Community

Fri
13
Apr

Cardiac monitors on life support

Have you or anyone in your family or close to you ever needed emergency medical help? If you answered yes, then you know just how important emergency responses are to you. If you didn’t answer yes, the odds of it happening in your lifetime are very high.

The Clintonville Area Ambulance Service is currently in need of replacing one Zoll and three Philips cardiac monitors that are several years old, which are located in each of the four ambulances. The reason for the replacement is that the company no longer supports repair of the existing units due to Federal Drug Administration regulations. Replacing these will not be at a minimal cost, and that is why a campaign has been started to help replace these units.

Fri
13
Apr

Ahoy! There be a musical on the horizon


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Making up some of Captain Bree’s motley crew are, from left, Juli Cary, Megan Pedersen, Taya Jannusch, Briley Woija, Makenna Jannusch and Annika Jannusch. Thirty-one homeschooled students make up this year’s show.

The Wolf River Homeschoolers are hitting the high seas with their annual musical as they present “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree” next week.

Patrons can expect plenty of music and plenty of comedy in this two-hour show. It is a very familiar show to the director, Cheryl Jones-Ritter, who directed the show a decade ago at the Mielke Arts Center.

“It was one of my favorites,” Jones-Ritter said. “The kids have asked for it through the years, but you don’t want to do a repeat show so soon.”

The cast of the previous show has graduated and continued with adult life, but many of them plan to come to the April 22 show and relive the experience one last time as they sing the finale with the next generation of swashbucklers.

“We’re trying to get them to wear costumes, too,” Jones-Ritter said. “Some of them are parents, and they’re bringing their kids dressed as pirates.”

Thu
12
Apr

3 blood drives in area this month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference.

Kay Whaley knows the impact of blood donations. When she was 9, she was in an accident and received many transfusions. That experience inspired her to become a blood donor.

“It takes about an hour of your time and could save the life of a friend, neighbor or even family member,” she said. “It doesn’t cost you anything and is the greatest gift you could give.”

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed to help meet patient needs this spring.

Thu
12
Apr

Leopold Conservation Award Program seeks Wisconsin nominees

Know a Wisconsin farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources?

Nominate them for the 2018 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award.

Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private land conservation, presents the Leopold Conservation Award to private landowners in 13 states for extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation.

Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes those who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land.

In his influential 1949 book, “A Sand County Almanac,” Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage.

In Wisconsin the $10,000 award is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association.

Wed
11
Apr

Expansion begins for Safe Haven


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Tossing dirt to kick off the expansion for Safe Haven are, from left, board member Scott Parson, executive director Stacey Cicero, U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, board member Jody Johnson, Shawano Mayor-elect Ed Whealon and state Rep. Gary Tauchen. The expansion, which will cost $425,000, is expected to be completed this fall.

More than 100 people crammed into Safe Haven for a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, getting to see firsthand the crowded conditions and need for expansion at the emergency shelter.

“Safe Haven will be able to offer more prevention and early intervention to prevent the cycle of violence so individuals and families can live a life free from violence and abuse,” said Stacey Cicero, Safe Haven’s executive director.

The 2,200-square-foot expansion will add, among other things, much-needed bedroom space to the Shawano shelter, which was at or over capacity most of last year. Currently, the shelter can house five families in crisis; when it goes over capacity, families are forced to share bedrooms.

Wed
11
Apr

Celebration of Giving seeks volunteers

Shawano’s Celebration of Giving, presented by the Shawano Area Community Foundation and The Shawano Leader, is seeking people who exhibit the spirit of volunteerism in Shawano County.

Five area individuals or groups who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service to the community will be selected by representatives of the award sponsors. Each award recipient will receive $1,000 to donate to an area nonprofit of his or her choice.

Nominations are being sought in the following categories:

• Health Care Volunteer Award: Recognizes an individual for his or her commitment to improving health and well-being of others through volunteerism. Sponsor: ThedaCare Physicians

• Youth Volunteer Award: Recognizes an area high school student who has embraced and demonstrated the spirit of volunteering and giving back to the community. Sponsors: Shawano Optimist Club and Shawano Rotary

Sat
07
Apr

New name, same great crafts at Civic Center

As of April 1, the Crafty Boutique is the new name of the Senior Gift Shop.

No, it isn’t an April Fools joke, but hopefully a better way to draw more attention to the many homemade crafts. It is hoped that the new name will let people know that it isn’t just for seniors, even though they make the crafts, but for everyone.

“We had suggestions from a few people for the name,” said the boutique’s secretary Geri Van De Loo. “The other name doesn’t tell our story. People don’t realize what we have here.”

“Mostly they don’t know we’re here,” added president Mary Ann Rudie.

Sat
07
Apr

Meet Cindy Stein


Photo by Carol Wagner Cindy Stein volunteers at the Crafty Boutique, formerly the Senior Gift Shop where she sells the crafts she makes in her home.

Cindy Stein volunteers at the Crafty Boutique, formerly the Senior Gift Shop, in Shawano.

Stein was born in Green Bay, graduating from Green Bay Preble High School. She studied at NWTC before moving to Phoenix where she went to data processing school. After seven years she returned to Green Bay where she worked for the AC Nielsen Co. for 24 years. When that job was eliminated Stein worked at JoAnn Fabrics and was an alteration specialist for David’s Bridal. She is a seamstress for Royal Cleaners in Green Bay and Martin’s Cleaners in Shawano.

Stein also manages the family business, Bill’s Barber Shop, in Green Bay, and has her own alterations business in Shawano where she moved two years ago. Stein and her significant other, Larry Parshen, who is retired, live in the town of Wescott.

Q Where do you volunteer?

A “Right now just the Crafty Boutique. I’ve been involved a little over a year.”

Q What do you do?

Sat
07
Apr

Fashion show benefits Safe Haven

A spring fashion show benefiting Safe Haven will be held at 4:30 p.m. April 15 at Body Essentials Clothing, Bridal and Bath, 126 S. Main St., Shawano.

Tickets are available at Body Essentials for $15, but seating is limited. All ticket money is donated to Safe Haven.

Some of the latest spring fashions from Body Essentials Clothing, Bridal and Bath, Generations and Cobblers Closet will be showcased.

Food from Angie’s Main Café, Bubba’s BBQ Co., Anew Tea Emporium, Old Glory Candy and Hotcakes by Tera Keliher will be served. All food is donated.

Safe Haven is breaking new ground, adding much needed room to its existing location. Besides the increase in bedrooms, the agency is creating a confidential and secure waiting area for participants, adding meeting rooms for outreach programs and expanded services, and upgrading the security systems.

Sat
07
Apr

Nature center hosting fun run/walk

Navarino Nature Center will be hosting a trail fun run/walk on April 21.

There will be a 5K run/walk and a 10K run starting at 9 a.m., which starts and finishes in the grass field west of the nature center, W5646 Lindsten Road, Navarino. The trail goes through mixed forest, through several wetlands by crossing over two boardwalks, and along the edges of several prairies.

A one-mile kid’s run will follow at 10:30 a.m. Young runners will enjoy and be challenged by this one mile loop through the forest and along the bog boardwalk. The run is open to children up to age 15.

Prices for the various divisions and cut off dates can be found at www.navarino.org under the upcoming events tab located at the top of the screen. Registration can be filled out at www.active.com or printed out from www.navarino.org.

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