Community

Sat
19
Jan

Food producers invited to FRESH project meeting

The FRESH Project will host its second local food producer meeting on Feb. 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the United Cooperative, Shawano Agronomy Location Conference Room, 1212 Bay Lakes Road, Shawano.

All farmers and meat and vegetable producers are invited for lunch and to participate in discussions to include The FRESH Project’s mobile market, scheduled for a pilot program this summer; branding of Shawano Country agricultural products, winter farmers market, and a local food cooperative.

To attend, contact Barbara Mendoza at barbara@thefreshproject.org or by calling 715-526-5206 by Feb. 1.

The project’s work, including the mobile market, is made possible through the support of the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region and community and private donations.

Sat
19
Jan

Rural Marion church to host healing conference

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church-Big Falls will be hosting a healing conference Feb. 9 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This all-day conference is for anyone who wants to learn how to use faith-based practices to heal the sick, and is training for anyone who is interested in ministering in healing rooms.

All are welcome to attend who desire to learn and understand more about faith-based healing. In addition, the conference concludes with ministry time for anyone who would like to receive prayers for healing.

Dave and Kathy Werner, directors of the Healing Rooms of Green Bay and the Wisconsin state directors of the International Association of Healing Rooms headquartered in Spokane, Washington, will present the Healing the Sick Conference with teaching, testimonies, demonstrations, and ministry.

Topics include provision for healing, authority of the believer, roadblocks to healing, how God can use individuals to heal the sick and the anointing that empowers.

Fri
18
Jan

CMN taking part in CSA


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Maydene McDougal, who owns and operates McDougal’s Farm with her husband, Jerry, describes some of the vegetables she grows on her farm, a community-supported agriculture operation, as she shows off one of the boxes she provides shareholders with each week. The College of Menominee Nation is sponsoring 30 shares for area low-income families as part of a pilot program.

The College of Menominee Nation is testing a pilot program in 2019 in the hope of keeping those who live on the reservation more healthy.

The college is sponsoring 30 shares of a community-supported agriculture program run by McDougal Farm in Deerbrook. Qualifying families that sign up will be able to receive a free box of vegetables on a bi-weekly basis over an 18-week growing season.

“The college received some funding to do this so we could see what the interest is as far as a CSA,” said Brian Kowalkowski, CMN’s dean of continuing education. “We didn’t realize we were going to create such a relationship with the McDougals. If we stopped now, we would be way ahead of the game because what they’ve brought to us already is awesome.”

Fri
18
Jan

Clintonville Area Foundation to distribute grants

The Clintonville Area Foundation welcomes the community to join them in celebrating the distribution of grants to several local organizations. These grants are awarded from the Clintonville Community Fund, one of 27 funds managed by the foundation.

This has become a yearly rite for the organization that has grown from humble beginnings. Last year, the total assets of the foundation exceeded $1 million for the first time. The assets represent the total value of all charitable funds under administration by the foundation, which generate grant dollars that are used to improve the community.

Wed
16
Jan

Bowling fundraiser set for Saturday

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin invites the community to Bowl For Kids’ Sake on Saturday Jan. 19 at Lakeshore Lanes.

The event is the agency’s signature fundraiser combining bowling and team spirit with a pledge drive to support youth mentoring in Shawano County.

The fourth annual event takes participants to “Infinity and Beyond.” The outer space theme encourages teams to dress the part of their favorite outer space icons — planets and the Milky Way, aliens and astronauts or characters from popular TV shows and movies, such as “Star Trek” or “Star Wars.”

Company and team sponsorships, combined with individual bowlers who raise pledges, will help raise money to support programming for this year.

Sat
12
Jan

Winters not as brutal as they were in years past

In thinking back to winters of my youth, I can’t recall any Januarys such as the one we are currently living. The point can be made, that we aren’t even halfway through as yet, and cold and snow could be on its way, but as for me, I am thinking about being 9 years old on a small farm between Clintonville and Marion.

Winters came hard in those days, but this little girl was snuggled under a wool quilt, and Pa had the furnace fired up warm for those cold winter nights. Ma had spent time knitting woolen socks, mittens, scarves and caps, and with multiple layers of clothing, I was well prepared for the cold outside.

After being bundled up, I’d go down to the barn and feed the calves, then give ground feed to the cows. The heat of the cattle kept the barn at a cozy temperature. I took some time in the barn to cuddle with kittens.

Sat
12
Jan

Chili recipe a big hit with newspaper readers

Papers often highlight their top stories of the year. I decided I would take a look back on 2018, too.

I am both happy and humbled by the many comments, calls and letters I received from readers during 2018. They came from as far away as California and Florida and as nearby as Keshena and Cecil. I am truly grateful for the many friends I have made throughout the years. It is the main reason I continue to write. So, thank you for your inspiration and your friendship.

Sat
12
Jan

ThedaCare partners with Neuroscience Group

To enhance local access to expert brain, spine and pain care for people in Northeast and Central Wisconsin, ThedaCare has announced a partnership with Neuroscience Group. The group is the newest member of ThedaCare’s Accountable Care Organization, which aligns health care providers to work together in caring for patients in the region.

Neuroscience Group has 40 caregivers, including 17 physicians and 23 associate providers, and has been caring for patients in the area for nearly 30 years. They have worked with ThedaCare in the past; Neuroscience Group physicians were integral in developing and certifying the ThedaCare Stroke Center. Neuroscience Group will remain an independent physician-owned clinic.

Sat
12
Jan

Training for BQA certification offered

Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that raises consumer confidence by offering training in proper management techniques with a producer commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

By attending an in-person training for BQA, farmers can become certified in BQA. Several BQA trainings are being offered locally by Oconto County University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture Agent, Sarah Mills-Lloyd.

The first one will be Jan. 29 at the Shawano Public Library, 128 S. Sawyer St., Shawano. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., with the training at 1 p.m.

Another training will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Matsche Center, 326 Railroad St., Birnamwood. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the training.

There will also be training on Feb. 16 at the Gillett Community Center, 200 Main St., Gillett. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and training begins at 1 p.m.

Thu
10
Jan

Clintonville alum joins UW-Madison troupe onstage

A Clintonville graduate will join the Wisconsin Singers, an entertainment group from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as they take the stage in the Clintonville High School (CHS) auditorium on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.

A 2016 Clintonville High School graduate, Claire Crocker, is part of the show’s troupe. She is the daughter of Ann and Brian Crocker, and is one of 17 singer-dancers and nine band members in the on-stage ensemble.

“I am so excited about coming back to Clintonville to perform our top tier, captivating show in a familiar venue in front of family, friends and the whole community,” commented Crocker. “I am looking forward to sharing our Broadway quality show with everyone in and around Clintonville. It is, I can assure you, a show that will entertain all ages and is for music lovers of every genre and generation.”

The group will perform its 51st season show, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now!”

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