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Fri
14
Sep

Field day will look at crop production

Grain crop producers face exceptionally tight margins. This creates the constant need for increasing efficiency and return on input investment, while still maintaining healthy soil.

A field day in the Town of Chase in southern Oconto County on Sept. 21 will showcase three different producer decision points: soybean planting population variation, cover crops, and winter wheat options.

The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reference materials and light lunch will be on hand for all attendees. The event is at the trial site at the junction of Blaser Lane and Oconto County Road C. Parking will be on Blaser Lane.

The field day is sponsored by Marinette and Oconto County UW-Extension, with support from the UW Nutrient & Pest Management Program and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Thu
13
Sep

Clintonville businesses taking part in Fall Frenzy

The public is invited to Clintonville’s Fall Frenzy, which will be held Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Main Street will be closed to traffic from 12th Street to Eighth Street to accommodate the many activities, which will include crafts, food, refreshments, a kids’ area, music, games, a puppet show, inflatables, artwork and more.

Shoppers will find items from local businesses and crafters as well as jewelry, skin care products, trees and shrubs, homemade canned foods, cleaning supplies, purses, maple syrup, essential oils, hair accessories, doll clothes, teddy bears, homemade pet treats and other treasures.

No one needs to go hungry as brats, burgers, potatoes, kettle corn, cheese, corn on the cob, toasted cheese sandwiches, deep fried goodies, pulled pork, French fries, popcorn chicken, nachos, tacos, Sun Drop slushies and other food items will be sold.

Thu
13
Sep

Diamond Rio to play Christmas show at North Star

The Grammy-winning country band Diamond Rio will perform their Christmas show Dec. 21 at the North Star Mohican Casino Resort. Tickets go on sale Friday.

The legendary country group, which has been making music for 25 years, consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards) and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals). Together, they’re responsible for hits like “Meet Me in the Middle,” “How Your Love Makes Me Feel” and “In a Week or Two.” Diamond Rio recently released their 10th studio album.

“There is a sense of unity with Diamond Rio,” said Michael Bonakdar, general manager of North Star Mohican Casino Resort. “They know their craft and they know each other— and you can hear that in their music.”

Ticket prices are $45, $35 and $25. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. concert; attendees must be 21 years or older.

Thu
13
Sep

30th Colorama trail ride to feature Neal McCoy concert

The 30th annual Colorama fall trail ride, called Wisconsin’s largest trail ride with more than 1,000 horses participating, is being held Oct. 4-7 at W12721 Buss Road, Caroline, presented by the Caroline Lions Club.

The activities will kick off Oct. 4 with live music by Austin Healy from 7:30-11:30 p.m. The free dance is sponsored by Fireworks Country and Shawano Well Drilling.

To celebrate 30 years of trail rides, national recording star Neal McCoy will give a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Tickets are limited for this special event; call 715-851-5799. Music by The 308s will follow.

Thu
13
Sep

Stepping On workshop comes to Bonduel

A seven-week workshop designed to prevent older adults from falling is being presented at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 240 E. Green Bay St., Bonduel, beginning in October.

Stepping On, a program developed in Australia, is for people who have previously fallen and for those who fear doing so. Participants will identify causes of falls and learn prevention strategies, including strength and balance exercises, home safety check suggestions and a review of medications. Research has shown that adults who complete the program have a 31 percent reduced rate of falls. In addition to improving health and safety, preventing falls saves money; by 2020, the cost of falls injuries is estimated to be $32.4 billion.

The Bonduel class will be held Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. at the church, starting Oct. 4. For information, call Heidi Russell of the Shawano County Human Services Aging Unit at 715-526-4686.

Thu
13
Sep

Clintonville Area Foundation fundraiser set for Oct. 13

A “Night With the Stars” is the theme for the Clintonville Area Foundation’s ninth annual fundraiser, which will be held Oct. 13 at the Clintonville Riverside Golf Club. Attendees can dress in business casual attire or come in costume, dressed as their favorite “star.”

Rather than a formal, sit-down banquet, the evening will feature a casual gathering, starting with cocktails at 6 p.m. A strolling dinner with several stations, abundant appetizers and desserts will follow, along with a silent auction. Following the dinner, the foundation will announce the winner of the annual Community Hero Award, as well as recent benefactors of the Clintonville Area Foundation grants.

Wed
12
Sep

Talking Shop


Photo by Charles Collier John Boyd from Antigo spent four years rebuilding this 1959 King Midget. On display for the second time at the Customs & Classics Car Show held Sunday, the car was originally sold in a box with all assembly required.

Shawano Lake County Park was filled with hundreds of unique cars Sunday for the seventh annual Customs & Classics Car Show from the furthest edge of its parking area to its share of shoreline.

Judges made their rounds through the winding, stationary parade of passionate handiwork, but sharing stories and insights with a likeminded crowd was reward enough.

What a crowd it was.

“It’s a huge turnout, has been all day. I had no idea it could fit this much,” said Jeff Feistel, one of many onlookers.

In past years, Feistel has seen the park from his cabin across the lake but never gave it much of a second look. Having judged several contests in years’ past, Feistel has an eye trained for minute detail in search of superiority.

Sat
08
Sep

All that remains are the memories of Mom

It doesn’t get easier. The sense of loss and the feeling of loneliness doesn’t go away, not ever.

My mother was born in September. During the month, I spend more time than usual thinking about her. I never once missed spending Mom’s birthday with her. I usually bought her a special card, but one year, I cut out colorful words from magazines, such as beautiful, loving, humorous and glued them to a card. Inside was a poem written especially for her. I found the card in her dresser drawer after she passed. It touched me that she kept it all those years.

Sat
08
Sep

Talk to loved ones about senior scams on Grandparents Day

When wishing your grandparents a happy Grandparents Day this weekend, it might be a good idea to talk with them about elder scams.

“While we are all targets for scammers, some con artists prey specifically on seniors,” said Michelle Reinen, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. “Education is the best way to prevent fraud,” so the more information we can share with older friends and family, the less likely it is they’ll fall victim to a scam.

The department has a hotline which can provide seniors with a free bookmark or booklet to help them identify scam operations, spot fraud and navigate tricky consumer issues. The number is 800-422-7128. Seniors can also sign up for consumer alerts by email or text message by calling the hotline or by emailing datcphotline@wi.gov.

Sat
08
Sep

Weekend with fairgoers and family doesn’t disappoint

Well, another great Shawano County Fair has come to a close. On the days I was there, I got sprinkled on a few times. Even though I had an umbrella in hand, I never opened it up. On Labor Day, I managed to get through most of the buildings. I enjoy talking to exhibitors and meeting up with people, many I only get to see once a year at the fair.

I was much impressed with the crops and vegetable exhibits; with all the heat and humidity of the summer, it seemed things excelled. The animals are so well groomed, and it is fun to see the pride of the exhibitors.

Once again, the Shawano County Historical Society did a great job on their exhibit. One picture I saw seemed impossible to me, taken back in the day when logs were cut and hauled the old-fashioned way. The logs were piled exceeding high on a sleigh, with only two horses hitched to the load. I could only wonder at the danger this posed to the loggers.

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