Community

Tue
24
Jan

Agriculture meets art

When local photographer Jim Leuenberger got the ball rolling with the Shawano County Barn Quilts project almost a year and a half ago, he expected to finish 2011 with 30 barn quilts at best.

The 100th barn quilt went up Tuesday on a barn in Pulaski, and there appears to be no end in sight. Seven more barn quilts are complete and will be going up in the next two weeks, according to Leuenberger, plus another 20 have been commissioned.

Thu
19
Jan

Bridal show helps ensure nothing overlooked on big day

<p>Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena will host a Bridal Show from noon to 4 p.m. Jan.

Thu
19
Jan

Volunteer Profile

<p>Amy Rottier is the vice president of the Cecil Area Chamber of Commerce.</p><p>Rottier was born in Shawano and graduated from Gillett High School. She went to NWTC where she earned her barbering degree. For 10 years she worked for Mr. B's in Shawano. In 1996, she opened her own business, Hair Haven, in Cecil in the former Lakeshore Telephone building.</p><p>Amy and her husband, Joel, a truck driver, have been married 18 years. They have two children, Tamara, 14, and Jim, 10. Rottier does a lot of volunteering at Jim's school, St.

Thu
19
Jan

Nonprofit Profile

<p>Narcotics Anonymous has been on and off in Shawano. The group is currently on a nine-month stretch.</p><p>"We're relatively new again," said a member. "All we can do is try."</p><p>Addiction affects every part of a person's life: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. NA describes addiction as a progressive disease with no known cure.</p><p>The Riverside Serenity Group meets once a week at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Shawano.

Thu
19
Jan

UFOs found in messy basement

<p>My desire to sew has been hampered by my messy basement. All of the leftover fabric from previous projects sits helter skelter on my quilting table. Added to that are the UFOs that are sitting around, waiting.</p><p>I have decided I need to sort through the piles of boxes, plastic crates and bags that are juggling for space on the floor in my sewing room.

Thu
19
Jan

Until next year

<p>Waking up early Monday morning to tackle barn chores, I wondered why I felt so glum. Before my feet even hit the floor it dawned on me. Oh yeah. The Packers lost. Bummer. Watching the local news later that morning, the anchor persons were low-keyed and solemn-faced, their melancholy attitude due to a Packer loss. One and done. Ugh.</p><p>The manner in which the game was played was disheartening. Missed tackles, costly fumbles, dropped passes. The list goes on. One lousy game does not negate the entire season. Fifteen and one is an accomplishment in and of itself.

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