Halloween tea among library’s October programs

The Shawano City-County Library will continue to provide several free programs during October.

This month’s featured program will be a Halloween tea at 2 p.m. Oct. 15. The gothic theme will include décor, presentation on the history of Halloween, and Halloween/horror movie trivia. So don your pointed hats, capes and costumes for a spooky tea. As space is limited and filling up fast, contact the library to reserve a spot.

Children’s programs are Baby & Me at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Story Time at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Gather ‘Round at 10 a.m. Thursdays. The library will also host a Smokey Bear program for families at 10 a.m. Oct. 10.


Steffel completes AgSource training

Kayla Steffel, AgSource’s northeast region field technician, completed the intermediate field technician training session Sept. 1-2 at the AgSource headquarters in Verona.

Intermediate training brings staff together in an educational setting to focus on the foundation of dairy herd improvement services, including management reports, data collection and herd products. Technicians receive hands-on training and interaction with instructors.

“We need to make sure that field technicians are staying current. Intermediate training will serve to better prepare them for the demands of working with a very diverse dairy industry,” said Erin Berger, AgSource’s director of outreach, training and sales support.

Participants had a chance to meet the customer service representatives and see how a DHI report is processed. They gained a better understanding of AgSource policies and procedures and the on-farm data collection software used by AgSource, DairyComp 305.


Children can benefit from chiropractic care

With more and more parents across the county taking their children – even babies – in for chiropractic care, there are still questions as to why they might need care, if it is safe for children and what the benefits are.

The Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin, along with doctors of chiropractic across the state, have made it a point recently to expand their efforts to educate parents on the role chiropractic care can play in the overall health care of kids.

“We decided to be part of the effort to better educate the public,” said Dr. Katie Mead, co-owner of the Countryview Chiropractic Clinic, S.C., in Shawano. “We see a lot of families in our practice. It surprises me when older patients come in our office and ask about why there are kids in here getting care.”


Homecoming starts next week

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski The 2015 homecoming king candidates are, back row, from left, Manny Morrell, Jared Tavernier, Austin Lhotka, Brady Belongia, Zeke Gueths, Landan Holtz, Hunter Hoffman and Drake Feriancek for king. For queen, the candidates are, front row, Mia Coffman, Lauren Roloff, Teagan Monfils, Megan Hoffman, Annalies Young, Julia Beck, Alli Raddant and Courtney Rouse.

The halls of Shawano Community High School looked like your standard halls of learning Friday morning. By the end of the day, they appeared ready for a party.

Homecoming returns next week for Shawano, as current and former students come together to celebrate their alma mater. The football game against Green Bay West, homecoming’s biggest event, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the annual Hall of Fame induction at noon in the SCHS commons.

The community homecoming parade begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Elizabeth and Main streets and continuing north on Main Street. The lineup starts at 5 p.m.

Also on Friday are the powder puff football games, where the girls take the field and battle for the pigskin. Semifinals are at 2 p.m. with the finals beginning at 7:30 p.m.


St. Jakobi pancake dinner relies on volunteer power

St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in the town of Richmond is preparing for the 59th annual potato pancake dinner from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27.

The dinner includes potato and wheat pancakes along with locally produced maple syrup, apple sauce, grilled sausages, cheese, pies, coffee and milk.

The Men’s Club served the pancake dinner for the first time in 1954 for members only. Grills were borrowed from other congregations in the first years. Church members were asked to donate homemade apple sauce and pies.

In the early 1960s, the church’s Young Peoples Society was responsible for grinding the potatoes. Each member had to grind enough potatoes to fill a bread pan. About that same time the public was invited to attend.

The annual event has continued to grow each year.


Pulaski Area Historical Society to hold annual meeting

The Pulaski Area Historical Society will hold its annual dinner meeting on Oct. 21 at the Pulaski American Legion, 135 N. St. Augustine St.

Members of the PAHS and anyone interested in the preservation of history in Pulaski and surrounding areas is invited to attend the event.

Attendees can visit the Pulaski Museum at 121 W. Pulaski St. prior to the meeting. The museum will be open at 5 p.m. for tours, followed by a social at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion, dinner at 7 p.m. and a program to follow.

MCL Industries will be the event’s annual guest. Attendees will learn about the long history of the business in Pulaski. A short meeting will also be held to update members on happenings within the organization over the past year. Elections will be held.

Tickets are $15 and include a Polish meal catered by Super Ron’s Food Center. Individuals can purchase tickets at FirstMerit Bank, North Shore Bank and Premier Bank in Pulaski or by calling 920-822-5775.


Clintonville’s Fall Frenzy is Saturday

The annual Fall Frenzy sponsored by the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Clintonville.

Because of the Main Street reconstruction, the activity area will be from 10th Street to Seventh Street.

There will be plenty of food for sale, including toasted cheese sandwiches, chili, chicken booyah, brats, burgers, rib eye steak sandwiches, sloppy Joes, Reubens, cream puffs, Amish baked goods, popcorn and more.

Items for sale will include jewelry, crocheted items, wood items, mittens, doll clothes, maple syrup, origami owls, Scentsy products, salsa, chair massages and more.

The Tiny Truckers Day Care Center will sponsor minnow races. There will be an area with Hispanic snacks, specialty foods, pinata fun for both adults and children, puppets and more.

The event will be held rain or shine.


Nature center hike shines spotlight on mushrooms

Contributed Photo Mushroom hunter Matt Welter says the Navarino Nature Center is home to several species of Amanita mushrooms, one of which has never been documented in Wisconsin.

Contributed Photo Mushroom hunter Matt Welter found Frost’s Boletes at Navarino Nature Center and will lead a hike Saturday to show participants many of the types of mushrooms on nature center grounds.

What can smell like maple syrup, shellfish, chocolate, cinnamon or ammonia? What can look like undersea coral, brains, cat whiskers or smoking cauldrons? What can appear as small as your fingertip, but is actually the largest living organism on earth?

What can cause some of your neighbors to spend hours in the woods looking for them, while also be the bane of those who want an immaculate yard?

Fungus! Fungi! Rumous iglumous! Toadstools! Mushrooms!

It seems many want to eat them; at the same time many fear even touching one.

Not Matt Welter. He has studied mushrooms, fungi, lichens and slimemolds for 25 years, and his take on them is, “You don’t have to eat them to enjoy them.”

“I started studying them up on Isle Royale and in the Apostles when I was park ranger,” Welter said. “Being stuck out on an island, it seemed like something fun to study, and the more I looked, the more kinds of fungi I found.”


Shawano couple among Sesquicentennial Farm Award honorees

Contributed Photo JudyAnn and Richard Pahlow were honored at the Wisconsin State Fair as owners of a sesquicentennial farm.

JudyAnn and Richard Pahlow, of Shawano, were recently honored at the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, for their sesquicentennial farm.

The Sesquicentennial Farm Awards Program began in 1998 as part of the state’s sesquicentennial celebration. The program honors families who have had continuous ownership of their Wisconsin farm or home for 150 years or more. Hillshire Farm, of New London, sponsored the 18th program.

On Aug. 9, Hillshire Farm recognized 42 sesquicentennial farm families. More that 740 sesquicentennial properties have been honored since the program’s inception.

For information about the program, call Jill Albanese at 414-777-0580.


Bonduel finalizes plans for Founders Day

Bonduel will celebrate its 13th annual Founders Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19.

There will be special events held throughout the downtown area.

More than 100 arts, crafts and food vendors will be located downtown on Green Bay Street and First Streets. Local school, church and civic groups also will be selling specialty items. There will be a pie and ice cream social, Amish baked goods and homemade ice cream, cookie sale and more.

There will be several booths with a variety of foods, including a brat fry, barbecue, pulled pork and hot dogs.

Ken Natzke Travels will sponsor Amish tours, which will depart the Dollar General parking lot at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. For reservations, call 715-758-2718.

Amish buggy rides, costing $1 each, will be available at the fire department area.

The Bonduel Community Archives, on South First Street, will hold an open house.


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