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  • St. Vincent names new director
    4/29/2017 The Marinette District Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society named Kalyani Grasso as its new executive director, effective March 27.
    Grasso, a resident of Peshtigo, recently worked at the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee until her move to the Marinette area in 2014. She brings to SVdP more than 16 years experience in the non-profit sector. She currently serves as vice chair of the Women’s Giving Circle of the M&M Community Foundation and as a volunteer for the Cub Scouts in Peshtigo.

  • 4/29/2017 SILVER CLIFF — The Athelstane/Silver Cliff American Legion Auxiliary Unit 66 met at 10 a.m., April 1, at the Silver Cliff Town Hall.
    The unit voted to increase the check for the pop cans tabs to $50 which was sent to the Marinette County Service officer to be used for homeless female veterans. The group will continue to collect aluminum can tabs to be turned in for this fund. In other business, the unit discussed the two basket raffles which Unit 66 Member Nicki Aragon will put together. One was used for Carla Jose Benefit, April 23. The other will be for the 9th District Spring Conference at the Woods April 29. Eleven members will attend the spring conference.

  • 4/29/2017 MENOMINEE — Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties, 909 10th Ave., announces its monthly clinic schedule. All services are by appointment only. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached by calling 906-863-4451.

  • 4/27/2017 MENOMINEE — The Menominee High School Forensics team will travel today to the campus of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, to compete in the state finals. More than 300 students from 75 schools across the state will compete. The Menominee Forensics team will be represented by 19 students in nine events.
    “State finals is always a learning experience,” said Coach Ron Jackson. “Our younger members learn what it takes to be a champion, and our graduating seniors have one last chance to show what it takes to win.”

  • 4/27/2017 MARINETTE — The Stephenson Library and Marinette County UW-Extension are sponsoring a pair of discussions for home gardeners interested in flowers, vegetables or both. The events are free of charge and will be held at the Stephenson Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Monday.

  • 4/27/2017 MARINETTE — Twenty four area students raised $1,569.71 from passing cars at the annual Freezin’ 4 Reasons youth event held recently at the NWTC North Coast Marine Manufacturing Training Center on Main Street. The students and adult Vincentians raised $2,925 in matching pre-event monies. Gerard Biehl in spring 2010, was the leader of the SVdP Freezin’ 4 Reasons and now, as an adult, donated the balance needed to match the pre-event monies. Others added donations to even out the final amount to $6,000 raised in 2017.

  • 4/26/2017 MARINETTE — Stephenson Public Library will hold several events during the month of May. Events at the library are free and registration is not required unless noted.

  • Quilt show to be held
    4/26/2017 MARINETTE — Northwoods Quilters will hold the Biennial Quilt Show Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 1200 Main St.

  • 4/25/2017 MENOMINEE — The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 146 held its April 11 meeting at the Legion Post on 1st Street.
    Julie Hendrick, secretary, presented the March 14 regular meeting minutes, and Cindy Smith, treasurer, gave the financial report. The reports were placed on file for audit.

  • 4/25/2017 MARINETTE — The Opera for the Young (OFTY) company will present an adaptation of Donizetti’s, “The Elixir of Love,” May 8. The performance schedule includes Garfield Elementary at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. performance at Merryman Elementary. Performances last approximately an hour, and the public is invited to attend. Those attending must check in with the school office before attending the performance in the gym.

  • 4/24/2017 The Menominee County Library, in partnership with the Stephenson Branch of Integra First Federal Credit Union, is presenting a program, “Children and Money,” for parents and grandparents Friday at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. This program is free and everyone is welcome.

  • Students advance in Wisconsin YES!
    4/22/2017 A statewide panel of judges have selected 24 entries to advance to Phase 2 of Wisconsin YES!, a youth business plan contest for students in middle school and high school, including two groups from Crivitz High School.
    Students submitted their science- and tech-based 250-word business summaries through the contest website,, in April to compete in Phase 1. One hundred and forty-eight entries were received from around the state, a record number of entries since the inception of the contest.

  • 4/22/2017 MENOMINEE — The M&M Area Community Foundation recently awarded grants to 14 organizations throughout Marinette and Menominee counties. The funds were made available by generous contributions from community members to the Philanthropy Fund, which was established by the MMACF board of directors to support the needs of local nonprofit organizations.

  • 4/22/2017 MARINETTE — The UW-Marinette will host the 20th Annual Undergraduate Research and Performance Conference Friday.
    This program highlights student research and performance across the various areas of academia. The day will begin with a keynote address from Micah Thill, who has a doctorate in pharmacy and grew up in Peshtigo, where he attended high school and graduated in 2006. He received his associate’s degree from UW-Marinette in 2008; his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 2012 from UW-Madison and doctorate in pharmacy from UW-Madison in 2016.

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