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  • 12/9/2016 MARINETTE — The Marinette Senior Center has openings in their Zumba Core and Glutes classes. This is a higher intensity Zumba class for those seeking a cardiovascular and strength building workout. Tammy Vieth, a certified instructor, will lead the seven-week class. Two classes are offered each week. One is held Mondays from 4:15-5 p.m., Jan. 16-Feb. 27; the other is Wednesdays from 4:15-5 p.m., Dec. 28-Feb. 8.

  • 12/9/2016 MARINETTE — December is a busy month for the Vincentian and community elves. Children at the elementary and high school campus of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy collected new gifts for the Community Christmas Gift Basket program, and students at the high school campus of St Thomas Aquinas Academy collected dollars to adopt a teen for Christmas.

  • 12/9/2016 MARINETTE — Author and Marinette native Richard Smith has recently published a collection of humorous and sentimental Christmastime short stories drawn from memories of growing up in Wisconsin.

  • 12/9/2016 FLORENCE — A workshop to showcase soil health management and nutrient management techniques and realities is being held in Florence Dec. 16, in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resources Center, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Florence and Marinette County UW-Extension offices, in coordination with Florence County Land & Water Conservation (LWCD), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
    Soil health demonstration activities will show the tangible effects that management can have on soil health and overall productivity potential. Nutrient management will be the second primary topic of discussion and hands-on activities, demonstrating how proper soil sampling can improve a farm’s bottom line, while actually reducing environmental risk.

  • 12/9/2016 Marinette and surrounding cities’ volunteers have collected enough gift-filled shoeboxes to reach more than 21,600 children in need through the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. This season’s collection surpassed last year’s gift donations. For many of these children, the shoebox gift delivered through this local project will be the first gift they will have ever received.

  • 12/8/2016 MENOMINEE — An exhibit illustrating the life and career of Professor James LaMalfa, emeritus, of the University of Wisconsin-Marinette, will be on display at the Spies Library art gallery now through Jan. 30.

  • 12/8/2016 MENOMINEE — Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2901 13th St., is sharing the Christmas joy this season through several service projects. The church is working with local community agencies to help provide food and gifts for those less fortunate.

  • 12/8/2016 MARINETTE — Twenty-one volunteers from Marinette County were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recently by the Honorable James A. Morrison, Marinette County Circuit Court. The ceremony was held at the Marinette County Courthouse. CASA volunteers participated in a 30-hour extensive training program before being sworn in.

  • 12/7/2016 MENOMINEE — American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 146 held its Nov. 8 meeting at the Post on 1st Street. Anna Mae Amerman, chaplain, offered the opening prayer.

  • 12/6/2016 As I sit in my living room reminiscing about Christmases celebrated a long time ago (over 55 years ago to be exact), I remember vividly my family shopping, attending Mass, decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, and preparing the traditional Christmas meal of homemade ravioli, noodles and ham. Back then, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, life seemed so different. For example, we would travel from Caspian, where I lived, to Iron River, a distance of around three miles. In those days, traveling to Iron River felt like going to a large city, and it was!

  • 12/6/2016 MARINETTE — Main Street Electric Tattoo Co. held a cancer awareness event in October that raised $8,683. All proceeds went to the BAMC Oncology Fund. This was the fifth annual Main Street Tattoo event. Collectively Main Street Electric Tattoo has raised more than $23,000 that has been donated to the BAMC Oncology Fund to help with local patient care.

  • 12/5/2016 POUND — Safe Haven Community is collecting new, unwrapped winter hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for needy children from tot age to teen. Collected items will be distributed to children and youth in the Pound, Coleman and Beaver area.

  • 12/5/2016 PEMBINE — Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School received a grant recently from best-selling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School was selected from among thousands of applications for funding grants. To learn more, people may listen to Patterson’s exclusive interview about the critical need for school libraries on the “Scholastic Reads” podcast:

  • NHS students recently inducted
    12/3/2016 MARINETTE — The Our Lady of Lourdes Chapter of the National Honor Society held their induction ceremony Nov. 18, in the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy High School gym.

  • 12/2/2016 MARINETTE — The public is invited to attend the lecture event “Neurological Health and Water Quality.” The event will take place at the UW-Marinette in the main building, room M117, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Recent research shows increasing ties between neurodegeneration and water quality with Wisconsin residents in the region at greater risk.

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