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Shawano Area Community Foundation recognizes volunteers

Posted on May 7, 2019, by

 Teacher Lynn Schaal spends her weekends helping Boy Scouts earn their merit badges in Bonduel. She is one of four Volunteer Award winners we’re featuring from the Shawano Area Community Foundation, our affiliate. By Lee Pulaski, Shawano Leader Lynn Schaal spends all day in a classroom setting, teaching and shaping young minds. That teaching instinct doesn’t […]

Clintonville Area Foundation awards six grants

2019 Clintonville Area Foundation grant distribution (l-r, front row) Gibson Island volunteer Cody Carrico, Gibson Island volunteer Joy Krubsack, Girl Scout leader Leslie Coleman, CESA 8 representative Lynn Aprill, Clintonville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elena Kowalkowski, (rear row) Gibson Island volunteer Jesse Wilson, Navarino Nature Center director/naturalist Tim Ewing, Navarino Nature Center volunteer Ann […]

Clintonville Goodfellows to make spirits bright for 600

Today many people will come through the doors of Memory Lanes Bowling and Banquet Hall in Clintonville, and leave with their arms laden with much-needed groceries and Christmas gifts they would not otherwise be able to afford. It’s distribution day for a unique charitable organization called the Clintonville Goodfellows Association, whose volunteers have been busy […]

At-risk boys do an About Face at Rawhide

Posted on Nov 1, 2018, by

With all the negative news we hear every day, you may wonder if anything positive can be done to improve the lives of young people who’ve made poor decisions. The answer is yes! In New London, Rawhide is changing the minds and hearts of thousands of at-risk boys. The nonprofit has been devoted to working […]

Clintonville Honors Community Hero

By Jeff Hoffman, Clintonville Area Foundation This past weekend our Clintonville Area Foundation selected our 2018 recipient of the Community Heroes Award—Connie Mitchell. Connie is considered a significant role model by people around her: in her family, church, place of employment and community organizations. Connie’s volunteer service is a whirlwind of participation in those spheres […]

New Waupaca grant helps prevent suicide

Posted on Oct 4, 2018, by

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds globally. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate a jump in the badger state’s suicide rate of more than 25 percent over the past two decades. The Waupaca Area Community Foundation recently awarded its first-ever Community Enhancement Grant to the Center for […]

Real Conversations About Autism

There is a good chance you know someone who has autism or is caring for an autistic child or adult.  The latest analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The term “spectrum” means there are a wide range of symptoms and levels […]