Hard work, faith help educator succeed

ANTIGO — Julie Sprague remembers watching her father, a strapping dairy farmer, on his knees in the cellar praying as summertime thunderstorms swept across the Antigo Flats. … Read More

Faith influences all parts of her life

GREEN BAY — No matter how busy Robyn Hallet, executive director of Literacy Green Bay, expects her day to be, there’s one event that’s never taken off … Read More

She has the heart of a missionary

WAUTOMA — Julie Vargas is living her dream and, in the process, she’s helping others achieve some of their own. Since 2011, Vargas has been on a … Read More

Caring for others with mental illness

APPLETON — Joanne Kolodzik had some strong role models in her life when she was growing up. “One influence on me was my grandmother Mary (Mamie) Brice … Read More

She shares musical gift with the Masses

WAUTOMA — Phyllis Dollar was born to play music. Her parents hit the right note when they gave her the middle name of Cecilia. St. Cecilia is … Read More

Her music remembers loved ones

APPLETON — Pam Keane is using this year’s holiday season to remember two friends in a very special way. The musician has created a CD of piano … Read More

Making lighted rosaries is his gift

SHERWOOD — About 15 years ago, Larry Gorniak was driving along Highway 151 south of Stockbridge at night and spotted an illuminated object on the side of … Read More

Catechist finds his role comes naturally

GREENVILLE — Santa isn’t the only one busy in his workshop this time of year. Denis Ebben is spending his spare time crafting wooden cribs for the … Read More

Calligraphy is her avocation

STURGEON BAY — As a seventh-grader at St. Joseph School (now merged to become St. John Bosco), Julie Gebauer was given a gift she has loved to … Read More

An angel to Wautoma’s migrant workers

WAUTOMA — Luz O’Matta’s legacy is stitched into the fabric of Wautoma’s migrant workers’ lives – much like the quilts she made for them upon moving to … Read More