Sharing time, talent is second nature

REDGRANITE — Victor Shrock, a lifetime member of St. Mark Parish, has fond early childhood memories of the parish where he received his first Communion — and … Read More

Youth bakes caramel rolls for charity

FREEDOM — When Aaron Vanden Heuvel read the novel “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park along with his classmates in their sixth-grade literature class … Read More

Sight unseen, faith is her guide

OSHKOSH — Shirley Schmid was born blind in the small town of Promise, Iowa. But with a sense of humor, a faith in God and support in … Read More

‘Every day is a new chapter’

ELCHO — Sometimes, God whispers. Ken Schiefelbein has been having a running, but often quiet, dialogue with the Creator for 78 years. “The Lord communicates with us … Read More

Christ strengthens her through it all

NEW FRANKEN — Gloriann Ciha wears a black rubber bracelet on her right wrist. It is inscribed with the words, “I can do all things through Christ, … Read More

They bleed Xavier blue

APPLETON — Mike and Kathy Bates consider St. Francis Xavier High School to be their home away from home. It’s no wonder, seeing as they’ve been actively … Read More

Doing his part for a ‘healthy church’

WINNECONNE — Ted Kreuzer has served the parishes of St. Mary Churches, Omro and Winneconne, in a variety of ways, but playing music for Mass holds a … Read More

Creating crafts has been lesson in faith

KAUKAUNA — As a stay-at-home mom, Megan Bolle has found a way to entertain her four children, ages 8, 6, 3 and 18 months, while teaching them … Read More

Music and family are intertwined

GREEN BAY — When Ed Selinsky reflects on his life, the lessons his parents taught him as a child are what continue to impact the choices he … Read More