He helps strangers to become heroes

OSHKOSH — Jon Doemel believes anyone can be a hero if given the opportunity, and his “Heroes of Oshkosh” Facebook group provides just that. Heroes of Oshkosh … Read More

Her greatest joy is rekindling happiness

OSHKOSH — As a licensed psychologist for the past 30 years, Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco said her greatest joy is guiding individuals, couples and families to be happy … Read More

She’s putting her mark on outreach

APPLETON — Jessica Michels is passionate about getting younger families back to church and getting them involved in parish life. Building relationships is important to her as … Read More

His wood crafting skills come in handy

MENASHA — Go into just about any Catholic church and you’ll see statues in most every corner. The Council of Trent in 1566 explained this practice: “The … Read More

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