She puts safety of women in focus

APPLETON — Kaitlyn Powers joined Girl Scouts in kindergarten as a Daisy Scout. Twelve years later, she’s still going strong. This past summer, she completed a project … Read More

Volunteering does more than fill a need

WAUTOMA — According to the Bible, the number 20 could symbolize cycles of completeness. That may also be the case for Colleen Kasubaski, who has spent 20 … Read More

She’s a Vincentian through and through

APPLETON — St. Bernard Parish, with Fr. Orville Janssen as founding pastor, was established in 1966 with a “simple” mission, as its parish website still proclaims today: … Read More

He’s there when neighbors need a hand

NEVA — It takes faith to be a farmer: faith that the rain will fall, the sun will shine, the cows will freshen (which happens after a … Read More

Sharing the harvest with others

OMRO — Mike Stadler of Pine River has gardening in his blood. “My passion is gardening,” he said. “Farming has always been in my family. My grandfather … Read More

Faith, service ignite his passion

FOREST JUNCTION — As chief of the Forest Junction Volunteer Fire Department, Carl Weber knows firsthand the value of giving his time to the community. It’s a … Read More

Her faith instills desire to help others

MANITOWOC — Judy Shallue credits her Catholic elementary school education and her parents for instilling in her the desire to help others. “Helping people and going to … Read More

She’s got a passion for volunteering

PULASKI — The rummage sale? Of all volunteer activities Paula Valeria is involved with at Assumption BVM Parish — catechist in the religious education program, teacher’s aide … Read More

Faith is Payant’s guiding light

ANTIGO — Ellie Payant believes in a constant “renewal of the mind.” At age 24, the Antigo woman has been a mentor, teacher, missionary and soon, once … Read More

Giving her time to help the unborn

NEENAH — Life takes its unexpected turns. A few years back, after decades working in the field of nursing, Ellen Beltz, an advanced practice nurse practitioner (APNP), … Read More