Spirit of giving fills her life

APPLETON — “A little kindness goes a long way,” says Barb Ketter as she reflects on volunteerism. And it’s a spirit that is catching, she adds. Volunteering … Read More

Her violin makes more than music

ALLOUEZ — Five years ago, Kimberly Krejcarek achieved her childhood dream of learning to play the violin. Now she’s doing what her heart and her faith were … Read More

She’s blue thanks to volunteering

LITTLE CHUTE — To say Little Chute resident Becky Weiske is a fan of St. Francis Xavier High School in Appleton is an understatement. According to Weiske, … Read More

Her ‘weakness?’ Giving in to God

ANTIGO — Joyce Zaverousky’s body is bowed, but her spirit is unbending. Zaverousky will celebrate her 88th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 9, a special day she shares … Read More

Dance floor a platform for faith

APPLETON — Doug Manderfield, sales and public relations manager for Manderfield’s Home Bakery in Appleton and Menasha, said he learned a valuable lesson from his fourth-grade teacher: … Read More

Crying in her pillow leads to a ministry

ANTIGO — Vicky Adamski has cried on her pillow many times over her seven-plus decades. From age 2, when her older sister saved her from a fire … Read More

Parish volunteer puts in full days

APPLETON — Linda Muench was drawn to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in 2003 because the people were so welcoming. Now she helps make people feel that … Read More

After 30 years, catechist steps aside

WEYAUWEGA  — Mary Jane Baehman feels called to do all that she does. “I’m involved in a lot of stuff. I love it,” she said. “I enjoy … Read More

Veteran takes a stand on patriotism

ANTIGO — As Veterans Day approaches, Steve Bradley is preparing to once again take pen in hand, extolling people to put away their differences, if only for … Read More

These donations get all dolled up

OCONTO FALLS — Rummage sales are kind of fascinating, when you think about it. Each item in a rummage sale has a history, and that history expands … Read More