Learning to make good choices

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER RAWSON — Students at Cory-Rawson High School learned the importance of making good choices while driving as part of an event to celebrate Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Week at the school. Family, Career and Community Leaders of...

Guardians make a difference

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER When an adult has been legally judged incompetent to make their own decisions, a guardian is appointed to care for them. Volunteer guardians are currently being recruited by 50 North, which held a training recently. Probate and Juvenile Court Judge...

Van Buren students celebrate Chinese New Year

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Students at Van Buren middle and high schools learned to make dumplings to celebrate Chinese New Year — just one of many activities in which they are learning Chinese language and culture. Visiting teacher Tracy Wang is...

WITH VIDEO: Native-language worship an important element of faith

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Spanish speakers who want to worship in their native language have several options. The Rev. Juan Salinas, senior pastor at Church of the Living God, where bilingual services are offered, said many people whose first language is Spanish speak some...

Sneaking fun into learning: Literacy nights to be held locally

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Children won’t know it, but they’ll be learning a lot at a series of literacy nights — thanks to a collaboration of a wide variety of organizations. The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County received $6,500 from Handbags That Help and...

‘Classic’ movies stand the test of time

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Movie buffs Jerry Sisser and Joy Bennett say movies of different eras can teach you a lot about that point in history. The two organize a monthly showing of classic movies at the Hancock Historical Museum, which will resume in April. Bennett is the...

The allure of the theater remains strong

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER As the entertainment awards season heats up, moviegoers will be paying close attention. James Dickman, managing director at Carmike Cinema, and Lynnette Coppler, audiovisual manager at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, said they have many...

Financial struggles make navigating college tougher

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Deadlines for papers and studying for tests aren’t the only challenges community college students face. Many struggle financially, too. In December, the Wisconsin Hope Lab released a report, “Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food and Housing...

How sweet it isn’t: Pet owners may be unaware of toxic items

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Eating things they shouldn’t is something pets are known for, but many pet owners might not realize that some common household items can be toxic. One example is the artificial sweetener xylitol, more commonly used than it once was, which is...

50 North to expand program offerings

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Long known for hosting a variety of activities, 50 North will be expanding to offer even more in 2016, including improvisational acting, singing, hiking and cross-country skiing. “S20: Seniors Singing Out” will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to...
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