September 23, 2014

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Waushara County Fair Demo Derby

Water quality and healthy shore lands in Bughs and Napowan Lakes Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:16 AM

Come and learn about wa-ter quality, healthy shorelands, and land use practices in and around Bughs Lake and Lake Napowan at the upcoming lake management planning session.

Trinity Lutheran Pie and Ice Cream Social to be held Aug. 6 Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:15 AM

Trinity Lutheran Church, Wautoma will be hosting a Pie and Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 4-7 p.m.

Bruch installed as American Legion Post 317 Chaplain Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:14 AM

Kenneth Bruch was recently installed as the new Chaplain of the Wolman-Minskey American Legion Post 317.

Wild Rose Days: Party on the Pond held July 25-26 Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:08 AM

Wild Rose Days were held July 25-26 and included a craft fair, parade and other activities.

Almond Lions Tater Toot celebrates 50th anniversary Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:03 AM

The Almond Tater Toot was held on July 25-26.

Elvis Tribute Show at Milty Wilty July 26 Print E-mail
Friday, July 25, 2014 7:24 AM

Elvis John (John Hardginski, Menasha) will be performing at Milty Wilty, Wautoma, on Saturday, July 26 from 6-8 p.m. John is the 2013 winner of the Kings of the Valley Contest held in Oshkosh and was a finalist in Garyy Wesley's 2014 Rockin' with the King Contest in Necedah.

Community invited to ground breaking ceremony Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:40 AM

The Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area is excited to announce the ground breaking ceremony at 344 Broadway Street at 12:00pm on July 28, 2014.

The Club which has raised almost 95% of its capital campaign goal received approval to move forward with the construction project. The campaign which went public in February has been years in the making.

“I think it is important to thank all the people who support the Club whether it is for the capital campaign or support in keeping the doors open on an operational basis,” stated Advisory Board Member, Steve Sondalle. “I believe people are supporting the capital campaign because the Club has helped out so many children and families in the area. Bottom line is the Club positively impacts the lives of those who use it!”

The construction is expected to begin sometime at the end summer. No date has been determined. The Club expects to continue serving the community during construction by using available space at All Saints Catholic School.

“Moving forward with a new facility really allows for the Club to help more children and families and secures a future for many generations,” Sondalle added.

There is still much work to do from a monetary standpoint and from a relocation standpoint. Community members who wish to assist in either fashion can also contact, Scott Jensen at (920) 361-2717 for more information.

“Thanks to some generous friends of the Club we are almost there,” commented Branch Director, Jason Presto. “Without continued public support and the likes of Badger Mining Corporation, Farmers & Merchants Bank, 1st National Bank, Magnum Products, CHN, and Agnesian Healthcare we wouldn’t be able to accomplish things like this.”

The Club plans to keep updates available online at for construction related events, fundraising opportunities, and more. Community members are reminded that the Club offers a secure online giving system that can be found on it’s website.

Community members are encouraged to RSVP to Development & Marketing Coordinator, Scott Jensen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 25th.  A light lunch will be provided by Subway following the ceremony.

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area, please contact the Club at (920) 361-2717, visit the Boys & Girls Club online at or find the Club on Facebook and Twitter.

As always, the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area is a self-funding unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. All contributions and monies raised for the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area always remain in and for the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:41 AM
Tri-County Threshermen presents check Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:35 AM

President of the Tri-County Threshermen, Norm Kohls presents a check for $1500 to Dorothy Caves of the Plainfield Village Board.  This is the annual “Thank You from the organization for the help the village gives them and the use of the Veterans park.  This is the 26th year the Tri-County Threshermen have held their annual tractor show.

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:39 AM
Wautoma hospice volunteers brings energy, enthusiasm to service Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:11 AM

For the past 29 years, Adele DeVries, of Wautoma, has served Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope patients and their families with a smile and friendly face. At 92 years of age, DeVries remains active as a volunteer and always willing to learn a new trick or two.

In her role, DeVries provides companionship, spiritual care, respite and bereavement care to patients and families in the Wautoma area. She also helps with special projects and events, as well as continuing volunteer education.

“Adele is a very committed hospice volunteer,” according to Betty Walleser, Hospice Hope volunteer coordinator. “She is very devoted, patient and caring to all her patients. She brings her Q Chord (musical instrument) to her visits; it is a way to engage with patients. She is always excited to get a new assignment and looks forward to helping her patients any way she can.”

DeVries originally became a volunteer when a friend – who is a registered nurse – invited her and her husband, Robert, to join.

“We used to visit patients together and it was a positive experience for both of us,” DeVries says. “We also joined a lot of other groups as volunteers. After my husband passed away, I continued volunteering and visiting hospice patients. It helps me to see another side of life. I have met wonderful people who have become my friends.”

Serving as a companion to patients and helping at remembrance services brings DeVries great personal satisfaction and is extremely rewarding.

“I love being able to interact with people,” she says. “I learn a lot about people - who they are and how they live. It’s also rewarding getting to know them and their families. I also get to know the staff at facilities, so I become acquainted with those around me. I know someday the facility will also be my home.”

DeVries’ favorite memories of Hospice Hope volunteer work remain from her first experiences. “While I have a lot of good memories, my favorite is my first one.

We used to go visit a patient so her husband could go out and run errands. He would go out for a little while and come back because he would rather also visit with us. We also built a relationship with him and soon became friends.”

Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope has scheduled an upcoming orientation session for interested volunteers. What would DeVries tell a potential volunteer considering this unique opportunity?

“It is a rewarding experience,” she says. “You are free to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to assignments. I encourage people to try it and to remember that it takes a little time to become acquainted with patients. Patients want to tell you about their families and stories. A hospice volunteer is a good listening ear.

Being a hospice volunteer teaches you and gives you a sense that every single individual is important no matter what their abilities are,” DeVries adds. “As a hospice volunteer, you learn from patients. All patients have taught me something.”

There are many wonderful opportunities for those interested in volunteering with Agnesian HealthCare’s Hospice Hope; include providing companionship and emotional support, assisting with respite and bereavement care, assisting with clerical duties and a variety of other patient and non-patient contact opportunities.

Being a hospice volunteer is a rewarding experience that allows individuals to share their gifts and talents, grow spiritually, learn new skills, belong to a caring team with a common goal, and much more.

The next Hospice Hope volunteer training session, consisting of one full day, has been scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 22 at Ripon Medical Center.

After training, all volunteers are placed in their own local geographic area. Applications are being accepted immediately and early application is highly encouraged.

Also, churches or service organizations interested in a presentation or introduction to hospice and its services can contact Hospice Hope.

Individuals thinking about a volunteer opportunity can contact the Green Lake area Hospice Hope Volunteer Services at (920) 294-6220 or (800) 361-9499 for more information. Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 5.

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:15 AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin fall Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:52 AM

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 6.1 cents per gallon two week averaging $3.56/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Wisconsin during the past week, prices yesterday were 14.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 15.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“As expected, motorists continue to see average gasoline prices falling across much of the United States,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “While the chorus is loud, some states in the Great Lakes did see a price jump last week, and as crazy as it sounds, it was due to retail prices falling faster than wholesale prices, likely spurred on by intense competition as prices dropped. Outside of the Great Lakes, prices have been gently falling in the last week- in every state but Wyoming, Ohio, and Indiana, but prices have begun moving lower again in the latter two, while Wyoming prices remain a bit difficult to forecast due to Wyoming’s rural geography and low demand. Typically, price changes are felt slower in the Rockies because of lower demand provides a week or several buffer against changes in price taking place nationally,” DeHaan said. In all, 13 states saw average prices decline more than 5c/gal. To see the complete list, visit

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:53 AM

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