The rise and decline of the St. Joseph’s orphanage
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2d ago
A 1916 historical postcard of the St. Joseph’s Orphans’ Home. Wisconsin Historical Society image By Kris Leonhardt Editor-in-chief ALLOUEZ – The first orphanage in America was established in the 1700s to care for deserted children as the incoming Europeans and other emigrants faced conflict while trying to settle land already inhabited. Orphanages grew in the early 1800s as charitable groups looked to care for children orphaned as a result of health epidemics, conflict and struggling to make it in a new world. The financial struggles of the Depression era exacerbated the issue, setting it on a ..read more
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Murphy addresses ‘Sunday Ticket’ verdict
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by kleonhardt
2d ago
Green Bay Packers CEO and President Mark Murphy has become one of the first major team figures to address the multi-billion dollar class action lawsuit verdict against the NFL for their broadcasting packages for Sunday football games. Tori Wittenbrock photo By Tori Wittenbrock Associate Sports Editor GREEN BAY – The National Football League (NFL) has recently taken a significant hit — both publicly and financially — with the verdict from a Los Angeles federal jury regarding the class action lawsuit about Sunday streaming services. By recently converting to a format which has allowed the NFL to ..read more
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Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Daniel Pereyra
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by kleonhardt
3d ago
Pereyra Green Bay Southwest High School, tennis, soccer Parents’ names: Sally Pereyra, Edward Pereyra Siblings: Two brothers Instagram: @danny_panera Position or events: Soccer – Right wing (midfielder), Tennis – 1 Singles (captain) Career highlight: Being a varsity starter for my soccer team as a freshman. At what age did you start playing your main sport? Around 12 years old. Who introduced you to the sport? My dad, he never played for a team, but he’s always liked the sport. Has this always been your favorite sport?  No, for a while my favorite sport was lacrosse, but eventually I was ..read more
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Finding community in carving
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by kleonhardt
3d ago
Dan Hemminger, at left, assists a newer member, Steve Hathaway, with the carving process. Eva Westein photo By Eva Westein Contributing Writer GREEN BAY – A local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) group is building a community through the art of carving. The ADRC is a means for older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers to enrich their lives and feel empowered. One way that the ADRC can provide this support is by hosting a wide variety of events, workshops and meetings for its members. One group that has been consistently meeting at the ADRC for many years is the woo ..read more
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Get to Know Your Green Bay Rockers: Mulivai Levu
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by kleonhardt
4d ago
Levu Position: 1B, 3B, RF Jersey Number: 28 Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. School: UCLA Instagram: @brotha_v39 Number of Seasons with Rockers: 1 Career Highlight: First college hit was a homerun Who has been the biggest influence on your baseball career?   My parents, because they are always there to support me and push me to be better. What is something unique that you have learned through playing baseball?  Negative aura if you strikeout. What professional baseball player have you always looked up to? Why? Julio Rodriguez. He has fun while playing and he is very electric on the field. Wh ..read more
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What are the health risks of Green Bay coal piles?
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by kleonhardt
4d ago
The coal piles at C. Reiss Coal Co. seen along the Fox River pictured on April 18, 2024, in Green Bay. Sarah Kloepping / USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin photo By Bennet Goldstein Wisconsin Watch GREEN BAY – C. Reiss Terminals, a Great Lakes shipping company, has been transporting coal for more than 135 years from its dock in downtown Green Bay. Locals and lawmakers have long complained about the fugitive dust that blows from its iconic coal piles into the surrounding low-income neighborhoods, whose residents disproportionately bear the effects. Officials hope to relocate the business, which occupi ..read more
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St. Norbert announces 2024-25 CEO Breakfast Series lineup
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by kleonhardt
5d ago
Krenke For the Press Times DE PERE – St. Norbert College recently announced its lineup for the 2024-25 CEO Breakfast Series. For over 25 years, the CEO Breakfast Series has showcased stories of local business leaders over breakfast and networking with business community members. Through the college’s Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics, the CEO Breakfast Series is an opportunity for local businesspeople to meet face-to-face with some of the most respected leaders in the business community and to network with other leaders in the region. Topics are selected by the speakers, a ..read more
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For the mind and body
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by kleonhardt
6d ago
Carol Raleigh, Jim LaViolet, Shelly Vanness, Ann Murphy, Diane Widi and Anne Tennis participate in a t’ai chi event. T’ai chi is a meditation exercise form of low-impact movements that originated in 13th-century China as a form of martial arts handed down from generation to generation. Eva Westein photo Once an ancient form of martial arts, t’ai chi becomes local wellness activity By Eva Westein Contributing Writer GREEN BAY – On Wednesday mornings at Voyageur Park, members of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) can be found under the shade of the trees practicing the ..read more
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Closing the funding gap on childhood abuse services
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by kleonhardt
1w ago
Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center is hosting its 10th annual LIFESAVER benefit on July 31 – an event designed to help close the funding gap on childhood abuse services. Submitted photo By Olivia Coffin Contributing Writer GREEN BAY – Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center is hosting its 10th annual LIFESAVER benefit on July 31 – an event designed to help close the funding gap on childhood abuse services. Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center is a program of Family Services of northeast Wisconsin that opened its doors in 2011. Prior to this, children experiencing phys ..read more
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Love is the secret ingredient
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by kleonhardt
1w ago
Beach Boys to make stop at Capital Credit Union Park By Kris Leonhardt Editor-in-chief GREEN BAY – For over six decades, the music of the Beach Boys has conjured images of sun and surf to multiple generations of music lovers. While their music has been associated with California culture, its hooks and lyrics transcend the boundaries of the Golden State, with visions of fun, bliss and love. The band was formed in Hawthorne, Calif., in 1961, a suburb of Los Angeles, not far from the California coast where their family camped when they arrived in California. The group’s songs about sun and surf w ..read more
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