With one unexpected life-changing event, such as a loss of wages, a medical emergency or a worldwide pandemic, people who have never needed help before can find themselves visiting a food pantry for the very first time. “It’s hard to ask for help,” acknowledges Marty Lee, executive director at the Waushara County Food Pantry. “It’s […]
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Each month during the school year, a large truck filled with clothing, bedding, winter wear and personal care items from the Community Clothes Closet is visiting the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh to benefit local youth.
Leon heard that the Forward Services Corporation could help people find good careers. Sure enough, they helped Leon draft a blueprint for success, starting with getting the certifications he needed, and aiming for a comfortable home where he could spend quality time with his family.
High school students now have access to a Fab Lab, a state-of-the-art digital fabrication laboratory space, that had its grand opening on October 19 at Oshkosh North High School. The new space is aimed at better preparing students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Eat Well for Life supports community members living with food insecurity and uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes as they adopt healthier lifestyles. During the 13-week program, participants and their households receive food, recipes, meal plans, and diabetes education to learn to eat healthy, move more, and achieve their health goals, such as managing diabetes with fewer complications.
Jason Breaker knew that there were some internet connection gaps in his rural community of Markesan, WI, but after the Covid-19 pandemic closed schools and businesses, he realized internet access was severely limited. As the Elementary Principal and District Administrator for the Markesan Public School District, Breaker discovered that many students were unable to attend school virtually.
The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded 190 scholarships totaling $201,000 to graduating and post-graduate students. The scholarship awards were presented to students during individual school ceremonies in May. A grand total of $371,970 was awarded to over 300 students, including the scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship & Education Foundation ($47,820), Neenah Joint School […]
The Neenah Joint School District has awarded a total of $54,650 in scholarships to 50 Neenah High School seniors. Recipients, who were honored during a ceremony on May 19, were chosen by a volunteer committee of the school district. The following award winners were selected based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and […]
The Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $47,820 in scholarships to 29 Omro High School graduates. A community based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and community involvement. Samantha Anderson: $1,000 – Gene Giddings Scholarship Rachel Beck: $1,000 – Don & […]
The Ripon Education Foundation has awarded a total of $27,500 in scholarships to 21 Ripon High School graduates. A community based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement. Emily Edinger; $500 – Ripon Education Foundation Lottery Scholarship Artesa Elliott: $1,000 – Gib Stoeberl Scholarship […]