Category: In the News

Rural Pantry with Abundance Mindset

Posted on May 16, 2022 by

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 […]

Traveling Closet Comes to Oshkosh

Posted on Jan 24, 2022 by

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.

Blueprint for Success

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 by

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.

Fab Lab at Oshkosh North Expands Tech Education

Posted on Oct 25, 2021 by

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).

New Program Adopts Food as Medicine Approach

Posted on Oct 19, 2021 by

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.

Broadband Study Critical to the Health of Our Region

Posted on Oct 6, 2021 by

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.

Foundation awards $201,000 in scholarships to high school graduates

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 […]

Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation awards $47,820 in scholarships

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 & […]

Ripon Education Foundation awards $27,500 in scholarships

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 […]