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- Work on I-43 begins soon: Construction will begin March 7 on Interstate 43 between State 310 in Manitowoc County and State 96 in Brown County. The project will consist of resurfacing the roadway and various ramps. Numerous ramp closures will occur while I-43 remains open with single lane closures. The project will close the State 96 Bridge over I-43 for a two-month bridge overlay. An online public meeting on the project will take place at 4:30 p.m. on March 2. Details of the meeting and more about the project are on the project website.
- The big decisions continue: The Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., will host the next in its Great Decisions series. “Quad Alliance” will be presented by retired Ripon College professor Martin Farrell, Ph.D., at 6 p.m. tonight. The program is online only and will be streamed live on MPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. The library also recently unveiled a new website.
- Arboretum Van der Brohe opens trails: The Van der Brohe Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary in Two Rivers has announced that its cross-country ski trails are freshly groomed and open for use. The arboretum is at 3800 Lincoln Ave., Two Rivers, and parking is on Lincoln Avenue. The arboretum also hosts a spring tree and shrub sale. More information here. Orders can be placed until May 15. Pickup will take place on May 20 and 21. Contractors will be available for hire to move and plant large trees. More information: 920-726-4850.
- Help to End the Homeless Campaign: The homeless hygiene aid campaign is in its final week. People have until March 6 to donate supplies at work, church or school, or at Festival Foods and Walgreens stores. Financial donations can be made here. Supplies sought include laundry soap, hair and dental care items, deodorant, diapers, and other personal care and cleaning products. Call 800-236-9364 to request a collection box. These Manitowoc County organizations benefit from the campaign: Hope House, InCourage Domestic Violence Shelter, Lakeshore CAP, Lotus Recovery Homes, Lighthouse Recovery Community Center, Manitowoc Public School District’s Stangel Boutique, Painting Pathways Clubhouse, The Crossing, The Haven of Manitowoc County , The Production Farm, The Salvation Army, and Student Services at the UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus.
- NAMI meets on March 7: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Manitowoc County will hold its monthly support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at the Painting Pathways Clubhouse, 1226 Washington St., Manitowoc. The guest speaker will be Dr. Geralyn Carducci, of Lakeview Psychological Associates, who will provide information on anxiety. A discussion will follow. Light refreshments will be provided. Masks are optional. A family member or friend is welcome.
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- Monday: High 36, low 29, cloudy periods and sunshine
- Tuesday: High 35, low 28, cloudy, flurries in the afternoon
- Wednesday: High 36, low 19, cloudy with some snow
- Thusday: High 32, low 20, cloudy periods and sunshine
- Friday: High 38, low 31, possible rain showers or flurries
- Saturday: High 39, low 24, cloudy with a chance of snow
- Sunday: High 35, low 20, sunshine, then a few clouds
Forecast courtesy of accuweather.com.
- In Two Rivers, here’s what’s to come at ‘that ugly property’, the long-vacant Uni-Mart site
- Looking for fingerlings in Manitowoc County? Readers Say Broken Plate Is Best, Along With These 7 Others
- Shayne Jansen grew up in De Pere, and now he’s on Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 2 looking for love and talking cheese curds
- Manitowoc in the 1920s: Between a monthly income of $40 and $60 and Prohibition, this is what life was like.
- Sara Beaupre became a medium after her son Cooper died aged 4 in 2011. Today, she helps others connect with the spirit world.
- Sports: Reedsville’s Brennen Dvorachek looks back on school’s all-time record
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