Manitowoc weather, news headlines, community impact for February 7, 2022


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Community News

Manitowoc Boys & Girls Club Gym
  • The Boys and Girls Club opens today: The Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County opens its doors to children for the first time today at its newly renovated facility at 3651 Dewey St., Manitowoc. All young people from 6 to 18 years old are eligible. Families will be charged an annual membership of $15 for each child age 7 or older, not to exceed $35 per family. Children between the ages of 6 and 18 must be enrolled in school full time to attend. All memberships last for one year and are renewed annually. Registration can be done online at For more information, call the club at 920-470-8063 or email [email protected]
  • The big decisions start:The Manitowoc Public Library kicks off the 15th year of the Great Decisions series with “Drug Policy in Latin America” at 6 p.m. tonight. The presentation will be given by Pablo Toral, Ph.D. of Beloit College. Registration is required to attend. Register here. If you can’t attend in person, look on MPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
  • Brewfest at the Expo:Manitowoc Noon Rotary will present Brewfest on February 19 at the Manitowoc County Expo Center, 4921 Expo Drive. The event will feature over 150 beers to sample from over 25 brewers, as well as food, raffles and prizes. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 on the day, if available. More details:
  • Farm Wisconsin is planning events this month: Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, 7001 Gass Lake Road, hosts the Farm Wisconsin Olympics Feb. 12; a volunteer evening on February 15; and a World of Wisconsin Winemaking workshop on February 19. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $16 adults; $12 from 62 and over; $8 from 4 to 18 years old; and free for ages 3 and under. More information: or 920-726-6000.
  • Heart-A-Rama returns: The 50th Anniversary Heart-A-Rama show is scheduled for April 28-30 and May 5-7 at the JE Hamilton Community House in Two Rivers. Auditions for the show will be held at 7 p.m. on February 16 in the Behringer Room at the Two Rivers Community House and at 1 p.m. on February 20 in the Koska Room at the Two Rivers Community House. Tickets will go on sale soon. More information at

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Weather forecast

  • Monday: High 26, low 20, partly sunny
  • Tuesday: High 39, low 35, windy in the morning
  • Wednesday: High 33, low 21, intermittent sunshine, flurries
  • Thusday: High 33, low 22, possible flurries; colder
  • Friday: High 23, low 17, partly cloudy and colder
  • Saturday: High 25, low 19, chance of flurries
  • Sunday: High 21, low 9, sunny and cold

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Main titles

A door frame is all that remains standing on the former Mirro factory property pictured April 10, 2021 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
  1. Manitowoc Harbor Freight Tools will open this month at the former Shopko site
  2. Salaries set for Manitowoc County Clerk, Coroner and Sheriff
  3. Manitowoc’s Mirro site has received a new submission from a developer in Milwaukee. Here’s what you need to know.
  4. Meet the Manitowoc sisters, Angel and Alexus Her. At ages 13 and 9, they were featured in magazines and won pageant crowns.
  5. Two Rivers’ $1.6M Central Park ‘transformative’ redesign will include a wading pool, skating rink and more
  6. Sports: Valders’ Shane Griepentrog and Clay Taylor commit to NCAA DI cross country

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