Steineke announces resignation from assembly
WISCONSIN – Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) announced Monday, July 11, that he will resign from the state Assembly effective at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27.
The announcement follows his January announcement that he would not be seeking another term in office.
“After announcing in January that I would not be seeking another term, my goal has been to continue to work for the people of my district and the state as long as there was a possibility of further action in the legislature,” he said. “Now that it is clear that there will likely be no further legislative sessions, it’s time to move on to pursue interests in the private sector.”
Steineke represented the 5th Assembly District, which includes parts of Brown and Outagamie counties, and has been majority leader since 2014.
He said his office in the State Capitol will remain staffed for constituent relations.
Joy Goeben, Tim Greenwood and Kraig Knaack will face off in the Aug. 9 primary for the Republican slot on the November ballot.
The winner will face Democrat Joey Van Deurzen, who is currently running unopposed in the primary.
Harris starts as new PCSD student services director
PULASKI – Julie Harris – who spent the last three years as director of special education and pupil services for the Shorewood School District – has officially started in her new role as student services director for the Pulaski Community School District (PCSD).
She previously spent four years in the Green Bay Area Public School District as associate director of special education and served as the director of pupil services and psychologist in the Bonduel School District for 20 years.
Harris was hired early during the 2021-22 school year with the start date of July 1.
Schreiber partners with NWTC on multicultural scholarship
GREEN BAY – Schreiber Foods and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) have partnered to create a full-tuition scholarship program for NWTC students of color who are pursuing a career within industry-related fields.
Starting in the fall 2022 academic year, the Schreiber Multicultural Scholarship will provide full tuition toward a two-year associate degree for two eligible NWTC students.
Eligible applicants must be accepted into the manufacturing operations management, business management or electromechanical technology program.
Applications are due July 20.
Award recipients will be notified by August 5.
More information is available at nwtc.edu/scholarshipinfo.
Bellin Health now offering COVID-19 vaccine for 6 months and up
GREEN BAY – Bellin Health is now offering Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations to individuals ages six months through five years of age at its primary care clinics and FastCare locations.
The offerings follow approvals and recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Appointments can be scheduled at mybellin.org or through the COVID-19 Hotline at (920) 445-7313.
You do not have to be a Bellin patient to obtain a vaccine.
DSPS Secretary Crim leaving Evers administration
WISCONSIN – Gov. Tony Evers announced Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Secretary Dawn Crim is leaving his administration Aug. 1.
Crim was appointed to the role by Evers in January 2019.
She previously served as assistant state superintendent for student and school success at the Department of Public Instruction, as well as in several leadership roles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“For the past three and a half years I have been focused on modernizing our agency, integrating our systems and staff and securing the resources we need to work efficiently and effectively across all our divisions.” Crim said.
Evers also announced he is appointing Dan Hereth, the now assistant deputy secretary at DSPS, to serve as secretary-designee of DSPS upon Crim’s departure.
Hereth also joined the agency in January 2019.
“I am looking forward to continuing this work moving forward, and I appreciate the opportunity from Gov. Evers to serve in a new role at the Department of Safety and Professional Services,” he said.
Improper use of a lighter sparks heavy house fire
ALLOUEZ – The Green Bay Metro Fire Department’s (GBMFD) Fire Marshal’s Office determined the cause of a house fire on East Mission Road in the Village of Allouez June 7, that displaced four adults, three children and a dog, was due to the improper use of a lighter by a juvenile.
When GBMFD crews arrived on scene, heavy fire was coming from the garage, which was spreading to a neighboring house as a result of heat exposure.
Crews were able to get the fire under control within 30 minutes, but it caused an estimated $150,000 worth of damage.
The Fire Marshal’s Office reminds parents and caregivers to keep these items away from children and explain to them the dangers of fire.
Casa ALBA Melanie receives a grant from Community Foundation
GREEN BAY – Casa ALBA Melanie, an area Hispanic resource center, was recently awarded a grant from the Thomas & Lois Schumacher Fund – a fund through the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.
Casa ALBA staff said the grant will be used to continue serving the Hispanic community through programs like:
Health Navigator – which helps Hispanic families navigate the healthcare system.
La Escuelita – a bilingual early childhood program, guided by instructors and parents, designed to help get kids ready for preschool through a variety of activities to cultivate culture, language and reading.
Joyful and Young Hearts – a senior group that focuses on developing all-around wellbeing.
On Broadway, Inc. receives 2022 Main Street America accreditation
GREEN BAY – On Broadway, Inc. has again been designated as an Accredited Main Street America program.
Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs – this year, highlighting 863 nationwide.
“I’m proud of the achievements our team continues to deliver for our small business community,” Brian Johnson, executive director of On Broadway, Inc., said.
New scholarships aim to address manufacturing labor shortage
GREEN BAY – In an effort to address a region-wide manufacturing labor shortage, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the Greater Green Bay Chamber – with support from Xometry Inc., a global technology company – is providing full-tuition scholarships to up to 50 students who are pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing.
Starting fall 2022, the Xometry scholarships will be available to NWTC students who have been accepted into one of the 27 qualifying programs – including data analytics, electromechanical technology, manufacturing operations management, mechanical design technology, prototype and design, supply chain management, machine tool operation, machine tool CNC technician, metal fabrication, welding and electrical engineering technology.
“NWTC is pleased to enter into this collaboration with Xometry and the Greater Green Bay Chamber to provide education and training for these exciting, high paying, sustaining careers,” NWTC president Jeff Rafn said.
More information can be found at nwtc.edu/ScholarshipInfo.
1st annual Jamaican seafood boil
GREEN BAY – Lil Jamaica restaurant on Broadway in Green Bay will host the 1st annual Jamaican seafood boil from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 23.
Tickets are $50 per person (only 40 available) and include shrimp, crawfish, crab, andouille sausage, baby potatoes, corn on the cob and Jamaican garlic bread.
For more information, check Lil Jamaica’s Facebook page.
College of Menominee Nation, NWTC sign articulation agreement
WISCONSIN – The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) recently signed an articulation agreement, which provides an easy transfer process for students from NWTC who wish to further their education at CMN to obtain a bachelor’s degree in elementary/middle school education.
In order to qualify, Geraldine Sanapaw, CMN chief academic officer, said NWTC students must first successfully complete their associate degree in early childhood education, meet the CMN admission requirements, declare their major and meet any other requirements outlined by the teacher education department.
The agreement takes effect Aug. 1.