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De Pere school board to vote on 4K program

The De Pere School District School Board is expected to vote at its monthly board meeting Monday, Jan. 21, on a proposal to implement a 4-year-old kindergarten program starting next school year.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the district office on the west side of De Pere High School at 1700 Chicago St.

The plan for the 4K program includes a partnership between the school district and preschool/daycare centers within the district boundaries for providing the facilities, staff and curriculum for what would be an optional program for parents. Children would have to be 4 years old by Sept. 1 to be enrolled in 4K for that school year.

Ring found at De Pere credit union

A mother's ring with six stones was found at the De Pere branch of Pioneer Credit Union during the holidays.

The credit union is located at 108 S. Fifth St.

To claim the ring, call branch manager Karen at (920) 494-4541, ext. 3907.

St. Norbert Abbey hosts cancer retreat

Registration is being taken until Friday, Jan. 25, for the Points of Light for a Cancer Journey retreat.

The retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere.

Tom Bekkers, Marge Mattice and the Rev. James Neilson, O. Praem., will facilitate the retreat. It will include exploration through Scripture, art, music and dialogue for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, are completing chemotherapy/radiation/other treatment, or are cancer survivors.

The registration cost is $55, which includes morning refreshments, lunch and handouts.

To register or for more information, go to or call (920) 337-4315.

Genealogy 101 series starts Saturday

The Brown County Library Local History and Genealogy Department will hold its annual Genealogy 101 series, starting this weekend.

The free program will be offered the next eight Saturdays from 9:10 to 10:45 a.m. in the auditorium at Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St., downtown Green Bay.

Attendees can learn how to search, document, maintain and preserve their family history.

The topic of the first session Jan. 19 is "Searching Vital Records: The clues they hold."

Future topics are "Searching Census Records: More than a head count" on Jan. 26, "Searching Newspapers: Fit to print? It might be there" on Feb. 2, "Searching Land Records: How do I find the farm?" on Feb. 9, "Searching Naturalization Records: But they always voted!" on Feb. 16, "Searching Court Records: Yes, they went to court" on Feb. 23, "Computer Programs for Genealogy" on March 2 and "Computer Databases: What to trust" on March 9.

Bonus programs sponsored by the Bay Area Genealogical Society will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Saturdays of Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and 23 and March 2.

For planning purposes, registration is requested for those who plan to attend a particular session by calling (920) 448-5815. For more information, go to

Baroque celebration at Norbertine Center

Norbertine Center for Spirituality in De Pere will host "An Evening of Baroque Art, Music and Monastic Beer" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.

The celebration will include works of art, a selection of lively religious and secular music, food, and freshly brewed beverages from Titletown Brewing Company in Green Bay.

The registration cost is $15, which includes presentations and monastic beer samples with cheese pairings. Registration is required by Friday, Jan. 25.

For more information or to register, go to or call (920) 337-4315.

Norbertine Center for Spirituality is located at St. Norbert Abbey, 1016 N. Broadway.

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