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Snowstorm leads to early school closures

More than 8 inches of snow, the most recorded for the day in the Green Bay area, fell on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and resulted in numerous disruptions to local activities.

De Pere Police Chief Derek Beiderwieden declared a traffic emergency in the late morning. That prohibited parking on city streets until 7 a.m. the next day.

The West De Pere School District ended the school day early Jan. 30. High school and middle school students were dismissed at 1:15 p.m., and the children in the elementary schools were sent home at 2:15. After-school activities also were canceled.

St. Norbert College closed by the early afternoon.

The De Pere School District went the full school day but canceled after-school activities.

Deadline Tuesday for Kids Food Event recipes

Recipes are being taken until Tuesday, Feb. 12, for the inaugural Kids Food Event sponsored by Live54218 and other organizations.

Area chefs are invited to enter a healthy, kid-friendly recipe for a chance to appear at the Kids Food Event, which will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at The Children's Museum of Green Bay.

The top six recipes and the chefs who submitted them will demo and help children make their recipes at the Kids Food Event.

The official Kids Food Event guidelines are available online at Recipes have to be submitted by email to by 6 p.m. Feb. 12.

CASA to start training volunteers in March

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County is accepting applications for a training class for individuals who are interested in advocating for children who have been abused or neglected.

The class will start Tuesday, March 5. Individuals must be at least 21 years old.

Information about becoming a volunteer advocate, including a job description and an application, is available online at

After completing the training, new CASA volunteer advocates will be assigned by juvenile judges to advocate for abused and neglected children in the Brown County Court system.

For more information, contact program manager Mary Rowan by phone at (920) 437-2272, ext. 103, or email at

Treatment center provides special email address

Libertas Treatment Center, which has a facility in Green Bay, has set up a special email address for individuals to connect with a counselor and have questions and concerns about alcohol and drug abuse addressed.

The email address is

Parents/guardians can schedule a phone call with a certified AODA counselor to ask questions to help determine whether their son or daughter would benefit for an alcohol and drug treatment program.

The free service also is available to adults who are seeking help with their own alcohol and drug abuse issues or family members who have concerns about an adult loved one's alcohol or drug use.

Those using the service should email their name, phone number and the best time of day for a counselor to make a phone call. To ensure an individual's privacy and the privacy of loved ones, additional information about one's specific situation shouldn't be emailed.

For more information, go to the website

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