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11:20 AM, Jun. 19, 2013  |  Comments
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City appoints new health director

The city of De Pere was set to bring a new health officer/director on board.

Mayor Mike Walsh notified the Common Council in a memo Wednesday, June 12, that he appointed Chrystal Woller to lead the city's health department. The appointment came on the recommendation of an interview panel.

The Common Council was slated to confirm the appointment at its meeting Tuesday night, June 18, and Woller would begin her duties next month.

De Pere has been without a full-time health director since last fall, filling the void on an interim basis as the future of the health department was debated earlier this year. The council voted to keep the department in April, but changes were made for the administration of some services.

Woller has more than 13 years of experience in public health. She has been working for the Brown County Health Department as its maternal child health nurse manager and previously was the public health program director for the Washington (Iowa) County Public Health Department.

Humana exec Ganoni a candidate for Packers board

The Green Bay Packers announced last week two candidates to join the publicly owned football organization's board of directors.

Gerald Ganoni, president of small business and specialty benefits at Humana in De Pere, and Craig Dickman, CEO and chief innovation officer at Breakthrough Fuel in Green Bay, were approved by a vote of the board of directors at its quarterly meeting last month.

The candidates will be presented for a vote of shareholders when the Packers conduct their annual shareholders meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Lambeau Field.

Bellin offers free health screenings

Bellin Health will hold free heart health screenings for the public Tuesday, June 25, at its east-side De Pere clinic, 555 Redbird Circle, Suite 300.

The screenings will run from 8 to 10 a.m.

They include total cholesterol and glucose tests, a blood-pressure check and body-mass index tests. Results will be available about 10 minutes after the assessments.

An appointment is required for the screening.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 758-7373 or (920) 445-7373.

Diocese plans Fortnight for Freedom events

The Diocese of Green Bay will hold events the next two weeks in conjunction with the national Fortnight for Freedom.

The two-week period from Friday, June 21, to Thursday, July 4, sponsored by U.S. bishops entails prayer, study and action to address many current challenges to religious liberty at home and abroad.

The local events include:

? Green Bay Bishop David Ricken will celebrate Mass at 7:45 a.m. June 21 at St. Joseph Chapel on the diocesan campus, 1825 Riverside Drive, Allouez.

? A Let Freedom Ring Rally will start at noon June 21 at the Brown County Courthouse in downtown Green Bay.

? An Independence Day Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 4 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in downtown Green Bay.

For more information about Fortnight for Freedom, go to the website

Nominations taken for NWTC award

The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Nominees must have graduated from NWTC in Green Bay. They will be considered for the award on their professional accomplishments, community service and contribution to technical education.

Nominations will be accepted until 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 3.

To make a nomination, email the person's name, job title, place of employment and any relevant contact information to Crystal Harrison at

For more information, call (920) 498-5541 or send email to the above address.

State DOT challenges kids to read this summer

Wisconsin Department of Transportation is holding a Summer Reading Challenge for children 10 and younger.

The incentive program started Wednesday, June 12, and runs until Friday, Aug. 30.

Participants must read 10 books about transportation, complete a Reading Challenge Ticket that documents the books read and submit it to the DOT's Office of Public Affairs.

Those who complete the challenge will receive a gift and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a visit with a state patrol trooper. Winners will be notified by Wednesday, Sept. 4.

For more information about the program and to access a Reading Challenge Ticket, go to the website

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