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10:31 AM, Sep. 11, 2013  |  Comments
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Speed limit back to 65 mph on 41

Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced the speed limit in both directions of U.S. 41 in the De Pere area would permanently return to 65 mph by Wednesday this week.

Southbound 41 in the area just south of Grant Street in De Pere to Orange Lane in Lawrence went back to 65 mph last month. That same section of northbound 41 still was at 55 mph because of the ongoing construction on the highway.

U.S. 41 project crews have been working on that stretch of the highway in southern Brown County since spring 2012.

? The DOT also announced the closure of the westbound lane of Scheuring Road over 41 in De Pere for five straight days from Monday through Friday this week.

The closure was needed to replace damaged girders on the bridge, stemming from an accident that occurred on 41 last September.

Eastbound lanes on Scheuring remain open to traffic.

Holy statue on display in Green Bay

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay announced Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Green Bay is hosting the first-time visit of the holy image of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos from Thursday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 15.

She is considered the second-most popular devotion and image of Our Blessed Mother after Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The small statue will be on display in the church in the Holy Family area. Sacred events are scheduled all four days.

The church is located at 710 N. Baird St.

For more information, go to or call (920) 437-7531.

Orders taken for fall tree planting

The city of De Pere is taking orders until Friday, Sept. 20, for its fall parkway tree planting.

Tree order forms can be printed from the city's website at, where pictures and descriptions of the trees that are offered can be viewed. On the home page, under departments, click on Parks, Recreation & Forestry and go to Forestry (Forms and Applications).

Order forms also can be requested by calling the forestry department at (920) 339-8362.

The charge per tree is $99 plus tax and includes the planting.

For more information about the planting and species, call City Forester Don Melichar at 339-8362.

Packers Heritage Trail Plaza unveiling

The Packers Heritage Trail Foundation Inc. will dedicate the Packers Heritage Trail Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 14, in downtown Green Bay.

A grand unveiling will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the northeast corner of Washington and Cherry streets.

Several special guests are expected to attend the ceremony, including former Green Bay Packers standout and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Paul Hornung.

The plaza will include a large recognition wall and three statues along with green-space enhancements.

The first three statues in the plaza will honor Hornung, Johnny "Blood" McNally and George Whitney Calhoun.

Literacy Green Bay tutor orientation

Literacy Green Bay Inc. will hold an orientation next week for those interested in becoming a volunteer tutor.

The orientation sessions will start at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Literacy Green Bay Learning Center, 424 S. Monroe Ave., downtown Green Bay.

The 45-minute presentation will outline the training requirements and tutoring expectations.

Training workshops will begin Monday, Sept. 23.

Literacy Green Bay is a nonprofit that provides free literacy services to adults with limited basic reading skills and/or limited oral English skills.

For more information, go to or call (920) 435-2474.

N.E.W. Patriots event at Legends

The local conservative group N.E.W. Patriots will hold a free event open to the public starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Legends Brewhouse & Eatery of De Pere, 875 Heritage Road.

Kirsten Lombard of The Wisconsin 912 Project will discuss vanishing property rights in her presentation, "Private Property: Now You See It, Now You Don't."

Also, Ed Perkins of Fox Valley Initiative will discuss the impact the designation of the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway water trail as a national recreational trail may have on surrounding properties.

A social with food available for purchase will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information, go to or send email to

Cookout fundraiser Sept. 18 at Schenck

Accounting and consulting firm Schenck will host its seventh annual cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at its office at 2200 Riverside Drive in Allouez.

The event is open to the public.

For $5, attendees will receive a hamburger, a cheeseburger or a brat, a beverage and two side orders. Each additional meat item will cost $2.

Net proceeds from the event will be donated to American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.

Substitute teacher training Sept. 24

CESA 8 is offering a substitute teacher training seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at its office in Gillett.

The one-day, hands-on-training program fulfills Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's requirement for its schools to be able to hire non-certified substitute teachers.

Individuals who hold a bachelor's degree (but not a teaching degree) will qualify for a three-year short-term substitute teacher permit by completing the training seminar.

The cost of the seminar is $100. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 17, or when the class is full.

For more information or to register, go to

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