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The Wisconsin Maritime Museum brings lecturer Geo Rutherford to Manitowoc

MANITOWOC – Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, will host educator Geo Rutherford to discuss how she uses her platform and art to teach and advocate for the world of hydrology.

Every October, Rutherford takes TikTok and Instagram by storm with her video series “Spooky Lake Month.” Her daily videos delve deep into the history and ecology of the strangest and most terrifying lakes and rivers on Earth. From sunken ships to lakes that turn bodies into soap, her videos fascinate millions of people.

Geo Rutherford, a Wisconsin artist and educator, uses short videos to share her passion for the Great Lakes and her art inspired by it on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Bradford Beach.  Rutherford has more than 1.1 million followers on TikTok and more than 37 million likes on her videos.

Geo Rutherford, a Wisconsin artist and educator, uses short videos to share her passion for the Great Lakes and her art inspired by it on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Bradford Beach. Rutherford has more than 1.1 million followers on TikTok and more than 37 million likes on her videos.

She will be at the museum on April 4, doors open at 6:00 PM and the lecture starts at 6:30 PM. Her lecture will also be streamed live. People must register in advance for the livestream at https://forms.gle/R6cQrh8G4CfY1dGW8.

Admission is free in person and via livestream. For more information, contact the museum at 920-684-0218 or visit wisconsinmaritime.org.

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Shamrocks for Shelter raises more than $28,000

The Haven of Manitowoc County Men’s Homeless Shelter held its fifth annual Shamrocks for Shelter fundraiser on March 16 at Knox’s Silver Valley Bar and Banquet Hall. The event raised more than $28,000.

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The organizers shared the following:

We would like to thank all the area businesses and individuals who donated to our bucket raffle, silent auction and Plinko!

We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped by raising donations, making follow-up calls, collecting donations, setting up and breaking down the event, and especially all the people who attended!

A special shout out to Jerry and Deb Knox and their crew who provided the venue, corned beef and homemade chips as well as the event.

This year we had 15 beanbag teams.

We would especially like to thank our sponsors:

Emerald Sponsors: Seehafer broadcaster, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Sponsors of the Pot of Gold: Community First Credit Union, Froedterdt/HFM Landmark

Sponsors of Four Leaf Clover: Nicolet Bank, Bank First, Ladies of St. Peter the Fisherman, Knights of Columbus-Manitowoc

Kabouter sponsors: Shipbuilder’s Credit Union, Lakeshore Methodist Missions, UnitedOne Credit Union, Bergstrom Chevrolet, Americollect, Skana Aluminum, Luisier Plumbing, Casey Herman Memorial Committee (snot noses), Teitz’s Piggly Wiggly (burgers, sandwiches), Amvets Post No. 99, Amvets Auxiliary No. 99, Sons of the Amvets Post No. 99

Luck of the Irish sponsors: VFW Auxiliary No. 659, Randy and Connie Heinzen, Seehafer News-Mark Seehafer, Hamann Construction, Ann Salzwedel, Carron Net Inc., Breadsmith – Green Bay, Dramm Corporation, Noel and Jean Hansen, Wayne and Theresa Krejcarek

We look forward to next year! Save the date, March 15, 2025!

Compost sites in Manitowoc County begin new hours

From April 1, the Basswood Road and Woodland Drive compost locations will have new opening hours.

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The location at 3000 Basswood Road in Manitowoc will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The location at 4189 Woodland Drive in Two Rivers will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From April 6, the Recycling Center’s main office will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. People can visit the headquarters during these hours to purchase compost products or recycle electronics.

Both compost locations and the head office are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Spring cleaning begins at Evergreen Cemetery

The stone marker for Evergreen Cemetery as seen on Monday, May 22, 2023 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  The cemetery was opened in 1852 and today covers approximately 80 hectares of land.The stone marker for Evergreen Cemetery as seen on Monday, May 22, 2023 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  The cemetery was opened in 1852 and today covers approximately 80 hectares of land.

The stone marker for Evergreen Cemetery as seen on Monday, May 22, 2023 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The cemetery was opened in 1852 and today covers approximately 80 hectares of land.

It’s time for spring cleaning at Evergreen Cemetery, 2221 Michigan Ave., Manitowoc.

Lot owners are asked to remove winter decorations by April 15. Any items not removed by that date will be removed by cemetery staff.

Anyone unable to remove items by April 15 should contact the cemetery office at evergreen@manitowoc.org or leave a message at 920-686-3570 with their name, phone number and names of people buried in the graves where the items located. Staff will remove these items and store them temporarily, but people must make an appointment to pick them up.

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The cemetery has more than 29,700 graves. The site is open to visitors during the day. From May 15, new decorations may be placed on graves. The guidelines include the following:

  • Perennials or plants with thorns, thistles or blackberries are not permitted.

  • Annual flowers can be planted in baskets, urns or in the open ground in a flower bed. Floral urns that have not been planted for three consecutive years and are not part of a permanent marker will be removed.

  • The maximum size of a flower bed is 30 cm away from the marking and up to the width of the marking.

  • No fences, above-ground edging, gravel, lava rock, shredded bark or similar materials may be placed on graves.

  • Sand piles in the flower bed or near the markings are not permitted.

  • Decorations made of glass or other materials that break easily are also not allowed.

  • A maximum of two solar lamps may be placed at each marking.

  • If flags are placed in the ground, the fabric/plastic part must be at least 30 cm above ground level.

The cemetery office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM and on Friday from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. More information can also be found online at www.manitowoc.org/evergreenmetery. People can search for cemeteries using the online burial search tool at www.manitowoc.org/evergreen.

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$1.9 million in grants awarded to Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College campus in Cleveland, Wisconsin.Lakeshore Technical College campus in Cleveland, Wisconsin.

Lakeshore Technical College campus in Cleveland, Wisconsin.

Lakeshore Technical College received $1.9 million in state grants from the Wisconsin Technical College System. The funds will support 18 recently approved projects.

Program-related projects include an accelerated police academy, an associate degree from the Foundations of Teacher Education and a competency-based instructional design for an online business management program.

Support-related initiatives include resources for low-income students, students enrolled in programs that lead to non-traditional occupations, which reduce tuition, and adults enrolled in elementary education and high school diplomas.

Brandon Reid is editor of the Herald Times Reporter. Contact him at 920-686-2984 or breid@gannett.com, or follow him at @breidHTRNews.

This article originally appeared on Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter: Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc brings educator Geo Rutherford

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