AROUND THE COMMUNITY: Weber new director for Haskell Foundation

The Haskell Foundation has announce Andi Weber will be its new executive director.

Weber is a Haskell Indian Nations University alum with a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous and American Indian studies and graduated with a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. She joins Haskell Foundation with over four years of experience in project management, strategic planning and grant development.

Prior to her employment with Haskell Foundation, Weber worked as a senior planner for Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Fort Hall, Idaho, where she managed over 20 community and economic development projects, from budgeting to establishing community outreach plans and messaging regarding development projects for the community.

Weber is an enrolled member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin and a descendant of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. She is looking forward to sharing her vision and helping grow the foundation.

“After an extensive search, we’re excited to have Ms. Weber as our new executive director. It’s especially meaningful to have a Haskell graduate in this position,” said Joe Clote, Haskell Foundation president.

In addition to the foundation overseeing a recently announced National Science Foundation $20 million grant, Weber will establish strategic plans, which include fundraising, alumni relations, and managing capital campaigns, beginning with the Hiawatha Center for Justice currently underway.

Library programs go to the dogs for October

During October, Shawano County Library will be offering two programs at its main library location in recognition of Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month.

Launched in 1981, Adopt-a-Shelter Dog is an initiative to help the roughly 3 million to 4 million animals in shelters annually.

All month long, Pet Food for Fines will be available, where patrons can receive 50 cents off fines for each pet food item they donate, with a maximum of $10. This program applies to overdue fines only, not billed items.

Do-it-yourself Pet Toys will be available during the main library’s open hours in October, while supplies last. Patrons can create their own dog or cat toys to take home or make a toy to be donated.

At the end of October, the library will donate all pet food and toys to the Shawano County Humane Society.

For information, contact the library at or 715-526-3829.

Gillett, Suring clergy to hold prayer breakfast

All in the Gillett-Suring area are invited to a community prayer breakfast with the Gillett-Suring Clergy Association at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at Primal Eats, 14109 County Road VV, Gillett.

Food and beverages will be available via the menu. The breakfast is for people to bring their prayer needs as well as the needs of the community.

For information, call Pastor Chris Byars at 920-618-3450 or Pastor Jonathan Carlson at 920-855-2962.

St. Clare to host blessing of animals

People all over the world celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4. St. Francis is known as the patron saint of animals, and his life of love and service is followed by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, the founding institute of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS).

In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls plans to host a free Blessing of the Animals event.

The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 9 on the south lawn of the hospital, 855 S. Main St., Oconto Falls. Visitors should use Entrance 6 off County Road I.

Pets of all kinds and their people are welcome to these outdoor, ecumenical events. All animals in attendance must be on a leash, and pet owners must clean up after their pets. Community members are also welcome to bring photos of their pets to be blessed.

Game night to follow quilters’ meeting

The Northwood Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Marinette. October’s meeting is game night, and following the business meeting and Show ‘n Share, the group will be playing Right, Left, Center.

The quilters’ next challenge will be any holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.) project. There are no size restrictions, and the quilters plan to fill a library with holidays spirit.

Northwoods Quilters is open to new members and welcomes members of all skill levels. The club alternates morning and evening meetings to accommodate those with daytime jobs.

High school seeks vendors for craft fair

Lena High School will hold its annual craft and bake sale on Oct. 23 in the school gym.

The doors will open at 9 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. There will be food available all day. Proceeds of this event will support the junior class.

Crafters should email for information or call 920-829-5244, ext. 4 to register for a space. Registration forms are available at Deadline for early registration is Oct. 19.

Monthly meeting coming up in Kelly Lake area

Kelly Lake Sanitary District 1 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the district office building, 9535 Green Acres St., Suring.

The agenda will be posted at Kelly Lake Kwik Stop, two posting boards around Kelly Lake and on the office door. Call 920-842-4527 by Oct. 7 to be placed on the agenda.