Brown County news briefs for the week of May 20…
Total combined tonnage down from last year
GREEN BAY – The shipping season officially began on March 19 and Dean Haen, Port of Green Bay manager, said the combined total tonnage for March and April was 104,162 tonnes, down about 21% from at the opening period a year ago.
“History has taught us that it is very difficult to predict what a new sailing season will look like,” Haen said. “Every shipping season is different as shipments are booked well in advance. With many different factors involved – including demand, pricing and availability – we expect to see some ups and downs in reporting. tonnage monthly throughout the shipping season this year.
The main cargo imports for March and April were petroleum products (29,650 tons), cement (26,481 tons) and limestone (26,160 tons).
Haen said 11 ships entered port through the end of April.
Garage, vehicles completely lost in a weekend fire
DE PERE – The De Pere Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1105 Fay Court on Sunday May 15.
Battalion Chief Brett Jansen said when crews arrived on the scene, a garage detached from the residence was heavily engulfed and extended outside the house.
Jansen said that within minutes, crews extinguished him and stopped him from lying around the house.
The detached garage, along with the occupants’ vehicles parked in and near the garage, was a total loss, and the exterior of the residence showed moderate damage.
Jansen said a nearby house and garage were also damaged by the extreme radiant heat from the fire.
He said all occupants were evacuated on their own upon arrival.
Four engines, two ladders, an ambulance, three command cars and around 20 local firefighters responded to the call.
Estimated damage to the garage, residence, vehicles and exposed residence is approximately $300,000.
De Pere inquiry seeks feedback on city services
OF FATHER, WIS. – The town of De Pere launched its survey on Monday May 16, which aims to get feedback from residents to identify areas where the town is doing well and where there is room for improvement.
The city has partnered with St. Norbert College’s Institute for Strategic Research in the 2022 De Pere City Services Study.
One adult from each household is invited to complete the voluntary questionnaire online.
An information postcard explaining the survey was also sent to all De Pere residents.
Respondents’ responses are completely confidential.
For more information, visit deperewi.gov and look for the “Take the Survey” tab.
Residents urged to exercise caution as COVID numbers rise
BROWN COUNTY – The Brown County Health Department, De Pere Health Department and Oneida Nation Health Department are urging residents to take precautions as levels of COVID-19 rise.
It comes as the community level reaches ‘medium’ risk over the past week – meaning the number of positive cases and COVID-related hospitalizations has increased and is having some impact on local health systems.
Although not mandatory, residents are encouraged to wear a mask in indoor spaces to reduce their risk, as well as:
Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.
Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Stay home when you are sick and seek treatment if you are at high risk or have a serious illness.
Historical seminar on the tax credit
The De Pere Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and Wisconsin Historical Society will host a Historic Tax Credit Seminar at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 in the Fort Howard Room of the Bemis International Business Center (St. Norbert Campus), 299 3rd St , Of Father.
The seminar is for residents of De Pere, Allouez and Green Bay – the three communities in the county that are eligible for historic tax credits.
It will focus on public life in historic districts, commercial historic districts (downtown), HPC members and municipal staff who work with historic properties.
The seminar is free for participants and no prior registration is required, but the capacity of the rooms is limited to 100 people.
Bellin will build a specialized care clinic for children and adolescents
ASHWAUBENON – Bellin Health announced that it will build a new specialty care clinic for children and adolescents at the corner of WI 172 and Ashland Avenue in the Village of Ashwaubenon.
The new building will be the future home of the new Bellin Health Adolescent Team, an area-first clinic that will provide a tailored approach to meeting the health needs of teens and adolescents, in partnership with Children’s Wisconsin and ThedaCare.
A full list of services will be finalized closer to the opening of the facility, tentatively scheduled for early 2024.
Step into the weekend
GREEN BAY – Prevea Health is offering a free walking program to encourage community members to be active every Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. starting June 10 and continuing through early August (no walking July 1) .
Organizers said the program offers pre-planned routes, each lasting about an hour, sent to attendees weekly via email.
For each week attended, participate
nts are entered into a raffle to win a Prevea Fitness package, including a gym bag, yoga mat and other minimal exercise equipment.
Registration is mandatory and can be done at prevea.com/events.
Casa ALBA Melanie Announces New General Manager
GREEN BAY — Amanda Garcia, the daughter of Mexican immigrants who arrived in the area in 1995, has been announced as the new executive director of Casa ALBA Melanie Hispanic Resource Center.
Garcia will become only the second executive director in the organization’s history, taking over from June 1 for the center’s outgoing director and namesake, Sister Melanie Maczka.
Garcia was a board member of Casa Alba Melanie from 2019-21.
“Sister Melanie Maczka and Father Kenneth de Groot were among the first community members to welcome my family to the Greater Green Bay area in 1995,” she said. “I feel honored and privileged to continue the legacy of building a stronger community for all in northeast Wisconsin.”
Leadership Change Announced at BayCare Clinic
GREEN BAY – Dr Ashwani Bhatia is the new Managing Director of BayCare Clinic, succeeding Chris Augustian, who has taken on a new role with the company.
The planned transition takes effect in mid-June.
“I accepted the position of CEO with enthusiasm, great pride and great humility,” said Bhatia, who will also remain as Chief Medical Officer of BayCare Clinic.
Since joining BayCare Clinic in 2019, Bhatia has served as a liaison between management and its medical providers, led recruitment efforts for various specialties, developed and guided metrics, and helped navigate BayCare Clinic through the COVID pandemic. -19.
Green Bay Hamfest
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Mike and Key Club, a community service organization and club for those interested in ham radio, is hosting Green Bay Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 4 at Our Savior Lutheran Church on the east side of Green Bay.
Admission tickets are $5 per person.
The event will include food, indoor/outdoor sales, ham license testing and more.
For more information, contact Paul Racine at [email protected]
Registration open for Bellin Women’s Half, 5K
GREEN BAY – Registration is now open for the Bellin Women’s Half Marathon, the two-man relay and the 5k, scheduled for Saturday, October 1, each beginning and ending in downtown Green Bay.
“We were thrilled to be able to return to running in person for our 2021 event, and we look forward to once again celebrating the incredible bonds that unite our community of female runners – whatever the circumstances,” said the race director. Linda Maxwell.
Early bird registration is in effect until July 31, which includes a reschedule policy.
Registration is available through CLICK HERE.
All participants can take advantage of free practice races, which start at the end of July.
A virtual option is also available.
The theme for this year’s event is BOLD.
History in the park
ASHWAUBENON – The Ashwaubenon Historical Society is hosting its 7th annual History in the Park at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 at the Ashwaubenon Community Center, Grand Park Room.
East Side Cousins Subs Grand Opening
GREEN BAY – Members of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, along with Cousins Subs employees, were on hand Monday, May 16 to officially cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of the sandwich shop’s new east location. from Green Bay at 2410 E. Mason St.
The new stand-alone store offers subs, cookies, cheese curds, fries and shakes.
Kitchen fire causes $10,000 damage
DE PERE – De Pere Fire Rescue Units responded to a house fire at 437 N. Superior St. in De Pere on Tuesday, May 17.
Battalion Chief Brett Jansen said crews arrived on the scene within minutes and found smoke billowing from the first-floor windows of the 2.5-story single-family residence.
Jansen said crews extinguished the fire within 10 minutes and were able to contain the fire to the kitchen.
The owner of the home was treated and released at the scene for smoke inhalation, and no other injuries were reported.
The fire is still under investigation, but witnesses said the cause started due to the misplacement of combustible materials on an electric stove.
Estimated damage to home and appliances is approximately $10,000.
De Pere Fire Rescue reminded residents to help prevent fires – do not place combustible materials, such as paper, plastic, wood or cardboard, on or around heating and/or cooking appliances.
Editor’s note: To read last week’s news items, CLICK HERE.