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The Abe Lincoln - New Denmark connection

With Presidents’ Day coming this Monday, The Denmark News thought it would be appropriate to highlight a little known connection between our community and one of the nation’s greatest presidents. To do this, we partnered with Mike Albers of the Denmark Historical Society to learn more about Knud Olsen and his relationship with both New Denmark and President Abraham Lincoln.

FFA Purse Bingo

On Saturday night, Gatherings 43 in Denmark was packed wall-to-wall for an evening of a classic game with unique prizes for a great cause.

Denmark shines at Brown County Taste of Wisconsin

Last week, the Denmark community shone bright on the culinary stage as two local businesses were recognized for their hard work and dedication to their craft at this year's "Brown County Taste of Wisconsin". For the second year in a row, both Ampersand Cake Co. and Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery walked away with first place wins in their respective categories at the annual showdown of tasty talent from across the county.

"Locally grown internet, bit by bit"

In today's modern world, quality internet service is no longer the optional luxury it once was but rather a constant necessity that is an essential part to so many aspects of our daily life. While the lion's share of internet service is provided by giant corporations that essentially own monopolies on large coverage areas, smaller, more local providers are cropping up across the country with the goal of providing something better.

Donations can have BIG impact

Recently, we reported on OneDenmark's upcoming involvement in the Give BIG Green Bay program, a fundraising initiative facilitated and sponsored by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation in partnership with the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

All Saints celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Last week, communities across the country took part in a week of celebration highlighting the benefits of local parochial schools. From January 28 to February 3, Catholic Schools Week was observed in the United States with activities, showcases and prayer throughout. In Denmark, All Saints Catholic School took part in the festivities with a number of fun and thoughtful undertakings.

Neshota Night Hike 2024

Last Saturday, Neshota Park in New Denmark was alive with activity and excitement one would not usually expect from a county park during the depths of winter. That evening, the Friends of Neshota Park hosted their annual candlelit night hike through their park featuring adventure and fun for one and all. The Denmark News was live on the scene to check out this one-of-a-kind yearly tradition.

DES Hygiene Hub

Last Thursday, several students from Denmark Elementary School made a trip to the railroad depot on Pine Street for a special drop off. That afternoon, items raised from the school's recent "Hygiene Hub" were delivered to Viking Shield where they will be distributed to families in need throughout the year.

Cole Czarneski ripping up the track

Cole Czarneski grew up on the track.

Tagging along with his dad, Tim, the Denmark youngster got to intimately know dirt track racing. However, it wasn’t until three years ago that Cole got into a car himself and started racing.

One Degree Baked Potato Sale

On Saturday, January 27, All Saints Parish Hall was host to a unique and tasty fundraiser for a great cause. That night, all were welcome to come and enjoy a delicious loaded baked potato dinner and support One Degree Youth Ministry at the same time.

Catholic Schools Week 2024

This week, All Saints Catholic School in Denmark is joining with similar institutions across the country to commemorate this year's Catholic Schools Week promoting faith-filled education and celebrating all that makes it special. To kick off the week of fun and prayerful activities, All Saints students and staff took part in the weekly Sunday morning Mass and hosted a social afterward.

All Saints window restoration

Last week, All Saints Catholic Church in Denmark received a new temporary addition to the back of the altar in their sanctuary. On January 18, scaffolding was erected behind the altar to the top of the stained-glass window on the church's back wall. 

DHS Bands Update

With only one month in, the Denmark High School Bands have already had an exciting and busy year in 2024. Director Vicky Wilda and her students have been hard at work over the past few weeks with a number of activities aimed at showcasing and honing their tremendous talent.

Community remembers Lawrence Mancheski

Last week, many in the Denmark area were saddened to hear about the passing of longtime community fixture Lawrence Mancheski on Friday January 19, 2024. Mancheski was very well known and respected throughout the community for both his decades-long career in local business and his lifetime commitment to local organizations.

Local talent showcased in short film

Last weekend, one Denmark area resident got to experience something that few, if any, readers can say they have also done, much less at the age of 13. On Sunday, Tyler Love attended the premiere of a short film he co-starred in "The Last Rung On the Ladder" at Venue 404 in Oshkosh. The film is part of the Dollar Baby Program sponsored by renowned author Stephen King.

Construction class tours referendum jobsite

Last Tuesday, students from Denmark High School's construction class were able to take part in a one-of-a-kind tour aimed at teaching them more about different aspects of trades. That morning, the students were led on a guided tour of the active referendum improvement jobsite in order to learn more about the various crafts at work and how they are able to successfully work together to pull off large projects.

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