Virginia Posny, 99, left school just before World War II to go to work. It was discovered that she earned enough credits, however, to get a degree.
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Two Rivers Water & Light’s only Recycling Day of the year is Aug. 25
Two Rivers Water & Light will hold its only Recycling Day of the year from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25. The utility said it is only holding this one drive in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The drive will be a drive-up at the utility, 1415 Lake St., next to McDonald’s. Those dropping off items will stay in their vehicles and workers will do the unloading. Those taking a large number of light bulbs to the drive are asked to add up the numbers by bulb type in advance to save time while in line. Signs and traffic cones will be in place to help direct those dropping off items.
Here are the fees for certain items: incandescent lights, 20-25 cents each; fluorescent lights, 20-40 cents each; fluorescent circular or U-tubes, 20 cents each; CFLs, 50 cents each; LED bulbs, $2.60 each; mini holiday light strings, no charge; non-PCB ballasts, no charge (the drive will not accept any PCB ballasts, which can be recycled at the Manitowoc County Recycling Center); alkaline batteries, $1 per pound (no charge for rechargeable batteries if sorted separate from alkaline); TVs and all types of monitors smaller than 30 inches, $15 each; TVs bigger than 30 inches and any TV in a console, $30 each; and room air conditioners, dehumidifiers, room A/C units, dorm-size refrigerators, $5 each.
There is no charge for other electronics including microwaves, computers, laptops, printers, keyboards, VCRs, DVD players, radios and cell phones.
There is also no charge for Mercury items, like thermometers, thermostats, switches and relays.
The drive said it will accept “just about anything with an electric plug,” but those dropping off items should be sure all batteries are removed.
The drive will not accept any large appliances or smoke detectors.
Those wishing to participate do not need to be a customer of Two Rivers Water & Light. Anyone with questions should call 920-793-5550.
Electronics collected at Two Rivers Water & Light’s Recycling Day are recycled through Norsec Computer Recyclers LLC in De Pere.
Ascend Services lands Partners with Business Award
Manitowoc’s Ascend Services is one of six service providers in Wisconsin to be awarded a Partners with Business grant from the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.
The local agency received the award for its plans to implement the Partners with Business model with people with disabilities who receive long-term care through IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct).
“By implementing the model with IRIS participants, Ascend will learn how to use the strategies effectively in Wisconsin’s self-directed services option,” a news release said. “Ascend employment professionals will be trained in the Partners with Business strategies and will support people with disabilities and their employers to use more natural supports, rather than paid job coaching, on the job.
“Partners with Business supports workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be successful on the job by using a combination of natural and formal supports, both of which are provided by the employer,” the news release added. “Using the Partners with Business approach, a school or vocational service agency works with an employer to provide initial job training for a worker with disabilities and develops on-the-job supports through co-workers. Once co-worker supports have been developed and job training is complete, the employer may receive funds from the long-term care system (i.e. Family Care, IRIS, Partnership) or other sources to designate co-worker(s), instead of agency-provided job coaches, to provide necessary ongoing supports.”
Ascend Services, formerly Holiday House, serves individuals with exceptional abilities. Its facility is at 2818 Meadow Lane in Manitowoc. The agency recently launched a new effort to have its clients produce custom-built clear safety barriers and shields, referred to as Ascend safe shields.
For more information, visit ascendservicesinc.org.
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