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One of the Biggest Interview Mistakes You Can Make

If you’ve looked for a job you know the basics: arrive early, wear nice clothing, don’t bad-mouth your current or former employer, etc. A survey of hiring managers says one of the biggest interview mistakes they encounter is the candidate knowing very little about the company. So come prepared to answer the question: “What do you know about our company?” Even if you already know the company makes ugly Christmas sweaters, do some homework to find out more about its history.

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Looking for the Next Miss Harbor Cities and Outstanding Teen!

Serena and OliviaThe Miss Harbor Cities Organization is looking for the next Miss Harbor Cities
and Outstanding Teen to be an ambassador for the area and represent Northeast Wisconsin at the Miss Wisconsin and Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen Competitions in June – the state finals for Miss America & Miss America’s Outstanding Teen!
Founded in 2014, the Miss Harbor Cities Competition is an all-volunteer, not for profit scholarship program and is open to women ages 17 to 25, and the Teen competition is open to women ages 13 to 17. Participants must live, work, or attend school full time in the state of Wisconsin.

The Miss Harbor Cities Scholarship Competition provides opportunities for women to make a difference in their community and promote a platform they believe in. This program helps women to develop professional skills and their futures, while providing scholarship money to further their education. The Outstanding Teen Pageant encourages positive achievement while helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living, and community involvement of our youth.
With competitions in academics, community service, fitness, talent, and interview, the Miss America Preliminary Programs give contestants skills and confidence to shine in other areas of life including job interview and performance, leadership, and personal health.

More information and applications can be found at and are due February 16, 2019.

The current Miss Harbor Cities is Serena Larie, who placed as a Top 11 semi-finalist at Miss Wisconsin this past June. And, Miss Harbor Cities’ Outstanding Teen 2018 is Olivia Lulich.

Miss Harbor Cities 2016, Tianna Vanderhei became Miss Wisconsin 2018, competed in Atlantic City at the Miss America Competition and was featured on the nationally televised finals on ABC when she placed as a Top 15 semi-finalist. She was also a preliminary Onstage Interview winner. Vanderhei will be a special guest at this year’s Miss Harbor Cities program, open to the public.

This year’s competition will be held March 16, 2019 at the University Theatre of UWGB, Manitowoc Campus. Various scholarships and prizes will be awarded to the candidates. There will also be various special performances. Manitowoc native and Miss Wisconsin 2016, Courtney Pelot, will host the show.

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Wacky But True Bingo Brawl

Two elderly women at an Ontario, Canada, retirement home were involved in a brawl over a chair Tuesday afternoon. When officers arrived the learned the dispute was between a 79-year-old and an 86-year-old over a certain seat they both wanted to sit in during bingo. The dispute lead to a loud argument which prompted some of other residents in the room to become involved in the brawl. There were no reported serious injuries.

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Runner Kills Mountain Lion With His Bare Hands

An unnamed man in Colorado was jogging in Fort Collins when he was suddenly attacked from behind by a mountain lion. As the man turned around, the animal lunged and bit him in the face and wrist, before the dude’s survival instincts kicked in. The guy was able to break free and strangle/suffocate the mountain lion to death with his bare hands. The runner has serious injuries, but they are not life threatening.

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Wisconsin FFA Foundation Offers Post-Secondary Scholarships

Applications must be postmarked by March 15

The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications from eligible Wisconsin Association of FFA members for its 2018-19 Post-Secondary Scholarships.  The application is available on the Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s website home page
(, or on the Wisconsin FFA’s website under the “Programs” tab ( All applications are to be postmarked by March 15, 2019, to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation office.

Applicants must be a senior in high school, or enrolled in a university or technical school and have maintained a satisfactory scholastic record in school. FFA members need to only fill out one application to be considered for all scholarships for which the applicant qualifies. A listing of additional criteria for all scholarships is available on the Wisconsin FFA website.

The Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s 2019 scholarships are generously provided by the following companies, individuals, and endowed funds:
Matthew D. Anderson Endowment
Badger State Ethanol
Harold and Geneva Beals Endowment
Walter and Delores Bjoraker Endowment
Blain’s Farm and Fleet
ConAgra Brands
Arnold and Katherine Cordes Endowment
Mary Elstad and Dean P. Gagnon Endowment
1241 John Q. Hammons Drive, Madison, WI 53717 • 608.831.5058
Elstad Brothers Endowment
Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
Farmer Community Giving, Organic Valley
Kenneth K. Heideman Endowment
Gordon Iverson Endowment
Rodney O. Kittelsen Endowment
Robert and Herta Laatsch Family Endowment
Virgil & Ann Martinson Endowment
Louis M. Sasman of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison Endowment
Bernie and Marty Staller Endowment
Star Blends
Robert Wohlford Memorial
Van Wychen Endowment
Wisconsin Agri-Business Association
Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation
WPS Farm Show Food Vendors

For more information, please contact the Wisconsin FFA Foundation via phone at 608-831-5058 or email at:

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UnitedOne Credit Union raising money for Children’s Hospital

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UnitedOne Credit Union is partnering with Children’s Miracle Network for its annual Chain of Hearts event in February to raise funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Chain of Hearts helps local children who need specialized medical care. Anyone who donates $1 to Children’s Miracle Network can add a heart link to the chain. The credit union will also be hosting activities for their staff and members to raise additional funds.

Anyone interested in contributing to the Chain of Hearts can do so at these UnitedOne locations: 1117 S. 10th St. or Walmart SuperCenter in Manitowoc, and 2122 Superior Ave., 3509 Washington Ave., 733 N. 8th St. and Aurora Memorial Medical Center in Sheboygan.

UnitedOne Credit Union has branches in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and is open to everyone living or working in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kewaunee and Door counties. For more information, visit

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The Bologna Man Cometh

An Albuquerque, New Mexico woman has a message for the man who keeps bringing her bologna and bread: please stop.

Sharisha Morrison tells KOB TV that the unknown man has been making the deliveries since early January, leaving the food in a plastic grocery store bag that he hangs from her doorknob. And it’s not just her — she says some of her neighbors have been receiving the deliveries, too.

And lest you think Morrison is ungrateful for what clearly could be an act of kindness, she said on at least one occasion, the grocery bag smelled of urine.

They even have video of the guy who’s doing it, thanks to a camera Morrison set up to catch him. It shows a middling-tall man who appears to be in his late 60s walking up to the door, hanging the bag and then walking away.

Morrison says she just wants it to stop. “I have my baby, you know, and I don’t want some random guy just creeping around my apartment,” she said.

Morrison’s left a note attached to her door, telling the mystery meat man to stop. She’s also called the police, who say there’s not much they can do unless they catch the man in the act, though they also said they’d increase patrols in the area.

Click here to watch the video!