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Past articles by Patti:


What fast food or chain restaurant would you like to see come to the Manitowoc area?

Tell us, readers, what fast food or chain restaurant would you like to see come to the area? We'll share your ideas in a future article. → Read More


Here's what to know about Hartman's Bakery reopening, and other Manitowoc business news

Hartman's Bakery — closed since a fire last July — has finally set its reopen date. Here's what to know, plus more local business news. → Read More


This free Manitowoc robotics program is helping inspire and teach kids skills to use later in life

Arrow Guetschow says the program is provided to kids for free and can serve as an engine of economic growth for disadvantaged kids. → Read More


Two Rivers' Crafty Cravings & Café serves lunch with a side of artistic creations

As part of the Savor Manitowoc series, reporters Patti Zarling and Alisa Schafer sampled lunch at Crafty Cravings & Café in Two Rivers. → Read More


Manitowoc Briess plant cited by OSHA for two repeated and 14 serious safety and health violations. Here's what to know.

OSHA found the company exposed workers to machines that could lead to amputation and other injuries, plus other violations. → Read More


Who has the best pie in Manitowoc County? Share your favorites with us for National Pie Day.

National Pie Day is Jan. 23 and we want to find out the best places to get pie in Manitowoc County. → Read More


Alumni mourn the loss Holy Family College as building is demolished

The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity closed the school in 2020 and asked the city for a demolition permit this summer. → Read More


Plans for Clipper City Co-op in Manitowoc shelved in face of 'too many obstacles'

The Clipper City Co-op faced several obstacles, including finding a good location, fundraising, the pandemic and inflation fears. → Read More


Lincoln High School student arrested after school closed for bomb threat

Lincoln High School recieved a voicemail message at midinight saying a bomb would arrive at the school at noon. Students were dismissed early. → Read More


Manitowoc School Board plans to hire James Feil as new district superintendent

Six former board presidents criticized the decision to hire James Feil permanently without conducting a search or seeking feedback. → Read More


Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County names new executive director

The club, which opened in February after nearly 20 years of work, has announced its second director after the resignation of William Bertsche. → Read More

Couple finishes America's Great Loop, a 6,000-mile boating feat rarer than climbing Mount Everest

"It was wonderful and magical," says Jill Iverson of going a year without seeing a mall or fast food and viewing the US and Canada from the coast. → Read More

Temperatures to fall into 20s during Packers-Cowboys game Sunday

Football fans heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday may want to bundle up as temperatures are likely to dip into the 20s. → Read More


A Vietnam veteran is hoping to locate a soldier from Manitowoc to return a watch left behind at Fort Hood in 1974

Stephen Menendez says he found a Timex in a box that a fellow soldier lost at Fort Hood in Texas nearly 50 years ago. → Read More


Struggled to find affordable housing in Manitowoc County? We want to hear your story.

Have you struggled to find affordable housing in Manitowoc County? Share your story with us for a future article. → Read More


Here are 6 of the best places to see fall colors in Manitowoc County this season

With peak fall color set for around the third week of October in Manitowoc County, here's a look at six places to catch the colors of the season. → Read More


Manitowoc panel, 40 Days for Life put abortion center stage ahead of November midterms

Two events in Manitowoc this month will focus on the issue of abortion rights in Wisconsin as the November midterms near. Here's what to know. → Read More


'She has a beautiful soul': Manitowoc family hopes to raise $30K for special van for daughter in wheelchair

Gracie Clark, 13, is blind and has cerebral palsy. Her parents are hosting a fundraiser to buy a wheelchair-accessible van for their daughter. → Read More


It's almost time for kids to return to Manitowoc-area schools: Tell us what we should look into for you

As summer draws to a close and students and teachers prepare to return to classrooms, HTR News would like to know readers' questions or concerns. → Read More


Booked a trip on the SS Badger across Lake Michigan? 8 things to do while in Ludington, Michigan

From nature trails, to wine tastings, craft beers, maritime and other museums and gift shops, Ludington provides plenty to keep visitors busy. → Read More