Associate degrees

Manitowoc Technical University, LTC, to Offer Associate Degrees with UWGB

Correction: The title of this story has been updated from an earlier version.

MANITOWOC – For the first time in over 100 years of history, Lakeshore Technical College will begin offering Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees this fall.

Both degrees cover the general education requirements of a student whose goal is to move on to a four-year college to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

And thanks to a new partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Green BayLTC students who earn the AA or AS degree will have guaranteed junior status when they enroll at UW-Green Bay.

Dr. Paul Carlsen of Lakeshore Technical College speaks after the college was named Large Business/Industry of the Year at the Manitowoc County Chamber Awards of Distinction, Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Manitowoc, Wis.

“These new degrees, coupled with our partnership with UW-Green Bay, are a game-changer for our students and our communities – students will save thousands of dollars on their path to a bachelor’s degree,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen, in a press release.

General Studies programs require 60 credits, including elective courses, which allow students to choose courses that appeal to their future career plans.

Carlsen said more than 100 students transfer from LTC each year to four-year colleges across the country, and he expects that number to grow. More details about the program are here.

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Volunteers needed for the National Historic Monuments Cleanup Day: Manitowoc County Historical Society joins a nationwide effort to clean up local historic markers in year two National Historical Marker Day April 29. The Manitowoc County Historical Society has a list of local historical markers available online and the society can be contacted at 920-684-4445 for more information.

The Roncalli Pierside auction starts this month:Roncalli Catholic Schools will hold its 38th annual Pierside Auction in person and online this year. The in-person event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 30 at Roncalli High School, 2000 Mirro Drive in Manitowoc. Free entry. Food, desserts, water, soda, seltzer, beer, wine and Jet Fuel, a drink special, will be available for purchase in addition to the items on sale during the silent auction and the oral auction.

The public is encouraged to arrive early for Mass with Fr. Mark Mleziva, vocations director for the Diocese of Green Bay, which will begin at 4 p.m. in the Zimmer Auditorium at the Palace of Fine Arts.

A variety of items will be available at the in-person and online event. Sports memorabilia, experiences, home decor, items, fashion finds, kids’ deals and more will be auctioned off.

Bidding for the online auction begins at noon on April 27 and closes at noon on May 4. Bidders will find the online auction here and are encouraged to pre-register now.

Tickets for the Gravely Riding Lawnmower Raffle, Cash Raffle and Green Bay Packers Jersey Raffle are on sale. They can be purchased at Roncalli High School or by calling the Development Office at 920-686-8150.

go here to learn more about each raffle. All draws will be drawn the night of the in-person event.

Clipper City Chordsmen presents its spring show on April 30: the Clipper City Stringers will present its spring show, “Together, Wherever We Go,” at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 30 at Endries Performance Hall in Holy Family Music Conservatorythe former campus of Holy Family College, 6751 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc.

Chordsmen to bring champion quartet from Land O’ Lakes District Kordal Kombat on stage too. Kordal Kombat is a young quartet based in central Minnesota. They deliver a fun and energetic performance that comes with a variety of music and lots of laughs.

Kordal Kombat are Mark Halverstadt, Scott Veenhuis, Ben Israelson and Adam Helgeson.

Quartets from the Clipper City Chordsmen chapter also set to appear are Touch of Harmony, Lake Effect, Barber Pops and a new quartet, Brothers Four.

Tickets can be purchased on the Chordmen website, from a member of Chordsmen, at Fricke Printing in Manitowoc or via All tickets are general admission and cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under.

The Clipper City Chordsmen are an all-male a cappella singing group of 35 members ranging in age from 31 to 91. The choir is in its 77th year. Rehearsals are open to the public and take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at Grow it forward at the corner of 15th and Marshall streets in Manitowoc.

Upcoming Hazardous Waste Sweep May 13-14:Manitowoc County Hazardous Waste Sweep will run from 9 a.m. to noon on May 14 for households and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 13 for eligible farms and businesses. The sweep will take place at Manitowoc County Highway Shop, 3500 State 310, Manitowoc.

Pesticides, cleaning products, oil and lead-based paints, automotive chemicals and mercury are some of the accepted items. Latex paints will not be accepted.

Residents and farms can dispose of hazardous chemicals for free. Eligible businesses may qualify for subsidized disposal rates. Businesses and farms must pre-register by calling 920-683-4333 by May 6. More information is here.

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  • Tuesday: High 41, low 35, areas of cold low cloud
  • Wednesday: High 42, low 39, occasional rain
  • Thusday: High 52, low 35, warmer; a morning shower
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