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Promotion for Niagara native

MILWAUKEE — Andrew Leatherman, formerly of Niagara, Wis., has been named director of inpatient services at Ascension St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee.

Leatherman graduated from Niagara High School in 2004, then attended Mount Mary University and Columbia College of Nursing in Milwaukee. He graduated cum laude, earning both a bachelor of science in nursing and a minor in biological sciences in 2009.

He started at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee in 2010 as a registered nurse on an orthopedic surgery unit and later on a telemetry unit.

In 2014, Leatherman graduated from Concordia University with a master of business administration. He became supervisor of patient care services at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute. He later was promoted to manager of patient care services at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee and then director of patient care services at Ascension St. Francis.

Program on crop problems

GROVER, Wis. — Northeastern Wisconsin crop producers can learn about the pests and problems that can affect their fields from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grover-Porterfield Fire Department, N3895 S. Harmony Road off County Highway DD south of Highway 64.

Producers can experience the different methods used to detect and monitor corn and soybean insect and disease problems, as well as sharpen their pest identification and trouble-shooting skills. They should bring along any samples of insects, diseases or weeds they want identified or discussed.

The event is sponsored by the Marinette and Oconto County offices of the University of Wisconsin- Extension, along with the UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management program.

For more information, contact Scott Reuss of the Marinette Extension office, 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 1-877-884-4408 or e-mailing sreuss@marinettecounty.com. The program is free, but producers are encouraged to bring extra garden produce, canned goods or other donations for local food pantries.

Ford 2Q profit falls by 86%

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford earnings fell in the second quarter largely due to restructuring costs in Europe and South America.

Net income for the April-through-June period fell 86% from a year ago to $148 million, or 4 cents per share. Without the charges, the company made 28 cents per share. Revenue was flat at $38.9 billion.

Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone said the company had charges of $1.2 billion as it moved to close factories in Europe and South America.


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