Life IS All Here in Manitowoc County!

 

Some locals will tell you we are a Great Place on a Great Lake!  That is certainly true. 

Manitowoc County is a unique place with a mix of natural and man-made assets that cannot be matched.  We have a deep martime heritage leading to industrial growth and are one of the top manufacturing areas in the U.S.  We are a top tourism destination with one of only two working car ferries on Lake Michigan, providing great access to cities throughout eastern Wisconsin and Michigan.

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT MANITOWOC COUNTY?

  • Unmatched Access to Lake Michigan

  • Great River & Inland Lakes Access

  • Available Public Lands & Conservation Areas

  • Great Parks and Public Areas

  • Quaint Downtowns and Shopping

  • Abundant Jobs

  • Affordable Housing

  • Great Schools

  • Plenty of Youth Activities & Programs

  • Pet Friendly

  • Unique Museums & Local Entertainment

  • Safe, Clean Communities 

 

We are a  growing community that is not only amazing to visit,  but even better to live, learn, work and play.  

Just ask anyone, young or old, and they will surely say that Life’s All Here in Manitowoc County!

Great News in Manitowoc County from SeehaferNews.com

We are pleased to have Seehafer Broadcasting and SeehaferNews.com as our Major Media Partner for the Lifesallhere.com site.  Here is just a sampling of some of the good news and positive things that are going on in Manitowoc County.  Click on the headline link to get the full story and more of what is going on in Manitowoc County and beyond.  These stories are brought to you by SeehaferNews.com

 

Manitowoc Kiwanis Club Wins Prestigious Contest

February 22, 2020 07:00 pm

Lakeshore News

 

The Kiwanis Club of Manitowoc’s Car and Motorcycle Show was recently chosen as the winner of the Tier One-Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District Signature Project Contest. This local event prospers from the generosity of many local businesses with profits supporting a number of programs that focus on benefitting young people including awarding several college scholarships, local Boy Scout sponsorships, providing a Christmas Party for special needs children in the Manitowoc School District, Badger Boys Sponsorship, camperships for needy children and I-pads for autistic children.

 

FORWARD Endowment Announces 2019 Grant Awards

February 15, 2020 09:00 am

Lakeshore News

 

The FORWARD Endowment has now provided over $130,000 dollars in grants to projects and groups in Manitowoc County over the past 25-years. 

According to a news release this week from Dean Halverson Chair of the Gift Committee, the Manitowoc County trust, established to contribute to hunting, fishing, conservation & related education, recently awarded approximately $8,300 dollars to 6-projects. 

 

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Silver Creek Park Hosting Fat Bike Community Ride Event

February 25, 2020 04:00 pm

Lakeshore News

 

Jereme Rauckman / CC

Silver Creek Park in Manitowoc is home to many trails and scenic views, and a great way to see them in the wintertime is by using a fat bike.

A fat bike is a bicycle that has oversized tires that are designed to make riding on off-road surfaces, such as sand and snow easier.

Six Great, Locally Owned Stations Serving Manitowoc County and Beyond

This a unique area with unique media. Seehafer Broadcasting has a long history in the community and has partnered with virtually every organization  grow and advance.  The company has grown and improved tools and technology to better serve the area. Seehafer News covers local & state news. Voted the 2018 Best Website by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Stay informed of local news, sports and events. News that is understandable and informative, at no cost to you. No pop-up ads, just reliable, relevant content at SeehaferNews.com & on the Seehafer News App. You can find what you need for both news and music right here!

 

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Access WOMT Podcasts:  WOMT Podcasts

Current Online News:  SeehaferNews.com

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WEMP 98.9 FM Easy Listening music with a clean sound. The music library is extensive; you’ll hear sounds you remember but haven’t heard on the radio in decades!

www.wemp989.com

WLTU Hot Country 92.1 FM emphasizes popular, current songs and mixes in top songs from the 1990s and 2000s.

www.hotcountry921.com

WLKN "Lake 98.1" serves Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Calumet Counties. Lake 98.1 programs an Adult Contemporary format with the best songs from yesterday and today. Special programming includes America's #1 nighttime radio host, Delilah at Night, every night from 7 pm to Midnight.

www.wlkn.com

WOMT - 1240 Radio is the longstanding, number one rated radio station in Manitowoc County and features a talk radio format with adult contemporary music, award-winning local news, severe weather coverage and local sports.

www.womtradio.com

WQTC – Q102.3 FM is Classic Rock! Q102 has just the right mix of pop and rock hits from the `60s, `70s, and `80s, without the dance, R&B, and Motown.

www.wqtcfm.com

WCUB 980 AM offers 5,000 watts of Classic Country sound that covers 17 counties in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan! WCUB feature’s local news & sports, farm news, up to date weather forecasts & cancellations, fishing reports, NASCAR racing, live reports from local festivals and events, and all the great Classic Country music you love to sing along to.

www.cubradio.com

Community Information Sources

The following are other information sources for local news and updates in Manitowoc County:

 

Gannett Newspapers -  Herald Times Reporter

Entertainment News - The Entertainer

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Our History

Life in Manitowoc County boasts a rich heritage dating back to 1836, when it became an official county, even before Wisconsin earned its statehood.  Our name itself is rich in heritage, and means “dwelling of the great spirit.”  According to excerpts from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Manitowoc county is located at the base of the Door Peninsula on Lake Michigan. Indians had occupied the area for centuries before the French laid claim to the land in the seventeenth century.

In 1779, Samuel Robertson became the first European to explore Manitowoc when he traveled from Milwaukee to meet a friend at a place called "Twin Rivers,” which today is the City of Two Rivers (the home of the West and East Twin Rivers). Jacques Vieau (1757-1853) came to the area in 1795 looking for places to establish trading posts for the Northwestern Fur Company.  Preparations for a permanent settlement at Manitowoc began in 1836 with the creation of a town plat. The first to settle were lumberman. Several mills were established along the Manitowoc River. Despite boasting a population of 2000 people by 1855, Manitowoc's neighbor to the north, Two Rivers, overshadowed the city's early years in industry and commerce.

The area's population fluctuated greatly over the next decades. When the railroad came, many settlers moved further west. A huge influx of Bohemians, Germans and Poles in the 1870s helped Manitowoc county’s population rebound.  Manitowoc's location on a natural harbor helped the area grow. Shipbuilding took root in the mid-19th century, mostly of various lake schooners and clippers. The establishment of the Manitowoc Dry Dock Company in 1902 led to the building of steel vessels and its famed submarine industry during World War II.

Since then, our county of 82,000 residents has grown considerably and ventured into many new areas of economic vitality. From large national companies to small but successful family -owned businesses, the economy is robust and climbing every day. We have become a truly great community situated on the Great Lake Michigan. Manitowoc County is a unique place with a mix of natural and man-made assets that cannot be matched anywhere else. We are a top tourism destination with one of only two working car ferries on Lake Michigan.

Our best asset is our people. We are a community of hard-working, proud people, who are passionate to call this our home. We work hard to maintain our rich culture but stay ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative industry settings, retail establishments, entertainment and vibrant way of living.

Learn more - Historical Society

Manitowoc County Government Connections

 

Here is a single source and simple way to connect to governments across Manitowoc County.   These sites provide a variety of information to help you access government services, attend public input sessions and more.  Let us know if you have a need that is not addressed in these links:

 

 

 

  1. City of Manitowoc - Manitowoc Link

  1. City of Two Rivers - Two Rivers Link

  1. City of Kiel - Kiel Link

  1. Village of Mishicot - Mishicot Link

  1. Village of Reedsville - Reedsville Link

  2. Village of Valders - Valders Link

  3. Manitowoc County - Manitowoc County Link


 

Connect with Your Faith Community

Churches and Faith are important parts of our community and provide support, reconciliation and spirtual opportunities.

The area is filled with wonderful options to express your faith and find others who share your beliefs. 

Learn how to connect to your faith whether you live here or are visiting our area. 

Please note:  the church listing below represents the most comprehensive and up to date listing available to us.  If some of the information is not correct, please let us know and we'll be happy to modify it.  We're trying our darndest, we promise!  

 

 


 

Churches in Manitowoc County

CITY OF MANITOWOC

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Connection Church
1455 N. Rapids Road
(920) 684-8845
www.myconnection.church

BAPTIST

Berean Baptist
(Fundamental Independent)
2101 Johnston Drive
(920) 684-1612 

Manitowoc Baptist Church
712 S. 24th St.
(920) 652-0119
www.manitowocbaptist.org

Open Bible Baptist
2021 S. 14th St.
Manitowoc
(920) 682-8535  

CALVARY CHAPEL

Calvary Chapel of Manitowoc
1208 S. 10th St.
(920) 682-6163
Fax: (920) 682-4605
www.ccmanitowoc.org

CATHOLIC

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Parish office: 601 N. Eighth St.
(920) 684-3718
www.sfamanitowoc.org

     St. Francis of Assisi-
Marshall location: Marshall Street and South 21st Street

     St. Francis of Assisi-
Grand Avenue location: Grand Avenue and South 14th Street

     St. Francis of Assisi-
Waldo location: Waldo Boulevard and North 14th Street

CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

Trinity Alliance Church
3121 Nagle Ave.
(920) 682-1522
 www.trinity-cma.org

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Church of Christ
1109 N. 17th St.
(920) 682-7481  

EPISCOPAL

St. James Episcopal
434 N. Eighth St.
(920) 684-8256
www.stjamesmanitowoc.com

EVANGELICAL FREE

Faith Evangelical Free Church
2201 S. 42nd St.
(920) 684-7208
www.faithchurchmanitowoc.org

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

Cornerstone Community Church
2711 Wollmer St.
(920) 901-7618
www.cornerstonemanitowoc.com

Crossroads Community Church of Manitowoc
731 N. 11th St.
(920) 682-0848

New Life Christian Church
1221 S. 13th St.
(920) 686-2008
www.nlccmanitowoc.com

Rosethorn Community Church
1118 S. 10th St.
(920) 860-3882

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
4915 Hecker Road

West Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
4915 Hecker Road
(920) 682-5167

JEWISH

Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue
435 N. Eighth St.
(920) 682-4511

LATTER-DAY SAINTS

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
4105 Michigan Ave.
(920) 682-0442

LUTHERAN

Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)
3209 Meadow Lane
(920) 684-9620
www.bethanyeagles.org

First German Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)
1033 S. Eighth St.
(920) 684-0101
www.firstgerman.org

First Lutheran Church (ELCA)
521 N. Eighth St.
(920) 682-7742
flcmanitowoc@sbcglobal.net
www.flcmanitowoc.org

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)
2426 N. Rapids Road
(920) 682-7377
www.gracelutheran-church.com

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)
916 Pine St.
(920) 684-3404
www.ilutheran.org

Redeemer Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
1712 Menasha Ave.
(920) 684-3989
www.redeemermanty.com

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
2601 S. 10th St.
(920) 682-2228

www.stpaullutheranmanitowoc.org 

PRESBYTERIAN

First Presbyterian
502 N. Eighth St.
(920) 682-4688
www.fpcfamily.com 

THE SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army
411 N. Sixth St. (office)
(920) 684-7117

SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

Society of Friends (Quakers)
(920) 683-3979

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

First Reformed United Church of Christ
3613 Waldo Blvd.
(920) 682-6121
www.frucc-manitowoc.org
fruccmanitowoc@milwpc.com

St. John’s United Church of Christ
1501 Marshall St.
(920) 682-3817
stjohns@lsol.net

UNITED METHODIST

Lakeshore United Methodist Church
411 Reed Ave.
(920) 682-6311

http://www.lakeshoreumc.com

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
620 N. Park St.
(920) 686-0643

 

CITY OF TWO RIVERS

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Lighthouse Assembly of God
1029 33rd St.
(920) 794-1674
www.lighthouseassembly.org

BAPTIST

Tug Lake Baptist Mission
2702 Memorial Drive
(920) 794-8766

CATHOLIC

St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church
3201 Mishicot Road
(920) 793-4531
www.spfcp.org

CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

Hmong Cornerstone Alliance Church
2500 Washington St.
(920) 553-3307

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Two Rivers Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
2717 45th St.   
(920) 553-2023

LUTHERAN

Calvary Lutheran Church (ELCA)
1921 Adams St.
(920) 793-3917
www.calvarytr.org

Good Shepherd Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
3234 Mishicot Road
(920) 793-1716
www.goodshepherdlcms.com

Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
34th Street and Tannery Road
(920) 793-1521
www.oursavior-tworivers.org

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
17th and East Park streets
(920) 794-7300
www.sjtworivers.org

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Grace Congregational Church
2801 Garfield St.
(920) 553-1222
www.graceucc.org

UNITED METHODIST

Emanuel United Methodist
1218 Madison St.
(920) 793-1717

UNITED PENTECOSTAL

Abundant Life Church
1969 Roosevelt Ave.
(920) 793-1576
www.alctrs.com

SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

BAPTIST

First Baptist
1275 Teckla Place, Kiel
(920) 894-7565
www.Fbckiel.org

CATHOLIC

Holy Cross Catholic Church
423 S. Main St., Mishicot
(920) 755-2550

Holy Trinity Parish
11928 Marken Road, Kiel
(920) 773-2380
www.holytrinityschoolhill.org

Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
18424 Tisch Mills Road, Denmark

St. Anne Catholic Church
202 S. Packer Drive,
Francis Creek 

(920) 755-2550


St. Augustine’s Catholic Church
Reifs Mills Road, Kossuth
(920) 755-2550
www.hcsaparish.com

St. Gregory Catholic Church
214 Church St., St. Nazianz
(920) 773-2511
www.stgregsparish.com

St. James Catholic Church
18228 County R, Cooperstown
(920) 863-2585
www.circle-of-faith.org 

St. Joseph Catholic Church
522 Tower Ave., Kellnersville
(920) 732-3770
www.circle-of-faith.org 

St. Mary’s-Clark Mills Catholic Church
15 S. County J,
Reedsville, Cato/Clarks Mills
(920) 775-4365

St. Michael Catholic Church
110 W. Menasha Ave., Whitelaw
(920) 732-3901
http://stmarystmichael.com

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
413 Fremont St., Kiel
(920) 894-3553

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community
8100 Brunner Road, Newton
(920) 726-4228

www.stthomastheapostlecatholiccommunity.org

EASTERN CATHOLIC

Holy Resurrection Monastery
300 S. Second Ave., St. Nazianz
(920) 881-4009
www.hrmonline.org

EVANGELICAL FREE

Hope Community Church
4408 County Road B., Manitowoc
(920) 686-1200
www.hopechurchalive.org

LUTHERAN

Faith Lutheran (ELCA)
255 Roosevelt St., Valders
(920) 775-4141

www.faithlutheranchurchvalders.org

Rockwood Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)
5805 County Road R, Rockwood
(920) 682-9400

St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
16904 County Q, Mishicot
(920) 776-1308

St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS) 
5424 Two Creeks Road,
Two Rivers        
(920) 776-1308

St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
14311 S. Maribel Road, Maribel
(920) 863-2851
www.stjohnmaribel.com

St. John-St. James Lutheran Church (WELS)
219 Manitowoc St., Reedsville
(920) 754-4568
www.stjohnstjames.com

St. John-St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)
1251 W. Washington Ave., Cleveland
(920) 693-8612
www.stjohnstpeter.com

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
2501 Collins Road, Collins
(920) 772-4434

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
11306 Wehausen Road, Manitowoc
(920) 758-7500
www.trinityliberty.org

Trinity Lutheran (WELS)
387 Cemetery Road, Kiel
(920) 894-3012
www.trinitykiel.com

Zion Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
19214 County XX, Kiel
(920) 894-2662
www.zionlouiscorners.com

PRESBYTERIAN

First Presbyterian
727 Sixth St., Kiel
(920) 894-2220

Melnik Presbyterian Church
12320 Melnik Road, Whitelaw
(920) 755-4201

REFORMED

Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church
6524 County Rd C, Manitowoc
(920) 726-4940
www.salemebenezer.org

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

St. Peter UCC
424 Fremont St., Kiel
(920) 894-2404
www.stpetersucckiel.com

Bethlehem UCC
11608 Lax Chapel Road, Kiel
(920) 894-3332
www.ucc.org

St. James UCC
13312 Pioneer Road, Newton
(920) 693-8100

St. John’s UCC
1501 Marshall St., Manitowoc
Phone: (920) 682-3817

St. Mark’s UCC
N9286 Dairyland Drive, Cleveland
Mail: W1307 Orchard Road, Cleveland
(920) 693-8361
www.stmarksucccleveland.org

UNITED METHODIST

Zion United Methodist
421 Jackson St., Mishicot
(920) 793-1717


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