2012-07-26

Tomcat Thunder

Restored T-28 Warbirds stop at county airport en route to EAA

SHEBOYGAN FALLS — The skies above the Sheboygan County Municipal Airport in Sheboygan Falls were buzzing this past weekend, as Trojan T-28 pilots from across the country came for a formation clinic to prepare for this week’s EAA 2012 Air Venture in Oshkosh. The event was hosted by the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin, which is located on the airport […]

Sheboygan River dredging projects enter final phase this summer



SHEBOYGAN – The final sediment dredging projects on the Sheboygan River are in full swing this summer. The Superfund project is expected to be completed later this year, according to county officials. The dredging is the last phase of the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls in the river, which was declared a Superfund site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in […]

News Digest



German Night is tonight The Plymouth Municipal Band will present it s 34th annual German Night – An Evening of Gemutlichkeit – Thursday, July 26 at Plymouth City Park. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a performance by Plymouth High School’s Junge Kameraden, directed by Jason Sebranek. The Junge Kameraden is the only German-style high school instrumental group in America. […]

Two hurt in car-bus crash



Justin Born, 22, of the town of Mitchell, was taken by Flight for Life helicopter to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah following a car-bus accident on County S south of County Z Wednesday morning. Two young children riding on the Johnson school bus were uninjured in the accident. The driver of the bus, Sara Reed, 27, of Sheboygan Falls, […]

On the Cover

A lake, a spring and an esker

Godspeed once again to Bravo, 121st



ONCE AGAIN, PLYMOUTH’S BRAVO Battery will answer the call of duty and go into harm’s way. The National Guard unit, part of the 121st Field Artillery Battalion headquartered in Milwaukee, will be activated soon and deployed in late fall to Afghanistan in the continuing War on Terrorism. Six years ago, the 121st and Bravo were deployed to Iraq as part […]

Badgers getting older



Our neighbor reported her older sister and husband, who live in Texas, had bought a home in Wisconsin for their retirement. That would startle the Tea Party folks. Texas has no state income tax and low property taxes. It seems like the place to live out your retirement – if taxes are your chief concern in life. Maybe there’s more […]

Political Cartoon



How dry I am



To the Editor: The corn is dry,And so is the rye,And I know why,We ain’t had rain. The grass ain’t green,From what I’ve seen,And I know why,We ain’t had rain. The allergies areMaking me sneeze,And I know why,We ain’t had rain. So, pray and pray,And dance a bit,And maybe we’ll, Get some of it,An all-night rain. Make up your own […]

Hope springs eternal for election reformers



In preparing for a recent interview in which he knew he’d be asked about tilting at windmills, Mike McCabe crafted a T-shirt-worthy reply: “To me, there’s always reason for hope, and never much reason for optimism.” McCabe leads the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, which joined with theWisconsin Public Interest Research Group in drafting a July 10 letter calling for legislative hearings […]