DNR grant program to improve lakes

A new grant program designed to boost private sector innovation in caring for Wisconsin’s lakes debuts Nov. 13 with a webinar hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and partners to help answer questions from residents, businesses, lake groups and others statewide. The Healthy Lakes effort aims to fund local projects around the state that focus on simple ways […]


Robert Andrew “Rob” Boll, age 60, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 5, 2014, at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital. He was born in Sheboygan, Wis., on Aug. 15, 1954, a son of Virginia (Fasse) Boll Feldmann and the late Raymond Boll. Rob attended Prange Grade School and graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School. He also attended Lakeshore Technical […]

Death Notices

Jenine (Behnke) Carpenter, 49, of Sheboygan Falls died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Zimmer’s Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center, Sheboygan. Kenneth C. Fuhrmann, 74, of St. Anna died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel. Linda Gildemeister, 57, of Random Lake died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. Wenig Funeral Home. Richard W. Hermann, 84, of Sheboygan died Wednesday, Nov. 5, […]

Five things a hard freeze improves

1. Sparkling rubies nestle in emerald green moss, illuminated by the weak glow of a headlamp. Dampness oozes from the deep layers of peat soil, and from the fresh layers of sphagnum that climb the scaffolding of twiggy leatherleaf bushes. And my boots. The dampness also oozes around my boots. Reaching, stretching, I search almost manically for the little bog […]

Kettle Karver tree makes all-star appearance

Sheboygan—The much-adored Kettle Karvers Klub Christmas tree decorated in hand-carved wooden ornaments, which many long-time residents recall from Sheboygan’s Festival of Trees, is making a comeback in 2014. Approximately 50 members of the Kettle Karvers have spent countless hours the last two months carving, detailing and painting ornaments with a fruit and vegetable theme in celebration of the fresh meals […]

Hunters: Be aware of Wisconsin trespass law

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation wants to make sure hunters and rural landowners are aware of Wisconsin’s trespass law for the upcoming deer hunting season. “Good communications between hunters and rural landowners can help ensure a safe and enjoyable hunting season,” said Paul Zimmerman, Farm Bureau’s Executive Director of Governmental Relations. “Wisconsin’s trespass law states that you must have permission […]

Safest October since WWII

Last month 42 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roadways, which made it the second safest month of October in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The safest month of October since World War II occurred in 2009 with 39 traffic deaths, and […]

Court Report

The following persons either stipulated to the indicated charge or had their cases heard in Sheboygan County Circuit Court. All information is taken from case documents. Andrew L.C. Grunow, 19, 2016N. 12th St., Sheboygan – $773.80 – 90 Days local jail – one year, probation – possession of THC (repeater) – possession of drug paraphernalia – Aug. 8, 2014. Richard […]

Panthers qualify four events for state

The Plymouth Panthers rose to the occasion in last weekend’s Division 2 girls swimming and diving sectional meet as they finished second and qualified four events for state competition. PHS, which posted several season and personal-best times, advanced all three of its relays and sophomore diver Savannah Arneson to the state meet Friday at UWMadison’s Natatorium. Grafton, the reigning D-2 […]

48 hours on Turtle Flambeau Flowage

This week I am writing to you about one of the most reliable, total getaways that I know of in Wisconsin and that is the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. When I was 9 years old, my dad took me to the Flambeau where we the next 45-years-worth of great experiences has made it so that I have no choice but to […]