The Shore Club on Elkhart Lake: Modern, historical, upscale, unpretentious


Thomas Shortt has an impressive resumé of achievements when it comes to accommodating vacationers. He’s been in the hospitality business for 29 years. He managed Four Seasons Mexico City, a 5-star, 5-diamond property. He worked for Ritz-Carlton company, and for Live Aqua, a luxury lifestyle resort in Mexico. He owned and managed two luxury boutique hotels, one in Tulum, one […]

2019-06-26 E-Edition

Towns leave ‘wake or no wake’ decision to sanitation district

RHINE — The Town of Rhine board, in a joint special meeting held Tuesday, June 18, with the Town of Plymouth board, resolved by a 3-2 vote to defer decision-making to Sanitation District No. 1, which regulates Crystal Lake. That governing body determines the fate of “wake or no wake” on this scenic and recreational inland body of water which […]

Kayaker rescued from frigid lake

On June 23 at approximately 9:32 a.m. the Sheboygan County Dispatch Center received the report of an overturned boat and a person in the water at 1875 Broughton Drive. This location is in the City of Sheboygan near North Point. The subject was reported to be about 75 yards offshore. Waves approximately 3 feet high and a steady south wind […]

Hazard mitigation plan update brings costly flood, deadly fog back to surface

Flooding and dense fog are respectively deemed Sheboygan County’s costliest and deadliest natural hazard occurrences in Sheboygan County’s booklength Hazard Mitigation Plan, which had its latest update reviewed at a Hazard Mitigation Plan Steering Committee meeting on Thursday, June 20. The Sheboygan County Hazard Mitigation Plan was established in response to the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Signed into law […]

Baby crane growing up

REMEMBER THE SANDHILL CRANE CHICK (known as a “colt”) from our May 15 issue? It’s getting pretty big. Mated crane pairs stay with their offspring through the winter. Sandhill cranes live 20-30 years in the wild and up to 80 years in captivity, in places like the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wis.

Mill Street Live’s 2019 lineup of local students announced


The “Mill Street Live” Summer Musical Series is celebrating its 11th year of fantastic performances at the Plymouth Arts Center in downtown Plymouth, Wis. “Mill Street Live” is a high energy song and dance musical revue and is regarded as one of the most entertaining summer shows in the area. With nearly two hours of music from the past six […]

Village, fire department relation questioned

ADELL — Is there a written contract specifying responsibilities between the village and its fire department? This question was on the village board agenda for the Wed., June 12 meeting. Trustee Leighton Holtz is a fire department member. He said when the current building was erected in 2000, there was an intent to establish such an agreement, but “I don’t […]

State 23 expansion work reaches mitigation site

Between June 24 and June 28, preliminary work will begin on a mitigation site in Fond du Lac County. The contractor will begin grading work near bridge. They will begin stripping at the Jens site. Clearing and grubbing will continue throughout the project, and fill will be placed between Scenic View and Castle Rock Court. Project website: projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/


Making Wisconsin ‘the Silicon Valley of water’

“THE SILICON VALLEY of Water.” Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Turning Wisconsin into just that is the goal of the University of Wisconsin System’s launch of a Freshwater Collaborative, which would bring together its 13 campuses into a first-of-its-kind research hub focused on water topics. Individual campuses would distinguish themselves as expertise centers in specific fields, come […]