2020-03-11 E-Edition

Objection to gas line development flares up

RHINE — A controversial natural gas regulator station was approved by the town board of supervisors on March 3. The board approved the application for Wisconsin Public Service to construct the station on Garton Road. Multiple residents arrived to speak out against the development. Several other residents sent emails which were read into the record. Among the speakers at the […]

Diverse culinary roads lead to Plymouth restaurant

Chefs Ronna and Patrick O’Toole may have lived and worked in a surprising number of exotic places around the world, but all their adventures seemed to guide them to precisely where they are right now. “It’s as if all roads led us to Plymouth,” said Patrick, who along with his wife Ronna became owners and managers of The Fig and […]

Suspect reportedly wanted murder weapon as ‘souvenir’

The suspect in custody for allegedly killing Michael Kirsch wanted to keep the alleged murder weapon as a “souvenir,” according to a Sheboygan detective. Daniel Mares, 18, was arrested Feb. 6, roughly half an hour after Kirsch was shot and killed amid a fight on Clara Avenue. He was arrested at gunpoint alongside his girlfriend, 17-year old Adyson Mihm, who […]


HABITAT FOR FISHES — Fish cribs constructed out of wood pallets await the spring thaw to sink to the bottom of this private pond along Highway 23 east of Plymouth. The structures are intended to provide protection from predators, area for food organisms like algae and minnows to grow, and spawning area for fish, overall increasing the number of fish […]

Library alive, well, and thriving

SHERMAN — At the town’s March 3 board of supervisors meeting, Lakeview Community Library Director Jacquelin Rammer gave an enthusiastic report on major events at the library in 2019. Rammer’s highlights included: • Nearly 3,000 cardholders paid the library 29,129 visits, resulting in 42,608 circulation transactions and nearly 1,700 computer uses. • New computers, including two Macs and a children’s […]

Town receives grant money for roads

SHERMAN — The town was awarded its second competitive state road aid grant in four years last week. Gov. Tony Evers announced Sherman is eligible to receive up to $277,777 for rehabilitation of one mile of Indian Mound Rd., between Lynn Rd. and Bates Rd. The award is part of the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) program that allocated $28.7 million […]


Solar power ‘good way to keep people on the farm’

Four solar farms recently approved by the Public Service Commission are expected to contribute up to 2% of Wisconsin’s electricity usage. But renewable energy advocates and landowners say these projects are paving the way for continued growth. “It could be a precursor of a substantially even [larger] amount of solar energy to come as we look ahead down the road […]

Con artists love what scares you

In light of the ongoing de- velopments related to the current COVID-19 situation and its impact on financial markets, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) reminds Wisconsin investors to be wary of con artists seeking to capitalize on fear and uncertainty. “We know con artists are opportunistic and use current events to cloak their schemes with an air of […]

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Warming Center

To the Editor, As the winter of 2020 ends, the Sheboygan County Warming Center would like to thank the all of our volunteers and guests that made our 4th season successful. 69 volunteers put in multiple hours every night (averaging 6 shifts) to keep some of the homeless safe and warm during the months of January and February. Gracious individuals […]