2021-04-16 E-Edition

Town says no enhanced wakes on Crystal Lake

RHINE — The Town Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance at its April 13, 2021 meeting prohibiting artificial wake enhancement boating equipment and operation on Crystal Lake. The vote closes a three-year debate on ways to limit boating activity that creates large waves, pitting those who enjoy wake enhanced boating against those who enjoy the lake in other ways. Differences […]

Howards Grove debates next steps for schools

HOWARDS GROVE — The School Board held a special meeting April 12 to discuss the 2021-22 school budget and to decide the next steps after their $35M referendum failed on the April 6 ballot. Superintendent Chris Peterson gave an election update and congratulated Dave Loomis and Janine Siemers for their reelection to the school board. Peterson also gave the final […]

Plymouth increases intergenerational support

PLYMOUTH — The city will be stepping up its support for the Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition over the next three years. The City Council Tuesday agreed to increase its annual investment in the coalition, which operates the Generations intergenerational center that includes the senior center. The city will increase the payment 2.5 percent this year, 2.75 percent next year and 3 […]

Clerk/treasurer to become two positions

PLYMOUTH — The job of city clerk/treasurer will officially become two – in 60 days. The City Council Tuesday approved a charter ordinance that will end the combined clerk/treasurer position and replace it with a clerk/ deputy treasurer and a treasurer/ deputy clerk. The change will also involve adding a full-time accountant position at City Hall. The charter ordinance, which […]

Funds sought for welcoming Cheese Capital arch

The Plymouth Advancement Association, Inc., announced fundraising kickoff for a new downtown gateways project. A new arch will be constructed and railroad trestle repainted to define Plymouth’s historic downtown district. Plymouth has been heralded as the Cheese Capital of the World since the 1920s, and the arch will signify this by including the Cheese Capital of the WorldTM emblem at […]

Rites of spring return, budget in black at Plymouth Schools

Just over a year since Plymouth Schools first closed due to COVID-19, full-time, in-person learning and summer school are back, quarantines have been minimized, prom as well as awards and graduation ceremonies are planned, most staff have been partially or fully immunized and the district’s 2020- 21 budget is on track towards a positive balance despite a halfmillion dollar planned […]

Daffodils and Bethlehem Sage on a warm Cascade morning

Daffodils and Bethlehem Sage on a warm Cascade morning.

Authority to control mega-farm water pollution challenged

The state Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a case that could determine whether the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources failed to adequately protect water from manure pollution when awarding a permit to a giant dairy farm in northeastern Wisconsin — or whether the agency lacks the authority to issue such restrictions. The case involving Kinnard Farms, a Kewaunee […]

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