2021-12-10 E-Edition

Rapid response saves heart attack victim

ELKHART LAKE – Any coach will tell you timing is crucial to their sport, but for Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School softball coach Josh Tegen, timing proved crucial to saving a neighbor’s life two months ago. It also earned Tegen a Citizen Award of Merit from the Village Board Monday. Tegen was honored by the board, along with emergency and medical […]

Woman’s death prompts parking lot tree removal

A 73-year-old Sheboygan Falls woman was killed when a large wind gust caused a large tree to fall on an outdoor pavilion at the Rochester Springs Apartments in Sheboygan Falls on Monday, Dec. 6. On Monday, Dec. 6 at 6:43 a.m., the Sheboygan Falls Police Department and Sheboygan Falls Fire Department were dispatched to the Rochester Springs Apartments, located at […]

Home builder talks continue after closing date passes

The City of Sheboygan continues to work with a company with plans for mass production of factory-built homes on the sale of 40 acres of vacant land in the South Pointe Enterprise Campus on the city’s south side as a purchase offer for the land expired Nov. 30 without the deal closing. The company, S2A Modular, announced plans in July […]

Applicants sought for County Board vacancy

County Board Chairman Vern Koch is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on the Sheboygan County Board of Supervisors for the remainder of a two-year term expiring in April 2022. The position is for District 18, which includes Ward 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10 of the City of Sheboygan Falls and Wards 1 and 3 of the Town of […]

Omicron in WI, vaccines best protection

On Saturday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) detected the first case of the Omicron variant, in Wisconsin. The best protection against this new variant, or any variant of COVID-19, is to get fully vaccinated and get a booster shot. Anyone ages 5 and older can get a free, safe, and effective vaccine now. If you are 18 and […]

Four fire departments participate in live fire training

On December 4, Plymouth Fire and Rescue, Silver Creek Fire Department, Town of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department, and City of Kiel Fire Department conducted live-fire training on Pleasant View Road. This training is valuable for firefighters to train under a non-emergency and controlled environment. Firefighters were able to accomplish interior fire evolutions, overhaul, radio communications, and exterior fire evolutions along […]

Nature, equine sanctuary rezoned over objections

A rezoning question ignited debate at the Town of Rhine Board of Supervisors meeting on December 7, 2021. A request by Rachel Nix on behalf of LaValley Nature and Equine Sanctuary to rezone a 2-acre parcel at N8002 Highway 57, Elkhart Lake, from agricultural to residential was approved by the Board, overruling the Plan Commission’s recommendation to deny. Maintaining agricultural […]

17 contractors bid for Otter Creek bridge

PLYMOUTH – The Town Board awarded a contract Tuesday for the Willow Road bridge project next summer. Radtke Contractors of Winneconne submitted the lowest qualifying bid – $397,881.31 – among 17 bidders for the bridge replacement over Otter Creek. The town received a grant to replace the failing bridge over Otter Creek under the state’s Multimodal Local Supplement grant program. […]

School district investigation records should be public

Two years ago this month, a Madison East High School teacher chaperoning a Minneapolis field trip crept into students’ rooms using copies of their room keys and planted hidden cameras in their bathrooms. On Nov. 22, a few weeks after the teacher, David Kruchten, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, the Madison School Board finally updated its field trip […]