2023-08-18 E-Edition

Sales tax revenue continues growth, supporting roads

SHEBOYGAN – Revenue from the half-percent county sales tax continues to grow. “We are on track to surpass our budgeted amount for 2023,” County Administrator Alayne Krause told the County Board Tuesday in her report on the sales tax. “It has grown over the years,” Krause said of revenue from the tax, which was implemented in 2017. For 2022, she […]

District sees need to maximize competitiveness on hiring

One position open for 6 months, no applicants

The resource in critically short supply for the Plymouth School District has shifted from dollars to personnel, and it’s time to devote more funds and attention to attracting qualified staff, Superintendent Dan Mella told the Board of Education at its August 15 meeting. “We and you did a really good job in making sure that we were prepared by conservatively […]

Former Sheboygan Planning Director sues city

MILWAUKEE – The City of Sheboygan is facing a second federal lawsuit from a former employee. Chad Pelishek, the former Director of Planning and Development, filed the civil lawsuit in the Eastern District of Wisconsin court in Milwaukee Aug. 7. The city is in the midst of responding to former City Administrator Todd Wolf’s related lawsuit, filed in the same […]

Rescheduled Downtown Night recovers from rainout

“We were so thankful to our community who rolled with us on the date change when Monday’s weather was a wash out. It’s the first time in 27 years that we had to make the decision to delay the event. We are so happy for our vendors that Tuesday the weather was great, and the crowd turned out,” said Melissa […]

Equine sanctuary hosts day for hay

The 14th annual Hope for Hooves Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary in Elkhart Lake. AGES, located at W4985 County Road FF, is a horse rescue and adoption facility that was founded in 2008 dedicated to rehabilitating the animals when possible. In addition to a new bingo tent at […]

Racing boats that almost fly

The inaugural Mercury Racing Midwest Challenge powerboat races brought brand new sights and sounds to the Lake Michigan shoreline this past weekend. The Sheboygan harbor and offshore area were used to run two entirely different powerboat series on the same location and weekend, something that had never been done before, according to event organizer Mercury Racing. Three classes of boats […]

‘Partnership’ urged if school permit fees are to be waived

HOWARDS GROVE—The Howards Grove School District has asked the village of Howards Grove to waive building permit fees in a recent letter to the village board at the August board meeting. The letter asks for the building permit fees to be waived on the future middle school, which they plan to break ground on in the spring of 2024. Village […]


Cheryl Lynn Triphan, age 62, of Waldo, passed away on August 8, 2023, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 3, 1960, daughter of Ronald and Jayne (Mulder) Sippel, and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1979. Cheryl began working right out of high school at Sargento Foods where she worked […]


Kenneth Edward “Ken” Seil, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 10, 2023, surrounded by family. He was born on June 4, 1945, in the Town of Scott, son of the late Henry and Elsie (Kuhn) Seil. Ken attended Beechwood Elementary School and Waldo High School. Ken worked on the family farm with his siblings through school, […]