News Digest

Camo Quilt on NBC news tonight

The Plymouth-based Camo Quilt Project and founder Linda Wieck will be featured on “The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” Thursday, Dept.22. A film crew from the program recently taped a segment for the “People That Make a Difference” segment of the news program, which airs at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 4 WTMJ in Milwaukee. The Camo Quilt project started in 2006 when Wieck made a quilt for her son-in-law, who was deploying. His unit buddies also wanted a quilt so Wieck recruited some friends to provide one for each of them and it has continued and spread from there. The quilts (made by volunteers from materials purchased with donations) are provided free of charge to our servicemen and women and they are made from the same camo material as their uniforms. They have cotton batting and can be tied up and attached to the outside of their backpacks so as to be readily available when needed. Deployed troops have a little bit of home to let them know that someone cares and the quilts are extremely versatile.

Comm Ed offers crafts for adults

Adults are invited to try their hands – literally – at finger-painting using different techniques in a new course offered by Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation. Finger-Painting for the Young at Heart participants will create a frame-worthy piece of art under the guidance of instructor Karen Klumpyan using exciting new colors and textured paper. Class will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 12 and 19 at Plymouth High School. Fee is $28 until Sept. 30, then $33. A second, identical class will be offered Nov. 2 and Dec. 5. Also starting soon are two favorites: Adult Woodworking and Art of Woodcarving. Adult Woodworking is for those interested in working on wood-related projects of all types. New participants will work closely with Instructor Ralph Gunkel to learn the concepts and tools of the trade, while completing personal projects big or small. Returning or experienced participants may use the facilities independently and receive assistance when necessary. Class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 12 to Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 23 or 30) at Plymouth High School. Fee is $65 ($52 for district residents ages 62 and up) plus materials until Sept. 30, then $70 ($57). Art of Woodcarving offers a great opportunity for those ages 15 and up to work on holiday projects with the help of Instructors Pam Moir and Darrell Abston. Class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 18 to Nov. 15 at Plymouth High School. Fee is $60 ($48 seniors) until Oct. 7, then $65 ($53). An optional carving knife may be purchased from the instructors for $20. A few spots remain available in Child Swim Lessons. The program follows the comprehensive American Red Cross Learn To Swim program to teach children how to swim skillfully and safely in the PHS pool. Students must be at least 50 inches tall to participate. Six levels are available; students must pass or test out of each successive level in order to advance. Lessons will be held Saturday mornings from Oct. 1 to Dec. 10 (no class Nov. 5 or 26 or Dec. 3). Fee is $48. To learn more, visit, call 892-5068 or visit Plymouth Community Education & Recreation on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

German geneaology class set

The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center announces its October genealogy class: German Genealogy . How to Read Meyers Orts und Verkehrs-Lexikon, the 1912 German Gazetteer. The class will be held Oct. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library, 330 Buffalo St., in the lower level meeting room. This class, taught by German researcher extraordinaire, Linda Herrick, is designed to help you find place names in the German Empire. Meyers Geographical and Commercial Gazetteer of the German Empire (or Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs- Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs in German) is the gazetteer to use to locate place names in German research. It was originally compiled in 1912 and includes all areas that were part of the pre-World War I German Empire. Gazetteers published after WWI may not include parts of the Empire that were lost to bordering countries. Overall, this gazetteer includes more than 210,000 cities, towns, hamlets, villages, etc. This class is open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $15 members, $20 non-members, $25 walkins. Call (920) 467-4667 to register. Registration guarantees handouts.

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