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Passport Day set at clerk’s office

The Sheboygan County Clerk’s office will be open on Passport Day in the USA, Saturday, March 9, for U.S. citizens interested in applying for or receiving assistance how to renew at passport book or card.

The office, which is located at 508 New York Ave. in Sheboygan, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday hours March 9 ensure most parents will not have to miss work to apply for a U.S. passport for their children.

Passports for children under the age of 16 expire every five years. To apply for a passport for a child under 16, both parents need to appear in person at the clerk’s office.

For more information, call the Sheboygan County Clerk’s office at 459-3003 or visit the website www.sheboygancounty.com

Passports are also available at the Sheboygan County Clerk’s office during regular hours between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Retirement topic of seminar

The Sheboygan County Area Retired Educators’ Association will host a free seminar for participants in the Wisconsin Retirement System Wednesday, March 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Howards Grove High School library, 403 Audubon Rd., Howards Grove.

The focus will be the WRS benefits and options. The seminar is geared to all WRS participants (whether in education or not) who are planning to retire or beginning to think about it. The presenter from the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association will be Roger Byers, a former benefit specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

Bike & Walk Week meeting set

This summer, Sheboygan County will once again be celebrating bicycling and walking by holding its sixth annual Bike & Walk Week. The weeklong event, held in the summer, coincides with similar events throughout the country with many of them held in other Wisconsin communities.

Last year’s event included an employer mileage challenge that offered prizes to those tracking the most biking or walking mileage online, a raffle drawing with donated prizes for those that left the car behind when visiting participating stores, an exciting end-of-week celebration at Deland Park, and a number of other incentives to encourage non-motorized transportation.

The continued success of Bike & Walk Week is due to the generous time and effort from the Sheboygan County residents that help plan and promote the event. As with years past, a brainstorming session will be held this year to gather input and share ideas for 2013.

The meeting will be informal, and held at Paradigm Coffee & Music, 1202 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Area residents are welcome to stop by and offer suggestions to make Bike & Walk Week even better.

Many of the current events resulted from ideas shared by attendees at past brainstorming sessions. Whether you are an avid bicyclist or walker, or you have never participated in Bike & Walk Week before and would simply like to learn more, we invite you to stop by and help to make 2013 the best event yet.

For more information, contact: Emily Vetting, project specialist, Sheboygan County Nonmotorized Program (NOMO Sheboygan County), (920) 459-3060 or emily.vetting@sheboygancounty.com.

Class to reveal grave secrets

Discover the secrets and history to be found in cemeteries and learn how to do accurate burial research, during the next genealogy class at The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center in Sheboygan Falls.

The class will take place on Monday, March 11, from 1-3 p.m.

The registration fee is $15 for SCHRC members and $20 for nonmembers. Classes with less that five people registered will be rescheduled.

The SCHRC is located at 518 Water St. in Sheboygan Falls.

For more information call, the SCHRC at 467-4667.

Local writers featured in calendar

The Cream City Writers are pleased to have three of its member’s poems selected to be included in the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual calendar for 2014.

The selected poets and the titles of their poems are as follows: Beverly Schellhaass (“Reverse”), Lynn Hoftiezer (“A Bit of Heaven”) and Mary Kunert (“Winter”).

The Cream City Writers meet on the third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at Book Heads, 216 E. Mill St. in Plymouth. All writers or prospective writers are welcome to attend.


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