News Digest

Fall prevention workshop planned

Stepping On is a workshop offered in Sheboygan by the Aging & Disability Resource Center to help older adults prevent falls. The workshop is for two hours, once a week, for seven weeks, at the Red Cross Building, 2032 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan on Wednesdays June 19-July 31, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The workshop is being hosted by the Foster Grandparents: Seniors in Schools program. Contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 920-467-4142 or 1-800-596-1919 to register for the workshop.

Stepping On will help participants identify why they fall and different ways to prevent falls, including strength and balance exercises, home safety check suggestions and a medication review as well as other activites. The workshop is both for people who have fallen and for people who fear falling. Participants will leave with more strength, achieve better balance, and experience a feeling of confidence and independence as a result of performing various exercises and sharing personal falls experiences as a group.

The program was developed by Dr. Lindy Clemson of Sydney, Australia, to help older adults learn ways to prevent falls. It was brought to the United States by Dr. Jane Mahoney, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and other partners. The research has found that people who complete the workshop have a 33% reduced rate of falls.

Diploma Dash set for June 8

On Saturday, June 8th, the Sheboygan Public Education Foundation willhosta1milegradeschoolrun/walkaswellasa5Krun/walkand 10K run. The “Diploma Dash” will commemorate educational achievement in Sheboygan as the run/walk will start and end at Vollrath Park, the historic site of the joint graduation of Sheboygan North and Sheboygan South High Schools. The 1 mile race route will consist of the neighborhood surrounding Vollrath Park to the top of the Broughton Drive hill and back to the park. The 5K and 10K routes will include the Vollrath Park neighborhood and Broughton Drive with a turnaround at Ontario Avenue. Race time is 9 a.m. Registration forms and online registration are available through the Foundation website All proceeds from this event will benefit the Sheboygan Public Education Foundation in our mission to support educational programming in our Sheboygan public schools.

Sponsors for the inaugural “Diploma Dash” include:

Salutatorian Level – Boneck Printing, Tom & Lisa Liebl, David & Sandy Sachse, Brian & Julie Versey

Honor Roll Level – Adcom Technologies, Bank First National

Honorable Mention Level – Aldag/Honold Mechanical, Alliant Energy, Hub International Midwest, Sheboygan Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Cadillac

Friend of Education Level – Magestro Orthodontics, Rockline Industries, Ross Glove

Refreshments – Festival Foods, Sargento Foods

For more information on registration or to volunteer at the event, contact the Sheboygan Public Education Foundation office at (920)208- 7667 or s_ p_ e_

Weekly construction update

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Regional Office in Green Bay is providing a weekly update on region construction, which includes Sheboygan County.

Construction will continue on State 57 from the Ozaukee County line to the Manitowoc County line. From May 20-24 work to be completed includes:

• Asphalt milling between County O and State 32.

• Construction of new traffic signals at the intersections of State 57 and County PP, State 57 and Kiley Way and State 57 and the westbound ramps of State 23.

State 57 will remain open to through traffic, though lane closures will occur between County K and County O in areas of work. Between County O and State 32, work will be completed using flagging operations.

Work on the State 32 and County KK bridges over I-43 will continue. From May 20-24 crews will be working to build a containment of the structural steel of the State 32 bridge from the median to the middle of the southbound I-43 highway. They will also continue to work from the east abutment to the middle of the northbound I-43 highway. Afterward the containment will be removed and the lanes they were working over will be opened up to traffic.

The left, inside lane of southbound and the right, outside lane of northbound I- 43 will be closed down underneath the State 32 bridge. A reduction of the speed limit from 65 mph to 55 mph will be in place during the lane closure. The State 32 bridge over I-43 will remain open to two-way traffic. These closures on I-43 will be opened by noon on May 24.

Bath towels and sheets needed

Please remember The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter when you have used bath towels, wash cloths and twin sized bed linens to donate. These items can be dropped off at 710 Pennsylvania Ave., Mon. – Fri. from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Please use the north entrance off 7th Avenue.

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