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LTC offers courses at PHS

The Lakeshore Technical College Community Education Center is offering classes in sign language and digital photography in the LTCPlymouth Science and Technology Center at Plymouth High School.

Introduction to Sign Language: Learn fingerspelling, basic vocabulary and some simple grammar. Class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 28 to Feb. 18; fee is $28.44.

Photography Digital SLR: Learn how to take great pictures and use the features on a SLR camera, including the portrait, nighttime lighting and fading settings. Class will meet with instructor Leslie Kleinhans Blad from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 21 and 28; fee is $22.33.

To register, visit for a registration form or call 1.888. GO TO LTC, Ext. 1366.

Citizens Academy scheduled

The men and women of Sheboygan County’s law enforcement agencies will be conducting a Citizens Academy starting March 13.

The academy will encompass many different facets of law enforcement and provide participants numerous hands-on opportunities to gain a better understanding of how and why law enforcement serves the community.

The academy will be held for three hours in the evening over 11 consecutive weeks. There is no cost for the academy.

Applications are available on line at the Sheboygan Sheriff’s Office website –, the Sheboygan County government website -, and in person at the Sheriff’s Department office, 525 N. Sixth St., Sheboygan. Applications must be returned by 5 p.m. Feb. 21.

For more information contact Sgt. James Gottsacker at

January Family Swims announced

Families are invited to spend a fun afternoon in the Plymouth High School pool during Saturday Family Swims in January.

These events, which will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 and 25, are sponsored by Plymouth School District Community Education and Recreation. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and participants should bring their own towels. One lap lane will be available.

Cost is $6 per family; no registration is necessary, but come early because the pool may close if there are not enough participants.

Additional Family Swims are scheduled for Feb. 8 and 22 and March 8.

Visit for more information about Family Swims and other opportunities offered this winter.

For more information, call 892-5068, email commedrec@plymouth. or visit the Plymouth Community Ed & Rec office on the north end of Plymouth High School.

Forage, feeding seminar Jan. 17

The Sheboygan County Forage Council and UW-Extension will sponsor a Forage and Feeding Seminar Friday, Jan. 17.

Discussion topics will include: Processing, Feeding & Managing Corn Silage, New Farm Bill Insights – What does it Mean for Producers and The Importance of Potassium (Potash) in Cropping Systems.

The seminar is scheduled for Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m. at Chissy’s Restaurant, Waldo.

Dr. Randy Shaver, UW-Madison Dairy Science Department, will discuss managing corn silage for cow health, feed efficiency and milk production. Corn Silage is often making-up a larger percentage of dairy cattle rations on many farms.

Dr. Paul Mitchell’s, UW-Madison, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics will explore New Farm Bill Insights and Policy – What Does it Mean for Producers.

Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County UW-Extension Crops & Soils agent will share perspectives on: The Importance of Potassium (Potash) in Cropping Systems.

Reservations can be made by contacting the UW-Extension Office at (920) 459-5904. The cost of the program is $12. For a complete program agenda visit the Sheboygan County UW-Extension web site at: http://

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