News Digest

Blood Drive Monday at Redeemer

The Monday, Jan. 20, Blood Drive will be held at Redeemer Lutheran, 1808 Eastern Ave. This will be the first of the six held throughout the year. The hours will be from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Because of the rough winter so far this year, The BloodCenter of Wisconsin currently has shortages in most blood types.

The drive is co-sponsored by the Plymouth Lions and the Plymouth American Legion Post 243 and hosted by the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, a non-profit organization that supplies the blood for use in over 50 Wisconsin hospitals as well as Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, Froedert, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Aurora Surgery Center, Plymouth.

The groups have set a goal of 50 donations throughout the day — if you are busy you may call and get an appointment - go to or call 1-877-232-4376 and mention the Plymouth Blood Drive. The Blood Center also stresses that walk-ins are very welcome.

It takes roughly an hour to go through the donation process. You need to be healthy, have a driver’s license or a photo ID and the ability to give some medical information.

The Jan. 20 blood drive is the first of the 2014 year. Mark your calendar for the other five throughout the year. They will all be held on Mondays - March 24, May 19, July 28, Sept. 29, and Nov. 24.

Please be a hero and donate. Your donation could be the most valuable gift you ever give - just ask anyone who has ever received.

CSP sign-up period extended

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the sign-up period for new applications to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

Farm and forest landowners may apply by Feb. 7 for possible 2014 funding.

CSP encourages farmers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their farms and wooded lands. The program is open to all farmers, regardless of size or type of operation.

Applications can be made at any time at all USDA Service Centers, but only applications received by Feb. 7 will be ranked for funding in 2014.

In 2013, 308 Wisconsin farmers and forestland owners enrolled in CSP, with an average payment of $5,408 per contract. Over $1.6 million in payments will be made to those farm families this year, and over $8.3 million over the course of the five-year contract.

“For many farmers, CSP offers reward and recognition for the conservation they are already doing, plus a little extra incentive to try a few more or new practices,” according to Michael Patin, district conservationist. Patin encourages interested farmers to apply now to be considered for funding.

Eligible lands include cropland, pastureland, non-industrial private forestland, and tribal agricultural lands.

For the 2013 sign up, average payments in Wisconsin were $19 per acre for cropland, $13 per acre for pasture, and $4 per acre for woodland. Payments are made annually for each of the five years of the contract. CSP is open to small and large operations, with farms already enrolled ranging from just a couple of acres to over 4,000 acres of cropland.

Farmers will need to document their current and proposed conservation practices which will be used to rank applications and determine payments. NRCS field staff will also conduct on-site field verifications of applicants’ information.

For more information, visit, or contact the Sheboygan NRCS office at (920) 467-9917, Ext. 3.

Conservation scholarships available

The Sheboygan County Conservation Association is offering the $1,000 Roy Kalmerton scholarship and the $1,000 Marion and Robert Schuchardt scholarship to college students who have sophomore standing, or have completed at least 60 credits, by the end of the 2013-14 school term.

Students must intend to major in one of the following fields of environmental management: resource science, law enforcement, forestry, resources administration, fisheries management, wildlife management, zoology or environment education.

Applicants must be Sheboygan County residents, but may attend a college or university anywhere in the state of Wisconsin.

Applications for the scholarships may be requested from Pat Meyer, 68 Elm Lane, Plymouth 53073. All completed forms must be received by April 1. The scholarship will be awarded at the association’s annual banquet May 8.

 Corrections 

A story in the Jan. 9 Review had several errors concerning candidates for the April 1 general election.

County Board Supervisor William Goehring is running unopposed in the 24th Supervisory District. Robert Boehlke had indicated his intention to take out nomination papers, but did not and did not file papers to run.

In the 19th Supervisory District, candidate Elizabeth Ogea is the daughter of current Supervisor Michael Ogea, not his wife as was erroneously reported.

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