News Digest

Trail work west of State 57

Sections of the Old Plank Road Trail west of State 57 are temporarily closed for repairs to prepare for seal coating, the Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Department has announced.

The repairs are taking place this week. The seal coating will take place the week of Aug. 18.

The southern three miles of the Interurban Trail in Sheboygan County will also be seal coated the week of Aug. 18. Once the seal coat has been applied, normal traffic can resume within two to three hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

For more information, contact the Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Department at (920) 459-3060.

Legion offers shooting course

Plymouth Ladewig-Zinkgraf American Legion Post 243 will sponsor its sixth Shooting Sports Program for youth 12 to 18 years of age next month.

This is a Basic Marksmanship Course where basic skills will be taught to shoot bulls-eye style shooting. Registration is now open. It is an eight-week program meeting on Monday nights starting Sept. 15 and is open to all young shooting enthusiasts in the area.

The course will begin at the Plymouth Post and progress to a private range. The program uses .177-caliber air rifles provided by the Legion. Targets and ammo are included in the registration cost of $20. Pre-registration is desired to order materials.

The curriculum will include gun safety and three positions will be taught by a NRA-certified instructor - prone, kneeling, and standing. Students will receive a certificate of completion after completing the eight weeks Basic Marksmanship Course.

For more information or to enroll please contact DuWayne Wieck at (920) 627-1879 by Sept. 8.

I-90/94 enforcement shows results

A nationwide traffic enforcement effort on I-90 and I-94 produces positive results in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of State Patrol joined law enforcement agencies from 14 other states in increasing patrols on I-90 and I-94 between Washington state and New York—more than 5,600 miles of highway—for the I-90/94 Challenge from August 1 to 4.

Wisconsin had zero fatalities on I-90 and I-94 during the four-day Challenge.

Over the past three years, the nationwide I-90 and I-94 corridors have averaged 524 total crashes, 136 injury crashes and three fatal crashes. National results for the I-90/94 Challenge will be released in the near future.

The initiative was part of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s efforts to reduce the number of traffic deaths in the United States this year by 15 percent.

In addition to the State Patrol, other Wisconsin law enforcement agencies mobilized for high-visibility enforcement on the two interstates.

Preliminary data by the Wisconsin State Patrol for the I-90/94 Challenge included the following:

· Fatalities—0

· Traffic stops—1,636

· Seat belt and child safety restraint citations and written warnings issued—71

· Drunken driving arrests—14

· Drug-related arrests—4

· Total number of written warnings and traffic citations issued—2,946

“Our goal during the I-90/94 Challenge and throughout the year is not to write more tickets. We’re striving to increase voluntary compliance with traffic laws and improve drivers’ behavior and decision making,” said State Patrol Lt. Col. Brian Rahn, director of the Bureau of Field Operations, in a press release announcing the results. “But when voluntary compliance fails, we take appropriate enforcement actions.”

The Wisconsin State Patrol reminds all drivers that although the Challenge period has ended, safe and attentive driving should be a year-round goal.

MFC to meet at Bookworm Gardens

Military Families Connect will offer an evening of literary fun and play at Bookworm Gardens for their next meeting Monday, Aug. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Families can enjoy interactive play in the gardens, 1415 Campus Dr., Sheboygan (follow the signs for the UW-Sheboygan campus) or take a stroll and enjoy the many sculptures and art throughout.

Also, everyone can pick up school supplies courtesy of Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree. All you need to do is bring a bag for your supplies.

Guests should bring a bag for school supplies, a dish to pass, and your own non-alcoholic beverages. MFC will supply silverware and paper products.

This event requires registration, so please reserve your space via email to .

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