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Fitness Center offers special deal

Did you resolve to get in shape this year? The Community Fitness Center located at Plymouth High School is offering a winter special, featuring discounted rates and half off all fitness and aquatic classes for the year.

The following annual rates, discounted at least 10 percent, are good until Tuesday, Jan. 20: Individual $189 (regularly $210), Couple $283 (regularly $315), District residents ages 62 and up $113 (regularly $126), Senior couple $170 (regularly $189).

In addition, those buying an annual membership by Jan. 20 also can join Community Ed & Rec fitness and aquatic classes for half price during 2015.

The supervised Community Fitness Center features circuit training, free weights, bicycles, stair steppers, treadmills and ellipticals. It is located inside PHS, 125 Highland Ave., and is open during the school year 5 to 7:30 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 to 11 a.m. Saturdays.

Memberships can be purchased in the Fitness Center and in the Plymouth Community Ed & Rec office on the north end of Plymouth High School.

For more information, visit, call (920) 892-5068, email or stop by the Plymouth Community Education & Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

Patrol aerial enforcement successful

To crack down on speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) Division of State Patrol pilots flew 87 traffic safety aerial enforcement missions in 2014.

State Patrol officers worked in partnership with other law enforcement agencies during the federally funded aerial enforcement missions. Their results in 2014 were:

· 2,623 traffic stops

· 1,821 speeding citations (Two different drivers were cited for 101 mph, which was the fastest speed cited during the missions.)

· Five operating while intoxicated (OWI) arrests

· 62 safety belt violation citations and two child safety restraint violation citations

· 2,102 total citations

In addition, as the result of aerial enforcement mission traffic stops, there were 15 drug arrests, four felony arrests, 24 misdemeanor arrests and eight warrant arrests.

Many of the missions were announced in advance on Twitter (https:// @WisconsinDOT #WisDOT to increase voluntary compliance with traffic laws.

Make your own herbal medicines

Plymouth School District Community Education and Recreation is offering a new class on medicines you can make in your own kitchen.

Sweet Herbal Medicine: Syrups, Infused Honey & More will explore how sweet herbal medicine can fit into a healthy lifestyle. Participants will use locally produced maple syrup and local honey to make syrup, infused honey and lozenges, taking home samples and recipes. Class will meet with Linda Conroy, owner of Moonwise Herbs, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.; fee is $30 until Jan. 23, then $40.

Copies of the complete January-April 2015 course guide can be found at and at locations throughout the community.

For more information, visit, call (920) 892-5068, email or stop by the Plymouth Community Education & Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

Horizons4Girls to host speaker

Horizons4Girls will host keynote speaker Dr. Debbie Lassiter of Convergence Resource Center in Milwaukee at the Igniting the Spark community program Thursday, Jan. 15, at SpacePort Sheboygan.

Horizons4Girls founder Char Pachniak has been amazed at the power of volunteers that Dr. Lassiter has harnessed to accomplish her work in the Milwaukee area and looks forward to her sharing her insight with the Sheboygan area.

Dr. Lassiter is the executive director and co-founder of the Convergence Resource Center (CRC).

The CRC provides support services for men and women striving to move forward after life-altering situations including but not limited to addiction, imprisonment, unemployment or human trafficking.

She is the founder of the Human and Sex Trafficking Support Initiative and is a member of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee.

At this community informational presentation, Pachniak will share the inspiration for Horizons4Girls and the powerful impact the impact the program has had in three short years.

Dr. Lassiter will share her belief in community collaboration to make change, something that Horizons4Girls was recognized at a state level for late in 2014 receiving recognition for the Collaboration for Transformation Award.

To reserve your free seat for this presentation, simply email For more information, visit or call 920-254-1584.

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