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Role model

To the Editor,

With little public notice Sheboygan County lost a great public servant and statesman late last month when former sheriff and state representative Vernon R. Boeckmann passed away at age 89.

Vern was born in Sheboygan, graduated from Plymouth High School and served in the United States Army from 1945- 1948. On January 1,1956 Vern was hired as a deputy by the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department. In 1959 he was promoted to detective and then undersheriff in 1964.

In 1966 Vern ran for and won the election for Sheboygan County Sheriff, serving his first of many future terms as sheriff.

In 1968 he ran for the State Assembly and was elected the first Democrat since 1932 to hold the 2nd District of Sheboygan County seat —-which represented all of Sheboygan County except the city of Sheboygan — where he served two terms(1969-1972).

While in the assembly Vern served on several committees including; State Affairs, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Municipalities commission, Council on Traffic Law Enforce- ment and the Drug Abuse Control Commission.

In 1974 Vern again ran for and won the election to Sheboygan County Sheriff and was re-elected every 2 years until his retirement in 1984. While Sheriff Vern instituted the SWAT team, enlarged the Special Deputies Association which was instrumental in sponsoring the 4H camp at Camp Riverside as well was the relocation of the "Weinhold Homestead" log cabin to the Sheboygan County Historical Society site in Sheboygan's Taylor Park.

As sheriff Vern oversaw the design and construction of a new jail and sheriff's department building. Vern was also involved in our community as a member of the Plymouth Hospital Board of Trustees, the Isaac Walton League, Sheboygan County Historical Society and the Sheboygan County Democratic Party.

Vern was a role model to many including myself and a friend to almost everyone he met. Vern will be missed.

Mike Helmke

Former Sheboygan

County Sheriff

Some Place!

To The Editor;

I was privileged to be asked to drive for a fantastic day trip by motorcoach on Sept. 29 by the Plymouth Historical Society.

There are not words to describe the trip to Barrington, IL. to visit The Sanfilippo Collection. If you love history & musicial instruments - the world's largest Wurlitzer 8000 Pipe Organ - calliopes - phonographs - tower clocks - steam engines and mechanical antiques, this was breath taking. A once in a life time opportunity to tour a world famous collection right next door.

The tour included the Second Empire Residence with its thousands of musical instruments, The Carousel Pavilion next door with a Grant Railroad Locomotive (used by Henry Ford) w/tender and caboose along with a replica of a Pullman Coach Car. The jewel of the Pavilion is the Eden Palais Carousel built in 1890, now restored and operational.

The sights and sounds are too numerous to remember them all. Those that attended will never stop talking about this trip. Check it out :

I encourage everyone to take in a future trip ..... to "some-place" you will not be disappointed.

Thank you Plymouth Historical Society Board and Event Committee. A job well done.


Don Pohlman

Plymouth Mayor


To the Editor,

I would like to thank the local businesses that helped the U.S. Army Reserve 377th Maintenance Company with their summer picnic.

Culver’s, thank you for the small ice cream coupons for the children. McDonald’s, thank you for the small sundae coupons for the children.

I’d like to thank Dale Reinecke for the bottle of wine. Thank you, DeO’malley’s, for the gift certificates - you were very kind. Thank you, Plymouth Brewing Co., for the gift certificate and growler. Thank you, Blackwolf Run, for the generous gift bag and flags. Thank you, Boar’s Head Meat, for the gift bag. Thank you, Sports Core, for the pass to the Core. Thank you, Jana Bronoski, for the Bob Uecker talking alarm clock.

Your generosity and gifts helped to make it a memorable and rewarding day for the soldiers and their families. Thank you all again.

Terry Hartle-Feldner


To the Editor:

I want to thank The Plymouth Review for taking the time and space for the coverage of Plymouth’s Ladewig-Zinkgraf American Legion Post.

The Post also needs to thank the community for their support of our activities and events. For a Post to receive the National Post Excellence award consecutively three times is really unprecedented. Membership is only one small part of the criteria and not the main spotlight. The American Legion National Dept. looks at what the post has done to promote Youth Activities, Community Service, and Service to Troops and Veterans. These three criteria must show projects/events supporting these groups “outside” of the Legion family. All criteria must be verified by the County and District Commanders, before submission to the National Dept. for consideration.

The Post is now looking for any high school student to participate in the American Legion Oratorical Contest which deals with an oratory explanation of certain aspects of the U.S. Constitution. Monetary prizes are available from the Post, County, District, State and National competition. Prizes of $100 to $18,000 dollars can be won. The 2015 National winner was a 10th grader! To get rules, application, and tpics contact Ed Schroeder at 892 – 6284. Please look at the Post Facebook Ladewig-Zinkgraf American Legion Post 243 page for information and copy of application.

Konrad Kaczkowski

Post Adjutant

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