Lakeshore Club awards tractor safety scholarships

by Ray Mueller
Special to The Review


GATHERING AROUND A Case 830 diesel tractor, the 2016 Lakeshore Two Cylinder Club tractor safety course scholarship winners posed with club president Gerry Neuser of Mishicot (third from right). The winners (left to right) are Seth Schreiber of Two Rivers, Beth Koele of Random Lake, Bryce Schoenberger of Kiel, Miranda Smith of Valders, Jesse Jensema of Sheboygan Falls and Alex Phipps of Glenbeulah. — Photo by Ray Mueller GATHERING AROUND A Case 830 diesel tractor, the 2016 Lakeshore Two Cylinder Club tractor safety course scholarship winners posed with club president Gerry Neuser of Mishicot (third from right). The winners (left to right) are Seth Schreiber of Two Rivers, Beth Koele of Random Lake, Bryce Schoenberger of Kiel, Miranda Smith of Valders, Jesse Jensema of Sheboygan Falls and Alex Phipps of Glenbeulah. — Photo by Ray Mueller Three teenagers from Sheboygan County were among the winners of scholarships awarded this year by the Lakeshore Two Cylinder Tractor Club to graduates of the tractor safety certification course offered by the Extension Service’s 4-H program. There were also three winners from Manitowoc County.

This year’s certification training at the Camp Tapawingo 4-H camp grounds in northern Manitowoc County had 30 attendees for the April 15 to 17 weekend session and 24 for the session on April 29 to May 1. The volunteer instructors were Jim Bingen of Brownsville, Glenn Stuckmann of Sheboygan, and Roger Manke of Valders.

Based on their course achievements and an essay submitted after completion of their certification, six of the 54 attendees were selected to receive a scholarship of $125 each. This is the highest number of scholarships ever awarded by the club whose membership is based in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties.

Sheboygan County Winners

Beth Koele of Random Lake, who is an eighthgrader, will be driving tractors for her grandparents on the Kissinger family farm. Her parents are Matthew and Janet Koele.

Alex Phipps, who is 16 and a student at Plymouth High School, will be driving tractors on his parents’ farm and at the Hanke family’s dairy farm northeast of Plymouth. His and his parents Phil and Brenda Phipps live near Glenbeulah.

Jesse Jensema of rural Sheboygan Falls is an eighth-grade student at Oostburg Middle School. He will be driving tractors for his parents Jeremie and Brenda Jensema on their Jensema Farms.

Manitowoc County Winners

One of the winners from Manitowoc County is Miranda Smith, a freshman at Valders High School. Her parents are Nick and Jacque Smith. She plans to operate tractors on the farm owned by Donna Stock near Newton.

Thirteen year-old Seth Schreiber of Mishicot plans to be driving tractors on his grandfather’s farm and possibly for Kevin Stoer at London Dairy, where he has operated smaller units appropriate for working with the alpaca raised there. His parents are Mark and RaLee Schreiber.

The third winner from Manitowoc County is Bryce Schoenberger, who is in seventh grade at St. Gregory Catholic School in St. Nazianz. He will be driving tractors on his family’s Greendale Dairy at rural Kiel. His parents Nic and Christine Schoenberger are coowners of the farm.

Each of the recipients and their parents attended an awards program and potluck dinner sponsored by the Two Cylinder Tractor Club, whose president Gerry Neuser of Mishicot presented the checks to offset fees for the annual certification workshop.

October Tractorcade

The club held its 2016 tractorcade through the countryside on Sunday, Oct. 2 (a Green Bay Packer bye day).

The day started with a chili dinner in the town of Meeme hall in School Hill. At 12 noon, a caravan of tractors and tractor-driven wagons carrying riders took off for an approximate 25-mile trek through the rural vicinity.


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