News from the middle months of 2017


STUDENTS FROM ELKHART LAKE-GLENBEULAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL marked Arbor Day by helping to plant trees in the village. — Review file photo STUDENTS FROM ELKHART LAKE-GLENBEULAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL marked Arbor Day by helping to plant trees in the village. — Review file photo MAY

The Elkhart Lake Village Board is exploring ways to expand Tax Incremental Finance District 4 to include Premiere Development’s next phase of condominium development along Hickory and Otto lanes.

In the face of opposition expressed before the Plymouth Town Board, officials of Elkhart Lake Vintage Motor Cars LLC withdraw their variance request for a storage building on County J.

The Sherman Town Board opts for a 7-year rather than a 10-year loan to fi- nance roadwork this summer on Abbott Drive.

The Redevelopment Authority tours the future Plymouth Cheese Counter and Dairy Heritage Center building to view progress on the renovation.

Emerald ash borer has been found in trees in the village of Elkhart Lake, village officials confirm.


FILL THE BOOT was the order of the day as members of the Plymouth Fire Department solicited donations to fight muscular dystrophy. — Review file photo FILL THE BOOT was the order of the day as members of the Plymouth Fire Department solicited donations to fight muscular dystrophy. — Review file photo The Plymouth Plan Commission discusses adding a separate zoning classification for schools, churches and other public buildings.

Bids for the project to close the North Milwaukee Street rail crossing come in higher than expected, but the impact on the city will be minimal as the city is only responsible for 10 percent of the $83,831.50 cost.

The Waldo Village Board approves the creation of a village administrator position.

Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jesse Smith meets with the Cascade Village Board to hear any concerns village officials might have with department patrols.

Johnsonville Foods announces plans for a 49,000-square foot addition to their corporate global headquarters.


FUN AND GAMES, 19th Century style, were part of the spring celebration weekend at the Wade House, along with a few chores. — Review file photo FUN AND GAMES, 19th Century style, were part of the spring celebration weekend at the Wade House, along with a few chores. — Review file photo The city is just a step away from getting part of the Dino’s restaurant building off city park land, City Attorney Crystal Fieber tells the Plymouth City Council.

Water issues in several areas of the village came before the Adell Village Board.

Gov. Scott Walker visits Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Elementary School to donate 100 books to the school, tour the building and visit with students, encouraging them to read.

County officials break ground for a $25 million transportation complex at State 67 and County J in the town of Plymouth, to replace facilities in Sheboygan, Plymouth and Elkhart Lake.

The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School Board hears a report on the growth of the forensics program in the high school from students and the faculty advisor.


SOLEMN CEREMONIES AND commemorations marked Memorial Day in Elkhart Lake (above), Plymouth (below) and throughout the county. — Review file photo SOLEMN CEREMONIES AND commemorations marked Memorial Day in Elkhart Lake (above), Plymouth (below) and throughout the county. — Review file photo The Howards Grove Village Board is seeking information on about $3,000 worth of damage in Riverside Park caused by vehicles driving over the grass.

The County Board approves the sale of countyowned land on the corner of North Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Sheboygan to developer Cardinal Capital Management of Madison, which plans to build an apartment complex on the parcel.

Work on the new auditorium addition at the high school will begin next month, Superintendent

Chris Peterson tells the Howards Grove Village Board.

Foreign exchange high school students praised the school and city and cited the wide array of course and extracurricular activities available during a presentation to the Plymouth School Board.

A plane crash near the Sheboygan County Memorial Airport claims two lives – the pilot from McHenry, Ill., and a passenger from Janesville.

The Plymouth City Council presents retiring Public Works Director William Immich with a commendation recognizing his 27 years of service with the city.

JUNE

The Plymouth Plan Commission approves a site plan for a commercial building on Kiley Way that will be the new home of In Motion Dance Studio.

The 193 members of the Plymouth High School Class of 2017 receive their diplomas in commencement ceremonies in Plymouth City Park.

Elkhart Lake village officials will be reaching out to affected residents to ensure 100 percent participation in a grant program to pay for replacement of lead lateral water service lines.

The Plymouth Town Board approves a twosided digital billboard at the northwest corner of the intersection of State 23 and 57.


CAPS WERE FLYING as the Plymouth High School Class of 2017 completed commencement exercises in City Park. — Review file photo CAPS WERE FLYING as the Plymouth High School Class of 2017 completed commencement exercises in City Park. — Review file photo Masters Gallery Foods holds a groundbreaking ceremony for a new packaging and distribution facility in Oostburg.

The Cascade Village Board continues to review the village’s nuisance ordinance, comparing it to similar doucments in other villages.

Jerome Hammarlund is sworn in as a new village trustee, filling a vacancy created on the Waldo Village Board when newly-elected trustee Paul Wagner resigned last month.

The Plymouth City Council approves the sale of a strip of city parkland to the owner of Dino’s restaurant, putting all of the building on private property.

Sheboygan resident Ashley Miller is selected as the 2017 Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair at a gala ceremony at Laack’s Hall in Johnsonville.


SUMMER GOT OFF to a wet and fun start at the Outdoor Aquatic Center in Plymouth City Park. — Review file photo SUMMER GOT OFF to a wet and fun start at the Outdoor Aquatic Center in Plymouth City Park. — Review file photo An additional storm sewer line along Wisconsin Street from Tower to Highland avenues is approved by the Adell Planning Commission and Village Board.

A Habitat for Humanity home at 510 McColm Street in Plymouth is dedicated by volunteers who helped build the home for and with Heather Russell and her children.

Howards Grove School District officials break ground on a new $4.7 million, 449-seat auditorium at the high school.

The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School Board approves a contract with Watson’s Vending and Foodservice of Sheboygan to provide food service for the district in the coming school year.

The Plymouth School District has won the Pioneer Athletics “Fields of Excellence” award, one of only 85 schools in the country so honored, the Plymouth School Board learns.


BUFFALO BILL’S WILD West Show was re-created at the Wade House Historic Site. — Review file photo BUFFALO BILL’S WILD West Show was re-created at the Wade House Historic Site. — Review file photo The Elkhart Lake Village Board approves a contract with Kost Plus Marketing Services to rebuild the village website which was hacked earlier this year.

The County Board approves a conservation easement in the Amsterdam Dunes that will earn the county $1,295,500 in natural resources damages recovery funds for the parcel.

The Howards Grove School Board approves contracts for three new staff positions.

The Plymouth City Council approves a suggestion to hold a special bulk trash drop-off day for city residents later this summer or early fall.

JULY

Using state grant funds, the Elkhart Lake Police Department will provide some patrol service in the village of Howards Grove as part of the statewide “Click It or Ticket” seat belt law enforcement campaign.


DOWNTOWN PLYMOUTH BECAME the area’s biggest shopping mall for a day as Mill Street Fest filled the street with bargain - and fun - seekers. — Review file photo DOWNTOWN PLYMOUTH BECAME the area’s biggest shopping mall for a day as Mill Street Fest filled the street with bargain - and fun - seekers. — Review file photo The issue of who is responsible for road damage when a resident’s heavy vehicles ruin a town road that was already well worn was discussed by the Sherman Town Board.

The Plymouth Town Board rejects a buyout proposal from American Tower Corp., preferring to continue to receive regular lease payments over the next 33 years for town land leased for an ATC cell phone tower.

The Plymouth Plan Commission discusses a request to add service club signs to welcome signs at the city’s boundaries.

The new Plymouth Cheese Counter and Dairy Heritage Center is shooting for an opening day sometime after Labor Day, the Redevelopment Authority is told.


THE FOURTH OF July was celebrated in the rain with the Elkhart Lake Fireman’s Picnic parade above), then two days later in 19th century style at the Wade House (below). — Review file photo THE FOURTH OF July was celebrated in the rain with the Elkhart Lake Fireman’s Picnic parade above), then two days later in 19th century style at the Wade House (below). — Review file photo Bowing to recent court rulings, the Plymouth City Council reluctantly removes residency restrictions from its sexual offender ordinance.

The Waldo Village Board rejects a request from a village resident to sell four acres of cemetery land to him to add to his property he is selling, but said they would consider leasing the land to any future owner.

Local conservationist Lillian Pipping is named Affiliate Volunteer of the Year by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

The Cascade Village Board begins considering steps it can take to prepare for a possible infestation of emerald ash borer in the village, as the pest has already been confirmed in many other places in the county.

The Howards Grove School Board approves the adoption of an Academic

Career Plan for district students in grades 6-12.

The recently-established Facilities Study Committee makes its first preliminary report to the Plymouth School Board, focusing on Fairview and Parkview elementary schools.

The County Board approves the sale of the Plymouth highway shed to SJT Rentals and the Highway Department office building in Sheboygan to 2017 Acquisition Group LLC, to be completed when the new transportation complex in the town of Plymouth opens.

The software used to monitor the status of the village’s water needs to be updated, the Adell Village Board learns.

Concerns about traffic and safety at the intersection of State 32 and 42 in downtown Howards Grove are brought to the Village Board by several residents.


THE FIREMAN’S PARK beach in Elkhart Lake was a popular spot for residents and visitors looking for relief from the summer heat. — Review file photo THE FIREMAN’S PARK beach in Elkhart Lake was a popular spot for residents and visitors looking for relief from the summer heat. — Review file photo The Kohler Village Board is seeking to fill two vacancies after Chuck Keller and Sue Jaberg submit their resignations from the board.

The Plymouth City Council approves an application to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission fora3percentwater rate increase.

AUGUST

The Plymouth Town Board approves two parking lot expansions, at Christian Life Assembly of God Church and at the 20/20 Visions office building.

A site plan for the In Motion Dance Studion building on Kiley Way is approved by the Plymouth Plan Commission.

Following a long debate, the Sherman Town Board votes to hold Vorpahl’s Farm Inc. responsible for more than $9,000 in damage to Town Line Road.


THE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE drew lots of vintage cars - and even more fans - out to the streets of Elkhart Lake. — Review file photo THE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE drew lots of vintage cars - and even more fans - out to the streets of Elkhart Lake. — Review file photo The Plymouth City Council accepts the donation of Scout Island in the Mullet River just north of the Mill Pond from the disbanded Plymouth Kiwanis Club.

Elkhart Lake village officials continue to discuss a police service contract with Howards Grove, but would like to see Howards Grove purchase a patrol vehicle for Elkhart Lake officers to use in that village.

The Cascade Village Board votes to submit a proposed revision of the village’s nuisance ordinance to the village attorney for review.

The Adell Village Board approves the purchase of a used truck with only 24 miles on it for the Public Works Department.

The Waldo Village Board approved new contracts for property appraisal services and police service, the latter with the Cascade Police Department.


THE ANNUAL GERMAN Night, a highlight of the summer City Park concert series, filled the park with polka, oompahs and more. — Review file photo THE ANNUAL GERMAN Night, a highlight of the summer City Park concert series, filled the park with polka, oompahs and more. — Review file photo The Plymouth School Board gets a presentation on the district’s selfcreated report card from Assistant Superintendent Dan Mella.

The county budget is on pace for achieving a property tax rate decrease, County Administrator Adam Payne tells the County Board.

The Howards Grove Village Board votes to complete an addendum to its current master plan, which is required every 10 years.

The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School Board reviews two new academic programs being proposed for district schools in the coming school year.

The village of Elkhart Lake saw its first population increase afer several years of decline in state Department of Administration estimates, Administrator/ Clerk/Treasurer Board approves an estimated $11.27 million budget for the 2017-18 school year.


THE JAZZ CRAWL, the Plymouth Arts Center’s annual fundraiser, drew music lovers to a variety of venues downtown. — Review file photo THE JAZZ CRAWL, the Plymouth Arts Center’s annual fundraiser, drew music lovers to a variety of venues downtown. — Review file photo NASCAR fans view car haulers in a show at the Plymouth High School parking lot, then Jessica Reilly tells the Village Board.

The Howards Grove School flock downtown to watch the haulers parade to Road America for the NASCAR event there.

The Plymouth City Council accepts a donation of just a half acre of land on the south side of the Mullet River on Clifford Street that completes the Huson Park.



THE WATER WAS flying during the fire department water fights at the Cascade Firemen’s Picnic. — Review file photo THE WATER WAS flying during the fire department water fights at the Cascade Firemen’s Picnic. — Review file photo

THE ANNUAL DOWNTOWN Night in Elkhart Lake meant food, fun, music and smiles for all ages. — Review file photo THE ANNUAL DOWNTOWN Night in Elkhart Lake meant food, fun, music and smiles for all ages. — Review file photo

RACE FANS (AND fans of big trucks) lined Eastern Avenue and Mill Street to watch the NASCAR hauler parade to Elkhart Lake’s Road America. — Review file photo RACE FANS (AND fans of big trucks) lined Eastern Avenue and Mill Street to watch the NASCAR hauler parade to Elkhart Lake’s Road America. — Review file photo

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