LETTER: Fishing history memorial on Port lakefront is in bad shape
I am writing about the fishermen’s memorial in Rotary Park on the Port Washington lakefront. My grandfather, his father and other family members were commercial fishermen. I no longer live in Port Washington, but I come to the city quite often. On my last visit, I was sad to see the condition of the eight plaques that surround the statue of the fisherman in the memorial.
Grafton police sergeant demoted but not fired after numerous policy violations, commission decides
A sergeant with the Grafton Police Department will have his rank reduced but will not be terminated following a review of nearly a dozen policy violations, including taking a vacation during paid leave. Grafton Police and Fire Commission members ordered that Justin Lawrenz's rank be reduced from sergeant to patrol...
Letter to the Editor | Should West Bend School Board ignore its nepotism policy? | By Jody Geenen
June 8, 2023 – West Bend, Wi – I am here today concerning our school district’s Nepotism Policy 511.1. While I’m all for freedom of speech and sharing of ideas, I also believe in advancements due to merit. Of the seven school board members, two of them are affected by the nepotism policy: Chad Tamez whose wife is an Aide in the school district and Kelly Lang whose sister, Kara Petzold, is a teacher in the school district.
Deerfield baseball reaches sectional final before loss to Random Lake
The Deerfield baseball team fell short of qualifying for state in a 7-0 loss to Random Lake on Tuesday, June 6 at the WIAA Division 3 Sectional Final held at Markesan High School. “We had a great season,” said Deerfield head coach Scott Gloede. “Obviously, it's not how we wanted it to end, but we won the conference and made the sectional final.” Random Lake was in complete control throughout...
Another season-best yields second for Rockets
400 relay is proud of its finish; Beightol races to fifth in the 100 dash. CEDAR GROVE-BELGIUM’S Division 3 silver-medal winning 400-meter relay team posed after Sunday’s graduation ceremony with its medals. From left were Gabe Egan, sophomore Billy Navis, Joe Carrasquillo and Caleb Beightol. Egan and Beightol also ran the 100, where Beightol earned a fifth-place medal. Photo by Mitch Maersch.
Indiana Avenue Reconstruction Makes Early Return
A repair project initially scheduled for 2024 will take place this year as another stretch of Indiana Avenue is ready for a re-do. Sheboygan’s Common Council voted in April to make the adjustment to better align schedules with a Taylor Drive project that will follow. As a result, the busy western gateway to Sheboygan’s near south side will close between South 17th and 24th Streets beginning on Monday, June 12th.
Jackson PD with large turtle rescue | By Jackson PD
June 7, 2023 – Jackson, WI – Jackson Police Sgt. Brinks stopped a slow moving traveler Tuesday evening and asked it to pick up the pace. The traveler got quite mouthy and snapped. Sgt. Brinks ended up giving the traveler a ride to the creek it was walking...
Road construction on Rusco Drive – Main Street to River Road begins June 19, 2023
West Bend, WI – Rusco Drive on the south side of West Bend, Wi will be closed for road reconstruction between Main Street and River Road beginning Monday, June 19, 2023, until late July 2023. Progress of construction is weather dependent and will determine the exact timing of the...
Town of Belgium Crash Injures Four, Two Seriously
Four persons needed hospitalization following a crash in the Town of Belgium on Saturday morning. The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office says they got the call at 7:37 a.m., reporting a collision on Ozaukee County Highway “D” east of Kay-K Road about three miles west of the Village.
Chime in with your rainfall totals across Washington County, WI
June 6, 2023 – Washington Co., WI – Farm fields across Washington County, Wi drank in the rains this morning as showers and a few thunderstorms passed through West Bend, Kewaskum, and the Slinger area. Washington County Insider on YouTube. The forecast today calls for partly sunny skies,...
Jobs, jobs, jobs at Pharmacal in Jackson, WI, full time openings, 1st and 2nd shifts
Village of Jackson, WI – Pharmacal in the Village of Jackson, WI, has numerous job positions now available; full-time openings, 1st and 2nd shifts. SHIFT: 1st 5:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (typically, although often flexes on both start and end times) SUMMARY: Working under the direction of the...
Flag Day to salute women in the military
Program, parade, Family Day set for June 11 is all part of National Flag Day Foundation’s mission to foster patriotism in birthplace of national observance. The Waubeka Flag Day parade and celebration is set for Sunday, June 11 — the fourth year of festivities without the well-known patriot and local reviver of Flag Day, John “Jack” Janik.
Spring art tour to be held on June 9, 10
The Plymouth Arts Center’s ninth annual Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour will be held Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Participating in the free tour will be Old Town Hall...
The Top 14 Things Happening Around Sheboygan This Weekend
The Weekend Whassup for Friday, 6/9/2023! The Point keeps you connected to the top 14 things happening around Sheboygan! Shout out to the other radio station that uses this word for word for their own benefit. The 110th Annual Beechwood Fireman’s Picnic is tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday). Live music,...
Community meal to be held on June 10
A community meal will be held at Parkside Community Church in Saukville from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The meal, provided by A Place To Be Spirituality Center in Saukville, includes sloppy joes, pasta salad, fruit and desserts. In-person and to-go meals will be available. The Ozaukee...
Graduation Ink expands with a new building in Kewaskum, plus rental space | By Tammy Heckendorf
Kewaskum, WI – Graduation Ink, a small family-owned business that supplies diplomas to all 50 States as well as international locations, is expanding by putting up a 5,000-square-foot new building in Kewaskum, WI. Using all local vendors, the building located at 109 Hillcrest Road will also offer a 1,000-square-foot...
Raising awareness of elder abuse
Three hundred sixty-two colorful pinwheels — one for each referral for potential elder abuse received by the Ozaukee County Human Services Department last year — were placed in planters along Grand Avenue adjacent to the Ozaukee County Administration Center parking lot in Port Washington last week in preparation for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is June 15. The number of referrals, and pinwheels, decreased slightly in 2022 compared to 2021. Placing the pinwheels in the planter were (from left) Jane Miller, Tiffany Graziano, Lauren Peterson and Katie McCormick. Photo by Sam Arendt.
Fairy Fest draws winged creatures to nature center
Riveredge Nature Center in the Town of Saukville was filled with winged creatures Saturday, but not just the usual birds and insects. Instead, fairies descended on the center for Fairy Fest to celebrate the creatures of mythology and lore as well as the flying beings that inhabit Riveredge. Among those participating in the fun were Ingrid Wolff, Ellie Nelson and Gretchen Wolff (left). Inside the center, Zoey and Ivy Ristau enjoyed a fruity fairy potion. Participants made their own flower crowns, wings and wands, created their own fairy gardens and learned about pollinators like butterflies and dragonflies. Photos by Sam Arendt.
Wisconsin Farmers Need Rain
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) One of Wisconsin's largest industries is facing mounting economic pressure, and it has nothing to do with inflation. According to the Wisconsin Ag Connection, at a farm in Jackson, drought conditions are growing faster than crops. Atop his Ford Orchard tractor, Chris Henke is used to switching gears, but at his family's 40-year-old red raspberry farm in Jackson, drought can sour the mood and business in just a few days.
NBC 26 Weather Forecast 6/6/23 AM
Today: A few stray showers early, then turning more sunny and cooler with highs in the mid 70s and a light northeast breeze at 5-15 mph. Areas south of Green Lake to Fond du Lac counties could see a few pop up storms during the afternoon. Tonight: A few clouds,...
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