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Cyber Security

Posted on: September 21st, 2016 by Robert Ingraham

First Friday Forum

Cyber Security Experts –

Fraud Stories &

How to Protect Yourself

It’s an attack you won’t see coming…

From cyber theft to hacking to ransomware, cyber criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated in their means to gain your personal information.  If you’ve ever had a credit card get stolen, had your tax return rejected, or use your phone app to access bank accounts or trade stocks, you’re at risk.  Our panel of experts will explain your risks and what you can do personally and professionally to secure your information.

Our panel includes:

Dave Augustin, Director IT/WSCS, City of Sheboygan

  • Byron Franz, Special Agent, FBI
  • Matt Gilmore, CSP CFPS ARM, Senior VP and Central Region Leader, Risk Services Division HUB International
  • Emily Selck, Cyber Liability Practice Leader, HUB International

This program is now airing on WSCS and Video on Demand.


Senior Connections

Posted on: September 6th, 2016 by Robert Ingraham

Latest edition with guests Ann Salzmann and Christine Freund talk about palliative care and the movie ” Being Mortal”. This program and many more interesting shows can be found on WSCS and Video on Demand.

Third Saturday Sheboygan’s Historic

Posted on: September 2nd, 2016 by Robert Ingraham

Downtown was the featured topic presented by the Sheboygan County Historical Society on August 20, 2016. The presenters Henry Jung, Bernie Markevitch and local historian Steve Gallimore. Remembering North 8th Street. Listen to the stories and memories from the guest presenters. This presentation was recorded and is now airing on WSCS and Video On Demand.

Dementia-Friendly Sheboygan County

Posted on: September 1st, 2016 by Robert Ingraham

Community Task Force presented information to organizations regarding environment changes.  A dementia-friendly organization is one whose staff has been trained in how best to serve its customers who have dementia and one that looked at its environment and made the changes needed to help improve the experience for individuals who struggle with memory challenges.  WSCS is now airing the opening comments of this informational meeting. Select Events in the Video On Demand.

Steamroller Woodblock Carving

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by Robert Ingraham

Connecting Communities, Internationally known artists and community members come together to collaborate in the creation of new and exciting works of art.  This program features Joseph Velasquez artist-in-residence at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Velasquez one of the founders of Drive-By-Press lead workshops in July, with demonstrations of print making and steamroller woodblock carving.  Large woodblock prints were made during the weekend of the JMKAC Midsummer Festival of the Arts.  The program “Steamroller Woodblock Carving” can now be seen on WSCS.

WSCS Camera Operator

Posted on: July 21st, 2016 by Robert Ingraham



The City of Sheboygan is accepting applications for a part-time WSCS Camera Operator. The successful candidate must have the ability to work a varied schedule. Under the direction of the WSCS Director assists in video productions both in the studio and on location productions. Studio productions require studio set and microphone setup time. Location productions require setup and break down of video production equipment. The main responsibility is to provide good quality video for the overall production. The days and hours vary each week.

The rate of pay is $10.00/hour, DOQ.


Applications can be downloaded from the City of Sheboygan website


An Equal Opportunity Employer




Levit AMP Concerts

Posted on: May 12th, 2016 by Robert Ingraham


PRESS RELEASE 2016 Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series to move to JMKAC Festival Green



SHEBOYGAN, WI – The 2016 Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series will be held on the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Festival Green, located at the intersection of the Wisconsin Avenue and N. 7th Street. The new location is immediately east of the concert series’ previously announced location (the former Boston Store property).

The change is necessitated by the unforeseen need to remediate the site by removing concrete and other debris that was buried on the site after a fire burned the Prange’s department (prior to the Boston Store) store building in 1970s. Plans are underway to construct a new $10.3M residential housing complex with 8th Street retail as well as permanent green space configured for concerts and performances. This fall, the City plans to construct a creative Arts Green complete with amphitheater style seating, landscaping, and sidewalks to connect the Mead Public Library/8th Street to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

“We have an exciting line-up planned for the free concerts this summer. The change of location is for one year, as the City prepares the original site for an exciting 2017 concert series,” explains Ann Brusky, senior manager of public programming at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

The Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series schedule will not change. Ten concerts will take place from June 16 through August 18 with the anticipated audience for each concert remaining at 1,200 to 1,500 attendees. During the concerts, Wisconsin Avenue from N. 6th Street to N. 7th Street will be closed as well as N. 7th Street from New York Avenue to Wisconsin Avenue.

“Infill redevelopment in a downtown can be a challenging task. Decades ago when older buildings were demolished, concrete and debris was often pushed into the basement and covered over. It is not until soil borings were completed that this material was located, revealing the need for additional work to prepare the site for the new development” stated Chad Pelishek, director of planning and development with the City of Sheboygan.

The Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private family foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform neglected public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at Presenting partners are the City of Sheboygan and Sheboygan Squared. Major support is provided by ACUITY, Travel Wisconsin, The Sheboygan Press, HSA Bank, Lakeland College, The Point (Midwest Communications), and Sheboygan Tourism.



Advertise on WSCS

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by Robert Ingraham

Highlight your organization or business, advertise on WSCS your Community Station.

Post events on the WSCS Community Calendar, sponsor specific programs or sporting events produced by the WSCS staff.

For more information about advertising/underwriting go to  and click on Services or call 920-459-6663.

Emerald Ash Borer

Posted on: April 8th, 2016 by Robert Ingraham

April 6, 2016

Joe Kerlin – Superintendent of Parks & Forestry
Phone:  920-459-3459   Fax: 920-459-3443

Emerald Ash Borer Found in the City of Sheboygan – Public Informational Meeting Scheduled

The City of Sheboygan has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in the city. On March 23rd, DNR officials confirmed that an ash tree, removed by the DPW tree crew in the 2400 block of Ontario Avenue, was infested with the Emerald Ash Borer. This is the first confirmed EAB detection in the city and the farthest north detection in Sheboygan County. Since the first find, crews have also found EAB in two additional areas: Lakeview Park on the far south side of the city, and on the corner of North 17th Street and New Jersey Avenue along the Sheboygan River.

Finding EAB in the city came as no surprise. Sheboygan County has been under an EAB Quarantine since 2008 because of its proximity to Wisconsin’s first EAB find near Newburg. EAB was first detected in Sheboygan County in 2014 in the Village of Random Lake and the Town of Holland. For information about the emerald ash borer quarantine, visit:

In 2015, the city received a $21,900 DNR Urban Forestry grant to prepare an urban forestry management plan with an EAB component, conduct a tree planting site inventory, and purchase tree inventory software. The management plan is near completion, and will soon be presented to the City Council for their review and approval. The plan will determine the next steps the city will take to handle the EAB infestation. Insecticide treatments, tree removals and re-planting with other tree species will be the main part of this plan.

Homeowners in the city and county should consider insecticide treatments for ash trees on their property to prevent the trees from dying from EAB over the next few years. Treatments are usually done between mid-April and mid-May. Trees that are not ash do not need treatment for EAB. Mountain ash is not susceptible to the insect. If a tree will not be treated, removing a live ash tree before it dies is usually cheaper then removal of a dead ash tree.

An EAB public information meeting will be held at the Kiwanis Field House on Wednesday, April 20th, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Bill McNee, DNR Forest Health Specialist in Plymouth, will provide information on EAB, how the pest will affect your ash trees, and the options you have to treat or remove them. 

Click here to view the map of the Ash Trees in the City of Sheboygan.

Information and Resources:

Information can also be found online at the Wisconsin EAB website

First Friday Forum

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016 by Robert Ingraham
Plans & Progress

First Friday Forum Friday, April 1  Could there be life after Plaza 8?  After Prange’s?
Sheboygan is making tremendous strides in creating an appealing and thriving downtown.  With at least two new market rate housing projects announced, what other plans are in store for the city?  Be among the first to know a few that have not been “officially” announced.

Please join us for the April First Friday Forum as Director of Planning & Development Sustainability Coordinator Chad Pelishek and Sheboygan Squared Manager Dave Hoffman update us on the progress and share some plans in the works for the City of Sheboygan and Business Improvement District.

Sheboygan County Chamber 621 S. 8th St. Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081 (920) 457-9491