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Watch the latest edition of Paws form the Sheboygan County Humane Society.
We’re thrilled to announce that—due to a robust applicant pool and demonstrated need—we’re increasing the number of Levitt AMP finalists to the Top 25, and the number of grant winners to 15!
The time has come to rally your community to get as many online votes in support of your Levitt AMP [Your City] proposal as possible. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors when Levitt Pavilions reviews the Top 25 finalists and selects the 15 winners. For example, last year, seven of the 10 Levitt AMP winners were ranked in the ten highest slots as determined by online public voting.
A special “Quality of Life” show was produced to showcase the 125th Anniversary of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. Guests included are HSHS President/CEO Andy Bagnall, Sister Annice McClure, Mary Schueller RN, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and Tom Bahr RN HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. The 125th Anniversary celebration will be take place at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital on August 4 from 4-7 p.m.
Mass with the Archbishop at 5:00 p.m.
- Community Picnic and Health Fair 4 – 7 p.m.
- Franciscan Symbols Tour
- Special Health, Healing Hope Exhibition
- Student Art Exhibition by Students Displays
- Visits with the Hospital Sisters
On the recent Third Saturday event held at the Sheboygan County Historical Museum the topic was, Hmong Heritage in Sheboygan County. Featured were performances by traditional Dance and Qeej players, Needle point farming tools and local Hmong history. This program can now be seen on WSCS regular scheduled time and on Video on Demand.
On this month’s First Friday Forum presented by the Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce featured the topic of a National Marine Sanctuary designation for the Sheboygan Lake Michigan area. Guest speaker, Ellen Brody, Regional Coordinator Great Lakes and Northern Region , National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA). Brody talked about shipwrecks located in Lake Michigan and the Alpena National Marine Sanctuary in Thunder Bay. Sheboygan is currently in the designation process of being listed as a Wisconsin National Marine Sanctuary.
WSCS Receives Midwest Awards
WSCS, the City of Sheboygan Community channel is the proud recipient of four Best In the Midwest Video Fest Merit Awards, to be presented at the Wisconsin Community Media (WCM) Annual Spring Conference in Milwaukee on April 30, 2015.
Quality of Life, produced by Dave Augustin, featured guests Dr. Mark Bettag and cancer survivor Tamaney Augustin talking about oncology.
Senior Connection, produced by Wendy Schmitz, featured guests Andrea Avery with artists Max Maker and Robert Karimi talking about the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Culinary Art Truck project.
City Desk: Benjamin Moore Project produced/hosted by Mike Vandersteen and Don Hammond, featured Chad Pelishek, City Development Manager, talking about the Main Street Matters project and how Sheboygan was selected as one of twenty communities in the country to receive the downtown makeover.
Healthy Relationships: Military Families, hosted and produced by Deb Wolniak. This program featured Lauren Platfoot of Military Families Connect talking about their services to help military families in need.
Construction continues on the new University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan estimated $1.4 million engineering building on the UW-Sheboygan campus.
The new 7,000+-square-foot building will provide classroom and lab space for students participating in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville onsite collaborative degree program in Engineering, as well as for UW-Sheboygan pre-engineering students.
Local students access live instruction on the UW-Sheboygan campus with UW-Platteville engineering professors. Lab work is currently being completed in a temporary lab on the campus or by commuting to UW-Fox Valley Valley, a nearby UW College campus also participating in this degree partnership. The new building will provide a state-of-the-art lab environment for students studying mechanical and electrical engineering.
In addition to the labs, the new facility will feature several new offices for engineering faculty and program academic advisers and a study area. Labs will offer hands-on learning in mechanical and electrical engineering.
The engineering building is a reality due to the generosity of the Sheboygan County Board of Supervisors and donors Plastics Engineering Company (PLENCO), the Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation and Curt G. Joa, Inc. The UW-Sheboygan Foundation spearheaded a major fundraising campaign to secure the private donations needed to help construct the building.
The new building is expected to open to students in fall 2015.
In January 2014, the City of Sheboygan released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for parties interested in the adaptive re-use of the former Armory with a submission deadline of October 31, 2014. The RFP was mailed to 54 potential developers, agencies, and nonprofits. In addition, the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation completed a media blast to over 1,200 developers across the county. Six monthly open houses were held with each date being published in the Sheboygan Press. Twelve people attended these open houses. City staff met on site with representatives from the Wisconsin Historical Society during the process to determine if the property was eligible for Historic Preservation Tax Credits. It was determined that the building would not qualify for this funding. In July, 2014, the City and its partners hosted a Developer
Acuity Insurance Company’s Headquarters, located at 2800 S. Taylor Drive, has begun construction of a three-level, 641-stall parking structure on the southeast corner of their building adjacent to Taylor Drive. Mortenson Construction is the construction manager /general contractor for the project. Construction of this facility will require two SK415 tower cranes to be erected to build the structure. One crane will be 98 feet tall and the other will be 138 feet tall. The 98-foot tower crane will be located between the proposed structure and Taylor Drive. This crane will require the counter weight mechanism to swing over Taylor Drive when in operation. Also when the cranes are not in operation, the top portion will swing similar to a weather vane with the wind. This is normal for this type of equipment. Please note that at no time will any loads be swung directly over Taylor Drive. All construction activities with these cranes will remain inside the perimeter of the construction fence.
Motorists along Taylor Drive should be aware of these construction activities and not be alarmed. City of Sheboygan staff is working closely with Acuity and Mortenson on this project and are in agreement with these activities. The crane will be operational for at least the next six months.