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Wacky But True Roof Story

A guy in Germany thought the roof of his house would be a good place to take a nap. About 20 minutes into his snooze he rolled off the roof and landed…on a couch that had been placed on the front lawn for someone who was coming to pick it up. The couch claimer was actually late, which probably saved the roof snoozer’s life.

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Opportunities to Own Homes Next to Road America Are Coming

Plans have been set and construction will soon begin on an innovative housing concept merging automotive enthusiasm and living space. Planned by Jason Miller, Trackside Townhomes is constructing a private, twelve-structure, 24-unit customizable residence community with an emphasis on quality living adjacent to the four-mile track. The development is located in both the towns of Plymouth and Rhine, just east of the storied race course.

Trackside Townhomes is not an entirely new concept, but quite often such developments are located in industrial sites in metro cities such as Minneapolis, Kansas City, Detroit and Chicago. In 2016, racer Bart Wolf launched Motorsports Villas, a 36-unit car condo development in Elkhart Lake, selling all units quickly.

The site was selected due to its location, adjacent to highway 67, just east of Road America, and the nearby access to the many area amenities including the race course, as well as the area’s superior dining and spas—all in one of the top golf destinations in the world, with nearby Whistling Straits, Black Wolf Run, and The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, to name a few.

“I chose the site because it provided the unmatched opportunity to allow residents to hear the roar of both the cars on the track as well as the crowd, at a place with unmatched beauty,” stated developer Jason Miller. “The location also is near Little Elkhart Lake; owners will be a stone’s throw from kayaking, fishing, and overall enjoyment of the beautiful lake.”

Driven by his passion for racing, Miller designed the project for motorsport enthusiasts as well as those seeking to commune with the beautiful nature of western Sheboygan County. Owners have the option of living either full or part time in the Trackside Townhome community. The project is limited to 24 units, and pre-construction pricing is available. More information is available at

Senior lending for the development was provided by Bank First National. Business and financial plan development was facilitated through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay and Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC). “Jason has incredible vision, and certainly chose a site that is perfect for the project, embracing the area’s beauty and proximity to Road America,” stated SCEDC’s Director Dane Checolinski. “This project will also help address the area’s need for housing.”

To build your dream business or development connect with the SCEDC’s entrepreneur support team by contacting Ray York, SCEDC Entrepreneur Specialist at (920) 946-9379.


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SLC names Brandt Danals director of athletics

Brandt Danals.jpgSilver Lake College of the Holy Family has named Brandt Danals director of athletics and head men’s basketball coach.

Danals, a Loudonville, Ohio native, will begin his duties on Monday, July 30.

“We are thrilled to have Brandt lead our growing athletics program and join our College,” said Dr. Robert B. Callahan, president of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family. “Brandt has a clear vision for success for the men’s basketball program, as well as developing our student-athletes for achievement in the classroom, in competition and in their communities.”

Danals has served as assistant coach for men’s basketball and head coach for men’s and women’s tennis teams at Indiana Institute of Technology (commonly known as Indiana Tech) in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the last five seasons.

He has proven success in academics and recruitment, as well as winning records with the Indiana Tech university men’s basketball program qualifying for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) tournament twice in the last five years. Additionally, Danals has served as high school boys’ basketball coach and teacher.

Danals is excited to join the College and develop student-athletes.

“My No. 1 priority is to prepare athletes for life after college,” he said. “I firmly believe that sports can be used as an instrument to develop the skills your players will need when they move on from college into the workforce or wherever they go.”

Danals is confident that the right mix of teamwork, hard work and talent will breed success for the Lakers basketball program.

He plans to hit the ground running by meeting with student-athletes, parents and coaches in the local communities, not just to recruit student-athletes, but also to give back to the community.

“Student-athletes can be powerful role models and mentors for young people in the community,” said Danals when describing how he plans to involve his players in partnering with elementary schools in the area.

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family’s athletics program includes men’s and women’s cross country, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s softball. The College is a member of NAIA and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

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Homeowner Tree Care Accidents

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) conducted an analysis of 62 civilian tree care-related accidents reported by the media from January 2017 to June 2018. TCIA is a trade association that promotes professional tree care and discourages homeowners from taking unnecessary risks caring for their trees themselves.

While these numbers are not representative of all – or even most – tree care accidents involving non-professionals, they provide insight into the types of hazards homeowners are likely to encounter while attempting tree work.

The findings were grim: Forty-one of the accidents (66 percent) were fatal.

“Homeowners may not realize how dangerous tree work can be, and how much they’re risking by taking the ‘do-it-yourself’ approach,” says Peter Gerstenberger, senior advisor for safety, standards and compliance for TCIA. “Lack of training, equipment or situational awareness undoubtedly contributed to these incidents, which could have been avoided by hiring a professional tree care company.”

The median age of the victim was 43, and the oldest victim was 85. The youngest reported victim was a 2-year-old toddler who was 50 feet away when the tree his father was cutting fell the wrong way, tragically, striking and killing the child. Four of the 41 victims, including the 2-year-old, were uninvolved bystanders.

Most homeowners were struck by a tree while attempting to fell it, or were hit by limbs, wires or chain saws. Others fell or were electrocuted. Chart A provides more details on the accidents.

In two-thirds of all cases where it could be determined, the victims undertook hazardous tree work with nobody to spot them, nobody to assist them and nobody to advise them when it might have been prudent to stop and seek out an expert.
Find a professional.

A professional arborist can assess your landscape and work with you to determine the best course of action to care for and maintain the trees and shrubs in your landscape. Contact the Tree Care Industry Association, a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture since 1938. TCIA has more than 2,400 member tree care firms and affiliated companies. All member tree care companies recognize stringent safety and performance standards and are required to carry liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance, where applicable.

TCIA has the nation’s only Accreditation program that helps consumers find tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited based on: adherence to industry standards for quality and safety; maintenance of trained, professional staff; and dedication to ethics and quality in business practices. An easy way to find a tree care service provider in your area is to use the “Find A Tree Care Company” program. You can use this service by calling 1-800-733-2622 or by doing a ZIP Code search on

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UnitedOne adds Greenwood as Member Contact Center Manager

Jeanette Greenwood joins UnitedOne Credit Union as its new Member Contact Center Manager in Manitowoc.

Greenwood leads a service and sales team while overseeing the daily operations at UnitedOne’s Contact Center, which handles member service and interactions through calls, emails and Personal Teller Machine operations.

The Two Rivers native has previously worked in multiple positions with financial institutions, most recently as a vice president for a national institution. Her various roles led her to specific training to provide financial literacy for the communities she served.

Greenwood is currently finishing her doctorate degree in organizational leadership and behaviors, looking specifically at minority banking trends. She received her undergraduate degrees in political science and pre-law from Alverno College before obtaining her MBA from the University of Phoenix in Milwaukee.

Greenwood’s volunteer efforts in Manitowoc County have seen her help nonprofit organizations with grant proposals and writing in addition to serving on the board of directors for a local children’s theater. She is currently serving on the board of directors for The Haven.

UnitedOne Credit Union has branches in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and is open to everyone living or working in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kewaunee and Door counties. The credit union serves consumers and small to mid-sized businesses. For more information, visit

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Stop Talking About How Fat You Are

Ladies, if you wonder why all the women at work hate you, it’s because you constantly talk about how ‘fat’ you are. Notre Dame researchers found that women who constantly criticize themselves about their eating or exercise habits are less liked than overweight women that are comfortable with their bodies. Many women think ‘fat talk’ is a way to relate to other women, but it turns out to be a big turn-off.

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Packers Experience Still Seeking Volunteers

Opportunities are still available for Packers fans and community members to be a part of the four-day Packers Experience as event staff from July 26 to July 29 at Lambeau Field. Staff members may work the days and shifts that suit their schedules. 

Teammates will be assigned to a variety of hospitality and fan-interactive roles including game attendants, greeters, line managers, guest services team members and more. Staff members may also assist event attendees with technology use and wayfinding. 

Applicants should be committed, personable, articulate and proactive individuals who are comfortable being on their feet and outdoors for the majority of shifts.

 Event staff will be paid $10 per hour, plus overtime pay. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Additionally, each staff member will receive a free tshirt, hat and logoed bag. 

Those interested can apply online at 

The Packers Experience, presented by American Family Insurance, Bellin Health, Fleet Farm and Old El Paso begins in conjunction with Packers Training Camp’s first practice on July 26.

The four-day event will feature four different areas outside of Lambeau Field full of fan activities including live music, a replica team locker room, USA Football kids’ clinics, Packers alumni question-and-answer sessions, photo stations and prizes through Packers Pass. For more information, please visit