Lakeshore News

Road Closure

Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, located at 2300 Western Avenue, Manitowoc, will be replacing its malfunctioning skywalk signs with new digital signs. Installation will occur on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 beginning at 7:30am and ending at approximately 5:30pm. During this time period, 21st Street will be closed from the intersection of 21st Street and Western Avenue to the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 18th Street.


Holy Family Memorial appreciates motorists’ cooperation and patience and asks motorists to seek alternate routes during this time period.



Country News

Miranda Dating Again?

Nothing has been officially confirmed by Lambert or her team, but Us Weekly and People are reporting that the 32 year-old star has been dating Americana/R&B singer Anderson East, 27, for about a month.

East is a native of Alabama and is a former session musician and engineer…and also loves to hunt. His major label debut album, Delilah, was released in July 2015.


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Manitowoc Drug Arrest

On Monday afternoon, investigators from the Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit conducted a search warrant in the 1300 block of S. 18th Street in Manitowoc. One (1) male subject was taken into custody for drug-related charges. The subject was transported to the Manitowoc County Jail.

Metro Drug Unit investigators had identified an 18 year old male subject that was residing in the 1300 block of & 18th Street in Manitowoc involved in large quantity marijuana distribution.

Investigators were able to arrange for a controlled purchase of marijuana from the subject which occurred at the S. 18th residence. Investigators were able to obtain approximately one (1) pound of high-grade marijuana during the controlled purchase. Investigators also observed and detained an 18 year old male subject that arrived and purchased marijuana from the S. 18th subject just prior to investigators conducting the search warrant.

During the search warrant, investigators located numerous items indicative of drug sales. Investigators located a large amount of cash and drug paraphernalia. Investigators also located individually packaged bags of marijuana in the 18 year old’s mother’s bedroom along with packaging material. Investigators have developed information that the subject distributes marijuana to multiple sources, including numerous high-school aged individuals.

Additional charges are pending and the subject will be making a Tuesday afternoon court appearance. Investigators were assisted by the Manitowoc Police Department.


Lakeshore News

Weather Cancellations

Updated 12/29/15 at 3:50 pm:

The J.E. Hamilton Community House will be closing at 7 PM tonight. All evening classes have been cancelled.

Social Security office closed today.

Better Beginnings Day Service closed.

Holiday House closed.

Manitowoc Public Library will be closed all day today.

Vacuum & Sewing Center will open at noon today (all sewing lessons should call to reschedule).

Terry’s Whitelaw Auto will be closed until noon today.

Manitowoc County Dining Site & Meals on Wheels are cancelled today.

Golden K Kiwanis is cancelled for today.

Abundant Life Hearing Health is clsoed.

St Francis Parish office is closed.

Two Rivers Senior Center is closed.

All branches of Shoreline Credit Union will be closed until 10:30 am.

Repeat Performance is closed today.

New 2 U is closed today.

Country News

Kacey Musgraves Shares a Holiday Tradition

“My grandpa had a scavenger hunt puzzle that he does every year,” she says. “Even though I’m like too old for the puzzle, he’s like, ‘You’re still gonna do it.’ So every year, we do that, and it’s funny ‘cause sometimes you’ll find your present in the bathroom or in a tree or out behind the shed. He does a little trail of like either corn or a string to it. It’s very imaginative, and it’s something I look forward to every year. It’s a little tradition.”


Lakeshore News

Power Outage & Cold Weather Safety Tips

1. Insulate pipes exposed to the elements or cold drafts with insulating foam. For as little as $1 per 6’ of insulation, you can stop pipes from freezing and save energy.

2. Place an insulating dome or other covering on outdoor faucets and spigots to reduce the likelihood of the water in your pipes freezing, expanding and causing a costly leak.

3. Drip faucets to reduce the build-up of pressure in the pipes. Even if the pipes freeze, you have released the pressure from the water system reducing the likelihood of a rupture. If you are going out of town, and suspect that temperatures will drop or a power outage will occur, turn off the water to your home and open all of the taps to drain the water system. This way you won’t return to a frozen, soggy mess.

4. Check for air leaks around windows and doors using a lit incense stick. If the smoke is sucked out of an opening, seal the leak with caulk, spray foam or weather stripping.
Keep Your Family Safe & Warm

5. Keep a supply of flashlights, batteries and a battery-powered radio on hand. Do not use candles as they pose a fire hazard.

6. After the power goes out, make sure to turn off all lights but one, to alert you when power resumes.

7. Resist the temptation to call 911 for information during power outages. Instead use your battery-powered radio for information.

8. Keep your car fuel tank at least half full as gas stations rely on electricity to operate their pumps and may not have back-up power.

9. Keep extra cash on hand since an extended power outage may prevent you from withdrawing money from ATMs or banks.

10. Be a volunteer snow angel. Volunteer to check on elderly neighbors, friends, or relatives who may need assistance during the outage.

11. Wear layers of loose fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Never burn charcoal for heating or cooking indoors.

12. If you are using a gas heater or fireplace to stay warm, be sure the area is properly ventilated.

13. Arrange ahead of time with family, friends, or neighbors for a place to go if you have an extended outage. If you have nowhere to go, head to a designated public shelter. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345)

14. Keep a supply of non-perishable foods, medicine, baby supplies, and pet food on hand, and have at least one gallon of water per person per day on hand.

15. Avoid opening the fridge or freezer. Food should be safe as long as the outage lasts no more than four hours.

16. Do not run a generator inside a home or garage. Use gas-powered generators only in well-ventilated areas.

17. Follow manufacturer’s instructions such as only connect individual appliances to portable generators.

18. Don’t plug emergency generators into electric outlets or hook them directly to your home’s electrical system as they can feed electricity back into the power lines, putting you and line workers in danger.

19. Consider purchasing and installing a permanent home generator with an automatic on switch.
When Power Returns

20. When power comes back on, it may come back with momentary “surges” or “spikes” that can damage equipment such as computers and motors in appliances like the air conditioner, refrigerator, washer or furnace. Be sure to install a system of surge protection that consists of point-of-use devices and whole house surge protection.

21. When power is restored, wait a few minutes before turning on major appliances to help eliminate potential problems caused from sharp increases in demand.


Lakeshore News

Holiday Tree Drop Off’s

Manitowoc County residents and businesses may drop off their natural holiday trees at the Basswood Compost Site from 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 8am – noon. Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, stands and storage bags from trees before dropping off. If your tree is more than 6 feet long, please cut it in half.

The Basswood compost site is located at 3000 Basswood Rd., near the intersection of CTY P and R. Please call 683-4333 or visit for additional information.

According to the National Christmas Tree Association around 29 million natural trees are sold over the holidays. Many of these trees are recycled once their holiday usefulness is over.

Used natural trees can be chipped and turned into wood mulch. Mulch is used for groundcover and erosion control in landscaping projects and trails.  Another popular use is for constructing wildlife habitat. If properly placed in a backyard these holiday conifers provide shelter and protection for songbirds during the winter. Placed in loose piles at the edge of
a woodland these trees help many wildlife including birds, small mammals and even the animals that depend on them for food. Many sportsmen will construct these brush piles to attract small game such as rabbits or to create hunting blinds.

Carefully placed piles on the ice in lakes can be used to create fish habitat once the ice melts and the trees sink to the
bottom. Be sure to check for restrictions before building fish or wildlife structures.

Holiday trees that have not been mulched may be taken for free from the Manitowoc County Basswood Compost Site during normal business hours.


Country News

Peek Into Alan Jackson’s Christmas Tradition

“We don’t let anybody open any presents until Christmas morning, after Santa Claus comes,” Jackson admits. “We don’t let them get up on their own and take off, you know. Everybody has to wait and kind of get situated and maybe have a cup of coffee, and then we start all of the regular Christmas morning activities, opening presents, taking pictures and video.” And of course, the Christmas music is going strong in the background.


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Great Holiday Recipes

Doing some holiday entertaining this Christmas & New Year’s?  We’ve got you covered with these three recipes:


choirzoChorizo Topped Mexican Pizzas


8 ounces chorizo sausage
1 cup deli-fresh chunky salsa with corn and beans
Nonstick cooking spray
4 7 inches flour tortillas
1 cup shredded Mexican-style four-cheese blend (4 ounces)
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and sliced
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges
Preheat broiler. In a large skillet crumble and cook chorizo over medium heat until no pink remains. Drain in a colander. In a small saucepan heat salsa over medium heat until heated through.

Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange tortillas, two at time, on baking sheet; top each with one-fourth of the cheese. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes until cheese is melted. Top each pizza with one-fourth of the warm salsa, cooked chorizo, avocado, green onions, and cilantro. Pass lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (Chorizo-Topped Mexican Pizzas)
Per serving: 588 kcal cal., 41 g fat (15 g sat. fat, 4 g polyunsaturated fat, 16 g monounsatured fat), 75 mg chol., 1242 mg sodium, 31 g carb., 6 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 24 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

blackforestBlack Forest Cherry Cake Roll



1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 cup frozen, pitted tart red cherries
1 1/2 teaspoons cherry liqueur or brandy


1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup granulated sugar
4 egg whites
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Sifted powdered sugar


1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 slightly beaten egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons cherry liqueur or cherry brandy (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces, melted and cooled
Chocolate curls (optional)

For cherry filling, stir together the 1/4 cup sugar and the cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in the 2 tablespoons water. Add cherries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons cherry liqueur or brandy. Cover surface with plastic wrap; cool.

For cake, grease and lightly flour a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. Combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a small mixing bowl; set aside. Beat egg yolks and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add the 1/3 cup granulated sugar, beating on high speed until sugar is almost dissolved.

Wash beaters thoroughly. Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold egg yolk mixture into egg white mixture. Sprinkle flour mixture over egg mixture; fold in gently just until combined. Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan.

Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately loosen edges of cake from pan; turn cake out onto a towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Roll towel and cake into a spiral, starting from a long edge. Cool on a wire rack.

Stir together 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a heavy small saucepan. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Gradually stir about half of the sugar mixture into 2 slightly beaten egg yolks. Return all of the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat (mixture may look curdled but will become smooth). Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add 1-1/2 teaspoons cherry liqueur or cherry brandy, if desired. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Beat unsalted butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy. Add cooled egg yolk mixture and melted chocolate, beating until combined. If necessary, chill until mixture is of spreading consistency.

To assemble, unroll cake. Spread cake with chocolate buttercream to within 1/2 inch of edges. Spread cherry filling lengthwise over butttercream layer in a 1-1/2-inch-wide band, starting 1/2 inch from a long edge. Roll up cake without the towel, starting with long edge closest to filling. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours.

To serve, cut cake roll into 1-inch-thick slices. Garnish slices with chocolate curls, if desired. Makes 15 servings.
From the Test Kitchen

Bake, roll, and cool cake as directed. Place cake, with towel, in large airtight container or wrap well with foil. Chill up to 24 hours. Let stand about 30 minutes at room temperature before unrolling and filling.

Nutrition Facts (Black Forest Cherry Cake Roll)
Per serving: 195 kcal cal., 10 g fat (5 g sat. fat, 103 mg chol., 40 mg sodium, 24 g carb., 1 g fiber, 3 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

roastedEasy Roasted Potatoes


3 medium round red or white potatoes (1 pound), cut into eighths, or 10 to 12 tiny new potatoes (1 pound), halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1 clove garlic, minced

Place potatoes in a greased 9x9x2-inch baking pan. In a small bowl combine oil, onion powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic. Drizzle oil mixture drizzle over potatoes, tossing to coat. Roast, uncovered, in a 325 degrees F oven for 45 minutes. Stir potatoes; bake for 10 to 20 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and brown on the edges.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Easy Roasted Potatoes)
Per serving: 146 kcal cal., 7 g fat (1 g sat. fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 5 g monounsatured fat), 154 mg sodium, 19 g carb., 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 3 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Faith Gets a New Honor

On Sunday (Dec. 20), Faith Hill‘s father and brother went out to the corner of Main and Mangum streets in Star, Mississippi, to represent the family when her marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail was unveiled.

She was unable to attend, but she but she tweeted a photo right away.

The brand new plaque touches on her lifelong love of music, and then sums up Hill’s career after leaving Star to find fame in Nashville:

“From the time of her childhood here in Star, Faith Hill demonstrated a zest for music and performing that took her to Nashville while still a teenager, and to stardom from the release of her first record in 1993. She became a dominant, glamorous face of country music, a major star in the broader pop music market, with tens of millions in record sales, and multiple awards, and an effective advocate for the culture and people of Mississippi on the national stage.”

The Trail also includes markers for Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, Chris LeDoux, Marty Stuart and many others.

(courtesy of