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Top 5 Things to Do on the Lakeshore This Weekend

“Unique Flying Objects invites you to the Annual Kites over Lake Michigan Festival, this Saturday and Sunday. Neshotah Beach is the coolest place to be on Labor Day Weekend. Saturday, 11 to 4 you’ll see amazing kite flying events and a mass release of Sky Lanterns at dusk followed by Fireworks Show, weather permitting. Sunday, the fun continues with free kids kite making from 9 to 11 and flying events from 11 to 4. Kites are available for sale at the beach. To learn more visit unique flying objects dot com.”

The Sheboygan County Fair in Plymouth runs August 30th through September 3rd.  There will be live music by Cold Sweat & the Brew City Horns, the Big Bass Trio…Copper Box & Saving Savannah will be there on Friday…Saturday features 76 Juliette, the Doo-Woop Daddies Gold & Jerry Schneider…Sunday features Bella Cain and Boogie & the Yo-Yo’s…and Monday, ti’s the Vic Ferrari Band.  There’s also carnival rides, food, beverages, 4-h exhibits, a demo derby, extreme bull riding, IRA Sprint Car Racing and a tractor & truck pull.

The Calumet County Fair in Chilton runs Friday August 31st through Monday, September 3rd.  There’s a family friendly midway with carnival rides, fair food & exhibits, a truck & tractor pull, barrel racing, a horse pull and the Catch a Pig Contest.  There’s also live music by Copper Box, Spitfire Rodeo, Blackhawk on Sunday evening, Johnny Wad, JErry Schneider and Still Cruisin’.

The Music in the Park concert at Harbor Park in Kewaunee will feature Cat 5 on Sunday, September 2nd, featuring four lead vocalists – this group covers it all from 5 to 7:30 pm. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket & beverages and enjoy a few hours of music. Local organizations may be selling food on select dates. The rain location is Lakehaven Hall (a sign will be posted in the gazebo).

Back to School Carnivl for grade school children, Friday, August 31 from 2-3:00pm, Join us for carnival games to earn prize tickets for school supplies! Participants also receive a t-shirt supply bag and healthy snacks. River’s Bend located at 960 S. Rapids Road in Manitowoc. Call 684-1144 for more more information.

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Possibility of Truex Jr Moving to Joe Gibbs Racing

According to SportsBusiness DAILY, Furniture Row Racing’s talks to sell its assets to G-M-S Racing have broken down – creating the possibility that 2017 Monster Energy Series champion Martin Truex Junior may move to Joe Gibbs Racing as the replacement for Daniel Suarez in the team’s Number-19 Toyota.

S-B-D’s reporting would have Suarez moving over to Leavine Family Racing as the replacement for Kasey Kahne, who recently announced that the 2018 season would be his last as a full-time driver.  Last month,

5-hour ENERGY informed Furniture Row Racing and Truex that it would end its sponsorship at the conclusion of the current campaign.  The Michigan-based company has been a NASCAR team sponsor for nearly ten years, the last two of which they’ve been associated with F-R-R … Truex is among forty-one drivers on the preliminary entry list for Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway and one of twelve drivers who have clinched 2018 playoff berths.

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WNA Presents Friends of Nursing Award to Senator Devin LeMahieu (9th)

WNA Friend of Nursing Award Presention - 2018The Wisconsin Nurses Association today presented Senator Devin LeMahieu of the 9th Senate District, Oostburg the 2018 WNA “Friend of Nursing” Award.  LeMahieu was the lead sponsor of this biennium’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Modernization Act Legislation, SB 497. The proposed legislation created licensure for the four categories of advanced practice registered nurses: Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Nurse Practitioners.  He also supported the Nurse Licensure Compact Bill, SB 417 that allows for nurses residing outside the state of Wisconsin to practice in Wisconsin using their RN license from their home state.  This creates increase access to RN care and services for Wisconsin’s patients.

“We are so appreciative of the efforts of Senator LeMahieu in sponsoring our legislation.  Wisconsin is one of the first states to recognize the critical role of APRNs in providing access to timely, quality and safe patient care.  Over the past twenty years Wisconsin has fallen behind other states in further clarifying the responsibility and accountability of the APRN role.  This is why our statutes need to be modernized,” states Linda Gobis, RN, MN, JD, President – Wisconsin Nurses Association.

“As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, I appreciate Senator LeMahieu’s support of our practice, his recognition of our graduate level of nursing education, and his understanding of what we bring to the health care setting and to our patient populations,” states Tina Bettin, RN, DNP, APNP

Advanced Practice Nurses represent 6.4 percent of the 105,000 nurses in Wisconsin.

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New Oreo Cookie Flavors

Oreo cookies are rolling out some hot new flavors. Instead of the traditional white creme filling the hot wing features the bright orange shade of buffalo sauce.  The wasabi boasts a light green filling.  Online reaction to the bold new flavors ranged from “sounds interesting” to “absolutely disgusting.” The iconic American brand says hot chicken wing and wasabi flavored Oreos will hit store shelves soon in Asian markets such as China, these new flavors are not available in America.


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Beauty Test Dummy Is a Real Full-Time Job

Do you want to get paid to let someone put makeup on you every day? The folks at UK-based cosmetics company Procoal are looking for exactly that — a beauty test dummy. The job is pretty simple and pays $27,000 a year. You have to sit still for extended periods of time and have to be comfortable in front of a camera as different in-house makeup artists apply a bunch of items to your face. Product tests, reviews, social and experimental marketing campaigns are also part of the gig — and you get to keep the stuff.

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Wisconsin Safety Council: How to Stay Safe During a Flood

As numerous parts of Wisconsin have been hit recently by historic rainfall, the Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) is reminding residents to be prepared and to stay safe.

Flash floods can occur very quickly and cause large amounts of damage. This can include moving vehicles, uprooting trees and destroying roadways. WSC reminds everyone to be conscious of your surroundings when flooding is occurring and to avoid areas that are submersed in water.

With additional rain expected, here are tips to stay safe during a flood:

  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters
    • You can be swept off your feet in as little as six inches of water
    • Just six inches of water can stall your vehicle, and just one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away
    • Even trucks and SUVs can stall or become trapped in flooded areas
    • If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, then stay inside; if water is rising inside the vehicle, then seek refuge on the roof
    • Never drive around barricades; if a road is closed find a different route
  • Avoid underpasses, underground parking and basements
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately

More safety tips are available from the National Safety Council and

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Brown County Puts Greens in Food Pantries

Planting for a Purpose Presser 8-28-18 (1).jpgHarvest season is underway, and Brown County’s UW-Extension and the Green Bay Packers are encouraging gardeners to donate a portion of their homegrown fresh produce to local food pantries through the Planting for a Purpose Program.

Planting for a Purpose began in 2017 in response to reports from local pantries that there is a great and unmet need for fresh produce donations for clients. That year, pantries reported 13,814 pounds of donated produce. As of the beginning of August 2018, pantries and donors had reported over 4,500 pounds of donated produce since April, which is nearly double the amount donated at this point last year.

All local gardeners are encouraged to sign up for the program and pledge to donate a portion of their harvest to a local food pantry. A list of pantries and their preferred donation dates and times is listed at: . Anyone interested in participating can sign up at: .

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Plymouth Woman Wins in Lottery

Diane Murray of Plymouth is one of two lucky players who split the $114,000 jackpot from the Tuesday, August21 Badger 5 drawing.  Both winners matched the winning numbers of 2, 13, 26, 30 and 31. The second winner has not yet come forward.
The lucky winners purchased their tickets from:
*Murray purchased her ticket from Kwik Trip at 1140 Highway 67 in Kiel (Manitowoc County)
*Piggly Wiggly at 131 University Drive in Fond du Lac (Fond du Lac County)
Winners at all prize levels have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.
Badger 5 is a daily lotto game available only in Wisconsin. The Badger 5 jackpot is estimated at $10,000 for tonight’s drawing.

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Dine 4 K-9

The Manitowoc Police Department’s largest K9 fundraiser is fast approaching.  September is National Service Dog Month and the K9 Unit of the Manitowoc Police Department has created a spectacular month-long fundraising event to coincide with it. Throughout this National Service Dog Month Campaign it is a time to set aside to reflect upon the role that service dogs play in our lives and the extraordinary work that they perform each and every day to assist the citizens of our communities.  Our K9’s most definitely deserve this recognition of their service!  We currently have two K9’s in service, K9 Major partnered with Officer Nick Place and K9 Neko partnered with Officer Jason Koenig, along with two retired K9’s, K9 Aik and K9 Ully, who each live respectfully with their former K9 handlers.

In 2018 we are continuing that format and hope to have another successful year and we are lucky to have a Pre-DINE 4 The K9 Kick-Off Event being sponsored by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, 4550 Calumet Ave.,( Manitowoc location) on Friday, August 31st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  They will be donating 20% of their daily sales back to the MTPD K9 Unit.  It’s time to indulge in your favorite frozen treat without feeling a single lick of guilt because this time you’ll be spoiling yourself for a good cause!

We are in our 3rd year for the “DINE 4 The K9!” and it’s a simply delicious event. No coupons or voucher needed.  We just need you to participate.  It couldn’t be more straightforward. By satisfying your craving for some of the area’s finest food, you’ll be helping to support the K9 program.  The following restaurants are participating:

Sept. 4th – Cool City Bar & Restaurant, 1509 Washington St., Two Rivers – Hours 11 a.m. -10 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 5th – Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, 6124 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 6th – Rupp’s on Washington – 1102 W. Washington Ave., Cleveland – Hours 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 7th – The Dugout Bar & Grill, 4117 Broadway St., Manitowoc – Hours 10 a.m. to Midnight – donating 10%

**Sept. 8th – Tower Tavern, 602 N. Water St., Manitowoc – Hours 6 a.m. to Midnight – donating 50%

Sept. 9th – Tokyo Sushi & Steak House, 908 Washington St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – donating 20%

Sept. 10th – Revolutions Bar & Grill, 902 York St., Manitowoc – Hours 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. – donating 20%

Sept. 11th – El Tequila Restaurant, 4411 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc – Hours 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 12th – Green Street Food & Spirits, 1801 S. 10th St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 13th – The Galley Restaurant, 1550 Johnston Dr., Manitowoc – Hours 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 14th – Courthouse Pub, 1001 S. 8th St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 15th – Harborside Restaurant, 701 York St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – donating 15%

Sept. 16th – The Smiling Moose, 10731 State Road 42, Newton – Hours 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. – donating 15%

Sept. 17th – Timeout Sports Bar & Grill, 1027 N. Rapids Rd., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – donating 10%

**Sept. 18th – The Fat Seagull, 807 Quay St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 19th – Wrap It Up, 830 S. 8th St., Manitowoc – Hours 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 20th – Four Seasons Restaurant, 3950 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc – Hours 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. – donating 20%

Sept. 21st – Fork & Knife, 2209 S. 44th St., Manitowoc – Hours 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. – donating 15%

**Sept. 22nd – Ryan’s on York, 712 York St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to Midnight – 15%

Sept. 23rd – Knox’s Silver Valley, 1222 S. Alverno Rd., Manitowoc – Hours 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 24th – A&W Restaurant, 4141 Harbor Town Ln, Manitowoc – Hours 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. – donating 10%

**Sept. 25th – First Class Café, 2525 Menasha Ave., Manitowoc – Hours 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 26th – Machut’s Supper Club, 2911 Lincoln Ave., Two Rivers – Hours 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 27th – Legend Larry’s, 921 S. 10th St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. – Midnight – donating 10&/Matching first $250

Sept. 28th – Brian’s Smokehouse BBQ, 1424 Washington St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – donating 10%

Sept. 29th – Waverly Inn Pub & Pizzeria, 1402 16th St., Two Rivers – Hours 11 a.m. – Midnight – donating 50%

Sept. 30th – Shooter Malone’s, 901 Buffalo St., Manitowoc – Hours 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. – donating 50%

**Restaurants that are marked with this symbol (**) are having a K9 and Handler meet and greet session on that particular day.  A K9 and their handler will appear at the following restaurants – so stop in during the following times to see them:

Tower Tavern – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The Fat Seagull – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Ryan’s on York –  Noon and 1 p.m.

First Class Café – Noon and 1 p.m.

In order to take the DINE 4 The K9 to the next level and help fill up Labor Day weekend — the Manitowoc Police Department introduced DINE FORE The K9 and has partnered once again with Autumn Ridge Golf Course, CNC Links and Seven Lakes Golf Course for the 2nd Annual DINE FORE The K9 for Labor Day Golf Weekend!  If the restaurants are not your cup of tea as you might be on a “diet”—we have the perfect thing for you as we know “A golfer’s diet consists of lots of greens.”  We are here to provide your daily dose of “iron.”  So let’s swing into action on one, two or all three golf courses over the weekend and let you pick your tee time!  Remember what happens on the golf course, stays on the golf course!  The following golf courses are participating:

Sept. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd – Autumn Ridge Golf Course, 1 Straight Dr., Valders – Hours 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Call 920-758-3333 to schedule your tee time throughout the weekend.

Autumn Ridge Golf Course is offering a “Service Dog Special” – 18 holes of golf, with a cart, a sandwich and drink for $49 – which they are donating $5 towards the MTPD K9 Unit for every Service Dog Special sold.

**Sept. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd – CNC Links Golf Course, 4935 County Rd C, Manitowoc – Hours 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Call 920-726-1800 to schedule your tee time throughout the weekend.

CNC Links Golf Course is donating 15% of golf sales back to the MTPD K9 Unit.  CNC Links Golf Course is Manitowoc’s best kept 9 hole executive golf course and driving range.  Spend a great day on the golf course designed and built around a beautiful 3-acre lake.  Walk or rent a golf cart or spend some time on the driving range.

**Golf Course that is marked with this symbol (**)  is having a K9 and Handler meet and greet session on that particular day.  A K9 and their handler will appear at CNC Links on Saturday, September 1st from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  They may be tooling around the golf course to meet and greet the golfers – so watch out for them!

Sept. 1st, 2nd or 3rd – Seven Lakes Golf and Dining, 1420 N. County Rd S, Cato – Hours 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Call 920-775-4000 to schedule your tee time throughout the weekend.

Seven Lakes Golf Course is donating 10% of their daily sales back to the MTPD K9 Unit.  Located just 10 minutes from Manitowoc, Seven Lakes Golf Course proudly you with the ultimate golfing experience at half the price and time of other courses in the area.  There is no better way to try out your short game than on their challenging course.  These well-manicured holes range from 80 to 262 yards and are sure to improve your skills with an iron.

A complete description for each golf course and restaurant can be found on the following sites if you wish to gain more knowledge of our K9 Unit or our participating organizations and what they have to offer:



As you may already know that most police department K9 Units are largely funded in large part with grants and private donations and that is why this fundraiser is so important to us.  Our fundraising allows us to maintain a multi-unit K9 team and to cover daily/operating costs of the program.  These funds cover specialized veterinary care for the K9’s, police vehicles, necessary equipment for the K9 Units, training and certifications that are necessary to maintain the effectiveness of the teams and other miscellaneous expenses to support the program.

If I can answer any further questions for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thanks for taking the time to learn about our fundraiser and our K9 Unit!  Hope to see you out there in September FORE a good time and Bon Appetit!