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The Highwaymen Coming to Capitol Civic Centre

Highwaymen promo photo.jpgThe next offering in the Baileigh Industrial Marquee Season, “The Highwaymen Live,” is a musical tribute to perhaps the greatest country music super-group in history, who traveled the world, performing country music for millions of fans. Don’t miss this special matinee performance stop on The Highwaymen Live tour, Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3:30 p.m., at the Capitol Civic Centre.

Audiences will watch in amazement as each song, one hit after another, is sung just as if they were seeing the original band perform. This 90-minute country music tribute show is full of hits like “Ring of Fire,” “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys,” and “On the Road Again.”

The Highwaymen are:

Michael Moore as Willie Nelson was born and raised in McKinney, Texas. His passion for Willies’s music came at an early age.

Moore shares, “I can remember hearing his music coming out of my grandmother’s old AM radio.” I knew that there was something unique about Willie Nelson. Nelson’s voice and unusual style of phrasing are hard to match.”

Through many years of study and about a million “Whiskey Rivers” later, Moore’s ability to capture the country music legend’s voice and style are considered by many to be the best in the world. Moore is also an accomplished guitar player and performs all of the guitar parts played by Nelson in his shows. Moore has performed his Willie tribute show throughout the USA as a solo artist and also with several top tribute shows including Cavalcade Of Stars, Mirror Image, Memories Theatre, and Superstars Live in Concert, a BC Entertainment, Inc. production.

August Manley as Waylon Jennings is a Tacoma, Washington native. Being raised on country music in the mid-seventies laid the perfect foundation for what would later become the Nation’s premier Waylon Jennings tribute. Since 2005, Manley has been bringing the finest moments of country music back to Waylon’s vast number of fans, as well as providing thousands of newcomers to Waylon’s music, performed live.

Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash has been thrilling audiences for many years with his dynamic stage presence, vocal quality, and impressive vocal range. Bauer started his musical path in Minneapolis, Minn. where he thrilled audiences with his quality performances and competing in and winning many talent contests. In 1985 Bauer won the Minnesota State Fair talent contest, 1st place from a field of over 800 contestants. His performance got attention and landed him his first contract to perform with a 40-piece orchestra every night of the 1986 State Fair. In the 1990s he performed on TNN’s “Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup,” was the opening act for Leann Rimes, and entertained thousands in Branson Mo. His Tribute to Johnny Cash has taken him all across the U.S. Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia. Bauer starred in a segment of AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.”

Catch Moore, Manley, and Bauer as The Highwaymen Live, at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26.


If you go:

The Highwaymen Live!

Saturday, Jan. 26 | 2:30 p.m. doors | 3:30 p.m. show

Capitol Civic Centre, 913 S. 8TH Street, Downtown Manitowoc

Reserved seating: $34 and $38 plus tax and fees

Purchase at, via phone at 920-683-2184, or in person at the box office.


News Around the World

Runaway cow corralled on New Jersey highway

A cow wandering in traffic on Route 80 in New Jersey around 2:45 am Thursday morning was literally running for her life, reports Pix11. The bovine had escaped from a truck that was transporting it to a New Jersey slaughterhouse. The cow jumped from the second level of a truck eight-feet down onto the roadway tying up traffic in the process.

Police called the Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue for assistance wrangling the cow, which weighed more than 1,000 pounds.

Mike Stura, the founder of Skylands, lassoed the cow, who is getting a new lease on life. Skylands posted a video of the capture on their Facebook page.

Instead of becoming ground beef, the lucky cow has been given the name Brianna, and she will live out the rest of her days at the sanctuary in Wantage.

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Florida woman robs mailman with toy gun and flees on tricycle

A woman in Collier County, Florida was arrested on Saturday evening for pointing a plastic gun at people while riding a tricycle, and also for stealing a package from a postal truck, reports WFLA.

Responding deputies pulled their cruiser alongside Leida Crisostomo, who was riding the tricycle and holding a black and silver handgun. They told her to drop the gun, which she did. Then, the woman rolled into the grass and put her hands behind her back, according to deputies.

Once she was handcuffed, Crisostomo told the officers that she was “God” and that voices in her head were telling her to do things.

One victim told deputies that Crisostomo had pointed the fake weapon at a mailman and forced him out of his truck. The postal worker handed her a package, then Crisostomo hopped back on her three-wheeler and rode down the sidewalk.

Police returned the package to the postal worker, and they arrested Crisostomo for armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Take a Bite Out of Hunger Food Drive

The Manitowoc Police Department Support Staff is helping ring in the “New Year” for the needy in our community by continuing to replenish Peter’s Pantry shelves after the holiday season.  Local food pantries have food to give at Christmas time so no one will have to go without a Christmas meal, but what happens after the holidays?

Surplus after the holiday season drops off for our local pantries and we would like to make sure the citizens of Manitowoc have plenty of food to go around during the winter months of the New Year when things are scarce.  Just think about the things your family eats every week as these families are just like yours.

So when you go to the grocery store the next time, please consider picking up ten of our “10 Most Wanted” Items for the month.  The Manitowoc Police Department will be collecting a different theme of food during the months of January, February, March and April.  If we all work together we can “Arrest Hunger” in our community (see attached flyers for details)!

The following locations have food barrels for collection (all 4 months for collection):

Manitowoc Police Department, 910 Jay Street

Lobby Hours – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday)

Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street

General Lobby Hours – 9 AM to 8 PM (Monday – Thursday)

9 AM to 6 PM (Friday)

9 AM to 3 PM (Saturday)

Noon to 4 PM (Sunday)

Manitowoc Senior Center, 3300 Custer St.

General Lobby Hours – 8 AM to 4 PM (Monday – Friday)

Pick ‘N Save – Manitowoc, 3300 Calumet Ave.

Store Hours – 6 AM to 12 AM

Rob’s Family Market, 2330 Menasha Ave.

Store Hours – 6 AM to 8 PM

The following are the monthly themes and food items we are collecting per month:

Monthly Theme and Ideas for “10 Most Wanted” Items

January’s Theme – “SOUPER” Bowl Food Drive – January is National Soup Month

February’s Theme – “CAN”NED MANIA” Food Drive – National Canned Food Month

March’s Theme – “Oodles of Noodles” Food Drive – National Noodle Month

April’s Theme – “BREAKFAST BONANZA” Food Drive

If you can help, please drop food off at one of the above listed locations.

We appreciate your help…know that you are making a difference in a family’s life!

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Annual Mitten Toss

Mitten Toss 2018.jpgThe 10th Annual Green Bay Gamblers/Fox Communities Credit Union Mitten Toss is Thursday, December 27.  Fans are encouraged to bring a pair of mittens and after the first Gamblers goal toss them on the ice.  All mittens collected are donated to children in need in Northeast Wisconsin.  Since its inception in 2009, the Mitten Toss has collected nearly 13,000 pairs of mittens.

Green Bay Preble High School H.O.S.A. students and faculty will be collecting the mittens.

It is also a Festival Foods Family Night; Klement’s jumbo dogs and soda just $2 each. All kids’ tickets $9.00. And the Gamblers welcome Disney Princesses Belle, Cinderella and Tiana.

After the game Sun Drop presents Skate with the Gamblers.  Must have skates to participate and children are encouraged to wear a helmet.  Skate with lasts 45 minutes.

Start time between the Gamblers and Dubuque is 7:05 PM.

For tickets visit or stop by the Resch Center box office.  Box office hours are Monday – Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 and on Saturday game days beginning at 11:00 AM. For group rates or beverage inclusive seating contact Greg at 405-1150 or via email at 

Mitten Toss 2018.jpg

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Montana man says he got shot at after being mistaken for Bigfoot

A man from Helena, Montana tells cops he had a brush with death after he got mistaken for Bigfoot.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office tells ABC affiliate KFBB-TV that a man was taking target practice when someone allegedly fired on him.

The alleged victim reported having to take cover before getting a chance to confront the shooter, who admitted, “I was out hunting Bigfoot.”

Leo Dutton of the sheriff’s office, noted, “It seemed like a non-emotional approach to something that’s extremely serious.”

The alleged victim said he couldn’t remember what the shooter looked like, though he noted he drove a black Ford F-150 — which cops couldn’t locate.

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The best and worst cities for keeping your New Year’s resolutions, ranked

This is the time of year when people really let loose — before their inevitable vow to change their ways in the form of New Year’s resolutions.

For the record, the most common resolutions are getting into shape and losing weight, though others include de-stressing, saving money, and enjoying life to the fullest.

With this in mind, the website WalletHub used 56 key metrics — such as access to gyms, green spaces and fast food eateries — to rank which states were the best, and worst, for keeping you keeping your promises.

And we all need all the help we can get: U.S. News and World Report notes 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.

Here are the Top 10 cities for keeping your New Year’s resolutions, according to WalletHub:

1. San Francisco, CA
2. Scottsdale, AZ
3. San Diego, CA
4. Seattle, WA
5. Irvine, CA
6. San Jose, CA
7. Salt Lake City, UT
8. Austin, TX
9. Portland, OR
10. Orlando, FL

And the worst:

173. Laredo, TX
174. Charleston, WV
175. Augusta, GA
176. Huntington, WV
177. Jackson, MS
178. Detroit, MI
179. Fort Smith, AR
180. Newark, NJ
181. Shreveport, LA
182. Gulfport, MS

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New Pistol Annies Album Released

Country supertrio PISTOL ANNIES released their third album INTERSTATE GOSPEL last month via RCA Records Nashville. Since its first announcement early this fall, the album has garnered continuous critical acclaim and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.

Penned by the Pistol Annies, the 14-track album showcases the group’s stunning harmonies, such as the “classic country tearjerker” (Stereogum) “Masterpiece”; “sly take on gender roles” (Variety) “Sugar Daddy”; “saucy, high-spirited” (Rolling Stone) “Stop Drop and Roll One“; “more irreverent than earnest” (NPR) “Interstate Gospel”; and “confession of dead-end desperation” (New York Times) “Best Years of My Life.” Moving from celebratory anthems, classic country storytelling and vibey swagger, the Grammy-nominated trio are back and sounding Annie-er than ever.

The Pistol Annies’ very first single to go to Country Radio is “Got My Name Changed Back.” Fans should listen for it on their local radio stations. The fun-spirited music video for the single is out now. Watch it below.

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Two Weeks to Donate to Wisconsin Big Bundle Up

The Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau is inviting residents to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Big Bundle Up campaign. The Big Bundle Up is a statewide collection program running through Jan. 2, 2019.

This is the eighth year of the Big Bundle Up. To date, the program has collected 134,441 warm winter items to help families in need. In addition to the MAVCB, other collection sites, including Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers, are located throughout the state. Visit for a full listing of donation sites.

With the spirit of the holiday season upon us, donating winter items is the perfect way to give to families in need across the state. A box will be located at the MAVCB for donors to drop off warm clothing items. All items donated at this location will be given to the Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry. For more information about why the MAVCB is participating in the Big Bundle Up, please contact Pat Dirkman. 

WHO:              Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau

WHAT:           Collecting coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items to donate to local charities this winter season.

WHEN:           Dec. 15, 2018 – Jan. 2, 2019, Mon – Fri – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:         4221 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc, WI 54220