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Family Care Drive Brings In Over 850 Items

UnitedOne Credit Union’s 15th Family Care Drive took in over 850 personal and home care items to help local individuals and families in need.

The donations by the credit union’s employees and members were made at UnitedOne’s offices in Manitowoc and Sheboygan throughout the month of October.

“People helping people is a core part of the credit union philosophy,” said CEO Kim Rooney. “We have been a part of our community for almost 80 years, and helping our neighbors is very important to us.”

Items collected at UnitedOne Credit Union’s Manitowoc offices were delivered to the The Haven and Hope House, both serving Manitowoc County, on Nov. 6 for distribution.

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2nd “Manitowoc Minute” Show Added to Capitol Civic Centre Schedule

The Capitol Civic Centre announces that Manitowoc Minute’s Facebook sensation, writer and star of the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie Berens, will perform an additional show at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The Dec. 27 and 28 performances are presented by Just Orthdontics, Time Out Sports Bar and Grill, and Valders Dental Associates with support from Action Realty and Allstates Rigging.

The Dec. 28 show sold out within days of on sale; the Dec. 27 show will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17. It is strongly recommended that those who are interested in buying tickets go online,, for quickest purchase; long lines are expected at the Box Office and an unusually high volume of in-coming phone calls is likely.

In addition to writing and starring in the Manitowoc Minute, Berens is a stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning journalist. As a UW-Madison junior, Berens started reporting for MTV’s Choose or Lose. Since then he’s worked with Fox, CBS Sports Network, and Funny or Die, to name a few. Berens was born and raised, along with his 11 other brothers and sisters, right here in Wisconsin.

Tickets purchased for the Dec. 28 show will not be refunded nor exchanged for the Dec. 27 show.

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Want Cheaper Milwakee Bucks Tickets?

The 2017-18 Milwaukee Bucks Student Rush ticket program, presented by McDonald’s, is back for the 2017-18 season, with easier ways for college-aged students to access Bucks basketball at a discounted price. Bucks Student Rush is an opportunity for college-aged Bucks fans in Wisconsin to get tickets to Bucks home games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center at specially discounted prices by signing up for the Student Rush program.

The official launch of this year’s program will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University. Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and Bucks Student Rush brand ambassadors will be on site to deliver 50 pairs of free Student Rush tickets to the first 50 students that register for the program. To register, students can complete a registration form at and sign up for text message alerts. Students who register will then receive a text message when Bucks Student Rush tickets become available. Registration is free and Student Rush tickets will be discounted to $10 or less for each Bucks home game. Students will receive their tickets for every game through the Bucks App.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) will also be on Marquette’s campus with Brown and Bucks Student Rush brand ambassadors, collecting change in celebration of the upcoming Day of Change on Oct. 15. RMHC Day of Change is when the entire RMHC global system commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House and works to spread the message that little by little, small donations add up to a lot. In 2016, more than $370,000 was collected to support RMHC of Eastern Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House.

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Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens Coming to Capitol Civic Centre

The Capitol Civic Centre announces that Facebook sensation, writer and star of the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie Berens, will play the Capitol at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.

In addition to writing and starring in the Manitowoc Minute, Berens is a stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning journalist. As a UW-Madison junior, Berens started reporting for MTV’s Choose or Lose. Since then he’s worked with Fox, CBS Sports Network, and Funny or Die, to name a few. Berens was born and raised, along with his 11 other brothers and sisters, right here in Wisconsin.

“Hey der guy! Charlie here from da Manitowoc Minute. You’ve seen me on your Facebook page, now see me in real life,” Berens stated. “I’ll be on stage for a night of stand-up comedy, news, music, and a couple two three other surprises at the Capitol. So go ahead guy, buy a ticket real quick once and keep ‘er movin.”

Capitol Civic Centre members will receive a 10 percent discount on the $18 ticket price
(plus tax and fees) and can take advantage of a special early-purchase window, Wednesday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 7. This offer is available at the Box Office, 913 S. 8 Street, Manitowoc or by phone at (920) 683-2184. The Box Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9; online at, charge by phone, or visit the Box Office.

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Cemetery Fall Cleanup

It’s Fall Clean Up time at the City of Manitowoc’s Evergreen Cemetery.  You’re asked to clear all summer decorations in order to help maintain Evergreen Cemetery’s park-like beauty.  Lot owners are respectfully asked to remove their summer decorations by October 15th.  Any items not removed by then will be disposed of by cemetery staff.  Winter decorations should not be placed until November 15th,  Decorations should be kept close to the marker to minimize damage from snowblowing for a grave opening in a nearby area.

For questions or more info, please call the Cemetery Division at 920-686-3570 between 7 am and 4 pm weekdays or email the cemetery office at

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Free Flu Clinic in Manitowoc

The Manitowoc County Health Department will again host a free walk-in Flu Clinic for children 6 months through 18 years of age. On October 16, from 3:00 until 5:30pm children will be able to receive a free flu vaccine, regardless of insurance coverage. The CDC allows health departments to use flu vaccine for mass clinics regardless of insurance coverage in order for the health department to be prepared for an emergency. No appointment is necessary for the flu clinic.

Proven safe and effective, the flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual flu vaccination.

“Getting a flu shot for your child every year is important because it not only protects them from flu, but it also helps protect others,” says Mary Halada, public health nurse manager at the Health Department. ”The best way to protect against flu is to get a flu shot as soon as it becomes available. Flu can be very serious, especially for children. We’re glad we are able to offer this clinic to our community.”

To receive a vaccine, children must be between the ages of 6 months and 18 years. Children not yet 19 will also be able to receive a vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany all children to the clinic in order to receive the flu shot.

“The whole process is really very easy and it saves parents a good amount of time and money,” says Halada. “I encourage the community to come take advantage of the free Flu Clinic.”

For more information about flu or the free Flu Clinic, call the Manitowoc County Health Department at 920-683-4155.

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Taste of Sheboygan Coming September 14th

Great food and more fun – TASTE SHEBOYGAN to benefit the United Way of Sheboygan County will take place in Fountain Park on Thursday, September 14 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.  This year’s event will feature something for the entire family including food, beverages, entertainment, and a visit from the United Way of Sheboygan County Business Champions.

10 restaurants, with unique and diverse menus from throughout the area, have agreed to participate.  Tasty tidbits from restaurants such as 8th Street Ale Haus, Paradigm, Black Pig, Ranieri’s Four of a Kind, Three Guys & a Grille, Sprechers Restaurant and Pub, The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Nicki’s Pizza and Jakes Roundabout Steakhouse will present a diverse food sampling.

To quench every thirst, beverages including soft drinks, beers and wines will be served in a specially designated area.

A variety of entertainment will perform throughout the evening starting with Buck Shot performing at 4:00 p.m., The Big Bass Trio from 7:00 – 9:45 p.m.  So it will be food, music, fun and much, much more.


The United Way of Sheboygan County Business Champions are key companies that support the efforts of United Way, and each of these companies have created life size characters that will be interacting with the guests at Taste, as well as participate in their first every event of Punt, Pass and Kick.  Companies participating are Sargento, Johnsonville, Vollrath, Kohler, Plastics Engineering and Rockline.


Randy Schwoerer, organizer of Taste Sheboygan to Benefit the United Way of Sheboygan County said, “I’m very excited about the diversity in food sampling presented this year at Taste and all the activities we have scheduled for the night.  This will be a memorable night of sharing and recognition.  This is also a major performance by The Big Bass Trio in Sheboygan and I know they will rock the park with their diverse and fun song list.”


Proceeds raised from TASTE SHEBOYGAN will go to benefit the United Way of Sheboygan County.  This funding is used to support 42 programs and 3 focus areas provided by 22 non-profit partner agencies. United Way is also the home of the Volunteer Center with more than 50 member agencies.