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Branch Fire & Rescue Tractor Pull will be held on September 15th with weigh in starting at 3pm, event starting at 6pm at Branch Area Recreational Park, 8733 US Highway 10 in Whitelaw. For more details call 920-946-6481

It’s time for the 27th Annual Two Rivers Ethnic Fest  on Saturday, September 15th! Come for the music and dance, enjoy the food and shop the many vendors selling items from every continent. Join in the celebration beginning with the parade of flags down Washington Street to the Central Park Bandstand. Stay all day breathing the refreshing sights and sounds.  Native Pride Dance is at 10 am, Frog-Water Irish Music starts at 11:30 am, MACCO Chinese Music & Dance is at 12:45 pm, Potts & Pans Steel Drum Band is at 2:15 pm, Doc Smith & the Disciples Gospel is at 3:45 pm.  On the smaller stage, Czech Polka is at 10:30 am, a tae kwon do demo is at 1 pm, and Brazilian Jazz is at 2 pm.

The annual fall fry out being held at the Whitelaw fire station, 330 East Menasha Avenue (Hwy10) from 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday, September 16th. Serving hamburgers, brats, fireman’s ribeye steak sandwiches and refreshments. Serving chicken booyah from 10 am until gone. Live music by Bobby Darren from 1 – 6 pm. They will be holding a silent auction and 50/50 cash raffles throughout the day.

There will be an exciting dedication of the Spirit of the Rivers monument on Sunday, September 16 from 2pm to 3pm. The monument will be located along the Mariners Trail across from Aurora Medical Center. Monument created by Manitowoc’s own sculptor, R.T. “Skip” Wallen.

Natural Resource Partnership’s annual barn dance at Saxon Homestead Farms in Cleveland will be Saturday, September 15th from 5:30 to 10:30 pm. Enjoy a locally grown, sourced, and prepared meal with award winning cheeses. – Taste local beer, festive wine. and local coffee. – Explore the Klessig farm and engage in conversation with old friends and new. – Dance the night away to top-notch country music by Reckless Remedy. LNRP celebrates Wisconsin’s farmers, working lands, and rural heritage. The barn dance raises vital funds to improve rural life and look after our land and water. Saxon Homestead Farm is at 15621 S. Union Rd. in Cleveland. For tickets and more information:

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National Preparedness Month in Wisconsin

This September is National Preparedness Month and Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) is partnering with the National Safety Council and other organizations to bring awareness to Wisconsinites about how everyone can be better prepared for an emergency.

WSC – along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and – will use National Preparedness Month as an opportunity to share tips about what to do in an emergency and help Wisconsinites learn the life-saving skills that might be needed during a flood, tornado, fire or other emergency situation.

Check out these tips from to be better prepared for potential emergencies:

  • Floods
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters.
  • Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
  • Tornadoes
  • If you can safely get to a sturdy building, then do so immediately.
  • Go to a safe room, basement, or storm cellar.
  • If you are in a building with no basement, then get to a small interior room on the lowest level.
  • Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You’re safer in a low, flat location.
  • Active Shooter
  • Run: Getting away from the shooter or shooters is the top priority.
  • Hide: Get out of the shooter’s view and stay very quiet if you cannot escape.
  • Fight: As an absolute last resort, you may need to aggressively act against the shooter by using makeshift weapons, ambushing them with others around you and potentially causing a severe or lethal injury to them.
  • Fire
  • Crawl low under any smoke to your exit – heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling.
  • Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and door. If either is hot, or if there is smoke coming around the door, leave the door closed and use your second way out.
  • If you can’t get to someone needing assistance, leave the home and call 9-1-1 or the fire department. Tell the emergency operator where the person is located.

More tips are available by visiting

WSC encourages everyone to have a plan in place for emergencies and to practice that plan regularly. While many unexpected events happen inside the home, a large number also happen at work. That is why WSC works regularly with businesses to help keep their employees safe. Either at home or at work, a plan will better prepare your family or employees for when an emergency actually happens.


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Realtor Foundation Helps Wisconsin Children in Need

The Wisconsin REALTORS® Foundation (WRF) launched a multi-year campaign to help feed hungry children throughout Wisconsin with a $50,000 initial contribution to Feeding Wisconsin to help stockpile their six food banks and 1,000-plus food pantries throughout the state. The Foundation will follow up with additional fundraising and organizing REALTOR® volunteers.

Citing Feeding Wisconsin statistics, Chairman MikeSpranger noted that $7 feeds one child, three meals a day, for a week. “We will measure our success not by how much money we raise but by how many meals we can provide,” said Spranger. He noted there are over 16,000 REALTORS® in every corner of the state and the Foundation hopes to mobilize them to help food pantries bridge “the last mile” and deliver the food to
needy families.

The WRF’s “Make It Better” campaign is dedicated to helping Wisconsin children in one of four areas:  education, hunger, homelessness/abuse, and serious illness. “We are focusing on food insecurity and closing the hunger gap because 182,156 Wisconsin children go hungry each day,” Spranger said. “That’s one in six children in our state. We can, and we must do better.”  Spranger noted that feeding hungry children not only helps a child that day, but also helps that child over time. “Access to nutritious food is vital for a child’s physical and developmental growth,” he said. “We want to help families avoid the agonizing choice between paying their mortgage, rent and heating bills or providing adequate food for their children,” Spranger said.


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Top Things to Do on the Lakeshore This Weekend

Sputnikfest will be held at the Rahr-West Museum located at 8th and Park Street in Manitowoc, starting Friday night, September 7th from 5:30 to 11:30 and Saturday, September 8th again at noon. Food, refreshments, music by Shocker, Wacky Tacky contest, a kids area and so much more! visit – click on exhibits/events for more information.

Join the Newton First Responders at Newton Firefighters Park on Friday, September 7th from 4:30 to 8:30 for their annual fish boil. Funds raised are used for equipment, supplies, schooling and seminars.

The Sheboygan Falls Lions Club and Kohler Police Athletic League are once again holding Oktoberfest at Sheboygan Falls River Park this Friday & Saturday! Friday kicks off with happy hour, a fish fry and live music by Pat McCurdy and Vic Ferrari. Join in the fun with a 5K Beer Run/Walk on Saturday, followed by a Cornhole Challenge. And you don’t want to miss the Beer Olympics! Enjoy live music on Saturday night by Mount Olive and Bella Cain.

On Saturday, September 8th, 2018 – Fox’s Piggly Wiggly will be hosting our 12th Annual Pig to Pig Walk. The walk begins at Fox’s Piggly Wiggly in Manitowoc and ends at Fox’s Piggly Wiggly in Two RIvers. This is non-profit family event. All proceeds will be donated to Lakeshore CAP’s Emergency Housing Program.

Enjoy a day of fun, music, food and surprises for the whole family at the 16th Chilton Crafty Apple Fest at the corner of 32/57 (South Park St. and Calumet St) from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, September 8th. More than 100 crafters, all things apple including pies, sundaes and more, apple and pumpkin beer crafted by Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Company, pumpkin bowling, free kids area with inflatable slides and bounce houses. Register by August 18th for the Smile Beautiful 5k Fun Run, $25 entry fee online or in person. Come see the Chainsaw Carver, Mad Dog & Merrill, East Shore Humane Society, live music and an apple pie contest, call 920-418-1650 or go to for more information

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UnitedOne Credit Union introduces new prize-linked savings account

UnitedOne Credit Union is making history this month as one of the first financial institutions in the state to offer a prized-linked savings account.

Saver’s Sweepstakes™ is a new program offered by The Wisconsin Credit Union League that encourage consumers to save by giving them chances to win prize money each month.

Wisconsin is one of a growing number of states to legalize prized-linked savings accounts for financial institutions. UnitedOne is one of 15 credit unions in the state that are launching Saver’s Sweepstakes savings accounts this month.

Forty-four percent of Americans don’t have access to $400 in liquid savings in case of an emergency, according to an economic status report by the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, the poorest third of American households account for half of the $70 billion spent annually on lottery tickets, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.

Unlike buying a lottery ticket, all of the money a member deposits into a Saver’s Sweepstakes account remains theirs. The funds for monthly, quarterly and annual prizes come from the pool of participating credit unions. The statewide prizes range from $100 to $5,000.

In addition to statewide prizes, UnitedOne is offering members-only prize drawings each month to those individuals who open and save with a Saver’s Sweepstakes account.

Saver’s Sweepstakes account holders earn an entry into the monthly drawing when they increase their savings balance by $25 (up to six entries per month). For example, saving $75 in a month will earn the account holder three entries into the monthly drawing.

For more information about Saver’s Sweepstakes, visit

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.

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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.