Lakeshore News, News Around the World

Food Recall

Klement’s Sausage Company, Inc., a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,689 pounds of beef and porkproducts that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.


The ready to eat beef and pork snack stick products were produced on May 13, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:


  • 1-oz. plasticpackages containing 2 pieces of “KLEMENT’S ORIGINAL SNACK STICKS NATURALLY HARDWOOD SMOKED NO MSG ADDED GLUTEN FREE” with a sell by date of 11-16-17 and case code of 3262.


The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2426B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to vending distributors in Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin.


The problem was discovered on October 6, 2016, when a consumer complaint was filed to the FSIS Des Moines District Office. The Des Moines District Office was notified and began an investigation.


The FSIS Eastern Laboratory found several additional pieces of foreign material ranging in size from 1 to 4.88 mm in other unopened packages.


The company has received one report ofan oral injury associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.


Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.


FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at


Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Becca Herrmann, Director of Marketing, at (414)-744-2330, EXT. 273.


Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:



Country News

Check Out the New Jon Pardi Single

Fresh off his chart topping hit, “Head Over Boots,” Jon Pardi has released the second single from his current album, California Sunrise, called “Dirt On My Boots”.

Jon performed the single, “Dirt On My Boots,” in a five-song set as part of VEVO’s performance series, VEVO Presents—the first country artist to be picked as part of the series. Other artists previously featured include Meghann Trainor, Ariana Grande and The Weekend.



Cattle Theft

The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office is offering up to a $500 cash reward through the Crime Stoppers program for information leading to the arrest of the person/s responsible for the theft of cattle from a farm on Marquette Road.

The theft occurred on September 7th, 2016.  Animals stolen include a Jersey cow, and 4 Jersey and Holstein heifers.  Animals were reoved with a truck & trailer.

Anyone with information about this theft can become eligible to receive up to a $500 cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 920-683-4466.


Country News

Luke Bryan on the Mend

Luke Bryan was at the hospital on Sunday (Oct. 9) for surgery to repair his broken clavicle after a biking accident last week.

“All good. Got me some metal,” he writes beside an x-ray of his bones on a Twitter post.

Bryan fell while riding a bike near the grounds of Maple Lane Farms in Tennessee on Thursday (Oct. 6), just hours before his first Farm Tour concert was due to kick off. The singer was treated at Blount Memorial Hospital and returned to perform the show…but with his arm in a sling.

His injuries turned out to be worse than originally thought, including a massive black & blue bruise on his hip.  He performed Thursday and again on Friday.

The remaining dates of his Farm Tour will go as planned. The singer’s tour kicks back up on Wednesday (Oct. 12) in Batesville, Miss.

Luke Bryan’s 2016 Farm Tour Dates:
Oct. 12 – Batesville, Miss. @ FT Farms
Oct. 13 – Prairie Grove, Ark. @ Ogden Ranch
Oct. 14 – Centralia, Mo. @ Stowers Farm
Oct. 15 – Effingham, Ill. @ Mid America Motorworks

Luke Bryan shares here how he fell off his bike:

Lakeshore News, News Around the World

Farm Credit Systems Donates $550,000 to Wis Ag Education Center

WAEC_Rendering.jpgThe Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC) has officially broke ground on a world-class, interactive discovery center that will focus on sustainable and responsible farming practices. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the center’s future site near Newton at the intersection of Hwy 43 and County C in Manitowoc County.


As part of the groundbreaking ceremony, leadership from the Farm Credit System enthusiastically announced today they will support the center’s capital campaign with a $550,000 gift. The following organizations from across the country came together to make this generous investment:


  • AgriBank
  • AgCountry Farm Credit Services
  • AgStar Financial Services
  • Badgerland Financial
  • CoBank
  • GreenStone Farm Credit Services
  • United FCS


Dave Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, represented the Farm Credit System at the event. “The future of our industry depends on a well-informed public and an appreciation for the important role agriculture plays in all our lives. The Farm Credit System is committed to the prosperity of rural communities and agriculture across our great country, today and tomorrow.  Together, these five Farm Credit associations and two System funding banks are proud to make this investment in the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center. It is an opportunity for us to carry out our commitment, and we could not be more proud to support this valuable educational asset.”


“This generous, collaborative, gift marks 80% towards our $13 million fundraising goal,” said Nic Schoenberger, WAEC board vice president and a Wisconsin dairy farmer. “We are grateful for this partnership with the Farm Credit System, a long-standing, trusted resource so many hard-working agricultural leaders have relied upon to successfully run their businesses,” Schoenberger continued.


Today’s groundbreaking marks a significant step towards making this project a reality.  Construction is anticipated to go through 2017 and WAEC leadership are planning to celebrate a grand opening in spring of 2018. Once open, WAEC will provide visitors with the opportunity to connect with agriculture through a better understanding of where their food comes from and the tremendous impact it has on their lives and on those of everyone committed to healthy living and a healthy world.  The Center expects a wide array of visitors from every generation – from school groups to families to travelers — across the country.


It is quite an honor to break ground today with so many generous, visionary industry leaders who share our passion to tell agriculture’s important story. To count the Farm Credit System among our top donors to our capital campaign makes today even more meaningful,” said Melissa Bender, WAEC Executive Director. “To recognize their incredible support, the Exhibit Theatre within the Discovery Center will be named in the Farm Credit System’s honor.”



More on Farm Credit System:

Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. With a national footprint, our lenders are local – nearly 75 independently owned and operated Farm Credit organizations provide services in the communities where they live and work. Each local Farm Credit organization is a cooperative that is owned by its customers, and has a deep understanding of agriculture in their area. This expertise enables them to understand the industry sectors they finance and provide an unparalleled level of knowledge and service to their borrower-owners.

Combined, Farm Credit organizations provide more than $235 billion in loans, leases, and related services, which is more than a third of the credit needed by U.S. agriculture. This capital helps nearly 500,000 borrower-owners plant and nurture seeds, purchase and care for livestock, buy land and equipment like harvesters and combines, build barns and milking parlors, and expand storage, packing and processing facilities. Our capital also finances agricultural cooperatives, communications, electric, power and water providers that deliver essential infrastructure services to America’s rural communities.

More on the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center:

The Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center will be a state-of-the-art agricultural education center located in Manitowoc County. It will provide visitors with the opportunity to connect with the industry by better understanding where their food comes from, and why agriculture is so important to them. The center will include a discovery center that features hands-on learning opportunities through a wide variety of displays, and the exciting option to tour the Grotegut Dairy Farm, which focuses on sustainability and best farming practices while milking 2,400 cows three times a day. A highlight for visitors will be the chance to view the birth of calves from the Grotegut Dairy Farm at the Center’s Birthing Barn.


To learn more about WAEC, please visit:


Lakeshore News

Oshkosh Police Are Asking for Your Help

Oshkosh Police are asking for public help in a death investigation. Police are attempting to find any witnesses who assisted a 20-year-old man at Wisconsin Street and Pearl Avenue Sunday at 3 a.m. Officials did not release many details on the man’s death, but said that he was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh early Sunday morning and then was flown to a Madison hospital where he died yesterday morning.



Jimmie Johnson Wins at Charlotte

Jimmie Johnson returned to familiar ground on Sunday afternoon – Victory Lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He entered the weekend as the track’s all-time leader with seven Cup Series wins. He exits with his eighth career victory on the mile-and-a-half North Carolina oval, punching his ticket into the next round of the post-season Chase. As successful as Johnson has been at C-M-S, his last win there before Sunday came more than two years ago. Johnson got the best of race leader Matt Kenseth on the day’s final restart and drove away to his third win of the season but first since March 20th at Auto Club Speedway, in the fifth race of the year! The six-time champion started eleventh and led a race-high 155 laps in notching his seventy-eighth career victory – beating runner-up Kenseth to the checkered flag by a second-and-a-half. Kasey Kahne finished third, giving Hendrick Motorsports two of the top three spots. Ryan Newman and Kyle Larson completed the top five … Kevin Harvick started from the pole but led just twelve laps before retiring with engine failure late in the first half of the race. Harvick wasn’t the only Chase driver finishing near the bottom of the running order in Charlotte. Denny Hamlin placed thirtieth, also suffering engine failure. Austin Dillon ran thirty-second, rookie Chase Elliott thirty-third and Joey Logano was thirty-sixth in the forty-car field … Kyle Busch, the Number-1 seed in this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, started sixth and finished fourth on Sunday. He’s third in the post-season standings, nine points behind leader Johnson.


Country News, Uncategorized

Jennifer Nettles Announces Track Names for New Christmas Album

Jennifer Nettle’s new album, To Celebrate Christmas, is scheduled to drop on Oct. 28 and features 10 songs.

“I’m such a lover of this season and all of the magical feelings that surround us during the holidays so it will be exciting to share it with fans at our live shows,” said Jennifer in a press release. “Especially since the birth of my son, who arrived to us in December, I’ve found even more joy Christmas traditions and music. Having both Idina and Andra lend their idyllic voices to some of my favorite songs is the bow on top!”

To Celebrate Christmas is available for pre-order now.

To Celebrate Christmas Track List
jennifer-nettles11. “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
2. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (featuring Andra Day)
3. “Little Drummer Boy” (featuring Idina Menzel)
4. “Celebrate Me Home”
5. “Circle of Love”
6. “Do You Hear What I Hear”
7. “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep”
8. “O Holy Night”
9. “Merry Christmas With Love”
10. “The First Noel”


Country News

Shania Twain to Be Honored as Artist of a Lifetime at CMT Artists of the Year

Shania Twain will be the first female to receive the prestigious “Artist of a Lifetime” award at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year event.

Previous recipients of the honor were ‪Kenny Rogers and ‪Merle Haggard, who were awarded in 2015 and 2014 respectively.

Twain, 51, is a five-time GRAMMY and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide.


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Wisconsin Cheese Production Still Outpaces the Nation

Wisconsin cheese factories remain busier than others throughout the nation. New figures from the U-S-D-A show that Wisconsin made almost 260-million pounds of cheese in August. That’s two-point-two-percent more than the same month last year, and it’s almost twice the national increase of one-point-two-percent. Wisconsin stepped up its production of Italian and mozzarella cheeses between four-and-six-percent, while the state’s Cheddar output went down by two-and-one-half-percent. Wisconsin remains the nation’s top cheese maker — although second place California had the largest increase among the major cheese producers in August, with a seven-point-six-percent rise.