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Here are five stories to catch up on.
1. Friends of the Black River Forest wins award
Friends of the Black River Forest, based in Sheboygan County, was recently recognized by Freshwater Future as one of its Freshwater Heroes of 2021.
Freshwater Future is based in Michigan and advocates, educates and provides funding for efforts to protect the five Great Lakes and the critical connecting waters such as inland lakes, rivers, wetlands and groundwater.
Mary Faydash, Friends of the Black River Forest president, said in a news release: “It is so difficult to express the joy we feel when our efforts to preserve and protect our water, land and air are recognized as important to the health of our community and to the Great Lakes ecosystems of which we are a part. “
This is the second honor the group has received for its work in 2021. It was also recognized by the Sierra Club, Wisconsin Chapter, with its Citizen of the Year Award.
Friends of the Black River Forest organized in 2014 to monitor the environmental impacts of a Kohler Co. golf course development on Lake Michigan. The group has had an incomplete wetland fill permit issued by the DNR revoked, and advocates for the preservation of endangered species, wildlife habitat, rare dunes and wetlands in the project area.
The group will be recognized at the Freshwater Future 2021 Freshwater Heroes Virtual Award Ceremony at 11 am tomorrow. People can tune in by registering at online.
2. Job fair Saturday for Lake Michigan Carferry
Lake Michigan Carferry, which runs the SS Badger between Manitowoc and Ludington, Michigan, will hold a job fair from 9 am until 5 pm Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 4601 Calumet Ave., in Manitowoc.
Applications are being accepted for customer service associate, chair lift operator, cooks / prep cooks, deck security, housekeeping, reservations, auto attendants and ticket agent. People can also apply for positions online.
3. Food writer coming to Kiel library
Midwestern food writer Jennifer Rude Klett, author of the cookbook “Home Cooking Comeback: Neighborly Advice & 40 Pleasing Recipes from the Farm Kitchen of a Midwestern Food Journalist,” will be at Kiel Public Library at 1 pm March 28. The library is at 511 Third St.
The free program will be open to all and will last up to 45 minutes with a question-and-answer segment after Klett’s talk. Signed copies of her book will be available for $ 24.99, cash or checks accepted. No registration is required.
4. Shred events set in Kiel and Howards Grove
Two document-shredding events are planned next month. Both are for community members, not businesses.
The first one will be from 9 am until noon April 2 at Bank First, 110 Fremont St., Kiel. While this shred event is free and open to the public, the bank is requesting participants take a non-perishable food donation in exchange for each bag of personal documents shredded. All donations will go to area food pantries.
The second shred event will be from 8 until 11 am (or until the truck is full) April 9 at National Exchange Bank & Trust, 211 N. Wisconsin Drive, in Howards Grove.
5. Highland Lodge & Pub hosts its ‘Grand Opening Bash’ this week
Highland Lodge & Pub in Cleveland will celebrate the public opening of its pub with a “Grand Opening Bash” Thursday-Sunday this week.
Thursday will feature “Thursday Thursdays,” two-for-one beer specials all evening and a beer-tapping ceremony at 7 pm The night will also include an introduction of the pub’s new menu.
Friday will feature fish and Saturday will feature steak.
Sunday will offer made-to-order breakfast as well as the pub’s “Best gosh darn Bloody Mary’s.”
The lodge and pub is at 1278 Alpine Court in Cleveland in Manitowoc County. The pub is open 5-9 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 9 am-1 pm on Sundays for breakfast and brunch. Call 920-374-8132 for more information.
Last week’s top headlines
- Stabbing ends fight between Sheboygan brothers, sends one to local hospital with knife wounds
- Sheboygan Indiana Avenue / Highway PP reconstruction starts. What to know about the project.
- Three teens have been sentenced to prison for using guns in 2020 carjackings in Manitowoc and Sheboygan
- Why toilet seats made in Sheboygan Falls are on display on the National Mall in Washington, DC
- Sheboygan affordable housing to get boost from $ 8 million SCEDC program
- Sports: Roncalli boys basketball team holds off Iola-Scandinavia to reach its 9th WIAA state tournament
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Your weather forecast
- Monday: High 40, low 38, colder with a few showers
- Tuesday: High 39, low 36, breezy with a bit of rain
- Wednesday: High 39, low 31, windy with rain and drizzle
- Thursday: High 42, low 32, a chance for a snow shower
- Friday: High 45, low 28, partly sunny
- Saturday: High 42, low 27, chance for snow showers
- Sunday: High 41, low 26, rain or snow shower
Forecast courtesy of accuweather.com.
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