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Jori Kapla

31 combat missions, one goal: to win

A 100-year-old Oostburg resident flew 31 bombing missions over occupied Europe during World War Two.

Don Harder, pictured Sept. 2019. He turned 100 years old this year.

As a radioman and gunner aboard B-24 bombers, Don Harder experienced crashes, freezing temperatures, deadly anti-aircraft flak and German fighter planes. He was stationed in southern Italy and soared over Europe en route to destroy and disrupt oil fields and supply lines in the Nazi empire.

Bratwurst Phenomenon in Sheboygan born out of neighborhood meat markets

Every summer Sheboygan and most of Wisconsin, for that matter, grills vast numbers of brats in a celebration of sausage and of our collective German heritage. The brat is a social food in this state where Germans first introduced it to the New World. We have brat fries on weekends like folks have BBQs in the south and Chicago has its deep dish pizza. It is part of a deep food tradition.

Stalking: A crime against bodily security

Experts say it’s a crime caused by the desire to intimidate, control and coerce.

It can happen over the internet, at work, out in public or at home after obsessive behavior triggers frightening episodes of stalking, spying and threat making. For victims, the daily fear of their stalker becomes a debilitating specter they’re unable to escape