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Jori Kapla

Bond market move saves $225,000

SHEBOYGAN – The coronavirus emergency saved the county several percentage points on the interest rate for its latest borrowing.

The County Board, meeting Tuesday via teleconference during the state’s shelter-in-place order, approved a $4.75 million bond sale at an interest rate of 1.9 percent to finance items in the county’s five-year capital improvement plan.

State champ might not have chance to repeat

No boy has won back-to-back state golf titles in Division 3 since 2008-’09, and reigning champion Drake Wilcox thinks it will stay that way.

“I don’t think we’re going to have a golf season, but if there is a possibility – even the slightest – the fact I might not win a state championship, is just, I don’t know how to explain it,” the Lutheran senior said. “I guess it’s just the fun of it that I’ll be missing out on, like my final year of playing golf in high school. It’s not really about winning another state championship, the most important thing to me is just having fun, having a blast my last year. I just wanted to have fun, enjoy my last year with my friends.

Message of thanks from Road America

As we make our way through what can only be described as uncharted territory, I want to send a note of gratitude to our dedicated racing fans.

We at Road America appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the circumstances facing the world considering the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Waiting for the charm of a third time in a row

North’s soccer team had never won consecutive conference titles until last season.

Its hopes of making it three straight will likely be decided by the WIAA on Tuesday.

“I think the girls are really frustrated because they spent a tremendous amount of time in the offseason practicing, working, getting better as a team, and watching that get taken away because of (the Coronavirus) …” Golden Raiders’ coach Tim Eirich said. “For that, they’re extremely disappointed and frustrated and upset.”

Local printer creates 150,000+ face shields

Over the past month, Sheboygan-based commercial print provider Franzen Graphics, known nationally for the production of point-of-purchase displays and high-volume printing, has engineered and converted a portion of their facility to the production of protective face shields. This effort comes amid a national outcry for personal protective equipment (PPE) by healthcare and front-line workers deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drive-in services offer a smile, a wave, and a new form of hope and connection

For Trinity United Methodist Church in Waldo, offering drive-in services has been an ongoing experiment in finding an uplifting – if imperfect – new way to worship in a changed world.

The small congregation banded together to quickly put in place the technology, logistics and advertising necessary to offer its first outdoor, drive-in service at 9:30 a.m. on Palm Sunday.