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Jori Kapla

One type of private burial allowed

KOHLER — A new ordinance prohibiting most burials of human remains on private property was enacted on March 18 at the monthly village board meeting.

Ordinance No. 2019-3 created a chapter in Kohler’s Municipal Code entitled “Disposition of Human Remains.” The chapter restricts burials on private property. One exception is noted: The burial of “a biodegradable vessel containing human ashes shall be allowed.” The burial of a nonbiodegradable vessel containing human ashes is prohibited.

Future of recycling threatened

In the midst of a worldwide waste crisis, a long-standing Wisconsin law keeps Sheboygan County recycling despite the practice’s loss in profitability.

According to Sheboygan’s Advanced Disposal General Manager Michael Thun, the company is adjusting its pricing models to reflect the current cost of recycling. “We’re anticipating some significant increases from the processors,” Thun said. “You know, Outagamie County was at one time paying $5 for recycling, and now they’re paying $30 a ton to get rid of it. I can’t elaborate too much on it. We have a lot of contract negotiations going on, so I can’t talk about all that, but Outagamie’s public.”

Restaurant of the Month: Whispering Orchards, Cleveland

Have you ever been some place and wondered why in the world you haven’t been there before? That is how I felt
on my first visit to Whispering Orchards Café & Country Store. As soon as your tires hit the drive that rolls up to the cafe, you are greeted by beautifully ancient trees outstretched over a sizable barn holding everything from chickens and llamas to pheasants and baby bunnies. A working orchard with trees dating back over a hundred years, the rural Cleveland property holds acres of apple trees, antique outbuildings, and the occasional peacock strutting its stuff. After admiring the adorable goats, we made our way into the café.

Golf Briefs

Albright to intern at Augusta

Josh Albright, a crew leader at Whistling Straits, will begin an internship at Augusta National Golf Club in August.

“Watching (The Masters) on TV was just crazy,” the 22-year-old Howards Grove graduate (2014) said. “It still feels unreal. It took over a week for it to really sink in that I’m going to be working at this absolutely beautiful, astonishing course.”

The 1920’s: An era of prostitution, bootlegging, bank robberies, gambling

Disorderly houses, road houses, houses of ill fame, bawdy houses, houses of ill repute, chicken ranches.

These were some names euphemistically used in newspapers of years past to refer to brothels.

Beth Dippel, Executive Director at the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, recently gave a talk at Generations in Plymouth. Her subject: Sheboygan County Brothels.

“Establishments changed names,” she said. “They changed owners. It really depended on who ran the place.”

Tennis Briefs

Martens honored again UW-Sheboygan’s Dylan Martens, a graduate of South, has been named the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association’s junior college men’s basketball player of the year. Martens, who earlier was tabbed the […]