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United Way pilot project seeks to boost parent employability

The United Way of Sheboygan County is launching a pilot program aimed at multi-generational economic prosperity.

The United Way’s Family Success Plan utilizes school-based identification of families who suffer from underemployment or unemployment. The county’s fledgling program aims to increase parents’ employability through partner-provided services including employment training and childcare.

“The universe is the limit” Girls’ sights and spirits soar at Aviation Day

Encouraging girls to (quite literally) aim high was the goal of the first Girl Scouts of Manitou Council Aviation Day on October 26 at Sheboygan County Airport’s  Aviation Heritage Center.

“My dream is to be the first woman on Mars,” said Lillian Pociask, 10, of Kohler. “The universe is the limit!” added an ebullient Fynley Bouck, 11, also of Kohler, as she leapt upward for emphasis.

Toutenhoofd wins state award for phy ed

Depending on your age, some gym classes ranged from dodgeball to what felt like just an extra recess.

Those days are long gone.

“Human targeting games are kind of a thing of the past,” Sheboygan South phy ed teacher Peter Toutenhoofd said. “The other thing is, as soon as you’re out in dodgeball, you’re eliminated. So what are you doing in phy ed class other than sitting on a bench?

North produces another player of the year

For the second straight season, one of the co-players of the year in the Fox River Classic Conference is from Sheboygan North.

Kansas State freshman Dru Kuck received the volleyball award last year and junior Lizzy Binder earned it this season.

The league always picks two players of the year and it had an easy choice in Binder.