Category: News

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.

My sister’s overseas view of pandemic

My younger sister arrived in Thailand late last year.

She arrived before any concerns of the coronavirus existed around the world; when Jess left in October, nobody knew what a coronavirus was. But like in America and elsewhere in the world, the coronavirus has thrown Thailand – and my sister’s daily life – into uncertainty.

COVID-19 emergency poses threat to food security

The COVID-19 public health emergency is creating an urgent food security challenge for households and communities in Wisconsin. Even before the pandemic, one in eleven households in the state were food insecure, meaning they didn’t have assured access to the food they needed. For poor and low-income households, the risk was already much higher. While it’s too soon to know how much worse the situation will get, there are reasons for concern – and for communities, the state, and the nation to take action.