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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.

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.