Tag: 2019

Innovation leadership is a whole new ball game

The FreshTech Innovation District is the opposite of the Field of Dreams.

In that classic 1989 Kevin Costner movie, the refrain is “Build it and they will come.”

What we have learned as we’ve worked toward the establishment of an innovation district in Sheboygan County is that we need to do the opposite – create the programs first, and follow up with brick-and-mortar facilities.

Now that’s some first impressions

There were all sorts of interesting season-opening basketball games in Sheboygan, from a new coach winning her first game to a senior scoring the most points he’s ever had.

It all started Nov. 19, when the South girls gave up the first 10 points but rallied for a 56-45 victory at Plymouth in Ellyn Hansen’s debut as Redwings’ coach.

More to North than just Hayon

Will Hayon got most of the headlines last season, and deservedly so.

But there’s more to the Sheboygan North swim team than the standout sophomore.

“Will’s a really good swimmer, for sure,” Golden Raider Patrick Fisher said. “And he’s a major component of our team. … Having one really awesome person on a team is great, but one person doesn’t make the team.”

Coach Steffenhagen steps in at South

Cody Steffenhagen was not expecting to be Sheboygan South’s head wrestling coach.

But he is after Theran Goodale moved back home by his family a few weeks before the season began.

“He just asked me to keep it going, to continue what we started last year,” Steffenhagen said. “From going from four wrestlers back in what, 2017 or whatever it was, to 24 wrestlers last year and I’m about at the same number this year.”

Sheboygan man faces charges for alleged sex assaults

A Sheboygan man currently in jail for allegedly sexually abusing a child now faces additional, similar charges and a $150,000 bail.

Sheboygan police say Semir Mahmutagic, 19, used the threat of violence to sexually assault multiple underage partners. He was originally charged in October with intentionally causing bodily harm to a child, strangulation and suffocation, and four counts of sexual contact with a child age 15.

Homelessness manifested in many ways

With Thanksgiving around the corner, one local organization is launching an effort to help the homeless.

The Lakeshore Action Program consists of agencies in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Door and Kewaunee counties. The nonprofit organization works with individuals and families through various programs, including housing assistance. Leaders of Lakeshore CAP (Community Action Program) say they’re now expanding throughout the communities on a campaign to raise awareness in local shops and establishments.