Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium and Armory Stories Wanted

Many community members have fond memories of the Sheboygan Auditorium and Armory. In an effort to collect and preserve the memories of the Armory, the City of Sheboygan is requesting residents submit their stories online or via a local phone number. The website for armorystories.com has been setup to collect stories and enable residents to view stories from other community members. Select stories may be featured in an upcoming documentary being produced on the Armory from construction to demolition. Interested participants will need to register first on the website and then will be receive an email with a link to upload the story/memory and any content.

Fire Department to Conduct Surf Rescue Training

The Sheboygan Fire Department will be conducting surf rescue training for four days during the week of July 20, 2020 at various key locations along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This training is a collaborative effort between the City of Sheboygan Fire Department, the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, and Ocean Rescue Systems from Portland, Maine. This advanced training is being performed to address the hazardous potentials along the Lake Michigan shoreline and to better prepare a team rescue response that is safe, efficient, and effective. The goal of this advanced training is to certify six Sheboygan Fire Department members as Public Safety Rescue Swimmers and to provide an opportunity to work closely with the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department boat operators in a real surf environment to learn more effective surf rescue techniques. Once trained, the six rescue swimmers will pass along skills and additional training to the rest of the fire department responders.

Ordinance Reminders for the 4th of July

While Sheboygan’s official Independence Day activities have been canceled for 2020, the Sheboygan Police Department wishes to remind residents that there are several ordinances that may impact how they choose to celebrate the 4th this year. First, due to the cancellation, there will be no fires allowed on city beaches outside of the permanent fire rings. As in past years, excavations such as pits or trenches are prohibited on the beach as well. Possession and consumption of alcohol is also not allowed on any city beach, and without the festival events at Deland Park there will be no alcohol allowed in the grass area to the south of the pier walkway this year. Alcohol is allowed in Cleveland Park, End Park, Evergreen Park, King Park (excluding the beach), Kiwanis Park, Lakeview Park, and Veterans Park.