We are pleased to announce the release of our 2019 Annual Report. The report documents the department’s challenges, accomplishments, and key activities. Last year, the department continued to focus on crime and accident reduction. We finished 2019 with a 5% reduction in crashes. We also had 911 Part 1 Crimes, a 55% reduction from the 2,006 Part 1 Crimes reported in 2009.
According to Sheboygan County Health and Human Services – Division of Public Health (DPH), the risk for COVID-19 in the State and in Sheboygan County remains low. Sheboygan County DPH is working closely with the State of WI DHS in conjunction with the CDC to ensure appropriate measures are in place to prepare our community for COVID-19 should we see cases. The Sheboygan area is, on the other hand, experiencing an unusually bad flu season and flu related hospitalization rates are at an all time high. Regardless of whether Sheboygan will be faced with local COVID-19 cases, taking measures to avoid spreading illnesses is extremely important for your health and the health of the community. According to the CDC, the spread of the flu, COVID-19, and many other illnesses can be greatly reduced by properly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds.
First Lady Kathy Evers visited the Sheboygan County Historical Museum Saturday, February 22, to share in the centennial celebration of women’s suffrage. Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment and the event was held in celebration of the 100th anniversary of that, as well as its later adoption to the U.S. Constitution in August of 1920. As the chair of the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment, Kathy spoke to a full room about the history of the suffragist movement and the importance of continuing to work towards making sure voting is easy and accessible for everyone. Governor Tony Evers was also in attendance and spoke briefly, echoing much of what the First Lady had shared. Simone Munson, the Collection Development Coordinator for the Wisconsin Historical Society, then made a presentation, “The Woman’s Hour has Struck.”
Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization (SCIO) has opened vendor applications for the 1st Annual Harbor Centre in Partnership with Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization-SCIO Night Market, occurring on Aug. 16.
Central High, Sheboygan North High, Sheboygan South High, and Tower Program are pleased to present “High School Art Spring Exhibition,” an exhibition featuring artwork from high school students, at EBCO ArtWorks.
The exhibition opens on April 5 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. at EBCO ArtWorks, and runs through April 13.