City to have fencing installed around Armory site this month

The City of Sheboygan will have fencing installed surrounding the Municipal Auditorium and Armory this month. In the spring of 2019 the city requested demolition bids which requested that the contractors be willing to install fencing surrounding the building to “discourage passersby from conceiving clever ideas for re-use or rehabilitation.” It was announced Monday, that the city would move forward with those plans. Before actual demolition will take place crews must complete interior work, including further abatement work of asbestos glazed windows and other building elements. The contractor estimates demolition will not be complete for six months. City leaders have been working towards clearing the site for years.

Ryder Cup rescheduled to 2021

After weeks of speculation, PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA TOUR jointly announced today that both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup have been rescheduled and will now be played one year later than originally planned.

Sheboygan police at scene of officer involved shooting

Fatal officer-involved shooting under investigation in Sheboygan

One person is dead after an officer involved  shooting near 15th and Illinois Avenue in the city of Sheboygan. The Sheboygan Police Department responded to a disturbance call near the intersection of S. 15th St and Illinois Ave July 2, around 5:50 a.m. The 911 caller reported one of the people involved in the disturbance was armed. Police made contact with the individual and a shooting occurred. The Police said the deceased is a male, but further details about their identity have not been released. Officers were uninjured in the incident.

Ryan Sorenson elected as Common Council President

In a special City of Sheboygan Common Council meeting held Monday, Ryan Sorenson was elected to serve as Council President. The election was held to fill the position after former Council President, Todd Wolf, resigned from Common Council in order to be hired to the City Administrator Position. “I am grateful and humbled from the support that the council has entrusted me to lead the city Council during these challenging times. There is so much work that city needs to do, and we have so much room for growth and improvement. These are not easy times, but if we can come together as a community, we can make great progress.”Ryan Sorenson, City of Sheboygan Common Council President

In an interview with MySheboygan, Sorenson laid out some of the goals he hopes to lead common council towards from his new position.

Election to Fill Unexpired Term of City of Sheboygan Aldermanic District 2 Common Council Position

On June 19, 2020 a resignation was submitted for the City of Sheboygan District 2 Aldermanic position. Click HERE to view a map of the Aldermanic districts. At the July 6, 2020 Common Council meeting at 6:00 pm, the Council will conduct an election to fill the remainder of the term set to expire in April 2022. Any resident of District 2 that is interested in the opportunity to serve on the Common Council should submit a letter of interest and a brief resume to City Clerk Meredith DeBruin by 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020. For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 920-459-3361.

Courtesy John Michael Kohler Arts Center

John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces programming (at a distance) in place of Levitt AMP concert series

The Sheboygan community may miss the live concert series this summer, but the John Michael Kohler Arts Center still plans to offer “a new kind of summer fun.” “Thursday Nights Together (at a Distance)” is new weekly music and arts programming that will take the place of the Levitt Amp concert series this summer. Beginning June 25th, Sheboygan residents should keep an eye open for pop-up concerts that will be performed aboard the Arts Center’s Culinary Art Car. It will be making surprise trips to city neighborhoods three times this summer. 

Playlists of music performed by artists featured in past Levitt AMP Sheboygan concerts will be streamed Thursdays, July 2–August 20 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Spotify. The Arts Center will also be hosting a weekly contest and providing weekly “Creating Care Kits” featuring different activities with new materials for participants to try at home.