Orchids & Onions

8:39 PM, May 24, 2013  |  Comments
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ORCHIDS to the owners of Sunnyslope Dairy in Reedsville, who are preparing their property for the annual Breakfast on the Farm event, scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on June 9. New this year is a 5K run/walk event that should serve to bolster attendance, in addition to the farm breakfast, tours and other activities.

ONIONS to a pair of teens who crashed an allegedly stolen vehicle while evading police on Wednesday. Some call it "joy riding," but this kind of activity usually brings anything but joy in the end. Not only did the teen boys end up in the hospital, they are facing a number of criminal and traffic charges. Joy, joy!

ORCHIDS to Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher on a stellar career. OK, so he plays for the Bears and most of us are Packers fans, but even the most diehard backers of the Green and Gold have to admit that Urlacher was, for the past 13 years, simply one of the best at his position. He made eight trips to the Pro Bowl and is a lock for Hall of Fame status. He'll be missed, particularly when the Packers and Bears get together.

ONIONS to the Milwaukee Brewers, who as of this writing had slipped into last place in the National League Central Division, right down there with the Chicago Cubs. The Brewers finished a recent road trip at 2-8, then came home and lost two out of three games to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who also were a struggling team. We're afraid to say it, but it looks like a long year for the Crew.

ORCHIDS to those who participated in the "pinwheels" event outside the Manitowoc County Human Services Department earlier this month. The pinwheel has come to represent children in foster care throughout the county, and May was declared Foster Care Month. There are more than 70 children in foster care in Manitowoc County, and we salute those enlisted into their care.

ONIONS to those in our area involved in the production and/or sale of methamphetamine. Instances of meth production have been popping up locally and Metro Drug Unit officers have been able to make some arrests. We hope they are able to nip this problem in the bud before it spreads its insidious form of poison any further.

ORCHIDS to the Red Cross, Salvation Army and other charitable organizations for their response to the Oklahoma tornado disaster. The relief these organizations can provide makes a difference in many lives. They cannot undo what has happened, but they certainly help ease the burden of those affected.

ORCHIDS to Hannah Lewis, who was crowned the 2013 Manitowoc County Fairest of the Fair on Wednesday evening at the Manitowoc County Expo. She will receive a $1,500 scholarship and will participate in parades and community events, as well as be a spokesperson for the Manitowoc County Fair.

ORCHIDS to organizers of Thunder on the Lakeshore air show, slated for June 8 and 9 at the Manitowoc County Airport. While the sequester has canceled the military aircraft that usually is a staple of the show, other alternatives, including a jet-powered school bus and outhouse, have now been added to an already eclectic and exciting mix of entertainment. And don't forget that the balloon glow is back. Should be an exciting couple of days in and around the airport.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
579 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
862 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
1025 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
1279 votes

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