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home : community : community November 20, 2014

Chilton Legion, Auxiliary recognize Veterans Day
The Chilton American Legion and its Auxiliary held their annual Veterans Day celebration Nov. 9 at the Altona Supper Club in New Holstein.
Master of ceremonies for the event was Post Commander Kent Katalinick. Auxiliary Chaplain Marianne Lechler presented the Prisoner of War-Missing in Action prayer as well as the table prayer. The dinner program and banquet was hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary honoring the service of veterans. Chairperson for the event was Marianne Lechler and helped by committee members Marjorie Krueger, Sue Ammerman and Judy Hacker.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Holiday programs set at Ledge View Nature Center
As the holidays approach, things at Ledge View Nature Center start to quiet down.
Staff retube young trees now to protect them from rabbits, deer, and meadow mice; packets of stinky (aka "fragrant") soap get hung on taller trees to deter browsing deer; cross-country ski trail signs get put up; and snowshoes are taken out of the shed in anticipation of snow (it is not a dirty four-letter word at the nature center!).

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thanksgiving Day Express plans begin
The Thanksgiving Day Express planning committee is in full swing for the 32st consecutive year of delivering Thanksgiving dinners to elderly and needy individuals and families with "a hot meal and a kind word" throughout the greater Calumet, Manitowoc and Fond du Lac county areas.
The event once again takes place at the Chilton Eagles Club on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Auxiliary donates to causes
President Arlene DeTroye presided over the Oct. 13 meeting of New Holstein American Legion Auxiliary Unit #124.
Colors were advanced by Bonnie Kind and Rita Greuel with the prisoner of war/missing in action chair cover being brought in by Ann Hansen. Chaplain Rosalie Fromm led the group in prayer, including a prayer for the POWs and MIAs.

Monday, November 3, 2014
Harvest event Sunday
St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton is planning its Happy Harvest Celebration for this Sunday, Nov. 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 2014
EL Pops Concert Friday
A Halloween Pops Concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 31 and be repeated at that same time Sunday, Nov. 2 at Elkhart Lake High School, 201 N. Lincoln St.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Caregiver group to meet
The Calumet County Family Caregiver Support Group is planning to meet Thursday, Oct. 30 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Room 301 of the courthouse, located at 206 Court St. in Chilton.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Ledge View events planned
Several programs are coming up at Ledge View Nature Center on Short Road about one mile south of Chilton.
Adult lunch programs are planned for Tuesday, Nov. 18 (Soil & Composting) and Tuesday, Dec. 16 (Wolves). The programs begin at noon and take place over soup, sandwich and coffee. A donation of $5 per person is asked.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Walk-In Clinic hours now offered at CMC
It used to be that when the doctor's office was closed, an emergency department (ED) was the only option for health care.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
October events scheduled at Ledge View
Acorns are falling and leaves have changed color along the trails at Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton.
With this season three annual activities occur at the park.
The fruit press again will be available ($3 for one bushel) for those who would like to bring in apples to make juice. Bring a friend to help, along with a pitcher and jugs for the juice. The press can be used between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, or by appointment.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Medicare info program set
The A, B, C and D's of Medicare is a program scheduled to be presented Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Brillion and Saturday, Oct. 18 in Chilton.
A Calumet County Aging & Disability Resource Center benefit specialist will present the program to anyone who will be new to Medicare or is already on Medicare and would like more information.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Benefit slated
Two New Holstein natives-Dan Beck and Amy Fictum-and their families will benefit from the annual Altona's Packer Bash planned this year for Sunday, Oct. 12 at New Holstein's Altona Supper Club.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Calumet segment to be shown on program
In a special upcoming episode of Discover Wisconsin, the state's top destinations for people with all abilities will be broadcasted across the Midwest.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
MyPlate to be presented in Calumet
A program called "MyPlate" which illustrates the five food groups will be held throughout Calumet County this month.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Rural Life Days set at Pinecrest
Join the Manitowoc County Historical Society and the Mid-Lakes Rustic Iron club as the organizations host the annual Rural Life Days: Tractor Show and Thresheree at Pinecrest Historical Village, 924 Pinecrest Rd., Manitowoc.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Kiel Homecoming spirit spurs Raiders to victory - VIDEO
Kiel High School held its Homecoming activities last week including the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon. During halftime of the football game won by the Raiders, band percussionists clanked on some metal garbage cans. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Mid-Shores HBA Parade of Homes - VIDEO
One of the homes featured at the 7th annual Mid-Shores HBA Parade of Homes held Oct. 2-4 was constructed by Charles Carpentry LLC. The two-story home, owned by Dennis and Jill Preissner, is located on a Sheboygan River lot along Rockville Road, Kiel. Along with Energy Star® the Charles Carpentry team and its subcontractors employed safe, energy efficient building techniques helping the owner re-coup the cost of their project through energy efficient operation. Views of the home's interior include its kitchen, a sitting room adjacent to the kitchen with a view of the river, the great room with fireplace, the five bedrooms including the master bedroom and his and her sinks and private water closet; the home's main entry, and a finished lower level offering a game room, wet bar and entertainment center with fireplace. Five other homes were featured. Visitors toured homes on Andrews Drive, Valders, and Cedar Terrace Road, Kiel constructed by Christel & Heiberger Builders, Inc.; a home on Rockland Beach Road, Hilbert, by K&J Construction and Design LLC; a home on McKayla Drive, town of Harrison by Schmidt Bros Custom Homes, Inc.; and a home on Golf View Drive, Brillion by JMR Builders LLC. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEOS
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
New Holstein Homecoming Week - VIDEO
Last week was Homecoming Week at New Holstein High School, and it got rolling with the annual Powder Puff football game on Tuesday evening. Halftime of that game always features the junior and senior boys doing their respective dance routines. While the homecoming parade on Friday was cancelled, a pep assembly was held in the school gym and included a tug-of-war competition won by the seniors. That class won that competition all four years it has been in high school. Teachers Ted Bonde and Seth Nielsen performed a ribbon dance as well, much to the delight of students. High school choir members sang with the Rock Bottom band on a Rolling Stones number. A pumped-up Husky football team went on to defeat a solid Waupun squad in Friday night's football game. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Kiel Ruby Rockers Fall Harvest Gala
A Kiel Ruby Rockers Fall Harvest Gala took place at Millhome Supper Club Sept. 30. The event attracted 44 chapters, totaling nearly 400 ladies from southeast Wisconsin. The event included a luncheon and entertainment. Humorist July Collins of Sheboygan, dressed as an Idaho potato, kept the ladies chuckling with a sassy play on words monologue. This was followed by a Fun Fashion Show in which funny garb was worn and modeled. The show was officially named Judy's Crazee Fashfuns, created and narrated by Collins with assistance from Patti Coz-Charles. Modeling the zany outfits were Diane Nett, Luann Twohig, Roberta Isaacs, Fran Beckmann and Michelle May. Raffles and door prizes were awarded. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Dive rescue team undertakes training in Chilton - VIDEO
The first class of 12 individuals underwent intensive dive rescue team training this past weekend using the classroom and indoor pool at Chilton Middle School. A second class of 12 individuals will experience the same training evenings this week. Training is being provided by Green Bay Scuba which is owned by Al Pahnke. Three instructors worked with groups of four individuals. Trainees are volunteers from area fire departments who ultimately will be equipped to perform below ice and water surface rescue operations on Lake Winnebago and other nearby bodies of water. The funding for this has been obtained through generous contributions from area individuals, businesses and service organizations.The organization of a dive team was prompted by tragic incidents occurring in the eastern and northern portions of Lake Winnebago where no area dive team rescue operation existed. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Steam and Gas Engine Show - VIDEO
The R.S. Vintage Steels 21st Annual Steam & Gas Engine Show which this year featured the Massey-Harris tractor line took place Sept. 19-20 at Calumetville. The event featured a rock crusher, saw mill, shingle mill, blacksmith, antique tractors, gas & steam engines, a flea market, toy tractor displays, special antique, boat motor displays, threshing, antique general store, primitive camping and antique cars & trucks. A parade of equipment took place both days. Next year's event will feature the Minneapolis-Moline tractor line. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Chilton Homecoming Pep Rally - VIDEO
Chilton High School observed homecoming activities last week (Sept. 14-18) Class competitions occurred all week, including dress-up days, hall decorating and business window painting. On Friday, the student body assembled in the gymnasium for a pep rally in anticipation of the school's football game that evening - the Chilton Tigers against the Mischicot Indians. Band renditions, competitions, routines by the cheerleading team and dance team and cheers made up part of the pep rally. A parade of decorated floats followed in downtown Chilton. Saturday night a dance was held in the high school commons. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
St. Nazians Annual Street Fest - VIDEO
St. Nazianz held its annual Street Fest Saturday, Sept. 19 with a parade, music, food and entertainment. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Fall Food & Energy Fest VIDEO
Ledge View Nature Center was the site of the Fifth Annual Fall Food and Energy Fest which occurred Sept. 12. The food at the Fest is hearty, locally grown and natural organic. Also available were fresh-pressed apple juice, root beer floats, burgers, toasted cheese sandwiches, chili, Scoop's Ice Cream Parlor's homemade ice cream, and Bourguignon Stew. Farmer's Market items featured fresh produce. Home brewed beer and wine booths picqued the interest of visitors. Renewable energy exhibits, plug-in cars and other alternative sustainable energy sources were showcased. Fun games for kids included scarecrow stuffing, pumpkin painting and a hay bale maze. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Crafty Apple Fest VIDEO
The seventh annual Chilton Crafty Apple Fest which took place in Chilton Sept. 12 drew roughly 100 vendors and a steady stream of folks browsing throughout the day among the booths displaying a wide variety of items, crafts and foods. Family activities including a large inflatable play area, face painting, pinewood derby race track, and pumpkin bowling made it a truly friendly community event. The Red Star Express made a return appearance providing bluegrass, country, gospel and other music stylings. The yearly event is organized by the Chilton Chamber of Commerce. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Zion Lutheran Church Fall Fest - VIDEO
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kiel is located at 19214 CTH XX, just a few miles east of Kiel in Louis Corners. Saturday Sept. 12, 2009 the congregation celebrated their annual Family Fall Fest with entertainment and games for the children as well as horse drawn wagon rides and delicious foods. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Saturday, September 12, 2009
2009 Calumet County Fair - VIDEO
Buckets of Fun was the theme of the 2009 Calumet County Fair which took place Sept. 4-7 with plenty of choices for fairgoers. Magnificent weather created a perfect venue for the Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin. The four day event included exhibits in the traditional categories, the judging of animals, amusement rides galore, information booths, the judging of garden vegetables, flowers, clothing and wine, a team roping event, horse pulling and related events such as the stick horse race, and fun events from magic performances to the Catch-A-Pig contest. And of course, the fair had plenty of live music groups and grandstand entertainment from stock car racing to the demolition derby. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Friday, September 11, 2009
NH Elementary dedicates new walking trail and fitness equipment - VIDEO
The new walking trail and fitness equipment outside New Holstein Elementary School was formally dedicated last Friday morning. Below, members of the Kiwanis Club which helped school maintenance staff assemble the equipment led the way while staff members (above) demonstrated each piece for the kids. Phy ed teachers helped write a grant application which helped pay for the equipment along with cookie dough sale funds. Maintenance man Fred Weber drew up the plan for the trail system, which will be used in phy ed classes, at recess and by the general public. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Elkhart Lake Farmers & Artisans Market - VIDEO
Saturday, August 29, 2009, Elkhart Lake's Historic Railroad Depot (corner of Rhine & Lake Streets). This popular and ever-growing Elkhart Lake Farmers & Artisans Market is open every Saturday morning from June through mid-October. Open 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Relay for Life '09 - VIDEO
Relay for Life, an annual overnight event, held Aug. 21-22 at the New Holstein High School athletic track, celebrates the lives of those who have had cancer (survivors), remembers those who died from cancer, and is a gathering of those who are fighting back against a disease that takes many lives. This year, a birthday theme was celebrated, drawing attention to the anniversary years which cancer survivors are marking. Campsites too were decorated with the birthday theme and each team entered a 'fake cake" for judging. A silent auction was held. A special luminaria ceremony was conducted remembering those who were lost to cancer. Dollars raised through Relay For Life provide hope to people in the community. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 24, 2009
12th Annual Moosefest - VIDEO
The 12th Annual "Moosefest" benefiting Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin took place in Osman, WI. The Moosefest '09 charity fundraiser was held Aug. 21-23. Former Green Bay Packer Tim Harris made an appearance. Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels attended the event after skydiving to the grounds Sunday. Other activities held during the weekend-long festivities included: volleyball tournaments, miniature bowling, tent races, bikini bike wash, Power Wheels obstacle courses, kids entertainment, vendors, a pig and corn roast, dunk tank, silent auction and live music by various bands. Fireworks were held Saturday evening. A parade was scheduled for noon on Aug. 23. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 24, 2009
N.E.W. Zoo visits New Holstein - VIDEO
Live Zoo Animals visited the New Holstein Public Library, Aug. 19 for about an hour. The N.E.W. Zoo of Green Bay talked about animals and allowed participants to get up close to briefly touch and view an armadillo, rabbit, porcupine, snake and turtle. There was no cost to those in attendance and the library was filled to capacity. Zookeepers Lindsay Krebs and summer intern Megan Hannon assisted with the explanation of each animals habitat, mannerisms and lifestyle. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 24, 2009
Kiel Custom Car Show - VIDEO
The annual Kiel Custom Car Show took place in Kiel City Park Aug. 16. Owners showcased their gleaming vintage vehicles and were not dismayed when a light rain changed their appearance for a short time. Visitors, some collectors themselves, walked among the cars checking them inside and out, talking to owners about their hobby. As always, others dreamt of undertaking the hobby themselves but skills, time and money might be things that interfere right now with carrying it out. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
SS. Peter & Paul 150th anniversary celebration - VIDEO
The congregation of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel, marked its 150th anniversary with a special celebration Aug. 16. A Mass was celebrated with Green Bay Diocesan Bishop David Ricken presiding and preaching. Concelebrating were Salvatorian Fathers Loren Nys, Michael Burns, Cletus LaMere and Jeffrey Wocken, and Fr. Robert Kollath, who as pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, Chilton serves as moderator of Ss. Peter & Paul. Deacon Pat Knier assisted. In conjunction with the Mass, Joseph Zenk was officially commissioned as the parish director. A large group photo was taken outside the church of those who attended the celebration. A luncheon was served afterwards. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Kiel Parade 2009 - VIDEO
Here are a few scenes from the Kiel Parade, 2009, "Life on the Farm." The parade is sponsored by the Kiel Area Association of Commerce. Click the headline to view the video.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Uptown Commons Grand Opening Celebration - VIDEO
A grand opening and official ribbon cutting ceremon Tuesday, Aug. 11 anointed Chilton's newest senior apartment facility on Main Street named Uptown Commons. Philip Schultz, a partner with Horizon Management based in Madison served as master of ceremonies for the outdoor ceremony. A number of speakers -city officials and Horizon Management staff - recognized and applauded all who were responsible for what was described as an attractive and comfortable residence of quality construction that will serve senior housing needs for decades to come. On behalf of the city of Chilton, Mayor Tom Reinl read aloud a proclamation in which he declared last Tuesday Senior Citizens Recognition Day. A plaque was awarded to Horizon Management officials toward that purpose. Following ceremonies, visitors were invited to tour the facility. Lunch was also served to guests. Under sunny skies, the Jerry Schneider Band played background music. Brandon Froom serves as the leasing consultant for Uptown Commons and is available at 46 Main St., Chilton and can be reached at 849-4477 to conduct lease signings or simply obtain information. Half of the apartments are currently being rented. Apartments remain available at this time. Mark and Arleen Gebhart are serving as the residential managers of the facility. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
57th Annual 2009 Stream Engine Show - VIDEO
The 57th Annual 2009 Steam Engine Show took place at the Calumet County Fairgrounds, Chilton, Aug. 8-9. This year's show featured Orphans & Oddballs 2010 Wisconsin Made. There was also a toy show and expanded flea market. Other attractions included a complete sawmill in operation; threshers, feed mills, feed cutters, clover hullers, and sawing shingles. Each day threshing grain took place powered by steam engines. Steam engines of different makes, including a model steam engine, were on display as well as gas tractors, gasoline engines and old farm machinery. A special feature was the Ladies of Wisconsin Antique Steam Engine Club booth. The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Steam Antique Engine Club, Inc. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
St. Cloud's 100th Anniversary celebration - VIDEO
St. Cloud has not had a parade in decades, so it did it up right on Saturday as the Fond du Lac County village celebrated the 100th anniversary of its incorporation. A morning-long rain ended about an hour before the start of the parade, and thousands of people lined the main thoroughfare through the community to see the parade and catch up with old friends. A giant cake was pushed through the parade by an all-terrain vehicle, then displayed at Village Park before being sliced. Old photos from the community were on display in the Community Center, as was the large curtain which once hung in the Opera House. The Klement's Racing Sausages and members of the University of Wisconsin Band also highlighted the parade and activities in the park later. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 10, 2009
Department of Transportation officials answer Hwy 151 construction questions - VIDEO
State Senator Jos. Leibham (R-Sheboygan) orchestrated a question and answer session Aug. 5 with local residents who asked questions of Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) officials about the US Hwy 151 construction project taking place in the Town of Calumet (Foind du Lac County) and Town of Brothertown (Calumet County). The informational session took place at the Town of Calumet Fire Station. DOT officials on hand were Mike Berg, regional director; Matthew Haefs, P.E. project manager, and David Barber, residential engineer. Officials said on Sept. 1 the roadway will remain closed to through traffic but will be open for people conducting business in the area. The entire project will be completed Oct. 15 when the road will be open to all traffic. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 10, 2009
CMC Progressive Ag Safety Day - VIDEO
Calumet Medical Center's Progressive Agriculture Safety Day was an injury prevention program for eight to 12-year-old children that addressed home, outdoors and agricultural topics.Topics for the 2009 Safety Day demonstrations and discussions included: fire, natural gas, snowmobile/ice, farm equipment, hand tools, food,hand hygiene, bike helmet awareness, alcohol/tobacco awareness, navigating outdoors and airbag awareness. The event was held Tuesday, July 28, 2009 with a rescue simulation at 8 a.m. on the Calumet County Fairgrounds. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Launching of summer youth employment pilot at High Cliff - VIDEO
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman July 23 at the High Cliff State Park boat landing launched a summer youth employment pilot, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded project, to help fight aquatic invasive species. Two of the employed water boat inspectors assigned to the Lake Winnebago System David Carroll of Kimberly and Joe Madison of Brillion were on hand to demonstrate the steps taken in the inspection process. The demonstration project is a collaborative effort with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Also present for the event were Executive Admistrator/CEO Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. Cheryl Welch; Diane Schauer who serves as aquatic invasive species (AIS) coordinator for Calumet County, and State Assembly Rep. Al Ott (R-Forest Junction). Funding is available to hire up to 55 youths performing water boat inspections in 11 different Workforce Development regions of the state. the Lake Winnebago System sustains a recreational fishery that annually contributes $234 million to the local economy. Steps taken to improve water quality and water habitat make a positive impact on the economic picture. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Good Shepherd Parish of Chilton Annual Picnic - VIDEO
Good Shepherd Parish of Chilton held their annual Picnic "Sharing Our Heritage"

On Saturday July 25, 2009 a Pig Roast assisted by Dennis and Donna Koenigs - began at 4 p.m. kicking off the event. Mini bowling and games for the kids were also available under the backdrop of DJ - Dr. Doobie and fireworks later on after dusk. A silent auction, bake sale, 50/50 raffles and attendance prizes added to the festivities. On Sunday July 26 The Steeple Chase bike run, outdoor Polka Mass, grilled chicken dinner, bingo and music by Clete Bellin Band rounded out the weekend. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Silver Dollar Days in Howards Grove - VIDEO
Silver Dollar Days in Howards Grove on Sunday, July 19, 2009 started with a parade route starting at the city's middle school and ending toward Piggly Wiggly. The one and a half hour parade was complete with several local businesses, bands and volunteers. The Kiel Municipal Band, Howards Grove School Band, and a polka variety band also performed. Beautiful weather and smiling faces made the event memorable. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Womanhood through the ages - VIDEO
"Womanhood through the ages" sponsored by the Sheboygan Historical Society and Museum depicted eras of women throughout history between the years 1860 to modern day. Different areas of focus included suffragist movements, clothing styles, child rearing, educational standards, careers and hobbies and social expectations to name a few. Volunteers of the museum and guest speakers engaged visitors in conversation and revelations in the vast changes woman have encountered in politics, entreprenurial ventures, economics and trade. The event was held Saturday, July 18, 2009. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Carson Kugler makes special appearance at KPL - VIDEO
Carson Kugler has storyboarded on a number of well-known cartoons, most notably as a storyboard director for Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Squarepants and Hey Arnold. He made a special appearance at the Kiel Public Library July 9, 2009 to show children how to draw cartoon characters and how an animation series is produced. Carson's recent exhibitions include Telling Stories out of School: Midwest Illustrators Arthur Geisert, Kevin Henkes and Tina and Carson Kugler at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, WI, and a gallery show at Stumpjack Coffee in Two Rivers, WI in 2009. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, July 13, 2009
Li'l Abner at the Engler Center- VIDEO
"Li'l Abner" is being performed by Calumet County Community Theatre at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts (Chilton High School). Performances took place July 10-11 and additional performances will take place July 16-17 at 7 p.m., and July 18 at 2 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10 and at-the-door are $12. The public may reserve tickets online at: www.engler center.com. Kyle R. Pingel serves as director. Music director is Shawn Postell; choreographer is Miki Wise and vocal director is Aaron Juhl. Li'l Abner is a musical with a book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, music by Gene De Paul, and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Based on the comic strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp, the show is, on the surface, a broad spoof of hillbillies but is also a pointed satire taking on any number of topics, ranging from an incompetent United States federal government to standards of masculinity.The plot centers on two things: first, Dogpatch, the town that is the main setting of the comic strip, has been declared the "most unnecessary town" in the U.S. and is set to be turned into a nuclear testing site; second, the baby tonic (Yokumberry Tonic) that Abner has been fed all his life by his mother, Mammy Yokum, is discovered to be a potion that makes men strong and handsome, but also utterly uninterested in romance. The town is ultimately saved when a plaque is discovered declaring that its local hero and Town Founder, the Confederate General Jubilation T. Cornpone was, by virtue of his incompetence, so instrumental in the defeat of his own army as to be a hero of the Republic. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, July 13, 2009
Annual New Holstein Firemen's Picnic - VIDEO
Gorgeous summer weather greeted the thousands of attendees who took part in the various activities of the annual New Holstein Firemen's Picnic over the weekend. As has been the case for the last 10 years, a highlight of the picnic was the fireworks show staged by New Holstein native Bruce Brocker and his crew which took place Saturday night. A first-time highlight was an appearance by about 30 members of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band in both the parade on Sunday and then a "Fifth Quarter" show in Civic Park afterward. People circled around the band in the shade of the park's giant trees and had a blast as the band played. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, July 13, 2009
NH Aquatic Center Open House and Dedication - VIDEO
The first official splashes made into the still waters of the New Holstein Aquatic Center followed its dedication in ceremonies held July 4 at the community pool. The children whose essays caught the eye of the judging committee on why they wanted to be among the first to cascade down the water slides were Teddy Schnell, Janna Meyer and Ronald Balazs. New Holstein Mayor Dianne Reese praised community leaders whose vision made it happen and cited it as a project that was truly doable. New Holstein Kiwanis chairperson Jerry Hallstrom spoke of the history of pool construction in New Holstein. He told how Irwin Heus donated three acres of land and how the city of New Holstein purchased another 3.3 adjacent acres for $1,000 and how the former pool cost $65,000 with Tecumseh Products having donated $25,000 of that. That pool opened in June of 1961. "And now 48 years later you see what we have accomplished," said Hallstrom. Swimming pool committee chairman Gene Woelfel told those gathered for the open house and dedication that in making decisions about the new pool discussion focused about what would best meet the needs of the community, especially the children. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Art in a Suitcase - VIDEO
Mary Tooley, the suitcase lady, says, "I like to think of Art In A Suitcase as a little natural history museum that travels. The young people and I talk about the people, places and animals that make planet earth such a wonderful home."

Mary entertained children and families at the Kiel Community Center on July 1 for an hour long discussion of art, using one's imagination and how an American artist taught elephants how to paint. Mary Tooley taught art to young children for 20 years. She now does Art In A Suitcase full time, presenting her original programs to over 20,000 children each year. She presented a book written by Katya Arnold an artist and a teacher at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn, who wrote "Elephants Can Paint Too!" This work features photographs of both children and elephants painting. (Young readers will be fascinated by how an elephant holds the paintbrush - with a crossbar added to the handle, the animal can hold it in its trunk.) With her husband, the artist Alex Melamid, Arnold became interested in the plight of elephants in Asia that had lost the traditional jobs they once performed. When Thailand cut back on logging, for example, at least 3,000 domesticated elephants were no longer needed for hauling felled trees. What to do with all those elephants no longer earning their keep? Arnold and Melamid got the idea to establish schools to teach elephants to paint, and their foundation sells the pictures on its Web site. Tooley expressed the importance of imagination, nature and art in her presentation. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Thursday, July 2, 2009
Calumet County Sundae on a Dairy Farm at Holsum-Elm Dairy, LLC - VIDEO
The 24th Annual Calumet County "Sundae" on a Dairy Farm was celebrated Sunday, June 28 marking June Dairy Month at the Holsum - Elm Dairy, LLC near Hilbert. Sponsored by the Calumet County Dairy Promotion Committee, the event consisted of tours of the dairying operation, a first-hand look at how cow manure can be made into electric megawatts, booths and demonstrations such as butter churning; children's activities, a puppet show, a bale maze, cheese samples, brats and of course ice cream Sundaes. The Kenn and Mary Buelow extended host family was introduced to the public. Mike Austin, TV broadcaster for Green Bay's Channel 5 served as master of ceremonies. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 29, 2009
Lakeshore Two-Cylinder Club Antique Tractor and Equipment Show - VIDEO
The 17th Annual Lakeshore Two-Cylinder Club Antique Tractor & Equipment Show took place at Newton Firefighter's Park June 27-28. The event featured Minneapolis Moline and Case tractors. Various demonstrations took place using antique equipment. Visitors viewed blacksmithing, wood working done on a treadle lathe, wood working done with old fashioned hand tools, a cornhusking machine at work, a 1918 baling machine producing hay bales, and a rebuilt saw mill. There were plenty of antique tractors on display, and a tractor pull event. - CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 29, 2009

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