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July 15, 2012

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Published Twice Monthly In Kohler, WI
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219 Church St., Kohler, WI 53044
Volume 7, Number13
JULY 15, 2012
Kohler kids! Shine up your bikes,wagons, and doll buggies and be part of the Centennial parade!
The annual Doll Buggy Paradewill take place in conjunction withthe Village’s Centennial parade onSaturday, August 4. Kids are in-vited to decorate bikes, wagons,(and doll buggies) and meet atParking Lot C of the Kohler Com- pany at 11:00 a.m. (Lot C is thesame lot used for parking for theU.S. Women’s Open. Take High-land Dr. to Twin Oaks Rd.). The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call SuzanneFink at 920-783-6056.
Calling all Kohler grads: multi-classreunion planned for Centennial weekend
Kohler graduates! Catch upwith old friends and classmates byattending the Kohler High SchoolGrad reunion on Saturday, August4 from 6:00-11:00 p.m. at LostWoods Park (corner of Valley Rd.and CTH PP). The event will fol-low the Village of Kohler Centen-nial parade/picnic, which will endat 4:00 p.m.Food, beer, and wine will beavailable for purchase, (carry-inswill also be allowed). Entertain-ment will be provided by a DJ.The reunion is open to allKohler High School graduates,their significant others, and KHSteachers and staff. Registration isrequested.Cost is $10 per person by July25, or $15 on the day of the event.Send payment by check to: Kohler High Grads, P.O. Box 306 Kohler,WI 53044, or drop checks off atthe Village Clerk’s office at theKohler Village Hall. Questionsmay be directed tokohlergrads@charter.net or callLynn Siever Rousse at (920) 457-6165.
Village Centennialcelebration comingup August 3-4
The Village of Kohler will cel-ebrate it’s 100th birthday Fridayand Saturday, August 3-4, 2012.Sky
House Band will kick off the festivities on Friday night, Au-gust 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the ravine bowl, with fireworks during inter-mission. Concessions during theconcert will be provided by theKohler Fire Department.On Saturday, a special Centen-nial parade will wind its waythrough the Village featuringnearly 30 groups including theWisconsin Badgers MarchingBand, Milwaukee Brewers racingsausages, and a number of localdance teams, equestrian groups,floats, and much more! The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at the intersec-tion of Highland Dr. and OrchardRd. (in front of the DesignCenter),and travels down School St., thenValley Rd. to Lost Woods Park,where a community picnic will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m.until 4:00 p.m. Picnic goers may bring their own picnic basket, or  purchase food and drinks from theKohler Police Athletic League.For more information, includ-ing a complete list of the paradelineup, visitcentennial.kohlervillager.com
 By Kevin Struck 
I had the opportunity to attendthe recent women’s golf champi-onship at Blackwolf Run on behalf of The Kohler Villager. Having alsoattended in 1998, I was looking for-ward to this year’s tournament, andI was not disappointed. Thegrounds were beautiful, the fanswere friendly and respectful, andthe players, especially the winner,South Korean Na Yeon Choi, dis- played skill and an appreciation fothe opportunity to play for thechampionship in Kohler.The hot weather, of course,dominated conversations the firsttwo days of the tournament. I heardthe word “brutal” more than oncefrom fans and reporters, but the players, for the most part, seemedto take it in stride.“If you drink, don't drive. Don'teven putt,” Dean Martin once joked. Plenty of drinking occurredduring play, but it wasn’t the kindMartin was referring to. LexiThompson, the 17-year-old Ameri-can prodigy whose average drivingdistance is the same as men’s worldnumber one Luke Donald (274yards), said she drank at least one bottle of water per hole, and other  players echoed her. But Thompsonwas quick to add that she was fromsouth Florida, was used to the heat,and played every day, no matter how hot. German golfer SandraGal, who finished third, added,“You know, I think we got a little preview last week in Arkansas. Itwas pretty similar, so I knew howto prepare and what to do out there.Obviously, it was quite draining, but if you keep hydrated it’s fine.”
Observations fromthe 2012 U.S.Women’s Open
Continued on page 2
By the end of the tournament itwasn’t the heat that caused themost trouble for the players—itwas the course itself. Scores soaredon Saturday and Sunday, with onlytwo players finishing the tourna-ment under par. Lee Trevino onceremarked, “Columbus went aroundthe world in 1492. That isn't a lotof strokes when you consider thecourse.” Columbus would’ve hadhis work cut out for him at Black-wolf Run.Poor Michelle Wie began theweekend in second place, four under par and full of hope. Shefaded quickly, however, ending thetournament tied for 35th place, tenshots over par. South Korean JiminKang described the challenges of the course well when she said,“Every single shot, every singlehole I gotta like pay attention everysingle shot, because there’s no shotyou can take, awe, just let me graba driver and rip it and see what hap- pens. No. No. No.”Speaking of Wie, there was a buzz among the fans early Saturday prior to her appearance. A headlinegrabber since she burst onto thescene as a 13-year-old, the slender six-foot-one-inch tall player fromHawaii always attracts attention.“That’s what I want to see,” saidone fan walking toward the firsttee, “how tall she is.” By SundayWie hadn’t lost any of her height, but the buzz was gone anyway, asshe had fallen well off the leader  board.Wie wasn’t the only one whohad problems. After a wayward teeshot on 11, I overheard 2007 Openchamp Cristie Kerr’s frustration boil over as she barked, “Dang it!What are you doing?!” (I hadn’t been doing anything—just watch-ing, honest.) Some players though,
US. Women’s Open winner Na Yeon Choi.
 
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WisDOT detailsHighway 23 andCounty Road Y project
 By Kevin Struck 
Staff from the Wisconsin De- partment of Transportation’s Northeast Region hosted an infor-mation meeting at the Kohler Vil-lage Hall on June 26 to providedetails about road work that willclose parts of the State Highway23 and County Road Y inter-change for several months in early2014. Comments from the publicwere also solicited. The improve-ments are being proposed to im- prove driver safety, as well as pavement and structure conditions.Although the time line couldchange, work is slated to begin inMarch of 2014 and take four months, according to WisDOT project manager Paul Brauer.Under the current plan, the twooff-ramps will be shut down andworked on for two months, andthen the same procedure will befollowed for the two on-ramps. Atleast one lane in each direction onCounty Road Y and Highway 23will remain open during both shutdowns. Access to nearby proper-ties will be maintained during theroad work. WisDOT hopes to keepthe Old Plank Road Trail open asa paved surface where it crossesCounty Road Y. However, for short periods when a paved sur-face becomes too difficult to ac-commodate, the trail will at least be accessible as a gravel surface.WisDOT intends to replace thedeteriorating pavement on all four of the interchange ramps and willreplace the pavement on CountyRoad Y from 120 feet south of theOld Plank Road Trail to 300 feetnorth of the westbound Highway23 ramp terminal intersection. The project includes a bridge deck overlay and repainting of the steelon the County Road Y structureover Highway 23.There will be two designchanges as well: 1) the free flowlane merging southbound ontoCounty Road Y from the west- bound Highway 23 off-ramp will be reconstructed as a standard in-tersection approach to improvedriver vision and safety, and 2) anexclusive right turn lane will beadded from northbound CountyRoad Y to the Highway 23 west- bound on-ramp.The improvements resultingfrom the reconstruction and recon-ditioning are expected to last about20 years.
U.S. Women’s Open,
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took what little consolation theycould. Although she was a dismal10 over for the day, amateur Emma Talley smiled broadly and patted her caddy on the back after she birdied the 12th hole.After the tournament was over,I had time to reflect on the differ-ences between the 1998 and 2012events. One obvious differencewas the impact of technology. In1998 none of the players had Face- book pages and no one was tweet-ing updates from the course. Infact, your cell phone—if you hadone—had to stay in the car in1998. This year, in a first for theUSGA, cell phones were allowedif they were kept on vibrate.Members of the media couldleave their pencils behind their ears at this year’s tournament, be-cause a large number of interviewswere transcribed and emailed di-rectly to their inboxes. That wouldhave been an unknown luxury in1998.Halfway through the tourna-ment my uncle in Florida textedme that he was watching on televi-sion and the course looked beauti-ful. I’m sure the course was beautiful in 1998 too, but I doubtwhether my uncle was watchingthe tournament on a large HD TVlike he was this year.Oddly enough, the leaderboardsscattered throughout the courseseemed to be the one componentthat had avoided technology’s in-fluence. It was almost humorous tosee the volunteer marshals scram- bling by hand for the right numbersand letters to manually keep the boards up to date.Another difference, post 9/11,was, unfortunately, the emphasisthat had to be placed on security.There were no major incidents,however, so law enforcement offi-cials are to be commended for their efforts.Finally, anyone could see therewas a difference in the players.Today’s players are younger, in better shape, and more diverse intheir origins. Se Ri Pak’s victory in1998 inspired an entire generationof Asian players, including 2012champion Na Yeon Choi, whowatched the 1998 event on televi-sion as a nine-year-old and madeup her mind she was going to be agolfer. Looks like that decisionworked out pretty well for her.
 
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Kohler High School selectedConnor Hogan and Tim Valicentias 2012 representatives to the 71stsession of Badger Boys State.Badger Boys State is a youth lead-ership program sponsored by theWisconsin American Legion de-signed to educate youth in the du-ties, privileges, rights andresponsibilities of American citi-zenship. The program has been de-veloped on the fundamental principle that young people learn best by actively participating in the process. As much as possible, themechanics of government inBadger Boys State are modeledafter Wisconsin's own governmentat the city, county and state levels.Hogan, the son of Karen andRod Hogan, is a junior at Kohler High School and was electedTreasurer for his party at Badger Boys State. He is actively involvedin Varsity Soccer and Basketball,Key Club, Future ProblemSolvers, Engineering Club, SwingChoir and National Honor Society.He is also a volunteer soccer coachand a lunch buddy at Kohler Ele-mentary School and plays soccer for FC Milwaukee.Valicenti, the son of Tom andJeanne Valicenti, is a junior atKohler High School and waselected Treasurer at Boy's Badger State. He is actively involved inVarsity Tennis, Math Team, Engi-neering Club, Testingthe Waters, National Honor Soci-ety, and math and science tutoring.He plays tennis for the Kohler USTA team and was a 2012 WIAABoys Tennis doubles medalist.Badger Boys State representa-tives are selected by high schoolsthroughout Wisconsin based ontheir qualifications as good stu-dents, exhibiting strong leadershipskills and being in the top of their class. Since the program's incep-tion in 1939, Badger Boys Statehas had a positive impact on thelives of over 62,500 students. Pre-vious Badger Boys State graduatesare prominent today as leaders in public office, business and thearmed forces. The week long pro-gram was held in June at RiponCollege. The annual program brings together approximately 850high school students from acrossWisconsin to create a 51st stateknown as Badger Boys State.
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