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Results of school survey presented
at open forum

The results of Kohler School
District’s Strategic Communication Plan survey were presented to
about 45 in attendance at an open
forum at the school on January 11.
The survey, which was conducted in November/December by
School Perceptions, LLC sought
input toward helping the district
develop a communications plan
that meets the needs and priorities
of the community.

The survey results showed
that overall, respondents were
very satisfied with the District.
All results and data can be
viewed in full by clicking the “Strategic Communication Plan” link at
kohlerpublicschools.org.
The responses for just the communications section of the survey
showed that 72% of parents rated
the District’s communication as
either very or somewhat effec-

Executives from Kohler Co.,
Sargento Foods Inc., Bemis Manufacturing Company, and Aurora
Health Care joined area economic
development leaders at a January
5 press conference in Sheboygan
to announce a new collective effort to address labor shortages.
Thousands of positions are currently available, with hundreds
more expected to be added in the
next few months. Some are newly created positions, while others
will open through retirements.
From August 2011 through
August 2015 Sheboygan County
saw the strongest job growth (7.3
percent) of any county in eastern
Wisconsin and nearly double the
statewide rate, according to Dane
Checolinski, director of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC).
There are roughly 2,400 open positions throughout the community,
compared to the estimated 2,069
people classified as unemployed.
If the trend continues, Sheboygan
County will add another 1,000
jobs in 2016.
Steve Cassady, vice president
of supply chain and operations at
Kohler Co., said the firm currently
has 337 new full-time, year-round
job openings, with only 21 of the
openings being hourly factory
work. Almost three-quarters of
the openings are for administrative and professional positions in
areas such as engineering, sales,
logistics, information technology, and marketing and finance. If
retirements are included, Kohler

Co. has 500 openings. Throw in
seasonal positions, and the total
number of available openings at
Kohler Co. comes out to roughly
850.
Plymouth-based
Sargento
Foods Inc. currently has 80 positions open, and 300 are expected
to be added in 2016 due to retirements. Aurora Health Care, which
employs 1,700 in Sheboygan
County, said it hires 100-150 yearly, including recruitment of ten
doctors per year. Bemis Manufacturing Company, which employs
1,500, also expects many positions opening due to retirements.
“If you’re underemployed or
stuck in a cycle of temporary
work, Sheboygan County firms
have full-time careers that offer
opportunity for advancement.
Only five percent of Sheboygan
County job postings are for temporary or seasonal workers,” said
Checolinski. Though more than
35 percent of the area’s job offerings require a four-year degree,
many companies offer entry level
jobs covering all aspects of training investment and compensation
levels for full-time employment
that can pay as much as $35,000
per year.
The main roadblock to attracting new talent to Sheboygan
County (and Wisconsin in general) cited by business leaders is
the stigma attached to the state
as being too rural and too cold.
Louie Gentine, CEO of Sargento
Foods Inc., said, “I think unfortunately we live in an area where it’s

tive. They prefer to receive most
of their communication regarding
the District through conversations
with teachers and administrators,
while Village residents would like
to receive that information from
The Kohler Villager and District
newsletters/mailings. Parents consistently use the District and
school websites to get information.

Area business leaders unveil initiative to
address labor shortage

harder for people to feel like they
would be comfortable,” said Gentine. “Often times, unfortunately,
people stop when the word ‘Wisconsin’ is said. And that’s really
unfortunate.”
Based on many online comments on Milwaukee news websites, many people outside of
Sheboygan associate the area with
quirky news headlines and a provincialism. One Milwaukee radio
station used to broadcast a regular
feature poking fun at Sheboygan.
But many who finally visit Sheboygan County often leave with a
different impression. Last fall, for
example, Kevin Struck, Growth
Management Educator for Sheboygan County’s UW-Extension,
hosted a group of community planners from northeastern Wisconsin.
Many in the group were pleasantly surprised by the redevelopment
along the riverfront and the lake.
“I never would’ve guessed it was
so nice down there,” one of the

planners said. “This isn’t the way
I imagined Sheboygan,” said another.
Last year the UW-Extension
held a “secret shopper” type program where a small group of
young professionals from Kenosha visited Sheboygan, Kohler
and Sheboygan Falls to gauge
first impressions of the area. (Sheboygan professionals also visited
Kenosha for the same purpose).
Most respondents from Kenosha
said they would consider working
or starting a business in Sheboygan after visiting and talking to
business owners. They said the
most outstanding features of the
area were the civic pride, transit
system, lakefront, art museum,
river area, newer Kohler neighborhoods, and the general “warmth
and charm.” They also noted that
the Children’s Museum, farmer’s market, golf courses, charter
fishing, Fork to Table restaurant,
and local river walk vendors were

amenities that would bring them
back to the community.
In a broad effort to counter the negative perception and
create a more positive first impression of Sheboygan County,
the (SCEDC) and the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) unveiled a new
workforce attraction website at
SomeplaceBetter.org. Visitors to
the website will have to dig deeper to discover where that “Someplace Better” actually is. The front
page of the website doesn’t name
any location, but showcases Sheboygan County as still offering the
American dream with its beauty
and strong sense of community,
job listings culled from various
online sources, information on
housing, educational alternatives
for children, community and lifestyle information, and a printable
newcomer’s welcome guide.
“We are trying to get past the
preconceived notions of ‘rural’ and preconceived notions of
‘cold’ before individuals learn
what this area has,” said Checolinski. The SCEDC also plans to
promote the “Someplace Better”
campaign at job fairs. Betsy Alles,
Executive Director for the SCCC
stated, “Sheboygan County offers
a better life balance with short
commutes, globally-focused companies, world class recreation, innovative, award-winning schools
and friendly, safe communities.
We are truly Someplace Better.”

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• Newer ranch handicap accessible, open concept
• Huge eat-in kitchen, turn French door
• Wood fireplace, master Jacuzzi tub
• Walk-out lower level mother-in-law suite
• Lower 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room
• Attached 1 car garage, additional 6 car garage

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• Luxurious hardwood floors, sunroom
• Living room with high vaulted ceiling
• Finished lower rec room and laundry
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VACANT LOT

• Spacious Living Room, 3 season room
• 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1397 Sq Ft
• New flooring, kitchen oak cabinetry

• Extremely Rare find in Kohler
• .26 Acre level lot in West 4
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• Private back yard, 1 car attached garage

• Approved building plan available

$107,900

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$74,900

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• 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, walk-in closet,
• Gas fireplace, open concept, hardwood floor
• 3 Car garage, town sewer & water

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• 3 Bedroom, 3 bath Condo with walk-out lower
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• Cathedral ceilings, fireplace, family room
• Fantastic kitchen with granite countertops
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Updated window, maint-free exterior
Lower rec room and ½ bath
Detached _ car garage – Great location
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Obituaries

Frances Magdalen Sass (1915-2015)
Frances Magdalen Sass, age
100, passed away peacefully
Thursday evening, October 8,
2015 at Pine Haven Christian
Home where she was a resident
for the past fifteen years.
She was born September 9,
1915 in Sheboygan to Anton and
Frances (Podbrager) Machtig.
On December 28, 1935 Frances
and Walter Sass were united in
marriage at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. The couple
then made their home in Kohler.
Walter preceded her in death on
October 22, 1987.
Frances was a member of St.
John Evangelist Catholic Parish in
Kohler and the St. Ann Society.
She was an excellent homemaker,
a great cook, and gifted quilt maker. She always had a kind word for
everyone and put her family and
friends first. She will be missed
but her words of wisdom will live
on for her family. Dont worry, be
happy!
Frances is survived by two
sons, Robert P. (Frances) Sass
of Cedar Grove and Richard L.
(Deborah) Sass of Sheboygan;

one daughter, Mary E. (Richard
L.) Ashley of Fitchburg, WI; four
grandchildren, Lori (Doug) Smit
of Hull, IA, Robert (Mary) Sass of
Sheboygan, Jon (Kris) Sass of Cedar Grove, Michael Sass of Sheboygan; nine great-grandchildren,
David (Trisha) Smit of Sioux Center, IA, Dustin Smit of Hull, IA,
Kelsey Smit of Hull, IA, Robert
Sass of Madison, Samantha (special friend, Ben) Sass of Sheboygan, Lucas Sass of Sheboygan,
Katie (special friend, Joe) Sass of
Cedar Grove, Emily Sass of Cedar Grove, and Lyndsay Sass of
Cedar Grove; and other relatives
and friends.
Funeral services were held at
Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Rev.
Robert Lotz, Pastor of St. John
Evangelist Catholic Church in
Kohler officiated. Entombment
was at Gardens of Peace Mausoleum in Kohler. A memorial fund
was been established in her name.
The family would like to extend a
heartfelt thank you to the excellent staff at Pine Haven Christian
Home for their kindness and loving care over the years.

Sharon A. Skeris (1948 - 2015)
Sharon A. Skeris, 67,
of Kohler passed away
on Thursday, December
17, 2015 at her home.
Sharon was born on
January 31, 1948 in Sheboygan to Raymond and
Mildred (Leibe) Clark.
Sharon was a 1966 graduate of Kohler High School. On
May 20, 1967 she married Charles
Thurber and they had one son. On
June 19, 2004 she married James
J. Skeris. Sharon retired from Aurora Healthcare as an administrative assistant.
Sharon was a member of the
NRA and enjoyed targeting shooting at the range. She also enjoyed
spending time outdoors, camping, and sailing. Sharon loved the
Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin
Badgers, and her beloved pets,
Mork, Mindy, and Missy.
Sharon is survived by her husband, James J. Skeris; one son,
Steve (fiancé Debbie Brinker)
Thurber; her mom, Mildred Clark;

two step children, Michelle (Robert) Kleinschmidt and Michael
(Terry) Skeris; five step
grandchildren,
Jackson, Elena, and Mayella
Brinker, Zachary and
Katherine Kleinschmidt;
one brother-in-law, Pete
Skeris; two nephews, Christopher
Clark and Erie Clark; and dear
friends, Todd and Michelle Patterson. She is further survived by
other relatives and many friends.
Sharon was preceded in death
by her father, and her brother,
Ronald (Debbie) Clark.
A memorial service to celebrate
Sharon’s life was held on December 20 at the Wenig Funeral Home
in Sheboygan Falls with Rev.
Matthew Widder officiating.
Relatives and friends gathered
on December 20 at Wenig Funeral
Home.
A memorial fund has been established in Sharon’s name.

Grace UCC to hold Annual
Congregational meeting
On January 31 the people of
Grace UCC will hold their 92nd
Annual Congregational meeting
for the purposes of reviewing the
reports of the committees and
councils, as well as the pastor and
treasurer for the year of 2015 at

11:00. At this meeting any other
business may be brought up by
the members of the church. The
final vote of the meeting will be
to elect two members to serve on
the church council with three year
terms.

Charles Lorenz (1926 - 2015)
Charles Lorenz, 89, of
Sheboygan formerly of
Kohler, passed away on
Thursday, November 26,
2015, at Golden Living
Center in Sheboygan.
Charles was born on
February 27, 1926, in
Kohler, son of Charles
and Marie (Kampman)
Lorenz. He attended
Kohler High School.
Charles served in the US
Navy from 1944-1946.
He married Carol Reichert on July 9, 1949,
they had two daughters.
She preceded him on death on
August 15, 1997. On August 25,
2001, he married Gloria Petersohn
Van Engen in Kohler. Charles was
employed as a supervisor in the
shipping department with Kohler
Company for 40 years until his retirement in 1988.
Charles was a member of St.
John Evangelist Catholic Church
in Kohler where he was active in
the Holy Name Society. He was
a member of the Kohler Quarter
Century Club. Charles enjoyed
fishing, hunting, travel, yard
work, and playing cards.
Charles is survived by his wife
of 14 years, Gloria; two daughters,
Linda Lange of Kohler and Susan
(Rendell) Lilyquist of Sheboygan; two step-sons, Gary (Chris)
Van Engen of Sheboygan and
Glenn Van Engen of Sheboygan;
6 grandchildren, Jason (Heath-

er) Lilyquist, Matthew
Lange, Jonathan (Rita)
Lilyquist, Joshua (Nicole)
Lilyquist, Elizabeth (Andrew Liebhard) Lange,
and Lisa (Trever) Schneider; 2 step-grandchildren,
Tanya Halverson and
Brittany Halverson; eleven great-grandchildren,
Ethan, Elison, Garrett,
Logan, Emma, Jack, Sam,
Lydia, Nora, Damon, and
Evan; three brothers,
Bernard (Shirley) Lorenz
of Kohler, Leo Lorenz of
Sheboygan, and Joseph
(Terry) Lorenz of Rhode Island;
and one sister-in-law, Delores Lorenz.
Charles was preceded in death
by his parents, an infant sister, Valeria Lorenz, his brother, Donald
Lorenz, and his great-grandson,
Owen.
A Memorial Mass to celebrate
Charles’ life was held on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at St.
John Evangelist Catholic Church
in Kohler with Rev. Bob Lotz
officiating. Burial took place at
Woodland Cemetery in Kohler.
The family would like to extend
their appreciation to the Sharon S.
Richardson Hospice and especially, the staff of the Golden Living
Center for the wonderful care they
gave to Charlie.
A memorial fund has been established in Charles’ name for St.
John Evangelist Catholic Church.

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Short Course offered
The UW-Extension Landscape
and Grounds Maintenance Short
Course returns in February 2016.
This four week short course is
intended for: green industry and
landscape professionals, park
and grounds maintenance staffs
and for horticultural enthusiasts
interested in learning more. It will
provide up-to-date information on
current topics relating to plant
diseases, insect issues, perennials,
turf care, as well as urban tree and
shrub care.
This year’s short course will be
held at Sheboygan County UWExtension, 5 University Drive,
Sheboygan, on February 5, 12,
19 and 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
UW-Extension is located on the
UW-Sheboygan Campus. A map
and directions can be found at:
http://sheboygan.uwex.edu.
The registration fee for the
entire short course is $40.00 per
person. If 3 or more individuals
from the same organization
attend all four sessions, the cost
is reduced to $35.00 per person.
You may choose to attend
individual sessions for $15.00
per day. CEUs are available and
approved by the International
Society of Arborists (ISA) and
by the National Association of

Landscape Professionals (NALP).
Schedule of Speakers and Topics

Extension Turfgrass and
Ornamental Entomologist

Friday, February 5, 2016, 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Through the Seasons: Wisconsin Insect Trends of 2015 and
What to Expect in 2016
PJ Liesch, UW-Extension
Insect Specialist
• Deadly Diseases in the Landscape: New and Emerging Diseases to Keep on Your Radar
Dr. Brian Hudelson, UWExtension Plant Disease
Specialist

• What’s New With Invasive
Plants in Wisconsin
Kelly Kearns, DNR

Friday, February 12, 2016, 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Practical Tree Pruning for
Long Term Structural Strength
and Health
Mike Wendt, Horticulture
Instructor, MATC
• Biominicry: Improving Performance, Economics, and
Ecology with an Old School
Design Approach
Mike Marek, Land Restoration
& Landscape Designer, VP
Marek Landscape LLC
Friday, February 19, 2016, 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• EAB Injection Methods &
Insecticide Efficacy
Chris Williamson, UW-

Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Brown is a Color Too: Landscaping for November and
Beyond
Ben Futa, UW-Madison,
Director of Allen Centennial
Gardens
• Proven Plants from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Trials
Richard Hawke, Chicago
Botanic Garden
To request a 2016 Landscape
and Grounds Maintenance
Short Course brochure or for
registration information, contact
the Sheboygan County UWExtension office at 459-5904 or
go to the website at:
sheboygan.uwex.edu.
This Landscape & Grounds
Maintenance Short Course is
also being held on Wednesdays,
February 4, 11, 18, and 25,
from 8:30 to 11:30 am at the
Kenosha County Center in
Bristol, and from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
at the Retzer Nature Center in
Waukesha.

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seeking
ACT/SAT School
boys soccer coach
TUTORING for 2016-17
Are your scores what you
would like them to be?
20 plus years experience
Vilma Abrahamer
414-331-6163

Kohler Schools is looking for a
boys soccer coach for the 2016-17
season. The season runs from early August until the end of October.
Applications will be accepted
through Friday, February 12.
Contact Doug Bocchini at
bocchinid@kohler.k12.wi.us or
(920) 207-6692.

Kohler Police Athlec League (KPAL)

Sunday, February , 201
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Kohler Fire House, (Highland Drive, Kohler)

Brats, burgers, chicken sandwiches, potato salad, beans,
desserts, drinks, raes and door prizes. Carryouts available
$
$5 in trade.
5 ticket
is good
forfor
Each cketEach
is good
for $1
in trade
food or beverage.
Each ticket 
cket will be entered for a chance to win a door prize.
Please watch for your neighbor members and youth who will be selling ckets door-to-door
and at various other locaons. (Rae ckets will also be available for purchase at the event).
Proceeds go toward KPALKohler youth programs
For informa+on or +ckets call Bill Ruen at (920) 208-1021 or Jim Tesmer at (920) 457-4722

Bomber Basketball Club seeks more members
and involvement
Submitted by the Bomber
Basketball Club
This season marks the fifth year
that the Bomber Basketball Club
has supported Kohler youth basketball in an effort to grow participation, engagement and ultimately success on and off the court
among our community’s young
athletes.
Since our meager beginning,
the Club has made a positive impact for boys’ and girls’ 3rd thru
8th grade teams in the following
ways:
* Contributed more than $20,000

toward league and tournament
fees to help offset costs to families
* Purchased more than 100 basketballs to help make practices
more efficient for coaches and
more effective for players
* Funded participation in coaching clinics for new and experienced coaches to grow their
knowledge of the game and how
to lead their teams
* Helped facilitate collaboration
among youth and Varsity coaches to align strategy and vision for
success at the next level
The Bomber Basketball Club

has also made life easier on parents, coaches, players and our
community by simplifying our
fundraising strategy. By hosting
boys’ and girls’ Saturday leagues
for the past three years, we’ve
eliminated the need for door-todoor sales by players, we’ve exposed Kohler School’s amazing
facilities to neighboring schools,
and we’ve facilitated interaction
among parents as they pitch in
to fill volunteer positions during
these events.
However, despite all the good
the Club has accomplished in

such a short period of time, we are
in desperate need of your help!
Although we receive (and appreciate) support from coaches
and the school, the Club is comprised of just four members at this
time. In order to continue to make
an impact on the Kohler basketball program for years to come,
we need to grow our organization.
Specific positions we’re looking
to create and fill immediately include a treasurer and a secretary,
but we welcome anyone interested in getting involved! If you or
someone you know has a passion

for youth basketball and is willing to share just a few hours a
month to help, please contact us
at bomberbasketballclub@gmail.
com. (NOTE: Volunteers do not
need to have a child in the current
program!)
In your reply, please let us
know what talents you’re looking
to share with the Club, and how
we can best connect with you going forward.
In the meantime, thank you for
your continued support of Kohler
youth basketball and GO BOMBERS!

Kohler alumni basketball
game sees good turnout

Beginning in first row from left: Tom And Joe Erickson, Jay Maki, Charlie Kreisa, Ty, Casey and Cody Maki, Scott Huenink, Todd Zimmermann, Matt Dyksterhouse, Zachary Pethan, Mike
Reilly, Craig Erbstoesser, Alex Romanoski, John Benishek, Jon Peters, Mark Kolb, Jim Kultgen, Jim Kunst, Drew Bogard, Christian Wolf, Noah Fink, Eric Bauer, Pat Marzano, Justin Bauer,
Brennan Ladwig, Nick Tesmer, Cody Gartman, Austin Neerhof. Special thanks to Mike Zimmermann and Bob Maki.

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Kohler Credit Union helps in donation of 1,100 toys
KOHLER, Wis. — Kohler Credit Union participated in Salvation
Army’s annual Toys for Tots campaign that took place mid-November through mid-December. The
credit union’s efforts garnered
approximately 1100 toys to be donated to local families in need this
holiday season in the Sheboygan
and Ozaukee County areas.
This year’s toy drive included
a visit by the U.S. Marines at all

eight of Kohler Credit Union’s
branches as well as a matching
program where Kohler Credit
Union donated a toy for every toy
donated on the day the Marines
were on site.
“This is the second year we had
the honor of having the U.S. Marines on site to help us with Toys
for Tots. Their presence generates
such a positive energy around
the campaign and helps bring in

donations. Our employees and
members look forward to having
them here and I look forward to
continuing this tradition,” said
Laura Gabrielse, vice president of
communications at Kohler Credit
Union. “We are very fortunate to
be part of such a generous community.”
The mission of the Toys for
Tots Program is to collect new,
unwrapped toys each year, and

distribute those toys as Christmas
gifts to less fortunate children
in the community in which the
campaign is conducted. The toys
collected at Kohler Credit Union
were distributed to the Salvation
Army of Sheboygan County, the
Salvation Army in Plymouth and
the Volunteer Center of Ozaukee
who manages the Salvation Army
holiday campaigns in Ozaukee
County.

Kohler Credit Union is a $300
million not-for-profit, financial
cooperative, owned and governed by its members. Membership is open to anyone who lives
or works in Sheboygan, Calumet,
Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington or
Waukesha County; as well as their
immediate family members and
associations or organizations.

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LIBRARY LINK

KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
January 2016
KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
LOCATION:

Kohler Public Library is housed with
the school library in the school building at 333 Upper Road.

WINTER HOURS:

Monday—Thursday: 8am-8:30pm
Friday: 8am—5pm
Sunday 1—4pm
Weather related closings will be reported to TMJ4.

LEGO CLUB

The Lego Club meets every
Thursday at 3:30 pm in the
library. Kids of all ages are
encouraged to attend, build a
project based on a theme, and
vote for a weekly winner. Legos
are provided.

KNIT CLUB

We meet the second Tuesday of
every month at 6:30. Please join
us for an evening where we work
on our projects and share our
skills and lots of laughs. Everyone
is welcome. Crocheters welcome!

TRAVEL BOOKS

Let us know where you are
planning your next vacation! We
will make sure we have the latest
travel guides for your destination!

NEW BOOKS
Non-Fiction
The Tiredness Cure by Sohere
Roked
Navel Gazing by Michael Ian
Black
Fodor’s Ireland 2016
Fodor’s England 2016
Frommer’s Easy Guide to New
Orleans 2016
Killing Reagan by Bill O’Reilly

Fiction

Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson
The Guest Room by Chris
Bohjalian
See Me by Nicholas Sparks
My Name is Lucy Barton by
Elizabeth Strout
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
by Ed Tarkington
Scandalous Behavior by Stuart
Woods

DVD

Trainwreck
Into The Woods
Serena
A Walk in the Woods
Big Hero 6
Inside Out
Paddington    

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The Kohler Public Library will be hosting an Open House on
Tuesday, January 26 from 6-8pm after an extensive redecorating
project. Please join us for appetizers and conversation as we
proudly unveil our brand new look.

Monday, January 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kohler Schools Event Lobby
$5.00 to taste chili samples and cast a vote
The coach or teacher with the winning recipe receives 50%
of the proceeds for his or her program.

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE JV & VARSITY BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAMES
VS. SHEBOYGAN AREA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL!

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Culinary Happenings Top Calendar of Events at Destination Kohler
Inaugural Chefs’ Night opened the culinary season on January 7, 2016
Talented chefs
of The Kitchens of
Kohler are set to
host educational and
experiential events in
2016. Inaugurating
the culinary season
of signature events
was the first Chefs’
Night where chefs
merged together for
Chef Paul Smitala
a culinary night of
meet, greet and eat on January 7
at the Kohler Design Center.
“Following the festive holiday season, our culinary team is
eager to get out of the kitchen to
inspire foodies of all skill levels
and interests during the resort’s
food-focused events,” said Tom
McGinty, Executive Chef and
Manager Food & Beverage for
Destination Kohler.
The culinary calendar includes
a combination of new and annual
events noted below. Special event
weekend hotel packages are
available at The American Club,
a Forbes Five-Star and AAA
Five-Diamond resort-hotel, and
at the picturesque lakeside Inn on
Woodlake. For more information
and reservations, call 1-800-3442838 or visit
DestinationKohler.com.

2016 Calendar of
Culinary Events
Wisconsin Food
Favorites –
January 29-31
The chefs of The
Kitchens of Kohler
celebrate Wisconsin’s
delectable fare at the
2nd annual Wisconsin
Food Favorites. The
Kohler Co. Photo
festivities incorporate
and celebrate products from
local farms and producers during
special tastings, demonstrations
and dining experiences. Gather
for a celebration of all things
Wisconsin - brats, beer, cheese,
pastries, wine and cocktails. The
culinary team creates interesting
renditions of traditional food and
drink recipes including twists on
the classic Wisconsin cocktails
– the Old Fashioned and Bloody
Mary. The weekend’s signature
events include a themed Friday
Night Fish Fry at Blackwolf Run,
Field-to-Table Breakfast at The
Wisconsin Room, and a Wisconsin Heritage Dinner at The
American Club. Discounted hotel
rates available.
In Celebration of Chocolate –
February 19-21
Fall deeper in love with choco-

late during the 4th
Annual In Celebration of Chocolate, a
weekend full of cocoa-themed demonstrations, pairings
sessions and culinary events. It is a
celebration that acts
as a showcase and
celebration of the
Kohler Co.’s own
Chef Josh Johnson
line of hand-crafted
chocolates: KOHLER Original
Recipe Chocolates. Hosting many
of the presentations are two of
the resort’s top talents: Chocolatier Anette Righi DeFendi and
Executive Pastry Chef of The
American Club Josh Johnson. For
the first time Anette hosts an interactive two-hour session where
participants will go through the
step-by-step process of making
chocolate at The Secrets of Chocolate – A Hands-On Experience.
Chef Johnson is set to host a
variety of captivating sessions:
Ice Cream Making: From Lean
to Mean, The World of Macarons
and DIY - Chocolate Sculptures.
Annual favorites include the In
Celebration of Chocolate Wine
Dinner at The American Club,
Sugar High at the Kohler Design

Center and Chocolate
Lovers’ Brunch at The
Wisconsin Room. À
la carte tickets are
available and hotel
packages – Chocolate
Indulgence or Sweet
Treat – start at $161
per person.
Demonstration
Kitchen Series –
Saturdays, January
Kohler Co. Photo
through April
The annual Demonstration
Kitchen series returns for another
season of engaging sessions
hosted by the culinary talents of
Destination Kohler. Home cooks
of all skill levels are afforded a
delightfully delicious way to enhance cooking skills and expand
their recipe box during educational programming in the intimate,
informal working kitchen at
The Shops at Woodlake. Each
Saturday at 11am and 2pm, chefs
demonstrate selected recipes
from preparation to presentation
to final tasting paired with a
complementing beverage. This
year’s topics vary from mastering
traditional cooking skills such as
pasta making to specific interests
such as Paella and Dashi hosted
by a variety of chefs, chocolat-

iers and pastry masters. Tickets
are available for $39 per person.
Complete schedule available
online.
Save the date for the resort’s top
culinary weekends set for the
year:
Kohler Festival of Beer –
April 29-May 1
The annual Kohler Festival of
Beer celebrates one of Wisconsin’s top industries with the
country’s premiere craft brewers
and beer fans from around the nation. The Village of Kohler comes
alive with music, food pairing
events, cooking demonstrations,
and flowing taps that highlight
the weekend. 
Kohler Food and Wine
Experience – 16th annual –
October 20-23
A four-day extravaganza of food,
wine and fun. This interactive
culinary event features celebrity
chefs, libations specialists, wine
experts and epicurean enthusiasts
from around the world for dynamic culinary seminars, tastings
and signature festivities. Celebrity chef headliners and regional
talents to be announced Summer
2016.

Destination Kohler Calendar of Events
The End Zone with Antonio
Freeman
Mondays, 6-7pm
The Horse & Plow
ESPN Wisconsin presents The End
Zone with Antonio Freeman at The
Horse & Plow on Mondays from
6-7pm at The Horse & Plow until
the end of regular season football.
Score yourself a seat as Green Bay
Hall of Famer Antonio Freeman,
ESPN Milwaukee’s Drew Olson and
a featured pro football player of
the week break down all the action.
The live broadcast will be broadcast
throughout the dining room of the
historic taproom. Stick around after
the show, and enjoy Monday night
football and drink specials. For VIP
seating reservations call 920-4578000. Stay current with every episode of the show by listening to the
podcast at espnwisconsin.com.
Exhibit: One & Only: Gifts Made
by Hand
Through January 24
ARTspace – A Gallery of the John
Michael Kohler Arts Center
A curated selection of exquisite
work by skilled artists from across
the United States. Select from a
wide range of jewelry, glass, ceramics, textiles, prints, sculpture and
paintings.
Please call 920-452-8602 for more
information.
Kohler Cinema - Frozen
January 16, 5:30pm (doors open at
5pm), $4
Appley Theater in Kohler
Dessert Wine Tasting
January 23, 3pm, $12
Craverie
Wirtz Beverage will be presenting

4 Dessert Wines for this tasting.
Please call the Craverie to make
reservations. Call 920-208-4933.
Wisconsin Food Favorites
January 29-31, Ticketed & Complimentary tastings and events
There is more to Wisconsin foods
than brats, beer and cheese. Destination Kohler Chefs will introduce
you to products from local farmers
and producers as they prepare and
celebrate the foods of Wisconsin.
With food demonstrations, a field
to table breakfast, and a Wisconsin
heritage dinner, all things Wisconsin
will be the theme of the weekend.
Join our beverage team as they introduce you to the different recipes
and flavors of the classic Wisconsin
cocktail – the Old Fashioned. Mark
your calendars and check online at
AmericanClubResort.com for schedule details. Please call
888-293-7337 for reservations
SPORTS CORE SPECIALS, EVENTS
& CLASSES
For more information, pricing
details and to register call Sports
Core at 920-457-4444 or online
at sports-core.com for more
information.
Kids Motion: Wednesday, January
20 from 9-10am
Triple Threat & Social: Thursday,
January 21 from 6-7:15pm
TGIF FUN: Friday, January 22 from
4-8pm
Adult Tennis Mixer: Friday, January 29 from 7-8:30pm
YOGA ON THE LAKE SPECIALS
AND CLASSES
For more information, pricing
details and to register call Yoga
on the Lake at 920-453-2817 for
more information.

An Empowering Weekend with Yogini Sadie Nardini

New York-based Yogini Sadie Nardini is joining Yoga on the Lake January
29-31, for a weekend full of workshops. Sadie is one of the most in-demand yoga instructors in the world.
She’s empowering and inspiring.
Sadie is a full-spectrum transformation advocate: a renowned empowerment speaker, yoga and anatomy
expert and Healthy Hedonism lifestyle leader. Sadie is the host of Rock
Your Yoga, a daily yoga and lifestyle
national television show on the Veria
Living Network. Sadieʼs new book,
The 21-Day Yoga Body: A Life-Styling
Manual and Metabolic Makeover to
Get You Fit, Fierce and Fabulous in 3
Weeks! (September, 2013, Random
House). She writes a success and
fitness blog for Yahoo! Shine.
She is a social media expert, with
an audience of 500,000 on Facebook
and millions on YouTube who flock
for her instant inspiration,
recipes, living and fitness
advice.
Sadie travels internationally, infusing her teachings
with a real-world mix
of eastern and western
techniques that clients can
immediately apply to gain DJ Taz Rashid
empowerment and success on all
levels.
Select sessions will be enhanced
by music compilations by Tazdeen
Rashid of Chicago. DJ Taz Rashid
brings a high vibration to any arena
with his gift of mixing beats ranging
from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic
grooves. His vision is to be a channel
to cause the expansion of all those
around by tapping into the creative
wisdom of the body and allowing
them to feel, let go and awaken.
To register, call Yoga on the Lake at
920-453-2817 or visit the studio at

music and movement, you’ll learn
how to amp up your energy in a
whole new way—and move yourself
into heartfelt, body-cleansing and
soul-shining inspiration and expression. Mostly asana. 2 hour workshop.
$60 workshop

ROCK YOUR YOGA with
SADIE NARDINI
Saturday, January 30, 2:30-4:30pm
Yogini Sadie Nardini
Kohler Co. Photo
An Anatomy Revolution Flow! A fun,
The Shops at Woodlake Kohler. Indicreative flow to help you get twice
vidual workshops are $60 or purchase the benefits out of every yoga pose
all four sessions for $230.
you do....forever! Sadie is going to
blow your mind with her 7-Step
Schedule of Events
Method to erase the common
ROCK WHO YOU ARE with
misalignments and mistakes that
SADIE NARDINI
many students make unconsciously,
Friday, January 29, 7-9pm
and many teachers teach! Get to
Speak Your Truth Through Movethis session, and your yoga practice
ment!
will support--not sabotage you for a
“Who am I? Who am I meant to be?”
lifetime. Includes: some discussion, a
are two of the biggest mysteries and
super cool video, and a rockin’ flow
questions in our lives. Join
class with the inspiring Sadie. Mostly
in this music-filled, clariasana: All levels welcome. 2 Hour
ty-fueling and empowering
Workshop. $60 Workshop
yoga flow session to get
closer to who you are—and BREATH & BANDHAS with
SADIE NARDINI
learn to express yourself
Sunday, January 31,
from that alignment, every
time. Includes a definition of 10:30am-12:30 pm
The Inner Life of Vinyasa YogaFlow
Ahimsa that will blow your
through a complete Core Strength
mind! Discussion and asana. 2 hour
Vinyasa Yoga class, dedicated to sharworkshop. $60 Workshop
ing new information about how to
FIRE CEREMONY FLOW with
most effectively integrate pranayama
SADIE NARDINI
and bandhas within your active yoga
Saturday, January 30,
postures! Sadie’s groundbreaking
10:30am-12:30 pm
alignment and anatomy information
Amp Up the Spirit of Your Yoga!
will help you easily understand and
Join in a supercharging, fun, creative instantly unleash the power of the
and empowering flow experience
3 bandhas and the breath. Discover
with Sadie and her music. You’ll let
the anatomical realities and myths
go, burn away roadblocks to your
behind pranayama and the bandhas
freedom, be moved, and learn to
that you can use today to increase
dance with Spirit in a way that’s often the potential of any yoga practice
diminished in many asana classes.
or pose. 2 Hour Workshop. $60
Through this personal application of
Workshop.

Kohler Co. photo