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Volume 8, Number 2
AUGUST 15, 2012
Hundreds gather to celebrate
Village’s 100th birthday
By Mary Struck, Publisher
Hundreds of past and current
residents of the Village of Kohler
turned out to celebrate the Vil-
lage’s centennial, which took place
August 3-4, 2012.
The festivities began on a warm
Friday night in the Ravine bowl,
where concert-goers spread blan-
kets and lawn chairs on the ravine
slopes to hear classic rock hits
played by Sky House Band.
(Scenes from Woodstock came to
mind during songs from the late
60s, but without the rain and mud).
The American Club and the
Kohler Fire Department served up
brats, burgers and corn on the cob,
and a booth by Country Kettle
Corn from Portage, offered its ket-
tle corn, funnel cake, and lemon-
ade. The intermission featured
fireworks by Bartolotta.
The music was well received by
attendees, many of whom ex-
pressed appreciation that the vol-
ume was just right. An older
gentleman from Plymouth who in-
quired about the band, was excited
to hear some local legends from
the former Sunblind Lion band
would be performing, which in-
cluded Keith Abler, Larry Baldock,
and Mike Dellger, who impressed
the crowd with his tribute to Bob
Dylan. (Dellger’s love for Dylan is
well known amongst students at
Kohler Schools, where Dellger has
taught English for a number of
Other members of Sky House
Band include Bob McManus, Amy
Patenaude Schmidt, Luke Abler
(son of Keith), and Cindy Howley,
who is the Manager of Steward-
ship and Corporate Events for
Kohler Co. Howley was also a
valuable (and tireless) member of
the Kohler Centennial planning
Saturday’s lineup included an-
other blast of heat from Mother
Nature, and a parade featuring ap-
proximately 30 local groups, fol-
lowed by a community picnic.
Crowds of parade onlookers
lined streets from Highland Drive
to Lost Woods Park. Highlights in-
cluded Herbert Kohler and his
wife, Natalie Black, dressed in el-
egant Victorian era style clothing
riding atop a carriage pulled by
two majestic Friesian horses with
Mr. Kohler at the reins. An antique
fire truck, courtesy of Kohler resi-
dent John Esche, also added a his-
torical flavor. Other notable
participants included the Milwau-
kee Brewers sausage mascots; and
the University of Wisconsin
marching band. See video of the
parade at
The UWband played its fa-
mous “Fifth Quarter” performance
at the picnic at Lost Woods Park,
while the Kohler Police Athletic
League sold approximately 1,000
brats and burgers within the first
90 minutes of the picnic. At one
point, a KPAL member had to
make a “bun run”after running out
of hamburger buns.
Many positive comments were
expressed about the Kohler Village
Remembers book, which was dis-
tributed at the picnic.
Village Board President Tom
Schnettler took to the podium to
give a short speech and read a
proclamation from Wisconsin
Governor Scott Walker proclaim-
ing August 3-4, 2012 as Village of
Kohler Days throughout the state
of Wisconsin. Schnettler then in-
troduced Herbert Kohler, who
gave a moving speech that began
with an account of how Lost
Woods Park received its name (see
transcript at right). Following the
speech, a replica of a gift to the
Village from Kohler Co. was un-
veiled. The finished product will
be a large etched brass map of the
Village, which will be attached to
the exterior of the Village Hall
During the picnic, I had the op-
portunity to talk to lifelong Kohler
resident Lorraine Erbstoesser, who
Stop, children what’s that sound?It’s Mr.
Dellger on the drums!
Herbert Kohler drives horse and
carraige with wife, Natalie Black.
Continued on page 3
“Centennial Memories”
The following is a transcript of the speech delivered by Herbert
V. Kohler, Jr. at the Village of Kohler centennial picnic at Lost
Woods Park on August 4, 2012.
I’d like to tell you a story about
Lost Woods Park. Long before it
was a park, it was named Lost
Woods by a couple of rebellious
village kids named Bobby Jones,
Stevie Zeitler, Billy Dz-
wonkowski, and me, Herby
We named it this because we
believed that no one could ever
find us there. Deep inside the
woods was a bramble patch. And
inside this bramble patch we dug a
hole about 4 feet deep and 7 feet
wide. We covered that hole with a
very intricate pattern of sticks –
like an igloo – making it impossi-
ble, so we thought, for anyone to
find us inside our hideout. This be-
came our headquarters – during all
four seasons of the year – and we
used it primarily to smoke and
retell our adventures.
One afternoon, we were smok-
ing up a storm when suddenly the
sticks of the doorway were thrown
back and there was my mother, ap-
palled at what she saw. I don’t
know who was more surprised,
mother or kids, but she hollered at
all of us, then dragged me away,
holding me by the ear all the way
I never did return to these
woods as a kid, so being here
today brings back a whole lot of
There is a saying that the apple
never falls far from the tree.
When my son David was in junior
kindergarten, a wicked witch vis-
ited his classroom on Halloween.
The next year, on Halloween,
David was determined to avoid
that scary witch, so he skipped
school and hid out in Ravine Park
with his buddy Mitchell McGin-
nis. They had so much fun play-
ing hooky in the park that day that
they skipped school for the next
two weeks just to play in the park.
Finally their teacher, thinking
they must be quite ill to miss two
weeks of school, called our house
to inquire about David’s health. It
didn’t take long to discover that
another Kohler kid, just like his
father before him, had found a
good hiding place in one of the
village parks.
Our parks are spread through-
out the village. More than just
good hiding places, they are the
community’s playgrounds for the
young and social centers for the
rest of us.
How these parks came to be,
and how the Village of Riverside
evolved into the Kohler Village
we know today, is quite a fasci-
nating history lesson.
When John Michael Kohler
moved his factory from Sheboy-
gan to Riverside in 1899, he did
so because he was looking for a
setting in which his factory could
grow without congestion and his
workers could live in a clean nat-
ural environment.
Continued on page 3
AUGUST 15, 2012
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By Kevin Struck
1912 was a fascinating year.
With the Wright Brother’s flight
having taken place only nine years
earlier, it’s not surprising aviation
was often in the headlines. There
were a whole host of firsts, includ-
ing the first parachute
jump from a flying
airplane, the first non-
stop flight from Paris
to London, the first
flight by a woman
across the English
Channel, the first
bombing using an air-
plane, and the first re-
ported case of lost luggage—okay,
just kidding about that last one.
Perhaps the biggest headline
was made not in the air, however,
but on the water. On April 15, the
RMS Titanic sank in the north At-
lantic, taking 1,517 passengers
down with her. Some saw a con-
nection between the multitude of
icebergs and the “1912 cold
wave,” which remains one of the
coldest winters ever to occur over
the northern United States. Niag-
ara Falls, for example, froze over
so hard that some people were able
to safely cross on ice bridges.
Quite a contrast to steamy 2012.
Speaking of the Titanic, more
than 60 films were released in
1912, with acting debuts made by
the now legendary John Barry-
more, Lon Chaney, and Lillian
Gish. Oliver Twist became the first
American feature film to run over
an hour.
The 1912 music charts were
dominated by The Rolling Stones.
(Well, hey, they’re almost that
old.) Actually, Irving Berlin was
the king of pop back then, publish-
ing classics such as “Alexander’s
Ragtime Band.”
Despite films and music gain-
ing in popularity, books were still
tops. Authors who published
works in 1912 included Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle, D.H. Lawrence,
Jack London, Beatrix Potter, Leo
Tolstoy, H.G. Wells, Carl Jung,
and Bertrand Russell, among many
other well-known names.
Woodrow Wilson beat incum-
bent William Howard
Taft in 1912 to be-
come our nation’s
28th President. Wil-
son once said, “If you
think too much about
being re-elected, it is
very difficult to be
worth re-electing.”
(Wilson was re-
elected four years later, just in case
you were wondering.)
Like 2012, 1912 was an
Olympic year. The games took
place in Stockholm, Sweden, and
were the first to use electronic tim-
ing and public address systems.
Good thing, too, because the
USA’s Donald Lippincott set the
world record in the 100 meter
dash. Alas, Lippincott’s time of
10.6 would not even qualify for the
Olympics today and would put
him a full second behind Usain
Boxing, cricket, horse racing,
tennis, and baseball were arguably
the biggest sports 100 years ago.
The Boston Red Sox won the
World Series, defeating the New
York Giants. No, not the football
team. These New York Giants
played baseball until 1958, when
they moved to San Francisco. This
might be hard to believe, but in
1912 the Green Bay Packers didn’t
exist. If you wanted to watch foot-
ball in the U.S., you had to watch
the college game—in person, of
course, since there weren’t any tel-
evisions yet. Or computers. What
on earth did people do? Read the
newspaper. Some things never
The world
in 1912
Many firsts took place 100
years ago
Jacob Hart, son of
Todd and Julia Hart, has
earned the highest honor
of Eagle Scout. For his
final project, Hart led a
group of 15 scouts to
stencil storm drains in
Sheboygan as part of the
Sheboygan Sustainable Task
Hart, a 2012 graduate
of Kohler High School,
is a member of Kohler
Boy Scout Troop 831 as
well as The Order of The
Arrow, Boy Scouts Na-
tional Honor Society. He
will be attending Purdue
University in Indiana to study en-
Jacob Hart earns highest
honor of Eagle Scout
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lived in Kohler from
the time she was born
85 years ago, until a
few years ago when
she required assisted
living facilities. Lor-
raine talked about the
Kohler trolley, and of
sledding in an area in
Kohler known as
“Devil’s Ditch.” To my
delight, she was able to identify the
purpose of a small wooden build-
ing with a window that can be seen
sitting near the end of our drive-
way in historical photos of our
house on Church Street. It was a
switching station for the trolley,
which traveled from Kohler Co.
past our house, then between the
Schnettler’s and Conklin’s houses,
and over a steel trestle that spanned
the ravine. Remnants of the trestle
can still be seen in the ravine.
Lorraine said her father worked
at Kohler Co. for 54 years, begin-
ning at the age of 14. Lorraine her-
self worked for the company first
as a filing clerk, then in the mailing
department. Her son, Bill, and his
wife, Lynn, also reside in Kohler,
where they raised two sons, Paul
and Craig, both graduates of
Kohler Schools.
After the picnic, nearly 300
Kohler Schools alumni gathered
for a multi-generational class re-
union organized by Lynn Rousse,
owner of the Surprises! store at
Deer Trace Shopping Center. At-
tendees came from as far away as
California, Florida, and Delaware.
Janice Holton of
Newark, Delaware said
that of the 28 class-
mates who graduated
with her from Kohler in
1950, 14 were able to
attend a special Class of
1950 luncheon. The
most senior alumni to
attend the reunion at
Lost Woods were Fred
Schnorr, class of 1940, (who was
accompanied by his daughter,
Beth, class of 1972) as well as Lu
Giefer and Elizabeth Kemle War-
burton; all three (who are in their
90s) are currently living in She-
boygan. Also in attendance were
LaVerne Gier, Class of 1946, and
Doris Wykoff and Jean Dehne,
Class of 1947. Wykoff and Gier
live in Sheboygan, while Dehne
came from Titusville, Florida.
Photos and video can be viewed
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for announcements regarding pro-
fessional photos or videos that will
be made available.
He envisioned a community of
attractive worker-owned homes on
winding tree-lined streets with de-
fined areas for homes and retail
stores with his manufacturing plant
to the east so that prevailing west-
erlies would blow emissions and
noise away from residential areas.
Unfortunately, he died before
his dream was finished. Riverside
began to grow haphazardly like so
many other communities in Amer-
ica where manufacturing plants
were prospering and workers were
looking for homes just outside
their factories’ gates.
John Michael’s third son and
ultimate successor, Walter Kohler,
was troubled by the unorganized
growth of Riverside and set out to
create a long-range plan for the vil-
lage. He and Richard Philipp, an
architect friend from Milwaukee,
traveled to Europe and met with
Sir Ebenezer Howard, architect of
the English Garden City move-
ment. They toured villages in
northern England and the Nether-
lands looking for attributes that
would generate higher standards of
living at moderate costs, values
and principles that would consti-
tute “good living.”
Returning to the United States,
they sat down with the Olmsted
Brothers of Boston to create the
first master plan for the newly-in-
corporated Village of Kohler. Cen-
tral to the plan was that homes
would be privately owned, archi-
tect-inspired and complementary
to their surroundings. That a build-
ing and loan would be owned by
those who used it to finance their
homes. That the village would not
be a company town.
The result of Walter’s amazing
foresight and the Olmsteds’ plan-
ning is what distinguishes Kohler
Village from other communities of
today. They recognized the power
of placing people in compelling
surroundings . . . in which to work
. . . to play. . . to live . . . and to
grow. They realized that Parks
were the lungs of a community.
And in so doing, they created “An
American Original.” Some sixty
years later, the Frank Lloyd Wright
Foundation and John Lillesand
helped us create what was called a
second 50-year master plan.
Many people have walked in
their footprints these past 100
years. My father taught me the im-
portance of roots; to respect the
historical values and traditions of
the village. He also taught me that
growth is essential to longevity.
I hope these ideas are adopted
by my grandchildren and they are
able to instill them in their children
and their children.
It has taken great leaders – at
the company, in village govern-
ment, and in Kohler Public
Schools – working together – to
bring our community to this cen-
tennial year. It has taken boldness
and respect for each other from all
three to avoid stagnation and to
foster the growth and vitality that
the village has today.
Though tiny in relative size, the
village enjoys a character and rep-
utation unequaled by any other
Wisconsin community, really by
any American community. Some
of the world’s finest products con-
tinue to be made here in machine
shops, a pottery, in foundries with
plating and enameling. Yet hardly
two blocks away resides a five-star
five-diamond hotel – one of only
36 in the world – and another
block away resides a series of pub-
lic schools that consistently grad-
uate accomplished men and
women charitably focused – and
all of this surrounded by commu-
nity, by recreation, by green space.
Recently, a renowned portrait
artist and a man who was able to
preserve 40,000 acres of Pennsyl-
vania landscape toured our village.
His first impression was – what a
beautiful, charming, clean commu-
nity this is. It’s obvious, he noted,
that people who live here really
care about what makes their vil-
lage unique.
It’s always comforting to come
home to this safe place we love.
To a place that holds special mem-
ories of lifelong friendships, many
of which began in kindergarten at
the Kohler Schools.
Today, we share memories of
state championships, summer
playground games, and sledding
down Devil’s Run in Ravine Park.
Memories of eating homemade pie
at ice cream socials and soaking up
ice cream sodas at the corner drug
Memories of winning a prize at
the doll buggy parade, dancing at
the youth center, getting your first
paying job cutting your neighbor’s
grass or pulling mustard on the
Kohler Farms, buying your first
home in the village.
This is our centennial … mem-
ories of what we were about and
the values and friendships that
sprung from them.
To commemorate the momen-
tous occasion, it is my pleasure to
present a special gift from Kohler
Co. to the village. I’d like Tom
Schnettler, our village president,
and members of our village board
to join me for this presentation.
Our gift will be a large etched
brass map defining Kohler Village
as it exists today on its 100th birth-
day. It will be placed on the wall at
the entrance to Village Hall.
The etching of the map will be
executed by an architectural metals
fabricator who assisted with the
Arts/Industry program in the
Kohler factory. The map is still in
production, but here is what it will
look like.
The growth of Kohler Village
over the past 100 years will be
easy to trace on the map. The orig-
inal 1902 plat for the small Village
of Riverside extended along what
is now Highland Drive, from
today’s Design Center south to the
railroad tracks.
The Olmsted Brothers started
with that plat and laid out the
streets, parks, and residential lots
in West One, West Two, and South
One. The second 50-year plan
breathed new life into the village
by defining areas for expanded res-
idential, commercial, and recre-
ational development.
I hope that 50 or even 100 years
from now, village residents and
visitors will look at this plaque and
note how, through careful planning
and a single, far-reaching sense of
quality, the village has grown and
prospered over the years.
John Ruskin, an English art
critic and sociologist in the late
1800s had quite an influence on
the company when he wrote: “Life
without labor is guilt, Labor with-
out art is brutality.” He also had
quite an influence on community
planning and provides us with a
thought appropriate to this centen-
“When we build,” he wrote,
“let us think that we build forever.
Let it not be for present delight nor
for present use alone. Let it be
such work as our descendants will
thank us for, and let us think, as we
lay stone upon stone, that a time is
to come when those stones will be
held sacred because our hands
have touched them, and that men
will say as they look upon the
labor and wrought substance of
them: ‘See! This our fathers did for
Happy birthday, Village of
Kohler. You are an American Orig-
inal. Let us celebrate in one of the
lungs of your community!
Lifelong Kohler resident
Lorraine Erbstoesser.
Doris Wykoff and Jean Dehne (Class of ‘47)
and LaVerne Gier (class of ‘46).
100th birthday, continued from page 1
Centennial Memories, continued from page 1

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Main floor master bedroom suite •
3BR, full bath, walk-in storage on upper •
Attached 2 car garage + 1 car detached •
This home is a true dream home! •
View this property at:
#3692 $619,000
Mike Daniels 946-0034
700 Treehouse Parkway, Kohler
Exclusive, Woodland North Subdivision •
Private lot, deck overlooks wooded conservancy •
Beautiful kitchen, cherry wood floors, granite, SS appli- •
LR/w gas FP, vaulted ceiling, wall of built-ins •
Superb view of back yard and deck •
MBR suite, patio doors to deck, WIC, private bath •
Den or possible third bedroom •
Partially finished lower level, full bath •
Oversized 3 car attached garage •
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#3710 $519,000
Mike Daniels 946-0034
1103 Aspen Rd, Kohler
5 Bedrooms & 5 bath areas •
Great floor plan/open design •
Main floor master suite •
4 bedrooms on upper •
Finished lower level •
Very private yard, overlooks stables •
Large deck and 2 car garage •
View this property at:
#3702 $419,900
Brian Homiston 889-9439
mile bike, and Ben Madigan did
the 5K run. They finished with a
time of 1 hour, 24 minutes, and
Make a break for man’s best friend!
Kohler middle school students
Kaleigh Roeder and Grace Nugent
are holding a one mile walk/fun
run to raise money for homeless
cats and dogs on September 15,
2012. The walk starts at 1:00 p.m.
at the Ravine Bowl on School
Street in Kohler. Participants reg-
ister on the day of the event, or
preregister by visiting the website
break-dog-run and clicking the
“Home” link. (T-shirts will only be
available for purchase for those
who pre-register by August 24).
Registration is $10 for youth 10
and under; $14 for ages 11 and
Everyone is welcome, includ-
ing dogs! Snacks, water and
homemade dog treats will be pro-
vided. (Bring your
own dog dish if
needed). All pro-
ceeds will go to-
ward the
Sheboygan County
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Leech Boys
Home Brew Demonstration
Wisconsin Central Lakeshore
Home Brew Challenge
The 1st Annual Kyle J. Neurohr
Memorial Youth Baseball/Softball
Brat Fry was held on Saturday,
July 21st. The tournament was
started to honor the memories of
Kyle’s two sports loves – hockey
and baseball – and to raise funds to
continue the KJN Hockey Scholar-
ship which has awarded $3,000 in
scholarships over the past two
Coach John Elmendorf’s
Kohler 5th/6th grade team and
Coach Mark Hansen’s Kohler
5th/6th grade team along with
teams from Sheboygan and Ply-
mouth participated. Kohler boys,
coaches, and parents supported
this tournament to honor Kyle and
played not only with passion for
the game but with love for the
Neurohr family.
Coach Mark Hansen’s Kohler
team won the Constellation Cham-
pionship and proudly presented the
trophy to Scott and Lori Neurohr.
First Annual Kyle J. Neurohr
Memorial Youth Baseball/Softball
Brat Fry held
Back Row: Lori Neurohr, Brian Childs, Coach Mark Hansen, Scott Neurohr, Middle Row -
Carter Gebler, Sean Farrell, Ben Herold, Matt Childs, Jack Cassady, Front Row - Davis Maki,
Parker Hansen, Ben Maki, Tyler Ruminski, Jacob Foster.
Back Row: Marcus Knuth, Coach John Elmendorf, Craig Stock. Middle Row - PJ Elmendorf,
Trent Stock, Connor Cassidy, Colin Hogan, Joe Conklin, Front Row - Ben Heins, Josh Gille-
spie, Carter Knuth, Ben Tengowski, Nick Wandschneider, Chase Ducharme.
Kohler High School senior
Logan Willis finished in a tie for
11th place at the WWSGA
Women’s State Stroke Play Cham-
pionship held at House on the
Rock Resort in Spring Green. The
tournament fielded 76 women am-
ateurs from across the state. Willis,
16, was the youngest player in the
field and competed in the Champi-
onship Flight (reserved for players
with USGA Handicap Indexes of 6
or lower). Willis shot rounds of 85-
83-82 (250) on the 6050 yard, par
73 course. Former UW Badger
stand-out, Jessie Geary of Madi-
son, won the event with a 54-hole
total of 230.
Logan Willis ties for 11th
at Women’s State Stroke
Play Championship
Kohler Villager
Published the 1st and 15th
of each month
Contact Mary Struck:
AUGUST 15, 2012
Interior and exterior homes. Can power wash and
seal or stain decks. Can stain doors or paint doors
and shutters. Free estimates. Very competitive
prices. Experienced. Len Hucke and Ed Thompson.
Taylor Drive
pathway public
meeting set for
August 28
The Sheboygan County Plan-
ning and Conservation Depart-
ment is hosting a public
information meeting to discuss the
upcoming Taylor Drive Multi-Use
Pathway project. The project in-
volves the construction of a multi-
use (bicycle and pedestrian) path
on the east side of Taylor Drive
from Kohler Memorial Drive
south to potentially Crocker Av-
enue. The mostly asphalt path will
be 10 to 14 feet wide and will in-
clude a bridge over the Sheboygan
River and Union Pacific Railroad,
retaining walls, and a boardwalk
over wetlands. The work will in-
clude improvements to the inter-
sections along the route to make it
easier for bicyclists and pedestri-
ans to cross. The path will provide
access to area schools, employers,
and shopping and recreational des-
tinations. In addition, the path will
connect several existing trails in
the City of Sheboygan and She-
boygan County. At this time, con-
struction for this project is
scheduled to begin in 2014.
The purpose of the meeting is
to provide updated information on
the project and gather public input.
Representatives from the County,
City of Sheboygan, and the design
team will be available to answer
questions. The UW-Extension is
handicap accessible.
The Meeting will be Tuesday,
August 28th, 2012 from 5:00 -
7:00 p.m. in Room 5022 at UW-
Extension, 5 University Drive,
Sheboygan. The meeting will be
an open house format, with a brief
presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Design and construction of the
project is being funded through
Sheboygan County’s Nonmotor-
ized Transportation Pilot Program.
For more information, contact the
Sheboygan County Planning and
Conservation Department at (920)
459-3060 or Tammy Kuehlmann,
Design Team Project Manager at
(920) 803-7364 or
The Kohler Fire Department
was among area emergency agen-
cies called to assist with a rescue
and recovery effort on Lake Michi-
gan on Friday, August 10, after
high winds and waves swept fish-
ermen into the lake off of the
North Pier break wall.
Five people had gone out on the
pier to retrieve fishing equipment
lost earlier in the day, when high
waves washed two men, Kurt Net-
zer, 37 and David Diener, 21, off
of the break wall at approximately
3:27 p.m. A 38-year-old woman
who attempted to help the men
was also washed into the water, but
was able to cling to a ladder until
she was pulled to safety.
The 911 call was made by She-
boygan resident Tom Resch, who
was at the lakefront with his dog,
“Trouble,” when he witnessed
waves knock the two men off the
break wall. He said he saw the men
struggle to reach large rocks along
the base of the break wall, but an-
other wave came crashing over
and on top of them pushing them
under, and Resch said he did not
see them resurface. Resch also re-
ported seeing a woman in a wheel-
chair, who was reportedly the
mother of one of the victims, on
the break wall sustaining the crash-
ing waves as another woman who
had been pushing her ran for help.
The Kohler Fire Department re-
sponded as part of a Sheboygan
County support team, which also
included the City and Town of
Sheboygan Falls, Plymouth Fire
and Ambulance, Cedar Grove fire
department, the Sheboygan
County Sheriff’s Department, and
the Coast Guard. The DNRalso
supplied boats.
Kohler Fire Chief Mike Lind-
strom said the department trains
with the dive team, and assists by
lending equipment and manpower.
The KFD provided staging during
the weekend incident, which in-
volves checking in and out all the
divers and other responding per-
sonnel, so they can be accounted
Some of the Kohler Fire De-
partment volunteers also rode out
on the boats to be a line of commu-
nication to the divers, who are
wearing headsets, and they also
serve as “tenders” for the divers –
holding ropes attached to drivers
and guiding them as they swim
search patterns. Lindstrom said
visibility was extremely low on
Friday due to the high winds stir-
ring up sediment. Divers were
barely able to see in front of their
faces. Sunday was a little better,
when visibility about 2-3 feet. Spe-
cially trained dogs are also used.
Dive teams were able to re-
cover the bodies of Netzer and Di-
ener on Saturday and Sunday
Responding to this incident for
the KFD were Mike Lindstrom
and his son, Greg; Jack Jarvis,
Chuck Keller, Randy Bauer, Brett
Edgerle, T. J. Kramer, Brian Hor-
neck, Bob Taubenheim, Tom
Schumacher, and Mike Kelm.
Kohler Fire Dept. assists with Lake
Michigan search and rescue effort
Visit for complete photo gallery
Miss the centennial parade?
March over to
for photos and video!
AUGUST 15, 2012
The American Club Resort
a KOHLER experience
Summer Yoga Challenge
Yoga on the Lake
This is a challenge for you to keep
yoga in your life during the summer.
We are setting a goal for everyone to
do 52 days of yoga over the 92 days
of summer; June 1 - August 31. We
understand this goal may be a bit in-
timidating, but with the support of the
community you will evolve and trans-
form. Come into a powerful yoga
practice this summer. If you practice
three times a week, this is less than
$5 per class!!! Super hot deal! Get a
summer of yoga for $150, that’s a
savings of $147!
Exhibit: Ron Isaacs: Keeping
Through October 7, 2012
ARTspace — A Gallery of the
artist Ron Isaacs creates elegant
Through October 31, 2012. Three
nights and four 18-hole rounds of
golf per person, one round each
on Straits and Irish courses at
Whistling Straits and River and
Meadow Valleys courses at
Blackwolf Run.
From $1,138
A weekend of exciting wine
seminars, educational demonstra-
tions and delicious tastings. The
event includes nationally-
renowned chefs, regional restaura-
teurs, entertaining seminars from
award-winning local and interna-
tional chefs, and opportunities to
mingle with the top wine and culi-
nary experts from across the na-
tion. Many events are
complimentary including food and
wine samplings, book signings,
trunk shows and more. Tickets on
sale August 1. Call 800-344-2838
or visit
for tickets and information.
It’s Going to be a
Good Year
Save the Date for Kohler Food
& Wine Experience on
October 18-21
Golf Escape
Through September 30, 2012,
Sunday through Thursday. One
night and one 18-hole round of
golf per person on Straits course
at Whistling Straits and on
Meadow Valleys course at Black-
wolf Run plus one golf lesson.
From $773.
Through October 31, 2012. Two
nights and three 18-hole rounds of
golf per person, one round each
on Straits at Whistling Straits,
River at Blackwolf Run, and
choice of one round on Irish at
Whistling Straits or Meadow Val-
leys at Blackwolf Run. Compli-
mentary golf lessons included.
From $1,123
Golf Kohler
works of art that, at first glance, ap-
pear to be assemblages of vintage
garments, natural forms, and/or daily
life objects. A master of trompe l’oeil,
Isaacs’ compositions are actually con-
structed of numerous pieces of
Finnish birch wood, which are then
deftly painted in acrylic to mimic a va-
riety of materials.
Heading off to school?
Through August 1-31
Shop our collection of officially li-
censed WI Badger apparel! For a lim-
ited time, receive 20% off men’s and
women’s WI Badger tees and hood-
Heal Your Life - Group Reiki Session
Tuesdays, August 21 & 28, 4pm-5pm,
$20 per person
UW instructor and Reiki
Master/Teacher John Oestreicher of-
fers a group Reiki Healing Session.
This service provides a powerful ses-
sion that promotes healing; is afford-
able and has the ability to help many
people at the same time. Any size
group can benefit, from two people to
one hundred. This session is de-
signed to encourage healing for any
moderate to severe health issues in-
cluding cancer and fibromyalgia.
End of Season Plant Sale
August 13-31
Kohler Gardener
30-50% off select outdoor plants
(while supplies last).
The Open Air Classic - Celebrating
Twenty Topless !
August 18, 3:30-5pm
The Shops at Woodlake
You are invited to view the cars and
talk with the drivers when approxi-
mately 200 convertibles include a stop
at The Shops at Woodlake during
their 2012 tour. The cars include great
models from the 60s and 70s such as
Mustangs, Firebirds, and Camaros
and exotics such as Ferraris, Alphas,
Audis, Porches and BMWs.
Please call 920-459-1713 for more in-
formation or visit
For more information, pricing de-
tails and to register call Sports
Core at 920-457-4444.
Tiny Tot Mini Camps: Through Au-
gust 21, 9-10:30am
Practice Dance Party: Through Au-
gust 22, 6:45-8:45pm
Kids Zumba: August 24, 4-4:40pm
Sports Core Special Offers
Take 5 Café: Enjoy 20% off any
Panini, Through August 31
Pro Shop: The Pro Shop is celebrat-
ing in August with its BLOWOUT
SALE! Shoppers are welcome to take
advantage of merchandise savings
up to 80%. Through August 19
Sports Core
Welcomes New
Jason Keller comes to Hospi-
tality after serving as Wholesale
Channel Manager with the
Kitchen & Bath Group. His em-
ployment with Kohler Co. began
in 1997 holding several positions
within the Communications De-
partment. These positions have
allowed Jason to demonstrate his
leadership capabilities by devel-
oping strong relationships with
both internal and external cus-
tomers, and driving key process
improvement initiatives. His new
responsibilities will include all
aspects of Sports Core manage-
ment as well as Yoga on the Lake.
Jason Keller
– Photo courtesy of Kohler Co.
– Photo courtesy of Kohler Co.

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