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Published Monthly In Kohler, WI 53044 Volume 2, Number 7

February, 2007
Kohler
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219 Church St., Kohler, WI 53044
By Kevin Struck, University of Wisconsin-
Extension
To get a handle on how property taxes
change from year to year, it is sometimes
best to ignore tax rates, which can be unin-
tentionally misleading, and focus on prop-
erty tax levies. Generally speaking, the levy
is the amount of money actually budgeted
and spent by a taxing jurisdiction. Did this
figure go up or down, and, if so, by how
much?
Property owners in the Village of Kohler
pay taxes to five different jurisdictions each
year, and all five are represented on the
property tax bill. It is necessary, therefore,
to look at the levies for all five jurisdictions
to gain an understanding of a property
owners complete tax obligation.
According to state and local government
figures, the jurisdictions relevant to Village
of Kohler taxpayers showed the following
levy increases from last year to this year.
State of Wisconsin, no change (the
State uses a two-year budget cycle)
Sheboygan County, up 2.3 percent
Village of Kohler, up 2.7 percent
Kohler School District, up 9 percent
Lakeshore Technical College, up 3.5
percent
To give these percentages some context,
the annual Consumer Price Index for the
Midwest rose 2.4 percent from 2005 to
2006 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Given these numbers, some residential tax-
payers within the Village have questioned
why their property tax bills climbed 22 per-
cent or more, even though they made no
significant improvements to their proper-
ties. At the same time, some commercial
property owners actually had their tax bills
decrease by 10 percent, even though there
was little or no property deterioration.
One explanation is the continuation of
the historical shift in the property tax bur-
den from non-residential properties to resi-
dential properties. In 1970, for example,
50.6 percent of the levy was funded by
taxes from residential properties and 49.4
percent came from commercial, manufac-
turing, and other properties. By 2002, 67.6
percent of the levy was funded by residen-
tial properties. This ongoing shift has
occurred primarily because some types of
manufacturing and agricultural property
have been exempted or assessed differently,
and over that period residential property
market values have risen at a much faster
rate than values for other properties.
In order to see why that is important, it
is helpful to understand how various prop-
erties share in funding a tax levy. To make
it simple, lets suppose that in 2005 there
were only two properties in a village
one residential property and one commer-
cial property, each with an assessed value
of $100,000. If the levy was $50,000
total, both properties, because they were
valued the same, would share equal
responsibility for funding the levy.
Therefore, each property would pay half
of the taxes ($25,000 each). The follow-
ing year, 2006, the levy remains the same
at $50,000, but the residential propertys
value increases to $150,000, while the
commercial propertys value stays at
$100,000. Since the residential property
now makes up 60 percent of the total
property value of the village, its owner is
responsible for 60 percent of the tax obli-
gation. Instead of splitting the $50,000
levy equally, the residential property
owner now pays $30,000 and the com-
mercial property owner pays only
$20,000 even though there was no
remodeling of the residential property or
deterioration of the commercial property.
Why did the residential propertys
value increase, while the commercial
property stayed the same? Acommunitys
assessor determines property values by
comparing individual properties to simi-
lar properties that have recently sold.
Residential properties have increased
faster in the market than commercial
properties for some time, says Doug
Milius, a Wisconsin Department of
Revenue district supervisor. As a result,
residential properties are being allocated
a larger proportion of the tax levy burden.
Property tax trends
Some residential property tax bills up substantially
Many residents question Village
regarding tax increase
by Mary Struck, editor
After the revaluation was completed in
2006, the Village received numerous
inquiries regarding the increase in property
taxes. Village Board President Tom
Leonhardt said the Village Board worked
very hard to provide quality, cost-effective
services to all residents, and the budget for
Village services amounts to an increase of
only $44,000.
Leonhardt urges residents to please
remember when looking over their tax bill
that the Village only receives 20% of the tax
money collected, which goes toward servic-
es such as fire protection, police protection,
road repair and replacement, street lighting,
garbage collection, snow removal, office
staffing, recreation programs, and all other
mandated services required by the State of
Wisconsin and Sheboygan County. The
remaining 80% of the tax bill is split
between the State of Wisconsin, Sheboygan
County, Lakeshore Technical College and
the Kohler School District.
Regarding the 9% levy increase for
Kohler Schools, District Superintendent
Jeffrey Dickert said the increase is due to
the State of Wisconsin cutting the state aid
each year to Kohler by 15%. That gets
transferred to the property tax directly each
year. Dickert also said, enrollment
growth of Kohler resident children (9.6%
over two years) will also create a higher tax
levy to provide services for more children.
Pie chart showing distribution of taxes for 2006 included with every residents tax bill.
2006 Distribution of Taxes
Disparities in resale values between commercial and residential properties help explain some tax obligation differences.
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By Mary Struck, Kohler Villager editor
Some of us long-time Kohler residents
may find it easy to forget or take for grant-
ed what it was that attracted us to the
Village in the first place. Maybe it was the
quaint, clean neighborhoods, small town
atmosphere, quality school, or the dining
and recreational amenities. Or maybe it was
the Great Wall of China located in the
Kohler Design Center, which is what
impressed Doug Most, an editor with the
Boston Globe, when he paid a first time
visit to Kohler last fall.
Most wrote of his weekend getaway to
Kohler in his travel article titled A watery
world apart Where fixtures are artworks
in the October 29, 2006 issue of the Boston
Globe. The article also appears under the
title Kohler's a village flush with interest-
ing sights and plumbing on the El Paso
Times website and insidebayarea.com, a
regional portal serving the San Francisco
Bay Area.
Most wrote that as he stared at a row of
fixtures with the word Kohler on them in
the mens room at Bostons Logan Airport,
he wondered what there would be to do in
Kohler besides flush sleek toilets and take
refreshing showers. Not surprisingly to us
locals, he found plenty of things to see and
do in Kohler. Most wrote of his discovery of
terrific restaurants, a luxurious hotel
and spa, a cigar bar and unique shops,
world-class golf, a scenic jogging trail that
vanishes into the woods and a gorgeous
view from his hotel room of a small lake
and walking trail around it. Most also
wrote of a shallow river where girls and
boys, men and women, waded in, cast their
fishing lines, and pulled up salmon the size
of puppies. He said it was like watching a
National Geographic TV special in living
color. He also wrote of two nearby enor-
mous state parks filled with hiking trails
and a beautiful walk alongside Lake
Michigan (which he described as more
than twice the size of Massachusetts) after
he began to feel a little landlocked in the
Midwest. Most also described of his stroll
out on a jetty to the lighthouse while
waves lapped at the rocks below.
The article went into detail about the
history of Kohler Co. and the Kohler fami-
ly, along with other information about
Kohler Co. and a few words on the demo-
graphics of the Village.
Most ended his article by describing his
last stop of the day, which he declared is
what draws the crowds to Kohler year-
round, that being the Kohler Design
Center. He described the Design Center as
ultra-cool and a Metropolitan Museum
of Art for plumbing. Most said the floor-
to-ceiling display of tubs, sinks and toilets
in various colors, sizes and shapes known as
the Great Wall of China was worth the
trip alone.
Speaking for myself, I know my next
walk to the Kohler Dam or visit to the
Design Center will be seen through differ-
ent eyes. There arent too many places
where a Salmon fishing hot spot and an
ultra-cool design center with a display
worthy of a New York museum are within
short walking distance of each other, and
right in our backyards!
Doug Mosts article in its entirety can be
read at: www.boston.com/travel/articles/
2006/10/29/a_watery_world_apart/
Residents and guests are encouraged to
make advanced reservations for free Kohler
Design Center and factory tours, which are
conducted weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and last
approximately three hours. Participants
must be at least age 14, and closed toe
footwear must be worn on the tour. For
more information call (920) 457-3699 or
visit destinationkohler.com.
Revisiting Kohler through the eyes
of a first time visitor
Boston Globe editor writes of visit to the area
The Great Wall of China at Kohler Design Center was worth the the trip alone for first time visitor.
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That 70's Auction for Kohler
Performing Arts to be on April 28
The 70's-themed Kohler Performing
Arts Auction, to be held April 28 at the
Rangeline Inn, needs your help! We are
still looking for volunteers and will gladly
accept donations. Were also looking for
anyone willing to loan us 70's memorabilia
for decorations. Help is needed on com-
mittees for raffles, procurement and volun-
teer coordination. Volunteering on these
committees is an easy way for you to sup-
port an organization that helps all students
in the Kohler music programs.
We are changing the format of the auc-
tion this year, in order to increase our visi-
bility to parents of younger students.
Student services such as babysitting, lawn
mowing and show shoveling, as well as the
popular VIP seating for the Christmas
Musical program will be auctioned in silent
format during the Sock Hop scheduled for
February 17. Bidding on these auction
items is another way you can support your
music student. Please encourage your son
or daughter in the music program to volun-
teer a service, and encourage your friends
to bid for the services.
All funds raised by these auctions are
used for music scholarships and for
funding the biannual high school music
trips. Parents, if your students are
benefactors of these funds now or in the
near future, please consider volunteering
on a committee or making a donation, and
attending the auction in April. The
Performing Arts Organization's annual
auction is quickly becoming one of
Kohlers most entertaining and social
events. If youre interested in helping,
please contact Patti Nowak, Auction
Chairperson, at pattijnowak@yahoo.com
or 208-2344.
Kohler High
School Swing
Choir invited to
perform
The Kohler High School Swing Choir
has been invited to sing with the Northern
Lights and the South High Singers, who
will be hosting the Wisconsin Singers on
Saturday, March 3rd at the South High
Auditorium.
There will be a dance clinic led by the
dance captain and director of the Wisconsin
Singers at 4:00 p.m., dinner with the three
swing choirs and the college singers, and
then a concert at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased from the South
High School office. Join us for an evening
of top-notch entertainment! Lots of chore-
ography, lots of costume changes, lots of
props, and a 14-piece back-up band!
The Kohler Swing Choir will also be
performing at the John Michael Kohler Arts
Center on Sunday, March 4th at 1:30 fol-
lowing the Jazz Ensemble. This will be in
honor of Music In Our Schools Month.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center to hold
auditions for Senior Honor Recital
Auditions for the Senior Honor Recital
will be on Wednesday, February 7, 2007.
This event is open to musicians who are
graduating high school seniors in
Sheboygan County. Please contact Ann
Brusky at 920-458-6144 or
abrusky@jmkac.org for more information
or to schedule an audition.
As part of its mission to support and
encourage developing performing artists,
the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, in
partnership with The Sheboygan Music
Club, holds an annual competition for high
school seniors. Four winners will be select-
ed to receive a monetary award courtesy of
the Sheboygan Music Club as well as to
perform in a special performance on
Sunday, May 6 at the John Michael Kohler
Arts Center.
Student musicians who wish to compete
must complete an application form and
return to the Arts Center, attention Senior
Honor Recital Competition, by January 26,
2007, 5:00 p.m. Prospective contestants
should prepare a 10-minute audition piece
and must provide 3 photocopies of compe-
tition music (for judges) and an accompa-
nist, if necessary, at the audition. The com-
positions to be performed are to be deter-
mined by the student and his/her music
teacher. Soloists or ensembles consisting of
4 or less students may participate in the
competition. Winners in ensembles will be
issued an honorarium as a group.
Upon receipt of application forms, con-
testants will be contacted by phone and/or
email with specific information regarding
audition time and warm-up arrangements.
Girl Scouts will
hold annual
Father-Daughter
dance
The Girl Scouts of Kohler will be hold-
ing their annual Father-Daughter dance this
year on Friday, February 16, 2007. The
dance will take place at the Kohler School
from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. All Kohler Daisy
Scouts, Brownie Scouts and Girl Scouts are
invited to bring their father (or uncle, close
family friend, etc.) for a fun evening of
dancing, munchies, and fun!
Winners will be notified by phone
Thursday, February 8. All winners will be
asked to prepare a 20-minute program that
will be a segment of the Senior Honor
Recital on Sunday, May 6, 2007. Specific
details will be furnished upon notification.
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St. Johns
Catholic
Church to host
Soup Supper
All you can eat homemade soups,
bread, beverage, and dessert.
St. Johns Catholic Church will be holding a
Soup Supper on Saturday, February 24th
at 6:00 pm in the church hall at 600 Green
Tree Rd. Kohler. Cost is $5.00 per person at
the door. All proceeds will go towards the
Catholic Heart Workcamp mission trip in
July of 2007. All Village residents are wel-
come.
Annual All-you-can-eat
Chili Dinner
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan
Falls will host an All-you-can-eat Chili
Dinner on February 18, 2007 from 11:00
am-2:00 pm. Cheese, crackers, bread,
homemade desserts, ice cream, coffee and
milk will also be served. Takeouts will be
available. Hot dog substitutions will be
available for children.
Advance tickets are sold at the church
office, Wallys Studio and Depkes Shoes in
downtown Sheboygan Falls.
Ticket prices are: Adults, $5.50
advanced, $6:00 at the door. Kids age 6-11,
$3.00 advanced, $3.50 at the door.
St. Paul is located at 730 County Road
PPP (near corner of Hwy 28 and County
Road PPP) in Sheboygan Falls.
Sponsored by St. Paul Friends for local
community aid projects.
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Cedar Landing at Elkhart Lake welcomes director
Steve Jaberg, Executive Director and CEO
of Cedar Community, West Bend, recently
named Monica Smith as campus director for
Cedar Landing, an exciting new living option
for men and women age 62 and better located
in the heart of Elkhart Lake. Smith will be
staffing the Cedar Landing office, located at
29 Cedar Lane just northeast of the corners of
Hwy 67 and Rhine Street, Mondays through
Fridays, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.. She will host model
home hours Sundays through Fridays 11 a.m.
3 p.m. (closed Saturdays).
Smith offers an extensive background in
hospitality and event planning, joining Cedar
Community after more than eight years as
guest services / group sales and marketing
director for Waterfront Entertainment Group /
dba Edelweiss Cruise Lines and Third Street
Pier Restaurant in Milwaukee. In her new role,
Smith will be providing a variety of services at
Cedar Landing, from sharing information with
prospective residents, to assisting new resi-
dents in choosing their homesites and ameni-
ties, working with Hillcrest Builders on con-
struction details, and arranging outings, activ-
ities and maintenance for residents. Were
excited about the progress at Cedar Landing,
and are pleased to welcome Monica in this
important full-time role, said Jaberg. The
energy and commitment Monica brings will
be an asset to the quality senior community
were building here.
Cedar Landing currently has five homes
under construction, and its first residents are
expected to move in this spring. The entire
development features 40 side-by-side homes,
each with two bedrooms, two full baths, sin-
gle-story living space, attached two-car
garage, full basement storage, and patio
access to walking trails and a central park.
Residents will have priority access to the 35-
apartment assisted living facility, clubhouse
and pond planned for construction as soon as
late summer. For more information or to
reserve a homesite, call Smith at
902.876.4050.
Cedar Landings new full-time director Monica Smith
poses in the senior developments popular Windward
model.
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In addition to the new patterns, you will find many
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Frances Windsor
becomes Kohlers
Spelling Bee
Gymkhana, poinsettia, nachtmusik
and muumuu. Those were some of
the words on the list challenging
Kohler students participating in the
annual Spelling Bee that took place
on Monday, January 22, 2007.
Competing in this years program
were the top four spellers from
grades 5 through 8. Of the students
participating in the event, one will
go on to the regional spelling bee on
February 13, 2007 at Acuity
Insurance.
The Kohler School District winner
is Frances Windsor from Mr. Hucke's
sixth grade classroom. Taking sec-
ond place was Molly Delahunt from
Mrs. Bitters 5th grade classroom.
Other participants in the district
were: Logan Wright, Brennan
Ladwig, and Annabelle Goese, fifth
grade;, Nate Tures, Madeline Kelly
and Kristina Kusel, sixth grade;
Garrett Griswold, Ben Steinert, Erin
Johnson and Lily Proudman, seventh
grade; Nate Sutherland, Meghan
Long, Ilirian Ameti, and Danielle
Hart, eighth grade.
Frances Windsor and Molly Delahunt
Kohler Schools Superinten-
dent Jeff Dickert served as
reader for the event. Words
from the Scripps Howard
National Spelling Bee list
were used to challenge the
students.
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continued support we are fortunate to be able to give back
throughout the year to our community in many ways. Communities
depend on local businesses to support various organizations. Without
this generous support, these organizations would not be able to fulfll
their purpose in the community. All local businesses are dependant
on the patronage of the community. Please remember to give your
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People to People
American Cancer Society
Sheboygan Outboard Club
Blue Line Ice Asso.
Special Olympics
Christ Child Academy
Safe Harbor
Children`s Miracle Network
WI Breast Cancer Division
Ducktona 500
National June Conference
Elkhart Lake Lions Club
Nationall Multiple Sclerosis
Holy Family School
Hometown Harmony
Heritage Square Merchants
Immaculate Conception
Juvenile Diabetes
Kohler Performing Arts
Kohler Fire Dept.
Kohler Sport Booster
Kids Day America
Kohler Schools
Sheboygan Luthheran HS
Lakeshore Technical College
Kids Rule (Marcus Cinema)
Buckskin Horse Assoc.
North High School
Oostburg Christian School
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Plymouth Girls Basketball
Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.
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Assoc. for Deaf & Hearing
Boy Scouts of America
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Christian High School
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Campus Life
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Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra
Camp Evergreen
Elkhart Lake High School
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame
Howards Grove FFA
Howards Grove Soccer Club
Sheboygan Softball Assoc.
Sheboygan Jaycees
Junior Achievement
Sheboygan Bowling Assoc.
Kohler Kiwanis Club
Beqacon of Hope
Sheb. Co. Conservation Club
Kiwanis Club
Ladies of Lake Chapter
Lions Club
Marshview Conservation Club
1907 Club
Sheboygan Optimist Club
Pheasants Forever
Camp Heartland
Plymouth Jr. Wrestling
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LWCD Trees and
Shrub Order
Forms Available
The Sheboygan County Land and Water
Conservation Departments annual tree and
shrub sale is currently accepting orders. If
you are planning a future tree and shrub
planting on your property this program can
help.
There are a total of thirty nine species
available either sold individually or includ-
ed in one of the three planting packets. The
program encourages property owners to
plant native trees and shrubs.
The program does offer some non-native
species as well. The trees and shrubs may
be used for landscaping, windbreaks, refor-
estation and wildlife habitat improvement.
There are no planting restrictions on these
trees and shrubs. As in the past some indi-
viduals took their trees and shrubs up north
to a cabin or recreational property. If you
need assistance to design a habitat plan for
your property contact the Land and Water
Conservation office at (920) 467-5746.
In addition to trees and shrubs, there are
three different wildflower mixes. The first
mix is suitable for clay soil, another for
sandy soils.
The last mix features three different
prairie grasses and fourteen wildflowers.
Planting aids such as fertilizer pellets, root
gel, and tree shelter tubes are also available.
Residents are encouraged to place their
order as soon as possible. Many trees and
shrub species may be sold out well before
the spring order deadline. A pickup of
orders will be scheduled for early spring of
2007.
You can access the order form from the
county website, www.co.sheboygan.wi.us
Click on departments and choose Land and
Water Conservation. Scroll down the page
and choose tree program, then click on the
blinking accepting orders icon and fill out
the form. If you would like an order form
or have any questions, please contact the
Land and Water Conservation Department
at (920) 467-5746.
Kohler Police Athletic
League Annual Brat Fry
Sunday, February 18, 2007
11:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Kohler Fire House
Highland Drive, Kohler
Ticket purchases good in trade for
food and drink.
Prizes:
1
st
Prize: $250 Kohler Co. Hospitality Certificate
and many more!!
100s of Door Prizes
---PROCEEDS ARE RETURNED TO THE COMMUNITY---
SUPPORT THE YOUTH OF KOHLER
Cub Scouts ring bells for
Salvation Army
Sam Kohler, Noah Becker, Jim Conklin, Jacob Pellowski, Henry ODonnell, Joe Conklin (future
scout), Jackson Moeller, and Cole Kroitzsch.
Kohler Cub Scouts rang bells for the Salvation Army for two hours on December 2nd at
Woodlake Market.
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CLASSIFIEDS
Kohler Seniors
The Kohler Seniors will meet February 5th in the Village Hall at 1:30 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Reverend Thomas Schroeder of Grace United Church in
Kohler. He will speak about his Sabbatical trip to Ireland, Scotland, Greece, and
Turkey. All are welcome to attend.
Kohler School Friends
Second Monday of the month at 11:15 a.m. in the Library.
Kohler Police Athletic League (KPAL)
Second Thursday of every month at the firehouse. Social time
begins at 7:00 p.m., meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.
Kohler Soccer Club
Second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Library.
Kohler Athletic Booster Club
First Monday of each month (excluding July) at 7:00 PM in the Library.
Kohler Performing Arts Auction Committee
will be meeting on the following dates in the KHS band room. Meetings start at
7:15 and generally last 60-90 minutes.
February 21
March 7 and 19
April 4,11,18 and 25
Meeting Dates
Announcements and milestones are printed free of charge. Mail or leave in drop box at:
Terra Media, L.L.C., 219 Church St., Kohler, WI 53044.
Please include self-addressed stamped envelope to ensure return of photo prints.
Classifieds are $5 per issue. Make checks payable to Terra Media, L.L.C.
Classifieds are $5 per issue. Payment must accompany ad or be made by 20th of month.
Please do not request billing for classifieds.
Make checks payable to
Terra Media, L.L.C. and mail or leave in drop box at 219 Church St., Kohler, WI 53044
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
To the Kohler High School Class of 1986 The responses received to date indi-
cate that class members would prefer a summer reunion. Therefore, we will
reschedule our planned 20th reunion to July of 2007. I hope that all of you will be
able to attend. Please contact me at jhorneck@msn.com and send me your ideas
or comments, and please send me contact information you might have for other
classmates as well; specifically e-mail addresses, as we would like to use the con-
venience and power of the Internet to coordinate the event. Look forward to hear-
ing from you and seeing you soon.
Sheboygan area singles, divorced and widowed. Please join us for our month-
ly meetings and Breakfast Club. Monthly meetings are held every first and third
Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Lakeshore Lanes, 2519 South Business Drive,
Sheboygan. Breakfast Club is every first and third Saturday of the month at
Arabella's Family Restaurant, 725 Indiana Ave., Sheboygan at 10 a.m.
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Kohler Police Athletic League
holding membership drive
KPAL, as we are known in the Village,
is looking for new members. The KPAL
generates funds by holding an annual brat
fry, running bingo, and through activities
supported by KPAL, including a summer
baseball program, two scholarships, Kohler
Girl Scouts, and Kohler Boy Scout/Club
Scouts. KPAL also helps the Kohler School
District with the costs for programs for girls
and boys summer basketball, flag football,
athletic banquet awards, and boys 5th and
6th grade basketball.
KPALs largest fundraiser is their annu-
al brat fry, which is coming up shortly on
Sunday, February 18, 2007 from 11:30 am
to 6 pm. There are three basic ways to help
KPALevents to be successful. The first is to
come to the event, second is to purchase
brat fry tickets from members when they
come door-to-door, and the last is to volun-
teer your time at the event. KPAL brat fry
tickets are one dollar and are good for one
dollar in trade. Purchased tickets are auto-
matically entered into the door prize raffle.
KPAL has monthly meetings on the sec-
ond Thursday of each month. Meetings
begin at 7 pm and usually last about an hour
afterward. Lunch and fellowship time usu-
ally take place.
During the April 12 meeting, members
will be bringing prospective new members.
Anyone interested in joining the KPAL can
call membership committee members Jeff
Dickert, 208-1990, Bruce Nowak, 208-
2344, John Pethan, 457-3670 and Bill
Kunst, 452-5482
CORRECTION
The business card received by The Kohler Villager for David Vaughan
Investments, Inc. in Januarys Business Card Corner contained a misprint. The
phone and fax number were incorrect. See this issue of Business Card Corner
on page 11 for the corrected version.
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10AM-NOON DOGSLED DEMONSTRATION
10AM-2PM ICE-CARVING CONTEST
Judging at 2pm
10AM-4PM KETTLE KORN CONCESSIONS
10AM-5PM TRUNK SHOW
Scarves by artist Kristin Gereau.
At Facets
1 0: 30-1 1 : 30AM ANIMAL TRACKING presentation
11 AM-3PM MOBILE PET ADOPTION BY SCHS
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11 AM-4PM MAPLE SUGARING presentation
11: 30AM WARM KETTLE SOUP COOK-OFF
Home chef competition,
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NOON-12: 30PM SNOWSHOE DEMONSTRATION
1-2PM ANIMAL TRACKING presentation
1-2PM EISSTOCKSCHIESSEN presentation
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1-3PM WOODLAKE MARKET
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Sheboygan Falls, WI
920-467-4205
Are you thinking of striking out on your own
and joining the growing ranks of the self-
employed? It's an exciting prospect - and
possibly a little scary. But you can remove
some of the fear by doing whatever you can
to prepare yourself financially for life as an
entrepreneur.
What steps can you take? Here are a few to
consider:
Save as much as you can. Ideally, you
would want to have a couple of years'
worth of living expenses saved before
you go solo. But that's a pretty tall order
for most people. And if you have a
spouse earning a good income, you may
have less need to put away a large sum.
Nonetheless, it's almost always a good
idea to save as much as you possibly can
before becoming your own boss.
Think twice before cashing out retirement
plan. If you're leaving a job that provided
you with a 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) plan,
you might be tempted to cash out your
account to help pay for the transition to
the world of self-employment. However,
try to avoid this move. By liquidating your
employer-sponsored plan, you will face
early withdrawal penalties if you are
younger than 59-1/2, and income taxes,
too. Just as importantly, you will be
depleting a valuable resource for your
retirement. If at all possible, try to find
other sources of income. For example,
you may want to consider a home equity
loan; interest rates on these loans are
usually competitive, and your interest
payments may be tax deductible. Be
aware, though, that you will be using your
house as collateral, so make sure you
can afford the payments.
Financial Focus
Going to Work for Yourself? Plan Ahead
Consider opening a new retirement plan.
Once you make the jump to self-employ-
ment, start thinking of what type of retire-
ment plan you might want to choose.
Fortunately, you have some attractive
options that offer both tax advantages
and a wide range of investment choices.
If your business has no employees
except yourself and possibly your
spouse, you may be able to establish a
SEP-IRA or an "Owner-Only" 401(k). If
you will have employees, you might want
to consider a SIMPLE IRA or a "Safe
Harbor" 401(k). Your tax adviser and
investment professional can help you
choose an appropriate plan.
Pay yourself a regular "salary."
Depending on what type of business you
are opening, you may well experience an
uneven flow of income - which could, at
times, force you to dip into your long-
term investments to help you meet your
daily and monthly expenses. To avoid
this potential problem, consider paying
yourself a regular "salary" out of your
business' earnings. It's crucial that you
live on a pre-agreed amount - even if the
only person you have to agree with is
yourself. Too often, entrepreneurs use up
one month's "paycheck" and then have
nothing left in the next "down" month. But
if you have the discipline to stay within
the income you've allotted yourself, and
your business succeeds, you should
eventually build up a cash cushion that
can be used for emergencies or invest-
ments.
Your career as an entrepreneur can be
rewarding in many ways - and you'll enjoy it
even more if you make the right financial
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2007
Waelderhaus Gingerbread Festival
Winners Announced
Kohler third graders take first place
The Kohler Foundation has announced
the winners of the tenth annual Gingerbread
Festival competition. This year's overall
winner was North High School, under the
direction of Karen Sullivan, with a delec-
table Candy Land complete with Mr. Mint,
Plumpy, Raggedy Ann and Andy, and
Gloppy made of sweet treats. There is the
Ice Cream Cone Village along with the
Peppermint Walk, the Jack of Diamond's
Castle and Grandma Motts house.
Gingerbread constructions of all sizes
and shapes were displayed at the
Waelderhaus in Kohler during the month of
December and voted on by nearly 7,000
visitors. Entries are made in the manner of
traditional gingerbread houses, requiring
that all parts be edible. Candies, frosting,
cookies, cereal, gum and sweets of all kinds
are used to create mouth-watering ginger-
bread fantasies of all sizes and shapes.
This year's entries included the Candy
Land game board, a country church, a log
cabin, a forest ranger's watch tower, a vil-
lage home with a gingerbread train, Ravine
Park with sledders galore, and a wonderful
farm yard with barn and silo!
Prizes, based on tallied votes, were
awarded in five grade categories. The first
place winners for each category are, Pre-
school: Cedar Grove Belgium Elementary;
Grades K-2: Cedar Grove-Belgium; Grades
3-5: Kohler Elementary; Grades 6-8:
Sheboygan Falls Middle School; Grades 9-
12: Sheboygan North High School. Each
was awarded a cash prize of $500.
Second place winners earned a $250
cash prize and included Cedar Grove
Belgium Elementary (in two age groups);
Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Girl Scout Troup
302; Sheboygan Falls Middle School, and
Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School.
Awarded third place honors and a $100
cash award, were Kohler Elementary,
Sheboygan Falls Elementary, St. Dominic's
School Bear Cub Scouts and Brownie
Troop, Kohler Middle School and Elkhart
Lake-Glenbeulah High School.
To learn about next year's competition or
to visit the Waelderhaus, which offers tours
year-round, call 920-452-4079 for more
information.
Mrs. Deb LaDukes third graders took first place with their creation of a sweet replica of Mrs.
LaDukes 1920's era converted one-room schoolhouse.
Public school open enrollment application
period is February 5-23
MADISONThe Wisconsin Department of Public
Instruction has notified school districts that Feb. 5-23 is the
statewide open enrollment period in which parents, who
wish to choose the public school district their children will
attend for the 2007-08 school year, must file open enroll-
ment applications.
Wisconsin is entering its 10th year of providing open
enrollment, said State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster.
The program is one of many options our state offers to sup-
port parents involvement in decisions affecting their chil-
drens education.
In Wisconsin, children are assigned to school districts
based on the location of their parents home. Februarys
three-week application period for open enrollment is the
only tuition-free opportunity for most parents to apply for
their children to attend public school in a school district
other than the one in which they live. Since the 1998-99
school year, participation in the open enrollment program
has grown from 2,464 students transferring to another
school district in the first year to 21,025 during the 2005-06
school year.
Under the full-time public school open enrollment pro-
gram, parents must apply during the application period to
the school district they wish their children to attend. Early
and late applications are not accepted. Parents will be
informed by April 6 whether their open enrollment applica-
tions have been approved or denied.
In most circumstances, transportation is the responsibil-
ity of the parent. However, some school districts may elect
to provide partial transportation. Parents with questions
about transportation should call both the resident and non-
resident school district offices to find out if any transporta-
tion will be provided. Reimbursement of some transporta-
tion costs is available for low-income parents whose chil-
dren are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches under the
federal school lunch program.
The DPI provides the following guidelines for parents
who wish to apply for open enrollment:
Open enrollment deadlines are firm. Application forms
must be submitted to the nonresident school district no ear-
lier than Feb. 5 and no later than Feb. 23. Early and late
applications will be returned. The forms are due in the non-
resident school district no later than 4 p.m. on Feb. 23; a
postmark will not meet the requirement. Hand-delivery of
application forms to the nonresident school district is
strongly recommended.
Parents may submit applications to no more than three
nonresident school districts for each child during the open
enrollment application period. Submitting more than three
applications to nonresident school districts will result in all
applications being invalidated.
Forms must be filled out completely and accurately. Contact
the local school district office or the DPI if assistance is need-
ed in filling out the form. An inaccurate or incomplete form
may result in denial of an application.
Parents may request enrollment in a specific school or pro-
gram in the nonresident school district; however, enrollment in
the requested school or program is subject to space and other
limitations and is not guaranteed.
Most students who attended a nonresident school district
under open enrollment last year are not required to reapply for
the 2007-08 school year. However, if the student will be enter-
ing middle school, junior high school, or high school in the
2007-08 school year, parents should call the nonresident school
district to find out if reapplication will be required.
Parents may apply for their children to attend 4-year-old
kindergarten under open enrollment only if the resident school
district also offers a 4-year-old kindergarten program for which
the child is eligible.
Open enrollment application forms may be obtained from
any public school district, from the Department of Public
Instruction, or from the DPIs open enrollment website at
http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html.
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Sports
Sports
Kohler team members Luke Silvestri, Bart Stillwell, Nick Falconer, Jim Conklin, Michael Stock, Hank Biznek
Top Row: Coach Paul Gottsacker, Michael Stock, Luke Silvestri, Danielle Drake,
Jim Conklin, Nick Falconer, Hank Biznek, Head Coach Joe Reinhart
Bottom Row: Bart Stillwell, Kanen Getz, Vadim Dekker, Jacob Welsch, Pete Gottsacker, Keegan Reinhart
Kohler players help Sheboygan
Mite A hockey team take third
at tournament
The Sheboygan Mite A hockey team played
four games in the Eagle River Hockey
Tournament in January. The team won the third
Kohler runner to
run Boston
Marathon for a
very special cause
Sue Field trains in Kohler for the April 16th Boston Marathon where
she will be running as a member of the 2007 Dana Farber Marathon
Challenge (DFMC)
Sue Field of Kohler will be running the 111th Boston
Marathon as a member of the 2007 Dana Farber Marathon
Challenge (DFMC) Team. Field said her personal quest of run-
ning the marathon pales in comparison to the challenges fac-
ing cancer patients. Field is sadly too familiar with the chal-
lenges faced by cancer patients. She will be running the
marathon in memory of her mother, Muguette, who passed
away eight years ago after an all too brief battle with liver can-
cer, which was preceded by breast cancer. Field said she will
also carry in her heart her mothers five siblings who passed
away from cancer, and three cousins who have been diagnosed
with cancer.
Field is accepting gift donations toward her challenge of
helping her honor the memory of her mother and family mem-
bers as well as people in all of our lives who have been
touched by cancer. Tax deductible checks may be made
payable to DFMC and mailed to Sue Field, 345 Woodlake
Road, Kohler, WI 53044. As of this printing, Fields goal is
$5,000 and to date she has raised $3,800.
The DFMC raises funds for the Claudia Adams Barr
Program, in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at the Dana
Farber Institute in Boston. One hundred percent of monies
raised from the marathon challenge are directed to the Barr
Program, which enables scientists at the leading edge of dis-
covery to improve the quality of life for cancer patients, and
eventually find a cure.
Field is training by running five days a week and she also
does strength training and yoga. When the weather is really
bad, she runs on a treadmill.
Field has been running for a long time and this will be
her 14th marathon, two of which were past Boston Marathons.
While running has always been a very important part of her
life in achieving personal goals, she is particularly excited to
be running this marathon for a cause that trascends herself.
Field is one of 500 runners who have been accepted onto
the DFMC team out of 7,000 applicants. Acceptance is typicaly
based on reasons for entering. Applicants must submit an essay
as to why they want to run for the Dana Farber Marathon
Challenge team. Running history and number of past
marathons that entrants participated in also factor into the
selection process.
place game over Black River Falls 8-0. Six of the
team members are from Kohler.
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920-457-8000
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm Saturday 8am-9pm Sunday 8am-7pm
Add some sare to our
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Mrs. Eickholts 4th grade class assembled a
Birthday Party In a Box instead of having
the usual holiday gift exchange in
December. Each student donated a cake mix,
frosting, birthday candles, napkins and a gift
for a boy or girl. They made birthday cards
and wrapped up the party boxes with ribbon.
The birthday boxes were loaded up
and donated to a local food pantry. The
kids really enjoyed making and giving
the birthday boxes to children who might
not be as fortunate as them. It especially
felt good during the holiday season.
Fourth graders take
part in community
service project
Kohler Middle School December
Students of the Month
December Students of the Month have
been named at Kohler Middle School by
the Middle School faculty and Middle
School Principal, Mr. Lance Northey:
Receiving the honors in the 7th grade
were:
Lily Zehfus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Zehfus
John Benishek, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Brian Benishek
Receiving the honors in the 8th grade were:
Alex Mauer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Curt Mauer
Austin Neerhof, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce Neerhof
This is a monthly award given to sev-
enth and eighth grade students on the basis
of academic performance, leadership,
school involvement, and citizenship. The
students are selected through faculty recom-
mendation.
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You've seen them on Oprah, The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good
Morning America, and NBC's Today
Show; on February 26th you can see them
on stage in Kohler, Wisconsin.
When five brothers and sisters from
Utah sit down to perform on five Steinway
grand pianos, their eyes lock, a silent signal
passes between them, and in an instant they
become a musical dynamo. The Browns
present themselves as they really are:
young adults with a modern look who love
fashion, sports, computer games, dancing
and all types of music - most of all, classi-
cal. And audiences, especially the kids, are
blown away when the five perform in con-
cert. A youthful, all-American quintet of
brothers and sisters, each a virtuoso concert
pianist, The 5 Browns swept the classical
Kohler Foundation
Announces The 5 Browns
world in 2005 with the release of their self-
titled first records for RCA Red Seal,
which landed them at the top of the weekly
Billboard charts and, at the end of the year,
as one of the Top Classical Artists of 2005.
The "Fab Five" - as People headlined its
profile of Ryan, 20 years of age; Melody,
21; Gregory, 23; Deondra, 25; and Desirae,
27 - bring together five distinctive and dis-
criminating keyboard talents, honed at
New York's Juilliard School, where for five
consecutive years they studied simultane-
ously. With the advice and direction of
their manager and their parents, Keith and
Lisa, they hit on the idea of casting their lot
together as a unique quintet of classical
pianists, performing on five pianos and in
various ensemble combinations. They have
been profiled in the pages of The New York
Times, People Magazine, Los Angeles
Times, Gramophone, Entertainment
Weekly, Time for Kids Magazine and
Sunday London Telegraph, and the classi-
cal critics for The New York Times and the
Chicago Tribune have hailed their artistry.
In the wake of the first album's release,
Entertainment Weekly announced, "This
quintet of piano prodigies revamps stuffy
classics for the Rachmaninoff-impaired."
Single ticket prices are as follows
(based on "A" or "B" seating):
The 5 Browns: $37/$32; Student single
ticket pricing is $15.
Tickets or a free brochure that details
the entire season may be ordered by calling
920-458-1972.
The Kohler Foundation's Distinguished
Guest Series is one of the longest-running
performing arts series in the state.
Garden Art
with bowling
balls
The Sheboygan County Master
Gardeners organization will be presenting a
program on the art of decorating bowling
balls to use as garden art on Monday,
February 5, 2007. Barbara Schneiderhan,
UW-Extension Master Gardener, will be
displaying her collection of decorated
bowling balls and demonstrating her
method of making them, using stones,
coins, seashells, broken mirrors and china,
marbles, and wine corks. The program will
be at 7:00 pm at the Sheboygan County
UW-Extension Office Building, 650 Forest
Avenue, Sheboygan Falls.
Reiki
Reiki is a Japanese form of deep relaxation and
stress reduction, which also promises healing.
All Reiki sessions include:
Scan for Low-Energy Areas of the Body
Balance Energy Centers
Feedback Why Low-Energy Has Developed
Suggestions for Maintaining High-Energy
Relaxation Reiki
This is a preventative treatment for those wish-
ing to maintain good health and strengthen the
immune system. First session $75.00, subse-
quent sessions $50.00
Healing Reiki
This treatment facilitates physical, mental and
emotional healing. Ideal for those with moder-
ate to severe health issues and those undergoing
major life-changes. $75.00
Personal Power Reiki
Personal Power Reiki is developed especially
around your wishes, hopes and dreams.
Includes Relaxation Reiki, plus customized,
pin-point affirmations and techniques to sky-
rocket you to your goals. $125.00
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Reiki Training
Meditation Training
Spiritual Counseling
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With Governor Doyle's action
calling the State Legislature into
special session, the time may finally
be here for the adoption of
ethics reform legislation in
Wisconsin.
Earlier this month,
Governor Doyle called the
state legislature into spe-
cial session, beginning on
January 11th, solely to
consider and act upon leg-
islation creating a
Government Accountability
Board for the enforcement
of elections, ethics, and
lobbying laws.
The January special session bills
are based on legislation introduced
by Senator Mike Ellis (R-Neenah),
last session as 2005 Senate Bill 1
and this session as 2007 Senate Bill
2 (of which I am a cosponsor).
Last session, although SB 1 passed
the State Senate overwhelmingly
with a bipartisan vote of 28-5,
Republican leaders and the
Republican majority in the Assembly
prohibited consideration of the bill.
Attempts to bring the bill up for a
vote in the Assembly were killed by
a vote of 45-51 (with only a handful
of Assembly Republicans voting
with Assembly Democrats to bring
the bill up for consideration).
Since the November elections, how-
ever, it seems like everyone is in
favor of passing ethics reform legis-
lation! So maybe the time has
come.
Upon its introduction, the special
session bills were referred to the
Assembly Committee on Judiciary
and Ethics and the Senate
Committee on Ethics Reform and
Government Operations for review.
Both Committees have already held
public hearings on the bills.
Like the Ellis proposal, the spe-
cial session bills propose to elimi-
nate the current Elections Board
and the Ethics Board and replace
them with a Governmental
Accountability Board. Unlike the
inherently political Elections Board,
the goal is to make the
Governmental Accountability Board
as nonpartisan as possible.
As proposed by Governor Doyle,
the Government Accountability
Board would be composed of six
members (who are retired judges)
serving staggered four-year terms.
The members would be appointed
Ethics reform
One of my goals as your State
Senator is to reduce our overall tax bur-
den and work to remove Wisconsin
from the list of the top ten
highest taxed states in the
nation. A main focus of this
effort will be to make
Wisconsin more attractive and
competitive, from a tax per-
spective, for senior citizens.
Recently, I worked to co-
sponsor a legislative bill that
will exempt the income earned
from pensions or retirement
plans from state taxation.
Specifically, Senate Bill (SB) 3
exempts from taxation certain amounts
of payments or distributions received
each year by an individual from a quali-
fied retirement plan under the Internal
Revenue Code, if such payments are
not already exempt from taxation.
Under current state law, the pension
benefits of certain public employees are
exempt from state taxation. The pen-
sions that are exempt include payments
received from the U.S. civil service
retirement system, the U.S. military
employee retirement system, the
Milwaukee city and county retirement
systems, the Police Officer's Annuity
and Benefit Fund of Milwaukee, the
Milwaukee Public School Teachers'
Retirement Fund, the Wisconsin State
Teachers' Retirement Fund, and the
Sheriff's Annuity and Benefit Fund of
Milwaukee County. For most of these
pension plans, the exemption applies
only to persons who were members of
or retired from the plans as of
December 31, 1963, although this limi-
tation does not apply to retirement pay-
ments received from the U.S. military
employee retirement system or from
payments received from the U.S. gov-
ernment that relate to service with the
U.S. Coast Guard, the commissioned
corps of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, or the com-
missioned corps of the U.S. Public
Health Service.
Retiring the pension tax
Updates From Our State Representatives
by the Governor with the advice and
consent of the Senate.
The Governor's appointees to the
Governmental Accountability
Board would come from a list
of nominations to the Board
submitted to the Governor by
the Government
Accountability Candidate
Committee. The Committee
would consist of one court of
appeals judge from each of
the court of appeals districts.
The special session bill
maintains a shared enforce-
ment authority of these laws
between the Governmental
Accountability Board and local district
attorneys. This is a change from the
Ellis bill which gives the Enforcement
Division independent authority to
investigate and prosecute violators of
the election, ethic and lobbying regula-
tion laws.
Finally, the special session ethics
proposal gives the Governmental
Accountability Board the additional
resources it needs to investigate possi-
ble violations of our state's elections,
ethics and lobbying laws, including the
ability to retain special investigators.
Under this proposed law, the Board will
not need approval from the Legislature
or the Governor to proceed with any
investigation it authorizes.
The special session bill proposed by
Governor Doyle is, of course, a starting
point. A number of concerns have
been raised regarding some aspects of
the bill, including issues relating to
open records, the constitutionality of
certain limitations on Board members,
and a provision which would void the
entire law if any part is found to be
unconstitutional.
As such, I anticipate and expect that
there will be changes to this proposal
adopted by the state legislature in our
review of the bill. That is natural. I am,
however, hopeful that as this process
moves forward, we will work towards a
compromise that will put some teeth
behind our laws and help to ensure
Wisconsinites in the integrity of our
state government.
Contact Me:
If you would like to contact me regarding
this or any other issue, you may call my
office at 1-888-529-0026 or you can e-mail
me at: Rep.VanAkkeren@legis.wi.gov.
And, of course, if you want to send me a
letter, you can send that to: Rep. Terry
Van Akkeren, P.O. Box 8953, Madison, WI
53708-8953
I believe this tax policy should be
extended to all Wisconsin citizens that
earn income via a pension or retire-
ment fund and was therefore
proud to co-sponsor SB 3. In
an effort to gain support for
the proposal from some legis-
lators and hopefully,
Governor Jim Doyle, we
have written the bill so that
the new exemption would first
be applicable in tax year
2007, and the maximum
allowable exemption is
$2,500. The exemption
amount increases each year
from $2,500 to $5,000 in 2008,
$10,000 in 2009, $15,000 in 2010, and
$20,000 in 2011 and thereafter. Again,
we are hopeful that this "phase in"
approach may help us receive support
for the bill from those who are typically
not supportive of proposals that cut
taxes and therefore reduce the amount
of revenue received by the state gov-
ernment.
I will be working aggressively to
move the proposal forward and have it
signed into law. Most states in our
nation do not tax pension income and
Wisconsin must make this change if
we want to become a more economi-
cally attractive state to retire and enjoy
life. Your thoughts in support or con-
cerns against this proposal are appre-
ciated as are other creative ideas to
reduce our state's high tax burden.
As always, it has been a pleasure
communicating with you. Please
remember to communicate with me
and share your input by calling 888-
295-8750, writing to me at P.O. Box
7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882, or by
e-mailing me at:
Sen.Leibham@legis.state.wi.us. You
can also log on to the 9th Senate
District on-line office at www.leibham-
senate.com
It is an honor representing the resi-
dents of the 9th District in the State
Senate.
Terry Van Akkeren
State Representative
State Senator
Joe Leibham
Some Kohler students express themselves with snow art
Mr. Numbers teaches math magic to our elementary students.
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State Law requires that ALL dogs 5 months and
older have a rabies vaccine and be licensed.
Did you know?
It costs less to license a Spayed or Neutered pet...so if you
haven't done it yet, get your pet to the Vet. Spaying and
Neutering saves lives by reducing pet overpopulation, too.
This friendly reminder brought to you by:
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
3107 N 20th Street Sheboygan, WI 53083
If you live in the City of Sheboygan,
Village of Kohler or Random Lake,
your CATS must also be licensed.
Contact your local city, village or town clerk to
get 2007 licenses for your pets...it's the law!
LICENSE
your DOG!
Its time to
WOODY D6-719
1 year-old male Chocolate Lab Springer mix.
He is house trained and good with dogs and kids.
Like a typical Lab, he is very playful and energetic.
He would like to go for rides and walks with you!
Visit the Sheboygan County
Humane Society at:
3107 N. 20th St.
Sheboygan, Wi 53083
920-458-2012
www.MySCHS.com
Shelter hours:
Monday: Noon - 4:30p.m.
Tues.& Thurs: Noon - 6:30p.m.
Wed. & Fri.: Noon - 4:30p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 4:00p.m.
Closed Sundays.
STORMY C6-978
A friendly adult neutered male. Stormy came to the
shelter as a stray. He's a beautiful and friendly boy
looking for a new home to call his own.
Submitted by The Boys & Girls Club Board
of Directors and Foundation.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sheboygan
County have been presented with the oppor-
tunity to purchase the Word of Grace facili-
ty for expansion of a new club in
Sheboygan Falls. The move-in ready, metal
structure is located on the corner of
Broadway Street and Cedar Street in
Sheboygan Falls. BGSC has also taken
over the Girls, Inc. building as a future site
for a teen center. This location is also on
Cedar Street. In an effort to determine the
viability of these club locations, an informal
needs assessment has commenced.
Several board of directors, Foundation
representatives, the BGSC executive direc-
tor, and a Foundation consultant have con-
ducted a series of meetings and listening
sessions. Individuals met with include the
Sheboygan Falls mayor, Randy Meyer; the
Falls city planner, Joel Tauschek; the Falls
city assessor, Ken Sonntag; and, the Kohler
chief of police, Bill Rutten. In addition,
electronic communication with both super-
intendents of schools, Jean Born and Jeff
Dickert, have been accomplished.
Meetings still to arrange include Falls chief
of police, Steve Riffel, and a Sheboygan
Falls United Way representative.
Business owners already contacted
include Richardson Industries, Curt Joa,
and Bemis Corporation. A lengthy list of
both business contacts and individuals has
been assembled for both the Sheboygan
Falls and Kohler communities. There are
also a handful of businesses from Oostburg
that will be contacted.
Thus far, our assessment indicates a true
interest in establishing a Boys & Girls Club.
The Sheboygan Falls interim superinten-
dent indicated this is great news for stu-
dents in her district.
A preliminary budget includes:
Word of Grace building: $340,000
Furnishings: $30,000
Renovation(s): $15,000
Annual Operation Budget: $250,000
Through a contribution already received,
the board of directors has the ability to pur-
chase a portion of the building and fund
some initial operating expenses. However,
in order for these locations to have long-
term viability, additional monies will need
to be secured not only for the purchase, but
the on-going operational needs. Both the
Board of Directors and Foundation are con-
cerned that we act in a prudent manner by
actively securing corporate and individual
contributions. Hence, the present needs
assessment.
In an effort to further determine interest
in expansion, an Open House has been
scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2007
from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Sheboygan Falls
Chamber of Commerce list is a priority
mailing, along with a comprehensive list of
other area business leaders and targeted
individuals from both Sheboygan Falls and
Kohler. Flyers will also be circulated to
1,400 students in Sheboygan Falls, and
600+ to Kohler students and faculty. Our
intent is to simulate a club at work where
the five core principles are stressed:
Character & Leadership
Education & Career Development
Health & Life Skills
The Arts
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
The Board of Directors, along with the
Foundation, will analyze the data, making a
decision in early March.
Boys & Girls Club
expansion opportunity
Kohler students would benefit
Pets of the month at the Sheboygan County Humane Society
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LIBRARY LINK
KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
TAX FORMS
State and Federal tax forms are
arriving. Please stop in and
take what you need. We can
print any form you need so
please ask at the desk.
ATTENTION: ALL KIDS
EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM
ON FEBRUARY 14
Date: February 14, 2007
Location: Kohler Public Library
Time: 12:30 pm
Program: THE ULTIMATE
PAPER AIRPLANE (Grades K-8
Hands-on Science)
Love makes you fly high but so
does an airplane. Kohler Public
Library will present the following
hands on program by Karl
Debelack.
Create aerodynamically superior
paper aircraft that fly as high as
a telephone pole while making
soaring, looping flights. Paper
planes fly using the same princi-
ples of aerodynamics as real
airplanes. Discover the effects
of air pressure, gravity, thrust
and drag by designing and flying
your own airfoil, helicopter and
paper airplanes. These aston-
ishing flyers will change your
life.
GRADUATION INVITATION
WORKSHOP
Date: February 19, 2007
Location: Kohler Public Library
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Heather from
Michael's Arts & Crafts
A graduating senior's mom
came into the library the other
day saying she wanted books
on making invitations for gradu-
ation. I have ordered about five,
new books on making invita-
tions. Some of the books are
geared to wedding invitations
but I thought the techniques
could just as easily be applied to
wedding, birthday or graduation
invitations.
I suggested it might be a good
workshop topic and she agreed-
hence the workshop. Heather
said she would have some sam-
ples in the library for you to look
at. Everyone will make two invi-
tations and see many more.
We would appreciate it if you
would register so we have an
idea on the amount of supplies
Heather should bring. Please
register in person or by calling
459-2923. Registration closes
at 5:00 pm on February 17.
EXCEL CLASS
Dates: February 25 & March 4,
2007
Location: Kohler Public Library
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Jodi Grossesn
This two session class is open
to all who want to sharpen their
skills or start learning about the
power of Excel. The class is
free and open to the public.
WIRELESS INTERNET IS
HERE!!
The Kohler Public Library is
excited to announce that we
now offer wireless Internet serv-
ice. To take advantage of this
new service, all you need to do
is bring in your laptop computer
with a wireless card, sit down at
a table, and log on! Please help
spread the word to students and
out-of-town guests.
A NEW WEBSITE FOR BOOK
LOVERS
LibraryThing contains records
for over 9 million books and
allows you to create you own
"library catalog" from the books
you've read. This exciting new
site will keep track of all of the
titles you've read and will sug-
gest other titles based on what
you have liked. It is free to sign
up and easy to use. There is a
tour of the site and a tutorial for
you to learn how to use it! I
know that there are several
Kohler patrons who currently
keep notebooks full of titles that
they've read and I hope that this
site will be a fun and exciting
alternative.
BOOK DISCUSSION
AUTHOR VICTORIA HOUSTON
APPEARANCE IN APRIL:
Just a heads up so you can
start reading some of her Loon
Lake Mystery series before she
comes for her talk and signing.
STORYHOUR: Stories, songs,
and a craft project.
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
FEBRUARY 1, 8 15, 22 Topics
will vary.
ANCESTRY LIBRARY ONLINE
DATABASE SUBSCRIPTION:
Kohler Public Library and the
Kohler Area School District are
sharing a subscription to
Ancestry Library. This is a phe-
nomenal site for genealogical
research. It is offered to you
free at the Library. Please
come in during public library
hours to use this database.
Ancestry is a relatively easy
database to use and it is addic-
tive. It is hard to stop tracing
your family back once you start
using this site and Heritage
Quest. Used together they offer
a wealth of information.
Ancestry Library Demo:
Sunday, February 19 at 3:30
pm
HERITAGE QUEST ANCES-
TRY DATABASE SUBSCRIP-
TION:
Kohler Public Library, along with
all the other libraries in Eastern
Shores Library System, has
purchased a subscription to
Heritage Quest. This is another
good genealogical tool. This
database can be accessed from
your home by going to the fol-
lowing address:
www.easicat.info/rpa/webauth.e
xe
This will bring you to a web
home page. Select Kohler and
then log in using your library
card number and your pin num-
ber which is the same as the
last four digits of your phone
number.
ANTIQUES REFENCES P4A
SUBSCRIPTION:
Eastern Shores Libraries have
also purchased an antiques
price guide database. You are
free to access this at home by
going to:
www.easicat.info/rpa/webauth.e
xe Selecting Kohler and then
entering your library card num-
ber and pin number. Good
hunting!
NEW MATERIALS: Please call
459-2923 or email
jgebhart@esls.lib.wi.us if you
have suggestions of items to
HOURS:
Monday-Thursday: 8am-8:30pm
Friday: 8am-8:30pm
Sunday 1-4pm
KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATION:
Kohler Public Library is housed with the
school library in the school building at
333 Upper Road.
purchase for the library.
FICTION
When the Emperor Was Divine
by Julie Otsuka
In the Belly of the Bloodhound
by L.A. Meyer
Stalemate by Iris Johansen
Next by Michael Crichton
Death at Victoria Dock by Kerry
Greenwood
The Ravenscar Dynasty by
Barbara Bradford
The End As I Know It by Kevin
Shay
The Suspect by John Lescroat
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers
by Lilian Braun
Plum Lovin' by Evanovich
Skylight Confessions by Alice
Hoffman
The Mathematics of Love by
Emma Darwin
You Suck: A Love Story by
Christopher Moore
Book of Names by Jill Gregory
Web of Evil by J.A. Jance
Exile by Richard Patterson
The Castle in the Forest by
Norman Mailer
NON-FICTION
Fix-it-and-forget it Recipes for
Entertaining
Glue and Go Costumes for Kids
Packers Essential by Reichel
Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade
Cooking
Scrap booking Your Pets
Napkins with a Twist: Folds for
Any Occasion
Letter to a Christian Nation
How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk
The Cat Who Reunion
Cookbook
My Sister, Myself
DVDs
Black Dahlia
The Last Kiss
Snakes on a Plane
The Illusionist
The Night Listener
Employee of the Month
Gridiron Gang
LIBRARY PARKING
The library parking spots are intended for library patrons
only. Please do not park there while dropping off or picking
up children. Library patrons do use the library during drop
off/pick up times and they are often left with no available
spots. Thank you for your help.
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Village Meetings Scheduled for February
2/1 Board of Zoning Appeals 4:00 pm
2/1 Planning Commission 5:00 pm
2/7 Library Board 4:00 pm
(Held at the Kohler Public Library)
2/12 Property Committee 4:45 pm
2/12 Finance Committee 6:00 pm
2/12 Building Committee 6:30 pm
2/19 Village Board 7:00 pm
All meetings are held at the Kohler Village
Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise
indicated.
Spring Primary Tuesday, February 20
The Spring Primary will be held Tuesday,
February 20. The polling place is located in
the Kirkpatrick Center at the Kohler Village
Hall, 319 Highland Drive, and will be open
from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Voter registration is required to vote in the
Election. If you are not already registered,
you can register on Election Day at the
polls or by stopping in the Clerk-Treasurers
office during regular business hours to com-
plete a registration form. You will need to
bring along your Wisconsin drivers license
or state ID. If registering on Election Day
you will need to provide proof of residence.
An acceptable form of proof of residence
includes a current and complete name and
residential address. Some examples are: WI
drivers license or ID card; residential lease;
real estate tax bill; utility service statement.
For more information about voter registra-
tion, absentee voting and upcoming elec-
tions, contact the Clerk-Treasurers office at
920-459-3873. For more information about
Wisconsins voter registration system and
election procedures, contact the Wisconsin
State Elections Board at 1-866-VOTEWIS
(868-3947) or seb@seb.state.wi.us, or see
its website at http://elections.wi.gov.
Village of Kohler Taxes
Recently, many of you inquired about the
increase in your property taxes when the
reassessment was completed in 2006. Our
Village Board has worked very hard to pro-
vide quality, cost-effective services to all
residents. The budget for Village services
amounts to an increase of only $44,000.
Please remember when looking over your
tax bill that the Village only receives 20%
of the money collected. The remainder of
the tax bill is split between the State of
Wisconsin, Sheboygan County, Lakeshore
Technical College and the Kohler School
District.
The Villages portion of the tax bill pro-
vides services such as fire protection, police
protection, road repair and replacement,
street lighting, garbage collection, snow
removal, office staffing, recreation pro-
grams and all other mandated services
required by the State of Wisconsin and
Sheboygan County.
Identity Theft
Have you or someone you know been a vic-
tim of Identity Theft. Federal Trade
Commission statistics show that 7% of all
US adults have been a victim of identity
theft. The perpetrators are looking for vic-
tims without criminal records and good
credit ratings, thats you! Protect yourself
with some easy to do steps. Shredding your
confidential mail is very important. Remove
unnecessary identifying information from
your checks, such as phone number and
Drivers License number (a retailer will ask
if they need it). Check your credit report
annually for free at www.annualcreditre-
port.com. You do not need to sign up for
anything at the site to get the report. Stop
unsolicited pre-approved credit cards from
being mailed by calling 1-888-5-OPTOUT
(1-888-567-8688), you can opt-out for life.
Also, never answer questions about your
identity on the phone or by unsolicited e-
mails. Your bank or other financial institu-
tions have all your information, they dont
need you to tell them again by e-mail or
phone. The Kohler Police Department has a
link about other ways to protect yourself
and a quiz to see if you could be a victim
on our website at www.kohlerpolice.com.
Law Enforcement Solicitation
The Kohler Police Department has received
numerous calls about phone solicitation
from telemarketers on behalf of law
enforcement. Many people have been won-
dering how that money affects the local
police department. Our response is that we
dont receive any money from those solici-
tations, and I recommend that people dont
donate to the telemarketers. My recommen-
dation would be for those that want to
donate, do so directly to the local depart-
ment or charity of your choice, most depart-
ments have Crime Prevention funds.
Telemarketing is a business and only a por-
tion of that money goes to those associa-
tions/entities. Also, these types of calls can
be annoying, but due to their affiliation
with non-profit organizations, they are not
restricted by the No Call list.
Vacation Checks
Dont forget that if you are planning to go
away on spring break or at any time during
the year, that you may have the Kohler
Police Department check your house while
you are gone. Residents can now request a
vacation check on-line through the Kohler
Police Departments web page, by stopping
by the department or calling. If you call
outside of regular business hours you may
leave a message too. In your message
include your name, address, duration of
your vacation and any other pertinent infor-
mation that we may need to know. Some
pertinent information may include lights
that are on timers, alarms, and names of
persons that may stop by or keyholders.
Any other questions about this service,
please call the police department.
Pool Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday
2:30 - 4:30 pm
/POOL CLOSING/
Scheduled for February 4 Reopening
will be announced in future news
and on cable.
Deep Water Aerobics
***New time****
5:00 p.m.
We wear flotation belts, so there is no
need to be a good swimmer. Join us for a
fun and gratifying aerobic and muscle ton-
ing experience. Check us out. Weve
added aquatic kick boxing. This 45
minute class is held at 5:00 p.m. on
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Class fee is $1.00 per session or you can
purchase a card for $10.00 and get 12
classes.
Non-Resident $2.00 per class OR $22.00
for 12 session card.
Date With Dad
CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF
INTEREST
Open Gym Saturdays
Watch for information at the Youth Center
about open gym for the 7-12 graders.
6:30 - 8:00 pm.
Youth Center
The Youth Center will be closed for a few
weeks at the end of March and beginning of
April for remodeling and upgrading.
The Youth Center Menu has
the same great things to eat
that were available during the
summer months. Stop in and
find out about the specials.
Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 3:15 - 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 3:15 - 7:00 pm
Friday 3:15 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:30 - 10:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Grill Hours:
Monday Thursday Up to 30 minutes
before closing
Friday and Saturday Up to 7:30 pm
Sunday Up to 5:00 pm
Lifeguard Training
Registration slips are available at the
Village Hall, please complete and return.
Pre-testing will be in May. Some training
will be on weekends in May. You must
attend all scheduled training. More infor-
mation will be in the March
Villager. If you have any ques-
tions, please call Susie
Wandschneider at 458-9726.
Summer Program updates
will be mailed with your
water bills.
Swim Team
Spring swim team will begin at the end of
April. We will probably be swimming three
days a week, possibly Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday. Watch the March Times for
more information.
Dog and Cat Licenses
All dogs and cats over 5
months of age require licens-
ing. Rabies vaccination certifi-
cate is required at time of licensing. Dogs
and cats must be licensed by April 1 of
each year. The fees are:
Unaltered dog/cat $12.00
Altered dog/cat $ 5.00
Late fee $ 5.00
Snow Emergency
To find out if a snow emergency is in effect
for the Village, call 459-3881. There is no
parking on village streets during a snow
emergency. A snow emergency is called
when accumulation is expected to exceed
six inches. Snow emergencies are typically
called from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM to
give the snowplows an opportunity to clear
the streets with no cars in the way.
Salt
Village residents are welcome to obtain salt
from the boxes located throughout the
Village.
Snow Removal
Here are some reminders on Village snow
removal ordinances and policies:
Please remember to shovel your sidewalks
within 24 hours after a snowfall event.
Do not blow or shovel snow back into the
street.
3. Please remove vehicles from the street
when the plows are in operation.
Snow Removal Around Kiosks
It is the residents responsibility to have the
snow removed around the kiosks/NDCBU
(neighborhood delivery and collection box
unit)/cluster boxes. The Postal Service will
not deliver mail if the carrier is not able to
reach the unit the front as well as the
backside. Someone in the unit/neighbor-
hood needs to take the initiative to remove
the snow; or maybe the responsibility can
be shared within the unit. The Village is not
responsible to keep these areas clear of
snow.
Actions taken by the Village Board dur-
ing their meetings on December 18, 2006
Approved the Storm Water Management
Plan.
Approved the annual renewal for the
Joint Powers Agreement with the
Sheboygan County Sheriffs Department
required by Wisconsin state Statute
146.67(9).
Approved request from Local 833
Conservation Club to stock fish in
Woodlake.
Approved submitting the revenue
requirement to the PSC as part of the
water rate study.
Approved moving the pool closing date
to 2/9/07, to allow the Kohler School
District physical education class to use
the pool.
Approved installing an automatic motor
actuator on the meter bypass at the Hwy
28 water meter station at a cost of
$6,351.
Approved operators licenses as request-
ed.
Approved the 2007 Water and Sewer
Utility budgets.
Adopted Ordinance No. 2006-14,
Extending the Temporary Moratorium
on Communication Towers & Antennas
Enacted with Ordinance No. 2006-6.
Approved October & November 2006
Revenue & Expense Reports.
Approved Tourism funds for the follow-
ing: Police Services Related to the 2007
US Senior Open, not to exceed $10,000;
laser artwork, bubble coating & lighting
of entrance artwork in the Police Dept.
entrance not to exceed $2,800; American
Flags for Highland Dr. & School Street,
$950; ice rink liner, $780; $80,000 for
2007 Destination Kohler newsletter
mailing; 2007 Chicago Tribune. Banner
advertising, $20,000; Inn on Woodlake
direct marketing campaign, $20,000;
2007 Destination Kohler E-mail
newsletter subscriber push, $50,000;
2007 Shoulder season golf and stay pro-
motions, $50,000.
VILLAGE BOARD
Tom Leonhardt, President
John Egan
Bill Kunst
Bernard Lorenz
John Pethan
Steve Reinbacher
Oscar Ward
Clerk-Treasurer
Laurie Lindow
Police Chief
William Rutten
Public Works Supt.
Bruce Neerhof
Fire Chief
Mike Lindstrom
Recreation Director
Susie Wandschneider
Librarian
Jan Gebhart
THE
VILLAGE
VIEW
News and notices from the Village departments
Also visit www.kohlervillage.org
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FEBRUARY, 2007

THE KOHLER VILLAGER kohlervillager.com


Americas Test Kitchen television host and founder
Christopher Kimball to make guest appearance
Television host Christopher Kimball of
the popular public program Americas Test
Kitchen will host a Destination Kohler
culinary event February 23 & 24, 2007, to
share a wealth of culinary expertise from
the television show and from the recently
released companion cookbook Test
Kitchen Favorites. With more than 3 mil-
lion viewers per episode, Americas Test
Kitchen remains the most watched cooking
show on public television for six years
running--it is all about home cooking and
the techniques that separate failed recipes
from successful ones to make recipes that
work.
During the Destination Kohler
Americas Test Kitchen Weekend,
Christopher Kimball and his team will
share knowledge, provide insight into the
show and answer questions from partici-
pants. In addition to his contribution to
public television, Christopher Kimball is
the founder, editor and publisher of Cooks
Illustrated magazine, celebrated cookbook
author and newspaper columnist.
PUBLIC APPEARANCES: Christopher
Kimball will host a book signing event
open-to-the-public on Saturday, February
2007 DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN
The chefs of Destination Kohler take cen-
ter stage during the Demonstration Kitchen
program demonstrating recipes and cook-
ing tips on Saturdays at The Shops at
Woodlake Kohler. Two sessions will be
offered Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
from January 6 through April 28. All ses-
sions are priced at $25 each, or attend with
a companion at two for $40. The presenta-
tion will last approximately one hour. For
reservations or more information call (920)
457-8000 or toll free at (800) 344-2838
and ask for Demonstration Kitchen reser-
vations. A complete schedule of programs
can be found at DestinationKohler.com.
February 3
Chef Brett Muellenbach
The Horse & Plow
Tailgating with Brett
February 10
Chef Paul Shimon Cucina
A Romantic Dinner for Two
February 17
Chef Leonard Sorce Riverbend
Chinese New Year Woks Cooking Here?
March 3
Pastry Chef Richard Palm
The American Club Iced Cake Decoration
DESTINATION KOHLER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Horse & Plow Beer Maker Dinner
Series
Discover the joys of food and beer pair-
ings as The Horse & Plow hosts a
sequence of beer dinners. Enjoy a five-
course menu paired with a variety of
crafted brews. Distinguished regional
brewers will be on hand to share tips and
help you taste different beer styles.
Reception 6:30pm & Dinner 7:30pm.
$40 per person, inclusive of tax and gra-
tuity. Call 920-457-8000.
Capital Brewery - February 21
ATaste of Ireland - March 14
Beers of Belgium - April 11
Rogue Ales - May 9
Leinenkugel Brewing Co. - June 13
Five Diamond Dine Around
February 22, March 1, March 15, 2007
Experience an evening of delicious cui-
sine, fine wines and personal interaction
with Kohler Chefs at a select group of
five Kohler Restaurants. Let our host
accompany you on a shuttle through the
Village and guide you through a culinary
evening starting with a welcome recep-
tion at The Green House, followed by
three distinct Kohler restaurant dining
experiences and ending with dessert and
cordials at The Winery Bar. Call 920-
457-8000 for more information. Each
24 at the Kohler Design Center signing
copies of Test Kitchen Favorites,
Americas Test Kitchen Family Cookbook,
plus other new titles. Starting at Noon, he
will share secrets of Americas most trust-
ed test kitchen, read viewer mail and
answer questions followed by the book
signing session until 1:30pm. Books will
be available for purchase from 11am-
Noon.
In addition, a public cooking demon-
stration with Americas Test Kitchen cast
members Julie Collin Davison and Becky
Hays is scheduled for 4pm on February 24
at the Demonstration Kitchen. Cost of this
demonstration is $50 per person.
Reservations are limited to the first 40
guests.
PRIVATE ONE-NIGHT EVENT PACKAGE:
The hotel package includes a private
Friday evening welcome reception and
dinner at The American Club, a Saturday
cooking demonstration at the Demonstration
Kitchen and private book signing opportuni-
ties with cast members of Americas Test
Kitchen. The package also consists of a
breakfast for two in The Wisconsin Room
restaurant on Saturday. Cost of the one night
culinary package for two guests at The
American Club starts at $695 plus gratuity
and applicable taxes.
For Americas Test Kitchen event reser-
vations call toll free at (800) 344-2838 or
visit DestinationKohler.com.
evening event begins promptly at 6pm.
$125 per person includes tax, gratuity
and alcohol.
Jewelry & Accessories Show
February 3-4, 2007
There's something for everyone at the
Jewelry & Accessories Show at The
American Club. Featuring one-of-a-kind
scarves, purses, pins, bracelets, earrings,
and other unique treasures created by
artisans from across the country.
Entrance fee is $5 and includes a compli-
mentary glass of sparkling wine.
Winterfest
February 10, 2007
Enjoy a day of family fun in a winter
wonderland at The Shops at Woodlake
Kohler. Activities include an ice carving
contest, cook-off, snowshoe clinic, and
dog sledding demonstration. No admis-
sion fee. Some events are weather
dependent. For information call (920)
459-1713.
PARTNER YOGAWORKSHOP
February 14, 6-8 pm
(comfortable attire required)
In poses and exercises, partners rely on
each other's support to keep correct body
alignment, balance, and concentration.
Partner Yoga offers something unique to
couples as a great way to strengthen the
relationship by fortifying trust and com-
munication. Develop greater trust, sensi-
tivity and understanding as you sustain
your partner with presence, breath and
support.
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL LEVELS - NO
YOGAEXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY
Pre-registration: Members: $10 per person
/ Non-Members: $15 per person
At the door: Members $15 per person /
Non-Members: $20 per person
Trucco Artist Make-up Demonstration
Receive tips and techniques for daily-wear
make-up and evening make-up applica-
tions with Trucco Artistic Team Member
Kimberly Jones on February 22nd from 5
to 8pm. Kimberly Jones has been working
as a professional make-up artist since
1987. She has worked with Sebastian as
an educator since 1992 where she started
as a Trucco Design Artist. Kimberlys
brushes have graced the faces of such
celebrities as Aretha Franklin, Tyra Banks,
Former President Bill Clinton, Red Hot
Chili Peppers, Eminem and Natalie
Merchant. For reservations to this compli-
mentary event, please call the Salon
directly at 457-4746.
Woodbridge
Wine & Cheese
Tasting
Open to the Public
Saturday, February 24, 2007
5:30-6:30pm
Woodlake Market -
Enjoy a complimentary Wine and
Cheese Tasting at Woodlake Market
sponsored by Woodbridge Wines.
Along with Woodlake Markets resi-
dent cheese expert, a representative
from Woodbridge will guide you
through a sampling of choice red
and white varietals matched with a
selection of quality cheeses. The
evening presents a perfect opportu-
nity to discover your own preferred
combinations. Seating is limited.
First come, first served.
Christopher Kimball, television host of
Americas Test Kitchen