Published Monthly In Kohler, WI 53044 Volume 1, Number 5

Dec ember, 2005
The November issue of The Kohler
Villager included an article enumerating the
reasons given by members of the Village
Planning Commission as to why it rejected the
Village's TIF project. Kohler Co. has received
numerous calls from residents asking for
clarification as to why Kohler Co. supported
the TIF project.
In late 2003, Kohler Co. began exploring
feasible ways to continue growth in the
Village. Growth is critical for the health of our
school district, our churches, and our senior
citizens. As principles of development,
maintaining the intimate, charming character
of the Village along with economic integration
are both bedrock ideas upon which the Village
was built. Kohler Co. does not have to
develop anything further in this community,
but as a developer, Kohler Co. believes that
responding to these needs is essential.
The Village sewers are now near capacity.
This is a challenging issue since development
of any kind would have to include the costs to
expand the sanitary sewer system. The Village
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Holiday shoppers peruse the offerings at the Kohler School Friends Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
Merchants and artisans display their wares at the Wisconsin Holiday Market at The American Club
Thousands of holiday shoppers
descended upon the Village of Kohler
the weekend of November 11th
through the 13th for the annual
Kohler School Friends Holiday Arts
and Crafts Fair and the Wisconsin
Holiday Market at The American
Club.
In spite of a one-year hiatus due to
school renovations, the Kohler School
Friends one-day event on November
12th saw over 2,000 in attendance and
a record $18,217 in proceeds.
As reported in the November issue
of The Kohler Villager, the future of
Why t he TIF pla n ben efit s t he Villa ge a n d it s t a xpa yer s
The Wisconsin Holiday
Market, which has become a
Christmas tradition at The
American Club, took place
from November 11th through
the 13th.
Nearly 100 merchants and
artisans displayed their wares to
nearly 6,000 visitors (including
302 hotel guests) who enjoyed
the craft fair was in jeopardy due to
an inability to attract volunteers to
replace the retiring co-coordinators.
Kohler School Friends is happy to
report that two residents have
answered the call to serve as chair-
man and co-coordinator for next
year’s Holiday Arts & Craft Fair.
The KSF committee would also like
to thank all volunteers and sponsors
who helped make the 2005 Holiday
Arts and Crafts Fair the most suc-
cessful yet!
See the Kohler Times insert in
this publication for more coverage.
– Kohler Company responds to inquiries regarding TIF project –
Editor’s note: Past and current TIF articles appearing
in the The Kohler Villager are not necessarily the
opinion of The Kohler Villager.
has offered to fund the sewers through bor-
rowing; but, the costs would have to be born
by the current taxpayers or through “impact
fees” by the existing and future users. These
impact fees would make building unafford-
able for residential or business developments.
In 2000 and 2001, several developers looking
at senior housing projects declined to build in
the Village due to this very issue.
Together, the Village of Kohler and Kohler
Co. explored creating a TIF district. Ehlers
and Associates, a Milwaukee-based firmthat
specializes in drafting TIF plans, was retained
by the Village of Kohler to develop the plan.
Kohler Co. offered to buy all of the bonds
needed to fund the project, thereby eliminat-
ing all risk to the taxpayers in the Village. If
the TIF district does not generate enough
funds to pay off the bonds then Kohler Co.
would bear the loss, not the taxpayers. At the
onset of the creation of the TIF plan, Kohler
Co. asked that the costs of sewage infrastruc-
ture, major road and utility infrastructure, and
safe pedestrian access across Greenfield Drive
be a part of the plan.
Ehlers and Associates created a TIF plan
within the legal scope of the state of
Wisconsin’s laws relating to TIF financing.
The attorney for the Village of Kohler
concurred that this plan met all legal
guidelines related to TIF legislation. This
Project Plan was discussed at the August 18th
public hearing and was available at the
September 8th Planning Commission
meeting.
During the creation of the plan, the Village
requested that the following costs be included
in the project: added path improvements to
Woodland Road, a project to fix drainage
issues near the cemetery on Woodland Road,
improvements to the Village parks, and major
road improvements. Kohler Co. agreed to
continue to fund the Project Plan with these
additional projects. With the TIF, all of these
projects are paid for by the new development
or by Kohler Co. Without the TIF plan, the
costs of these projects if undertaken and the
sewer will become the responsibility of
current taxpayers.
On September 29, the planning commission
voted down the proposal created by Ehlers and
Associates for the Village of Kohler.
Kohler Co.’s development plans for the TIF
district, the details of which were never
discussed in the process, include guidelines for
residential lots that ensure houses of all sizes
will be built. The plan provides the
infrastructure for senior housing, as well as
office and technical park development to
increase the tax base.
TIF financing allows the Village of Kohler
to follow gently its 50-year master plan,
creating additional jobs and economic
development and improved infrastructure in
the true spirit of why the State of Wisconsin
enacted TIF financing. This plan is a win for
the taxpayer, for the school district and
churches, for the senior citizens, and for the
charmand diversity of the Village of Kohler.
By Scott Silvestri, Alice Edland, and Herb Kohler
the glittering old-fashioned
holiday market setting.
Shuttle service was also pro-
vided by The American Club for
guests and visitors wishing to
travel between the Wisconsin
Holiday Market, The Shops at
Woodlake and the Kohler
School Friends Holiday Arts &
Crafts Fair.
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The Kohler Police Department is currently
staffed by 7 full-time, and 3 part-time law
enforcement officers. Each month, an officer
will be featured in this section.
Officer Todd Reinemann
Officer Reinemann has been employed
by the Village of Kohler Police Department
since J une of 1998. He works part-time on
the road as a patrol officer and a few days as
School Resource Officer at Kohler Public
Schools. He can also be found from April-
October on bicycle patrol in the Village.
Officer Reinemann was born in
Sheboygan and graduated from Sheboygan
South H.S. He went on to attend the
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, majoring
in Criminal J ustice - Law Enforcement
Emphasis, Criminal J ustice - Law and
Courts Emphasis, and Political Science.
After graduating from UW-Oshkosh in
1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree, he
attended Police Recruit Academy at Fox
Valley Technical Collage in Appleton.
Officer Reinemann said that while grow-
ing up he never thought he would be a law
enforcement officer, but he always found
the law interesting. It was not until his sen-
ior year of high school that he made the
decision be a criminal justice major in col-
lege as a start to Pre-Law. Along the way he
met lots of people who demonstrated the
rewarding aspects of being a law enforce-
ment officer, and he decided that would be
the best course for a career. Officer
Reinemann said that was one of the best
decisions he ever made.
Officer Reinemann’s most memorable
calls included one on Christmas night in
1999 when he was able to locate a car being
chased by City of Sheboygan police. With
Officer Reinemann in pursuit, the driver
abandoned the car in the parking lot of the
Inn on Woodlake and a foot chase ensued
around the lake in snow about 1-1/2 feet
deep. The suspect was found in a snow
bank next to the deck of a home.
Another incident involved a call for
Officer Reinemann to interview someone
taken into custody for suspicion of steal-
ing a car at The American Club. By the
end of the interview, Officer Reinemann
had gotten the suspect to confess to about
12 thefts (some of which had never been
reported) totaling approximately $2,000
worth of stolen goods that were eventual-
ly returned to the owners.
As a police officer in the Village of
Kohler, Officer Reinemann is involved
with numerous community programs. He
is a certified CounterAct officer and each
year works with the 5th grade students to
complete the CounterAct program.
Known to Kohler Schools students as
“Officer Todd,” Reinemann also taught
and developed programs in the areas of
Bicycle Safety, Safe Street Crossing, Safe
Trick-or-Treating, Drug Prevention and
Information, and has assisted Officer
Leonhardt in presenting the McGruff
house program to children. Since 1999,
Officer Reinemann has also taught J unior
Achievement classes and organized the
annual Bicycle Safety Day. He is also an
advisor to the Police Explorer Post.
During his career with the Kohler
Police Department, Officer Reinemann
has received specialized training in the
areas of CounterAct instructor, Bicycle
Safety Instruction, DWI Detection &
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing,
Police Mountain Bike Patrol, Enforcing
Underage Drinking Laws, and Domestic
Violence. He is also a certified First
Responder and has also attended numer-
ous conferences with an emphasis in
school safety and the school resource offi-
cer position.
On his off time, he enjoys spending
time with his family, playing softball,
fishing, trap shooting, traveling, and visit-
ing different amusement parks around the
county.
Visit the Kohler Police Department web-
site at: www.kohlerpolice.com
Meet the officers of the
Kohler Police Department
Kohler Police Officer Todd Reinemann
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Vi l l age of Kohl er Hi st ori c Phot o
Kohler basketball team – 1926
It all started in 1974 in Art and Tilly
Schaaf’s living room at their Kohler resi-
dence. An avid photographer in the early
1920s, Art showed me some of his historic
Village of Kohler photos, and because of
his age, encouraged me to “do something
with them” so future generations could
enjoy them. He also encouraged me to
continue to record the changes in the vil-
lage through the use of my cameras and
my professional photography skills. I took
Art seriously and over the past thirty-one
years have developed and updated a pro-
gram which is now available on DVD.
Since that meeting in the Schaaf’s liv-
ing room, others have graciously shared
their historic photographs with me and
encouraged me to add them to the pro-
gram. Linda Lange provided images of the
high school demolition in the late 1960s.
Kohler Company, St. J ohn the Evangelist
Catholic Church, and The Sheboygan
County Historical Research Center all
allowed me to copy historic images which
were in their archives. Oscar and Louise
Ward loaned me some outstanding images
of the 1998 flood. J ust recently, Bob &
Betty J ones, both life-long residents of the
village, invited me into their home to view
many priceless photographs, some of
which will be added to the latest release of
the DVD available now.
The Kohler historic photo DVD
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are on the DVD entitled “The Village of
Kohler, A Historic Photo Essay,” the music
accompanying the images is simply
outstanding. Two years ago, during the
Spring Flower Show at the American Club,
Vicky Emerson, a 28 year-old accomplished
composer and pianist from Minneapolis,
was playing the grand piano. After a brief
conversation with Ms. Emerson, she agreed
to allow me to use her music to grace the
DVD. Vicky has an outstanding Christmas
CD entitled A Winter Moment. It is available
on her website at www.vickyemerson.com.
Projects like the historic photo DVD of
the Village of Kohler are made possible
because of many people. It keeps growing
because people from the community and
beyond keep contributing to it in one way or
the other. For me, it’s been a labor of love
and I sincerely appreciate the interest it has
generated.
Copies of Village of Kohler DVD can be
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Strategic Planning Meeting discusses present and
future of Kohler School District
by McLean Bennett
On November 1, the Kohler School
District hosted the first of three "Strategic
Planning Meetings” designed to discuss the
future of the district. At the meeting, teach-
ers, students, and village residents were
able to discuss various school-related issues
and voice their concerns.
One of the first topics discussed was
Kohler's current enrollment and capacity.
Kohler currently enrolls 584 students, but
that figure is projected to increase in years
to come. The expected growth shouldn't
cause any concern, however; the building is
quite capable of holding many more stu-
dents. In fact, the school building is current-
ly capable of holding up to 779 students, but
with some minor renovations, the capacity
could jump up to 947 students.
Another major topic of discussion was
Kohler students’ test scores. In 1989 Kohler
was deemed a “school of excellence.” Since
that time, it has consistently lived up to its
reputation and has consistently bred stu-
dents of a high caliber. Regarding state test
scores, District Administrator J eff Dickert
commented “we're consistently twenty per-
centile above the state average.” In the
2004-2005 school year, 10th graders across
the state were given the “Wisconsin
Knowledge and Concepts Examinations
(WKCE)”, a series of state-mandated tests
used to determine the academic progress of
Wisconsin’s students. Kohler 10th graders
consistently scored well into the 90th per-
centile range whereas the state average hov-
ered between the 60th and 70th percentile
range.
Academics weren’t the only topics dis-
cussed at the meeting, however; several
teachers stressed the importance of extra-
curricular activities and athletics at Kohler.
Kenneth Roeder, a current teacher and ath-
letic director at Kohler, briefly discussed the
current situation regarding athletics at the
school. He informed everyone that although
Kohler had recently dropped its boys’ foot-
ball program, the administration was plan-
ning to negotiate a possible co-op football
program with Sheboygan Lutheran High
School. He also pointed out that the strength
of any athletic program at Kohler would
ultimately be determined by the school’s
total enrollment and the students’ willing-
ness to participate in a specific sport.
Throughout the meeting, several teach-
ers and village residents were able to voice
their concerns.
Ilsa Bick, a village resident, voiced con-
cern regarding Kohler’s lacking curriculum;
she stated the Kohler High School was
“deficient in the depth and breadth of class-
es offered.” To support her opinion, she
pointed out that Kohler High School cur-
rently offers only one Advanced
Placement (AP) class and only one foreign
language class. Ideally, she would like the
school to broaden its course offerings and
give students more academic options.
An issue that was repeatedly brought
up by teachers and residents alike was the
current situation regarding kindergarten
classes. Many schools in Wisconsin and
across the country have begun moving
away from the traditional half-day kinder-
garten schedule and have moved into a
full-day schedule. Many village residents
wondered why Kohler Elementary had not
adopted the new kindergarten schedule.
Other parents stressed the importance
of reflecting positive behavior at the
school. In a community in which there
have been three drug-related arrests and
four alcohol-related arrests in 2005, sever-
al parents expressed an interest in promot-
ing more positive habits at the school. For
instance, Liesl Schneider, a village resi-
dent, suggested separating middle school
students from high school students during
school, and even suggested that there be
separate lunch periods for middle school
and high school students.
The meetings proved to be very
enlightening for many village residents
and very beneficial for the students and
administration. They provided an opportu-
nity for students to openly communicate
with their teachers and voice their opinions
regarding school-related topics. For the
administration, the meetings provided an
opportunity to listen to residents’ ideas and
concerns and hopefully move the school in
a positive direction.
McLean Bennett is a Kohler high school
senior interested in pursuing a degree in
journalism.
Kohl er WKCE Resul ts
10th Grade
Percentile of Students Scoring Advanced or Proficient
10th Grade
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1998-99 69% 91% 62% 91% 39% 88% 50% 91% 75% 92%
1999-00 69% 89% 63% 85% 39% 75% 53% 78% 74% 93%
2000-01 69% 91% 68% 91% 46% 81% 65% 72% 73% 94%
2001-02 60% 85% 62% 93% 43% 63% 48% 91% 65% 88%
2002-03 71% 80% 70% 89% 69% 88% 69% 91% 72% 91%
2003-04 69% 97% 67% 94% 69% 94% 70% 97% 73% 94%
2004-05 74% 96% 69% 93% 72% 97% 70% 94% 73% 96%
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A special holiday experience awaits you
at the historic Waelderhaus in Kohler, WI.
Step into the amazing miniature village of
more than thirty handcrafted gingerbread
houses as you listen to holiday music and
enjoy a tour of the Waelderhaus.
Admission is free.
Gingerbread houses created by local
school groups provide the backdrop for
musical performances each Saturday and
Sunday at 2:00 PM during the holiday sea-
son. Each year a variety of local musical
talent shares their holiday spirit at the pop-
ular Gingerbread Festival.
This year's line up includes:
Nov. 26 - Golden Chordaliers
(Sheboygan Senior Center)
Nov. 27 - Suzuki Violinists and
ART WORKSHOP with Richard
Saxton, artist
Dec. 3 - Sheboygan County Christian
High School Chorale
Dec. 4 - St. Mary's Catholic School
Children's Choir
Dec. 10 - Northern Lights (Sheboygan
North High School)
Dec. 11 - Howards Grove High School
Show Choir
Dec. 17 - J ane Van Maaren Music
Studio-Violinists
Dec. 18 - Kohler High School Madrigals
On November 25th, you can view the
village of taste tempting gingerbread cre-
ations and then try building your own
miniature model with cardboard and an
array of found items. Well-known artist and
sculptor Richard Saxton will be on hand to
lead an exciting workshop for young and
old alike. Participants will “build” their
own creation with direction and guidance
fromthe director of MunicipalWO RKSHO P,
Richard Saxton. Add a string and you can
hang your miniature model on your holiday
tree! This is sure to be an interesting and
engaging session for both adults and chil-
dren. Children must be accompanied by an
adult. There is no charge to participate.
During the holiday season, the
Waelderhaus is open Sunday through
Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday
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house are at 2, 3, and 4 pm throughout the
month of December. The Waelderhaus will
be closed December 24, 25 and 31. For
information, please contact the
Waelderhaus at 452-4079 or Kohler
Foundation at 458-1972.
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Open to any Kohl er Hi gh School Graduate
Men and Women
Bring all of your friends to see if your favorite basketball player has still got it.
Watch the former State Champion players do their thing.
Player Fee $5.00
Spectator fee Adult $3.00 Student $2.00 Grade 1-12 $1.00
The gym will open at 6:00 for player warm up.
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920-694-0088
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After shopping, stop in and try one of our
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Holiday shopping?
A SkyBox
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Microdermabrasion for
every skin type.
Refine and replenish twice a week.
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Milestones
Orange Lake Country Club vacation condo,
April 1-8, 2006. 3 mi. from Disney World in
Florida. www.orangelake.com. 2 bedroom, 2
bath, full kitchen, sleeps 8. 54-hole golf, mini-
golf, 6 pools, 7 restaurants, nightly entertain-
ment. Contact Robin Stock 467-2999.
REAL ESTATE
Kohler Seniors
First Monday of each month (2nd Monday if it lands on a holiday)
1:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.
If no program or entertainment is planned, a social hour will take
place.
Kohler School Friends
Second Monday of the month at 11:15 p.m. in the Library.
Kohler Police Athletic League (KPAL)
Second Thursday of every month at the firehouse. Social time be-
gins at 7:00 p.m., meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Dates
“Yeller” - C5-1273 - Younger male, neutered. A very handsome and
friendly guy.
“Trouble” - Younger Black Lab, male, neutered and housebroken.
A fun and friendly guy. He's a great family kinda guy.
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.
Sat.& Sun. Noon - 4:00p.m.
Closed Sundays.
Pets of the month at the Sheboygan County Humane Society
- Photos by Pam Markelz
Kohler resident promoted to Colonel
in reserve
Kohler resident Kurk Anderson
was promoted to the rank of
colonel during a ceremony at The
American Club honoring Kohler
Company for its commitment to
employees who serve in the Na-
tional Guard and Reserve, and for
the support shown to the family of
Brian Prening, a reservist employ-
ee who was killed in the line of
duty.
Anderson, manager of logistics
for distribution of Kohler Compa-
ny’s products in North and South
America, submitted his employer,
Kohler Co. for the Patriot Award to
express his appreciation for the
sacrifice that his supervisor and co-
workers make when he is called to
active duty.
“Throughout my deployments,
Kohler Co. showed tremendous
support for me and my family,”
said Anderson. “They maintained
contact with my family and contin-
ued benefits. My co-workers took
on additional work to cover my re-
sponsibilities while I was gone; this
enabled me to focus 100 percent on
the mission during my deploy-
ment.”
J ack Weissgerber, area chairman
for the Wisconsin committee of the
Employer Support of the Guard
and Reserve, presented the Patriot
Award to Kohler Company, after
which Brig. Gen. Eugene G. Payne,
J r., promoted Lt. Col. Kurk Ander-
son to the rank of Colonel before
an audience of family, friends and
co-workers.
Kurk, his wife Paula and their
three children Shane, 15, Markus,
13, and Kathryn, 10 have lived in
Kohler for 6 years.
Paula Anderson helps with the pinning of her husband’s rank pin.
Anderson family L to R: Shane, Paula, Kurk, Katie and Markus.
Kohl er Company present ed wi t h " Pat ri ot Award"
PARENT’S DAY OUT!
Babysitting Event, JK – 4th Grade
Saturdays, Dec. 3rd, 10th, 17th. – 9am - 3pm.
Call Allison Lichtenberg @ 452-4202 or email
cmlich@charter.net for a flyer or more details.
Register now! Spaces are filling fast!
See these pets in color
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But, as a group and individually, we
need to pay for the services we receive from
our government; be it
education, garbage
pick-up or the incar-
ceration of criminals.
An overriding
concern, however, is
that everyone pays
their fair share of
taxes!
There are some
among us, unfortu-
nately, who seem to
think that they are
(somehow) immune
from the need to pay
their taxes and/or pay their taxes on time.
For those of us who do pay and do pay on
time…. nothing is more frustrating.
Generally, we do not know publicly who
has paid their taxes and who has not. But
for Wisconsin’s biggest tax scofflaws……
that is about to change! Beginning on
J anuary 3rd, the Wisconsin Department of
Revenue will begin to post information on
the Internet about our state’s biggest
delinquent taxpayers.
Governor Doyle included a provision
within his proposed 2005-07 state budget
bill which would authorize the Department
of Revenue (DOR) to publish on the
Internet the identity of taxpayers who owe
in excess of $25,000 (including interest,
penalties, fees and costs).
Under this proposal, DOR would be able
to list the name, address, types of taxes and
the total amount due for each person on the
list. Tax delinquents will be included on the
list if their taxes remain unpaid for more
than 90 days after their appeal rights have
expired.
And the list is not just for individual
taxpayers…corporate taxpayers will also be
included on DOR’s Internet posting of
delinquent taxpayers.
As the J oint Committee on Finance
reviewed Governor Doyle’s proposal, they
tweaked it a tad. Under this, the provision
Nobody likes to pay taxes!
It is the time of
year when dots of
blaze orange speckle
the rural landscape
and tales of a great
day of hunting are
shared over a steam-
ing bowl of chili. It is
hunting season! Last
year, I had the oppor-
tunity hunt and har-
vest my first deer. It
was an educational
and rewarding experi-
ence and at the time that I amwriting this col-
umn, I amlooking forward to spending some
time on my stand this week. Hopefully I will be
successful again this year!
As the State Senator for the 9
th
Senate Dis-
trict, I amhonored to have a standing invitation
to attend the monthly meetings of the Sheboy-
gan County Conservation Association (SCCA)
and the Manitowoc County Fish & Game Pro-
tective Association. Both groups are a collec-
tion of representatives fromeach local conser-
vation, hunting, shooting and fishing club in
the county. Sheboygan and Manitowoc coun-
ties are fortunate to have dedicated sporting in-
dividuals who have chosen to work together to-
ward common goals. Their initiatives and proj-
ects have a tremendous impact in land and
water management, programs for youth, stan-
dards and legislation.
Each month, I amgiven the opportunity to
provide a legislative update to the attendees of
these meetings, while also receiving important
feedback and opinions fromthe membership.
The communication we exchange is a very im-
portant part of my role as your State Senator. I
have received many good ideas and input at
these meetings, which has prompted me to au-
thor and support the following list of conserva-
tion, outdoors, and sportsman related legisla-
tion during the 2005-2006 legislative session.
Restoration of DNR Stamp Funds - As part
of the 2005-07 State Budget, I worked to
restore full funding to the Turkey Stamp,
Waterfowl Stamp and Great Lakes Trout
and Salmon Stamp funds while fully fund-
ing the Fish and Wildlife Account.
Audit of the DNR Fish and Wildlife Account
– I have requested an independent audit to
verify that the millions of dollars in license
fees being paid by Wisconsin’s sportsmen
and women into the Fish and Wildlife Ac-
count are being used to protect Wisconsin’s
fish and wildlife for future generations.
The audit is in progress.
True public servants
J oe Lei bham
Updates Fr om Our State Repr esentati ves
St at e Senat or
Ter r y Van Akker en
St at e Repr esent at i ve
in its final form, DOR is required (rather
than permitted) to publish this information
on the Internet.
J oint Finance also added a provision to
give our state’s taxpayers with the 100
largest delinquent accounts a separate
Internet page to highlight their “special”
position! The Committee also eliminated a
requirement that the names and addresses
of corporate officers must be listed for
delinquent corporate taxpayers (although it
does not appear to prohibit such a listing).
Delinquent taxpayers excluded form the
listing would be those who are in
compliance under an installment agreement
with DOR, those accounts which DOR has
entered an order compromising the amount
due or those who are protected by an
automatic stay in effect under the U.S.
bankruptcy code.
According to information I recently
received from the Department, DOR plans
to update the lists daily to remove accounts
that meet any of the criteria in the previous
paragraph. They will, also, be updated
quarterly to remove accounts that no longer
owe more than $25,000 and to add any
newly qualifying taxpayers to the list.
Those taxpayers who are currently
“eligible” for inclusion on the DOR Internet
listing will be sent a warning letter this
month to their last known mailing address.
At this time, approximately 7,500 tax
accounts qualify for DOR’s delinquent
taxpayer Internet posting.
The “Notice of Pending Internet
Posting” informs these delinquent tax-
payers of their options to avoid inclusion on
the Internet site…..including paying your
taxes in full. Those receiving the letter have
30 days to act.
The moral of this story is pay your taxes
or your friends and neighbors will know the
factses (sic).
Personal Protection Act – This legislation
would allow law-abiding individuals who
go through extensive background checks
and thorough safety training courses the
right to defend themselves and their fam-
ilies by carrying a concealed firearm.
Eminent Domain – The legislation would
strengthen Wisconsin’s Eminent Domain
laws so that abusive units of government
would be prevented fromshutting down
shooting ranges, gun clubs and hunting
lands due to an arbitrarily-determined
“public good,” and then selling or leasing
the property to a private entity.
Wildlife Violator Compact – This
legislation have Wisconsin join the 18-
state violator compact, which requires
that violators of hunting and fishing laws
may not hunt or fish in any compact
states. This compact ill make it easier for
Wisconsin to hold a non-resident
accountable for violations of our wildlife
laws and encourage more responsibility
among outdoorsmen and women who
visit our state to enjoy our natural
resources.
Transfer of Preference Points – This
legislation would allow an individual
who is seeking certain hunting or
trapping licenses to designate, in the
event of their untimely death, someone to
select a minor to “inherit” the applicant’s
preference points or unused license. This
bill, which was authored in honor of
Brian Prening, would help Wisconsin’s
sportsmen and women honor deceased
family members and friends while
passing family sporting traditions on to
future generations.
“Enjoy Our Great Outdoors” License
Plates – The proposal creates a new full-
color “Enjoy Our Great Outdoors”
license plate similar to Minnesota’s loon
license plate, the proceeds fromwhich
will go to the Department of Natural
Resources’ Fish and Wildlife Account to
fund conservation and sporting programs.
Minnesota’s loon license plate has raised
over $12.3 million since 1996-97.
I encourage you to share your input re-
garding any of these legislative proposals. I
aminterested in your thoughts and opinions
as I work to protect and enhance the great tra-
ditions of Wisconsin.
Contact Senator Leibham by calling 888-295-8750,
or write P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882, or
e-mail Sen.Leibham@legis.state.wi.us. Visit on-line
at: www.leibhamsenate.com.
Contact Rep. Van Akkerren by calling his office at
1-888-529-0026
E-mail: Rep.VanAkkeren@legis.state.wi.us.
or write to: Rep. Terry Van Akkeren, P.O. Box 8953,
Madison, WI 53708-8953
Di st ri ct mi l l rat e drops f or
2005-06 school year
The Board of Education set the mill rate for the 2005-06 school year at 9.56. This
is a drop from 10.04 a year ago.
The chart below shows the history of the mill rate for the past 20 years. The mill
rate has dropped drastically since 1993 when the State of Wisconsin imposed revenue
caps on the School Districts creating taxpayer relief.
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Pictured above is KPAL President Bob Hiers (right) presenting a plaque for distinguished serv-
ice to retiring KPAL Secretary/Treasurer J erry Wyckoff (left). J erry retired fromthe KPAL after
serving more than 30 years as Secretary/Treasurer. KPAL was formed in 1954 and currently do-
nates over $13,000 annually to the youth of Kohler. KPAL member TomGast has assumed the
position of Secretary /Treasurer.
KPAL retiring member honored
for distinguished service
FROM CLERK-TREASURER LAURIE
LINDOW
Nomination Papers for Spring
Election
Thursday, December 1, 2005, is the first
day to circulate nomination papers for the
2006 Spring Election. The due date for fil-
ing nomination papers is Tuesday, J anu-
ary 3, 2006, at 5:00 pm. All terms begin
on April 18, 2006, and are for two years.
The following offices are to be elected to
succeed the present incumbents listed:
Village Trustee - J ohn Pethan
Village Trustee – Steve Reinbacher
Village Trustee – Oscar Ward
If you have any questions regarding nom-
ination papers, please contact the Village
Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, 920-459-3873.
Tax Bills
Tax bills will be mailed on or before De-
cember 15. Watch for a special mailing
with additional tax information. Tax pay-
ments can be paid in person…taxes will
be collected at the Kohler Village Hall,
319 Highland Drive. Drop off…drop box is
provided outside the south entrance to
Village Hall (24-hour access). By
mail…checks or money orders only,
payable to the Village of Kohler, send to
Village of Kohler, 319 Highland Drive,
Kohler, WI 53044. Stamped, self-ad-
dressed envelope is required for receipt.
Real estate taxes may be paid in full or in
two installments. Payments in full are due
J anuary 31, 2006. Installments are due:
first half due J anuary 31, 2006; second
half due J uly 31, 2006.
Dog and Cat Licenses
All dogs and cats over 5 months of age
require licensing. Rabies vaccination cer-
tificate 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
Holiday Office Hours
The Village Offices will be closed: Friday,
December 23, Monday, December 26,
and Monday, J anuary 2 for the Holidays.
Regular office hours are Monday – Fri-
day, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Voter Registration
Village of Kohler residents who have not
yet registered to vote under Wisconsin’s
new voter registration system can visit
the Village Clerk-Treasurer’s office during
regular office hours to make sure they are
ready for the next election. Residents
should bring along a driver’s license or
Wisconsin ID card in order to register.
Wisconsin law now requires all state res-
idents to be registered in a statewide net-
work before they can vote. Those who
register early can avoid lines and confu-
sion on Election Day. Also, early registra-
tion will save the Village money. The state
is paying for the first round of data entry
for voter registrations, while the Village
will have to pay for data entry next year.
In the past, voter registration has been in-
formal or not required at all in many parts
of Wisconsin. However, the Help America
Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) required that
states create a comprehensive system of
voter registration for all voters.
For more information about voter registra-
tion and upcoming elections, contact the
Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 920-459-
3873.
FROM POLICE CHIEF BILL RUTTEN
www.kohlerpolice.com
Community Oriented Policing
Update
The Kohler Police Department is happy to
say that we were able to provide 600 glow
necklaces to the trick-or-treaters in the
Village on Halloween night. The glow
necklaces went fast and many good com-
ments were received from the residents
about this program. The police depart-
ment wants Halloween to be a fun and
safe activity for the families of the Village
of Kohler and this helped that cause. We
will be handing out the glow necklaces
again next year.
Driving Conditions
Now that winter is back upon us, we all
have to remember to drive more carefully.
Even though some vehicles seem to han-
dle better in the snowy conditions, re-
member to give yourself more distance
between vehicles when stopping. Snow
banks can reduce visibility, so be aware of
pedestrians. If a vehicle is parked outside,
remember to clear the windows. Proper
visibility is extremely important, especially
with children crossing the streets early in
the morning. Also, remember that getting
ready in the winter takes more time, so to
avoid having to rush, plan ahead.
Snow is on the Way
The Village of Kohler doesn’t have winter
parking regulations like many other com-
munities with even and odd parking. That
is typically done so the communities can
completely clear the streets after large
snowstorms over two days. Remember to
move your vehicles after snowstorms so
that the snowplows can clear the piles
that were protected by your parked car
the night before. Also, just a reminder that
it is illegal to blow snow into the Village
streets. Helping out in these areas makes
our streets cleaner and safer during the
winter season.
FROM PUBLIC WORKS
SUPERINTENDENT BRUCE NEERHOF
Snow Emergency
To find out if a snow emergency is in ef-
fect for the Village, call 459-3881 anytime,
or watch Kohler Cable Channel 20. 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 op-
portunity to clear the streets with no cars
in the way.
Snow Removal
Winter is nearly upon us. Here are some
reminders on Village snow removal ordi-
nances and policies.
Please remember to shovel your side-
walks within 24 hours after a snowfall
event.
Do not blow or shovel snow back into
the street.
Please remove vehicles from the street
when the plows are in operation.
FROM RECREATION DIRECTOR
SUSIE WANDSCHNEIDER
Pool Hours
Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Additional hours at the pool during
Christmas Break:
December 26 – 31, 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Basketball Registration
The J unior Bombers Basketball Clinic will
be held J anuary 7 – February 19. The
clinic will be coordinated by Doug Bocchi-
ni with the assistance of the Kohler High
School Players. Boys and girls in grades
J K – 4 can participate. Cost is $10 per Vil-
lage resident child and $15 per non-resi-
dent child. The registration form for the
clinic is included in this issue of the Vil-
lager. Please drop off registrations at the
Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive. Checks
should be made payable to the Village of
Kohler. J anuary 4 is the deadline for reg-
istrations.
7
th
and 8
th
Grade Basketball Games
Access to the Village gym during 7
th
and
8
th
grade basketball games will be limited
to half time and between games. There
will be an adult at the doors, for security
purposes.
Youth Center News
Youth Center Hours
Monday – Thursday 3:15 - 6:30 pm
Friday 3:15 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:30 - 10:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 - 6:00 pm
Additional hours during the Holiday
Break:
Open daily 1:30 - 10:00 pm, December 26
- 13.
Closed December 24 and 25.
Send the kids to the Youth
Center for dinner when you
go to your Holiday parties.
We have a wonderful menu
including: burgers, chicken
fingers, mozz. sticks, fries,
mini corn dogs, hot dogs, grilled cheese,
hot pretzels. All at very affordable prices.
Stop by for a quick family meal, send the
Kids with the babysitter, or call ahead.
Village Board Action
The following are the actions taken by the
Kohler Village Board during their October
17 and 24, 2005, meetings:
Approved having Earth-Tech complete
the engineering for $6,000-$8,000 for
bank stabilization along West Riverside
Drive.
Approved operator’s licenses as re-
quested.
Approved agreement for residential
revaluation assessing services with As-
sociated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. at
a cost of $48,600.
VILLAGE NEWS www.kohlervillage.org
Approved agreement for commercial
assessing services from Value Solu-
tions for a three-year contract at a cost
of $18,000 for 2006, $20,000 in 2007
and 2008.
Approved August 2005 Revenue and
Expense Reports.
Dissolved the J oint Review Board as-
sembled for the proposed TIF project.
Approved the bid from Griessmeyer to
complete reconstruction of a new ADA
compliant ramp and handrails to Kohler
Youth Center and new steps and
handrails to the Kohler Memorial The-
ater at a cost of $34,700. It was also re-
quested that the Village obtain written
confirmation from the architect that the
designed ramp is ADA compliant.
Approved the Engineering Services
agreement for Woodland Road and
Sunset Road water service with Earth
Tech for $48,000.
Approved having the Village act as
general contractor to hire labor and
equipment from Larry’s Water & Sewer
for $1,950/day for a maximum of 20
days not to exceed $39,000 for the
West Riverside Drive storm sewer and
erosion repair.
Approved hiring Gail Stroeh for the po-
sition of Public Works Administrative
Assistant for 29 hours per week.
Approved the following Ordinances:
No. 2005-5, An Ordinance Creating
Chapter 20.45 of the Municipal Code
of the Village of Kohler Regulating
Stormwater Management.
No. 2005-6, An Ordinance Creating
Chapter 16.27 of the Municipal Code
of the Village of Kohler Regulating
the Detection and Elimination of Illic-
it Discharges into the Village’s Storm
Water Drainage System.
No. 2005-7, An Ordinance Repealing
and Recreating Chapter 18.09 of the
Municipal Code of the Village of
Kohler Regulating Erosion Control.
No. 2005-11, An Ordinance Creating
Section 16.08.105 of the Municipal
Code of the Village of Kohler, She-
boygan County, Wisconsin Regulat-
ing the Discharge of Fats, Oils, and
Greases to the Village’s Sanitary
Sewer System.
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J unior Bombers Basketball Clinic
Boys and Girls in Grades J k-4
Held in the Kohler Public School Gym
Beginning J anuary 7 — Ending February 19
February 5
th
is an off day, we will not be meeting. The Clinic will be coordinated by
Doug Bocchini with the assistance of the High School Players.
Registration Fee: $10.00 per child
$15.00 non-resident
Grades J K–1 12:30 - 1:30 pm Grades 1-4 1:45 - 3:00 pm
Name _____________________________________Grade______ Age______
Address___________________________________ Phone_______________
___________________________________ Cell_________________
Emergency contact if you are not available____________________________
Phone__________
Special Needs_______________________________________________________
Parent or Guardian signature____________________________________________
Shirt size: Child S______ M______ L_______
Adult S______ M______ L_______ XL______
Registrations will be accepted at the Village Hall at 319 Highland Drive. Make
checks payable to The Village of Kohler. Registration deadline is January 4.
LI BRARY LI NK
KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
WRAP UPA GOOD BOOK! Books are
the gift that keep on giving.
LOCATION:
Kohler Public Library is located at 333
Upper Road. We share a facility with the
school library. Please enter the parking lot
off of Upper Road. Drive under the canopy
and park in the library slots in the visitor
parking area. During the school day it is
necessary to get a library patron pass in the
school office right by the main door. After
school, no pass is needed and you can enter
through the glass handicapped accessible
door.
HOURS:
MONDAY – THURSDAY: 8 AM –
8:30 PM
FRIDAY: 8 AM – 5 PM
SUNDAY: 1 – 4 PM
CLOSED:
December 25 and 26 - Happy Holidays
January 1 and 2 – Happy New Year
EBENEZER SCROOGE – A
CHRISTMAS CAROL PERFORMANCE
Date: December 4, 2005
Place: KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Time: 2:00 PM
Adapted and Performed by: Mr. Dirk
Milsted
This is a one person performance adapted
and performed by Mr. Dirk Milsted. This is
a free performance open to everyone so
please feel free to bring children. This
should be a nice kick-off to the holiday
season.
Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara
Robinson
Date: December 15, 2005
Place: Kohler Public Library
Time: 7:00 PM
The Herdmans are absolutely and without
question the worst kids in the entire history
of the world.” They are guilty of every
unmentionable childhood crime and have
thought of more that a few original ones.
When they take over the church Christmas
pageant (although no one of themhas ever
attended church, much less heard the
Christmas story before), the first Christmas
becomes new and real in some pretty
surprising ways.
Nevermind that the publishers call this a
children’s story. It isn’t. The vision it has to
offer is hilarious yet deeply touching in a
profound yet innocent way.
Refreshments, cookies and eggnog, will be
provided by the library.
The Book Club Cook Book by Judy
Gelman and Vicki Krupp (New in the
library)
This is a great book to get suggestions for
titles for your book group as well as to find
recipes that provide food for the body to go
along with the food for the mind.
Several titles and recipes that sounded good
to me include; Galilleo’s Daughter by Dava
Sobel served with Lemony Ricotta – Goat
Cheese Cake, Seabiscuit by Laura
Hillenbrad served with Pumpkin Biscuits,
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger served
with Mrs. Enger’s Cinnamon Rolls with
Coffee Frosting. Unfortunately the Library
Book Club has read a couple of these titles,
but the recipes still sounded intriguing and
good.
“Some books are to be tasted, others to be
swallowed, and some few to be chewed and
digested. . . .” – Francis Bacon
SUSPENDING HOLDS:
Please remember to suspend any pending
holds you may have coming on the Easicat
systemwhile you are on vacation. Go to
Your Account on the Easicat page,
www.easicat.net, type in your library card
number and the last four digits of your phone
number to access your account. Choose the
tiles you wish to suspend. This will stop
themfromcoming while you are gone but it
will still retain your position on the waiting
list. Please call 459-2923 if you have any
questions. Remember to reactivate them
again when you return!
YUMMY PRESENT FOR THE DOG
WHO HAS EVERYTHING
I received this recipe and thought it might be
nice for a stocking stuffer for your Pooch.
Smoochy Pooch Microwave Dog Biscuits
(Makes 20 biscuits)
Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 egg
½cup beef or chicken broth
2 Tablespoons wheat germ(optional)
½teaspoon garlic salt
½teaspoon onion salt
½teaspoon garlic powder
Tools:
Mixing bowl
Liquid measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Wooden spoon
Large microwave-safe baking dish
Cooking Steps
Place the flour in the bowl. Add the egg and
enough broth to moisten the
flour. Add the remaining ingredients.
Roll the dough into a ball. Sprinkle flour on
the work surface. Break off
small pieces of dough ball. Formtheminto
rolls or ring shapes. Place in
the large baking dish in a single layer.
Bake on HIGH in microwave for 10 minutes,
or until firm. Let the biscuits
cool and harden before giving themto the
smoochy pooch on your gift list!
TAX FORMS
We will put out the tax forms as soon as they
arrive.
NEWTITLES:
BOOKS:
At First Sight - Sparks
The Camel Club - Baldacci
Christ the Lord- Rice
A Christmas Guest - Perry
Color of Law - Gimenez
Colorado Kid - King
Comfor & Joy - Hannah
The Diviners- Moody
Fiddlers: a Novel of the 87
th
Precinct -
McBain
First Impressions - Deveraux
Fried by Jury - Bishop
The Great Stink - Clark
The Highest Tide - Lynch
In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash –
Shepherd
Iron Orchid - Woods
Julie and Romeo Get Lucky - Ray
Light from Heaven - Karon
Mary, Mary – Patterson
Ordinary Heroes - Turow
Saving Fish from Drowning - Tan
Scorpion’s Gate - Clarke
Sunflower - Evans
Teacher Man - McCourt
There’s Something About Christmas -
Macomber
Toxic Bachelors – Steel
The 3-hour Diet – Cruise
Before I Got Here - Underwood
Character is Destiny - McCain
Confessions of a French Baker - Mayle
Flea Market Makeovers - Berti
Gardening in the Shade - Halpin
How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear? – Cleary
Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat:
Secrets of my Mother’s Tokyo Kitchen -
Moriyama
Knit Socks - McCarthy
The Knitter’s Book of Sweater Patterns -
Budd
Making Concrete Garden Ornaments –
Hunter
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the
World’s Worst Dog - Grogan
Master of Chaos - Robinson
My War: Killing Time in Iraq - Buzzell
One Bullett Away: The Making of a Marine
Officer - Fick
The O’Reilly Factor for Kids – O’Reilly
Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral
Crisis – Carter
Pampered Chef Kids in the Kitchen
Prevention’s the Sugar Solution
Prevention’s Ultimate Guide to Women’s
Health and Wellness
Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
The Smart Approach to the Organized Home
So Simple Crochet
So Simple Knits
The Story of Chicago May
The Ultimate Rose Book
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:
December 25 and 26 - Happy Holidays
January 1 and 2 – Happy New Year
HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: 8am-8:30pm
Friday: 8am – 5:00pm
Sunday 1am – 4pm
KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATION:
Kohler Public Library is housed with the
school library in the school building at
333 Upper Road.
Unconventional Success: A Fundamental
Approach to Personal Investment
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate,
Friendship, and Love - Radziwill
What Were You Thinking? $600-per-hour
Legal Advice on Relationships- Barondess
DVD’S:
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
All About Fast Trains
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (Hightly
recommended by both Erin and J an for silly
fun)
Barney. Best Manners
Bewitched
Blizzard
Bob the Builder. A Christmas to Remember
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers
A Christmas Enchantment
Empire Falls
Everybody Love Raymond
The Fog
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
I Do (but I Don’t)
The Interpreter
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
MacGyver: The Third Season
Millions
My Stepmother is an Alien
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Star Wars. Episode III Revenge of the Siths
Surprise Santa
Winter Solstice
Without a Trace
kohlervillager.com DECEMBER, 2005

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The Sheboygan Press recently held its
annual “Scare up a Good Story”
competition and four of the six winners
were Kohler Schools sixth graders.
Nicole Biene took 1st place, winning
$50.00. Kim Lammers took 2nd place,
winning $30.00. Erin J ohnson took 3rd
place, winning $20.00. Peter Nebel won
Honorable Mention.
Over 450 writers from Sheboygan
County entered the competition.
Back row, left to right: Kim Lammers, Nicole Biene, Erin Johnson.
Front: Peter Nebel
Kohler sixth graders “scare up”
some good stories!
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DECEMBER, 2005

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Kohler Co. expands its diverse product
line with the introduction of Kohler
Original Recipe Chocolates. The Kohler
chocolate candy delights now include four
Terrapins-a carefully planned
mixture of chocolate and
caramel each with signature
toppings and ingredients,
and Dark Mountain
Toffee-dark chocolate
surrounded by rich toffee and
topped with a white chocolate
mountain cap.
The Kohler Original
Recipe Chocolates are hand-
made in the kitchens of The American Club.
The Kohler Co. confectionery business
began with an internal teamof chefs, food
and beverage executives, and Herbert V.
Kohler, J r., chairman, CEO and president of
Kohler Co. and teamleader of Kohler
Original Recipe Chocolates.
The finest ingredients have been
selected and variations of recipes tested to
create the Kohler Original Recipe
Chocolates line. The current candy
offerings include:
Original Buttery Terrapin - Rich, buttery
caramel surrounding lightly salted pecans
topped with creamy chocolate.
Cranberry Terrapin-Pecans and sweet
cranberries surrounded by rich, buttery
caramel and white chocolate.
Java Terrapin-A hint of
espresso flavor wrapped up in
rich buttery caramel and
chocolate with whole pecans
and topped with a chocolate
coffee bean.
Nutty Terrapin-Lots of lightly
salted almonds, pecans and
pistachios with rich, buttery
caramel and chocolate and
topped with a pistachio nut.
Dark Mountain Toffee-a specific combination
of rich toffee and dark chocolate shaped in a
unique mountain formation.
Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates are a
delightful gift for any occasion. The candies
are available in a variety pack of the Terrapins
and as individual packages of ten. Kohler
Original Recipe Chocolates retail for $19.95
per box of ten. The Terrapins and the Dark
Mountain Toffee are available online at
www.KohlerCandies.com and at outlets
throughout the Village of Kohler, including
The Emporium at The American Club; and
Wisconsin Trader and Woodlake Market at
The Shops at Woodlake.
Introducing Terrapins and
Dark Mountain Toffee -
New Chocolate Delights Added to the KOHLER Candies
The Village of Kohler Historic Garden Community & Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens will offer educational and entertaining lectures, tours, classes, work-
shops, and social public & private events. Membership and programming opportunities will
be available in 2006.
Please call 920-803-3296 for more information.
725 I woodlake road, kohler, wisconsin 53044
open daily 10am-6pm • 920-208-9053
DestinationKohler.com
Exquisite robes, gowns and sleepwear you won’t find just anywhere.
So luxurious. So comfortable. So you.
The NK Attitude 2005 Autumn/Winter Collection at Scentualities –
available in select colors and sizes.
Rich & Sumptuous
Destination Kohler Events
Demonstration Kitchen
December 3 at 2 p.m. - Cooking With Your Teenager with Paul Smitala, Blackwolf Run Chef
December 10 at 2 p.m. - Italian Christmas Favorites and Traditions with Walter Reichstadter,
Cucina Chef
December 17 at 2 p.m. - Secrets FromThe Kitchens of Whistling Straits with Gary Wigand,
Whistling Straits Chef
Programming runs through April 29, 2006. For the complete Demonstration Kitchen schedule
visit www.DestinationKohler.com
All sessions are priced at $20 each or attend with a companion at two for $35. Seating is
limited. Call 920-457-8000 and ask for Demonstration Kitchen reservations.
Complimentary Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Sunday afternoons from1-3 p.m. at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler. December 4, 11 & 18
Holiday Customer Service Center to Open at The
Shops at Woodlake Kohler
The holiday concierge is available with gift suggestions,
dining recommendations, gift certificates and
complimentary gift-wrapping through December 24th.
Live entertainment scheduled in The Winery
Enjoy the new cocktail menu in The Winery and live music fromclassical pianist Riley
McKinch on Saturday evenings throughout December from6:30-10:30 p.m. Live music is
not scheduled for December 31.
Peel Party at Salon at Sports Core - December 14
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Make an appointment for a complimentary, mini glycolic hand peel and
Skin Authority education session.
4 to 7 p.m. – Learn personal application tips and product recommendations froma Trucco
makeup representative.
Call the Salon at Sports Core to reserve a time slot at 457-4746.
Mistletoe Brunch
Sundays - December 4, 11 & 18
Enjoy a holiday Mistletoe Brunch in the Wisconsin Roomat The American Club.
$32.00 Adults, $14.00 Children, plus tax and gratuity. Children 3 and under free. 10 a.m. to
2 p.m.
Feast of the Seven Fishes Buffet
Fridays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Buffet will be featured in the Wisconsin Roomfrom6 to 9 p.m.
$32.00 Adults, $14.00 Children 12 and under, 3 and under free; plus tax and gratuity.
(800) 344-2838 for reservations.
Holiday Afternoon Tea
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 in the Wisconsin Room. A special menu is offered from1-3 p.m.
for $15 plus tax and gratuity.
Shop & Spa this Holiday
Plan a shopping escape this holiday season with a special shop and spa experience. This offer
is available weekdays, Monday-Friday, Nov. 15-Dec. 24. Package includes:
$50 Shops at Woodlake Kohler gift certificate
Two-course luncheon at Cucina with complimentary glass of wine
Neat Feet 50-minute pedicure at the Kohler Waters Spa
The package price is $150 per person. Tax and gratuity for lunch and spa services are
included in the package price. Call 800-344-2838 for reservations.
Christmas Inn Style - Special rate offered
to the Village of Kohler residents and their
families
The Inn on Woodlake offers a special
"Christmas Inn Style" hotel rate of $81.00
for accommodations fromDecember 24-30,
2005, for Kohler Residents and their
immediate families. Please know that the
rate is based on single or double occupancy
and does not include applicable taxes. Call 1-800-344-2838 for reservations and more
information.