Published Monthly In Kohler, WI 53044 Volume 1, Number 3 October, 2005
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KOHLER, WI 53044
PERMIT NO. 6
Proposed changes to Village fence
ordinance being considered
On October 13, 2005 the Village of
Kohler plan commission will convene a pub-
lic hearing to gather input regarding proposed
changes to Section 20.12.030, J. of the
Municipal Code of the Village of Kohler reg-
ulating fences. The original ordinance, adopt-
ed on July 15, 1981 to help promote a
“Garden Community” concept emphasizing
natural screenings within the Village, current-
ly forbids construction of new fences exceed-
ing 42 inches in height in residential areas.
(Taller fences built prior to 1981 are allowed
to remain.) Since numerous requests have
been brought before the plan commission by
private property owners over the years for
variances to exceed the 42-inch maximum
height, the plan commission has decided to
consider amending the ordinance.
In addition to raising the maximum height
from 42 inches to 48 inches, the proposed
amendments include allowing fences to
exceed the maximum height if they meet any
one of the following criteria: 1) provide safety
and security for a swimming pool, 2) straddle
boundaries between a residential district and a
different zoning district, 3) are for agricultural
purposes within a residential district, or 4) are
for privacy screens where the applicant can
demonstrate that a natural hedge or other veg-
etation type screen is not feasible, that the pro-
posed fence would not be detectable from the
public street(s) adjacent to the property, that
the maximum height in any event shall not
exceed six feet, and that the fence shall not
totally enclose any yard, nor be constructed
on, over, or near 60 percent or more of the
perimeter of any lot or parcel.
The amendment also proposes that in order
to ensure fences are constructed on the intend-
ed property and within the correct setbacks, a
plat of survey shall be submitted with all
building permit applications for new fence
Finally, to address concerns about deterio-
rating fences, the proposed ordinance amend-
ment stipulates that maintenance of all
fences shall be the continuing obligation of
property owners, that fences shall be painted
or stained neutral colors, and that any bro-
ken, rotten, or deteriorating boards or other
fence material shall be repaired or replaced.
The proposed amendment, if adopted,
will primarily effect the West I – IV and
South I sections of the Village. Newer devel-
opments in the northern half of the Village,
while subject to the ordinance, are also sub-
ject to private restrictive covenants that will
continue to govern fences even if the Village
fence ordinance changes.
Six-foot high fence built prior to 1981 is allowed to remain standing. Example of a 42-inch high fence, which is the maximum height
allowed under the current municipal code.
Example of a 48-inch high fence, which is being considered
in the proposed amendment to the municipal code.
Kohler Fire Department receives $32,988
Assistance to Firefighters grant
The Department of Homeland Security
announced its fifth round of the Fiscal Year
2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Program (AFGP). The Kohler Fire
Department received one of the 237 grants
awarded to fire departments throughout the
The grants are awarded to provide fire
departments with funds to support training,
wellness and fitness, firefighting equip-
ment, personal protective equipment, and
modifications to fire stations and facilities.
The Kohler Fire Department received
$32,988 which will be used to purchase a
vehicle exhaust system that will draw the
exhaust from all four of the fire trucks
directly to the outside of the building.
According to a September 16th press
release from the Department of Homeland
Security, the AFGP will issue approximate-
ly 5,500 awards worth nearly $600 million
in direct assistance to firefighters and first
responders throughout the country.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Program is administered by the De-
partment’s Office for State and Local
Government Coordination & Preparedness
(SLGCP) in cooperation with the United
States Fire Administration.
SLGCP is the principal federal agency
responsible for the preparedness of the
United States for acts of terrorism, includ-
ing coordinating preparedness efforts at the
federal level, and working with all state,
local, tribal, parish, and private sector
emergency response providers on all mat-
ters pertaining to combating terrorism,
including training, exercises and equip-
The United States Fire Administration
(USFA) is a division of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
within the Department of Homeland
Security. The mission of the USFA is to
reduce life and economic losses due to fire
and related emergencies, through leader-
ship, advocacy, coordination, and support.
In this photo dated May, 2003, the Kohler Fire Department participates in a mock auto
accident demonstration held for the public.
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Village of Kohler Historic Photo
Kohler Fire Department – 1926
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Photos taken after 1974 are by Darryl Gumm. A DVD featuring all the photos, accompanied by piano music by composer and performer Vicky Emerson,
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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 Larry Leonhardt
Larry Leonhardt is currently the senior patrol officer
assigned to the Day Shift with the Village of Kohler
Police Department. Born and raised in Sheboygan,
Officer Leonhardt attended basic recruit school in 1978,
and received his Associate Degree in Police Science from
Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI in 1993.
Officer Leonhardt also attended MATC in Milwaukee
and Silver Lake College in Manitowoc. In 2003, he
received a gold watch in honor of 25 years of service.
Officer Leonhardt has specialized training from the
Wisconsin State Patrol Academy and the University of
Northwestern Traffic Institute. He is a certified
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Police Artist,
Field Training Officer, and Firearms Instructor.
Officer Leonhardt said that being a police officer was
something he wanted to be since he was a kid. His father
was a Sheboygan P.D. officer in the 1950s and 1960s.
It was a fatal car crash during the pre-Christmas holi-
day several years ago that is the most memorable incident
Officer Leonhardt responded to. A 20-year-old college
student was home for the holiday break when he was
struck and killed on on CTH Y by a drunk driver.
In November 1999, Officer Leonhardt received the
department's "Outstanding Performance" award for the
capture of the State of Utah's #1 Felon. As reported in the
October, 1999 Box Elder News Journal of Box Elder
County Utah, Robert M. Carter and a fellow inmate had
escaped from the Box Elder County jail by scaling a 13-
foot fence topped with concertina wire. Carter then vault-
ed a second chain-link fence and disappeared. His fellow
escapee was caught before making it to the second fence.
Carter had been on the run for over a month before he was
stopped by Officer Leonhardt for speeding on STH 28.
Carter fled the vehicle, which had been stolen, and was
pursued on foot by Officer Leonhardt until Carter surren-
dered and was placed under arrest. Carter had been serving
time in the Utah State prison system for attempted murder,
weapons violations and lewdness.
Officer Leonhardt and his partner were also the first
officers to locate Waa Lee, a Sheboygan man who had
been missing for 21 days, and was spotted in some tall
grass near Blackwolf Run golf course by Kohler Co. main-
Officer Leonhardt is involved with several
“Community Policing” programs, one of which is the
nationally known “McGruff House” for which he is the
local coordinator. He is also a member of the department's
specialized motorcycle unit, Knights of Columbus, St.
Dominic Church Usher’s Guild, Sheboygan County Law
Enforcement Association and Lake To Lake Model Car
In his spare time, Officer Leonhardt enjoys spending
time with his wife, Patti, and his two adult children, daily
walks, and riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He
enjoys building and collecting scale model police cars,
which he also presents to retiring law enforcement officers
as gifts from their respective departments and/or families.
After Manitowoc Police Officer, and part-time Kohler
Officer, Dale Ten Haken was killed in the line of duty,
Officer Leonhardt spent 200 hours creating a detailed dio-
rama – a miniature, three-dimensional police scene inside
a glass case – as a memorial to Officer Ten Haken. The
diorama was donated to the Manitowoc Police
Visit the Kohler Police Department website at:
Meet the officers of the
Kohler Police Department
Kohler Police Officer Larry Leonhardt
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Kohler students to
participate in water
Kohler students attend
by McLean Bennett
Since its beginning in 1959, the
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has
grown to become one of the most popular
and most listened-to orchestras in the coun-
try. Having toured Europe, Japan, Cuba,
and the United States, as well as being
broadcast on more than 240 radio stations
across America, the “MSO” has spread its
gift of music to listeners throughout the
world. On September 16, the orchestra cel-
ebrated the beginning of its forty-seventh
season of existence and its ninth under the
direction of conductor Andreas Delfs.
Besides marking the beginning of another
season, the concert also served as the world
premiere of Latin-American composer
Roberto Sierra's new composition “La
To witness the momentous occasion
were twenty-five Kohler High School band
students. In what has become something of
a tradition in recent years, Kohler band
director Richard Tengowski took a handful
of band members on a field trip to a
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert.
However, the day's itinerary included
more than just a concert; as soon as the stu-
dents arrived at the concert hall, they were
led to a small lecture room where they met
with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s
resident conductor, Andrew Massey, and
world renowned composer, Roberto Sierra.
During the lecture, Sierra discussed the
songwriting process and what inspired him
to compose “La Salsa.” The students were
surprised to discover that it had taken Mr.
Sierra only three or four months to com-
plete his four-movement piece.
After the lecture, the students were
escorted to the main auditorium, where
they took their seats and eagerly awaited
the performance. After a short speech by
Mr. Sierra, conductor Andreas Delfs took
the stage and led the orchestra in a moving
rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Afterward, the orchestra officially began
the concert by playing Richard Strauss’s
1888 composition “Don Juan” before per-
forming Sierra’s “La Salsa” for the first
time. Following a short intermission, the
orchestra closed the concert with Maurice
Ravel’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
The students were no-doubt grateful for
an opportunity to miss a day of school, but
they were even more grateful for an oppor-
tunity to see a live concert performed by a
world-class orchestra. The experience will
certainly not be soon forgotten by the stu-
McLean Bennett is a Kohler high school
senior who is considering studying jour-
nalism after graduation.
Kohler students will once again partici-
pate in this year's water testing program at
Kohler High School.
This science enrichment program allows
students to participate in a community serv-
ice project and also encourages them to use
some of their biology and chemistry skills.
The students will be actively involved in
collecting, analyzing, and interpreting biol-
ogy and chemistry data related to the water
quality of the Sheboygan River. The Kohler
group is responsible for testing the river
near Black Wolf Run Golf Course. Some of
the tests include dissolved oxygen, pH,
temperature, total phosphates, nitrates, tur-
bidity, total solids, fecal coliform, and
macroinvertebrates. The water test results
are sent to the Maywood Environmental
Center, and also to the local Department of
Natural Resources. Other Sheboygan
County schools test different parts of the
river. All of the results are shared at a forum
in the spring at the Sheboygan library.
Along with presenting the data, students
suggest explanations for their findings, and
work together to explore possible action
plans that might have a positive impact on
the area's land conservation and the envi-
ronment. Students attend sessions where
water quality experts provide needed infor-
mation. Ms. Krejcarek is the science teacher
leading this group.
This year's team includes:
Jaime Beine Carolyn Bick
Becca Bellmore Andy Cope
Alex DeVries Austin Clark
Lindsey Dvorak Joe Cripe
Michael Garland Tim Fehling
Dan Knabel Emma Giertz
Mark Kolb Allison Holzwart
Ashley Lee Olivia Kellner
Emily Mueller Ashley Romanoski
Erin Mueller Rachel Saemann
Michael Olmsted Kale Schnettler
Jon Peters Aaron Van Treeck
Ryan Peters Erika Von Vajna
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Kohler grad/Ripon College
student conducted summer
research in chemistry
Chris Rydz, son of Randy and Jeni Rydz,
conducted research in the Ripon College
Department of Chemistry this past summer.
Rydz, who is a junior this fall, is a chemistry
and religion double major at Ripon College.
Rydz worked under the direction of
Dean Katahira, professor of chemistry at
Ripon College. They studied factors that
control metal center distances in solids in
order to see if these solids had “interesting”
electronic and optical properties, said Rydz.
The best part of the research is “applying
previous knowledge of organic and inorgan-
ic chemistry to a new and unfamiliar area of
research,” Rydz said. “The laboratory tech-
niques I am learning will prove to be
essential in my future schooling and occu-
pation. This is a great opportunity to
become comfortable in an environment I
will be finding myself in frequently.”
From his experience conducting sum-
mer researching the chemistry department,
Rydz expects to gain a better understand-
ing of the framework of metal complexes,
lab experience and greater confidence in
his researching abilities. The chemistry
department is one of several Ripon
College academic departments that offer
students the opportunity to conduct on-
campus research during the summer.
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Complimentary shuttle service provided between our Craft Fair,
The American Club’s Wisconsin Holiday Market, and The Shops at Woodlake
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On September 3, 2005 at the Sheboygan County Fair, Kohler students Amy Van Treek and
Michaela Tures qualified for state with their horses, Wonders Windfall and Sir Rudy
Valentino. Amy took 3 top tens at the state show in Milwaukee on September 15th and
16th, and Michaela took 2 top tens.
Kohler girls qualify for Wisconsin
State 4-H Horse Expo
The cast has been chosen, and by now,
Kohler High School's production of A LIT-
TLE PRINCESS is well into rehearsals.
The musical play, based on the classic chil-
dren's novel by Francis Hodgson Burnett, is
an enchanting riches to rags to riches story
set in Victorian London. It will be per-
formed at Kohler Memorial Theater on
November 4th, 5th, and 6th.
“Our student actors went through a rig-
orous audition process,” says director
Kimberly Oreck-Madson. “They were
asked to prepare a song from the show and
a monologue, as well as scenes from the
play, very much like a professional audi-
tion.” Auditions were judged by a panel of
six (3 each for drama and music) brought in
from outside the Kohler community.
“The cast just seemed to fall into place,”
says musical director Peggy Hoffmann.
“After working with these actors and
actresses for just a few days, it was clear
that we have some incredible talent on
stage, both in acting and in singing.”
Assistant director Emily Mueller, senior,
says, “And they are all playing the roles
they were meant to play. I think this will be
the best show ever.”
A LITTLE PRINCESS tells the story of
Sara Crewe (played by Maddie Fosmo), a
guileless young girl who is raised in India
by her widowed father, an officer in the
British army. Her fathers sends Sara back to
London to be schooled at Miss Minchin's
Select Seminary for Young Ladies. There
she meets the imperious owner of the
school, Minchin (Lauren MacDonald), and
her sister, the soft-hearted Miss Amelia
(Olivia Kellner). But Sara's fortunes change
when her wealthy father is ruined financial-
ly by an unsound investment.
Without money to pay her tuition and
board, Miss Minchin forces Sara to take a
position at the school as a scullery maid.
Her sad circumstances delight her arch-rival
and fellow pupil, Lavinia (Ashley Neerhof),
who tries her best to make Sara's life as mis-
erable as possible. But Sara finds a friend
in scullery maid Becky (Carli Roberts).
When life looks the bleakest for Sara, a
mysterious East Indian named Ram Dass
(Jade Landry) steps in.
As of press time, other members of the
cast include Austin Clark, Tim Fehling, Lili
Giertz, Tyler Gilbreath, Alan McKnight,
Jessica Patterson, Stephen Samuels, Alex
Sawyer, Kayla Thiel, and Heidi Weinaug.
The cast also includes students from the
grade school and middle school: Megan
Conklin, Adyson DiNatale, Maja Fosmo,
Katlyn Geiger, Lindsay Griswold, Elyse
Gutschow, Zia Harriott, Brenna Hogan,
Paige Kuckla, Jennifer Louwagie, Melyssa
Louwagie, Julia Mauer, and Rachel
O'Keefe. Rounding out the cast are dancers
Jaime Beine, Colleen Dent, Grace Fulop,
Emma Giertz, Amy Giffin, Mallory
Johnson, Emily Stillwell, and Erika Von
Vajna and gymnasts Lauren Gray, Meghan
Long, Arika Madson, Paytan Saari, and
Victoria Von Vajna.
“We're hoping that all the members of
the community come out to see the show,
from the very young to the young at heart,”
says Oreck-Madson. “This is a show that
will appeal to the whole family.”
A Little Princess begins rehearsals at theatre
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Cast members Ashley Neerhof (Lavinia)
and Lili Giertz (Jessie) rehearse a scene
from A LITTLE PRINCESS
Vitals & Milestones
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The Class of 85 was one of the largest
graduating classes in Kohler history with 43
graduates. Of 40 surviving classmates, 32
attended the events held from August 19-21.
The large turnout was due, in part, to the fact
that all 40 classmates have been communicat-
ing through a group website for over a year.
The website, set up by class secretary Amy
(Verhelst) Pace, gave everyone a voice in
planning reunion events and allows the class
to exchange e-mail messages and photos.
The weather couldn't have been better for
the reunion! On Friday evening, classmates
and spouses took over the Horse & Plow for
the kickoff gathering. On Saturday morning,
a group of classmates golfed at Quit Qui Oc
in Plymouth. Saturday evening, classmates
and spouses enjoyed a wonderful banquet at
Blackwolf Run Restaurant. Awards were pre-
sented in categories such as Least Remaining
Hair (Kurt Weinfurther), Grayest Hair (Eric
Dummer), and to those who now live furthest
(Janine Behne, CA) and nearest (Lee Mauer,
School Street) from Kohler.
On Sunday morning, the class was treated
to a tour of the remodeled school given by
District Administrator Jeff Dickert.
The weekend came to a close with a
Sunday picnic at Lost Woods attended by
classmates, their families and their former
teachers from Kohler, including June Platz,
Shirley Wolfert, Gertrude Rodenkirch,
Richard Packer, Doris Herbst, Louis Milsted,
Sue and Larry Kampman, Dan Buhr, Karen
Sullivan, Fred Zimmerer, and Bruce and
Mary Ann Erickson.
The class would like to thank the staff at
Blackwolf Run Restaurant, Mr. Dickert, and
all of the teachers who attended! The reunion
was an overwhelming success and the class
already looks forward to their next one!
Kudos to event organizers Beth Erickson,
Denise (Keller) Kochan, Lisa (Simon)
Gartman, Sue Harms, Amy (Verhelst) Pace
and Kerry Wyckoff.
Kohler class of 1945 holds 60th class reunion
to appear on
Melissa Prepster, 1987 graduate
of Kohler High School, will appear
on the game show Jeopardy! on
October 7th on WDJT-TV, Charter
Cable channel 9 at 6 p.m.
To be selected for her appear-
ance on the show, Melissa had to
pass a challenging 50 question test
and take part in an audition and
mock game. Her appearance was
taped in Los Angeles in July.
Melissa currently teaches 7th
grade Texas History in Austin,
Texas. She is the daughter of for-
mer Kohler residents Dennis and
Tune in and she how she does!
Kohler class of 1985 holds 20th class reunion
Pictured Front row, L to R: Florence Hartman Lloyd, Sheboygan; Bernice Sommers Haack, Kohler; June Scherer Toennies,
Lake Delton, WI. Back row, L to R: Willard Strassburger, Des Plaines, Il; Bob Garner, Stow, OH;
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Standing L to R: Carli Roberts, Olivia Kellner, Allison Holzwart, Keenan Wolf, Kaleigh Wenberg,
Lindsey Dvorak, Kelly Suralik, Abby Dolloff, Rachel Saemann, Emily Kunst.
Kneeling: Amy Giffin, Ali Leick, Maddie Fosmo. – Submitted photo
Kohler girls take first place at
August 27th Grafton Invite
Kohler ends season winning every flight
Knabel, Garland selected to
all-state tennis team.
Daniel Knabel and Michael Garland have been selected to the Wisconsin All-state tennis
team. They are second team all-state as the result of their success in the WIAA state tennis
championship this past season. They are pictured with their tennis coach Wendy Tauschek.
– submitted photo
Photos – Mary Struck
Kohler fifth-graders Alex Gray and Nick Scheppmann participated in
the Sheboygan County YMCA & KFC 2005 Youth Golf Tournament at
Evergreen Golf Course in Plymouth held on August 15.
Tournament #1: Individuals – Nick Scheppmann - 1st place with a 36,
Alex Gray - 2nd place.
Tournament #2: Team Scramble – Alex Gray, Nick Scheppmann -
Scheppmann, Gray take
first and second in youth
Kohler 7, Kewaskum 0 – The Blue Bombers won
every flight in straight sets to improve to 8-6 overall,
4-3 in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference.
Singles: No. 1 – Kaleigh Wenberg def. Ally Kowalczy 6-0, 6-0; No.
2 – Lindsey Dvorak def. Ashley Feucht, default; No. 3 – Ali Leick
def. Karissa Dums 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 – Kelly Suralik def. Ashley Corey
Doubles: No. 1 – Abby Dolloff-Rachel Saemann def. Kerrie Winter-
Emily Boden, 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 – Allison Holzwart-Keenan Wolf def.
Marie Terlinden-Katie Gaynor 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 – Carli Roberts-Olivia
Kellner def. Kelsey Guetsch-Lauren Hughes 6-3, 6-4.
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/2 baths, 2-car
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Old fashioned sleigh with painted picture of St.
Nicholas missing from South Rd. home since
just before last Christmas.
If you know the whereabouts of the sleigh,
please call 208-7198.
A Little Princess
The Kohler Drama Department is search-
ing for the following items for donation or
short-term use for our upcoming produc-
tion of A LITTLE PRINCESS. The play
takes place in Victorian England so items
should look old (even if they aren’t).
DONATIONS (will not be returned)
• Old-fashioned long-sleeved white
blouses in girls’ sizes
• Black shawls, the more tattered the
• Long, full skirts in plain dark colors.
• Flip-style school chalkboard
• Twin size iron or old-fashioned wood
• Twin size mattress
• Large wicker picnic basket
Call Peggy at 208-8111
Dr. George L. Hess III
New Patients Welcome
3003 Superior Ave
Stay up-to-date on
the proposed TIF
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THE KOHLER VILLAGER
After Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, Mississippi
and Alabama many of you, like me, were glued to the
TV watching in horror as
thousands of people were
searching for some sort of
safety and relief, but in-
stead found chaos and dis-
order among the govern-
ment agencies. The lack of
preparation by the govern-
ment makes Hurricane Kat-
rina not only a national
tragedy, but also a time to
reflect and learn from the
mistakes made in relief ef-
forts over the past few
In Wisconsin we are for-
tunate to have relief efforts in place if a disaster should
strike through Wisconsin Emergency Management
(WEM). Wisconsin Emergency Management has al-
ready demonstrated its effective relief efforts this year
by working to help those affected by the tornadoes in
Dane County and the fire in Adams County. WEM has
also provided aid to Sheboygan County during the flood
in 1998 and, more recently, in 2004 when severe storms
swept through Sheboygan County.
Wisconsin Emergency Management specializes in
several areas including, Hazard Mitigation, Warning
and Communications, Emergency Police Services, Dis-
aster Response and Recovery, Hazardous Materials
and Emergency Planning and Community Right to
Know Act (EPCRA), Radiological Emergency Pre-
paredness, and Exercise and Training for the State of
Wisconsin. Each of these programs contributes to
keeping Wisconsin prepared in case of an emergency.
Mitigating action saves Wisconsin millions of dol-
lars every year by preventing the long term risk of dam-
age to property or people. Each city is vulnerable to a
variety of natural disasters, such as flooding or wind
damage. The Wisconsin Emergency Management of-
fers Pre-Disaster Mitigation Programs that makes
funds available to establish preventative measures for
Another preventative measure in effect is the Warn-
ing and Communication Program which includes the
National Warning System, Wisconsin’s primary way of
communicating information regarding severe weather
or other activity. Additionally, the Warnings and Com-
munications Program has a Mobile Command Center
that can be used anywhere in the state to communicate
the threat of severe weather.
In the event of an emergency situation WEM follows
Wisconsin has effective relief efforts should
disaster strike the state
Recently, my Grandma Bunnie experienced some
health problems that resulted in her spending time
at a local nursing home facility to get rehabilitated.
Over the past couple of
months, my family and I
have spent numerous
hours visiting with her
and experiencing life in a
Throughout this time,
I have learned a lot about
the important role that a
professional, caring staff
and a quality facility play
in helping our fellow citi-
zens regain strength and
live a quality life.
As a grandson, I ap-
preciate the quality care that has been provided to
my grandmother by the nursing home staff. As a
State Senator, I have worked hard over the past
number of years to ensure that our nursing homes
are adequately funded and supported. Recently, as
a member of the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC)
I worked hard to provide the nursing homes across
our state with a 1.4% increase in the reimburse-
ment rate that they receive from the state to cover
their costs in providing quality care. We were able
to provide this modest increase in reimbursement
rates by making the funding of our nursing homes
and our overall Medicaid budget an equal priority
with other government programs. In fact, this pack-
age received bipartisan support from all the mem-
bers of the Joint Finance Committee and passed on
a rare 16-0 vote.
Governor Jim Doyle, in an effort to provide a
larger increase in funding for public education, ve-
toed the 1.4% nursing home reimbursement rate in-
crease out of the budget. Due to the Governor’s
veto, nursing homes will get a zero percent increase
in new funding from the state over the next two-
years. Overall, the Governor vetoed $93 million in
state funding for our medical assistance programs.
Unfortunately this reduction in state funds will
mean that Wisconsin will lose tens of millions of
dollars in federal funding as well. In the end, the
Nursing home residents need and deserve
Updates From Our State Representatives
Wisconsin State Senator
Terry Van Akkeren
a specific plan depending on the type of calamity. Fol-
lowing a disaster local officials work with their coun-
ty emergency management director to contact WEM
24-hour duty officer system. WEM will keep local and
federal agencies informed, including the Governor’s
office, of the disaster and coordinate any relief efforts
such as support from the National Guard. The Emer-
gency Police Service will be used as back up to the po-
lice in a time of crisis.
Aside from natural disaster relief WEM is also
prepared for a chemical or terrorism related crisis.
Wisconsin has 3 nuclear power plants and numerous
ports along Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River
that all require an emergency plan. The EPCRA re-
quires Wisconsin facilities to report the storage and
use of certain chemicals, and have emergency plans
readily available in case of a chemical leak. The Ra-
diology Emergency Preparedness Program is respon-
sible for developing and maintaining Wisconsin’s
emergency plans for a nuclear incident. The Nuclear
Regulatory Commission requires each nuclear power
plant facility to show its ability to handle a radiology
emergency every two years.
This year Wisconsin Emergency Management is
sponsoring Community Emergency Response Team
(CERT), which are training classes designed to give
you the skills needed to take care of yourself and
loved ones in the event of a disaster. Participants will
be trained in basic disaster preparedness skills, fire
safety, basic disaster medical operations, light search
and rescue, disaster psychology, basic terrorism tar-
gets and indicators and team operations.
Even with all of our emergency plans in place Gov-
ernor Doyle realizes that you can never be too pre-
pared after witnessing the missteps following Hurri-
cane Katrina. Last week the Governor ordered Major
General Al Wilkening to review Wisconsin’s disaster
plans and report back how the state can further im-
prove our disaster preparation.
Currently WEM is assisting in disaster relief for
the people affected by Hurricane Katrina by coordi-
nating transportation, first responders and any other
support they can provide. I am very proud in the ac-
tion our state has taken since the devastation of Hur-
ricane Katrina. So many people have taken the time to
help in the relief efforts by donating food, clothes or
opening their door to those in need. The compassion
of our citizens is what makes Wisconsin such as
wonderful place to live.
Governor’s vetoes will result in an over $200 mil-
lion reduction in funding for our nursing homes
and other important medical assistance pro-
The impact of this veto will be felt right here
at home in the 9th Senate District. Basically every
nursing home facility will receive a reduction in
funding from the state. For instance, in Sheboy-
gan County, the Rocky Knoll Care Facility will see
a reduction of $108,407 in state reimbursement
funds and the Plymouth Care Center will see a
loss of $31,174. Morningside Health Center will
lose $23,436 and Sunny Ridge will see a cut of
$127,480 in state funding. In Manitowoc County,
the Manitowoc Health Care Center will see a re-
duction of $45,603 while the St. Mary’s Home for
the Aged will be cut by $75,601 in state reimburse-
ment funds. The Calumet County Homestead Re-
habilitation Center will see a reduction of
$36,370. Overall, the loss of state funds to nursing
home centers in the 9th Senate District will equal
I am very concerned about the negative impact
that this reduction in funding will have on our
nursing homes ability to provide quality care to
their residents. We all know that they are already
struggling to make ends meet.
In an effort to restore these important funds to
our nursing homes, the legislature will attempt to
override the Governor’s veto. Last week, the As-
sembly was successful, with local State Repre-
sentative’s Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake) and
Dan LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) voting to support the
override. Representative Terry Van Akkeren (D-
Sheboygan) voted to sustain the Governor’s veto.
The State Senate will consider overriding the
Governor’s veto on Tuesday. On behalf of my
Grandmother and the many other area citizens
who benefit from quality nursing home care, I will
vote to override the Governor’s veto and I am
hopeful that twenty-one other members of the
Senate will stand-up and vote to restore this im-
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
Contact Rep. Van Akkerren by calling his office at 1-888-
529-0026 or e-mail: Rep.VanAkkeren@legis.state.wi.us.
Letters may be sent to: Rep. Terry Van Akkeren, P.O.
Box 8953, Madison, WI 53708-8953
Trick or Treating
Trick or Treating will be on
October 31, from 4:00 to
6:30 pm. The bonfire at the
west end of the Athletic
Field will begin at 7:00 pm.
Please make sure your
children are dressed appropriately and
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is October 9
through the 15
. The Kohler Fire Depart-
ment will have an Open House featuring
the Sheboygan County Survive Alive
House on Tuesday, October 18
will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Shoo the Flu & Pneumonia Too!
The Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of
Wisconsin will be holding “Shoo the Flu &
Pneumonia Too” flu and pneumonia shot
clinics at the Kohler Village Hall on Mon-
day, October 10, 2005, from 10:00 am to
2:00 pm, and Thursday, November 10,
2005, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. If you have
any questions about the clinics, please
call Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of
Wisconsin at 453-3944 or email their of-
fice at email@example.com.
FROM POLICE CHIEF BILL RUTTEN
Trick or Treat
The Kohler Police Department wants trick
or treating to be fun and safe for every-
one. To help that cause, Officer Reine-
mann will be holding a Safe Trick-or-Treat
Awareness Program in the school for the
younger students. He will be passing out
trick or treat bags from the Police Depart-
ment. During Trick-or-Treating, which will
be on October 31
from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.,
officers will hand out the green glow
sticks/glow necklaces to any child that
wants one. The glow sticks will make the
children more visible as they are enjoying
the night out.
Street Crossing Training
On one of the first days of school this
year, School Resource Officer Todd
Reinemann taught some of the newest
students at the Kohler Schools how and
where to cross the road. With the assis-
tance of Police Crossing Guard Harriet
Tershner, the students were educated on
how to safely cross at the crosswalk with
the assistance of the crossing guard. The
Kohler Police Department has been con-
ducting this training for the last several
The Kohler Police Department has re-
ceived several complaints of animals at
large in the Village, including the ceme-
tery. Cats and dogs are required to be on
a leash or chain not longer than six feet
when off their property. Animals that are
on their property must be controlled by
voice command, fenced in, or on a leash
no longer than 15 feet. Please keep in
mind that not everyone in your neighbor-
hood wants your animal in their yard.
Also, when walking your animals, please
pick up after them. Many people use the
green areas in the Village to exercise their
dogs without picking up after them.
Please be courteous to your fellow resi-
dents. No one wants to complain about
his or her neighbor.
FROM KOHLER FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Kohler Fire Department submitted an
application to the Department of Home-
land Security under Assistance to Fire-
fighters Grant Program. The grant request
for the sum of $32,988 has been award-
The funds will be used to install a vehicle
exhaust ventilation system for diesel ap-
paratus in our fire station. Our firefighters
are exposed to diesel exhaust every time
we start the trucks for an incident re-
sponse, a training exercise, maintenance
check, or for removing the vehicles from
the station for another project or event.
The fire department is also utilized by
other community groups for regularly
scheduled meetings, fundraisers, and the
We need to make sure that the health and
safety of our members and anyone else
who visits our fire station is a top priority.
FROM PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTEN-
DENT BRUCE NEERHOF
Leaf collection will start on October 3 and
continue until December 2. Leaves should
be raked into the street along the curb in
a three-foot (3’) wide row. No grass clip-
pings, sticks, and other garden debris are
Fire Hydrant Flushing and Water Valve
During the months of September and Oc-
tober, the Village Public Works Depart-
ment will be exercising water valves. The
Department will also be performing main-
tenance on fire hydrants and flushing the
mains. The work will be performed Tues-
day through Thursday. Residents should
be aware that there will be periods of
cloudy and discolored water as sediment
and mineral deposits in the water-mains
FROM RECREATION DIRECTOR
Fall Pool Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
Saturday and Sunday
Youth Center Hours
The Youth Center Hours are:
Monday –Thursday 3:15 - 6:30 pm
Friday Until 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:30 - 10:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 - 6:00 pm
The snack bar is open and
will continue serving from
the grill until 6:00 pm. Call ahead, we’ll be
happy to take your orders. How about
Statewide Voter Registration
Wisconsin state law now requires all resi-
dents of Wisconsin to be registered in a
statewide network before they can vote in
New state voter registration rules require
all municipalities – towns, villages and
cities – keep track of voter information in
Wisconsin’s new Statewide Voter Regis-
tration System (SVRS). Residents of any
Wisconsin municipality that has not previ-
ously maintained a voter poll list – such
as the Village of Kohler – for Election Day
must now register and be entered into the
Wisconsin’s Statewide Voter Registration
System (SVRS) is scheduled for imple-
mentation in 2006. The system will make
getting voting information easier for citi-
zens and managing elections more com-
prehensive for election officials. SVRS
will also make voter fraud easier to track
The new system was required by the Help
America Vote Act of 2002, passed by
Congress after the uncertainties created
by the 2000 U.S. presidential elections.
SVRS will incorporate information provid-
ed from three state agencies – the De-
partment of Transportation, Corrections,
and Health & Family Services – to recog-
nize ineligible voters and allow clerks to
identify those who have voted illegally.
Local residents can be assured that their
votes will count, but only once.
For voters, the SVRS will have a public
section that allows individuals to check
their registration, see where they can vote
and check which offices and candidates
are on the upcoming ballot for their areas.
For officials, the SVRS will include the fol-
lowing components for clerks:
• A statewide elections calendar listing all
types of elections and their locations
• A poll worker log, to help clerks find and
contact volunteers for Election Day
• Address/district mapping to help place
new voters and new streets properly
• Candidate tracking, to make sure politi-
cal candidates have registered properly.
To be registered in advance, voters can
come into the Village Clerk-Treasurer’s
office and present a Wisconsin driver’s
license or state ID card. You will still be
able to register at the polls on Election
Day with proper documentation, but
VILLAGE NEWS www.kohlervillage.org
election officials prefer to have everyone
in the system ahead of time.
Village residents are urged to be regis-
tered early to avoid confusion and lines
on election days. For more information
about voter registration and upcoming
elections, contact the Village Clerk-
Treasurer’s Office at 920-459-3873.
For more information about Wisconsin’s
Statewide Voter Registration System
(SVRS) and election procedures, con-
tact the Wisconsin State Elections Board
at 1-866-VOTEWIS(868-3947) or
firstname.lastname@example.org, or see its website at
Village Board Action during the August
15, 2005, meeting:
• Approved operator’s licenses.
• Approved policy change that the Fi-
nance Committee and Village Board
must approve the hiring of all employ-
ees, with the exception of temporary
employees for thirty days or less, prior to
• Approved and ratified Resolution No.
2005-9, A Resolution to Borrow from
U.S. Bank, N.A. the principal sum of
$335,000 as specifically set forth by said
• Approved three-year contract extension
from January 1, 2006 through Decem-
ber 31, 2008 with Larry’s Hauling for
garbage and recycling service.
• Approved repair proposal to replace roof
flashing at the Memorial Building at a
cost of $4,086 to come from the Building
• Approved forming a sub-committee di-
rected by Village President Tom Leon-
hardt to set up a Garden Community
• Approved proposal for Memorial Hall
building electronic door access system
for the perimeter of building at a cost of
$19,978 from Specht Electric, replace-
ment of regular locks on interior doors at
a cost of $4,371 from Reliant Glass &
Door Systems, and have total project
cost of $24,349 to come from the Build-
• Approved request for Tourism Funds for
thirteen plant hangers and thirteen pot-
ted plants for School Street cost $1,690.
Officer Todd Reinemann and Police Crossing Guard Harriet Tershner teach the newest
school children on how to safely cross the street.
Kohler School Friends
Sat. October 15
Doors open: 6:30 pm
Games begin: 7:00 pm
Kohler School Cafeteria
See the Kohler Times
insert in this publication
for more information
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KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
There are two designated library parking
spaces; Mr. Dickert has said that number
will be increased to five. These spaces are
located in the visitor parking area right
after you drive through the canopy.
KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
For school security purposes, it is neces-
sary for the Public Library’s outside en-
trance to remain locked during school
hours. Between the hours of 8am-3pm on
school days, you will need to enter the li-
brary via the main school entrance under
the canopy. Please stop in the office and
pick up a Library Patron name card and
then proceed to the library. We apologize
for any inconvenience that this may cause,
however we all recognize that safety of
children comes first.
Easicat is the online catalog that is avail-
able on line at www.easicat.net .
It’s so much fun so feel free to order
books. Your library card number with no
spaces and all zeroes is your patron id.
Your password is the last four digits of
your phone number. We will call you
when your books arrive.
Please call us at 459-2923 if you don’t
want us to call you when your holds ar-
rive. We know that some of you are dili-
gent about checking your account online
so you know if your books have arrived.
We enjoy calling and talking with you but
if you don’t feel it is necessary please let
ATTENTION EASICAT USERS!!
You can now suspend your holds when
you’re going out of town!!!
Vacations are upon us and you may want
to suspend any holds you have placed
while you are gone. You can do this by
accessing Easicat and then clicking on pa-
tron account at the top. You do not loose
your place in the queue while you have a
suspension on your requested titles. The
book will not be shipped during the time
you are gone but the next available copy
will be shipped when you return and re-
lease the suspension.
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
by Dai Sijie Book Discussion
Date: October 20, 2005
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kohler Public Library
Synopsis: Quote taken from the Amazon
“This beautifully presented novella tracks
the lives of two teens, childhood friends
who have been sent to a small Chinese vil-
lage for "re-education" during Mao's Cul-
tural Revolution. Sons of doctors and den-
tists, their days are now spent muscling
buckets of excrement up the mountainside
and mining coal. But the boys-Luo and the
unnamed narrator-receive a bit of a re-
prieve when the villagers discover their
talents as storytellers; they are sent on
monthly treks to town, tasked with watch-
ing a movie and relating it in detail on
their return. It is here that they encounter
the little seamstress of the title, whom Luo
falls for instantly. When, through a series of
comic and clever tricks and favors, the
boys acquire a suitcase full of forbidden
Western literature, Luo decides to "re-edu-
cate" the ignorant girl whom he hopes will
become his intellectual match. That a bit of
Balzac can have an aphrodisiac effect is a
happy bonus. Ultimately, the book is a sim-
ple, lovely telling of a classic boy-meets-
girl scenario with a folktale's smart, surpris-
ing bite at the finish.”
Refreshments will be provided by the li-
Stories, songs and a craft designed to pro-
mote a love of books.
Time: 6:45 PM repeated 10:00 AM Thurs-
day (The October dates will be on Thurs-
day but the day could be changed to Friday
at 10 if this is more convenient. Could you
please let us know which day you would
like better by calling 459-2923 or e-mailing
email@example.com. Thank you.)
October 4 & 6: Baby Elephant Walk
October 11 & 13: Row, Row, Row Your
October 18 & 22: Head, Shoulder, Knees
October 25 & 27: Bye –Teacher conven-
GOOGLE – ITEMS OF INTEREST
Blogs: Blogs are now searchable by going
on the new Google site:
Fun: You can print a message with the
look of a Goggle search page at:
I made a nice birthday title for my scrap-
book by printing out my message using the
“best” printing quality when I printed. It
gave greater clarity and color to the letters.
Kohler Public Library is collecting some
fun mystery series that deal with all differ-
ent kinds of topics. I just finished a choco-
holic mystery called The Chocolate Cat
Caper. It was actually a fun read. Golfing,
bird watching, coffee houses, scrapbooking,
tea shops, yarn shops, beading, and fishing
are some of the different types of mysteries
now in the library. The fishing series by
Victoria Houston is well written and fun
just because she sets her story in Wisconsin
(Minoqua area) with a retired dentist, who
likes to fish, as her main character. It
pleased us to no end when a Kohler patron
found the newest book in this series at a
bookstore and excitedly donated the book
to the library after she read it. Sharing
books with you makes our work so very
Blink the Power of Thinking without
It’s not about the Bike
Art of War
Band of Brothers
How to Win Friends and Influence People
First Break All the Rules
March by Doctrow
School Days Parker
Fallen Fallen Maine
Midnight in Death Robb
My Very Own Murder Carr
Angels in the Gloom Perry
Big Over Easy Fforde
Edlest: Inheritance 2
Greatest Man in Cedar Hole
Hunt Ball Rita Mae Brown
Last Days of Dogtown Diamant
Marrying Up Rose
Perfect Nightmare Saul
Widow of the South
I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason Kandel
Blue Blood McBride
Death of a Trickster Borden
Slow Burn Julie Garwood
Straight Into Darkness Kellerman
Hand knit Holidays
Phenomenon by Sylvia Browne
KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATION:
Kohler Public Library is housed with the
school library in the school building at
333 Upper Road.
Slouching Towards Gomorrah
Beginners Guide to Knitting
Go! More than a game
Design Ideas for Bathrooms
Dress Your Best (What Not to Wear)
Matt and Shari Real Decorating
All Girl Scrapbook Pages
All Boy Scrapbook Pages
Fast Knits Fat Needles
Da Vinci in America: Unlocking Dan
Brown’s next novel
Sarah Dallas Knitting
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe
Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl
Lords of Dogtown
Pictured from the left to right: Mrs. Lynn Kulow from Kohler Company, John Tengowski, Jack Ikels,
Hannah Cantrell and Jenna Zinser from Kohler Elementary School.
Welcome back to school!
Returning students pause to give a thumbs up
Kohler students write to residents
affected by Hurricane Katrina
Ms. Lynn Kulow from the Kohler Company picked up over 300 letters written by Kohler
School students for residents of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The residents work for the Kohler
Company in Hattiesburg and were hit by Hurricane Katrina.
kohlervillager.com OCTOBER, 2005
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100 Willow Creek Drive
Kohler, WI 53044
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920-457-4746 • www.sports-core.com
A Bumble and bumble exclusive salon
Gift certificates available.
Offer valid through October 31, 2005.
A T S P O R T S C O R E
T H E
CE L E B R AT E T HE R OMANCE OF
AL L MONT H L ONG.
During the month of
October, celebrate the
romance of Sweetest Day
and surprise your sweet-
heart – or reward yourself
– with a Kohler Chocolate
Romance Pedicure. We’ll
polish and pamper her
toes and feet with our
signature express ($40) or
deluxe ($55) spa pedicure
as she sips champagne
and nibbles on KOHLER®
Original Recipe Chocolates.
It’s a luscious indulgence!
Your feet will be exfoliated,
hydrated, rejuvenated and
pampered from beginning
to end. Our highly
talented staff are experts
at personalized service.
SWEETEST DAY I S
OCTOBER 15 HOUR S
Monday - Friday 8 am - 9 pm
Saturday 8 am - 6 pm
Open to the public
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In its fifth year, the Kohler Food & Wine
Experience is aging like a fine wine. The
event continues to showcase nationally
renowned celebrity chefs, wine experts and
regional restaurateurs. In addition, the event
hosts an array of gala wine tasting events,
wine & spirits seminars, chef demonstra-
tions and perfect pairings, artisan cheeses &
gourmet food makers, book signings, and
specialty shopping. And as in years past,
there is a combination of both ticketed and
complimentary demonstrations and
activities. Now is the perfect time to plan
your food & wine experience!
Featured seminars this year include
several amazing celebrity presenters,
regional experts and topics including a
British Fortifications seminar featuring
Sherry, Port and Madeira on Saturday at
11 a.m. with Kohler's own Executive Chef
Ulrich Koberstein and Certified Wine
Specialist at Destination Kohler Stephen
Three Cheers to Five Years!
Kohler Food & Wine Experience October 28-30, 2005
In addition to the ticketed events, compli-
mentary events are held at:
- Kohler Design Center featuring
presentations, seminars and tastings. Register
to win Kohler Co. Memoirs bathroom suite
with Ann Sacks tile. Prize package valued at
- Gourmet Showcase Hall will be filled with
artisan cheese, specialty foods and tastings.
Located in the Shops at Woodlake Kohler.
- Shops at Woodlake Kohler offer in-store
specials and events.
Tickets can be purchased online at
DestinationKohler.com or by calling
1-800-344-2838 ext. 976.
We are looking forward to another fabulous
Manager of Commercial Property &
The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
October Calendar of Events:
Anthony Giglio: Uncorked
Q: Why should food & wine enthusiasts
not miss your seminars?
A: My seminars are funny, honest and highly
entertaining because I am acutely aware of
how snooty and smarmy these seminars can
be in the wrong hands. I grew up with wine
on the table among the condiments and
learned that it makes things taste better.
That's the only rule I learned as a kid, and
that's the only rule I pass on:
Wine and food go together, no matter
what you're "supposed" to pair it with. Just
pour it and enjoy it.
Q: You are a returning guest presenter at
the Kohler Food & Wine Experience -
what was the biggest reason for your
A: As a spokesman for Food & Wine
Magazine I am sent all around the country on
their behalf to spread the gospel of wine and
food pairing. That said, there are definitely
differences I notice with regard to a group's
enthusiasm and cordiality from city to city,
town to town. The Village of Kohler is one
of my all-time favorite locations because the
people I encounter behind the scenes and in
the audience are among the most enthusi-
astic, genuinely sweet and sophisticated
people I've ever encountered on this circuit.
Q: What is on tap?
A: I'm excited to share all that I learned
while researching my new book "Cocktails in
New York" which focuses on the return to
proper technique, the essential of every home
bar, and the secret ingredients that transform
an ordinary cocktail into a spectacular one.
Anthony Giglio's 2005 Seminars:
Friday, October 28 at 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Anthony Giglio will be presenting Cocktails:
Classics With at Twist, followed
immediately by a book signing of his new
book "Cocktails in New York" in the Appley
SOLD OUT Saturday, October 29 at
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Anthony Giglio and cheese expert Laura
Werlin present an around the world tasting of
cheeses and wines with the focus on how
both differ depending on where they are
made. How to know which is your favorite
Saturday, October 29 at 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Anthony Giglio will be presenting The Craft
of the Cocktail, followed immediately by a
book signing of his new book "Cocktails in
New York" in the Appley Theater. $20.
Returns to the
Main Stage as
Date: Thursday, October 27th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Subaru B9 Tribeca
Main Stage at The Shops at
Admission: Complimentary with
a donation of one can or package
of non-perishable food for the
Nine of Destination Kohler's top
chefs will be competing for the
Kohler Chefs' Challenge Title
preparing a dish to be tested by a
select group of judges. There
will be three groups of chefs that
will prepare an entrée using se-
lected ingredients unknown to
them until the event. Along with
these ingredients they will have
access to basic pantry ingredi-
ents and pots, pans and knives.
The chefs will have a mere 20
minutes to prepare the dish to be
judged on taste, presentation and
use of ingredients. Cheer on your
favorite Kohler chef!
October 22 - 12:30-2:30 pm
Blackwolf Run presents Creative Children's Cooking Classes with Chef Paul Smitala.
Learn how to create a meal in a safe and fun atmosphere!
Ages 10 and up - $20.00
Hearty vegetable soup, herb crusted pork tenderloin and Italian dumplings (Gnocchi)
Class size is limited. To enroll contact Trina Hurrie 920.803.3012
*Upcoming 6-9 year class scheduled for Saturday, December 10 from 10:00-11:30 am.
Learn to make traditional holiday candies, cookies and desserts.
October 3-7 - Woodlake Market Customer Service Appreciation Week
October 28 -30 - Kohler Food & Wine Experience.
The middle of nowhere is
than you think.
Beautiful and secluded, River
Wildlife is a distinguished private
hunt and wilderness club whose
members share a love of nature, the
environment and outdoor recreation.
Enjoy nature’s gifts year-round on
more than 500 acres of unspoiled
land, 7 miles of the meandering
Sheboygan River and more than 30
miles of woodland trails. Member
activities include guided horseback
rides, clay shooting sports,
canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hike-in
campsites and overnight stays at
our rustic Tomczyk Cabin.
Our 2005-06 membership begins
October 1. Contact River Wildlife at
920.457.0134 for additional details
or membership application.
Kohler residents –
WILDLIFE AND TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF A
SPECIAL RATE AND
(Includes spouse, and
children under 18 years old)
Anthony Giglio - Writer of Boston magazine's
"Liquids" column; editor of "Nightlife" at Wine &
Spirits magazine; Food Network guest.
Special Offer for Village Residents!
Two tickets for $30 to Anthony Giglio's
Cocktails: Classics With a Twist or
The Craft of the Cocktails
if purchased by October 15, 2005.
Call 1-800-344-2838 ext. 976