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Published Twice Monthly In Kohler, WI 53044

November 15, 2013

Volume 9, Number 8

Diving for lost gold School budget approved–includes in Wood Lake reduction in tax levy
chilly water wearing a wet suit. He and Ralph weren’t there for Paddleboard Yoga lessons. The Ripples are owners of Divers Delight Charter, which offers scuba diving lessons and charter service for divers. They also offer free lostand-found diving services, which is what brought them to Kohler on November 1 to meet up with the Pinskers. They were there to search for Dave’s wedding band, which had slipped off his finger as he was flailing around on his paddleboard trying to move his body into greater alignment with the universe. Tami, bubbling with excitement, said she “probably drank half of Wood Lake” during her yoga lesson. “That’s one reason why we love coming to Kohler so much, it’s always an adventure.” Dave agreed. “As soon as we arrive in Kohler, our blood pressures drop,” he repeated. Unfortunately, Dave’s ring dropped six feet to the bottom of Wood Lake faster than his blood pressure has ever dropped. “I saw the ring as it sank, and my heart sank with it,” he said. Some sympathetic girls nearby, Continued on page 2 Submitted by Kohler Schools At its Annual Meeting on October 28, 2013, the Kohler School Board approved a final 2013/2014 school budget and tax levy. The levy for the year will decrease 0.6%. The corresponding levy rate will drop an estimated 1.2%, due to an increase in property values of 0.7%. The budget approved by the Board projects a surplus for a third consecutive year. The surplus is estimated at $4,250. “This budget reflects the School Board's priorities of providing a great education for our students while maintaining our fiscal responsibilities to the community at large. The Kohler School District is very fortunate to have an extended network of engaged individuals and organizations. Through this support, we are able to consistently provide a 1st class educational experience for our children,” stated Board President Marlene Yang. The total school tax levy for the 2012/2013 school year was $5,616,000. The total levy for the 2013/2014 school year is $5,585,000, a decrease of $31,000 or 0.6%. The estimated tax levy rate will fall from $10.65 per $1,000 of property value to $10.52, a reduction of 1.2%. The 2013/2014 budget is not only balanced but includes significant investments in teacher and student technology, professional development for staff, and longterm capital improvements. The long-term capital improvements fund will be built up over time to provide for major repairs and improvements in the future. The Treasurer’s report at the Annual Meeting included an explanation of the factors comprising the $31,000 decrease in the tax levy. Factors increasing the levy were 1) an increase in per pupil revenue of 0.7%, allowed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, totaling $39,000; and 2) a decrease in state aid of $26,000. Factors decreasing the levy were 1) a decrease of $75,000 for Community Service costs (Fund 80); 2) a decrease of $20,000 due to a decline in student membership based on a three year average; and 3) $1,000 of other items. The Board is pleased to have a balanced budget while using all available resources to support a high quality education in Kohler Schools.

From left: Dave Pinsker, Mike Ripple, Tami Pinsker, Ralph Ripple

By Mary Struck Frequent Kohler visitors Dave and Tami Pinsker from northern Illinois celebrated their 15th Anniversary a year ago with a weekend stay at The American Club. “We love Kohler. Our blood pressure drops as soon as we arrive,” said Dave, 46. Tami, 45, agreed, “We just love Kohler! It’s always an adventure when we come here!” The Pinskers were back in Kohler recently on November 1, revisiting the scene of one of their more memorable anniversary activities. They were joined by a couple of newly acquired friends from West Bend named Ralph and Mike Ripple. As the four gathered on the tiny shore of Wood Lake, Tami explained that she and Dave had been eager to make their anniversary weekend in Kohler a year ago adventurous. They perused the resort’s list of suggested activities and decided to try the Paddle Board Yoga lessons offered by Yoga on the Lake. Tami said Dave was less eager to try something “new and adventurous,” but, for the sake of a memorable anniversary, he grabbed a paddleboard and

headed out on Wood Lake to learn how to “combine yoga postures with the added fun of floating on a stand up paddleboard in flat water.” Dave held up his smartphone, pointing it toward the lake. It displayed a summer photo of the lake taken shortly after their Paddleboard Yoga lesson from the same spot where he now stood. “That looks like the area right there,” Dave said as he pointed out toward the lake. “I’m sure of it. I feel really good about this.” Mike Ripple trudged into the

Gingerbread Festival kicks off November 29
The 17th Annual Gingerbread Festival at the Waelderhaus begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through the holidays with weekend musical acts and locally-made works of gingerbread art. Kicking off the season on Saturday, November 29 are the Golden Chordaliers, a chorus of 20-30 area seniors. The group rehearses at the Sheboygan Senior Citizen Center before performing at events throughout the year, such as at Brewers games. They will bring a mix of Christmas and other holiday favorites to the Waelderhaus. Visit kohlerfoundation.org for more information.

Diver Mike Ripple prepares for lost-and-foud dive into Wood Lake

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Diving for gold,
including Brooke Warren, daughter of the Paddleboard Yoga instructor Jessica Warren, put on swim goggles and joined the search, but the ring was never found that weekend. The Pinskers returned home from their anniversary celebration weighed down with a little sadness. “The ring wasn’t very fancy,” said Dave. He wanted something simple, not showy – just a basic band of gold. But the sentimental value made the couple determined to come back and find it. They spent the following year trying to pin down a date when another diver who worked for law enforcement could meet them in Kohler, but that diver was too busy responding to assignments all over the globe. So the couple took to the Internet to find someone else. That’s when they found Divers Delight and contacted Ralph in late October. They were expecting Ralph to set up a date months into the future, but were pleasantly shocked when he asked if they could meet in Kohler in a few days. While the cost of just getting professional divers to the location of a lost item can cost upwards of $100 to $200, Ralph said he and Mike just enjoy helping people find cherished items they think are lost forever. “We don’t need to

continued from page 1 like to know the story behind that one!” He also talked about a diver finding an old Coke bottle that ended up being worth $500. The bottle had vertical script wording on it, which was produced only in Milwaukee from about 1905-1910. Divers Delight made headlines in 2011 when their boat, carrying a three-person crew and ten scuba divers in Lake Michigan, capsized two miles east of Whitefish Bay and had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. The group had gone out to do a couple of 100-foot dives to a shipwreck when they were surprised by an unexpected barrage of four to six foot waves that hit the vessel sideways. The Ripples later learned they had been in a “perfect storm” situation where the effects of Hurricane Irene departing the East Coast converged with another weather system, causing a change of barometric pressure directly over the area of Lake Michigan where Ripple’s vessel was anchored. The pressure change caused a sucking phenomenon that kicked up the waves. The capsizing probably wasn’t quite what Ralph had in mind when he had originally decided to offer his lost-and-found services. He left brochures in the Port Washington marina office that read, "When calm inner harbor waters try to steal your stuff, the best way to get it back is by adding a Ripple to the water." Unfortunately, adding Ripples to the waters of Wood Lake on November 1 was unsuccessful in yielding Dave’s ring. Mike reported a lot of rocks and fishing lures on the bottom of the lake, but no ring. The Pinskers said having divers search the lake brought some peace in knowing they have now tried everything they could to recover the ring. They haven’t given up quite yet, as Ralph and Mike offered to come back in the spring. But Tami said even if the next attempt is unsuccessful, they will look forward to their regular Kohler visits knowing they now have a special link to their Wisconsin getaway. “We hope this event will give Dave and I cause to return to Kohler to renew our vows someday soon. We look forward to putting this sentimental loss behind knowing what a tranquil and peaceful place it lies in at Wood Lake,” Tami said. The Pinskers want to thank Ralph and Mike Ripple, as well as the young ladies who helped with the search. (Thanks also to Jessica Warren at Yoga on the Lake for connecting the Pinskers with The Kohler Villager for this story).

make money from doing something we love,” Ralph said. Ralph Ripple, 74, is one of those easy going, happy-go-lucky guys that almost anyone would want to spend hours talking to about his adventures. He began diving for the military service in 1957 and has seen it all. He said that while most people associate scuba diving with the Caribbean or Great Coral Reef, it doesn’t get much better than the Great Lakes, where his favorite excursions are searching for shipwrecks. The sunken vessels and their artifacts are usually in plain view with little degradation, unlike in the ocean where depth and coral hinder divers, and artifacts may be corroded by salt water or wood-boring sea creatures. Mike was also a military diver, in his case during Desert Storm. The father and son have been recovering items from under water for more than 20 years. Their lostand-found services started as a favor for area fishermen who lost gear or buoys that mark shipwrecks off Port Washington’s coast, but soon turned into a major hobby. When the Ripples are called to retrieve lost items, car keys top the list. They keep their most interesting finds a closely guarded secret, though. As Mike snaked around

Mike Ripple surfaces through a rippling Wood Lake in Kohler

the floor of Wood Lake with his waterproof metal detector, Dave, Tami, and I each took turns trying to convince Ralph to tell us about his most interesting find. Captain Ralph just grinned and looked off into the distance, and we knew there was no sense probing a military man who had been diving longer than any of us had been alive. A feature story by a Port Washington newspaper did reveal that the team once recovered a woman’s set of false teeth that was lost while the owner was looking over the edge of a boat. Ralph does like to tell of finding an old anchor with the chain still attached. He had it pulled out of the lake and displayed in his front yard until donating it to Port Washington Marina, where it now sits on display. He also told of how another diver found a beautiful turnof-the-century gold plated woman’s pistol in Pewaukee Lake. “It was throwing distance from the shore, and two chambers were empty,” said Ralph. “I sure would

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Kohler Elementary Christmas show to be held December 19
Here we come a caroling . . . The Kohler Elementary Christmas show (grades JK-5), will be held Thursday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kohler Memorial Theatre.

Youth hockey team hosting brat fry on November 23
The Sheboygan Laker Pee Wee B hockey team is hosting a brat fry on Saturday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Piggly Wiggly on South Business Drive in Sheboygan. The Pee Wee B team consists of youth from a number of area schools including Kohler.

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Kohler School Friends in need of donated bake sale items
The Kohler School Friends Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair is in need of donated baked goods for their November 23 craft fair fundraiser which takes place on Saturday, November 23. Needed items include cakes, pies, muffins, breads, cookies, brownies, cut bars, and snack mixes. Drop off donations at the gym lobby on Friday, November 22 at 7:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. or Saturday, November 23 7:30-9:00 a.m. Creative packaging is greatly appreciated, but not necessary Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Roeber, 467-0623

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Thank you Fall Follies supporters!
Special thanks to ALL of our supporters:
52 Stafford Above & Beyond Children’s Museum Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp Amanda & Huston Sprang ‘Twas the day of Fall Follies and all through the house, Mark & Amy Biznek The plans for our biddings were being discussed with the spouse. Amy Elsesser My diamonds and outfit were chosen with care Amy Schoenfelt In anticipation of the Eddie Butts Band being there. Amy Unger Anonymous The planners still bustling, “Kudos” to you! Ariens Another great night comes into view. Arlie Thee Kohler School Foundation, the greatest of praise. Art Imig Clothiers Committed to our students with the money you raise! Barb Quasius Barbara Mueller Our wallet is full of credit cards and cash. Becky Luedtke My purse will be large enough to carry our stash. Bemis Giddy with glee at the fun night before us! Ben Miller Hearing you’re “Top Bidder” sounds like an Angels’ Chorus! Betty Bley Blue Harbor Resort Glittering in diamonds and denim galore BMO Harris Bank At the American Club, we head through the door! Bossler’s Tree Farm The greetings, the hugs, this night is so fun! Bread & Bean Eatery A frenzy of bidding has already begun! Brisco County Grill Brotz Famiy Foundation The tables are set and the rooms all aglow. Bruce and Carol Grover It’s time to get ready for the Live Auction Show! Bullard Children’s Dentistry Quynh and David start with the goodies to list. Caan’s Floral There’s a paddle, a battle... You get the gist! Carol Nelson Catalunya Will the Bears flag fly once again in ‘14? Cathy Cassady Or will money be raised for the Gold and the Green? Celeste Nugent There’s dinners, a mower, a few overnight stays Chicago Cubs Baseball, basketball and tickets to Green Bay. Chili’s Grill and Bar Christina Koberstein The bidding is lively, the competition is tough! ComedySportz Friends rally together. It can get rough! Corner Studio Jewelers It’s all in good fun and laughter does ensue. Costco The Silent Auction’s ending, “WATCH OUT! I’M COMING THROUGH!” Creative Art & Framing D&H Rentals “Now Musical! Now Restaurants! Now Tickets to a game!” Dave DeBruin On Golf Course! On Theatre! Too many things to name!” David & Nina Kohler To the start of one table, to the back of the wall! Deb LaDuke Keep Away! Keep Away! Keep Away All! Deb Wolniak Doug Bocchini The night will soon end, but before it’s complete Eat at the Lake A little music has got you groovin’, got you movin’ to the beat! Ed & Jacque McKelvey All creatures were stirring, including the mouse Elise Cantrell All because the Eddie Butts Band is in THE HOUSE! Elkhart Lake’s Road America Falls Firehouse Pizza Those behind the scenes who put this together Festival Foods May you know your appreciated for the endeavor! Flambeau Adventures It’s been great fun! It’s been a fabulous night! Gena Gebler Fall Follies 2013 was “Out of Sight!” Gerald & Norrita Thorne

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Kohler Elementary students attend Trees for Tomorrow
EAGLE RIVER – Fifteen fifthgraders from Kohler Elementary School learned about bog ecology, bears, wolves, birds of prey, Wisconsin’s logging history and more during a recent visit to Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River. It was the third year for Kohler students to attend a workshop at Trees For Tomorrow, a private, nonprofit natural resources specialty school. The workshops provide students with hands-on learning activities in an outdoor environment. “Students had an in-depth look at the relationships between both the living and non-living things found in an ecosystem,” said teacher Duane DuMez, one of the chaperones on the trip. “They learned the value of investigating these relationships and how they are impacted by changes in their environment that are both positive and negative.” The Kohler students also learned how to use a map and compass and applied that knowledge during an orienteering activity in the field. “The orienteering exercise was something totally new and the students not only had to learn the use of a compass, they were then challenged by applying these new skills in a totally new setting – relying on themselves not to get lost in the Nicolet National Forest,” DuMez said. “They went off the beaten path to traverse difficult terrain with the end goal to find the bus (that transported them to the forest) after an hour of hiking through the wilderness.” Trees For Tomorrow is an accredited nonprofit natural resources specialty school that serves school groups throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. It provides both daylong and multi-day educational workshops focusing on natural resources management. Teachers choose from more than 50 courses to customize workshops that best meet the needs of their students. Financial support from Amanda Brotz, Mrs. Pat Brotz, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Free and Mrs. Cy Blazer made it possible for the Kohler students to attend the educational workshop at Trees For Tomorrow, Oct. 21-23. “This was probably a once-in-alifetime experience for these kids,”

DuMez said. “I believe it opened their eyes to both the environmental issues and the career opportunities that are offered in the natural resource fields.” For more information on Trees For Tomorrow programs or to learn more about supporting a local school group’s workshop at Trees, call 715-479-4659 or go to www.TreesForTomorrow.com.

Left photo: Students from Kohler Elementary School in Kohler use a compass to follow coordinates and make their way through the forest during an orienteering exercise at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River. Right: Kohler Elementary School students explore the ecology of a bog during their natural resources educational workshop at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River.

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Catching up with two former KHS golfers
In June of 2011 Jenna Peters and Logan Willis, C0-MVPs for the Kohler Blue Bombers Boy’s golf team, led the team to its first WIAA State Championship. Now both players have moved on to successful careers as NCAA Division 1 athletes. improvement, especially with my driver. Willis: This fall I wasn’t very consistent in my long game at the start. Actually, it (the inconsistency) really started in the summer and just carried into the fall. So, I really focused on making a couple swing changes with my coaches, especially with my long irons. My short game was what kept me together in the beginning of the season and I never stopped working hard on that either. By the end of the season that hard work paid off with the win at the Evansville Tournament. all very supportive of each other. When you qualify for every tournament it’s easy to become competitive or jealous, but our team isn’t like that. The team is very excited about our win because this was our first tournament with a lot of conference teams. Our goals next spring are to keep going this low and even lower, and to hopefully take home a conference championship. Personally, I was a bit surprised to win a tournament so quickly. Not because I doubt my abilities, but the way that I was playing earlier in the season didn’t quite give me the confidence. But, I went into the last tournament with a good feeling and my game had finally come together. I was striking my irons great. Whenever I got up to the tee box after a birdie, all I could think was go lower. The only thing that was off was my putting. I left a lot of short birdie putts out there both days, or could have been REALLY low. Many people aren’t aware of the amount of time and dedication that goes into being a Division 1 athlete. Talk a little bit about the life of a college athlete (good and bad). Willis: A typical week for me is usually three days of afternoon practices (3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.), then two to three days of early Continued on page 7

Kohler football players Two swimmers awarded CLC honors qualify for state
Eight Kohler football players on the Sheboygan Lutheran/Kohler/ Sheboygan Christian co-op high school team were awarded 2013 Central Lakeshore Conference post-season honors as voted by the league coaches. Selected as one of the two wide receivers on the All-Conference Second Team Offense was senior Brett Mueller. Mueller led the conference is receiving yardage (339) and was second in receptions with 21 and touchdowns with four. Altogether, Mueller scored six touchdowns on the season and had a two-point conversion as well. Four players received Honorable Mention on offense. They were sophomore Michael Chorowicz, who was third in the conference with 19 catches, scored four touchdowns, and had a twopoint conversion; seniors Zach Neil and Ben Andringa, who both played on the offensive line; and running back Caleb Kelly, a junior, who led the conference in rushing yardage (541), scored five touchdowns, kicked nine extra points, and had a two-point conversion. Three of these same players, as well as two others, received Honorable Mention on defense. Named were Ben Andringa and senior Taylor Zastrow, both interior lineman; linebacker Zach Neil; and defensive backs Michael Chorowicz and senior Eric Bauer. Bauer, who also played quarterback, led the conference in passing yardage (819) and touchdown passes (8). The team was coached by Matt Zavada. The Kohler swim team placed sixth out of fourteen teams at sectionals, with Emma Herold and Kellie Hoekstra moving on to the state meet in Madison November 15-16. Herold is seeded sixth in the 50 freestyle and Hoekstra is seeded 16th in the 100 freestyle.

Peters, a junior at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana has been a top performer each season for the Bulldogs helping them win conference championships the past two years in two different conferences (2012 for the Horizon League and 2013 for the Metro-Atlantic-Athletic-Conference). The team earned bids in the NCAA Midwest Regional Finals both years. This season has seen more changes for the program. Now a member of the Big East Conference, Jenna and her Butler teammates will be vying for a third straight conference title next spring. Willis, a freshman at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois came in as a highly touted recruit and quickly established herself as a top player on the roster. Only half a season into her college career, Willis has already broken two school records and led the Loyola Rambler team to a record setting victory in the final tournament of their fall season. She was named Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week on October 31. This season, Loyola moved out of the Horizon League to the more competitive Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). Given their recent victory at an event that featured other MVC teams as well as teams from the Big East and the Atlantic 10, they expect to be a strong conference contender in the spring. Peters and Willis talked about what it’s like playing college golf at the Division 1 level. Can you each talk a little bit about your play so far this season? Peters: This fall was a fairly light schedule compared to past seasons. Individually, I had a strong fall season with two topthree finishes and one top-five with an average of 76.0. One highlight was placing third place at both the Green Bay and Butler home tournaments. At our home tournament I finished third behind two Purdue women golfers, one of which was almost named an All American last year. I am proud of what I have achieved this past fall season but of course there is always room for

Both of your teams have moved into new conferences where the level of competition is expected to be much higher. Talk briefly about how the level of competition has been compared to what you expected prior to the season? Willis: The level of competition is just as high as I was expecting before I went into the season. I knew moving in the MVC that there would be a lot of girls posting low scores consistently. Peters: I have said to my teammates that the Big East has no idea what’s coming. I want to make it to another NCAA Regional. The Big East is a lot more competitive than the MAAC, but hopefully our hard work and dedication will pay off. I am confident in my teammates and myself to pull through another conference victory. Talk a little bit about your teams. What do you do think has made you and your team successful? Peters: With Julia Porter and Ali Arends graduated and gone, we lost two great leaders. Our team had to make adjustments with each one of us stepping up our leadership skills and contributing to the team. Now being in the third conference in three years (Horizon League, MAAC, Big East) I feel like this is a great opportunity for us to show people what we are truly made of. From what I see during our practices and workout sessions, there’s a great sense of drive and commitment by each team member. I love being a part of the Butler golf team. It is like my own little family on campus. Our girls and guys team are very close, which makes practices and workouts a lot more fun. The guys’ team is basically my other set of brothers. Without becoming part of this team, I don’t think my college experience would be as memorable. Go Dawgs! Willis: My team is great. We’re

Linck receives CLC honors for volleyball
Kohler senior Valerie Linck earned Honorable Mention from the All-Central Lakeshore Conference for volleyball. Linck, who was team captain and voted Most Valuable Player, led the team in kills (132) and blocks (82), and had 25 block assists.

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Scenes from “Annie”
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morning workouts (6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.) with classes in between. Plus, there are up to three to four days of travel each week to tournaments. Most people don’t realize that many D1 athletes have most of their daily lives mapped out by the athletic department and the school. A lot of people in college have free time, but DI athletes hardly have any. This could be difficult and very overwhelming for some, but this is actually an advantage for me, because it keeps me focused on my schoolwork and my game. It does get now and then to balance everything, but for the most part I’m used to it with all the traveling I did for hockey in high school. Peters: I love being a DI college athlete! I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. The atmosphere and the individuals that you meet are amazing. It takes a lot of time and dedication to pull off success in the classroom and with your sport. It is a great experience. I remember coming in my freshman year and not knowing what to expect. That’s when everything hit me. As an athlete, time management is a major priority. For me, classes are usually from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every day. Then I head over to practice from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. When I am at tournaments, we’re usually on the course for seven hours or twelve (if 36 holes), and afterward you are so tired it’s hard to do homework. The off-season isn’t much of a break either, with 6:00 a.m. workouts two times a week and sometimes skill practices later in the day. As athletes, we have to balance our school, sports, and social life. It was hard in the beginning, but now it just comes natural to me. I have to remember that I am representing my school and I want to make them see me as a dedicated and hardworking athlete. Finally, what is your favorite thing about being a DI athlete? Willis: My favorite thing about being a college athlete is getting to travel all over the country on the weekends with my teammates. We have a lot of fun. Peters: I would say the best thing about being a DI athlete is the atmosphere and people. Within my three years I have made lifelong friends through Butler athletics. Editor’s note: Thanks to Kohler HS golf coach Dirk Willis for compiling the interview questions.

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In 2012 the Kohler High School Boys’ soccer program was at a low point. After six years of dominating the Central Lakeshore Conference with five conference championships, they went 7-16-1, at one point only able to field 14 players due to injury. So when the team was 1-4 after five games to start the 2013 season, many people were wondering if the team was going to continue to struggle, despite picking up 10 new players in the freshmen class. Another question being asked was who could step up and replace outgoing senior Connor Hogan, Kohler’s standout player from 2012, who currently is playing soccer at Carthage College. The turning point was a team meeting after losing 3-2 at home against Howards Grove. The team reset its goals for the rest of the season and lost only five out of the next 21 games, ending up with a record of 15-9-2 and a third place finish in the conference.

Boys soccer team overcomes slump
There were several highlights during the season, these include coming back from 3-1 down at home to beat Living Word Lutheran 4-3, tying Oostburg away 1-1 and beating Howards Grove away 3-2. The team played one of its best games at the Green Bay East tournament, where they beat 2013 state semifinalist Sturgeon Bay 1-0. The team ended the season with five players earning All-Conference honors. Joe Pellowski and Ben Madigan were unanimous 1st Team All-Conference selections, senior goalkeeper Calvin Stefanczyck was also a 1st Team selection. Connor Sbrocco was 2nd Team All-Conference and John Nebel was Honorable Mention. The team was recently awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Academic Award for the sixth season in a row. This award is given to teams who maintain a cumulative 3.2 GPA over the academic year.

Head Coach Scott Feltner said, “I am proud of this team and would acknowledge our team captains and senior players for their leadership. Not only did they come back from a poor start to the season but they displayed the same determination in coming back in

games during the season after being down. This sort of character will serve them well in life, let alone playing soccer.” “I would also note the contribution of our freshmen players. We had five freshmen letter winners, which is a first for the program.

This is a remarkable achievement and I’m really looking forward to working with these guys the next few years. The future of the program looks bright.”

Grace UCC announces special services for November
TOTENFEST – NOVEMBER 24 Totenfest is a German celebration remembering those who have passed away. On November 24th, during the 10:00 service of worship, the people of Grace UCC will honor and raise up to God the lives of those who have passed away in our congregation and the names of those requested. At this service we will have placed white carnations on the altar in remembrance of those God has called into God’s heavenly kingdom. The public is welcome to join us, and if they wish, they can call the church office (452-6795) and make a request for a loved one. THANKSGIVING SERVICE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 AT 7:30 pm Grace United Church of Christ, 500 School Street, Kohler, under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Thomas M. Schroeder will offer a special service of worship on Wednesday evening, November 27 to celebrate and give thanks. The service will begin at 7:30 p.m... The service will begin with a reading of the presidential proclamation followed by the singing of some of the best loved “Thanksgiving” hymns known. An inspirational message will be given by Pastor Schroeder detailing our need to give thanks as influenced by a reading from the Gospel of John. The anthem from our Senior Choir, under that direction of Audrey Braatz, will be Clarence Lucas’ “Thanks be to God.” DECEMBER 1, THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 1, the First Sunday of Advent, the people of Grace United Church of Christ will celebrate the new season with the Sacrament of Holy Communion at both the 8 and 10 o’ clock services. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated with gluten free bread so that our brothers and sisters who are gluten sensitive can fully participate with everyone else who gathers to worship. Grace UCC celebrates open communion, recalling how God sent His Son into the world to save all people, the table of the Lord is open to all who attend. The people of Grace UCC invite the public to participate fully with the congregation in any or all of our services.

NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
(S.120.06(6)(b), WI STATS.) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election to be held in the School District of Kohler on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, one member at large is to be elected to succeed the present incumbent listed. The term of office for school board members is three years beginning on Monday, April 28, 2014. INCUMBENT Laura Kohler NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy, must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2013, in the Kohler School District office located at 333 Upper Road, Kohler, Wisconsin, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, mailed to the address noted above or filed personally with the school district clerk, Laura Kohler or school district deputy clerk, Ms. Quynh Trueblood. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. A description of the school district boundaries can be obtained from the school district office. Given under my hand, on November, 2013. ___________________________ Laura Kohler District Clerk /paba

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8th Annual Set the Season Aglow Event is Friday, November 29
Make the Season Bright with a dazzling tree-lighting at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler. Join us for a magical day sure to delight young and old. 11am-6pm Shops at Woodlake Kohler Holiday Customer Service Center opens for the season. Complimentary gift wrapping for all your Shops at Woodlake Kohler purchases. 1-5pm Visit with Santa at Movers & Shakers Kids Toys 1:30-5pm Holiday Tastings at Woodlake Market 2-6pm Complimentary horsedrawn carriage rides at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler 2-6pm Live reindeer and Santa’s elves Reindeer flown in courtesy of Village Realty & Development 5:30pm Tree lighting program Live musical entertainment presented by Hometown Harmony Tradition. Holiday greetings and the lighting of a spectacular Christmas tree over 20 feet tall. Explore our collection of shops and discover more exciting promotions and complimentary events: 8am-6pm Sweet Potato’s Refuel at Sweet Potato’s and enjoy some Glee Under the Tree! Recharge from your early morning shopping with revitalizing beverages and snacks that’ll have your ready for “round 2” of shopping at Sweet Potato’s! Early birds who shop from 8am10am will receive a $20 Sweet Potato’s gift card with a $50 purchase to be used through the holiday season. Enjoy Glee Under the Tree surprises at check-out. Each gift will reveal a discount or give-away. One lucky shopper could be the winner of a $200 Sweet Potato’s gift card! 10am-6pm Kacia Receive a $10 discount on each item of black clothing in honor of Black Friday. Each black piece of clothing (sorry, accessories do not apply) will be discounted $10 off the original price. Sale items are not eligible, cannot be combined with other discounts. 10am-6pm Kohler Gardener Receive a mini Norfolk Pine tree with any purchase of $30 or more. (One per person – While Supplies Last) 10am-6pm Movers & Shakers Have you written your letter to Santa? Come join us at Movers & Shakers and receive a special prize when you drop off your letter in Santa’s mailbox! (while

supplies last) Visit Santa and while you’re here participate in our Movers & Shakers coloring contest! One winner will be announced that evening! 10am-6pm Scentualities Ring in the holiday season with special savings of 20% on all our luxurious cashmere apparel and robes as well as our cozy and comfortable throws made from the most luscious materials you could ever feel! Perfect for the Holiday season! Offer only valid

on November 29th. No other discounts apply. 10am-6pm Wisconsin Trader Fill your home with the aromatic scent of Frasier Fir this holiday season! Receive a limited edition Frasier Fir votive candle ($13 retail value) with any purchase of $50 or more. (Offer valid on Regular Priced Merchandise While Supplies Last) 10am-7pm Craverie Chocolatier Café Enjoy our seasonal specials including peppermint ice cream

sandwiches, peppermint hot chocolate and Bailey’s & coffee. The tree lighting program includes and a holiday message written and read by a Kohler Public Schools elementary student, live music by Hometown Harmony Tradition and the lighting of a 20 foot Christmas Tree. For more information please contact: The Shops at Woodlake Kohler 920-459-1713 Shopsatwoodlake.com

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Wisconsin Holiday Market November 22-24 Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-3pm The American Club Join us for the 31st annual Wisconsin Holiday Market featuring nearly 100 vendors of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind and holidaythemed goods. It’s the perfect opportunity to find that unique gift for that special someone or to add to your collection of holiday décor. 920-457-8000. Holiday Market Luncheon Buffet in The Wisconsin Room Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, 11am-2pm $17.95, plus tax and gratuity No advance reservations Meet Saucy Girl Aprons Founder Carmen Carter November 22, Noon-5pm November 23, 10am-5pm Wisconsin Trader Handmade in Wisconsin, these fun and flirty aprons are available in both adult and children’s sizes. Choose from vintage-inspired every day and holiday designs. Complimentary monogram available with any holiday apron purchase. Aprons – perfect for Holiday entertaining and make a great gift! 920-451-2113. 8th Annual Set the Season Aglow & Tree-lighting Ceremony November 29, 2-6pm In-store specials at 10am-6pm Tree Lighting Program at 5:30pm The Shops at Woodlake Kohler Make the season bright with a day of holiday events for the entire family. Visit with Santa, see live reindeer, take a horse-drawn wagon ride and end the day with a dazzling treelighting. 920-459-1713. Thanksgiving Dining at The American Club Resort Thursday, November 28, 2013 Enjoy Thanksgiving at The American Club resort in the Village of Kohler with a special feast at one of the following venues. Please call 800-344-2838 to make a reservation. - Grand Hall of the Great Lakes Grand Harvest Buffet, 11am-5pm $48 adults, $18 children ages 4-12, free under age 4, plus tax and gratuity - The Wisconsin Room Thanksgiving Day Buffet, 1-6pm $52 adults, $18 children ages 4-12, free under age 4, plus tax and gratuity - Blackwolf Run Restaurant Thanksgiving Buffet, 11am-5pm $36 adults, $16 children ages 4-12, free under age 4 - The Immigrant Restaurant Thanksgiving Chef’s Tasting Menu and A la Carte Menu Serving Thanksgiving Day 4-8pm; Friday, November 29, 6-10pm & Saturday, November 30, 6-10pm Chef’s Tasting Menu $85, $145 with standard wine pairing, plus tax and gratuity. Visit with Santa Friday, November 29, 1-5pm Saturdays, November 30, December 7, 14 & 21, 1-3pm Movers & Shakers Kids Toys 920-453-2874. Shops at Woodlake Holiday Customer Service Center November 29 – December 24 Monday – Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday, 11am-5pm Christmas Eve, 10am-4pm Complimentary gift-wrapping for all your Shops at Woodlake purchases located next to Scentualities in The Shops at Woodlake. 920459-1713 Exhibit: ONE & ONLY: GIFTS MADE BY HAND Showing until January 5, 2014 ARTspace: A Gallery of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center A holiday tradition, this exhibition presents an array of distinctive treasures for everyone on your gift list. Browse a curated selection of work including original paintings, jewelry, ceramics, wearables, glass, wood and more created by more than 30 artists from across the nation. 920-452-8602. SPORTS CORE SPECIALS AND CLASSES For more information, pricing details and to register call Sports Core at 920-457-4444. Rumba Dance: Mondays, November 4-25, 78pm Studio Practice with Sue Alby: Wednesday, November 20, 7-9pm Salon at Sports Core: - Get a 50 minute pedicure and hybrid manicure for $100 plus the polish of your choice. - Enjoy Black Friday every Friday in November! Get 10% off all products and 20% off hot styling tools — Look Stunning for the Big Game: Homecoming is right around the corner, and the Salon at Sports Core can make you and your friends look your best. Book your homecoming service with three of your friends and enjoy snacks and beverages on us. Plus, any non-members you bring will receive 15% off their service. *Excludes other discounts. YOGA ON THE LAKE SPECIALS AND CLASSES For more information, pricing details and to register call Yoga on the Lake at 920-453-2817. Yoga for Dudes: Friday, November 8, 7-9pm, $25 Yoga for Triathletes: Saturday, October 16, 11am-1pm, $25 Chakra Therapy: Sunday, November 17, 12-2pm, $55 It’s Time to SPArkle for the Holidays! Kohler Waters Spa Special Offer November 1-December 8, enjoy $50 off* all 50 and 80 minute Kohler Waters Spa services. It’s the perfect time to relax and get away before the holiday rush with a facial, massage or body treatment at the Midwest’s only five star spa. Enjoy all spa amenities including relaxation pool with waterfall, men’s and women’s respite rooms with steam, sauna, cool plunge and whirlpool, rooftop deck with co-ed whirlpool and fireplace, fitness room and more. *Manicures, pedicures, hair, makeup and waxing services are 20% off. For new appointments only. Not valid with other discounts or promotions. Not valid on Rescue Me Toning Treatment. Some restrictions and usage fees may apply. Use of the spa on Saturday November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7 requires a minimum purchase of two spa services per person and an overnight stay at The American Club Resort or Inn on Woodlake. Call 800-3442838 for appointments and mention the “SPArkle” promotion Ladies Night Out November 14, 5-8pm The Shops at Woodlake Grab your girlfriends, kick up your heels and join us for a fabulous event! Start your evening at Woodlake Market for a raffle entry and learn more about what each store has to offer. Register to win a Kohler Shop and Spa Package valued at $300. Extend the festivities with an overnight stay at the Inn on Woodlake - $109 or The American Club - $179. Woodlake Market – raffle entry, cocktails & holiday tastings The Shops at Woodlake – promotions, special events & holiday samples Demonstration Kitchen – holiday cooking presentation by Chef Trent Hazelberg of Cucina Artspace Plaza – drinks and appetizers to finish off the evening. Raffle drawings at 8pm. Must be present to win. No purchase necessary. “Spa”liday Celebration at Kohler Waters Spa Monday, December 2 Registration 3:30pm. Mini Treatments 4-8pm. $20 per person A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Safe Harbor of Sheboygan. Join spa industry experts in the areas of skincare, makeup, hair care & nail care for our 2nd annual Spaliday Celebration. Stroll through the spa to meet reps from Kerstin Florian Skincare, La Bella Donna Mineral Makeup, Moroccan Oil, NuFace, Deborah Lippman Nail Care and Farmhouse Fresh to learn the latest tips, tricks and techniques to look and feel your best through the holiday season. Experience complimentary mini treatments and register to win spa gifts. Sample hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments. Purchase spa gift cards and take spa tours. Enjoy one-night -only savings on holiday gift sets & signature products. RSVP by November 22 by calling 920-451-2160. Kohler Waters Spa will be closed to the public for this private event. Event fee is nonrefundable and non-transferable.