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Published Twice Monthly In Kohler, WI 53044

219 Church St., Kohler, WI 53044
Postal Customer
Volume 9, Number 9
December 1, 2013
The Kohler Splash girls swim and
dive team placed sixth overall at the
November 9 sectionals, with two
swimmers qualifying for state.
In the 200 medley relay, the team
placed fifth with a time of 1:58.17.
Team members included Kellie Hoek-
stra, Ashley Dedering, Emma Herold,
and Courtney Rutten.
Sophomore Emma Herold was the
top individual finisher in the 50
freestyle, and also took sixth in the
100 butterfly. She qualified for a sixth
seeding at the WIAA State Division 2
meet in Madison.
Freshman Kellie Hoekstra finished
seventh in the 50 freestyle also earning
a trip to Madison as a sixteenth seed.
At the state meet, Herold earned a
place on the medal stand with a fifth-
place finish in the 50-yard freestyle,
while Hoekstra finished eleventh in
the 100 freestyle.
Kohler Splash finishes
sixth at sectionals,
sends two to state
Emma Herold (second from left) on 5th place medal stand at WIAA Div. 2 state swim meet.
The Kohler School District
and community will celebrate
the high school’s national
recognition as a Blue Ribbon
School with a flag raising cere-
mony on December 10. The cer-
emony will honor the high
school for its commitment to
exemplary student achievement.
At the National Blue Ribbon
Schools ceremony in Washing-
ton D.C. on November 19, U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne
Duncan recognized Kohler
High School as one of the na-
tion’s best schools stating, “Na-
tional Blue Ribbon schools
represent examples of educa-
tional excellence, and their
work reflects the belief that
every child in America deserves
a world-class education.”
Superintendent Quynh True-
blood and science teacher Dana
Krejcarek returned to Kohler
with a National Blue Ribbon
plaque and flag in hand with a
charge to “share our story of
how great teachers and families
develop the next generation of
great people who build a great
society,” said Trueblood.
The flag raising ceremony
will begin at the school at 10:15
a.m. on Tuesday, December 10
with a flag-bearing parade led
by teachers, students, school
board, village leaders, school
supporters, and community
School to hold
ceremony for raising
of the National Blue
Ribbon award flag
The first day to circulate nomination
papers for the 2014 spring election is
Sunday, December 1, 2013. Nomina-
tion papers are available at the Village
offices during regular business hours
or on the Village website,
The due date for filing the nomina-
tion papers is Tuesday, January 7,
2014, at 5:00 p.m.
The spring election will be held
April 1, 2014, with all terms begin-
ning on April 15, 2014 and serving for
two years.
The following offices are to be
elected to succeed the present incum-
bents: Village Trustee, Brett Edgerle;
Village Trustee, Susan Jaberg; Village
Trustee, John Pethan.
Questions regarding nomination pa-
pers may be directed to the Village
Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. The phone
number is 920-459-3873.
If a spring primary election is re-
quired, it will be held on Tuesday,
February 18, 2014, and the Spring
Election will be held on Tuesday,
April 1, 2014.
Thinking of running for Village
Trustee? Now is the time to circulate
nomination papers
Kohler Schools Superintendent Quynh Trueblood and teacher Dana Krejcarek in Washington D.C. on behalf of
Kohler Schools to accept the National Blue Ribbon School award. – Submitted photo
Submitted photo
DECEMBER 1, 2013
KOHLER, Wis. —Kohler Credit
Union has received a MarCom
Award from the Association of
Marketing & Communication Pro-
fessionals (AMCP). MarCom
Awards is an international creative
competition that recognizes out-
standing achievement by market-
ing and communication
professionals. Kohler Credit
Union’s marketing efforts gar-
nered a Gold Award for their Paid-
in-10 campaign. This is the sixth
consecutive year that Kohler
Credit Union has won a MarCom
Laura Gabrielse, marketing di-
rector, says of the award, “I am
fortunate enough to work at an or-
ganization that sees value in being
creative and different in how we
advertise and go to market. That,
coupled with a great marketing
team, leads to non ‘cookie-cutter’
ideas to promote Kohler Credit
Union and what we have to offer.
It’s an added bonus when MarCom
Awards recognizes the uniqueness
and creativity of our advertising.”
There were over 6,500 entries
from throughout the United States,
Canada, and several other coun-
tries. Entries come from corporate
marketing and communication de-
partments, advertising agencies,
PR firms, design shops, production
companies and freelancers. The
competition has grown to perhaps
the largest of its kind in the world.
A look at the winners shows a
range in size from individual com-
municators to media conglomer-
ates and Fortune 500 companies.
Judges are industry profession-
als who look for companies and in-
dividuals whose talent exceeds a
high standard of excellence and
whose work serves as a benchmark
for the industry. The competition
has grown to perhaps the largest of
its kind in the world.
Kohler Credit Union is a $259
million not-for-profit, financial co-
operative, owned and governed by
its members. Membership is open
to anyone who lives or works in
Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Calumet,
Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, or
Washington County.
Kohler Credit
Union wins
MarCom award
Kohler girls play
during half-time
Phoenix game
On Friday, November 8 the
Kohler 7th and 8th grade girls bas-
ketball teams played against each
other at half-time of the UW-Green
Bay Phoenix women’s game ver-
sus the University of Northern Illi-
nois. The girls were thrilled to
have the opportunity to play on the
Kress Center court and honored
the occasion by playing hard for
six minutes in front of a crowd of
1,900 spectators.
8th Grade Team, front from left: Tilydia Xiong, Meg Biznek, Maddie Albrecht, Kaleigh Roeder, Grace Pelligrino, Catherine Coulson, Frances
Schueller. 7th Grade Team members include: Front row (left to right): Elly Chloe Bohn, Cecelia Zielke and Emma Egbert.
7th Grade Team Members include (front from left): Alivia Hundt, Kate O’Leary, Emma Egbert, Molly Thomack,
Sami Renzelmann, Elly Udovich, Sarah Sobecki, Darya Wolniak, Cecelia Zielke and Chloe Bohn. – Submitted photos
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Cecelia Zielke, Kohler 7th grader, and Kaleigh Roeder, Kohler 8th grader, tip off for
their game during half-time of the UW-Green Bay Phoenix game.
Fundraising for the Ebben Field
Renovation Phase II has reached a
significant milestone. Through the
month of November 2013, the gen-
erous donations and pledges re-
ceived from the school,
community organizations, busi-
nesses, foundations, families, and
individuals have reached a total of
$265,000 which is just over 50%
of the total Ebben Field renovation
goal. The Ebben Field Renovation
Committee, Kohler Public Schools
and the Kohler Village Board ex-
tend a heartfelt thanks to all who
have shown support for this proj-
This year, a portion of the 2013
contributions has funded a com-
plete renovation of the concession
stand and restroom facilities. How-
ever, more work remains to be
done. $260,000 is still needed to
reach the goal of $525,000. As
funds become available, the next
area of focus will be the soccer
fields and the track.
Those pledging financial support
to the project will be recognized in
a number of different ways. For as
little as $250, donors will be rec-
ognized with a bleacher seat plate
showing the name of the contribut-
ing organization, business, family
or individual. Along with a
bleacher seat plate, gifts of $1000
or more will be recognized with an
engraved granite plaque which will
be on permanent display at Ebben
Field. Contributions of $500-$999
will be recognized with a bleacher
seat plate as well as an engraved
brick which will be incorporated
into the landscape and grounds at
Ebben Field.
Anyone interested in making a
contribution is encouraged to
check on matching contribution
programs offered through their em-
ployers. These generous programs
allow associates to double their
contributions to qualifying organi-
Let’s make the vision of Ebben
Field a reality for the residents of
the Village of Kohler and the stu-
dents of Kohler Public Schools.
For more information about contri-
bution opportunities, please visit
the Kohler Public Schools website
under “Kohler Highlights” or con-
tact Doug Bocchini at
The Bomber Basketball Club reserves the right to return all money if a minimum of
500 calendars are not sold by January 31, 2014.
The Calendar Raffle helps the Bomber Basketball Club
support Kohler youth basketball programs and coaches by
providing leadership and funding for equipment,
tournaments and coaching guidance at all levels. Our
vision is a sustained, successful basketball program that
promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and school
spirit in our youth and the greater Kohler community.
Basketball players will be selling ads, or contact the
email below to order your calendar or learn more
about the Bomber Basketball Club:
365 chances to win more than
Special Offer:
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A great Christmas gift idea for grandparents,
co-workers, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles
The gift that LITERALLY keeps on giving the entire year!
$20 awarded every day of the year with higher values on “special” days below
January 1 New Year’s Day $500
February 14 Valentine’s Day $150
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day $150
April 1 April Fool’s Day $500
May 11 Mothers’ Day $150
June 15 Fathers’ Day $150
July 4 Independence Day $500
September 1 Labor Day $150
October 31 Halloween $150
November 11 Veterans’ Day $150
December 25 Christmas Day $500
Drawings held monthly with winners published in the Kohler Villager.
You can win more than once!
Only $20 per
Bomber Basketball Club
is rolling out its
2014 Raffle Calender !

Celebrate the holidays with family and
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also visit the Quarryview Park Shelter
where FUNLAND offers entertainment,
snacks, and Santa.
Open every night
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5:00-9:00 PM
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Bleacher plates,
plaques, bricks will
recognize Ebben
Field renovation
DECEMBER 1, 2013
This fall, three high school stu-
dents in Honors Biology at
Kohler High School were se-
lected to receive a scholarship to
participate in the student work-
shop at Trees for Tomorrow in
Eagle River, Wisconsin. Founded
in 1944 by nine paper companies,
the Trees for Tomorrow natural
Resources Education center is
used year round to educate stu-
dents about the natural environ-
ment in Wisconsin, as well as its
need for preservation and restora-
tion. The program also teaches
students about various outdoor
activities, from recreation to sur-
vival, and emphasizes leadership
and cooperation principles.
On Sunday, November 3rd,
Allie Bryce, Larissa Passeta, and
Lauren Kelm headed to Eagle
River, along with several other
students from neighboring com-
munities, to participate in Trees
for Tomorrow. On the trip, they
participated in many activities in-
cluding learning survival skills
and geocaching. The group also
enjoyed a hike along the cliff
sides in the Porcupine Mountains
in the Upper Peninsula, where
they got to see breathtaking
views over the cliff as well as an
old copper mining path with
winding streams and waterfalls.
The trio stated that the trip not
only taught important environ-
mental skills, but also gave them
great leadership skills and an
even greater ability to work as a
The girls and the school would
like to thank the Sheboygan
County Conservation Association
and the Kohler Company for
making the trip possible.
Hiking in the Porcupine Mountains, UP, Michigan: Allie Bryce, Larissa Paseta, and Lauren Kelm.
Song Service at Grace UCC –
December 8 at 10
Grace United Church of Christ
will celebrate on December 8 with
a wonderful service of carols, an-
thems, and readings at 10. The
Senior Choir, under that direction
of Audrey Braatz, will sing Susan
Callaway’s advent piece “He Shall
be Called” to begin a portion of
the service that will alternate be-
tween scripture readings and an-
thems. The scripture readings will
touch on the inspiration for piece’s
by Robert MacGimsey, Judith
Herrington, John Leavitt. Familiar
carols include “Sweet Little Jesus
Boy” and “Fum, Fum, Fum,” all
leading up to “A Joyous Christ-
mas.” A short meditation will
bring us into contact with God
bringing hope into our world.
Children leading the service at
Grace UCC
On December 15, during the 10
a.m. service, the children of the
Church School and the Children=s
choir will present a proclamation
of good news centered around the
Christmas story. With costumes,
readings, drama and song, the
Christmas story will be presented
as never before. Come celebrate
the good news of Christ through
the eyes of children.
The public is always invited to
join the people of Grace Church in
these events or at other times of
the year. The people of Grace
UCC in Kohler worship regularly
on Sunday mornings at 8 and 10.
Village of Kohler 37th Annual
Christmas Walk – December 8
The churches in the Village of
Kohler are jointly sponsoring the
37th Annual Christmas Walk in
the Village of Kohler on Decem-
ber 8, 2013.
The walk will begin at 6:00 p.m.
at St. John Catholic Church at 621
Pine Tree Road. After words of
welcome and choral pieces by the
St. John=s Choir the people will
move on to Grace UCC, 500
School Street. The walk will con-
clude at Bethany Lutheran
Church, 222 Church Street.
Christmas carols and devotions
will be shared at each site.
Participants are encouraged to
cover the entire walk, but may join
or leave the group at any time.
Each walker is asked to donate a
gift of non-perishable food items
for the local food pantries.
Light refreshments will be
served in the fellowship hall of
Bethany Lutheran Church after the
The public is invited to partici-
pate. It does not matter if you live
or attend a Kohler church or not.
Everyone is invited to make this
community witness.
* Carriage Rides * Pony Rides
* Free Childrens’ Activities &
Breakfast with Santa
* Holiday Raffle
(Grand prize $250 Christmas Cash
& many more prizes!)
* Shopping Specials & Discounts
* Santa Photos & Pet Photos
* Holiday Music
* Cookie Walks & Craft Shows
Main Street
in Historic
Sheboygan Falls
Saturday, December 7
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info. call
Corporate Event Sponsors:
BMO Harris Bank, Falls Ace Hardware,
Kennedy’s B&B Ford,
Blattner’s Piggly Wiggly
Parade sponsors:
Pine Haven, 91.3 FM The Message
“The Twelve Days
of Christmas”
Holiday Parade - 4:30 p.m.
* Letters to Santa
(collected during parade)
* Community Tree Lighting & “Hots
for Haiti” fundraiser after Parade at
the Municipal Building, sponsored by
Friends of St. Paul & Word of Grace
Three Kohler girls receive
scholarships to attend Trees
for Tomorrow workshops
Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00pm - Advent
Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00pm - Advent
Wednesday, December 18 at 6:00pm - Advent
Tuesday, December 24 at 6:00pm - Christmas Eve Service
Wednesday, December 25 at 9:00am - Christmas Day Service
Tuesday, December 31 at 6:00pm - New Year's Eve Service
Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 222 Church St. Kohler. Phone
920-457-4681. Reverend Robert Steele is pastor
Bethany Lutheran Church
Advent/Christmas worship schedule
Kohler churches announce holiday services and events
Grace UCC
On the night of November 29, the
holiday season comes to life in She-
boygan with twinkling lights, holiday
displays with lights set to music, and
animation at Evergreen Park and Fun-
land at Quarryview Park, culminating
a year of planning, constructing, and
installing displays for this year’s
“Making Spirits Bright.”
Since the end of last year’s inaugu-
ral event, the four county Rotary Club
members and volunteers have been
busy building new displays, reconfig-
uring existing ones, and enhancing
the route for this season’s event.
Thanks to electrical upgrades, visitors
can expect to be treated to many new
displays and accompanying holiday
songs while driving the route with the
upgrade of the audio quality.
In addition, there will be family fun
and refreshments at Funland at Quar-
ryview Park directly across the street
for visitors to take advantage of each
Thursday through Sunday. Santa will
be returning to visit with children
again this year, and there will be en-
tertainment provided most nights.
Admission is free; however, food
pantry donations are appreciated
which are distributed through the
Sheboygan County Food Bank to
area pantries serving those in need.
Last year, the “Making Spirits
Bright” collection provided over
41,000 items to the Food Bank.
Making Spirits Bright is open each
night between November 29 and De-
cember 28 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. with
the exception of Christmas Eve, De-
cember 24, when the park will be
closed. The entire event is made pos-
sible by generous volunteerism from
church groups, community organiza-
tions and businesses who staff the
To learn more about this event or
how you can volunteer, please visit for
complete details.
holiday light show
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If this doesn’t put you in the
Christmas spirit, nothing will.
Experience the magic of a mid-19th-century Christmas celebration. Yankee
and German holiday traditions including rooms bedecked with fresh evergreen
garlands, period crafts and games for young and old, stories from yesteryear and
horse-drawn wagon rides will make for a memorable experience.
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Dec. 7 & 8 - A Wade House Christmas - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Village of Kohler Restaurant
Included in the price will be an interior designer’s
professional make-over of the store and graphic image
rebranding including web presence, store collateral
materials, indoor signs and menu boards
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ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Nov. 20,
2013 – One of the most intense en-
durance challenges is coming to
Road America September 6 & 7,
2014. Tough Mudder, a 10- to 12-
mile obstacle course challenge that
involves diving into ice-cold
water, crawling through mud and
running through bursts of fire, will
make a stop in Sheboygan County.
Road America will be invaded
by thousands of runners who will
be negotiating a course patterned
after British Special Forces train-
ing methods. Runners will barrel
through mud pits, army crawl
under barbed wire and plunge into
frigid ice water completing 10 to
12 miles of obstacles constructed
across portions of the 640-acre fa-
“Unlike one of our popular mo-
torsports weekends, Tough Mud-
der is more than an event; it’s a
way of thinking and a challenge
intended to test all-around tough-
ness,” said programs manager,
Mike Kertscher. “Of the 420-plus
events we’ll host at Road America
in 2014, Tough Mudder will un-
doubtedly be one of the most
With the built-in incentive to get
in shape, the bragging rights that
come with finishing – not to men-
tion earning the coveted signature
orange Tough Mudder headband
and a free beer – the event pro-
vides participants with plenty of
good reasons to step up to the chal-
For between $69 and $185, any-
one at least 18 years of age who is
willing to sign a waiver can hurl
themselves over walls, into the
grip of 10,000 volts of electricity
and through other challenges
spread over the course.
The series included 53 events in
the US, Canada, United Kingdom,
Australia and Germany in 2013,
and more than 60 events are
planned for 2014 including the
September event at Road America.
More than one million participants
worldwide have taken part in
Tough Mudder events, raising
more than $6.5 million for
Wounded Warrior Project.
People are encouraged to form
teams and start together. Road
America is the first ever venue in
South Eastern Wisconsin. Ad-
vance pricing is available until De-
cember 11, 2013 and registration
closes September 5. Click on the
following link to register:
Road America to host
“Tough Mudder” event
in 2014
Some “inside scoop”
on producing a small newspaper
By Mary Struck, Publisher/editor
As I look ahead to 2014 and con-
sider ways to improve The Kohler
Villager, I thought it might be help-
ful to begin by writing a series of
articles detailing some of the nuts
and bolts behind producing a small
newspaper and how you, the
reader, can contribute toward mak-
ing the community newspaper even
more informative.
The typical newspaper has a staff
of reporters, photographers, edi-
tors, proofreaders, graphic design-
ers, desktop publishers, sales staff,
web designers, delivery people or
workers who prepare the paper for
mailing, and office personnel tak-
ing phone calls, answering emails,
keeping records, handling invoic-
ing and other tasks necessary to
keep a business running.
Though The Kohler Villager is
smaller than most local newspa-
pers, handling all of those tasks as
a staff of one still consumes a lot of
time and attention and makes it dif-
ficult to keep track of or cover
every school or Village event. Re-
porting on just one event can be
surprisingly time-consuming on its
own. Covering just one school
sporting event like a basketball
game, for example, requires travel,
attendance through the entire game,
photographing, taking notes, inter-
viewing, and getting stats. Then an
article must be written that is well
researched, easy to read, factual
and error free. Names may have to
be researched to make sure they’re
spelled correctly. Then the article
must be typed up, proofread, and
edited to fit the space available.
Which takes us to an even more
time-consuming aspect of produc-
ing a newspaper: layout and com-
position. Like piecing together a
puzzle, it takes days to fit all the el-
ements into the layout so the final
product looks appealing. But unlike
working with a puzzle at one’s
leisure, newspapers have deadlines
that have to be met.
The first priority of small com-
munity newspaper publishers is at-
tending to the needs of advertisers
whose financial support enables the
publication to be delivered free of
charge to the community. The more
pages a newspaper has, the higher
the printing and postage costs will
be. Therefore, the number of ads
usually determine the number of
pages that each issue will have.
This is why it is The Kohler Vil-
lager’s policy to give preferential
treatment to press releases and ar-
ticles by or about the businesses
and organizations that advertise or
have purchased space for their
news and announcements.
After those who “pay the bills”
so to speak have been attended to,
next on the priority list for The
Kohler Villager is to provide news
and articles that are of interest or
relevant to Village of Kohler resi-
dents. Most newspapers rely on
sources to keep them in the loop
about what’s going on in the com-
munity, and small publishers who
have to wear many hats especially
appreciate a “heads up” when
there’s something newsworthy
coming up. Many small commu-
nity newspaper publishers struggle
with the community’s perception
that because they are the “newspa-
per person,” they must know all,
see all, and hear all. But more often
than not, we are the last to know.
When a call or email from someone
is prefaced with “You probably al-
ready know about this, but . . .,” my
reply is usually, “This is the first
I’ve heard about it. Thanks for clu-
ing me in!”
Community newspapers, small
and large, also appreciate photos
submitted by readers. Even some
big city papers facing budget and
staff cuts are soliciting readers for
photos, because they can no longer
send a photographer to every event.
And it’s not necessary.
There was a time, during the
golden age of newspapers, when
only professional photographers
owned camera equipment capable
of taking high quality photos suit-
able for print production. (Black
and white photos on cheap
newsprint paper is especially chal-
The advent of digital cameras
was a dream come true for newspa-
per photographers, but at a hefty
price. Early models that could pro-
duce high resolution images were
still too expensive for the average
person’s budget. A mere 14 years
See video of Kohler Schools accepting the Blue Ribbon Award in Washington DC!
ago a 2.74 megapixel camera sold
for just under $6,000, and it took
hours to send one high resolution
photo over the internet. Photo edit-
ing software was also expensive
and caused most personal comput-
ers to crash. So, expensive comput-
ers were needed to run the
With the acceleration of technol-
ogy, some smartphones now come
with built-in 41 megapixel cameras
and with a few clicks, several pho-
tos can be edited and sent over the
internet almost instantly! The aver-
age soccer mom or even pre-teen
can now capture and send photos
that photographers and graphic
artists (me included) could only fa-
naticize about in 1999!
So, there’s no need to wait for the
newspaper photographer to show
up at kids sporting or school
events. Most cameras are good
enough for taking photos for the
newspaper, and I can edit photos
that aren’t perfect.
Readers on occasion feel hurt
when one sport, team, child, club,
class, etc., seems to get all the cov-
erage while others are omitted. But
that’s because the parents, coaches,
teachers or friends don’t wait for
the newspaper publisher to dis-
cover their activities and accom-
plishments. They advocate for their
team, athlete, student, etc., and
make sure the local newspaper is
Readers love to read about other
people. Newsstand copies of The
Kohler Villager fly off the shelves
much faster when there are photos
and short articles about community
members. So, don’t be shy about
providing “news” and photos about
family members. Even kids are en-
couraged to send photos of special
Next time, I’ll offer hints on how
to submit news and announcements
to any newspaper that has a better
chance of being published.
DECEMBER 1, 2013
1097-1A Woodlake Rd., Kohler
Motivated Seller, Appliance allowance •
Former Kohler Model Condo with 1700 sq ft •
3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths. Vaulted ceilings •
Screened in three season sun porch •
Floor laundry room •
Living room with gas fireplace •
Private driveway and immediate occupancy •
Priced to sell at $30,600 below assessed value •
#3793 $179,900
Terri Stewart 912-4303
548 Sir Howard Cir., Kohler
Well maintained 2-Story Contemporary home •
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, first floor laundry •
Open concept kitchen with updated appliances •
Office and sunroom overlook the lake •
Master suite and bath w/jetted tub and walk-in shower •
Exposed Lower level open area for entertaining, 4

Lower theater/media room, exercise room, office •
Exterior cedar siding, composite decking, well landscaped •
View this property at:
#3815 $769,000
James Schermetzler 912-1982
1954 N 6
St., Sheboygan
Close to Lake Michigan, Parks, and Schools •
Beautiful foyer and arched entryways •
Hardwood floors, tile, crown molding •
4 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths •
Spacious master bedroom w/full bath •
Large living room with fireplace •
2 Car Att. Garage, patio, fenced-in yard •
#3814 $224,900
Meg Trager 207-9228
848 Briarwood Ct., Kohler
Prestigious Lakeside East Subd. Close to everything •
4 bedrooms 5 bath areas, stunning open staircase •
Gorgeous cherry wood trim, built-ins, oak floors •
Gourmet kitchen with new appliances and large pantry •
Dramatic entryway, formal dining room •
Grand family room to picturesque private patio •
Third floor guest suite, four fireplaces •
Separate carriage house above garage •
#3809 $724,000
Brian Homiston 889-9439
1082B Creeks Cross Rd, Kohler
One floor ranch condo, 2+ bedrooms or den •
Beautiful fireplace w/bookcases and storage •
Neutral décor, white woodwork & cabinetry •
Open concept dining, kitchen and living area •
Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances •
Hardwood maple floors, main level laundry •
Master suite with double sinks, walk-in closet •
Two very private decks, 2 car attached garage •
#3806 $229,900
Kathy Nonhof 254-4784
685 Treehouse Parkway, Kohler
Kohler home located on cul-de-sac •
Living/Dining combo w/gas FP •
Wood floors & open staircase •
Gourmet kitchen, high end appliances •
Dinette open to kitchen •
Main floor master bedroom suite •
3BR, full bath, walk-in storage on upper •
Attached 2 car garage + 1 car detached •
This home is a true dream home! •
View this property at:
#3692 $599,000
Mike Daniels 946-0034
412 Summit Rd, Kohler
3 bedroom home w/tons of charm •
Bright and cheery kitchen •
Beautiful living room w/fireplace •
Dining room w/gleaming wood floors •
Finished lower level rec room •
Nice size yard w/great views of park •
1 car detached garage w/carport •
#3672 $219,900
Brian Homiston 889-9439
418 Summit Rd, Kohler
NEAR Ravine Park in Kohler •
3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 2,000 SF brick home •
Living room with fireplace •
Formal dining room •
Family room with built-ins •
Screened porch, covered patio/car port •
Private back yard •
#3786 $179,900
Shari Jensen 459-1714
605 E Riverside Dr., Kohler
Much original architecture has been retained •
Original hardwood floors & crown molding •
Large living room with open staircase •
Spacious dining room w/corner hutches •
1960’s vintage kitchen •
floor addition of lg master bedroom & updated bath •
Upper 2 additional bedrooms & 2
full bath •
2 car garage, lot overlooks river valley and Blackwolf •
Run golf course
#3794 $159,900
Jim Schermetzler 912-1982
1089-3B Creeks Cross Rd, Kohler
Great room with fireplace open to kitchen & dining •
Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, snack bar •
2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths •
Master suite with his/hers closets •
Lower level family room, bath and good storage •
Pretty wood floors •
Outdoor living space with 2 decks •
#3791 $200,000
Shari Jensen 459-1714
700 Treehouse Parkway, Kohler
Exclusive, Woodland North Subdivision •
Private lot, deck overlooks wooded conservancy •
Beautiful kitchen, cherry wood floors, granite, SS appliances •
LR/w gas FP, vaulted ceiling, wall of built-ins •
Superb view of back yard and deck •
MBR suite, patio doors to deck, WIC, private bath •
Den or possible third bedroom •
Partially finished lower level, full bath •
Oversized 3 car attached garage •
View this property at:
#3710 $479,000
Mike Daniels 946-0034
Shari Jensen Mike Daniels Jim Schermetzler Terri Stewart Kathy Nonhof Meg Trager Brian Homiston
Village Realty & Development Brokerage, Inc.
The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
795B Woodlake Road
Kohler, WI 53044
(920) 457-1075 or toll free (800) 351-4371
Fred Stone
1078B Creeks Cross Rd, Kohler
2 Bedrooms, Den, 3 full baths, 1st floor Laundry •
Luxury master suite w/2 vanities, WI closet, WI shower •
Kitchen w/beautiful cherry cabinetry, ceramic tile, •
soaring ceilings, appliances
Open concept living areas of the kitchen, dinette, and •
living room
Living room has gas fireplace and sliding patio doors to •
a lovely deck
Fully finished lower level with office, family room, adtl •
utility area, full bath
An open feeling is found with the condo on the corner •
of Creeks Cross & Willow Ln
#3816 $249,900
Kathy Nonhof 254-4784
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• Desirable & Accessible Woodlake South Sub-Division Locaton
• Ideal Cul-de-Sac Lot in Great Family Neighborhood!
• 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bath Areas including Princess Suite
• Stunning Master Suite w/His & Her Vanites and Walk-In Closets
• Open, High-Ceiling Layout Design with Abundant Sunlight
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• Spacious 3-Season Porch to Enjoy Gorgeous Sunsets
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Don’t miss the holiday delights at the 17th
Annual Gingerbread Festival in Kohler
Waelderhaus Welcomes Community for Gingerbread Village and Musical
The sights and sounds of the sea-
son come alive once again at the
annual Great Gingerbread Festival
at the Waelderhaus in Kohler. The
holiday tradition continues with a
gingerbread house competition and
seasonal performances by local
Festivities begin the day after
Thanksgiving and continue
through the holidays with weekend
musical acts and locally-made
works of gingerbread art.
Gingerbread house competition
Every year, local school and
community student groups are in-
vited to submit unique gingerbread
houses decorated with candy and
other edible items. These creations
are displayed at the Waelderhaus
(1100 West Riverside Drive,
Kohler), where visitors can cast
their votes for their favorites in
several age categories. Winners
will receive cash prizes for first,
second and third place.
“Each gingerbread creation is
unique; each one is an original…a
masterpiece. Come back often dur-
ing the Festival to vote daily for
your favorites,” said Debbie
Weber, manager of the Waelder-
Visitors may view these amaz-
ing, edible creations and enjoy
complimentary gingerbread cook-
ies during extended holiday hours
(see below).
Free weekend music
While browsing the gingerbread
masterpieces, Waelderhaus visitors
can listen to new and familiar sea-
sonal songs each Saturday and
Sunday during the festival at 2
p.m. Performances by a variety of
local acts, including everything
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from accomplished pianists and
cheerful choruses to the energy
and authenticity of Plymouth High
School’s Junge Kameraden Ger-
man Band, create a festive holiday
Kicking off the season on Satur-
day, Nov. 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 holi-
day favorites to the Waelderhaus.
Saturday, Nov. 30 - Golden
Chordaliers (Sheboygan Senior
Center); Sunday, Dec. 1 - Johanna
Schilling on Piano; Saturday, Dec.
7 - Concordia Singing Society;
Sunday, Dec. 8 - Northern Lights
Choir (North High); Saturday,
Dec. 14 - Junge Kameraden Ger-
man Band (Plymouth High); Sun-
day, Dec. 15 - Kohler High School
Madrigals; Saturday, Dec. 21 -
Jane Van Marren’s Music Group;
Sunday, Dec. 22 - Holiday Strings
(North High); Saturday, Dec. 28 -
Sheboygan Symphony Carolers;
Sunday, Dec. 29 - South High
School Singers
Waelderhaus General Information
Admission to the Waelderhaus
and the Gingerbread Festival, in-
cluding the performances, is free.
The attraction is open Sunday
through Friday, 1-5 p.m., and Sat-
urday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours of the
historic home are offered at 2 p.m.,
3 p.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the
month of December (closed
Christmas Eve and Christmas
Day). Group tours are available by
appointment. For more informa-
tion, visit www.kohlerfounda- or call (920) 453-2851.
The Waelderhaus is managed by
the Kohler Foundation, a private,
non-profit foundation that sup-
ports education, arts and preser-
vation initiatives in Wisconsin.
DECEMBER 1, 2013
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Village Board
Thomas Schnettler, President
Brett Edgerle
Charles Keller
Bill Kunst
John Pethan
Brian Post
Sue Jaberg
Laurie Lindow
Police Chief
William Rutten
Public Works Supt.
Bruce Neerhof
Fire Chief
Mike Lindstrom
Recreation Director
Doug Bocchini
Aquatics Director
Jen Vallo
Erin Coppersmith
There will be no change in garbage pickup
for the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Holidays. Garbage and recycling will be
picked up on Tuesday, December 24 and
Tuesday, December 31.
From Clerk/
Laurie Lindow
Village Meetings Scheduled for
12/2 Property Committee 4:30 pm
12/2 Finance Committee 5:00 pm
12/2 2014 Budget Hearing 5:30 pm
12/9 Village Board 5:30 pm
12/11 Library Noon (at library)
12/19 Plan Commission 4:30 pm
All meetings are held at Kohler Village
Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise
Office Hours
The Village Offices will be closed:
Monday, December 23
Tuesday, December 24
Wednesday, December 25
Tuesday, December 31
Wednesday, January 1
Regular office hours are: Monday-Friday,
Property Tax Bills
Tax bills will be mailed on or before De-
cember 15. Watch for a special mailing
with additional tax information. Tax pay-
ments can be paid in person…taxes will be
collected at the Kohler Village Hall, 319
Highland Drive. Drop off…24-hour access
drop box is provided outside the south en-
trance to Village Hall (Post Office en-
trance). By mail…checks or money orders
only, payable to the Village of Kohler, send
to Village of Kohler, 319 Highland Drive,
Kohler, WI 53044. A stamped, self-ad-
dressed envelope is required for receipt.
Real estate taxes may be paid in full or in
two installments. Payments in full are due
January 31, 2014. Installments are due:
first half due January 31, 2014; second half
due July 31, 2014.
Dog and Cat Licenses
All dogs and cats over 5 months of age re-
quire licensing. Rabies vaccination certifi-
cate is required at time of licensing. Dogs
and cats must be licensed by April 1 of
each year. The fees are:
Unaltered dog/cat $12.00
Altered dog/cat $ 5.00
Late fee $ 5.00
Nomination Papers for Spring Election
Sunday, December 1, 2013, is the first day
to circulate nomination papers for the 2014
Spring Election. Nomination papers are
available at the Village Offices during reg-
ular business hours or on the Village web-
site The due date
for filing nomination papers is Tuesday,
January 7, 2014, at 5:00 pm. All terms
begin on April 15, 2014, and are for two
years. The following offices are to be
elected to succeed the present incumbents
Village Trustee – Brett Edgerle
Village Trustee – Susan Jaberg
Village Trustee – John Pethan
If you have any questions regarding nomi-
nation papers, please contact the Village
Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 920-459-3873.
The Spring Primary, if needed, will be held
on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, and the
Spring Election will be held on Tuesday,
April 1, 2014.
From Police Chief
Bill Rutten
Driving Conditions:
Now that winter is back upon us, we all
have to remember to drive more carefully.
Even though some vehicles seem to handle
better in the snowy conditions, remember
to give yourself more distance between ve-
hicles when stopping. Big SUVs can get
going faster with 4-wheel drive, but have
the same problems stopping on slick roads.
Snow banks can reduce visibility, so be
aware of pedestrians. If a vehicle is parked
outside, remember to clear the windows.
Proper visibility is extremely important,
especially with children crossing the
streets early in the morning. Also, remem-
ber that getting ready in the winter takes
more time, so to avoid having to rush, plan
Snow is on the Way:
The Village of Kohler doesn’t have winter
parking regulations like many other com-
munities with parking on the even or odd
side of the street throughout the winter
months. That is typically done so if it
snows the communities can completely
clear the streets after the snowstorms over
two days. Instead, we just rely on residents
moving their vehicles promptly after snow-
storms. All vehicles need to be removed
from the streets in the event a Snow Emer-
gency is called. Also, just a reminder that it
is illegal to blow snow into the Village
streets. Helping out in these areas makes
our streets cleaner and safer during the
winter season.
From Public Works
Bruce Neerhof
Snow Emergency:
To find out if a snow emergency is in ef-
fect for the Village, call 459-3881 or visit
the Village website at There is no park-
ing on village streets during a snow emer-
gency. A snow emergency is called when
accumulation is expected to exceed four
Snow Removal:
Here are some reminders on Village snow
removal ordinances and policies.
1. Please remember to shovel your side-
walks within 24 hours after a snowfall
2. Do not blow or shovel snow back into
the street.
3. When plows are in operation, please do
not park on the street. Avoid parking
across from other cars as this narrows the
street and plow equipment cannot get
through. When it is snowing on garbage
days, please do not put containers in the
street, rather put them at the end of your
Snow Removal Around Kiosks:
It is the residents’ responsibility to have
the snow removed around the
kiosks/NDCBU (neighborhood delivery
and collection box unit)/cluster boxes. The
Postal Service will not deliver mail if the
carrier is not able to reach the unit – the
front as well as the backside. Someone in
the unit/neighborhood needs to take the
initiative to remove the snow; or maybe
the responsibility can be shared within the
unit. The Village is not responsible to keep
these areas clear of snow.
Christmas Tree Pickup:
Christmas trees are considered yard waste
per Advance Disposal and will be picked
up with the regular garbage on Tuesdays.
Please remove all decorations and bags.
From Recreation
Doug Bocchini
Junior Bomber Basketball
For children in grades JK-2 Junior Bomber
Basketball will start on Saturday, January
4. Session will be held: January 4, 11, 18,
and 25, and February 1 from 10:30-11:45
a.m. We will be meeting in the Kohler
School Gym. The cost is $10 per child and
includes a T-shirt. Registration forms will
be sent home with Kohler Grade School
Students in their Friday folders. Registra-
tion is due January 3 at Village Hall of the
Kohler Grade School Office.
The following items were approved by
the Village Board during their October
14 and 21 meetings:
= Operator’s licenses as requested.
= Purchase laptop computer for squad car
from Baycom, $3,935.
= August 2013 Revenue/Expense reports
and bank reconciliation.
= Tourism Promotion & Development
Committee funds for 2013 Community
Christmas Tree, not to exceed $5,000.
= Resolution No. 2013-14, Opposing Pro-
posed Amendment of Wisconsin Statute
66.0615, Senate Bill 301 and Assembly
Bill 385 Related to Hotel Room Tax
= Paving proposal from Northeast Asphalt,
Inc. for $29,480 as a change order issued
to Cardinal Construction for the Fire De-
partment parking lot.
= Change orders for Memorial Building
steam to hot water conversion project:
pool ductwork $1,438; pool concrete re-
placement and stainless steel floor grille
work $10,995; pool ceiling grille work
DECEMBER 1, 2013
Procedures for school
closings due to inclement
We ask parents to discuss this
issue with their children now – be-
fore the actual emergency occurs. If
you are generally not home during
the day, be sure your child knows
where they are to go if school closed
early: will they go home with a
classmate; an older sibling; or a rel-
ative? Have you made prior arrange-
ments with this individual to be on
“stand by” for these occasions?
Please make your arrangements in
advance and make sure your child is
fully aware of what to do in case
school closes early.
Any decision to close school for
all or any portion of a school day
will be made as early as possible in
order to afford parents the opportu-
nity to make alternate child care
transportation plans. All closing an-
nouncements or early dismissals will
be made on the Kohler School web
and the following area radio/televi-
sion stations:
WHBL (1330 AM),
THE POINT (104.5 OR 96.1 FM),
WSTM (91.3 FM)
WLKN Lake 98.1
WTMJ – Channel 4
WFRV – Channel 5
WISN – Channel 12
WITI FOX6 – Channel 6
Junior Bomber Basketball
Saturday’s 10:30‐11:30
January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1
Grades JK‐2nd
Registration will be coming home in Friday Folders
Sign up at the Village Hall
Cost‐$10 (everyone receives T‐shirt)
Registration Due: Friday January 3rd
to Village Hall or Grade School Office

This year's Scholastic Book Fair was a
great success. In four days, the book
fair grossed a staggering $7,200!! This
is the most profitable book fair to
date. The proceeds the Kohler School
Library earns from the fair help pur-
chase new books as well as technology
for the students. Thanks to all who
helped to make our Book Fair a success.
A special “Thank You” to our parent vol-
unteers. We could not have done it
without you!!

Submied by Alyca Arensten
Library Media Specialist
Kohler Schools
Bomber Basketball Club Announces Calendar Raffle Winners for October

1-Oct Hunter Lewinski Kohler WI $500
2-Oct Fiona Butterfield Plymouth WI $20
3-Oct Mike & Michelle Peters Kohler WI $20
4-Oct Dennis Wick Kohler WI $20
5-Oct Lori Hucke Sheboygan Falls WI $20
6-Oct Val & Chip Wanschneider Kohler WI $20
7-Oct Lori Schmid Sheboygan WI $20
8-Oct Jeff Giffin Kohler WI $20
9-Oct Jim Roeber Sheboygan WI $20
10-Oct Ken Roeder Mercer WI $20
11-Oct Shannon Bullard Kohler WI $20
12-Oct Andi Maki Kohler WI $20
13-Oct Tom Tobin Plymouth WI $20
14-Oct Jeannette Coppersmith Plymouth WI $20
15-Oct Greg Girdaukas Sheboygan WI $20
16-Oct Jerry Wachowiak Kohler WI $20
17-Oct Charlie Kelly Kohler WI $20
18-Oct Lexi Lyons $20
19-Oct Steve Romanoski Sheboygan Falls WI $20
20-Oct Judy Collingbourne Union IL $20
21-Oct Katrina Beseler Oostburg WI $20
22-Oct Tracy Maggi Kohler WI $20
23-Oct David Cox Kohler WI $20
24-Oct Daniel Chen Kohler WI $20
25-Oct David Dickelman Indianapolis IN $20
26-Oct Vicki Hagstotz Aurora IL $20
27-Oct Shabbir Rawalpindiwala Kohler WI $20
28-Oct Deb Konecke Kohler WI $20
29-Oct Shelly Lambeth Kohler WI $20
30-Oct Mike Wandschneider Kohler WI $20
31-Oct Joanie Schnettler Kohler WI $20

We have been unable to identify a mailing address for the following winner, if you know them, please
contact us at Jan Coch of Mishicot

Kohler boys and girls basketball players were in your neighborhood with 2014 Raffle Calendars on
November 3
. If you purchased a calendar, thank you! But if we missed you, don’t worry… you can
Also check or for announcements of
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The Winter Choral Concert, fea-
turing the 6th Grade General
Music/Choir, Middle School Choir,
Kohler Madrigal Singers, and the
High School Concert Choir will per-
form on Thursday, December 12,
2013, at 7:30 PM in the Kohler Me-
morial Theater.
The concert is guaranteed to get
you into the holiday spirit. Some fa-
vorite holiday songs you will hear
are: “O Holy Night” by Adolph
Adams, Maria Carey’s “All I Want
for Christmas”, “The Christmas
Song” by Mel Torme and Robert
Wells, and the traditional “Peace,
Peace” by Rick & Sylvia Powell,
featuring the 2014 senior class.
Several highlights from the con-
cert are: Robert Ray’s gospel song,
“He Never Failed Me Yet” featuring
soloists Sarah Sutherland, Andrew
Grose, Izzy Heins, Katie Ruelle, and
Hannah Cantrell, Paul Simon’s
“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, and
the Eagle’s 7 Bridges Road, and
many more.
Student accompanists for the con-
cert are Ben Tengowski, John Ten-
gowski, Rilind Hidri, and Hunter
Lewinski. The choirs are directed by
Lori Hucke and accompanied by
Wendy Kukla.
Winter Choral
Concert Dec. 12
Call to Order
Marlene Yang called the meeting to
order at 7:10 p.m. in the Choir
Room. Roll Call was taken by Diane
Kelly. The following board members
were present: Marlene Yang, Diane
Kelly, and Matt Kautzer. Laura Kohler
was absent.
Statement of Public Notice
October 11, 2013
Approval of Agenda
Matt Kautzer moved to approve the
amended agenda. John Suralik sec-
onded the motion. All ayes. Motion
Board President’s Report
Marlene thanked the staff, teachers
and community members for a job
well done in the application process
for the National Blue Ribbon Award.
Congratulations to the high school
for this prestigious award.
Marlene recognized the Kohler
School Foundation, the PAO, the KSF,
and all the organizations who sup-
port the school. The Fall Follies was
a quality event.
Superintendent’s Report
Student achievement remains a top
priority. Professional development
will continue to be targeted on im-
proving core instruction to achieve
80% of our students proficient or ad-
vanced in reading and math. Most
importantly, teachers will have the
tools and guidance to understand the
data and to respond with effective in-
struction. Cindy Payne, Lori Neu-
rohr, and Beth Lambie are credited
for the systemic design.
The School and District Report cards
issued by the Department of Public
Instruction provides additional rein-
forcement for the District’s work on
using data to close growth gaps for
Accountability and preparation are
also priorities. Teachers explored
practice reading and math tests from
the new state test to be administered
in 2014-15. The new state test was
developed in alignment with the
CCSS and is entirely administered
on-line. We continue to prepare for
success with teaching to meet the
standards, the technology infrastruc-
ture, and the student technology
The legislative call to reconsider the
adoption of the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS) has engaged
community debate and advocacy.
The CCSS represent nationally
normed standards that are rigorous
and relevant. When met, our stu-
dents will fully prepared for post
secondary achievement.
We are grateful for the joint offering
by the Kohler Foundation and Wade
House hosted by our district of the
Brigade band with Abraham Lin-
coln impersonator, Fritz Klein. This
performance breathes life into his-
tory with authentic period music per-
formed on antique civil war
We are also excited by and grateful
for the launch of a comprehensive
district wide Anti-bullying program
brought to us by the Kohler School
Friends. Jim Jordan, a national
speaker, left us with powerful mes-
saging and tools for success.
The Kohler School Friends brought
visiting authors for each school for a
day of celebrating books and the
goodness they bring to our worlds.
The 7
annual Fall Follies was an-
other BIG success in the record
number of attendees and possibly in
bidding amounts. We have the
deepest appreciation for the Kohler
School Foundation for their tireless
efforts and school staff volunteers.
On the Horizon: Expect to see a re-
port to the board on: District Strate-
gic Plan Progress/Update, Teacher
Handbook , Pupil Services and Spe-
cial Education, Math Curriculum,
Strategic Compensation Model.
Lori Neurohr thanked Christina
Koberstein for bringing Jim Jordan to
the school to speak about bullying.
She also thanked the Kohler School
Friends for bringing three authors to
the school to speak to the students.
National Merit Semi-finalist
Andrew Grose, son of Greg and Jen-
nifer Grose has been named as a
2014 National Merit Scholarship
Semi-finalist. In September, officials
of National Merit Scholarship Corpo-
ration (NMSC) announced the
names of approximately 16,000
Semifinalists in the 59th annual Na-
tional Merit Scholarship Program. Thi
s high school senior has an opportu-
nity to continue in the competition
for National Merit Scholarships that
will be offered next spring. To be
considered for a Merit Scholarship
award, Semi-finalists must fulfill sev-
eral requirements to advance to the
Finalist level of the competition.
About 1.5 million juniors in more
than 22,000 high schools entered
the 2014 National Merit Scholarship
Program by taking the 2012 Prelimi-
nary SAT/National Merit Scholar-
ship Qualifying Test, which served
as an initial screen of program en-
trants. The nationwide pool of Semi-
finalists, representing less than one
percent of U.S. high school seniors,
include the highest scoring
entrants in each state. The number
of Semifinalists in a state is propor-
tional to the state’s percentage of the
national total of graduating seniors.
Congratulations, Andrew on this out-
standing achievement and best of
luck in the competition ahead.
Response to Intervention frame-
work for student growth and
achievement presentation
Presentation by Dr. Cindy Payne
Act 125 Seclusion and Restraint
Presentation by Dr. Cindy Payne
Review of District Finances
Matt Kautzer reported the final
budget preparations are nearing a
conclusion. The budget hearing and
annual meeting will be held on Octo-
ber 28, 2013.
Consent Agenda
Approval of September, 2013 Regu-
lar Board Minutes
Approval of Invoices
Reports of the Finance Committee
Reports of the Committee of the
Matt Kautzer moved to approve the
consent agenda. John Suralik sec-
onded. All ayes. Motion carried.
Action and/or Discussion Items
Approve the first reading of the
NEOLA policies recommended by
the Committee of the Whole and
waive the second reading
Diane Kelly moved to approve the
Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes – October 14, 2013
Dec 3, 2013 @ 7:30PM Away vs. Howards Grove
Dec 6, 2013 @ 7:30 PM Home vs. Random Lake
Dec 13, 14, 2013 Tournament TBD-Home vs. Sevastopol
Dec 20, 2013 @ 7:30 PM Away vs. Cedar Grove-Belgium
Jan 4, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Away vs. Sheboygan Lutheran
Jan 7, 2014 @ 6:45 PM Home vs. Stockbridge
Jan 10, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Home vs. Oostburg
Jan 14, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Away vs. Sheboygan Christian
Jan 18, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Home vs. Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah
Jan 21, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Home vs. Howards Grove
Jan 24, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Away vs. Random Lake
Jan 30, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Home vs. Ozaukee
Feb 4, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Home vs. Sheboygan Christian
Feb 7, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Home vs. Cedar Grove-Belgium
Feb 11, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Away vs. Stockbridge
Feb 14, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Away vs. Belleville
Feb 15, 2014 @ 6:30 PM Away vs. Monona Grove
Feb 18, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Away vs. Oostburg
Feb 21, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Home vs. Sheboygan Lutheran
12-03-13 @ 4:00 PM (HOME) Village Gym vs. E.L-Glenbeulah
12-05-13 @ 4:00 PM (HOME) Village Gym vs. Random Lake
12-10-13 @ 4:00 PM (HOME) Village Gym vs. Cedar Grove
Friday, December 6
Tuesday, January 7
Friday, January 10
Tuesday, February 4
Friday, February 7
Friday, February 21
5:50 PM
Call to Order (7:35 pm)
Roll Call—Laura Kohler called roll.
Laura Kohler, John Suralik, Diane
Kelly and Marlene Yang were pres-
Statement of Public Notice—October
25, 2013
Approval of Agenda—Matt Kautzer
moved to approve the agenda. John
Suralik seconded. All ayes. Motion
Set the 2013-2014 school year tax
levy—Matt Kautzer moved to set the
school tax levy of $5,584,531.
Laura Kohler seconded the motion.
All ayes. The motion was carried
Adopt the proposed budget for the
2013-2014 school year—Laura
Kohler moved to adopt the proposed
budget for the 2013-2014 school
year. Matt Kautzer seconded the
motion. All ayes. The motion carried
Consideration and adoption of a
Resolution approving a $1,000,000
short term revolving credit agree-
ment with Associated Bank, Na-
tional Association for the
2013-2014 school year—John
Suralik moved to adopt the resolu-
tion approving a $1,000,0000 short
term revolving credit agreement with
Associated Bank, National Associa-
tion for the 2013-2014 school year.
Diane Kelly seconded the motion.
All ayes. The motion carried unani-
Recommendation to approve the
shared boiler agreement with the
Village of Kohler—Laura Kohler
moved to approve the shared boiler
agreement with the Village of Kohler.
Matt Kautzer seconded the motion.
All ayes. The motion carried unani-
Matt Kautzer moved to adjourn the
meeting. Diane Kelly seconded the
motion. All ayes. The meeting ad-
journed at 7:45 p.m.
Board of Education Special Board Meeting
Minutes – October 28, 2013
first reading of the NEOLA policies:
Bylaw 0167.2, Policy 3122, Policy
6320, Policy 7530.02, Policy
7540.03, Policy 7540.04, Policy
8210, Policy 8330, Policy 8405,
Policy 8462, Policy 8500, Policy
9160, Policy 0130, Policy 0160,
Policy 2260, Policy 3122, Policy
4122 , Policy 5730, Policy 6350,
Policy 7217, Policy 7510, Policy
8330, Policy 3142,
Policy 5136V1&V2, Policy 5724,
Policy 5136, Policy 7542, Policy
7530.01V2, Policy 5460.01, Policy
8141, Policy 1422 and waive the
second reading. Matt Kautzer sec-
onded the motion. All ayes. Mo-
tion carried.
Consideration of administrative
recommendation to approve the
Village of Kohler to hook up the
school system and run heat in the
theater within the next 60 days
pending resolution of the shared
boiler agreement
Matt Kautzer moved to approve the
Village of Kohler to hook up the
school system and run heat in the
heater within the next 60 days
pending resolution of the shared
boiler agreement. John Suralik sec-
onded the motion. All ayes. Motion
Approve the request for maternity
leave for Sharon Ellifson, 1
Diane Kelly moved to approve ma-
ternity leave for Sharon Ellifson, 1
grade teacher. Matt Kautzer sec-
onded the motion. All ayes. Motion
Superintendent Recognition
John Suralik moved to approve a
$1500 Superintendent Recognition
Award for Quynh Trueblood. Matt
Kautzer seconded the motion. All
ayes. Motion carried.
Matt Kautzer moved to adjourn.
Diane Kelly seconded. All ayes.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.
DECEMBER 1, 2013
The American Club Resort
a KOHLER experience
Horse & Plow
Nov 27, 2013 from 2pm til close
Join Horse & Plow for KEGSGIVING and 1-2-3
$1 pints of domestic
$2 pints of spotted cow / rail mix drinks
$3 glasses house wine / chef selected appetiz-
"KEGSGIVING" Free table tapper of domestic
draught per group of 5 adults (with purchase
of two appetizers)
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, ce-
ramics, wearables, glass, wood and more cre-
ated by more than 30 artists from across the
nation. 920-452-8602
Mistletoe Brunch
Sundays, December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 9am-
The Wisconsin Room at The American Club
$40 adults, $16 children ages 4-12, free under
age 4, plus tax and gratuity. Call 800-344-
2838 to make a reservation.
Holiday Afternoon Tea
Fridays and Saturdays, December 6, 7, 13, 14,
20 and 21, 1-3pm
The Wisconsin Room at The American Club
Enjoy a special menu for $20; $28 with one
glass of sparkling wine, plus tax and gratuity.
Please call 800-344-2838 to make a reserva-
Feast of the Seven Fishes Buffet
Fridays, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 5:30-
The Wisconsin Room at The American Club
$45 adults, $16 children ages 4-12, free under
age 4, plus tax and gratuity. Call 800-344-
2838 to make a reservation.
Visit with Santa
Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21, 1-3pm
Movers & Shakers Kids Toys
Breakfast with Santa
December 7 and 21
Great Lakes Ballroom on Conference level of
The American Club
$28 for adults, $22.50 for children 3-12, chil-
dren under 3 are FREE. Price includes gratuity.
Reservations required.
Enjoy a fun-filled morning in The Grand Hall of
the Great Lakes at The American Club with a
kid-friendly buffet breakfast and Santa himself.
Please call 800-344-2838 to make a reserva-
Five-Star Dine Around
December 12, 6:30pm, $99
Experience an evening of amazing cuisine at
The American Club resort. Enjoy five incredi-
ble courses, each served in a different
Kitchens of Kohler restaurant, accompanied by
a wine pairing and chef presentation. The
event begins with a toast at the five-star, five-
diamond American Club. Resort shuttles will
then transport groups of 10 to 12 people to
four different Kohler restaurants to explore a
variety of specialties and ambiances. The culi-
nary tour will include Blackwolf Run Restau-
rant, Cucina, The Immigrant Restaurant and
The Wisconsin Room, featuring customized
menus exclusive to the Five-Star Dine Around.
Finally, complete the evening with a private
dessert gathering at Craverie Chocolatier Café,
the home of KOHLER Original Recipe Choco-
Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus
December 14, 1-3pm
Demonstration Kitchen at The Shops at Wood-
$7 per child, no reservations required
Guests may have their picture taken with Mrs.
Claus, decorate cookies and sing along to hol-
iday songs, plus receive a special gift from
Mrs. Claus.
Toys for Tots
Through December 20
Movers & Shakers Kids Toys
Movers & Shakers Kids Toys is accepting new,
unwrapped toys for the Sheboygan County
Toys for Tots program. 920-453-2874
Letters to Santa
Through December 24
Movers & Shakers Kids Toys
Kids can post their holiday wish lists to the
North Pole in the Santa Mailbox. 920-453-
Shops at Woodlake Holiday Customer
Service Center
Through December 24
Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm and Sunday,
Christmas Eve, 10am-4pm
Complimentary gift-wrapping for all your
Shops at Woodlake purchases located next to
Scentualities in The Shops at Woodlake. 920-
Holiday Dining at The American Club
Enjoy special holiday dining at The American
Club resort in the Village of Kohler. Please call
800-344-2838 to make a reservation.
Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24
The Wisconsin Room - Special A La Carte
Dinner Menu with Dessert Buffet, 5:30-9pm,
Three-Course Dinner $47; Four-Course Dinner
Whistling Straits Restaurant - Special Menu
with A La Carte Pricing, 5-9pm
Blackwolf Run Restaurant - Regular Menu
plus Evening Specials, 11am-9pm
Christmas Day - Wednesday,
December 25
The Immigrant Restaurant - Special Christ-
mas Menu and A La Carte Menu serving
Christmas Day 4-8pm; December 26-30, 6-
10pm, Special Menu $75, excluding beverage
The Wisconsin Room - Christmas Day Buffet
2-7pm, $55 adults, $18 children ages 4-12,
free under age 4, plus tax and gratuity
Blackwolf Run Restaurant - Special Menu
Noon-5pm, $36 adults, $16 children ages 4-
12, free under age 4, plus tax and gratuity
New Year’s Eve - Tuesday, December 31
Grand Hall of the Great Lakes - Celebration &
Dinner from 9pm-1am, $150
The Immigrant Restaurant – Special Prix Fixe
Menu from 6-10pm with entertainment in The
Winery Bar 8:30pm-12:30am, Special Menu
Only features Six Course Prix Fixe Menu $135,
$210 with Standard Wine Pairing, $260 with
Reserve Wine Pairing plus tax and gratuity
The Wisconsin Room – Special Menu Only
5:30-10pm, $65 per person or $120 per per-
son includes wines with dinner, plus tax and
The Horse & Plow - Dinner 4-10pm, Bar
Menu 10pm-Midnight, Party 10pm-1am
Cucina - Special Dinner Menu 5-11pm, Ala
Carte or Prix Fixe $60, plus tax and gratuity
Whistling Straits Restaurant - Regular Dinner
Menu plus Evening Specials 5-9pm
Blackwolf Run Restaurant - Regular Dinner
Menu plus Evening Specials 5-9pm
For more information, pricing details and to
register call Sports Core at
Lil Stars of Dance: Tuesdays, December 3-
17, 4-5pm
Teen Zumba: Thursdays, December 5-26, 7-
Kids Night Out: Friday, December 13, 5-9pm
Kids Motion: Saturday, December 14, 9-10am
Pro Shop at Sports Core:
season check out the Pro Shop Family &
Friends Sale for unique gift ideas and special
pricing on the hottest brands December 6-8.
Salon at Sports Core:
TREAT YOURSELF. Purchase $50 or more of
services, retail items or holiday certificates in
the Salon during December, and we’ll enter
your name in a drawing for a $20 gift card and
a free Bumble & Bumble product of your
For more information, pricing details and to
register call Yoga on the Lake at 920-453-
Finding Your Practice: Friday, December 13,
7-9pm ($25)
Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates
Introduces Festive New Treats
Kohler Co. introduces a tempting trio of delicious
chocolates - available only through the holidays
Kohler Co. celebrates the holidays in
the most delectable way this year
with a trio of new chocolates that will
last only as long as the season. These
latest confections from KOHLER Origi-
nal Recipe Chocolates deliver delicious
flavors that embody the warmth of
the season.
The Holiday Trio consists of three
distinct chocolates: Cranberry Clove, a
dark chocolate shell with a soft center
that delights the taste buds with the
flavors of cinnamon, cloves and cran-
berry juice; Carmel Apple, a milk
chocolate shell surrounding a smoky,
apple cider caramel; and Mint Leaf, a
smooth ganache center flavored with
natural peppermint extract sur-
rounded by a milk chocolate shell.
Each of these delicacies looks like a
polished round bauble and is a differ-
ent color of the season – glossy red,
soft gold and pine green.
"We wanted it to look and feel like you
were opening a box of beautiful, shiny
ornaments," said Anette Righi De-
Fendi, chocolatier for KOHLER Original
Recipe Chocolates. "I really wanted to
tap into those universal childhood
memories of the holidays through
sight, taste and smell. Enjoying these
chocolates is a sweet and nostalgic ex-
The Holiday Trio makes a delicious
hostess gift, stocking stuffer, or even a
present for yourself and can be pur-
chased online at www.KohlerChoco- or in Kohler at Craverie
Chocolatier Cafe. They are available
through the end of the year in 4-piece
($9.99), 9-piece ($18.99) and 32-piece
($59.99) boxes.
The Holiday Trios are made at the
Craverie Chocolatier Cafe at The Amer-
ican Club resort in Kohler, Wisconsin.
The Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Di-
amond resort, owned by Kohler Co., is
home to world-renowned Champi-
onship golf courses, Forbes Five-Star
Kohler Waters Spa, and artfully-crafted
The Holiday Trio joins an already
lauded line of KOHLER Original Recipe
Chocolates that includes but is not
limited to:
Original Buttery Terrapins, Kohler •
Co's version of the turtle. Expertly
crafted, these turtles are set apart
from the ordinary offering the per-
fect blend of chocolate, salted
pecans and smoky, burnt caramel.
Also available in Blackstrap, Java and
The Platinum, a beautifully-crafted •
piece of edible artwork that contains
one layer of homemade brown sugar
Day of Beauty at Kohler Waters Spa
Kohler Waters Spa and The
Clinic of Cosmetic Surgery loca-
tions in southeastern Wisconsin are
once again partnering for a day of
beauty & wellness in Kohler on De-
cember 18. Meet Dr. Mark Blake
and Rachael Mullen from the Clinic
and enjoy special pricing on injec-
tion treatments including Botox and
dermal fillers done in the beauty
and privacy of a Kohler Waters Spa
treatment room. All guests receive
complimentary spa access for the
day with the purchase of a service
and 20% off all spa services. Each
30 minute appointment includes ed-
ucation, consultation and injection
treatment (dermal fillers or Botox).
Contact Megan at The Kohler Wa-
ters Spa for more information and
reservations at 920-451-2160. Spe-
cial Event Pricing, See Website.
Come on in… the tennis is fine! Sports
Core Offers Group Tennis Lessons
The leaves have fallen and the
outdoor nets have been packed
away for the winter, but the indoor
tennis programs at Sports Core are
seriously heating up! Whether
you’re a seasoned veteran of the
courts or completely new to the
game, tennis is a sport you can
play for a lifetime. And now is the
perfect time to experience the finest
indoor facilities in the state… right
in your neighborhood!
Players of ALL ages and levels
are invited to REGISTER NOW for
our 10-week Group Lesson pro-
grams kicking off December 9.
Registration is open to members
and non-members of Sports Core.
Sign up for more than one session
and receive 10% off your second
sign up! Complimentary evaluations
with one of our tennis pros are also
available. Non-members must pay
fees upfront to hold their spot and
will be put on a waiting list until
payment is received. Call Sports
Core to learn more 457-4444.
Continue to golf this
winter in the Kohler
Golf Academy Indoor
Studio located at The
Shops at Woodlake
Kohler during the win-
ter months. Kohler
Golf Academy, ranked
in the top 50 best golf
schools in America by
GOLF Magazine, of-
fers indoor golf les-
sons, practice
sessions, club fitting
and repair as well as golf mer-
chandise and apparel from Black-
wolf Run and Whistling Straits.
Focus on your game year round
with our two indoor hitting bays,
large putting green, and state-of-
the-art game improve-
ment technology. The
studio is open Tues-
day-Friday from 10am
to 6pm, Saturdays from
10am to 5pm and Sun-
days 11am to 5pm.
Closed Mondays.
Current special offers
- Four 45-minute les-
sons, practice sessions
and a gift for $250
- One 40-minute lesson
and in-studio lunch from Wood-
lake Market for $49
For more information, pricing,
lessons and offerings visit or
call (920) 565-6075.
caramel and a second layer of salted
pecan praline, all wrapped in a 63
percent dark chocolate shell that is
delicately air-brushed a brilliant
platinum color.
KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate
signature lines are available year-
round at the Craverie Chocolatier Cafe
and online at www.KohlerChoco- up to date on resort
happenings on facebook, and on
Indoor Golf Studio Opens Doors
Photo courtesy of Kohler Co.
Photo courtesy of Kohler Co.