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JANUARY 1, 2015 | 920-331-4904

Kohler Youth Center
Kohler Girls middle
school basketball teams undergoing remodeling
through January
prevail in CLC
Submitted by Bridgitt Zielke
Congratulations to the Kohler
7th and 8th grade girls basketball
teams upon completion of a very
successful school season.
The 7th grade team finished
with an impressive 10 win - 2 loss
record, and the Kohler 8th grade
girls basketball team finished their
Central Lakeshore Conference
season undefeated with a 12 win
and 0 loss record.
The nine member 7th grade
team, led by Coach Ann Bitter,
showed much improvement over
the course of the short season. The
girls consistently proved that they
are a team to be reckoned with in
the conference. A highlight was an
awesome home game against
Ozaukee in which the entire team
demonstrated tremendous determination and a strong will to win,
pulling out a victory in a tightly
contested and very exciting game.
Best of luck to the 7th grade team
and their coaches, Pete Schueller,
Jason Keller and Rob Thomas,
during their winter basketball season.
With a record of 12-0 for the second straight season, the 8th grade
team and Coach Bridgitt Zielke are
very proud of this noteworthy accomplishment. The group consists
of ten young ladies who are strong,
determined, competitive and unselfish.
The Kohler 8th grade girls basketball team is looking forward to
post school season play. The team
will be competing in the Northeastern Wisconsin Girls Basketball
League through February 8 and
will conclude their post season
play by participating in several
competitive tournaments including
the Wisconsin Badgerland State
Basketball Championships in Milwaukee in March.

The Kohler Recreation Department is excited to announce that
during the month of January the
Youth Center will be under construction for remodeling.
The renovation will include a redesigned seating area, new drywall, ceiling tiles, doors and
Village youth and the community will enjoy a new pool table,
ping pong, air hockey, televisions

and some additional gaming stations.
This phase of the project is set to
be completed by the end of January. An update will be sent to the
school and community as soon as
Youth Center is ready to reopen.
The Recreation Department extends a thank you to the community for patience during the

KPAL members selling
tickets for annual brat fry
to be held February 15
The 7th grade team, front: Kaleigh Pilgrim, Madeline Thomas, Mallory Keller, Erin Farrell,
Caitlin Shaw. Back: Payton Schueller, Isabel O'Donnell, Sammy Cassady and Lily Krumholz.

The 8th grade team, front: Darya Wolniak, Sarah Sobecki, Bailey Campione, Sami Renzelmann, and Molly Thomack. Back: Coach Bridgitt Zielke, Alyssa Frey, Emma Egbert, Cecelia
Zielke, Elly Udovich and Chloe Bohn.

The Kohler Police Athletic
League (KPAL) will be selling
tickets for its annual brat fry to be
held Sunday, February 15 from
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the
Kohler Village Fire House. Each
ticket is good for $1.00 in trade for
food or beverage at the brat fry
(carry-outs available).
Brats, burgers, chicken sandwiches, potato salad, beans,
desserts, and drinks will be served.
Each ticket purchased will be
entered for a chance to win a door

prize. The first place prize is a
$250 Kohler gift card, with many
other prizes available to win. Proceeds from the event go toward
KPAL Kohler youth programs.
Please watch for your neighborhood members and youth who will
be selling food/beverage tickets
door-to-door and at various other
locations for this important event.
If you are not contacted by a
KPAL member, call Bill Rutten at
(920) 208-1021 or Jim Tesmer at
(920) 457-4722.

Discarded live
Christmas tree
pickup dates

Reminder: Newsstand
copies of The Kohler Villager
moved to new location in
Woodlake Market

Discarded live Christmas trees
may be put out on the curb for
pickup on the following dates:
January 6, 13, and 20.

Newsstand copies of The Kohler
Villager are now located inside the
store on the bottom rack under the
other local newspapers.
Copies are also available at Falls
Piggly Wiggly, Village Hall, and
the office at Kohler Schools.

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Kohler fourth grader
takes second in chess
Kohler fourth grader Simran Bhatia participated in the USCF 2014-2015 Wisconsin
Junior Open Chess Tournament held in
Oshkosh in November. Simran competed
with 57 Kindergarten thru 12th graders
from all over the state and won the second
place trophy in the Reserve 700 section.
Prior to this tournament, Simran won several trophies competing in local and state
level chess tournaments, and she will represent the Kohler School District in several
upcoming local and state level chess tournaments including the Wisconsin Scholastic
Chess Tournament to be held at the Kohler
School on February 28 2015.

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Lakeland
College, Blue Harbor Resort &
Spa, The Osthoff Resort and Destination Kohler today announced a
partnership designed to create a
new talent pool for area resorts and
help Lakeland hospitality management students learn while they
earn money for college.
As part of the agreement, Blue
Harbor, The Osthoff and Destination Kohler will make a number of
entry-level positions and/or internships available to Lakeland hospitality management students.
The jobs are not guaranteed, and
students will have to interview for
any posted positions. Employers
have the final say in hiring, and
how long the students stay employed depends upon job performance and job availability by the
program partners.
For the resorts, the partnership
addresses challenges of attracting
and retaining qualified and dependable employees, especially
during holidays and the summer.
Lakeland will allow students to
live on campus during breaks and
summers as part of the program.
“If you ask area executives
across all industry sectors what
their biggest challenge for the future is, they are likely to respond
that the availability of a viable

addresses the labor challenge facing local employers.
“Through this partnership,
Lakeland will have the ability to
provide professional experiences
for students studying hospitality
management, and The Osthoff will
have access to a new labor distribution channel that’s very industry
focused,” Roeh said. “We have always had access to Lakeland’s student body, but now Lakeland will
be promoting The Osthoff and the
other partners as an opportunity for
gaining experience in the field.”
Roeh said this partnership provides local employers an opportunity to train and grow prospective
full-time employees.
“For the Lakeland student, this
is an opportunity to sample their
choice of study as a future job,”
Roeh said. “They have control
over their own destiny, because if
they enjoy their work this is a possible entrée to key positions being
open to them after graduation.”
Michael Belot, General Manager-Destination Kohler, said,
“Destination Kohler is pleased to
collaborate with neighboring
Lakeland College to showcase our
world-class American Club Hotel
and other resort facilities as a
classroom of sorts in both accommodations and guest services to a

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group of engaged, hospitality-focused students eager to explore career opportunities. We are pleased
to have these students learn directly from our talented associates,
who excel each day at providing
five-star services for our guests.”
For Lakeland students, the partnership creates a way to earn up to
$8,000 a year to put toward the
cost of college at a time when students and parents are increasingly
concerned about the rising cost of
a college education and the increasing debt load.
“Students and parents want to be
sure that their investment will end
in a job with good pay and benefits
that would not be available without
earning a college degree,” said
Lakeland President Dan Eck.
“This partnership could significantly reduce a hard-working student’s debt load, and, in some
cases, even completely eliminate
student loan debt—a remarkable
achievement that will set those students on a road to financial wellbeing
Lakeland and its three hospitality partners will establish mutually
beneficial work and class schedules. In some cases, Lakeland may
explore holding certain classes on
site at the employer’s facilities.

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workforce is that challenge,” said
David Sanderson, vice president
and general manager of Blue Harbor Resort & Spa, located in Sheboygan.
“Tourism is no different. With
this partnership, we have an opportunity to overcome that challenge,
while providing a real-world practical laboratory for students to augment their academic requirements.
The potential benefit for students
to lower their need for student
loans and thus reduce their debt
load after graduation is important
Sanderson noted that Blue Harbor has hired several Lakeland
graduates into management jobs
during his four-year tenure, and he
expects that number to grow.
“I believe this gives Lakeland
College’s hospitality program a
real competitive edge in attracting
high school graduates who are interested in a career within our industry,” Sanderson said. “If
students apply themselves, they
will exit Lakeland with a bachelor’s degree along with years of industry experience. As a hiring
employer, I would view that as a
distinct advantage.”
Lola Roeh, general manager at
The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart
Lake, agreed that the partnership

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Kohler alumnus receives
music award
On October 30, Dominic Gischia
(Kohler class of 2010) was awarded
the Richard G. Gaarder Award.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Music
Educators Association, this award is
presented to an undergraduate music
education student who has shown exceptional leadership, musical excellence and service to campus and
community. Nominees must be seniors during the fall of 2014 in music
education at a Wisconsin college or
university. Dominic was nominated
by the UW-Whitewater faculty and
was recently recognized at the 2014
State Music Conference at the
Monona Terrace in Madison.

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From the editor . . .

Kohler School
Procedures for articles and
District makes the press releases
Honor Roll by the
College Board
Submitted by Quynh Trueblood,
The Kohler School District is
one of 574 districts in the nation
and Canada to be named to the
5th Annual AP District Honor
Roll by the College Board. This
recognition reflects the district’s
dedication to expanding the opportunity and access to Advanced
Placement courses while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students
earning scores of 3, 4, and 5 on
the exams. The Advanced Placement program offers collegelevel curricula and exams to high
school students. American colleges and universities often grant
placement and course credit to

Jim Schermetzler

Mike Daniels

students who earn high scores on
the exams.
In the last five years, Kohler
has expanded its AP course offerings to include calculus, statistics,
biology, European history, US
government and politics, language and composition, and literature and composition. During
this time, an average of 81% of
students earned a score of 3 or
higher, the number of exams
taken grew from 17 to 76, and the
percentage of students participating in the exams increased from
9% to 22%. Congratulations to
Kohler Schools and the community at large!

Kathy Nonhof

Brian Homiston

By Mary Struck, Editor/Publisher
Like all newspapers, The Kohler
Villager receives many press releases from businesses and nonprofit organizations seeking to have
their business or events promoted.
Because The Kohler Villager is
distributed free and relies on advertising dollars to help cover printing,
postage, and other expenses, it is
limited in how many pages are
added to each issue to accomodate
Newspapers are printed front and
back on large sheets of paper, with
four pages per each sheet. This
means that if extra pages need to be
added or subtracted depending
upon the amount of content for a
particular issue, they must be added
or subtracted four pages at a time.
When pages are added, it increases
the printing and postage cost. If
there aren’t ads to place on those
four extra pages, the publisher loses
money by adding pages to accomodate free content only. Also, technically speaking, those businesses or
organizations being promoted on
pages with no ads are receiving free
publicity at the expense of the publisher. Furthermore, once word gets

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Meg Trager

As a successful 2014 comes to an end,
we would like to extend to all of you
our appreciation and thankfulness
for allowing us to serve you.
With the arrival of a new year,
we look forward to new beginnings
and extend best wishes for
a prosperous year.


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or by Kohler residents are offered
one free press release announcing
their new business.
Articles announcing events,
chruch services, etc., from Kohler
nonprofits will be run once at no
charge, but they may be placed toward the back of the paper, and
may not be run if there is no extra
room. Some organizations set aside
an advertising budget for their
fundraisers, etc., to ensure that their
event stands out.
There is never a charge for
human interest articles about residents, though articles that seek to
promote a business (known as “native marketing”) may be rejected if
that business has already taken advantage of its complimentary free
article or release.
Anything else that has been submitted to The Kohler Villager is
placed at the descretion of the editor, and depending on available
space and relevancy to readers.
As always, feel free to contact
me with any questions or concerns
Thank you for reading and supporting The Kohler Villager!

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• Well Maintained with character & charm
• Oversized living room, 1st floor den
• Family room addition with bay window
• 3 large bedrooms, good closet space
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• Shared driveway but has it’s own 2 car garage
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out that a newspaper accepts most
of the press releases it receives, it
becomes like gulls flocking to
bread crumbs and a publisher will
soon find itself losing money because businesses and organizations
will no longer buy advertising if
they are getting freebies. On the
other hand, some articles are so interesting to readers, that the paper
will print them because it draws
This is why it seems like newspapers sometimes pick and choose
what is printed.
Bigger newspapers that charge a
subscription fee on top of advertising can afford to print more press
releases. Smaller community newspapers like The Kohler Villager
need to limit that practice.
Some small newspapers charge
for every press release it publishes.
The Kohler Villager’s policy is that
advertisers get top priority in having their press releases published at
no extra cost, depending on available space. The same applies to the
school, Village and Destination
Kohler, who pay for full pages in
The Kohler Villager each month.
New businesses started in Kohler

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• Family room with FP, sound system, pull down screen
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• Master bedroom suite w/whirlpool tub
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• Living room gas fireplace, in-unit laundry
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• Cute dinette area and updated kitchen
• Full 2 car attached garage
• Wonderful neighborhood
• Walking distance to schools and shopping
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• 3 bedrooms, full bath with jetted tub and shower
• Sun filled family room with cathedral ceilings
• New roof in 2013, All new mechanicals
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• Close to American Club and Kohler Water Spa
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JANUARY 1, 2015




Kohler boys varsity soccer team
wins NSCAA Team Academic Award
for the Seventh Year in a row
The Kohler High School Boys
Varsity Soccer team won the
NSCAA Team Academic Award
for the Seventh Year in a row as
announced by the National Soccer

Coaches Association of America
recently. To earn this award the
entire team must maintain an average GPA of 3.25 for the year.
Kohler was one of only six high

school boys teams in the state to
earn the award. It was the seventh
year in a row they have won it.

Kohler soccer coach Scott Feltner said, “Ben was the type of
player every coach would love to
have playing for them. He worked
hard during the season and harder
during the off season. He set a
great example for his teammates
with his attitude and leadership.
Along the way he somehow found
time to help with the youth soccer
program as well. I fully expect to
see him playing college ball next

Sheboygan receives funding for
JMKAC summer concert series
Levitt Pavilions announced this
week that Sheboygan is among
the 10 winners of the first Levitt
AMP Sheboygan grant awards.
The $25,000 grant award will
be used to partially fund a summer
concert series, produced by the
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
and tentatively planned to take
place on the site of the former
Boston Store in downtown Sheboygan. Weekly performances are
planned and admission to the
events will be free.
Earlier this year, the Arts Center
submitted a proposal for funding

Sheboygan concerts to Levitt
Pavilion, a nonprofit organization
that funds free concerts across the
United States as a means of building community. The Sheboygan
proposal, in partnership with the
City of Sheboygan, advanced to
the final round of consideration
after online voters elected it to the
top 20 proposals.
“The Arts Center looks forward
to bringing Sheboygan this new
summer concert series with an
eclectic range of performers. It extends our programming for the
community in exciting ways. We

are particularly pleased to be partnering with the city on this initiative,” said Ruth DeYoung Kohler,
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“This new partnership with the
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great community for all of us, and,
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More details about the Levitt
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Tom Binversie of Members
Financial Services receives the
Top of the Pyramid Award
KOHLER, WI –Tom Binversie, a
financial advisor at MEMBERS
Financial Services, located at
Kohler Credit Union, has recently
been awarded the “Top of the
Pyramid” Award from Transamerica in recognition and appreciation of reaching $1 million in
sales of their insurance and investment products. This is the second
consecutive year Binversie has received this prestigious award.
The Top of the Pyramid Award
is a Transamerica sales award
given to financial professionals
with noteworthy numbers in sales.
Professionals who reach or exceed $750,000 in sales, attain the

award at a gold tier, honoring their
superb sales efforts. Binversie exceeded $1 million in sales, elevating him to the platinum tier. Along
with receiving the award and
recognition, Binversie receives
access to a team of the most experienced Transamerica service representatives to quickly answer any
questions. They offer thorough
guidance, weekly and monthly reports, and same day responses, ultimately helping him better serve
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Wisconsin Food Favorites: January 23-24
Eat Wisconsin! The Kitchens of
Kohler chefs celebrate Wisconsin’s edible delights at the new
Wisconsin Food Favorites weekend on January 23 and 24.
The festivities begin with a spin
on the Friday Night fish fry with a
local flare‚ featuring specialty fish
of the Great Lakes. The delicious

weekend continues with cooking
demonstrations and samplings of
favorite Wisconsin food and drink
featuring maple syrup with Meuer
Farms (Chilton); jams and jellies
by Bertram’s (Sheboygan); and a
variety of local cheese‚ craft beer
and cocktails including the state’s
signature drink‚ The Old Fash-

ioned‚ recreated by Death’s Door
Spirits (Washington Island/Middleton). Wisconsin Food Favorites
a la carte tickets are on sale at
from $24 to $40.
See the next issue of The Kohler
Villager for a comlete listing of
winter events in Kohler!

Kohler Credit Union opens
Mequon branch
The students who attended the Rotary Monday noon meetings held at the Sheboygan Elks
Club in November are (from left front): Keri Hetzel, South; Erin Cram, North; Shamus Zenk,
North; Jackie Wisse, Christian. Second Row: Matthew Matysik, South; Tou Chang, North;
Brianna Mallmann, South; Jacob Muth, Lutheran. (Not pictured, Andrew Bryce from Kohler).

The students who attended the Rotary Monday noon meetings held at the Sheboygan
Elks Club in December are (from left front): Allison Gartman, Jenna Bekkum, South High
School; Kara Kaltenbrun, North High School; Allie Bryce, Kohler; Second Row: Dekker
McCabe, South; Boris Ristivojevic, South; Max Harms, North; Ben Reyer, North.
– Photo: Sheryl Dyksterhouse

KOHLER, Wis.—Kohler Credit
Union proudly announces the
opening of their Mequon Branch.
The opening was celebrated during a Preview Party with a ribbon
cutting ceremony on Wednesday,
December 10. Representatives
from Kohler Credit Union, La
Macchia Group, the MequonThiensville Chamber of Commerce and other business affiliates
attended the event. The branch,
located at 11357 North Port Washington Road., is the eighth branch
for the credit union with branches
also located in Grafton, Saukville,
Kohler, Sheboygan, Plymouth and
Howards Grove.
Kohler Credit Union made a
donation to the MequonThiensville Education Foundation
based on the number of people
that attended the event. A total of
$1000 was donated to the nonprofit organization committed to
advancing educational excellence
in the Mequon-Thiensville community. “The Mequon-Thiensville

Education Foundation thanks the
Kohler Credit Union for their financial support and welcomes
them to Mequon. Our community
is fortunate to have concerned and
involved businesses such as
Kohler Credit Union to assist us
in the support of excellence in education for our children,” said
Susan Malmquist, executive director of the foundation.
“We are very excited to be in
the Mequon community. For over
76 years, our main focus has been
set on meeting the needs of our
members. This includes providing
the services and products they desire as well as partnering with the
businesses in the communities we
serve. We look forward to planting our roots; being engaged corporate citizens; and working to
become an integral part of the
Mequon-Thiensville community,”
said Tony Klockow, president of
Kohler Credit Union.
The Mequon Branch is a fullservice branch offering teller serv-

ices, business accounts, mortgage
and lending services in addition to
drive-thru services and an ATM.
The unique and open layout of the
branch has a modern and sophisticated feel and is equipped with
the most up-to-date technology
which allows for a more custom
and hands-on member experience.
La Macchia Group, based out
of Milwaukee, handled the site
planning and engineering for the
Kohler Credit Union is a $285
million not-for-profit, financial
cooperative, owned and governed
by its members. Membership is
open to anyone who lives or
works in Sheboygan, Calumet,
Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington or
Waukesha County; as well as their
immediate family members and
associations or organizations.



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Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra to Hold
Auditions for Section 2nd Violin and Viola
Planning should begin now
for those interested in auditioning for the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. Auditions for
Section 2nd Violin and Section
Viola will be held 5-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the Stefanie
H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, 826 N. Eighth
St., Sheboygan.
Those interested in auditioning should prepare a solo
equivalent to or beyond the
standards of the Wisconsin
School Music Association

Class A repertoire list. Please
refer to the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra website for
the required excerpts and to fill
out an audition form; contact
the Symphony for a copy of an
To schedule an audition time
for the Sheboygan Symphony
Orchestra contact the Symphony Business Office at 920452-1985
The Sheboygan Symphony

Orchestra is directed by Dr.
Kevin McMahon and was established in Sheboygan, Wis.,
in 1918. Today the orchestra
has a roster of 68 musicians.
The orchestra rehearses
weekly on 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Weill Center. The
SSO performs a five concert
subscription series, holiday
concert and a children's concert each year.
The Symphony Chorus and
Symphony Singers are also affiliated with the Sheboygan

Symphony Orchestra. The
Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra jointly sponsors the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony
Sinfonia and the Sheboygan
Area Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra with the Sheboygan Area School District.
For more information on the
Sheboygan Symphony and
other audition opportunities
please visit
ons or call 920-452-1985.


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Lakers Squirt B hockey team finishes
second in tournament

Coaches: Dennis Videtic, Nate Hayon, & Tim Pilgrim
Back: Carter Trilling, Jacob Fox, Owen Hayon, Noah Fibiger, Teague Pilgrim.
Front: Dylan Videtic, Drake Moberg, Will Johnson, Bennett Waara, Austin Schuh, and Sierra Hendricks.

The Sheboygan Lakers Squirt B
Hockey Team finished second out
of four teams playing in a roundrobin style tournament on Dec. 57 at the Sheboygan Lakers Ice
In the first game, the Lakers beat
the Oshkosh Warbirds 16-2. The
scoring effort was led by Jacob Fox
with 4 goals and 2 assists, Owen
Hayon with 1 goal and 4 assists,
and a 5 goal and 2 assist effort by
Teague Pilgrim. Will Johnson also
added 2 goals.
The Lakers then beat the Beloit
Blades 6-1 in a physical battle of
U10 teams. Teague Pilgrim
recorded a hat trick, with two goals
added by Jacob Fox, and 1 goal
and assist from Carter Trilling.
Bennett Waara was a stone wall in
goal, allowing only 1 goal and saving 7 shots.
The Lakers finished the roundrobin portion of the tournament by
beating the Shawano Lighting 5-4

on the shoulders of Owen Hayon
and Dylan Videtic who each contributed three points. Owen had
two goals and an assist, while
Dylan had 1 goal and 2 assists to
lead the Lakers to victory.
The Lakers qualified for the
championship game and were rematched with Shawano, but were
unable to win four straight. The
Lakers lost a hard fought battle 23 after sending 7 players to the
penalty box. Owen Hayon and
Teague Pilgrim both scored, assists
credited to Owen Hayon and Dylan
Owen Hayon qualified for a
“Playmaker Award” for dishing out
four assists against Oshkosh.
Jacob Fox and Teague Pilgrim received a "Hat Trick Award" for
scoring 3 or more goals in a tournament game.
Congratulations on the second
place finish, Lakers!

JANUARY 1, 2015





Pooka sighted at
Kohler Theatre
The world’s most famous pooka, a six-foot
tall rabbit named Harvey, has taken up residence at Kohler Memorial Theatre while KHS
thespians work on their new production of
HARVEY. The classic comedy will open on
Thursday, February 6th and run for four performances.
According to the script a pooka is a fairy
spirit in animal form - always very large. The
pooka appears here and there -- now and then
-- to this one and that one and is very fond of
rumpots and crackpots. But to Elwood P.
Dowd (Sam Maass), Harvey is his best friend
– invisible to all but the rather eccentric Elwood and enemy to the social ambitions of Elwood’s sister, Veta (Megan Conklin) and her
daughter, Myrtle Mae (Emma Hapeman, Grace
Madigan). When Veta and Myrtle Mae decide
to have Elwood committed to the local mental
institution, things don’t go as planned and Veta
gets locked up instead. It’s left up to Elwood
to untangle the mess.
Written in 1945 by Mary Chase, the play
won the Pulitzer Prize in 1946 and was later
made into a popular movie starring Jimmy
Stewart. “HARVEY is one of the most popular
plays for high school students to perform and
it’s been fun to introduce the script to our cast,”
said director Peggy Hoffmann. “HARVEY is
one of those shows that never fails to please.”
Also appearing in the cast are Hannah Coppersmith, Allison Boerner, Katie Ruelle,

Friday, December 16
1:45 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 10

Kohler Memorial Theatre

Come Celebrate Kohler’s
State Basketball History!

Kohler School basketball games starting at 1pm
We’re rolling back ticket prices... half-price admission!

Ceremony at halftime of varsity game (6:30pm)
Special guests: Players, coaches, managers and cheerleaders
from the years Kohler School competed in state basketball
tournaments... 1950, ‘56, ‘72, ‘76, ‘80, ‘82, ‘83 and ‘99!

Social reception for state tournament alumni
at the Horse & Plow at 8pm... public welcome!

Denny Kanz, Rilind Hidri, Hunter Lewinski, Isabelle Heins, Kaelin Sbrocco and Christian Lofgren. Amelia Grose is assistant director and Vicki
Friske is set designer. Tickets are $6.00 in advance
and $8.00 at the door. Advanced tickets are recommended since seating is limited to 90 per show.

~ Music Notes ~

Performing Arts Organization
Announces 18th Annual Auction
“Sailing the High C’s”
Be sure to mark your calendars
for the 18th Annual Performing
Arts Organization Event – “Sailing the High C’s”, to be held Saturday, April 18, at the newly
renovate Pine Hills Country Club.
This dinner and auction is the
primary fundraiser for the music

department and 100% of the proceeds benefit the music students
of Kohler Schools.
In preparation for the big event,
we are again seeking donations of
all types for the auction. Please
contact the music department if
you have something to donate or

if you have an idea or a contact
for a unique & creative donation.
We are also in need of a few
more volunteers to help with the
event. Please contact the music
department if you’re willing to

Upcoming Performance dates
January 8 CLC Honors Choir @ Random Lake High School
March 7 WSMA District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival @ Kohler Public Schools
March 10 High School Music Concert
March 12 Middle School Music Concert
March 19-22 Florida Music Trip
April 18 18th Annual Performing Arts Org. “Sailing the High C’s” Dinner & Auction
April 25 WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Music Festival

Bomber Basketball Club Raffle
Calendar Winners for November
& December 2014*

*Note: Only one file titled “November” was attached to the email to
The Kohler Villager. It’s unclear whether two files were supposed to
be attached – one for November and one for December – or whether
this list includes both months. Attempts to reach the sender were unsuccessful before the printing date. If there was supposed to be a December list attached, it will be printed in the January 15 issue.

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Jean Wolf
Jodi Ducharme
Steve Romanoski
Dick Wiczek
Albrecht Family
Mary Fieber
Chris Tipton
Shannon Bunner
Roeder Family
Adam Voss
Robert Horth
Jen Roeber
Marshall Springer
Stuart Stromeyer
Jeff Giffin
Montes Family
Sobecki Family
Rob Thomas
Fred Guesneau
Dierkes Family
Lisa Halverson
Dakota Wery
Shannon Bullard
David Campbell
Carlson Family
Ruth Halverson
Senti Family
Lisa Gottsacker

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10 JANUARY 1, 2015



Call to Order
Marlene Yang called the meeting to order at
7:10 p.m. in the Kohler Public Library.
Nancy Case called roll. The following board
members were present: Marlene Yang, and
Matt Kautzer. Christina Koberstein, Diane
Kelly and Nancy Case.
Statement of Public Notice
November 7, 2014
Approval of Agenda
Matt Kautzer moved to approve the agenda.
Christina Koberstein seconded the motion.
All ayes. Motion carried.
Board President’s Report (Marlene Yang)
• Marlene attended the high school production of the 25th Annual Putnam Spelling
Bee. She commended the students and
staff for their hard work.
• The strategic plan has been updated.
Superintendent’s Report (Quynh Trueblood)
• The progress update of the Strategic Plan
to the board followed by a work session
highlights the power of a strategic plan in
transforming our schools to their current
state and reaffirms the district’s commitment to upholding a vision and making
good on our promises.   We hold to four
truths:  We have grown.  We have accomplished a great deal.  We can be
proud.  We have much to look forward
• The board’s approval of the final 2014-15
school budget and tax levy at the annual
meeting represents the tremendous focus
and diligence of the finance committee
and administrative team in the development of a balanced budget that includes
significant investments in instructional
technology, professional development,
and long-term capital improvements —
all of which supports high quality education.
• The 25th Annual Putnum Spelling Bee, a
biennial joint musical with Howards Grove
School District, showcased student talent
and hard work.  The district values and
appreciates the uniquely collaborative relationship between the directors, students,
and families of the joint production.  

Principal’s Report (Lori Neurohr)
Elementary News
Mr. Dumez and Mrs. Bitter took 16 of our fifth
grade students to Eagle River, Wisconsin to
participate in a Trees for Tomorrow
Camp.  Trees for Tomorrow is a nonprofit
natural resources speciality school nestled
on over 30 forested acres.  They use a combination of field and classroom studies to
teach sustainable practices as well as
demonstrate the benefits of contemporary resource management.
The third grade students wrote friendly letters
to their future selves they will all be able to
read in ten years.  One aspect of the assignment was to provide advice to themselves in
the future.  One third grader gave himself the
following advice, “Whatever you do, don’t
live with your parents because they won’t like
that.”  Students also made globes out of
pumpkins, making sure they correctly placed
and identified all the continents and oceans.
Middle School News
During Bomber Time in Mrs. Multer’s sixth
grade transition to middle school class, students have looked at multiple intelligence, set
goals and priorities, and they have discussed
organization, including papers, space and
time.  They are also learning to ask questions
to improve their interactions with teachers as
well as being more efficient when reading
their textbooks.  Currently they are working
on career exploration using Career Cruising.  Mrs. Multer is also collaborating with
the sixth grade English teacher to help students write a research paper on a specific
Miss Wiest has started a middle school Math
Team!  There are three teams competing at
Lakeland College this evening in both team
and individual events.  Plaques will be
awarded for first, second and third place
teams.  The top eight individual finishers will
also receive medals.  We wish all of our middle school math team members much success this evening.
Certificates of Honor
Lori Neurohr presented certificates of honor
to the following middle school students:
Chloe Bohn, Emma Egbert, Hunter Fihn, Ben
Herold, Maxwell Holmes, Shelby Horth,
Samantha Kochen, Avary Lade, Clara

Montes, Isabel O’Donnell, Justin Pellowski,
Christian Pieper, Rachel Proudman, Sophia
Remington, Aleah Roeber, Tyler Roeder, Julia
Ruelle, Madelyn Rustan, Marcella Senti, Gregory Tengowski, Evan Udovich, Alexander
Unger, John Vallo, Nadia Wandschneider,
Nicholas Wandschneider, Brooke Warren,
Cecilia Zielke, and Ella Ziemer. Quynh Trueblood presented certificates of honor to the
following high school students: Archie Brohn,
Jack Cassady, Sarah Cassidy, Emily Cieszynski, Megan Conklin, Ashlyn Finney, Kara
Friske, Emily Guesneau, Emma Hapeman, Isabelle Heins, Emma Herold, Kellie Hoekstra,
Zach Hoell, Madeline Hoell, Dustin Holmer,
Deanna Jacobs, Michael Janssen, Brigita
Kant, Dennis Kanz, Maggie Kelly, Sam Kohler,
Anthony Krier, Annika Lee, Catherine Lee,
Laura Lee, Anna Mesalles, Eiley Misfeldt,
Makayla Neese, Jack Pagelow, Connor
Sbrocco, Kaelin Sbrocco, Leigh Schlecht,
Angela Schmitt, Luke Silvestri, Hannah
Smith, Isabel Smith, Rebecca Stock, Catherine Sutherland, Katherine Vicente, Maddie
Wandschneider, Nate Waniorek, Caliey Warren, Lucas Wesemann, Katie Wilkens, Allie
Willadsen, Hallie Wollin, Ben Yurk, and
Christy Zheng.
Presentation of Strategic Compensation
Model Proposal
The compensation team consisting of Dana
Krejcarek, Jessie Good, Kyle McGilliganBentin, Deb LaDuke, Laura Multer, Curt Coenen, Ken Roeder, Wendy Kukla, Mike Venn,
Lori Neurohr and Quynh Trueblood, presented a strategic compensation model to
the school board.
Review of District Finances
The annual meeting and budget hearing was
held on October 27, 2014. The budget has
been set for the 2014-2015 school year.
Consent Agenda
Approval of October 13, 2014 Regular Board
minutes, the October 27, 2014 Annual Meeting minutes and the October 27, 2014 Special Board Meeting minutes
Approval of Invoices
Reports of the Finance Committee
• Historical review of revenue limit trends
• Review of monthly financial results
• Development of a forecasting model
Reports of the Committee of the Whole
• Review of Title IX compliance in athletic

• Review of proposed budget to be presented at October 13, 2014 board meeting
• Review of the state of the schools inventory proposal by BLACKBLACK & Associates
• Discussion of Policy 5113 - Open Enrollment 
• Discussion of Policy 3120 - Employment
of Professional Staff and Policy 4120 Employment of Support Staff
• Discussion of policy 3340—Grievance
Diane Kelly moved to approve the consent
agenda. Matt Kautzer seconded. All ayes.
Motion carried.
Action and/or Discussion Items
Consideration of the COTW recommendation to approve BlackBlack’s proposal to
conduct administrative indexing for the
purpose of systemic review of the current
administrative roles and responsibilities
with an acute focus on efficiency, workload
and feasibility
Nancy Case moved to approve the BlackBlack’s proposal to conduct administrative
indexing for the purpose of systemic review
of the current administrative roles and responsibilities with an acute focus on efficiency, workload and feasibility. Matt Kautzer
seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.
Accept the generous donation from the
Green Bay Packers in the amount of $1000
to be used for the high school football program
Matt Kautzer moved to accept the generous
donation from the Green Bay Packers in the
amount of $1000. Christina Koberstein seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Accept the generous donation from the
Frederic C Kohler Foundation in the amount
of $14,400 to be used to broaden the
course selection offered by Kohler Public
Christina Koberstein moved to accept the donation from the Frederic C Kohler Foundation.
Diane Kelly seconded the motion. All ayes.
Motion carried.
Nancy Case moved to adjourn. Matt Kautzer
seconded the motion. All ayes. The meeting
adjourned at 8:45 pm.

Kohler 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team plays at half-time of
UW-Green Bay Phoenix Women’s Game versus the Wisconsin Badgers
On Saturday, December 13, the Kohler 8th grade girls basketball team played at half-time of the UW-Green Bay Phoenix women’s game versus the University of Wisconsin
Badgers. 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 3,600

8th grade team members include (front): Bailey Campione, Payton Schueller (7th grade),
Sarah Sobecki, Chloe Bohn, Darya Wolniak, Emma Egbert, Sami Renzelmann, Molly Thomack, Cecelia Zielke, Kohler 8th grader, and Elly Udovich, Kohler 8th grader, tip off for their game during half-time
Elly Udovich and Cecelia Zielke
of the UW-Green Bay Phoenix game.







Village Meetings Scheduled for
1/5 Property Committee
4:30 pm
1/5 Finance Committee
5:00 pm
1/12 Village
5:30 pm
1/14 Library Board (at Library) 12:30 pm
1/22 Plan Commission
4:30 pm
All meetings are held at Kohler Village
Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise
Property Tax Bills
Tax bills were mailed December 15. Tax
payments 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 entrance to Village Hall (Post Office entrance). 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-addressed 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 require licensing. Rabies vaccination certificate is required at time of licensing. Dogs
and cats must be licensed by April 1 of
each year. Fees are:
Unaltered dog/cat $12.00
Altered dog/cat $ 5.00
Late fee $ 5.00
Spring Primary
The Spring Primary will be held Tuesday,
February 17. The polling place is located in
the Kirkpatrick Center at the Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, and will be
open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. You must
have lived in the Village of Kohler for 28
days to vote in the Village of Kohler.
Will you need an Absentee Ballot for the
Spring Primary? The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed to you
is Thursday, February 12. Absentee voting
in the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office is available
from Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 13, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Has
your address changed since you last voted?
Check out My Vote WI online at This site allows you
to: search by name to see if you are registered to vote; update your voter registration
information; view a sample ballot; check
your voting history; and more. There are
also answers to commonly asked questions
regarding voting in Wisconsin.
If you are not registered to vote in the Village, voter registration is available in the
Clerk/Treasurer’s Office through February
13 or at the polls on Election Day. Also,
you will need your WI Driver License

number and show Proof of Residency.
Some acceptable forms for Proof of Residency include: current & valid WI driver
license or WI identification card; official
identification card/license issued by a WI
governmental body; ID issued by an employer bearing a photo (not a business
card); real estate tax bill/receipt for current
year or year preceding the date of the Election; residential lease effective for a period
that includes Election Day; university/college/technical institute ID card, must include photo, along with a fee receipt dated
within the last 9 months; utility bill for the
period commencing not earlier than 90
days before Election Day; bank statement;
paycheck; check or other document issued
by a unit of government.
The Spring Election will be Tuesday, April
7. For more information about voter registration, absentee voting, acceptable forms
of proof of identification or upcoming elections, contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s office
at 920-459-3873.

Phone Scams
I received several calls from Village residents about the IRS calling to collect back
taxes. The resident is led to believe that if
they don’t meet the IRS agent and pay
cash, that they will be jailed for their
crimes. They even threaten to send the
Sheriff to pick the resident up. This is another scam that preys on the right minded
citizen. No one wants to be accused of not
upholding their responsibilities. The caller
may sound official and will make you feel
as if you are skirting your obligation. This
is another scam to prey on our good citizens. Do not give out any identifying information; end the conversation as soon as
you can.
There are many other scams that are out
there. Many of them prey on your good intentions of helping those in need or your
eagerness to “win” money. If you get a
phone call that someone you know is stuck
in a foreign country and can’t leave until
they are wired money, don’t believe it. Any
time that a sweepstakes calls and says that
you won and you need to pay money to
collect the winnings, don’t believe it. If
someone is planning on buying something
from you and “accidentally” makes the
check out for too much, and asks you to either keep it or send them the difference,
don’t believe them. You’ll be out the check
amount and the extra that you sent back.
These are some of the most common ways
for you to get talked out of your hard
earned cash. Also, anytime you cash a
check which bounces, or is fraudulent, you
are on the hook. Your bank will make you
reimburse them. You will never win a
sweepstakes you didn’t enter; you should
NEVER pay money to “win” money. Even
calling back some of these scam artists will
cost you. By calling a (876) area code, you
will be charged up to $10/minute. If you
get targeted by one of these or another at-

tempt to swindle you of your money, call
our department for advice,

Snow Emergency
To find out if a snow emergency is in effect
for the Village call 459-3881, or check the
village website at
There is no parking on village streets during a snow emergency. A snow emergency
is called when accumulation is expected to
exceed four inches. Snow emergencies are
typically called from 8:00 AM until 12:00
PM to give the snowplows an opportunity
to clear the streets with no cars in the way.
Snow Removal
Winter is upon us. Here are some reminders on Village snow removal ordinances and policies.
1. Please remember to shovel your sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall
2. Do not blow or shovel snow back into
the street.
3. Please remove vehicles from the street
when the plows are in operation.
Christmas Tree Pickup
Christmas trees will be picked up January
6, 13 and 20.
Snow Removal Around Mail 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

Junior Bomber Basketball!
Grades: JK-2nd
Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February
Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Location: Kohler School Gym
Cost: $20 for each child (includes a T-Shirt
and Basketball).
Registration is due Monday, January 6 at
Village Hall or Kohler Grade school office.
Employment Opportunity
The Village of Kohler is accepting applications for an Aquatic Manager with the
Recreation Department. Qualified applicants should have current Red Cross lifesaving certification and WSI, or be willing

to update these credentials; previous experience in managing people (especially
young adults); high energy and good organizational skills; be at least 21 years old.
For more information contact Doug Bocchini at or
pick up an application at the Village Hall,
319 Highland Drive, Kohler.
The Village Board approved the following items during their November 10th
and December 1st meetings:
• Operator’s licenses as requested.
• September 2014 Revenue & Expense Reports, bank reconciliation and journal entries.
• Ordinance 2014-6, Related to Penalties for
Worthless Check Violations.
• Storm Water Facilities and Maintenance
Agreement between the Village and
Kohler Co.
• Bid from Mike Koenig as the general contractor for $56,481 for Youth Center remodeling project.
• Sale of Highway PP Sampler for $500 to
Kohler Co.
• Request from Kohler Credit Union to replace existing permanent signage.
• Request from Riverbend for fireworks display December 31, 2014.
• Annual renewal for the Joint Powers
Agreement with the Sheboygan County
Sheriff’s Department.
• 2015 General Fund, Special Funds and
Capital Outlay budgets as presented.
• Ordinance 2014-7, 2015 Budget Adoption
and Tax Levy Ordinance.
• Tourism Promotion & Development Committee funds:
• 2014 Community Christmas Tree $5,000
• Ladies Night Out at the Shops at Woodlake November 13, 2014 $3,750
• Holiday Destination Kohler-Shop, Dine,
Spa Mailer $8,000
• Funding Green Bay Packer digital campaign $20,000

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

12 JANUARY 1, 2015



Kitchens of Kohler Demonstration Series inspires home
cooks to think, cook and eat like a chef
Destination Kohler offers a delightfully
delicious way to enhance cooking skills
at the weekly Kitchens of Kohler Cooking
Demonstration Series at the
Demonstration Kitchen. January through
April, chefs and guests interact in the
intimate, informal working kitchen at The
Shops at Woodlake to demonstrate chefselected recipes from preparation to
presentation to final tasting.
Home chefs have the opportunity to
interact with classically trained chefs
and taste a variety of cuisine while
exploring the tastes of Kohler. Each
attendee, no matter their cooking
abilities, will leave inspired to recreate
these delicious recipes and luscious
treats at home.
Tickets are now available for the 2015
Kitchens of Kohler Cooking
Demonstration Series featuring two
sessions at 11am and 2pm on
Saturdays from January 3, through April
25, 2015 for $35 per person.
Reservations are encouraged; call
1-888-293-7337 for information and
scheduling or visit

2015 Kitchens of Kohler
Demonstration Series Schedule
Chef Richard Palm – Destination Kohler
Join Chef Palm as he demonstrates how
to make two kinds of savory quiche
tarts perfect for breakfast, lunch or
dinner. Then, discover how to prepare
two sweet tarts, one nut and another
fruit, to grace your table any time of the

Chef Paul Smitala – Blackwolf Run and
Chef Dan Dries – Whistling Straits
See two chefs put their own creative
spins on their childhood favorites. Chef
Dries will create a German favorite: pot
roast sandwiches with coleslaw. And
Chef Smitala will delight with two Slovak
recipes: slow-braised chicken with
halushki dumplings and sugar cookies.

Chef Molly Glackin – Executive Pastry
Learn how to decorate a wedding cake
from start to finish with Chef Glackin.
She’ll show piping, icing fondant and
other techniques and have cake samples
for you to taste. Then learn cupcake
decorations perfect for special events or
an everyday treat.

Chef Lucas Oppeneer - Special Events
Intimidated by the idea of hosting a
dinner party? Discover just how easy it
can be. Chef Oppeneer will show you
how to make small hors d’oeuvres,
simple desserts and everything in
between. He’ll focus on foods that will
impress, but aren’t challenging, and
even give you a few tips for decorating
with items you already have around your

Chef Lucas Oppeneer – Special Events
Explore comfort foods that will help
warm you up when the weather’s cold.
Chef Oppeneer will highlight traditional
Wisconsin dishes, such as stews, roasts
and soups, using local ingredients.

Chef Matthew Bauer– The Immigrant
Restaurant & Winery Bar
Join Chef Bauer as he takes your taste
buds on a culinary journey to explore
different styles of cheese and varieties
of milk from the proud artisanal
cheesemakers in Wisconsin. He’ll show
you easy entertaining dishes you can
make at home including braised short
ribs and Pleasant Ridge Reserve grilled
cheese or roasted mushroom and
SarVecchio Parmesan arancini.

Chef Paul Smitala – Blackwolf Run and
Chef Dan Dries – Whistling Straits
Delight in two top sandwiches at Kohler
golf courses, and learn how you can
make them at home. Chef Paul Smitala
will prepare dill and citrus walleye, the
top-selling sandwich at Blackwolf Run,
and Chef Dries will prepare house-made
corned beef brisket, the signature
sandwich at Whistling Straits.
Bakers Doug Stieber and Michelle Gehrig
– Destination Kohler
Take a healthier approach to baking as
you explore a variety of whole grains
with Baker Stieber. He’ll show you how
to mix grains for the right balance of
structure and taste, and he’ll help you
get the knowledge and confidence you
need to get creative at home.

Anette Righi DeFendi – Chocolatier
Join the KOHLER Original Recipe
Chocolates chocolatier for an in-depth
look at truffles, and learn how you can
make them at home.
Tiffany Ringelstetter – Whistling Straits
Ready for a new twist on St. Patrick’s
Day? Learn simple ways to make this
year’s holiday a little different; from a
new twist on corned beef to Irish bacon.
Chef Mark Tennie – Riverbend
Pickling has made a huge resurgence
over the last few years, and Chef Tennie
will show you how to do it at home.
He’ll explore different types of pickling,
show a variety of ingredients, and give
tips for how you can incorporate pickled
items into your own dishes.
Chef Trent Hazelberg – Cucina
Take a hands-on look at two Italian
favorites with Chef Hazelberg. He’ll
explain why homemade raviolis explode
and give you techniques to avoid this,
and he’ll also show you how to make
the best squid ink gnocchi.

Chef Loren Rue – The Horse & Plow
How many spices sit in your cabinet
unused? Join Chef Rue as he takes a
journey to the depths of your spice
cabinet – and throughout Latin America,
the Mediterranean, China and other
locations – and opens your palate to
new flavors. You’ll have the opportunity
to blindly taste herbs and spices in a fun
discovery exercise and then learn how
to apply all of them into basic recipes.
Chef Richard Palm – Destination Kohler
Learn how to power up your morning
with two low-carb high- protein power
muffin recipes that are low in fat and
sugar. Chef Palm will explain why these
recipes are a great way to start your
day, and he’ll also show you how to
make buckwheat and whole-wheat
breakfast crêpes.
Benjamin Reynolds – Special Events
Learn the differences between vegan,
vegetarian and pescatarian, and discover
how to make a recipe using each
cooking style. This demonstration is
great for people who are interested in
becoming a vegetarian or those who just
want to reduce the amount of meat in
their diets.

Chef Zeke Fitzgerald – The Horse & Plow *Demonstration schedule and chef
Every culture on earth has some form of participation are subject to change.
food preservation using salt or oil. Chef
Fitzgerald will explain this interesting
history and demonstrate the
longstanding art. He’ll prepare a wide
range of foods in advance, so you can
taste the end result as he’s
demonstrating how to cure them.

Demonstration Kitchen Series 2015
Saturdays, January 3 – April 25, 11am
and 2pm, $35
Join the chefs of Kohler in The Demonstration Kitchen on Saturdays‚ January
through April. Home chefs have the opportunity to interact with classically
trained chefs and taste a variety of cuisine while exploring the tastes of Kohler.
Reservations are encouraged; call
1-888-293-7337 for information and
scheduling or visit
New Year, “Nu” Hands Event
January 22, 4-8pm, $40
Kohler Waters Spa
With winter now in full swing, it’s important to treat your hands and keep
them looking young and free of spots!
Join us to be the first to get a sneak
peak at the Nu Red Light Manicure, a
NEW service launching in May 2015.
Enjoy a 25 minute manicure, including
red light therapy on the hands. Red
light therapy has been demonstrated to
be effective in stimulating the fibroblasts that produce collagen, which gives
young skin its plump look. This treatment is ideal for preventative skin care,
slowing down the aging process, and
restoring a natural, youthful look. The
event price includes a 25-minute manicure and $30 credit to apply towards
any Skin Authority or NuFace product
purchases during the event (minimum
$50 retail spend). Advance reservations

are required. Please contact Megan
Hoffmann at 920-451-2160 or to reserve your appointment. Space is limited. Registration fee is non-refundable
and non-transferable for special events.
Access to full spa facilities not available
for event attendees.
Wisconsin Food Favorites
January 23-24
Destination Kohler
Celebrate the favorite foods of Wisconsin – not just brats, beer and cheese.
Well, yes those things but also the farm
fresh products, wine and more. Enjoy
specialty dinner and brunch, cooking
demonstrations and a tasting event at
the Kohler Design Center. Call (888)
293-7337 for reservations or purchase
tickets online at
Friday, January 23
Feast of the Great Lakes: 5-9pm Blackwolf Run Restaurant - $30
Give Friday night fish fry a local flare by
sampling the best of the Great Lakes.
Blackwolf Run Chef Paul Smitala will
share his favorites.
Saturday, January 24
Stack & Pour Maple-it-up Breakfast:
7-11am - The Wisconsin Room - $24
Experience the feel of a farm-to-table
restaurant while learning about Wisconsin’s state tree, the sugar maple, from
the owners and harvesters of Meuer

Farms. Enjoy freshly made table side
pancakes, waffles and French toast
stacked with fresh maple syrup. These
engaging presenters will help you understand the complexities of pure syrup
and how it is extracted, harvested and
made into a delicious breakfast commodity.
Cooking with Wisconsin Cheeses:
11am-Noon or 2-3pm - Demonstration
Kitchen - $35
Join Immigrant Restaurant Chef Matt
Bauer as he takes your taste buds on a
culinary journey to explore different
styles of cheese and varieties of milk
from the proud artisanal cheesemakers
in Wisconsin. He’ll show you easy entertaining dishes you can make at home
including braised short ribs and Pleasant Ridge Reserve grilled cheese or
roasted mushroom and SarVecchio
Parmesan arancini.
The Wisconsin Room Tea Party: 13pm - The Wisconsin Room - $30
Put your pinkies up for some savory tea
sandwiches and winter afternoon tea.
Enjoy crackers and biscuits accompanied by Bertram’s Jams, Jellies & More.
Old-Fashioned Demo with Death’s
Door: 3:30-4:30pm - The Winery Bar $25
Wisconsin’s favorite drink. Learn how
to make the original and some new
twists featuring spirits from Wisconsin’s own Deaths Door Distillery. Relax

in the warm atmosphere of The Winery
Bar at The American Club, and explore
Wisconsin’s favorite signature drink, the
classic old-fashioned, with Death’s
Door Spirits.
Taste of Wisconsin - 8-11pm - Kohler
Design Center - $40
Enjoy live entertainment in the beautiful
Kohler Design Center, the Wisconsin
Cook-Off featuring Johnsonville products and sample the best of Wisconsin’s savory foods and brews.
Winter Clearance Sale
January 23-25
The Shops at Woodlake
Save 20-60% in select stores
Visit or call
920-459-1713 for more information.
Bloody Mary Chef’s Brunch
January 31, 11am-1pm, $65
Blackwolf Run
Fun lead in to Super bowl, Interactive
demo with food and Bloody Marys.
For more information, pricing details
and to register call Sports Core at
920-457-4444 or online at for more information.
TRX Training Winter Session 1 and
Group Swim Lessons begin the week of
begin the week of January 5.
Kids on the Move - Saturdays, Beginning January 3, 10-11am

Cardio Tennis - January 5, 7, 13, 15,
19, 21, 27, 29, Times Vary
Kids Night Out - January 9, 5-9pm
Kids Motion - January 17, 9-10am
Friday Fitness Mashup - January 16,
Junior Tennis Pizza & A Movie/Junior
Match Play - January 31, 6-9pm
Salon at Sports Core: Start out the
New Year with a “new” look in our
Salon. From a new color to hair extensions, we can complete the new you.
Looking for more? Enjoy your transition with a friend, and they receive 20%
off their service, and you receive a free
8oz. Bumble and Bumble product. Bring
in your old make-up bag and allow our
make-up artists to revive your new look
with 10% off all make-up purchases.
*Specials not valid with any other
coupons or discounts.
Special workshops and events will resume in June. For more information,
pricing details and to register call
Yoga on the Lake at 920-453-2817.
Yoga in the Dark - January 9,
Yoga Body Bootcamp - January 17,
Overcoming the fear of Inversions and
Arm - January 24, 11am-1pm
Yoga Basics - January 25, 2-4pm