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Kohler women brew up a Kohler strike
surprise Halloween “witch continues
ride” around the Village
By Lisa Luigs Morrissett
(originally published on
You never know who might be
inspired by the simple act of embracing the power of play.
Earlier last month, a friend
posted a link on Facebook about a
group of women in Hamilton,
Montana, who gathered for what
they called “The Witches Bike
Brigade.” The picture of these
women dressed up, smiling, laughing, and clearly having the time of
their lives, was purely irresistible.
I was compelled to re-post, if only
for a little giggle before scrolling
along to watch the next cat video.
I was completely surprised by
the overwhelmingly enthusiastic
reaction from friends that WE
It got me thinking that yes, actually, we must do this.
Why do kids get to have all the
fun on Halloween? I confess, I'm

desperate for any excuse to play
with my friends, but I had no idea
other grown women felt the same
way. I’m more than a little jealous
my daughter gets to spend most
every day hanging out with her
friends. Who moved my fun? It
was time to assume the role I’d
been born to play: Mischief
As Halloween drew closer, the
weather looked less and less cooperative. What started as a large
coven began to shrink faster than a
cheap hot-washed-and-dried cotton t-shirt. Each of us hemmed and
hawed: to ride or not to ride? Waiting until literally the last possible
second, I decided screw it, I’m
doing it and hoped like hell someone else would show.
Lo and behold, 10 other brave
souls decided the same thing.
Outfits ranged from a $1 Goodwill hat to a full-on gorgeous witch
ensemble complete with a

Kohler witches line up before takeoff

corseted, sweeping black coat. The
intrepid group included a down-toearth vice-president of a large corporation, a chatty spinning class
master who could’ve ridden all
night, a proper English lady with a
wicked sense of humor, a coffeeslugging pet sitter, a salt-ofthe-earth equestrienne, a compassionate accountant who collected
food pantry items from us, a hilariously outgoing swim coach, and
several delightful women new to
the village. We came from different walks of life, but shared the
common thread of not letting a little rain ruin an outlandish parade.
As it had been a few months
since I’d last ridden my broomstick, I was a bit shaky in the saddle. The rain didn’t help, but at
least it wasn’t snowing (always a
possibility in this neck of the Midwest Coast).
There were a few factors we
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– Photo by Laura Conklin

On November 15 the 2,100member United Auto Workers
Local 833 voted overwhelmingly
to reject what Kohler Co. described as its “last, best, and final
offer” for a new contract with the
union. The two-tier wage structure
is the main sticking point for the
94 percent who voted to reject the
offer, but the cost of insurance and
lower wages were also contributing factors. After the vote, UAW
833 leaders called for the first
strike since 1983.
The two-tier wage structure and
a wage freeze was implemented
five years ago after the union
voted to accept the company’s
contract to avoid layoffs during an
economic downturn. Since that
time, new Tier B workers have
been hired at 35 percent less pay
than Tier A veterans nearing retirement, who have worked for the
company for 30-plus years. The
union contends that the company
is doing much better since the
economy -- including the housing
and construction market -- has improved, and they want the two-tier
system gradually eliminated during the next few years so Tier B
workers have a chance to work up
to the same wages currently being
earned by Tier A workers doing
the same jobs.
The highest paid Tier A workers
make about $23.45 (compared to
$22.54 in 2010), while Tier B
workers earn from $11.34 to
$14.68, depending on skills and
other factors. The company’s offer
to Tier B workers, which it says is
based on benchmarking against
the most recent Department of
Labor wage survey, would bring
them immediately up to wages
ranging from $14.50 to $17.50 for
associates that average 2.3 years
of service, with additional 40 cent

increases in each of the second
and third years.
Tier A would receive annual
wage increases of 50 cents per
hour in each of the three years of
the contract, bringing Tier A to an
average projected $24.95 per hour
in the third year of the agreement.
There are also additional wage increases for skilled trades associates.
Some benefits were also improved in the offer, and the company said Tier A and Tier B
associates will also receive $1,200
and $1,000 bonuses, respectively,
which can more than cover the increase in the health care premiums
in the three years of the agreement. More details can be viewed
The UAW Local 833 Bargaining
Committee said the bonuses
minus applicable taxes fall short
of picking up the monthly increase
in healthcare costs and insurance
premiums for many Tier B associates. The union said some may
find their pay raise gouged by the
rising health care cost.
The union’s proposal asked for
Tier B workers to receive 75 percent of Tier A wages upon hire; 80
percent at two years; 85 percent at
three years; 90 percent at four
years; and 100 percent at five or
more years. All Supplement B
wage adjustments negotiated
above 75 percent would be excluded. The union then wants a 63
cent increase the first year and 66
cents each year after during the
three-year contract. The union
agreed with most of the other benefit offers from the company.
Their proposal can be viewed at
In an open letter on November
25, Kohler Co. president and CEO
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DECEMBER 1, 2015




Kohler Strike, Continued from page 1
David Kohler pointed out that
without the two-tier structure implemented in 2010, more than 400
current permanent positions in the
new Tier B would not exist. (David
assumed the role of CEO after his
father, Herbert Kohler, stepped
down this past June). Kohler said
with competitors moving to lowercost operations in the South and
offshore for the past 20 years, the
manufacturing site in Kohler can
no longer compete cost competitively at the Tier A wage level. He
said that if the two-tier wage structure disappears, so do the local
manufacturing jobs.
The Kohler manufacturing site is
one of 13 Kohler Co. manufacturing facilities in the United States
and 48 across the world, many of
which, Kohler said, are larger and
equally productive. Local manufacturing associates account for
only 6 percent of their global
workforce of 33,000. Though
Kohler said the company wishes
for Sheboygan County to remain
one of its manufacturing locations,
he indicated that the savings of
moving production out of Sheboygan County would be more signif-

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icant than the profit being made.
The strikers dismissed the letter
saying they believe it would cost
more for the company to move operations, than to stay.

As of this printing, though, a few
workers have crossed the picket
line, the strike continues into its
second week, and no negotiations
are scheduled.
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“Timeless Christmas Movies” Holiday Parade – 4:30 p.m.
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Community Christmas Tree Lighting
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DECEMBER 1, 2015


19th Annual Gingerbread
Festival begins first
weekend of December
Since the Great Gingerbread
Festival began in 1997, more than
108,000 people have visited the
Waelderhaus during the annual
holiday event, and another 7,500
are expected this December. Beginning the weekend following
Thanksgiving, Kohler Foundation
welcomes visitors to the historic
“house in the woods” in Kohler
with extended hours and weekly
free musical performances.
Delicious locally-made gingerbread creations will fill the Saal
(the great hall of the Waelderhaus),
and visitors are encouraged to look
closely (but are asked not to taste)
and vote for their favorites in each
age category. These creations are
on display throughout the month
of December (1100 West Riverside

Drive, Kohler). The classrooms
and community groups whose
hand-made houses (and boats, and
barns, and stadiums, and sculptures) garner the most votes will
receive cash prizes for first, second
and third place. Complimentary
gingerbread cookies will serve to
protect the sweet creations from
hungry visitors during extended
holiday hours: Sunday through
Friday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
While browsing the gingerbread
creations, Waelderhaus visitors are
welcome to rest a spell and enjoy
festive seasonal music each Saturday and Sunday during the festival
at 2:00 p.m. Performances by a variety of local groups including the
Sheboygan Pops Concert Band

Elves, Sheboygan Symphony Carolers, harpist Katherine Ray, Plymouth High School’s Junge
Kameraden German Band, and the
Kohler Madrigals will fill the hall
with a joyful noise. A list of all the
featured weekend performers is
available on the Kohler Foundation’s website.
Admission to the Waelderhaus
and the Gingerbread Festival, including the musical performances,
is free. Tours are offered daily at
2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
throughout the month of December (closed Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day). Group tours are
available by appointment. For
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hadn’t anticipated, the most obvious being the effect of aerodynamic lift on an oversized witch
hat. Even though we had one hand
strangling the handlebars and the
other hand firmly attached to the
black 747s perched atop our
heads, many successful hat liftoffs
ensued. Ride 100 feet, hat flies off,
everyone stop, pick up soggy hat,
try to gain momentum, ride 100
feet, hat flies off…
The wannabe badass gang of
biker moms looked more like firsttime stick shift drivers.
After several false starts, we
found our rhythm, and decided our
first “witch bombing” should be
the driveway of The American
Club. We spied people taking pictures of us from the restaurant
while a valet attendant tried very
hard to avoid eye contact, most
likely fearing he would turn into a
pillar of salt. Some things you just
can’t ignore. Or unsee. Like a
band of middle-aged witches on
bikes in the front of a five-star resort. We were laughing so hard at
our own absurdity we could hardly
stay upright.
With no logged flight plan, we
roamed the village like an unpredictable flock of screeching magpies. “Oooh – let’s go here! Oooh
– next we go there! Don’t forget
my house!” Trying to get ahead
and set up for a good group shot,
our resident reporter/photographer
admonished us. “You ladies are
hard to stalk!”
As kids collected their FDA-approved serotonin-covered heroinlike nugget bombs, we wobbled
along, accidentally terrorizing several small children, delighting
some older ones, and successfully
amusing the surprised adults who
no doubt wished they were riding
with us.
I may have crossed the fine line
of decorum when we rode by the
house of our sweet yoga-teaching
GMO vigilante, taunting her with
shrieks of, “We want high fructose
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want it NOW!” Not sure if she’ll
ever forgive me, but maybe she’ll
leave me alone when I wax lyrical
about the health benefits of candy
corn pumpkins.
As word spread through the village that witches were on the
loose, with each stop we became
more famous. Well, as famous as
one can be in a town of 2,000. But
hey, once a fame ho, always a
fame ho.
One dad asked if men were allowed to ride next year.
A well-seasoned triathlete
dubbed us the “Witch Peloton.” I
might have to incorporate a yellow
jersey into my outfit next year.
One stop included wassail from
friends who own a pediatric dentistry practice. I may or may not
have made fun of them for passing
out toothbrushes in a lame attempt
to pretend they were “protecting”
kids’ teeth, but knowing full well
that "Halloween” is French for
“job security.”
Hard to believe only one of us
crashed. Blame it on the wa-wawa-wa-wassail…
One by one, the soggy witches
waved goodbye and drifted home,
no doubt with cold hands, tender
rears, shredded vocal cords, sore
abs from hours of laughter, and
fun tanks overflowing.
In her poem “The Summer
Day,” the magnificent Mary
Oliver poses the question: “Tell
me, what is it you plan to do with
your one wild and precious life?”
I’ll continue to ask my friends if
they can come out to play, then put
on my witch hat and ride.

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Frank P. Williams (1939 - 2015)
Frank P. Williams, 76,
of Kohler died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, October 21, 2015,
at St. Nicholas Hospital
while surrounded by his
Born June 13, 1939,
in Ty Ty, Georgia Frank
was the son of the late
Thomas Frank Williams
and Corinne E. (Painter) Williams.
Frank attended schools in Ft.
Walton Beach, FL and was a graduate of Gordon Military College in
Barnesville, GA. In March 1958,
his senior year, Frank was named
winner of the Good Citizenship
Medal which is awarded annually
by the Lamar-Lafayette Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Frank then attended Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta,
GA and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Ceramic Engineering in 1964.
On October 1, 1999, Frank was
united in marriage to Sandra L.
(Raeder) Ourada at Bethany Reformed Church, in Sheboygan, WI.
Frank started his career with
Kohler Company at the Spartanburg, SC plant as a Ceramic Engineer February 1966. After 34
years, Frank retired from Kohler
Company in 2000 as the Vice President of Global Vitreous Operations, K&B Group. In 2008 he
became a valued consultant for
Kohler Company and was working
in his 49th year. He had a passion
for his work, traveled extensively
throughout his career, had developed many relationships and was
well respected around the world.
Frank was a member of Kohler’s
Quarter Century Club.
Frank’s hobbies included spend-

ing time with family,
fishing, boating, and
hunting – especially
dove hunting in Paris,
TN. In earlier years he
enjoyed field trailing
dogs, his famous black
lab, Candlewoods Super
Tanker had won many
awards. Most notable
were the North American Field Trial competition which
was won in 1990 and the National
Field Trial Competition in 1992.
He also enjoyed his sports cars.
Frank valued family and friends;
he enthusiastically spent time sharing insightful stories and world experiences. He embraced the family
holiday traditions and cherished
spoiling his grandchildren.
Frank is survived by his loving
wife of 16 years, Sandra L.
Williams of Kohler, WI; a daughter, Kelley A. Moore preceded him
in death; three stepchildren, David
(Kristina) Ourada; Jeffrey (Terry)
Ourada all of Sheboygan, WI;
Kristine Maddix of Charlotte, NC.;
a sister, Bonnie Lea Runnels and
brother-in-law, Davage Runnels,
Jr., of Destin, FL; sister-in-law,
Darla and brother-in-law, Dr.
Simon Ghanat of Goose Creek,
SC.; an Aunt, Carolyn Flynt (94
yrs. old) of Marshfield, MO. Four
grandchildren (Allyssa, Alexander,
Donovan and Sophia) and one
great grandchild, Pierson; a niece
Shannon Thomas (Stephen);
nephews, Davage J. Runnels III
(Darien), and Michael Scott Runnels (Allyson). Great nieces and
Frank attended Bethany Reformed Church, Sheboygan, WI.
A private committal for the family was held on Friday, at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in

Kohler, WI. In lieu of flowers, a
memorial fund was established
with the MDA/ALS/Cancer foundations.
The family would like to extend
their appreciation to the hospice
staff at St. Nicholas Hospital for
their care and support.
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Lakeland College teams up with Kohler
High School for band concert
Lakeland College’s concert
band teamed up with Kohler High
School’s band in November and a
combined ensemble of the musicians brought down the house with
a spirited rendition of the wellknown hit, The Washington Post.
Kohler’s middle school band got

the night started, followed by performances by the Kohler High
School band and Lakeland’s band
before the climactic collaborative
performance. Kohler’s jazz band
then played a song to conclude the
“It was our absolute pleasure to

play alongside the Kohler bands,”
said Chris Werner, Lakeland’s assistant professor of instrumental
music and director of bands. “The
bands at Kohler have a tradition of
excellence, and each ensemble
played an inspired program – from
the classics of Mozart and Bach to

contemporary works by Boysen to
the marches of Star Wars.
More than 130 musicians played
together when the Lakeland and
Kohler bands joined forces for The
Washington Post.
“We hope our presence showed
some of the musical opportunities

at the collegiate level,” he said.
“Hopefully many of these young
musicians will continue to perform
music and keep music a part of
their lives after high school.”

The Kohler School Foundation thanks the following businesses
and individuals for their generous support of the 2014 Fall
Follies and, in turn, the Kohler Public School District
We extend our deepest gratitude to our Supporters and Volunteers listed below
Above and Beyond Children’s Museum
Alchemy by Nina Kohler
Dave and Stephanie Aldag
Allechant Boutique
Allen Edmunds
Alyca and Andrew Arentsen
Art Imigs
Bank First National
Andy and Lael Bagnall
Jeremy Behler
Michael Belot
Tom and Diane Belot
Big Apple Bagel
Amy and Mark Biznek
The Black Pig
Kathleen Blaser
Betty Bley
The Blind Horse
Blue Harbor Resort / Latitude
Doug and Lisa Bocchini
Eldon and Judy Bohrofen
Paul and Sara Breitenbach
Brewers Enterprises
Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family
Foundation, Inc.
Tarra Brotz
Bulitz Pumpkin Farm
Bullard Children’s Dentistry
Caan Floral and Greenhouses
Steve and Christine Campione
Elise and Mark Cantrell
Cassy Tully Fine Art
Catalunya Restaurant
Pam Butler Channel/Nest
Chicago Cubs
Jess Childs
Daven Claerbout
Comedy Sportz

Cosmic Bounce
Costco Grafton
Joni Coto Dominquez
Katy Creek
CrossFit Eastern Ridge
Vicki DaSilva
Dave DeBruin and Tech Ed Class
Holly DeBruin
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Dollhouse Dance Factory
Drake Hotel
DuBois Formalwear
Duane DuMez
Ike and Sharyl Dyksterhouse
Entourage Salon and Spa
El Camino
Amy Elsesser
Lynn Erbstoesser
Falls Firehouse Pizza
Festival Foods
Melvin Free
Fresh Snapped Photos
Gabes Construction
Tim and Laura Gabrielse
John and Sandy Garland
Tom and Rita Gast
Lydia Geddes
Gingham Girls
Green Bay Packers
Groove Salon
Greg and Jennifer Grose)
Jodi Grossen
Carol Grover
Jim and Sarah Hapeman
Art and Cheryl Hamill
Harry’s Diner

Harry’s Prohibition Bistro
Heck Capitol Advisors
Tom Hecht
Jeff and Suzie Herold
Hiawatha Bank
Kathy and Jay Hoekstra
Holiday’s Pub
Molly and Rob Holzrichter
Lori and Len Hucke
Nina Hughes
Matt and Sandy Jacobson
Hui Jiang
Jimmy John’s
Johnson Bank
Johnsonville Sausage
Just Orthodontics
KLC Football
Ulrich and Christina Koberstein
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Laura Kohler and Steve Proudman
Nina and David Kohler
Kohler Co.
Kohler High School Art Department
Kohler Public Schools
Dana Krejcarek
Wendy and Jim Kukla
Deborah LaDuke
Lakeside Pepsi
Jim and Linda Lewis
Christopher Lofgren
David and Nancy Madigan
Magestro Orthodontics
Kate Marventano
Masters Gallery- Jeff Giffin
Dennis and Maggie Melowski
Edward and Jacque McKelvey
Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Mike Molepske
Mona Lisa Salon
Morgan Stanley
Laura Multer
Tom and Jill O’Donnell
Sara Olaso
Maryellen Pelligrino
PGA of America
Pfister Hotel
Pizza Ranch
Prevea 360
Prevea Health
Richardson Industries, Inc.
Kristi and Jim Richerson
Road America
Ken Roeder
Kristin Romanoski
Randy and Rita Romanoski
Stacy Rozmarynowski
Salon 511
Salon Aura of Kohler
Salon Sase
Coralee Sandee
Amy Schoenfeldt Photography
Pete and Erin Schueller
The Sheboygan A’s
Shedd Aquarium
Sheboygan Chevrolet
Shining Lotus Yoga Studio
Daniel and Megan Shvartsman
Siebkens Resort
Debbie Silvestri
Scott and Amy Silvestri
Mark Skogen
Ed and Sara Smith
Jaswinder and Rana Sokhi
Jody Solberg

Stardust Limousines
Laura Stayer
Dr. Peter and Julie Steinert
Ginger Sterling
Sud z Paws
Superior Lawn and Garden
John and Margaret Suralik
Sweet Basil
Sweet Potato’s Boutique
Tangerine Salon
Nicole Thomas
Torke Coffee Roasting Co.
Diane Torke
Heather and Jay Torke
Ward Torke
Quynh and Joe Trueblood
Laurie Turner
Jeff and Tania Twohig
Amy Unger
Tom and Jeanne Valicenti
Village of Kohler Recreation Department
Wade House Historic Site
Todd and Kristine Wake
Watson’s Vending
Victorian Village
Christine Voice
David and Chelsie Warner
Jonny Wheeler
With Child Maternity & Baby Boutique
Marlene and Stew Yang
Yoga on the Lake
Charyl and Mark Zehfus

DECEMBER 1, 2015


Rebuttal from resident toward
proposed nuisance ordinance
dealing with rentals
Submitted by David O'Keefe
[Editor’s note: This rebuttal is in
response to an article in the November 1 issue of The Kohler Villager where residents called on
Village officials to adopt a nuisance abatement ordinance and
create a database of all rental
properties located in the Village of
Kohler thtat would be updated annually and involve an inspection of
the property (interior and exterior)
every two years, or as needed. The
issue will be taken up again at the
December 7 Finance Committee
Kudos to The Kohler Villager
for disclosure of proposed nuisance ordinances intended to preserve community safety and civic
culture. Oddly enough the off-target proposal assumes its goals can
be achieved by intruding on private property rights and at worse
permitting property confiscation if
doing so suits Village interests.
When deemed sufficiently offensive, property violations and behavioral nuisances – found
abundantly in others – could result
in civil property forfeiture, likely
arbitrarily determined. The proposal hints at targeting landlords
and renters, but, in the end how
can the municipality fairly decide
to treat property ownership and
residency differently?
The proposed reporting, inspection, and surveillance protocol is a

misguided answer in search of a
problem, and does not consider the
Village’s need to accept macroeconomic and demographic shifts to
maintain a vibrant community. In
addition to wounding civic culture,
nuisance ordinances will interrupt
the privilege of ownership and remove incentive for property upkeep especially among the
Village’s original dwellings. In
place of dormitory arrangements
of the past, current property owners provide rental housing to residents who in turn contribute to the
Village. Landlords also assume
risk of ownership, keep a vested
interest in maintaining property,
and provide affordable housing to
an ever mobile workforce faced by
flat wages and just-in-time employment. Therefore enacting
stringent certification policies
could have an opposite effect on
overall community quality.
Not to discount the discomfort
of those affected by nuisances;
however, this potential policy
overreach originates in response to
situations ably monitored by the
Village’s exemplary law enforcement professionals. The Village’s
experienced officers deal with nuisances, accidents, safety, and
sundry topics daily, but, also illustrate their training and sophistication by managing world class
events. Within the village there is
nothing new under the sun justify-

ing draconian municipal action;
besides, government is expensive.
Adding property inspection to payroll and burdening law enforcement with renter surveillance will
create mission creep where citations and confiscation necessarily
become the means to pay for the
policy while obscuring the cost of
government from tax payers. The
Village can avoid government that
pays for itself.
Remember, in government it is
less about office holders than
about the spoils. When some day
the Village is deprived of the wisdom of its current leadership, candidates could be motivated to run
to get their hands on nuisance ordinances for settling grudges, forcing gentrification, and denying
liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Smart doctrine does not rely on
good people or tempt them with
tools of mischief.
The Village’s past can be commemorated, but, not codified.
Thus, instead of encouraging an
emboldened municipality with tangential property interests, Village
leadership could in spirit and policy facilitate the transition to inexorable economic, cultural, and
demographic trends. If civic culture is important, the Village’s outlook should be welcoming and
forward looking. Respecting property rights is a good place to start.



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an understanding of their characteristics to help you in your daily life.
In this class, you will also practice
a Chakra Meditation and you will
be given a custom visualization and
breathing exercise based on your
chakra scan. Presented by UW Instructor and Reiki/Master Teacher,
John Oestreicher.
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $30.00 (cash or check)

Bethany Lutheran Church
222 Church Street, Kohler
Reverend Robert Steele
Advent and Christmas Worship Times
Advent Services – Wednesday, December 2, 9 and 16 at
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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Thursday, December 24 at 6:00pm
Christmas Day Service w/Holy Communion – Friday,
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December services at Grace UCC
Public Invited – Special music
service, December 13, 2015 at 10
The people of Grace UCC, 500
School Street, invite the public to
join them for their 10 a.m. Sunday
service on December 13. The
Senior Choir, under the direction
of Audrey Braatz, will enhance
the service singing four anthems
proclaiming the reason for the
season. The Senior Choir will
sing Shout for Joy, Ye People, a
collaborative piece between
Joseph Martin and Victor Johnson, as an advent call to the coming Christ. Michael Phillip’s As
Lately We Watched, is a musical
rendition of the angelic encounter
with the shepherds. Once in Royal
David’s City, an arrangement by
Mark Shepperd of Cecil Alexander’s and Henry Gauntlett’s traditional carol recalls the wonder and
amazement of God’s activity in


Christmas services at Bethany
Lutheran Church

the birth of Christ. The final
choral piece will be Come, Follow
That Star, Don Besig’s musical
piece calling all wise people to
carry on the work started on that
first Christmas night. The choral
pieces will be arranged around selected scripture readings telling
the story of wonder as we celebrate the gift of God in our midst.
Grace UCC sets its services for
Christmas Eve Grace UCC will
hold Christmas Eve services at
6:30 and 9:30 pm on December
The 6:30, Family Celebration
Service will feature scripture
readings for the season separated
by carols and anthems. The
Christmas message will be a rendition of a Christmas story in
which the work of God is made
known to the world. The finale of
the service will be a time of candlelight and carols as we observe

the hushed silence of the first
The 9:30 Celebration Service
will contain readings, carols, and
candles alongside a message of
God’s saving grace in the gift of
The public is invited to celebrate this God inspired holiday by
joining the people of Grace UCC
on either occasion.
Grace UCC celebrates with a
Craft workshop and lunch
On Dec. 13, after the 10:00 service, the people of Grace UCC and
visitors are invited to a craft workshop and soup lunch. After the
lunch there will be a time to put together a few simple holiday crafts.
People are invited to come and
join us by signing up ahead of time
and bringing a dessert to share.

School District of Kohler
April 5, 2016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election to be held in the
School District of Kohler on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The
term of office for school board members is three years beginning on
Monday, April 25, 2016.
Pete Schueller
Marlene Yang
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy, must be filed no later than 5:00
p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in the Kohler School District office
located at 333 Upper Road, Kohler, Wisconsin, between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, mailed to the address noted above or filed personally with the school district clerk,
Chad Hamilton or school district deputy clerk, Ms. Quynh Trueblood.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the
primary will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
A description of the school district boundaries can be obtained from
the school district office.
Given under my hand, on 1 November, 2015.
Chad Hamilton
School District of Kohler Clerk
Kohler School Board Member

DECEMBER 1, 2015







N Hall

Limited Edition Village Print for Sale

Only 20le!

Set of 10

Kohler Village Notecards
Includes two each of five colorful scenes from Nathylie Ross’
painting of the village printed on glossy card stock, plus ten envelopes.
Cards are blank inside with a description of each scene on the back.
Packaging features a color image of the painting, too!

Perfect for gift giving at only $7 per set. Cash or check only.
Mail orders? $10/set includes shipping to US addresses.
Send orders to: 319 Highland Dr., Kohler WI 53044 (920) 459-3873
At the request of the artist’s family, any profits from the sale of these
notecards will be given to the Waelderhaus.

Village Meetings Scheduled for December
12/2 Library Board (at Library) 12:30 pm
12/7 Property Committee
4:00 pm
12/7 Finance Committee
5:00 pm
12/14 Village Board
5:30 pm
12/17 Planning Commission
4:30 pm
All meetings are held at Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise indicated.
Property Tax Bills
Tax bills will be mailed on or before December 15. Watch
for a special mailing with additional tax information. 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.
If you wish to make payment by credit card call
1-800-2PAY-TAX or visit
At the prompt, enter jurisdiction code 5814. After authorization of your payment, you will be given a confirmation
number that you should keep for your records. There is a
fee charged for this service. Credit cards will not be accepted at the Village Office, this service is available by
phone or Internet only.
Real estate taxes may be paid in full or in two installments. Payments in full are due January 31, 2016. Installments are due: first half due January 31, 2016; second
half due July 31, 2016.
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
Altered dog/cat
$ 5.00
Late fee
$ 5.00
Cash or check only.
Village Office Hours
Regular office hours are Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. The Village Office will be closed:
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1
Nomination Papers for Spring Election
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, is the first day to circulate
nomination papers for the 2016 Spring Election. Nomination papers are available at the Village Offices during regular business hours or on-line at The

“Kohler Village” by Nathylie Ross, 1986
A depiction of life in 1933 as remembered by the artist.
New printing! Unframed 18”x24” prints available at Village Hall.
$30 cash or check only + $10 first class shipping to US addresses.
Send orders to: 319 Highland Dr., Kohler WI 53044 (920) 459-3873
At the request of the artist’s family, any profits from the sale of this
print will be given to the Waelderhaus.

due date for filing nomination papers is Tuesday, January 5,
2016, at 5:00 pm. All terms begin on Tuesday, April 19, 2016,
and are for two years. The following offices are to be elected
to succeed the present incumbents listed:
Village Trustee – Susan Jaberg
Village Trustee – John Pethan
Village Trustee – John Winter
If you have any questions regarding nomination papers,
please contact the Village Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 920-4593873 or email The Spring Primary, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016,
and the Spring Election will be held on Tuesday, April 5,
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UAW 833 Strike
As of this writing it is day 5 of the picketing. I wanted to
thank the Village of Kohler citizens for their understanding
and thoughtful calls, e-mails, and text messages in support of
our efforts. I want everyone to know that we truly appreciate
it. Also, I wanted everyone to know that we are trying to do
everything we can to remain neutral, but keep the safety of all
as our main priority.
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 vehicles when stopping.
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, remember that
getting ready in the winter takes more time, so to avoid having to rush, plan ahead.

Snow Emergency
To find out if a snow emergency is in effect for the Village, call 459-3881 anytime, or check the Kohler website
at There is no parking on village
streets during a snow emergency. A snow emergency is
called when accumulation is expected to exceed 4-inches.
Snow emergencies are typically called from 8:00 am
until 12:00 pm to give the snowplows an opportunity to
finish clearing the streets with no cars in the way.
Snow Removal
Winter is here. Here are some reminders on Village
snow removal ordinances and policies.
Please remember to shovel your sidewalks within 24
hours after a snowfall event.
Do not blow or shovel snow back into the street.
Please remove vehicles from the street when the plows
are in operation.
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.
Yard Waste Pickup
The last yard waste container pickup for the season is
December 1, 2015.
Christmas Tree Pickup
Christmas trees are considered yard waste and will be
picked up curbside on Tuesday, January 5th and 12th. All
ornaments and lights MUST be removed. No trees in

Junior Bomber Basketball
Students in JK-2nd grade Junior Bomber Basketball will
be starting Saturday, January 9th. Junior Bombers meet
Saturdays in the Kohler School Gym from 9:30-10:45
a.m. starting January 9th through February 6th. Cost is $20
for residents and Kohler Public School students. Registration is available online at or at Village Hall.

The Village Board approved the following items during their October 12th and 26th meetings:
• Appointment of John Winter to serve as Village Trustee
and a member of the Property Committee for the remainder of the term through April 2016.
• Operator’s licenses as requested.
• Quality State Oil Co. Inc. change of agent.
• August 2015 Revenue & Expense reports, bank reconciliation and journal entries.
• Labor Contract for Kohler Police Association Local
Snow is on the Way
• Termination of agreement for assessing services with
The Village of Kohler doesn’t have winter parking regulaValue Solutions.
tions like many other communities with parking on the even • Request from Riverbend for a fireworks permit for Noor odd side of the street throughout the winter months. That is
vember 3, 2015.
typically done so if it snows the communities can completely • Resolution 2015-11, Official Statement of Intent for Isclear the streets after the snowstorms over two days. Instead,
suing Debt for 2015 Capital Outlay Purchases and
we just rely on residents moving their vehicles promptly after
Legal Expenses Related to Property Tax Appeals.
snowstorms. All vehicles need to be removed from the streets • Requests for Tourism Promotion & Development Comin the event a Snow Emergency is called. The DPW is remittee funds:
sponsible for the snow emergencies being called. If large
• $17,000 ESPN-Wisconsin Radio Packer radio shows
snowfalls are anticipated, be mindful that a snow emergency
at the Horse & Plow
may be called. Also, just a reminder that it is illegal to blow
• $5,000 Community Christmas tree
snow into the Village streets. Helping out in these areas
makes our streets cleaner and safer during the winter season.

10 DECEMBER 1, 2015




Kohler 7th and 8th grade
girls play half-time at
UWGB game

Junior Bomber
Grades: JK-2nd
Saturdays, January 9-February 6

On Friday, November 13, the Kohler 7th and
8th grade girls basketball teams played at halftime of the UW-Green Bay Phoenix women’s
game versus Marquette University. 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 3,000 spectators.

Time: 9:30-10:45
Location: Kohler School Gym
Cost: Resident or
Kohler Public School Student $20

Calling Kohler alumni
Saturday, December 26 is the
Kohler alumni basketball game

– Submitted photo

Kohler 7th and 8th Grade Team members include: Front row (left to right): Elaine
Sun, Cadi Zhang, Ella Ziemer and Erin Pellegrino. Middle row: (Left to right):
Mari Perez, Lily Montes, Natasha Sokhi, Samantha Kochan, Kayleigh Pilgrim,
Payton Schueller and Izzy O’Donnell. Back row: Madeline Thomas, Erin Farrell,
Sammy Cassady and Mallory Keller.

– Submitted photo

Izzy O’Donnell, Kohler 8th grader, and Mallory Keller,
Kohler 8th grader, lead a fast break during the halftime scrimmage at the UW-Green Bay Phoenix

All-conference teams
announced for fall sports
Coaches for each sport recently
voted for their 2015 All-Big East
Conference teams for football,
girls volleyball, and boys soccer.
Honors were accorded to several
Kohler players, listed below.
The Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/
Sheboygan Christian team compiled a 6-2 record, finished fourth
in the conference standings, and
qualified for the Division 4 playoffs where they suffered a 49-8
loss to eventual state semi-finalist
Freedom in their opening game.

First Team Offense:
Michael Chorowicz, Sr.
Luke Heinen, Jr.
Brayden Van Ess, Jr. (unanimous selection)
First Team Defense:
Michael Chorowicz, Sr.
Second Team Offense:
Jack Kohler, Soph.
Second Team Honorable
Mention - Offense:
Michael Gesch, Sr.
Luke Silvestri, Jr.
Alex Timm, Sr.
Sam Kohler, Jr.

Second Team Honorable
Mention - Defense:
Michael Gesch, Sr.
Sean Delahunt, Sr.
Sam Kohler, Jr.
Sam Pfrang, Sr.
Zach Hendrikse, Jr.
Michael Stock, Jr.
Honorable Mention:
Amanda Egbert, Sr.
Second Team:
Sam Wenberg, Sr.
Brady Stefanczyk, Jr.
Honorable Mention:
Nick Wandschneider, Fr.

We would like to invite Kohler men and women alumni
to get together to play a friendly little game of basketball.
Yes, you graduates from the 60's too. It is a fun night when
at times fathers and sons are playing on opposing teams.
Of course, we need fans too. Bring the family for an entertaining night of Kohler hoops. You may witness some of
our State Tournament Champions on the court.
WHERE: Kohler High School Gym
WHEN: The gym opens at 6:00. Games start at 6:30
Fees: Player $5.00, Adult $3.00, Student $1.00.

A World of Christmas
Holiday Songs, Carols, and
Customs from 5 Countries
Written by Sally Albrecht,
Arranged by Wendy Kukla
Kohler Elementary Holiday Musical
Friday, December 18th 2:00 p.m.
Kohler Memorial Theatre

Notice of Educational Options and School Accountability Report
The Kohler School District is notifying parents of the educational options available to
children who reside in the resident school district. Educational opportunities and resource links available to Kohler resident students include:
• Kohler School District-
• Department of Public Instruction -
• State Virtual Schools including those listed at:
• Full-time open enrollment -
• Youth Options -
• Course Options -
• Home-based private education -
Currently, the Department of Public Instruction is prohibited from publishing an accountability report for the 2014-15 school year. As such, the Kohler School District will
reference our most recent accountability report. Our report cards can be located at the
following link: or by searching “school report card” on the
Department of Public Instruction website. In addition, the District website contains links to this information under Kohler Highlights.

Strategic Communication Plan Process


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DECEMBER 1, 2015


October 26, 2015
6:40 p.m.—Regular Board Meeting (Kohler Public Library)
-MINUTESCall to Order
Marlene Yang called the meeting to order at
6:40 p.m. in the Kohler Public Library. Chad
Hamilton called roll. The following board
members were present: Marlene Yang, Chad
Hamilton, Christina Koberstein and Pete
Schueller. Diane Kelly was absent.
Statement of Public Notice
October 23, 2015
Approval of Agenda
Christina Koberstein moved to approve the
agenda. Chad Hamilton seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Persons addressing the Board of Education
John Adams spoke to the board regarding
parental engagement. David Warner commended the board for moving the committee
of the whole meetings to the library and for
changing the board meeting dates to the 4th
Monday of the month so residents are able
to attend village board meetings on the 2nd
Monday of the month. Marge Voigt expressed her appreciation for Kohler schools
and noted some room for improvement.
Megan Drevline commented on school life
balance and the expansion of technology
Board President’s Report (Marlene Yang)
Marlene expressed her appreciation to
the parents and community members for
attending the board meeting.
Superintendent’s Report (Quynh Trueblood)
I enjoyed being a panel member alongside Principal Tim Brown and Director of
Student Life Doug Bocchini in a debate
on random drug testing in the high
school for the Writing, Oration and Rhetoric class. The student voice formed
from their questions and comments are
an important part of the learning experience in this class.
As a shark on Shark Tank with middle
school entrepreneurs, I invested over 1
million shark dollars on products. Based
on their creative and innovative ideas,
thorough business plans, selection of
target audiences, and assessment of
market competition and growth potential,
I believe my investments will yield profits
and further develop their entrepreneurial
skills. I thank Mr. Coenen and his students for inviting me to join them in a
rich learning experience. I would also
like to thank my co-sharks, Marlene
Yang, Matt Kautzer and Tim Brown.
Professional development reached a
peak this month. Administrators are
structuring meetings and conversations
with a transformational leadership framework. The learning began with introducing John Hattie’s work in Visible
Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning to the faculty. The Department of Education is hosting a
workshop series this year focused on
helping educators remain focused on
learning in a time of high accountability.
The series is based on John Hattie’s
work. Over 15 years time, Hattie synthesized research involving millions of students and represents the largest
collection of evidence-based research
(meta-analysis of over 900 cited studies)
into what actually works in schools to
improve learning.
The faculty learned about 12 things (of
150) to have impact on student learning.
Some things have a big effect while others have a small effect. The two highest
influences on student achievement are
developing high expectations for each
students (effect size 1.44) and providing
feedback (effect size 0.75) while the two
lowest influences are retention-one year
hold back (effect size -0.13) and teacher
subject matter knowledge (effect size
0.90). The reveal of these effect sizes
caused reflection and lively conversations.
Principal’s Report (Lisa Greene)
The teachers really enjoyed conferences held
in mid-Oct.  It is nice to have the opportunity
to have discussions surrounding student
The elementary students have been on the
move!  We have had some great October
field trips: pumpkin patches, apple orchards,
Henschel farm, the Lizard Mound County
Park, Trees for Tomorrow, performing arts
center, and the Children’s museum.

The traveling continues through the rest of
the month with the 4th grade will be out
looking at glacial landforms at the Ice Age
visitor Center and the 3rd grade going to the
Wade House to learn about “Change over
time,” which is a social studies curriculum
focus for them.  Field trips enhance our universal curriculum and give the students experiences upon which to build their
knowledge.  We greatly appreciate the support of the Kohler School Friends for their
support of these great inspiring adventures!

first step towards individual teaching
metacognition surrounding their own work.

Our PBIS focus this month is on Cafeteria
behavior with an emphasis on “Leave no
trace,” which means to pick up your garbage
and clean up after yourself.

District Assessment Report
Quynh Trueblood presented to the board.

The Kindergarten and 4K classes are working on their PALS assessment (Phonological
Awareness Literacy Screener).  The information we gain from this assessment will help
the teachers be able to design individualized
instruction to best meet student learning

Consent Agenda
Approval of September 28, 2015 Board
Meeting minutes
Approval of Invoices
Reports of the Finance Committee—
State certification of pupil count—discussion was held
Review of the budget—discussion was
Property valuation redetermination summary—discussion was held
Annual meeting dates—discussion was
Reports of the Committee of the Whole—
Recommendation to adopt the proposed
budget for the 2015-2016 school year
subject to information from the state and
the village
Recommendation to approve revisions
of the strategic plan
Chad Hamilton moved to approve the consent agenda. Pete Schueller seconded the
motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Grades 3-8 have now finished their NWEA
MAP testing. This is important baseline data
where we track growth and identify our Intervention needs.
Principal’s Report (Timothy Brown)
Our High School has seen a very active past
few weeks.  Juniors took the PSAT test on
October 14th and on the same day our Senior class held their annual scholarship meeting.  
Academically, we have a class, Writing, Oration and Rhetoric that has been bringing in
amazing guest speakers to share their opinions with the class.  The first debate topic
surrounded “If college athletes should get
paid” and was spoken to from Kyle Rechlich,
Head Womens’ Basketball coach for the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Ted Perry
from Fox 6 News, and Fred Goldsberry who
currently is the assistant coach for the UWM panthers women’s basketball team.  The
second debate surrounded random drug
testing for high school students and students
heard from Mr. Doug Bocchini, Director of
Student Life, Superintendent Quynh Trueblood and Mr. Timothy J. Brown Kohler High
School Principal.  Finally, the last topic surrounded Minimum Wage.  This debate was
held between Dennis Gasper of the Republican Party of Sheboygan, Jim Carlson, KMUC
Union Leader and Scott Cieszynski a local
small business owner of a local Jimmy
Essentially, every two weeks this class
addresses a different current topic and
students are to research and research,
debate and write on a topic.  It is a highly
engaging class taught by Mr. Poytinger
and Mr. McGilligan-Benton.
3)  Our middle school has also seen a busy
month.  The 8th graders took a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field trip through the Kohler Factory
and our 6th graders took a science trip to
Camp Y-Koda to study outdoor ecology.  Finally, our middle school held the first dance
of the year and Ms. Nicole Nevers organized
a very safe, respectful and responsible
evening for our students.
4) At the middle school level we are also focused on attendance, with an emphasis on
tardies.  Our goal for the year was 85% on
time behavior.  Through October 16th, our
students were 99.2% ON TIME to class.  We
are on pace to smash our target.  
5)  Finally, the school board has contracted
with Peggy Black to move our learning community into transformational
leaders.  Through discussions with Mrs.
Black, and CESA 7 Workshops focused on
creation of Visible Learning Communities I
am currently engaged in a personal book
study.  These experiences have identified
ways our administration can help Lead and
Transform our school.  One are the middle
and high school could improve was in Innovation and Lead Learning.  Lead Learning is
designed to provide forums for educational
pedagogical discussions, risk taking and
study.  We currently have twelve teachers (of
twenty-three) who are engaging in the progression of their own practice through reading the John Hatte Book: Making Learning
Visible.  This process is in direct response to
the district-wide professional development,
best practices and homework initiative.  Understanding the Large-Effect practices is the

District Strategic Communication Plan
Christine Koberstein reported that the district
is working with school perceptions to receive
feedback from the parents and the community. The goal is for communication to
achieve clarity, cooperation and understanding.
Student Achievement Report
Lisa Greene presented to the board.

Review of District Finances
The 2015-2016 budget is on-track this year.

Action and/or Discussion Items
Set the 2015-2016 school year tax levy
Pete Schueller moved to set the school tax
levy of  $5,742,815 for the 2015-2016
school year. Christina Koberstein seconded
the motion. All ayes. The motion was carried unanimously
Adopt the proposed budget for the 20152016 school year
Pete Schueller moved to adopt the proposed
budget for the 2015-2016 school year. Chad
Hamilton seconded the motion. All ayes.
The motion carried unanimously.
Consideration and adoption of a Resolution
approving a $1,000,000 short term revolving credit agreement with Associated
Bank, National Association for the 20152016 school year
Chad Hamilton moved to adopt a resolution
approving a $1,000,000 short term revolving
credit agreement with Associated Bank.
Christina Koberstein seconded the motion.
All ayes. Motion carried.
Approve revised strategic plan for the
2015-2016 school year
Christina Koberstein moved to approve the
revised strategic plan for the 2015-2016
school year. Pete Schueller seconded the
motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Adjourn to closed session to consider employment, contracts and performance-related information for employees over
which the school board has jurisdiction or
exercises responsibility pursuant to Wis.
Stats. 19.85 (1) (c).
Marlene took a roll call vote to enter into
closed session. All ayes.
While in Closed Session the Board discussed
Chad Hamilton moved to enter into open
session. Pete Schueller seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Christina Koberstein moved to adjourn.
Chad Hamilton seconded the motion. All
ayes. The meeting adjourned at 10:02 pm.




Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the School District of Kohler, in Sheboygan County,
Wisconsin, held at the Kohler Library in said district on October 26, 2015, at 6:30 o’clock
in the evening pursuant to the notice duly posted as follows:
Notice for Budget Hearing
Chad Hamilton, Board Clerk read the following notice:
Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the School
District of Kohler, County of Sheboygan, State of Wisconsin,
that the budget hearing will be held in the district library of the
school on Monday, the twenty-seventh 26th day of October,
2015, at six o’clock p.m. Detailed copies of the budget are
available for inspection in the District Office at Kohler Public
Schools, 333 Upper Road, Kohler, Wisconsin.
Dated this 16th day of October, 2015
Marlene Yang, president, Board of Education, called the budget hearing to order at 6:00
p.m. Those present for the meeting included: Pete Schueller, Christina Koberstein,
Marlene Yang, Matt Kautzer, Quynh Trueblood, and Paula Anderson. Diane Kelly was
This notice appeared in The Sheboygan Press on October 16, 2015.
Presentation/Discussion of Proposed Budget
Matt Kautzer reported the levy for the year will increase 1.43%. The corresponding levy
rate will decrease an estimated 3.06%, due to an increase in property values of 4.63%.
The school tax levy for the 2014/2015 school year was $5,661,973. The levy for the
2015/2016 school year is $5,742,815, an increase of $80,842 or 1.43%. The estimated tax levy rate will decrease from $10.82 per $1,000 of property value to $10.49,
a decrease of 3.06%.
Marlene Yang called for questions or comments from the floor. There were none.
As there were no further questions, the meeting adjourned at 6:25 pm.
Call to Order
School Board president, Marlene Yang, called the Annual Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Appointment of Ballot Clerks
Paula was appointed as ballot clerk.
Elect Chairperson of Meeting (WI ST 120.08(1))
Chad Hamilton moved to elect Marlene Yang as chairperson for the meeting. Christina
Koberstein seconded the motion. There were no further nominations. All ayes. Motion
carried. Marlene Yang assumed the chair.
Elect Person to Act as Clerk (WI ST 120-01(1))
Chad Hamilton, Board Clerk, was present. There was no need to elect an acting clerk.
Reading of the Notice of the Annual Meeting
Chad Hamilton, Board Clerk read the following notice:
Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the School District of Kohler,
County of Sheboygan, State of Wisconsin, that the annual meeting of said district for
the transaction of business will be held in the district library in the school on
Monday, the twenty-sixth 26th day of October, 2015, at six-thirty o’clock p.m.
Dated this 16th day of October, 2015
The notice appeared in The Sheboygan Press on October 16, 2015 and October 21,
2015. The notice also appeared in The Kohler Villager on October 15, 2015.
Treasurer’s Report (WI ST 120.11(3)), (120.16. (4))
This is a report of all receipts and expenditures of the last fiscal year. The report figures
are listed in the column headed “Un-audited 2014-2015”. The full report of receipts and
expenditures were included in the Annual Meeting Booklet.
Resolution A - Adoption of Tax Levy (WI ST 120.10(6)(7)(8)(9))
Marlene Yang, Chairperson, called to consider a motion to levy a school tax as recommended in the School Board’s budget for the operation of schools, pupil transportation,
building and maintenance, debts, and capital outlay for the 2015-16 school year Tax
Levy - $5,742,815.
Pete Schueller moved to approve the tax levy for the 2015-2016 school year as
$5,661,973. Christina Koberstein seconded the motion. Ballots were distributed. All
ayes. Motion carried.
Consent Agenda
Chad Hamilton moved to approve the items on the consent agenda. Christina Koberstein
seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
Resolution B – Reimbursement of School Board Expenses (120.10(4)).
Authorize the payment of actual and necessary expenses of a School Board member when traveling in the performance of duties including the IRS reimbursement
rate for use of their own vehicles.
Resolution C – Legal Proceedings.
Authorize the Board to direct and provide for the prosecution or defense in which
the school district is interested (120.10(14)) (120.15(2) (3)) (120.16(2)). This is
a routine authorization and saves calling a special meeting each time legal action
might be needed.
Resolution D – Transportation.
Authorize transportation of students who reside more than two miles from the
school or in a hazardous transportation zone (120.10(7)) 121.54(2)
New Business
Set Annual Meeting Date for 2015-16 School Year (120.08). Annual meetings may not
be held before May 15th or after October 31st. Due to tax and state aid information that
arrives on October 15 each year, it is recommended to have the meeting before October
Marlene proposed the meeting be on October 24, 2016.
Marlene adjourned the meeting at 6:40 pm.
Present: Pete Schueller, Christina Koberstein, Paula Anderson, Marlene Yang, Matt
Kautzer, and Quynh Trueblood. The following Kohler residents were also present: David
Warner, Heidi Becker, Melissa Ninham, and Megan Drevline.
Annual Meeting Mins_October_15

12 DECEMBER 1, 2015




The Shops at Woodlake
Kohler Welcomes Salon

After months of renovation and
expansion, The Shops at Woodlake Kohler welcomes Salon
Aura, a prominent group of Aveda
salons based in Appleton and
Green Bay, and the fifth location
in its portfolio. Salon Aura, previously the Salon at Sports Core,
hosted a Grand Opening Celebration on November 12, 2015 at the
new space during Ladies Night
out at The Shops at Woodlake.
“The Shops at Woodlake are
thrilled to welcome Salon Aura to
the community and to the portfolio of our boutique and specialty
shops,” said Scott Silvestri, Director Destination Kohler Development & Marketing. “Salon
Aura’s extensive services and full
retail offerings will add another
level of excitement to The Shops
at Woodlake. We look forward to
many years of partnership.”
The annual Ladies Night Out

event took place at the Shops at
Woodlake on November 12, offering guests the opportunity to
enjoy the variety of shops, take
advantage of specials for that
night only and to spend time with
friends in a fun environment. In
addition to in-store promotions,
there was a holiday cooking
demonstration by Chef Trent
Hazelberg of Cucina and minimassages and hand treatments by
Kohler Waters Spa. The Shops at
Woodlake are home to more than
20 specialty shops and boutiques
features men’s and women’s apparel, toys, collectibles, restaurants, home furnishing and design
stores, as well as a Demonstration
Kitchen. In recent months, The
Shops at Woodlake has undergone
beautification projects to include
new landscaping, signage and
awnings throughout the shopping

“We are so proud of this beautiful new space, and to be working with the professional and
talented associates coming from
the Salon at Sports Core. The
Grand Opening was our way of
welcoming existing and new customers to experience and enjoy
Salon Aura. We are excited to be
part of the Kohler community,”
said Jim Gill, owner of Salon
In addition to tours of the new
5,000 square-foot salon and meeting the team, Salon Aura welcomed guests with complimentary
eye and hair treatment samples,
specials on service packages,
launching of its limited-edition
holiday products and conducting
drawings all day for prizes such
as products and services. A Grand
Prize drawing was also available,
offering “A Day of Aveda for
Two” and valued at $700.

Kellie Pickler
The Kohler
Golf Academy concert
still available
Indoor Studio
set to open:
December 4
Continue to golf this winter in
the Kohler Golf Academy Indoor Studio located at The
Shops at Woodlake Kohler at
795 Woodlake Road.
Indoor Studio Specials include:
- Four – 45 minute lessons,
practice sessions and a gift for
- 45 Minute lesson and lunch for
Store Hours for December 2015
- Monday – Friday – 10am to
- Saturday – 10am to 5pm
- Sunday – 11am to 5pm
Visit us at, or call 920.565.6075
to reserve your lesson today.

– Photo courtesy of Kohler Co.

Have one of "The Best Days of
Your Life" at the Kellie Pickler
concert at Destination Kohler.
Catch famed country music artist
and TV personality live at the
Kohler Memorial Theatre on December 12 at 8pm. Remaining
tickets are available for purchase
online at
starting at $50. Hotel packages
featuring an exclusive meet and
greet opportunity with Kellie
Pickler are also available.
For more information call

18th Annual Gingerbread Festival
Through December 31
The Waelderhaus
During the 2015 holiday season, visitors to
the Waelderhaus will experience a magical
Gingerbread Village, made by local school
and community groups. In addition, free
musical performances will be held each
Saturday and Sunday during the season at
2pm. Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite gingerbread creations, and at the end
of the Festival, the winners in each age category will receive cash prizes for their
classrooms! More than 7,500 visitors are
expected between Thanksgiving and New
Year’s Eve. The overall highest vote-getter
in 2014 was created by Cedar Grove-Belgium Elementary School, titled “Castle in
the Clouds”.
The End Zone with Antonio Freeman
Mondays, 6-7pm
The Horse & Plow
ESPN Wisconsin presents The End Zone
with Antonio Freeman at The Horse & Plow
on Mondays from 6-7pm at The Horse &
Plow until the end of regular season football. Score yourself a seat as Green Bay
Hall of Famer Antonio Freeman, ESPN Milwaukee’s Drew Olson and a featured pro
football player of the week break down all
the action. The live broadcast will be broadcast throughout the dining room of the historic taproom. Stick around after the show,
and enjoy Monday night football and drink
specials. For VIP seating reservations call
920-457-8000. Stay current with every
episode of the show by listening to the podcast at There will not
be a show on October 26.
Toys for Tots Donations
Through December 14th
Movers & Shaker Kids Toy Store
Bring a new, unwrapped toy for our Toys for
Tots collection box until December 14th.
For more information call 920-453-2874.
Visit with Santa
Saturdays, November 28 – December 19,
Movers and Shakers Kids Toys
Skip the hustle and bustle of big box stores
and find all your child’s favorites at Movers
& Shakers Kids Toys. More than a toy
store, this unique shop is an experience.
Guests are greeted with a fairy-tale environ-

ment complete with exciting toys, books,
fun games and much more. 920-453-2874
Letters to Santa
Through December 24
Movers and Shakers Kids Toys
Kids can post their holiday wish lists to the
North Pole in our Santa mailbox.
Holiday Customer Service Center
Through December 24
The Shops at Woodlake
Make what’s under your tree beautiful with
complimentary gift wrapping, bring your
Shops at Woodlake purchases to our Holiday Customer Service Center and our team
will put the final touches on your special
finds. Monday –Saturday 11am-6pm, Sundays 11am-5pm, Christmas Eve 10-4pm
SPArkle Promotion
Through Dec 10
Kohler Waters Spa
Enjoy a SPArkle discount on SundaysThursdays of $50 off a 50- or 80- min
service(s) or 20% off finishing services
such as manicures, pedicures, hair, makeup & waxing. Excludes seasonal services &
cannot be combined with any other offers.
Call 855-283-7137
Exhibit: One & Only: Gifts Made by Hand
Through January 24, 2016
ARTspace – A Gallery of the John Michael
Kohler Arts Center
A curated selection of exquisite work by
skilled artists from across the United
States. Select from a wide range of jewelry,
glass, ceramics, textiles, prints, sculpture
and paintings.
Please call 920-452-8602 for more information.
December 4, 5, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27,
28, 29, 30 – 5-6pm
December 24 – 8-9pm
The American Club Library
Two Day Meat Sale
December 4-5
Woodlake Market
Stock up on great specials for the upcoming holiday season! 920.457.6570
Holiday Afternoon Tea
December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 26 – 1-3pm
January 2, 8, 9 – 1-3pm
Wisconsin Room
$30 Adults, $14 Children’s Tea, plus tax

and gratuity. Call for reservations
Feast of the Seven Fishes Buffet
December 4, 11 and 18, 5:30-9pm
Wisconsin Room
Menu posted weekly; Includes a glass of
Sparkling Wine/Sparkling Cider
$52 Adults, $18 Children 4-12 years, under
4 years free; plus tax and gratuity. Call for
reservations 920-457-8000.
Breakfast with Santa
December 5 and 19, 9:30-11am, $30 for
adults, $22 for children 3-12 years, children under 3 free
The American Club – Great Lakes Ballroom
Enjoy a delicious family-friendly breakfast
and take pictures with Santa and Mrs.
Clause. Call 920-457-8000 for more information. Purchase tickets online at
Mistletoe Brunch
December 6, 13, 20, 27 – 9am-1pm
Wisconsin Room
$40 Adults, $16 Children 4-12 years, under
4 years free; plus tax and gratuity. Call for
reservations 920-457-8000.
Spaliday Celebration
December 7, 4-6pm or 6-8pm, $35 per
Kohler Waters Spa
Join us for the annual Spaliday Celebration
as the holiday spirit comes alive in the relaxing atmosphere of the Kohler Waters Spa
in Kohler. Mingle with spa industry experts
and representatives; learn tips tricks and
techniques; experience mini-treatments
throughout the spa; enjoy one-night-only
savings on holiday gift sets and signature
products; taste a variety of delicious hors
d’oeuvres and refreshments. Two sessions
available from 4-6pm and 6-8pm (Registration for each session begins ½ hour prior).
A portion of proceeds will be donated to
Charity: Water. Register online at
Wine and Spirit Celebration
December 11-12
Woodlake Market
Tastings and Samplings of great wines,
spirits, and beers perfect for complimenting
your holiday parties alongside samples of
holiday homemade favorites from Wood-

lake Market. Sampling times and items vary
by day. Most demos will take place Friday
from 3pm-6pm and Saturday from Noon to
5pm. Be sure to take note of preorder specials to be announced the week of the
event! 920.457.6570
DJ and Karaoke
December 11, 8pm-Midnight
Horse & Plow
A DJ will share music in a variety of genres
including country, oldies and request with
Holiday Seafood Extravaganza
December 14-20
Woodlake Market
Great savings on your favorite Holiday
Seafood Items. 920-457-6570
Kohler Cinema – Polar Express
December 19, Doors open at 5pm, show
begins at 5:30pm,
$4 per person / children under 2 years are
Appley Theater
Concessions and snacks available for purchase.
One Day Fresh Seafood Sale
December 23 (while supplies last)
Woodlake Market
Unbelievable specials on your FRESH holiday seafood needs! 920.457.6570
For more information, pricing details and to
register call Sports Core at 920-457-4444
or online at for more information.
Kids Motion: Wednesday, December 9 at
Join us for some winter stories and crafts
and fun in the snow! Ages: 2-4 year olds
Kids Night Out: Friday, December 11 at 59pm
Everyone needs a night out now and then!
Why not make it a fun evening for the kids,
too? Join us for an evening of holiday
games, crafts pizza and a movie. Snacks
and beverages will also be provided.
Adult Tennis Mixer: Friday, December 18 at
Bring a friend or come solo for 2 hours of
mixed partner doubles tennis play. Open to
players of all levels. Social to follow in

For more information, pricing details and to
register call Yoga on the Lake at
920-453-2817 or Please
contact for more
Slow Flow Surrender & Cultivating Your
Home Practice: December 4, 7-9pm
Yoga & Recovery: December 5, 10:30am12:30pm
Yoga for Social Activism: December 5, 23:45pm
Partner Yoga & Thai Massage: December
6, 10:30am-12:45pm
Yoga & Myofascial Workshop: December
12, 10:30am-12:30pm
1 stands for Higher Truth, 0 stands for
Emptiness, and 8 stands for Infinity: December 20, 5-7pm
Restorative Circuit and Aromatherapy with
Jessica Kohn: January 3, 3:30-4:45pm

– Photo courtesy of Kohler Co.

Save the Date: Wisconsin
Food Favorites
January 29-31, 2016
There is more to Wisconsin foods than
brats, beer and cheese. Destination Kohler
Chefs will introduce you to products from
local farmers and producers as they prepare and celebrate the foods of Wisconsin.
With food demonstrations, a field to table
breakfast, and a Wisconsin heritage dinner,
all things Wisconsin will be the theme of
the weekend. Join our beverage team as
they introduce you to the different recipes
and flavors of the classic Wisconsin cocktail – the Old Fashioned. Mark your calendars and check online at for schedule details.