Volume 6, Number 6

The Kohler Public Works De-
partment has received numerous
complaints about vehicles parked
on the street during snow removal
operations, which makes it very
difficult for snowplow operators.
If a snow emergency is declared,
no vehicles are allowed to park on
the street. A snow emergency is
called when four or more inches of
snow is forecasted. The snow
emergency is typically called for
the hours of 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
This allows residents a chance to
get their vehicles off the street be-
fore they go to work and school.
Vehicles will be ticketed by the
Police Department if parked on the
street during a snow emergency.
The Public Works Department ap-
preciates all efforts to keep vehi-
cles off the street while plows are
in operation. For up-to-date snow
emergency information, call (920)
459-3881 or listen to WHBL
Kohler Schools invites public
to attend its High School Expo
The public is invited to attend
the Kohler High School Expo to be
held on Saturday, January 8 from
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Learn about
Kohler’s college prep curriculum,
extensive extracurricular activities,
and athletics programs. There will
be opportunities to meet students,
parents, and teachers, as well as
experience the school’s outstand-
ing food service offerings.
With the open enrollment pe-
riod beginning February 7, Kohler
Schools hopes to retain or attract
students by promoting its qualities
which include:
= Small, safe high school.
= Extracurricular and athletics
open to all students.
= Highest ACT scores in Sheboy-
gan County.
= Comprehensive curriculum in-
cluding advanced placement, hon-
ors, and college accredited
= Caring community which raises
over $100,000 annually to support
school needs.
= Advisory model which guides
student development and supports
all students in building a respect-
ful, caring school.
= Distance learning and online
The state Open Enrollment pro-
gram allows families living outside
any given school district to apply
for tuition-free enrollment into the
school of their choice. Kohler has
been successful in attracting open
enrollment students at the elemen-
tary level, but would like to
achieve better retention of students
at the high school level.
Recent nationwide surveys of
business leaders, college instruc-
tors, and high school graduates re-
port that nearly half of high school
graduates are ill-equipped for col-
lege and the workforce. According
to American College Testing
(ACT), one in every four students
leaves college before completing
sophomore year, and nearly half of
all freshmen will either drop out
before getting their degree, or
complete their college education
elsewhere. Kohler graduates will
be on hand at the Expo to talk
about how their Kohler High
School education prepared them
for the rigors and high expecta-
tions of colleges and today’s com-
petitive workforce.
Vehicles will
be ticketed
during snow
Kohler High School students attending class in the Distance Learning Center
After nearly four months of
labor negotiations between Kohler
Co. and United Auto Workers
Local 833–which represents 2,000
workers at the company–union
members voted on December 19 to
accept what the company called its
“best and final” offer. The com-
pany’s proposed contract calls for a
two-tier wage system (which al-
lows for limited use of temporary
workers at lower pay), a 5-year pay
freeze, and higher employee contri-
butions toward health insurance. Of
the union members who turned out
to vote, 62 percent voted in favor,
while 38 percent rejected the deal.
UAW president Dave Bergene
said he was disappointed, but not
entirely surprised by the out-
come.“People are somewhat under
some duress, the economy is really
bad, I’m sure that played a part in
it,” said Bergene. As an incentive
to ratify the contract, the company
offered $1,000 signing bonuses
plus additional holiday pay this
Kohler Co. officials believed the
cuts were fair and necessary to
keep its Village of Kohler-based
manufacturing operations compet-
“Kohler Co. is pleased that
union associates have voted in
favor of the labor contract and we
appreciate their support. Both bar-
gaining teams worked long and
hard to reach agreement on this
contract and should be commended
for their dedication and efforts.
This new contract includes signifi-
cant compromises made by both
teams, and today’s decision helps
Left: union
members cast
their votes.
Right: Union
president Dave
Bergene and
Dave Boucher
announce re-
sults to media.
More photos at
ensure that our Sheboygan County
manufacturing operations will be
sustainable into the future, while
minimizing the impact on our cur-
rent associates,” said Todd Weber,
Kohler Co. spokesperson.
Out with old contract, in with the new...
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United Auto
Workers Local
833 has settled
their five-year
contract with
the Kohler Co.
This brings an
end to the prolonged and tense ne-
gotiations for Sheboygan County’s
largest employer. Without consid-
ering the final offer by the Kohler
Co., it would appear that many in
the County and in the State of WI
are breathing more easily. This was
certainly implied in a recent article
published in The Sheboygan Press.
The headlines were: “City unem-
ployment jumps to 10.1 percent.”
The increase came after a three-
month stretch in which the city’s
jobless rate had remained below 10
percent, including October’s rate
of 9.5 percent. Union leaders con-
firmed, too, that continued eco-
nomic uncertainty likely com-
pelled many workers to vote for
the deal anyway. It is also gratify-
ing to recognize that the Kohler of-
ficials said the contract ensures that
the company’s local manufacturing
operations will remain viable in the
long term. All of the above re-
solves the concern of a recent edi-
torial by The Sheboygan Press:
“No one really knows what will
happen if Local 833 does not ratify
the contract, but we hope those
questions never have to be an-
swered.” My sincere thanks are ex-
tended to the many workers who
recognized that it would not have
been in the best interest of anyone,
if the contract was not ratified.
For the past several weeks, you
may have noted the disruption of
traffic flow on Highway PP (earlier
known as Highway 28). The cul-
prit for the disruption was that the
stormwater culvert pipe separated
from the catch basin inlet on the
south side of CTH PP curbing,
causing the stormwater to flow
over the embankment and erode
from the hillside. The Village of
Kohler’s 18" sanitary sewer pipe
was exposed from the hillside.
Sheboygan County, owner of CTH
PP since 1992, proceeded to install
a new high density polyethylene
pipe (HDPE) to replace the metal
culvert stormwater pipe. The Vil-
lage of Kohler had the responsibil-
ity to install a concrete structure to
protect the Village’s sanitary
sewer, which was endangered dur-
ing the installation of the new
stormwater pipe. Bruce Neerhof,
DPW Superintendent, did a superb
job in working with Kohler Co.,
Sheboygan County and the Kohler
Village Board for addressing this
major problem and getting it re-
solved so quickly.
On a quarterly basis, the heads
of the local governments are in-
vited to meet with the Chairman of
the Sheboygan County Board,
Mike Vandersteen. The purpose of
the quarterly meetings could be
viewed as twofold: an opportunity
for the heads of the local govern-
ments to meet and work with each
other, and to address current and
future issues that local govern-
ments should consider and discuss.
At the December 1st meeting, the
local government heads identified
five prioritized issues for discus-
sion at future meetings. Those is-
sues are: State budget/levy limit
(status)/prevailing wage, review of
unfunded mandates, transportation
aids, tort reform, and coordinated
fire service. The next meeting will
be held on March 2nd. Watch for
an update in the April issue of The
Kohler Villager.
The old year has become a part
of history, and, all of us look for-
ward to a NEW 2011 – in hopes
that the New Year will continue to
be the turning point for the world
economy…with an emphasis on
employment at the local level. Of
course, there is always the a bigger
concern is the difficulty of success-
ful efforts for peace at the national
and international levels. For we
know that the lack of peace imper-
ils the safety of all creation.
Best of wishes…
John Egan,
Interim Village President
From the Village Board President . . .
Lost: Gold necklace
A Kohler resident is missing
a 1/4 inch wide, 18 inch long
gold serpentine necklace that
she believes came unclasped
while she was wearing it. If any-
one has found the necklace,
please call 208-1302.
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Police Athletic League Brat
Fry to be held February 20
Submitted by Rob Vander Schaaf
The Kohler Police Athletic
League (KPAL) will be holding its
annual brat fry on Sunday, Febru-
ary 20, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. at the Kohler firehouse
on Highland Drive.
The mission of KPAL is to
sponsor and support local pro-
grams involving Kohler youth in
sports and programs promoting
good citizenship. This past year
KPAL donations included the
Kohler scouting program and
awards of two high school scholar-
ships to encourage our kids to
grow to reach their potential. We
also sponsor the Kohler Pool Sum-
mer Swim Meet, Kohler Soccer
Club, youth baseball and flag foot-
ball leagues, summer soccer and
basketball programs. This year we
again were a major contributor to-
ward startup costs and ongoing ex-
penses for the newly formed 6th,
7th and 8th grade football league.
For the year 2010, the KPAL do-
nated in excess of $10,000 to the
youth of the Village!
Kohler Police and Athletic
League members and the youths
from some of the major programs
we support will be going door-to-
door in the village selling tickets
for this important village event.
Please contact your favorite KPAL
member if they don’t catch you at
home. Better yet, join the KPAL
and become involved with our
projects to improve opportunities
for Kohler youth.
The KPAL is sometimes con-
fused with the Kohler Fire Depart-
ment, probably because many of
our functions are held at the Kohler
Firehouse. We are separate from
the Fire Department, but our two
organizations cooperate in many
ways. The KPAL uses the Fire-
house for our meetings, Brat Fry
and bingo. Our bingo nights are
held in the evening on the fourth
Sunday of the month, March
through November.
See a KPAL member for ad-
vance tickets at one dollar each.
These tickets make you eligible for
our door prize drawings, which in-
clude gift certificates as well as
many other prizes. Our grand prize
this year is a $250 Kohler Hospi-
tality certificate. The tickets are
also good for one dollar in trade on
the purchase of food and drink the
day of the brat fry. They include
discount coupons redeemable at
Lettuce Eat, Bread & Bean Eatery,
Falls Firehouse Pizza and Cousins
Kohler Police Athletic League
Sunday, February 20, 2011
11:30 A.M. – 6:00 p.m.
Kohler Fire House
Highland Drive in Kohler
Brats, burgers, chicken sandwiches,
potato salads, beans, desserts, drinks,
raffles and door prizes
Proceeds go toward KPAL Kohler youth programs
Please watch for your neighbor members and youth
who will be selling tickets door to door and at various
other locations for this important event
For information or tickets call Jim at 457­4722
We are proud of what we do for
the youth in the Village. We appre-
ciate the support of everyone men-
tioned above, and we hope that you
can help support our programs this
year by coming to the brat fry. If
you would like to join the KPAL,
need tickets to the brat fry call Jim
Tesmer at 457-4722, or just need
more information, please call Rob
Vander Schaaf at (920) 467-4657.
The Kohler Civic Organization
will begin to update the Village of
Kohler Directory for 2011. Please
submit any changes for your ad-
dress, telephone number, and/or
name. Also, if your name was omit-
ted in the 2010 Directory, please
submit that information too. All in-
formation should be emailed to
Amy Balge: (abalge@att.net). The
update on this information is due to
Amy Balge no later than February
15, 2011.
Your changes
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Beginning January 10, 2011, new day-
care services will be provided by a loving
Kohler mother of two school-aged chil-
dren. Full- and part-time openings avail-
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Gently used boys and girls toys/games
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Yielding mind, body and spirit
Kohler resident opens new martial arts school
By Jeff Pederson,
Sheboygan Falls News Editor
Whether for self defense, phys-
ical fitness, inner discipline or
competition purposes, studying the
martial arts can be fulfilling on
many different levels.
With over two decades of expe-
rience under his belt as a partici-
pant and instructor in numerous
martial arts disciplines, Jeff Sass of
Kohler is ready to pass along his
deep-rooted passion and extensive
knowledge to others.
The California native recently
opened Meiyo Michi Jujutsu Acad-
emy in Sheboygan Falls. The She-
boygan area’s newest martial arts
school focuses exclusively on the
martial arts of Seibukan Jujutsu,
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Taijutsu.
The debut of Sass’ new Jujutsu-
based school is the latest stop on
his highly successful and diverse
martial arts journey, which began
in 1989 as a youth in Morgan Hill,
“In California, the martial arts
are very big,” he said. “I had a
friend that got me into Tae Kwon
Do and it quickly became my sport
and a major part of my life.”
At the core of Meiyo Michi
Academy curriculum is Seibukan
Jujutsu, which is a formal Japanese
martial art rooted in the samurai
Seibukan Jujutsu utilizes joint
locks, strikes, pressure points,
throws, drop and pins, as methods
of successfully yielding to oppo-
“Seibukan Jujutsu is basically
the art of yielding,” Sass said. “It
focuses heavily on the use of
weapons and self defense against
weapons like knives and swords.
“There is really no sporting as-
pect to it, so you don’t see
Seibukan Jujutsu used in competi-
tion,” he said. “It utilizes Japanese
terminology and techniques, 90
percent of which are carried out in
the standing position.”
According to Sass, Seibukan
Jujutsu is popular among law-en-
forcement professionals.
“I would say 40 percent of stu-
dents of Seibukan Jujutsu are po-
lice officers,” he said. “There are a
lot of elements that are applicable
to law enforcement. It relies on an-
gles and distractions to allow a per-
son to take down and pin a heavier
or well-armed opponent.”
Seibukan Jujutsu classes are
geared to students age 14 and
Sass also teaches a slightly dif-
ferent form of Jujutsu called
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
“Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more in-
formal and loosely organized,” he
said. “It combines Japanese jujutsu
and judo. It is primarily focused on
grappling and ground fighting.
“Timing and leverage are key
elements which are used to give a
smaller person the ability to control
and defeat a larger opponent. Joint
locks and chokes are common
Because of the more intense and
combative nature of Brazilian Jiu-
Jitsu, classes are open to students
age 16 and under.
Sass also teaches Taijutsu to
younger students between the ages
of 5 and 14.
Taijutsu teaches the core skills
that form the foundation of all mar-
tial arts disciplines.
“The Taijutsu classes are geared
to young kids and juniors, so we
focus on the fundamentals of mar-
tial arts,” Sass said. “We have an
emphasis on self-defense tech-
niques, including striking, kicking,
blocking, escaping and fighting
“Body movement is a big key,”
he said. “I teach kids how to be de-
fensive and mobile to subdue an at-
tacker. The basics that students
learn in Taijutsu can be directed
into any of the martial arts.”
After owning and operating a
Tae Kwon Do school in California
for several years, Sass moved to
the Sheboygan area in 2005 to take
a position as a police officer with
the Kohler Police Department.
Although he had not taught
martial arts in the Sheboygan area
prior to opening Meiyo Michi
Academy in early October, Sass
had been interested in getting back
into teaching since moving to the
area five years ago.
“I had been thinking about
opening a school and getting back
into teaching for quite a while, but
between my job and my family ob-
ligations, there just wasn’t time to
do it,” he said. “I have a great sup-
port system at home and things just
came together to make this hap-
Although he is not yet well
known as a martial arts instructor
in the area, Sass is looking forward
to attracting a solid group of stu-
dents to his school.
“I know I am basically starting
JEFF SASS recently opened Meiyo Michi Jujutsu Academy at 1086 Fond du Lace
Ave. in Sheboygan Falls. Sass is currently teaching classes in Seibukan jujutsu
for youths and adults age 14 and older, Brazilian jiu-jitsu for youths and age 16
and older and taijutsu for children age 5 and older.
– Falls News photo by Jeff Pederson
Call 920.457.WOOF to schedule your
next appointment. (Weekends available)
3513 S. 32nd Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081 920.457.WOOF (9663)
from scratch,” he said. “We have a
small and modest space, but size is
not as important to me as quality.
Sheboygan Falls and this location
provide a good fit for what we are
planning to do here.
“I don’t necessarily need to
have a huge school. If that happens,
it would be great, but I would like
to have a good core group of stu-
dents to work with. If I can do that,
I will feel successful.”
Classes are currently under way
on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
evenings, with some Saturdays
mixed in.
“We run classes on a continual
basis all year long,” Sass said.
“People can sign up on a month-
by-month basis and come and go as
they please. We don’t have con-
tracts or obligations or anything
like that.
“I invite people to come by to
just watch or try out a class for free
to see what it is like. Everyone is
welcome to see what we are all
Sass said martial arts classes ap-
peal to students for many different
“Martial arts classes appeal to a
certain demographic of people that
are looking for physical fitness, but
don’t like going to the gym,” he
said. “It is fun exercise, where you
get to do action moves and just
have a good time with a group of
people that are looking to do the
same thing.
“It provides a great outlet for
dealing with stress and gaining self
confidence. All martial arts are a
great way to build self confidence,
respect, inner discipline, etiquette
and a strong work ethic.”
Although martial arts are often
glamorized in movies and on tele-
vision, Sass says classes take on a
much different tone.
“Our classes are not for thugs
who are looking to beat someone
up,” he said. “We focus on charac-
ter development, respect and in-
tegrity in a safe, fun environment.”
Meiyo Michi, which stands for
“honor way,” is the only martial
arts school in the state to focus
solely on Japanese Seibukan Ju-
“I don’t know of any place in
the area or the state that teaches
Seibukan Jujutsu like we do here,”
he said. “Our school is pretty
unique in that aspect.”
In addition to his extensive
background in Jujutsu, Tae Kwon
Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sass
has trained and competed in Shink-
endo (Japanese sword art), Bu-
jinkan Budo Taijutsu (ninjutsu),
Eskrima (Filipino stick fighting),
Aikido, Judo and American
Sass is looking forward to what
lies ahead for his new school.
“I originally got into the martial
arts for self defense and to gain
strength physically and mentally,”
he said. “I’ve stayed with it for all
these years because it has become
a way of life for me.
“I’ve enjoyed participating in
many different martial arts and
I’ve always had a passion for
teaching. I get great fulfillment
from helping others learn about the
martial arts.”
Meiyo Michi Academy is lo-
cated at 1086 Fond du Lac Ave. in
Sheboygan Falls.
For more information about
Meiyo Michi Academy, call Jeff
Sass at 627-4774.
“For the
service you deserve”
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Beer, Soda, and Coffee
28th Annual Winter Festival
Saint John Evangelist Parish
Kohler, WI—11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, January 30, 2011
(after special 10:00 AM Mass at St. John’s
Craft Sale
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5th Annual Wisconsin Local Food
Summit coming to Elkhart Lake
January 13-14, 2011
The 5th Annual Wisconsin
Local Food Summit will be held at
the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake,
WI on January 13th and 14th,
2011. A broad range of local food
system development stakeholders
are expected to attend, including
farmers, agricultural educators,
health care providers, school food
service staff, USDA and WI
DATCP employees, tribal repre-
sentatives, com-munity gardeners,
food co-op members, chefs and
Events on Thursday, January
13th include a keynote address by
Rich Pirog, Associate Director of
the Leopold Center for Sustainable
Agriculture at Iowa State Univer-
sity, breakout sessions on topics
such as Farm-to-School, Scaling
up Local Food, Kitchen Incubator
programs and Diversity in Agricul-
ture. This will be followed by a fa-
cilitated group discussion to lay the
foundation for several working
groups that will further local food
system development beyond the
annual summits and throughout the
Friday’s focus is Regional Col-
laboration and this includes pre-
sentations on a number of exciting
and successful regional collabora-
tive efforts that are currently un-
derway. Plenty of time will be de-
voted to strengthening regional
projects all around Wisconsin and
ensuring that methods are in place
to continue learning about and
from the fantastic local food work
going on in our state.
Early bird registration rates are
$45 for students and farmers and
$65 for everyone else. This fee
covers admission for both days of
the summit as well as lunches pre-
pared with locally grown food
items. Early bird registration rates
will end December 15th and regis-
tration fees will then be $15 higher.
Opportunities to exhibit at the
summit and to receive recognition
as a Wisconsin Local Food Sum-
mit sponsor are also available. A
registration brochure and addi-
tional information is available at:
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miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
- Michelangelo
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Saturday, January 8, 2010 from 11:00-1:00.
Learn about our college prep curriculum, our
extensive extracurricular activities, and our
athletics. Meet students, parents, and teachers.
Experience our outstanding food service.
Our heart s and rooms are open t o al l .
For more information about any of our
homes, call Jane at 467-2401, ext. 127
or visit www.pinehaven.org
I’d Like to Clarify a Few Tings
People talk; that’s wonderful when it’s the good news that Pine Haven
continues to be known as THE place to receive quality care in a
Christ-centered environment. We are proud of our rich 60 year
history in Sheboygan County. Tere are two misconceptions which
need to be cleared up: waiting list and affordability.
When reviewing senior care facilities, make certain you are
accurately comparing services, fees and levels
of care offered at each. We think you will be
surprised to find how cost-effective we are.
With our continuum of care, you or a loved one
can move here right now …no waiting!
Arts Center gift
memberships keep
giving all year
The John Michael Kohler Arts
Center in downtown Sheboygan is
now offering gift memberships,
which harried holiday shoppers
can buy over the phone or online at
www.jmkac.org. The Arts Center
offers a number of options from
student memberships for those 21
and younger to individual, family
and senior memberships.
“Gift memberships are perfect
for young and old,” said Mary Jo
McBrearty, the Arts Center’s chief
development officer. “There are no
batteries to buy, no assembly re-
quired, never the wrong size or
color and great for that hard-to-
shop-for person on your list.”
Memberships range in price
from $30-$60, depending on
whether they are for an individual
or family. All memberships offer
the same benefits: discounts on
more than one hundred classes,
workshops, summer camps and
performing arts events throughout
the year, plus ten percent off pur-
chases in the ARTspace gift shop,
where all sales support the Arts
Center’s mission. Members also
receive the bi-monthly newsletter
as well as invitations to special
events, such as the members-only
Holiday Continental.
More information is available
by contacting the Arts Center at
920-458-6144 or online at
Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Competition
deadline quickly approaching
Sheboygan, WI – The deadline for
companies to submit their business
plans in the 2011 Northeast Wis-
consin Business Plan Competition
is noon on January 10, 2011. The
contest is open to businesses and
entrepreneurs located in the 18-
county Northeast Wisconsin area,
including Sheboygan County, and
eligible business plan entries also
include plans for new products or
significant changes in existing
businesses. Awards totaling
$25,000 will be distributed to the
top five finalists. Submission
forms and additional information
can be found online at
In 2010, the first-place prize
was awarded to Jeff Leismer of Vi-
beTech, Inc., located in Sheboy-
gan. VibeTech produces leading-
edge vibration therapy equipment
for medical rehabilitation and pre-
vention of muscle and bone loss.
These proprietary vibration-based
musculoskeletal stimulation prod-
ucts are designed to reduce or re-
verse bone and muscle loss and fa-
cilitate improvement in
neuromuscular function. Accord-
ing to Dr. Leismer, “Winning the
business plan competition allowed
me to gain exposure for VibeTech
in the New North region while in-
creasing credibility with potential
collaborators, investors, and team
members. The cash prize helped
advance VibeTech by affording us
the ability to perform a variety of
business development tasks. Vi-
beTech is unquestionably in a bet-
ter position after participating in
this competition.”
According to Patrick Drinan,
Executive Director of the Sheboy-
gan County Economic Develop-
ment Corporation (SCEDC), “This
competition not only matches the
SCEDC’s mission of supporting
and encouraging the efforts of
local businesses and entrepreneurs,
but also affords an opportunity for
area businesses to receive an ob-
jective and critical review of their
business plan. It provides a fairly
significant financial incentive for
entrepreneurs to submit their
plans. I encourage all area business
owners to seriously consider par-
ticipating in the competition, with
the goal of improving their busi-
ness plans, and bringing the first-
place prize and new business op-
portunities back to Sheboygan
For more information, con-
tact:Patrick Drinan, Executive Di-
rector, Sheboygan County Eco-
nomic Development
Corporation(920) 452-2350
Happy Holidays
and Best Wishes
for a Healthy
and Properous
New Year!
Kevi n M. O'Gor man, CLU, CLTC
421 Hi l l St , Kohl er, WI 53044
www. i nspher ei s. com/ kevi n. ogor man
Local plastic surgeon
named Fellow of the
American College of
Thaddeus O’Neill, M.D. was
among 1,467 initiates from around
the world who became Fellows of
the American College of Surgeons
(ACS) during recent convocation
ceremonies at the College’s 96th
annual Clinical Congress in Wash-
ington, D.C.
O’Neill received a medical doc-
torate degree in 1999 from Rush
Medical College and is currently
practicing at the Aurora Sheboy-
gan Clinic and at the Aurora Med-
ical Center in Grafton, Wis. In
2005, O’Neill attained board certi-
fication from the American Board
of Surgery, and in 2008, he at-
tained board certification from the
American Board of Plastic Sur-
gery. O’Neill has a strong profes-
sional interest in cosmetic and re-
constructive breast surgery and
holds membership in other profes-
sional societies, including the
American Society of Plastic Sur-
gery and the Wisconsin Society of
Plastic Surgery.
By meeting the College’s strin-
gent membership requirements,
Fellows of the College have earned
the distinguished right to use the
designation of “FACS” (Fellow,
American College of Surgeons)
after their names. An applicant for
Fellowship must be a graduate of
an approved medical school; must
have completed advanced training
in one of the 14 surgical specialties
recognized by the College; must
possess certification by an Ameri-
can surgical specialty board or ap-
propriate certification by the Royal
College of Physicians and Sur-
geons of Canada; and must have
been in practice in the same geo-
graphic location for at least one
year at the time of application. Be-
fore admission into Fellowship, the
surgeon must further demonstrate
ethical fitness and professional
proficiency, and his or her accept-
ance as a Fellow of the College
must be approved by three-fourths
of its Board of Regents.
The convocation ceremony was
a highlight of the five-day meeting,
which also featured reports on re-
search-in-progress, postgraduate
courses, panel discussions, sym-
posia, and scientific and industrial
exhibits. Total estimated atten-
dance at the Congress was 13,057,
including approximately 8,170
physicians. Allied health profes-
sionals and members of the scien-
tific and consumer media also at-
tended the meeting.
The American College of Sur-
geons is a scientific and educa-
tional organization of surgeons that
was founded in 1913 to raise the
standards of surgical practice and
to improve the care of the surgical
patient. The College is dedicated to
the ethical and competent practice
of surgery. Its achievements have
established it as an important ad-
vocate for all surgical patients. The
College has approximately 77,000
members and is the largest organi-
zation of surgeons in the world.
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-
profit health care provider and a
nationally recognized leader in ef-
forts to improve health care qual-
ity. Aurora offers services at sites
in more than 90 communities
throughout eastern Wisconsin and
northern Illinois.
Drs. Werner and
Garces Performing
VNUS Closure
Sheboygan, WI -- Drs. Stephen
Werner and Christopher Garces of
Sheboygan Surgical Associates
now perform the VNUS Closure®
procedure locally to treat patients
with varicose veins and leg pain
and swelling. The procedure is
performed in their Sheboygan of-
fices in the Medical Arts Building.
When compared to vein strip-
ping, the VNUS procedure is min-
imally invasive, done on an outpa-
tient basis, results in less pain,
swelling, and bruising, and ensures
a fast, mild recovery. Typically pa-
tients can resume normal activity
within one to two days after the
procedure. As a medical necessity,
not cosmetic surgery, the proce-
dure is covered by insurance.
VNUS Closure is designed to treat
the serious medical condition
known as venous reflux disease
which develops when valves that
keep blood flowing out of the legs
and back to the heart become dam-
aged or diseased. As a result, vein
valves will not close properly
which leads to varicose veins,
pain, swollen legs, leg heaviness
and fatigue, and skin changes
We perform the VNUS Closure
procedure in our office to
treat varicose veins and heavy, painful legs. Compared to
painful vein stripping and laser treatment this is:
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Kohler Girl Scout troop
creates gingerbread replica
of Waelderhaus
Kohler, WI - In the early 1930s,
Marie C. Kohler had a grand,
three-story Austrian house built to
serve as a meeting place for the
Girl Scouts of Kohler Village. The
structure is reminiscent of the Bre-
genzewald, a mountain valley in
western Austria, which was the an-
cestral home of the Kohler family.
Throughout the house, Kaspar Al-
brecht, the Austrian sculptor and
architect who designed and built
the structure, included numerous
carvings and artwork which show-
case the Girl Scout tradition.
There is a chandelier which fea-
tures Girl Scout merit badges of
the 1930s. The radiators in the
Baden-Powell room depict Girl
Scout activities such as stargazing,
canoeing and archery. Albrecht
also sculpted a Bregenzewald Girl
Scout protecting the tri-clover.
Artwork featuring the trefoil
(three-leaved) appears inside and
outside the building. The trefoil
has a special meaning for Girl
Scouts. It represents the three fold
promise: "To serve God and my
country, to help people at all times,
and to live by the Girl Scout law."
This unique connection be-
tween the Girl Scouts of Kohler
and the Waelderhaus inspired the
4th Grade Kohler Girl Scouts to
create a gingerbread replica of the
Waelderhaus for the 2010 Annual
Gingerbread Festival. Troop 8415
began this creative process with a
visit to, and tour of the Waelder-
haus on Thursday, Oct. 28. Not
only did the girls discover the his-
tory of the structure, but they also
had the opportunity to learn about
its architecture through hands-on
activities which incorporated
copies of the buildings original
floor plans. The girls learned how
to use these architectural drawings
to create the tag board replica of
the Waelderhaus which then
served as the template for their
gingerbread version of the
At a meeting on Wednesday,
Nov. 10, the girls had the opportu-
nity to be involved with mixing
gingerbread batter, designing
stained glass windows, as well as
baking structural components of
the gingerbread house. The girls
measured and mixed flour, sugar,
cinnamon, ginger, cloves and but-
ter to create the gingerbread dough
which they then rolled, cut out and
baked. The girls also worked to
create stained glass windows for
the structure by crushing Life-
savers and placing them into the
window openings during the bak-
ing process. It was a fun day of
baking in the Kohler Elementary
School's kitchen.
For several hours on Friday,
Nov. 19th and again on Sunday,
Nov. 21st the troop gathered to
decorate the structure and place the
finishing touches on the "Waelder-
haus." The troop shingled the roof
with Samoa Girl Scout cookies,
created the front and back door
steps using Girl Scout Trefoil
cookies, paved the drive with Thin
Mints, and fabricated the limestone
path in front of and around the
Waelderhaus with Lemonade Girl
Scout cookies. Using marzipan,
the girls fashioned a choir of Girl
Scouts, all wearing red capes rem-
iniscent of the capes worn by
Kohler Girls Scouts when Christ-
mas caroling during the 1940s, 50s
and 60s. Perennials as well as veg-
etables for the Waelderhaus garden
were also shaped out of marzipan.
The girls used pastry bags filled
with green frosting to create ever-
green trees out of ice cream cones.
Once the finishing touches had
been made, the troop's gingerbread
version of the Waelderhaus was
transported to the actual Waelder-
haus, located on Riverside Dr. in
Kohler, for display at the Annual
Gingerbread Festival. It will re-
main on display with the other gin-
gerbread creations through De-
cember. Troop 8415 is thankful to
Marie C. Kohler and her family for
this magnificent meeting place,
and the girls recommend that visi-
tors to the Annual Gingerbread
Festival also take advantage of the
free guided tour of the Waelder-
haus to discover the numerous Girl
Scout symbols carved into and dis-
played throughout the structure.
The Waelderhaus is open during
December on Sunday - Friday
from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with enter-
tainment at 2 p.m. on each week-
end day.
CLASSIC GYRO: Seasoned Gyro Meat with Red Onion, Tomato and a Cu-
cumber Tzatzki Sauce
ANCHO CHICKEN BREAST: Chicken Breast, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Red
Onion, Lettuce, Mild Ancho Chipotle Chili Sauce, BBQ Sauce and Cilantro
ASIAGO ROAST BEEF: Slow Roasted Beef with Romaine, Tomato, Onion,
Asiago Cheese and Caesar Dressing
CLASSIC CLUB: Honey Ham, Roasted Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato,
Cheddar Cheese and Mayonnaise
CUBAN PORK: Sliced Roast Pork, Garlic Mayonnaise, Jalapenos, Red
Onion, Cilantro, Carrot, Pickles and Jack Cheese
VEGETARIAN & HUMUS: Bell Pepper Humus, Mozzarella, Lettuce,
Tomato, Carrot, Mushrooms, Cucumber, Guacamole, Red Onion and Cae-
sar Dressing
MEDITERRANEAN VEGGIE: with Feta Cheese, Bell Pepper, Red Onion,
Cucumber, Tomato, Romaine, Black Olive, Bell Pepper, Humus and Creamy
Italian Dressing.
WALNUT SALAD: Chicken Breast, Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Mushroom, Diced
Apple, Onion, Walnuts & Mango Chardonnay Dressing
GREEK SALAD: Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Banana Peppers, Black
Olives & Greek Feta Vinaigrette Dressing
HEARTY CHICKEN POT-PIE: Vegetables & Creamy Chicken served in a
Sourdough Bread Bowl
HOME-MADE CHILI BREAD BOWL: with Black Bean Chili & Melted
Cheddar Cheese
~ Just a sampling of offerings at Lettuce Eat ~
725-N Woodlake Road, Kohler
HOURS: 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Phone: 920-453-9787 = Fax: 920-453-9780
25 sauces, m
any m
selection of
variety of
Also serving:
Have a business meetng
coming up? Fax in your order for
box lunches, or see us about party
trays, combo packs or catering
(Menu/fax forms available at the store)
See us about catering and
party trays – perfect for
football & superbowl
partes, graduatons, etc.
Located in
The Shops at Woodlake
*Watch for store name change in
January (it's a long story)
Buy one,
get one
Located in
The Shops at Woodlake
Buy any wrap or flatbread,
soft drink and chips at
regular price and get a
second wrap or flatbread
(Available after 5 p.m. only)
large sub, wrap
or flatbread tray
Expires February 28, 2011. Not valid in conjunction with any other specials or discounts.
Expires February 28, 2011. Not valid in conjunction with any other specials or discounts.
Enjoy a day of family fun
at The Shops at Woodlake
January 29, 2011
a WINTERfest
Visit AmericanClub.com/calendar for more details. Some events are weather-dependent.
Call 920-803-4875 for more information.
Giant snow and ice sculptures hand- carved
by internationally known arti sts
Dogsled demonstrations
Figure skating exhibition
Horse- drawn carriage rides
Winterfest market
The Shops at Woodlake
January Clearance Sale
Ice golf charity event
Notable elements in the line-up
of Road America’s 2011 Season
Schedule include the return of the
NASCAR Nationwide Series, June
25, 2011, with the addition of part-
ner series GRAND-AM Rolex
Sports Car Series and Continental
Tire Sports Car Challenge. The
American Le Mans Series, an an-
nual favorite, will return to a Sat-
urday race, August 20, 2011. Road
America’s signature vintage event,
the Kohler International Challenge
with Brian Redman, will be held
July 14-17, 2011 and will include
a Carl Haas Porsche 356 Chal-
lenge. The legendary driver, team
owner and Road America board
member is being recognized for
his significant contributions to
road racing.
More event-specific schedules
and details will be posted when
available. The full 2011 season
schedule is as follows:
= May 13-15 — SVRA Spring
Vintage Weekend
= June 3-5 — AMA Superbike
= June 10-12 — Vintage Motorcy-
cle Classic (AHRMA)
= June 16-19 — WeatherTech®
Chicago Region SCCA June
= June 23-26 — Bucyrus 200
NASCAR Nationwide Series
(Saturday)/GRAND-AM Rolex
Sports Car Series and Continen-
tal Tire Sports Car Challenge
= July 14-17 — Kohler Interna-
tional Challenge with Brian
Redman (vintage)
= August 18-20 — American Le
Mans Series (Saturday)
= September 9-11 — VSCDA
Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival®
= September 22-25 — SCCA Na-
tional Championship Runoffs®
Season Passes are available
now for purchase online or by
phone. Individual event tickets and
camping will be available for pur-
chase on December 1, 2010. Kids
12 and under are always free when
accompanied by a ticket-holding
Return of NASCAR
highlights Road America
schedule for 2011
By Rachel O’Keefe
The Kohler Triad Swim team
has completed their second official
year. They consist of four schools:
Kohler, Lutheran High School,
Sheboygan Falls High School, and
Sheboygan Christian. They are
relatively new team, having only
been started in 2009, but have
come a long way. The season starts
in early August and lasts until mid
November. The girls swim hard at
practice and swim about thirteen
hours a week, not including meets.
“We’ve really come a long way
and with the help of the commu-
nity we can go even further”, said
Erin Lammers. We have a great
team atmosphere and we have fun
together. The team motto is “Atti-
tude is everything” and it certainly
shows in the team. The girls are al-
ways ready to do anything pre-
sented to them at practice or a meet
and the whole team is down at the
end of the pool cheering the swim-
mers on. The girls came in second
in Conference this year, only be-
hind Plymouth. They also came in
9th of 12 swimming Div. 1 at sec-
tionals. The team is looking for-
ward to another great season and
hopes to host some meets in the fu-
“Attitude is
everything” for
girls swim team
The Kohler High Soccer Boy’s
Soccer team was recently awarded
the National Soccer Coaches Asso-
ciation of America (NSCAA) Aca-
demic Award.
To earn the honor, teams must
have a minimum grade-point aver-
age of 3.25 for the entire academic
school year. A total of 386 teams
(144 boys, 242 girls) claimed the
award for the 2009-10 school year,
including six boys teams and 11
girls sides from Wisconsin.
Boys – New Berlin Eisenhower,
3.62 GPA; Kenosha Christian Life
School, 3.51; Pewaukee, 3.39;
Kohler, 3.34; Wausau Newman,
3.33; Fond du Lac, 3.25.
Girls – Waukesha Catholic Me-
morial, 3.71; Pewaukee, 3.70; Fond
du Lac and Middleton, 3.64; Camp-
bellsport, 3.58; Verona, 3.53;
Brookfield East, 3.46; Kenosha
Christian Life, 3.44; North Fond du
Lac, 3.39; Hustisford, 3.27;
Kenosha Tremper, 3.26.
Soccer program’s success
extends beyond high school
Everyone in the village is aware
of the success of the boys high
school soccer program. The Blue
Bomber boys have racked up many
awards over the past five years in-
cluding three conference champi-
onships, five regional champion-
ships, a sectional championship
and state runner up last year. What
you may not know is that several
players have taken their high
school experience and success
with them into college. Currently
there are four soccer alumni play-
ing college ball:
AJ Armstrong (Class of 2007)
plays defender for Wisconsin
Lutheran College. He was a team
captain and key player when the
Blue Bombers went an undefeated
14-0 to win the Central Lakeshore
Conference (CLC) in 2007.
Kevin Beine (Class of 2009)
plays for St. Norbert’s College. He
was a team captain and second
team All Conference defender for
Kohler in last year’s run to state.
Jimmy Mani (Class of 2007)
plays for UW Sheboygan and was
recently named 2nd team All Con-
ference in the Wisconsin Colle-
giate Conference. Jimmy was the
CLC leading scorer in 2007 for the
Bombers. He also received 1st
team All Conference and All State
(Honorable Mention) honors.
Austin Van Treeck (Class of
2009) plays for Ripon College and
has two goals and an assist in his
first year playing college ball.
Austin was the conference leading
scorer last year and an All Confer-
ence selection for the Blue
Austin recently sat down to
feild some questions about his col-
lege experience so far:
What is it like to play soccer at
the college level?
“Playing soccer at the college
level is everything I dreamed it
would be and more. It is a lot more
physical and the amount of time
and effort put into it becomes your
What was the biggest difference
from high school?
“I would say the biggest differ-
ence between high school soccer
and college soccer is the overall
pace of the game. You need to an-
ticipate your next move and your
opponent’s moves even more than
in high school.”
Did you feel well prepared
when you went out for the team?
“When I arrived at our first day
of practice I felt lost and out of
sync. It took some time to transi-
tion and get used to the speed of
play. Also my conditioning need
much improvement.”
I see you were moved from for-
ward to midfielder/defender. How
was that transition?
“Yes, my first time on the field
in a game I played outside mid-
fielder. I was just told to work hard
and run until I couldn't anymore.
The transition was brutal but gave
me a better perception of what it
took to play that position and what
players had done in that position in
order to get the ball up to the for-
What was it like to score your
first college goal?
“My first college goal was in-
credible. It was an overtime game
winning shot from about 30 yards.
I actually didn’t' get to see it be-
cause I was immediately knocked
over after I took the shot. It was
not a realistic first goal but either
way it felt incredible to have a goal
and know that I did something to
benefit the team.”
What advice would you give to
kids in the village dreaming about
playing college soccer?
“To all those who dream of the
chance to play college soccer or
even those who want to play high
school soccer, my advice to them
is keep working hard consistently
and don't let anyone tell you are in-
adequate and you won't make it. If
you give it your all you will be
happy with the outcome.”
Kohler boys
soccer team

Kohler Triad Swim Team
Eileen Krzeminski, Jeanne Valicenti, Nora Krzeminski, Tara Valicenti Tim Valicenti, Kyle Struck
Kohler residents ring bells for Salvation Army
Dr. Jeanne Valicenti and her daughter, Tara, were joined by Jeanne’s sister, Eileen Krzeminski, and her
daughter, Nora in ringing bells for the Salvation Army outside Woodlake Market in Kohler. The
Krzeminskis were visiting from New Jersey. Tim Valicenti and his friend, Kyle Struck, also took a turn
ringing the bells over the Christmas holiday.
Be Treated Like Royalty During Afternoon Tea
Join us any day for our special afternoon tea and enjoy a truly regal experience.
We continue the tradition, begun in the mid 1800’s by the Duchess of Bedford,
with delectable food and the highest quality tea. You’ll savor warm scones, a cup of
soup or petite salad, variety of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, dessert sampler,
and a bottomless pot of the tea of your choosing. The presentation is on a beauti-
fully designed three-tier server. You’ll want to set aside time to relish the entire
event in our tranquil setting.
202 Pine Street, Sheboygan Falls
Open: M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-4
Make a reservation now for yourself or join a group of friends
for this one of a kind experience.
Dec ember 30, 2010
Kohl er Vi l l age Gym. The ol d one.
6:30 p.m.
Open t o any Kohl er Hi gh School Gr aduat e
Men and Women
Br i ng al l of your f r i ends t o see i f your f avor i t e
basket bal l pl ayer has st i l l got i t . Wat c h t he
f or mer St at e Champi on pl ayer s do t hei r t hi ng.
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For our ol der al umni , have you got enough i n you
f or 5 mi nut es on t he c our t . No??? Come on over
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Pl ease ent er at t he Yout h Cent er.
Pl ayer Fee $5.00
Spec t at or f ee Adul t $3.00
Col l ege $2.00 k -12 $1.00
The gym w i l l open at 6:00 f or pl ayer war m up.
Reiki is a Japanese form of deep relaxation and stress reduction, which
also promotes healing. All Reiki sessions include:
Member International Association of Reiki Professionals
Located at Intentions in The Shops at Woodlake
= Scan for Low-Energy Areas of the Body
= Balance Energy Centers
= Why Low-Energy Has Developed
= Suggestions for Maintaining High-Energy
Village Meetings Scheduled for January
1/3 Property Committee 4:45 pm
1/3 Finance Committee 5:00 pm
1/5 Public Library Board 4:00 pm
(at Library)
1/17 Village Board 5:30 pm
1/20 Plan Commission 4:30 pm
All meetings are held at Kohler Village
Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise
From Clerk/Treasurer
Laurie Lindow:
Tax Bills
Tax bills were mailed on December 14. If
you did not receive your bill, please con-
tact the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. Tax pay-
ments can be paid in person…taxes will be
collected at the Kohler Village Hall, 319
Highland Drive. Drop off…24-hour access
drop box is provided outside the south en-
trance to Village Hall (Post Office en-
trance). By mail…checks or money orders
only, payable to the Village of Kohler, send
to Village of Kohler, 319 Highland Drive,
Kohler, WI 53044. A stamped, self-ad-
dressed envelope is required for receipt.
Real estate taxes may be paid in full or in
two installments. Payments in full are due
February 1, 2010. Installments are due:
first half due February 1, 2010; second half
due July 31, 2010.
Dog and Cat Licenses
All dogs and cats over 5 months of age re-
quire licensing. Rabies vaccination certifi-
cate is required at time of licensing. Dogs
and cats must be licensed by April 1 of
each year. The fees are:
Unaltered dog/cat $12.00
Altered dog/cat $ 5.00
Late fee $ 5.00
Nomination Papers for Spring Election
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, was the
first day to circulate nomination papers for
the 2011 Spring Election. Nomination pa-
pers are available at the Village Offices
during regular business hours or on-line at
www.gab.wi.gov. The due date for filing
nomination papers is Tuesday, January 4,
2011, at 5:00 pm. All terms begin on April
19, 2011, and are for two years. The fol-
lowing offices are to be elected to succeed
the present incumbents listed:
Village President – John Egan
Village Trustee –Tom Gast
Village Trustee – Brian Post
Village Trustee – Thomas R. Schnettler
If you have any questions regarding nomi-
nation papers, please contact the Village
Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 920-459-3873.
The Spring Primary, if needed, will be held
on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, and the
Spring Election will be held on Tuesday,
April 5, 2011.
From Police Chief
Bill Rutten:
Texting While Driving: As of December
1, 2010, a new state statute 346.89(3)(a),
prohibits electronic texting or e-mail mes-
sages from being composed or sent while
driving. This is a more specific subsection
of the inattentive driving statute. Techni-
cally anything that a driver is “so engaged or
occupied (with) as to interfere with the safe
driving of the vehicle” is considered a viola-
tion of the inattentive driving law. Texting
could easily have fallen into that category,
just as reading, putting on makeup or adjust-
ing the stereo would be inattentive driving.
Many drivers overestimate their driving
ability and put the rest of the public at risk
while driving distracted. Please be careful
while driving. They’re called accidents for a
reason, but many can be avoided!
Deer Abatement update: The Kohler Po-
lice Department is continuing its program of
controlling the deer population in the Village
of Kohler. The department has again re-
ceived a DNR permit to control the herd and
will hopefully be able to keep the population
in check this winter. In addition, several
years ago the Village Board enacted an ordi-
nance prohibiting the feeding of deer any-
where in the Village of Kohler. The
ordinance is an attempt at keeping the deer
out of the residential areas of the village.
The ordinance prohibits the artificial feeding
of deer with corn or grains, salt or minerals,
or fruits and vegetables placed there for the
purpose of feeding or attracting deer. By not
feeding the deer, hopefully they will stay in
their normal habitat and not encroach on the
residential areas.
Identity Theft: Have you or someone you
know been a victim of Identity Theft. Statis-
tics show that over 8 million Americans
have been a victim of identity theft. The per-
petrators are looking for victims without
criminal records and good credit ratings,
that’s you! Protect yourself with some easy
to do steps. Shredding your confidential
mail is very important. Remove unnecessary
identifying information from your checks,
such as phone number and Drivers License
number (a retailer will ask if they need it).
Check your credit report annually for free at
www.annualcreditreport.com. You do not
need to sign up for anything at the site to get
the report. Stop unsolicited pre-approved
credit cards from being mailed by calling 1-
888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688), you can
opt-out for life. Also, never answer ques-
tions about your identity on the phone or by
unsolicited e-mails. Your bank or other fi-
nancial institutions have all your informa-
tion, they don’t need you to tell them again
by e-mail or phone. The Kohler Police De-
partment has a link about other ways to pro-
tect yourself at www.kohlerpolice.com.
From Public Works
Bruce Neerhof:
To find out if a snow emergency is in effect
for the Village, call 459-3881. 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.
Winter is upon us. Here are some reminders
on Village snow removal ordinances and
Please remember to shovel your sidewalks
within 24 hours after a snowfall event.
Do not blow or shovel snow back into the
3. Please remove vehicles from the street
when the plows are in operation.
4. Please do not put garbage cans in the
street when it is snowing and plows are in
Christmas trees are considered yard waste
and will be picked up curbside on Tues-
days: January 4th and 11th. All ornaments
and lights MUST be removed.
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/neighbor-
hood 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
The Kohler Public Works Department has
received numerous complaints about vehi-
cles parked on the street during snow re-
moval operations. Vehicles parked on the
street make it very difficult for the plow
operators. If a snow emergency is declared,
no vehicles are allowed to park on the
street. A snow emergency is called when
four or more inches of snow is forecasted.
The snow emergency is typically called for
the hours of 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. This al-
lows residents a chance to get their vehi-
cles off the street before they go to work
and school. Vehicles will be ticked by the
Police Department if parked on the street
during a snow emergency. The Public
Woks Department appreciates all efforts to
keep vehicles off the street while plows are
in operation. For up to date snow emer-
gency information, you can call (920) 459-
3881 or listen to WHBL 1330AM.
From Rec. Dept.
Susie Wandschneider
The Pool is closed for the season. We will
keep you posted about reopening in the
Kohler Villager.
Junior Bombers Basketball
For grades JK-3, Saturdays at 12:30 p.m
January 8-February 5 in Kohler High
School Gym
Ken Roeder and the High School Basket-
ball players will be volunteering
to teach participants the basics of
basketball. The participants will
be able to play during half time of High
School games. This is a great opportunity
for young players to get the experience of
playing basketball with their friends and
Fee: $12.00 for residents and $17.00 for
non-residents. Please register at the Kohler
Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive. Go to
kohlervillage.org to print a registration slip
or there are slips available at the Village
Hall. In order to guarantee the receipt of a
Jr. Bomber T-shirt, please register by Janu-
ary 4.
Actions taken by the Village Board dur-
ing their meeting on November 8, 2010:
= Accepted the details for the Rec Dept
Ad Hoc Committee & appointed the fol-
lowing members: Brian Post, Kathy
Hoekstra, Mary Bogard, Dietmar
Wohlgemuth, Lee Benish & Susie
= Approved payment of Walsdorf Roofing
invoice for Memorial Bldg roof,
= Approved publishing a Class 1 Notice
for proposals to replace the drains at the
swimming pool to comply with the Vir-
ginia Graham Baker act.
= Approved proceeding with the easement
for the drain tile at 1420 Woodland
= Approved proceeding with the test for
MB Co. MSC sidewalk tractor subject
to legal review of the agreement.
= Approved changing agent to Christine
Loose for Kohler Co. Class A & B beer
& liquor license.
= Approved operator’s licenses as re-
= Approved September 2010 Revenue &
Expense reports, bank reconciliation &
journal entries.
= Approved borrowing $866,000 from As-
sociated Bank for 2010 Capital Outlay
project for a term of 10 years & refi-
nance the State Trust Fund loan of
$850,000 with Associated Bank for a
term of 9 years, both loans are at a fixed
rate of 3.65%.
= Approved the annual renewal for the
Joint Powers Agreement with the She-
boygan Cty. Sheriff’s Dept.
= Approved Laurie Lindow’s attendance
at the WI Government Finance Officers
Assoc. Winter Conference Dec. 2-3 in
= Postponed the Dept. of Public Works re-
tirement offer for 2011 and possibly
consider again for the 2012 budget.
= Approved the 2011 General Fund, Capi-
tal Outlay & Special Funds budgets &
scheduled the budget hearing for
= Approved purchase of a squad car for
John Egan, President
Brett Edgerle
John Egan
Thomas Gast
John Pethan
Brian Post
John Renzelmann
Tom Schnettler
Laurie Lindow
Police Chief
William Rutten
Public Works Supt.
Bruce Neerhof
Fire Chief
Mike Lindstrom
Recreation Director
Susie Wandschneider
Erin Coppersmith

Manitowoc (920) 682-5767
Kiel 773-2270
Sheboygan (920) 452-5696
Mike Hartmann, owner
Lincoln Town Car
Interior of 14
Passenger Limo Coach
14 Passenger SUV
Mail or drop off business card and $15 payment to: 219 Church St., Kohler, WI 53044
(drop box located on front of house to left of door)
If you would like business card to run every month, include billing address
(if different from bus. card) and you will be invoiced each month after printing.
To discontinue ad: Advertiser bears the responsibility of notifying The Kohler Villager by the 20th of the month prior to the next month’s issue
Elsie Moser
#C10-10-1260 – I had a home when I was a kitten. Now I’m a cat, just 10 months old and
I’m homeless. I’m a sweet and playful female Calico deserving of a forever home.
Please adopt me so the rest of my life is merry and bright.
#D10-11-555 – I’m a 7 month-old lovely female Brindle terrier mix. I’m a puppy at
heart and full of fun and energy. I’d like to go to school to learn to be the most perfect
dog you have ever known. Teach me, treat me kindly and I will be the best dog ever.
See all the Humane Society’s adoptable pets at MySCHS.Petfinder.com
Visit the Sheboygan County Humane Society at: 3107 N. 20th St., Sheboygan, WI 53083 ~ 920-458-2012
Shelter hours:
Monday: Noon - 4:30 p.m., Tues.& Thurs: Noon - 6:30 p.m., Wed. & Fri.: Noon - 4:30 p.m., Saturday: Noon - 4:00 p.m., Closed Sundays.
The Humane Society offers discount adoption rates on adult cats. Please help us end pet overpopulation in Sheboygan County, please SPAY and NEUTER your pets.
Pets of the month at the Sheboygan County Humane Society
Classifieds are $5 per issue. Payment must accompany ad or be made by 20th of month.
Please do not request billing for classifieds.
Make checks payable to
Terra Media, L.L.C. and mail or leave in drop box at 219 Church St., Kohler, WI 53044
Kohler School Friends
10:00 a.m. second Wednesday of the month in the Library from Septem-
ber through May.
Kohler Seniors
for our planning meeting for the year's agenda. We'll put some sparkle in
our lives with some new info and some laughs too! See you the first Mon-
day (January 3, 2011) at 1:30 PM at Village Hall.
Kohler Police Athletic League (KPAL)
Second Thursday of every month at the firehouse. Meetings begin at
7:00 p.m.
Kohler Soccer Club
Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.
Kohler Athletic Booster Club
First Monday of each month (except January, June and July) at 5:30pm in
the library.
Kohler Speakez's Toastmasters
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thur. from 12:10-1p.m. at the Kohler Co. Human
Resource Garden Level meeting room. Guests will need to sign in and
have an ID to enter the building. Contact Perie Villani for more information
889-2728, perie.villani@kohler.com
Sheboygan Toastmaster 2121 meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of month
at The Highland House on corner of 8th and Indiana Avenue from 6:00 -
8:00 pm. For additional information contact 920-287-7130.
Announcements and milestones are printed free of charge. Mail or leave in drop box at: 219
Church St., Kohler, WI 53044.
Please include self-addressed stamped envelope to ensure return of photo prints.
Classifieds are $5 per issue. Make checks payable to The Kohler Villager.
Located at
in The Shops at
any regular-priced
Reiki session
Offer valid thru January 31, 2010
Need help this winter clearing the
driveway or walk? Responsible
young adult offering snow removal
services throughout the winter months.
$5/ hour. Please call Noah at 783.6056.
Is your house a mess after the holidays? I offer profes-
sional, affordable cleaning and organizing services to get
you back on track. Contact Sandy today at 920.452.0413
to find out more about how I can bring balance, order and
simple sustainable systems into your life so you can spend
more time on the things you enjoy.
On November 20th, the Kohler School Friends PTO transformed
Kohler School into a winter wonderland of holiday shopping for
their annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. The KSF PTO would like
to thank our generous donors who made the event possible, and
our dedicated volunteers who worked to make it all happen.
This year’s show was a huge success and we are very thankful
for your support!
All proceeds from the 2010 Craft Fair will go directly into the
classrooms of our school - as educational materials in the
hands of our students and teachers, as well as field trips and
programs which enrich the educational experiences of our chil-
2010 Craft Fair Committee
Event Coordinator – Vicki Friske
Advertising – Lora Dillon
Applications – Marlene Yang
Bake Sale– Jill Lewinski & Jennifer Roeber
Concession– Kim Post & Sandy Weiland
Design/Print – Vicki Friske
Facility – Katie Maki
Finance – Lesley Cassidy
Decorations – Katy Creek
Hospitality – Sandy Benson
Raffle – Lora Dillon, Suzanne Fink, Vicki Friske, Kathy Hillstrom
& Joni Stefanczyk
Volunteers – Beth Tengowski
2010 Craft Fair Donors
Adams Family
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Big Apple Bagels
Blattner's Piggly Wiggly
Bulitz Carriage Rides
Camp Anokijig
Camp Y-Koda
The Kohler School Friends PTO celebrates another successful
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
The Corner Studio
Firehouse Pizza
Melvin Free
The Game Board LLC
Deb Gordon
Green Bay Packers
Jenelle Griswold
Hillstrom Family
Lori Hucke
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Kohler Boy Scout Troop 831
Kohler Company
Kohler High School Jazz Band
Kohler High School Key Club
Kohler High School Madrigals
Kohler High School Student Council
Kohler Police Department
Kohler Public School
Kohler Recreation Department
Kohler School Faculty & Staff
Kohler School Friends PTO
Kohler Spirit Store
Wendy Kukla
Sandy Lacerda
Lettuce Eat in Kohler
Jill Lewinski’s Home Economics
Kathy Mauer
Mauer Family
Ellwood H. May Environmental Park
Milwaukee Admirals
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee Wave
Molepske Family
Movers & Shakers
Odyssey Fun Center
Plymouth Foam
Q-Mart in Kohler
Rebecca's Blessings
Salon 511
Becky Schipper
Sheboygan Falls YMCA
Sheboygan Symphony
Songbirdie Studio
Stefanczyk Family
Sweet Potato’s Boutique
Ben Tengowski
Rich Tengowski
Torke Coffee Roasting Co.
Village of Kohler Tourism
Wally’s Studio & A Piece of
Chef Ted Weidman
Yoga on the Lake
2010 Craft Fair Volunteers
Paula Anderson
Stacy Andrews
Lisa Bates
Ann Bartelt
Dave Berlin
Betty Bley
Jonathan Block
Mary Jo Braatz
Dominic Carey
Dan Chen
Caren Chung
Kelly DeAmico
Sam Dedek
Tonya DePagter
Sue Dexheimer
Brenda Edmunds
Emery Edmunds
Sonia Egbert
Carolyn Eickholt
Sara Ertel
Kaitlyn Esche
Judy Farwig
Kim Feltner
Suzanne Fink
Brett Friske
Kara Friske
Tim Friske
Lisa Gartman
Annabelle Goese
Jessie Good
Garrett Griswold
Jennifer Grosse
Sarah Hapeman
Claire Hillstrom
Kathy Hillstrom
Molly Holzrichter
Kristi Homiston
Steve Jaberg
Susan Jaberg
Mary Beth Janssen
Michael Janssen
Travis Janssen
Dana Krejcarek
Donna Krueger
Deb LaDuke
Erin Lammers
Kim Lammers
Christine Leffel
Marty Lexmond
Laurie Lindow
Christina Lindstrom
Ingrid Luhman
Nancy Madigan
Tracy Maggi
Sue Maki
Mary Molepske
Lisa Morrissett
Mary Nebel
Dale Neil
Linda Neil
Zach Neil
Celeste Nugent
Dani Olejniczak
Amanda Pantel
Michelle Patterson
Mary Perzewski
Jenna Peters
Michelle Potter
Heather Reader-Schubert
Ann Reinbacher
Alex Romanoski
Mel Romanoski
Denise Roth
Maria Safford
Martha Safford
Rachel Safford
John Schad
Beth Smith
Stacy Stanley
Lynette Stolarzyk
Ashley TeBeest
Ben Tengowski
Greg Tengowski
John Tengowski
Rich Tengowski
Ryan Tengowski
Laura Tesmer
Nicole Thomas
Sam Schmitt
Tandra Sbrocco
Greg Suralik
Ray Venn
Susan Vicente
Dara Vrtikapa
Nicole Wallander
Judy Waniorek
Julia Weiland
Madelyn Weiland
Jean Wolf
Shirley Wolfert
Syndey Yang
Mrs. Eickholt’s 4th grade students put together “Birthday
Boxes” for the Salvation Army food pantry. Each box was dec-
orated by the students and included cake mix, frosting, candles,
napkins, and a birthday gift.
Front Row - Evie, Clara, Gavin. Second Row - Hannah N., Hannah L., Gabby, Griffin, Josh
Back Row - Mrs. Eickholt, Brooke, Emma, Colin, Grant, Trent, Chase, Kyle, George, Henry, Cindy, Ben, Zach
Fourth graders
assemble “Birthday
Boxes” for Salvation
Army food pantry
By Kristina Kusel
This November, three Kohler
student delegates were selected to
participate in the annual north-
woods opportunity Trees For To-
morrow. The fearsome threesome
included Samantha Dedek, Made-
line Kelly, and Kristina Kusel,
sophomore students at Kohler
High School.
Trees For Tomorrow, founded
in 1944, began as a nonprofit or-
ganization dedicated to reforesting
Northern Wisconsin and educating
farmers, foresters, and citizens
alike in responsible land-conserva-
tion practices. With their goal of
substantial reforestation completed
in 1966, “Trees” now offers educa-
tional outdoor courses for students
and teachers designed to inspire
and restore the spirit of preserva-
tion. For three days, Sam, Made-
line, and Kristina–alongside others
students from area schools–had the
opportunity to study the native
trees, wildlife, birds, and even
climb the breathtaking ridges of the
Upper Peninsula's Porcupine
Mountains. Together–at the only
school of its kind in the United
States–the three girls gathered a
greater understanding and passion
for the wildlife of northern Wis-
consin. “It's an adventure every
student should be able to experi-
ence,” said Kristina. Sam, Made-
line, and Kristina all agree it was a
most enriching and unforgettable
Kohler students
participate in Trees
For Tomorrow
Ms. Holly DeBruin’s Senior Kindergarten class
knows how to relax! A special pajama day was
enjoyed by all the senior kindergarten students.
Mrs. Nebel’s first grade class takes “Sparkle Day” to new heights of glitter.
Alex Watson demonstrates that pizza Tuesday is still the favorite hot lunch meal.
Pizza rules!
First graders sparkle
on “Sparkle Day”
Pajamas in
School? What
happened to
the school
dress code?
Samantha Dedek, Madeline Kelly, and Kristina Kusel
Children with disabilities procedure
The school district must locate, identify, and evaluate all chil-
dren with disabilities, including children with disabilities at-
tending private schools in the school district, regardless of
the severity of their disabilities. The school district has a spe-
cial education screening program to evaluate all children with
suspected disabilities and are at least three years old. Upon
request, the school district will screen a child who has not
graduated high school to determine whether a special edu-
cation referral is appropriate. A request may be made by con-
tacting Tamra O'Keefe, Special Education Director at
459-2920 x1200.
KOHLER TIMES is published for residents of the
Kohler School District
Kohler Public Schools
333 Upper Road, Kohler, WI 53044
Board of Education
Jane Bishop, President
Laura Kohler, Vice President
John Suralik, Treasurer
Marlene Yang
Diane Kelly
District Administrator
Marty Lexmond
Mary Struck
E-mail submissions: kohlertimes@charter.net
Phone: 331-4904
Kohler Times deadline:
20th of every month
Prepared From Scratch
3 4 5 6 7
Chicken Nuggets Cheese Beef Nachos Turkey French Toast Contains Pork
Tator Tots Stromboli Homemade Cheese Sause Mashed Potato / Gravy Scrambled Eggs
Carrots Caesar Salad Corn & Rice Bake Braising Greens Warm Cinnamon Apples Vegetarian Entrée
Whole Grain Dinner Roll Wheat Dinner Roll
Harvest of the Month
Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Contains Peanuts
Buffalo Chix Pasta Salad Crispy Chicken Salad Caesar Chicken Salad Taco Salad Turkey BLT Salad
Turkey Sub Chicken Caesar Pita Honey Mustard Ham Wrap Slider Combo Yogurt Pak Contains Tree Nuts
10 11 12 13 14
Hot Dog Pepperoni Pizza Oven Roasted Chicken Spaghetti
Baked Beans Popeye Salad 1/2 Day Barley Pilaf Garden Salad
Kettle Chips Beans Garlic Bread
Caesar Chicken Salad Rice Crispy Treat
Honey Mustard Ham Wrap
Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées
Buffalo Chix Pasta Salad Crispy Chicken Salad Taco Salad Turkey BLT Salad
Turkey Sub Chicken Caesar Pita Slider Combo Yogurt Pak
17 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 18 19 20 21
Cheeseburger Pepperoni Meat Loaf Chili
on a Wheat Bun Stromboli Oven Roasted Potatoes Assorted Toppings
Lettuce and Tomato Garden Salad Snap Peas Cinnamon Roll
Oven Fries Dinner Roll
Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées
Buffalo Chix Pasta Salad Crispy Chicken Salad Caesar Chicken Salad Taco Salad
Turkey Sub Chicken Caesar Pita Honey Mustard Ham Wrap Slider Combo
24 25 26 27 28
Chicken Patty Cheese Pizza Tacos Brunch for Lunch Grilled Cheese
on a Wheat Bun Pasta Salad Mexican Corn Hot Pockets with Tomato Soup
Sweet Potato Fries Assorted Toppings Bacon, Egg, Cheese Fruited Jello
Cucumber Ranch Salad Ice Cream Treat Breakfast Potatoes
Fresh Fruit Salad
Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées Alternative Entrées
Buffalo Chix Pasta Salad Crispy Chicken Salad Caesar Chicken Salad Taco Salad Turkey BLT Salad
Turkey Sub Chicken Caesar Pita Honey Mustard Ham Wrap Slider Combo Yogurt Pak
31 Elementary $3.25
Corn Dogs Secondary $3.25
Mac & Cheese Additional Milk $0.40
Broccoli Salad Adult Lunch $3.25
Extra Entrée $2.00
Alternative Entrées
Buffalo Chix Pasta Salad
Turkey Sub
Kohler Public School
Lunch Menu
The average American drinks
25 gallons of milk per year.
88% of all milk is water and
only about 12% is solid substance
that has food value.
Fresh vegetables plus fresh and
canned fruits are available daily with
lunch from the Fruit & Vegetable Bar. If you have questions or comments,
We will be using a survey this month to
receive feedback from students and
parents on the food service at Kohler. We
will start using e-funds for school
accounts…Contact Linda Neil
Menus are subject to change without notice. please call for an appointment with:
Ted Weidman
Chef / Manager
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic
information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program
information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-
9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
920-458-2920 ext 1439
Milk Choice of 1%, Skim
and 100% Fruit Juice
is included with Lunch

Read monthly updates from
Superintendent Lexmond at
1st Semester Exams:
January 19-20
Wednesday, January 19
Period 2 8:00 - 9:15 AM
Loudspeaker announcements 9:13
Period 8 9:25 - 10:40 AM
Period 4 10:50 - 12:05 PM
1:00 Building re-opens
Period 6 1:15 - 2:30 PM
Make-up exams 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Thursday, January 20
Period 1 8:00 - 9:15 AM
Loudspeaker announcements 9:13
Period 3 9:25 - 10:40 AM
Period 7 10:50 - 12:05 PM
Lunch 1:00
Building re-opens
Period 5 1:15 - 2:30 PM
Make-up exams 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Students are required to attend school only for scheduled exams. Teachers
in physical education, art and music classes will not give semester exams
because their elementary school classes conflict with the semester test
schedule. Students will not attend these classes nor will they be required
to attend study halls. However, EVERY OTHER CLASS IS SCHEDULED
may use the library for supervised study on both days from 8:00 AM until
3:30 PM.
School buses will follow regular schedules. If students decide to come only
for scheduled tests, responsibility for transportation belongs to the parents
and the student.
Printer Cartridge Recycling
Program to Begin January 2011
Please help support the Kohler School Friends by dropping off your
empty inkjet and laser cartridges in the Kohler Public School Library start-
ing January 2011. Not only can you help raise funds for our school, but
you can help the environment by recycling cartridges that take more than
400 years to decompose in landfills.
We encourage students, parents, teachers, friends, businesses, and com-
munity members to all participate. Please look for the yellow Cartridge
World Collection Bin located conveniently by the desk in the Kohler Public
School Library. The school and the environment thank you!
On-Going Fundraising Programs at Kohler School:

“EXTRAS” for our school. Students can turn in their box-tops / caps / UPC’s at anytime to their
classrooms. We will be having a contest again this school year. Each classroom will be tallied monthly and
the top two classes with the most points at the end of the school year will receive an ice-cream party (each
box-top / cap / label = 1 point).
Robin Stock / coordinator
Kemps Milk “Give ‘Em Five” Program -
collect caps from gallon and ½ gallon containers
Golden Guernsey & Morning Glory
“Kids Caps & Cash” Program – collect caps
from gallon and ½ gallon containers
Nature’s Touch
“Milk Moola” & “Donuts to Dough”
Program – sold at Kwik Trip – collect caps from
gallon and ½ gallon containers and bag tops from any
Nature’s Touch products. Also, “ovals” from Glazer
dozen or ½ dozen donut containers
Box Tops for Education – Clip Box Tops coupons from General Mills
cereal, Pillsbury Refrigerated & Frozen/Dairy, Hamburger Helper, Betty Crocker
Snacks & Baking, Ziploc Bags/Containers, Kleenex and many more products.
Labels For Education - Clip UPC CODES from Campbell Soup, Swanson
Soup, Franco American products, and Pepperidge Farm products. LIDS from V8
drinks and Prego sauces.
Clipped UPC must include the Campbell’s logo also.
Call to Order
Jane Bishop called the meeting to order at
7:02 p.m. in the Library. Roll Call was taken
by Marlene Yang. The following board mem-
bers were present: Jane Bishop, Diane Kelly,
John Suralik and Marlene Yang. Laura Kohler
was absent.
Statement of Public Notice
Friday, November 5, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
John Suralik moved to approve the agenda.
Diane Kelly seconded. All ayes.
Jane Bishop stated that on October 22, Mar-
lene, Marty and Jane went to the WASB legal
seminar in Madison. On November 13, Jane
will attend WASB session on legislative advo-
Superintendent’s Report
Marty Lexmond stated the November Super-
intendent update is on the website. There is a
comprehensive effort to reduce bullying.
There are four advisory groups coming out of
the strategic focus session. The Fall Follies &
KSF supporting public education has im-
pressed Marty. The parent involvement in
Kohler School is remarkable. The district has
launched a Student Visitor protocol for school
Susan Jaberg noted the Elementary School
will have a candlelight dinner in November;
the Middle School students raked yards and
are currently raising money for Children’s
Review of District Finances
At the Annual Meeting, the district adopted a
final budget. It will be monitored through the
finance committee. Careful management of
funds during school year. Staffing levels will
be set for the coming school year based on
enrollment projections included in the Board’s
approval of the preliminary budget. Enroll-
ments in a grade that change by 30% or more
will be considered for re-staffing based on the
Administrative guidelines.
John Suralik notes that the district is project-
ing a $214,000 deficit. The task of the finance
committee is to look for ways to curb the
deficit and get back to a balanced budget.
Consent Agenda
Approval of October 11, 2010 Regular Board
Approval of October 25, 2010 Annual Meeting
Approval of Invoices
Marlene moved to approve consent agenda.
Diane Kelly seconded. All ayes. Consent
agenda approved.
Action and/or Discussion Items
1. Three year transportation contract—John
Suralik made a motion to move the contract
back to the finance committee. Marlene Yang
seconded. Motion carried.
2. Kohler School Foundation Proposal—Mar-
lene Yang moved to approve the Kohler
School Foundation Proposal as written. John
Suralik seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.
3. Consideration to accept the LTC Foundation
donation for Project Grill in the amount of
$2500—Diane Kelly moved to accept the do-
nation for Project Grill in the amount of
$2500. Marlene Yang seconded. All ayes.
Motion carried.
John Suralik moved to adjourn. Diane Kelly
seconded. All ayes. Meeting adjourned at
7:45 pm.
Important Future Dates
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @
6:00 pm—Special Board Meeting
Monday, November 22, 2010 @
6:00 pm—Committee of the Whole
Monday, December 13, 2010 @
6:30 pm—Regular Board Meeting
Respectfully submitted:
Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2010
(S.120.06(6)(b), WI STATS.)
tion to be held in the School District of
Kohler on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, one mem-
ber at large are to be elected to succeed the
present incumbent listed. The term of office
for school board members is three years be-
ginning on Monday, April 25, 2011.
Laura Kohler
Campaign Registration Statement and a Dec-
laration of Candidacy, must be filed no later
than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2011,
in the Kohler School District office located
at 333 Upper Road, Kohler, Wisconsin, be-
tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
on Monday through Friday, mailed to the ad-
dress noted above or filed personally with
the school district clerk, Marlene Yang or
school district deputy clerk, Mr. Martin Lex-
mond. (If nomination papers are required,
the first day to circulate nomination papers
is December 1, 2010, and the final day for
filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, January 4, 2011, in the office of the
school district clerk).
primary is necessary, the primary will be
held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.
A description of the school district bound-
aries can be obtained from the school district
Given under my hand, on November, 2010.
Marlene Yang
District Clerk
Procedures for school closings
due to
inclement weather:
We ask parents to discuss this issue with their children now – be-
fore the actual emergency occurs. If you are generally not home dur-
ing the day, be sure your child knows where they are to go if school
closed early: will they go home with a classmate; an older sibling; or
a relative? Have you made prior arrangements with this individual to
be on “stand by” for these occasions? Please make your arrangements
in advance and make sure your child is fully aware of what to do in
case school closes early.
Any decision to close school for all or any portion of a school day
will be made as early as possible in order to afford parents the oppor-
tunity to make alternate child care transportation plans. All closing
announcements or early dismissals will be made on the Kohler School
web site www.kohlerpublicschools.org and the following area
radio/television stations:
WHBL (1330 AM),
The Point (104.5 OR 96.1 FM),
WSTM (91.3 FM)
WLKN Lake 98.1
WTMJ – Channel 4
WFRV – Channel 5
WISN – Channel 12
WITI FOX6 – Channel 6
The chess season is off and running. If you still want to join the chess club, please contact the
elementary office.
Demonstration Kitchen
Saturdays, January 8-April 30,
2011, 11am & 2pm
COST: All sessions are priced at
$25 each or attend with a
companion at two for $40.
Located at the Demonstration
Kitchen in The Shops at
Woodlake. Seating is limited. For
more information or
reservations, call 920-457-8000
or 800-344-2838 and ask for
Demonstration Kitchen
New Year’s Day Event
The Shops at Woodlake
January 1, 10am – 4pm
Spend a minimum of $200 in
select stores at The Shops at
Woodlake today and receive a
complimentary $20 gift
Enter to Win Travel Essentials
January 1 – January 31
Enter to win an overnight tote
and travel case filled with
everything you need for a
weekend getaway!
(920) 208-4935
Kohler Waters Wrap
Kohler Waters Spa
January 1 – March 31
COST: 75 minutes Special $125
Warm aromatic oils combined
with a mixture of herbs are
brushed on the body to enhance
relaxation and provide
antioxidant benefits. While
wrapped in warm linens, cool
stones are used for lymph
drainage around the eyes, along
with a scalp massage and
relaxation treatment for the feet.
Call for appointment
Enter to Win Ultimate Kids Gift
Movers & Shakers
January 1 – January 31
Enter to win a gift basket filled
with activity kits, games—
everything you need for inside
family fun!
(920) 453-2874
Special on Icy Pinecone
Wisconsin Trader
January 1-31
Bring the natural beauty of the
outdoors to your table, with Icy
Pinecone Glassware. Perfectly
etched with a frosted pinecone
design and multi faceted detail,
this glassware provides a
statement of sophistication and
elegance. Choose from red wine,
white wine, flute, martini, double
old-fashioned or highball.
Purchase 5 glasses and receive a
complimentary 6
glass. (of
equal or lesser value).
(920) 451-2113
Enter to Win Fresh Herbs
Kohler Gardener
January 1-31
Enter to Win an herb topiary.
Stop in the Kohler Gardener to
enter to win a herb topiary. What
a perfect way to add fresh herbs
to your meals throughout the
winter season.
(920) 458-5570
Sports Core Membership
Sports Core
Through January 31, 2011
SAVE $145 on Enrollment Fee.
Receive $75 in Sports Core Cash.
At Sports Core, we offer
everything you need for your
active lifestyle including new
fitness equipment with personal
viewing screen, swimming pools,
tennis courts, group fitness
classes and more!
(920) 208-4664
Taste of Tuesday
Woodlake Market
Tuesday, January 4, 6-7:30pm
Sample perfect food and wine
tastings while enjoying great
(920) 457-6570
Baptiste Bootcamp
Yoga on the Lake
January 8, 8:30am- 3pm
COST: $75 Lunch and Dessert
Included! (Half Day $50 for
special circumstances.)
Take your practice to the next
level with this all day yoga
bootcamp. In this workshop you
will be taken to your edge in a
safe environment where you can
explore, deepen your practice
and awaken your inner yogi. We
will incorporate two long yoga
practices, lunch, meditation and
fun. This day can be truly
transformative, bringing together
mind, body and spirit. Come
spend the day with us and see
what possibilities await you.
(920) 453-2817
Snow Shoe classes starting
January 8
Sports Core
Every Thursday 7-8pm
Every Saturday 9:15-10:15am
COST: $6 Fitness/ Standard
Members; $20 for Guests. Use of
snowshoes included, or bring
your own.
Looking for a way to get your
exercise in while enjoying our
beautiful Wisconsin winters?
Give snowshoeing a try. Join us
every Thursday or Saturday
(weather permitting) for a 1
hour guided snowshoe nature
walk on the beautiful Woodlake
trails and experience what
snowshoeing has to offer. We will
teach you the basics to create a
lifelong enjoyment. One hour of
moderate snowshoeing burns
between 500 and 750 calories!
We will also take time to give you
the stretches necessary to keep
you limber for better health.
Sign-up weekly at the reception
(920) 208-4664
Cookie Decorating for Kids
Craverie Chocolatier Café
January 9 & 23, 3-5pm
COST: $15 per person
For children ages 5-12. Decorate
your very own freshly baked
sugar cookie and enjoy a warm
mug of KOHLER Original Recipe
Hot Chocolate and a cookie
cutter to take home.
Call 920-208-4933 for more
information and to make a
reservation. Limited availability.
Guilt Free Indulgence
Craverie Chocolatier Café
January 14, 7-8pm
COST: $20 per person
Learn how to enjoy delectable
chocolate, featuring our
incredible Rare Facets, paired
with wine without sabotaging
your diet and healthy eating
habits. Call 920-208-4933 for
more information. Limited
Woodlake Market’s Annual
Wine Sale
Woodlake Market
January 14-16
Come in to WLM to find delicious
wines at sale prices!
(920) 457-6570
Five Tibetans/2011 Intention
Workshop with Rachel Kirvan
Yoga on the Lake
January 15, 11:30 am- 1pm
COST: $25
The Five Tibetans are a yogic
system of highly energizing
postures reported to be more
than 2,500 years old. These
postures can be a powerful
vehicle not only for enlivening
the senses but also for
generating and harnessing vital
energy for self-transformation.
After awakening your body, you
will be led through a reflection
process designed to identify
what will bring you abundant joy
in 2011. Solidify your goals
with intention meditation.
(920) 453-2817
Kids Night Out!
Sport Core
January 21, 5-9pm
COST: $20.00 fitness/$25.00
Standard/$30.00 Guest
$45.00 family rate fitness/$55
standard family rate/$65.00
guest family rate* (family rate = 3
or more children)
Everyone needs a night out now
and then! Why not make it a fun
evening for the kids, too? We
will take the children swimming
and enjoy dinner from Take 5
(included in your registration fee)
and a movie (G or PG-13 rated).
Popcorn and beverages will also
be provided. Don’t forget your
pillow and sleeping bag! Please
complete a registration form
indicating your menu choice.
be potty trained to be registered
for this program.
(920) 208-4664
Rock’n Vinyasa LIVE! w/ Kellie
Lin and Deborah Williamson
Yoga on the Lake
January 23, 5:30pm
COST: Donation collected for Safe
Come celebrate Yoga Day USA
with a 90 minute vinyasa flow
class directed by Deborah
Williamson and LIVE music by
our very own Kellie Lin Knott.
This class will be fun and
energetic, be ready to sweat,
move and have fun.
(920) 453-2817
Healthy Back
Sports Core
January 25 7:00-7:45pm OR
January 26 10:15-11:00 am
COST: $12/Fitness $15/Standard
$18/Guest. Fee includes your
own therapy ball.
Exercises utilizing a soft therapy
ball will be performed to
optimize back strength, stability
and range of movement.
Designed to improve posture and
alignment, and reduce tension
and pain.
(920) 208-4664
Snoga w/ Deb Sampson
Yoga on the Lake
January 26, 10:30am
Let’s celebrate Winterfest
together. Come play in the snow
with me, there will be plenty of
snow to be our cushion so we
can be free to explore where we
can take our practice in the great
(920) 453-2817
Student Hafla with Kristi Krueger
Yoga on the Lake
January 29, 7pm
COST: Donation collected for Safe
Please join Kristi Krueger and
Yoga on the Lake for a hafla!
Enjoy an evening of celebration
with Middle Eastern dance
performances by local students
as well as a few special guest
professional performers. This
informal event will introduce you
to many different styles of
bellydance and music from
around the world, all while
raising funds for the local Safe
Harbor women’s shelter.
(920) 453-2817
Enter to Win a Wisconsin
Gourmet Food Gift Basket
Wisconsin Trader
January 29
During Winterfest, come in to
enter to Win a Wisconsin
Gourmet Food Gift Basket.
Basket includes a delicious
assortment of warming comfort
food for family and friends,
including Wisconsin-made wild
rice, cranberries and soup mixes.
(920) 451-2113
Complimentary Winterfest
Movers & Shakers
January 29, Noon – 4pm
Stop inside Movers & Shakers for
a complimentary Winterfest
(920) 453-2874
Woodlake Market’s Associate
Chili Cook-off
Woodlake Market
January 29, 1pm
Sample and vote for your favorite
(920) 457-6570
The American Club Jewelry &
Accessory Show
February 5-6, 2011. Saturday,
9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
Cost: entrance fee, $7
Featuring handmade scarves,
purses, pins, bracelets, earrings,
clothing and other unique
treasures created by artisans
from across the county. Includes
a complimentary glass of
sparkling wine.
(800)-344-2838, ext 885
Calendar of Events
a KOHLER experience
Continued from previous page...
a KOHLER experience
The Village of Kohler will be
transformed into a winter
wonderland during the annual
“Winterfest Celebration” on
January 29, 2010 from 9am - 4pm
at the Shops at Woodlake Kohler.
Open to the public, this one-day
festival offers an assortment of
events held throughout the day,
some of which will raise money
for Above & Beyond Children’s
Museum, located in Sheboygan.
There are a variety of wintery
activities, providing something
for everyone! Some of the many
scheduled events include:
= View giant snow and ice
sculptures hand-carved by in-
ternationally-known artists,
Dean Murray of The Wisconsin
Room at The American Club
and Kohler associate Keith
= Participate in the Above & Be-
yond Children’s Museum “Ice
Golf Outing” on Wood Lake.
= Take advantage of special sales
and complimentary Winter-
fest craft activities throughout
Shops at Woodlake.
= Visit the Kohler Design Center
for Winterfest Market, offer-
ing samples of food, wine and
= Enjoy free 15-minute golf les-
sons at Kohler Golf Academy
Indoor Studio.
= Relax with complimentary
SNOga/Yoga at Yoga on the
= Explore interactive exhibits
and celebrate with face paint-
= Watch the ice skating exhibi-
tion on Wood Lake presented
by The Sheboygan Lakers Fig-
ure Skating.
= Cheer on the Sheboygan
Polar Bear Club as they take
the plunge into Wood Lake.
= Complimentary horse-drawn
carriage rides.
= Complimentary Waelderhaus
= Special Activities at the
Shops at Woodlake during
Enter to Win a Wisconsin
Gourmet Food Gift Basket
Wisconsin Trader
January 29
During Winterfest, come in to
enter to Win a Wisconsin Gour-
met Food Gift Basket. Basket in-
cludes a delicious assortment of
warming comfort food for family
and friends, including Wisconsin-
made wild rice, cranberries and
soup mixes.
(920) 451-2113
Complimentary Winterfest
Crafts Movers & Shakers
January 29, Noon – 4pm
Stop inside Movers & Shakers for
a complimentary Winterfest craft.
(920) 453-2874
Woodlake Market’s Associate
Chili Cook-off
Woodlake Market
January 29, 1pm
Sample and vote for your favorite
(920) 457-6570
For more information on activities
and events visit A Winter Celebra-
tion Online or call 800-344-2838.
Kohler Golf Academy
Indoor Studio in The
Shops at Woodlake –
Winter Golf Seminars
Kohler Golf Academy, Wood-
lake Market, Sports Core, and In-
tentions are teaming up to offer
Winter Golf Seminars.
January 22 - Faults, Fixes and
Drills to Practice in the Off Sea-
February 12 - Flight Control and
Moveable Weight Technology in
Drivers and Fairway Woods
February 19 - The Importance of
Golf Ball Fitting/Proper Golf Ball
February 26 - USGA Rules Semi-
March 12 - Golf Fitness and Nu-
April 9 - The Mental Game
Kohler Golf Academy Lessons
Four-week Lesson Program for
the cost of $200.
Four 40-minute Private Lessons
Four 30-minute Practice Sessions
Includes Blackwolf Run &
Whistling Straits Glassware
Contact Todd Wagner, Manager,
Kohler Golf Academy, at (920)
The Salon at Sports Core launches
premier hair smoothing treatment
The Salon at Sports Core is
proud to announce its newest
service, Marcia Teixeira Brazilian
Keratin Treatment, a leading hair
smoothing treatment relied on by
many to manage unruly hair.
Available beginning December
6, Sports Core will be the only
salon in Sheboygan County to
offer this revolutionary treatment.
Brazilian Keratin Treatment
offers a better way to repair and
manage different hair types;
everything from dry, frizzy, over-
processed, color treated, multicul-
tural, or even unprocessed hair.
The result is frizz-free, healthy,
shiny hair. The treatment is a
long-lasting and gentle, reversible
treatment that will eventually
wash out over time, without
harming the hair.
“We are excited to offer She-
boygan County this unique serv-
ice,” said Jean Kolb, Director of
Wellness, Kohler Co. “The results
our customers have already seen
are impressive. Guests who’ve
had a tough time managing their
hair have delighted in the
smoother look and easier man-
agement, often cutting down
styling time significantly.”
Sports Core will offer three
different treatment options: 1) the
Original Brazilian Keratin Treat-
ment, 2) Chocolate Extreme De-
Frizzing Treatment and 3) the
Advanced Brazilian Keratin
Treatment. Each offers different
benefits depending on the per-
son’s hair type and personal pref-
Before After
Application of Brazilian Keratin Treatment
Customers do not have to be
Sports Core members to take ad-
vantage of this treatment, or other
services offered at the Salon. To
learn more about Brazilian Ker-
atin Treatment or schedule an ap-
pointment, please call
920-457-4746 or visit the Salon
The Salon at Sports Core is a
full-service salon open to the
public, located in the Village of
Kohler, 55 miles north of Mil-
waukee and 60 miles south of
Green Bay. The salon is open
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9
p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and
Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sports
Core is a private health, fitness
and racquet club.

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