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Volume 7, Number 2

Kohler Civic Club to seek Village Board approval of veterans memorial
Hopes to kick off fundraising campaign immediately if granted approval
The Kohler Civic Club will go before the Village Board to seek approval to begin construction of a veterans memorial in the Kohler cemetery. Club members hope the memorial will be completed in time for the 2012 Memorial Day commemoration. The site will be located where the United States flag currently flies, and where the annual Memorial Day ceremonies are held. Plans include replacement of the flag pole, which will be surrounded by a circular design formed by decorative paver stones. Within the paver circle will be granite monuments representing all the branches of the armed forces, as well as granite benches placed around the circle. The public will be offered a chance to purchase paver stones, which will be engraved with the names of men and women who served our country. Corporate donors will also be recognized at the site. The cost of the project is estimated to be approximately $140,000. The project will first go before the Cemetery Committee and possibly the Plan Commission. Upon approval, the Civic Club hopes the project will go before the Village Board for consideration at its meeting in either September or October, so construction work can begin as soon as possible in the fall, and continue in the spring with completion in time for the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony. All Village Board meetings are open to the public, and residents interested in hearing more about the memorial are encouraged to check the September and October agendas to determine the date and time when the presentation will be given to the board. Look for more information in future issues of The Kohler Villager. To learn more about the Kohler Civic Club, contact President Rich Balge, 920694-1918.

Veterans on Memorial Day facing site of proposed veterans memorial.

Savor the Date for the 11th Annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, October 20-23, 2011
One of the most delicious destinations in the Midwest boasts culinary delights, wine and spirits galore, educational seminars and special events during its annual celebration
See pages 19 and 20 for more information.






Village drop box reminder
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The Kohler Villager deadline is always the 20th of the month prior to the next month’s issue!

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Kohler student to hold walk-a-thon to earn Scout award
Kohler High School senior Melyssa Louwagie will be completing her Girl Scout Gold Award by holding a walk-a-thon at the Kohler High School track called “Walk a Mile Without Shoes.” Every day, in countries across the world, people have no choice but to walk wherever they need to go. It is essential that they have shoes to protect them from injury, disease, and, in some cases, to allow them to attend school. Sadly, in many third world countries, such as Haiti, many people cannot afford to buy shoes. This walk gives you a chance to change that. Participants are invited to come with a new pair of shoes to donate to needy families in Leogane, Haiti. Then, if you’re able, see what it’s like to be a Haitian for a little while: Walk a Mile Without Shoes. The first annual event will take place Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the high school track located at Ebben Field in Kohler. Sign-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. Pairs of shoes will be collected at the event, during sign-in. Only new pairs of shoes can be accepted, preferably still in the box or with tags still at- 920.892.4576
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tached. Any used shoes will be donated to Goodwill. Children’s shoes are needed most. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a series of speakers, and the walk will follow. Participants are encouraged to walk without their shoes, but it is not required. Snacks and water will be provided. All of the shoes will be sent to Mission E4, an American based mission in Haiti. The mission is located in the city of Leogane, the epicenter of the infamous earthquake that ripped through Haiti in 2010. Mission E4 runs several

schools, a girl’s orphanage, and a one-room store in Leogane and its surrounding villages. The shoes will be distributed to the village schoolchildren and their families, and given to the little girls living at the orphanage. Any remaining shoes will be sold at their store, which sells goods to missionaries in the area and helps to fund the orphanage. For a registration form, email






Kohler resident turns passion for snowshoeing, hiking into new business
By Mary Struck Tim White of Kohler wanted to spread his passion for snowshoeing and hiking by offering expert advice and quality products, so in January, 2011 he launched Snowshoe Gear. From White’s home business at 565 E. Riverside Drive in Kohler, he provides premium snowshoe and hiking equipment, sales and rentals, and professional advice. His line of products includes snowshoes by Northern Lites, Dion, and Black Diamond, as well as Black Diamond trekking poles, LED headlamps and lanterns, gaiters, and more. Products can also be purchased online at White pre-tests the equipment to make sure it’s of the highest quality, sometimes enlisting his wife, Monica, as the couple go snowshoeing together while pulling their two little girls, Molly, age 3, and one-year-old Madison on a sled. All the snowshoes sold by Snowshoe Gear are made in the USA by hand, and come with lifetime warranties. White says his quality snowshoes should be “the last pair you'll ever have to buy.” Snowshoes are not just for walking, either. Sometimes White heads to his favorite trails where he straps on his snowshoes and goes for a run to train for snowshoe races. (His product line includes some of the lightest snowshoes in the world, and have superior bindings and traction). When White’s favorite season (winter) is over, he takes to the hiking trails to test his trekking poles. At 9.5 ounces, they’re light enough to run with. Working long hours at Kohler Co. as a senior staff engineer and raising two young daughters doesn’t leave him a lot of daylight for exercising, so he often straps on one of his LED headlamps to test while going on a night jog. Those who are passionate about snowshoeing realize the importance of preserving the outdoors, so White promises to pledge ten percent of all profits from the equipment sales to foundations that support environmental preservation or the sport of snowshoeing. He has also organized a Snowshoe Basics clinic for this upcoming December at Maywood Environmental Park, and plans to help with a candlelight snowshoe hike at Maywood, tentatively set for January, where rentals will be available. White offered me a chance to give his snowshoes a try this winter. As one who likes to walk outdoors all winter, but often find myself limited by the hazards of ice-covered sidewalks, I just might take him up on that offer. Experienced snowshoe enthusiasts and interested beginners are invited to visit or call 920-547-4500.


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Meditation workshop at hands on healing energy
Hands on Healing Energy plans to hold a Meditation Workshop on Sunday, September 11 from 12:30 p.m. In this informative and relaxing class, participants will learn the benefits of meditation, how and when to meditate, focused attention, and how to slow down and release the mind’s endless chatter. Students will practice meditating and each individual will receive a customizable meditation based on their goals. Cost is $60 per person, or bring a friend for just $50 each. Call 920-457-9543 to register UW Class now offered at Intentions: “Endless Possibilities: Applied Techniques for Balance and Well-Being” Classes held Thursdays, September 15, 22, and 29 from 7-9 p.m. Using focused visualization techniques and real-life examples, we examine mental, physical and emotional health, rewarding careers, family and relationships, personal wealth, improving selfworth, aligning actions with priorities and exploring all that’s truly possible. Students apply concepts presented to their everyday lives in this remarkable three-evening course. Fee: $48.00. To register, call 920-457-9543 Feng Shui for the Gardener Held Thursday, September 15, 9-10:30 a.m. It’s never too late (or too early) to start using this dynamic practice in your garden. You’ll be eager to apply Feng Shui principles in your outdoor plantings next Spring, and learn what you can do in the off-season to keep your property looking and feeling great! $27 per person; includes take-home tools for planning your space. Seating is limited. Call 920-457-9543 to register.

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Kohler Co. announces new executive vice president
Hugh Ekberg Named Executive Vice President – Kitchen & Bath Americas
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2nd annual Kohler Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome
The Down Syndrome Associatio of Wisconsin will hold its second annual two mile walk in Kohler on Saturday, October 8, 2011 beginning at Lost Woods Park, 496 Valley Road in Kohler. Registration takes place at 9:00 a.m. The walk will begin at 11:00 a.m. There will be special appearances by members of the UWMadison marching band and the famous Klements racing sausages. DSAW’s Down Syndrome Awareness Walks bring people together to celebrate Down syndrome in communities, focusing on the possABILITIES and not the DISabilities. Proceeds will help to support individuals with Down Syndrome, along with their family and friends, and will provide support to Manitowoc, Fond Du Lac, Dodge and Sheboygan counties. Proceeds from the event will support individuals with Down syndrome, their families and friends, as well as, benefit the rest of the community in the Dodge, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties through assistance, acceptance and awareness of Down syndrome. Contact Joy Bosch, 920-9795560 or Website:

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Plan now to attend Kohler School Foundation’s Fifth Annual Fall Follies
Submitted by Amy Biznek The fifth annual Kohler School Foundation’s Fall Follies event, Saturday October 15, will once again bring together faculty, parents, friends and community to raise funds for academic enhancements that would otherwise be not available through the district’s budget. Held inside the Food & Wine Distance Learning Center, and installation of overhead projection units that bring the world to the classroom through online resources. Last year, the Foundation supported numerous powerful initiatives including: - Digital state-of-the-art music recording technology to enhance the music curriculum - Challenge Day - an event that provided middle school and high school students with the opportunity to safely share their social struggles and aided in developing the whole student. - Support in the Kind Campaign for middle school and high school girls. The effort evolved into “Kind Matters,” the district’s system wide effort to build a more caring community. In addition to these and other initiatives, the Foundation worked with generous donors to provide $30,000 in scholarships for graduwill again be auctioning hand crafted items of Kohler Elementary students created in their visual arts classes. Ambitious projects are already well underway with the “These students are capable of so much. By exposing them to these artists and their methods, it’s our hope to help them appreciate the visual arts in ways they never have,” says parent volunteer, Jess Childs. “These pieces deserve a special place and I feel great knowing the Foundation will benefit from the kids’ time and talent.” While the student art projects will be featured, there will be several silent and live auction items available for bidding that night.

main stage tent at the Shops at Woodlake, the 2011 Fall Follies is centrally located in the Village. Come join in the fun of a casual evening, perfectly suited for those interested in meeting new people and learning more about what Kohler School District has to offer. From dining at a tasty tailgate, bidding on silent and live auction items, and enjoying live entertainment, there is much to see and do for everyone in attendance. Past contributions have helped the Kohler School Foundation’s Annual Fund support technology through the purchase of a mobile laptop lab, the construction of a

guidance of elementary art director, Stacy Stanley. Through these projects, the students learned the art of giving back to the school by donating these items to the Foundation auction to support programs. You may bid on these one-of-a-kind art projects at the From groceries to Packer tickets, car washes to extravagant dining, the range of items is far reaching. The event is open to all adults in the community, alumni, friends and parents of the school. Tickets to Fall Follies are $37.50, with a portion designated as tax deductible. The Kohler School Foundation looks forward to seeing you in the main stage tent at the Shops at Woodlake on October 15 from 6:30 to 11pm. For more information, please visit


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event. Four classes are creating original works with both the inspiration from and techniques used by four master artists: Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Andy Warhol, and Wisconsin’s own Georgia O’Keefe.



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Kohler resident one of three finalists in national Oatmeal cooking competition
becoming lumpy).The world title is awarded to the porridge-maker deemed to have made the best traditional porridge using oatmeal, salt and water. The Spar for the Spurtle winning recipe will compete in the specialty category, which allows for additional ingredients to be used. “We’re excited to return to the World Porridge Making Championship this year to show just how creative people can be when they set out to cook whole grains for every meal of the day,” said Bob Moore, founder of employeeowned Bob’s Red Mill.

Jim Schafer whipping up Nutty Coconut Oatmeal for his submission video.

Jim Schafer of Kohler was one of three finalists who battled headto-head in the Spar for the Spurtle Ultimate Oatmeal Throwdown in Portland, Oregon, on August 26, 2011. The competition is sponsored every year by Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods. Schafer competed in a live cook-off against two other finalists for the grand prize of an all-expenses paid trip for two to Scotland to help represent Bob’s Red Mill in the 18th annual Golden Spurtle™ World Porridge Making Championship. “We’ve seen how creative the competition is in Scotland and we wanted to put out the call for help in bringing home another victory at the 2011 World Porridge Making Championship,” said Matthew Cox, the 2009 World Porridge Making Champion and marketing director at Bob’s Red Mill. “We’re thrilled with the culinary creativity demonstrated in the videos we’ve received in the contest, and can’t wait to watch the finalists compete in the cook-off here in Portland.” Schafer cooked up his Nutty Coconut Oatmeal featuring ...... His competition included Merry Graham from Newhall, California,

who made Black Bean Porridge Patties, and Rachel Kimbrow from Bob’s Red Mill’s hometown of Portland, who made a holiday Gingerbread Oatmeal recipe. The three finalists were chosen from the nearly 50 home cooks and professional chefs who submitted video recipes that featured Bob’s Red Mill’s Steel Cut Oats. During the live cook-off, the finalists prepared their recipes from scratch in front of an audience at Bob’s Red Mill’s Whole Grain Store and Visitors Center in Milwaukie, Oregon. The grand-prize winner was Merry Graham, who was selected by a panel of celebrity judges and will travel to Scotland to compete in the prestigious Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship held every year in Carrbridge Iverness Shire in Northern Scotland. Bob’s Red Mill first competed in the championship in 2009, becoming the first American representatives to do so. That year, they won the coveted Golden Spurtle and the title of World’s Best Oats (a spurtle is a Scottish kitchen tool dating back to the 15th century that is traditionally used to stir porridge and prevent it from

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The Fashion for Hope Style Show will be held Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the Kohler Design Center Proceeds will go to the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund

School Year Schedule at Grace UCC
Grace United Church of Christ, 500 School Street, Kohler, announces its school year schedule. From September 11 through June 3, 2012 the people of Grace United Church of Christ will worship at both 8 & 10 a.m. on Sundays, with a church school program for children, 4 years of age through grade 8 starting at 8:45. Throughout the year the Sr. Choir, under the direction of Audrey Braatz, will provide a variety of musical experiences twice a month, and the Children’s Choir will sing once a month. Both choirs sing at the 10:00 service. Child care is also available only during the 10:00 service following a children’s time in worship.

With Child reveals contest winner
By Beth O’Reilly, O'Reilly Public Relations With Child Maternity & Baby Boutique is pleased to announce the Reveal Party Giveaway winner. Sheboygan’s expectant mother, Julie Lyons, has won the opportunity to invite her friends and family to a Reveal Party announcing the gender of her baby. The prize package includes a complete personalized Reveal Party hosted at With Child including cupcakes from Craverie Chocolatier Café with pink or blue filling, invitations from How Inviting Custom Stationery, a gender-specific baby gift basket of hand-selected items from

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the boutique, and discounts on all purchases made during the party. When mom-to-be Julie and the guests take their first bites into the sweet cupcake treat, everyone will learn the gender of the baby during the big reveal. Julie will be contacted on the distribution date of the September issue of The Kohler Villager to start planning the party. Cheers to surprises! Reveal Parties are now available for booking at With Child Maternity & Baby Boutique. For more information contact the boutique at 920-287-7611. 920-547-4500
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Elizabeth Zurich, DO joins Sheboygan Internal Medicine Associates
Dr. Elizabeth L. Zurich is the newest physician to join the independent group of primary care medical providers of Sheboygan Internal Medicine Associates. Zurich comes to the area from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where she was a hospitalist. She is currently welcoming new patients. Dr. Zurich earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where she majored in biology. She then earned a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois. Dr. Zurich is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Patients accustomed to seeing a MD designation with a physician’s name may wonder about the DO designation for Dr. Zurich. Both a DO, doctor of osteopathy, and MD, medical doctor, have similar education, training, and pass rigorous testing to obtain a medical license. A DO Dr. Elizabeth L. Zurich has received additional training in the muscular and skeletal system. Immediately after earning her doctorate, Dr. Zurich began a three-year residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She followed that in the hospitalist position when she specialized in the care of patients in the hospital allowing her to see a broad range of health concerns. “My husband and I have family in the area so it’s great to be here,” says Dr. Zurich. “The diversity of age range in the patients at Sheboygan Internal Medicine allows me to best utilize my education and prior experience.” Sheboygan Internal Medicine Associates is an independent group of four primary care physicians and five nurse practitioners. Their offices are located in the Medical Arts Building at 2920 Superior Avenue. They welcome patients from young adult through seniors and address all health care needs ranging from general physical exams through continued care for chronic conditions and also offer same day urgent care. Their state certified onsite lab and x-ray department allow blood work, tests, and x-rays to be done onsite with immediate results available to the medical staff. For more information about Dr. Elizabeth L. Zurich and Sheboygan Internal Medicine Associates, visit them online at or call 4526000.

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Plymouth Foam accepts recycled styrofoam
Submitted by guest contributer Thomas McCann You have just set up your brand new flat screen and are cleaning up. The cardboard box gets broken down to be recycled at the curb. But what about that big pile of styrofoam? Unfortunately, the Village of Kohler does not offer styrofoam recycling. Also known as expanded polystyrene foam, styrofoam usually ends up in landfills, where it makes up an estimated that 30 percent of the total solid waste volume. Polystyrene takes an incredibly long time to break down in the environment, may be eaten be animals resulting in death, or may end up in the ocean. There is actually an area of the north Pacific ocean called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where for every pound of plankton found, there is an estimated 6 pounds of plastic garbage. So what is a person to do? Well, when we lived in Detroit there was a local drop off station. Last year on a return visit to Michigan I brought a SUV full that I had accumulated. This year I was looking for a more convenient solution when I found Plymouth Foam, Inc. Plymouth Foam manufactures rigid and soft foam products for building insulation and protective packaging applications. But, better yet, they accept styrofoam! Located at 1800 Sunset Drive in Plymouth, they accept drop off of styrofoam at shipping and receiving from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. The only styrofoam they do not accept is food containers such as leftovers, meat, or eggs. To get there take Highway 23 west toward Elkhart Lake. Exit north on County Road C and you will see the shipping and receiving on your right.

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JD Xplosion debuts at area summer parades
Seven Kohler girls who are part of the new JD Xplosion Dance Team participated in seven parades throughout the summer, including the Hollandfest Parade in Cedar Grove, July 30 and at the Random Lake parade on July 31.


Seventh graders end baseball season undefeated

Emma Hapeman, Mallory Keller and Emily Vallo show their spirit at the Random Lake parade on July 31, 2011.

Jamie Lewis, Emily Vallo, Kellie Hoekstra, Olivia DePagter, Isabel Lyons, Mallory Keller, Emma Hapeman.

Kohler boys learn power skating from experts
Joe Conklin (left) and Trent Stock (right) of the Sheboygan Lakers hockey team attended hockey camp at UWMadison’s Kohl Center August 1-5. This developmental camp included instruction from UW men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves, and power skating instruction with Olympic champion Mark Johnson.

The seventh grade Kohler boys in the Sheboygan Recreation baseball league finished the season undefeated champions, After four months and more than 30 games,

the league wrapped up the season in July with a rousing win over a tough Sheboygan team. This year, in the advanced Lakeshore League, the team also stepped up,

finishing 4-10, but showing flashes of greatness and vast improvement throughout the year.

Voila! Cheerleading program hosts summer camp!

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition to be held in Kohler
The LKC youth football program will be sponsoring the NFL Punt Pass and Kick Program on Sept 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Ebben Field in Kohler. The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is free and open to all boys and girls ages 6-15 who are from Sheboygan County and beyond!

Springer Team performs at Great America

Amanda Renzelmann, Kellie Hoekstra, Isabel Lyons, Megan Sprinkman, Ryah Gutschow, Lydia Waniorek, Emily Vallo, Katherine Vicente. Missing on picture day: Jamie Lewis, Cailey Warren, Maddie Weiland, and Maddie O’Brien.

Aleah Roeber and Kelsey Stock of Kohler were among the group of YMCA Springers team of gymnasts who performed at Great America in August.

The 7th grade Kohler girls participated in another exciting cheerleading camp this August, getting prepped for their third season

cheering on the LKB Bombers football team. The big news this year? Uniforms!

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Sheboygan Lakers Figure Skating Club takes home bronze from 2011 State Games
Seven figure skaters representing the Sheboygan Lakers Figure Skating Club won bronze medals at the 2011 State Games of America, held August 4-7, 2011 in San Diego, for their Hercules program. The skaters were Larissa Paseta of Kohler, Alexis Scott, Kasey Scott, Vadim Dekker, Giovanna Sutkiewicz, Giulianna Sutkiewicz and Gemma Sutkiewicz (all of Sheboygan). The program was coached and choreographed by Alexis Scott. Also at the 2011 State Games of America, Alexis and Kasey Scott won silver medals for their Sisters program, Giulianna and Gemma Sutkiewicz earned silver medals for their Pink Panther program and Giovanna Sutkiewicz, Gemma Sutkiewicz and Vadim Dekker took home silver medals for their Aladdin program. Skaters who won individual medals at the 2011 State Games of America were Kasey Scott, gold for her footwork program, Vadim Dekker, silver for his artistic program, and Gemma Sutkiewicz, silver for her freeskate program.

A golden era for Kohler High School athletics: 1969 through 1972
By Kevin Struck Thanks to Ron Hummitzsch for providing articles and photos. While there have been several periods of excellence for the Kohler High School athletics down through the years, there are few, if any, that can rival the achievements of the boys’ teams, individuals, and their coaches of the period beginning in the spring of 1969 and ending in the spring of 1972. For those not familiar with the history of Kohler High School, it can be surprising to learn of Kohler’s dominance at the conference level and its acclaim statewide. Although it was a small school then, as it is now, and almost always found itself up against larger schools, Kohler’s best teams invariably prevailed. The glorious run began when the 1969 Track Team, coached by the legendary Glenn Funk, finished second at the state Class C track meet in Monona Gove, June 6-7. In the process, members of the team set two state records. The 1969 edition of Kohler’s 880-yard relay team, featuring Ken Dankwardt, Tom Gordon, Rich Hummitzsch, and Steve Ehren, made it an astonishing five state titles in a row with their victory, running a record 1:32.4. Not satisfied with one state record, Tom Gordon also became the best long-jumper in Class C history, leaping 22’ 2 ¾”. (Gordon had set the Class C state record in the low hurdles the previous spring.) In the summer of 1969 the Chicago Cubs were blowing a large lead to the New York Mets— perhaps they could have used the pitching of Kohler’s Mike Ehren. Although just a freshman and competing in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference against the likes of Plymouth and New Holstein, Ehren fired two no-hitters during the season. Older brother Steve Ehren and Randy Shaw were allconference caliber players on coach Ted Frostman’s team. In the fall 1969, with the onset of football, Kohler continued to shine. The Bombers won the first ever Central Lakeshore Conference title (the CLC was brand new), despite being the smallest school (167 enrollment). As proof of its dominance, Kohler not only beat the second, third, and fourth place teams, it didn’t even allow them to score a single point! Kohler filled 8 of a possible 22 spots on the CLC’s all-conference football team with Tony Desmond, Mark Berlin (both offense and defense), Warren Wedepohl (both), Bob Maki, Rich Hummitzsch, and Dave Regan. Head coach Dale Johnson was quoted in The Sheboygan Press as saying “We’re not very big, but we’ve made up for it in desire, speed, and cohesiveness…. All of the boys love football and contact work. They play the game as it’s supposed to be played—hard, but clean. I want good football players, but I also want gentlemen. Besides, many of them have played together since they were in seventh grade.” 1970 proved to be even more special than the previous year. In the spring, the track team didn’t settle for second place—this time it won the Class C state title (its fourth crown in six years). Rich Hummitzsch placed second at state in the 440-yard run and third in the 100-yard dash. John Funk won a state title in the high jump by reaching 6’ 3”; Joe Kleefisch also jumped 6’ 3” but lost a “jump-off” to Funk. How many teams could say they had not only the best in the state at a certain event, but the two best? The fall 1970 football season was one for the ages. The Bombers again won the CLC, outscoring opponents by a whopping 314-20. Unfortunately, there was no playoff system in those days, so Kohler had to settle for finishing #2 in the statewide Associated Press “small schools” poll, as voted by a group of sports writers from throughout the state. Speedy and elusive running back Rich Hummitzsch was selected First Team All-State, a rare honor for a Kohler athlete. Hummitzsch scored 15 rushing touchdowns in that special 1970 season and averaged an amazing 12.3 yards every time he ran the ball. Not content with simply running for scores, Hummitzsch had another five touchdowns receiving, ran back three punts for TDs, and even threw a touchdown pass—all of this despite sitting on the bench almost half the time due to the lopsided victories. In one special game, a 53-0 shellacking of JFK Prep, Hummitzsch scored five touchdowns, including a 46-yard pass from standout quarterback Bob Maki; a 3-yard run; a 24-yard run; a 45-yard run; and 46-yard punt return. For good measure, he also threw a pass for a 42-yard completion. The late Dwight Pelkin (former Sheboygan Press Sports Editor) wrote that “He [Hummitzsch] was an amazing breakaway threat, frequently cutting loose on long TD runs of more than half the field.” Head coach Dale Johnson also earned Pelkin’s praise as one of the best coaches around. Of course, any great team has more than one standout player, and this Kohler team was no exception. In one of his columns, Pelkin wrote, “… quite possibly the best back in the area—and that includes the City of Sheboygan as well—is Kohler’s Bob Maki … who happens to be a superlative quarterback on a club that is so beautifully balanced that his own strong arm and running potential is subordinated to the operation of the team as a unit. A great leader. With great attitude.” The momentum from the superlative football season carried over to the following spring. The Bombers tied Peshtigo for the 1971 state title. Joe Kleefisch set the Class C state record with a spectacular high jump of 6’ 6”. John Funk was fourth at 6’ 3”. No longer having to concern himself with avoiding tacklers, Rich Hummitzsch blazed to a first place finish in the 440. David Haack took a strong fourth in the mile run, and the 880 relay team came home with third place medals. In the summer 1971 baseball season, Mike Ehren, now a junior, was up to his old tricks again, this time striking out 21 batters in a 20 shutout of Howards Grove. Just like that it was fall again, and the 1971 edition of the Blue Bombers football team was master of the gridiron once more, winning its third straight CLC championship. The seniors on that team had not lost a single game the past three seasons! Hummitzsch finished his career with a total of 2,349 yards (10 yds. per carry), 33 TDs running, 12 more TDs receiving, 3 on kickoffs, and 4 on punts. As if all of this excellence wasn’t enough, this special era was capped off in the spring of 1972 with another state track championship. Kohler qualified 20 team members for state, led again by the exploits of Joe Kleefisch, who had added dominance in the high and low hurdles to his high jump prowess. (Editor’s note: The Kohler boys’ basketball teams were also noteworthy during this period. See page 13 of the April 2011 issue of The Kohler Villager for mention of the basketball successes.)

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HOLIDAY TRASH PICK-UP: When a holiday falls on a Monday all garbage pick-ups will be one day later than scheduled. For example, Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 5th; therefore garbage pickup for that week will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7th. REPORTING OF ILLICIT DISCHARGE: It is a requirement in the Village of Kohler Storm water permit with the DNR to educate the Public on illicit discharges to the storm water system. An illicit discharge would be the dumping of any chemical, pet waste, or hazardous substance into the street or a storm basin inlet. The substance would eventually make its way into the Sheboygan River causing a pollution hazard. To report an illicit discharge, please call the Public Works office at 459-3881. Have you wondered where you might be able to dispose of household hazardous waste or agricultural chemicals that are no longer usable? Sheboygan County and Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Natural Resources have teamed up to establish two collection sites for disposing of hazardous waste. Hazardous waste, if not disposed of properly, can create a potential health risk to people and can threaten our environment, eventually contaminating our groundwater, rivers, and lakes. Farms, greenhouses, nurseries, and related “green businesses” are also able to dispose of agchemical wastes directly at the collection site. Unused, damaged or banned ag-chemicals found in old farm out-buildings should also be disposed of at one of the collection facilities located in Sheboygan or Plymouth. For information on State programs visit: counselors include; Aidan and Conner Hogan, Katie Lindow, Megan Conklin, Emery Edmunds, Courtney Rutten, and Lindsey Griswold. To the Swim Team Coaches, Parker Wolf, Claire Hillstrom and Rachel O’Keefe, Thank you for a very enjoyable and successful year. Thank you to Katie Miller, Asst Rec.Director and Sandy LaCerda, Summer Program Manager. If I have overlooked anyone, I apologize.

Village Meetings Scheduled for September 9/6 Property Committee 5:15 pm 9/6 Finance Committee 5:00 pm 9/7 Public Library Board 4:00 pm (at Library) 9/12 Village Board 5:30 pm 9/22 Plan Commission 4:30 pm All meetings are held at Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise indicated.

From Clerk/ Treasurer Laurie Lindow:
Office Hours The Village Offices will be closed Monday, September 5, 2011, in observance of Labor Day. Regular office hours are 7:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.


From Police Chief Bill Rutten:
LPGA Championship Planning: Next year July 2nd-8th, Blackwolf Run will be the host of the Women’s LPGA Championship. I was not in Kohler in 1998 during the previous women’s tournament, but am aware of some of the issues. The Kohler Police Department has already been involved in planning this upcoming event. We will take every step possible to make hosting this upcoming event as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Obviously traffic and parking are a major concern and that will be one of our main focal points during this planning process. School is back in Session: Now that school is back in session, please remember to drive carefully on the streets around the school. The speed limit is 15 mph when children are present in the school zones. There is no stopping or standing of vehicles for the westbound traffic on School St. Also, parents that drop children off in the morning should do so close to the crosswalk so the students can be helped across the street. Students that are crossing in mid-block amongst the vehicles are harder to see and are not as safe. Also remember that students can now be dropped off on the north side under the canopy to avoid the traffic.

Actions taken by the Village Board during their meeting on July 11, 2011: • Approved animal variance for Randy Brotz, 902 Mulberry Lane, for five cats. • Approved Operator’s Licenses. • Approved May & June 2011 Revenue & Expense Reports, Bank Account Reconciliation and Journal Entries. • Re-appointed Brian Post & Lynn Rousse to the Tourism Promotion & Development Committee. • Authorized Laurie Lindow’s attendance at the 2011 Academy for Civic & Public Affairs 7/25-7/28. • Approved Ordinance 2011-3, Enacting a Temporary Moratorium on Wind Energy Systems.

From Interim Rec. Dept. Bruce Neerhof
Fall Pool Schedule Open swim hours will be as follows: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:15-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 1:30-4:00 p.m. Saturdays 9-10:30 am Adults only. Lap swimming any time. The Pool will be closed: September 22, 24,25 Water in Motion Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7:00 AM This is an energizing experience in the shallow water. A cardio workout along with muscle toning is the emphasis for this class. We encourage participants to wear water shoes, but they are not required. Ability to swim is not necessary. Please bring towels, shampoo and soap. **Fall Flag Football ** For Grades 1-3. This program will be held on Sundays from 3-4 pm at Lost Woods Park, starting September 18th for 5 weeks, ending on October 16. PLEASE NOTE: We will not cancel because of rain. FEE: $10.00 Residents $15.00 non-residents. Registration Deadline September 13th. We must have 12 participants to run this program. Registration at the Village

Hall Offices is required before participation is allowed. Registration slips are available at or at the Village Hall Offices. Summer Program Recap The Recreation Department tried some new camps this summer and we had a huge response to them. We would like to thank Kyle Gebler, Baseball Commissioner. (This was a HUGE job). Thank you to Sheboygan Chevrolet for their support of Kohler Baseball. Thank you to the KPAL for their continuing support of our baseball programs and the KPAL Swim Meet. Thank you to all of the pool staff for their diligence in keeping the Kohler Pool safe. Thank you to our pool managers David Olmsted and Megan Patterson. Erika, Dave, Diane, Charles, Nick, Chris, Christian, Kara, Jenna, Christine, Andrew, Claire, Parker, Rachel, Aby, Douglas, Thank you to Wendy Tauscheck and Austin Neerhof, summer tennis program managers. Thank you to all of the Summer Recreation Staff for their great work with the summer camps. Nick Tesmer worked with all camps, except Cheerleading Camp. He had done a great job for a number of years with various camps. His enthusiasm and knowledge make these camps fun. Other Camp

From Public Works Superintendent Bruce Neerhof:
LEAF COLLECTION: Leaf collection will start on October 3rd and continue until December 2nd. Leaves should be raked into the street along the curb in a three foot (3’) wide row. No grass clippings, sticks, or other garden debris is allowed. GARAGE SALE SIGNS: One temporary “garage sale” or “for sale” sign shall be permitted on each lot or parcel. Signs located on public property will be removed by the Public Works or Police Department.

Village Board Thomas Schnettler, President Brett Edgerle Bill Kunst John Pethan Brian Post John Renzelmann Dietmar Wohlgemuth Jr. Clerk-Treasurer Laurie Lindow Police Chief William Rutten Public Works Supt. Bruce Neerhof Fire Chief Mike Lindstrom Recreation Director Susie Wandschneider Librarian Erin Coppersmith

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KOHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATION: Kohler Public Library is housed with the school library in the school building at 333 Upper Road. FALL HOURS: Monday—Thursday: 8am-8:30pm Friday: 8am—5pm Sunday 1—4pm We will be closed Labor Day weekend. Fall hours begin Sep 6. pate and they read for over 225,000 minutes. That’s amazing! We had 24 kids programs and 876 kids attended in all. Thanks to Wolf’s Cycle and Fitness for donating two bicycles. The lucky winners were Cecelia Zielke and Griffin Montes. Thanks to Sweet Potato’s Boutique for donating a Vera Bradley bag for the adult grand prize this year. The winner was Lisa Bates. NEW MATERIALS: Please call 459-2923 or email Erin at if you have suggestions of items to purchase for the library. Check out our New Items pages on our new website for links to these new books. BOOKS Non-Fiction Creating Your Perfect Family Size The Complete Guide to Wiring A Secret Life: the lies and scandals of President Grover Cleveland Fiction The Girl Who Chased the Moon Sarah Addison Allen The Autobiograhy of Mrs Tom Thumb Benjamin The Nightmare Thief Gardiner Becoming Jane Eyre Kohler Full Black Thor Rules of Civility Towles DVDs The Next Three Days Source Code Hall Pass Paul Psych season 5 Gnomeo and Juliet Just Go With It Music Fruit Asteroids Galaxy Tour Travelling Like the Light VV Brown This Loud Morning David Cook Pickin up the Pieces Fitz and the Tantrums Torches Foster the People Modern Love Matt Nathanson Contra Vampire Weekend

REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS In accordance with the Library Board policies, children under the KNIT CLUB age of 10 should not be left alone in We meet the FIRST Tuesday of the library. every month at 6:30. (note the switch from the second Tuesday to SUMMER READING PROthe first) Please join us for an GRAM evening where we work on our We had a very successful summer projects and share our skills. reading program this year! 386 Everyone is welcome. Crocheters kids and adults signed up to partici- welcome!

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Kohler School Friends Meeting schedule for the 2011-2012 school year will be announced in September. Kohler Seniors SENIORS!!! REMEMBER...........??? • the Depression when a gallon of gas was 35 cents? • when the bread you ate was baked at home? • when you could get into the movies on Saturday for 12 breadwrappers? • Wherever you grew up we all have stories of how our families coped....... • and stayed "sunnyside up, up and let the laughter shine through,!". Bring your memories and stories to Seniors' Meeting, September 12 at the Village Hall. 1:30PM. Everyone Welcome! Kohler Police Athletic League (KPAL) Second Thursday of every month at the firehouse. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.



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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, 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.

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Kohler Schools Ready for a New Year
Kohler Public Schools will open its doors for students on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. The graduating class of 2012 will be the group of young people to complete their high school education in Kohler Schools. Over the summer months several projects were completed to maintain the school facilities. The large gym floor was refinished, a temperamental elevator was repaired, the jungle gym was fixed and ready, and all of the outdoor play equipment was refreshed with 100 yards of wood chips. The building interior is gleaming, and teachers are already all over campus preparing classrooms for the students. The first official day back for teachers is Tuesday, August 30th. This day will be dedicated to team building and to analyzing progress from the past few years in order to focus on continually improving results. The 2011-2012 school year will be an exciting year as Kohler Schools introduces a number of new efforts. Kohler High School is launching a new College and Career Planning Program with the generous support of Kohler Company. Through this program all students will receive expert advice focusing on college advising and planning. The ultimate goal is for all graduates to be matched and admitted to the right college or career opportunity. The new school year will include full implementation of our High School Advisory model. Each of the students will meet twice each month with their advisor to build community, monitor progress, and participate in important character development conversations. The High School Community Service Graduation Requirement is fully prepared for implementation as well. Students are required to participate in community service as part of meeting graduation requirements. Students are encouraged to engage in ten-hour projects in established not-forprofit agencies. They not only give back to their communities but develop important leadership skills as well. Starting this year, seniors will participate in ropes and challenges experiences and in very unique leadership-learning experiences. These experiences are designed to make senior year a powerful developmental experience, connect seniors to one another in new ways, and position seniors to be leaders in the school, in their advisory groups, and in their lives beyond Kohler Schools. In addition to the new programs being implemented, the coming school year will also include installation of building-wide wireless internet access. Kohler Schools will see the first use of individual student laptops and tablets in our classrooms. This opportunity will come later in the year as the system is installed and training is provided for teachers and students. Kohler Schools will continue the work of Kind Matters which was planned by students, teacher, and parents. Kind Matters is an effort to build a more caring school and community. Last year, support from Kohler School Friends and the Kohler Schools Foundation allowed for the implementation of the Kind Campaign and Challenge Day. The overall mission of Kind Matters will continue through team-building activities, work to honor and include all students in school life and through other events planned by the steering committee. Kohler Schools is proud to continue the rich tradition of excellence and reminds all community members to be watchful on school days as students take to the streets on bikes and on foot traveling to and from campus. The 2011-2012 school year will see exciting changes coming to Kohler Schools. Please join the teachers and staff as Kohler Schools work to inspire, engage, and support all students as they pursue their dreams.

Check weekly updates from the school counseling office
. . . at click on School Counseling then Laura Multer and finally on News You Can Use. New postings every Wednesday with book reviews, resources and opportunities for students and their families.

Kohler teacher selected for summer work in Washington DC
Dana Krejcarek, Kohler High School science teacher, was selected by the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program to work at the National Science Foundation Headquarters in Washington, D.C. this summer. She was chosen for her expertise in chemistry and physics to serve on an advisory panel. This national group of educators provided recommendations to the White House Science Education Committee regarding curriculum, assessment, and best practices.

Kohler Kare 2011-12 registration
Registration for the JK Kohler Kare and After School Kohler Kare program 2011-12 school year is now available. Any child that resides in the Kohler School District and is of school age may attend the Kohler Kare program. They need not be a student attending school at Kohler. The JK program runs from 11:00-3:15 with the After School program starting from 3:15-5:30 Monday through Friday during the school year. We also have a full time summer program available.All registration forms are available on the Kohler School web page under the heading Kohler Kare or at the school .For any questions or more information,contact Linda Neil at 8037250 or 803-7271 and email

KOHLER TIMES is published for residents of the Kohler School District Kohler Public Schools 333 Upper Road, Kohler, WI 53044 920-459-2920 Board of Education Jane Bishop, President Laura Kohler, Vice President John Suralik, Treasurer Marlene Yang Diane Kelly District Administrator Marty Lexmond Editor Mary Struck E-mail submissions: Phone: 331-4904

Children with disabilities procedure
The school district must locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. The school district has a special 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 education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Jackie Schira, Special Education Director at 459-2920 x1200.

Kohler School District Annual Notice of Special Education Referral and Evaluation Procedures
Upon request, the Kohler School District is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the district. A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency, who reasonably believes that a child brought to him or her for services, is a child with a disability, has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parent that the referral will be made. Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Jackie Schira, Director of Special Education, Kohler School District, at (920) 459-2920 or by writing her at 333 Upper Road, Kohler, WI. 53044

Kohler Times deadline: 20th of every month

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Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2011 Call to Order Jane Bishop called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room. Roll Call was taken by Paula Anderson. The following board members were present: Marlene Yang, Jane Bishop, and John Suralik. Diane Kelly and Laura Kohler were absent. Statement of Public Notice Thursday, July 7, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m. Approval of Agenda Marlene Yang moved to approve the agenda. John Suralik seconded the motion. All ayes. Closed Session To consider employment, contracts and performance-related information for employees over which the school board has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(c), 118.25, 119.85(f). Marlene Yang moved to go into closed session. John Suralik seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried. Roll Call—Paula Anderson called roll. John Suralik, Jane Bishop, and Marlene Yang were present. Diane Kelly and Laura Kohler were absent. Discussion was held. Marlene Yang moved to go into open session. John Suralik seconded. All ayes. Adjourned to open session at 7:04 pm. Reconvene in Open Session/Roll Call of Members (Kohler School Library) Paula Anderson called roll. John Suralik, Jane Bishop, and Marlene Yang were present. Diane Kelly and Laura Kohler were absent. Board President’s Report No report was given
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Norbert College), and Olivia Kellner who graduated from UW-Stout. Naviance Presentation Autumn from Naviance,, presented to the board. Naviance is a college and career planning, web-based tool which provides progress-monitoring and portfolio development. Naviance will also provide a webbased solution to documenting student community service hours. If implemented, this tool will become part of our College and Career Advising Program. Persons Requesting to Address Members of the Board of Education Ron Hummitzsch of 350 Woodlake Road expressed his concerns regarding his property taxes. Review of District Finances All teachers and contracted employees will contribute 5.8% into the Wisconsin retirement system. Kohler School District teachers will be contributing 15% into health plan. The adopted budget from October 2010 is still showing a deficit, but not has high as anticipated. Consent Agenda Approval of June 13, 2011 Regular Board minutes

Marlene Yang moved to approve the consent the agenda. John seconded the motion. All ayes. Consent agenda approved. Action and/or Discussion Items Discussion and possible action on Kohler Food Service Program Marlene moved to stop consideration on using the USDA food service program. Jane seconded. All ayes. Motion carried. Approval of Invoices John moved to approve the June 2011 district invoices. Marlene seconded. All ayes. Motion carried. Discussion and possible action to hire a Girls’ Swim coach Marlene moved to approve the hiring of a Girl’s Swim coach, Sharon Redlich Ellifson. John seconded. All ayes. Motion carried. Discussion and possible action to hire Mathematics teacher John moved to approve the hiring of a full-time mathematics teacher, Diane Deloria. Marlene seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

Discussion and possible action to hire Spanish teacher Marlene moved to approve the hiring of a part-time Spanish teacher, Lindsay Pribek as presented. John seconded. All ayes. Motion carried. Discussion and possible action to approve wireless vendor and contract Marlene moved to table the approval pending further information. John seconded. All ayes. Motion carried. Discuss procedure for filling athletic director role in the future Discussion was held. Persons Requesting to Address Members of the Board of Education Susie Wandschneider of 435 Summit Road expressed her concern regarding the village swimming pool and the co-op agreement between the high schools. Valerie Wandschneider of 633 Upper Road believes hiring one person to have both athletic and village recreational responsibilities is a good idea. She would also like to understand the co-op agreement between the high schools.

Adjournment John moved to adjourn. Marlene seconded. Meeting adjourned at 8:47pm. Important Future Dates Board Workshop, July 21st at 1:00 pm Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 7:00 pm

Kohler Public School Lunch Menu

September 2011


Prepared From Scratch Contains Pork Vegetarian Entrée Harvest of the Month


Summer Squash

Fresh vegetables plus fresh and canned fruits are available daily with lunch from the Fruit & Vegetable Bar.

Contains Peanuts Contains Tree Nuts





Three Cheese Stromboli with Zesty Pizza Sauce Italian Pasta Salad
Cubano Sandwich Alternative Entrée(s)

Turkey Tetrazzini Garlic Bread Marinated Tomato Salad
Meatball Sub Alternative Entrée(s)

Chicken Nuggets Tator Tots Jello
Chicken Wok Alternative Entrée(s) Tuscan Piegga
Broccoli Salad with Cheese stick

Beefy Nachos with Cheese Sauce Mexican Corn
Philly Cheesesteak Alternative Entrée(s)

Chef Ted's On Display

Popeye Salad Ham & Cheese Pinwheel

Taco Salad
Chicken Caesar Pita 15 1/2 DAY Taco Salad or Chicken Salad Pita

Yogurt Pak Crispy Chicken Salad

Superintendent’s Report Marty will visit homes of new high school students and 9th grade students. The High School Student and Parent Handbook will be discussed in August. The Community service graduation requirement will be put into place for the 20112012 school year. Marty recognized Kohler graduates who have distinguished themselves at their colleges/ universities: Holly Zehfus (Michigan Tech University), Danielle Dyksterhouse (Bradley University), Megan Hansmann (Lakeland College), Markus Anderson, Kevin Beine, Madeline Wenberg and Andrew Ollmann (St.

Sloppy Joe on Wheat Bun Fresh Melon Baked Potato Wedges
Santa Fe Rice Bowl Alternative Entrée(s)

Orange Chicken Brown Rice Stir Fry Veg Fortune Cookie
Pasta Bar Alternative Entrée(s)

Grilled Chicken on a wheat bun Sweet Potato Fries Honey Glazed Carrots
BBQ Rib Sandwich Alternative Entrée(s) Tuscan Piegga
Broccoli Salad with Cheese stick

Chile con Carne Cheese and Sour Cream Corn Bread
Roast Turkey Cibatta Alternative Entrée(s)

Turkey Sub
Garden Veg Salad 19 20

Popeye Salad Ham & Cheese Pinwheel

Yogurt Pak Crispy Chicken Salad


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BREAKFAST/LUNCH PRICES Elementary Secondary Additional Milk Adult Extra Entrée

Mini Corn Dogs Oven Fries Rice Krispy Treat
Rueben Panini Alternative Entrée(s)

Fresh Baked Pizza Pepperoni or Cheese Caesar Salad
Chicken Pesto Flatbread Alternative Entrée(s)

Enchilada Bake Salsa and Sour Cream Spanish Rice
Baked Potato Bar Alternative Entrée(s)

Chicken Parmesean Whole Wheat Pasta Garlic Bread
Turkey BLT Panini Alternative Entrée(s) Tuscan Piegga
Broccoli Salad with Cheese stick

Grilled Cheese Homemade Soup Crackers
Thai Noodle Bowl Alternative Entrée(s)

Turkey Sub
Garden Veg Salad 26

Popeye Salad Ham & Cheese Pinwheel
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Taco Salad
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Yogurt Pak Crispy Chicken Salad

Popcorn Chicken Waffle Fries Baked Apple Cobbler
Italian Porchetta Alternative Entrée(s)

Homemade Stromboli Pepperoni or Cheese Tossed Salad
Jamaican Jerk Sandwich Alternative Entrée(s)

Roasted Turkey Mashed Potato & Gravy Summer Squash Wheat Dinner Roll
General Tso's Chicken Alternative Entrée(s)

Waffle Scrambled Eggs Hashbrowns
Bomber Tailgater Alternative Entrée(s) Tuscan Piegga
Broccoli Salad with Cheese stick

Hard or Soft Shell Tacos Salsa and Sour Cream Corn Bread
Footers Alternative Entrée(s)

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Garden Veg Salad
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Popeye Salad Ham & Cheese Pinwheel

Taco Salad
Chicken Salad Pita

Yogurt Pak Crispy Chicken Salad
Milk Choice of 1%, Skim and 100% fruit juice is included with Lunch

Please make an appointment with Chef Ted for any questions or concerns at: 920-803-7217

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Calendar of Events
Basket of Goodies Movers & Shakers Kids Toys September 1‐30 Enter to win a basket filled with arts & crafts supplies and kits. 920‐453‐2874 Arts & Crafts Movers & Shakers Kids Toys September 5, 12‐2pm FREE Decorate a patriotic paper pin‐ wheel. Complimentary for all ages. 920‐453‐2874 Story Time & Art Movers & Shakers Kids Toys September 6, 13, 20, 27, 10‐ 10:30am $5 per child Giggles and Squiggles story time and art. Recommended for ages 3‐5 yrs with an adult. Limited seating. Please call 920‐453‐2874 for reservations. Discover Scuba September 8, 6‐6:45pm Cost: $35/member $42/Non‐ Member Join us underwater as we team up with the certified instructors from the Underwater Connec‐ tion! The Discover Scuba Experi‐ ence offers you a chance to try the sport of scuba diving in our own pool. The instructors from the Underwater Connection will work with small groups of stu‐ dents to introduce them to the techniques, knowledge, and unique experience of SCUBA. This fun and exciting program is easily conducted in a simple one hour session. All you need to bring is a swimsuit and towel, and your sense of adventure! All SCUBA and snorkeling equipment will be provided. Special release forms will need to be completed prior to participation. For ages 8 years old & up. Bring the entire family! For more information, feel free to contact Michael Haynes at the Underwater Connection. 262‐ 251‐8283, or mikehaynes@uw‐ Tuesday’s Tastes Woodlake Market Atrium September 13, 6‐7:30pm $15 per person. Sample perfect food and wine tastings while enjoying great company. Preregistration is re‐ quired! Please call 920‐457‐6570. Fall Equinox Sports Core Deck September 22, 6‐7:30pm FREE The Autumnal Equinox is a time of focus and concentration, a respite from external activities of summer, a sort of exhale for the last quarter of the year to reflect and go deep. A great time for yoga and observation of the col‐ orful display of Mother Nature as she begins withdrawing outward energies in preparation for the still of winter. Join us for a 90 minute practice in which you will connect with the seasonal energy of the equinox through yoga asana and guided meditation. Event will be held at Yoga on the




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Lake in case of inclement weather) 920‐457‐4444 Woodlake Market Open House Woodlake Market’s Outside Din‐ ing September 22, 4‐7pm Meet with our Management Team as you learn about all what Woodlake Market has to offer. From shopping services to new products…this is the perfect way to get a taste of your community market! 920‐457‐6570 Kids Night Out! Sports Core September 23, 5‐9pm $20.00 fitness/$25.00 Stan‐ dard/$30.00 Non‐member $45.00 family rate fitness/$55 standard family rate/$65.00 guest family rate* 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 (in‐ cluded 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 indi‐ cating your menu choice. SPE‐ CIAL NOTE: Children MUST be potty trained to be registered for this program. Please call 920‐457‐4444 to regis‐ ter.

Exhibit: Before Knowing Remembers ARTspace – A Gallery of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center September 1‐ October 9 This Exhibit features the recent paintings and prints by Barry Roal Carlsen of Wisconsin. Carlsen’s paintings and prints incorporate a combination of processes and materials including oil, encaustic, and lithography. Special Events at Intentions Special events throughout the month include: Complimentary Numerology Profiles, Aromather‐ apy Treatments, Develop Your In‐ tuition, Reiki Body Scans, and Discussion Groups. Please call 920‐457‐9543 for more informa‐ tion and a complete schedule or visit us at

Fall into Fun – Harvest Days 2011
October 1&2, 8&9, 15&16, and 29&30, 2011 The Shops at Woodlake in Village of Kohler, Wisconsin Join us for the third annual Harvest Days experience. Families can fill their autumn days with a variety of activities and themedcrafts including a winding corn maze, pumpkin patch, tractor rides, kids' activities, entertainment, fall food and beverage, and more! Please call 800-344-2838 for more information.

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Savor the Date for the 11th Annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, October 20-23, 2011
One of the Most Delicious Destinations in the Midwest boasts culinary delights, wine and spirits galore, educational seminars and special events during its annual celebration
Every October for more than a decade, the quaint Village of Kohler transforms into one of The Most Delicious Destinations in the Midwest as it hosts the annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience. This year’s celebration, held October 20-23, 2011, will include nationally renowned Chefs Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Jacques Torres, Charlie Trotter and Andrew Zimmern, in addition to a strong line-up of regional restaurateurs, wine experts and mixologists. The highly anticipated annual fest, co-sponsored by Bon Appétit Magazine, promises more than 60 fine wine and spirits, 20 cooking demonstrations and seminars, and dozens of premier events that take place throughout The American Club Resort, the Midwest’s only AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel. Experts from across the nation will mingle with food and wine enthusiasts, host wine, spirits and beer tastings, and share their epicurean expertise. “We are thrilled to share this year’s line-up of celebrity chefs, presenters and top wine experts in the industry,” says Teo Zagroba, Beverage Manager for The American Club Resort. “The variety of wine, spirits, cooking demos and culinary experiences to choose from allows our guests to learn more about pairing options in an enjoyable, interactive environment. We are extremely proud of the range of wine and spirits we are offering this year, giving people the chance to enjoy something new or revisit a favorite.” An exciting addition to the 11th annual festival is Pig Cheese Cocktail on Saturday evening ($52.50), hosted by Death’s Door Spirits. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Death’s Door uses the spent grains and organic dairy from the spirits to raise Swabian Hall Swine. Chef Paul Smitala of Blackwolf Run will prepare a delectable pork-themed menu, while guests feast on cheese pairings from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and enjoy featured cocktails. Savor delicious bites and sips at the 11th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience. The schedule of events, tickets and hotel packages are now available at or 1-800-344-2838. Ticketed event prices start at $21 and many events and tastings are complimentary. Events sell out quickly so it is advised to make reservations early to help ensure best selection and availability. CELEBRITY PRESENTERS & CHEFS Guests at the four-day celebration will have the opportunity to learn from some of the country’s best chefs and wine experts, including: Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

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• Alexandra Guarnaschelli – Executive chef at Butter Restaurant, Guarnaschelli has worked in some of the country’s top restaurants including esteemed chef Guy Savoy’s eponymous three-star kitchen. She has many national television appearances including “Iron Chef America” as both a contestant and a judge, Food Network Challenge as both a contestant and judge, “The Today Show” and “The Rachael Ray Show.” Guarnaschelli is currently the host of “Alex’s Day Off” on Food Network; she also is a regular as a judge on “Chopped” and “The

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• Jacques Torres – As the Chocolate Executive Officer of Jacques Torres Chocolate, Torres produces and sells his own line of handcrafted chocolates and other highend confectionary products at his two factory and five retail locations in New York City as well as a retail venture in Atlantic City at Harrah’s Casino. In addition to

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correspondent of the nationally syndicated Morning Show “The Daily Buzz,” Jon is also the executive Chef for Relish Magazine, inspiring 62 million readers with simple and seasonal recipes. He regularly appears on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Today Show.” Ashton can also be seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates across the nation as he travels doing media tours and presentations. families and co-proprietor with his brother Peter, Jr., at Charles Krug Winery. Since purchasing the winery in 1943, the Peter Mondavi Sr. Family has preserved its traditions and historic buildings for four generations while innovating with state of the art winemaking techniques. 2011 SPECIAL EVENTS Signature events of the festival include Taste of the Vine at the Kohler Design Center and Feast of Talent at The American Club. Taste of the Vine (Friday, October 21) features a collection of wineries sampling their best vintages, paired with culinary samplings from the Kitchens of Kohler. Feast of Talent (Saturday, October 22) is a one-of-a-kind seated dinner featuring menu courses selected by the participating celebrity chefs who will dine with guests for an intimate and unforgettable evening. A fan-favorite and one of the most unique events is the Thursday-evening Kohler Chefs’ Challenge – a charity fund-raiser – taking place Thursday evening. For $21 and a canned item for donation, guests witness the competitive nature of Kohler Chefs as they create mouth-watering culinary delights which are then auctioned-off to benefit a local charity. Guests get as competitive as the chefs over the bidding wars that occur for the sought-after dishes. Traditional events for the weekend include the Grand Wine Tastings ($26.25) on Friday and Saturday; the Majors Dinner at Whistling Straits ($157.50) on Saturday; Oktoberfest ($36.75) on Saturday featuring a live band and beer tasting at the Stella Artois Main Stage; Sunday Champagne Brunch ($63) at The American Club; and concluding the weekend’s events, the Ultimate Tailgate Party on Sunday featuring the live television broadcast of the Green Bay Packers football game featuring tailgate-style food and beverages for purchase (free entry, $31.50 food and beverage wristband). This year’s game is at NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings with a 3.15 p.m. kick-off. Most of the Kohler Food & Wine Experience headline and special events take place at the Stella Artois Main Stage sponsored by Stella Artois/Anheuser-Busch. COMPLIMENTARY ACTIVITIES Complimentary demonstrations, tastings and activities are scheduled during the Kohler Food & Wine Experience weekend in various locations throughout the Village of Kohler including: • Grocer Vendor Fair featuring



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several successful cookbooks, Torres has hosted a 52-episode public television series, Dessert Circus with Jacques Torres, Food Network’s Chocolate with Jacques Torres and continues to make guest appearances on shows such as Top Chef: Just Desserts and Chopped All Stars.

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• Charlie Trotter – For more than 23 years, Charlie Trotter's Restaurant has dedicated itself to excellence in the culinary arts. The restaurant is recognized by a variety of prestigious national and international institutions. It has also received Five Stars from the Mobil Travel Guide, Five Diamonds by AAA and 10 James Beard Foundation awards. Wine Spectator named the restaurant ‘The Best Restaurant in the World for Wine & Food’ (1998) and ‘America’s Best Restaurant’ (2000). Chef Trotter is the author of 14 cookbooks, three management books, and is the host of the nationally aired, award winning PBS cooking series, The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter. He was also a recent contestant on “Top Chef: Masters.”

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samples from more than 30 vendors at Woodlake Market • Tastings, specials, trunk shows, seminars, drawings & events at The Shops at Woodlake • Kid and family-friendly activities and events • Gourmet marketplace at The American Club • Chef demonstrations and samplings at the Kohler Design Center,

Taste of the Vine (from $465 per person). The Feast of Talent Package features overnight accommodations for two nights at The American Club, two tickets to Taste of the Vine and two tickets to Feast of the Talent (from $724 per person). Package prices based on double occupancy. Call 1-800-3442838 for reservations. SPONSORS The 2011 Kohler Food & Wine Experience is co-sponsored by The American Club Resort, Bon Appétit Magazine, Stella Artois, Wirtz Beverage of Wisconsin, Death’s Door & DonQ/Blackbeard and Domaine Serene in cooperation with The Village of Kohler Tourism Promotion Committee. THE AMERICAN CLUB RESORT The American Club, the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond resorthotel for 25 consecutive years is home to Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run golf venues; Kohler Waters Spa; The Gardens of Kohler; The Shops at Woodlake Kohler; Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates, River Wildlife and Riverbend. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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• Andrew Zimmern – A James Beard Award-winning TV personality, food writer, chef and teacher, Zimmern is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the co-creator, host and contributing producer of Travel Channel's hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World, he travels the world and explores food, wherever it's found. • Jon Ashton – Currently the food

• Bart Vandaele – Owner & Executive Chef at Belga Café in Washington D.C., Vandaele is a Belgium native who has been involved in the culinary arts his whole life. He received his initial culinary training in Bruges and spent many years working at some of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in Belgium, including Restaurant Scholteshof, which received two prestigious Michelin stars during his tenure as souschef. Vandaele first garnered international notice as Executive Chef for the European Union’s head diplomat to the United States and has since prepared meals for such prominent global figures as Hillary Clinton and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. • Lynn House – Currently the Chief Mixologist at Paul Kahan’s Blackbird Restaurant in Chicago, Lynn was previously the Beverage Director and Chief Mixologist for Graham Elliot, as well as, one of the original Master Bartenders at the acclaimed The Drawing Room. Lynn has recently been recognized by Cheeky Magazine as one of the top 10 women in Chicago for 2011, and her work has been featured in Esquire, Gentleman's Quarterly, Ebony, Saveur, Cheers, The Tasting Panel, Imbibe, Time Out Chicago, Forbes Traveler, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Bartender's Gin Compendium. Most recently Lynn was recognized by Gaz Regan as one of the “top 20 most fabulous bartenders.” • Marc Mondavi – Third generation member of one of Napa Valley’s legendary winemaking

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enter to win a KOHLER Whitehaven Apron Front Kitchen Sink and the KOHLER Bellara Pull Down Kitchen Faucet. HOTEL PACKAGES Guests can enjoy accommodations at the iconic American Club, the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel, or the Inn on Woodlake, a three-diamond boutique hotel in Kohler. The Taste of the Vine Package features overnight accommodations at The American Club, and two tickets to

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