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November 22, 2019 


Kiel Homecoming spirit spurs Raiders to victory - VIDEO
Kiel High School held its Homecoming activities last week including the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon. During halftime of the football game won by the Raiders, band percussionists clanked on some metal garbage cans. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Mid-Shores HBA Parade of Homes - VIDEO
One of the homes featured at the 7th annual Mid-Shores HBA Parade of Homes held Oct. 2-4 was constructed by Charles Carpentry LLC. The two-story home, owned by Dennis and Jill Preissner, is located on a Sheboygan River lot along Rockville Road, Kiel. Along with Energy Star® the Charles Carpentry team and its subcontractors employed safe, energy efficient building techniques helping the owner re-coup the cost of their project through energy efficient operation. Views of the home's interior include its kitchen, a sitting room adjacent to the kitchen with a view of the river, the great room with fireplace, the five bedrooms including the master bedroom and his and her sinks and private water closet; the home's main entry, and a finished lower level offering a game room, wet bar and entertainment center with fireplace. Five other homes were featured. Visitors toured homes on Andrews Drive, Valders, and Cedar Terrace Road, Kiel constructed by Christel & Heiberger Builders, Inc.; a home on Rockland Beach Road, Hilbert, by K&J Construction and Design LLC; a home on McKayla Drive, town of Harrison by Schmidt Bros Custom Homes, Inc.; and a home on Golf View Drive, Brillion by JMR Builders LLC. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEOS
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
New Holstein Homecoming Week - VIDEO
Last week was Homecoming Week at New Holstein High School, and it got rolling with the annual Powder Puff football game on Tuesday evening. Halftime of that game always features the junior and senior boys doing their respective dance routines. While the homecoming parade on Friday was cancelled, a pep assembly was held in the school gym and included a tug-of-war competition won by the seniors. That class won that competition all four years it has been in high school. Teachers Ted Bonde and Seth Nielsen performed a ribbon dance as well, much to the delight of students. High school choir members sang with the Rock Bottom band on a Rolling Stones number. A pumped-up Husky football team went on to defeat a solid Waupun squad in Friday night's football game. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Kiel Ruby Rockers Fall Harvest Gala
A Kiel Ruby Rockers Fall Harvest Gala took place at Millhome Supper Club Sept. 30. The event attracted 44 chapters, totaling nearly 400 ladies from southeast Wisconsin. The event included a luncheon and entertainment. Humorist July Collins of Sheboygan, dressed as an Idaho potato, kept the ladies chuckling with a sassy play on words monologue. This was followed by a Fun Fashion Show in which funny garb was worn and modeled. The show was officially named Judy's Crazee Fashfuns, created and narrated by Collins with assistance from Patti Coz-Charles. Modeling the zany outfits were Diane Nett, Luann Twohig, Roberta Isaacs, Fran Beckmann and Michelle May. Raffles and door prizes were awarded. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Dive rescue team undertakes training in Chilton - VIDEO
The first class of 12 individuals underwent intensive dive rescue team training this past weekend using the classroom and indoor pool at Chilton Middle School. A second class of 12 individuals will experience the same training evenings this week. Training is being provided by Green Bay Scuba which is owned by Al Pahnke. Three instructors worked with groups of four individuals. Trainees are volunteers from area fire departments who ultimately will be equipped to perform below ice and water surface rescue operations on Lake Winnebago and other nearby bodies of water. The funding for this has been obtained through generous contributions from area individuals, businesses and service organizations.The organization of a dive team was prompted by tragic incidents occurring in the eastern and northern portions of Lake Winnebago where no area dive team rescue operation existed. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Steam and Gas Engine Show - VIDEO
The R.S. Vintage Steels 21st Annual Steam & Gas Engine Show which this year featured the Massey-Harris tractor line took place Sept. 19-20 at Calumetville. The event featured a rock crusher, saw mill, shingle mill, blacksmith, antique tractors, gas & steam engines, a flea market, toy tractor displays, special antique, boat motor displays, threshing, antique general store, primitive camping and antique cars & trucks. A parade of equipment took place both days. Next year's event will feature the Minneapolis-Moline tractor line. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Chilton Homecoming Pep Rally - VIDEO
Chilton High School observed homecoming activities last week (Sept. 14-18) Class competitions occurred all week, including dress-up days, hall decorating and business window painting. On Friday, the student body assembled in the gymnasium for a pep rally in anticipation of the school's football game that evening - the Chilton Tigers against the Mischicot Indians. Band renditions, competitions, routines by the cheerleading team and dance team and cheers made up part of the pep rally. A parade of decorated floats followed in downtown Chilton. Saturday night a dance was held in the high school commons. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
St. Nazians Annual Street Fest - VIDEO
St. Nazianz held its annual Street Fest Saturday, Sept. 19 with a parade, music, food and entertainment. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Fall Food & Energy Fest VIDEO
Ledge View Nature Center was the site of the Fifth Annual Fall Food and Energy Fest which occurred Sept. 12. The food at the Fest is hearty, locally grown and natural organic. Also available were fresh-pressed apple juice, root beer floats, burgers, toasted cheese sandwiches, chili, Scoop's Ice Cream Parlor's homemade ice cream, and Bourguignon Stew. Farmer's Market items featured fresh produce. Home brewed beer and wine booths picqued the interest of visitors. Renewable energy exhibits, plug-in cars and other alternative sustainable energy sources were showcased. Fun games for kids included scarecrow stuffing, pumpkin painting and a hay bale maze. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Crafty Apple Fest VIDEO
The seventh annual Chilton Crafty Apple Fest which took place in Chilton Sept. 12 drew roughly 100 vendors and a steady stream of folks browsing throughout the day among the booths displaying a wide variety of items, crafts and foods. Family activities including a large inflatable play area, face painting, pinewood derby race track, and pumpkin bowling made it a truly friendly community event. The Red Star Express made a return appearance providing bluegrass, country, gospel and other music stylings. The yearly event is organized by the Chilton Chamber of Commerce. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Zion Lutheran Church Fall Fest - VIDEO
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kiel is located at 19214 CTH XX, just a few miles east of Kiel in Louis Corners. Saturday Sept. 12, 2009 the congregation celebrated their annual Family Fall Fest with entertainment and games for the children as well as horse drawn wagon rides and delicious foods. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Saturday, September 12, 2009
2009 Calumet County Fair - VIDEO
Buckets of Fun was the theme of the 2009 Calumet County Fair which took place Sept. 4-7 with plenty of choices for fairgoers. Magnificent weather created a perfect venue for the Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin. The four day event included exhibits in the traditional categories, the judging of animals, amusement rides galore, information booths, the judging of garden vegetables, flowers, clothing and wine, a team roping event, horse pulling and related events such as the stick horse race, and fun events from magic performances to the Catch-A-Pig contest. And of course, the fair had plenty of live music groups and grandstand entertainment from stock car racing to the demolition derby. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Friday, September 11, 2009
NH Elementary dedicates new walking trail and fitness equipment - VIDEO
The new walking trail and fitness equipment outside New Holstein Elementary School was formally dedicated last Friday morning. Below, members of the Kiwanis Club which helped school maintenance staff assemble the equipment led the way while staff members (above) demonstrated each piece for the kids. Phy ed teachers helped write a grant application which helped pay for the equipment along with cookie dough sale funds. Maintenance man Fred Weber drew up the plan for the trail system, which will be used in phy ed classes, at recess and by the general public. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Elkhart Lake Farmers & Artisans Market - VIDEO
Saturday, August 29, 2009, Elkhart Lake's Historic Railroad Depot (corner of Rhine & Lake Streets). This popular and ever-growing Elkhart Lake Farmers & Artisans Market is open every Saturday morning from June through mid-October. Open 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Berths keep things popping at Palo
Dave and Cindy Berth, Chilton, have keep the dream of Cindy's father alive. They operate Hank Schuette's Palo Popcorn Company in Sheboygan Falls. Here is a video that shows how things are popping at Palo. Click the headline to view the video.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Relay for Life '09 - VIDEO
Relay for Life, an annual overnight event, held Aug. 21-22 at the New Holstein High School athletic track, celebrates the lives of those who have had cancer (survivors), remembers those who died from cancer, and is a gathering of those who are fighting back against a disease that takes many lives. This year, a birthday theme was celebrated, drawing attention to the anniversary years which cancer survivors are marking. Campsites too were decorated with the birthday theme and each team entered a 'fake cake" for judging. A silent auction was held. A special luminaria ceremony was conducted remembering those who were lost to cancer. Dollars raised through Relay For Life provide hope to people in the community. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 24, 2009
12th Annual Moosefest - VIDEO
The 12th Annual "Moosefest" benefiting Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin took place in Osman, WI. The Moosefest '09 charity fundraiser was held Aug. 21-23. Former Green Bay Packer Tim Harris made an appearance. Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels attended the event after skydiving to the grounds Sunday. Other activities held during the weekend-long festivities included: volleyball tournaments, miniature bowling, tent races, bikini bike wash, Power Wheels obstacle courses, kids entertainment, vendors, a pig and corn roast, dunk tank, silent auction and live music by various bands. Fireworks were held Saturday evening. A parade was scheduled for noon on Aug. 23. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 24, 2009
N.E.W. Zoo visits New Holstein - VIDEO
Live Zoo Animals visited the New Holstein Public Library, Aug. 19 for about an hour. The N.E.W. Zoo of Green Bay talked about animals and allowed participants to get up close to briefly touch and view an armadillo, rabbit, porcupine, snake and turtle. There was no cost to those in attendance and the library was filled to capacity. Zookeepers Lindsay Krebs and summer intern Megan Hannon assisted with the explanation of each animals habitat, mannerisms and lifestyle. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 24, 2009
Kiel Custom Car Show - VIDEO
The annual Kiel Custom Car Show took place in Kiel City Park Aug. 16. Owners showcased their gleaming vintage vehicles and were not dismayed when a light rain changed their appearance for a short time. Visitors, some collectors themselves, walked among the cars checking them inside and out, talking to owners about their hobby. As always, others dreamt of undertaking the hobby themselves but skills, time and money might be things that interfere right now with carrying it out. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
SS. Peter & Paul 150th anniversary celebration - VIDEO
The congregation of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel, marked its 150th anniversary with a special celebration Aug. 16. A Mass was celebrated with Green Bay Diocesan Bishop David Ricken presiding and preaching. Concelebrating were Salvatorian Fathers Loren Nys, Michael Burns, Cletus LaMere and Jeffrey Wocken, and Fr. Robert Kollath, who as pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, Chilton serves as moderator of Ss. Peter & Paul. Deacon Pat Knier assisted. In conjunction with the Mass, Joseph Zenk was officially commissioned as the parish director. A large group photo was taken outside the church of those who attended the celebration. A luncheon was served afterwards. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Kiel Parade 2009 - VIDEO
Here are a few scenes from the Kiel Parade, 2009, "Life on the Farm." The parade is sponsored by the Kiel Area Association of Commerce. Click the headline to view the video.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Uptown Commons Grand Opening Celebration - VIDEO
A grand opening and official ribbon cutting ceremon Tuesday, Aug. 11 anointed Chilton's newest senior apartment facility on Main Street named Uptown Commons. Philip Schultz, a partner with Horizon Management based in Madison served as master of ceremonies for the outdoor ceremony. A number of speakers -city officials and Horizon Management staff - recognized and applauded all who were responsible for what was described as an attractive and comfortable residence of quality construction that will serve senior housing needs for decades to come. On behalf of the city of Chilton, Mayor Tom Reinl read aloud a proclamation in which he declared last Tuesday Senior Citizens Recognition Day. A plaque was awarded to Horizon Management officials toward that purpose. Following ceremonies, visitors were invited to tour the facility. Lunch was also served to guests. Under sunny skies, the Jerry Schneider Band played background music. Brandon Froom serves as the leasing consultant for Uptown Commons and is available at 46 Main St., Chilton and can be reached at 849-4477 to conduct lease signings or simply obtain information. Half of the apartments are currently being rented. Apartments remain available at this time. Mark and Arleen Gebhart are serving as the residential managers of the facility. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
57th Annual 2009 Stream Engine Show - VIDEO
The 57th Annual 2009 Steam Engine Show took place at the Calumet County Fairgrounds, Chilton, Aug. 8-9. This year's show featured Orphans & Oddballs 2010 Wisconsin Made. There was also a toy show and expanded flea market. Other attractions included a complete sawmill in operation; threshers, feed mills, feed cutters, clover hullers, and sawing shingles. Each day threshing grain took place powered by steam engines. Steam engines of different makes, including a model steam engine, were on display as well as gas tractors, gasoline engines and old farm machinery. A special feature was the Ladies of Wisconsin Antique Steam Engine Club booth. The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Steam Antique Engine Club, Inc. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
St. Cloud's 100th Anniversary celebration - VIDEO
St. Cloud has not had a parade in decades, so it did it up right on Saturday as the Fond du Lac County village celebrated the 100th anniversary of its incorporation. A morning-long rain ended about an hour before the start of the parade, and thousands of people lined the main thoroughfare through the community to see the parade and catch up with old friends. A giant cake was pushed through the parade by an all-terrain vehicle, then displayed at Village Park before being sliced. Old photos from the community were on display in the Community Center, as was the large curtain which once hung in the Opera House. The Klement's Racing Sausages and members of the University of Wisconsin Band also highlighted the parade and activities in the park later. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 10, 2009
Department of Transportation officials answer Hwy 151 construction questions - VIDEO
State Senator Jos. Leibham (R-Sheboygan) orchestrated a question and answer session Aug. 5 with local residents who asked questions of Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) officials about the US Hwy 151 construction project taking place in the Town of Calumet (Foind du Lac County) and Town of Brothertown (Calumet County). The informational session took place at the Town of Calumet Fire Station. DOT officials on hand were Mike Berg, regional director; Matthew Haefs, P.E. project manager, and David Barber, residential engineer. Officials said on Sept. 1 the roadway will remain closed to through traffic but will be open for people conducting business in the area. The entire project will be completed Oct. 15 when the road will be open to all traffic. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, August 10, 2009
CMC Progressive Ag Safety Day - VIDEO
Calumet Medical Center's Progressive Agriculture Safety Day was an injury prevention program for eight to 12-year-old children that addressed home, outdoors and agricultural topics.Topics for the 2009 Safety Day demonstrations and discussions included: fire, natural gas, snowmobile/ice, farm equipment, hand tools, food,hand hygiene, bike helmet awareness, alcohol/tobacco awareness, navigating outdoors and airbag awareness. The event was held Tuesday, July 28, 2009 with a rescue simulation at 8 a.m. on the Calumet County Fairgrounds. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Launching of summer youth employment pilot at High Cliff - VIDEO
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman July 23 at the High Cliff State Park boat landing launched a summer youth employment pilot, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded project, to help fight aquatic invasive species. Two of the employed water boat inspectors assigned to the Lake Winnebago System David Carroll of Kimberly and Joe Madison of Brillion were on hand to demonstrate the steps taken in the inspection process. The demonstration project is a collaborative effort with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Also present for the event were Executive Admistrator/CEO Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. Cheryl Welch; Diane Schauer who serves as aquatic invasive species (AIS) coordinator for Calumet County, and State Assembly Rep. Al Ott (R-Forest Junction). Funding is available to hire up to 55 youths performing water boat inspections in 11 different Workforce Development regions of the state. the Lake Winnebago System sustains a recreational fishery that annually contributes $234 million to the local economy. Steps taken to improve water quality and water habitat make a positive impact on the economic picture. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Good Shepherd Parish of Chilton Annual Picnic - VIDEO
Good Shepherd Parish of Chilton held their annual Picnic "Sharing Our Heritage"

On Saturday July 25, 2009 a Pig Roast assisted by Dennis and Donna Koenigs - began at 4 p.m. kicking off the event. Mini bowling and games for the kids were also available under the backdrop of DJ - Dr. Doobie and fireworks later on after dusk. A silent auction, bake sale, 50/50 raffles and attendance prizes added to the festivities. On Sunday July 26 The Steeple Chase bike run, outdoor Polka Mass, grilled chicken dinner, bingo and music by Clete Bellin Band rounded out the weekend. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Silver Dollar Days in Howards Grove - VIDEO
Silver Dollar Days in Howards Grove on Sunday, July 19, 2009 started with a parade route starting at the city's middle school and ending toward Piggly Wiggly. The one and a half hour parade was complete with several local businesses, bands and volunteers. The Kiel Municipal Band, Howards Grove School Band, and a polka variety band also performed. Beautiful weather and smiling faces made the event memorable. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Womanhood through the ages - VIDEO
"Womanhood through the ages" sponsored by the Sheboygan Historical Society and Museum depicted eras of women throughout history between the years 1860 to modern day. Different areas of focus included suffragist movements, clothing styles, child rearing, educational standards, careers and hobbies and social expectations to name a few. Volunteers of the museum and guest speakers engaged visitors in conversation and revelations in the vast changes woman have encountered in politics, entreprenurial ventures, economics and trade. The event was held Saturday, July 18, 2009. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Carson Kugler makes special appearance at KPL - VIDEO
Carson Kugler has storyboarded on a number of well-known cartoons, most notably as a storyboard director for Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Squarepants and Hey Arnold. He made a special appearance at the Kiel Public Library July 9, 2009 to show children how to draw cartoon characters and how an animation series is produced. Carson's recent exhibitions include Telling Stories out of School: Midwest Illustrators Arthur Geisert, Kevin Henkes and Tina and Carson Kugler at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, WI, and a gallery show at Stumpjack Coffee in Two Rivers, WI in 2009. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, July 13, 2009
Li'l Abner at the Engler Center- VIDEO
"Li'l Abner" is being performed by Calumet County Community Theatre at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts (Chilton High School). Performances took place July 10-11 and additional performances will take place July 16-17 at 7 p.m., and July 18 at 2 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10 and at-the-door are $12. The public may reserve tickets online at: www.engler center.com. Kyle R. Pingel serves as director. Music director is Shawn Postell; choreographer is Miki Wise and vocal director is Aaron Juhl. Li'l Abner is a musical with a book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, music by Gene De Paul, and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Based on the comic strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp, the show is, on the surface, a broad spoof of hillbillies but is also a pointed satire taking on any number of topics, ranging from an incompetent United States federal government to standards of masculinity.The plot centers on two things: first, Dogpatch, the town that is the main setting of the comic strip, has been declared the "most unnecessary town" in the U.S. and is set to be turned into a nuclear testing site; second, the baby tonic (Yokumberry Tonic) that Abner has been fed all his life by his mother, Mammy Yokum, is discovered to be a potion that makes men strong and handsome, but also utterly uninterested in romance. The town is ultimately saved when a plaque is discovered declaring that its local hero and Town Founder, the Confederate General Jubilation T. Cornpone was, by virtue of his incompetence, so instrumental in the defeat of his own army as to be a hero of the Republic. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, July 13, 2009
Annual New Holstein Firemen's Picnic - VIDEO
Gorgeous summer weather greeted the thousands of attendees who took part in the various activities of the annual New Holstein Firemen's Picnic over the weekend. As has been the case for the last 10 years, a highlight of the picnic was the fireworks show staged by New Holstein native Bruce Brocker and his crew which took place Saturday night. A first-time highlight was an appearance by about 30 members of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band in both the parade on Sunday and then a "Fifth Quarter" show in Civic Park afterward. People circled around the band in the shade of the park's giant trees and had a blast as the band played. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, July 13, 2009
KMB Patriotic Concert-VIDEO
The Kiel Municipal Band performed its traditional Salute to America Concert July 1 in the Kiel City Park. Here are some scenes from the concert.
Friday, July 10, 2009
NH Aquatic Center Open House and Dedication - VIDEO
The first official splashes made into the still waters of the New Holstein Aquatic Center followed its dedication in ceremonies held July 4 at the community pool. The children whose essays caught the eye of the judging committee on why they wanted to be among the first to cascade down the water slides were Teddy Schnell, Janna Meyer and Ronald Balazs. New Holstein Mayor Dianne Reese praised community leaders whose vision made it happen and cited it as a project that was truly doable. New Holstein Kiwanis chairperson Jerry Hallstrom spoke of the history of pool construction in New Holstein. He told how Irwin Heus donated three acres of land and how the city of New Holstein purchased another 3.3 adjacent acres for $1,000 and how the former pool cost $65,000 with Tecumseh Products having donated $25,000 of that. That pool opened in June of 1961. "And now 48 years later you see what we have accomplished," said Hallstrom. Swimming pool committee chairman Gene Woelfel told those gathered for the open house and dedication that in making decisions about the new pool discussion focused about what would best meet the needs of the community, especially the children. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Art in a Suitcase - VIDEO
Mary Tooley, the suitcase lady, says, "I like to think of Art In A Suitcase as a little natural history museum that travels. The young people and I talk about the people, places and animals that make planet earth such a wonderful home."

Mary entertained children and families at the Kiel Community Center on July 1 for an hour long discussion of art, using one's imagination and how an American artist taught elephants how to paint. Mary Tooley taught art to young children for 20 years. She now does Art In A Suitcase full time, presenting her original programs to over 20,000 children each year. She presented a book written by Katya Arnold an artist and a teacher at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn, who wrote "Elephants Can Paint Too!" This work features photographs of both children and elephants painting. (Young readers will be fascinated by how an elephant holds the paintbrush - with a crossbar added to the handle, the animal can hold it in its trunk.) With her husband, the artist Alex Melamid, Arnold became interested in the plight of elephants in Asia that had lost the traditional jobs they once performed. When Thailand cut back on logging, for example, at least 3,000 domesticated elephants were no longer needed for hauling felled trees. What to do with all those elephants no longer earning their keep? Arnold and Melamid got the idea to establish schools to teach elephants to paint, and their foundation sells the pictures on its Web site. Tooley expressed the importance of imagination, nature and art in her presentation. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Thursday, July 2, 2009
Calumet County Sundae on a Dairy Farm at Holsum-Elm Dairy, LLC - VIDEO
The 24th Annual Calumet County "Sundae" on a Dairy Farm was celebrated Sunday, June 28 marking June Dairy Month at the Holsum - Elm Dairy, LLC near Hilbert. Sponsored by the Calumet County Dairy Promotion Committee, the event consisted of tours of the dairying operation, a first-hand look at how cow manure can be made into electric megawatts, booths and demonstrations such as butter churning; children's activities, a puppet show, a bale maze, cheese samples, brats and of course ice cream Sundaes. The Kenn and Mary Buelow extended host family was introduced to the public. Mike Austin, TV broadcaster for Green Bay's Channel 5 served as master of ceremonies. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 29, 2009
Lakeshore Two-Cylinder Club Antique Tractor and Equipment Show - VIDEO
The 17th Annual Lakeshore Two-Cylinder Club Antique Tractor & Equipment Show took place at Newton Firefighter's Park June 27-28. The event featured Minneapolis Moline and Case tractors. Various demonstrations took place using antique equipment. Visitors viewed blacksmithing, wood working done on a treadle lathe, wood working done with old fashioned hand tools, a cornhusking machine at work, a 1918 baling machine producing hay bales, and a rebuilt saw mill. There were plenty of antique tractors on display, and a tractor pull event. - CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 29, 2009
1st Annual Beer Belly Run - VIDEO
Roughly 77 people participated in the Beer Belly Run/Walk in Chilton that took place Saturday, June 27. Participants gathered at the Morrissey Playground area from which point they ran or walked a two-mile course with the half-way point being the Kaytee Education Center on Clay Street. The event was held to benefit additional Morrissey Park projects. Awards (beer mugs and medals) were presented to the top three finishers in each age category. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 29, 2009
Wise Guy and His Gal - VIDEO
Wise Guy & His Gal is the title of a presentation held June 24 for children participating in the summer reading program at the Kiel Public Library with the overall theme "Imagine, Create, Participate!" The program created and presented by Miki and Joe Wise of Chilton is named "Imagireadination, FantaBookasy." Its purpose is to cultivate a curiosity and taste for different topics through reading. Through song, dance and fun interactive activities with the children, the children discovered bits of new information and exercised their imaginations on a variety of topics. A game in which the children answered simple questions unveiled a truism: "The More You Read, the More You Know. Reading books can help you grow." CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Friday, June 26, 2009
Chilton Summer Festival Events - VIDEO
The Chilton Summer Festival which stretched over four days (June 18-21) was launched Thursday with a band concert at Hobart Park featuring The Full House Variety Band. A Youth Fishing Contest on Saturday along the banks of the South Branch of the Manitowoc River drew about 55 kids plus their parents. Kaytee Products sponsored at Bird of Prey show at its Kaytee Learning Center put on by the Wind River Wild Life Sanctuary of New London showcasing a red tail hawk, a kestrel, an American eagle, a barn owl and saw-whet owl. A Street Dance on Saturday evening featured the five piece Shaken Not Stirred Band, and things concluded on Sunday with the 33rd annual Father's Day Parade. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 22, 2009
Vintage base ball game at the Wade House in Greenbush - VIDEO
Greenbush Dead Citys vintage base ball team played a Father's Day match with site visitors, playing by 1860s rules. Catching all the nostalgic action of authentic 1860s base ball filled the air. Game time was 1:30 pm. The event took place at the Wade House June 21, 2009. The Greenbush Dead Citys will return to the historic playing field again during their next game on July 26.1860's Base Ball rules at the time included the rule: the striker ( batter) is dead (out) after a fair ball is struck and the ball is eaither caught without touching the ground or upon the first bound. Gloves were not invented until a few decades later. Terms used then included: Ballist for player, Hurler for pitcher, Scouts were outfielders, an ash was the baseball bat, a daisy cutter was a foul ball and "cranks" were the fans. In 2006, a group of volunteers from Marian College, Wade House and Fond du Lac and Sheboygan communities resurrected the Dead Citys Base Ball Club as a tribute to the original team formed in 1871. In addition to exhibition games, the team plays matches against other vintage base ball clubs. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 22, 2009
KMB kicks off Kiel's Summer Concert Series - VIDEO
Wednesday evening June 17 kicked off the 2009 Summer Concert Series with a free concert performance by The Kiel Municipal Band. A total of seven concerts will feature three appearances by the Kiel Municipal Band and four guest concerts throughout this summer. Additional dates for the Kiel Municipal Band include July 1 and July 22. On July 1, the KMB will host it's traditional patriotic salute to our nation and to the branches of the US military. That night will also coincide with the St. Peter's UCC Picnic in the Park. Carol and the Keynotes will serve as the first guest performer for the season. They will play on June 24. The John Roehl is slated for the KMB Bandstand on July 15. Red Star Express will bring its bluegrass show to the city park July 29. The Hometown Harmony Tradition will round out the summer series on Aug. 19. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather the concerts will be held in the sanctuary of St. Peter's UCC. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Manitowoc County Breakfast on the Farm -VIDEO
The 2009 Manitowoc County Breakfast on the Farm took place Sunday, June 14 at Kohlmann's Misty Moon Dairy Farm near Clarks Mills. The annual event which takes place at a different dairy farm each spring is done in celebration of June Dairy Month. Besides a breakfast menu of a ham and cheese omelette with sausage links, ice cream with chocolate syrup and strawberries were served as a dessert treat. Other activities included guided farm tours, hay wagon rides and an appearance by Manitowoc County Fairest of the Fair Whitney Barnes of Kiel and Alice in Dairyland Cheryl O'Brien of Eastman (Buffalo County). Owners of the farm are Tony and Bonnie Kohlmann and they are assisted in the farm operation by their children Nicole, Tiffany and Jarod. The event is sponsored by the Manitowoc County Dairy Promotion Committee, the Manitowoc County Farm Bureau and Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 15, 2009
New Holstein High School Class of 2009 Commencement -VIDEO
The New Holstein High School Class of 2009 were awarded diplomas in commencement exercises at the school Sunday, June 14. It was the high school's 101st annual graduation exercise. One hundred and eleven students walked across the stage completing their four years of high school. High School Principal Kathy Kops delivered the administrative address. Six students shared in presenting brief valedictory address messages. They are Bethany Bauer, Kevin Boettcher, Joshua Freund, Jessica Halbach, Codi Klapperich, and Emily Meyers. Special medals, academic awards, and scholarships were also presented. The presentation of diplomas was shared by board of education members Karl Arps, Robert Bosma, Kathy Fett, Jeff Hebl, and Donald Turba. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 15, 2009
2009 Chilton High School Commencement program - VIDEO
The 2009 Chilton High School Commencement program took place Sunday, June 7 in the school's gymnasium. Presentation of the class was made by Chilton School District Administrator Claire Martin. Chilton School Board President Paul Meier joined CHS Principal Dr. Tim Schaid in presenting the diplomas. The senior roll was read by its class president Tanner Miller. Valedictory addresses were given by Kayla Dix and Michael Van Hoorn, and the salutatory address was rendered by Maria Meier. The CHS Concert Choir and the CHS symphonic band played under the direction of Brad Randall and Dick Gilles respectively. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 8, 2009
Kiel Spring Concert - VIDEO
The music department of Kiel High School (KHS) presented a spring concert June 3 featuring the KHS combined Choirs, the KHS Varsity Chorus, the KHS Jazz Lab Band, the KHS Treble Choir, the KHS Jazz Ensemble, the Waves of Rhythm Show Choir and the KHS Symphonic Band. The bands were under the direction of instrumental instructor Kevin Carlton and the choirs were under the direction of vocal instructor Robert Plahmer, with accompaniment by Debbie Kutz. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 8, 2009
Kiel Fish and Game Club Fishery at Hingiss Park - VIDEO
The Kiel Fish & Game Club sponsored a fishery at Hingiss Park on Wednesday, June 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event was offered to youths ages 8-12. This event was one of many upcoming events available through the Kiel Public Library which begins its 2009 Summer Reading program, "Be Creative @ Your Library." The summer reading program is designed to encourage youths to read and explore library services during the summer months. The library will host several activities and events with families in mind. Some of the scheduled activities include this fishery, parade, concerts, comedy, juggling, wooden shoe carving, dance and cartooning workshops, lots of art, and much, much more. Registration began June 1. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, June 8, 2009
DNR representative talks about Emerald Ash Borers - VIDEO
DNR Representative Tracy Salisbury presented information concerning the likelihood of infestation of Emerald Ash Borers to the city of Chilton and surrounding areas. Her presentation and discussion was held during a city council meeting June 2, 2009.

The adult emerald ash borer is a metallic green insect about one-half inch long and one-eighth inch wide. The adult female deposits eggs on the bark of ash trees. The larvae hatching from the eggs chew their way through the bark, and into the soft layer of wood just beneath. There, they eat their way through the tree's vascular system, cutting off the flow of water and nutrients in the tree, leading to decline and eventual death of the tree. EAB is native to Asia and is thought to have arrived in the United States in the early 1990s in suburban Detroit. EAB has also been found in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois, West Virginia, Virginia, Missouri and the Canadian Provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

There are an estimated 765 million ash trees in Wisconsin's forests and, on average, one in five urban trees is a species of ash. Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Department of Natural Resources announced the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Vernon County in April 2009. The tiny, invasive beetle, whose larva destroys North American ash trees, was discovered in Victory, a small community along the banks of the Mississippi River, about 20 miles south of La Crosse. One of the first steps in responding to any infestation will be to quarantine movement of hardwood firewood, ash nursery stock, ash timber or any other article that could spread EAB out of the infested area. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Respect Law Day event in Chilton - VIDEO
A Respect Law Day in Chilton on May 30 sponsored by the Chilton Optimist Club featured tours of the Theda Star helicopter, offered information about a K-9 Dog unit which serves the Fox Valley region, and allowed visitors to view exhibits of the Calumet Medical Center, Department of Natural Resources, the Calumet County Sheriff's Department and Chilton Police Department rescue, safety and emergency equipment. Also featured was a demonstration of the use of the Jaws of Life by the Chilton Volunteer Fire Department. At the same event participating children had their bicycles checked for safety, pedaled through an obstacle course and agility test and were fitted with new bike helmets. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Shire of Turm an dem See hosts retreat at Camp Sinawa - VIDEO
The SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. The Shire of Turm an dem See hosted Mermaid's XVI Retreat on May 30, 2009 at Camp Sinawa of Valders. This group is a branch of the SCA in the Woodlands Region in the Kingdom of Northshield. Their Shire encompasses the Counties of Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Calumet and Fond du Lac. Planned Activities included: Armored Combat , Archery , Arts & Sciences Display , Bardic Activities , Classes , Dancing , Rapier Combat , Thrown Weapons , Youth Activities.

SCA's "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more. Participants occupied the camp from Friday through Sunday. The camp was open to the public only on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information can be found at www.SCA.org, www,sheboygan-SCA.org or www.northshield.org. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Hedrich goat farm - VIDEO
Larry and Clara Hedrich always wanted to raise their family on a farm. They probably never figured 30 plus years later they'd have over 400 crying kids.

A few months after marrying in the summer of 1978, the couple purchased a home and farm just outside of Chilton's city limits. It came with all of the hopes and dreams an adventurous farming couple could ask for; enough outside room to roam, ample bedrooms to fill with children and an outbuilding with just two goats.

The couple became involved with Quality Dairy Goat Producers Cooperative of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association, in addition to their community interests with the Chilton School Board, Calumet County Fair board and the accomplishments of their children. It was a cooperative family initiative to run the farm and household in between the changing seasons. LaClare Farm climbed a few rungs of their own last March with an award from the Wisconsin Cheese Maker's Association. They were awarded second place in the United States Championship Cheese Contest for the category of "hard goat milk cheese". They entered with Team Saxon. The farmers have also been approached by a California based yogurt company to use their milk for frozen yogurt and lactose friendly specialty items. Specialty soaps made from their goat milk are available for purchase through the LaClare farm's website. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
New Holstein Memorial Day services and parade - VIDEO
New Holstein paid tribute to its fallen soldiers on Monday, May 25 during Memorial Day services. Following a parade up Wisconsin Avenue to the City Cemetery, a program was held which included guest speaker Steve Nothem. Nothem talked about his son's service in Iraq. The New Holstein High School Marching Band performed in the parade and at the cemetery, and the American Legion Firing Squad provided its annual volleys to pay tribute to their comrades. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Chilton Memorial Day 2009 parade and service - VIDEO
Chilton's two marching bands were the mainstay of a Memorial Day parade which moved north on Madison Street to Hillside Cemetery May 25 where services were held in memory of deceased military veterans and in honor of inactive and active veterans. The ceremony of the raising of the American flag, the placing of wreaths at the veterans monument, the volley rendered by the firing squads with taps and echo to follow brought the service to a reverent conclusion. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Kiel Middle School Spring Vocal Concert - VIDEO
"Look What's Happened to the Blues" was the theme of a spring vocal concert performed by Kiel Middle School students grades 5-8 May 19 at the school. "Nothin' but the Blues," the words and music by Kirby Shaw and choreography by John Jacobson, was presented by the fifth and sixth grade chorus under the direction of KMS music teachers Susan Toepel and MariJane Weir. Other pieces included "Workin,'" "Riverboat Rendezvous," "Riffin'," and "Mister Blues." Under the direction of Toepel and Weir, the seventh and eighth grade chorus and show choir performed "This Train," "Dare to Dream," "Rock-A My Soul," "Take The 'A' Train," "Who Put the Bomp," "Cante Una Cancion," "Peanut Butter Jam," and "Bye Bye Blackbird." Soloists and instrumentalists also performed during the program. -CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Meeme LEADS displays written works and artwork - VIDEO
Students of the Meeme LEADS Elementary Charter School displayed written works and artwork for parents and other students to read and view. An "Author's Tea" was held May 13, 2009 with attendance by students, parents, educators and administrators. This is an annual event held by the staff to support and encourage student talent. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Rhubarb Bake-off and Festival in Town of Franklin - VIDEO
Rhubarb Bake-off and Festival judges Tom Roitt and Dorothee Lider of Plymouth start to taste test many rhubarb desserts, pies and pastries during the Rhubarb Pie and Plant Sale in the Town of Franklin on May 16. Kitty Roitt assisted with dishing out the slices of each entry which were sold for $1 a plate.

"King Rhubarb" was on hand to serve his famous rhubarb punch.

Many rhubarb recipes brought to the table included rhubarb cookies, breads,pies, pastries, homemade jams and preserves. Enthusiasts lined up for a chance to sample tasty rhubarb desserts inside the Franklin Haus Village Hall. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wisconsin's Ethnic Settlement Trail, Inc. and Eastern Wisconsin Sustainable Farmers Network. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Elkhart Lake/Town of Rhine Fire Department dedicates new facility - VIDEO
The dedication of the new Elkhart Lake/Town of Rhine Fire Station took place Sunday, May 17 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, brief comments by officials, and tours of the new facility. The new facility is located on the Village's south side at 610 So. Lincoln St. (Hwy 67). Currently 41 volunteer firefighters make up its roster, headed by Fire Chief John Reiss. The new facility includes a spacious meeting room with accompanying kitchen, numerous storage rooms, a decontamination room, and a large bay that houses a mini pumper for grass and off-road fires; a No. 3 engine truck, its main pumper; No. 2 and No. 4 tanker trucks serving as water tenders; an aerial ladder and pumper truck; a platform aerial truck; an equipment van; and a personnel pickup truck. The department also has a six-wheeler for grass fires and ice water rescue, and a rescue boat. Some of the officials speaking at the ceremony included the Village of Elkhart Lake President Alan Rudnick; 9th District State Sen. Joe Liebham, (R-Sheboygan) and 27th District State Representative Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake). A plaque named the day of dedication "The Marvin "Muff" Weber Day." Having completed 50 years with the department Weber is still active. Another special guest at the day's event was Walt Roelse, 94, a retired fire chief for the City of Sheboygan who now lives in Elkhart Lake. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEOElkhart Lake/Town of Rhine Fire Department dedicates new facility
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Chilton High School Concert Choir presents Pops Concert - VIDEO
The Chilton High School Concert Choir presented a Pops Concert at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, May 17 carrying the theme "A Little Bit of Country and A Little Bit of Rock n' Roll." The concert was directed by CHS vocal instructor Brad Randall and the choreography was contributed by CHS teacher Erin Flood. Musical pieces included "Home," "All-American Girl," "Joy to the World," and "Life is a Highway" as well as soloists singing: "It's Your Song," (TaSheena King) "Blackbird," (Joe Villaca) "Who I Am," (Molly Sabel) "Impossible," (Travis Neuber) 'Don't Forget to Remember Me," (Jessica Dyer) and "American Pie" (Dayna Schmidt). Graduating seniors who served as members of the Concert Choir throughout their high school career were also honored. They are Olivia Dedering, Jessica Dyer, Aylayna Enszer, Bonnie Hansen, Sydney Kelling, Teresa Reichwald, Molly Sabel, Dayna Schmidt and Joe Villaca. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Beer Fest draws a crowd-VIDEO
The 18th annual Wisconsin MicroBrewers Beer Festival drew 2,800 thirsty patrons to the Calumet County Fairgrounds May 17. Beer afficionados enjoyed their favorite brews and danced to the music of Copper Box and the Jerry Schneider Orchestra. Beer Fest is hosted by Rowland's Calumet Brewing of Chilton. Click headline to view.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Hands of Christ Choir performs
The Hands of Christ hearing-impaired choir performed for a May service at St. Peter's UCC, Kiel. Their director also used sign language to interpret the entire service for the congregation. Click headline to view video.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
KHS Waves host home show
The Waves of Rhythm Show Choir hosted its annual Home Show at Kiel High School May 15-16. Here are a few scenes from the performance. Click the headline to watch the video.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Turba's travels to Ecuador - VIDEO
Ana Turba of St. Anna and Kiel traveled to Ecuador for a 6- month stay to learn the culture and to speak Spanish. From her home schooled environment to the schools and homes of Ecuador, 19 year old Ana Turba immersed herself in the Spanish speaking culture so that she could learn more about the country, the language and herself. "I've always had an interest in Spanish because I was born in Puerto Rico and my mom used to speak to me in Spanish when I was little. That had made learning the language a whole lot easier," said Ana. Ana went on a private exchange to her mom's best friend's house and was treated as part of their family. After a family vacation in 2007, where she and her family visited the area, they decided Ana could come back to study abroad for six months. Her solo trip to Ecuador started in August 2008 and she returned last February. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Meet the Kiel Police Department - VIDEO
Kids and their parents had a chance to meet the Kiel Police Department staff on Monday, May 11, 2009. Kiel's Police Chief Dave Funkhouser talked to children and parents about how police protect communities, weapons they use, departmental uniforms, police practices and history. The one hour presentation was held at the Kiel Public Library. Officers assisting the presentation included: Andy Wagner, Jeremy Kamp,Tom Meyer and Joe Jeanty. - CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Kiel Middle School Instrumental Spring Concert - VIDEO
The Kiel Middle School Instrumental Music Department presented their Spring Concert Thursday, May 7 in the Middle School Gym. The concert began with the 5th grade band's performance of Boundary Road March, followed by "The Water Music Suite" by George Frederic Handel. Other selections to be performed by the 5th grade band included Latin style piece called "Refried Beans," an Liberian folk song called Banuwa, a swing style tune called "A Little Bit of Swing", and a rock selection called "Power Rock." The 6th grade band continued the night with "The Locomotion" and "Jamaica Jack" and other selections. The KMS Jazz Band performed "Eli's Comin'" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." The 7th and 8th grade band presented "Falcon Ridge" by Ed Huckeby, "The Theme from "Star Trek" and other selections. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Kiel High School Earth Day Activities - VIDEO
The students and staff of Kiel High School held its first annual Earth Day Event on Thursday, April 30. The entire student body participated in a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day involving conservation and environmental issues. Local businesses, agencies, and organizations visited the school exhibiting their products and services at an "eco-fair." The event gave students a chance to find out more information about specific aspects relating to their environment and community. Activities included outdoor cooking, GPS, art (making bird houses), tree planting, planting a garden, sensory writing, a visit to the city's waste water treatment plant, and tree identification. Exhibitors who manned instructional booths were Veolia Hickory Meadow Landfill LLC, Advanced Custom Geothermal, Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills and Recreation, Master Plan Landscapes LLC, Amerequip Corp., Kiel; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Kiel Fish & Game; Kohler-Andrae State Park, Sargento Cheese, Energy Strategies, Inc. Lakeshore Technical College; Front Porch, Transitional Grazing, and Garden of Weedin'. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Zion Ev. Lutheran Church celebrates their 125th Anniversary - VIDEO
On April 30, 1883, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church was duly incorporated as "Die Deutsche Evangelische Lutherische Gemeinde zu Town Schleswig, Manitowoc County." Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in Louis Corners at 19214 County Road XX, Kiel. On May 3, 2009 they celebrated their 125th Anniversary with an extended service and community luncheon. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Meeme LEADS Spring Concert - VIDEO
Meeme LEADS Spring Concert was held May 1, 2009. Under the direction of Mrs. Amber Evey-Schmidt, students from Kindergarten through Grade 4 and Noon Choir sang and performed traditional children's song and folk classics. Some folk songs introduced to the audience by the performers included "Mein Hut" (my hat) a German folk song, "Mi Cuerpo" (My body), a Puerto Rican folk song and "As I went over Sea and Land", a Danish folk song. Other traditional classics included "Oh Suzanna" and "Old Macdonald" performed by recorder. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Mark Glasow Family Benefit - VIDEO
A dinner concert was held last Saturday at Millhome Supper Club as a Glasow Family Benefit on behalf of Kiel High School vocal and drama instructor Mark Glasow whose illness has prevented him from fulfilling his teaching duties for a large part of the school year. The event which was hosted by the KHS vocal music department, featured the high school choirs - Varsity Choir, Treble Choir, and Waves of Rhythm Show Choir. Combined choirs and a Show Choir Double Quartet also gave separate performances. Raffles were held and a collection was taken for the Mark Glasow family. Interim vocal instructor Robert Plahmer directed the choirs and served as emcee for the event which was accompanied on the keyboard by Debbie Kutz. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, April 27, 2009
Ant Hill Mob charity event - VIDEO
Ant Hill Mob set their annual charity event at Manitowoc County Expo.

The Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Sheboygan Falls and Manitowoc County Special Olympics have been selected to be co-recipients of the proceeds from the 27th Annual Northeastern Wisconsin Charity Motorcycle Classic. On April 25 & 26 hundreds of men, women and children gathered for the 27th consecutive year at the Manitowoc County Expo Grounds to enjoy their favorite recreational activities-talking about, riding, displaying, and looking at motorcycles while raising money for charity. -CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Monday, April 27, 2009
Chilton Arbor Day Celebration - VIDEO
A white spruce tree was planted at the State Bank of Chilton park at the corner of Madison and Main streets Thursday, April 23 marking Arbor Day in Chilton. The tree will serve as the city's official permanent lighted holiday tree in the years ahead. The event, witnessed and participated in by fourth graders of Chilton Elementary School and Chilton Area Catholic School, included the presentation of a new Tree City USA banner to the City of Chilton which has for years has held the designation o a Tree City. The presentation was made by Olivia Witthun, Urban Forestry assistant with the DNR Northeast Region. The honor is credited mainly to the City Tree Board which promotes education of the public about the benefits of trees and encourages the planting of trees throughout the city. Citizens are urged to purchase and have planted trees at different spots within the city in the name of deceased individuals. At the event, Chilton Mayor Tom Reinl proclaimed Thursday as Arbor Day in the city. - CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Friday, April 24, 2009
Where does our garbage go? - VIDEO
In 2008, 1058 tons of trash was taken out of the City of Kiel. This amounted to 81 percent of total waste hauling for this community. Recyclable collection amounted to 105 tons and paper weighed in at 143 tons removed from the city or roughly the twenty percent of curbside "garbage" that did not reach the Calumet County Landfill. This video journal was taken on April 20, 2009 with the help of Chilton Veolia Site Manager, Scott Van Haveren who assisted with a full scope of "a day in the life of my garbage". Ask any child young enough to watch the big green truck coming down his Kiel street on Monday morning to take away the garbage, "where does the garbage go?" and he'll immediately say, in the garbage truck! What happens after that, some adults cannot even answer. The breakdown is rather simple. In Kiel, depending what week you have recyclable day, every Monday is garbage day. Two trucks usually come to residential areas. One for recyclable glasses, plastics, cardboards, papers and the other for just "trash". All recyclables are transported to the Chilton Veolia site where they are not sorted, but compartmentalized in areas of cardboard, mixed glass and cans and plastics and then just mixed papers. These areas are loaded or bailed into transportable containers again to larger garbage sites like the Veolia warehouse in Chicago. There, they are likely to sell off these massive quantities of cardboard, milk jug plastics or metals. But, the regular garbage...that all goes straight to the landfill. Their is nobody looking through this or sorting anything out. What this boils down to is a soupy mess of decomposing trash on top of an almost maxed out facility northwest of Chilton. The landfill has already made another "cell" for a new landfill because of height limits and DNR standards on the existing site. A note to anyone throwing away something in their garbage today: if it's in the regular garbage, it's going straight to the landfill. This web journal is intended to bring awareness to where our garbage travels to and where it will be for many years. Video produced by Gina Kabat - CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Friday, April 24, 2009
Quilting in Sheboygan County - VIDEO
FROM PATCHWORK TO POLITICAL. Event date April 18, 2009. Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum 3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI. Whether made for warmth, decoration, political statement, personal memory or charity, quilts can serve as visual windows into the past. Serving as a combination of art, history, technology, and science, quilts tell us a great deal about the people who made them and the area and social climate in which they lived. Join us for our April "Third Saturday" program to learn more about the many aspects of quilting in Sheboygan County. Share in the debut of the museum's seasonal exhibit while learning more about the techniques, materials, patterns, and technology used. Try your hand at designing your own quilt block and learn how to participate in the museum's Community Quilt Project. "Third Saturdays" are a great way to meet history experts, local history buffs, and learn about our local history through displays, presentations, demonstrations, hands on activities, and local history handouts. Series programs are held the third Saturday of the month, January through October at the Museum. This event is sponsored in part by H.C Denison Co., the Kohler Foundation, Sargento Foods, Inc., The Sheboygan Press, Alliant Energy Foundation, the Windsor Family Foundation and Great Lakes Blue Printers, Inc. - CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wizard of Oz Musical - VIDEO
The "Wizard of Oz" is the timeless tale of Dorothy Gale of Kansas and her struggle to be heard, loved, and appreciated. Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and farmhands Huck, Hickory, and Zeke try to help her understand. As Dorothy and Toto travel through Munchkin land and into Emerald City to see the Wizard of Oz himself, they are joined by Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion. No show would be complete without the forces of good and evil represented by Glinda and the Wicked Witch respectively. Familiar musical numbers are "Somewhere over the Rainbow", "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," "If I Were King of the Forest," and "We're off to See the Wizard." The show was staged at the Engler Center of the Performing Arts, April 16 and April 18 by the Chilton High School drama department under the direction of Cari Sabel. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Cabaret showcases local talent - VIDEO
A cabaret showcasing local talent supporting community theater was held in the commons of Chilton High School April 11. Actors (soloists, duets and groups) featured in past Calumet County Community Theatre performances at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts re-enacted segments of former plays, musicals, and other vignettes. Throughout the evening the audience witnessed familiar song and dance routines, humor and serious parts from Broadway shows, all done to raise funds for the forthcoming CCCT summer musical production of "L'il Abner" at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts (July 10-11, and 16-18). CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Health & Wellness Fair in Manitowoc - VIDEO
Health & Wellness Fair at Holiday Inn-Manitowoc, Chiropractic Individuals were available to answer questions, also food supplements, cooking ideas, chocolate, massage, candles, music and jewelry were featured during the one day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11, 2009. Local Manitowoc County businesses and demonstrators from the tri-county areas spent the day speaking to individuals looking for healthier lifestyles. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
River Gathering Jam at Franklin Haus - VIDEO
Franklin Haus Tavern and Halle played hostess to an April 10, 2009 River Gathering Jam for all those who wish to play or listen to free music. The Franklin Haus lies nestled in the quaint village of Franklin - just a few miles south of Kiel and north of Plymouth. To get there take Highway 57 to County Road A and turn to the east for about a mile. The sign will guide you into Franklin - it's the first establishment on the right. Musicians, as well as audience are welcomed to play or listen to folk classics, spiritual or original tunes. Participants sit in a circle, and pass the microphone around for singers to sing along. All skill levels are welcome. Carol, owner and Haus Hostess, offers several sorts of microbrews on tap, as well as countless other drinks (sodas, too) in a smoke-free environment. The event is organized on a regular basis by Linda Langum. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Kiel Easter Egg Hunt-VIDEO
Children and their parents swarmed Hingiss Park Saturday morning for the annual Kiel Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Kiel Optimist Club, with assistance from the KHS National Honor Society. CLICK HEADLINE TO WATCH.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Bye, Bye, Birdie - VIDEO
New Holstein High School students and staff staged the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" April 2-4 in the Thomas J. Lynch Auditorium at the high school. Jaime Galarno and Seth Kuhn starred in the lead roles of Rose Alvarez and Albert Peterson, respectively, while Lauren Feider and Jesse Gifford also turned in outstanding performances as Kim MacAfee and Conrad Birdie, respectively. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Friday, April 10, 2009
German music at Chilton-VIDEO
A delighted and full audience filled the Engler Center for the Performing Arts at Chilton High School, Sunday, March 5 for the second annual Chilton High School German Fest. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
KMB plays German fare-VIDEO
The Kiel Municipal German Band (KMB) held its third annual German concert at the Millhome Supper Club April 4. A special feature of the evening was the solistische polka duet played by Donna Wirth and Barbara Pahr. CLICK HEADLINE TO VIEW VIDEO.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Lambert performs at Terre Verdo - VIDEO
Singer and songwriter, John Lambert of Forest Junction performs at Terre Verde Coffeehouse in Chilton March 27, 2009. As a solo performer since 2008, many of John's singing and guitar playing performances are in local coffeehouses in Chilton, Appleton and Green Bay. He is also the founder of "The JL4" which means John Lambert and the culmination of four musicians and has extensively traveled and performed throughout this region since 2003. Inside a quaint coffeehouse, a songwriter pours his soul into his cup of music. Just another great lyric in the life of John Lambert. Lambert's music is a blend of diverse influences and flavors naturally grounded somewhere between rock and pop. A full length feature and additional photos will be available in the "Neighbors" section of the Tri-County News newspaper. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Palm Sunday Concert at Zion-VIDEO
Zion Lutheran Church in New Holstein staged its annual Palm Sunday concert for the public on Sunday afternoon (April 5). All the church choirs and musical groups were in action, and instruments heard during the concert included trumpets, violin, hand chimes, guitars, drums and more. CLICK HEADLINE FOR VIDEO.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Chilton Showcase Concert - VIDEO
A vocal concert named the Chilton Showcase Concert took place March 24 at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts featuring the Chilton High School Concert Choir and the Chilton Middle School Chorus. The cast for the forthcoming "Wizard of Oz" musical also performed a routine. The "Wizard of Oz" is being directed by Cari Sabel. The song "Where or When" by Rodgers/Heart is done by soloist Dayna Schmidt; "Pie Jesu" by Andrew Lloyd Webber by soloists Sara Wichmann and Brooke Berrens; "Black Swan" by Menotti by soloist Kendra Kobs; "Your Daddy's Son" by Flaherty/Ahrens by soloist Molly Sabel; "Sing with Songs of Joy" by Handel/Hopson by soloists Sara Wichmann and Shaun Buechel, and "Simple Gifts" by Aaron Copland by soloist Steven Kratz. The concert and chorus are directed by CHS vocal instructor Brad Randall and certain pieces were accompanied by Doug Evenson. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, March 30, 2009
4-H Demonstration Contest - VIDEO
4-H Demonstration Contest held publicly at the Calumet County Courthouse on Tues. March 24, 2009. This event was held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and highlighted various activities including cooking, flower arranging, crafts and simple electrical circuits. Participants were awarded ribbons and/or trophies for their demonstrations, presentations and overall knowledge of their subject. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sleeping Beauty Junior - VIDEO
A large cast of Chilton Elementary School children staged a lively and colorful performance of "Sleeping Beauty Junior" at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts March 19, 20 and 21. The story features a king and queen who desire very much to bring their kingdom together with another one and attempt to do so by having their daughter marry the neighboring kingdom's prince. The plan is foiled when an evil witch casts a spell on the princess, an act which predicts her death before she reaches age 16, a death which is to result from pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. Three fairies intervene placing the princess instead into a deep sleep, one that can only be interrupted by the kiss of a true lover. The princess lives with the fairies in the forest and is protected from the possibility of being exposed to needles. After 16 years, when the princess returns to the castle, the evil witch reappears and lures the princess to prick her finger, completing the spell. The fairies cast a sleeping spell over the entire kingdom until they can determine how to save the princess. The fairies find out where the prince is, discovering that he is captured by the evil witch. With help from the fairy princesses the prince fights against the evil witch and eventually rescues the princess, his true love. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Science night at Kiel Public Library - VIDEO
Science Night at Kiel Public Library, Wednesday, Mar. 18, 6 p.m.Each month the Kiel High School Science Club presents a science night for school-aged youth. This month's theme is "Reptiles and Amphibians." CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Saturday, March 21, 2009
A celebration of the mathematical symbol pi - VIDEO
A New Holstein High School student body assembly was pied eyed for one hour last Tuesday as it celebrated the math symbol pi and did so with readings, poems, cheerleading rants, yells, and instrumental and choral renditions. The activities held inside the gym concluded with a messy pie eating contest participated in by a few people from each grade level. Under the direction of math teacher Mary Clausen and her department members, the event examined the mathematical meaning of the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet used as the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. For those who care, the ratio itself is 3.141592+. The event concluded outside under the skies where the student body gathered on the athletic field running track and released 500 helium filled balloons carrying inside a pi message. It is hoped curious people will find the balloons somewhere far or near and say so with an RSVP.- CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
KHS Winter Spotlight Games - VIDEO
Winter Spotlight Games took place at Kiel High School March 13 as part of Winter Spotlight Week. Competitive activities included a tug-of-war, a balloon stomp and a musical hula hoop, a contest similar to musical chairs. The event included a surprise visit from the Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park sausages Bratwurst and Chirizo. The sausages joined a group of teachers judging a yell contest with individual efforts by freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes. The week's activities ended with a dance the following night. Couples of the Winter Spotlight Week dance court are Brandon Broehm and Sarah Kisolek; Logan Lau and Jessica Michels; Brandon Meisner and Kim Koenig; David Schaal and Kayla Niemuth; Chris Liermann and Katrina Jacobs, and Derrick Driscoll and Jess Hoefler. -CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, March 16, 2009
33rd Annual Chilton Band-A-Rama - VIDEO
The 33rd Annual Band-A-Rama took place March 10 in the gymnasium of Chilton High School, an event which marks the month of March as "Music in our Schools Month." Under the direction of Ted Pierce, the Chilton Beginner Band (grade 4) played such numbers as "Sweetly Sings the Donkey-Round," "Crusaders March," and "School Song." Also under Pierce's direction the Chilton Middle School Band (Grades 5-6) played audience favorites "Colonel Bogey," "Do-Re-Mi," and "Dallas." The Chilton Middle School 7-8 Band under the direction of Dick Gilles played "March Militaire," "Mission Impossible," and "Ghost Riders." The evening performance concluded with performances by the Chilton High School Symphonic Band under Gilles' direction. The band played the well-known pieces making up the "James Bond Suite" and "Kit and Kaboodle." CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, March 16, 2009
Chilton High School Dance Team Exhibtion Night -VIDEO
A Chilton High School Dance Team Exhibition Night March 6 showcased the talents of young women in well-choreographed dance routines by the 2008-2009 CHS Dance Team coached by Faye Burg and Danna Hibbard. The show included performances by young girls who were participants in a recent 2009 K-8 clinic. Some of the dance routines enacted by the CHS Dance Team were "Please Don't Stop the Music," "Hip Hop Mix," "Girlfriend," and their competition piece "Pom Mix." The kindergarten participants danced to "Shake Your Groove Thing." Third and fourth grade clinic participants danced to "Play My Music." The audience was also treated to a special guest performance by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point dance team. A brief coach's exhibition and a well-intentioned performance by select fathers of the girls added a memorable moment. The show took place at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts. -CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, March 9, 2009
New Holstein FFA Farm Toy and Craft Show - VIDEO
The 15th annual New Holstein FFA Alumni Farm Toy & Craft Show was held Sunday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school. The show featured toys, crafts, attendance prizes, raffles for a custom-made barn, food and mini tractor peddle competitions for kids. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, March 9, 2009
Wellness and Psychic Fair - VIDEO
"Wellness & Psychic Fair" held March 7 and 8 at the Eagles Hall in Chilton. This two day event offered vendors a chance to display homegrown or home made items, gemstones, books, jewelry and areas of expertise in health and wellness. Ear candleing, massage and tarot reading were available on site for a fee. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, March 9, 2009
Badger Band a big hit in Kiel - VIDEO
The University of Wisconsin Marching Band, under the direction of Professor Michael Lekrone, wowed an audience of 1000+ fans on Monday, March 2 in the Kiel High School gym. The packed house enjoyed the antics of the Badger Band as they performed traditional songs from Camp Randall, selections from the Kohl Center and their wild and wacky "Fifth Quarter." The concert was sponsored and hosted by Kiel High School and the Kiel Municipal Band. KHS grads Meghan Kuehnel and Robb Bender played as part of the trumpet section. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Princess for a day event in New Holstein - VIDEO
New Holstein High School's DECA and FFA chapters held a 'Princess for a Day' event Saturday Feb. 28, 2009. The two-hour event was open to children ages 3 to 10 at a cost of $10 per child. Little princesses were privy to fancy hair up-dos, manicures, make up, picture taking with other princesses and craft activities. This year, all proceeds were donated to the Tim DeSombre family of New Holstein to help reduce medical expenses for their son Casey, who has leukemia. This was the second year for the 'Princess for a Day' event. - CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, March 2, 2009
Voices of Africa troupe conducts interactive performance - VIDEO
The Voices of Africa Choral & Percussion Ensemble of Phildelphia, Pa. Feb. 25 performed for the Chilton middle and elementary school children as part of its fourth annual tour of eastern Wisconsin. The tour coincided with Black History Month. Their appearance in Chilton was made possible through a grant from the Neenah-based organization Performing Arts for Youth. They perform uplifting and heart-pounding rhythms and sing in four and five part harmonies, both inspirational and educational music. The group plays a variety of instruments including the Sakara Drum from Nigeria, Sangba, Agogo bells, and Sekere. The children in attendance and their teachers were invited to participate in the movements associated with the music. The troupe consists of Buba Zumbi, Nana Baakan, Amina and Thea. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, March 2, 2009
Dr. Pieper at Kiel Public Library - VIDEO
Dr. David Pieper of Kiel talked with preschool aged children at the Kiel Public Library during the morning session storytime Feb. 24, 2009. "There's a shift in dental care now as never seen before regarding when to get children in to see the dentist for the first time," he said. "Now dentists want to see children before the age of two," he added. Dr. Pieper demonstrated the proper ways to brush, why dentists wear masks and tools used to clean teeth. In addition to explaining why it is important to brush three times a day, Dr. Pieper advised parents to have children floss then brush for atleast two-minutes each time. All children received a packet with stickers and information to promote daily brushing and a toothbrush. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Friday, February 27, 2009
Technology open house at Kiel High School - VIDEO
In conjunction with parent-teacher conferences held at the Kiel Area School District buildings Feb. 18, a technology open house was held at Kiel High School, Kiel Middle School and Zielanis Elementary School where students shared with visitors projects undertaken using technology tools. Students demonstrated for parents and members of the community how the technology works. At the high school the cafeteria and commons served as the central location for showcasing technology tools that serve the curriculum. For instance, use of the Smart Board was demonstrated. A document camera was in use, a tool which among other uses is practical in teaching art or speech. The creation of animations, and demonstrating the use of Destiny, a convenient way of accessing library resources via the internet were showcased. Viewers could also observe movie making, and student projects and advertising videos done by members of a 10th grade English class. Other technology exhibits included the study of agriculture, and distance learning possibilities through the Kiel eSchool. Sophomore Jessica Cook and senior Nicole Petrie talk about this technological advance in learning. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, February 23, 2009
Home brewed beer making seminar at Ledgeview - VIDEO
Home brewed beer making enthusiasts attended a seminar at Ledgeview Nature Center in Chilton Feb. 21 to watch business partners Glen Gostas and Rob Lonsway of Appelton demonstrate how to make beer. They cooked a recipe for 5 gallons of American micro style pale ale.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Family Fit and Fun Day at New Holstein area schools. - VIDEO
"Family Fit & Fun Day" was held Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Holstein High School and Middle School. Area residents were encouraged to bring the whole family and join the district's Wellness Committee in a day of fun and activities for all ages. People stayed inside the building and utilized the fitness center, bowling area, exercise videos, obstacle courses, disc golf, DDR competitions, Wii Fit activities, and climbing wall. Healthy snacks and healthy cooking demonstrations were also provided. Cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings sponsored by Calumet Medical Center and the Calumet Area Health Foundation were free of charge, This was the second year for the event.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Experience LTC - VIDEO
Lakeshore Technical College invited high school juniors and seniors to get a taste of college life at "Experience LTC "on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Cleveland campus. Over 300 students attended the one day event. Students reportedly were from all area surrounding schools,some including Sheboygan, Kiel, Hilbert, Manitowoc and Mischicot. "We had a much bigger turnout than we expected," stated LTC President Michael Lanser. During the morning, students explored two LTC programs of their choice, mingled with LTC staff and students, and discussed financial aid options and student life activities. Students were introduced to programs like criminal justice, nursing, web design, childcare, and wind energy technology. LTC faculty lead tours throughout the event.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Antique appraisal day in New Holstein - VIDEO
New Holstein Historical Society's Antique Appraisal Day was held Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Holstein Community Center. Appraisers Lee Bernard from Jackson, WI owner of Lee Bernard Antiques, and Gordon Kirsten, owner of Gordon's in Port Washington, WI were guest appraisers. Areas of expertise are decorative arts, dolls, toys, china, bottles, and primitives. Kirsten specializes in various types of furniture, lighting, glass and porcelain, postcards, and American Indian and fine art. Bernard serves as vice president of the Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association while Kirsten sits on the WADA Board of Directors.

Appraisal charges were $5 per item or three items for $10. Proceeds from this annual event are used by the New Holstein Historical Society to operate the Timm House and Pioneer Corner Museum and other local history preservation projects.

Monday, February 16, 2009
Kiel's 18th Annual Ice Sculpting Competition - VIDEO
Kiel's 18th Annual Ice Sculpting Competition took place Feb. 7 with above average temperatures being the chief topic of conversation. Temperatures reached the low 40s posing a challenge for carvers on the sunny side of the Fremont Street who saw their works of art struggle to hold their form. Some of the carvers used tarps and tent-like coverings to protect their pieces from the sun's rays. Viewers of the 40-something creative pieces came out early and in decent numbers, most of them stretching their legs for the first time since the winter of 2008-2009 showed its unrelenting ice, snow and frigid cold. The annual event is sponsored by the Kiel Area Association of Commerce.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Annual Blue & Gold Banquet, Kiel Cub Scout Pack 3833 - VIDEO
Four Kiel Cub Scout Pack 3833 Webelos made the transition into Boy Scouting Sunday, Feb. 1 at an Arrow of Light ceremony held in conjunction with the Pack's annual Blue & Gold Banquet which took place in Voland Hall, Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. The new Boy Scouts are Kyle Loose, son of Michelle and Ken Loose; Matthew Winkel, son of Bruce Winkel; Dylan Brunette, son of Amy Bender and Noah Reszczynski, son of Mary and Jerry Reszczysnki. The Kiel Kiwanis Club and the Kiel VFW Post 6707 serve as sponsors of the Cub Scout Pack. Among adult leaders specially recognized was Michelle Loose who served several years as a Cub Scout den mother.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
NH Elementary School Carnival -VIDEO
The New Holstein Elementary School Carnival on Jan. 30 lasted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Many fun games and activities including a pirate ship bounce house/slide and Velcro wall were enjoyed. Lengthy lines didn't stop kids from jumping at the chance to stick themselves to the Velcro wall or other sport related inflatables. Fishing games, duck ponds and lollipop trees kept smaller children happy.Other activities included face painting and Dizzy D's balloons along with hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Family Fitness Night is Catholic Schools Week activity - VIDEO
About 25 families with children enrolled in Chilton Area Catholic School (CACS) celebrated Catholic Schools Week by participating in a Family Fitness Night held in the lower level of Good Shepherd Church Jan. 29. The event was directed by preschool and physical education teacher Kelly Gozdziewski who estimated about 90 individuals challenged themselves with a variety of exercises ranging from sit-ups to push-ups and running. Earlier in the school day the entire CACS student body participated in a Jump Rope for Heart through which donations and pledges were raised for the American Heart Association.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Chilton Cheer & Stunt Team clinic and performance by K-8 kids - VIDEO
The Chilton Cheer & Stunt Team held a K-8 Cheer & Stunt clinic and performance Thursday, Jan. 29 at Chilton High School. Twenty-five kids participated in the clinic and performance! The clinic took place before the Chilton High School boys varsity basketball game against Valders High School and the performance was held during the game's halftime.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
NH High School students prepare for Cabaret - VIDEO
New Holstein High School vocal music students are busily preparing for their annual Winter Cabaret variety show. The dates for this year's Cabaret are Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15. Sunday's performance will be a matinee performance at 1 p.m. Saturday evening's performance is set for 7 p.m. As in past years, Cabaret is presented in the cafeteria in a casual "Night Club" setting. Audience members are treated to soda, pretzels and popcorn as they enjoy the show. The two-hour show will open this year with a medley of "Awesome '80s Hits" including "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," "Jesse's Girl" and "Walk Like An Egyptian." Students in the Concert Choir and Show Choir groups will entertain their audiences with a variety of repertoire from Broadway tunes and country, to past and present popular songs. The students are under the direction of Linda Hau. Advanced tickets will be available beginning Feb. 1 for purchase in the high school office or from any choir student. There are a limited number of tickets available, and any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Cost is $6 and includes entertainment and refreshments.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Meeme LEADS - VIDEO
Meeme LEADS Elementary Charter School of Kiel held an open house on Thursday, Jan. 22. A power point presentation and group discussion was given in the evening at 6 p.m., a brief tour of the facility followed. Meeme LEADS Charter School is located about 10 miles from Kiel in the town of Meeme. It is part of the Kiel Area School District. It serves students age appropriate for kindergarten through fourth grade in a cross grade/level customized educational program. There is also a four year old kindergarten program housed at Meeme LEADS.If you would like to learn more about the LEADS charter school program, please contact the school at 693-8255.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Chinese New Year - VIDEO
Mrs. Ginna Burrows discussed The Chinese New Year traditions, and cultural customs she was raised with as a child in Guilin, China. Dressed in traditional dresses called Qipao, she and daughter Jia Jia demonstrated what Chinese formal attire looks like. Jia Jia has an American name of Maria. Students from Trinity Lutheran School in Kiel were excited to learn about China's New Year starting Jan. 26 and lasting 15 days until Feb. 9. The holiday begins each year on the first day of the first new moon and ends after the next full moon, 15 days later. Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. Those born in ox years tend to be painters, engineers, and architects. They are stable, fearless, obstinate, hard-working and friendly. 2009 is the year of the ox. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, January 26, 2009
Bauer Community Players - VIDEO
New Holstein area residents are busy practicing their parts for their performance of "Who's Dying to be a Millionaire?" Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 29-31 at 7 p.m. each night in the Thomas J. Lynch Auditorium of New Holstein High School. The comedy/mystery is a production of Bauer Community Players. Tickets are available from New Holstein Kiwanis Club members, M&I Bank, Stell's Piggly Wiggly, South Town Family Restaurant, or at the door.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Buehlow speaks at AFS lunch - VIDEO
Chilton Senior Winnie Buelow described the past year in Chile as "a chance of a lifetime" and an opportunity to learn a different culture and view of the world around her. She was asked to speak publicly at an AFS pot-luck lunch Jan. 18 to talk about her experience. Winnie enthusiastically presented her personal account of the family she lived with, the culture and climate, ethnic foods and overall feelings about her time in Chile. She returned home to a large audience with her story, her photographs and welcoming arms.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Benson Klemme - VIDEO
Voted Sheboygan County's Best Band in July 2008, it is no wonder why song writers Scott Schmidt, Benson Klemme and the band find themselves looking for nothing but "Blue Skies." In fact, they'll bet their first hit single on not letting a moment of any of this slip away.

Members of the band Benson Klemme are (from left) Jeff Schloesser, Matt Burzon, Scott Schmidt, Jenna Lee Krueger and Ben Klemme. Krueger is a Kiel High School graduate and Klemme lived for a short time in Kiel.The band's web page can be found at www.myspace.com/bensonklemme and their self-produced videos on YouTube©. View an interview by Freelance Reporter Gina Kabat at the Underground Pub in Kiel on Dec.12, 2008 a week before their first place standing in " The Battle of the Bands" contest at the Rave in Milwaukee. The band will now advance to national placement in the competition. They will also have an upcoming concert at the Rave Feb. 7, 2009.

Monday, January 19, 2009
Record snowfalls and cold in Kiel - VIDEO
Record snowfalls and subzero wind chills have graced many parts of the state this year. Kiel is no exception. Although the sun was shining , it didn't change the fact that it is still cold! The following video is a brief snapshot of what people are doing and how are they dealing with the frigid temps in Kiel on Friday January 16, 2009.
Monday, January 19, 2009
"Lighten Up" Manitowoc County - VIDEO
"Lighten Up" Manitowoc County Health Challenge Kick-Off started on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009. Participants were able to learn about local health resources, receive free blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks and massages. Consultations by dieticians and other health educators were given. Group exercises, healthy foods, and door prizes were also available. The event was free and held at the Manitowoc Cunty Senior Center on Custer Street, Manitowoc. Healthiest Manitowoc County 2010 is the group responsible for presenting Lighten Up Manitowoc County, a partner of Lighten Up Wisconsin. Aurora Health Care and Holy Family Memorial are sponsors. Upcoming events include March 7, 8 to 10 a.m., Keep It Movin' breakfast and team activities at the Manitowoc Senior Center. This is open to the public and requires reservations. May 2: Lighten Up Challenge celebration and award ceremony, with prizes for winners. Breakfast will be held at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers. Participants can join the March of Babies afterward at 9 a.m. More information can be viewed at www.lightenupwisconsin.com.
Monday, January 19, 2009
13th Annual Sportsmen's Day - VIDEO
The 13th Annual Sportsmen's Day took place Saturday, Jan. 17 at Chilton High School. The event is hosted by Faith Alliance Church, Chilton and Kiel Alliance Church, Kiel. Its focus is on education, fellowship, good food and inspiration. Door prizes and a grand prize were awarded to participants. Featured speaker for the day was Craig Johnson whose inspirational talk was titled, "The Hunt for the True Adventure." Nearly 25 vendors were on hand showcasing their products and services. Guest speakers conducted seminars throughout the day on such topics as deer, turkey, elk, and goose hunting; walleye fishing and ice fishing tactics and techniques were treated, as well as fur trapping instruction. Wildlife artist Tom Beschta of Kiel demonstrated his many turkey and duck calls. Tom Siegel and Chris Bezio showed off samples of animal pelts. Sheila and Scott Ehricke got folks interested in fishing lures for Winnebago fishing and aquatic invasive species coordinator for Calumet County Diane Schauer engaged folks in learning more about invasive species. Christian Bow Hunters of America had visitors stop to learn about their local (Sheboygan) chapter which deals with family archery.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Chilton Winter Band Concert - VIDEO
A Winter Band Concert under the direction of instrumental instructor Dick Gilles performed at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, Jan. 12. Participating in the program were the Chilton Middle School 7/8 grades band and the Chilton High School Symphonic Band. The Chilton Middle School 7/8 Band led off the evening's selections with "March On A Scottish Air," "Tequila," "Espana," "The Weasel's Pop," and "Fun, Fun, Fun." The Symphonic Band entertained an appreciative audience with "Conquest" from "Captain From Castille," Burnished Brass" (a Concert March), "Winter Carnival," and Jimmy Buffet in Concert featuring "Margaritaville," "Come Monday," "Volcano" and "Cheeseburger In Paradise." The band concluded with "A Galop To End All Galops."
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Chilton Alumni Band Night - VIDEO
Chilton Band Director Richard Gilles invited former Chilton High School band members to join the current squad for an "Alumni Band Night" on Tuesday, Jan. 6 before the girls basketball game with Manitowoc Roncalli. Gilles said approximately 20 alums participated in the event.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Dueling accordions at Willowpark - VIDEO
Willowpark residents in New Holstein were entertained with dueling accordions performed by Geri Hollenbeck and John Nottling, both of New Holstein. Geri was a former educator in the Kiel school district for 23 years and has been visiting Willowpark since 2001 to read stories or play her accordion. She also belongs to the Accordiana group of Sheboygan. John worked for Tecumseh products as an engineer for many years. He enjoys spending his retirement playing happy melodies and utilizing his aviator license. He is also affiliated with a Bavarian dance group called the Shoe Butlers. Talk and Tunes is a special time set aside for Willowpark residents to enjoy poetry, books read aloud and music. - CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Raiderettes perform routine VIDEO
The Kiel Raiderettes performed a dance routine at halftime of the December 30 basketball game in Kiel.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Chilton Area Catholic School Christmas Program - VIDEO
The Chilton Area Catholic School Christmas program took place at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Dec. 18. The program consisted of performances by the school's beginner band and intermediate band under the direction of Jennifer Rivera, a music major at Silver Lake College, Manitowoc. The beginner band played numbers such as "Lightly Row," a traditional English carol, and "Sweet Sings the Donkey." The intermediate band chose selections such as "The Echo Carol" a traditional German piece arranged by Clark Taylor and "O Come, Little Children" by J.A.P. Schultz and arranged by Eugene Magill. 4K pupils sang "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." "On Our Way to Bethlehem" was the titled of a contemporary musical written by John Jacobson, an enactment of the Nativity with a large cast and chorus clad in colorful costume. This was follow by another musical written by John Jacobson and Mac Huff named Santa Goes Green, which focused on environmentally sound practices during the holidays. On Our Way to Bethlehem and Santa Goes Green were both performed under the direction of Debra Sawyer. Click the headline to view the video.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Consolidated Parochial Elementary School Christmas Concert - VIDEO
Consolidated Parochial Elementary School (CPES) put on two shows of its Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 18, using the auditorium of St. Lawrence High School in Mount Calvary to accommodate the audience. Prelude music included solos and duets on guitar, piano and vocals. Holy Cross students then staged a Nativity play with numerous songs, followed by the older students from the St. Cloud campus doing the musical "The Little Christmas Lamb." Nadine Guckeisen is the music director at CPES. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Winter Holiday Concert at Zielanis Elementary School - VIDEO
A winter holiday concert performance was conducted at Zielanis Elementary School featuring select numbers by kindergarten children and children of grades one, two, three and four. Special choral numbers were also performed by members of the fourth grade noon choir. Two performances were held Thursday, Dec. 18 to accommodate the large number of parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts in attendance. The concert was under the direction of general music teacher Amber Evey Schmidt and K5 and middle school music teacher Sue Toepel. Musical selections included the Mexican Folk Song "Nochebuena (Christmas Eve); the traditional carol "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas;" "Skating" by Lynn Freeman Olson; "Winter Holiday" by Trudi Behar; a traditional version of "Christmas is Coming" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas," an Old English Folk Song. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Winter choral concerts by Chilton Elementary School - VIDEO
Choral winter concerts were given by Chilton Elementary School students, grades 1-2 and 3-4 at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Grades 5-6 also rendered choral pieces but their performance is not included on this video. Some of the pieces sung by the first graders included "Must Be Santa" and "Joy to the World." Among other pieces, second graders sang "I Saw Three Ships" and "Children, Go Where I Send Thee." Some of the numbers executed by third graders were "Joseph Dearest" and "Jingle Bell Rock." Fourth graders tackled numbers such as "Pat-a-Pan" and "The Piglets' Christmas." Among other selections, Grades 5-6 students performed "Good King Wenceslas: and "Winter Wonderland." Aaron Juhl serves as the Chilton Elementary School vocal music instructor. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, December 22, 2008
KMS bands, choruses shine-VIDEO
Members of the Kiel Middle School bands and chorus groups presented their Winter Concert Tuesday at the Kiel Middle School gym. A packed house of friends, family and community joined in the show presented by 5th through 8th grade music students.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Kiel High School Vocal and Instrumental Winter Concert - VIDEO
The music department at Kiel High School (KHS) presented its vocal and instrumental Winter Concert on Monday, Dec. 15 in the school's gymnasium. The program featured the KHS Varsity Chorus, the KHS Jazz Lab, the KHS Treble Choir, the KHS Jazz Ensemble, the KHS ShowChoir, and the KHS Symphonic Band. Vocal instructor Mark James Glasow directed the choirs and ShowChoir and instrumental instructor Kevin Carlton directed the bands. Samples of pieces rendered by the different musical groups included the Varsity Chorus rendition of "Carol, Singers, Carol" by Linda Spevacek; the Jazz Lab Band's rendition of "Land of Make Believe" by Chuck Mangione and arr. by Mike Story; the Treble Choir's rendition of the original/traditional version of "Do You Hear What I Hear" with guest soloist Deborah Kutz Fale; the Jazz Ensemble's rendition of "Linus and Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi arr. Roger Holmes; the Rhythm ShowChoir program of "Witch Doctor" from Alvin and the Chipmunks, arr. by Mark Brymer, and the Symphonic Band rendition of "A Christmas Auld Lang Syne" by James Swearington. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Chilton High School and Middle School Winter Vocal Concert - VIDEO
Ushering in the holidays, the Chilton High School Concert Choir, Middle School Chorus, and Madrigals performed at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, Dec. 14. The Concert Choir led off with numbers such as the traditional version of "March of the Three Kings," "Still, Still, Still" by Robert Wetzler and "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Kirby Shaw. Soloist Molly Sabel rendered "Where are you Christmas" by Horner, Jennings, and Carey. The Middle School Chorus, along with the high school Concert Choir, sang "Corner of the Sky" by John Cacavas, "Do You Hear What I Hear" by Harry Simeone and "Jubilate Deo" by Emily Crocker. The Madrigal group sang the traditional number "Here we come a Caroling and John Rutter's "Christmas Lullaby." Soloist Justin Schmitz pleased the audience with his version of "You Raised Me Up" by Lovland and Graham, and the Concert Choir returned with "The Lord Bless You & Keep You" by Peter Lutkin. Soloist Dayna Schmidt did a formidable job of "Santa Baby" by Javits, Springer, and Springer. And the Concert Choir concluded the night with four numbers including "Go Tell it on the Mountains" and "Merry Christmas with Love" by Alan Billngsley. The choirs were under the direction of vocal instructor Brad Randall. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
New Holstein High School Instrumental Department Holiday Concert - VIDEO
New Holstein High School's Instrumental Department featured their Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band on Monday Dec. 15 in the Thomas Lynch Auditorium. Under the Direction of Daniel Witt, musical selections included: " Still Still Still", Santa "Rocks the House!", "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "A Christmas Festival", and "Celtic Carol" to name a few. Jazz Ensemble Students include: Nicole Allee, Molly Thome, Kayla Stuebbe, Brienne Heimermann, Lukas Shelton, Nicole Schneider, Kelsey Stevens, Tyler Berenz, Marty Pleviak, David Hechel, Henry Hawk, Katherine Allee, Bethany Bauer, Grant Bauer, Crystal Champeau, Caitlin Bailey. Symphonic Band memebrs are: Jessica Schreiner, Megan Thome, Kelly Wagner, Jordan Melvin, Nicole Allee, Kayla Stuebbe, Brienne Heimermann, Brittney Morton, Katelyn Nielsen, Naomi Stevenson, Molly Thome, Bethany Haensgen, Raven Stevenson, Ambrose Lisowe, Tianna Clark, Lukas Shelton, Nicole Schneider, Kelsey Stevens, Tyler Berenz, Marty Pleviak, Colin Knickelbein, Henry Hawk, Katherine Allee, David Hechel, Ben Limberg, Bathany Bauer, Crystal Champeau, Eric Gregoire, Caitlin Bailey. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Zion Lutheran Church Advent & Christmas Music Service - VIDEO
Zion Lutheran Church in New Holstein held its annual Advent and Christmas music services Sunday, Dec. 14, featuring its Celebration Choir, Faith Chorale, Glory Ringers, Sonshine Ringers and Chime Quartet and instruments ranging from trumpet, conga drums and tambourine to violin, piano and organ. Sara Cigelske is the music director at Zion Lutheran. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Santa Steam Train visits Elkhart Lake - VIDEO
On Sunday Morning Dec. 14,2008 Locomotive #1003 started its 60-mile run from the resort community of Elkhart Lake Wisconsin and then on to Milwaukee. The Santa Steam train was built in 1913 by the American Locomotive Company in Schenectady, NY. and reportedly weighs near 500,000 pounds. It has served the railroad industry for 95 years, operating mostly on the SOO Line Railroad. Two days prior to the Elkhart Lake send off, the locomotive spent some time in Plymouth, WI visitiing their historical society and events planned. The train "backed in" to Elkhart Lake around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday and then proceded to travel south again through Plymouth, Waldo, Adell, Random Lake , Fredonia, Saukville, Grafton, Cedarburg and then Milwaukee. The train is fueled by 21 tons of coal and 20,000 gallons of water. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, December 15, 2008
KHS E-Club Art Auction - VIDEO
The Second Annual E- Club Art Auction was held Friday Dec. 12 at Kiel High School. Many paintings, drawings, poetry items were available for viewing prior to the 7 p.m auctioning in the auditorium. Artists who rendered their masterpieces were Tony Christal, Abby Gilsdorf, Jackie Chang, Isaiah Grybush, Katie Engel, Gina Kost, Katherine Henning, Brienna Eagen, Stefanie Scharenbroch, Tracy Schwartz, Sarah Kisiolek, Katie Sixel, Amanda Van De Streek, Alyssa Bruckner, Matt Bonde, Sarah Pritzl, Makenzie Engel, Kayla Schaal, Michaela Peterson, Abby Forss, Sergio Cha, Sarah Musil, Whitney Barnes, John Lardinois, Sarah Vogel, Peter Kraus, Whitney Radder, David Auzloos, Colin Christainsen, Katie Freitag, Allison Shaw, Shawn Platz, Jon Rick, Tracy Schwartz, Mr. Barrett, Greta Hau, Sarah Musil, Kim Hennings. Music was provided by Derek Rickert, Robbie Herr,Jesse Martin, Austin Bolden. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Kiel kids shop with cops-VIDEO
Members of the Kiel Police Department and their spouses put on a Christmas party for selected Kiel children Saturday as part of their annual "Shop with a Cop" program. Funded through various activities and contributions from the community, the program annually pairs children with members of local law enforcement. A visit from Santa was the highlight of the evening.
Monday, December 15, 2008
UCC choirs host dinner play-VIDEO
The Mendelssohn Choir, Chapel Chimers and Music Ministry Team from St. Peter's UCC hosted a full house Saturday for its dinner theater presentation of In Bethlehem's Inn. The play was directed by Kristine Krumenauer and music director MariJane Weir.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Advent By Candlelight event at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church VIDEO
Zion Ev. Lutheran Church located in Louis Corners, Kiel held their fourth annual Advent By Candlelight event for the women of the congregation on Thursday Dec. 11, 2008. Dessert was served to delectably decorated tables in the spirit of the season. This year's theme included the "message of the candy cane" and the greetings of fellowship and tradition. Committee Members and Choir Members included: Nancy Buman, Carolyn Diem, Deidre Franz, Betty Garlieb, Carol Hammel, Kathy Heckmann, Pat Heckmann, Julie Hickmann, Arline Jost, Gladys Mueller, Melanie Olsen, Stacy Schweitzer, Sue Zuberbier, June Smasal, Nancy Wagner, and Wendy Lubach.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Family Night and tree decoration ceremony at St. Gregory. VIDEO
St. Gregory and Holy Trinity Parish Schools' religious education classes held their annual Family Night and tree decoration ceremony on Wednesday Dec. 10 at Holy Trinity Church. Director of Religious Education Rosie Bartel and Deacon James Steffen led families in prayer and special blessings for the holiday season. Each class was able to place their individual ornaments on the Christmas tree that will remain in the church. Students hand made ornaments with various materials and with select themes in mind based on religious curriculum. The 2008-2009 teachers listing include: Jessica and Elizabeth Schneider, Sharon Mueller, Mary Jo Grube, Cindy Roeck, Jean Lallensack, Michele Lyons, Jane Linzmeier, Beatrice Meyer, Bob Schneider, Kevin Koenig, and Gary Mueller. Fr. Michael Bigley is Pastor of both parishes.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Sounds of Chilton - VIDEO
Sounds of Chilton, the annual holiday concert sponsored by the Chilton Chamber of Commerce and featuring local choirs, drew an appreciative crowd at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, Dec. 7. Under the direction of Dr. Tim Schaid, the event featured members of the St. Martin Lutheran Choir, Ebenezer Brass, Faith Alliance Choir, Cornerstone Choir, Ebenezer Choir, Good Shepherd Choir and Calumet County Community Theatre.The performance included large group selections, individual choir presentations and a combined choir selection. Large group selections were accompanied on piano by Doug Everson with percussion and guitar provided by Rose Gerner and Mary Kay Jannette.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Old World Christmas Market at the Osthoff in Elkhart Lake - VIDEO AND SLIDESHOW
Shoppers and vendors joined in on holiday "gemuitlichkeit" at The Osthoff Resort's 11th Annual Old World Christmas Market. This favorite holiday tradition is reminiscent of the centuries-old German Christkindlesmarkt and features international and regional artisans displaying their specialty products in wooden booths adorned in fragrant evergreens and thousands of twinkling white lights, all within a heated grand tent. Enjoy tasting European delicacies at the International Food Court. Father Christmas greeted children of all ages. - CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, December 8, 2008
Santa visits Kiel Public Library - VIDEO AND SLIDESHOW
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus made a special trip to Kiel's Public Library on Dec. 6 to talk with children and ask them what they would like to Christmas. Santa stated among the most popular items requested this season are for popular video game systems like Ninetendo DS and Wii and the ever timeless Barbie Doll. Cookie decorating end enjoying was also part of the afternoon's events. Many Kiel families appreciated the visitors from the North Pole.-CLICK THE HEADLINE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
Monday, December 8, 2008
Kiel Municipal Band Christmas Concert - VIDEO
The Kiel Municipal Band held its annual Christmas concert on Saturday evening (Dec. 6) in the upper level of Kiel City Hall. The band calls the concert its gift to the community as it provides memorable music at no cost to the standing room only crowd which attended. Special features of this year's concert were an appearance by New Holstein High School vocal music students of Linda Hau, a tribute to 60-year member John Schmitz, and the annual appearance of Santa Claus. Santa's knee even held up when all-conference defensive lineman Billy Entringer decided to sit there to tell him whether he has been naughty or nice. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, December 8, 2008
New Holstein Christmas Concert K-5 VIDEO
"By Request" was the title of the kindergarten through fifth grade Christmas program held Friday, Dec. 5 at New Holstein Elementary School. In the weeks prior to the program, parents of elementary school students voted on their favorite Christmas songs and those were the ones performed at the concert. Songs included "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Up on the Housetop," "The Chipmunk Song," "Silent Night" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" As usual, "extras" included everything from sign language on a third grade song to hula hoops, dancers, snowflakes and more. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Abler's Winter Wonderland of Fine Art Holiday Open House - VIDEO
Winter Wonderland of Fine Art was the theme of a three-day open house held at Abler Art Glass Gallery, LLC and ETC. A Collection of Artists at 16205 Little Elkhart Lake Rd., Kiel, last weekend. The event was hosted by John, Bonnie, Naomi, and Josh Abler. Visitors to the holiday open house were not only able to make purchases of fine art pieces that serve as special-occasion gifts but were able to view demonstrations by area artists. Artists on site for the open house were art teacher and oil painter Kitty Lynn Klich who demonstrated ornament painting; wood worker Jan Drees who crafted one-of-a-kind assemblages made from torched tins, cans, clay and metal pieces obtained from discarded jewelry, buttons an junk drawers and hand painted in bright colors; Patty Aker, a fiber artist and workshop instructor who does silk scarf painting; Kathleen Mulholland, a watercolor artist and art teacher who demonstrated watercolor painting and Nancy VanDerPuy, who crafts custom hand beaded purses. Also featured were potters Chris and Alice Tzakais and glass blowing artists John and Josh Abler, Aaron Schulz and Mike Parker. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The 26th annual Thanksgiving Day Express - VIDEO
The 26th annual Thanksgiving Day Express delivers a hot meal and a kind word thanks to a huge number of volunteers who organize the entire program, bake pumpkin pies, cook the dinner, assemble the cold meal items, package and deliver the meal to roughly 575 individuals on Thanksgiving Day and perform the cleanup work that always accompanies messing up a kitchen. For the sixth year, area volunteers have been gathering at the Chilton Eagles Club hall in Chilton where a well run assembly line of folks package the cold and hot foods in styrofoam containers. Volunteeers include individuals, families, area civic groups and volunteer fire department members. Since the program was organized 26 years ago about 8,000 meals have been prepared and delivered to the elderly, needy and lonely. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Millhome Holiday Extravaganza - SLIDESHOW
"Holiday Extravaganza" was held at Millhome Supper Club on Saturday, November 29. Holiday vendors from local communities, Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties displayed crafts, jewelry, baked items and homemade goods. Admission of a non- perishable food item was donated to the Salvation Army of Calumet County. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Trinity Lutheran Christmas for Kids Day - VIDEO
Trinity Lutheran Church conducted a one-day vacation bible school for all children ages 3 to fourth grade. "Christmas for Kids" was a successful no-cost event inspiring children to participate in craft making, singing and making new friends. The day's activities ran from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon offering parents an opportunity to tend to holiday shopping and seasonal preparations. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 387 Cemetery Road, Kiel. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Women's Day at Maximillian's - SLIDESHOW
Several vendors participated in a Women's Expo at Maximillian's Supper Club of Mt. Calvary. The day- long event was held on Saturday, Nov. 22 with over a dozen booths of jewelry, hand constructed items, delicious foods and novel gift ideas. This day of pampering offered women the chance to sample Tastefully Simple products, healthy chocolates, Pampered chef kitchen supplies, scented wickless candles and cosmetic products to name a few. Many vendors were from surrounding Tri-County areas and were pleased with the turnout. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, November 24, 2008
The King's Men at Millhome Supper Club - VIDEO
Sheboygan Musician Del Dassow performed at Kiel's Millhome Supper Club on Nov.16, 2008 with his band called " The King's Men". His style is reminiscent of the Romy Gosz era and dreamy ballroom music of decades past. Booked performance dates and happy dancers keep Dassow traveling throughout Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties. The 70- plus Trumpeter says he'll continue performing "as long as the people keep requesting his band and enjoying good music." - Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Good Old USA Concert - VIDEO
The Chilton High School Drama Department's production of "The Good Old USA," a musical tribute to the United States of America, featured The Jukebox Big Band and Jukebox Singers at the Engler Center on Nov.15. The patriotic show was performed in the style of big band era and was directed by Shawn Postell. Lawrence Welk, Glenn Miller and Paul Whiteman were notable styles performed. The 2-hour event was sponsored by CCC4RE. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, November 17, 2008
John Angotti holds inspirational songfest at Ss. Peter & Paul Church - VIDEO
Award winning composer and singer John Angotti held separate inspirational songfests for youths and adults last Friday at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel. Angotti was accompanied by instrumentalists Dion Clay, a drummer, and J. T. Brown, a guitarist. Karen Hennings who serves as choir director and song leader at the parish led participants in select songs. Motivational speaker Richard Curran of Appleton joined Angotti in a simulated dialogue of conversion between God and one of His creatures. Angotti travels throughout many parts of the world conducting concerts, workshops, retreats, missions, conferences and worship events. He said he sees himself as a music missionary and bridge builder helping people connect human realities with spiritual realities. He does this through his compositions which are about our journey to God which we sing about and live out in our daily lives. Angotti's powerful voice and writing style includes contemporary rock, pop and Latin rhythms, along with his ability to give new life to traditional classics in Gregorian chant and classical genres. Among the pieces rendered Friday night and attributed to Angotti were "Sing Hosanna to Our King," "Come and Gather," "Come and Follow Me," "Veni Creator Spiritus," and "Rise Up, My People." Admission to the songfest included a donation to the Kiel Community Pantry. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Gospel jam "By the Mark" - VIDEO
Musicians from throughout Eastern Wisconsin gathered to share their talents with an appreciative audience at the St. Peter's UCC Gopsel Jam and Open Mic Nov. 8. Jam coordinator Mike Mathes is joined by the "Concordia Chamber Singers" a group of friends from Concordia University. From left are Rebecca and Rachel Schumacher, Rachel Mathes and Katie Kindinger on mandolin. The next jam/open mic is Dec. 6 following the Kiel Municipal Band Concert.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Veterans Day program at Chilton High School - VIDEO AND SLIDESHOW
This year the Chilton Middle School students were invited to join the student body at Chilton High School for the Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 11 which this year was held in the high school gymnasium to accommodate the larger number of people. Area veterans organizations represented at the event included the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans and the Calumet County Veteran's Service Officer. Highlights of the agenda were renditions by the Chilton High School Symphonic Band, the Chilton High School Concert Choir, and a special combined band, choir, octet and solo under the direction of Dr. Tim Schaid. Darcey Beyer, CPO/U.S. Navy served as the main speaker. He spoke of the freedoms and valeus which have been guarded and protected by so many highly decorated veterans and the hope and faith of millions around the world preserved by the 25 million veterans living today. Click the headline to view the video.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
New Holstein Veteran's Day Program. SLIDESHOW/VIDEO
New Holstein celebrated Veteran's Day in the new Middle School Gym on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Middle School Principal Rick Amundson and his students recognized veterans from New Holstein, Mt. Calvary and St. Cloud. A special Veteran's Day message was delivered by Veteran and former Administrator for the New Holstein School District, Don Fictum. Special recognition was given to American Legion New Holstein Post #124 Auxiliary President Rita Gruel, Commander Ollie Gruel, Veterans from Abler-Engel Post #454 Mt. Calvary, and the Harvey Blonigen Post #478 in St. Cloud. Middle school students and the High School Chorus sang several American themed pieces. At 11 a.m. a solemn silence was observed in remembrance for the WWI Armistice signing in a railway coach near a battle zone in France. Bugles sounded a cease fire at about 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 marking a significant moment in history. Outside the middle school, a 21-gun salute by New Holstein American Legion Honor Guard sounded. Click the headline to view the video/slideshow.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"Snow White" Production at New Holstein High School - VIDEO
Students from New Holstein High School and some "dwarfs" from elementary school staged the play "Snow White" on Friday and Saturday in the Thomas Lynch Auditorium of the school. The weekend also included a luncheon Saturday in which parents and children were served by the characters in full costume, then had the opportunity to get a tour of the backstage area by the stagecraft crew. Kids received autograph books and also had their pictures taken with characters. Many young girls enjoyed Saturday's matinee, some of them dressed in princess costume themselves. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Halloween Eve of Fun Carnival with the Boys and Girls Club of Sheboygan County - Slide show
"Halloween Eve of Fun Carnival" hosted by the Sheboygan County Boys and Girls Club- Howards Grove Site was held on Oct. 28, 2008. Children were encouraged to wear costumes and enjoy games and small prizes during the annual event. Homemade chili and baked items were also for sale. Proceeds to benefit the organization. Admission to the event was a bag of candy per child. Site Organizer and Kiel Resident Melissa Landwehr helped organize the event held from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Colorful costumes and games were enjoyed by all. Click the headline to view the video.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Historical Museum Night - VIDEO
Historical Museum Night was held at Meeme LEADS Charter School, Monday, Oct. 27, an opportunity for students K-4 to adopt a person from history and do research on that person. The students dressed in the attire which that person wore in those days and from a printed script or electronic version spoke aloud to visitors (parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends) the highlights of that person's life. Some of the students portrayed pioneer life in America, but no particular person. Others created buildings from Lincoln logs to show the dwellings lived in by the pioneers. Still others portrayed individual characters of historical personages such as Sitting Bull, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Albert Einstein, Johnny Appleseed, and Pocahontas. In researching information about their historical characters the students incorporated curricula such as technology, history, science, math, reading, and writing. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Over the Rainbow - VIDEO
Over the Rainbow was a family oriented event held October 23 at Zielanis Elementary School which centered around the "Wizard of Oz." The "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. It was originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago in 1900. It has been reprinted countless numbers of times since under the title " The Wizard of Oz" which is the title given to it in the 1902 stage play and the popular 1939 film version. The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy in the Land of Oz. Families and their children participated in a variety of activities held in different classrooms and in the gymnasium. Here are some of the activities: creating a sun catcher and following a rainbow trail, walking over a rainbow and searching for a pot of gold; hearing original adventure stories ready aloud by superintendent Jack Lewis; the importance of Lion-like courage; stories of courage and generosity read by Kiel Police Chief David Funkhouser; shared stories about witches told by Sandra Weber; some bear stories demonstrated by children and told by Joie Baldock; and games such as Pin the Heart on the Tin Man, Twister, and The Witches Broom Relay Race in the gymnasium. Click the headline to view the video.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Walk a Night in Her Shoes - Slideshow and Video
"Walk a Night in Her Shoes", an event to raise awareness about domestic violence was held Monday evening Oct. 27, 2008 at Chilton City Hall. An illustrative display of women's and children's shoes were placed among the walkways to signify the number of women and children effected by acts of domestic violence in Calumet County. Police Chief Larry Seipel briefly addressed who can be a victim, and Mayor Tom Reinl presented a proclamation to Harbor House. The vigil and litany by Rev. Kathy Gloff was to remember Charlotte Kestell, the 23 year- old New Holstein woman who was stabbed to death by her live-in boyfriend in Feb. 2006. The actual letter jacket worn by Kestell in high school adorned a wooden cut out of a silent victim. A small group gathered for the event marking Calumet County's participation in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Manitowoc County's Crime Prevention Day - VIDEO
Crime Prevention Day was held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manitowoc County Expo Grounds off I-43 and USH 151 in Manitowoc. The county's crime prevention organizations gathered to provide activities focusing on educating citizens about crime prevention. Among several displays and interactive booths were simulations of what happens when people do not wear their seat belts, a crime scene in need of young investigators looking to solve the "crime", identification packets for children, basic electricity safety, 4-H clubs, martial arts, and emergency medical crews. Children were treated to a free lunch if they visited each booth and filled up their sticker sheet. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Halloween in Kiel-VIDEO
Despite freightfully chilly temperatures and rain, little ghosts and goblins still ventured outside on Sun. Oct. 26 for Kiel's Halloween. Inside City Hall, games and prizes were sponsored by the Kiel Chamber of Commerce and a pumpkin decorating contest was held. After trick-or-treating, a small crowd gathered for the magic of Bruce Hetzler. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, October 27, 2008
March for Babies - VIDEO
March for Babies, March of Dimes premier fundraising event held a successful fund raising event in Kiel on Sat. Oct. 18. Chairperson Adam Kraus was joined on Saturday's March for Babies by several March of Dimes volunteers and local people. Also supporting the event were Former Green Bay Packers Tony Fisher and Bill Schroeder, along with WBAY Channel 2's Bill Jartz. Local sponsors for the event included Kraus Construction, Kiel Building Supply, Delta Publications, Wind Walker Label Company, Mill Home Supper Club, Parker John's Pizza, K & M Piggly Wiggly, Manitowoc County Tavern League and many others. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Calumet Medical Center's Night for Women - VIDEO
Calumet Medical Center's 6th Annual "Night for Women" was held Oct.14 in Chilton's Engler Performing Arts Center. National Speaker and Humorist Peggy Kline delivered her performance titled "Treating Yourself Like Royalty." Medical Doctor and Acupuncturist John J. Lee explained the benefits of acupuncture and a healthy disposition. Jennifer Konen was crowned "Queen For a Day" by her mother Joan Wiese who delivered her written essay on why her daughter deserved this special recognition. Several interactive displays and booths were made available for everyone to view, sample and enjoy. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Plowing bee on Voss farm land, Ada - VIDEO
It's been about eight consecutive years that friends and neighbors have gathered at the Floyd Voss family farm land, Ada, to hold a plowing bee using antique tractors and plows. Most of the equipment performing the work dated back to the 40s and 50s, said Floyd Voss who treated the approximate 18 participants to a lunch before resuming plowing operations last Saturday of about 20 acres. Among the tractors on the scene were a 1934 McCormick Deering, a 1951B John Deere tractor with a 109 model Oliver plow dating back to the 1940s owned and operated by Tim Voss, and a 1954 John Deere 50 which owner and operator Edmund Schulz, 86, of the town Herman (Schwarzwald) purchased new. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Dutch apple pie making raises funds for Divine Savior School - Video
About 250 Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church parish members, school children and friends pitched in on the project of making 5,000 Dutch apple pies over a two-day marathon in the lower level of the church named Voland Hall. Volunteers began by peeling the apples, coring and slicing them, checking them for defects, mixing them with savory ingredients and placing them in pie crusts. The pies were topped with a cinnamon-sugar coating, bagged and boxed before being stored in a refrigerated semi. About 100 pies were made each hour. The fundraiser which has been taking place for several years helps support the operations of Divine Savior Elementary School. The event was covered by Channel 11, Green Bay and featured on its "Good Morning Wisconsin" show last Friday. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
St. Nazianz Fire & Rescue Open House VIDEO
The St. Nazianz Volunteer Fire Department held an Open House on Oct.5, 2008. Fire equipment and a helicopter fly-in from the Fond du Lac Flight For Life emergency crew enabled visitors the chance to view vehicles up close. The Open House and chicken dinner was held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Elkhart Lake Annual Lake Street ARTfest - VIDEO
More than 60 artists exhibited their works at this year's Elkhart Lake Annual Lake Street ARTfest where visitors strolled historic Lake Street and the walkway overlooking Elkhart Lake. Sculptors, painters, photographers, woodworkers, ceramists, jewelers and several other fine art craftspeople skilled in a variety of mediums greeted a steady stream of art lovers at the two day show this past weekend, Sept. 27-28. Outdoor dining from kettle corn to Gyros to Scones, wine tasting, freshly squeezed lemon and limeade, and a line-up of live music made each day memorable. Acoustic guitarist Zachary Scot Johnson performed Saturday morning and The Randal Harrison Trio played swing, bebop, Latin jazz and tango neuvo Saturday afternoon. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Senior Olympics 9-25 VIDEO
A total of 57 residents from five local nursing or residential facilities-Chilton Care Center and Century Ridge of Chilton and Willowpark, Willowdale and Homestead Care Center of New Holstein-gathered at Chilton Care Center on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 25) for the annual Senior Olympics. Events included the javelin (frisbee toss), strongman competition (grabbing a handful of beans) and others. The event opened with the National Anthem and a lighting of the Senior Olympics torch. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
St. Nazianz Community Fest
The Village of St. Nazianz started their annual "Community Fest" day Sept. 20, 2008 with a parade down Fourth Street. Music , food, refreshments and community spirit was served up after the parade at Butch and Nanner's Das Settlement Haus. Click the headline to view the video.
Monday, September 22, 2008
R. S. Vintage Steel's 20th Annual Steam & Gas Engine Show-VIDEO
Two days of nasty rain did not deter fans of the R.S. Vintage Steel's 20th Annual Steam & Gas Engine Show held in Calumetville last weekend. The show which featured John Deere tractors gave visitors plenty of action to watch and talk about with saw mill, shingle mill, threshing, rock crusher and small gas and steam engine operations taking place simultaneously. Folks were able to observe a blacksmith at work, view antique tractors, browse a flea market, look at toy tractor displays, and visit an antique general store. Those in attendance are looking forward to next year's show which will feature Massey Harris tractors. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Fall Food & Energy Fest-VIDEO
Presentations, farmers markets, exhibits, demonstrations, children's activities, renewable energy displays and good food and drinks made up the 4th Annual Food & Energy Fest which took place Sept. 13 at Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton. A guest was Alice in Dairyland, Ashley Huibregtse, who visited with folks at the event and gave a brief presentation on the impact of agriculture in Wisconsin. Visitors to the event enjoyed artisan grilled cheese sandwiches, organic veggie shish kebab, caramel apples, local and organic beer, There were demonstrations of goat milking, sauerkraut-making, apple cider pressing, fiber spinning, and cheese carving. A number of farmers markets and renewable energy representatives offered information. Live music was provided by Men From Earth. The event was coordinated by Eastern Wisconsin Sustainable Farmer's Network and Glacierland RC&D with the help of several area financial sponsors. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Willowdale 9-11 Day of Rememberance-VIDEO
"Celebrating True Heroes" was the theme of an event Sept. 11 at Willowdale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in New Holstein. Mayor Dianne Reese spoke about her recent trip to Ground Zero in New York, emergency room and ambulance personnel from Calumet Medical Center in Chilton aslo addressed the necessity of service members, New Holstein Fire Department personel, Police Chief Bob Niesen and the Rev. Dorcas George also spoke. Balloons were released with messages for recipients to call Willowdale if found. The event focused on messages about staying safe in the home and community, while at the same time serving as a tribute to the fallen heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Crafty Apple Fest '08-VIDEO
Crafty Apple Fest offered a mixture of crafts, foods, entertainment

The Sixth Annual Crafty Apple Fest held in Chilton last Saturday offered a pleasant mixture of crafts, foods, beverages, and entertainment. More than 100 crafters and artists displayed items for sale. Hundreds combed the grounds viewing and handling items from funky birdhouses to jewelry. Live music was provided by Rueben & The Receders. A kids play area offered a variety of sliding, bouncing and climbing features. Pumpkin bowling continued to be a favorite choice. Foods of many varieties prepared by local restaurants, churches and organizations, were popular, washed down with apple and pumpkin beer produced by Calumet Brewing Co., specialty coffees or just plain soda. Major sponsors of the event include Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, the Chilton Chamber of Commerce, Worthington Cylinders, Central Avian & Small Animals - Kaytee, State Bank of Chilton, Burkhardt EyeCare Center of Chilton and Calumet Medical Center. Click the headline to view the video.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008
NH Middle School Dedication-VIDEO
Many New Holstein area residents got their first look Sunday (Sept. 7) inside the new middle school in the community as a dedication and open house were held. The featured guest at the dedication was Elizabeth Burmaster, state superintendent of schools in Wisconsin. State Sen. Joe Leibham and Assemblyman Steve Kestell were also among the speakers. Following the dedication ceremony in the high school auditorium, people filtered down the hall and into the middle school to view the three-story structure which as well as the attached gymnasium, fitness center, agriculture education area and other modifications made to the high school facility. Click the headline to view the video.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Calumet County Fair-VIDEO
Calumet County Fair did it all

The Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin took place at the Calumet County Fairgrounds on the Labor Day weekend and its theme "Wheels and Squeals" truly lived up to expectations. The annual event had plenty to offer for all interests and tastes as the summer months begin to wind down. FFA and 4-H youths were able to show judges the efforts they put forth for months preparing their large and small animals for showing and judging. A ton of 4-H projects were to be viewed in the Brantmeier Youth Building. Plenty of good fair food, lots of entertaining music groups and bands, and plenty of amusement rides for all ages kept folks milling about the fairgrounds all four days. The grandstand events captured the attention of folks whether it was a demolition derby, tractor pull, the catch-a-pig contest or fireworks. The animal market sale is always a strong draw. The Chicago Honey Bears performed their usual precise and colorful dance routines and the horse pull at the arena captured folks attention. It was truly a "Fair by Day, and Festival by Night."

Friday, September 5, 2008
Calumet County Fair-SLIDESHOW
Calumet County Fair did it all

The Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin took place at the Calumet County Fairgrounds on the Labor Day weekend and its theme "Wheels and Squeals" truly lived up to expectations. The annual event had plenty to offer for all interests and tastes as the summer months begin to wind down. FFA and 4-H youths were able to show judges the efforts they put forth for months preparing their large and small animals for showing and judging. A ton of 4-H projects were to be viewed in the Brantmeier Youth Building. Plenty of good fair food, lots of entertaining music groups and bands, and plenty of amusement rides for all ages kept folks milling about the fairgrounds all four days. The grandstand events captured the attention of folks whether it was a demolition derby, tractor pull, the catch-a-pig contest or fireworks. The animal market sale is always a strong draw. The Chicago Honey Bears performed their usual precise and colorful dance routines and the horse pull at the arena captured folks attention. It was truly a "Fair by Day, and Festival by Night."

Friday, September 5, 2008
New Holstein Veterans Memorial Dedication-VIDEO
Several hundred people gathered on the morning of Labor Day to celebrate a labor of love for many-the conclusion of the construction of a veterans memorial in New Holstein. People poured in from every direction to the corner of Van Buren Street and Hickory Lane to see the dedication of the memorial, which is located in the northeast corner of Kiwanis Park. "It's fitting that we join together here on Labor Day because a lot of labor went into making this memorial," said State Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan, one of several people to speak at the hour-long program.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Calumet County Fair Advanced Judging-VIDEO
Face to face advanced judging of Calumet County Fair junior (4-H) projects took place last Saturday at the fairgrounds in Chilton. Projects slated for judging included vet and natural sciences, exploring and Cloverbuds, cultural arts, photography, computer technology, woodworking, electricity, mechanical sciences, clothing, knitting and crocheting, home environment, family living, communications, banners and scrapbooks, junior leadership and health science and safety. Among project items shown, Jordan Petrie submitted a watercolor for judging, Emily Loose a sand sculpture, Kaitlyn Schmidlkofer, a recycled art item, Amanda Krahn a fun foam project and a throw blanket. The Fischer boys of Brillion had their chickens tested. Many other children who belong to area 4-H Clubs submitted items for judging and exhibition at the fair. The fair runs from Aug. 29-Sept. 1.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Manitowoc County Fair Animal Judging-VIDEO
Manitowoc County Fair market animal judging

On Wednesday at the Manitowoc County Fair young people belonging to County 4-H clubs spent the morning having their market steer and lambs judged. The market animal sale took place that evening. Open class and showmanship judging also took place. Junior fair members were busy throughout the morning preparing their animals for judging and showmanship by washing, trimming and brushing them in anticipation of the judge's critical eye. Young people like Jordan Siemers, 12, a member of the Meeme Busy Badgers whose market lamb Beethoven was named the Reserve Grand Champion and third grader Lydia Luebke, 9, a member of the Schleswig Cadets whose Suffolk crossbred lamb Dan Patch won a first place in showmanship are examples of youths demonstrating success for their efforts. Other area young people whose animals won over the judge's eye are the Grand Champion (Angus) Steer Soprano owned and raised by Cheyenne Woepse, 13, of rural School Hill, and the open class champion female heifer named PCSF No- Such-Thing, owned and raised by Jennifer Ash, 20, of Newton who is a student at Lakeshore Technical College studying business management.

Friday, August 22, 2008
Kiel Car Show-VIDEO
27th Annual Kiel Custom Street Car Club Show and Swap Meet

Americans are in love with their cars and Sunday a microcosm of that love affair took place at Kiel City Park where the 26th annual Kiel Custom Street Car Club Show and Swap Meet delighted a steady crowd of viewers many of whom were true car buffs while other visitors came to admire the workmanship of car aficionados. A few of the late model car owners came upon their vehicles through purchases or gifts but most were brought to their current stage of preservation through months and years of hard work and some considerable cost to their pocket books. One of the cars featured belongs to Mary Daniels of Sheboygan Falls who came upon her 1936 Chevrolet as a gift from her husband. The car is equipped with a 350 Police Interceptor engine. Another vehicle of note is a 1952 Dodge named the "Lil Red Express Truck" owned by Joe and Marianne Thiel of Sherwood. Joe owned the truck in 1990 and completed work on it in 1996. The truck has all original equipment. At the end of the day a car cruise took place. Another part of the show was a large display of motorcycles including older models belonging to cycle owners participating in the 2nd Annual Heritage Motorcycle Ride which originated from the Opera House in St. Nazianz.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Relay for Life-VIDEO
New Holstein High School played host again this year to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, held Friday night and Saturday morning (Aug. 15-16) at the school's track and athletic field. Following a talk by cancer victim Kay (Propson) Koats, cancer survivors took their traditional first lap. This year's Relay for Life had a Hawaiian theme, and a number of participants got in the spirit with their garments and their camp signs.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Church in the Park-VIDEO
Several churches from the Kiel Area held an ecumenical worship service 
in the Kiel City Park, in conjunction with the Kiel Parade-Picnic 
weekend.
The message for the day was delivered by Pastor Dorcas George. The "As 
One" musical group from St. Peter's UCC shared musical selections. 
Donations were taken for the community pastor's fund and for the Kiel 
Food Pantry.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Kiel Picnic-SLIDESHOW
The 2008 Kiel Community Picnic got under way Thursday with the popular family night, a non-alcohol family oriented night attracting youngsters and teens. Attractions were wristband discounts on amusement rides, funnel cake and cotton candy sales were vigorous, and ice cream and pie selections a hot seller. A new feature was free youth bingo sponsored by the Kiel Municipal Band. Friday night drew people of all ages and tastes. The Kiel Municipal Band led off the evening with its traditional ballyhoo, a march around the park, a way of getting up close to folks with its wonderful marching selections led by majorette Ernest Gutschow. Following the ballyhoo the band took the stage in the Edgar Thiessen Memorial Bandstand for an hour's worth of music. People also gathered in the main tent to enjoy a beverage and listen to "Oil Can Harry," a band that delighted its fans who clearly wanted to be there. Steak sandwiches, brats, and hamburgers were served hot off the grill.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Kiel Parade-SLIDESHOW
It was a beautiful day for the Kiel Parade on Sunday, August 10. All different community members and musical groups joined in the festivities.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
56th Annual Steam Engine Show-VIDEO
Pleasant weather made the 56th Annual Steam Engine Show at Calumet County Fairgrounds a delight to visitors who viewed a sawmill operation, threshers, feed mills, feed cutters, clover hullers and saw shingles. Steam engines of different kinds were on hand. There was a display of gas tractors, gasoline engines and old farm machinery. Many folks gathered around countless tables of flea market items where just about everything and anything could be purchased. The 2008 show featured Ford Hit & Miss engines. Next year, orphans and oddballs will be featured. The two day event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Steam Antique Engine Club, Inc.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Kiel Parade-VIDEO
It was a beautiful day for the Kiel Parade on Sunday, August 10. All different community members and musical groups joined in the festivities.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Kiel Picnic-VIDEO
The 2008 Kiel Community Picnic got under way Thursday with the popular family night, a non-alcohol family oriented night attracting youngsters and teens. Attractions were wristband discounts on amusement rides, funnel cake and cotton candy sales were vigorous, and ice cream and pie selections a hot seller. A new feature was free youth bingo sponsored by the Kiel Municipal Band. Friday night drew people of all ages and tastes. The Kiel Municipal Band led off the evening with its traditional ballyhoo, a march around the park, a way of getting up close to folks with its wonderful marching selections led by majorette Ernest Gutschow. Following the ballyhoo the band took the stage in the Edgar Thiessen Memorial Bandstand for an hour's worth of music. People also gathered in the main tent to enjoy a beverage and listen to "Oil Can Harry," a band that delighted its fans who clearly wanted to be there. Steak sandwiches, brats, and hamburgers were served hot off the grill.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Super Cub Pilots-VIdeo
Super Cub pilots from around the world gathered last week in New 
Holstein as they do each year at this time in conjunction with the 
Experimental Aircraft Association "Airventure" in Oshkosh. Despite 
higher fuel prices for aircraft as well, the number of pilots and 
people attending the Super Cub fly-in was up again this year by about 
10 percent, according to Steve Johnson of Kansas City, who 
coordinates the event. A sign in the pavilion on the grounds heralded 
the New Holstein Municipal Airport as "New Holstein International" 
for the week, and it truly was as pilots from New Zealand, Australia 
and The Netherlands called New Holstein "home" for the week. Pilot 
Ron Massey of Alto, N.M. took Tri-County News Editor Mark Sherry up 
for the accompanying photos and video of the New Holstein area. See a 
story about Massey's tribute to New Holstein in the Aug. 7 Tri-County 
News.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
St. Martins Church/School Reunion-VIDEO
A reunion of people who were once members of St. Martin Church and School in Charlestown took place Sunday at St. Martin Heritage Park, an event on the six acre site which included an outdoor celebration of Mass, a picnic luncheon, the viewing of historical documents and photos, an organ recital, and a flag raising and flagpole dedication ceremony. Fr. Roman Mueller, a Salvatorian priest and priest son of the parish presided and preached at the concelebrated Mass. Assisting him were Frs. Loren Nys, SDS, a former pastor of the church and Al Geiser of the Green Bay Diocese who has many relatives in the area. For former parishioners it was also an opportunity to visit the St. Martin Cemetery to pay respects to those who labored tirelessly to establish and maintain the former parish church. A special feature was a tour of the Heritage Museum located inside St. Martin Heritage Chapel where records were on display of the pioneers and priest sons and daughters of the parish, former pastors, as well as parish organizations, and a pictorial directory from 1866-1888. A flag raising and flagpole dedication ceremony concluded the day's events. Members of the Calumet County VFW Post 3153 participated in the event which was a step toward the further development of St. Martin Heritage Park.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Mt Calvary Parade-VIDEO
Superb summer weather greeted people attending the annual Mount Calvary Firemen's Parade on Sunday, July 27. One of the floats included members of the State-bound New Holstein High School baseball team riding on a wagon. Some friends in the crowd made the mistake of getting into a water balloon throwing contest with guys who are used to throwing small, spherical objects really well. One of the best floats in the parade was a simulated train engine entered by AgriLand Coop. Unicycles, flags, candy and more were part of the parade. The Firemen's Picnic also took place Saturday and Sunday following the parade in the village park.

Mark Sherry photos and video

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Meyer Antique Tractor Show-VIDEO
The 3rd Annual Meyer Antique Tractor Show, hosted July 26 by Jim and Julie Meyer at the Meyer farmstead on CTH G, south of Chilton, began with a Tractorcade arriving late morning consisting of members of the Empire Threshing Club of Eden. Owners of these fine antique tractors joined others already being being viewed by visitors to the event. Among the machines on display was one owned and restored by John Meuer of Chilton and his son Jim of New Holstein, a 1934 GP John Deere which is featured on the front cover of the official 2009 John Deere calendar. Folks from New Holstein have likely viewed the tractor entered in the annual New Holstein Firemen's Parade. Another antique tractor was displayed by Gib Meier, 86, of rural New Holstein who was born before the manufacture of the 1928 John Deere tractor which he owns and restored. Meier said he still does some plowing with the machine just to keep it active.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Huhner Fest-VIDEO
Good Shepherd Parish in Chilton celebrated its two-day picnic on the weekend titled, "Huhner Fest" which was highlighted by a pig roast on Saturday. Three whole pigs were roasted on a spit on the parish grounds and pork sandwiches were a popular fare. The skies were perfect for an "ooh and aah" fireworks display which was viewed over Morrissey Park Saturday night. A Steeple Chase bike ride launched picnic activities Sunday, followed by a chicken dinner held in the church basement hall. Huge outdoor fryers were manned by volunteer cooks who turned the 1,280 pieces of chicken prepared. A polka Mass, a kids' tractor pull, bingo, a silent auction, a bake sale, raffles and plenty of live music produced by the Clete Bellin Band completed the picnic activities.
Monday, July 28, 2008
KMB in the Park-VIDEO
The Kiel Municipal Band welcomed "Cushing's Battery" a Civil War re-enactment group to its July 16 concert. The artillery group played an interactive role in one of the songs featured at the band concert, a march written for the battery by KMB member Ron Knoener. Knoener directed the piece, which included a pair of cannon shots that resounded throughout the city park.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Paul Todd Concert-SLIDESHOW
Well-known Gospel musician Paul Todd entertained a packed house at St. Peter's UCC in Kiel July 15. Todd wowed the audience with his outstanding vocals in his incredible performances on multiple keyboards. His music ran the gamut from the spiritual to themes from well known movies such as Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean. Todd was joined on several selections by his 15-year-old son, Paul, Jr. 
Friday, July 25, 2008
5th Capt Potter History Days-VIDEO
History came alive, the weekend of July 19th, with a Civil War reenactment and encampment at the 5th Capt. Potter History Days at Potter Firemen's Park, Potter. The infantry, cavalry and the artillery carried out military drills and cannon firing each day of the two day event. A highlight of the event was a full military skirmish each afternoon. The re-enactors prepared food over an open fire, gave small arms and horse equipment demonstrations and performed everyday chores required for that period in history. Children's games of that era were played and sutlers had wares for sale. Participants were ready and willing to answer questions posed by the public. The event is a fundraising activity sponsored by the Potter Community Association. It also honored the coming of Capt. O. R. Potter, a prominent business man in the 1850s, after whom the town was named.
Monday, July 21, 2008
"Damn Yankees" opening nIght-VIDEO
The Calumet County Community Theater is presenting the musical "Damn Yankees at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts. The show dates are Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20, with showtimes at 7 p.m. for the Thursday through Saturday performances. On Sunday, July 20, the show is at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.englercenter.com. All tickets are $10.

In keeping with the show's baseball theme, an All-American lunch of hot dogs, apple pie, ice cream, popcorn, and soda will be available for purchase up to two hours before the show, at intermission and after the show. So showgoers are urged to wear their baseball caps, and bring their appetites.

"Damn Yankees" is a great comedy show for all ages that tells the story of a middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd who sells his soul to the devil (the mischievous Mr. Applegate) in order to play the game he loves so much with the misfortunate team, the Washington Senators, so he can help them beat those Damn Yankees. He joins the team as the amazing 22-year-old, Joe Hardy. After many sucessful games with the Senators however, Joe realizes that going back to the love of his life is better than playing with the Senators for the love of the game. Songs such as "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo, "Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants" along with large dance productions round out this high energy show.

Friday, July 18, 2008
Carol and the Keynotes-VIDEO
Carol and the Keynotes graced the KMB Memorial Bandstand with their 
presence in the Kiel City Park July 16. Their polka and waltz genre 
spruced up the post-storm evening, as a few souls ventured out to 
enjoy their music. Steve Nothem of Kiel, is a member of Carol and the 
Keynotes. The Kiel Municipal Band returns to the park next week in the 
next phase of the Summer Concert Series. Red Star Express will perform 
July 30.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
NH Fireworks-VIDEO
New Holstein's annual fireworks show went off with a bang on 
Saturday, July 12 during the Firemen's Picnic. The show is 
coordinated each year by New Holstein native and fireworks expert 
Bruce Brocker as a tribute to New Holstein and family members past 
and present. The New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce spearheads the 
fundraising efffort for the fireworks, which drew thousands of people 
into the community and especially into the Civic Park area to help 
support the firefighters.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
NH Firemen's Picnic-VIDEO
It was definitely one of the most comfortably cool weekends in memory 
for the New Holstein Firemen's Picnic and Parade last weekend. While 
it was breezy for Sunday's parade, not a drop of rain fell during the 
two days, thus helping the Fire Department raise funds to help pay 
down its remaining obligation to the city on its most recent truck 
purchase. Bands, inflatable rides, games, a free bicycle raffle, 
food, refreshments and fun were all part of the annual mid-summer 
event in the community.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
"Damn Yankees" Rehearsal-VIDEO
The Calumet County Community Theater is presenting the musical "Damn Yankees at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts. The show dates are Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20, with showtimes at 7 p.m. for the Thursday through Saturday performances. On Sunday, July 20, the show is at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.englercenter.com. All tickets are $10.

In keeping with the show's baseball theme, an All-American lunch of hot dogs, apple pie, ice cream, popcorn, and soda will be available for purchase up to two hours before the show, at intermission and after the show. So showgoers are urged to wear their baseball caps, and bring their appetites.

"Damn Yankees" is a great comedy show for all ages that tells the story of a middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd who sells his soul to the devil (the mischievous Mr. Applegate) in order to play the game he loves so much with the misfortunate team, the Washington Senators, so he can help them beat those Damn Yankees. He joins the team as the amazing 22-year-old, Joe Hardy. After many sucessful games with the Senators however, Joe realizes that going back to the love of his life is better than playing with the Senators for the love of the game. Songs such as "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo, "Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants" along with large dance productions round out this high energy show.

Monday, July 14, 2008
KMB Park Concert-SLIDESHOW
As part of the annual Kiel City Park Concert Series, the Kiel Municipal Band presented an inspirational patriotic concert Wednesday, July 2. Under the direction of Dr. Lewis Schmidt, the band performed

many marches and patriotic tunes. Soloist Linda Hau shared several Broadway and patriotic themed selections. Mr. Jeff Rabe served as the announcer for the evening.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008
KMB Park Concert-VIDEO
In honor of Independence Day, the Kiel Municipal Band offered its 
annual Patriotic Salute to members of the Armed Forces, Wednesday, 
July 2. Playing on the KMB Memorial Bandstand, the KMB presented a 
musical flag ceremony honoring those who have served the nation.
Monday, July 7, 2008
KMB Salute Armed Forces-VIDEO
As part of the annual Kiel City Park Concert Series, the Kiel 
Municipal Band presented an inspirational patriotic concert Wednesday, 
July 2. Under the direction of Dr. Lewis Schmidt, the band performed 
many marches and patriotic tunes. Soloist Linda Hau shared several 
Broadway and patriotic themed selections. Mr. Jeff Rabe served as the 
announcer for the evening.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Kiel Summer School-SLIDESHOW
Sports, cooking, arts and crafts, reading, drama and math are just some of the summer school courses offered in the Kiel Area School District. Many of the courses are intended to engage the imaginations and creativity of the students. Whether it's investigating the life of animals including those in one's backyard, or exploring the world of cooking, art and crafts or wood working, students become excited because so many of the classes call for hands-on experiences. That's true even in courses where students learn a foreign language such as German or Spanish. Baking a recipe of lowfat French fries was undertaken recently while other students were having fun learning action songs putting to work their small and large motor skills while at the same time using up a bunch of extra summer energy. Sewing stuff is another course that engages the skills and imagination of students. A project in which bandanna beach bags were being made was a popular choice.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Chilton Summer School-SLIDESHOW
Summer school classes in the Chilton School District are under way. Courses offered include opportunities for students to take classes in subjects offered during the regular school year in order to enhance and improve their skills in those areas and also courses which are taken simply for enrichment purposes. Those are generally courses not offered during the regular school year. One of those courses is a Fun with Foods course in which students learn to prepare basic recipes. The course covers breakfast basics, microwave magic, silly snacks, delicious drinks and lively lunches. Proper clean up and kitchen safety is also stressed. Arts, crafts and games is another category of classes offered. Awesome Art is the name of a course in which pupils do painting, drawing, cutting, gluing and forming play dough. Another course of interest is Birds & Critters in which students build and paint bird feeders, bird houses and make homemade bird treats. Basic and advanced wood painting is another course. In the advance course students learn how to base coat, speckle, shade, stencil and detail. Swim classes remain a popular summer school course especially for those learning the basics.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Lakeshore Tractor Show-VIDEO
The Lakeshore 2 Cylinder Club sponsored its early summer tractor and steam engine show at Newton Firefighters Park last weekend. The event included the ever popular tractor weight pull. Youngsters loved seating themselves at the wheel of vintage tractors like an Oliver Super 88 owned by exhibitor Noah Wilterdink or a 1954 International Farm-all Super MTA and a 1945 McCormick Deering I-9 owned by exhibitor Sheldon Krueger. There were plenty of other tractors to be seen and interesting horse drawn cultivators. A tractor which got second looks was a 1935 Lauson built in New Holstein. Owned by exhibitor John Laack, it was the last Lauson tractor produced. A 1975 sawmill owned by Joe Luniak of Menasha was discovered by him abandoned on a farm near Mountain, WI and was purchased by him for $2,000. It was first re-built by Ed Jochman and then in 1995 was again re-built by Dan Hoeffler. The sawmill which demonstrated its cutting capability at the show was powered by a steam engine (via belt) owned by Willie Boettcher of Chilton and later by tractor (PTO). At the show, Boettcher also operated a 1904 Kenwood steam engine sold by Sears and Roebuck. Other artisans like wood worker Paul Londo, Two Rivers, and blacksmith Eugene Durben, Valders, demonstrated their crafts.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Morrissey Park Project-SLIDESHOW
The Morrissey Park community playground build in Chilton was completed on schedule Sunday and was concluded with a dedication ceremony that consisted of tributes to the approximate 1,200 volunteers who embraced the five-day project with vim and vigor. Jerry Pagel who served as president of the committee which organized the build thanked everyone who had parts to play in this first phase of the project and identified particular individuals who took leadership roles. Among them is Shawn Reilly who spawned the idea of a community built playground and inspired people to join forces in bringing it to reality. The dedication, delayed for a time because of a downpour, included a song sung by a group of children telling about the project, a balloon release, a final outdoor supper and cake cutting. Much to their delight, children on the scene tried out the completed park equipment for the very first time.


Monday, June 30, 2008
Rev. Baumann Celebrates 60 years-VIDEO
St. Peter's UCC, Kiel, honored former pastor Rev. John Baumann Sunday, June 22 on the 60th anniversary of his ordination in the ministry. Rev. Baumann, his wife, Doris and daughter Ruth Windbiel and family were guests of honor at a special worship service and luncheon.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Imagireadination Fantabookasy-VIDEO
"Imagireadination Fantabookasy" is the title of a summer reading program presentation staged at various public libraries in Wisconsin. The high powered and utterly engaging show is designed to inspire children to become avid readers. Creators of and actors in the show are Miki and Joe Wise of Chilton. Joe is a school psychologist in the Chilton Area School District and Miki serves as an art instructor at the Kiel Middle School. Miki is also active in Calumet Community Theatre serving as a driving force behind its organization and is often responsible for its choreographical aspects. Imagireadination Fantabookasy is a fast moving, multiple topic presentation that involves song, dance, imagination, storytelling, humor, romance and many other ingredients that make up interesting, exciting reading.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Drake Farm Breakfast-VIDEO
An estimated 3,000 people participated in Breakfast on the Farm at the Drake Dairy Farm in the town of Russell last Saturday. The June Dairy Month traditional dairy farm breakfast was served beneath a large tent on the property with tasty selections galore. Volunteer cooks prepared the breakfast which included egg and cheese omelet prepared in a huge fry pan. Cheese sampling was part of the fare. Culver's frozen custard sundaes were an added treat. Farm tours, a petting zoo, a pedal tractor pull for kids were also featured. Farm machinery was on display and a large monitor showed the cows being milked in the parlor. The event was organized by the Sheboygan County Dairy Promotions Association. James and Brian Drake and Omar Guerrero served as hosts for the event. The farm, one of the largest dairy operations in Sheboygan County, is a fourth-generation family farm overlooking the Sheboygan Marsh.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Calumet "Sundae" on the Farm-VIDEO
The 23rd annual Calumet County "Sundae" on a dairy farm took place last Sunday on the Chuck and Gloria Maurer family farm on S. Town Hall Road, Chilton, While food was enjoyed by many seated on the resident lawn beneath large shade trees, the delight of the day were the ice cream sundaes created by staff of Scoops Ice Cream Parlor. State assemblyman Al Ott (R-Forest Junction) served as master of ceremonies for the event introducing guests, the 61st Alice in Dairyland Ashley Huibregtse, Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fair Claire Carroll, Calumet County Fairest of the Fair Christina Van Oss and Jr. Fairest of the Fair Amanda Krahn. Each member of the Maurer family were introduced and invited to make remarks about life on the farm. Uncle Bobby the Clown waltzed around the grounds and there were tractor-drawn wagon rides offering tours throughout the farm acreage. A craft table for kids, a petting zoo, a sand mound, and walks through the tie-stall barn meeting the cows brought folks in close contact with the animals who produce the milk.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Chilton Summer Festival-SLIDESHOW
Activities for all tastes and ages took place this past weekend in Chilton where the community held its annual Chilton Summer Festival. A Kid's Carnival and special Father's Day open house held at Kaytee's Avian Training Center drew young and old to view displays of more than 50 live birds and small animals from parrots, parakeets and cockatiels to rabbits and chinchillas. Jerry Schieffer, a professional chain saw wood carver, demonstrated his skills outside Farm and Home creating works of art including a "raffle bear" given away to a lucky raffle winner. A Street Dance Saturday evening featured the band Roadtrip which performed under moonlit skies. Things concluded Sunday with Chilton's 32nd annual Father's Day Parade whiich featured several popular marching units including the Kracker Jacks Drumline.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Kiel's German Day-SLIDESHOW
Kiel gathered Friday to celebrate German Day in the Kiel City Park. The annual brat fry and roast pork dinner provided by the Kiel Area Association of Commerce brought crowds to the park on the day following Thursday's torrential rains. In addition to the food, the Senior Citizens offered their annual pie sale. Music was provided by the Jerry Schneider Orchestra and the Ryders.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Chilton Summer Festival-VIDEO
Activities for all tastes and ages took place this past weekend in Chilton where the community held its annual Chilton Summer Festival. A Kid's Carnival and special Father's Day open house held at Kaytee's Avian Training Center drew young and old to view displays of more than 50 live birds and small animals from parrots, parakeets and cockatiels to rabbits and chinchillas. Jerry Schieffer, a professional chain saw wood carver, demonstrated his skills outside Farm and Home creating works of art including a "raffle bear" given away to a lucky raffle winner. A Street Dance Saturday evening featured the band Roadtrip which performed under moonlit skies. Things concluded Sunday with Chilton's 32nd annual Father's Day Parade whiich featured several popular marching units including the Kracker Jacks Drumline.
Monday, June 16, 2008
NHHS Graduation-VIDEO
What New Holstein Public School District officials believe was the 
100th graduating class of New Holstein High School took part in 
commencement on Sunday, June 8 in the high school gym. Valedictorian 
Marina Dewhurst and salutatorian Kayla Konen shared their thoughts in 
speeches-Dewhurst while wearing a Class of 2008 Mickey Mouse cap. 
Principal Kathy Kops also provided an address, and School Board 
member Bob Bosma provided some words of encouragement while accepting 
the class on behalf of the Board of Education.
Monday, June 9, 2008
CHS Graduation-VIDEO
About 103 Chilton High School seniors participated in commencement exercises Sunday at the high school. It was the 125th graduation event in the school's history. High school Principal Dr. Tim Schaid told the graduating class that because each of them is unique they have left something special to the school as their legacy. The class valedictorian was also honored with having perfect attendance throughout the four years of his high school career. The administration and faculty started a new award this year honoring three seniors for the outstanding volunteer service which they performed throughout their high school years. Following the graduation ceremony, graduates and their families gathered in the commons for photos, hugs and congratulatory remarks.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Breakfast on the Farm-VIDEO
Manitowoc County's Breakfast on the Farm took place Sunday at Saxon Homestead Farm near Cleveland. The farm includes the Saxon Creamery, a recent start-up cheese factory. In the next five years the Creamery hopes to be supplied with 100 percent of the milk from the Saxon Homestead Farm. The entire registered Holstein herd at Saxon Homestead Farm is pastured practically year-round, with exceptions occurring for some weeks in the deep winter months. Grazing is supplemented with a total mix ration. Despite a heavy rain that swept the area Sunday, folks visiting the farm and creamery enjoyed a traditional farm breakfast, tours of the pasture and crop acreage, enjoyed ice cream, viewed exhibits and with a petting zoo on-site children were introduced to a variety of farm animals.
Monday, June 9, 2008
NH Apple Valley School
New Holstein Elementary School third graders made their annual "trip" 
to Apple Valley School on Wednesday, June 4. Apple Valley School is 
actually a pretend school in which students and teachers transform 
themselves back to the 1800s. Students learn what it might have been 
like to be taught in a one-room schoolhouse. They get to recite 
poems, do "blab" lessons, have spelling bees and write diary entries. 
Many of the students and teachers wore period costumes for the day. 
Matt Abler of Abler Meat Market in Mount Calvary also made his annual 
visit to provide an oven-baked pig for the youths to enjoy for lunch.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
NH Reality Check-VIDEO
The New Holstein 8th grade participated in this year's Chamber of Commerce Reality Check. The students were put to the test in planning financial needs for an adult life. The local business participants helped each student at designated stations. Such as, realty, the bank, automotive sales, gas station, and many more.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Meeme LEADS-VIDEO
Fourth grade students at Meeme LEADS Charter School recently celebrated the completion of their studies at the elementary school and anticipated their transition to the Kiel Middle School in fall. Their parents and grandparents attended the event.  A number of the students recalled their personal feelings and experiences from the first day they entered the school until the present moment. Their lead instructor Patricia Scholz had each of her students join her at the podium where she introduced each student and highlighted one or two positive characteristics of each student. The event ended with cake and ice cream. Each student took home with him or her a portfolio of class work and projects undertaken over the years.
Monday, June 2, 2008
KHS Graduation-VIDEO
The Kiel High School graduating class of 2008 held their commencement exercises on Sunday June 1st in the Kiel High gymnasium. Stephanie Freis presented the salutatory address along with Kaitlyn Schnell presenting the valedictory address. The commencement address was given by, Kiel High class of 1980 graduate, the Honorable Sheri Polster Chappell.
Monday, June 2, 2008
A Tribute to Ms. Schmeck-VIDEO
Students, parents and community members joined in honoring Ms. Sandra Schmeck for her 35 years of service to the Kiel Area Schools. At her final concert May 28, Schmeck was recognized for her contributions to students and community. She has filled the Kiel community with great music and the appreciation for that music. Click the video to share some of those comments and moments from Wednesday's concert.
Friday, May 30, 2008
KHS Spring Concert-VIDEO
The students of Kiel High School recently put out a great performance in their Spring Concert. The Raider Jazz Band, lead by Ms. Sandra Schmeck, kicked off the concert performing "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "Jericho." Following were the choirs, lead by Mr. Mark Glasow, first the Treble Choir singing "Sing Joy!" "American Folk Trilogy," "The Sea Is So Wide," and "Dream A Little Dream." The Varsity Choir sang "Sing Contante Domino!" " Peace In This House," "Children of the Earth," "Let the River Run," and "Bring On Tomorrow." Then the Waves of Rhythm joined in with "Brand New Day," "We Rise Again," and "Twelve Gates." As the finale the Kiel High Symphonic Band, lead by Ms. Sandra Schmeck, performing "The Beau Ideal Concert March," "Prairiesong," "Voices of the Sky," and "Whip and Spur Galop."
Thursday, May 29, 2008
CMS Vocal Fine Arts Concert-VIDEO
A Chilton Middle School fine arts concert presented recently at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts  featured choruses of grades five and six, and the middle school chorus. Directed by music teachers Ted Pierce and Brad Randall, the end of the school year event included selections by the fifth and sixth grader choruses as "Hey! Look at Us Now!"  "Joyful, Joyful" "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and "The Entertainers."  The middle school chorus rendered pieces such as "Stand by Me" and "Anytime You Need a Friend."
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Kiel third grade visits Delta-VIDEO
Third Graders from Zielanis Elementary School took part in their annual Community Field Day visits Thursday and Friday, walking to various businesses and points of interest in Kiel. On their journeys, they learned about their community in many ways. Third graders visited Delta Publications to learn about the "local information" business. Delta Publications President Mike Mathes demonstrated how Delta Publications is using the internet to bring video information to its visitors. Rachel Mathes, a summer intern with Delta Publications, showed the students how video clips are produced.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
EMS Olympics-VIDEO
Local emergency medical services (EMS) providers participated in an EMS Olympics event at Hobart Park in Chilton recently to mark EMS Week. Some of the competitive events included crutch racing, hypodermic needle balloon darts, stretcher carry, bandaging contest, tug--of-war, and EMS obstacle course. The event gave the public a chance to meet their local emergency medical services providers while at the same time enjoy some great family entertainment.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Kiel Bike Rodeo-VIDEO
Community members gathered at Zelanis Elementary School to participate in Kiel's bike rodeo. Bikes were registered and checked. Helmets were fitted, and kids took part in the obstacle course assembled by the Kiel Police department. The event was sponsored by the Kiel Recreation Dept. and the Kiel Police Dept.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Literacy Night at Zielanis-VIDEO
Parents and their children participated in some of 16 activities carrying the motivational reading theme "Dreams Take Flight." The event was one of the series of past literacy nights named "Polar Express Party," "Echoes of Africa," "Harvest of Good Reading Festival," and "Quest for Treasure." Many of the stories read pertained to things that take journeys into the sky, things that  fly such as flying saucers, creatures with wings, creatures that take flight. The program is designed to promote literacy in the school and generate among students a love of books and reading.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Home Show '08 at KHS-SLIDESHOW
The Waves of Rhythm Show Choir is presenting its home show at Kiel High School's Castle Memorial Theater this weekend. Tickets remain available ($5) for all seats. Shows remain Sunday afternoon at 2. Click the headline to see a slide show from Friday's performances.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Waves Home Show-VIDEO
The 2008 Waves of Rhythm Home Show was performed the weekend of May 16-18. Three shows offered choral group members to share their collective talents. Several numbers featured departing seniors in their farewell performances.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Prayers of the Children-VIDEO
The Prayers of the Children, as presented by Gavin Wallander, Courtney Toepel, Courtney Buvid, Amanda Rabe and Sam Walber of the KHS Waves of Rhythm. Click the headline to go to the video
Saturday, May 17, 2008
NHHS choirs spring show-VIDEO
New Holstein High School choirs provided their final concert of the current school year on Monday evening, May 12 in the Thomas J. Lynch Auditorium. The Chamber Choir and the Concert Choir performed, as did several soloists, duets and trios. In addition, New Holstein Kiwanis Club member Jerry Hallstrom presented senior Devin Settle with the National School Choral Award representative of the top senior vocalist at NHHS. Voices fill the auditorium again on Thursday evening, May 15 for the Middle School concert starting at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Zielanis Elem. spring concert 08-SLIDESHOW
Students from the Zielanis Elementary School presented their annual spring concert last week. Their music in motion thrilled parents, friends and community members. Click the headline to see a slideshow of the performance.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Footloose dances into NHHS-VIDEO
The cast of "Footloose" gave its dress rehearsal performance Thursday afternoon for the New Holstein Middle School students. Performances are set for April 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. at the Lynch Auditorium.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Maple Syrup Sunday features pancakes
Scenes from the Calumet Nature Studies annual Maple Syrup Sunday, held Sunday, March 30 at Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Kiel Spam carvers turn art world upside down-VIDEO
For the first time in Kiel history, Spam became an art object. Teams of carvers sponsored by local taverns gathered on Sunday to turn their cans of gel-packed ham product into works of art in Kiel's first annual Spam carving contest. Click the headline to see video of the event. Check our other videos in the Community Videos section.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Kiel Easter Egg Hunt '08 VIDEO
Check out video scenes from the Kiel Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, Mar. 23. Sponsored by the Kiel Optimist Club.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Chilton Band-A-Rama SLIDESHOW
Enjoy slides from the Chilton Band a Rama show the week of March 19.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
COMMUNITY VIDEOS
Welcome to our community video section! To view the videos below, click on the headline alongside the respective thumbnail.
Kiel Library Hoedown VIDEO
Click on the headline to see a video clip from the 2008 Kiel Public Library Hoedown featuring folksinger Mike Mathes
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Kiel Car Show - Aug. 2007
Click here for a slide show from the Kiel Custom Street Car Show, Aug. 2007
Thursday, March 20, 2008
South Pacific '08 SLIDESHOW
South Pacific was presented by the Castle Players in March 2008. Click the headline to view a slide show from the musical, which was directed by Mark Glasow.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Market Square Days '07 SLIDESHOW
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Michigan in the fall
A cruise on the SS Badger opens opportunities to tour lower Michigan, including the Leelenau Peninsula--the land of dunes, wineries and seashores.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Crafty Apple Fest '07 SLIDESHOW
Scenes from the Sept. '07 Crafty Apple Festival in Chilton, WI
Calumet County Fair '08 SLIDESHOW
Click the headline to view a slideshow of the 2008 Calumet County Fair from the galleries of iwantthenews.com. Photos by Stephen Groessel of the Tri-County News staff.
Buechel Family Christmas decorations - VIDEO
This was one of the top Christmas decorations of the year for 2007 in Tri-County News land. Click on the head to watch the brief video.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Schneider keeps the polkas coming! VIDEO
Get a look inside the Jerry Schneider Saturday morning radio polka broadcast booth. Here is some footage and slides showing you how it's done!
Friday, August 31, 2007

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