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Official’s Den Bowl & Spirits backs supportive community By Mark Sherry Official’s Den Bowl & Spirits is now serving a variety of soft-serve ice cream flavors. That is fitting in another sense as owner Jim Schmidt and his employees enjoy serving the greater Hilbert area in a wide variety of ways. “We bought the bowling alley to be part of the community,” Schmidt said, pointing out that Official’s Den continues to host and support numerous fundraisers and benefits. The business also is a strong supporter of the Hilbert School District in a variety of ways. Schmidt said he is happy to support the community because they have been doing the same for him. Adult and youth bowling leagues both continue to grow at Official’s Den, as does the lunch and dinner crowd. He also said the strong relationship he has with the community could not happen without his employees. “I’m very thankful for the great staff we have. I think we have some of the best people in the industry.”

school season runs from November to February, while the middle school season runs from January to April. “I love to see youth bowlers get involved in a sport you can do for a lifetime,” Schmidt said. He coaches the teams and also will be the head of the bowling conference this year, featuring teams from Oshkosh to Omro to Hilbert and points in between.

Competitive squad Schmidt said the Hilbert youth teams competed very well last year against teams from larger schools. He also pointed out that youth bowlers can fit their bowling around participation in another fall and/or winter sport as well. Youth bowlers also have the opportunity to earn money for college by volunteering at events, even when they are as young as 5 years old. The more events a youth works, the more points earned which equate later to money for college. Schmidt said all his youths who have participated in the program have earned at least $1,000 and one youth earned $2,000. Overall, bowling is on the rise at the Official’s Den with another shift having

Unusual ice cream machine Those employees help operate the multi-faceted business located at 408 N. 8th St. (STH 32/57) on the village’s Jim and JoAnn Schmidt—pictured with sons Mike and Rob—are the owners of north side, including dishing out some Turn to BOWL/page 4 Official’s Den in Hilbert, a bowling, dining and entertainment center. soft-serve ice cream on these hot summer days. That is a new addition to Official’s Den in the past year, with the unusual machine being located on the bowling alley side of the business. Schmidt said it is unusual because it offers nine different flavors—including strawberry, cool mint, black cherry, birthday cake, cotton candy, and blue raspberry to go along with favorites such as vanilla, chocolate, and butter pecan. In addition, there are nine varieties of Amenities Services candy which can be added, • Furnished apartments for individuals or couples and malts, shakes, and sun• 24 hour awake staff with around the • Private, full bathrooms daes are offered as well. clock wellness checks • Full size refrigerator & microwave Official’s Den also offers • Full-time licensed nurses on-site • All utilities, excluding phone a “Wolf Cup” of ice cream • High staff to resident ratio in honor of the Hilbert • WiFi & cable television Wolves. Schmidt said the • Compassionate staff trained in • Private family rooms for personal gatherings soft-serve ice cream has Alzheimer’s & dementia care • Individual thermostats in each apartment been going over well and • Medication Administration & • Spacious outdoor patio gardens will be offered year round. diabetic/insulin assistance Participation in bowling • Snacks & beverages available has grown each year in anytime which the Schmidt family • Housekeeping & laundry services has owned Official’s Den, including a couple summer • Life enriching activities & live leagues. The sign-up for entertainment Allouez Parkside Village Brillion West Haven fall bowling leagues will • Respite Care 1901 Libal St., Green Bay 220 Achievement Dr., Brillion take place in September Assisted Living & Secured Assisted Living & Secured • Mouth-watering home cooked with leagues starting that Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care meals with the ability to month as well. There are accommodate special dietary needs bowling leagues for all ages. Horseshoe and vol• Health monitoring & assistance with leyball leagues are offered daily living; hygiene, grooming, in the summer as well, toileting, dressing, bathing, eating, while darts, pool, and bean ambulatory assistance bag leagues are offered in • Incontinence management the winter. Allouez Parkside Village #2 Lakewood Assisted Living • Call pendant The junior bowling pro1901 Libal St., Green Bay 17185 Flynn Ln., Lakewood • Hoyer lift assistance gram at Official’s Den All-secured Alzheimer’s Assisted Living & Secured takes place on Sundays. & Dementia Facility Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care The Official’s Den has two traveling youth bowling teams—a middle school team and a high school team—comprised of both Managed by Assisted Living By Hillcrest boys and girls. The high

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Fuhrmann service giant for over 39 years By Faye Burg After providing the area with heating and cooling services for the past 39-plus years, Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. is extending its quality service to include all plumbing needs as well. Jarred Ellman joined the partnership in June of 2015 to allow Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. to begin serving the area’s plumbing needs. Plumbing services offered include new construction, remodels, sales, repairs, water heaters, and water softeners. Due to the demand for plumbing services continuing to grow, Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. has added Master Plumber Greg Van Lanen, Journeyman Wayne Hoerth and a plumbing helper. These employees are all from the local service area with 20+ years combined experience. Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. also continues to be available 24/7 to provide residential and business heating and cooling needs. Residential and commercial From new home and business needs to existing homeowners and owners of small commercial buildings who would like to replace, upgrade or repair their heating and cooling equipment, Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. thrives on their busy schedule of providing quality service to their clients. Service tune-ups have been strong through fall and winter with additions and remodeling work keeping the firm

busy along with new commercial construction projects, such as Brillion City Center. While they service most heating and cooling products, Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. is primarily a Carrier dealership receiving numerous awards over the years from Carrier acknowledging their quality workmanship. Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. specializes in commercial and residential heating, air conditioning, boiler systems, radiant in-floor heating, forced air heating and cooling, wood, and oil. Fuhrmann does a lot of work in new construction and existing homes, performing a nice mix of retrofits and remodeling work. Approximately 80 percent of its business is forced air heating and cooling. With the expansion of natural gas into more rural areas, system conversions have also kept the employees busy to ready their customers for spring hook-ups to the natural gas lines. Ductless AC systems installed Central air is now standard in nearly every new home and also can be added to existing homes. Homes that have hot water heat and are without duct work can be a bit tricky to air condition and can be costly. The ductless split system air conditioners work well—and is very affordable—in those situations if duct work is not feasible. Popular in today’s homes is radiant or in-floor heat, which is often called for in basements of new home construction projects even if the owners do not plan

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Jarred Ellman (left), owner of Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, stands along with plumber Greg Van Lanen.

on using it. Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. does a large number of in-floor retrofits in cold floor areas and warms the area with radiant tubing either under the sub floor or in a concrete slab.

Bowl been added last year. “We’re very fortunate that all the leagues have increased,” he said. New teams are joining this year and leagues are offered every night. Also expanding at Official’s Den is its food service, with Schmidt hinting at an expanded menu coming this fall. In the meantime, people continue to gobble up the burgers, pizza, wings and much more offered there. All-you-can eat nights continue to be offered (please see food

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2 locations serve Thrivent customer needs Paul Yancy, Barb Van Grinsven and their team at Thrivent Financial enjoy serving the Christian communities by helping members make wise choices with their money and also by living generously. With offices conveniently located at 428 W. Ryan St. in Brillion and 14 West Main St. in Chilton and more than 60 years of combined experience in the industry, Yancy and Van Grinsven provide a vast array of products and services to Calumet County and the surrounding areas to help members meet their goals. Retirement income strategies, financial needs analysis, asset allocation, accumulation strategies, and estate protection are part of the financial services the team provides for members. Educational funding options are also a part of the offerings as well as mutual funds, annuities, insurance and charitable giving options. Office Manager Lisa Geiger has worked with he Billion office for over 12 years and is licensed in life and health insurance. Gretchen Krupp has recently accepted a new position as office manager in the Chilton office. Most recently, she was the senior associate brand manager at Kimberly Clark. She will be pursuing her life and health licenses. Proud to be a part of Thrivent, which is a membership organization of Christians with members as owners, Yancy said Thrivent’s purpose is to serve its members and society by guiding both to be wise with money and live generously. “We believe that all that we have is a gift from God and that generosity is an expression of faith,” Yancy said. “We succeed when our members and their communities thrive. We value our relationships.” Thrivent Action Teams is a volunteer project opportunity that makes it easy for members to support a cause in their community. Adult Thrivent Benefit members are eligible to lead up to two action teams per year. Thrivent provides those that lead with invitation cards for volunteers, a “Live Generously” t-shirt for each volunteer, promotional banners for the event, a $250 gift card to use for expenses, and thank you cards. Since the program’s inception in 2015, more than $700,000 has been raised in Calumet County alone. Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity connects members with opportunities to share their time and talents on construction and building repair projects in area communities and other states and countries. Yancy traveled to Portugal to participate in another Thrivent build last October and along with his wife Deborah will work on a build team in the United States later this year. The Thrivent Choice program gives members the opportunity to recommend where Thrivent distributes some of its charitable outreach funds each year. More than $600,000 has been distributed in Calumet County since the program’s inception in 2010. “The Thrivent difference is to show our members a new relationship with money,” Yancy said. Both Yancy and Van Grinsven agree that money is a tool, not a goal and the need for retirement income planning has never been greater. “If people are comfortable where they are at, it’s easier for them to be generous.” “We call it the Thrivent Way. We help people create a financial strategy that reflects their goals and values that carries them from the present and throughout their retirement years,” Van Grinsven said. “Our business is continually growing,” she said. “Referrals from existing clients

are a very big part of Thrivent. Our territory isn’t limited to Brillion and Chilton as we have many clients throughout Calumet, Outagamie, Manitowoc and Fond du Lac counties.” Thrivent once again was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” in 2018 by Ethisphere Institute. “We earned this distinction as a result of our leadership in promoting ethical business standards and for introducing innovative ideas to benefit the public,” Van Grinsven said. Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think tank dedicated to the creation, advancement, and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anticorruption, and sustainability. Thrivent has been recognized with this honor since 2011 and is one of 128 honorees worldwide this year and only five honorees in the financial services category. Both Yancy and Van Grinsven are passionate about what they do and excited to come to work at Thrivent each day. “I love my career. It’s actually more like a calling to me. There’s so much reward and satisfaction that comes my way every day,” Van Grinsven added. Yancy said he loves coming to work every day and working with people to create a plan to help them to make wise choices with their money. “I work with really nice people and I really enjoy it,” he said. “I love helping people with their finances which helps their families and their Christian communities.” Yancy can be reached at (920) 7562078 or by email at paul.yancy@thrivent. com. Van Grinsven can be reached by calling (920) 849-7161 or by email at Member programs are fraternal activities of Thrivent and its Thrivent Member Networks and are not contractual or guaranteed. Participation is subject to applicable Terms and Conditions, which are interpreted, along with other rules governing these benefits and programs, at Thrivent’s sole discretion. Benefits and programs are evaluated regularly, and Thrivent may change, modify, discontinue, or refuse to provide any of them at any time. Products should never be purchased or kept merely to be eligible to participate in membership benefits and programs. The Thrivent Choice charitable grant program engages Thrivent members and Thrivent Member Networks in providing grants that support charitable activities, furthering Thrivent’s mission and its purposes under state law. All grant decisions, including grant recipients and amounts, are made at the sole discretion of Thrivent. Directing Choice Dollars® is subject to the program’s terms and conditions available at thriventchoice. “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and “Ethisphere” names and marks are registered trademarks of Ethisphere LLC. THRIVENT IS THE MARKETING NAME FOR THRIVENT FINANCIAL FOR LUTHERANS. Insurance products issued by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Not available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., a registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC, and a subsidiary of Thrivent. Licensed agent/producer of Thrivent. Registered representative of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. Advisory services available through investment adviser representatives only. Thrivent. com/disclosures. 2467249-031919

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of heat, as opposed to wood which is a non-conductor source. With today’s new home construction built tight and insulated well, indoor air needs to be exchanged with outside air to prevent health problems and other issues such as excess moisture and mold. Air exchange units are very common today and highly recommended. Fuhrmann installs many units along with performing duct cleaning and appliance and bath fan venting to improve indoor air quality.

Annual check-ups done Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. offers residential customers the opportunity to join an annual computerized list where annual check-ups are performed and they also offer free estimates for customer projects. While offering quality products and services is important, Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. practices good community relations as well. Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. actively supports and helps fund local causes and trades educational development programs with generous contributions. Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. holds professional memberships in the Brillion Chamber of Commerce, the Mid-Shores Home Builders Asso-

continued from page 4 ciation, Inc., and the Manitowoc County Home Builders Association and employees are trained on a regular basis. Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. participates yearly in the MidShores Home Builders annual Home Show each March in Chilton. Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. is also associated with Focus on Energy and WPS program with money back rewards. Service at Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. is available 24/7, 365 days of the year with an employee always available to take customer calls. When customers call Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc.’s regular number outside of business hours, emergency calls are transferred to the employee who is on duty overnight and on weekends. The company will mark 39 years in business with 17 full-time employees along with many part-time employees who work together to provide top-notch customer service and products to Manitowoc, Calumet, Brown, Sheboygan and Outagamie counties. Fuhrmann Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. is located at 304 E. Water St., Brillion. More information can be found on their Web site at The firm also may be reached by calling (920) 756-3277 or e-mailing

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Equipment showcase offers power options By Mike Mathes If you are looking for power equipment in Brillion to handle your lawn or yard maintenance, or clearing snow from your driveway. You don’t have to look far. In the home of a world class power equipment manufacturer, it stands to reason that a showcase store should be located close by—and that store, just across USH 10 from Ariens, is called Brillion Power Equipment. As a retail outlet, Brillion Power Equipment offers items in the Ariens, Gravely and Stihl product lines, ranging from zero-turn mowers, to trimmers and snow blowers. All products are offered for sale to customers who seek the Ariens quality items for their most important outdoor power work. Owner Mike Buboltz, who also owns Hardware Plus with his wife, Joy, said they jumped at the chance to manage the store once Dan Ariens proposed the concept. “He had an idea about creating this concept store in Brillion to showcase the world class equipment of Ariens and Gravely. He wanted a place for dealers to see new ways of marketing and merchandising,” Buboltz said. A vacant Hardees building across the street from Ariens headquarters seemed like a likely location. “He approached us to see about running it. Seeing as how we were already an Ariens dealer at the store, we loved the opportunity to be part of it,” he said. Brillion Power Equipment was officially off and running. Turn to power/page 8

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Volunteers make difference at thrift store By Mike Mathes Volunteers make all the difference for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Hilbert. Operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the local cadre of volunteers, numbering up to 50 people, help out with operating all facets of the store. From sorting donations, to pricing, to stock shelves, and picking up items, you can be that a volunteer has a hand in this vital community entity. The only paid staff member at St. Vincent de Paul in Hilbert is store manager Sue Wittmann, who was only hired because some of the management details got to be too cumbersome for volunteers to handle. Hilbert’s St. Vincent de Paul presence has grown leaps and bounds since Chuck Peters was named the first president for the Hilbert group on its inception in 1996. A donation of $500 from the Kaukauna St. Vincent de Paul Society for start-up funds was banked by the group. That contribution, plus other donations led to the decision to open St. Vinnie’s Hope Chest in August 1998. The first store was a 20 by 40 foot room, half full of appliances that needed to be removed. Over time, the store grew and a truck was added for picking up donations. Then, in 2002 the group was approached about the building that is the current store location. A feverish effort went into getting the building ready for its grand opening on December 7 of that year. Today, the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift store has two adjacent buildings. One houses the general offerings of clothing, games, household items, and the like. The second building, just to the north, is reserved for furniture, tools and miscellaneous items. “Sometimes when I walk through the store I almost have to pinch myself to see if I am dreaming or if it’s real. I look forward to a successful business to help the poor and needy in the Hilbert area,” Peters wrote in his historical account of the thrift store business. Helping people “That’s what we are here for—to help people,” volunteer Mark Schneider said. The St. Vincent de Paul Society uses the proceeds of its store sales to offer financial assistance to people in the area who have needs.

Power “The whole focus for us at Brillion Power Equipment is sales. We are there to sell mowers and blowers to the public,” Buboltz said. The showroom is open to the public every Monday through Friday from 9-5, and Saturdays 8 to noon. Appointments can be made upon special request. “I love the local aspect that people who work here, if they live farther away, can come in here and look with pride on the products they make. There is so much pride in the Ariens and Gravely equipment names, and that carries through to the people who build and sell the equipment too,” Buboltz said. In addition to serving as a retail outlet for the local community, the store continues to serve as a way for Ariens to educate its dealers on merchandising. “They bring in dealers from all over the U.S. and other countries to see the

On a given day, the volunteers at the St. Vincent de Paul Thift Store might look like a relatively small team, but the total number of volunteers who help at the store is close to 50. Volunteers include (from left) Eva Kamps, Kathy Ott, Mark Schneider, Loretta Baer, Zeedy Huebner, Amy Weiss, and Bonnie Weber.

Some of those needs may come in the form of items available at the store, such as furniture or clothing to assist fire victims, or those relocated by domestic abuse. Those seeking help are asked to fill out paper work to make an official application for assistance. “Back when this store was started 21 years ago, they saw the need in the community for something like this,” Schneider said. Like most thrift shops, the inventory on the shelves at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store are obtained through donations from the community. Contributions can be dropped off any time the store is open. St. Vincent de Paul volunteers are able to do both pickups or deliveries. “Most of our pickups are for larger items, for furniture, or for someone who just needs assistance getting the items to us,” Schneider said. All donations that come to the store are sorted and checked, then priced for sale. “Our ladies do a fantastic job out there,” he added. “With all the things we get in, it’s really true that one person’s junk is another

continued from page 7 things that are available. It’s more than the equipment for them. It’s also about the way things are displayed, and the accessories that are available,” he added. Buboltz said that the Brillion Power Equipment store has been a big feather in the community’s hat. “To be able to have an opportunity where you can make world class equipment on one side of Highway 10 and sell it on the other side, especially given the history of Ariens Company, and the Ariens family and all they have done for the community—it’s just a perfect match!” Brillion Power Equipmente is managed by Rick Korstad, who hasmore than 25 years experience in the small engine business. Rick and sales associate Kenny Larson, help with any questions a customer may have. Gift certificates are available at Brillion Power Equipment.

person’s treasure,” he said. “It’s truly amazing how all the new stuff that keeps coming in surprises people.” “The biggest thing we ask of people who donate is that they bring us items that are clean and sellable. Anything we can’t sell has to be disposed of. If we have higher expenses, it cuts into the amount

we can give back to the community,” Schneider added. Beyond providing a necessary service and helping others, Schneider said one of the biggest attractions to volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul comes from the fact that it’s a fun organization to be a part of. “We enjoy our time together,” he said.

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Dr. Lauren Asp joins Live Life Smiling Dr. Rob Asp said he is thrilled to welcome Dr. Lauren Asp to the Live Life Smiling Family Dentistry team. Dr. Lauren said she looks forward to working alongside her father providing quality dental care to people in the community where she grew up. Being a natural problem solver and having always felt a strong call to help others, Lauren initially considered becoming a psychologist. She graduated summa cum laude from St. Norbert College with a double major in Psychology and Business. After spending time in her father’s dental office and considering various career paths, Lauren decided to re-evaluate her chosen profession. Dr. Rob Asp has always been passionate and enthusiastic about his career in dentistry. After speaking with him and her sister, who is also a dentist, Lauren began dental assisting. A spark was lit and she quickly realized how many aspects of dentistry she loved—the artistry, the geometry, but most of all the way she is able to help improve the health and happiness of her patients. Dr. Lauren attended Marquette University School of Dentistry, where she finished with highest honors in the top five of her class and was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. After graduating, she accepted a job in central Iowa. Though she greatly enjoyed her time and the people she met there, Lauren said she is excited to return home to Wisconsin.

Offering a wide range of dental services, Dr. Lauren has advanced training in Invisalign® invisible orthodontics and esthetic dentistry. Esthetic dentistry, commonly referred to as cosmetic dentistry, focuses on improving the look of teeth and gums such as the color, position, shape, size, bite alignment, and overall appearance. This can be a simple whitening treatment to brighten teeth or more advanced procedures like crowns and veneers for a complete smile makeover. In addition to the providing and array of treatment options, Dr. Lauren Asp takes a special interest in catering to patients with dental anxiety and dental phobia. A minor fear—or at the very least a lack of enthusiasm—is completely natural for most people when they think about visiting the dentist. Those who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia experience an overwhelming sense of nervousness that often stems from a previous negative experience at a dental or doctor’s office. Dr. Lauren recognizes that this fear is often difficult for a patient to overcome on their own. By providing understanding, coping mechanisms, and a thorough explanation of the treatment plan, she is able to help patients conquer their dentophobia at a pace that is within their comfort zone. Dr. Asp is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment or learn more about the services she offers, call (920) 202-3502 or visit www.

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Memory care a focus at West Haven Assisted Living By Hillcrest is proud to provide facilities in the Brillion area by offering a lifestyle for seniors to enhance and enrich their lives each and every day. Brillion West Haven is one of three such Assisted Living By Hillcrest facilities, with matching sites located in Green Bay and Lakewood. The assisted living facility, geared to serve residents 55 and older, was constructed 10 years ago, and is currently licensed for as many as 60 residents. A total of 52 apartment style rooms are offered, with some accommodating couples. A key focus for Brillion West Haven is providing care for residents affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. The dedicated West Haven staff serves residents with heart and mind, reflecting values of love, selfless service, dedication, dignity and respect, all in a setting emphasizing safety and comfort. “Our goal is when a resident moves here to make them feel as this is their home. It isn’t just an assisted living facility. We want to make them one of our own family members. We want to embrace them and their families, to get to know their likes and dislikes. We enjoy getting to know what makes them smile, live happy and live a full life,” Briana Abel, executive assistant at Brillion West Haven said. “We want them to have the highest quality of life possible.” 24-hour awake caregivers The focus is assisting residents to maintain the highest level of indepen-

dence while providing resident centered care through the end of life. Each facility is staffed with 24 hour awake caregivers, full time licensed nurses on site and a high staff to resident ratio, while specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The services offered to enhance the lives of your loved ones include assistance with daily living (grooming, dressing, bathing, toileting, ambulation), health monitoring, medication administration with diabetic/insulin assistance, housekeeping and laundry services, and home-cooked meals with the accommodations for special dietary needs. Additional services include on-site podiatry/foot care, beauty/barber services, transportation coordination, wor-

ship services and the ability to provide rehab services through local home care agencies. The Life Enrichment team provides a variety of physical, mental and social activities 7 days a week, as well as outings, live music and entertainment.

promote independence and assist residents in achieving their highest level of which they are safely capable of. Residents are able to come and go from the facility, just as if they were in their own home, and they can even keep their own personal vehicle here.”

Couples, individuals welcome Individuals and couples are welcome to enjoy our furnished apartments. They include private full bathrooms, full size refrigerator and microwave, WI-FI, cable television and all utilities, excluding landline phone. Abel said, “Each resident is treated with dignity and respect as we maintain their sense of safety and security. We

Expansion in Lakewood Assisted Living By Hillcrest is pleased to share of their expansion as recently becoming the new owners and managers of Lakewood Assisted Living! Their great values and high care standards are now being offered in the north woods! Turn to west haven/page 11

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In addition, Assisted Living By Hillcrest owns and operates Assisted Living/ CBRF Course Training Center located at their main office in East De Pere. They believe providing compassionate, personalized care is of utmost importance, and it begins with proper caregiver training and staffing. Assisted Living/CBRF Course Training is offered to individuals, groups or companies interested in a training program for their own staff. On-site training is available. State mandated courses include Standard Precautions, First Aid and Choking, Fire Safety and Medication Management and Administration (for those choosing to pass medications). They also offer training in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care through the Dementia Live Program. Courses are taught by the licensed Training Specialist and all participants will be eligible for the State registry upon passing the State test. If you would like to learn more about the facilities, Dementia Live or the Training Center, call Amy (920) 850-5235 or Briana (920) 756-9100, or visit www.

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Fox Valley Tech helps improve lives By Mark Sherry From help in passing the General Educational Development (GED) tests to obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License to learning batik egg painting, the Chilton Regional Center of Fox Valley Technical College offers resources to help people holistically improve their lives in a number of ways. Numerous programs, courses, and services can assist you in the general areas of career advancement, health and wellness, or simply having fun. A huge advantage for people living in the greater Chilton area is that they can do any or all of these things close to home at the Chilton Regional Center, located at 1200 E. Chestnut St. (STH 32/57) on the city’s south side. You can choose from many credit and non-credit classes, along with a full range of support services. Credit courses may be applied to associate degree (AAS), technical diploma (TD) or certificate (C) programs. Numerous non-credit courses are offered for self-enrichment. Courses are taught on site and in other locations, including Hilbert, Stockbridge, Sherwood, and Brillion, as well as courses in the “Heart of the Valley,” which consists of the Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Freedom, Seymour, Oneida, and Black Creek communities. Over 90 adjunct instructors provide courses that are responsive, flexible, and accessible. Associate degree, technical diploma, and certificate programs available in Chilton include: n Business Management (AAS) n Management Development (AAS) n Accounting (AAS) n Administrative Professional (AAS) n Farm Business & Production Management (TD) n Emergency Medical TechnicianEMT (TD) n Nursing Assistant (TD) n Accounting Assistant (TD) n Business Operations (TD) n Bookkeeping (TD) n Receptionist (TD) n Office Assistant (TD) n General Education (C) n Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt (C) n Microsoft Office Suite (C) General education credit classes available in Chilton that will go toward a earning an AAS degree include Accounting, Business Technology, Communications, Math, Social Science, and Program Prep Classes. Certification classes are offered in: n Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) n CPR n Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) n Commercial Driver’s License Instruction Permit (CDL) Some classes available at the Chilton Regional Center help people perform their current job tasks better, improve their health, or enable them to learn a new hobby. Examples of these include classes about Microsoft Office Suite, arts and crafts, exercise including yoga, ballroom dancing, water exercise, and more. The Water Exercise classes will be offered at the Chilton Middle School pool on Mondays starting Aug. 19 and Wednesdays on Aug. 28. CPR classes are offered monthly at the center. Pre-teenagers and/or teenagers even find classes to help them such as the Home Alone Babysitting Safety class and Farm Safety & Equipment Operation classes. The Adult Based Education Lab at the Chilton Regional Center helps people obtain either their GED or High School

Staff members at the Chilton Regional Center of Fox Valley Technical College include Candy Chaussee’, administrative assistant; Rachel Lau, regional assistant; Allan Mitchler, manager, Chilton Regional Center; Sally Thiede, ABE/Quest instructor; and Holly Vosters, administrative assistant. Mark Sherry photo

Equivalency Diploma (HSED), and high school recovery credits (with high school permission) are also offered. Financial aid assistance is offered on site every month. For more information on any of these programs or services call 1-800-843-4131 or 849-4416. Allan Mitchler became the new manager of the Chilton Regional Center last year. Prior to that he served as vice president of enrollment services and vice president of graduate, adult, and online enrollment services at Cardinal Stritch University. He also served as an independent consultant helping higher educational institutions with research, campus planning, search services, and more. In all, Mitchler brings 27 years of experience to FVTC, including extended stints at the vice president or other leadership levels at Lakeland University, Benedictine College, St. Louis University, and Lindenwood University. Mitchler’s resume of accomplishments includes creating and implementing record-setting student recruitment strategies, the development of blended hybrid education programs for working adults, and the training of more than 300 employees. The U.S. Air Force veteran also holds a master’s degree in Management from Webster University, yet his humble beginnings started with technical education. “I’m a product of a two-year college and deeply believe in the impact we make at Fox Valley Technical College,” Mitchler said. “This college is a starting point for basically anything in life, from building confidence and leadership skills, to learning a new talent that employers value, to everything in between.” Mitchler’s vision is all-encompassing for the greater Chilton community. “I want everyone in our region to know that this is their center,” he said. “We can open any door for basically any career pathway or training initiative, and the more we can do to assist high school students to earn college credits, the better. Don’t hesitate to ask what your local

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Chilton Wireless Plus keeps upgrading By Mark Sherry Has any industry changed more dramatically in terms of technology over the past decade than wireless communications—cellphones, tablets, connected devices, etc.? Given that fact, it probably should not come as a big surprise that a business like Chilton Wireless Plus which works in that industry has seen its fair share of changes as well in recent years. That includes the name of the business. Manager Nathan See said he hears customers refer to the Chilton store as RadioShack, U.S. Cellular, or Farm & Home and, to some degree, they are correct on all counts. RadioShack continues to be a supplier of many products which can be found in the store; Chilton Wireless Plus continues to set up U.S. Cellular service for customers; and the store is indeed located inside Farm & Home as it has been for many years. Several years ago, Kim McKeen bought out longtime partner Dwight Bloohm on the Farm & Home hardware side of the store, but both men continue to own Chilton Wireless Plus. “We’re still locally owned,” See said. “We’re still the same company we were since ‘99.” Store remodeled Late last year the store received an extensive remodeling. See said it provides a better layout, including more consultation stations for employees to work with customers and a small seating area for customers who might have to wait for the next available consultant. “So far it’s working really well,” See added. “Customers seem to like it.” Those consultation stations stay very

The staff at Chilton Wireless Plus in Chilton includes (front, from left) Zech Bennin, Nathan See, and Dave Buda; and (back) Jai Preston to Jennifer Bartel.

busy as a large part of Chilton Wireless Plus’ business is helping people with new cellphones and data plans. The store carries all the major makes and models of cellphones including iPhone, Samsung, Motorola, and LG, as well as iPads and other connected tablets and devices.

People who have not shopped for a new cellphone in a while might have a little sticker shock when they note the price of some of the newest iconic devices, but See pointed out, “The biggest thing is how you pay for your phone now. It’s definitely changed.” People now pay

for their phone over a series of monthly payments. Data plans have become more streamlined, less confusing, and less costly, thus balancing out some of the increased cost of phones. Turn to wireless/page 15

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The PLUS means a lot in Brillion By Mike Mathes At Hardware Plus in Brillion, customers can expect to find something to satisfy all their hardware needs. But think twice about the business name. The PLUS is no accident. Hardware Plus brings a whole lot more to the local shopping experience. Recent changes in the local business climate have made the PLUS factor even more important for Hardware Plus. “We have always tried to provide our customers with great inventory options,” owner Mike Buboltz said. “But now, with the closing of Shopko, we find ourselves expanding in all areas of houseware items.” The Plus benefits for the community is that Hardware Plus now offers many of the common household items like coffee pots, canning supplies, housewares, gardening supplies. “We have added all kinds of items, including toilet scrubbing brushes and angle brooms to sweep your floors. We are just trying to fill the void for our retail customers,” Buboltz said. Similarly, the closing of Fastenal prompted Buboltz to increase the inventory on fasteners at Hardware Plus. “We are just continuing to be accommodating to what people are asking for,” Buboltz said. Steady growth Buboltz always had a dream of starting a hardware store, going back to a high school project, where he actually drafted a redesign of the former Brillion Building supply in a notebook when he worked their during his senior year. Taking great care of customers has been the mantra at Hardware Plus ever since Buboltz bought the business from Henry Carstens in 2011. “We have been fortunate to build a great team in the eight years we have been here. We hired each of them to fit our scheme, plan and vision, and they just love to be here,” he said. Part of the PLUS factor comes from a staff that loves to talk, chat and share knowledge about hardware solutions. “All our employees are so great with people. They handle customers professionally. We give them a lot of responsibility and they handle things so well. We have a great team here.” At Hardware Plus, customers know that service and information are still two of the most important items. “People come here for information. We are dedicated to helping them out. If we don’t have an item, we’ll put in a special order,” Buboltz said. Weekly deliveries from DoItBest hardware means that Hardware Plus can get its hands on any item in the

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Staying on the cutting edge That same team that offers customer solutions keeps a note pad handy by the cash register to be sure to write down all the suggestions for improving the store’s inventory offerings. “You have to stay on the cutting edge. You can’t ignore the changes that are going on. We keep listening and we keep tuned to customers with our online presence—which is a huge benefit,” Buboltz said. People can order online, pay on line and get things shipped to them free. It’s a pattern that has been made popular by places like Amazon. “We can be Amazon for you right here in Brillion, at Hardware Plus. Customers can order right through our website and get items shipped here free of charge. It’s an awesome service,” Buboltz said. Inventory list expands The long list of inventory additions from child’s swimming pools, to fishing equipment, sporting goods, cleaning supplies, vacuum cleaners and more have added to continual growth in the store. Hardware Plus has already added 900 feet of store space, and new inventory items beg for yet another 1,000 feet of retail space, but Buboltz admits that expansion has to be done in a smart way. Last year’s expansion gave the Valsparfeatured paint department a completely new look and feel. The change allowed increased lines and product in the paint department. A large part of the Hardware Plus business, the paint department uses computer color matching, capabilities. Whether it’s a scan of a pillow, an accent wall color, or even competitor’s paint chips, Hardware Plus can scan and match the paint colors with great speed and accuracy. Service a key factor Hardware Plus continues to maintain a dedicated service staff for power equipment. “We service all of the equipment we sell over at Brillion Power Equipment. The two businesses feed into each other,” Buboltz said. In addition to Gravely and Ariens equipment, the Stihl brand name is also part of the Hardware Plus power family. Featuring two small engine mechanics, Hardware Plus services engines for customers in a 60 mile radius, also offering pickup and delivery for a nominal fee. “We reinforce our staff by supporting them every year with ongoing training at the dealers,” Buboltz added. Hardware Plus is open to customers seven days a week.

John Mignon and Taylor Korstas, both full-time mechanics on the Hardware Plus staff, perform repairs on all varieties of small engines, chain saws, ice drills, power washers, and other power equipment.

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Also helping to reduce the financial impact of being connected is U.S. Cellular’s Total Unlimited Plans with Payback. See explained that the program provides a credit back to customers if they do not use all their data during the month. The amount of data a person needs can be an unknown for new users and can vary from month to month, and Unlimited with Payback takes the guesswork out of trying to figure out how much data is right for an individual. Capabilities increased The higher cost of phones is certainly understandable when a person considers their increased capabilities these days and the huge role they play in many people’s lives. They are not just telephones but also serve the role of being a portable computer, TV, gaming console and, of course, a nonstop mode of connection to family, friends, coworkers, and clients. Cellphones also connect people to today’s growing movement of “smart homes.” With products from companies such as Amazon and Google, people can use their cellphones to remotely control and monitor everything from furnace settings to lights to security systems and more—even trail cameras connected to U.S. Cellular’s data network so you can control the trail camera settings and receive the pictures right on your smartphone without needing to go to the woods. These devices also work great for security at a home or business. Chilton Wireless Plus also sells and assists customers with smart home products. Last November the store also added a new service called Fix-It-Here Mobile Device Repair. They service Samsung, iPhone, and iPad devices. Get broken screens repaired, batteries replaced, or many other repairs

in-store by trained technicians, most the same day in approximately one hour. Not ready to upgrade that broken phone to a new device yet? FixIt-Here at Chilton Wireless Plus. Another service now provided by U.S. Cellular and Chilton Wireless Plus is in-home high-speed internet plans in both rural and urban areas. The plans are not presently available in every area because of data capacity limitations, but See encourages people interested in the service to check at the store or at for more information. Lots of other items Stopping at the Chilton store also allows people to see the vast array of other items available from Chilton Wireless Plus. From headphones, charging stations, electronic games and novelties to diodes, cables, build-it-yourself kits and so much more, Chilton Wireless Plus has what people interested in technology and electronics are seeking. Some people are more technology savvy than others, and Chilton Wireless Plus offers a couple great advantages for those people who might be on the “less savvy” end of the spectrum. For starters, See and the other five employees of the store— four of whom are full time—will take the time to answer any questions a customer might have and will set up the new device and transfer all data from a previous device as necessary. When customers walk out of Chilton Wireless Plus they have a fully functional device. It might take a little while to get comfortable with the nuances of a new and upgraded device but, again, the employees of Chilton Wireless Plus are always a phone call or a stop away. It is not just the fact that employees take the time with customers, but it also is important to note that those employees have a

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continued from page 13 lot of longevity and experience with the business. See has been at the store for 20 years, and full-time employees Dave Buda and Jennifer Bartel each have more than 10 years of experience at Chilton Wireless Plus. Full-timer Jai Preston and part-timer Zach Bennin also serve customers at the store. “That’s huge,” See said of the experience level at the store. “It is a lot of stuff to learn. Every person has built great relationships with many of our customers over the years.”

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Customers tell Chilton Furniture’s story Customer comments speak louder than anything to consumers these days. Whether you are looking to stay at a hotel, or dine at a restaurant, it’s easy to find reviews that help guide your decisions. How many of you have connected to Trip Advisor, Google Reviews or Yelp to see what others have to say before making a decision? Where do you turn for advice when you are looking for furniture or interior design assistance? At Chilton Furniture, we are grateful not only for the many positive reviews our service has received on line, but we are also thankful for the many positive comments we have received the oldfashioned way through hand written cards and thank you notes. So, instead of asking you to take our word for the positive nature of the Chilton Furniture shopping experience, we thought you might like to hear first hand from our customers about their experiences. We invite you to browse their comments, gleaned from both modern technology and old-school sources. And, when you are done, we hope you, too, will embrace the laid back shopping experience that we provide at Chilton Furniture. Here’s what our customers have to say...... Dear Jerry and Rhonda, Just a little note to let you know how much I appreciate your helpfulness, guidance and suggestions in our recent project. The colors came together beautifully, and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of the products we purchased from you. I truly appreciate having the opportunity to browse without being bothered. I appreciate the professionalism and courtesy extended to me in our interactions and especially all of your time, talent and energy in helping me coordinate my styles and colors. I absolutely love my new living room, and the kitchen floor is amazing! —Jennifer H Thank you for all of your help. Gary did a wonderful job with the installation. It’s beautiful and QUIET! —Guy and Kay We want to thank you all for the help you gave us in picking out tile, etc. We have had so many compliments on everything. I can’t begin to tell you. I will highly recommend you to other people —Sue We want to thank you for all your help with our new mattress. It was the best night sleep in a long time. Thanks to Jerry and all the staff, that is why we keep coming back to your store. —Linda and Terry Steve and I want to thank you for your great customer service. You replaced our mattress with such ease. We really appreciated it. The new one sleeps wonderful! We will definitely be back. —Mary Thank you for exchanging the box spring. It was an excellent example of why we should buy local. Your customer service and product quality rates 100%. Thank you. —Betty Dear Jerry, I just wanted to thank you for all you did for me with regards to my carpeting.

You went far beyond my expectations, and I’ve been telling everyone I know about the service you gave us. Please tell Gail and Kathy how much I appreciated their help as well. It’s wonderful to have your business as part of our community. —Shirley Dear Chilton Furniture folks, Thanks goes out to your fine staff for the wonderful service offered us while picking out furniture for our recent remodeling project. A special thank you goes out to Rhonda for her kindness in finding coupons to use for us. Best wishes for continued success in your business. —Deanna Thank you again for the wonderful service and quality product your store has offered. My furniture is so beautiful! Rhonda was so helpful in helping me choose fabrics and styles. Also your delivery staff were friendly and careful with my new furniture. I will certainly recommend your store. Thanks again. —Barbara I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your efforts to make my new bed comfortable for me. Your service is awesome! Thanks again. —Jayne Thank you for your generous donation. We appreciate your support of our brat fry . Your support allowed all of our qualifiers to attend nationals. —Chilton FBLA We had the opportunity to buy some new furniture and carpet at your facility and had the occasion to work with Gail. We just want to tell you what an excellent employee she is. She was so helpful, knowledgeable and always pleasant to be around. It is always important to tell someone when they do a good job, so I am happy to write this note and tell you “Gail goes the extra mile..” Thanks a lot. —Karen and Roger We can’t thank you enough for fixing the problem with our beautiful new chairs. They’re perfectly wonderful now, work properly, and we’ll be enjoying them for years to come. Next time we need new furniture, Chilton will be at the top of our list. Thank you, thank you! All the best, —Linda and Tom I just want to personally thank you for your donation of the recliner for the Winterfest fund raiser which was held in February at St. Mary’s/St. Michael’s in Clark Mills. I was the lucky recipient of the recliner and all the items that went with it. I have been a member of St. Mary’s for about 46 years and going into my 20th year of being the hot lunch lady, so I sure do appreciate people like you who are so generous with giving to help keep our school going. —Carol W We were very pleased with everything (including help with the selection) from start to finish! Thank you. —Mary Thank you for your kindness in letting us use your truck to deliver Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Your generosity made delivering and loading the cartons into the Samaritan’s Purse semi so much easier. May God abundantly bless you! —Judy—Faith Alliance Relay Center Coordinator

Don’t just take our word for it! Chilton Furniture offers a great shopping experience, and a wealth of professional support for all our customers. Whether you are looking to buy one of our more than 90 recliners, a new sleep system, or redesign a room or two, we are ready to help. We could talk until we are blue in the face, or until we run out of TV commercial time, but you might consider listening to what our customers have to say. We are so thankful for their kind words and for the positive impressions they share from connecting with our business. Thanks folks! We are proud to serve you!

Sales staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Nice selection and displayed well. Free delivery and very reasonable rate for removal and disposal of old furniture. —Douglas Great staff, prices AND locally owned. Buy local! —Marsha Friendly helpful service, great prices and large selection. They also have a wonderful and reasonable delivery service. Always happy with my purchases. —Madelynn Five star service and support from our home town furniture experts!!! —Russell Great saleswoman, great store, great experience, great protection plan, will keep coming back for all my furniture. Awesome service! Thank you to the delivery/service man Dave, for the house

call. Outstanding customer service! Jerry and the entire staff are always a pleasure to deal with. Thank you for going above and beyond time and time again! —Jason Nice staff and reasonable prices on quality furniture. A very good selection of products and they carry multiple brands. —Andrew Excellent selection, very reasonable value, friendly staff. —Gabe The people who work there are friendly and very helpful about answering questions. The store is always clean and neat. —Matthew We invite you to stop in and experience the Chilton Furniture difference for yourself. Our store, located in the Southside Shopping in Chilton. Visit our website at, or give us a call at 920-849-9023. We look forward to seeing you!

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Offering foundation for health care CACHF plays major role in supporting Calumet County area health care options By Mike Mathes When it comes to assuring quality health care for Calumet County and the surrounding area, a vital organization plays a quiet, but key role. CACHF is the acronym for Calumet Area Community Health Foundation, an organization supported by local donations. Governed by a Board of Directors, CACHF has taken direct aim at upgrading health care capabilities in Calumet County in various ways including: n renovation and modernization of Ascension Calumet Hospital; n upgrading the outpatient operating room; n revamping the administrative area, public entrances and community room; n acquiring new equipment for the hospital; n recruiting doctors, nurses and other staff members to serve community needs; n staff enhancement and professional growth opportunities; and n expanding the community’s access to medical personnel and care options. Making the area attractive Dr. Gene Tipler, medical director for Ascension Calumet Hospital said one of the key roles of the foundation is to help attract health care providers—doctors, specialists, nursing staff and others to the greater Calumet County area. “We are at a bit of a disadvantage here in Chilton. Providers don’t like to come to smaller communities. That’s where its so great to have the resources provided by the foundation. Contributions from CACHF help level the playing field, and in some cases tips in our favor,” he said. “Let’s face it. Without the health care professionals, nothing happens,” Tipler said. Jenny Derks, chief administrative officer for the hospital, said, “Our partnership with the Calumet Area Community Health Foundation affords us the ability to attract and retain key medical personnel such as registered nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and even physicians. “It is difficult at times to recruit and retain qualified providers in our rural area.  But, the foundation’s support allows us to garner a critical advantage during the recruitment process.  We are blessed to be able to collaborate Turn to CACHF/page 19

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Kim McKeen of Farm & Home in Chilton stands among some of the Weber and Traeger grills and grilling accessories which the store has added in the past year. Mark Sherry photo

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in this way. “Our community is fortunate to have the foundation rooted in the Calumet County area because it means we can provide comprehensive healthcare close to home.

Attracting specialists “For a small community, we are truly blessed with a nice facility, and we have access to a wide range of specialists. Almost every kind of specialist comes here. Specialists are willing to come here. And, it’s all because we have a great facility and a good working environment. The support of CACHF helps us build partnerships with these professionals, giving the community more access to health care locally.” Tipler said the support of CACHF also helps Ascension Calumet Hospital in providing quality care, keeping its equipment, facilities and staff as current as possible. Tipler said that the community served by Ascension Calumet Hospital can be proud of the facilities and services offered. Dr. Peter Janu, head of surgery, pointed to the continuing value of the modernization at Ascension Calumet Hospital. “With the upgrades to the operating rooms, we’ve been able to offer more technically advanced surgical proce-

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dures with outcomes that rival or exceed those of the best institutions across the country.” Janu said the upgrades have also offered improved surgical options to patients at Calumet Ascension Hospital “Because of the upgrades, we’ve enhanced our surgical technology with more minimally invasive options that are not only more effective but are safer, offer less pain, and an earlier return to full activity.” All of this has been accomplished through the support of CACHF for the recent renovations. Jenny Watts, Marketing Manager and Regional Community Health Improvement Leader, points to communitybehavioral health access continues to be one of the key community health care needs. Again, CACHF funding has helped with the delivery of programs to address those needs. Watts said, “Here at Ascension Calumet Hospital we are doing our best to educate our staff and community about mental health resources and initiatives we are a part of in the tri-county area (Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties). ACH partners with the N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, NAMI, Catalpa Health and Samaritan Counsel-

ing. ACH utilizes best practices such as QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) training and the Zero Suicide Initiative for healthcare professionals, educators, law enforcement, and the general public. The hospital was also behind getting the school-based mental health program HOST-Chilton into the Chilton Schools and financially supports Challenge Day.” Two-way street Health care, and the community’s support for those options is a two-way street. The same can be said for Calumet Area Community Health Foundation and its connection to community. While the Foundation supports the hospital, it’s also important for the community to understand it has a role as stakeholders in CACHF. The foundation depends on the community’s generosity to keep positive things happening in local health care. Anyone in the community can contribute to support the life-sustaining work of the foundation by offering their donations, whether they be individuals, businesses or organizations. CACHF is totally funded by donations, which are in turn earmarked for projects. The organization has no paid staff, thus all donations are used for the promotion and support of health care.Gifts of all

sizes are welcome. CACHF President/CEO Glen Calnin said, “We are very fortunate to have Ascension Calumet Hospital within our community. It does a great job of serving Calumet County, but as with any organization the hospitals funds are not unlimited.  The Calumet Health Foundation can help by supplying funding for services we see a need for and help to make that service available. “To that end, financial support from individual donations, estates and corporate contributions are critical in allowing us to continue to fill these needs and guarantee quality health care now and for future generations.  We are neighbors helping neighbors.” Dr. Tipler added, “It is important for everyone to understand that contributing to CACHF is another way to insure that our hospital will continue to be a great asset to the community. We all have that responsibility assuring a quality of health care.” Those interested in supporting the Calumet Area Community Health Foundation can contact the organization by calling Calnin at 849-8700 or e-mailing The mailing address for CACHF is CACHF, Suite 6, 451 E. Brooklyn St., Chilton, WI 53014.

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Rehab efforts help cancer patients By Mike Mathes Cancer patients often face an uphill struggle in fighting their illness. An innovative approach to healing and health seeks to give them a fighting chance at maintaining their quality of life through the process. Ascension Calumet Hospital, in cooperation with Green Bay Oncology has turned its focus to a broad spectrum of services grouped under the heading of oncology rehabilitation. “We are fortunate to be able to take advantage of this partnership arrangement to be intentional about providing these rehabilitation services for oncology patients,” Patrick McGinnis, Manager of Rehabilitation Services for Ascension Calumet Hospital said. The attention to oncology rehabilitation is relatively new, with members of the Ascension Calumet rehabilitation staff undergoing training in the past few years. “We are excited to be in the forefront of this effort,” McGinnis said. “We are trying to help our patients maintain their quality of life through this. It’s a relatively new direction for rehabilitation services.” Oncology rehabilitation efforts for each individual patient are tailored to their specific needs, and carried out in partnership with doctors that specialize in oncology and hematology. Cancer fighting expertise Green Bay Oncology, brings cancer fighting expertise to the partnership, as the region’s largest group of cancer specialists—bringing the world’s best new treatments to our patients in connection with Ascension Calumet Hospital. Dr. Anthony Jaslowski and Dr. Brad Heraly are both Green Bay Oncology providers who see patients through Ascension Calumet Hospital. Dr. Jaslowski, a fan of the new approach to oncology rehabilitation, said that great strides have been made in the past five years toward understanding the need for specific rehabilitation programs for cancer patients. “We are very fortunate that Ascension Calumet Hospital has gotten on board and made a significant investment in this kind of care earlier than most regional hospitals.” Dr. Jaslowski said that cancer often causes weakness, fatigue, weight loss and muscle wasting even before diagnosis. “This can make cancer treatment, which is often difficult, even harder for patients,” he said. “We have learned the hard way over the years that once people weaken beyond a certain point, cancer treatments can be more harmful than helpful. That’s why it’s critical that patients begin therapy to preserve and improve their strength sooner rather than later.” Quality of life objective At Ascension Calumet Hospital rehabilitation specialists work with cancer patients through all stages of treatment helping them improve their quality of life and overall health. McGinnis said the focus of oncology rehabilitation is function. In addition to the challenges for cancer patients noted above, McGinnis also cited challenges of balance, gait, bed mobility, eating/swallowing and activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing and self-care. Each of these issues are identified as needs to be addressed through rehabilitation programs. “The effort is more of a marathon than a sprint. Patients can expect a lot

A member of the Ascension Calumet Hospital rehabilitation staff works with an oncology patient to aid body function and strength through weight training.

of education, motivation and coaching. They are active participants in the whole process,” McGinnis said. Evaluation and goal setting Patients can enter into oncology rehabilitation efforts in many ways, either via referral, or their own choice. In either case, oncology rehabilitation starts with an evaluation process. “We try to set appropriate goals to limit or eliminate acquired challenges. Most often this involves education for energy conservation, strengthening, dynamic and static balance activities, decreasing pain, increasing tolerance for activity and improving the quality of life,” McGinnis said. Sometimes the evaluations begin with a standard questionnaire. Nurses are able to refer patients through this method or casual observation. In some cases, the patient’s doctor will recognize the patient’s challenges, prompting a referral to rehabilitation efforts. Multiple services Rehabilitation services for oncology patients can cross into many types of treatments. Among the most common are occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, lymphedema treatments, swallow studies, BIG and LOUD training, dry needling and cognitive assessments. Staff members at Ascension Calumet Hospital include those trained in many disciplines of therapy—four physical therapists, one occupational therapist an occupational assistant and a physical therapy assistant. “Everyone except our newest physical therapist has been through the oncology classes. We have a great staff and they are committed to these services for our patients,” McGinnis said. Getting the word out Ascension Calumet Hospital and its rehabilitation department work with patients from a large geographical area. “People live here and work/doctor outside the area, so we get referrals from a

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Quality furnishings offered at Meiselwitz By Faye Burg In business since 1898, family owned Meiselwitz Furniture continues to offer new and exciting quality fine home furnishings to their customers. Operated for the last 40 years by Mike and Bill Curry, great-grandsons of Carl Meiselwitz, Meiselwitz Furniture is located at 328 Fremont St. in Kiel, the same location the business began in when founded by C.J. Meiselwitz in 1898. This year the brothers plan to remodel the original European-style apartment on the upper floor of the building to display new Flexsteel living room and dining room introductions. “My brother and I are proud to be a part of the Kiel community,” Bill said. “It’s a great retail town and always has a lot of new and exciting things happening. We are excited about the Kiel Mill restoration project headed by Markus Ladd of Kiel.” Fourth generation owners Bill and Mike are also excited to be celebrating their 121st year offering fine products to their customers. “We feature Restonic mattresses, the best two-sided mattress construction in the U.S.A. and one of the top bedding manufacturers. They have won many awards recently including the Women’s Choice Award and Consumer Digest Best Buy Award.” Restonic was founded in 1938 when a group of independent mattress manufacturers developed a better method of building a quality mattress. Only the highest-grade materials are used in the

expertly tailored mattresses and box springs to ensure the highest degree of comfort, support, and durability. “All Restonic beds are made with components from Wisconsin. Only two sided beds have the marvelous middle support system to prevent sinking and sagging. The mattresses last longer and provide a better night’s sleep.” Many brands of furnishings offered Meiselwitz Furniture offers many significant brands of home furnishings including a fine selection of options of beautiful and quality built products from Flexsteel. Meiselwitz Furniture has been an authorized deal of Flexsteel for more than 80 years. Flexsteel products include sofas, sectionals, accent chairs, occasional, motion, reclining, bedroom, dining, and home office furniture. The furniture is beautifully tailored and crafted using lifetime-guaranteed, blue steel seat spring construction. Custom orders on over 1,200 styles with thousands of fabrics and hundreds of leathers are available. The Blue Steel Spring is the core of Flexsteel upholstered seating. Flexible and sturdy, the spring is designed for lifetime-guaranteed durability. “The benefits of Flexsteel is how it is constructed. The Flexsteel spring makes the difference. They offer a lifetime warranty on the seat, frame, and seat cushion core.” The staff at Meiselwitz Furniture en-

Meiselwitz Furniture offers new and exciting quality fine home furnishings to their customers while treating everyone who walks in the door like family. Faye Burg photo

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Familiar name, face joins Vogel team By Mark Sherry Familiar names and faces staff the sales offices adjacent to the showroom at Vogel Chevrolet in Kiel—which means Kevin Gutschow should fit in well. The 1997 graduate of Kiel High School began working at Lulloff Hardware in Kiel while he was still a high schooler and continued on there until seven years ago when he went to work for Sargento in Kiel as a line operator. Living and working in Kiel his entire life, Gutschow now brings that familiarity with the community and its people to Vogel Chevrolet as its newest salesperson. Kelly Johnson has been a fixture in sales at Vogel for several decades, and Ed Hartmann is a veteran of the sales team as well. Gutschow is currently occupying Johnson’s office while Johnson is on leave. “We’re eager to have him,” Tara Vogel said of the addition of Gutschow to the staff. “I’m glad he knows people.” Gutschow agreed that his familiarity with Kiel area residents is a great starting point for his new career in automotive sales. “A lot of people know me,” he said, referring back to his years of helping customers at Lulloff Hardware. He said he also enjoyed his years of working at Sargento, but when he saw the help wanted ad published by Vogel Chevrolet he decided to have a talk with Mike Vogel—and that led to his new career. “Instead of washers and dryers it’s cars and trucks,” Gutschow said with a smile. Gutschow has really been involved in sales since he first began working at Lulloff as part of the School-to-Work program. “I like sales,” he said. “I like

Kevin Gutschow stands next to a new Chevrolet Silverado in the showroom of Vogel Chevrolet in Kiel. Gutschow has joined the sales team at Vogel Chevrolet. Mark Sherry photo

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Brillion-Hilbert Progress 2019  

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Brillion-Hilbert Progress 2019  

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