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Fond du Lac man inducted into state bowling hall of fame Norb Wetzel inducted into Wisconsin State Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame George S. Kulas


ifty years ago, Elroy “Doc” Hanson saw a lot of bowling potential in his teenage brother-in-law. It was then that Doc asked the young man to join the scratch league in Fond du Lac — beginning a long fruitful journey for one of Wisconsin’s premier bowlers. The journey continues today for Norb Wetzel, who on Jan. 10 of this year, became the first bowler (skilled category), from Fond du Lac, to be inducted into the Wisconsin State United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Hall of Fame.  It didn’t come easily for Norb, who in the first year in that scratch league averaged only 165. But he worked hard and through perseverance, practice, practice and practice, along with encouragement from Doc, things started to take shape. Doc, who along with his wife Sandy, had already set numerous bowling records in the state, was a strong influence on Norb. Having fallen in love with bowling, Norb opened his own bowling pro shop in 1978. Since then he has served bowlers from not only Fond du Lac, but from many areas of Wisconsin and the nation. Bowlers have come to rely on Norb for assistance and advice on the mental and physical aspects of the game, as well as what equipment is best for their particular style. Through hard work, dedication and a commitment to the game, Norb was able to hone his skills so



well that by 1981 he was talented enough to become a bowler on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) tour where he has performed with distinction. In October 1999, Norb became a PBA champion, winning the Villages Senior Invitational in Florida. He has placed second five times in Senior PBA Tournaments and has won two PBA Midwest Regional Tournaments. He was the first PBA Senior Bowler to roll back to back 300 games and the first PBA Senior to win a title outdoors. In addition, Norb has won two Wisconsin State Bowling all-event titles and one doubles event, as well as two Wisconsin Non-Pro events, three Midwest Bowler events, two Midwest Bowlers Alliance events and a Wisconsin All-Star Team title. He has also won several Fond du Lac Bowling Association (FBA) Scratch Match, Singles and Team Tournaments, and holds the city record for backto-back 800 series (singles and doubles) in the 2005 city tournament.  From 2007-08, Norb also bowled in Sheboygan, making their all-star team while winning five championships in their city tournament(s). 

The last two years, the 68-yearold has held the high city average in Fond du Lac, with a combined league average of 232 was just short of his highest league average of 238. As a professional, his average is a remarkable 218. He has rolled thirty-six 300 games and twenty-five 800 series, including a high of 863. For 19 seasons, Wetzel has earned a spot on the regular or senior FBA all-star teams. In 1991 he was inducted into the FBA Hall of Fame — an honor he says is a highlight of his career. Norb continues to give back to our community. He has sponsored many leagues, established several bowling tournaments and has coached juniors, adults and seniors alike.  When asked what he most cherishes about bowling professionally, Norb said, “Getting the respect of my peers on the professional tour

and to have them consider me to be a real competitor is an awesome feeling.” Wetzel adds that as a proshop owner, he very much appreciates, “the awesome customers I have been privileged to work with the past 37 years.” As for others besides Doc who have helped him during his career, Norb states, “My wife Carol, who saw more in me than I saw in myself, and continues to push me. My very close friend, Dale Traber, who never gave up on me and would not take quitting as an option.” Unfortunately Doc Hanson was not here for Norb’s induction ceremony. Doc passed away on Dec. 21, 2014, just a few weeks before the ceremony. No doubt Doc was looking down, as his pal Norb was inducted, and very likely saying to himself, “I told the kid he had potential.”



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16 • BLACK MARIA FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL – 6:30 p.m. at UW-Fond du Lac Prairie Theater, 400 University Dr. The only Wisconsin venue on this year’s tour. Visit fdl.uwc.edu. 17 • TOUR THE TOWN ART WALK FOND DU LAC – 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Fond du Lac. Local artists show their work for purchase. Visit tourthetownfdl.com. 17 • FAMILY NIGHT – 4 to 7 p.m. at Children's Museum of Fond du Lac, 75 W. Scott St. Special activities include board games, pajama parties included with general admission. Little Caesar’s Pizza available for purchase. 19 • SYMPHONIC BAND 36TH ANNUAL POPS CONCERT – 3 p.m. at FDL High School Performing Arts Center, 801 Campus Dr. Concert will include a potpourri of light classics and popular music in the style of the Boston pops. 22 • TOUR OF FASHION – 5:30 p.m. at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St. The 35 women of Service League host a night that features great food, fashions and an outstanding silent auction.

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Krail Jewelry owner, certified in the ‘lost art’ of clock repair Story by Lois A. Pflum | Cover/centerspread photos by Doug Raflik/Action Reporter Media


t started out as a part-time job while attending high school. Craig Gruening of Fond du Lac, got his foot in the door of Krail Jewelry, at the age of 16. He had a friendly connection with the store, of which later became a family member. That friendship and acquaintance eventually led to ownership of the jewelry store, with his wife Julie. Craig continued working at Krail Jewelry while attending college. He also took gem classes during that time, which earned him the honor of certified gemologist. Gem classes included a self-paced training program through a gem


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was awarded professional accreditation from the Gemological Institute of America. Along the way, Craig also became proficient at repairing clocks. He credits the late Don Krail, his mentor and longtime friend, who owned the jewelry store during his early employment. Craig also began his apprenticeship for clockwork repair under Don, while he was still in college. After college, he finished that apprenticeship at the jewelry store. He noted it was mostly hands on, but there were additional studies and testing. His certificate reads with the title of: “Certified Clockmaker


from the American Watchmaking Institute.” Craig refers to his cuckoo clock repair work (and other clocks, as well) almost a natural calling. He commented, “If you want to sell clocks, you have to be able to repair them.” Craig, 55, of Fond du Lac, was born in Wausau and moved here at the age of six. He graduated from Goodrich High School (now Fond du Lac High School) in 1978. Following, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he received a bachelor of business administration in 1982. He noted that originally he had not planned on making this profession a lifelong career, but added, “It was a combination of things, it was a chance to own my own business at the age of 26.” Craig and Julie, his high school sweetheart, who later became his wife, became the proud owners of Krail Jewelry in 1986. Julie is part of his team and handles the book work for the store. Krail Jewelry has been a well-known fixture in Fond du Lac for over 90 years. For many of

those earlier years, Don Krail worked in the store on a part-time basis. Craig commented, “I miss him every day,” referring to his longtime confidant and friend. According to Craig, the sale of cuckoo clocks in his store seems to go in streaks. As far as repairing them, he enjoys doing this for the most part. He added, “Once in a while, I will come across a challenging repair, but there aren’t too many I can’t repair. I have a lot of patience.” When asked if repairing cuckoo clocks is considered almost a lost art here in Fond du Lac, he quickly replied, “Pretty much so. I don’t advertise — it’s pretty much word of mouth.” The largest cuckoo clock he has repaired was two feet, while the smallest cuckoo clock he repaired was a novelty one, about 4-to-5 inches

in size. Craig holds membership as a certified gemologist in the American Gem Society and also the American Watchmakers Clock Institute. He commented that there is a lot of competition in this field. Krail has stood the test of time — being in existence since 1922. Craig and Julie are parents of two adult children, Brian and Jennifer, but now refer to themselves as empty-nesters at this stage of their lives. He admits not having any future goals at the moment. For now, he enjoys boating and fishing whenever time allows. Gruening is also a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He serves as a vessel examiner for boaters, and is also a qualified instructor, teaching water and boat safety in the spring and summer. ✦

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he last will and testament is a legal document which designates who should receive your assets after your death. You can leave everything to one person or charity, or you can divide your estate between multiple beneficiaries. If a beneficiary is not yet mature enough to handle the inheritance, his or her share can be placed “in trust.” A trustee, chosen by you, would then manage the funds and use them for the beneficiary’s benefit until an age you have designated. The will is also the instrument in which you nominate the guardian for any minor children. Your will must designate a personal representative, also commonly called the executor. The personal representative will be in charge of settling your estate. Make sure you select someone equal to the task, which would include cleaning out and selling your home, liquidating investments, paying your final debts and expenses, filing tax returns and when all is said and done, distributing the balance of the estate. Be pre-

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he 2015-17 state budget proposal was released on Feb. 3 by Governor Scott Walker. One of the proposed changes would require seniors with SeniorCare drug coverage to purchase a Medicare Part D plan. Nearly 85,000 seniors are currently enrolled in SeniorCare. Unlike Medicare Part D plans that require an annual review to determine the plan that best covers prescriptions for the lowest monthly premium, SeniorCare offers administrative simplicity and accepts enrollments year-round. The program requires a $30 annual fee, and offers low copays of $5 for generics and $15 for brand name prescriptions. Enrollment in the SeniorCare program counts as creditable coverage for Medicare Part D. Many people enroll in SeniorCare as a cost-effective way to avoid a late enrollment penalty under Medicare Part D. In 2015, Medicare Part D plans available in Wisconsin range from $15.70 to $130 per month, with the average cost being $59 per month. Requiring enrollment in a

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ManorCare Health Services to expand memory unit Alzheimer’s and dementia in Fond du Lac County expected to double


anorCare Health Services in Fond du Lac announces plans to expand its memory care unit. The current secured unit holds 12 beds, specifically designed to meet the growing demand for quality, skilled care for people living with memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and has been full since it opened in July 2013. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are currently 2,218 people living in Fond du Lac County that hold a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. By the year 2030, that number is expected to increase by 50 percent. “After looking at the realities of the world around us, it was hard to ignore the growing need for skilled dementia care,� says Stacy Nies, administrator for ManorCare Health Services in Fond du Lac. “This is a portion of the senior population that is growing and has specific needs that will have to be met. Ranging from managing behavior to wandering, our dementia unit was designed with their needs in mind.� Utilizing an activities-based dementia

program, the unit will have the capabilities to house 39 residents, providing them with specialized programming — including Music & Memories that is centered around highlighting what the resident is capable of doing, rather than focusing on what they cannot. “There can be a sense of loss that comes with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Helping to alleviate the frustration that can be felt when a person can no longer do what they once could, we focus on what they can do, providing them with as much of a sense of independence as we can,â€? adds Miranda Seefeldt, director of nursing services. Staff working with these special residents will receive training through the Alzheimer’s Association’s ‘Dementia Specialist Training’ program. This 15-hour training utilizes the latest information and techniques on how to work with individuals who have a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s. ManorCare Health Services, located at 265 S. National Ave., is part of the HCR ManorCare family.Â

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APRIL 20 Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Fruited Gelatin, Cookie*, Sliced Bread

APRIL 30 Bratwurst on a Bun, German Pot. Salad, Corn, Fruited Gelatin, Fudge Brownie*


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any people have never been to Bisbee, Ariz., but if you’re visiting Arizona — it is worth a visit. In addition, Tombstone is a short 90 miles away. So both are very doable in a single day. Bisbee was founded as a copper, gold and silver mining town in 1880, but today fewer than 6,000 people live there. One of the main attractions of Bisbee is the world-famous Copper Queen Mine right in the center of this well-restored historic town. John Wayne was a frequent visitor to Bisbee and one of the many celebrities who have stayed at the Copper Queen Hotel — a must-stay if you are spending more than one day in the area. While walking the streets of Bisbee, I enjoyed the variety of coffee shops, the beauty of Victorian-style houses and one particular shop with cowboy clothing. The store was so appropriate that I almost bought a red cowboy hat, which I would probably never have worn in Wisconsin. Three miles outside Bisbee is the small border community of Naco. It straddles

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a dirt road that runs parallel to the wall. My husband Wayne enjoys western novels, so Tombstone was a must-stop. It is the site of the “Gunfight at the OK Corral,” complete with soiled doves, actresses today. It portrays the story of the Wild West, outlaws, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Wayne really enjoyed the reenactment of a gun fight, depicting the 30-second shootout that left Wyatt Earp unharmed, as well as a quick draw reenactment. On the darker side of reality was hearing about the prostitutes, called “Soiled Doves.” The red light district spanned three blocks and we learned it was prostitutes who donated funds to build the first Catholic church and school in Tombstone. As we drove to Tombstone, we listened to a book on DVD by author J.A. Jance who lives in Bisbee and writes mystery novels. One of her series is of County Sheriff Joanna Brady that takes place in Cochise County. We have been hooked on her books ever since.


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author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old Fashioned Experience,â&#x20AC;? the program will cover how supper clubs got their start in Wisconsin. Faiola also will share highlights and stories from his travels to more than 50 supper clubs around the state. Faiola is a documentary filmmaker, author and photographer. A documentary of his supper club experience has been broadcast on PBS since 2011. His book, originally published in 2013, is now in its fifth printing, and Faiola is currently working on a sequel due in spring 2016.


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