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A guide to life in Fond du Lac County including: Things to do, information about city and county government, emergency services, education, entertainment, licenses, accommodations and more!


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in Fond du Lac Welcome to Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac County.

Sitting at the foot of Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac is a scenic area with rolling hills to the east and picturesque farm fields dotting the countryside. In these pages, you’ll find a wealth of information about city government, county government, the local public school system, law enforcement and other emergency services, and area employers. Looking for something to do? The guide lists events, recreation opportunities, special attractions, local restaurants, libraries and more.


Fond du Lac schools Public schools and their leaders


Fond du Lac County history Community has a rich past and growing future


North Fond du Lac schools Public schools and their leaders


Hotels & Motels Places to stay in the area

Libraries Looking for a good book?


Windhover Center for the Arts Cultural opportunities abound at arts center 4

Galloway House & Village Step back in time at this historic village

Contact Us: The Reporter P.O. Box 630, Fond du Lac, Wis. 54936-0630

Lakeside Park The city’s largest, most popular park


Fond du Lac Community Theatre


Fond du Lac Visual Arts 12 State government Meet your state officials


County government Meet your county officials 14 City government Meet your city officials



Emergency services Who to call when you need help North Fond du Lac officials Meet your city officials





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Whether you’re new to Fond du Lac or a longtime resident, this guide is for you.

Welcome There’s something for everyone in Fond du Lac

Theater venues Facilities hold events of all kinds and sizes

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Take some time to enjoy our crowning jewel, Lakeside Park, which serves as host to Fond du Lac’s annual festival of fish, fun and music — Walleye Weekend. Hike or bike a myriad of county trails and parks. There is something for everyone within the Fond du Lac area.

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Try your hand at one of the championship golf courses. Stroll the trails in the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Visit the Children’s Museum or historic Galloway House and Village. Take in a show at the Performing Arts Center, Little Theatre or any of the many cultural events available at Windhover Center for the Arts. Watch the birds at Horicon Marsh.




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Fond du Lac United Way Agency helps build a healthy community Banks & credit unions List of resources



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Welcome to Fond du Lac County

(Aileen Andrews/The Reporter)

Fond du Lac County history

Over the years, many have called Fond du Lac home — from the Winnebago Indians who hunted the meadows and woods for game to the early explorers and land speculators that mapped out the tracts of land that would become the city of Fond du Lac. The fabric of Fond du Lac County’s history becomes richer and more textured with the passage of time.

By 1787, French traders established a trading post along the banks of the Fond du Lac River. Nearly 50 years later, Fond du Lac would be well on its way to becoming settled, thanks to federal judge James Duane Doty who, along with his partners, established a land company to buy and sell land shares to folks out east eager to establish homes, farms and businesses in this promising new land. The first settlers to establish permanent residency were Colwert and Edward Pier. By the end of the 1830s, many pioneers would join them in helping to establish Fond du Lac as a county.

According to historical archives, by 1870, Fond du Lac was deemed the state’s second largest city and served as a major railroad hub. With 101,635 residents counted in the 2010 census, Fond du Lac is the 13th most populous county in Fond du Lac Area the state. Convention & The county’s source of commerce has also Visitors Bureau changed with the passage of time. Industries • President that once churned out railroad cars, yeast, Craig Molitor lumber and leather have now been replaced by state-of-the-art manufacturers, retail • ADDRESS 171 S. Pioneer Road outlets, and modern dairy farms to name just a few. • LOCAL CALLS (920) 923-3010 More than 11 county parks have been preserved along with a public hunting ground • TOLL FREE that comprises more than 1,200 acres. (800) 937-9123 Campgrounds, lakes, walking and biking trails also provide year-round recreational • EMAIL opportunities for residents and visitors. • ONLINE

While Indians claimed the area as their own for centuries before, the written history of the area began to unfold in the early 1600s as French voyageurs began exploring the area they would later name Fond du Lac, meaning “farthest end of the lake.”

Nestled along the southern shoreline of Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac County covers more than 725 square miles of land. By 1850, the county’s 21 townships were established. The county also has within its borders nine villages and two cities along with the northern half of the City of Waupun.



About Us...

Fond du Lac area citizens are spread out over the 725-square miles that make up Fond du Lac County. The county’s 102,385 residents call the following municipalities home:

Cities • Fond du Lac • Ripon • Waupun Villages • Brandon • Campbellsport • Eden • Fairwater • Mount Calvary • North Fond du Lac • Oakfield • Rosendale • St. Cloud

Towns • Alto • Ashford • Auburn • Byron • Calumet • Eden • Eldorado • Empire • Fond du Lac • Forest • Friendship • Lamartine • Marshfield • Oakfield • Osceola • Ripon • Rosendale • Springvale • Taycheedah • Waupun

Housing Fond du Lac County Housing Units — 43,910 Occupancy Status Occupied housing units, 40,697 or 92.7% Vacant housing units, 3,213 or 7.3%


Since the 2000 Census, Fond du Lac County has grown in diversity. Census 2010 breaks down the racial fabric represented in Fond du Lac County.


Total population — 102,385 Residents 18 years and older — 78,049 Race White — 93,398 or 91.9% Hispanic or Latino — 4,368 or 4.3% Black or African American — 1,226 or 1.2% Asian — 1,129 or 1.1% Two or more races — 1,029 or 1.0% American Indian or Alaska Native — 422 or 0.4% Some other race — 45

Patrick Creed, owner of Botanicals Floral Studio, located at 1081 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac, took part in the Rooms of Blooms event held in Oshkosh. (Aileen Andrews/The Reporter)

Hotels and Motels Fond du Lac Super 8 391 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 922-1088

Country Inn & Suites 121 Merwin Way Fond du Lac (920) 924-8800

Days Inn 107 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 923-6790

Holiday Inn 625 West Rolling Meadows Drive Fond du Lac (920) 923-1440

Comfort Inn and Suites 77 Holiday Lane Fond du Lac (920) 921-4000

Microtel Inn & Suites 920 S. Military Road Fond du Lac (920) 929-4000

Moondance Bed & Breakfast W4099 Kiekhaefer Parkway Fond du Lac (920) 251-2713 Ramada Plaza Hotel 1 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-3000 Red Brick Inn 42 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 581-0124


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Windhover Center for the arts

A downtown Fond du Lac venue is a hub for concerts, art galleries and poetry.


Windhover Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St., attracted at least 18,000 visitors last year with its cultural attractions. Kevin Miller, executive director for Windhover Center, said he wouldn’t be surprised if the number was actually higher. Since Windhover offers so many free events, it’s difficult to measure attendance. Poetry readings, art exhibits and Windy Wednesday lunches are just a few of the regular, free activities. Events that charge admission tend to sell out because tickets are inexpensive, Miller said. The Signature Series, an annual music lineup, is always the most popular. Miller said the Fond du Lac Arts Council, the group behind Windhover Center, wants to keep

the venue affordable. If residents prefer more expensive shows, Milwaukee and Appleton are within an hour’s drive. “We want the folks that live in Fond du Lac to have this opportunity,” he said. Windhover Center is at the forefront of Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District initiative. Local businesses, schools and nonprofits are collaborating to bring more cultural opportunities to the area. As part of the initiative, Windhover Center will begin showing first-run independent feature films this year, Miller said. Seating will vary from chairs to couches. Show times have not been determined. The bar will be open during movies, and the Arts Council is considering offering food. For more information, visit or call 921-5410.


Top photo: Art on display at the Windhover Center for the Arts. Middle photo: Overview of the cinematic room at the Windhover. Bottom photo: Kevin Miller, executive director of the Windhover Center for the Arts stands in the film projection room over looking the stage. (Aileen Andrews/The Reporter)


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Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac offers fun and programs for the area’s youngest residents.

The museum, located inside Windhover Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St., takes children on a quick tour around the world, from Lake Winnebago to an Italian pizzeria and the African savannah. Youngsters can make shadow puppets in the Shadow Safari, explore the Great Toddler Reef, build a Great Wall of China, exchange money for world currencies, put on a show in the Big Apple Theater or produce a radio broadcast. Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac offers a kitchen station where children can use their imagination to create different foods like pizza. (The Reporter)

“The museum is best for children from the stage of crawling through 12 years old,” said Executive Director Andrea Welsch. Children’s Museum is not just

about the exhibits, she said. The museum also provides educational programs, such as music and theater classes, and specials, including free days. Past attractions include arts and crafts, dental health activities and holiday parties. The museum participates in community events, providing games and activities during Fondue Fest and HealthWorks Street Fair, both held every summer downtown Fond du Lac. Fond du Lac Children’s Museum organizes kids’ bike rides during Tour of America’s Dairyland. Traffic continues to climb, Welsch said. In 2010, the museum saw more than 21,000 visitors. “I would encourage people who are new to the area to come down and check us out,” says Welsch.



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Performing Arts Center Fond du Lac High School 801 Campus Drive Goodrich Little Theatre 72 W. Ninth St. Facility reservations: (920) 929-2740, ext. 3131

Riverside Elementary School puts on the Nutcracker at Goodrich Little Theatre. (Patrick Flood/Reporter)

Theater venues offer intimate and grand scale experiences Two theaters operated by the Fond du Lac School District offer the community both comfort and style, and draw in nationally acclaimed performers.

Goodrich Little Theatre Major renovations to Goodrich Little Theatre a few years back restored the longtime venue for small theater productions in Fond du Lac.

PAC The Performing Arts Center at Fond du Lac High School is the largest theater in the area. The 1,025-person capacity auditorium with full lobby, mezzanine, box seating, an orchestra pit for 25 musicians, 60-foot fly with catwalk and enhanced support systems is anything but high school level.

Located at the Riverside Elementary School/District Administration Center complex, the 768-seat Little Theatre, a hallmark of the former Goodrich High School at Ninth and Linden streets, boasts an intimate setting modernized with state-of-the art theater equipment.


From show time through curtain call, the PAC offers grandeur in a unique theater.


As a school district facility, the PAC is always busy, utilized by students for annual concerts and performances.

Each year Fond du Lac Concert Association hosts its annual concert series at the PAC.

Over the last four years, about $350,000 has been spent on a new stage lighting system, house lighting system, wireless headset communication, and plush, reupholstered velvet seating, making it a popular setting for community plays and school performances. Fond du Lac’s Community Theatre has made the Little Theatre its home.

Built in 2001 as part of the new Fond du Lac High School complex, the PAC was made possible by a $2.8 million donation funded by a campaign spearheaded by local business people.

Theater Manager Steve Wilson said that since 2001, a ticket stipend has been in place that requires $1 of every ticket sold to replenish a fund used exclusively for theater maintenance and upkeep.

The more than 1,550 parking spaces supply easy access, while an elevator makes entry to the boxes and the mezzanine handicap accessible. The facility includes a 56-foot tower with mechanics to pull up and store large pieces of scenery.

Students from a high school stagecraft technician program operate both theaters. An endowment fund established by the Fond du Lac Area Foundation provides additional money for enhancements. Both venues are available for rental.

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A from the past

mansion boasts four fireplaces, Italianate details, and many pieces of original furniture.

The Galloway House and Village, located at 336 Old Pioneer Road, midway between Highways 175 and 45, is an authentic village surrounding a 30-room mid-Victorian mansion.

The 25 historic buildings on the property include a church, photographer’s shop, dress shop, toy shop, town hall, newspaper print shop, one-room school house, church, photographer’s studio, general store and post office. Also on the grounds are a fire station, grist mill, veterinary clinic, depot and caboose, blacksmith shop and log cabin.

Tours of the buildings and grounds take place Memorial Day through Labor Day, plus weekends in September. The



The Blakely Museum, containing historical collections from Native American to present day, is also on site, along with a barracks from the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Galloway House grounds is host to weddings, a fundraising icecream social and vintage car show, civil war reenactments, Phantoms of Fond du Lac weekends in October and Christmas tours. The original portion of the farmhouse was built in 1847 by Selim Newton, an early settler of the Fond du Lac area. In 1868, he sold the property to Edwin H. Galloway, another early settler.

Galloway House & Village

The Historical Society immediately began restoration, adding more historic pieces each year. The Galloway House and Village is listed on the National Register of Historic places.

Located on the southern shore of Lake Winnebago, Lakeside Park is known throughout the region as a scenic site for picnics, recreation and festivals. Lakeside Park is the jewel in the crown of the city’s many parks and one of the favorites in the extensively used network of parks countywide. Until it was fully developed, Lakeside Park was a lowland area dominated by cattails and other marshland plants. In 1835, officials purchased the marshy land at the foot of Lake Winnebago and the city of Fond du Lac grew around it. Development of Lakeside Park began in earnest in 1896.

the Lakeside Park Lighthouse, the acknowledged symbol of the Fond du Lac community. The lighthouse was donated in the early 1930s. The structure, which measures 44 feet from the ground to the observation deck and an additional 12 feet to the top of the flashing light, was opened to the public in July 1968. Lakeside Park attracts many families who enjoy the extensive playground equipment, train ride, petting zoo and other attractions. Three softball diamonds host games on weeknights and for weekend tournaments. The annual Walleye Weekend festival in June and the Fourth of July fireworks are among the many activities that make Lakeside Park a true destination.

Gravel roadways were built and John T. Boyle donated the park’s first pavilion. In 1900, the Lakeside Park bandstand was built as a gift to the community from William McDermott. The bandstand was used as an illustration in 1959 in the Saturday Evening Post and remains today as a beloved city landmark. The park is the site of

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Four generations of Galloways lived in the house, remodeling it into an Italianate-style villa, popular in the Victorian era. It was left in the hands of caretakers in 1925. In 1954, the Galloway home, its summer house and the carriage house were donated to the Fond du Lac County Historical Society by Edwin Pierce Galloway, grandson of the original owner.



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Visual Arts

Mission Statement: Fond du Lac\Visual Arts is a professional artists’ collaborative devoted to art awareness and education, to the development and enhancement of artists’ skills, and to strengthening the connection between the arts and commerce in Fond du Lac.


Objectives: Education: all ages; including daytime sessions for seniors. Make the community more educated of the arts. Art therapy: classes and workshops tailored for chronically ill kids and adults; special accommodations made for each person’s disability. A partnership event with clinics, hospitals, and Marian College’s art therapy department. Awareness: make Fond du Lac Visual Arts known through our marketing strategy; gallery exhibits; events; convey the importance of art. Community Presence: promote within the community; networking; become Area Commerce members. Artist-in­Residence Programs: supplement school art curriculum with visiting artists who will share their knowledge and talents. Notifications of regional and national art shows: send out to members all calls for artists; share info on other artist organizations; collaborate efforts to attend art fairs and shows. Mentoring: assist community members, artists, and students to create portfolios; share resources to help others succeed. Economic impact: change perception; bring in revenue to the community and local artists. Resource room: create a library for permanent collection books, tools, and equipment. “Community Forum”: create the Art Lounge... the place to be for every artist in Fondy! “Public Arts”: partnership/sponsorship with the Fond du Lac Arts Council; have area artists and art groups create artwork that is designed to be placed around town (i.e.—painted bicycles for the bike race.) Scholarships: award scholarships to disadvantaged persons to attend art related events, classes, workshops, and events. Fond du Lac Visual Arts, partnered with the

Fond du Lac Arts Council, is working to create awareness of the arts in the community and to promote community involvement at arts events. Purpose: The purpose of Fond du Lac Visual Arts is to create a membership base of area artists who would like to work together with other artists in a partnership capacity, to share the work, expense, effort, and time of making a profitable living in the visual art arena. The collaborative is not limited to profit, we also promote education, mentoring, and public awareness of the visual arts. Fond du Lac Visual Arts is here to help area artists succeed.

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is a professional artists’ collaborative devoted to art awareness and education, to the development and enhancement of artists’ skills, and to strengthening the connection between the arts and commerce in Fond du Lac. BENEFITS of joining the Fond du Lac Visual Arts • Participation in group shows yearly • Solo exhibitions on rotation • Opportunities to curate shows and events. • Exposure of your art work to Fond du Lac and the growing arts community. • Opportunity to meet with other area


• Network with other galleries locally and throughout the state. • Opportunities to assist or present artist-inresidence programs. • Mentoring opportunities within Windhover or local schools. • Assisting with art therapy workshops at hospitals around the state. RESPONISIBILITIES of members: • Pay monthly dues. • Gallery sit at least once each month. • Attend gallery meetings and all openings to support your fellow artists. • Volunteer at the Windhover Center for the Arts’ events as a representative of FDL Visual Arts. MEMBERSHIP DUES: • Single membership to Fond du Lac Visual Arts is $10.00 per month or $120.00/ year (non-refundable), once applicants are approved by the Founding Members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: • Submit 5-10 images of your original work on a CD. Please label each piece with your First and Last Name, Title, Medium, and Date created. • Include an Artist Statement and Resume’. • Provide complete address or any other information in order for FDL Visual Arts to reach you regarding membership. (email, website, cell or home phone numbers) • Include a $10.00 application fee, which will be applied to your first month membership upon acceptance. Make check payable to Fond du Lac Visual Arts. Application fee is non-refundable. Membership applications are reviewed by the Founding Members of FDL Visual Arts. Notification of the review generally takes 2-3 weeks. If you are interested in joining Fond du Lac Visual Arts, contact: Trista Holz at tristaholz@gmail. com or 922-2363.



Community Theatre “Our mission is to advance the arts in the Fond du Lac area, including the theatre and its allied fields, and to provide its members with experience in all phases of live public dramatic entertainment; to provide the Fond du Lac area with performances in the dramatic arts. Our goal is simple: to bring as much participatory, live theater to Fond du Lac as we can. By ‘participatory’ we mean that we don’t hire outside groups to perform here. We’re a grass-roots, hands-on, do-it-yourself group. Our active members are unpaid volunteers. So why do we do it? The short answer is: ‘For the fun of it.’” With their first production (“Anastasia”) in 1958, the Fond du Lac Community Theatre has become a staple of life in Fond du Lac. The FDLCT puts on 4 shows a year, usually comprised of two musicals and two plays, with the biggest of the musicals performed during July.

The Board of Directors picks out a variety of shows for each upcoming season through suggestions from other directors as well as what they feel would be the best opportunity for the community to witness the talent within the organization. Recent musicals have included, “Seussical the Musical”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and “Fiddler on the Roof”. Other non musicals recently performed have been, “The Prisoner of Zenda”, “The Giver”, and Clue”. They rehearse 3-4 times a week, based on the performer’s schedules at the Community Theatre Building in 250 W. 9th St. in FDL, and then the performances are held in a number of locations. The summer musicals are held at the PAC, located at 801 Campus Drive, and the remainder of the shows are performed at the Goodrich Little Theatre.

get involved would be to become a member at the annual membership meeting on the third Tuesday of July. Otherwise, by e-mailing, you will also be put in touch with someone who can help you get involved. More information can also be found on their website, Their next performance will be “RENT” at the PAC on July 11-14 at 7:30 p.m. Cast members rehearse for the Fond du Lac Community Theatre Production of Prisoner of Zenda.

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WISCONSIN’S DISTRICT 6 REP. TOM PETRI (Republican) Fond du Lac Office: PO Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708-

8953 490 W. Rolling Meadows Drive, Suite B Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Phone: (920) 922-1180 or toll-free 1-800-242-4883 Fax: (920) 922-4498 Oshkosh Office: 2390 State Road 44, Suite B Oshkosh, WI 54904 Phone: (920) 231-6333 Washington Office: 2462 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington DC 20515-4906 Phone: (202) 225-2476 Fax: 202-225-2356 Web site: (Serving an area that includes all of Fond du Lac County)


WRITE: c/o Representative PO Box 8952 Madison, WI 53708 27TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT REP. STEVE KESTELL (Republican) 15 West, State Capitol P.O. Box 8952 Madison, WI 53708 Phone: (608) 266-8530 or (888) 529-0027 Fax: (608) 282-3627 Email: (Serving the Town of Calumet, Town of Forest, Town of Marshfield, Village of Mt. Calvary, Village of St. Cloud) 41ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT REP. JOAN A. BALLWEG (Republican) 210 North, State Capitol P.O. Box 8952 Madison, WI 53708 Phone: (608) 266-8077 or (888) 534-0041 Fax: (608) 282-3641 Email: (Serving the Town of Alto, Town of Metomen, Town of Ripon, Village of Brandon, Village of Fairwater, City of Ripon) 52ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT REP. JEREMY THIESFELDT (Republican) 16 West, State Capitol P.O. Box 8953 Madison, WI 53708 Phone: (608) 266-3156 or (888) 5290052 Fax: (608) 282-3652 Email: (Serving the Town of Eldorado, Town of Friendship, Town of Taycheedah, Village of North Fond du Lac and City of Fond du Lac, Wards 1-16)


P.O. Box 8953 Madison, WI 53708 Phone: (608) 267-7990 or (888) 5340053 Fax: (608) 282-3653 Email: (Serving the Town of Byron, Town of Empire, Town of Fond du Lac, Town of Lamartine, Town of Oakfield, Town of Rosendale, Town of Springvale, Town of Waupun, Village of Oakfield, Village of Rosendale, City of Fond du Lac, Wards 17-40, City of Waupun) 59TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT REP. DANIEL LeMAHIEU (Republican) 304 East, State Capitol P.O. Box 8952 Madison, WI 53708 Phone: (608) 2669175 or (888) 534-0059 Fax: (608) 282-3659 Email: (Serving the Town of Ashford, Town of Auburn, Town of Eden, Town of Osceola, Village of Campbellsport, Village of Eden)

STATE SENATE WRITE: c/o Senator PO Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707-7882 18TH SENATE DISTRICT SEN. JESSICA KING Room 22 South, State Capitol P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 537077882 Phone: (608) 266-5300 of (888) 7368720 E-mail:

9TH SENATE DISTRICT Joe Leibham (Republican) 15 South, State Capitol P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 537077882 Phone: (608) 266-2056 or (888) 2958750 Fax: (608) 282-3549 Email: (Serving the Town of Calumet, Town of Forest, Town of Marshfield, Village of Mt. Calvary and Village of St. Cloud)

Wisconsin fun facts Courtesy of www.wisconsin. gov


CAPITAL Madison GOVERNOR Scott Walker, Republican STATEHOOD May 29, 1848 ORIGIN OF STATE’S NAME Based on an Indian word “Ouisconsin” believed to mean “grassy place” in the Chippewa language. POPULATION 5,686,986 CONSTITUTION 30th state GEOLOGY Land area is 54,424 sq. mi. HIGHEST POINT Timms Hill, Price County; 1,952 feet LOWEST POINT Shore of Lake Michigan; 581 feet. LARGEST CITY Milwaukee MOTTO “Forward” NICKNAME Badger State FLOWER Wood violet TREE Sugar maple State Domesticated Animal Dairy Cow State Wild Animal White-tailed deer State Beverage Milk State Fruit Cranberry State Dog American water spaniel State Fish Muskellunge State Grain Corn State Insect European honey bee State Rock Red granite State Dance Polka STATE OF WISCONSIN ON THE WEB

GOVERNMENT Fond du Lac County is a political subdivision of the State of Wisconsin and is comprised of 21 towns, nine villages, two cities and the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th wards of the city of Waupun. An 18-member Board of Supervisors represents the 18 supervisory districts throughout the county and establishes policy for operation of Fond du Lac County. Policies are administered and implemented by an elected county executive.

After census figures are released (every 10 years), county boards are required to draw up new district boundaries based on a uniform number of residents per district. New boundaries — and the corresponding number of supervisors — were being determined in the spring of 2011.


County Board meetings are scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month in the Legislative Chambers of the City County Government Center, 160 S. Macy St.



AIRPORT (920) 926-0653 CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY (920) 929-3057

CODE ENFORCEMENT (920) 929-3139 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS (920) 929-3500 CORPORATION COUNSEL (920) 929-3150


COUNTY CLERK (920 929-3000


COUNTY EXECUTIVE (920) 929-3155 DISTRICT ATTORNEY (920) 929-3048 FAIRGROUNDS (920) 929-3169 FAMILY COURT (920) 929-3075 FINANCE (920) 929-3130 GOLF COURSE (920) 929-3735 HEALTH CARE CENTER (920) 929-3309 HEALTH DEPARTMENT (800) 547-3640; (920) 929-3085 HIGHWAY AND PUBLIC WORKS (920) 929-3488

SHERIFF MYLAN “MICK” FINK SHERIFF’S OFFICE 180 S. Macy St. PHONE (920) 9293372 E-MAIL sheriff@fdlco.

HUMAN RESOURCES (920) 929-3132


PARKS AND TRAILS (920) 929-3135

3048 E-MAIL neubauer.debra@mail.da.state.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (920) 924-2426 LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION (920) 929-3033 ext. 3 LAND INFORMATION (920) 929-3135 MEDICAL EXAMINER (920) 929-3366 PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (920) 929-3135 PROBATE (920) 929-3084 PURCHASING (920) 929-3145 REGISTER OF DEEDS (920) 929-3018 SENIOR SERVICES (920) 929-3114 SOCIAL SERVICES (920) 929-3433 COUNTY TREASURER (920) 929-3010 EXTENSION OFFICE (920) 929-3170 VETERANS SERVICES (920) 929-3117 WOMEN, CHILDREN AND INFANTS PROGRAM (800) 547-3640; (920) 929-3085

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GOVERNMENT Fond du Lac County Board Chairman

District 3 Joseph W. Koch W3898 Ridge Lane Campbellsport, WI 53010 (920) 533-8592

First Vice Chairman

District 4 John E. Muentner Sr. W6198 County Trunk Y Brownsville, WI 53006 (920) 583-3374

Martin F. Farrell 931 Watson St. Ripon, WI 54971 (920) 896-0024

Herbert G. Ottery N4764 Church Road St. Cloud, WI 53079 (920) 477-2702

Second Vice Chairman Judy Goldsmith 173 21st St., Unit 2G Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-3258


District 1 Brenda A. Schneider W2695 Loehr St. Malone, WI 53049 (920) 795-4625

District 2 Herbert G. Ottery N4764 Church Road St. Cloud, WI 53079 (920) 477-2702


Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judges To reach a judge by mail, send to: 160 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac, Wis., 54935

District 5 Richard R. Wetzel N3381 Lemmenes Parkway Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 960-3366 District 6 Thomas E. Dornbrook 535 W. Main St. Brandon, WI 53919 (920) 346-2411 District 7 Martin F. Farrell 931 Watson St. Ripon, WI 54971 (920) 896-0024 District 8 Robert M. Fox W7401 County Trunk OO Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 922-4072

District 9 Karen Madigan W10572 Schmoldt Road Rosendale, WI 54974 (920) 872-2003

District 14 Shirley M. Ries 55 N. Military Road Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 921-8268

District 10 Sherry L. Behnke 1905 Chapman Ave. North Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 923-5396

District 15 Judy Goldsmith 173 21st St., Unit 2G Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-3258

District 11 Donald O. Skog 306 W. Scott St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 322-9412

District 16 Paul T. Levandowski 220 E. Follett St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 921-5634

District 12 John G. Zorn 749 Bragg St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 923-1847

District 17 Melvin E. Heller 627 Mary Lee Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-1787

District 13 James D. Kiser 995 Birch Tree Lane Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 238-5647

District 18 Steve A. Abel N5528 Ledgetop Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 924-0492






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Council also solicits input from citizens at its public meetings.

The City of Fond du Lac operates with a council-manager form of government. There is a sevenmember City Council with each member elected to a two-year term of office.

As part of its work, the City Council establishes policy, enacts ordinances, adopts the annual budget and appoints a city manager to oversee the administration of the city.

A key feature of this form is the separation of power. The City Council is a policy-making body, while the city manager performs administrative duties required for operation of the city.

Prior to adopting policies, the City Council solicits the advice of the city manager, various advisory boards and city departments in addition to conducting its own study of the issues. The City


James Sabel (920) 923-2202 Term expires in 2012

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS Jordan Skiff (920) 322-3407

Rob Vande Zande (920) 251-3622 Term expires in 2012


Regular meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Legislative Chambers of the City County Government Center, 160 S. Macy St.



ADMINISTRATION & COMPTROLLER (920) 322-3405 ASSESSOR’S OFFICE (920) 322-3416 ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (920) 322-3420 CENTRAL COLLECTIONS (920) 3223460 CITY CLERK (920) 322-3430 CITY MANAGER (920) 322-3407 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (920) 322-3440 FAIRGROUNDS POOL (920) 322-3950 INSPECTION DIVISION (920) 322-3570 PARKING UTILITY (920) 322-3448 PLANNING (920) 322-3440 REDEVELOPMENT (920) 322-3445 SENIOR CENTER (920) 322-3630 FIRE DEPARTMENT (920) 322-3800

PRESIDENT Rick Gudex (920) 922-1383 Term expires in 2013 VICE PRESIDENT Jeff Ruedinger (920) 602-6158 Term expires in 2012



Mick Burroughs (920) 907-0740 Term expires in 2013 Rebecca Lunde-Ross (920) 929-8724 Term expires in 2013 Gary Miller (920) 539-0829 Term expires 2012


CITY ASSESSOR Donald Wegner (920) 322-3412 CITY CLERK Sue Strands (920) 322-3432

POLICE CHIEF Bill Lamb FIRE CHIEF Peter O’Leary (920) 322-3800

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION Hal Wortman (920) 322-3452



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EMERGENCY SERVICES WISCONSIN STATE PATROL WISCONSIN STATE PATROL SUPERINTENDENT Stephen Fitzgerald Hill Farms State Transportation Building, 4802 Sheboygan Ave., Room 551, P.O. Box 7912, Madison, Wis., 53707 (608) 266-3212 WISCONSIN STATE PATROL FOND DU LAC POST Capt. Brian K. Rahn, Commander Lt. Nick Scorcio, Executive Officer 851 S. Rolling Meadows Drive, P.O. Box 984, Fond du Lac, Wis., 54936 (920) 929-3700 FOND DU LAC COUNTY

FOND DU LAC COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY Mark Strand (920) 929-3372 mark.strand@fdlco. FOND DU LAC COUNTY CAPTAIN Dean Will (920) 929-3372 dean.will@fdlco.

Dodge County Sheriff’s Department 124 West St. Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-3726

Fond du Lac County Sheriffs Department


Address: 180 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac, Wis., 54935 Website: Emergency: 911 Non-Emergency: (920) 929-3390 Administrative: (920) 929-3372 Accident Reports/Records: (920) 929-3371 Deputy Reserve: (920) 929-3373 Process Service: (920) 929-3375 Traffic Records: (920) 929-3373 or (920) 929-3374 Detective Division: (920) 929-3370 Open Records Requests: (920) 929-3370 Anonymous Tip Line: (920) 906-4777 Jail: (920) 929-3394 Jail Administration: (920) 924-2400 Juvenile Detention Center: (920) 929-3398 Fax Number: (920) 929-3918

SHERIFF Mick Fink (920) 929-3372 mylan.fink@fdlco.

Sheriff Todd Nehls Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lauersdorf

Waupun Police Department 16 E. Main St. Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 324-7911 Chief Dale Heeringa Deputy Chief Mindy Hendricks



ADDRESS 126 N. Main St., Fond du Lac, Wis., 54935 WEBSITE EMERGENCY 911 CRIME ALERT (920) 322-3740 DISPATCH CENTER (920) 906-5555 DETECTIVE BUREAU COMMUNITY SERVICES solson@

NORTH FOND DU LAC POLICE DEPARTMENT NORTH FOND DU LAC POLICE CHIEF Darren Pautsch (920) 929-3760 16 Garfield St., North Fond du Lac, Wis.,



FOND DU LAC ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, TRAINING Randy Cunzenheim (920) 322-3838 rcunzenheim@fdl. FOND DU LAC ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, EMS Todd Janquart (920) 322-3839 815 S. Main St., Fond du Lac, Wis., 54935 Emergency 911 Non-emergency number: (920) 906-5555 Fire Prevention: (920) 322-3807 Administrative secretary: (920) 322-3809

54937 Emergency: 911 Communications Center: (920) 906-5555 Criminal Investigations: (920) 907-6327, ext. 123

Local firefighters are called to an emergency scene in downtown Fond du Lac.

North Fond du Lac




Village Administrator/Clerk Chuck Hornung, 1910 Chapman Ave., North Fond du Lac (920) 9231757

EMS Director/Fire Chief Paul Nelson, 16 Garfield St., (920) 929-3765

Village President James Moore, 219 Center St., North Fond du Lac (920) 922-7212

Deputy Treasurer Kris Ruch, (920) 929-3765 x.103 VILLAGE BOARD Tammy Keller, 1805 Thurke Ave., North Fond du Lac, (920) 929-4038 Keith King, 729 Michigan Ave., North Fond du Lac (920) 921-2265 James Moore, 219 Center St., North Fond du Lac (920) 922-7212 Mike Streetar, 702 Florida Ave., North Fond du Lac (920) 926-0223 Mike Will, 426 Chapleau St., North Fond du Lac (920) 921-1103

Police Chief Darren Pautsch, 16 Garfield St., (920) 929-3765

Director of Public Services Darren Parsons, 16 Garfield St., (920) 929-3765 Director of Engineering and Planning Nick Leonard, 16 Garfield St., (920) 929-3765 Municipal Judge Jerry Jaye, 16 Garfield St., (920) 924-2479

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Sunday, August 5th Whispering Springs Golf Course Fond du Lac Shotgun start at 12:30 PM - Best ball format E v e n t Fe e o f $ 9 5 In c lu d e s:


• Steak Dinner 6:30 PM • Balcony Ball Toss • Golf Contests

Silent Auction • Raffle Drawing • Dinner Only: $30

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Fond du lac


The Fond du Lac School District is the largest school district in Fond du Lac County, serving approximately 7,300 students.

The district covers approximately 75 square miles and operates 14 school buildings, including nine elementary schools, three middle schools, a high school and an alternative high school for atrisk students.

A four-year-old kindergarten program called Early Learning in Fond du Lac (ELF) operates at





five elementary schools, 11 sites at child care centers within the Fond du Lac community, and three sites at child care centers in North Fond du Lac. The mission of the Fond du Lac School District, in partnership with the family and the community, is to promote high achievement and foster the continuous growth of the whole child so that each becomes a creative, contributing citizen in a global society by providing personalized learning opportunities in a safe, nurturing environment.





FOND DU LAC BOARD OF EDUCATION School Board members are elected for three-year terms

Treasurer Kathleen Nagle (920) 923-3707 (Expires 2013)

Member Mark Strand (920) 923-1984 (Expires 2014)

President Eric Everson (920) 517-2316 (Expires 2012)

Secretary Dr. Julie Nett (920) 539-6412 (Expires 2014)

Member Mark Jurgella (920) 579-0881 (Expires 2013)

Vice President Elizabeth Hayes (920) 539-1511 (Expires 2013)

Member Susan Jones (920) 979-1364 (Expires 2012)




Jamie Meixensperger waited along with her classmates during the ceremony at Fond du Lac High School (FHS) 2011 Commencement, held Thursday June 9. (Aileen Andrews/Reporter)




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NORTH Fond du lac


The School District of North Fond du Lac serves approximately 1250 students in grades K-12.


Located just a short distance from the Fox Valley, the community has evidenced a strong commitment to education through the funding of extensive remodeling projects, the construction of a new high school in 2000, and a new competition football/track and field complex, completed in August 2010.

District initiatives include researched-based, best practice work revolving around Professional Learning Communities for staff and differentiated instruction for students. Small class sizes, a dedicated and enthusiastic staff and endless extra-curricular opportunities ensure that this progressive school district is poised for continued growth and excellence well into the future.

NORTH FOND DU LAC BOARD OF EDUCATION School Board members are elected for three-year terms President John Duffy (920) 9299039

Vice President John Goldapske (920) 922-7832 Treasurer Ryan Pelot (920) 921-4152

Clerk Steve Hock (920) 923-6679 Member Paul Haase ( 920) 923-2851

Horace Mann High School held its homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 (Aileen andrews/The Reporter)



225 McKinley St. North Fond du Lac (920) 929-3750




EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Early Childhood, 4K and kindergarten) FRIENDSHIP LEARNING CENTER (Grades 1-5) PRINCIPAL MELANIE COWLING 1115 Thurke Ave. North Fond du Lac (920) 929-3757




Libraries in Fond du Lac County are members of the Winnefox Library System. BRANDON PUBLIC LIBRARY 117 E. Main St. Brandon, WI 53919 (920) 346-2350 CAMPBELLSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY 220 N. Helena St. Campbellsport Wisconsin, 53010 (920) 533-8534 FOND DU LAC PUBLIC LIBRARY 32 Sheboygan St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 929-7080

NORTH FOND DU LAC PUBLIC LIBRARY Spillman Library 719 Wisconsin Ave. North Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 929-3771

OAKFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY 130 N. Main St. Oakfield, WI 53065 (920) 583-4552

RIPON PUBLIC LIBRARY 120 Jefferson St. Ripon, WI 54971 (920) 748-6160

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Upcoming Small Business Short Courses: Marketing Your Small Business: June 27 Tax Deductions for Small Business: July 11 Jumpstart Your Business Plan

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*Children ages 3-5 yrs. *Five 60 min. lessons *Music, dance & storytelling *Instrument exploration *Snack and Crafts

Are you the parent of a child under 3?

Do you have concerns about your child’s development? To make a referral, request a free screening or for more information call Fond du Lac County’s Children’s Services Referral Line at


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University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac is a freshman/sophomore campus of the University of Wisconsin, and offers courses that are a foundation for 250 majors. Academic offerings include day and evening credit courses, study skills workshops and a college success courses. Our classes are offered in traditional, online, accelerated and blended formats. More than ten bachelor’s degrees can be earned entirely on the UW-Fond du Lac campus from five different 4-year UW institutions. The park-like campus is composed of six

buildings that surround a two-acre lake. The 60-acre Gottfried Arboretum serves as an outdoor classroom and provides recreational opportunities. In 2011, the college enrolled 790 students.

A $13 million expansion/renovation project was completed in the fall of 2000 and transformed UW-Fond du Lac into a modern facility with new science labs and larger and brighter classrooms. A two-story University Center was added to the campus as part of the renovation project and includes a commons area that is popular with students and also serves as the setting for several community events. The University Center includes a new library,

Marian University is located at 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac. (Aileen Andrews/Reporter)

music suite, the 340-seat Prairie Theater, campus bookstore and cafeteria. The UW-Fond du Lac Foundation offers a number of academic scholarships for new, continuing and returning adult students. The Foundation awards approximately $30,000 in scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000 each year. • 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac, WI. • Information: (920) 929-1100 • Admissions: (920) 929-1122 • Financial aid: (920) 929-1122 •


Hartford and Ripon.


Formerly known as Marian College, Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes.

In 2011, more than 19,223 students were taking some type of class at MPTC. Of that number, 1,739 are full-time students.

Ripon College is a four-year, private, liberal arts and sciences college located in Ripon, a city of 7,500.

Coeducational since 1970, the Catholic university offers a values-based education with more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors in liberal arts and pre-professional programs for traditional undergraduates and through the Marian Adult Accelerated Program.

MPTC offers a variety of online and blended education options for students. Industryexperienced instructors provide unique, qualified training to students to meet the demand of area employers.

The college was founded in 1851 and converted from a college preparatory school to a four-year college in 1863. Today, Ripon’s campus encompasses 250-tree-covered acres and includes 25 buildings, several on the National Register of Historic Places.

Marian offers undergraduate, adult, master’s and doctoral degree programs. In the 2011-2012 academic year, it welcomed 2,615 undergraduate and graduate students to its main campus in Fond du Lac and to centers in Appleton and West Allis as well as several outreach sites throughout the state. The institution has one of the lowest studentfaculty ratios in the state, and strives to promote its core values as a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice and joined together by spiritual traditions. • 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI. • Information: (920) 923-7600 • Admissions: (920) 923-7650 • Financial aid: (920) 923-7614 •

MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE Moraine Park Technical College was established in 1912 and is one of 16 technical colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System and offers more than 100 career options for students, along with clubs and opportunities to travel abroad. Its campuses are located in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, with regional centers in

Class offerings include more than 50 associate of applied science degrees and technical diploma programs, along with nearly 60 certificates and apprenticeships that focus on seven core abilities. Non-credit offerings assist those who are looking to maintain a license, receive certification or gain personal enrichment. From individual students to business owner, classes are designed so participants can learn at the time, place and pace that works for them. Flexible Learning Experience Degrees (FLEX) and online and blended programs allow MPTC students to earn degrees while maintaining their busy schedules. The college’s Economic & Workforce Development staff offers customized training for business owners. In addition, you can stay connected with MPTC on and follow them on, Facebook, Twitter and by reading blogs written by the MPTC community. • 235 N. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI. • Information: (920) 922-8611 • Admissions: (920) 924-3200 • Financial aid: (920) 924-3207 •

The college offers 33 majors and 37 minors, internships, study abroad, collaborative research with faculty, summer research and ROTC. Ripon College is a residential college. Nine of 10 students live on campus where they participate in more than 70 campus organizations, 23 NCAA Division III sports and 14 intramural sports. More than 70 student clubs and organizations include College Days, the oldest continuously published student newspaper in Wisconsin. Ripon College’s 990 undergraduates represent 33 states and 14 countries. Ripon College’s its mission is to prepare students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. The intent of the liberal arts curriculum and residential campus is to create an intimate learning community in which students experience a personalized education. The Ripon College community recently met their 13th President Dr. Zach P. Messitte. He will assume his new duties starting July 1 • 300 Seward St., Ripon, WI. • Information: (800) 947-4766 • Admissions: (800) 947-4766 • Financial aid: (877) 742-9532 •

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Licenses Information Guide VITAL RECORDS

OBTAINING BIRTH/DEATH CERTIFICATES How to obtain birth/death certificates: If the birth/death occurred in Fond du Lac County, contact: Register of Deeds 160 S. Macy St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Telephone: 920-929-3018 If the birth/death occurred elsewhere in the state of Wisconsin, contact the Register of Deeds in that county or go to: If the birth/death occurred in another state, go to:


OBTAINING DIVORCE JUDGMENTS How to obtain divorce judgments: If the divorce occurred in Fond du Lac County, contact: Clerk of Courts 160 S. Macy Street Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Telephone: 920-929-3038 If the divorce occurred elsewhere in the state of Wisconsin, contact the Clerk of Courts in that county or go to: If the divorce occurred in another state, go to:

OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE Age: Any person who has attained the age of 18 may marry if otherwise competent. If a person is between the ages of 16 and 18, the license will be issued only with the written consent of parents, guardian or custodian. If the parents are divorced, proof must be provided showing legal guardianship. If one parent is deceased, a certified death certificate is needed. Proof of Age: Both parties are required to present a certified copy of their birth certificate from the state or county where the birth occurred. (Hospital birth certificates, baptismal certificates and state notifications of birth registration are not acceptable.) Residency: Application must be made in the county in which one or both parties have resided for at least 30 days. If both parties are residents of other states, application must be made in the county where the ceremony is to be held. If neither person has been a resident of any county for 30 days prior to applying, application must also be made in the county where the ceremony is to be held. Photo ID and Proof of Residency: Both parties must present photo identification (current valid driver’s license, alien card, school ID, etc.) and documentation showing a correct address for proof of residency (driver’s license, rent receipt, checking account, utility bill, etc.). Divorced Persons: Applicants who have been divorced may not remarry until 6 months after the granting of the judgment of divorce regardless of where the action took place. Application cannot

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be made until 5 days prior to the divorce being finalized. Proof of How Last Marriage Ended: Signed and dated copies of the judgment of divorce papers or legal annulment papers, or a certified copy of the death certificate must be shown at the time of application. Social Security Numbers: Both parties must provide their social security number. It is not necessary to bring the cards. Ceremony Information: The date of the wedding; name and telephone number of the officiant performing the ceremony; and wedding location, including the county and name of the city, village or township, must be provided. Waiting Period: A 5-day waiting period is required by law. A waiver may be obtained by nonresidents of Wisconsin for an additional fee. The license is valid for 30 days after the date of issuance and the marriage must be performed within that period. Translator (if needed): If either party does not speak or understand English, a third party translator must be present at the time of application. The translator must be an uninterested party. Relationship: Persons closer in relationship than second cousin may not marry except when the female has attained the age of 55 years. (For exceptions, call the County Clerk’s Office.) Application: The couple (one male and one female) must apply together. Appointments are not necessary. License Fee: The application fee of $90 is payable at the time of application by cash only.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST Certified copies of birth certificates required (Hospital certificates, baptismal certificates and state notifications of birth registration are not accepted.) Current Valid Photo IDs. Proof of residency in Fond du Lac County from one applicant (If photo ID does not contain the current address, the applicant will need 3 dated bills or other official correspondence addressed to the applicant with the applicant’s current street address. Mail addressed to a post office box does not fulfill this requirement.) Social Security numbers (Applicants do not need to bring their cards.) Proof of how last marriage ended (signed and dated judgment of divorce or legal annulment papers, or certified death certificate). Ceremony information (wedding location, officiant name and phone number). $90 application fee, cash only. Foreign language: documents in another language must have a certified translation, or a translator must be present. The translator must be an uninterested party.

Fond du Lac County Clerk’s Office 160 S. Macy St. Fond du Lac, Wis. 920-929-3000 Office Hours — Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.* *Applications are accepted only until 4 p.m. OBTAINING DECLARATION OF DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP Age: Any person who has attained the age of 18 and is competent to enter into a legal contract may apply for a Declaration of Domestic Partnership. Residency: Application must be made in the county in which one or both parties have resided for at least 30 days. The applicants must share a common residence. Application: Both parties must apply together in person. The certificate will be issued 5 days after the date of application. Fee: The application fee of $90 is payable at the time of application by cash only. Proof of Age: Both parties are required to present a certified copy of their birth certificate, which has a raised seal on it, from the state or county where the birth occurred. (Hospital birth certificates and

state notifications of birth registration are not acceptable.) Photo ID and Proof of Residency: Both parties must present photo identification (current valid driver’s license, alien card, school ID, etc.) and documentation showing a correct address for proof of residency (driver’s license, rent receipt, checking account, utility bill, etc.). Social Security Numbers: Both parties must provide their social security number. It is not necessary to bring the cards. Proof of How Last Domestic Partnership or Marriage Ended: If either applicant has been in a prior legal domestic partnership or was previously married, they must provide a copy of the appropriate termination document. If a prior legal domestic partnership was terminated, the termination must have been filed with the Register of Deeds Office at least 90 days prior to the new application. Translator (if needed): If either party does not speak or understand English, a third party translator must be present at the time of application. The translator must be an uninterested party. The regulations contained in this pamphlet are governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin. The regulations are the same statewide. The cost of a domestic partnership and waiver may vary



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from county to county. Certificate of Domestic Partnership The Certificate of Domestic Partnership is issued 5 days after the application. One of the applicants or their designee can pick up the certificate any time on or after the date of issue. Completing the Certificate In the County Clerk’s Office Couples wishing to sign and complete their certificate in the County Clerk’s Office can do so provided both applicants are present at the same time. There is no fee for this service. Completing the Certificate Outside of the County Clerk’s Office The certificate can be signed and completed in front of any Notary Public. There is no time limit for the completion of the certificate. Filing the Certificate Once completed, the certificate must be filed in the Register of Deeds Office. The domestic partnership does not go into effect until the date the declaration is accepted and filed at the Register of Deeds Office. There is no fee to file the certificate with the Register of Deeds; however, there is a fee to obtain a certified copy of the certificate. Information regarding certified copies will be provided with the certificate.

DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP APPLICATION CHECKLIST Certified copy of birth certificate required: (Hospital certificates, baptismal certificates and state notifications of birth registration are not accepted.) Must be 18 years of age. Current valid photo Ids. Proof of residency in Fond du Lac County: (If photo ID does not contain the current address, the applicant will also need three dated bills or other official correspondence addressed to the applicant with the applicant’s current street address. Mail addressed to a post office box does not fulfill this requirement.) Social Security numbers: (Applicants do not need to bring their cards.) Proof of how previous domestic partnership or marriage ended: (Certified copy of death certificate, legal annulment, divorce judgment, or certified copy of termination of domestic partnership). $90 application fee, cash only. Foreign language: Documents in another language must have a certified translation, or a translator must be present. The translator must be an uninterested party. Fond du Lac County Clerk’s Office 160 S. Macy St. Fond du Lac, Wis.


Fond du Lac Post Office 99 W. Second St. (920) 921-2911 Open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


Post Office In Festival Foods, 1125 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 273-0490 Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Eden Post Office 117 Sheridan St. (920) 477-5441 Open 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

Van Dyne Post Office N9519 Van Dyne Road (920) 688-5566 Open 8:15 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Oakfield Post Office 120 Booth St. (920) 583-3503 Open 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. FedEx self-service locations In Fond du Lac Plaza, 131 S. Main St., Fond du Lac Pickup at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Outside Bank of America, 97 S. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac

Pickup at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Outside Stretch Truck Stop, 565 N. Pioneer Road, North Fond du Lac Pickup 5:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday FedEx Drop Box Inside Staples, 835 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac Pickup 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday The UPS Store 114 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-7599 Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday

920-929-3000 Office Hours — Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.* *Applications are accepted only until 4:00 p.m.

INFORMATION GUIDE DOG LICENSING All owners of dogs in Fond du Lac County should be aware that rabies vaccinations and dog licenses are required under the statutes. Vaccination by a veterinarian against rabies of all dogs is required (Section 95.21 (2)) within 30 days after the dog reaches four months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination. Older vaccinated dogs must be revaccinated when the certificate expires or within three years of the previous vaccination. Certificates of current vaccination must be presented when obtaining dog licenses. All dogs 5 months of age or older require a license. The minimum license fee for neutered males or spayed females is $3, upon presentation of evidence attesting to the same, and $8.00 for the unneutered male or unspayed female dog. These minimums may be supplemented by local municipal action. Multiple dog licenses are $35 for 12 or fewer dogs and $3 for each dog in excess of 12. Residents should check with their municipality as individual rules and fees may apply.

UPS Drop Boxes Fond du Lac Plaza, 131 S. Main St., Fond du Lac Wisconsin Title Corp., 1020 S. Main St., Fond du Lac Stretch Truck Stop, 565 N. Pioneer Road, North Fond du Lac Staples, 835 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac AREA ZIP CODES Beaver Dam 53916

Fox Lake 53933 Green Lake 54941 Lomira 53048 Malone 53049 Mount Calvary 53057 New Holstein 53061-53062 North Fond du Lac 54935, 54937 Oakfield 53065 Ripon 54971

Brandon 53919

Rosendale 54974

Chilton 53014

Saint Cloud 53079

Eden 53019

Taycheedah 54935

Eldorado 54932

Theresa 53091

Fairwater 53931

Van Dyne 54979

Fond du Lac 54935-54937

Waupun 53963

United Way OF FOND DU LAC Fond du Lac Area United Way

Executive Director Tina Potter 74 S. Main St., Suite 201 Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 921-7010 Email:

Who We Help: The Fond du Lac Area United Way funds programs provided by United Way affiliate agencies. Using information from a locally conducted comprehensive community-needs assessment United Way learned that Fond du Lac citizens were interested in breaking cycles of generational poverty; supporting stability and independence and improving people’s health and wellness. The Fond du Lac Area United Way aligned their call to action with three new community impact goals: • Building a Supportive Community; • Building a Healthy Community; and • Building an Educated Community These programs serve persons in need throughout the Fond du Lac area, which includes the City of Fond du Lac, Brandon, Byron, Campbellsport, Eden, Fond du Lac, Johnsburg, Marytown, Mount Calvary, North Fond du Lac, Oakfield, Rosendale, St. Cloud, Taycheedah, Van Dyne and Waupun (FDL side). The programs funded by United Way for 2011 include:

Adult Literacy: Fond du Lac Adult Literacy 32 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-1907

Leadership Experience: Girl Scouts of Manitou Council 5212 Windward Ct., Sheboygan (920) 565-4575, ext.22

Service Learning: Volunteer Center 650 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-1414 Youth Assets Development: Boys & Girls Club 76 W. Second St., Fond du Lac (920) 906-6514 Financial Literacy Consumer Credit Counseling 131 S. Main St., Fond du Lac Children’s Museum 51 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-0707


Alcohol & Drug Abuse Resource Center: Lutheran Social Services of WI 131 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-5222 Behavioral Health Services: Catholic Charities 191 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-2550 Fond du Lac County Outreach: Alzheimers Assocation of SE WI 328 N. Helena St. Campbellsport, WI (920) 948-8745

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HOPE Mentoring: Volunteer Center 650 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-1414

Fresh Start/Teen Parents: Youth for Christ 303 E. Ninth St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-1416

Senior Outreach Program: Fond du Lac Senior Center 151 E. First St., Fond du Lac (920) 322-3630

One-to-One Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters 448 S. Military Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-8200

Teenscreen Program: Fond du Lac School District 72 W. Ninth St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-2900

Pregnancy & Parenting Support: Family Resource Center Inc. 122 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-4110

Youth Basketball & Football: YMCA 90 W. Second St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-3330


Affordable Child Care: YMCA 90 W. Second St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-3330 Basic Needs: The Salvation Army 237 N. Macy St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-8220 Emergency & Warming Shelters/ Housing Advocacy: Solutions Center 39 N. Sophia St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-1743

Project Youth: Lutheran Social Services 131 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-5222 Out of Home Respite Care/ Family Support Services Cerebral Palsy P.O. Box 1241, Oshkosh 1- (800) 261-1895 Out of Home Day Respite Care The Arc 500 N. Park Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 923-3038 Homeownership Habitat for Humanity 150 S. Brooke St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-6623 Circles of Support Goodwill Industries 1800 Appleton Rd., Menasha (920) 968-6832


Reducing the Incidence of Sexual Abuse: ASTOP Inc. 430 E. Division St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-5393



Health care facilities Agnesian Convenient Care Clinic 145 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 926-8492 Agnesian EZ Care (walk-in clinic) 1107 E. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 926-8700 Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — Brandon 601 E. Clark St. (920) 346-8300 Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — Brownsville 900 Main St. (920) 583-1300

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — Campbellsport 350 E. Sheboygan St. (920) 533-8361

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — Mount Calvary 100 Evergreen Road (920) 753-2311

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic 420 E. Division St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-7400

Aurora Advanced Healthcare — Mayville N8210 Highway 28 (920) 387-9175

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — Fox Lake 703 W. State St. (920) 928-6300

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — North Fond du Lac 723 Park Ridge Lane (920) 926-8600

North Fond du Lac Regional Clinic 723 Park Ridge Lane North Fond du Lac (920) 926-8600

Aurora Health Center — New Holstein 2020 Madison St. (920) 898-4262

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — Markesan 1175B N. Margaret St. (920) 398-2406

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — Ripon 790 Eastgate Drive (920) 745-3180

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — Mayville 360 S. Mountin Drive (920) 387-7500

Agnesian HealthCare/St. Agnes Hospital 430 E. Division St. Fond du Lac (920) 929-2300

Banks & credit unions


American Bank 676 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-9292

Chase 8 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-7700

Associated Bank 888 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-1217

CitizensFirst Credit Union 740 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-0503

Bank of Fond du Lac 1207 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 907-0269

Fond du Lac Credit Union 91 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 921-1123



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M&I Bank 33 W. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 923-4292

U.S. Bank 55 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-2260

National Exchange Bank & Trust 130 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-7700 346 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-7700

Marine Credit Union 80 W. Rees St. 201 Wisconsin American Drive; 661 W. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 923-7280 815 Wisconsin Ave. North Fond du Lac (920) 923-7280

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Aurora Health Center (clinic and walk-in care) 210 Wisconsin American Drive Fond du Lac (920) 907-7000 Aurora Health Center — Lomira 375 East Ave. (920) 269-2060

Fox Valley Savings Bank 51 E. First St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-7220 Hometown Bank 80 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac (920) 907-0788 245 N. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 907-2220 Horicon Bank 854 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-6505

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1. AGNESIAN HEALTHCARE Medical, surgical facilities 1,000+ employees 430 E. Division St., Fond du Lac (800) 374-4556


2. BRUNSWICK/MERCURY MARINE Engine manufacturing 1,000+ employees W6250 Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 929-5040

9. SAPUTO CHEESE USA Cheese manufacturing 250 to 499 employees N3545 County Trunk EE, Waupun (800) 824-3373

3. ALLIANCE LAUNDRY SYSTEMS Commercial laundry, dry cleaning and pressing machine manufacturing 1,000+ employees Shepard and Hall streets, Ripon (920) 748-3121

10. CITY OF FOND DU LAC Executive, legislative offices 250 to 499 employees 160 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-3400


FOND DU LAC SCHOOL DISTRICT Education 1,000+ employees 72 W. Ninth St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-2900


FOND DU LAC COUNTY Executive, legislative offices 500 to 999 employees 160 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-3000

7. J.F. AHERN CO. Nonresidential plumbing, heating and air-conditioning contractors 500 to 999 employees 855 Morris St., Fond du Lac (800) 532-4376

11. TAYCHEEDAH CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION Corrections 250 to 499 employees 751 County Trunk K, Fond du Lac (920) 929-3800 12. WAL-MART Discount department store 250 to 499 employees 377 N. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac (920) 921-6311

16. C.D. SMITH CONSTRUCTION Commercial, institutional building construction 250 to 499 employees 889 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-2900

19. SOCIETY INSURANCE Property, casualty insurance carrier 250 to 499 employees 150 Camelot Drive (888) 576-2438

17. RIPON PRINTERS Commercial lithographic printing 250 to 499 employees 656 S. Douglas St., Ripon (800) 321-3136

20. BRENNER TANK Metal tank manufacturing 100 to 249 employees 450 Arlington Ave., Fond du Lac (800) 558-9750

18. WELLPOINT COMPANIES/ ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Health, medical insurance carrier 250 to 499 employees 145 S. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 923-8700

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13. SENECA FOODS Fruit, vegetable canning 250 to 499 employees 477 S. Douglas St., Ripon (315) 926-8100

6. MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE Education 500 to 999 employees 235 N. National Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 922-8611

CHARTER Telecommunications 500 to 999 employees 165 Knights Way, Fond du Lac (888) 438-2427


14. MARIAN UNIVERSITY Education 250 to 499 employees 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac (800) 262-7426 15. RIPON PUBLIC SCHOOL Education 250 to 499 employees 1120 Metomen St., Ripon (920) 748-4600

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Fond du Lac’s partnership with newspapers goes back nearly 150 years. The seeds for The Reporter of today were sown in 1856 with the founding of the weekly Fond du Lac Commonwealth. It became the Daily Commonwealth in 1870, the year considered the founding date for The Reporter. The Reporter nameplate came into existence in 1883, when L.A. Lange established the Daily Reporter. It was the first newspaper in Fond du Lac to secure a telegraph service. The first Linotype machine used in Fond du Lac County was purchased by the Reporter Printing Co.

The Daily Reporter and the Daily Commonwealth remained competitors until 1926. As Henry Ford was instituting the eight-hour workday and fiveday work week, the two papers merged to form the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter in facilities at 18 W. First St.


The Reporter P.O. Box 630, N6637 Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, Wis., 54936-0630 920-922-4600

The newspaper marked its century celebration in 1970 with the donation and dedication of an old-fashioned Daily Newspaper & Print Shop on the grounds of Fond du Lac’s historic Galloway House and Village.

General Manager and Executive Editor: Richard Roesgen

In 1972, The Reporter was purchased by Thomson Newspapers. The name was shortened to the Fond du Lac Reporter during the 1970s, and later became simply The Reporter, reflecting the broader area of its circulation throughout Fond du Lac County and in portions of adjoining counties.

Circulation: 14,000 afternoon; 16,000 Sunday

In 1977, the newspaper ended an era of “hot metal” production, discarding its Linotype machines and letterpress and moving into a new building at 33 W. Second St. There, a new, 45,000-copy-per-hour printing press brought The Reporter to the age of offset printing. Computerization came shortly after. Today’s editions of The Reporter are composed entirely on computer screens and sent to negatives which are, in turn, printed on the offset printing plates that go on the press. Gannett Co., the current owner, purchased The Reporter in July 2000.

Founded: 1856 Joined Gannett: 2000 Lobby hours Our Fond du Lac office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Phone: 920-922-4600 Whom to call General Manager and Executive Editor: Richard Roesgen, 920-907-7880 News editor: Peggy Breister, 920-907-7912, Sports: Doug Whiteley,


Features: Peggy Breister, 920-907-7912, Photography: Patrick Flood, 920-907-7940, Obituaries: 920-907-7908, obits@fdlreporter. com

Website Manager: Peggy Breister, 920-907-7912, Corrections Inaccuracies in news items should be brought to the attention of News Editor Peggy Breister. She can be reached at 920-907-7912. Corrections will be printed immediately upon verification. News tips Got a story idea or suggestion? Need help getting your community news in the newspaper? Contact News Editor Peggy Breister at (920) 907-7912 or Advertising For questions about advertising, contact Advertising Director Lisa O’Halloran at (920) 9077991 or How to place a classified ad: Telephone: 888-774-7744 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for placing a Sunday ad is 6 p.m. Friday. Fax an ad to 877-943-0443 during the same hours as above. The fax deadline for Sunday ads is 4 p.m. Friday. The online deadline is 6 p.m. one day prior to publication, or 6 p.m. on Friday for Saturday, Sunday and Monday publications.

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Restaurants and Bars A&W Drive In 269 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac (920) 921-4320 A&W Restaurant 715 W. Main St., Waupun (920) 324-5615 Ala Roma Italian Pizzeria & Pub 171 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 929-9366 Angie V’s Supper Club 405 E. Main St., Waupun (920) 324-5094 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 841 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-1809 Arby’s W6606 Highway 23, Fond du Lac (920) 906-5054 Benson’s Holiday Hide-A-Way Resort N4241 Boy Scout Drive, Campbellsport (920) 533-8219

Big Al Capone’s N10302 Highway 151, Malone (920) 795-4140


Blanck’s Lake Aire Supper Club N8751 Lakeshore Drive, Van Dyne (920) 921-8635 Blanck’s Supper Club W2655 County Trunk Q, Malone (920) 795-4484 Boda’s Restaurant 277 S. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-9931 www.bodasrestaurantandcatering. com

Bublitz’s Family Restaurant 580 East Ave., Lomira (920) 269-4010

Dairy Queen 635 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-9171

Fiesta Tapatia 609 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 907-8184

J.D. Finnegans 2 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-5500

Burger King 790 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-6400 665 East Ave., Lomira (920) 269-7723

387 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 922-2663

Fin N’ Feather W496 County Trunk SS, Campbellsport (920) 533-4135

Jim & Linda’s Lakeview Supper Club W3496 County Trunk W, Pipe (920) 795-4116

Cabaret Supper Club & Hall 1401 Main St. St. Cloud (920) 999-3251 Cedar Lodge Supper Club N10872 Highway 151, Malone (920) 795-4574 Chinatown Kitchen 18 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-9688 Cibo Steaks & Spirits In Ramada Plaza Hotel 1 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-3000 ext. 2024 Cool River Sports Bar & Grille 99 W. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-4696 Cousin’s Subs 7 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 907-0031 928 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 907-0172 Culver’s 81 W. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-2826 W6606 Highway 23 W, Fond du Lac (920) 922-2272 969 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-5559 900 Kelly Ave., Waupun (920) 324-5224

Domino’s Pizza 301 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-3800 Duffy’s Steak House & Sports Pub In Holiday Inn, 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive Fond du Lac (920) 924-9112 Eden Café & Catering 303 W. Main St., Eden (920) 477-4204 Eden Grill N7591 Taycheedah Way, Fond du Lac (920) 924-6800 Entrees on Trays 550 Prospect Ave., North Fond du Lac (920) 922-0387 Fat Joe’s 15 W Division St, Fond du Lac (920) 933-3833 Faro’s Family Restaurant 131 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-3600 Fazoli’s 256 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 924-7549 Feed Mill Bar & Grill 2179 County Trunk Y, Lomira (920) 583-4566

Friar Tuck’s 570 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-4027 Fuji Yummy 221 N. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 933-5555 Gilles Frozen Custard 819 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-4900 Gino’s Italian Restaurant 584 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 906-9999 Googles Inn 8 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920 921-9742 Hardee’s 775 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-3434 Heidel House Resort 643 Illinois Ave., Green Lake (920) 294-3344 Idlewile Inn 1306 Main St., St. Cloud (920) 999-4404 Irish’s Bar 10 Western Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 921-9737 KFC 147 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 923-2321

Jimmy John’s 180 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 907-1234 Joan’s Kitchen 175 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-9660 Joe’s Fox Hut 41 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-2300 King’s Chef 1151 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-9888 La Sicilia 504 N. Rolling Meadows Drive Fond du Lac (920) 907-0000 Main Exchange 161 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-8181 Mancino’s Restaurant 818 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-9899 Maximillian’s 155 Fond du Lac St., Mount Calvary (920) 753-2853 Mazatlan Family Restaurant 237 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-9012

McDonald’s 929 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-0331 699 S. Military Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-7070 770 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-4740 Midtown Pub In Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-3000 Nick N Willy’s Pizza 1143 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 322-6425

Pizza Hut 718 W. Johnson St. (920) 921-5566

Sal’s Pizza 105 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-9191

Pizza Ranch 1235 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-8800

Subway 377 N. Rolling Meadows Drive Fond du Lac (920) 921-2322

Salty’s Seafood & Spirits 503 N. Park Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 922-9940

976 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-6265

Schmitty’s Oar House Bar & Grill N7044 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac (920) 907-4380

900 W. Main St., Waupun (920) 324-9000 Pizza Ville 160 W. Scott St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-1700 Pockets Bar & Grill 119 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 322-8600

Schreiner’s Restaurant 168 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-0590 Seasons Restaurant N7640 County Trunk WH, Peebles (920) 929-0404

365 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 924-9100 34 W. Pioneer Road ,Fond du Lac (920) 923-3100 5 Shaler Drive, Waupun (920) 324-9799 1030 Horicon St., Mayville (920) 387-3400 400 East Ave., Lomira (920) 269-7899

Northwinds Supper Club 321 Fond du Lac Ave., Eden (920) 477-3220

Qdoba Mexican Grill 187 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 273-0359

Sebastian’s Steak House 770 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-3333

Oasis Family Restaurant 339 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-3345

Quiznos 335 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac (920) 322-9800

Schmitz’s Bar 8 Fifth St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-3715

Sunset Supper Club N7364 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac (920) 922-4540

Oscar’s Sportsman’s Inn 156 Western Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 921-8345

Rock the House Pub & Grill N11710 Highway 175, Brownsville (920) 269-2233

Slim & Chubby’s 109 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 322-9375

Taco Bell 892 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-9990

Sombrero’s 445 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-9207

427 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-5505

Somewhere in Fond du Lac 60 Forest Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 906-9359

Taco John’s 84 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-4400

Parrot Palms 248 N. Hickory St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-1950 Perl’s Country Inn W3675 County Trunk WH, St. Peter (920) 322-8800


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The Main Pub 241 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-7815 Theo’s Cream City Chophouse 24 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-8899 Three Acres North 113 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-6588 Tommy J’s Bar N9463 County Trunk Q, Malone (920) 795-4525 Trepanier’s Backyard Grill & Bar 838 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-9400 Tucker’s Hamburgers 444 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-1200 927 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-1146 Wendt’s on the Lake N9699 Lakeshore Drive, Van Dyne (920) 688-5231 Yummy Chinese 129 University Drive, Fond du Lac (920) 923-6668

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The Coliseum Sports Bar & Grill 91 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-9599



fond du lac Apostolic Christian W5324 E. Pioneer Road 923-3728 Ascension Lutheran 901 County Trunk V 922-3353 Calvary Bible 70 E. Pioneer 921-0530 Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Episcopal) 51 W Division St. 921-3363 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 347 N. Country Lane 924-7425

Area churches Church of Our Saviour (Lutheran); 363 S. Main St. 922-0020 Church of Peace; (United Church of Christ) 158 S. Military Road 921-8215 Community Church, (non-denominational) N6717 Streblow Drive 922-1477 Community United Methodist; 701 Minnesota Ave. North Fond du Lac 921-5567 Cornerstone Worship Center; (non-denominational) 154 W. McWilliams 923-4442

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Divine Savior Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 1081 Prospect North Fond du Lac 923-1532 Faith Lutheran (Wis. Synod) 55 Prairie Road 922-3530

Immanuel Trinity Lutheran 20 Wisconsin American Drive 921-4545

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 570 Marshall 921-6472

First Baptist 721 E. Scott 922-1945

Lighthouse Christian (non-denominational) 401 S. National 921-3477

First Church of Christ, Scientist 593 E. Johnson 921-8525

Luther Memorial Lutheran 134 21st. 922-7421

First Presbyterian 1224 Fourth St. 922-0425

Presentation Catholic Church, 705 Michigan Ave. North Fond du Lac 921-9383

The Garden (non-denominational) 402 E. Ninth St. 251-3063

Redeemer Lutheran (Wis. Synod) 606 Forest Ave. 921-4020

Grace Christian Church, (non-denominational) W4688 Fourth Street Road 923-5292

St. Paul’s Lutheran 1010 Adams Ave. North Fond du Lac 922-1080

Grace Reformed Church 163 E. 18th St. 922-7211

St. Peter’s Lutheran (Wis. Synod) 1600 S. Main St. 921-8075

Good Shepherd Lutheran (Wis. Synod) 855 Martin Ave. 921-8500

Salem United Methodist 120 Sheboygan St. 921-8608

Holy Family Catholic Community (comprised of four area Catholic churches) 271 Fourth Street Way 921-0580

Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church W1562 County Road B, Eden (920) 477-3030

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox 198 N. Macy St. 921-4364 Hope Lutheran 260 Vincent 922-5130

Spirit of Life 240 N. National Ave. 923-9222 Thrive Church (non-denominational) 303 E. Ninth 933-0842 Trinity Baptist 400 E. Johnson St. 922-9044


The Fond du Lac Blades Juvenile skaters took the ice for the annual Foot of the Lake Synchronized Skating Classic, held at the Family Blue Line Ice Skating Show on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2011.

Things to Do Fond du Lac is strategically located and known for its proximity to Lake Winnebago, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and the National Ice Age Reserve Unit. The area is very popular for water sports, hunting, hiking and more. A trip in the countryside will provides beautiful scenery and exciting recreation, the cities of Fond du Lac and Ripon provide visitors with great restaurants, fine dining, wonderful historical districts and many cultural events.

When in the city of Fond du Lac, enjoy touring the many historical areas and the wonderfully maintained homes and mansions, with a variety of architectural styling, from the late 1800s and early 1900s. If you want family fun, make a stop at the llama farm or take the 20-minute drive to Ripon and see the Clydesdales. In addition to horses, Ripon has more to offer including Ripon College, a wonderful downtown

Whether you love to hike, bike and escape to the great outdoors, or want to soak up history and admire spectacular architecture, you can do it in Fond du Lac. And since Fond du Lac’s location places it within one hour of Wisconsin’s major cities — Milwaukee, Madison, the Fox Cities, and Green Bay — it’s Wisconsin’s convenient and fabulous get-away. Among highlights are the following 101 things to do in and around Fond du Lac.

Parks and Recreation

Fond du Lac’s gem: Lakeside Park — With more than 400 acres of open recreational space on the south end of Lake Winnebago, Lakeside Park has become the gem of Fond du Lac. Summertime brings impressive flower displays, boating of all kinds, picnics and children of all ages to the many playgrounds. Summer also marks the opening of the Lakeside Park Light House and its observation tower, open April 15

– Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to dusk, weather permitting. Visitors can take nostalgic rides on the miniature train and enjoy the antique carousel. And while at Lakeside Park, be sure to visit the whitetail deer exhibit. Lakeside Park is also host to a spectacular holiday event filled with Christmas lights, decorations and music. 923-3010. Horicon National Wildlife Refuge — Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is located south of Fond du Lac and is worth a trip to witness waterfowl and its habitat, plus much more. In spring and fall, the marsh is alive with migrating birds, including the famous Canada geese. The refuge is 32,000 acres of ice age legacy, beginning as a lake then gouged out by glaciers and pushed southward. The land has been used as a wildlife refuge since 1943 and is part of the National Ice Age Reserve Unit. The many acres of grasslands and wetlands shelter more than 250 species of birds including geese, herons, egrets and many songbirds. The marsh is best known as a rest stop for over 200,000 migrating Canadian Geese during the spring and fall. The Wildlife Refuge is also home to a variety of upland game such as muskrats, CONTINUED ON PAGE 42

Fond du Lac, which means “Foot of the Lake,” received its name from the French trappers exploring the south end of Lake Winnebago. The city’s 400-acre Lakeside Park serves as a central location to go and enjoy the outdoors, bringing both families and the community together.

area, and festivals throughout the year. Ripon also is proud to have contributed to the political shaping of our country by being the birthplace of the Republican Party.

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deer and fox. Trails are open year round for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and wildlife observation. Waterfowl and non-waterfowl hunting allowed. Weekend naturalist programs are offered during the spring and fall at DNR offices. There are many “side trips” and explorations within the marsh. 387-2658. Henry Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center — A great way to explore Wisconsin’s glacial history is a visit to the Henry Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center, located just south of Dundee. Part of the Ice Age Trail, the Visitor Center, N2875 Highway 67, Campbellsport, provides educational information, including films, exhibits and panoramas about the glaciers that carved out Wisconsin; the glaciers in this part of the Kettle Moraine are specifically highlighted. Open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9:30-5 p.m. …583-8322.

Ledgeview Nature Center – North and east of Fond du Lac is the Ledgeview Nature Center. It is located at W2348 Short Road, Chilton. Three natural solution caves carved through the limestone by carbonic acid over thousands of years are open to the public for tours led by center naturalists. The center is situated on more than 100 acres with three miles of nature trails, a 60-foot observation tower and groomed cross-country ski trails…849-7094. Horicon Marsh Boat Tours — Located in downtown Horicon at 311 N. Mill St., these tours are your access into the Horicon Marsh, the Little Everglades of the North. Come explore the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Sightseeing, Birding Adventure and Sunset Cruise boat tours, canoe/kayak rentals and gift shop. Visit: http://www.horiconmarsh. com/ or call Gary Zuelsdorf at 800-814-4474. Wind Power Windsurfing & Kite Center — Have an interest in windsurfing and kitesurfing? Visit the Wind Power Windsurfing and Kite Center located on Winnebago Drive, on the south shore of Lake Winnebago. Kevin Gratton and staff offer instruction for ALL levels of sailors. From proper rigging and equipment selection to tacking and

full-planning jibes, they will teach you what you want to learn. Gratton has been teaching since the spring of 1983 after he completed the BIG Instructor Training. He is also a certified Mistral Instructor since 1985 and an Instructor Trainer since 1986. Call 922-2550 or visit: http://www. Do It All Sports Arena — The Do It All Sports Arena provides year-around fun, whether it be indoor soccer, basketball, baseball workshops and more. This Indoor/outdoor sports center offers the following: soccer, arena football, basketball, volleyball, roller hockey, inline skating, climbing cave, hi ball, outdoor and indoor paint ball, kids’ soft play area, video lounge. A great place for family outings and parties. Located northeast of the city at N7799 Highway 151, call 922-2255 or visit: Fondy Sports Park – This indoor/outdoor sports and amusement park offers the following: Go karts, off-road karting, paintball shooting gallery, bumper boats, lighted golf driving range, mini golf, video arcade, hi ball/aero ball and batting cages. There’s a snack bar and picnic areas and it is located just east of the city at N5820 County Trunk D, call 923-6400 or visit: Open April through October.

Marsh Haven Nature Center – Any visit to the Horicon Marsh should start at Marsh Haven Nature Center, located just east of Waupun on Highway 49. Take self-guided nature trails and explore the habitat surrounding the center. The center houses a wildlife art gallery, gift shop and museum displays of the marsh. Open spring, summer and fall, the center also offers

a wealth of information of the fauna of the marsh…386-2182.


A wading bird takes off into the setting sun on Lake Winnebago near Roosevelt Park in Taycheedah. (Patrick Flood/Reporter)

Wild Goose State Trail — The Wild Goose State Trail runs from Fond du Lac in the north to Clyman in the south. The Wild Goose Trail is an ornithologist’s haven as the majority of the trail runs by the western edge of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge where thousands of birds live, and migratory waterfowl stop at on their annual flight south. Parking is available at Fond du Lac (off Rolling Meadows Drive), Marsh Haven Nature Center, Fireman’s Park (Juneau) and at Hwy 60. Restrooms are available at the Nature Center, Hwy. 60 Trailhead, Oakfield Village Park, Juneau City Park. The trail runs 34 miles. Visit: www. Mascoutin Valley State Park Trail — The Mascoutin Valley State Trail is a 31-mile multipurpose recreation trail extending from Fond du Lac to Berlin, Wisconsin. The first leg of the trail is located on the former Chicago and Northwestern Railroad line between Fond du Lac and Ripon. From Ripon, the trail extends north to Berlin, a distance of 12 miles on the former Milwaukee Road line. Currently, there is no designated connection between these two sections of trail in the City of Ripon. In 2002, a trailhead parking lot was constructed at Rolling Meadows Drive in Fond du Lac. A trailhead parking lot is also located in Berlin. Another trailhead parking lot is located on Locust Road, adjacent to the trail north of Ripon.

Kiekhaefer Park – Located just northeast of Fond du Lac, an area for hiking, cross country skiing, walking and nature observation, Kiekhaefer Park is just three miles northeast of Fond du Lac, off Hwy. 151. Head north to Kiekhaefer Pkwy. This is a 120-acre park for hiking, biking, sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Groomed trails. Scenic overlooks of Lake Winnebago.

Eldorado Marsh — Eldorado Marsh is located five miles west of the City of Fond du Lac, and consists of over 6,000 acres of state-owned land. A trail runs through the center of the marsh, permitting the visitor to observe wildlife at close range. Deer, waterfowl, raccoons, muskrats, rabbits, songbirds and other wildlife are common. This marsh is heavily used by sportsmen hunting deer, geese, ducks and pheasants, and is also used for hiking and birdwatching. The south edge of the marsh can also be viewed by traversing the Mascoutin Trail, (see related entry). Lakeside Park West — This park is located west of the popular Lakeside Park, and accessed by taking Hwy. 45 north off Scott Street, approximately 1/4 mile. Look for “Lakeside Park West” sign on east side of road. Follow road east until it meets Lake Winnebago boat docks and launching area. Turn left and follow gravel road north until it ends at small parking area, the shore of Lake Winnebago. A secluded area adjacent to a marshy area with numerous trails that pass through both wooded areas and out in the open. Dog park also located here. Riggs Park, Ripon — This park is the most recent addition to the Fond du Lac County park system. At 300 acres, Riggs County Park is the county’s largest park. Purchased in 1998, the park is planned as a largely natural area with 180 acres of wetlands, 70 acres of native prairie restoration and about 50 acres of active recreation areas including trails, picnic areas, a shelter, sledding hill, bathhouse and man-made swimming lake. A master plan prepared for the park in 1998-1999 is guiding development of the property. Fond du Lac County Park - Waupun — Waupun County Park is the second largest county park in the county at 103 acres. It is located at 825 County Trunk MMM, on the northwest edge of Waupun. The park contains a wooded 42 unit public campground, with electrical hookups, restrooms and showers. Other facilities include playground equipment, two open-air picnic

shelters, one enclosed shelter and a baseball field. Rock River Country Club, a golf course and restaurant, is located adjacent to the park. 9213135.


Waupun Dog Park, Waupun — Waupun is pleased to offer an area for local dog owners to bring their dogs to run and play, as well as socialize with other dogs. It is open from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week, year round. Please use the driveway entrance to the Waupun Area Animal Shelter. You may stop in at City Hall (201 E. Main Street) for an information guide that contains the rules and regulations. (903 N. Madison St.) Buttermilk Creek Park — Located on South Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, the park has ample space for leisurely walks. It has a band shelter that hosts evening concerts Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Tennis courts are available and there is a large hill for sledding in winter. Bathrooms and Noon Kiwanis Shelter located at the park. Fond du Lac County Aquatic Center — Water park open in summer and containing water slides, showers, kids pool and wading pool. Changing area and restrooms. Fee charged for seasonal and daily use. Playground equipment and park located around the pool… 921-3135. Taylor Park, Fond du Lac — Located at the corner of South Hickory and Emma Streets, Fond du Lac, the park features a swimming pool and historic pavilion. It also has picnic areas, seating, tennis courts and sidewalks for leisurely strolls…322-3955. Fond du Lac Skateboard Park — Located off of North Hickory Street, Fond du Lac, and as a part of Adelaide Park, the skating area is paved and features a variety or ramps and jumps for skateboarders…322-3955. Kettle Moraine State Forest — Kettle Moraine State Forest is located in the southeastern part of Fond du Lac County and is a 10,582acre portion of the 27,725-acre northern unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest. Made up of geological formations caused by retreating glaciers, the forest is managed for forestry and outdoor recreation. Textbook examples of glacial landforms are scattered throughout the forest, such as drumlins, kames, eskers and kettles. The major recreational developments within the forest are located at Mauthe Lake south of New Prospect, and at Long Lake north of Dundee. Both have excellent camping and hiking facilities. CONTINUED ON PAGE 44

Eisenbahn Trail, Eden to West Bend — Traveling south from Fond du Lac, hikers and bikers can enjoy one of the area’s newest trails, the Eisenbahn State Trail, which has its start in Eden. The trail travels south through Campbellsport and then on to West Bend. The Department of Natural Resources entered into an agreement with Washington County to develop and maintain approximately 12 miles of the 24 miles of abandoned rail corridor on the former C& NW Rail Road right-of-way that extends from the City of West Bend, Washington County to Eden in Fond du Lac County. The Washington County trail segment extends from Rusco Road south of the City of West Bend north to the Washington/Fond du Lac county line.

Hobbs Woods — Located three miles south of Fond du Lac off Hickory Road, Hobbs Woods is a 60-acre county park devoted to hiking and nature study. Most of the park is thickly wooded, but several acres of prairie, planted in 1979-80, are coming along well. Parsons Creek carves a large ravine through the park, and harbors some naturally reproducing brook trout. About three miles of nature trails, which are keyed to a selfguiding brochure, wind through the park.




Mauthe Lake offers electricity, trailer sites, tent camping, fireplaces, picnic tables, sanitary facilities and drinking water, while Long Lake offers all of the above except electricity. Hiking trails and cross-country ski trails are available in several parts of the Kettle Moraine. http:// 262626-2116 Spectrum roller skating — Roller skating for the public is one of the main attractions at Spectrum, 605 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac, call 923-5190. Spectrum offers banquets and catering since 1984. Fond du Lac BMX Park— Located on North Hickory Street, Fond du Lac, the track offers family fun, plus opportunities for competition against riders throughout the area. BMX racing is a family sport open to all ages and gender, ages range from 3 to 60-plus. The Track is open from sun-up to sun-down every day in the summer, with races on Sunday and Thursday night. Track phone: 266-6317 Web site: www.fdlbmxclub. com.

Blue Line ice skating — There are three ice rinks in this facility which operates most of the year. Home of the Blue Line Club which supports youth hockey, as well as home of the Fond du Lac Bears, semi-professional team. This is a non-profit skating facility that supports the development of skating among people of all ages and abilities. The Center, through education and training, helps develop amateur athletes for local, regional, national and international competition in skating sports...923-0717


Fondy Soccer Association Complex — Located between UW-Fond du Lac and Moraine Park Technical College, on Fond du Lac’s east side, just off Highway 23, the complex has a lighted, premier field in addition to over 30 other fields of play plus concessions area. Over 2,000 kids use the facility throughout the spring, summer and fall. Currently the Fond du Lac Soccer Association has 1,750 kids playing, 129 recreation teams and 23 select teams…907-0411


Little White School House — Located in Ripon, this is home to the birthplace of the Republican Party. The Little White School House, located at 303 Blackburn St., became famous one legendary night in 1854 when a group of Whigs, Free Soldiers, and Democrats held a secret meeting to try to prevent the extension of slavery into the north. The famous landmark

has been relocated and update and holds information regarding the famous meeting that took place long ago. The result of this meeting was the creation of the Republican Party — a unified front against slavery…748-6764 The Octagon House — Located in Fond du Lac at 276 Linden St., this is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a 12-room home, originally built in 1856 as an Indian fort and holds a rich history. Once used as part of the Underground Railroad, this house contains nine passageways, a secret room and a hand-dug underground tunnel. Is it haunted? You be the judge. Group and family tours are available by appointment, plus special seasonal events. Admission…922-1608. Ripon historical district — It’s easy to get a close-up view of the architecture with a stroll back through time in Ripon. Admire the original architecture of downtown Ripon, which has been carefully preserved and restored. The Ripon skyline has even earned a place on the National Register of Historical Places. This area is also home to the Historic Commercial District which houses such buildings as the first Marcus Theater, the Maples House…possibly the oldest building in Ripon, the original 1st National Bank, and many other historically significant sites…748-6764. Fond du Lac’s Galloway House and Village — Located at 336 Old Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac. Want to see firsthand a historic Victorian village and a main building, the Galloway House? Visit the site on Fond du Lac’s south side to view the building, completed in 1880. This stately 30room Victorian mansion boasts a multitude of Italian details. The village consists of 23 authentic buildings including a photographer’s shop, country store, a church, one room schoolhouse, a newspaper office and many other buildings that depict turn of the century commerce and lifestyle. Open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and weekends in September… 922-6390 and 922-1166. Fond du Lac Lighthouse and Observation Deck — Located at the east side of Lakeside Park, the Fond du Lac lighthouse is open to climb up on inside stairs. Self-guided tours May 1-Oct. 15, weather permitting. 8 a.m. to dusk. Free admission. Climb this 40-ft tall working lighthouse for a spectacular view of Lake Winnebago and Lakeside Park. The city’s signature attraction is one of the most photographed structures in town. Built in 1933 during the Great Depression, wooden Cape Cod style painted white with a flagstone base, free telescope views. Decorated and spotlighted for

the holidays every December. Siberian Outpost — Located at N9103 County Trunk W, Malone, the Siberian Outpost features dog sled demonstrations and rides. Assist with the harnessing process in preparation for the ride, drive the dogs (called mushing), learn about the history of these huskies and the sport of dog sledding…960-4252. Fond du Lac’s Painted Lady — A historic Queen Anne Victorian mansion, known as Fond du Lac’s “Painted Lady,” is located at 199 E. Division St., Fond du Lac. It was built in 1892 and was designed to replicate a German Castle and has been painstakingly restored by the current residents of the home. Take a tour and see the eight beautiful fireplaces and the lincrusta ceilings all designed by Italian artists. Special holiday events are held throughout the year. Private and group tours available year round by appointment. Admission charged. 921-2257 or 922-0090. Larson’s Famous Clydesdales — Visit the Larson Clydesdale Ranch, W12654 Corner Road, Ripon, and have a heartwarming day meeting and seeing how these gentle giants live. It’s an exciting and educational experience, learning about the history of the Clydesdales and the work they do. See a demonstration of a cart class in full costume and harness. Tour the museum and see antique hitch wagons, harnesses and equipment, plus the Clydesdale gift shop. Make sure you have time to stay and watch the 1 p.m. grandstand show and see these national and international competition-winning Clydesdales in action. Open May 1 through Nov. 1, Monday through Saturday, for 90-minute guided tours. Reservations preferred. Admission. 748-7466. Talking Country Roads — Have an adventure on this unique automobile tour of the rural roads of Fond du Lac County and learn the rich history of the area. Choose from Kettle Moraine State Forest & the Ice Age Area and Campbellsport; or Fond du Lac & the Holyland, Farm Country and Historic Ripon; or the Edge of Horicon National Wildlife refuge and Waupun. Cassettes are available for rental or purchase for your audio tour…923-3010 Fond du Lac Talking House Tours — Visit the Fond du Lac Convention & Visitors Bureau on the east Frontage Road to indulge in a true sampling of Fond du Lac’s fascinating architecture and geographical charm. Twenty-four homes and sites are included on this driving tour, 14 of which are talking sites. Tune in your radio and


hear some of Fond du Lac’s most famous buildings talk to you. 923-3010. St. Paul’s Cathedral — View an outstanding collection of German and American woodcarvings in an English Gothic setting found at St. Paul’s Cathedral, near downtown Fond du Lac. See 19th century stained/painted glass windows, marble statuary, endolithic marble frontal, oil paintings and frieze. Stop in at 51 W. Division St. or call 921-3363 or 922-1833. Visit: www. Tours by appointment. Villa Loretto Tour & Lunch — Located east of Fond du Lac in Mount Calvary, at N8114 County Trunk WW, Mount Calvary, visitors can pet a llama, see goats and enjoy a ranch. Call 753-3211 or visit: . One of the highlights is the fainting goats at this unusual ranch run by nuns — part of the retirement complex they operate. More than 200 animals to see and photograph; peacocks to emus. Beautiful gardens and fish ponds. Gift shop. Public lunchroom, snack bar, and “Nun Better Bakery” stocked with homemade cookies and pizza. Customized pre-arranged group tours may include nun-driven hayrides, spinning and weaving demonstrations, games, lunch and more. Free unguided tours year round. Jim Baldauf — Stop at 220 Morris St., Fond du Lac, to view the private car collection of Jim Baldauf. Best call ahead for an appointment. Browse through a showroom of fully restored antique cars, home of a 1949 Oldsmobile, one of only five in the world.

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EAA Museum, Oshkosh — Located in Oshkosh, at the corner of Highways 41 and 44, it is the site of the world’s largest aviation event. The museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world, a year-round destination for the entire family. Come and explore world-class displays and galleries. Marvel at aviation innovations in our collection of more than 250 historic airplanes. Spend time in one of our five movie theaters. Take a ride in a vintage airplane at Pioneer Airport — a real working aerodrome right out of the golden age of aviation. Witness a piece of history in the Eagle Hangar, our tribute to World War II aviation. Web site: www.airadventuremuseum. org.

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Fond du Lac County Historical Archives and Library — Overseen by the FdL County Historical Society, explore history and ancestry. The Blakely Museum, open for tours throughout the year. This remarkable collection contains original artifacts (not reproductions) that represent the story of Fond du Lac County history and the growth of our state and nation. The displays at the Blakely Museum are presented in chronological order, beginning with the Rueping Collection of Native American artifacts all the way through the end of the 20th century. Special school tour rates are available. Call the Fond du Lac County Historical Society at 922-0991.

Wade House, Greenbush — At the historical Wade House Inn and grounds, Greenbush, east of Fond du Lac, authentically-costumed guides lead tours of the 27-room Stagecoach Inn, forge iron at the Dockstader Blacksmith Shop and demonstrate the sawyer’s craft at the Herrling Sawmill. The CONTINUED ON PAGE 46

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The Little Farmer — The Little Farmer is a festive family farm market on the east side of Lake Winnebago, just north of Fond du Lac. Open from early August through November, they offer weekend hayrides, custom caramel apples, u-pick or hand picked apples, pumpkins and special weekend events. Fresh from the bakery comes apple and other variety pies and wonderful large muffins in many flavors. Get lost in the corn maze, pet and feed the friendly goats and let the kids play on the hay tower in the play area. The hayloft Craft Barn holds many gifts and seasonal decorations. N9438 Highway 151, Malone. 921-4784. Visit:

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mill is the nation’s only working reproduction of a muley-type up-and-down sawmill. Visitors enjoy a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, featuring the state’s largest collection of horse-drawn wagons and carriages. W7824 Center St., Greenbush. Visit:


Kristmas Kringle Shoppe — Group tours are welcome at the famous Kristmas Kringle Shoppe, on South Main Street. This Midwest favorite has long been a destination for shoppers of all ages. The two-story Bavarian style shop boasts an interior that resembles streets of quaint European shops, lined with more than 70 themed Christmas trees, collectibles, animated figures and imported ornaments. 1330 S Main St. Call 800-721-2525 or 922-3900 or visit:

Music and the Arts

Ripon Concert Series — Held on the Village Green, Ripon, the annual summer concert series is perfect for a romantic date or a good time with friends. Visit the open-air concerts and enjoy wonderful music. Free to the public every Friday evening, June through August. 748-6764 RiponFest — Live bands, great food including

steaks, burgers, chicken, etc., and much more are part of Ripon’s annual celebration located at Barlow Park, on Ripon’s south side. The three-day event also features games, food, tournaments and the crowning of Miss RiponFest at the annual parade. Held the second weekend of July, be sure to call for exact dates and times of events at 748-6764.

of the Lake Poetry collective holds monthly readings, featuring acclaimed local and regional poets as well as an open mic for the novice. Windhover Center for the Arts is home to the area’s most unique public art galleries, including Great Hall Gallery, Cafe Gallery and Studio 51, exhibiting a wide variety of artists throughout the year. 921-5410

Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac — The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac offers an incredible experience for children and their caregivers and provides an invaluable asset to our region. After receiving tremendous support from the community and individuals throughout the Midwest, the Museum opened on Dec. 17, 2007. Located inside the beautifully restored Windhover Center of the Arts, it welcomes nearly 20,000 visitors each year. 9290707

Buttermilk Creek Summer Performance series — Free concerts throughout the summer at the band shelter located at Buttermilk Creek Park, located off of South Park Avenue, Fond du Lac. Wednesday night performances have included Kids From Wisconsin and touring bands and entertainers. On Monday nights, local bands perform during Night Under the Stars Series. Free concerts. Scheduled released early summer. Visit:

Windhover Center for the Arts — The Fond du Lac Children’s Museum is located within the facility which also features art galleries, performance stage and more. In addition to children’s activities, programs include a variety of adult classes, student and professional art exhibits, theatrical presentations and musical performances. The Searl Pickett Classical Music Series and Windhover Center’s Signature Series have struck a chord with local audiences. Foot


Farmers market in Fond du Lac — The farmers market in downtown Fond du Lac is open mid-May through October, every Wednesday and Saturday morning. In downtown Fond du Lac, you can find the farmers market on Saturday 6:30 to noon, in the parking lot, just south of the FdL City County Government Center. Wednesday afternoons, visit the parking area off West Division Street, just west of the river, near St. Paul’s Cathedral. Come and enjoy a huge selection of farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, as well as homemade bakery goods and crafts. Also, find organics of a wide variety. Farmers market in Ripon — The farmers market in downtown Ripon is on the corner near Ripon Drug and open June through October, every Tuesday and Saturday morning. Come and enjoy a huge selection of farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, as well as homemade bakery goods and crafts. The Ripon Farmers Market is proud to host Pumpkin Fest every October…748-6764. 46

St. Paul’s Cathedral — Located at 51 W. Division St., Fond du Lac. View an outstanding collection of German and American woodcarvings in an English Gothic setting, 19th century stained/painted glass windows, marble statuary, endolithic marble frontal, oil paintings and frieze. 921-3363 or 920-922-1833. Visit: Tours by appointment.

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Confections by Joel — Located in downtown Theresa, Confections offers the finest decadent chocolates, chocolate novelties, gourmet popcorns, specialty items and many other unique

hard to find candies. The collection of chocolate includes gourmet chocolate, truffles, toffee, caramels and hard candy and novelties. The restaurant also offers soups and sandwiches and fresh baked items. 101 N. Milwaukee St., 488-9269. Rippin’ Good Cookies Outlet Store — Located at 420 E. Oshkosh St., Ripon. Wholesale and bulk cookies on sale Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 748-0293. Kelley Country Creamery — Great ice cream and treats are available at the shop located just south of Fond du Lac. Tour the nearby farm dairy to see where the ice cream comes from. Visit Kelley Country Creamery, W5215 County Trunk B, Eden. 923-1715 www.kelleycountrycreamery. com A must see farmstead creamery where the Kelley family turns farm fresh milk into premium farmstead ice cream dripping in a multitude of flavors. Widmer Cheese Cellar in Theresa — Widmer Cheese Cellars settled in the heart of one of the richest cheese making areas in America more than 80 years ago. Embracing the manufacturing techniques which have been handed down through generations of European and Wisconsin cheese makers, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars carefully produces some of the finest Brick, Cheddar and Colby cheeses in the world. 888-878-1107 or 488-2503, 214 Henni St. www.widmerscheese. com. Casa Anna Cheese in Fond du Lac — Located at 204 W. Division St., Casa Anna Cheese sells over 130 different varieties of artisan cheese and homemade pizza.


Rolling Meadows Golf Course — Rolling Meadows is a 27-hole championship golf course located on the southwest edge of Fond du Lac. The course was constructed in the early 1970s, and has been improved each year since. Past improvements included several new tees, a new irrigation control system, new sand traps, clubhouse improvements, rehabilitation of the high-capacity irrigation well, a continuous

South Hills Country Club — Located on the southeast side of Fond du Lac, it features a private club with restaurant and clubhouse, with pool. The course is 18 holes over 6,340 yards with a par of 71. It is at 1175 Fond du Lac Ave., call 921-3636. It is two miles from downtown Fond du Lac. Camelot Golf Course — The Golf Club at Camelot has a legendary reputation for its unusual terrain and exciting golf holes. Named 2009 Best Food and Beverage Course of the Year, 2004 Golf Course of the Year and 2005 Best Pro Shop Services of the year. Located on Hwy. 67, two miles east of Lomira, in the Kettle Moraine where ancient glaciers carved out a rolling, almost romantic landscape, you’ll be hitting over hills and dales. Unique and multiple banquet facilities make this a popular spot for weddings, parties and business meetings. 2694949, Whispering Springs Golf Club — Located just east of Fond du Lac, off Hwy. 23, the course is a picturesque natural landscape, bentgrass from tee to green and new facilities. A full service public club featuring a pro shop, locker rooms, Trep’s TRAP Bar & Grill, and a state of the art banquet facility, newly renovated in 2009. www. 921-8053. Rock River Country Club — Located at 700 County Park Road, just two miles northwest of Waupun, the 18-hole “Rock River” course at the Rock River Country Club facility features 6,819 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 36.0 Thornbrook Golf Course — Fond du Lac’s Thornbrook Golf Club is a nine-hole, par three course which is open to the public from April 1 to Nov. 1. It boasts a number of sand traps and water hazards to challenge all levels of golfers. Call 922-2722. Address is N8826 Bluegill Dr. Hoerth Indoor Driving Range and Simulated Golf Experience — An indoor driving range, putting range and golf simulators all located in one heated location. Golf world-famous courses from El Dorado to Falcon Ridge. Facility is open each winter from Nov-Apr. 923-1625. 100 F Halbach Ct., off of Rolling Meadows Drive, near Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Disk Golf at Rosendale — A disk golf course

surrounds Laconia High School, located on Rosendale’s west side. Rosendale is located on Hwy. 23, 10 miles west of Fond du Lac and is one of just two disk golf courses in the area. The course is free for those who have their own disks. There are nine baskets that challenge all skill levels.


Disk Golf at Fond du Lac’s Adelaide Park — Located off North Hickory Street as part of Adelaide Park. Free for those who have disks. Scenic course with hills and near a meandering creek.All holes measure between 300 and 400 feet. Mini Golf at Fondy Sports Complex — Located on the southwest side of Fond du Lac, the mini golf course is part of a larger complex that includes bumper boats, ATV course and gokarts as well as a game room and a driving range. 923-6400.


Fond du Lac Homebuilders Parade of Homes — Held each spring with over a dozen homes included. Under auspices of The Home Builders Association of Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties, Inc. that is a locally governed non-profit organization comprised of independent business professionals. Chartered in April of 1966, the association is an active force in the local building industry. http://www.homebuildersfdldodge. com/aboutus.html. 922-9067. Art on the Island — At Lakeside Park, on the shores of Lake Winnebago, north edge of Fond du Lac. It is located on Oven Island, and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Sunday in June. Free admission. Browse through arts and crafts from across the Midwest. More than 70 artists. Food, entertainment, and children’s craft area. 3220495 for dates. Taste of Fond du Lac — Held in late February (Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013), it features over 20 restaurants. Samples of food for a minimal price. Plus entertainment by local musicians including high school bands and choral groups. Contact: 923-6555. Fond du Lac Home Show — Sponsored by Homebuilders Association of Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties, at Fond du Lac Fairgrounds each spring. March 22-24 2013, from 4-8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 922-9067. Celebrate CommUNITY — Event held in spring featuring ethnic food, celebration of CONTINUED ON PAGE 48

Culinary Arts Lunches/Dinners at Moraine Park Technical College — The two year program at MPTC trains students who are seeking careers in culinary arts. As part of the practicum, the program offers lunches and dinners to the public later in the semester. Great food at low cost. Students prepare and serve in the new restaurant located on campus.

upgrading of maintenance equipment and most recently a nine-hole addition, for a total of 27 holes. JR’s Pub at the golf course offers sandwiches and a relaxing post-golf experience. Call 929-3735 for tee times.




different cultures, bringing music and social lives to one event in a community celebration. This festival celebrates the diversity of the Fond du Lac Community. Enjoy an exciting day celebrating our heritage and other cultures through music, dance, food, crafts, and activities. Held on February 16, 2013 at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. Experimental Aircraft Association annual Fly-In — For 51 weeks a year, EAA, located in Oshkosh, is an international community of more than 160,000 members that nurtures the spirit of flight through a worldwide network of chapters, outreach programs, and other events. Then for one week each summer, EAA members and aviation enthusiasts totaling more than 500,000 from more than 60 countries attend EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport. The 2012 event is planned July 23-29. www. Downtown Fond du Lac Fondue Fest — Held each fall in downtown Fond du Lac, featuring, food, entertainment, downtown flea market, bargains, etc. Downtown streets are closed with thousands descending there for fun and food. Reserve Sept. 8, 2012, for the fun bands, jugglers, play fun for kids and adults alike. Sponsored by the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership (DFP), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life back to the heart of Fond du Lac. www.

Bicycle Races in downtown Fond du Lac –Professional cycling return to downtown Fond du Lac. The day-long event features professional races, along with competition and a street fair for kids. Event in July, TBA.


Fond du Lac County Fair — July 17-22, at Fairgrounds located off Martin Road on Fond du Lac’s east side. Nightly entertainment from national music acts. Dairy and 4-H judging, amusement games and midway rides, food, equipment and service displays and more. Visit: Walleye Weekend — Always held the second full weekend of June, it is planned June 7-10. Saturday morning walks and runs, several stages, kids entertainment and the famous Mercury Marine Walleye Fishing Tournament Saturday and Sunday. Prairie Fest at UW-Fond du Lac Gottffried Prairie and Arboretum, UW-Fond du Lac Campus — July 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine,

Parker Roloff, left, age five, picks up a fish at the annual Get Kids Hooked on Fishing not Drugs event. Sam Ernts, age six, of Fond du Lac; Calvin Peterson, age five, of Eden; and Hadley Schwefel, age five, of Eden, look on. (Aileen Andrews/Reporter)

free admission. A combination of interactive events, presentations, tours and entertainment including an art show, silent auction and a rain barrel making program. Chocolate Fantasy — Fundraiser of Soroptimist International, held on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and featuring chocolate products, gifts, baskets and raffles. GEMS (Girls Engineering Math and Science) — November 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. One-day workshop involving girls in sixth, seventh and eight grade featuring workshops, speakers and scholarships. Many sessions for girls and parents. Contact UW-Fond du Lac, Brochure_Register.pdf. Pawsitively a Ball — A fundraiser of the Fond du Lac Humane Society. Held in May, the event is a dinner and auction, plus a parade of pets. The society is committed to providing humane care and treatment to all animals needing protection, returning lost animals to owners 922-8873. Labor Day Weekend WI Street Rod Association Car Show & Corn Roast, FdL County Fairgrounds, Highway 45 south, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. See 700 street rods, watch a parade, enjoy a corn roast, live music, purchase car parts, and shop for souvenirs. Parade Saturday 10 a.m. down Main Street to Lakeside Park. Corn Roast Sun 11 a.m. Adults $5, seniors $4, children under

12 free. 979-4601. Fourth of July Fireworks and Americana Concert — Held each year at Lakeside Park Bandshell, at Lakeside Park, featuring Fond du Lac Symphonic Band. Fireworks follow. Rienzi Cemetery Walk — Held in September, the walk is narrated by historians who point out famous Wisconsin and Fond du Lac people buried at the site located at the end of Rienzi Road, east of Fond du Lac. Sturgeon Spearing — Held each year in February, the annual and unique spearing season is on Lake Winnebago. Shanties are placed on the ice and the amount and size of each fish is monitored by the Department of Natural Resources. Visit: sturgeonfortomorrow.html. Fond du Lac County Dairy/Breakfast on the Farm — Held yearly in June. In addition to a breakfast, people will be able to tour the dairy, one of the largest in Wisconsin. Additionally, daily tours are offered of the operation, call 920-766-5335. Rosendale Dairy is located at N8997 County Trunk M, Pickett. There are 8,400 cows with 82 employees. Daily milk production is 78,000 gallons from two side-by-side 80-cow carousels.


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- Founded 1967 45 YEARS



- Founded 1976 36 YEARS


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- Founded 1983 29 YEARS




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Our business focus? The success of yours. Some choose us for our strength and resources. Others for our responsiveness, agility, and the solutions we tailor to each client’s needs. At American Bank, the focus of our business is the success of yours. That’s a promise best evidenced by the company we keep. The timing’s right. Come discover the benefits of One-to-One Business Banking at locally owned, independent American Bank.

Call or visit, let’s talk business.

Chosen Best Bank 5 Years Running

676 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac


Jed Keller

Isaac Mueller


Home of One-to-One Banking OTHER COMMUNITIES WE SERVE:


505 Main St., 920-583-3166



1802 Horicon St., 920-387-8787


200 W. Main St., 920-685-6401


705 W. Water St., 920-295-3033

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