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A guide to life in Fond du Lac County


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in Fond du Lac Whether a longtime resident or someone merely passing through, there is more to Fond du Lac than what meets the eye. From its glacial hills to blankets of farmland, Fond du Lac County yields a variety of scenic and picturesque landscapes that set the stage for excitement in the Fond du Lac area. Within those landscapes are the many facets that make up the area: businesses, restaurants, government agencies, schools, emergency services, events, organizations and more. The Outlook guide is a one-stop-shop for everything Fond du Lac, holding the information needed to get the most out of the area. If looking for something to do, Outlook contains a list of items that highlight recreational, informational and educational attractions for those both local or visiting. Experience trails

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Fond du Lac is home to many time-honored events, though one remains at the heart of entertainment for the area – Walleye Weekend – which combines fish, fun and music into a familyfriendly annual festival. If you are looking to find out what exactly is in your backyard or planning activities during a getaway, this guide is for you.

Welcome����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5

Fond du Lac schools Public schools and their leaders������������������������������ 20

About Us ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7

North Fond du Lac schools Public schools and their leaders ����������������������������� 22

Hotels & Motels Places to stay in the area����������������������������������������������� 7

Libraries Looking for a good book?������������������������������������������ 22

Windhover Center for the Arts Cultural opportunities abound at arts center��������� 7

Higher education Colleges and universities in our area��������������������� 24

Children’s Museum Center makes learning fun for kids ���������������������������� 8

Fond du Lac United Way Agency helps build a healthy community������������ 26

Theater venues Facilities hold events of all kinds and sizes��������������� 9

Licenses Marriages, divorces, dogs and more ��������������������� 27

Fond du Lac Association of Commerce������������ 6

Galloway House & Village Step back in time at this historic village �������������� 10

Stamps & Packages������������������������������������������������ 28

Fond du Lac Community Theatre�������������������� 10

Banks & credit unions List of resources ���������������������������������������������������������� 30

Lakeside Park The city’s largest, most popular park�������������������� 12

Health care Find a clinic or hospital near you ���������������������������� 30

Fond du Lac Visual Arts���������������������������������������� 13 OUTLOOK is published by The Reporter, Fond

and activities at the Kettle Moraine State Forest northern unit. Bring the children to the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac or the historic Galloway House and Village. Take in a show at the Performing Arts Center, Goodrich Little Theatre or any of the many cultural events available at Windhover Center for the Arts. View wildlife at the Horicon Marsh or take on the many biking trails that wind through the county.

State government Meet your state officials ������������������������������������������ 14 County government Meet your county officials ���������������������������������������� 15 City government Meet your city officials ��������������������������������������������� 18 Emergency services Who to call when you need help �������������������������� 19 North Fond du Lac officials Meet your city officials ���������������������������������������������� 19

Largest employers Agnesian, Mercury Marine top the list������������������ 31 The Reporter Newspaper resources and contact info��������������� 32 Restaurant Find a place to eat or drink���������������������������������������� 33 Churches Looking for a place to worship?������������������������������� 35 Things to do Events, activities, recreation and more ��������������� 36

OUTLOOK 2013 Runners take off at the start of the 5 mile The Reporter Walleye Run at Lakeside Park during Walleye Weekend 2012. PATRICK FLOOD/THE REPORTER MEDIA

WELCOME 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 who 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.

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 the state.

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.

The county’s source of commerce has also changed with the passage of time. Industries that once churned out railroad cars, yeast, lumber and leather have now been replaced by state-of-the-art manufacturers, retail outlets, and modern dairy farms to name just a few.

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. According to historical archives,

More than 11 county parks have been preserved along with a public hunting ground that comprises more than 1,200 acres. Campgrounds, lakes, walking and biking trails also provide yearround recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

Fond du Lac Area

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President Craig Molitor ADDRESS 171 S. Pioneer Road LOCAL CALLS (920) 923-3010 TOLL FREE (800) 937-9123 EMAIL ONLINE

While Indians claimed the area as their own for centuries, 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.”



OUTLOOK 2013 Crews with Commonwealth Construction pour heated concrete mix that created steam in the cold weather. The construction crews were working on the new buildings at the corner of Macy and Merrill Streets near downtown Fond du Lac on Wednesday, February 6. PATRICK FLOOD/THE REPORTER MEDIA

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For more than 100 years, the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce (AC) has served as the advocate of business, industry and community in Fond du Lac County and the surrounding areas. With nearly 900 members, the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce serves the business community throughout Fond du Lac County and northern Dodge County by promoting commerce, developing partnerships, creating opportunities and building community. The 101-year-old Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and offers a wide variety of programs through its divisions:

• Leadership Fond du Lac – Educates and prepares local leaders to make a difference in the Fond du Lac community.

• Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council – Promotes a positive understanding of agriculture in the Fond du Lac Community; annual events include the Fond du Lac Area Breakfast on the Farm and the Fond du Lac Area Agricultural Showcase.

• Youth Career Development – Promotes business-education partnerships and gives businesses opportunities to develop highly skilled workers. Programs include Project GRILL (Growing Readiness in Learning and Leading), Youth Apprenticeship, Career Days, Career Assessments, Junior Achievement and Leaders as Readers.

• Ambassadors Club – The public relations arm of the AC, the Ambassadors actively recruit new members, building a stronger foundation of business support.

• Fond du Lac Area Safety Council – Provides programming and resources that help to make Fond du Lac safer – in businesses, homes and public places. • Young Professionals of Fond du Lac – Provides young professionals with opportunities to network, connect with like-minded individuals and grow professionally through educational programming.

• Communications Council – Helps to develop new and valuable networking opportunities for members.

Additional AC educational opportunities can also be found through ACUniversity, Supervisory Skills Series, the Community Sounding Board, the Legislative Forum, Ag Ambassador Program and Youth Leadership Fond du Lac.

• Fond du Lac Area Human Resources Association – Offers cuttingedge learning opportunities for HR professionals, helping to share best practices among Fond du Lac area employers.

For information, contact the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce at (920) 921-9500 or on the web at The AC office is located at 207 North Main Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

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:


• Fond du Lac • Ripon • Waupun


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


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


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

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

Fond du Lac Super 8 391 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 922-1088 Days Inn 107 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 923-6790 Dobranoc Inn 109 S. Park Avenue Fond du Lac (920) 445-6537 Comfort Inn and Suites 77 Holiday Lane Fond du Lac (920) 921-4000 Country Inn & Suites 121 Merwin Way Fond du Lac (920) 924-8800 Executive Lodge 649 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-2020 Holiday Inn 625 West Rolling Meadows Drive Fond du Lac (920) 923-1440 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 Retlaw Plaza Hotel 1 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-3000

Artist rendering of new construction. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Windhover CENTER FOR THE ARTS A dynamic development is changing Fond du Lac. When the new arts center opens in downtown Fond du Lac in September it will be a regional destination, a catalyst for new business and recreation opportunities, and provide unparalleled access to arts and entertainment.

For the last several years Windhover Center for the Arts held over 200 events per year, providing high-quality performers like Asleep at the Wheel or The Jimmys, independent films, and small-scale art exhibits. When the multi-million dollar expansion and renovation project is complete, the arts center will still be the home for quality entertainment but at an entirely new level, said Kevin Miller, executive director of Windhover. With double the space and upgraded technology, the arts center will be a premier destination for weddings and corporate gatherings. A new outdoor plaza will be the site of outdoor concerts by major performers using the street as the venue. And a modern new art gallery will house national touring exhibits. Intimate concerts

and films, as well as community programs such as Foot of the Lake Poetry, Children’s Chorale and Fond du Lac Visual Arts, will continue to be part of the arts center. The progress for Windhover has been years in the making, starting back in 2009 with the creation of the Arts and Entertainment District. With the generosity of the Sadoff Family Foundation, Windhover has been able to realize its vision and build a vibrant, healthy downtown Fond du Lac, Miller said. There are two dates to remember in 2013, Miller said. A street party called The Reveal will be held at 5 pm, Tuesday, June 25 in front of Windhover. There will be a free performance by Milwaukee’s own Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound and attendees will hear what’s next for the arts center. A grand opening of the arts center is set for September 10-14. Details of the grand opening celebration will be released throughout the summer. Follow the progress at, through our weekly newsletters, and Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Museum The Children’s Museum, reopening in Fond du Lac’s Waterfront District, 75 W. Scott Street, takes children on an adventurous tour around the world, from Lake Winnebago to an Italian pizzeria and the African savannah. Visitors from toddlers to tweens can cast images 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. With the museum’s relocation and expansion, visitors will enjoy even more play environments, including a Persian Palace, Antarctica Weather Station and more. While the interior of the museum allows children to travel the world,



over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space will be developed and focus on Fond du Lac’s “backyard”. A Shanty Town, Trike Trak, Garden, and Picnic Area will encourage children to explore their natural environment, inspire creativity and develop healthy behaviors.

and specials, including free days. It is also supportive of community and statewide initiatives such as the Wisconsin Science Festival, Commonwealth Classic bike races, downtown events, and family festivals.”

“Over the last five years the museum has attracted visitors from around the state and across the country,” said Executive Director Andrea Welsch. “Our new facility will support family and community learning and appeal to visitors of all ages.”

In addition to what takes place inside the museum, the museum now offers programming in schools, such as Amazon Adventures, which engages third-grade students in STEM and helps develop 21st century learning skills through the study of the Amazon Rainforest.

“The Children’s Museum offers more than physical museum exhibits,” she said. “It provides educational programs, such as music, science, and theater classes,

“We look forward to welcoming visitors to our new facility later this year and expanding on all the ways the museum supports childhood development,” says Welsch.


WHAT: Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac WHERE: Fond du Lac’s Waterfront District, 75 W. Scott St. WHEN: Anticipated reopening in summer 2013 with the following hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday HOW MUCH: $5 daily; free for children under 1 year old. Daily admission free for members. Family memberships cost $25 to $125. The $125 package includes 50% off general admission to nearly 200 children’s museums across the country. CONTACT INFO: (920) 929-0707, info@cmfdl. org,

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Theater venues offer intimate and grand scale experiences

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

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


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.

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. From show time through curtain call, the PAC offers grandeur in a unique theater. Each year the Fond du Lac Concert Association hosts its annual concert series at the PAC.

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

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 Theater has made the Little Theatre its home. 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. 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.

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.

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



There’s No Business like Show Business:

FDL Community Theatre It’s opening night. The theatre is quiet at first, but then gradually it fills with people arriving for the night’s performance. Soon there is a buzz in the theatre of people chatting, greeting friends, or commenting on something they read in the program. As the house lights are lowered, a hush falls across the audience, anxious to see this new production. The curtains are drawn and then it is on with the show! 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-ityourself group. Our active members


With the first production (“Anastasia”) in 1958, Fond du Lac Community Theater has become a staple of life in Fond du Lac. FDLCT puts on four shows a year and tries to offer a variety including comedies, dramas and musicals. Recent musicals have included, “Seussical the Musical”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and “RENT.” And some recent dramas and comedies have included “The Sting,” “Clue” and “A Midnight Summer’s Dream.” For a list of upcoming productions, visit www. If you’ve been to a production, you always walk away remember the actors, the dialogue and the songs you heard. But Community Theatre is more than just the people you see on stage during a production. With the help of many dedicated volunteers, the

theatre produces four productions a year. From auditions to opening night, a lot of planning and hard work takes place. Once the playbill is selected then the directors put together their production team which includes an Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Costumer, Set Designer, Music Director and more. Auditions follow, then the show is cast and rehearsals begin. If you stop at the Community Theatre building at 250 W. Ninth Street during any given rehearsal night you would find a bustle of activity. The costumer might be in the sewing room putting final touches on a costume. The set construction crew would be painting the set. The Prop Team might be in the back room going through possible props for the show. And while this is going on, the publicity committee is out canvassing the city with posters and flyers about an upcoming show. Whether you work as a lighting

treasure from the past

A Fond du Lac treasure gives visitors a taste of what life was like in the 1800s.


are unpaid volunteers. So why do we do it? The short answer is: ‘For the fun of it.’

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. Tours of the buildings and grounds take place Memorial Day through Labor Day, plus weekends in September. The 30-room mid-Victorian mansion boasts four fireplaces, Italianate details, and many pieces of original furniture. 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. 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. 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. The Historical Society immediately

tech, a chorus member, stage crew, makeup or lead role - one thing is certain: you will meet new friends. There is something exhilarating about putting on a show. It brings people close together and a theatre family is formed. Many lifelong friendships, strong bonds and relationships have been made while practicing a scene, rehearsing a song and dance production number, or building a set. We thank you the audience for your continued support of Fond du Lac Community Theatre. We also encourage you to consider getting involved in your local theatre organization. Go to an audition. Offer up your skills in sewing, painting, or marketing. Make a donation. Advertise your business in the program. And by all means, go see a show! To get involved, email, and be sure to visit our Web site: www.fdlct. com “The powerful Play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” -- Walt Whitman

Galloway House & Village • 336 Old Pioneer Road. • Open Memorial Day through Labor Day plus weekends in September. • Hours: 10-4p.m. 7 days a week • Cost is $7 for adults, children/students 5-17 $5, age 4 and under free. Seniors 62 and over $7. Family $30 (two adults, and dependent children) • Phone: (920) 922-1166. • On the web: began restoration, adding historic pieces each year.


The Galloway House and Village is listed on the National Register of Historic places.


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Five-year-old Mason Shaw of North Fond du Lac hangs out with his fishing gear at Walleye Weekend held Saturday, June 9, 2012. PATRICK FLOOD/THE REPORTER MEDIA



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. 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 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.



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.

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. 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 artists. - Network with other galleries locally and throughout the state. - Opportunities to assist or present artist-in-residence programs.

Tour the Town Art Walk is held in downtown Fond du Lac on the third Friday of every month and includes all walks of art. PATRICK FLOOD/THE REPORTER MEDIA

- Mentoring opportunities within Windhover or local schools. - Assisting with art therapy workshops at hospitals around the state. RESPONSIBILITIES 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 (nonrefundable), 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 or 922-2363.

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-in­-Residence 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.




GOVERNOR Scott Walker 115 E. State Capitol PO Box 7863 Madison, WI 53703-7863 (608) 266-1212 Fax: (608) 267-8983 Email: Web site: LT. GOVERNOR Rebecca M. Kleefisch 19 E. State Capitol Madison, WI 53703 (608) 266-3516 Fax: (608) 267-3571 Email: Web site: STATE SUPERINTENDENT Tony Evers Department of Public Instruction 125 S. Webster St. Madison, WI 53707-7841 1-800-441-4563 Fax: (608) 267-1052 Email: dpistatesuperintendent@dpi. Web site:

ATTORNEY GENERAL J.B. Van Hollen Wis. Department of Justice P.O. Box 7857 Madison, WI 53707-7857


(608) 266-1212 Fax: 608-267-2779 Email: Web site:

STATE TREASURER Kurt Schuller P.O. Box 7871 Madison, WI 537077871 (608) 266-1714; tollfree (877) 699-9211 Fax: (608) 266-2647 Email: Web site: U.S. SENATORS U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Oshkosh Office: 219 Washington Avenue, Suite 100 Oshkosh, WI 54901 (920) 230-7250 Washington Office: 386 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-4904 (202) 224-5323 index.cfm/email-the-senator U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin District Office: 14 West Mifflin Street, Suite 207 Madison, WI 53703 (608) 264-5338 (800) 247-5645 Washington Office: SR-C1 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-4906 (202) 224-5653 STATE ASSEMBLY WRITE: c/o Representative PO Box 8952 Madison, WI 53708 STATE SENATE WRITE: c/o Senator PO Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707-7882

6th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Thomas Petri

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9th District Sen. Joseph Liebham (608) 266-3156 Sen.Liebham@legis. Room 15 South State Capitol P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707-7882 3618 River Ridge Drive Sheboygan, WI 53083 13th District Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (608) 266-5660 Sen.Fitzgerald@legis. Room 211 South, State Capitol P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707-7882 N4692 Maple Road Juneau, WI 53039 18th District Sen. Rick Gudex (608) 266-5300 Sen.Gudex@legis. Room 415 South State Capitol P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707-7882 361 East Division Street Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4555

STATE OF WISCONSIN 20th District Sen. Glenn Grothman (608) 266-7513 Sen.Grothman@legis. Room 10 South State Capitol

P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707-7882 151 University Drive 312 N West Bend, WI 53095 27th Assembly District Rep. Steve Kestell (608) 266-8530 (888) 529-0027 Rep.Kestell@legis. Room 212 North State Capitol P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708 W3829 State Highway 32 Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 41st District Sen. Luther Olsen (608) (608) 266-0751 Sen.Olsen@legis. Room 319 South State Capitol P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707-7882 1023 Thomas Street, Ripon, WI 54971 39th Assembly District Rep. Mark Born (608) 266-2540 (888) 534-0039 Rep.Born@legis. Room 312 North State Capitol P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708 121 Franklin St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Room 210 North State Capitol P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708 170 W. Summit St., Markesan, WI 53946 52nd Assembly District Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (608) 266-3156 (888) 529-0052 Rep.Thiesfeldt@legis. Room 16 West State Capitol P.O. Box 8953 Madison, WI 53708 604 Sunset Lane, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 53rd Assembly District Rep. Michael Schraa (608) 267-7990 (888) 534-0053 Rep.Schraa@legis. Room 22 West State Capitol P.O. Box 8953 Madison, WI 53708 220 Wyldeberry Ln., Oshkosh, WI 54904 59th Assembly District Rep. Daniel LeMahieu (608) 266-9175 (888) 529-0059 Rep.LeMahieu@legis. Room 304 East

GOVERNMENT Fond du Lac County is a political subdivision of the State of Wisconsin and is comprised of 21 towns, nine villages, and three cities. A 25-member Board of Supervisors represents the 25 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 took effect in spring of 2012. 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 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTS (920) 929-3038 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 HUMAN RESOURCES (920) 929-3132 INFORMATION SYSTEMS (920) 924-2426 LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION (920) 929-3033 ext. 3 LAND INFORMATION (920) 929-3135 MEDICAL EXAMINER (920) 929-3366 PARKS AND TRAILS (920) 929-3135 PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (920) 929-3135 PROBATE (920) 929-3084

DISTRICT ATTORNEY ERIC TONEY CITY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER 160 S. Macy St. Third Floor PHONE (920) 929-3048 E-MAIL neubauer.debra@mail.da.state.

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

State Capitol P.O. Box 8952 Madison, WI 53708 W6284 Lake Ellen Drive P.O. Box 277, Cascade, WI 53011



41st Assembly District Rep. Joan Ballweg (608) 266-8077 (888) 534-0041 Rep.Ballweg@legis.




CHAIRMAN Martin F. Farrell 931 Watson St. Ripon, WI 54971 (920) 896-0024 FIRST VICE CHAIRMAN Judy Goldsmith 173 21st St., Unit 2G Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-3258 SECOND VICE CHAIRMAN Thomas E. Dornbrook 535 W. Main St. Brandon, WI 53919 (920) 346-2411


DISTRICT 1 Martin F. Farrell 931 Watson St. Ripon, WI 54971 (920) 896-0024 DISTRICT 2 Gary A. Will 549 Hope Ave. Ripon, WI 54971 (920) 921-0816

DISTRICT 3 Karen Madigan W10572 Schmoldt Road Rosendale, WI 54974


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DISTRICT 4 Sherry L. Behnke 1905 Chapman Ave. North Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 923-5396

DISTRICT 10 Herbert G. Ottery N4764 Church Road St. Cloud, WI 53079 (920) 477-2702

DISTRICT 5 Mike Gannon W6818 Blue Heron Road Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-5118

DISTRICT 11 Steve A. Abel N5528 Ledgetop Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 924-0492

DISTRICT 6 Thomas E. Dornbrook 535 W. Main St. Brandon, WI 53919 (920) 346-2411

DISTRICT 12 Dennis N. Stenz W2217 Co. Rd. WH Mt. Calvary, WI 53057 (920) 753-5811

DISTRICT 7 Richard R. Wetzel N3381 Lemmenes Parkway Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 960-3366

DISTRICT 13 Brenda A. Schneider W2695 Loehr St. Malone, WI 53049 (920) 921-5224 brenda.schneider@fdlco.

DISTRICT 8 John E. Muentner Sr. W6198 County Trunk Y Brownsville, WI 53006 (920) 583-3374 DISTRICT 9 Joseph W. Koch W3898 Ridge Lane

DISTRICT 14 Robert J. Giese W5320 Giese Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 921-6244

DISTRICT 15 Donald O. Skog 306 W. Scott St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 322-9412

DISTRICT 16 Martin E. Schroeder 174 Twin Lakes Drive North Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 602-2578 DISTRICT 17 Jay Myrechuck 118 N. Berger Parkway #G3 Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 263-8907 DISTRICT 18 Paul T. Levandowski 220 E. Follett St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 921-5634 DISTRICT 19 John G. Zorn 749 Bragg St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 923-1847 DISTRICT 20 Lisette A. Aldrich 506 E. 1st St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935

(920) 933-2135 DISTRICT 21 John W. Meyst W4478 Mary Hill Park Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 921-6671 DISTRICT 22 Ted Eischeid 638 Boyd St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 629-2058 DISTRICT 23 James D. Kiser 995 Birch Tree Lane Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 238-5647 DISTRICT 24 Mary Jean Nicholson 371 Liberty St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-1636 maryjean.nicholson@fdlco. DISTRICT 25 Judy Goldsmith 173 21st St., Unit 2G Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-3258

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FOND DU LAC 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. 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.

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. 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 Council also solicits input from citizens at its public meetings. Regular meetings are held at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. after June 1, 2013) on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Legislative Chambers of the City County Government Center, 160 S. Macy St.


Dan Manning (920) 204-6615 Term expires in 2015

ADMINISTRATION & COMPTROLLER (920) 322-3405 ASSESSOR’S OFFICE (920) 322-3410 ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (920) 322-3423 CENTRAL COLLECTIONS (920) 322-3460 CITY CLERK (920) 322-3432 CITY MANAGER (920) 322-3407 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (920) 322-3440 FAIRGROUNDS POOL (920) 322-3950 INSPECTION DIVISION (920) 322-3572 PARKING UTILITY (920) 322-3448

PRESIDENT Sam Meyer (920) 926-0695 Term expires in 2015 VICE PRESIDENT Lee Ann Lorrigan (920) 251-3958 Term expires in 2014


PLANNING (920) 322-3440 REDEVELOPMENT (920) 322-3440 SENIOR CENTER (920) 322-3630 MEYER


Catherine Block (920) 207-2793 Term expires in 2015 Gary Miller (920) 539-0829



Term expires 2014 Rob Vande Zande (920) 251-3622 Term expires in 2014



The seventh seat that expires in 2014 was vacant due to a resignation. Council intended to fill the remainder of the term by application in May 2013

FIRE DEPARTMENT (920) 322-3800 LIBRARY (920) 929-7080 HUMAN RESOURCES (920) 322-3624 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (920) 322-3605 POLICE DEPARTMENT (920) 322-3700 PUBLIC WORKS (920) 322-3407 MUNICIPAL SERVICE CENTER (920) 322-3542 ELECTRICAL DIVISION (920) 322-3542








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AREA TRANSIT (920) 322-3650


WATER UTILITY (920) 322-3682


PURCHASING (920) 322-3454


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. Nick Scorcio, Jr., Commander SCORCIO JR.

Lt. Tony Burrell Executive Officer 851 S. Rolling Meadows Drive, P.O. Box 984, Fond du Lac, Wis., 54936 (920) 929-3700


FOND DU LAC COUNTY SHERIFF Mick Fink (920) 929-3372 mylan.fink@fdlco.

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


124 West St., Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-3726 Sheriff Patricia M. Ninmann WAUPUN POLICE DEPARTMENT 16 E. Main St., Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 324-7911 Chief Dale Heeringa Deputy Chief Scott Louden




FOND DU LAC FIRE CHIEF Peter O’Leary (920) 322-3802 Emergency: 911 Communications Center: (920) 906-5555 Criminal Investigations: (920) 907-6327, ext. 123

PUBLIC OFFICIALS FOND DU LAC ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, OPERATIONS Steve Beer (920) 322-3837 FOND DU LAC ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, TRAINING Randy Cunzenheim (920) 322-3838 FOND DU LAC ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, EMS Todd Janquart (920) 322-3839 FOND DU LAC CHIEF OF FIRE PREVENTION Troy Haase (920) 322-3807 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

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., 54937

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

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR/ CLERK Chuck Hornung, 1910 Chapman Ave., North Fond du Lac (920) 9231757 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 EMS DIRECTOR/FIRE CHIEF Position vacant as of May 1, 2013 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

FOND DU LAC COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY Mark Strand (920) 929-3372 mark.strand@fdlco.

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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, an alternative high school for at-risk students, and STEM Academy/ Institute Charter Schools.

A four-year-old kindergarten program called Early Learning in Fond du Lac


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FOND DU LAC BOARD OF EDUCATION School Board members are elected for three-year terms President Elizabeth Hayes (920) 539-1511 (Expires 2016) Vice President Julie Nett (920) 539-6412 (Expires 2014) Secretary/Clerk Eric Everson (920) 517-2316 (Expires 2015)







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FOND DU LAC HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL JON WILTZIUS 801 Campus Drive (920) 929-2740 FONDY CENTRAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL 401 S. Military Road. (920) 929-3282







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LIBRARIES 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 BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 379 Main Street Brownsville, WI 53006 (920) 583-4325

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Schools 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


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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 LOMIRA QUADGRAPHICS COMMUNITY LIBRARY 427 South Water St. Lomira, WI 53048 (920) 269-4115 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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University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac is a freshman/sophomore campus of the University of Wisconsin, and offers courses that are a foundation for over 200 majors.


Academic offerings include day and evening credit courses, study skills workshops and college success courses. Classes are offered in traditional, online, accelerated and blended formats. More than ten bachelor’s degrees can be earned entirely on the UWFond 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 60acre Gottfried Arboretum serves as

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In 2012, the college enrolled 691 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, music suite, the 340-seat Prairie Theater, campus bookstore and cafeteria. The UW-Fond du Lac Founda-

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Moraine Park Technical College was established in 1912 and is one of 16 technical colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System. It offers more than 100 career options for students, along with clubs and opportunities to travel abroad. Campuses are located in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, with regional centers in Hartford and Ripon. In 2011, more than 19,223 students were taking some type of class at MPTC. Of that number, 1,739 are full-time students. MPTC offers a variety of online and blended education options for students. Industry-experienced instructors provide unique, qualified training to students to meet the demand of area employers. Class offerings include more than

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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 933 undergraduates represent 27 states and 15 countries. Ripon College’s 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. - 300 Seward St., Ripon, WI. - Information: (800) 947-4766 - Admissions: (800) 947-4766 - Financial aid: (877) 742-9532 -



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The Fond du Lac Area United Way funds a network of local agencies and programs with donations raised annually through fundraising campaigns since 1948. United Way works in partnership with a network of 24 local agencies on alleviating generational poverty, supporting health and wellness and supporting stability and independence. Nearly $300,000 was allocated to programs that serve children and youths. Our three community impact goals are: • Building a Supportive Community • Building a Healthy Community • Building an Educated Community The programs we fund help to serve people from across Fond du Lac County by helping the lives of babies to the elderly. Below is a listing of the programs funded this year by United Way, with each program’s contact information:



1. DISASTER EDUCATION & PREVENTION American Red Cross 272 N Main St, Fond du Lac (920) 922-3450 2. ADULT LITERACY Fond du Lac Adult Literacy 32 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-1907 3. LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Girl Scouts of Manitou Council 5212 Windward Ct., Sheboygan (920) 565-4575, ext.22 4. REDUCING THE INCIDENCE OF SEXUAL ABUSE ASTOP Inc. 430 E. Division St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-5393

5. SERVICE LEARNING & HOPE MENTORING PROGRAMS Volunteer Center 650 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-1414 6. PROJECT LEARN PROGRAM Boys & Girls Club 76 W. Second St., Fond du Lac (920) 906-6514 7. FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM Consumer Credit Counseling 131 S. Main St., Fond du Lac 8. FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac 116 N Main St, Fond du Lac (920) 929-0707

BUILDING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY 9. ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER Lutheran Social Services of WI 131 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-5222 10. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES Catholic Charities 191 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-2550 11. FOND DU LAC COUNTY OUTREACH & SUPPORT Alzheimer’s Association of SE WI 328 N. Helena St. Campbellsport, WI (920) 948-8745 12. TEENSCREEN PROGRAM Fond du Lac School District 72 W. Ninth St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-2900 13. FOOD FOR THOUGHT PROGRAM Fondy Food Pantry 51 W Division St, Fond du Lac (920) 921-9281

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

14. SAVE A SMILE PROGRAM FDL County Health Department 160 S Macy St, Fond du Lac (920) 929-3316


15. AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE YMCA 90 W. Second St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-3330 16. BASIC NEEDS SERVICES The Salvation Army 237 N. Macy St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-8220 17. EMERGENCY & WARMING SHELTER SOLUTIONS CENTER 39 N. Sophia St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-1743 18. FRESH START & TEEN PARENTS Badgerland Youth for Christ 303 E. Ninth St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-1416

19. YOUTH MENTORING: Big Brothers Big Sisters 448 S. Military Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-8200 20. PREGNANCY & PARENTING SUPPORT Family Resource Center Inc. 122 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-4110 21. SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAM Fond du Lac Senior Center 151 E. First St., Fond du Lac (920) 322-3630 22. OUT OF HOME RESPITE CARE PROGRAM CEREBRAL PALSY P.O. Box 1241, Oshkosh 1- (800) 261-1895 23. OUT OF HOME YOUTH RESPITE CARE PROGRAM The Arc of Fond du Lac 500 N. Park Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 923-3038 24. HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM Habitat for Humanity 150 S. Brooke St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-6623

Alli Seyfert, 7, of Fond du Lac, stands upstairs in the grist mill at Galloway House and Village as volunteer Jeff Soll describes how grain was made into flour in the antique building. The tour was just one of the attractions at the Ice Cream Social held at the Galloway House in Fond du Lac on Sunday, August 19, 2012. PATRICK FLOOD/THE REPORTER MEDIA

OUTLOOK 2013 Sinjin Slater, 12, of Fond du Lac, shakes off water as he plays at the pool at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. PATRICK FLOOD/THE REPORTER MEDIA



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 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. CONTINUED ON PAGE28

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: vitalrecords 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: vitalrecords If the divorce occurred in another state, go to:


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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 from county to county. CONTINUED ON PAGE 29

STAMPS & PACKAGES Fond du Lac Post Office

99 W. Second St. (920) 921-2911 Open 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 5:30 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 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Eldorado Post Office

Co. Rd. C (920) 872-2426

Van Dyne Post Office

N9519 Van Dyne Road (920) 688-5566 Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 to 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Oakfield Post Office

120 Booth St. (920) 583-3503 Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays.

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

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


Beaver Dam 53916 Brandon 53919 Chilton 53014 Eden 53019 Eldorado 54932 Fairwater 53931 Fond du Lac 54935-54937 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 Rosendale 54974 Saint Cloud 53079 Taycheedah 54935 Theresa 53091 Van Dyne 54979 Waupun 53963

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. 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.

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

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

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

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

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — West 912 S. Hickory St. (920) 929-7480

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

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

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

Banks & Credit Unions


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

BMO Harris Bank 33 W. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 923-4292

Fox Valley Savings Bank 51 E. First St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-7220

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

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

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

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

Hometown Bank 80 Sheboygan St. Fond du Lac (920) 907-0788 245 N. Peters Ave. Fond du Lac (920) 907-2220

Bank Mutual W6606 Hwy. 23 Fond du Lac (920) 923-1010

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

Horicon Bank 854 E. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-6505

Aurora Advanced Healthcare — Mayville N8210 Highway 28 (920) 387-9175 Aurora Health Center — New Holstein 2020 Madison St. (920) 898-4262 Aurora Health Center — Ripon 1242 W. Fond du Lac St. (920) 745-4700 Ripon Medical Center 933 Newbury St. Ripon (920) 748-3101 Waupun Memorial Hospital 620 W. Brown St., Waupun (920) 324-2085

National Exchange Bank & Trust 130 S. Main St. Fond du Lac 346 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-7700 U.S. Bank 55 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 929-2260 Marine Credit Union 80 W. Rees St. 201 Wisconsin American Dr. 661 W. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 923-7280 815 Wisconsin Ave. North Fond du Lac (920) 923-7280

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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


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


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





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

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


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


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

Cheese manufacturing 250 to 499 employees N3545 County Trunk EE, Waupun (800) 824-3373 Executive, legislative offices 250 to 499 employees 160 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-3400


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

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



Education 250 to 499 employees 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac (800) 262-7426

Health, medical insurance carrier 250 to 499 employees 145 S. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 923-8700



Corrections 250 to 499 employees 751 County Trunk K, Fond du Lac (920) 929-3800



Discount department store 250 to 499 employees 377 N. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac (920) 921-6311



Education 250 to 499 employees 1120 Metomen St., Ripon (920) 748-4600

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


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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 eighthour workday and five-day work week, the two papers merged to form the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter in facilities at 18 W. First St. 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.

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.


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.

The Reporter moved to N6637 Rolling Meadows Drive in 2009. It provides news and information through stories, photos and video on multiple platforms, including print, its website, mobile and tablet. The Reporter P.O. Box 1955, N6637 Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, Wis., 54936-1955 920-922-4600 General Manager: Vacant Circulation: 12,000 afternoon; 14,000 Sunday

Manager: Heather Stanek, 920-907-7909,

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, although you may reach the newsroom at 9077909 on Saturday and 907-7921 on Sunday.

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.

Phone: 920-907-7908 Whom to call News editor: Peggy Breister, 920-907-7912, Sports: Steve Clark, 920-907-7931, Features: Peggy Breister, 920-907-7912, Opinion: Gary Clausius, 920-907-7919,

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 Manager Jen Memmel at (920) 9077901 or How to place a classified ad:

Digital: Heather Stanek, 920-907-7909,

Telephone: 888-774-7744 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Photography: Patrick Flood, 920-907-7940,

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.

Obituaries: 1-866-643-9326 General news/press releases: Website

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.

A&A Chinese Buffet 835 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 929-9230 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 Bagel Meister 110 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 926-0046 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 Bob’s Pizza 25 E. Merrill Avenue Fond du Lac (920) 922-6505 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 Burger King 790 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-6400 665 East Ave. Lomira (920) 269-7723 Cabaret Supper Club & Hall 1401 Main St. St. Cloud (920) 999-3251

Casa del Tequila 525 N. Peters Avenue Fond du Lac (920) 933-3797 Cedar Lodge Supper Club N10872 Highway 151 Malone (920) 795-4574 Chinatown Kitchen 18 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-9688 Cool Beans & Bagels 131 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 924-9749 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 Dairy Queen 635 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-9171 387 Fond du Lac Ave. Fond du Lac (920) 922-2663 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




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


Luedtke’s Dine N’ Bowl 113 Kommers St. Mt. Calvary (920) 753-1234 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 Retlaw Hotel, 1 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-3000 ext. 2024 Northwinds Supper Club 321 Fond du Lac Ave. Eden (920) 477-3220 Oasis Family Restaurant 339 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-3345 Oscar’s Sportsman’s Inn 156 Western Ave. Fond du Lac (920) 921-8345 Parrot Palms 248 N. Hickory St. Fond du Lac Pizza Hut 718 W. Johnson St. (920) 921-5566 Pizza Ranch 1235 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 929-8800 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

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

The Main Pub 241 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 924-7815

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

Stealing Second 11 E. 2nd St. Fond du Lac (920) 933-6000

Third and One 2 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 933-3888

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

Three Acres North 113 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-6588

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

Tommy J’s Bar N9463 County Trunk Q Malone (920) 795-4525

Red Cabin at Green Acres W2701 Fourth Street Road Fond du Lac (920) 906-9110 Rock the House Pub & Grill N11710 Highway 175 Brownsville (920) 269-2233 Rocky Rococo 774 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-6100 Rolling Meadows Family Restaurant 947 S. Rolling Meadows Drive Fond du Lac (920) 922-9140 Sal’s Pizza 105 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-9191 Salty’s Seafood & Spirits 503 N. Park Ave. Fond du Lac (920) 922-9940 Schmitty’s Oar House Bar & Grill N7044 Winnebago Drive Fond du Lac (920) 907-4380 Schreiner’s Restaurant 168 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 922-0590 Sebastian’s Steak House 770 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-3333 Schmitz’s Bar 8 Fifth St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-3715 Slim & Chubby’s 109 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 322-9375 Sombrero’s 445 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 922-9207

365 Fond du Lac Ave. Fond du Lac (920) 924-9100 34 W. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 923-3100 1177 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-6202 5 Shaler Drive Waupun (920) 324-9799 1030 Horicon St. Mayville (920) 387-3400 400 East Ave. Lomira (920) 269-7899 Sunset Supper Club N7364 Winnebago Drive Fond du Lac (920) 922-4540

Traxx Bar and Grill 729 Ohio Avenue North Fond du Lac (920) 907-0838 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 The Welsch Restaurant and Ale House W3675 County Trunk WH St. Peter (920) 322-8800

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

Wendt’s on the Lake N9699 Lakeshore Drive Van Dyne (920) 688-5231

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

Yang Kitchen 876 E Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-8888

Taco John’s 84 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-4400 The Coliseum Sports Bar & Grill 91 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 924-9599

Yummy Chinese 129 University Drive Fond du Lac (920) 923-6668

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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 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 (nondenominational) 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

Covenant United Methodist Corner of Marr and Division 921-4949 Divine Savior Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 1081 Prospect North Fond du Lac 923-1532

Edgewood Community Church NFDL High School, 325 McKinnley St. North Fond du Lac 266-9875 Faith Lutheran (Wis. Synod) 55 Prairie Road 922-3530 First Baptist 721 E. Scott 922-1945 First Church of Christ, Scientist 593 E. Johnson 921-8525 First Presbyterian 1224 Fourth St. 922-0425 The Garden (non-denominational) 402 E. Ninth St. 251-3063 Grace Christian Church (non-denominational) W4688 Fourth Street Road 923-5292 Grace Reformed Church 163 E. 18th St. 922-7211

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

Holy Family Catholic Community (comprised of four area Catholic churches) 271 Fourth Street Way 921-0580 Sacred Heart Church 200 S. Peters Ave. Fond du Lac St. Mary Church 59 E. Merrill Ave. Fond du Lac St. Peter Church N8079 Church Rd. Malone Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox 198 N. Macy St. 921-4364 Hope Lutheran 260 Vincent 922-5130 Immanuel Trinity Lutheran 20 Wisconsin American Drive 921-4545 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 570 Marshall 921-6472 Lighthouse Christian (nondenominational) 401 S. National 921-3477 Luther Memorial Lutheran 134 21st. 922-7421

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Memorial Baptist 645 Forest Ave 922-2360

St. Mary N10232 Hwy. G Marytown 898-4040

Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 19 E. 3rd St. 924-8598

St. Paul’s Cathedral (Episcopal) 51 W. Division St. 921-3363

Our Risen Savior Catholic Church W8272 Forest Ave, Eldorado (920) 922-2412

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

Peace Lutheran Church 124 S. Main St. Rosendale 872-2216 Pilgrim United Church of Christ 535 Stow St. 921-0415 Presentation Catholic Church 705 Michigan Ave., North Fond du Lac 921-9383 Redeemer Lutheran (Wis. Synod) 606 Forest Ave. 921-4020 St. Isidore the Farmer: Holy Cross Church 308 South Country Road W Mt. Calvary St. Isidore the Farmer: St. Cloud Church 924 S. Main St. St. Cloud St. Isidore the Farmer: St. Joseph Church W630 County G St. Cloud St. John N9288 CT W Johnsburg 795-4316

St. Peter’s Lutheran (Wis. Synod) 1600 S. Main St. 921-8075 Salem-Eldorado UMC W7910 Church Road Eldorado 923-5770 Salem United Methodist 120 Sheboygan St. 921-8608 Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church W1562 County Road B Eden (920) 477-3030 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  Competitive loan rates  Personal service and help when you need it  Wealth management services 27 Convenient locations throughout Southeast Wisconsin Equal Housing Lender

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OUTLOOK 2013 Racers round the corner at Division Street and South Portland Street during the 3 / 4 Masters race, in the Tour of America’s Dairyland-Commonwealth Classic, amateur and professional cycle races held in downtown Fond du Lac on Friday, June 29, 2012.PATRICK FLOOD/THE REPORTER MEDIA

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 provide 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. 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. 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 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. 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 — its 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 37

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. www., 922-2255. 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, open April through October. www., 923-6400. 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. wild_goose_trail.htm. Mascoutin Valley State Park Trail — the Mascoutin Valley State Trail is a 31-mile multi-purpose 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. 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 rightof-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. 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. Hobbs Woods — located three miles south of Fond du Lac off Hickory Road, Hobbs Woods is a 60acre 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 self-guiding brochure, wind through the park. 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 38

alive with migrating birds, including the famous Canada geese. The refuge covers 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, 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. 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. 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. http://, 800-8144474. 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. http://www., 9222550. 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




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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 bird-watching. The south edge of the marsh can also be viewed by traversing the Mascoutin Trail. 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 19981999 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 located at 903 Madison St. and 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. 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 10,582-acre portion of the 27,725acre 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. 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. Org/land/parks/specific/kmn/. 262-626-2116. Spectrum roller skating — roller skating for the public is one of the main attractions at Spectrum, 605 Fond du Lac Ave., FDL. Spectrum offers banquets and catering since 1984. 923-5190. 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. www.fdlbmxclub. com. 266-6317. 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, semiprofessional team. This is a nonprofit 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.

Attractions 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. 7486764. 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 is 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 39

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 30-room 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., tours by appointment. www.stpaulsfdl. org 9213363 or 922-1833. 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. EAA Museum, Oshkosh — located in Oshkosh, at the corner of Highways 41 and 44, it is the site of CONTINUED ON PAGE 40


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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. 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. 922-0991. 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. www. 921-4784. 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 mill is the nation’s only working reproduction of a muley-type up-and-down sawmill. Visitors enjoy a relaxing horsedrawn carriage ride to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, featuring the state’s largest collection of horse-drawn wagons and carriages. W7824 Center St., Greenbush. www.

Shopping Just Fare Market – Fond du Lac was named the 32nd Fair Trade Town in the U.S. on May 9, 2013. Fair Trade involves the following principles: Producers receive a fair price - a living wage. For commodities, farmers receive a stable, minimum price. Forced labor and exploitative child labor are not allowed. Buyers and producers trade under direct longterm relationships. Producers have access to financial and technical assistance. Sustainable production techniques are encouraged. Working conditions are healthy and safe. Equal employment opportunities are provided for all. All aspects of trade and production are open to public accountability. Fond du Lac’s Just Fare Market carries these Fair Trade wares, and is located at N7645 N. Peebles Lane, Suite 2 in Fond du Lac, WI. 322-3334. 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 twostory 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., www.kristmaskringle. com. 800-721-2525 or 922-3900.

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. 748-6764. 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. Opening soon at its new location at 75 W. Scott Street, it welcomes nearly 20,000 visitors each year. 929-0707 Windhover Center for the Arts —the facility 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 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. www. 921-5410 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. 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. Tours by appointment. www.stpaulsfdl. org 9213363 or 920-922-1833.

Food 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 41

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. 214 Henni St. 888878-1107 or 488-2503. 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. 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.

Golf 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 upgrading of maintenance equipment and most

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facilities make this a popular spot for weddings, parties and business meetings. 269-4949. 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.whisperingspringsgolf. com. 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



Pumpkin Fest every October. 7486764. 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., chefjoel@ 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. 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. A must-see farmstead creamery where the Kelley family turns farm fresh milk into premium farmstead ice cream dripping in a multitude of flavors. 923-1715. 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.


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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 nonprofit organization comprised of independent business professionals. Chartered in April of 1966, the association is an active force in the local building industry. http://

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. 322-0495. Taste of Fond du Lac — held in late February, 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. 922-9067. Celebrate CommUNITY — event held in spring featuring ethnic food, celebration of 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. 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 2013 event is planned July 29 – August 4. 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. 7, 2013, 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. Bicycle Races in downtown Fond du Lac –professional cycling returns to downtown Fond du Lac. The daylong event features professional races, along with competition and a street fair for kids. Event in July, TBA. Fond du Lac County Fair — July 17-21, 2013 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. www. Walleye Weekend — always held the second full weekend of June, it is planned June 7-9. 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. With free admission, the event is 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 featuring chocolate products, gifts, baskets and raffles. GEMS (Girls Engineering Math and Science) — one-day workshop involving girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grade featuring workshops, speakers and scholarships. Many sessions for girls and parents. Contact UW-Fond du Lac, www. 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. 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 80cow carousels. 920-766-5335

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