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

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

courses. Stroll the trails in the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Visit the Children’s Museum or historic Galloway House and Village. Take in a show at the Performing Arts Center, Little Theatre or any of the many cultural events available at Windhover Center for the Arts. Watch the birds at Horicon Marsh. Take some time to enjoy our crowning jewel, Lakeside Park, which serves as host to Fond du Lac’s annual festival of fish, fun and music — Walleye Weekend. Hike or bike a myriad of county trails and parks. There is something for everyone within the Fond du Lac area. Whether you’re new to Fond du Lac or a longtime resident, this guide is for you.

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on the cover . . . The Lakeside Park lighthouse is a popular spot to take in the view of Lake Winnebago and Fond du Lac. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

what’s inside? Welcome There’s something for everyone in Fond du Lac


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


Hotels & Motels Places to stay in the area


Windhover Center for the Arts Cultural opportunities abound at arts center


Children’s Museum Center makes learning fun for kids


Fond du Lac schools Public schools and their leaders


Libraries Looking for a good book?


Higher education Colleges and universities in our area


Emergency services Who to call when you need help


Licenses Marriages, divorces, dogs and more


Fond du Lac United Way Agency helps build a healthy community


The Reporter Newspaper resources and contact info


Theater venues Facilities hold events of all kinds and sizes


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

Banks & credit unions List of resources



Lakeside Park The city’s largest, most popular park

Largest employers Agnesian, Mercury Marine top the list



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Welcome to Fond du Lac County Fond du Lac County history Over the years, many have called Fond du Lac home — from the Winnebago Indians who hunted the meadows and woods for game to the early explorers and land speculators that mapped out the tracts of land that would become the city of Fond du Lac. The fabric of Fond du Lac County’s history becomes richer and more textured with the passage of time. While Indians claimed the area as their own for centuries before, the written history of the area began to unfold in the early 1600s as French voyageurs began exploring the area they would later name Fond du Lac, meaning “farthest end of the lake.”

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

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, 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 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-ofthe-art manufacturers, retail outlets, and modern dairy farms to name just a few.

Kurt Mueller, 12, of Fond du Lac, sails on Lake Winnebago near the Lakeside Park lighthouse. The Fond du Lac Yacht Club offers free youth sailing classes every summer. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

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.

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

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

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

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Diversity 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. • White — 93,398 or 91.9% • Hispanic or Latino — 4,368 or 4.3% • Black or African American — 1,226 or 1.2% • Asian — 1,129 or 1.1% • Two or more races — 1,029 or 1.0% • American Indian or Alaska Native — 422 or 0.4% • Other race — 45

Population • Total population — 102,385 • Residents 18 years and older — 78,049

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

Top: Historic Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1 N. Main St., in Fond du Lac. (Justin Connaher/The Reporter) Middle: Owner Ron Emanuel works on a piece of jewelry at his shop, The Goldsmith, 177 S. Main St. (Justin Connaher/The Reporter) Bottom: Victor Cortez owns Mazatlan Restaurant at 237 S. Main St. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

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A downtown Fond du Lac venue is a hub for concerts, art galleries and poetry. Windhover Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St., attracted at least 18,000 visitors last year with its cultural attractions. Kevin Miller, executive director for Windhover Center, said he wouldn’t be surprised if the number was actually higher. Since Windhover offers so many free events, it’s difficult to measure attendance. Poetry readings, art exhibits and Windy Wednesday lunches are just a few of the regular, free activities.

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Events that charge admission tend to sell out because tickets are inexpensive, Miller said. The Signature Series, an annual music lineup, is always the most popular. Miller said the Fond du Lac Arts Council, the group behind Windhover Center, wants to keep the venue affordable. If residents prefer more expensive shows, Milwaukee and Appleton are within an hour’s drive. “We want the folks that live in Fond du Lac to have this opportunity,” he said. Windhover Center is at the forefront of Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District initiative. Local businesses, schools and nonprofits are collaborating to bring more cultural opportunities to the area.

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As part of the initiative, Windhover Center will begin showing firstrun independent feature films this year, Miller said. Seating will vary from chairs to couches. Show times have not been determined. The bar will be open during movies, and the Arts Council is considering offering food. For more information, visit or call 9215410.

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Fond du Lac Children’s Museum offers fun and programs for the area’s youngest residents. The museum, located inside Windhover Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St., takes children on a quick tour around the world, from Lake Winnebago to an Italian pizzeria and the African savannah. Youngsters can make shadow puppets in the Shadow Safari, explore the Great Toddler Reef, build a Great Wall of China, exchange money for world currencies, put on a show in the Big • WHAT: Fond du Lac Apple Theater or produce a raChildren’s Museum dio broadcast.

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Children’s Museum is not just about the exhibits, she said. The museum also provides educational programs, such as music and theater classes, and specials, including free days. Past attractions include arts and crafts, dental health activities and holiday parties. The museum participates in community events, providing games and activities during Fondue Fest and HealthWorks Street Fair, both held every summer downtown Fond du Lac. Fond du Lac Children’s Museum organizes kids’ bike rides during Tour of America’s Dairyland. The tour returns to Fond du Lac June 24.

• WHERE: Inside Windhover Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St.

• WHEN: Open 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: $4.25 daily; free for children under 1 year old. Family memberships cost $25 to $110. The $110 package includes access to 165 children’s museums across the country. • CONTACT INFO: (920) 9290707, cmfdl@sbcglobal. net,

Traffic continues to climb, Welsch said. Last year, the museum saw more than 21,000 visitors. It’s already 11 percent ahead of the same time last year. “I would encourage people who are new to the area to come down and check us out,” Welsch said.


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The museum is best for children from the stage of crawling through 12 years old, said Executive Director Andrea Welsch.


Theater venues

offer intimate and grand scale experiences

Two theaters operated by the Fond du Lac School District offer the community both comfort and style, and draw in nationally acclaimed performers.

PAC The Performing Arts Center at Fond du Lac High School is the largest theater in the area. The 1,025-person capacity auditorium with full lobby, mezzanine, box seating, an orchestra pit for 25 musicians, 60-foot fly with catwalk and enhanced support systems is anything but high school level. From show time through curtain call, the PAC offers grandeur in a unique theater. Each year Fond du Lac Concert Association hosts its annual concert series at the PAC. 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.




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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.

Goodrich Little Theatre Major renovations to Goodrich Little Theatre a few years back restored the longtime venue for small theater productions in Fond du Lac. Located at the Riverside Elementary School/District Administration Center complex, the 600-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. 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.

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

Galloway House & Village • 336 Old Pioneer Road • Open Memorial Day through Labor Day plus weekends in September. • Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. • Cost is $10 for adults, students 13-17 years $9, children 5-12 $6, age 4 and under free. Seniors 62 and over $9. • Phone: (920) 922-1166. • On the web: www.fdlhistory. com

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 ice-cream social and vintage car show, civil war reenactments, antique farm equipment show 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 began restoration, adding more historic pieces each year. The Galloway House and Village is listed on the National Register of Historic places.

(Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

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.

The 30-room mid-Victorian mansion boasts four fireplaces, Italianate details, and many pieces of original furniture.



Government Members of labor unions protest at the state capitol building in Madison in February. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter) A “For Sale” sign hangs around the neck of a statue at the State Capitol building in Madison. Thousands of people descended on Madison to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill that curtailed state workers’ collective bargaining rights. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

State officials GOVERNOR Scott Walker 115 E. State Capitol, PO Box 7863, Madison, WI 53703-7863; (608) 266-1212; Fax:

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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 537077841;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 53707-7871; (608) 266-1714; toll-free (877) 6999211; Fax: (608) 266-2647 Email: Web

U.S. SENATORS Herb Kohl 330 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510; (202) 224-5653; Ron Johnson Milwaukee Office, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202; (414) 2767282; ronjohnson.

CONGRESS WISCONSIN’S DISTRICT 6 REP. TOM PETRI (Republican) Fond du Lac Office: PO Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708-8953; 490 W. Rolling Meadows Drive, Suite B, Fond du Lac, WI 54937; Phone: (920) 922-1180 or toll-free 1-800-242-4883; Fax: (920) 922-4498 Oshkosh Office: 2390 State Road 44, Suite B, Oshkosh, WI 54904 ; Phone: (920) 231-6333 Washington Office: 2462 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington DC 20515-4906; Phone: (202) 225-2476; Fax: 202-225-2356 Web site: (Serving an area that includes all of Fond du Lac County)

STATE ASSEMBLY WRITE: c/o Representative PO Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708 27TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT REP. STEVE KESTELL (Republican) 15 West, State Capi-

tol, P.O. Box 8952; Madison, WI 53708; Phone: (608) 266-8530 or (888) 5290027; Fax: (608) 282-3627; Email: (Serving the Town of Calumet, Town of Forest, Town of Marshfield, Village of Mt. Calvary, Village of St. Cloud) 41ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT REP. JOAN A. BALLWEG (Republican) 210 North, State Capitol; P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708; Phone: (608) 266-8077 or (888) 534-0041; Fax: (608) 282-3641; Email: Rep. (Serving the Town of Alto, Town of Metomen, Town of Ripon, Village of Brandon, Village of Fairwater, City of Ripon) 52ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT REP. JEREMY THIESFELDT (Republican) 16 West, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison, WI 53708; Phone: (608) 2663156 or (888) 529-0052; Fax: (608) 282-3652; Email: Rep.Thiesfeldt@ (Serving the Town of Eldorado, Town of Friendship, Town of Taycheedah,

53RD ASSEMBLY DISTRICT REP. RICHARD J. SPANBAUER (Republican) 103 West, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison, WI 53708; Phone: (608) 267-7990 or (888) 534-0053; Fax: (608) 2823653; Email: Rep.Spanbauer@legis. (Serving the Town of Byron, Town of Empire, Town of Fond du Lac, Town of Lamartine, Town of Oakfield, Town of Rosendale, Town of Springvale, Town

of Waupun, Village of Oakfield, Village of Rosendale, City of Fond du Lac, Wards 17-40, City of Waupun) 59TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT REP. DANIEL LeMAHIEU (Republican) 304 East, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708; Phone: (608) 266-9175 or (888) 534-0059; Fax: (608) 282-3659; Email: Rep. (Serving the Town of Ashford, Town of Auburn, Town of Eden, Town of Osceola, Village of Campbellsport, Village of Eden)


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STATE SENATE WRITE: c/o Senator PO Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882 18TH SENATE DISTRICT SEN. RANDY HOPPER 310 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882; Phone: (608) 266-5300; Fax: (608) 266-0423 E-mail: Sen.Hopper@legis.wisconsin. gov

an official text for the first verse was incorporated in Chapter 170, Laws of 1959, and it is contained in Section 1.10 of the statutes: On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Grand old badger state! We,thy loyal sons and daughters, Hail thee, good and great.

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‘Forward,’ our motto — God will give thee might!

“ON, WISCONSIN!” The music for “On, Wisconsin!” was composed in 1909 by William T. Purdy with the idea of entering it in a contest for the creation of a new University of Minnesota football song. Carl Beck persuaded Purdy to dedicate the song to the University of Wisconsin football team instead, and Beck collaborated with the composer by writing the lyrics. The song was introduced at the Madison campus in November 1909. It was later acclaimed by world-famous composer and bandmaster John Philip Sousa as the best college song he had ever heard. Lyrics more in keeping with the purposes of a state song were written in 1913 by Charles D. Rosa and J. S. Hubbard. Although “On, Wisconsin!” was widely recognized as Wisconsin’s song, the state did not officially adopt it until 1959. Rep. Harold W. Clemens discovered that Wisconsin was one of only 10states without an official song. He introduced a bill to give the song the status he thought it deserved. On discovering that many different lyrics existed,

9TH SENATE DISTRICT Joe Leibham (Republican) 15 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882; Phone: (608) 2662056 or (888) 295-8750; Fax: (608) 282-3549 Email: Sen.Leibham@legis.wisconsin. gov (Serving the Town of Calumet, Town of Forest, Town of Marshfield, Village of Mt. Calvary and Village of St. Cloud)

STATEHOOD May 29, 1848 ORIGIN OF STATE’S NAME Based on an Indian word “Ouisconsin” believed to mean “grassy place” in the Chippewa language. POPULATION 5,686,986 CONSTITUTION 30th state GEOLOGY Land area is 54,424 sq. mi. HIGHEST POINT Timms Hill, Price County; 1,952 feet LOWEST POINT Shore of Lake Michigan; 581 feet.



Starting at the top of a shield on a dark blue field is the state motto “Forward.”

MOTTO “Forward”

Below is a badger, the state animal. A sailor and miner show that the people work on water and land. The shield in the center shows the state’s support for the United States.

NICKNAME Badger State FLOWER Wood violet TREE Sugar maple BIRD Robin State Domesticated Animal Dairy Cow

In four sections surrounding the shield are representations of the state’s main industries: agriculture, mining, manufacturing and navigation.

State Wild Animal White-tailed deer

The cornucopia and pile of lead represent farm products and minerals.

State Dog American water spaniel

The flag law was amended in 1979 to include the name of the state and the date of statehood.

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FAST FACTS CAPITAL Madison GOVERNOR Scott Walker, Republican

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

After census figures are released (every 10 years), county boards are required to draw up new district boundaries based on a uniform number of residents per district. New boundaries — and the corresponding number of supervisors — were being determined in the spring of 2011. County Board meetings are scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month in the Legislative Chambers of the City County Government Center, 160 S. Macy St.

Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judges






CIRCUIT COURT BRANCH V JUDGE ROBERT WIRTZ (920) 929-7053 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 PURCHASING (920) 929-3145 REGISTER OF DEEDS (920) 929-3018 SENIOR SERVICES (920) 929-3114 SOCIAL SERVICES (920) 929-3433 COUNTY TREASURER (920) 929-3010 EXTENSION OFFICE (920) 929-3170 VETERANS SERVICES (920) 929-3117 WOMEN, CHILDREN AND INFANTS PROGRAM (800) 547-3640; (920) 929-3085

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Fond du Lac County Departments

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920-322-1337 |


County Board Supervisors

District 2

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

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

First Vice Chairman

District 3

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

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

MEMBERS District 1

Brenda A. Schneider W2695 Loehr St. Malone, WI 53049 (920) 795-4625 brenda.schneider@fdlco.

Joseph W. Koch W3898 Ridge Lane Campbellsport, WI 53010 (920) 533-8592 District 4

John E. Muentner Sr. W6198 County Trunk Y Brownsville, WI 53006 (920) 583-3374 District 5

Richard R. Wetzel W12072 Hemp Road Brandon, WI 53919 (920) 346-2998 District 6

Thomas E. Dornbrook 535 W. Main St. Brandon, WI 53919 (920) 346-2411 tom.dornbrook@fdlco.

District 7

District 11

District 15

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

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

District 8

District 12

Judy Goldsmith 173 21st St., Unit 2G Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-3258 judy.goldsmith@fdlco.

Robert M. Fox W7401 County Trunk OO Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 922-4072

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

District 9

District 13

Karen Madigan W10572 Schmidt Road Rosendale, WI 54974 (920) 872-2003 karen.madigan@fdlco.

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

District 10

District 14

Sherry L. Behnke 1905 Chapman Ave. North Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 923-5396 sherry.behnke@fdlco.

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

Elected County Officials COUNTY EXECUTIVE ALLEN BUECHEL CITY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER 160 S. Macy St., Fourth Floor PHONE (920) 929-3155 E-MAIL




District 16

Paul T. Levandowski 220 E. Follett St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 921-5634 paul.levandowski@fdlco. District 17

Melvin E. Heller 627 Mary Lee Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-1787 District 18

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


Fond du Lac



Government The City of Fond du Lac operates with a councilmanager 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

City Council PRESIDENT Rick Gudex (920) 922-1383 Term expires in 2013 VICE PRESIDENT Jeff Ruedinger (920) 602-6158 Term expires in 2012 Mick Burroughs (920) 907-0740 Term expires in 2013

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

Fond du Lac City Manager Tom Herre speaks during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Open Road Harley-Davidson in Fond du Lac. (Aileen Andrews/The Reporter)

Gary Miller (920) 539-0829 Term expires 2012

CITY ASSESSOR Donald Wegner (920) 322-3412

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

CITY CLERK Sue Strands (920) 322-3432

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

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION Hal Wortman (920) 322-3452

CITY MANAGER Thomas Herre (920) 322-3407 CITY ATTORNEY Deb Hoffmann (920) 322-3420


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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.

City Staff

Rebecca Lunde-Ross (920) 929-8724 Term expires in 2013


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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS Mark Lentz (920) 322-3472 (retiring Aug. 31) DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES Rodney Pasch (920) 322-3625 (retiring June 30)

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Wayne Rollin (920) 322-3440 DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS David Zittlow (920) 322-3600 POLICE CHIEF Tony Barthuly (920) 322-3706 (retiring June 30) FIRE CHIEF Peter O’Leary (920) 322-3800 CITY OF FOND DU LAC WEB SITE

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City of Fond du Lac Departments ADMINISTRATION & COMPTROLLER (920) 322-3405

North Fond du Lac



ASSESSOR’S OFFICE (920) 322-3416

Village Administrator Chuck Hornung, 16 Garfield St., North Fond du Lac (920) 929-3765

ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (920) 322-3420 CENTRAL COLLECTIONS (920) 322-3460 CITY CLERK (920) 322-3430 CITY MANAGER (920) 322-3407 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (920) 322-3440 FAIRGROUNDS POOL (920) 322-3950

Village Clerk Donna Richards, 16 Garfield St., North Fond du Lac (920) 929-3765



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

PARKING UTILITY (920) 322-3448 PLANNING (920) 322-3440 REDEVELOPMENT (920) 322-3445 SENIOR CENTER (920) 322-3630

Tammy Keller 1805 Thurke Ave., North Fond du Lac (920) 929-4038

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

Mike Will 426 Chapleau St., North Fond du Lac (920) 921-1103

DEPARTMENTS Police Chief William Lamb, 16 Garfield St., (920) 929-3765 EMS Director/Fire Chief Paul Nelson, 16 Garfield St., (920) 929-3765 Director of Public Services Darren Parsons, 16 Garfield St., (920) 929-3765

Keith King 729 Michigan Ave., North Fond du Lac (920) 921-2265

Director of Engineering and Planning Nick Leonard, 16 Garfield St., (920) 929-3765

Mike Streetar 702 Florida Ave., North Fond du Lac (920) 926-0223

Municipal Judge Jerry Jaye, 16 Garfield St., (920) 924-2479

ENGINEERING & TRAFFIC (920) 322-3475 FAIRGROUNDS POOL (920) 322-3950 TAYLOR PARK POOL (920) 322-3955 AREA TRANSIT (920) 322-3650 WASTEWATER TREATMENT (920) 322-3662 WATER UTILITY (920) 322-3682 PURCHASING (920) 322-3454

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Jasmine Kimmons, 8, reads to Taz, an Australian shepherd owned by Steve Williams, who brings him into Evans School to help kids improve their reading skills. The Reporter photo by Patrick Flood.

The Fond du Lac School District is the largest school district in Fond du Lac County, serving approximately 7,300 students. The district covers approximately 75 square miles and operates 14 school buildings, including nine elementary schools, three middle schools, a high school and an alternative high school for at-risk students. A four-year-old kindergarten program called Early Learning in Fond du Lac (ELF) operates at five elementary schools, 11 sites at child care centers within the Fond du Lac community, and three sites at child care centers in North Fond du Lac.

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


Fond du Lac Board of Education School Board members are elected for three-year terms • President Eric Everson (920) 517-2316


Schools Staff SUPERINTENDENT JAMES SEBERT (920) 906-6502


Schools 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











• Treasurer Kathleen Nagle (920) 923-3707

PRINCIPAL BRAD NERAT 525 E. Pioneer Road (920) 929-2850

• Secretary Julie Nett (920) 539-6412



• Member Susan Jones (920) 922-8081

• Vice President Elizabeth Hayes (920) 539-1511

• Member Mark Strand (920) 923-1984 • Member Mark Jurgella (920) 579-0881

PRINCIPAL MICHAEL MOCKERT 290 Weis Ave. (920) 929-2996 PRINCIPAL CATHERINE DANIELS 495 Wabash Ave. (920) 929-2845

North Fond du Lac


The School District of North Fond du Lac serves approximately 1,250 students in Grades K-12.

Located just a short distance from the Fox Valley, the community has evidenced a strong commitment to education through the funding of extensive remodeling projects, the construction of a new high school in 2000, and a new competition football/track and field complex, completed in August 2010. District initiatives include researched-based, best practice work revolving around Professional Learning Communities for staff and differentiated instruction for students. Small class sizes, a dedicated and enthusiastic staff and endless extra-curricular opportunities ensure that this progressive school district is poised for continued growth and excellence well into the future.

North Fond du Lac Board of Education School Board members are elected for three-year terms • President John Duffy (920) 929-9039; • Vice President John Goldapske (920) 922-7832; • Treasurer Ryan Pelot (920) 921-4152; • Clerk Steve Hock (920) 923-6679; • Member Paul Haase (920) 923-2851;

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


Schools EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Early Childhood, 4K and kindergarten) 225 McKinley St.





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


220 N. Helena St. Campbellsport Wisconsin, 53010 (920) 533-8534

FOND DU LAC PUBLIC LIBRARY 32 Sheboygan St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 929-7080

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

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

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

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University Of WisconsinFond du Lac

Agnes. Marian is a coeducational, Catholic college providing a value-based applied liberal arts education.

University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac is a freshman/sophomore campus of the University of Wisconsin, and offers courses that are a foundation for 250 majors. Academic offerings include day and evening credit courses, study skills workshops and a college success course. Seven bachelor’s degrees can be earned entirely on the UW-Fond du Lac campus.

Marian offers 70 undergraduate majors and minors in traditional liberal arts and pre-professional programs, for traditional undergraduates and through the Marian Adult Accelerated Program. The student-faculty ratio is among the lowest of Wisconsin’s private colleges. Besides the Fond du Lac campus, Marian students attend classes at its Appleton and West Allis centers and at several other outreach sites.

The park-like campus is composed of six buildings that surround a two-acre lake. The 60-acre Gottfried Arboretum serves as an outdoor classroom and provides recreational opportunities.

The 104-acre campus is in a residential area of Fond du Lac. The average Marian class size is 15 students, and a student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. Total 2010 fall enrollment was 2,881 students.

In 2011, the college enrolled 790 students.

Marian’s core values encourage students to become role models within their communities, leading ethical lives of distinction, service and compassion. Service learning is a major part of the university experience.

A $13 million expansion/renovation project was completed in the fall of 2000 and transformed UW-Fond du Lac into a state-of-the art 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 new commons area that is popular with students and has also been the site of 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 Foundation offers a number of academic scholarships for new, continuing and returning adult students. The Foundation awards approximately 30 scholarships ranging from $500 to full tuition each year. • 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac, WI. • Information: (920) 929-1100 • Admissions: (920) 929-1122 • Financial aid: 9920) 929-1122 •

Marian University Marian University welcomed its first class of freshman as a university in September 2009. The former Marian College was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of the Sisters of St.

• 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI. • Information: (920) 923-7600 • Admissions: (920) 923-7650 • Financial aid: (920) 923-7614 •

Moraine Park Technical College Moraine Park Technical College is one of 16 technical colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System and offers more than 100 career options for students, along with clubs and opportunities to travel abroad. Its campuses are located in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, with regional centers in Hartford and Ripon. In 2011, more than 21,000 students were taking some type of class at MPTC. Of that number, 3,437 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.

TOP: Moraine Park Technical College graduates prepare to take part in a commencement ceremony held at Fond du Lac High School, 801 Campus Drive, in Fond du Lac. (Justin Connaher/The Reporter) BOTTOM: Senior class vice president Alissa Swenson speaks to the crowd from the podium during graduation ceremonies for Fond du Lac High School held in the Fondy fieldhouse. (Patrick flood/ The Reporter)

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


Ripon College Ripon College is a four-year, private, liberal arts and sciences college located in Ripon, a city of 7,500. The college was founded in 1851 and converted from a college preparatory school to a four-year college in 1863. Today, Ripon’s campus encompasses 250-tree-covered acres and includes 25 buildings, several on the National Register of Historic Places. The college offers 13 majors and 37 minors, internships, study abroad, collaborative research with faculty, summer research and ROTC. Ripon College is a residential college. Nine of 10 students live on campus where they participate in more than 70 campus organizations, 20 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 1,057 undergraduates represent 33 states and 14 countries. Ripon College’s its mission is to prepare students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. The intent of the liberal arts curriculum and residential campus is to create an intimate learning community in which students experience a personalized education. • 300 Seward St., Ripon, WI. • Information: (800) 947-4766 • Admissions: (800) 947-4766 • Financial aid: (877) 742-9532 •

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FOND DU LAC COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY Mark Strand (920) 929-3372


Stephen Fitzgerald Hill Farms State Transportation Building, 4802 Sheboygan Ave., Room 551, P.O. Box 7912, Madison, Wis., 53707 (608) 266-3212

FOND DU LAC COUNTY CAPTAIN Dean Will (920) 929-3372


Capt. Brian K. Rahn, Commander Lt. Nick Scorcio, Executive Officer 851 S. Rolling Meadows Drive, P.O. Box 984, Fond du Lac, Wis., 54936 (920) 929-3700

Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department


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

FOND DU LAC COUNTY SHERIFF Mick Fink (920) 929-3372

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Waupun Police Department

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Deputy Chief Mindy Hendricks

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

Fond du Lac Police Officer Cami Vandermolen covers a suspect during the Fond du Lac Police Department training at the Fond du Lac Theatre in Fond du Lac. (Justin Connaher/The Reporter)


TONY BARTHULY (Retires June 30, 2011) (920) 322-3706


KEVIN LEMKE (920) 322-3704

North Fond du Lac Police Department

16 Garfield St., North Fond du Lac, Wis., 54937 Emergency: 911 Communications Center: (920) 906-5555 Criminal Investigations: (920) 907-6327, ext. 123

NORTH FOND DU LAC POLICE CHIEF William Lamb (920) 929-3760

CAPTAIN OF POLICE Darren Pautsch (920) 929-3760

Rescue workers at the scene of a head-on crash west of Fond du Lac. (Justin Connaher/The Reporter)

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ADDRESS: 815 S. Main St., Fond du Lac, Wis., 54935 WEBSITE: Emergency 911 Non-emergency number: (920) 906-5555 Fire Prevention: (920) 322-3807 Administrative secretary: (920) 322-3809 Skin Ca Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment Acne | Warts | Ras Rashes | Psoriasis | Mole & Cyst Removal

FOND DU LAC FIRE CHIEF Peter O’Leary (920) 322-3802

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Downtown Fond du Lac invites you to experience, explore, and enjoy all that our downtown has to offer. Whether it’s a first meeting or you’re catching up, downtown Fond du Lac is a perfect destination. Unique shops, galleries and a range of dining

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Special events are always attracting friends. We are particularly proud of the special events and activities we are able to offer in downtown Fond du Lac. Throughout the year there are community events, educational opportunities and festivals that make downtown Fond du Lac a hub of activity in our region. Check the schedule and then call your friends to come together for special fun.

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We currently have limited spaces for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years available to the community. We also offer 4k through the school district.

We instill values that Child Care Center will last a lifetime. • Summer & Fall School Age Program • Full & Part-Time Child Care Licensed for children 6 weeks to 12 years • 3 & 4 year Preschool August to May • Open 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

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Just in time for Summer! Mary Linsmeier Schools Two New Engaging & Interactive Programs June 20 - August 26

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OBTAINING DIVORCE JUDGMENTS Rodman, owned by Gale Nagel of Crystal Lake, Ill., poses for the camera at an all-breed dog show, a popular event that takes place at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

Information Guide DOG LICENSING All owners of dogs in Fond du Lac County should be aware that rabies vaccinations and dog licenses are required under the statutes. Vaccination by a veterinarian against rabies of all dogs is required (Section 95.21 (2)) within 30 days after the dog reaches four months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination. Older vaccinated dogs must be revaccinated when the certificate expires or within three years of the previous vaccination. Certificates of current vaccination must be presented when obtaining dog licenses.

All dogs 5 months of age or older require a license. The minimum license fee for neutered males or spayed females is $3, upon presentation of evidence attesting to the same, and $8.00 for the unneutered male or unspayed female dog. These minimums may be supplemented by local municipal action. Multiple dog licenses are $35 for 12 or fewer dogs and $3 for each dog in excess of 12. Residents should check with their municipality as individual rules and fees may apply.


Vital Records OBTAINING BIRTH/ DEATH CERTIFICATES If the birth/death occurred in Fond du Lac County, contact the Register of Deeds, located at 160 S. Macy Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935, or by telephone: 920-929-3018. If the birth/death occurred elsewhere in the state of Wisconsin, contact the Register of Deeds in that county or go to: If the birth/death occurred in another state, go to:

If the divorce occurred in Fond du Lac County, contact the Clerk of Courts located at, 160 S. Macy Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 or by telephone: 920-929-3038. If the divorce occurred elsewhere in the state of Wisconsin, contact the Clerk of Courts in that county or go to: If the divorce occurred in another state, go to:


Fond du Lac County Clerk’s Office, 160 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac, WI. 920-929-3000; www.fdlco. Office Hours — Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications are accepted only until 4 p.m. 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. 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.

Marriage License 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.

OBTAINING DECLARATION OF DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP Fond du Lac County Clerk’s Office, 160 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac, WI. 920-929-3000; www.fdlco. Office Hours — Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications are accepted only until 4 p.m. 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

Edith’s Bridal and Tuxedo Junction, 9 S. Main St., is a popular spot for brides and grooms looking for that perfect wedding attire. (Aileen Andrews/The Reporter)

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.

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

Dogs of all kinds can be found at dog shows held at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds in Fond du Lac. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

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.

Darlene Hoffmann and Jim Sabel in a room at Calvary Cemetery that houses urn niches. (Justin Connaher/The Reporter)


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Pastor David Pavesic Pastor Shari Routh 20 Wisconsin American Drive 920-921-4545 Saturday Service 5:30 p.m. Sunday Service 8:00 & 11:00 am Summer Sunday Service 8:00 & 10:00 am Summer Wednesday Backyard Service 6:30 pm

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OFFICE 922-7211 Church services 8:30am & 10:45am Christian Education 9:45am AWANA (5K - 6th grade): Sundays 6:00-7:30 pm High School Youth Group: Sundays at 6:00 pm Middle School Youth Group: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm WI-5001318001

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Who We Help: The Fond du Lac Area United Way raises funds annually which support programs provided by United Way affiliated agencies. Using information from a locally conducted comprehensive community-needs assessment, the Fond du Lac area United Way funds programs that address three key new community impact goals: • Supporting Stability and Independence • Improving People’s Health and Wellness These programs serve those in need throughout the Fond du Lac area including the communities of Brandon, Byron, Campbellsport, Eden, Fond du Lac, Johnsburg, Marytown, Mount Calvary, North Fond du Lac, Oakfield, Rosendale, St. Cloud, Taycheedah, Van Dyne and Waupun.

2010 Programs: BUILDING AN EDUCATED COMMUNITY Adult Literacy: Fond du Lac Adult Literacy 32 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-1907 Leadership Experience: Girl Scouts of Manitou Council 5212 Windward Ct., Sheboygan (920) 565-4575, ext.22 Reducing the Incidence of Sexual Abuse: ASTOP Inc. 430 E. Division St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-5393 Service Learning: Volunteer Center 650 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-1414

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

Youth Assets Development: Boys & Girls Club 76 W. Second St., Fond du Lac (920) 906-6514

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


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

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Resource Center: Lutheran Social Services of WI 131 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-5222 Behavioral Health Services: Catholic Charities 191 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-2550 Fond du Lac County Outreach: Alzheimers Assocation of SE WI 328 N. Helena St. Campbellsport, WI (920) 948-8745 HOPE Mentoring: Volunteer Center 650 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-1414

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

BUILDING A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY Affordable Child Care: YMCA 90 W. Second St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-3330 Basic Needs: The Salvation Army 237 N. Macy St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-8220

Eight-year-old Eduardo Hernandez ate some chips during the Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac annual Multicultural event. Local community members took part in cultural performances, sampling of food and crafts. (Aileen Andrews/ The Reporter)

Emergency & Warming Shelters/ Housing Advocacy: Solutions Center 39 N. Sophia St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-1743 Fresh Start/Teen Parents: Youth for Christ 303 E. Ninth St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-1416 One-to-One Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters 448 S. Military Road, Fond du Lac (920) 922-8200 Pregnancy & Parenting Support: Family Resource Center Inc. 122 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-4110 Project Youth: Lutheran Social Services 131 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-5222

• Breaking Cycles of Generational Poverty


Reporter the

Fond du Lac’s partnership with newspapers goes back nearly 150 years. The seeds for The Reporter of today were sown in 1856 with the founding of the weekly Fond du Lac Commonwealth. It became the Daily Commonwealth in 1870, the year considered the founding date for The Reporter. The Reporter nameplate came into existence in 1883, when L.A. Lange established the Daily Reporter. It was the first newspaper in Fond du Lac to secure a telegraph service. The first Linotype machine used in Fond du Lac County was purchased by the Reporter Printing Co. The Daily Reporter and the Daily Commonwealth remained competitors until 1926. As Henry Ford was instituting the eight-hour workday and fiveday work week, the two papers merged to form the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter in facilities at 18 W. First St. The 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.

contact information Address: P.O. Box 630, N6637 Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI, 54936

Photography: Patrick Flood, 920-907-7940,

Phone: 920-922-4600

Obituaries: 920-907-7908,

Website: Founded: 1856 Joined Gannett: 2000 Circulation: 14,000 afternoon; 16,000 Sunday 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. General Manager and Executive Editor: Richard Roesgen, 920-907-7880 News and Online: Peggy Breister, 920-907-7912, Sports: Paul Keup, 920-907-7930, Features: Peggy Breister, 920-907-7912, Opinion: Mike Mentzer, 920-907-7910,

Corrections: Inaccuracies in news items should be brought to the attention of News Editor Peggy Breister. She can be reached at 920-907-7912. Corrections will be printed immediately upon verification. News tips: Got a story idea or suggestion? Need help getting your community news in the newspaper? Contact News Editor Peggy Breister at (920) 907-7912 or Advertising : For questions about advertising, contact Advertising Director Lisa O’Halloran at (920) 907-7991 or How to place a classified ad: Telephone: 888-774-7744 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for placing a Sunday ad is 6 p.m. Friday. Fax an ad to 877943-0443 during the same hours as above. The fax deadline for Sunday ads is 4 p.m. Friday. The online deadline is 6 p.m. one day prior to publication, or 6 p.m. on Friday for Saturday, Sunday and Monday publications.

American Bank 676 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 922-9292 | Associated Bank 888 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-1217 Bank of Fond du Lac 1207 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 907-0269 Chase 8 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 923-7700 |

CitizensFirst Credit Union 740 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-0503 Fond du Lac Credit Union 91 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 921-1123 | Fox Valley Savings Bank 51 E. First St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-7220 | Hometown Bank 80 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac (920) 907-0788 245 N. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac (920) 907-2220 Horicon Bank 854 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-6505

largest employers in fond du lac county 1. AGNESIAN HEALTHCARE Medical, surgical facilities 1,000+ employees 430 E. Division St., Fond du Lac (800) 374-4556 2. BRUNSWICK/ MERCURY MARINE Engine manufacturing 1,000+ employees W6250 Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 929-5040 3. ALLIANCE LAUNDRY SYSTEMS Commercial laundry, dry cleaning and pressing machine manufacturing 1,000+ employees Shepard and Hall streets, Ripon (920) 748-3121 4. FOND DU LAC SCHOOL DISTRICT Education 1,000+ employees 72 W. Ninth St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-2900

M&I Bank 33 W. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 923-4292 | National Exchange Bank & Trust 130 S. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 921-7700 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 Fond du Lac locations: 80 W. Rees St.; 201 Wisconsin American Drive; 661 W. Pioneer Road; (920) 923-7280 815 Wisconsin Ave., North Fond du Lac; (920) 923-7280

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

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

11. TAYCHEEDAH CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION Corrections 250 to 499 employees 751 County Trunk K, Fond du Lac (920) 929-3800

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. C.D. SMITH CONSTRUCTION Commercial, institutional building construction 250 to 499 employees 889 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 924-2900 17. RIPON PRINTERS Commercial lithographic printing 250 to 499 employees 656 S. Douglas St., Ripon (800) 321-3136 18. WELLPOINT COMPANIES/ ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Health, medical insurance carrier 250 to 499 employees 145 S. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac (920) 923-8700 19. SOCIETY INSURANCE Property, casualty insurance carrier 250 to 499 employees 150 Camelot Drive (888) 576-2438 20. BRENNER TANK Metal tank manufacturing 100 to 249 employees 450 Arlington Ave., Fond du Lac (800) 558-9750

Banks and credit unions



Restaurantsand bars A&W Drive In 269 Winnebago Dr. 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

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 841 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-1809

Cabaret Supper Club & Hall 1401 Main St. St. Cloud (920) 999-3251

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


Big O’s Bar & Grill 11 E. Second St. Fond du Lac (920) 929-8696

Bottom: Theo’s Cream City Chop House, 24 N. Main St., offers fine dining. (Submitted photo)

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

Benson’s Holiday Hide-A-Way Resort N4241 Boy Scout Dr. Campbellsport (920) 533-8219

Middle: Margaritas and daiquiris are popular drink requests at Mazatlan Restaurant, 237 S. Main St. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

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

Angie V’s Supper Club 405 E. Main St. Waupun (920) 324-5094

Arby’s W6606 Highway 23 Fond du Lac (920) 906-5054

Top: The Coliseum restaurant, 91 S. Main St., welcomes guests for casual dining. (Justin Connaher/The Reporter)

Boda’s Restaurant 277 S. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 922-9931

Blanck’s Lake Aire Supper Club N8751 Lakeshore Dr. Van Dyne (920) 921-8635 Blanck’s Supper Club W2655 County Trunk Q Johnsburg (920) 795-4484

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 Dillinger’s 1 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-6776

Cedar Lodge Supper Club N10872 Highway 151 Malone (920) 795-4574

Domino’s Pizza 301 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-3800

Chinatown Kitchen 18 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-9688

Down Under Supper Club & Sky Lanes 113 Kommers St. Mount Calvary (920) 753-2199

Cibo Steaks & Spirits In Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-3000 ext. 2024

Duffy’s Steak House & Sports Pub In Holiday Inn, 625 W. Rolling Meadows Dr. Fond du Lac (920) 924-9112

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

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

Faro’s Family Restaurant 131 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 922-3600

Irish’s Bar 10 Western Ave. Fond du Lac (920) 921-9737

Fazoli’s 256 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 924-7549

KFC 147 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 923-2321

Feed Mill Bar & Grill 2179 County Trunk Y Lomira (920) 583-4566

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

Fiesta Tapatia 609 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 907-8184 Fin N’ Feather W496 County Trunk SS Campbellsport (920) 533-4135 Friar Tuck’s 570 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-4027 Fuji Yummy 221 N. Peters Ave. Fond du Lac (920) 933-5555 Gilles Frozen Custard 819 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-4900 Gino’s Italian Restaurant 584 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 906-9999 Googles Inn 8 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920 921-9742 Hardee’s 775 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-3434 Heidel House Resort 643 Illinois Ave. Green Lake (920) 294-3344 Idlewile Inn 1306 Main St. St. Cloud (920) 999-4404

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 J.R.’s Sports Bar & Grill 65 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-5640

health care facilities Agnesian Convenient Care Clinic 145 N. Main St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-8492;

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

Agnesian EZ Care (walk-in clinic) 1107 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac (920) 926-8700;

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

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 — Fox Lake 703 W. State St. (920) 928-6300; Fond du Lac Regional Clinic — Markesan 1175B N. Margaret St. (920) 398-2406;

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 Dr., Fond du Lac (920) 907-7000 Aurora Health Center — Lomira 375 East Ave. (920) 269-2060 Aurora Advanced Healthcare — Mayville N8210 Highway 28 (920) 387-9175 Aurora Health Center — New Holstein 2020 Madison St. (920) 898-4262

Juke Box Charlie’s 248 N. Hickory St. Fond du Lac (920) 926-1950

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

King’s Chef 1151 E. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-9888

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

Aurora Health Center — Ripon 1242 W. Fond du Lac St. (920) 745-4700

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

Ripon Medical Center 933 Newbury St., Ripon (920) 748-3101

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

Waupun Memorial Hospital 620 W. Brown St., Waupun (920) 324-2085

La Sicilia 504 N. Rolling Meadows Dr. Fond du Lac (920) 907-0000 Main Exchange 161 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-8181 Continued on Page 38

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Restaurants and bars continued . . . Continued from Page 37 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

900 W. Main St. Waupun (920) 324-9000

699 S. Military Road Fond du Lac (920) 922-7070

Pockets Bar & Grill 119 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 322-8600

Nick N Willy’s Pizza 1143 E. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 322-6425

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

Pizza Ville 160 W. Scott St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-1700

Midtown Pub In Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-3000


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

McDonald’s 929 E. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 924-0331

770 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-4740

Fond du Lac offers a variety of dining and drinking opportunities. From burger joints to fish frys, and from down-home comfort food to gourmet dining, there is something for every palate. Looking for night life? Local establishments include sports bars, corner taps and music venues. (Patrick Flood photos/The Reporter)

Perl’s Country Inn W3675 County Trunk WH St. Peter (920) 322-8800

Qdoba Mexican Grill 187 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 273-0359 Quiznos 335 Winnebago Dr. Fond du Lac (920) 322-9800 35 S. Main St. Mayville (920) 387-2703

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

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

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

Rocky Rococo 774 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-6100

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

Rolling Meadows Family Restaurant 947 S. Rolling Meadows Dr. 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 Dr. Fond du Lac (920) 907-4380 Schreiner’s Restaurant 168 N. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 922-0590 Seasons Restaurant N7640 County Trunk WH Peebles (920) 929-0404 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 Shooters 101 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 924-9949 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 Somewhere in Fond du Lac 60 Forest Ave. Fond du Lac (920) 906-9359 Spirits 735 S. Watertown St. Waupun (920) 324-7000


Fond du Lac

Apostolic Christian; W5324 E. Pioneer Road; 923-3728; no website available Ascension Lutheran; 901 County Trunk V; 922-3353; Calvary Bible, 70 E. Pioneer; 9210530; Sara Cujak fills a bottle from a keg of olive oil at her wine store on North Main Street. The shop also specializes in fine olive oils and balsamic vinegars. (Patrick Flood/ The Reporter)

Subway 377 N. Rolling Meadows Dr. Fond du Lac (920) 921-2322 976 E. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-6265 365 Fond du Lac Ave. Fond du Lac (920) 924-9100 34 W. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac (920) 923-3100 5 Shaler Dr. Waupun (920) 324-9799 1030 Horicon St. Mayville (920) 387-3400 400 East Ave. Lomira (920) 269-7899 Sunset Supper Club N7364 Winnebago Dr. Fond du Lac (920) 922-4540 Taco Bell 892 E. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-9990 427 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 923-5505 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 The Main Pub 241 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 924-7815 Theo’s Cream City Chophouse 24 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-8899 Three Acres North 113 N. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-6588 Tommy J’s Bar N9463 County Trunk Q Malone (920) 795-4525 Trepanier’s BackyardGrill & Bar 838 E. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 924-9400 Tucker’s Hamburgers 444 W. Johnson St. Fond du Lac (920) 922-1200

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; no local website available Church of Our Saviour (Lutheran); 363 S. Main St.; 922-0020; Church of Peace; (United Church of Christ); 158 S. Military Road; 921-8215; Community Church, (non-denominational); N6717 Streblow Drive; 922-1477; Community United Methodist; 701 Minnesota Ave., North Fond du Lac; 921-5567; Cornerstone Worship Center; (non-denominational) 154 W. McWilliams; 923-4442; Divine Savior Lutheran, (Missouri Synod) 1081 Prospect, North Fond du Lac; 923-1532; Faith Lutheran; (Wis. Synod); 55 Prairie Road; 922-3530; First Baptist; 721 E. Scott; 9221945; no website available

927 S. Main St. Fond du Lac (920) 921-1146

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

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

First Presbyterian; 1224 Fourth St.; 922-0425;

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

The Garden; (non-denominational); 402 E. Ninth St.; 2513063; Grace Christian Church, (nondenominational); W4688 Fourth Street Road; 923-5292;

Grace Reformed Church; 163 E. 18th St.; 922-7211; Good Shepherd Lutheran; (Wis. Synod); 855 Martin Ave.; 9218500; Holy Family Catholic Community; (comprised of four area Catholic churches) 271 Fourth Street Way, 921-0580; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox; 198 N. Macy St.; 921-4364; Hope Lutheran; 260 Vincent; 922-5130; Immanuel Trinity Lutheran; 20 Wisconsin American Drive; 9214545; Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses; 570 Marshall; 921-6472; no website available Lighthouse Christian; (nondenominational); 401 S. National; 921-3477; Luther Memorial Lutheran; 134 21st.; 922-7421; Presentation Catholic Church, 705 Michigan Ave., North Fond du Lac; 921-9383; no website available Redeemer Lutheran; (Wis. Synod); 606 Forest Ave.; 9214020; St. Paul’s Lutheran; 1010 Adams Ave., North Fond du Lac; 922-1080; St. Peter’s Lutheran (Wis. Synod); 1600 S. Main St.; 9218075; Salem United Methodist; 120 Sheboygan St.; 921-8608;

Thrive Church (non-denominational); 303 E. Ninth; 933-0842;


Trinity Baptist; 400 E. Johnson St.; 922-9044;


Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church; W1562 County Road B; Eden; (920) 477-3030; sothparish. org Spirit of Life; 240 N. National Ave.; 923-9222;

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

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.

Kids take off during one of the It’s Fun to Run Kid Run races at Buttermilk Creek Park. (Justin Connaher/The Reporter) Ripon attracts visitors looking to explore the city’s historic roots. The community in western Fond du Lac County is known as the birthplace of the Republican Party. (Submitted photo)

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

Things to Do 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. (There are many things to do at Lakeside Park, so read on throughout this listing…923-3010. Horicon National Wildlife Refuge — Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is located south of Fond du Lac and is worth a trip to witness waterfowl and its habitat, plus much more. In spring and fall, the marsh is alive with migrating birds, including the famous Canada geese. The refuge is 32,000 acres of ice age legacy, beginning as a lake then gouged out by glaciers and pushed southward. The land has been used as a wildlife refuge since 1943 and is part of the National Ice Age Reserve Unit. The many acres of grasslands and wetlands shelter more than 250 species of birds including geese, herons, egrets and many songbirds. The marsh is best known as a rest stop for over 200,000 migrating Canadian Geese during the spring and fall. The Wildlife Refuge is also home to a variety of upland game such as muskrats, 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. Find more in this comprehensive listing…387-2658.

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 crosscountry ski trails…849-7094.

Geese and a couple of swans gather in the open waters of Lake Winnebago near Frazier Point in Lakeside Park in winter. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

Horicon Marsh Boat Tours — Located in downtown Horicon at 311 N. Mill St., these tours are your access into the Horicon Marsh, the Little Everglades of the North. Come explore the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Sightseeing, Birding Adventure and Sunset Cruise boat tours, canoe/kayak rentals and gift shop. Visit: http://www. or call Gary Zuelsdorf at 800-814-4474. Wind Power Windsurfing & Kite Center — Have an interest in windsurfing and kitesurfing? Visit the Wind Power Windsurfing and Kite Center located on Winnebago Drive, on the south shore of Lake Winnebago. Kevin Gratton and staff offer instruction for ALL levels of sailors. From proper rigging and equipment selection to tacking and full-planning jibes, they will teach you what you want to learn. Gratton has been teaching since the spring of 1983 after he completed the BIG Instructor Training. He is also a certified Mistral Instructor since 1985 and an Instructor Trainer since 1986. Call 922-2550 or visit: Do It All Sports Arena — The Do It All Sports Arena provides yeararound fun, whether it be indoor soccer, basketball, baseball workshops Continued on Page 42

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.


Things to Do Continued from Page 41 and more. This Indoor/outdoor sports center offers the following: soccer, arena football, basketball, volleyball, roller hockey, inline skating, climbing cave, hi ball, outdoor and indoor paint ball, kids’ soft play area, video lounge. A great place for family outings and parties. Located northeast of the city at N7799 Highway 151, call 922-2255 or visit: Fondy Sports Park – This indoor/outdoor sports and amusement park offers the following: Go karts, off-road karting, paintball shooting gallery, bumper boats, lighted golf driving range, mini golf, video arcade, hi ball/aero ball and batting cages. There’s a snack bar and picnic areas and it is located just east of the city at N5820 County Trunk D, call 9236400 or visit: April through October. Wild Goose State Trail — The Wild Goose State Trail runs from Fond du Lac in the north to Clyman in the south. The Wild Goose Trail is an ornithologist’s haven as the majority of the trail runs by the western edge of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge where thousands of birds live, and migratory waterfowl stop at on their annual flight south. Parking is available at Fond du Lac (off Rolling Meadows Drive), Marsh Haven Nature Center, Fireman’s Park (Juneau) and at Hwy 60. Restrooms are available at the Nature Center, Hwy. 60 Trailhead, Oakfield Village Park, Juneau City Park. The trail runs 34 miles. Visit: 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 right-of-way that extends from the City of West Bend, Washington County to Eden in Fond du Lac County. The Washington County trail segment extends from Rusco Road south of the City of West Bend north to the Washington/ Fond du Lac county line. 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 60-acre county park devoted to hiking

The Horicon Marsh is a popular spot to view birds in Fond du Lac and Dodge counties. (The Reporter file photo)

and nature study. Most of the park is thickly wooded, but several acres of prairie, planted in 1979-80, are coming along well. Parsons Creek carves a large ravine through the park, and harbors some naturally reproducing brook trout. About three miles of nature trails, which are keyed to a selfguiding brochure, wind through the park. Eldorado Marsh — Eldorado Marsh is located five miles west of the City of Fond du Lac, and consists of over 6,000 acres of state-owned land. A trail runs through the center of the marsh, permitting the visitor to observe wildlife at close range. Deer, waterfowl, raccoons, muskrats, rabbits, songbirds and other wildlife are common. This marsh is heavily used by sportsmen hunting deer, geese, ducks and pheasants, and is also used for hiking and bird-watching. The south edge of the marsh can also be viewed by traversing the Mascoutin Trail, (see related entry). Lakeside Park West — This park is located west of the popular Lakeside Park, and accessed by taking Hwy. 45 north off Scott Street, approximately 1/4 mile. Look for “Lakeside Park West” sign on east side of road. Follow road east until it meets Lake Winnebago boat docks and launching area. Turn left and follow gravel road north until it ends at small parking area, the shore of Lake Winnebago. A secluded area adjacent to a marshy area with numerous trails that pass through both wooded areas and out in the open. Dog park also located here.

Bob Marin of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources holds a walleye taken from Lake Winnebago during the Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament held in conjunction with Walleye Weekend in early June of each year at Lakeside Park. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

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. 921-3135. 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 27,725-acre northern unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest. Made up of geological formations caused by retreating glaciers, the forest is managed for forestry and outdoor recreation. Textbook examples of glacial landforms are scattered throughout the forest, such as drumlins, kames, eskers and kettles. The major recreational developments within the forest are located at Mauthe Lake south of New Prospect, and at Long Lake north of Dundee. Both have excellent camping and hiking facilities. 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. specific/kmn/ 262-626-2116

Hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails run through Fond du Lac and Dodge counties. (The Reporter file photo)

Spectrum roller skating — Roller skating for the public is one of the main attractions at Spectrum, 605 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac, call 923-5190. Spectrum offers banquets and catering since 1984. BMX Bike complex — 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. Track phone: 266-6317 Web site: Blue Line ice skating — There are three ice rinks in this facility which operates most of the year. Home of the Blue Line Club which supports youth hockey, as well as home of the Fond du Lac Bears, semi-professional team. This is a non-profit skating facility that supports the development of skating among people of all ages and abilities. The Center, through education and training, helps develop amateur athletes for local, regional, national and international competition in skating sports...923-0717 Fondy Soccer Association Complex — Located between UW-Fond du Lac and Moraine Park Technical College, on Fond du Lac’s east side, just off Highway 23, the complex has a lighted, premier field in addition to over 30 Continued on Page 44

Riggs Park, Ripon — This park is the most recent addition to the Fond du Lac County park system. At 300 acres, Riggs County Park is the county’s largest park. Purchased in 1998, the park is planned as a largely natural area with 180 acres of wetlands, 70 acres of native prairie restoration and about 50 acres of active recreation areas including trails, picnic areas, a shelter, sledding hill, bathhouse and man-made swimming lake. A master plan prepared for the park in 1998-1999 is guiding development of the property.


Things to Do Continued from Page 43 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…748-6764 The Octagon House — Located in Fond du Lac at 276 Linden St., this is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a 12-room home, originally built in 1856 as an Indian fort and holds a rich history. Once used as part of the Underground Railroad, this house contains nine passageways, a secret room and a hand-dug underground tunnel. Is it haunted? You be the judge. Group and family tours are available by appointment, plus special seasonal events. Admission…922-1608.

Ripon historical district — It’s easy to get a close-up view of the architecture with a stroll back through time in Ripon. Admire the original architecture of downtown Ripon, which has been carefully preserved and restored. The Ripon skyline has even earned a place on the National Register of Historical Places. This area is also home to the Historic Commercial District which houses such buildings as the first Marcus Theater, the Maples House…possibly the oldest building in Ripon, the original 1st National Bank, and many other historically significant sites…748-6764.


Fond du Lac’s Galloway House and Village — Located at 336 Old Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac. Want to see firsthand a historic Victorian village and a main building, the Galloway House? Visit the site on Fond du Lac’s south side to view the building, completed in 1880. This stately 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.

The Galloway House and Village on Old Pioneer Road in Fond du Lac allows visitors to step back in time and experience what life was like in Fond du Lac in the 1800s. (The Reporter file photo)

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.

Things to Do 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 TOP: The Little White Schoolhouse in Ripon is known as the birthplace of the Republican Party. MIDDLE: The Fond du Lac Farmers Market is a popular spot on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. BOTTOM: Rodeos and battle re-enactments take place each summer at several locations around Fond du Lac. (The Reporter file photos)

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. Twentyfour homes and sites are included on this driving tour, 14 of which are talking sites. Tune in your radio and hear some of Fond du Lac’s most famous buildings talk to you. 923-3010.

St. Paul’s Cathedral — View an outstanding collection of German and American woodcarvings in an English Gothic setting found at St. Paul’s Cathedral, near downtown Fond du Lac. See 19th century stained/painted glass windows, marble statuary, endolithic marble frontal, oil paintings and frieze. Stop in at 51 W. Division St. or call 921-3363 or 922-1833. Visit: Tours by appointment. Villa Loretto Tour & Lunch — Located east of Fond du Lac in Mount Calvary, at N8114 County Trunk WW, Mount Calvary, visitors can pet a llama, see goats and enjoy a ranch. Call 753-3211 or visit: . One of the highlights is the fainting goats at this unusual ranch run by nuns — part of the retirement complex they operate. More than 200 animals to see and photograph; peacocks to emus. Beautiful gardens and fish ponds. Gift shop. Public lunchroom, snack bar, and “Nun Better Bakery” stocked with homemade cookies and pizza. Customized pre-arranged group tours may include nun-driven hayrides, spinning and weaving demonstrations, games, lunch and more. Free unguided tours year round. Jim Baldauf — Stop at 220 Morris St., Fond du Lac, to view the private car collection of Jim Baldauf. Best call ahead for an appointment. Browse through a showroom of fully restored antique cars, home of a 1949 Oldsmobile, one of only five in the world. EAA Museum, Oshkosh — Located in Oshkosh, at the corner of Highways 41 and 44, it is the site of the world’s largest aviation event. The museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world, a year-round destination for the entire family. Come and explore world-class displays and galleries. Marvel at aviation innovations in our collection of more than 250 historic airplanes. Spend time in one of our five movie theaters. Take a ride in a vintage airplane at Pioneer Airport — a real working aerodrome right out of the golden age of aviation. Witness a piece of history in the Eagle Hangar, our tribute to World War II aviation. Web site: 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)

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.

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Things to Do Continued from Page 45 that represent the story of Fond du Lac County history and the growth of our state and nation. The displays at the Blakely Museum are presented in chronological order, beginning with the Rueping Collection of Native American artifacts all the way through the end of the 20th century. Special school tour rates are available. Call the Fond du Lac County Historical Society at 922-0991. The Little Farmer — The Little Farmer is a festive family farm market on the east side of Lake Winnebago, just north of Fond du Lac. Open from early August through November, they offer weekend hayrides, custom caramel apples, u-pick or hand picked apples, pumpkins and special weekend events. Fresh from the bakery comes apple and other variety pies and wonderful large muffins in many flavors. Get lost in the corn maze, pet and feed the friendly goats and let the kids play on the hay tower in the play area. The hayloft Craft Barn holds many gifts and seasonal decorations. N9438 Highway 151, Malone. 921-4784. Visit: www. 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 horse-drawn carriage ride to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, featuring the state’s largest collection of horse-drawn wagons and carriages. W7824 Center St., Greenbush. Visit:

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

Music and the Arts


Ripon Concert Series — Held on the Village Green, Ripon, the annual summer concert series is perfect for a romantic date or a good time with friends. Visit the open-air concerts and enjoy wonderful music. Free to the public every Friday evening, June through August. 748-6764 RiponFest — Live bands, great food including steaks, burgers, chicken, etc., and much more are part of Ripon’s annual celebration located at Barlow Park, on Ripon’s south side. The three-day event also features games, food, tournaments and the crowning of Miss RiponFest at the annual parade. Held the second weekend of July, be sure to call for exact dates and times of events at 748-6764. Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac — The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac offers an incredible experience for children and their caregivers and provides an invaluable asset to our region. After receiving tremendous support from the community and individuals throughout the Midwest, the Museum opened on Dec. 17, 2007. Located inside the beautifully restored Windhover Center of the Arts, it welcomes nearly 20,000 visitors each year. 929-0707

Kids can participate in a special race held in conjunction with Race the Lake, a 100mile bike race around Lake Winnebago that begins and ends in Lakeside Park in August of each year. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter)

Windhover Center for the Arts — The Fond du Lac Children’s Museum is located within the facility which also features art galleries, performance stage and more. In addition to children’s activities, programs include a variety of adult classes, student and professional art exhibits, theatrical presentations and musical performances. The Searl Pickett Classical Music Series and Windhover Center’s Signature Series have struck a chord with local audiences. Foot of the Lake Poetry collective holds monthly readings, featuring acclaimed local and regional poets as well as an open mic for the novice. Windhover Center for the Arts is home to the area’s most unique public art galleries, including Great Hall Gallery, Cafe Gallery and Studio 51, exhibiting a wide variety of artists throughout the year. 921-5410 Buttermilk Creek Summer Performance series — Free concerts throughout the summer at the band shelter located at Buttermilk Creek Park, located off of South Park Avenue, Fond du Lac. Wednesday night performances have included Kids From Wisconsin and touring bands and entertainers. On Monday nights, local bands perform during Night Under the Stars Series. Free concerts. Scheduled released early summer. Visit: 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. 9213363 or 920-922-1833. Visit: stpaulscathedral@tds. net. Tours by appointment.

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

A number of golf courses are available around Fond du Lac County. From the county-run Rolling Meadows Golf Course in Fond du Lac to private clubs and rural courses, there are courses to suit everyone’s tastes. (The Reporter file photo)

Confections by Joel — Located in downtown Theresa, Confections offers the finest decadent chocolates, chocolate novelties, gourmet popcorns, specialty items and many other unique hard to find candies. The collection of chocolate includes gourmet chocolate, truffles, toffee, caramels and hard candy and novelties. The restaurant also offers soups and sandwiches and fresh baked items. 101 N. Milwaukee St., 488-9269. Rippin’ Good Cookies Outlet Store — Located at 420 E. Oshkosh St., Ripon. Wholesale and bulk cookies on sale Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 748-0293. Kelley Country Creamery — Great ice cream and treats are available at the shop located just south of Fond du Lac. Tour the nearby

farm dairy to see where the ice cream comes from. Visit Kelley Country Creamery, W5215 County Trunk B, Eden. 923-1715 A must see farmstead creamery where the Kelley family turns farm fresh milk into premium farmstead ice cream dripping in a multitude of flavors. Widmer Cheese Cellar in Theresa — Widmer Cheese Cellars settled in the heart of one of the richest cheese making areas in America more than 80 years ago. Embracing the manufacturing techniques which have been handed down through generations of European and Wisconsin cheese makers, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars carefully produces some of the finest Brick, Cheddar and Colby cheeses in the world. 888-878-1107 or 488-2503, 214 Henni St. 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 recently a nine-hole addition, for a total of 27 holes. JR’s Pub at the golf course offers sandContinued on Page 48

fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, as well as homemade bakery goods and crafts. The Ripon Farmers Market is proud to host Pumpkin Fest every October…748-6764.


Things to Do Continued from Page 47 wiches and a relaxing post-golf experience. Call 929-3735 for tee times. South Hills Country Club — Located on the southeast side of Fond du Lac, it features a private club with restaurant and clubhouse, with pool. The course is 18 holes over 6,340 yards with a par of 71. It is at 1175 Fond du Lac Ave., call 921-3636. It is two miles from downtown Fond du Lac. Camelot Golf Course — The Golf Club at Camelot has a legendary reputation for its unusual terrain and exciting golf holes. Named 2009 Best Food and Beverage Course of the Year, 2004 Golf Course of the Year and 2005 Best Pro Shop Services of the year. Located on Hwy. 67, two miles east of Lomira, in the Kettle Moraine where ancient glaciers carved out a rolling, almost romantic landscape, you’ll be hitting over hills and dales. Unique and multiple banquet facilities make this a popular spot for weddings, parties and business meetings. 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. 921-8053.

Rock River Country Club — Located at 700 County Park Road, just two miles northwest of Waupun, the 18-hole “Rock River” course at the Rock River Country Club facility features 6,819 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 36.0


Thornbrook Golf Course — Fond du Lac’s Thornbrook Golf Club is a nine-hole, par three course which is open to the public from April 1 to Nov. 1. It boasts a number of sand traps and water hazards to challenge all levels of golfers. Call 922-2722. Address is N8826 Bluegill Dr. TOP: Windsurfing is a popular sport on the waters of Lake Winnebago. A windsurfing academy is available on the east shore for those who’d like to learn the sport. BOTTOM: A number of outdoor activities, including go-karts, are available around Fond du Lac. (The Reporter file photos)

Hoerth Indoor Driving Range and Simulated Golf Experience — An indoor driving range, putting range and golf simulators all located in one heated location. Golf world-famous courses from El Dorado to Falcon Ridge. Facility is open each winter from Nov-Apr. 923-1625. 100 F Halbach Ct., off of

Rolling Meadows Drive, near Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Disk Golf at Rosendale — A disk golf course surrounds Laconia High School, located on Rosendale’s west side. Rosendale is located on Hwy. 23, 10 miles west of Fond du Lac and is one of just two disk golf courses in the area. The course is free for those who have their own disks. There are nine baskets that challenge all skill levels. Disk Golf at Fond du Lac’s Adelaide Park — Located off North Hickory Street as part of Adelaide Park. Free for those who have disks. Scenic course with hills and near a meandering creek.All holes measure between 300 and 400 feet. Mini Golf at Fondy Sports Complex — Located on the southwest side of Fond du Lac, the mini golf course is part of a larger complex that includes bumper boats, ATV course and go-karts as well as a game room and a driving range. 923-6400.

Events Fond du Lac Homebuilders Parade of Homes — Held each spring with over a dozen homes included. Under auspices of The Home Builders Association of Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties, Inc. that is a locally governed non-profit organization comprised of independent business professionals. Chartered in April of 1966, the association is an active force in the local building industry. 9229067. 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. 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 for dates. 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: www.fdlfestivals. com. 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. Held in February at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds.

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. 10, 2011, 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 – June 24, 2011, will see professional cycling return to downtown Fond du Lac. The daylong event features professional races, along with competition and a street fair for kids. Fond du Lac County Fair — July 1924, at Fairgrounds located off Martin Road on Fond du Lac’s east side. Nightly entertainment from national music acts. Dairy and 4-H judging, amusement games and midway rides, food, equipment and service displays and more. Visit: Walleye Weekend — Always held the second full weekend of June, it is planned June 9-12 (new this year – a soft opening on Thursday night). Saturday morning walks and runs, several stages, kids entertainment and the

Sturgeon spearing draws thousands of people to Lake Winnebago in February for the annual season. (The Reporter file photo)

famous Mercury Marine Walleye Fishing Tournament Saturday and Sunday. walleye. Prairie Fest at UW-Fond du Lac Gottffried Prairie and Arboretum, UWFond du Lac Campus — July 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, free admission. A combination of interactive events, presentations, tours and entertainment including an art show, silent auction and a rain barrel making program. Chocolate Fantasy — Fundraiser of Soroptimist International, held in January and featuring chocolate products, gifts, baskets and raffles. GEMS (Girls Engineering Math and Science) — One-day workshop involving girls in sixth, seventh and eight grade featuring workshops, speakers and scholarships. Many sessions for girls and parents. Contact UWFond du Lac, Pawsitively a Ball — A fundraiser of the Fond du Lac Humane Society, 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 — Held at the 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. 9794601. 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. www.fdlcvb. com. 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: Fond du Lac County Dairy/Breakfast on the Farm — Held yearly and in 2011 at the huge and expansive Rosendale Dairy Sunday, June 26. In addition to a breakfast, people will be able to tour the dairy, one of the largest in Wisconsin. Additionally, daily tours are offered of the operation, call 920-766-5335. Rosendale Dairy is located at N8997 County Trunk M, Pickett. There are 8,400 cows with 82 employees. Daily milk production is 78,000 gallons from two side-by-side 80-cow carousels.

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 2011 event is planned July 25-31.




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