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  • Dance team competed in the dance regional
    Chilton High School’s dance team competed in the dance regional in Kimberly.
  • With the completion of the New Holstein High School/Middle School Library Media Center, the New Holstein School District will be having an event for the public that will both be an open house and dedication of the vision of Bill Van Meer.
  • The Kiel Baseball Club has announced its 10th annual Trivia Contest, to be hosted Sunday, February 14.
     On that day, the Kiel Baseball Club will host its ninth annual Trivia Contest fundraiser at the Gravel Pit Sports Bar and Grill in Kiel.
    The contest begins with registration at noon, and competition gets under way at 1 p.m.
    Entry fees are $100 per team, which can be as many as nine individuals. Individuals are encouraged to register as well, and they will be grouped with others who show up as individuals. The individual fee is $15.
  • Students competed in the annual Geography Bee
    Chilton Middle School students competed in the annual Geography Bee Friday, Jan. 29.
  • Zion Lutheran Church in New Holstein is planning special midweek services and free suppers during the Lenten season which begins next Wednesday, Feb. 10 with Ash Wednesday.
  • Cheese tools
    Terry Beckman has found a niche in the cheese making business.
    He builds and repairs curd knives for artisan and farmstead cheese makers, as well as the cottage cheese industry. His passion for crafting things with his hands goes back to his days in high school.
  • The 2016 Calumet County Mardi Gras Rural-Urban Banquet will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
    All county residents are welcome to attend the Mardi Gras held at Cobblestone Creek Restaurant and Banquet Hall in Brillion. The Mardi Gras is an annual event dedicated to recognizing the rural-urban relations among Calumet County citizens.
  • Jigger’s Auto Repair opens
    A new option for automotive repairs has opened in Chilton.
    Jigger’s Auto Repair LLC opened in late fall of 2015 and will service all makes and models of automobiles and light trucks at their location at 430 North Madison Street. “We will focus on oil changes, breaks, exhaust, suspension, tires, air conditioning, transmission and engine work and much more,” owner Jesse Cullen said.
  • First dollar certificate presented to Don and Jenny Bonlander
    Chilton Chamber of Commerce President Jerry Mallmann (left) presents a first dollar certificate, one-year free Chamber membership, and Chamber membership plaque to Don and Jenny Bonlander (center) for the recent opening of Papa Don’s. Also pictured is Chamber Secretary Tammy Pethan.
  • Officials of Road America in Elkhart Lake are organizing a trip to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show at the McCormick Place complex.
    Billed as the nation’s largest and longest running auto show, Road America again will be doing all the driving by operating an Auto Show Express deluxe motor coach on Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Wednesday, Feb. 17.
  • Parish presents plans to diocese
    January was a busy month for SS. Peter & Paul Capital Campaign (CC) Committee leadership.
    With CC fundraising having exceeded the $1 million mark by the first day of the New Year, and with the project architect having completed a 20-plus page volume of technical drawings for submission shortly thereafter, SS. Peter & Paul Parish of Kiel was scheduled for two critical meetings at the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay in search of permission to begin new construction in 2016.
  • Kiel Ice Sculpting celebrates 25 years
    Perfect conditions marked the 25th annual Kiel Area Association of Commerce Ice Sculpting contest Saturday.
    A total of 44 entries participated in the competition, including past champions and first time carving teams. Throughout the day, Kiel’s Fremont Street and outlying business areas bustled with traffic which largely came to see the ice sculptures and take part in numerous fundraisers throughout the community.
    Judges for the annual event selected winners in several categories.
  • Kiel High students of month honored
    January students of the month for Kiel High School have been announced.
  • Mobile pet groomer living her dream
    Holly Marie Cervantes has always had a passion for animals.
    Late last year she was able to turn that passion into a full-time career.
    Holly Marie’s Professional Pet Grooming, a mobile salon, became a reality on Sept. 14, 2015 and already has a steady growing list of clientele from throughout the area.
  • Manitowoc County Board supervisors voted 15-7 Tuesday, Jan. 26 to approve the sale of land at the county’s Expo grounds in order to pave the way for a Meijer store to be constructed on the property.
  • Students of the Month
    New Holstein Middle School Students of the Month for December.
  • St. John United Church of Christ , located at 2111 Church St., New Holstein, will be observing Women’s Sunday on Feb. 7 at the 10 a.m. morning worship service.
  • The Kiel Soccer Club will host its annual Brat Fry and raffle fundraiser in conjunction with the Kiel Ice Sculpting Contest on Saturday.
    Food will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the upper level of the Kiel Community Center located across from the library. Leah and Pat Langenfeld are serving as brat fry chairpersons.
  • Calumet program helps moms, babies
    Calumet County Health and Human Services public health nurses would like area child care providers and employers to be aware of a new program geared toward making breastfeeding an easier option for mothers.
  • Eleven spiny young lake sturgeon, eight to 16 inches long, course through the chilly water of their aquarium at Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton.
    They have 300 gallons to swim in. One might think that’s enough, but a slight problem has arisen: It’s not enough. While some fish species’ growth can be slowed by limited space, others experience stunting, and others just outgrow their space. It looks like the young fish are outgrowing their space.

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