Winters Farmers Market
November 8 - Wednesday
Chamber Christmas Chicago Bus
December 2 - Saturday
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Cookies and Milk with Santa
December 9 - Saturday
Winters Farmers Market
December 13 - Wednesday
Living History Days
Friday thru Sunday
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Living History Days
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Autumn Art on the Marsh
September 23 - Sunday
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Chamber Christmas Chicago Bus
December 1 - Saturday
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Business Highlights

Business Highlights
Job Fair At Bethesda

Come shop and enjoy the beautiful weather with us! Bethesda Retail Store AND Distribution Center are having a Job Fair on Friday, September 15th from 11am-3pm. On site interviews given!

Business Highlights
Thank You Steak Fry Volunteers! – 5/25/2017
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Blue Zones Project Kick Off Event

Click above for more information! 

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All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

The Horicon American Legion Auxiliary is having an,,,

(All You Can Eat) Spaghetti Dinner,

Tuesday, October 17, 2017,

at the

Horicon Legion Post

735 S. Hubbard St.

Doors & Bar open at 3:30 pm,

Serving from 4:00 to 7:00 pm,

Menu includes: salad, spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread, dessert, coffee & milk.

Adults: $7.00 Children 6 to 12: $3.50, Children 5 and under: Free

This is one of our yearly fundraisers for Veterans and Active Service Men & Women & their families

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Horicon Marsh Bird Club to host Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s Tracy Hames

Horicon Marsh Bird Club to host Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s Tracy Hames on Sept. 21


HORICON, WISCONSIN – Tracy Hames, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will present a program about Wisconsin’s wetlands on Thursday, September 21st at the next meeting of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. The meeting will start at 7p.m. and be held in the lower level of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.


As a designated wetland of International Importance and a Globally Important Bird area, Horicon Marsh plays a key part in bird conservation. The marsh’s 33,000 acres provides valuable habitat for over 300 species of birds. Attendees will learn about the types of wetlands in Wisconsin, why they are important, the current state of our wetlands, and what you can do to help protect, restore and care for these natural treasures.

The Wisconsin Wetlands Association is a non-partisan, science-based, statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of Wisconsin’s wetlands. Tracy Hames and Wisconsin Wetlands Association staff help individuals and communities throughout Wisconsin gain the knowledge and guidance needed to protect and care for their local wetlands. Before returning to Wisconsin in 2011, Tracy worked for over 20 years as a waterfowl biologist protecting, restoring and managing watershed-scale wetland projects on the Yakama Indian Reservation in eastern Washington state. Tracy obtained a BA from Macalester College in 1984, and an MS in Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 1990.

You do not have to be a member of the Bird Club to attend this free program. All ages are welcome. For more information, please visit or call 920-387-7893.

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725, Hwy. 28 between the towns of Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28. Please use the lower entrance.

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New Metalcraft Location

Mayville, WI ~ Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc. announced that they have acquired Venture Manufacturing located in Beaver Dam, WI., effective September 1, 2017.

Metalcraft representatives say that the acquisition gives Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc. the additional capacity and capability they have been looking for to expand their business and serve their valued customers.


The acquired Beaver Dam facility will operate as a division of Metalcraft of Mayville. Intentions are to retain all current employees working in the Beaver Dam facility and to increase the amount of manufacturing done in the facility. This acquisition does not impact or affect the jobs in either of Metalcraft’s two existing facilities. Hiring and growth strategies will continue as recently communicated to work groups and the public. “The addition of the Beaver Dam facility will help take Metalcraft of Mayville to new heights” said company president, Randy Gloede.


Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc. is a precision metal fabrication and custom manufacturing company. Their full service metalworking facilities are a single source for custom metal fabrication needs. They operate two facilities for a combined total of over 630,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Both Metalcraft facilities are ISO 9001 registered.


Metalcraft of Mayville's main facility, located in Mayville, Wisconsin, has over 400,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Their second facility, located in West Bend, Wisconsin, has 230,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Metalcraft offers a wide range of pre- and post-fabrication services including: CAD/CAM engineering and design - 15 Pro-E Work Stations,Precision tooling, Complete assembly of products, Machining, and Conventional and Powder Painting.


For more information about Metalcraft of Mayville go to


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Drive it Yourself

The 2017 Fall Farm & Foliage Tour will be held on Saturday, October 9:00am to 4:00pm. There are 10 stops on the tour and you can stop at all of them or as many as you want. Pack up the vehicle and come Discover Dodge County and drive the Fall Farm & Foliage Tour. Make a weekend of it and enjoy our hospitality! For more information or events happening in Dodge County, please visit or contact us at Discover Dodge 127 E Oak Street - 3rd Floor Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-3266 and

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American Pickers Come to Wisconsin

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Wisconsin!
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Wisconsin! They plan to film episodes of the
hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in October 2017!
AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on
History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for
America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the
interesting stories behind them.
As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue
forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items.
The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about
America’s past along the way.
Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something
they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.
AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone
you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better
part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the
collection with photos to: or call 855-OLD-RUST.
facebook: @GotAPick
AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Mondays at 9pm EST on History.

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War Between the States

War Between the States (1860-1865)

Program, September 20


The Rock River Archaeological Society will be hosting historian, Raymond Glazner, for War Between the States (1860-1865) on September 20th at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center on Highway 28 between Horicon and Mayville. The program will begin at 6:30 PM with refreshments to follow.

Ray Glazner is a teacher/author with 40 years of experience. It is his goal to allow the audience to see history brought alive with artifacts which allow hands-on learning. During the program Ray will talk about the equipment used by both north and south during this all-important phase of American history. The equipment includes personal as well as military.

The audience will be brought in as the program is presented as a monologue of a soldier who will explain his reasons for being in the war, his experiences and his equipment.

Doors will open at 6 PM both at the lower level where the program is given and the upper main-door of the Education Center adjacent to the parking lot. There is no cost to attend the program and the PUBLIC IS INVITED.

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Volunteering at the Marsh

Volunteering at the Marsh:
Fall Drawing

Interested in volunteering at the marsh, or do you already volunteer?

For every shift you work September through November, either at the visitor center or at special events, your name will be entered into a drawing for some great Flyway Gift Shop items. Drawing will take place at the annual volunteer appreciation night on Monday, December 4, and the winner will have the choice between two gift baskets:

Horicon Marsh Sticker, Blue Mammoth Hoodie, Horicon Marsh Buff, and Horicon Marsh mug.

Clovis Point t-shirt, Pint of Maple Syrup, Horicon Marsh Journal, and "Horicon Marsh History".

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Horicon Marsh Members-Only Hike

Photo by Deb Pritchard

Friends' Members-Only hike

Saturday, October 14: 10am-11:30am

Join DNR Wildlife Educator Liz Herzmann on an easy, guided hike (no more than 1.5 miles) in search of summer wildlife on the marsh. Binoculars will be provided if you do not have your own. Open to current Friends of Horicon Marsh members.*

For more information please call Julie Church at 920-387-7890 or email her at

*If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, stop by the Flyway Gift Shop and ask for a membership.

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Wisconsin State SHRM Conference

Join Us For The 2017 Wisconsin State SHRM Conference - Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells, WI
October 11-13, 2017

Register an Pay by September 15th to SAVE $80 - Click Here to Register Today!

With over 1100 attendees, 100+ vendors, & top-notch speakers, the Wisconsin State SHRM Conference is always the must-attend Wisconsin HR Event of the Year! You can visit the Conference website at -

  • Certification Update
    • 3.5 Credits by attending a preconference session
    • 12 SHRM PDCs
    • 10.75 HRCI General Recertification credits
    • SPHR Certified Professionals will have the opportunity to earn up to 7.50 Business Credits as pre-approved by HRCI. There are a couple more session in process for Business Credit approval.
  • Wed. Oct 11th Attend a Preconference Workshop from 1:00-4:30 p.m. for only $75
    • Utilzing Behavioral Finance Strategies and Revealing Viable Outcomes in Retirement?
    • The Annual Legal Overview: Keeping Up with the Times
    • Can we PLEASE Evolve the Diversity Talk and Start Taking Action?!
    • Company Culture & Employee Engagement
  • Thursday & Friday Learning Sessions - For Session descriptions click here
  • Exhibit Booth opportunities avaliable - click here
    • Exhibitors will have an opportunity to take advantage of special advertising in our program. As an additional bonus, if you choose to become an exhibitor there will be a 10% discount off of advertising based on the size of the ad you desire. In addition, the conference offers opportunities for sponsorship which will maximize your firms' exposure while demonstrating your commitment to the HR profession.
  • HR's got Talent - follow this link to view our activities

Keynote Speakers

Josh Bleill
"One Step at a Time"
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Avish Parashar
"Ding Happens! How to Improvise, Adapt, and Innovate in an Ever-Changing World!"
Friday, October 13th, 2017
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Jason Hewlett
"The Promise: It's All About the Engagement Experience"
Friday, October 13th, 2017
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.


THANK YOU! 2017 Conference Premiere Sponsor

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Open Door Coffeehouse Is A Blue Zone Approved Restaurant


Mayville residents and visitors can enjoy a casual café atmosphere with healthier choices.


Mayville, Wisc. – August 19, 2017 – Blue Zones Project®, Dodge County announced The Open Door Coffeehouse as the newest Blue Zones Project Approved™ restaurant in Dodge County, reflecting its commitment to creating a healthier environment. Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthier choices easier by encouraging simple changes to environment, policy, and social networks.

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Membership Kickoff Drive

SHRM – Dodge County
Celebration Invitation



Are you an HR professional or responsible for the Human Resource functions?

Discover the benefits the SHRM-Dodge County chapter has to offer to you!


We invite you to join us for our

Membership Kick-off Drive to learn more about SHRM!


Date: Wednesday, September 20th 2017

Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Place: Old Hickory Golf Club

W7596 State Rd 33, Beaver Dam, WI 53916



Come & enjoy free appetizers, drinks and door prizes ----

We are giving away a $100 bill and more!

Prize drawings will be held at 6:00pmmust be present to win.


Don’t miss this opportunity to network with local HR Professionals and
business owners. Learn more on the upcoming workshop topics and the benefits of SHRM memberships!




We hope to see you on September 20th!


To RSVP – please email
by the deadline of 09/08/2017.

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Second Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurant!


Café provides healthy options for visitors, employees, and the community they serve


Beaver Dam, Wisc. – July 14, 2017 – Blue Zones Project®, Dodge County announced Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) Café as the newest Blue Zones Project Approved™ restaurant in Dodge County, reflecting its commitment to creating a healthier environment. Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthier choices easier by encouraging simple changes to environment, policy, and social networks.


A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at 707 S. University Ave., to celebrate BDCH Café’s contribution to improving well-being in the community.


“I am thrilled that BDCH Café has made improvements to earn this distinction to help make healthy choices easier for everyone that we serve,” said Jim Feil, Director of Food Service. “The new Blue Zones-inspired menu options have been well received by our customers.”


Some of the most popular new dishes include Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos and a Toasted Sourdough Portabella Sandwich with White Bean Pesto and Pickled Onions. Additionally, special events and meetings that are catered by the hospital café now feature delicious plant-based hors d’oeuvres.


Additional steps that the café took to achieve this designation include sourcing fresh produce from Two Good Farms in Columbus, WI, serving fruits and vegetables as default side dishes with combo meals, and offering fresh fruit-infused water every day as a beverage option.


“My take on a plant-based menu is that I try to take things that people are familiar with and put a twist onto them,” said BDCH Chef Kylie Peltier. “Eliminating processed foods and using real and fresh foods allows me to utilize my creativity to produce fun and nutritional meals while helping Dodge County in its journey towards better health”.


Blue Zones Project is brought to Dodge County through sponsorship by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, in collaboration with Healthways®, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC. Dodge County is the first Blue Zones Project demonstration site in the state.


For details about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved restaurant or general information about Blue Zones Project, Dodge County, call 920-342-2479, or visit


For more information about BDCH Café contact (920) 887-4045 or visit:

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Volunteers Needed!

Bethesda is always in need of volunteers for their business!

Supporting a thrift shop run by a non-profit organization benefits the community in many ways. Three examples:

  1. Thrift Shops provide lower economic groups access to goods they might not normally be able to afford.
  2. Thrift Shops make use out of items that fill our landfills.
  3. Most thrift stores operate as an extension of a non-profit agency with funds going towards their mission within the community. Bethesda Thrift Shop’s mission is to raise funds that allow us to provide access to programs and services that support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Their thrift stores are almost 100% volunteer run, and that allows for more profit to go to the programs and services that they provide.  Bethesda offers training, programming, and support services to individuals who are intellectually and developmentally disabled....with local resident homes and day programming as two examples of what we support. They always need volunteers at our thrift shop located in Horicon. It can be serving as a one time project, fulfilling a certain amount of designated service hours, or volunteering occasionally or on a continuing basis.

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Kids from Wisconsin