Welcome to Reeseville


Last updated December 3, 2018  



Welcome to Reeseville






The Village of Reeseville Board Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30pm.  The first 15 minutes are for public in-put.  If you have something you would like on the agenda, please contact the Village Clerk @ (608) 575-3097  or email reesevilleclerk@gmail.com
All Village residents are encouraged to attend. 
The Village Board minutes for the previous month are included in each Newsletter.  All Board minutes are not official until approved at the following months meeting.


The Clerk-Treasurer, Christine Abell, is available Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. I'm available in person by appointment only, please schedule one by calling, texting or emailing me. I can be reached at (608) 575-3097




24 HOURS OF PICK-UP!!!  BRUSH & LEAF PICKUP IS DONE.   Please be aware of the snow plowing.  Try to have your vehicles off the street when we have a large snowfall so has the plow can get most of the snow.






When calling the police department's non-emergency phone, please leave a detailed voicemail. Leave your name, a callback number and the address/location of the complaint. If a detailed message is not left, the issue may not get resolved.


No parking is in effect.  No parking on any Village streets from November 15th until April 1st.



To put an ad in the newsletter, Contact me at 920-927-5477 or email at nziegel@charter.net.  Minimum of 3 lines for $5.00.  The cost goes up accordingly as you add additional lines.  Please pay for your ads promptly.

If you are unable to email, put any extra news or want ads in the mailbox by my back door.  If you want, put the flag up so I know it’s there. 

All ads and articles are at the discretion of the editor and do not necessarily express the views of the Village or the Editor.

If you know of persons new to the village, let them know where to pick up the Newsletter.  Important information is available here.


Newsletters are available at Sam’s BP, Reeseville Library, Lowell Library, Haase Vet Clinic, Cowbells Restaurant, Barber Shop Plus and The State Bank of Reeseville.








April 2, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Village of Reeseville, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for village president and village trustee begins on April 16, 2019. All terms are for two years unless otherwise indicated.



Village President

Brian Miller

Village Trustee

       James Bublitz

Village Trustee

Lee Brasch

Village Trustee

        Margaret Schmidt


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2018, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in the office of the village clerk-treasurer.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday February 19, 2019.

Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election. If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

                                                             Done in the Village of Reeseville

On November 20, 2018




December 2018 Chief’s Corner


Unbelievable 2018 flew by so quickly. I cannot believe I am writing the December Chief’s corner already. Where did the year go?? I hope that everyone had a safe and successful year and is looking forward to 2019 as it is coming whether we like it or not.


With the Christmas season here, that means most of us will be putting out all of our Christmas decorations and putting up Christmas trees. With that being said I want to caution everyone about the overloading of electrical outlets, and using multiple cord splitters. This is very common this time of year with decorations, heaters, etc and creates an extremely dangerous fire hazard. The recommendation is to not exceed 1500 watts. Items will state on the packaging what the max watts used are and you need to add them all together. Some signs of an overloaded outlet are: flickering or dimming light, warm or discolored wall plates, a burning or electrical smell, circuit breakers, fuses, or gfci outlets that are tripping, or any crackling, sizzling, buzzing coming from the outlet or appliance that is plugged in. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 47,000 home fires are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions every year. These fires resulted in 418 deaths, 1,570 injuries, and $1.4 billion dollars in property damage. No one wants this to be their house so please be smart when dealing with electricity. The same rule of thumb applies to extension cords also. Some are made to handle very light loads and indoor use only. Please follow the safety labels and use them for their designed purpose.


In reference more specifically to real Christmas trees they can be a very dangerous fire hazard as they will burn very rapidly with the small needles creating a lot of heat and smoke which will spread quickly. Some tips to prevent Christmas tree fires are as follows: choose a tree with fresh green needles that do not fall off when touched, before placing in the stand cut about 2 inches off the trunk for water uptake, make sure it is at least 3 feet away from fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents, or lights. Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit and that water is checked and added daily. Use lights that are safe for indoor use and replace them if there are any loose, worn, or broken connectors or wires. Follow manufacturer recommendations as to how many strings can be plugged together. Never use lit candles to decorate the tree and ALWAYS turn the lights off before leaving or going to bed. Immediately after Christmas remove the tree from the home. The longer they are inside the drier they will become and the fire hazard



grows day by day. According to NFPA a study was done from 2012-2016 logging that fire departments across the U.S. responded to on average 170 home fires that were started by Christmas trees annually. Resulting on average of 4 deaths, 15 injuries, and $12 million in property damage per year. Please be safe keep the tree watered, turn the lights off, locate the tree away from any heat sources, and ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday by following these simple steps. If something does happen do not feel ashamed or be afraid to call 911. The sooner you call the sooner injury and property damage can be prevented. We are here to serve and protect you.


Bingo will be December 9, 2018 at the Reeseville Community Center. Doors will open at 4:00 pm with Bingo to start promptly at 5:30. Food and refreshments will be served by the Reeseville Community Center Board Members. And as always there will be multiple sorts of desserts to choose from including Dave Snow’s fabulous and famous Carmel Corn just in time for the holidays. Progressive Bingo is still growing and currently is at $1457.00 and we will call 53 balls. This would be a great prize in time to do your Christmas shopping. Please come down and show your support and invite your friends for an exciting fun filled night with our community.


Everyone please stay safe and don’t drink and drive this holiday season.


To contact the Reeseville Fire Department


Call or Text 920 210-2510

Email reesfd@netwurx.net

Find us on Facebook at Reeseville Fire Department


Calls for November 2018


No Calls


12-24-18 Christmas Eve

12-25-18 Merry Christmas from everyone at the RFD

12-31-18 New Year’s Eve Please think wisely, plan ahead, and stay safe.


Firefighter joke of the Month

At this time of year, there’s nothing I love more than sitting in front of a warm fire, a refreshing beverage in hand, singing Christmas songs until I slowly fall asleep.

That’s the moment I realized working from home is not all that great.










The Lowell-Reeseville First Responders, are looking for Volunteers from the Community.








  1. Who are the First Responders??
  2. We are highly trained individuals through the State of Wisconsin.
  3. We are the first faces you or your loved ones will see in an emergency.
  4. We are the people of your community that will assist you with your emergency until the paramedics arrive.
  5. We are trained to do the following but not limited to CPR, Administer Narcan, Oral Glucose, take Blood Sugar, take Vitals, Stabilize you if you’re in an accident, etc.…
  6. This is just a small list of things we are trained to do.
  7. We work very closely with Beaver Dam and Watertown paramedics.
  8. Most importantly we are the group of people that care about our community
  9. This is just a small list of things we are trained to do.
  10. We work very closely with Beaver Dam and Watertown paramedics.
  11. Most importantly we are the group of people that care about our community.

To become a First Responder, it requires a semester long class through Moraine Park Tech College, continual training after you become a First Responder.

If you are not sure about becoming a First Responder, we do offer prior ride-along, to qualified individuals.

Please help your community!

Contact us at:






The Senior Citizen Meal Site is at the Senior Apartments in Reeseville. The Dining Center is open five days a week and offers a lunch time meal. Criteria to join us is you must be 60 years old or older, attend the dining center with someone who is 60 years or older or live in the Reeseville Senior Apartments. Reservations to eat are needed the day before and can be made by phoning 920-386-3580 or 1-800-924-6407

Reeseville Public Library

216 South Main – 920-927-7390


Libraries Rock

December 2018



Reeseville Public Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11-7

Wednesday, Friday: 3-5

Saturday: 10-Noon



 Closings The library will be closed December 21-25 and December 28-January 1. The library board and staff wish everyone peace and joy in the New Year.



 Story Time

Story time will be held December 3, 10 and 17 at 11am.  There will be stories, crafts and snacks.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and get creative together!  Your preschoolers will have such a great time that you’ll want to take some books home to keep the creativity flowing.






Elaine invites elementary age students to come to the library on Thursdays in December at 4pm.  She will read a chapter or two from one of her favorite books and have snacks at the end. 


Community Yoga
The library will host a beginning yoga class on Wednesday December 5 and 19 at 6pm.  We’ll practice in the library; space is limited so please call to register.    All abilities are welcome.  Bring a mat and a flexible mind. 


Cook the Book
Laurie and Ellen will be hosting food, fun and friends at the library Tuesday, December 4 at 6pm.  Check out a cookbook! Make a batch of cookies! We will taste, discuss and share our creations!  Please sign up by December 3 by calling 920-927-7390 or email
reesevillelibrary@monarchlibraries.org  See you then!




New Changing Table
The library now has a changing table for our youngest patrons.  Funding was provided by the Watertown Community Health Foundation and the table was installed by Karl’s Carpentry. 










Immanuel Lutheran Church, 210 Lincoln Avenue in Reeseville, will be having their 21ST Annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, December 8TH in the church’s Fellowship Hall from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon.  The sale will close earlier if all cookies are sold out.  All cookies are homemade and will be pre-boxed – a variety of three dozen assorted cookies in each box for $10.00 per box.  Advance orders are encouraged, as the cookie boxes sell very quickly.  To reserve your cookie order, please call the Church Office at 920-927-5734.







He will be in Lowell at the VFW building on December 15th

1:00pm until 3:00pm


Bring your wish list and your smiles.  Santa will take care of the rest. But, have you been naughty or nice??


This is brought to us from the Village of Reeseville, the Village of Lowell, The Town of Lowell and the VFW.  .






There will be a Christmas decorating contest again this year in Reeseville and Lowell on December 12th with a rain date/horrible weather of December 13th.


The Prizes are;

1st Place   $30.00
2nd Place  $20.00

                                           3rd Place  $10.00

Our residents always do such a great job!!!!

The Chamber of Commerce meets on the 4th Monday of the month in the Reeseville Village Hall at 6:30pm.
Please try to attend a meeting before it gets desolved. 




The Christmas Train is scheduled for December 7th. It will arrive in Columbus at 9:05pm so we can expect it to come through Reeseville about 8:30ish.


We can’t say for sure on the time through here but it should be close. In the past we have had several cars parked waiting.  Come join us and mingle with local friends as we wait for the event.



Food Pantry & Resource Center, 209 S Main St, Reeseville


CLOSED – We will be closed from December 24th and will reopen on January 2nd so that our volunteers can enjoy the Christmas season with their families.

CLOSING DUE TO WEATHER – If Dodgeland closes due to bad weather, so do we.  We will also post closings on Facebook and with WBEV.


CHRISTMAS GIFTS??? – Unsure of the perfect gift?  Why not give a gift to The Gathering Source on behalf of/or in memory of someone you love?  Just $10.00 per month provides a meal a day and a school supply filled backpacks for schoolchildren of families in need. 


VENISON DONATIONS – We participate in the DNR Venison Donation program.  Pernatz is a participating butcher.  Just tell them you want your venison to go to The Gathering Source!




THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS FOR THE GATHERING SOURCE –Through a unique member-advised charitable grant program called Thrivent Choice®, members of Thrivent

Financial are helping support enrolled 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations across the country, including The Gathering Source.  Visit our website (thegatheringsource.org) for a link to Thrivent’s Choice Dollars donation program or pick up instructions at The Gathering Source.  This is a great way to donate money to support The Gathering Source without opening your


VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND/OR LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! – To keep up with all the latest Gathering Source news.  


DONATIONS – We accept donations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10-noon.  We are especially in need of canned fruit.  There is also a barrel for donations at the State Bank of Reeseville/Watertown.  Monetary donations can be made by mailing a check to us at PO Box 66 or online at www.thegatheringsource.org.



SMILE.AMAZON.COM – When you shop on smile.amazon.com and choose The Gathering Source as your charity, Amazon donates a portion of the value of your purchase to us.  An easy way to donate without having to spend extra money!






PAYPAL GIVING FUND – From now through December 31, PayPal giving fund is donating an extra 1 percent of any donation made online through PayPal.  No fees are deducted from your donations!


FOOD PANTRY continues on Tuesdays from 10-noon and Thursdays from 5-7 pm.  When registering for the food pantry, please bring identification and proof of residency for adult members of the household.  In addition, bags, boxes or other containers are needed to transport food home.


OPEN HOUSE is on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10-noon.  This is a great time to drop off your donations.  


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION!Help Dodgeland start the school year off on the right foot by participating in the first-ever National Box Tops for Education Week, September 24-30. The goal: to bring neighborhoods together and collect as many Box Tops as we can in your community, all in one week!  You can turn in your box tops or labels at The Gathering Source, State Bank of Reeseville. The Reeseville Library, and Clyman Village Hall.  www.boxtops4education.com  or www.labelsforeducation.com   


DON’T THROW OUT THOSE USED INK CARTRIDGES – DONATE THEM TO US - We use them to offset the cost of our office supplies.


Please visit thegatheringsource.org for more information about our programs.  You can reach us at 920-927-1702 or email us through our website for more information.





Pastor Donald Steinberg  
210 Lincoln Ave
E-mail address immanuellc@tds.net

Worship Sunday 9:00am
Sunday School and Adult Bible Class at 10:20 a.m.

Sunday, December 16 – 3:00 p.m.
“The Many Shapes of Christmas” –
A worship service led by the Sunday School students.

Monday, December 24 – 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service

Sunday, December 30 – 9:00 a.m.
A Service for The Turning of The Year







Pastor:  Fr. Mike Erwin, 
Associate Pastor:  Fr. Erick Cassiano, 
Assisting Sr. Priest:  Fr. John Yockey
Office: (920) 927-3102    Fax:  (920) 927-1970


Weekday Masses:

Tuesdays 8 am at St. John the Baptist, Clyman
Wednesdays 5:30 pm at Holy Family, Reeseville
Thursdays, 7 pm at St. Columbkille, Elba

Weekend Masses (November 2018 through February 2019)

Saturdays 6 pm at Holy Family, Reeseville
Sundays 8 am at St. John the Baptist, Clyman
10 am at St. Columbkille, Elba
Christmas Mass Schedule will be:
Monday, Dec. 24th  4:30 pm at Holy Family
Tuesday, Dec. 25th  8 am at St. John the Baptist
10 am at St. Columbkille

       New Year’s Day, January 1st, 9 am at St. John the Baptist.




Pastor Lois Rosko    
E-mail address larosko@hotmail.com
Worship Schedule:
Sunday Service at 10:00am
Communion held on the 1st Sunday

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service
December 24th at 7:00 p.m.


THE REFUGE” of Reeseville
Apostolic Bible Study & Sunday Service
Isaiah 3:10  Say to the righteous, it shall be well.
214 Main Street Reeseville
2nd Kings 10:16 Come and see our zeal for the Lord.
Sunday Service @10:30am Bible Study
& 6:30pm Wednesday
More info on our full page Pastor Chris and Cherie

Behymer 920-927-6056 behymer6@charter.net www.facebook.com/TheReesevilleRefuge







115 Juneau Street, Lowell

E-mail address pvgvandy@aim.com

Sunday Worship at 10am.




Pastor Matthew Martin  
N2296 County Hwy I

Sunday worship at 10:00 am

Sunday School at 8:45am 

Adult Bible class at 8:45am