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In This Issue: May/June 2013

May 13, 2013 03:45PM, Published by Erik Dittmann, Categories: In Print



From The Editor: Erik Dittmann

Spring has finally arrived!  This is a great time of year when kids are anxious to be done with school and start their summer.  The weather changes, the lake opens up and suddenly Beaver Dam is an entirely different city.  This particular summer is quite exciting for me - it will be the first one I spend in the city of Beaver Dam.  I grew up just outside of town “in the country,” but this year I will be a city boy.  My fiancée and I just bought a house in town and are excited to start our life together in Beaver Dam - on the same day we got engaged.  Pretty momentous day!  This summer brings more excitement for the Dittmann family - the gang’s all here.  Joining LocaLeben is my sister Emma.  She graduated - Summa Cum Laude might I add.  One step above me - I always joke that she is just like me, just smarter and better looking.  We are excited what she will bring to LocaLeben.  It is a pretty remarkable thing to be able to build something with your family.

From Emma:  I did it - I graduated college with a Business Administration Degree from Winona State University.  Going to school in Minnesota was interesting. “Where are you from?”  A cheerful “Beaver Dam, Wisconsin” was always my reply, waiting to see if a spark of awareness to its location followed.  Instead “Where?” was the standard response.  I had a few professors whose replies were a little more memorable asking if we had beavers that built the dams for us - but the best was my Taxation professor this last semester.  I state the normal introduction day information of name, major and where you’re from.  I finish saying “Beaver Dam, Wisconsin” and the professor says, “No you’re not” in a tone like I’m joking!  Yes we are unique, our town is a good conversation starter and this is a good thing!  No matter where I end up, I’ll always be from Beaver Dam.  After college my dream was the big city of Chicago working at a five star hotel.  I’ve always had the entrepreneurial mindset, plans of a hotel, art gallery, and health and wellness center were directions I wanted to pursue and make happen.  Those are still part of the plan with a few added now along the way.  “Looks like I’m moving back to Beaver Dam…” I thought to myself as these past years unveiled themselves.  I discovered all the plans I wanted to accomplish could still be done with the added bonus of benefiting the community that raised me.  I wanted to be apart in what I knew would be great!  Yes indeed, it is a pretty remarkable thing.

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Thumb_vix Feature: Pants & Women's Rights
In a restrictive male-dominant culture, women fought back by wearing pants! 

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Thumb_2012_20cheese_20wheel_20road_20rally_20participant_20off_20to_20next_20checkpoint Purpose Driven: Hobby or Calling
Automobiles bring people together; they are a language anyone can speak. 

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Thumb_kite3 The Kite: Exercise and Relaxation for Mind and Body
Kite flying wasn't always for recreation, special uses are numerous in history. 

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Thumb_1913_20postcard_203_20-_20light_20jd 100 Years: Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce
100 years of businesses collaborating to benefit our historic local community. 

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Thumb_church_20jd Legend & Lore: Congregational Church Fox Lake, WI
The original church still appears much as when it was first built in 1855. 

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Thumb_trainmonetjdw Viewfinder: Rod Melotte
What is that, a painting? A photograph? 

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Thumb_solman Two Daring Frontiersmen
The History of Dodge County includes this story written by perhaps the County's first historian James H. Warren, the first settler in the Town of Hubbard. 

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Thumb_lena2w For My Children: Palesnik - Part 1 

An Autobiography

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Thumb_dave_20_20050 This & That: Trifecta
In the vernacular of the equestrian sport, our household will be enjoying a “trifecta” this year.Read more 

 

Thumb_100_6264 The Wandering Man - Change: Friends and Tires
I changed a tire last week, and it became a wandering adventure.

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Thumb_portraitimg_2095a High Rollers
I recently learned that sometimes taking a risk and giving up more than what is comfortable could yield unforeseen benefits. Read more


Thumb_beavercornjd Stump the Beaver: Fred the Beavercorn
May/June 2013 - Questions about Brick Cheese, the Beaver's gender, Old shoes in tuna casserole, and Boy Scouts training. Read more

 

Parting Thoughts: May/June 2013

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