January 15, 2020
Dear Village Resident,
Hope to see you at year's events! More information will be in upcoming newsletters.

  • April 4 - Easter Egg Hunt
  • May 25 - Memorial Day Ceremony
  • May 28 - INK 5K
  • June 26 - Friday Night Fish Boil
  • July 4 - 4th of July Celebration
  • August 15 - Firefighter's Steak Fry
Senior Transportation Program
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Did you know Richmond Township run a Senior Transportation Program for Richmond & Burton Township seniors? You must be a resident of the townships and be 50+, unless you are wheelchair bound, to take advantage of the program. Passengers ride to appointments, exercise, shopping & errands and special events. View more information here .
Commit to Health Challenge at Northbound Fitness Club
Compete to win a $1,000 grand prize and get fit at Northbound Fitness Club's Commit to Health Challenge! Have fun, while receiving expert instruction on how to get fit, lose weight and make lifestyle changes that will go far beyond this 8- week challenge. The contest, for both men and women, includes
two one-hour weekly classes with a 40 minute workout, followed by motivational lifestyle coaching & goal setting. Attend one or both classes. Includes full 8-week club membership with fitness classes, weekly weigh-ins (if desired), exercise & nutrition log-in accountability (if desired). Starts February 3 at Northbound Fitness Club. View more information here .
Daytime Programs at WLAC
On Tuesday mornings, drop in for the Mini Movers program from 9:30-10:15 AM. Wednesday mornings is Open Play for 5 and under, from 9:00-10:00 AM and Home School Gym Class from 10:30-11:30 AM. Trials available in Mini Movers and Home School Gym Class while Open Play is drop in. Stop by 2449 Pierce Drive and check out their newest programs! Call 815-675-3005 or visit wlacfrontdesk@gmail.com with questions.
Nippersink School District 2 Preschool Program
Nippersink School District is holding an Open Enrollment for their tuition-based 2020 preschool program. Screenings will take place on Monday, February 3 & Tuesday, February 4. Participants will be chosen via lottery after screening. The cost is $250 a month for 4 half days a week. Limited space available. Call 815-678-6866 to make an appointment.
Photo of the Week

Betty Fagerman captured this full moon in the branches of an oak tree in the Thousand Oaks Subdivision. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .
Ninja Night at WLAC
Come to WLAC this Saturday, January 18 from 7:00-8:30 PM to work on Advanced Skills (flips/rolls/etc…) and Tricking. This event is for those ages 5 and up. More event info here or call 815-675-3005 with questions. Located at 2449 Pierce Drive .
Spring Grove Elementary Trivia Night 2020
Trivia Night 2020 will be held Saturday, April 18 from 5 – 10 PM at Bella Vita Banquets in Burlington, WI. The evening includes silent auction, trivia and tantalizing intermission games. If you are a local business and would like to help with a donation view the donation flyer . Grab a team and register by mailing or dropping off the registration form .
Leftover Paint Ideas
  • Use up as much of the paint as possible, take the lid off the can, let it dry and and then dispose of it.
  • Fill the can with kitty litter or other absorbent material. After the paint dries, you can dispose of it.
  • Save it for later. Just cover the opening with plastic wrap and make sure the lid fits securely, then turn the paint can upside down. This creates a tight seal and keeps the paint fresh. It also helps to transfer the paint to a smaller can.
  • Give it to someone or someplace like a school or theater.
Blast from the Past
This is the interior of John Lay's butcher shop at 8004 Blivin . Standing with a butcher knife in hand, is his brother Joe, John's wife and baby Agnes. Cows were housed in a barn behind the shop and were sent out to pasture in the field where Lyle Thomas Park is. There was a butcher shed and meat was hung to cure in a concrete block smokehouse. They had a large garden with vegetables plus apple, cherry, plum and peach trees and raspberry bushes in the yard. In the summer he had a large "lake trade" selling goods to the resort areas. People would call in orders and Joe would deliver them in his 1923 open-air screened dodge truck like the one pictured below. In 1949, Melvin Kutish bought the building and opened Mel's Grocery for a short time before he became ill. After he died, his wife, Laura, continued to live in the building, and in 1956 she had the top floor removed. The building is now a single-family home where Laura's daughter, Sue, resides. Sue is pictured as a toddler in the front of Mel's Grocery store below.
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