Last week, the hallways and classrooms of Denmark’s schools were once again alive with action and excitement. Starting on Monday, the district opened its doors for the second session of their annual Summer School program.
Editor’s note: This is Part I of a three-part series on Maribel resident Bill Jartz. Being a television anchorman at WBAY is just one small aspect of Jartz’s life. He’s also a farmer, auctioneer and emcee for charity events as well as the voice of Lambeau Field as the Packers’ gameday public address announcer. Part II will appear in next week’s Denmark News.
On Saturday July 22, the Denmark Pulls made their triumphant comeback to Memorial Park in a spectacular showing of vehicular might and community engagement. After failing to make a return after the COVID-19 Pandemic, two local business owners and community leaders--Greg Thompson and Jesse VanGroll--took it upon themselves to bring the celebrated tradition back this summer.
On Sunday morning, the streets of Denmark were brought to life with excitement and thrills for all to enjoy. That morning, the Lions Club hosted the 2023 Denmark Parade with dozens of entrants taking part and hundreds of fans filling the route throughout town.
Last Thursday afternoon, the Denmark High School parking lot was teeming with anticipation as hundreds of vehicles lined up for a special treat from the Denmark FFA. That day, starting at 4 p.m., FFA volunteers handed out 150 free care packages stuffed full with awesome Wisconsin cheese products as part of the statewide Neighborhood Dairy Distribution Program.
Two weeks ago, twelve young people from the Denmark area as well as seven accompanying elder chaperones made a long and arduous journey across the country to serve others in need while at the same time growing in their own Christian faith. Over the course of nine days, from July 8-16, the group traveled from Denmark to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to link up with other missionaries and help aid the impoverished area.
Last Sunday July 23, St. James Catholic Church in Cooperstown hosted a one-of-a-kind worship celebration. That morning, the parish welcomed home their native son--the Most Reverend Bishop Frank Dewane--to say a special Mass on the cemetery commemorating the annual Feast of St. James.
Last week, St. James Catholic Church in Cooperstown was bustling with action as dozens of youngsters took part in this year's Fun and Faith summer youth program. For five days, area children took part in a series of activities aimed at teaching them more about their Catholic faith.
At their meeting last Thursday, the Denmark Village Board unanimously agreed to significant changes to the traffic flow on the northern end of the village. After months of discussion about how to properly handle safety issues caused by the busy intersection of North Avenue and Woodrow Street, the board ultimately decided to add two stop signs making it a four-way stop.
This weekend, Memorial Park in downtown Denmark will be host to a weekend of excitement and fun. Final preparations are underway as local organizations get ready for two jam packed days that promise to have something for fun-lovers of all ages.
On Thursday, July 13th, the Village of Denmark Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting at their new Village Hall in the former BMO Harris Bank building. Although village offices have not been able to make the transition to the new site yet, the board has been able to host their meetings amid the renovations.
Last Tuesday, July 11th, the Town of Cooperstown held their monthly board meeting at their Town Hall in Rosecrans. Along with the usual reports and updates from various town officials, topics of discussion included excessive hauling on town roads and a potential ordinance to combat the issue.
Last Sunday July 16, DD’s in downtown Denmark hosted their first ever “Namaste and Party All Day” event on the patio beside their bar. That morning from 11 a.m. to noon, Heather Propson led attendees in yoga on the grass beside the outdoor bar which was open all day with specials on “summery” drinks. Following the yoga session, the patio hosted Denmark’s own Mark Jirikovec with his MJ Combo who performed their signature polka hits from 1-5 p.m.
Last Tuesday, vendors hosted the first Denmark Farmers Market of 2023 in the parking lot near Main Street Market in downtown Denmark. This first week featured two local growers, Greilings Farms and Ron and Alice Mancheski, with more expected to join as the season goes on. For four hours on Tuesday afternoon, the growers sold their produce from their tents.