The Maribel Caves Hotel was built in 1900 by Charles Steinbrecker, an Austrian immigrant, who modeled the hotel on resorts from his home country. The hotel was even built in a style reminiscent of his home country, a style not as familiar in the United States which gave it an old world appearance.
Soon after the village of Denmark was incorporated, the community began moving toward having electricity come to the village. At that time, electricity was in its infancy, and so the infrastructure had not yet been built.
"Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another.” — Richard Garnett
No one is really ever ready to lose a Grandparent. It’s always in the back of your mind it will happen - if it’s tomorrow or several years down the line - we go through life sometimes taking for granted how special they really are to us.
The last 20-25 years have brought population growth to our Wisconsin village. In the 1980s the Denmark census showed just under 1500 residents. Today, we are right around the 2300 mark. While we are not changing into a mega-metropolis by any means, it is a consistent growth for the community.
Local news is an important part of any community. Local television news brings another form of intimacy to each story. For the viewer, it’s a connection to a personality and a face. What they see on television each day can often be just a small part of the anchor person or reporter’s story. The camera doesn’t show it all.
My journey to becoming a meteorologist hasn’t been a straight path. Over the course of the years, I worked other jobs, but always found myself with my eyes to the sky. June 7th, 2007, was one of those days.