Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter

From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes
           ds.schwantes@att.net
                (920)210-6744
Greetings and Happy New Year everyone,

The Holidays have come and gone, but it feels like Jack Frost is here to stay for awhile. With the snow and cold hanging around, why not sit back and reflect on the events that have taken place this past year? Many club functions have taken place. Judging by the smiles on many faces, they were very enjoyable. Now looking ahead to this years events, I look forward to seeing more happy people enjoying their hobbies. After all, isn’t that why we play around with our old stuff, explaining what it is or how it works or what it does? Please continue to make the best of your hobby and to enjoy yourselves. I believe that is why I am constantly looking forward to the events that are ahead of us and I hope you feel the same way. 

During our banquet, held in October, the names were drawn for our annual raffle prizes. This year’s winning recipients for third prize were Max Tolzman, for second, Ben Schaefer, and for first, the hit and miss engine, is Jill Achterberg. 



Upon receiving the engine, Jill was quite thrilled. Jill said that is just what she wanted. I told her that she needs to bring it back next year to our show to display and run it. It turns out, that was already being planned. Looks like we have some more people hooked on this hobby. Congratulations, and we look forward to seeing you and your family at this year’s show. 


The annual membership meeting was held in November with several committee reports given. Numerous projects are in progress, but the two biggest are the 120 X 120 steel building, and our new (old) dairy display (barn). There was much discussion by those in attendance about both projects. In the end it was agreed upon by the majority to split them into two separate projects with each having its own committee. The committees have been assigned to determine the costs for excavation, concrete, erection, etc. If you are interested in serving on the committee of either of these projects, please contact Jim Richardson (920)319-1773 120 x 120 steel building or Bill Madison (920)319-6839 dairy display.

Positions up for election to the board of directors this year were Darryl Pollesch, Bill Bremer and Sue Bintzler with each accepting nominations. Also accepting nominations were Darryl Wuenne, Jim Breselow and Matt Feucht. The winning board members this year are Bill Bremer, Sue Bintzler and, newly elected, is Jim Breselow. Thank you to Darryl Wuenne and Matt Fuecht for running for the board and also Thank You to Darryl Pollesch for your many years of dedication and service. Also, Jim Zahn will replace Marion Reisetter as our new vise president. All other officers will remain the same.


The toy show was a grand success. Many came to shop.

All toy show photos courtesy of Harlow Stork


The toy show was a huge success again this year, even with other toy shows having taken place on the same weekend. Surprisingly, there were several new vendors that appeared at the show. The Waupun FFA and alumni served food and helped with set up and take down of the tables and chairs. Thank you!


President Dale is shopping, too!

Matt greets visitors

Russ and Denise man the table for a while

Success and enjoyment was had by all. On the down side, a gentleman became dizzy and fell backwards hitting his head on the floor. An ambulance came and took him to the hospital. It was later reported that he was doing better. Many thanks to everyone who contributed their time and effort in making this a success, and to Sue Bintzler and Les McCullough for co-chairing this event.

So much to see!

Waupun FFA members are ready to feed you!

For this year’s Annual Steam Show we are featuring the National Cockshutt Show and its line of products. The feature chairs are Russ and Denise Sponem. They have been working on this project for several years now and they certainly have been doing an awesome job of it. Numerous collectors from throughout the United States and Canada are expected to be coming to the show, possibly including Mr. Cockshutt himself! New this year to the raffle is a golf cart which was purchased by Wayne Bubolz. Wayne will paint the cart in the Cockshutt color scheme and it will be the First Prize featured in our raffle. Second and third prizes are to be determined by Wayne and Russ.

We are currently seeking chairpersons to represent the feature for 2015. These features are Massey and Vintage Garden Tractors. DCAPC has hosted the vintage garden tractors in the past and we have had a very good turn out with them. If you are either a Massey or Vintage Garden tractor enthusiast (or both)please let me know. We need to start getting organized for the event, and we certainly will work with you on preparations. Please consider stepping up to the plate and helping us out with our future events.

The club has been asked to set up engines and displays, possibly demonstrating them for the Horicon Living History Days May 9th through 11th. The event will be held at the Saterlee Clark house (museum) and Discher Park. We were also asked to bring a tractor and a people hauler to give rides for the visitors to the park and museum. This event has been going on for several years and now they have asked us to be apart of it so, if you would like to show what you have, and have fun at the same time, please contact me, Dale Schwantes (920)210-6744.

We have scheduled a full load of activities for this year. Please see the attached calendar of events. Don’t miss out on the Ponderosa Ride scheduled in May. If you are looking for a good time you can meet by the saw mill at the grounds. Harlow Stork will be leading the ride from our club grounds to the Ponderosa in Beaver Dam. A people wagon will also be used for anyone that would rather ride than drive. So be there with a healthy appetite and enjoy the ride. You can contact Harlow Stork at (920)728-3139.

Many great things are happening at our club. Please do not miss out. Be a part of it. 
Respectfully submitted,
Dale Schwantes
Club President

A NOTE FROM OUR SECRETARY: 

Happy 2014 to everyone.

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the warmth inside is delightful, as I sit here writing this article, the weather outside is -24, with horrendous wind chills.  It makes me shiver just thinking about it but I know this will only last for a short time and pretty soon we will be talking about the warmth and the sun and the tractor show.  I want to thank everyone for the warm wishes as I again underwent surgery on my throat in November.  This was all due to complications from my first surgery from the year before.  I am slowly recovering but it is going to take me a long time to recover from this one.  I had lots of complications from this surgery also.  Along with the New Year, we have new beginnings and new starts.  I want to inform you that I have moved.  I am now living i n the village of Theresa. I will enclose my new address at the bottom of this article if you need to send me anything.  My phone number is the same.  Okay, enough about me. 

I want to thank everyone who helped me with the toy show his year. Special thanks to Les and the FFA for getting the school set up.  Thank you to everyone who came on Friday to help with set up.  Without your help the toy show could never have been the success it was.  

I want to thank everyone for the hard work that went into 2013.  We had an awesome year!  KUDOS! This is an exciting club to be a part of and truly a great hobby to be a part of.  We have added a new board member to our team. Jim Breselow is our newest member and we want to send him a very warm welcome! If you see him, stop and say hi and feel free to give him or any board member any ideas that you may have for improving our club.  I am so excited about getting to see all of you again this year and as well as I am so excited about all the events happening in the club. 

Please contact me if you have a questions, concerns or problems with the newsletter, events, website, or if you just want to chat. I am always willing to listen.  

I can’t wait to see you all again!
Respectfully yours,
Sue Bintzler Secretary, DCACP
 bintzler@gmail.com
122S Milwaukee St Apt #2
Theresa, WI  53091
(920)979-0536

Club History
as recorded by Bob Frank

In the summer of 1969, the Wisconsin Antique Engine Club, which had been showing at the Dodge County Fairgrounds for several years, announced they were moving.  As quite a few of the local people had become addicted to showing their engines and equipment, this was quite a disappointment.   

Twelve people from the Beaver Dam area met during July and August of 1969.  After several preliminary meetings, a charter was set up by an attorney who donated his time.  On August 5 a charter meeting was held to officially organize.  The charter name of the club was “Dodge County Antique and Power Show”. There were to be 7 directors, with no more than 2 from outside the county.  The annual meeting was to be held each November.

Original charter officers were: President, Jack Rhodes Sr.; Vice President, Don Frank; Secretary, Robert Frank; and Treasurer Bill Lanzendorf.  Charter Directors were Lee Wanie, Oscar Frank, and Carl Messer.
At this meeting a list of people who might be interested in the club was compiled.  Cards were sent out to them; also an ad was placed in the newspaper and on radio.  A meeting was held at the Hotel Rogers Springbrook Room on August 19th 1969 where 14 annual memberships were entered and 5 lifetime memberships were issued.  This brought total charter membership up to thirty-eight.

The first show was held on September 13 and 14, 1969 on the Don Frank farm.  Bob Frank’s garage served as the food stand and also provided water and electricity.  The adjoining Kowbow farm was used for parking.  All these facilities were donated.  The show was very successful, even though small by today’s standards.

As is always the case, experience showed a need for several changes.  At the annual meeting on November 12, 1972, two changes were made to the charter.  The club’s name was changed to “Dodge County Antique Power Club, Inc.” as it remains today.  Also the number of directors was increased from 7 to 9, with up to 3 from outside the county.  This is still the current board.  Another change that exists today is the move of the show to the first weekend in August.  This was done in an attempt to get away from the usually rainy weekend after Labor Day, and has been fairly successful.

Our 1969 show, as mentioned, was on the Frank farm.  Space needs prompted a move to the John Schoenfeld land across from Sunset Hills in 1970.  This land was also given to us rent free, until it was sold in 1974.  At that time we moved to the Dodge County Fairgrounds where we stayed until we purchased our own land at Burnett Corners.
Past Presidents were:
Jack Rhodes Sr., 1969 to 1970
Lee Wanie, 1971 to 1975
Bob Steinhorst, 1976 to 1983 
Jerry Neuman, 1984 to 1986
Henry Sillman, 1987 to 1992 
Dick Kraemer, 1993 to 2001
Darrell Pollesch, 2002 to 2007
Jim Zahn , 2008 to 2010
Dale Schwantes, 2011 to present.

A NOTE FROM OUR TREASURER:

The annual toy show had good weather this year.  With most of the bills paid, we made over twelve hundred dollars.  Thanks to all who helped with the show by donating time, talent, labor, equipment and fuel to make the show a success.  It takes a lot of people to put on a simple two day show.  Also, a big thank you to the Waupun FFA for all their help with setup and cleanup for the show.  The trains and farm displays drew much attention from young and old alike.  Another great show to end the year.

In another area, the Dairy Display Committee completed the inventory of our collection and also the expenditures the club made towards our goal.  The results were submitted to the grant committee and we have received a check in the amount of eight thousand dollars.  We are now ready for the next phase of the project – fund raising to complete site prep for a barn.
Respectfully submitted,
Jim Richardson
DCAPC Treasurer

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2014 
Antique Jewelry
Vintage Clothing (including shoes, purses, hats)
Demonstrations throughout the day
If you have a collection of antique jewelry or vintage clothing you would like to share in our display, please call Michelle at (920)386-2565 to make arrangements for pick-up or delivery.We purchased a locked curio cabinet (thanks to Denise Sponem for finding it!) so that we can comfortably display precious items like antique jewelry under lock and key. 

Our auction this past year was the best yet, raising over $2000 for the benefit of the club. We thank everyone who donated items for our auction and everyone who bid on items for sale. Our winners went home with beautiful handmade quilts, table runners, pillows, soaps, a lovely hand made wooden jewelry box, hand crocheted doilies, ornaments, woolen comforters and more. If you haven’t visited the schoolhouse yet, please make time to come see us next year when we will have our fourth annual silent auction which runs throughout the entire weekend. Winners are announced on Sunday afternoon. You need not be present to win!

The Women’s Committee would like to know what kind of demonstrations you would like to see during our annual show. If you have an idea for something interesting to see, please email Michelle at thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net and let her know about it!

FEATURED RECIPE 
Dinner in a Pumpkin 
1 small to medium pumpkin
1 (14 oz.) can mushrooms, drained
1 medium onion  
2 T oil
1 can cream of chicken soup 
2 T soy sauce
1 1/2 c. cooked rice 
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 (8oz.) can sliced water chestnuts
2 T brown sugar    

Cut off top of pumpkin: clean out pulp and seeds. In a skillet saute’ onion until tender. Add meat and brown. Drain. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms and soup. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked rice and chestnuts. Spoon into “cleaned” pumpkin shell. Replace top of pumpkin and put on baking sheet. Bake 1 hour at 350° (until meat of pumpkin is tender). Take out of oven. Remove lid of pumpkin and serve. For vegetable, scoop out some pumpkin filling. Be sure pumpkin fits in oven before starting. 
- from the kitchen of Deb Baerwald 

Published in the DCAPC Cook Book available in the Schoolhouse for just $3 or call Michelle to get your copy! 

Would you like to share your recipe here? Send to Michelle Zahn W6378 State Road 26 or email to Juneau, WI 53039 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net 

From the Rooftop :

The Dairy Display Committee looked at 2 possible ideas. One is a steel structure ( 120’x120’ ) the club purchased several years ago. It needs sheet metal and concrete. Another is a choice of several donated barns. It was decided to proceed with both projects at a general meeting. Thus the Dairy Display Committee turned into 2 committees, the second being the Museum Committee taking on the steel structure.

The Dairy Display Committee is chaired by Bill Madison. We have accepted a donated barn from the Darlington, WI area. Each beam will be labeled, dismantled and loaded into our truck. All labor, crane service and trucking has been donated. Stakes have been put in the ground where the least amount of excavating will be needed. Site planning is also donated. The Grounds Committee needs to approve the site. A second barn and milk house is also available just a mile north of us. We are considering this for lumber to help rebuild the first barn. We are hoping to include in the lower level walls 4 different types; poured concrete, stone, concrete block and wood. The lower level of the barn will have a drive/walk through with displays on both sides. More work will be done when the weather is more spring-like.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let Bill Madison know at 920-319-2105. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

Dairy Display Committee Member, Jim Zahn
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
• Board Meeting @ Club Grounds (9 -Mar  2014 1:00pm)
• Historical Event @ Horicon (9- 11 May 2014)

Every Wednesday is a work day at the Show Grounds. Help is always appreciated to keep our grounds looking nice and updated. If you can't make it out to the grounds we have a list of take-home projects as well. Call Jim Richardson (920)319-1773 or Les McCullough (920) 324 0916 to find out more about what you can do to be a part of things!

Wish List
Looking for a wooden silo
Still accepting batteries and scrap iron donations
Need volunteers interested in developing displays of our many historical farm and factory items.  Please contact Jim Richardson at 920-319-1773
  





Tuesday, October 8, 2013



Autumn Newsletter

From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes
           ds.schwantes@att.net
                (920)210-6744

Hello everyone,

The show has come and gone, like our summer has, and WOW, what a spectacular event we had. This had to be one of the best yet. We were blessed with perfect weather for three days, countless fascinating exhibits, many vendors and a whole lot of smiling faces enjoying the show. If you had a chance to join us, thanks for coming! If not, please consider putting us on your calendar for next year.

The old, gray garage on the east end of the grounds is one of our latest new projects.  This building will be moved to the Economy area. The target area has been scraped, dug out and fill has been added. A concrete slab and footing base will be poured and one coarse of block added.  It will be used as a dealer shop/garage for the Economy King group. They will add final touches with signs and such to make it complete.

It is wonderful to see club members involved with other functions as well as ours. Recently the club hosted a tractor ride from the show grounds to Ponderosa in Beaver Dam with Harlow Stark organizing the event. This particular ride was not well attended, but it was well appreciated by patrons who were there. The ride sparked a lot of interest in having another ride sometime in the near future. Harlow has more ideas for interesting rides, so if you are interested in a club ride, give him a call (920)728-3139.

DCAPC will host the 2014 National Cockshutt Show. Russ Sponem is the chairman for this feature. He has been working on this for a couple of years and has done a tremendous job. Traditionally Russ also has the task of setting up the small engines display for our annual show. These are big events to organize and now he would like someone to help with setting up the small engines. If you have an interest and are willing to give him a hand, please contact Russ at (920)728-1378.  

The feature for 2015 is Massy Ferguson/Massy Harris with David Bradley and Graham Bradley tractors and equipment in conjunction with Economy engines and Vintage garden tractors. 
Allis Chalmers with Fairbanks / Morris engines will be the feature in 2016. 

We are currently looking for chair persons to represent these future features. Contact any board member and remember, we are also there to help you.

This is your club, and you have made this club what it is today! Please continue to support Dodge County Antique Power Club, and see you at the show.

Respectfully submitted,
Dale Schwantes
Club President
Even the young enjoy lending a helping hand when the "work " looks like fun!
A NOTE FROM OUR SECRETARY:         
Hello to all,

Well, another show has come and gone.  We had beautiful weather and a very nice turn out.  From what I have been told, our numbers are looking pretty good.  Our show has become a very popular show and a very well-liked show throughout the state.  A lot of hard work and time goes into preparing for the show and LOTS of work gets done during the show.  I want to thank everyone for all the hard work and dedication to the club and our show.  Without all of us pooling our time and talents together, this show wouldn’t be what it is today.  

Again this year the girl scouts used our grounds for their week retreat.  They, too, had a nice time and enjoyed our club  grounds.  

This year Harley Davidson celebrated their 110th anniversary and our club hosted a camp-out.   We didn’t have a very good turn out but then we didn’t do much for advertising to save money.  I guess next time we need to do more advertising and get our name out there.  All in all the few campers who came to our grounds LOVED it and plan on coming back to celebrate the 115th.  We had campers from Michigan, Ohio and Maryland.  We had a great time and awesome camaraderie.  I want to thank those who helped me in the kitchen to make breakfast; Wayne Bubholz, Les McCullough, Roger Beal, Carolyn Dehler, Matt Feucht and Jim Zahn.  I want to also send out a special thank you to Jeff Peters. He was my right hand man the whole weekend  for what ever I needed and I could not have done it without him.  THANK YOU JEFF!  

Now on to the next event, our banquet.  Again, this year our banquet was held at the Juneau Community Center.  We enjoyed having the banquet at Bayside in Beaver Dam in the past,  but we felt the need for a change and to have something a little more centrally located.  For those of you who have never been there, it is a very nice facility, with a bar and large hall.  This is not open to the public so we have it all to ourselves. Our chef that night was none other than Chance Schomber.  If you have never had this gentleman’s cooking, I am here to tell you that it is out of this world! 

We had a great crowd of over 90 people come to our banquet this year. The doorprizes were bountiful. Everyone walked away with a gift! Thank you to those who contributed items for the drawing. I had awesome feedback from many recipients.

Our annual meeting will be held Nov 3rd at 1:00 @ the show grounds.  The board has a lot to share with you, including an election of officers that day.  Up for election this year are Darrell Pollesch, Bill Bremer and Sue Bintzler (me).  So please plan to attend. Bring your nominations to the floor.   Serving on the board of directors is not only a privilege, but I feel it is an honor to represent you.  If you are interested in running or if you know of anyone who is, please have them present at the meeting. 

Next on my list is the toy show, which we are again hosting at the Waupun Rock River Intermediate School. The toy show will be held on December 14 and 15, 2013.  Hope to see a good turnout for this event.  This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for the kids (adults as well as the kiddos).
That’s about all for now.  Again, I thank you all for all your hard work. 

Respectfully yours,
Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536
Secretary, DCACP

Dorothy Pollesch, Joanne Dykstra and Helen Kurtz are in the kitchen

Angel Schwantes, Jan Pieper, Carolyn Dehler and Lorraine Prothro would like to know
“what do you want for lunch?”
Connie Kraemer, Ruth Pieper and Jim Zahn are on the job in the office to help you register.

Pastor Steven Thomas held a non-denominational service for us on Sunday morning.
The weather was absolutely lovely!
Grounds News

The Wednesday crew is currently restoring a planer/table saw/edger/dado tool dating back to the early 1900’s. We have repaired or replaced the tops on 26 of our club tables. We are still working on the old Sno-Go machine and it is coming along nicely. Marion Reisetter has been bringing a few Huber girls to the grounds each week and we have had them busy cleaning up and winterizing the restrooms. We have a crew painting the big old, rusty water tank.

The boiler crew had steam up and got the engine running. We are cleaning up and rearranging the wrench display. We added wire cages to the barrels protecting the trees from the deer. We are in the process of moving the old gray garage (binder shed) to a new location on the grounds in line with the shingle mill where it will be used by the Economy collectors.

We would like to thank Dave and Evelyn Grebel for coming out each week to help with lunch preparation. Those home cooked meals sure hit the spot! 

Would you like to join us to help with one of these projects? Do you have an idea for a new project? Give me a call at (920)296-0876. We are out there every Wednesday, rain or shine and we would love to have you join us!     

Respectfully submitted,
Darrell Pollesch
Wednesday Crew Co-chair

SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2014 
Antique Jewelry
Vintage Clothing (including shoes, purses, hats)
Demonstrations throughout the day

If you have a collection of antique jewelry or vintage clothing you would like to share in our display, please call Michelle at (920)386-2565 to make arrangements for pick-up or delivery. We purchased a locked curio cabinet (thanks to Denise Sponem for finding it!) so that we can comfortably display precious items like antique jewelry under lock and key. 

Our auction this past year was the best yet, raising over $2000 for the benefit of the club. We thank everyone who bid on items for sale. Our winners went home with beautiful handmade quilts, table runners, pillows, soaps, a lovely hand made wooden jewelry box, hand crocheted doilies, ornaments, woolen comforters and more. If you haven’t visited the schoolhouse yet, please make time to come see us next year when we will have our fourth annual silent auction which runs throughout the entire weekend. Winners are announced on Sunday afternoon. You need not be present to win!

 The schoolhouse was crowded with interested onlookers all weekend long!

The Women’s Committee would like to thank Bethel Schmidt and Becky Zimmerman for their very generous donation of time to demonstrate their craft of scherrenschnitte throughout the weekend. Those who visited the house were fascinated to watch them cutting beautiful works for sale or display. 


We added a pair of teeter-totters to the playground this year. The playground was busy with children all weekend from sun-up until well past sun-down. Next year we hope to find a swing set to add as well!

FEATURED RECIPE

Black Walnut Bread
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup commercial sour cream
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup chopped black walnuts
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Mix egg, sugar and cream. Blend in dry ingredients which have been sifted together. Fold in nuts. Bake in greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan in slow oven (325°) for one hour, or until done.

- from the kitchen of Susanne Sillman

Published in the DCAPC Cook Book available in the Schoolhouse for just $3 or call Michelle to get your copy!

Would you like to share your recipe here? Send to 
Michelle Zahn
W6378 State Road 26
Juneau, WI 53039
or email to


  • We thank Ruth Pieper, Jim Zahn and the Huber workers for their beautiful painting of the playground equipment.
  • We are in need of a light weight 10 foot step ladder for the schoolhouse. Fiberglass or aluminum would be grand. 
  • We thank Russ Sponem for his generous donation of a 5 foot step ladder for our house.     
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s Committee

Important Dates to Remember
 Annual Meeting @ Club Grounds (3-Nov, 1:00PM) Up for election Darrell Pollesch, Bill Brehmer and Sue Bintzler. Light lunch will be served. Short Board Meeting to follow.
• Toy Show Setup (13-Dec 6:00pm)
• Toy Show (14 & 15-Dec) Waupun Rock River Intermediate School
• Board Meeting @ Waupun during Toy Show (15-Dec, 1:00pm)
• Board Meeting @ Sue Bintzler’s House (12-Jan, 2014 1:00pm)
• Board Meeting @ Club Grounds (9-Feb, 2014 1:00pm)

Wish List

  • Still looking for a wooden silo, a small barn
  • We would like to have more information about our windmill, which was made in Waupun, WI. Anyone know something about it?
  • 8 or 9 inch wide x 150 ft. long belt for the saw mill
  • Still accepting batteries and scrap iron donations
  • 10 foot step ladder (light weight) for the schoolhouse
Every Wednesday is a work day at the Show Grounds. Help is always appreciated to keep our grounds looking nice and updated. If you can't make it out to the grounds we have a list of take-home projects as well. Call Darrell Pollesch @ (920) 928-2392 or Les McCullough @ (920) 324 0916 to find out more about what you can do to be a part of things!

Standing Committees
Wednesday Crew - Chairs Darrell Pollesch (920)928-2392 and Les McCullough (920)324-0916
Policies and Procedures - Co-chairs Bill Brehmer (920)474-7309 and Les McCullough (920)324-0916    Bill and Les would like to see three more members to help out with this project.
News Letter  - Co-chairs Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536 & Michelle Zahn (920)386-2565
John Deere (2013 Feature) - Co-chairs Harold Keller (608)628-4996 & Bill Madison (920)485-0217
Women’s Center Committee - Chair Michelle Zahn (920)386-2565
The Darn Dam - Chair Darrell Pollesch (920)928-2392
Music and Entertainment - Tony Schwantes (920) 382-9073 and Harlow Stark (920)728-3139
Children’s Activities - Needs a Chair
Gardening - Ruth and Cindy Pieper
Jam’N Juneau (Augustfest) - Co-chairs Jim Zahn (920)650-1960 and Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536
Plow Days - Needs a Chair
The Toy Show - Co-chairs Les McCullough (920)324-0916 & Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536
Dairy Display - Chair Jim Richardson (920)319-1773 

You do not need to be a board member to chair a committee



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Newsletter 2013

From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes
           ds.schwantes@att.net
  (920)210-6744


Hello everyone,

As I write this letter it is once again raining. So I say why not make the best of it? Maybe all of this rain will mean we will not get any rain during the show. As a farmer I think perhaps after our recent drought it’s better for us to have the water table built back up again. No worries this year about fires on our camp grounds!

Our feature this year is John Deere and what perfect timing. The week before our show John Deere Horicon Works will be celebrating 50 years of producing lawn and garden tractors. To be held at the Dodge County Fair Grounds on July 26, 27 and 28, the event welcomes you all to attend.  If you have any early vintage J.D. garden tractors, please bring them to the fair park for display at their show on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. Friday is reserved for the private showing of equipment owned by John Deere employees and associates.

Back to our show. Taking charge of the feature this year are Bill Madison and Harold Keller with some assistance from Don Wendorff. In the past few years it has been noted that it is becoming more difficult to manage the feature building and set up the feature exhibits. There are too many exhibits coming in at the same time, making things difficult for the Chairs to organize things. With the help of these three men we are expecting a much better job of using the feature building to its fullest potential. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bill, Harold or Don. They will be glad to help you.

This year we will not have a raffle garden tractor. We did have a John Deere garden tractor donated to the club but the board concluded that it was too costly to be restored for a profitable raffle. Instead we purchased a J.D. hit and miss engine from Marion Reisetter for a very good price. We are currently looking for volunteers to take the raffle engine to other shows for ticket sales. The engine is secured to a trailer, so all you need to do is check with Marion about where you would like to take it, hook up the trailer to your vehicle and be off! Just do not forget the tickets and cash box.

There are only a few weeks left before show time. Many items are in need of attention. I have been in touch with some of our committee chairpersons to talk about their duties and expectations so they understand that they are in charge of their own areas. However, I am finding it to be difficult to find a time to meet individually with all of our committee chairs, so I will try to explain some points now. If there is a particular responsibility you have always taken for the smooth operation of our show, please see to it that that job is done in a timely manner. Ask for assistance if you need it. There are too many areas for the board to keep track of and you know your jobs better than the board does. The board would like you to be in charge of your area. We would also like you to bring any concerns or problems to any one of us so that we may help you, or to approve anything that may need it. These are your areas and you know them better than we do. Please take some initiative and do your best for your club.

I know that some of you are already gearing up to take in some shows this summer. Please keep in mind that there are several events taking place locally.

  •  June Dairy Brunch was on the 23 of June and Iron Ridge celebrated one hundred fifty years on June 21, 22 & 23. We are grateful to those who helped with work and displays on Sunday for both events. 
  • Celebrate Waupun will be held July 5& 6. Two tractor drivers are needed. Please contact Les McCullough at (920)324-0916. 
  •  Jam N Juneau July 19, 20 & 21 (formerly Juneau August fest, note the date change) Displays are needed as well as volunteers for selling ice cream, etc. Please contact Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536.
  • We are having a brat fry on July 12 & 13 at Ballweg Implement in Beaver Dam. This is a nice location and they have a fantastic facility. So please stop by for a burger and brat, or to help out. Call Marion Riesetter at (920)210-8908. 


I thank you in advance for your continued support.

It is wonderful to see club members involved with other functions as well as ours. Recently the club hosted a tractor ride from the show grounds to Ponderosa in Beaver Dam with Harlow Stark organizing the event. This particular ride was not well attended, but it was well appreciated by the patrons that were there. This ride has sparked a lot of interest in having another ride in the future. Harlow has more ideas for another ride, so if you are interested in a club ride get in touch with Harlow Stork at (920)728-3139.

  • DCAPC will be hosting the National Cockshutt show to be held 2014. Russ Sponem is the chairman for this feature. Russ has been working on this event for a couple of years and has done a tremendous job. Russ also has the task of setting up the small engines during our show. These are big events to organize. He would like someone to help with setting up the small engines. If you have an interest and are willing to give a hand, please contact Russ at (920)728-1378. 
  • The feature for 2015 is Massy Ferguson / Massy Harris tractors and equipment, Wisconsin built small engines and Economy engines. We will also host the National Show for the Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America. 
  • Allis Chalmers with Fairbanks / Morris engines will be the feature in 2016. We are currently looking for chair persons to represent these future features. Contact any board member, and remember, we are also there to help you.

This is your club. You have made this club what it is today! Please continue to support Dodge County Antique Power Club, and I look forward to seeing you at the show.
Respectfully submitted,
Dale Schwantes
Club President
A NOTE FROM OUR SECRETARY:      
Hello one and all,

I would like to start off by welcoming all our new members.  We have an exciting show planned for this year.  This year we are featuring John Deere. It should be a very big show.   I hope the weather cooperates.  I look forward to working with all of you again.  I truly miss you guys and all the laughter that you bring with you.  I would like to remind everyone to please stop in the office during the show to register your equipment and while you are there, don’t forget to check out the t-shirts, caps, sweatshirts and hats we have to sell.

Last year our president, Dale Schwantes, arranged for some of the local Legions to raise and lower our flags every day. If you have a comment on this, please contact him or me and let us know what you think. I know the legionnaires enjoyed doing this.

We are having tractor pulls and music again this year.  We will be looking for sponsors for these activities.  If you are interested in helping to sponsor one of these events, please contact Curtis Bubholz at 920-296-6947 for the tractor pulls or Tony Schwantes at 920-382-9073 for music or Sue Bintzler at 920-979-0536 or bintzler@gmail.com for both.  We will be happy to give you a tax deduction form for your sponsorship.

Again this year the girl scouts will be using our grounds for the summer camp-out a week after our show. On Labor Day weekend our club will host a camp site for the Harley Davidson 110th anniversary in Milwaukee.  We will be serving the motorcyclists breakfast and providing them a secure place to leave their belongings for the day while they ride to and from Milwaukee.  It is a fun and exciting time to meet people from all over the country. Would you like to be a part of the fun? Contact me (Sue Bintzler) at the number or email above!

I would like to remind you that if you know of members who are not receiving this newsletter via snail mail or email, it means that they have not contacted me to let me know which way they want to receive it.  Please let me know ASAP.

As you can see, our club has been very busy planning and working to have a fun time this year.  I hope to see you all in August.  Have a safe summer and stay cool.            
Respectfully yours,
Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536
Secretary, DCACP

TREASURER’S REPORT Grounds News

A  Land use Permit request has been submitted to complete the addition to the blacksmith shop.  We are also preparing to move the small storage shed to a better location.  This will increase the small engine exhibit area on the East road.

Benches and tables are being completed so that we can focus on show preparation.  At this writing there is only one week of Wednesdays until the show!   Weather cooperation on Wednesdays has not been the best so there are a number of grounds projects that need to be done in a short period of time.

Stop in at the grounds on Wednesday or call me (Jim Richardson) 920-319-1773 if you would like to help out on a Saturday.
Respectfully submitted,
Jim Richardson
Treasurer, DCAPC
Photo Gallery


Harlow Stork organized a tractor parade from the Burnett Show Grounds to the Ponderosa in Beaver Dam.  Pictured here is a Farmall in the Ponderosa parking lot.


Harlow Stork’s Allis Chalmers 
parked at the Ponderosa in Beaver Dam, WI 



One of the DCAPC “People Haulers” at the Ponderosa
Would you like to participate in something like this? Harlow would love to organize another tractor parade from DCAPC Show Grounds to somewhere. Call him!  (920)728-3139



Club members volunteered June 23 at the Dairy brunch. Jim Zuelsdorf towed the trailer with the engine. He, Roger Beal and Jim Richardson, among others, sold raffle tickets for the John Deere Hit & Miss Engine.


We provided rides around the park in one of our famous “people haulers” with Harlow Stork at the wheel.


We entertained children the whole morning with rides on our also famous kiddie train, Jim Zahn at the wheel in this case.



SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURES FOR 2013 
Antique Kitchen Tools 
Old Fashioned Christmas Ornaments & Trees
Scherenschnitte (The Art of German paper cutting)

If you have a collection of antique kitchen tools or Christmas ornaments you would like to 
share in our display, please call Michelle at (920)386-2565 to make arrangements 
for pick-up or delivery.
Come join us this year! We will have comfortable chairs and good lighting in a cool, inviting place for anyone who wants to sit a spell and do some hand sewing or needlework of any kind. Come, sit with us! Show us what you like to do in the old-fashioned handcrafts world! 

FEATURED RECIPE

Fruit Fool

1/2 ripe cantaloupe 1 ripe pineapple
1 lime maple syrup
1 pint heavy whipping cream vanilla
powdered sugar

Ok, I just made the yummiest dessert for my aunt’s visit today. Get this. Fruit fool, it is called. Make a stiff whipped cream with vanilla and powdered sugar. Take 1/2 ripe cantaloupe, pineapple,1 lime squeezed. Chunk them up. Put fruit in a saucepan with maple syrup(the real stuff) boil till soft. Put through a food mill. Just before serving, fold the fruit into the cream. OOh, delicious!

- from the kitchen of Shaun Duvall (friend of the Zahns)
Would you like to share your recipe here? Send to 
Michelle Zahn
W6378 State Road 26 or email to
Juneau, WI 53039 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net


Come to the Show, visit the Women’s Center in the Antique School House and place your bids on our annual auction items. So far this year we have at least six quilts, some pillows, some table runners and many other beautifully hand made items donated by our very generous and creative members. The silent auction runs throughout the entire weekend with winners announced on Sunday afternoon. You need not be present to win!
Closeup of Chicken quilt
Chicken quilt back
Chicken quilt to be sod at  auction

Quilt to be sold at auctio
Connie showing back side of star quilt



Farm quilt to be sold at auction
Back side of farm quilt
Second farm quilt to be sold



Pair of pillows
to match saw tooth quilt 
Saw Tooth quilt to be sold at auction




  • Ruth Pieper has been very helpful getting things ready for the show in and around the School House. She has connections with the 4-Hers, who have generously volunteered to paint our Merry-Go-Round for us! Thank you Ruth!
  • Ruth Pieper has also agreed to be of some assistance with plans for plantings around the Scholl House. Is this your area of expertise? We would love to hear from you!
  • Jim Zahn is planning to install the teeter totter before the show, weather permitting. Thank you Jim!
  • Bill Madison and Dale Schwantes plan to move the gas barrel away from the school yard. When it was originally placed in its current location, it was safely out of generally trafficed areas, but now, well, it’s time we moved it. Thank you Bill and Dale!

Respectfully Submitted,
Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s Committee

Important Dates to Remember

  • Board Meeting @ Club Grounds (7-July, 1:00PM)
  •  Jam'N Juneau (formerly Augustfest) @ Juneau City Park (19, 20 & 21 July) Come help serve ice cream, popcorn, and snow cones.  It is a great fund raiser for the club.
  • John Deere Horicon Works 50th Year Celebration at the Dodge County Fairgrounds open to public (27-28 July) Display garden tractors 
  • Board Meeting @ Club Grounds (28-July, 1:00PM)
  • Show Meeting (set up work groups for show) @ Club Grounds (28-July, 2:00PM) 


Every Wednesday is a work day at the Show Grounds. Help is always appreciated to keep our grounds looking nice and updated. If you can't make it out to the grounds we have a list of take-home projects as well. Call Darrell Pollesch @ (920) 928-2392 or Les McCullough @ (920) 324 0916 to find out more about what you can do to be a part of things!

Standing Committees
Wednesday Crew - Chairs Darrell Pollesch (920)928-2392 and Les McCullough (920)324-0916
Policies and Procedures - Co-chairs Bill Brehmer (920)474-7309 and Les McCullough (920)324-0916    Bill and Les would like to see three more members to help out with this project.
News Letter  - Co-chairs Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536 & Michelle Zahn (920)386-2565
John Deere (2013 Feature) - Co-chairs Harold Keller (608)628-4996 & Bill Madison (920)485-0217
Women’s Center Committee - Chair Michelle Zahn (920)386-2565
The Darn Dam - Chair Darrell Pollesch (920)928-2392
Music and Entertainment - Tony Schwantes (920) 382-9073 and Harlow Stark (920)728-3139
Children’s Activities - Needs a Chair
Gardening - Ruth and Cindy Pieper
Jam’N Juneau (Augustfest) - Co-chairs Jim Zahn (920)650-1960 and Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536
Plow Days - Needs a Chair
The Toy Show - Co-chairs Les McCullough (920)324-0916 & Sue Bintzler (920)979-0536
Dairy Display - Chair Jim Richardson (920)319-1773 

You do not need to be a board member to chair a committee

Wish List
  • Looking for a wooden silo, a small barn
  • We would like to have more information about our windmill, which was made in Waupun, WI. Anyone know something about it?
  • 8 or 9 inch wide x 150 ft. long belt for the saw mill
  • Still accepting batteries and scrap iron donations
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