Summer 2017 News Letter

From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes 920-210-6744

Hello everyone.

You can argue about the old saying, an old wives tale, or a quote from the farmer’s almanac, that April showers bring May flowers. Well, as I am writing this, (the month of May), and the weather still wants to keep crying. Of course, we have not been hit like some states have, thank God, and we do not need to build an ark yet either. One thing that is for sure, is that when the weather does decide to break, there will be a flood. Rest assured, the flood will not be from the high water level, but you can expect that the flood will be from people pouring out to their yards and gardens, and fields to get to long awaited planting of flowers, vegies, and crops.Maybe this will bring us a long awaited abundance of pleasure.

The Wednesday crew has been busy with several projects, and so has the Wednesday “Night Crew”. Yes, you read that correctly. A Wednesday afternoon, evening crew has also started to get together and do projects after they are done working their jobs. Jim Richardson is still leading the projects with the “day crew” and Bill Madison is the “night crew” leader.When you have extra time available, and are looking to be a part of the crews, or if you have a project that you are committed to, please come out to the grounds. We do not limit anyone to Wednesdays only, you can decide what days work best for you. Contact Jim at (920)319-1773 or Bill at (920)319-2105, they will be happy to assist you. There is an abundance of things to do.  Please come out to the grounds and do your part.

Just imagine, there are only a few months left before our next show. We are gearing up to host Ford, Fordson and Ferguson, represented by David Bradley (920)928-2531. Russ Sponem (920)928-2531 will represent Blacksmithing, Graham Bradley and Sears Economy Gas Engines. The feature building contact will be Dale Schwantes (920)210-6744. Although these may seem to be of lesser quantity items, there are several featured. so do not expect a small turn out. You may be surprised. Please direct any questions, needs or concerns that you may have to the feature contacts. If you know of anyone with these items that are featured, ask them to show their prized possessions. Promote your show.

The raffle for this year is a `51Ford 8N tractor, a Ford peddle tractor, a women’s basket, and three toy tractors. To see these items and to purchase tickets, please contact the raffle team, which consists of Harlow Stork, (920)728-3139, Betty Stork (920)728-3140 and Matt Feucht (920)319-2281. Please consider taking the raffle tractor to your favorite shows to sell tickets, and help each other. In doing so, will ease the burden for the same people traveling each week to the shows. A few hours at each show, lessens the burden as well. Lets all give each other a little help and consideration. Direct your questions, comments, or concerns to any of these team players.

If you are a team leader, now is a good time to get your team together and to get organized. Please understand that your area is important, and you and your team are responsible for preparing for the show. The board of directors are here to guide and direct you, not to prepare or do inventory for you. That is your responsibility, not the board of directors, nor the Wed. crew. Consult with your team to find what can make your area more efficient, or any ways to make things easier for you, and bring those ideas to the board for approval. You are involved with the success of our show. Take some initiative and be responsible.

Calling all lawn mowers. The grounds are getting in need of some assistance. Yes, the grass is growing like yours at home. As of this writing, John Deere is unable to mow the grass this year, or until further notice. Due to John Deere`s business structure, they are not manufacturing garden tractors, as they have turned to their Gater line of production. They have but a few lawn and garden tractor models in Horicon that are being manufactured. That limits the number of experimental models that are being used, therefore, limiting the availability of mowing areas. So now, the mowing of the grounds is back to us to do. Please feel free to go to the grounds anytime that you can. Your help is appreciated.

This will be the last newsletter that can be published by Michelle Zahn. Michelle has decided to step down from this duty. She is not going to renew the lease on her copier/printer. These machines are extremely expensive and it is no longer a justifiable expense for her business. The age of this machine has become a limiting factor, and the unit that she is getting will not have all the features of the old model (no more collating/stapling). Michelle has assembled/printed our newsletters and has donated our show posters for the club for many years. We thank Michelle for her many years of service and dedication to the club. Are you interested in chairing the Newsletter committee? Call me!

DCAPC and I request your assistance with the performance of your club. The strength of this club relies on you as this club is growing stronger and growing in size. Growing with more added points of interest, more added exhibits, more spectators and so on. Please show some initiative by preparing in advance to make DCAPC what it really is. The best little show to go to see, and to be a part of, the comradery, the enjoyment, and the fun that you do not want to miss out of. We are one big team, and we are making this happen. Stay involved and keep the ball rolling. Be proud of yourselves, you are the DCAPC. The success of this club relies on you. Please do not miss out. Be a part of it.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dale Schwantes,

Club President



Hey all, the summer is final here, I think! Before you know it, the show ill be here and gone. The time goes by very fast. We have an exciting year planned for our show. Blacksmithing is new this year and Russ Sponem has a lineup of things going on to excite everyone. We are all very busy trying to get things lined up for the show to make it a great show. All this cannot be done by the board alone. Each one of you is a huge part of this and makes the show what it is. We have many committees to help the board. These head people are a huge help to us as a board. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to the plate. I want to remind everyone that if you sent me a money for a newsletter, you will be reading this in paper copy. If you did not send me money for your subscription for the newsletter, you will be needing to read this on line. You still have time to send me your $10.00/year for a paper copy. Remember to send your money along with your correct address.

That’s all for now. See you all at the show!!!!!

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

Mail to: W6032 State Rd 33 Juneau, WI 53039


2017ford raffle

Here we are another tractor show season ready to start. We have a very nice looking 1951 Ford 8N and some nice prizes on the raffle. The raffle is a good money maker and promotes or club. I have a schedule made up of shows that the raffle is going to. We can always use help selling tickets for even 2 or 3 hours to give the one selling tickets a break for lunch and check out the show. To find out where it is going to be you can call me, Harlow Stork, at 920-728-3139. To get tickets to sell you can call me at 920-728-3139 or Matt Feucht 920-319-2281. The tickets will be 6 for 5.00 or 1.00 each.

Thank You,

Your Raffle Cordinator, Harlow Stork




The Barn Committee is ready to go with materials and labor to begin working on the barn floor. We are awaiting a building permit, which needs to be secured by the Executive Board.

Barnfully submitted,

Diane Schacht




Place Settings,

Table/Silver Ware

Antique Table Linens,

Antique Kitchen/Dining Chairs

Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

We are looking for ONE place setting of antique china or pretty dishes. We are looking for dinner plates, salad plates, bread plates, soup bowls, fruit bowls, glasses, cups, saucers, etc. and table/silver ware that would make up one complete place setting at the dinner table. Coupled with this idea is to display antique table linens, including napkins and table cloths, and a different kind of chair at each place as well. Please call me at (920) 386-2565 to let me know that I can count on you for a display item.

Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s Committee

920-386-2565 or


I have volunteered to be the contact person for the sponsorships and donations for our club. We hope to keep a more accurate record of these things and try to eliminate repeat requests. So, if you receive a donation for the club please let me know whom it is from, what it is designated for and how much it is. If you are thinking of contacting someone about a donation, please check with me to make sure that hasn’t been done by someone else. Many places have forms to fill out for requests. So next time you are at the bank, insurance office, grocery store, or other places of business, ask them if they have a donation form. Then you can give them to me or to any board member and I will fill them out and send them in. If you would like to fill it out yourself, please check with me to sure one has not already been filled out for that place. Hopefully at the annual meeting I will be able to report on our donations for the year. You may contact me, Sue Wuenne at, call or text 920-387-5790. If you have any questions please ask and I will try to answer your questions.

Thanks, Sue Wuenne

Board Members

2017 Board

President Dale Schwantes (920) 210-6744

Vice Pres Dick Kraemer (920) 392-2003

Secretary Sue Bintzler (920) 979-0536

Treasurer Sandy Frank (920) 885-4879

Tylor Schwartz (920) 988-3281

Russ Sponem (920) 728-1378

Harlow Stork (920) 728-3139

Lisa Wanie (920) 296-2477

Daryl Wuenne (920) 296-1021

Important Dates to Remember

  • Girl Scout Week at DCAPC Show Grounds July 23 – 28

    Board Meeting July 30, Show Meeting, worker sign-up

    Show August 4 – 6

    Grounds Clean-up August 7 – 12

    Board Meeting Aug 13 (compliment/complain about show)

    Board Meeting Sept 10, 11:00 at grounds

    Worker Party Sept 10, 1:00 at Grounds

    Banquet Oct 8, coctails at 4, dinner at 5

    Annual Meeting Nov 5, 1 pm at grounds

    Toy Show Set-up Dec 8

    Toy Show Dec 9 & 10

    Board Meeting Dec 10 at Toy Show


Standing committees:

• Am Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773

  • Pm Wednesday Crew – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

    • 2017 Feature Ford Tractors& Machinery Chair David Bradley (920)928-2531

    • Blacksmithing – Chair Russ Sponem (920)728-1378

    • Women’s Center Committee Chair Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565

    • Music and Entertainment – Tony Schwantes (920) 382-9073 and Harlow Stark (920) 728-3139

    • Children’s Activities Needs a Chair

    • Gardening – Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894

    • Plow Days Needs a Chair

    • The Toy Show – Co-chairs Curt Pernat (262) 567-0566 and Dave VandeZande, Jr. (920) 324-0376

    • Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

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


    We need a washing machine for the kitchen. Call Sue Schwantes 920-210-9894 if you have one to give.

    • Would like more flowers for the grounds. Call Sue Schwantes 920-210-9894.

    • Still 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.

  • Looking for volunteers to mow lawn

Winter 2017 News Letter

From The President:

Greetings and Happy Blessed New Year everyone.

As 2016 drew to a close I found time to reflect on the past year. I soon realized that it was a truly busy and fast year. Many items were purchased, mostly for the kitchen and shop. Many projects were worked on, not all were completed and several are still in progress. I am requesting a pause button that I can use when I need to take a deep breath and catch up on time. Rest assured, seven months from now it will be show time once again.

As we enter into 2017, we also enter our 49th year. Just think, next year we hit the BIG 5 O. Take a step back and look at all that has transpired. Look at what the club has accomplished and how we have grown. Do you see the things that have changed? Can you recall how things were ten or twenty, even thirty or forty years ago? Man, time flies by fast.

This year I am asking for each and every member to step up and do your part for the club. Many of you have already stepped up, but this is every member’s duty and responsibility. This club has not gotten this far by doing things alone. This is a team effort. There is more than projects to be worked on. Your input is also needed as to your thoughts and suggestions. The board of directors is doing their best representing you and we want to do what is needed for the club, too. You cannot rely on the board of directors alone. You need to realize that you need to do your part for the club as well. We are all in this together.

Back in Oct. we had our annual banquet which was held at the Bayside Supper Club. After the delicious meal we held the drawing for the raffle prizes. The winning recipients were drawn as follows. First prize, the Allis Chalmers “C” tractor, Scott Vick. Second, Sean Setter, third Cole Rappl, fourth, Art Grunewald, fifth, Rick Firari, sixth, Jake Herman, seventh, Anne Jones, and eighth, Joann Kikkert. Congratulations to our winners and Thank You to everyone for purchasing tickets and supporting our club.

We are still having recurring issues with the newsletters not getting to some members in a timely manner. During the last scheduled mailing a whopping fifty plus newsletters were returned. Most of those were wrong addresses or no forwarding address. Due to the high cost of mailing these newsletters this is the LAST time that you will receive it. This was voted on at our annual meeting. More on this issue later. Please read carefully to understand the options that will be best for you.

During the annual membership meeting in November, nominations were accepted for the board of directors. Up for reelection to the board of directors this year were Bill Brehmer, Jim Breselow and Sue Bintzler with Jim and Sue accepting nominations. Also accepting nominations were Daryl Wuenne, Katie Polsen, John Kasmiski, Bill Madison and Harlow Stork. The winning board members this year are Sue Bintzler and newly elected are Daryl Wuenne and Harlow Stork. Thank you to Katie Polsen and John Kasmiski for running for the board and also Thank You to Jim Breselow and Bill Brehmer for your many years of dedication and service. The officers will remain the same as before. Dale Schwantes as President, Dick Kraemer as Vice President, Sue Bintzler as Secretary, and Sandy Frank as Treasurer.

The toy show was a success again this year. Saturday turned out to be busy, even with the storm on its way. Attendance was down considerably on Sunday but the hard core toy shoppers managed to get through the snow. The storm was over by midday but not the football games. Most everyone was carrying something in their arms as they were leaving. I want to thank Curt Pernat for chairing this event for us and for recruiting several exhibitors and members for helping with the set-up and take-down, serving food, and to Randy Draeger for pick up and delivery of the trailer with the tables in it.

The feature for this year will be Blacksmithing, Ford, Fordson, Ferguson, Sears / Economy, and engines, and implements. This is a long listing for this year, and as of this writing, no one has come forth to promote this feature for the club. Where are our Ford enthusiasts? Who has connections with the Ford clubs? This is not that difficult of a job to do. We need someone to be a contact with these clubs, to communicate with them and us. Someone who can report information to the board and advertising. Someone who already has contacts and corresponding journals would be a plus. I know that one person cannot do this alone. Please contact me, Dale Schwantes (920)210-6744.

Old Fashioned Christmas had to be canceled due to the stormy weather we had back on Dec. 17th. The event will be held on Feb. 19th and will be themed Winter Wonderland. The dog pullers and horse rides will not be available, but many other activities will still be happening. Come out to the club grounds and join us for a fun filled day. All proceeds will be donated to the county food pantries. Several people have inquired about this event and are still looking forward to being there. The chili cook-off competition of the board members is still on so don’t miss out. Be there.

We have scheduled a full load of activities again for this year. Please see the attached calendar of events. Don’t miss out on the many fun events that are happening this year. The club has been asked again from numerous organizations to be a part of their events. Please represent DCAPC at these events. Some of these events are included on the calendar. There is always a need for you, as a club member, to do your part, or what you can do. Remember, this is your club. Be that beneficial person that you are needed to be. Many great things are happening at our club. Please do not miss out. Be a part of it.

Respectfully Submitted, Dale Schwantes,

 A Note From Our Secretary:

Hello one and all,

I hope everyone had a great holiday and hopefully 2017 will be a better year for all.

There is so much going on in the club that I don’t know where to start. I guess I will start with the most important thing and that is the newsletter. At our annual meeting the general membership decided to charge for the newsletter if you want one sent to you. The cost for the newsletter will be $10.00 per year from now on. This will be THE LAST FREE NEWSLETTER going out to everyone. When I receive your $10.00 you will go on my mailing list. You may send the money to me, W6132 State Rd 33, Juneau WI 53039 with your name and correct address to verify I have a current one on file. I will work very hard with Jim to keep the website up to date and as current as possible.

Now if you have the internet and access to a computer, you still can read the newsletter free because it will be on the website. The membership thought that this would eliminate a good portion of the problems we have been having. We would then leave the membership dues alone for now and see how this works. For those of you who can access a computer our website is I am in the process of learning how to go to this site and change things but as of now, Jim Richardson has been doing a mighty fine job at keeping it current.

We have two new members to welcome to the board and they are Daryl Wuenne and Harlow Stark. If you see these two, welcome them to the board. I also want to thank Jim Breselow and Bill Bremer for their dedicated time and efforts in giving the club fresh and new ideas and for their dedication. THANK YOU guys!!!!!!

The OldFashioned Christmas was postponed and has been rescheduled for February 19th. The committee decided to call it a Winter Wonderland at DCAPC. The committee consists of Sue Schwantes and Rae Geb. They are looking for more people to join them to help organize this. They have a lot of exciting things to do but we are in need of more people. Even the blacksmith shop is going to be open and making bells. The dog sleds can’t come and the horses can’t come either. I do think they are planning on having a vintage snowmobile showing. They do have lots planned, so it would be wonderful to have a great participation from the club.

The board has been busy getting things together for our show. Before you know it August will be here and gone and we won’t have blinked an eye. Okay, well maybe not that fast but it creeps up pretty fast. My dad always told me that the older you get, the faster the time goes. Well, of course I didn’t think he knew anything but IT IS TRUE. The kitchen will be making some changes and we are hoping it is for the better. For the last 10 years or more the kitchen was blessed with a wonderful lady who did all our dishes for us. We can’t thank her enough but it was time that we stop relying on her and get a dish washer. I purchased an industrial dishwasher for the kitchen. Hopefully the guys will be able to fit it in the kitchen and get it hooked up for us. Now this doesn’t mean that we don’t want this wonderful lady in kitchen. NO! NOT AT ALL! On the contrary, this just means that her job got easier and should she decide to take a break in the middle of the day she can do that now without getting behind! THANK YOU MRS DYKSTRA!

The board has implemented a sponsor sheet and we have a volunteer to take care of all our sponsors, so we don’t forget anyone and we can get this going as soon as possible to catch bigger businesses when they make out their budgets. Thank you Sue Wuenne! Please contact her if you have any questions.

OKay! Whew, there are so many other things but I can’t mention everything. Remember that our board meeting is not just for the board. Everyone is welcome. With all this said I am going to sign out now but I want to leave you with a few last comments.

1) The Board is there only there for guidance. We can’t do everything. Without your help, this club couldn’t exist. You all need an applause for all the hard work that goes into this club and our show!!! KUDODS!!!

2) This will be your last written newsletter unless you send me your correct address & $10.00 to cover printing costs & postage for 3 newsletters each year.

Thank you and I hope you all have a wonderful 2017.

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

Mail to: W6032 State Rd 33 Juneau, WI 53039


 Logs for the barn floor were purchased by the Barn Committee from Triple A Hardwoods to be sawed during our Show last August. Unfortunately, the Sawmill Team was not able to get all the logs done that are required to complete the barn floor. The plan is to start on the barn floor in spring….right around the corner!

The second annual Barn Raffle drawing was held on November 13th at The Rock in Horicon. We sold 675 tickets for a profit of over $3000 for the barn. A list of the raffle winners can be found on the Club’s website. Many thanks to all those who gathered donations, sold, or purchased tickets. Also thank you to those folks who came down to The Rock in support of the Barn Committee and the raffle drawing. It was a good time!

Sue Wuenne is spear-heading a new approach in fund raising for the barn. She has been reaching out to larger organizations for sponsorship and donations. Sue has also volunteered to expand her efforts to include fund raising for the club.

Last, but not least, the Barn Committee has added 3 new members. Welcome to Dick Aide, as well as Todd and Lisa Wanie. 2017 promises to be a great year and we hope to get much done on our barn project!

Barnfully submitted by Diane Schacht Dairy Display Committee


Wednesdays have been occupied with restoration projects during the past months. The largest to date has been rebuilding the wooden wagon running gear that gave out during the annual show. New axles had to be shaped and most of the other wooden parts replaced. Work has begun on the elevator for the corn husker. The corn husker was restored two years ago and this will complete the project. The third project has just entered the shop. It is a Climax six cylinder engine with an attached 75 kw generator. This unit was donated by Judi Rhodes. The engine is free and we will be trying to start it in the near future.

Wagon Running Gear

Wagon Running Gear

Running Gear Complete

Running Gear Complete

Husker Elevator

Husker Elevator

Climax Generator Set

Climax Generator Set


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Place Settings,

Table/Silver Ware

Antique Table Linens,

Antique Kitchen/Dining Chairs

Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

We are looking for ONE place setting of antique china or pretty dishes. We are looking for dinner plates, salad plates, bread plates, soup bowls, fruit bowls, glasses, cups, saucers, etc. and table/silver ware that would make up one complete place setting at the dinner table. Coupled with this idea is to display antique table linens, including napkins and table cloths, and a different kind of chair at each place as well. Please call me at (920) 386-2565 to let me know that I can count on you for a display item.

Michelle Zahn 920-386-2565 or

Chair, Women’s Committee


At the last board meeting, I volunteered to be the contact person for the sponsorships and donations for our club. We hope to keep a more accurate record of these things and try to eliminate repeat requests. So, if you receive a donation for the club please let me know whom it is from, what it is designated for and how much it is. If you are thinking of contacting someone about a donation, please check with me to make sure that hasn’t been done by someone else.

Many places have forms to fill out for requests. So next time you are at the bank, insurance office, grocery store, or other places of business, ask them if they have a donation form. Then you can give them to me or to any board member and I will fill them out and send them in. If you would like to fill it out yourself, please check with me to sure one has not already been filled out for that place.

Hopefully at the annual meeting I will be able to report on our donations for the year. You may contact me, Sue Wuenne at, call or text 920-387-5790. If you have any questions please ask and I will try to answer your questions.

Thanks, Sue Wuenne


Thanks for the newsletter. I’m sure glad it was again a success. My husband Lloyd Schaefer joined as a permanent member when we 1st moved out here to Horicon. He worked, then retired after 38 years from Waukesha Engine. He had many friends who collected engines, especially the brothers who collected John Deere and fixed them up, they did many shows over the years, I believe they were the Lund Family.

Lloyd had trouble walking and was very sick leading up to the show, but determined to go, this year, he passed away July 28 after suffering a heart attack. He was 76 years old. He so enjoyed watching from our home a mini farm (on Hwy 28) as the old tractors came and went from your show. If he had ever been able he would have wanted to volunteer, he did miracles with metal at work and also loved to work in wood.

I wish you and all your elves keep up the good work it is enjoyable to see you using the grounds for other things, rather than once a year, but I used to do volunteer work and know how hard it is to get others as motivated as you. Thanks again for all the enjoyment you brought into my husband’s and my life.

Crystal Schaefer, Horicon


Important Dates to Remember:

  • Board Meeting March 12, show grounds
  • Board Meeting April 9, show grounds
  • Horicon Living History Days May 12 – 14
  • Ponderosa Ride May 14
  • Board Meeting May 21
  • Pot Luck Picnic May 21 1:00pm
  • Fly-in Breakfast Juneau June 4
  • Board Meeting June 4 Noon at Juneau Airport
  • Dairy Brunch June 4 at Russell Warmka Farm
  • Brat Fry June 17 at Ballwegs in Beaver Dam
  • Dairy Brunch June 24 at Green Lake
  • Board Meeting July 9
  • Girl scout Week at DCAPC Show Grounds July 23 – 28
  • Board Meeting / Show meeting July 30, worker sign-up

Standing Committees

• Wednesday Crew – Chair Jim Richardson (920) 319-1773

• News Letter – Co-chairs Sue Bintzler (920) 979-0536 & Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565

• 2017 Feature Ford Tractors& Machinery (needs chair) & Blacksmithing – Chair Russ Sponem 920)728-1378

• Women’s Center Committee – Chair Michelle Zahn (920) 386-2565

• Music and Entertainment – Tony Schwantes (920) 382-9073 and Harlow Stark (920) 728-3139

• Children’s Activities Needs a Chair

• Gardening – Sue Schwantes (920) 210-9894

• Jam’N Juneau (Augustfest) – Cochairs Jim Zahn (920) 650-1960 and Sue Bintzler (920) 979-0536

• Plow Days Needs a Chair

• The Toy Show – Co-chairs Curt Pernat (262) 567-0566 and Dave VandeZande, Jr. (920) 324-0376

• Dairy Display – Chair Bill Madison (920) 319-2105

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




Fall News Letter

From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes

Hello everyone,

Can you believe it? The show has come and gone once again. It seems that all the time and effort that is spent in preparing for the show is gone within an instant. That is ok. I believe the best thing that we should do now is step back, reflect on the issues that you saw, and ponder on how those issues can be corrected.

Now is the best time to resolve any issues while they are still fresh in our minds. All team leaders need to address any of the difficulties that they may have accrued, or suggest any ideas to make their area or job much easier. I am all for easier and less work. It is very simple. Make your corrections, bring your ideas to the board members, or to someone who can help you, and get them ok`d. Remember, we are all in this together, and we are pulling for you. Let’s work together and help each other. The more we help each other the easier our jobs will be.

Our ultimate goal should be for everyone to work their positions for a minimum of just two hours. That way everyone would have the opportunity to enjoy the show. I know that there are many of you who would greatly appreciate that. And if you want to do more, that is certainly appreciated as well. I know many of you have given mega hours of your time, and your effort has not gone unnoticed. I have noticed several others that I have not met before, filling in some places that were in need of assistance. As for the show, it seemed to be a great success. The numbers have not all been tallied and brought forth yet, but judging from the number of spectators for Friday and Saturday, attendance was extremely good. The weathermen appeared to be against us on Sunday, but then again, there were many functions being held at that time making it more difficult to bring in the crowds. Most people I had the chance to talk with were quite pleased with the whole show, and some did not realize that we served breakfast each day! Also, I would like to thank all those ladies for baking so many pies. We asked, and you supplied. This makes me realize how easy it is sometimes to overlook a few important things, and this, obviously is an important thing! We seem to be growing, and we may not realize it.
Our post show meeting was held on the following Sunday afternoon after the show. There was a very good turn out from the membership, and by the time we got through the complaints and compliments, we had quite a lengthy list. They were well received, good or bad, but we do have some much needed input from you as well. Many of these issues will be brought up to the membership at the next annual meeting.

The next fun event was the tractor ride to the Farm Tech Days Show. Some of our members in conjunction with the Ixonia club, hosted this ride. This event had been in the making for approximately two years. Many hours and meetings have taken place, and I want to thank those involved, like Jim Zahn, Dick Kraemer, Harvey Zeimer, Tom Triplet, and Curt Pernat.

Members of the Ixonia club included Aaron Gettleman, Red Walters, and Gary Skalitsky and others.
The workers’ party will be held on September 13th, followed by the banquet on October 4th. Please get your forms in early so you do not miss out on it. This is always a good time, and so is the workers party. Be sure to invite those who worked so hard next to you, or have done some things that were needed, or even donated their time. Team leaders, this is part of your responsibility. I believe that we all deserve this. You all have given your best, so sit back and enjoy the food and camaraderie. This year the main course will be catered in and by all means, desserts and the extra “fixings” are very much welcomed.

There is still time to purchase your raffle tickets and several shows left to take the raffle tractor to. Talk with Marion Reissetter at (920) 210-8908 or Harvey Ziemer at (920) 206-1262 for the list of shows that are scheduled, and where you would like to take it for display. They will be happy to help you. You only have until Oct. 4th when the drawing will be held at the banquet. The Dairy Display team still has a meat raffle as well. They have a small freezer with plenty of meat to fill it. Those tickets are $5.00 each. You only have until Nov. 1st when their drawing will take place at 4:00.

Be sure to fill out the form for the banquet on Oct. 4th. A pallet pleasing menu is coming your way, and you will not want to miss out on that. Not only will there be a delicious dinner, but you will not want to miss out on the drawing of the raffle and the door prizes. I look forward to seeing you there.

Attached to this newsletter is a list of sponsors who have helped us in some way. Please thank these people for being a huge part of our show. Let them know that you are members of the club, and give them your (our) support in return. If my memory serves me correctly, we did not have many or any sponsors until the last few years. They are important, and an asset to us. They need to be recognized, and more importantly, thanked.

Shine up those moldboards, we have a plow day planned. Sunday, October 18, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Tylor Schwartz farm. Located at N6474 North Grove Rd. Juneau, approximately 30 acres in need of some good old iron to turn some dirt over. You may contact Tylor Schwartz at (920) 988-3281 or Jim Zahn at (920) 650-1960, to get ahead of the plan.

Some other events to take notice of are the Old Time Gathering at the fair grounds. One or two people haulers will be there and so will the raffles. Your help and support is always welcomed. Sorghum Fest at Fall River may be the same day this year. I am not sure, but I know that the kiddie train is always a big hit there. The toy show will be coming in Dec. at the Waupun Rock River Intermediate School. We are looking for a team leader to take over for Sue Bintzler. Sue has the contacts and the list of what the needs are. If you are willing to be a team leader, please contact Sue at (920) 979-0536 and discuss this matter with her. Please get involved and show your support for the club. You may be surprised how fun some things can be.
The annual meeting will be held on Nov. 1st. Elections for board members will be held, and up for elections this year are Marion Reisetter, Jim Richardson, and Roger Beal. If you or someone you know would like to become a board member, please be at the meeting to nominate them. Remember, we are looking for members who will support the best interest of the club. Several other topics of interest will be brought up too, so do not miss out on an exciting time.

There are still plenty of projects waiting to be completed. Come on out to the grounds on your off time, in between the shows, to finish anything that has already been started, or to take care of any items that need to be repaired. Jim Richardson has a list of those projects, and you can contact him at (920) 319-1773. He will be glad to assist you to get started or get what you need to start with. Remember, you do not need to be at the grounds on Wednesdays. You can go there at your convenience. You are beneficial to the club for your support and dedication. I know that I can not thank you enough for your time and dedication. To everyone who helped to make this show a success, and to all those behind the scenes, and for those going the distance, you really do make this club the success that it is. Thank You

Respectfully Submitted,
Dale Schwantes,
Club President

From the Secretary

by Sue Bintzler

Greetings to all,

Well, another year is behind us. Where does the time go! We had a wonderful show this year. The weather was good all three days, the people came by the carloads, and the workers and helpers were amazing. Sue and I started
our week on Monday before the show. We de-winterized everything and started cleaning. Tuesday started our weeklong deliveries. We cleaned, made tremendous meals for the workers all week, and got prepared for the three-day show. There are lots of things that need to get done behind the scenes that the average show goer doesn’t realize has to happen to make the show happen. We were a little traumatized this year when we received news that we were not receiving any help from the Burke center and very little help from the Huber center. No one can understand what significant help these individuals give us. We want to thank them for years past and hope to have them return in years to come. So because of this, Sue and I had a little more stress put on us but due to one of our members (Jen Welch), the stress was soon relieved a little. She called in some favors from friends of hers and we started to get help in from all over. We also would like to say thank you to JoAnn Muegge and all the ladies who volunteered to help Sue and me during the week in the Kitchen to relieve some of the workload and stress. I want to send out a very special thank you out to a very special man that helped us. He has been waiting for a heart for 4 years and literally is wearing his heart on his back. THANK YOU DALE OESTREICH! I also would like to thank the Yerges and Schroedl family. They do an awesome job on our bathrooms and that goes hand in hand with the food stand. HA HA! THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE! Sue and I had a nice turn out this year for help. Without everyone’s help before, during and after the show, Sue and I could not do this and make the food stand a great success. I also want to thank Stuart and Beth Mueller and Jeff Peters and family. The help these people have given us is more than a thank you can cover. Sue and I are gratefully appreciative of everything you do. For those of you who had a chance to have a fish dinner or chicken dinner, you would have had a chance to taste the homemade potato salad and if you didn’t, you missed out on some very delicious salad. Thank you to Brenda (Jeff Peters Sister and Al Peters daughter) for making it. If you see her, please let her know how great it was. So as you can see, it takes a lot of people to make a successful show and Sue and I only have a little part of it. Again, thank you ONE AND ALL for all your help whether it was cleaning, making desserts, cutting fish, making salads, grilling, frying, serving, numbering tickets/clothes, cashiering, inventorying, washing dishes, folding clothes, or helping Sue and me in anyway possible. We appreciate every little thing that you do to help and we hope to see you again next year! Have a great summer and remember; there are lots of people in this state who are waiting for organs. PLEASE consider donating your organs and talk to your families about doing the same. Lots of people’s lives depend on donor organs.

One last note; I want to thank Sue’s husband and my significant other (Dale and Tom). Without their patience and understanding, Sue and I would not be able to do what we do. Thank you, guys! You are amazing. That also goes for all the significant others out there. Thank you for letting DCAPC borrow them for a week. It is greatly appreciated! With all this said, I hope to see everyone at the appreciation dinner. THANK YOU!

Sue Bintzler, Secretary, DCACP, (920)979-0536
W6032 State Rd 33
Juneau, WI 53039

From the Treasurer

by Sandy Frank

Well, we have survived another year. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I know I did though I missed seeing all the people while cashiering at the kitchen. Thank you to Carolyn Dehler for replacing me at my old job. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have in the past. I would also like to extend a huge thank you to Cyndi Pieper and Jim Richardson for helping me in my new job. I could not have done it without your invaluable expertise. Not all of the bills have come in yet but it is looking like we may have had one of our better years. We grossed almost $76,000.00. It will take a few months before we will know exactly how we did though. Thank you to every one of you for all your hard work. It is because of you that we were able to have a successful show. The worker party will be on Sunday, September 13th at 1:00 at the show grounds. Anyone and everyone who helped at the show or at any time during the year is invited to join us for a delicious meal and fabulous companionship. Hope to see you there!
Sandy Frank, DCAPC Treasurer

From the Board

We had a good turnout at the show. The after-show meeting was well attended and people had many new ideas. Hopefully the people with the good ideas step forward to apply those ideas. There were a lot of complaints by people who are just there for the show times. We have 500 plus members and I would like to see more participation for 2016.

We also need a system for tickets handed out next year. We need qualified people at the gate. No Gate should EVER be closed. Camping went well; of course it should have for only $10.00. We need security on the grounds at all times.
With that said, I look forward to 2016.
Jim Breselow


OCTOBER 4 TH, 2015
BACK. Its right next to the park)
MENU: Breaded chicken in sauce, pork loin in apple chutney, baby red
And yukon gold buttered potatoes, corn, rolls, salad, raw veggies, and dessert
PRICE: $16.00/Person tax and tip included
(kids 5 – 10 $9.00) 4 and under free
Checks can be made out to – DCAPC
Number Attending _____________________________
Return to: Sandy Frank
W9044 Spruce Rd
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Photography & Lamps
Antique Cameras, Photographs,
Darkroom equipment, Films
Antique Lamps, (electric, gas, and oil)
Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

We will have scheduled lamp wiring demonstrations and we will make pin-hole cameras throughout the weekend. If you have or know of someone who has antique cameras, photographs, lamps, etc. please have them get in touch with Michelle Zahn at or (920) 386-2565. Do you have a collection of jewelry, clothing or books that feature photography or lamps? Anything goes!

Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s committee

Old Fashioned Baked Beans
baked in one day!

2 lbs yellow-eyed red beans 2 medium onions, chopped
2T bacon grease 1/2 cup black strap molasses
3 large, meaty tomatoes, cut up 1 tsp. baking soda
1lb bacon, crisply fried 1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. salt< 13 cups water, divided

Heat oven to 350° F. In ovenproof (cast iron) Dutch oven heat 10 cups of water, the beans, 1 tsp. baking soda and 2 T. bacon grease to boiling. Boil uncovered 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, except for tomatoes. Cover and bake for 4 hours, stirring at least once per hour. Add up to 3 cups more water as needed. Add tomatoes. Bake another 2 1/2 hours uncovered, again adding water as needed.
Michelle Zahn

The DCAPC Cook Book is available in the Schoolhouse each year at the Show 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


wiota-barn-1024x768_Cropped With August right around the corner, and the foundation of the barn nearly complete, the Barn Committee stepped it up to get a few last minute details done before the Show began. E.L.B from Waupun finished pouring the barn floor the week before the show. The area around the barn was graded, and just in time to catch some of Mother Nature’s rain, grass was seeded. Daryl Wuenne donated his time and some of the windows, finishing up installing as exhibitors were checking in for the weekend. A power-point was created, acknowledging the good folks who have donated and helped with the project along the way. Photos of the barn before it was taken down, as well as photos showing progress made, were in the presentation as well. The power-point ran continuously during the show and was located in the wall inset of the dining area. Hopefully, you all got a chance to see it. We will be adding pictures as we go along. We are optimistic there will be many more generous donors to acknowledge at next year’s show!

The Barn Committee elected to put up a tent near the barn site and
staff it during the show. Besides answering questions regarding the barn, we were able to take donations and promote our project. Many people were curious and stopped by. We were quite delighted to find so many people as excited about the barn as we are!

The next phase of the barn project involves getting the floor in on the upper level. The committee has received several calls from local folks wishing to donate usable sections of their vacated barns. We should be able to secure some of the needed timbers for the floor from these contributions. If, by chance, you stopped in at the sawmill during the show, you may have seen some huge logs
being cut down into workable sizes for use in the stalls and stanchions. A great conversation piece to share!

The committee recognizes the importance of fund-raising in order
for the project to keep moving forward. We are currently selling tickets for an upcoming raffle. Tickets are available from any Barn Committee member. The drawing will be held on Sunday, November 1st, at Rock River Tap in Horicon at 4:00 p.m. Along with the grand prize of a chest freezer and certificates for meat from many area meat markets and grocery stores, the raffle includes a
John Deere 4020 peddle tractor from Ballweg Implement. Additionally, there are various gift cards/cash from area businesses. If you are not busy on November 1st, please join us at Rock River Tap. There will be great prizes awarded hourly just for being there and enjoying the afternoon with us!

If you have any questions regarding the raffle, or are inclined to make any size donation, please contact Bill Madison at: 920-319-2105.
Barnfully submitted by Diane Schacht, Dairy Display Committee

Economy / Power king News

by Cheryl & Dan Boehmke

Every August, ancient, mighty and monstrous machines chug to life at the annual Dodge County Antique Power Show in Burnett Corners Wisconsin. We witness the gigantic and powerful engines of old – steam engines, antique tractors and gas engines – plowing, threshing, powering sawmills. Some “battle for best” in antique tractor pulls; there is a flea market and craft show, farm toy collection, pedal pull, school house display and great food.

For 47 years this Dodge County Wisconsin Show has attracted antique
tractors and each has its own story. Some tractors have big names and a long history; this story is about a little tractor with a huge following. It’s also about the Economy/Power King Reunion at the Show. This reunion is about more than tractors, it’s more like a family reunion.

James E. Turner Sr started his career in 1929 at Allis Chalmers and soon went to work at Pioneer Manufacturing in West Allis WI. It was a company owned by Harry Welbourne. They made portable milking machines and 2 wheeled walk behind tractors. While there Jim met and married his life partner Dorothy Welbourne, daughter of the owner. Jim left Pioneer to design and manufacture a 4 wheel tractor but was interrupted by WW II. He went into the service and Dorothy saved their money so that when the war was over they could start their own company.

Almost 70 years ago, in 1946, James E. Turner Sr. and his partner
Dorothy Welbourne Turner started Engineering Products Company to build garden tractors. And so it began with the belief that they should “Give the customers a lot for their money”. The first tractor was called an Economy and it was a chain steer. The first employee hired at Engineering Products was Marion Hazelberg, a veteran. Jim was proud to hire veterans. People hired often worked most of their careers at this little company. Their children worked
there too.

In the first model year, 23 tractors were built and in the highest production year of 1979 4,438 tractors were built. During the years between 1946 and 1996 there were many models with names like Economy, Power King, Power Queen, Country Squire, Farm King and Jim Dandy. Some 66,000 tractors were built in those 50 years, not many by big company standards. You would think it was more, based on continuing interest.

In 1972, after his father passed away James E. Turner Jr. became only the second President of Engineering Products. Consistent with the family tradition Jim Jr.’s wife Jean McWhorter Turner also worked in the company. With company growth there were many physical moves from the start in Milwaukee where they spilled over onto the sidewalk to build tractors to several locations in Waukesha. In the 1980s Jim Turner Jr. built a huge building on the west side of Waukesha, but its purpose was still to build this small and mighty garden tractor.

During its history, tractors were sold factory direct, through dealers and then through manufacturer representatives. In the mid-1970s employee Dan Boehmke located the first tractor ever built. It was still owned by the man who bought it in 1946. Thus #1 was bought back and restored to use in promotions. At dealer meetings and lawn and garden expositions it was fun to get your picture taken on #1. Many stories are shared about the tractors that are not just for show and fun, but are working every day. It speaks volumes about loyalty and the reliability of this mighty garden tractor.

John Welbourne Jean Turner  Pete Welbourne  at Reunion    2015

The Economy/ Power King Reunion is held at the Dodge County Show for two reasons. First, in 1990 the Turners sold Engineering Products and it became Power King Products Company, a Division of Support Services International and it moved to Beaver Dam WI. They built the tractors there until 1996 when the 50 year era ended. Next the puzzle of where #1 had gone persisted until 2008 when Dan Moss of Watertown WI found it and bought it. He showed it at The Dodge County Antique Power Show that year and the Economy/Power King Reunion idea was spawned. The first Economy/ Power King Reunion was in 2009 and it has been growing every year.

Today there are almost 4,000 people on a Yahoo internet group that
share pictures, information and stories about their beloved Economy/Power King tractors. Many come to the annual Economy/ Power King Reunion at the Dodge County Show and bring their restored or natural looking tractors and visit with others. We see Turners, Welbournes, Hazelbergs, former employees, vendors, pick up and, delivery drivers, former owners, new owners and we learn something from each other every year. Sometimes we are able to display #1 so people can get their picture taken with it just like in the old days.

Our Reunion is a great experience and now the Dodge County Antique
Power Club allows us to use a building that we call the Economy/Power King World Headquarters. We hope to continue the tradition for a long time.

Dan Boehmke and Dan Moss with 1

Dan Boehmke and Dan Moss with 1

DCAPC History


by Jim Richardson

Dodge County Antique Power Club, Inc.
Articles of Incorporation

(As amended 14th of November, 1982)

Executed by the undersigned for the purpose of forming a Wisconsin corporation under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin statutes, WITHOUT STOCK AND NOT FOR PROFIT.

Article 1. The name of the corporation is Dodge County Antique And Power Show, Inc.

Article 2. The period of existence shall be perpetual.

Article 3. The purposes shall be (Amended November 14, 1982)This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable educational and scientific purposes, including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). And to further establish an organization of people interested in antique and historical engines, machines, vehicles, and tools, to provide the means of exchanging knowledge relating to their purpose and operation, to promote the collection of documents pertaining to their origin and history to arouse and encourage maximum interest in the events concerning their contribution to society. To take option, lease, or otherwise acquire any lands, buildings, easements, or property, real or personal, or to borrow money deemed necessary to fulfill the purpose of the corporation for which security will be given.

Article 4. Location of the principal office shall be in the city of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, WI.

Article 5. Name of the initial registered agent Jack G. Rhodes.

Article 6. Address of the initial registered agent 723 Lake Shore Drive, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

Article 7. The number of directors may be fixed by by-law but shall be not less than three.

Article 8. The number of directors constituting the initial board shall be 7.

Article 9. Names and addresses of the initial directors:

Jack G. Rhodes 723 Lakeshore Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Oscar Frank 116 Center Street Fox Lake, WI 53933
Wilbur Lanzendorf 508 North Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Lee Wanie 212 Lake Street Horicon, WI 53032
Robert Frank R.R.#1 Fox Lake, WI 53933
Carl W. Messer R.R.#1 Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Donald Frank R.R.#1 Fox Lake, WI 53933

Article 10. (Membership Provisions) The members of this corporation shall consist of the persons hereinafter named as incorporators. New members shall be admitted upon payment of dues and compliance with requirements of membership set forth in the by-laws.

Article 11. (Other provisions)(Added June 6, 1982)
(1) No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officer, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered.

(2) No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

(3) In the event of dissolution, any remaining assets shall be distributed to organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Article 12. These articles may be amended in the manner authorized by law at the time of amendment.

Article 13. The name and address of incorporator (or incorporators) are:

Wilbur Lanzendorf 508 North Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Jack G. Rhodes 723 Lakeshore Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Robert Frank R. R. #1 Fox Lake, WI 53933
Donald Frank R. R. #1 Fox Lake, WI 53933
Executed in duplicate on the 12th day of August A.D. 1969 (also see amendment dates).

Photo Gallery

Oil Pull
Three Advance Rumley tractors we hope to see at our show next year, owned by Aaron Schmidt.
Harlow Stork drives his Allis Chalmers WD pulling an Allis Chalmers Roto Baler behind Sara Brown who is driving her father’s (Jim Zahn) Farmall M pulling an IHC 75P chopper. The event took place on Sunday, August 23, when a group of tractor enthusiasts joined the ride/drive from Burnett, WI to Sun Prairie to celebrate Farm Technology Days 2015.

Summer 2015 Newsletter


From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes

Hello everyone,

Summer is just around the corner and things are starting to heat up at the grounds. Maybe the weather will heat up soon too. It’s been a bit of a cold one lately. With most of the gardens and crops being planted, Mother Nature is still taking charge. Sooner or later things will warm up. The schoolhouse will be getting a concreted basement floor soon. Dirt will be dug away from the window wells to allow the cement trucks to run their shoots down to pour into the basement. A crock has been dug in for the sump pump and an electric supply has been installed to the power box for the existing electrical wires. Moving the dirt back and landscaping will need to be done afterwards. This should be done in time for the show. The basement can be used for storage.

The Economy building is in place on the concrete slab. The building has been squared up and the garage door is installed. The siding is removed and waiting for paint. We are hoping the Economy group will be able to do the painting. The front overhang still needs to be installed and the Wednesday crew is running out of time to complete some of these tasks. The Dairy Display team has been working hard on their project. They are promoting the barn by means of funding. They have assembled a raffle consisting of a chest freezer and meat from several local businesses and they have numerous other prizes. They have the project area staked as to where the barn will be located and they have hopes for ground breaking very soon. It is very important to preserve these buildings and the history of the equipment that was installed in the structures. As the saying goes, they sure don`t build them like that anymore. And they don’t. The pot luck lunch and general meeting went real well. First of all,the food was so delicious, and the deserts were out of this world. Many thanks and complements to all the cooks and chefs who prepared the fantastic food. The meeting was held to a relatively short amount of time. I found that some of the members were not receiving their newsletters. I sent a sheet of paper around the room to those to write their addresses or e-mails on so that we can correct them. Please help us keep this information up to date.

We do not want anyone to miss out on any news, functions or events. You can check with the office during show time, or contact any member, including board members, for any changes. This is every members responsibility. The feature raffle tractor has been completed and is starting to make the show circuit. Harvey Ziemer took it to Ixonia on Memorial Day weekend and sold tickets for it there. This is a start and we have a long summer with many shows to get to. We are in need of you to take the raffle tractor to other shows and events to sell tickets. Please contact Harvey Ziemer at (920)206-1262, or Marion Reisetter at (920)210-8908 for a show that you would like to take it to. The tractor is on a trailer and you can leave it on there. The table, chairs and tent are on the trailer too. This is not a difficult job. It just needs your time and effort. For the benefit of the club more people are needed to display and sell tickets for these raffles at other events. Show time is almost upon us and many projects are still in need of completion. Sue Schwantes, Lisa Wanie, Ruth and Sue Pieper are doing a tremendous job of weeding the gardens and planting flowers. Our flower beds are really looking great. John Deere has been mowing the lawns. Plans for landscaping by the schoolhouse will take place after the basement gets poured. Many improvements are being made. Take a little time to come out and see if you can find all of them.

We have received a huge response of complements from the membership and the Legionnaires for the flag ceremonies held each day at the show. By popular demand the Legionnaires will return for the beginning and ending of each day of the show. Please continue to show your support of these brave men and women by welcoming them to our show and going to the functions and events that they have.

It has been mentioned that we should be involving the youth more than we are. I believe you are right. Let’s find out what their interests are. My grandpa took me along to the shows when I was a kid and caught my attention. He showed me and explained things that have always stayed with me. I will bet that most of you can relate stories like that as well. It is not too late. We need to stop talking about this and start doing. Parents and Grandparents, bring your children and grandchildren to the show, or better yet, bring them beforehand so they can see even more.

Team leaders, now is a good time to start to get your areas ready. Take charge of your area. This is your part. Contact and get your help together to as yor concerns to the board. Do not wait for the board to do it. We cannot possibly know your needs without your help.

If you have not been to the grounds in a while, now is a good time to come out and join us. Things are looking a bit different lately. There are still several jobs that need to be completed. Jim Richardson has a list of projects. Come out to the grounds to do your own projects, or check to see what Jim has for you. You can contact Jim at (290)928-3460. There is plenty to do and you can do them at your convenience, just please consider helping out. The Wednesday crew cannot possibly do everything. As the summer goes by a lot of wonderful events are happening. Please enjoy them, and also find some time and dedication for the club. June Dairy Brunch is at the Tony Schumacher farm on Grant Rd. by Rubicon, from 9:00-1:00 on June 28th. Jam N Juneau is at the City Park on July 17th, 18th, and 19th. Your displays are always appreciated. The next general meeting is the show meeting on July 26th at 2:00 at the grounds. See you there.

Many great things are happening at our club. Please do not miss out. Be a part of it.

Respectfully Submitted,
Dale Schwantes,
Club President

From the Secretary

by Sue Bintzler

Hey everyone,

Showtime is just around the bend! Once again we in the kitchen are looking for a little help from anyone who has an hour or two to spare on any of the three days of the show. Really! Just an hour or two in the kitchen where we have lots of fun serving up good food and drink. You could work at the counter where you get to meet some awesome (hungry) people, or you could wash a few dishes. Honest, we won’t keep you any longer than the hour or two you choose to sign up for, so let’s get that sign-up sheet filled up before the show begins. I’ll see you at the show meeting, Sunday, July 26 and I will have a schedule for you. No pressure! Just an hour or two. Help us out and have fun while doing it!

Sue Bintzler,
Secretary, DCACP

From the Treasurer

by Sandy Frank

Greetings everyone,

Here it is July already. It is less than a month to the show. Where has the time gone? I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. I have been busy with painting signs for the club and setting up the advertising. We have added a third radio station to advertise with and Bill McCollum is signed up to do the Barn Show at our show on Friday once again.

The raffle tickets have been selling well. Thank you to the hard workers who have been taking the raffle tractor to other shows and selling tickets.

Sandy Frank,
Treasurer, DCACP


Our board of Directors: Marion Reisetter, Sue Bintzler (secretary), Dale Schwantes (president),Jim Richardson,Sandy Frank (treasurer),Jim Breselow, Bill Bremer,Dick Kraemer (vice-president). Not Pictured, Roger Beal.

Shop Notes

by Jim Richardson

The 7th to 12th grade Girl Scouts from Dodge County Day Camp #23
met at the Club grounds on May 31 to assemble picnic tables for the Club.


Scouts included Emily Schliesman, Emily Tenfel, and Kim Wiese. Adult leaders present were Donna VanCasler, Michelle Schliesman, and Jen Welch.
Club member Wayne Sodeman, and volunteer Linda Schmidt, assisted with
the project.

Tractor Ride:

DCAPC is sponsoring a tractor ride to Farm Technology Days 2015 on Sunday, August 23. There are two starting points; one at the DCAPC
grounds, the other at the Gerry Coughlin farm near Watertown. Tractors from both starting points will travel to Waterloo to meet at approximately
2:30 pm. They will then combine into one group and continue on the ride to arrive at the Statz farm, home of Farm Technology Days, at 4:00 pm.

Those who begin the ride at the DCAPC show grounds will start the line-up at 8:00 am with a leaving time of 10:00 am. They will travel to Astico Park for a ‘bring your own sack’ lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. (There will be room on the people hauler for your coolers.)

Those beginning in Watertown will start the line-up at 11:00 am with a departure time of 1:00 pm. They will then travel to Waterloo where they will meet up with the first group.

After lining up the tractors for display at Farm Technology Days from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, a bus will transport drivers to one of the three following locations:
The Gary Skalitzky farm for a 6:00 pm potluck supper, The Gerry Coughlin farm or The DCAPC show grounds. Trucks and trailers may remain parked at any of the starting points until they can be retrieved. The cost to participate in this event is $10 per person. (No extra riders will be permitted unless proper seating is provided.) There will be no extra fee for implements pulled by tractors for the ride. This $10 fee helps to cover the cost of insurance, but you must be a current member of the DCAPC to participate. You must also have a valid drivers license and you must drive your own tractor. If you are not currently a member of DCAPC, a one-year membership may be purchased for $5 or a lifetime membership for $25.
A people hauler will be provided for guests if so desired, at $10 per person. The fee to participate in the ride is separate from the $10 required to display your tractor at FTD. Although complimenting each other, the tractor ride and the heritage display are two separate activities. You may participate in one or the other or both. You must register for each event separately. If you choose to participate in the ride only your tractor must leave the Statz farm that same evening. If that is difficult for you other arrangements can be made. You may drive your tractor to the Skalitzky farm and stay for supper or you may be picked up by the bus and taken to one of the two starting points. If you choose to participate in both events, your tractor will remain at FTD after the ride.

If you choose to participate in the display only, you may bring your tractor to FTD on Sunday, Aug 23 or Monday, Aug 24. All display tractors must be removed from the FTD show grounds either Thursday evening, Aug 27 or Friday Aug 28.

Tentative Schedule for the day

• 8:00 am unload tractors at the grounds and line up (group I)
• 10:00 am leaving time
• 11:00 am unload tractors and line up at the Gerry Caughlin farm (group II)
• 12:30 pm group I arrives at Astico Park
• 1:00 pm group I leaves Astico Park
• 1:00 pm group II leaving time (leaving Caughlin farm)
• 2:30 pm arrive and meet in Waterloo
• 3:00 pm leave Waterloo
• 4:00 pm arrive at the Statz farm (Some continue on to the Skalitzky farm. Some line up for FTD)
• 5:00 pm bus leaves the Statz farm
• 5:15 pm bus drop off at the Skalitzky farm
• 5:30 pm bus leaves the Skalitzky farm
• 6:00 pm supper at the Skalitzky farm
• 6:30 pm bus drop off at the Caughlin farm
• 6:45 pm bus leaves Caughlin farm
• 7:15 pm bus drop off at the grounds

Questions? Call Jim Zahn @920-650-1960
We look forward to having you join us!


Photo Gallery



The Dairy Brunch was a grand success. Thank you to all who volunteered to help!

The Dairy Brunch was a grand success. Thank you to all who volunteered to help!

The breakfast area was filled to capacity.

The breakfast area was filled to capacity. 

The line of people waiting to eat wound around the farm yard.

The line of people waiting to eat wound around the farm yard.

The club train was a big hit.

The club train was a big hit.

Donated tractors ready to pull the people haulers.

Donated tractors ready to pull the people haulers.

Members selling tickets for the tractor raffle and the dairy display raffle.

Members selling tickets for the tractor raffle and the dairy display raffle.





Antique Musical Instruments

Phonographs, Records, Music Scores

Clothing, Jewelry, anything that has music related features

Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

If you have or know of someone who has antique music scores, instruments, victrolas and records, etc. please have them get in touch with Michelle Zahn at or (920) 386-2565. Do you have a collection of jewelry, clothing or books that feature music? Anything goes!

by Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s committee

Apple Strudel

1/2 cup flour melted butter
1 tsp. salt apple slices
1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup warm water
raisins 1 egg, beaten
walnuts or hickory nuts

Mix flour, salt and egg, then add water: mix dough quickly. Knead on board, stretching to make elastic. Toss on floured board and cover with bowl. Set in warm place 2 hours or more.
Lay on floured cloth or table and stretch until very thin (almost transparent). Brush with melted butter. Spread with apple slices, raisins and nuts. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar or small marshmallows.
Lift one edge of cloth to roll and coil in a flat cake pan with approximately 1/2 inch thick milk. Bake at 375° about 1/2 hour. Watch closely: baste occasionaly with milk.

Bob Frank, Fox Lake, WI

Published in the DCAPC Cook Book available in the Schoolhouse each year at the Show 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


Barn Committee Update:



Foundation ready.

Foundation ready.

Approval from the Board to obtain a building permit has been accomplished. Groundbreaking took place at the site on June 3. Excavation was done June 6 through 8. Forms were set up for the foundation and concrete was poured for half of the lower barn floor during the week of June 6.

Mike Westimayer, a local resident, has donated a barn floor for our project, as the floor from the barn itself was not salvageable. Several other residents have expressed interest in making similar donations necessary to complete the project. Full-color pamphlets have been created explaining the project, as well as providing a donation form along with information on how to make a contribution. In the next few weeks we will be contacting local newspapers to promote our project to Dodge County and the surrounding areas.

Members of our committee have been active in the distribution of our promotional pamphlets at local events such as dairy breakfasts, tractor shows and the like. Hopefully donations will come in as needed. Plans for the barn-raising are in the works. Discussion amongst the committee members continues as floor plans for static displays are laid out. The next committee meeting will be held at the show grounds on Sunday, July 12. For more information please call Gary @ 920-296-6449.

by Diane Schacht, Dairy Display Committee

Winter 2014 Newsletter

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From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes

Greetings and Happy New Year everyone!

A new year is now upon us. Wow, last year went fast. Just think, seven more months and it will be show time again. No need for cabin fever, think spring. So maybe think about warming up those engines, or shining up the tin. I know you do not want any cobwebs or dust on them.

I am pleased to announce the winners of our raffles that were held during the banquet that was back in October. This year we had four prizes. The winning recipients were drawn as follows. Fourth prize of a 1/16th scale Co-op farm toy tractor is Deanna Chadwick. Third prize is another 1/16th scale Co-op farm toy tractor to Wyatt Breselow. Second prize of the Cockshutt pedal tractor went to Richard Hupf, and first prize, the golf cart painted up in the Cockshutt scheme went to Margie Kline. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and for supporting our club.

There has been some complaining about the newsletters not getting to you in a timely manner, and also some members are not receiving the newsletters. This was discussed at the annual membership meeting, which was held last November. We have now set due dates for everyone to get their reports or information to Michelle Zahn by the 15th of each month before the newsletter is sent out (January, April, July and September). Please send your committee reports, photos (in jpeg format) information, buy/sell ads, etc., to Michelle Zahn at or W6378 State Road 26, Juneau, WI 53039. Also, we need your help. If you know of any members who are not receiving their newsletters please contact Sue Bintzler at (920)979-0536.

We are in the process of updating our membership list. If you know of anyone who has moved, please let us know. This is every member’s responsibility. Printed copies of the updated membership list will be available upon request once updates are complete.

During our annual membership meeting, nominations were held for the board of directors. Up for re-election to the board of directors this year, were Bill Madison, Jim Zahn, and myself, Dale Schwantes with each of us having accepted nominations. Also accepting nominations were Sandy Frank, Matt Feucht, Dick Kraemer and Harlow Stork. The winning board members this year are Dale Schwantes and newly elected Sandy Frank and Dick Kraemer. Thank you to Harlow Stork and Matt Fuecht for running for the board and also thank you to Jim Zahn and Bill Madison for their many years of dedication and service to the board of directors.

After the annual meeting, elections were held for the officers. Sandy Frank is newly elected as Treasurer, taking over for Jim Richardson, and Dick Kraemer is newly elected as Vice President taking over for Jim Zahn. Sue Bintzler remains as Secretary, and Dale Schwantes remains as President.

The toy show was a huge success again this year with many new vendors in attendance. The Waupun FFA and alumni served food and helped with the set up/take down of the tables and chairs. We had very good attendance of spectators. Many thanks go out to everyone who contributed their time and effort in making this event a success, and to Sue Bintzler and Les McCullough for co-chairing this event.

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