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
bintzler@gmail.com, (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 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net 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 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net 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 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net


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

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 thesoaplady@sbcglobal.net 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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