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January 16, 2019


Hello, I’m State Representative Joan Ballweg.

I wanted to announce today that I will be offering my 15th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors graduating this spring who live in the 41st Assembly District.

Every year, I offer up to five $500 scholarships to individuals who have shown leadership qualities not only in their schools, but in their communities over the course of their high school careers.

You can get the application materials off of my website, by emailing me or by visiting your high school guidance offices. I hope that you mention to your kids and grandkids, if they live in the 41st Assembly District, that they have this opportunity to support their future education and career objectives.

Thanks for watching and have a great Wisconsin week!

Updated Park Reservation System


Wisconsin State Park System customers can log into the new reservation system to set up their new accounts starting now. Customers can begin making reservations using the new, improved and less expensive reservation system. 

People can reach the new reservation system at or by searching the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website,, for keyword "camp". All reservations that have already been previously booked will automatically be transferred to the new Camis system. All campers who have reserved sites for next year will receive an email confirming their reservations transferred to the new system. Anyone who has questions regarding their reservations can call the customer service line at 1-888-947-2757. 

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is contracting with a new provider, Camis USA, Inc., that was awarded the reservation contract through a competitive bidding process. Camis USA currently operates reservation systems in Michigan, Maryland and Washington state parks. 

Under the new system it will cost users $7.75 to make a reservation compared to the previous price of $9.65. Customers can also expect many enhancements when making reservations, including better searchability for campsites and a mobile-friendly website that makes it easier than ever to make a reservation from a phone or a tablet.

Around the Corner with John McGivern 

Emmy Award-winning actor John McGivern explores living, working and playing in Wisconsin's unique communities in Around the Corner with John McGivern. The most recent episode featured the 41st Assembly District's very own Ripon. Watch as he visits the home of Ripon College, the birthplace of the Republican party and much more!

 Local Events

January 17, 2019: 

Free Spaghetti Dinner 
Immanual Lutheran Church 
243 N. Linden 
Adams, WI 53910


January 19, 2019: 

Lake Sherwood Fishree 
Lake Sherwood Lodge 
1146 W. Queens Way
Nekoosa, WI 54457 

January 19, 2019:
Briggsville Lions Fisheree

Wagon Wheel Boat Landing
Briggsville, WI 53920


January 21, 2019: 

Riponfest 2.0 
Vines & Rushes Winery 
410 County Rd. E 
Ripon, WI 54971




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