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Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine July Meeting.jpgLast Wednesday, I had a productive meeting with Mercury Marine President Chris Drees. I am very excited for the future of the company!

Clean Water Month

With August starting, it is officially Clean Water Month! Water that is both clean and dependable is critical to ensure a high quality of life and maintain a strong Wisconsin economy. Groundwater is very important since it is the primary source of water for many residents and industries in Fond du Lac County. To better assess and improve the quality of both ground water and surface water in Wisconsin, the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality has been created to gather quality information around the state and make policy recommendations through many thorough meetings and research projects. To learn more about the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality and the great information they provide, click here.

FdL Historical Society 63rd Annual Ice Cream Social
  • When – Sunday, August 11th
  • Where – Galloway House and Village (336 Old Pioneer Rd.)
  • How much – $5 (What a deal!)
  • Activities - Car show, the Wisconsin Wheelmen bicycle presentations, musical performances, kids games, and a petting zoo!
Wisconsin State Fair (August 1st-11th)


The Wisconsin State Fair is here! Come on down with your friends and family to the historical event and enjoy the fantastic music, competitions, attractions, and the wide variety of delicious food, especially cream puffs! For more information on the fair, click here.

Upcoming Holidays

  • Friday, August 2 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • Saturday, August 3 – Taxpayer Appreciation Day
  • Sunday, August 4 – Hooray for Kids Day
  • Monday, August 5 – Work Like a Dog Day
  • Tuesday, August 6 – National Root Beer Float Day
  • Wednesday, August 7 – Purple Heart Day
  • Thursday, August 8 – National Zucchini Day

For more fun and out-there holidays, visit, a website created by a former Fond du Lac resident!

Today in History - August 2
  • 1782 – George Washington created the Honorary Badge of Distinction.
  • 1865 – Lewis Carroll published "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
  • 1932 – Carl David Anderson discovered and photographed a positron, the first known antiparticle.
  • 1982 – Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson stole his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era.
  • 2009 – Michael Phelps ended the World Swimming Championships in Rome with his 5th gold medal as part of the US 4x100m medley relay team that recorded the 43rd world record of the controversial meet.