999 Fond du Lac St
Mt. Calvary, WI 53057
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1st Wednesday - 6:30PM
Mt Calvary Bulletin Board
Effective January 1, 2020, the Village of Mt. Calvary compost site will be closed and locked and will remaine closed through March 31, 2020. From April 1 through summer, the site will be open on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, with specific hours TBD. During fall leaf clean-up season, we plan to increase the open hours to better accomodate leaf clean up efforts. Those hours will be determined later in the year. This information was shared with property owners in the letter that accompanied the property tax bills a few weeks ago.
If you have a real Christmas tree for the holiday season, we recommend you put it out in your yard for birds to find shelter in until spring, or contact one of the local fishing club as they typically take them to mark the ice fishing roads out on Lake Winnebago.
Due to the unexpected passing of Jon Schulz (in mid November, 2019) effective immediately, until further notice, Paul Hermes will be the interim building inspector for the village of Mt. Calvary.
To contact Paul Hermes, call the building inspection office at
Water Softeners - To help lessen our village's impact on the environment, please have your water softener inspected regularly to assure that it is not consuming unnecessary amounts of salt and discharging it into our waste water system causing our chloride levels to be unecessarliy high. If your softener is old and inefficient, please consider replacing it with a new more efficient type to help us all protect our environment.
Compost Site – Please be reminded of what items are allowed to be disposed at the compost site. The following items are allowed: grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, flower and plant clippings, as well as brush & small branches only. The following items are NOT ALLOWED: tree limbs, tree stumps, chunks of wood, lumber, stones, or garbage or rubbish.
USDA Rural Development Funding - Does your home need repairs? Would you like to purchase a home? USDA Rural Development has funding available to purchase and repair homes in eligible rural communities. Interest rates range between 1 - 3.75%. Grants for repairs are also available to income eligible households over the age of 62. For more information, contact USDA Rural Development at 715-345-7611 and see the link below or at www.rd.usda.gov/wi . USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity provider, lender and employer.
History of Mount Calvary, Wisconsin
Mount Calvary was originally part of the Town of Marshfield, the area known as “The Holy Land”, which boasts of scenic areas, open spaces, and an abundance of natural resources.
The Holy Land area was first settled in 1841. Mount Calvary emerged in the Holy Land when Mount Calvary's location was chosen by missionary Casper Rehrl. Rehrl selected the large hill because of its excellent view and he placed a wood cross. Starting in 1846, settlers started building houses at the base of the hill. Rehrl held the community's first mass circa 1849 at the home of John Dietzen. Bishop John Henni confirmed the first child from Mount Calvary at the St. John the Baptist Church in nearby Johnsburg (it was the only church in the region). A parish was established in Mount Calvary by Rehrl on February 2, 1849. Construction of the church began the following day. A school was established by the church and it quickly had five or six students.
The community's first general store was built in 1851-1852. Two priests arrived on October 15th, 1856 to establish a monastery, which later became St. Lawrence Seminary High School. A post office was built in November 1877, for which Anthony Rothgery was named the first postmaster. A railroad was established in the 1850's and 1860's. It connected Sheboygan to Fond du lac. Trains ran twice daily through nearby Calvary Station.
By 1900, the town of Marshfield area had reached a population of 1,992. That included the Villages of St. Cloud and Mt. Calvary. In 1909, the Village of St. Cloud was incorporated. In 1962, the Village of Mt. Calvary incorporated, with a village population of 942 residents. As of the census of 2010, there were 762 people, 201 households, and 151 families residing in the village.