999 Fond du Lac St
Mt. Calvary, WI 53057
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Mt Calvary Bulletin Board
RADON ACTION MONTH:
January is national radon action month. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended that all residents test their home at least once for the presence of radon gas. If high levels of radon gas are detected, simple steps can be taken to correct the problem and make your home safe.
Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas, which can enter your home through cracks in the foundation, openings around joints and pipes, and dirty floors. Radon can build to high levels inside your home, and long-term exposure to these high levels of radon is a risk for lung cancer. The Surgeon General advises that, after cigarette smoke, exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon combined with cigarette smoke poses an increased risk for lunch cancer.
The only way to know if you have safe level of radon inside your home is to conduct a radon test. The test is simple, quick, and inexpensive. The Fond du Lac County Health Department is currently offering a limited supply of test kits for a reduced fee of $5.00, which includes radon information and lab fees. The kits can be purchased at the reduced cost until the supply is gone or until January 31, 2019. The kits may be picked up at Health Department at 160 S. Macy St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by contacting Mary Merten, Village Clerk at 920-948-9155. If you have any questions, or want more information on radon, please contact the Fond du Lac County Health Department at 920-929-3085 or visit www.lowradon.org.
An election will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 and the following village offices will be elected for a term of two years:
The following village representative will be seeking re-election,
Village President Jerry Olig
Village Trustee Joe Brenner
Village Trustee Mike Petrie
Village Trustee Kay Schmitz
If anyone is interested in running for the open village treasurer position, please contact Village Clerk, Mary Merten, at (920) 948-9155.
2017 Water Report - 2017 Consumer Confidence Report
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.