St. Cloud Bulletin Board

BOIL WATER Advisory has been cancelled


Flu Vaccine Clinics in our area

The Fond du Lac County Health Department will be offering 2 area flu vaccine clinics for anyone over 18 years of age. A standard flu and high does for anyone age 65 and over will be available.

Studies have shown that high dose vaccines provide a stronger immune response in senior citizens. Please bring all your current medical health insurance cards. The Health department can bill Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage Plans, or Medicaid. They are unable to bill Humana insurance. If you don't have insurance, the cost is $30 for standard dose and $75 for high dose.

The flu clinic schedule is updated throughout the fall, visit www.fdlco.wi.gov for updates
or additional clinics.  Contact the Health Department at (920) 929-3085 with any 
additional questions.

The Public Health Nurses will have flu clinics on:
Thursday, September 26 - Mt. Calvary National Exchange Bank 11:00-12:00.
Tuesday, October 8 - Jim & Linda's in Pipe 10:30-11:30


August 26, 2019

Dear Village Residents,

The Village Board, President, and Clerk would like to thank all of our residents for their patience and understanding throughout the recent Main Street re-construction.  We can certainly be thrilled with the “new” look our Village Main street has, and also proud of the comments many of us received on the patience, friendliness, and respect shown to the construction engineers and workers.

Also, please be aware that the Village has contracted with Jon Schulz as our new building, electrical, and plumbing inspector effective Sept. 1, 2019.  Jon has worked closely with Paul Birschbach, making this a very simple transition.  His office is at the same location, 18 W. Main Street, Chilton, WI. Jon's phone number is 920-850-2867, email: jk_electric69@yahoo.com.

Please contact him regarding any type of permit you may need.  There is a link on the Village website with further information and instructions, with a fee schedule that should answer any questions you may have regarding permit requirements. Please note that siding, roofing, deck, and window improvements, as well as electrical upgrades require a building permit from the Village.

Our Utility Accountant has informed us that he received notice from the Public Service Commission that the Village qualifies for a 3% water rate increase.  At the May, 2019 Village Board meeting, the trustees approved a 3% water rate increase, with no increase to sewer rates, effective 01/01/2020. An example of an average water rate cost increase will be sent along with the 3rd Quarter water bill.

As always, please check the Village website at stcloudwi.com from time to time for further updates. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Ryan Gebhart, President
Village Board of Trustees


History of St. Cloud

St Cloud is part of the “Holyland”. The village and surrounding area were settled by close-knit, agricultural, Roman Catholic, German settlers in the 1840’s. This was an example of chain migration which is the process of a few foreign immigrant pioneers settling in a new area, then getting word back home encouraging other family members to settle in the new area also.

The village was surveyed with streets, blocks and lots and a right-of-way for the Sheboygan and Fond du Lac railroad in 1869 by Henry Moersch. St. Cloud Railroad Station around turn of centuryThe railroad operated from Fond du Lac to Sheboygan from 1870 to 1952 and provided freight and passenger service to the village. In 1908 plans were made to have the village incorporated.  An election was held on Thursday March 4, 1909 to determine if incorporation was wanted. 79 ballots were cast; 42 “yes” and 37 “no”. 

The village was a bustling little community at the turn of the century. The slogan at that time was optimistic, “St Cloud, the city of tomorrow”. In 1920 the population was around 400. The population eventually reached 500 and has stabilized there.

The Catholic Church was an important part of the community. John Pauly called a meeting at Jacob Schoenborn’s house with 28 families attending and formed the parish. They elected Pauly president in fall of 1869. A four-acre parcel was donated by Henry Moersch for the future church buildings. A church was soon built without authorization of the bishop. After some misgivings, the bishop finally approved the new church and it was dedicated in February 1871. Priests from Johnsburg and St. Anna served the new parish via horse and buggy until 1922 when a resident priest was assigned to the parish. The first resident diocesan priest was Father Stephen Zohlen and served here until June 1951. The Sisters of St Agnes started teaching in 1875 at the one room school house which was built in 1871. The first teaching nun was Sister M. Engelberta.