Make Voting a Priority on Nov. 3rd
Election Day – if you have chosen to vote in person on election day, November 3, 2020, the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. at the Fennimore Memorial building, 860 Lincoln Avenue. However, anyone who is in line to vote at 8 p.m. must be allowed to cast a ballot.
If you have never voted before, have legally changed your name or have moved, you will need to register to vote or update your voter registration. You can do this now! You do not have to wait until election day. You can register by mail, online, at your municipal clerk’s office or at your polling place on election day. For additional details, visit www.fennimore.com under the city government.
Shop Small – Shop Fennimore First Promotions
The Fall Into Savings and Fennimore Bucks giveaway was a huge success. The more people shopped Fennimore the more chances they had to win. We thank MidWest One Bank for sponsoring the Fennimore Bucks prizes.
From the end of September to October 28, $20 Fennimore bucks were awarded. On Thursday, October 29 all entries received were combined for a $100 cash prize. Winners are as follows:
September 30 – Jeremy Holthaus who signed up at Fennimore Vet Clinic
October 7 – Daniel Watters who signed up at Casey’s General Store
October 14 – Dave Stenner who signed up at Jim’s Building Center
October 21 – Sally Rosemeyer who signed up at Benders and The Quilt Peddler
October 28 – Kris Fry who signed up at Benders Foods
October 29 – Grand Prize Winner is Jane Chulafich who signed up at The Depot Exchange
There will be a pause in the Fennimore Bucks giveaway’s until the last week of November. This year’s holiday promotion will be a repeat of the Fall promotion and will run from Small Business Saturday, November 28 thru December 16. Due to Covid the Chamber’s popular Christmas Creations Craft Show will not be held. That doesn’t mean we can’t continue our Small Business Saturday promotions. Shoppers are encouraged to shop at a Fennimore chamber member business places, attach the receipt to the entry form and deposit in the special blue box just outside of the Memorial building or mail to the Chamber at 850 Lincoln Avenue. Weekly drawings will be held every Wednesday and then all entries will be combined for the big $200 Fennimore Bucks drawing on December 17…just in time to use for holiday shopping or entertaining! The Chamber thanks Clare Bank for sponsoring the Chamber’s Holiday Promotion.
Fennimore bucks are like a check that can be spent at more than 120 chamber member businesses. Fennimore bucks are money that stays in our community and makes an economic impact creating jobs and supporting local businesses.
Fennimore Depot Exchange Food Pantry
Are you aware the Fennimore Depot Exchange offers a food pantry? The Depot Exchange uses part of their store income from sales to house a food pantry; they are open two days a month. Some of the food is purchased through Second Harvest; they also rely on donations from individuals or organizations. The staff at the Depot accepts food items by placing them in a container near the front door register area. Non-perishable items or cash donations are appreciated. Some of the food pantry needs include: cream of mushroom soup, tomato soup, carrots, canned fruit, toilet paper, shampoo.
Sign up for Snowmobile Safety Course
Wisconsin is the birthplace of snowmobiling and continues to offer some of the best snowmobiling opportunities you are likely to find, especially in northern Wisconsin. More than 200,000 registered snowmobiles hit Wisconsin’s 25,000 miles of groomed trails each winter, which means safety is an important part of the ride.
Fall is the ideal time to take the first step of preparing for the upcoming snowmobile season by completing the safety course. The safety course seeks to ensure snowmobilers of all ages are safe while they are having fun on the trails. The course is required for operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1985 and who are 12 years of age or older. Snowmobile safety is critical. In 2019, 16 fatal snowmobiling accidents occurred, with the top contributing factors being speed and operator error. The safety course costs $10 and includes six hours of classroom instruction with two optional hours of hands-on instruction or a simulated ride. For those age 16 and older, the course may be completed online.
Notice of City Office Closures for November
City of Fennimore employees will be out of the department offices the following days in November:
Wednesday, November 11 – in observation of Veterans Day, with the exception of the City Clerk’s office & Electric Utility department. Both of those departments will work Nov. 11 and will in turn take off New Year’s Eve day, December 31, 2020.
All staff will have Thursday and Friday November 27 & 28 in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please note the memorial building gym remains closed to the public until further notice from the Fennimore City Council.
The City has employees on call for utility emergency calls. You can pay your utility bill 24/7 payments may be made in the blue box located just outside of the North door of the Memorial Building or sign up for online bill pay. There is also a link on the home page of the city website.