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22 www.randomlake.org FREDONIA The Village of Fredo- nia will be celebrating its brand new main street during 2016, after en- during a couple of years "under construction." But Fredonia has un- dergone many changes -- many triggered by Wisconsin's "school con- solidation" law. A law passed by the Wisconsin Legislature in 1959, and implement- ed in 1961, required all areas of the state to be- come part of a school district that operated a high school. Prior to that time rural elemen- tary schools (grades 1-8) were independent districts and the respective municipali- ties paid the tuition for their resident students to attend high schools in other school districts. By the 1950's, most children in northern Ozaukee County chose between the Port Wash- ington, Cedar Grove or Random Lake High Schools. Many resi- dents supported creat- ing a new high school district in northern Ozaukee County. After a controversial series of votes, a Village of Fredo- nia site was chosen as headquarters for "Uni- fied School District No. 1," and the construction of Ozaukee High School began on March 9, 1964. Warren J. Kane 2/12/1899 - 9/24/1918 Seaman Apprentice Kane, a Fredonia native, enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July 19, 1918 and he died of influenza two months later at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Great Lakes, Ill. American Legion Post 410 of Fredonia bears his name. We Honor a Hometown Hero Fredonia Avenue reconstruction Regal Drive.

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