Joe Schmit
Joe Schmit

   After retiring from the Black River Falls School District several year ago, Joe Schmit felt the call to serve a school district once more.

   This time, it would be for the Green Lake School District in the potential role of a School Board member.

   Schmit, 575 Illinois Ave., is one of two challengers who declared their candidacy last week Tuesday. The other challenger is Michelle Grimes, W2213 Ledgeview Road.

   Two of the three incumbents are seeking re-election: Andy Gryske and Loni Meiborg, while Ron Triemstra announced his non-candidacy more than a month ago.

   All four candidates will look to secure one of three seats open on the School Board during the April 7 election.

   Schmit explained to the Commonwealth he was interested in becoming a School Board member as a way to help the community.

   Read the full story including, how Schmit's background may benefit him in the role of a School Board member, in the Jan. 16, 2020 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.