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-- Treasurer Hours
Treasurer Fran Prasnicki will be in the office all her regular scheduled hours on Tuesday and Thursdays! Thank you!

-- Village Board Meeting
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 7:00 P.M. VILLAGE OF GILMAN MUNICIPAL BUILDING

-- Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week!
April 13-17, 2015 has been proclaimed as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Good Morning and Welcome to Day Three of Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week! April 13-17, 2015 has been proclaimed as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. This morning we will be looking at Severe Thunderstorms. WHAT IS A THUNDERSTORM? A thunderstorm is formed from a combination of moisture, rapidly rising warm air and a force capable of lifting air such as a warm and cold front, a sea breeze or a mountain. All thunderstorms contain lightning. Thunderstorms may occur singly, in clusters or in lines. Thus, it is possible for several thunderstorms to affect one location in the course of a few hours. Some of the most severe weather occurs when a single thunderstorm affects one location for an extended time. DID YOU KNOW... · At any given moment, nearly 1,800 thunderstorms are in progress over the surface of the earth. · On average, the United States gets 100,000 thunderstorms each year. Approximately 1,000 tornadoes develop from these storms. · Large hail results in nearly $1 billion in damage to property and crops. · Straight-line winds exceeding 100 mph are responsible for most thunderstorm damage. · In Racine County, severe thunderstorms have caused millions of dollars of damage over the past 15 years. HOW FAR AWAY IS THE THUNDERSTORM? Count the number of seconds between a flash of lightning and the next clap of thunder. Divide this number by 5 to determine the distance to the lightning in miles. For the fun of it: Did you ever wonder about weather folklore? Here’s one to ponder: “Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.” A reddish sunset means that the air is dusty and dry. Since weather in North American latitudes usually moves from west to east, a red sky at sunset means dry weather—good for sailing—is moving east. Conversely, a reddish sunrise means that dry air from the west has already passed over us on their way easy, clearing the way for a storm to move in.

-- Summer Activities Director
Summer Activities Director This is a part-time, seasonal (summer) job. This position works hand in hand with the Gilman School and the Village of Gilman ~following the curriculum for the 2015 Summer Activities Program. This will be five days a week, with out of town trips/outings on Fridays. There will be an end of year Trip on July 31, 2015. Duties would include: supervising the participants, setting up programs, planning, and directing the participants with learning activities. Please stop in at the Clerk’s Office for an application or check it out on the website www.gilmanwi.com under the Government area. Please call 447-8650 with questions. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Thank you. EOE

-- Firemen's Smelt Fry
Friday, May 1, at the Jump River Fire Hall: serving from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Menu: Smelt, potato salad, baked beans, bun, and bars. Refreshments also available. Raffle drawing at 8:30 p.m.