Harlan D. Feldt, Educator

Harlan D. Feldt, the son of Fred and Dorothy Feldt, was born on July 4, 1938 in Monroe, Wisconsin.  Married Ann Norrish in 1970, raised a son Michael and daughter Michelle.

Education

  • 1956 – Graduated from Juda High School
  • 1960 – Bachelor’s Degree – UW Platteville
  • 1971 – Master’s Degree in Science Education Northern University

Career and Professional Accomplishments

  • 36 year teaching career
  • 26 years coaching at the Wisconsin Dells Junior High
  • Curriculum Coordinating Committee, Team Leader
  • Staff Development Committee, Native American Education Committee, Outdoor Education Program
  • Unit Leader of the Individual Guided Education Program
  • President & Treasurer for Wisconsin Dells Teachers’ Assoc.
  • Insurance and Negotiations Chairperson for WDTA
  • South Central United Educators Board of Directors
  • Served in the Wisconsin National Guard

Honors & Awards

  • 1984 – Wisconsin Dells Junior High Teacher of the Year
  • Nominated State Department of Public Instruction Teacher of the Year Award
  • 1994 - Scott Klug Friend of Education Award
  • Nomination for Ron Gibbs Award for Excellence in Science Education and Wisconsin Elementary Science Teachers Distinguished Teaching Award

Community Involvement

  • Wisconsin Dells Jaycees Treasurer
  • Bethany Lutheran Church Council and Scholarship Committee
  • 42 year career as pilot on the Wisconsin River

Kelly Sweeney Rosati, Alumna

Kelly Sweeney Rosati is a 1986 graduate of Wisconsin Dells Hight School, daughter of Jane (Anderson) Clift and Dennis Sweeney and granddaughter of the late Frank and Florence Anderson and Helen Sweeney.  Married to John Rosati in 1991, parents of four beautiful children: Daniel, Anna, Joshua and Hope.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree at Marquette University
  • Graduated cum laude, University of Nebraska College of Law

Career and Professional Accomplishments

  • Executive Director of Hawaii Family Forum, 1998 – 2008.
  • Director of the Hawaii Catholic Conference
  • Chair-elect of the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund
  • Vice President of Community Outreach at Focus on the Family
  • Co-founder of Focus on the Family’s “Wait No More” foster care adoption program
  • Author of the book “Wait No More” chronicling her family’s foster care adoption journey, Tyndal House Publishers, Inc.
  • Adoption and Orphan Care Initiative, Sanctity of Human Life Department, Option Ultrasound and Community Care
  • Board of Directors for March for Life Education and Defense Fund and Board of the Mustard Seed Ranch in California
  • Spoke at the White House celebration of National Adoption Month and testified before Congress about “Wait No More”
  • 3,000 families from 20 states have initiated adoption from foster care through the “Wait No More” program

Honors & Awards

  • Speaker and panelist on topics of sanctity of human life and adoption and orphan care
  • Featured in the Wall St. Journal, Denver Post, New York Daily News, Christianity Today, National Review and numerous radio and TV outlets throughout the country
  • November 1, 2014, designated by the Gov. of Kansas as “Wait No More Day” throughout the state

Stanton Peter Helland, Alumnus/Community

Stanton Peter Helland was born on May 19, 1925 in Wisconsin Dells, born to Oliver Paul “O.P.” and Irene (Stanton) Helland.  Graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School in 1943, graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1950.  United in marriage to Bobette Hurlbut on February 27, 1960, loving and devoted parents of five children.

Career and Professional Accomplishments

  • Captain in the U.S. Marines serving from 1943 – 1952
  • President of Riverview Boat Line for 33 years
  • Oversaw and managed Upper and Lower Dells Boat Tours, the Original Wisconsin Ducks, Fort Dells, Riverview Park,  Pirates Cove Mini-Golf and other properties
  • 35 years as Director of the Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau
  • Former Director of the Bank of Wisconsin Dells
  • Gov. Warren P. Knowles appointee to the Natural Resources Board  1969 – 1975, Gov. Tommy Thompson appointee 1987 – 1993.  Board Chairman 1991 – 1993

Community Service

  • Alderman in Wisconsin Dells from 1966 – 1968
  • Columbia Co. Supervisor from 1965 – 1970 & 1979 – 1986
  • Elected Columbia County Board Chairman
  • Captain in the U.S. Marines serving from 1943 – 1952
  • Explorer Scout Leader
  • Involved with planting 240,000 pines in Adams and Columbia County, purchased and held more than 700 acres for hunting and wetland preservation
  • 60 year member of the American Legion
  • 15 year volunteer for the Kilbourn Fire Department

Honors

  • 1971 Game Commissioner of the Year representing 15 states and three Canadian provinces
  • 2,000 acre Springvale Wildlife Area in Columbia County renamed “The Pete Helland Wildlife Area”