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from the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, Wildcat State Park and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

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Treasures on the Korner Near the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail

February 28th, 2013 by David Reeck

Shirley Degenhardt of Treasures on the Korner in Norwalk, Wisconsin.

Shirley Degenhardt of Treasures on the Korner in Norwalk, Wisconsin.

“Treasures on the Korner is the name”, said Shirley Degenhardt, who opened her new business on the corner of Norwalk, Wisconsin’s Main Street in the summer of 2007.  Since that time she has filled two buildings with antiques- the old, the used, the elegant, the out-of-date with some new and up-to-date treasures as well.

The building which houses Treasures on the Korner dates back to 1903 and at one time was the home  of Otto Scheule’s Norwalk Hardware Store.  You will be able to wander through a high ceiling room supported by the five original round, brown pillars with the original hardwood floors. The original ceiling is pressed tin with an elaborate floral design.  The cupboards along the wall have been there 100 years.  You will notice small holes in the floor bored for rope which was stored in the basement and customers could view the size rope available and then pull the length needed and purchase.

Prior to Treasures on the Korner, the building was home to Degenhardt’s Tire, a wholesale, retail and on the farm service tire store operated and owned by Shirley’s husband, Reuben.

The treasures are obtained from auctions and items collected over the years as well as 12 dealers who supply inventory. A partial listing of items available are dish and tea sets, plates, tea cups, furniture, cookie jars, clear and colored glassware, old tools, old toys, pottery, crocks, and silverware.  Some of the new items are handcrafted wooden birdhouses, warm fleece and quilted quilts, coffee tables and end tables.

If driving through Norwalk look for a decorated chair on the corner.  If you see the small, cute antique chair, it is to tell you that Treasures on the Korner is open for your antiquing delight!

Now would be a great time to plan your summer get-away and enjoy the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, take in some antique hunting at Treasures on the Korner and enjoy a relaxing weekend at Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast. 

Special thanks to “Journal Entry from Ridgeville” by Lyda Lanier that supplied information for this blog

5th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon

November 30th, 2011 by David Reeck

Your Innkeepers--Anita, Paul, David, and Rachel--5K Finishers!!!!!!

It’s not too late to start planning for the 5th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon which takes place each fall in Norwalk, Wisconsin. 

The 4th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon took place on Sunday, November 6, 2011.  The day was a bit windy and a cool fall day-a beautiful day for a race. The Rails to Trails Marathon is not only a full marathon (Boston Qualifier) but also a half marathon, 5K and 1 Mile fun run. The course takes runners and walkers on tour of the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, a former railroad that’s been converted into a 32 mile paved recreational trail that winds through the small towns and countryside areas of southwestern Wisconsin between the towns of Elroy and Sparta. 

The 4th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon had 230 marathon finishers of which 164 were male and 66 female, 436 half marathon finishers of which 170 were male and 266 female and 124 5K finishers of which 45 were male and 79 were female.(results taken from www.itsracetime.com).

Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast was honored to have 3 of the 2011 marathon finishers as guests at our inn for the event. Last year’s marathon guests were so positive and encouraging that 4 of the 2011 5K finishers were your Innkeepers, Anita, David, Rachel, and Paul.  Paul finished 28th overall, Rachel 83rd overall, and David and Anita at 104th and 105th overall.

More information will be given when it becomes available for the 5th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon.  Here are a couple websites to follow for more information as well:  www.railstotrailsrace.com and www.elroy-sparta-trail.com.

4th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon

December 30th, 2010 by David Reeck

It’s not too late to start planning for the 4th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon which takes place each fall in Norwalk, Wisconsin. 

The 3rd Annual Rails to Trails Marathon took place on Sunday, November 7, 2010.  The day was a beautiful sunny fall day with fall color still in the trees. The Rails to Trails Marathon is not only a full marathon but also a half marathon, 5K and 1 Mile fun run. The course takes runners and walkers on tour of the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, a former railroad that’s been converted into a 32 mile paved recreational trail that winds through the small towns and countryside areas of southwestern Wisconsin between the towns of Elroy and Sparta.  The 3rd Annual Rails to Trails Marathon had 273 marathon participants, 383 half marathon participants and 111 5K participants.

Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast was honored to have 6 of the participants as guests at our inn for the event. They included a dad and his teenage daughter, a mature grandfather with his daughter and grandson as well as a well maintained, dedicated marathon runner!  They were all so positive and encouraging that the innkeepers of Amil’s Inn may join them in the future.

More information will be given when it becomes available for the 4th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon.  Here are a couple websites to follow for more information as well:  www.railstotrailsrace.com and www.elroy-sparta-trail.com.

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