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Check out this tour of the Capitol, from 1987, with Ron Kaminski. Ron, Chair of the Society to Preserve the Capitol, provides an overview of the architecture and interior detail for which the Capitol is known. In addition to spearheading the 1987 campaign to renovate the Capitol, Ron had served as President of the Board, Board member, and on various ad hoc committees for many years. We are grateful for his vision, dedication, and leadership.

The Capitol Civic Centre celebrated the theater’s landmark 100th anniversary on June 16, 2021. One hundred years earlier, the George Brothers wanted to provide the Manitowoc community a place to experience culture by building a theatre offering movies and vaudeville. Much has changed since then and to highlight this momentous occasion, we had invited community members who have supported the organization to join the Capitol Centennial Society.

Three generous donors committed matching gifts of $50,000 each, providing the kick-off of the Centennial Society and our 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Our sincere thanks to the members of the Capitol Centennial Society:


Centennial Society Lead Donors

Investors Community Bank

Joseph & Eleanor DiRaimondo

Tim & Ann Salutz


Centennial Society Members

Americollect, Inc.

Tom Angst

Julia Angst

Richard & Elizabeth Auchter

The Leon & Florence Balaban Families

Bank First

Sandra & Barry Bast

Sharon Bell

Patrick & Linda Brandel

Bob & Gwen Braun

Richard & Cynthia Breunig

Mary Govier & Jack Cashman

Damon & Mary Cattani

Bill & Nancy Censky

James & Kari Check

Crafts, Inc.

Joe & Janet Debilzen

Charles & Denise Deibele

David & Sandra Diedrich

Dr. Carl & Susan DiRaimondo

Dean & Tonya Dvorak

Dianne Finnegan

Formrite Companies

Jerome & Gail Fox

Paula Fox

Terence Fox

Fricke Printing Service, Inc.

Dr. Robert & Terry Gahl

Roy & Darlene Geigel

Jim & Jane Hamann

Steve & Bev  Hamann

Biff & Sheila Hansen

Nolan & Jean Hetz

Mark & Shawn Holzman

Mike & Emily Howe

Jean Huempfner

Bernie & Patty Huettl

Charles & Ruthann Indestad

John Jagemann

Dolores Janda

Jim Konitzer & Linda Justema

Kaeden Services, Inc.

John & Shelly Keil

Lakeside Foods

Mark & Michelle Klaiber

Doretta J. Klein

Rick Gerroll & Chris Kornely

Ione Kueter

Brian & Carrie Kulas

Rich & Kristin Lamers

John and Judy Lango

Jim & Barbee Lester

Geoffrey & Carla Liban

Manitowoc Pharmacies

Joanne M. Birringer & James J Maples

Jeff Maples

Julie Maples

Michael & Mary Maples

Manitowoc Tool

Mark Barkley Miller

Kern & Tracy Minehan

Brett & Rebecca Norell

Jeremiah & Rebecca Novak

Charlotte & Cliff Nysse

Tim Pagel

Craig & Cynthia Pauly

Peggy W. Pitz

Olive M. Press

Barbara Rugowski

John Rusiniak

Jack & Ana Sadowski

Carol Salutz

Dan Hornung & Anne Schuette

Larry & Barbara Schuh

Alessandra Schwartz

Keith & Sue Shaw

Don & Mary Shimon

Dave & Stacey Soeldner

John Durbrow & Karen Steingraber

John & Laurale Stern

Edgar C. and Judith F. Stuntz

T.A. Motorsports, Inc.

Jason & Amy Townsend

Vinton Construction Company

Norbert & Sharon Vogt

James & Theresa Vopat

Richard & Joan Waak

Robert & Jo Ann Weinert

Patrick & Jeanne Willis

Jean Wolfmeyer

Lucy Zeldenrust

John & Bernie Zimmer