After three years as general manager at Heidel House Resort & Spa and one year as District 2 alderman, Kevin Karau has said farewell to Green Lake.

   It’s the latest signal that changes are brewing at the Heidel House Resort & Spa.

   At the end of Monday night’s Green Lake City Council meeting, Karau — having been absent for this month’s meetings — announced through a letter of correspondence that he would be leaving for Minnesota.

   In the letter addressed to Mayor Jon McConnell that City Clerk/Treasure Barbara Dugenske read to the council, Karau resigned as alderman and offered his gratitude toward the City Council and the community of Green Lake:

Dear Jon,

I am informing you of my decision to resign from my position as councilman District 2 City of Green Lake, Wisconsin. My family and I are relocating to a community in central Minnesota. I wanted to thank you personally for your professionalism, candor and leadership. This community is lucky and blessed to have a leader of this quality that always has the best interest of the City of Green Lake in mind when making complicated decisions.

Read the full story, including Fiore Co.'s responses to rumors regarding the renovation and bookings at the resort, in the Feb. 14, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.