The Tower Times
Change your clocks, Change your batteries!
Stoughton Fire Department wants to remind everyone to change the bat-teries in your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors!The National Fire Protection Associa-tion recommends that you change the batteries in your smoke and CO detec-tors every 6 months, an easy way to re-member is to do it the same day you change your clocks! If you haven’t changed them already take a few extra minutes to change your batteries! It could save your life!
Monday, May 26, 2014 All collections will be delayed by one day.
Friday, July 4th, 2014 Friday collections will be delayed by one day.
Monday, September 1, 2014 All collections will be delayed by one day.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Thursday & Friday collections will be delayed by one day.
Thursday, December 25, 2014 Thursday & Friday collections will be delayed by one day.
New Year’s Day
Thursday, January 1st, 2015 Thursday & Friday collections will be delayed by one day.
The holiday collections may be at an earlier time of day than normal. Please be sure to put your refuse and recy-cling out the night before your scheduled collection day.
Please contact Johns Disposal with any questions.
Phone: (262) 473-4700 • Toll Free: (888) 473-4701 Fax: (262) 473-6775 • www.johnsdisposal.com ofﬁce@johnsdisposal.com
Garage sale signs may be placed in the parkrow or terrace, in front of the residence where the sale is being held, for a period not to exceed three (3) days and no more than three (3) times in a calendar year. Signs may also be placed in the parkrow or terrace at various intersections for the days of the sale; such signs shall not have a height greater than 2 ? feet from grade and shall not exceed four (4) square feet in area, two (2) feet in height and two (2) feet in width.GARAGE SALE SIGNS ARE NOT TO BE ATTACHED TO UTIL-ITY POLES, TREES, TRAFFIC REGULATORY STRUCTURES OR FENCES AND SHALL NOT OBSTRUCT VISION FOR VE-HICULAR TRAFFIC.NO MORE THAN 3 SALES ARE ALLOWED PER YEAR. A SALE OF UP TO 3CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN LENGTH SHALL BE CONSIDERED ONE TIME.If you have any questions regarding garage sale signage, please contact the Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421
Stoughton is known for the dedication and commitment of the many volunteers that assist in our schools, at the Senior Center, area churches, library, food pantries, youth center, and numerous other areas of our city. We are equally blessed with businesses and business peo-ple that take their commitment to the community very seri-ously. It would be very difﬁcult to count the many times and ways that local businesses step to the forefront when asked to donate to an upcoming beneﬁt or event. We would like to formally thank all volunteers and business-es during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014. The Volunteer of the Year plaque, Business Person of the Year plaque and Friend of Youth plaque will be presented at a reception in their honor in the Mayor’s Ofﬁce at 381 E. Main Street on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. We are seeking nominations to highlight one special volunteer(s) for the annual “Stoughton Volunteer of the Year“. We are also seeking nominations to highlight a spe-cial business person(s) for the annual “Stoughton Business Person of the Year”. Recipients will be chosen by the Mayor and staff based upon information regarding their contribu-tions to our community included in the nomination letter. Nominations must be received no later than April 7, 2014.
Please send your nominations to: 2014 Volunteer(s) of the Year 2014 Business Person(s) of the Year Mayor Donna Olson, 381 E. Main Street, Stoughton WI 53589 E-mail: Dolson@ci.stoughton.wi.us
Being a Volunteer Fireﬁghter is very rewarding and is a valuable way to give back to your community.If you are willing to dedicate your time and effort, you have the opportunity to meet new people, to make lifelong friends and become part of an American tradition that dates back to Benjamin Franklyn who started the ﬁrst Volunteer Fire Company in the US in 1736.There are long hours of training and dirty hard work, many times dealing with dangerous situations, working under the toughest conditions, working with your fellow ﬁreﬁghters to get the job done. To be a ﬁreﬁghter is a commitment by the entire family, sac-riﬁces are made by the entire family. As a ﬁreﬁghter, you are part of a bigger family, a bigger family that is there for you whenever needed.Being a Volunteer ﬁreﬁghter can be challenging, at times very difﬁcult, responding to emergencies at all times of the day or night regardless of the weather, dealing with tragedy.At times dealing with a tragedy is extremely difﬁcult, but when a person who has just lost everything due to a ﬁre comes up and says Thank You, or when an accident victim can Thank You for saving their life, giving them a second chance, it is all worth it!We have many enjoyable times together, with family events, fundraising and community events. We enjoy each other’s company in good times and bad, we support each other.The best for me is at a ﬁre is when the ﬁreﬁghters have ex-tinguished the ﬁre and come out the building with a smile on their face because they Love what they do. Volunteer ﬁreﬁghting gets in your blood, Fireﬁghters are committed to do what we do because we love what we do.
If you are willing to make the commitment to become a volunteer ﬁreﬁghter, applications to become a Stoughton Volunteer Fireﬁghter can be picked up at Stoughton City Hall or call 608-873-7218.National Volunteer Week is April 6 – 12, 2014 Thank your community Volunteers for what they do.
Martin W. Lamers, Chief, Stoughton Fire Department.
What’s it like to work daily to save lives and help people? Find out from real-live heroes. CampHERO is the place for girls who want to ﬁnd out what it’s like to be a ﬁreﬁghter, police ofﬁcer or emergency medical technician.CampHERO helps girls ﬁnd
while learning skills and exploring careers. Every girl who attends will create memories for a lifetime and may even discover her future career. CampHERO is an experience open to any girl, from anywhere. It was devel-oped by Girl-Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland Council in partnership with local police, ﬁre and EMS agencies. Over 120 professionals have contributed to its success. The pro-gram is hands on and age appropriate. Dates and costs vary by age level. CampHERO is open to ANY girl in K-12. You do NOT have to be a girl scout to register.To learn more about activities and CampHERO levels, please visit: www.CampHERO4girls.org. or call Stoughton Area EMS at 873-6500.
Saturday, April 15th, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Banushi’s Bar & Grill (BBG’s) Tickets: $25.00
Come and join us for an afternoon fash-ion show, viewing this spring’s fun styles and shopping a selection of donated jew-elry, scarves, purses, and other accesso-ries. The ticket price includes a selection of hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a compli-mentary drink. There will also be a rafﬂe and door prizes. Tickets are available at the Stoughton library. Seating is limited so get your ticket soon!
What we do in our yards can directly affect our lakes and streams. Before using fertilizer on your lawn or gardens, test your soil. A $15 soil test will show if your soil is lacking anything so that you don’t waste your money on something you don’t even need. Instructions and forms from the UW Soil and Plant Analysis Lab are online at http://uwlab.soils.wisc.edu/madison/. Results will tell you exactly what you need for healthy lawn and gardens.If your test shows you do indeed need fertilizer, be sure to clean up any that lands on your sidewalk, driveway or other hard surfaces. If left on paved areas, it can easily make its way to the nearest lake or stream with the next rainfall. Keeping leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste, which contain nitrogen and phosphorus, out of the street also help prevent lakes and streams from becoming green and scummy. When these nutrients wash into lakes and streams they can promote nasty algae blooms and excessive weed growth (which can lower oxygen levels in the water) and may release ammonia (toxic to ﬁsh).Healthy yards add to the beauty and value of your home. They can also help our lakes and streams by allowing rain-water to soak into the soil rather than running off to the nearest storm drain. So, do your part and keep your lakes and streams healthy by using fertilizers only if and where they are needed.
Chalet Veterinary Clinic
Family Pet Care at its Best
1621 E. Main St., Stoughton(608) 873-8112
Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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• Computer Set-up• Printer Set-up• Data Backup and Transfer• Virus & Spyware Removal• Training• System Restore• Repair Services• Upgrade Services• Wireless Networking• Computer Tuneup
On-site or in store!
2384 Jackson St., Stoughton877-9548M-F: 9-8; S: 9-5: Sun. 10-5613 E. Main St., Evansville882-0680M-F: 9-7; S: 9-5; Sun. 10-5
New Drop-Off Location
1015 North Main St., Oregon835-2980
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3097 Sunnyside St., Stoughton(608) 205-9300 • springersonthelake.com
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Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials • Sunday Breakfast