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Thursday, May 15, 2014 Vol. 48, No. 51 Verona, WI Hometown USA ConnectVerona.com $1
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Council supports church move
JIM FEROLIE
Verona Press editor 
The Verona Common Council doesn’t often get to see a packed house deliver a loud, extended applause.But Monday night alders got to see a lot of that, as more than 70 people clapped vigorously after nearly every positive statement about the planned move of Sugar Riv-er United Methodist Church into an old bowling alley. They applauded loudly nine separate times for three congregation members’ pleas in support of the move and six alders’ declarations of support. They added another for council president Elizabeth Doyle’s joke about them being there to see her debut chairing a council meeting. And they whooped and hollered several more times out in the parking lot – just loudly enough to dis-rupt the next discussion and invite another joke.“We should invite them every week,” Ald. Mac McGilvray (Dist. 1) quipped.Almost as funny was that the council wasn’t even allowed to vote on the issue – it was simply an initial review for a permit to move into the downtown district. But like anyone else, they could count the votes and see the next step in their 10-year-old church’s rapid growth – expanding into the building formerly known as Wildcat Lanes – would not be denied.Key to the jubilant reac-tion was the support of McGilvray and Ald. Evan Touchett (D-4), both of whom voted in favor of an ordinance two years ago that gave the city the ability to block churches and other “indoor institutional” uses from moving downtown. Those two and Alds. Jack Linder (D-2) and Luke Diaz (D-3) all said they had felt some skepticism but were won over by various aspects of the church’s presentation.Diaz liked how the church’s building committee took the time to figure out how much the city would be losing in taxes (between $6,000 and $8,500 annu-ally). That “reasonable”
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‘This city has lacked a place for youth to kind of hang out. Because of the size of this place, it has great potential for this kind of mission.’
Mac McGilvray (D-1) 
Hometown Days
Medallion Hunt adds new ‘wrinkle’
SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group 
As the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce gears up to run its first Hometown Days fes-tival next month, it decided generating some pre-festival excitement would be a good idea.Past board president Steve Rudolph of Comfort Keepers offered up the idea of a “Medallion Hunt” dur-ing the week leading up to
Praising the positive
Behavior program spreading throughout district
SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group 
When a student has trouble reading, it’s a school’s job to fix the problem. The same goes for math and every other academic subject.And, according to a new initiative spreading through Verona elemen-tary schools and across the country, behavior should be treated the same.“Just like kids learn math, reading, they learn about behavioral expec-tations, too,” said Country View Elementary School counselor Eliza-beth Kraemer. “So we want to have a universal curriculum that everyone’s learning the same expectations and then the understanding is that just like with reading and math, some kids need more repetition, behavioral.”The Positive Behavioral Interven-tions and Supports initiative, which is being fully or partially embraced at every elementary school in the Vero-na Area School District, came from research in the 1980s on how to better intervene with children with behav-ioral disorders. It eventually expanded after the term was included in the reauthoriza-tion of the Americans with Disabili-ties Act in 1997.The program includes multiple tiers, with the first expected to reach around 80 percent of students. Once a school is deemed successful at that level, it can receive Tier 2 training to target the remaining students who may not have responded to the PBIS
‘The discipline is meant to reshape their thinking and help them understand how they could’ve fixed it.’
Theresa Taylor, Glacier Edge principal 
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Sugar Creek principal Todd Brunner hands a golden lunch tray to Irma-Daniella Orozco Friday, May 2, for her classroom’s good behavior in the lunch room that week. Brunner announces the classrooms and hands out the trays every Friday. Below, at Country View Elementary, teachers and school employees can hand out “Paws Up!” tickets to students for good behavior. They can earn students prizes.
 
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Show time
New Century School had its Spring Concert last Tuesday. Grades K-5 did song, dance and played instruments to such songs like “Little Wheel-A-Thon,” an African American Spiritual, “Zum Gali Gali,” an Israeli Folksong, and "Mary Had a Little Lamb.”K-1 students from left are (top row) Seamus Sidney, Alex Molden (middle) Mac Gaskell-Larson, Madeleine Smith, (bottom) Lucille Polglaze, Chloe Odden and Naomi Bitie.Students from left are (top row) Henry Albright, Savannah Johnson, Allison Schmidt, Gabrielle Otremba, Oliver Becker, (middle) Noah Kotelnicki, Evan Krull, Owen Roberson, Gavin Sweeney, (bottom) Hailie Kate Noltze, Landon Bakken and Sarina Grandau.
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Morning mishap
Police take a statement from a bus driver Monday morning after he was involved in an accident with a 15-year-old boy on a bicycle. Verona police Lt. Dave Dresser told the Verona Press in an email the student was late for school and crossed against the light while the bus was making a turn. The boy was taken by ambulance to a hospital as a precaution but was uninjured, Dresser wrote. He was also ver-bally warned for his fault in the collision.
Mayor re-elected cities president
Verona Mayor Jon Hochkammer has been re-elected the president of the Dane County Cities and Villages Association.The DCCVA also re-elected Verona city adminis-trator Bill Burns as treasurer and chose new mem-ber Evan Touchett to rep-resent the group as one of three representative on the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission.The group, which rep-resents 18 municipalities in the area and is fre-quently at odds with the county over development issues, bills its mission as promoting “a coopera-tive approach to munici-pal problems of impor-tance.” It meets monthly and made the selections at its May 7 annual meeting at Gray’s Tied House in Verona. Other new selections were Kurt Sonnentag, Middleton mayor, as vice president, Judd Blau, DeForest president, as secretary, Donna Olson, Stoughton mayor, mem-ber-at-large, Eric Hohol, Stoughton alder, rep-resenting the group on CARPC, and Susan West of Middleton representing the group on the county’s Lakes and Watershed Commission.All votes were unani-mous.
POLICE REPORT
Reports collected from the log book at the Verona Police Department.
March 20
2:32 a.m.
 A 40-year-old man was arrested for his third OWI after being pulled over for driv-ing on the wrong side of the road. The man was observed to have glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech with a BAC of .18.
March 21
3:47 p.m.
 A 39-year-old man was cited for his seventh OWS arrest after being pulled over on Hwy. PB for not having his automobile registered and hav-ing no insurance.
9:16 p.m.
 A 52-year-old man was given his first OWI after being stopped on Verona Avenue for having a defective driver’s side headlamp.
March 24
7:09 p.m.
 Police responded to an EMS request for assis-tance with a 35-year-old wom-an who was bitten by a pet rat on her left hand. She was taken to UW Hospital for treatment.
March 25
12:24 a.m.
 A 39-year-old man was seen urinating next to his vehicle in the parking lot of a business on the 900 block of Kimball Lane. The man was cited for public urination.
– Kimberly Wethal 
Hochkammer

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