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Thursday, September 5, 2013 • Vol. 132, No. 5 • Stoughton, WI •



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City of Stoughton

Council picks newcomer for Dist. 4
Majority opts for youth over experience
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

The Common Council last week selected Urven – a The council’s decision may 27-year-old with well have surprised everyone no prior political in the room, but none more than experience who’s lived in Stoughton Ross Urven.


for less than two years – to represent Aldermanic Dist. 4 until the April 2014 election. By a 6-3 vote, with one abstention, the council chose Urven over Tim Carter, a 17-year resident who served on the council from April 2008-11 and had been elected council president. Carter

also served as chair of the Public Works Committee and was a member of the Finance, Public Safety and Community Affairs/ Council Policy committees. By paper ballot, Alds. Tim Swadley, David Kneebone, Tom Majewski, Greg Jenson, Tricia Suess and Tom Selsor voted for

Urven, while Sonny Swangstu, Paul Lawrence and council president Eric Hohol voted for Carter. Ald. Ron Christianson recorded a vote of no preference. Following the meeting, an elated Urven said he was very surprised – he seemed almost

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U.S. Hwy. 51

Road repairs planned to north, east
Delays, closures expected as highway gets news surface
Mark Ignatowski
Unified Newspaper Group

Back to school

Drivers can expect travel delays as two stretches of Hwy. 51 are up for repair this month. The first section – east of the city between Spring Road and Hwy. W – gets underway this week. This project will fix about 4.8 miles of the road. Drivers will have to contend with lane closures and flagging operations as crews widen shoulders and lay new asphalt, Wisconsin Department of Transportation project manager Curt Neuhauser told the Hub. “It’s sorely needed,” Neuhauser said of the repairs. The road will remain open during construction, the WisDOT said in a news release, but delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected during daylight hours when flagging operations are taking place. “Access to intersecting roads and properties along Hwy. 51 will have 15-30 minute temporary closures during removal and repaving operations,” the release said. “At times there will be uneven lanes and low shoulders with a grade differential up to 2 inches.” Drivers heading north of the city will have to deal with a detour when about two miles of Hwy. 51 will be closed for repairs starting around Sept. 23. This $1.7 million project aims to fix deteriorating road conditions along a 2.2-mile stretch from South Quam Drive to County Hwy. B (West)/ Hwy. AB, the WisDOT said in a news release. The project is slated for completion in

Photo by Scott De Laruelle

Lunch buddies
Tuesday was the first day of the 2013-14 school year, and students at Kegonsa Elementary School were excited to dig in and find out what was in store for lunch.

Back to school
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City of Stoughton

Lack of growth forces city to consider cutting services
For budgeting purposes, new construction less than half a percent
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

City officials have gotten far enough along on the 2014 budget that one thing is clear: They will almost

certainly have to scale back, if not eliminate, some services next year. That is largely due to the fact that the city is not growing. Its growth rate last year, which determines

how much the city can increase its operating revenue by levying taxes in any given year, was less than 1 percent, said Mayor Donna Olson. “The only way you can increase your operating funds is through net new construction,” she explained. “Our net new

construction equals 0.45 percent. That increases our levy by $30,000.” Olson said department heads are continually looking for ways to implement efficiencies to be more cost effective and improve services.

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Photos by Kimberly Wethal

Last week kicked off the tobacco harvest for many farmers in the Stoughton and Cooksville area. With the labor all done by hand rather than being raised with computerized machines, community members that don’t have their own tobacco fields can still be seen out helping out their family and friends. Above: Cousins Brittany and Jenna Wethal hand up a tobacco lat to their cousin Joshua in the blazing heat. Below, Ervin Wethal, one of the three brothers heading up the operation, hangs tobacco lats in the shed to start curing.

Harvest time
Kimberly Wethal
Hub correspondent

Tobacco has a special connection with the area
annually at one point, according to Sarbacker. Tobacco is grown in places around the United States, including states like Maryland, and in other countries in the world such as Indonesia, but there’s something in the Stoughton area that causes the tobacco harvest to be set apart from all others in the world. “Because of our climate, our tobacco cures differently than everyone else’s on Earth,” Sarbacker said. Tobacco is raised with very little machine power, unlike crops like corn or soybeans that are harvested by combine. In early summer, farmers can be seen setting tobacco plants in the ground and cultivating in the fields, and by July the plants are ready to be “topped,” the process of the flowers growing on the plants being broken off by hand, one by one. Depending on the breed of tobacco, the crop is then ready for harvest three or four weeks later.

In the communities around Stoughton, the annual tradition of tobacco harvest is back in full swing. According to Candi Sarbacker, a long-time Stoughton resident and a tobacco historian who annually teaches sixth graders about Stoughton’s history with the crop during their final field trip of the year, the town’s history with the plant stems back to the 1800s. “The Tobacco Warehouse (on Main St.) was built from 1884 to 1886,” said Sarbacker, whose family finished harvesting their own crop of tobacco earlier this week. “The tradition of raising tobacco came to this town with the Norwegians.” In its early days, tobacco was the crop that kick started Stoughton’s economy and population growth, with farms producing over a million pounds of tobacco

The tobacco harvest consists of cutting the plant from the root, stringing the stalks on skinny, yardsticklike wooden lats and hanging each high in a shed that has narrow doors along the width of it. When the doors are open, it allows the tobacco to cure, the process of the stalks drying out and turning brown. When the tobacco is fully cured, it is stripped from the sheds and tied into 40-pound bundles in a warm striphouse in an attempt to keep the tobacco soft. Sarbacker said a lot of help is needed for harvest, and that when she was in high school, teenagers helping their family or friends in the tobacco fields got to end their school day early during harvest time. “Unfortunately for us, engineers haven’t been able to come up with an easier way for us to harvest,” Sarbacker said. “We do have really great weather conditions for growing in Stoughton, though.”


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Students make lasting memories in Germany
Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

Following history’s footsteps
The overseas experience doesn’t only benefit students, either. Stoughton High School associate principal Brian Shimon hosted Greven’s GAPP coordinator Oliver Heinichen in October 2011 and co-chaperoned this summer’s trip, bringing his wife and two sons along. He said the exchange has become part of his family. “I am humbled by the generosity of the Heinichens, who welcomed my entire family into their home, cared for us, shared their lives with us, problem solved with us, and arranged exciting opportunities for our boys,” he said. “Our debt to them is lifelong, and will be lived out welcoming others into our home when the possibility presents itself.” Shimon said the exchange provided a “safety net” for students to experience and explore the wonders of German people and culture. “Our morning conversations unraveled the life changing moments as they were happening,” he said. “Walking the cobblestones of Germany has changed our students in ways they do not yet understand; that journey of self-discovery is still unfolding within them.” Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and the North Sea island of Borkum. Students saw everything from castles and reconstructed medieval architecture to mudflat hiking, and Krenz said she was happy to see Stoughton students continue to get that opportunity through the GAPP program. “It’s a thrill to see our students experiencing the culture first-hand and using the language with native speakers,” she said. “Taking students to live in German families is really the culmination of what we, as German teachers, can offer our students.” Krenz said while by the end of the trip, students were happy to return home, it was difficult for them to leave. “It was great to see how connected the students became and that they were already looking forward to seeing each other again in October,” she said.

Summer is always a good time to travel and do things you might not ordinarily get a chance to. That was certainly the case for 19 Stoughton High School students who traveled to Germany for three weeks this summer as part of the GAPP (German American Partnership Program), a cooperation between the governments of the two countries. The trip was the first stage of the 2013 Stoughton – Greven German partner school program, run by River Bluff Middle School German teacher Stephanie Krenz. The students attended school at the Augustinianum Gymnasium Greven while living with German host families. The second stage of the exchange will take place in October, when Greven students will visit Stoughton. GAPP was initiated in 2009 by SHS German teacher Lisa Gierke, and has grown each year since to become a strong bond of friendship between Greven and Stoughton students, families and school staff. Senior Emily Peterson wrote of her recent trip, “What amazes me every day here is how often I am struck by how beautiful it is. Not just the fairy-tale villages set into the hillsides, or the perfect little gardens behind each home, but also how beautiful it is to find a connection with so many people. What I’ve found most interesting about Germany is not the differences, but how easy it is to find

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SHS students participating in the 2013 GAPP exchange 2013 were: Alexis Argall, Katie Gagen, Hank Guzman, Ashley Harnack, Rhyanne Hartwig, Jordan Haskin, Emeline Hutchinson, Sadie Jackson, Jacob Milbrath, Allison Moe, Mariana Montgomery, Ben Morgan, Megan Offord, Cassidy Parker, Emily Peterson, Kassondra Rayfield, Derek Schultz, Brianna Turner and Dylan Wenker.

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common ground. Sure we have misunderstandings and pauses while we search for the right words, but overall I’ve found beauty or at least humor in every aspect of German life, and I hope when I return home I can bring with me this feeling of wonder.” Senior Katie Gagen said one subtle change between Germany and Stoughton was the number of students’ bicycles. “On an average school day in Stoughton, you see maybe 10-15 bikes around the entire school on a sunny

day,” she said. “Here I saw more bikes scattered around the Gymnasium in Greven than I think I’ve ever seen in one group. There were literally hundreds of bikes!”

Positive experience

There are many advantages to participating in the three-week exchange program, Krenz said, including how it will look on a college application or professional resume. Another is learning the basics of traveling – using public transportation, ordering in a restaurant, buying items and

keeping belongings safe in big cities. “It’s an experience learning to navigate public transportation.” she said. “Most of our students have never used public transportation before. Just knowing when and where to get off the train is a learning experience.” And of course, there is the learning of the language and culture. Students are immersed in both by living with German families, attending classes in a German school and visiting historic sites like Cologne,

To participate in the GAPP exchange, students must be in a German class at Stoughton High School and sign up for the next level of German the year following the trip. Families must also agree to host their exchange partner the following October. Students receive one high school credit by participating in the program. The next trip and visit is scheduled for June and October 2015.

Police report
Reports collected from the responded to a report of a dog log book at the Stoughton whimpering on the 200 block Police Department. of North Page Street. The dog was believed to have been July 26 injured in a fight with a rac1:10 p.m. A 33-year-old coon, however, the dog could man was flipping off custom- not be located. ers at the bait shop on East 6:36 a.m. A raccoon was Main Street. The man was captured in a live trap on intoxicated and went home. South Monroe Street. The animal was taken by an officer to July 27 the outer edge of the city near 1:30 a.m. A 48-year-old Taylor Lane. man was arrested for battery, 4:06 p.m. A 24-year-old damaging property and disor- woman and a 23-year-old derly conduct after a fight on man were arrested after a East South Street near Acad- domestic dispute on the 200 emy Street. A car window was block of West Main Street. broken during the dispute The man was arrested for with a 46-year-old woman. battery while the woman was 6:30 p.m. Two men were cited for bail jumping and discited for soliciting without a orderly conduct. permit after a caller reported 5:33 p.m. A 16 year old was that she had bought meat cited for failure to yield after from the men and was hav- pulling out from Roby Road ing second thoughts. The men left onto Highway 51 and was were in the Hyland Drive area. struck by a northbound car. 8:08 p.m. Officers respondJuly 28 ed to Mandt Park for a report 2:18 a.m. A 21-year-old of people chasing geese and man was cited for OWI on a truck running over a goose. Jackson Street near Highway No dead or injured geese were 51. found. 2:26 a.m. A 49-year-old 8:29 p.m. A 23-year-old man requested police run the man was arrested for posseslicense plate of a vehicle that sion of narcotics with intent he has seen frequently parked to deliver, possession of mariin front of his girlfriend’s juana and possession of drug house during the evenings. paraphernalia at Stoughton Police advised that the infor- Trailers. mation is not public and can9:20 p.m. A 29-year-old not be disclosed. man was arrested for misdemeanor battery and disorderly July 29 conduct after a domestic dis12:54 a.m. Officers pute where he allegedly “put his hands around (the vic- were looking for worms. The boys agreed to fill in the holes tim’s) throat.” and move along. July 30 11:21 a.m. A 69-year-old July 31 man called police after a new 2:01 a.m. An officer initineighbor yelled at him for ated a foot chase after three handing candy out to her kids. young suspects fled when the The man was advised to not squad car pulled on Palmer hand candy out. Street near Lincoln Avenue. 4:29 p.m. Police respond- The officer did not catch the ed to Kegonsa Elementary suspects but recovered a School after a caller com- backpack with full and empplained about some young ty cans of Milwaukee’s Best boys digging holes in on Light. –Mark Ignatowski school property. The boys

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Letters to the editor

Coffee Break festival was family-friendly
Several members of our coalition attended the Coffee Break Festival, and we were very impressed with the organization of the event, especially the restrictions that were placed on the consumption of alcohol. The festival was truly a family friendly event. Reasonable guidelines were enacted that ensured that the adults who wished to consume alcohol could continue to do so, while controlling unintended access and attractiveness to youth: • The beer garden was set off to the side and fully enclosed. • The main area had not a single alcohol sign but lots of caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages. • Signs were placed at the edge of the festival space making it clear alcohol could not leave the area. We believe that it takes a collaborative effort by all segments of the community to achieve our goal of reducing risky behaviors among Stoughton youth. In order to increase opportunities for our youth to grow and develop to their full potential, we know we need to pay attention to unintended messages, as well as actually making healthy choices easier. The Stoughton Chamber of Commerce and the festival organizers certainly did their part and they should be commended. StoughtonCARES

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The makings of a best-selling book
recently met bestselling mystery author Louise Penny at the release of her new book, “How the Light Gets In,” and it got me thinking about how books become best-sellers. In the case of this book, the publisher (St. Martin Minotaur) initially printed 300,000 copies, and all were sold before the release date. In other words, the book was already in its second printing before it was MacDonald even available for sale. That made me wonder what is it that makes a book a best-seller before it’s even released? To be a best-seller, it helps if a book has some combination of unique characters, original plot, exotic setting, action adventure, romance, attention-grabbing writing, a great title or a timely topic. An attractive cover doesn’t hurt, and of course, the reputation of the author makes all the difference. But the truth is, nobody knows in advance how well a book is going to sell. Publishers try to predict, but even if it’s educated guesswork, it’s still guesswork nonetheless. The most certain sales are books by authors whose works have consistently been best-sellers, such as Dan Brown, Jodi Picoult or Stephen King. Even with a “best-selling” author, there is no guarantee. Louise Penny’s previous book

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debuted in the number 2 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List. Yet, her latest book, even with pre-release sales of 300,000 hasn’t made the list at all, at least not yet. The competition is fierce. The New York Times’ list tracks weekly sales of fiction and non-fiction books by format such as hardcover, paperback and e-Book. Other lists cover longer time periods and may also include audio books. More and more books are coming out simultaneously in multiple formats, so there’s a good case for tallying up sales of all of them. A typical press run (number of copies printed) for a new novel by an author who has already been published but is not really well-known could be anywhere between 10,000 and 30,000 copies. However, once an author has a reputation as a “best-selling” author, the print run could jump to 300,000, 500,000 or even 700,000 or more. One way to compare best-sellers over the decades is to look at a book’s sales as a percentage of the American population when the book was printed. This definition was created and used by Frank Luther Mott (1886-1964) in his book “Golden Multitudes: the Story of Best Sellers in the United States,” which, not surprisingly, did not achieve bestseller status. It’s a useful method to compare books from different time periods. Using Mott’s method, a book that sold 200,000 copies in 1900 was more of a best-seller than a

book that sells 400,000 today. A Wikipedia entry online lists the most-printed singlevolume books and book series of all time. It’s only an estimate because some books are printed in so many different editions they are impossible to track. But it contains some interesting information. “The Bible” leads the list with an estimated 2.5 billion copies printed. The closest competitor is “Quotations from Chairman Mao,” with 800 million copies, followed by the Quran at 400 million. Number 4 on the list is the “Xinhua Zidian,” a Chinese dictionary also near 400 million. The first novel on the list is “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, at the number 5 spot, with 200 million copies. If you’re working on the next best-seller, here’s some advice from a 1998 New York Times Magazine story, “How to Manufacture a Best Seller,” which is still relevant today: In your book, be sure that the hero and the villain are experts. Give the hero a back-up team of additional experts in various fields, and have two on the team fall in love. Be sure that the villain and the hero live to do battle again in a sequel. (That will be your second best seller.) And if you get bogged down, just kill somebody. See you on the best seller lists! Richard MacDonald is the director of the Stoughton Public Library.


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Teachers focus on reading, writing
By Scott De Laruelle
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Shillelagh Open set for Sunday
The Shillelagh Foundation’s annual golf tournament and fundraiser will take place Sunday, Sept. 8, at Stoughton Country Club. This will be the 39th year for the annual fundraiser, which is the largest for the foundation. Net proceeds from the event will go toward future health care projects, according to the fundraiser’s materials. Last year, the Shillelagh Open golf tournament that raised about $12,000 for causes that include the Stoughton Food Pantry, the Holiday Fund, Seniors in Need and the Stoughton Area Resource Team. The Open has raised about $286,000 since its inception almost four decades ago. The Open offers an 18-hole golf scramble. Tickets cost $100 a person and include lunch, golf, a cart, hole prizes and more. “Hole in one” prizes sponsored by R&S Insurance

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What: The 39th annual Shillelagh Open Where: Stoughton Country Club When: Sunday, Sept. 8, with 7:30 a.m. Cost: $100 per person with advance registration (18 holes), or $375 for a foursome. Contact: 873-9258 and CMA Accounting include a $5,000 cash prize. The Open also includes the presentation of the annual “Bill Borman Citizen of the Year” award to recognize a community volunteer. The award is named after the late Bill Borman, who operated the Shillelagh Bar in downtown Stoughton and later founded the foundation itself.

This year, Stoughton schools will be fully implementing a new Readers and Writers’ Workshop model to allow students from kindergarten through eighth grade to spend more time reading and writing, rather than listening to lectures. The new model is patterned after art workshops, where artists would give tips on how to produce a certain piece of art, and then students would receive specific instructions on how to do it themselves, said Stoughton Area School District director of curriculum and instruction Judy Singletary. The key is to make the learning periods more interactive, and provide more opportunities for students to work on their own. “It’s not like it was back in the day, when most of the period was spent with the teacher reading,” she said. “Now, most of the periods the teacher will move around and either host a small group of students if

there are kids who need the same kind of instruction, or move from student to student and hold ‘mini-conferences’ and get the kids going on really specific topics that will move their reading practice forward.” More individualized learning helps students better understand reading and writing assignments, Singletary said. “We see the greatest gains in the course of the year (with that type of teaching), and the kids like it better and the teachers like it better, because there’s way more reading and writing going on,” she said. “We find that our kids check out way more books from the library and they read hundreds of more pages during the school day or in a given week. The kids are given specific instructions in reading and writing, and having time to practice. They also get a voice in what they’re reading, instead of the teacher assigning what book to read, they’re more engaged in reading and writing.”

‘We find that our kids check out way more books from the library and they read hundreds of more pages during the school day or in a given week.’
Judy Singletary SASD director of curriculum and instruction

Singletary said teachers are making a push for nonfiction books for students, to help with their development in reading and writing. “Fiction is a good place to learn how to start reading, but most of the reading we do after elementary school is going to be non-fiction, or technical reading, and we’re doing more and more instruction on how to approach nonfiction or technical reading,” she said. “We do find that kids are very interested in that, and the topics of their choice, and it’s real – it doesn’t have to be this make-believe story.”

Summer reading matters

Singletary said kids who

come back to school next week having kept up on their reading will have a definite advantage over their peers who did not. Stoughton schools offer a four-week summer course during June and July to encourage kids to keep reading. “It’s a very real phenomenon, it isn’t a myth” she said. “Kids who keep practicing keep getting better than kids who stagnate. It’s just like shooting free throws – if you practice every day, you’ll see a marked improvement. If you never practice shooting free throw, you’ll find you can’t really shoot free throws. It’s the same with reading and writing – you’ll see marked improvements.”

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Registration underway for Dream Park event
Registration is now available for an all-inclusive Walk, Run and Roll that is being organized for a group trying to build an inclusive Dream Park in Stoughton. The event is planned for Sept. 28, at a time still to be announced, and features both 10-kilometer and three-kilometer routes. Registration is now available through the Dream Park website at stoughtondreampark.org/funrun. The planned route is a scenic one that starts and ends at Mandt Park and goes through the North side of the City of Stoughton through the Yahara River Trail, looping past Norse Park, the future site of the Stoughton Inclusive Dream Park, before ending at Mandt Park. The 3K route loops through the historic downtown before returning to Mandt Park. The event is open to anyone capable of walking, running or rolling. Registration is $30 for the 10K and $25 for the 3K. Following the Walk, Run and Roll, there will be a “DreamFest” at Mandt Park featuring balloon animals, games, ambulance tours, children's Zumba and inflatables. A group of residents has been raising money to build

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Coming up
Trip to the Quilt Show
p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7. Grandparents Story and Craft The event is sponsored by the On Friday, Sept. 6, people are Friends of the Stoughton Pub- Event invited to be part of the ultimate lic Library. Refreshments will be All ages are invited to celebrate quilting adventure in Madison. served. Grandparents’ Month in September Whether a seasoned quilter, a novat 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9 at the ice, or just curious to learn more Quilting by the River Friends Stoughton Public Library during stoabout quilting, all quilting buffs will The group continues to create and ry and crafter time. Call 873-8585 to thoroughly enjoy this opportunity collect beautiful quilts for distribu- register. to learn, laugh and draw inspiration tion to veterans each year on Vetfrom quilting masters who will share eran’s Day. their ideas and expertise. They will be holding their fall We All Forget People can call the senior center monthly business meetings on the People are invited to attend this for transportation cost. Lunches and following Sundays: Sept. 8, Oct. 13, informational session at 1 p.m., a ticket for admission ($9) can be Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. The meetings Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Stoughpurchased at the show. The ride will are at 1 p.m. at the American Legion ton Senior Center. leave the center at 9 a.m. and return Hall. What’s normal, and what’s not by around 3 p.m. The fall monthly work days will normal for our brains as we age? be held on Wednesdays - Sept. 18 Learn about how our brain works, and Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and what to do if you are concerned Meet the new librarian All events will be held at the Ameri- through this free presentation given People are invited to meet the new can Legion 59 Hall, at 803 N. Page by the Alzheimer’s and Dementia children’s librarian at the Stough- St, Stoughton. For information, con- Alliance of Wisconsin. ton Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 tact Karen Lapidakis at 873-5100.

Community calendar
• 5:30 p.m., Stoughton Kiwanis Club, Vennevoll Clubhouse, stoughtonkiwanis.org • 3:15 p.m., Chess Club at the Stoughton Public Library, stoughtonpubliclibrary.org • 6:30-8 p.m., Adult Craft Club makes “Shrinky Dinks,” Stoughton Public Library, stoughtonpubliclibrary.org • 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Farmer’s Market, 1050 W. Main St., Stoughton Plaza, 873-9443 • 9 a.m., Quilt show trip, Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585 • 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. West Koshkonong Fish Boil, 873-9456 • 10 a.m., Lego club, Stoughton Public Library • 11 a.m., Meet the new children’s librarian, Stoughton Public Library • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mandt Marketplace, Mandt Park, 622-9308 • 1 p.m., Quilting by the River Friends meeting, American Legion Hall • 3:30 p.m., Grandparents storytime, Library • 6 p.m., Stoughton Planning Commission, Public Safety Building • 7 p.m., American Legion Post and Auxiliary, 803 N. Page St., 205-9090 • 7 p.m., SASD board meeting, Administrative and Educational Services Center, 877-5000 Patriot Day • 1 p.m., “We All Forget” memory presentation, Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585 • 7 p.m., Sons of Norway, Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 873-7209 • 5:30 p.m., START fundraiser, Stoughton Wellness and Athletic Center, startstoughton.org • 5:30 p.m., START fundraiser, Stoughton Wellness and Athletic Center, startstoughton.org • 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Farmer’s Market, 1050 W. Main St., Stoughton Plaza, 873-9443 • 1 p.m., Live music with Catfish River Review, Senior Center • 7 a.m. - noon, American Legion breakfast, 803 N. Page St., 205-9090 • 6:30 p.m., Optimists, Pizza Hut, 1424 Hwy. 51, info@stoughtonoptimist.org • 7 p.m., Town of Dunkirk board, Town Hall, 873-9177 • 7 p.m. Town of Dunn board, Town Hall, 838-1081 • 7 p.m., SASD board meeting, Administrative and Educational Services Center, 877-5000 • 6 p.m., Town of Pleasant Springs board meeting, Town Hall, 873-3063 • 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 328, 200 Veterans Road, 8739042 • 6 p.m., Finance Committee, City Hall • 7 p.m., Common Council, Public Safety Building • 5:30 p.m., Stoughton Kiwanis Club, Vennevoll Clubhouse, stoughtonkiwanis.org

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Fulton Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton Weekday Mass: At Nazareth House and St. Ann’s Church - Check the weekly bulletin or call 873-6448 or 873-7633. Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.; Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Ann Catholic Church

Thursday, Sept. 12 Thursday, Sept. 12 Friday, Sept. 13

Christian Assembly Church

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Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church
1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton 873-5924 Sunday Worship: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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Cooksville Lutheran Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton 873-9838 • www.lakevc.org. Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. - Worship

LakeView Church

2633 Church St., Cottage Grove, Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship 11 a.m. Bible study

Sunday, Sept. 15

Thought for the week
Sensitive Egos
My brothers and I were recently engaged in a conversation about our childhood in which we all felt compelled to apologize for our youthful teasing and taunting of each other. What was interesting to me was that we all felt that in one way or another the teasing and striving with each other had made us more prepared to deal with life. One brother even expressed the worry that “we are so over-sensitized to emotionally abusive people these days that we are cultivating a whole generation of young people who are unable to handle any kind of threats to their fragile egos. When they are bullied they react in ways that are hugely disproportionate to the situation, i.e. suicides, mass shootings, etc.” Perhaps the teasing banter and rough and tumble play of childhood is preparation for life in a world that isn’t always sensitive to the fragile vagaries of our ego. It would be nice, albeit boring, if we lived in a world where everyone was always kind and deferential but until that ideal world arrives, perhaps we should let kids engage in the rough and tumble world of childhood in a way that will prepare them for the real world. Resolving conflict is an important skill that is best learned early in life. – Christopher Simon for Metro News Service “A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.” Proverbs 15: 18

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Lilies, rescue plants featured in July Yard of the Month
Jeff and Marcia Shaffer’s yard has been selected as Stoughton Heritage Garden Club’s July Yard of the Month. Located at 901 Chapin Lane, this attractive corner lot features cool, shaded areas of hosta gardens contrasted with sunny beds of day lilies, Asiatic lilies, bee balm, and evening prim rose. Marcia notes that over the past seven years, she was able to incorporate several rescue plants obtained from various job sites to enhance her landscape design. The Heritage Garden Club meets the third Tuesday morning of each month. New members welcome. For more information, contact Kay Davis at 873-4886.

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Jeff and Marcia Shaffer’s yard, featuring plants rescued from job sites over the last seven years, won the July Yard of the Month from the Stoughton Heritage Garden Club.

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The Courier Hub now sells photos on smugmug.com that will be mailed directly to you. The prices haven’t changed, but the convenience has. You can go to ungphotos.smugmug. com/StoughtonCourierHub and click on photo galleries on the top bar. That will take you to our smugmug account where you can browse photos. There are also links under the photo galleries tab that link directly to community and sports photos. If a photo you want is not in a gallery, email reporter Victoria Vlisides at communityreporter@wcinet.com.

Local artists earn award
Andrea Herkert of Belleville and her apprentice Nancy Odalen of Stoughton have been given an award from The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB). The award in rosemaling, a style of art derived from Norway that consists of painting primarily floral designs onto wooden furniture, was one of ten awards given out to Wisconsin folk artists through the WAB Folk Arts Apprenticeship Programs. Artists agreed to take on one or more apprentices for the one year of instruction and mentorship. The apprenticeship concludes in a community presentation. For more information on the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program go to artsboard. wisconsin.gov.

Rendering courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Hwy. 51 between South Quam Drive and Hwy. AB and B will be closed for about four weeks starting later this month. The detour route is shown with the dotted lines. Hwy. 51 east of Stoughton will have lane closures this week.

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Continued from page 1 November. The road will be open to local traffic and businesses in the area, unless otherwise noted by the contractor, the WisDOT said. Further details about the project will be discussed at a preconstruction meeting between the WisDOT and contractors in the next week or so, Neuhauser said. Sign boards alerting drivers to the closure will go up two weeks before work is slated to start, he said. Through traffic will be detoured along Hwy. B to Hwy. N north of Stoughton. From there, drivers head north to Interstate 39/90 and to Madison’s Beltline. The existing concrete roadway will be crushed into rubble and used as a baselayer for about 5.5 inches of asphalt. The repairs are meant to be a 10-15 year fix, as the area is under consideration for major improvements as part of the Hwy. 51 corridor study being undertaken by the WisDOT. WisDOT project manager David Layton said the need for repairs came up about a year and a half ago at the request of department maintenance workers.

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Cross country

Vikings race to sixth-place finishes
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Merchants shortstop TJ DiPrizio (left) cuts off a ball up the middle in the seventh inning Sunday for a double play as Stoughton rolled 10-3 over the host Monona Braves. The win moved the Merchants to within one win from their first Home Talent League championship in 27 years.

Two down, one game to go
Merchants host Middleton in winner-take-all game
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Road victories continued to pile up for the Stoughton Merchants Home Talent team Sunday at Ahuska Park in Monona as third baseman

Jake Wenzel collected three hits, drove in three runs and scored three times in the 10-3 win over the Brewers. The Merchants now have a shot to closeout their first league championship since 1986 on Sunday in Stoughton at Norse Park. Stoughton jumped out to 6-2 advantage with four runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by Wenzel’s three-run home run.

“The guys in front of me in the order did a great job to get on base and I was just trying to put a good swing on the ball,” Wenzel said. Stoughton’s leading hitter all season, the third baseman did that and then some, driving the first-pitch fastball of reliever Dave Scheidell over the left-center field fence. “I knew he was struggling a little bit with the zone, walking Dave (Hanson) and Rory (Menzer) ahead

of me,” Wenzel said. “I was just trying to set back and wait for a fastball and he ended up giving it to me on the first pitch.” Stoughton first baseman Sean Gerber also had three hits, scored three runs and drove in three runs. Starter Ben Riffle was once again lights out on the mound, allowing two runs on eight hits over seven

Junior Nikki Staffen ran to a fourth-place finish in 16 minutes, 17 seconds Saturday at the Terror Invitational in Appleton. Freshman Alyson Weum also broke 17 minutes, finishing 13th overall in 16:54. “I knew that Aly ran all summer and had run near Nikki in practice so I felt it was reasonable that she would run fast,” Stoughton head coach Patrick Schneider said. “However, you never can be sure how freshmen will react to running the 4K distance for the first time.” Needless to say she is expected to be an asset this season. Senior Ashley Harnack finished as the team’s third runner in 17:30 – good for 34th place. Fellow seniors Megan Reese (47th) and Hannah Sonsalla (58th) finished in 18:13 and 18:44, respectively. Stoughton finished sixth overall with 156 points and an average time of 17:32. Sophomore Jenna Gardner and junior Katie Roe also competed on varsity, but didn’t score. Kimberly and Oshkosh West tied with 71 points apiece, though the Papermakers took home top honors with a faster average time. Appleton North (80) finished a close third. Stoughton’s JV team came away with a seventhplace finish. The Vikings travel to the site of this year’s WIAA

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Core returns to lead girls on the court
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Experience returns with four of six returning letterwinners for the Stoughton High School varsity volleyball team being starters in 2012. Seniors Maren Schultz, Patricia Dumas, Carissa Klubertanz and junior Olivia Dorscheid return after helping Stoughton to a 21-12 overall record last season. Returning senior Annalise Panthofer and junior Annie Fergus, who both saw time on the court, join them. “We are an athletic team that is going to continue to improve,” head coach Kelly Sorensen wrote in a preview questionnaire. “We have a great group of girls, and they are ready to work hard to earn a position on the court.” Schultz returns after being third on

team with 155 kills and first with 66 total blocks. Klubertanz is also key with blocks after picking up 58 in 2012. She also added 38 kills. Stoughton graduated Katlynn Wirag and Josie Logan who led Stoughton with 298 and 252 kills, respectively. Logan and Wirag were also key on blocks with 40 and 33, respectively. Dumas steps into the role as a top setter this season. She had 206 assists last season, which was second on the team. Lexi Potter is graduated after leading the team with 470. She also led the team with 63 aces. Dumas collected 28 aces. Dorscheid returns as a defensive specialist. She led Stoughton with 423 digs last year. Wirag (328 digs), Logan (238 digs) and Potter (218 digs) were also key on serves received

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Turn to Volleyball/Page 11 Olivia Dorscheid and Maren Schultz; (back) Carissa Klubertanz, Annie Fergus and Patricia Dumas.

The returning letterwinners for the Stoughton High School volleyball team (front, from left) are: Annalise Panthofer,


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Girls golf

Vikes take second at Viking’s offense falls flat at Reedsburg Portage Invitational
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor


Anthony Iozzo

Assistant sports editor

Senior Becky Klongland shot a 74 last Wednesday at the Portage Invitational as the Stoughton girls g o l f t e a m Klongland finished second to Verona with a 336. Verona junior Jessica Reinecke was first overall with a 71 to lead the Wildcats to a 332. Juniors Ashli Stolen and Kailey Taebel followed Klongland’s score with an 85 and an 87, respectively. Taylor Wise finished the scoring with a 90. Janesville Parker took

third with a 342, and Oregon was fourth with a 362. Oregon senior Morgan McCorkle was third overall with a 75. Stoughton traveled to University Ridge Golf Course Wednesday for a Milton Invitational, but the results did not meet the Courier Hub’s Tuesday deadline. Stoughton travels to Monona Golf Course at 4 p.m. Friday for a Badger South dual, and it travels to Old Hickory Golf Course at 1 p.m. Saturday for the Beaver Dam invitational. Stoughton also hosts Portage and Badger South rival in dual matches Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Both matches are at 3:30 p.m. at Stoughton Country Club.

Senior PJ Rosowski hauled in a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Luke Logan early in the second quarter to pull Stoughton even with the host Beavers. Logan went on to pass for 108 yards, but it was far from enough as the Vikings’ offense sputtered in its second game, piling up just 153 yards in a 31-7 Badger Conference crossover loss at Reedsburg. Junior Austin Schyvinck completed just four-of-six pass Friday, which included touchdown passes of 23 and 57 yards and ran for a score of 14 yards for Reedsburg. Stoughton (106) and the Beavers (104) passed for nearly identical yardage, but it was Reedsburg that

racked up 230 yards on the ground compared to 47 by the Vikings. Schyvinck led the way with 106 yards for the Beavers. “The issue with defending Reedsburg offense is they have a lot of weapons, and they did a very good job of utilizing all of their players at key points during the game,” head coach Jason Thiry said. While Stoughton had racked up over 500 yards of offense in an opening week win over Sauk Prairie, including more than 400 on the ground, the Beavers held them to just total 153 yards on Friday. “Reedsburg and Sauk are both good programs,” Thiry said. “Part of a new system is gaining confidence that we can move the ball each and every week. “We must coach our kids better

to block in order to get some first downs strung together, and be more consistent on putting drives together.” The Vikings now have two big tests coming up against a pair of Badger South Conference teams with their sights set on winning a league title. Stoughton travels to Fort Atkinson (2-0) at 7 p.m. Friday before hosting Madison Edgewood (1-1) on Sept. 13. “We need to worry about Stoughton football, and improving the Stoughton football program everyday,” Thiry said. “Our program is based around blocking, tackling, and playing solid special teams each night out. “We will continue to work on those areas each day at all three levels.”

HTL: Merchants look for first title since 1986
Continued from page 9 innings. Stoughton has now outscored the opposition 21-6 on the road in its first two games of the Final Four. “You give Riff the lead and he’s tough to beat,” Seffens said. “At this point anybody is – all these are good hitting teams. You can’t take anything for granted. No lead feels safe right now.” Reliever Erick Sperloen struck out three and allowed one run over the final two innings. “Our pitching has been great,” Wenzel said. “I think ever since we made it to the playoffs, there’s been a sense of relief ... We could just come out and play our game.” For those that don’t remember, the Merchants, who were tied with McFarland for the second and final Southeast playoff spot back in early July, fell to the Muskies and first-place Orfordville in back-to-back weekends. Stoughton then needed McFarland to lose in the final week to slip into the playoffs before going on an unprecedented playoff-tear. “Everything he hit seems to be falling and we’re scoring a lot of runs,” Wenzel said. “It’s great.” Stoughton chased Monona starter Zac Najacht in the fifth with RBI singles from Gerber and TJ DiPrizio. Nine innings now separate Stoughton and Middleton (coming off a 17-11 win over Verona) in a winner-take-all championship game Sunday at Norse Park. Monona manager Chris Alexander whose team dropped to 0-2 with the loss, said his club has not played championship baseball for the past two weeks. The Merchants, who haven’t played a home game since July 28, haven’t won the league title since 1986. Middleton

Boys soccer

Vikings fall to DeForest in OT
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Close games are becoming the norm for the Stoughton boys soccer team this season, but things didn’t go the Vikings way Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime loss against DeForest. VJ Ally scored the gamewinner for the Norskies (5-1 overall) on a penalty kick just under two minutes into the first overtime after being tangled up with Dylan Wenker as he cut into the box. “I know it sounds silly since we lost our last two games, but we certainly are going in the right direction as a team,” head coach Dave Wermuth said. Ike Landers knotted the game twice for Stoughton (3-3-1 overall) in the second half to eventually force overtime. He scored with an assist to Endre Krumholz in the 57th minute, five minutes after Tyler Rau made it 2-1 with a free kick. Landers first tied the game in the 45th minute with an assist to Devin Wermuth. Senior goalie Hank Guzman picked up eight saves

for Stoughton. Dalton Van Schoyck collected seven saves for DeForest. The Vikings travel to Watertown at 7 p.m. Thursday, and to Monroe at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the first Badger South game of the season.

Stoughton 2, Poynette-Portage 1 (OT)

Landers scored the gamewinning goal four minutes into the second overtime Aug. 27 to give the Vikings a 2-1 win at Poynette-Portage. Ethan Genter picked up an assist on the goal. Dakota Andre scored the other goal for Stoughton unassisted in the fourth minute. Guzman finished with two saves for the Vikings.

BD 2, Stoughton 1

Devin Wermuth scored Stoughton’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Beaver Dam last Thursday. Senior defender Lupe Alvizo scored twice for Beaver Dam in the first half, while Devin Wermuth cut the deficit in half in the 68th minute. Guzman finished with two saves for Stoughton.

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Stoughton pitcher Ben Riffle adjusts his cap during the seventh inning of a humid win Sunday at Ahuska Park in Monona.

on the other hand, hasn’t won it all since 2002. “I don’t know what it’s like there,” manager Dale Seffens joked. “It’s been a long time. I’m kind of tempted to call up Middleton and play it on the road.” Middleton beat the Merchants twice

this season in Thursday Night League action, but this will be their first meeting on Sundays. “Look at the crowd we’ve had the last two weeks on the road,” Wenzel said. “It will be great playing at home next week for a championship.”

2nd Annual Stoughton Wrestling Club Golf Outing
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013 Location: Coachman’s Golf Resort, Stoughton, WI Schedule: 9:45AM Tee Times Begin, 3:00PM Social Hour, 4:30PM Dinner/ Program Cost: Dinner Only-$15, 9 Holes+Dinner-$60, 18 Holes+Dinner-$75 Visit www.stoughtonwrestling.com for details on how to RSVP.

XC: Harriers finish sixth at Terrier Invite
Continued from page 9 Division 1 sectional Saturday for the Verona Invitational at 9:30 a.m. Upperclassmen Giles France (junior) and Max Fergus, meanwhile, finished 49th and 51st in 19:29 and 19:31, respectively. Junior Ryan Sperle and senior Will Clark both ran on varsity, but did not score. Overall, one minute and three seconds was all that separated the team’s top five scores. The pack, which averaged a time of 19 minutes, however, will need to focus on moving up the ranks over the next two months. “We have not had that level of excellence since 2003,” Vikings head coach Susan Zaemisch said. “As a team we finished sixth against some of the top programs in the Fox Valley area.” Kimberly (38) held off Oshkosh West (46) for top honors once again in the boys race while Appleton North (101) finished a distant third. The Vikings’ JV team finished third behind the ninth-place finish of freshman Garrett Model. Zaemisch said both the varsity and JV teams exceeded her expectation. Model launched himself into a varsity spot for this Saturday’s Verona Invite. Gabe Ross, who also ran JV, will also be competing at the varsity level.



The event will honor the 1972 State Championship Team. Coach Eric Dahmen will also be recognized for his retirement after over 25 years of involvement with Stoughton Wrestling.

Senior Santiago Sarthou finished 18th overall in his first race as the Vikings top runner, helping Stoughton finish sixth out of 14 teams at the Terror Invitational. Sarthou covered the 5K course in a lifetime best 18:01 to lead freshman teammate Tristan Jenny to the finish line by 39 seconds. Jenny and fellow freshman Owen Roe (19:18) finished 29th and 43rd overall.


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Girls swimming
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Stoughton moves up to sixth at relay meet
What a difference a year and a full lineup can make – just askStoughton girls swimming coach Elise McLaury, who watched her team jump from eighth to sixth place in the standings of the Vikings annual conference relay meet. “We almost had two relays in each event and to not get eighth place in any of the events was a huge improvement from last year as well,” McLaury said. Tuesday’s relay meet was also a great meet to let the girls swim different events. McLaury said it’s also exciting to be able to swim a lot of 50’s. Stoughton’s highest finish came in the 200 butterfly where the relay quarter of seniors Katherine Rude and Mari Grady, sophomore Sophie Pitney and freshman Averie Ness finished runner-up in 1 minute, 59.72 seconds to a very talented McFarland team. “We have never really stacked that relay before, but we decided to go for it,” McLaury said. The move obvioulsy paid off for the Vikings, whose next highest finishes came from the 200 free (grade specific) relay. “We have some really quick freshman and sophomores that swam to a third-place finish with all of them swimming best split times,” McLaury said. Swimming on that relay were: sophomores Shaylee Kooima,

Volleyball: Vikes drop first
two matches of the season
Continued from page 9 last season. 2012 – Lauren Pfeifer and Hannah Wiessman. The Blackhawks return Abby Schoonover, Kylie Coleman, Abby Stahl, Makayla Rowley, Jourdyn Cluver, Emily Alwin, Savannah Bakken, Kenzie Leith, Kylie Frohmader and Julia Hanson. Stoughton travels to Fort Atkinson at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, and it travels to Oregon Thursday, Sept. 19. The Vikings host Milton at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, and it hosts Madison Edgwood at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

Victoria Griffin and Eva Anderson, as well as freshman Alex Asleson. Earlier in the night, Stoughton’s upperclassmen finished strong enough for fourth in that same relay (Alexus Crockett, Savanna Smith, Raleigh Schigur and Grady). “The whole team swam with a lot of confidence tonight,” McLaury said. “We have a few things to work on, but I’m excited for our dual meet season to begin.” Bella Lenz was the only Viking to have a best time, posting a 35.32 in the 50 free. Stoughton’s next meet is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at home against Monona Grove. The Vikings are then off until Sept. 17 at Madison Edgewood High School.

Conference preview

Girls tennis

Benoy secures Vikings lone win in loss to Monona Grove
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Freshman Sarah Benoy won in her varsity singles debut for the Stoughton girls tennis team Tuesday at home. Benoy’s 6-2, 6-3 victory, however, was the only win of the evening for the Vikings, who fell 6-1 to visiting Monona Grove in their Badger South Conference debut. “Sarah played a nice match to get her first singles win,” head coach Ryan Reischel said. “I thought she improved on forcing her opponent to move more side to side as the match progressed and putting balls away.” Fellow freshman Kendra Halverson

almost joined Benoy in the win column, but instead dropped one of two Stoughton three-set matches after winning the first set, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. “Kendra doesn’t really have a finishing shot right now, which is something we are working on,” Reischel said. “But she battles in every match and gives herself a chance to win.” Seniors Marissa Despins and Natalie Clerkin were the only other Vikings’ flight to force a third set, falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, at No. 3 doubles. Though she fell 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Reischel said freshman Payton Kahl’s match was more competitive than the score indicated. “Payton played very well, every match went deuce against the

conference champion at No. 4 singles from a year ago,” Reischel said. “I thought she did a nice job.” Playing three freshman at varsity singles is a move Reischel hopes will only expedite their development. “We’re hoping by getting them all some varsity singles action, they can make a lot of strides quickly,” Reischel said. Stoughton hosts Oregon in a conference dual at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. The Vikings move on to host their annual invitational at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Like the boys tournament, all singles matches will take place in Stoughton, while doubles are played in Oregon.

Oregon, Madison Edgewood, Milton and Fort Atkinson are expected to be tough this season in the Badger South Conference. Stoughton finished 6-6 last season, but it will have an even tougher road in 2013. Edgewood was first last season at 11-1. It returns Sam Foti, Kaelyn Kessel, Haley Schwenn, Jessie Tipple, Sarah Grace Kuypers, Lexi Cuta and Katie Maher. The Crusaders do lose all four defensive specialists, including Olivia Parman, and they lose middle hitter Emily Bongard. Oregon (9-3) returns seniors Maddy Gits, Madi Klonsinski, Jamie Wood, Dani Loomis and Regan Pauls. They also return junior Riley Rosemeyer. The Panthers lose Morgan Hacker, Katie Tushoski, Lisa Johnson and Lexi Smith. Milton (9-3) returns captain Lauren Streets, Samantha Scalissi, Samantha Soddy, Jennifer Krausse, Sydney Hecimovich and Stephanie Hanewold. The Red Hawks do lose captains Allison Schullo and Katie Soddy. Fort Atkinson (5-7) only loses two girls from

Sauk Prairie 3, Stoughton 0

Stoughton fell 3-0 (1925, 21-25, 19-25) to Sauk Prairie Aug. 27 in the season opener. Fergus finished with seven kills, while Schultz picked up three aces. Schultz also led with 16 digs, while Dorscheid (12) and Fergus (10) also contributed. Junior Lindsay Bach led with nine assists, while Dumas added seven.

Reedsburg 3, Stoughton 1

The Vikings traveled to Reedsburg last Thursday and fell 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 17-25, 17-25). Schultz had 10 kills, while sophomore Hannah Hobson added five blocks. Dorscheid led with 13 digs, and Bach picked up two aces. Dumas led with 18 assists.

Mandt Communit y Center • 400 Mandt Park way • Stoughton, WI 53589
Le arn to Sk ate (LTS) – all ages This program focuses on introducing children to the concepts of ice skating through non-competitive on-ice activities. This program is intended to provide children with the fundamentals necessary to continue on into any of SYHA’s offered programs. Practice sessions are well structured, positive, and done in a FUN and social environment. Registration information is through the City of Stoughton Rec Department – (608) 873-6746 or e-mail stoughtonrecreation@ci.stoughton.wi.us Mini-Vikes – ages 4 to 6 SYHA MINI-VIKES HOCKEY is a FUN, enjoyable way to learn to skate and play hockey. This program is for children ages 4-6 who are looking for fun this winter! Skaters will participate in 1 to 2 practices per week which include non-competitive activities. Practices are structured according to the guidelines set in the USA Hockey ADM Model. This program provides a fun, inexpensive way for children to get excited about the sport of ice hockey. The program is structured to ensure the practices are well organized ensuring children remain active and have fun by engaging in ice activities and games. Emphasis is always on the kids having fun. Might y Vikes – ages 7 to 8 SYHA Mighty Vikes HOCKEY is a FUN, enjoyable way to further one’s hockey skills. This program is for children ages 7-8 who are looking to learn the fundamentals of hockey! Skaters will participate in 2 to 3 weekly practices which include non-competitive cross-ice games. Practices are structured according to the guidelines set in the USA Hockey Initiation program guide. This program provides a fun, inexpensive way for children to get excited about the sport of ice hockey. U10/U12 Coed Rec Te am (Formerly Super Vikes) – ages 9 to 12 This program is a low-cost scaled back recreational program for new skaters, skaters who may want to return to hockey or are not ready for the commitment of a full club program. Players will play both home and away games against other local associations with similar groups. If you have any questions regarding any of our IHP programs or registration, ple ase contact Bill Vinson at (608) 2392411 or e-mail Bill at president@stoughtonhockey.com



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Alder: Young newcomer expected to bring ‘fresh perspective’ to Common Council
Continued from page 1 stunned – and was phoning his wife to tell her the news and go out for ice cream. Urven and his wife, a first-grade teacher at St. Ann’s School, rent an apartment in Dist. 4, and Urven works as a delivery driver for Pizza Hut. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy from Marian College in Fond du Lac. He graduated in 2006. Several alders said they voted for Urven because they felt he would bring a fresh perspective to the council and represent a segment of the community that did not have a voice in local government. Ironically, Carter, a retired editorial director for Mapping Specialists, Ltd of Madison and someone with extensive community service experience, told the council he was running to give a voice to residents of Dist. 4 who had been “under-represented.” “I was strongly encouraged to come and hopefully join the council again,” he said. Carter and Urven were competing for a seat in Dist. 4 left vacant by the resignation of Eric Olstad in late May. The council left the application process open after deadlines passed twice without anyone seeking the seat. The two applicants filled out and submitted a questionnaire as part of the application process. They then appeared in person last Tuesday to verbally answer those questions and a few other posed by council members. Asked what issues are of most concern to the city,

Q&A with Ross Urven
Hub: Why were you interested in applying for the position? Urven: It was just one of those things that I had been kind of on the fringes of before in my life. And with it being available with getting around the campaigning part of it, which is my least favorite part of politics, I thought that it was a good time to throw my hat in the ring and maybe provide a perspective that’s not always there. Hub: Where are you from originally? Urven: I spent 10 years in Whitewater and then after that I spent 11 in Fond du Lac. And before that we traveled a lot, so it was in many different places. Hub: You’ll be the youngest person on the council. Do you think that will work to your advantage as far as bringing a different perspective to the council? Urven: I would think so. Nothing against him (Carter) at all, but there does seem to be a lot of older perspectives on the council as it is. Hub: What brought you to Stoughton? Urven: My wife works as a first-grade teacher at St. Ann’s. And we had that same kind of arrangement as a lot of couples do before they get married: Whoever has the better job at the time gets to determine where you live. Hub: You responded to the question about the issues facing Stoughton today and talked about the conditions of the roads. Is there anything else besides that that seems like an important issue for the city? Urven: I’m a little concerned about the city becoming just a commuter town, and a lot of residents being not as invested in Stoughton as they are in Madison. I’m not sure how to address that at this point. I look forward to hearing other people’s ideas on that. Hub: What do you like to do when you’ve got some free time? Urven: I am an avid reader. My father got me reading like Piers Anthony and Isaac Asimov as a kid. I’m also a passable ballroom dancer. I do a little of that sometimes. On Sunday I had sponsored a dance at the old studio I used to work at in Fond du Lac. Sonny, there’s a wealth of experience already. If it was a situation where we had a smaller council and we had no experience on the council, I might have voted differently. “Part of it was I really like Ross’ answers because they were really short and succinct,” Swadley said. “I appreciated that, and he seemed to be honest and pretty open minded as far as what he can bring and what his expectations would be.” Urven said he would consider running for the seat when it’s up for election in April. It depends on how “suitable” he is as an alder, he said.

Photo by Bill Livick

Acting city clerk Pili Hougan swears in newly appointed Ald. Ross Urven last Tuesday in the council chambers.

Urven mentioned the condition of local streets and roads, while Carter cited the lack of economic development. “I would bring in various experts and listen to proposals from different sources to improve road condition as well as deal effectively with winter storms,” Urven wrote in his application. Carter said he would work to promote Stoughton as a job creator, improve economic stability and broaden the tax base to ease the burden on homeowners. He also said he would work to approve the development of Kettle Park West and bring jobs to the city.

Alders explain votes

The vote to fill the vacant seat seemed to break along lines related to time served on the council.

Longer-serving alders favored Carter, while newer members opted for Urven. “I voted for him (Urven) because I thought that he would bring a fresh viewpoint to the council,” said Majewski (Dist. 3). “He comes from a different angle from the majority of the council and he’s relatively new to the community, so he’s got fresh eyes.” Longtime Ald. Lawrence (Dist. 2) said he voted for Carter because he’d worked with him and appreciated his experience. “I know him and worked with him for quite a few years on the council and I respect his decision-making process,” Lawrence said. “I think from what I saw in the interview process, Ross seemed like a smart young guy. I think he’ll be fine and a good addition to

the council. I look forward to working with him. “You never know on these kinds of things,” he added. “But if it wouldn’t have been for Tim, he would have had my vote easily.” Swadley (Dist. 1) said it was a difficult decision because the applicants were “totally different.” One was a wealth of knowledge and experience, while the other offers “kind of a new perspective.” “I just thought at this time it would be kind of nice to get that new perspective on things,” he said. “I’m hoping that Ross will bring that.” Swadley added that with a council of 12, much of Carter’s experience “we currently have with some of the other members. Between Paul and Ron and

Budget: Preliminary results put municipal court, urban forestry below funding line
Continued from page 1 But simply operating more efficiently won’t be enough to make up for what is close to a $300,000 budget deficit, she said. “What it means is that we’ll need to reduce services,” she lamented. “We haven’t identified yet what they might be. We’ll work real hard not to go that route, but in order to do some things we’re going to have to stop doing others.” She said the situation “clearly highlights the need” for more economic development in the city.

Savings suggestions
Results teams’ suggestions to save money: • police department K9 unit should be entirely self-funded • school resource officer should be fully funded by the school district • turn municipal court cases over to Dane County, “if financially cost effective” • reduce funding for city website and local cable TV • reduce the size of the council by one alder per district • reduce the amount spent on city attorney • look for an alternative to the city assessor • look at offering concessions at Opera House • increase late fees at library • expand nightly hours during weekend of shared ride taxi service an attractive, welcoming community that values arts, culture and recreation. The teams were asked to rank the importance of services offered by the city’s various departments. Team members considered the cost of each service and how well it fit the goals of their priority area. Those priorities were identified in a single statement. For example, one team’s strategic priority as stated as: I want to live in a community that has a stable, self-sufficient local economy. The local economy team then took into account the city’s vision and mission statements as it ranked a host of services in terms of importance and cost. In this case, the team determined that marketing the Stoughton Opera House as a “destination location” was the lowest priority among a list of five service options, or department head “offers.” “While the Opera House does add value to the community, our group has concerns that the Opera House

Ranking services

At last week’s Common Council meeting, alders heard what four committees – known as “results teams” in the city’s Budgeting for Outcomes method – suggested as services that are indispensable and services that could be reduced or eliminated. Each team was assigned a priority area that the council used in is strategic planning process in January. The priorities included: 1. a community with a stable, self-sufficient local economy; 2. a community with a citizen-focused, well-run government; 3. a community that is safe, healthy and secure; 4.

offer is not more self-sustaining and how much of an impact it would have on the objectives of this priority area,” the team wrote in a report to the council. When an offer is ranked so low that there is no available funding to pay it, the offer is considered “below the line.” Other services that fell below the line include: • library services for small businesses • municipal court • building permits and inspections • government media production • the Landmarks Commission • urban forestry • cemetery maintenance • services for visually impaired

Next steps

In an interview, Mayor Olson explained that she and finance director Laurie Sullivan would meet with the city’s Finance Committee on Sept. 10 to go over the results teams’ findings in more detail. “We’ll ask for their input and ask what their priorities are,” she said. She noted that simply because a service has “fallen below the line” does not necessarily mean it will be reduce or eliminated. “If an offer isn’t an

essential service, it’s going to fall pretty low on our priority list – what we call below the line,” she said. “That’s when we have a conversation. Do we continue to offer that service if it’s not a priority? When we run out of money to fund a service, just like we do at home, we have to ask what can we do without. Or what do we have to do without? That’s a harder request.” Olson said after meeting with the Finance Committee, she and Sullivan will spend from Sept. 9 – 19 meeting with department heads and going into detail about the day-to-day operations of the department and the services it provides. ”That’s where we squeeze out the extra dollars, if we can, and see what we can bring back above the line,” she said. Throughout October the council and other city officials will hold a series of budget “workshops” on the way to finalizing the 2014 budget. Last year, as a result of a large budget gap, the city reduced curbside brush collection from once a month to twice in the spring and twice in the fall. It’s an example of a service that initially fell below the funding level

but was not eliminated completely. Olson said when there is no available funding for a service and it is in danger of being discontinued, her job is “to find out if we can make changes to the offers that are above the line to help fund some that are below the line.” When she makes her final budget presentation to the council, “it’s their job to turn it upside down and inside out and agree with my choices, or make suggestions about how to do it better,” she said. She thinks the city’s relatively new budgeting method is working well because it helps the council prioritize services and learn the actual cost of each service. “I don’t think budgets have ever been easy,” she said, “but with the levy limits and revenue constraints and everything that we’re facing today, it’s just doubly difficult. The lack of growth is something that our community needs to know about,” she added. “That’s what is making providing services extremely difficult.”


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Jeanene Lavonne Hestnes Alery
Visitation will be held they are the charming garat Gunderson East Funeral deners who make our souls Home, 5203 Monona Dr., blossom.” Marcel Proust Madison, from 4-7 p.m. on Cress Funeral Service Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, and at 206 W. Prospect Street the church from 9 a.m. until Stoughton, WI 53589 the time of service on Saturday. 873-9244 In lieu of flowers, donacressfuneralservice.com tions may be made to the Agrace HospiceCare Cen- Irene Holtan ter and/or the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh. com. Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care 5203 Monona Dr. 221-5420 were held at Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton, on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, with the Rev. Mark Petersen presiding. Burial was at Eastside Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial gifts in joyful remembrance of Irene’s life may be made to Covenant Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh.com. Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care 1358 Hwy 51 Stoughton, WI 53589 835-3515 in Debra’s name to Agrace HospiceCare, 3001 W. Memorial Dr., Janesville, 53548. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh. com. Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care 1358 Hwy 51 Stoughton, WI 53589 835-3515 and many relatives and friends. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; and six siblings, Arthur (Ruth), Helen (Arnet) Monson, Florence (Clare) Atkinson, Martha (Sam) Schwartzlow, Harold (Frieda) and George Hanson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at First Lutheran Church, 310 E. Washington Street, Stoughton, with the Rev. Richard Halom officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, following the burial, in the church fellowship hall. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of services Saturday at church. Memorials may be made to Nazareth Health and Rehab. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff and volunteers of Nazareth for their care and compassion. Cress Funeral Service 206 W. Prospect Street Stoughton, WI 53589 873-9244 cressfuneralservice.com

Margaret E. Amble

Jeanene Lavonne Hestness Alery

Jeanene Lavonne Hestnes Alery was born on May 21, 1941 and died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Jeanene grew up in Cottage Grove, the daughter of Alice and Olaf Hestnes. She was baptized and confirmed at West Koshkonong Lutheran Church. Jeanene attended Monona Grove High School, graduating in 1959, and was a proud participant in the Girls from ’59 Reunions. She attended Luther College in Iowa and UW Madison. Jeanene and Tom were married on May 4, 1963 and celebrated their 50th Anniversary with their three children over a lovely dinner at their favorite restaurant in Black Earth. She was a proud stay at home mom for 16 years, then joined the work force and was employed at RMT for 16 years, and retired as Administrative Services Manager in 1996. She was a member of the Madison Horizons Rotary Club serving on the board and as secretary for several years. After retirement, Jeanene and Tom were avid travelers. They travelled to New Zealand, Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, St. Maarten, Estonia, Russia, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Alaska and the yearly trip to Maine for lobsters and the yearly trip to Disney World with Dyann’s family. Jeanene loved to cook, bake, cross stitch, quilt, read and just enjoyed family and friends old and new. She was a true Packer fan! She was always very proud of her Norwegian heritage. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olaf and Alice Reppen Hestnes; brother Duane; grandparents, Jacob and Josephine Christianson Reppen, and Magnus and Lena Glorstad Hestnes. Jeanene is survived by her husband, Thomas Alery; three children, David (Lisa) Alery of Stevens Point, Dyann (Philip) Black of Fredericksburg, VA, and Renee (William) DuFour of Prairie du Sac; five grandchildren, Nathan and David Black, Jared and Sydney Alery, and Delaney DuFour; aunts, Elaine Reppen and Joan Reppen Stevens; sisters-in-law, Joan Alery Kiska, and Jean Hestnes; many nieces and nephews; cousins; and special cousins in Norway and Sweden. A funeral service will be held at St. Dennis Catholic Church, 505 Dempsey Rd., Madison, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

Debra K. Streich

Karen Grosse Bong Hanson

Irene Holtan

Karen Grosse Bong Hanson

Serving Stoughton since 1989.


Karen Grosse Bong Hanson, age 55, passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at her home, after battling stomach cancer for one year. She was born on Jan. 12, 1958, the daughter of Donald and Angela Grosse, and raised on her parents farm in the Springfield/ Martinsville area. Karen was a fun loving person who had a great work ethic. She was known for her green thumb that was witnessed by her beautiful flower gardens surrounding her home. Karen also loved going on Harley rides with her husband, Gary, whom she was married to for 11 years. She worked for 36 years at Tracor/Noran/Thermo Fisher, where she was a part of a great group of co-workers. Karen is survived by the love of her life, Gary; son, Daniel (Stacy) Bong of Ashton; stepdaughter, Rebecca Hanson; brothers and sisters, Mark (Mary) Grosse of Springfield, Judy (Steve) Reinke of Martinsville, Deb (Jim) Meier of Waunakee and Darrell Grosse of Springfield; many nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Gregg Hanson of Westby. She was preceded in death by her parents; Gary’s parents, Harry and Fran Hanson; and sister-inlaw, Jacquie Hanson. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc. or American Cancer Society. The family would like to extend their gratefulness to Meriter Carbone Cancer clinic, especially Dr. Hei, Agrace HospiceCare Inc., and to all the friends, family and neighbors who helped us through this journey. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;

Irene Holtan died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in her 104th year. She was born April 30, 1909 in Stoughton, the daughter of Theodore and Inga (Ellingsrud) Leslie. Irene was united in marriage to Reuben Holtan in 1927. Two sons were born to that union, Leslie and Vern. Irene lived in her home for 86 years in rural Pleasant Springs. She was an active partner to her husband in operating their farm. Irene was proud to accept, at the Wisconsin State Fair, a certificate recognizing Holtan Family Farm ownership for 167 years. Long interested in community activities, Irene was a lifelong member of Central Lutheran Church (now Covenant Lutheran). She served as President of the Lutheran Church Women and belonged to Dorcas Circle. For more than 30 years Irene was a volunteer at Stoughton Hospital, as well as serving as chair of local Red Cross drives. Two trips to Europe with family members were memorable. Especially remembered was a Mission Sunday service in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, attended by an overflow congregation. Irene enjoyed membership in the Minerva Club of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, her son’s fraternity. Irene is survived by her son, Rev. Vern (Patricia) Holtan of Stoughton; grandchildren, John (Karen) Holtan of Appleton, David Holtan of Madison, Susan Holtan of Madison, Thomas (Sandi) Holtan of Cambridge, Michael (Jeannine) Holtan of Stoughton, Kim (Robert) Huberd of Stoughton, and Dale Holtan of Madison. She is further survived by her greatgrandchildren, Thomas Holtan of Cambridge, and Josh, Zachary, Chelsea and Jordan Huberd of Stoughton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben in 1981; son, Leslie in 2003; brother, Myron Leslie; and sister, Lorraine Howard.Funeral services

Debra K. Streich

Debra K. Streich, age 59, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born on Nov. 29, 1953 in Madison, the daughter of Delmer and Helen (Burmeister) Dahl. Debra was united in marriage to Phil Streich Feb. 6, 1971 in Madison. Debra graduated from Madison East High School in 1972 and was employed at First National Bank, Stoughton, and Dean Health Systems in Madison for a number of years. Debra was a longtime member of Rebecca, and Jaycees/Jaycettes. She loved dancing, music and theater, and also enjoyed camping, bowling, crafts and sewing, traveling, and last, but not least, shopping. Debra’s most enjoyable activity though, was to be with her family, especially her grandchildren. Debra is survived by her husband of 42 years, Phil; children, Corey (fiancé, Tammy Manley), of Stoughton, Charlene (Eric) Erickson, of Madison, and Christene Shaw, of Milton; five grandchildren, Sabrina, Ryan, Martina, Alex and Colton; brother, Leon (Rena) Dahl, of North Carolina, and Delmer (Alma) Dahl Jr., of Stoughton; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Clint Shaw; her sisters, Lorrie Shaw and Christine Dahl. Funeral services were held at Gunderson Stoughton Funeral Home, 1358 Hwy. 51, Stoughton, on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, with Chaplain Dee Ann Woods presiding. Burial was at Lutheran South Cemetery in Stoughton. Memorials may be made

Margaret E. Amble, age 90, died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Nazareth Health and Rehab. She was born in Stoughton on April 22, 1923, the daughter of Halvor and Helga Hanson. Margaret grew up on the family farm in the Stoughton area. In 1941 she married James Amble. Margaret was a devoted farm wife and worked at Stoughton Hospital as a nurse’s aide. She was known for her wonderful cooking and baking. Margaret was an active member of First Lutheran Church, Circle 21 and the Weekenders. She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Richard) Asleson; foster daugh ter, Patricia Lester; four grandchildren, Katherine (Charles) Mattison, Steve (Sarah), Mark (Sheli) and Paul (Andrea) Asleson; three foster grandchildren, Bonnie Gottschalk, Lynn Books and Walter Wagner; two great granddaughters; sister-in-law, Jean Hanson;

Please take notice that Marty & Karen Vaage, owners of the property at 145 Forton Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, have requested a variance from zoning code sections, 78-105(2)(e)8bF, “Side lot line to house: Minimum six feet.”; 78-105(2)(e)8bJ, “Rear lot line to house: Minimum 20 feet.”; and 78-405(4)(b)1, “Permitted intrusions into required rear or side yards: Sills, pilasters, lintels, ornamental features, cornices, eaves, and gutters for residential buildings; provided they do not extend more than two and one-half feet into the required yard.” The property at 145 Forton Street is formally described as follows: Parcel number: 281/0511-053-77405, with a legal description of: FORTON’S ADDN BLOCK 2 W 66 FT OR W1/2 LOT 10 The applicants are requesting variances to allow a carport that was constructed in non-compliance with the above named ordinance sections to remain. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeals will conduct a hearing on this matter on September 23, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. or as soon after as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, Public Safety Building, 321 S. Fourth Street, Stoughton. For questions related to this notice contact the City Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Published: September 5, 2013 WNAXLP



Case No. 13PR15 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for Special Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth June 23, 1925 and date of death December 2, 2012, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 400 N. Morris Street, Stoughton, WI 53589. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is September 16, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1005 Maxine King Deputy Register in Probate January 9, 2013 Jennifer S. Hoff W8142 Old NA Road Holmen WI 54636 Published: August 22, 29 and September 5, 2013 WNAXLP

The Dunkirk Damn Lake District announced today that the impoundment behind the Dunkirk Dam will be drawn down starting Monday, September 16th. The purpose of the drawdown is for State inspection of the Dunkirk Dam. The impoundment will be drawn down at a rate of 6” per day. It is estimated that the drawdown will be completed on September 30th. Inspection of the structure will be September 30th or October 1st. The impoundment will be refilled at a rate of 12-16” per day. Target day of completion is October 9th. Published: August 29 and September 5, 2013 WNAXLP



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Please take notice that Andrew Kaiser, owner of the property at 401 N. Page Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, has requested a variance from zoning code section, 78-105(2)(e)8bD, “Front or street side lot line to house: Minimum 20 feet to house; 12 feet to porch; maximum 25 feet to house; 15 feet to porch.”; The property at 401 N. Page Street is formally described as follows: Parcel number: 281/0511-053-64660, with a legal description of: SARAH E TURNER ADDN CORR SURVEY BLOCK 9 S 66 FT LOT 5 & S 66 FT LOT 6 The applicant is requesting a variance to allow a proposed front deck addition. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeals will conduct a hearing on this matter on September 23, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, Public Safety Building, 321 S. Fourth Street, Stoughton. For questions related to this notice contact the City Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Published: September 5, 2013 WNAXLP



The Town of Pleasant Springs is accepting bids for fuel for our 2014 usage as follows: Roadmaster/Wintermaster diesel fuel, including state tax and excluding federal tax, price per gallon; and Gasoline 87 octane unleaded including state tax - price per gallon. This bid assumes and requires that the fuel must be delivered to our on-site tanks at the awarded price from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Please contact Clerk/Treasurer, Cassandra Suettinger at 873-3063 if you have any questions or need further information concerning the calculation of your bid. Bids must be received no later than noon on Monday, September 30, 2013. Please submit your bid to: Town Board of Supervisors, Town of Pleasant Springs, 2354 County Rd N, Stoughton, WI, 53589-2873. The outside of the envelope must be marked with the words “FUEL BID”. The Town Board will discuss and may take action on these bids at the Town Board Meeting to be held on October 1, 2013. The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept that bid deemed most advantageous to the town. Cassandra Suettinger Clerk/Treasurer Posted: September 6, 2013 Published: September 5, 2013 WNAXLP ***




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Fall season here! It’s planting all about the is details!
Spring Clean-ups, Tree and Shrub Pruning, Planting and Removals, Trees, Shrubs, Perennials and lawns love Grinding, Mulching, Seeding, Lawn Care and Stump cool evenings and the rains of fall. Complete Landscape Makeovers.

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Saturday, September 28
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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People with Parkinson disease Caregivers of people with Parkinson disease 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. 12:00 - 12:40 p.m. 12:40 - 1:00 p.m. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Registration and booths Annual Meeting, APDA - Wisconsin Chapter Keynote Speaker Lunch and 2013 Volunteer of the Year Awards Dessert and Exhibits Breakout Session A Breakout Session B



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NO TRASH PICKUP ON LABOR DAY Residential Trash & Recycling Customers:

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Edgerton’s 8th Annual

Residents normally serviced the week of Sept. 2nd–Sept. 6th will be serviced one day later than their normal pickup day.

8:00 am - 6:00 pm, at Edgerton High School Campus
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Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Book Festival

Special Guest - Patch Adams

140 Lost & Found
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City of Fitchburg • City of Middleton DSI/Veridian/HOA’s • Town of Dunn Town of Pleasant Springs • Town of Verona Village of Arena • Village of Belleville Village of Brooklyn • Village of Oregon Village of Shorewood Hills • Village of Waunakee

Maribeth Boelts “Happy Like Soccer” & “Sleeping Bootsie” Erin Hart “The Book of Kilowen”
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and many other authors

143 Notices

SUPERIOR GUN-KNIFE Show Sept. 20 & 21. Friday 3-8pm. Saturday 9-4pm. Curling Club at Fairgrounds. Admission $5 good for both days. Information call Ray 866-583-9083 or 715-292-8415 (wcan)

PAOLI CAFE & Grocery looking for cooks, servers, customer service/sales. Willing to train, email resume to paolilocalfoods@tds.net PATIO & SKI SALES. We are now accepting applications for half-time sales positions in our casual furniture area in the summer and ski/ sportswear department in the winter. If you enjoy working with people, have a flair for color & design and like winter sports, please visit our store. Positions are year-round with flexible shifts of 15-25 hrs/wk on weekdays and weekends. Chalet is a fun and friendly place to work. We have great appreciation for our employees and customers. We offer a paid training program, generous base salary with commissions, incentives and other great benefits. Apply in person or send resume to: Chalet Ski & Patio, 5252 Verona Rd, Madison, WI 53711 608-273-8263 SIENNA MEADOWS- OREGON, has immediate job opportunities to join our compassionate Care Specialist Team. We offer competitive wages designed to attract and retain quality staff. Various shifts available both full and part time. Preferred candidate will have a C.N.A. and all state mandated courses completed. Go to www.siennacrest.com to print an application today! Turn in your completed application to : 116 Spring St, Oregon, WI 53575 608-835-0040 E.O.E. WANTED: Part-Time Teacher to Tutor Students at Various Grade Levels. Please Call Norland Learning Center 608-497-1299

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

START WITH ROTARY and good things happen. Locate the nearest club at www. rotary.org. This message provided by PaperChain and your local community paper. (wcan)

163 Training Schools

WCAN (Wisconsin Community Ad Network) and/or the member publications review ads to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous people are ready to take your money! PLEASE BE CAREFUL ANSWERING ANY AD THAT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! For more information, or to file a complaint regarding an ad, please contact The Department of Trade, Agriculture & Consumer Protection 1-800422-7128 (wcan)

DENTAL ASSISTANT Be one in just 10 Saturdays! WeekendDentalAssistant. com Fan us on Facebook! Next class begins 9/7/2013. Call 920-730-1112 Appleton (Reg. WI EAB) (wcan)

ATVS SCOOTERS & Go-Karts. Youth ATV's & Scooters (80mpg) @ $49/mo. Sport & 4x4 Atv's @ $69/mo. American Marine & Motorsports, Schawano =Save= 866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.com (wcan)


508 Child Care & Nurseries

449 Driver, Shipping & Warehousing

340 Autos

360 Trailers

1999 HONDA CIVIC EX, automatic, 133,800 miles, excellent condition, runs great, aftermarket wheels & good tires, new exhaust, A/C, cruise, power windows & doors. NO RUST! $4900. 608575-5984 DONATE YOUR Car, Truck or Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-day vacation. Tax Deductible. Free towing. All paperwork taken of! 800-856-5491 (wcan)

TRAILERS @ LIQUIDATION Pricing. Boat, ATV, Sled or Pontoons. 2 or 4 Place/Open or Enclosed. American Marine, Shawano 866-955-2628 www. americanmarina.com (wcan)

402 Help Wanted, General

150 Places To Go

27TH ANNUAL Pickett Steam Show, Sept 7 & 8; Veterans 1/2 price adm on Sunday. Farm & Hot Farm Tractor Pull Friday night 7:00 pm. Saturday Horse Pull 11am, 1:30 Tractor Pull, Sunday afternoon combine Demo Derby. New this year: Restroom/Shower building. Features: Hay equipment, all tractors & engines. Music by Elwood Lee, Rock Crusher, Radio Flyers. Flea Market, food, sweet corn, pies & ice cream. HWY 26 Olden Rd. 4 1/2 mi N of Rosendale. 920379-5057 (wcan) 35TH ANNUAL AUTO PARTS SWAP Meet & Car Show! Sept. 27-29. Jefferson CTY Fairgrounds, Jefferson, WI. Swap meet & car corral ALL THREE DAYS! Show Cars Sat/Sun only. Adm $7. No pets. Fri 10-6, Sat/Sun 6-3. 608244-8416 madisonclassics.com (wcan)

342 Boats & Accessories

CAREGIVERS WANTED: Comfort Keepers is seeking qualified, compassionate individuals to help assist the elderly in the Madison area. If you have experience caring for those in need, give us a call. CNA/personal care experience preferred. Driver's License Required. 608-442-1898

453 Volunteer Wanted

COMPANY DRIVERS WANTED Sign on bonus Stoughton Trucking is expanding and now accepting applications. Class A CDL, Minimum 2 years OTR experience. Must have a good driving record. Health/ Dental & Vision. If you meet these requirements please call Tom At 608-873-2933 or 800-635-2158 X-2933

BROWN DEER Family Daycare Stoughton / Pleasant Springs Licensed Family Childcare 22 yrs. exp. Quiet acre lot. Summer & Fall Openings Available Summer Field Trips - Kindergarten Readiness Music Program - Indoor Platform & Slide Teacher Directed $160 p/week Call: 8730711 Location - Experience - Rates All on our website at: www.browndeerdaycare.com

516 Cleaning Services

WANT SOMEONE to clean your house? Call DOROTHY'S SWEEP CLEAN. We are Christian ladies that do quality work. Dependable and have excellent references. Call 608-838-0665 or 608-2192415. Insured.

RENTALS WAVERUNNERS Pontoons - Ski Boats - Fishing Boats Outboards Canoes - Kayaks. Daily or weekly. American Marine & Motorsports Fun Center, Shawano 715-526-8740 (wcan) SHOREMASTER DOCK & Lift Headquarters! New & Used. We do it all. Delivery/Assembly/Install & Removals. American Marine & Motorsports, Schawano = SAVE 866-955-2628 (wcan)

EXPERIENCED CONCRETE Finisher Must have valid drivers license. Competitive wages. Health, dental available, 608-884-6205 MADISON AREA Road Maintenance Company accepting applications for CDL drivers and laborers. Full time beginning now thru October. For more information call 608-842-1676. TAXI DRIVERS must be friendly, reliable and clean driving record. Must be at least 23 years old. 608-873-7233 SUPER 8 Verona has immediate openings for our Front Desk Staff. $9-10/ hr. Paid training, paid holidays, paid vacation. Apply in person 131 Horizon Dr. Verona, WI

355 Recreational Vehicles

2002 EXCELL Limited Edition! 35 foot 5th wheel, 3 slides, NS and NP, abundant storage, roomy floorplan, newer tires. $17,000. 815-990-8923

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MADISON EAST High School is seeking volunteers to work with advanced French or Spanish students as tutors and conversation partners. Tutors should be native or experienced speakers including fluency in reading and writing the target language. Hours are flexible and volunteers can work as many hours as desired. Fantastic fall service projects at the U.W. Arboretum. We've got dozens of openings for scout troops, civic groups, faith groups, school groups, family groups, singing groups, all kinds of groups to help take care of gardens, forests, prairies and more. All projects involve physical labor such as pulling weeds, raking wood chips, cutting down shrubs and other yard work. United Way 2-1-1 is seeking new volunteers to become Information and Referral Specialists. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn more about community resources and would like to assist people in finding ways to get and give help, United Way 2-1-1 may be the place for you! Our volunteers staff our telephone lines, answering questions about resources available in the service area. Call the Volunteer Center at 2464380 or visit www.volunteeryourtime.org for more information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

532 Fencing

548 Home Improvement

CRIST FENCING FREE ESTIMATES. Residential, commercial, farm, horse. 608-574-1993 www.cristfencing.com A&B ENTERPRISES Light Construction/Remodeling No job too small 608-835-7791

ALL THINGS BASEMENTY! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold Control? Free Estimates! Call 888-9298307 (wcan) HALLINAN-PAINTING WALLPAPERING **Great-Fall-Rates** 30 + Years Professional European-Craftsmanship Free-Estimates References/Insured Arthur Hallinan 608-455-3377 NIELSEN'S Home Improvements/ Repairs, LLC Kitchens/Bathrooms Wood & Tile Flooring Decks/Clean Eaves *Free Estimates* Insured* *Senior Discounts* Home 608-873-8716 Cell 608-576-7126 e-mail zipnputts@sbcglobal.net RECOVER PAINTING offers all carpentry, drywall, deck restoration and all forms of painting. Recover urges you to join in the fight against cancer, as a portion of every job is donated to cancer research. Free estimates, fully insured, over 20 years of experience. Call 608270-0440. SENSIBLE PAINTING 20 years experience. Great quality at a sensible price. Free estimates, Insured, Polite, Professional. 608-873-9623

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ATTN: COMPUTER WORK. Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/mo. Full Time. Training provided.www.WorkServices7.com (CNOW) HELP WANTED- MISCELLANEOUS MovingHelp.com PT/Work, FT/Pay. Now in Wisconsin! Be Your Own Boss! *Set Your Own Rates *Set Your Schedule. Apply Now! Go To: MovingHelper.com Powered by: U-Haul (CNOW)


HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER OTR Drivers Needed Above Avg. Mileage Pay. Avg. 2500-3500 Miles/WK 100% No Touch. Full Benefits W/401K. 12 Months CDL/A Experience 1-888-5459351 Ext 13 www.doublejtransport.com (CNOW) MISCELLANEOUS Get more home time on Transport America’s regional THIS SPOT FOR SALE! Place a 25 word classified ad runs. Great miles, equipment + extras. Enjoy Transport in 180 newspapers in Wisconsin for $300. Call 800-227America’s great driver experience! TAdrivers.com or 7636 or this newspaper. Www.cnaads.com (CNOW) 866-204-0648. (CNOW)

Drivers - Day Cab Drivers Wanted. Competitive Pay. Frequent Home Time & OTR. Join the deBoer team now! deBoer Transportation 800-825-8511 Apply Online: www.drivedeboer.com (CNOW) Drivers- CDL-A Train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7893 www.CentralTruckDrivingJobs. com (CNOW) Gordon Trucking- A better Carrier. A better Career. CDL-A Truck Drivers Needed Up to $5,000 Signon Bonus! Starting Pay Up to $.44 cpm Full Benefits Excellent Hometime No East Coast EOE Call 7 days/ wk! GordonTrucking.com 866-565-0569 (CNOW)

510 N Monroe Street Stoughton Open House Sunday, September 8 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
PRICE NOW $169,900!
Great Home, Great New Price! Most the work has been done! Just move in and call it home. 3 bedrooms, Hardwood floors, Wood Burning FP, Fenced yard, and Huge Garage! Hosted By: Annessa MacTaggert Community Developers, Inc. 608.843.6123 mactaggerta@gmail.com

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TOMAS PAINTING Professional, Interior, Exterior, Repairs. Free Estimates. Insured. 608-873-6160 SHARI'S BERRIES: ORDER mouthwatering gifts for any occasion. SAVE 20% on qualifying gifts over $29. Fresh Dipped Berries starting at $19.99. Call 888-479-6008 or Visit www.berries.com/ happy (wcan)

September 5, 2013
688 Sporting Goods & Recreational
VERONA 1/2 duplex, 2 bedroom l full bath, newer kitchen, W/D included. One car garage. Large, private wooded backyard. $1200/mo. Call Liz at 608-5777526 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347 UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 10x20 - 12x30 24 / 7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road & Lincoln Road VERONA SELF-STORAGE 502 Commerce Pkwy. 10 X 5 - 10 X 30 24/7 Access/Security lit. Short/long term leases 608-334-1191

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550 Insurance

554 Landscaping, Lawn, Tree & Garden Work
SHREDDED TOPSOIL Shredded Garden Mix Shredded Bark Decorative Stone Pick-up or Delivered Limerock Delivery Ag Lime Spreading O'BRIEN TRUCKING 5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI 608-835-7255 www.obrientrucking.com

SAVE MONEY On Auto Incurance from the major names you trust. No forms. No hassle. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! 888-708-0274 (wcan)

652 Garage Sales

OREGON 688 Union Rd. 9/6 8am-4pm, 9/7 8-noon. BARN SALE! Antiques, Victorian chairs, copper weathervane, school bell, oak desk, tables, work bench, garden, collectibles, Raike Bears, Recliner, electric fireplace, drapes, lots of miscellaneous. Something for everyone! S. Perry or Lincoln Rd. to Union Rd. 2 miles S on corner of Hwy A & Union Rd. OREGON 797 MARKET St. Saturday ONLY! Sept. 7, 7am-7pm. Huge sale inside and outside. Power tools, Home staging decor, Lenox & Nascar Collectibles, Furniture, more. see craigslist.

WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ATV's & Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" NOW. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center, Shawno. 866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.com (wcan).

720 Apartments

690 Wanted

692 Electronics

DONATE YOUR CARFAST FREE TOWING 24 hr. Response - TaX Deduction United Breast Cancer FOUNDATION Providing Free Mammograms & Breast Cancer Info. 866-343-6603 (wcan)

OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available spring/summer. Great central location, on-site or in-unit laundry, patio, dishwasher and A/C. $700-$715/month. Call Kelly at 608-255-7100 or visit www.stevebrownapts.com/oregon OREGON DOWNTOWN LOCATION 1 Bed, 1 Bath, Appliances, A/C, Laundry, Storage, $650./month. Heat included. 608-206-7596

12.5 ACRE FARMETTE! 1500 square feet ranch built in 1969. 3 BR, 2 bath, new furnace, water heater and water softener. 45X72 Morton building, 1/2 cement with 16X28 heated shop with pit in floor. 10 acres tillable. Beautiful views. 1 mile north of Twin Grove, 1/4 mile west of Towncenter Rd. $199,000. Call Tim @ 608-214-3003 MT. HOREB 3 Bedroom home, land contract. $12,000 down. 608-335-6008

DIRECTV OVER 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call now! Triple Savings. $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free! Start saving today. 800-320-2429 (wcan) DISH NETWORK STARTING at $19.99/ mo for 12 mos. High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available) Save! Ask about same day installation! Call now 888-719-6981 (wcan)

OREGON 880 Dunn Ave, Friday-Saturday multi-family. 8am-4pm. Too much to mention! See Craig's List.

750 Storage Spaces For Rent
ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access BRAND NEW OREGON/BROOKLYN Credit Cards Accepted CALL (608)444-2900 C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904

ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $695 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589

870 Residential Lots

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801 Office Space For Rent

ALPINE MEADOWS Oregon Hwy CC. Call for new price list and availability. Choose your own builder! 608-215-5895

SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Bush Trimming Powerwash Houses Spring/Fall Clean-Up Lawncare, Gutter Cleaning 608-219-1214

OREGON 938 Johnson Ave. FridaySaturday. Multi-family, children-teenage clothes, boys & girls, toys, sporting, bike, household misc. STOUGHTON- 2079 Tower Dr (east side) Saturday/Sunday Sept 7-8. 8am2pm. Proceeds to Arthritis Foundation. Grill, dishwasher, household items, Mens S-XL clothing, women's S-M and much more STOUGHTON 2142 Colladay Pt. Drive. Thursday-Saturday, 8am-4pm. Three family sale.

560 Professional Services
APPLIANCE REPAIR We fix it no matter where you bought it from! 800-624-0719 (wcan)

696 Wanted To Buy

SAVE ON CABLE TV, Internet, Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 mo's) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Aceller today to learn more! 866-458-1545 (wcan) TOP PRICES Any kind of scrap metal Cars/Batteries/Farm Equipment Free appliance pick-up Property Clean Out Honest/Fully Insured/U Call-We Haul 608-444-5496 WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks. We sell used parts. Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm. Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59 Edgerton, 608-884-3114.

North Industrial Park has office space for rent .Utilities included. High speed internet available. Reasonable rent. Call 873-8170

970 Horses

NORTH INDUSTRIAL Park has office space for rent. Utilities included; highspeed Internet available. Reasonable rent. Call 873-8170. VERONA- OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities. 608-575-2211 or 608-845-2052

TIM NOLAN ARENA Horse Sale - Breeders, Classic & Colors of the Sun Horse Sale. September 7, 2013. Tack 9am. Horses Noon. Consignments start Friday 9/6 from 9am-7pm. NO call in consignments. N11474 State Hwy 110, Marion, WI (wcan) WALMERS TACK SHOP 16379 W. Milbrandt Road Evansville, WI 608-882-5725

MY COMPUTER WORKS - Computer Problems? Viruses, Spyware, Email, Printer Issues, Bad Internet Connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, US based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 888-885-7944 (wcan) ONE CALL Does it All! Fast and Reliable Electrical Repair and Installations. Call 800-757-0383 (wcan)

STOUGHTON- 909 Bristol Ct., 9/6 3pm7pm, 9/7 8am-? VINTAGE/ANTIQUES ONLY SALE. Refinished furniture including an 8ft oak pew and tiger oak library table, Detecto beam-type baby scale, 1914's dentist stool, wood toolboxes, 1960's record players, Perfection oil heater and other misc. pieces UTICA- BARN Sale 2251 Washington Rd. Sept 6 & 7 8am-5pm. Old furniture, chairs, tables, dressers, interior doors, household items, tools, refrigerator, buidling materials, many old other items

820 Misc. Investment Property For Sale

705 Rentals

THE PINES Treatment and Recovery Center: Detox & inpatient rehab. 50% off treatment programs until September 15th. www.tptrc.com, 855-234-5097 Financing Available (wcan)

ONE CALL Does it All! Fast and Reliable Plumbing Repairs Call 800-981-0336 (wcan)

664 Lawn & Garden

568 Sewing & Alterations

3'-12' EVERGREEN & Shade Trees. Pick up or Delivery! Planting Available! DETLOR TREE FARMS 715-335-4444 (wcan)

GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 Bedroom Units available starting at $695 per month, includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575 ON LAKE KEGONSA Home to share with single person 2nd floor Lakeside bedroom $485 phone, internet & cable & all utilities included Boat house, Rec Building, great garden, Water Falls. Large Pier. Laundry. No/Smoking No/Pets. Quiet & great place to live. Ideal for traveling salesman, pilot or professional person. 815-238-1000 OREGON SECOND Floor Two-bedroom apartment with laundry room, garage and security entrance. All appliances, water and sewer, lawn and snow removal included. No dogs. Security deposit. Lease Rent $800. 713 S. Main St. Call 835-5072 STOUGHTON- 2 b/4 unit on dead end st. One up, remodeled bath, kitchen, dishwasher, micro-stove-ref. window blindsoak-floors storage coin laundry. Heat, water/sewer included. $715/mo 1 month deposit. One cat okay. 561-310-5551

DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$50/month 10x15=$55/month 10x20=$70/month 10x25=$80/month 12x30=$105/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244 NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 OREGON SELF-STORAGE 10x10 through 10x25 month to month lease Call Karen Everson at 608-835-7031 or Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316 CLASSIFIEDS,845-9559,873-6671or835-6677.Itpays to read the fine print.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Near Copper Harbor & Lake Medora, MI. 40 wooded acres. $32,000 OBO. CFR taxes. Terms available. More land available 715-4782085 (wcan) FOR SALE BY OWNER: Near Copper Harbor & Lake Medora, MI. 80 wooded acres. $70,000 OBO. Montreal River runs through land. CFR taxes. Terms available. More land available 715-4782085 (wcan)

840 Condos & Townhouses For Sale

THE STITCHER FIXER Sewing Machine Service and Repair. Monticello 608-2145641

666 Medical & Health Supplies

586 TV, VCR & Electronics Repair

REDUCE YOUR Cable Bill! Get wholehome Satellite system installed at NO COST and programming starting at $19.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR Upgrade to new callers, so call now. 888-544-0273 wcan

ATTENTION SLEEP Apnea sufferers with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP replacement supplies at little or no cost. Plus Free home delivery. Best of all, prevent red skin sores & bacterial infection. 888797-4088 (wcan)

STOUGHTON 3-BEDROOM Townhome. 2.5 bathrooms, garage, full basement, deck, large yard. All appliances. Central air. Abundant storage. Utilities paid by tenant. References. Pets considered. Deposit is $1200. 608-772-0234 Available October 1.

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Calnow l to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

RENT SKIDLOADERS MINI-EXCAVATORS TELE-HANDLER and these attachments. Concrete breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake, concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher, rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump grinder. By the day, week, or month. Carter & Gruenewald Co. 4417 Hwy 92 Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411

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MEDICAL GUARDIAN Top-rated medical alarm and 24/7 monitoring. For a limited time, get free equipment, no activation fees, no commitment, a 2nd waterproof alert button for free and more. Only $29.95 per month. 877-863-6622 (WCAN) SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB Alert for Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4 inch step-in. Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American made. Installation included. Call 888960-4522 for $750. off (wcan)

NOW HIRING! Oregon & Stoughton Stores
Guest Service Co-Workers Shift Leader
• Full & Part Time • 1st/2nd/3rd Shifts • $9.90 - $12.60 per hour (based on experience) • $11.70 - $15.05 per hour (based on experience)


CHAPEL BELL by Alvin Silver, 44 piece Estate Flatware. This is not your ordinary silver. First produced in 1939 Cameo Silverware chest of Marshall White Chicago. Actual value $3174 less 30% = $2222. Sale price $2000. Anniversary, Wedding, Birthday. 815-232-4405 NEW MATTRESS SETS from $89.All sizes in stock! 9 styles. PlymouthFurnitureWI.com 2133 Eastern Ave. Plymouth, WI Open 7 days a week (wcan)

1947 NAVARRE Clear Fostoria Etch #327, 56 pieces, 8 piece setting, actual value $1891, less 30% $562 = $1324, sale price $1200. Anniversary, Wedding, Birthday. 815-232-4405

Assistant Food Service Leader
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BURGUNDY RECLINER/LIFT chair less than 6 months old 608-884-9372 ENLOY 100% GUARANTEED deliveredto-the-door Omaha Steaks! Save 74% plus 4 free burgers - The Family Value Combo Only $39.99. Order today. 1-888676-2750 Use Code: 48643XMT or www. OmahaSteaks.com/mbff79 (wcan)

Cats and Kittens for adoption. Healthy, friendly. 608-848-4174 www.AngelsWish.org. Verona.

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PROFLOWERS ENJOY SEND FLOWERS for any occasion! Prices starting at just $19.99. Plus take 20% off your order over $29! Go to www.Proflowers.com/ ActNow or call 877-592-7090 (wcan) CLASSIFIEDS, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.
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$1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS $750 GUARANTEE WEEKLY Tractor-trailer drivers needed for the Walgreen’s Private Fleet Operation based in Windsor, WI. Drivers make hand deliveries to Walgreen’s stores within a regional area (WI, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD). Workweek is Tues ~ Sat. All drivers must be willing & able to unload freight. * Earn $21.25/hour (OT after 8 hours) or $0.4650/mile * Full Benefit Pkg includes Life, Dental, Disability, & Health Insurance with Prescription Card * 401k Pension Program with Company Contribution * Paid Holidays & Vacation * Home every day except for occasional layover Drivers must be over 24 years old, have 18 months tractor trailer exp or 6 months T/T exp with a certificate from an accredited driving school and meet all DOT requirements.



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GUITAR: FENDER American made Standard Stratocaster guitar. Tobacco burst finish, mint condition. Includes tremelo bar, straplocks, and custom fitted Fender hard-shell case. Asking $950 OBO. Call 608-575-5984

Resident Caregivers/CNAs Activity Assistant
Now hiring for a variety of caregiving shifts & a part-time activity assistant. Shift and weekend differentials, paid training and an array of benefits available.


• $10.60 - $13.70 per hour (based on experience)


September 5, 2013

Courier Hub


Photos by Scott De Laruelle

Back to school
It was a busy morning at Kegonsa Elementary School, where students were welcomed back with open arms and plenty of good food as they settled in for the first lunchtime of the new school year.

4th Annual Stoughton Chamber of Commerce

Who wants to see a picture?
Visit ungphotos.smugmug.com/StoughtonCourierHub to share, download and order prints of your favorite photos from local community and sports events.

Wine & Food Event
5th Annual

All orders will be mailed directly to you!

Thursday, September 19th • 6pm

Stoughton Country Club
$50 per Person
For more information and tickets contact Stoughton Chamber of Commerce (608) 873-7912

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
9:00 am-Noon - Expo Noon-2:30 pm - Lunch, Entertainment & Bingo

FREE Admission - Open to the Public
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Stoughton Wellness and Athletic Center

Proceeds from this event fund the Rae Ladd Volunteer Scholarship.


2300 US Highway 51-138, Stoughton, WI

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