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Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Vol. 132, No. 8 • Stoughton, WI • ConnectStoughton.

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Family-owned Haunted Barn to close after 10 years
Victoria Vlisides
Unifed Newspaper Group
Larry Twining doesn’t keep skel-
etons in the closet.
“We keep ‘em hanging in the
garage,” he says, with a grin.
That’s nothing new to the Twining
family, which has owned and operated
a seasonal Halloween attraction, The
Haunted Barn of Stoughton, for the
past 10 years, and will make this year
their last.
What will be weird for the fam-
ily who loves all things haunted is not
having skeletons and any other terrify-
ing props around their 11-acre farmette
off of U.S. Hwy. 51. Larry, wife Kris,
and children Tyler, 13, and Traci, 17,
will put on their biggest Haunted Barn
experience yet starting this weekend.
With a crew of around 80 people
including security, scare actors, and
parking attendants, the estimated
9-acres of scare includes two haunted
barns, a cemetery, mausoleum and
woods. That’s grown from their first
year with just a handful of staff and part
of one barn to attract around 4,000 peo-
ple in their previous seasons.
“It’s a lot of work, and a lot of
expense,” said Larry, who’s passed on
a love for spooky Halloween tricks and
haunted fun to his family.
The Twinings look back fondly
on a decade of scaring the crap out of
visitors. Yet, they barely have time to
reflect while getting ready to premiere
their biggest haunted barn yet, which
they began preparing for in February.
They have a lot of volunteer help in
preparation, too, such as Stoughtonites
Bill Burrington and Jennifer Slack
who’ve been helping out for the past
four years.
“It’s another full-time job,” said
Burrington, who’s a dump truck driv-
er.
Even though the business can be
mentally and physically draining, Kris
said building a haunted house each
year has been rewarding.
“There’s that electricity in the air,
and there’s nothing else like it,” she
said.
But, the family admits, it does
come at price – and not just the $18
fee of admission. They haven’t had
Photos by Victoria Vlisides
Kris (directly above) and Larry Twining
and their kids Tyler and Traci will put on
their 10th and last year of the Halloween
attraction the Haunted Barn of Stoughton. It
includes two barns, a cemetery and haunted
woods.
City of Stoughton
Report: Add HR,
IT directors
study on city operations and structure
suggests other big changes
Bill liVick
Unifed Newspaper Group
Seven mont hs aft er
the city commissioned a
$30,000 report on mod-
ernizing its organization-
al structure, city leaders
plan to take their time
deciding on and imple-
menting its suggestions.
Among t he r ecom-
mendations of the report,
released this month, are
hiring a human resources
director, an information
technology director and
possibly an administra-
tor to improve operations
and create a better work-
ing environment.
Under the city’s cur-
rent setup, the city clerk
also serves as the person-
nel director and informa-
tion technology is largely
the responsibility of the
media services director,
wi t h some addi t i onal
duties assigned to the
planning department.
The council commis-
sioned the study in hopes
of endi ng a game of
musical chairs that’s tak-
en place in the city clerk/
per sonnel di r ect or ’ s
office in the past couple
of years.
In February, the coun-
ci l suppor t ed Mayor
Donna Olson’s request
to hire consultant Baker
Tilly Inc. to conduct the
study when clerk/person-
nel director Nick Probst
resigned after less than
one year on the job.
Pr obst ’ s pr edeces-
sor, Kelly Michaels, had
also resigned after only
nine months. Prior to
Michaels’ arrival, Luann
Alme held the position
for seven years.
“Because things have
changed so dramatically
in light of Act 10 and all
of the election changes
of the past few years,
Stoughton Area School District
Good grades for
Stoughton schools
state superintendent says report cards
a ‘starting point’
scott de laruelle
Unifed Newspaper Group
The Stoughton Area
School District (SASD)
and all five of its schools
passed muster last year,
according to a “report
card” issued last week
by the Wisconsin Depart-
ment of Public Instruc-
tion (DPI).
The report was the first
of its kind for state school
districts, and was the sec-
ond year that DPI graded
the individual schools.
For the second straight
year, all SASD schools
either rated as “meeting
expectations” or “exceed-
ing expectations.”
The school di st r i ct
received a score of 71.9,
earning a “meets expecta-
tions” on the state’s over-
all accountability system,
falling just shy of a 73
score and an “exceeds
expectations” designa-
tion.
Under Wi sconsi n’ s
report card system, each
school receives an over-
all “accountability rat-
ing” on a 0 to 100 scale,
derived from the school’s
performance in a number
of subcategories, includ-
ing student scores on
Haunted Barn: Open the last week-
end in September and every Friday
and Saturday in October from 7 -11
p.m., Halloween night from 7 p.m.
to 10 p.m. and the first weekend in
November, 7 -11 p.m.
Admission: $18, fast pass $25
More info: the-haunted-barn.com
Turn to Staffing/Page 12
Turn to Haunted/Page 16 Turn to DPI/Page 5
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Weather-worn
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through the area during the late evening and into the night Sept. 19.
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Bike the Barns
Bike the Barns took place two weeks ago Saturday and included a stop in
Stoughton. Even though the weather was the coldest its been in a while, around 57
degress and there was a bit of rain, bikers had a blast.
The 70-mile full ride visited four farms and highlighted Blue Moon Community
Farm in Stoughton. The event raised more than $32,000 to benefit community sup-
ported agriculture (CSA) farms around south-central Wisconsin in support of the
Coalition’s Partner Shares Program, a community initiative to improve access to
fresh, local fruits and vegetables that also supports small family farmers.
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Tank you for all the cards, well-wishes,
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and their families for hosting the party.
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STOUGHTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION
FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND STAFF
September 2013
To Whom It May Concern:
Federal legislation requires that employees and
building occupants be informed annually regard-
ing asbestos inspections, response actions, and
post-response action activities.
180 DAY PERIODIC SURVEILLANCE
All asbestos-containing materials within the Stough-
ton School District buildings are inspected every
six months for a change in condition. This surveil-
lance ensures that all asbestos-containing building
materials are maintained in a non-friable condition
and do not pose a health risk to occupants. Also,
every three years these materials are inspected by
a certifed asbestos building inspector.
PRESENT BUILDING STATUS
No asbestos removal has been completed within
the Stoughton School District during the past year.
An ongoing, comprehensive Operations and Main-
tenance Program is in effect including continual
six-month inspection by trained personnel to assure
that all asbestos-containing building materials re-
main in a good, non-friable condition and pose no
health risk to building occupants.
The asbestos management plan is available for
your review during normal offce hours at each
school as well as the district offce.
Dennis Barkenhagen, Director
Buildings and Grounds Department
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GoldenCare Coordinator from St. Mary’s Hospital, to learn
the benefits of GoldenCare, a free program of services
for everyone 60 and over.
Be sure to bring a friend and learn what benefits are
coming to Stoughton Hospital. Free door prize drawings
and refreshments.
Friday, October 4th
10:00 a.m.
Stoughton Hospital
Bryant Health Education Center (lower level)
To register for this free event, please contact Sonja at
873-2356 or pr3@stohosp.com.
How to Get the Most out of
GoldenCare
www.stoughtonhospital.com
Current and prospective GoldenCare members will be
poised to get more out of life. Join Janet Adams,
GoldenCare Coordinator from St. Mary’s Hospital, to learn
the benefits of GoldenCare, a free program of services
for everyone 60 and over.
Be sure to bring a friend and learn what benefits are
coming to Stoughton Hospital. Free door prize drawings
and refreshments.
Friday, October 4th
10:00 a.m.
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To register for this free event, please contact Sonja at
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Current and prospective GoldenCare members will be
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GoldenCare Coordinator from St. Mary’s Hospital, to learn
the benefits of GoldenCare, a free program of services
for everyone 60 and over.
Be sure to bring a friend and learn what benefits are
coming to Stoughton Hospital. Free door prize drawings
and refreshments.
Friday, October 4th
10:00 a.m.
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To register for this free event, please contact Sonja at
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How to Get the Most out of
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Photo by Mark Ignatowski
Emergency crews evacuated the Stark Chevrolet-Buick-GMC dealership last Wednesday after a report
of a gas leak.
Gas leak leads to evacuation at car dealership
Eme r ge nc y wor ke r s
evacuated the Stark Chev-
rolet-Buick-GMC dealer-
ship after a gas leak was
reported last Wednesday.
Accordi ng t o a news
release from the Stough-
ton Fire Department, crews
responded around 9:16 a.m.
Sept. 18, to the building
along the Hwy. 51 frontage
road.
“Preliminary investiga-
tion revealed a 4-inch gas
pipe began leaking near the
building,” the release read.
“The building was evacuat-
ed, gas and electricity shut
off and the building is cur-
rently being ventilated until
the gas line is repaired.”
Crews were still on scene
until about 11 a.m.
Emergency workers from
Stoughton and McFarland
responded, as well as Alli-
ant Energy and Stoughton
Utility crews.
– Mark Ignatowski
Town of Rutland
Tower lawsuit tossed, but case may go on
seth JoVaag
Hub correspondent
A Dane County judge last
Monday shot down another
attempt by a Tomah compa-
ny to build a 488-foot radio
tower in the Town of Rut-
land.
But the years-long saga
involving Magnum Commu-
nications might not be over
yet, according to the com-
pany’s attorney.
Magnum filed the lawsuit
against Rutland and Dane
County last October, asking
Judge William C. Foust to
overturn a 2011 decision by
town officials blocking the
company from building the
tower in a farm field between
Oregon and Stoughton near
Old Stage Road. The tow-
er would service a future
Stoughton-based FM radio
station.
By denying Magnum’s
claim last Monday, “the
judge basically agreed that
we acted legally,” said Dale
Beske, chair of the Rutland
town board.
However, company own-
er Dave Magnum is still
mulling his next steps, said
his attorney, Michael P.
Screnock of Madison firm
Michael Best and Friedrich.
Magnum could appeal the
judge’s decision or start over
by submitting a new appli-
cation with Rutland to build
the tower. A new application
could have a better chance of
success, following changes
to state law this spring gov-
erning communication tow-
ers, Screnock said.
“It seemed to us that the
judge was suggesting that
(applying again) may be
the more reasonable step to
take,” Screnock said.
Opponents of the tower
have claimed the tower
would mar the rural land-
scape and harm nearby prop-
erty values.
Magnum’s suit claimed
the town and county boards
overstepped their authority,
as Dave Magnum said his
application met all local and
county ordinances.
The tower would service
FM channel 95.9 WBKY,
currently in Portage. The
change from Portage to
Stoughton was approved by
the Federal Communications
Commission in April 2006.
Prior to voting down the
tower in 2011, town officials
faced pressure from nearby
municipal and school offi-
cials – including in Stough-
ton and Oregon – to approve
it. Proponents said a radio
station could improve com-
munication in the event of
emergency and pave the way
for local broadcasts of foot-
ball games and other sporting
events. And they’ve noted
Rutland already has three cell
phone towers.
The site is owned by sib-
lings Sue Wollin and David
Soldwedel, who have agreed
to sell Magnum the land for
the tower.
The si t e was chosen
because it fits inside a
small segment of land that
wouldn’t interfere with other
area FM radio frequencies,
Magnum has said.
Stoughton Area School District
District seeks residents’ ideas
survey focuses on
schools’ future,
budget shortfall
scott de laruelle
Unifed Newspaper Group
Stoughton Area School
District officials are look-
ing for ways to improve
students’ learning opportu-
nities, expand community
partnerships and fund the
schools, and next month
they’ll ask district resi-
dents for their help.
School board members
approved funding the sur-
vey at their Monday night
meeting. It was drawn up
by district staff and board
member s, and shoul d
arrive in mailboxes next
week. Residents can take
the paper version or online.
The sur vey must be
completed by Oct. 20.
The sur vey, si mi l ar
to one conducted by the
district in 2009, will ask
questions about student
learning, communication,
partnerships and funding
and include open-ended
questions where residents
can share their ideas and
suggestions. It also fea-
tures questions about how
the district should address
a shortfall that will occur
once t he r ef er endum
approved by voters in 2010
expires at the end of June
2014. That expiration will
create a shortfall of more
than $3.3 million in next
fiscal year alone, accord-
ing to the district’s projec-
tions.
The school board i s
set to review the survey
results at its Oct. 21 meet-
ing. District superintendent
Dr. Tim Onsager said there
are “important decisions”
to be made this year about
what kind of school district
and community residents
want.
“We are always looking
for input about how we
can better serve our fami-
lies and our community,”
he said. “This survey will
provide important feed-
back about how we can
communicate more effec-
tively with our stakehold-
ers, enhance the quality of
education we provide and
meet our fiscal challenges.
This survey will start that
conversation.”
To receive a second sur-
vey for another adult in the
household, people can call
the district at 877-5002.
People can drop off com-
pleted paper surveys at a
school office or mail them
to: School Perceptions,
319 E. Washington St.,
Slinger, WI, 53086. All
feedback will be confiden-
tial.
Stoughton homecoming week starts Sept. 30
Homecomi ng week at
St ought on Hi gh School
runs from Sept. 30 through
Oct . 4, and t hi s year’s
t heme i s “The Roari ng
Twenties.”
Public events kick off at
7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30
in the high school gym for
“Volleyball Wars,” while
“Kickball Wars” will take
place at 5:30 p.m., Thurs-
day, Oct. 3 at the softball
field.
T h e h o me c o mi n g
parade will begin at 4:15
p.m.,Friday, Oct. 4 in the
high school’s Lincoln Ave-
nue parking lot and end in
the Devonshire parking lot,
where the pre-game tail-
gate will begin, featuring
food, games, giveaways, a
bouncy house, dunk tank,
face painting and more.
The football game against
Monroe starts at 7 p.m. The
2013 Homecoming Court
will be announced at half-
time. The annual student
dance is on Saturday night.
We’ve recently launched the option to
renew your newspaper subscription
electronically with our secure site at:
connectstoughton.com
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renew your
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2014 Fastpitch Softball
Registration and Tryouts
New Date because of Rain
When: September 28th, 2013
Where: Race Track Park - Stoughton
Times:
12U at 2:00 pm
14U at 3:00 pm
16U at 4:00 pm
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at the Stoughton Police Department.
Aug. 7
1:49 a.m. A woman called police
to ask if it was OK for her son and his
friends to hang out in the Walmart
parking lot during the evening. The
woman said the group had been told
it was OK yesterday, but an officer
told them today that they could not
be there.
5:28 p.m. Four men were swim-
ming in the Yahara River beneath
the dam. They were told by police
not to be in the area with the fast-
moving water.
6:59 p.m. A 21-year-old was cit-
ed for racing, reckless driving and
resisting/fleeing and officer after
police attempted to stop two cars
on the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.
The car was later found at a resi-
dence.
11:16 p.m. A 22-year-old man
was cited for OWI after he attempted
to drive a car belonging to a woman
who had just received a citation for
operating after suspension.
Aug. 8
5:55 p.m. A 44-year-old man
was arrested for disorderly conduct,
causing bodily harm to a child and
intimidating a victim.
Aug. 9
2:07 a.m. A 19-year-old man was
cited for OWI on Stoughton Avenue
after police observed a group of men
get into a vehicle and drive one block
away from the officer. The men were
later found to be intoxicated.
1:10 p.m. A 31-year-old man was
arrested for causing bodily harm to
a child on Fifth Street. Charges have
not been filed in Dane County Circuit
Court.
Aug. 10
1:17 a.m. A 20-year-old woman
was cited for disorderly conduct and
damaging property after a fight at
Whatever Bar. A door was damaged
during the fracas.
6:44 a.m. A 40-year-old woman
was cited for disorderly conduct
and damaging property after a dis-
turbance on Dunkirk Avenue. An
entry door was damaged during the
incident and a hammer was taken
into evidence.
5:12 p.m. A 30-year-old man was
arrested for disorderly conduct after
a domestic dispute on Milwaukee
Street.
8:47 p.m. A 44-year-old woman
was arrested for disorderly conduct
after a domestic dispute on Lincoln
Ave.
- Mark Ignatowski
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standardized tests, wheth-
er students have shown
improvement in math and
readi ng on t hose t est s,
and st udent graduat i on
and attendance rates. Each
school and the district as
a whol e t hen fal l s i nt o
one of five accountabil-
i t y cat egori es based on
their overall score: signifi-
cantly exceeds expecta-
tions (overall score of 83
to 100); exceeds expecta-
tions (73 to 82.9); meets
expectations (63 to 72.9);
meets few expectations (53
to 62.9); and fails to meet
expectations (52.9 or low-
er).
Stoughton schools tend-
ed to exceed the state aver-
age in this year’s report
cards, although the dis-
trict (63.3) as a whole fell
below the state average
(66.8) as far as the score
it received for closing its
achievement gap. But four
Stoughton schools (Keg-
onsa, Fox Prairie, River
Bluff and SHS) all showed
improvement in that area
compared to last year’s
report cards.
The district as a whole
exceeds the state average
on student achievement
(72.6 vs. the state average
of 66.1), student growth
(63 vs. 60.6) and in the on-
track and postsecondary
readiness category (88.8
vs. 84.9).
Of the state’s 424 public
school districts, more than
half were listed as “meets
expectations,” with 270,
with 133 districts garner-
ing the title of “exceeds
expectations.” Ten districts
were listed as “meets few
expectations,” nine were
“si gni f i cant l y exceeds
expectations” and one - the
Milwaukee Public School
District - failed to meet
expectations.
Out of 2, 111 school s
eval uat ed, 88. 1 percent
met, exceeded or signifi-
cantly exceeded expecta-
tions, up from 85.8 percent
in last year’s initial grad-
ing.
Work in progress
St at e Super i nt endent
Tony Evers said the reports
offer valuable information,
and a “starting point” for
planning improvements.
“Addi t i onal l y, report
cards show how Wiscon-
sin can continue to refine
its accountability system
to truly serve the educa-
tion community, parents,
pol i cymaker s and t he
public,” he said in a press
release.
SASD administrator Dr.
Tim Onsager said he’s very
pleased with the results
and very proud of the staff.
“These scores are a tes-
tament to their hard work
and dedication,” he said.
“Our progress from last
year has been outstanding,
but our work is not com-
plete. We must continue
t he i ni t i at i ves we have
launched to improve learn-
ing for all students.”
Survey, meetings seek feedback on regional growth plan
MARk IgNATOwSkI
Unifed Newspaper Group
Ar e a r e s i de nt s wi l l
have several chances to
see how regional growth
might shape the Stoughton
area during the next few
decades.
T h e Ca p i t a l Ar e a
Regional Planning Com-
mi ssi on wi l l hol d t hree
meet i ngs over t he next
two weeks to gather public
feedback on future growth
areas i n t he St ought on
region. The commission is
also taking a survey about
what types of growth area
residents would like to see
based on existing condi-
tions and projections put
together by staff and local
leaders.
Municipalities will use
t he dat a t o shape t hei r
comprehensive plans and
make deci s i ons about
future land use. In the next
two-and-a-half decades,
planners estimate about
7,000 new residents will
move to Stoughton, creat-
ing a demand for nearly
1,200 acres of developed
land.
Meetings will be held
Sept. 30 at the Stoughton
Fire Department, Oct. 2 at
the Town of Dunn town
hall, and Oct. 10 at the
Town of Dunki rk t own
hall. Each meeting starts at
6:30 p.m. with a presenta-
tion at 7.
The meetings are part
of the Stoughton Future
Urban Development Area
(FUDA) planning, which
i nvol ves t he ci t y and
four surroundi ng t own-
ships. The commission has
been attempting to create
FUDAs for municipalities
around Dane County for
several years.
Residents will have a
chance to “create a neigh-
borhood, ” CARPC l ead
pl anner Dan McAul i ffe
told the city’s Planning
Commission earlier this
month.
“We let users say, ‘If I
had a neighborhood com-
prised of this type of hous-
ing mix, what would the
impact be?’” McAuliffe
said. “It’s a much more
interactive method.”
The survey asks resi -
dents what type of hous-
ing, commercial develop-
ment, parks, transit ser-
vices and redevelopment
they’d like to see.
In addition to the three
open houses, some focus
groups will be set up at the
senior center, McAuliffe
said. Online versions of
the survey can be found at
capitalarearpc.org/Stough-
ton_FUDA.html.
“We pl an on col l ect -
ing data for about a month
before we present the find-
ings back to our steering
committee in November,”
he said.
The publ i c meet i ngs
will gather a wide range
of public input, but plan-
ners have al ready used
background data and inter-
views to form an estimate
of what growth in the area
might look like. Since the
planning process began in
2012, planners have col-
lected information through
“stakeholder” interviews
and formed reports about
exi st i ng condi t i ons of
community development,
natural resources and agri-
cultural resources.
Th o s e s t a k e h o l d e r s
include residents, business
owners, farmers and civic
leaders from the city and
surrounding towns.
The mont hs of i nt er-
vi ews and dat a crunch-
ing have yielded a lot of
useful data, city planning
and development direc-
tor Rodney Scheel told the
Planning Commission.
“There’s a lot of signifi-
cant, important data avail-
able to us,” Scheel said.
“You see how your choic-
es can impact growth in
this community.”
Growth embraced
More t han 20 peopl e
were interviewed as part
of the initial stakeholder
meet i ngs, accordi ng t o
documents presented by
McAul i ffe t o t he ci t y’s
Planning Commission.
For example, the inter-
views showed that while
there’s a perception that
t he area does not want
development, most said
growt h i s good for t he
community – particularly
families with children.
Interviewees said there’s
a need t o i mpr ove t he
empl oyment bas e and
expandi ng t he busi ness
park is a good way to bring
jobs to the area. There was
support for local business-
es, but also for more retail
opportunities.
Th o s e i n t e r v i e we d
expressed a desire for more
options for senior housing,
as well as high-end hous-
ing. They also said athletic
facilities and access to the
Yahara River would make
the area attractive.
A n o t h e r c o m m o n
response was that improve-
ments to U.S. Hwy. 51 are
needed, as is more cooper-
ation between municipali-
ties.
Creating the plan
As part of the process,
planners studied current
and future land use maps,
environmental documents,
housing trends and trans-
portation plans to develop
an idea of future growth in
the area.
Ther e ar e st i l l many
st eps t o go bef or e t he
FUDA plan is complete.
McAul i ffe wrot e i n an
email to the Hub that CAR-
PC staff plan to collect and
analyze the responses at
the end of October. The
analysis will be presented
to the steering committee
in early November.
The committee will use
the information to create a
future growth plan for the
area. Municipalities can
then use that growth sce-
nario to help shape their
own comprehensive plans.
“We’re now approach-
ing the finish line – we can
kind of see it,” McAuliffe
said. “But there’s still a lot
of tasks to go.”
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Bocce Teams Wins Gold at State
Stoughton Special Olympics
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, October 5
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
American Legion Post 59
803 North Page Street - Stoughton, WI
$8 Adults (13 & older); $6 Children (5-12); Under 5 Free; Carry-Outs $8
Prices include Sales Tax
Stoughton Special Olympics Contact: Brenda Slovacek (608) 873-1340
Learn exercises and strategies to help prevent
you from falling.
7 week class:
Tuesdays, October 8 - November 19, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Stoughton Area Senior Center, Yahara Room
$35/person: includes materials, snacks,
instruction & guest experts
To register, contact Hollee at (608) 873-7500
“My chances of even “tripping or slipping” have been minimized. It is a
great program and well worth the time.” - Past participant
Sponsored by:
Safe Communities, United Way of Dane County
and Stoughton Area Senior Center
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Stepping On
Building Confdence, Reducing Falls
For full schedule: www.sterlingnorthbookfestival.com or festivalʼs Facebook page
Book Festival
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
8:00 am - 6:00 pm, at Edgerton High School Campus
— Special Guest —
Patch Adams
is a physician, social activist,
clown and author. He founded the
Gesundheit! Institute in 1971, and is
the subject of the 1998 film Patch
Adams, starring Robin Williams.
Edgerton’s 8th
Annual
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and many other authors
— Also featured —
Tom Kertscher
Brett Favre: A
Packer Fan’s Tribute
Kathleen Kent
The Heretic’s
Daughter
Chad Lewis
Haunted
Wisconsin
Erin Hart
The Book of
Kilowen
Maribeth Boelts
Before You
Were Mine
FUDA meetings
Three Future Urban Development Area planning
meetings are scheduled for the Stoughton area.
Residents can weigh in on what types of growth
they’d like to see in the next few decades.
Each meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. with a
presentation at 7:
• Sept. 30, Stoughton Fire Department Training
Room, 401 E. Main St.
• Oct. 2, Dunn Town Hall
• Oct. 10, Dunkirk Town Hall
Online versions of the survey can be found at
capitalarearpc.org/Stoughton_FUDA.html
DPi: Administrator pleased with district’s results
Continued from page 1
How they scored
School 2012-13
Fox Prairie Elementary 77.4 (exceeds expectations)
Kegonsa Elementary 69.8 (meets expectations)
Sandhill Elementary 76.7 (exceeds expectations)
River Bluff Middle School 70 (meets expectations)
Stoughton High School 76 (exceeds expectations)
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Services
400 N. Morris, Stoughton
(608) 873-5651
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Dr. Richard Albright
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1520 Vernon St.
Stoughton, WI
A Life
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873-4590
1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton
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Thought for the week
Baha’i Faith
For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911
or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225
www.us.bahai.org
Stoughton study classes. All are welcome.
Bible Baptist Church
2095 Hwy. W, Utica • 873-7077 • 423-3033
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship
Christ Lutheran Church
700 Cty Tk B, Stoughton
873-9353 • e-mail: office@clcstoughton.org
Sunday: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship
9:10 a.m. – Family Express followed by Sunday
School
Christ the King Community
Church
401 W. Main St., Stoughton
877-0303 • www.christthekingcc.org
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship
Christian Assembly Church
1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton, 873-9106
Saturday, 6 p.m. worship
Sunday, 10 a.m. worship
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints
825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton • 877-0439
Missionaries 877-0696
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday school and Primary
Cooksville Lutheran Church
Office: 882-4408
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - Worship and Sunday School
Covenant Lutheran Church
1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton • 873-7494
covluth@chorus.net • www.covluth.org
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Come As You Are Worship
Sunday: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Ezra Church
www.ezrachurch.com
129 E Main St, Stoughton | 834-9050
Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m.
First Lutheran Church
310 E. Washington, Stoughton • 873-7761
www.flcstoughton.com
Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship
Fulton Church
9209 Fulton St., Edgerton | 884-8512
Worship services 8, 10:30 a.m. -
coffee hour 9 a.m. - Sunday School 9:30 a.m. -
Varsity 12:07 p.m. - AWANA 3 p.m.
www.fultonchurch.org
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.
LakeView Church
2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton
873-9838 • www.lakevc.org.
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. - Worship
Seventh Day Baptist
Church Of Albion
616 Albion Rd., Edgerton
Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10
Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath
Phone: 561-7450 or email: albionsdb@gmail.com
forministry.com/USWISDBGCASD1
Stoughton Baptist Church
Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton
873-6517
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship;
6 p.m. - Evening Service
St. Ann Catholic 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.
United Methodist of Stoughton
525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton
E-mail: Stoughtonumc@Wisconsinumc.org
Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service;
10 a.m. - Full Worship
West Koshkonong Lutheran Church
1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship
Western Koshkonong
Lutheran Church
2633 Church St., Cottage Grove,
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship
11 a.m. Bible study
Mirror Neurons & Why Love
Engenders Love
Mirror neurons are nerve cells in the brain
which fire both when the individual acts
and when the individual observes someone
else doing the action in question. They were
discovered by Italian neurophysiologists
in the 1990s who were studying hand and
mouth movements in macaque monkeys.
What they discovered, almost by accident,
is that the neurons controlling these move-
ments became active when the monkeys
saw people picking up food and eating.
Since then, mirror neurons have been found
in many areas of the brain and it has been
proposed that large areas of the human brain
may act in a similar way, explaining why we
suddenly feel happy when we see someone
laughing and smiling, or why we might flinch
when we see someone trip and fall. Perhaps
this is the explanation for why emotions tend
to engender similar emotions in others and
has been proposed as the neural basis for
empathy. Of course it doesn’t take a brain
surgeon or a rocket scientist to know that
happy people make others happy, while
angry or anxious folks make others angry or
anxious. So, we should try to be happy, be
lovable, and make the world a better place by
smiling at everyone you meet.
– Christopher Simon for Metro News Service
“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but
heartache crushes the spirit.”
Proverbs 15: 13
Community calendar
Fun with Food: Canning
demonstration
From 2-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept.
26, people are invited to the Stough-
ton Area Senior Center kitchen for
some ”hands on” participation in
canning tomatoes and applesauce.
Celebrating a life saved
On Jan. 5, a t ragi c acci dent
occurred, pinning Mark Friend
between his work truck and an auto-
mobile. Through the work of Stough-
ton Police, Fire, EMS, Med Flight
and Dane County Sheriff deputies,
Friends life was saved. At 4 p.m.,
Thursday, Sept. 26, Friend will be at
the Stoughton Fire Department (401
E. Main St.) to meet and say “Thank
you” to the members of the emergen-
cy services who saved his life.
Painted chair auction
Spons or e d by Pa r t ne r s of
Stoughton Hospital, this event is
set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 at
Banushis Bar and Grill (800 Nygaard
Street, Stoughton), and includes
appetizers, music and a cash bar.
Proceeds will benefi t renovation of
the Stoughton Hospital Urgent Care/
ER.

Dream Fest
The Stoughton Inclusive Dream
Park is hosting Dream Fest from 2-9
p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 in and
around the arena building at Mandt
Park in Stoughton. The event fea-
tures local bands, food and plenty
of activities. For information, visit
stoughtondreampark.org/dreamfest.
Stoughton Storm Elite tryouts
The softball team is holding try-
outs at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at
the race track in Stoughton. Kids
should arrive early to warm up.
Rosemaling classes offered
Nancy Odal en has organi zed
three fall rosemaling classes at Sons
of Norway, 317 S. Page Street in
Stoughton. If you have any ques-
t i ons, cal l 873-0890. Sessi ons
begin on Saturday, Sept. 28 and run
through November.
Community Volunteer Fair
Stoughton Hospital is hosting a
community volunteer fair from 2-4
p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 at Stough-
ton Hospital. For information, visit
stoughtonhospital.com.
Instructional skills Saturdays
The Stoughton Youth Softball
League is offering free skills devel-
opment clinics for girls on Saturday
mornings from 9-11 a.m. through
fall on the high school softball field.
The clinics are free.
Coming up
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and coming up items online:
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Thursday, Sept. 26
• 4 p.m., Mark Friend visits with emergency respond-
ers who saved his life, Stoughton Fire Department,
401 E. Main St.
• 7 p.m., Painted chair auction to benefit Stoughton
Hospital, Banushis Bar and Grill, 800 Nygaard St.
Friday, Sept. 27
• 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Farmer’s Market, 1050 W. Main St.,
Stoughton Plaza, 873-9443
Saturday, Sept. 28
• 2-9 p.m., Dream Fest, Mandt Park, Stoughton
Tuesday, Oct. 1
• 6 p.m., Finance Committee, City Hall
• 6:30 p.m., Town of Rutland board, town hall, 455-
3925
• 7 p.m., Common Council, Public Safety Building
Thursday, Oct. 3
• 2-4 p.m., Community Volunteer Fair, Stoughton
Hospital
• 5:30 p.m., Stoughton Kiwanis Club, Vennevoll
Clubhouse, stoughtonkiwanis.org
Friday, Oct. 4
• 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Farmer’s Market, 1050 W. Main St.,
Stoughton Plaza, 873-9443
Saturday, Oct. 5
• 9-11 a.m., Stoughton Youth Softball League free
skills clinic, high school softball field
Monday, Oct. 7
• 6:30 p.m., Optimists, Pizza Hut, 1424 Hwy. 51,
info@stoughtonoptimist.org
• 7 p.m., SASD board meeting, Administrative and
Educational Services Center, 877-5000
Wednesday, Oct. 9
• 7 p.m., Sons of Norway, Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page
St., 873-7209
We are seeking your favorite recipes for our annual
Making Spirits Bright
Holiday Cookbook & Gift Guide
Send us your recipes for:
Appetizers • Breakfast Dishes • Salads • Soups • Breads
Main Dishes • Side Dishes • Desserts • Beverages
Deadline for submitting recipes is October 31, 2013
The Holiday Cookbook and Gift Guide will be published
Thursday, November 14, 2013.
Get your copy in the
Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub & Verona Press!
Send or bring copies
of your recipes,
no later than October 31, to:
Holiday Recipes
133 Enterprise Drive
Verona, WI 53593
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Please be sure
to include all
measurements,
temperatures and
cooking times.
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Painted Chair Auction
Sponsored by POSH (Partners of Stoughton Hospital)
Thursday, September 26
7:00 p.m.
Banushis BBG’s - lower level
800 Nygaard Street
Proceeds to benet renovation of
Stoughton Hospital Urgent Care/ER
Appetizers
Music
Cash Bar
For more information,
contact Becky Greiber at
873-2205
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Sponsored by POSH (Partners of Stoughton Hospital)
Thursday, September 26
7:00 p.m.
Banushis BBG’s - lower level
800 Nygaard Street
Proceeds to benet renovation of
Stoughton Hospital Urgent Care/ER
Appetizers
Music
Cash Bar
For more information,
contact Becky Greiber at
873-2205
Tickets
available at
Stoughton
Hospital Gift Shop
Stoughton high School
homecoming
Friday, October 4
Parade - 4:15 p.m.
Immediately following parade:
5:00 p.m. - Tailgate - with Bouncy castle,
face-painting, dunk tank, food, brats,
hot dogs, walking tacos, bake sale, Viking
apparel, cotton candy and much more!
7:00 p.m. - Football Game -
Stoughton Vikings vs. Monona Grove Silver Eagles
Homecoming King and Queen
coronation - half-time of football game
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The August Yard of the Month has been distinguished as a certified natural wildlife habitat, due to the many hummingbirds and butterflies
attracted to the yard.
Yard of the Month a certified natural wildlife habitat
The Stoughton Heritage
Garden Club has chosen the
yard of Roni Christian to
be the August Yard of the
Month. Lush groupings of
vibrant perennials, flower-
ing bushes and protective
trees attract many hum-
mingbirds and butterflies to
this serene natural setting.
In fact, Roni has intention-
ally developed her gar-
dens over the years for that
very purpose. As a result,
her yard has been distin-
guished as a certified natu-
ral wildlife habitat. A love-
ly gazebo blends into the
landscape allowing nature
lovers to observe in com-
fort and wildlife to enjoy
the tranquil surroundings
undisturbed.
The Heri t age Garden
Club meets the third Tues-
day morning of each month.
For more information, con-
tact Kay Davis at 873-4886.
SHS students named as National
Merit Scholar semifinalists
Three Stoughton High
School seniors are among
16,000 national semifinal-
ists for the National Merit
Scholarship Program.
The students are Mat-
thew Gharrity, Amara D.
McCune and Nathan Sul-
livan.
The Nat i onal Mer i t
Scholarship Program rec-
ognizes students for aca-
demics, participation in
communi t y act i vi t i es,
h o n o r s a n d a wa r d s
received and leadership
abilities.
According to the press
r el ease, about 15, 000
of the semifinalists will
advance to the finalist lev-
el, and around 8,000 schol-
arships will be given out at
different levels.
Finalists will be notified
in February, and winners
will be announced between
April and July.
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Fish feast
The West Koshkonong Church
held the annual Fish Boil on Friday,
Sept. 7, with a huge turnout, serv-
ing over 150 people at the 6:30
p.m. time alone. The Promise
Band, made up of people from
around the area, also performed in
the church to bring entertainment
to those who were waiting their
turn for their meal.
Above: A group of people enjoy
their meal in the basement of the
church.
Left: Laura Connor plays her violin
as a member of The Promise Band.
Photos submitted
First day of
school
St. Ann Catholic School wel-
comed back students late last
month with an open house.
Students and families toured
classrooms and enjoyed ice
cream at the event.
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845-9559 x226 • ungsportseditor@wcinet.com

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor
845-9559 x237 • sportsreporter@wcinet.com
Fax: 845-9550
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Photo by Jeremy Jones
Senior Endre Krumholz puts a shot on goal during the first half Monday at Reddan Soccer Park in a non-conference game against Verona despite the pressure of Santiago
Azcarate. The Vikings were unable to score in a 1-0 loss.
Boys soccer
Girls golf
Photo by Josh Smith/Jefferson Daily Union
Allie Niemeyer picked up both Viking wins Tuesday, taking both the 200-yard
freestyle (2:10.8) and 500 free (5:42.33) in a 104-66 loss at Fort Atkinson.
Girls swimming
Shorthanded Vikings pick up three medals
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor
St ought on gi r l s swi mmi ng
coach Elise McLaury knew, even
if healthy, her team was going to
have its work cut out for itself at
Saturday’s Milton Invitational.
With three swimmers already
out (Eva Anderson, Mari Grady
and Alex Asleson) and fresh-
man Averie Ness coming down
with pneumonia the previous day,
however, team points were going
to be even harder to come by.
“As a team our goal was to
get as many medals and per-
sonal bests that we could,” said
McLaury, whose team finished
fourth overall in the Division 1
standings despite being short-
handed.
Wi t h D1 medal s awar ded
through fifth place, McLaury
said three Vikings stepped it up a
notch to make sure they finished
in the top three.
Senior Katherine Rude was the
star of the day, winning both her
individual events. Rude opened
the meet taking the 100-meter
individual medley in 1 minutes,
6.18 seconds before later adding
the 100 freestyle in 57.76.
“It was great for her to be able
to swim different events and still
excel,” McLaury said.
Senior Allie Niemeyer stayed
ri ght on t rack and t urned i n
Stoughton’s next best finishes.
Niemeyer added a third-place fin-
ish in the 200 free (2:12.27) and
a runner-up finish in the 500 free
(5:49.55).
Sophomor e Sophi e Pi t ney
earned a bronze medal in the 100
butterfly (1:07.95) and also added
a fifth-place finish in the 100 IM.
All three of those girls had a
hand in the team’s highest relay
finishes, earning medals with
a fourth-place finish in the 200
Fouls lead to third conference loss
Vikes get a red card and
fall to Fort Atkinson 3-0
down to just 10 players
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor
St ought on t ravel ed t o Fort
Atkinson, tied for first place with
Oregon, Tuesday looking to con-
tinue the type of play it showed
Monday in a 1-0 loss to Verona at
Reddan Park.
But head coach Dave Wermuth
said that he noticed the team was
tired and looked flat in practice,
and it showed in a 3-0 loss.
It also didn’t help to have a
couple fouls, a red card and to be
outmanned 11-10 for most of the
game either.
“They were able to take advan-
tage of that,” Dave Wermuth said.
“It is really hard to play on a field
with 10 guys when they have 11.”
Fort Atkinson scored all three
goals in the second half.
Senior Hank Guzman finished
with five saves for the Vikings.
Stoughton continues the season
at 7 p.m. Friday against Mono-
na Grove at home in a Badger
South Conference game. It then
hosts Beloit Memorial at noon
Saturday.
Lodi quad
The Vikings traveled to Maus-
ton to play in the Lodi quad last
Friday, and they picked up a 4-0
win over Lodi and a 6-0 win over
Reedsburg.
Hank Guzman came out of the
net and scored twice in the sec-
ond half in the Reedsburg game.
Endre Krumholz picked up a goal
and an assist, and Dakota Andre,
Devi n Wer mut h and Nat han
Varese added goals.
Eri k Hansen col l ect ed fi ve
saves.
The offense continued against
Lodi with Varese, Devin Wer-
muth and Ethan Genter scoring
goals. Krumholz picked up an
assist.
Stoughton’s other goal was a
Lodi own goal in the first half.
Hansen f i ni shed wi t h f our
saves.
Verona 1, Stoughton 0
Stoughton traveled to Reddan
Soccer Park to take on non-con-
ference Verona Monday and lost a
tough match 1-0.
But Dave Wermuth said the
game was one of the best he has
seen the Vikings play in a long
time.
“The kids put their hearts and
soul into it and really played a
great game,” he said. “Besides the
one breakdown and the one goal,
we were either even in possession
or ahead. It was some of the best
soccer I have seen from these kids
since the beginning when they
started school.”
Verona’s senior forward Garrett
Grunke scored in the 68th min-
ute with an assist to junior Casey
Thompson.
Guzman finished with 10 saves.
Badger South
Team W-L
Oregon 3-0
Fort Atkinson 3-0
Milton 1-2
Edgewood 1-2
Monroe 1-2
Stoughton 1-3
Monona Grove 0-2
If you go
What: Watertown
regional
When: 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Where: Watertown
Country Club
Playoffs start
for Panthers
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor
The St ought on gi r l s
golf team just played the
conf er ence t our nament
Wednesday, and now it
shifts its focus to region-
als.
The Vikings travel to
Watertown Country Club
at 9 a. m. Wednesday,
Oct. 2, for the Watertown
regional.
Check for updat es on
Twitter @CourierHub and
check back for a story and
photos on ConnectStough
ton.com.
The Badger South meet
was af t er t he Couri er
Hub’s Tuesday deadline.
That story, along with pho-
tos, are on ConnectStough
ton.com.
Badger Cup
The Vi ki ngs t ravel ed
to Lake Wisconsin Coun-
try Club on Sept. 18 and
helped the Badger South
retain the Badger Cup with
a 13-2 win.
Senior Becky Klongland
went up against Portage’s
Emily Grunder and won
9-and-7.
In the bestball, senior
Ashli Stolen and junior
Kailey Taebel won 4-and-
3 over Jayde Curley and
Natalie Lindman
Finally, in the two-per-
son scramble, Tayler Wise
and Kailey Taebel defeat-
ed Julia White and Elise
Liegel 5-and-3.
Stoughton 324, Portage 359
The Vikings played Por-
tage in a make-up match
and won 324-359.
Klongland finished with
a 69, and Stolen shot an
81.
Kailey Taebel finished
with an 84, and Wise shot
a 90 to finish the scoring.
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Stoughton drops heartbreaker at Oregon
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor
I t l o o k e d l i k e t h e
Stoughton girls volleyball
team was primed for an
upset and a spot atop the
Badger South Conference
standings last Thursday,
but the Vikings couldn’t
finish the job.
Af t er bui l di ng a t wo
games t o none l ead at
Oregon, St ought on l ost
the last three games to fall
3-2 (25-21, 25-23, 10-25,
15-25, 11-15).
He a d c o a c h Ke l l y
Sorensen wrote in an email
that the girls started strong
with solid defense, with a
disciplined block, and ball
cont rol on offense, but
the girls couldn’t keep the
momentum to put Oregon
away.
“The excitement in the
gym was contagious, and
the crowd really helped get
the girls going,” Sorensen
said. “Unfortunately, we
had a hard time staying
in-system the rest of the
match.”
Juni or out si de hi t t er
Annie Fergus finished with
12 kills and 13 digs, while
junior setter Lindsey Bach
had 11 di gs and seven
assists.
Sophomore outside hit-
ter/middle blocker Haven
Polich added eight kills.
Senior middle blocker
Maren Schultz picked up
six kills and five blocks,
and sophomor e mi ddl e
blocker/right-side hitter
Hannah Hobson collected
four blocks.
Senior middle blocker/
right-side hitter Carissa
Kl ubert anz added t hree
bl ocks, and seni or set -
t er Pat ri ci a Dumas l ed
Stoughton with 21 assists.
She also added six digs.
Oregon senior outside
hitter Maddy Gits finished
with 24 kills, while junior
outside hitter Riley Rose-
meyer had 18.
Seni or set t er s Jami e
Wood and Dani Loomis
finished with 24 and 23
assists, respectively, and
Wood added fi ve aces.
Senior libero Madi Klon-
sinski had four aces.
Seni or out si de hi t t er
Regan Pauls led with 20 di gs, whi l e Kl onsi nski added 11.
Rosemeyer led Oregon
with three blocks.
Breast cancer
awareness night
The Vikings host Mil-
ton at 7 p.m. Thursday and
will also be raising money
for the Susan G. Komen
Foundation for breast can-
cer awareness night.
There wi l l be a bake
sale, and a $1 serving com-
petition between sets two
and three to raise funds for
cancer research.
Sorensen said the girls
are exci t ed for anot her
conference mat ch aft er
seeing Milton at the Car-
dinal Invitational Satur-
day, and they are excited
to play in a match with a
good cause.
Cardinal invite
A short-handed Stough-
ton traveled to Middleton
High School last Saturday
to participate in the Car-
dinal Invitational, missing
six of 13 girls.
It showed as the Vikings
finished the day 0-4.
Besides girls being sick
or t aki ng ACTs, j uni or
libero Olivia Dorscheid
was also out with a con-
cussion.
St ought on fel l 2-0 t o
Verona (15-25, 22-25),
Wisconsin Heights (21-25,
17-25) and Jefferson (23-
25, 12-25) in pool play.
The Vi ki ngs l ost 2-1
(25-23, 25-27, 8-15) t o
Riverdale in the bronze
playoff.
Schultz led Stoughton
with 21 kills, while Bach
collected 47 assists and six
aces. Hobson was second
with five aces.
Klubertanz led with 10
blocks, and junior libero
Hannah Posick finished
with 29 digs.
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Student Athlete of the Week
Featured athlete selected by the Athletic Department, coaches, and educators.
Featured Athlete: Ashley
Harnack
Parents: Brad and Heather
Harnack
Sport(s): Cross Country and
Track
Other activities/hobbies:
Playing my flute and
hanging out with friends
Plans after high school: I hope to run in college
and receive a nursing degree
Most memorable high school sports experience:
My favorite memory was winning the
Janesville Cross Country meet
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athletes on how to balance school and
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studying. That way your grades are up and
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Volleyball
File photo by Anthony Iozzo
Junior outside hitter Annie Fergus finished with 12 kills and 13 digs
in a 3-2 (25-21, 25-23, 10-25, 15-25, 11-15) loss at Oregon last
Thursday.
Girls tennis
Freshmen figure to earn top
seeds for Vikings heading
into Badger Conference meet
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor
St ought on gi rl s t en-
nis traveled to Milton on
Monday where the squad
dropped the Badger South
Conference showdown,
5-2.
Freshmen Sarah Benoy
and Payton Kahl continued
to be the bright spot for the
team, pulling out a three
set victory over Zyann
Furseth and Maddie Erd-
man at No. 1 doubles.
Despite being unable to
close out to set points in
the first set, the team bat-
tled back to win 5-7, 6-4,
6-3.
“That was a big win for
us and should help get us
a fourth seed heading into
conference,” head coach
Ryan Reischel said. “It
also keeps us in the run-
ning for a top seed at sub-
sectionals.”
Fellow freshman Ken-
dra Halverson (7-7) added
the team’s only other win
at No. 4 singles, prevail-
ing 6-3, 6-1 against Abby
Simes.
“I think Kendra is 4-3
against conference oppo-
nents right now,” Reischel
said. “An early loss in
the season could possibly
preclude her from getting
a top six, but we’ll see
where the draw gets us
Wednesday.”
Th e Vi k i n g s we r e
unable to take a set at any
of the other five flights.
Anna Nelson and Ting
Thompson at No. 3 dou-
bles dropped a tough three
set match 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Conference preview
St ought on heads t o
Madison’s Nielsen Tennis
Stadium on Friday for the
Badger Conference tennis
meet.
Wi nner s on Fr i day
advance onto the semi-
finals and championship
matches Saturday.
Play begins at 9 a.m.
both days.
Eight-ranked Waunakee
and fourth-ranked Madi-
son Edgewood expect to
once again be the favorites
for the Badger North and
South titles.
Badger South
Team W-L
Edgewood 3-0
Oregon 3-1
Monona Grove 2-1
Stoughton 2-1
Milton 2-2
Fort Atkinson 0-3
Monroe 0-4
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UN311856
NOTICE OF VACANCY
STOUGHTON BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Stoughton Area School District Board of Edu-
cation will receive written letters of application for
appointment to a vacancy on the Board of Education.
The term of appointment for the vacancy created by
Amy McFarland’s resignation will expire in April 2014.
Letters of application must be received by the Board
Clerk on or before 4:00 p.m. Friday October 4, 2013,
and should be addressed to:
Tina Hunter, Clerk
School Board Application
Administrative and Educational Services Center
320 North Street
Stoughton, WI 53589-1733
Applicants will be interviewed Monday, October 7,
2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Administrative and Educa-
tional Service Center board room. For additional
information, please call 877-5002.
Tina Hunter, Clerk
Stoughton Board of Education
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free (1:53.10) with Shay-
lee Kooima and clocking a
4:10.92 with Victoria Grif-
fin for third place in the
400 free.
Junior Annie Hudkins
was the other medal win-
ner taking fourth in the 100
breaststroke with a lifetime
best 1:18.84.
Junior Raleigh Schigur
had a super swim in the
200 IM, dropping two sec-
onds to earn the D2 silver
medal – the squad’s lone
medal winner for that divi-
sion.
Stoughton finished the
day wi t h 10 ot her best
t i mes bet ween t he t wo
divisions, including Ash-
ley Foss in both the 50 free
and 100 back, Ellie Trot-
ter in the 50 free and 100
breast and Rebecca Ham-
mond, who cut three sec-
onds in the 100 free and
posted another best in the
100 back.
Olivia Lenz (100 IM),
Annie Hudkins (50 free),
Mary Cl ai re Mancl (50
free) and Danielle Hodkie-
wicz (100 free) all posted
individual bests.
The Vi ki ngs fi ni shed
fourth in Division 1 (183)
behind the host Red Hawks
(308), River Valley (263)
and Por t age ( 197) and
sixth in D2.
“I was pleased with how
all the girls swam and I
look forward to having a
full team back for our meet
against Fort on Tuesday,”
McLaury said.
Fort 104, Stoughton 66
Stoughton was simply
unable to match the depth
of Fort At ki nson when
the team traveled there on
Tuesday.
“It wasn’t the best meet
we’ve had against Fort, but
we had some good swims
to clock in 11 personal
bests,” McLaury said. “The
score was a little lopsided
104-66, but they just had
more depth than we did.”
Niemeyer was Stough-
ton’s lone first-place fin-
i sher , t aki ng bot h t he
200 (2:10.8) and 500 free
(5:42.33) with season-best
times.
Rude placed second in
both the 200 IM (2:25.09)
and the 100 back (1:07.12).
Pitney had a strong swim
in the 100 fly (1:07.19),
taking second as well.
Kooima had super swims
in both the 200 and 500.
She took third in the 200
and then got out touched
by one-hundredth of a sec-
ond in the 500 despite tak-
ing two seconds off her
previous best.
Hudki ns i mproved i n
both the 50 free and her
breaststroke to take second
in 1:18.57.
Anderson added a third
place finish in the 100 free
and runner-up finish in the
100 free (:58.47).
Rounding out the best
times from varsity were:
Olivia Lenz (200 free) and
Bella Lenz (100 breast).
Best times for the night
on JV came from Danielle
Hodkiewicz (50 and 100
free), Ellie Trotter (100
breast), Marissa Schime-
lfenig (50 free and 100
breast) and Megan Mowery
(100 free).
The Vikings host Divi-
sion 2 runner-up Milton at
6 p.m. Oct. 1.
Swim: Vikings lack depth to compete in Fort dual meet
Football
Vikings earn revenge on Monroe
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor
Stoughton forced four turnovers
Friday to secure its first Badger
South Conference win of the season
28-3 over Monroe on the road.
The Vikings’ running game once
again carried the load, sending three
different rushers to the end zone in
the win.
Junior Brady Brusegar, senior
Brian Wagner and sophomore Buck
Krueger scored from 13, 3 and 4
yards in the win. Krueger led the
way, racking up 87 yards on 15 car-
ries.
Wagner and Krueger’s scores
were part of a 16 point fourth quar-
ter by the Vikings.
Blake Duffy’s 28-yard field in the
second quarter was the only Monroe
score.
The Vikings did have two first-
half PATs blocked.
St ought on seni or quart erback
Luke Logan, who finished 4-of-8,
hit Zach Hasselberger for 2-point
conversion pass following the final
score.
Monroe quarterback Charlie Kind
was 3-of-15 for 15 yards with three
picks.
Stoughton’s last four games of
the regular season pit them against
three teams with losing records. The
Vikings (2-3 overall, 1-2 confer-
ence) travel to non-conference Por-
tage (0-5) at 7 p.m. Friday.
The host Warriors are coming off
a 41-0 beatdown against undefeated
DeForest in which the team only
racked up 60 yards of offense.
Stoughton follows that up at home
against undefeated Monona Grove
(3-0) and wi nl ess Oregon (0-2)
before capping the regular season
Friday, Oct. 18, at Milton (1-2).
The Vikings need to win two of
those three games to finish .500 in
the conference and make the WIAA
postseason for the first time since
1998.
File photo by Jeremy Jones
Senior quarterback Luke Logan and the Vikings head to winless Portage in a Badger
Conference crossover game Friday at 7 p.m.
Badger South
Team W-L
Monona Grove 3-0
Fort Atkinson 2-0
Edgewood 2-1
Milton 1-2
Stoughton 1-2
Monroe 0-2
Oregon 0-2
Sport shorts
Stoughton Youth Softball offers
free Saturday skills clinics
Stoughton Youth Soft-
ball League is offering
free skills development
clinics on Saturday morn-
ings this fall beginning
Sept . 14 and r unni ng
through fall – weather per-
mitting.
The open field instruc-
tional skills Saturdays are
aimed at youth in grades
fourth through eighth as a
way to help garner more
interest in the sport of
softball. The drop-in style
clinics will run from 9–11
a. m. on the Stoughton
High School varsity soft-
ball field.
“We want to give girls
in the Stoughton com-
muni t y an opport uni t y
to learn more about soft-
ball and work on their
skills now, in hopes they
will join us next spring
and summer to play on a
team,” said Keith Poirier,
co-president of Stoughton
Youth Softball.
No previous softball
experience is required.
The clinics are free and
no registration is required.
Participants can simply
show up on the mornings
they wish.
Coaches and instructors
will be working with the
girls on skill development.
If there are enough play-
ers the group will play a
scrimmage game. Equip-
ment will be provided.
SYS is still looking for
volunteers to fill the fol-
l owi ng di rect or rol es:
fundraising coordinator,
Umpire coordinator, field
coordinator and coaches
coordinator.
Stoughton Youth Soft-
bal l League pr ovi des
Stoughton area youth with
the opportunity to compete
in softball leagues and
tournaments and to chal-
lenge them to perform to
the best of their abilities.
SYS teaches the game
and the skills necessary to
excel at the sport through
camps and clinics when
possible.
The l eague provi des
competent, knowledgeable
and dedicated volunteer
coaches along with ade-
quate and safe equipment
and fields. SYS provides
league play for ASA Class
B teams in support of
improving our high school
program. For more infor-
mation, please visit www.
StoughtonYouthSoftball.
com or email SYS at Sto
Softball@att.net or call
Keith Poirier at (608) 358-
6197.
Cross country update
St ought on boys and
girls cross country which
last competed on Tuesday,
Sept. 17, at the Badger
Challenge in Fort Atkin-
son don’t return to action
until 9 a.m. Saturday at the
Janesville Craig Midwest
Invitational at Blackhawk
Golf Course in Janesville.
The Vikings host the
annual Stoughton Invita-
tional at the high school
the following weekend
(Oct. 5) at 9:30 a.m.
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those things have really added
to the clerk’s responsibili-
ties,” Olson said, referring to
Gov. Scott Walker’s contro-
versial elimination of most
collective bargaining for pub-
lic employees and the Help
America Vote Act. “We’ve
been asking one person to do
too much.”
Multiple options
The study looked at the
city’s operations and staffing
and compared it to similarly
sized municipalities.
“Baker Tilly met with each
employee at City Hall,” Olson
explained. “They later came
back and talked some more
with me and some department
heads.”
The final report, which
the Personnel committee has
discussed twice and plans to
revisit in October, presented
three models the city could
consider. The options ranged
from a cost of $55,000 annu-
ally to more than $300,000.
The most expensive model
calls for not only creating
positions for an IT director
and HR director but also add-
ing a city administrator to the
organizational structure. That
idea has been discussed a few
times in past years and was
rejected by the council each
time.
The least expensive model
envisions creating an HR
position and adding some IT
support. Under that model,
the HR director’s duties
would be separated from
those of the city clerk and the
deputy clerk position would
see its hours cut from full
time to half time and would
provide administrative sup-
port to the mayor in order to
“free up more time for strate-
gic leadership tasks.”
Baker Tilly estimated the
cost for switching to Model
1 could be as much $125,000
or as low as $55,000, if the
city were to take advantage
of potential funding sources
identified in the report.
The report suggests that
advantages of the first model
include improved HR servic-
es and providing more admin-
istrative support for the mayor
by shifting clerical assistant
hours from the clerk’s office
to the mayor.
Other options
The second model would
create positions for an HR
director and an IT director.
The cost for Model 2 could be
as high as $235,000, or as low
as $55,000 after potential rev-
enue and savings offsets.
Like the first model, this
option suggests moving a
clerical assistant now in
the city clerk’s office to the
mayor’s office. Creating the
IT director position would
remove information technol-
ogy responsibility from the
planning director and allow
him to focus on his core
responsibilities, including
economic development.
In the long term, Model 2
also calls for consolidating
the role of fire chief and EMS
director, which is split into
separate positions.
Advantages to the sec-
ond model, according to the
report, include improved HR
and IT services, expanding
the pool of eligible candidates
for the positions of clerk, HR
director and IT director, and
providing more support to the
mayor and the planning direc-
tor.
The report states that
the first two models do not
address the underlying prob-
lems of a lack of “interde-
partmental coordination and
cultural change” in the city’s
operations.
The third model, which
would include the HR and IT
positions and also add a city
administrator, could cost as
much as $335,000 or as little
as $100,000 after additional
revenue and savings offsets.
The study suggests that
adding a full-time adminis-
trator would provide “strong
central administration to pair
with the mayor’s position,”
allow the mayor’s role to be
“more outward facing as an
elected official, focusing on
goals like development over
internal administration” and
provide “much needed inter-
departmental coordination
and centralized authority to
address perpetual cultural
issues and to manage city-
wide (cross-departmental) ini-
tiatives.”
The downside, the report
indicates, would be the “sig-
nificant fiscal investment”
required to hire a city admin-
istrator.
Adopting bit by bit
Given the city’s present
tight fiscal situation, Olson
said she doesn’t see the coun-
cil implementing any of the
study’s recommendations
right away.
“When I talked to Person-
nel, I suggested let’s look at
Option 2 with a little tweak-
ing here and there,” she said.
“Because of the way our
budget is, looking at almost
a $300,000 deficit, we might
not be able to do all of those
things right away. But if we
can make steps toward that
end, that would be our goal.”
Olson thinks the study was
useful “in that it tells us things
that we can’t see because
we’re ingrained in the opera-
tion day to day.”
The study was a first step,
she said. Now it’s time for
staff and the council to debate
the report’s specifics and
decide what do with it.
Ald. Sonny Swangstu (Dist.
1), who chairs the Personnel
committee, said he is gener-
ally not a big fan of studies
because the recommendations
aren’t usually implemented.
But he thinks the Baker Tilly
study was useful.
“The information they gave
us gives us a better idea of
what we need and where we
need it,” he said. “I think it
tells us what the city really
needs to get the ball rolling
again instead of having peo-
ple come and use our place
for a training ground and then
move on. We’ve got to find
a way to keep these people
(employees) once they come
here.”
Swangstu said establish-
ing a city administrator is a
suggestion in the report he
strongly opposes. He said
the city can’t afford it and he
doesn’t like the idea of a non-
elected person leading the
city.
Ald. Ron Christianson
(Dist. 2), on the other hand,
believes a professional
administrator is exactly what
the city needs – although he
also recognizes that taxpayers
can’t afford it.
Also a member of Person-
nel, Christianson said he’s
met with most department
heads and “talked over what
they thought would be our
best approach.”
Most thought an HR direc-
tor would be “our best direc-
tion at this point in time,”
Christianson said.
Other ideas
Christianson noted the city
can’t comfortably afford any
of the suggestions in the Bak-
er Tilly report, but he offered
the Personnel committee and
department heads an idea
about how to “buy” an HR
director at no additional cost
by refiguring some positions
at City Hall.
“Right now we have an
unfilled position in the city
clerk,” he said. “We have an
acting city clerk. My sug-
gestion was that we take the
acting city clerk and make
her the clerk. She’s already
being paid. We should take
the money from the city clerk
position that is unfilled and
buy a human resource person.
“That way there is no cost
involved, if we can get a full-
time human resource person
for that money.”
Christianson has “a long
list” of other ideas that he will
discuss at the committee’s
next meeting in October.
But he and Swangstu
agreed the committee will
not make decisions or recom-
mendations to the council any
time soon.
“Personnel will ease our
way through this and not be
in a hurry,” Swangstu said.
“We’ll see if we can’t make
it work this time and last for
a while.”
Likewise, Olson thinks the
committee should take its
time before making a recom-
mendation to the council.
“There are a lot of moving
parts,” she said. “That’s why
we have to take it slow and
have lots of discussion before
moving ahead.”
Staffing: Study recommends several options for HR, IT positions
Continued from page 1
In brief
The Baker Tilly report found that:
• The city is under-resourced and lacks specific
expertise in the areas of human resources and
information technology.
• The city lacks consistent policies and
procedures across multiple departments resulting
in inconsistencies, decreased efficiency and
ambiguous roles and responsibilities.
• The organizational structure leads to a lack
of coordination and collaboration on issues that
should be addressed from a citywide perspective.
• Key department heads are functioning without
adequate support and therefore perform duties
that do not optimize their time.
City of Stoughton
Hougan finishes
clerk, treasurer
training program
Bill livick
Unifed Newspaper Group
City of Stoughton act-
ing clerk Pili Hougan was
among 96 graduates of the
University of Wisconsin-
Green Bay’s Clerks/Trea-
surers Institute this sum-
mer.
Ho u g a n ,
who began
with the city
as a par t -
time recep-
t i o n i s t i n
April 2006,
g r a d u a t e d
f r o m t h e
mu n i c i p a l
clerks’ part
of the program last summer
and completed the munici-
pal treasurers’ program this
year.
Aft er begi nni ng wi t h
the city as a receptionist,
Hougan became the deputy
clerk and served in that role
for a little less than one
year before then-clerk/per-
sonnel director Luann Alme
resigned in 2007.
Hougan then took on the
role of acting clerk, which
she has done two more
times – first when Kelly
Michaels left, and then after
Nick Probst resigned, both
after less than a year on the
job.
“First I graduated from
the Wisconsin Municipal
Clerks Association at UW-
Green Bay and then this
summer it was a treasurers’
course from the Wisconsin
Municipal Clerks Asso-
ciation,” Hougan said. “I
applied and received a full
scholarship the first year
and then the second, third
and fourth years the city
paid for the course.”
Hougan is currently serv-
ing as acting clerk, a posi-
tion she’s held since Febru-
ary.
The training institute is
one of the largest programs
in the United States and has
received awards and recog-
nition nationally and inter-
nationally, according to a
news release from the uni-
versity.
Each summer munici-
pal clerks, treasurers and
other officials participate
in a week of continuing
education training courses.
The institute is designed to
advance the professional
development of local gov-
ernment officials in Wis-
consin. The course work
focuses on the develop-
ment of technical skills,
learning state statutes and
regulations, administrative
knowledge, leadership and
financial management.
Local government offi-
cials completing the three-
year sequence of programs
earn all of the education
points needed for national
certification, with addition-
al points earned by experi-
ence in local government
and participation in other
meetings and educational
seminars. Officials hold-
ing the title of both clerk
and treasurer are eligible to
receive both the clerk’s and
treasurer’s certification by
completing a fourth year at
the institute.
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Obituaries
Curtis C. Hoffman
Curtis C. Hoffman, age
79, passed away peacefully
at home on Sept. 19, 2013,
surrounded by family. He
was born in Whitewater on
July 21, 1934, to Carl and
Ruth (Barber) Hoffman.
Curtis was a longtime
resident of Stoughton and
charter member of Covenant
Lutheran Church. Beginning
in 1955 he served 4 years of
active duty with the U.S. Air
Force, and then continued in
the Air National Guard for
the next 21 years. He retired
from ser-
v i c e i n
1 9 8 0 .
He a l s o
w o r k e d
for the Wis. Dept. of Trans-
portation as an engineering
technician in the materials
lab for 44 years. His hard
work and dedication was
valued by those around him.
He was united in marriage to
Sharon Tuchel on Oct. 19,
1968.
Curtis enjoyed the out-
doors especially the season
change and fall colors. He
also enjoyed any kind of
physical activity and was
constantly on the move
whether out fixing or build-
ing things, gardening, shov-
eling, and mowing or simply
on a walk.
He will be deeply missed
by his loving wife, Sharon;
daughter, Tanya (Ryan)
Teasdale; and his grand-
sons, Brycen and Chayce
all of Monticello. He is fur-
ther survived by a sister,
Barbara (Chalmer) Arneson
of Rochester, Ind.; brother,
David (Antonia) of Acapul-
co, Mexico; sister-in-law,
Sandy Tuchel of Stoughton;
and a niece and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by
his parents and sister-in-law,
Benita Hoffman.
The family wishes to
thank the staff of Agrace
HospiceCare, Inc., Inspired
Adult Day Services and
especially Katie for their
care and support which
made it possible for Curtis
to remain in his home, his
deepest wish.
A memorial service was
held at 11 a.m. on Wednes-
day, Sept. 25, 2013, at Cov-
enant Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions were suggested to
Covenant Lutheran Church.
Please share your memo-
ries at cressfuneralservice.
com.
Cress Funeral & Crema-
tion Service
206 W. Prospect Stoughton
873-9244
Dorothy A. Mixtacki
Dorothy A. Mixtacki, age
85, of Stoughton, passed
away on Sunday, Sept. 1,
2013, at Skaalen Home in
Stoughton. She was born
on Nov. 21, 1927, in Lady-
smith, the daughter of John
and Agnes (Kasper) Rodel.
Dorothy graduated from
Weyerhaeuser High School
and also the Minneapolis
Business College. She mar-
ried Bernard S. Mixtacki
on July 18, 1953, at Sacred
Heart Church in Eau Claire.
The couple raised their chil-
dren in Monona and spent
their retirement years in
Stoughton.
She was a member of St.
Ann’s Parish in Stough-
ton and former member
of Immaculate Heart of
Mary Catholic Church in
Monona. Dorothy enjoyed
playing Scrabble, garden-
ing, baking, cheering on
the Cubs and bird watching.
Her greatest joy was spend-
ing time with Bernie, her
children and especially her
grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by
her husband, Bernie, and
they celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary on
July 18; Her four children,
Steve (Meryl) of Middle-
ton, Jim (Maureen) of Car-
rollton, Texas, Tom ( Judi)
of Madison, Ann (Marty)
Mi l st ead of Wi l dwood,
Mo.; seven grandchildren,
Mindy, Brian, Michael,
Rachel, Laura, Rebecca and
Karen; one great-grand-
child, McKenzie; and her
brother Jim (Ardis) Rodel
of Eau Claire.
She was preceded i n
death by her parents; broth-
ers, Donald and George;
and sister, Margaret.
Dorothy’s Catholic faith
was a constant source of
comfort and a priority in
her life.
A Mass of Christian Buri-
al was held at St. Ann Cath-
olic Church on Thursday,
Sept. 5, 2013, with Father
Randy Budnar presiding.
Burial was in Roselawn
Memory Park in Monona.
In lieu of flowers, please
send memor i al s t o St .
Ann’s Catholic Church.
On-line condolences may
be made at gundersonfh.
com.
Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Highway 51 N.
873-4590
Margaret Rose Diny-
Miller
Margaret Rose Di ny-
Miller, age 82, of Stough-
ton, formerly of Hillsboro,
passed away on Thursday,
Sept. 19, 2013. She was
born on July 24, 1931, the
daughter of William and
Olive Fritsch. She married
John Diny, Sr. on Oct. 19,
1948. He preceded her in
death on April 27, 1985.
She then married George
Miller in 1991. He preced-
ed her in death in 1996.
Margaret was an active
member of St. Ann Catho-
lic Church attending mass
daily. She was a founding
member of Helping Hands
at Sacred Hearts Parish in
Reedsburg. Her faith and
family were most important
to her. She also was known
for her quilting, knitting,
and her cooking and bak-
ing.
She is survived by her
chi l dr en, John ( Li nda)
Diny of Reedsburg, The-
resa (Richard) Nemec of
Hi l l sboro, Carol (Bob)
Coppernoll of Hillsboro,
Betty (Hank) Burress of
Stoughton, Pete (Bever-
ly) Diny of Madison, and
Leroy Diny of Marina del
Rey, Calif.; many grand-
children, great-grandchil-
dren, and a great-great-
granddaughter; and eight
brothers and sisters. She
was preceded in death by
her husbands; parents; son,
Dave; grandson, Joey; and
many brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Chr i st i an
Burial was celebrated at St.
Ann Catholic Church, Sept.
23, 2013, with Father Ran-
dy Budnar and Monsignor
Gerard Healy concelebrat-
ing. Burial was at Mt. Ver-
non Cemetery in Hillsboro.
Online condolences may
be made at gundersonfh.
com.
Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Highway 51 N.
873-4590
Curtis C. Hoffman Dorothy A. Mixtacki
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Legals
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Stoughton Planning
Commission will hold a Public Hearing
on Monday, October 14, 2013, at 6:00
o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the
matter may be heard, in the Council
Chambers, Second Floor, 321 S. Fourth
Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589,
to consider the proposed rezoning of
the following parcel of land located at
the northwest corner of US Highway 51
and State Highway 138, owned by Leslie
& Jeanette Mabie; 1400 US Highway 51
LLC; Peter Burno; and Robert & Mar-
garet Veek, from RH – Rural Holding to
PD-GDP Planned Development-General
Development Plan to accommodate
mixed use development, in the City of
Stoughton, Dane County, WI, more fully
described:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
PART OF LOT 2, CERTIFIED SUR-
VEY MAP No. 3430, VOLUME 13, PAGE
268-270, AS DOCUMENT No. 1658279,
AND LOTS 1, 2 AND 3, CERTIFIED SUR-
VEY MAP No. 3435, VOLUME 13, PAGE
279-281, AS DOCUMENT No. 1658680,
AND LOT 1, CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP
No. 9632, VOLUME 55, PAGE 194-197,
AS DOCUMENT No. 3199102, AND
PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND
THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND PART OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 1,
TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST,
TOWN OF RUTLAND, DANE COUNTY,
WISCONSIN, DESCRIBED MORE PAR-
TICULARLY AS FOLLOWS: COMMENC-
ING AT THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER
CORNER OF SECTION 1, AFORESAID;
THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 05 MIN-
UTES 45 SECONDS WEST, ALONG
THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER, 33.05 FEET TO THE
SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE WEST
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF VEEK ROAD;
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 17 MIN-
UTES 13 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID
WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 185.09
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST, 260.52
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES
16 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST, 5.01
FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF STATE TRUNK HIGHWAY
‘138’; THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 21.50 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MIN-
UTES 45 SECONDS EAST, 8.67 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 53
MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST, 343.76
FEET; THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 53
MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST, 1004.03
FEET; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES
12 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST, 98.05
FEET; THENCE NORTH 49 DEGREES 55
MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, 208.46
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES
53 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST, 172.86
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 10
MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST, 933.15
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES
53 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST, 645.48
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 06
MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 726.30
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 53
MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST, 164.22
FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 38
MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST, 307.48
FEET; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES
21 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, 229.50
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 41
MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, 286.28
FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF LOT 2
OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER
8144, AFORESAID; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 05 MINUTES 12 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 195.25
FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER
OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER
9632, AFORESAID; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 06 MINUTES 55 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF CER-
TIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER 9632 A
DISTANCE OF 888.23 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 87 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 29
SECONDS EAST, 1.15 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES
58 SECONDS WEST, 198.79 FEET TO
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT
1 CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER
9632; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42
MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1 A
DISTANCE OF 519.75 FEET TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, CER-
TIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER 9632
AND THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY ‘51’;
THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 40 MIN-
UTES 47 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID
WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 170.46
FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE; THENCE
SOUTHEASTERLY 487.72 FEET ALONG
AN ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT,
HAVING A RADIUS OF 981.47 FEET, THE
CHORD BEARING SOUTH 12 DEGREES
31 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, 482.72
FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF VEEK ROAD; THENCE SOUTH
00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 13 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE, 322.71 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
SAID PARCEL CONTAINS
1,539,266.91 SQUARE FEET OR 35.34
ACRES.
For questions related to this notice,
contact Michael Stacey at 608-646-0421
Published September 26 and
October 3, 2013
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* * *
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Stoughton Planning
Commission will hold a Public Hearing
on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 6:00
o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the mat-
ter may be heard, in the Council Cham-
bers, Public Safety Building, 321 South
Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton,
Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a pro-
posed Conditional Use Permit Applica-
tion by Jerod Wooldridge for a Group
Daycare Center at 720 Nygaard Street,
Stoughton, Wisconsin. The property at
720 Nygaard Street is owned by Middle-
ton Community Bank, and is more fully
described as follows:
Parcel number 281/0511-063-2145-
4, with a legal description of: DVORAK’S
ADDITION LOT 25
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning
Administrator at 608-646-0421
Michael P Stacey
Zoning Administrator
Published September 19 and 26, 2013
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* * *
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Stoughton Planning
Commission will hold a Public Hear-
ing on Monday, October 14, 2013 at
6:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon after as
the matter may be heard, in the Coun-
cil Chambers, Public Safety Building,
321 South Fourth Street, Second Floor,
Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to con-
sider a proposed Conditional Use Permit
Application by Ron and Maura Beresky
(Agent: Lance McNaughton), for a Bed
and Breakfast establishment at 516 S.
Page Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin. The
property at 516 S. Page Street is owned
by Ron and Maura Beresky, and is more
fully described as follows:
Parcel number 281/0511-082-6511-
9, with a legal description of: O M TURN-
ER’S SECOND ADDN BLOCK 1, S1/2
LOT 1, S1/2 LOT 2, S1/2 LOT 3, N1/2 LOT
7 & N1/2 LOT 8
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning
Administrator at 608-646-0421
Michael P Stacey
Zoning Administrator
Published September 19 and 26, 2013
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* * *
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Stoughton Landmarks
Commission will hold a Public Hearing
on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00
p.m., or as soon thereafter as the mat-
ter may be heard, at City Hall, Hall of
Fame Room, Lower Level, 381 E. Main
Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, to con-
sider the following proposed ordinance
amendments to the City of Stoughton
Municipal Code of Ordinances – Chap-
ter 38 - Historic Preservation – Multiple
amendments to various sections of the
historic preservation ordinance.
A copy of the proposed amend-
ments is available for review at City
Hall, Department of Planning & Devel-
opment, 381 E. Main Street, Stoughton,
Wisconsin or contact Michael Stacey at
608-646-0421
Michael Stacey
Zoning Administrator
Published: September 19 and 26, 2013
WNAXLP
* * *
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Stoughton Planning
Commission will hold a Public Hearing
on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 6:00
o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the mat-
ter may be heard, at the Public Safety
Building, Second Floor, 321 S. Fourth
Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to
consider a proposed ordinance amend-
ment to the City of Stoughton Municipal
Code of Ordinances. The proposed or-
dinance amendment is to Section 78-
206(4)(l), Bed and Breakfast Establish-
ment, of the City of Stoughton Zoning
Ordinance, Dane County, Wisconsin.
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning
Administrator at 608-646-0421
Michael Stacey
Zoning Administrator
Published September 26 and
October 3, 2013
WNAXLP
* * *
STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE
SETTING TIME TO HEAR
AND DEADLINE FOR
FILING CLAIMS (INFORMAL
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
EARL R. FRITZKE
Case No. 13PR623
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
1. An application for Informal Ad-
ministration was fled.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
September 5, 1931 and date of death
September 3, 2013, was domiciled in
Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a
mailing address of 1323 Vennevoll Drive,
Stoughton, WI 53589.
3. The application will be heard at
the Dane County Courthouse, Madison,
Wisconsin, Room 1005, before the pre-
siding Probate Registrar, on October 10,
2013 at 8:00 a.m.
You do not need to appear unless
you object. The application may be
granted if there is no objection.
4. The deadline for fling a claim
against the decedent’s estate is Decem-
ber 13, 2013.
5. A claim may be fled at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wiscon-
sin, Room 1005.
6. This publication is notice to any
persons whose names or addresses are
unknown.
If you require reasonable accom-
modations due to a disability to par-
ticipate in the court process, please
call 608-266-4311 at least 10 working
days prior to the scheduled court date.
Please note that the court does not pro-
vide transportation.
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
September 10, 2013
Michael D. Rumpf
PO Box 1
Cambridge, WI 53523
608-423-3254
Bar Number: 01015663
Published: September 19, 26 and
October 3, 2013
WNAXLP
* * *
INSTALLMENT ASSESSMENT
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that con-
tracts have been let for the construc-
tion of a sidewalks, curb and gutter,
driveway aprons and retaining walls
(the “Project”) to serve certain proper-
ties, and that the amount of the special
assessment for the improvements has
been determined as the property affect-
ed, and a statement of the assessment
is on fle with the City Clerk of the City of
Stoughton. It is proposed to collect the
special assessments in 6 installments,
as provided for by Wis. Stat. § 66.0715,
with interest at 4.5 percent per year;
that all assessments will be collected
in installments as provided above, ex-
cept assessments on property where
the owner fles with the City Clerk of the
City of Stoughton, within 30 days from
the date of this notice, a written notice
that the owner elects to pay the special
assessment on the owner’s property,
describing the property, to the City Trea-
surer of the City of Stoughton on or be-
fore the following November 1, unless
the election is revoked. If, after making
the election, the property owner fails to
make the payment to the City Treasurer
of the City of Stoughton, the City Clerk
shall place the entire assessment on the
following tax roll.
Dated: September 17, 2013
By: Maria Hougan,
City of Stoughton Clerk
Published: September 26, 2013
WNAXLP
* * *
RUTLAND TOWN BOARD
MEETING
OCTOBER 1, 2013
AGENDA:
1. Appearance by Dane Co. Sheriff
Dept. representative.
2. Constable Report.
3. Racetrack matters: monthly re-
port, schedule changes (if necessary),
and discussion and necessary action
on racetrack deed restriction document.
4. Rutland Church and Cemetery
matters.
* Update on landscaping and grave
platting with action as necessary.
5. Planning Commission report.
6. Consent Agenda:
* Minutes September 4th, 16th
meetings.
* Treasurer’s Report.
* Vouchers and Checks.
7. Correspondence.
8. Waste/Recycling Service Propos-
als. Update and action as necessary.
9. Update on DaneCom radios pur-
chase.
10. Election equipment order.
11. 2014 Road work and Paser rat-
ings update as necessary.
12. TRIP fund application update.
13. Update on Oregon, Stoughton
and Brooklyn Fire Dept. budget matters.
14. Flood Plain map meeting up-
dates as necessary.
15. Update on Highway 14 north
and south end connections meetings as
necessary.
16. Finalizing the town hall design
bid document.
17. Adjournment.
Dawn George, Clerk
Published: September 26, 2013
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DUNKIRK DAM LAKE DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ANNUAL MEETING
AND BUDGET HEARING WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 AT 6:30 PM AT THE
DUNKIRK TOWN HALL, 654 HWY N, STOUGHTON, WI 53589
AGENDA
Call to order
Reading of the minutes
Treasurer’s report and presentation of the 2014 annual budget
Set dates for 2014 calendar
Old business
New business
Adjournment
DUNKIRK DAM LAKE DISTRICT PROPOSED BUDGET
YEAR ENDING 09-30-14
Fiscal Year: 10/1-9/30 2012-13 2012-13 2013-14
Budget Actual Proposed Budget
Revenues:
General Tax Levy 3240 3350 3350
Interest 60 37 50
Shared Tax Relief -0- -0- 5000
REVENUE TOTAL 3,300 3,729 8,700
Transfer from Savings 17,900*
Total 26,600
Expenditures:
Admin/Offce 400 454 800
Dam Maint/Spraying 1000 119 1000
Insurance 1900 1709 1900
Dam Repair -0- -0- 5000
Engineering Study -0- -0- 17900*
EXPENSE TOTAL 3,300 2,282 26,600
General Funds: Ending Bal. ‘12 Ending Bal. ‘13
Checking Acct. 1036 4146
Savings Acct. HY 31112 29446
Savings Acct. 501 501
Funds Total 32,649 34,093
Required Reserve: Included in General Funds
25, 000 25, 000
Published September 26 and October 3, 2013
WNAXLP
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646 FirePlaCes,
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652 GaraGe sales
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jewelry, adult clothes, shoes, purses,
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matching desk, couch, loveseat, oak 4
drawer file cabinet, soccer practice nets,
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TV, antiques: dresser, oval table, farm
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STOUGHTON- 1924 Pleasant View Dr,
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STOUGHTON- 2558 Cty N Sept 26-28
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STOUGHTON- 3155 Giehler Dr Sept
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STOUGHTON 803 Devonshire Rd.
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Saturday 8:00-3:00. 6 Press-back chairs,
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furniture, see Craigslist.
VERONA 200 Noel Way. Fri, 9/27 8am-
5pm; Sat, 9/28 8am-3pm. Wide variety of
items including projector screen, tripod,
numerous books, shelves, furniture and
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palm tree and flowers, and other miscel-
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kitchen items, toys and an American
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Moving/Garage Sale. Thursday-Friday,
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28 8am-noon. Antiques, furniture,
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Huge sale! Antiques, Victorian bed, Mill-
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VERONA 815 Jenna Ct. Multi-family.
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household, electronics, crafts, plus-size
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only. Wed 1-5, Thurs-Fri 9-5, Saturday
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a real summer vacation
in a decade because that’s
the prime season for build-
ing the next haunted barn
experience. Fiscally, it has
been a blessing for them to
break even, despite pouring
thousands of dollars into the
project – around $30,000 to
$40,000 just last year, Kris
said.
But they don’t do it to
make money; it’s the fam-
ily’s hobby, Kris explains.
“Some people fish; some
people hunt; we haunt,” she
said.
Building the barn
This year, Larry explains
they spent money more effi-
ciently by making more of
their own props and turning
recycled items – like an ice
chest – into props that goers
will see this time around.
That’s something Larry
takes pride in.
“You transform it from
something plain and tame to
something really out-of-this-
world gory,” he said.
Making some props from
scratch, Larry has a back-
ground in electrical work,
carpentry and other trades
as a building maintenance
worker, but the barn has
pretty much become his full-
time job.
It took him about a week
to build an animatronic rat
(an electrical rat that moves
on its own) as a new prop for
this year. He spent around
$300 to make a slightly
smaller version of the prop
that costs $3,500 to buy.
Larry’s enthusiasm for
creating scary spectacles
comes through in the imagi-
native designs he aims to
make even scarier each year.
“It’s impressive what he’s
done,” haunted house helper
Slack told the Hub Monday
afternoon in a phone inter-
view. “There’s never a dull
moment – there’s always
something new.”
You’ll find the rat along
with other props like a
bl oody woman’ s body
who’s getting decapitated
by a chain saw. Some props
even include videos like see-
ing one of a guy coming to
axe down a door. The barns
themselves are elaborately
decorated from floor to ceil-
ing, wasting no space to put
an extra prop or scare.
Kris, Traci, Tyler and
older sister Tonia, 28, (who
isn’t as involved, but still
comes home to help out) are
used to their dad’s tricks, but
some visitors have to step
out of the hour-long haunted
tour after the first scare.
“By the time they’ve gone
through everything, they
should be pretty worn out,”
Larry boasts.
Horror helpers
Some characters on the
haunted stroll include clas-
sic horror-icons like Freddie
or Jason who are portrayed
by an all-volunteer staff of
actors.
Dedicated actors are one
of the secrets to an effective
haunt, Larry says. The fam-
ily has relied on volunteers
who are friends, family and
a lot of the time “custom-
ers who never left,” to have
kept expanding the haunted
barn, Larry said.
That was the case for
Burrington and Slack, who
visited the Barn years ago.
“I thought it’d be fun to
scare people,” Burrington
said, adding they’ve become
good friends with the fam-
ily, too.
With the extra time they’ll
have, the family plans to
still get spooky kicks to
have time to visit other
haunted attractions and his-
torical sites like Statesville
haunted prison in Illinois.
And Larry still plans to con-
tinue prop building here and
there. The Twinings have
kept the barn going this long
not only because they love
a good scare, but because
of the people they’ve met
along the way.
“It’s bittersweet,” Kris
said.
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Saturday, September 28
th
• 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Shredding service provided by
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McFarland State Bank Parking Lot
Lake Kegonsa Office • 3162 County Road B
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trash bags for proper destruction of sensitive
materials.
What to shred:
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social security number should be destroyed.
PAPER only
NO media products (no CD’s, DVD’s,
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Community Banking Since 1904
www.msbonline.com
is pleased to hold this
Community Event
to assist our customers and
non-customers with their Identity
Security & Identity Theft concerns.
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Continued from page 1
Photos by Victoria Vlisides
Larry shows off one of the multimedia props he put together for this year’s haunted barn.
The interior of the Twinings’ haunted barn features many home-
made props crafted by the family and many volunteer staffers.
Above is the interior of part of the second haunted barn.
“Some people fish;
some people hunt;
we haunt.”
Kris Twining, Haunted
Barn co-owner
A wall-mounted video will be
part of this year’s haunted barn.

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