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Spring elections

OSD primary headlines races
Seven candidates vie for three seats
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Oregon-Brooklyn Food Pantry

With seven candidates vying for three seats on the Oregon School Board, including a rare three-way primary Feb. 18 – district residents will have plenty of options. The elections could be particularly important for the district, with a possible referendum looming in Mixdorf fall. The last referendum in February 2012 failed. Three candidates are incumbents – president Courtney Odorico and members Lee Christenson and Wayne Mixdorf – while Gwen Mai- Maitzen tzen, Justin Zander, Charles Uphoff and Barbara Feeney are newcomers. In Area II, representing the City of Fitchburg, Odorico will face Uphoff, while in Area III, covering the towns of Dunn, Blooming Grove and Zander Rutland, Christensen will face off against Feeney. While those races will be decided in the spring election April 1, the three-way race in Area IV, covering the towns of Oregon, Montrose, Brooklyn and Union and the Village of Brooklyn, requires a primary to reduce the candidates to two. There, Mixdorf has been challenged by Maitzen and Zander. District administrative assistant Jayne Wick said this is the first time in her nearly 15 years with the district there has been a school board primary. School board terms are three years in length.

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Volunteers at the Oregon-Brooklyn Food Pantry, on Union Road, get ready for pantry day, where 124 families ended up being served on Jan. 30. From left to right are Michael Pecosky, his wife, Deb, who was January co-coordinator for the month along with Kelly Kornaus. Next to Kornaus is longtime pantry volunteer Rodger Mueller. Snow blows in front of the open warehouse door as pantry coordinators put in long hours of organizing food for monthly pickup.

Volunteer Kornaus grabs meat from one of the overflowing freezers. Pantry space can be tight as volunteers must stock enough food, in donations and purchased inventory, to feed an average of 130 families monthly.

Pantry looking for new facility as need outgrows space
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Packed in
Residents bundled up in hats and scarves begin to gather in front of the Oregon-Brooklyn Food Pantry an hour before it opens on a freezing January day. A line of about 35 people forms by the time it opens at 3 p.m., and more arrive to wait in the cold and snow. With no space to wait inside, the 1,200-square-foot warehouse on Union Road is not

equipped to serve the number of people it does because need was lesser 10 years ago, when the space was donated by Ed and Charlene Hefty. Pantry leaders are “very grateful” for the facility, but the nonprofit organization’s duties and demands exceed its current space, said Kelly Kornaus, pantry volunteer and longtime Oregon resident. From crammed freezers to a lack of climate control or boxes for pickups, it’s an often uncomfortable existence

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Mock trial team preparing for their day in court
Group goes to regional tourney Saturday
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The thought of going before a real judge to argue a case isn’t what most high schoolers have in mind as a good time. But the Oregon High School students on Brian Towns’ mock trial

team relish the opportunity to show their stuff. Students will have a chance to do just that during the annual competitions, which begin with regional tournaments across the

state on Saturday, Feb. 8. Semifinal and final competitions are set for March 9-10. Started in 1983, the Wisconsin High School Mock

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Resident raises top individual funds for area Polar Plunge
Local team is No. 2 in fundraising for Special Olympics
into a pond of freezing water this Saturday. “When the year turned P e t e r L o u g h r i n j u s t … I decided I would make this my year I would do all turned 60. To celebrate, he’ll jump kinds of things,” Loughrin said. “Anything and everything I came across.” When he came across Polar Plunge advertising at Walgreens and on television, he told his wife “Oh, I gotta do it.” “My wife said, ‘Oh, you’re crazy,’” he said, but he signed up anyway, and February 10 - February 14 in the two weeks since he sent out an email to friends 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. asking for donations, he’s We will reopen to the public raised the most money of anyone participating in Saton September 9, 2014 urday’s event in Madison, 105 S. Main St., Oregon  (608) 835-9294 totaling $3,400 as of Monday.
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Above, David Thompson, right, hits the water at the 2013 Polar Plunge ahead of his teammates. This year’s team has raised the second-most money for the Madison event. Below, Thompson (right) climbs out of the freezing water at the 2013 Polar Plunge.

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The event raises money for Special Olympics Wisconsin through donations to participants, who jump into freezing water at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Once Loughrin decided he was ready for a “cool” birthday celebration, a joke he said plenty of friends have made, he called his friend Amy Verheyden, who is the Oregon Special Olympics branch manager.

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other Special Olympics athletes and other family and friends. While Loughrin joining the team helped get them to the second-highest team spot for the Madison event, he’s far from alone when it comes to major fundraisers in the group. Thompson has raised $1,500 himself, up from the $1,300 he got for last year’s event and currently ranked fourth in the Madison area, according to the event website. And while they’re unlikely to catch the top fundraising team, which had raised $20,069 as of Monday compared to their more than $5,000, everyone is proud of what they’ve done. “David is so excited to see his name up (on the board),” said Verheyden, who expected “maybe” $2,000 from the team as a whole when they started out. “I’ve already had a couple of the athletes say, ‘Did you know we’re number two?’” For his part, Loughrin is hoping the “enthusiasm” of the event and the people that have supported him will be worth a degree or two of warmth. “I’m humbled by the response and gratified that so many people know about Special Olympics and are happy to support the cause,” he said. “This is the first time I’m going to jump into 33-degree water. “I’m a little worried about it,” he added jokingly.



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Village of Oregon

Board approves trimmed TIF deal for Thysse
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The Village Board on Monday unanimously authorized the village to offer Thysse Printing Service a package of a little more than $100,000 in taxincrement financing and other financial assistance. Business owner Jason Thysse plans to more than double the size of his production and office space in the Alpine Business Park this year and had requested $150,000 in TIF assistance for the project. The resolution adopted

Monday includes reimbursing Thysse $76,182 for construction costs and up to $25,000 in impact fees, and building and zoning fees. Thysse told the Obsever on Tuesday he plans to add about 18,000 square feet to the company’s 12,500-square-foot production facility and office space, which will include a mezzanine. He will also expand the size of the company parking area. The company building occupies about one-third of the three acres that Thysse purchased in the fall of 2011 in the business park.

Thysse Printing moved from Madison to its present location in June 2012. Thysse requested the funding assistance to help prepare the site for the expansion, noting the “substandard soil” on which his building sits. TIF assistance is often granted for improving soil conditions in preparation for construction. Tax-increment financing is used by municipalities to encourage development, infrastructure and other communityimprovement projects. The Village Board met in closed session at least three

times to discuss Thysse’s TIF request. Village President Steve Staton said the board considered how much the soil prep would cost as it discussed the TIF amount to offer Thysse. He said Thysse had been “a good business person” in the village and deserved the assistance. Thysse plans to begin the expansion in April. “We’re full bore ahead, working on plans now and trying to break ground as soon as the winter’s over,” Thysse told the Observer on Tuesday. “We’ve already done our layout on this

space and will have plenty of room to expand.” Any expansion of the facility beyond the current plan would not happen in the near future, Thysse said. In a letter to the village, Thysse wrote that the expansion will generate $20,000 a year more in property taxes, which would put its payback to the TIF district at seven-and-ahalf years. Thysse had about 18 employees when the company opened in 2012. The company was hoping to add about five employees its first year of operating in

Oregon. Instead, it added 17 or 18 new workers in the first 16 months here. “The business grew way faster than I anticipated,” Thysse said in December. “We are growing and gaining market share and adding great new people to our team. The downside is we built too small a building.” Thysse said Tuesday that he appreciated the board’s decision. “The funds that the village is giving will certainly help get the project moving forward and get us the space that we need,” he said.

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Jan. 3 1:21 p.m. A 38-year-old female fell on the floor and began seizing while in the Walgreen’s parking lot. EMS administered Narcan and transported her to St. Mary’s Hospital. A 30-year-old male with her stated the two had used heroin in the car in the parking lot. 5:00 p.m. A 49-year-old man reported someone had struck and damaged his mailbox on Lynne Trail earlier in the afternoon. While police were talking with the man, his neighbor came over and stated it was him. The man did not want to press charges. Jan. 5 4:16 p.m. A 27-year-old man walked into Bill’s Food Center with a paper bag, placed items in the bag and left without paying. The man told police he did not mean to take the items. He was ticketed for theft and the items were returned. man was found by a 70-yearold male passed out on the sidewalk at the intersection of Main and Washington streets. The 21-year-old had recently vomited and was unable to stand on his own. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for hypothermia, and had a .31 BAC at the hospital. 8:00 a.m. A 15-year-old male reported someone had entered his unlocked locker in the boys locker room and taken his cell phone. The boy suspected two others had possibly taken it, but police had them empty their pockets and the phone was not found. Jan. 10 3:30 p.m. An 18-year-old female reported leaving her laptop in its carrying case in the school cafeteria unattended. When she got home and realized she had forgotten it, it was gone and no one had seen anything. Cameras did not show footage of the incident. The laptop was not located. Jan. 11 1:18 a.m. A 37-year-old man was pulled over for operating without headlights on and police smelled an odor of intoxicants. The man refused to take any tests given and a blood test. Police gained a warrant, measured his BAC and took him to Dane County Jail for a 12-hour hold on his fourth count of operating a moter vehicle while intoxicated. Jan. 14 8:10 a.m. An 18-year-old woman had parked her vehicle in the student lot at 456 N. Perry Parkway in the morning, and found it damaged when she came back at 3:30 p.m. Another car caused “minor damage.”

Deal ends ‘Dumpsters wars’
Village to put DiMaggio house on market
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South Main Street business owners have called a truce to the so-called “Dumpsters wars” that have beguiled village officials for the past year. Last month, Bonnie and Jerry Thiel, Greg DeBroux, Scott MacWilliams and Kevin Ace all agreed to share the two trash receptacles in the Jefferson Street parking lot and divide the cost among themselves. The occupants of five apartments above the businesses would also be allowed to use the Dumpsters. The business owners agreed to pay the $325 per month cost for twiceweekly disposal and to use Advanced Disposal as the trash hauler. They will also split the annual $520 payment to the village for its $17,000 investment in building a Dumpster corral and erecting a fence around it. The parties agreed to use an invoicing system that the Thiels had previously proposed, using their accountant, but Jerry Thiel insisted that he is not the “Dumpster czar.” The Village Board directed attorney Matt Dregne to draft a Dumpster license agreement that was going to be considered by the board Monday night, but was postponed because all the parties hadn’t signed the agreement. The board is expected

to consider giving final approval to the agreement at its meeting Monday, Feb. 10, assuming the four parties sign the agreement. Village officials hope that will put the matter to rest. “I think we’re done for the year,” said village administrator Mike Gracz, who had to chuckle at the protracted discussions, which at times grew heated. “It’s only a oneyear lease, but I think things will work out.” For much of the past year, village trustees have struggled with the questions of which South Main Street business owners could use the Dumpsters, where the Dumpsters should be located, how many Dumpsters should be allowed, how they should be arranged inside the Dumpster “corral” that the village had built, and how the costs of both hauling trash and repaying the village for its investment should be divvied up.

DiMaggio home for sale

In other business, the board decided to accept bids for the former DiMaggio home at 455 Jefferson St., which the village bought from the DiMaggio family in December, along with about 16 acres. The village is asking $209,900 for the house, some outbuildings and about an acre of land on the south side of the Oregon branch of Badfish Creek. Gracz said the village would “probably keep the bid process open for a month” and said the property would be listed on the village webpage and in the Observer.

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In response to a question from a trustee, Dregne said people interested should approach the house like any other they’d want to buy: Give the village an offer to purchase, either independently or working through a broker. The village agreed to buy the property for $290,000 in order to put to rest a dispute that goes back almost a decade, when the former owner, the late Joseph DiMaggio, raised concerns over the village’s zoning of the land and periodic flooding of his property. Real estate records show the lot was first listed for sale in 2005 for $849,000, without the house, before the listing expired. In 2007 the land was again listed for $775,000. In 2008, the land was listed with house for $455,000. Later that year the asking price dropped to $399,900. In 2009 both the lot and home were again put on the market, this time for $389,900, and then for $349,900 when it expired. Last year the entire property was listed at $299,900, with the village finally buying it for $290,000. The village had assessed the property in 2013 at $252,000. In January, Jerry and Bonnie Thiel had expressed an interest in buying the house from the village. In an email to the village, they said they “would be honored to restore this residence to its original grandeur.” Jerry Thiel said he thought the house was probably built in the 1870s.

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Letters to the editor

Maitzen will be fiscally responsible
Gwen Maitzen is a candidate for school board on the Feb. 18 primary ballot. As a retired educator and current volunteer for the Urban League School for Hope at OMS and Brooklyn Elementary, she fully understands the importance of assisting students in critical thinking and problem solving skills. We are all aware of the turbulent times in our society and the lack of support for those with mental health issues. Gwen supports additional staff and programs to provide the support and assistance students may need. She will work on revising the grading policy so that it objectively evaluates students’ progress. As a team player, Gwen will encourage involvement from teachers/staff and community members in decision-making situations. As a former Town of Oregon board member I know firsthand how important it is to be fiscally responsible. Gwen understands the balance between “want and need” and will work on a budget that will provide a strong, balanced curriculum and a safe learning environment for all OSD students and staff. I encourage you to vote on Feb. 18 for Gwen Maitzen to represent you on the OSD board. Chris Johnson Town of Brooklyn

Vote Odorico, Christensen and Mixdorf this spring
As a member of the Oregon Soccer Board, including president for four years, I had a chance to work closely with Wayne Mixdorf, Lee Christensen and Courtney Odorico. They are each compassionate, thoughtful and energetic people who care very much about the kids in our community, but also have a great amount of varied business experience which they bring to all the places they volunteer their time. Our schools are a business, our children’s education and preparedness for college and beyond is what it produces. I believe that business experience is a vital experience to anyone on our school boards and in their administrators. These people must be able to know how to balance the varied interests and requirements from school employees, subcontractors and school students. Each of these three candidates brings background from varied businesses and from varied careers to our schools. There has been much work and study in the very recent past in looking at school safety and school building uses. I believe that a continuity of the board members is important at this crucial time in order to continue to move some of these very necessary initiatives forward. I urge everyone to vote this election and I also urge you to vote Kids First – Courtney Odorico, Lee Christensen and Wayne Mixdorf. Christine Johnston Village of Oregon

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Mixdorf is the most qualified candidate, deserves reelection
Serving on the Oregon School Board is a very complex and challenging role. Making the decision about who to vote for in the Feb. 18 primary, in my opinion, is very simple. Wayne Mixdorf is the most qualified candidate and deserves to be re-elected. Our school district has a budget of $50 million. Having a school board member with extensive experience managing a multi-million dollar budget is critically important. Wayne has that experience. Our school district has 600 employees, comprised of administrators, teachers and staff who serve 3,700 students. I want school board members who know how to build consensus and also make tough decisions when they need to. Wayne has experience in setting policy, supervising staff, negotiating contracts and finding solutions in tough situations. Our school district is central to Oregon being a thriving community. Wayne has been a dedicated community volunteer for 27 years, has a passion for the well-being of kids and adults, and stays mindful of his fellow taxpayers. I appreciate that while Wayne has been on the board, the Oregon School District portion of our tax bill has not increased. Having known Wayne for a long time, I can tell you this. He is balanced and fair, seeks input from all sides and promotes collaboration whenever possible. He is a champion for our talented teachers and our highly competent administrators. He also takes being an elected official very seriously, and is open and transparent. Anyone who tells you any different doesn’t know Wayne or has another motive. If you want to ensure that our schools keep moving forward in a positive direction, you’ll agree that Wayne Mixdorf deserves another term. Remember, no matter where you live in the District, you can vote in the Feb. 18 primary. And the decision on who to vote for, it’s a simple one for me. Wayne Mixdorf gets my vote. Jeff Rudolph Village of Oregon


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I have known Gwen Maitzen for several years and feel that she would make a great addition to the Oregon School Board. I am voting for her for two main reasons. Gwen was a teacher in the Oregon School District for many years. She knows better than anyone else on the board what the schools in the district need and what the atmosphere is like for teachers here. Having a teacher on the school board may make current teachers feel more comfortable about coming forward with problems or concerns, something they have been reluctant to do in the past due to the political climate. Gwen supports transparency on the school board. I am a parent of an OSD student and know firsthand how difficult it can be to follow what is happening with the school board and all of its

various committees. While the current board always welcomes public attendance and comments, some members tend to not actively seek it out. The posting of meetings and minutes complies with the letter of the law, but not necessarily the spirit. Many committee meetings happen in the morning before school, a very inconvenient time for parents and people who work early in the morning. Reading the minutes of a meeting to see what was discussed only reveals the general topics of discussion, not specifics. Allowing 15 minutes for public comments at the beginning of a general meeting is not the same as encouraging interested parties to participate and be part of the ongoing discussion. There needs to be more collaboration between the board,

teachers, parents, and the public, especially when it comes to big issues, such as the employee handbook, referendums, grading policies, and the like. Gwen will work to fix the process and make it more transparent and accessible for everyone. I have no doubt that all the current and potential school board members want what is best for our children. They only differ in their methods. I trust that Gwen Maitzen will work hard to encourage public participation, actively listen to all viewpoints, and make decisions that reflect the wishes of her constituents. Electing Gwen Maitzen to the Oregon School Board is indeed in the best interest of our children. Amanda Peterson Village of Oregon

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Maitzen will be more responsible with school district finances
A regular observer of the Oregon School Board for three years, I will be voting for Gwen Maitzen in the primary on Feb. 18. I am voting against Wayne Mixdorf based on his voting record this last year as a member of the school board. Last fall Mixdorf voted with the majority for Steve Zach’s version of “just cause” for the District’s Employee Handbook. Zach’s version eliminated any appearance of balance in personnel firing decisions. Based on Mixdorf’s actions the first two years of his term, I had expected him to support balance in the workplace. Twice in the past year Mixdorf voted for expenditures that included repairs to athletic fields in Jaycee Park, while at the same time budgets for instruction have been cut 10 percent for each of the last three years. Have you heard of difficulty getting bulbs for smart boards because of budgets or field trips being cancelled or a Kleenex® drive of the high school students? I support our schools and our students. That’s why I’m voting for Maitzen, a retired teacher, to replace Mixdorf. Maitzen will work cooperatively, consulting with teachers, staff, parents and community members on committees. She will revisit “just cause” and the current grading policy. She will be a leader to make the right choices for expenditures for instruction and to set definable priorities for referendum spending. For these reasons and more, I am voting Maitzen for Oregon School Board on Feb. 18. Please join me with your vote for Maitzen. E. Jerry Tyler Village of Oregon



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OMS student council challenge
Last month, the Oregon Middle School Student Council held its Fourth Annual Holiday Connections Challenge, where students brought in money from their Connections (Homeroom) class and to see who could bring in the most. The collected money is used to purchase gifts for those in need during the holiday season, and this season, the school brought in more than $2,100, enough to buy more than 75 gifts for people in the Oregon area. OMS student council members involved in the Holiday Connections Challenge shopping spree were, in no particular order: Carolyn Christofferson, Nikita Crubaugh, Alex Dempich, Ana Gibson, Elyse Harvanicik, Noah Karpelenia, Quinlyn Klade, Ellen Martin, Anna Michalski, Elizabeth Mikkelson, Katie Reisdorf, Lauryn Rieder, Charlie Rindy, Sophia Schmidt Peyton Spilde, Autumn Stack, Elizabeth Traska, Lauren Weis and Ethan Wyland.


Society provides funding for OMS music library
students learn about and perform jazz, according to a MJS press release. “We are thrilled to see that many schools throughout the state are working to provide opportunities for their students to learn about America’s original art form – jazz,” said MJS president Linda Marty Schmitz. Oregon Middle School music director Allison Jaeger said the money would be used to start a jazz repertoire library, including purchasing new charts and other resources. “We have very little jazz music

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Thanks to a $300 grant from the Madison Jazz Society (MJS), Oregon Middle schoolers will be a bit more exposed to an all-American form of music that is popular all over the world. The school was one of 27 in the state to receive grants from the society, which are given out to fund jazzcentered programs designed to help

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Maitzen will bring new life to board
I am supporting Gwen Maitzen for Oregon School Board, and I encourage others who are interested in the future of our schools to do so too. Some people believe that we need to keep the same members. I disagree. The School Board needs to change. I have watched the Oregon School Board over the last several years and I have been disappointed by the lack of transparency in its deliberations. Over time, Board members have become insulated and rarely seek out public opinion. It’s difficult for those of us who care about public education to understand why the Board votes the way it does. For example, their recent decision to spend $500,000 to fix an athletic field doesn’t make sense when we know that buildings need repair and teachers need classroom equipment. I have found it difficult to get answers from the current Board. Yet, as a taxpayer, I have the right to expect Board accountability. Along with sound financial decisions, there is much work to be done to create a culture of civility, transparency, and trust among school board members, the public, parents, and teachers. Gwen Maitzen is up to the task. Gwen Maitzen will be a breath of fresh air. She is smart; she is a good listener; she is fair; she is wellliked by parents, students, and all who know her; she is dedicated to education; she is experienced; and she is an excellent decisionmaker. She won’t be afraid to ask the tough questions. As a retired teacher, Gwen understands the needs of students and how schools should work. Please vote for Gwen Maitzen in the Feb. 18 primary election. Susan Shedivy City of Fitchburg

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here, so we wanted to get more titles and resources for students to study and perform,” she said. “Some people like to argue that access to jazz music is important because it’s a ‘true American art form,’ but I also think it’s important because jazz music incorporates so many different styles and influences from all over the world. Jazz literature represents a beautiful mosaic of many different cultures.”

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Coming up
Anti-bullying campaign
Anti-bullying efforts in place at the Oregon Schools are the focus of an open mic to be held at the Firefly Coffeehouse from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Representatives from the Oregon schools will present information about what the schools are doing to prevent and address bullying behavior. For more information, contact Carlene Bechen at 513-7655 or email cdbechen@gmail.com.

Church Listings
Zombie ‘Un-Valentine’
The Oregon Public Library will host this scary event from 4-5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14 for kids in grades 5-8. If you prefer brains and guts to hugs and kisses, than the Zombie UnValentine Party is for you. We will put on zombie faces, make zombie Valentine’s cards, and have “rotten” snacks.

Cheese and wine-tasting

The Fifth Annual Oregon Rotary Artisan Cheese and Wine Tasting is from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Gorman and Co. “Red Brick Gym” (200 North Main Street, Oregon). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at oregonrotary.com.

BROOKLYN LUTHERAN CHURCH 101 Second Street, Brooklyn (608) 455-3852 Pastor Rebecca Ninke SUNDAY 9 a.m. Holy Communion 10 a.m. Fellowship COMMUNITY OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH PO Box 233, Oregon, 53575 (608) 286-3121 office@communityoflife.us Pastor Eric Wenger SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry Parkway, Oregon COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Brooklyn (608) 455-3344 Pastor Dave Pluss SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 143 Washington Street, Oregon (608) 835-3554 Pastor Karl Hermanson SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Holy Communion 2nd & last Sundays FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC) Oregon, WI 53575   608-835-3082 fpcoregonwi.org Pastor Le Anne Clausen de Montes SUNDAY: 10 a.m. Blended Worship 10:30 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship 11 a.m.  All-ages activity FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 www.memorialucc.org Pastor: Phil Haslanger Associate Pastor Twink JanMcMahon SUNDAY 8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Central Campus: Raymond Road and Whitney Way SATURDAY 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Worship West Campus: Corner of Hwy. PD

and Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 & 10:15 a.m., 6 p.m. Worship (608) 271-6633 HILLCREST BIBLE CHURCH 752 E. Netherwood, Oregon Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor (608) 835-7972 www.hbclife.com SUNDAY 8:30 am & 10:15 am Worship service at Oregon High School PAC Quest for grades 1-6 during 10:15 service HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH 651 N. Main Street, Oregon Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl (608) 835-5763 holymotherchurch.41pi.com SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship PEOPLE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon Pastors Jason and Johanna Mahnke (608) 835-3755 www.peoplesumc.org Communion is the 1st & 3rd weekend SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY - 9 a.m. worship and Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship; 5 p.m. The Gathering Sunday night service with simple supper to follow ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 625 E. Netherwood, Oregon Pastor Paul Markquart and Pastor Emily Tveite (608) 835-3154 5 p.m. Saturday evening Worship 8 a.m. Traditional Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. New Community Worship (9:30 a.m. Summer) VINEYARD COMMUNITY CHURCH Oregon Community Bank & Trust, 105 S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon Bob Groth, Pastor (608) 835-9639 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - Paoli At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB Rev. Sara Thiessen (608) 845-5641 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Brewing Questions

Madrigal dinner

All about cheese and wine

Learn all about “Blue-Veined Cheeses and the Wines That Love Them” from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 11 at the Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 . Main St. According to the Firefly, taste four of Wisconsin’s best blue cheeses, paired with four different wines. Learn the mystery behind blue cheesemaking, and what makes one blue different from another. Visit wisconsinheeseoriginals.com for more information.

Seventh- and eighth-grade Oregon Middle School students will present their annual Madrigal Dinner performance on Feb. 14 and 15 at the middle school, 601 Pleasant Oak Dr. Dinner and performance begin at 6:30 p.m.; OMS doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are by pre-sale only, as dinner must be ordered for each royal guest. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, OSD staff and seniors (55+). Tickets must be pre-ordered by Feb. 6. Ticket order forms are available in the OMS main office or you may email Jah4@oregonsd.net or ssharvancik@eishome.com.

‘Brewing Questions’ meets the Tuesday, Feb. 18 and the third Tuesday of every month in the Firefly Coffee House back room at 8:30 a.m. All faith perspectives welcome for respectful dialogue and making new friends. For details, contact Le Anne at 515-1515.

Green Tuesdays

The library is hosting a movie on the third Tuesday of every month in the Sue Ames Room to create awareness, spark controversy and empower change. At 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, the movie will be “Waste Land.” This series’ events help us learn to solve the problems that are making our society and world unsustainable.

Community calendar
• 6-8 p.m., Oregon schools anti-bullying presentations, Firefly Coffeehouse, 513-7655 • 10 a.m. to noon, free E-reader and Tablet classes, library, 835-3656 • 6:30 p.m., Oregon School District Board of Education meeting, Rome Corners Intermediate, 1111 S. Perry Pkwy., 835-4000 • 5:30 p.m., “Manage diabetes with exercise” class, Stoughton Hospital, 873-2356 • 10 a.m., “Maintaining Brain Health” presentation, library • 6 p.m., Madrigal Dinner, Oregon Middle School, jah4@oregonsd.net

Thursday, Feb. 6

Monday, Feb. 10

• 6 p.m., Madrigal Dinner, Oregon Middle School, jah4@oregonsd.net • 6-8 p.m., Fifth Annual Oregon Rotary Artisan Cheese and Wine Tasting, Red Brick Gym. (200 North Main St.), oregonrotary.com • 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Homemade sauerkraut and pork hock dinner, St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Court, Madison, 271-1571 • Spring primary - Oregon School Board Area IV election • 7 a.m. - noon, Oregon-Brooklyn Post No. 10272 Pankcake breakfast, Oregon Middle School • 6:30 p.m., Oregon School District Board of Education meeting, Rome Corners Intermediate, 1111 S. Perry Pkwy., 835-4000

Saturday, Feb. 15

Sunday, Feb. 16

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Thursday, Feb. 13

Sunday, Feb. 23

Support groups

Friday, Feb. 14

Monday, Feb. 24

Community cable listings
Village of Oregon Cable Access TV program times same for all channels. A new program begins daily at 1 p.m. and repeats at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and at 1, 4, 7 and 10 a.m. 900 Market St., Oregon. Phone: 291-0148; email: oregoncableaccess@charter.net, or visit www.OCAmedia.com.

WOW 98 & 983 Thursday, Feb. 6 Oregon Village Meeting (of Feb. 3)

ORE 95 & 984 Thursday, Feb. 6 Board “School of Rock” Bands @ OHS (of Feb. ‘13)

Friday, Feb. 7 Friday, Feb. 7 “Cowboy Bob & Buddy” Girls Varsity Iceberg Hockey: Music @ Oregon Senior Center 1-vs RC Fury (of Jan. 14) 2-vs (of Apr. ‘12) Onalaska (of Jan. 25) Saturday, Feb. 8 Saturday, Feb. 8 “Bullying” @ Progressives OHS Boys Varsity Wrestling Open Mic (of Feb. 6) vs Stoughton (of Jan. 24) Sunday, Feb. 9 Sunday, Feb. 9 Worship Service: Hillcrest OHS Boys Varsity Hockey vs Bible Church Edgewood (of Feb. 6) Monday, Feb. 10 Monday, Feb. 10 5:30 pm--LIVE--Oregon Meet the Primary Candidates Village Board Meeting for Oregon School Board-Area IV Tuesday, Feb. 11 Tuesday, Feb. 11 Meet the Primary Candidates OHS Boys Varsity Basketball for Oregon School Board-Area vs Mt. Horeb (of Feb. 7) IV Wednesday, Feb. 12 Wednesday, Feb. 12 OHS Boys Varsity Hockey vs “WI Trout Streams” (May ‘13) Regis (of Feb. 8) Thursday, Feb. 13 Oregon Village Meeting (of Feb. 10) Board Thursday, Feb. 13 Oregon School Meeting (of Feb. 10) Board

Monday, Feb. 10 Monday, Feb. 10 Tatar Tot Casserole, AM—Reflexology Chuck Wagon Corn, Pear 9:00 CLUB Half, Corn Bread, Cookie 9:00 Wii Bowling VO: Tater Tot Casserole 9:00 Planning Committee w/Soy 10:00 Cooking for 1 or 2 1:00 Get Fit Tuesday, Feb. 11 1:30 Bridge Turkey Roast w/Gravy, Tuesday, Feb. 11 Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, 5:30 Boot Camp California Blend, Apricots, 8:00 Strength Training W.W. Bread, Jell-O Cake 8:30 Zumba Gold VO: Veggie Sausage/ 9:00 Pool Players Potato Salad 10:45 Tai Chi 12:30 Sheepshead Wednesday, Feb. 12 12:30 Stoughton Shopping Polish Sausage, Baked 1:15 & 2:15 Piano Class Beans, Carrots Coins, Wednesday, Feb. 12 Applesauce, W.W. Bread, 9:00 CLUB Ice Cream 9:00 Cards with Katie VO: Soy Dog 11:00 1/1 Computer Class 1:00 Get Fit Thursday, Feb. 13 1:00 Euchre Meatloaf, Baked Potatoes 2:00 Advance Directives w/Sour Cream, Spinach, 2:00 Knit/Crochet Group Fruit Cocktail Thursday,Feb. 13 VO: Soy Loaf AM Chair Massage SO: Crunchy Chicken 5:30 Boot Camp Salad 8:00 Strength Training 8:30 Zumba Gold Friday, Feb .14 9:00 Pool Players Tomato Barley Soup, 9:00 COA Crackers, Sliced Turkey & 9:30 Mindfulness Class Cheese on Rye, Peaches 10:45 Gentle Yoga VO: Meatless Soup & Egg 12:30 Shopping at Bill’s Salad 1:00 Cribbage Friday, Feb. 14 9:00 CLUB 9:00 Wii Bowling

Senior center

• 7 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First Presbyterian Church, every Monday and Friday • 7 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous closed meeting, People’s United Methodist Church, every Tuesday • 6:30-7:30 p.m., Diabetes Support Group meeting, Evansville Senior Center, 320 Fair St. Call 882-0407 for

information. Second Tuesday of each month • 6:30-8 p.m., Parents Supporting Parents, LakeView Church, Stoughton. Third Tuesday of every month • Relationship & Divorce Support Group. State Bank of Cross Plains. Every other Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

For the Love of God
The expression “for the love of God” is often uttered as a mild curse, an expression of exasperation when we might feel like screaming something worse. It’s certainly better to say “for the love of God” than to utter something worse, but it still probably falls into the category of using God’s name in vain when we don’t mean it literally. And that is a shame because it’s really a very beautiful expression, if we think about it and what it literally means. We should do everything for the love of God. If that is our motive then there is nothing to fear. If you are afflicted by doubts about your salvation, it might help to ask yourself simply whether you are acting for the love of God. If you are truly acting for the love of God it won’t matter so much whether you are saved or damned, though you surely won’t be damned if that is truly your motive. We should do all for the love of God. Joy will surely follow. – Christopher Simon via Metro News Service “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.” Matthew 22: 37-38

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Mock trial: Students prepare a case, serve as witnesses and argue assigned roles
Continued from page 1 Trial Program uses facts and case materials developed by Wisconsin attorneys. Students analyze and prepare a case, serve as witnesses, argue their assigned roles and receive input and feedback from attorneys and judges. Towns took over last year from long-time coach Brian Root, who still plays a role in students’ learning through his high school law class. Last year, the sevenmember team placed third at the regional competition in Madison, and this year’s team is looking to improve on that solid showing. “We’ve been preparing by way of regular practices during the week, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” he said. “We’ve also had four scrimmages with other high schools at the UWMadison Law School.” Being a part of the mock trial team takes a “significant” commitment of time and effort, Towns said. Team members, who serve in either lawyer or witPhotos by Scott De Laruelle ness roles (or occasionally ABOVE: Oregon High School mock trial attorney Carly Foor interviews witness Lindsey Jaeggi during the group’s practice session after school Tuesday afternoon. a combination of the two), BELOW: Attorney Maya Irvin-Vitela gives her opening statement as opposing attorney Kim Gehrmann looks on. develop their own understanding of the case, legal theories, themes, opening importance of not only skills,” she said. “It’s been and closing statements, being surrounded by people a big time commitment but as well as questions and who think like you do, but it’s worth it. I love my team answers for direct and cross also being surrounded by and I love spending time examinations. people who don’t.” with them.” All the while, they work Irvin-Vitela said she defion building an understandnitely plans on going into a ing of evidentiary rules, law-related career. what evidence is admis“I’m not sure if law sible and when to make school is on my horizon or objections. There is also, not, but I can’t imagine a of course, the challenge of life without learning about working with others. the law,” she said. “This is definitely a team Senior Carly Foor, in her endeavor,” he said. “There second year on the team, is a lot for everyone to put said she has always been together; and the putting-itinterested in criminal jusall-together part, of course, tice and law, so when she is the challenge.” heard about the team, she immediately joined up. Students excited She will attend UW-PlatteKim Gehrmann – the ville next year and plans to only freshman on the team major in criminal justice. – got involved in mock trial “Mock trial teaches us because she enjoys debate about basic courtroom and the law. In competiadvocacy and we gain a tion, she’s a plaintiff lawbasic knowledge of courta m a z i n g , ” s h e s a i d . more rewriting than I’d competition,” Gehrmann yer and does both direct room and evidence rules as “Though there has been a care to admit, Mock Trial said. “It will be fun and and cross examinations as well as bettering our writis definitely a family. It lot of long nights, a few exciting to go out and see well as presenting the opening and public speaking tears here and there and has really taught me the how we measure up against ing statement. She said the preparation has been going other schools.” Senior Maya Irvin-Vitela well, with a lot of hard joined the class after a Law work involved. “I’m definitely look- and American Society class i n g f o r w a r d t o t h e piqued her interest. “This season has been

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Boys basketball

Too many second chances
Panthers allow 13 offensive rebounds, 14 second-chance points
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If you go
What: Badger Conference meet When: 8 a.m. Saturday Where: Baraboo High School


Close games have not been kind to the Oregon boys basketball team this season, and Tuesday’s 45-35 loss at Stoughton was no exception. Like many other Badger South Conference losses, the Panthers were in the game with a chance to either take a lead or cut into a lead, but in the end, the lack of rebounds after a Stoughton miss was the difference. Head coach Jon Nedelcoff said rebounding was what is stressed before every game, but it was too inconsistent against a team like the Vikings, which utilizes height as a strength. “We knew that was a stressing point regardless of how we shoot,” Nedelcoff said. “We shoot the way we shoot, but you have to do the things that take no talent. They got too many second-chance points and that was the game. It was as simple as that.” Oregon actually only trailed 26-24 in the third quarter before Stoughton senior Will Clark hit a shot and junior River Hoaglin knocked down a 3-pointer off of an offensive rebound. McGlynn added two baskets on offensive rebounds in the fourth, and the Panthers could never get any closer. Junior forward Josh Sromovsky knocked down two 3-pointers for all six of his points with a minute to play, but it was too late. “Any time you create 13 second-chance opportunities for yourself, you are doing something right,” Stoughton head coach Matt Hockett said. “When you create 13 second chances for yourself, you are going to be in good shape to win the basketball game.” Stoughton outrebounded Oregon 34-24, but it also didn’t help that the Panthers shot 14-for-42 from the floor (33 percent), but a lot of that was a switch up in the second half. In the first half, Oregon would pass the ball one more time when the 6 foot, 8 inch junior Nick McGlynn rotated to help against dribble-penetration. It created a few nice baskets by senior forward Andrew McCauley, senior guard Shaw Storey and sophomore forward Alex Duff. Duff hit a 3-pointer, and McCauley followed up with a jumper to make it 19-18 Photo by Anthony Iozzo Stoughton at halftime. Junior Markus Tobias attempts a shot over Stoughton junior Nick McGlynn in the third quarter Tuesday at That changed in the second half.

Some return from injuries, lineup set for conference
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Stoughton High School. The shot was blocked, but Tobias ended up with eight points to lead Oregon in a 45-35

Injuries have been one of the downfalls for the Oregon High School wrestling team this season, but head coach Ned Lease said two of the returner, seniors Will Frauchiger and Jawon Turner, will have potential to do well in the Badger Conference meet. Frauchiger will be at 145 pounds, while Turner returns for the first time in a month at 120 pounds. They and seniors Chad Walsh (160), Matt Sampson (182) and Andrew Nyenhuis (195) all look to do well Saturday at Baraboo High School . “We are looking for big things out of our seniors, but it will be really challenging for those guys that are coming off of injuries,” Lease said. The Panthers will not have anyone at 106, 126 and heavyweight. The rest of the line up is: freshman Matthew Garcia (113), junior Noah Engelhart (132) – who is replacing injured senior JJ Rogers – junior Omar Sacramento (138), sophomore James Freund (152), sophomore Tristan Williams (170) and

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Boys hockey

Panthers turn the corner
Sports editor

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Oregon sophomore forward Tommy Hill (19) celebrates his second period goal Monday against Stoughton. The Panthers scored three times in the period to defeat the host Vikings 3-0.

Oregon boys hockey scored three goals in the second period, including a pair of power-play goals with the man-advantage winding down Monday to secure a 3-0 victory inside the Mandt Community Center. Locked in a highly contested Badger South Conference rivalry game through the first period, the Panthers were able to capitalize upon an undisciplined Stoughton team in the second period. “We wanted to hit them every time the puck went into the corners,” said senior forward Jackson Schneider, who finished with a goal and an assist.

“Constantly taking those hits wears on you and I think we got into their heads a bit in that second period.” Already leading 1-0 early in the second, Schneider buried a power-play goal with 22 seconds remaining on the man-advantage following an Aussie Miller interference penalty. What ensued, however, was what really sank the Vikings as senior forward Brandon Erickson took an elbowing penalty and was then assessed two more minutes, as well as a 10-minute game misconduct. Given a four minute power-play directly off the heels of the previous manadvantage, Oregon took the clock down on the waning

seconds before Schneider was able to setup junior defenseman Collin Bundy. That was huge for a couple of reasons, Fleming said. “Our power play has really struggled lately, I think we are right around 14 percent for the season,” he said. “For Stoughton to take a couple of what I felt were undisciplined penalties, and for us to score on them, after only getting four shots on goal in the first period, that was definitely a big momentum shift.” Despite being outplayed in the first period, sophomore forward Tommy Hill got the Panthers (10-71 overall, 6-2-0 Badger

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Panthers: Three regular season games left
Continued from page 9 South) off to a quick start with a goal 1:44 into the second period. Stoughton (8-7-0, 3-4-0) head coach Kris Rosholt liked the way his team played in the first period. “We made a few adjustments in the locker room and I though we were in good shape, but Oregon just took it to us in that second period,” Rosholt said. “That swearing penalty was obviously undisciplined, but I felt a few of the others were questionable. “In the end, though, the refs don’t determine the outcome of the game.” While the Panthers opened the season with only two losses during their first 12 games, Oregon lost six of the next nine. “Besides playing some better competition over that stretch, we just weren’t playing with any heart,” Panthers head coach Rick Fleming said. “Despite a 5-0 loss against Kettle Moraine last week, I think that’s when our guys started to get that feeling back. “They carried that over into tonight and did the little things we’ve been talking to them about.” Oregon senior Zach Jordan stopped 15 shots, while Stoughton’s Taylor Lyons saved 24. The Panthers hosts Madison Edgewood at 7 p.m. Thursday. Oregon defeated the Crusaders for the first time in school history 1-0 in the second game of the season back on Dec. 3. “Our first goal this season was to win a

Girls hockey

Badger South
Team W-L-T Monona Grove 6-1-0 Oregon 6-2-0 Mad. Edgewood 5-2-0 Stoughton 3-4-0 McFarland 1-6-0 Monroe 0-6-0 conference title,” Schneider said. “That’s still a possibility, but we have to win out and hope MG slips up.” From there, the Panthers wrap up the regular season with a non-conference game Saturday, Feb. 8, at home against Eau Claire Regis (14-3-0) and at Badger South rival McFarland (3-12-0, 1-6-0) on Thursday, Feb. 13. Both games are set for 7 p.m. starts.

MG 6, Oregon 0

Although the Oregon and Monona Grove boys hockey team were tied atop the Badger South Conference standings leading into Wednesday evening’s make-up game, the series has belonged to the Silver Eagles all season. In two games against their rival, including the 6-0 loss inside Hartmeyer Ice Arena, the Panthers have been shut out 13-0 thus far against Monona Grove. The Panthers moved into a second-place tie with Madison Edgewood (10-90, 5-2-0) with the loss. The victory meanwhile all but locked up the first Badger South Conference for Monona Grove (14-30, 5-2-0) with three games remaining.

The conference’s second leading scorer, Travis Johnston, added two goals en route to a five-goal first period by the Silver Eagles in the win. He also had two assists in the game. Zachary Johnson chipped in with a goal and two assists. Andryi Nahirniak had 25 saves in the shutout, while Jordan stopped 26 of 32 shots on goal before being replaced by freshman goalie Henry Roskos (five saves). The game also doubled for the Panthers first-round game at the Sun Prairie Ground Hog tournament where the loss moved Oregon into the losing side of the bracket. Oregon faced the host Cardinals in the second round on Friday, where the team held on for a 4-3 victory. Junior forward Joey Andriacchi posted one goal and an assist, while Schnider, Nate Anderson and Hill all scored once for the Panthers. CJ Trow scored twice for the Cardinals in the loss. Roskos posted his fourth win of the season, turning in 27 saves against the Cardinals (5-13-1). Sun Prairie goaltender Jake Thornton finished with 21 stops in the loss. The Panthers failed to make it back-to-back wins on Saturday as Oregon was shut out 5-0 by the Kettle Moraine co-op. Alex Manske and Jeff Johnson each scored twice for the Lasers (10-8-3), while Jordan turned away 37 shots on goal. Kettle Moraine’s Max LeClaire posted 32 saves in the shutout.

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Icebergs’ offense MIA in loss
Sports editor

MSO Icebergs goaltender Kenzie Torpy stops Metro Lynx player Jordann Herrling in the third period for one of her 37 saves Tuesday evening inside Stoughton’s Mandt Community Center. The Icebergs lost the Badger Conference game 1-0.

Keep the change for a change

Governor Walker is proposing to return more than $400 million in state surplus to the hardworking families of Wisconsin in the form of property tax relief. That’s more than $100 for the

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Oregon junior goaltender Kenzie Torpy looked ever bit the part of the state’s defending Jesse Vetter award winner. Given annually to the state’s top goalie, Torpy once again held the Stoughton girls hockey co-op above water Tuesday in a 1-0 loss against the Middleton Metro Lynx co-op. Outshot 37-17 inside the Mandt Community Center, the host Icebergs remained in the game as long as they did simply by the play of Torpy. “Kenzie once again gave us the chances to win by turning away shot after shot, but we couldn’t find the back of the net,” Icebergs head coach Mike Jochmann said. Torpy couldn’t do everything though and something had to give eventually with the only offense coming for the Metro Lynx from Verona junior forward Amanda Holman. Holman has simply has had a knack for coming up big against the Icebergs this season. Unable to get anything past Torpy for two-anda-half periods, Holman found some space in front of the net and fired a forehand on net. Torpy blocked the initial shot but the rebound kicked right back to Holman, who was able to backhanded the rebound between Torpy’s skate and the pipe with five minutes remaining in regulation. “Playing Stoughton is always an exciting game and one we get really pumped up for,” Holman said. “To beat them twice this season is really big for us.” Of Holman’s eight goals this season, a quarter of those have come against the

Members of the MSO Icebergs take a pre-game photo with the team’s mascot prior to Tuesday evening’s ‘Pink the Rink” game against the Metro Lynx. The game doubled as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation and breast cancer research.

Team W-L-T Sun Prairie co-op 6-1-1 Metro Lynx 6-1-1 Icebergs 5-2-1 Rock County 2-4-2 Badger Thunder 1-5-1 Viroqua 0-7-0 Icebergs, including a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win earlier this season. “Torpy is an outstanding goalie,” Metro Lynx head coach Peter Brenner said. “We knew we’d have to work down low in front of the net to pop one by her.” Middleton improved to 12-6-2 overall and 6-1-1 in the Badger Conference with the win, while the Icebergs fell to 12-8-2, 5-2-1, as well as out of conference title contention and also the No. 2 spot when the WIAA postseason seed meeting takes place. “We were definitely hesitant in that first period tonight,” Jochmann said. “I don’t want to make excuses, but I think all the missed practices over the last

couple of weeks has really got us out of our rhythm.” Onalaska will be the No. 1 seed when the brackets are released in a couple weeks, while the Sun Prairie co-op or the Metro Lynx will battle for the second seed. The Icebergs finish out the conference season Tuesday, Feb. 11, against the Cap City Cougars inside the Mandt Community Center. A Stoughton win over the Cap City Cougars and a conference win over Viroqua by the Metro Lynx would give the team its first outright conference title. Both Sun Prairie and Middleton are tied at 6-1-1 with two conference games left. If both win out they would share the title. Stoughton finishes out the regular season at Beloit’s Edward Ice Arena at Telfer Park against the Rock County Fury at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. WIAA regional action is slated to drop the puck Tuesday, Feb. 18. The Icebergs Feb. 7 game against the Cap City Cougars has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 inside the Mandt Community Center.


February 6, 2014

Oregon Observer


Boys swimming
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Larsen swims to lone win at Fort Atkinson Panthers get revenge
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What: Badger South Conference meet When: 10 a.m. Saturday Where: Monona Grove High School each week, and maintaining or swimming faster each time we have a chance to compete.” While the Panthers were unable to secure another other wins on the night, Oregon did manage to secure several runner-up finishes, including a personal best 2:13.83 for Eli Rule in the 200 individual medley – a little more than two-tenths of a second slower than freshman Mason Kent of Fort Atkinson. He also added a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:02.01). Oregon’s 200 medley relay team of and Sam Phelps, Ben Kaeppler, Jacob Larsen supplied the Oregon/ Belleville boys swimming team with its only victory Friday in a 125-45 Badger South Conference loss against Fort Atkinson. Larsen easily distanced himself from the rest of the 500-yard freestyle, touching the wall nearly 40 seconds of Fort Atkinson’s Matt Lovejoy in 5 minutes, 22.02 seconds. The meet was rescheduled from Tuesday and swam in Jefferson because Fort Atkinson is having pool problems. Despite being short a couple of swimmers during a crazy week of rescheduled practices, head coach Scott Krueger said the boys swam well. “We are right were we need to be in the season,” Krueger said. “The boys have been working hard, improving Larsen and Rule opened the meet with a second-place time of 1:53.08. David Heim, Josh Greene, Larsen and Rule added a runner-up finish to cap the meet in the 400 free with a time of 3:45.45. Multiple season-bests were turned in by Hussein Badren (50, 100 free), Ryan McKirdy (50, 100 free), Mathias Gregerson (100 free, 100 breast), Ryan Wood (500 free, 100 breast) and Hiem (200 free, 100 fly). Brad Rehrauer (50 back), Jonas Temte (50 free), Greene (100 breast), Phelps (200 IM), Kaeppler (100 free) and Larsen (500 free) all turned in one personal best swim. The Panthers’ JV team fell, 100-21. Oregon now has to get geared up for the championship meets of their season. The Badger South Conference meet is 10 a.m. this Saturday at Monona Grove High School followed by the sectional meet a week later at 1 p.m. at Middleton High School.

Girls basketball

against Red Hawks
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Badger South
Team W-L Oregon 6-1 Monona Grove 6-1 Stoughton 4-2 Madison Edgewood 4-3 Monroe 1-5 Fort Atkinson 1-5 Milton 1-6 led by Sydney Harms with 19. The Panthers host Madison Edgewood at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and they travel to Fort Atkinson at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Boys BB: Oregon fall to 2-7 in the Badger South.
Continued from page 9 “The team didn’t stick to the game plan,” Nedelcoff said. “We were prepped for McGlynn to rotate hard and give a lot of help. Early in the game, we gave it up and got a good look. In the second half, we tried to shoot it over a mountain. “When you try to shoot over a mountain, sometimes you won’t get to the other side.” Junior Markus Tobias scored eight points to lead the Panthers. Duff and McCauley each added six. Stoughton was led by Clark with 12 points. The loss dropped Oregon to 7-10 overall, 2-7 conference, and Nedelcoff said that the close defeats don’t have one easy fix. “If it was one thing, it would have been solved 22 games ago,” he said. “Basketball isn’t like that. It is a montage of many things you have to do. No other sport demands more multiple facets in a game. “You have to play both ends of the floor, and it is non-stop. You have to play different positions, different angles and different speeds, and you have to be consistent about it. We just have to play better as a group.” Oregon hosts Mount Horeb Friday and Madison Edgewood Tuesday. Both games are at 7:30 p.m.

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Sophomore Charlie Soule battles for a loose ball with Stoughton’s PJ Rosowski in the second quarter Tuesday.

however. Senior guard Jon Conduah led the Panthers with 13 points, while McCauley added 10. Duff and Storey chipped in eight and seven points, respectively.

Badger South
Team Monona Grove Stoughton Madison Edgewood Milton Monroe Fort Atkinson Oregon W L 7 1 7 1 6 3 3 6 3 6 2 6 2 7

The Oregon High School girls basketball team received a wake-up call with last week’s Badger South Conference loss at Milton. But with the Red Hawks on the schedule again last Friday, the Panthers didn’t have time to get down on themselves. Instead, the girls used the loss as motivation at practice and scored some revenge with a 66-47 win. But the win wasn’t clinched early. Milton (2-13 overall, 1-6 conference) and Oregon (12-3, 6-1) were actually tied at halftime, and head coach Corey Sielaff had to calm down the girls and get them back into the rhythm that allowed them to top Monona Grove on Jan. 9 and move up to No. 7 in the polls. “We went into halftime saying that we wanted to attack,” she said. “I kept telling Kelsey (Jahn) and Cassidy (Nikolai) that we need to push the ball up the floor because we are faster than them, and Kelsey and Cassidy pushed the tempo, and Maddy (Gits) and Hannah (Kane) took over on the inside.” Gits, who finished with 30 points, didn’t just take over, she overwhelmed the Red Hawks with 11 points in the third quarter to give Oregon a fourpoint lead. She finished the deal with eight more in the fourth. Kane added 13 points, while Leah Koopman chipped in 12. Milton was

Cancer fundraiser to support Verona’s Nettles-Bey

The Panthers plan to show their support for Verona’s Ebony NettlesBey, who is battling a rare form of cancer, with a fundraiser during their Feb. 18 game against Stoughton. The game is at 7:30 p.m. and will have T-shirts for sale, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a half-time shooting contest and other opportunities for donations. All proceeds will go to the UW Children’s Hospital, where Nettles-Bey is being treated.

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Fort Atkinson 55, Oregon 50

Dubuque Hempstead 59, Oregon 34

The Panthers were edged by Fort Atkinson Thursday, 55-50. Oregon was down by 11 after being outscored 26-13 in the third quarter but fought back in the fourth to get back in the game. The comeback fell a little short,

Oregon traveled to Dubuque (Iowa) Hempstead Saturday and fell, 59-34. The Panthers trailed by six and halftime and were outscored 16-8 in the third quarter. Sromovsky scored six points, while McCauley and sophomore Charlie Soule added five points each.

Wrestling: Walsh, Nyenhuis win at Milton
the brackets. two wins out of 14 matches Conference is at 8 a.m. in a 66-9 loss last Friday. Walsh (160 pounds) and junior Connor Timberlake Saturday. No. 7 Milton and No. 8 Nyenhuis (195) picked up (220). Freshman Chris Haggerty Stoughton are the favorites the lone wins for Oregon. Walsh pinned Kaleb (106), sophomore Bobby in the Badger South. Crane in 4:50, while NyenCorliss (126) and junior Milton 66, Oregon 9 huis defeated Randy Lipke Ben Leake (heavyweight) 10-4. The Panthers picked up are all out with injuries. Lease added that there will be less time to prepare with the seeding meeting format changed this year. Instead of the seeds being Find updates and links right away. chosen the Wednesday before conference, they will now be chosen the day of. Search for us on Facebook That will make it a little as “Oregon Observer” bit more difficult, especially for some of the inexpeand then LIKE us. rienced, younger wrestlers. Lease said it will also be interesting to see where all the other wrestlers fall into Continued from page 9

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February 6, 2014

Oregon Observer


Local waterway on watchlist
The state is accepting public comment on its proposed 2014 list of lakes and river stretches that do not meet water quality standards. Still on that list is Badfish Creek, which runs through the Brooklyn State Wildlife Area and has high levels of phosphorous, as well as contaminated fish tissue, known as PCBs. Excessive PCBs were also found in the Oregon Branch of the creek and a ditch leading to the creek. The list identifies waters that need additional attention to join the other 751 Wisconsin waters that are judged as having good water quality in the current assessment period. It is available for public comment for the next 30 days and is the topic of a webinar set for Feb. 12. “Overall, long-term trend and satellite monitoring show that water quality is good and is improving in many ways,” wrote Susan Sylvester, who leads the state Department of Natural Resources’ Water Quality Bureau, in a news release. Limits on pollutants from wastewater dischargers, urban and rural runoff, new approaches for controlling water pollution and partnerships with lake associations, local government and others have made a big difference. “But based on information available for specific waters from expanded monitoring, we’ve identified lakes and rivers where more work is needed to improve water quality for fish to thrive, and for people to enjoy them recreationally,” she said. 192 water bodies are newly proposed for the impaired waters list. A majority of those new listings – 137 – are for lakes or river stretches that exceed new phosphorus standards that took effect in December 2010 and many are in areas with restoration plans already in development. Comments can be emailed to DNR at DNRImpairedWaters@wisconsin. gov or sent by U.S. mail to Aaron Larson, DNR, Water Evaluation Section (WY/3), P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707. The draft list and related materials are available on the Wisconsin DNR website at dnr.wi.gov, keyword “impaired waters.” The 2014 list materials can be found on the main impaired waters topic page.

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Looking south on Main Street Oregon (1906) 
This postcard photo shows downtown Oregon in the early years. Florice Paulson’s mother, Mona, sent this postcard to Miss Cora Beebe in Brodhead. An “x” on the right marks the restaurant where they had dinner. On the left side is the “Printing Office” which is an early Oregon Observer office. This is one of the new images the OAHS has acquired from the Paulson estate.

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February 6, 2014

Oregon Observer


Dallas Lowell Christensen
Chase O’Brien, Margo LaFlash (Jon Kann), and Paige LaFlash; sister, Nahldean (Bill) Maher; brothers, Lennis (Edith) Christensen and Wendall (Marge) Christensen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Leota Christensen; father and mother In-law, Ernest “Red” and Garnett Olson; his son-in-law, Phil O’Brien; and his very close friend, Joe Jones. Funeral services were held at Gunderson Oregon Funeral Home, 1150 Park St., Oregon, on Saturday, Feb.1, 2014, with Father Timothy Jones LC presiding. The family would like to extend their appreciation and are forever grateful to those who went above and beyond for Dad throughout his journey. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh.com. in rental management and real estate. Once she got her license, Bernice worked as a Realtor for over 30 years before retiring in 2003. Bernice was affiliated with the Stark Company, Shirley Johnson Realty, Oregon Home Realty, and First Weber Realty during her 30-year career. Bernice is survived by six of her seven children, Dale (Cathy) Olson of Galena, Mo., Douglas (Mary) Olson of Washington, Bernice Olson D.C., Dean (Dana) Olson of Oregon, Bonnie (Jeff) Lofley of Austin, Texas, Beth Bernice Olson of Oregon (Steve) Sokolyk of New passed away on Saturday, Braunfels, Texas, and Dan Feb. 1, 2014, at the age of Olson of Madison; nineteen 90. grandchildren and eight Bernice was born on July 17, 1923, to Alfred and Selma (Lunde) Anderson in Edgerton. She married Walton Olson on June 17, 1943, ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS OreGon to BadGer at Central Lutheran Church State TraiL PHase 1 in Edgerton. Together BerOreGon, WI nice and Walton had seven SeaLed Bids for tHe children and farmed for 25 ConstrUCtion of tHe foLLowinG: years in the Edgerton area Gunderson Oregon ProJeCt No. 128112.00 before moving to the vilOregon to Badger State Trail, Phase Funeral & Cremation Care I – to include: construction of 9,450 lineal lage of Oregon. 1150 Park Street feet of a multi-use trail including clearAfter being a stay-at- ing, grading, excavation, base course, 835-3515 paving, retaining walls, storm home mom, at the age of asphalt sewer and restoration of the work area, other miscellaneous items in confor45 Bernice began a career and mance with the Contract Documents.

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Dallas Lowell Chris tensen, age 77, of Oregon, passed away at his daughter, Rhonda and son in-law, Dennis’ home where he has resided for the last seven years. He passed away on Jan. 28, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Oct. 19, 1936, in Madison, the son of Leslie and Leota (Short) Christensen. Dallas was a graduate of Oregon High School, class of 1955. In 1956, Dallas married Catherine “Kitty” Olson, and remained in the Town of Oregon raising four wonderful daughters. He retired from Bancroft Dairy where he worked for 30+ years; he also served as the Town of Oregon Chairman for 18 years until he was in a tragic deer hunting accident in 1998 that left him paralyzed with limited ability to communicate. His hobbies and interests prior to the accident included his beloved farm, deer hunting, and spending time at his cabin. He also enjoyed watching the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Even after 15 years of being debilitated, Dallas always showed determination, positive energy, and love for life and never stopped trying to improve and work towards new goals. He always enjoyed a good laugh and was thankful for the opportunity to receive care at his daughter’s home in the country where he could watch the cows and the horses. He could often be found sitting outside in the sun, with his best friend, a very special Weimaraner named Easton who was his protector and his right-hand man. Dallas was known as a truly genuine, fair and practical man. He was and continues to be an inspiration to all. Some may also remember him for his ability to cobble just about anything. Dallas always valued the time with family and friends when they stopped in to visit. He was blessed to be able to see his grandchildren grow up, watch three of them get married and witness all of their separate journeys begin. Dallas is survived by his one and only love, his wife, Catherine “Kitty” (Olson) Christensen of Oregon; daughters, Leota Christensen (Derek Olin) of Goodyear, Ariz., Heidi Landphier of Madison, Brenda (Jody) Close of River Falls, and Rhonda (Dennis) LaFlash of Brooklyn; grandchildren, Scott Close, Lacey (Juan) Mejia, Riley (Crystal) Close,

great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Demrow and Jean (Phil) Reilly of Edgerton; and many nieces and nephews. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Walton Olson; her oldest son David Olson; her brothers LeRoy, Robert, and Arnold Anderson; two sisters, Ruth Marie Anderson and Anna Mae Teubert; and her parents Alfred and Selma Anderson. Funeral services will be held at Central Lutheran Church in Edgerton on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at

the Albrecht Funeral Home in Edgerton and from 10 a.m. until the start of the services on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Fassett Cemetery in Edgerton. A reception will be held after the services at Creekview Golf Course. The Albrecht Funeral Home will be assisting the family with final arrangements. Donations or gifts may be given to Central Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers. Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Edgerton 1004 S. Main St., 884-6010 albrechtfuneralhomes.com



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Christensen, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Ramin and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 6-0. D. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Student Achievement 1. NKE Balanced Calendar Task Force (moved to February 10, 2014 Meeting); E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Other Topics – none; F. INFORMATION ITEMS: 1. April Election Update – Dr. Busler gave a brief update. 2. From OEA President - None. G. CLOSING: 1. Future Agenda was established. 2. Check Out At 7:05 a short break was held and the Board reconvened in the large yellow instructional room. H. EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS: Mr. Christensen moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to move into closed executive session as provided under Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 (1) (c) & (f). In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Christensen, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Krause, Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Ramin and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 6-0. 1. Superintendent’s Evaluation; Discussion held. 2. Student Matter – Discussion held. 3. Personnel Matter – Discussion held. I. ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Christensen moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. Jeff Ramin, Clerk Oregon School District Published: February 6, 2014 WNAXLP

tion; however, no action will be taken by any governmental body at said meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Clerk’s office at 835-3200 with 48 hours notice. Posted: January 31, 2014 Published: February 6, 2014 WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given that Jamie Bush, agent for Headquarters Oregon LLC, has filed an application for a “Class B” Liquor License with the Village Clerk for the Village of Oregon for the property at 101 Concord Dr., d/b/a Headquarters Restaurant & Bar, Oregon, Wisconsin. The Village Board will discuss and consider this application at their Special Village Board meeting on February 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  This notice is given pursuant to Section 125.04(3)(g), W.S. & Village Ordinance 13-05 101 Concord Drive, Village of Oregon, Dane County Parcel No. 165-0509-124-6604-1 Peggy Haag, Village Clerk Published: February 6, 2014 WNAXLP



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The regular meeting of the School Board of the Oregon School District was called to order by the President at 6:32 PM in the Rome Corners Intermediate School in the Village of Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. Upon roll call, the following board members were present: Mr. Wayne Mixdorf, Mr. Dan Krause, Mr. Lee Christensen, Mr. Jeff Ramin, Ms. Rae Vogeler, and Ms. Courtney Odorico. The following board members were absent: Mr. Steve Zach. Administrators present: Dr. Brian Busler, Dr. Anita Koehler, Mrs. Candace Weidensee, Mr. Dan Rikli, Mrs. Shannon Anderson, Dr. Leslie Bergstrom, Mr. Jon Tanner, Ms. Kelly Meyers, Ms. Kerri Modjeski, and Ms. Whitish. (Mr. Andy Weiland arrived approx. 7:30 p.m.). Proof in the form of a certificate by the Oregon Observer of communications and public notice given to the public and the Oregon Observer and a certificate of posting as required by Section 19.84 Wisconsin Statutes as to the holding of this meeting was presented by Ms. Odorico. Mr. Ramin moved and Ms. Vogeler seconded the motion to proceed with the meeting according to the agenda as posted. A. CONSENT CALENDAR: Mr. Ramin requested that item 1 Minutes be removed from the consent Calendar. Mr. Christensen moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to approve the following items on the Consent Calendar. 2. Approve payments in the amount of $ 1,595,829.04; 3. Treasurer’s Report – none; 4. Staff Resignations/Retirements – none; 5. Staff Assignments – none; 6. Field Trip Requests – none; 7. Acceptance of Donations – Oregon Band Boosters in the amount of $4,833.85; 8. Open Enrollment Exception Applications 9. Scholarship Proposals – James R. Reisdorfer Memorial Scholarship - $500; and June E. Hanson memorial Scholarship - $9,000 Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. 1. Approve minutes of the December 16, 2013 meeting. Mr. Ramin and Ms. Vogeler were not present at the December 16 board meeting so they declined to vote. Mr. Krause moved and Mr. Christensen seconded the motion to approve the December 16, 2013 meeting. Motion passed 4-0. Mr. Ramin and Ms. Vogeler abstained from voting. B. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC: None. C. ACTION ITEMS: 1. Sophomore Journalism Course Proposal - Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to approve the Sophomore Journalism Course Proposal for the 2014-2015 school year. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Krause, Mr.



Notice is hereby given that the public test of the automatic tabulating equipment will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Village Hall located at 117 Spring Street. This equipment will be used at the Spring Primary to be held on February 18, 2014. The Village’s DS200 and AutoMark electronic voting systems will be tested at that time. The public test is open to the general public. Peggy Haag, Village Clerk Village of Oregon Posted: January 31, 2014 Published: February 6, 2014 WNAXLP



1. Call Town Board meeting to order. 2. Reading and Approval of minutes from previous meeting. 3. Financial Report and Acceptance. 4. Public Comments. 5. Discussion and possible Action re: DaneCom Radio purchase. 6. Discussion and possible Action re: the purchase of truck for public works. 7. Public Works and TORC Report – Ace. 8. Discussion and possible Action re: the Anderson Farm Park progress. 9. Discussion and possible Action re: Dane Ordinance Amendment No. 26, 2013-2014 – Abandoned Nonconforming Mineral Extraction Sites. 10. Communication and Action of the Dane County Board – Bollig. 11. Fire & EMS Report (Oregon – Van Kampen, Belleville – Clark & Brooklyn). 12. Park Committee Report and Action – Root. 13. Assessor’s Report and Recommendation – Blomstrom. 14. Building Inspection Services Report – Arnold. 15. Constable’s Report – Wackett. 16. Plan Commission Report and Recommendation - Weber. 17. Discussion and possible Action re: Potential Impacts of the state’s 201314 Budget Bill. 18. Discussion and possible Action re: Senior Center – Van Kampen. 19. Board Communications/Future Agenda Items. 20. Approval of payment vouchers – Arnold. 21. Clerk’s Report – Arnold. 22. Adjournment. Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official posting locations (Town Hall, Town of Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon Village Hall) including the Town website at www.town.oregon.wi.us or join the Town’s e-mail list to receive agendas at townoforegon@mailbag.com. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather informa-

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Order of Business Call to Order Roll Call Proof of Notice of Meeting and Approval of Agenda AGENDA 5:00 PM 1. PVE Site Visit – Dialogue with Prairie View Staff A. CONSENT CALENDAR 6:30 PM NOTE: Items under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be enacted under one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items prior to the time the Board votes unless a Board Member requests an item be removed from the calendar for separate action. 1. Minutes of Previous Meeting 2. Approval of Payments 3. Staff Resignations/Retirements, if any 4. Staff Assignments, if any 5. Field Trip Requests – DECA State and International Conference 6. Acceptance of Donations, if any 7. Open Enrollment Exception Applications, if any B. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC 6:35 1. Public: Board Policy 180.04 has established an opportunity for the public to address the Board. In the event community members wish to address the Board, 15 minutes will be provided; otherwise the agenda will proceed as posted. C. ACTION ITEMS 6:45 1. Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of $6,440,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014 7:00 2. Resolution Awarding the Sale of $500,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes, Series D. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Student Achievement 7:15 1. Balanced Calendar Task Force Update E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Other Topics F. INFORMATION ITEMS 7:45 1. Marketing and Search Engine Optimization 8:00 2. OEA President G. CLOSING 8:05 1. Future Agenda 8:10 2. Check Out 8:15 H. ADJOURNMENT Published: February 6, 2014 WNAXLP



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC TEST of the automatic tabulating equipment will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Oregon Town Hall located at 1138 Union Road. This equipment will be used at the Spring Primary to be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. This public test is open to the general public and includes a demonstration of the DS200 and AutoMark electronic voting systems. Denise R. Arnold Town of Oregon Clerk Posted: February 4, 2014 Published: February 6, 2014 WNAXLP



14 February 6, 2014 Oregon Observer Election: OEA endorses 3
Continued from page 1 made errors in its approach to a potential upcoming referendum. He said a referenUpcoming primary dum should be explored that Mixdorf, 63, a retired would address current faciliclinical social worker, has ties that “don’t meet a stanserved on the board since dard of current usefulness.” 2011. In a recent candidate questionnaire, he said the Endorsements board has done an “excelThe Oregon Educalent job” managing taxpaytion Association (OEA), er money in the past three which represents more than years by freezing the levy 270 district teachers, has while raising teachers’ base endorsed three candidates salary and maintaining the – Maitzen, Uphoff and highest bond rating. Feeney. According to an Citing recent community input on a potential email sent to the Observer, referendum, he said the dis- a committee of OEA memtrict’s top priorities should bers interviewed all seven be increased security of all candidates last month, and buildings, high-impact edu- the group’s executive board cation spaces and remod- voted unanimously to accept eled physical education its recommendations. OEA co-president Tracspaces. ey Leider said the group is Maitzen, 56, a retired “thrilled” to have such comteacher who worked for 16 mitted, passionate supportyears in the Oregon School District, wrote in her ques- ers of public education in tionnaire that the board the race. “The candidates we have needs to “re-evaulate budendorsed all expressed a get priorities” to make sure desire to strengthen colschools have funding for laboration between teachers, basic supplies and services, the board, and community and she said it should implement a more transparent members, to improve combudgetary process. Maitzen munication and transparensaid in a potential referen- cy, and to place a high value dum, money that goes to on mutual respect and joint enhance students’ education problem-solving,” Leider will be wisely spent, and she said. “All of these factors said repairing and maintain- are imperative in providing ing the schools is important. the best educational enviZander, 48, a teacher at ronment for Oregon’s stuSun Prairie High School, dents.” wrote that the board has


Alfred F. “Bud” Russell
and Associates, Arnold and O’Sheridan, Jaspal Engineering, and Associated Engineering. For several years, he owned and operated Alfie’s Drive-In in Oregon. He was honored to be a member of the Wisconsin National Guard 32nd Red Arrow Division and was called to active duty during the Berlin crisis in 1961. He was a member of the Oregon-Brooklyn American Legion. Al was also a member of Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church in Oregon and was a charter member of HMC’s council of the Knights of Columbus. He proudly served as Grand Knight for the HMC council and was also District Deputy for District 45. Additionally, he was a member of the Tri-County Assembly 1948 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Al was blessed with many talents and interests. He was able to fix almost anything. He developed a passion for photography and owned Russell’s Photography. He was an avid stamp collector, continuing the collection started by his Uncle Louis. He was a firstrate archery marksman and he enjoyed playing on the HMC dart ball team. A lifelong Wisconsinite, he was a devoted Green Bay Packers fan. He loved music and nature and enjoyed

Alfred R. “Bud” Russell

Alfred (Bud) Russell passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 26,, 2014. He was born on his mother’s birthday, March 23, 1937, in Endeavor, the fourth child of Irving and Wilda (Eyers) Russell. He spent much of his childhood in Madison with his Uncle Louis and Aunt Irma Russell. On April 27, 1957, he married the love of his life, JoAnn Achterberg, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Portage. Al graduated from Madison West High School in 1955. He was a respected HVAC designer for several Madison area engineering firms, including Olson

watching birds at his feeders. He loved his family and was happiest when he was with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, and his four children: Julie (Roger) Churchill, Fort Atkinson; Jeff (Linda) Russell, Wayland, Mich.; Jennifer (Ken) Hansen, Fitchburg; and Janelle (Dan) LaFrombois, Stoughton. He is further survived by his nine grandchildren: Kate Churchill, Middleton; Amanda Hopp, Wayland, Mich.; Andrew (Lana) Russell, Goose Creek, S.C.; Nick (Kori) Russell, Langley AFB, Va.; Tyler and Ben Hansen, Madison; Jenna Hansen, Fitchburg; and Zachary and Brynn LaFrombois, Stoughton; and by his two great-grandchildren: Rylan Hainley and Landon Russell. He is also survived by his brother, Stuart (Rosemary) Russell, Oxford; his sister, Judy Girling, Wyocena; his in-laws, Eleanor Scheel, Madison, Nancy Schmidt, Oxford, and Leon (Ardis) Achterberg, Portage; his many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his dear friends, Bobby and Marilyn Darling. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister and her husband, Lorraine and Harold Hill; his inlaws, Lester and Margaret Achterberg, Jim Girling,

Wilbert Scheel, and Willis Schmidt; his nephews, Don and Jeffery Hill; his niece, Shirley Scheel; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Portage. Memorials received will be used to establish a scholarship in Al’s name, to support the youth from Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church. The family would like to thank Father Gary Wankerl and our entire HMC family, the CLUB at the Oregon Senior Center and Heartland Hospice. We would also like to thank Barb Hill for the comfort and support she provided to Bud and our family. We are especially grateful to Al’s brother Knights for their gifts of love and friendship. Al and JoAnn would like to express their gratitude and love to their children who helped care for Al and made it possible for their father to stay in the home he loved. On-line condolences may be made at gundersonfh.com. Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Care 1150 Park Street 835-3515
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Oregon Observer


Volunteers above will assist guests to pick out food items at the Jan. 30 pantry. Many of the volunteers this month are members of Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church in Oregon, as local churches take turns running the monthly pantries. Volunteers pictured are Nancy Shermo-Denton, Mary Meier, Sister Ruth Battaglia, Maynard Stoehr, Julie Krzystof and Deb Pecosky. Right, volunteer Clarice Dewey wipes condensation, a result of the warehouse door being open, off the registration area.

Pantry: Serves an average of 130 families per month
Continued from page 1 for both volunteers and families served. “We just want to have enough space for people to come in and shop and feel welcomed,” Kornaus said. The pantry committee, made up of about a dozen volunteers from local churches and the community, publicly announced in December it was searching for a new facility. It’s hoping to find a subsidized location or to have it donated by a benefactor as its current space was. “Ideal” attributes for a new home are posted on the pantry’s website, and a larger space and adequate temperature control are at the top of the wish list.

“Ideal” location
Pantry organizers compiled a list of ideal location attributes for a new facility. • In Oregon • Free or well-subsidized by benefactor • Climate controlled space for safe food storage (heat and AC) • Adequate space for food storage and storage for tables and wagons for carry-out • Space for parking and loading • Bathroom access • Indoor or sheltered area for guests to wait – 25-50 people at a time • Small ‘office’ type area for registration privacy (adequate for table or desk, locked file cabinet) • Space/power for three upright freezers • Space for distribution of food • Access to this space so that food distribution stations can be ‘set up’ prior to distribution • Access for delivery of large amounts of food (ease of access, use of dolly) • Accessibility for those with mobility issues (no stairs) • Ease of using wagons to carryout food • Lockable secure access
Source: obfp.org

Big demand, little space

Photos by Victoria Vlisides

The main reason the space is no longer adequate is that need has increased by 58 percent over the past 10 years, according to statistics provided by the pantry. The pantry now serves an average of 130 families each month, or around 500 people. Its contents, in both amount and assortment, are fluid because it relies on food and monetary donations, said pantry director Linda Fuller. And with little room to store goods from occasional larger donations, like drives, it can run out of food quickly. “It’s a never-ending cycle,” Kornaus noted. With a new space, pantry leaders hope they’d be able to better accommodate those large donations, which often come around the holiday season. During those times, storage space can be maxed out, especially leading up to the one-day-a-month pantry pickup is available. A quick scan of the facility last Thursday revealed cans and boxed foods crammed into every nook and cranny, with 8-foot-tall shelves for storage in the rear and foldout banquet tables displaying food for pickup in the front. The pantry has two standing freezers and one refrigerator-freezer. When

Above left, the large warehouse door lets snow and condensation into the pantry during bad weather when it needs to be open for pickups and deliveries. Right, volunteer John Borganuses his own vehicle and loads it up with food bags using wagons. He will deliver the food to people who cannot make it to that day’s pantry. He said he’ll bring a shovel when there is snow, as it’s difficult getting to people’s houses that are back in the woods.

pickup days near, they’re often packed tightly, mostly with frozen meats, and sometimes don’t have enough room for deliveries of additional temperaturesensitive foods. But many of the supplies will be depleted and need to be refilled after pickup day, Kornaus said. “Space limitations are not the result of too many donations but of having too little space to store them,” Kornaus wrote in an email to the Observer. “We need these large donations because they don’t come very often.” An already tight space gets tighter when adding the necessary volunteers to accommodate guests at the pantry. About 14 volunteers came for the first shift at 2:45 p.m. last Thursday and seven for the later shift, which goes until 7 p.m. Other volunteers come with their own vehicles to pick up food to deliver to people who are shut into their homes. The amount of people the Oregon-Brooklyn pantry is able to serve was a big surprise to another area pantry director, Karen Fletcher of

OregonBrooklyn Food Pantry
1092 Union Road Obfp.org, oregonfood pantry@hotmail.com Hours: 3-7 p.m. the last Thursday of each month Verona. Verona’s pantry, which is 300 feet larger, serves about 180 families a month, but it is open three times a week and has already begun working on an expansion to double its space. “How can they serve that many households at one time?” Fletcher asked of the Oregon-Brooklyn pantry. “That’s hard to fathom.”

Not just small

It’s clear some of the pantry’s setup creates efficiency and usability problems. For example, the current registration space is a table with two white plastic patio chairs near the large door that opens up the front of the warehouse. Kornaus said they aim to offer more privacy for guests with the

opportunity to have a new facility. And climate control is not efficient. The facility does have heat, but it lacks any sort of air conditioning. Both cold and heat can be a problem, though, as the large warehouse door is open for loading purposes and the smaller entrance door next to it has to stay open for hours during pantry pickup times. During the winter, volunteers come bundled in hats and mittens and stay bundled throughout their shift. Longtime volunteer and 17-year Oregon resident Rodger Mueller knows that as well as anyone. “We’ve got great air-conditioning in the winter, and great heat in the summer,” he says with a smile. That’s not just an issue with comfort, but also for food safety, Kornaus said. Last Thursday, the thermostat read 49 degrees. Keeping the door open also means volunteers frequently have to wipe off snow and condensation that accumulates on items. But the space doesn’t have windows, so when the door isn’t open, its interior is dimly lit.

Pantry leaders would like to get access to a space that has a waiting room, or at least one that isn’t directly in front of doors to help remedy temperature issues. Other desired attributes include a bathroom facility, parking and loading space and access, no-stairs access (to accommodate those with disabilities) and an office space.

Limited resources

The Oregon-Brooklyn pantry aims to operate as low-budget as it can in order to optimize food items for guests, Fuller said. If they do not have the necessary inventory to provide guests, they must purchase the rest. “We try to have constancy in what’s provided each month,” Fuller said. “If we don’t get a lot of it donated, then we have to buy it.” Though it’s a non-profit, like a business it still has operational costs such as utilities, plowing and general upkeep, Kornaus noted. That leaves little room for some useful technology that help keep things running well, like an Internet connection. And while Verona’s

pantry, for example, is able to offer shopping carts for guests to gather food and paper bags and a box for them to take food home in, the Oregon-Brooklyn guests need to bring a laundry basket to gather food, which they cart around on red wagons. While pantry leaders, who are volunteers themselves, remain thankful for the donations they receive and additional volunteers who help out, they feel a new facility would greatly improve services for community members.

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