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Thursday, April 3, 2014 • Vol. 132, No. 35 • Stoughton, WI •



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SASD referendum

Voters pass school funding measure
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They asked for the trust of the voters and on Tuesday, they got it. After a fairly clear mandate on its recurring referendum, now it will be up to Stoughton Area School District officials to keep a tight financial leash on spending as they strive to maintain

recent progress in a changing district. By a comfortable margin, voters said ‘Yes’ to giving the district up to $20 million additional spending authority in the next four years and permanently raising the funding floor in a district that was on the verge of being the lowest-funded in Dane County. According to the Dane County

Clerk’s office, with all precincts reporting, the vote was 3,7732,212 in favor of the referendum, a roughly 63-37 percent margin. According to the Rock County Clerk’s office, both precincts voted in support. The referendum will replace one of two approved in 2010 that will expire in June. According to the district, it will cost the owner of a $200,000 house an additional

$105 per year during the next four years. Had it failed, it would have caused a $325 drop in district residents’ taxes next year, Look for more election and the district would have faced a $3.1 million shortfall in the coverage in the April 10 2014-15 school year, and around Hub. $1.15 million the next year, according to district officials. The district is facing continued referendum can help convince enrollment decline, and school to persuade families to stay and officials have said they hope the attract new ones to the district.

Next week

Spring election

Stoughton Fire Department

Incumbents keep seats
Unified Newspaper Group

‘Never a Dull Moment’

The four write-in candidates for positions in city government were shut out in Tuesday’s election. Mayor Donna Olson prevailed over write-in challenger Dennis Kittleson in a 2,042 to 1,318 vote. Incumbent alders retained their seats, along with the three Stoughton Area School District board members. City clerk Maria Hougan said the municipal vote totals are unofficial. In a four-way race for three spots, SASD board incumbents Liz Menzer (3,279), Brett Schumacher (2,847) and Bev Fergus (3,128) retained their seats, outpolling challenger Allison Sorg (2,689). Common Council incumbents Tim Swadley (Dist. 1), Paul Lawrence (Dist. 2), Greg Jenson (Dist. 3) and Tom Selsor (Dist. 4) all were returned to the council. The real anomaly took place in Dist. 4, where Ross Urven tallied 435 votes to write-in candidate Jeff Bach’s 76 votes. Urven had moved from the district prior to the election and announced that he had withdrawn from the race because he could not serve if elected. It was unclear Tuesday night if Bach would automatically be awarded the seat.

‘Active’ assistant fire chief retires after five decades

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Photos by Victoria Vlisides

The Stoughton Fire Department held a retirement reception for assistant fire chief Melvin ‘Red’ Benschop, 81, who retired last week after 58 years as a member. A cake with a vintage photo of Red helped celebrate at his retirement party that brought in more than 100 people and was held at the Stoughton Fire Station.

A career of 58 years ends with a sound Stoughton Fire Department assistant fire chief Melvin “Red” Benschop has heard thousands of times before. As former and current SFD A life of service Melvin, or “Red”, as he’s members celebrate at his retirement reception March affectionately called because of his once 27, suddenly, ‘I don’t believe bright-red hair, their pagers go off – the room that there’s been has spent nearly his whole of around 40 anyone more life serving guests goes silent. But dedicated to the others – starting in his teens it wasn’t an department.’ when he saved emergency, a young girl’s just a playMarty Lamers, life. He won fully planned Stoughton Fire Chief a Boy Scout “thank you” to honor and Red mark the end Cross award of the 81-yearfor the bravery he showed old’s legacy. Everyone cheers as “Red” after saving resident Ardra throws his fists into the air Juve from drowning in the and his robust smile creeps Yahara River in Stoughton. Years later, he’d surprised from ear to ear. That famous smile is just a small part of his wife Beverly when he Benschop’s bright personality came home one day and and loyalty to the department told her he joined the volunthat members said they’ll miss teer fire department. They about the longest serving SFD had been married just eight months. member. “Little did I know what I The fire department celebrated his service by hosting was in for…” said Beverly, a an open-house retirement par- retired nurse who now works ty, where more than 100 guests at the Nordic Nook. Red and Beverly met attended. It included historic fire memorabilia, old news

clippings from the Courier Hub, a cake with his photo on it and presentations from City of Stoughton Mayor Donna Olson, fire chief Marty Lamers, Dane County Fire Chiefs Association president Randall Pickering and more.

Turn to Red/Page 7

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City of Stoughton

Council puts hold on KPW approvals
Alders agree to wait for economic impact analysis
Unified Newspaper Group

The proposed Kettle Park West development on the city’s northwest side is stalled for the time being, in part because of “setback” issues with

the state and in part, the Common Council agreed last week, because an economic impact analysis of the project has not been conducted. At setback is the distance a building must be from a road right-of-way or property line, and the analysis is a

required component of the city’s big box ordinance. Recognizing those problems, the Common Council unanimously decided last Tuesday not to create a tax-increment financing District and to ask the Plan Commission not to approve a specific development plan

Turn to Kettle Park West/Page 11


April 3, 2014

Courier Hub


Two men try to rob Subway
Hub Correspondent

Heritage Center construction progresses
Opening expected early next year
Unified Newspaper Group

The Stoughton Subway became victim to a robbery attempt on Tuesday, March 25. Two men walked into the restaurant, located on the 1300 block of Hamilton Street, at 9:11 p.m. and demanded money from the employee on shift. Despite the rumor that the robbery was armed, employee Josh Wichern, who was working during the time of the attempted robbery, didn’t see a weapon. “They didn’t pull a gun on me,” Wichern said. “Honestly, when they walked in with the masks on, I figured they were going to try to rob me.” The two suspects ordered sandwiches and when it came time for them to pay, the suspects demanded money from the cash register. “I said, ‘Just the chips?’ and asked if they wanted

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Stoughton police are looking for two men who attempted to rob the Subway restaurant March 25.

backed away, and they threatened me. I sat there for about a minute, and nothing happened.” The crime remains under investigation, Stoughton Please join us! Police Department Sgt. BriThe Friends of the Stoughton Public Library an Gowan said. “We don’t know how Spring Fling Fashion Show and long the investigation will Jewelry and Accessories Resale take,” Gowan said. “They’ll Saturday, April 5th 1:30 – 4:00 pm at Banushi’s Bar & Grill be caught when they slip up by committing a similar $25 per person A runway fashion show with selections from crime, or by telling someChico’s, Maurice’s and Atelier on Main one who’ll turn them in.” Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. We’re seeking donations of costume jewelry People with informaincluding necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins, watches, handbags and scarves. Donations can tion regarding this incident be dropped off at the library during regular library hours. Limited seating. are asked to call the police Tickets are available at the library. If you would like to host a table or reserve a ticket, contact Jeanne Burt at 608 873-4050. department at 873-3374.

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A difficult winter construction season and building permitting process have combined to push back the anticipated opening of the Norwegian Heritage Center that the Byrant Foundation is building in downtown Stoughton. Foundation officials had hoped to have the twostory, 15,000-square-foot building completed by the end of the summer. But Jerry Gryttenholm, a trustee with the foundation, thinks it’s more likely that the building shell will be up by mid-October. He expects the center will be completed in time for an open house sometime in early 2015. Construction on the project began in early December with excavating at the site. Gryttenholm said work has been taking place all winter, but “winter hasn’t been very kind to us.” “There were a lot of things that we had to overcome in regard to the site itself,” he noted. The excavation is now done and the building’s waterproofing system is in the ground, he said. The footings and walls of what Gryttenholm called the east/west wing are completed. By March 18, twothirds of the basement floor had been poured, and crews were starting to work on the north/south wing, from near Main Street to the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge. “We’ve been working all winter but things went slowly because the excavating people didn’t want to start their equipment if the daytime temperature wasn’t going to be at least 10 degrees,” Gryttenholm explained. “It’s too hard on the equipment.” He said the work hasn’t gone as fast hoped due to the weather, “but we don’t have any control over that.” Once the shell is completed, the focus will turn to the center’s interior, which will include a lot of technology, he said. “There would be a small genealogy area that would allow us to partner with the Naeseth Library in Madison,” Gryttenholm said during a March 19 interview with the Hub. The center won’t be a research facility, but will be

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Bryant Foundation trustee Jerry Gryttenholm said a challenging winter has slowed progress, but the new Norwegian Heritage Center is coming along.

able to draw on the services of the library. Partnering with the library and other Norwegian heritage entities – such as the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge – will be a big part of the center’s mission in fostering knowledge and appreciation of that heritage. Gryttenholm talked about the center’s timeline and “what we perceive ourselves as being in the community” during a meeting of the Stoughton Area Chamber of Commerce on March 19. He said the Bryant Foundation started looking into building the center more than three years ago. Initially, the organization was “quiet” about its plans because “we had a vision of what we wanted to do, but weren’t quite sure of how we were going to do it,” Gryttenholm explained. The group spent about a year-and-a-half looking at other facilities in nearby states. “So it was like going to school to find out what was going on out there and learn from their mistakes,” he said.

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understands that. “We’re about telling the Norwegian story – the heritage,” he said. The foundation’s plans call for a genealogy library, lounge, auditorium and spaces for both permanent and temporary exhibits. The facility is being built at the corner of Main and Page streets, next to the Sons of Norway lodge. The Heritage Center will feature a gabled red building and include a small outdoor garden area to act as a transitional gathering area between the center and the adjoining lodge. “There are already nice facilities doing good things in the community, and I always reference the Sons of Norway lodge,” Gryttenholm said. “They have meeting areas, the whole upstairs. They have a great kitchen. They do their own programs, and because they’re able to do those kinds of things, we don’t have to.” The lodge’s Darlene Arneson agrees. She noted that she, her husband and several other Sons of Norway members have been serving on an advisory committee for the Heritage Center. “They’re interested in complementing what we do,” she said. “We can help provide meals or food for groups that might be visiting the Heritage Center.” She also thinks the lodge, with its international network, can help spread the word about the new Heritage Center. That kind of publicity will benefit the center and also the city as a whole. That’s one of the things the Bryant Foundation hopes to accomplish with the project. “We want to do this to help Stoughton become more of a destination place rather than just a passthrough,” Gryttenholm said. “The more of these kinds of things we have, it not only will bring people into town on a daily basis, hopefully, but maybe they’ll find enough interest in town that they’ll spend a little time downtown shopping or overnight or whatever.”


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Brooklyn gun burglar gets probation
A Brooklyn man will get six years of probation for stealing weapons from a relative’s house. Weston Hoare-Baltes, 20, pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge in Dane County Circuit Court March 27, online court records show. Three other felony theft charges and several misdemeanor charges were dismissed as part of the guilty plea. Hoare-Baltes was sentenced in December 2013 in federal court to 30 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2013 for possessing firearms while facing felony charges. Federal law prohibits an individual facing felony charges from receiving a Hoare-Baltes firearm. HoareBaltes was ordered by Dane County judge John Markson to not possess any weapons or use drugs without a valid prescription. According to the criminal complaint: Hoare-Baltes broke into a relative’s house in the Town of Dunkirk on May 12, 2013, and took three weapons – a .22 caliber rifle and AR-15 and AK-47 assault rifles. The weapons were allegedly sold to a man in Stoughton for $1,100. Hoare-Baltes initially denied the thefts. In a meeting with detectives, Hoare-Baltes admitted to taking the weapons and selling them. Hoare-Baltes had previously been part of the court’s deferred prosecution program. He had pleaded guilty to the felony charge of being party to a robbery for planning a robbery in 2010 at Grandpa’s Gun Shop in Madison. – Mark Ignatowski

OWI patrol is next weekend
Police from 14 agencies will make stops
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Marijuana dealer gets 2 years probation
A Stoughton man accused of selling marijuana was sentenced to two years’ probation earlier this year. Ryan Moran, 24, pleaded guilty to possessing marijuana with intent to deliver and was sentenced by Dane County Circuit Court judge William Hanrahan in early February. According to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County: Police were looking for Moran in August 2013 after he allegedly made threats to another person. While at a home where Moran was thought to live, police smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the house. Another person at the home consented to the search and police found slightly more than a pound of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia. As conditions of his probation, Moran is not allowed to use drugs or controlled substances without a prescription. An 18-month prison sentence was imposed and stayed, meaning that if probation is completed, the prison sentence will not be carried out. – Mark Ignatowski

Reports collected from the dead in the middle of Ranlog book at the Stoughton dolph Street, and wanted Police Department. someone to check up on it. No cat could be found upon Feb. 20 arrival. 9:14 p.m. A 79-year-old woman was reported to have Feb. 22 punched an 88-year-old man 2:03 a.m. A 48-year-old at Skaalen Home. man reported two 18-year10:52 p.m. A 33-year-old old men in a silver car playman was cited for his first ing their stereo loudly, which OWI after the police received woke him up. The reporter a tip that there was an intoxi- didn’t think much of it until cated driver on Hwy. 51 near he looked out the window Roby Road. and saw the 18-year-olds shining a flashlight into his Feb. 21 residence on the 2000 block 10:45 a.m. A high school of Hilldale Lane and around student was reported to be the area. The car then prodriving too fast through the ceeded to drive around the front high school parking block and come back 10 minlot. The student explained utes later, doing the same that he had been driving too thing. The drivers advised fast because he was late for that they had been looking a hockey game. for a female coworker. 3:09 p.m. A 24-year3:04 a.m. A 48-year-old old woman reported being man reported a 21-year-old offended by one of her Face- man coming to his door on book friend’s comments on the 600 block of Nottingham their Facebook wall. She was Road asking for something. advised to block the person After locking the door, the or delete them as a friend. 21-year-old continued to turn 10:20 p.m. A 64-year-old the handle of the door as well woman reported a cat that as ring the doorbell. Upon looked either paralyzed or arrival, it was discovered that the man was intoxicated, and he was turned over to his mother. Feb. 24 11:53 a.m. A chicken sandwich was stolen by a student from the lunch line during the first half of the lunch hour. Feb. 26 12:58 a.m. A 20-yearold man called 911 after he advised that he had started the fire on his porch by failing to completely put out a cigarette. When help arrived, the man had put the fire out by himself and there were only fumes from the fire remaining. 8:13 a.m. An anonymous woman reported that her middle-school-aged daughter had been approached by an adult male a couple of times while walking home from River Bluff, and that she had only just found out about it despite it being ongoing for a couple of months. – Kimberly Wethal

The Assessment Roll for the City of Stoughton will be available for inspection the week of March 31-April 4, in the Treasurer’s Office, City Hall, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589. Office hours are M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Assessor will be available for consultation and open book appointments on April 9, 2014, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on April 10, 2014, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Hall of Fame Room, City Hall, 381 E Main Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589. To make an appointment for open book, please call Accurate Appraisal at 1-800-770-3927 or logon to www.accurateassessor.com.

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Stoughton’s third round of high-visibility drunken-driving patrols is next weekend. So when drivers take to the streets next Friday night, April 11, they’ll likely see 17 or more police cars from agencies all over the county patrolling Main Street and other high-traffic areas. Normally, a busy night has two or three officers out on patrol. The “Capital Area OWI Task Force” has considered expanding to two or more patrols each year since its inception in 2012, but it has instead expanded the number of agencies involved, growing to 14 this year. This year’s program kicked off last Saturday in DeForest, where it all began. It’s the brainchild of De Forest Lt. Dan Furseth, who started running high-visibility patrols there several years ago to deter drunken driving and found that arrests decreased as they used them more. The idea of the patrols, he has said in multiple interviews with the Hub, is not to catch drunken drivers so much as prevent them. The program is paid by a state grant, which covers overtime expenses of up to $30,000 for all departments for the year and also paid for some reflective signs the first year. Each local community can add to that signage as it chooses, and last year, Stoughton used one lighted sign, four pink, neon signs and LED road flares to alert drivers. Originally, Furseth had hoped to grow the program from one patrol for each of the five agencies participating in the first year to two or more patrols for each in the second and successive years, but he’s found that paperwork and getting the timing right can be complicated. The second year he had a head start on the grant, which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, but could not get the first patrol going until June because departments realized there could be complications if officers for other agencies wrote tickets for local municipal courts

or needed formal directions from a supervisor from a different police department. That led to a lengthy process of working out legal language and getting multiple municipalities to agree on it. And this year, with 14 agencies involved, that translates to 11 deployments already (none for the University of Wisconsin, State Patrol or Capitol Police). It’s become complicated enough that it so far just works out better to do one deployment per agency, Furseth told the Hub. “Right now don’t see it changing,” he said. This year’s patrol in Stoughton should bring up to 13 additional officers here, as well as two Stoughton officers and a supervisor, all dedicated solely to putting on a display to make people think twice before driving impaired. Officers will cruise the main roads and make frequent “contacts,” or stops, while reflective signs alert drivers that they’re being watched. Stoughton will also have two officers on duty for normal Friday night patrols. And while the grant pays for the four visiting officers to stay for five hours each, Stoughton officers will keep up the dedicated OWI patrol for their entire eight-hour shifts. Stoughton chief Greg Leck said the visiting police will likely start around 9 or 10 p.m. and stay roughly until bar time, depending on weather and other factors. Last year, Frisch explained why that differs from the way other municipalities handle their patrols. “The concentration of establishments that sell alcohol in Stoughton is way

higher (than in the other municipalities),” he told the Hub. That means more activity, too. Last year, Stoughton accounted for about 20 percent of the traffic stops from the nine patrols. Here, officers made 116 stops, yielding 23 citations and 159 warnings, including one of the patrol’s 13 OWI arrests and two of its 10 citations for drug possession. The 2012 patrol in Stoughton was the only one of the five that yielded an OWI arrest. Lower numbers like that would be just fine with police, however. “Enforcement may very well save lives by either preventing or removing intoxicated drivers from the streets,” Leck wrote in an email to the Hub. Leck added that the Stoughton Common Council has been supportive of the effort and he sees no downside to participation. “(The) upside is continued discussion of OWI and need to reduce incidents,” he wrote. Leck told the Hub last year that it’s hard for his department to concentrate on traffic, even though it’s residents’ most common complaint, because of the volume of other work the department must deal with. “These grant programs are so important,” he said. “The opportunities to do it are dwindling.” Other agencies participating in the patrol are: DeForest, Town of Madison, Oregon, City of Madison, Verona, Sun Prairie, Shorewood Hills, Cottage Grove, Maple Bluff, McFarland, and assistance from UW-Madison Police, Capitol Police, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.


April 3, 2014

Courier Hub



Letters to the editor

Stoughton-made hats help Tenn. kids stay warm this winter
I am writing to thank one of your Stoughton residents who is known to our southern elementary school as the “Hat Lady.” For the past four years, Irene Bronte (Stoughton resident) has been knitting hats and donating them to the Lincoln Elementary School in Kingsport, Tenn. These hats are given to the children who are in need. We are more than grateful for Irene Bronte this year due to the very harsh winter that Kingsport is experiencing. She has made many children happy and warm. It is my understanding that Ms. Bronte has donated to numerous schools in your area and others like our school. We want to extend our appreciation and think it would be nice for your town to recognize her thoughtfulness and kindness by sharing this story in your local newspaper. Dr. Kelli Welburn Associate Principal Lincoln Elementary School Kingsport, Tenn.

Thanks for supporting Catfish River
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that after more than 12 years in business, Catfish River Arts & Antiques in downtown Stoughton will be permanently closing our doors on Sunday, April 27. We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers and friends. Downtown Stoughton is a great place to do business, and the support shown for local merchants will continue that tradition for years to come. Richard Sneider Stephen Nashold Proprietors – Catfish River Arts & Antiques

Letters to the editor

Nobody wants radio tower
As many of you know already, the radio tower that was proposed by Dave Magnum and Magnum Communications in the Town of Rutland will probably be built even though it was voted down by the Town of Rutland and the Dane County Board. This is because the Walker Administration has taken away local authority and control and given it to the state. As much as they talk about wanting small government and “local” control, I guess when it comes to the desires of their wealthy donors then, maybe not so much. I should state that I have no problem with Stoughton wanting and having a “local” radio station. What I do have a problem with is what is in my opinion the false pretenses that this radio station and tower were proposed as. Here is a little information on the tower itself. This tower is going to be 488’ tall. To put that in perspective, the Capitol in Madison is 265’ tall including the bronze statue on top. This makes the radio tower 223’ taller than the State Capitol. What Dave Magnum really wants is the revenue he can generate from leasing out space on his tower. So, if Magnum Communications wants to have a radio station in Stoughton, they don’t need a 488’ tall tower. What they really want is a station that will cover most of southern Wisconsin all the way to the Illinois border. If they wanted a local station in Stoughton they could easily broadcast from an existing tower or build a new much shorter one in Stoughton. In fact, Magnum Communication has never even contacted the City of Stoughton about locating a tower in Stoughton. To quote Mayor Olson in an email she sent me on 5-27-11, “Mr. Magnum has not contacted the City of Stoughton regarding placement of a tower within the city limits. It is my understanding that a tower within the city limits would not best accommodate his needs.” I would assume that his “needs” would be ad revenue and he knows that a local Stoughton station would and could not generate the kind of revenue he “needs.” Another problem I have with this tower is that even though this is clearly a commercial endeavor by Magnum Communications, the land the tower is on would still be zoned as some sort of “Ag” land. And it would be taxed accordingly. While this is not Magnum’s doing this is clearly wrong, in my opinion. Here is a quote from Dave Magnum in replies to emails he and I have exchanged. From Dave Magnum dated 7-11-11 “Had it not been for delays, we would be on the air now gearing up to broadcast “away game” football featuring Stoughton, Oregon, Verona and McFarland.” Now, given that all 4 of these schools play their games on the same night, I’m wondering just how he is going to broadcast 4 games at once. I have emailed Dave several times since this with questions and comments but he has refused to answer them. In summary, with the possible exception of a handful of people in Stoughton and possibly Oregon who might want a radio station but probably not the tower. (Don’t worry you will still be able to see it.) Nobody in the Town of Rutland wants this tower. Bob Postel Town of Rutland

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Straight from the horse’s mouth regarding the Rutland radio tower
In response to Mr. Lueders’ article (“Locals losing their tower power,” March 13), my brother, David Soldwedel, and I own Stoughton Farms. We’ve been farming in Rutland since 1960. We no longer raise livestock but continue to farm the tillable acres. We’ve always been good stewards of the land, good neighbors and positively engaged in Rutland Township. In early 2010, we were approached by Dave Magnum. After several months of reviewing his tower project and the related Rutland and Dane County ordinances, we agreed to sell him land behind a 60 acre field adjacent to a quarry and CRP acres. Clearly, towers are lawful; Rutland has three – all closer to roads and environmental areas than Magnum’s would be. Dane County’s consulting engineer wrote that this tower is “in the public interest.” As for lights, a Rutland resident said during a town meeting he can see seven lighted towers from Rutland and didn’t want to see another. He didn’t realize he made the point that lighted towers aren’t a new concept. Five towers between 400-500 feet are in the region just south of Madison. My understanding is that land owners still have property rights. There’s much my brother and I like about using this site for a tower. Of the 15.5 acres Magnum would buy, 8.8 are fallow. Of the 6.7 that’s tillable, the skinny tower (only 48 inches wide), transmitter shed and anchors take up just .04 percent of the tillable land. No trees would need to be removed and the land would remain mostly in its natural state, in essence, a permanent “green space.” UW-Madison endured a similar ordeal before building their WSUM radio tower. Dane County Executive, Joe Parisi, stated he wants to create “green” jobs. What’s more “green” than a tower for a radio station? No smoke comes out; you apply electricity to it and create jobs. Businesses will sponsor radio coverage of high school athletics. As for Ms. Polakowski, a Madison lawyer and Rutland resident, prior to buying the 50 acres to build her home, she and her husband resided approximately two miles further east of their present residence. Before closing on her property, Magnum could be seen driving Rutland roads in a van displaying large station logos. He talked with many land owners, the Town Clerk (one of the three Rutland towers is on her farm land and neighbors also battled her), walked our land with Town Chairman Dale Beske, and even appeared before the Rutland Planning Commission. Lastly, before the Dane County Board even voted on the original tower application, Ms. Polakowski started building her house. Apparently, like all the people who built houses next to the two WIBA towers on Fish Hatchery Road, she realized a tower isn’t a reason not to build. Sue Wollin Town of Rutland

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Letters to the editor

KPW would provide muchneeded economic development
Over the past few years it has become very apparent that the lack of growth has hurt our community in many ways. Our schools are suffering from declining enrollment, our local businesses are struggling to find new customers, property values have been negatively impacted, and local construction trades have been hurt by lack of opportunity. I believe the type of growth provided by the Kettle Park West development is what Stoughton needs now. I do understand that the process around this initiative has been less than perfect in terms of “transparency” in some respects. I am not necessarily a big fan of Walmart, either. So, it is not difficult for me to grasp why many in the community have concerns in this regard. However, as easy as it would be to cite some or all of these reasons for further delay, the more I think about how severely the community is being hurt on a daily basis by the past 10-plus years of virtually no growth, the more persuaded I become that something needs to be done now, and that any further delays in moving forward on such a substantial opportunity only serves to worsen our situation, and make it even less likely that the community will be able to achieve the growth it so desperately needs to remain vigorous. Moreover, I do not see the TIF-based funding of this development as “corporate welfare” at all. Rather, from my point of view, this is as a very positive sign that our local officials are (finally!) taking action to get something done, by providing “seed money” as an “investment” in exactly what is sorely needed by the community, and will benefit all of us in many ways for many years to come! In effect, the “check” we’re writing for the TIF funding is a “check” we’re writing to ourselves, with a very positive long-term impact for ... us! Finally, let me close by expressing my thanks to the mayor and all the city council members for their collective efforts on this issue. The more I’ve learned about this matter in recent weeks, the more I’ve come to appreciate the complexities that are involved, as well as the commitment and focus that has been required of the mayor and the alders in this case over the course of many, many months. Thus, my confidence in the ability of the mayor and the council to work together to successfully manage this development has increased despite the current disagreements they have among themselves. Thus, I believe it is absolutely essential to move forward with the Kettle Park West development now, and am very much looking forward to the many benefits it will provide to the Stoughton community in the future. John Cook Stoughton

Chamber’s Community Expo set for April 10
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The annual Stoughton Chamber of Commerce Community Expo looks to expand even more this year with a couple of demonstrations from area businesses. This year marks the third year the chamber has hosted the event as a chance to showcase what local businesses have to offer each other and the community. Chamber director Erica Dial said two businesses – Moyer’s Landscaping and Atelier on Main – would host demonstrations during the event April 10, at the Sports Enhancement Academy Gymnasium at the Stoughton Wellness and Athletic Center. “We’ve grown it every year,” Dial said. Moyers will be the first demonstration at 5:30 p.m. with Atelier on Main taking over at 6:30 p.m. Specific details about the demonstrations hadn’t been fully hashed out as of press time Tuesday. In addition to the new demonstrations, the expo – which is free and open to the public – will last about a half hour longer. The event runs from 5-7:30 p.m. this year. The event has nearly 60 businesses and services with booths at the expo. Guests are invited to stop by each booth, ask questions and try samples at businesses that offer them.

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Visitors will be able to sample food from local restaurants again this year the chamber’s Community Expo April 10.

Dial said about 18 new businesses plan to be at the event this year. All visitors will have a chance to win raffle prizes, as well. A special flyer will be mailed to homes in Stoughton with an offer for an additional raffle ticket, Dial said. For more information, call the Chamber at 873-7912.

If you go
What: Stoughton Area Community Expo When: 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 Where: Sports Enhancement Academy Gymnasium at the Stoughton Wellness and Athletic Center, 2300 Hwy. 51/138 Info: 873-7912

Med drop box located outside police department
There’s been a bit of confusion about where the medication drop-off box is located in Stoughton. The permanent blue box – installed in September 2012 – is located at the front of the Stoughton Police Department office, 321 S. Fourth Street. The Stoughton Wellness Coalition provided the box as a 24-hour-per-day, 7-day-per-week-access point for people to place unwanted and unused medications. The drug drop off box is anonymous. Users are asked to bring all medications in original containers (if possible) and cross off personal information with a black marker. Items that are accepted include: prescription drugs, medication samples, over-the-counter medications and inhalers. Sharps, needles and lancets will not be accepted in the drop box but can be collected at the two annual medication disposal events in Stoughton. The next collection is slated for April 26. The Stoughton Wellness Coalition has been active since 2006. It is a coalition with Stoughton Hospital, the Stoughton Area School District and the City of Stoughton. The coalition promotes a collaborative approach to personal and community wellness through health promotion, educational programming and service to the Stoughton Area Community.

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City is masking real costs of Kettle Park West TIF
Using public money to subsidize a private investment ought to require high financial transparency. Sadly, city hall has not done its homework on the financial aspects of Kettle West. From the start, they have played fast and loose with the facts and costs to taxpayers. Here is what you need to know: • Real financing costs for Kettle West will exceed $7 million when you add the interest costs of the two TIF bonds (which they always forget to mention) plus the obligated costs of site grading work. • TIF bond interest rate charges could well exceed 3.4 percent because the city deliberately misled the public on the negative financial condition of TIFs 4 and 5 in the downtown area. They are currently behind assessed value by $3.5 million. City hall knew this but they used 2012 figures instead. • It is unclear who will be paying for utility infrastructure costs for sewer mains, electric service, water lines, and natural gas lines to the Kettle West boundary. These costs could exceed $800,000. Add to the above the fact that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation had already planned to upgrade Hwy. 51 with public highway funds in a few years, but now, because of Kettle West, Stoughton taxpayers will be left subsidizing this construction for a private retail development. Then there is Kettle West itself. The prospects of Kettle West ever paying off are slim. Why? Many box store chains are in trouble and around 50 percent of all retail stores fail within five years. There is zero chance that all stores that start with Kettle West will finish with it in 17 years! Zero. And, every time a store goes out of business, assessed evaluations and taxes will likely go down. It is time for an open, honest and complete account of all Kettle West public expenses. We deserve better. Roger Thompson Stoughton resident

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Easter Egg Hunt
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April 3, 2014

Courier Hub


Coming up
High-visibility patrol
aid, fire safety and emergency situations. The class will Prenatal yoga workshop run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the cost is $25. The class The Stoughton Police Department will host its third will be conducted in Stoughton Hospital’s Bryant Health Stoughton Yoga will offer its first Prenatal Yoga Workannual high-visibility drunken-driving patrol this week- Education Center on the lower level. To register, call shop, appropriate for mothers-to-be in all stages of pregend. The Capital Area OWI Task Force will bring officers Trish at 277-8810. nancy, on Saturday April 12 from 2-3:30 p.m. Participants from 13 other communities and agencies to help Stoughwill be given instruction on how to ease minor pains and ton police saturate the main roads and deter drunken drivirritations related to pregnancy as well as breathing teching. The goal of the program is not to write tickets, but Sons of Norway Fish Boil niques and exercises to relax the body and mind. Please citations can be issued by any of the officers in the patrol. Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge will hold its spring Fish email stoughtonyoga@gmail.com with questions or to The patrol runs from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. along U.S. Hwy. Boil on Friday, April 11, at 6 p.m. The lodge is located reserve a spot in the workshop. 51/Main Street and other roads. at 317 S. Page Street in Stoughton. The lodge will offer their traditional menu of Icelandic cod, potatoes, carrots, Heartworm clinic for dogs onions and dessert- adding cole slaw this year. An Evening With Peggy Hager Oregon Veterinary Clinic and Buddy of Mine present Tickets are $13 for adults and $6 for children ages 5-12. Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge in Stoughton is hosting Advance tickets are available from Darlene Arneson (873- the second annual Heartworm Clinic on Saturday, April “An Evening with Peggy Hager” as she presents about 7209) or they are available at the door. Enjoy music as 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Stoughton Fire Station. the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution on you wait performed by the Stoughton High School NorFree heartworm testing for those needing help. Preregistration is required. Forms are available at City Hall, Thursday, April 3. wegian Dancers and keyboardists. The lodge is hosting a Cookbook Supper at 5:30 p.m. Stoughton food pantries and the Stoughton Area Senior Center. and a program at 7 p.m. The Cookbook supper is prepared by Mandt Lodge members using recipes from the SN Fish fry Mandt Lodge cookbook. For information, call 873-6077. Knights of Columbus Council 12497 will host a fish fry Singing the good old songs Friday, April 11. The event goes from 5-8 p.m. in the St. Stoughton Public Library presents “Music on the Ann’s Gymnasium, 323 N. Van Buren St. Home on your own Mezz,” featuring Jackie Davidson & Gary Brandt, at 7 Tickets are $10 for teenagers and adults (ages 13+), $8 On Saturday, April 5, Stoughton Hospital will be offer- for Seniors 65 or older, $8 for youth ages 6-12 and free p.m. Wednesday, April 16 in a free performance at the ing a Home on Your Own class. This class is for children for children under the age of 6. Stoughton Public Library. The library mezzanine will be ages 9 and up who may be home for a few hours without Tickets are available at the door and all members of the filled with the music of Harry Chapin, John Denver, Jim an adult. Croce, Woody Guthrie, Gordon Lightfoot and Peter, Paul community are invited. The focus is on making wise and safe choices on first & Mary.

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911 or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 www.us.bahai.org Stoughton study classes. All are welcome. 2095 Hwy. W, Utica • 873-7077 • 423-3033 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship 700 Cty Tk B, Stoughton 873-9353 • e-mail: office@clcstoughton.org Sunday: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship 9:10 a.m. – Family Express followed by Sunday School

Baha’i Faith

Bible Baptist Church

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton • 873-7494 covluth@chorus.net • www.covluth.org Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Come As You Are Worship Sunday: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. www.ezrachurch.com 129 E Main St, Stoughton | 834-9050 Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m. 310 E. Washington, Stoughton • 873-7761 www.flcstoughton.com Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship 9209 Fulton St., Edgerton | 884-8512 Worship services 8, 10:30 a.m. coffee hour 9 a.m. - Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Varsity 12:07 p.m. - AWANA 3 p.m. www.fultonchurch.org

Covenant Lutheran Church

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10 Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath Phone: 561-7450 or email: albionsdb@gmail.com forministry.com/USWISDBGCASD1

Seventh Day Baptist Church Of Albion

Community calendar
• 6 p.m., free sinus pain relief class, Stoughton Hospital, 873-2356 • 6:30-8 p.m., adult craft club, library • Noon, Salad Luncheon and door prizes to benefit START program, West Koshkonong Lutheran Church • 1:30-4 p.m., Spring Fling Fashion Show, Banushi’s Bar and Grill • 2 p.m., To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now, library • 6 p.m., Sons of Norway Movie Night - documentary “Discoveries of a Marionette,” Mandt Lodge • 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Gathering Table free community dinner, Senior Center, 248 W. Main St., 206-1178 • 7 p.m., Stoughton Area School District Board of Education meeting, administration building, 320 N. Street, 877-5000 • 6:30-8 p.m., Stoughton/McFarland/Oregon Relay For Life planning team meeting, for location details: 2208783. • 5-7:30 p.m., chamber of commerce business expo • 6:30 p.m., Thursdays with Murder: The Medieval Mystery, library • 5-8 p.m., Fish fry, St. Ann Catholic Parish, 323 N. Van Buren St. • 2-3 p.m., Writing series: wordbuilding, library • 3-3:45 p.m., Book signing on the Mezz: “The Goblin Emperor” by Katherine Anderson, library

Thursday, April 3

Ezra Church

Stoughton Baptist Church

Christ Lutheran Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton 873-6517 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Evening Service

Saturday, April 5

First Lutheran Church

Christ the King Community Church
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 • www.christthekingcc.org Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Fulton Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton Weekday Mass: At Nazareth House and St. Ann’s Church - call 873-6448 or 873-7633. Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.; Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m. April 17 mass 7 p.m., April 18 service 1 p.m., April 19 mass 8 p.m. April 20 8 a.m.,10:30 a.m. masses

St. Ann Catholic Church

Sunday, April 6

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton, 873-9106 Saturday, 6 p.m. worship Sunday, 10 a.m. worship

United Methodist of Stoughton
525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton E-mail: Stoughtonumc@Wisconsinumc.org Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service; 10 a.m. - Full Worship 1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

Monday, April 7

WestKoshkonongLutheranChurch Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton • 877-0439 Missionaries 877-0696 Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday school and Primary

Office: 882-4408 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - Worship and Sunday School

Cooksville Lutheran Church

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

LakeView Church

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

Tuesday, April 8

Thought for the week
Vulnerability The word “vulnerable” comes from the Latin word “vulner,” meaning wound. All of us are vulnerable, because we are capable of being wounded. We can obviously be wounded by accidents or illnesses, but also by words and even by the expression on someone’s face. It’s even possible to be wounded by someone not speaking to us or not looking at us, which wounds us on account of them not recognizing us. These physical and emotional vulnerabilities make us feel weak and perhaps needy, and ironically, the best way to overcome them is to admit them and to reach out to others by admitting our vulnerability. But, we are also spiritually vulnerable, a result of the fact that we have all sinned, and will continue to sin, in disobedience to God’s will. We are, in short, wretched creatures in need of God’s mercy. How uncertain you are of receiving God’s mercy is a measure of your ultimate vulnerability. We are like convicted criminals seated at a lavish banquet in the King’s presence, and we really don’t know whether we will be pardoned or executed at the end of the meal. We certainly don’t deserve to be pardoned, we are guilty after all, but by going to God with love in our heart and admitting our sins we find that our spiritual vulnerability is diminished. – Christopher Simon via Metro News Service “I acknowledged my sin to you,and I did not cover my iniquity;I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’ and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.” Psalm 32:5

Doctors Park Dental Office
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Thursday, April 10


Skaalen Retirement Services
400 N. Morris, Stoughton (608) 873-5651

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Friday, April 11

Saturday, April 12

A Life Celebration Center

1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton
Mike Smits • Dale Holzhuter • Jodi Corbit Laurie Dybevik, Pre-Need Specialist • Paul Selbo, Office Manager

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• 7-8 p.m., Stoughton Relay For Life team captain meeting, Hanson Room of the EMS building, 520 South Fourth St., Stoughton • 6 p.m., Stoughton Community Foundation Board of Directors annual meeting, Vennevoll Clubhouse

Tuesday, April 15

Wednesday, April 16

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April 3, 2014

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Red: Joined the fire department when current chief Marty Lamers was just 5 years old
Continued from page 1 at Stoughton High School, and Beverly described them as “high school sweethearts.” They waited to get married until 1955 after Melvin served two years in the U.S. Army, including one stationed in Korea. Fire Chief Marty Lamers, who has been with the department for 42 years, said he was just 5 years old when Melvin became a member of Stoughton Fire on Feb. 6, 1956. Benschop’s career would span decades as he was promoted to captain/drill master in 1972, then to second assistant chief in 1989 and to assistant chief in 1992. “Things have changed a lot,” Benschop said of his time in the department. Safety is one of the big things that has improved through his years as a fire personnel, he said, citing “more sophisticated” equipment as an example. “Before, we’d just jump in the back of the truck and go,” he said. “Now you have your safety belts and have better personal protective gears …” But Benschop isn’t the only senior member of the staff. Lamers said there are at least a few members who have come close, but Benschop is the longest serving member. While others have served just a couple of years, members at last week’s reception said there is a level of respect that goes both ways. Mayor Donna Olson said Benschop and Lamers have embraced the age-diverse department by taking advantage of different generations’ expertise. One example Benschop cited is changes in department infrastructure, as it has transitioned to using computers for more and more tasks. Luckily, he said, there are young people who are “tech savvy” to help train others. “The younger generations get along with the older generations,” Olson commented. “They’re like a family.” Perhaps as the grandfather of his work family, Benschop took advantage here and there to play a few jokes on the younger members. For instance, he shared at the reception that he’d convince them that his first job at the station was “cleaning up” after horses that were on the horse-drawn fire wagons. “That wasn’t really the truth,” he said, with a grin. “Horses were before my time.”
Dane County Fire Chiefs Association president Randall Pickering presents an honor to Benschop at his retirement party March 27.

Photos by Victoria Vlisides

Friends and family gathered at Red’s retirement party including, sitting at the table, from left: Beverly Benschop, Cherilyn Janisch, Tim Janisch, Matt Janisch, Chris Janisch, Michael Janisch and Red Benschop. Standing are, from left: Randall Pickering, Brian Benschop and a community member.

A table with a photo of Benschop and his wife along with a few of his honors was displayed along with other fire memorabilia at the reception at the Stoughton Fire Station.

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ungphotos.smugmug.com Benschop was to not drive the fire engine too fast “because you’ve got a lot of weight behind you and a lot of responsibility.” Benschop’s time in the department didn’t include fire chief, but Lamers said that allowed him to be more involved in the day-to-day operations with members. Through department records dating back to about 1975, Lamers found that Benschop worked with more than 115 members in just a segment of his time at the department. “I think he enjoyed the ability to be closer to the members,” Lamers said. “When you’re top dog, you get a little further away.” That’s what Benschop said he’s going to miss the most – the camaraderie of his staff. “They’re a great bunch of guys, and I’m really going to miss them,” he said in a phone interview Monday from his home in Stoughton. “We’re very fortunate in Stoughton that we keep a roster like we do, especially with the youngsters.” but Red gave him CPR and saved his life. It’s those kinds of feats that have helped his family, including his children Cherilyn Janisch and Brian Benschop, as well as three grandchildren, realize why they needed to share Melvin with the rest of the community.


Time for a break

Always dedicated

Mentor and a friend

His ever positive and lighthearted attitude is something he’ll be remembered for, said Brett Topp, a member since 2005. Six-year member Brian Alme, agreed, saying there was “never really a dull moment” when Benschop was in the room. But when it came to making sure protocols were followed, he didn’t let much slide, said Rodger Strandlie, a firefighter for 22 years. “If you screwed up, you made a mistake, he’d correct you, but he’d do it nicely,” said Strandlie, adding that’s part of what made him a good teacher. Strandlie said one tip he remembers learning from

Being on call, Benschop’s dedication went beyond the workplace, as he would sometimes have to leave what he was doing at the drop of a hat to go on a call. Beverly remembers his dedication all too well. In fact, after Red had been on the department for about a year-and-a-half, she was 10 hours into labor at the hospital with their first of two children when he heard the siren. (They didn’t have pagers back then.) “He grabbed his jacket and ran to the door,” Beverly recalled. “But then he paused and looked back.” After an unforgettable grimace from his wife, he realized this was one call he wasn’t taking, she said, with a laugh. One of the many calls he did go on, however, came early in his career when he again saved someone from drowning in a nearby lake, Beverly said. It was when CPR was on the forefront of life-saving techniques, she recalled. The fire members on the call thought they’d lost the man,

Janisch, who works in the Stoughton Area School District, said she fondly remembers going to fire picnics during her childhood, but she notes that people like her dad donate a “large portion” of their time. “It’s more than just responding to a fire, putting it out and coming back,” she said. In his 58 years, Benschop responded to an average of 70 percent of the Stoughton Fire alarms – a stat estimated by the department. “That’s 5,575 alarms,” Lamers said. Until the day he retired on March 27, Benschop was an active member of the department. His response had scaled back some toward his retirement, but he did attend the majority of trainings and all meetings, Lamers said. Another recent proud moment for Benschop was helping bring home the new fire engine from Appleton in February. “I’m actually surprised he’s retiring,” Alme said. “He is very active.” Beverly said she’ll be happy to say goodbye to that fire pager so she and Red can enjoy their day-to-day activities in his new retirement. For his dedication and loyalty to the department, a consensus at his retirement party said Benschop is a cornerstone of the Stoughton community. “He was simply a good man,” said David Handt, a former Stoughton Fire Department member for 18 years. Lamers echoed that. “I don’t believe that there’s been anyone more dedicated to the department,” he said.


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April 3, 2014

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Stoughton native Sveum leads 19-day winter trek across Boundary Waters wilderness
Ely to the end of the Gunflint Trail,” Sveum recalled. “The bed of my truck was completely full. We emptied it out and he drove away, and it’s like, well, here we are. My goal was to start at the end of the road and finish in Ely.” After the first grueling days, when the going was so slow that Sveum doubted the group would actually make it to Ely, the snowshoeing picked up and the crew managed a respectable five or six miles per day. The men began the trek on Feb. 18 and reached Ely on March 8 – five days earlier than Sveum had anticipated.

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The idea of camping in winter would send a cold shiver through most people. You would think the idea of winter camping for 19 days would be out of the question for even the hardiest coldweather enthusiast. But camping for 19 days in February and March, while snowshoeing 70 miles in the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area of northern Minnesota – that’s Stoughton native Paul Sveum’s idea of a good time and great adventure. The 1998 Stoughton High School graduate and a group of four others completed their trek this winter, with each man hauling a 150-pound load on a 14-inch-wide toboggan. They hiked through “incredibly deep snow” in temperatures that plummeted well below zero, Sveum said in a telephone interview from Cornucopia, where he lives in a tent near the south shore of Lake Superior, some 15 miles from Bayfield. He said the group got off to a slow start, traveling only about 20 miles in the first week to 10 days. The journey began at the Gunflint Trail – where the road ends in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area – and ended in the small town of Ely, Minn. “A friend drove us from

Outdoor expert

Among other outdoor talents, Sveum is an expert in bushcraft and winter survival. He teaches those skills and others (such as deerhide tanning) in Wisconsin – at Northland College in Ashland and Lost Creek Adventures in Cornucopia – and in Maine at Jack Mountain Bushcraft and Guide Service. After a couple of false starts, Sveum enrolled in Northland College in 2006 and graduated four years later with a degree he designed for himself: traditional ecological knowledge in outdoor education. Now, that’s what he does for a living. “I teach people how to live like people have lived on earth

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Paul Sveum takes a break from chopping firewood at camp during his 70-mile trek through the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area in February and March.

the past 100,000 years, essentially, with a lot of modern stuff thrown in,” he explained. “I wanted to make this degree kind of reflect what I already teach and know.” While he does teach an outdoor survival course, it’s not

his true purpose. Outdoor survival “is what happens when everything I teach goes wrong,” he said. “We teach living; what it takes to thrive in the woods. We focus on living a comfortable life in the woods. We teach a lot of modern stuff, too,” he continued. “We kind of combine the old and the new to provide a viable alternative to modern life.”

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Sveum, 34, began planning the Boundary Waters trek last October, he said, noting, “I’m nitpicky and always want to make sure all the ducks are in a row.” The fact that he chose to do the trip during one of the coldest winters on record was mere coincidence and didn’t deter Sveum from executing a trek that he’d wanted to do for several years. He said the early stage of the trek was arduous because of the deep snow and slush they were forced to slog through. “There was a lot of overflow and slush on the ice,” he recounted. “We were all on snowshoes and pulling toboggans, and so everything flowed over the top of the slush, but it slowed us down.” Sveum said winter hiking traditionally involves traveling over frozen lakes, because they’re flat and frozen. But not all of the lakes in the Boundary Waters are connected. Some are connected by rivers, which were open water. In those instances, the group had to take portage trails and go overland from lake to lake “That got really slow, like we did a mile in one day,” he recalled. “The snow’s deeper in the woods, and we had to cut trees to make a trail. And so as a group, we’d all walk forward and pack down the trail, and then walk back and get our toboggans, and then walk back. With some of these trails, we would do that three or four times. Those were some long days.” As challenging as those

days were, the hardest part of the experience was “interpersonal,” Sveum observed. “It’s living with five people in two tents,” he said. “Each tent was 9-by-11 feet, and we relied on each other for the whole 19 days we were out. “The weather, the snow, the cold – that’s all manageable because we were ready for it,” he explained. “But it’s the personal issues that are hard, especially when you’re tired and stressed out and cold.” Another difficult part of the adventure was the constant work. Sveum said a typical day involved waking around 7 a.m., firing up a wood-burning stove in the canvas tent, making breakfast and then packing up the toboggans. “You wake up at 7 and get out of camp by 10,” he said. The group would hike for about six hours until around 4 p.m. and then have another two hours of setting up camp – putting up tents, unloading gear, cutting firewood, punching a hole in the ice, boiling water and making dinner over the stove. “By the time we finished eating, we were tired,” Sveum recalled. “It was just a ton of work. I think more than anything, that’s what started to wear us down was just this constant work. “But then the tradeoff,” he added, “was at the end of your work you’ve got this 80 degree tent that we’d sit around in bare chested a lot of the time because it was too hot, and we had wonderful food. We were baking pizzas and cake and pasta and had all this cheese.” He said they consumed about 5,000 calories a day, and it was “super comfortable in the tents.”

Why do it

Sveum said he’d never camped for such an extended time in the winter, which was part of his motivation in planning the trip. “I have the time and luxury to do that kind of stuff in my life right now, and this is a trip that I’ve wanted to do for a really long time,” he said. He also had deeper philosophical reasons for it. He’s a student of the renowned thinker Joseph Campbell and his practice of exhorting people to “follow your bliss.” Campbell also explained the concept of the hero’s journey, “where there’s structure to an adventure, whether you acknowledge it or not,” Sveum said. “You’re going through this series of events, and being conscious of some of those events will make you more aware of the trip, instead of just walking from point A to point B,” he explained. “If you can be more aware of some of the bigger issues and reasons behind why we do these kind of trips, then maybe you can get a little more out of it. “So I wanted to have a trip that had very specific beginnings and endings,” he continued. “I love the idea that you start at the end of the road and you take that first step off of pavement and into wherever you’re moving into – that space that’s not where you just were. I wanted to walk directly into the center of downtown Ely pulling the sleds as a bookend to that idea.”

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Track and field


Co-op rugby club targets state playoffs
The goal of the 2014 Oregon Rugby Club is to make the D2 state playoffs, coach Richard Bergemann said. To qualify for the state playoffs, Bergemann said the Oregon Rugby Club would need to finish with a 5-1 record – strong improvement from last year’s 2-4 mark. With 14 returning players and a strong number of juniors and seniors, Bergemann feels the goal is realistic. Of the 28 members, seven are from Stoughton, with the hope of drawing even more players in 2015. “Our toughest competition will be the Middleton Rugby Club, which finished second in the state last year,” Bergemann said. “They happen to be our last game this year.” “Go tough rugby” – a play on letters in Oregon and Stoughton rugby – is in its second season with the Badgerland Rugby Conference. The Wisconsin Rugby Union is comprised of 33 high school rugby teams split into two conferences, N.E.W (Northeast Wisconsin) and Badgerland. The state playoffs start with the top four teams in each conference, playing single elimination. This year's state championships will be held in Madison at Breese Stevens Field. “It’s a very exciting year for rugby around the Madison area,” Bergemann said. “In addition to the high school state championships, USA Rugby announced that the Senior Club National Championships are coming to Breese Stevens Field, May 31-June 1.” Three divisions of senior men’s clubs and two divisions of senior women’s clubs will be playing for national titles. Oregon travels to Milwaukee for its first match April 7 before hosting St. Anthony's (April 11), Vernon (April 16) and Waukesha (April 25). All games start at 5 p.m. Oregon’s pitch is the Oregon Middle School Football Field. –Article submitted

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The Stoughton High School girls track and field 3200-meter relay team (from left) – junior Kelsey Jenny, freshman Aly Weum, senior Ashley Harnack, junior Nikki Staffen and senior Katherine Rude (an alternate) – won the Racine Invitational and set a new school record at 10 minutes, 16.34 seconds last Saturday at the Frank Petretti Fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Weum also set a school record in the 800 with a second-place finish in 2:26.55. The Lady Vikings finished third overall out of 12 teams with 54 points.

3200 relay leads way with first-place finish and a new school record for the girls
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School records fall at Racine invite
Jenny, junior Nikki Staffen and freshman Aly Weum) led the way by not only breaking a school record by about 12 seconds with a time of 10 minutes, 16.34 seconds, but also took first in the event. Kenosha Tremper took second in the 3200 relay in 10:28.96. The record broke the 2012 mark set in that year’s Racine invite by senior Katherine Rude – who was an alternate in the last meet – junior Megan Reese, graduate Devan Montgomery and Staffen. “It is pretty fun when kids break records for the school,” Stoughton girls head coach Eric Benedict said. “We have had some really good runners in the past and for us to keep establishing new records shows how hard the girls have been working and how talented they are as athletes.” Joining the 3200 relay, which also earned a spot on the track honor roll, with a school record was Weum individually in the 800. Weum, who made the track honor roll, took second place with a time of 2:26.55, behind Muskego sophomore Jenna Lederman (2:25.39). Weum’s mark broke Staffen’s

School records were no match for the Stoughton High School girls track and field team last Saturday at the Racine Invitational at the Frank Petretti Fieldhouse at the University of WisconsinParkside. The 3200 relay team (senior Ashley Harnack, junior Kelsey

record from the 2012 Racine invite by about two seconds. “She is a tremendous talent and someone the coaching staff is really, really excited about this season,” Benedict said. “She works really hard in practice and is a great student in the classroom. She is someone that shows that if you work hard and do the right thing, good things can happen.” Jenny also raced in the 800 and took eighth in 2:34.12. Stoughton got another firstplace in pole vault by junior

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Dvorak helps lead co-op lacrosse
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The Oregon High School girls lacrosse team – which includes players from Oregon, Stoughton, McFarland and Verona – is only in its third year, but it looks to continue to improve. After losing by an average of six to seven goals a game in the inaugural year, Oregon improved a bit last season. Despite finishing 4-16 overall in 2013, the Panthers lost by an average

of one to three goals. Head coach Jon Pflaum said he expects the girls to finish .500 or better this season and to win a few more conference games – with the only win against Madison La Follette in the program’s three years. Pflaum said he coached the Verona girls lacrosse team for eight years and knows how good the team is, and the Panthers nearly beat them in the playoffs last season, dropping the game 7-6. “I feel the Oregon girls

lacrosse team showed the conference that we have become a much better team and are no longer the new team learning the game,” Pflaum said. Oregon seniors Ashley Quamme and Hannah Kane and juniors Mackenzie Torpy, Tasha Martin, Hunter Klus, Joanna Beach, Kari Bertler and Emily Schwartzstein all return. Stoughton senior Photo submitted Rachel Dvorak, McFarland senior Katie Glover Oregon girls lacrosse, which includes players from McFarland, Oregon, Verona and Stoughton, returns

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13 players this season in its third year. Stoughton senior Rachel Dvorak is one of the leading scorers


April 3, 2014

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Sports Short
Truehl named to Atlantic Hockey AllRookie team
Miller, an honorable mention All-State forward, racked up a teamhigh 58 points (30 goals, 28 assists) in 24 games. The Steel are a Tier III Jr. an ice hockey team based in Vadnais Heights, Minn. They are members of the West Division of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The 5-foot, 9-inch, 165 pound Miller split time with Team Wisconsin (Upper Midwest High School Elite League) and the Vikings. He totaled 155 points in 93 games for his high school career. Miller was also a part of the Elite Team Wisconsin, where he put up nine points in 20 games against some of the top talent in the Midwest. “We are very excited to bring Aussie aboard, and are looking forward to big things next season,” said Steel general manager Bryant Black. “Aussie will bring speed, leadership, and a knack for scoring to the Twin City Steel next season. He is going to be a big part of the team next year that will help get us to a National Championship.” Former teammate and defenseman Isaac Hale has spent the past two seasons with the Steel. Hale has amassed 16 goals and 32 assists over 90 regular season games during that span.

Track: Boys earn a handful of top-eight finishes
Continued from page 9 Hannah Posick (8-6). Posick added a third place in the high jump (4-10). Kenosha Bradford senior Andrea Garretto won with a 4-10 in less attempts. Junior Alexa Deutsch added a fourth-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.79 seconds. Kenosha Tremper senior ToNaya Gulley won in 8.4 seconds. Deutsch also was eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 29-7. Muskego junior Jerica Kotarek won the event (37-9 1/2). Senior Hannah Sonsalla took fourth in the 400 (1:05.59) and eighth in the 200 (28.69). Union Grove senior Cassy Goodrich was first in the 400 in 59.35 and first in the 200 in 25.97. The Vikings also scored points in the 3200 run. Freshman Clea Roe was fifth in 13:29.27, while freshman Augustyna Brestar was sixth in 13:29.43. Franklin senior Allie Fons was first in 11:57.62. The Vikings finished third overall out of 12 teams with 54 points. Muskego (97 1/2) and Franklin (69) took first and second, respectively. “We scored a lot of points with kids that have been working hard over spring break, and we are looking forward to having the whole squad back,” Benedict said. The girls continue the season at 4:30 p.m. in an invitational the Kachel Field House at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. won at 6-0. “The kid has some pop, but he just needs to get his form down,” boys head coach Nate Nelson said. “He can add four to six more inches.” Senior River Hoaglin claimed sixth in the triple jump and picked up a personal best with a distance of 39-1. Kenosha Indian senior Arian Griffin was first at 43-7. Junior Jayce Yellowbird also had a PR in the triple jump (37-1). He was 11th. Senior Kyle Patun (shot put) and junior John McCune (800) both took seventh place. McCune finished the 800 in 2 minutes, 6.09 seconds, while Patun picked up a personal best throw for a distance of 44-11 1/2 in the shot. Muskego senior Mitch Kwapick won the 800 in 2:02.58, while Racine Park senior Cavonte Klyce (503 3/4) won the shot put. Stoughton also scored points in three relays. The 3200 relay (senior Santiago Sarthou, junior Giles France, junior Patrick Reilly and junior Ryan Sperle) was seventh with a time of 9:15.39. Monroe won in 8:12.09. The 3200 relay made state last season with graduate Jacob Roe. “It will be fun to see if that team can get back to state,” Nelson said. “We have a couple of kids that could fill the role that Roe was in last year.” The 800 and 1600 relays both took eighth. The 800 relay (freshmen Mitch Boegel, Nathan Moll, Jacob Tobie and Jackson Hampton) finished in 1:46.97. Oak Creek won in a time of 1:34.62. The 800 team attempted to break a freshmen record, but they fell about six seconds short. “We are going to have three more freshmen and sophomore meets at least, so they will get a chance to break it again,” Nelson said. The 1600 relay (Schultz, Sperle, France and McCune) finished in 3:57.45. Racine Park won in 3:40.28. Racine Park finished with 102 points, while Oak Creek (79) and Muskego (62) took second and third, respectively. The boys travel to the Kachel Field House for an invitational at UW-Whitewater at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Air Force Academy freshman goaltender and Stoughton native Chris Truehl was named to the Atlantic Hockey Association’s All-Rookie team. Truehl led Air Force to eight of the team’s 15 league wins as he made 12 straight starts from Jan. 4-Feb. 14 in place of the injured Jason Torf. The Stoughton native won his first five starts, including a road sweep at Army. He posted an 8-3-0 record with a 2.01 goalsagainst average and a .921 saves percentage. He ranked second in the league in GAA and third in saves percentage among all goalies. Those numbers are tops in the league among all freshman goalies. Truehl was named the AHA Rookie of the Week three times and was the AHA Rookie of the Month for February. Truehl is the first Falcon to earn All-Rookie honors since Jason Torf (goaltender) and Adam McKenzie (defenseman) earned the honor in 2011.

BOYS TRACK Schultz pole vaults to second place

Miller signed with Steel

The Stoughton High School boys track and field team was shorthanded once again last Saturday in the Racine Invitational at the Frank Petretti Fieldhouse. But the Vikings were still able to earn 22 points, led by junior Derek Schultz, who tied for second in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet, 6 inches. Waterford junior DJ McGilvray also earned the height, while Oak Creek junior Michael Griffin won with 11-0. Junior Bradley Graffin took fifth in the high jump with a leap of 5-6. Racine Park sophomore Kaj Days

The Twin City Steel of the North American League announced the signing of Stoughton High School forward Aussie Miller last month.

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The Stoughton Optimist Club wants to promote fun and good physical fitness for local children (boys and girls ages 6-13) through our third annual, Tri-Star Basketball competition. The competition is “Individual” using the skills of dribbling, passing and shooting through three challenges. Kids are encouraged to bring their own basketball to practice or warm up with before the competition. There is no cost to participate. To register for this event please visit www.StoughtonOptimist.org/register or show up the morning of the contest. Points are awarded for each activity with the highest scores determining the winner. Winners from each age group will be selected at the end of the event. The date of the competition is Saturday, April 5, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Stoughton High School Field House, 600 Lincoln Avenue, in Stoughton. All participants will receive a participation certificate and door prizes from local businesses. All age levels for first, second and third place will be awarded medals. The first place winner in each category will be eligible for the Wisconsin District Contest in April. Winners will be notified of exact time and location. If you have any questions please call Adam Miller at (608) 217-3352 or visit us online at www.StoughtonOptimist.org.

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Waunakee looks to be strong again in the Madison Area Lacrosse Association conference and is expected to return to the state championship game, Pflaum said. He also expects Middleton and Sun Prairie to fight for the top spot. Oregon plays at Waunakee at 5 p.m. April 22 at Hanover Park, and it hosts Waunakee at 5 p.m. May 20 at Jaycee Park. The Panthers travel to Sun Prairie at 5 p.m. April 15 at Cardinal Heights, and it hosts Sun Prairie at 5 p.m. May 8. Oregon travels to Middleton at 5 p.m. May 1, and it hosts Middleton at 5 p.m. May 29.


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SON officers get training
Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge officers traveled to Monroe for the Zone 3 Officer Training on March 22. The officers joined seven other lodges in learning about their officer duties, how Sons of Norway is organized, updates on programs and deadlines, and other information related to operating a successful lodge. Mandt is also co-hosting the 2014 District Five Convention with two other lodges. It will be held in June at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. Scott Wegner, Diane Maurer, Darlene Arneson, Kim Sime, Janis Wegner, Photos submitted Christy Tupper and Sandy Mandt Lodge members attending the meeting included: Scott Wegner, Diane Maurer, Darlene Arneson, Fleming attended the meet- Kim Sime, Janis Wegner, Christy Tupper and Sandy Fleming. ing.

Diane Maurer shared Mandt Lodge’s membership recruitment and retention plan. Much of Mandt’s success has been in successful and fun programs and activities, welcoming new members to participate in all aspects of the lodge and being active with the Stoughton community.

Kettle Park West: Council waits, no bids returned on economic impact study
Continued from page 1 for KPW until the city has received an independent economic impact analysis for the project. The council approved a development agreement with the Forward Development Group in late January. But council president Eric Hohol, who had voted in favor of moving the project forward multiple times, supported last week’s motion to hold off on further approvals for now. “The development agreement has a lot of contingencies,” Hohol said during the March 25 meeting. “A big one is creating the TIF district, and another is an economic-impact analysis. That analysis will be used to decide if a TIF district will be created. This is all part of the process, and we’re not rushing ahead with our eyes closed before we create the TIF district.” On Tuesday, Hohol said he would not support moving forward with the development if an impact analysis indicates it would harm the city’s economy, although he doubts that will be the result of the study. The development agreement approved by the council Jan. 28 calls for building four retail/commercial buildings, including a 153,000-square-foot Wal-Mart SuperCenter, on 35 acres at the northwest corner of U.S. Hwy. 51 and state Hwy. 138. The plan includes $5.1 million in tax-increment financing for the project. TIF is a form of taxpayer assistance that is used as a subsidy for redevelopment, infrastructure, and other community-improvement projects. It combines revenues from all taxing jurisdictions on projects that would not exist “but for” the use of the TIF.

In brief
• Council votes on a ‘redundant’ motion to not create a TIF district or provide more Kettle Park West approvals until an economic impact analysis has been finished. • Analysis has been delayed by a lack of bids. • Council asks Finance Committee to review TIF policy in undeveloped areas. • Some residents have alleged TIF policy was not followed.

supporters of the motion used to describe what they hoped would happen with the KPW approval process. Christianson also felt the motion was unnecessary, since at its previous meeting the council tacitly agreed it shouldn’t act to create a TIF district and the Plan Commission should not act on a “specific implementation plan” until an impact analysis has been done. “We’ve essentially already put a stop until we get the information,” he said. “To include anything in a published format that uses the word moratorium will send a bad signal to developers.” He added that Stoughton has “suffered through a moratorium for the last 10 years. It’s obvious in the lack of growth.” Other supporters of the

project also said they would vote to withhold further approvals for now. Ald. Paul Lawrence (Dist. 2) agreed with Christianson that the motion is “completely redundant,” but felt it would be appropriate to get the analysis before proceeding with the approval process. “I don’t want to spend time and money on something that’s short of the mark,” he said, referring to the development.

Waiting for analysis

At the council’s March 11 meeting, planning director Rodney Scheel informed the council that on Feb. 13 he had mailed requests for proposals to conduct the impact analysis to more than a dozen prospects, but none had returned a bid. The RFPs gave the companies four weeks to complete the analysis, which

apparently wasn’t enough time, Scheel said. “It’s disappointing not to get any returns, but we’re going to try again.” Scheel was absent from last week’s meeting, but finance director Laurie Sullivan said she’d heard at least three companies had indicated they would bid to do the work. Ald. Tim Swadley (Dist. 1) requested the council meet as a non-action Committee of the Whole to discuss which company should awarded the bid. Others agreed, and Hohol said that could be done at the next council meeting Tuesday, April 8. Swadley noted that the Finance committee had in February recommended hiring Springsted Inc., which has advised the city on TIF issues, to begin preparation for creating a TIF district. He asked why the recommendation was never brought to the council. Sullivan explained that when the council indicated three weeks ago it didn’t want to move forward with creating a TIF district until an impact analysis was completed, there was no reason to forward the recommendation.

review the city’s TIF policy on undeveloped districts. Some alders felt it wasn’t designed for undeveloped parcels such as Kettle Park West. Sullivan said when the city established its policy in 2005, it was initially designed for redevelopment of the rail corridor. But “the policy that we have is not only for redevelopment districts but also other types of TIFs,” she said. “At finance, I would go through it and compare it to other policies throughout the county.” Swadley pressed Sullivan on why he and others on the council weren’t made aware of the city’s TIF application policy, which some community members have alleged was not followed. He said he’s never seen it. Sullivan said the city does have an application from the developer for TIF assistance, contrary to some allegations. She also said “all of the city’s policies are in the council’s orientation binder (given to all new council members) and are available on the city’s website.” TIF policy On Monday, SwadThe council also unani- ley said he checked his mously decided last week to binder and the city’s TIF have the finance committee application policy was

not included. He said during last week’s discussion that the policy should have been reviewed by the council before it approved the development agreement, and that he hadn’t been informed of the TIF application policy until community members brought it to his attention. “That’s been part of my frustration about the whole project out there,” he said. “When people talk about secrecy, this document is another example. It seems like we may have missed a few steps along the way.” Sullivan had not returned the Hub’s phone call seeking clarification by Tuesday. Last week, Mayor Donna Olson said the city has a TIF policy and it has been followed, but the process hasn’t been made clear enough. “Staff has done a good job, in my opinion, of following that policy,” she said. “I think we need to do a better job of educating and sharing what that policy is with council and with the community. “I think as we move forward, they’ll identify the fact that it’s been followed.”

Stoughton is known for the dedication and commitment of the many volunteers that assist in our schools, at the Senior Center, area churches, library, food pantries, youth centern and numerous other areas of our city.

City of Stoughton Seeks Nominations for Volunteer of the Year and Business Person of the Year

We would like to formally thank all volunteers and businesses during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014. The Volunteer of the Year plaque, Business Person of the Year plaque and Friend of Youth plaque will be presented at a reception in their honor in the Mayor’s Office at 381 E. Main Street on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m.

We are equally blessed with businesses and business people that take their commitment to the community very seriously. It would be very difficult to count the many times and ways that local businesses step to the forefront when asked to donate to an upcoming benefit or event.

‘Completely redundant’

We are seeking nominations to highlight one special volunteer(s) for the annual “Stoughton Volunteer of the Year”. We are also seeking nominations to highlight a special business person(s) for the annual “Stoughton Business Person of the Year”. Recipients will be chosen by the Mayor and staff based upon information regarding their contributions to our community included in the nomination letter. Nominations must be received no later than April 7, 2014. Please send your nominations to: 2014 Volunteer(s) of the Year 2014 Business Person(s) of the Year Mayor Donna Olson, 381 E. Main Street, Stoughton WI 53589 E-mail: Dolson@ci.stoughton.wi.us

There was not a great deal of debate over the council’s decision last week, although Ald. Ron Christianson (Dist. 2) did take issue with the word “moratorium,” which some




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Academic achievements
Honors/dean’s list
UW-Madison Christopher Beglinger, dean’s honor list; Alec Bollig, dean’s list; Brianna Bower, dean’s honor list; Zachary Bower, dean’s list; David Bradley, dean’s list; Peter Clark, dean’s list; Holly Dorscheid, dean’s list Johannah Drago, dean’s list; Elisabeth Erickson, dean’s list; Samuel Esch, dean’s list; Nicole Gray, dean’s list; Amy Hansen, dean’s list; Eric Howell, dean’s honor list; Thor Jeppson, dean’s list; Joseph Klein, dean’s list; Sabine Knoppke-Wetzel, dean’s list; Kyle Lazotte, dean’s list; Everett Lenz, dean’s list; Travis Meister, dean’s list; Maria Meives, dean’s list; Hannah MillerReynolds, dean’s honor list; Ryan Moe, dean’s honor list; Michael Montgomery, dean’s honor list; Hannah O’Connor, dean’s list; Megan Straub, dean’s honor list; Nisrine Taamallah, dean’s list; Sydney Tepp, dean’s list; Shelby Tjugum, honor roll; Rachel Tupper, dean’s list; Breanna Webb, dean’s honor list; Erin Wolf, dean’s list UW-Stevens Point Katie J. Blodgett, highest honors; Jessica K. Burmeister, highest honors; Daniel C. Castro, honors; Shaylee C. Church, Honors; Justin C. Hale, highest honors; Breanna Valenza, honors; Natalea I. Wright, high honors Baylor University Caleb Scott Heimsoth, dean’s list UW-River Falls Emma Kitsembel, dean’s list Ripon College Valerie Pike, dean’s list Creighton University Nicole O’Shea, dean’s list Concordia University Nicolle Hovland, dean’s list; Taylor Shaffer, dean’s list University of Rhode Island Randall Mastny, dean’s list UW-Platteville Mitchell Erie, dean’s list; Zander Gunderson, dean’s list; Tylor Hanson, dean’s list; Andrew Skjolaas, dean’s list; Thomas Erickson, dean’s list Edgewood College Rachel Hutchinson, dean’s list and semester honors; Carolyn Schauff, dean’s list and semester honors; Dylan Bahrke, semester honors; Sarah Hawkins-Podboy, semester honors; Molly Hoffman, semester honors; Kayla Rowley, semester honors; Bryce Steckbauer, semester honors; Kellie Steckbauer, semester honors; Hanna Swenson, semester honors; Kelsey Volenberg, semester honors Blackhawk Technical College Thea Klongland, president’s honor list; Trevar Smedal, president’s honor list Western Technical College Alexander Brooks, president’s list; Justin Shaffer, president’s list

Stoughton High School Second quarter academic honors
High Honor Roll
Gryttenholm, Erik Hansen, Chandler Hellenbrand, Bailey Students must have a GPA Jerrick, Nicole Lankey, Jack of 3.75 or higher Lonnebotn, Mary Claire Mancl, 12th Grade Meredith Melland, Kaia Moe, Cassandra Adams, Hayley Julia Olson, Emma Olstad, Bach, Jeriah Billman, William Gabriel Ross, Joseph Skotzke, Clark, Calissa Coleman, Tiamarie Sundby, Ian Sutton, Mykala Conroy, Nathan Kimberly Thompson, Matthew Dhuey, Patricia Dumas, Wagner, Hannah Wood Rachel Dvorak, Ashley 9th Grade Ellingson, Maya Fabian, Casey Ace, Brianna Adams, Michael Fergus, Kathryn Cole Adams, Steven Balthazor, Gagen, Matthew Gharrity, Gianna Barberino, Emalyn Mari Grady, Benjamin Bauer, Joshua Bausch, Sarah Greenwood, Payton Gross, Benoy, Brianna Bergman, Erica Gryttenholm, Bailey Jonathon Blaikie, Neiya Hann, McKenzie Harnack, Brown, Morgan Collins, Abby Joannes, Erica Keenan, Benjamin DeMuri, Rosana Endre Krumholz, Alessandra Draus, Jakob Eigenberger, Malatesta, Amara McCune, Madelyn Falk, Lexie Annalise Panthofer, Kayla Fitzsimmons, Emma Freeman, Polizzi, Deja Roberson, Paul Mitchell Fuller, Bergen Rosowski, Maren Schultz, Gardner, Dylan Gross, Tanner Destiny Smoot, Hannah Gutche, Jackson Hampton, Sonsalla, Molly Staats, Traci Nicole Hansen, Miranda Twining, Jessie Valenza, Heimsoth, Daniele Hodkiewicz, Amber Waller, Kimberly Daniel Howell, Andrew Wethal, Rachel Yelk, Mitchell Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Zangl, Rachel Zeimet Payton Kahl, Traeton Kooima, 11th Grade Nathan Krueger, Isabella Lindsey Bach, Victoria Lenz, Mya Lonnebotn, Kaleb Bergman, Robyn Bernier, Louis, Samara Markle, Adam Taylor Boegel, Hailey McCune, Mattias McMullin, Brehmer, Carissa Brown, Anna Nelson, Morgan Lillie Brown, Zachary Chart, Neuenfeld, Olivia Nortwen, Nathan Daugherty, Alexa Madeline Posick, Jack Purves, Deutsch, Olivia Dorscheid, Shelby Purves, Clea Roe, Emily Doudlah, Jacob Eugster, Owen Roe, Charles Rowley, Anna Fergus, Dylan Flynn, Lindsey Sarbacker, Daniel Andrew Forrer, Maxwell Schuh, Lydia Schultz, Brittany Freeman, Macy Fuller, Julie Schuttemeier, Kennedy Garvin, Ila Giese, Elisabeth Silbaugh, Allison Slager, Goodnough, Corrina Greenler, Julian Streitferdt, Kelsey Skyler Gunderson, Anne Taebel, Karley Toso, Alyson Hudkins, Sadie Jackson, Weum, Desiree Winiarski, YinKelsey Jenny, Jacob Johnson, Si Yang, Trisha Yarwood Timothy Johnson, Bethany Honor Roll Kelly, Nathan Klein, Olivia Lenz, Parker Lund, Casey Students must have a GPA Marsh, Lukas Matthews, John between 3.5-3.74 McCune, Nicholas McGlynn, 12th Grade Samantha Meyer, Megan Alexis Argall, Maja Becker, Mowery, Lucas Myers, Kristen Brandon Brabender, Natalie Nett, Alexandria Niemeyer, Clerkin, Britni CohenClaire Onsager, Hannah Wichner, Nicole DelPizzo, Posick, Quinton Purves, Christian Doll, Cassidy Engel, Keaton Read, Megan Reese, Alexandra Faircloth, Frank Julia Roe, Claire Schmaling, Gagen, Danielle Gwinn, Derek Schultz, Madison Ashley Harnack, Ian Heckel, Sehmer, David Severson, Albert Heta, Elizabeth Hubing, Ryan Skotzke, Savanna Smith, Emeline Hutchinson, Michael Morgan Swenson, Kelsie Janisch, Lauren John, Tanner Teague, Myla ThompsonKahl, Erica Keehn, Rebecca Eagan, Paula Toepel, Fitim Klongland, Madeline Kuehl, Useini, Erika Valdez, Jessica Jacob Kvalheim, Isaac Wendt, Dylan Wentela, Devin Landers, Marisa Ludlum, Wermuth, Jordyn Weum, Xing Jordan Michel, Allison Moe, Yang, Alexander Zacharias Elisa Moreira, Megan O’Shea, 10th Grade Alden Olson, Kyle Patun, Carrie Aide, Eva Anderson, Emily Peterson, Sydney Miranda Anderson, Alexandra Raisbeck, Lisa Ramstad, Asleson, Elizabeth Auby, Gabriel Rowley, Katherine Cassandra Babcock, Andrew Rude, Samantha Sawyers, Beszhak, Jack Buckles, Austin Scheel, Serena Emma Crowley, Noah Doll, Schimelpfenig, Amanda Taylor Evenson, Megan Schlimgen, Aaron Shanklin, Fisher, Ethan Genter, Gunnar Katrina Sletten, Elyssa Goetz, Lydia Gruben, Maren Stichauf, Grace Stokes, Nathan Sullivan, Kate Tolmie, Benjamin Veum, Christopher Vick, Ashley Warwick, Elizabeth Wisden, Kalli Woodhouse, Jakob Yager, Zachery Zeichert 11th Grade Abby Aide, Marrissa Bodie, Mikayla Brager, Cade Bunnell, Alexus Crockett, Jacob Fitzsimmons, Chloe Fjelstad, Emma Fried, Krystalle Halverson, Taylour Halverson, Brinna Hanson, Zach Hasselberger, Kaitlyn Hedman, Heide KnoppkeWetzel, Melody Krolnik, Ty Krueger, Matthew Murphy, Casey Nelson, Mara Nelson, Bailey Nolan, Benjamin Schleppenbach, Kassidy Silbaugh, Nicole Staffen, Kailey Taebel, Kyle Walter, Brady Wanninger, Samantha Ward, Dylan Wenker, Abigail Wicks 10th Grade Madelyne Beck, Kai Le Becker, Madeline Brown, James Browning, Key Cook, Clayton Custer, Rachel DelPizzo, Samuel Dirks, Nerise Eddy, Jenna Gardner, Christina Hardin, Hannah Hobson, Samuel Hynek, Zachary Kirby, Kyle Krabbe, David Krueger, Aaron Meyer, Joseph Mullen, Shelby Orcutt, Kaycee Peterson, Trevor Pope, Katelyn Reilly, Atticus Rust, Julia Schoenthal, Josie Silbaugh, Josephine Talbert, Samantha Tepp, Kyle Wilkinson 9th Grade Samuel Anderson, Augustyna Brestar, Kailey Bright, Katherine Clark, Matthew Curry, Jason Doudlah, Joshua Ferguson, Kira Fields, India Fleming, Meghan Garvin, Diellza Hajredini, Jeffrey Halverson, Kendra Halverson, Sarah Hanson, Rachel Hedman, Dutch Holland, Emma Holtan, Kaleah Holzmann, Nicole Huset, Jeffrey Huston, Tristan Jenny, Ellen Johnson, Callie Jordan, Garrett Kluever, Jessica Kohrt, Jacob Krantz, Rebecca Krantz, Kyle Malmquist, Connor Merow, Talia Muir, Jordan Nelson, Averie Ness, Kayley Novotny, Rachel Offerdahl, Corinne Olson, Cade Pasold, Seren Pellett, Halie Peplinski – Tobie, Robyn Pohlod, Jacob Procter, Marissa Robson, Kailee Schimelpfenig, Katelyn Schlimgen, Sierra Schuler, Troy Slaby, Genevieve Stout, Kai Sylte, Elizabeth Trotter, Andrew Vick, Caroline Wacker, Jake White, Ashlyn Wilson, Maggie Wirag, Tabitha Wylie

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Susan “Jill” Schutz
avid nature lover and could often be found working on her garden or making sure the local wildlife were well taken care of. She is survived by her daughter, Bridget SchutzDucklow, who she always supported and pushed to follow her passions. She is also survived by her sisters Mary Pederson, Debbie Sachen, and Judy Weso, and her brothers David Schutz and Paul Schutz. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital and Rest Haven Nursing home for their excellent care and compassion. A memorial service was held at Cress Funeral Home 3610 Speedway Road in Madison on Wednesday, April 2. Please direct memorial donations to Four Lakes Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Jill’s honor: giveshelter.org/tributegifts.html. Please share your memories at CressFuneralService.com Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road, Madison 238-3434

Susan “Jill” Schutz

Susan “Jill” Schutz passed away peacefully at Rest Haven Nursing Home on Thursday, March 28. She was born on Nov. 5, 1943, in Salt Lake City to Dr. Weston Schutz and Jeanne McKown. She attended UW-Oshkosh where she received her master’s degree in special education. She taught for over 30 years and spent her last 16 years of teaching at Stoughton High School. Jill was a teacher by nature and occupation and always went above and beyond to help her students succeed. Jill was also an

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tation (WQBEL) of 1.3 ng/L for mercury is needed in this permit to protect wildlife and human health. The permittee has requested a variance to the mercury WQBEL. In support of this request, the permittee has submitted an application for an alternative mercury effluent limitation (AMEL), as allowed under s. NR 106.145(8), Wis. Adm. Code. The application concludes that compliance with the WQBEL using wastewater treatment technology would cause substantial and widespread adverse social and economic impacts and that source reduction activities are preferable to treatment. The permittee has committed to the development and implementation of a mercury pollutant minimization program (PMP). The Department and the permittee have mutually agreed upon an AMEL of 3.3 ng/L expressed as a daily maximum, continued influent and effluent monthly monitoring, and specific permit language requiring implementation of the PMP. The Department proposes to grant the AMEL, which represents a variance to the water quality standard used to derive the WQBEL, as provided for under s. NR 106.145(6), Wis. Adm. Code. The designated use of the receiving water will not change as a result of the variance. Persons wishing to comment on or object to the proposed permit action, or to request a public hearing, may write to the Department of Natural Resources at the permit drafter’s address. All comments or suggestions received no later than 30 days after the publication date of this public notice will be considered along with other information on file in making a final decision regarding the permit. Where designated as a reviewable surface water discharge permit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allowed up to 90 days to submit comments or objections regarding this permit determination. A public informational hearing may be held if response to this notice indicates significant public interest pursuant to s. 283.49, Stats., or if a petition requesting a hearing is received from 5 or more persons. Requests for a public informational hearing shall state the following: the name and address of the person(s) requesting the hearing; the interest in the proposed permit of the person(s) requesting the hearing; the reasons for the request; and the issues proposed to be considered at the hearing. Information on file for this permit action, including the draft permit and fact sheet (if required), may be inspected and copied at the permit drafter’s or basin engineer’s office, Monday through Friday (except holidays), between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please call the permit drafter or basin engineer for directions to their office location, if necessary. Information on this permit action may also be obtained by calling the permit drafter at (608) 275-3284 or by writing to the Department. Reasonable costs (usually 20 cents per page) will be charged for copies of information in the file other than the public notice and fact sheet. Permit information is also available on the internet at: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wastewater/PublicNotices.html. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be made to qualified individuals upon request. Published: April 3, 2014 WNAXLP Committee Action: Public Safety Committee Fiscal Impact: 0 File Number: O-8-2014 Date Introduced: March 11, 2014-1st reading March 25, 2014 2nd reading The City Council of the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin, ordains as follows: Section 1. Section 50-5 of the Municipal Code is amended to provide as follows: Sec. 50-5. Offenses against public peace, order and other public interests. (a) State laws adopted by reference. The following statutes, as amended, are adopted by reference in this section as if fully set forth in this section: Wis. Stats. § 118.15 Compulsory School Attendance Wis. Stats. § 940.19(1) Battery; Aggravated Battery Wis. Stats. § 944.30 Prostitution Wis. Stats. § 944.31 Patronizing Prostitutes Wis. Stats. § 944.33(1) Pandering Wis. Stats. § 946.40 Refusing to Aid Officer Wis. Stats. § 946.41(1) Resisting or Obstructing Officer Wis. Stats. § 946.70(1) Personating Peace Officers Wis. Stats. § 947.01 Disorderly Conduct Wis. Stats. § 947.012 Unlawful use of Telephone Wis. Stats. § 947.06(1), (2) and (3) Unlawful Assembly Wis. Stats. § 948.07 Child Enticement Wis. Stats. § 948.10 Exposing Genitals or Pubic Area Wis. Stats. § 948.11 Exposing a Child to Harmful Material Wis. Stats. § 948.40 Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child Wis. Stats. § 948.45 Contributing to Truancy Wis. Stats. § 948.51 Hazing Wis. Stats. § 948.55 Leaving or Storing a Loaded Firearm Within the Real or Easy Access of a Child Wis. Stats. § 948.60 Possession of a Dangerous Weapon by a Child Wis. Stats. § 948.605 Gun-free School Zones Wis. Stats. § 948.61 Dangerous Weapons Other than Firearms on School Premises Wis. Stats. § 948.62 Receiving Stolen Property from a Child Wis. Stats. § 948.63 Receiving Property From a Child Wis. Stats. § 948.70 Tattooing of Children Wis. Stats. § 951.095 Harassment of Police and Fire Animals Section 2. This ordinance will be effective upon adoption and publication. The foregoing ordinance was adopted by the Common Council of the City of Stoughton at a meeting held on March 25, 2014. Motion carried unanimously by acclamation. APPROVED: Donna Olson, Mayor ATTEST: Maria Hougan, City Clerk Posted: March 20, 2014 Published: April 3, 2014 WNAXLP rence, Greg Jenson, Eric Hohol, Tom Majewski, Tom Selsor Mayor Donna Olson presided at a Regular Meeting of the Common Council of the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin, held in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, on March 11, 2014, convening at 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER Mayor Olson called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll Call, Communications, and Presentations: Clerk Hougan called the roll and noted 10 Alderpersons present: Kneebone, Swangstu, Swadley, Engelberger, Christianson, Lawrence, Jenson, Hohol, Majewski, Selsor. Absent & Excused-Alderperson Suess Communications: Alderperson Swangstu stated the American legion is selling Vidalia onions. Members of the council wished a Happy Birthday to Alderperson Suess. Alderperson Hohol congratulated Sonny and Linda Swangstu as being chosen King and Queen of Syttende Mai. • Presentation by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation-Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) study of the Madison Beltline-Tom Lynch representing the DOT gave a presentation regarding the long range solution for the beltline. • Stoughton Area School District presentation regarding the April 1, 2014 Referendum-Dr. Tim Onsager presented the Stoughton Area School District Referendum. • Kettle Park West update-Planning Director Scheel gave an update. There was a request for proposals (RFP) regarding and economic impact study sent to 13 consultants, there have not been any materials submitted to the city as of the deadline. They felt they would have at least four proposals back. Public Comment Period- Annalise Panthofer, 201 S Franklin St, registered to speak in support of R-25-2014-Passage of the Stoughton Area School District Referendum. Christa Westerberg, 333 W. McKinley, registered to speak in support of R25-2014-Passage of the Stoughton Area School District Referendum. Moved by Lawrence, second by Jenson, to approve the consent agenda and council minutes of 2-14-2014 as presented. Motion carried unanimously by acclamation. O-8-2014: Authorizing and directing the proper city officials to amend section 50-5 prohibit harassment of police and fire animals. Alderperson Swadley presented for a first reading. No action taken. R-25-2014: Authorizing and directing the proper city official(s) to support the passage of the Stoughton Area School District Recurring Referendum on April 1, 2014. Moved by Swadley, second by Lawrence, to approve. Motion carried by acclamation 9-0 with Christianson abstaining. R-18-2014: Authorizing and directing the proper city official(s) to appoint Jeremy Iverson as the agent of Walgreen’s Store #07519, located at 1705 US Hwy 51. Moved by Swadley, second by Hohol to approve. Motion carried unanimously by acclamation. R-19-2014: Authorizing and directing the proper city official(s) to issue an Operator’s license to George Mann. Moved by Swadley, second by Lawrence, to approve. Motion fails 5-6 on a roll call vote with Mayor Olson breaking the tie and voting noe. R-20-2014: Authorizing and directing the proper city official(s) to issue a Class “B” Beer & “Class C” Wine license to Vik Malling, agent, dba Viking Brew Pub located at 211 E. Main Street. Moved by Swadley, second by Hohol, to approve. Motion carries unanimously by acclamation. R-26-2014: Authorizing and direct-

This is to give you notice that the Stoughton Utilities filed an application on March 18, 2014, with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC), for authority to increase water rates. Rates for general service will increase 3 percent. The increase is necessary to reduce the existing deficiency in present rates. The request is being made under Wis. Stat. 196.193. Rate increases granted under this statute do not require a public hearing. The effect of the increase for some selected customers is shown below. Public Fire Protection and Wholesale rates (if applicable) will also increase 3 percent. Customer Classification Average Residential Large Residential Commercial Public Authority Industrial Meter Size 5/8” 3/4” 1” 1 1/2” 2” Gallons 4,000 6,000 50,000 75,000 150,000 Existing Monthly Rate $14.83 $18.87 $96.60 $143.10 $263.10 Revised Monthly Rate $15.27 $19.43 $99.50 $147.40 $270.86

Notice of Rate Increase Water Customer of the Stoughton Water Utility

Permittee: City of Stoughton, 700 Mandt Parkway, Stoughton, WI 53589 Facility Where Discharge Occurs: Stoughton Wastewater Treatment Facility, 700 Mandt Parkway, Stoughton, Wisconsin Receiving Water and Location: Yahara River (Yahara River & Lake Kegonsa Watershed, LR06 – Lower Rock River Basin) in Dane County Brief Facility Description and Summary of Proposed Changes: This facility is a conventional activated sludge plant consisting of screening, grit removal, primary settling, and biological treatment including Bio-P removal, final clarification and UV disinfection. Waste sludge is thickened in a dissolved air flotation thickener before being anaerobically digested. The digested sludge is dewatered on a gravity belt thickener before storage. Land spreading on Department approved farmland is the final disposal option for the stored bio-solids. Back up chemical is available to treat side streams (or the forward flow if necessary) for Phosphorus. The Department has found the City to be in substantial compliance with their current permit. The limits for CBOD, DO, Fecal Coliform and pH have been retained in this permit reissuance with no change. The Stoughton WWTP is in the Rock River TMDL, which was approved September 28, 2011. Weekly average and monthly average total suspended solids mass limits as well as monthly average phosphorus limits were calculated to comply with the TMDL. Stoughton can easily meet the TSS mass limits, and are effective on date of issuance. The final effluent mass limitations for phosphorus do not take effect until the end of the compliance schedule. An alternative phosphorus limit (APL) of 1.3 mg/L is included as an interim limit. Phosphorus mass reporting is now required. Effluent mercury monitoring during the previous permit term shows that a monthly average limit of 1.3 ng/L is recommended. However, Stoughton has applied for a variance from the mercury water quality criterion and may be eligible for an alternative mercury limitation of 3.3 ng/L, pending EPA approval. Monthly Chloride monitoring was added for the fourth year of the permit term. Annual acute and chronic WET tests are required. Temperature monitoring during the fourth year is also included. The nitrogen series quarterly monitoring has been added. Permit Drafter: Jennifer Jerich, DNR, SCR Horicon Office, N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI 53032, (920) 3877886, jennifer.jerich @wisconsin.gov Basin Engineer: Amy Garbe, DNR, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711, (608) 275-3258, amy.garbe @wisconsin.gov The Department has tentatively decided that the above specified WPDES permit should be reissued. Limitations and conditions which the Department believes adequately protect the receiving water are included in the proposed permit. Land application of waste shall be done in accordance with permit conditions and applicable codes. All land application sites shall be approved prior to their use. To receive a list of approved sites, or to be notified of potential approvals, contact the basin engineer. The Department has determined that a water quality-based effluent limi-

This rate increase will go into effect on June 1, 2014 If you have any questions about the rate increase request, call the Stoughton Utilities at (608) 873-3379. Published: April 3, 2014 WNAXLP ing the proper city official(s) to approve resolution R-26-2014 providing for the sale of approximately $3,035,000 in general obligation promissory notes. Finance Director Sullivan presented the resolution. She explained these are notes and not bonds. Moved by Lawrence, second by Jenson, to approve. Motion carries 9-1 on a roll call vote with Alderperson Kneebone voting noe. R-17-2014: Authorizing and directing the proper city officials to notify the Natural Heritage Land Trust of your acceptance of the Viking County Park Trail Extension, with provisions that Dane County Parks boundary requirement be provided by the developer and that the donation will not be considered as part of the land dedication requirement for the development. Parks and Recreation Director Tom Lynch presented the resolution. Moved by Swadley, second by Hohol, to approve. Motion carries by acclamation. ADJOURNMENT Moved by Lawrence, second by Jenson, to adjourn at 8:30 P.M. Motion carries. Respectfully submitted, Maria P. Hougan, City Clerk Published: April 3, 2014 WNAXLP 14. Update on Environment Corridor. 15. Discussion on correspondence from DCTA regarding possible Town Zoning Withdrawal and reform of Dane County zoning. 16. Review bids and take necessary action on topographic survey, soil borings and perk tests for new town hall as necessary. Discussion on possible new Town Hall matters as necessary. 17. Discussion and necessary action regarding requesting bids for Rutland Comprehensive Plan revisions. 18. Discussion and necessary action authorizing prepayment 2012 Trust Fund Loan. 19. Adjournment. Dawn George, Clerk Published: April 3, 2014 WNAXLP

To amend Section 50-5 to prohibit harassment of police and fire animals.



Members: David Kneebone, Sonny Swangstu, Tim Swadley, Michael Engelberger, Ron Christianson, Paul Law-

CITY OF STOUGHTON OFFICIAL MEETING MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL Date/Time: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M. Location: Council Chambers/Public Safety Building


AGENDA: 1. Appearance by Dane Co. Sheriff Dept. representative. 2. Constable Reports. 3. Requests for Fireworks Permits: • Dan Dean, 4180 Hwy 138 for July 5/July 12 rain date. • Dan Nipple, 4667 W. Rutland Road for June 28th. 4. Public Comment for items not on the agenda: 5. Planning Commission report. 6. Action as necessary on road work. 7. Consent Agenda: • Minutes December meeting. • Treasurer’s Report. • Vouchers and Checks. 8. Correspondence. • Request to put a geocache in Rutland Center Cemetery. 9. Review and finalize Annual Meeting resolutions. 10. Review Patrolman Project List. 11. Reconsider Ordinance 2014-0301 blasting/quarry operations. 12. Update on Brooklyn Fire/EMS. 13. Discussion on meeting with DOT regarding the north end of Hwy 14 as necessary.

Rutland Town Board Meeting April 7, 2014


Agenda: Secretaries Report Approval of minutes from March 12, 2014 meeting. Old Business: None. New Business: 1. Dale Ehle, 1108 State Highway 138, Petition No. 10678, rezone 1.07 acres from A1-EX to R-1A and 4.09 acres from A-1EX to RH-2. 2. Discussion of Dane County Farmland Preservation Blanket Rezones. A representative from Dane County will be in attendance. 3. Possible discussion of proposed changes to Resource Protection Corridors in the Dane County Comprehensive Plan. A representative from Dane County will be in attendance. 4. Possible discussion of Dane County Ordinance Amendment #26 2013-2014 regarding abandoned nonconforming mineral extraction sites. A representative from Dane County will be in attendance. 5. Any pre-application conferences. Adjournment A quorum of the Town Board may be in attendance. Kent Falligant Chairman, Dunkirk Plan Commission Published: April 3, 2014 WNAXLP ***

Dunkirk Plan Commission Meeting Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. Dunkirk Town Hall, 654 County Road N




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1997 TOYOTA Corolla Dark Green, 224k, new battery, timing belt, water pump $1750/OBO 608-835-5653 DONATE YOUR CAR, BOAT or Motorcycle to Rawhide. Donate before December 31st for a tax deduction and help a life in your local wisconsin community. 888-653-2729 (wcan) DONATE YOUR Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-Day Vacation. Tax Deductible. Free Towing. All paperwork taken care of! 800-856-5491 (wcan) CBRF PART-TIME caregivers needed for our Assisted Living facility. if you are dedicated and committed to working with the elderly, a team player, and if you share our commitment to a positive attitude and respect for residents and colleagues, please consider joining us. Applications at www.fourwindsmanor. com or 303 S. Jefferson St, Verona, WI 53593 FOUR WINDS Manor, Inc., Verona, is now hiring dedicated caregivers. If you share our committment to a positive attitude, respect for residents, and are a team player who enjoys working with the elderly please consider joining us. We have various shifts and positions available. A part time housekeeper from 8am-2pm in our assisted living facility. A full time RN for the PM shift. A full time NOC CNA for our 60 bed skilled facility. A full time NOC Resident Assistant for our CBRF. These positions include every other weekend and holidays with shift differential for PM, NOC and weekends. Excellent benefits with full time hours including health, dental, PTO, flex spending and 401K. Applications available at www. fourwindsmanor.com or 303 S Jefferson St. FULL TIME Feed Mill Grain Elevator Operator. Applicant will need strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent customer service. Agricultural background preferred but will train. HS diploma/GED. Must be 21 with valid CDL. Able to lift 75#. Overtime expected. Applications available at: Oregon Farm Center 4636 State Road 138, Oregon, WI OREGON COMMUNITY Bank & Trust located at 733 N. Main Street, Oregon, seeks a part time teller for the specific hours of 11-7:15 p.m. two to three days per week and every other Saturday from 9-1:15. Prior banking experience a plus. Send a resume to Dan Behrend dbehrend@oregoncommunitybank. com 608-835-3168 TUMBLING INSTRUCTOR positions available. Must be energetic, love working with kids and available 2-3 evenings per week. Previous tumbling/gymnastics experience strongly desired. Call 608873-1817 HALLINAN-PAINTING WALLPAPERING **Great-Spring-Rates** 35 + Years Professional Interior/Exterior Free-Estimates References/Insured Arthur Hallinan 608-455-3377

RECOVER PAINTING Currently offering winter discounts on all painting, drywall and carpentry. Recover urges you to join in the fight against cancer, as a portion of every job is donated to cancer research. Free estimates, fully insured, over 20 years of experience. Call 608-270-0440.


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


ASHLAND GUN & Knife Show April 25-27. Ashland Civic Center. Friday 4-8. Sat 9am-4pm. Sun 9am-3pm. Adm $5 good for all days. Info call Ray 715-2928415 (wcan)

ANNUAL SPRING OPEN HOUSE & Camper Sale. April 4-6 at all 3 Schiek's locations. Fond du Lac, Kiel & Red Granite! For info: 800-325-4182 or www.clickcampers.com (wcan)

37TH ANNUAL AUTO PARTS Swap and Car Show. April 25-27 at Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Jefferson WI. 3 Day Swap Meet & Car Corral! SHOW Cars Sat/Sun only Adm. $8. No pets. Friday 10-6, Sat/Sun 6-3 608-224-8416 madisonclassics.com (wcan)


BOAT WORLD Over 700 New & Used Pontoons, Fishing Boats, Deck Boats, Ski-boats, Bass & Walleye Boats, Cuddys, Cruisers up to 35 feet & Outboards @ the Guaranteed Best Price! Crownline/Axis/Malibu/Triton/Alumacraft/MorrocraftMisty Harbor & Crest Pontoons. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center, Shawano. Where Dreams come True. 866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.com (wcan)

WORK OPPORTUNITY in Rural Communities Inc. (W.O.R.C.) is looking for energetic and flexible new team members. W.O.R.C. supports adults with developmental disabilities in the community at their job providing on the job support and transportation. 24-28 hours weekly, Monday-Friday, no evenings or weekends. Valid car and driver's license required. $11.34 per hour plus mileage reimbursement. EOE. Please send resume and letter of interest to Melanie Dinges, 1955 W Broadway #100, Madison Wi 53713


NIELSEN'S Home Improvements Repairs, LLC Kitchens/Bathrooms Wood & Tile Flooring Decks/Clean Eaves *Free Estimates* Insured* *Senior Discounts* Home 608-873-8716 Cell 608-576-7126 e-mail zipnputts@sbcglobal.net TOMAS PAINTING Professional, Interior, Exterior, Repairs. Free Estimates. Insured. 608-873-6160


BUNDLE & SAVE! DirecTV, Internet & Phone from $69.99/mo. Free 3-months of HBO, Starz, Showtime & Cinemax. Free Genie 4-room Upgrade. Lock in 2 year savings. Call 800-918-1046 (wcan) DIRECTV 2 Year Savings Event. Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Only Directv gives you 2 years of savings and a FREE Genie upgrade! Call 800-3202429 (wcan) DISH TV RETAILER. Starting at $19.99/ mo for 12 mos. High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available) Save! Ask about same day installation! Call now 800-374-3940 (WCAN)


GUN SHOW April 12-13. Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3; 520+ Tables, Adm $5. Fond du Lac Fairgrounds centralwisconsingun. org (wcan) PHILLIPS GUN & KNIFE show. April 4 & 5. Fri 3-8, Sat 9-4. Phillips Municipal Building, 745 S. Eyder Ave. Adm $5 good for both days. Info call Ray 715-292-8415 (wcan)

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

SUPER 8 VERONA is seeking Front desk associates and Housekeepers. Experience preferred but willing to train the right people. Paid Training. Paid Vacation. Free Room Nights. Flexible Hours. Apply in person at: 131 Horizon Drive, Verona




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

$2000 SIGN On Bonus! Class – A 2yrs Exp Company Drivers .44cpm East & .40 all other Health/Dental/401K-Local, Regional & OTR Owner Op's 78% of line haul 100% FS Plate Program, No electronics Tom: 800-972-0084 x6855

AFFORDABLE QUALITY Services LLC: Lawn Mowing & Trim, Spring Clean-Up, Reseeding, Aeration, Mulch, Decorative Stone, Shrub Trimming, Dethatching, Sidewalk Edging & Gutter Cleaning. Call Matt Nardi for estimate 608-609-3600 or snowplow@tds.net. Dependable, Experienced and Fully Insured. ARTS LAWNCARE- Mowing, trimming, roto tilling, Garden maintenance available.608-235-4389

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




DRIVERS: SEMI For 550 Mi radius runs. Home weekends. Mainly WI. Park truck at home! Must have 1 yr exp. Good driving record. Benefit pkg available. Call 800-544-6798 (wcan) WANTED STRAIGHT Truck Drivers for seasonal employment. CDL and nonCDL positions available. Call 608-8825756. The Delong Co, Inc. Evansville.


NEW MATTRESS SETS from $89. All sizes in stock! 9 styles. www. PlymouthFurnitureWI.com 2133 Eastern Ave. Plymouth, WI Open 7 days a week (wcan)

THE PATH to your dream job begins with a college degree. Education Quarters offers a FREE college matching service. Call 800-902-4967 (wcan)


L-1966: 930 Acre Operating Game Farm near Minocqua. Beautiful lodge sleeps 8. Completely tall fenced. Specializing in deer hunts. Contact Nolan Sales, LLC, 800-472-0290 for details. www.nolansales.com (wcan)

CAR WASH ATTENDANT. P/T 20 hrs, wk/ave. Mainly morning and alternating weekends. Excellent for retired person. Must be 18 and able to work outside in the elements, lift heavy items and mop cars. Customer service skills, mechanical aptitude and computer experience a plus. Pick up an application at Baywash Car Wash, 1704 Hwy 51, Stoughton or call 608-884-6426.

JAYS LAWN MAINTENANCE Spring Cleanup, Garden Roto tilling Lawn mowing, Brick and Flagstone walkways and patios, Hedge Trimming 608-728-2191 SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Lawn Mowing Bush Trimming Powerwash Houses Spring/Summer Clean-Up Gutter Cleaning 608-219-1214


PRESCHOOL- KIDS Oak table and 2/ chairs $65. REMO Drum $40. Antique Doll Bunkbed $30. Turn Table and Mirror 4' tall w/shelves $50. Water table $15, McDonald's stand $15. Plant stand $60., Zenith HD TV 36" $175. 608-877-2997

FLOWER WRAPPERS. Wrappers needed for Mother's Day April 29-May 7 in Stoughton. $8-$10 an hour. Flexible hours. 575-2327

TRUCK DRIVER/LABORER Madison area paving company accepting applications for CDL, drivers and laborers. Full time between May and October. For more information call 608-842-1676 THE Courier Hub CLASSIFIEDS, the best place to buy or sell. Call 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

OFFICE CLEANING in Stoughton Permanent part time M-F. 4 hours/night. Visit our website: www.capitalcityclean.com Or call our office: 831-8850.



J/ K HAULING Home/property clean-up. Haul/dispose any unwanted items. Call Krista or Jason 608-921-6105.

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

Increase Your sales opportunities… reach over 1.2 million households! Advertise in our Wisconsin Advertising Network System. For information call 845-9559 or 873-6671.


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FARMI 3PT Logging Winch's, Valby 3pt PTO Chippers, New 3pt Rototillers, Loader Attachments and 3pt Attachments, New Log Splitters. www. threeriversforestry.com (866) 638-7885 (wcan)

HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER HBI. INC., UTILITY CONTRACTOR HAS Immediate Opportunities in the Telephone Industry for: ï Aerial Technicians, ï Cable Plow/Bore Operators, ï Foremen, ï CDL Laborers, Training Offered. Travel Required for All Positions. 920-664-6300 www.holtger.com EOE by AA (CNOW) PICKUPUP TRUCKS NEEDED NOW! Move RV trailers from Indiana and delivery all over the USA and CANADA. Many trips headed WEST! Go to: horizontransport.com (CNOW) NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING? Start a CAREER in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified courses and offer ìBest-In-Classî training. ï New Academy Classes Weekly ï No Money Down or Credit Check ï Certified Mentors Ready and Available ï Paid (While Training With Mentor) ï Regional and Dedicated Opportunities ï Great Career Path ï Excellent Benefits Package. Please Call: (602) 842-0353 (CNOW) Knight Refrigerated CDL-A Truck Drivers Needed. Get Paid Daily or Weekly. Consistent Miles. Pay Incentive & Benefits! Become a Knight of the Road. EOE. 855-8766079. (CNOW)

EXPERIENCED DRIVER OR RECENT GRAD? With Swift, you can grow to be an award-winning Class A CDL driver. We help you achieve Diamond Driver status with the best support there is. As a Diamond Driver, you earn additional pay on top of all the competitive incentives we offer. The very best, choose Swift. ï Great Miles = Great Pay ï Late-Model Equipment Available ï Regional Opportunities ï Great Career Path ï Paid Vacation ï Excellent Benefits Please Call: (602) 8420353 (CNOW) Regional Runs Available- CHOOSE the TOTAL PACKAGE: Regular, Frequent HOME TIME; TOP PAY BENEFITS, Mthly BONUSES, Automatic DETENTION PAY & more! CDL-A, 6 mos. Exp. Req’d. EEOE/AAP 866-322-4039 www.drive4marten.com (CNOW) MISCELLANEOUS This classified spot for sale! Advertise your product or recruit an applicant in over 179 Wisconsin newspapers! Only $300/week. Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www. cnaads.com (CNOW) DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-984-0292 (CNOW)

ALL THINGS BASEMENTY! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold Control? Free Estimates! Call 888-9298307 (wcan) DOUG'S HANDYMAN SERVICE "Honey Do List" No job too small 608-845-8110

A&B ENTERPRISES Light Construction/Remodeling No job too small 608-835-7791

MY COMPUTER WORKS - Computer Problems? Viruses, Spyware, Email, Printer Issues, Bad Internet Connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, US based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 888-885-7944 (wcan)

ENJOY 100%GUARANTEED, delivered to the door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 74% plus 4 FREE burgers - The Family Value Combo - ONLY $39.99. ORDER today. 800-831-1898 Use Code 49381GVT or www.OmahaSteaks.com/sp25 (wcan)

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! Fast and Reliable Handyman Services. Call ServiceLive and get referred to a pro today. Call 800-604-2193 (wcan) ONE CALL Does it All! Fast and Reliable Plumbing Repairs. Call ServiceLive and get referred to a pro today 800-981-0336 (wcan)

SHARI'S BERRIES: ORDER mouthwatering gifts! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Fresh-dipped berries from $19.99 + plus s/h. Save 20% on qualifying gifts over $29! Call 800-975-3296 or visit www.berries.com/happy (wcan)


CLASSIFIEDS, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.

Peterson’s Service
• • • • • • Repairs & Tune-Ups Oil Changes Tires Transmissions Starters A.C. • • • • • • Brakes Engines Struts Shocks Radiators Exhaust Systems

Since 1967

FIRST LUTHERAN Church, 310 E. Washington St., Stoughton Annual Rummage and Bake Sale Saturday, April 5th, 8AM12pm in Fellowship Hall. Please use the carport entrance. Proceeds from the sale go toward confirmation camp. Enjoy free coffee and tasty treats for sale while you shop. Thank you for supporting our youth

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435 E. Main St., Stoughton

Maintenance Technician
BlueScope Buildings North America, the world's leading supplier of preengineered metal buildings and components, has immediate need for experienced Maintenance Technicians at our Evansville, WI facility. These positions will service our three-shift operation. The qualified candidates should have a minimum of 3 years experience in industrial maintenance and have a working knowledge of 115-460 VAC electrical systems, PLC & controls hardware, AC/DC drives, pneumatics, hydraulics and mechanical and electrical troubleshooting. Applicants must be able to read schematics and lift up to 50 pounds. These positions will be responsible for completing Safety Work Orders, performing and developing preventive maintenance tasks on the facility's equipment and will respond to downtime events. A two-year Associates Degree in Industrial Maintenance or a related field or a four-year apprentice program certificate is preferred. We offer a competitive wage and full range of benefits including: medical, dental, vision and life insurances, 401(k) with a generous employer match and much more. If interested in this position, please email your resumé to: WIhumanresources@vp.com or apply in person, between 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

BlueScope Buildings N.A., located in Evansville, Wisconsin, has welding positions available on the 2nd and 3rd shifts. We are looking for experienced production welders who want a long-term career. Candidates must be able to work 40 hours per week and be willing to work mandatory weekend overtime when required. Must have acceptable employment references, a good safety and attendance record and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Benefits include health, dental and life insurances, immediate participation in our 401(k) plan with Company match, vacation pay, education reimbursement, nine paid holidays, personal days and more. Effective March 31st, starting wage is $17.48 per hour, plus a 2nd shift premium of .45 cents per hour or a third shift premium of .50 cents per hour. Increases every 6 months or sooner, depending upon performance. Top base rate is $21.33 per hour. If you meet the above requirements and want a career with a growing company, complete an employment application in person between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.

MIG Welders Wanted



BlueScope Buildings, N.A. 136 Walker St. Evansville, WI 53536 Equal Opportunity Employer

BLUESCOPE BUILDINGS, N.A. 136 Walker St. Evansville, WI 53536


Call for an appointment today!


3'-12' EVERGREEN and Shade Trees. Pick Up or Delivery! Planting available. Detlor Tree Farms 715-335-4444 (wcan)

MEDICAL GUARDIAN Top-rated medical alarm and 24/7 monitoring. For a limited time, get free equipment, no activation fees, no commitment, a 2nd waterproof alert button for free and more. Only $29.95 per month. 800-281-6138

SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB Alert for Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4 inch step-in. Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American made. Installation included. Call 888960-4522 for $750. off (wcan)

April 3, 2014
UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 10x20 - 12x30 24 / 7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road & Lincoln Road ALPINE MEADOWS Oregon Hwy CC. Only 7 lots remaining! Choose your own builder 608-215-5895

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STOUGHTON- HOUSE for rent, NW.. 2 br/ba. Finished bsmt/Ba. A/C, appliances. 2 car garage, fenced yard. No smoking or pets. References. $1000/mo + utils. Sec Deposit.608-873-0879 after 5pm


ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access BRAND NEW OREGON/BROOKLYN Credit Cards Accepted CALL (608)444-2900 C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904 DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber. Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$50/month 10x15=$55/month 10x20=$70/month 10x25=$80/month 12x30=$105/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244 NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347


AMP: LINE 6 Spider IV 75 watt guitar amp. Tons of built in effects, tuner, and recording options. Like new, rarely used, less than 2 years old. Asking $250 OBO. call 608-575-5984

CLEANED OATS FOR SALE Bagged or bulk. 608-290-8994 or 608-884-3171


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

WANTED: 4- 14 x70 Mobile Homes 2004 and newer, cash buyers, will transport to our lots. Call days 608-317-6895. Ask for Bob. (wcan)


PROFLOWERS SEND Bouquets for Any occasion. Birthday, Anniversary or Just Because! Take 20% off your order over $29 or more. Flowers from $19.99 plus s/h. Go to www.Proflowers.com/ActNow or call 800-315-9042 (wcan)

STOUGHTON 307 S Forrest Retail or Office Space. 400 sq ft. $299/month utilities included. 608-271-0101 VERONA- OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities. 608-575-2211 or 608-845-2052



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

OLD BARNS Wanted for Salvage. Old Church or School Houses. Paying cash. Also looking for salvaged lumber from warehouse, etc. Call Rudy; leave message 608-624-3990 TOP PRICES Any Scrap Metal Cars/Batteries/Farm Equipment Free appliance pick up Property clean out. Honest Fully insured. U call/We haul. 608-444-5496


OREGON BERGAMONT Lot 442 with full exposure By Owner Make offer! 608-212-2283

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

WANTED TO Buy Cast Iron Seats, Grain Drill Ends, Hay Trolleys from wood track, round oak stoves, Maytag Wringer Washer, Barn Boards. Call Rudy 608624-3990 Leave Message (wcan) WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks. We sell used parts. Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm. Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59 Edgerton, 608-884-3114.

Resident Caregivers/CNAs Now hiring for a variety of shifts at our beautiful senior
Now hiring for a variety of shifts at our beautiful senior living residence on Madison’s west side. Shift & weekliving residence on Madison’s west side. Shift & weekend differentials, paid training & an array of end differentials, paid training & an array of benefits available. benefits available.

Resident Caregivers/CNAs

Health Insurance / Vacation / 401K
Equal Opportunity Employer



OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available for spring/summer. Great central location. Onsite or in-unit laundry, patio, dishwasher and A/C. $720-$730/month. Call 255-7100 or www.stevebrownapts.com/oregon ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $695 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589


Employment applications and Position Descriptions are available from and must be returned to: Administrative Services Director 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589 This position is open until filled. Applications are also available at: www.ci.stoughton.wi.us/clerk/

Do you have excellent communication skills? Creative ideas? The ability to develop and maintain client relationships? An interest in print and web based media? We have an established account list with growth potential. If you possess excellent communication and organizational skills, a pleasant personality, and the ability to prospect for new business we would like to speak to you. Previous sales experience desired. Media experience a plus. Competitive compensation, employee stock option ownership, 401(k), paid vacations, holidays, insurance and continuing education assistance.

Looking for a career change? Currently seeking employment?
April 6, 2014 Stoughton Martial Arts Academy is hosting a Clinic to find and train qualified individuals to become certified martial arts instructors. The clinic is being held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required so call 608-205-3232 in advance to guarantee seating. Applicants must be over the age of 16, be physically fit with an outgoing personality and strong leadership skills. No martial arts experience is required. Supervisory or management experience is a plus but not required. Grand Master Jason Cho of Amerstate University- Racine will hold the clinic for a maximum of 40 applicants. Grand Master Cho is a 9th Dan Master Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, American Karate, MMA and Weapons. Grand Master Cho is the president of Amerstate University’s-Racine College for International Studies. He is a Certified International-Master Instructor and a member of the World Martial Arts Federation. Admission to the clinic is $25 and covers the cost of the background check. Reserve seating only with a maximum of 40 applicants. Call now to start your new career as a Certified Martial Arts Instructor at Stoughton Martial Arts Academy.

Flatbed Tractor-Trailer Driver needed for a delivery Private Fleet Operation based in Janesville, WI for North American Pipe Company. Work week is Monday through Friday. *Rate of Pay: $.4100 per mile single $16.40 per hour *Health Insurance with Family Coverage, Dental, Life Insurance, Vision, Disability Insurance *401K Pension Program *Paid Holidays & Vacation Drivers must be over 24 years old, have a minimum of 2 years flatbed tractor-trailer experience and meet all DOT requirements. Email resumé to b.kriel@callcpc.com or call CPC Logistics at 800-914-3755.

Become a Certified Martial Arts Instructor.

For consideration, apply online at www.wcinet.com/careers
Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub, Verona Press, The Great Dane Shopping News Unified Newspaper Group is part of Woodward Community Media, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc. and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Call Now 608-205-3232


1740 East Main Street. Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589.


4 BEDROOM Stoughton Home - 409 Academy St - Furnished, All Applicances, Living and Dining Room, Large Kitchen, Walk-In Pantry. $1200 monthly, no smoking. Large Deck, Backyard, Garden. Quiet street close to Park, School, Hospital and blocks from Main Street. Perfect for families! Photos: http://goo.gl/l1Bujp Availabile April, flexible move-in. Call 608-492-0145! GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 Bedroom Units available starting at $695 per month, includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575 STOUGHTON- 2/bedroom small house, N. Forrest St. Appliances, basement washer/dryer. Window A/C, deck, offstreet parking. Suitable for 2 people. $695/MO+ utilities/ security deposit. 608-225-9033 or 608-873-7655 STOUGHTON- 2 bedroom upper Suitable for 2 adults. Available 5/1 No Pets/Smoking New carpets. Stove, frig, dishwasher furnished. Water divided with down stairs tenant. Window A/C. Off street parking. 608-873-3679

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WILL BUY Standing Timber/Wooded 40 acres or more. Northern WI or Upper MI. Highest prices paid. Close in 30 days. Send to: PO Box 544, Rhinelander, WI 54501 (wcan)

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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for The Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.


The City of Stoughton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, (population 12,646) has an opening for a full-time Human Resources Generalist/Risk Manager. The purpose of this position is to provide Human Resources, Personnel and Risk Management responsibilities to the City of Stoughton and its employees. This position is a full-time non-represented position and will report to the Mayor. This position requires knowledge of human resources rules, regulations and state laws, insurance programs relative to employee benefits, along with the city property insurance programs. Requires an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Personnel Management, Accounting or closely related field. Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred, but not required. Three to five plus years in progressive leadership experience in a Human Resource position or similar position. The ideal candidate will have experience or specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning and development, employee relations and safety training. Background check and pre-employment physical will be required. The City of Stoughton offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

*Earn $21.90/hour (OT after 8 hours) or $0.4650/mile * FullBenefitPkgincludesLife,Dental,Disability,&Health Insurance with Prescription Card *401kPensionProgramwithCompanyContribution *PaidHolidays&Vacation *Homeeverydayexceptforoccasionallayover Driversmustbeover24yearsold,haveaminof18months T/T exp or 6 monthsT/T expWITH a certificate from an accredited driving school and meet all DOT requirements.

Tractor-trailer drivers needed for the Walgreen’s Private Fleet Operation based in Windsor, WI. Drivers make hand deliveries to Walgreen’s stores within a regional area (WI, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD). Workweek is Tues ~ Sat. All drivers must be willing & able to unload freight.

Send resume to: b.kriel@callcpc.com or call CPC Logistics at 1-800-914-3755

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FARM/HORSE FARM: 35 Acres! Huge riding arena, tack room, barn/machine shed. Also beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath completely remodeled home. Large farm kitchen w/stand, 1st floor laundry, tiled floors, new roof. Creek running through property. fruit trees. $355,000 - - Call Pat's Realty, Inc. at 608-884-4311


MT. HOREB 3 Bedroom home, land contract or cash. 608-335-1719

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

Experienced w/valid DL. CDL preferred. Competitive wage and benefits.

Concrete Finishers and Laborers

Call Jeff: 608-884-9725.



TIM NOLAN Arena Horse SaleAnniversary Sale featuring Quarter, Paint & Appaloosa horses. April 26, Tack at 9am- horses at noon. Consignments start Friday, 4/25 from 9am-7pm and on Saturday, 4/26 9am. No call in consignments! N11474 state Hwy 110, Marion, WI (wcan) WALMERS TACK SHOP 16379 W. Milbrandt Road Evansville, WI 608-882-5725

Requirements are. Must have clean driving record. Knowledge of plumbing helpful. Background check. Pass a physical. Join a great group of people! Must be able to work some nights and weekends. To apply stop by our Mcfarland location or send resumé to

Service Technician.

4808 Ivywood Trl., Mcfarland, WI 53558 608-256-5189

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Happy National Car Care Month!

receive $5.00 off any service when you bring in a nonperishable food item for the Stoughton Food Pantry!

We have loaner vehicles for your convenience.

We take care of your family by taking care of your family’s car

1324 Hwy. 51-138, Stoughton • conantauto.com
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Hours: M-F 7:00am-6:00pm; Sat. Closed

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