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Inside this issue:
Local: Books: Sports:
Moodys keeps city bond
rating at Aa1. Page 3
MTT editor writes book on
Green Bay coach. Page 5
XXXXX. Page 18
Dining Guide . . . . . . . . 6 - 7
Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Classieds . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Union to meet
with BOE today
The Middleton-Cross Plains
Area School District Board of Ed-
ucation and the Middleton Educa-
tion Association (MEA) will
negotiate today on a possible con-
tract for the 2013-2014 school
year. The open round of talks will
begin at 5 p.m. in the District Ad-
ministrative Center, 7106 South
Avenue, Middleton.
MEA president Chris Bauman
said the two sides met behind
closed doors last week to set up
ground rules and future negotia-
tion dates. The Dec. 6 meeting
will include an exchange of pro-
posals with early retirement as the
first topic of discussion.
Live reindeer
event Sunday
The First Annual Holiday Open
House here in downtown Middle-
ton will take place on Sunday
from noon to 4 p.m. The Down-
town Middleton Business Associa-
tion (DMBA) will be partnering
with the Bruce Company during
its live Reindeer Event, which
runs that day from noon to 2 p.m.
The DMBA is planning on hav-
ing Horse and Wagon ridesduring
this event and kids can have their
pictures taken with Santa as well.
Lombardi Impact
Dave Robinson and Royce
Boyles will be siging their book
The Lombardi Impact at the
Walgreens store on the corner
Branch Street and University Av-
enue in Middleton, Wednesday
from 5-7 p.m.
Robinson is a formerlinebacker
andBoyles worked in media rela-
tions with Lombardiduring theIce
Bowl. There is no admission fee.
City budget approved
A single citizen representing
.00564 percent of the City of Middle-
tons total denizens spoke during last
weeks annual budget hearing.
The Middleton Common Council
hosted the public hearing prior to its
approval of a 2013 budget that contains
$41,683,904 in total expenditures.
Two proposed amendments failed
and the council voted 8-0 in favor of a
resolution to levy property taxes and
adopt the 2013 budget documents in
the general fund and in the special rev-
enue, debt service, capital and enter-
prise groups.
Emmy Lou Immell, the lone resident
to address the council at the Nov. 28
Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger
The little-used public comment microphone at Middleton City Hall.
Photo contributed
Live radio for a cause
Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) will celebrate the holidays Saturday and Sunday with Heartline The-
atricals live radio play Its a Wonderful Life at the Middleton Performing Arts Center. A 7 p.m. reception will
precede the 8 p.m. show Saturday. A 2 p.m. reception will precede Sundays matinee.
To buy tickets or learn more about the event, visit Tickets are also available at the
MOM office, 7432 Hubbard Avenue, and at Willy Street Co-op West.
Game caf closes
A bipartisan meeting to discuss con-
cerns about state energy policy and
transmission expansions is set to take
place Tuesday in the state capitol build-
Major power lines are either under
construction or proposed in the south-
ern half of Wisconsin, and activists are
wondering aloud whether all the new
will address
state energy
Travelers Hearth Caf and
Games has closed its doors just a few
months after opening for business.
Jim Mirkes and his son, Tim
Mirkes, ran the gaming coffee house
together at 2831 Parmenter Street.
On Nov. 26, the management posted
a message on the Travelers Hearth
Facebook page confirming the clo-
It is with a heavy heart that we
must announce that [we] have per-
manently closed the doors of Trav-
elers Hearth Caf & Games, the
message stated. We are working to
keep our absence from being a per-
manent one, but for the time being,
we cannot continue operation[s]. It
is our dearest hope that we may be
able to return to the Madison area in
the future and continue to provide a
venue for great coffee, great games,
and great friends.
The site was formerly the Blue
The birds
and the bees
The City of Middleton has permitted
its residents to raise backyard chickens
for years. Following that success in
small-scale urban agriculture, the com-
mon council on Tuesday night unani-
mously approved an ordinance to allow
backyard beekeeping as well.
The ordinance, which was crafted
over many months by the Middleton
Sustainability Committee and re-
viewed by the license and ordinance
committee, went through the citys
plan commission without a hitch last
See BUDGET, page 8
See POWER, page 10
See BEES, page 8
News Publishing Co.
Local hit and run
suspect in custody
On Friday night at 7:50 p.m., offi-
cers responded to numerous 911 calls
of a traffic crash at University Avenue
and Park Street.
According to a statement issued by
Sgt. Don Mueller, of the Middleton Po-
lice Department, one of the vehicles
fled the scene and witnesses were able
to provide officers with a description
and license plate number. Another
driver was also able to keep the vehicle
in sight until officers arrived. The
driver fled on foot and was located and
detained by officers a few blocks from
his home. The driver of the other ve-
hicle sustained non-life threatening in-
juries and refused medical treatment at
the scene.
Kevin P. Rogan, 51, of Middleton,
was arrested and tentatively charged
with Operating While Intoxicated 5th
offense and hit & run causing injury,
both felony charges.
Rogan was
also issued cita-
tions for inatten-
tive driving and
driving without
insurance. He
was jailed on the
felony charges.
December is
National Im-
paired Driving Prevention Month, de-
signed to increase awareness of the
dangers of driving drunk or drugged,
as well as distracted driving, including
texting while driving.
The Middleton Police Department
would like to remind drivers to plan
ahead and designate a sober driver or
arrange another safe ride home before
taking part in holiday festivities to
make sure everyone has a safe and
happy holiday season.
Keith Rogan.
Cops take part in DNA sweep
Motorcycle crash in town
Dane County Sheriffs deputies
were joined last week by police offi-
cers from Middleton, Madison, Fitch-
burg and Sun Prairie to conduct the
first ever DNA sweep in Dane County.
According to Elise Schaeffer, public
See DNA, page 10
At approximately 3:58 p.m. Tues-
day, Dane County Sheriffs deputies,
along with the Middleton Fire Depart-
ment and EMS, responded to an SUV
versus motorcycle crash at the intersec-
tion of Mineral Point and Pioneer roads
in the Town of Middleton. The operator
of the motorcycle received significant
injuries and was transported to UW
Hospital by Med Flight.
According to the Dane County Sher-
iffs Office, the SUV, a 2008 Chevy
Equinox, was southbound on Pioneer
Road and came to a stop at the inter-
section of Pioneer and Mineral Point.
The driver, Devon A. VanEss, age 16,
proceeded through the intersection and
did not see the 2005 Honda motorcycle
traveling eastbound on Mineral Point
Road. The SUV and the motorcycle
collided causing Allen C. Gresock, age
35, to be ejected from the cycle.
Gresock received severe, but non-
life threatening injuries and was wear-
ing a helmet at the time of the crash.
VanEss was issued a traffic citation
for failure to yield right of way.
Moodys Investors Service reaf-
firmed the City of Middletons credit
rating of Aa1 in a report issued last
week, according to statement issued by
the citys finance department. The
higher the rating, the less money the
City of Middleton is likely to pay in in-
terest costs for bonds.
The rating was made as part of the
city refunding approximately $5.1 mil-
lion in general obligation bonds for
projects in Tax Increment Financing
District (TID) 5.
In addition, the rating relates to the
upcoming sale of approximately $4.5
million in general obligation promis-
sory notes to be used to finance various
construction projects in the city, ac-
cording to city finance director John
The TID 5 projects include making
financial contributions to aid in the re-
development of housing on Amherst
Road and the new Heritage senior
housing campus at the corner of Allen
Boulevard and Maywood Avenue.
Major projects financed with the
$4.5 million notes include the 2013
capital improvement program and re-
constructing and improving the inter-
section of Terrace Avenue and High
Point Road. (The project was featured
in a page 1 Middleton Times-Tribune
article last week.)
An amount is also included for land
acquisition from the State Department
of Transportation for eventual con-
struction of a municipal operations
center to replace the current Middleton
Public Works Garage, and for con-
struction of a waterline extension along
Parmenter Street to serve the municipal
operations center and other future proj-
Significant projects in the 2013 cap-
ital improvement program include the
reconstruction of much of Middleton
Street, increasing the street chip seal
and crack filling budget in 2013 from
$125,000 to $300,000, designing the
reconstruction of Branch Street and
making improvements to the Aquatic
Center and to the Tiedeman Pond Con-
servation area.
The Aa1 rating is exemplary for
cities of Middletons size, Lehman
wrote. Aa1 is one level below the
highest rating of Aaa, and it is the best
rating for a City of Middletons size in
the State of Wisconsin.
The Moodys report stated: Assign-
ment of the Aa1 general obligation rat-
ing reflects the citys sizeable tax base
and satisfactory financial opera-
tions .
As with its last report, Moodys
again acknowledged a number of eco-
nomic development projects in Mid-
dleton, stating: several new economic
development projects are underway [or
planned]. These include Meriter Hos-
pital, Inc., a healthcare service
provider, which is planning to add a
new ambulatory care facility in Mid-
dleton, marking the beginning of the
development of a new west side hub
medical campus. The Community of
Bishops Bay is a primarily residential
project with some mixed use that will
include a range of housing types. The
project has been approved by the city
and the developer has begun construc-
tion in 2012. Heritage Senior Housing
is a complex of 56 independent senior
housing units along with 36 memory
care units and the project is nearly
completed with initial occupancies oc-
curring. Tribeca Apartments, a 64-unit
apartment building is now complete
with new occupants. These endeavors,
as those of the Citys in the past, will
continue to strengthen Middletons tax
base and overall value.
Monday, November 19
8:35 a.m. Burglary occurred, 7200
block of Elmwood Ave.
9:05 a.m. Theft from auto, 1200
block of N High Point Rd.
9:55 a.m. Information, 2100 block
of Bristol St.
11:12 a.m. Theft, 6700 block of
Century Ave.
12:26 p.m. Burglary occurred,
6000 block of Lake St.
1:47 p.m. Fire, 6500 block of
Pheasant Ln.
6:02 p.m. Theft from auto, 7300
block of Hubbard Ave.
7:28 p.m. Assist citizen/ motorist,
6700 block of Century Ave.
8:19 p.m. Animal bite, 1200 block
of Sweeney Dr.
Tuesday, November 20
7:04 a.m. Assist citizen/ motorist,
2400 block of Clark St.
8:57 a.m. Theft, 6700 block of
Century Ave.
5:35 p.m. Theft, 6200 block of
Maywood Ave.
6:06 p.m. Theft, 6200 block of
Elmwood Ave.
10:40 p.m. Noise disturbance,
7500 block of Rohlich Ct.
Wednesday, November 21
7:50 a.m. Theft, 3000 block of
Deming Way.
8:25 a.m. Property damage, 7300
block of Donna Dr.
1:11 p.m. Theft retail, 6800 block
of University Ave.
4:57 p.m. Property damage, 2300
block of Deming Way.
Thursday, November 22
4:55 p.m. Burglary occurred, 6500
block of Mendota Ave.
10:22 p.m. Theft, 6600 block of
Maywood Ave.
9:56 a.m. Property damage, 5400
block of Century Ave.
Friday, November 23
10:27 a.m. Fraud, 8300 block of
Greenway Blvd.
6:54 p.m. Burglary occurred, 7200
block of South Ave.
Saturday, November 24
5:52 a.m. Theft from auto, 3600
block of marigold Cir.
12:54 p.m. Theft of Motor vehicle,
3700 block of Parmenter St.
4:58 p.m. Fraud, 1300 block of N
Westfield Rd.
9:37 p.m. Theft, 2600 block of
Branch St.
11:00 p.m. Theft, 1900 block of
Branch St.
Sunday, November 25
1:34 a.m. Domestic disturbance,
6800 block of North Ave.
9:24 a.m. Theft, 2100 block of
Eagle Dr.
Monday, November 26
9:24 a.m. Theft, 2100 block of
Eagle Dr.
6:29 p.m. Accident w/ injuries,
University Ave & Maple St.
7:00 p.m. Animal bite, 7400 block
of Franklin Ave.
Tuesday, November 27
9:57 a.m. Sexual assault, 3600
block of Pheasant Branch Rd.
3:05 p.m. Fraud, 2100 block of W
Greenview Dr.
5:46 p.m. Burglary occurred, 6400
block of Maywood Ave.
Wednesday, November 28
10:17 a.m. Theft, 6900 block of
Prairie Dr.
11:03 a.m. Theft retail, 6800 block
of University Ave.
1:22 p.m. Sexual assault, 2000
block of Allen Blvd.
4:04 p.m. Theft retail, 1600 block
of Deming Way.
8:11 p.m. Domestic disturbance,
3700 block of Parmenter St.
10:12 p.m. Domestic disturbance,
5200 block of Brindisi Ct.
Thursday, November 29
4:36 p.m. Theft, 2100 block of
Bristol St.
6:16 p.m. Theft, 1300 block of
Deming Way.
Friday, November 30
12:05 a.m. Burglary occurred,
2400 block of Adler Cir.
9:08 a.m. Substance control, 8500
block of University Grn.
2:04 p.m. Weapon violation, 7000
block of Donna Dr.
9:33 p.m. Property damage, Butler
Ct & Mendota Ave.
Saturday, December 1
5:11 p.m. Domestic disturbance,
3400 block of High Rd.
6:19 p.m. Theft, 3400 block of
High Rd.
6:35 p.m. Domestic disturbance,
2500 block f Allen Blvd.
Sunday, December 2
1:18 p.m. Malicious mischief,
7200 block of Fortune Dr.
Moodys re-affirms citys Aa1 bond rating
Election results certified
Wisconsin set a voter turnout
record in the Fall 2012 General Elec-
tion, according to official results cer-
tified by the Government
Accountability Board.
The 3,071,434 votes cast for
President was the highest number of
votes cast for a single office in a
statewide election in Wisconsin his-
tory. This record turnout reflects the
voting publics deep-rooted commit-
ment to participate in the selection of
their governmental leaders, said
Kevin J. Kennedy, Wisconsins chief
election official. Wisconsins
turnout rate of 70.14 percent of eli-
gible voters casting ballots in the
presidential race was the fourth-
highest percentage since records
have been kept going back to 1948.
Board Chair David G. Deininger
certified the official results of the
November 6 election, which are now
available on the Boards website.
See ELECTION, page 25
Members of the Middleton Common
Council appeared nonplussed by the
Capital Area Regional Planning Com-
missions proposed fee change, but
they declined to take an official stance
on the issue at a meeting last week.
CARPC is planning fees that would
be charged to municipalities. They
asked for cities to weigh in and Mid-
dleton has chosen to leave Mayor Kurt
Sonnentag untethered, as District 3
alderwoman put it, when representing
this communitys interests in the matter
on the CARPC board.
The Dane County Cities and Vil-
lages Association (DCCVA) member-
ship voted at its meeting on September
26 to recommend various comprehen-
sive changes to CARPC operations and
governance structure. At that meeting,
the DCCVA membership delayed ac-
tion on the proposal that would require
application fees at the time a munici-
pality submits a request for a sanitary
sewer extension approval after the
urban service area is approved.
The Friends of Pheasant Branch
Conservancy and Middleton High
School recently collaborated on the
creation of a pilot program designed
to help meet the schools new Service
Learning requirement. As a result,
more than 450 freshman biology stu-
dents recently participated in two
field trips within the Conservancy.
The first field trip focused on
hands-on learning, giving students
the opportunity to make observations
and take measurements in the prairies
of the Conservancy. Guided by natu-
ralists, the students learned about
seed dispersal methods, native and
invasive plants, insects and weather
conditions that all play a part in the
Gildas Club in Middleton will be-
come Cancer Support Community
Southwest Wisconsin in January.
Those within the organization say the
decision was made to help make the fa-
cilitys services as inclusive as possi-
Only the name will change; the or-
ganization will continue to provide
emotional support, cancer education
and wellness activities for the whole
family, according to the board of direc-
Since 2008, Gildas Club has pro-
vided such services for cancer patients
and their loved ones. The shift comes
to align with the national office to pro-
vide additional support services to
thousands of patients and their families
who face cancer diagnoses and need
extra support each year in Wisconsin.
The formal name change announce-
ment took place on Thursday of last
week with a ribbon cutting and grand
re-opening celebration at the Cancer
Support Community clubhouse located
at 7907 UW Health Court in Middle-
Executive director Lannia Stenz said
the event was a celebration intended to
help move Gildas forward together to
become Cancer Support Community
Southwest Wisconsin.
Stenz said she also hoped to clear up
some misconceptions about the
Some of you may have seen news
coverage of the change on the web and
I want to tell you that much of the in-
formation out there is not correct, she
said. The name change is not happen-
ing because we are forgetting Gilda
and our national organization, the Can-
cer Support Community, did not man-
date the change.
In fact, our local board deliberated
at length, weighing the pros and cons
of the name change, she continued.
In the end we chose to move forward
as Cancer Support Community SW
Wisconsin because the name so clearly
describes what we do and who we
Stenz said the legacy of late come-
dian Gilda Radner will always be an
important part of the past, present and
future of our organization.
Locally, we will continue to honor
Gildas legacy in large and small ways:
our run will be Gildas Run for the
Cancer Support Community, our sup-
port group rooms will continue to bear
the names of Gildas many characters,
and our beautiful paintings of Gilda
will remain exactly where they are,
she said.
Visit or call
608-828-8880 to learn more.
A cancer support community by any other name...
Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger
Pictured from left to right: Michael Schlageter, Mayor Kurt Sonnetag, Michael Hughes, Wayne Harris, Linda
Zimdars, John Litscher, Wendy Johnson, Lannia Stenz (at podium), Cindy Alvarez, Jan DeAtley, Mary Kreuger,
Joyce Siefering, Darren Fortney and Scott Ducke. All present in the photo except for the mayor and Stenz are on
the board of directors.
See FRIENDS, page 25
Pheasant Friends team up
with MHS on service learning
Mayor left untethered
on CARPC fee proposal
Rob Reischel spends much of his
time covering the Good Neighbor
Citys gifted young athletes for the
Middleton Times-Tribune. Many of his
other hours are dedicated to covering
the Green Bay Packers for the Milwau-
kee Journal Sentinels Packer Plus.
Somehow, in recent years he has
also found time to author several suc-
cessful books about the Packers.
Reischels latest turns the spotlight
onto coach Mike McCarthy. His re-
search took him to McCarthys home-
town in Greenfield, Pa. and all the way
back to Wisconsin.
Reischel recently took the time to an-
swer a few questions about the new
Q: How did you get connected with
this project, and what were some ele-
ments of the process? Did you sit down
for a long one-on-one with McCarthy
or make a ton of phone calls?
A: I was asked about this time last
year to write a book on McCarthy and
was thrilled to take the project on.
Much of the information and stories in
the book came from lengthy sit downs
with McCarthy. Some of those were re-
cent, and many came from various
points of his seven years in Green Bay.
I also talked to a lot of people from
McCarthys past, several current and
former players, and spent a few days in
his hometown of Greenfield, Pa., this
summer talking to many people from
his past. I think theres a nice blend of
voices in the book that give readers an
interesting picture of McCarthy the
man and McCarthy the coach.
Q: Who would you say is the tar-
geted audience of the book, aside from
the obvious (Packers fans)? Did you
intend to tell a behind the scenes
story or more or less chronicle the
overall story, even with detail the av-
erage Packers fan would know?
A: I think the book appeals to a
wide-array of people. First, it certainly
targets Packers fans, guiding them
through McCarthys first six seasons
and highlighted by the 2010 Super
Bowl championship. Second, I think
hard core, Xs and Os football people
will like it. You get a real in-depth look
at several games and plays that have
been integral in Green Bays success
under McCarthy. Lastly, theres a softer
side to the book that takes you through
McCarthys journey from Greenfield,
Pa., to Green Bay. Theoretically, that
should appeal to folks that arent die-
hard football people.
Q: How did your perception of Mc-
Carthy shift, if at all, during this
process? What one or two things do
you think readers would be really sur-
prised to know about him?
A: Ive always believed McCarthy
is one of the more underrated coaches
in the league. I feel even stronger about
that after this project. Among Mc-
Carthys greatest strengths are his com-
munication abilities, organization
skills, and an ability to keep his team
balanced whether theyve won four in
a row or lost three straight.
The Packers dont have giant mood
swings from week-to-week like so
many other teams do. The NFL is so
unpredictable, and because theres so
much time between games, everything
is dissected to remarkable degrees. But
the Packers stay incredible balanced
and if a stranger walked into their
locker room, they probably wouldnt
have a clue what Green Bays record
was most years. Thats a credit to Mc-
I think I learned how McCarthy had
many of these same organizational
skills as a kid, when he was organizing
CYO tournaments and baseball tourna-
ments back in his hometown of Green-
field. He was also a natural born leader.
I learned how starting fatherhood over
at this juncture of McCarthys life has
changed him. And I learned how Mc-
Carthy still has bigger plans than to
coach the Green Bay Packers.
Q: How did this compare to writing
the book on Aaron Rodgers? Was it
easier or harder? So much has been
said and written about Aaron Rodgers
story, and hes been a personality who
doesnt shy from the media. McCarthy
seems to be a bit more of an enigma, at
least on the surface. Were you cog-
nizant of that? Do you feel like there
was a greater opportunity with Mc-
Carthy to really find a side of him most
fans dont yet know, at least relative to
A: Neither book was easier or
harder than the other. I think Rodgers
story is a little more rags-to-riches than
McCarthys. But McCarthy certainly
wasnt anyones first choice to coach
the Packers or win a Super Bowl. I
think McCarthy is largely a simple
man, which is why hes a great fit in
Green Bay. You could invite him over
for a beer or to go bowling and hed fit
right in with the average Wisconsinite.
McCarthy is very guarded when it
comes to the media. Its just the way
the current regime, led by general man-
ager Ted Thompson, conducts their
business. But when it comes to his
team, there arent a lot of games with
McCarthy. He just tells it like it is in-
stead of telling most of his guys what
they might want to hear. So I certainly
tried to chronicle the McCarthy his
players know rather than the guy who
MTT sports editor turns focus to Mike McCarthy
Photo contributed
The cover of Reischels new book.
See McCarthy, page 8
Winter Choral Concert tonight at PAC
The Middleton High School choirs
will present their Winter Choral Con-
cert tonight (Thursday, Dec. 6) begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m. at the Middleton
Performing Arts Center.
The program will include several
guest musicians along with perform-
ances by the Concert Choir, the Cardi-
nal Chorale, Cantus, Broadway Bound,
The Chamber Singers and new this
year, the Middletones, an a cappella
group. The evenings performances
will provide a wide range of music in-
cluding Rutters Gloria, The Festive
Sounds of Hanukah, by Holcombe,
classic renaissance music and much
more. The Chamber Singers will be
presenting The Ceremony of Carols by
Benjamin Britain; Broadway Bound
will showcase favorite selections from
Bye Bye Birdie, and the Middletones
will make their PAC stage debut
singing pop favorites.
The evenings program will be
topped off with the traditional senior
class crowd-pleasing performance of a
winter-themed song. The Middleton
High School Choral Program is under
the direction of Mr. Tom Mielke.
Admission for the event is free to
the public.
Photo contributed
At right, the concert choir.
Impressions to showcase MHS bands
Impressions, featuring the Mid-
dleton High School Bands in Concert,
will take place next week. Wednesday,
Dec. 12 will be the night of the Concert
Band & Wind Ensemble. Thursday,
Dec. 13 will be the Cardinal Band &
Wind Ensemble .
Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at
the Middleton Performing Arts Center
What musical impression is a com-
poser hoping to communicate to an au-
dience through their music? How does
a performer share and participate in
this communication? This is part of
what the MHS bands are studying this
Several pieces will depict impres-
sions of places. The Concert Band will
perform John Barnes Chances Varia-
tions on a Korean Folksong. The Car-
dinal Band will present Mandjiani, an
African rhythmic piece, and the Wind
Ensemble will take the audience on
visits to Japan with Impression of
Japan by James Barnes. A trip to Nor-
way is in the works with Hanssons
Valdres March and to Russia with
Tchaikovskys Marche Slav. A high-
light of Thursdays concert will be
Samuel Hazos Blue and Green Music.
This piece is a musical impression of
the Georgia OKeefe painting of the
same name. The painting is OKeefes
impression of what music would look
like and Hazos piece is an impression
of what OKeefes painting would
sound like. This work will be con-
ducted by the newest member of the
MHS music faculty, Michael Ver
Both performances are free and open
to the public.
Photo contributed
At right, the wind ensemble.
Photo contributed
A Christmas classic
Middletons Emily Jamieson and Jill Roberts, pictured above, will per-
form in Dance Wisconsins Nutcracker Fantasy this weekend.
The performances will take place at the Mitby Theater at Madison
College-Truax due to the two-year renovation of the Wisconsin Union
Theater. Performances will take place Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat-
urday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices are $15, $25 and $30, with a $2 discount for seniors and
half price for children. Please call 608-221-4535 or visit our website for more information.
Busy season for Troop 140
Troop 140, sponsored by St. Lukes
Lutheran Church, had very successful
summer camping and outing trips.
In June, 43 scouts attended summer
camp at Bear Paw Scout Camp near
Mountain, WI. Scouts earned over 150
merit badges and rank advancement.
Scouts went swimming, sailing, canoe-
ing, geo-caching, rock climbing and
rifle shooting for activities.
In July, 29 Scouts and leaders at-
tended Philmont Scout Ranch, a Na-
tional High Adventure base, located in
Cimarron, New Mexico. The Scouts
hiked for 10 days, traveling over 75
miles, in the back country of New
Mexico. While travelling to Philmont,
Scouts toured the Air Force Academy
and Olympic Training Center in Col-
orado Springs and went whitewater
rafting down the Arkansas River.
In August, 12 Scouts and leaders
went camping and hiking in Door
County Wisconsin. Scouts toured the
EAA Museum in Oshkosh and Mar-
itime museums in Sturgeon Bay.
Those interested in joining Boy
Scout Troop 140 are invited to visit
Photo contributed
Pictured above are the 20 scouts who attended the Philmont Scout Ranch, a national high adventure base owned
by the Boy Scouts. From left to right (front row) Stefan Cornils, Jon Dalton, Ryan Shaw, Andrew Wenman, Evan
Hawdowski, David marrone, Ryan Hawkos, Noah Dregne, Brett Anderson, Hayden Johnston, Andrew Nicholson,
Jordan Dalrymple, Tim Hickens and Charlie Booher; (back Row) Ben Sanders, Sam Pyeatt, Max Wislon, Sam Ra-
pacz, Russell Kjorlie and David Vande Sande.
meeting, voiced appreciation for the
work done by those running the munic-
ipality but urged them to keep taxes as
low as possible.
District 2 alderman Gurdip Brar said
he opposed the citys decision to com-
bine the capital, operating and other
budget documents into a single resolu-
tion on the meetings agenda. His mo-
tion to divide the budget vote into three
components one for the capital por-
tion, one for the operating portion, and
one for the remaining sections - died
for lack of a second.
District 7 alderman Hans Hilbert
proposed an amendment that would
have increased the levy by $159,000 to
fund the acquisition of a new truck for
the Middleton Fire District. The mo-
tion failed, however, when five mem-
bers of the eight-person council
(JoAnna Richard, Jim Wexler, Susan
West, Brar and Paul Kinne) opposed it.
The final 2013 budget is expected to
increase the city mill rate by 7 percent.
It includes total general fund expendi-
tures of $21,270,407 and capital spend-
ing of $10,469,923. Along with special
revenue and enterprise expenses, the
budget includes total fund spending of
The expected mill rate for Middle-
ton, not including taxes the city col-
lects for other government entities, will
be $6.04 per $1,000 of equalized prop-
erty value. While the rate is up for the
second year in a row, it still remains
lower than last years rates in similarly
sized communities such as Sun Prairie,
Fitchburg, Waunakee, Stoughton and
Earlier this year the Middleton Com-
mon Council held a series of budget
workshops at which it whittled the pro-
jected mill rate down from $6.5, which
would have been a more than 15 per-
cent increase over last years rate,
which was $5.65.
The mill rate settled on last week
will lead to $1,691 in city taxes on a
$280,000 home.
The mill rate increase was caused by
several factors, according to city fi-
nance director John Lehman.
Debt service is up sharply, rising by
approximately $743,000. The money is
being used to pay for three public
safety buildings a station for the Mid-
dleton Fire District, a police/court fa-
cility, and an EMS headquarters.
Lehman said he expects debt service
levels to stabilize near current levels in
future budgets.
Another significant contributor to
the mill rate increase is a roughly $100
million plunge in assessed valuation
a reduction of 12.5 percent. The change
represents the second year in a two-part
correction of a Department of Revenue
mix-up caused by an accounting error
two years ago.
Non-tax revenues are slated to de-
crease by roughly $102,000 in 2013,
with lower interest earning dollars as
the primary cause.
The city used an increase in ambu-
lance rates, Tax Increment Financing
District cost recovery, and special one-
time revenues to help shore up part of
the budget gap. The rest will be filled
by the 7 percent increase in the local
mill rate.
Another factor in the budget is that
departmental operating expenses are
set to rise by about $208,000, a 2 per-
cent increase over last year.
The approved budget includes sig-
nificantly more funding for roadwork,
including an additional $175,000 for
chip sealing and crack filling.
stands a podium saying virtually noth-
ing to the general public throughout the
Q: Now that youve completed two
books on the central two figures in the
Green Bay Packers success story,
where does that leave your fandom of
the team? Do you find yourself more
drawn to the team because youve seen
the subjects up close and personal, or
do you find yourself more distant from
a fans perspective? Maybe youve
never been truly crazy about the Pack-
A: I grew up a die-hard Packers
fan, and the height of my enthusiasm
came in the mid-1990s when Brett
Favre led Green Bay to places it hadnt
been in three decades. But as soon as I
started covering the team in 2001 for
Packer Plus, any fandom in me was
gone. For the last 12 years, it hasnt
mattered to me one iota whether Green
Bay wins or loses a game.
Thats probably hard for most peo-
ple to understand. But the No. 1 rule in
our business is complete and total ob-
jectivity. I live and die that. The Pack-
ers public relations staff has told me
for years that Im too negative about
the team in my writing. That just lets
me know Im doing my job well, as I
search for both good and bad to chron-
Q: What would you classify as the
biggest challenge in writing a book like
this? Whats the overall timeline you
have and what are the stages of getting
this done?
A: The biggest challenge is always
meeting deadlines. The release date of
this book moved a couple of times so
we could be out for the holidays, and
that made things a little more interest-
Initially, the book was going to
about the Packers winning back-to-
back Super Bowl titles. But the New
York Giants ruined that plan during the
2011 playoffs. After that, I thought the
book was going to be put on hold, but
my editors chose to make McCarthy
the central figure in a book chronicling
the Packers most recent successes.
Its also a challenge to get everyone
you want to talk about a subject. We
encountered that from time to time
with this book, too. But overall, I think
we did a nice job telling McCarthys
Q: If you could write about anyone
with unlimited access, who would
make your list? Will you have the op-
portunity to feature other players in the
A: Im always optimistic more
books are on the horizon. This was the
fifth one Ive done, which is five more
than I ever envisioned. I certainly feel
fortunate to have done that many.
I would love to someday tell Brett
Favres story. There are a lot of layers
in that onion. Same goes for Ted
Thompson, who has purposely made
himself an enigma. As for non-sports
people, guys like Robert Plant, Bono
and Eddie Vedder have always been
heroes. Id have to think they have sto-
ries that would be remarkable.
Anyone interested in purchasing an
autographed copy of Nobodys Un-
derdog can email or call Reis-
chel at 262-719-9066.
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week, receiving endorsements from a
handful of speakers and earning a
unanimous recommendation of ap-
The ordinance approved by the com-
mon council this week includes a list
of stipulations that supporters say were
designed to help prevent conflicts be-
tween beekeepers and their neighbors.
The city will not charge a fee or require
a permit, however.
The new ordinance states that no
bees shall be intentionally kept and
maintained other than honey bees, and
no hive shall exceed 20 cubic feet in
volume. No more than six hives may
be kept on a zoning lot, no hive shall
be located closer than three feet from
any property line of a zoning lot in dif-
ferent ownership, and no hive shall be
located closer than ten feet from a pub-
lic sidewalk or 25 feet from a principal
building on an abutting lot in different
The ordinance also states that an
ever-present supply of water must be
provided for all hives, and a flyway
barrier at least six feet in height shall
shield any part of a property line of a
zoning lot in different ownership that
is within 25 feet of a hive.
The flyway barrier may be a fence,
wall, dense vegetation or other barrier,
but it must effectively direct bees to fly
up and over it.
Mike Byrne, the manager of Willy
West Co-op and a citizen member of
the citys sustainability committee, said
his neighbor has kept bees for years.
Byrne said the creatures have not
caused any problems. In fact, they have
provided a source of entertainment and
education for his children, as well as
helping to pollinate his garden.
The world needs more bees,
Byrne told the plan commission last
Nathan Clarke, the owner of Mad
Urban Bees Llc., said they actually do
really well in the city.
He said their success stems from the
fact that urban bees have a more varied
range of food sources available, and
their lack of exposure to the pesticides
present in monoculture corn and soy
fields makes them less susceptible to
colony collapse.
Unlike the beekeeping ordinance on
the books in Madison, Middletons ver-
sion allows bees on commercial lots
with adequate space.
Beyond fixing the
broken HR system,
we focus on ourselves
In this 4-part series, I excerpt an
online conversation between 134 job
seekers I met on LinkedIn. Several
lament the typical HR process that
keeps passing over someone with
great experience, voluminous refer-
ences and demonstrated passion. The
search for solutions to the stigma
takes a positive constructive turn this
week, in Part 3.
Scott cheers us on: We can fill that
talent gap that employers are com-
plaining about. We are capable, expe-
rienced, educated, dynamic, resilient,
decisive, determined, and have inno-
vative ideas that are not only based on
our employment experiences, but also
on our unemployment experiences.
Back to Sarah, who started this
whole online discussion three months
ago:The hiring process has lost the
human touch and sensibilities that
could improve hiring for all parties in-
volved. Yet it is not fair to demonize
them. Myriad issues are at play in this
economy and job market. We need a
shift in the view of the
unemployed/self-employed by the
companies themselves, managers,
leadership, our peers, elected officials,
workforce non-profits and others. Let
us set the record straight about the
risk & reward of hiring from this seg-
Andrew: In the nonprofit sector,
why is it that volunteers seem less
likely to get hired than those with paid
experience, even when more qualified
for the position? Do HR professionals
really understand how the nonprofit
sector works? Volunteers in most or-
ganizations (especially small ones) do
the exact same work as paid staff and
are simply not receiving payment. I
have been unemployed/self-employed
for five years. In that time I founded a
nonprofit and volunteered for several
others. Yet Im told that I lack the ex-
perience necessary, when Im actually
Joni: For those whove owned
your own business, seek after teaching
jobs, especially for continuing or adult
education. The best teachers are those
who can offer both theoretical and
practical learning.
Amy:Teaching is great, but many
return to school, institutions are full,
Masters degrees abound [note Steve
from last week]. That said, if govern-
ment services reduce [under a new
President], is there an opportunity for
us to step into the service vacuum? I
wonder who would start a business?
What would we do? Could those re-
gionally nearby come together, brain-
storm a business, use a crowd funding
website, and launch viable businesses
together? Whats inspiring is that
were not letting a stigma define us.
Jokesters quip about inventing the
Chia Pet, Snuggly, other out-of-the-
box ideas for the next big thing.
Cathleen: If you go off on your
own, better make it work because
everyone will think, Did their own
business fail and that is why they are
looking for full-time work? the
real stigma.Decide whether a consult-
ing/freelance job is what you want.
The freedom, ability to make your
own decisions, as well as unlimited in-
come, cant be beat.The best time to
start a business is in a bad economy.
Start at the bottom of the curve; it can
only go up from there. Cathleen is
then asked by the self-employed for
tips on how to find new clients, and
she gladly obliges.
Scott realizes were having this
very open and frank discussion about
hiring practices and discrimination
against the unemployedon a jobs
board, of all places! How odd and
bold. We muse about what HR folk
would make of it. Many comment that
this long-term unemployment thread
on LinkedIn is the longest anyone has
experienced. Some suggest we change
formats to spread the word further.
Which is what I am doing with this 4-
part op-ed column!
To get help for ourselves and to get
our message across to more people,
Scott refers our discussion group other
online boards of HR people and to the
Workforce Investment Board (WIB),
a private-sector advisory and advo-
cacy group whose state education
policies and economic development
system help small businesses.
This just in from an HR Director:
Being unemployed definitely has a
stigma attached to it, but we need to
look at people individually and en-
courage our managers to do the same.
As also stated above, just because
someone is employed doesnt neces-
sarily mean they are a good em-
And from a talent management
consultant: Hiring decisions are
made with surprisingly sparse objec-
tive criteria. What gets missed in most
hiring processes are tools that assess
individual values and cultural fit with
the organizationfactors far more
important than long-term unemploy-
ment in a horrific recession. My or-
ganization utilizes those tools along
with the standard considerations for
skill set and employment history to
develop a custom behavioral inter-
view and evaluation score sheet for
each individual that dramatically in-
creases access to objective factors for
the decision.
Wow, some folks in HR are listen-
ing, after all. Perhaps other hiring
managers or employment agencies
are listening in to this highly charged
and nuanced discussion. Collectively,
we hope some will drop their assump-
tions, break the mold and hire one of
us Untouchables, then report on their
hiring success here or elsewhere.
A fork in
the road
When you come to a fork in the road,
take it! Yogi Berra
Being a parent and watching your
children grow, change, struggle and/or
thrive can be quite interesting. Every
so often you recognize parts of yourself
reflected through their lives. When
they show some of your better traits or
abilities you are pleased and filled with
pride. However just as likely to appear
are parts of your persona that you
would just as soon skip a generation or
two or ten. Making things more in-
triguing yet is the fact that each child
is also his/her own person with unique
talents, challenges and aspirations.
When our kids are young we tend to
start them out on familiar paths. If we
enjoyed particular sports we will likely
introduce them to those as soon as or
even slightly before they are ready. If
music or art is in our background
chances are they will be exposed to that
initially as well. Reading, dancing,
camping, scouting, cooking, skiing, ac-
ademics, religion, etc. are examples of
other interests we bring to our children
to see whether they will take them up
and make them their own.
Interestingly enough I have heard
stories of more than a few top athletes
who purposely did not encourage their
children to follow in their footsteps.
Some may have been wary of the pres-
sure put on their kids to live up to what
they accomplished, while others
werent sure whether the sacrifices re-
quired to be successful in their chosen
area were worth it.
A few years ago I had the opportu-
nity to hear Bjrn Dahle, a legendary
world and Olympic champion skier
from Norway, speak while at the Birke-
beiner ski race in Hayward, WI. Dahle
pretty much said that he had to sacri-
fice a great deal to get to where he was
and implied it was perhaps too much
and that he didnt necessarily want the
same life for his children. He wanted
them to choose and follow their own
In the end I dont think it really mat-
ters what path our children choose as
long as they find one or more that they
enjoy and which challenges them to
grow and learn.
Our two sons tried on many hats,
helmets, and uniforms to varied results
before landing on areas where they
continue to thrive and grow. What I
enjoy is that the places they have
landed arent that familiar to me so I
have been able to experience/explore
these facets of our community as they
have dived deeper into them.
For example my youngest son just
participated in his first play at MHS
with the Middleton Drama Club. What
I found out? There are many truly tal-
ented and entertaining kids in our
midst, and more importantly these kids
are pretty amazing in the way they sup-
port and encourage each other both on
and off the stage.
I feel very fortunate that my son has
fallen in with such a good group of kids
and teachers, which they have both
also encountered in the exceptional
music programs at the high school. We
know several other students who have
had very enriching experiences in var-
ious clubs (yearbook, art, foreign lan-
guage, Model UN), and teams (debate,
sports, and academic) to name a few of
the many opportunities available to stu-
dents in our district.
The long-winded point I am trying
to make is that there are many different
paths our kids can follow. The famil-
iar ones are comfortable to us but
might not be to them, and the unfamil-
iar ones can be quite interesting and ex-
citing for all. It really gives me hope
for the future to see what these kids can
do when they come to a fork in the
road and, as Yogi Berra advises, take it.
by Dietrich Gruen
by John Stampen
Veronica Harrop turned
95 on December 5 and is
still very spry! Veronica is
hard to beat at canasta - chil-
dren, grandchildren, and
great grandchildren all keep
trying to win. Shes a pro at
euchre too.
Veronica Harrop
As part of the City of Middletons
plan for management of the pending
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion,
city forester Mark Wegner is preparing
for more Ash tree removals this winter.
Trees marked with bright green
paint are slated for removal. The citys
plan is to make these removals spo-
radic throughout town so that the visual
impact is minimized.
Next year, the City will plant new
and a more diverse tree selectionnear
to where the Ash trees are removed.
Green X marks
trees for removal
construction is needed to meet the
states energy needs. Repeated requests
about the states energy needs to the
primary developer, American Trans-
mission Company (ATC) and the Wis-
consin Public Service Commission
(PSC) have for the most part gone
unanswered, say those who are asking
the questions.
The Dec. 11 meeting in the capitol
building will run from 1-3 meeting.
The session is for members of both
Wisconsin State Senate and the Assem-
bly, and is open to the public. A press
release from the Energy Planning and
Information Committee indicates, In
addition to discussing ratepayer acces-
sibility to information and input to
planning processes, legislators and the
public will hear from Massachusetts
and Oregon energy experts concerning
innovative directions taken in these
Tuesdays session is being called
state senators Jennifer Schilling (D-
LaCrosse) and Dale Schultz (R-Rich-
land Center), who have expressed
concern about the lack of response to
constituents requests, according to
the release. Both Senators represent
districts that contain proposed trans-
mission line routes, but activists trying
to obtain information note the pro-
posed construction affects all Wiscon-
sin ratepayers, since ultimately it will
be electricity consumers who pay for
the work.
The group quotes Schultz as saying
the state needs to start putting the
public back into the Public Service
The movement to question the mas-
sive power transmission lines being
constructed in the state began in the
Town of Stark in October 2010 and has
since grown to include an estimated
2000 citizens and 90 municipalities.
PSC legal counsel is maintaining PSC
cannot establish guidelines for the ini-
tial information phase because state
laws dont provide enough instruction
as to what information should be pro-
Rob Danielson, however, a member
of the Town of Stark Energy Planning
and Innovation Committee, said, The
fact that our Public Service Commis-
sion can legally and willfully refuse to
provide information requested by more
than 90 municipal governments shows
a lack of accountability to the public
that the PSC is chartered to serve. Wis-
consin law requires consideration of all
energy solutions including aggressive
energy efficient programs.
Meanwhile, construction is already
underway. In the Town of Middleton,
for instance. 150-foot towers carrying
350,000 volt lines to a new substation
just west of the City of Middleton stand
ready. Alternative route proposals
come to the Town of Middleton substa-
tion through, among other locations,
the towns of Berry and Springfield and
from Spring Green.
Wisconsin allows the developer to
only highlight potential high voltage
transmission routes, giving property
owners along those routes the false im-
pression the project has already been
approved, added Danielson. The PSC
does not inform ratepayers who arent
on potential corridors about the propos-
als, though all Wisconsin ratepayers
would pay for the construction and fi-
nancing of the lines for 40 years.
Ratepayers pick up the tab, no mat-
ter what energy decisions are made.
They can act to reclaim their rights and
not leg regional electric utilities call
their shots by asking their legislators to
attend the Dec. 11 meeting, continued
information and education officer for
the Dane County Sheriffs Office, on a
quarterly basis the Office of Justice As-
sistance estimates that between 100
and 120 individuals living in Dane
County are required to submit a DNA
sample to the Wisconsin DNA Data-
Everyone on the list is first sent a
letter, in an attempt to get voluntary
compliance with the process. Schaef-
fer said in many cases, additional at-
tempts were made via certified letter
from the Dane County District Attor-
neys Office.
Last week, approximately 30 law
enforcement officers made attempts to
contact those individuals who had not
complied in submitting a sample.
There are currently 93 people listed in
noncompliance and dozens of samples
were collected.
Most of the people required by law
to submit a DNA sample, have either
been convicted of a felony or sexual as-
sault charge. The WI DNA Databank
stores the information in a computer
searchable form. That information is
then used to relate serial cases and
solve no suspect cases by relating
them to samples of a known source.
During last weeks sweep, when law
enforcement is able to make contact
with someone on the list, they are first
given the opportunity to voluntarily
comply. In those situations, the officer
will take the persons fingerprints and
mouth swab on the spot. If the person
chooses not to comply, they are
brought to the Dane County Jail, where
they are booked and released under WI
State Statute 165.75, Submission of
human biological specimen, a Class A
The Dane County Sheriffs Office
anticipates this initiative becoming an
annual event.
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Abing, Alex J, 19, Platteville, WI
53818, 12/06/2011, Motor vehicle lia-
bility insurance required, $10.00
Aguillard, David M, 46, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/27/2011, Non Registra-
tion, $0.00
Aguillard, David M, 46, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/27/2011, Non Registra-
tion, $0.00
Aguillard, David M, 46, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/27/2011, Operating
while Suspended, $88.80
Aguillard, David M, 46, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/27/2011, Operating ve-
hicle without insurance, $0.00
Aliaga Malca, Max A, 30, Chicago,
IL 60634, 11/22/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Aliaga Malca, Max A, 30, Chicago,
IL 60634, 11/22/2011, Operating ve-
hicle without insurance, $0.00
Allen, Timothy M, 59, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/27/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $164.40
Amos, La Sonne, 29, Sun Prairie,
WI 53590, 11/20/2011, Operating ve-
hicle without insurance, $0.00
Amos, La Sonne, 29, Sun Prairie,
WI 53590, 11/20/2011, Display
Unauthorized Registration
Plates/Tags, $0.00
Amos, La Sonne, 29, Sun Prairie,
WI 53590, 11/20/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Anthony, Paul F, 57, Sauk City, WI
53583, 12/11/2011, Motor vehicle lia-
bility insurance required, $10.00
Arguello-Reyes, Elias, 31, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 11/27/2011, Exceed-
ing Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Arndt, David J, 43, Middleton, WI
53562, 12/09/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Arora, Michelle B, 42, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/29/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Bajzek, Peter F, 39, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/28/2011, FTS/Improper
Stop at Stop Sign, $88.00
Beard, Paris L, 37, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/29/2011, Disorderly Con-
duct, $240.00
Beard, Paris L, 37, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/29/2011, Resisting or Ob-
structing Officer, $429.00
Beard, Paris L, 37, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/29/2011, Retail Theft/
Shoplifting, $177.00
Beard, Paris L, 37, Middleton, WI
53562, 12/06/2011, Disorderly Con-
duct, $240.00
Beckman, Gina M, 46, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/20/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Bell, Steven C, 58, Wisconsin
Rapids, WI 54494, 12/03/2011, Ex-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Beyer, Jennifer C, 44, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/28/2011, FTS/Improper
Stop at Stop Sign, $88.80
Bierman, Kurtis W, 22, Middleton,
WI 53562=, 11/26/2011, Non Regis-
tration, $0.00
Bierman, Kurtis W, 22, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/26/2011, Motor vehicle
liability insurance required, $0.00
Bierman, Kurtis W, 22, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/26/2011, Operating ve-
hicle without insurance, $0.00
Bierman, Kurtis W, 22, Middleton,
WI 53562, 12/11/2011, Operating ve-
hicle without insurance, $0.00
Bogenhagen, William H, 49, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, 09/16/2011, Crimi-
nal Damage Property, $114.00
Bohorfoush, Maureen F, 54, Dane,
WI 53529, 11/30/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.80
Botez, Dan, 63, Madison, WI
53726, 11/21/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $114.00
Carter, Mindy L, 50, Waunakee,
WI 53597, 11/28/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Chadli, Abdelkader, 33, Fitchburg,
WI 53713, 11/22/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Chadli, Abdelkader, 33, Fitchburg,
WI 53713, 11/22/2011, Violation of
license Restriction, $114.00
Chadli, Abdelkader, 33, Fitchburg,
WI 53713, 11/22/2011, Operating ve-
hicle without insurance, $114.00
Chiman Aguilar, Daniel Ulises, 19,
Fitchburg, WI 53719, 11/12/2011,
Theft, $88.80
Clark, Jeffrey A, 30, Madison, WI
53719, 11/19/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $139.20
Cobaj, Bairam B, 35, Baraboo, WI
53913, 12/11/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.80
Cockroft, Kelly L, 33, Madison,
WI 53704, 11/18/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Denzin, Andrew B, 24, Madison,
WI 53705, 12/11/2011, Non Registra-
tion, $88.80
Denzin, Andrew B, 24, Madison,
WI 53705, 12/11/2011, Motor vehicle
liability insurance required, $10.00
Dominic Pritham, Fnu, 24, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 12/11/2011, Deviation
from Designated Lane, $88.80
Donagan, Mary M, 47, Mcfarland,
WI 53558, 12/03/2011, Motor vehicle
liability insurance required, $10.00
Dorau, Linzee E, 20, Cross Plains,
WI 53528, 11/17/2011, Operating ve-
hicle without insurance, $0.00
Dorau, Linzee E, 20, Cross Plains,
WI 53528, 11/17/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $89.20
Draper, Gerald A, 58, Marshall, WI
53559, 12/09/2011, Operating vehicle
without insurance, $114.00
Drenoske, Gary L, 56, Sun Prairie,
WI 53590, 11/30/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Drenoske, Gary L, 56, Sun Prairie,
WI 53590, 11/30/2011, Seatbelt Re-
quired Oper/Pass, $10.00
Duhr, Nicole Anne, 24, Waunakee,
WI 53597 , 12/11/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.80
Egan, Katie Georgette, 22, Madi-
son, WI 53718, 12/09/2011, Obstruct-
ing Traffic, $88.80
Ellis, Adrienne M, 40, Madison,
WI 53704, 12/02/2011, Vehicle Reg-
istration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel,
Ellis, Adrienne M, 40, Madison,
WI 53704, 12/02/2011, Operating ve-
hicle without insurance, $0.00
Emmerich, Ellen Elizabeth, 55,
Waunakee, WI 53597, 10/12/2011,
Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Endres, Brooke B, 24, Waunakee,
WI 53597, 11/17/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Felland, Tyler Samuel, 19, Madi-
son, WI 53713, 11/23/2011, Exceed-
ing Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Figueroa, Patricia J, 33, Verona, WI
53593, 12/19/2011, Operating vehicle
without insurance, $0.00
Fish, Kelli M, 54, Reedsburg, WI
53959, 11/21/2011, Motor vehicle lia-
bility insurance required, $10.00
Fisher, Shelley E, 28, Madison, WI
53704, 12/16/2011, Operating vehicle
without insurance, $0.00
Fitch, William A, 32, Mount
Horeb, WI 53572, 12/01/2011, Auto
Following Too Closely, $114.00
Fitch, William A, 32, Mount
Horeb, WI 53572, 12/01/2011, Motor
vehicle liability insurance required,
Gentilli, Lindsay Michelle, 21,
Fitchburg, WI 53711 , 12/10/2011,
Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80
Goeden, Kerrie L H, 40, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 12/03/2011, Exceed-
ing Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Goldman, Joni G, 55, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/28/2011, Failure to
Obey Officer/Sign/Signal, $88.80
Gonzales, Carlos Quintas, 31, Sex-
tonville, WI 53584, 11/24/2011, Op-
erating w/o a Valid Drivers License,
Gonzales, Carlos Quintas, 31, Sex-
tonville, WI 53584, 11/24/2011, Ex-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Gosling, Jennifer L, 33, Madison,
WI 53717, 11/01/2011, Disorderly
Conduct, $120.30
Graves, Arielle K, 21, Madison, WI
53703, 11/27/2011, Vehicle Registra-
tion Revoked/Suspended/Cancel,
Green, Tracy Ann, 49, Waunakee,
WI 53597, 11/18/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Haack, Debra L, 51, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/30/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Haack, Debra L, 51, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/30/2011, Motor vehicle lia-
bility insurance required, $0.00
Haagensen, Steven S, 34, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 11/22/2011, Posses-
sion Drug Paraphernalia, $177.00
Haagensen, Steven S, 34, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 11/22/2011, Operating
while Suspended, $114.00
Hallick, John N, 60, Middleton, WI
53562, 12/11/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.80
Harris, Abby M, 24, Madison, WI
53719, 11/28/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Hernandez, Nathanael, 47, Fitch-
burg, WI 53713, 11/30/2011, Operat-
ing w/o a Valid Drivers License,
Hewitt, Frederic T, 20, Middleton,
WI 53562, 12/08/2011, Operating
While Intoxicated, $731.00
Hill, Colin D, 25, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/29/2011, Unlawful Use Of
Telephone, $303.00
Hoffmann, Donald J, 62, Windsor,
WI 53598, 11/25/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Jaume, Maria Alejandra, 52, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, 12/03/2011,
Dog/Cat Not Run At Large, $101.40
Johnson, Kara M, 34, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/17/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Johnson-Brown, Mya R, 36, Madi-
son, WI 53716, 11/30/2011, Speeding
55 MPH Zone, $88.80
Jonasson, Amy A, 58, Madison, WI
53717, 11/30/2011, FTS/Improper
Stop at Stop Sign, $88.80
Jones, Tylisa Lanae, 28, Arena, WI
53503, 12/02/2011, Operating while
Suspended, $114.00
Jones, Tylisa Lanae, 28, Arena, WI
53503, 12/02/2011, Vehicle Registra-
tion Revoked/Suspended/Cancel,
Jozwiak, Chris P, 25, Lodi, WI
53555 , 12/11/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.80
Julian, Mackenzie Lee, 31, New
York, NY 10013, 11/28/2011,
FTS/Improper Stop at Stop Sign,
Kalinski, William E, 31, Madison,
WI 53719, 12/06/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Kalinski, William E, 31, Madison,
WI 53719, 12/06/2011, Motor vehicle
liability insurance required, $10.00
Kasukonis, Jane E, 24, Middleton,
WI 53562, 12/11/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Kawaoka, Yoshihiro, 56, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 11/30/2011, Speeding
55 MPH Zone, $88.80
Kellogg, Shannon T, 43, Cottage
Grove, WI 53527, 11/20/2011, Ex-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Khan, Jamila K, 31, Madison, WI
53704, 11/28/2011, Motor vehicle lia-
bility insurance required, $10.00
Klein, Tamara S, 38, Amarillo, TX
79124, 11/21/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Knight, Sarah J, 30, Middleton, WI
53562, 10/01/2011, Operating While
Intoxicated, $605.00
Krogstad, Katy V, 23, Madison, WI
53711, 12/02/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $114.00
Krueger, Daniel C, 30, Lodi, WI
53555, 11/30/2011, Seatbelt Required
Oper/Pass, $10.00
Lazowski, Amy J, 45, Waunakee,
WI 53597 , 11/19/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Lee, Erica, 39, Fitchburg, WI
53713, 12/10/2011, Vehicle Registra-
tion Revoked/Suspended/Cancel,
Mac Donald, Joanne P, 58, Mount
Horeb, WI 53572, 12/05/2011, Ex-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Macgregor, Nancy J, 69, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 11/08/2011, Method
of Giving Signals, $88.80
Magwire, Sheila G, 44, Waunakee,
WI 53597, 11/22/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Maier, Linette Lou, 46, Lodi, WI
53555, 11/25/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Mccallum, Janis M, 51, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/21/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
McCollum, Michael T, 34, Madi-
son, WI 53703, 11/29/2011, Non Reg-
istration, $0.00
McCollum, Michael T, 34, Madi-
son, WI 53703, 11/29/2011, Motor
vehicle liability insurance required,
Mcdaniel, Jodi L, 41, Waunakee,
WI 53597, 12/10/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.00
Meudt, Jamie M, 27, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/26/2011, Vehicle Reg-
istration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel,
Meyers, James F, 58, Dublin, OH
43017, 12/03/2011, Unsafe Backing
Of Vehicle, $88.80
Miess, Derek James, 29, Middle-
ton, WI 53562 , 12/11/2011, Speeding
55 MPH Zone, $88.00
Morin, Steven M, 40, Madison, WI
53714, 12/03/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.80
Munoz, Peter J, 43, Madison, WI
53704, 11/30/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Nehls, Ryan A, 25, Madison, WI
53717, 12/09/2011, FTS/Improper
Stop at Stop Sign, $88.80
Neill, Ian T, 27, Madison, WI
53703, 12/11/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.80
Nilles, Rebecca D, 51, Fitchburg,
WI 53711, 12/08/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.80
Odom, Sidney, 49, Waunakee, WI
53597, 12/09/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $139.20
Oquendo Ferrando, Pedro L, 23,
Middleton, WI 53562, 12/09/2011,
Traffic Control Signal Violation red,
Papp, Melinda A, 60, Madison, WI
53705, 11/23/2011, Non Registration,
Papp, Melinda A, 60, Madison, WI
53705, 11/23/2011, Seatbelt Required
Oper/Pass, $10.00
Park, So Eun, 36, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/30/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Parrott, Barbara J, 61, Cross Plains,
WI 53528, 11/20/2011, Failure to
Keep Vehicle Under Control, $126.60
Peterson, John Anthony, 61, Blan-
chardville, WI 53516 , 11/29/2011,
Improper Left Turn, $126.60
Pieper, Scott A, 24, Fitchburg, WI
53719, 11/28/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Plautz, Jesse M, 34, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/24/2011, Display Unautho-
rized Registration Plates/Tags,
Plautz, Jesse M, 34, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/24/2011, Motor vehicle lia-
bility insurance required, $0.00
Plautz, Jesse M, 34, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/24/2011, Operating vehicle
without insurance, $0.00
Poppe, Sandra M, 58, Madison, WI
53705, 11/29/2011, Inattentive Driv-
ing, $101.40
Priddy, Frances Holt, 43, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 12/04/2011, Exceed-
ing Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Raghavan, Vijay, 53, Verona, WI
53593, 11/25/2011, Unlawful U
Turn at Controlled Intersection,
Ranger, Francine A, 55,
Pardeeville, WI 53954, 11/19/2011,
Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Rasmussen, Emily J, 24, Madison,
WI 53719, 11/06/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Retelle, Thomas D, 57, Fitchburg,
IN COURT: Finding Date: 1/5/2012
See COURT, page 15
LaVerne Kasten, age 93, a longtime
resident of Middleton, passed away on
Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Oak-
wood Village University Woods
(West). LaVerne, the daughter of
Arthur and Adela (Haupt) Kemp was
born in Mequon on November 28,
On August 24, 1940 she married
Harold Kasten in Thiensville. He pre-
ceded her in death on February 4,
1985. The couple lived in North
Dakota, Illinois and the Wisconsin
communities of Kewaunee, Waunakee
and Sheboygan Falls before settling in
Middleton, where Harold taught at Elm
Lawn and Kromery schools. LaVerne
was a school bus driver in Kewaunee
and clerked at Schwab & Schwartz and
Schultz Brothers, Middleton, and was
a Sales Associate at Sears and HC
Pranges in Madison. She was an avid
bowler, and enjoyed bridge and golf as
well as travel. She was an active mem-
ber of St. Lukes parish, Middleton,
singing in the choir and participating in
many other activities of the church.
She was a long time volunteer at Oak-
wood Village University Woods
(West,) which was also her final home.
She is survived by daughter Lynn
(Kent) Calloway of Middleton and four
sons James (Pat Tobin), Shawano; John
(Nancy Tait) Phoenix, Arizona; Paul
(Sumi Katsuko), Prattville, Alabama;
David (Teri Krachel), Wisconsin Dells.
She is also survived by 8 grandchildren
and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition
to her parents and husband she was
preceded in death by daughter-in-law
Rhonda and grandson Clark. Her fam-
ily thanks the staff of Oakwood Vil-
lage-Hebron Oaks for their
professional and loving care during her
final life journey.
Funeral services will be held at St.
Lukes Lutheran Church, 7337 Hub-
bard Ave., Middleton at 10:30 a.m. on
Thursday, December 6, 2012 with the
Reverend Heather Lampert presiding.
Following funeral services LaVerne
will be interred next to Harold at Forest
Hill Cemetery, Madison. Visitation
will be held on Thursday from 9:30
a.m. until the time of the service at the
Memorials in support of LaVernes
life can be directed to the Oakwood
Foundation or to St. Lukes Lutheran
Church, Middleton.
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation
Care is assisting the family. www.gun-
Sylvester C. Jacob, age 72 of Mid-
dleton, formerly of Jefferson, passed
away peacefully on Thursday, Novem-
ber 29, 2012 at Oak Park Place in Mid-
dleton from Alzheimers. He was born
on April 26, 1940 in Medina son of the
late James and Eunice (Fisch) Jacob.
Sylvester worked at Hartwigs Poul-
try Farms as a Foreman for many years
until its closing. He then went to work
for Wis-Cold Packaging in Milwaukee
until he retired in 2004. He served in
the United States Army, and was a
member of St. Johns Lutheran Church
in Jefferson.
He will be deeply missed by so
many including his daughter; Rebecca
(Brian) Mayhew of Middleton, and son
Brian (Leslie) Jacob of Fort Atkinson,
and grandsons; Alex, Max, Zachary
and Tyler Mayhew all of Middleton;
and Daniel Jacob, Tanner and Easton
McGowan all of Fort Atkinson. Other
surviving family include sisters and
brothers; Betty (William) Behm of Wa-
terloo, Lois Jacob of Columbus, James
Jacob of Lake Mills, Jerry (Judy) Jacob
of Jefferson, and Harold (Deb) Jacob
of Marshall, sister-in-laws and brother-
in-laws Jeanette Jacob of Beaver Dam,
Judy Jacob and Dave Bakken of Mar-
shall, and Jerry Karsteadt of Kiel many
nieces, nephews and friends. He is pre-
ceded in death by his; parents, sisters
and brothers; Judy Bakken, Sally
Karsteadt, Phyllis Jacob, Jerome, Rus-
sell, and Earl Jacob and an infant
One of the greatest joys for
Sylvester was spending time with fam-
ily. He loved to be with his grandsons
doing whatever they enjoyed and going
for a drive to see the countryside and
which siblings were home so he could
drop in and see them. Later in life he
traveled to see his daughter and her
family in Arizona, Georgia and even
Hawaii. He was a man of few words,
simple means and an extraordinary
heart. He had a soft spot for animals
and enjoyed quiet walks by the river
and drives in his car. He loved new
cars, especially red ones and working
with his hands either in the raised gar-
dens he built, woodworking or helping
his kids at their homes.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.
on Monday December 3, 2012 at St.
Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Jefferson with the Rev. Mark O.
Bartsch officiating. A private family
burial was scheduled to take place at a
later date. Visitation was on Monday
at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the
time of services.
Memorials may be directed to St.
Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Jefferson or to Agrace Hospice Center;
5395 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison,
WI 53711.
The family wishes to thank Agrace
Hospice who gave so much compas-
sion and friendship to Sylvester and the
family during the last 6 months and es-
pecially the last 3 days; and also to the
many special caregivers, nurses, ad-
ministrators and staff of Oak Park
Place in Middleton. Your kind words,
special touches, hugs, jokes, laughter,
sweet glances and tenderness toward
Sylvester will always be remem-
bered. Thank you.
Visit www.schneidermichaelisfuner- to leave a condolence or
light a candle in his memory.
Award-winning Dive! takes a
look at food waste in America
Have you ever met a Freegan?
This months Green Thursday doc-
umentary, Dive!, will be shown
tonight, (Thursday, Dec. 6) at 7 p.m.
in the Willy West Community
The film follows dumpster divers
through the back alleys and garbage
receptacles of Los Angeles grocery
stores as they mine trash bins for
food. These dumpster divers are not
homeless or even particularly poor;
they just dont like to see good food
go to waste, and they like to get stuff
for free.
Dive! is a winner of 21 awards in
film festivals world-wide. The doc-
umentary combines entertainment
and guerilla journalism to expose
the realities of billions of pounds of
food wasted in America annually,
and what can be done to address the
Green Thursdays are free and
sponsored by the City of Middleton
Sustainability Committee, and free,
non-dumpster dived, refreshments
are provided. Willy West is located
at 6825 University Ave in Middle-
When the going gets tough... the tough
WI 53711, 11/16/2011, FYR From
Stop Sign, $88.80
Roberson, Linda, 64, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/22/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Robertson, Gustave P, 25, North
Freedom, WI 53951 , 12/11/2011,
Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80
Robertson, Gustave P, 25, North
Freedom, WI 53951, 12/11/2011,
Motor vehicle liability insurance re-
quired, $10.00
Saavedra, Ivan D, 32, Middleton,
WI 53562, 08/20/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Salviez Ramos, Ignacio, 21, Madi-
son, WI 53713, 11/22/2011, Operat-
ing vehicle without insurance, $0.00
Sanner, Jennifer C, 53, Middleton,
WI 53562, 12/09/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.00
Schlough, Scott J, 52, Sauk City,
WI 53583, 12/05/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Schoonover, Kiefer J, 22, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 11/28/2011, Exceed-
ing Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Shaffer, Alexandra Jonet, 26, Madi-
son, WI 53705, 11/21/2011, Exceed-
ing Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
311.00, Shamsee, 18, 11/30/2011,
Cross Plains, Theft, Kareem A, $1
Sharum, Michael Dismus, 41,
North Freedom, WI 53951,
11/30/2011, Speeding 55 MPH Zone,
Sims, Jamal Javece, 18, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/30/2011, Theft,
Slesarev, Sergy Nikolaevich, 52,
Madison, WI 53719, 12/09/2011, Ex-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Slowik, Jennifer Lynne, 40, Wau-
nakee, WI 53597 , 11/30/2011, Ex-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Sprecher, Jacob Tyler Christian, 22,
Verona, WI 53593, 11/25/2011, Ex-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Springman, Christopher D, 24,
Middleton, WI 53562, 12/01/2011,
Motor vehicle liability insurance re-
quired, $10.00
Stamm, Rod D, 59, Madison, WI
53711, 11/24/2011, Traffic Control
Signal Violation red, $88.80
Statz, Elvira M, 62, Waunakee, WI
53597, 12/06/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Steiner, Mark C, 38, Prairie Du
Sac, WI 53578, 12/11/2011, Speeding
55 MPH Zone, $88.80
Stuttgen, Andrew J, 28, Verona, WI
53593, 11/26/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $114.00
Suttle, Jason J, 37, Madison, WI
53719, 12/04/2011, Disorderly Con-
duct, $240.00
Taylor, Latasha, 27, Waunakee, WI
53597, 11/30/2011, Seatbelt Required
Oper/Pass, $10.00
Thompson, Quintina M, 28, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, 11/07/2011, Disor-
derly Conduct, $88.80
Ugas, Yonis A, 32, Madison, WI
53715, 12/08/2011, Operating while
Suspended, $114.00
Ugas, Yonis A, 32, Madison, WI
53715, 12/08/2011, Vehicle Registra-
tion Revoked/Suspended/Cancel,
Valdes Pena, Francisco, 44, Fitch-
burg, WI 53711 , 11/15/2011, Exceed-
ing Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00
Van Schoonhoven, Gary L, 45,
Cross Plains, WI 53528, 12/09/2011,
Method of Giving Signals, $88.80
Verrett, Aaron Steven, 18, Cross
Plains, WI 53528, 11/27/2011, Ex-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Voth, Emily K, 30, Madison, WI
53714, 11/08/2011, Seatbelt Required
Oper/Pass, $10.00
Vovos, Sarah M, 53, Middleton, WI
53562, 11/17/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $88.80
Waas, Jerad D, 26, Dane, WI
53529, 11/30/2011, Speeding 55
MPH Zone, $88.00
Wakai, Danielle S, 41, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/26/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Ward, Austin T, 20, Rio, WI 53960,
12/13/2011, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, $139.20
Ward, Austin T, 20, Rio, WI 53960,
12/13/2011, Motor vehicle liability
insurance required, $10.00
Ward, Ellade A, 40, Madison, WI
53719, 11/30/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $114.00
Warner, Tyler J, 23, Eau Claire, WI
54701, 11/28/2011, Motor vehicle lia-
bility insurance required, $10.00
Warren, Robb A, 39, Middleton,
WI 53562, 12/11/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Wasmer, Anthony J, 69, Middleton,
WI 53562, 11/30/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Wedig, Joshua G, 28, Monroe, WI
53566, 12/09/2011, Display Unautho-
rized Registration Plates/Tags, $0.00
White, Lezerrick, 32, Madison, WI
53704, 11/20/2011, Operating vehicle
without insurance, $114.00
White, Lezerrick, 32, Madison, WI
53704, 11/20/2011, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, $114.00
White, Lezerrick, 32, Madison, WI
53704, 11/20/2011, Operating while
Suspended, $114.00
Wilkerson, Le Tisha, 38, Madison,
WI 53711, 11/28/2011, Operating ve-
hicle without insurance, $114.00
Wilkerson, Le Tisha, 38, Madison,
WI 53711, 11/28/2011, Operating
while Suspended, $114.00
Wilkes, Christopher M, 23, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, 12/03/2011, Ex-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Witiak, Mark Donald, 55, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 12/08/2011, FYR
when Emerging From Alley, $88.80
Wofford, Treveris L, 20, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, 11/25/2011, Vehicle
Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80
Xu, David Dongyuan, 23, Madison,
WI 53719, 11/27/2011, Non Registra-
tion, $0.00
Xu, David Dongyuan, 23, Madison,
WI 53719, 11/27/2011, Motor vehicle
liability insurance required, $10.00
Yuska, Virginia M, 58, Madison,
WI 53717, 11/21/2011, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80
Zander, Ashley R, 20, Madison, WI
53703, 12/04/2011, Seatbelt Required
Oper/Pass, $10.00
Zweber, Laura J, 49, Middleton,
WI 53562. , 11/29/2011, Speeding in
School Zones, $151.80
continued from page 11
Theyre still young and inexperi-
Raw and somewhat undeveloped.
But Middletons boys basketball
team certainly grew up some last
The Cardinals notched a pair of
huge wins, first rallying past host
Beloit Memorial, 60-51, last
Thursday. Middleton followed that
with an impressive 70-48 rout of vis-
iting Janesville Parker last Saturday.
This group really practices and
plays with great energy and they gen-
uinely like one another, said
Middleton coach Kevin Bavery,
whose team improved to 2-1. Both
of those traits go a long ways as you
build a team.
Middleton trailed the Purple
Knights, 38-37, heading to the fourth
quarter. But Cardinals junior Luke
Schafer and senior Tyler Markel both
scored nine points in the fourth quar-
ter as Middleton rallied for a huge
road win.
Beloit was also whistled for back-
to-back technical fouls in the final
minute and Markel made 5-of-6 free
throws to put the game away.
We consistently came up with the
big play whenever the Purple Knights
would get within a possession,
Bavery said. We played hard and
kept our cool in a heated game.
Schafer finished with 17 points,
seven rebounds and three assists.
Markel added nine points, and senior
Kenji Passini had eight points and
five rebounds.
In all, Middleton had 10 players
You see 10 players score in
blowouts, but to have 10 score in a
tight game is a great sign for this
team as a lot of players are contribut-
ing, Bavery said.
Beloit led, 26-21, at halftime and
extended that advantage to 36-25
midway through the third quarter.
Growing up
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Luke Schafer and Middletons boys basketball team won a pair of games last week.
Boys basketball
team notches
two huge wins
See BOYS BB, page 22
What a difference a week makes.
Middletons girls basketball team,
which struggled immensely in its
season-opening loss to Kimberly,
rebounded in a big way last week.
First, the Cardinals rolled past
visiting Madison Memorial, 58-45,
last Tuesday. Middleton followed
that up with a 77-53 pasting of host
Beloit Memorial last Friday.
Middleton improved to 2-1 over-
all and 2-0 in the Big Eight
We played at a much better pace
the last two games, said Cardinals
coach Jeff Kind, whose team scored
just 17 points in its season-opener. I
think were starting to realize how
hard we have to play to compete. We
have a long way to go, but were
making progress.
Middleton got 14 points from jun-
ior center Anna Bunyan and 12 from
sophomore forward Cole Jordee in
its win over Madison Memorial.
Senior guard Natalie Staples added
eight points, while senior guard Leah
Wolff and sophomore forward Jenna
Blair both had six.
Girls basketball
team wins twice
See GIRLS BB, page 21
Steve Libert knows theres work to
be done.
Middletons hockey coach fully
understands his team is nowhere close
to where it needs to be.
But Libert also knows this.
It is more enjoyable to work on
things while winning than the other
way around, he said.
And winning is exactly what these
Cardinals are doing.
Middleton continued its impressive
start last week, posting two shutout
wins and improving to 4-0 on the
young season.
Middleton skated past Sun Prairie,
2-0, last Tuesday. Then the Cardinals
blasted Madison Memorial, 6-0, last
There are a few issues we need to
address, Libert said. Defensively we
watch the game when we are away
from the puck. Forwards drift rather
than speed back into defensive cover-
age, which leaves too big of a gap
when there is a turnover. This stifles
our attack, which in turn does not
stress the oppositions defense
On offense, our defensemen have
contributed nicely and our forwards
have made smart decisions with the
puck. But we need to be more relent-
less in our pursuit of loose pucks and
Hockey Cards
begin year 4-0
See HOCKEY, page 23
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Natalie Staples and Middletons girls basketball team bounced back last week from a season-opening loss.
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Middletons wrestling team
entered the year flying below the
radar of most.
But that might have changed last
Middleton toppled perennial
power Hartland Arrowhead, 44-26,
last Thursday. The Cardinals then
finished second at the eight-team
Reedsburg Scramble last Saturday.
I think we left some matches out
there that we probably should have
won, Middleton coach Kent Weiler
said. But overall Im really happy.
Its a good start for us and we
have plenty of time to improve on
A year ago, Middleton was drilled
by Arrowhead. But 12 months later,
the Cardinals took the fight to the
Middleton got pins from Lon
Yeary (220), Sean Benedict (heavy-
weight), Brett Cain (113), Nathan
Dresen (182) and Wyatt Cory (195).
Middleton also got wins from
Justin Swiersz (126), Jake Cain
(138), Shay Haase (160) and Taggart
Haase (171).
Anytime you can beat
Arrowhead at anything its a big
achievement, Weiler said. They
put their best lineup out there and we
beat them.
Last year, they whipped us over
there. So we had this marked on our
calendar as a great test for our-
The Cardinals passed another test
with a stellar performance at the
Reedsburg Scramble.
Jake Cain (138) and Shay Haase
(160) shined for Middleton, taking
first place in their respective weight
Cain pinned all five of his oppo-
nents on his way to a title.
He opened by pinning Westons
Nick Bennett in 1:37, then pinned
Westbys Austin Pasch in 2:18. After
pinning Monroes Aaron Hesgard in
just 42 seconds, Cain pinned
Lancasters Daniel Rice in 1:39.
Then in the title match, Cain also
pinned Nick Sieber of Reedsburg in
That just shows how good Jake
is, Weiler said. And hes only
going to get better. Hes out with
vengeance and thats nice to see.
Shay Haase had himself quite a
day, as well.
Haase received a first round bye,
then pinned Chris Jepson of
Reedsburg in just 1:05. Haase then
pinned Westbys Jacob Rooney in
2:20 and Westons Morgan Seep in
51 seconds.
Then in the title match, Haase
pinned Ryan Hughes of Monroe in
I was really pleased with him,
Weiler said of Haase. He wrestled
some good matches.
Middleton got second place fin-
ishes from Brett Cain at 113 pounds
and Grant Laurent at 152. It also got
third place finishes from Cory at 195
and Benedict at heavyweight.
Cain went 3-1 on the day. Laurent
pinned his first three foes before los-
ing in the title match to Westons
Cody Willis, 3-2.
Cory lost in the championship
bracket, but rallied back to pin
Oregons Matt Sampson in 54 sec-
onds to capture third place.
Benedict went 3-2 on his way to a
third place finish.
It was a good start, Weiler said.
Were trying to keep the guys
reigned back a little bit because we
know the time to peak and thats later
in the year. But were going to con-
tinue to learn and continue to get bet-
Middletons boys swimming team
had a solid start to its season last week.
The Cardinals lost to WIAA
Division 1 defending state champion
Madison Memorial, 119-51, last Friday.
Middleton then bounced back and
won the Nicolet Sprint Invite Saturday.
Both meets went well despite los-
ing to Madison Memorial, Cardinals
coach Luke Lengfeld said. A lot of the
guys have started this season faster than
they did last year, which was great to
Middleton finished with 348 points
at the 16-team Nicolet Invite, while run-
ner-up Verona/Mount Horeb was sec-
ond at 314. Cedarburg (261),
Shorewood (190) and Waukesha
North/Kettle Moraine (180) rounded
out the top five.
Against Madison Memorial,
Middleton got wins from Jackson
Uselman in the 200 yard freestyle and
the 500 yard freestyle.
The Cardinals got second-place fin-
ishes from Nick Lund in the 200 yard
freestyle and Zack Parkin in the 50 yard
freestyle. Middleton also got second
place finishes from its 400 yard
freestyle relay team of Zack Parkin,
Jack McGovern, Nick Lund and
Uselman, and the 200 yard free relay
team of Parkin, Lund, McGovern and
We have plenty to work on when it
comes to starts, turns and stroke tech-
nique, Lengfeld said. With it only
being three weeks into the season I am
very happy where the team is.
On deck: Middleton was at the
Brookfield Invite Tuesday, is at
Janesville Parker Friday and at the
Janesville Parker Relays Saturday.
Swimmers win
Nicolet Invite
A stellar start for
MHS wrestlers
Cardinals 2nd
at Reedsburg;
top Arrowhead
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Middleton senior Jake Cain (left) took first place at the Reedsburg Scramble last Saturday.
Editors Note: The following girls
basketball preview of the Big Eight
Conference is from
Predicted Order of Finish
1) Janesville Parker
2) Sun Prairie
3) Middleton
4) Verona
5) Janesville Craig
6) Madison La Follette
7) Madison West
8) Madison East
9) Madison Memorial
10) Beloit Memorial
Players to Watch
Jenna Conom, Jr., Sun Prairie:
The teams second-leading scorer a
year ago, Conom will need to push for
double-digits to help take the load off
McKayla Yentz.
Kristi Crandall, Sr., Janesville
Craig: A second team all-conference
pick last season, Crandall averaged
just less than 10 points per game.
Dani Fugate, Sr., Janesville
Parker: Fugate received honorable
mention all-conference recognition
last season.
Amelia Grahn, Jr., Madison La
Follette: Grahn averaged about 7
points per game, but will need to
increase that number following the
graduation of the teams top three
Ashley Hartwig, Sr., Janesville
Parker: A first team all-conference
pick, Hartwig averaged 12 points per
game last year for the Vikings.
Jamie Hintz, Sr., Verona: Hintz
was the second-leading scorer for the
Wildcats last year.
Alysha Justice, Jr., Madison
East: Justice missed a big part of last
year but when healthy, did average
more than 15 points per game.
Shannon McCauley, Sr.,
Middleton: McCauley was a reserve
last year, but will need to step into a
much larger role this season.
Liz McMahon, Jr.,
Middleton: McMahon was a second-
team all-conference choice after lead-
ing the league champion Cardinals in
scoring last season.
McKayla Yentz, Sr., Sun
Prairie: A Marquette recruit, Yentz
was a first-team all-conference selec-
tion last season after averaging nearly
17 points per game.
2012 Team Previews
1) Janesville Parker
The Vikings have been one of the
leagues most consistent programs for
years, posting double-digit confer-
ence wins for nine straight years. That
streak should certainly run to 10 as
the Vikings return a talented group
from last season. The gifted senior
duo of Ashley Hartwig and Dani
Fugate provides head coach Tom
Klawitter with leadership and produc-
tion. Hartwig was a first-team all-con-
ference selection last year after aver-
aging 12 points per game. Fugate
added 11 points per game and was an
honorable-mention selection. In addi-
tion to senior Jackie Shepler, a quartet
of players that saw action as freshmen
are back for the Vikings.
2) Sun Prairie
The Cardinals are poised to make a
big jump in the standings after finish-
ing 6-12 in the league a year ago. The
return of five starters, including all-
state candidate McKayla Yentz will
do that. Yentz committed to
Marquette over the summer after
earning first-team all-conference hon-
ors last year. Yentz led the team in
scoring at nearly 17 points per game,
although no one else averaged more
than seven per contest. The Cardinals
got solid contributions from several
players last year, but will need some-
one to step into that second scorers
role. Theres also work to be done on
defense after Sun Prairie allowed 49
points per game last year.
3) Middleton
The Cardinals have been the
leagues dominant program for a
number of years, winning a share of
six straight conference titles, includ-
ing two straight outright champi-
onships. The Cardinals have also
advanced to five straight state tourna-
ments. Head coach Jeff Kinds pro-
gram should be solid once again, but
may have a hard time extending those
streaks following the loss of four
starters from years group. We will
have to replace a lot of the scoring
punch and experience provided by
last years seniors, Kind said. The
one starter coming back for
Middleton is outstanding however.
Liz McMahon exploded onto the
scene as a sophomore, leading the
Cardinals in scoring at 12 points per
game on her way to second-team all-
conference recognition. Shannon
McCauley, Darcy Dean, Natalie
Staples and Anna Bunyan all had a
fair amount of playing time last year,
but will have to step into more signif-
icant roles, added Kind.
4) Verona
The Wildcats have continually fin-
ished towards the top of the confer-
ence, but head coach Angie Murphy
will face some big-time challenges in
2012-13. Gone is 17-point per game
scorer and league Player of the Year
Ashley Bartow. A number of juniors
got playing time last year, including
Jamie Hintz, who heads into her sen-
ior year as the teams leading return-
ing scorer at six points per game. The
Wildcats have traditionally been
strong defensively, allowing just 38
points per game last year.
5) Janesville Craig
The Cougars should be a factor in
the Big Eight race after finishing 12-6
last year. Kristi Crandall should be
one of the top players in the league
after earning second-team all-confer-
ence honors last season. Nicole Kelly
and Allison Calkins were key contrib-
utors as sophomores and should be
ready to step into even larger roles as
6) Madison La Follette
The Lancers have made solid
improvements under head coach Liz
Hrodey, highlighted by a 12-6 finish
in the Big Eight last season. The top
three scorers are gone from last year:
Rani Singh, Clare Gloede, and Emily
Baltisberger. However, Amelia Grahn
and Megan Meiller saw plenty of
action last year and will be looked to
for much bigger roles this season.
7) Madison West
The Regents made an impressive
turnaround last year, going from 6-12
in 2010-11 to 14-4 in league play.
Unfortunately, theyll be starting over
this year, as all five players that
earned some form of all-conference
recognition have graduated. The
Regents do return a pair of talented
sophomores however. Ebony Nettles-
Bey and Shaquita Lee combined to
average a little more than 10 points
per game last season and will be inte-
gral players to the teams success in
8) Madison East
The Purgolders had big hopes last
year, but went just 4-14. Makailah
Dyer, who is now with the Wisconsin
Badgers, was the teams pulse, aver-
aging 24.6 points per game. However,
she missed time early in the year, and
junior standout Alysha Justice only
played in nine games as well. Besides
Dyer, all other players are back.
9) Madison Memorial
The Spartans have struggled to
remain competitive in the Big Eight,
with no winning seasons since 2004-
05. Marissa Hoyer was the teams
leading scorer last year about about
seven points per game and is back for
her senior season.
10) Beloit Memorial
The Purple Knights have nowhere
to go but up after finishing 3-21 and
1-17 in the Big Eight. The good news
is that last years team had no seniors,
so everyone is back.
Parker tabbed league favorite
Middleton picked
to finish third
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Cole Jordee and Middletons girls basketball team have been picked to finish third in the Big Eight.
1 2 3 4 5 6
11 12 13 14
Thursday, Dec. 6
4:30 p.m. Girls freshman White basketball vs. Sun Prairie at
Cardinal Heights Middle School
5:45 p.m. Girls sophomore basketball vs. Janesville Parker
5:45 p.m. Girls freshman Red basketball vs. Janesville Parker
6:30 p.m. JV wrestling at Madison East
7 p.m. Varsity wrestling at Madison East
7:30 p.m. Girls varsity basketball vs. Janesville Parker
Friday, Dec. 7
5:15 p.m. Boys freshman Red basketball vs. Madison East Purple
5:30 p.m. Boys varsity swimming at Janesville Parker Triangular
w/Madison La Follette
5:30 p.m. Boys JV swimming at Janesville Parker Triangular
w/Madison La Follette
5:45 p.m. Boys sophomore basketball at Madison East
6 p.m. Boys JV hockey vs. Monona Grover at Hartmeyer
7:30 p.m. Boys varsity basketball at Madison east
Saturday, Dec. 8
9:30 a.m. Varsity wrestling at Tomah
11 a.m. Boys varsity swimming at Janesville Parker Invitational
11 a.m. Girls JV hockey vs. Baraboo at Madison Ice Arena
1 p.m. Boys JV hockey vs. Monona Grove at Madison Ice Arena
5:45 p.m. Boys sophomore basketball vs. Madison West
5:45 p.m. Boys freshman Red basketball vs. Madison West Blue
5:45 p.m. Boys freshman White basketball vs. Madison West Gold
7:30 p.m. Boys varsity basketball vs. Madison West
8 p.m. Girls varsity hockey at Sun Prairie
Tuesday, Dec. 11
6 p.m. Boys JV hockey vs. Janesville
6:30 p.m. JV wrestling at Janesville Craig
7 p.m. Varsity wrestling at Janesville Craig
8 p.m. Boys varsity hockey vs. Janesville
Thursday, Dec. 13
5:30 p.m. Boys freshman White basketball vs. Verona White
5:30 p.m. Boys varsity diving vs. Madison West
5:30 p.m. Boys varsity swimming vs. Madison West
5:45 p.m. Boys sophomore basketball at Verona
7 p.m. Boys freshman Red basketball vs. Verona Orange
7:30 p.m. Boys varsity basketball at Verona
8 p.m. Boys varsity hockey at Madison East/La Follette
Friday, Dec. 14
5:15 p.m. Girls freshman White basketball at Madison East
5:45 p.m. Girls sophomore basketball at Madison East
7:30 p.m. Girls varsity basketball at Madison East
Saturday, Dec. 15
9 a.m. Boys varsity diving at West Bend Invite
9 a.m. Varsity wrestling at Appleton West Invite
12:40 p.m. Boys JV hockey vs. Ashwaubenon
3 p.m. Boys varsity hockey vs. Ashwaubenon
5:45 p.m. Boys sophomore basketball vs. Sun Prairie
5:45 p.m. Boys freshman Red basketball vs. Sun Prairie Red
5:45 p.m. Boys freshman White basketball vs. Sun Prairie White
7 p.m. Girls varsity hockey at Stoughton
7:30 p.m. Boys varsity basketball vs. Sun Prairie
The Cardinals raced to a 20-10
lead after the first quarter, before
Madison Memorial began picking
away. Middletons lead was trimmed
to 32-26 by halftime and was 45-39
heading to the fourth.
But the Cardinals came up big in
the fourth quarter, played terrific
defense and pulled away.
Defensively, were forcing the
pace a little better, but we still have
to learn positioning on the press and
how to recover without giving up an
easy basket, Kind said. It will take
some time before everyone is on the
same page defensively.
Middleton was never in any dan-
ger against Beloit Memorial. Staples
led all scorers with 20 points, Blair
added 15, and both senior guard
Shannon McCauley and Jordee
scored 12.
Middleton raced to a 22-10 lead
after the first quarter and extended
that advantage to 44-28 by halftime.
Beloit closed within 57-46 after
three quarters, but Middleton
outscored the Purple Knights, 20-7,
in the fourth.
On offense we are seeing
improvement as well, Kind said. A
little better passing, a little more
aggressive on drives, a little quicker
with our shots, a little better going to
the boards. All those factors help
contribute to scoring more points.
On deck: Middleton, which has
won at least a share of six straight
Big Eight Conference titles, hosts
perennial power Janesville Parker
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The Vikings are the consensus
favorite this season. But of course,
the path goes through Middleton.
Parker will be a big challenge,
because they will be very sound both
offensively and defensively, Kind
said. We have still struggled to keep
teams off the offensive glass and tak-
ing care of the ball. Parker is the type
of team that makes you pay for those
weaknesses. Well see if weve made
significant progress.
From the infirmary: Middleton
junior forward Liz McMahon, a sec-
ond-team preseason all-state player,
has missed the first three games of
the year with a broken finger.
McMahon was scheduled to visit a
doctor Tuesday with hopes of being
Were hoping for good news,
Kind said.
GIRLS BB continued from page 17 n
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Anna Bunyan (34) and Middletons girls basketball team are 2-1 heading
into a showdown Thursday night with league-favorite Janesville Parker.
But Middleton finished the third
quarter on a 12-2 run and closed
within one point heading to the
Schafer and sophomore Ian
Hokanson both had five points during
the Cardinals third quarter burst, as
each hit a three-pointer. Hokanson
also added an acrobatic finish off a
Kenji Passini assist.
Kenji ignited us with a steal and
ironically a missed dunk, Bavery
said. Normally a missed dunk upsets
a coach as you just want the two
points no matter what. But he was
way above the rim and tried to put it
down hard and just caught too much
back rim. But it showed his team-
mates that he was all in and I think
it was a key part of our second half
Middleton took control from
there, passed the Purple Knights in
the fourth and notched its first win of
the season. The only drawback was
Middleton shot just 10-of-24 (41.6%)
from the free throw line, including 1-
of-8 (12.5%) in the first half.
Obviously its an area we have to
improve in, Bavery said. But to go
10-of-24 and still win shows we are
playing well in a lot of areas, particu-
larly on the defensive end.
And we are playing hard and we
are playing aggressive and getting
our hands on the basketball a lot with
deflections, getting on the floor, and
getting after the offensive glass.
Offensively its a work in progress as
far as decision-making, but that will
continue to get better.
It appeared to get better against
Janesville Parker, as the Cardinals
cruised to an easy win.
Junior guard Derek Rongstad led
the way with 15 points, 10 rebounds
and four assists. Junior forward Chris
Little had 15 points, while Schafer
added 11 points, five steals and four
Middleton raced out of the gates
and took a 6-0 lead on Parents
We attacked right away on both
ends of the court and it was great to
see the early energy, Bavery said.
Sometimes though, it can come a lit-
tle too easy and players think it will
be that way all night and that caught
up with us.
It wasnt.
Parker closed within 11-7 by the
end of the first quarter and knotted
things up at 11 early in the second
quarter. Thats when Bavery acted
like a hockey coach, and made a five-
for-five substitution.
Sometimes you just have to com-
municate to all five in a way other
than a timeout, he said. Were con-
fident in our depth and various com-
With good reason.
Middletons five reserves bumped
the lead up to five, and by halftime,
the Cardinals held a 34-24 advantage.
Little had seven points in the sec-
ond quarter and Rongstad added six.
If Derek lets the game come to
him he can be really special at times,
Bavery said. He likes the ball in his
hands as a point guard, and when he
gives it up early and lets it come back
around, so much more is available to
him and his teammates.
The teams traded blows in the
third quarter, and Middletons lead
was 47-37 heading to the fourth. But
the Cardinals closed with a flourish,
outscoring the Vikings, 23-11, in the
Rongstad had seven points in the
fourth quarter and Little added six.
Lots of little things have to get
better, Bavery said. We reach too
much on the press instead of playing
position, we gamble with the wrong
hand at times, and we arent nearly as
physical as we need to be on black-
outs. But those areas are all cor-
rectable with time and repetition and
On deck: Middleton is at
Madison East Friday and hosts
Madison West Saturday. Both games
start at 7:30 p.m.
Both teams have high skilled and
athletic personnel, Bavery said.
Well have our work cut us for us,
but well show up ready to play both
BOYS BB continued from page 17 n
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Demond Hill and Middletons boys basketball team are now 2-1 in the Big
Eight Conference.
Boys basketball
Dec. 1
Middleton 70, Janesville Parker 48
Janesville Parker .... 7 17 13 11 48
Middleton .. 11 23 13 23 70
Conley 16, Treinen 4, Palan 6, Smith 15. Totals:
19 7-15 48.
MIDDLETON Little 15, Rongstad 15,
Hill 5, Hokanson 2, Passini 6, Waelti 4, Oelerich
6, Revord 1, Rogeberg 3, Schafer 11, Markel 2.
Totals 25 18-29 70.
Three-point goals: JP 3 (Palan 2, Smith);
Mid 2 (Little, Passini). Total fouls JP 25, Mid
19. Fouled out Treinen.
Nov. 29
Middleton 60, Beloit Memorial 51
Middleton .... 9 12 16 23 60
Beloit Memorial . 7 17 12 13 51
MIDDLETON Oelerich 7, Rongstad 2,
Hill 5, Hokanson 5, Schultz 2, Passini 8, Little 3,
Waelti 2, Schafer 17, Markel 9. Totals 23 10-24
11, Fair 3, Peacock 1, Edwards 6, Morris 4.
Totals: 16 17-27 51.
Three-point goals: Mi 4 (Hill, Hokanson,
Little, Schafer); BM 2 (Neal, Edwards). Total
fouls Mid 24, BM 22. Fouled out Peacock.
Girls basketball
Nov. 30
Middleton 77, Beloit Memorial 53
Middleton ..... 22 22 13 20 77
Beloit Memorial . 10 18 18 7 53
MIDDLETON Bunyan 1, Shea 1, Jordee
12, Raffel 7, Blair 15, Montour 1, Roach 1, Wolff
4, Staples 20, McCauley 12. Totals 25 16-33 77.
Kiger 10, Davis 5, Evans 7, Ellis 6, Harris 2,
Light 2, Whittington 8, Story 2. Totals 23 6-18
3-point goals Mid 11 (Staples 4, Blair 4,
McCauley 2, Wolff 1), BM 1 (Davis). Total fouls
Mid 19, BM 21. Fouled out Jost, Hoyer,
Nov. 27
Madison Memorial .... 10 16 13 6 45
Middleton ..... 20 12 13 13 58
4, Lutz 1, Wilson 2, Ortega-Flowers 5, Woods 3,
Hoyer 10, Riese 2, Franken 8. Totals 17 10-13 45.
MIDDLETON Wolff 6, Dean 2, Raffel 2,
McCauley 5, Blair 6, Staples 8, Jordee 12,
Bunyan 14, Roach 3. Totals 19 17-28 58.
3-point goals MM 1 (Woods 1), Mi 3
(Wolff 2, McCauley). Total fouls MM 25, Mi
17. Fouled out Jost, Hoyer, Riese.
Dec. 1
Middleton 6, Madison Memorial 0
Madison Memorial .... 0 0 0 0
Middleton ... 3 0 3 6
First period: Mi Brown (Bunz), 3:13;
Carey (Sheehan) (sh), 14:18; Carey (Brown),
Third period: Brown (Campbell), 1:25;
Wolfinger (Mautsch, Kottler) (pp), 5:29; Bunz
(Sheehan), 13:21.
Saves: Mi (McConnell) 16; MM (Osborn)
Penalties: MM 3-9; Mi 3-6.
Nov. 27
Middleton 2, Sun Prairie 0
Sun Prairie .............. 0 0 0 0
Middleton ................ 1 0 1 1
First period: Mi Wolfinger, 11:38.
Third period: Mi Campbell (Carey,
McLeod) (pp); 9:09.
Saves: SP (Francois) 38; Mi (McConnell) 15.
Penalties: Mi 7-14, SP 6-12.
Dec. 1
Reedsburg Scramble
Team scores: Lancaster 205.5, Middleton
184, Sparta 179.5, Weston 162.5, Reedsburg
128.5, Monroe 123.5, Racine Horlick 106,
Westby 101, Oregon 53.
Middleton results
106 - Shamar Madlock placed fourth and
scored 10 points.
Round 1 - Hunter Dischler (Weston) won by
tech fall over Madlock, 23-5
Round 2 - Madlock won by major decision
over Robert Corliss (Oregon), 23-11)
Round 3 - Madlock pinned Cole Johnson
(Westby), 1:47
Championship Bracket - Tyson Wolf
(Lancaster) pinned Madlock, 2:57
Third Place Match - Trygve Zurfluh
(Sparta) won by tech fall over Madlock, 15-0
113 - Brett Cain placed second and scored 16
Round 1 - Cain received a bye
Round 2 - Cain won by decision over Lizzy
Austin (Lancaster), 5-3
Round 3 - Cain pinned Corey Zimmerman
(Sparta), 1:00
Round 4 - Cain pinned Jordan Rupp
(Weston), 5:07
Round 5 - Wyatt Rabuck (Reedsburg) pinend
Cain, 5:06
120 - Justin Swiersz placed fifth and scored 9
Round 1 - Gabe Paez (Racine Horlick)
pinned Swiersz, 5:43
Round 2 - Swiersz pinned Kyle Crary
(Weston), 0:44
Round 3 - Brett Cade (Westby) pinned
Swiersz, 5:44
Consolation Bracket - Swiersz pinned Noah
Engelhart (Oregon), 2:49
Fifth Place Match - Swiersz won by deci-
sion over Logan Lewerenz (Reedsburg), 4-3
132 - Mike O`Shea placed fourth and scored
9 points.
Round 1 - O`Shea won by decision over
Lucas Knight (Westby), 4-2
Round 2 - Kyle Mezera (Lancaster) pinned
O`Shea, 3:22
Round 3 - O`Shea pinned Omar Sacramento
(Oregon), 1:42
Championship Bracket - Brock Polhamus
(Sparta) 4-1 pinned O`Shea, 3:57
Third Place Match - Nate Erbs (Reedsburg)
3-2 pinned O`Shea, 2:33
138 - Jake Cain placed first and scored 26
Round 1 - Cain pinned Nick Bennett
(Weston), 1:37
Round 2 - Cain pinned Austin Pasch
(Westby), 2:18
Round 3 - Cain pinned Aaron Hesgard
(Monroe), 0:42
Championship Bracket - Cain pinned
Daniel Rice (Lancaster), 1:39
First Place Match - Cain pinned Nick Sieber
(Reedsburg), 3:23
145 - Jacob Laurent placed sixth and scored 7
Round 1 - Kevin Klopfenstein (Monroe) 3-2
won by major decision over Laurent, 8-0
Round 2 - Ross Withington (Westby) won by
major decision over Laurent, 10-0
Round 3 - Laurent pinned Dustin Aspenson
(Weston), 0:15
Consolation Bracket - Laurent pinned Mack
Bautch (Reedsburg), 0:57
Fifth Place Match - Lightning Hernandez
(Racine Horlick) pinned Laurent, 4:59
152 - Grant Laurent placed second and scored
28 points
Round 1 - Laurent received a bye
Round 2 - Laurent pinned Dillon Erickson
(Sparta), 3:50
Round 4 - Laurent pinned Nick Korndoerfer
(Racine Horlick), 3:41
Round 5 - Laurent pinned Alex Withey
(Lancaster), 5:10
First Place Match - Cody Willis (Weston)
won by decision over Laurent, 3-2
160 - Shay Haase placed first and scored
26.00 points.
Round 1 - Haase received a bye
Round 2 - Haase pinned Chris Jepson
(Reedsburg), 1:05
Round 3 - Haase pinned Jacob Rooney
(Westby), 2:20
Championship Bracket - Haase pinned
Morgan Seep (Weston), 0:51
First Place Match - Haase pinned Ryan
Hughes (Monroe), 1:55
170 - Taggart Haase placed fourth and scored
16 points.
Round 1 - Haase won by decision over Dylan
Keuster (Reedsburg), 7-0
Round 2 - Haase received a bye
Round 3 - Haase pinned Greg Skon (Sparta),
Round 5 - Andres Marquez (Racine Horlick)
won by decision over Haase, 6-0
Third Place Match - Mason McCauley
(Weston) won by major decision over Haase, 10-
182 - Nathan Dresen placed sixth and scored
7 points
Round 1 - Dusty Burkhalter (Monroe) won
by major decision over Dresen, 14-0
Round 2 - David Chadd (Lancaster) pinned
Dresen, 3:01
Round 3 - Dresen pinned Lewis Gameson
(Westby), 3:36
Consolation Bracket - Dresen won by injury
default over Andrew Nyenhuis (Oregon)
Fifth Place Match - Aaron Lopp
(Reedsburg) pinned Dresen, 0:42
195 - Wyatt Cory placed third and scored 15
Round 1 - Cory pinned Eric Schreier
(Westby), 0:50
Round 2 - Cory (Middleton) pinned Connor
Flynn (Lancaster), 3:20
Round 3 - Daniel Dawley (Sparta) pinned
Cory, 3:11
Championship Bracket - Atticus Sharp
(Weston) won by major decision over Cory, 12-3
Third Place Match - Cory pinned Matt
Sampson (Oregon), 0:54
285 - Sean Benedict placed third and scored
15 points.
Round 1 - Joseph Benish (Sparta) won by
decision over Benedict, 5-3
Round 2 - Benedict pinned Jake Kluever
(Oregon), 2:46
Round 3 - Brett Zimmerman (Monroe)
pinned Benedict, 1:13
Round 4 - Benedict received a bye
Round 5 - Benedict pinned Ossian Sharp
(Weston), 0:46
Middleton Ladies
Nov. 27
Janie Lange 556, Verelene Morris 517,
Frayne Born 495, Cindy Hall 484, Kristie
Stapleton 475, Lyn Passini 468, Paula Brunner
466, Linda Van Heuklom 460, Cathy Matts 456,
Deb Gudel 452.
more determined around the net.
Middleton, which is 2-0 in the Big
Eight Conference, has allowed just
three total goals in its first four games.
Sophomore goalie Max McConnell
posted both shutouts last week.
Max has played very well in the
net making some nice saves through
traffic in both games, Libert said.
Middletons win over Sun Prairie
wasnt overly artistic. But it was
extremely hard fought.
Kevin Wolfinger scored first with a
shot from just inside the blue line to
give Middleton a 1-0 lead at the 11:38
mark of the first period.
Kevin has played well and has
been our most responsible forward,
Libert said. He has been making
smart plays with and without the puck.
Probably our most consistent forward
as well.
The second goal came from Nico
Campbell midway through the third
period. And the way McConnell and
Middletons defense were performing,
that was all the offense Middleton
Our defensemen were good and
bad without much in between, Libert
said. They did a great job of winning
pucks and jump starting the offense by
carrying the puck, but then delayed in
getting back on the right side of the
They also struggled in supporting
their partner, which does not allow us
to reorganize our attack when one side
of the ice gets cutoff. Max played well
in a game where the shots came in
inconsistent waves.
McConnell was even better in the
Cardinals win over Madison
Memorial Saturday.
McConnell stopped a breakaway
and a pair of two-on-ones to notch a
second straight shutout.
He ended up with 16 saves, but
some of them were significant to earn-
ing a shutout, Libert said.
Middletons Clayton Brown scored
just more than three minutes into the
game. Then Jordan Carey scored
twice within a two-minute span late in
the first period as the Cardinals raced
to a 3-0 lead.
It stayed that way until the third
period when Clayton Brown scored
just 1:25 into the period. Wolfinger
tipped in a shot four minutes later and
Jake Bunz finished the scoring at
Per usual, Libert wasnt totally sat-
We played a bit soft in regards to
finishing plays at the net, but over-
aggressive in our pursuit of the puck,
he said. Rather than one player in
pursuit we had two or three, then one
pass would beat all of them and give
Memorial a numerical advantage ver-
sus our defense.
We need to improve our ability to
defend the middle of the ice. Our tran-
sition to offense and defending the
middle are at the top of the list of
Yes, theres work to be done. But
the Cardinals are doing it with an
impressive 4-0 record.
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photo by Mary
goalie Max
Mc Co n n e l l
had a pair of
shutouts last
week when
the Cardinals
won two Big
E i g h t
Conf e re nc e
Twenty-three Middleton High
School DECA members competed at
the UW-Whitewater Mini-Conference
on Saturday. The students performed
role-plays based on situations they
would encounter if they had a job in
marketing and took a multiple choice
test based on marketing concepts.
The mini-conference is a workshop
designed to give students experience
with competitions, MHS DECA ad-
viser Robert Hutchison said. The first
official DECA competition is Districts
in January. I like to bring students to
this conference because it gives them
an idea of what to expect at Districts.
For students who havent competed be-
fore, its a great way to give them ex-
perience presenting before a judge. For
those who have competed before, its a
great way for them to fine tune their
presentation skills.
The students who finished first, sec-
ond, and third in each event were
awarded medals. Students only com-
pete against other members from their
school. The student from each school
that finishes with the highest number
of points is named the series champion
from that school.
The series champion from MHS was
Andrea Green because of her outstand-
ing performance on all of her events.
Medal winners included Green, Kate
Degler, Tristan Freides, Fiona Ljumani,
Marissa Nelson, Stephanie Reiss,
Madeline Guyette, Randy Perez, Abby
Hudson, and Kirsten Oliver.
Glacier Creek eighth-graders re-
ceived valuable history and life lessons
John Skaife, a Vietnam veteran who
lives in Bloomington, Wis., talked to
more than 70 students in three sections
of Tom Moss health class about his ex-
periences. Skaife and Moss father
were members of the same American
Legion troop.
I have known John my entire life,
said Moss, who also said his sister and
one of Skaifes daughters were in the
same grade in school.
Moss thought it would be beneficial
for the students to learn about basic
training, war time and the mental, emo-
tional and physical aspects of being a
For not being a professional pre-
senter, I thought John was very open
and honest in his message to students,
said Moss, in his first year at Glacier
Creek. He stressed to work hard, to
control your anger and emotions and
that your attitude and the way you ap-
proach life is everything.
Skaife, 64, talked to the classes for
more than 30 minutes before taking
questions. He talked about joining the
army in 1968 and how he was sent to
an island after basic training to get
ready for Vietnam. The students
seemed quite surprised to learn he ate
iguana, snakes and worms, which he
said tasted like potato chips when fried.
You learn to survive, he said.
A good friend of his died on the
same night he was wounded in combat.
Skaife said he was shot in both legs and
the left leg was in pretty bad shape.
I thought I was a goner, he said.
He wasnt rescued until the next
morning. He was taken by helicopter to
a hospital, which was bombed that
same night.
The nurses took us out and put us
under a bunk, said Skaife, who later
received a Purple Heart. I believe the
only nurse ever killed in combat in
Vietnam happened that night. She was
a hero in my book.
Skaife admitted he had some diffi-
culty adjusting to life when he returned
to the United States.
Protestors called us names and
threw things at us, he said. I figured
I was fighting for our country, right or
wrong. When they treated us that way,
it really burned me and made me angry.
We were worse than dirt. You won-
der why a Vietnam veteran is angry, its
not from being over there but the way
we were treated.
Skaife shared a phone conversation
he had with his girlfriend at the time.
She told him everything was set for
Dec. 27. He asked what was going on
Dec. 27 and she said their wedding. He
told the class he didnt even remember
asking her to marry him. John and
Carol have been married for 43 years
and have two daughters.
There were some lighter moments,
too. He explained that everyone had a
nickname. His nickname was Sam.
Nobody went by a regular name,
he said. I couldnt even look up some
of the guys today because I didnt
know their real names.
Skaife owned and operated Johns
Auto Body Shop in Bloomington for
nearly 30 years before health issues
forced him to retire. He now works as
a tour guide for WARCO Transporta-
Skaife admitted he had never talked
to a class before. Moss was thrilled
with his presentation.
This isnt a normal guy talking to
children, Moss said. He has a mes-
sage. He has gone through the hard
times of being a veteran. He has
brought his experiences to show you
why you need to respect and show
courtesy to veterans and other people
in general. It is a great testament to
how he has made great progress in his
life personally and what he is able to
do for others.
To me, Mr. Skaife is a hero, not only
a friend, but a teacher of life.
Photo contributed
John Skaife with Tom Moss.
Vietnam veteran Skaife speaks to Glacier students
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Dist.
Strong start for Middleton High School DECA competitors
Photo contributed
Pictured from left to right: (first row) Seeham Bnyat and Leah Meylor;
(second row) Jocylyn Tiedt, Andrea Green, Leah Krbecek, Kate Delger, Abby
Hudson, Kirsten Oliver, Madeline Guyette, Jonathon Brandenberg, and
Parker Johnson; (third row) Natalie Grande, Fiona Ljumani, Marissa Nel-
son, Randy Perez, Sophia Lahmers, Stephanie Reiss, Ivraj Seerha, Tristan
Freides, Lexi Caamal, Taylor Norton, Megan Norton and Akash Pattnaik.
Regular Board of Education
Meeting Minutes
Monday, November 12, 2012
1. Call Meeting to Order
The regular meeting of the Middle-
ton-Cross Plains Area School District
Board of Education was called to order
at 7:00 p.m. by President Ellen Lind-
Present: President Ellen Lindgren,
Clerk Annette Ashley, Treasurer Bob
Green, and Board Members Anne
Bauer, Jim Greer, Leeanne Hallquist
(arrived at 7:04 p.m.), and Terry Met-
Not Present: Vice President Diane
Hornung and Board Member Bob Hes-
selbein (via phone)
Others Present: Superintendent Don
Johnson, Assistant Superintendent
George Mavroulis, Assistant Superin-
tendent Tom Wohlleber, Principal Chris
Dahlk and Sauk Trail Teachers Traci
Danaher, Jacki Green and Rebecca
2. Recognition Perry Hibner nomi-
nated several area businesses for the
WASB Business Honor Roll program.
The following businesses were recog-
nized: M & I Bank (BMO Harris), and
Middleton Community Bank. These
businesses were recognized for their
partnerships with the district. The MHS
girls cross country team was recognized
for their fourth place finish at state and
coach Joe Spolar was recognized for
his 20 years as coach for cross country.
Members of the Yes Committee were
recognized for their efforts on the refer-
3. Approval of Board Meeting Min-
Greer to approve the Regular and
Closed Minutes of October 22, 2012,
Special Minutes of October 31, 2012,
and Special Minutes of November 5,
2012. Motion carried unanimously, 7-0.
4. Communications
Correspondence/Board Communica-
tion Annette Ashley distributed invita-
tions for the Madrigal Dinner at MHS.
Jim Greer shared an email from Joe
Donovan and thanked him for his hard
work on the referendum.
Citizen Comments None
5. Superintendents Report
Upcoming Events and Updates
The Lt. Governor will be at West Middle-
ton Elementary on Wednesday, Novem-
ber 14 at 10:30 a.m. to introduce the
Step Program. The Blue Ribbon Cere-
mony for Sunset Ridge Elementary will
take place on Tuesday, November 13 in
Washington D.C. MHS is holding their
annual Human Rights Week this week.
WKCE testing has concluded in the dis-
trict as of Friday, November 9.
6. Consent Agenda
Bauer to approve the following items for
consent agenda: 6.A.a. Approval of Bills
Payable, 6.B.c. Approval of Staff Ap-
pointments, 8.A. Approval of 66.03
Agreement for School to Career Pro-
gram, 8.D. Initial Approval of Policy IV-
D through IV-F and 8.E. Final Approval
of Policies IV-A through IV-C, and 8.G.
Approval of MEA Salaries for 2012-13.
Motion carried unanimously 7-0.
Administrative/Business Services
Approval of Bills Payable - Computer
check numbers 225126 through 225417
totaling $684,766.63 were reviewed by
the Board Treasurer and approved
under consent agenda. (Exhibit A)
Approval of Treasurers Report
There is no Treasurers Report to ap-
prove at this time.
B. Employee Services
Approval of Resignations There are
no resignations to approve at this time.
Approval of Leaves of Absence
There are no leaves of absence to ap-
prove at this time.
Approval of Staff Appointments The
board approved under consent agenda
the following staff appointments:
Traci Hipwell, to a 0.30 FTE tempo-
rary contract Speech and Language
Therapist at West Middleton, Glacier
Creek and MHS
Angela Norman, to a 0.10 FTE tem-
porary contract Speech and Language
Therapist at Northside
Approval of Staff Retirements There
are no staff retirements to approve at
this time.
Approval of Lay Offs There are no lay
offs to approve at this time.
C. District Consent Items
7. Items for Information/Discussion
School Improvement Team Reports
Sauk Trail Principal Chris Dahlk and
several Sauk Trail teachers presented
the School Improvement Team Report
for Sauk Trail. The group reviewed the
report card data, and shared informa-
tion on their math, reading and PBIS
goals. The board asked several ques-
tions and discussed some of the infor-
mation presented. (Exhibit B)
Post Referendum Discussion Don
and Tom updated the board on the next
steps now that the referendum has
passed. We have set up the planning
and design team meetings for the next
several months, and met with City of
Middleton and planning a meeting with
the Village of Cross Plains. Perry Hibner
expressed that we need to continue to
communicate with our municipalities
throughout the building process.
Review Policies IV-G and IV-H The
board reviewed Policies IV-G and IV-H
and had no suggestions for changes.
These policies will proceed to the No-
vember 26 regular board meeting for
Initial Approval.
Reschedule Board Development
Meeting The board discussed
rescheduling the November 5 Board
Development Meeting. Several options
were discussed and the board decided
on an extended Board Development
Meeting on February 4 from 6:00-9:00
Paperless Board Packets Cheryl
Janssen presented information on the
review process for choosing the new
software package for paperless board
meetings. The board decided to start
with the new system for the November
26 board meeting.
8. Items for Action
Approval of 66.03 Agreement for
School to Career Program The board
approved under consent agenda the
66.03 Agreement for School to Career
Program. (Exhibit C)
Resolution Authorizing Taxable Tax
and Revenue Anticipation Promissory
Note for Cash Flow Purposes in an
Amount Not to Exceed $2,000,000
Green to approve the Resolution Au-
thorizing Taxable Tax and Revenue An-
ticipation Promissory Note for Cash
Flow Purposes in an Amount Not to Ex-
ceed $2,000,000. Motion carried unan-
imously on a roll call vote, 7-0. (Exhibit
Board Resolution on Sequestration
from WASB Recommendation
Green to approve the Resolution on Se-
questration with the change to the
phrase in both documents to state sig-
nificant cuts to schools that serve our
most at-risk population instead of list-
ing possible areas for cuts. Motion car-
ried unanimously, 7-0. MOVED by
Hallquist SECONDED by Green to
strike more than prior to the approxi-
mate amount in the letter. Motion car-
ried unanimously, 7-0. MOVED by
Greer SECONDED by Hallquist to ap-
prove the Resolution as amended. Mo-
tion carried unanimously, 7-0. (Exhibit
Initial Approval of Policy IV-D through
IV-F The board approved under con-
sent agenda the Initial Approval of Pol-
icy IV-D and IV-F.
Final Approval of Policies IV-A
through IV-C The board approved
under consent agenda the Final Ap-
proval of Policies IV-A through IV-C.
(Exhibit F)
WASB Education Convention Regis-
trations Board members wanting to
the attend the WASB Education Con-
vention are Ellen Lindgren, Anne Bauer,
Annette Ashley, Bob Green, Bob Hes-
selbein and Leeanne Hallquist.
Approval of MEA Salaries for 2012-
13 The board approved under con-
sent agenda the MEA salary increases
for 2012-13.
Green to move into closed session to
decide on expulsion recommendations,
discussion of possible negotiations with
MEA and MESA, and salary discussion
for non-MEA employee groups. Motion
carried unanimously, 7-0 on a roll call
9. Convene in Possible Closed Ses-
sion Under S.S. 19.85 (1)(e)(f)
A. Decision on Expulsions
B. Discussion on Possible Negotia-
tions with MEA and MESA
C. Salary Discussion on Non-MEA
Employee Groups
Reconvene in Open Session
11. Next Meeting Dates and Adjourn-
ment Mon 11.26.12 Regular Board
Meeting 7:00 p.m. DAC
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was
adjourned at 10:16 p.m.
Cheryl Janssen, Board Secretary
Approved by Board President
Publish: 12/06/12 WNAXLP
natural ecosystem.
The second field trip involved
restoration-related service activities.
Working with the Friends restoration
crew and other volunteers, the stu-
dents returned to the Conservancy
and prairies of Holy Wisdom
Monastery and removed invasive
Service learning projects are de-
signed to engage students in activi-
ties that serve their community, en-
hance their learning of curriculum
concepts, and help build real-world
skills. Middleton High School re-
cently implemented a requirement
that each student complete 10 hours
of service learning per year.
This pilot program brought to-
gether teachers, naturalists, Friends
board members and volunteers to de-
termine which classes could benefit
most from the addition of an outdoor
service learning component.
Conservancy naturalists and re-
tired high school teacher Deb
Weitzel, chair of the Friends Educa-
tion Committee, then developed les-
son plans for freshman biology
Biology teachers at Middleton
High School were impressed with
how well the hands-on field expe-
riences were designed to enhance
their original classroom curriculum.
Restoration volunteers were equally
enthused about the students willing-
ness to learn, take leadership roles
and work together to solve problems.
The Friends are excited by the po-
tential for this type of program.
It offers an opportunity for stu-
dents to be outside, getting healthy
exercise and connecting and caring
for natural spaces and each other,
said Weitzel. The hands-on nature
of field trip activities helps students
better understand and remember the
concepts they would otherwise only
learn about in the classroom.
The Friends are currently evaluat-
ing this pilot effort and will suggest
possible improvements for next year
to help further their partnership with
Middleton High School.
Kennedy praised voters, poll
workers and local election officials
for a generally smooth election.
Preparation was key to prevent-
ing problems at polling places,
Kennedy said. Our Back to Basics
initiative helped ensure election of-
ficials were ready for the large
turnout and voters had ready access
to information about their registra-
tion status and polling place loca-
Voter turnout is calculated based
on the highest number of votes cast
for one office as a percentage of the
estimated voting-age population, as
determined by the state Department
of Administrations Demographic
Services Center. Other statistics,
such as the number of absentee bal-
lots cast and Election Day Regis-
trants will not be available until later
in December because municipal
clerks are still reporting this infor-
mation to the G.A.B.
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