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McPartland, Behnke seek board seat
SETH JOVAAG
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Two candidates – incumbent Ken Behnke and former teacher Pat McPartland – are vying for one at-large seat on the school board. Another board member, Amy Almond, is unopposed for the seat that represents Fitchburg residents. many provisions in Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s signature 2011 legislation that sparked a firestorm of protests from public education advocates. Both candidates also

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Egged on
The Verona Public Library’s annual Easter egg hunt last Thursday was as popular as ever. Kids were asked to limit their haul to six eggs apiece, but many went over that amount. Above, wide-eyed kids squeal as they scramble into the children’s area seconds after getting the goahead from library staff. Left, twin sisters Hallie (right) and Ciara Vanden Heugel, 3, check out their loot with mom Casey after picking up their quota of plastic eggs.

After a 39-year teaching career, Pat McPartland says she’s long had a “passion for education.” But two years ago, when Wisconsin lawmakers approved controversial new laws that undercut most public unions, McPartland realized she couldn’t “sit on the sidelines.” The 61-yearold decided to give local politics a try. “I just got fired up,” said McPartland. On Tuesday, she hopes to defeat six-time incumbent Ken Behnke, 64, for an at-large, three-year term on the Verona Area school board. Both Behnke and McPartland said in separate interviews they opposed

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CK program promotes brain safety
AMY SMITH
Verona Press correspondent

Every voter in the city has at least two local offices they can cast their ballot for this coming Tuesday, along with contested state and county elections. This year’s spring election marks what appears

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What: ThinkFirst parent assembly When: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4 Where: Core Knowledge Charter School , 740 N. Main St. touch a real brain in order to observe how fragile it is. A week later, students learned about proper helmet use by crafting helmets for eggs out of materials such as string and foam before sending the eggs down a ramp, called The

At Core Knowledge Charter School, third graders this spring are getting a hands-on education – literally - about the importance of preventing brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries. Through a partnership with ThinkFirst, a national injury prevention foundation, the school is hosting four class sessions for third graders and a parent information night April 4. During the first class on March 11, third graders were able to see and

Eggburt, on a mini bicycle. If their helmets weren’t made properly, students were left with cracked eggs. ThinkFirst, which has teamed up with the UW Health Neurology Department, promotes the prevention of traumatic injuries through education. Core Knowledge is ThinkFirst’s “pilot” school, according to Dr. Casey Madura of UW Health, who helps teach the lessons. The program was in place five years ago in the Madison school district, and after the director left, the

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Curriculum Coordinator Chris Uelmen declares one Core Knowledge third-grader the safety trivia winner.

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Continued from page 1 chapter asked Aimee Lemrise of UW Health to take over the position. Lemrise, an alumnus of the Core Knowledge schools, wanted to bring the program to Verona as a way of giving back to the community, she said. “I wanted to find a connection with the school and make it a community wide thing,” Lemrise said. It is important to learn safe behaviors at a young age because so many kids play sports, said Chris Uelman, Core Knowledge curriculum coordinator. “We see so many kids get concussions playing sports,” Uelman said. “It’s important to start when kids release from ThinkFirst’s Madison chapter. It will include several stations for families to visit, including bike helmet fittings and an area to take height and weight measurements to help parents determine whether their children need car booster seats. ThinkFirst will have discounted helmets available Above students cheer on each team’s egg as it makes its way down “Eggburt.” Below they work for families that cannot together to create a helmet to protect their egg from cracking as it goes down the track. afford to buy one. A mascot called “Crash” will also greet the kids and take pictures with them. In lessons on April 15 and 22, students will learn about pedestrian safety and review what they have learned.

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City of Verona

Commission seeks input on park plan
Recommendations include building more large, community parks
Mark Ignatowski
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It might be hard to think about the future of parks and open space in the city with a few inches of snow still on the ground, but residents are encouraged to weigh in about the city’s proposed parks, recreation and open space plan next week. Many details in the plan were still being filled in early this week, several months after it was originally supposed to go before the public. It mostly updates the previous plan, from six years ago, but one clear recommendation it makes is to add more acreage of “community parks” – or 20-acreplus areas with multiple recreation opportunities. Parks director Dave Walker said he hopes residents will

turn out next week to share their thoughts on what sort of parks and recreation opportunities they hope to see in the city. “The goal of our plan is to identify what our projects are going to be for next year,” Walker said. “The plan, at this point, doesn’t identify any of that.” That’s why public input is needed, Walker said. Residents will be able to weigh in on how they think the parks department is doing, what they’d like to see in the coming years and what priorities the department should make. The plan is part of the city’s master plan and helps elected officials and city staff members plan for open space areas in the town. The parks department contracted with Verona-based JSD Professional Services to develop the plan for the 2013 budget cycle. The plan was delayed, Walker said, but that gives staff and the city’s parks and open space commission more time to review and answer questions about the plan.

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What: Public meeting on Verona parks plan When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 Where: Verona Senior Center Info: 848-6809 Walker said the commission provided input on the goals for the plan, including park shelter projects, new playground equipment, where to add benches, concrete pads and more. A rough draft was delivered to the city last week, with many details about existing parks still to be filled in. It includes nearby recreational opportunities, such as the two large county-owned parks on the edge of the city and the Ice Age Trail but does not consider them among the city’s facilities. It also recommends preserving – and in some cases even acquiring – prime recreational areas such

as Stewart’s Woods and an oak woodlot off Whalen Road. The plan compares the city’s acreage in different types of parks to national standards and notes that the city is far beyond that number in smaller neighborhood parks but falls slightly short in larger community parks, like Veterans Park and Harriet Park. “What its shows is an analysis of our existing parks system,” Walker said. “After we take a look at what we have, were going to get residents opinions on what they’d like to see and how they think were doing.” The public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Verona Senior Center. There will be a presentation and maps for residents to look at. Walker previously told the Verona Press the city would like feedback on the plan in order to guide budgeting decisions in the coming months. Walker said the plan includes guidelines for budgeting for the next five years; however, those

items on the wish list aren’t always approved in the city’s final spending plan. Among the facilities planned in the next few years is a park on the Zingg property on the north side of town that would include a shelter and basketball and tennis courts. Also mentioned are more long-term items frequently mentioned as part of a wish list, such as an aquatic center. After the public input session next week, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission is expected to review and update the draft at its April meeting. The commission likely will review a final draft in May. The city’s Plan Commission and Common Council also will need to review and adopt the plan as part of the city’s master plan and work any recommendations for this year into budget plans. Verona Press editor Jim Ferolie contributed to this story.

Epic, T. Wall back for new buildings
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The city’s new planning director gets a trial by fire next week. Adam Sayre joined the city staff Feb. 18, and his first Plan Commission meeting, on Monday, will feature some fascinating and difficult topics – more apartments for developer Terrence Wall, the first stage of Epic’s two new campuses, the long-awaited medical building and stadium at Reddan Soccer Park and the new downtown plan. Each of those is an initial review, meaning no action is expected. In some cases, the commission can waive an uncontroversial or particularly well-planned proposal straight to the Common Council for approval, but none of these is likely to fit that bill. The commission does have some potential for approving some items Monday, with an Advance Auto Parts store at the old Grandview Motel property on West Verona Avenue making its third trip before the commission, a request for PC/Nametag to build a two-story warehouse addition and for the Kwik Trip on the southeast side of the city to add a natural gas filling station. None would need council approval. The most provocative item Monday is likely to be a request for a fourth set of apartment buildings – with a total of 40 units – in the West End. Though the apartments had been approved long ago, the city has allowed T. Wall Properties to tinker with the plan to accommodate market conditions and there’s certain to be some debate.

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PC/Nametag Reddan Soccer Park Kwik Trip For one thing, the commission reluctantly approved moving most of the apartment units in the 62-acre retail/residential development to the northern side of the property and the new 40 units would be the last ones allotted – meaning the eastern edge would need to be rethought. For another, the city last year began restricting new apartment approvals to 50 units per year. But Sayre pointed out that the new request meets all of the city’s requirements otherwise. Complicating the matter is that Wall is no longer in charge of T. Wall Properties, the large commercial development firm he founded, but now runs T. Wall Enterprises, which specializes in building apartments. Epic’s plans are unusually controversial this time, too. Normally, another expansion from Dane County’s largest employer is the simplest of approvals, with highly detailed plans that always exceed established standards. But many neighbors voiced objections when the company

introduced its plans for Campuses 4 and 5 last December – including the purchase of some land that had been previously planned for homes in the Westridge Estates subdivision on the west side of the city. A series of meetings and changes to the plan – including the addition of a large earthen berm and shifting the new Northern Lights road about 200 feet farther from the existing houses – has helped soothe relations. But there still should be plenty to talk about. At this point, the new plan is only a concept for the road, one 1,500-stall underground parking garage, the plat and the zoning. Those will need to return go through the council in May, when the company is hoping bring initial plans for Campus 4, Sayre said. Reddan Soccer Park’s upgrade is one the biggest steps in its multiyear project, though the most controversial part – the lights – is already there and the widely desired road upgrade was finished last year. This year the plan is to update its championship field with a synthetic surface and build a medical building, a press box, bleachers and a scoreboard. The commission will also discuss the new downtown plan, event though the plan has its own steering committee. An initial public forum drew about 40 people earlier this month, and the city is planning to bring back more detail to the public in May. Planners were meeting with business and property owners downtown this week for more specific feedback.

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Take pride in boys hockey team
We’re so proud of the Verona boys hockey team! Today’s Wisconsin State Journal byline, “Verona hockey falls” could not be farther from the truth. They didn’t fall. They may have come up short on the scoreboard but there are other, more important lessons, to be learned here. They are lessons about guts and grit, perseverance, teamwork and especially about sportsmanship. These are lessons that many adults have not yet learned, and yet, we have a team of young men who have shown by example that win, lose or draw, they are “all for one and one for all!” Not only are we proud of our Verona Wildcat hockey team, but we give kuddos to their parents for raising such an exceptional group of young men and to their coaches for their leadership, dedication and mentoring. They may not have walked away with the gold but they walked away with their heads held high. They’re not the miracle on ice; that phrase does not serve them justice. They are Verona Wildcats and in Hometown America, that’s as good as it gets! Beth Burke Verona

Sequester cuts things nonsensically
The Sequester cuts this year are 7.8 percent of non-exempt domestic spending and 13 percent of nonexempt defense spending. In future years (because this is a 10 year deal) they will be 5 percent and 9 percent. Before you talk about the ease of doing cuts, you need to realize there is no rhyme or reason to them, they are just across-the-board cuts – so if you run a nonprofit program with staff on a shoestring earning of $18,000 a year, you get cut the same percentage as the seven-figure CEO on a corporate contract . Where this becomes most obvious is looking at the Department of Defense budget, which are often divided into two lines: Obligated (money identified to be spent) and Unobligated (not under contract to be spent). We cut both lines the same percent! And often they are almost the same size – we are talking billions here in unobligated funds. Bizarrely, we are cutting maintenance budgets on existing vehicles while we are buying additional ones with no money to maintain them often incurring future debt to pay off. I am not saying that all unobligated funds are bad. Personally, I would not cut any unobligated funds from our local snow budgets. The reality is, though, we are cutting critical services in the military and elsewhere while there is probably enough unused unobligated military funds that could at least cover most of the critical military cuts and maybe a few key economic domestic ones like air traffic controllers and scientific research. The Medicare cuts at the federal level and Medicaid cuts at the state level – we will all just pay for those in the way of higher premiums and health-care costs (especially in Dane County as the Medicaid cuts are designed to hit here harder).Those are cost shifts from the government to the rest of us. If I were to do this, I would begin by separating out the war-related debt and figure out how to pay for it since it should have been paid for as it occurred. Then I would deal with the overall spending cuts by starting with a thorough review of the unobou know what they say ligated contract funds. about death and taxes… That will never happen until we and perhaps the same can get significant campaign finance be said for Washington dragging reform. You may want to sign a every fight out until the very last “Move to Amend” petition to help. minute. George Hagenauer Just as I had expected, the final Town of Springdale sands of time were just about to fall through the hourglass before Congress managed to agree on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. 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A number of measures were put in place that are meant to target taxpayers with incomes that exceed certain levels. The affected income levels vary between $200,000 for an individual ($250,000 for married filing jointly) and $400,000 for an individual ($450,000 for married filing jointly). For purposes of this column, I will simply refer to “higherincome earners” but I strongly suggest that you consult with your tax adviser if you think that you may fall into any of these categories. The headlines focused on the increase in the highest marginal tax rate to 39.6 percent, but in fact, many of the other, less publicized changes will likely have a bigger impact. While seemingly politically popular, some of these changes may have unintended consequences. For example, new rules related to the ability for higher-income earners to itemize deductions took effect. Under the act, itemized deductions will begin phasing out (i.e. being disallowed) at certain income levels – including the ability to deduct contributions to charity (which is one of the five biggest itemized deductions annually). Some charities have expressed concern that this may affect the donations they receive going forward. Another one of the five biggest itemized deductions, the medical expense deduction, now has an increased floor of 10 percent of adjusted gross income (compared with the 7.5 percent it used to be). Some of the biggest changes came in the taxation of investment income. Higher-income earners may see their federal tax on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends increase from 15 percent to 20 percent. This is in addition to the 3.8 percent Medicare surtax that was already scheduled to take effect this year. What many don’t realize is

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how many unsuspecting people may be affected by this. When most think of investment income, they think of the sale of stock and stock dividends, but the definition is much broader than that and includes things like net rental income, interest on bank accounts and the sale of real estate (excluding your primary residence), to name a few. Let’s say you own a second home in Florida but have found that you aren’t using it as much as you used to, so you decide to sell it. You bought it many years ago and sell it for $400,000 above what you have into it. Your normal annual taxable income is about $100,000, so you aren’t affected by the new rules right? Wrong. The gain on the home sale is added to your other income, bringing your total to $500,000 – and as a single filer, that means at least a portion of the sale proceeds are subject to the increased capital gains tax rate and the Medicare surtax. By my quick calculation, selling the home in 2013 could cost you $16,400 more in taxes than selling it in 2012 would have, everything else being equal. On a more positive note, the act did provide for permanent indexing for the alternative minimum tax, which would have adversely affected millions of taxpayers this year if not addressed. If you think you may be affected, I urge you to consult with your tax adviser now to see if there is anything different you should be doing. This is especially important if you are considering a large financial transaction. A little bit of time and planning may literally save you thousands of dollars. . 

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Dane County

Community garden plans go to Verona public
For years, planners and community leaders have envisioned a community garden at Badger Prairie County Park. With funding finally in its budget, the county is making preparations to have it ready this year. The county will host an informational meeting for the garden from 7-8:30 p.m. April 9 at the Verona Public Library. It will cover the planning and implementation of the garden, and attendees will have a chance to see garden designs. County officials and community organizers will be there to answer questions. The Badger Prairie Master Plan adopted in 2009 called for installing community gardens at the park. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Verona Sup. Erika Hotchkiss worked together

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What: Badger Prairie County Park community garden public informational meeting When: 7 p.m. April 9 Where: Verona Public Library, 500 Silent St. Info: Call Erika Hotchkiss at 219-0908 to include $40,000 in the 2013 county budget to dig a well and improve the parking lot. Badger Prairie will have first community garden in the county’s park system, and Parisi said the County will continue to explore expanding options for community gardens on county lands.

“Bringing the first county community gardens to Badger Prairie County Park is one more way Dane County can support local agriculture,” he said in a news release. “Working together with the Community Action Coalition and the many other volunteers dedicated to this project will make this a great success.” The CAC, a nonproit group which provides food pantries throughout the county, has been leasing the land and growing pinto beans on it. Hotchkiss has been working directly with community members to set up the meeting. “This project will meet the needs of many in the Verona Area and beyond,” Hotchkiss said in the release. “I am impressed with the outpouring of support and

volunteers working many hours to make this dream possible. I love this community and the way we come together time and again to work for positive change.” Local groups, schools, churches, families and individuals will be able to rent plots on a sliding scale fee at the garden allowing people of all ages and abilities a part in the farm-to-table movement. The gardens will occupy five acres of the park with 1-2 acres for individual garden plots and 3-4 acres managed by the Community Action Coalition to grow fresh food for local food pantries. “Badger Prairie Community Garden will serve as an educational component to schools in the area, assist in providing food to our local food pantry, and

allow people of differing abilities, cultural, and socioeconomic status to work together to help create part of a local food system in our community,” Hotchkiss said. John Migon, a local gardener, is encouraged by the strong community support for the gardens at Badger Prairie County Park. “With Supervisor Hotchkiss’ help we’ve coordinated with a group of citizen gardeners to help create a place for all community members to come together and learn and grow their gardening potential,” Mignon said in the release. For information, call Hotchkiss at 219-0908 or email hotchkiss. erika@countyofdane.com.

Explorer-author, Dog park cleanups dog visit library moved to April 6
Fording rivers, scaling rugged cliffs and enduring storms, explorer Pam Flowers and her dog Ellie (aka Eleanor Roosevelt), hiked the 2,000-plus mile Appalachian Trail. Flowers will relate this 2008 experience – which she chronicled in a book called “Ellie’s Long Walk” – next weekend at the Verona Public Library. Each year, 2 million people walk on the 2,179mile Appalachian Trail, which covers 14 states from Maine to Georgia. The story of Flowers’ journey became the only children’s picture book available on the trail, according to a news release from her publisher. “Ellie’s Long Walk” is the true story of adventure, friendship and teamwork that teaches lessons about courage, determination, trust and love. Pam adopted Ellie, a Labrador mix, as a puppy and carefully trained with her to prepare for the long journey, including distance hiking and carrying packs. On Aug. 4, 2008, Flowers and Ellie left Baxter State Park in Maine and spent over six months hiking the Appalachian Trail. She will share their story from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Verona Public Library. Participants can ask questions and get a chance to meet Ellie. For information, visit

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What: Book discussion on “Ellie’s Long Walk” When: 10:30 a.m. April 6 Where: Verona Public Library, 500 Silent St. Info: Visit veronapubliclibrary.org veronapubliclibrary.org. According to the release, Flowers has worked with and adventured with dogs for over 32 years, including nine arctic expeditions by dogsled. She is the 14th recipient of the Gold Medal from the Society of Women Geographers, following in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead and Jane Goodall. Flowers was also named Outsider of the Year by “Outside” magazine. Flowers is the author of six books about her adventures with dogs, including a new book, “Ordinary Dogs, Extraordinary Friendships,” coming out this fall. She has written many magazine articles, produced an educational newsletter, spoken at the Smithsonian and the St. Louis Science Center and presented to more than 700,000 students at more than 1,200 public and private schools and libraries. For information, visit PamFlowers.com.

Grab a bucket and get ready to scoop the poop with volunteers from throughout Dane County next weekend. April 6 marks the annual dog park cleanup day at Dane County’s off-leash dog parks. Crews had planned to meet March 30, however, the event was pushed back a week due to snow cover. The event takes place from 8 a.m. until noon at Badger Prairie park at 6720 U.S. Hwy. 18-151 and Prairie Moraine park on County Hwy. PB, as well as other parks in the Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie and Dane County areas. Volunteers will assist with picking up litter and scooping up dog waste that has been hidden under the snow. Participants are asked to bring gloves, a 5-gallon pail (if possible) and a trowel or scooper tool.

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What: Countywide dog park cleanup day When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 6 Where: Badger Prairie park at 6720 Hwy. 151 and Prairie Moraine park on Hwy. PB Each dog exercise area will have a volunteer leader and will be provided bags and gloves for our volunteers. The event will be held rain or shine, but could be canceled if there is a heavy snowfall. The snow date would be the following Saturday. For more information, or to volunteer as a Crew Leader, call Pete Blawat at 516-8057 or Rhea Stangel-Maier at Dane County Parks at 224-3601.

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Blood drive
A blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March, 28 at State Bank of Cross Plains, 108 N. Main St. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit red crossblood.org to make an appointment. Saturday, April 6, at the Verona Public Library. When Pam adopted Ellie, an abandoned puppy, she was sure she had found a new friend. But Pam wanted more than just a friend; she wanted a companion to hike the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Hear Pam tell the exciting story of their 2174-mile journey and get a chance to meet Ellie. All ages are welcome, but registration is recommended. Learn more about the author at pamflowers.com as a refresher course). This is a six-week class with some materials available at no cost. If interested, please call Becky at the Senior Center at 845-6465. Space is limited to six.

Churches
ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 allsaints-madison.org Pastor Rich Johnson THE CHURCH IN FITCHBURG 2833 Raritan Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711 (608) 271-2811 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 8 and10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 • memorialucc.org Phil Haslanger GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA (608) 271-6633 Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Way SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Worship West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 & 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship LIVING HOPE CHURCH At the Verona Senior Center 108 Paoli St. • (608) 347-3827 livinghopeverona.com, info@livinghopeverona.com SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 MBCverona.org Lead pastor: Jeremy Scott SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship REDEEMER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 102 N. Franklin Ave., Verona Pastor Dwight R. Wise (608) 848-1836 www.redeemerbiblefellowship.org SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 • rlcverona.org Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Pastor: Timothy Rosenow THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Service ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC PARISH 301 N. Main St., Verona (608) 845-6613 Stchristopherverona.com Fr. William Vernon, pastor SATURDAY 5 p.m. Sunday Vigil, St. Andrew, Verona SUNDAY 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli 9 and 11 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona Daily Mass: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 427 S. Main Street, Verona (608) 845-6922 www.stjamesverona.org Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter Narum Service 5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 502 Mark Dr., Verona, WI Phone: (608) 845-7315 Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry www.salemchurchverona.org 9:00AM Sunday School (for all ages) 10:15AM Worship Service Staffed nursery: 8:45am-11:30am 11:30AM Fellowship Hour SPRINGDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA 2752 Town Hall Road (off County ID) (608) 437-3493 springdalelutheran.org Pastor: Jeff Jacobs SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Communion Worship SUGAR RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 N. Franklin St., Verona (608) 845-5855 sugar.river@sugarriverumc.org, sugarriverumc.org Pastor: Gary Holmes SUNDAY 9:00 & 10:30 Contemporary worship with children’s Sunday school. Refreshments and fellowship are between services. WEST MADISON BIBLE CHURCH 2920 Hwy. M, Verona, WI 53593 Sunday (nursery provided in a.m.) 9:15 a.m. - Praise and worship 10:45 - Sunday School (all ages) 6 p.m. - Small group Bible study ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST – Located at Hwy. 92 & Ct. Road G, Mount Vernon (608) 832-6677 for information Pastor: Brad Brookins SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST – At Hwy. 69 and PB, Paoli (608) 845-5641 Rev. Sara Thiessen SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Stepping On
Identify and address your risk of falling by registering for “Stepping On,” an evidence-based, seven-week series for adults with balance concerns or fear of falling. The class runs from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Thursdays starting April 4 and runs throgh May 16 at the Verona Senior Center. The cost is $35 per person for instruction, materials and snacks. Call 845-7471 to register.

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Brat fry
The “First Brat of the Season” sale runs from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Verona Senior Center. Brats, hot dogs, chips, cookies and soda will be available for purchase. Pre-orders are welcomed by calling 845-7471.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Visit with author and adventurer Pam Flowers from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Teens come sit back and relax during an anime movie marathon from 3 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the library. Enjoy a pizza dinner while watching Japanese animated films from three different decades. Drawings by Azul Sphaera The event is for ages 13-18. The An exhibition of pen and ink program meets in the community and watercolor drawings by Azul room. No registration is required. Sphaera will be on display April 2 27 at the Verona Public Library. Introduction to Excel Viewers will have an opportunity Learn how to create and use a to meet the artist at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, when Sphaera will present a Microsoft Excel worksheet, comprogram on the process of creating plete with formulas and functions, pen and ink and watercolor draw- during a class at the Verona Public ings. Register online for the meet Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. the artist presentation. You will also learn how to format, sort data, and create charts. TrainKnitting 101 Learn the basics of knitting start- ing is provided by John Harris from ing at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April Harris Multimedia & Computers. 10, at the Verona Senior Center. This program is free and open Have you ever wanted to learn the to the public, but registration is basics of knitting or crocheting? If required. so, this is the class for you free of Register online at the library webcharge, and paced for beginners (or site at veronapubliclibrary.org

Community calendar
No school - VASD spring break • 10 a.m., Women’s group, Verona Senior Center, 845-7471 • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Blood drive, State Bank of Cross Plains - Verona, 800-733-2767 • 3-8:45 p.m., Anime movie marathon, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 No school - VASD spring break

Thursday, March 28

• 9:30-11:30 a.m., Stepping on class begins, Verona Senior Center, 845-7471 • 7 p.m., Meet artist Azul Sphaera, Verona Public Library, azulsphaera.com • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., First brat fry of the season, Verona Senior Center, 845-7471 • 7 p.m., Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS and Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr., Verona Area Performing Arts Center, www.vact.org

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• 11 a.m.-noon., Easter Egg Hunt, West Madison Bible • 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hiking the Appalachian Trail, Church Verona Public Library, 845-7180 Sunday, March 31 Sunday, April 7 Easter Sunday •Noon-2:30 p.m., Skate-a-thon, Eagles Nest, 451 E. Verona Avenue Monday, April 1 • 2 p.m., Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS and Disney’s • 6:30 p.m., Bible discussion, Resurrection Lutheran The Little Mermaid, Jr., Verona Area Performing Arts Church, 6705 Wesner Road, 848-4965 Center, www.vact.org Spring election, VASD classes resume

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Tuesday, April 2

Ambivalence
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ambivalence as “simultaneous and contradictory feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action.” This is an all-too-human experience that has a physical basis in our twosided brain. Positive emotions are usually processed on the left side of the brain and negative emotions on the right. A child who has just “appropriated” a cookie after strict instructions to stay away from the cookie jar may feel pleasure at the same time he is feeling guilt or fear. All of our significant relationships have some ambivalence. Parents love their children and yet nothing can be quite as exasperating as a child misbehaving. The secret to dealing with ambivalence is to not let it spoil an otherwise good experience. Going to a party should be fun, though it will perhaps also have some anxiety attached if you aren’t crazy about parties, but that doesn’t have to ruin the experience. Commit yourself to enjoying the event and you probably will, regardless of the hassles involved. Likewise, our relationships can be spoiled by ambivalence if we focus too much on the negative aspects, but if we commit ourselves to loving the other person despite their flaws then the ambivalence is neutralized. Another way to deal with ambivalence is to reflect on our values and to reconcile our feelings based on the higher value. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God. . . . But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:5-8

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Verona graduate grows local floral business
DEREK SPELLMAN
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In the 1970s, Carol Larson took horticulture as an elective at Verona Area High School. She would go on to manage the school greenhouse her junior and senior years before graduating in 1977. “That’s really what got me interested in this field,” Larson recalled in an interview last week. Almost 35 years later, Larson has come home and come full circle. She transplanted her business, English Garden Floral, from Belleville to Verona in July. “It’s been going very well,” said Larson, who grew up in Verona and lives about six miles south of the city. “Every day people are discovering me.” Larson has operated English Garden Floral since 2003. She decided to relocate her operation here after Verona’s House of Flowers shuttered last year amid legal and financial troubles. The two men behind that business earlier this year pleaded guilty to charges of stealing from a Town of Verona event planning company and now await sentencing. “I just felt there was a greater need here,” she said of why she moved from Belleville, which is a “wonderful place to live” but has been hard hit by

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Carol Larson, a 1977 graduate of Verona Area High School, moved her floral business from Belleville to Verona last year. Larson said a horticulture class at VAHS piqued her interest in the field. Her shop at 415 E. Verona Ave. has flowers, gifts and garden accessories.

the recession. So Larson decided on 415 E. Verona Ave., a former house with great curb appeal as a commercial property, as the new home for her business. The house was previously occupied by the Frog Bog, the water garden and fountain business. “The house is very, very charming,” Larson said. Larson has filled its first floor (she also shares space with a landscaping company) with flowers for multiple occasions, from Valentine’s Day to weddings to births to anniversaries, as well as gifts. It also sells some garden

accessories, an area that Larson hopes to grow. “I really wanted people to get that feeling (of an English garden) when they walked in,” she said of the store name and layout. As for herself, Larson said she enjoys the flowers business because “I find it just really relaxing.” Larson can talk about the benefits of flowers, citing studies that show how fresh flowers in an office an increase productivity. She can talk how Europeans purchase flowers as often and as easily as Americans purchase “coffee,” she said. And she can talk about

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Verona. King’s Kids Academy is located near Midtown Road at 8133 Mansion Hill Avenue. It has openings for kids ages six weeks to 12 years. The new academy opened Jan. 7. For more information, call 845-5464.

Business
in its news release. Dick Acker received the “Elite Sales Specialist Award” for 2012 and reached the “Twenty-Five Million Dollar Club” for total sales. Cleary Building Corp. is a family-owned business that has operated since 1978. Its corporate office and manufacturing plant are both located in Verona, while it operates manufacturing facilities in Grand Island, Neb., and Hazelton, Idaho. It employs 800 full-time employees throughout the United States in 80 offices.

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than 25,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association, said in that release. The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are important to efficient beef production. the company said in the release. Hohlbein is also a recipient of Anchor Investment Services’ President’s Club award, the highest award of achievement presented by AIS for fiscal year achievements in production and customer service.

Business Briefs
AnchorBank advisor awarded
Rainer Hohlbein, an LPL financial advisor at Anchor Investment Services (AIS), a division of AnchorBank, recently earned AIS’ President’s Club award and was named to the “LPL Financial Director’s Club.” Hohlbein serves the Junction Road, Mount Horeb, New Glarus and Verona AnchorBank branches.

Cleary sells 90,000th building
Verona-based Cleary Building Corp. recently announced that its 90,000th pre-engineered building was sold to a customer in Nebraska.

Tanya’s expands
Tanya Cook, owner of Tanya’s Big House 4 Kidz in Verona, recently opened a second center just outside

& Lardner attorney David W. Reinecke has been named to the annual Super Lawyers list. Reinecke is a senior partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and the chair of Foley’s nationwide Tax & Individual Planning Practice. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than Klagos joins First 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer Choice recognition and professional First Choice Dental Group achievement, according to a recently announced that Jodi news release. Klagos has been promoted to the role of Insurance Manager Cleary employees at the group’s Verona busireceive awards ness office, 925 N. Main St. A pair of Cleary Building Klagos will manage the company’s relationships with Corp. building sales specialmajor insurance companies ists have been recognized in and oversee insurance-related the company’s sales awards services for patients. Klagos program, Cleary said in a holds a degree in health care news release. Jay Gunderson collected administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwau- the “Supreme Sales Specialist Award” and Building kee. Sales Specialist and SubconVerona attorney tract Sales Specialist of the Year honors. He also reached recognized the “5 Million Dollar Club” Verona resident and Foley for career sales, Cleary said

Engineered Construction honored
Engineered Construction Inc., of Verona, has received the Platinum Award of Honor from ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.) after going through a year without a recordable accident or lost time, according to a news release from the Wisconsin chapter of ABC. ABC represents nearly 800 merit shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, manufacturers and other construction-related professionals throughout the state and nearly 25,000 member firms nationwide, the release said.

Hohlbein collects pair of accolades
Rainer Hohlbein, LUTCF, an LPL financial advisor at Anchor Investment Services (AIS), a division of AnchorBank, has been recognized as a top advisor and named to the LPL Financial Director’s Club, according to a news release. LPL Financial provides investment services to the customers of AnchorBank. The distinction is based on an annual production ranking of approximately 12,800 advisors who are affiliated with LPL Financial nationwide,

Angus Association recognizes Andersens
John and Jacqueline Andersen, of Verona, have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having one registered Angus bull included in the Association’s 2013 Pathfinder® Report, according to a news release. Only 1,992 of the more

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Edelweiss snags a first place in national cheese contest
Bruce Workman, coowner of Edelweiss Cheese Shop in Verona and of Edelweiss Creamery, captured a first-place award in the U.S. Champion Cheese Contest earlier this month at Lambeau Field Atrium. Workman took the top honor in the open soft category with his Edelweiss Butterkase, according to a press release sent to the Verona Press. The annual contest this year featured more than 15 tons of

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Kicking it at St. Cloud
ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor

Catching up with ...
Trevor Burmeister
School: UW-La Crosse Year: senior Position: outfield Verona graduate: 2009 Major: Organizational Communications

Witte looks to be first-string kicker at college next season
Senior Derek Witte had several Division III schools look at him and a few DII schools, but his decision to sign a National Letter of Intent to kick at St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in February had more do with it than simply choosing to play at the higher division. Witte visited both Minnesota State Mankato and St. Cloud, talked to coaches and had a feel that both could fit. But it was St. Cloud that jumped over the other choices because he felt he was needed. “I had great opportunities at both colleges, but there was more security in the job at St. Cloud, and I liked the coaching staff better,” Witte said. “I felt more wanted at St. Cloud.” It also helps that with the kicking situation at St. Cloud not having much depth, Witte is wanted to be a first-string kicker and back-up punter in his freshman season. So he won’t redshirt and instead could contribute right away. “I will be working hard to lock that spot up and keep it,” he said. And despite the high percentage of certainty in being a starter, Witte is working with Kohl’s Kicking and Taylor Mehlhaff Kicking, LLC, a coaching school started by ex-University of Wisconsin all-conference kicker Taylor Mehlhaff. Mehlhaff does private lessons and has worked with the University of Tennessee and the University of Pittsburgh. “I really like him because he is close to my age and I can connect with him on a personal level,” Witte said. “I get a lot done with him. I learned a lot from him.
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The Verona Press recently caught up with Verona graduate Trevor Burmeister to find out how life has been at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. Here is what he had to say: VP – After starting for two years at Madison College, did you have interest from other teams? If so, why did you decide to attend UW-La Crosse? TB – I received interest from several schools, most notably being Whitewater and Ashford University in Iowa, but once La Crosse showed interest in me I was really set on going there. My brother also went to La Crosse so I was very familiar with the university and the community, which was all very appealing. I knew, on top of getting a really good education, I would be joining a successful baseball program on the rise, ready to compete for championships in arguably the best Division III conference in the nation. VP – The Eagles won their first outright league title since 1978 a season ago and also won their second WIAC tournament title. Yet despite returning 17 letterwinners, the team is picked to finish second behind Whitewater in the WIAC this season. How do you feel about the team’s prospects? TB – I’ll admit that I was a little surprised that we were picked to finish second considering everyone we were returning and our key acquisitions in the off season, but honestly as a

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Senior Derek Witte (left) signed a National Letter of Intent to be a kicker at St. Cloud (Minn.) State University next year. Witte was the starting kicker for the Verona Area High School football team the last two seasons.

“I am definitely looking to keep on working with him. He will help me with that transition with kicking off the ground and getting ready for college.”

Nothing but the goalpost
Derek Witte’s Verona High School kicker stats Year
2012 Career

Coming through Verona’s football program
There is a lot Witte already can take with him from his days at Verona Area High School. Besides hitting 104 of 113 extra points and four of six field goals in his career, Witte said he also learned to become a better person, which is something he will take with him as he grows older. “Coach (Dave) Richardson always tried to implement the idea of being a good person, not just a good football player,” he said.

XP/XPA
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Witte said he remembered Richardson answering the question of how his team was going to be by saying to wait 20 years and see how the players turn out as men. Then, he would know how good of a coach he was. That was something Witte took to heart and what he hopes to use as he goes to St. Cloud this fall. As for the upcoming season, Witte is definitely happy his

decision is over. “It is nice to have that weight off my shoulders with where I am going to go,” he said. “ ... It just gets me an earlier start on this whole college process and experience than a lot of other kids.” Witte said he doesn’t have any personal goals yet, but he will strive to help St. Cloud win games and a conference championship.

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Summer softball has lasting impact for Verona grads
For more than nine years, the Verona Area Girls Softball Association (VAGSA)has offered a variety of summer softball programs for girls in the Verona Area School District. Programs are available for all levels of skill and interest for girls in kindergarten through high school. Many girls who were first introduced to softball through VAGSA have used their acquired skills and understanding of the game to play beyond their seasons in VAGSA. Many have gone on to play Varsity/JV softball at Verona Area High School or continued their softball career at the collegiate level. Softball is one of those sports that once you learn it in your younger years, the skills can accompany you to community or adult recreation softball programs. Softball is a sport that spans ages and can create an athletic and social outlet that extends way past high school or college. This sport is also a great way for a person, of any age, to more quickly pass a hot and humid Wisconsin summer. Three ladies from Verona (Alyssa Schulting, Katie Hartnett, and Tia Goglio) played VAGSA summer softball every year from T-ball all the way through their four years of high school softball. All three played high school softball for the Verona Wildcats and Schulting has gone on to be a player for Edgewood College. All three believe that playing VAGSA summer softball had a very positive and lasting impact on their lives, softball skills, and the bonds they created with teammates. When asked what they found most enjoyable about playing softball, team camaraderie was a central theme. Alyssa shared “I was able to make life-long friendships while playing the sport I love.” Katie pointed out that the game of softball includes “individual and team aspects.” Tia added she really enjoyed “hanging out with all the girls and being part of a team that you grew up with.” The center piece program at VAGSA is the summer softball program. Weekly league play is available from recreational to competitive to tournament team action. Katie loved playing summer ball because she had such amazing coaches. “It was a perfect time to work on skill improvement in a relaxed and fun way,” she said. Tia further supports this comment by adding summer ball was “always competitive” but also “fun.” All three ladies agreed that playing VAGSA summer softball was not only fun but it also helped them become better players, increased their knowledge of the game and helped them retain their softball skills in the offseason that they learned during high school softball. Valuable skills needed during high school softball were not allowed to be lost or go rusty, according to Tia. Summer softball also includes an instructional program in which all three ladies participated as instructors. Katie pointed out “it is so awesome to see how much the girls improve over the summer with their softball skills and to see them fall in love with the game like I did. “I know how big of an impact this program has had on my life, and I am so grateful that I am able to pass that tradition on to younger generations through coaching.” Alyssa further added that anyone considering playing summer softball will find that it “can change their life, and make new friends that can become family.” Tia recommends summer softball because “it is worth your time, you’ll meet a lot of people, have great coaches, and it is just fun to play softball with your friends.” Alyssa concluded “I would not have changed my experience with summer softball for anything in the world. “Those girls will forever be my sisters and I will cherish the memories for the rest of my life.” As you can tell by the comments of these three VAGSA alumni, playing summer softball was more than just getting dusty out on the diamond, throwing a ball and swinging a bat. It was about creating a love of a sport and building connections through friendships and appreciated coaches. These skills are not only valuable in softball but more importantly in the game of life. Participating in VAGSA youth softball programs will teach the athlete proper and consistent application of fundamentals in a positive, safe and fun environment while enriching their enjoyment of playing the game. For more information on VAGSA, visit them on the web at vagsa.org or e-mail vags sawi@gmail.com. –Article submitted

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Kieser wins allacademic award
Verona graduate and Eau Claire senior Jeremy Kieser was named to the 2012 Division III All-Academic Cross Country team. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater through the most-recent semester and placed in the top 35 at the NCAA Regional Championships. A total of 201 women and 162 men were selected to their respective teams. separated by age into twohour sessions. Girls interested in playing fastpitch softball this summer are invited to attend. Skill evaluations are used to create recreation and competitive teams for the coming summer girls fastpitch softball season. Athletes will compete against teams from surrounding communities as well as other Verona area teams. Competitive leagues are also available for more dedicated and advanced softball players ages 10U-16U. Practices will begin in mid to late May with the season starting in June and running through the end of July. For the assessment, athletes should be prepared to play by bringing your cleats/gym shoes, sweats/ sweatshirt, field glove, batting gloves, water bottle and a snack, if needed. Additional information (including times by age) and registration forms (including costs) are available at vagsa.org. Registrations can also be completed at the door on the day of the assessments.

Softball skills assessment
The Verona Area Girls Softball Association (VAGSA) will be hosting a skill assessment from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Sunday, April 14, at Country View Fields behind Country View Elementary school. In the event of inclement weather, the assessment will be held in the VAHS Gym. Athletes will be

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Seventh graders dunk competition
The Wildcats seventh grade Tri-County team (12-3) won league and tournament championships. They played Deforest, Barneveld and Middleton to win the overall championship. Team members (front, from left) are: Matthew Payne, Tommie McNight, Noah Steffenson, Owen Patti, Jaylen Hayes and Jacob Walton; (back) James Kemper, Michael Egle, assistant coach Cory Patti, head coach Lynne Walton, assistant coach Chris Kemper, Tristan Largent, and Chris Canada; (not pictured) team manager Kim Steffenson.

Burmeister: Verona grad talks about time at Madison College and UW- La Crosse
overlooked last season and we ended up only losing two team it doesn’t bother us at all. games in a very competitive W e w e r e c o m p l e t e l y conference schedule. It gives us all a little bit more of an Continued from page 9 edge to prove who we are yet again. Also, I think it’s a testament of how good our conference truly is.

‘I would say my junior year of high school is where I really started to consider baseball as a future path. But football was always in the back of my mind even until graduation.’
2009 Verona graduate Trevor Burmeister surrounded by great teams leading us to a special season. and coaches, even going back to high school. VP –With graduation Shout out to coach (Dave) almost around the corner, Richardson. what do you plan to do after college? VP – What has been the highlight so far playing at TB – I really feel my next La Crosse? calling is coaching. I have been around teams my whole TB – Winning conference and life and the thought of not the conference tournament being involved with one is last year was very special. weird to me. To be able to join a program I really feel like my life in that was nearly cut by the uni- baseball is far from over, and versity a couple years earlier, that I have a lot to give considand being able to play a part ering all I have learned over in helping the team and espe- the years. cially the seniors win conferI have also considered grad ence and the tournament was school to study Sports Mana great experience. agement. Ideally, I would Those seniors went through like to go to graduate school so much when the program and hop onto that university’s was almost let go, yet they baseball team as an assistant stuck together, and ended up coach.

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VP – Do you remember how old you were when you realized you wanted to until graduation. play baseball collegiately? VP – Going to Madison ColTB – As a kid I always had lege before La Crosse, did that dream of being a profes- it make you appreciate this sional football or baseball opportunity all the more? player. Once I got to high school, I knew I either wanted TB – I owe so much to Coach to play baseball or football in Davenport and Madison Colcollege but wasn’t sure which lege. I can’t even begin to describe how much I learned direction I would go. When it was baseball sea- going to MATC. Not only did it help me with son, I wanted to play college baseball, and when it was baseball, but it led me to UWfootball season, I wanted to La Crosse which has been an unbelievable experience. play college football. I would say my junior year Not to mention the two world of high school is where I real- series appearances we had at ly started to consider baseball Madison College is something I will never forget. as a future path. I have been very fortunate But football was always in the back of my mind even throughout my life being

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Spring is in the air
The Glacier Edge spring concerts were Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. At the fifth-grade concert, the students did recorder pieces, including “Camptown Races” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” They also sang, played percussion instruments like xylophone (above) and even did some dancing.

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Election: Council features unprecedented four races
Continued from page 1 to be the first time every incumbent Common Council member up for election has faced a challenger. An at-large school board seat is also up for grabs, along with two judicial races, the state superintendent of schools and a referendum. In the City of Verona, incumbent alder Clark Solowicz, running for his third full term in District 1, will face challenger Elizabeth Doyle. Steve Ritt, running for his fourth term in District 2, will face Dale Yurs. Richard Streich in District 3 will run against Luke Diaz. Evan Touchett, running for his second term in District 4, will face Heather Reekie. The eight candidates debated policy and the state of the last week at a public forum hosted by the Verona Press. Candidates differed on a variety of topics, from communication with citizens to apartments and low-income housing. The tape-delayed forum is being replayed on local-access cable channel VHAT-98 and will be online on the Verona Public Library’s YouTube channel. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 for the spring election. Voters do not need to bring a photo ID to vote if they are already registered.

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Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 for the spring election. Voters do not need to bring a photo ID to vote if they are already registered. For more info, visit gab. wi.gov. For more information about where to vote, how to register to vote or what’s on the ballot, visit gab.wi.gov or call your local clerk’s office.

any write-in candidates. Town Chair Dave Combs, and Sups. Gregg Miller and Robert Rego all filed for re-election. No challengers turned in the proper paperwork, town administrative assistant Tammy Dresser told the Press.

Council challengers raise more than $9k
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County and state
Voters will weigh in on several county and state measures. Joe Parisi, current Dane County executive, will seek the seat again this spring. He is running unopposed. A countywide referendum on same-day voter registration is slated for Tuesday, as well. The referendum asks if voters support allowing people to register to vote at the polls. The Dane County Circuit Court seat for District 16 is also up for grabs this spring. Incumbent Rebecca St. John is being challenged by Rhonda Lanford, a Madison lawyer. St. John was appointed to the seat in August 2012 to fill a vacancy left by the retirement of Branch 16 Judge Sarah O’Brien. I n s t at e wi d e r ac es , pu b li c schools state superintendent Tony Evers faces a challenge from Don Pridemore, a Republican state representative from Hartland. Incumbent state Supreme Court judge Pat Roggensack will face a challenge from Ed Fallone.

Verona Area School Board
There will be two seats up for election on the Verona Area school board, and one is contested. An at-large seat held by sixtime incumbent Ken Behnke has drawn one challenger, former VASD teacher Patricia McPartland. Incumbent Amy Almond is running unopposed for the other seat, which represents the City of Fitchburg. She joined the school board in 2005.

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The four challengers for next week’s spring aldermanic elections have raised a combined total of more than $9,000 as of Monday, with each raising more than any of the incumbents. None of the four incumbents was required to file a Pre-election Finance Report because each pledged to keep his receipts under $1,000. But each of the challengers except Dale Yurs (Dist. 2) has brought in more than $2,000 in 2013, and as of March 18, each had more than $1,000 available to spend. The challengers have all drawn support from local County Board Sup. Erika Hotchkiss and Forward Verona, and each has earned contributions of $200 from a pair of teacher union organizations – the Verona Area Education Association and Capital Area Uniserv South. Such connections and the presence of multiple challengers in a city that rarely gets even one contested election have raised eyebrows at Verona City Center, where alders who are not up for election

have expressed concerns about local politics being coordinated behind the scenes. The Verona Area School Board, too, has a rare contested election, just four years after it needed a write-in candidate to fill one of its seats. However, that’s about as far as the organized politics go, in terms of money. Three of the challengers each reported $25 donations from the Friends of Sondy Pope political action committee, which supports the local Assemblywoman, and one reported a $200 donation from Friends of Sam Stevenson, supporting a challenger in this year’s Madison Common Council races. The challengers share a few common individual donors, including Hotchkiss and Fitchburg Ald. Steve Arnold, but they have collected their contributions of $100 or less from between 20 and 41 individuals. Almost all expenditures so far have gone toward printing, mailing and similar costs. Luke Diaz leads the group in receipts, at $2,802, with Elizabeth Doyle and Heather Reekie close behind, at $2,563 and $2,550, respectively. Yurs’ $1,395 brings the total for the four to $9,311.

School: Behnke, McPartland agree on Act 10, disagree on district’s efforts to retain staff
Continued from page 1 oppose keystones of Walker’s proposed 2013-15 budget, including a freeze on spending limits for public schools and increased funding for vouchers and independent charter schools. But beyond state politics, differences remain. As a first-time challenger, McPartland said the school district needs to do more to “empower” teachers by giving them more of a role in major decisions, and she’d like the board to take “a more proactive role.” “I would like to see more questioning and more discussion (from board members),” said McPartland, who retired last June as a special education teacher at Verona Area High School but still substitute teaches in the district. “I don’t see that at all,” she said. “I think board members need … to gather information that’s not just from the superintendent.” Behnke counters that the board does its homework before making major decisions, and he said the district’s reliance on “site councils” – committees at each school made up of parents, staff and administrators – is emblematic of how staff have a major voice in how each school runs. “We give individual sites immense discretion here,” he said. how efforts to “personalize” education for each student are gaining steam. He points to the rising use of mobile computing devices to let each kid work at their own pace, as well as a charter school that will launch next year at VAHS that will let teens work on projects that mesh with their passions and interests. Similar efforts could help Verona close a longstanding “achievement gap” between white and minority students while improving motivation for all students, he said. “There are really some exciting things developing in our district,” he said. Addressing the achievement gap is also a top goal for McPartland, who said her experience as a special education teacher gave her an on-the-ground perspective of how to offer “relevant and challenging” curriculum to all students and help struggling kids become successful adults. But McPartland also said the district must address an “exodus” of teaching staff. Last year, about two dozen retired. Changes in Act 10 undoubtedly contributed to that record number of retirements – including McPartland’s. But McPartland thinks the district could improve staff retention if staff “feel they have a voice, that they can

Patricia (Pat) McPartland
Age: 61 Family: Husband, Jerry Mathson, and three children, Kristin, Jenny and Alex Mathson Hometown: raised in Pennsylvania, Verona resident for 28 years Occupation: Retired special education teacher, current substitute teacher Education: bachelor’s of science, West Chester (Pa.) University, certification work at Penn State, master’s degree from UW-Madison Public office experience: None contribute and are respected. “ I do n’t r eall y thi nk that’s the case right now,” she said. Behnke, however, notes that this spring, just 10 of 56 teachers eligible for retirement have put in their notice, evidence that teachers still feel Verona “is a good place to work.” And he points to a plaque presented to the board last spring by the local

Ken Behnke
Incumbent Age: 64 Family: wife, Marsha; adult children Lauren Behnke and Jessica Callaway Hometown: Verona Occupation: Realtor for over nine years. Retired from U.S. Postal Service management Education: Graduate of Verona Area High School (valedictorian); bachelor of business administration degree, UW-Madison, 1971 Public office experience: School board member since 1995 (chair of personnel committee and board clerk); former member of Verona Town Board for eight years; former member of Verona Fire District Commission. education unions, commending them for collaborative efforts to create a new “employee handbook” that replaced long-held collectively bargained agreements after Act 10. In crafting the handbook, he said, Verona relied on teacher input in a way that was “the epitome of collaboration,” which speaks to a larger point about how Verona treats teachers. “We want to attract and retain the best people,” he said. “It’s counterproductive to provide a bad working environment. Why would we do that? There’s no reason to.”

A good place to work?
First elected to the board in 1995, Behnke is its only Verona native. He graduated at the top of his class at Verona High School in 1971. Having a historical perspective on where the district has been “has value,” Behnke said. But he’s seeking a seventh term because he’s excited about where the district is headed, not where it’s been, he said. In particular, he likes

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activist,” has been endorsed by local unions representing teachers and support staff. Behnke’s backers include former superintendent Bill Conzemius and former board president Tom Duerst. Despite applauding the board for its work on the handbooks, McPartland said it should do more to “send a message” opposing state budget cuts to public schools. Unlike many area school districts, the Verona board didn’t issue a public statement condemning Act 10, and it has yet to do so regarding Walker’s current budget proposal. But Behnke noted that the board last week began work to craft a resolution opposing cuts to public education. And he questioned how much influence such statements have, particularly because Verona’s state senator and state representative are already “on our side.” Despite painful cuts to education, Behnke emphasized that the district’s finances have remained on relatively solid ground, compared to many districts, as Verona has steadily built up reserve funds and completed several major facility renovations in recent years without going to referendum. “I think the district has done a really good job,” he said. For her part, McPartland commended Behnke for his years of service, but said she wants to bring “a different perspective” to the board. “This is not something that I’m doing because I want to be a nice contributing citizen,” she said. “I’m doing it because I’m very worried about the quality of education in Verona.”

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Verona grad performs in wind ensemble Pharmacy robbed
A 2011 Verona Area High School graduate performed March 21 with the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble at the 2013 National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Heath Ugoretz, the son of Steven and Barbara (Voss) Ugoretz plays horn in the ensemble. “Performing at this national conference is an immense honor and each of these incredibly talented and hard-working musicians is going to surprise some people,” said Andrew Mast, conductor of the wind ensemble. “I could not be more proud of the incredible work and dedication each student has put into this performance. “We’re all excited to represent Lawrence University to a national audience.” The 58-member ensemble tuned up for their moment in the conference spotlight by performing twice along the way to North Carolina. On March 19, they were at Worthington Kilbourne High School in Columbus, Ohio, and on March 20, they visited Athens High School in Raleigh, N.C. A man robbed Hometown Pharmacy Tuesday. The man entered the store at 202 S. Main St. at 4:59 p.m. demanded Oxycontin, and fled the store with an undisclosed amount of the prescription painkiller, according to a news release from the Verona Police Department. Police did not say in the release if the man had a weapon or fled on foot or in a vehicle. The man was described as a white male, 20-30 years old, scruffy face, wearing a darker orange coat with a hood and having dirty boots. The Fitchburg Police Department’s K9 officer responded and assisted with a K9 track. Anyone with information should call the Verona Police at 608-845-7623. Anonymous tips can be left by calling Crime Stoppers, 608-266-6014.

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Afraid of falling? Identify and address your falls risk by registering for “Stepping On,” an evidence based seven-week, two-hour class series for older adults from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 4 – May 16, at Verona Senior Center. The class is meant for seniors who have a fear of falling or with balance concerns. Led by trained professionals, examine medications, home safety, balance, vision and more. Learn simple and fun balance and strength training exercises, as well.
initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice. Where optical scan voting systems are used, the elector shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided and fill in the oval or connect the arrow on the write-in line. On referendum questions, the elector shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the question. The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes time shall be allowed inside a voting booth or machine. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the elector in

Held at the Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, with support from Safe Communities and United Way of Dane County, the program builds confidence, reduces falls and prevents hospital stays. Recent Dane County data indicates that seniors
casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked. If the elector spoils an optical scan ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the voting booth, properly deposit the ballot and promptly leave the polling place. After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. If a central count system is used, the elector shall insert the ballot in the ballot box and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. The elector shall leave the polling place promptly. An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official

who complete “Stepping On” experience an almost 50 percent reduction in falls. Total cost for the program is $35 per person for instruction, materials and snacks. Call 845-7471 to register. Space is limited.

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NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOTS April 2, 2013 OFFICE OF THE CITY OF VERONA CLERK & TOWN OF VERONA CLERK

TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY AND TOWN OF VERONA Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the City and Town of Verona on the 2nd day of April, at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in these offices, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below. INFORMATION TO ELECTORS Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall state his or her name and address and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the

that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector. The following is a sample of the official ballots: Kami Lynch, City of Verona John Wright, Town of Verona Published: March 28, 2013 WNAXLP

2. Call to order; roll call 3. Verify statement of election offices 4. Determine winners of election 5. Adjourn Tammy Dresser Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Town of Verona Published: March 28, 2013 WNAXLP

Attention City of Verona voters The Municipal portion of the ballot will include the following offices and candidates: (the published ballot shows Town Offices in the municipal category) Alderperson District 1 Elizabeth Doyle Clark Solowicz Alderperson District 2 Dale E. P. Yurs Steve Ritt Alderperson District 3 Luke Diaz Richard Streich Alderperson District 4 Heather Reekie Evan Touchett There are separate ballots for each of the Aldermanic Districts as you may only vote for an Alderperson that represents the district in which you live in. All other offices on the ballot remain as listed. Sample ballots and Aldermanic District information for the City of Verona may also be viewed on the City of Verona website www.ci.verona.wi.us All sample ballots are viewable on the Government Accountability Board’s MyVote website at www.myvote.wi.gov. Click on ‘Regular Voter’ and enter your information to enable the viewing of sample ballots on the left side navigation. Kami Lynch, City of Verona Clerk Published: March 28, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF VERONA Sample Ballot for Spring Election April 2, 2013

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Notice is hereby given to the qualified residents of the City of Verona, City of Fitchburg, City of Madison, or in the Towns of Middleton, Montrose, Springdale, and Verona who reside in the Verona Area School District, that on April 2, 2013, being the first Tuesday in April 2013 a spring election will be held in the following polling places: CITY OF FITCHBURG: Aldermanic District 1 (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4): Fire Station #2 – 5415 King James Way, Fitchburg 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Aldermanic District 2 (Wards 5, 6, 7, 8, 9): Fire Station #1, 5791 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Aldermanic District 3 (Wards 10, 11, 12, 13, 14): Fairways Apartments, 2301 Traceway Dr., Fitchburg 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Entrance in the rear off Mutchler Rd.; do not park on Osmundsen Rd.) Aldermanic District 4 (Wards 15, 16, 17, 18, 19): Fitchburg Community Center - 5510 E. Lacy Road, Fitchburg 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CITY OF MADISON: Ward 59: Leopold Elementary – 2602 Post Rd, Madison 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ward 68: Head Start – 2096 Red Arrow Tr, Madison 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ward 90: Heritage Congregational Church - 3102 Prairie Rd., Madison 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ward 91: St. Mary’s Care Center 3401 Maple Grove Dr, Madison 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ward 92: Chavez Elementary – 3502 Maple Grove Rd, Madison 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ward 93: McKee Clinic – Meriter Health – 3102 Meriter Way, Madison 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wards 107, 142: Our Redeemer Lutheran –1701 McKenna Blvd, Madison 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ward 123: Madison Police West District –1710 McKenna Blvd, Madison 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CITY OF VERONA: Aldermanic Districts 1 & 2: Verona Public Library – 500 Silent St., Verona 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Aldermanic Districts 3 & 4: Verona City Hall - 111 Lincoln Street, Verona 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. TOWN OF MIDDLETON: Middleton Town Hall – 7555 W. Old Sauk Rd., Verona 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. TOWN OF MONTROSE: Montrose Town Hall - 1341 Diane Ave., Belleville 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. TOWN OF SPRINGDALE: Springdale Town Hall - 2379 Town Hall Road, Mt. Horeb 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. TOWN OF VERONA: Verona Town Hall - 335 North Nine Mound Road, Verona 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The electors are directed to vote in their normal or regular polling place. PLEASE NOTE: All residents of the Verona Area School District may vote for no more than one Portion 2 candidate and no more than one At Large candidate, no matter where they live in the district. Dated this 13th day of March 2013. Published: March 28, 2013 WNAXLP

VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS (Sec. 120.06 [8])

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1. An application for Informal Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth October 20, 1930 and date of death February 10, 2013, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 119 N. Main Street, Verona, WI 53593. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is June 14, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1005 Lisa Chandler Probate Registrar March 11, 2013 Atty. Marilyn A. Dreger 200 W. Verona Avenue Verona, WI 53593 608-845-9899 Bar Number: 1001608 Published: March 21, 28 and April 4, 2013 WNAXLP

At the Spring Election to be held on April 2, 2013 in the City of Verona the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated: Location, Wards Verona Public Library 500 Silent Street Verona, WI 53593, Wards 1-5 (Ald. Districts 1 & 2) Verona City Hall 111 Lincoln Street Verona, WI 53593, Wards 6-9 (Ald. Districts 3 & 4) ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M. If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk. Kami Lynch 111 Lincoln Street Verona, WI 53593 608-845-6495 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters. Published: March 28, 2013 WNAXLP

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

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Published: March 28, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Town of Verona Municipal Board of Canvassers will hold a meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Town Hall, 335 N. Nine Mound Rd, Verona, WI 53593. The meeting is to conduct canvass of the offices from the Spring Election. If the Town has any absentee ballots or proof of residency provided for provisional ballots to be returned after 8:00pm on April 2, 2013 AND before Friday, April 5, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., then the Town Board of Canvassers will reconvene on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. to conduct canvass. This meeting is open to the public to observe the canvass process. LOCATION: Town Hall of Verona, 335 N. Nine Mound Road, Verona, WI 53593 DATE: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 TIME: 8:00 P.M.; or immediately following ballot counting 1. Proof of Posting and Notice

TOWN OF VERONA Town Municipal Board of Canvassers April 2, 2013

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STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT, DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INFORMAL ADMINISTRATION) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Helen M. Becker

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1. Call To Order/Approval of Agenda 2. Public Comment This section of the meeting provides the opportunity for comment from persons in attendance on items that are either listed below or is a matter over which this governing body has jurisdiction. Comments on matters not listed on this agenda could be placed on a future board meeting agenda. 3. Presentation by Paul Musser about next steps in the reevaluation process 4. Reports A. Public Works: i. Discussion and possible action on 2013 road projects ii. Discussion and possible action on bidding for a new snow plow B. Plan Commission: i. Comp plan mapping process update ii. Discussion and possible action on County wind turbine ordinance C. EMS: D. Fire: E. Open Space and Parks: F. Town Chair: G. Supervisors: H. Planner/Administrator: i. Work space update I. Clerk/Treasurer: i. Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 99-1dealing with the timing of tax refunds 5. Discussion and approval of payment of bills for month of March 6. Review of Building Permits, Inspection Reports, Road Haul Permits, and Right-of-Way Permits 7. Discussion and approval of minutes of March meeting. 8. Adjourn Board agendas are published in the Town’s official newspaper – The Verona Press – (Legal section) and are posted at the Town Hall and the Town’s bulletin board at Miller & Sons Grocery – 108 N. Main St. If an agenda is amended after publication the official sites for notice of the final version are the Verona Public Library bulletin board, Town Hall and Millers. If anyone having a qualifying disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act, needs an interpreter, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access these meetings, please contact the Town of Verona Clerk @ 608-845-7187 or aarnold@town. verona.wi.us. Please do so at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so that proper arrangements can be made. Other upcoming meetings include Open Space and Parks Commission on 4/17/2013 and Plan Commission on 4/25/2013. Agendas will be posted on the locations listed above and the Town’s website (www.town.verona. wi.us). Use the ‘subscribe’ feature on the Town’s website to receive town meeting agendas and other announcements via “Town Info”. Notice is also given that a possible quorum could occur at this meeting of the Plan Commission and/or Open Space and Parks Commission, for the purposes of information gathering only. David K. Combs, Town Chair, Town of Verona Published: March 28, 2013 WNAXLP

Town of Verona Regular Town Board Meeting Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:30 P.M. Town Hall, 335 N. Nine Mound Road Verona, WI 53593-1035

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Verona’s Prostart culinary team placed fourth at the Wisconsin Restaurant Association invitational. From left: Brian Feiler (12th grade), Brennan Lightfoot (12), Kealy Click (11), Leah Sinner (11) and alternate Arianna Hanson (12).

Culinary team places fourth at state competition
The Verona Area High School Prostart Culinary team placed fourth at the Wisconsin Restaurant Association’s 12th annual Prostart Invitational at the Delta Center in Milwaukee March 12. During the competition, students were asked to create a menu consisting of an appetizer, entree and dessert. The students were randomly assigned a specific knife cut once they got
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150 Places To Go
VENDORS WANTED! Mega Sale! Sunday, April 7th. Edgerton Tri-County Community Center. $15-30 spaces available. Call 608-754-8641

340 Autos
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692 Electronics
DISH NETWORK STARTING at $19.99/ mo for 12 mos. High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available) SAVE! Ask about SAME DAY installation! Call 888-719-6981(wcan) HIGHSPEED INTERNET EVERYWHERE By Satellite! Speeds up to 12mbps! (200x faster than dial-up). Starting at $49.95/mo. Call Now & Go Fast! 888-709-3348 (wcan) SAVE ON CABLE TV, Internet, Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 mo's) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Aceller today to learn more! 866-458-1545 (wcan)

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

453 Volunteer Wanted
THE ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE of Wi is seeking volunteers to become Volunteer Ambassadors. Volunteers will share information about the disease and the resources available with their friends, neighbors, church or club members and local businesses in their community. Volunteers are needed to assist residents and music Therapists at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge or University Woods Retirement Communities Music Therapy groups. Help with set up/ break down, bring residents in wheelchair to/from the music therapy group, and provide assistance for residents or possibly participate as a player during the

648 Food & Drink
100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks - Save 69% on the Grilling Collection. Now Only $49.95. Plus 2 Free Gifts & to-the-door-delivery in a reusable cooler. Order today. 1-888-676-2750 Use Code: 45102DJW www.OmahaSteaks.com/ gcoffer83 (wcan) SHARI'S BERRIES: order mouthwatering gifts! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Hand-dipped berries from $19.99 + plus s/h. Save 20% on qualifying gifts over $29! Call 888-479-6008 or visit www.berries.com/happy (wcan)

402 Help Wanted, General
EXPERIENCED SERVICE WANTED. Apply at Sunrise Family Restaurant 1052 W. Main, Stoughton FULL-TIME CNA needed for PM shift. Includes every other weekend and holidays. PT PM/NOC shift position available also. Excellent benefits including: Health, Dental, ST Disability, Life Insurance, 401K, Flex Spending Plan and generous PTO. Apply in person or send resume to: Four Winds Manor, Inc. 303 South Jefferson St. Verona, WI 53593 OAKWOOD VILLAGE, a nationally recognized retirement community, is seeking Production Cooks for our University Woods location on Mineral Point Rd. Responsible for the preparation of nutritious, attractive and tasty food. Various schedules. Prior experience in quantities production cooking preferred. High School education or equivalent. To learn more and apply online visit www. oakwoodvillage.net. RESIDENTIAL CLEANER needed to work 2 to 3 days per week. $8.50 per hour. Days only . Experience helpful. Non smoker 835-0339 SUPER 8 Verona is seeking Front desk associates and Housekeepers. Experience preferred but willing to train the right people. Apply in pe son at: 131 Horizon Drive Verona

music therapy groups. City of Madison Parks Division has changed the date of our Annual Dog Park Cleanup event toApril 6th from 8am-noon. Give a few hours of your day to keep our off-leash parks clean and open to all. Participating dog parks with projects are: Quann, Warner, Brittingham, Sycamore, Detramal and McCormick. Volunteers are asked to bring scooper; bags and gloves will be provided. Call the Volunteer Center at 246-4380 or visit www.volunteeryourtime.org for more information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

696 Wanted To Buy
WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks. We sell used parts. Monday through Friday 8 am - 5:30 pm. Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59, Edgerton, 608-884-3114.

652 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE! Thurs-Sat-9am-4pm. Everything goes! 4364 S Jordan Dr, Mcfarland. STOUGHTON HUGE Kids & Maternity Sale! April 5 10am-7pm, April 6th 10am4pm 400 Mandt Pkwy at Stoughton Fairgrounds.

705 Rentals
2 BEDROOM Townhouse apartment w/ full basement on Racetrack Rd-Stoughton $775/mo includes utilities. No Pets. Security deposit and references are required. Available Now for an approved applicant. Call 608-241-6609 BROOKLYN 4 BR, 2 1/2 BATH 1850 sq. ft. DUPLEX. Custom built w/ Amish cabinets, L/R & F/R, private deck. Master BR/BATH, high end appliances, 2 car gar, corner lot country sub-division. Pet & smoke free. $1150 mo 608-6477355 GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 Bedroom Units available starting at $695 per month, includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575 STOUGHTON 721 S Monroe. Upper of 2-flat. 2-bdrm, hardwoods, washer-dryer in unit, lrg yard, lrg kitchen. Cats/Dogs ok. Available now. $790. incl heat and electric. Call Jim 608-444-6084 STOUGHTON EASTSIDE upper 2 bedroom in quiet historic neighborhood available May 1st. Huge sunny living room and master bedroom, hardwood floors and charming details throughout, big yard, deck, washer and dryer, tons of storage space in attic, 1 block from park, minutes to downtown, off street parking, references, non smokers only, small pet considered, $725 mo.+ some utilities 719-7227. STOUGHTON-LARGE 2-BDRM units in quiet, owner managed 10 unit. D/W, range, fridge, A/C, decks/patios. Close to shopping. Off street parking, large yard. Laundry in building. April 1-$665/mo plus gas/elec. Cats/small dogs ok-fee. Call/ text 608-772-0234 VERONA NICE 2 Bedroom Duplex. Appliances, A/C, No Pets/Smoking. $750/Mo. Available 3/1/13. 608-8457397 VERONA-RARELY AVAILABLE 2 bedroom, no smoking, H/W included, A/C, laundry hookups, appliances, quiet neighborhood, $750/mo., 608-558-7017

PRESS OPERATOR
The Press Operator is responsible for placing inserts, picking, trimming, inspecting and packaging small injection molded plastic parts. Other responsibilities may include finishing operations at the press during production. Please stop at our corporate office to complete an application.
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664 Lawn & Garden
3'-12' EVERGREEN & Shade Trees. Pick up or Delivery! Planting Available! DETLOR TREE FARMS 715-335-4444 (wcan)

666 Medical & Health Supplies
ATTENTION JOINT & Muscle Pain Sufferers: Clinically proven all-natural supplement helps reduce pain & enhance mobility. To try HydrAflexin Risk Free for 90 days. Call 888-550-4066 (wcan) ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE Home Delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores & bacterial infection! 888797-4088 (wcan) MEDICAL ALERT FOR SENIORS - 24/7 monitoring. Free Equipment. Free shipping. Nationwide Services. $29.95/month Call Medical Guardian today. 877-8636622 (wcan)

423 Work Wanted
WILL DO Experienced Office Cleaning. With references. 608-214-4884

447 Professional
OTR TEAM & SOLO DRIVERS * Above Average Mileage Pay *Teams Avg 6000 miles/wk *Solos Avg 2500-3500/wk * Flexible Home Time * 100% No Touch/Drop&Hook * Full Benefit Pkg CDL/A * 12 Months Exp. Preferred 1-888-545-9351 Ext. 13 Jackson WI www.doublejtransport.com (wcan) THEY SAY people don’t read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you? Call now to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

** DRIVERS ** FULL-TIME DRIVERS FOR REGIONAL WORK
Tractor-trailer drivers needed for the Walgreen’s Private Fleet Operation based in Windsor, WI. Drivers make hand deliveries to Walgreen’s stores within a regional area (WI, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD). Workweek is Tuesday-Saturday. All drivers must be willing & able to unload freight. • Earn $21.25/hour (OT after 8 hours) or $0.4650/mile • Full Benefit Pkg. includes Life, Dental, Disability, & Health Insurance with Prescription Card • 401k Pension Program with Company Contribution • Paid Holidays and Vacation • Home every day except for occasional layover Drivers must be over 24 years old, have a min. 2 yrs. tractor-trailer exp. & meet all DOT requirements. Send resumé to: b.kriel@callcpc.com or call CPC Logistics at 1-800-914-3755.

668 Musical Instruments
AMP: LINE 6 Spider IV 75 watt guitar amp. Tons of built in effects, tuner, and recording options. Like new, rarely used, less than 2 years old. Asking $250 OBO. call 608-575-5984 GUITAR: FENDER American made Standard Stratocaster guitar. Tobacco burst finish, mint condition. Includes tremelo bar, straplocks, and custom fitted Fender hard-shell case. Asking $950 OBO. Call 608-575-5984

801 Office Space For Rent
BEST LOCATION in Stoughton. Retail space for rent. 211 E Main 4,000+ sq ft. Beautifully renovated. Available Now $1900/mo.Call Connie 608- 271-0101 VERONA- OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities. 608-575-2211 or 608-845-2052

449 Driver, Shipping & Warehousing
KLEMM TANK LINES is now hiring Class A CDL company drivers & Owner-Operators out of Madison, WI! We offer local, home daily pos tions, competitive pay, medical benefits for you and your family, paid training on product handling, paid uniforms, paid vacations, 401K & MORE! We require 2 years recent, verifiable tractor-trailer experience, tank & hazmat endorsements (or ability to obtain) & safe driving record. Apply now at TheKAG. com or call recruiting at 800-871-4581 for more information. WANTED STRAIGHT Truck Driver for seasonal employment. CDL and nonCDL positions available. Call 608-8825756. The Delong Co, Inc. Evansville. CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Verona Press unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

676 Plants & Flowers
PROFLOWERS ENJOY SEND FLOWERS for any occasion! Prices starting at just $19.99. Plus take 20% off your order over $29! Go to www.Proflowers.com/ ActNow or call 877-592-7090 (wcan)

805 Commercial & Industrial Lots
VERONA INDUSTRIAL Park 2600 sq ft. shop, warehouse, office space. Available April 1, 2013 845-7630

680 Seasonal Articles
PERSONAL CREATIONS - Deluxe Allin-One Easter Basket! Includes wicker keepsake basket with polka dot liner, personalization, plush bunny and many Easter treats. To Redeem this offer, visit www.PersonalCreations.com/Best or call 888-716-3361 (wcan)

720 Apartments
OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available spring/summer. Great central location, on-site or in-unit laundry, patio, dishwasher and A/C. $700-$715/month. Call Kelly at 608-255-7100 or visit www.stevebrownapts.com/oregon ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $695 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589

820 Misc. Investment Property For Sale
144 ACRES 130 tillable near Monroe, WI on Badger State Bike Trail. Investor's dream. 608-329-5033. First Place Realty, Fran Donny 2.0 ACRE lot. Dunkirk Area. 2 miles South of Stoughton, Hwy-N wooded-lot private drive. Taking offers 608-6099607 DANE COUNTY’S MARKETPLACE. The Verona Press Classifieds. Call 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

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688 Sporting Goods & Recreational
ANNUAL SPRING OPEN HOUSE & Camper Sale! April 5-7 At ALL "3" Scheik's LOCATIONS! Eden, Kiel & Red Granite! For info: 800-325-4182 or www. clickcampers.com (wcan) GUN SHOW MAR 29 & 30 Madison Marriot Exit 252/Hwy 12 Middleton Fri 3-8 Sat 9-5 608-752-6677 bobandrocco. com (wcan)

740 Houses For Rent
STOUGHTON HOUSE 2-bdrm, 1-bth, all appliances, main level W/D, family room w/gas fireplace, 2-car garage, security fenced backyard, A/C, $950. pets extra. Available May 1st 608-798-3087 - 608843-2671

VERONA, WI
Park Verona Apartments - Housing for seniors 62 or better, or persons with a disability of any age. Pet friendly, income restrictions apply. Rent based on 30% of your income. One and two bedrooms starting at $525. Call 1-800-346-8581 for an application.

Culinary Professionals Wanted
Epic is looking for professional culinary artists who are dedicated to their craft for our in-house dining service. We currently have positions open in the following areas: Cook – high-volume, fine dining scratch cooking Baker – scratch baking, wide variety of desserts Dishwasher – clean thousands of dishes and utensils daily for staff and guests Caterer – serve meals and coordinate catering All experience levels are encouraged to apply, though the expertise listed above is preferred. Our team feeds a campus of approximately 6,300 people, in addition to internal catering, receptions, and large-scale on-site conferences.

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

750 Storage Spaces For Rent
ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access BRAND NEW OREGON/BROOKLYN Credit Cards Accepted CALL (608)444-2900

Wisconsin Management Company
“A Better Way…Of Living”

is an equal housing opportunity provider and employer

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TOWN OF MONTROSE - $35,500. Elaine Holpin, (608) 278-4180. MLS# 1660776. TOWN OF BROOKLYN - $109,000. Julie Bollig, (608) 225-2324. MLS# 1665437. OREGON - $129,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1677794. OREGON - $130,000. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1677392. BROOKLYN - $147,000. Marge Van Calligan, (608) 219-8918. MLS# 1672498. OREGON - 4 bed, 2 bath - $192,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1669712. OREGON - $199,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1677773. OREGON - $236,900. John Norwell, (608) 698-5246. MLS# 1666650. OREGON - $236,900. John Norwell, (608) 698-5246. MLS# 1666649. FITCHBURG - $299,000. Sharon O. Christensen, (608) 843-9185. MLS# 1671705. FITCHBURG - MVP $299,900 - $312,900. Julie Bollig, (608) 225-2324. MLS# 1672480. WHISPERING OAKS, TOWN OF OREGON - $324,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 2784199. MLS# 1675027. OREGON - $339,900. Julie Bollig, (608) 225-2324. MLS# 1677744. FITCHBURG - $69,900. Randy Hess, (608) 276-5211. MLS# 1667869.

TOWN OF DUNN/STOUGHTON - $149,900. Charlie Fuller, (608) 469-1355, Julie Larson, (608) 661-5466. MLS# 1666962. VERONA - MVP $199,900 - $220,000. Barb Dawson, (608) 575-3290. MLS# 1671410. OREGON - $269,000. Barb Dawson, (608) 575-3290. MLS# 1652766. SPRINGDALE - $295,000. Pam Birschbach, (608) 576-9206. MLS# 1655806. OREGON - $310,000. Patricia Sternad, (608) 216-5749. MLS# 1670262. VERONA - $390,000. Lisa Mohar, (608) 276-5218, Renee Christman, (608)278-4166. MLS# 1675358. VERONA - MVP $420,000 - $440,000. Barb Dawson, (608) 575-3290. MLS# 1671411. VERONA - $439,900. Lisa Mohar, (608) 276-5218, Renee Christman, (608) 278-4166. MLS# 1674634. FITCHBURG - $489,000. Renee Christman, (608)278-4166, Lisa Mohar, (608) 2765218. MLS# 1677788. MIDDLETON - $550,000. Kristin Weber Nick, 219-8960, Annette Tande Riemer, (608) 772-0322. MLS# 1673340. OREGON - MVP $700,000 - $800,000. Laurie Howard, (608) 469-6710. MLS# 1674715.

You will work with a dynamic team in a stateof-the-art, air conditioned kitchen, and will enjoy full-time hours, competitive wages, and full benefits—including paid vacation. Bus-line access is available. Please apply online http://careers.epic.com/,or stop by to fill out an application at:

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March 28, 2013

The Verona Press

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Thinking is believing
There might be snow on the ground, but at Savanna Oaks Middle School, there are flowers everywhere. The painted doors are actually part of a lesson. Isabel Becker and Justyn Toussaint (below) have decorated a few doors at the school in preparation for a PBIS lesson that will take place after spring break.

Snow days make for more make-up time at VAHS

School cancellations due to wintry weather have forced Verona Area High School to alter its schedule again. VAHS classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 6, instead of its normal “latestart” time of 10 a.m., officials announced last week. The high school in February began ending school two minutes later than normal for the rest of the school year to meet state requirements regarding minimum minutes of instruction. No other Verona schools are affected.

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