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Youth in Rhythm
Local kids show off swag in competitive hip-hop dancing
Victoria Vlisides
Unified Newspaper Group

District considers $4.4 million plan to save $187k per year
Seth Jovaag
Unified Newspaper Group

In brief

On the web
See a video with Maeve and Molly’s dance crew last year performing “Heroes.”

Ten-year-old Maeve ButzbaughPatrick’s mom was skeptical, 13-year-old Colton Godfraiux’s mom was relieved, and 9-yearold Molly Bauhs’ mom knew she didn’t get it from her. Despite mixed reactions from their parents, at a young age, Maeve, Molly and Colton compete, practice and have found their footing in competitive hip-hop dance crews. All three Verona youths started out with little to no dance background, much less hip-hop. After all, hip-hop is a fairly new dance genre, picking up steam in the 1980s, and it’s often accompanied by stigmas of bad language, sex and violence. At first, it’s not exactly easy to see where this type of thing fits in with kids. At Move Out Loud dance studio, on Madison’s west side, is where all three have been able to learn hip-hop and compete in a positive atmosphere – and that’s from the toughest judge of all, their parents. Perhaps most skeptical was Butzbaugh, who admits her uneasiness lessened after witnessing her daughter’s excitement for the sport. But she came around. “When a kid is passionate about something, it’s hard not to fall in love with it with them,” she told the Verona Press. Even at a young age, being a competitive dancer for these Verona kids means having practices that average up to five hours a week and can approach 20 hours a week before competitions. So with balancing school, friends, outof-state dance conventions and a handful of competitions on

Photos by Victoria Vlisides

Top and below, Colton Godfraiux, 13, (center) and the rest of his dance crew perform “Gotham City” at the regional Show Stopper competition March 22 in Middleton. Above, Maeve Butzbaugh-Patrick, 10, and Molly Bauhs, 9, (left corner) perform “Make A Wish” at Show Stopper in their geniethemed dance group. The two are also in a competitive dance trio. All three attend Verona Area Schools and are part of Move Out Loud dance studio in Madison.

From energy-efficient lights and water-saving toilets to a new roof for a local middle school, Verona schools are eyeing up to $4.4 million in upgrades that could be paid for with future savings on utility bills. That’s according to a report reviewed Monday by the Verona Area school board, which now has to decide whether to proceed with the work. The school district is looking to take advantage of a 2011 change in state law that allows districts to override spending limits on projects that cut utility costs. Proponents say socalled “performance contracting” doesn’t cost taxpayers, improves the heating and lighting at schools and saves districts money while reducing their carbon footprint. Representatives from Madison-based H and H Energy Management first floated the idea with Verona officials more than a year ago. Last November, the company wrapped up an energy audit of the

A $4.4 million plan to upgrade the district’s facilities would have a 20-year payout guaranteed by the company overseeing the work and would not increase property taxes. The borrowing project would require a public hearing. district’s nearly 1 million square feet of building space. District officials then whittled a list of potential jobs to roughly $3 million worth of improvements that would generate an estimated $187,000 in utility savings annually. With other state or federal incentives for cutting energy usage thrown in, the annual savings could pay for the work in less than 15 years. In addition, the district could also use the performance contracting mechanism to tackle a $1.2 million roof job at Badger Ridge Middle School and to upgrade heating and cooling units at two other schools. With those

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April 18, 2013

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Garden group gets going
Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor

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Above, a map of the new Badger Prairie Community Garden shows 96 plots of 20 feet by 20 feet using about one acre on the southwest corner of Old PB and East Verona Avenue. More acreage could be available if the need is there. Left, the plot is ready for paving once the weather cooperates.

The county has ponied up for a well and parking for a community garden in Verona, and the community is doing the rest. At the April 9 kickoff meeting for the Badger Prairie Community Garden – a first for the county – more than 40 people attended, learning the initial plans for the 5-acre plot just across East Vero na Avenue from the Badger Prai- Hotchkiss rie Health Care Center. Another meeting is planned for next week. D a n e County Sup. Erika Hotchkiss, who led Migon the project through the budget process last year and has continued to be a liaison, was impressed by the turnout for the pet project she has adopted. “Great engaged and excited community!” Hotchkiss wrote in an email to the Press last week. “We need to continue to get the word out.” Verona resident John Migon and Hotchkiss are

Above, more than 40 people attended the kickoff meeting for the new Badger Prairie Community Garden held April 9 at the Verona Public Library. Several people in the group volunteered to help, as well.

If you go
What: Badger Prairie Community Garden organizational meeting When: 7 p.m. April 23 Where: Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli St. Info: Call 217-7118 or email contact@ churches, families and individuals will be able to rent plots on a sliding scale fee at the garden. More than half of the garden will be managed by the Community Action Coalition to grow fresh food for local food pantries. The other 1-2 acres will be used for individual garden plots of about 20 feet by 20 feet, for a total of 96 plots. Of those, more than 40 had been requested early this week. The group plans to put pumpkins on any leftover plots. The Badger Prairie Master Plan adopted in 2009 called for installing community gardens at Badger Prairie County Park. The gardens at Badger Prairie will be the first ever in the county park system and serve as a pilot program. Registration for plots begins May 1, and fees will range from $7.50 to $60, depending on family size and income and whether the plots are collaborative, according to information from the April 9 meeting. At the meeting, county staff said the well is on track for an April 30 completion date and that the parking lot can be poured as soon as the weather allows. The group is still looking for volunteers with specific skills, including grant-writing, preserving, communications, composting and event-planning, as well as labor for work days, maintenance and harvesting. The group is looking into the possibility of incorporating into a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) and considering ways to expand its community connections, such as through the school district, library and food pantry. Next week’s meeting will begin coordination of the group of interested volunteers and making plans for outreach and fund-raising. It begins at 7 p.m. April 23 at the Verona Senior Center. “We have a lot of fundraising to do,” Hotchkiss said Tuesday. “We need a shed, we need tools…” For information, visit the group’s new website at, email contact@ or call 217-7118.

co-coordinating the effort, which is being run by a group called “Friends of Badger Prairie Garden.” The Community Action Coalition of Southern Wisconsin is helping with planning, and three of the group members are attending a UW-Extension Master Gardener course. The group also picked up a volunteer website designer and treasurer from its April 9 meeting. “We have a large group that have been actively involved and doing a substantial amount of work from its inception,” Hotchkiss wrote. Local groups, schools,

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April 18, 2013

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Verona Area School District

High school graduation rates take slight dip
Legacy rate about average for county, higher than state
Seth Jovaag
Unified Newspaper Group

High school graduation rates dipped slightly last year at Verona Area High School, according to data released last week by the state Department of Public Instruction. Just under 94 percent of VAHS seniors in 2011-12 graduated after four years

of high school. That’s about 1 percent down from last year’s “four-year rate” but 1 percent higher than a year earlier. Last year’s graduation rate reached 94 percent when using “the legacy rate,” which factors in students who obtain their degrees later, either because they are special-education students or because they finished their work after their senior year ended. That’s down from the 94.8 percent legacy rate the district reported for 201011. The 2010-11 figures

listed on the DPI database are incorrect, local officials said last year, because of errors made by local staff when entering data for some students. Just over 82 percent of VAHS students from low-income homes earned diplomas last year, up from 75.3 percent last year but down from 91.4 percent two years earlier. This year’s VAHS graduation rate ranks slightly below the middle of the pack compared to 15 Dane County high schools outside of Madison. Eleven

schools had higher legacy rates; three were lower, according to DPI figures. Using the four-year rate, VAHS outpaced six schools and trailed eight. VAHS topped all Madison high schools in both categories. Data for this year’s graduating class won’t be available until next spring. Statewide, the four-year graduation rate rose half a percentage point to 87.5 percent last year, according to a DPI news release. The legacy rate rose was up one-tenth of a percent to 90.6.

Area graduation rates
High school 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 Stoughton 97.7% 98.8% 99.3% 96.7% 93.9% Oregon 95.5% 95.4% 91.5% 95.6% 89.9% McFarland 95.6% 92.1% 93.2% 92.5% 92.9% Middleton 97.3% 93.6% 93.1% 92.7% 92.1% Verona 94.0% 94.8%* 96.6% 96.3% 94.5% – Department of Public Instruction

Numbers represent the “legacy rate” for graduation, or percentage of students who graduate by age 21. * Correct figure provided by VASD. It differs from DPI’s figure due to a data-entry error.

City of Verona

Plan: More community parks will be needed as city grows
Mark Ignatowski
Unified Newspaper Group

Epic traffic plan goes before the public
Presentation includes 3-D video
Mark Ignatowski
Unified Newspaper Group

If you go
What: Epic traffic impact analysis meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 Where: Verona City Center, 111 Lincoln St. Info: Depending on the size of the crowd, AECOM might walk through some of the models in a formal presentation. The company will also have representatives on hand to answer questions from residents. The city and AECOM have previously discussed some details of the traffic study as part of neighborhood planning meetings held by Epic earlier this year for its plans to build two more campuses. Epic is planning road improvements and campus

As Verona continues to grow, it will be in need of a larger community park and a few neighborhood parks. A sparsely-attended public meeting last Wednesday drew little public comment but gave a few residents a better idea of where parks might be planned in the future, and what sort of needs the city has in regards to open space. Jim Brickner, a consultant with JSD Professional Services, noted the study’s findings that the city is above the national average for parkland areas, but that continued growth would put the city in need of a large community park, as well as several small, planned neighborhood parks. The company is working with the Parks Commission on a new five-year plan. Community parks provide large, open spaces for sports fields and other recreation such as splashpads. These parks are larger than the typical three- or four-acre neighborhood park that has some playground equipment. Brickner said Verona’s proximity to areas like Reddan Soccer Park, Badger Prairie County Park and DNR lands near the Sugar River gives residents access to ample parkland. However, since those areas are controlled by other governmental agencies, they don’t count as land residents always have access to. For example, the large cyclocross championship at Badger Prairie kept residents from using that area for other recreation. The city has about 7.6 acres of community parkland per 1,000 residents. That’s short of the city’s standard of 12 acres per 1,000 people. According to park plan calculations, the city will be short about 55 acres of community parkland by 2017, assuming no new community parks are built. That gap increases even more as population projections increase. Brickner said long-range projections also call for about nine or 10 new neighborhood parks as the city grows.


needs. Parks director Dave Walker said the city is on a cycle to replace park equipment about every 20 years in neighborhood parks. Brickner said the city might have to consider a shorter timetable for replacement, depending on the desires of the neighborhood. One resident at the meeting implored leaders to consider building a splash pad. Middleton has had one for several years, while Fitchburg broke ground on a site last month. Walker agreed the splash pad park would be a good, cost-friendly addition to the city, but in the past, residents have preferred larger aquatic facility. That sentiment showed in a survey used to prepare the 20132017 parks plan. Survey respondents ranked “initiate planning for an aquatic center” has their No. 1 priority, followed closely by “construct a spray park/splash pad.” Parks and Open Space Commission members will review the draft and make changes at their upcoming April meeting. Their final plan will be forwarded to the city council in late May or June, Walker previously told the Press. Their recommendations will be considered by the council as part of the city’s master plan, as well as for the 2014 municipal budget.

The public is invited to view the draft of a traffic impact analysis study at a public meeting next Tuesday. Early this week, city officials and representatives from AECOM, the firm hired to conduct the study, were still hashing out details about the meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at Verona City Center. City administrator Bill Burns said the company likely will have maps of the area, along with a 3-D video computer modeling of traffic patterns and flow through the area. Both had been presented to the Public Works committee last month.

additions to handle an increase to 8,000 employees – about the number that would be in Verona after Campus 4 and 5 are built – and the study considers the potential of 11,000. Major improvements recommended in the study include two new signalized intersections on a four-lane replacement for Nine Mound Road, new offramps for all of the company’s parking garages, added turn lanes almost everywhere and extra lanes along Northern Lights Road. The city has already taken steps to address some

traffic issues near the company’s campus. The city hired AECOM last week to design a second lane on the U.S. Hwy. 18-151 offramp that feeds onto Epic Lane and continues to Northern Lights. A third lane on 18-151 from Epic Lane to Hwy. 69 is included as part of the recommendations in the traffic study. The Common Council is expected to review the traffic impact analysis at its April 22 meeting. Burns said information about the results could be posted to the city’s website,, as early as this week. New Monthly Class 2-Hour Joint Movement Flow Sat., May 4 10:30 a.m.

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Legislative Opinion

Libraries have adapted to support Wisconsin’s communities
Wisconsin’s public, school, academic, and special libraries have adapted to provide services and resources tailored to a changing world in a challenging economy. Despite tight budgets and increasing demands, our libraries provide new and improved means to access learning and information as well as innovative new services to support local needs. The American Library Association and libraries across the nation are observing National Library Week, April Evers 14-20. The theme this year, “Communities Matter at Your Library,” rings especially true because libraries of all types support lifelong learning and reinforce the common good, now and into the future. I am proud that libraries throughout the state continue to provide exceptional and innovative services, even under trying economic conditions, facing increasing demands, often with decreasing budgets. The state’s libraries have provided essential services to support and develop a competitive workforce, with computers, Internet access, digital and traditional literacy training, and other resources to help citizens of all ages learn to find, evaluate, and use information they need for their education, their personal lives, their health and well-being, and their jobs. As our schools incorporate more digital learning, school media specialists are often the go-to people to support and train teachers as well as assist in developing new learning content. And our public libraries increasingly support early learning, so that children entering our schools have a good foundation in language skills and learning concepts. Wisconsin’s public libraries tailor their services to the communities that establish and operate them. The librarians work with their trustees, elected officials, small business owners, students, and the public at large to discover the needs of their communities and meet them. Whether through new electronic resources and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers, or support for early literacy, librarians listen to the communities they serve, and they respond. Certainly communities matter at your library. So in honor of National Library Week, I encourage everyone to visit your local library, thank the staff, and let them know that libraries also matter in your community. Tony Evers is the state superintendent of public instruction and a former superintendent of the Verona Area School District.

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ith weather like this, it’s nice to think about spring planting. Badger Prairie Community Garden is moving ahead at full force. This is the first community garden in the Dane County park system, and the county plans to continue to explore expanding options for community gardens on county lands. Please email or call John Migon at 2177118 if you would like to volunteer, want more information or are interHotchkiss ested in renting a plot. Here are other things happening in the County worth watching. Recognizing April 2013 as Child Abuse and Protection Month (RES. 279) I serve on the Commission on Sensitive Crimes and sponsored this resolution. Child abuse is a community and societal problem that affect great numbers of children in Dane County. The County has dedicated individuals and organizations, including the Coordinated Response Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Children, Youth and Families Consortium, and the Commission on Sensitive Crimes who work daily to help parents

and the community to achieve optimal outcomes. Acquiring land for county operations (RES. 227) The 2013 county budget anticipated the need for a new highway garage and medical examiner’s office. A 22-acre purchase located immediately across from the Dane County landfill in the Town of Cottage Grove is suitable for both needs. Locating these County facilities near the landfill will allow the County to take advantage of the green energy generated by the landfill. Purchase of land in the Sugar River Natural Resource Area (RES.226) Last month, Sup. Pat Downing and I submitted a Resolution to purchase approximately 466 acres of land in the Sugar River natural Resource Area from the Bruce Company. The acquisition permanently protects 466 acres with 340 available for public access and includes 2.5 miles of Sugar river frontage. Funds for the purchase are available through the conservation fund and the Lake Preservation and renewal fund. The County intends to promote river access and develop canoe/kayak launches. Providing funds for a housing partnership program (RES. 237) The effort to develop Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing recognizes a significant need in

Dane County. The focus of this program is to partner with a private group and work together to develop a co-housing facility. This resolution amends the 2013 capital budget to transfer $250,000 from the SRO housing capital project into the new program, which is intended to stimulate the immediate development of affordable cooperative housing options. Limiting trapping permits (Chapter 53, Ord. Amdt. 38 – sub 2) This amendment limits the park director’s discretion to issue permits for trapping and amends previously designated wildlife areas by prohibiting trapping on those lands unless Stewardship funding requires such activity. This Amendment reduces the amount of County lands open to trapping.  New female African lion at the zoo The 2-year-old lion named Shkura came to Madison from the Sedgewick County Zoo in Wichita, Kan. The Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP), which works to preserve a species over generations, sent Shakura to pair with Henry, the older male lion currently at the zoo.

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Verona really steps up to help our soldiers
I am writing to you this Monday morning with a full truck and overflowing heart. Thank you neighbors, friends and strangers for the fabulous turnout for the Camo Quilts project for our son, Lt. Will Bishop (VAHS 2007, UW 2011), and his soldiers. Sixty to 70 people showed up for the workshop at Verona Area Community Theater. What a wonderful facility full of memories from our theater days – now put to another use. We ran completely out of room. Every socket, every machine, every iron was put to use making the different parts of the quilts. The American Legion came with every sewing machine and iron they could find. Lettie Gauthier, age 5, led the card-making table for six straight hours. The Verona lacrosse team came and helped with the cardmaking and box decorating. The Naxi family came with two huge boxes of fresh warm pastries. Every time we looked up, someone else was coming in to help. Several friends dropped off supplies to ship to Will and his men. I was told there were no baby wipes left in town. A big box with letters and cards is already in the car to the post office. Well, right in the middle of the afternoon, Will skyped his dad – thank you for this new way to connect with loved ones. He was not aware of the workshop and was completely surprised by the event. It was wonderful to scan the VACT and show him everyone that was there. I wrote a letter to Verona as we moved to Green Bay to thank you for helping us to raise our family there. Now I am writing to thank you for supporting our family again. There is only one word to describe our feelings for your support for our military – unbelievable! Mary K. and Rusty Bishop Green Bay P.S. And yes, we would like to come back next fall and do another workshop as there are 1,000 guys in Afghanistan waiting for these quilts. Please let me know if you are interested in going to Plymouth to make them.

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I love science!
Country View and Sugar Creek Elementary schools host science fairs
Country View and Sugar Creek Elementary schools both held science fairs last Friday night. Top left, At Country View, Sammy Iszczyszyn demonstrates a Gauss Rifle (built with brother Derek), which uses a chain of magnets to fire balls at a target. Top right, CV fifth-grader Jakob Uhlir blows a whistle at a plastic cup covered in sugar, while Xander Thomson, 8, of Woodstock, Ill., makes a deeper sound that makes the crystals move. Left, Savanna Oaks Middle School teacher Frank Devereaux shows Sugar Creek third-grader Duncan Robords and fourth grader Cassidy Cotter how to use thickening agents to turn a liquid into something that resembled jellybeans.
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Coming up
Earth Day crafts
Teens are invited to stop in the teen section of the Verona Public Library to make some fun crafts from recycled materials. Those ages 12-18 can stop in from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20. register, or for information, visit vero- Wisconsin’s 80th Assembly District, or call 845-7180. to give constituents an opportunity to share their concerns and opinions on Retro Swing Band the Governor’s budget. All constituents Big Band era enthusiasts will delight are invited to join her at any of the folin the music provided by this talented lowing meetings. She will be at the Verona Public group of retired folks who play music Library at noon Tuesday, April 23. for the pure enjoyment of it. Anyone of any age is welcomed to attend the Retro Swing Band concert Card party at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the The annual card party will be held Verona Senior Center. at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at The senior center’s birthday-anniver- the American Legion Hall, 207 Legion sary lunch will also take place during St., Verona. The cost is $5 and is sponsored by this event. To have lunch, call 8457471 to make a reservation by noon on American Legion Auxiliary Unit 385. April 19. Call 845-6538 for info. Lunch costs $4 per person.

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 Pastor Rich Johnson THE CHURCH IN FITCHBURG 2833 Raritan Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711 (608) 271-2811 Sunday Worship: 8 and10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 • 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, SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 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 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 • 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 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 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 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 Pastor: Jeff Jacobs SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Communion Worship SUGAR RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 N. Franklin St., Verona (608) 845-5855, 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

Dailey and Vincent 

The most heralded new act in bluegrass, Dailey and Vincent, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Verona High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at, State Bank of Cross Plains-Verona, Capitol Bank-Verona, or by calling 608-848-2787. 

Computer collection

Pond and planting project

Goodwill is holding a free computer collection drive from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Goodwill donation center located at 4530 Verona Road, on Madison’s West side. Goodwill accepts working and nonworking computers (desktop and laptop) and many parts and accessories. For more information, visit reconnect or call 246-3140.

Coupon clipping 101

Learn the secrets behind coupon clipping with coupon expert Dannelle Gay from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at the Verona Public Library. Gay will discuss where to get the coupons you’ll use, how to organize them, and how to use coupons correctly.  Back by popular demand, this program is free and open to the public. To

Whether you’re new to Medicare or an experienced user, navigating the Medicare system can be challenging.   Join Jesse Grutz, a Wisconsinlicensed insurance agent,  to learn the ins and outs of Medicare at a workshop from 6:30 – 8 pm Wednesday, April 24, at the library.  This is an educational seminar, and Money smart story time no insurance products will be marketed A special story time about money or sold.  This program is free and open followed by time to play store and to the public.  Register online at veromake some change will take place 6:30-7:30 pm Tuesday, April 23, at the Tree city recognition library. Children ages 3-6 who attend will Celebrate Arbor Day in Verona get a free book donated by the Wis- with Parks department staff and Blue consin Department of Financial Institu- Mound State Park naturalist Al Swain tions, Office of Financial Literacy. at 12:15 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the senior center. Budget listening session Reservations for lunch are needed by Rep. Sondy Pope will be holding noon Thursday, April 25, at 845-7471. informal listening sessions around Learn how Verona’s Citizen Science projects at Silent Street Pond and plantings at Harriet Park are involved in protecting this watershed from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the library. Register online at

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Community calendar

• 9 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Music program, Country View Elementary School, 845-4805 • 5:30 p.m. Books ‘n booze discussion, Pasqual’s Cantina, 845-7180 • Various times, Music program, Country View Elementary School, 845-4805 • 12:30 p.m., Cuba presentation, Verona Senior Center, 845-7471 • 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., recycled craft workshop for teens, Verona Public Library • 7:30 p.m., VAPAS: Dailey and Vincent, Verona Area Performing Arts Center • Noon – 3 p.m., Computer collection, Goodwill Industries collection site, 4530 Verona Road

Thursday, April 18

Friday, April 19

• 6:30 p.m. Coupon clipping 101, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 • 6:30 p.m., Finance committee, City Center • 7 p.m., Common Council, City Center - 6-7:30 p.m., Whalen Road project presentation, Glacier Edge Elementary School. • Noon, Budget listening session, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Verona’s Pond and Planting Projects, Verona Public Library • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Smart money story time, Verona Public Library • 6:30 p.m., Medicare workshop, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 • 7 p.m., Annual card party, American Legion Hall, 207 Legion St., $5, 845-6538

Tuesday, April 23

Saturday, April 20

Wednesday, April 24

Sunday, April 21

In Praise of Marriage
There is much to say in praise of the institution of marriage. Beyond the purely practical reason that two can live almost as cheaply as one, there is a great benefit in having two parents to help in raising children. The unmarried birth rate in the United States is now over 40%, and most of America’s poor children live in single-parent homes. The prospects for impoverished children who are being raised by a single parent are bleak compared to their wealthier counterparts with two parents. They are more likely to drop out of school, be incarcerated, and to have children while they themselves are still children, all of which perpetuates the cycle of poverty. This is an old story, and it seems hard to tell it without sounding like a fusty old moralizer. But, perhaps there is good reason for old-fashioned morality here. Human beings are born helpless, we usually die helpless, and there are lots of occasions in between where we need help. That is a pretty good reason for getting married, as if being in love and wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone aren’t reason enough. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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Thursday, April 18 7 a.m. – Healthy Aging at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Jerry Zelm at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Info at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 7 p.m. - Words of Peace 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. – Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. – Memorial Baptist at Historical Society Friday, April 19 7 a.m. – Alzheimer’s Info at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Acupuncture & Children’s Hospital at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 8:30 p.m. - Acupuncture & Children’s Hospital at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Healthy Aging at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Jerry Zelm at Senior Center Saturday, April 20 8 a.m. – Common Council from 4-08-13 11 a.m. - Acupuncture & Children’s Hospital at Senior Center 1 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 4:30 p.m. – Memorial Baptist at Historical Society 6 p.m. – Common Council from 4-08-13 9 p.m. - Acupuncture & Children’s Hospital at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Memorial Baptist at Historical Society 11 p.m. - Jerry Zelm at Senior Center Sunday, April 21 7 a.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 9 a.m. – Resurrection Church 10 a.m. - Salem Church Service Noon - Common Council from 4-08-13 3 p.m. - Acupuncture & Children’s Hospital at Senior Center 4:30 p.m. - Memorial Baptist at Historical Society 6 p.m. – Common Council from 4-08-13 9 p.m. - Acupuncture & Children’s Hospital at Senior Center 10 p.m. – Memorial Baptist at Historical Society 11 p.m. - Jerry Zelm at Senior Center Monday, April 22 7 a.m. – Alzheimer’s Info at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Acupuncture & Children’s Hospital at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 7 p.m. – Common Council Live 9 p.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 10 p.m. – Healthy Aging at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Jerry Zelm at Senior Center Tuesday, April 23 7 a.m. – Healthy Aging at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Jerry Zelm at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Info at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Resurrection Church 8 p.m. - Words of Peace 9 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. - Memorial Baptist at Historical Society Wednesday, April 24 7 a.m. – Alzheimer’s Info at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. – Acupuncture & Children’s Hospital at Senior Center 5 p.m. – Common Council from 4-22-13 7 p.m. - Capital City Band 8 p.m. –Acupuncture & Children’s Hospital at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Healthy Aging at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Jerry Zelm at Senior Center Thursday, April 25 7 a.m. – Healthy Aging at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. – Jerry Zelm at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Info at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. – Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. – Memorial Baptist at Historical

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April 18, 2013

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Veronan self-publishes Tourism show featuring Verona will air Saturday e-book on Amazon
Author picks Kindle over offer from traditional publisher
Amy Smith
Verona Press correspondent


The success of self-published e-books has not been lost on Verona resident Thomas Christopher. After his agent passed on an offer from a traditional publisher, Christopher decided to take matters into his own hands and selfpublish his futuristic thriller novel, “Never Too Far,” on Amazon’s Kindle. Christopher said selfpublishing through Amazon gave him more freedom to really get his book out there. A deal with a traditional publisher puts your book out there but without advertising, marketing or publicity, he said. “It definitely was a risk to do that, but I w a s w i l l - Christopher ing to take the risk,” Christopher said. “It paid off though. This was do or die. This could have been the end of the career right here.” After rewriting the manuscript several times, Christopher uploaded “Never Too Far” as a Kindle e-book in June 2012. To publicize it, Christopher made the book available for free for four days. In that time, “Never Too Far” was downloaded almost 10,000 times. Christopher said by selfpublishing, he has been able to advertise his book across many formats including blogs, online advertisements, Twitter and Facebook. Through a website,, that provides followers with information about the top free e-books, Christopher was able to advertise his book to a fan base of 120,000 followers. Christopher’s

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Verona resident Thomas Christopher self-published his novel, “Never Too Far,” on Amazon in June 2012.

advertisement on the website received 30-40 clicks a day. Christopher also participates in “blog tours,” all online, that expose his book all over the Internet and find different readers. Twitter and Facebook have allowed Christopher to meet other self-published authors. Through a community of self-publishers, Christopher and other authors promote each other’s work. Though a highly competitive industry, Christopher said they are “better off if we all join forces together.” This fall Christopher reached Amazon’s top 10 bestseller list for sci-fi adventure novels and has sold nearly 3,000 books. “Never Too Far,” a gripping story of love and survival, has been compared with “The Hunger Games” and “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. In a future of scarce resources, where the possession of gas and diesel is punishable by death, a teenage boy and a pregnant girl must save their impoverished family. They risk their lives on a terrifying journey to sell stolen fuel on the black market. Inspiration for the book came from McCarthy’s “The Road,” and a book his wife gave him called “Long Emergency.” Christopher

said he has always been interested in stories with a high element of suspense and those two books got him thinking about global warming and life without oil. Christopher’s love for writing stems back to a creative writing class he took in high school. The positive experience led him to eventually teach literature and composition at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. As a professor, Christopher spent much of his free time writing. “Never Too Far” is his third novel, but he said it was the first book worth publishing. After Christopher’s wife, Jessica, got a job that brought them to Verona in June 2011, Christopher decided to put all of his energy into his writing. Christopher said his wife has always known he wanted to write. “I’ll make the money, you go follow your dream,” Jessica said of his decision to give up teaching to write full time. Christopher is currently working on his second novel, a psychological thriller. He hopes to publish it before Christmas and will continue to publish through Amazon. Besides having success self-publishing, Christopher’s short stories have appeared in “The Louisville Review,” “The MacGuffin” and “Redivider.” He was awarded an Irving S. Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant and was a finalist for the Matthew Clark Prize in Fiction. When not writing, Christopher enjoys reading, watching movies, gardening and spending time with his wife and their 2-yearold son, Holton. “Never Too Far” is available on e-book format only through Amazon for $3.99. Plans are in the works to make the book available through Apple and Barnes and Noble this summer.

A television show that will feature Verona and three other southern Wisconsin communities along the Ice Age Trail will air at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on WKOW-TV, Ch. 27. The 30-minute program by Discover Wisconsin will feature Verona, Baraboo, Janesville and Whitewater as communities that line the curving, 1,100-mile Ice Age Trail between Door County and the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. Verona’s portion of the show will include volunteers working on the local

On the air

What: Discover Wisconsin feature on the Ice Age Trail, including Verona, Baraboo, Janesville and Whitewhater When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday TV: WKOW Ch. 27 6-mile segment of the trail, plus footage from Tuvalu Coffeehouse and The Sow’s Ear and information about other local trails, according to a news release

last year. Discover Wisconsin is a a tourist-promotion show that averages 250,000 viewers across the Great Lakes region, according to its website. The city and the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce decided to split the $6,500 cost of being featured in the show using room tax collections, culled from a 7 percent surcharge on hotel stays in Verona and not property tax dollars. For more details go to – Seth Jovaag

Energy: Utility bills exceed $1M a year
Continued from page 1 projects included, the payback on roughly $4.4 million of work would be around 20 years. Verona would need to pay for the work upfront, likely through borrowing. But if utility savings don’t match expectations, the company is “on the hook” to make up the difference, meaning taxpayers won’t have to bear the burden, company vice president Josh Kaurich told the board. up-front payments. H and H would oversee the work, and Kaurich said Monday the company has subcontractors lined up to start next month and finish most of the work by fall. Gorrell said the district vetted H and H’s proposal with local experts and came away impressed. School board president Dennis Beres said Tuesday the arrangement could help the district. “I think this is a good way for us to get some of this long-term maintenance done and save energy,” Beres said. Kaurich added Tuesday that if the 112-year-old company were to go bankrupt or fold, its insurance would still cover its obligations to Verona. Tuesday. Faucets could also be adapted to use less water. Kaurich also estimated that “a couple of thousand” light fixtures could use high-efficiency LED bulbs, cutting wattage by an average of 65 percent. Motionactivated lights or sensors that dim lights when daylight increases could also be installed. Two big-ticket items include replacing old cooling units at Country View Elementary School and Savanna Oaks Middle School with new models that do most of their work overnight, rather than cranking up during “peak hours,” which can drive up electricity rates. Another project would capture and recirculate heat given off by the VAHS Natatorium. Windows and walls throughout the district would also be better sealed to reduce leaks, said building and grounds director Ken Kietzke. In other news Monday, the board administered the oath of office to board members Amy Almond and Ken Behnke, who were re-elected to new threeyear terms on April 2.

Steps remain

As of Tuesday, it remained unclear whether the work will get underway soon. By state law, the board would need to pass a resolution authorizing the amount it would borrow, then hold a public hearing and allow district residents up to 30 days to petition against the project. The board took no action Monday, and superintendent Dean Gorrell said Tuesday that officials this week will delve into the details of how to finance the projects through borrowing or possibly some

Ways to save

Verona’s annual utility bills currently exceed $1 million. H and H estimates the district could knock 18 percent off those costs. More than 120 toilets could be replaced or retrofitted into “low-flow” models that use about 1.6 gallons per flush, about half of what they do currently, Kaurich said

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Savanna Oaks Middle School held its annual Cultural Arts Showcase on Friday afternoon, featuring a variety of acts – singing, dancing, guitar and piano and even a rendition of the classic Abbot and Costello routine, “Who’s on First?” Top left, Hmong dancers put on a show. The dance group included Sandy Yang, Pheng Lo, See Vue, KaNoog Yang, Dao Lo, and Nacha Vuie. Above, Sean Dobson plays “Too Young to Fall in Love” on guitar Middle, Rachel Gagen sings the song, “Underneath” Bottom middle, Taye Levin sings and plays piano on the song, “Apologize.” Bottom left, Kenny Umanzor sings and plays guitar on a song he wrote himself. Middle left, Kya Vivian dances “The Veil Waltz.”


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Ken Lubich and Erin Kennedy will represent the Verona Knights of Columbus council at the state convention the last weekend of April in the Wisconsin Dells. Bill Kuchenbecker and Steve Rudolph are organizing the MH Drive for May 3-5, which will provide funds for young people who need help. The council will be selling Tootsie Rolls at area shops. Kennedy is organizing the Mallards Baseball game, which supports the Women’s Care Center. $2 of each ticket sold will be donated to the support group. For information, contact Kennedy by midApril. The council youth will present the May crowning May 5 during the 11 a.m. Mass. A crown is placed on the head of Mary, honoring her role in Jesus’ life. The council named March Knight of the Month, Clement LaMere and the Family of the Month, Jolene and Ken Kenyon family. – Brad Stiner

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Errors lead to tough loss
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Assistant sports editor

Boys tennis

Cats hold serve at West de Pere
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

After nearly three weeks of postponements, the Verona Area High School baseball team expected a little rust Tuesday against Janesville Parker at Riverside Park. But Verona head coach Brad D’Orazio didn’t expect five errors and 12 unearned runs in a 14-10 loss. The Wildcats allowed seven unearned runs in the second and five unearned runs in the fourth. Still, one positive was the offense, which piled on 10 runs in its first game. “I think we swung the bat better than we anticipated,” D’Orazio said. “We have only been outside a couple of times but to have five errors and give up 12 unearned runs was definitely disappointing.” The second inning featured two errors, a hit batter and a walk to erase a 4-2 Wildcat lead. Verona cut the deficit to 9-7 in the top of the fifth with sacrifice flys by senior Derek Witte and junior Mitch Flora and an RBI single by senior Sam Sharer. But Janesville came back with five unearned runs after two more Wildcat errors in the bottom of the inning. Verona scored three more in the sixth with RBIs to Witte and senior Trevor Kermicle, but it wasn’t enough. The Wildcats opened the game with three in the first, including a two-run single by Witte and added another in the second on an RBI single by junior Jake Armstrong. Witte picked up the loss allowing eight runs, only two earned, on two hits. He walked four. Sharer (2-for-4), Kermicle (2-for-4) and freshman Ben Rortvedt (2-for-3) were the leading hitters. Verona hosts Madison East at 5 p.m. Thursday and travels to Madison West at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The cancellation of Saturday’s boys tennis tournament at Manitowoc Lincoln left the Verona boys tennis team scrambling for a replacement tournament. Fortunately, the Wildcats were able to get into the flighted West De Pere tournament at the Green Bay tennis Center, which also gave Verona senior No. 1 singles player Andrew Argall, a three-time state qualifier, a preview of this year’s state tournament. He went 1-1 on the day, including a 6-3, 6-2 loss to West De Pere’s Nick Dykema. Dykema was ranked sixth at last year’s individual state tournament. Senior Brian Davenport nearly faced the same level of competition at No. 2 singles and was also 1-1 on the day, including a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Dykema’s younger brother Jack. Jack Dykema was an individual state qualifier as a freshman last year. Junior Philip Rudnitsky and freshman Alex Pletta won matches against West De Pere and Oshkosh West to finish 2-0 at No. 3 and 4 singles, respectively. Senior Alex Hadjiev and sophomore Austin Gerdes added an undefeated tournament at No, 2 doubles, taking matches against West De Pere and then De Pere, 7-5, 6-2, after being down 2-5 in the first set. Sophomore Nolan Fink and senior Elliot Schad, as well as Matt Blessing and Tanner Breisch, ended up going 1-1.

Verona, Sun Prairie (PPD)

The Wildcats were unable to reschedule their April 9 Big Eight Conference season open to Monday and instead postponed the match once again. No make-up date had been announced as the Press went to print on Tuesday.

Verona 7, Janesville Craig 0

Tuesday meant a second conference dual meet in as many days as Verona traveled down I-90 to Palmer Park in Janesville for a match against Janesville Craig. The host Cougars posed little problem for the Wildcats, who cruised to the 7-0 win. Argall, Davenport, Rudnitzky and

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Verona Area High School senior Brian Davenport went undefeated Saturday at the West De Pere tournament. Davenport and No. 1 singles player Andrew Argall haven’t lost a match between them in the Eau Claire Memorial and West De Pere tournaments.


‘Cat wins big despite just two hits
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Senior Emma Ray doubled off the wall to drive in a run and struck out eight Tuesday as the Verona softball team opened its season with a 5-0 drumming of Big Eight Conference rival Madison La Follette. Scoreless through two-and-a-half innings, the Wildcats posted four unearned runs in the third inning. Claudia Kepler’s single was the only other hit of the game for Verona. “It’s kind of unbelievable,” said Verona head coach Todd Anderson, who watched his team strike out 13 times and only collected two hits off Lancers ace Nichole Newman. “Newman was already good, but she’s improved. She’s going to give everyone fits this year.” Ray nearly drove a one-out Nicole Newman offering over the wall in the fourth inning, but settled for an RBI double to

score Leslie Banzhaf, who had walked earlier in the inning. It was the Wildcats’ lone earned run. Tuesday was the first game for each team. “Not being able to get out on a field for practice but once or twice this spring ... I think that was a direct result of what you saw tonight,” Anderson said. The Wildcats got in trouble in the second as La Follette loaded the bases off an error and two walks. Ray worked out of the inning with a strike out, though. The Lancers, who threatened again in the third, left two of their nine runners on base in the inning as Ray struck out one and induced a pair of pop outs to herself. Verona hosts Madison Memorial on Thursday and Janesville Craig in a makeup game from April 11 on Friday. Both games Photo by Todd K. Olsen are slated for 5 p.m. starts. Middleton hosts the Wildcats at Firefight- Senior Emma Ray doubles off the wall to drive in Verona’s lone run in a 5-0 shellacking of Madison La ers Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Follette on Tuesday. The Wildcats had two hits in a the win.

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Swimmers Receive Academic Honors
Verona Area/Mount Horeb High School swimmers Alex Mathson, Arel Otles, and Bree Parent recently received Academic All-American recognition for their efforts in the pool and the classroom. This award is sponsored by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) and is given to seniors who have lettered at least one year and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.75. In addition, Alex, Arel, Bree, Emily Tiedemann, Leah Rasmussen and McKayla Wedig were named Academic All-State for compiling a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and earning a varsity letter at least one year. As a team, the Verona Area-Mount Horeb boys swim team received the Bronze Team Scholar Award with a team GPA of 3.467. This award is also sponsored by NISCA.

Girls soccer

Wildcats edged at Craig in season debut
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor
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Ballers claim hoops gold
The Verona Area Special Olympics basketball team won gold in the Lanier Division of the Wisconsin State Indoor Games earlier this month. They finished the season 8-1. Team members (front, from left) are: Zach McQuade and Mike Krewson; (middle) Dan Severson, Ty Pavlik, Tony Ford and Cameron Johnson; (back) Steve Woroch, Dave Mathais, Nate McCarthy, Jordan Fenzau and Vince Clayborn; (not pictured) John Haberle, Cheryl Hamilton, Darrell Gloyd, Mike Clayborn, Megan Means and Andy Haefner.

Verona sprints to big win over Janesville Parker
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Track and field

Verona boys and girls track was finally happy to get outdoors Tuesday, traveling to Janesville’s Monterey Stadium for a Big Eight Conference dual against Janesville Parker. Senior Matt Dietlin won three individual events and helped a Wildcats’ sprint relay race to a 94.5-51.5 win over the host Vikings. Dietlin led a sweep of the top three spots in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-6. He went on to lead a 1-2 Verona finish in the high jump, clearing 6 feet. Far from done, he added the long jump (19-4 1/2) and the 4x100 relay (:45.7), joining Cameron Parks, Josh Beckam and Cameron Tindall.

Parks, Beckam and Tindall had been joined earlier in the meet by Jacob Fauble to take the 4x200 relay in 1:37.1. Verona’s sprinters added a 1-2 finish in the 200-meter dash led by Tindall’s :23.8. Steven Hartnett (:16.2) led another Verona sweep in the 110-high hurdles, while Alan Brown led a 1-2 finish in the 300s (:43.8). Matt Zingler won the triple jump with a leap of 39-3. Alex Anderson took the 800, leading a 1-2 finish in 2:04.1, while Sean Happel covered the two-mile course in 10:13.2. Anderson, Peter Scott, Erik Wickstrom and Andrew Husbands went on to take the 4x800 relay in 8:56.5. “Parker is a young team

going through a rebuilding year, but it was good for us to have a strong meet out of the gate against a program with a strong tradition within the conference,” Verona head coach Joff Pedretti said. “Everyone was very enthusiastic and we had a lot of personal bests.” Both the boys and girls return to action at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday when the Wildcats host Madison West at the newly-renovated Curtis Jones Stadium.


Sophomore Shannon Kerrigan, freshman Cheyenne Trilling and junior Jenni LaCroix helped Verona take every running event from the 100 to 800 Tuesday as the Wildcats posted a 79.566.5 win against Parker.

Kerrigan (:13.1) and Trilling (:27.9) took the 100 and 200, while LaCroix secured the 400 (1:00.9) and 800 (2:30.9). Senior hurdler Katy Miller took the 100-high and 300-meter low hurdles Junior Nicole Zimbrick cleared 8-6 to win the pole vault, while senior Jordan Bartholf added the shot put with a heave of 35-2. Verona head coach Mark Happel said it was the first time competing for nearly 75 percent of his team. “With the limited training we’ve been able to do indoors ... I was really pleased with what we were able to do,” he said. The ladies travel back to Monterey Stadium at 4:30 p.m. Friday for the Janesville Invite.

Weather forced few outside practices for the Verona Area High School girls soccer team this season, and the inexperience on the grass and bigger field showed in the first game of the season at Janesville Craig Tuesday, head coach Jennifer Faulkner said. Craig’s Kate Heap scored on a penalty kick – after an elbowing call inside the penalty box – in the 65th minute to lead the Cougars to a 2-1 win. “It was a close game, and the first game of the season is always a barometer for how things are going to go during the year,” Faulkner said. “We are a young team, and we

need some time to gel and improve.” Sophomore forward Felicia Retrum scored in the 75th minute, but it was too late. Craig’s Samantha Champion scored first in the 28th minute. Verona’s games Thursday against Sun Prairie and Friday at Hartland Arrowhead were postponed. Verona hosts Madison La Follette at 5 p.m. Thursday and travels to the Middleton Soccer Complex Friday and Saturday for the Middleton tournament. Games begin at 9 a.m. both days. The Wildcats finish the week at 5 p.m. Tuesday against Mount Horeb at home.

Tennis: Argall, Davenport
undefeated to start season
Continued from page 12 Pletta all cruised to 6-0, 6-0 shutout wins at No. 1 through 4 singles, Elliot Schad and Fink added a 6-3, 6-1 win atop the doubles lineup, while Hadjiev and Gerdes, and Jackson Hutchcroft and Blessing added a 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 and 3 doubles, respectively. in Eau Claire. Argall and Davenport (4-0) were the only flight for Verona to go undefeated over the weekend as the Wildcats rolled La Crosse Central, 6-1, and New Richmond, 7-0. Verona lost 5-2 against the Old Abes. Saturday’s final match against DePere was tied at 3-all before Hadjiev’s and Gerdes’ match was postponed because of rain. Verona was without Schad at No. 1 doubles. Pletta added three wins over the weekend at No. 4 singles.

Reinecke finishes fourth, Cats take third
Senior Tyler Reinecke was teamed up with Madison Memorial’s Peter W e b b , M a d i s o n E d g ewood’s Johnny Decker and Onalaska’s Ben Skogen Monday during the Edgewood Invitational at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course. The competition didn’t faze him however, as he finished with a 78 to take fourth and help push the Verona boys golf team into third place (333), one shot behind defending champion Edgerton and nine behind the 2013 champion Madison Memorial. Senior Caleb Baltes (80), junior Matt Feller (82) and Riley Schmitz (93) finished the scoring for Verona. Webb was the overall medalist with a 75, while

Boys golf

Eau Claire Mem. Invite

The Wildcats hosted the Eau Claire Memorial Invitational April 5-6 due to poor weather and court conditions

Decker tied Stoughton’s Henry Klongland for second with a 77. Verona travels to Odana Hills 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to play Janesville Craig and Madison Memorial. – Anthony Iozzo


Large turnout for 2013 Conservation Congress

A total of 6,069 people attended the 2013 Spring Fisheries and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 8. The public hearings provide citizens with an opportunity to comment and indicate preference on a range of fish and wildlife management proposed rule changes, Conservation Congress advisory questions, and to submit resolutions for rule changes they would like to see in the future. Statewide hearing results and the questions are available on the Spring Rules Hearings page of the DNR website or go to; search “Spring Hearings.” Meeting results, along with written comments on the evening’s questions and DNR recommendations are used to advise the state Natural Resources Board.

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Forensics team sends 20 to state
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Students who qualified for the state competition: Johnnie Yang - co-captain (Poetry) Matthew Wiltbank co-captain (Oratory Speech) Alder Levin (Farrago) Katie Goetz (Farrago) Savanna Biedermann (Farrago) – about the afterlife Carissa Witthuhn (Farrago) Molly Kempfer, Ari Arias, Laura Williams and Jenine Ybanez (Play Acting) – “Dueling Phobias,” a comedic piece about two women waiting outside a doctor’s office and one-upping each other’s irrational fears Erin Bormett and Katelin Princl (Play Acting) – “A Game,” a heavy, futuristic piece with “rounds” and “squares,” about trying to solve problems in a nonviolent way Nicole Noltemeyer (Poetry) Taylor Amato (Poetry) – Taylor received three perfect scores at districts Brian Strayer (Prose) Amanda Guzman (Prose) Kat Billings (Solo Acting) Cierrah Stampfli (Solo Acting) Cassidy Slinger (Solo Acting) Taylor Witthuhn (Storytelling)

The Verona Area High School forensics team is sending 20 students to the state competition. Forensics adviser Nate Campbell said that’s on par with past years. Held April 19 on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, it’s the highest level of speaking and acting competition for high school students. Verona’s team consists of 16 groups including entries in categories like solo acting, group acting, poetry and prose. One category, farrago speaking, combines several poetry and prose pieces on the same Campbell theme. One student, Alder Levin, is doing her piece on poop. Yes, poop. Campbell said at first she was a bit embarrassed, but as far as the competition goes, he said it’s a silly but adventurous piece. “We told her, ‘Oh, come on, it’s fun,” he said, with a laugh. While pieces can be humorous and dramatic, some are informative like with Matthew Wiltbank’s oratory speech persuading his audience why organic farming is essentially bad. “He likes to play devil’s

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The VAHS forensics team: Front, from left, Katelin Princl, Katie Goetz, Laura Williams, Kat Billings, John Yang, Molly Kempfer, Sydney Azim; middle, Ariadna Arias, Jenine Ybanez, Erin Bormett, Savanna Biedermann, Nicole Noltemeyer, Alec Shiva, Amanda Guzman, Taylor Amato, Olivia Guzman; back, Alder Levin, Brian Strayer, Cici Stampfli, Matthew Wiltbank, Taylor Witthuhn, Carissa Witthuhn, Ben Kaeder, Cassidy Slinger, Max Luke

advocate,” Campbell commented. Also in the mix is Johnny Yang, who performed a spoken-word poetry piece at the Multicultural Showcase this year. His piece, “What Teachers Make,” was

written by Taylor Mail, who does motivational speaking and poetry. The piece is a commentary revealing the qualitative measures of a teacher’s career a dollar sign can’t really justify.

To make it to state, students participate in meets where they are judged and timed. The forensics season starts in December and the team practices once a week.

Lions Club officers

New Verona Lions Club officers are: President - Lisa Ruth Krueger Vice President - Chuck Barrett

Veronan wins free-throw contest

Secretary - Jim Fletcher Treasurer - Brian McKay

Madison Moore of Verona placed first at

the Wisconsin Knights of Columbus annual State free throw competition held Saturday, March 9, at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption High School.

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Hip Hop: Verona kids find excitement, motiation performing in an emerging dance genre
Continued from page 1 on weekends March through June, these dancers have a full schedule. But mention one word about dance to them, and it’s clear they wouldn’t have it any other way. “He’d be in the basement trying to spin on his head with cushions,” Colleen said. “I was afraid he was going to break his neck.” To his mom’s relief, he now practices those tricks in safer areas, but the family has also had to work through Colton being diagnosed with juvenile diabetes almost a year ago. That’s caused some adjustments, Colleen said, but it was important for her and husband Stan to ensure Colton could keep dancing. And he has, attests Sutton. “It’s not something that scared him away,” she said, adding he’s more aware of his blood-sugar level and takes more frequent breaks now. While working on conquering diabetes and his dance moves, Colton has no worries about the stigmas attached to boys in dance, and neither do the other males in his dance crew. He was never one to be “a joiner,” Colleen said, so it’s been a joy for her to watch her son exude confidence on stage. But he wasn’t always comfortable doing this. Growing up, Colton influenced Maeve’s interests in dancing, making up routines and having dance studio at home, so finally her family made a makeshift one with mirrors and wooden flooring. “When she’s home, that’s where she spends her time,” Butzbaugh said. As her parents looked to start classes, they had trouble finding a studio for just hip-hop dance, Butzbaugh said. Maeve didn’t want to learn classical types of dance, and the studios they looked at offered hip-hop as secondary to more formal dance programs like ballet or jazz. Move Out Loud appealed to Maeve because it lets kids start with hip-hop. In fact, hip-hop is the studio’s most popular class, with about three-fourths of kids enrolled, Sutton said. The moves are much less rigid than many other genres, such as ballet are much less rigid, and they’re lower to the ground and more aggressive. Sutton said Maeve’s diva showmanship on the dance floor fits right in with the hiphop style. But don’t think she’s all about fitting in. “I can do my own style,” Maeve assures. Maeve’s personality is preceded only by her wild style. On a given day, you might see her with leopard-print pants and an unconventional haircut she dreamed up herself – one side short and one side long. Some kids at school thought it was weird, but she said she’s used to standing out. After all, some think her hip-hop dancing is weird, too. “I think it’s cool, and that’s really all that matters,” she said. An independent attitude is what her mother wants to foster through Maeve’s dancing, and she said she appreciates Sutton as an inspiration to her female students that it’s OK to be a “strong, fierce woman,” Butzbaugh said. Molly’s mom, Julie Bauhs, who said Molly has grown in her stage confidence. As a third-grader at Glacier Edge Elementary School, Molly is one of the youngest competitors at Move Out Loud. She’s also doubled her commitment to dance, doing hip-hop and jazz competitions, Julie said, and practices on average eight hours a week. She started dancing before she was 1, but Julie jokes that’s no thanks to her parents. “She was adopted when she was a baby,” Julie said. “And we’re terrible dancers, so she obviously has this in her.” In her fourth year of dancing, Molly’s ability often goes beyond her years. She received a $250 dance scholarship from one of the dance conventions and was picked to showcase a dance out of a group of hundreds of kids, most of them older than her. That was a defining moment for Molly, Sutton says. “Molly is amazing because she has a very shy, sweet personality, between she dances – she’s this extreme fireball,” Sutton said. “She’s electric – she moves people.” Hip-hop’s appeal has continued to climb through a greater presence in media such as YouTube, reality television shows like America’s Next Best Dance Crew and even the dance movies such as Step Up. Sutton says part of what draws the younger generation to hip-hop dancing is because they can relate to the music – but that doesn’t mean she won’t edit or cut parts of songs to make them appropriate for kids. The dance form hasn’t just taken hold for youth. After seeing their kids thrive with it, parents want to see what hip-hop is all about, too. There’s an adult hip-hop class at Move Out Loud this summer, but also a workshop for adults coming up on April 27. “Parents see their kids having so much fun,” Sutton said. “They want to try it, too.”


Colton, whose roots are in karate, began as a selftaught dancer a few years ago and got his black belt last year. That background helps him do tricks like flipping upside-down that other dancers don’t have the strength Sutton for yet, said Stephanie Sutton, lead choreographer and owner of Move Out Loud, which has about 250 kids enrolled. “What he can do is astonishing,” Sutton said. Before the Savanna Oaks Middle School seventhgrader had a formal outlet for dance, he’d look up YouTube videos of dance moves and would practice in his basement. It was an often-worrisome endeavor for his parents.

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From left: Verona hip-hop dancers Maeve Butzbaugh-Patrick, Colton Godfraiux and Molly Bauhs.

battles at home. Maeve later returned the favor after she helped recruit Colton – who was shy to perform in front of others – to try classes at Move Out Loud. Maeve’s been there three years and Colton for about two years.


Maeve found dance around age 7. She tried other sports like soccer and swimming, but they just didn’t match up, she said. Maeve, a New Century School fourth-grader, dreamed of having a dance

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Verona History
40 years ago • The Village combined the elected part-time clerk and treasurer positions into a full-time appointed position and established a full-time combined “coordinator” and assessor position. The setup at the time was a part-time elected clerk – who estimated he was getting paid about 50 cents an hour – and a full-time combined position of elected treasurer and appointed assessor. Proponents said it would help the city run more efficiently. A few years later, the village (which became a city in 1978) turned that coordinator position into an administrator. • The Village Board unanimously denied an effort to bring a 35-unit elderly and low-income housing complex through a county program. Trustees said the village already had enough low-income housing and should not allow the county to take control of property in the village. • The Town Board denied a permit by Madison Gas and Electric to build power lines along Woods, Midtown, Nine Mound and Cross Country roads. Several town residents had objected at a public hearing, saying suggested it should be built along County Highway PD, and the Village Board also recommended a denial. MG&E said the PD idea would not work because of higher costs and interruptions in service. • The Verona Fire District debated whether to build its own fire station or have the village buy it and lease it to the district. The district ended up building one a few years later. 30 years ago • Construction began on a self-help housing project on Lucille Street between Todd Street and Nine Mound Road. The 12 federally financed homes, built by the South Central Housing Corporation, were designated for low-tomoderate-income families, requiring a time investment of 1,200 hours of labor as a substitute for a down payment. Several other new homes were being built in the new Cross Country Heights subdivision, which would become a Parade of Homes site later in the year. • The city welcomed new building inspector Henry Mikula by compiling a list of the three years’ worth of backlogged inspections that needed to be done. Some on the council wanted to punish the outgoing inspector for not completing the inspections, but he noted that the state law required people with new homes to contact him to request inspections and said most didn’t. • Ald. Joe Wineke lost by a 5-2 vote an attempt to restrict the use of City Hall for a candidate forum. He had argued that public buildings should not be used for political events. • Several parents pushed the school board to do more to build a solid wrestling program. With a part-time coaching position unfilled for three years running, they argued that having students teach the sport wasn’t enough to establish continuity. District and school officials noted that there were more than 900 coaching vacancies statewide because of the difficulty of finding the right teacher-coach combination. • School district staff reported that the schools had a total of 18 Apple II computers and had been holding workshops to teach students and teachers how to use them. Still to be determined was what grade to begin teaching keyboarding. • The girls basketball team defeated DeForest for its first victory of the season after a nine-game losing streak. They would end up winning three home games in a row. 20 years ago • A funeral was held for Alexander D. Miller, who served the Bank of Verona for 67 years before his death at 92 after a long illness. The one-time village president was the son of bank founder Alex G. Miller, and at one point during the Great Depression, he had to drive to Milwaukee to borrow money to keep the bank afloat. The bank ended up surviving for 23 more years before being sold to State Bank of Cross Plains. • A group of Cross Country Estates homeowners gathered support and raised money to pay legal fees in an attempt to stop Wingra Stone from adding 40 acres to their mine along on Nine Mound Road. The lawsuit had gone in Wingra’s favor and was heading to the state Supreme Court, and legal bills at that point were over $18,000, plus another $3,000 expected to move the case to the next level. Wingra eventually prevailed at the Supreme Court, which ruled that it was not affected by a mining ordinance that was passed after the mine began operation. • Physicians Plus opened a 5,000-square-foot clinic at 118 W. Verona Ave. with a single family-practice doctor, Robert Cape. • As a result of a growing number of developer proposals, the Plan Commission recommended a new ordinance that would require developers to submit more detailed information with their applications, including landscaping and grading plans for certain types of complex subdivisions. • Linda Stemper left the school board to give more time to her job and family. • Verona High School officials produced a report with recommendations for dealing with a recent spate of incidents of racial conflict, including hate graffiti and physical confrontations. The initiatives included ongoing training for teachers, workshops for students, extracurricular clubs, more multiculturalism in the curriculum and recruiting minority teachers. • The city and town continued to discuss the possibility of a merger to block Madison’s expansion, but officials were not optimistic it would get very far. • Police officer and former chief Herman Daniels retired after 33 years on the force. More than 150 people attended his retirement party at the Kamm Bowl. • Local skater and future Olympian Casey FitzRandolph, 17, claimed the final spot on the U.S. Junior World Long Track Speedskating team that was set to travel Europe. • Verona High School junior Marshall Burkes won the American Legion’s county oratorical contest. – Jim Ferolie 10 years ago • The Verona Area school board acknowledged problems with its fund balance, which had fallen to 4 percent of the total general fund. The average school district in Wisconsin averaged a cash reserve of about 15 percent. The board cited getting less state and federal aid as a cause. It decided to shell out $45,000 for a functional analysis of the school district’s finances and operations. • The Common Council decided to wait another year to build the four much-discussed baseball diamonds on the southeast side of the city. The Council’s reason for pushing the decision back was a tight budget and uncertainty as to whether the state would chip in for the $750,000 project. The Little League complex opened at what is now known as Ceniti Park in May 2006. • The Common Council discussed construction of on and off ramps from West Verona Avenue onto Highway 18/151. Reconstructing Railroad Street and installing new water run-off infrastructure on South Franklin Street were also topics of discussion. • The Verona Area High School parking lot and the nearby on-street parking areas had a series of daytime auto break-ins. Most of the stolen items were valuable electronics, like CDs and car stereos. • Town chair incumbent Don Beauchamp announced that he would not run again for the position. • The City and Town of Verona continued discussions on new boundaries, each reviewing the plans the other drew up. – Rob Kitson

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Information from Verona with a man near Highway M police log books: and Locust Drive who was on a cross-country walking March 3 expedition. He did not want 1:59 a.m. Police noticed a to go to a shelter, but he did case of beer in a car parked at request to warm up somethe intersection of Park Avenue where. Police brought him to and South Franklin Field Street the station, gave him water and received a search con- and chips and recommended sent from the 19-year-old car he start again at sunrise. owner, yielding two bottles of Captain Morgan. Police cited March 7 the woman for transporting 4:29 p.m. After hearing that alcohol underage and pho- children were sliding down a tographed and destroyed the large pile of snow in Jenna alcohol at the station. Court, police advised the five girls present to watch for cars. March 4 12:29 a.m. Police came March 9 across a stolen car from Ari2:49 a.m. Police arrested zona at the park and ride on a 22 year-old man for his first Old PB. Police verified the OWI after arriving at a slide-off car’s status as stolen, con- on U.S. 18-151. The man blew tacted the vehicle owner and a .20 and stayed in custody conducted a search of the under a 12-hour hold. vehicle, where they found 8:08 p.m. A one-car crash two items of drug parapher- brought police to the Culnalia and unknown capsules. ver’s parking lot, where they 8:41 p.m. Police arrested arrested a 63-year-old man a 22 year-old man for his first for his first OWI. He regisOWI at the intersection of East tered .24 on the breathalyzer Verona Avenue and Hometown and received a further citation Circle. The man was stopped for inattentive driving. for operating with a suspended registration. March 12 2:31 a.m. Police arrested March 5 a 29 year-old male driver for 5:36 p.m. A 48-year-old his first OWI after seeing him man told police to “Write it!” strike a recycling bin and when they responded to a drive into the snow-covered report that the man was shov- curb repeatedly on the 400 eling snow into the roadway block of Melody Lane. The on the 1000 block of Zingg Mount Horeb K9 unit arrived Drive. Police told the man they and located marijuana. The did not intend to write a cita- man received citations for tion but wanted the snow off OWI, possession of THC, and the road. The man then com- reckless driving. plained about various public 8:06 a.m. Police used a services and his alderman. catch pole to remove a rac11:34 p.m. Police spoke coon from a garage on the 300

block of Wynnwood Drive. March 15 5:19 a.m. A passerby reported a parked vehicle facing the wrong direction on U.S. 18-151. Police arrested the 37-year-old driver of the vehicle for his first OWI after he admitted to falling asleep while driving and failed a field sobriety test. March 16 9:29 p.m. A 38-year-old man received his fourth OWI after failing a field sobriety test in the Kwik Trip parking lot on County PB. Police had been called to a report of an unresponsive man slouched over in a locked and running vehicle. March 17 9:47 p.m. Police responded to a shed on fire on the 800 block of Whalen Road and assisted the fire department. The property owner said he thought burn materials rekindled in a trash can shortly after depositing them. Nothing suspicious found. March 19 10:48 p.m. EMS, Verona fire and police responded to a report on the 100 block of Jenna Drive of an unresponsive 24-year-old man who was turning blue and snoring. After EMS treated the man, police took him into custody on a probation hold and for having drug paraphernalia. 4:59 p.m. Police canvassed the area near a pharmacy after a robbery. The robber left the store on foot with oxycontin. – Rob Kitson

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April 18, 2013

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carried 5/0. 6. Mayor’s Business * Mayor Hochkammer recognized David Reinke and Liberty Business Park for its participation in the Wisconsin Certified Sites Program. 7. Administrator’s Report 8. Engineer’s Report 9. COMMITTEE REPORTS A. Finance Committee (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Payment of Bills. Motion by McGilvray, seconded by Touchett to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $257,921.04. Motion carried 5/0. B. Public Works Sewer & Water Committee (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Awarding the Contract for the 2013 Street Rehabilitation Project. Motion by McGilvray, seconded by Solowicz to award the contract to Hammersley Stone Company of Fitchburg in the amount of $913,426.45. Motion carried 5/0. (2) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Change Order No. 1 for Well 5 Pumping Station and Reservoir. Motion by McGilvray, seconded by Charles to approve Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $9,814.00. Motion carried 4/0 with Ald. Solowicz abstaining. (3) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Professional Services Agreement Contract Amendment to the Epic 2012 Traffic Impact Analysis. Motion by McGilvray, seconded by Solowicz to approve the Contract Amendment to the Traffic Impact Analysis in the amount not to exceed $18,700.00. Motion carried 5/0. 10. Old Business (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Resolution R-13-004 Approving a Dissolution Agreement for the Verona Fire District. Motion by Charles, seconded by Touchett to approve Resolution R-13-004. Motion carried 5/0. (2) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Resolution R-13-005 Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Town of Verona for Fire Service. Motion by Charles, seconded by Touchett to approve Resolution R-13-005. Motion carried 5/0. 11. New Business (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approval of Operator’s Licenses from Alexandra Welsh and Nick Miller. Motion by Charles, seconded by Touchett to approve the licenses. Motion carried 5/0. 12. Announcements 13. Adjournment Motion by Solowicz, seconded by Touchett to adjourn the meeting at 7:33 p.m. Motion carried 5/0. Kami Lynch, Clerk PUBLISHED: April 18, 2013 WNAXLP through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except on Monday, May 27, 2013 on Memorial Day) at the following location: Town of Verona Hall 335 N. Nine Mound Road Verona, WI 53593-1035 The Town’s contractual assessor Paul Musser will be available by appointment during the period of Open Book and can be contacted at (608)712-0236. John Wright, Clerk/Treasurer Paul Musser, Town Assessor Posted: Miller and Sons, Town of Verona Hall, and Verona Public Library Published: April 18, 2013 WNAXLP
obtained by applying to AECOM, 1350 Deming Way, Suite 100, Middleton, WI 53562. Requests shall include street address for delivery of documents. A $20.00 non refundable payment will be charged for each set of Bidding Documents. Checks are required because of accounting procedure. Cash and credit cards cannot be accepted. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be secured in person at the AECOM office in Middleton, Wisconsin. SUBSURFACE AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: Subsurface and physical condition reports and drawings are on file for review at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, Verona, Wisconsin, and at the office listed for reviewing Bidding Documents. Copies are available at no cost and may be obtained when requesting Bidding Documents. LEGAL PROVISIONS: The Contract letting shall be subject to the provisions of Sections╩62.15, 66.0901, 66.0903, and 779.15 of the Wisconsin Statutes. WAGE RATES: CONTRACTOR╒s shall be required to pay not less than the prevailing wage rates on the Project as established by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development. Copies of these wage rates are on file in the office of the City Clerk and incorporated in the Contract Documents. BID SECURITY: Bid Security in the amount of not less than 5% or more than 10% of the Bid shall accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. CONTRACT SECURITY: The Bidder to whom a Contract is awarded shall furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in an amount equal to the Contract Price. BID REJECTION/ACCEPTANCE: OWNER reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, waive informalities in bidding or to accept the Bid or Bids, which best serve the interests of OWNER. BID WITHDRAWAL: No Bid shall be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the opening of Bids without consent of OWNER. Published by authority of the City of Verona, Wisconsin. By: Jon H. Hochkammer, Mayor Kami Lynch, Clerk AECOM Middleton, Wisconsin Project No. 60266376 Published: April 18 and 25, 2013 WNAXLP The City of Verona Plan Commission will hold Public Hearings on Monday May 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, for the following planning and zoning matters: 1) Certified survey maps for Epic Systems Corporation to replat lands located within the Epic Plat, Cross Point Plat, and Meister Addition to Westridge Plat in order to allow for the re-alignment of Northern Lights Road and the future expansion of the Epic Campus. 2) Zoning map amendment to rezone multiple parcels located within the Epic Plat, Cross Point Plat, and Meister Addition to Westridge Plat from their current zoning classifications of Rural Agriculture, Neighborhood Residential, Community Residential, Mixed Residential, Urban Residential, Suburban Commercial, and Public/Institutional to Suburban Industrial, Rural Agriculture, and Public/Institutional. The proposed zoning map amendment will allow for the realignment of Northern Lights Road, the future expansion of the Epic Campus, open space and parkland. 3) Conditional Use Permit amendment to the Epic Corporation “Group Development” to allow for the construction of an underground parking structure at 1979 Milky Way. Interested persons may comment on these planning and zoning matters during the public hearings at the May 6th Plan Commission meeting. The Plan Commission will make recommendations for these matters, which will then be reviewed by the Common Council for final decisions on Monday, May 13th. Contact Adam Sayre, Director of Planning and Development, at 848-9941 for more information on these items or to receive copies of the submittals. Kami Lynch, City Clerk Published: April 18, 25 and May 2, 2013 WNAXLP ***




1. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Hochkammer at 7:02 p.m. 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call: J. Charles, Wm. McGilvray, C. Solowicz, B. Stiner, and E. Touchett. Ald. Manley, Ald. Ritt and Ald. Streich were absent and excused. Also in attendance: City Engineer, B. Gundlach; City Administrator, B. Burns; Public Works Director, R. Rieder; Fire Chief, J. Giver; and City Clerk, K. Lynch. 4. Public Comment: None 5. Approval of Minutes: Motion by Charles, seconded by Solowicz to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2013 Common Council meeting. Motion

The Town Assessor has completed his review of all real and personal properties in the Town of Verona for tax year 2013. Change of Assessment Notices will be mailed the week of April 22, 2013. “OPEN BOOK” provides an opportunity for the citizens to review and compare assessment values on all Town of Verona properties. Beginning on Friday, May 3, 2013, the assessment roll will be available for inspection by the public during regular business hours, Monday



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OWNER: The City of Verona, Wisconsin hereby gives notice that sealed unit price Bids will be received for the construction of approximately 62 lin. feet, dual cell 8-foot by 4-foot box culvert and excavation and restoration of approximately 290 lin. feet of channel. The project includes approximately; 900 cubic yards common excavation; 48 lin. feet of 8-inch diameter ductile iron sanitary sewer; 14 lin. feet, 6-inch diameter ductile iron hydrant lead; 20 lin. feet of 15-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipe storm sewer; 390 square yards asphaltic pavement removal; approximately 70 lin. feet concrete curb and gutter, 34 cubic yards of structural, stamped, colored concrete; 260 tons crushed aggregate base course; 90 tons asphaltic concrete paving; street terrace restoration; erosion control and all appurtenant work within the project area within the City of Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin. TIME AND PLACE OF BID OPENING: Sealed Bids will be received until 2:00╩p.m., Local Time on the 7th╩day of May, 2013 in the office of the City Clerk, 111 Lincoln Street, Verona, Wisconsin. After the official Bid closing time, the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. BIDDING DOCUMENTS: The Bidding Documents are on file for review at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Verona, Wisconsin, and the offices of AECOM, 1350 Deming Way, Suite 100, Middleton, WI 53562. Copies may be


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965 Hay, Straw & Pasture

MONROE - Good grass hay, small squares. 608-938-4586

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

990 Farm: Service & Merchandise

2002 HONDA Civic SI Hatchback (ep3) 2.0 liter K20 V-Tec. Lowered, 18" wheels, low profile tires, silver/aluminum color. Many performance and appearance modifications, nice car, good condition. Less than 200 miles on recently replaced 5-speed tranny, new clutch & flywheel, rebuilt CV axles, new ball joints and sway bar links. Excellent heater and A/C, Alpine stereo/cd/mp3 jack, etc. Asking $7,500 OBO. Call 608-575-5984. DONATE YOUR Car, Truck of Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-Day Vacation. Tax Deductible. Free Towing. All paperwork taken care of! 888-439-5224 (wcan)

355 Recreational Vehicles


360 Trailers

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

390 Auto: Wanted To Buy

342 Boats & Accessories

$9995+ FSD for a new boat or pontoon pkg-both w/lots of standard features! New 16' pontoon w/furniture & 25HP or new 16' boat, locator, trailer & 25HP. Your Choice $9995+FSD. American Marine & Motorsports Shawano- 866-955-2628 (wcan) BOAT WORLD Over 700 New and Used Pontoons, Fishing Boats, Deck Boats, Ski-Boats, Bass & Walleye boats, Cuddys, Cruisers up to 33 feet and Outboards @ Guaranteed Best Price! Crownline Axis Malibu Triton Alumacraft Mirrorcraft Misty Harbor & more! American Marine & Motorsports Super Center Shawanowhere dreams come true 866-955-2628 (wcan)

508 Child Care & Nurseries

WANTED: Autos, heavy trucks, equipment and scrap iron. Steve's Recycling. Hollandale, WI. 608-574-2350 (cell)

BROWN DEER Family Daycare Stoughton/Pleasant-Springs Licensed Childcare. Openings available. 22 yrs exp. - Quiet acre lot. Best area summer trip program. Location-Experience-References. Indoor Slide- Competitive Rates. 8730711

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COLLEGE GIRL with childcare experience, available for the summer to watch your children in your home. Flexible schedule Mon-Fri. Please email COLLEGE GIRL with childcare experience, available for the summer to watch your children in your home. Flexible schedule Monday-Friday. Please email

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DUNN - $174,900. Sherry Lessing, (608) 212-1555, Michael Lessing, (608) 212-1556. MLS# 1657329. TOWN OF BROOKLYN - $109,000. Julie Bollig, (608) 225-2324. MLS# 1665437. OREGON - $129,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1677794. BROOKLYN - $147,000. Marge Van Calligan, (608) 219-8918. MLS# 1672498. VERONA - $149,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1680669. OREGON - $164,900. Mark Riese, (608) 235-5458. MLS# 1680334. OREGON - $235,900. John Norwell, (608) 698-5246. MLS# 1666649. FITCHBURG - $244,900. Julie Bollig, (608) 225-2324. MLS# 1680559. OREGON - $285,000. Marge Van Calligan, (608)219-8918. MLS# 1672050. FITCHBURG - $299,000. Sharon O. Christensen, (608) 843-9185. MLS# 1671705. WHISPERING OAKS, TOWN OF OREGON - $324,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 2784199. MLS# 1675027. FITCHBURG - $334,000. Julie Bollig, (608) 225-2324. MLS# 1676056. OREGON - $339,900. Julie Bollig, (608) 225-2324. MLS# 1677744. OREGON - $449,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1679825.

TOWN OF DUNN/STOUGHTON - $149,900. Charlie Fuller, (608) 469-1355, Julie Larson, (608) 661-5466. MLS# 1666962. OREGON - $179,900. Jennie W. Post, (608) 276-5206. MLS# 1670761. OREGON - $269,000. Barb Dawson, (608) 575-3290. MLS# 1652766. SPRINGDALE - $295,000. Pam Birschbach, (608) 576-9206. MLS# 1655806. OREGON - $358,000. Annette Tande Riemer , (608) 772-0322, Emily Christian, GRI, (608) 276-5232. MLS# 1676346. VERONA - $375,000. Sarah Deischer, (608) 206-1519, Melissa Hanewicz, (608) 2125064. MLS# 1675046. 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. FITCHBURG - $510,000. Laurie Homan, (608) 212-7078. MLS# 1679327. OREGON - MVP $700,000 - $800,000. Laurie Howard, (608) 469-6710. MLS# 1674715.


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NEW SCHOOL-AGE only care in Oregon! Kids' Club and Learning Center opening in June for kids ages 5-12. Great location, affordable rates. 835-5468 or SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Bush Trimming Powerwash Houses Spring/Fall Clean-Up Lawncare, Gutter Cleaning 608-219-1214

April 18, 2013
648 Food & Drink
WE BUY WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ ATV's & Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" NOW. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center, Shawno. 866-955-2628 www. (wcan).

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516 Cleaning Services

DEEP CLEANING SERVICE Specialists! If you need a one time cleaning, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, turnover cleaning. Home or Office. References available, fully insured. samantha@greencleanersllc. com 608-219-5986 EXPERIENCED CLEANING Lady looking for houses to clean. References. 608-609-1762 REASONABLE HOUSE CLEANING available. Monthly, bi-weekly, weekly, one time only. Great Rates, References, Honest & Trustworthy, Reliable. Call Jasmine 906-4969

560 Professional Services

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690 Wanted

532 Fencing

576 Special Services

MY COMPUTER WORKS! Computer problems? Viruses, Spyware, Email, Printer issues, Bad Internet Connections - Fix It Now! Professional, US Based Technicians. $25 off service. Call for Immediate Help. 888-885-7944 (wcan)

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES: Accounts Payable & Receivables For your small business. Call now! Joy's Bookkeeping Services 608-712-6286

652 Garage Sales

692 Electronics

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)

C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Units in all sizes 5x10 thru 10x30 Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904 FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$50/month 10x15=$55/month 10x20=$70/month 10x25=$80/month 12x30=$105/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244 NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347 UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 10x20 - 12x30 24 / 7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road & Lincoln Road VERONA SELF-STORAGE 502 Commerce Pkwy. 10'x5', 10'x10', 10x15', 10x20, 10'x30' 24/7 access, security lit. Short/long term leases. Call Jim: 608-334-1191 or fax 608-845-7165

436 Office Admin & Clerical

HOUSEKEEPER/LAUNDRY AIDE Parttime 1st shift positions with alternating weekends. General cleaning, dusting, vacuuming and bathrooms. Facility and personal linens. Please email resume to or call Rebecca at 262-335-2746 for an application. EOE

CRIST FENCING FREE ESTIMATES. Residential, commercial, farm, horse. 608-574-1993

548 Home Improvement

BANKRUPTCY- STOUGHTON and surrounding area. Merry Law Offices. 608205-0621. No charge for initial consultation. "We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code." FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED! Are you a 2-parent family over age 25 with 1 stay-at-home parent able to work with youth 10-17 years of age? Call 866-776-3760 or (wcan) FREE COMPUTER RECYCLING DROP OFF. Six days a week, all year long. All data destroyed. Wisconsin family owned business. File 13, 4903 Commerce Ct, McFarland, WI 608-838-8813 More info at

ALL THINGS BASEMENTY! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold Control? Free Estimates! Call 888-9298307 (wcan) HALLINAN-PAINTING WALLPAPERING **Great-Spring-Rates** 30 + Years Professional Interior-Exterior Free-Estimates References/Insured Arthur Hallinan 608-455-3377 NIELSEN'S Home Improvements/ Repairs, LLC Kitchens/Bathrooms Wood & Tile Flooring Decks/Clean Eaves *Free Estimates* Insured* *Senior Discounts* Home 608-873-8716 Cell 608-576-7126 e-mail RECOVER PAINTING Currently offering spring discounts on all painting, drywall and carpentry. Recover urges you to join in the fight against cancer, as a portion of every job is donated to cancer research. Free estimates, fully insured, over 20 years of experience. call 608-270-0440 SENSIBLE PAINTING 20 years experience. Great quality at a sensible price. Free estimates, Insured, Polite, Professional. 608-873-9623 TOMAS PAINTING Professional, Interior, Exterior, Repairs. Free Estimates. Insured. 608-873-6160

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

BROOKLYN ESTATE SALE, 4815 Rome Corners Rd. Friday, April 19 (8:30-4) Saturday April 20 (8:30-1) Don't miss our wonderful Spring Sale with something for everyone! Wide variety of Nutcrackers; Hawthorne Village Packer Series; Dept. 56 Heritage Village Collection; Longaberger baskets, Lefton bunnies, chicks, ducks, collector plates, scale wooden wagons, buckboard, carts, sleds, tables, French trolley, dolls, antique rocking horse, toys, games, lots of X-mas collectables, glass miniatures, rugs, linens, twin bed w/new mattress, bikes and more. OREGON 5387 HWY CC Saturday-April 20 and 27. John Deere lawn-tractor, gas space heater, tools, large oak desk, snowblower, table saw, dead weights/ bench. 608-235-6175 OREGON 885 MERRI-HILL DR 4/18, 4-7pm 4/19, 8-6, 4/20 8-1. Household items, fishing, boys/girls clothes, scrubs, Stampin Up, toys, books, CDS and lots more!

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)

PART-TIME OFFICE Assistant needed. Well organized person with excellent office skills, must work well with people. Duties include telephone, computer, filing, tenant communication. Send resume to Office Assistant, 5015 W. Netherwood, Unit 1, Oregon, WI. 53575 Applications close Dec. 10, 2012

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

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)

BIG SKY RESTAURANT is now excepting applications for line cooks, dish/prep and front house staff, Experience preferred, will train. Located on Main St Stoughton Contact Sean at 608-234-0486

444 Construction, Trades & Automotive

696 Wanted To Buy

705 Rentals

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.

586 TV, VCR & Electronics Repair

STOUGHTON- 2792 Oaklawn Rd 4/19 8am-4pm, 4/20 8am-4pm Household, Crafts, Misc.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PICK UP SERVICE. $25 covers up to 100 lbs. Additional lbs $.35/lb + tax. Wisconsin family owned business. File 13, 4903 Commerce Ct, McFarland 608-838-8813 More info at SAVE ON Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone- Satellite. You've Got A Choice! Options from ALL major service providers. Call us to learn more! 888-714-5772 (wcan)

STOUGHTON- 310 E. Washington St., First Lutheran Annual Rummage and Bake Sale Saturday, April 20, 8AM-12 Noon, in Fellowship Hall.Please use the carport entrance. Proceeds from the sale go toward confirmation camp. Enjoy free coffee and tasty treats for sale while you shop. Thank you for supporting our youth!

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

Seeking Licensed-Journeyman Plumber to work on residential and commercial projects. Experience running multi-family apartment buildings required. Qualifications: Journeyman License, strong work ethic and excellent workmanship. Ability to run a work crew. Clean driving record required. We offer competitive wages, health & dental insurance and retirement. Please forward resume, project history and professional references to: or mail to: Terry Kahl Plumbing, Inc. 305 Industrial Circle Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-7651

OREGON - 3 bedrooms, 1 bath duplex. W/D-S/R, near schools. NO pets, NO smoking $750/mo. 608-843-9185. STOUGHTON- 115 Hillside lower 3 bedroom, 680+ utilities also 2 bedroom upper 630+ utilities and 626 Oak Street, upper 2 bedrooms, $630+ utilities. 608-4557100. STOUGHTON- 1 bedroom upper, W/D, stove and refrigerator inc. No Pets. $525+ utilities+ security deposit. 608873-6711

590 Wanted: Services

NEED HOST Parents for German/Swiss High School Students, for all or part of 2013-14 school year. Reflections Int'l 608-583-2412 (wcan)

664 Lawn & Garden

STOUGHTON- 3605 Lake View Dr, 4/18 Noon-7pm, 4/19 7am-6pm, 4/20 7amNoon. Off Hwy 51 north of Stoughton. Tools, Kitchen, Gardening Items. Book Shelves, DVD's, Beer can collection, Games, Free books, 25 yrs of stuff!. Too many items to list

SEEKING PLUMBING-LABORER to work on residential and commercial projects. High school diploma or GED certificate required. Working knowledge of operating power tools and construction experience as well as a current valid driver’s license. Must be reliable, hardworking and able to follow instruction. We offer competitive wages, health & dental insurance and retirement. Please forward resume and professional references to: or mail to: Terry Kahl Plumbing, Inc. at 305 Industrial Cir, Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-7651

793 Wanted To Rent

447 Professional

115 Cemetery Lots & Monuments

3'-12' EVERGREEN & Shade Trees. Pick up or Delivery! Planting Available! DETLOR TREE FARMS 715-335-4444 (wcan)

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 AVAILABLE May 1 Convenient location, safe neighborhood, 304 King St 2-Bedroom, 1 Bath, approx. 850 sq. ft., very clean and well maintained, off-street parking and A/C. Laundry and storage lockers available. No Cats. Smoke Free Building. $726/mo with discount plus electric heat. 608-293-1599 VERONA 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments ($545-$690) in a small 24 unit building. Includes heat, hot water, water & sewer, off-street parking, fully carpeted, 2 bedrooms have dishwasher , and coin operated laundry and storage in basement. Convenient to Madison's west side. Call KC at 608-273-0228 to view your new home.

OREGON-BROOKLYN AREA 3+ bedroom home. Relocating to area. Beth 715-205-5476 anytime.

801 Office Space For Rent

3 MAJESTIC lots together. Riverside Cemetary Stoughton. $1400/OBO 608201-7114

666 Medical & Health Supplies

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

143 Notices

FLEA MARKET VENDORS needed. Green County Pickers Antique & Flea Market, Monroe, WI Fairgrounds. June 8 & 9th and Sep 7 & 8th. Booths starting $30. Application at: or call 608-325-9159. START WITH ROTARY and good things happen. Locate the nearest club at www. This message provided by PaperChain and your local community paper. (wcan)

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453 Volunteer Wanted

OTR TEAM and SOLO DRIVERS * Above Average Mileage Pay *Teams Avg 6000 Miles per Week* *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 (wcan)

805 Commercial & Industrial Lots

VERONA INDUSTRIAL Park 2600 sq ft. shop, warehouse, office space. Available April 1, 2013 845-7630

550 Insurance

SAVE MONEY On Auto Incurance $$$. No forms. No hassle. No stress. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! 888-708-0274 (wcan)

554 Landscaping, Lawn, Tree & Garden Work

AFFORDABLE QUALITY Services LLC: Lawn Mowing & trim, Spring Clean-up. Landscaping, Reseeding, Aeration, Mulch, Decorative Stone, Shrub Trimming, Dethatching & Gutter Cleaning. Call Matt Nardi for estimate, 608-6093600 or Experienced and Fully Insured. ARTS LAWNCARE- Mowing, trimming, rototilling ,etc. 608-235-4389 JEFF'S LAWN CARE, spring/fall cleanup, mowing, and much more 608-2204025

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

MEDICAL ALERT FOR SENIORS - 24/7 monitoring. Free Equipment. Free shipping. Nationwide Services. $29.95/month Call Medical Guardian today. 877-8636622 (wcan)

720 Apartments

820 Misc. Investment Property For Sale

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

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 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

144 ACRES 130 tillable near Monroe, WI on Badger State Bike Trail. Investor's dream. 608-329-5033. First Place Realty, Fran Donny

870 Residential Lots

150 Places To Go


LAWN MOWING Good Work Reasonable. 608-873-5216 LAWN MOWING Residential and commercial. 608-873-7038 LAWN MOWING Rototilling, Aerating Dethatching Tree/Bush Trimming, Spring/fall clean-ups landscaping, & more. Quality work Reasonable. Price 608-219-4606 MAGIC LAWN CARE Residential, commercial, lawn mowing, trim bushes, dethatching, aeration, and spring cleanups. Over 20 years experience. Fully Insured. Call Phil 608-235-9479 ROTOTILLING, SKIDLOADER, and Lawnmowing. Brooklyn, Oregon, Evansville and surrounding areas. 608-5138572, 608-206-1548 SHREDDED TOPSOIL Shredded Garden Mix Shredded Bark Decorative Stone Pick-up or Delivered Limerock Delivery Ag Lime Spreading Fill Dirt O'BRIEN TRUCKING 5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI 608-835-7255

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VASQUE HIKING Boots Bro Size 10 Vibram Soles $40. Craig 608-516-8529

NEW YORK! Aug 2-5, 2013 Nonstop Milwaukee! Broadway Hotel & 2-Top Shows! 920-563-6668 rothbergertravel. com (wcan)

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: or call CPC Logistics at 1-800-914-3755.

163 Training Schools

AIRLINE CAREERS: become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FFA approved training. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 888-242-3193 (wcan)

606 Articles For Sale

AFFORDABLE MATTRESS Sets. T/D/ Q/K. Starting at $89. Warranty, delivery. Call 608-438-3900. BEDROOM SETS Cherry! 4-pc. Starting at $250. Delivery available. 608-4383900

FUTON METAL & wood frame (with/without mattress) $25 608-698-6111

638 Construction & Industrial Equipment



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


LAWNCARE MAINTENANCE and landscaping. Lawn mowing and cleanup, organic fertilization and weed control programs. Tree and shrub planting, edging, shredded bark application, etc. Also tree pruning and cutting. Serving Belleville/ Brooklyn/Oregon/Verona /Stoughton and Madison areas. Call 608-575-5984

ASHLAND GUN-KNIFE Show April 26-28 Ashland Civic Center Fri 4-8pm Sat 9-4 Sun 9-3. Adm $5 good for all days! Info call Ray 866-583-9083 (wcan)

36TH ANNUAL AUTO Parts Swap meet & Car Show! April 26-28 at Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Swap meet and car corral ALL THREE DAYS! Show Cars Sat/Sun Only! Adm. $7. No pets. Fri 10-6pm, Sat-Sun 6am-4pm. 608-244-8416 (wcan)

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

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

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

402 Help Wanted, General

676 Plants & Flowers

EXPERIENCED DELI/WAITRESS wanted. Apply in person. Sugar & Spice Eatery, 317 Nora St. Stoughton.

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

FLOWER WRAPPERS. Wrappers needed for Mother’s Day April 30-May 9 in Stoughton. $8-$10 an hour. Flexible hours. 575-2327

ARE YOU friendly, outgoing, and enthusiastic? Non-musical volunteers are needed to act as Literacy Network ambassadors during our Busking for Books event on April 20th. One or two volunteers will be assigned to each corner with a busker (musician or performer), to answer questions about the event and hand out flyers. Porchlight is seeking compassionate, helpful volunteers to prepare and serve meals at our Emergency Drop-In Shelter. Breakfast is served by 6am and dinner is served at 8pm. This opportunity is perfect for a faith organization or group of friends searching for a meaningful opportunity to help the vulnerable members of our community. Volunteers are expected to commit to serving for at least one year. United Way 2-1-1 is seeking new volunteers to become Information and Referral Specialists. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn more about community resources and would like to assist people in finding ways to get and give help, United Way 2-1-1 may be the place for you! Our volunteers staff our telephone lines, answering questions about resources available in the service area. Call the Volunteer Center at 2464380 or visit for more information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

688 Sporting Goods & Recreational

DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337


20 - The Verona Press - April 18, 2013

Wisconsin’s Premier Grower of Quality Annual & Perennial Bedding Plants and Hanging Baskets

$2.00 Off
Pansy Baskets & Welcome Baskets
Limit 2 per koupon. 1 koupon per kustomer per day. Valid 4/17/13 - 4/22/13.

Early Perennials — Asparagus Roots — Strawberry Plants Onion Sets — Pansies & Violas

Now In Stock:

Buy 6 Perennials & Get 7th FREE!
Free item must be equal or lesser value. Limit 2 free plants per kustomer per day. Valid 4/17/13 - 4/22/13.

Now Open: M-F 9-6, Sat 9-4, Sun 9-4

Support local agriculture - buy direct from the grower!
1828 Sandhill Road • Oregon, WI 53575


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