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Thursday, April 25, 2013 • Vol. 132, No. 38 • Stoughton, WI •



Bradford steps down
Page 9 • $1

Board approves teacher contracts
Derek Spellman
Unified Newspaper Group

Stoughton Area School District

Photo by Mark Ignatowski

The Luke Stoughton House, which belonged to Stoughton founder Luke Stoughton, now stands on Division Street along the Yahara River. The house has been moved and is being restored by volunteers.

Preserving City History
Historical Society nears completion of Luke Stoughton House
Coming up
What: Grand opening for renovated Luke Stoughton House When: July 2, time TBA Activities: Ice cream social Where: 315 N. Division St. Info: stoughtonhistory. org involved in preserving the historic house. Hagen said Luke Stoughton and his family didn’t live a long time in that first structure, built at what is now 130 Main St. The ambitious city founder went on to build a larger and nicer home on what is now

Bill Livick

Unified Newspaper Group

If a historical society’s mission is to remember and preserve a community’s past, what better way than to restore that community’s first home? That’s what the Stoughton Historical Society has been doing since about 2000, and its members are planning a grand opening of the Luke Stoughton House with an ice cream social on July 2. That’s 166 years after the city’s namesake purchased the land on which he built that first house. “The state was still a territory back then,” notes Nancy Hagen, a member of the Historical Society and one of the key people

Photo by Bill Livick

Stoughton Historical Society president Dave Kalland works on restoration projects inside the Luke Stoughton House. The historic home will open to the public this summer.

And it has been pricey to Page Street, but the symbolic value of the original restore it. house is priceless to the Turn to House/Page 13 city’s history buffs.

Stoughton educators will get a small raise under an agreement approved by the Stoughton school board Monday night. The contracts unanimously approved by the board after a closed session will mean an average raise of about 2.6 percent, superintendent Tim Onsager said. Erica Pickett, the district’s director of business services, said in an email that the raises will total $339,000 altogether for the district and its more than 250 full-time teachers. Negotiations between the district and its teachers union began last year but were in limbo for months after a Dane County judge last fall struck down parts of Act 10, the state law that essentially ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers. That ruling is still under appeal. In Stoughton, the two sides returned to the bargaining table April 1 after a state appellate court refused to stay the lower court’s ruling pending that appeal. The two sides apparently reached an agreement at that April 1 meeting, according to a memo to the school board. The teachers union ratified the agreement last week, Onsager said. “I think it was a good settlement that was in the best interest of the staff and the district,” he said Tuesday morning. Ryan Reischel,

co-president of the Stoughton teachers union, had not returned a phone call seeking comment by the Hub ’s press time. The school district is facing a budget shortfall next year, but Onsager said the district considered both its financial situation and the rate of inflation. District officials have also pointed to the cost of raises in the context of the district’s total budget, which is about $36 million this year. Onsager said the agreement backed by the board Monday “protects the financial stability of the district but also honors the great work our staff is doing.” The board on April 8 had already approved small raises for the district’s administrators and non-represented staff. The raises for administrators averaged about 2.3 percent and totaled $35,500, while raises for non-union staff averaged 2.5 percent and totaled $24,302 for special services employees, $16,453 for administrative assistants and $8,550 for bus drivers. The district will now turn its attention to contracts for its custodians and its educational assistants. It has a total of 422 employees, including its teachers, according to a board memo. The contracts approved by the board Monday cover the current fiscal year that ends June 30. Negotiations for the next one are still to come.

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Longtime member Pundt shares lessons, insight from Stoughton school board
Derek Spellman
Unified Newspaper Group

When the Stoughton school board met Monday night, it was the first time in more than nine years it did so without having John Pundt as a member.

Pundt, a senior behavioral health consultation specialist at the University of Wisconsin


Medical Foundation, opted not to seek a fourth term this year after working with three superintendents and working on two different referendum issues – one that failed in 2005 and one that passed in 2010. He has high praise for the district,

and his colleagues have high praise for him. Much of what he shared in an interview with Hub centered on his own education as a board member – a process that the three new board members have just begun. One of the lessons

they will learn is about the constraints of the office itself, he said. Another is just how much there is to learn. And as the district eyes a potential referendum next year, he has insights into why the 2005 measure failed.

An education

Pundt first ran for the school board in 2004 partly because he said he was encouraged to do so by school board members he knew at the time. He soon

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Courier Hub Mandt Marketplace starts Sunday
Derek Spellman
Unified Newspaper Group

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What: Inaugural Mandt Marketplace When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 (second and fourth Sundays through September) Where: Mandt Park Info: mandtmarketplace or 6229308.

A new outdoor marketplace at Mandt Park will start Sunday with more than 50 vendors, the event organizer said. Mandt Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, the first of 11 outdoor markets planned for the summer

Photo by Derek Spellman

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Mandt Park will host the first Mandt Marketplace, an outdoor marketplace that will bring together food, arts and crafts and collectibles vendors twice a month starting Sunday, April 28.


April 25, 2013

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Pundt: Nine-year member shares referendums
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discovered how much a board member has to know to serve. “The learning curve is huge,” Pundt said. “You can’t minimize how steep the learning curve is.” A board member, he said, must be conversant in multiple subjects – budgets and financial matters, state and federal laws, unions, curriculum and human resources,

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just to name a few. Then, a board member has to learn how to apply those topics to his or her own school district. “No two districts are alike,” he said. And part of what Pundt highlighted is the “myth” that school districts have a great deal of local control. Part of what you learn on the board is what you can’t do, either because of funding (on a per-pupil basis the Stoughton Area School District is among the lowest funded districts in Dane County), because of ever-growing state and federal mandates for education or because of what a district is already legally bound to do. “The reality at the end of the day is … the choices are much narrower,” he said. The school board has increasingly highlighted – and called for reforms to – Wisconsin’s school finance system as part of a broader effort to show how much of what happens with its budget depends on developments at the state level. Yet Pundt also points to what the district has been able to achieve despite its funding constraints. He also thinks the difference between where the district is now versus nine years ago is “tremendous,” citing everything from the revised school schedules to the new digital fabrication laboratory to the success of its academic and extracurricular teams. He also lauded Onsager. “The district is very, very well-run,” he said. “I challenge anybody to come in and

do a better job than what is complacent about the referbeing done now.” endum that those who stood to lose. Referendums “It was very disorganized,” That’s a story that the dis- he said of the 2005 campaign. The district did the opposite trict is likely to share if it seeks a referendum next year, in 2010, when it took owneras it is expected to do. Under ship of its data, showed how a worst-case scenario, the it had controlled its costs, and district would face a shortfall didn’t announce where cuts of up to $5 million next year would be if it failed. “I think they need to do the once the referendum backed same things,” Pundt said of by voters in 2010 expires. Pundt was there for that the next year’s likely referenone, and for its failed prede- dum. cessor in 2005 that resulted in Legacy budget cuts. A key phrase within the That decision is just one district is that Stoughton must before the new school board “own our data,” the good – and its three new members and the not so good. Pundt is – that convened Monday. an outspoken apostle of that Pundt’s advice for the three belief. new members: Know that it “I might take credit for takes a lot of work, keep an that (phrase),” he said, which open mind, learn and work originated from Terry Bren- with the other members of the ny, the Stoughton Hospital board. CEO who previously served Pundt has no regrets about on the district’s communica- not seeking re-election this tions committee and said the year, although he said he will school district can’t be afraid miss serving on the school to own its data. board. “That resonated with me,” His colleagues will also Pundt said. miss him. Part of the lesson of the Pat Volk, the board’s vice failed referendum, which president, said the district Pundt said was “not very was “a lot better off because well-defined,” is that the dis- (Pundt was) here.” trict did not own its data at Liz Menzer, the board that time, Pundt said. president, said Pundt’s expeAnother reason is that the rience, not just on the board district specified which pro- but from outside the board, grams would be cut – and was a key asset. She said he thus which would not be – if was a “great problem solver” the measure failed. That cre- who understood that conflict ated divisions within the elec- is sometimes part of the protorate, where those whose cess of making decisions. programs and causes would “Personally he was just a be preserved might have been really good mentor to me,” less supportive of or more she said. “He served us really well.”

Agreement reached after court ruling
Continued from page 1 “We would like to get those started as soon as we can,” Onsager said. The parameters for those negotiations could be another matter. Although a Dane County judge last year struck down parts of the collective bargaining law, an appeal on that decision is still pending. The original ruling has drawn competing interpretations. Some argue that it only applies to the two unions that brought the lawsuit in the first place, while others contend it extends to all school districts, cities and counties. Others have argued the ruling means those entities can – but don’t have to – collectively bargain for more than wages. Reischel and the union have previously argued the lower court ruling means they can bargain for anything economic – everything from sick leaves to reimbursable leave to health insurance to retirement to teacher preparation time. Under Act 10, unions can only collectively bargain for wages up to the rate of inflation unless they get voter

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April 25, 2013

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Stoughton Area School District

Board OKs new standard for terminations
Derek Spellman
Unified Newspaper Group

Teachers would face more defined criteria for being fired in the middle of the school year after the school board approved revisions to the employee handbook earlier this month. The revised handbook allows a teacher to be terminated for “misconduct” and now provides 10 examples of offenses that constitute misconduct, such as unsatisfactory annual performance evaluations, acts of physical abuse or harassment, “immoral conduct” and theft or falsification of school district records. That new criteria, one of a couple dozen handbook changes approved unanimously by the school board

on April 8, will replace a standard where the district could terminate an employee in the midst of the school year for “good and sufficient reason.” Superintendent Tim Onsager told the Hub that part of the reason for the new misconduct standard is that some staff had questions about what exactly “good and sufficient reason” means. When the school board approved the district’s first handbook last year, the document defined “good and sufficient reason” as “any reason that reflects an inexcusable substantial violation of instructions, or neglect of duty of a substantial character, or any misconduct inconsistent with the employer employee relationship and which might injuriously affect the District’s operations.”

Handbook changes

• Sets new criteria for terminating teacher during school year • Adds language that district values seniority • Details how the district conducts personnel investigations • Allows teachers to use personal leave time to attend their child’s parent teacher conference

“I think some of it was more to assure staff and define what it means,” Onsager said of the new termination standard and other changes in the handbook. The district can still opt not to renew a teacher’s contract for either budgetary reasons (a lay-off) or non-budgetary reasons at the end of the school

year under the handbook. The latter scenario allows the district to do so as long its action is not “arbitrary and capricious,” a lower standard than what teachers publicly sought last year as the district was crafting the handbook. Those standards remain unchanged. Ryan Reischel, co-president of the Stoughton teachers’

union, did not return messages seeking comment. The different standard for termination was among twodozen revisions approved by the school board following several months of review by a district committee and outreach to district staff, school officials said. Some of the changes were clarifications, such as noting the handbook does not apply to part-time staff and better defining the work day. The changes also added language showing the district values seniority and spelling out how the district conducts an investigation into a personnel matter. Teachers last year said the handbook eroded seniority and protections for staff. Administrators and school board members said the

employees were still protected by state and federal laws as well as the standards and grievance process inside the handbook itself. The school board approved the district’s first handbook in April 2012, after new state legislation essentially ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers. The handbook replaces agreements that Stoughton teachers and staff previously negotiated via collective bargaining, covering everything from pay and benefits to workplace safety and teachers’ preparation time for class. Onsager said the district will review the handbook “at least” annually as it did this year. “This is a living, breathing document,” he told the Hub.

Elementary school days to lengthen under new schedule
Derek Spellman
Unified Newspaper Group

Stoughton elementary school students will go to school for 11 minutes longer as part of a new, standardized schedule that starts next school year. Classes would dismiss at 3:05 p.m. instead of 2:54 p.m. under the new system, which also restructures recess periods and ensures that students in each grade level will take the same core subject classes at the same time, regardless of which of the district’s three elementary schools they attend. The principals of all three schools have spent the last year working on revising the schedules, they told the school board in an April 8 presentation. The new schedule does not require board approval. The middle school went to a revised schedule this year, while the high school has already outlined its planned schedule changes for next school year. “The main factor was to be able to have more standardized blocks of time,” Kegonsa Elementary School principal Fred Trotter told the Hub. All three schools currently build their schedules around the times they schedule for art, music and physical education classes, leaving the scheduling for core subject classes like reading and math to individual teachers, the principals said. Schedules for art, music and physical education now operate on a five-day cycle. But that system created some inequities, the administrators said. Early dismissals or days off from school often fall on Fridays, so students who take music or art on those days lose out on that class time. Different grades also get different amounts of art and music instruction under the current schedule, the principals said. Next year, art, music and physical education courses will take place in a standard 50-minute block of time that will operate on a four-day cycle instead of the five-day cycle. The same master schedule also calls for all grade levels to have one 20-minute lunch recess and another 20-minute recess some time each day.

school will dismiss at 3:20 p.m. next year, instead of 3:10 p.m. River Bluff Middle School, • School day gets 11 minutes longer, dismissing at meanwhile, this year went 3:05 p.m. from an eight-period to sev• Standardizes schedule across all elementary schools en-period day, eliminated its • Establishes two, 20-minute recess periods across all “study hall” and lengthened grade levels class periods while providing • Art, music education and physical education classes students a larger pool of electives from which to choose. are in 50-minute blocks and follow four-day cycle River Bluff will also extend its school day by 10 minutes, next Currently, all grades have the to visit classrooms and sup- year dismissing at 3:15 p.m. 20-minute lunch recess, but port the teachers during those grades kindergarten through classes. second have two 15-minute With the elementary school recess periods and grades three changes, all five of the disthrough five have one 15-min- trict’s schools will have ute recess. revised their schedules by next Lastly, a standardized year. schedule makes it easier to The high school will retain Wellness Coalition provide instructional support, its seven class-period day next the principals said. Under year, but trim those periods to the draft schedule presented 50 minutes apiece and extend April 8, for example, second- the school day to help create graders would have a read- a new 30-minute “academic ing class from about 10 a.m. homeroom” period within to 11:40 a.m., third-graders the school day. Depending from 10:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the student’s grade level fourth-graders from 10:50 and grades, the new schedule a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and fifth- allows students to get extra graders from 10:40 a.m. to help, have a longer lunch or 11:10 a.m. That overlap makes have time for things like colit easier for library or reading lege counseling or standardspecialists to schedule time ized test preparation. The high

Elementary schedule changes


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April 25, 2013

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Letter to the editor

Find alternatives to chemical sprays
Kegonsa State Park to attract more tourists. Work on our bike paths. Encourage, foster and support community-based events. More businesses and families will come. I have a feeling that most people complaining about the parks, especially parents of children in sports, have not even thought about what is keeping that turf/grass green, weed-free and “beautiful.” I am finding an era in our lives where people want to be healthier and practice a “greener” way of life, but they need it to be made simple for them as our lives are so busy and complicated these days. We need to give them the information and their choices. If they don’t know they have a choice, how can than make a decision? I am not saying by any means to let our parks go. I’m just saying let’s find a better solution - a healthy compromise. I support the idea of volunteerism to help control the evasive weed problem. This can be an education opportunity for the community and yet another community bonding experience. I urge the City of Stoughton to 2003 take the time to research and study 10 years ago Then-mayor Helen Johnand find a better solution. Please don’t spray for the well being of son voiced her opposition to a Walmart Super Center. Her comour children and community. ments came at a special informaMariah Wooster-Lehman tional meeting about the retailer Stoughton after rumors had swirled that the city had received blueprints from the company. Committee appointments by Mayor Johnson caused an uproar Stoughton freshman softball player Holly Brickson finished 2-for-4 at the council’s organizational Monday, April 8, at Monroe and not sister Suzy Brickson, who is a meeting. Several alders accused junior on the team the mayor of appointing alders The Courier Hub regrets the error. with “pro” voting records when it came to growth. There were See something wrong? accusations of underhanded elecThe Courier Hub does not sweep errors under the rug. If you see tion tactics and “dirty dealing.” something you know or even think is in error, please contact editor Jim The Wisconsin DOT Ferolie at 845-9559 or at so we can get announced the beginning of an it right. in-depth study of Hwy. 51 from McFarland to Stoughton and Stoughton east to Hwy. 39/90. Several inches of snow fell in early April. Rutland residents began efforts Thursday, April 25, 2013 • Vol. 132, No. 38 to preserve the historic Rutland USPS No. 1049-0655 Center church. In the Town of Periodical Postage Paid, Stoughton, WI and additional offices. Dunn, officials hoped to give the Published weekly on Thursday by the Unified Newspaper Group, Dyerson Bridge historic status A Division of Woodward Communications, Inc. as the bridge only had about 10 POSTMASTER: Send Address Corrections to Stoughton Courier Hub, 135 W. Main St., Ste. 102, Stoughton, WI 53589. years of safe use remaining. Phone: 608-873-6671 The addition of bleachers to Collins Field was approved by Fax: 608-873-3473 the Stoughton school board. The e-mail: board approved up to $150,000 for new home bleachers. The old This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. bleachers were to be moved to the visitor side. I am writing in regards to the issue of using pesticides in our parks. I am a mother of two and resident of Stoughton. I am a concerned citizen for the health and well being of our community and not just my children, though they may be what motivates me to speak up. I can appreciate beautifying our public spaces, however, I think we need to rethink how we do that with a proactive and progressive plan that utilizes design and earthfriendly efforts. Healthier and greener does not have to be a bad word or a hippydippy way. With the rising and rapid growths of aggressive cancers in the young we must look at the chemicals we use and the foods that we eat. Aggressive cancers are rising in numbers within the 20-30 age bracket. To not look at the pesticides and chemicals and risks is just foolish. I have lived in many beautiful places, all having special qualities within their communities. I call Stoughton and Wisconsin home. I love it here – it’s the community that keeps me here. If you want to bring more families to Stoughton, concentrate on improving and increasing our school programs. Build us an outdoor pool and indoor recreation facility. Utilize the Yahara River and Lake

Stoughton History
The city’s Northwest neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It marked the third area of the city on the register. Six girls from River Bluff Middle School - Teresa Buttchen, Kenoshia Brown, Theresa Shuller, Elizabeth Carter, Amanda Kennedy and Stephanie Schult - earned national recognition for their work on a public service announcement aimed at curbing teen pregnancy. The girls won a competition sponsored by the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation and NBC. The girls softball team beat Cambridge 13-0 and 33-0 in a doubleheader. Both games were only three innings long. Stoughton was awarded the State Tournament Sportsmanship Award by the WIAA for girls basketball. Stoughton brought about 3,000 fans to the state tournament to watch the girl’s team play and lose to Milwaukee Washington. Lanes. A similar proposal failed the previous year. Walmart opened in Stoughton. The store was the 12th to open in Wisconsin. The school district’s building needs committee recommended that the district add a new school. LaVerne Pieper, longtime wrestling coach, was named Man of the Year by “Wrestling USA” magazine. Shawn Goedel set a new school pole vault record by jumping 13-feet, 1-1/4 inches.



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25 years ago The murder trial for former Stoughton businessman Gary W. Homberg was set to begin Tuesday. Labor unrest at Stoughton Trailers was heating up as evidenced by the vandalism of 48 trailers. The company and the United Auto Workers union had been in negotiations about wag1998 es, seniority and job security for 15 years ago almost a year. About 500 workers Fourth Dist. Alder Bob Barnett walked out on strike after talks was elected mayor, beating write- broke down late in the month. in campaigns by Sonny Swangstu The city approved a proposand Donna Vogel. al for a beer garden at Viking


50 Years ago Town of Pleasant Springs residents voted 190-185 in opposition to the sale of liquor in a referendum. Lake Kegonsa was clear of ice during the first week of April, which was about a week earlier that the previous year. Pat Richter, All-American football player and nine-letter winner, was to be the guest speaker at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church’s Father-Son banquet. “Stoughton now has 11 eating places, 10 beer and liquor taverns, three places where beer is sold to take out and one liquor store, so there’s no excuse for anybody to go hungry or thirsty while here.” - Stoughton history log from 1988 referring to 1963. Direct Distance Dialing was to be introduced next month. The telephone feature allowed users to call numbers outside their area without an operators assistance. Compiled by Mark Ignatowski

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It takes several qualities to be an effective teacher; patience, love, kindness, passion, care, and experience, just to name a few. According to a recent survey conducted by early childhood/ special education students (from the University of WisconsinWhitewater), including two residents of Stoughton, these features are among the top values looked for in early childhood teachers. Even though several of these attributes are present in early childhood educators, most teachers feel unappreciated. Teachers feel that people view the roles of educators as an insignificant profession, according to many teachers interviewed. In addition, some teacher’s feel they are undervalued because society believes they are not effective in their profession. However, through the anonymous survey, teachers were in fact, proven wrong. When the question, “Do you value teachers/educators?” was asked, 62 percent answered a tremendous amount and 30 percent said quite a bit. The fact is, teachers are valued, according to the public. So, teachers, throughout your lesson plan writing, meeting of curriculum and standards, assessments, and with Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10) coming upon us, look at the facts-you are valued and appreciated! Kayla Brogley, Karly Campbell, Allison Carson, Sammy Kessler and Stephanie Munz


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Citizens honored at mayor’s open house
Several locals were honored for their contributions to the community at an open house April 9. Mayor Donna Olson presented this year’s Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, and Friends of Youth with plaques and city proclamations thanking them for their outstanding contributions to the Stoughton community. Their names are also engraved on plaques that remain on permanent display in the mayor’s office. The 2013 Volunteer of the Year is Glenn McNaughton, who started the Stoughton High School Key Club in 2007. McNaughton serves as the Key Club’s adviser and tirelessly volunteers his time to teach and encourage high school students to be volunteers themselves. Cummins, Inc., is recognized as Business of the Year for their Community Involvement Team (CIT) program. Volunteers from Cummins are helping create the Reuse/Reduce/Recycle Sustainable Treecycle program; they have also been instrumental in setting up the Stoughton High School FabLab. There are two Friends of Youth this year, James Carroll Edgington and Malik J. Mitchell. The two ninth-graders are leading by example at the Stoughton Area Youth Center, showing younger children how to be a constructive part of the Youth Center and of the community. The city accepts nominations from citizens for each award, and a committee meets to select the honorees. The committee was delighted this year by how many nominations were received. The Mayor’s Open House honors all nominees and all the volunteers and business owners in Stoughton who provide time, money, and materials to make the community stronger.

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St. Ann’s Spring fair to fund youth mission trips
St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 324 N. Harrison St., will hold a Spring Fever Gift & Plant Fair to fund youth mission trips. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, vendors from Pampered Chef, Wildtree, Tastefully Simple, Watkins, Miche, Scentsy, Tupperware, Origami Owl, Discovery Toys, L’Bri, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Thirty-One Gifts, Norwex and many more will gather to help pay expenses for parish youth attending a mission trip to Indianapolis and also for teens involved with World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. Other vendors include local artists with pottery, wine bottle creations, African straw baskets, honey and related products, dream catchers, paper sculpting, clay figures, birdhouse gourds, suet feeders, solar garden art, mosaic stepping stones, glass totems, kids toys and gardening tools, jewelry, quilted, knit/


If you go
What: Spring Fever Gift & Plant Fair When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 27 Where: St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 324 N. Harrison St. Info: 873-7633 crochet and sewn items, homemade pet treats and dog collars. Besides vendors, different varieties of perennials will be available, as well as baskets of annual flowers. Orders for annual flowers will be taken so they are received just in time for spring planting. The students will also be selling refreshments during the fair. For more information, contact Cathie Truehl at 873-7633 or email her at Cathie.Truehl@Stoughton.

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VFW Badger Post 328 Inc. 200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton

Dine-in only. Regular menu also available



Big Johnson Karaoke

Perennials & Baskets of Annuals will be available. Other annual flowers can be ordered to be delivered just in time for spring planting. Proceeds benefit Journey of the Heart Mission Trip to Indianapolis in July 2013.


All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry

Friday Night

324 N Harrison St. • Stoughton, WI
Over 30 vendors will be available with gift items perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduations, Weddings, Spring & Summer Birthdays, etc.



Friday, April 26 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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April 25, 2013

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Coming up
Ladies night out fundraiser manners Friday, April 26, at the Medication disposal
A Ladies Night Out that will help raise money for the MS (multiple scheloris) Foundation will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Stoughton Area Youth Center. Proceeds from a raffle at the event will support the foundation. Growing up Girls workshop. The three hour workshop, which lasts from 2 – 5:30 p.m., starts off with a discussion on self esteem, confidence, manners and etiquette followed by a dinner where the girls dress up and put the lessons they learned to use. The event cost $20 and is open to all girls age 8 – 12, but space is limited. To register, call Chris Kotlowski at 444-5500 or Megan Walker at 698-6346. Drop-off unwanted and unused medications and sharps from 9 a.m. - noon Saturday, April 27, at the Stoughton Fire Department. Drive through service will be available. Bring all medications in their original containers (if possible) and cross off names or personal information with a black marker. Sharps must be dropped off in a registered sharps container or thick plastic laundry detergent bottle. For more information call 8736677. about the history of the town. Following the presentation will be a pot luck dinner. Paper plates, napkins, eating utensils and beverages will be supplied. Bring a favorite dish to pass. Call Mary at 838-1081 ext. 201 for more info.

Community meal

Smart Planning Series

Band variety show

Continuing this month, is a sixpart series on planning for the future at the Stoughton Area Senior Center.  Join others for the second session of this series at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Francie Corry, social worker with SouthernCare will provide helpful tips and key points to discuss when initiating Smart Planning conversations with adult children and other family members. Call the senior center at 8738585 to register.

A variety of local vendors will offer a wide array of arts and crafts at the Spring Fever Gift and Plant Fair from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. The even will also have vendors of well-known products. Many varieties of perennials and baskets of annual flowers will be available. For info, contact Cathie Truehl Growing up girls at 873-7633 or Cathie.Truehl@ Stoughton girls can learn skills in positive self-image and good Baha’i Faith

Spring gift fair

Dunn Arbor Day

The annual Town of Dunn Arbor Day celebration will take place from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Town Hall. This year, one of the presenters will be a regional forest health specialist. He will also make the Tree City USA presentation. Free trees will be given out. Stan Solheim will receive the stewardship award for his work on lake preservation. Ed Minihan will be our guest speaker and will talk

The Stoughton High School Band’s 45th Annual Band Variety Show will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at the high school performing arts center.  This year’s theme is “A Night at the Movies.” The show will feature music from “Star Wars,” “Lord of the Rings,” “The Incredibles,” “Harry Potter,” “Skyfall” and many others. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for students K-12 and free for those under age 5. Proceeds from the show benefit the SHS band program. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting or by contacting band director Dan Schmidt at dan. or 877-5745. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

This month’s free community meal will go from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at First Lutheran Church, 310 E. Washington St. The meal will be served at 4:30 p.m. The meal is offered through the “Our Daily Bread” program provided by Stoughton area churches. If you need a ride, call 515-3369 by noon and leave a message. Rides are provided free of charge to those who reside inside the Stoughton Area School District boundaries.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Join Ted Izydor, certified substance counselor, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, to learn about the basics of abuse and addiction, identify warning signs and discuss the latest research findings on adolescent substance abuse. The free presentation will be offered at Stoughton Hospital’s Bryant Health Education Center on the lower level of the hospital. Registration is required. Please call Sonja at 873-2356 to reserve a seat or e-mail

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

Sunday: 10:15 a.m. - Worship and Sunday School Wednesday: 7 p.m. Worship 1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton • 873-7494 • Saturday: 5:30 p.m. - Come As You Are Worship Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday School at 9:10 a.m. 129 E Main St, Stoughton | 834-9050 Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m. 310 E. Washington, Stoughton • 873-7761 Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Covenant Lutheran Church

Sabbath School 10:00 Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath each month Phone: 561-7450 or email:

Community calendar

Bible Baptist Church

Stoughton Baptist Church

Christ Lutheran Church

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

• 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friends of the Library book sale, Stoughton Public Library, 873-6281 • 6 p.m., Smart planning series, Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friends of the Library book sale, Stoughton Public Library, 873-6281 • 2 – 5:30 p.m., Growing up Girls, Viking Village, 4445500 or 698-6346 • 9 a.m. - noon, Medication disposal, Stoughton Fire Department, 873-6677 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friends of the Library book sale, Stoughton Public Library, 873-6281 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Spring gift and plant sale, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 873-7633 • 4 p.m., Strike Out Cancer bowling event, Badger Bowl in Madison, • 4-6 p.m., Town of Dunn Arbor Day celebration, Town Hall, 838-1081 ext. 201 • 7 p.m., SHS band variety show, Stoughton High School PAC, 877-5745 • 10:45 a.m., Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, LakeView Church, 873-9838 • 4-6 p.m., Free community meal, First Lutheran Church, 310 E. Washington St., 515-3369 • 3 p.m., Music appreciation series, Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585 • 5:30 p.m., Teen drug and alcohol abuse presentation, Stoughton Hospital, 873-2356 • 5:30 p.m., Stoughton Kiwanis Club, Vennevoll Clubhouse, • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Free comic books, Stoughton Public Library, 873-6281

Thursday, April 25

Friday, April 26

Ezra Church

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

First Lutheran Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton Weekday Mass: At Nazareth House and St. Ann’s Church - Check the weekly bulletin or call 873-6448 or 873-7633. Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.; Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Ann Catholic Church

Saturday, April 27

Christian Assembly Church

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

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

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

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton • 877-0439 Missionaries 877-0696 Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday school and Primary Office: 882-4408

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

LakeView Church

Cooksville Lutheran Church

Seventh Day Baptist Church Of Albion
616 Albion Rd., Edgerton Worship Saturday 11:00

Sunday, April 28

Thought for the week
The philosopher who composed Ecclesiastes advises us “Do not be over righteous, neither be over wise, why destroy yourself?” (Ecclesiastes 7:16) Accusing others of wrongdoing, especially when there is any chance that we might be mistaken, is almost always folly, and we are likely to have the lens of criticism focused on us as a result. But, there are times when it is appropriate to be assertive in calling someone out. When someone is mistreating us our “moral alarm bells” are usually loud and clear and we should speak up about it. It may take courage to do so, but it usually prevents a lot of future mistreatment. It’s even more important to stand up to bullies and haters when they are picking on someone who is weaker or too timid to stand up for him or herself. Students at Ohio State University and the University of Nebraska recently created web sites intended to “call out” people who posted racist, sexist, or otherwise hateful comments on Twitter and other social media web sites. Courage is central to the moral life because it requires courage to speak up for what is right. But, we should remember also to be circumspect about our criticism. It is often easier to see the speck of dust in your neighbor’s eye than the log in your own. “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.” John 7:24

Calling Out Evil

Doctors Park Dental Office
Dr. Richard Albright Dr. Phillip Oinonen Dr. Thor Anderson Dr. Thane Anderson

Monday, April 29

Tuesday, April 30 Thursday, May 2 Saturday, May 4


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

1520 Vernon St. Stoughton, WI

A Life Celebration Center

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

221 Kings Lynn Rd. Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-8888

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Duane and Sara Leikness of Stoughton, WI and Bruce and Ann Lenio of LaCrosse, WI are happy to announce the engagement of their children Dawn S. Leikness to Robert Lenio. The couple plans to wed September 14, 2013 in Madison, WI

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April 25, 2013


Mandt: Opens Sunday
Continued from page 1 at the city’s popular park. Billed as part flea market, garage sale, craft show, art show, farmers market and antique show, Mandt Marketplace will be open the second and fourth Sunday of each month through the end of September. “It’s just kind of everything wrapped up into one event,” organizer Sherry Johnson told the Hub. Half of the 50 vendors signed up for Sunday’s show have signed for the whole year, Johnson said. Sunday’s marketplace will also have a free kids tent and a fundraiser for Pets for Vets, a program that pairs shelter pets with military veterans. Johnson said she has been working on Mandt Marketplace for nine months. Johnson has traveled to similar shows outside the area to sell jewelry. Many Stoughton artists do the same. She figured, why not offer a local event that rolls everything together and also invites artists and people from outside the area? “I just thought it would be a good way to promote Mandt Park and promote Stoughton,” she said. Visitors will have their choice of food, arts and crafts, collectibles and antiques booths. Johnson said she has promoted the event with posters around town, social media and information in publications like the Hub and Madison’s The Isthmus. “I’ve got a lot of excitement building,” she said of the marketplace, which will take place in the area of the park where Coffee Break vendors are usually located, near the parking lot. The marketplace has space for a total of 107 12-by-12-foot stalls and is always looking for vendors, Johnson said. “I think next year will be even bigger,” she said of the event.


Case No. 2013 PR 236 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for Informal Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth April 25, 1925 and date of death March 9, 2013, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 2321 Jackson Street, Stoughton, WI 53589. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 5, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000 Lisa Chandler Probate Registrar April 2, 2013 David. M. Houser 301 W. Main Street PO Box 347 Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-7781 Bar Number: 1013777 Published: April 11, 18 and 25, 2013 WNAXLP

The Pleasant Springs Town Board will appoint one resident of the Town of Pleasant Springs to fill out the remainder of the term for Supervisor #4. The Town Board is responsible for all administration, finances, ordinances, infrastructure and policies governing the Town. Town residents encouraged to send a written statement of interest and specific qualifications for serving, to the Pleasant Springs Town Board, 2354 County Highway N, Stoughton, WI, 53589. The envelope should be clearly marked “Town Board Appointment” on the front. Letters must be received no later than 6pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Personal interviews may be conducted by the Town Board prior to appointment. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Clerk at 608873-3063. Published: April 25, 2013 WNAXLP


Case No. 2013 PR 235 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for Informal Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth April 23, 1959 and date of death March 2, 2013, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 135 West Chicago Street, Stoughton, WI 53589. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 5, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000 Lisa Chandler Probate Registrar April 2, 2013 David. M. Houser 301 W. Main Street PO Box 347 Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-7781 Bar Number: 1013777 Published: April 11, 18 and 25, 2013 WNAXLP



The City of Stoughton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, at the Public Safety Building, Second Floor, 321 S. Fourth Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposed zoning ordinance amendment to the City of Stoughton Municipal Code of Ordinances. The proposed ordinance amendment is to Section 78105(5)(c)2b of the Stoughton Municipal Code, Dane County, Wisconsin. The amendment is proposed to conditionally allow Indoor Commercial Entertainment, Office, Personal or Professional Services and Indoor Sales or Service uses, limited to Heavy Industrial zoned properties abutting Main Street. For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Michael Stacey Zoning Administrator Published: April 25 and May 2, 2013 WNAXLP





The City of Stoughton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, 321 South Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposed Conditional Use Permit Application by Ralph Middlecamp, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, for in-vehicle sales and service as an accessory use at 1509 US Highway 51 & 138, Stoughton, Wisconsin. The property at 1509 US Highway 51 & 138, Stoughton, Wisconsin is more fully described as follows: Parcel Number: 281/0511-071-8572-2 LOT 2 CSM 12748 CS80/262&2648/28/2009 F/K/A LOT 1 CSM 10897 CS65/125-129 10/28/2003 F/K/A LOT 2 CSM 10517 & PRT OF OUTLOT A PLEASANT HILL HEIGHTS & ALSO INCL & DESCR AS SEC 7-5-11 PRT NW1/4NE1/4 (1.520 ACRES) SUBJ TO ACCESS ESMT AGRMT IN DOC #4614720  For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Michael P Stacey Zoning Administrator Published: April 25 and May 2, 2013 WNAXLP



Case No. 2013PR274 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for Informal Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth November 7, 1952 and date of death March 26, 2013, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 701 Kvamme Lane, Stoughton, WI 53589. 3. The application will be heard at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000, before the presiding Probate Registrar, on May 20, 2013 at 8:00 am. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 26, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 608-2664311 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Lisa Chandler Probate Registrar April 19, 2013 David. M. Houser 301 W. Main Street PO Box 347 Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-7781 Bar Number: 1013777 Published: April 25, May 2 and 9, 2013 WNAXLP




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Nazareth eyes remodel completion
$1 million worth of renovations could be done by June
Derek Spellman
Unified Newspaper Group


Saturday, May 4th, 9 am-12 pm Heritage Monona 111 Owen Rd., Monona, WI
Garden plants are donated locally. Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW) will be there with dogs in tow!

Proceeds benefit the Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW) Please donate flowers, vegetable plants, small bushes and split plants from your garden.
Donated plants must arrive by Friday, May 3 at noon in planters. Please label each variety. Questions? Contact Kate at

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Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation Center is in the midst of a makeover. The skilled nursing and rehabilitative service facility at 814 Jackson St. began about $1 million worth of renovations in October and plans to have that work wrapped up in June, said Jennifer Johnson, Nazareth administrator. The center’s patient rooms, dining areas, common areas, bathrooms and showers are all to be renovated with new paint, carpeting, tile and lighting. “So far it’s been going real good,” Johnson said Monday. Nazareth started the remodel last year largely because the facility just needed some upgrading. Johnson could not say whether this is the first time Nazareth, which started in the 1960s, has undergone such work. If it’s not the first time, it has been a “long time” since the last one, she said. The center has a total of 99 patient beds, a mix of private and semi-private rooms, Johnson said. Both patients and visitors soon will also be able to enjoy a new bistro that Nazareth will be adding to

Photos by Derek Spellman

New floors, paint and lighting are being added to Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation Center as part of $1 million worth of renovations. The project is scheduled to be done by June.

its ground floor. That bistro, which will feature a patio seating area and its own entrance, should be complete in June or July, Johnson said. It also will be open to the general public. “(It’s) just another feature to add for our patients, family and staff,” Johnson said. Nazareth, according to its website, offers services for either short-term recovery or long-term care. It also offers specialty care for those with memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s

or another memory-related illness. Previously known as Nazareth House, the center was originally started and run by the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth until August 2006. It was sold to Minnesota-based Health Dimensions Group, Inc., a healthcare management and consulting company that still manages Nazareth and other facilities. The facility was also renamed to Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation Center.


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Coaching vacancies

McLaury steps down as boys swim coach
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Photo by Joe Koshollek

Stoughton boys hockey coach Chris Bradford has stepped down as the Vikings head coach after two seasons. Bradford, who is pursuing his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said he would no longer be able to commit the same amount of time the job requires.

Bradford slips away from the ice
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Chris Bradford decided to step away from coaching after two seasons as the Stoughton boys hockey coach. Bradford led the Vikings to a 19-23-4 record over that time, including a 10-12-2 campaign chock full of obstacles last winter. The Vikings racked up six game disqualifications: three bars teams from the WIAA postseason. “It’s with great regret and sadness that I am resigning from my position as boys hockey coach,” Bradford said in an email to families and supporters on the team’s website following a meeting to break the news to his players. Though he said it has been “an

honor and privilege” to coach the varsity hockey team, Bradford went on to say, “unfortunately my commitment to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the PhD program I’ve begun is ultimately my family’s first priority.” Due to an increase in grant funding and increased job responsibility over the next few years, Bradford said he would no longer be able to commit the same amount of time that he had in the past to do the job the players require and deserve. “It has been an incredibly agonizing time having to come to this realization and my sentimental commitment to the program and our players will never cease,” he added. Twenty-nine at the time of his

hiring, Stoughton was Bradford’s first head coaching job. He was an assistant under Dave Kinsler at Monona Grove for the past three seasons. “With my background in athletics, you don’t assume anything is permanent,” said Stoughton Athletic Director Mel Dow, who received Bradford’s letter of resignation two weeks ago. “Personally, I don’t hold it against any coach whatsoever – wanting to advance themselves personally or professionally. “In regards to Chris, I looked at him as the same as everyone else – I’m going to hire him and try to make this environment the best it possible can for our program to move forward.” Dow went on to say, “we hire everyone with the hopes that they

stay for a long time.” “There were hopes because he was a great person,” Dow said. “He took on some very difficult battles with the financial aspects and discipline aspects and did an outstanding job with our program.” Rumors began to fly nearly as soon as Bradford announced that he was leaving. “I put out that we have a position available,” Dow said. “I can answer questions of those that are interested, but I can’t openly recruit. The application process is through the district’s HR department, just like every position.” Dow added that with any vacancy, he wants “as deep and

After four years as the Stoughton boys swimming coach and six seasons with the Vikings swimming women, Elise McLaury decided earlier this month to step down from one of those positions. “ C o a c h i n g McLaury in back-to-back seasons is tough, and I’m at a point in my life that my family comes first,” McLaury said. “My oldest will be a freshman next year, and I want to make sure that I can be at his sporting events.” McLaury will remain involved with the Vikings’ swim program as the girls head coach and added that she will still be around to help and hopefully make it to a few boys meets. She began coaching the girls in 2000 and was an assistant for four years prior. “I felt it was good timing, going out with the senior group of boys I started with four years ago,” she said. “We have gotten the program to where I feel that the team has a solid base of dedicated swimmers and will continue to succeed.” This past season saw senior 100-yard butterflier Bryce Carmichael become the first Viking to reach back-to-back WIAA boys state swimming meets in more than 17 years and where he nearly became the first Viking to medal since John Greene and Chad Dean in 1994. Stoughton also qualified its first boys relay (200 medley) team to the state meet. It’s a long way from where the program was when McLaury inherited it, seeing only 10 guys finish the season. Last winter, the Vikings had 35 swimmers on its roster. “I’m definitely a believer that there’s strength in numbers,” Stoughton Athletic Director Mel Dow said. “That’s something

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Track and field

Girls pick up nine top three finishes, boys grab four second places
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton boys and girls track teams traveled to Portage High School to make-up the Badger Challenge Monday. The meet was originally scheduled for April 9. The girls finished second overall with 108 points on the strength of nine top three finishes. Girls head coach Eric Benedict said the girls were happy to finally have a night to compete with good temperatures and

weather conditions. “We had some athletes start to turn the corner a bit,” he said. “I am really ecstatic how a few individuals performed against some very good competition, and I am looking forward to the next couple of weeks and seeing what will happen with our team.” Junior Maren Schultz was first in the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches), while sophomore Hannah Posick took first in the pole vault (9-6). Sophomore Hannah

Sonsalla finished second in the 300-meter low hurdles (49.54 seconds), while senior Haley Houser was second in the discus (109-9). The 4x800 relay team also took second. Junior Ashley Harnack, sophomore Nikki Staffen, junior Katherine Rude and senior Devan Montgomery finished in 10:26.86. Sophomore Megan Reese was third in the triple jump (31-8 1/2), while freshman Maren Gryttenholm was third in the 400-meter dash (1:03.36).

Staffen added a thirdplace finish in the 800 (2:26.21) and the 4x2 relay team took third in 1:57.06. Wausau West won the meet with 191.5 points. On the boys side, the Vikings collected four second places. Senior Jalen Clark (100), sophomore John McCune (800), the 4x2 relay and junior Luke Logan (high jump) all were a spot shy of first. Clark finished the 100 in 11.86, while McCune was runner-up in the 800 in

2:05.17. McCune shed two more seconds off his personal best. Logan reached the highest height at 6-2 but needed one more jump than Sauk Prairie’s Kyle McConville. The 4x2 team of Clark, sophomore Jacob Eugster, junior Josh Hitchcock and Logan finished second in 1:35.68. “This was the first time that we were able to throw Jalen into a couple of events. If we had cleaned up our exchange a little

better, we would have won,” boys head coach Nate Nelson said. The boys finished sixth with 59 points, while Waunakee won the meet with 135. The boys and girls continue the season at 4 p.m. Friday at the Fort Atkinson Invitational and travel to Monona Grove at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for a Badger South dual. The Stoughton Invitational is at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3.

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April 25, 2013

Courier Hub

Boys golf

Klongland’s 37 leads Vikes
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Windy, rainy conditions couldn’t stop senior Henry Klongland and the rest of the Stoughton boys golf team Tuesday. Klongland shot a 2-over 37 to help the Vikings defeat Fort Atkinson 166174 Tuesday at Stoughton Country Club. Senior Anders Tiffany followed up with a 40, while senior Peter Campbell shot a 44. Senior Kip Nielsen finished the scoring with a 45. Fort Atkinson was led by Mitch Strom with a 41. The Vikings continue the season at 7:55 a.m. Thursday in the Monona Grove Invitational, a makeup from April 18, at The Oaks

Golf Course. They then travel to the River Valley Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday at the House on the Rock Resort. Stoughton also travels to Geneva National Country Club at 9 a.m. Monday to play in the Lake Geneva Badger Invitational. It closes the week at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday against Oregon at Stoughton Country Club.

Stoughton 156, MG 162

The Vikings traveled to The Oaks Golf Course to take on Monona Grove on April 16 and edged the Silver Eagles 156-162. Klongland finished with a 37 to lead the Vikings, while junior Max Fergus finished with a 38. Nielsen shot a 40, while Tiffany finished with a 41.

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Track: Teams combine for
10 first places vs. Milton
Continued from page 10 shot put with a throw of 33-9. On the boys side, the 4x800 and 4x200 relays, Jesse Hall (1600), Peter Janda (400) and Zach Grant (pole vault) reached the top of the podium. The 4x8 team won in 10:40.5, while the 4x2 team of Taylor Tank, Jacob and Kyle Wilkinson and Alex Goldbach took first in 1:56.8. Hall won the 1600 in 5:27.3, while Janda took the 400 in 58.4. Grant added the pole vault with a height of 9-0. “This was only the third meet for the JV kids. We were going to have it unless there was snow,” Nelson said. “We have a young crew and a few solid kids who have some junior and senior experience. “It is good to get these kids some varsity experience that haven’t had it before.”

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Monday’s non-conference softball game saw a pair of freshman pitchers going head-to-head in the circle. Freshman Holley Brickson went the distance, allowing one earned run on four hits, while striking out three. Stoughton was unable to generate anything in the way of run support against McFarland, though. Freshman Alexis Kemnitzer tossed four innings, allowing one hit, while striking out eight as the

host Spartans rolled to a 3-0 victory. Stoughton travels to Taylor Prairie Elementary School in Cottage Grove at 5 p.m. Thursday to face Badger South Conference rival Monona Grove. Non-conference Lancaster comes calling 24 hours later at 5 p.m. Friday.

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The Vikings home game against conference foe Monroe on Tuesday was postponed. No make-up date had been announced as the Courier Hub went to press. Stoughton postponed another game last week, moving Thursday’s contest against Fort Atkinson. While the Vikings’ ground crew originally thought there might be a chance to get the game it, leaf blowers proved unable to dry the field enough without sun or wind.

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The boys and girls teams hosted Milton Tuesday but didn’t score the meet and rested some athletes since they ran Monday in the Badger Challenge. The girls collected five first-place finishes in the dual, including the 4x200 and 4x100 relays, sophomore Kelsie Teague (1600), Hauser (shot put) and Rachel Dvorak (pole vault). The 4x100 relay of Eva Anderson, Paloma Luengo-Mateo, Hannah Hobson and Ellen Janda won in 1:02.5, while the 4x2 relay of Erica Gryttenholm, Sophie Pitney, Jenna Gardner and Janda reached the finish line in 2:11. Teague won the 1600 in 6:57, and Dvorak reached a height of 6-6 in the pole vault. Hauser took first in the

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Vikings finish 2-2 at East tournament
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Seniors John Evans (right) and Justin Shaffer celebrate match-point Friday at Quann Park as Verona senior Elliot Schad walks off the court at No. 1 doubles. Evans and Shaffer are 3-0 this season, while Stoughton finished 2-2 over the weekend at East Side Invite.

The Vikings played through an April snowstorm, a high temperature of 35 degrees, 20 mph winds and a test of Madison tornado sirens all in one match at last weekend’s East Side Invite. Hosted by Madison East High School, Stoughton finished 2-2 overall, including a 6-1 loss to Verona, which saw players hitting in weather more typical of a fall football game. “It was not ideal tennis conditions, but it was great to get some matches in,” Stoughton head coach Ryan Reischel said. The Vikings thawed out quickly before adding a 4-3 win over Oconomowoc later Friday and receiving a 5-2 drubbing of Madison East on Saturday morning. Seniors John Evans and Bubba Shaffer led the way Friday, going 2-0. Evans and Shaffer rolled past Verona’s Elliot Shad and Nolan Fink 6-3, 6-2 before pulling out a much closer match against Oconomowoc in three sets, 3-6, 6-1, 11-9. Now 3-0 on the season, Shaffer went it alone on Saturday with Evans out sick. Despite moving up Stoughton 4, Sun Prairie 3 to No. 3 singles, Shaffer didn’t drop Stoughton managed to make-up a match, going 2-0, beating East its April 11 non-conference dual at and La Follette, 6-4, 6-2. Sun Prairie on Monday, holding off

Elijah Thunell, who is 3-2 on the young season, went 2-2 at No. 2 singles with what Reischel called “a really nice” 6-2, 6-1 win against Oconomowoc. “Elijah played very aggressively, but didn’t overhit his shots,” Reischel said. Thunell added a much closer win against East, taking his match 7-6 (7), 6-4. “The East player was very solid and didn’t make any mistakes,” Reischel said. “That match was a closer, but Elijah continued his fine play.” Stoughton’s Manny Calzada and Austin Scheel played a very good match against Oconomowoc at No. 2 doubles, but lost in a third set tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-4, 8-10. On Saturday, they moved up to 1 doubles with Evans out sick and lost to East 6-4, 2-6, 5-10 in a third set tiebreaker. “However, they came back and beat LaFollette’s No. 1 team 4-6, 6-4, 10-5, that was a very nice win for them,” Reischel said. The Vikings closed out the tournament with a 5-2 loss to Madison La Follette.

the Cardinals for a 4-3 non-conference victory. Matthew Gharrity and Thunell capped the win with three-set gems at No. 3 and 2 singles. Gharrity played a solid first and second set to take his match 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 at 3 singles, while Thunell held on 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7) at No. 2 singles. Evans and Shaffer breezed through another No. 1 doubles match 6-0, 6-1, while Calzada and Scheel helped close out the victory with a 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory at No. 2 doubles. Nathan Lawlor and Breckin Houser dropped a hard fought three setter 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 at No. 3 doubles. Stoughton’s JV prevailed 7-1. The Vikings travel to Portage for a 4:15 p.m. dual on Thursday before hosting the Stoughton Quad beginnig at 1 p.m. on Friday against La Crosse Logan, McFarland and Sun Prairie.

Defense was not one of the strong points for the Stoughton baseball team last Friday and Saturday. Against Madison East Friday, an error in the sixth inning led to three unearned runs in a 7-6 loss. The next day, Stoughton committed six errors in a 13-3 loss to Milton in five innings. Despite weather being a factor in getting teams ready this season, with the first outside practice Monday and six games postponed, head coach Jeremy Dunnihoo said that is no excuse for the high amount of errors. “I have seen other teams that haven’t practiced outside either and seem to be performing just fine,” he said. “I think right now, it is more of a lack of confidence than the weather affecting our play.” Dunnihoo said that the Vikings need to take a step back in order to build some momentum. “I think early in the season, we got too caught up with the potential of the team of where they could go, and we kind of took for granted the day-today of the high school season,” he said. “I think we need to go back to one day at a time and taking baby steps to get back to our end of the season goals.” Besides defense, clutch hitting has been so-so this season. There was the walk-off win April 16 against Oregon, but the Vikings left the bases loaded in the seventh inning against Madison East.

But there are a few positives, one being the strikeout numbers by the pitchers. Stoughton struck out 10 Purgolders Friday and added seven against Milton. So if walks and errors can be kept down, Dunnihoo likes the Vikings’ chances later in the season. “We feel if we can ... not make our pitchers feel like they have to get four or five outs an inning just to get out of it, that will help us out a lot,” he said. Stoughton continues the season at 5 p.m. Thursday against Monona Grove and at 5 p.m. Friday against Madison La Follette. It then hosts Fort Atkinson at 3:30 p.m. Monday and travels to Milton at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Madison East 7, Stoughton 6

The Vikings took a 5-3 lead into the top of the sixth Friday, but two walks and an error led to three unearned runs. Junior P.J. Rosowski had an RBI single in the seventh, but Stoughton left the bases loaded when senior Ben Gerber grounded out to the pitcher. Rosowski also hit a 3-run double in the second. Seniors Dane Schultz and Tony Volk added RBIs. Junior Braden Poirer took the loss. He went 2 1/3 innings and allowed one earned run on five hits. He walked three and struck out three. Sophomore Alex Zacharias started the game. He

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Eighth graders win D2 state invitational
The Stoughton eighthgrade girls basketball team wrapped up the season by winning the Division 2 Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in Wausau last weekend. The girls defeated Pewaukee 29-25 in the final for the victory. The title game played out like a chess match, with both teams struggling to score easily. Stoughton rallied in the fourth quarter to take a late lead that proved to be just enough. Stoughton finished the two day tournament with a 6-1 record only losing to the 2012 champion Waupan in pool play. As a No. 3 seed, moving into the sweet 16, the girls reeled off decisive wins against Plymouth, Pulaski and Monona Grove to reach the finals. Pewaukee made the championship

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Vikings shut out twice to open conference

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Team members (front, from left) ball boy Adam Slager and ball girl Karlie Halverson; (middle) Callie Jordan, Allison Slager, Sarah Benoy, Aly Weum and Lydia Schultz; (back) assistant coach Tom Lynch, Bella Lenz, Rachel Hedman, Sydney Johnson, Payton Kahl, Kendra Halverson, Marissa Robson and head coach Steve Kittelson.

game by knocking off Waupan in the semifinals. The state title capped off a great season that included two other tournament wins and the Tri-County

Championship. Kendra Halverson, Payton Kahl and Marissa Robson were named to the AllTournament team for Division 2.

expectations for us is high,” Wermuth said. The Vikings continue the season at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Lake Mills and host The Stoughton girls soccer team did Monona Grove at noon Saturday. They close the week at Cambridge at 7 not start out the Badger South Conference p.m. Tuesday. schedule as it hoped last week. After falling 1-0 to Milton on April 16, the Vikings (0-3 overall, 0-2 conference) Edgewood 4, Stoughton 0 Edgewood sophomore midfielder Emma followed up with a 4-0 loss at Madison Merrigioli was too much to contain TuesEdgewood Tuesday. Head coach Dave Wermuth said the girls day, as she picked up two goals and an have a learning curve with a mix of return- assist. She opened the game with a goal in the ers and newcomers that are making the transition from recreational soccer to high seventh minute and followed that up with a goal in the 22nd minute. school varsity play. Merrigioli also picked up an assist in “Minus the scores, the kids have really stepped up ... and they are learning the 42nd minute for senior forward Kathryn game and doing a nice job,” Wermuth said. Anderson, who made it 4-0. The third Edgewood goal was scored by “We are going to get stronger as a team with each game, and the goal is to be a junior forward Hannah O’Dea in the 32nd minute with an assist to Eileen Healy. team that starts winning. Steph Myszkowski collected two saves “I have a lot of athletic kids, and they are for the Vikings, while Emily Bongard had really learning soccer quickly.” But now back two games in the confer- one for Edgewood. ence, the goal is to use the non-conference games as a chance to get stronger for the Milton 1, Stoughton 0 next conference game and surprise some Stoughton fell 1-0 to Milton last Thursteams later in the season. day in the conference opener. “With each conference game, my Myszkowski finished with five saves.

Bradford: Goes for PhD
Continued from page 9 wide a candidacy pool as possible.” “I want to get moving as fast as we can on this,” Dow said. “It’s wide open right now. We may have some teaching positions come open here in the district, if we can tie it in … it is beneficial to have someone on your staff be a coach.” It doesn’t exclude anyone outside of the district in being a coach, though, as evidenced by Dow posting the vacancy on wisconsinprephockey. com. “I cherish, and plan to continue, the relationships that I have built within the Stoughton community, with our staff, and most importantly our former and current players,” Bradford said. “I wish them all the best and am committed to assisting in the transition and future of this program in any way I’m physically able. “Once a Viking, always a Viking.” Both Stoughton’s boys swimming and hockey positions will be posted (internally and externally) for two weeks. If the pool for each is big enough after that time, the interview process will begin shortly after. “We’ll shake more trees if the candidacy pool isn’t big enough,” Dow said. Dow added that his hope is to have everything in place by mid-May to give coaches time to start making their plans and preparations. “The right person is already planning for next year,” Dow said. “The right person is already planning on being a head coach next year someplace. That’s a trait you look for when you’re interviewing somebody. They should be able to step right in.”

McLaury: Remains girls head
swimming coach
Continued from page 9 Elise and I discussed back in my first year – what are some of the adjustments we need to make for this program to make kids join and stick with it?” The fruits of that labor were a relay team going to the state meet and having the depth to have varsity and JV competitors with nearly 25 underclassmen. “Elise did an outstanding job getting our boys interested in swimming and sticking with it,” Dow said. “We’re looking forward to them returning and the program and continuing to grow.” McLaury was also instrumental in doing an intramural middle school program last year, exposing potential athletes to what competitive swimming is like. “For those that don’t know, coaching is beyond the 3-5 o’clock practice and then competition once or twice a week,” Dow said. “There’s the personal phone calls, lineups, film study in some sports – there’s a lot of demands on a coach. Then you compound the job of being a full-time parent – that’s a challenge.”

Baseball: Vikes fall to 2-2
Continued from page 11 allowed three earned runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked three. first were unearned. Stoughton cut the deficit to 5-3 in the first on RBI singles by Schultz and Zacharias. They added a run on an error. Schultz picked up the loss. He went 4 1/3 innings and allowed three earned runs on six hits. He struck out six and walked three. Volk finished the game. He allowed no earned runs on one hit in 2/3 of an inning. He struck out one and walked none.

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The Luke Stoughton House has undergone some changes since this photo was taken. The home, which belonged to the city’s founder, Luke Stoughton, was built in the mid-1840s. The home has since been moved from Main Street to Fourth Street, and now to Division Street. The home is owned by the Stoughton Historical Society. Volunteers are restoring the home in preparation for a July 2 open house.

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House: Restoration efforts started in 2008
Continued from page 1 Dave Kalland, president of the Stoughton Historical Society since 2002, estimated the Historical Society has put about $90,000 into the restoration, getting help from the estate of one of Luke Stoughton’s descendants. “We pretty much rebuilt the house,” Hagen said. “There wasn’t a lot there that was salvageable. We had one beam in the dining room where you could actually see the hand-hewn ceiling joists.” and when the Historical Society took ownership of the house, it needed a lot of work. “It had been rented out for quite a few years and was in rough shape,” Kalland remembered. “I got upstairs and there were holes in the walls where squirrels had chewed through to the inside. launched the first phase of the restoration in 2008, and in February, the school board reversed its earlier position and granted the Historical Society a quitclaim deed so that the organization would own not only the house but also the land on which it sits. “The school board checked into it, and as long as nobody’s living in the house and we use it for educational purposes, they could deed it over to us,” Kalland said. “If something happens to the house, the land would have to be returned to the school district.”

1847: City of Stoughton founded 1847-48: Luke Stoughton purchases land on Main Street; builds one of city’s first homes 1848: Wisconsin territory becomes a state 1974: Luke Stoughton Society established; house moved from Fourth Street to Division Street 1999: Luke Stoughton Society disbands, gives house to Stoughton Historical Society 2002: Society spends $18,810 to begin stabilizing house 2006: Orren Turner, Luke Stoughton’s greatgrandson, dies 2007: Turner’s adult children visit Stoughton and tour house; inform Historical Society of Turner estate’s willingness to match up to $100,000 2008: Historical Society matches Turner estate donation; school district offers Historical Society quitclaim deed to Division Street property 2008-2012: Restoration of Luke Stoughton House 2013: July 2 grand opening we’ll have one room from the 1800 era and one room for meetings,” Hagen said. “We’re leaning on the educational aspect for the meeting room to learn the history of the town and the house. A third room, the smallest one, will be a reading resource room.” “We’re going to have displays and some furniture from the museum in it,” Kalland added. “Hopefully during the summer we’ll have some community events there – ice cream socials and that sort of thing.”

Janet Mae Gerine, age 78, a Stoughton resident for 37 years, passed away at home after an extended illness on Sunday, April 21. Janet was a resident of Morningside Care Center until it’s closing, after which she was supported in Ryan Funeral Home & Crethe community by RFDF/ mation Services CLC. 2418 N. Sherman Ave. She attended Stoughton 249-8257

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Saving the house

Hagen believes that when Wisconsin became a state on May 29, 1848, Stoughton’s first family had already settled into the historic home. At some point, the house was moved from Main Street to Fourth Street at the site where Jenson’s Furniture is now. The furniture store had been on Main Street, and in 1974 Jenson purchased the lot on Fourth Street and intended to raze the small house in order to build a new store. That’s when a group decided to form the Luke Stoughton Society, hoping to save the house. They raised close to $4,000 and got permission from the city to move the Luke Stoughton House to its current site at 315 N. Division St., across from the Yahara River and close to a viaduct and railroad tracks. At the time, both the city and the Historical Society thought the vacant lot on Division Street was owned by the city. The Luke Stoughton Society disbanded in 1999 and turned the house over to the Stoughton Historical Society. A couple of years later, the Historical Society discovered that the Division Street property was in fact owned by the Stoughton Area School District, not the city. Hagen said the house had been rented out as a residence for about 20 years, from the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s. It gradually fell into a state of disrepair,

In 2001, the school district agreed to give the Historical Society a 15-year lease for the Division Street property. That year, the society had new drywall installed throughout the house. In 2002, the society invested almost $19,000 to stabilize the structure and put nearly $8,000 into it the following year, according to Historical Society records. “We started doing all this work and figured 15 years wasn’t long enough – it would probably take us that long to get the house done,” Kalland recalled. “So we went back to the school board in 2003 and asked them if they could in some way deed the land to us or sell it.” The school district said no, but in 2004 it extended the land lease to 30 years. The effort got a boost in 2007, when Luke Stoughton’s great grandson, Stoughton native Orren Turner, died in California and his adult children came to visit the city. “They toured the house, and at that point, they informed the Society that Orren Turner left $100,000 in his will for us if we could match it,” Kalland explained. The will gave them a year from Turner’s passing, according to the society’s web site, which Kalland said left about six or seven months. The family agreed to allow the land value to count. “That helped a lot,” Kalland said. “Then we petitioned the community for funds and we actually matched the $100,000,” Hagen added. The Historical Society

The renovation


Few people know the house as intimately as Kalland, who’s spent countless hours working to restore the city’s first home. “I gutted out the upstairs, and it was so bad structurally that I decided to gut the whole thing,” Kalland said. “Everything has been reinforced and is structurally sound now.” The four rooms downstairs are almost done, with only some painting and the installation of kitchen and bathroom fixtures yet to do. Kalland said there’s also some work needed upstairs, but that part of the house will not be open to the public. “We don’t want people going up and down those narrow steps,” he said. Some of the major improvements to the house include a rebuilt roof, reinforced floor joists in the basement, new windows, exterior repair and paint. The society also put up new particle board and insulated the house. They also had the home’s balloon construction structure “retied.” Hagen and Kalland say the house will be used as a museum annex. “At this time we think

Florence Ann Sphatt (Gillig) passed away at Emeritus Senior Living in Denver, Colo. on Sun., April 7, 2013. She was 94 years old. Florence was born on the family farm in Omro on Aug. 31, 1918. She grew up with all the benefits of fresh air, sunshine and hard work. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Jacob and Lillian Gillig, sisters Marie Marsh, and Ruth Nordgren and brother Carl Gillig. She attended Oshkosh State Teachers College and earned a teaching certificate. For several years she taught grades K – 8 in a one-room schoolhouse in Omro. On May 6, 1939 Florence married John F. Sphatt of Oshkosh. John was drafted into service during WW II and served in the Army in the South Pacific, rising to the rank of Master Sargent. Florence moved to Chicago and worked in a munitions factory for the duration of the war. In 1945 the couple returned to Oshkosh where

John resumed his position at the First National Bank of Oshkosh. They had three children: Sandra (George) Ochs of Thousand Oaks, CA, Penny (Dave) Simms of Cape Coral, Fla. and John M. (Melissa) Sphatt of Centennial, Colo. She has four grandchildren, Adam Ochs (Susie) and John Ochs, both of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Jacob Sphatt and Hannah Sphatt, both college students. She had one great-grandchild, Sawyer George Ochs, born March 5, 2013. John accepted the position as president of the First National Bank in Stoughton in 1960, retiring in 1992. The family moved to Stoughton in 1960. Florence was a member of the Gideons International Auxiliary for 71 years. John was a Gideon member for 65 years until his death on Feb. 7, 2005. Following retirement, the couple moved to Sun Lakes, Ariz. A funeral service will be held for immediate family members in Denver, Colo. at 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary on S. Colorado Blvd. in Centennial, Colo. The public is invited to a funeral in Oshkosh on Monday, April 29, at Lake View Memorial Chapel, 2786 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh at 11 a.m. with visitation at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon follows at Fratello’s, Arboretum Dr., Oshkosh. Florence’s daughter, Rev. Sandra Ochs, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Gideons International.

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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 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 SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Bush Trimming Powerwash Houses Spring/Fall Clean-Up Lawncare, Gutter Cleaning 608-219-1214
150 Places To Go
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)

935 Farm: Land For Rent

FARM LAND LOW COST. 9+ acres. Town of Verona. 608-848-5641. WALMERS TACK SHOP 16379 W. Milbrandt Road Evansville, WI 608-882-5725

690 Wanted

975 Livestock

REGISTERED HOLSTEIN bulls red and white - black and white, dams on site, record available. 608-934-5012 or 608558-7559

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) GUN SHOW April 26-28. Players Choice Sports & Expo- Hwy JJ, Appleton Fri 3-8, Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3 Adm $6. 14 & under free. 608-752-6677 (wcan)

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)

696 Wanted To Buy

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

532 Fencing

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)

2 BEDROOM Townhouse apartment w/ full basement on Racetrack Rd-Stoughton $775/mo includes utilities. No Pets. Security deposit and references are required. Available Now for an approved applicant. Call 608-241-6609 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

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.

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

163 Training Schools

548 Home Improvement

340 Autos

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)

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

560 Professional Services

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)

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) 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)

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

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)

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

DENTAL ASSISTANT Be one in just 10 SATURDAYS! WeekendDentalAssistant. com Fan us on FACEBOOK! Next class begins 3/30/ 2013. Call 920-730-1112 Appleton (Reg. WI EAB) (wcan)

632 Clothing: Formalwear

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)

648 Food & Drink

STORE CLOSING SALE All Prom Dresses 20-75% off Over 400 dresses Princess Prom 410 Mall Drive, Appleton 920-933-4500, (wcan)

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules.

a new nursing experience
We are a highly respected senior services corporation that operates beautiful assisted living & memory care residences in south central WI. We want to talk with nurses interested in leadership roles. Competitive salary and benefits package offered.

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355 Recreational Vehicles


360 Trailers

590 Wanted: Services

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, WI 608-838-8813 More info at www. NEED HOST Parents for German/Swiss High School Students, for all or part of 2013-14 school year. Reflections Int'l 608-583-2412 www. (wcan)

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 STOUGHTON- 1937 W Main Huge Garage Sale. 4/25 12-6, 4/26 7am-6pm, 4/27 7:30-? Furniture, clothing all sizes. Household items, entertainment centermisc

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.

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

550 Insurance

390 Auto: Wanted To Buy

508 Child Care & Nurseries

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

SAVE $$$ ON Auto Insurance from the major names you know and trust. No forms. No hassle. No stress. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! 888-708-0274 (wcan)

115 Cemetery Lots & Monuments

STOUGHTON- 324 N Harrison St. 4/27 9-2. Spring Fever Gift & Plant Fair, over 30 vendors with gift items, perennials and baskets of annuals for sale, proceeds benefit St Ann's youth mission group. STOUGHTON HUGE Garage Sale: 1936 W Main (corner of Hoel and Main) 4/25 Noon-6pm 4/26 7am-5pm, 4/27 7am-? See Craigslist

554 Landscaping, Lawn, Tree & Garden Work

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

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

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

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. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL BUILDS PEACE & understanding through education. For more info visit www. This message provided by PaperChain & your local community paper. (wcan)

VERONA 109 Faircrest Ct. Friday, April 26-Saturday, April 27 9am-4pm. Boys clothes, newborn-2T like new, even namebrand. Adult clothes, gently used, name brand. 15+ purses, some name brand. VERONA EASTVIEW Heights/Military Ridge, Annual Neighborhood Sale. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. April 25-27. Old Cty PB to Whalen Rd or Forest View Dr. Watch for signs. VERONA 311 Thompson St. Thurs-Fri. Apr 25-26. 8am-4pm.

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

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

664 Lawn & Garden


516 Cleaning Services

CLEANING SERVICES Weekly, Biweekly or Monthly will also organize with great references. 608-774-3170 CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Calnow l to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

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)

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

666 Medical & Health Supplies

ATTENTION JOINT & Muscle Pain Sufferers: Clinically proven all-natural supplement helps reduce pain & enhance mobility. To try HydrAflexin Risk Free for 90 days. Call 888-550-4066 (wcan) ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE Home Delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores & bacterial infection! 888797-4088 (wcan)

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for The Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Calnow l to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

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

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

676 Plants & Flowers


HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER Drivers: Inexperienced? Get on the road to a Successful Career with CDL Training. Regional Training. Locations. Train and WORK for Central Refrigerated (877) 3697893 (CNOW) GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Drivers Needed! Up to $3,000 Sign On Bonus. Home Weekly Available! Up to .44 HELP WANTED- SKILLED TRADES HOLTGER BROS., INC. UTILITY CONTRACTOR cpm w/10 years exp. Benefits, 401K, EOE, No East Coast. Immediate Opportunities for Field Positions in the Call 7 days/wk! Team 866-565-0569 (CNOW) Telephone Industry. Training Offered. Travel Required MISCELLANEOUS for All Positions. 800-831-0754 EOE THIS SPOT FOR SALE! Place a 25 word classified ad by AA (CNOW) in 180 newspapers in Wisconsin for $300. Call 800-2277636 or this newspaper. (CNOW) TOP COMP For Hard Work! We Train The Right People. Overnight Travel Required, Mon-Thurs. Apply today! 866-775-3775; email: (CNOW) FOR SALE- MISCELLANEOUS SAWMILLS from only $3997.00- MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N (CNOW)

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)

PROFLOWERS -THRILL MOM Enjoy 50% Off the All the Frills Bouquet $19.99. Plus take 20% off your order ovwer $29! Go to or call 877-592-7090 (wcan)

688 Sporting Goods & Recreational

WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ATV's & Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" NOW. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center, Shawno. 866-955-2628 (wcan). CLASSIFIEDS, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.


SHOREMASTER DOCK & Lift Headquarters! New & Used. We do it all. Delivery/Assembly/Install & Removals. American Marine & Motorsports, Schawano = SAVE 866-955-2628 (wcan)

FREE COMPUTER RECYCLING DROP OFF Six days a week all year long. All data destroyed. Wisconsinfamily owned business. File 13, 4903 Commerce Ct, McFarland, WI 608-838-8813 More info at

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586 TV, VCR & Electronics Repair

652 Garage Sales




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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 STOUGHTON-LARGE 2-BDRM unit in quiet, owner managed 10 unit. All appliances, C/A, gas heat. Close to shopping, off street parking, large yard. Laundry. $665/month. Water included, elec/gas extra. Approx. 850 sq ft. Available June 1. Call 608-772-0234

April 25, 2013
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

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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 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 DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$50/month 10x15=$55/month 10x20=$70/month 10x25=$80/month 12x30=$105/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244 NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347

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

402 Help Wanted, General

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

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

451 Janitorial & Maintenance

447 Professional

760 Mobile Homes

STOUGHTON- LARGE 2 BR + Den in award winning Restored Victorian. Beautiful refinished woodwork, French doors, family kitchen, appliances, laundry, C/A. No smokers. 608-238-1692 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.

WE PAY CASH for your used Mobile Home. Home Source One. Call today 920-889-7440 or Barbara.Schauf@ (wcan)

770 Resort Property For Rent

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

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)

CONTRACT CLEANING Service: The Town of Rutland seeks a local resident to provide cleaning services on an asneeded basis for the newly renovated Rutland Center Church, 687 Hwy 14, Oregon. Work will include sweeping, vacuuming and dusting all surfaces, including the porch, prior to a scheduled event. Occasional window and wall washing, fan blade cleaning and more may be required. Bid should quote an hourly rate. Service should be insured and provide all cleaning equipment and supplies, including water. Send bid no later than May 7, 2013 to Dawn George, Clerk, Town of Rutland, 4177 Old Stage Rd., Brooklyn, WI 53521. THEY SAY people don’t read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you? Call now to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

LOG CABINS for rent: Forest Co. ATV trail, lake access, dock. $350/week 715674-7752 (wcan)

780 Rooms For Rent

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 608-2340486

Universal Banker II
Position Summary: This position provides existing customers with a full range of banking services, including opening and processing a full range of consumer, business and time deposit accounts. Meets with customers face to face to discuss personal financial goals, and recommends bank services to meet those goals. Assists customers and provides solutions that meet their needs. Effectively maintains a solid base of business by developing relationships with existing and potential customers. This position also assists with marketing efforts in the growth of the branch office. Minimum Qualifications (education and experience): High school diploma or equivalent; minimum 3 years of retail banking experience; in depth knowledge of our consumer products and services; working knowledge of business deposit products and services; availability to work a minimum of 2 Saturdays a month on a rotating schedule. Qualified candidates please email resume to: or send to: Debbie Fox-Schroeder, Executive Assistant 3762 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704 Direct: 608.282.6111 • Toll-free: 800.282.5115 • Fax: 608.242.2950
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720 Apartments

ON LAKE KEGONSA Home to share with single person w/private bedroom. Cable & internet, utilities, included. No/Smoking/Pets. $465/mo. 815-238-1000

444 Construction, Trades & Automotive

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 STOUGHTON ONE Bedroom Upper + garage. $550/month plus utilities. 608576-7037 please leave message

793 Wanted To Rent

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

801 Office Space For Rent

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

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

THEYSAYpeopledon’treadthoselittleads,butYOU read this one, didn’t you? Call now to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

805 Commercial & Industrial Lots

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

Equal Opportunity Employer – Smokefree/Tobacco free campus


Skaalen Retirement Community (located in Stoughton, WI) has been a leader in the field of caring for the elderly for over 100 years. Skaalen’s campus has skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent units for seniors. We offer comprehensive rehabilitative and wellness services to meet each individual’s need for long-term or short-term residency. We have a state of the art rehab department with the latest equipment including a heated therapeutic pool and the Vectra Genesis Modalities System including Low Light Laser Therapy. We currently have prn openings for all positions in our Therapy department. The successful candidates must have a current State of Wisconsin license. Previous experience is preferred, but new grads are welcome to apply. Interested candidates should call or submit resume to: Fauna Sellnow, OTR Rehabilitation Director Skaalen Retirement Services 400 N Morris St Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-5651 ext 293


Kuhn North America, Inc. in Brodhead, WI is a global leader in the agricultural machinery industry! Painter (4th/Weekend Shift) – This position involves painting parts and units with an electrostatic spray gun while conforming to established quality standards. A vocational diploma in auto body and paint technology, with knowledge of coatings, coating systems, and electrostatic spray coating is preferred. Ability to read basic blueprints and measuring devices and wear a fully enclosed hood type air supplied respirator is required. Welder (2nd Shift) - Seeking skilled welders to weld units shells, sub-assemblies and components. A vocational diploma in welding or a minimum of two years production welding experience is required. Experience in GMAW and flux cored arc welding, blue print reading and operating material handling equipment is preferred. Visit our website at to view professional employment opportunities! Second shift runs Monday–Thursday, 3:15 p.m.1:15 a.m. and 4th/Weekend shift runs Friday-Sunday, 5:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. A high school diploma or GED is required for all positions. We offer a competitive wage and complete benefit package (health, life, dental, and disability insurance, paid vacations and holidays, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement) for this full-time positions. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Complete application at: Kuhn North America, Inc. 1501 West Seventh Avenue Brodhead, WI 53520

Assisted Living Manager, RN
Come work with the best!
There is an opening for a manager at Skaalen’s Heritage Center, a 50 unit Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). Skaalen Retirement Services, located in Stoughton, WI, has been a leader in the field of caring for seniors for over 100 years. Along with Heritage Center, Skaalen Retirement Services offers a full continuum of care comprised by a skilled nursing facility, wellness and rehabilitation center, memory care unit, independent apartments, and condominiums. This position is responsible for overall management of Heritage Center by developing individual plans of care, supervision of staff, providing direct care to our seniors, and more. The successful candidate must possess a current RN license with prior assisted living experience. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be customer service focused, and have a strong working knowledge of the rules and regulations governing CBRFs in the state of Wisconsin. Skaalen offers a competitive compensation and benefit package that includes health and dental insurance, vacation, sick time, pension plan and more. Interested candidates should forward resume to: Nancy Martin Director of Human Resources 400 North Morris St. Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-5651 ext. 308 Fax: 608-873-0696 Equal Opportunity Employer – Smokefree/Tobacco free campus


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