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Alder quits over ‘political climate’
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The fallout from this year’s election sweep continued last week with the resignation of one of the returning alders. Ald. Jeremy Charles (Dist. 4) submitted a letter to the mayor and Common Council

last Friday morning explaining his decision. It said the “new political climate” – a result of the election of four challengers who had been linked by local progressive elements – had taken a toll on his health, wellbeing and ability to “reason with” other alders. Charles had launched into a

six-minute soliloquy earlier in the week during a debate over appointing a Plan Commission member and had expressed concerns throughout the four new alders’ campaigns this winter that there was a coordinated effort to undermine the way the city has been functioning. In a telephone interview with

the Verona Press on Monday, he said he stood by those comments, though he said he was “cringing” at how he had delivered it when he watched the video on the city’s YouTube channel. He said his resignation was not out of anger, as he imagined some people would interpret it, but rather recognizing that his

intensive preparation would be wasted going against a larger group resolved to vote the “opposite” way. “The self-described voting bloc of the new folks are pretty much going to stick to their guns,” he said. “They ran on a

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Area’s ‘dirtiest race’ gets kid-friendly
Youth mud run comes to Verona May 18
Victoria Vlisides
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Verona Area School District

A year later:

Learning in reverse
High school experimenting with new instruction methods
Seth Jovaag
Unified Newspaper Group

A local Verona nonprofit is partnering with the Madison Mud Run to have the first Dane County youth mud run May 18. Held a day before the annual mud What: Tri 4 run at Festival Schools Youth Mud Park in VeroRun na, the Tri 4 When: May 18, Schools Youth 9 a.m. Mud Run has three courses Where: Festival for ages 3-17. Park, Verona Event organizWho: Ages 3-17 er and Verona More info: resident Katie Hensel is sponsoring the event through her organization, Tri 4 Schools, a nonprofit that sponsors athletic events for kids in the Dane County area. The Madison Mud Run, held May 19, is a 4.6-mile course filled with obstacles including, of course, having to run through a mud pit. The kids’ course lengths are .5, 1 and 2-miles. The races’ roots come from militarystyle boot camp courses. Some of the same obstacles will be used in both races on trails in Festival and Badger Prairie parks, including tire runs, wall climbs, balance beams, tunnel crawls and inflatable obstacles in the kids run. “We picked the ones that were most kid-friendly,” Hensel said. That’s something to note, Hensel added, because a challenge in organizing the mud run was persuading parents that it was safe for kids. To remedy this, the obstacles are listed on the Tri 4 Schools website (, and parents

Disrict picking more innovation grants next week Page 17
web-based repositories for research papers, videos, links to helpful websites and more. Both initiatives got a boost last spring from roughly $32,000 in “innovation grants” provided by the Verona Area School District. The money paid for staff training and some hardware and software. Several teachers who spoke with the Verona Press said both methods are still a work in progress. But students and staff alike say the trend likely will continue, given teenagers’ growing affection for social networking and greater access to mobile computing devices, such as tablets, laptops or smart phones.

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VAHS senior Harrison Grittinger often uses his smart phone to access lectures or assignments for his AP chemistry class.

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Some days, Verona Area High School senior Harrison Grittinger watches his chemistry lectures at home on his laptop. Other days, he watches them on his smart phone in the school library. Either way, Grittinger says, he comes to class prepared with notes and questions for his teacher, Ann Moffat. Grittinger is a fan of “flipped classrooms,” which upend the tradition of teachers lecturing in class and students doing homework at night. Instead, teachers make videos of lectures, post them online for kids to watch and use class time to help students apply what they’ve learned. “You’re able to spend time (in class) working on actual problems, rather than just taking notes and figuring stuff out at home, which is more difficult,” Grittinger said. This year, nine VAHS teachers are experimenting with flipped classrooms. Ten more are tinkering with ePubs – short for electronic publications – which allow students and teachers to create

How to flip

Flipping classrooms appeals on several levels. Students can watch lectures online anytime, even if they miss class. They can pause or rewind lectures without interrupting others.

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The Verona Area High School prom court poses in their best dress Saturday night at Monona Terrace. Front, from left: Adam Stiner, Morgan Dykman, Queen Sharon Toussaint, King Warren Bailey, Sydney Prall, Shahan Zaman; Middle: Travis Murray, Becca Johnson, Ryan Pynnonen, Brittany Mitchell, Jorge Fernandez, Abbie Homan Back: Jenni LaCroix, Ben Feller Below, King Warren Bailey and Queen Sharon Toussaint get down on the dance floor.
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Local developer pitching Fairfield Inn hotel plan
Jim Ferolie
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Developer Terrence Wall will be back in Verona Monday to talk to the city’s Plan Commission, and commissioners will get to hear about a plan for a new hotel. But it won’t be a hotel at the West End. Wall, who six years ago sold the city on a 62-acre mix of big-box retail, small shops and apartments that also included a five-story hotel just across Verona Avenue from Epic’s massive campus, will instead be pitching his plan to add more apartments, something that didn’t go over well last month without him there. The hotel is another story. This project, designed for a Fairfield Inn and Suites, would fill the odd corner at Nine Mound and Half Mile roads, just down the street from the existing Holiday Inn Express. The 91-unit building would take advantage of just about every inch of space – even likely trading some land with the city – to just barely squeak

by the parking requirements, but it would include some 36 underground spots. Local builder and developer Lee Fischl is part of the project, which also involves S&L Hospitality, the firm that established an office in the same building as Fischl’s three years ago when it took over the bankrupt Super 8 Hotel. City planning director Adam Sayre said the hotel, which is still early in the planning stages, is a new model that – no surprise here – is designed for business travelers. That shouldn’t surprise anyone considering Epic is the largest user of hotel rooms in Dane County, bringing several hundred visitors daily and about 7,000 during the weeklong Users’ Group Meetings in September. The prototype Fairfield model, according to the parent company Mariott website, indicates its target demographic is the “resourceful achiever” looking for “exceptional value” and predictability. The land it would sit on has been rumored for all sorts of development ever

since the city cleared up a complex right-of-way issue with the state several years ago. At one point, rumors of a Perkins-style restaurant to complement the Holiday Inn ran rampant, and a developer brought a plan for a four-story mixed development (apartments on top of a restaurant) that one commissioner called one of the worst plans he’d seen. Parking and road access were big sticking points. Development at that site will still be complicated, as it sits atop a steep hill next to a regional stormwater basin and is hemmed in on three sides by city right-ofway. However, the concept being pitched next week will be part of a plannedunit development, which allows the city to bend some zoning and setback rules but requires a more complex process.

to move Northern Lights Road, change the zoning of land between the old road and the new one and begin excavation for a 1,500-stall parking garage. Those plans and the two multibuilding campuses that will be built on and around that land met their share of controversy over the winter, but a series of public meetings smoothed things out and left the Plan Commission generally satisfied at the initial review

of the project last month. Eventually, Epic is expected to come back to the city with building designs, but Sayre said excavation of the garage is expected to take about a year and because parts of the buildings will be on top of the garage, they can’t be built until the garage is done. Separately, Epic will also look to annex another 40 acres on the far northwest corner of its property

– near the intersection of Country View Road and County Highway PD – to build another borefield for its geothermal heating and cooling system and a substation to connect to its new set of wind turbines in the Town of Springfield. Its largest borefield, to the south of that property, is covered with 18 acres of solar panels. That annexation is also up for discussion on the May 7 Town Board agenda.

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DCSO searches for Town of Verona burglar
A woman checking on the home of a deceased relative in the Town of Verona walked in on a burglary in progress Monday morning. The burglar fled when confronted, and now the Dane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him. The suspect was discovered in the kitchen of the residence on Marty Road at approximately 7:30 a.m. He is described as a white male, approximately 50-years-old, with a slim build, shoulder length gray tape. She believes the WI hair and long sideburns. license plate included the letAt the time of the inci- ters SKF or SFK. dent he was wearing dirty light-colored blue jeans and possibly a green shirt. The witness stated the suspect spoke slowly and was difficult to understand. The man fled in a fourdoor, cranberry red car, possibly a Toyota Corolla. The witness described the vehicle as being “full of junk,” with one of the passenger side windows being covered in clear plastic secured with

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Common council editorial was spot on
I felt that the headline of Mr. Ferolie’s editorial (“Don’t Let Emotions Get in the Way of Governing”) offered excellent advice to all the members of our Common Council. I also appreciated his feature in last week’s paper, describing the previous week’s council meeting, which I felt was beautifully written, balanced and sensitive. I, too, was at the meeting last week and, as a clinical psychologist, found myself hoping the council would hold a retreat to work out their differences. Unlike the letter in last week’s paper, however, I disagree that the election of four new members was the result of partisan politics. In fact, it doesn’t seem to have occurred to those who lost their seats, nor to their former colleagues, to ask why they may have been voted out, only to lash out at the newcomers and, by extension, at those of us who voted for them. In the 29 years we’ve lived in Verona, I’ve attended the occasional council meeting to speak out on issues of particular interest, mostly concerning potential housing developments at times the schools were bursting at the seams. I’ve often felt that the council was more sympathetic to developers than to the interests of average citizens, and that an ‘old

boy’s network’ atmosphere prevailed on the council. Not once have I ever received any contact from my representative, and the members who lost their seats did not choose to campaign for them until the final weeks before the election when they suddenly realized they might be at risk. As for the accusation about the newcomers’ campaigns being “funded by the same person,” my husband and I gave $40 to Dale Yurs’ campaign and, at two fundraisers, I saw a basket for contributions that contained a large number of bills, most of them, 5’s and 10’s, both of which would seem to belie that accusation. It was heartening to see the newcomers help elect an experienced alder to head the council, and to see one of the experienced members switch his vote in an attempt to break the deadlock and appoint a member to the Plan Commission. Hopefully, as the weeks pass, we’ll see an increasing degree of cooperation for the good of our community, something I feel confident that all the members of the council want. Denise Beckfield, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist (retired) Verona

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had my doubts when I heard Costa Ricans planned to stage a public demonstration to rescind a government toll road contract. There have been many marches, occupations and strikes over the past few years as the world has dealt with myriad economic and political issues, yet few favorable outcomes. Europe continues to cripple under austerity measures, Wall Street bankers still get their fat bonus checks and unemployment remains the rage. I couldn’t see how the thirdDresser smallest country in Central America – the only one with no army – could attract the necessary attention just by protesting an infrastructure contract for a road in desperate need of repair. Locals were against the contract because it had been awarded to an international construction company from Brazil. That meant Brazil making money off Costa Rican roads for the next 20-30 years – which was especially frustrating because Costa Rica actually has the capacity to repair the road itself. So on April 11, Juan Santamaria Day, I went to see a small demonstration at the entrance to San Ramon – my adopted Costa Rican town and one that would be directly affected by this new toll road. I didn’t expect much. As I arrived, I saw they had blocked the road, bringing traffic to a standstill as people protested in the street. Though I was excited to see such a pacifist country take action and say enough is

enough, the idea of blocking the entrance to your town from the rest of Costa Rica didn’t seem feasible. Not when 6,000 people use the road daily to travel to their jobs in San José and surrounding areas. I knew the government wasn’t going flinch, and I secretly wished they would channel their discontent into a more effective demonstration. Surprisingly enough, they did. April 11 is a national holiday in Costa Rica. It is celebrated to commemorate the battle of Rivas, which Costa Rica won, preserving its independence from Nicaragua and a greedy North American businessman named William Walker. Fittingly, the nation would use this date to stage one of its largest public demonstrations in years. The president, Laura Chinchilla, was set to commemorate this day by speaking at a public ceremony in Alajuela, a town just outside the capital city of San Jose. The demonstrators’ plan was simple: Attend the ceremony and stand up and turn your back to the president when she gives her speech. Costa Ricans pride themselves by always doing and saying the right things, so the ultimate insult is to look foolish or “perderse el glamour,” which roughly translates to losing face. Multiply this by the thousands who would be gathered at the ceremony and no Costa Rican president would dare set foot in front of the podium. Instead, the president kept the public out of the ceremony. That not only did not deter the massive demonstration, but it essentially threw fresh kindling onto an already burning fire. She then proceeded to disappear from the public spotlight for several days,

which only further damaged her government’s reputation and approval rating. Well-respected journalists, business leaders and even people from her own party publicly expressed their concerns for this toll road contract. The nightly news anchor even took two minutes to craftily recite to the president the most elegant, polite and sincere “get your act together” scolding that I think I will ever hear. Finally, on April 21, the president interrupted the nightly news programming to announce that the contract had been rescinded and the government would explore other means to repair the road. I had wondered if Costa Rica would just roll over and let itself be exploited as it had in the past, but I was surprised and energized by the initiative shown and the proceeding results. I can only imagine what went on during those 10 days after the protest, but the right decision was made and a valuable lesson was learned. Teddy Roosevelt’s philosophy was to “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” but the Costa Ricans had just shown me that sometimes you can move mountains even when you speak softly and carry no stick at all. How they discovered this secret is just another mystery of this beautiful country. Dustin Dresser is a 2004 VAHS graduate who lives in San Ramón, Costa Rica, where he founded a company that provides travelers immersion experiences through tours, volunteering and educational opportunities. For information, visit costaricafrika. com.

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Above is the Fitchburg Campus Run/Walk route. It will be held May 11.

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The Tri 4 Schools Youth Mud Run is May 18 and is the first of its kind in Dane County. Above is a map of the obstacle course kids will go through. There are three courses depending on age.

Mud: Don’t wear your new tennis shoes!
Continued from page 1 can run alongside their children in the half-mile race, which is recommended for kids 7 and under. It’s safe, but like its sister event, parents can expect it to get messy. “You don’t want to wear new tennis shoes,” Hensel said with smile. Both races are pajamathemed this year, but another difference is the kids run isn’t timed, so each participant receives a medal.

Fitchburg Campus Run/ Walk not just for students
The Fitchburg Campus Walk/Run on May 11 is held at Fitchburg schools but is open to everyone. The idea for the Fitchburg Campus Walk/ Run came after Savannah Oaks Middle School teacher Maria Carvalho started an exercising club after school at Savannah Oaks Middle School called “Let’s Move It” Club. The club and the race started this school year. The club that has two groups – one that runs the whole time and one that runs and walks – meets once a week and has grown from 14 to 24 students. They train with parent volunteer Sarah Pundt and Carvalho. The idea for the race was born out of motivation for the club. “I wanted to have something for the kids to work toward,” Carvalho said. The race is open to all community members, not just students. With around 20 people registered so far, Carvalho hopes to spike that number by next week. It will be a “low key” race with its route on school property at Savanna Oaks and Stoner Prairie Elementary, Carvalho said. The 5K is two loops and the walk is one loop. The cost is $5 or canned goods to be donated to the food pantry. Medals will be given for first through third places for the boys and girls. Other kids will receive lanyards that say 5K finisher, and the walkers will receive ribbons.

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When: May 11 When: registration 8:15- 8:45 a.m., race at 9 a.m. Where: Savanna Oaks Middle School, 5890 Lacy Road, Fitchburg Price: $5 or canned goods More info: Maria Carvalho at maria. carvalho@verona.k12. or 845-4064

1/2-mile course: ages 7 and under 1-mile course: ages 8-12 2-mile course: ages 13-17 “It’s focused around getting out, having fun and finishing,” Hensel said. Having the run in Verona seemed like a no-brainer as the Madison Mud Run has

been held here going on three years, Hensel said. Hensel said participation for the mud run has already exceeded expectations, with more than 400 youth signed up. Registrations continues through the day of the race starting at 8 a.m. The race starts at 9. Kids can also apply for scholarships for the race by going to the Tri 4 Schools website. Tri 4 Schools will have another mud run in the fall in Verona.

Middle schools present ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’
The VAMS Drama Clubs will present the 17th annual all school musical next week. This year’s production, “Into the Woods, Jr.,” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine questions the age old idea of happily ever after. According to a news release, the story revolves around the Baker and the Baker’s Wife, who want to have a child. A witch has placed a curse on their family, and in order to reverse the curse, they have to go into the woods to find four items, a cow as white as milk (owned by Jack from the Jack and the Beanstalk story), a cape as red as blood (owned by Little Red Riding Hood), hair as yellow as corn (belonging to Rapunzel) and a slipper as pure as gold (owned by Cinderella). The Baker and the Baker’s Wife attempt to negotiate with each character for the item. Each character has an idea about what they need to make them happy, but the problems set in when each character gets what they think they need, but still aren’t happy. “Into The Woods, Jr.” features the talents of 57 students from all three middle schools under the direction of Missy Paust and Nate Campbell. The production will start at 7 p.m., May 8-9, in the BRMS Commons. The show is free and open to the public. Theatre patrons are reminded that the use of video and photographic equipment is strictly prohibited. For more information, contact Nate Campbell at 845-4964 or Nate. Campbell@verona.k12.

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Coming up
NCS Spring Concert The New Century School Spring Concert will be at 1 p.m., Friday, May 3. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the students and the special things they are doing in the music and art programs.

The Hajj: A Muslim Pilgrimage
an informal discussion about their programs. Join Debra Majeed, Ph.D., professor in the philosophy and religious studies department at Beloit College, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the library, as she describes the journey more than 2.5 million Muslims make every year. The hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-bodied Muslim is expected to make at least once in their lifetime.   She speaks from her experience as a historian and a pilgrim who completed the nearly three-week journey to Saudi Arabia in 2008. This program is free and open to the public.  Register online.

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Zounds Hearing of Madison will host a workshop for people with hearing loss and those who communicate with them at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the senior center. Participants will learn coping strategies and skills that can improve communication.

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 Pastor Rich Johnson THE CHURCH IN FITCHBURG 2833 Raritan Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711 (608) 271-2811 Sunday Worship: 8 and10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 • Phil Haslanger GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA (608) 271-6633 Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Way SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Worship West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 & 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship LIVING HOPE CHURCH At the Verona Senior Center 108 Paoli St. • (608) 347-3827, SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 Lead pastor: Jeremy Scott SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship REDEEMER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 102 N. Franklin Ave., Verona Pastor Dwight R. Wise (608) 848-1836 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 • Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Pastor: Timothy Rosenow THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Service ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC PARISH 301 N. Main St., Verona (608) 845-6613

Fr. William Vernon, pastor SATURDAY 5 p.m. Sunday Vigil, St. Andrew, Verona SUNDAY 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli 9 and 11 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona Daily Mass: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 427 S. Main Street, Verona (608) 845-6922 Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter Narum Service 5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 502 Mark Dr., Verona, WI Phone: (608) 845-7315 Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry 9:00AM Sunday School (for all ages) 10:15AM Worship Service Staffed nursery: 8:45am-11:30am 11:30AM Fellowship Hour SPRINGDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA 2752 Town Hall Road (off County ID) (608) 437-3493 Pastor: Jeff Jacobs SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Communion Worship SUGAR RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 N. Franklin St., Verona (608) 845-5855, Pastor: Gary Holmes SUNDAY 9:00 & 10:30 Contemporary worship with children’s Sunday school. Refreshments and fellowship are between services. WEST MADISON BIBLE CHURCH 2920 Hwy. M, Verona, WI 53593 Sunday (nursery provided in a.m.) 9:15 a.m. - Praise and worship 10:45 - Sunday School (all ages) 6 p.m. - Small group Bible study ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST – Located at Hwy. 92 & Ct. Road G, Mount Vernon (608) 832-6677 for information Pastor: Brad Brookins SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST – At Hwy. 69 and PB, Paoli (608) 845-5641 Rev. Sara Thiessen SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Fun walk/ 5K run

Caregiver workshop

Derby day

Follow the Kentucky Derby by enjoying the excitement of the horse races on the big screen at 12:30 p.m. Monday May 6, at Verona Senior Center. Tokens to place your bets will be given, and fun prizes awarded. Prior to the races, have a typical southern lunch at 11:45 a.m. for just $4 per person. Call 845-7471 for lunch reservations. No reservations needed for the Derby fun.

Verona Farmers’ Market

The Verona Farmer’s Market returns next week. Find fresh, local products every Tuesday during the summer from 3-7 p.m. at Hometown Junction, 306 S. Main Street. The first market takes place Tuesday, May 7. For more info, visit

Join other caregivers as they learn some techniques to offer competent, compassionate care at a workshop from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 227 Fredericks Street in Belleville. In this workshop you will learn how to recognize your stress, how untreated Donald dash stress can affect your caregiving and The Driftless Sports Club and learn tools to manage your stress. Friends of Donald Park are hosting a To register, contact Peg McNeill 8/16K trail run, Donald Dash, at 9 a.m. 424-6007. on Saturday, May 11. The race starts at the Pop’s Knoll American Legion dinner Picnic shelter area. The run is for all The American Legion dinner will be ages and levels of experience and goes from 4:30-7 p.m. May 8, at 207 Legion through the hills and on the wideSt. grassy trails of Donald Park.  Runner check-in and day of registraThe dinner will have beef tips, gravy, mashed potatoes, beverage and tion begins 7:45-8 a.m.  dessert. Cost is $9. Early registration fee is $30 while day-of race registration is $35.  Volunteer drivers coffee All proceeds of the run will benefit Drivers for the escort and meals pro- Donald Park for trail maintenance and grams are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. repair.  For online registration and Thursday, May 9, at the senior center. more information visit www.driftlesssGene Kundert from RSVP and Tom Poppe of Vets Helping Vets will host Parish Center, 227 Fredericks St., Belleville, 424-6007 • 4:30-7 p.m., American Legion dinner, at 207 Legion St., $9. • 7 p.m., The Hajj discussion, library, 845-7180 • 10 a.m., Volunteers drivers coffee, senior center, 845-7471 • 12:30 p.m., Hearing discussion, senior center, 8457471 • 9 a.m. VASD Fitchburg Campus fun run, Savanna Oaks Middle School, 845-4064 • 9 a.m., Donald Dash, Donald Park, $30, Mother’s Day

The VASD Fitchburg Campus Fun Walk/ 5K Run is May 11. The community is invited to participate, starting with registration from 8-8:45 a.m. and a race at 9 a.m. Meet at Savanna Oaks Middle School, 5890 Lacy Road. Price is $5 or canned goods to be donated to the food pantry. Contact Maria Carvalho at maria.carvalho@ or 845-4064, and/ or Sarah Pundt (parent volunteer) at

Community calendar

• 1 p.m., New Century School Spring Concert, 401 W. Verona Avenue • 1:30 - 4 p.m., Technology petting zoo, library, 8457180 • 9:30 a.m., French-English story time, library, 8457180 •12:30 p.m., Derby Day, Verona Senior Center, 8457471 • 10:30 a.m., Child development story time, library, 845-7180 • 3-7 p.m., Verona Farmer’s Market, Hometown Junction, • 4 - 6:30 p.m., Technology petting zoo, library, 8457180 • 9:15-11:30 a.m., Caregiver workshop, St. Mary’s

Friday, May 3

Saturday, May 4 Monday, May 6

Thursday, May 9

Saturday, May 11

Ambiguous Loss
There are many situations where we experience loss ambiguously. A family member suffering from a brain injury or who is becoming progressively more senile certainly fits the criteria for ambiguous loss, because they are physically present but psychologically absent. Homesickness is also a case of ambiguous loss because the person missed can be psychologically present, on the phone, for instance, but be physically absent. Choosing to move away from home or to break up with a romantic partner are clear cases of ambiguous loss, which we may have chosen in full knowledge that we would experience some sadness or melancholy. Abductions, missing persons, and cases where someone is lost are particularly difficult forms of ambiguous loss because the family and friends of the missing person simply don’t know what to expect. In some cases, the ambiguity resolves, people regain their health or missing persons are found, but often the ambiguity remains and there may never be closure. Dealing with these situations requires the ability to live with ambiguity. Usually there is no easy answer, and the temptation to solve these problems only exacerbates the experience of ambiguous loss, because it holds out the prospect of closure or resolution when there is none. “Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.” Psalm 88:1-2

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Sunday, May 12

Wednesday, May 8

• 6:30 p.m., Finance committee, City Center • 7 p.m., Common Council, City Center

Monday, May 13

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Savanna Oaks Middle school and Verona Area International School students tote gallon jugs – weighing close to 10 pounds each – on Friday to represent what many people in underdeveloped countries have to do every day to get clean water.

Water, water everywhere
After waiting out the winter weather, Savanna Oaks Middle School and Verona Area International School their annual Water Walk, with more than 60 participants cheered on by the rest of the school last Thursday. The event teaches how people in underdeveloped countries sometimes have to walk for hours to have access to clean water and raises money to be donated to one of those poor countries. This year, the goal is $1,800 for a school in Colombia and one in Nicaragua. “By the end kids were saying that they now had an appreciation for people in Africa and other that do not have access to clean water,” Student Council adviser Maria Carvalho said.

98 and still going great
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Verona resident Warren Webster heads to the gym Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays around 8 a.m. each week and gets in some tennis here and there. That alone isn’t headline material, but doing that on your 98th birthday is a bit more unusual. A handful of friends and other “regulars” he’s met through the past two years as a member at the Verona Anytime Fitness threw him a little party last week to commemorate his April 25 birthday. One Anytime regular, Linda Freitag, wrote to the Verona Press to tell us about Webster, who not only stays active but also volunteers at Glacier Edge Elementary one hour a week. “He is quite the character,” Freitag told the Press. “You’d never guess he was 98 by talking to him.” Webster has lived in Verona for about eight years. He’s originally from Madison’s east side.

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What: Planting and replanting When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Where: Stoner Prairie Elementary
Kaela Bahr learns how to use a rope and pulley with Arbor Systems employees. Friday at Stoner Prairie Elementary School’s Arbor Day celebration. Below, Marissa Avila (left) and Kaela Bahr level out the ground after a tree was planted.
Photos by Anthony Iozzo

Stoner Prairie youth celebrate Earth Day with tree planting
Anthony Iozzo
Unified Newspaper Group

Stoner Prairie Elementary students celebrated Arbor Day and Youth Services Day last Friday by learning about and helping to plant six donated trees at the school grounds. Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders planted three trees by the sign in front, two by the staff parking lot and one more by the entrance. When they weren’t planting, the students learned how to identify types of trees, their ages and uses. They also learned about how roots grow and how to mulch young trees. The Dane County Tree Board sponsored the event. Arbor Systems Professional Tree Service also volunteered and taught about what an arborist does. “It was important to our school to learn about trees and their importance to us and the environment,” Jack Prout and Kimy Galan-Rios learn about trees while checkCain said. ing out the mulch.

Grounds clean up

On Saturday, Blackhawk Church helped clean the grounds at Stoner Prairie and Savannah Oaks Middle School to further aid the landscapes. This is one of many

events that the schools has had the last few weeks, which included set up for a school community garden. The next landscaping event, organized by Scott

Anderson and The Bruce Company in Middleton, is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Anyone can come help plant and replant around the schools at the event.

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AECom transportation project manager Amy Canfield answers questions about the traffic flow around the Epic campus. The city and company are working on ways to reduce congestion in the area as the company continues to grow.

Epic traffic plans draw few questions
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What’s next
The city will consider the plans and any public comments over the next month or so at the same time as Epic works on plans for Campuses 4 and 5. company use free-flowing parking structures that use tunnels to eliminate left turns onto Northern Lights Road. In the future, the ramps might have to be metered – meaning traffic would be delayed inside the ramp, rather than on the road. Canfield told the crowd the traffic counts didn’t warrant a signal at Breckenridge Road, but that a connection from Meister Drive to Nine Mound Road and intersection improvements at Verona Road would alleviate wait times. The company has proposed to purchase part of the Meister Addition subdivision and realign Northern Lights Road. If those plans are approved by the Plan Commission on Monday and the Common Council the week after, the road will be shifted and a new intersection at Cross Country Road and Northern Lights will be built. The signalized intersection will have longer-thanusual turn lanes and signals to relieve congestion. While some of the improvements will take time to approve and review, the city and company are already working on changes to relieve some traffic congestion. The city already approved a contract with AECom to begin adding another exit lane to the U.S. 18-151 onramp. Those improvements are slated to take place this summer. The traffic impact analysis still has many steps to go through before the concept becomes are reality. Burns said AECom is compiling comments made at the meeting. The city’s public works committee and Plan Commission will have another look at the plans and the comments, likely in May. The company and city will continue discussions with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, as well, as the state controls access to U.S. 18-151. For information on the project, visit the city’s website at

The 50 residents who attended last week’s public information meeting about plans for traffic mitigation at Epic had few general questions for engineers from AECom and city staff, but they did want to know who was going to pay for the improvements. The answer, Amy Canfield, transportation project manager for AECom, told the crowd, is that the health care software company will cover most of it. “Epic will be paying for the majority of the improvements all along Northern Lights (Road),” Canfield said. The Northern Lights shift and expansion includes signals at Cross Country Road and County Highway PD and additional lanes at the U.S. 18-151 bypass. Those amount to most of the major improvements that would be needed to accommodate Epic’s growth to the 8,000 employees that could fit on campus once it opens its next two planned campuses over the next two or three years. After the meeting, city administrator Bill Burns clarified to the Verona Press that Epic would pay for any improvements south of Nine Mound Road, while the taxincrement financing district that encompasses much of the company’s 800-acre property will cover improvements north of the intersection – including the expansion to four lanes. Those TIF-funded improvements were part of the city’s long-range plan, Burns said. Last week’s meeting was the result of a nearly $100,000 traffic study the city hired AECom to conduct to determine how best to improve traffic flow at the current levels and how to plan for growth of up to 8,000 employees and possibly as many as 11,000. Improvements it calls for include an additional lane on U.S. 18-151 from the state Highway 69 exit to the Epic Lane exit, an expanded intersection at that exit, additional turn and through lanes from the south along Northern Lights Road and a major expansion of the Cross Country-Northern Lights intersection, which currently has a stop sign. Within the Epic campus, AECom recommends that the



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Boys golf

Wildcats ace Big Eight competition
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Senior third baseman Claudia Kepler rounds second base after connecting on her second two-run home run last Thursday against Madison East. Kepler powered the Wildcats to a 12-2 victory over the Purgolders in game one and helped Verona holdoff East 10-6 in the nightcap.

Kepler blasts Purgolders
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

When Verona softball coach Todd Anderson first talked to his team about Murderers’ Row – as expected – he got a few odd looks. A term that is eternally associated with the beginning of the Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig era with the New York Yankees, and is even more specifically recognized as referring to the core of the 1927 Yankees, the phrase was after all nearly 80 years old by the time most of Anderson’s team was even born.

program in the fall, the senior showed she has plenty of unfinished business left ahead of her this spring. Kepler connected on a pair of two-run home runs in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against Madison East last week to help the Wildcats avenge of pair of painful losses to the Purgolders last season. Carrying a 4-1 lead in the third inning, Bea Kealy singled through the right side before Verona, Madison East (DH) Kepler belted her second home Though Claudia Kepler will run to extend Verona’s lead out be taking her talents to the Ohio to five. Adding an RBI single in the State University women’s hockey “It’s hard to tell if they didn’t know the reference (I don’t think they did) or just that they couldn’t see where I was going with it,” Anderson said. Either way, Anderson hopes that the heart of the Wildcats lineup can tap into a similar kind of success at the plate this season. “They not only hit the ball, they tore your hearts and that’s what I want from one through five on this team,” Anderson said.

bottom of the fourth, Kepler drove in five of Verona’s dozen runs in a 12-2, five-inning shellacking in game one. “We’ve got a great lineup this year, coach calls us ‘Murderers’ Row,’” said Kepler, who was one of the only players to originally understand the reference. Even after her first home run, though, Kepler said she wasn’t trying to over swing. “I just wanted to make contact and get on base,” she said. She managed both, while only having to trot around the bases.

Scores below 80 have started to be the norm for the Verona boys golfers, and the team was able to improve to 6-0 in the Big Eight Conference dual season last week. The Wildcats (6-0 conference) defeated Madison La Follette and Janesville Parker 310-366-370 April 24 at Edelweiss Golf Course in New Glarus, and they followed that up with wins over Sun Prairie and Madison West 320-360398 Friday at Sun Prairie Country Club. Head coach Jon Rebholz said that he always preaches to his players at how doing well in conference duals bodes well for future invites and tournaments. In last Wednesday’s dual, Verona seniors Matt Feller (76), Tyler Reinecke (77) and Caleb Baltes (79) all shot below 80. Junior John Tackett also made it under 80 (78). The Wildcats followed that up with three more scores in the 70s Friday. This time is was Baltes leading the way with a 75, while Reinecke (76) and Feller (78) joined him. Juniors John Tackett and Riley Schmitz both shot 91 at Sun Prairie. With only a triple dual and a dual remaining on the Big Eight schedule, the Wildcats are looking to claim the regular season title. But they had to defeat Middleton and Beloit Memorial at Krueger Haskell Golf Course in Beloit yesterday to become the favorite. The results did not meet the Verona Press’ Tuesday deadline. The other remaining dual

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Cats take advantage of walks, errors
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Baserunners were not a problem for the Verona Area High School baseball team last Friday in a makeup Big Eight Conference game against Madison East at Stampfl Field. The Wildcats reached base 28 times by the aid of seven Purgolder errors and a combined 10 walks and two hit batters by Purgolder pitching. Verona took advantage by scoring 10 runs off the extra opportunities in a 15-5 win in five innings. It also helped that freshman Keaton Knueppel was on target on the mound for Verona (2-3). Knueppel went all five innings and allowed three earned runs on four

hits and four walks. He struck out eight. “I think Keaton threw an amazing game,” head coach Brad D’Orazio said. “We had some errors and didn’t help him out, but he was throwing strikes. He was keeping guys off balance. He just did a phenomenal job.” The Wildcats scored in every inning, and they were able to walk off in the bottom of the fifth with a bases loaded RBI walk by junior Jeff Reinholtz bringing home senior Lucas Kirch. Verona blew the game open in the bottom of the second when they scored six times. Senior Tyler Stone reached first on a fielder’s choice, and junior Mitch Flora singled to center field to two on with one out.

Senior Sam Sharer followed up with a two-run double to deep center to make it 4-0. Verona next reached on three straight errors – one scoring Sharer and another scoring freshman Ben Rortvedt – and junior Jake Armstrong lined a basehit up the middle to load the bases again. Senior Derek Witte then made it 7-0 Verona with an RBI fielder’s choice on a grounder to the shortstop. Junior John Moynihan later scored a run after Stone was hit by a pitch in his second at bat of the inning. “I thought we had really patient Photo by Anthony Iozzo approaches at the plate and just hit Freshman pitcher Keaton Knueppel fires in a strike during the first inning last Friday the ball hard,” D’Orazio said.

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Golf: Cats take two tourneys
Continued from page 11 is against Madison East at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Yahara Hills Golf Course. The Wildcats are a favorite to win that dual. Despite a possible regular season conference dual title, the Big Eight Conference tournament is separate from the regular season. The Conference title is at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Evansville Golf Course. Verona, Madison Memorial and Middleton look to be the top three based on results so far this season. But there is plenty of golf before the conference meet. Verona is getting ready for playoff golf with three invitationals this week. It travels to Portage Country Club at 10 a.m. Friday for the Portage invite and to Lake Wisconsin Country Club at 11 a.m. Saturday for the Sauk Prairie invite. Verona closes the week with an invite at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Merrill Hill Country Club for the Waukesha West invite. Reinecke finished first overall with a 3-under 69, while Baltes (75), Feller (81) and Tackett (83) finished the scoring. Rebholz said the consistency of shooting in the low 300s is a good start, but he hopes the back end of the team starts shooting as low as the front end. But the front end seems to be getting into a groove, with No. 1 Reinecke leading the way. “I watched (Reinecke) for five or six holes Saturday, and he looked really good,” Rebholz said. “He is in command of a lot of his game right now which is pretty impressive.” As for the team’s prospects for the playoffs, Rebholz said Waunakee’s score shows the players that there isn’t much margin for error come tournament time. But Verona is now ranked No. 4 in the state.

Boys tennis
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Davenport wins, Cats fall match short
Seniors Brian Davenport and Andrew Argall have spent the past four years trying to help the Verona boys tennis get over the hump against Big Eight Conference rival Middleton. Tuesday they nearly helped the Wildcats finally knock off the Cardinals.

Middleton 4, Verona 3

Geneva National invite

Waunakee invite

The Wildcats traveled to the Meadows of Sixmile Creek Saturday for the Waunakee invite and won the tournament with a 308, seven strokes ahead of Waunakee (315).

Verona traveled to Geneva National Country Club Monday for the Lake Geneva Badger invite and won the tournament for the third straight year with a 321, two strokes ahead of Stoughton. Baltes finished sixth overall with a 78. Reinecke also shot a 78 but took seventh after a scorecard playoff. Tackett was third with an 80, while Feller finished the scoring with an 85.

Davenport used a relentless barrage of forehands to drive junior Joey Niesen into the ground for a 6-2, 6-3 victory Tuesday at No. 2 singles. “Joey and I have really similar games,” Davenport said. “I knew we would be hitting the ball pretty hard, but I knew with the wind, I could expect a few more mistakes from him.” Losing three times to Niesen last season, Davenport’s focus was simply to stay consistent and play his game. It was enough to help him collect his first win over his Cardinal rival. That victory plus those at No. 1 singles and 1 doubles put the Wildcats in position to finally close out Middleton, needing a win at No. 2 or 3 doubles. “Last year, I got nervous and Joey kind of outplayed me,” Davenport said. “My mental game has improved a lot since then. I just let him make all the mistakes and it worked.” Verona split the first two

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Verona’s No. 1 doubles team of senior Elliot Schad (right) and sophomore Nolan Fink earned a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) victory Tuesday over Middleton’s Griff Pyle and Evan Stone. The Wildcats dropped the Big Eight Conference dual meet, 4-3.

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sets at both flights and eventually lost in three sets as the Wildcats fell 4-3. Winning first sets at No. 1 and 2 singles and 1 and 3 doubles, the Wildcats looked primed to pull the upset Argall rolled 6-2 in the first set and held a 1-0 lead in the second before defeated Cardinals’ No. 1 singles player Ben Luskin withdrew due to elbow tendinitis. Senior Elliot Schad and sophomore Nolan Fink added Verona’s final win at No. 1 singles, surviving 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in a second-set tiebreaker against senior Griff Pyle and junior Evan Stone. Despite taking their first set with ease, Jackson Hutchcroft and Matt Blessing where unable to close out their match at 3 doubles, falling 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. “We played really hard,” head coach Rick Engen said. “I thought we were going to take No. 1 and 2 singles and doubles, originally.” Engen added that despite the loss, it was a pleasant surprise to see 3 doubles play as well as they did. “They’re a young team – a freshman and a junior that hasn’t played varsity before this year,” Engen said.

“Without a lot of practice time and with the lineup switching back-and-forth, they came through.” Meanwhile, Alex Hadjiev and Austin Gerdes dropped their first set but bounced back quickly to setup a third set at No. 2 doubles before dropping their match 3-6, 6-1, 4-6.

Verona Invitational

Argall’s early-season success continued by posting a 4-0 record at last weekend’s Verona Invitational, while the Wildcats finished 2-2 overall as a team. Argall didn’t drop a set Friday, helping the Wildcats post a 4-3 win over Big Eight Conference rival Madison West in the first round. He followed that up as the lone Verona player to secure a No. 1 singles win against Nicolet 6-4, 6-3 in a 4-3 loss. Davenport also added a 6-0, 6-1 win over the Regents at No. 2 singles, while junior Philip Rudnitzky rolled 6-3, 6-1 and Schad and Fink posted a 6-2, 6-2 win. Argall and Davenport picked up the Wildcats’ lone two singles wins Saturday over Brookfield Central in a 4-3 loss. Seniors Alex Hadjiev and

Austin Gerdes earned the team’s third win at No. 2 doubles, taking their match, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5). Argall, Davenport, Rudnitzky and freshman Alex Pletta dropped a combined three sets atop the singles lineup, while Schad and Fink joined Hadjiev and Gerdes and Blessing and Hutchcroft secured wins at all three doubles spots in a 7-0 blanking of Sheboygan North. Schad and Fink won their No. 1 doubles 6-3, 6-4 against Nicolet, while Hadjiev and Gerdes took a three-setter 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Verona’s JV team fell 6-1 against Madison West.

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Earlier in the week the Wildcats knocked off Madison Memorial, 6-1, behind a sweep at all four singles flights. While Argall and Davenport and Rudnitzky didn’t drop more than two games in dominating No. 1 through 3 singles Thursday, Pletta had a much tough showing. Pletta cruised in the first and third sets against Nick Hanover at 4 singles, to cap another Verona singles sweep, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0. Argall rolled 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, while Davenport and Rudnitzky added 6-1, 6-0 wins at No. 2 and 3 singles. Hadjiev and Gerdes turned in Verona’s quickest victory against Andy Grey and Dough Powell, 7-5, 6-3. Schad and Fink claimed a three-set victory against Isaac Treves and Xiang Dennis, 6-0, 6-7(5), 6-3. Hutchcroft and Blessing dropped a three-setter to Anthony Walker and Matt Lee 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

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May 2, 2013

The Verona Press


Girls soccer

Track and field
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Relays provide spark for girls
Relays once again proved the strength of the Verona girls track and field team as the Wildcats sprinted to a third-place finish Friday at the Lake Geneva Badger Invitational. Sophomore Shannon Kerrigan, freshman Kylie Schmaltz, senior Katy Miller and junior Jenni LaCroix took first place in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1 minute, 47.97 seconds. Verona went on to add the 4x400 (4:09.72) thanks to sisters Hannah and Katy Miller, who were joined by LaCroix and Schmaltz. LaCroix also added the 800 run title in 2:27.24 as Verona took third out of eight teams with 123 points behind firstplace Hartland Arrowhead, which distanced itself from Cary Grove (Ill.) once again, 197 1/2-182. The Wildcats saw senior Jordan Bartholf turning in a pair of solid throwing performances, winning the shot (369 1/2) and finishing third in the discus (107). Sophomore Ogi Ifediora placed second in the triple jump (34-4 ½) and fifth in the 200 (:28.15), while freshman Europa Christoffel (33-6 1/2) added a fourth-place finish. Katy Miller finished second in the 300 hurdles (:47.31), while younger sibling Hannah Miller finished third in the 400 with a time of 1:03.65. Junior Nikki Zimbrick also came in third overall, clearing 9-6 to finish third in the vault, while Hannah Semann cleared 8 feet for fifth place. Keeping with the solid relay theme, Verona watched Aylise GrossenbacherMcGlammery, Nicole Noltemeyer, Erica Higgins and Nichole Bathe take third in the 4x800 relay (10:50.39), while the Wildcats’ 4x100 team of Jamie Hintz, Lexi Alt, Semann and Kerrigan clocked a :53.41 to take fourth place. Kerrigan added another fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash (:13.10), while Ifediora and Schmaltz tied for fourth place in the high jump at 4-8. Christoffel took fifth in the 100 hurdles (:16.87) and Bathe came in sixth in the 3200 (12:05.55) to close out the top six finishers. Verona hosted Madison Memorial in a Big Eight Conference dual on Tuesday, losing 74-72, though the final score didn’t really mean much as dual wins don’t figure into the conference race in two weeks. “You’d rather win than lose, but we use these meets to our advantage to do everything we can to make our team better,” head coach Mark Happel said. Giving some girls a minimal workload and moving others into other events as the team prepares for Thursday’s invitational at La Crosse Logan, the Wildcats were still able to take both sprint relays. Hannah Miller, Kerrigan, Alt and Ifediora teamed up to take both the 4x100 (:53.3) and the 4x200 (1:50.7). Europa Christoffel won the 100 hurdles (:17.2) and long jump (14-11 1/2) while sister Asia got a chance to shine in the triple jump (32-4). LaCroix bested her time at Lake Geneva with a seasonbest 2:24.8 in the 800. Katy Miller meanwhile posted a :47.4 to win the 300 hurdles. Ifediora (4-10) added the high jump, while Semann became the second girl on the team to clear 9-6. Bartholf claimed the final field event with a throw of 35-4 in the shot put.

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Unlucky bounce leads to OT loss
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Freshman Ellery Roark fights for possession with Spartan sophomore Gabrielle Lemkuil in the second half last Thursday at Madison Memorial. Roark had the only shot on goal for Verona in a 1-0 overtime loss. Lemquil scored the game-winning goal in overtime.

A barrage of second-half shots against the Verona girls soccer team didn’t find the back of the net last Thursday at Madison Memorial, but one unlucky bounce in overtime was all the Spartans needed. Sophomore midfielder Gabrielle Lemquil received the ball in open space about 15 yards out and caught Verona senior goalie Sarah Schoberle off guard with a rolling ball that trailed to the right of the net. A Verona player attempted to block the ball away with a slide, but the ball had already crossed the goal line in a 1-0 loss at just under four minutes of the overtime. Wildcat head coach Jennifer Faulkner said Memorial’s strategy was to keep the ball deep in Verona’s territory, and it ultimately led to the goal. “It is always tough to lose in an overtime,” Faulkner said. “We battled hard tonight. … We just couldn’t get the ball out that last time.” The Spartans finished with 11 shots on goal while limiting Verona to one, controlling the ball for most of the game. Schoberle stopped the first 10 shots, and it helped Verona force extra time. But the lack of offense hurt the Wildcats in the end. Much of the reason for that was Memorial’s

defensive strategy to clog the middle with a sweeper and a helper in the back of the formation, with the job to close passing lanes and kick the ball long to force retreat by Verona’s attack. “For what we lack in athleticism, we do a really good job of making sure we have a second defender coming in and putting pressure on the ball,” Memorial head coach Ben Voss said. “If you are doing that for 80 minutes time and time again, it is hard for other teams to get momentum going forward and being able to dribble or be able to distribute.” The one big opportunity for Verona came at the 47th minute when freshman Ellery Roark received a pass in the penalty box and knocked a ball toward the net that was saved by Memorial freshman goalie Amelia Heusuk. If the ball was four to six inches farther to the right of Heusuk, it would have evaded her reach and given Verona the lead. “We needed to hit a diagonal ball, and when we did we got behind them successfully, we just couldn’t do that consistently,” Faulkner said. Memorial had many opportunities in the second half, including a stretch from 30-36 minutes and from 55-65 minutes with three shots each that Schoberle fended off. Despite the tough loss, Faulkner said the season is

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Senior goaltender Sarah Schoeberle leaps up to make a save from a shot near the corner as sophomore Teeghan Tvedt watches for a potential bounce.

early yet, and there is plenty of time for the Wildcats to learn from their mistakes. “I think these girls are learning quickly,” Faulkner said. “I look at us now from where we were two weeks ago, and I think we’ve come a long way. We will come a long way again in the next few weeks, and hopefully, we will be ready when it really counts – when tournament play starts.” Verona travels to Janesville Parker at 7 p.m. Thursday and hosts Oregon at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Badger Ridge Middle School.

Cardinals senior forward Elizabeth Conejo scored both goals for the Cardinals. Schoberle finished with five saves for the Wildcats. The loss dropped Verona to 0-3 in the Big Eight Conference.

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The Wildcats hosted Middleton Tuesday and tied 1-1 to get its first point in the conference. Sophomore Teeghan Tvedt scored for Verona in the 35th minute on a direct kick, but Middleton’s Ellen Jesse tied the game in the Sun Prairie 2, Verona 0 43rd minute. Leia PeterThe Wildcats hosted Sun man had the assist. Prairie Monday in a makeSchoberle finished with up game and fell 2-0. six saves.

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May 2, 2013

The Verona Press

Softball: Wildcats pile up doubleheaders
Continued from page 11 Trailing 1-0 through half an inning, Verona came out swinging in the bottom of the first as Leslie Banzhaf legged out an infield single and later scored on Kealy’s RBI double to left. Though the Wildcats went on to score four runs in the inning, the big hit came from Kepler, who took starter Miranda Morrison deep for the first time. While offense sparked the Wildcats in the first game, the defense of shortstop Emi Janisch and sophomore center fielder Kori Keyes highlighted the team’s 10-6 victory in the nightcap. Janisch supplied solid defense up the middle, while Keyes made a great running catch to take extra bases away from East in the top of fifth and then highlighted the game with a twisting grab in the bottom of the sixth, which helped the Wildcats limit the Regents’ damage to just two runs in the inning. “It felt awesome. I felt so much energy, I knew I had to make the catch,” said Keyes, who came down on her head following the grab. “It happens. You have to go balls out. You can’t let anything drop.” With both teams exchanging runs back and forth, it wasn’t until the fourth inning, with two outs, that Verona found some distance. Stephanie Keryluk led the inning off with a single but was thrown out at second on Bailey Buisker’s fielder’s choice. Two outs later, senior Taylor Maier sparked a rally, collecting an infield single. Shortly after an error allowed the Wildcats to tie the game before Keyes doubled home a second run into the right-center field gap at the bottom of the order. Banzhaf added an RBI single to push the lead to 6-4 before Heather Rudnicki doubled home two RBIs off the wall, while Keyes and Banzhaf each knocked in another. Banzhaf got things rolling in the first inning, smacking a lead-off home run against Anna Dolphin, who started the second game. “We had a couple letdowns in the second game, but we didn’t let that be the end of it,” Anderson said. “We didn’t let those mistakes speak for how the game would turn out or how the rest of the evening would go for us.” Senior pitcher Emma Ray worked both games, allowing four earned runs, while striking out 13 – despite a strike zone that seemed to Anderson to shrink over the course of the doubleheader. “I thought Emma did a good job of adjusting, just throwing strikes and letting the girls behind her play defense,” Anderson said.

Baseball: Big 8 still to play 18 games
Continued from page 11 Verona added four more runs in the fourth with only one hit. Senior Kyle Reichert and Rortvedt each picked up RBIs and Flora scored a third run on a wild pitch. The fourth run of the inning was scored after confusion on an infield-fly ruling. Armstrong hit a popup to the shortstop that fell in with runners on first and second. Armstrong was called out, but the runners didn’t hear the call. Reichert was thrown out at third trying to advance but Rortvedt was able to score before the final out, making it 12-4. Reichert added an RBI double in the third, while Armstrong had a two-run double in the first and an RBI single in the third. East scored three times in the fourth and once more in the fifth on a home run by sophomore Mike Mack that bounced off the scoreboard. D’Orazio said the Wildcats are still a young group, only five games into the 2013 season, and the team is still learning. “We are going to be learning for the first half of this year, and we are going to make some mistakes and learn from them,” he said. “They have been a great group, so they will get it.” Verona is busy this next week with games Thursday, Saturday Monday and Tuesday. It hosts Janesville Craig at 5 p.m. Thursday at Stampfl Field and travels to Madison La Follete at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Wildcats host Sun Prairie at 5 p.m. Monday in a

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Senior Tyler Stone (2) and junior Mitch Flora round the bases in the second inning to both score on a double by senior Sam Sharer.

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Kori Keys watches the ball carry for an RBI single in the second game of Verona’s first doubleheader against Madison East last week.

makeup game from April 2, and it closes the week with a doubleheader against Madison Memorial at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The second game is a rescheduled road game from April 11, but both games will be at Stampfl Field.

bottom of the fourth and fifth inning to post another 10-run victory. Ray struck out just one, while scattering six hits and one walk. Keyes (3-for-4) and Kepler (2-for-3) both collected a pair of doubles, while Buisker (2-for-2) and Kealy each added one. Maier went 3-for-3, while Banzhaf finished 3-for-4 as the Wildcats pounded out a season high 17 hits.

Conference meeting

Verona, Janesville Parker (DH)

Verona swept both ends of its second of three straight doubleheaders Monday, posting 6-0 and 11-1 wins over visiting Janesville Parker. Keyes (2-for-4) and Janisch (2-for-3) both collected multiple basehits, including a double. Rudnicki finished 2-for-2, while Kealy and Keryluk each added a double in game one. Banzhaf (2-for-3), Keyes (2-for-4), Ray (2-for-4) and Kepler (3-for-3) led the team at the plate in a 10-run rule nightcap victory. Kepler had two doubles, while Banzhaf, Keyes, Kealy, Keryluk and Buisker all had one. Ray collected wins in both games, allowing one earned run on 10 hits, while striking out 10.

Big Eight Conference Athletic Directors met last Wednesday to discuss whether to do a 9-game conference schedule instead of the normal 18-game schedule. But the ADs decided to try and get a full schedule in and cut non-conference games in the process if needed. Further rain outs might force a shortened schedule in Sun Prairie 11, Verona 1 the future, but for now, the The Wildcats traveled to games are still on. Sun Prairie Tuesday and allowed eight runs from the Beloit 8, Verona 4 fourth to the sixth to fall 11-1. Moynihan pitched four Verona hosted Beloit Memorial last Thursday and innings and allowed five runs, none earned, on three hits. lost 8-4. The Purple Knights scored He had three walks and three three times in the top of the strikeouts. Brett Yoder allowed one sixth after Verona cut its deficit to one run and added an earned run in six innings to pick up the win for Sun Praiinsurance run in the seventh. Stone had an RBI single rie. He struck out five and and sophomore Connor walked five.

Volker scored on a passed ball in the fourth. That made it 4-3. The Wildcats scored on an RBI single by Witte in the seventh, but they couldn’t get closer. Stone gave Verona a 1-0 lead in the second with an RBI single, but Beloit scored three times in the third and once in the fourth to take a 4-1 lead. Senior Nick Phillips started on the mound and picked up the loss. He worked 5 2/3 innings, allowing six earned runs while scattering 10 hits. He struck out two batters and walked one. Kirch worked the final 1 1/3 innings, allowing one unearned run.

Track: Wildcats look strong in Lake Geneva
Continued from page 13

Verona, Madison West (DH)

Verona 12, Mad. Memorial 2 (5 inn.)

Ray surrendered two earned runs in five innings Friday at home, but it wasn’t nearly enough for the visiting Madison Memorial Spartans to hang tough with the Wildcats. Jumping out to a 10-lead through two innings, Verona tacked on a run in the

The Wildcats traveled to Madison’s Jefferson Middle School on Tuesday to face Madison West in yet another doubleheader, winning 10-8 in the first game and 11-0 in 4 1/2 innings in the nightcap. It was Verona’s fourth Big Eight doubleheader of the season as team’s scramble to get in games before the end of the season in mid-May. Big Eight Athletic Directors decided last Wednesday that teams would go ahead and get in all conference games. They had been contemplating only playing each team in the conference once. Verona has already canceled nonconference games against Germantown, Oak Creek and a doubleheader against DeForest.


Friday’s Badger Invitational began with a strong start from the 4x800 relay team of Andrew Husbands, Brady McCormick, Christopher Williams and Erik Wickstrom and only got stronger from there as the Wildcats finished second to a very talented Kettle Moraine team, 156-114. Lake Geneva and Cary-Grove rounded out the top four schools with 101 1/2 points. Husbands, McCormick, Williams and Wickstrom started things out with a thirdplace finish in 9:00.8.

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Despite the strong start in the relays, it was in the field events were the Wildcats once again scored the majority of their points. Senior Matt Dietlin cleared 6-2 to pace the high jump field, while junior teammate Steven Queoff (5-10) took third. He (13) and Ben Hansen (10-6) then added a first- and fourth-place finish in the pole vault. Dietlin finished his day by securing third with a personal best in the triple jump (41 ½ ), while sophomore Matt Zingler (39-6) added a fifthplace finish. Zingler also took fourth in the long jump (19-10), while senior Jassam Saqr finished sixth with a big personal best in the shot put (44-9 ½). Sophomore Cameron Tindall led Verona in the sprints, improving on his season-best to win the 100-meter dash in :11.31. He also anchored the 4x100 relay team of Josh Beckam, Jacob Fauble and Carson Parks to a runner-up finish with a time of :45.48. Junior Luke Waschbusch took fourth in the 1600 (4:36.84), while Ben Feller (4:42.11) came in sixth and senior Sean Happel placed fourth in the 3200 (10:22.61). Junior Alex Anderson placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:04.77. Meanwhile, Verona’s 4x200 relay of Luke Lamberson, Beckam, Parks and Tindall added a fifth-place finish in 1:37.77, while sophomores Case Baio (:55.48) and Colin Griffin (:55.91) finished fifth and sixth in the 400.

Junior Steven Hartnett moved up from sixth to secure fifth in the 110 hurdles (:15.93), moving himself up the VAHS all-time list in the process. Field events carried the day for the boys once again on Tuesday in a 92-54 win over Madison Memorial as Queoff busted out a PR of nearly three feet to claim the triple jump in 40-9 1/2 to lead the first of three 1-2 finishes by Verona in the field events. Dietlin led a 1-2 finish in the high jump, reaching 6-4 and then had a 1-2-3 finish by the Wildcats in the pole vault, clearing 12-6. Sagr (42-11) led a sweep in the shot put, while Stiner (132-7) guided Verona to a 1-2 finish in the discus. Waschbusch helped the Wildcats score big on the track, taking first in a 1-2 Verona finish of the mile with a time of 4:41.5. Feller added the 800 in 2:02.9 and helped the 4x400 relay team of Griffin, Baio and Anderson to first in 3:37.9. Lamberson, Beckam, Tindall and Parks capped the meet by taking the 4x100 (:45.3) and 4x200 (1:35.4). Madison Memorial was without one of the state’s top sprinters in Jester Weah, who sat the meet out wiith an ankle injury. One of the state’s top hurdlers, Memorial’s Daurice Fontain took the 110s and 300s, as well as the long jump. Verona travels to Mansfield Stadium at 4:30 p.m. on Friday for the Spartan Invite.

May 2, 2013

The Verona Press


Alder: Charles will ‘step back’
Continued from page 1 a platform of stopping development, stopping the expansion of the city.” In an email to the Press on Friday, he wrote that he had called Mayor Jon Hochkammer and the council the previous day to discuss his decision and that he was able to get ahold of most of them and have “good chats.” Charles’ resignation letter said he joined the council simply to serve and that he did not wish to become a politician. “It has become obvious that I need to step back from the political rhetoric and allow another individual to take my place,” the letter said. “I wish the best for both the new and veteran elected officials as well as the City’s staff as they all learn to adapt and grow together.” Minutes before Hochkammer got Charles’ letter, he received another email, containing the resignation of a Library Board member about a separate matter. He did not return calls Friday and earlier this week seeking comment from the Press. In recent years, the mayor has typically recommended candidates that were confirmed by the council to fill the remainder of the term. It appears likely that will again be the case. City administrator Bill Burns noted that state statutes allow the council to choose its method, either appointment or a special election, but that the next available time for a special election would be in November. Ironically, selecting the new alder will only require a majority vote, not a twothirds, as is the case in the Plan Commission nomination that has caused the uproar. Burns said the mayor has asked anyone who is interested to contact him so he can compile a list of interested candidates. Charles joined the council in 2010 after Ald. Ken Harwood took a job representing Lafayette County’s economic development corporation and decided not to run again. Before that, he had spent nearly two years on the Plan Commission, and he prepared meticulously for both posts, attending nearly every Finance committee, Plan Commission and Common Council meeting for about a year before joining the commission. At the new council’s first regular meeting, April 22, he had chastised the new alders for making assumptions about the city’s efforts to develop its downtown and for not recognizing the difficulty and delicate nature of balancing the needs of all of its constituents when making decisions affecting the future of downtown. He also made off-the-cuff comments about how the four got elected, and his comments, angry tone and pounding of the table caused a few alders to jump in their seats and prompted another alder to respond loudly about “condescension.” On Monday, Charles

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If you live in District 4 (generally the southeast side of the city) and are interested in being appointed, email Mayor Jon Hochkammer at jon.hochkammer@ or call Verona City Center at 845-6495. noted that after delivering what he considered sound reasoning for selecting him to be the council’s representative on the Plan Commission, the vote didn’t change. None seemed to understand, he said, that getting such an influential position needs to be earned through study and patience. “I’ve wanted to be on the Finance committee for three years,” he offered as an example. “There’s no reasoning with them.” The council was expected to discuss the Plan Commission appointment – Charles had been one of three people nominated last Monday – at its next meeting, May 13. Charles had just been appointed to chair the Personnel committee and was also a member of the Public Safety and Welfare committee. As a volunteer firefighter, Charles had expressed some concern about his Personnel appointment, given the large amount of planning for the Verona Fire Department’s switchover from a district to a city department. His exit coincidentally reduces the scope of a legal complication that was brought up over the past week – the presence of multiple people with ties to Epic on the council. As an Epic employee, Charles has typically abstained from decisions involving the healthcare software company, and the council now includes Luke Diaz, another Epic employee, and Dale Yurs, whose wife works for Epic. At least six alders must be present for the city to make binding decisions. Diaz and Yurs were both still looking into the rules and ethics of participating in such discussions and votes last week. Epic is expected to have several major items on both the May 6 Plan Commission and May 13 Common Council agendas. Asked about the increasi n g l i k e l i h o o d o f h a ving more of Epic’s 7,000 employees joining the council in future years, Charles said it will be important for prospective alders to consider not just the city’s ordinances, which are more stringent than the state’s, but also how things would appear if they were to vote on matters concerning Epic. “I think Epic employees who consider running for the council have to consider factoring that in,” he said. Charles was unopposed for election in both 2010 and 2012. His fellow District 4 alder, Heather Reekie, defeated one-term incumbent Evan Touchett on April 2 despite Charles’ endorsement of Touchett through his blog,

Simons chooses to stay in Verona
Mark Ignatowski
Unified Newspaper Group

Verona Public Library director Brian Simons elected not to take a job offer in California. Simons was recruited for a job in San Francisco that would have Simons offered him a $10,000$12,000 raise after adjusting for cost-of-living differences. Simons turned down the offer, but the board met

in closed session April 25 to discuss offering Simons a raise to retain him. City administrator Bill Burns provided board members with a list of salaries for comparable libraries. For libraries with comparable service populations, Simons’ $68,842 salary in 2012 was about in the midpoint. For libraries with comparable circulation, Simons is at least $5,000 below the average. The board voted to not offer a raise, saying that should be done in the regular budget cycle, board president Steve Runde announced when the board reconvened

in open session. Verona Public Library board member Shari Ferolie resigned from the board last week after the closed-session debate about offering Simons a raise. Ferolie said she felt the board no longer took her voice seriously, and therefore she was unable to represent the constituents she once did. “I am concerned by the disrespectful and at times inappropriate comments by some board members, as well as their negative attitudes toward employees in general,” Ferolie’s resignation letter read.

Simons was given until April 29 to make a decision, when he elected to stay in Verona he said in an email to the Press. “After a lot of thought and back and forth I decided to stay,” Simons said in the email. “It would be a great experience that someday I may try to do, but for now, I enjoy my job. There are plenty of challenges yet for the library.” Editor’s note: Shari Ferolie is the wife of Verona Press editor Jim Ferolie. Jim Ferolie contributed to this story.

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May 2, 2013

The Verona Press

Flipped: Work in progress; teachers say new method just scratching surface of potential
Continued from page 1 Fewer kids are seeking help before or after school. And most importantly, Moffat notes, class time is often driven by student questions that can yield greater understanding for everyone. Teachers note that making the videos is time-consuming, and they can’t replace vibrant in-class discussions. There’s also an awareness that not every student has Internet access outside of school. But overall, the method gives students “time to really absorb the content,” Moffat told the Verona Area school board last month, and “frees up class time” to problemsolve. Moffat, who has taught 19 years at VAHS, said she’s made about 60 videos this year, lasting five to 12 minutes each. They often show her narrating as she makes notes on an interactive whiteboard in her class. The videos are uploaded to YouTube, then posted on a shared website for her students. Mike Ray is also using the flipped approach more often this semester in his advanced-placement psychology classes. His videos can give students some basic knowledge about thorny concepts to set the stage for deeper in-class discussions, he said. Fellow AP psych teacher Sarah Domres said the videos are also helping kids review for the course’s final

Who’s doing it
VAHS teachers experimenting with flipped classes this year:

Flipped classrooms

Science: Ann Moffat, Annelies Howell, Matt Tiller, Mike Ray, Deb Weaver Social studies: Sarah Domres English: Kris Cody Math: Laura Bakken Staff development, technology: Rita Mortenson


Science: Hope Mikkelson Agriculture/science: Angie Midthun-Hensen Math: Brenda Hoffman, Jim Guy Spanish: Tina Halverson, Jenny Wolfe English language learners: Julie Jenewein Social studies: Kara Johnson LMC: Teresa Voss exam next Monday that could earn them college credits. Instead of holding numerous before- or afterschool study sessions, kids can review the videos and bring specific questions to their teachers. English teacher Kris Cody-Johnson offers another approach. She doesn’t entirely flip her classes; instead, she makes occasional videos that target specific issues,

moving in that direction. For example, math teacher Jim Guy is working on a similar project for an advanced calculus class he teaches. In 20 years of teaching, Guy said he’s never been completely satisfied with calculus textbooks that can cost $120 each. With the help of his students, he’s trying to craft an online resource that incorporates videotaped lectures, links and his most effective assignments. The end product could remain “virtual” or it could be printed for as little as $5, as many students still prefer having a book to hold and make notes in, he said. It’s a “huge task,” Guy admits, and he’s not sure yet if textbooks will get the heave-ho, unless “we’re at the point where every kid is walking around with a notebook or iPad.”

Social learning
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A web-based unit in Jenny Wolfe’s French class lets students listen to readings of “Le Petit Prince” and access flashcards, assignments and more from mobile computing devices.

such as a playful two-and-ahalf minute reminder on how to craft topic sentences for students in her Intro to College Writing and Reading course. “I will only be increasing the use,” she wrote in an email. “I have a list of movies I intend to make to help in the research process or the drafting or revising processes. I think it is a great tool to help many kids.”

Textbook alternative

Teachers are likewise finding a range of uses for ePubs, which has become a catch-all phrase in Verona for publishing Web-based content. In theory, ePubs could morph into an online replacement – replete with embedded links to videos or other web sources – for expensive textbooks that can quickly become out of date.

Case in point: three Minnesota math teachers made headlines in late 2011 when they saved their school district $175,000 on textbook costs by creating their own curriculum using free, webbased software. Other websites, such as offer free online textbooks that teachers can use wholesale or adapt themselves. Verona teachers aren’t there yet, but some are

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Meanwhile, students in Hope Mikkelson’s Biology 2 class have created their own web pages using free, opensource software. The pages include research papers and pictures and information about themselves. Those pages pop up when you type “Verona ePubs” into a search engine, which in itself can be a motivator for kids to do top-notch work, Mikkelson said. “It’s powerful in their mind, that you can search on Google and their work will pop up,” she said. “It’s another tool to use.” Students’ sites are grouped together, so they can easily read and learn from each other’s work. Senior Demi Weisbrod said that socialnetworking aspect appeals to teenagers. She posted a research project about the eating disorder pica that included a link to a video of a woman who talks about her obsession with eating chalk. “It was more interactive,” Weisbrod said. “I think people got more out of it than just reading a boring science paper.” Junior Rachel Samz said she likes the idea that she could include links to her best projects on college applications. And with their work online, sophomore Alder Levin noted that she doesn’t have to worry about emailing assignments to herself or losing a flash drive. “It’s really easy to just sit down and work on my project,” Levin said. In Jenny Wolfe’s French class, students can access assignments, flashcards and video or audio clips through an ePub that expands their opportunities to hear the language spoken by native French speakers. Last week, students listened to a French reading of “La Petite Prince,” (“The Little Prince”) as they followed along. With “a gold mine” of web applications, expert lectures and lesson plans online, the possibilities for ePubs are sky high, says Rita Mortenson, an educational technology coordinator for the high school. Not only can teachers craft their own curriculum, she says, but students could have more opportunities to publish their own work, rather than being “just consumers” of textbooks. “I think there’s going to be a lot more of this,” she said.

May 2, 2013

The Verona Press


Obituaries Henry Schroeder
Henry William Schroeder passed away peacefully April 12, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. Henry was born Sept. 7, 1928, to Esther (Kammann) and Henry Schroeder in Cleveland. He was raised in the Sheboygan area. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy. Henry obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master of Science in Ag Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was a prominent community leader in Verona. He founded Schroeder Publications and was the publisher of the weekly newspapers, the Oregon Observer, Verona Press , Fitchburg Star , Evansville Leader, Monona Community Herald and McFarland Community Life. Henry was a dedicated and active Christian Scientist for most of his life. He was a member of the Verona Masonic Lodge #294 and 158th Charter of the Madison Zor Shriners, the Madison Elks Club, American Legion, Chambers of Commerce, Verona Betterment, Optimist Clubs, past president of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, and active in the National Newspaper Association. In retirement, Henry loved to travel and play golf. Henry is survived by his children Susan Schroeder, Kathy (Gerald) Duhamel, Joy

Verona Area School District

More ‘innovation grants’ coming
Seth Jovaag
Unified Newspaper Group

The City of Verona Plan Commission will hold Public Hearings on Monday May 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, for the following planning and zoning matters: 1) Certified survey maps for Epic Systems Corporation to replat lands located within the Epic Plat, Cross Point Plat, and Meister Addition to Westridge Plat in order to allow for the re-alignment of Northern Lights Road and the future expansion of the Epic Campus. 2) Zoning map amendment to rezone multiple parcels located within the Epic Plat, Cross Point Plat, and Meister Addition to Westridge Plat from their current zoning classifications of Rural Agriculture, Neighborhood Residential, Community Residential, Mixed Residential, Urban Residential, Suburban Commercial, and Public/Institutional to Suburban Industrial, Rural Agriculture, and Public/Institutional. The proposed zoning map amendment will allow for the realignment of Northern Lights Road, the future expansion of the Epic Campus, open space and parkland. 3) Conditional Use Permit amendment to the Epic Corporation “Group Development” to allow for the construction of an underground parking structure at 1979 Milky Way. Interested persons may comment on these planning and zoning matters during the public hearings at the May 6th Plan Commission meeting. The Plan Commission will make recommendations for these matters, which will then be reviewed by the Common Council for final decisions on Monday, May 13th. Contact Adam Sayre, Director of Planning and Development, at 848-9941 for more information on these items or to receive copies of the submittals. Kami Lynch, City Clerk Published: April 18, 25 and May 2, 2013 WNAXLP



(Tim Noyes) Schroeder, Bill (Judy) Schroeder and Stephen Schroeder; and stepson, Derek (Madeline) Legler; grandchildren, Jamie (Josh) Piersall, Jeremy Olson, Alicia Smith, Pierre-Emile Duhamel, Camille Duhamel, Jean-Brice Duhamel, Elyse (Zach) Struckmann, Bryan Schroeder, Ashley Schroeder, Alyssa Schroeder; and step-grandchildren, Keelyn, Luke and Briella Legler; two great-grandchildren, Victoria Palmer and Christopher Palmer. He is also survived by his former wives, Dorothy Hildebrand and Mary Schroeder. Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Schroeder in 1988 and sister, Lois Kohls in 2012. A memorial service is to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, 1901 Fish Hatchery Road, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Zor Temple of Madison, 575 Zor Shrine Place, Madison, 53719.

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John K. Driscoll, Jr. “Jack” passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, surrounded by his family and his sons after a long fight against pancreatic cancer. Jack was born in Arlington, Va. Jan. 26, 1961, to John and Carole Driscoll. He grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, moving to Madison during high school. He graduated from James Madison Memorial High School in 1979, and then from UW-Stout in 1984, studying hotel and restaurant management. He spent almost 10 years in and around Chicago, Ill., working in and managing restaurants. Eventually, he moved back to Madison, where he continued his hospitality and restaurant career. Growing up, Jack was active in the Boy Scouts, along with his Dad and two brothers and earned the rank of Eagle Scout July 4, 1976. Jack shared his love of hockey with his boys. He played in adult leagues in Chicago, then was involved in Southwest Eagles Hockey and Verona Hockey, where his boys played. Jack never missed one of their games. He became a respected hockey referee and refereed hundreds of games in the last few years. If you ever met Jack once, you knew what a special guy he was. He was always quick to say “let me know if you need a hand.” His dry sense of humor would keep you chuckling whenever you were around him. Jack loved watching, playing, and refereeing hockey. He was very, very proud of his boys, John and Collin. Jack was the consummate older brother, mentor, friend and guide to


everyone he met. He will be missed greatly by all of us. Jack is survived by his two sons, John and Collin, of Fitchburg; his parents, John and Carole Driscoll, of Madison; and his siblings, Kathy (Jim) Raab, of Madison, Laurie (Jim) Lodholz, of Fitchburg, Dan Driscoll, of Madison, Reggie Driscoll, of Madison, and Shari (Michael) Heuer, of Middleton; along with his good friend, Sally VanLysel, of Watertown. He is also survived by four nephews and five nieces, two aunts, an uncle, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his four grandparents and his former wife, Cindy (Glaves) Driscoll. A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, April 26, 2013, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Madison. Fr. Chad Droessler officiated. Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road, Madison 238-3434. Share your memories at

Local teachers are continuing to clamor for new technology in their classrooms, according to a review of applications for grants offered by the Verona Area School District. For the second straight year, the district is offering “innovation grants” to spur “innovative, creative and entrepreneurial ideas” in classrooms. On Monday, the Verona Area school board is expected to approve grant winners chosen from just over 40 applications submitted by local teachers or administrators. A review of the applications, provided Monday to the Verona Press, shows that 16 are asking for funding to buy anywhere from a handful to scores of new iPads. Another four requests are for more laptops or other mobile computing devices. Beyond that, grant seekers asked for money for a variety of initiatives, ranging from purchasing digital cameras or video cameras to assist art classes at VAHS or writing classes for Sugar Creek Elementary School first-graders; supporting after-school homework clubs or summer school programs; bringing in expert speakers; or providing staff training and yoga mats at VAHS to help students improve their concentration. Requests ranged from as little as $150 to buy a classroom set of flash drives for an elementary school class to a couple hundred thousand dollars to upgrade science

classrooms in local middle schools. Grant writers were asked to show how their proposal could close achievement gaps along racial or socioeconomic lines, customize learning for individual students or make Verona stand out among peer districts. Applicants submitted their ideas earlier this winter, and a committee that included three board members narrowed down a list of finalists. The board is set to vote to approve the winners Monday. Last year, the district paid $56,000 to fund six proposals in local schools, including roughly $32,000 to VAHS teachers to tinker with ePubs and flipped classrooms. Other grants last year supported the start of “Spark Groups” at Country View Elementary School, allowing kids there to meet in multi-age, interest-based groups that explore topics such as photography, crafts or cooking. Another $6,000 funded an after-school tutoring program for Hispanic students; a $2,250 grant purchased iPads for struggling readers at Stoner Prairie elementary school and $587 went toward supplies for a “careers unit” at Sugar Creek elementary. Last year’s grants “were very fruitful,” said superintendent Dean Gorrell, who noted that the Waterloo School District this spring decided to copy Verona’s idea. Depending on how the district’s budget shapes up each year, the board could continue to decide annually whether to offer the grants again, Gorrell said.

1. Call To Order/Approval of Agenda 2. Public Comment This section of the meeting provides the opportunity for comment from persons in attendance on items that are either listed below or is a matter over which this governing body has jurisdiction. Comments on matters not listed on this agenda could be placed on a future board meeting agenda. 3. Report from the Dane County Sherriff’s office 4. Public Hearing – appeal of the regulations of the building code as they relate to fencing requirement for a pool at 7459 Oak Hill Court. 5. Report on 2012 audit 6. Reports A. Public Works: i. Update and possible action on cost for smaller 2013 road projects ii. Discussion and possible action on snow plow purchase iii. Driveway permit for Lot 4 on Hickory Ridge

Town of Verona Regular Town Board Meeting Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:30 P.M. Town Hall, 335 N. Nine Mound Road Verona, WI 53593-1035


B. Plan Commission: i. Discussion and possible action on annexation of 2826 Country View Rd. C. EMS: D. Fire: E. Open Space and Parks: i. Update on Sugar River parking lot F. Town Chair: i. Discussion and possible action on commission appointments G. Supervisors: H. Clerk/Treasurer: i. Review of assessment roll ii. Update on irregularities with tax bills I. Planner/Administrator: i. Work space update ii. Salt contract update 7. Discussion and approval of payment of bills for month of April 8. Review of Building Permits, Inspection Reports, Road Haul Permits, and Right-of-Way Permits 9. Discussion and approval of minutes of April meeting. 10. Adjourn Board agendas are published in the Town’s official newspaper – The Verona Press – (Legal section) and are posted at the Town Hall and the Town’s bulletin board at Miller & Sons Grocery – 108 N. Main St. If an agenda is amended after publication the official sites for notice of the final version are the Verona Public Library bulletin board, Town Hall and Millers. If anyone having a qualifying disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act, needs an interpreter, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access these meetings, please contact the Town of Verona Clerk @ 608-845-7187 or aarnold@town. Please do so at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so that proper arrangements can be made. Other upcoming meetings include Plan Commission on 5/30/2013 and Open Space and Parks Commission 6/5/2013. Agendas will be posted on the locations listed above and the Town’s website ( Use the ‘subscribe’ feature on the Town’s website to receive town meeting agendas and other announcements via “Town Info”. Notice is also given that a possible quorum could occur at this meeting of the Plan Commission and/or Open Space and Parks Commission, for the purposes of information gathering only. David K. Combs, Town Chair, Town of Verona May 2, 2013 WNAXLP

The City of Verona, Dane County, Board of Review will meet on the 13th day of May 2013 at 6:45 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street Verona, WI 53593 for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the required thirty day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May, 2013 pursuant to Sec. 70.47(1) of the Wis. Statutes. Due to the fact that the assessment roll is not complete at this time, it is anticipated that the Board of Review will adjourn to a later date. Future notices will be provided to indicate the next meeting of the Board of Review upon completion of the assessment roll. Notice is hereby given this 2nd day of May, 2013 Kami Lynch, City Clerk Published: May 2, 2013 WNAXLP



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100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks - Save 69% on the Grilling Collection. Now Only $49.95. Plus 2 Free Gifts & to-the-door-delivery in a reusable cooler. Order today. 1-888-676-2750 Use Code: 45102DJW gcoffer83 (wcan) SHARI'S BERRIES: ORDER mouthwatering gifts! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Hand-dipped berries from $19.99 + plus s/h. Save 20% on qualifying gifts over $29! Call 888-479-6008 or visit (wcan) DANE COUNTY’S MARKETPLACE. The Verona Press Classifieds. Call 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

OREGON 3 HOMES in Village View Court May 3, 9am-7pm May 4, 9am-5pm. Wicker parlor set, Longaberger Baskets and pottery, recliner with vibrator, twin bed, lawn sweeper, toddler bed, baby swing, high chair, changing table, outside rocking chairs, new cross stitch, Moses baby basket, boys clothing, toys, Rogers silverware, rolling toolbox. See Craigslist. OREGON 715 SCOTT St. Friday, May 3, 8am-4pm. Saturday, May 4, 7am-2pm. Too many items to list More items will be added for Saturday, May 11, 7am-2pm.

OREGON 728 Dunn Ave. May 3-4, 7am5pm. Great Bargains Galore!

OREGON/STOUGHTON 1342 Monson Rd, off Hwy 138. Thursday May 2, 10-5, Friday May 3rd 8-5, Saturday May 4th, 8-?. Multi-family. Furniture, clothes, toys, much miscellaneous. THE Verona Press CLASSIFIEDS, the best place to buy or sell. Call 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

115 Cemetery Lots & Monuments

ANTIQUES 16th MADISON ANTIQUE SHOW. May 4-5, 2013. Alliant Energy Center. Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4. $6 Admission. $5.00 with Ad. $1.00 antique appraisals. Smalls only. (CNOW) BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ATTN: COMPUTER WORK. Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/mo. Full Time. Training (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: www.NorwoodSawmills. com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N (CNOW)

Drivers: Inexperienced? Get on the Road to a Successful Career with CDL Training. Regional Training Locations. Train and WORK for Central Refrigerated (877)369-7893 www. (CNOW) Drivers OTR Positions Up to 45 CPM. Regional runs available Sign On Bonus $1,000 Pet Policy O/O”s Welcome! deBoer Transportation 800-825-8511 www. (CNOW) GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Drivers Needed! Up to $3,000 Sign On Bonus Home Weekly Available! Up to .44 cpm w/10 years exp. Benefits, 401k, EOE, No East Coast. Call 7 days/wk! 866-565-0569 (CNOW) MISCELLANEOUS THIS SPOT FOR SALE! Place a 25 word classified ad in 180 newspapers in Wisconsin for $300. Call 800-227-7636 or this newspaper. Www.cnaads. com (CNOW)

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

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

PAR Concrete, Inc.
• Driveways • Floors • Patios • Sidewalks • Decorative Concrete

personal propertY: Internet auction started on April 28, 6:00 p.m. and ends May 5, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Open House is this Wed., May 1 or by appointment at 4658 Hwy. 92, Brooklyn. Go to www.wanlessauctiongroup and link to Proxi Bid to review catalog and bid. TERMS: 13% buyer’s fee will be added to all purchases. Cash and checks accepted with a 3% discount. Credit cards will be accepted and required to register with Proxi Bid.


HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER Drivers - CDL-A $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS For exp’d solo OTR drivers & O/O”s Tuition reimbursement also available! New Student pay & Lease Program USA TRUCK 877-521-5775 (CNOW)

Wanless auction Group lyle Wanless #Wi #22, Broker

Al Mittelstaedt 845-6960

see listing at

Verona - 5 BR home on private 1.5 acre wooded lot on edge of Verona. Large rooms w/southern exposure & spacious backyard. Newer roof & mechanical systems. See now! $439,900. MLS#1675488
TOWN OF MONTROSE - $35,500. Elaine Holpin, (608) 278-4180. MLS# 1660776. TOWN OF BROOKLYN - $109,000. Julie Bollig, (608) 225-2324. MLS# 1665437. OREGON - $129,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1677794. BROOKLYN - $147,000. Marge Van Calligan, (608) 219-8918. MLS# 1672498. OREGON - $164,900. Mark Riese, (608) 235-5458. MLS# 1680334. OREGON - $235,900. John Norwell, (608) -698-5246. MLS# 1666649. OREGON - $285,000. Marge Van Calligan, (608) 219-8918. MLS# 1672050. FITCHBURG - $299,000. Sharon O. Christensen, (608) 843-9185. MLS# 1671705. WHISPERING OAKS, TOWN OF OREGON - $324,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1675027. OREGON - $449,900. Brenda Cuta, (608) 278-4199. MLS# 1679825. FITCHBURG - $69,900. Randy Hess, (608) 276-5211. MLS# 1667869. TOWN OF DUNN/STOUGHTON - $149,900. Charlie Fuller, (608) 469-1355, Julie Larson, (608) 661-5466. MLS# 1666962. OREGON - $179,900. Jennie W. Post, (608) 276-5206. MLS# 1670761. FITCHBURG LOFTS - $229,000. Sarah Deischer, (608) 206-1519, Melissa Hanewicz, (608) 212-5064. MLS# 1681685. OREGON - $269,000. Barb Dawson, (608) 575-3290. MLS# 1652766. SPRINGDALE - $295,000. Pam Birschbach, (608) 576-9206. MLS# 1655806. OREGON - $310,000. Patricia Sternad, (608) 216-5749. MLS# 1670262. OREGON - $358,000. Annette Tande Riemer, (608) 772-0322, Emily Christian, GRI, (608) 276-5232. MLS# 1676346. VERONA - $375,000. Sarah Deischer, (608) 206-1519, Melissa Hanewicz, (608) 212-5064. MLS# 1675046. VERONA - $390,000. Lisa Mohar, (608) 276-5218, Renee Christman, (608) 278-4166. MLS# 1675358. VERONA - MVP $420,000 - $440,000. Barb Dawson, (608) 575-3290. MLS# 1671411. VERONA - $439,900. Lisa Mohar, (608) 276-5218, Renee Christman, (608) 278-4166. MLS# 1674634. OREGON - $550,000. Brendan McGrath, (608) 219-3675. MLS# 1650808. OREGON - MVP $700,000 - $800,000. Laurie Howard, (608) 469-6710. MLS# 1674715.

John Neumann 608-212-5971

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

Wisconsin Management Company
“A Better Way…Of Living”

is an equal housing opportunity provider and employer





Phil Mountford 516-4130 (cell) 835-5129 (office)

4658 Hwy. 92, Brooklyn, Wi 53521 office: (608) 455-8784 cell: (608) 516-5401 email:
PAOLI NEAR MONTROSE Hall. Friday/Saturday, May 3-4 8am-5pm. Some antiques, glassware, collectibles, furniture, PS 2 games, videos, Stampn' Up stamps, kids and adults clothing, something for everyone, very reasonable prices. STOUGHTON- 1110 Overlook Dr 5/25/4. 8-? Antiques, collectibles, lamps, paintings, fish decoys, rosemaling(Per Lysne), clocks, Mini Bike, lots more STOUGHTON- 1124 Hwy 51 W. Moving Sale. 5/3-5/4 9-1. (by appointment after 5/4). Household items, antiques, garage stuff Theodes 608-873-9851

May 2, 2013
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 OREGON SELF-STORAGE 10x10 through 10x25 month to month lease Call Karen Everson at 608-835-7031 or Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347 UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 10x20 - 12x30 24 / 7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road & Lincoln Road VERONA SELF-STORAGE 502 Commerce Pkwy. 10'x5', 10'x10', 10x15', 10x20, 10'x30' 24/7 access, security lit. Short/long term leases. Call Jim: 608-334-1191 or fax 608-845-7165

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692 Electronics

DISH NETWORK STARTING at $19.99/ mo for 12 mos. High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available) SAVE! Ask about SAME DAY installation! Call 888-719-6981(wcan)

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

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

HIGHSPEED INTERNET EVERYWHERE By Satellite! Speeds up to 12mbps! (200x faster than dial-up). Starting at $49.95/mo. Call Now & Go Fast! 888-709-3348 (wcan) SAVE ON CABLE TV, Internet, Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 mo's) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Aceller today to learn more! 866-458-1545 (wcan)

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

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

935 Farm: Land For Rent 970 Horses

447 Professional

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

STOUGHTON- 1892 Barber Dr. 5/3-5/5 & 5/10-5/12 9am-4pm Huge Two Weekend Yard Sale. Clothes, Furniture, Electronics, toys, Antiques and a lot more. No Early Birds

696 Wanted To Buy

STOUGHTON- 2110 Yahara Dr Spring Yard Sale 5/3 9am-6pm, 5/4 9am-4pm. Cycle helmets (M/W), antiques, crafts, housewares, decorating, name brand clothes/shoes, jewelry and much more! STOUGHTON 2390 County Road BN 5/3-5/4 10-5pm. Generators, 4-Vacs, TVs - lumber- 2-lv-swivel-chairs, crafts/kits, cash only.

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.

STOUGHTON- 311 E Washington St Five families 5/3 4-7, 5/4 8-2 Antiques, Young adult clothing, household items, tools, furniture and unique lawn art! STOUGHTON- 711 Devonshire Road, Fri-Sat, 5/3-5/4, 8 am to 5 pm Perennial flowers, misc holiday decorations, book shelves, baby stroller, bouncy saucer, bread maker, older model John Deer snow blower, many other items.

2 BEDROOM 1 1/2 bath laundry included. Large yard. $650/mo 2 bedroom 1 bath, 1st floor. Fenced yard. $650/mo. 608-628-9569 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 OREGON 2-Bedroom in quiet well kept building. Convenient location. Includes all appliances, A/C, blinds, private parking, laundry and storage. $200 Security deposit. Cats OK. $650/month. 608-2196677

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

760 Mobile Homes

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

453 Volunteer Wanted

OTR TEAM and SOLO DRIVERS * Above Average Mileage Pay *Teams Avg 6000 Miles per Week* *Solos Avg 2500-3500/wk* * Flexible Home Time * 100% No Touch/Drop&Hook * Full Benefit Pkg CDL/A * 12 Months Exp. Preferred 1-888-545-9351 Ext. 13 Jackson WI (wcan)

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE is holding Brat Sale fundraisers on May 17 & June 21. We are in need of volunteers to help in a variety of roles including cook, cook assistant, cashier and ticket table. Call the Volunteer Center at 246-4380 or visit for more information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

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

402 Help Wanted, General

801 Office Space For Rent

EXPERIENCED DELI/WAITRESS wanted. Apply in person. Sugar & Spice Eatery, 317 Nora St. Stoughton. PERSONAL CARE Giver/C.N.A. Belleville. 1st or 3rd shift. FT/PT If you have a heart for the elderly and want to put a song in their heart, this job is for you. Bring your enthusiasm and C.N.A. skills to help our residents achieve optimal independence and daily joy. Cooking/ baking skills a plus. Please call 608290-7347

VERONA 300 Jenna Dr. May 8-11, 8am5pm. Multi-family. Clothing, luggage, furniture, kitchen, bedding, handbags, lighting, books, Christmas, electronics, TV;s, more. VERONA MOVING SALE. 301 Valley View St. May 2-4. Thurs-Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-12. Furniture (sofa, dining table set, queen mattress set) yard tools/ equipment/supplies, Cub Cadet lawn tractor, new Toro 2-stage snowblower, stamping supplies, games, wall art, rugs, linens and much more.

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

COMMUNITY ACTION COALITION FOR SOUTH CENTRAL WI needs individuals or groups to volunteer at the Westside, Capitol, Milwaukee St and Hilldate postal stations on May 11for the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive. We need energetic folks of all ages who can lift up to 25 lbs. and enjoy fast, fun and hard work. Call the Volunteer Center at 246-4380 or visit for more information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities. VOLUNTEERS WHO are interested in community-building and protecting our area waters are invited to join City of Madison Parks Division and the neighbors of Brittingham Park and Monona Bay for their next monthly work day on May 11th. Assist with trash clean up, removal of weeds and overall lend a helping hand in maintaining our parks. Volunteers should wear work clothes and work gloves. Call the Volunteer Center at 246-4380 or visit for more information or learn about other volunteer opportunites.

664 Lawn & Garden

OREGON 3 bedroom, ranch style modern DUPLEX, 2 car garage. C/A. Great location near school, park. Available June 1. $910. per month plus utilities. No pets. 608-575-5000 STOUGHTON- 105 West ST. 2 bedroom, appliances, water, heat, A/C, ceiling fan, on site laundry. Well kept and maintained. On site manager. Next to Park. $725 per month. 608-238-3815 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 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

805 Commercial & Industrial Lots

436 Office Administration & Clerical

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

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

PART-TIME OFFICE Assistant needed. Well organized person with excellent office skills, must work well with people. Duties include telephone, computer, filing, tenant communication. Send resume to: Office Assistant, 230 S Oak St, Oregon, WI 53575.

666 Medical & Health Supplies

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

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

YMCA of Dane County
Child Care Lead Teachers
Realize your dream to make a difference in a child’s life. Part time and full time positions available. Experience in licensed child care preferred. Child Development, Child Psychology, or related coursework may be required. Locations in Madison, Sun Prairie, Oregon, Middleton, Verona and DeForest. Contact Stephanie Murphy at or 608-664-9622 x1016. More info and application on

668 Musical Instruments

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

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.

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

676 Plants & Flowers

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

720 Apartments

688 Sporting Goods & Recreational

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

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

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

690 Wanted

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

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)

Attention College Students and 2013 HS Grads! Summer Work, $17 base-appt, FT/PT customer sales/service, no exp nec, conditions apply, all ages 17+, call now for interview 608-662-2092 or apply online at

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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April Showers Bring May Flowers!
Wisconsin’s Premier Grower of Quality Plants & Hanging Floral Baskets!
Choose from hundreds of varieties of perennials & annuals, from thousands of hanging baskets.

1828 Sandhill Rd. • Oregon, WI 53575 • 608-835-7569
Now open in Stoughton! Visit our sales house located in the Main Street Plaza parking lot. Koupons & sale prices honored at both locations Gift Certificates available at both locations



Limit 2 per koupon. Limit 1 koupon per kustomer per day. Valid May 1 - May 6, 2013.

$1 Off

50¢ Off
Limit 6 per kustomer. Limit 1 koupon per kustomer per day. Valid May 1 - May 6, 2013.

SAVE UP TO $3! Starting at $1.99 each

Visit the Stoughton Area Farmers Market Friday mornings in front of Dollar General.
Directions from Stoughton: Take 138 toward Oregon. Go past Eugster’s Farm Market, one mile and turn right on Sunrise Rd. Go one more mile then turn left on Town Line Rd. Continue on to Sand Hill Rd. (approximately one mile) and turn right. Directions from Fitchburg: Take Fish Hatchery Road south to Netherwood Road. Turn left and go through Oregon past Walgreen’s to a left on Sand Hill Road. Directions from Verona: Take Cty. M to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right and go to Netherwood Road. Turn left at Netherwood Rd. through Oregon past Walgreen’s to a left on Sand Hill Rd.



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