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Thursday, May 2, 2013 Vol. 132, No. 39 Stoughton, WI


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City of Stoughton

Grant would help streambank restoration

Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Photo by Bill Livick

The Stoughton Common Council voted 11-1 to apply for a matching grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to help mitigate erosion along the Yahara River.

If the city wins a state grant it decided to apply for last week, work would begin next year on restoring the banks of the Yahara River at Division Street Park. The riverbank has been eroding during periods of high water, and city officials hope to place large rocks or boulders along a 420-foot stretch of the river, just south of the Forton Street Bridge. Once the boulders are in place, the city would backfill the area with dirt, grade and seed it. There are other methods the city may consider to accomplish the goal, but the rip rap approach is the one thats been discussed the most. The Common Council decided last week it will apply for a Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant of about $90,000, a 50 percent matching grant from the Department of Natural Resources that would cover the cost of the first phase of a larger plan to stabilize several stretches Turn to Streambank/Page 15

of riverbank. After work is completed on the southern section of Division Street Park, the city would perform similar work north of the Forton Street Bridge. Later, the city will attempt to prevent erosion of banks along Riverside Drive, near the dam and at Mandt Park. The council voted 11-1 to apply for the grant, with only Ald. Tom Majewski (Dist. 3) opposing the application. Majewski, a first-term alder who once worked for the DNR and administered the Stewardship Grant program, said he didnt think the city would get the grant, and he contended that placing rip rap or taking some other approach to prevent streambank erosion is not necessary. He advocates lowering the river level by opening the dam and then seeding the exposed mud flats. And he suggested the citys money could be spent on more worthwhile projects. We can more simply just lower the level of the dam, and that would take care

Stoughton Area School District

Fox Prairie gets national interest

School among six to be studied by KU
Derek Spellman
Unified Newspaper Group

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This time, its grown-ups who will come to Fox Prairie Elementary School to learn. Fox Prairie has been selected as just one of six schools in the country to be studied by a new University of Kansas (KU) center that is developing a national model for how general and special education students can be educated together, the university

announced last week. Its the latest accolade for the Stoughton Area School Districts inclusive teaching approach, in which all students are educated in the same classroom instead of being pulled out either because they are disabled, struggling or gifted. This is such a wonderful affirmation, Fox Prairie principal Mike Jamison said, not just for Fox Prairie but also for all the work that has gone on in Stoughton for the last 10 years. Neither inclusive teaching nor outside attention are

Five-yearold Bauer Englerhart, along with his dad Justin and mom Tiffany Olson, will be going to Florida thanks to the Make A Wish foundation.

Stoughton family heads to Disney World via Make A Wish

Amy Smith
Hub correspondent

A Wish Come True

The doctors call him an enigma because he is doing so well.
Tiffany Olson, mother

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Just like any nearly 5-year-old boy, Bauer Engelhart is a ball of energy. Unlike most boys, though, Bauer has been fighting a rare form of epilepsy known as a SCN1A mutation since he was 6 months old. This disorder causes varying types of seizures, some of which have been as long as 45 minutes and can be lifethreatening because they dont stop. With the help of medication and the efforts of his parents, Tiffany Olson and Justin Engelhart,

Bauer has been in control of his epilepsy since November. On paper, he should be severely challenged, Olson said. The doctors call him an enigma because he is doing so well. With that newfound

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City of Stoughton

Council will appoint Dist. 4 alder

2014 election. Olstad, who has served on the council since May 2009, decided earlier this year not to seek another threeyear term but agreed to remain on the Bill Livick council until May 31. Unified Newspaper Group The council had four options to consider: Leave the seat vacant until The Common Council last week decided to appoint a yet-to-be-deter- the election next April; appoint a mined person to fill Ald. Eric Ols- replacement to serve until the April tads seat in District 4 until the April Turn to Alder/Page 15

How to apply
Anyone living in Dist. 4 Wards 9 and 10 who wants to apply for the vacant seat on the Common Council can pick up an application and questionnaire at City Hall or download it from the citys website, ci.stoughton. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20. For information, call 646-0423.

Term runs from June until April 2014

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City of Stoughton

Assessment plan proceeds despite opposition

Charges will help cover the cost of street and sidewalk improvements
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

In brief
City plans about $665,000 in street and sidewalk improvements this year Cost partially paid by a special assessment levied to property owners where the work is being done Property owners often complain City officials look for a better way to pay for the work but for now, they conclude a 50/50 split between taxpayers, assessments is fair properties will be part of this years street and sidewalk improvement project. During a public hearing at last Tuesdays meeting, resident Randy Ree presented the council with a petition signed by some of his Milwaukee Street neighbors objecting to the assessments. We dont think its fair that we pay so much for road construction, Ree said, adding that hes being charged about $2,400 for curb, gutter and sidewalk work at his property. We just cant swing

It has become almost an annual event. Residents who are being charged special assessments by the city for street and sidewalk improvements show up at a public hearing and complain that they cant afford it. Many often say that the work isnt necessary. But the Common Council and city staff have discussed the fairness of charging homeowners for half the cost of improvements to their curbs, gutters, driveway aprons and sidewalks many times, and each time they come to the same conclusion: Both the community and the individual homeowner benefit from the work, so the cost should be shared 50/50 by the taxpaying public and the individual property owner. The above scenario happened again last week, when the Common Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the city to levy special assessments to residents whose

Photo by Mark Ignatowski

Construction work along Milwaukee Street in Stoughton includes new curb and gutters. The cost to replace those items are split 50/50 between the homeowner and the city, however, residents objected to that assessment process at a public hearing last week.

this kind of money. Several other people lodged similar complaints. After the public hearing, the council took a fiveminute recess so alders could look over Rees petition. Council president Eric Hohol (Dist. 4) then asked planning director Rodney Scheel to explain

the financing plan that is offered to residents. It allows a homeowner five years to pay annual installments if their assessment is over $200. For assessments of more than $1,500, homeowners have the option of paying the bill in 10 installments over a 10-year period. Both options add an interest rate

of 3.75 percent to the bill. The city calculates the amount each property owner will be assessed by determining the lineal footage of a property and plugging that figure into an equation. But the equation quickly becomes complicated, Scheel explained, because the charges are specific to the work that

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needs to be done at each address. Not every property has the same amount of improvements being made, he noted. Charges for curb and gutter are pretty consistent where curb and gutter is being done, but some properties have driveway aprons that are being replaced, and some have sidewalk that is being replaced. So there isnt a universal number, Scheel said. It varies based on those issues. Some properties have hundreds of dollars worth of assessments and some have a couple thousand dollars worth of assessments. He guessed that about 50 properties are included in this years street and sidewalk improvement project. The total cost of the project is estimated at $665,000. Hohol defended the assessments, noting the work is in the public interest. He estimated that the average charge is about $1,500 and said the citys payment options give property owners a pretty reasonable amount of time to pay the bill. That said, he also sympathizes with the opposition. Its probably the natural response if youre a property owner and suddenly youre hit with an assessment like this, Hohol said. Ald. Greg Jenson (Dist. 3) agreed and said he is troubled by it. It needs to be changed, he said of the assessment program. But hes not sure what the solution might be. As hard as it is to the homeowners, Jenson said, right now we dont have a better method. Scheel said letters were mailed to each affected property owner inviting them to an informal open house about a month ago. There he explained the project, the way properties are assessed and the payment options to about 20 people attending the open house. While some municipalities build the cost of the annual street and sidewalk improvements into their general fund and increase taxes accordingly, Scheel pointed out that the city still has levy limits imposed by the state, so there are limits on what the city can actually fund. There still has to be a balance on what revenue you have available to complete a project vs. how many projects you can get done, he said. If it all gets done by taxpayer money, either not as much works going to get done or youve got to come up with an alternate way to fund that.


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Mandt Center seeks SHS continues strong graduation numbers public help with projects Area graduation rates
Derek Spellman
Unified Newspaper Group

Derek Spellman

Unified Newspaper Group

CITY OF STOUGHTON NOTICE OF ALDERMANIC VACANCY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE CITY OF STOUGHTON, IN DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN, THAT: Applications will be accepted from qualified individuals living within the City of Stoughton Aldermanic District 4 for appointment to a vacant seat on the Common Council. The appointment term will cover a period from the date of appointment until the regular election in April 2014. The seat will be up for election in April 2014 to fill the remainder of the term which ends in April 2016. If interested in being appointed, please submit your resume and an aldermanic appointment questionnaire to the City Clerks Office by 4:30 pm on Monday, May 20th, 2013. The questionnaire is available on the Citys website or by request in the Office of the City Clerk, 381 E. Main Street. Candidates will be interviewed at a regular meeting of the Common Council on May, 28th, 2013. It is anticipated that the appointed candidate will be seated and sworn into office at the selected meeting.

If you have questions, please contact the City Clerks Office at (608) 873-6677.


The Mandt Community Center is seeking the publics help with a pair of large capital improvements it is eyeing for the summer. The board of directors for the 19-year-old nonprofit community center and hockey rink is accepting donations for two planned projects totaling $275,000: new ice-making equipment and an air conditioning system to keep the main floor space cool in the summer. The center hopes to do the projects together to save money. Its board is set to make a decision May 15 about whether both projects can move forward in time for the Stoughton Youth Fair and the new hockey season. Its more (if) anybody can help us out, said Bart Quale, the centers manager, about fund-raising. Were looking at all avenues to still proceed with the project (regardless). The center receives no public funding for its operations, and many have the misconception that the center is part of city services, the center said in a news release. But the center leases the land on which the building sits from the City of Stoughton, while the bond on the building is held by the city but paid by the center, Quale said. The center operates solely on user fees, and Quale said its operating budget for this year is $201,844, with revenues of $212,611. The principal reason for pursuing the projects now, Quale said, is the centers aging ice-making equipment. The system is 23 years old and suffered several issues during the most recent hockey season. Its maintenance costs and energy inefficiency have prompted the center to seek new equipment and chilling technology that will capture and use heat that otherwise would have been wasted. That captured heat can in turn be used to produce hot water and heating for the center, the center said in a news release. The new air conditioning

By the numbers
The year the center opened

Annual users

The cost of new air conditioning system for the main floor space and new ice-making equipment

Public funding it receives

How to help
For information about how to help the Mandt Community Center with its planned capital improvements, call Bart Quale, the center manager, at 873-7528.

system would enable the center to better host events during warm weather months. The centers release said it is open yearround but has been underutilized because of a lack of climate control during the summer. Quale said right now only the main lobby has air conditioning. That made for warm conditions last year for events like the fair and the Firemens Ball. The new systems, meanwhile, would save the center about $12,000 a year in operating costs, according to the news release. The Mandt Community Center annually supports 30,000 users, and supporters hope the extra use from the improvements will help stimulate economic growth for the community. It would definitely benefit all users if we could get this done, Quale said.

Stoughton High School generally posted strong graduation rates again last year, according to results released earlier this month by the state. Wisconsin already had three different grad rates depending on the time frame in which students obtained their degree. The state this year added a fourth when compiling results for the 2011-2012 school year. Regardless, Stoughtons rates nearly met or exceeded 96 percent in all four. Stoughton had a 95.8 percent rate when using the four-year rate, or the percentage of students who obtained their degree within four years, according to information from the Department of Public Instruction. That compares to 95 percent the preceding year and 94.2 percent the year before that. Its five-year graduation rate increased from 95 percent in 2010-11 to 98.1 percent last year. Last years graduation rate was 97.4 percent when using the legacy rate, or factoring in students who obtain their degrees by age 21, either because they are specialeducation students or because they finished their work after the actual graduation. That a decrease from 2010-11s 98.8 percent and 2009-10s 99.3 percent. The state still reports the

11-12 Stoughton 97.4% Oregon 95.5% McFarland 95.6% Middleton 97.3% Verona 94.0%

10-11 09-10 98.8% 99.3% 95.4% 91.5% 92.1% 93.2% 93.6% 93.1% 94.8%* 96.6%

08-09 07-08 96.7% 93.9% 95.6% 89.9% 92.5% 92.9% 92.7% 92.1% 96.3% 94.5%

Source: Wisconsin DPI Numbers represent the legacy rate for graduation, or percentage of students who graduate by age 21. *correct figure provided by VASD. It differs from DPIs figure due to a data-entry error.

results of the legacy rate, which it has used for many years, although DPI noted that rate is no longer used for its federal reporting requirements. The districts six-year graduation rate which the state first started reporting this year was 96 percent. The Stoughton Area School District has posted among the best graduation rates in Dane County in recent years, and last year was no exception. The districts four-year graduation rate was tied for fourth-best among 16 school districts, while its five-year rate ranked third, its six-year rate ranked fifth and its legacy rate ranked third, according to an analysis of the DPI data by the Hub. Rates for the high schools economically disadvantaged students last year tended to decrease, however. The fouryear rate dropped from 100

percent in 2010-2011 to 90 percent last year, although that was still better than 2009-10s 88.1 percent. The five-year graduation rate for those students fell from 92.5 percent to 87.5 percent. Rates for students with disabilities climbed when using one rate but fell when using two others. The four-year rate declined from 71.9 percent to 69.6 percent, but the five-year rate jumped from 80 percent to 90.3 percent. The legacy rate was 84.6 percent last year, down from 2010-11s 100 percent, according to DPIs figures. Data for this years graduating class wont be available until next spring. Statewide, the four-year graduation rate rose half a percentage point to 87.5 percent last year, according to a DPI news release. The legacy rate rose was up one-tenth of a percent to 90.6.

Graduation rates in Stoughton has been trending upward since the 2004-2005 school year, when the general graduation rate stood at 84.4 percent and the rate for students with disabilities stood at 70 percent, according to online information from DPI. The district has raised its rate since then through measures such as reviews of academic programs to its steady transition to an inclusive teaching system, where students who need special attention whether because they are gifted or struggling receive it in the regular classroom, as opposed to meeting with a specialist outside of it. Weve steadily increased, SHS principal Mike Kruse said of graduation rates. Weve made a lot of huge improvements here Our staff is working hard.

Stoughton Hospital gets top recognition for electronic health record system
Stoughton Hospital is one of several area hospitals to achieve the highest level of electronic health record adoption, according to a news release. Stoughton Hospital, along with Dean Clinic and St. Marys, were presented with the Stage 7 Award from HIMSS Analytics, the research division of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Reaching Stage 7 means that all records at a hospital or clinic are electronic, the release said. This gives caregivers instant computer access to patient information no matter their location, eliminating reliance on paper records, and reducing the number of preventable errors that can be made using traditional manual systems. The Stage 7 award places Dean Clinic in the top 0.9 percent of all ambulatory facilities nationwide in terms of electronic medical record use, the release said. Stage 7 puts St. Marys and Stoughton in the top 1.9 percent of hospitals nationwide. Stoughton Hospital went live with its electronic health record system from Verona-based Epic Systems in February 2011, converting paper charts and records into an electronic format to facilitate the real-time sharing of information and improve accuracy. Stoughton Hospital since then has also implemented a picture archiving system (PACS) and digital mammography system. Stoughton Hospital and the other hospitals will be recognized for the Stage 7 Award at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition on Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Orlando, Fla., according to the release.

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Letters to the editor

Komen Race for the Cure June 1

There is a very special event happening in our area the morning of June 1 - the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen South Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure. This event, held at the Alliant Energy Center, attracts upwards of 12,000 participants and is a wonderful affair for many reasons. Not only is it a fun athletic event with a 5K Run on a certified course, a 5K walk, and 1.25 Mile Fun Walk, it is a celebration as well. That morning, we gather to celebrate hundreds of breast cancer survivors and take time to honor those we have sadly lost to the disease. Finally, it is the Komen South Central Wisconsin Affiliates largest fundraiser. Seventy-five percent of the events net proceeds stay right here in south central Wisconsin to provide breast cancer and breast health education and services to our neighbors. The other 25 percent goes directly to the Komen National Grants Fund to financially support the best breast cancer research across the country. There are many folks right here in Stoughton who take part in the Race for the Cure in various ways. There are Stoughton survivors who run or walk, supporters who donate, volunteers who share their time, and even a Race Committee member who works year round for the success of this event. They all understand that Komen is large, but Komen is local, and there are people all around us who need help, support, and a cure. It has been my privilege to be the Race Coordinator for the 2012 and 2013 Races. As a Stoughton resident and a person who has seen breast cancer close up, I encourage everyone to join us on June 1 to further our mission to End Breast Cancer Forever. For more information, please visit Allyson Crowley Stoughton


At issue: The use of pesticides in city parks

Use of chemicals in city parks is a safety issue
What is the real safety issue regarding turf management? In the April 18th edition of the Hub, Mayor Donna Olson is quoted as saying Mr. Williamson said its not good on young muscles and ankles if you dont manage your turf. Chemical lawn care companies promote that they keep lawns and athletic fields safe from tripping and falls purportedly caused by weeds. Our group, Naturally Stoughton, heard from city officials earlier this month that they have not been able to do much for turf management the last 10 years or so due to budgetary constraints. If weeds are truly a safety issue, we would expect to hear increasing reports about turfrelated injuries in our community by now. In contrast, the CDC receives thousands of reports on acute injuries from pesticides every year. Interestingly, most reports involving children come from pesticide use at home, and over half are to children under age 6, when their developing bodies are most susceptible to harm. The November 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Pesticide Exposure in Children states, Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems, all of which are increasingly more prevalent in our society. Most people dont read CDC reports or epidemiological studies. Even turf managers are not required to know this information - they are only required to follow EPA and state regulations. Because pesticides are regulated and so readily available in stores or from lawn companies, many people are lulled into a sense of safety with their use. You cant see the chemicals when theyre on the grass or get into your skin, and serious health effects from repeated exposures may not be evident for a long time. Many people support chemical lawn maintenance because it is seen as cheaper and quicker than organic methods that build up the quality of the soil. Unfortunately, our childrens health is not factored into this cost. Dandelions do not cause cancer, but pesticides can. Please support the city in finding better solutions for our future, so that not only young muscles and ankles are protected, but the rest of the child, too. Sara Downie Stoughton

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Pest management plan would make parks safe

Having grown up in Stoughton and still having friends and family in the area, I have been following the herbicide in parks debate for the last month. I am a former Golf Course Superintendent and currently own a business in the industry. I received my degree in Soil Science with an emphasis on Turfgrass Management and Environmental Studies from UW-Madison. While I can appreciate the enthusiasm on both sides, I think its very important to take a step back and look at the facts. The parks have a huge weed problem- not only from an aesthetic standpoint but also from a safety aspect. Many citizens have proposed the use of organic methods for managing the areas. Currently, there are no reliable organic weed control products on the market. Many, such as chelated iron and high concentrated acetic acid, have been touted as effective. But when you look at studies done, they are only effective at burning the leaf tissue of the weed which allows the weed to grow back from the root hardly a solution but more of a BandAid. Plus, with the high concentrations that these organic products need to be applied at, they can be dangerous. Both products are more toxic than 2,4-D (the most common synthetic weed control) because of the high rates that they need to be used at. Concerns voiced about the safety of 2,4-D are not new. Its something that I, as a business owner, am most sensitive to since my employees depend on our processes and procedures for their safety, which I take very seriously. In April of 2012 the EPA finished a study that provided an in-depth examination of 2,4-Ds potential for endocrine disruptor, neurotoxic, and immunotoxic effects. This study and EPAs comprehensive review confirmed the EPAs previous finding that the 2,4-D tolerances are safe. Even in Canada, where pesticides have been banned in some provinces, Health Canada (Canadian EPA) has ruled that its safe to use on turf. Moving forward, an Integrated Pest Management program would be easy to invoke and would provide the solutions that most residents are looking for in three steps. First, it would be important to regularly fertilize the parks to thicken the turf. A thick turf is natures best defense against weeds. Second, 1-2 applications per year of herbicide are needed to control existing weeds. And finally, adjust cultural practices to encourage a healthy stand of turf. This would include annual aeration in the fall, increase mowing heights, and decrease mowing frequency during times of drought. Its very easy for residents to get caught up in the back and forth of an emotional argument like this one, but the science doesnt lie. Brandon Burns Mundelein, Ill.

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RD Benefit Ride to raise money for MS

Motorcycle riders are invited to gather for the 8 th annual RD Benefit Ride. The annual ride, organized by Rick and Deb Olson, leaves at noon Sunday, May 11,w and returns for an after party around 4 p.m. The money raised this year will benefit the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Registration starts at 11 a.m. for the ride and costs $20 per bike. Riders can register at checkpoints along the ride for a chance to win door prizes, according to a poster for the ride. Those who dont want to ride are welcome to join the after party for $15 for food and drink, music, a bonfire and fireworks. The fireworks are new this year, Olson said in an email, but there will be some familiar features from past parties. Diners can enjoy a pig roast, brats, burgers and beverages. There will also once again be a raffle. West Side Andy and Mel Ford Band will take the stage from 4-6 p.m., followed by new entertainment from Back Country Roads, a well-known Dekalb, Ill. country band. Information about the ride can be found at the groups website,

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Fundraiser for Stoughton resident May 5

A fundraiser for a local woman with a neurological disease is set for May 5 at Badger Bowl in Madison. Kathy Phillips is looking to raise awareness for her disease, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, and generate enough funds to pay for additional testing and medical bills related to the illness, she said in an email to the Hub. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain disorder that results in continuous, intense pain out of proportion to the severity of the injury, which gets worse rather than better over time, according to the National Institutes of Health. Phillips and others are organizing the event from 4-10 p.m. at Badger Bowl. It will feature a taco bar and a deal on margaritas where $2 from every drink will benefit Phillips. There will be bowling from 5-7 p.m. for $25. A silent auction will also be held. Live music by Josh Becker Electric will start at 4 p.m. DJ Dan (Buttons) Phillips and Rylee Cannon will also provide music. More information about the disease can be found at Event details can be found on Facebook.

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Top scholars
Stoughton High Schools Top Scholars gather in a hallway. The designation recognizes students who have posted a 4.0 GPA for seven consecutive semesters. From row, from left: Devan Montgomery, Megan Straub, Avery Jamison and Shannon Fields. Back row, from left, Everett Lenz, Quinn Wermuth, John Evans and Emma Erickson. Not pictured: Xander Gunderson.

Educational bike ride to raise awareness about invasive species

Tour to feature restored natural areas, local foods
Bill Livick
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If you go
What: RD benefit motorcycle ride When: 11 a.m. registration, noon ride; Sunday, May 11 Where: 714 Taylor Lane, Stoughton Info:

Hospital to host food drive

Stoughton Hospital will host a community food drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day starting Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 10, according to a news release. A large trailer on loan from Stoughton Trailers will be parked in the hospitals Main Street parking lot. The goal is to fill that trailer with donated food for local food pantries. Monetary donations will also be accepted and given to Shalom Holistic Health Services, a free clinic for the uninsured, Stoughton Hospital said in its news release. Next weeks food drive will celebrate and Nurses Week and Hospital Week. The former goes from May 6 through 12, while the latter goes from May 12 through 18. For more information about next weeks food drive, call 873-2392.

A group of people from the Stoughton area have organized a bike ride to educate participants about invasive species and show examples of progress in eradicating them along the Badfish Creek and elsewhere. The 15- to 30-mile ride will take place May 11 and is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the Invasive Species Issue Team of Town and Country RC&D, as well as Rock County Parks and the Friends groups that are helping to organize it. An added feature of the ride is that locally sourced food, including pheasant brats

from MacFarlane Pheasants and items sourced from farmers markets, will be served at stops and at a free picnic lunch to follow. People can sign up for one or the other (15 miles or 30 miles) and the route will be different based on one or the other, explained Lynne Diebel, a ride organizer and leader in the Friends of Badfish Creek. There are three stops. The get-together at the end is open to others who dont want to ride if they just want to contribute to it. The ride will begin at Magnolia Bluff County Park, about 10 miles south of Brooklyn. It will include a stop at Leota Lake in Evansville and also at the Badfish Creek on Riley Road, where the friends group has been working to eliminate an

invasive plant, Japanese knotweed, since 2009. Its a nice way to combine a fun activity on we hope will be a lovely day, Diebel said. Organizational meetings have been taking place at the Koffee Kup in Stoughton. Some local organizers include: Sharon Beall, Ingrid West, Lynne Diebel, Sandra Black, Jim Danke, Jim Post and Scott Taylor. Riders will sign-in and pick up their t-shirts and native plant plugs at Magnolia Bluff Park from 7:30-8:30, where they can view restored prairie and oak savanna. A bike ambassador from the Wisconsin Bike Federation will be on-hand to answer cycling safety questions. All riders are required to wear helmets. The entry fee per individual is $20 before April 19 and $30 after that date.

There is a family maximum of $60, or $90 after April 19. Biking enthusiasts, nature lovers, and groups interested in participating can register and learn more at or by contacting Beth Gehred at (920) 541-3208 or beth.

If you go
What: Kathy Phillips benefit When: 4-10 p.m. Sunday, May 5 Where: Badger Bowl, 506 E. Badger Road, Madison

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Coming up
Free comic books
Stop by the library and get free comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. This is a great way to try out the comic book format. The comics available are for all ages and are donated by Westfield Comics. For info, call 873-6281.

Teen Tuesdays

Joe Shear Classic

Madison International Speedway will host the Joe Shear Classic, featuring the ARCA Midwest Tour and The INEX Legends. The races will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Find out more at

Music appreciation

Enjoy a free music appreciation class at 3 p.m., Monday, May 6, at the Stoughton Area Senior Center. This weeks topic is The Accordion: A different perspective with Sergei Belken of Stoughton who studied at the Moscow Conservatory. Bahai Faith

at 803 N. Page St. In addition, there will be Vidalia Use colorful duct tape to make onion relishes, salad dressings and a bracelet and necklace for your barbecue sauces. moms special day at 3:15 p.m. For info, call 577-7428. Tuesday, May 7, at the Stoughton Public Library. Disc golf rally No registration is required for this On Saturday, May 4 the Stoughclass intended for teens in grades 6 ton Area Key Club and Kiwanis and up. Club of Stoughton will host their Kiwanis Disc Golf Rally at the Bean bag toss Kiwanis disc golf course at AmundThe McFarland Chamber of Com- son Park. merce invites the Stoughton ChamRegistration begins at 8:30 a.m. ber members for an evening social followed by 9 a.m. open tee off. from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Beginners tee off starts at 10 a.m. Play a game of bean bag toss or Players of similar ability and age just mingling with other area cham- play for prizes, so all are encouraged ber members. to join in the fun. The event will be held at the 5100 Entry fee is $5 per individual. Club in McFarland. For info, call The first 20 students registered will 838-4011. receive a free disc. For more information on the Vidalia onions Disc Golf Rally or Kiwanis, go to Anyone who ordered Vidalia or call 877onions from the American Legion 1055. can pick them up this weekend. The onions will be available from Wellness sleep class 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 10 and from Stoughton Hospital is offering 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May a free wellness class at 5:30 p.m. 11, at the American Legion Post 59 Tuesday, May 7, titled Good Sleep,
Sunday: 10:15 a.m. - Worship and Sunday School

Good Health presented by sleep specialist Dr. Jacalyn Nelson. Good sleep is essential to good health but sometimes hard to come by. Come learn about common sleep disorders, the latest in sleep medicine treatment, and sleep studies. This class will be held in the Bryant Health Education Center on the lower level of the hospital. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat call Sonja at 873-2356 or e-mail

this webinar: May 9, 1-2:30 p.m. Register online at to watch it from home. May 16, 1-2:30 p.m. to watch it on the Senior Centers big screen.

Nutrition class


Enjoy a game of bunco with friends at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Caregivers Fear the Stoughton Area Senior Center. Learn about how caregivers can It costs just $1 to play. deal with fear at a workshop from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the E-reader: Right for Me? Stoughton Area Senior Center. The Wisconsin Council of the Fear is a normal emotion for careBlind & Visually Impaired is offer- givers. Like so many other caregiver ing a free webinar about e-readers. feelings, fear can be crippling. The way we handle our feelings Presenters will teach about reading and getting books on an e-read- of fear is important. Talking about er, the accessibility features of the our fears has a way of diminishing Kindle, Nook and iPad, and how to their force. find no-cost and paid reading mateOur fears may be many. We will rials. name them and look for tangible There are two days/ways to view ways to lessen their effect.

The UW-Extension will offer a free nutrition education class at 11:30 a.m. Thursday May 9, at the Stoughton Area Senior Center. This months topic is fruits and veggies. For info, call 873-8585.

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

Bible Baptist Church

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

Covenant Lutheran Church

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Stoughton Baptist Church

Christ Lutheran Church

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

5:30 p.m., Stoughton Kiwanis Club, Vennevoll Clubhouse, 8:30 a.m., Disc golf rally, Amundson Park, 877-1055 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Free comic books, Stoughton Public Library, 873-6281 10:45 a.m., Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University, LakeView Church, 873-9838 2:30 p.m., Joe Shear Classic, Madison International Speedway 3 p.m., Music appreciation series, Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585 6:30 p.m., Optimists, Pizza Hut, 1424 Hwy. 51, 7 p.m., SASD board meeting, Administrative and Educational Services Center, 877-5000 1 p.m., Bunco, Stoughton Area Senior Center, $1, 873-8585 3:15 p.m., Teen Tuesdays, Library, 873-6281 5:30 p.m., Wellness class - sleep, Stoughton Hospital, 873-2356 6:30 p.m., Town of Rutland board, town hall, 4553925 7 p.m., Common Council, Public Safety Building 7 p.m., Sons of Norway, Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 873-7209 11:30 a.m., UW-Extension nutrition class, Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585 1 p.m., Caregiver class, Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585 6:30 p.m. Thursdays with Murder book discussion, Library, 873-6281 1-4 p.m., Vidalia onions sale, American Legion Post 59 at 803 N. Page St. 7 a.m. -4 p.m., Vidalia onions sale, American Legion Post 59 at 803 N. Page St. Mothers Day 10:45 a.m., Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University, LakeView Church, 873-9838

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First Lutheran Church

Christ the King Community Church

401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

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

St. Ann Catholic Church

Sunday, May 5

Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church

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

United Methodist of Stoughton

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Christian Assembly Church

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WestKoshkonongLutheranChurch Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

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

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Tuesday, May 7

Seventh Day Baptist Church Of Albion

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Cooksville Lutheran Church

Thought for the week

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 dont 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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The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers tour Arizona

This year the annual spring break tour took the Stoughton Norwegian Dancers to Arizona. The week held thirteen performances over five days throughout the state. While the dancers had a full slate of entertaining to do, they had some time to take in the local sights, as well. The group met at Stoughton High School at 7 a.m. Friday March 22. They checked their luggage with the parent chaperones and readied all the equipment. After attending Friday mornings classes the group reconvened at 11:45 a.m. and was off to Milwaukees Mitchell Field for a 3:55 p.m. flight to Phoenix. A key component of a successful tour is having a strong contact person at the destination location. This year the Phoenix contact was none other than Pastor Harold Peterson, formerly of First Lutheran Church in Stoughton. Pastor Peterson provided both in-depth knowledge of the Phoenix area and also a valuable understanding of the Dancers and Stoughton itself. Pastor Peterson and Margenes daughter and Dancer Alumnus 1984, Kristin Peterson Semerad, was also in attendance. Kristin flew in from St. Cloud, Minn. for the weekend and was able to attend several performances, visit with the kids and adult chaperones and share her memories of her time as a Norwegian Dancer. Sundays schedule contained three performances and it was one for the ages, the dancers group wrote in a news release to the Hub. The first was at The American Lutheran Church, Pastor Petersons home parish. The kids performed for the parishioners in the church courtyard before service. All were impressed, appreciative and entertained. The second performance was for a small group at the Arizona Veterans Home. A number of those in attendance have given more to this country than anyone should have to. The kids interacted and talked with the veterans after the performance. It was an eye opening, emotional experience that wont soon be forgotten. They followed that with a performance at the Sun Bowl in Sun City. The estimated attendance from a Sun Bowl facilities worker was 3,000 people. They really gave it their all and the crowd was extremely impressed. Judging by the standing ovation, it was sincere. Monday dance card was full with five performances in all. There were two performances each at two different elementary schools. The fifth was at Freedom Plaza Retirement Community. It seems to makes no difference where the dancers go; there are connections back to Stoughton. This year along with Pastor Peterson, the group was also graced with dancer alumni in attendance. Saturday nights performance at Shepherd of the Valley found Jake Brandt and Ben Whalin in the audience. They graciously joined the group during Oxen. It was a blast from the past for them. Two other alumni enjoyed Mondays performance at Freedom Plaza. Director Staci Heimsoth introduced Bev Hawkinson

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The Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers spent their spring break performing in Arizona. The dancers did 13 shows in five days, including one at the Arizona State Veterans Home.

and Duane Kleven as Dancer Pioneers. They were both members of the dancers during the first decade of the groups existence. The final performance was at the Grand Canyon School in Grand Canyon Village. The school is K-12 with 300 total students. The entire school was extremely engaged, energetic and enthusiastic, from the youngest to the oldest. Mr. Monk, the music teacher, shared, I am always trying to expose our kids to other cultures. For this group to contact us, come to our school and put on this performance is more than I could ever hope for. Principal Melster was also thankful: Our kids dont

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get exposure to this kind of show. The dancers were great with our little kids and upperclassmen as well. They will be talking about this for weeks. The week was not without a bit of well deserved free time. Although Saturday was the first day there, it was the only opportunity to catch a ballgame. The Brewers played the Angels. The score was not as hoped, but three hours in the Arizona sun was enjoyed, regardless. The Grand Canyon School is near the South Rim of the Canyon. A trip there without seeing the canyon would be unthinkable. For most, it was the first time seeing the canyon. The most often heard

comment was It looks too much like a picture to be real. The group also was fortunate enough to make a stop in Sedona where they enjoyed a Pink Jeep Tour. The ride, billed as scenic, off-road and high adventure fun in spectacular red rock country left no one disappointed. The return flight got the group back to the High School at about 3 a.m. Friday, March 29. The week

was long and tiring, but went by quick. The dancers left a positive impression everywhere they went - from the small appreciative audience at the Arizona Veterans Home to the standing ovation from 3,000 people at the Sun Bowl. The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers are truly Ambassadors to Stoughton. - Submitted article

Viking Park listening session set for Saturday

People who want to shape the future plans of Viking Park are invited to take a walk and talk with Dane County Parks staff this Saturday. Dane County Parks volunteer coordinator Rhea Stangel-Maier said the department has heard from different groups and individuals recently about their wishes for the 83-acre park, located near Stoughtons northeast corner. Were gathering with people who have an interest in Viking County Park, Stangel-Maier said. A lot of people are giving us ideas. Stangel-Maier said people who had volunteered at the dog park clean up day earlier this month had ideas about what amenities theyd like, and the department has said. Wed like to get more people involved in partaking in the park, she said. What: Viking County The meeting might lead Park listening session to the creation of a friends When: 9 a.m. Saturday, group that would organize May 4 clean up events, suggest Where: 2525 County improvements to parks staff Hwy. B and fundraise for improveInfo: 224-3601 or ments. stangel-maier@county The listening session will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Viking Park is located at 2525 County heard from hikers and peo- Hwy. B. The event will be ple who like to fish in the held rain or shine. area. Improvements could be - Mark Ignatowski erosion control, more fencing, additional trees, vegetation management and more. The goal is to have everyone get together, walk through the area and share their ideas, Stangel-Maier

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Bauer: Make A Wish foundation sends Stoughton family to Disney World

Continued from page 1 control, Bauer and his family will be able to take Bauer to swim with dolphins next week a wish granted by the Make A Wish Foundation. Because of epilepsy, Bauer has not been able to travel and do things that he probably would have, and Make a Wish is giving him the ability to do it, Engelhart explained. Bauer and his family will travel to Orlando, Fla., to visit Disney World, Universal Pictures and Sea World and will stay at Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre nonprofit storybook resort, according to their website. When asked what he was excited about seeing in Florida, Bauers answer was short and sweet: Dolphins. His family is even extending their stay so Bauer can have chance to see the ocean. Im so grateful that theres an organization out there like this, Olson said of Make A Wish, a 32-year-old charity dedicated to granting the wishes of children with lifethreatening medical conditions. Someone that can organize all the medical logistics. Though Bauer might seem like any other kid, bouncing around his familys living room throughout an interview with the

What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system, also known as a seizure disorder. The seizures in epilepsy may be related to a brain injury or a family tendency, but most of the time the cause is unknown. The word epilepsy does not indicate anything about the cause of the persons seizures, what type they are, or how severe they are. SCN1A dysfunction is the most frequent cause of a specific type of debilitating childhood disorder, severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI). Its characterized by seizures that may or may not be related to fevers, as well as mental retardation and ataxia, a neurological dysfunction. SCN1A refers to the most common of six genes that have been identified as having mutated in people with generalized epilepsy with febrile seizure plus. Source: and the Journal of Neuroscience
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Bauer Engelhart, 5, has been fighting a rare form of epilepsy known as a SCN1A mutation since he was 6 months old. Bauer and his family will travel to Orlando, Fla. through the Make A Wish charity.

Hub , his mother said a lot goes into planning even a simple day trip out. That gives a vacation like this one quite a bit of added stress, she said. Olson noted that every parent worries about their kid, but since Bauers diagnosis, theyve had different worries. Most parents have a plan A, but I always have a plan A, B and C, she said. When the family takes a trip out, they have to plan how far to go, how far

away to park and whether to take Bauers oxygen tank. Olson said she always has every hospital in the area programmed into her GPS. Were not as spontaneous, Engelhart said. You really plan out what you do. Though Bauer has had good control over his seizures in recent months, Engelhart and Olson agree that the worry never goes away. The thought of it

happening and you not being there is terrifying, Olson said. Olson said she never wants to feel stuck in a situation she cant exit, which is why she is most nervous for the plane ride. I already have every hospital in Florida programmed into my phone and GPS, Olson said with a laugh. Since the diagnosis, Olson said she has become what she calls a tiger mom. At first she said she was devastated, but she knew that wasnt helping anyone, so she began digging into all the

information she could find. It took me two weeks to wrap my head around it and scoop myself up off the floor, she said. We were chosen; he chose us. Someone thought we could handle it, and you find your strength somewhere to do it. Olson now runs her own marketing consultant firm from their home in Stoughton while taking care of Bauer. Bauer, who turns 6 on May 15, attends 4-K at Martin Luther Christian School and will start kindergarten at Fox Prairie next fall. Olson said the school

district understands and has done a good job pairing Bauer up with the right teachers, which also helps with some of the worries. Bauers current teacher, Kari Kojo, and aide, Megan Michel, have done a great job with him, she said. Without this small glimpse into their lives, one might never think Bauer is anything more than a regular, 5-year-old boy. During his familys interview, he served his fresh baked cookies, showed off his cowboy, firefighter and construction outfits and sang along with Blues Clues on his iPad, all while his mother explained more and more reasons why Bauer is so special. Bauer enjoys Badger hockey games, swimming, their boat, and the outdoors. When asked what to do when the buzzer goes off at hockey games, Bauer points and shouts, sieve. He also loves to sing and perform and has more compassion and sympathy than most boys his age, Olson said. Epilepsy is not slowing Bauer down, and Make A Wish is giving him another opportunity to go against the grain. Im grateful to the people that give their time and money to these kids, Olson said. Its only money, but what joy that money brings.

May 2, 2013

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In a galaxy (not so) far away...

Visitors from the Southern Wisconsin regiment of the 501st Legion an international Star Wars fan group that dress up in studio quality Stars Wars costumes - traveled through the Stoughton Public Library April 20. Costumes ranged from Rebel Alliance to the Galactic Empire forces, and all characters in between. Clockwise from Top left: a Tusken Raider walks into the librarys foyer; a Jawa colors in the librarys basement; a storm trooper looks on at a very young Yoda; another young Yoda (1-year-old Henry Strandt) takes time out from the festivities to check out some books.

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Track and field

Relays, field events spark boys and girls

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Despite shuffling the lineup last week, Stoughton boys tennis continued to play good team tennis, Vikings head coach Ryan Reischel said.

Stoughton 4, Milton 3

Senior John Evans and Justin Shaffer cruised to another win at No. 1 doubles last Wednesday and the Vikings picked up wins at three of four singles flights to hold off Badger South Conference rival Milton, 4-3 in a make-up dual. Though they dominated the first set once again, closing out the match proved more difficult than expected for Evans and Shaffer, who dropped a second-set tiebreaker, which gave the Red Hawks new life. In the end however, experience helped Stoughton close out the match, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-2. Senior Elijah Thunell, junior Matthew Gharrity and freshman Asher McMullin showed the talent of this years singles lineup by taking matches at No. 2-4 singles. Thunell, who moved down from No. 1 singles a year ago, continued to reap the benefits Wednesday, putting Red Hawks No. 2 singles player Dustin McGarry away quickly, 6-2, 6-3. Gharrity and McMullin were equally impressive at No. 3 and 4 singles, rolling 6-2, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-2, respectively. It was McMullins first win of the season. The win evened Stoughtons conference record at 1-1.

Stoughton Invitational

The Vikings ended up in second place at Fridays Stoughton Quad with 16 points and three titles. McFarland won the quad with 18 points, while Sun Prairie (9) and La Crosse Logan (6) rounded out the field. It was the closest Quad that we have had in all the years that I have run it, Reischel said. It was very good tennis and very fun. Gabe Rowley was Stoughtons lone individual champion, claiming the championship 6-4, 6-2 over McFarland at No. 4 singles. Seniors Tanner Kahl and Thunell moved from No. 1 and 2 singles to No. 2 doubles where

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Gabe Rowley puts away a volley at the net during Fridays Stoughton Invitational. Rowley won the tournament at No. 4 singles, rolling 6-4, 6-2 over McFarland. Rowley was one of four Vikings playing for a title as Stoughton finished just two points behind the Spartans, 18-16.

Seniors Manny Calzada and Ike 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 in a super tiebreaker they took another Vikings title 6-3, 6-1 over McFarland juniors Landers also went undefeated to Turn to Tennis/Page 14 bring home a title at No. 3 doubles Adam Cook and Sam Divita.

The Stoughton boys and girls track teams each placed several athletes in the top eight in a variety of events last Friday at the Fort Atkinson Invitational, including all the relay teams for the girls and all but the 4x400 for the boys. The girls added eight top eight finishes in its field events, while the boys collected four. Senior Haley Houser led the charge in the field for the girls with a first place in the discus. She threw for a distance of 115 feet, 6 inches. Savanna Smith add- Houser ed a fourth place in the discus with a throw of 101-6. Houser also took second in the shot put (35-9), while sophomore Alexus Crockett claimed fifth (340). Junior Maren Schultz (high jump, triple jump), sophomore Hannah Posick (pole vault) and sophomore Megan Reese (long jump) were the other placewinners in the field events. Posick took third in the pole vault (9-6), while Schultz finished sixth in the triple jump (31-3) and seventh in the high jump (4-10). Reese was fifth in the long jump (15-5 1/2). The 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 relays all finished fourth for the Lady Vikings. The 4x100 relay was eighth. The 4x200 (Kelli Klitzke, Josie Logan, Annie Fergus and Schultz) finished in 1 minute, 53.88 seconds, while the 4x400

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Boys golf

Vikings blow past Oregon to move to 3-1

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

It wasnt the best day of golf for the Stoughton boys golf team Tuesday against Oregon at the Stoughton Country Club. But the Vikings were able to fight through some elevated scores due to the wind and hold off Oregon 173-181 to move to 3-1 in the Badger South Conference. Stoughton head coach Dave Taebel said that although the team didnt shoot its lowest score, they will take wins any way they can get them. We just want to be in position going into the conference meet that if we win the meet we can be conference champs, he said. But as for the wind, Taebel said the Vikings need to work on trajectory a

little bit and not hit the ball so high in the air. The wind is a fact of life in the spring in Wisconsin, he said. Fortunately, Oregon struggled with that too. Senior Henry Klongland once again led the way with a 38. Klongland followed a tough double bogey on the ninth hole with a birdie on the first hole to finish the day. That is a huge part of his success, just his ability to ride the emotions and deal with his adversity that inevitably comes in a round of golf, Taebel said. Senior Peter Campbell was next on the team with a 43, while junior Max Fergus shot a 45. Senior Kip Nielsen finished the scoring with a 47. Oregon was led by Carson Torhorst with a 42. Grant ODonnell was next with a 45, while Austin Busler and

Zach Eyers both shot 47s. Stoughton travels to Portage Country Club at 10 a.m. Friday to play in the Portage invite, and it goes to Whistling Straits Country Club Saturday for the Kohler invite. Stoughton finishes the week by hosting Monroe at 3:30 p.m. at Stoughton Country Club.

Monona Grove invite

The Vikings traveled to The Oaks Golf Course in Monona to make up the Monona Grove invite last Thursday. The meet was supposed to be April 18 but rain forced the meet to be moved back a week. Stoughton took advantage of the wait by posting a second-place 307,

Senior Peter Campbell attempts a putt on the ninth hole. He finished with a 43 to help Stoughton defeat Oregon in a Badger South Conference dual 173-181. Stoughton is now 3-1 in conference duals.
Photo by Anthony Iozzo

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May 2, 2013

Courier Hub


Stoughton earns revenge at Milton as Rosowski Ks 10

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Pitching continues to dominate in Badger South Conference games for the Stoughton baseball team. After falling 13-3 to Milton a few weeks ago the Vikings only conference loss so far junior PJ Rosowski stepped up Tuesday in a rematch at Milton and struck out 10 batters in an 11-4 win. PJ has been dialed in since the beginning of the year, head coach Jeremy Dunnihoo said. He has been working hard in the offseason to change his mechanics and it has really paid dividends for him. It didnt hurt that the Stoughton (6-4 overall, 5-1 Badger South) offense exploded for 11 runs either, and it started with the first batter when senior Ben Gerber (3-for-3) roped a lead-off home run to start everything off. It was nice that we set the tone right away, Dunnihoo said. We havent had many games like that this year when we came out hitting. Stoughton scored five in the first and five in the fifth, when it put the game away. Gerber started it off in the fifth with an RBI single, and he later scored on a fielders choice. Sophomore Alex Zacharias followed with an RBI single, while Rosowski knocked in two runs with a double. Senior Tony Volk finished the scoring with an RBI walk in the sixth. After Gerbers home run in the first, Alex Zacharias hit a two-run double, and Rosowski (3-for-5) and senior Zach Bower followed with RBI singles. Rosowski allowed four earned runs on nine hits but had no walks. Stoughton played at Monona Grove Wednesday, but the results were unavailable at the time of the Courier Hubs Tuesday deadline. The Vikings play at 5 p.m. Thursday at Sauk Prairie, at noon Saturday at Mount Horeb and at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Oregon.

and ran away with a 10-3 win. Rosowski picked up another win. He went six innings and allowed two earned runs on seven hits. He struck out four and walked two. He also added an RBI double in the fifth. Junior Chris Lund started the offense off with a 2-run home run in the second inning, and sophomore Cade Bunnell added an RBI single. Rosowski had an RBI sacrifice fly in the third, while Bunnell added an RBI single in the fourth. Bunnell hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth to score senior Zach Nyhagen, and Volk followed with an RBI double to bring home senior Andrew Zacharias. Schultz later hit an RBI single, and Alex Zacharias scored on a passed ball.

Vikings bombarded with games

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor


Already playing games on Thursday and Friday, the Stoughton softball team was forced to get in make-up games against Fort Atkinson and Monona Grove on Saturday. The Vikings schedule remained full of games with Tuesdays home doubleheader against Milton.

Stoughton, Milton (DH)

La Follette 13, Stoughton 11

The Vikings hosted Madison La Follette last Friday, and the Lancers scored three in the seventh to edge Stoughton 13-11. The Vikings grabbed a 10-3 lead in the third with five runs. Bower hit a two-run double and scored on an RBI single by Gerber. Sophomore Cade Bunnell followed with an RBI double and scored on an RBI ground out by Volk. Stoughton scored six in the first inning. Alex Zacharias hit an RBI ground out, and Bunnell scored on an error by the shortstop. Rosowski added an RBI single, while Bower picked up an RBI ground out.

The Vikings hosted Milton in a doubleheader on Tuesday and nearly pulled out a pair of one-run victories but instead had to settle for a split. Beckwith pitched five innings with no walks and three strikeouts before Seaton took over for the final two innings in a 3-2 win in game one. Brickson continued her hot hitting, going 2-for-4 at the plate, while Tepp went 3-for-4 with a triple. Seaton finished 2-for-3. Stoughton was unable to close out the sweep in the nightcap though, sending three pitchers to the mound in a 6-5 loss. Seaton pitched another three innings in the start before Beckwith faced five batters and Brickson closed the game with three innings of relief work. Allie Moe finished 1-for-2 at the dish Photo by Joe Koshollek with a double and two stolen bases to tie the game. Amy Hansen was 1-for-3. Sophomore pitcher Sarah Seaton fires a strike during 3-2 win over Milton in the first of

Fort Atkinson 5, Stoughton 1

two games Tuesday evening in Stoughton.

The Vikings hosted Fort Atkinson Monday and pulled out a 3-2 win. Schultz hit an RBI ground out, and Bunnell scored on a wild pitch in the fifth. Schultz also picked up the win on the mound. He went seven innings, allowing one earned run on four hits. He struck out six and walked two. Dane finally had a really nice start, Dunnihoo said. He controlled the game from the beginning. He pitched like the ace of our staff like we expect him to be. Stoughton 10, MG 3 Schultz led off the scorS t o u g h t o n w e l c o m e d ing with an RBI ground out Monona Grove last Thursday in the third.

Stoughton 3, Fort Atk. 2

Fresh off no-hitting Oregon in a doubleheader sweep, Fort Atkinsons Kaitlyn Hollman allowed only three hits Saturday in a 5-1 win against the Vikings. I would say shes the best pitcher weve seen thus far, Vikings head coach Steve Bahrke said of Hollman. Jeff (Agnew) always has his team ready to play. Stoughton freshman pitcher Holly Brickson worked seven innings, allowing two earned runs on two walks and six hits. She struck out four. In what Bahrke called an awesome game, Brickson held the Blackhawks to one run until the sixth when Fort Atkinsons Taylor Henze, who paced the Blackhawks by going 2-for-3, led off a three-run sixth inning with a walk. Hollman followed by driving in a run before Katie Raatz hit a two-RBI single. Henze finished the game 2-for-2, adding a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Hollman picked up the win, striking out 10 batters. She scattered three hits and two walk while allowing one unearned run. Brickson led Stoughton at the plate,

going 2-for-3.

circle, striking out four, while allowing two earned runs. Stoughton 3, MG 2 (8 inn.) Again Stoughtons bats went cold Stoughton and the Silver Eagles went against the Flying Arrows. I know this team can do a better to eight innings for the second time in job of hitting than weve displayed, three days Saturday. Sarah Seaton tossed a complete game Bahrke said. five-hitter Saturday and Bethany Veum singled home Cassie Adams for the go- MG 4, Stoughton 3 (8 inn.) ahead run in the home half of the eighth Earlier in the week the Vikings fell inning for a 3-2 victory over Monona one run shy of Monona Grove on the road as the Silver Eagles clean-up hitter Grove. Trailing in the fourth inning, Peyton singled home the go-ahead run in botGross stole home to knot the score and tom of the eighth. eventually help the Vikings force extra Beckwith took the loss last Thursday, innings. allowing three earned runs on nine hits Casey Beckwith, Amy Hansen and over eight innings of work. She struck Samantha Tepp each went 2-for-4, col- out six. lecting six of the Vikings nine basehits. Casey pitched a heck of a game, Monona Grove freshman Kelsey Bahrke said. Stinson allowed two earned runs, while Brickson paced Stoughton, going striking out four in the loss. Teammate 3-for-4 with a double at the plate. Molly Romaniak led the Silver Eagles Silver Eagles junior Alexa Kelsey at the plate, going 2-for-3. finished 2-for-4 with a triple to pace Monona Grove, while sophomore Lancaster 3, Stoughton 2 Meredith Holt went 2-for-4 without an The Vikings hosted non-conference extra-base hit. Freshman Kelsey Stinson fanned 12 Lancaster on Friday, losing 3-2. Brickson went the distance in the Vikings to take the win.

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May 2, 2013

Courier Hub


Photo by Joe Koshollek

He shoots, he scores
Stoughton High School lacrosses Dakota Andre winds up and takes a shot at the goal in the second quarter Tuesday against Sauk Prairie.

Girls soccer
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Vikings drop three games but score first goal of the season
Goals have been tough to come by for the Stoughton girls soccer team, but it finally was able to break its scoreless streak with a goal Monday at Cambridge/Deerfield. Stoughton, which controlled possession for much of the game, was caught pressing in the 70th minute, however. Cambridges Carly Philpot scored and the Vikings fell 3-1. Despite the odd loss, which had a penalty kick and two odd breaks go against Stoughton (0-5 overall, 0-3 Badger South), head coach Dave Wermuth was optimistic that the girls were able to get seven shots on goal. He just hopes the possession and shots lead to more goals on the stat sheets. I am trying to find the right combination for girls to get the ball into the goal, but it has been hard, Wermuth said. We have a lot of new faces on the team, but the girls are starting to get better at finding one another. Hopefully, we will be able to see more balls go into the net as the season continues. Amanda Hoff scored Stoughtons first goal with an assist to Alex Weeden in the 61st minute. Cambridge struck first in the 32nd minute with a goal by Jessie Steen and an assist to Skye Kravik. Amanda Jensen made it 2-0 in the 35th minute with a penalty kick. Steph Myszkowski finished with a save, while Kaylyn Hinchley picked up six. Stoughton continues the season at 7 p.m. Thursday against Monroe at home before traveling to Lodi at 4 p.m. Friday for a quad. Shanda Roeming assisted Danielle Harris on a goal in the fifth minute before scoring herself in the seventh minute. Roeming added a second goal with an assist to Aneeta Baladi in the 66th minute. Jessica Engle knocked in a goal in the ninth minute, and Savanah Cruz scored in the MG 5, Stoughton 0 59th minute. Wood had 11 saves for Stoughton hosted Monona Grove Saturday and allowed Stoughton, while McKenna three early goals on its way to Crossen picked up three for Monona Grove. a 5-0 loss. Paige Zimmerman made it 2-0 in the 79th minute with an assist to Delaney Hanrahan. Myszkowski was out with a sore neck, and Hannah Wood took her spot in the goal. Wood picked up four saves. Megan Tickner had two for Lake Mills.

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Tennis: Vikings add two more dual wins

Continued from page 11 against Sun Prairies Nick Fredrickson and Ty Enger. With Kahl moving over to the doubles side, Gharrity stepped up to No. 1 singles where he finished second to McFarlands Tim Vallon. Evans and Shaffer, who entered the tournament undefeated, lost to Sun Prairie junior No. 1 singles player Keegan Moldenhauer and sophomore 2 singles player Yuri Drenoske, who Photo by Jeremy Jones moved over to doubles for Stoughtons Tanner Kahl returns a shot at No. 2 doubles Friday. the tournament. E v a n s a n d S h a f f e r Kahl and Elijah Thunell (left) moved from No. 1 and 2 singles to bounced back with a 6-4, win the Stoughton Invitational title at 2 doubles. 6-4 win over a good La Their first time playing cruise to a 7-0 drubbing of Crosse Logan team. together, Austin Scheel Portage in a Badger ConStoughton 5, Baraboo 2 and Landers added a 1-6, ference crossover dual. Kahl and Gharrity both S t o u g h t o n t o o k N o . 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 douneeded tiebreakers to put bles to cap the evening. 1 through 3 singles and Stoughton traveled to their No. 1 and 3 singles added the top two doubles spots Monday as the Monroe on Wednesday matches away. Kahl gutVikings rolled to a 5-2 win to make up their April 18 ted out a tough first set, dual against the Cheese- 7-6 (4), 6-3, while Gharrity against Baraboo. Kahl led the way atop the makers. Check next weeks struggled before eventually closing out the day, 6-2, lineup, cruising 6-0, 6-2 at Courier Hub for results. 7-6 (2). The Vikings keep on the 1 singles, while Thunell Thunell and McMullin and Gharrity added 6-3, road Thursday for a 4:30 cruised 6-2, 6-2 and 6-1, p.m. dual at Fort Atkinson. 6-2 and 6-4, 6-4 wins at S t o u g h t o n h o s t s i t s 6-2 at No. 2 and 4 singles, No. 2 and 3 singles. Tanner did a good job annual invitational on Sat- respectively. Evans and Shaffer were stringing together long urday. Starting at 8:30 rallies, Reischel said. a.m., all singles matches even more dominant at No. Everyone seems to feed will be played in Stough- 1 doubles, rolling 6-1, 6-0. Calzada and Landers off Tanner when hes play- ton, while doubles matchand Nathan Lawlor and es will be held at Oregon ing well like that. Breckin Houser capped E l i j a h s i m p l y o u t - High School. the blowout with 7-5, 6-0 worked his opponent. Stoughton 7, Portage 0 and 6-3, 6-1 victories at Evans and Shaffer turned Earlier in the week, the the bottom of the doubles in the quickest match with a 6-0, 6-1 win in straight Vikings swept all seven lineup. The Vikings JV team fell flights last Thursday to sets at 1 doubles. 8-1.

Track: Girls still undefeated in conference

Continued from page 11 (Devan Montgomery, Katherine Rude, Nikki Staffen and Reese) finished in 4:25.54. The 4x800 (Ashley Harnack, Katie Roe, Montgomery and Rude) reached the finish line in 10:37.8, and the 4x100 (Rachel Dvorak, Shelby Orcutt, Erica Gryttenholm and Jordyn Weum) finished in 55.48. Hannah Sonsalla added a second place in the 300 low hurdles (49.62), while Avery Jamison was fifth in the 100 high hurdles (18.04). The distance runners also had some success. Harnack was fifth in the 3200 (12:49.79), and Staffen was sixth in the 1600 (5:39.86). Kezia Miller was the other placewinner. She took fifth in the 100 (13.59). The girls finished fourth with 89 points. Mukwonago (114.5), Monona Grove (96) and Dodgeville/Mineral Point (94.5) finished in the top three, respectively. On the boys side, junior Luke Logan led the charge in the field events. He took second in the high jump with a height of 6-0. Logan also took eighth in the pole vault, one spot behind teammate Jacob Eugster. Both reached a height of 10-6. Junior Donald Lehr added a fifth place in the discus (121-11). The 4x200 relay (Jalen Clark, Will Clark, Logan and Eugster) took fourth in a time of 1:36.43. The 4x100 (Sebastian Amyotte, Will Clark, Jalen Clark and Ben Veum) and the 4x800 (Jacob Roe, Santiago Sarthou, John McCune and Everett Lenz) each finished eighth. The 4x100s time was 47.05, while the 4x800 team finished in 8:51.56. Jalen Clark added a fifth place in the 100 (11.32), while Sarthou was sixth in the 1600 (4:52.72). River Hoaglin was sixth in the 300 intermediate hurdles in 44.57. Roe and McCune were the other placewinners for the boys. Roe took seventh in the 3200 in 10:34.83, while McCune was seventh in both the 400 (55.18) and the 800 (2:08.64). Both the boys and the girls continue the season at 4:30 p.m. Friday hosting the Stoughton Invitational. They then host a triple dual at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, against Oregon and Fort Atkinson. Stoughtons way, minus the long jump. Schultz took the high jump with a height of 4-8, while Houser won the shot (38-7) and the discus (107). Reese finished the field with a first in the triple jump with a distance of 32-4 1/4. Maren Gryttenholm won the 400 in 28.39, while Staffen won the 400 in a time of 1:04.4. Sonsalla finished the first places with a win in the 300 hurdles. She reached the finish line in 1:04.4. The Lady Vikings still remain undefeated in Badger South Conference duals this season. The conference meet is Tuesday, May 15, at Oregon. The boys picked up seven first places in its loss to Monona Grove. Logan was a part of three of them. He won the pole vault with a height of 11 feet, and he claimed top honors in the high jump at 5-10. Logan also helped the 4x400 relay to first with teammates Will Clark, Derek Schultz and McCune. The team reached the finish line in 3:39. Hoaglin added the 300 hurdles in 44.1, while Giles France won the 800 in 2:22. McCune and Sarthou won the mile and the two mile, respectively, to cap the first places. McCune won the 1,600 in 4:47, while Sarthou took the 3,200 in 11:03.

Stoughton, MG

The boys and girls track teams traveled to Monona Grove Tuesday for a Badger South Conference dual. The girls came out victorious 81-64, while the boys fell a little short in an 82.5- 63.5 loss. Despite the split, both teams had a handful of first-place winners. For the girls, Posick made the biggest splash. She set a new Stoughton High School record in the pole vault with a height of 10-5. The rest of the field events also went

Golf: Vikes take second at Geneva National

scoring with an 84. Waunakee was third with just two strokes behind Mil- a 311 followed by Sauk Prairie (312) and Edgerton waukee Marquette. Klongland led the way (316). with a 68, which was first overall. Fergus followed Geneva National invite The Vikings traveled to with a 75. Senior Anders Tiffany was net with an 80, Geneva National Country while Campbell finished the Club Monday to play at the Lake Geneva Badger invite Photo by Anthony Iozzo and finished second with a 323. Senior Nick Dvorak gives his Fergus led the charge with best Shooter McGavin, a character in the movie Happy Gilmore, a 76. Taebel said that his ball striking on that day was impression after making a par working well, putting him in putt on the first hole Tuesday. Dvorak, a junior varsity reserve, great positions throughout the day. finished with a 48. Fergus finished second overall due to a scorecard playoff with the individual champion Zach Hentrich (Lancaster). Waterfords Zack Nash was third with a 77. Klongland was next on the team with an 80. Tiffany Specializing in Residential Cleaning and Campbell finished the Insured 11 Years Experience scoring with an 82 and an Reliable Free Estimates 85, respectively. Edgerton finished third with a 327, while ford (333) and Lancaster (334) took fourth and fifth. Continued from page 11

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May 2, 2013

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Streambank: Erosion concerns most council members

Continued from page 1 of the erosion problem, but nobody wants to hear that, he said.

It erodes to the point that the roots just give way and the tree falls in the water.
Tom Lynch Director Stoughton Parks and Recreation

Action needed

Majewskis opinion wasnt widely shared on the council. Alders Sonny Swangstu (D-1) and Michael Engelberger (D-2) both spoke at last weeks meeting in support of seeking the grant and reinforcing the riverbanks. The councils vote reflected their views. Tom Lynch, the citys director of Parks and Recreation, and streets superintendent Karl Manthe, have worked with the Public Works committee on the project. Lynch said the riverbank work definitely needs to be done. Ive been here 30-some years and weve had a couple trees go in, he told the Hub . It erodes to the point that the roots just give way and the tree falls in the water. If you look closely, you can see that there used to be like a rock wall all along the riverbank, he added. It was really cool; you can see some remains of that in places. But we cant do that again. The DNR discourages walls now, so we have to start doing these projects again, and hopefully it will be more permanent. Ald. Paul Lawrence

(Dist. 2) said the city debated the idea of lowering the water level when it discussed whether to rebuild or remove the dam several years ago. The council decided to rebuild the dam and maintain the river level. People have gotten used to the river level being what it is for the last 50 or 100 years or whatever, Lawrence said. We have an eroding riverbank, and that particular stretch at Division Street Park is looking rough.

What alternatives?

Majewski said he realizes that people dont want to see the mud flats that would result from lowering the rivers level, but he said that would only be temporary. The city could seed and grow plants along the riverbanks, and within a year the mud would disappear, he said. He realized the dam has been rebuilt and is not going anywhere. But he thinks when the city turns its attention to stabilizing Citys best interest? the riverbanks along RivMajewski also objected erside Drive, its going to to the way the funds were be a much more expensive being allocated.

effort than the current proposal. He said hes trying to take the long view of the issue. We spent a quarter-million dollars on a dam that doesnt function the way its supposed to because it will never again generate electricity, as it had in years prior to 1980, he said. Were going to spend probably at a minimum of a half-million dollars to stabilize the banks for the dam that doesnt do anything. I just have a hard time spending money on something that is not necessary. If the city does get the competitive grant, the citys match would be about $90,000. Its got about $35,000 in this years budget for the project. Manthe said the city would get credit for about $38,000 worth of in-kind work, leaving about $17,000 that would need to be set aside in next years budget for the work.

He said if the city is going to use $100,000 for park development, he would rather see it go toward replacing play ground equipment, restoring ball fields or adding a new ball field or pavilion. Or better yet, come into compliance with the (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements for the parks, he said. Those would all be great projects. This is much more of a public works project and it should be there, not in recreation. Lawrence said many people, including past mayors, have urged him and the council to do something about the erosion, particularly at Division Street Park. I think its still in the citys best interest to pursue the grant, he said. The riverfront is something nice for everybody to enjoy, and we should try to do what we can to shore it up. I think we should go after this money and do what we can to stabilize the shore, Lawrence said. He added that during the debate over the dam, someone made the point that if you lower the water level, its going to start exposing all sorts of kind of ugly stuff there like pipes and things of that nature. I just dont see that as being a viable alternative at all at this point, he said.

To dam or not to dam

Several years ago, when the city decided to rebuild the dam on the Yahara River, it didnt engage in a very robust debate and made the wrong decision for the environment, said Ald. Tom Majewski. He thinks the decision to repair the dam was done solely for outward appearances, which could easily change with a little seeding and time. Majewski, who once worked for the Department of Natural Resources as the grant program manager for Stewardship Grants for local municipalities, said experts agree that dams are not good for rivers or the creatures that live in them. Getting rid of the dams improves the water quality, he explained. Its better for fisheries. Environmentally, its better because you get more diversity and have a faster flow. He said grants offered by the DNR support that perspective: There are no grants for the building or rebuilding of dams, but there are grants for the removal of dams and the restoration of rivers afterwards. He pointed to several examples of places where dams were removed. The thing is, when the dam is open and the river is lowered, its only for a short period of time, and you see the mud flats but never see whats going to happen after that process is done, Majewski said. Go to Indianford, go to Rockdale, or Milwaukee or West Bend or Baraboo. There are numerous examples. Tom Lynch, director of Parks and Recreation, said when the council decided to rebuild the dam instead of removing it, part of the argument was because it used to generate power and could again in the future. I think that influenced the decision, he said. But Majewski and Stoughton Utilities director Bob Kardasz both said they highly doubt that will ever happen. Kardasz said rebuilding the power-generating element of the dam would be far too expensive. Lynch said there were council members who thought the river would be healthier if there were no dam. And they were probably right, he said. But there werent enough people that could imagine how that would be. Weve had times when the dam was opened up to work on it, and then you see what happens with the river low and all this exposed mud. Its not a pretty picture, and youd have to look past that and see it all seeded in and with growth along the riverbank. The River Task Force has been wanting to go that way.

Council vote expands downtown redevelopment area

Bill Livick
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The Common Council last week unanimously adopted a resolution expanding Redevelopment Area No. 2 to include most of downtown Stoughton and authorizing the city to establish a revolving loan fund. The new boundaries of the redevelopment area nearly double its size. State statutes allow the citys Redevelopment Authority to administer loan funds only within a redevelopment area. The citys new fund

will give downtown business and property owners an opportunity for no-interest or low-interest loans for property improvements. In order to expand the redevelopment area, the city had to certify that at least 50 percent of properties in the area qualify under the states definition of blighted. The city hired Vierbicher Associates to conduct a study of the 108 properties in RA No. 2, which determined that 78 percent would qualify. A property can qualify if it is obsolete or there is deterioration inside or outside a

structure. At the councils meeting in February to accept Vierbichers study, only council president Eric Hohol voted against the resolution, fearing the perception that the blight term could have on businesses and families considering Stoughton as a place to relocate. But Mayor Donna Olson said people should not be concerned about the word. The outcome is a very good thing for our downtown and our downtown businesses and property owners, she said. It means the city will invest in its downtown.

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Alder: Prospects need to fill out application

Continued from page 1 2014 election; appoint a replacement to serve until the term expires in April 2016; or leave the seat vacant. As in the past two other times since October 2011 candidates for the seat will fill out a four-question application and submit it to the council. The applicants will then appear at the Tuesday, May 28, meeting to answer the same questions, along with any others the council poses. Ald. Paul Lawrence (Dist. 2) said he would prefer to appoint someone to the Dist. 4 seat for a year, an idea that Olstad himself endorsed. Ald. Tom Selsor (Dist. 4), who in February was appointed to the seat vacated by former Ald. Larry Peterson, said he didnt know if thats really necessary to have somebody come in for one year. He said the job has a steep learning curve and it seems like its a lot of spinning wheels for a very short Olstad time. But the majority felt it would be better to make an appointment and fill the seat. The question is whether anyone will apply. Selsor was the only person to apply for Petersons former seat, even after the council extended the deadline by about a month. That happened in the same district that Olstad represents. Council president Eric Hohol said the council hopes to make an appointment at its May 28 meeting, but he added the group could function without filling the position. On the other hand, a big issue could suddenly surface and there could be all sorts of interest in the seat, he said. Theres really no burning issue that people are overly excited about, Hohol said. That could change, and then there could be a lot of interest in the seat. You just never know. Acting city clerk Pili Hougan said the city will advertise to fill the vacant seat for two weeks, with an application deadline of 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20. The council plans to interview candidates at its May 28 meeting and seat the chosen candidate at the same meeting. To apply for the seat, which is open to those in Dist. 4 Wards 9 and 10 applications and questionnaires are available at City Hall or the citys website. For information or to have the materials mailed, contact Hougan at 646-0423 or mhougan@

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May 2, 2013

Study: Researchers from KU

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Continued from page 1 new for the district, but the designation from KU marks a new level of study of what Stoughton has been doing, acknowledged Pete Wilson, the districts director of student services. This time, outside researchers will observe classroom instruction to see what goes on and highlight those practices as examples for what other school districts can do. This is the first time we have had this intensive amount of research done, Wilson said. That research will be conducted by KUs new SWIFT (School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Center, which started with the help of a $24.5 million federal grant. Fox Prairie will join schools in Missouri, Florida, Massachusetts and California as the centers first research schools and help the center develop a catalogue of exemplary practices in inclusive teaching that other school districts can use. A team of researchers could be back here by the end of the school year for their first visit, Jamison said. Im just so happy for the people here, he said. I think its really satisfying for them. late February to observe classroom work and meet with parents and teachers. The center looked at things like the level of support teachers receive, the amount of community and parental engagement in the school and evidence-based academic instruction. Wayne Sailor, the head of the SWIFT Center, later informed Jamison that Fox Prairie had been selected. This was a very rigorous process we have just gone through, and you should consider yourself to be among the finest schools in the nation, Sailor told Jamison, according to a news release from SASD.

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Fox Prairie and the other five schools were selected from an initial pool of 35 schools, including Stoughtons River Bluff Middle School, from across the country. Wilson said representatives from the SWIFT Center had contacted him and asked him for recommendations about which Stoughton schools to consider for the project. We popped up on the radar for a number of researchers, Wilson said. Part of that could be the amount of attention the district has been garnering over the past year in particular. Representatives from the Minnesota-based National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) visited Stoughton last year and later featured the district on its website, which showcases districts that have successfully implemented an inclusive teaching model. Stoughton also won the 2012 District of the Year award from a Washington, D.C.-based organization that advocates for the disabled and their families. After reaching the finalist stage, a team from the SWIFT Center visited Fox Prairie and River Bluff in

Thats quite a contrast from just nine years ago, when Stoughton was flagged by the state Department of Public Instruction for its low graduation rate for students with disabilities. That, along with problems in student test scores in math in particular, prompted a review of how the district delivers instruction. Officials later concluded that special education or struggling students were not receiving the attention they needed when they were pulled out of regular classes. And those were not the only effects from that approach, said Jamison, who has been with the district for more than 20 years. He talked about the effect of pulling a child out of his or her classroom - and away from their friends and essentially segregating them. Their world shrinks, he said. I think it chips away at their self-confidence and self-concept. Now, special education and general teachers work side by side in the same classroom, and in some cases a visitor can walk into a classroom and not know which students have special needs and which do not. The gap between graduation rates for students with and without disabilities, meanwhile, has closed. Test scores have improved. Its the culmination of work that goes back years. Jamison talked about how some of the districts previous issues (at one time it had the third highest rate in the state of placing students into special education) also provided a catalyst for change. Oddly enough, thats probably the best thing that ever happened, he said. Its led to this, and this is just really neat.

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Dane Countys new, 4,500-square-foot Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility was to open May 1 and be available to county residents year-round. The new facility, located at 7102 U.S. Hwys. 12 and 18, in Madison, features expanded waste-handling capabilities and a much larger area devoted to product exchange, according to a release. The opening of the new facility means the countys Clean Sweep program, where residents can bring in hazardous household materials such as oil-based paints, pesticides and poisons, household products with organic solvents, ignitables, and aerosols, and Rechargeable Batteries, will be available yearround. The county closed its old facility, located at Fish Hatchery Road, in November 2012. Hours of operation at the new facility will be Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. till 10:45 am. The Dane County Clean Sweep Program is one of the largest continuously operated household hazardous waste programs in the State of Wisconsin, the release said. Since the opening of its first permanent seasonal facility in 1993, Dane County has captured over 10.8 million pounds of household hazardous waste. Residents should call (608) 243-0368 for additional details, including the fee structure, or visit www.danecounty

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Reports collected from the obstructing an officer, theft, Stoughton Police Department damaging property and poslog books. session of drug paraphernalia after a report of a burglary in April 1 the Business Park North. 10:27 a.m. Police were called about a man on Silvera- April 5 do Drive who was in his win4:23 p.m. Police were dow naked, waving at people. called to West Wilson Street Officers were unable to locate after reports of a child being the man. followed by a man in a vehi5:01 p.m. An 8-year-old cle. Police found that the man boy dialed 9-1-1 because he was the boys father who had was unhappy with what was went to pick the child up from for dinner. Upon call back school. The child had wanted by police, the child could be to walk home from school, so heard saying that he had a the man followed him in his terrible mother. The boy was vehicle. counseled by police on the 4:47 p.m. A man comappropriate use of 9-1-1. plained to police after seeing a group of protesters used a April 2 picture of Hitler in comparison 4:09 p.m. A group of young to President Barack Obama. boys were counseled by police 8:10 p.m. A 54-year-old after reports of using a BB gun man was cited for his fourth near Jackson Street. The issue OWI after being involved in a was resolved between the hit and run crash on Nygaard boys and their parents. Street. April 3 7:47 p.m. Municipal citations were issued to one 8thgrader and one 9th-grader after they were reported fighting outside Stoughton High School. 12:35 p.m. Police were called to a fight at River Bluff Middle School. April 6 12:10 a.m. A 48-yearold woman was warned for dumpster diving near the Dollar General. 11:09 a.m. A 19-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct after a fight on Forrest Street. 11:29 p.m. A 59-year-old man was cited for OWI after April 4 being stopped for speeding on 6:30 p.m. A 55-year-old Roby Road near Chapin Lane. man called police to report a homeless person was sleep- April 7 ing in the basement of an 3:15 a.m. A 20-year-old apartment on Lincoln Avenue. man was arrested for outThe homeless person was standing warrants, bail jumpdetermined to be the mans ing, probation violations and son. resisting an officer on Jackson 11:42 p.m. A 47-year- Street. Several juveniles were old man was arrested for cited for underage drinking at outstanding warrants, the same time and place after reports of loud noise coming from the area. 7:08 p.m. A 21-year-old woman was arrested for possible fraud after a debit card was reported stolen and used at Kwik Trip. April 8 12:59 p.m. A number of hand tools, scissors, a mechanical pencil and extension cords were reported stolen from Cummins. April 9 7:26 p.m. A 45-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct after a domestic disturbance was reported on Van Buren Street. April 11 11:03 a.m. A 53-year-old man was warned for trespassing after he was found sitting at the dumpster near the Dollar General, drinking alcohol and asking people if they wanted to go on a date. - Mark Ignatowski

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Case No. 2013PR274 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for Informal Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth November 7, 1952 and date of death March 26, 2013, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 701 Kvamme Lane, Stoughton, WI 53589. 3. The application will be heard at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000, before the presiding Probate Registrar, on May 20, 2013 at 8:00 am. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedents estate is July 26, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 608-266-4311 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Lisa Chandler Probate Registrar April 19, 2013 David. M. Houser 301 W. Main Street PO Box 347 Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-7781 Bar Number: 1013777 Published: April 25, May 2 and 9, 2013 WNAXLP

Ralph Middlecamp, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, for in-vehicle sales and service as an accessory use at 1509 US Highway 51 & 138, Stoughton, Wisconsin. The property at 1509 US Highway 51 & 138, Stoughton, Wisconsin is more fully described as follows: Parcel Number: 281/0511-071-8572-2 LOT 2 CSM 12748 CS80/262&2648/28/2009 F/K/A LOT 1 CSM 10897 CS65/125-129 10/28/2003 F/K/A LOT 2 CSM 10517 & PRT OF OUTLOT A PLEASANT HILL HEIGHTS & ALSO INCL & DESCR AS SEC 7-5-11 PRT NW1/4NE1/4 (1.520 ACRES) SUBJ TO ACCESS ESMT AGRMT IN DOC #4614720 For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Michael P Stacey Zoning Administrator Published: April 25 and May 2, 2013 WNAXLP



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

the improvement has been determined as to each parcel of real estate affected and a statement of the assessment is on file with the city clerk; it is proposed to collect the special assessment in five (5)annual installments if the amount is over $200.00 with an interest rate of 3.75%; or if over $1,500.00 may be paid in ten (10) annual installments with interest at 3.75%; as provided for by section 66.0715 of the Wisconsin State Statutes at an interest rate of 3.75% per year; that all assessments will be collected in installments as provided above except assessments on property where the owner files with the city clerk within 30 days from the date of this notice a written notice that the owner elects to pay the special assessment on the owners property, describing the property, to the city treasurer on or before the following November 1, unless the election is revoked. If, after making the election, the property owner fails to make a payment to the city treasurer, the city clerk shall place the entire assessment on the following tax roll. Dated this 25 day of April, 2013 Maria P. Hougan Acting City Clerk May 5, 2013 WNAXLP

The City of Stoughton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:00 oclock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, 321 South Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposed Conditional Use Permit Application by



Every person shall destroy all noxious weeds on all lands which he shall own, occupy or control. The term noxious weeds includes Canada Thistle, leafy spurge and field bindweed. /s/Cassandra Suettinger Clerk/Treasurer Published: May 2 and 9, 2013 WNAXLP



Agenda: 1. Call meeting to order. 2. Roll Call. 3. Approval of April meeting minutes. 4. Inquiry from Dawn Copus regarding possible split of property. 5. Discussion/update/necessary action on items from previous meetings: * Stoughton FUDA. * Town of Rutland Comprehensive Plan. * Hwy 138/14 ParknRide and Impact on Comprehensive plan. 6. Adjournment. Dawn George, Clerk May 2, 2013 WNAXLP



erators License applications: * White Rock * Racetrack * Joe Eugster Class B Beer and Class C Wine with conditions. * Operators Licenses 6. Oregon Senior Center Agreement discussion and action as necessary. 7. Stoughton Senior Citizen 2012 annual report. 8. Discussion and action on executing excavator agreement if necessary. 9. Discussion and possible action on bid for purchase of Bobcat and trailer. 10. Update on 2013 Road Work as necessary. 11. Planning Commission report. 12. Consent Agenda: * Minutes February meeting. * Treasurers Report. * Vouchers and Checks. 13. Correspondence: * Rose Schroeter letter regarding DOT Hwy 51 bypass on CTY RD B. 14. Status of Joint Fire Discussions as necessary. 15. Consideration of renewal of CDBG program. 16. Discussion on new Town Hall matters as necessary. Review Strand space needs study draft. 17. Upcoming meetings and reports of meetings attended by the Board as necessary. * Brooklyn Fire/EMS 18. Adjournment. Dawn George, Clerk May 2, 2013 WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given that a contract has been let for the improvement of sidewalk, curb & gutter and driveways related to the 2013 Street & Utility Reconstruction Project, and that the amount of the special assessment for



AGENDA: 1. Appearance by Dane Co. Sheriff Dept. representative. 2. Constable Report. 3. Discussion and necessary action on racetrack deed restriction document. 4. Rutland Church and Cemetery matters. * Discussion and any action necessary on Rutland cemetery cleaning agreement. * Rutland Church Rental agreement discussion and necessary action. * Discussion and update on landscaping with action as necessary. 5. Receive Alcohol License and Op-

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WHEREAS, on March 26, 2013, the Common Council adopted Resolution, R-41-2013, declaring its intention to levy special assessments upon property within the areas described in the City Engineers report attached as Attachment A; (report is on file in the Clerks office) WHEREAS the Common Council held a public hearing for the purpose of hearing all interested persons concerning the preliminary resolution and report



of the City Engineer on the following described area for benefits accruing to such property within the project area: The improvement of sidewalk and curb & gutter and driveways related to the 2013 Street and Utility Reconstruction Project. Further defined as reconstruction on Ridge Street, Hillside Avenue, Fourth Street, Milwaukee Street. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Stoughton as follows: 1. That the report of the City Engineer pertaining to the construction of the above-described improvements, including plans and specifications therefore is hereby adopted and approved and it is hereby directed that such work be carried out in accordance with the report of the City Engineer. 2. That payment for said improvements be made by assessing the cost to the property benefited as indicated in said report. The assessment represents an exercise of the police power and has been determined on a reasonable basis and is hereby confirmed. 3. That benefits and damages shown on the report are true and correct and are hereby confirmed. 4. The assessment levied against any parcel shall be paid in cash on or before November 1, 2013; or if over $200.00 may be paid in five (5) annual installments with interest at 3.75%; or if over $1,500.00 may be paid in ten (10) annual installments with interest at 3.75%; or may be deferred only on such terms and in such manner as prescribed by the Stoughton City Council, as referred to in Section 2-646 through 2-654 of the Stoughton Municipal Code. 5. The City Clerk is directed to publish this resolution as a Class I notice in the Courier Hub. 6. The Clerk is further directed to mail this resolution and a statement of the final assessment against his/her property to every interested person whose name appears on the assessment roll whose post-office address is known or can with reasonable diligence be ascertained. This is to certify that the foregoing resolution was duly adopted by the Common Council of the City of Stoughton at a meeting called for this purpose on the 23th day of April, 2013. The City Engineers report is on file and available in the City Clerks office between the hours of 7:30 am. to 4:30 pm. Monday-Thursday. Maria P. Hougan Acting City Clerk Published: May 2, 2013 WNAXLP

Date Introduced: 3/12/2013 & 4/23/2013 The Common Council of the City of Stoughton do ordain as follows: Sec. 2-478.- Maintenance of records and funds The city treasurer/finance director shall maintain all financial records and funds relating to city-owned cemeteries and the Street Department duties will include: the sale of lots, transfer of deeds, maintenance of burial records, interment locations and deposit of monies received for the cemetery maintenance fund. The city treasurer/finance director shall, from time to time, prepare and submit to the cemetery board at its request a financial statement and the Street Department will submit an inventory of available grave sites. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its date of publication. Council Adopted: 4/23/2013 (12-0) Mayor Approved: 4/23/2013 Donna Olson, Mayor Attest: 4/24/2013 Maria Hougan, Acting City Clerk Published: May 2, 2013 WNAXLP

To amend Section 2-478 related to Cemetery Board maintenance of records and funds. Committee Action: Public Works approved 4-0 Fiscal Impact: None File Number: O-5-2013



The Stoughton Area School District is requesting proposals for school food service management services. The Food Service Management Company will provide management services according to requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Food Service Management Company proposals should be submitted to: Ms. Erica Pickett Director of Business Services Stoughton Area School District 320 North Street Stoughton, WI 53589 The Stoughton Area School Districts Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or to accept the proposal that is in the best interest of the school district. A mandatory pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the School District Office, 320 North Street, Stoughton, WI 53589 A copy of the Request for Proposals can be obtained by contacting Erica Pickett at erica.pickett@stoughton.l12. It will be released after DPI review and approval. All proposals must be submitted no later than May 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM (noon) C.S.T . Proposals should be delivered in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Ms. Erica Pickett, Director of Business Services, Stoughton Area School District and clearly marked: Food Service Management Proposal. Published: May 2, 2013 WNAXLP ***

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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

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.

115 Cemetery Lots & Monuments


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

143 Notices

652 Garage Sales

360 Trailers

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

FLEA MARKET VENDORS needed. Green County Pickers Antique & Flea Market, Monroe, WI Fairgrounds. June 8 & 9th and Sep 7 & 8th. Booths starting $30. Application at: or call 608-325-9159. ROTARY MEMBERS have helped immunize more than 2 billion children in 122 countries! Locate the nearest club at This message provided by PaperChain & your local community paper. (wcan)

390 Auto: Wanted To Buy

508 Child Care & Nurseries

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

560 Professional Services

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

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

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

COLLEGE GIRL with childcare experience, available for the summer to watch your children in your home. Flexible schedule Mon-Fri. Please email NEW SCHOOL-AGE only care in Oregon! Kids' Club and Learning Center opening in June for kids ages 5-12. Great location, affordable rates. 835-5468 or OPENINGS FOR child care infants to school age welcome.Stoughton area Meals included. Fun learning environment. 20+ years experience with excellent references. Debbie 608-877-1711 WILL PROVIDE EXPERIENCED, loving, childcare in my home. Stoughton 345-6675 CLASSIFIEDADDEADLINEISNoonFriday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules.

576 Special Services

THE Courier Hub CLASSIFIEDS, the bestplacetobuyorsell.Call845-9559,873-6671or835-6677. ALONE? EMERGENCIES Happen! Get Help with one button push! $29.95/ month. Free equipment, Free set-up. Protection for you or a loved one. Call LifeWatch USA 888-229-1078 (wcan) .

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

EDGERTON- 638 Washington Rd 5/25/4 8am-6pm. Huge Garage Sale Don't miss this one! Large selection of like new name brand girl's clothing size xs-xl boy's clothing size 6-8. Women's clothing, some new, with tags; Miss Me and Silver Buckle jeans for girls, Justin boots for girls: youth English saddles, Chevy truck tires Wrangler 70R-16, Men's Italian leather motorcycle racing coveralls, antiques including Currier & Ives dishes, cast iron cookware, antique wheel borrow plus much, much more. New items will be added daily due to too many years of accumulation.

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.

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.

163 Training Schools

AIRLINE CAREERS: become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FFA approved training. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 888-242-3193 (wcan) CLASSIFIEDADDEADLINEISNoonFriday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules.

EVANSVILLE- 17443 W Croft Rd. Just outside of Evansville Fri and Sat. May 3-4th 7-3pm. Huge 5 family garage sale!! All indoors! Tons of band name kids clothes and shoes; Boys 0-5T, Girls newborn to size 12. Maternity clothes, beautiful oak crib set, highchair, stroller/ carseat, exersaucers, bouncy seats, crib bedding sets, boys twin comforters, kids toys, puzzles and games, 2 king comforters, treadmill, brand new portable massage table with heated pad. 2 solid oak dressers with matching sofa table and full length mirror, glass top patio table and padded chairs, Patterson paintings, Lia Sophia jewelry, and Wendy's Sweet Sensations cupcakes and desserts to enjoy while you shop. FITCHBURG- LACY HEIGHTS. NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE 8AM-2PM. Fri-Sat May3-4. Many families- 1/2 mile south off PD on Osmundsen Rd near Jasmine Dr. Maps available at each house. Skis, snowboard, youth golf clubs, DVD player, PSP & Gameboy Advanced w/ games, headboards, bedding, entertainment center, freezer, shelving, games, adult, teen & kids clothes, vintage wedding dress size-10

664 Lawn & Garden

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

666 Medical & Health Supplies

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

550 Insurance

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

SAVE MONEY On Auto Incurance from the major names you trust. No forms. No hassle. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! 888-708-0274 (wcan)

Petersons Service
Repairs & Tune-Ups Oil Changes Tires Transmissions Starters A.C. Brakes Engines Struts Shocks Radiators Exhaust Systems

Since 1967

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% buyers 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.


OREGON 175 Saratoga Circle Friday noon-5pm; Saturday 8am-4pm. Name brand clothing girls 7-12, boys large/ men's medium; framed art, girls comforter set, books, household. OREGON 327 Market St. May 10 7am-4pm and May 11 7am-noon. Women's Clothing Warehouse Sale! Blowout outerwear, casual wear and accessories! Credit cards accepted.

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

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

Wanless auction Group lyle Wanless #Wi #22, Broker



Call for an appointment today!

4658 Hwy. 92, Brooklyn, Wi 53521 office: (608) 455-8784 cell: (608) 516-5401 email:


see listing at

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.

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

435 E. Main St., Stoughton

$113,500 - MLS #1673501 8.39 acres, zoned RH-2 but possible rezoned limited commercial. Stroll the pathway and walk the land.

Leslie Road, Stoughton, WI

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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)

688 Sporting Goods & Recreational

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)


Marilyn Jacobson, Broker Associate 608.333.2749


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/Os 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)

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

690 Wanted

692 Electronics

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

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

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

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

May 2, 2013
990 Farm: Service & Merchandise 447 Professional

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696 Wanted To Buy

705 Rentals

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

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

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

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

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)

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.

402 Help Wanted, General

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

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. CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS NOON Monday FOR THE Stoughton Courier Hub

760 Mobile Homes

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

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

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 OREGON SELF-STORAGE 10x10 through 10x25 month to month lease Call Karen Everson at 608-835-7031 or Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316

801 Office Space For Rent

436 Office Administration & Clerical

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.

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

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.

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

805 Commercial & Industrial Lots

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

BIG SKY RESTAURANT is now excepting applications for line cooks, dish/ prep and front house staff, Experience preferred, will train. Located on Main St Stoughton Contact Sean at 608-2340486

Day Hours Great Atmosphere No Scheduled Weekends to download an application:

N o t j u s t ca r i n g. . . b u t l i v i n g !

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


935 Farm: Land For Rent 970 Horses

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- 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.

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

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

Assisted Living Facility

Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

Part-Time All Shifts

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

720 Apartments

OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available spring/summer. Great central location, on-site or in-unit laundry, patio, dishwasher and A/C. $700-$715/month. Call Kelly at 608-255-7100 or visit CLASSIFIEDS, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.

Resident Assistant/C.N.A.
Part-Time Evening Shift On-Site Interviews Paid Company Training


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

You can still stop in to complete an application today!

Harmony Living Centers Harmony of Stoughton 2321 Jackson Street Stoughton, WI 53589

Cant Attend Job Fair?

City of Stoughton
Municipal court clerk
the City of Stoughton is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Municipal Court Clerk. this position provides comprehensive administrative support to the Municipal Judge. the Court Clerks duties include, but are not limited to the following: preparing and sending out default letters, plea by mail letters, pre-trial notices, hearing and trial notices, attending Municipal Court sessions, maintaining court records and preparing documents and correspondence as directed by the Judge. this is a permanent part time 25 hour per week position that includes a prorated benefit package and a starting salary at $15.00/hr. Successful candidates will be required to submit to oral interviews and a background investigation. A full list of responsibilities along with the job description and employment applications are available from the office of the city clerk/personnel Director, 381 e. Main Street, Stoughton, Wi 53589, or at applications must be returned to the city clerk/personnel Director by 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013.


870 Residential Lots

THE Courier Hub CLASSIFIEDS, the bestplacetobuyorsell.Call845-9559,873-6671or835-6677.

for more information call:

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April Showers Bring May Flowers!
Wisconsins 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 Eugsters 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 Walgreens 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 Walgreens to a left on Sand Hill Rd.


Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


S u p p o r t l o c a l a g r i c ul t u r e ! S ho p o ut s i de t h e b o x s t o r e . R e c y c l e y o u r p o t s & c o n t ai ne r s a t o ur f a r m l o c a t i o n .