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A record number of students in the Verona Area School District reported being homeless for portions of the 201213 school year. Ninety kids spent part of the year living in hotels, “doubling up” with friends or relatives or even living in cars, reported district student services director Erin Kuehn-Schettler. That’s the highest number in

10 years of data. “It’s a significant issue,” Kuehn-Schettler told the Verona Area school board earlier this spring. It’s also an issue most Veronans aren’t aware of, says Erika Hotchkiss, who represents Verona on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. “I feel it’s a huge hidden problem,” Hotchkiss said. “I think so many people

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Homeless numbers hit all-time high

Verona Area School District

A decade of homelessness in VASD


Baby, it’s hot outside
What’s a baby to do on a hot sunny day but keep shaded! That’s what (from left, starting in back) Teagan Welsh, Alex Pingel, Kylee Colstad and Hannah Nevins did Thursday afternoon with the help of staff at Tanya’s Big House 4 Kidz on Enterprise Drive.
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City of Verona

Pair of restaurants on agenda
Hotel returns for second of 3 steps
Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor

Verona Fire Department

City opts to bring back Giver as fire chief
He gets round of applause from both commissions
Mark Ignatowski
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Department chief Joe Giver will remain as head of the department when the city takes over the dissolved district in January. The city’s Police and Fire Commission last Tuesday appointed Giver, who has been the full time chief of the department since January 2011, after

some closed-session deliberation. It had the option, since the department will be technically new, of putting on a national search for the position. Giver said Tuesday he was relieved that he was selected as chief. “I was pretty confident that

I was going to be selected,” he told the Press. “But it’s definitely nice to know for sure.” The commission still needs to hire subordinate positions – including some or all of the current firefighters – and plans to

As everyone in Wisconsin knows, things really get going in the summer around here. And in Verona, that also means development. Nowhere is that more evident now than in the long list of projects coming to the city’s Plan Commission. In addition to an important intermediate step for the Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel on West Verona Avenue, the commission will get first looks at a Country Kitchen-anchored strip mall in front of Farm and Fleet and a combination diner and apartment complex on South Nine Mound road that will cater to the adjacent bike trail. The hotel, which first came to the commission in May, is clearly aimed directly at picking up some of Epic’s several hundred weekly training visitors. This month it would be attempting to get approval for a general development plan, the second stage of a process known as a

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Above, instructor Richard Dow helps Axel Heiden and Noelle Kaufman deconstruct an old coffee machine to try to invent something else from its parts. Below, another group discovers how salt affects the density of water, and a young inventor takes a part a toy care to see what he can make of it.

Photos by Victoria Vlisides

Wheaton Bednarek uses a screwdriver to take apart an old computer.

Camp invention
Creativity and curiosity marked another weeklong round of Camp Invention, where local kids gathered at Glacier Edge Elementary School to get a chance to make their own inventions and more. This science-enrichment camp fosters creative thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills through hands-on exploration. The camp is run by Verona Area High School teacher Dave Nelson who oversees five age groups starting with kindergarteners. They do activities like buildyour-own invention out of old equipment like a VCR or make a “volcano” erupt with the right ingredients (right). The camp, which has been going on for 10 years, had more than 100 kids participate, Nelson said. It is sponsored by Invent Now Inc., a nonprofit in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Kids look at a demonstration to help them think of an invention to assist people affected by natural disasters like a tsunami.

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OWI patrol

Verona patrol held to September
Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor

The city closed its fifth tax-increment district Monday, one that encompassed the majority of the Bruce Street Industrial Park. TIF 5 was created in 1997 and mostly filled up by 2004.

City of Verona

Council closes TIF 5
Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor

The city’s tax base grew by more than $13 million on Monday night. That’s when, for the first time in almost a decade, Verona got to do something it used to do with regularity – close one of its tax-increment financing districts several years early. TIF 5, more commonly known as the Bruce Street Industrial Park district, will have more than $200,000 in its account when funds are distributed to the various taxing entities, including the city and the Verona Area School District. By law, that requires the district to be closed so the property tax payments can begin going back to their normal destinations. There was only a quick discussion and the vote was unanimous. When the final audit of the district is completed at the end of the year, about $60,000 will go back to the city’s general fund. More importantly, the city’s portion of taxes on the increment (roughly $80,000 a year) will go to the city’s general fund next year – though half of it must be used to lower taxes. The change equates to about a 1 percent bump in the city’s overall valuation, which is more than many cities in Wisconsin got all last year but mere peanuts compared to the impending closure of the city’s seventh TIF district, encompassing much of Epic, in about two years. Nearly half the remaining funds will go into VASD’s fund balance, and the school district will see property tax relief (or possibly increased spending capacity or savings) of around $150,000 next year. The taxing jurisdictions got similar rebates in 2007, when the city reduced the

size of TIF 7 to remove the Learning Center and had leftover funds. That gave the city room to spend more than $7 million building a new city hall and allowed the school district to significantly lower taxes for one year. The TIF 5 closure won’t be nearly so powerful, but given the slight margins in the city budget the past few years, it can provide a little more breathing room. The city opened the south-side district in 1997 at a base value of $92,200, anchoring it with Zurbuchen Oil and eventually adding such businesses as JT Packard, Econoprint, L&L Foods and Busch’s Signs and Designs. It had the district almost entirely filled by 2004, along with the rest of the industrial park that was not within the district. By then, the city had closed the first three districts it had created, mostly owed to the success of TIF 3 (the Venture Court industrial park), which not only paid for itself quickly but helped pay off a small struggling downtown district that had not gone as planned. The city now has only three TIF districts left, all of which must be closed within the next decade. Verona cannot create any new districts until the Epic TIF closes. TIF is an economic development tool that was enabled by the state in 1975 but wasn’t employed skillfully in Verona until the late 1990s. It freezes taxable values, then pools all the increased tax payments from development (and inflation) from all jurisdictions for limited uses by city, village or town. TIF has several variants and several methods of using the money, but the common thread is the ability for that municipality to

Verona’s TIFs
Still open TIF 4 Downtown redevelopment TIF 6 Verona Technology Park and Liberty Business Park TIF 7 Epic Closed TIF 1 Cross Country Heights infrastructure TIF 2 Downtown infrastructure TIF 3 Venture Court industrial park TIF 5 Bruce Street industrial park

create a project that would not otherwise exist – a concept known commonly as the “but for” test. That can be luring an expanding company away from another city, adding a feature that city wants (like a traffic improvement or an underground garage), encouraging it to locate in a preferred location (such as a struggling downtown) or literally being the extra push to allow a development to happen at all (particularly when financing is difficult to come by). Some districts, like Verona’s TIF 4 downtown, stay open for many years and act almost as a revolving line of credit, but industrial districts like TIF 5 often serve Committee their purpose quickly and appointments then close. The council approved The total value of new committee appointthe district as of Jan. 1 ments in the wake of the is $13,628,000. It was selection of Mike Bare to required to close by 2020. the open District 4 seat. Bare, whose term runs $80K change to well through April, will be on The inconsistent bedrock the Personnel and Public along the terminal moraine Safety and Welfare comhas struck Verona once mittees and the Ethics again, causing the city to Board, and Liz Doyle will shell out nearly $90,000 be elevated to the chair of extra on its $3 million well Personnel. and reservoir project on the

Epic campus. Once the Public Works committee and Common Council heard the explanation Monday, it met with universal acceptance despite the high price tag. The official explanation was that the material supporting the well pump was “unsuitable” and had to be removed and replaced with gravel. Ald. Heather Reekie (Dist. 4), a member of the Public Works committee, told the council the “bigticket” item inspired her to do some investigative work. “I went out to the well pump site today and got my hard hat and talked to a number of people there and a lot of them directed them back to (city engineer Bob) Gundlach and (public works director Ron) Rieder,” she said. “I am very comfortable now with approving this.” Discovering unexpected conditions underground is nothing new for Verona. When Epic built its second parking garage (Yoda), it had to change from three levels to four after contractors discovered a huge cavern. And T. Wall Properties got Verona to allow a major change in its plan for the West End two years ago partially because it discovered a large hill of solid rock in an area where its first apartments were supposed to go.

Verona’s second round of high-visibility drunken driving patrols has been postponed until September. The original plan for having two “Capital Area OWI Task Force” patrols per community this year fell through because of paperwork delays. But an expanded version of the program kicks off June 29 in Stoughton. That night, De Forest Lt. Dan Furseth, who has been running similar patrols using only police from his department for several years, will explain to area media the purpose of the task force, which will circulate among 10 communities this year. It’s not to catch drunken drivers so much as prevent them, he explained to the Verona Press last year, when his department first got a state grant to pay for the officers’ overtime. This year’s patrol in Verona, on Sept. 28, should bring nine additional officers here, as well as two or three Verona officers and a supervisor, all dedicated solely to putting on a display to make people think twice before driving impaired. Officers will cruise the main roads and make frequent “contacts,” or stops, while reflective signs alert drivers that they’re being watched. Last year’s patrol in Stoughton was the only one of the five that yielded an arrest, which is just fine with police. “I think it was wellreceived; a lot of people

were happy to see it.” Furseth has been running the operation and applying for the Department of Transportation grants, which will cover up to $30,000 in expenses this year. Last year, it covered one round of patrols and the purchase of signs for up to $18,000. After the new round of grants comes out in October, Furseth is hoping to hit the ground running and get some patrols going over the winter, he said. For this year, each patrol is expected to line up seven or more officers, with some departments committing even more staff to their local efforts. This year, Blue Mounds did not opt to return to the program, but new this year will be the city and town of Madison, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the University of Wisconsin and Sun Prairie, which joined late, after the task force began scheduling its weekends. “After their middle-ofthe-day OWI fatality, (Sun Prairie) wanted to change their tune,” Furseth said. Some area communities have been waiting to see how well the program goes, but those that joined on this year ran through some bureaucratic difficulties after the task force realized there were some hazy jurisdictional issues. “Each community had to adopt an ordinance that allowed officers to write citations for the other community,” Furseth explained of the time-consuming process of finalizing what ultimately is a low-risk agreement.

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Police report
Information from Verona police log May 6 books: 7:06 p.m. Police cited a 22 yearold-man for disorderly conduct after May 2 he stole soda in a water cup at 5:42 p.m. Police arrested a 28- McDonald’s. Both parties allegedly year-old man for domestic disor- exchanged profanities, and police derly conduct after responding to a got involved after the man left the disconnected 911 call and finding a restaurant. domestic confrontation that turned violent on the 500 block of South May 7 Hillcrest Drive. 2:44 a.m. Verona fire and police reported to an apartment building on May 3 the 100 block of Berkley Road, where 10:39 a.m. Police and high school smoke had filled a laundry room. All staff investigated a suspected drug tenants evacuated their units as VFD transfer at Verona Area High School, investigated the problem, which had resulting in two citations for pos- to do with water getting into the elecsessing marijuana along with school trical box. The landlord is working on consequences. the problem. 8:30 p.m. Police received word of May 4 a suspicious person on Aspen Ave2:06 a.m. Police issued a first nue. After a brief investigation, police OWI to a 25-year-old man after pull- learned that the suspicious person ing him over for speeding on North was a Verona detective doing followMain Street. He blew a .16 and his up work. car was parked safely on the road. 3:16 p.m. A man who was arrest- May 8 ed for OWI the previous night called 11:34 a.m. An anonymous call police to ask where his car was. alerted police to two pugs on the Police told the man where the car loose on Locust Drive. Neither dog was parked. was aggressive, but the caller said they looked thirsty. Both friendly, and May 5 police brought them to the Humane 12:31 a.m. Police arrested a Society to be reunited with their 26-year-old man for his first OWI at owner. the intersection of North Main Street and Cross Country Road after stop- May 9 ping him for speeding. He blew a .14 6:57 p.m. Verona police assisted at the police station. the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office, 10:15 a.m. Police controlled traffic Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the at the intersection of East Verona Ave- Mount Horeb and Fitchburg Police nue and Hometown Circle until a tow Departments in a vehicle chase. truck came to move a 1968 Triumph Verona police laid spike strips on Spitfire after its “tire broke off.” U.S. 18-151, which the fleeing 9:58 p.m. Police cited a 47-year- driver dodged; however, the Fitchold man for dumping two large burg police successfully spiked the bags in the Dumpster at Associated vehicle’s tires, causing the vehicle to Dentists. The man claimed he had crash in Madison. received permission from a recep– Rob Kitson tionist, but police contacted the keyholder, who denied that claim. The man removed his bags from the Dumpster.

Community Voices

Jungle adventure is something to love
he nauseating humidity combined with the stench of rotting compost moderately impedes my march. But I know I am close. After scanning the muddy terrain for slippery spots and snakes, I turn a corner and hear the roar of what sounds like an approaching subway car or the missing T-rex from Jurassic Park. Instead, I look up and there he is: a black howler monkey – exactly who I had been lookDresser ing for. Just a few feet away, he stares back at me with big black eyes, and to keep calm, I had to remind myself that a howler monkey is mostly as harmless as a squirrel. Known for their Tarzan-like jungle cries, their bark is unquestionably stronger than their bite. The howler monkey is just one of the myriad reasons I love going to the rainforest. I have never found so many occasions to use the word “remarkable” in one place. The number of exotic plant and animal species is infinite and the complexity of their intertwining relationships of survival is a network that rivals the Internet. The rainforest is also a habitat that puts the Driftless Area, terminal moraines and flat prairielands of Wisconsin to shame. If a home on the prairie implies peace and quiet, a life in the rainforest promises surprise, adventure and significantly bigger mosquitoes. Imagine this for a second: Costa Rica contains 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity despite having less than 0.03 percent of the world’s surface area. That would be like putting two New York City populations into an area about the size of Verona. It’s entirely possible to go on a rainforest walk and not see the same kind of bird twice. Yet despite this superabundance of life, the rainforest is a lot darker and smellier than one might expect. With so many trees and big canopy tops, it is almost impossible for the sun to reach the forest floor – even on a clear day. Some trees are so tall that it is impossible to see where they touch the sky. You don’t want to look up too long, either, because your nose will be filled with the strong stench of compost. With so much death and renewal of life, the forest floor is rich in dead leaves and animals that create the perfect compost – but also the perfect storm. With a soil rich in nutrients, comfortable temperatures yearround and plenty of rain, even the most basic organism could survive here. It is every animal and plant’s dream retirement spot and consequently, there is a constant battle for nourishment. Due to the sheer number of species inhabiting the rainforest, some species have to get creative to survive. Take, for example, one of my favorite plant species (maybe because I’m from Wisconsin) – the “Swiss cheese” plant (Monstera deliciosa). This plant has leaves that grow with natural holes in them. It is said the plant has developed this mechanism because insects will see the holes in the leaves and will assume that the leaf has already been eaten and won’t eat it. Others say it is in order to take in more sunlight. What’s clear is that this plant is really clever.

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Another, more brutal plant is popularly called the strangler fig. It starts out growing at the base of a tree and slowly wraps itself around the tree in spiral, suffocating it in the process. Once it spirals completely around the tree, the tree dies, decomposes, and all that is left behind is the hollowed out spiral of the strangler fig, hence the name. It is a haunting natural sculpture to encounter on your walk. The only visual that is more haunting is when you reach a sudden, abrupt end to the rainforest. Unfortunately, humans are also attracted to the rich breeding grounds of the rainforest, and the annual increase in deforestation rates for farmland use is startling. I have seen it firsthand. The howler monkey has seen it too. More and more, his bark sounds less like a “hello” and more like a sounding of an alarm for the rainforest dwellers who know the damage humans can do. Dustin Dresser is a 2004 Verona Area High School graduate who lives in San Ramón, Costa Rica, where he founded the travel company Costa Rica Frika. For information on where he takes his jungle hikes check out the Children’s Eternal Rainforest at

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Building an Interest
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Programs get kids hooked on engineering
Bole is a native of India who came to the U.S. in 2002 to get her master’s degree in management information systems and accounting. Her husband is a computer engineer and her father was an electronic engineer. Those influences combined with her desire as a mother for her child to have a rich STEM education led her to open a franchise of the national Engineering for Kids business. Bole said she will be working with schools throughout Dane County to plan demonstrations for children. If there’s interest, families can sign up for different programs. Programs are designed to teach children how to problem solve and discover how things work, according to the company’s website. By

If you go
What: Engineering for Kids open house When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 29 Where: Verona Public Library Info: engineeringforkids. net learning some of the STEM concepts, they might get a better handle on school work or consider STEM fields as a career later in life. There are different age groups for kids from 4 to 14 years old, with various types of programs in each age group. Costs range from about $65 to $120, depending on the program. Parents can also request special party

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CEO and founder of Engineering for Kids, Dori Roberts, shows participants some of the STEM activities they can do as part of the program. Verona resident Rutu Bole will be opening a Dane County franchise of the national business.

Kids may not even realize that as they put together a model rocket or roller coaster that they’re learning basic principles of physics and engineering. And that’s OK, as long as they’re having fun. Kids are supposed to have fun while learning through a new Verona franchise of Engineering for Kids, a business that provides afterschool programs and special hands-on events based on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for kids. Rutu Bole, a Verona resident, is opening the first Engineering For Kids in the state of Wisconsin this month. Families can get a glimpse at some of the program offerings this Saturday at the library. “The main objective is to give children and their parents a feeling for what we are offering,” Bole told the Press in a phone interview last week. “We want kids to have fun; that’s the only perquisite we have.” The open house will have different stations for kids to try out projects. The teachers won’t get into as many details as children might find at a regular Engineering for Kids class, but they’ll still get their hands on projects like rocket building, rollercoaster design and robotics.

programs for a dozen kids for about $200 to $250. Some classes include: • Junior civil engineering • LEGO robotics • Electronic game design • Environmental engineering • Aerospace engineering Classes will be held in libraries and community centers. Bole said she is working to set up summer programs in Verona and will have more after school programs when classes resume this fall. While Bole is the manager of the franchise, classes are taught by instructors with backgrounds in STEM. The four program instructors have higher-education degrees in STEM fields and some are certified teachers, Bole said. All the teachers have had background checks and have undergone training

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Coming up
Come and meet some critters that are always exciting and sometimes unpredictable. The CRITTERrrr MAN will have two shows at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at the library. There will be dangerous levels of humor for all ages. country garden with music, desserts and beverages as you wander about from 2-4 p.m. June 30, at Single Oak Farm, 1051 Hwy. 92 in Verona. Homemade pies will be auctioned off and silent auction items available for bidding. All will be to benefit the local food pantries and the Horse Spirit Society, a Serenity garden space mission trip to benefit the horses at the The Verona Senior Center will be ded- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Call Marsha at 832-4468 for direction icating a very special space that was created at the back of the center, an area they and more information. are calling the “serenity garden.”   The Serenity Garden is a beautiful qui- Classic gaming et place that is yours to enjoy in any way Teens are invited to try their hand at that meets your needs. It will also be used some classic games from 3-4:30 p.m. for meetings, classes, and other small Wednesday, July 3, at the library. group activities. Classic tabletop gaming, Wii board The dedication will take place at 12:15 games, and one life-sized game will all p.m. Friday, June 28. be available. Come dressed as a costume character (Mr. Monopoly, anyone?) and Sugar River clean up aim for a prize. The Upper Sugar River Watershed Association, in cooperation with Capi- Fireworks tol Water Trails, is directing a project to The 2013 City of Madison Elver Park clean up the Sugar River at 9 a.m. Sat- fireworks, presented by Woodman’s urday, June 29 and July 13, at the Paoli Food Markets, is scheduled for 9:30 Park on Hwy. PB in Paoli. p.m. Tuesday July 2. Wear clothes and gloves that you don’t This family-friendly event is held at mind getting dirty. You can bring your Elver Park. canoe if you like. Saws and tools along There is no rain date for the event, with cold drinking water will be supplied. and it will not be rescheduled if canPlease call 223-0995 or 845-3526 for celled. The final call will be made by info. 8 p.m. and announced on the Madison Parks facebook and Twitter @playCountry garden stroll madison. Come and enjoy an afternoon a Coffeehouse in Verona. This month’s book is “The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen” by Susin Nielsen. Registration is recommended. Copies are available for checkout at the children’s desk of the library.

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

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City administrator Bill Burns and new planning director Adam Sayre will visit the Verona Senior Center at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, to discuss the current planning being done to meet the city’s dramatically increasing traffic needs. This will be an informal conversation providing plenty of opportunity for questions and concerns.

Women’s group

Carol Larson of The English Garden Floral Shop will demonstrate flower arranging and discuss the ‘care and keeping’ of your fresh flowers as well as house plants at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Verona Senior Center. There will also be some time for ‘green thumb’ questions. A variety of teas and coffee will be available along with assorted morning treats provided by Home Instead.

Tuvalu book club

This book group for teens meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Tuvalu

Community calendar

• 10 a.m., Women’s group, senior center • 12:30 and 2 p.m. CRITTERrrr MAN, library • 12:30 p.m., Traffic planning discussion, senior center • 6 p.m., Tuvalu book club for teens, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery • 7:30 p.m., VACT presents “Peter Pan,” Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, • 12:15 p.m., Serenity garden dedication, Verona Senior Center • 7:30-9:30 p.m., Open Mic With Jim White, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800 • 7:30 p.m., VACT presents “Peter Pan,” Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, • 9 a.m., Sugar River cleanup, Paoli Park on Hwy. PB, 845-3526 • 1-3 p.m. Engineering for Kids open house, library • 7-9:30 p.m., Jim Barnard, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800 • 7:30 p.m., VACT presents “Peter Pan,” Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, • 2-4 p.m., Garden stroll, Single Oak Farm, 1051 Hwy. 92, 832-4468

Thursday, June 27

• 3-7 p.m., Verona Farmer’s Market, Hometown Junction, • 9:30 p.m., Fireworks, Elver Park • 3-4:30 p.m., Classic games, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 Independence Day Library, city offices, senior center closed • 7-9:30 p.m., Old Gray Cats, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800 • 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Mcdougals, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800 • 6:30 p.m., Finance committee, City Center • 7 p.m., Common Council, City Center • 3-7 p.m., Verona Farmer’s Market, Hometown Junction,\ • 1:30 p.m., Digging up Dinos, library, 845-7180

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Wisdom and Well-being
Philosophers have almost always touted the connection between wisdom and happiness. Aristotle, by defining us as rational animals, comes close to guaranteeing that through the correct exercise of reason we might become happy. But, Aristotle was aware that our passions and appetites could lead us astray, since they are essentially irrational, and so for Aristotle, the good life requires the correct use of reason in practical matters, what he calls “phronesis” or “practical wisdom.” This practical wisdom is the result of a lifetime of experience. Aristotle says that no young person can be truly wise in the ways of life because he has not experienced enough of it. Likewise, the book of Proverbs is addressed to the moral education of the youth, repeatedly saying such things as “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,” and “My son, do not forget my teaching.” (Proverbs 1:8 and 3:1) The connection between practical wisdom and well-being has been empirically verified by the psychologists Richard Nisbett, Igor Grossmann and others. They defined practical wisdom as consisting of 5 aspects: 1) willingness to resolve conflict; 2) willingness to search for compromise; 3) recognition of the limits of personal knowledge; 4) awareness that more than one perspective on a problem can exist; and 5) appreciation of the fact that things may get worse before they get better. It turns out that the wiser we are, when judged by these criteria, the happier we are. “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.” Proverbs 2:10

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Thursday, June 27 7 a.m. – Hometown Days Parade 2013 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 7 p.m. - Words of Peace 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. – Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. – Dairyland at Historical Society Friday, June 28 7 a.m. – 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 8:30 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Hometown Days Parade 2013 11 p.m. – Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Saturday, June 29 8 a.m. – Common Council from 6-24-13 11 a.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 1 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 4:30 p.m. – Dairyland at Historical Society 6 p.m. – Common Council from 6-24-13 9 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Dairyland at Historical Society 11 p.m. - Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Sunday, June 30 7 a.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 9 a.m. – Resurrection Church 10 a.m. - Salem Church Service Noon - Common Council from 6-24-13 3 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 4:30 p.m. - Dairyland at Historical Society 6 p.m. – Common Council from 6-24-13 9 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 10 p.m. – Dairyland at Historical Society 11 p.m. - Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Monday, July 1 7 a.m. – 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 6:30 p.m. – Plan Commission Live 9 p.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 10 p.m. – Hometown Days Parade 2013 11 p.m. – Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Tuesday, July 2 7 a.m. – Hometown Days Parade 2013 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 6 p.m. - Resurrection Church 8 p.m. - Words of Peace 9 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. - Dairyland at Historical Society Wednesday, July 3 7 a.m. – 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. – Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 5 p.m. – Plan Commission from 7-01-13 7 p.m. - Capital City Band 8 p.m. – Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Hometown Days Parade 2013 11 p.m. – Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Thursday, July 4 7 a.m. – Hometown Days Parade 2013 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. – Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise

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Veronans came out to give their pooches a wash at the Animal Hospital of Verona fundraiser.

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Squeaky clean
The first Animal Hospital of Verona Dog Wash and Brat Stand Sunday brought out more than 65 dogs and their owners. With more than 100 brats sold and clean doggies galore, the establishment also raised $1,200. Funds raised benefit the hospital’s Help-APet Fund which was established in 2000 to help cover the cost of necessary medical care for patients whose families need some assistance. The funds are also used to help cover basic medical costs for stray and surrendered animals while they are in our care.




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Lincoln Street will be impassible between Verona City Center and Veterans Park until about Aug. 15 now that work has begun on the culverts under the road. “The current culverts are not sized to (sustain a) 100-year storm,” city public works director Ron Rieder explained. The $230,000 project will replace higher-capacity concrete tubes and adjust the channel for about 290 feet to the east of Lincoln Street.

Grad gets Ag recognition
One former Verona Area High School graduate was honored at Black Hawk College’s (Ill.) 40th annual Ag Recognition Reception. Jayme Warner was named a second team Academic All American for maintaining a 3.5 grade point average and appearing in two meets. The club is a member of the National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization, which is the college extension of high school FFA. In total 32 honor graduates, 89 scholarship recipients, 36 achievement award winners, seven Founders Scholars, and 20 Phi Theta Kappa honor society inductees were honored at the banquet. The club also boasts 22 Academic All Americans.



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Verona graduates Tyler Reinecke and Caleb Baltes were on the Verona Area High School varsity boys golf team all four years. Head coach Jon Rebholz said he expected Reinecke to be a leader right away, as he was “varsity ready.” Baltes started his freshman year on junior varsity but shot a really good score against Sun Prairie that season, causing Rebholz to promote him to the varsity five. Now, four years later, Reinecke and Baltes are recorded into the history of the Verona program, earning second- and third-team AllState honors. “It is kind of a crowning achievement for those guys to be members of the varsity for four years and really take Verona golf to a new level,” Rebholz said. “They both had very good seasons and very good careers. I was hoping I can get them a little higher than secondand third-team All-State but there are a lot of deserving players out there.” Rebholz also said that since both Reinecke and Baltes were friends, it was an incentive to push each other, as they would hit balls in the fall and winter to prepare for each spring season. Add the effort the two players put into their academics as well, and Rebholz said that it showed the character Reinecke and Baltes had. Baltes and Reinecke were 4.0 students and were in the top 10 of

Verona was unable to hold a late lead at Middleton in a Central Section Thursday Night League game last week. Matthew Gust took the loss as Middleton scored four runs to rally for the 7-5 win. Middleton’s Sunday pitcher Drew Farrell closed out the game. The Cavaliers welcome McFarland at 7 p.m. this Thursday.

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Caleb Baltes, who won the Big Eight Conference tournament this season, was named to the third-team All-State.

their class earning nods to Academic All-State, as well, joining teammates John Tackett and Riley Schmitz. Baltes’ and Reinecke’s GPAs, along with Schmitz and Tackett ,earned Verona an honorable mention for Academic Team All-State. Baltes’ and Reinecke’s friendship remains at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as they are rooming together. Despite the two golfers not playing college golf together, Rebholz said their “legaPhotos by Anthony Iozzo cy to Verona golf is going to carry on.” Tyler Reinecke, who was the No. 1 golfer on the Verona boys golf team the last few
years, was named to the second-team All-State.

Undefeated Verona (8-0) saw rain postpone its Western Section game Sunday at second-place Blanchardville (6-1). No makeup date has been announced. “We should have been thanking our lucky stars a couple weeks ago,” Verona manager Dale Burgenske said. “We were the only team in the league to have all our games in on both Thursday and Sunday.” The Cavaliers are still trying to work in make-up date against Monroe. The Cavaliers travel to third-place Argyle (7-2) for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday. Verona heads to Wiota (4-3) on the Fourth of July before hosting Argyle on Sunday, July 7.

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Ryan Pynnonen picked up the win. He went five innings and allowed three earned runs on six hits. He struck out four and walked two. After dropping the first game of the season June 14, the Verona Senior Legion baseball team bounced back to Verona 7, Lakers 6 The Wildcats won 7-6 over the take four straight games to move to 4-1 Madison Lakers on a walk-off sacrifice on the season. There were also three postpone- fly by John Moynihan on June 19. Whitehead and Armstrong added ments. The June 10 game at Waunakee and the June 12 game at Oregon were 2-run singles, and Ben Rortvedt tripled postponed. And Tuesday’s game at in Whitehead before the sacrifice fly. Connor Volker picked up the win. Middleton was also postponed. Verona played Middleton Wednes- He went two innings and allowed no day, but the game did not make the runs on a hit and a walk. He struck out two. Verona Press deadline. Verona hosts the Verona Senior Legion tournament June 28-30 at Verona 7, Stoughton 2 Stampfl Field. Verona won its third straight with a 7-2 win at Stoughton on June 20. Madison West 8, Verona 4 Roehrig had a 2-run single, while The Wildcats dropped their first Whitehead and Flora added RBIs. Moynihan went seven innings for game of the season June 14 against the win. He allowed one earned run on Madison West 8-4. Brody Roehrig had a 2-run sin- four hits. He had seven strikeouts and gle, and Jake Armstrong and David two walks. Rogowski both added RBIs. Jake Toman and Tecoa Whitehead Verona 5, Edgewood 0 pitched. Whitehead pitched last three The Wildcats closed the week June innings and didn’t give up a run. 24 with a 5-0 win against Madison Edgewood. Verona 4, Memorial 3 Pynnonen hit a 2-run single, and Verona bounced back on June Flora added two RBIs. Pynnonen also picked up the win on 18 with a 4-3 win against Madison the mound. He went seven innings and Memorial. Mitch Flora had two sacrifice fly allowed no runs on five hits. He had RBIs, and Armstrong added an RBI five strikeouts and two walks. groundout.

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Cougars heat up on the diamond
The 16U Verona Cougars softball team participated in the Fort Summer Blaze Tournament in Fort Atkinson on Sunday, June 23. They took second place in the tournament. The Verona Cougars tournament team is part of the Verona Area Girls Softball Association (VAGSA). Pictured with their second place medals are this year’s 16U Cougars (front, from left): Ashlynn Timmerman and Kori Keyes; (middle) Renee Gavigan, Emily Opsal, Shea Kalscheur, Heather Rudnicki, and Nicole Neitzel; (back) Shannon Whitmus, Kira Opsal, Sara Endres, Allison Armstrong, and Brooke Varian; (not pictured) Natasha Horsfall.


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Verona resident Mark Kassel, a partner with the law firm of Foley & Lardner, has been named a “Leading Lawyer” by Chambers USA, according to a news release. Kassel specializes in Intellectual Property and is a partner at Foley’s Madison office. Chambers USA, a ratings agency, ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America and puts out the “Chambers USA Guide.” Foley & Lardner LLP has approximately 900 attorneys in 21 offices providing award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country. Foley has Wisconsin offices in Madison and Milwaukee.

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VASD: Every school in district has homeless students
Continued from page 1 think of Verona as an affluent community, and it is, but there’s this other side nobody sees because we don’t have homeless people in our streets or downtown.” Every school in the district has at least some students who are homeless at some point in the year, Kuehn-Schettler said, and she suspects there are more than what’s reported. Teens kicked out of their parents’ home might move in with friends but not tell anyone else. “High schoolers don’t always just come forward and say, ‘I have a problem,’” she said. Statewide, the numbers of homeless students has nearly tripled since 2003-04, from 5,400 to 15,600 last year, according to the state Department of Public Instruction. Verona’s figures exceed all Dane County suburban districts except Middleton-Cross Plains and Sun Prairie. Madison reported that 1,168 students were homeless at some point during the 2011-12 school year. Not surprisingly, research has consistently found that homeless children experience more problems in health, development, behavior and academic achievement, according to the New York City-based Coalition for the Homeless. Chris Mand is a school social worker at Savanna Oaks Middle School, New Century School and Sugar Creek Elementary School. The number of kids in recent years struggling with homelessness has seemed “pretty consistent,” she said, but awareness of the problem seems to be growing. The issue isn’t isolated to one or two neighborhoods; rather, there are cases districtwide, she said. Verona staff receive training each year to recognize the signs of

Ways to help
Verona Area School District social workers created a list of ways to help VASD families in need. They suggest donating: * Hotel vouchers to the local Joining Forces for Families agency * Gasoline cards, first-aid kits, bus tickets through Madison Metro or grocery or restaurant gift cards to local schools * To the VASD “family assistance fund” * To a local food pantry * Time to volunteer tutor in schools
homelessness, such as a student who is wearing the same clothes to school every day, so teachers know when to tip off social workers, Mand said. If a student is homeless, social workers often put families in touch with organizations that can help them find housing or jobs or meet basic needs like food and clothing, she said. Ensuring those kids don’t miss school and fall behind is another priority. That can mean finding transportation for them, perhaps through a taxi service or, starting last year, arranging van rides through the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. Another resource is the Verona branch of Joining Forces for Families, a service provided by Dane County’s Department of Human Services that collaborates with local schools, law enforcement and clergy to help struggling families meet their basic needs. JFF social worker Lisa Hemauer said a dearth of affordable

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District 2011-12* 2010-11 Verona 85 67 Sun Prairie 114 20 Middleton-Cross Plains 92 95 Oregon 64 23 Stoughton 40 44 Monona Grove 28 5 Waunakee 17 11 Mount Horeb 8 3 Madison 1,168 1,001 Milwaukee 3,307 3,011 Statewide 15,572 13,364
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Laufenberg completes course

Patricia Laufenberg, of Holistic Healing Pagoda LLC, completed “Pediatric Care including; Prevention of Chronic & Acute Conditions” course on May 19, at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. The Holistic Healing Pagoda is an alternative healthcare clinic located at 303 S. Jefferson St. Laufenberg is a licensed acupuncturist with both a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, according to her company’s website.

Chamber co-organizes trip to New England

The Verona Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming with Pyramid Travel to offer a tour of Cape Code and New England from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, according to the chamber newsletter. The price for the tour is $1,998 per person plus airfare, and includes lodging, 12 meals and stops in Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, R.I., and the back roads of Vermont. This tour is open to anyone. For more information, email Karl Curtis, the chamber’s executive director, at

Chamber golf outing set for Aug. 22

The Verona Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf outing will take place Aug. 22 at Edelweiss Chalet Country Club in New Glarus, according to the chamber. Tee times begin at 10 a.m. To sign up or become a hole sponsor, call the chamber office at 608-845-5777.

Chamberfest set for July 17

RSVPs are now being accepted for Chamberfest, the annual cookout hosted by the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce. This year’s fest will take place from 5-7 p.m. July 17 in the parking lot behind the new chamber building. The cookout is for chamber members and free of charge. Last year approximately 100 people enjoyed brats, hamburgers, soft drinks and adult beverages while mingling with fellow chamber members. Please R.S.V.P. for the event to or call the chamber office at 845-5777.

housing, combined with the economic downturn of the past few years, has increased homelessness here and in Dane County. County Executive Joe Parisi echoed that idea, noting how the number of low-income families has risen steadily county wide. “It’s not just an issue in the Madison school district,” he said. Even small boosts from groups like JFF – such as a few hundred bucks to help someone cover rent before their next paycheck – can reap long-term rewards, Parisi said. Hotchkiss said one of her priorities as a County Board supervisor is calling attention to the issue. She said she’s heartened that several new members of the Verona Common Council have pledged to attend JFF meetings – something she said council members haven’t recently done. “I think as a community we need to start talking about it,” she said. “I think people want to help out but they’re not sure how.”

Chiro: New Verona clinic boasts larger treatment rooms
Continued from page 10 nutrition and rehabilitative services. Osterholz grew up in Platteville and knew early on that she wanted to go into a health care field after bouts with childhood illness. After multiple medications with no diagnoses, Osterholz developed “a passion for a more holistic and natural health care lifestyle,” according to the clinic website. Reitzner was an athlete who had visited whose chiropractor helped “keep her on the field and court,” the website said. The friends’ decision to start a clinic here in Verona dates back to last summer, Reitzner said. The two women both attended University of WisconsinPlatteville for their undergraduate degree and then went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. “We kept in contact after school,” Reitzner said. Osterholz obtained her doctor of chiropractic degree in 2008, while Reitzner obtained hers in 2011. Osterholz had spent the last two years as an

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associate practicing in Belleville before she and Reitzner decided to go into business together. “We liked the smalltown atmosphere, the sense of community here,” said Osterholz, who lives in Verona with her husband. Reitzner lives in Mount Horeb with hers. Construction on the 1,800-square-foot clinic itself started in October.

The two friends wanted a “warm and welcoming” feel in the clinic’s décor and larger treatment rooms so patients could bring their children in with them. And the clinic has also extended that welcoming feeling to the community. Last week, Verona Chiropractic hosted a “Chamber After 5” event for the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce. The outdoor

event featured food, music and raffles. In May, the clinic hosted a “Ladies Night Out” with food, demonstrations and a raffle. Meanwhile, the two friends are trying to grow their business. “We’re starting to see some traffic pick up at the clinic,” Reitzner said. “We understand that it is going to take time to get going.”

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College graduation
Lawrence University
Dan Thoresen, a 2010 graduate of Verona Area High School, was recognized May 22 for outstanding achievement at Lawrence University’s annual honors and awards banquet. Thoresen, the son of Thomas Thoresen and Dr. Kimberly Miller, Madison, received the Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. He was cited for his “excellent leadership and problem-solving skills” and his “thorough understanding of fundamental concepts.” summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., majoring in environmental biology. Her college career included research stints in Iceland, India, California, Oregon and the Bahamas; receiving an Environmental Protection Agency fellowship; and induction into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She is currently working at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and will attend graduate school in marine biology next year.


Bradley Keegan from Verona graduated from Michael Weigel, a 2007 Wake Forest University in graduate of VAHS, gradu- Winston-Salem, N.C. ated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Drury University Law School with a Juris Kathryn Statz of Doctor degree. Michael will Verona graduated magna start work this fall for Mayer cum laude from Drury Brown, a large international University Evening School law firm based in Chicago. in Springfield, Mo., with a bachelor of science in St. Olaf instructional technology, Brooke Weigel, a 2009 VAHS graduate, graduated

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School loft
A Glacier Edge Elementary School classroom got a new reading loft the last week of the school yaear that was built by teenagers in Phill Smith’s principles of construction class at Verona Area High School. The second and third graders in Amy Klubertanz’ class later painted the loft. All materials and paint were donated by Home Depot.

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Sleepover time!
The Verona Public Library had a youth “sleepover event” Friday, June 14. Left, kids boogie down among the festivities and (right) kids pose for the “photo booth.”
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The initial presentation of a proposed strip mall anchored by Country Kitchen shows a design that might get some discussion.

June 27, 2013

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Plan: Country Kitchen would anchor a small strip mall in front of Farm and Fleet
Continued from page 1 planned-unit development, which allows variations from standard zoning rules in order to accommodate unusual or particularly large developments. If it were a controversial project, the GDP would be a crucial stage – known as the “entitlement phase,” or the one that provides the rights to build. But the hotel is likely to get a warm welcome all around as long as the exemptions it needs for setbacks and parking aren’t pushing things too far. Those are the subject of another discussion Monday, on what’s known as the certified survey map, or the document that defines the property lines. The project will need some work in the background, including moving around some bits of property among both the city and state. It likely won’t be ready for full approval until September. The two restaurants, meanwhile, are perhaps less complicated but have yet to get feedback from the commission. Certainly they would be met with a warm reception by most Verona residents, many of whom openly wish for more eating places. But both face some challenges. The County Kitchen strip mall would take one of the four outlots in the Farm and Fleet development off East Verona Avenue, according to plans submitted to the city. The 4,000-square-foot restaurant would be accompanied by 6,000 square feet of undetermined retail. According to a sales flier for the real estate company that is brokering the site, Lee and Associates, the building is planned for a January opening and would share parking and a driveway with the adjacent lot. Unlike the Dairy Queen two lots over, its stormwater detention pond would be out of view, under its parking lot. That’s likely to get a good reception, but the mismatched architecture of Country Kitchen’s standard look next to the rest of the strip mall and the Dairy Queen and Farm and Fleet might come under some scrutiny. The other restaurant, which has not been named and might not be an existing franchise, would be a 5,000-square-foot “trailside café,” similar to a Culver’s Blue Spoon Cafe, as city planning director Adam Sayre described it, with a “casual” menu designed to appeal to active people who might use the Military Ridge State Trail. It would not be open late into the evening but would feature alcoholic beverages. The restaurant would be attached to a three-story apartment building with 24 “skip-stop” units, what Sayre said is a European concept that’s picking up momentum in the United States. Each the units would have access only on the second floor and have two levels, which is also known as a double-loaded corridor. Apartments have been hot commodities in the past couple of years, and last summer the city enacted a new policy limiting the number of apartments that developers could expect to build to 25-50 per year. The city has not approved any apartments this year under that policy, however, and it could be argued that it meets an exemption for being mixed use. A couple of notable items that will not be on the Plan Commission’s agenda are any new buildings at Epic or the West End. Epic is expected to bring plans for a second food service building to alleviate lunchtime crowding at its Cassiopeia building on Campus 1 as early as August and plans for Campus 4 in September or October, city administrator Bill Burns reported Monday. Developer Terrence Wall, who proposed apartments at the West End in May and brought an attorney to that meeting who challenged the city’s policies, has not yet submitted any plans. The commission did not react favorably to the 40-unit building he wanted to build. “I think he heard the message,” Sayre wrote, adding that he is “optimistic” there will be other, more welcomed development on the site soon. “There definitely continues to be development interest in that project.” Another project that has been bubbling around for a bit and might be getting closer is one that’s next to Kwik Trip on East Verona Avenue and is being considered for tax-increment financing assistance from the city. It remains early in the planning stages but got some positive comments earlier this month from the Finance committee.

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Giver: Commission turns attention to filling out the staff
Continued from page 1 Giver will remain employed by the Verona discuss that process at their Fire District until the dismeeting next month. But trict dissolves at the end of the plan was to make sure this year. it had the right person at the top first, and allow the chief Background to have input into those hirGiver is a lifelong fireings. fighter who came to Verona For the second time in the from Dousman when the past month, Giver received city advertised for its first a round of applause thank- full-time chief in 2010. ing him of his work as chief Since then, he has helped in Verona. The Verona the department follow its Fire District Commission strategic plan to improve had recommended, also staffing at the station. with applause, that the city The department is now appoint Giver at its May 21 staffed by a combination meeting, according to min- of full-time officers, paidutes of that meeting. on-premises members and The city’s Police and volunteer paid-on-call fire Fire Commission had met fighters. He continues to in closed session during the take a leadership role in course of several meetings planning for construction of in the past few months. Last a new fire station that will Tuesday, it emerged from allow for increased capacity another closed discussion and overnight staffing. to appoint Giver to the post, Prior to working in Douseffective July 1. man, Giver worked in MariGiver will take over as nette for 10 years. full-time chief in January Giver started his fire serwhen the city takes over vice career in 1978 while the department, but the working as a security guard appointment begins in July at a hospital in Hinsdale, in order to allow him to Ill. He started working as a help the city staff the new volunteer firefighter at the department, city adminis- department after attending a trator Bill Burns said last meeting. week. “I ended up loving it,” “It would be an appoint- Giver told the Press when ment effective July first for he was hired in 2010. the purpose of establishing He went on to become an the city department as well emergency medical technias transitioning from the cian in Milwaukee and then district to the city depart- an Air Force Reserve fire ment,” Burns said. fighter at Mitchell Field in The Common Council Milwaukee. He also served Monday authorized up to as fire fighter and EMT in $80,000 for Giver’s salary. the Air National Guard at He currently earns $73,500 Mitchell Field before joinas the chief. ing the Milwaukee County Fire Department. Giver also worked as a volunteer fire fighter for the New Berlin department while working at Mitchell Field. year. That discussion will be a “strong element” of the group’s next meeting, commission president Delora Newton said. Newton asked Giver to draw from his hiring experiences at other departments, as well has his knowledge as chief of the current department, to help the commission determine how best to fill the rest of the positions at the station. Giver said that filling out the rest of the staff is his top priority now, but how that process works will be up to the commission. The next Police and Fire Commission meeting will be scheduled after the Fourth of July holiday.

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While hiring the chief is a major step forward, the department still needs to move with some speed to fill the subordinate positions. Partly that is because of morale that is suffering with unknown futures. While the city and Town of Verona were discussing the dissolution of the fire district, fire commission members expressed concerns they had heard from current firefighters about their prospects of having a job after the transition. Commissioners had asked that the city move quickly to staff the station. A short discussion by the committee last week didn’t reveal how they intend to fill those positions; rather they asked Giver to report back at the next meeting on how it would be best to staff the department next




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Case No. 13PR285 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for Informal Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth September 11, 1942 and date of death February 3, 2013, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 600 Basswood Avenue, Verona, WI 53593. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 31, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000 Lisa Chandler Probate Registrar April 25, 2013 Attorney John Zwolanek 215 S. Century Avenue Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 220-1360 Bar Number: 1025681 Published: June 20, 27 and July 4, 2013 WNAXLP


1. Call To Order/Approval of Agenda 2. Public Comment This section of the meeting provides the opportunity for comment from persons in attendance on items that are either listed below or is a matter over which this governing body has jurisdiction. Comments on matters not listed on this agenda could be placed on a future board meeting agenda. 3. Discussion and action re: Driveway permits for Lot 1 on Horseshoe Bend and 6636 Purcell Rd. 4. Discussion and action re: Resolution approving Compliance Maintenance Annual Report 5. Discussion and action re: Memorandum of Understanding for new voting equipment 6. Discussion and possible action re: year to date budget balances 7. Reports A. Public Works: Discussion and action re: selection of roads for traffic counting B. Plan Commission: C. EMS: D. Fire: E. Open Space and Parks: F. Town Chair: Discussion and possible action re: additional commission appointments G. Supervisors: H. Clerk/Treasurer: I. Planner/Administrator: 8. Discussion and approval of pay-

Town of Verona Regular Town Board Meeting Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:30 P.M. Town Hall 335 N. Nine Mound Road Verona, WI 53593-1035


ment of bills for month of June 9. Review of Building Permits, Inspection Reports, Road Haul Permits, and Right-of-Way Permits 10. Discussion and approval of minutes of June meeting 11. Adjourn Board agendas are published in the Town’s official newspaper – The Verona Press – (Legal section) and are posted at the Town Hall and the Town’s bulletin board at Miller & Sons Grocery – 108 N. Main St. If an agenda is amended after publication the official sites for notice of the final version are the Verona Public Library bulletin board, Town Hall and Millers. If anyone having a qualifying disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act, needs an interpreter, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access these meetings, please contact the Town of Verona Clerk @ 608-845-7187 or aarnold@town. Please do so at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so that proper arrangements can be made. Other upcoming meetings include Open Space and Parks Commission on 7/3/2013 and Plan Commission on 7/25/2013. Agendas will be posted on the locations listed above and the Town’s website ( Use the ‘subscribe’ feature on the Town’s website to receive town meeting agendas and other announcements via “Town Info”. Notice is also given that a possible quorum could occur at this meeting of the Plan Commission and/or Open Space and Parks Commission, for the purposes of information gathering only. David K. Combs, Town Chair, Town of Verona Published: June 27, 2013 WNAXLP

web address at under Bidding. Copies of the BIDDING DOCUMENTS are available at www.questcdn. com. You may download the digital plan documents for $20 by inputting Quest eBidDoc #2782870 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with the digital project information. No proposal will be accepted unless accompanied by a certified check or bid bond equal to at least 5% of the amount bid, payable to the OWNER as a guarantee that, if the bid is accepted, the bidder will execute and file the proper contract and bond within 15 days after the award of the contract. The certified check or bid bond will be returned to the bidder as soon as the contract is signed, and if after 15 days the bidder shall fail to do so, the certified check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the OWNER as liquidated damages. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. OWNER reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. Published by the authority of the Town of Verona. CONSULTING ENGINEER: MSA Professional Services, Inc. 2901 International Lane, Suite 300 Madison, WI 53704 Kevin C. Lord, RLS, P.E. (608) 242-7779 Published: June 27 and July 4, 2013 WNAXLP

BID REJECTION: The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any technicality, and to accept any bid which it deems advantageous to the City’s best interest. BID WITHDRAWAL: All bids shall remain subject to acceptance for a period of 60 days after the time and date set for the opening thereof. Published by authority of the City of Verona, Wisconsin Jon H. Hochkammer Mayor Kami Lynch, City Clerk Published: June 27 and July 4, 2013 WNAXLP

The Town of Verona will receive sealed bids at the Town Hall, located at 335 N. Nine Mound Road, Verona, WI 53593 for the construction of 2013 Roadway Maintenance Projects until July 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. The work for which bids are asked includes the following: Project A: Forest Drive Culvert Replacement Project B: Jaggi Drive Culvert Replacement Project C: Range Trail Roadway Repairs including wedging and overlay. Project D: Sugar River Road Roadway Repairs including wedging and overlay. Project E: Sunset Drive Roadway Repairs including overlay of 6-inches of recycled asphalt millings. Project F: Whalen Road Roadway Repairs including wedging and driveway apron modifications. Project G: White Crossing Roadway Repairs including a 3-inch asphaltic overlay. The BIDDING DOCUMENTS may be examined at the offices of MSA Professional Services, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin and the Town of Verona. Planholders list will be updated interactively on our



OWNER: Notice is hereby given by the City of Verona that it will receive bids for Bituminous Seal Coat. PROJECT: The major work consists of the following items: 76,500 Square Yards Bituminous Seal Coat PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS: Specifications may be obtained at the office of the Director of Public Works, 410 Investment Court, Verona, WI 53593, on and after June 27, 2013. TIME: Sealed bids will be received until 1:00 P.M., Friday, July 12, 2013, in the office of the Director of Public Works. At this time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. BIDS: All bids shall be sealed in an envelope clearly marked “2013 City of Verona Bituminous Seal Coat Project”. The name and address of the bidder shall be clearly identified on the outside of the envelope. The City has the right to increase or decrease the quantity up to 30%. PRE-BID MEETING: No pre-bid meeting is scheduled. BID SECURITY: A bid bond or certified check, payable to the City of Verona, in the amount of 5% of the bid shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the bidder will execute the contract and furnish 100% performance and payment bonds within 10 days after notice of award of the contact by the City.



1. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Hochkammer at 7:00 p.m. 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call: L. Diaz, E. Doyle, S. Manley, H. Reekie, B. Stiner, and D. Yurs. Ald. McGilvray was absent and excused. Also in attendance: City Engineer, Bob Gundlach; City Administrator, B. Burns; Police Chief, B. Coughlin; Fire Chief, J. Giver; Finance Director/Treasurer, C. Engelke; and City Clerk, K. Lynch. 4. Public Comment * Patrick Lytle, 608 Hamlets Circle spoke regarding his interest and qualifications for the vacant City Council position. * Michael Bare, 543 Harvest Lane spoke regarding his interest and qualifications for the vacant City Council position. 5. Approval of Minutes: Motion by Manley, seconded by Yurs to approve the minutes of the May 28, 2013 Common Council meeting. Motion carried 6/0. 6. Mayor’s Business (1) Appointment to the Verona Library Board. Mayor Hochkammer appointed Kevin Kniess, 302 Llanos Street to the Verona Library Board. Motion by Stiner, seconded by Doyle to approve the confirmation of Kevin Kniess to the Library Board. Motion carried 6/0. * Mayor Hochkammer congratulated the 2013 high school graduates and wished them the best in their future endeavors. * Mayor Hochkammer thanked Mr. Zaugg and all those involved in Hometown Days for another very successful year. 7. Administrator’s Report 8. Engineer’s Report 9. COMMITTEE REPORTS A. Plan Commission (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Resolution R-13-018 Approving a Certified Survey Map to Create Two Lots Located at 101 Lincoln Street and 451 E Verona Avenue. Motion by Yurs, seconded by Diaz, to approve Resolution R-13-018. Motion carried 6/0. B. Finance Committee (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Payment of Bills. Motion by Manley, seconded by Doyle, to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $910,857.92. Motion carried 6/0. (2) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Resolution R-13-019 Authorizing



the Issuance and Sale of 5,795,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A. Motion by Manley, seconded by Doyle, to approve Resolution R-13-019. Mike Harrigan, Ehler’s & Associates, provided information on the sale results for this and the following item. A roll call vote was taken with the following members voting ‘aye’ : Diaz, Doyle, Manley, Reekie, Stiner, and Yurs. No members voted ‘no’. Motion carried 6/0. (3) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Resolution R-13-020 Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of $2,460,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes, Series 2013B. Motion by Manley, seconded by Doyle, to approve Resolution R-13-020. A roll call vote was taken with the following members voting ‘aye’: Diaz, Doyle, Manley, Reekie, Stiner, and Yurs. No members voted ‘no’. Motion carried 6/0. (4) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Resolution R-13-021 Designating Officials Authorized to Declare Official Intent under Reimbursement Bond Regulations. Motion by Manley, seconded by Doyle, to approve Resolution R-13-021. Motion carried 6/0. C. Public Safety & Welfare Committee (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approving an Application for a Special Event Permit for Verona Fest, August 2-3, 2013 from Ice, Inc. Motion by Manley, seconded by Yurs, to approve the Special Event Permit for Verona Fest. Motion carried 6/0. (2) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approving an Application for a Temporary Class B Beer License for Verona Fest, August 2-3, 2013 from Mike O’Brien, Ice Inc. Motion by Manley, seconded by Yurs, to approve the Temporary Class B Beer License for Verona Fest. Motion carried 6/0. (3) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approving an Application for a Class B Beer License from Carl Nolen, Agent, Wisconsin Brewing Company, located at 1079 American Way. Motion by Manley, seconded by Yurs, to approve the Class B Beer License from Carl Nolen, Agent for the Wisconsin Brewing Company. Motion carried 6/0. (4) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approving the 2013-2014 Liquor License Renewals. Motion by Manley, seconded by Yurs to approve the 20132014 Liquor License Renewals with contingencies on two licenses: The Heights must pay past due invoices to two wholesalers by July 10, 2013 and Avanti’s must obtain a valid Seller’s Permit from the State, pay in full the 2012 Personal Property taxes, pay in full delinquent sewer & water utility charges, and pay a past due invoice to a wholesaler by July 10, 2013. Motion carried 6/0. (5) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approving the 2013-2014 Cigarette License Renewals. Motion by Manley, seconded by Yurs to approve the 20132014 Cigarette License Renewals. Motion carried 6/0. 10. Old Business- None 11. New Business (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approving an Appointment to Fill a Vacancy on the City Council. Mayor Hochkammer spoke providing information on the process to fill the vacancy. Members of the Common Council commented on their views of the candidates and they felt would be the best choice to fill the vacant Council seat. Ald. Manley nominated Patrick Ly-

tle to the Common Council. Ald. Doyle nominated Michael Bare to the Common Council. Patrick Lytle received 1 vote from Ald. Manley. Michael Bare received 5 votes from Ald. Diaz, Ald. Doyle, Ald. Reekie, Ald. Stiner, and Ald. Yurs. As Michael Bare received the majority of votes he was appointed to fill the vacancy on the City Council. (2) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approval of Operator’s Licenses. A List of New Operator’s Licenses and 2013 Renewal Operator’s License was distributed to each Council Member. Motion by Manley, seconded by Doyle to approve the licenses as listed. Motion carried 6/0. 12. Announcements 13. Adjournment Motion by Manley, seconded by Yurs to adjourn the meeting at 8:24 p.m. Motion carried 6/0. Kami Lynch, Clerk Published: June 27, 2013 WNAXLP

OWNER: Notice is herby given by the City of Verona that it will receive bids for 2013 Crack Filling Project PROJECT: The major work consists of spot sealing deteriorated pavement areas and routing, cleaning, and filling of random cracks, and existing transverse and longitudinal joints within the City of Verona. PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS: Specifications may be obtained at the office of the Director of Public Works, 410 Investment Court, Verona, WI 53593 on and after June 27, 2013. TIME: Sealed bids will be received until 11:00A.M., July 05, 2013, in the office of the Director of Public Works. At this time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. BIDS: All bids shall be sealed in an envelope clearly marked “2013 Crack Filling Project” The name and address of the bidder shall be clearly identified on the outside of the envelope. PRE QUALIFY: Bidders must prequalify 5 business days prior to the bid opening date. Submittals must include a list of 5 projects completed within 20 miles of the City of Verona that have gone through 3 winter seasons. List should include name of municipality, name and phone number of municipal representative and years worked for the municipality. Listed projects must be municipal streets, parking lots and driveway will not qualify. BID REFECTION: The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any technicality, and to accept any bid which it deems advantageous to the City’s best interest. BID WITHDRAWAL: All bids shall remain subject to acceptance for a period of 60 days after the time and date set for the opening thereof. Published by authority of the City of Verona, Wisconsin Jon H. Hochkammer Mayor Kami Lynch, City Clerk Published: June 27 and July 4, 2013 WNAXLP



970 Horses

975 Livestock

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340 Autos

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508 Child Care & Nurseries
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564 Roofing

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576 Special Services

516 Cleaning Services

532 Fencing

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423 Work Wanted

IN HOME Eldercare Light housekeeping included. Experienced caregiver. References available. Call Barbara Ann 608712-0459

668 Musical Instruments

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434 Health Care, Human Services & Child Care

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548 Home Improvement

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590 Wanted: Services

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

TRAINER- PROVIDE personal care assistance and skills training to individuals with developmental disabilities in vocational and community settings. LTE position, 25/Hrs/wk. $11.20/hr. Excellent benefits. Send resume by 7/15/13 to MAC-Stoughton, 932 N Page St., Stoughton, WI 53589 AA/EOE

447 Professional

143 Notices

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676 Plants & Flowers

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688 Sporting Goods & Recreational

720 Apartments

VERONA DUPLEX 3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath, Appliances, W/D hookups, central air, fenced, garage, no smoking, no pets. $950 month plus utilities. July 1st or August 1st. 608-845-7608

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770 Resort Property For Rent

690 Wanted

801 Office Space For Rent

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453 Volunteer Wanted

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150 Places To Go

692 Electronics

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STOUGHTON 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Large, $600 for 1 Bedroom and $700 for 2 Bedroom includes Heat and Water. No Dogs. 608-205-9333 STOUGHTON 2-BEDROOM Spacious Townhouse style apartment. Great location. Private Entrance, Laundry, Garage, Balcony, Storage. $715/month. No Pets. 608-225-1061

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

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820 Misc. Investment Property For Sale

740 Houses For Rent

EVANSVILLE 2-3 bedroom, one car garage, $700. per month plus security deposit, plus utilities. Available July 1. 608-931-6539

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601 Household

BRINKMANN SMOKER Charcoal grill. Slow cook BBQ for moist, delicious flavor. Used a few times, like new. Asking $60. 608-669-2243

696 Wanted To Buy

STOUGHTON AREA 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, very large kitchen w/pantry, spacious family/dining room, nice living room and 3 season porch, full basement with family room, 2 1/2 attached garage, all appliances incl. dish washer, washer/ dryer, microwave, stove and refrigerator, spacious yard, riding lawn mower available, in a very nice subdivision just north of Stoughton. 1/2 months rent security deposit, $1250 per month please call or text 608-576-2293 for appointment.

845 Houses For Sale

850 Houses, Open

MT. HOREB 3 Bedroom home, land contract. $12,000 down. 608-335-6008

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550 Insurance

705 Rentals

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750 Storage Spaces For Rent
ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access BRAND NEW OREGON/BROOKLYN Credit Cards Accepted CALL (608)444-2900 C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Units in all sizes 5x10 thru 10x30 Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904

WATERFRONT OPEN SUNDAY 6/30 12-3 Rare Lake Waubesa Home. Spectacular 180 degree views, deeded lake access, highest lot on east shore. 4-BR, 3.5-Bath, gourmet kitchen, remodeled baths. For details call 608-239-3214 or 608-838-9071. Only $384,900.

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Monday for the Verona Press unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

JAMES MADISON Park Clean-up and Beautification: Located in downtown Madison, James Madison Park is no stranger to busy city life. Yet these twelve acres offer users an area ideally suited for refreshing the body and mind. City of Madison Parks Division invites you to come out on July 9th from 9am-noon to help weed flower beds, the playground and near the boathouse. Volunteers will also pick up trash throughout the entire park. Kennedy Park Clean-up and Beautification on July 18th: This large east side park is a popular location for youth soccer leagues, neighborhood children playing on the play equipment or riding their bike on the trail that goes through the park. Volunteers will be weeding in the area around the park sign, around trees and around the volleyball area and also picking up trash. Olbrich Park Beautification on July 23rd: Located on Madison’s East side along the skirt of Lake Monona and adjacent to Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Olbrich Park is one of Madison’s largest lakefront parks. Volunteers will work to weed around the tennis courts and flower beds, as well as do some invasive species removal. Call the Volunteer Center at 246-4380 or visit for more information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

870 Residential Lots

TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGSSPRING HILL 1st Addition. .70 wooded lot. Has well on property. $70,000. Bob 608-873-8267

554 Landscaping, Lawn, Tree & Garden Work

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)

606 Articles For Sale

ARTS LAWNCARE- Mowing, trimming, rototilling ,etc. 608-235-4389

NORWEGIAN EMBROIDERED BUNAD, Size Medium, Valdres Area blouse. Has machine embroidered collar and cuffs, embroidered purse with pewter handle. 608-332-0836

211 E Main Stoughton. 2-bedroom, 1-bath, second floor, 900/sq/ft. Natural wood. Organized closet, bookshelf. Office w/built-in cabinet and desk, all appliances, breakfast bar, A/C, gas heat. Laundry on-sight. Storage/parking. $695. Available now. 608-271-0101 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 ON LAKE KEGONSA Home to share with single person 2 separate bedrooms. Master bedroom on 1st floor w/private bathroom. $535/mo 2nd bedroom on 2nd floor Cable & internet, utilities, included for both. No/Smoking/Pets. $475/mo. 815238-1000 OREGON ONE Bedroom Apt. $550/Mo. Heat Included. Laundry. Pets Negotiable. Nice. 608-835-1690 STOUGHTON- 115 Hillside. 2 bedroom upper. No Pets. $650/mo +utilities 608455-7100

402 Help Wanted, General

ROTOTILLING, SKIDLOADER, and Lawnmowing. Brooklyn, Oregon, Evansville and surrounding areas. 608-5138572, 608-206-1548 SHREDDED TOPSOIL Shredded Garden Mix Shredded Bark Decorative Stone Pick-up or Delivered Limerock Delivery Ag Lime Spreading O'BRIEN TRUCKING 5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI 608-835-7255 SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Bush Trimming Powerwash Houses Spring/Fall Clean-Up Lawncare, Gutter Cleaning 608-219-1214 WEED MOWING Small/Large Acreage Prairie grass mowing 608-220-2114 or 845-7334

648 Food & Drink

CAPITOLAND CHILDREN’S Center is currently seeking a full time cook for our daycare and summer camp children. Summer hours will be from 7-3:30 Mon-Fri and in September will vary from 6:30am-3:30pm. Applicants must have experience cooking and be flexible. Position is available Monday June 10th. Please send your resume to Brenda at

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DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 FARM BUILDING for storage. 12.5'x28'-8.5; between Oregon-Brooklyn. $60/mo $600/yr. 309-277-7218

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652 Garage Sales

OREGON 1554 Woodvale Dr. 6/28-29 Friday 7am-3pm Saturday 8am-noon. Girls 6-14, toys, household, more. OREGON 2038 Hwy MM, ThursdaySaturday, 9am-5pm Antique, collectibles, perennials, misc household.

STOUGHTON- 3 bedroom duplex, 1500 sq ft plus basement, 2 car garage..1150/ mo Call Mike at 608-217-2588

OREGON 4718 EISENHOWER (off Hwy MM) June 28-29, 8am-4pm. Multi-family. Kitchen, decor, bar and stools, sand filter, misc.

STOUGHTON- BEAUTIFUL studio apartment. Hardwood floors, full kitchen/ bath. Off street parking. $595 includes utilities. 608-220-8697 STOUGHTON- BIG, beautiful, 2 bdm/2 bath near Kegonsa School. Private laundry & garage, pets welcome. Call 608221-8146

OREGON 5819 County Hwy A. Thursday-Sunday, 8am-4pm. Clothes, collectibles, hand made jewelry, shop tools. STOUGHTON- 2938-2939 Tracy Lane on Lake Kegonsa. 6/27 4pm-7pm, 6/28 8am-3pm, 6/29 8am-11am. Multi-family sale. Downsizing. Something for everyone.

560 Professional Services

DANE COUNTY’S MARKETPLACE. The Verona Press Classifieds. Call 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

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

COMPUTER PROBLEMS? My Computer Works - 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) PERFECT PAINTING Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair/Staining 30+ years experience References available. Call Mike 608-334-3364

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES: Accounts Payable & Receivables Personal & Small Business. Call now! Joy's Bookkeeping Services 608-712-6286

Full Time Wheel Loader Operator
Madison area site, hours normally 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri. (Sat. hours as needed). Must be experienced, self-motivated and independent with an eye for quality in a fast paced environment. Competitive pay, 401K, vacation time, health, and dental insurance. Learn more about us at To apply, contact Ryan at 608-831-0349, or mail your resumé: Purple Cow Organics LLC, Attn.: Production Manager, P.O. Box 620856, Middleton, WI 53562

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


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