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Fire, Brown extend council split
Alders continue to disagree on development, hiring ‘fairness’
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Nearly four hours of debate didn’t get the Common Council very far Monday night. The majority of that time was spent on two subjects that once again divided the group across what could almost be described as party lines. Those would be the potential annexation and
development of a farm along the Ice Age Trail and the hiring process for the yet-to-be-born city fire department. In each case, the council heard detailed presentations and extensive public comment on both sides and ended with no tangible progress.
The more pressing issue, the fire department, continued a rift from the previous week’s Committee of the Whole meeting, in which some alders openly attempted to subvert the statutory hiring process. Monday, however, the council opted to delay it. The discussion of developing
the Brown farm on the southeast side of town, meanwhile, has been going for about eight years and wasn’t scheduled for an official vote. Rather, its appearance at the council, a week after getting a mixed reaction from the
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Aquatic club goes under
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Just for kicks
Verona’s Finley Deisher, 8, unleashes a tornado kick last Tuesday during Verona National Night Out at Festival Park as Tony Kummer assists with the demonstration. Deisher is a black belt at Karate America, which held the 30-minute demonstration to promote awareness of self-defense skills. See more photos, page 8.
After 34 years of tutoring swimmers, the Verona Aquatic Club has decided it can no longer stay afloat. The VAC’s governing board voted unanimously Aug. 7 to pursue dissolution and cease operations as a result of lack of adequate pool space. It’s a move VAC treasurer Deb Nickels said the group had seen coming for years. “It’s not even adequate (pool space); it’s also appropriate,” Nickels said. “We were swimming late at MATC East, and some of those kids weren’t getting home until 9:30 or 10 p.m. and they still had homework to do.” As a result, the club lost a chunk of its senior swimmers. Because of the organization’s dwindling membership, Nickels said, this decision made the most sense. At the same time, its veteran coach, Randy Trowbridge, will be moving out of state, making the decision that much easier. “I think our families must have seen it coming because I have received no messages
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Verona Area School District
Superintendent sees ‘big goals’ on the horizon for next generation
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Its premise was as straightforward as it gets: the board believed “every student must be successBack in April, the Verona Area ful.” Sounds simple, right? school board approved a “beliefs But in an interview last week, and outcomes statement.”
superintendent Dean Gorrell said the statement underscores a multiyear strategy that could radically transform local schools. With the goal of “personalizing education” for every
student, Gorrell said the district is in age-based grades that rotate embarking on a new era in educa- through a set number of classes tion that, in Verona, could include each day any of the following: • year-round school device • breaking free of the “time Turn to Goals/Page 13 bound” system of teaching kids
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Run, run, goose Roughly 200 participants laced up their sneakers last Saturday for the
Her son, Matt Giesfeldt, estimated that this year’s run was the largest yet and raised more than $3,000 that will be donated to the Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. Above, Race organizers Kari and Matt Giesfeldt and daughter Orla.
fifth annual Mama Goose Memorial Run/Walk. The race is organized by the family of Margaret “Mama Goose” Giesfeldt, a former secretary in Verona schools who died of cancer in 2009.
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New program combats effect of ‘summer slide’
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This month, a new program funded through a Verona Area School District “innovation grant” is aiming to give 20 area elementary
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school students a jumpstart on the 2013-14 school year. The “Learn Academy,” led by four VASD teachers, kicked off last week in Fitchburg. Ninety-minute classes are held Tuesday through Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the leasing office of the Nakoma Heights apartment complex on Chalet Gardens Road. Twenty kids in grades 3-5 – 10 each from Stoner Prairie and Glacier Edge elementary schools – were selected for the program because, in past years, they had struggled with the “summer slide,” a term educators use to define the academic ground kids can lose during the threemonth vacation. “The goal is to get them into the swing of things before they actually start school this year,” said Amy Klubertanz, a second grade teacher in Glacier Edge’s bilingual program. The program started last week with about 14 adult volunteers who met with the students to talk about their jobs. The kids met organic farmers, zookeepers, pizza makers and players on the Madison 56ers soccer squad, among others. The next step is for the students to research a question, career or other topic that sparked their interest during the presentations, Klubertanz said. The students will create presentations they will share with their parents on the program’s final day, Aug. 22. The program is being funded through a $6,050 innovation grant awarded
Students learn the difference between a mini donkey and mini horse during a lesson last week. Below, an employee from Toppers Pizza helps students make a pepperoni and sausage pizza.
by the Verona Area school board in May. In all, the board doled out 10 grants worth $81,360 that aim to close so-called “achievement gaps” along racial or socioeconomic lines, customize learning for individual students or make Verona stand out among peer districts. The program also offers help to the students’ parents with things like registering online for school, setting up a Gmail account or getting a library card, Klubertanz said. And it includes group dinners and snacks that kids prepare themselves using organic produce procured from an area farm. The grant was used to pay teacher stipends, rent the office, purchase food and buy 10 web-based laptops that will be used in the
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Experience trumped familiarity in the decision to hire a firm to design the city’s new fire station. The city’s ad hoc committee interviewed two firms for the job last Thursday – Bray Architects and Five Bugles Design – and came out recommending Five Bugles. The Common Council unanimously approved that recommendation Monday. The decision does not obligate the city to any particular amount, despite the nearly $350,000 estimate for the company’s services. The station is expected to cost $8 million to $10 million. Bray had worked with many members of the committee to develop Verona City Center in 2007-08, including a police station, and it sketched initial designs for a fire station during that process, which included brief consideration of designing one larger building that would accommodate the fire department, as well. But Five Bugles members touted their experience of designing dozens of fire stations in the Midwest as the reason they would be the best fit for the city.
fire chief of 23 years, and he served 36 years in the emergency services field. Committee members liked his ability to articulate what firefighters need for their department and work with the committee and design team to meet those needs. Giver said he and his staff were comfortable working with Five Bugles when the group did a station location analysis for the department last year. In addition, many of the stations that city staff and committee members had toured in recent months were built in part by Five Bugles. “No one comes close to them with their experience with fire stations,” Giver said. “Me and my staff are extremely comfortable with them.”
Only five of the 12 members of the group – Ald. Mac McGilvray, Mayor Jon Hochkammer, fire chief Joe Giver, Police and Fire Commission president Delora Newton and Fitch-Rona EMS chief Brian Myrland– were present for the interviews. The group discussed the proposals after two hourlong presentations and decided that Eau Clairebased Five Bugles would deliver the best station based on their experience and team of experts. Hochkammer said at the meeting he was impressed by Bray’s presentation, but he felt Five Bugles was a better fit for this job. “I thought Bray did a really good job on the presentation,” Hochkammer told the committee. “But my gut tells me … that I think that Five Bugles can do a better job. We want what’s best for the city, long term.” Committee members agreed, saying Five Bugles’ in-house emergency services specialist, Ed Mischefske, helped edge out the competition. Mischfeske is a former
Five Bugles provided an initial cost of about $348,000 for the engineering and design services of the first phase the design project, according to numbers provided by city administrator Bill Burns. Bray was slightly higher at $385,000. The two companies were selected for presentations out of six that submitted proposals. The first phase will be to conduct a final space needs analysis and site analysis, which will include reviewing previous studies and making sure the location has enough room for the new station and any future additions. Five Bugles’ proposal said the group will look at response data, current and future land use plans and population projections. It plans also to incorporate conversations with firefighters and city staff into discussions with the steering committee to develop “bubble diagrams” of where different parts of the fire, EMS and shared areas need to be inside the
new station. From there, the group will develop some 3-D schematics for the steering committee, council and public to review. The first phase is scheduled to be completed by November, which would give the council a good idea of what it needs to budget for the new station. Both Bray and Five Bugles estimated the cost per square foot of the new station to be between $200 and $250. A previous space needs analysis put the department’s needs at nearly 40,000 square feet. On the low end, a new station would run about $8 million. It could be up to $10 million based on these estimates. After the first phase, the city would need to work with a firm to begin making construction documents over the winter. The project would be bid in the spring and construction would start in the summer. The project would be done by April 2015. Before beginning the planning process in earnest, the city will likely to have a discussion about hiring a construction manager to oversee the design and building process. Ald. McGilvray said a plan for overseeing the project was “important to have in place.” The city used public works director Ron Reider as the construction manager while building the City Center, but likely won’t devote staff resources to the fire station project, members said at the ad hoc meeting. The council has heard several different methods of construction management, but has yet to decide on which one they prefer to use for this project. A date for that meeting hasn’t been set, but representatives from Five Bugles recommended having a construction manager on board as soon as possible.
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Energy upgrades good for VASD
My hat goes off to superintendent Dean Gorrell and the Verona Area Board of Education for investing $4.4 million in improving energy efficiency in the district. I teach at Verona Area High School, and I was in doing some work this summer when a custodian showed me the new LED lights they’re installing. Then Dr. Gorrell informed me the district is also upgrading HVAC systems, improving building envelopes, and installing a high R-value roof on Badger Ridge Middle School. This is fantastic! I appreciate it as a taxpayer because I know it will pay for itself in a few years. And I appreciate it as a teacher and a father because I know it will lower greenhouse gas emissions and help ensure a livable climate for future generations. Steve Lewis City of Fitchburg
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Annual show that will feature local artists
In addition to art, fair to offer food, drink and live music
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Verona woodworker Lane Bacon is making his first appearance at the Agora Fair Saturday. One of his pieces is shown here.
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The Verona Area School District will host its annual meeting and budget hearing Monday at 6 p.m. at the district’s central office, 700 N. Main St. Other than school administrators, few people usually attend. But for anyone interested, the roughly 90-minute meeting offers a chance to learn more about the district or ask questions. The meeting kicks off with a state-mandated “budget hearing,” when business manager Chris Murphy will go through his projections for the 2013-14 budget. Though still preliminary, the projected $60.7 million operating budget calls for a $33.5 million tax levy, a 3 percent decrease from a year ago. That decrease is expected to push property tax rates to $12.39 per $1,000 of equalized value, or 3 percent lower than the $12.78 mill rate last year. After the budget hearing, administrators typically give an overview of the district and walk the audience through students’ scores last year on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam, the standardized test that students in grades 3-8 and 10 take each fall. Superintendent Dean Gorrell said he and director of instruction Donna Behn will also likely talk about new standardized tests coming in 2014-15 and the district’s website that houses student performance data. At the end of the meeting, the audience, including
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board members, will vote on three items: the proposed tax levy, new school board salaries and the sale of district equipment. The latter vote is basically a procedural OK for the district to sell property or equipment, such as pickup trucks. As for the board raises, Gorrell has recommended a roughly 2 percent raise for board members – or about what staff received this year. The increase would boost annual board salaries to about $3,700-$3,900 for officers and $3,350 for non-officers. The board’s regular meeting will follow the annual meeting. For more information, call the district office at 845-4300. – Seth Jovaag
The work of more than 100 Wisconsin artists – including four from Verona – will be showcased in the fifth annual Fitchburg Agora Art Fair Saturday. The juried fair is set amid the impressive architecture of the Agora complex and the natural prairie landscape of southern Wisconsin. It will feature local and regional artists from every medium: painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, glass, metals, woodwork, mixed media, fiber and sculpture. There will be plenty of other activities, including live music on two stages, a Capital Brewery beer and wine garden, a children’s art yard, local food and beverages, retailer specials and a flower show. Verona woodworker Lane Bacon is making his first appearance at the Agora Fair Saturday. He makes what he calls functional wood items – baskets, boxes, trays, cutting boards and “a wide variety of things you can use around the home” – and sells them from his home in Verona or at art fairs throughout the state. “I’ve been doing this about 30 years,” Bacon said. “It started out as a hobby and after I retired 13 years ago (from an engineering career) it became a full-time business.”
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Bacon said he typically does not enter craft shows but tries “to stick with doing the juried art shows.” Jewelry maker Cindy Koshalek of Verona is also showing her work for the first time at the Agora Fair. She makes hand-forged and hand-hammered jewelry – earrings, necklaces and bracelets – that are set in sterling silver or occasionally in copper. She began working as a metalsmith some 20 years ago.
Although Saturday will be her first time at Agora, “I’ve done lots of arts and crafts fairs,” she said. “I’ve experimented with a few things, so I’ve always sold jewelry but I’ve also sold paintings and I’m going to start doing ceramics, too.” That said, Koshalek admits her first love is making jewelry. She has sold her work to people from around the world. “I have a customer from Russia and one from Japan,” she said. “I also have a customer from England that comes back fairly often.” Along with the art, fair organizers have lined up live music for the entire day. The Capital Brewery Beer Garden will be set up next to the Capital Stage. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine.
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17, in Paoli Park. Boutique. The event features canoe tours, food, See fabulous fashion pieces and have the opportunity to try on some outfits. entertainment and raffle prizes. For more info, visit usrwa.org. A local group in August will be seek- End of summer items will be available ing donations of school supplies and and Mary will share in her tips and tricks to looking sharp this fall with Teen sushi class books. Teen sushi class at the library has The Verona Area Lions Club and some new looks. been rescheduled to Wednesday, Aug. Verona Area High School are hosting a 21, at the library. “Stuff the Bus” drive through Aug. 16 Riley Fest Head down to the Riley Tavern next The class will be from 5:30 - 6:30 at Verona Chiropractic. Donations will be accepted daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekend for live music, drinks and p.m. camaraderie at the 20th annual Riley Learn how to make sushi with during the drive. All donations are welcome, and spe- Fest Aug. 17. The tavern is located at instructors from Whole Foods, then eat your creations! cific lists of needed supplies are avail- 8205 Klevenville-Riley Road. Gates open at noon, rain or shine. The class is for teens ages 11-18 able at The event features live music from years old and registration is required at Miller’s, Target, Verona Chiropractic, Walgreens, and the school district’s Mahogany Hogs, Chameleons and veronapubliclibrary.org. Super Tuesday. website, verona.k12.wi.us. There will be shuttle and Safe Ride Bingo For BBQ At the end of the drive, the donated service available. supplies will be dropped off at VAHS, Play a session of bingo at 5 p.m. For more information, visit Riley Thursday, Aug. 22 and then enjoy a where five social workers in the district will divide the goods among five Taverino on Facebook, or call 845- cookout of brats, hot dogs, chips and 9150. schools, according to a news release. soda at the senior center. The whole night costs just $5 ($4 for Paddle & Pig Out Mary’s Unique Boutique the food and $1 for playing bingo). Call 845-7471 if you need transportaThe Upper Sugar River Watershed Fall fashions will be on display at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Association’s annual Paddle and Pig tion to come play Bingo. senior center during the Fall Preview Out in Paoli event will take place from by Mary Coppens from Mary’s Unique 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 allsaints-madison.org 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 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 • memorialucc.org 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 livinghopeverona.com, firstname.lastname@example.org SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 MBCverona.org 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 www.redeemerbiblefellowship.org SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 • rlcverona.org 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 Stchristopherverona.com 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 www.stjamesverona.org 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 www.salemchurchverona.org 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 springdalelutheran.org Pastor: Jeff Jacobs SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Communion Worship SUGAR RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 N. Franklin St., Verona (608) 845-5855 email@example.com, sugarriverumc.org 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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In his first official meeting with journalists, the new pope gave some insight into why he chose the name Francis. After the twothirds vote was reached, a fellow cardinal from Brazil, Claudio Hummes, embraced him and said to him “Don’t forget about the poor.” This stuck with him, he said, and immediately made him think of St. Francis, who was devoted to the poor, renouncing his father’s considerable wealth as a young man and living essentially as a poor beggar. St. Francis was known as “Il Poverello,” the little poor man. Pope Francis went on to say that as the votecounting continued he thought about war, and St. Francis’s devotion to peace. The first line of the prayer of St. Francis says “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.” And finally, St. Francis was enamored of nature and saw God’s hand in all of physical creation. Pope Francis summarized his choice of names by saying “Francis of Assisi…the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and guards creation.” This was a good choice of names, and inspiring ideals for the man leading the world’s largest Christian denomination. – Christopher Simon via Metro News Service “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82: 3-4
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National Night Out
Verona’s annual National Night Out Against Drugs and Crime last Tuesday was popular as always, with several public safety departments and other safety-focused groups joining in. Left, Owen Welty, 6, and brother Will, 3, pretend to drive the DNR boat. Right, Fitchburg police officer Cesar Lopez and K9 unit Chase make some friends. Below left, Tami TopperSchroeder makes headgear for Marianna Thompson, 10, of Mount Horeb while sister Myesha, 8, watches.
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Above, Sgt. Mark Horstmann helps a youngster get prepared for the climbing wall. Right, Sgt. Matthew Dart hands out free flashlights from sponsor Ray-o-Vac.
VAC: Commute to MATC East pool contributed to swimmers’ numbers dwindling recently
Continued from page 1 from anyone saying, ‘No, you can’t do this.’” Rather, Nickels said, everyone has been sympathetic. “This decision left the board extremely heavyhearted,” she said. “We tried to think of other options. Should we federate with another club? But if we were to federate we wouldn’t even bring much pool time.” “We wish him the best, but we knew there would be a mass exodus from the team when Randy left,” Nickels said. “We’re not a team without a home pool. We can’t do this anymore.” Trowbridge was more than a coach, becoming an extended member of several families. One such family was the Kuhns, who had two daughters in the program. “The girls looked up to Randy as a second father,” mother Sheila Kuhn said. “I just can’t say enough good things about him. He supported our whole family, even helping me through my divorce.” Nickels said she knew of five VAC swimmers who would be transferring to another local USA swimming teams such as the McFarland Sharks, Waunakee Wave, Badger Aquatic Club, YMCA and Stoughton STARS. “In most of those other facilities, if not all, those teams are doing the bulk of their training in their community pools,” Trowbridge said. “Their pools aren’t any larger than ours, and they do it along with having high school teams.” That’s because, Trowbridge said, in Verona, the VAC was simply prioritized out in order to shift the Natatorium toward becoming a multiple-use facility in correlation with the community education program. “As it was explained to me in the beginning, we really want to take care of the community so that the tax base would be less likely to complain about doing things for the school district,” Trowbridge said. Though the Verona Area School District school board had essentially told the pool director and community ed program that the VAC had to be allowed to keep some time on the schedule, it was only enough to keep the novice swimmers in Verona. Bishop O’Connor Center,” Nickels said. “After that, it was a fight just to survive.” Since then, the club board and coach Trowbridge scrambled to piece together pool time, with the older kids mostly swimming at MATC East in the fall and winter. It was an unpopular move with families, to say the least. ”It’s a long ways away and it’s very expensive to rent,” Nickels said. “We had people that were quitting when we’d move their kids up to the next group and they had to swim out at MATC.” support an aquatic center,” Nickels said. “Maybe Verona Aquatic Club can resurrect someday, but right now, our membership is so small, we are not a force to be reckoned with at all in terms of building a pool. We don’t have the resources.” Trowbridge was a little more apprehensive. “Whether Verona could support an aquatic center or not, I don’t know,” he said. “Given the right kind of facility, it would be viable. I believe.” The city has helped finance projects like those before when supporters presented comprehensive plans to cover their costs. However, Trowbridge noted there are many factors involved in any such undertaking, including who controls operations and how conflicts between different interests, like the city and school district, are handled. “Those kinds of things come into play when you’re trying to figure out how to manage a facility,” he said.
The club, which coaches swimmers as young as 5 to seniors in high school, had about 20 kids this summer compared to somewhere between 45-50 last winter. It eventually reached a point where VAC could no longer grow its team, Nickels said, “This year in particular, the writing was on the wall.” With the group struggling, the pool director at the Verona Natatorium informed members of the VAC of a new WIAA rule that would allow high school teams to practice until 6 p.m. this fall and winter. “It just got to the point where we could not run our first two levels completely in that space,” Nickels said. “We’d be overcrowded.” The final blow was when Trowbridge decided to return to the club he started in his hometown of Olympia, Wash. back in 1983. Trowbridge had been head coach of the VAC for 27 of its 34 years.
The Verona Natatorium, located next to the high school, is a community pool and was at one point were the VAC operated its program completely. For a number of years now, though, Nickels said her group had to move elsewhere to make room for other groups. VAC members traveled to the Bishop O’Connor Center in West Madison for several years, and the bulk of the team swam there, particularly the more advanced swimmers. Even then, the high school swim seasons in the fall and winter were difficult because the younger groups normally only had two or three lanes for 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours, Nickels said. Almost two years ago, the Bishop O’Connor Center permanently closed its pool. “We’ve been struggling for a lot of years, but the severe blow was losing the
A new home
While there has been talk off and on over the years about building a new aquatic center in Verona and even Fitchburg, none have gotten very far off the ground. The closest came in 1993, when the VAC lined up a donor to construct a 50-meter pool in Fitchburg. That project, however, ended up falling through when the major donor pulled out. Later, there was talk about putting a pool near the Eagles Nest Ice Arena prior to the construction of the baseball complex at Ceniti Park in 2006. “I know the six-lane pool here is insufficient for the size of community we have now,” Trowbridge said. Sentiments about whether the community could support an aquatic center, as one would expect, vary greatly. “Verona is so sports-minded, that I do think it could
To pay for the cost of renting pool time at MATC, the VAC had nearly priced itself out of the market. The group’s calling card, however, continued to be its quality coaching. Even that wasn’t enough in the end, though, as the club had to charge more in fees and ask families to help raise funds just to make ends meet. Years ago, swim teams like the VAC were charged lower rates because they were regular renters. But the economic downturn in recent years left teams across the country to a similar fate as that of the VAC, as school district pools look to increase their revenues. “I think it hurts the community (not having a club here),” Trowbridge said. “Verona considers itself Hometown USA. That’s where you would hope there would be at least enough resources to let the kids swim in their own hometown.”
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The 2013 Verona Area High School fall season is about to start with games/matches scheduled for this week.
Aug. 16: 9 a.m., Madison Edgewood invitational at Yahara Hills Golf Course Aug. 20-21: 7:15 a.m., Wisconsin Dells invitational
Aug. 21: 8:30 a.m., Stevens Point invitational Aug. 20: 7 p.m., vs. McFarland at Reddan Park
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Verona Home Talent manager Dale Burgenske (44) hugs his son David during a Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Dale Sunday before the start of the Western Section semifinals at Stampfl Field. Dale joins Keith Simmons, Jack Butts and Lionel Stampfl in the Verona HTL Hall of Fame.
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It was an emotional exchange as each Verona Home Talent member gave manager Dale Burgenske a card and a hug following his induction into the Hall of Fame at Stampfl Field. “It was tremendous,” Dale Burgenske said. “This is quite a team here. You look out at every position, and you have younger Verona players, middle-aged Verona players and elderly Verona players. They all
know how to play the game. “These guys here have made me look awful good the last 10 years.” Burgenske’s sons, David and Derek, also play on the team. The ceremony took place before Sunday’s Western Section semifinal against Wiota, which was something special for Derek Burgenske to be a part of before hitting the field. “It is very special. I couldn’t be more proud to call him dad,” Derek Burgenske said. “It has been a very special ride, and
you couldn’t ask for a better guy to be manager of this team.” And the honor also puts Dale Burgenske into a group of players that started it all for the Verona Home Talent team. Burgenske joins Keith Simmons, Jack Butts and Lionel Stampfl, whom he played for and with at the start of his career with Home Talent. “I am honored to be in the hall with my father-in-law, Keith, and Jack Butts and Lionel Stampfl. I played with those guys for 20 years, and that is a
good group on the wall, too,” Dale Burgenske said. “That brought a lot of hits and a lot of victories over the 22 years that I played.” Burgenske has managed the Cavaliers for 16 years and has led the team to more than 200 wins in the past few years, which includes four Sunday League titles and two Night League titles. Verona is going for its fifth Sunday title in six years this season.
Men’s singles player Isaac Treves defeated Allesandro Puglielli 6-1, 6-2 in the championship match of the Verona Wildcat Tennis summer Fundraiser, Aug. 8-11. Clarissa Steele defeated Meredith Conley in the women’s singles championship match, 8-1. The women’s doubles team of sisters Morgan and Marissa Wilson defeated Abby Weber and Baylie Gold 4-6, 6-3, 8-1 Men’s doubles winner Elliot Schad and Alan Bauer defeated Stephanie Keryluk and Edwin Ellis 6-0, 6-0 in the championship match.
Cavaliers power past Wiota
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Power was on the side of the Verona Home Talent team Sunday in a playoff against Wiota at Stampfl Field. Shortstop Justin Scanlon (3-for-5, a home run, a double, four runs scored and three RBIs) and center fielder Derek Burgenske (3-for-4, a home run, two doubles, two runs scored and five RBIs) both blasted balls over the fence to lead the offense in a 12-10 win. “It felt good to get out here and swing the bat well,” Scanlon said. “The whole team did. We had 12 hits. ... It is fun when your offense is clicking like that.” Verona was without four regulars during the game but still
managed to get enough offense and enough pitching to hold off Wiota – which came in as the second-best hitting club to Verona, according to manager Dale Burgenske. And that showed with Verona needing to come back early on from a 4-1 deficit and having to hold on to a lead late in the game. “I expected Wiota to get some hits today,” Dale Burgenske said. “They weren’t going to go away quietly.” But the offense answered the challenge, and the pitching and defense did just enough to preserve the win. “We got down early, but this team is not going to quit,” Scanlon said. In the bottom of the second,
the second baseman Klayton Brandt reached on an error by the shortstop and reached second on a groundout. Scanlon, with two outs, started the comeback with an RBI single to left to score Brandt, and he reached second on an error by the left fielder. Outfielder Zach Spencer followed with an RBI single to center, and center fielder Derek Burgenske tied the game with a double into the left-center field gap. First baseman Matt Peetz and catcher Derek Murphy each continued Verona’s hit streak with a pair of doubles to left-center to Photo by Anthony Iozzo make it 6-4 Verona. Derek Burgenske later added Shortstop Justin Scanlon (4) is congratulated by pitcher Ben Wallace after a 2-run
Turn to Cavaliers/Page 10 Stampfl Field. Scanlon finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs in a 12-10 win for Verona.
home run in the bottom of the third in a Sunday League playoff against Wiota at
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Cavaliers: Argyle is next
Continued from page 9 a big blow to Wiota with a 3-run home run off a 2-0 fastball in the seventh that sailed over the right-center field fence to make it 12-5. “We are a confident team offensively,” Derek Burgenske said. “We know it will probably take nine or 10 runs to beat us just because our sticks one through nine – are a tough out. We knew that the first team to 10 would win.” But that wasn’t the end of the game by any means. Wiota trailed by six before an RBI single by Nick Flannery and a bases-loaded clearing double by Merrill Brunson to make the score 12-10. But reliever Danny Koss was able to induce a grounder to first to end the inning and the game. Scanlon homered in the bottom of the third to make it 8-4, and Derek Burgenske added an RBI double in the first inning. AJ Stoffels doubled in Peetz in the fourth. Ben Wallace was the starter and winner. He went six innings and allowed three earned runs on seven hits. He struck out four and walked three. Spencer came in to relieve Wallace in the seventh and went two innings. He allowed one earned run on two hits. He walked three and struck out one. Koss finished the game and allowed three earned runs on four hits. Wallace was held to 100 pitches to keep him fresh for the Western Section final 1 p.m. Sunday against Argyle at Stampfl Field. The winner moves on to the HTL Final Four, but Dale Burgenske doesn’t perceive the Cavaliers letting the pressure get to them. “Everyone puts pressure on us because we are the No. 1 seed, but we have been there before,” Dale Burgenske said. “They are experienced, and they were all comfortable today.”
Verona fell 6-5 in 10 innings to Middleton Thursday in the Night League playoffs. Three errors in the 10th led to the winning run for Middleton. Koss tied the game in the seventh with an RBI single, and Stoffels (2-for4) added an RBI single in the fourth. Peetz (2-for-4) started the offense with a 2-run double. Derek Burgenske and Zach Spencer also had two hits for Verona. Spencer picked up the loss. He struck out two. Cole Kroncke started and went nine innings. He allowed four earned runs on 12 hits. He struck out five and walked two. Verona is eliminated from Night League.
VAGSA’s 12U ASA softball team won 6-2 in a championship game over the Windsor Heat on Aug. 29 in Sauk City. Team members (front, from left) are: Amie Rudnicki and Olivia Rawson; (middle) Kallie Knueppel, Julia Gilboy, Molly McChesney, Emily Bloomfield and Rylie Roddick; (back) coach Meggan Babcock, Hannah Noyce, Savanna Rainey, Emma Kleinsek, Ellen Bie, Taytum Geier and coach Cleven McChesney; (not pictured) Emily Hoyer, Maddie DeMorett and coach Don Kleinsek.
Molly McChesney was strong at the plate and on the rubber helping to carry VAGSA’s 12U ASA softball team to a 6-2 championship victory over the Windsor Heat on Aug. 29 in Sauk City. VAGSA’s 12U ASA softball team got the win thanks in large part to McChesney’s dominant, nine-strikeout performance. McChesney allowed
McChesney carries VAGSA’s 12U squad to title
two earned runs, four hits and four walks over seven innings. She also went 1-for-2 at the plate and scored one run. Verona took a two-run lead on a passed ball and a groundout by Taytum Geier in the first. The team scored two more runs in the second inning, and then followed it up with two more in the sixth when Emma
Kleinsek doubled, hitting in Taytum Geier and Emma Kleinsek, who eventually scored on a single by Ellen Bie. One Windsor Heat run crossed the plate in the top half of the fourth, making the score 4-1. One run in the top of the seventh helped Windsor Heat close its deficit to 6-2, before Verona closed out the inning for the win.
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Council: Passes sharing costs for intersection resurfacing
Continued from page 1 an official vote. Rather, its appearance at the council, a week after getting a mixed reaction from the Plan Commission, was to gauge whether it has support. The concept did get strong supporters, both among alders and the audience, but had more detractors.
Monday’s packed meeting included some very short discussions of complex topics.
M and PB update, transfer
Verona Area School District
The fire department vote was a delicate issue that assuredly will be back again at the next meeting, Aug. 26. It technically involves the process for bringing every Verona Fire District firefighter, including paid-oncall and paid-on-premises staffers, onto the city payrolls when the new department is created Jan. 1. But it clearly was about the five full-time staffers, three of whom have been with the department for many years. On one side of the issue is fire chief Joe Giver and the Police and Fire Commission, who insist the “new” chief be given the tools to start his department from scratch through an open hiring process, bringing in only those firefighters whom he selects. On the other side are the union representatives, the full-time group whose jobs are at stake, and at least three of the alders who have joined the council since April. The switch to a city department is an unusual situation – one that League of Wisconsin Municipalities executive director Dan Thompson told the Press last week he couldn’t recall hearing of in 38 years in the business. So even though statutes clearly define the authority of the PFC and the chief in the matter, the city has tools to sway the outcome through its budgetary control. That was on full display Monday night as the council took up a unanimous Finance committee vote to authorize just over $4,000 in recruitment costs, including $325 in advertising, and decided to delay it until after the PFC officially votes on the open hiring process. State statutes clearly say that the chief has the sole discretion for hiring (or promoting) employees from a list of eligible candidates provided by the PFC. And there was apparently universal agreement Monday with the PFC’s plan to conduct psychological and medical evaluations and background checks before making any full-timers city employees, as well as a more streamlined requirement for POC and POP employees. At least three alders, including Mike Bare (Dist. 4), who was not present Monday but spoke on the subject last week, objected to authorizing the recruiting costs, which would not necessarily stop the open hiring process, but could limit the pool of applicants. “Loyalty goes both ways,” said Ald. Luke Diaz (D-3). “It’s the wrong thing to do,” Ald. Liz Doyle (D-1),
The council voted unanimously, without a single word of discussion, to spend up to $90,000 for a one-fourth share of resurfacing the intersection of County Highways M and PB and transferring jurisdiction into the city of two small areas of roadway nearby. Both new city roadways are adjacent to city limits – PB next to the Verona Technology Park and M between Factory Drive and Prairie Heights Drive. The agreement to transfer the section of PB involved a joint project by the county and state to install stoplights at no cost to the city, and the switch on M came with a $200,000 one-time payment for future maintenance, which will likely involve resurfacing within about 10 years. The jurisdictional transfer means the city takes responsibility for both policing and road maintenance. At a public works meeting last month, alders one of three members of Finance who passed the funding along to the council, made the motion to delay the vote until the PFC takes an official stand on the process. “I haven’t seen evidence that we shouldn’t support our full-time staff,” she said.
discussed the possibility of making the chunk of M easier for bicyclists to cross, even tossing out the admittedly unrealistic option of an underpass. More likely, the city will look into extending nearby trails and painting a crossing on the road. The transfer also will likely include a drop in the speed limit, which is currently 45 mph.
reported was preparing for a “major expansion.”
Council: Down with Brown
Tony Heinrichs has spent more than eight years bouncing from the city to the town and back in an attempt to put a highend subdivision along the Ice Age Trail on the southeast side of the city. He’ll apparently have to keep waiting. A week after the Plan Commission was split in its response to the latest evolution of his concept – increased over the years to 245 acres and including a corridor for the Ice Age Trail – alders unofficially stated mostly opposition. Those in favor cited an increase in the eventual tax base of around $50 million – or enough to fund all the city’s projected increases to the fire department for the next few years – while those against expressed discomfort with setting precedents, the sensitivity of the area to both environmental and traffic issues and the possibility of the county outright buying the land for park area. Heinrichs’ experts, including former county health director Jim Clark, again gave positive reviews of the environmental impact that would come from turning the erosion-prone cropland into more sturdy and thirsty prairie grass and other concerns raised by the 10 people (mostly neighbors) who spoke against it. But more alders than
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Liberty Park bids
The city accepted a bid of $1.07 million for the construction of Liberty Drive and the installation of utility lines underneath it. Though the project is essentially run by the Liberty Business Park developer, it involves the use of tax-increment financing and therefore was required to be publicly bid. Aside from enabling commercial development within the park – which Mayor Jon Hochkammer said at a public works meeting earlier in the evening had been getting “more and more interest” – the project also allows the city to create a water line loop to the SAFC-Pharma plant in the Verona Technology Park, which city engineer Bob Gundlach
The council approved unanimously, with no comment, a change to a group development permit, allowing for a new office building next to Gray’s Tied House. The site plan for the building, which had originally been planned for a bank with a drive-through, got the Plan Commission’s approval a week earlier but needed council approval to change the type of building.
The council also passed a complex wellhead protection ordinance that essentially puts city code in line with state laws. The regulations prevent certain types of land use within certain distances from the city’s five existing wells, or future wells, in order to prevent contaminants from getting into the water. Minimum distances range from 10 feet apart from an emergency or power standby system to 1,200 feet from a solid waste storage or processing facility.
‘If you’re going to just try to find a way around it, come out and say it.’
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Purge or diligence?
Whispers of personnel and discipline problems within the fire department have spread for years and under at least four commanding officers, though rarely have any been publicly substantiated or acknowledged. Monday, Ald. Dale Yurs (D-2) referred to the rumors in the most direct words yet – including “insubordination” and “boundary issues between officers and the chief” – after conducting his own investigations. “Is this trying to change disciplinary matters?” he asked. “I don’t think it would achieve those goals, and I think it would be unethical to (prearrange an employee’s departure).” Giver denied that his call for open hiring would have any connection to any sort of purge, just as PFC attorney Steve Zach did last week and PFC president Delora Newton asserted twice in public comments before the discussion. “We’re looking at trying to bring them in line and to move forward and have a positive and excellent fire department,” Giver said Monday. “There is not an attempt here to clear people of the fire department and to solve any problems. This is just an open process to see what there is for staff available.” After the council voted
7-0 to authorize filling the open positions, which are similar but not identical to the current staffing, the council continued the debate, which got technical enough that even city attorney Brian Kleinmayer injected his own unsolicited, non-legal opinion into it after rattling off the relevant statute. “I think that you probably have all the facts that you need at this point,” he said. “I’m not sure you’re going to get anything from deferring it other than to upset the timeline that the Police and Fire Commission and the chief have discussed.” That timeline included a plan to have “conditional offers” in place by early November for the jobs that will transition on Jan. 1. But it assumed recruitment starting next week and a vote from the PFC authorizing the process on Wednesday.
Politics of personnel
The council voted 4-3 to delay the vote, with Yurs, Diaz, Doyle and Ald. Heather Reekie (D-4) voting in favor. Reekie did not explain her vote, but she indicated Tuesday that it was a procedural issue, wanting to wait until the PFC had taken official action. Yurs said after the meeting he had no intention of withholding funding for
recruitment but rather needed a delay to discuss some information with PFC’s Newton. Newton said Tuesday that she was “really disappointed” in the deferral, and she noted that the PFC’s agenda contained a potential closed session item to consider “potential litigation” and get legal advice on it. “The statutes created the structure of the (PFC) to make sure politics were not involved in the hiring of police and fire personnel,” she said. “The council is trying to influence our decision-making process for fire personnel. I think that violates the spirit of the statutory separation.” She said the PFC chose the open hiring process because “we wouldn’t have felt like we did our due diligence” otherwise. Nonetheless, she expressed sympathy for firefighters who are still unsure whether they’ll have a job come January. On Monday, Ald. Mac McGilvray (D-1) again expressed his frustration with what he characterized as a lack of respect for a statutory process. McGilvray has openly feuded with the newer members of the council and earlier this summer walked to the podium at the end of a meeting and chided each of them individually. Monday he said the delay “was not doing the process any favors” and claimed that the very reason state statutes provide for a PFC is to prevent such council interference. “If you’re going to just try to find a way around it, come out and say it,” he said.
not opposed the principles of the city starting a new type of development – on well and septic, rather than municipal water and sewer – and potentially straining city services like police and snowplowing. Ald. Scott Manley (D-2) found “no reason to say no” and said it would be a “shame” to not take advantage of the apparently willing market. And Mayor Jon Hochkammer pointed out that had the city-town consolidation gone through – and it was supported by 90 percent of city voters who turned out – such systems would have been commonplace within city limits. But Ald. Heather Reekie (D-4) said even though she believed Heinrichs’ experts and the city engineer that the stormwater runoff problems would improve, it wouldn’t be nearly as much as if the county bought the land and turned it into parkland. And Ald. Luke Diaz (D-3) said the city shouldn’t change its ordinances to meet the needs of one developer and should be focusing on development downtown, rather than on the periphery. “If the town develops it, so be it,” he said. “We should be more worried about doing the right thing than doing anything.” – Jim Ferolie
Anchor Bank files for bankruptcy
The 55 locations of AnchorBank in Wisconsin – including one in Verona – will “continue as usual” after the bank’s holding company announced in a news release Tuesday that it has raised $175 million from investors and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move was hailed as a win for Madison-based AnchorBank, which has struggled with losses since the economic downturn five years ago. The holding company owes $183 million for a 2008 loan from a group of lenders led by U.S. Bank and $139 million to the U.S. Treasury through the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2009, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Through a new agreement, those creditors have agreed to accept much less than what is owed, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. Chris Bauer, AnchorBank president and CEO, told the State Journal that none of the company’s 700 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the transactions. AnchorBank is not part of the Chapter 11 filing, Bauer said in a news release. “The Chapter 11 filing includes only the Holding Company and does not affect AnchorBank, its people, or its services,” he said. “It will be business as usual at the Bank. Our customers will continue to work with the same employees, our leadership team remains in place … and all customer deposits remain safe and insured to the fullest extent possible by the FDIC. As such, there will be no interruption of AnchorBank services and customer programs, and there will be no changes in employment or leadership within the Bank.” The Verona branch is at 420 W. Verona Ave.
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Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Verona Area School District, Dane County, that the Budget Hearing will be held at the Administration Building, 700 North Main Street in Verona, on the 19th day of August, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., which is the time and place of the Annual District Meeting. Copies of the budget are available at the Administration Building, 700 North Main Street, Verona, Wisconsin. Dated this 8th day of August, 2013. Kenneth L. Behnke, Clerk
August 15, 2013
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Verona history is compiled from old newspapers in the Verona Press office. Jim Ferolie and Michael Fiez contributed to this history page. al facilities in the community for students and adults. The effort, from the PTO Playground Committee, was a result of years of concerns about the shortage of playground and ball fields for youth and involved school district and city officials. One of its first accomplishments was an $8,000 blacktop project for a third- and fourth-grade playground at Verona Elementary School. • The school district began a self-evaluation program in which teachers would critique most programs of the district on an advisory basis. • The school district reported that it now had 14 computers for students in the district and planned to have 30 by the end of the following year. • Police began carrying Milwaukee Brewers baseball cards to give away to kids in an effort to increase relations between police and youth. The program was supported by the Verona Jaycees and Optimists. • Dana Duppler of Paoli was honored by the county for his restoration of a 130-year-old dance hall and general store in Paoli, Fischer Hall. Duppler had purchased the building seven years earlier as a residence and used old photographs and physical evidence to restore it to its original condition. • Three Verona girls and two boys qualified for the state track and field meet. Dianna Johnson (800 meters) and Lisa Zentko (400) each broke school records.
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• The village hired Harry Husted to be its first coordinator-assessor, a full-time position created to ease the load on the elected treasurer – which voters had refused to turn into an appointed position. • Maple Grove school teacher Laurie Ginsbach won $610 from a radio station by correctly identifying the sound of an “exercise machine.” She planned to take a trip to Hawaii with the money. • The Bank of Verona announced plans to double the size of its North Main Street Bank. The bank was purchased by State Bank of Cross Plains in 2007. • The Town of Fitchburg exited the Verona Fire District to build its own department. That left the village and town of Verona and part of the Town of Springdale in the Verona district. • Mark McKinnon advanced to the WIAA state track meet by winning the 100- and 200-yard dashes. • Volunteer firefighters razed a home at 508 W. Verona Ave., now the site of apartments. • Verona Area High School’s Class of 1973 produced 99 graduates.
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• Verona teacher John Borgwardt spearheaded an effort to improve recreation-
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(Section 120.08) Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Verona Area School District, Dane County, that the Annual Meeting for the transaction of business of said district will be held at the Administration Building, 700 North Main Street in Verona on the 19th day of August, 2013, immediately following the Budget Hearing, which begins at 6:00 p.m. Dated this 8th day of August, 2013. Kenneth L. Behnke, Clerk Verona Area School District
• A Verona day care provider was charged with child abuse after a 1-year-old child returned home with bruises on his right and left, left cheek, back and right shoulder. The unlicensed provider said she lost her temper when the child began screaming as she was putting him down for a nap. • Four Winds Lodge apartments, adjoining Four Winds Manor Nursing Home, began its conversion to an assisted housing or a Community Based Residential Facility. Max Arthur, the owner of the lodge and nursing home, said the apartments could not financially survive as they were. The 10 apartment residents were angered by a perceived short notice given by Arthur. • Marshal Burkes, a VAHS junior, took second at a national competition as a contestant in the American Legion Oratorical Contest, in which high school students speak on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution. • VAHS held its prom. The court consisted of Luke Sullivan, Kathy Schwartz, Chad Ehle, Theresa Wildgruber, Travis Staley, Angela Stauffacher, Tom Marks, Michelle Booth, Chris Bridges, Tracy Judd, Bridget McNamara and Akil Huntley-Cooper. King was Michael Waugh and queen was Sarah Huchthausen. • The VAHS boys track and field team won the Capitol Conference championship. Luke Sullivan led the team with a meet record in discus with 174’11.” Earlier in the month he threw a personal best twice, finishing with a best of 190’10”, a foot off the state record. The Wildcats had six personal bests in the conference meet and placed in the top five in all 16 events. They also finished the season 7-0 in duel meets. • The Badger Prairie Health Care Center’s old west wing, which had stood since the late 1800’s, was knocked down. They planned to turn the ground into a grassy
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knoll for patients of the hospital to use. The rest was torn down in 2011. • Sixth grade student David Nickels had one of 50 Wisconsin pieces from seven exhibits that received a W.T. Graham Youth Art Award. He had been so unimpressed with the project, a self-portrait he painted for class, that he stashed it in his garage where it ended up being run over before it was entered in the exhibit. • The city hired Vandewalle and Associates of Madison as a new part time city planner. The cost was no more than $2,500 per year. • VAHS junior Neil Walker placed second in the 100meter backstroke at the U.S. Junior National West meet in Long Beach, Calif. after setting a U.S. Junior National record in the preliminaries with a time of 49.98. His performance qualified him for the senior national meet. Walker also competed with three other Verona swimmers in the 400 medley relay. The team of Walker, Nate Fields, Erik Helgesen and Willie Rudat placed tenth. • Verona girls track won a double duel sweep at Poynette to improve to a 7-0 duel record on the season. Kathy Schwartz, Meghan Statz and Jill Schiebel placed first, second and third (respectively) in the 300-meter low hurdles. • A semi carrying 70,000 pounds of apples crashed into a Verona home at 200 W. Verona Ave. Chris Nelson, a deputy for the Dane County Sheriff’s, Department heard a loud roar coming from the street in front of his house and ran to check it out. Looking out a window, he saw headlights coming at him. He grabbed the dog and ran, getting out of the house in time. His pregnant wife Michelle, a teacher at Sugar Creek Elementary School, was upstairs when the truck hit and was not hurt. The driver was charged with reckless driving and obstruction. • The memorial at Hometown Junction was erected in honor of Vietnam veterans. - Verona was given its nickname of “Hometown U.S.A.” from the 101st Airbourne serving in Vietnam. One of
the soldiers wrote a letter to the Verona Press expressing thanks for the paper’s support back home and said the unit had adopted Verona as its hometown. • Verona Area High School class of 1993 graduates with 163 students. Aaron Volkening, valedictorian, and Christopher Schatz, salutatorian, were the featured speakers. • VAHS choir and orchestra went to New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia to experience the culture. Seventy students and 10 chaperones went on the trip. They performed at Radio City Music Hall and toured prominent sites. • Nineteen VAHS students participated in a state forensics meet, with students claiming seven gold medals, nine silver and one bronze. • Casey Patersen, Justin Larson and Nelson Ennis, fifth graders at Sugar Creek, won top prize at a state educational media fair. The video featured the boys reporting on recent natural disasters—such as the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the cyclone that hit Bangladesh, a flood in Johnstown, Penn. and the San Francisco earthquake— from a makeshift news desk. • Several members of the Verona Aquatic Club were listed in the top 16 youth swimmers in the country by Swimming World magazine. Hank Longmire (11-12), Elizabeth Nickels (10 and under) and Laura Pedersen (10 and under) placed in individual events. The relay team of Nickels, Pedersen, Jennifer Longmire and Jenny Hill (10 and under) and Hank Longmire, Brett Wainger, Adam Hanson and Tyson Trowbridge (11-12) also placed. • The city approved a local ordinance to help the school district prevent people from smoking on school grounds.
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Lunkley confronted his ex-wife Lori, their two children, and Scott Leroy Broadman, who had just moved into residence with them, in their garage. The children fled to safety with construction workers who were working on new buildings along Highway M while Lunkley shot Broadman in the chest several times in front of his ex-wife before shooting himself. • The VAHS softball team won its seventh straight Badger South Conference title, finishing the regular season 18-2. The season included a five-game winning streak in which the Wildcats outscored opponents 49-1. • Senior golfer Craig Johnson won the Badger Conference individual title at the Robert Trent Jones course. • The Wildcats boys track team won the Badger South conference meet. Derek Stanley broke a 26-year old conference meet record in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 4 inches. • The city annexed the 186-acre Tollefson property south of Whalen Road, the large pond south of County Hwy. M and east of Locust Drive and the Matts property west of Locust Drive. Most of the area is now known as Hawthorne Hills. • The chamber of commerce supported a proposal to put a big box retail campus on the city’s east side, in what is now known as Liberty Business Park. The proposal, by Continental Properties, included a Kohl’s department store, a smaller retail store and several other retail businesses. It was slated to come before the city plan commission in early June but was removed from the agenda. • Verona’s eighth-grade boys basketball team won the state championship. Members included: Andrew Patzke, Mark Ropel, Reid Olson, Luke Rishel, Brent Schaefer, Matt Karls, Bryant Barker and was coached by Rick Olson and Bill Karls. The team had finished second both of the previous two years. Reid Olson and Matt Karls were named to the Division 1 all-tournament team. • The Board of Education approved a monthly no-student day for the elementary schools in a 4-3 vote as a way to reduce expenditures and provide teachers with group planning time. • The Verona Fire District Commission decided to hire two full-time firefighters rather than endorsing a previous proposal of one fulltime fire chief. The department did not get a full-time chief until 2010. •Verona police, with assistance of the Dane County Sheriff’s Department, arrested three people in connection with a strong-arm robbery in Cross Country Park. Two of the three culprits were juveniles, and one was identified as a VAHS student. The heist from a young man and woman who were sitting on a swingset netted the robbers $13 and a cell phone. • Bob and Esther Pulfer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
August 15, 2013
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Goals: school board approves beliefs and outcomes statement
Continued from page 1 • shifting to a model in which each school’s curriculum has a particular focus – such as fine arts or science or immersion in a foreign language – and letting parents and kids decide where they want to go. None of these changes have been finalized, budgeted for or even discussed by the board in concrete terms. Nor are they off limits, Gorrell said. What is known is that the board’s statement calls for every student to have a “personalized learning plan” by the 2016-17 school year. That phrase has been gaining steam in educational circles – and in Verona – for years. Fueled in part by new technology, the basic idea is that schools could move from a one-size-fits-all instructional model to one in which learning plans are customized for every student. In fact, that word – “every” – was repeated seven times in the board’s
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To read a copy of the school board’s one-page “beliefs and outcomes statement,” go to connectverona. com complete statement, which included commitments that every student should graduate high school and achieve their choice of college or career plan. That’s no accident, Gorrell said. While the district does a good job of educating most students, many aren’t successful. Verona has long struggled with an “achievement gap,” with minorities or lowincome students trailing their white, wealthier peers on standardized test scores. Also, the district could do more to let high-achieving students work at their own pace, rather than “idle” in an 18- or 36-week course
they could master in a few weeks, Gorrell said. Customizing learning plans for each kid could change that, he said. Indeed, new technology from the past couple of years – namely tablet computers, smart phones and other mobile devices – offer new ways of teaching kids of varying abilities. Gorrell cautioned that “the devices themselves aren’t going to do anything,” and coming up with money to buy more gadgets is hardly a given. Teachers will need more training on how to use them effectively. But he feels Verona is moving “in that direction.” “The direction on the horizon is towards personalized learning,” he said. “It’s not a matter of ‘if,’ it’s ‘when.’ I’d like for us to be in front of that curve.” Some big ideas are already in play in Verona. Many elementary school classes have experimented with putting tablets in each kids’ hands. High school teachers have tested out “flipped” and “blended”
classrooms that combine online and in-class instruction. And over the past two years, the district awarded nearly $140,000 in “innovation grants” to teachers who drum up creative new teaching strategies. Also this fall, the new Exploration Academy charter school will open inside Verona Area High School. It will eschew the traditional class schedules, grading systems and subject-based courses. Instead, teens will work at their own pace on projects that mesh with their interests through “project-based learning” that could include internships or jobs. New initiatives like these could serve as templates for the entire district, Gorrell said. But it’s too early to nail down specifics, including how much money or staff training will be required. Gorrell noted that some teachers could be wary of a new model that views them more as “learning coaches” rather than lecturers, though he insists they won’t be
replaced by technology. “They are more necessary than ever in this approach,” he said. He also said many teachers are “chomping at the bit” to plan and implement new initiatives. Last school year, in fact, dozens of teachers and administrators toured schools in the Janesville, Kettle Moraine, Oregon, Waukesha and West Allis-West Milwaukee school districts to see what they’re doing with personalized learning. The school board also voted Monday to spend $6,500 to extend their membership in a consortium of southeastern Wisconsin school districts collaborating on personalized learning. While mission statements can gather dust, Gorrell said the board’s statement from April won’t do so. “It’s not just window dressing.”
Exploration Academy lands $175K grant
Verona’s newest charter school earlier this month landed its second $175,000 federal grant in a year. The Exploration Academy was one of 19 charter schools statewide to share $3.9 million in “initial implementation grants,” state Department of Public Instruction officials said in an Aug. 5 news release. Set to open this fall with about 60 students, the academy will be housed within Verona Area High School’s K-wing. The charter, approved by the Verona Area school board in January, will eschew traditional class schedules, grading systems and subjectbased courses. Instead, teens will work at their own pace on projects that mesh with their interests through “project-based learning” that could include internships or jobs in the community. The school landed a $175,000 “planning grant” from DPI in August 2012 that helped offset training and preparation needed to open the school. Implementation grants are typically used for staff training and to pay for curriculum and materials – but not salaries or building costs – for start-up charters. The grants are not uncommon for new charter schools. Verona Area International School, which opened in 2010, landed similar funding. Wisconsin is distributing a total of $12.8 million in federal grant money to 66 charter schools in the state, the news release said. – Seth Jovaag
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CITY OF VERONA ORDINANCE NO. 13-830 AMENDMENT TO TITLE 9, CHAPTER 1 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF VERONA, WISCONSIN
ject to section 9-1-53 of the City Code, no new wells for residential, commercial or industrial use may be approved. A person who has obtained a private well permit pursuant to may continue to use the private well so long as compliance with section 9-1-53 is maintained. (d) Applicability. The regulations contained in the WHP Ordinance shall apply to land that (a) is located within the City of Verona corporate limits, and (b) is located within a Well Head Protection Area for Well Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 as shown on the Map. (e) Well Head Protection Area. (1) Definition. A Well Head Protection Area is the surface or subsurface area surrounding wells or well fields that supply the Verona public water system through which contaminants are reasonably likely to move forward or reach a particular municipal well. (2) Establishment. Well Head Protection Areas are hereby established consisting of well head protection zones in which land uses are regulated. The Well Head Protection Areas for Well Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are shown on the Map. The regulations of this WHP Ordinance overlay the regulations for the underlying zoning district designated for the area. Whenever the regulations in the Well Head Protection Area and the underlying zoning district conflict, the more restrictive regulation shall apply. (f) Uses within a Well Head Protection Area. (1) Prohibited Uses. Well heads shall be adequately separated from potential sources of contamination and, therefore, the following uses are prohibited in the Well Head Protection Areas for Well Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5: a. Any use that violates the minimum separation distances identified in Wis. Admin. Code NR § 811.12(5)(d). Any future amendments, revisions or modifications to Wis. Admin. Code NR § 811.12(5)(d) are intended to be made part of and adopted in this Article VI. b. All other uses prohibited in a Well Head Protection Area by federal or state laws or regulations. (2) Permitted Uses. Any use of property that does not constitute a prohibited use under subsection (1) is permitted in the Well Head Protection Areas for Well Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, so long as the use complies with the regulations applicable to the underlying zoning district of the Verona Zoning Code, as amended from time-to-time by the Verona Common Council. (3) Non-conforming Uses. The continued lawful use of a building, premises, structure or fixture existing at the time of the adoption of the WHP Ordinance shall not be prohibited although the use does not conform to the WHP Ordinance. Non-conforming uses shall be governed by Wis. Stat. § 62.23, as amended from time to time. Costs incurred for improvements made to a non-conforming use that facilitate or enhance groundwater protection shall not be considered when determining whether the total structural repairs or alterations in a nonconforming building, premises, structure or fixture during its life exceed 50 percent of the assessed value of the building, premises, structure or fixture. The City, in its sole discretion, shall determine which improvements facilitate or enhance groundwater protection and identify the costs for said improvements. In addition, the following requirements apply to the owner of the property on which there is a nonconforming use: a. The owner shall provide copies of all federal, state, and local facility operation approvals or certificates to the City Director of Public Works. b. The owner shall provide all ongoing environmental monitoring results to the City Director of Public Works. c. The owner shall provide additional environmental or safety structures or monitoring as deemed necessary by the City, which may include, but is not limited to, storm water runoff management and monitoring. d. The owner shall replace or expand equipment in a manner that improves the existing environmental and safety technologies already in existence. e. The owner shall prepare and file with the City a contingency plan satisfactory to the City Director of Public Works for the immediate notification of City officials in the event of an unauthorized release of a contaminant to the ground, groundwater, or surface water within a Well Head Protection Area. (g) Variances. A request for a variance to the WHP Ordinance may be made using the process, procedure and standards contained in section 13-1-368 of the City Zoning Code. (h) Enforcement. (1) If any contaminants that endanger the Well Head Protection Area are released, the owner of the property causing the release, or the person or entity causing the release if the person or entity does not own property within the Well Head Protection Area, shall immediately halt the activity that caused the release and shall commence a cleanup satisfactory to the City. The owner, person or entity shall be responsible for all costs of cleanup, including, but not limited to: a. The cost of City employees’ time associated in any way with the cleanup. The cost shall be the employees’ hourly rate multiplied by a factor determined by the City to represent the City’s cost for expenses, benefits, insurance, sick leave, holidays, overtime, vacation, and similar benefits provided to the employee. b. City consultant fees associated in any way with the cleanup, including attorney and engineering fees. c. The cost of City equipment employed. d. The cost of mileage reimbursed to City employees attributed to the cleanup. (2) Following any unauthorized discharge within a Well Head Protection Area, the City may require additional test monitoring and/or bonds or sureties as it deems necessary and reasonable. (3) Penalties for noncompliance with the WHP Ordinance shall be as provided in section 1-1-7 of the City Code. (i) Severability. The invalidity of one or more of the phrases, sentences, clauses, or sections contained in the WHP Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the ordinance. The Common Council hereby declares that it would have enacted the remainder of the WHP Ordinance even without any such phrase, sentence, clause, or section. The foregoing ordinance was duly adopted by the Common Council of the City of Verona at a meeting held on August, 12, 2013. CITY OF VERONA Jon Hochkammer, Mayor (seal) Kami Lynch, City Clerk ENACTED: August 12, 2013 Published: August 15, 2013 WNAXLP
The Common Council of the City of Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, does herby ordain that Section 9-1-57 is created in Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Verona, Wisconsin to read as follows: Sec. 9-1-57 – Well Head Protection (a) Title. This section shall be known, cited, and referred to as the “Well Head Protection Ordinance” (hereinafter, the “WHP Ordinance”). (b) Purpose and Authority. (1) The residents of the City of Verona and certain residents in the surrounding town depend exclusively on groundwater for a safe drinking water supply. Certain land use practices and activities seriously threaten or degrade groundwater quality. The purpose of the WHP Ordinance is to protect the City’s municipal water supply and areas from which the City wells draw water, and to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of the City and the surrounding town. (2) These regulations are established pursuant to the authority granted by 42 U.S.C. § 300h-7 and Wis. Stat. §§ 62.23, 66.0415 and 281.62(2)(a)5., and pursuant to the authority granted by the Wisconsin Legislature in 1983 Wisconsin Act 410 (effective May 11, 1984), which specifically added groundwater protection to the statutory authorization for municipal planning and zoning in order to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. Areas appropriate for protection in the WHP Ordinance are established in the Well Head Protection Plan for the City of Verona, Wisconsin prepared by AECOM (the “Plan”). The Plan, including the Well Head Protection Map shown as Figure 3-6 in the Plan (the “Map”), is incorporated herein by reference, and a copy is on file in the City Clerk’s office. (c) Permitting of New Wells within Municipal Boundaries. All individuals and properties in the City of Verona shall use a City of Verona Water Utility potable water source for all uses. Sub-
1. The meeting was called to order by Scott Manley at 7:04 p.m. 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call: M. Bare, L. Diaz, E. Doyle, S. Manley, H. Reekie, B. Stiner, and D. Yurs. Alderperson McGilvray and Mayor Hochkammer were absent and excused. Also in attendance: City Engineer, B. Gundlach; City Administrator, B. Burns; Director of Public Works, R. Rieder; Police Chief, B. Coughlin and City Clerk, K. Lynch. 4. Public Comment: None 5. Approval of Minutes: Motion by Diaz, seconded by Yurs to approve the minutes of the July 8, 2013 Common Council meeting. Motion carried 6/0. 6. Mayor’s Business 7. Administrator’s Report 8. Engineer’s Report 9. COMMITTEE REPORTS A. Finance Committee (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Payment of Bills. Motion by Doyle, seconded by Diaz, to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $299,293.95. Motion carried 6/0. (2) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Acceptance of the 2012 Audited Financial Statements. Motion by Doyle, seconded by Reekie, to accept the 2012 Audited Financial Statements as presented. Motion carried 6/0. (3) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Resolution R-13-029 Approving and Intergovernmental Agreement with Dane County for the Purchase of Election Equipment and Software. Motion by Doyle, seconded by Diaz, to approve Resolution R-13-029. Motion carried 6/0. B. Public Works Sewer & Water Committee (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Awarding a Contract for the 2013 Bituminous Seal Coat Project. Motion by Diaz, seconded by Reekie, to award the contract to Scott Construction in the amount of $115,465.56. Motion carried 6/0. 10. New Business (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approval of Operator’s Licenses. Motion by Yurs, seconded by Bare to
CITY OF VERONA MINUTES COMMON COUNCIL July 22, 2013 Verona City Hall
approve operator’s licenses for Melissa Francois, Gray’s Tied House; Nikki Molaro-Pulver, Cahoots; and Amanda Gatch, Avanti’s. Motion carried 6/0. 11. Announcements 12. Adjournment Motion by Diaz, seconded by Doyle, to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 p.m. Motion carried 6/0. Kami Lynch, Clerk Published: August 15, 2013 WNAXLP
The City of Verona Plan Commission will hold Public Hearings on Thursday September 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, for the following planning and zoning matters: 1) Zoning map amendment to rezone lots 66 and 67 of the Hawthorne Hills Subdivision from their current classification of Mixed Residential to Community Residential. The proposed zoning map amendment will allow for these lots to be subdivided for the construction of single-family homes. 2) Conditional Use Permit amendment to the Epic Systems Corporation “Group Development” to allow for the construction of a food service building located at 1979 Milky Way. 3) Precise Implementation Plan (PIP) for a planned unit development located at 613 West Verona Avenue to allow for the construction of a Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel. 4) Conditional use permit for a multi-tenant building located at 611 Hometown Circle to allow for the construction and use of a drive-up window and two (2) outdoor patios. Interested persons may comment on these planning and zoning matters during the public hearings at the September 5th Plan Commission meeting. The Plan Commission will make recommendations for these matters, which will then be reviewed by the Common Council for final decisions on Monday, September 9th. Contact Adam Sayre, Director of Planning and Development, at 848-9941 for more information on these items or to receive copies of the submittals. Kami Lynch, City Clerk Published: August 15 and 22, 2013 WNAXLP
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Support your favorite teams all season long with this guide to Verona Area High School’s 2013 match-ups!
DATE Aug. 23 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 12 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25/26 OPPONENT Beloit Memorial Sun Prairie Janesville Craig Madison La Follette Madison Memorial Middleton Janesville Parker Madison East Madison West Level 1 playoffs LOCATION Away Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home TBD
BOYS VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
DATE Aug 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 17 Sept. 21 Oct. 1 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 OPPONENT Watertown Invite Verona Invite Madison West LOCATION Watertown Verona Yahara Course
GIRLS VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
DATE Aug 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 17 Sept. 21 Oct. 1 Oct. 5 Oct. 18 Oct. 26 OPPONENT Watertown Invite Verona Invite Madison West LOCATION Watertown Verona Yahara Course
Grade Level Challenge Yahara Course Franklin Invite Franklin
Grade Level Challenge Yahara Course Franklin Invite Franklin
Five Team Challenge Yahara Course Stoughton Invite Sun Prairie Invite Conference meet Stoughton Sheehan Park Rockport Park
Five Team Challenge Yahara Course Stoughton Invite Conference meet Sectionals Stoughton Rockport Park Verona
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GIRLS VARSITY GOLF
DATE Aug. 16 Aug. 20/21 Aug. 26 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 17 Sept. 23 Sept. 26 OPPONENT Edgewood Invite Wis. Dells Invite Waunakee Invite Portage Invite Beloit/La Follette Craig/East Middleton Invite Edgewood Invite West/Middleton Janesville Parker Invite Parker/Memorial/Sun Prairie Notre Dame Invite Conference meet LOCATION Away Away Away Away Home Away Away Away Home Away Away Away Away
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION Home Away Away Home Away Away Home Away Away Home Away Away Home Home Away Home Home Aug. 20 McFarland Aug. 23/24 Waunakee invite Aug. 29 Beloit Memorial Aug. 30 DeForest Sept. 3 Sun Prairie Sept. 7 Delavan-Darien quad Sept. 10 Janesville Craig Sept. 12 La Follette Sept. 13/14 Cedarburg invite Sept. 17 Madison Memorial Sept. 19 Middleton Sept. 21 Sussex Hamilton Sept. 23 Stoughton Sept. 26 Janesville Parker Oct. 1 Madison East Oct. 3 Beaver Dam Oct. 8 Madison West
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GIRLS VARSITY SWIMMING
DATE Aug. 30 Sept. 4 Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 18 Oct. 22 Oct. OPPONENT Sun Prairie Janesville Craig Madison La Follette Brookﬁeld East Madison Memorial Middleton Janesville Parker Middleton Invite Madison East Homestead Invite Madison West Beloit Memorial Conference meet LOCATION Sun Prairie Verona La Follette Brookﬁeld Verona Middleton Verona Middleton Madison East Homestead Verona Beloit Middleton
GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS
DATE Aug. 21 Aug. 23 Aug. 24 Aug. 27 Aug. 29 Sept. 3 Sept. 7 Sept. 10 Sept. 12 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Oct. 4/5 OPPONENT SPASH Invite LOCATION Stevens Point Madison West Invite Madison West Madison West Invite Madison West Beloit Memorial Sun Prairie Janesville Craig Green Bay SW Madison La Follette Madison Memorial Middleton Invite Janesville Parker Waunakee Madison East Madison West Conference meet Beloit Sun Prairie Verona Green Bay La Follette Verona Middleton Verona Ripp Park Madison East Madison West Nielsen
GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
DATE Aug. 28 Sept. 3 Sept. 7 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Sept. 27/28 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 19 OPPONENT Burlington Invite Beloit Memorial Richland Center Invite Sun Prairie Janesville Craig La Follette Middleton Invite Madison Memorial Middleton UW Oshkosh Invite Janesville Parker Madison East Madison West Conference meet LOCATION Away Away Away Away Home Away Away Home Away Away Home Away Home Away
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