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VOL. 121, NO. 36 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 www.MiddletonTimes.com

State appeals court says school districts discipline of middle school teacher was excessive
by KEVIN MURPHY
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A state appeals court concluded that firing a Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District teacher for viewing pornography on the job was excessive and inequitable in light of sanctions imposed on other teachers in 2009. The District 4 Court of Appeals opinion last week upheld a Dane County circuit judge who had ordered reinstatement of Andrew Harris, a Gla-

Middleton High Schools graduating class of 1963 recently held its 50th reunion. Our 50th class reunion was terrific, raved organizer Jo Ann Woodford. Its nice how sooner or later everyone grows up! It began August 15 and ran through Sunday Aug. 18. We had the largest attendance ever, Woodford added. Pictured left to right while touring Middleton High School (back row) Judy (Schumann) Schaefer, Randall Schaefer, Sally Monogue, Ginger Collins, Cathy (Meinholz) Breunig, Donna (Ripp) Breunig, Jerry Goth, Mike Breunig; (front row) Janet (Sauk) Hanson, Jo Ann Woodford, Marge (Kalscheur) Stern, Helen (Markart) Adler, Vicki (Mergen) Spink, Mary (Gibson) Gill and DuWayne Fischer.

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cier Creek Middle School teacher. The appeals court also upheld reducing suspensions to reprimands for teachers Mike Duren and Gregg Doc Cramer. On appeal the district contended that anything less than termination for Harris violates public policy against exposing children to pornography in schools. The District 4 Court stated we are not persuaded, noting the district cited no case law to support its position and the district undermined its own position by not terminating any other

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teacher who viewed sexually explicit pictures on school computers. The district has unsuccessfully sought to fire Harris since it learned he had received sexually explicit images in 22 emails out of the hundreds of emails his sister had sent him over two years. The district made a system-wide search of its computers after another teacher reported Harris had shown her a nude photograph of a woman on his classroom computer. The investigation revealed more than 30 teachers and ad-

ministrators had accessed sexually explicit materials or inappropriate jokes. The district imposed the following sanctions, according to a brief filed in the case: Harris, discharged; Duren, 12-day suspension; Cramer, 10-day suspension, Paul Gustafson, 15-day suspension, Brad Rogeberg, seven-day suspension; Parker Vivoda, three-day suspension. An unnamed administrator was See RULING, page 9

Tucked away in the woods on the top of a hill in Middleton, outdoorsman Tom Julian brings dead wood to life in his studio. The 64-year-old retired doctor has gone back to his first love - art. Besides joy and a challenge, his lifesized fish and birds are bringing him accolades. With no prior carving experience, eight years ago Julian took two sixweek carving sessions from Steve Field at Middleton High School. Ju-

Inspired by nature...
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lian, now proprietor of TJs Wildlife Carvings, referred to Cross Plains woodcarving instructor Field as the best there is. Since then, Julians carved nearly 200 pieces, sold about 100, and earned himself a drawer full of blue ribbons. Julian entered his first competition only two years after he started carving, and won Best In Show and Best In Class for novices, he said. In 2011, he placed 5th at a worldwide event, the International Woodcarvers Congress held in Maquoketa, Iowa. Last summer, he

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Tom Julian at work in his Middleton studio.

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City Hall gets community garden


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by MATT GEIGER
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The usual sights and sounds of city hall, generally people coming and going with paperwork, have been joined this summer by a more verdant scene: gardening. A community garden sprang up on the municipal headquarters grounds thanks to the work of several volunteers. Their goal is to provide access to an organic garden for various neighborhood programs, facilities and community members. A community garden can offer opportunities in fostering beneficial neighborhood networks, environmental ethics, city beautification and crime prevention, in addition to the production of locally sourced food, wrote city administrator Mike Davis in a memo to city staff. A wide range of people and organizations helped make the garden a reality. Even more stand to benefit from it, according to Davis. The Middleton Public Library, the Middleton Senior Citizen Center, various youth programs, Middleton Outreach Ministries, and city workers all have the opportunity to get involved. Work began on the gardens raised beds in early June. In recent weeks gardeners have been busy harvesting. Middleton Public Lands manager Penni Klein, Amy Jo Dusick and Natalie Hinahara, co-founder of the organization Growing Food and Sustainability, all played key roles in bringing the garden to fruition. Middleton Times-Tribune: For our readers who havent seen it, what exactly is this new community garden at city hall all about? Who came up with the idea?

Hardworking volunteers like Amy Jo Dusick, left, and Lucille Taylor, right, have made the community garden at Middleton City Hall a reality.

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Natalie Hinahara: The idea was thought up by Penni Klein, the public lands manager for the City of Middleton. The idea is for it to be an open, educational community space. It is formatted differently from a regular community garden, where individuals or families buy plots that they are responsible for the season. At the City of Middleton community garden, anyone is welcome to stop by and join in the work, learning garden skills along the way, and enjoy the rewards of the harvest as it comes. The Middleton Youth Group and Middleton Senior Center are two groups that we are engaging in the space. Since the garden is new this See GARDEN, page 5

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Property values drop again in Wisconsin, but values in Middleton rose in 2013
Wisconsin property values fell for the fifth year in a row, a development unprecedented since World War II, according to an analysis by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). New state figures show that the fullmarket, or equalized, value of taxable property in Wisconsin fell 0.8 percent to $467.5 billion between 2012 and 2013. According to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Bureau of Equalization, the City of Middleton 2013 Equalized Value totaled $2,763,439,000. This compares to the 2012 Equalized Value of $2,711,639,500. Therefore 2013 saw a local increase of $51,799,500 or 1.91 percent compared to 2012. Of Wisconsins 72 counties, 45 had lower property valuations this year than last. However, most of the declines were moderate. Those with the largest drops were Adams (-5.0 percent), Menominee (-6.9 percent), Lincoln (-4.9 percent), Racine (-4.8 percent), and Vilas (-4.7 percent) counties, according to WISTAX. Of the three counties that comprise one-third of state property values, Milwaukee and Waukesha were both down 1.1 percent and Dane County was up only 0.5 percent. Four counties had increases of 3.0 percent or more and all were in the western part of the state: Monroe (5.4 percent), Clark (3.4 percent), St. Croix (3.2 percent), and Barron (3.0 percent). See VALUES, page 5

Backpack program gives 630 students the tools they need


On Thursday, Aug. 22 and Friday, Aug. 23, more than 600 kids from around the West Madison and Middleton areas received a gift from Middleton Outreach Ministry and the community that will give them a boost of confidence on their upcoming first day of school.In its 14thyear, the School Supply program provided 630 school-aged children and teens with items that they will need to be successful in the upcoming year. Each child received a backpack filled with supplies that is customized for the grade that they will be entering, said Judy Kujoth,

Pictured above, volunteer Adria McCarthy, director HR Systems and Technology at Spectrum Brands, Inc., helps hand out school supplies at St. Lukes Lutheran Church in downtown Middleton.

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Case Managerfor Middleton Outreach Ministry.Our goal is to provide more than the basics so that they are truly prepared.The program also supplies relief to families worried about the extra expense of the oftencostly supplies. The backpack distribution, which will serve MOM clients who have preregistered for the program, ran in conjunction with a clothing and sporting goods distribution through MOMs Clothing Center.At a time of year where many families are shopping for new school clothing See BACKPACKS, page 7

In September, libraries across the country celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Besides looking great in your wallet, a library card gives you free access to all kinds of resources: books, magazines, ebooks, databases, and lots more! Card holders can even check out an LCD microscope with at the Middleton Public Library! Signing up for a library card is quick and easy. While youre here, check out a book or two to celebrate! Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk is the story of Sam, a mouse who lives in a hole in the wall behind the childrens reference materials. Sam sleeps through the days, but during the night he reads all sorts of books. Sam loves books so much that he finally decides to write a book of his ownand draw the pictures for it. The book he writes is all about him, and he uses a mirror to draw his self-portrait. Sam adds his book, Squeak! A Mouses Life, onto the library shelves with the biographies. It doesnt take long for a little girl to find his book. Sam writes more books, and ultimately, the librarian invites him (without knowing his true identity) to Meet the Author Day. Will the librarian and the kids who love Sams books find out the truth about their beloved author? What will they think when they learn that hes a mouse? This delightful picture book is perfect for school-aged readers; theyll love getting to know Sam and imagining what it would be like for a mouse to write a book. Jerry Spinellis The Library Card reminds tween readers of the magic that lies within a simple piece of plastic. This book tells four stories, each of

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which is almost completely separate from the others. Mongoose lives on the streets and has a big decision to make. Lonely April has just moved from New York to a rural home. Brenda struggles with restlessness, and Sonseray almost overlooks the gap left in his life after his mothers passing. These stories have one thing in common: none of the characters could possibly suspect the magic that will happen when the little blue library card makes its way into their lives. Readers who tackle this book will experience the full range of emotions; expect tears, laughter, and everything in between. Like many of Spinellis books, this is a truly touching, unforgettable read. Tween readers who loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will adore Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos Library by Chris Grabenstein. Class clown (but good kid) Klye loves games, especially those designed by Luigi Lemoncello, the worlds most famous gamemaker. Incidentally, Mr. Lemoncello happens to be fundingand designingKyles new hometown library. Kyle lucks into being selected as one of 12 kids who get to spend the night in the new library before it is open to the public. The kids are looking forward to a night of food, fun, and games, but they have no idea that theyll find themselves in one of Luigis games. The object of the game is to find a way out of the library, and Kyle and the other players rely on every available piece of knowledge and intuition as they solve puzzles, decipher clues, and hope to win the game. A true adventure complete with lots of high-stakes action and humor, this story is sure to please even the pickiest of readers.

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High school will host education conversation


by JOHN STAMPEN
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School board will host event, but stops short of endorsing views expressed
The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Board of Education prepared for the new school year at its August 26 meeting by approving various staffing changes, policy revisions and employee contracts. The board also reviewed the most current enrollment figures and their implications on classroom sizes and budgetary considerations. The board members then deliberated on what role, if any, they should play in the Sept. 5 Community Conversation on the future of Public Schools which will be held at the Middleton Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. A report was also shared with the board on incidents of seclusion and restraint within the school district, as Senate Bill 353 now requires. hood Team. Several members of the board were reluctant to sponsor the meeting, noting the board had not been involved in the meetings development, nor were its members familiar with the participants or planned content. They decided to invite the organizing parties to the school boards August 26 meeting, where they shared information and answered questions. Meeting organizers, led by Claudia Pogreba, attended the August 26 meeting and described the purpose of the event as promoting a conversation about state funding for public education. They then shared the meetings featured speakers and the format of the discussion they hoped would ensue. Confirmed speakers include Wisconsin state senators Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center), UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) policy adviser and federal funds trustee Jeff Pertl and Wisconsin Association of School Board government relations specialist Joe Quick. Organizers described the three topics that will be the focus of the meeting as: the state of Wisconsins education budget, the second shadow school system created by vouchers and the challenges and needs of rural districts. A lengthy board discussion ensued about whether it was appropriate for the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Board to sponsor, present, host or not play an active role in this meeting. Board members Jim Greer, Diane Hornung and Leeanne Hallquist sought assurances this would be a nonpartisan event. They noted that citizens in the district hold varied viewpoints and that they did not believe the school board should support one viewpoint over another. Board member Annette Ashley stated she thought this type of meeting was consistent with the boards role of educating the community on issues related to public education and was a good opportunity to share information and facts with the community. In the end, the board unanimously decided they were willing to host the program if the announcement included a disclaimer saying the opinions expressed to do not necessarily represent those of the board or its members. The board and administration based the district budget on an increase of 62 students, which translates to one percent. The district expects an increase of at least 75 students, however. Should enrollment hold where it is currently, enrollment would increase by 2.2 percent for 2013-14. The high school has gained 65 students from a year ago, in part because of a large incoming freshman class, he said. Elm Lawn has gained 28 students, which is the largest of the six elementary schools, while Sunset Ridge and West Middleton have also seen significant gains. The biggest drops were at Northside and both middle schools. Were on track and if we dont have the drop, were going to be really good, Mavroulis said. The worstcase scenario is we hit our 75.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION At the school boards August 12 meeting, board president Ellen Lindgren, who was participating by phone, asked the board to consider sponsorship of the Sept. 5 meeting that she is helping organize together with the Middleton Action Team and Team Gold, a west side Madison Neighbor-

SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT Senate Bill 353 created new statutory provisions regarding the use of

seclusion and physical restraint with pupils in public schools. One of the bills requirements is that the district reports annually to the board of education the number of incidents and the total number of students involved in incidents of seclusion and/or restraint. Jerry Nicholson, the director of teaching and learning, presented a report on seclusion and restraint incidences in the district. In response to questions from the board, Nicholson explained that seclusion means physically preventing someone from leaving a place. The place can vary, depending on the circumstances. Nicholson reported that in the last year, the incidents of seclusion and restraint in the district declined from 104 to 52. He attributes this reduction to several things, but believes that the development of behavior intervention plans that help identify better tactics for deescalating situations for individual students has been very helpful. See BOARD, page 5

ENROLLMENT UPDATE The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District had 6298 students enrolled in its K-12 buildings as of August 23, which is 139 more than it had during its official third Friday September count in 2012, the board of education learned last week. The district has gained 29 students since the last official report to the board in July, assistant superintendent for educational services administrator George Mavroulis said. The district had 6244 students in August 2012, but also saw a significant drop over the next month. Over the previous five years, the numbers have dropped significantly in three of those years. Even with a big drop, he expects enrollment to increase by at least 75 students from a year ago.

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Raphael J. Bud Nonn, 81, of Lower Burrell, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family. He was born in Madison, Wis., Sept. 23, 1931, to the late Rose Paar and William Nonn, and had been a resident of the local area since 1968. Mr. Nonn was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, Lower Burrell. Prior to his retirement in 1994, he worked as a plant manager for Air Products and Chemicals in Creighton for 28 years. He enjoyed traveling and camping with his wife and family. He and his wife enjoyed the winter months in Texas. Bud was an active member of various clubs and organizations. He loved his garden and flowers. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mabel A. Nonn; three children, Steven (Olga) Nonn, of Upper Burrell, Patty (Andy) Sirota, of Tarentum, and Jean (Jeffrey) Walker, of Sarver; grandchildren, Lynnette (Kevin) Sirota Tully, Christie Sirota (fiance, Chris Jordon), Todd Nonn, Alyson Nonn, Matthew (Leanne) Walker and Amy (Caleb) Walker Hatch; great-granddaughter, Alice Mae Walker; brother, Robert Nonn (Pat); sister, Vivian Killerlain, both of Verona, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clifford Nonn; and an infant brother. Services were held at Rusiewicz of Lower Burrell Funeral Home, 3124 Leechburg Road. Christian funeral Mass was at St. Margaret Mary Church. Entombment was in Greenwood Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.

She was born on January 12, 1958, the daughter of Donald and Angela Grosse, and raised on her parents farm in the Springfield/Martinsville area. Karen was a fun loving person who had a great work ethic. She was known for her green thumb that was witnessed by her beautiful flower gardens surrounding her home. Karen also loved going on Harley rides with her husband, Gary, whom she was married to for 11 years. She worked for 36 years at Tracor/Noran/Thermo Fisher, where she was a part of a great group of coworkers. Karen is survived by the love of her life, Gary; son, Daniel (Stacy) Bong of Ashton; stepdaughter, Rebecca Hanson; brothers and sisters, Mark (Mary) Grosse of Springfield, Judy (Steve) Reinke of Martinsville, Deb (Jim) Meier of Waunakee and Darrell Grosse of Springfield; many nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Gregg Hanson of Westby. She was preceded in death by her parents; Garys parents, Harry and Fran Hanson; and sister-inlaw, Jacquie Hanson. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc. or American Cancer Society. The family would like to extend their gratefulness to Meriter Carbone Cancer clinic, especially Dr. Hei, Agrace HospiceCare Inc., and to all the friends, family and neighbors who helped us through this journey. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust Cress Funeral Service 206 W. Prospect Street Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-9244 www.cressfuneralservice.com
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Matheny makes West Point Spring Deans List


WEST P O I N TC a d e t L o g a n Matheny, son of John and Julie Leitner of Middleton, has Matheny b e e n named to the Deans List for the Spring Semester - January through May 2013 at the U.S. Military Academy. To earn this distinction, a cadet must maintain a 3.0 average in all courses. In addition, Cadet Matheny successfully completed Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA and Cadet Field Training at Ft. Buckner, NY this summer. Matheny graduated from Middleton High School in 2011 and will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation at West Point. The U.S. Military Academy is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1802 as Americas first college of engineering, it consistently ranks as one of the top colleges in the nation. A pre-eminent leader development institution, its mission remains constant - to educate, train and inspire cadets for careers of professional service to the Army and the nation.

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He noted the district had five certified trainers, which is relatively high compared to other school districts as a contributing factor as well. He did note that changes in individual schools are impacted by several variables, including students coming into and leaving a

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All kinds of property showed signs of rebound this past year, with the three types of business-related property all increasing in value. Manufacturing property values rose 2.9 percent while commercial properties increased 0.6 percent and personal properties grew 3.2 percent. Looking ahead, the future in Wis-

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particular school, and the school staffs familiarity with individual and what works for them. Nicholson noted the district was using the data collection efforts to identify and address the needs of students at particular schools. continued from page 3

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consin appears more promising than the past five years as property values showed signs of stabilizing in 2012 and the housing market now appears to be gaining confidence. WISTAX is an 81-year-old nonprofit public policy research organization dedicated to citizen education.

NH: The vision for the garden was Penni Kleins and the design process was carried out by a landscape architecture intern last summer. Penni took the design and proposal to the Community Development Authority (CDA), [which] approved funding for the project this April. The city hall grounds crew was extremely helpful in construction of beds, removal of vegetation, and delivery of compost and mulch. We also received seeds from the Community Action Coalition. Amy and I have been working on this project since May and will continue through August (possibly longer). NH: Yes, theyve been great! So far, they have provided all of the funds to get this project off the ground as well as some heavy manual labor. MTT: So the city was pretty helpful?

MTT: While the idea is great, Im guessing it took a lot of work to get it started. What kind of work did it take to get this thing off the ground? What groups were involved?

year, and got rolling a little late into the spring, we are starting small and hope to add more beds in coming years.

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MTT: Do you think its a success so far? Do you expect the garden to remain active year after year?

NH: We are really happy with what we have accomplished this year.

NH: First we have to thank the CDA and the City of Middleton for voting to approve and fund this project. Since weve had plants out there, our volunteers have been indispensable in maintaining watering schedule and general garden support when Amy and I are not available to be there. Also, a shout-out to the many employees at City Hall that have put up with us totally transforming their familiar outdoor hang-out space. We hope that they are enjoying the new garden! In the future well need more volunteers from around the community! Donations of veggie seeds or tool storage cabinet for next season would also be helpful. To find out more send an email to cityhallgarden@gmail.com.

MTT: Is there anyone you want to thank? Are their any donations from which the garden might benefit?

Throughout the rest of the summer we plan to hold a couple workshops with the Youth Group to teach basic garden skills as well as general brown-bag information sessions for the community to learn about the space. We definitely expect this garden to stay active in the coming years. Next year, we hope to add more raised beds, partner with the Middleton Library to run summer programing for youth, and involve even more community members in the care and enjoyment of the garden.

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Karen Grosse Bong Hanson

OREGONKaren Grosse Bong Hanson, age 55, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013 at her home, after battling stomach cancer for one year.

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A new season of Green Thursday films and presentations begins on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Willy West Co-Op with a free screening of the documentary Detropia. The film chronicles the lives of several Detroiters including an owner of a blues bar, a young blogger, an auto union rep and a gang of illegal scrappers as they try to survive and make sense of what is happening to their city. Detropia was named one of the top five documentaries in 2012 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. This free event is sponsored by the City of Middleton Sustainability Committee and The Natural Step Monona with support from Willy Street Co-op, Madison Gas & Electric and Richard and Judy Fritz. Free refreshments are provided. Willy West is located at 6825 University Ave. in Middleton.

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won Best of Show at the Mt. Horeb Art Fair earning himself a troll-festooned ribbon. And this year, his pheasant was the poster child for the Mt. Horeb show, he said, showing off the fairs publicity poster. Although specializing in birds and fish, which he paints with acrylic, Julian has carved amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and insects. Often they accompany the birds and fish set in native habitat, real-life scenarios. His favorite featured a challenging 44-inch wingspan red-tailed hawk attacking a timber rattlesnake. He loved the action of the piece, he said. According to Julian, so did the owner of Epic, Judy Faulkner, who purchased the piece to display at her company.. Julian uses magazines, picture books, and nature calendars as references, and sometimes ventures out to the UW Zoology department to take measurements of tails, bodies and bills of taxidermy specimens, he said. For ducks, there are certain nuances, he explained. Youve gotta get the ducks bill right for the kind of duck it is; you can tell a duck by its bill. Many of his commissions are either ducks or fish for catch and release fishermen, he said. Given a photograph and measurements, hes able to produce an accurate replica. Julian uses white pine, dead wood from his yard, glued two by fours, and tupelo, a kind of wood that he purchases in blocks. [Tupelos] good for little birds because it holds detail very well, he said, adding, Ironically, most of the fish are out of bass wood. He also uses scraps. His most expensive item, the $1,200 pheasant, took six months to finish and features realistic marsh grasses created by sweeping up leftover shavings from the shop floor, he said. Sometimes he carves and paints

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This pheasant took six months to complete. simply because he is attracted to the animal. The Pumpkinseed Sunfish caught his attention for its colorful scales. Although his large creation would set a record in Wisconsin if actual, it often draws commentary at art fairs, he said. Invariably, every show a guy will come up and say, Yeah, I caught one like that but mine was a little bigger, Julian said with a mischievous grin. Besides one reduced-in-size aardvark, one of the oddest commissions hes undertaken was a Kea, he said - a large, inquisitive and intelligent parrot found in New Zealand. Nobodys got a stuffed Kea to look at and when you look online, a lot of cars pop up, he joked. Hes also carved many rattlers, as people at art fairs like them he said. Then he quickly self-corrected, Thats not true; men like rattlesnakes. Julian called it the death of a sale when a man says he needs to get his wifes opinion before purchasing. In

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his experience, he said, often the women nix the husbands choice, even if not a snake. Where are you gonna put that? women often query of their spouses. However, Epic-owner Faulkner has had no qualms about purchasing multiple pieces from Julian, he said. Judith has local folk art all over the [Epic] complex, he said. Shes been a tremendous patron for the small artists in this community. Shell come through [an art fair] herself and say, Ill take that and that and that. Three years ago Julian hit the local art fair show circuit, and has eight on tap for 2013. Popular smaller items, like perched songbirds, take him less than two days to fashion using power tools, knives, and paintbrushes he said. They sell between $65-$150 depending on size. He recently sold out of his $30 frogs. But theres plenty more where they came from.

Dane County is expanding the successful partnership between the county and farm families that is helping to clean up area lakes and waterways, Dane County executive Joe Parisi announced at a press conference in Middleton last week. The county is offering $750,000 in grant money for farm families who are looking to implement critical phosphorus runoff reduction practices on their land. Eligible practices include wetland restoration; constructing manure storage facilities and roofs over animal feeding areas; installing storm water control basins and more. Our farm families are key leaders in the unprecedented community effort underway to clean up our lakes, said Parisi. This new program builds on our great partnership and will help us implement even more low-cost, highresult solutions that keep water where it lands and greatly reduces the amount of algae causing phosphorus that enters our lakes and waterways. The county has partnered with farm families for decades to implement phosphorus reduction strategies on their land. Projects installed between

County exec says grant program will help implement runoff reduction solutions that have prevented 850 tons of algae per year from forming

Efforts to clean up area lakes continue


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County executive Joe Parisi spoke about the plan in Middleton last week. 2008 and 2012 have stopped 3,438 pounds of phosphorus from entering area waterways and prevented 850 tons of algae from forming in our lakes. One pound of phosphorus reduced prevents 500 pounds of algae from forming. The Yahara Pride Farms Conservation Board would like to thank Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department for developing this new grant program to assist farmers in protecting our lakes and streams, said

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Bob Uphoff, a Town of Dunn farmer. This is a great opportunity for the farmers in the Yahara Watershed to strengthen their already progressive land conservation efforts to improve water quality in Dane County. We look forward to continue our work with Dane County to help farmers advance their conservation practices. The new grant program will make it even easier for families to participate. Most eligible projects will receive a 90 percent cost share from the county, with preference given to farms in the Dorn Creek/Six Mile Creek watershed that encompasses the Village of Waunakee, Town of Westport, and most of the Town of Springfield outside of the City of Middleton. This area is an important phosphorus reduction target and the location of the Yahara WINs adaptive management pilot area. Yahara WINs is made up of 30 partners that include government entities such as the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District and local governments, to non-profits such as Clean Wisconsin and the Clean Lakes Alliance. By partnering with farmers, Dane County continues to employ smart budget strategies in our pursuit of cleaner, clearer lakes, said County Board Supervisor Sharon Corrigan, of Middleton. I supported including these cost-effective effective grants in the 2013 budget and look forward to

expanding sustainable runoff reduction practices to more farms. Applications are being accepted now and will be awarded until grant funding is exhausted. Those who are interested in more information or in applying are encouraged to contact Dane County Land Conservation 608-224-3730 or lwrd@countyofdane.com.

for their growing children, clients can take as much clothing as they need to clothe their children for the upcoming cooler weather. Giving the students the items that they need to fit in and feel prepared can make a profound difference in the life of a student, says Al Ripp, Executive Director at MOM.The School Supply Program and the Clothing Center are both ways that MOM is working to keep families in stable housing, supplying them with the assistance they need to free up financial resources to pay fornecessary expenses likerent. Supplies for the Program were donated by area individuals, groups and companies. Volunteers, including some groups who helped as a part of the United Ways Days of Caring, collected and sorted supplies and stuffed backpacks.

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Abrams, Tara Jo, 35, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, 12/31/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Abrams, Tara Jo, 35, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, 12/31/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Acevedo, Orlando, 28, Madison, WI 53704, 12/14/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Adler, Susan L, 58, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/17/2012, Traffic Control Signal Violation red, $88.80 Ajagbe, Rukayat A, 23, Middleton, WI 53562, 01/05/2013, Oper M/V by permitee w/o parent, $114.00 Ajagbe, Rukayat A, 23, Middleton, WI 53562, 01/05/2013, Operating vehicle without insurance, $0.00 Alarcon Rivera, Lucy, 30, Madison, WI 53704, 12/19/2012, Operating w/o a Valid Drivers License, $114.00 Andersen, Michael B, 27, Madison, WI 53711, 08/27/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Andersen, Michael B, 27, Madison, WI 53711, 08/27/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Arias, Alberto, 18, Chaparral, NM 88081, 01/02/2013, Disorderly Conduct, $240.00 Astor, Brad Cook, 48, Madison, WI 53705, 12/14/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00 Ayers, Jasen S, 42, Black Earth, WI 53515, 12/01/2012, Seatbelt Required

Oper/Pass, $10.00 Ayers, Jasen S, 42, Black Earth, WI 53515, 12/01/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Barnett, Donald J, 28, Waunakee, WI 53597, 11/23/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Bebber, Sara Jeanne, 21, Lodi, WI 53355, 12/15/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Benzine, Brian K, 52, Columbus, WI 53925, 11/29/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Bilse, Megan Ladon, 25, Mount Horeb, WI 53572, 11/18/2012, Inattentive Driving, $101.40 Bilse, Megan Ladon, 25, Mount Horeb, WI 53572, 11/18/2012, H&R Property Adjacent/Hwy, $177.00 Bingham, Casey Jean, 23, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/13/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Blanchard, Elizabeth A, 33, Madison, WI 53705, 10/21/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Blankinship, Robert W, 31, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/23/2012, Method of Giving Signals, $88.80 Braun Bastian, Florian Yves, 22, Madison, WI 53705, 12/11/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Brettingen, Aaron O, 42, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/14/2012, Traffic Control

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Signal Violation red, $88.80 Brettingen, Aaron O, 42, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/14/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Bulat, Fedor V, 20, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/26/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Camfield, Tara K, 34, Madison, WI 53703, 12/14/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $114.00 Camfield, Tara K, 34, Madison, WI 53703, 12/14/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Cardoni, Leah R, 57, Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578, 12/11/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Carrillo, Sergio A, 35, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/16/2012, Operating w/o a Valid Drivers License, $114.00 Carrillo, Sergio A, 35, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/16/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Cedron, Ildiko S, 49, Waunakee, WI 53597, 11/27/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Christensen, Sandra L, 70, Madison, WI 53705, 12/12/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Clark, Ann B, 81, Madison, WI 53713, 12/24/2012, Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control, $126.60 Coenen, Brittany M, 21, Madison, WI 53713, 12/05/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80

Coenen, Brittany M, 21, Madison, WI 53713, 12/05/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Coenen, Brittany M, 21, Madison, WI 53713, 12/05/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Colin, Tony R, 43, Sauk City, WI 53583, 12/15/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Collins, Cynthia L, 42, Madison, WI 53714, 11/30/2012, FTS/Improper Stop at Stop Sign, $88.80 Coniber, Julie A, 31, Spokane, WA 99218, 12/01/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Coniber, Julie A, 31, Spokane, WA 99218, 12/01/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Conradt, Brian P, 30, Waunakee, WI 53597, 11/28/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $139.20 Cotter Brown, Ross C, 27, Madison, WI 53705, 12/29/2012, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $177.00

Cotter Brown, Ross C, 27, Madison, WI 53705, 12/29/2012, Possession of Controlled Substance, $523.50 D Alessandro, Anthony M, 58, Madison, WI 53717, 12/18/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $0.00 D Alessandro, Anthony M, 58, Madison, WI 53717, 12/18/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Dilks, Eric J, 22, Madison, WI 53713, 11/14/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00 Diny, Nickolas J, 30, Stoughton, WI 53589, 11/23/2012, Obstructing Traffic, $88.80 Diny, Nickolas J, 30, Stoughton, WI 53589, 11/23/2012, Non Registration, $0.00 Docter, Andrew David, 18, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/20/2012, Resisting or Obstructing Officer, $177.00 See COURT, page 20

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Today I drove north on Hwy. 51 to a friends cottage on Hasbrook Lake in Northern Wisconsin. Every once in awhile, I found myself stuck in another drivers blind spot. I drive with conscious optimism, knowing that people sometimes change lanes without being sure the coast is clear, yet knowing that most drivers look carefully. Despite positive thinking, I still find myself feeling a bit edgy when passing, especially if Im driving through the blind spot of a big rig. As a younger driver, I had the tendency to lean forward when I passed another vehicle, my whole body postured to get the job done. Lots of teasing cured me of that habit. Gaining

Blind Spots

All Manner of Things

experience on the road helped, too. Ive gone from being absolutely tense to mostly relaxed, yet mindful. My brain constantly sees the happenings of life as metaphors and similes to other situations. Today was no exception. As I was driving along, I thought about the ways that people, including myself, move through communications and relationships, oftentimes unaware of our personal blind spots. Everyone around can clearly see the things that we often dont see for ourselves. How many times have you watched a friend or family member do what theyre going to do, or continue to want what they want, clearly knowing that a move in that direction means trouble? And, how many well-wishers have by John Stampen

by Deb Biechler

When good things happen to good people, particularly good people you know, you get the feeling that all is as it should be. Recently something good happened to some good people I know really well and I was there to see it unfold. It was honestly one of the best moments of my life because one of those good people experiencing good things was my son Jake. My sons band Autumn Underground (Jake Stampen, Liam Patton, Jordan Foster, Adam Jordahl, Nick Hoskins, Mike Hoot, Eden Girma, Matt Ash) had the performance of their young lives and won the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Launchpad State Finals at UW-Madison on June 8. More than 60 bands from around the state participated in this battle of the bands type competition. Their win was especially gratifying because I knew how far they had come pressured into retirement and other teachers received letters of reprimand, according to the appeals opinion. The school district before arbitration told the Middleton Education Associations attorney, William Haus, that it had no choice but to fire Harris and would contest any unfavorable decision as far as it could. After an 18-day hearing, arbitrator Karen Mawhinney changed Harris termination to a 15-day suspension, and Durens and Cramers suspensions to reprimands, finding they were excessive in comparison to sanctions others teachers received. The district appealed Mawhinneys decision but last summer Dane County Circuit Judge William Foust upheld Mawhinney and now the District 4 Court has upheld Foust. Haus said he was very pleased with the decision, and expected it. I didnt think the district had much of a basis for appeal and appealing because you dont like a decision is not a good place to start, he said. The district indicated before it went

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as a band and what it meant to each of them. I was also very much aware of the near village of people, many of whom were in the audience, who helped make that moment possible. There are too many to list individually, but a few stand out in terms of the opportunities they provided Autumn Underground band members. One member of the audience at the state finals, Middleton High School (MHS) Band Director Brad Schneider, had a particularly direct influence in that all 8 members of Autumn Underground had performed with his high school Jazz Bands. Through the Jazz bands Schneider taught them the language of Jazz, how to listen to and harmonize with each other, and how to improvise among many other things. These abilities are prominent features of Autumn Undergrounds Jazz Fusion style of music. MHS Choir Director Tom Mielke was also in the house that night. Mielke creates many opportunities for students to take the spotlight both in his choirs and in events like the annual country breakfast where students prepare solos and group performances of their choosing. Mielke has played bass in several bands over the years and frequently invites students (including sevto arbitration they would contest any unfavorable decision as far as they could, said Haus. Haus didnt dispute Harris should be disciplined for having pornography on a school computer. The attorney said Harris deserved better than a kneejerk reaction from the district, however. This is a 17-year teacher with no prior disciplinary action. What he did wasnt right but what should be the penalty? They were out to destroy him, they act like hes some kind of deviant and thats not true, said Haus. Harris didnt search out the pornography, it was sent to him, Haus continued, and no student ever saw it. The district retained the emailed porn on their computer servers and kept printed copies of it in district offices, even offering the public the opportunity to view the material. Haus argued the district targeted Harris, who was then a Middleton Education Association (MEA) union vice president, for his role in the prolonged and contentious contract negotiations

eral from Autumn Underground) to play in bands that accompany his choirs. Mielke also enjoys helping established bands find performance opportunities. For example, Autumn Underground had a warm-up performance at Mielkes church two weeks before the State Finals. Orchestra Director Steven Kurr is also noteworthy in terms of the types of opportunities he creates for MHS students. Kurr started and each year organizes Fine Arts Week a weeklong performing arts showcase in the High Schools PAC. To many arts students this week is also referred to as the best week of the year. Hundreds of kids audition and are selected to perform before a mostly full PAC of very supportive fellow students. Autumn Underground made their debut as a band during the 2011 Fine Arts week and it remained a focal point for them in each of their last two years together. Each band member has likely performed an average of a dozen or more times at Fine Arts Week in various ensembles through the years. So when bands such as Autumn Underground get their chance to go on stage in other venues they know how it works and more or less what to expect. Many of the band members current and former private voice and instrument instructors also attended the Launchpad State Finals to support their students as did several former band mates who were front and center in the audience and among those who that were ongoing at the time. Andy was a thorn in their side, said Haus. An email Harris sent to MEA members about the lack of progress in negotiations that was leaked to the Middleton Times-Tribune further eroded Harris relationship with the district, said Haus. District administration felt the email unfairly blamed the school board for the lengthy negotiations, he said. Theres no question the district was upset with Andy over the letter, said Haus. Don Johnson, district superintendent, denied Harris role in negotiations influenced the decision to terminate him. No, it was the severity and duration of his viewing pornography which was significant. There is evidence of his viewing, receiving and showing pornography for one and one half years and he didnt contest a statement that he had a nine-year track record of viewing pornography, Johnson said. The board will meet Sept. 9 to de-

advised you against something, but you did it anyway? I admit to needing my fingers and a few of my toes to make the tally for myself. Last night I watched a PBS program about Winston Churchill. The portion about World War II got me thinking about blind spots on a bigger scale. As drivers we can do a lot of damage if we move into a blind-spot unadvised. The size of our vehicle, the speed that were going and the alertness of the other drivers around, all determine the intensity of the impact we might make. As a nation among nations, the US moves like a big rig down the highway. We deliver a lot of goods to a lot of people, but we can do a lot of damage if we move recklessly along. No nation is above having blind spots. Our countrys forefathers tried to reduce the number of blind spots for the United States. They created checks and balances by separating the government into different branches. They understood how leaders, drunk with power,

cheered most enthusiastically. Family and friends were out in force too. The band had rented and filled a school bus with fans to ride to the show. When the band took the stage dozens of their friends took to the floor in front and cheered loudly and willed them on to an awesome performance. Two super fans, twins Maeve and Rowan Sockwell, were especially animated and kept the audience rocking throughout. WSMA deserves a tremendous amount of credit for bringing Launchpad to the state of Wisconsin. This pioneering non-traditional competition allows bands to self-organize, create and perform their own music on a big stage with a professional sound system, make connections with other high school musicians doing the same, and receive feedback from music industry judges all for a $35 entry fee. State finalists also receive the bonus opportunity of performing in a Launchpad showcase at Milwaukees Summerfest. As a finalist and state finals winner, Autumn Underground performed at Summerfest twice this year including a winners showcase performance at the 10,000-person capacity BMO Harris Pavilion. The Middleton High School Music Department will also receive $5,000 in new instruments from Yamaha, a Launchpad sponsor, as part of Autumn Underground winning the Launchpad competition. WSMAs Launchpad program has been around 9 years and in that time no cide whether to appeal the case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. School Board President Ellen Lindgren said the public has been supportive of appealing the decisions to date. Our community has clearly said that because the way this person has been conducting himself, he doesnt deserve to be in a classroom again, said Lindgren. To date, the legal expenses have cost the district $598,274 and another $75,000 if the states high court takes the case, he said. The district didnt learn until early last summer that their insurer wasnt funding the case, said Perry Hibner, the districts community relations specialist. Regardless, the principle of not allowing pornography in the classroom is one worth pursuing, he said. Haus said the district never proposed an alternative to termination acceptable to Harris. At no point have they figured out to short circuit thisWhen Foust ruled from the bench, their attorney jumped up without consulting anyone and said,

wealth or desire would create blind spots. And, if those leaders were charismatic they could, like Hitler, turn the heads of a nation, causing fatal collisions in their movement through history. History keeps presenting such circumstances. The situation in Syria is appalling. While we cannot ignore the attacks, I believe it is so very important, that before making a move, the US and all of the nations look carefully from all angles. The UN was created to give global vision - each country acting as a mirror to reflect on the ways any nations movement could impact another. If a country takes action without looking to the resolutions of the UN, it is like changing lanes without looking in the mirrors. Of course we can err on the side of caution - caution itself becoming something that we cant see our way clear of. Its a delicate balance that calls for clear vision thats created when the viewer looks with honesty,

other high school has had more participating bands, more state finalist, or state champions than Middleton High School. In my opinion this is no coincidence but is rather a reflection of the types of opportunities and support available to musicians in this district. With Autumn Underground, as it is with many high school bands, just about the time they really find their groove life intervenes and it is time for them move on and part. Five of the eight Autumn Underground band members will be heading off to college soon and at that point all bets are off as to whether they will continue to perform together as a band. Last week Autumn Underground headlined a Time Flies themed party to help send off their college bound members and friends in style. Four acts from Middleton (Autumn Underground, The Social Misfits, The Sleep Cyclists and Derek Hoot) and one from Madison West (The Daze) performed together one last time for 200+ friends, family and neighbors. Looking on from the side of a small hill that night were Middleton High School Music Directors Brad Schneider, Tom Mielke, and Steven Kurr. When asked what it was like to watch the youth performances that night Mielke, replied, This is how it should be. We teach them about music and performing, and they make it their own and bring it to the community. That is how it should be and frequently how it is in this village/city we call Middleton. were appealing, Haus recalled. Settlement offers have been made, but the parties remain very far apart, Hibner said. The Harris case and another somewhat similar incident prompted the state to pass a law that allows the Department of Public Instruction to revoke an instructors teaching license for watching pornography at work. However, DPI has had the districts complaint about Harris for three years without acting on it, Johnson said. The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Districts current contract with teachers also explicitly bans pornography. Meanwhile, Harris is suspended at half pay while the case remains in court. He has agreed to return the pay if he loses and he will be entitled to full back pay if he wins, said Hibner. While Harris may be employed by the district in the future, Johnson said he didnt think it was in the best interests of the children or community for Harris to return to the classroom. continued from page 1

integrity and the desire for the highest good for all. Blind spots are not always about the negative. Most often they just hold space. They are clear of obstacles and were free to move into them, unimpeded. If we take the time to look, there are really just spots. Every day I find a litany of things to be thankful for. In that list are the many friends and family members who have served as mirrors - reflecting for me or showing me my blind spots, bringing what I have not always seen for myself, into view. Im so grateful for these friends who, with their clear, loving reflections, have helped me to see when there was nothing in the way of moving in any direction, except my own limiting thoughts. I am lucky to have such clear mirrors in my life and I aspire to be that in return. Theres nothing I can do about another persons blind spot on the literal road or the road of life. All I can do is keep moving forward.

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Getting on track
Football Cards hammer Beloit
by ROB REISCHEL
Times-Tribune

It was hammered home for six days straight. And it clearly resonated throughout Middletons footballs team. The Cardinals gave a lackluster effort in a Week 1 loss to Madison Memorial. And Middleton coach Tim Simon was determined not to let such a scenario unfold again. We talked to the team about what it means to wear a Middleton uniform, Simon said. We didnt play with a lot of pride in Week 1. We addressed what it means to put on this uniform, and if you cant handle that responsibility, this is the not the sport for you. Simons team was listening. Middleton rebounded in a big way last Friday night, hammering visiting Beloit Memorial, 49-0. The Cardinals got three touchdowns from junior fullback Adam Frye and two more from junior tailback Alex Leahy. Middleton also outgained Beloit, 458-78. It was the Cardinals largest win since Oct. 17, 2008, when they also defeated Beloit, 51-0. We were ready to play compared to the week before, Simon said. The fact is we were ready to play. Thats for sure. Middleton played without three preferred starters in quarterback Luke Schafer (back contusion), runSee FOOTBALL, page 18

ly.

The message was delivered loud-

C o n n o r Zimmick and Middletons boys volleyball team have high hopes this season.

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Boys volleyball team aims high


by ROB REISCHEL
Times-Tribune

Great expectations
great expectations Tuesday at Fort Atkinson. Middleton returns the majority of its group that reached the sectional finals a year ago, and could be one of the states top outfits. Whites task is to mold the Cardinals into that unit, while keeping them balanced at the same time. I believe this team can be very good, said White, whos beginning his 13th season as Middletons coach. I believe this team believes we are great.We arent great. We could be, we just arent there yet. We have to earn that label and right now we havent earned squat except for the ability to wear a Middleton jersey at a match or tournament. But those jerseys dont have super powers.They just have a number and say Middleton on it. But the key to those jerseys is the ability to make us a cohesive unit of one. These guys have to put team first. Put away the personal goals and make them team goals. I dont care who leads us in kills, assists, digs, blocks, etc. By default, someone is going to lead us in those categories, thats just how stats work. I want to know who leads us in wins and that should be the entire roster.

Ben White is excited. His boys volleyball team at Middleton High School is probably even more enthusiastic. Now, White just has to find a happy medium. The Cardinals begin a season of

One game from glory


HTL team one win from title
by DENNIS SEMRAU
For the Times-Tribune

The chances of this roster winning its share of games appears quite good. Middleton went 24-8 overall last season and reclaimed the Big Eight Conference title after having its fiveyear streak atop the league snapped in 2011. The Cardinals also reached the sectional final for the first time since 2009. Middleton lost two key players from that team outside hitter Austin Sailing, who was the Big Eights Player of the Year, and first-team allleague middle blocker Keith Lyster. See SPIKERS, page 19

Josh Hinson and Middletons Home Talent League team travels to Stoughton Sunday for the league championship.

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Drew Farrell was as frustrated as the rest of his Middleton teammates on Sunday when it appeared that nearly every pitch the ace right-hander threw at the Verona Cavaliers in the second inning ended up as batting practice fodder. But Middleton rallied from an early six-run deficit to overpower Verona, 17-11, in an old-fashioned slugfest in a second-round game of the Home Talent League amateur baseball playoffs at Sorenson-Bakken Field.

That set the stage for a winnertake-all championship game Sunday at 1 p.m. when Middleton (17-4 overall, 2-0 Final Four) travels to Stoughton (15-6, 2-0), which defeated Monona, 10-3. It was a small strike zone, there were good hitters and both teams were going to hit the ball so I didnt panic right away, said Farrell, who allowed more runs in the second inning (six) than he had in earning back-to-back complete- game playoff victories over Sauk Prairie (5-4) and Monona (4-1). However, Farrell overcame his early struggles to pitch seven innings, allowing nine earned runs on 13 hits with one walk and six strikeouts. I was really frustrated, but I knew See HTL, page 18

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Girls cross country team thinking big


by ROB REISCHEL
Times-Tribune

Times are definitely changing inside Middletons girls cross country program. After a brilliant 20-year run, Joe Spolar stepped down after last season. Longtime assistants Cindy Bremser and Isaac Mezera will now work as co-head coaches. But while theres been a change at the top, the Cardinals expect the season to be like most others: extremely successful. Middleton, which finished fourth at the WIAA Division 1 state meet a year ago, brings back six of those runners. And the Cardinals are expecting another season of terrific success. I would call this year an improvement year with the talent that is returning and rebuilding with all the fresh

new faces, said Bremser, whose team begins its season Saturday at the Verona Invite. It is exciting to imagine what we can do this year and in the years to come. Everyone is working so hard and being so patient with new head and assistant coaches, along with the increase in numbers of participants. The range of ability is quite wide and it is important to address everyones needs so we can improve as a team. Middleton senior Delaney Foster, who finished 23rd overall at state last season, is the Cardinals top returnee. Foster was also eighth at sectionals a year ago. Middleton juniors Rachel Wians, Bobbi Patrick, Jenny Phillips and Jenny Mangas are all coming off terrific seasons, as well. Wians was 13th at sectionals and 34th at state, while Patrick was 14th at sectionals and 89th at state. Both Mangas and Phillips were key cogs in Middletons run to state, as well. Sophomore Sam Valentine, a returning varsity performer, appears poised for a big season. Sophomore Autumn Grim and junior Jenny Launder are emerging talents that are both expected

to run with the varsity on Saturday. It will be a very exciting year, Bremser said. The varsity team that placed fourth at state last season has lost only one member to graduation. Instead, Middleton will field the largest team in school history. The Cardinals have 71 girls out for cross country, including 29 freshmen. While the Cardinals varsity is certainly a tough lineup to crack, Bremser noted seniors Kayla Bauhs, Hayley Sue, Darby Raffel and Laura Oberwetter; juniors Emily Zeker and Tia Rashke; and sophomores Sheyenne Tung and Celia Mayne as athletes to watch. Freshmen that could have an immediate impact include Morgan Eder, Kallie Stafford, Madeline Ace, Abbey Drake, Katrina Anderson, Jane Buck, Maya Gibson and Mary McCarthy. There are always many surprises when a team has so many new members and a consistent training plan, Bremser said. Due to our depth, there are about another dozen girls that could make a varsity team at other schools. A year ago, Middleton enjoyed terrific success but could never eclipse mighty Madison West during the conference season or the postseason. Like the Cardinals, the Regents will return the majority of their top runners, which should make for another exciting season between these two powers. I think it is fair to say that everyones goal is to beat Madison West and win conference, Bremser said. This can be accomplished with continued hard work, supportive teammates and minimal injuries.

Bobbi Patrick and Middletons girls cross country team finished fourth at state a year ago. The Cardinals hope to better than finish this season and bgin pursuit of that dream at Saturdays Verona Invite.

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Boys cross country team aims to surprise


by ROB REISCHEL
Times-Tribune

They are young. They are gifted. And they are extremely hungry. Middletons boys cross country teams begins its season Saturday at the Verona Invite. And the Cardinals believe they have the makings for success both in 2013 and beyond. It is a rebuilding/reloading year for the boys, said Isaac Mezera, who will share co-coaching duties with Cindy Bremser for both the boys and girls programs. The way it looks now our top five runners will be non-seniors, and three of the five are freshmen or sophomores. This allows us to gain some valuable experience, work on their confidence, and build the program up. Junior Andrew Plumb was Middletons top finisher at sectionals a year ago and should be poised for a big season. In his junior year, we expect him to be a varsity contributor in all meets, Mezera said. Sophomore David Marrone ran with the varsity his entire freshman year. And Marrone should be poised for a big season.

Its a tough gig to be a freshman boy who runs varsity all season long, but thats exactly what David did, Mezera said. He has great natural ability, but needs to learn how to be a little more risky in the first mile. Our expectations are that he grows in race experience. Junior Hayden Johnston moved into the varsity lineup a year ago, and looks to build on that momentum. More than any other returner, he has put in work and mileage over the offseason, Mezera said. Based off of our time trial, were expecting him to come into his own this season by contributing on varsity. Mezera also has great expectations for freshman Gus Newcomb. Ive been hearing about this guy since he was a sixth grader, Mezera said. From what Ive seen so far, Gus is the real deal.He could be our No. 1 runner this season, and he will be the building block of the new boys program at Middleton. Ryan Madoch, another freshman, has also been an early practice standout and could contribute immediately. Ryan should contribute to our varsity crew, Mezera said. Seniors Willie Myrland, Kyle Beuchner, Will Edmundson and Rob Evert are battling for the remaining

A n d r e w Plumb and Middletons boys cross country team opens its season Saturday at the Verona Invite.

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varsity spots. Sophomore Christian Lindblom, who made the switch from football, is another athlete to watch. The boys goals are to put the top five under 18 (minutes) consistently, to finish in the top half of the conference at the conference meet, and to work our tails off at practice to see how far we can drop our PRs throughout the season, Mezera said.

The Big Eight Conference is always one of the deepest and toughest in the state. And Mezera expects nothing different this fall. Mezera is cautiously optimistic his team can eventually be a factor in the league race. But for now, hes stressing development, improvement and advancement. We are in arguably the toughest

conference in the state, so finishing even in the top half of the conference takes a good deal of work, Mezera said. The conference race should give us a chance, in this rebuilding year, to see where we stack up and where we can go in the next couple of years. Right now I see us finishing in the middle of the pack, but our team is young and could be full of surprises.

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Rough week
Boys soccer team drops three straight
by ROB REISCHEL
Times-Tribune

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Cardinals open Big 8 play strong


by ROB REISCHEL
Times-Tribune

Schultz powers golfers


Loren Skibba and Middletons girls golfers are off to a blazing start. Eight Conference meet of the year and easily outdistanced Sun Prairie (191) and Madison East (254). I am really happy with Hunters score both yesterday and over the past couple of weeks, Middleton coach Becky Halverson said.She has definitely stepped it up and is getting to where we need her to be consistently. Middleton also counted 42s from sophomore Loren Skibba, senior Sheenagh Cleary and freshman Alexis Thomas. The golfers played on a day where the heat index approached 100 degrees. And while the Cardinals won handily, Halverson said their score could have been better. I think a combination of the hot weather and the girls never playing the course before may have gotten to

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Hunter Schultz has been a fouryear varsity player for Middletons girls golf team. And it certainly seems like Schultz is ready to make her final year her best yet. Schultz, whose game has consistently improved this season, captured medalist honors at last Thursdays Madison East Triangular. Schultz shot a 2-over-par 38 at Monona Golf Course and powered the Cardinals to an easy win. Middleton shot a 164 at its first Big

some, Halverson said.We just need to stay focused and commit to our shots. Thats our biggest downfall right now our commitment to our shots.Once we get that down, well be in a much better place. On deck: Middleton returned to Monona Golf Course Tuesday for the Madison La Follette Triangular with Janesville Parker. Parker could be tough, Halverson said. Hopefully we can use our round from (Thursday) as a learning experience. Our conference schedule is just going to get tougher as the season goes on. Middleton will compete at the Madison Metro Invite at University Ridge Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Cardinals then will host the Middleton Invite Saturday at Pleasant View at 11:30 a.m.

The degree of difficulty was no surprise. The final results most certainly were. Middletons boys soccer team faced a murderous week with games against three state powers. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they went a humbling 0-3. Middleton dropped a 2-0 decision to Big Eight Conference foe Madison Memorial last Tuesday. The Cardinals then lost a pair of games at the Neenah Quad, falling 2-0 to Arrowhead on Friday and 5-2 to the host Rockets on Saturday. The Cardinals slipped to 1-3 on the young season. The last week has been humbling for the team, Middleton first-year coach Ben Kollasch said. We knew it would be a tough week to face Memorial, Arrowhead, and Neenah. We would have hoped to come away with a result or two at least. The theme so far has been that we have the talent to beat teams, but we have not consistently played as a team and executed under pressure. Soccer is also a game which involves luck and the ball definitively has not bounced in our direction yet. But I think teams need to make their own luck too, and we have not done the little things yet that will help luck be on our side. Middleton fell to Madison Memorial in a sectional semifinal a year ago, and had revenge on its mind. But things didnt work out that way.

The Spartans got a goal in the sixth minute and another in the 59th minute and kept the Cardinals at bay. Middleton also allowed a quick goal to Arrowhead Friday night, and later trailed, 2-0, at halftime. The Cardinals played much crisper in the second half, but never could convert. We showed spirit and dominated in the second half, Kollasch said. But we couldnt do better than a post and a few near misses on goal. Neenah scored a goal in the 15th minute against the Cardinals on Saturday. Middleton got a goal from Jack Hagstrom shortly before halftime to tie things, 1-1. Neenah scored three straight second half goals, though, and surged to a 4-1 lead. Will Salmon scored off a rebound for the Cardinals to make it 4-2, but Middleton couldnt come any closer. Though the scores this week do show that we have been outplayed, we have not given ourselves a chance to show our talent off due to mental errors all around the field, Kollasch said. We will concentrate on shoring up the defensive end of the field this week so we get more chances to shine offensively. This has been a tough schedule from the start by design and it has exposed us somewhat. This team still has lots of time to bounce back and show their character through the conference schedule and on to the postseason. On deck: Middleton hosted Beloit Memorial Tuesday, then is at the Kettle Moraine Classic this weekend. The Cardinals face Menomonee Falls Friday night at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays opponent will then be determined by Fridays result.

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Pool sharks
MHS swimmers dunk Beloit
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Middletons girls tennis team opened the Big Eight Conference season in style. The Cardinals rolled past Madison Memorial, 6-1, last Wednesday. Middleton also defeated Beloit Memorial, 7-0, last Thursday. The conference is looking deep, Middleton coach Deke Bradley said. We have some work to do to improve our doubles play. We looked a little off against Memorial, but were coming along. Against Madison Memorial, Bridget Bellissimo rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and Kaisey Skibba notched a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles. Emily Oberwetter and Madison Krigbaum both notched 6-1, 6-1 wins at No. 3 and 4 singles, respectively. In doubles play, Allison Ragsdale and Darcy Hogendorn earned a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1. And at No. 2, Abbey Webber and Baylie Gold rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win. In Middletons win over Beloit, Skibba, Webber, Emma Whitford and Megan Peyton all rolled to easy singles wins. In doubles action, Sydney Black and Lauren Coons rolled at No. 1, while Gold and Krigbaum cruised at No. 2. Oberwetter and Bellissimo won by default at No. 3. Im looking forward to having a week of practices so we can work on

some doubles things that we need to correct, Bradley said. Our singles play has been very strong and I think if we keep playing well, it will carry us through the conference season. Middleton also won a pair of matches at the Eau Claire Invitational last week. The Cardinals defeated Nicolet, 5-2, and also downed Cedarburg, 5-2.

Bridget Bellissimo and Middletons girls tennis team won a pair of conference matches last week.

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Against Nicolet, Bellissimo, Skibba, Oberwetter and Krigbaum all posted singles wins. And in doubles play, Webber and Gold won at No. 2. Against Cedarburg, Skibba, Oberwetter and Krigbaum won at No. 2, 3 and 4 singles. In doubles play, Hogendorn and Ragsdale won at No. 1, while Webber and Gold rolled at No. 2.

Middletons girls swimmers opened the season in style with a 139-31 win over Beloit Memorial last Friday. The Cardinals finished first and second in every event. Middleton also had the top three finishers in several events. This was a great first meet for us, Middleton coach Lauren Cabalka said. We were able to get a glimpse of what our very young team is capable of as well as our areas of strength and weakness lie. The first meet is always kind of a guessing game, but even more so this year. To their credit, the girls really stepped up and had some nice races. Middleton junior Paige Prestigiacomo, senior Olivia Kossel and junior Lauren Kalvin went 1-2-3 in the 200 yard freestyle. Cardinals senior Maddy Mack, junior Maggie Mangas and junior Erin McShane were the top three finishers in the 200 yard IM. Senior Karley Licking, sophomore Samantha Roll and freshman Margaret McGill went 1-2-3 in the 50 yard freestyle. And senior Sam Andryk, McGill and McShane were the top three finishers in the 100 yard fly. Kossel, senior Ashley Aegerter and Roll went 1-2-3 in the 100 yard freestyle. And Prestigiacomo, senior Elizabeth Ihrig and senior Emily Douglas notched the top three finishes

in the 500 yard freestyle. Licking and freshman Tryn Peterson were first and second, respectively, in the 100 yard backstroke. Aegerter, sophomore Emma Karbusicky and Mack went 1-2-3 in the 100 yard breaststroke. Middletons quartet of Licking, Aegerter, McGill and Roll were first in the 200 yard medley relay, while the foursome of Mangas, Karbusicky, Andryk and Peterson was second. Middletons 200 yard freestyle relay team of McGill, Kossel, Roll and Prestigiacomo was first. Peterson, Mangas, Kalvin and Mack combined to finish second, while Karbusicky, Douglas, Andryk and freshman Maggie Go were third. And in the 400 yard freestyle relay, Prestigiacomo, Licking, Kossel and Aegerter were first. The quartet of Andryk, McShane, Peterson and Mangas was second, while the foursome of Ihrig, Douglas, Kalvin and junior Jordan Redders was third. If an outsider were to walk in, Im not sure they would recognize that nearly half of our team is new, Cabalka said. Its always a good thing when you have a team that is able to mesh and swim as if they have been together for four years. I was very proud of the overall effort and support they showed one another.This meet definitely makes us excited for the next three months. On deck: Middleton was at Janesville Parker Wednesday. The Cardinals are then off until next Thursday, when they host Madison East at 5 p.m.

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Girls volleyball team should benefit from rough weekend


by ROB REISCHEL
Times-Tribune

Franco Marcos likes to load up the schedule. Middletons girls volleyball coach understands the big picture. And Marcos knows taking a few lumps today can help the Cardinals down the road. That was the case last weekend, when Middleton competed at the star-studded, 24-team Mequon Homestead/St. Thomas More Joust. The Cardinals played well against many of the states elite teams, but settled for a 22nd place finish. It was a tough tournament and we left it all on the floor, Marcos said.It was a great effort from start to finish. We are a tough team and will grow from this experience. Middleton opened as the No. 24 seed in the tournament, but defeated Milwaukee Pius, 25-21, 10-25, 15-10 in its first pool play match. Mane Bobadillaled the Cardinals with nine kills, while Logan Welti had seven kills and two aces.Arissa Milton had three blocks, Leia Peterman had six digs and Bre Schlueter had 15 assists. Middleton then fell to state power Divine Savior Holy Angels, 25-21, 25-18. Bobadilla led the Cardinals with seven kills and two aces, Welti had six kills and Leia Peterman had two aces and five digs. It was a great match, Marcos said. We held our own against them. Kenosha Tremper then defeated Middleton in the final pool play match, 22-20, 25-22. Bobadilla had six kills and three blocks, Welti had

11 kills, two aces and five digs and Bre Schlueter had 10 assists. There was a series of ties for second place in pool play, forcing the Cardinals into a series of playoff games. First, Middleton defeated Kenosha Tremper, 20-18. But the Cardinals then lost to Milwaukee Pius, 15-10, and settled for third place. Waukesha West then edged Middleton on Saturday morning, 2325, 29-27, 15-10. The second set was a tough one, Marcos said. Bobadilla had 11 kills, while Welti had 10 kills, three aces and five digs. Peterman had four digs and Schlueter had 15 assists. Middleton then defeated Brookfield Central, 19-25, 25-22, 15-8. Bobadilla had 15 kills and seven digs, while Welti had nine kills, two aces and nine digs. Reed Espie had three blocks, Arissa Milton had six kills and two blocks, Schlueter had two aces and 30 assists, and Leia Peterman and Amber Karn both had nine digs. Middleton again finished tied for second, but lost a one-set playoff to Waukesha West, 15-13. That loss put the Cardinals into the tournaments last place pool. It was too bad since we played

much better than we have ever played in this tournament, Marcos said. We just could not finish off our opponents when we needed to. We got stuck in a rotation too long without scoring. We will need to strengthen up that rotation. In the final set of pool play matches, Middleton opened with a 25-21, 25-20 win over Watertown. Bobadilla had 12 kills, Welti had five kills and 11 digs, and Espie had four kills and two blocks. Arissa Milton added three kills and two blocks, Morgan Schmitt had three aces, Peterman had 18 digs, Karn had nine digs and Schlueter added 25 assists. That put Middleton into the championship of the consolation bracket, where the Cardinals fell to Watertown, 25-19, 25-19. We went from having a great chance of taking second in our pool on Friday and making it in the top 12Gold Division to settling for third place (in the consolation bracket), Marcos said. At least that was a upward move. On Saturday we had two heartbreaking loses that made the difference.

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The Bluebirds basketball program will hold tryouts for a few grades on Sept. 19 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Middleton High School Field House. The Bluebirds expect to have boys teams in the following age groups for 2013-14: 8th, 7th, 5th and 4th. The Bluebirds expect to have girls teams in 3rd and 5th grade for the upcoming season. There are limited spots available in all age groups with the exception of 7th-grade boys. There is no cost to participate in the tryout. The Bluebirds are a tournament-only program that has been around for more than 70 years. To learn more, please contact Perry Hibner at 828-9891. The Middleton High School Dance Team will hold a fall kiddie clinic Sept. 12 from 5-8 p.m. The event will take place at Middleton High School and is $30 per child. All children grades K-8 are eligible for the clinic. The MHS Dance Team will teach participants a routine to be performed at halftime of a varsity football game. All participants will learn and perform the same dance. Kids will play games, get pizza and fruit, and receive a t-shirt to wear and take home! Parents will receive two free tickets for admission into the game. The Mad City Aqua Stars new season begins Sept. 9 and offers two opportunities to learn and experience synchro in Dane County. Intro to Synchro is a four-week class on Mondays. The class begins Sept. 9 and runs from 7-8 p.m. 2) Experienced water ballet or synchro swimmers are invited to Synchro Team Trial beginning Sept. 10 from 7-9 p.m. Theres a fourweek trial period to determine if Mad City Aqua Stars is right for you. All sessions are held at the Middleton High School Pool. For more information, visithttp://www.madcityaquastars.com.

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even when it got to be four and five (runs), I knew I had to do something to minimize this because it easily could have been a 10-run inning the way they were blooping them and then hitting them hard, Farrell said. Manager Brandon Hellenbrand called a timeout midway through the second inning to settle his team down and deliver a reminder that there was still a lot of baseball to be played. We wanted everybody to relax. There was no need to press. Offensively, I knew what we could do, said Hellenbrand, who was the teams ace pitcher when Middleton won its last HTL title in 2002. I just said, Lets get out of here and lets come back and hit. We just had to chill out a little bit. We were all right. Middleton third baseman Eric Simon, who also serves as a 29ers coach, agreed. I told Farrell dont worry, were going to get at least 10 (runs). Thats just the way it felt, said Simon, who finished with four RBIs to help rally Middleton. Verona manager Dale Burgenske, who is retiring after this season, expected the game to provide plenty of fireworks on offense and he wasnt disappointed. I saw an 85 degree day, a short porch to this field and I saw what (Middleton) did all year long, said Burgenske, who led the defending champion Cavaliers to four of the last five HTL championships. We got stung last week. I knew wed come back and hit today. It was a great game. Verona bounced back from last weeks stunning 11-3 loss to Stoughton with a six-run second inning that included nine hits all singles and was highlighted by Matt Peetzs two-run base hit. Middleton didnt waste any time slicing its deficit in half, though, when Simon drove in a run when he grounded into a fielders choice. Catcher Kevin Dubler then ripped a laser down the right field line for a two-run single off Verona left-handed starter Ben Wallace. Shortstop Cole Cook added an RBI-single in the third inning and Simon grounded into another RBI fielders choice to pull Middleton within 6-5. But Veronas Derek Burgenske blasted a two-run home run to right field to give the Cavaliers an 8-5 lead. We can hit anybody like that. Theres no mystery to that. Hes not the best pitcher in the league by any means, Dale Burgenske said of Farrell. We knew we could hit him. There was no doubt in our minds we could hit him. But Farrell settled down to retire the next 10 consecutive hitters. You have to give him credit for just battling, Dubler said of Farrell. A lot of pitchers just give up and then the games over. But after that second inning, he came back and shut them down. That really let us back in the game. I think he got a little frustrated early because he wasnt getting some pitches called and that hurt him. But he got it together and did well. Meanwhile, Middleton drew within 8-7 on Simons two-run single in the fifth. Middleton then took a 9-8 lead when Josh Hinson ripped a two-run home run to left field on an 0-2 pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning. Once it got to 6-0 and we fought our way back into it, I knew that there were going to be a lot more runs scored, Hellenbrand said. They have one of the better lineups in the league and I know they can put up runs. Obviously, I know we can put up runs, too. It came down to who could put up 15 first. Thats the way that I felt and we got there and we just kept going. Thats the sign of a good team,

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put the pedal to the metal and stay on it and keep going. Verona pulled into a 9-9 tie in the seventh inning on a throwing error that scored A.J. Stoffels from second base. That set the stage for Dublers three-run homer off reliever Cole Kroncke with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning that gave Middleton the lead for good at 12-9. We play them in the Night League so we expected a high-scoring game, said Dubler, who turned on a firstpitch fastball that sailed over the right field fence. We both knew what we were up against. There were no secrets. It came down to who executed better. Dubler, who led the Middleton attack with three hits and six RBIs, said he likes the position the 29ers are in heading into the championship game. We never get down. We keep fighting, Dubler said. Everybodys battling. Everybodys participating. Its not just one guy doing it. Its a team effort. Im really glad where were at. Left-hander Jeff Schafer relieved Farrell to begin the eighth inning for Middleton and allowed Derek Burgenskes second two-run home run of the game. But the 48-year old Schafer escaped further damage and was the recipient of a five-run outburst in the bottom of the eighth capped by Andrew Zimmermans two run single. Mike Brabender finished with three hits, including a double, and Matt Brabender had two hits as eight of Middletons starters finished with at least one hit. It was so fun. Playing with these guys is so fun because youre never out of it, said Schafer, who picked up a save for his two-inning outing. My arm felt great today. So early in the game, I knew we had a chance to get back in this. When we kept coming back and coming back, you want to come in there. Its all about playing as a team and winning for the team. I was so super excited to come in and throw. It was awesome. After we got through seven (innings), the arm felt good so we decided to give it a whirl. Schafer said he joined the team in 2004 and was looking for some payback for a bitter memory from Middletons trip to the Final Four in

2008. I pitched against these guys in 08 and pitched great and they came back when I left and hit a grand slam to beat us, Schafer said of Verona. I left when we were ahead, so that left kind of a sour taste in my mouth. Even as old as I am, I wanted to get some redemption against them. Cook said he had some concerns when Middleton fell behind early. But he said once the 29ers started chipping away at the lead, he was confident they would find a way to finish off the Cavaliers. Ive always wanted to get a Home Talent title because Ive been able to have a Junior Legion state title and a high school title my senior year, said Cook, who started at shortstop on Middleton High Schools 2003 state championship team. But Ive wanted a Home Talent title because they won it in 2002, the year before I joined the team. Its always been something in the back of my mind. Were playing our best ball right now. After winning the Night League championship with a 4-3 victory over Orfordville three days earlier, Simon said Middleton is eager to complete a championship season. Its unbelievable how far weve come, Simon said. When we started the season, we talked about our goals. We wanted to get to the playoffs, to get to the Final Four. We wanted to come in the Night League and get to the playoffs and get to the final there and win that. Now we have a chance to win them both. I dont know if anybodys done that recently or ever, win both Night League and the Sunday League. Its huge. Its a winner-take-all, the way it should be, one game and done.

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Middleton 17, Verona 11 Verona .................. 060 200 120 11 17 3 Middleton .... 032022350 17 16 1 Pitching (IP-H-ER-BB-K): V Wallace (47-6-3-1), Kronche (L, 3.1-8-7-0-0), Spenser (0.21-0-1-0). M Farrell (W, 7-13-8-1-6), Shafer (24-2-1-0). Leading hitters: V Murphy 4x5, Brandt 3x5, Derek Burgenske 3x5, Spenser 2x3. M Mike Brabender 3x6, Dubler 3x4, Cook 3x4, Matt Brabender 2x5, Simon 2x5. 2B Cook, Mike Brabender. HR Derek Burgenske 2, Hinson, Dubler.

ning back Charles Braxton (shoulder) and defensive end Brennan Maly (headaches). But the Cardinals never missed a beat. After stalling on its first offensive series, Middleton scored on a remarkable seven consecutive possessions. Senior quarterback Kasey Miller who normally splits time with Schafer was solid throughout. Miller completed 12-of-21 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown. Leahy ran for 109 yards on just 12 carries (9.1 average), while Frye ripped off 64 yards on six carries (10.7). Middleton also had seven players catch at least one pass, led by senior wideout Demond Hill (five catches, 96 yards). Middleton averaged a whopping 8.04 yards per play and never had to punt. We were pretty crisp all night, Simon said. And we wanted to be balanced, which we were. Middleton was equally impressive on defense. The Cardinals held Beloit to just seven passing yards and three completions. The Purple Knights managed just five first downs and averaged only 2.05 yards per play. We did a really nice job containing their quarterback (Denzel Barnes), Simon said. Hes the key to their whole offense. Leahy and Frye both had two touchdowns in the first half, as Middleton raced to a 28-0 lead at the break. Leahy opened the scoring with a 12-yard TD run late in the first quarter and Frye followed with a 19-yard scoring run to give the Cardinals a 14-0 lead. Leahy ripped off a 14-yard TD run early in the second quarter to make it 21-0, then Miller hit Frye for a 3-yard score with 4:16 left in the first half to make it 28-0. Frye broke loose for a 17-yard TD

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run early in the third quarter, then Cam Maly had an 8-yard TD late in the period to make it 42-0. Calvin Geppert completed Middletons scoring with a 32-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter. Last weekend was just horrible, Simon said of the loss to Memorial. It was. No disrespect to Memorial, but if you lose to a team because they just beat you, so be it. But when you make mistakes that have nothing to do with the other team, thats frustrating. And thats what we did in that game. So it was nice to get back on track. On deck: Middleton is at Janesville Parker Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Vikings (0-2) were routed by Madison Memorial, 38-9, last week. Madison La Follette alse toppled Parker, 42-21, in Week 1. Theyre not an 0-2 team, Simon said. And they sure dont want to go to 0-3, so theyll be playing with great intensity. We just have to play with more.
Aug. 30 Middleton 49, Beloit Memorial 0 Beloit Memorial ................. 0 0 0 0 0 Middleton .................... 14 14 14 7 49 Mid Alex Leahy, 12, run (Derek Rongstad kick) Mid Adam Frye, 19, run (Rongstad kick) Mid Leahy, 14, run (Rongstad kick) Mid Frye, 3, pass from Kasey Miller (Rongstad kick) Mid Frye, 17, run (Rongstad kick) Mid Cam Maly, 8, run (Rongstad kick) Mid Calvin Geppert, 32, run (Declan Whinnery kick)

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TEAM STATISTICS First downs BM 5, Mid 18. Rushing (AttYds) BM 22-71, Mid 33-263. Passing yards BM 7, Mid 195. Passing (Att.-Comp.-Int.) BM 16-3-1, Mid 24-15-0. Total plays-yards BM 3878, Mid 57-458. Fumbles-lost BM 1-0, Mid 10. Penalties-yards BM 7-53, Mid 85-45.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing: BM Denzel Barnes 11-29. Mid Alex Leahy 12-109, Adam Frye 6-64. Passing: BM Barnes 16-3-1-7. Mid Miller 21-12-0158. Receiving: BM Taylor Williams 1-4. Mid Demond Hill 5-96.

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But the Cardinals return every other key cog. Senior Andy Keeler was a firstteam all-conference selection a year ago. Keeler is entering his third varsity season and should be poised for a huge final season. Andy is a dynamic player on both offense and defense, White said.He is not the tallest or most intimidating player, but he has a toolbox worth of shots on the outside.He is a leader on and off the court. Well count on Andys serve to be a weapon. Senior libero Colin Gloudemans was a second-team all-Big Eight selection last season after leading Middleton in digs and passing average. Gloudemans, entering his third varsity season, might also play some outside hitter this year. He is talented and has the ability to play multiple positions, White said of Gloudemans. He too has a lot of experience playing and we will look for him to be a leader on the team. Senior Connor Zimmick was a second-team all-conference setter last year. The 6-foot-6 Zimmick also returns for his third varsity season and hopes to make it his best. Connor is a big block and its nice to have that option in the front row, White said. Hes also a very solid server and a competitive player. Senior outside hitter Alex Klubertanz and senior setter Robbie Drachenberg were both honorable mention all-conference picks last year. Alex has the ability to hit the ball with a lot of force on the outside, White said. When he is on, Alex is tough to stop.My goal for Alex is to keep that light switch on longer this year. Robbie and Connor ran the show last year. I dont know if one of them will step up and we run a 5-1 offense with one setter, or continue with the two-setter approach. Robbie plays a little better defense, has improved his blocking ability and his serve. Senior middle blocker Noah Kern is back for a third season. Senior middle blocker Jason Arora and junior outside hitter James Caldwell are two more returnees expected to play key roles. Junior outside hitter/middle blocker Ian Hokanson could develop into one of the Cardinals standouts. The 6foot-5 Hokanson first came out for volleyball in 2012, but has the size and athleticism to become a force. Ian came out for volleyball last year and is still learning the game, White said. But his athletic ability cannot be denied. He is a little behind

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everyone else right now, but I would imagine by October that he can contribute to this team in a big way. Senior outside hitter/defensive specialist Logan Smith is someone White is extremely high on. And juniors Nolan Schoonveld, Derek Kalvin and Andrew Gardner are all gifted players looking to crack the rotation. Middleton is an overwhelming favorite to win the league for the seventh time in eight years. The Cardinals will also aim to get back to state for the first time since 2009. This appears to be a group that can accomplish anything it wants. The key, of course, is turning potential into production.

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No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 Name Matt Ash Logan Smith Andy Keeler Jason Arora Nolan Schoonveld James Caldwell Alex Klubertanz Colin Gloudemans Michael Padrutt Robbie Drachenberg Connor Zimmick Noah Wong Derek Kalvin Noah Kern Andrew Gardner Ian Hokanson Height 59 60 60 61 63 64 63 63 60 62 66 64 62 65 63 65 Pos. DS OH OH MB OH OH OH OH S S S MB S MB MB OH Year 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 11 11

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I feel like we are a little ahead of the game compared to last year, White said. We have experience, but that doesnt mean a whole heck of a lot if you cannot play the game as a team. We have a whole bunch of depth. We have players that can play multiple positions at a higher level.Practice should be intense every single day. Ill say this, the players will determine who starts by their effort and level of play every day. It will be my job to put in the lineup and make sure we are maximizing our abilities.

Ben White Middleton coach

Head Coach: Ben White Assistant Coach: Frank LaBoda Assistant Coach: Justin Haack Volunteer Coach: Michael Lopez

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Docter, Andrew David, 18, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/20/2012, Underage Consume/Possess Alcoholic Beverages, $177.00 Donofrio, John J, 51, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/11/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Drake, Michael D, 42, Waunakee, WI 53597, 11/20/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $139.20 Ebrecht, Richard W, 43, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/06/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Elder, Spencer Joseph, 22, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/27/2012, Disorderly Conduct, $240.00 Emmenegger, Thomas E, 29, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/19/2012, Prohibited Noise Disturbance, $177.00 Endres, Terry A, 56, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/11/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Fike, Gordon M, 74, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/30/2012, Seatbelt Required Oper/Pass, $10.00 Finger, Leigh E, 19, Madison, WI 53704, 12/27/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Foellmi, Steven R, 49, Madison, WI 53711, 09/07/2012, No Drivers License on Person, $114.00 Foellmi, Steven R, 49, Madison, WI 53711, 09/07/2012, Non Registration, $0.00 Foellmi, Steven R, 49, Madison, WI 53711, 09/07/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $0.00 Fuller, Anna C, 26, Madison, WI 53704, 11/20/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Galle, Melanie Ruth, 37, Middleton, WI 53562, 01/04/2013, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00 Galloway, Tuvarde Lewis, 28, Madison, WI 53711, 12/30/2012, Display Unauthorized Registration Plates/Tags, $151.80 Galloway, Tuvarde Lewis, 28, Madison, WI 53711, 12/30/2012, VehiRegistration cle Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Galloway, Tuvarde Lewis, 28, Madison, WI 53711, 12/30/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Gassen, Logan K, 23, Madison, WI 53704, 12/09/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $139.20 Gates, Melvin, 22, Madison, WI 53704, 12/29/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Gates, Melvin, 22, Madison, WI 53704, 12/29/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Gates, Melvin, 22, Madison, WI 53704, 12/29/2012, Display Unauthorized Registration Plates/Tags, $151.80 Gehin, Bryan C, 39, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/29/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $139.20 Gehin, Bryan C, 39, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/29/2012, Operating after revocation, $114.00 Gernert, Glenn Lorie, 59, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/25/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Gierhart, Ruth A, 74, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/30/2012, FTS/Improper Stop at Stop Sign, $88.80 Golden, Darius Joseph, 21, Madison, WI 53705, 11/28/2012, Operating While Intoxicated, $731.00 Graville, Shain E, 29, Madison, WI 53704, 01/01/2013, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Graville, Shain E, 29, Madison, WI 53704 s, 01/01/2013, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Green, Lydia Lowe, 29, Nashville, TN 37211, 12/17/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Guevara, Cirilo L, 28, Madison, WI 53713, 12/06/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00 Guevara, Cirilo L, 28, Madison, WI 53713, 12/06/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Haagmans, Willem, 41, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/29/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Hach, Matthew John, 20, Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578, 12/28/2012, Improper turn on Red, $88.80

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Halleran, Trevor Michael, 20, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/22/2012, Underage Consume/Possess Alcoholic Beverages, $177.00 Hanson, Amy Renee, 32, Minneapolis, MN 55416, 11/24/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Hendrickson, Stephen D, 39, Madison, WI 53704, 12/24/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Hendrickson, Stephen D, 39, Madison, WI 53704, 12/24/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Hendrickson, Stephen D, 39, Madison, WI 53704, 12/24/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Henke, Carley Jane, 19, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/18/2012, Inattentive Driving, $101.40 Hering, Ryan G, 22, Black Earth, WI 53515, 12/31/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Hernandez, Josue, 18, Chaparral, NM 88081, 01/02/2013, Disorderly Conduct, $240.00 Higgins, James Patrick, 26, Madison, WI 53719, 12/18/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Ho, Jack Y, 26, Verona, WI 53593, 12/27/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Holthaus, Terri Lynn, 36, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/19/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Houg, Julie May, 50, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/14/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Hurd, Benjamin Nash, 45, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/14/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Ingram, Timothy I, 44, Madison, WI 53713, 06/29/2012, Receiving Stolen Property, $264.00 Irick Frazier, Fawn R, 45, Madison, WI 53714 1346, 01/01/2013, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Irick Frazier, Fawn R, 45, Madison, WI 53714 1346, 01/01/2013, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Irick Frazier, Fawn R, 45, Madison, WI 53714 1346, 01/01/2013, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Jackson, Canarra Harte, 19, Madison, WI 53713, 12/12/2012, Fraud Taxicab/Bus Driver, $114.00 Jacobs, Jeffery J JR, 24, Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578, 12/19/2012, FYR while Making Left Turn, $88.80 Jollie, William H, 45, Cross Plains, WI 53528, 12/17/2012, Non Registration, $0.00 Jollie, William H, 45, Cross Plains, WI 53528, 12/17/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Jones, Barbara A, 51, Muscoda, WI 53573, 12/18/2012, Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control, $126.60 Jones, Barbara A, 51, Muscoda, WI 53573, 12/18/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Jones, Timothy Lee, 24, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/26/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Kaap, Michael J, 29, Madison, WI 53711, 11/26/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $0.00 Kaap, Michael J, 29, Madison, WI 53711, 11/26/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $0.00 Karels, Kraig J, 36, Madison, WI 53704, 12/07/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Karels, Kraig J, 36, Madison, WI 53704, 12/07/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Kendall, Suzanne, 62, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/12/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Kendall, Suzanne, 62, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/12/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Kinney, Alan A, 29, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/15/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Kirkpatrick, Rumont T, 35, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/09/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Kirkpatrick, Rumont T, 35, Middle-

ton, WI 53562, 11/09/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Kirkpatrick, Rumont T, 35, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/09/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Klyve-Underkofler, Storm Gabriel, 18, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/20/2012, Underage Procure/Attempt Alcoholic Beverages, $177.00 Klyve-Underkofler, Storm Gabriel, 18, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/20/2012, Resisting or Obstructing Officer, $177.00 Koistinen, Austin Lee, 18, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/20/2012, Resisting or Obstructing Officer, $177.00 Koistinen, Austin Lee, 18, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/20/2012, Underage Consume/Possess Alcoholic Beverages, $177.00 Komar, Stacy L, 29, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/17/2012, Auto Following Too Closely, $114.00 Krajewski, Christopher A, 23, Chula Vista, CA 91911, 11/10/2012, Operating While Intoxicated, $731.00 Krajewski, Christopher A, 23, Chula Vista, CA 91911, 11/10/2012, Operating With/PAC .08-.099, $0.00 Krajewski, Christopher A, 23, Chula Vista, CA 91911, 11/10/2012, Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control, $126.60 Lalley, Daniel J, 34, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/28/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Larson, Sarah J, 34, Baraboo, WI 53913, 12/15/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Lenz, Allison Rae, 26, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/29/2012, Prohibited Noise Disturbance, $177.00 Lewandowski, Ann Marie, 29, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/26/2012, FYR From Stop Sign, $88.80 Lima Valerio, Justino, 30, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/28/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Lima Valerio, Justino, 30, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/28/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Lindquist, Kent W, 47, Hartland, WI 53029, 12/11/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.00 Lovely, Alisia E, 35, Madison, WI 53719, 12/18/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Lovely, Alisia E, 35, Madison, WI 53719, 12/18/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Lund, James Edward, 22, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/06/2012, Obstructing Traffic, $88.80 Macleod, Penny S, 46, Richland Center, WI 53581, 11/25/2012, Failure to Stop For Flashing Red Signal, $88.80 Maheo, Christopher Austin, 24, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/12/2012, Inattentive Driving, $101.40 Maheo, Christopher Austin, 24, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/12/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Mallett Jr, Phillip D, 26, Middleton, WI 53713, 12/26/2012, Disorderly Conduct, $114.00 Mallett Jr, Phillip D, 26, Middleton, WI 53713, 12/22/2012, Obstructing Traffic, $88.80 Mallett Jr, Phillip D, 26, Middleton, WI 53713, 12/22/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $0.00 Maravelias, Christos T, 39, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/15/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.00 Martinez-Lara, Daniel, 28, Windsor, WI 53598, 12/31/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Mcdowell, Meghan L, 28, Mount Horeb, WI 53572, 12/15/2012, Non Registration, $0.00 Meinholz, Andrew K, 19, Cross Plains, WI 53528, 12/29/2012, Improper Left Turn, $88.80 Michell, Antonio M, 27, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/08/2012, Disorderly Conduct, $240.00 Mickelson, Joan M, 37, Mazomanie, WI 53560, 12/14/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80

Mickelson, Joan M, 37, Mazomanie, WI 53560, 12/14/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Mitchell, Javonae Arianna, 18, Madison, WI 53704, 11/25/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Montes Ocotl, Miguel, 36, Fitchburg, WI 53713, 01/01/2013, Operating w/o a Valid Drivers License, $114.00 Morgan, Eric M, 38, Madison, WI 53704, 12/15/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Morgan, Eric M, 38, Madison, WI 53704, 12/15/2012, Traffic Control Signal Violation red, $88.80 Morgan, William J, 57, Cross Plains, WI 53528, 12/27/2012, Traffic Control Signal Violation red, $88.80 Mustacci, Anthony C, 39, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/14/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Narowetz, Todd N, 57, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/03/2012, Display Unauthorized Registration Plates/Tags, $151.80 Neal, Joey Tyrone, 32, Madison, WI 53704, 12/16/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Neal, Joey Tyrone, 32, Madison, WI 53704, 12/16/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Neal, Joey Tyrone, 32, Madison, WI 53704, 12/16/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Neal, Joey Tyrone, 32, Madison, WI 53704, 12/16/2012, Display Unauthorized Registration Plates/Tags, $151.80 Neumaier, Michael J, 40, Sauk City, WI 53583, 12/29/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Neumaier, Michael J, 40, Sauk City, WI 53583, 12/29/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Nordeng, Diana J, 63, Brodhead, WI 53520, 12/19/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 O Drobinak, Robert D, 79, Madison, WI 53705, 01/04/2013, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Olson, Tanya M, 29, Oregon, WI 53575, 01/01/2013, Intoxicant In Motor Vehicle Transport Open, $177.00 Olson, Tanya M, 29, Oregon, WI 53575, 01/01/2013, Failure to Stop For Flashing Red Signal, $88.80 Olson, Tanya M, 29, Oregon, WI 53575, 01/01/2013, Operating after revocation, $114.00 Oskin, Michael A, 33, Skokie, IL 60076, 12/05/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Ou, Jun Zhi, 25, Madison, WI 53719, 12/24/2012, Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control, $126.60 Palacios, Florentino Genaro, 42, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/26/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Parisi, Joshua Elmer, 32, Stoughton, WI 53589, 12/21/2012, Obstructing Traffic, $114.00 Petersen, Robert J, 56, Waunakee, WI 53597, 11/29/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00 Peterson, David J, 27, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/14/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Pickett, Margaret A, 57, Reedsburg, WI 53959, 12/30/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.88 Pillow, Bradford H, 52, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/04/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Pulley, Taylen J, 22, Dane, WI 53529, 12/27/2012, Disorderly Conduct, $240.00 Pulley, Taylen J, 22, Dane, WI 53529, 12/27/2012, Resisting or Obstructing Officer, $429.00 Quan, Shaoping, 39, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/22/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Quintero Villa, Alicia C, 34, Madison, WI 53711, 11/29/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $0.00 Quintero Villa, Alicia C, 34, Madison, WI 53711, 11/29/2012, Non Registration, $0.00 Ramamurthy, Keshavamurthy, 67, Glendale, WI 53209, 11/18/2012, Ex-

ceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Ray, Josh M, 27, Verona, WI 53593, 12/08/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Rende, Ryne J, 23, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/14/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Rimmer, Patricia A, 30, Fall River, WI 53932, 09/17/2012, Unlicensed Sellers/Solicitors, $88.80 Rimmer, Patricia A, 30, Fall River, WI 53932, 09/17/2012, No Drivers License on Person, $88.80 Rios, Javier J, 38, Stoughton, WI 53589, 11/27/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Ripp, Mike D, 24, Dane, WI 53529, 11/30/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Rista, Petraq, 68, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/26/2012, FYR while Making Left Turn, $145.50 Roberts, Jeffrey S, 41, Reedsburg, WI 53959, 12/15/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Roll, Jessamyn Edna, 19, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/17/2012, Obstructing Traffic, $88.80 Roll, Jessamyn Edna, 19, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/17/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $0.00 Ruppert, Joshua P, 18, Cross Plains, WI 53528, 11/19/2012, Disorderly Conduct, $240.00 Sanchez-Cortes, Gloria Nayeli, 19, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/29/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Sanchez-Cortes, Gloria Nayeli, 19, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/29/2012, Operating w/o a Valid Drivers License, $114.00 Sanchez-Cortes, Gloria Nayeli, 19, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/29/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Santiago, Ruben, 57, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/16/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Satran, Joy M, 54, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/17/2012, Non Registration, $0.00 Satran, Joy M, 54, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/17/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $0.00 Scott, Sheryl Sue, 29, Cross Plains, WI 53528, 12/15/2012, Non Registration, $0.00 Seifert, Laurie M, 61, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/06/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Sheeks, Michael Bradley, 51, Robbinsdale, MN 55422, 12/08/2012, FYR when Emerging From Alley, $88.80 Shivers, Jason Paul, 32, Morrow, OH 45152, 12/28/2012, Unsafe or improper turn at private road/drive, $88.80 Sibinovic, Suzana, 31, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/30/2012, Operating While Intoxicated, $731.00 Sibinovic, Suzana, 31, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/30/2012, Operating With/PAC .08-.099, $0.00 Skripka, David V, 42, Brooklyn, WI 53521, 12/31/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Slavens, Eric C, 25, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/23/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $0.00 Slesarev, Sergy Nikolaevich, 53, Madison, WI 53719, 12/19/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Souza, Joshua Raymond, 31, Madison, WI 53704, 11/29/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Souza, Joshua Raymond, 31, Madison, WI 53704, 11/29/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Spaeni, Melissa Renee, 35, Madison, WI 53704, 07/12/2012, Receiving Stolen Property, $0.00 Springman, Christopher D, 25, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/19/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Stahl Auerbach, Deborah J, 54, Middleton, WI 53562, 06/01/2012, Non Registration, $0.00 Stanford Lewis, Sherry K, 47, CotSee COURT, page 21

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tage Grove, WI 53527, 12/15/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Stenehjem, Jolynn A, 41, Madison, WI 53705, 11/09/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00 Stevens, Bradley T, 46, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/25/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Studesville, Michael L, 31, Madison, WI 53719, 01/01/2013, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00 Studesville, Michael L, 31, Madison, WI 53719, 01/01/2013, Operating w/o a Valid Drivers License, $114.00 Suchomel, Brittany Ann, 23, Madison, WI 53704, 11/29/2012, Display Unauthorized Registration Plates/Tags, $151.80 Suchomel, Brittany Ann, 23, Madison, WI 53704, 11/29/2012, Viol of child safety restraint requirements, $63.60 Suchomel, Brittany Ann, 23, Madison, WI 53704, 11/29/2012, Viol of child safety restraint requirements, $63.60 Suchomel, Brittany Ann, 23, Madison, WI 53704, 11/29/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Summerlott, Jason J, 29, Madison, WI 53719 2282, 01/05/2013, Non Registration, $88.80 Taggart, Susan M, 66, Sauk City, WI 53583, 12/11/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Tarczynski, Nicolas C, 35, Madison, WI 53719, 10/28/2012, Disorderly Conduct, $240.00 Tarczynski, Nicolas C, 35, Madi-

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son, WI 53719, 10/28/2012, Fraud Taxicab/Bus Driver, $114.00 Tate, Sara J, 35, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/18/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Teapila, Fernando Cuahuizo, 36, Madison, WI 53704, 10/31/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Teapila, Fernando Cuahuizo, 36, Madison, WI 53704, 10/31/2012, Obstructing Traffic, $88.80 Teapila, Fernando Cuahuizo, 36, Madison, WI 53704, 10/31/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $0.00 Templin, Ervin G, 71, Waunakee, WI 53597, 11/19/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Thill, Phill, 65, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/10/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Thomas-Shaw, Nicholas David, 22, Madison, WI 53703, 12/19/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Thomas-Shaw, Nicholas David, 22, Madison, WI 53703, 12/19/2012, Criminal Trespass To Land, $114.00 Thompson, Jason E, 37, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/27/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Thompson, Jason E, 37, Middleton, WI 53562, 11/27/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Thompson, Michael D, 43, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/15/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Thompson, Michael D, 43, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/15/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $114.00 Thompson, Sara M, 35, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/11/2012, Exceeding

Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Valle, Andrea, 24, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/28/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Valle, Andrea, 24, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/28/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00 Varnes, Kevin T, 41, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/24/2012, Prohibited Noise Disturbance, $177.00 Vranak, Gloria A, 43, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/10/2012, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Walz, Alli Jean, 21, Stoughton, WI 53589, 01/01/2013, Intoxicant In Motor Vehicle Driver Drink, $114.00 Walz, Andrew J, 30, Onalaska, WI 54650, 11/30/2012, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80 Watson, J Kate, 36, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/13/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Webb, Devon A, 22, Lodi, WI 53555, 11/23/2012, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $88.80 Weiler, Lorin L, 46, Waunakee, WI 53597, 12/14/2012, Non Registration, $0.00 Wells, Daniel L, 30, Mazomanie, WI 53560, 01/04/2013, Obstructing Traffic, $88.80 Westfall, Courtney Jo, 38, Madison, WI 53719, 12/22/2012, Retail Theft/ Shoplifting, $681.00 Whitelaw, Kamille Donetta, 29, Madison, WI 53704, 12/15/2012, Operating while Suspended, $114.00 Whitelaw, Kamille Donetta, 29, Madison, WI 53704, 12/15/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00

Whitelaw, Kamille Donetta, 29, Madison, WI 53704, 12/15/2012, FYR while Making Left Turn, $88.80 Wood, Dylan Matthew, 22, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/13/2012, Non Registration, $88.80 Wood, Dylan Matthew, 22, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/13/2012, Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00 Workowski, Kya Dane, 38, Viola, WI 54664, 12/31/2012, Exceeding

Zones and Posted Limits, $88.80 Zapata, Rogelio, 41, Madison, WI 53711, 12/28/2012, Operating w/o a Valid Drivers License, $114.00 Ziegler, Leo A, 76, Middleton, WI 53562, 12/23/2012, Sexual Assault 4th Degree, $366.00 Zimprich, Ciara Autumn, 34, Cottage Grove, WI 53527., 12/15/2012, Motor vehicle liability insurance required, $10.00.

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