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OWI patrol tops last years
Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor
Its never a good idea to
drive drunk, but it would
be a particularly unwise
here Saturday night.
Thats when Veronas
main streets will be teem-
ing with police as it hosts
its second high-visibility
OWI patrol, an even big-
ger and more visible event
than last years.
The first event, also in
September, was consid-
ered a resounding success
despite not featuring any
gaudy numbers for arrests.
Thats because the goal
of the Capital Area OWI
Task Force is prevention
and attention, to make peo-
ple think twice before driv-
ing impaired.
Its the brainchild of De
Forest police Lt. Dan Fur-
seth, whose department has
been running smaller-scale
patrols using only De For-
est police for years. Last
year, he brought the idea to
other municipalities around
the county, and Verona
was one of six departments
to join the effort.
This year, with a big-
ger grant and an earlier
start, Furseth had hoped
to line up two patrols per
department and a few more
municipalities. He got the
old Meg
left, was part
of a seven-
rescue crew
that patrolled
Lake Monona
Sept. 8
during the
Photos submitted
Young diver watches over triathletes
Seth Jovaag
Unifed Newspaper Group
Meg Zi egel bauer i s
only 12 years old, but this
month she welcomed a
responsibility many adults
might avoid.
Ziegelbauer, a seventh-
grader at Savanna Oaks
Middle School, was one of
seven trained rescue divers
chosen to watch over the
roughly 2,900 athletes who
plunged into Lake Monona
on Sept. 8 to kick off the
Ironman Wisconsin triath-
Donning a wetsuit and
with scuba gear at-the-
ready, the Verona resident
helped patrol the lake in a
motor boat, watching and
waiting in case any swim-
mers struggled.
Fortunately, the team
didnt need to make any
We didnt even get in
the water, thankfully, she
But Ziegelbauer said she
was prepared if something
had gone wrong.
She began swimming at
age 2, got her first snor-
kel at age 4 and first tried
scuba diving with her dad,
Greg, at age 8.
She was hooked on it
from there on out, said
Greg Ziegelbauer, a former
After the
Family raises $17K and
counting for diabetes cure
victoria vliSideS
Unifed Newspaper Group
A little more than two
years ago, Joanne Rash
choked back tears trying to
explain how her 6-year-old
son dealt with juvenile dia-
The Verona family was
shocked when Henry Gabri-
elski was diagnosed at the
age of 5, but that shock rap-
idly transformed into activ-
T h r o u g h J u v e n i l e
Diabetes Research Fund
events they've raised nearly
$17,000 since 2010. Rash,
Henry, now 9, father Jesse
and younger brother Elliot
Gabrielski will continue
to fundraise for a cure this
weekend, too.
Along with being vol-
unteer mentors for other
families, they walk in the
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabe-
tes in Madison each year,
including this year's event
his ninth
birthday in
July. He was
with Type
1 diabetes
when he
was 5. Since
the fam-
ily has tire-
lessly raised
money for a
Photo submitted
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Turn to OWI/Page 12
Turn to Diver/Page 2
Verona Area School District
High marks nice, but
of limited value
Scott girard
Unifed Newspaper Group
Wh e n t h e Wi s c o n -
sin Department of Public
Instruction released the
first district report cards
publicly last Tuesday, the
Verona Area School Dis-
trict was one of 133 to
receive an overall grade in
the Exceeds Expectations
Mor e i mpor t ant l y t o
VASD director of instruc-
tion Donna Behn, neither
the district nor any of the
schools within it fell below
the Meets Expectations
I think it was very posi-
tive, she said of the report
But superintendent Dean
Gorrell cautioned that test-
ing only shows a snapshot
of student development and
Turn to DPI/Page 12
Catching up City of Verona
Progress 2013
What have Verona area businesses been up to
over the past year?
Find out in the annual Verona Progress inside this issue.
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Verona firefighter from
2000 to 2011.
Greg served as a res-
cue diver for Ironman in
2011, but a back surgery
caused him to pull out last
year. He reserved a spot on
this years crew, however.
When Meg turned 12, she
was eligible to take a two-
day certification course
required of crew members.
Greg gave her his spot on
the crew which has other
members all over 30 years
Meg said she practices
diving about once a month
wi t h Madi son Scuba, a
group that swims and offers
lessons in Sun Prairie. The
other six crew members
practice with Madison Scu-
ba, too.
Theyve been extremely
nice to me, Meg said.
On race day, Meg woke
up at 3 a.m. and arrived at
Lake Monona just after 4
a.m. The crew launched
their boats an hour before
the 7 a.m. start time.
She said about 40 kayak-
ers, 20 boaters and maybe
15 paddle boarders also
hel ped keep an eye on
swimmers. Only one swim-
mer needed help getting to
a boat after pulling out of
the race.
The race itself was real-
ly cool to watch, she said.
You could barely see a
head come up, youd just
see all these arms.
Meg hopes to earn a mas-
ter-level diving certification
when shes eligible at age
18, and beyond that, she
aspires to become a Navy
I like helping people
out and it just fits with
my area of interest, she
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Ziegelbauer, a seventh-grader at Savanna Oaks Middle School, was one of seven trained rescue divers
chosen to watch over the roughly 2,900 athletes who plunged into Lake Monona on Sept. 8 to kick off
the Ironman Wisconsin triathlon.
Diver: Hoping to someday become Navy Seal
Continued from page 1
Photo by Scott De Laruelle
Sock! I mean, bingo!
It was Sock Bingo time once again last Thursday at the Verona Area Senior Center, where participants donated pairs of socks to the
Verona Area Needs Network in exchange for a couple bingo cards.
Verona Road
State hosts open house to update on construction, traffic
An open house meeting will be
held to discuss this years construc-
tion projects and traffic impacts on
Verona Road Seminole Highway
bridge, and surrounding areas.
The meeting will be from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at
the City of Fitchburg Fire Station
No. 2, 5415 King James Way.
Maps and exhibits showing the
proposed improvements will be on
WisDOT representatives will be
available to discuss the project on
an individual basis.
Stay involved and informed
with the project website, veronar-, or by searching
for Verona Road project on Face-
Town of Verona
Wright completes
clerk institute
Town of Verona clerk/
treasurer John Wright was
among 96 graduates of the
University of Wisconsin
Green Bays Clerks/Trea-
surers Insti-
t u t e t h i s
Wr i g h t
began serv-
ing as the
s ur e r f or
t h e t o wn
just over a
year ago.
Wright previously worked
as the deputy clerk for the
Town of New Glarus from
This training institute is
one of the largest programs
in the United States and
has received awards and
recognition nationally and
internationally, according
to a news release from the
Each summer munici-
pal clerks, treasurers and
other officials participate
in a week of continuing
education training courses.
The institute is designed to
advance the professional
development of local gov-
ernment officials in Wis-
consin. The course work
focuses on the development
of technical skills, learning
state statutes and regula-
tions, administrative knowl-
edge, leadership, and finan-
cial management.
Local government offi-
cials completing the three-
year sequence of programs
earn all of the education
points needed for national
certification, with addi-
tional points earned by
experience in local gov-
ernment and participation
in other meetings and edu-
cational seminars. Offi-
cials holding the title of
both clerk and treasurer
are eligible to receive both
the clerks and treasurers
certification by complet-
ing a fourth year at the
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Forum on park/ride upgrade
mark ignatowSki
Unifed Newspaper Group
Ver ona r esi dent s ar e
asked to weigh in on plans
for expanding the Verona
park and ride lot near U.S.
Hwy. 18/151 and the Mili-
tary Ridge State Trail.
The meet i ng, host ed
by the Wisconsin Depart-
ment of Transportation,
takes place from 4:30-6
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at
the Verona Senior Center.
Wisconsin Department of
Transportation represen-
tatives will be available
to discuss the proposed
improvement on an individ-
ual basis. There will not be
a formal presentation.
The Ci t y of Ver ona
revi ewed si mi l ar pl ans
nearly two years ago and
eventually signed a main-
tenance agreement for it
despite the misgivings of
some alders who worried
about the repercussions
of expanding the lot. The
plans include a shelter, add-
ed parking, resurfacing, a
connecting bike path and a
bike rack.
Project manager David
Layton told the Press the
upgrade was sparked by a
plan to add public transit
facilities near the lot.
Th e ma i n f a c i l i t y
improvement will be the
construction of bus stops
on Verona Avenue, Layton
A cr osswal k wi l l be
installed at the Verona Ave-
nue and Old PB intersec-
That will connect with
a path that will run along
the south side of Verona
Avenue over to the park and
ride lot, Layton said.
It will also be accessible
t o t he pedest ri an/ bi cy-
cle underpass the county
fixed up five years ago for
The crosswalk and under-
pass will provide access to
the bus stop on the north
side of Verona Avenue and
a shelter on the south side,
Layton said. The lot itself
will be increased to accom-
modate about 114 stalls, up
from its current 78, Layton
Residents are encour-
aged to attend the meeting,
provide input and ask ques-
tions concerning this proj-
ect, the WisDOT said in a
news release. Maps show-
ing the proposed improve-
ments will be on display.
Construction is scheduled
for late 2014 or 2015.
Residents who are unable
to attend the meeting, or
would like more informa-
tion, can contact David
Layton at 246-3821.
Wr i t t e n c o mme n t s
regarding the project can
be mailed to David Layton,
2101 Wright St., Madison,
WI 53704.
If you go
What: Military Ridge
State Trail park and ride
improvement meeting
When: 4-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Where: Verona Senior
Info: 246-3821
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking feedback from residents about plans to
increase and improve the park and ride lot near the Military Ridge State Trail. The plan includes adding
bus stops along Verona Avenue.
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The 2013 Verona Area High School Homecoming Court, front, from left: Elizabeth Borgwardt, Olivia
Latimer, Abigail Ludwig, Katherine Ludwig, Alexandra Richardson, Tatum Teskey (not pictured
Gabriella Hegge); back: Jack Childers, Samuel Douglass, Bretton Jaggi, Logan Postweiler, John
Tackett, Taylor Watzke, John Yang.
Verona prepares for homecoming
Verona Area High School
will hold its annual home-
coming festivities next week
beginning Monday, Sept.
30, and concluding with the
dance Saturday night.
The week will include
t hemed dress-up days,
including a Superhero Day
Monday and a Class Color
Day Thursday.
The Homecoming Parade
will take place Friday at
4:15 p.m. with the football
game against Janesville
Parker to follow. It begins
on North Main Street at the
entrance to the high school,
and the road is closed dur-
ing the parade all the way
past Verona Avenue.
The dance, which costs
$8, will be Saturday night
from 8-11 p.m. in the gym.
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he worlds loudest librarian
happens to be the Verona
Public Librarys director.
Having played rock music
(mostly bass guitar) for 22 years
has taken a toll on my hearing,
as did being a petulant teenager
armed with a cassette Walkman
whose volume setting might
as well have
been labeled
(which also
prevented my
ment of hav-
ing parents for
at least three
ly, I am half-deaf. Im a glass is
half-full kind of guy, though, so
I prefer referring to my hearing
loss as having become immune
to whispering. My whisper-proof
superpower rubs off on how the
library is run, and consequently,
why it was awarded the 2013
Wisconsin Library of the Year.
Just like any superpower, a
whisper-proof superpower has
one major weakness, shushing. I
believe that shushing is the kryp-
tonite of a successful library. If
youve been to the Verona Public
Library youll know its not a
quiet place.
Whats exciting about being
quiet? Quiet is relaxing, sure;
calming, you bet; allows concen-
tration, no argument there; but
Ive never found it to be exciting.
So Ive always thought, whats
wrong with libraries being excit-
ing? After all, half of our mission
as a profession is to teach and
promote literacy skills to chil-
dren. What child do you know
who is quiet, especially when
If we want kids to be excited
about reading, we have to pro-
vide environments that allow
excitement, or better yet promote
In Verona, that is what we have
done. Weve made the library a
fun, exciting, and vibrant place.
Going down the toddler slide
in the childrens area provides an
atmosphere to link that endorphin
rush to books early on. Linking
books and reading to fun and
excitement is reinforced by the
outstanding story times provided
by the youth services librarians,
or by the array of programs the
library provides including the
annual Library Sleepover.
And lets not forget the castle
in the library. Reading in a castle
is a dream come true for many
Making the library exciting
doesnt have to be only for kids.
Weve found it works just as well
with adults.
Providing National Endowment
for the Humanities grant-funded
exhibits, music performances,
computer instruction, art exhibits
and dinosaur skeletons to the
community are loud and bold
statements that excite the kid in
all of us to come to the library.
Topics ranging from the African-
American history of baseball to
the November 2013 program,
Lincoln: The Constitution and
the Civil War, bring energy and
livelihood to the library.
From these programs, adults in
our community are remembering
or learning for the first time, how
learning and reading can be fun.
After all, its difficult to not have
fun playing or watching an his-
toric baseball game with 1870s
I encourage the library staff
to dream, to explore, and to
ultimately have fun within the
guidelines of our mission. They
carry that forward to the public
we serve.
While we have places in the
library to escape the din and
excitement, thats not why we
were awarded the 2013 Library
of the Year. That distinction
came from shedding the ste-
reotype of the librarian as the
silence-enforcing villain and the
stereotype of the library as being
a warehouse of old knowledge.
Instead, the library, like its
director, is a place that isnt
afraid to make some noise. The
library values innovation, discus-
sion, and a rock n roll attitude
making the library a place where
education and enrichment with
books and beyond are fun for
kids and adults.
Brian Simons has been the
director of the Verona Public
Library since 2008.
Peace and quiet are
a librarys kryptonite
Community Voices
Letter to the editor
Free speech isnt always without consequence
The story about the disgruntled
Cahoots patron charged with dis-
orderly conduct may have two
sides. But when one side is put out
there for the world to read, com-
ments and criticism are sure to
follow because, as was stated by
the letter writer, we all have first
amendment rights.
The difference between one
persons rights and anothers is a
matter of perception and how we
constructively use those rights.
They can be used speaking kind or
constructive words, to say nothing
at all, or to make comments which
are extremely offensive, out of
line, and lacking in respect.
Two adages come to mind:
Think before you speak and If
you have nothing nice to say, say
nothing at all.
Here are a few things most sen-
sible people know:
Police make their presence
known by visiting local establish-
ments. Bars probably get the most
attention because liquor is served,
and rightly so. Intoxicated people
put everyone in danger; if a police-
man entering a bar results in one
less drunk on the road, then thats
a good thing.
A man of the people or a man
speaking up for the people (which
the letter writer claimed to be) does
not make a comment like, Looks
like the Nazis are leaving. I
dont want to be represented by
someone that is foul-mouthed and
disrespectful. Sometimes less is
more when it comes to the words
we speak.
Im glad the police didnt just
walk away and ignore the rude
remarks. Since a wise and sober
person wouldnt compare the
police to Nazis, one might sur-
mise that maybe a little too much
alcohol was involved.....although
thats no excuse for what was said.
The 1st Amendment doesnt
relieve anyone of responsibil-
ity or consequences for what they
say. You cant yell FIRE! in a
crowded theater, I have a gun in
my carry-on at airport security, or
Looks like the Nazis are leaving
and NOT expect there might be
I, for one, am glad that our police
make visits to local stores, restau-
rants, and bars, patrol the streets
of Verona, and interact with resi-
dents. Their presence makes this
community safer for all who live
here, and my comment to those
who protect and serve is, Keep up
the good work!
Beth Burke
City of Verona
New council members leave a lot to be desired
Ive had occasion in the past
weeks to talk with many of my
fellow Verona citizens and it has
become apparent that they are
in agreement with Dan Tischen-
dorf, who in the (Sept. 9) Verona
Press letters to the editor section
described the new alderpersons on
the Common Council as incompe-
tent and disrespectful.
It seems a groundswell of dis-
content is forming and several
people Ive talked to are lamenting
the fact that they did not vote in
the last municipal election.
In reference to the previous
council, one person said some-
times you dont know what youve
got until its gone. Even though the
previous aldermen didnt always
agree, they were nonpolitical and
represented their constituents well
with no specific agenda other than
the betterment of our community.
In other words, they were
knowledgeable and experienced
in matters that helped them get the
job done without perpetual delay
and discord.
Ive lived and worked in Verona
for 31 years and considering the
faction that is presently controlling
our government Im concerned for
our future. The fire department
fiasco is only a foreshadowing of
what is to come. Just wait until
decisions are made regarding the
budget and Epics TIF money.
Steven Reinen
City of Verona
Letter to the editor
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Longtime Verona High
School teacher and coun-
selor Brenda Ward will be
hosting a free informational
workshop at local libraries for
students and parents as part of
her new consulting business.
The workshop, How to
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more than 30 years in the
public school system, Ward
recorded many achievements
and is a member of several
professional counseling
Rock, paper, scissors contest back with coveted iPad prize
Rare is the opportunity
to join the hallowed ranks
of the legends of sport, but
that is exactly what awaits
people at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 29 at the Verona Pub-
lic Library.
Do you have what i t
takes to be Veronas rock-
paper-scissors champion?
A tournament featur-
ing the familiar childhood
game will be held at the
library to help raise money
for Dane County librar-
ies. The entry fee is $5,
and the winner will get an
iPad donated by TDS Tele-
com, as well as an official
proclamation from Verona
Mayor John Hochkammer.
Other prizes, such as gift
certificates to local restau-
rants, will also be given out
to competitors.
The contest is open to all
ages and is meant as a fun
way for people to compete
in the single-elimination
tournament, said Verona
Area Chamber of Com-
merce execut i ve di rec-
tor Karl Curtis, who will
emcee the competition.
Were trying to have
fun with this, he said.
Your friends will envy
you, and youll be able to
show off your new iPad.
Proceeds benefi t t he
Beyond the Page pro-
gram, a joint effort of the
Dane County Library Ser-
vice and the Madison Com-
munity Foundation to create
a permanent endowment
to support humanities pro-
gramming in Dane Coun-
tys 28 public libraries,
according to a news release.
Annual grants from the
Beyond the Page fund will
help pay for exhibitions,
lectures, author visits and
other library events county-
wide, including in Verona.
The campaign received a
$350,000 challenge grant
from the National Endow-
ment for the Humanities
that requires area librar-
ies to raise $1.4 million in
matching funds.
People can pre-register
online at veronapublicli- For more infor-
mation about the program
or the event, contact Trudy
Lorandos at 845-7180.
California cartoonist back at library
Nationally syndicated
cartoonist Leigh Rubin will
be back at the Verona Pub-
lic Library and World Dairy
E x p o i n
R u b i n s
syndi cat ed
Rubes car-
toons appear
weekl y i n
mor e t han
400 news-
papers and
media outlets
Rubin will have an exhibit
in the south foyer of the
Alliant Energy Exhibition
Hall. He will also discuss his
work and demonstrate live
cartooning during an Oct. 3
presentation at 7 p.m. at the
Verona Public Library. The
presentation is being called
A Twisted Mind is a Ter-
rible Thing to Waste.
The California cartoonist
began his cartooning career
in 1978 by establishing his
own greeting card company,
Rubes Publications. His first
cartoon collection, the popu-
lar Notable Quotes musical
cartoons, was published in
In 2009 Rubin celebrat-
ed his 25th anniversary of
Rubes with the publication
of The Wild and Twisted
World of Rubes, a best of
collection which contains
240 of his personal favorites
out of more than 9,500 car-
toons he has created.
Originally self-syndicated,
Rubes is now distributed by
Creators Syndicate. Rubes
appears in major metropoli-
tan newspapers such as the
Los Angeles Daily News,
the Toronto Sun, the Ore-
gonian, The Washington
Times, the Sacramento Bee,
The Orange County Regis-
ter, and the Rochester (N.Y.)
Democrat and Chronicle.
This year at the Expo,
Rubin will have his famous
el ect r i c hand- pai nt ed
Moosic-Man Cow Guitar
as a special booth attraction.
If you want to be a rock
and roll star you can stop by
and play it, Rubin said. He
plans to bring a small ampli-
fier to allow people to give it
a try.
Books, calendars, t-shirts
and other Rubes items will
be available for sale and
signing at the Expo booth
and the library.
Rubi n enj oys a busy
schedule giving thought-
provoking and entertain-
ing cartoon presentations at
conferences as well as for
professional organizations
around the country.
In November, he will be
one of the main presenters
at the National Toy Hall of
Fame induction and week-
end celebration in Roch-
ester, N.Y. Initial plans
for induction day include
a reveal of new, original
Rubes cartoons featuring the
new hall of fame inductees.
He said his work general-
ly pokes fun at the absur-
dity of everyday situations
and human nature.
Rubin lives in Nipomo,
Calif., with his wife, Tere-
sa, and their three sons,
Jeremy, Ryan and Andrew.
VAHS takes on Monty Python starting today
For todays generation,
SPAM conjures images of
frustrating piles of emails;
for older generations, its the
sausage-ish material from a
can. For Monty Python fans
well, lets just say now
its time for something com-
pletely different.
For those new to the
stylings of the critically
acclaimed and ever-popu-
lar British comedy group,
theres a chance for a unique
local introduction to a new
world this weekend as Vero-
na Area High School stu-
dents open their 2013-14 the-
atre season with four perfor-
mances of Monty Pythons
Spamalot. And you dont
even have to like Spam.
VAHS director of theater
Steve Nibbe said the show
is wacky, crazy, and color-
ful, and involves around
60 students, including a cast
of around 40, a dozen crew
members and 10 students
performing in the orchestra
Anyone who enj oys
Monty Python should enjoy
Spamalot, he said. I loved
the show when I saw it on
Broadway. Its very funny,
and I thought we had the kids
to produce it.
Students have been work-
ing hard on the production,
attending a two-week theater
camp last month to prepare
for the four-day run, one of
two major shows VAHS pro-
duces each year, in addition
to two smaller ones, Nibbe
There is so much to be
learned from being in the-
ater, he said. Ensemble
work, problem solving, com-
munication skills, apprecia-
tion for the arts...the list goes
on. And its fun.
Spamalot was written by
original Python member
Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
The show details the contin-
ued misadventures of char-
acters from the classic 1975
film, Monty Python and the
Holy Grail, as King Arthur
(Bryn Rourke), his steward
Patsy (Molly Kempfer) and
trusty Knights of the Round
Table Sir Lancelot (Alex
Roller), Sir Galahad (John-
nie Yang), Sir Robin (Nate
Lucas) and Sir Bedevere
(Will Schroeder) form a quest
to find Camelot.
During the journey, the
Lady of the Lake (Zoe Han-
sen), Historian (Kat Bill-
ings), Mayor (Frost White)
and Prince Herbert (Randy
Kessenich) provide some
interesting diversions. Will
they ever reach their final des-
The shows run daily from
Thursday, Sept. 26 to Sun-
day, Sept. 29 at the VAHS
Performing Arts Center, 300
Richard St. Thursday, Friday
and Saturday shows begin at
7:30 p.m., with a Sunday mat-
inee show at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $7 for children;
$12 for adults. For infor-
mation or tickets, call 845-
If you go
What: VAHS perfor-
mance of Monty Pythons
When: 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Sept. 26
through Saturday, Sept.
28; 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept.
Where: Verona Area
High School Performing
Arts Center, 300 Richard
On the web
Monty Pythons Spamalot
offcial site
Submitted artwork
One of Leigh
Rubins lat-
est cartoons
is referred
to as his
Udder car-
toon. Rubin
will talk about
Oct. 3 during
a presenta-
tion at the
Verona Public
Library. For
more infor-
September 26, 2013 The Verona Press
Musical performance
An entertaining and truly unique
afternoon awaits as musical duo
Jeanne Felix and Laurie Riss at 12:30
p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Playing the
cello and the keyboard, they will be
performing at the Verona Senior
Jeanne and Laurie will provide
background on the history of the
silent film, as well. Lunch reserva-
tions are needed by noon on Thurs-
day, Sept. 26. If you will arrange for
you to get here for this fascinating
For more information, call 845-
7471. The silent film will be The
Haunted House, starring Buster
Keaton. The film was made in 1923.
Card party
Things will get going at 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept . 29, at Ameri can
Legion Hall, 207 Legion St., Verona.
The activities will include a card par-
ty, Euchre, refreshments and prizes.
The cost is $4.
The event is sponsored by Ameri-
can Legion Auxiliary, Unit 385 in
Verona, to help sponsor a junior high
school girl attend Badger Girl State.
Animal Rescue Fundraiser
People are invited to join in the
Shelter From the Storm Animal Res-
cues third annual fall fundraiser
from 3-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5.
Tickets include food, music by the
Rodeo Bums and square dancing.
Plus horseback riding, drawings and
an auction.
Great Dane beer will be available
for purchase. Early Bird Pricing:
Adult $15; Regular pricing: Adult
$20, pair $35; kids under 10 free.
Yoga classes
Looking for a way to stay in shape
and have fun? The Verona Senior
Center (108 Paoli St.) is hosting yoga
classes at 8:45 a.m. on Fridays start-
ing Oct. 11. The class runs for eight
weeks and the cost is $35. For more
information, call the center at 845-
Fit Food for Student Athletes
The Verona Public Library is host-
ing a Fit Food For Students event
from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28.
Learn about creative, healthy and
easy snack ideas. Find out which
meals are best for your pre- and post-
workout - and when you should eat
People can register online or call
(608) 845-7180.
Star Wars reads day
On Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Verona Public Library is calling
all Star Wars fans!
Join us for this national event to
celebrate reading and Star Wars with
activities for the whole family.
Make it even more fun by coming
in costume.
This event is for all ages.
Know of a Verona event?
Are you putting on a community
event or know of one that you dont
see here?
Wed love to hear about it. Please
let us know about upcoming events
for our calendar page of the Verona
You can relay the information
through several different ways. First,
you can submit a calendar item to our
online calendar at ConnectVerona.
Second, you can shoot us an email
to Or, give
us an old fashioned call at 845-9559.
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church page
430 E. Verona Ave.
Thursday, Sept. 26
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Home Health United public flu
immunization clinic at the Verona Public Library (500
Silent Street).
Saturday, Sept. 28
1-2 p.m., Verona Public Library
Sunday, Sept. 29
1 p.m. - American Legion Card Party
Tuesday, Oct. 1
8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Red Cross blood drive,
American Family Building A, 6000 American Parkway,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Cross blood drive, East High
School, 2222 E. Washington St., Madison
3-7 p.m., Verona Farmers Market, Hometown
Junction, veronafarmersmarket
Wednesday, Oct. 2
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red Cross blood drive, Operation
Fresh Start, 1925 Winnebago St., Madison
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Red Cross blood drive, American
Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Avenue,
1-6:30 p.m., Red Cross blood drive, American Red
Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Road, Madison
Thursday, Oct. 3
7 p.m., A Twisted Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste
with Cartoonist Leigh Rubin at the Verona Public
Mirror Neurons & Why Love Engenders Love
Mirror neurons are nerve cells in the brain which fire both when
the individual acts and when the individual observes someone
else doing the action in question. They were discovered by Italian
neurophysiologists in the 1990s who were studying hand and
mouth movements in macaque monkeys. What they discovered,
almost by accident, is that the neurons controlling these move-
ments became active when the monkeys saw people picking up
food and eating. Since then, mirror neurons have been found
in many areas of the brain and it has been proposed that large
areas of the human brain may act in a similar way, explaining
why we suddenly feel happy when we see someone laughing
and smiling, or why we might flinch when we see someone trip
and fall. Perhaps this is the explanation for why emotions tend
to engender similar emotions in others and has been proposed
as the neural basis for empathy. Of course it doesnt take a brain
surgeon or a rocket scientist to know that happy people make
others happy, while angry or anxious folks make others angry or
anxious. So, we should try to be happy, be lovable, and make the
world a better place by smiling at everyone you meet.
Christopher Simon for Metro News Service
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes
the spirit.
Proverbs 15: 13
2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
Pastor Rich Johnson
8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship times
2833 Raritan Road, Fitchburg, WI
(608) 271-2811
Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m.
Verona Business Centre
535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona.
(608) 271-2811
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.
5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
Phil Haslanger
(608) 271-6633
Central: Raymond Road & Whitney
8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Worship
West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine
Mound Road, Verona
9 & 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship
At the Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St. (608) 347-3827, info@living-
10 a.m. Worship
201 S. Main, Verona
(608) 845-7125
Lead pastor: Jeremy Scott
10:15 a.m. Worship
102 N. Franklin Ave., Verona
Pastor Dwight R. Wise
(608) 848-1836 www.redeemerbible-
10 a.m. Family Worship Service
Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner
Road, Verona
(608) 848-4965
Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant
Pastor: Jacob Haag
6:30 p.m. Worship
9 a.m. Worship Service
301 N. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-6613
Fr. William Vernon, pastor
SATURDAY 5 p.m. Sunday Vigil,
St. Andrew, Verona
SUNDAY 7:30 a.m., St. William,
9 and 11 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona
Daily Mass: Tuesday-Saturday at 8
a.m., St. Andrew, Verona
427 S. Main Street, Verona
(608) 845-6922
Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Services 5 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 and
10:45 a.m., Sunday - office hours
8-4 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday
502 Mark Dr., Verona, WI
Phone: (608) 845-7315
Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry
9 a.m. Sunday School - 10:15 a.m.
worship service - Staffed nursery
from 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - 11:30
a.m. Fellowship Hour
2752 Town Hall Road (off County
(608) 437-3493
Pastor: Jeff Jacobs
8:45 a.m. Communion Worship
130 N. Franklin St., Verona
(608) 845-5855,
Pastor: Gary Holmes
9:00 & 10:30
Contemporary worship with chil-
drens Sunday school.
Refreshments and fellowship are
between services.
2920 Hwy. M, Verona, WI 53593
Sunday (nursery provided in a.m.)
9:15 a.m. - Praise and worship
10:45 - Sunday School (all ages)
6 p.m. - Small group Bible study
CHRIST Located at Hwy. 92 & Ct.
Road G, Mount Vernon
(608) 832-6677 for information
Pastor: Brad Brookins
10:15 a.m. Worship
At Hwy. 69 and PB, Paoli
(608) 845-5641
Rev. Sara Thiessen
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship
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Wednesday, Sept. 25
5 p.m. Common Council from 9-23-13
7 p.m. - Capital City Band
8 p.m. Brain Health at Senior Center
10 p.m. Funeral Planning at Senior
11 p.m. Fitchburg Singers at Senior
Thursday, Sept. 26
7 a.m. Funeral Planning at Senior Center
9 a.m. - Daily Exercise
10 a.m. - Fitchburg Singers at Senior
3 p.m. - Daily Exercise
4 p.m. GL Rehabilitation at Senior
6 p.m. - Salem Church Service
7 p.m. - Words of Peace
8 p.m. - Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Chatting with the Chamber
10 p.m. Dairyland at Historical Society
Friday, Sept. 27
7 a.m. GL Rehabilitation at Senior Center
1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber
3 p.m. - Brain Health at Senior Center
5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football
8:30 p.m. - Brain Health at Senior Center
10 p.m. - Funeral Planning at Senior
11 p.m. Fitchburg Singers at Senior
Saturday, Sept. 28
8 a.m. Common Council from 9-23-13
11 a.m. - Brain Health at Senior Center
1 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football
4:30 p.m. Dairyland at Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council from 9-23-13
9 p.m. - Brain Health at Senior Center
10 p.m. - Dairyland at Historical Society
11 p.m. - Fitchburg Singers at Senior
Sunday, Sept. 29
7 a.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour
9 a.m. Resurrection Church
10 a.m. - Salem Church Service
Noon - Common Council from 9-23-13
3 p.m. - Brain Health at Senior Center
4:30 p.m. - Dairyland at Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council from 9-23-13
9 p.m. - Brain Health at Senior Center
10 p.m. Dairyland at Historical Society
11 p.m. - Fitchburg Singers at Senior
Monday, Sept. 30
7 a.m. GL Rehabilitation at Senior Center
1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber
3 p.m. - Brain Health at Senior Center
5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football
9 p.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour
10 p.m. Funeral Planning at Senior
11 p.m. Fitchburg Singers at Senior
Tuesday, Oct. 1
7 a.m. Funeral Planning at Senior Center
9 a.m. - Daily Exercise
10 a.m. - Fitchburg Singers at Senior
3 p.m. - Daily Exercise
4 p.m. GL Rehabilitation at Senior
6 p.m. - Resurrection Church
8 p.m. - Words of Peace
9 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber
10 p.m. - Dairyland at Historical Society
Wednesday, Oct. 2
7 a.m. GL Rehabilitation at Senior Center
1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber
3 p.m. Brain Health at Senior Center
5 p.m. Common Council from 9-23-13
7 p.m. - Capital City Band
8 p.m. Brain Health at Senior Center
10 p.m. - Funeral Planning at Senior
11 p.m. Fitchburg Singers at Senior
Thursday, Oct. 3
7 a.m. Funeral Planning at Senior Center
9 a.m. - Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Fitchburg Singers at Senior
3 p.m. - Daily Exercise
4 p.m. GL Rehabilitation at Senior
6 p.m. - Salem Church Service
6:30 p.m. Plan Commission Live
8 p.m. - Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Chatting with the Chamber
10 p.m. Dairyland at Historical Society
Whats on VHAT-98
September 26, 2013 The Verona Press
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
9:00 am-Noon - Expo
Noon-2:30 pm - Lunch, Entertainment & Bingo
FREE Admission - Open to the Public
Call 845-9559
for more information
Stoughton Wellness and Athletic Center
2300 US Highway 51-138, Stoughton, WI
5th Annual
Need A Booth?
Call us!
Erpenbach hosts health care meeting
Looking to answer ques-
tions and provide informa-
tion about coming health
care changes prior to the
Oct. 1 start-
u p d a t e ,
S e n . J o n
Er pe nba c h
(D-Mi ddl e-
ton), is hold-
i ng several
al meetings,
i n c l u d i n g
one in Vero-
That meeting is scheduled
for 6-7 p.m., Wednesday,
Oct. 2 at the Verona Senior
Center (108 Paoli St.), and
Erpenbach is scheduled to
speak, among others.
The Affordable Care Act
will unveil the new Health
Insurance Marketplace on
Tuesday, Oct. 1, and plans
will go into effect Jan. 1.
With this new program,
people regardless of resi-
dence can buy insurance
from private health plans
that cover a comprehensive
set of benefits, including
doctor visits, hospital stays
preventative care and pre-
A news release from
Erpenbach directed people,
particularly small business
owners, to the most accu-
rate information on the
changes at
Erpenbach said the recently
passed state budget changed
Wisconsins BadgerCare
program, which will affect
around 90,000 people.
Parents currents enrolled
in that program who make
more than $15,500 for a
couple will receive a letter
soon telling them they will
lose coverage through the
state and must sign up for
a private plan through the
Marketplace, the release
An Epic
Epic Systems held its annual
Users Group Meeting Sept.
16-29, welcoming more
than 8,500 visitors to its
campus for updates on the
companys plans, along with
plenty of entertainment. The
weeks theme came from the
companys new auditorium,
Deep Space, which it
debuted at the conference.
Photos by Scott Girard
Visitors take place in Tuesdays tug-of-war tournament.
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Epic held a large party Tuesday night including music, carnival-like attractions and a tug-of-war tournament.
Two visitors pose for a photo on a statue outside Epics new Deep
Space building.
Above, a group of fans cheers on the two-time defending champion Ohio State Uuniversity team in the
tug-of-war tournaments final round. OSU defended its championship.
Repeat vandalism
Scout gets support,
lessons when his
project is hit again
Kimberly Wethal
Verona Press correspondent
Vince Lombardi would
approve of Jackson Pundts
response to his vandalized
Eagle Scout project:
When you get knocked
down, get back up.
Pundts service project,
informative nature signs
that lie within the Military
Ridge Reserve on the east
side of Verona, had been
donated to the city as a part
of his capstone project for
his troop. But twice they
have been vandalized, with
the latest incident occurring
Sept. 7.
The signs were originally
installed June 30 after four
months of planning, and it
took less than a day before
the signs were vandalized
for the first time, ripped
off their posts and dis-
carded. After that incident,
the signs were fixed to be
more vandalism-proof, but
they only lasted for another
month before being torn
down again.
Peopl e ar e bor ed,
Pundt said. When I see
something, my first impulse
isnt to destroy it, but Im
not sure what goes through
some peoples heads.
Pundts mother, Sarah,
said her son has taken away
some positive things from
what could have been a
morale-breaking experi-
This whole experience
has taught him that hes
surrounded by a commu-
nity that supports him and
stands behind him, Sarah
said of the communitys
response to the vandalism.
Since the signs had been
donated to the city, it is
now the citys responsibil-
ity to fix up the signs or to
move them to a location
where they will be less
susceptible to future van-
dalism. David Walker, the
city parks director, said the
signs are in the process of
being fixed.
Photo submitted
The informative sign that was destroyed twice by vandals.
September 26, 2013 The Verona Press
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The Verona Area Chamber of Commerce
recognizes the Business of the Month!
Verona Area
Chamber of Commerce
For information about Verona
and the business community
Society of
St. Vincent de Paul
Cheers to Two Years
in Verona
Genve Friede, Store Manager
(608) 848-4500
513 W. Verona Ave., Verona
Fourth-generation dentist aspires to old-time values
Scott Girard
Unifed Newspaper Group
For anyone who has ever
chipped a tooth, needed one
removed or just liked to keep
their mouth healthy, the value
of a good dentist is under-
Bu t Dr .
David Bes-
l e y , wh o
opened a new
dentist office
i n Ver ona
earlier this
year at 109
E. Ver ona
Ave., said his
office hopes to do more than
the basic dental care.
Were trying to capture
a little bit of that friendli-
ness that people are looking
for, Besley said, adding that
he aims to keep a warm,
friendly atmosphere and a
small practice. People used
to be able to expect that, but
its not always the case any-
The practice provides all
of the services one would
expect at a general dentistry
office, including preven-
tive, restorative and cosmetic
care, with just two employees
besides Besley.
Besley, a fourth-generation
dentist, has practiced den-
tistry since 2007, but this is
the first time he has been out
on my own after working in
Mt. Horeb and Madison.
Many of the patients he
had seen previously kept
their eyes out for him and
have followed him to Vero-
na, where he has 100 patients
after starting from scratch in
Its been great to see
familiar faces coming in and
folks who just walked by and
came in, he said.
Besley, who lives in Madi-
son, said Verona had always
been on my radar after com-
muting to Mt. Horeb for a
couple of years earlier in his
Verona is a great place,
and Im glad to be here, he
On top of the friendly
atmosphere, Besley worked
to outfit his new office
in a green way, with
high-efficiency air condition-
ers and furnaces, mostly fluo-
rescent and LED lighting and
recycled carpets and chairs,
including from his fathers
old practice.
When I had this oppor-
tunity to start from basically
scratch, he said of the reno-
vation process on the build-
ing which housed a dental
practice before his I did
it like I would want to do a
house if I built a house, which
is as sustainable as possible.
His devotion to sustainabil-
ity even earns its own sec-
tion on his website, where he
details the different practices
and efforts, many of which
were almost no-brainers,
with little added expense.
And for the little expense
it may have added, Besley is
confident the long-term ener-
gy costs will make it worth
it for the future.
We tried to make sure in
the project, wherever pos-
sible, we could be very sus-
tainable with it, he said.
I feel strongly thats an
important thing.
David Besley,
109 E. Verona Ave.
Website: besleyden-
Phone: 608-497-1490
Hours: Tu/W 7:30-4:30,
F 7:30-2:30
In brief
Verona firm updates
Symdon Chevrolet
Symdon Chevrolet in Mt.
Horeb asked Engineered
Construction to bring their
showroom, entrance and
service area up to General
Motors newest corporate
The Verona firm com-
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A new and separate web-
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Local dentists earn top
honors in magazine
According to a recent
peer survey of Madison
area dentists, dentists and
specialists at First Choice
Dentals Verona office, 927
N. Main St., are considered
top in their field.
David Penwell and June
Mello, dentists, as well as
endodontist Richard Beatty
and orthodontist Sarah San-
tos-Rangsuebsin are named
in Madison Magazine
top dentists, a database that
includes a listing of den-
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Madison area.
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Verona dentist Dr. David Besley has opened a new office at 109 E. Verona Ave. Besely is a fourth-
generation dentist who has practiced since 2007.
Yoga studio closes Verona location
A Verona yoga studio that
opened in March has since
Inner Fire Yoga opened
a studio in the Verona Ath-
letic Center, at 411 Prairie
Heights Drive, under the
ownership of Marit Sathrum,
who opened her first Inner
Fire location in Madison 10
years ago.
Although Sathrum previ-
ously told the Verona Press
she was optimistic about
the location, it didnt take
long for me to realize that
our location in the Verona
Athletic Center was just not
going to work out for us,
Sathrum said in an email.
The studio closed at the
end of April. However, the
studio opened a new loca-
tion on the University of
Wisconsin-Madison campus
in August.
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Girls swimming
Girls golf
Photo by Jeremy Jones
Freshman Kristi Larsen (right) and junior teammate Torlief Ehrke cheer on their teammates during the 400-meter freestyle Friday in a 96-74 win over Big Eight Conference
rival Madison Memorial. Larsen helped the Wildcats win the dual by swimming on the victorious 200 medley relay with Beata Nelson, Sammy Seymour and Shelby
Photo by Anthony Iozzo
Junior libero Samantha Kolpek gets a dig Tuesday night against
Madison Memorial. Verona swept the Spartans 3-0 (25-16, 25-16,
Verona cruises to sweep Madison Memorial
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor
The Verona Area High School volley-
ball team picked up eight of 10 points to
turn a 3-point deficit in game two into a
3-point lead.
It added another big run in game three
to turn a 3-point deficit into a six-point
lead and went on to sweep Madison
Memorial in a Big Eight Conference
match 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-20).
We have been practicing that when
we get into ruts that communication can
turn things around, head coach Kelly
Annen said. They have realized that
communication really does lead to control
physically in the game and emotionally as
Sophomore outside hitter Kylie
Schmaltz had nine kills, while junior libe-
ro Morgan Schmitz collected five digs.
Sophomore setter Victoria Brisack led
with 21 assists and three aces, and sopho-
more middle blocker Grace Mueller had
one block.
Verona travels to Middleton at 6:30
p.m. Thursday and to UW-Oshkosh for
an invitational Friday and Saturday. The
Wildcats host Janesville Parker at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday.
Verona 3, La Follette 0
The Wildcats swept Madison La Fol-
lette last Thursday 3-0 (25-14, 25-20,
25-20) in a Big Eight Conference match.
Senior outside hitter Maddie Vogel fin-
ished with nine kills, and Brisack had 20
assists and seven aces. Schmitz added 13
Cardinal Invitational
Verona traveled to Middleton High
School for the Cardinal Invitational Sat-
urday and finished 3-2.
Verona lost to eventual champion
Madison Edgewood 2-1 (22-25, 25-22,
7-15) and Wisconsin Heights 2-0 (14-25,
21-25). The Wildcats defeated Stoughton
2-0 (25-15, 25-22), Jefferson 2-0 (25-18,
25-14) and Cuba City 2-0 (25-22, 25-17).
Vogel led Verona with 39 kills and 10
aces for the tournament, while Schmitz
had 41 digs. Brisack had 85 assists.
Wildcats splash past the Spartans
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor
Anyone who didnt feel goose
bumps by the end of Fridays Big
Eight Conference dual between
Madison Memorial and the Verona/
Mount Horeb girls swimming teams
probably should have asked someone
to check their pulse as a standing-
room only capacity crowd worked
itself into a deafening roar inside the
Verona Natatorium.
Although she didnt swim the final
event, you would have been hard-
pressed to find anyone more emo-
tional during or after the 400-meter
freestyle Friday than Wildcats upper-
classman Maddy Nelson.
The eldest of two standout sib-
lings, Maddy swam to an individual
win and helped the 200-meter free-
style relay take first place in a 96-74
win over the rival Spartans. Still it
was the cheering on of younger sister
Beata, who, along with seniors Mal-
lory Olson, Lindsay Craig and Becca
Wilson, came-from-behind to ice the
meet with a victory of 4 minutes,
7.93 seconds in the 400 free relay that
choked up the senior captain.
Pumping Beata up before that
relay was my way of being on that
relay with her, Maddy Nelson said.
Even though she was still way ahead
she still went all out. Coming back
for my senior year and winning the
meet with her was really emotional.
The host Wildcats won eight of
11 events, including a relay sweep to
take Fridays Big Eight Conference
I was a little nervous coming
into tonight, but I wouldnt say I am
surprised just because my girls have
worked so hard this week, VMH
head coach Halley Johnson said.
Theyve been so focused.
The win marked the second time
in the past three seasons the Wildcats
have defeated Madison Memorial in
a dual meet. The previous two were
both separated by a mere 10 points
with the home team prevailing in
each meeting.
I knew it would be a battle,
Spartans head coach Stacey Johans-
son said. Verona has a lot of great
swimmers. They swam great and put
together a tremendous lineup.
Maddy Nelson loving called her
sister Beata a freak of nature.
Despite being injured all season,
the younger Nelson led a sweep of
the top three spots in the 100 butterfly
with her time of 1:03.21.
Its hard to see her upset about it
because then she feels like she is let-
ting the team down, but then when
she comes here and swims like that.
Even if shes not at 100 percent, shes
still giving everything shes got. Im
proud of her and I get emotional
because thats my baby sister.
Dealing with injuries is noth-
ing new for the sophomore standout
who broke the Big Eight Conference
record of ex-Madison East standout
and University of Wisconsin swim-
mer Ruby Martin just 15 days after a
pelvic injury against Madison West
left her walking with crutches for a
Beata, as well as freshman Kristi
Larsen and juniors Sammy Seymour
and Shelby Rozeboom, set the tone
early, dominating the 200-medley
relay by more than three seconds with
a 2:03.5.
The Nelson sisters, Rozeboom and
freshman Maizie Seidl later secured
the second of three relay wins for
Verona by taking the 200 free in
Beatas been so diligent about
rehab and everything, Johnson said.
Its something shes going to have to
deal with all season, but as you could
see tonight, its not going to stop her.
Going up against one of the top
swimmers in the state, Johansson
said, If you win a race you get six
points. If you get second you get four,
so it doesnt matter how much she
beat us by its still six points.
You never know what shes going
to swim because she can swim any-
thing we just did what we could to
score points wherever we could score
What: Big 8 Conference
When: 9 a.m. Thursday
Where: Evansville Golf
What: Middleton
When: 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Where: Pleasant View
Golf Course
Playoffs start
for No. 2 Cats
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor
The Verona Area High
School golf team is ranked
No. 2 in the Wisconsin Golf
Coaches Association poll as
the playoffs start.
The first test is the Big
Eight Conference tournament
at 9 a.m. Thursday at Evans-
ville Golf Course.
Look for updates on Twit-
ter @VeronaPress and a story
and photos on ConnectVe
Verona then starts its push
toward state with the Middle-
ton regional at 9 a.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 2, at Pleasant View
Golf Course.
Janesville triangular
Verona traveled to River-
side Golf Course on Sept. 18
to take on Janesville Craig and
Madison East and defeated
both with a 160.
Junior Jessica Reinecke fin-
ished with a 36, while sopho-
more Bailey Smith picked up
a 38. Senior Rachel Hernan-
dez was third (42), and sopho-
more Hanna Rebolz finished
the scoring (46).
NDA Triton invite
Verona traveled to Thorn-
bury Country Club for the
NDA Triton invite Monday
and finished first ahead of No.
7 Green Bay Notre Dame and
No. 1 Middleton with a 333.
Notre Dame was second
with a 342, while Middleton
was third with a 346.
Reinecke was second over-
all with a 71, Smith shot an
84, and Rebholz picked up an
86. Sophomore Emily Opsal
finished the scoring with a 92.
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September 26, 2013 The Verona Press
Offense stumbles as Cats drop second straight
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor
Three losses in five games
is not something the Verona
Area High School football
program is used to, espe-
cially since Verona hasnt
lost three games in a regular
season since 2004 and hasnt
missed the playoffs since
But head coach Dave
Richardson said the Wild-
cats could very easily be
undefeated and ranked No.
2 in the state if the team just
stopped beating itself.
Fridays 17-14 loss to
Madison Memorial (5-0) was
no exception with the offense
losing a fumble on a late
drive and having drives stall
due to penalties that forced
third-and-long plays.
It just seems that anytime
we got something going, a
flag would come flying in or
we would fumble it or a guy
would be going the wrong
way, Richardson said. The
game is hard enough, and
now we are compounding
it by adding silly errors that
cost you football games.
The Wildcats did put
together a nice drive at the
end, with senior quarterback
John Tackett connecting on a
15-yard pass to the end zone
to Schmid. Verona tried an
onside kick after and failed.
The Wildcats had other
chances to win though, even
after it fell behind 10-0 early
on. The Wildcats received
the ball to start the third quar-
ter down 10-7 and had a sev-
en yard gain by junior run-
ning back Cameron Tindall,
no gain by junior running
back Eric Schmid, a loss of
two yards by Tindall and a
delay of game penalty. That
led to a punt from their own
27, giving Memorial good
field position.
On the ensuing drive,
Memorial went 63 yards in
11 plays to punch in its final
points of the game, a 4-yard
run by senior running back
Trevis Miller.
But the Wildcats didnt
answer the way Richardson
wanted on the next drive.
They reached the Memo-
rial 47-yard line to set up
a fourth-and-3, but an ille-
gal motion penalty made it
fourth-and-8. The result was
a turnover on downs on the
next play.
Then a drive that seemed
to be setting up a dramatic
finish fizzled out with a turn-
over. Schmid lost the ball
on the Memorial 25, and the
Spartans were able to run
the clock down to under two
The same thing happened
in a loss to Madison La Fol-
lette (4-1) the week before,
with the Wildcats being in
position to take control in
the second half but losing
momentum due to having a
good play followed by a bad
one, if it was a penalty or
a missed block or a missed
It is frustrating because
we do some things and then
take steps backwards, Rich-
ardson said. You dont want
to be running over the same
ground all the time. It is
on me as the coach. I have to
figure what makes this group
tick and how we can operate
Veronas first touchdown
came with 2 minutes, 44
seconds left in the first half.
Tackett found senior running
back Travis Murray in the
end zone for a 16-yard touch-
down pass to cut the deficit
to 10-7 at the time.
Defensively, the Wild-
cats were able to make some
plays and force stops to give
the offense chances. Senior
defensive lineman Kenny
Keyes and junior linebacker
Dakin Coons both picked
up big sacks to force punts.
But Memorial didnt turn the
ball over, while Verona did
twice, with an interception of
Tackett in the first quarter.
Memorial hit a 26-yard
field goal and sophomore
running back Jason Weah
scored on a 9-yard touch-
down run in the first, but the
defense did hold the Spartans
to just seven points from the
second through the fourth
It is not like we are not
getting opportunities. We
are just not executing, Rich-
ardson said. That is on us.
We have to figure out how
to finish drives. It was the
same story with Sun Prairie.
We couldnt finish drives. It
is the same story here. We
couldnt finish any drives.
We have a fairly talented
group of guys, but they are
making the game tough. And
we are making the game
I dont know whether
to go back to basics, but
right now, we are frustrated
with everything. Hopefully
we will look at film, make
some adjustments and play
the game a little better next
Tindall led Verona with
81 yards on 13 carries, while
Schmid finished with 59
yards on 13 carries. Schmid
also caught two passes for 21
yards, while Murray caught
two for 22 yards.
Miller finished with 95
yards on 18 carries, while
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Junior defensive back Josh Beckham breaks up a pass in the first
quarter Friday against Madison Memorial. The Verona defense
made some stops, but the offense struggled to find the end zone
in a 17-14 loss.
Big Eight
Team W-L
Sun Prairie 5-0
Madison Memorial 5-0
Madison La Follette 4-1
Middleton 4-1
Verona 2-3
Janesville Parker 2-3
Janesville Craig 2-3
Madison West 1-4
Madison East 0-5
Beloit Memorial 0-5
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Cross country
File photo by Jeremy Jones
Sophomore Brady Trader has continued to gain progress for the
Verona boys cross country team as the season has progressed. He
finished 16th Saturday to help the Cats win the Franklin Invitational.
Nameth takes first to lead
boys to invitational title
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor
After finishing second
i n hi s fi rst t hree races
this season, junior Ryan
Namet h f i nal l y got a
chance to compete against
someone other than Madi-
son West and rival Olin
Hacker on Saturday where
he helped Verona bring
home the Franklin Saber
Invitational team title.
Last years third-place
finisher at the WIAA Divi-
sion 1 state cross country
meet, Nameth covered the
Franklin Saber 5K course
in a meet-best 15 minutes,
56 seconds, which helped
the Wildcats take the title
with a team score of 62.
Namet h was t he onl y
competitor to run a sub
16 minute race as it was
another 42 seconds before
runner-up Paul Timm of
Oconomowoc reached the
finish line.
T h i r t e e n s e c o n d s
separated Verona seniors
Ben Feller and Luke Was-
chbusch, who added an
ei ght h- and 11t h- pl ace
finish in 16:54 and 17:07,
S o p h o mo r e B r a d y
Tr a e de r c ont i nue d t o
r un wel l , f i ni shi ng as
t he t eam s f our t h r un-
ner in 16th place (17:19),
while junior Nick Stig-
sell (17:45) rounded out
the varsity scoring in 26th
Br a d y h a s r e a l l y
dropped right in with Ben
and Luke, for a sophomore
who had l i t t l e runni ng
experience last year, he is
really doing well, head
coach Randy Marks said.
He has more in himself
that is for sure. The course
was not a f ast cour se
so our t i mes were very
Seniors Jonah Tollefson
and Chris Williams also
competed on varsity, but
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September 26, 2013 The Verona Press
Game at Middleton rescheduled
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor
The Sept. 19
game at Mid-
dl e t on wa s
postponed due
t o t hunder -
storms, and it
was resched-
uled to 7 p.m.
T h u r s d a y ,
Oct. 10.
T h e t wo
teams are in
a fi ght wi t h
M a d i s o n
Memorial for
first-place in
the Big Eight
Conf e r e nc e
r i g h t n o w,
with Verona
and Middleton tied for second (4-1) behind
Madison Memorial (6-0).
Sun Prairie is in third at 4-2.
The Wildcats host Janesville Parker at 7
p.m. Thursday at Reddan Soccer Park, and
host Sussex-Hamilton at 1 p.m. Saturday at
Verona finishes the week at 7 p.m. Tues-
day at Madison East.
Verona 1, Stoughton 0
The Wildcats hosted Stoughton at Reddan
Park Monday in a non-conference game and
pulled out a 1-0 win.
Senior Garrett Grunke scored in the
68th minute with an assist to junior Casey
Head coach Jake Andreska said the bench
was one of the main reasons Verona was
able to fend off Stoughton in a tight match.
It was good to play against some good
competition and be able to win a close game
and get into a habit of doing that, Andreska
said. ... We just had a little more depth
than they did.
Senior goalie Connor Rortvedt had four
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senior running back Ra Quan
Cunnigam had 14 carries for
82 yards. Senior wide receiv-
er Reggie Roemer led Memo-
rial with six catches for 66
Memorial senior quarter-
back Brandon Toman was
12-for-17 for 132 yards.
Verona now must travel to
Middleton (4-1) at 7:30 p.m.
Friday to get back on track.
The Wildcats need to finish
3-1 to have a shot at the play-
offs, and Madison East (0-5),
Janesville Parker (2-3) and
Madison West (1-4) are still
on the schedule.
Richardson said it doesnt
what team Verona faces. It
just cant play out of its sys-
I dont care who lines up
on the football field. We just
have to play the game better
and execute better and, right
now, we are not, Richard-
son said. We have to learn
and keep moving forward,
and hopefully, we can put one
together next week and figure
out how it feels to be success-
ful against the game, not so
much the opponent.
Madison Memorial hosts
Sun Prairie (5-0) in a battle
for first place in the Big Eight
next week.
Injury update
Junior defensive lineman
Jake Toman left the Memori-
al game in an ambulance after
a tackle Friday, but Richard-
son said he just suffered some
whiplash and is OK. Toman
is back at practice now.
Football: Middleton is next
Continued from page 10
Girls tennis Boys soccer
Wildcats bury two more Big 8 opponents
Verona girls tennis went
3-1 over the weekend to help
the Big Eight win the first
ever Big 8/Badger Confer-
ence Challenge 9-7.
The Wildcats opened the
tournament with a 5-2 loss
against Badger South pow-
erhouse Madison Edgewood
ranked fourth in Division 2.
Junior Anna Maria Had-
jiev won her No. 1 singles
match 6-2, 7-5 against the
Crusaders, while seniors
Rachel Nachreiner and Kar-
en Wong prevailed 6-4, 1-6,
10-6 at 3 doubles. Madison
Edgewood went 4-0 over the
two-day tournament.
Verona cruised to a 7-0
win over Oregon before pull-
ing out a big 4-3 win against
a solid Waunakee squad.
Sophomore Anna Schmitz
(3-6, 6-3, 10-7) and senior
Ashley Griffin (3-6, 7-5,
10-4) pulled out wins in a tie-
breaker against the Warriors,
as did the No. 3 doubles team
of Nachreiner and Wong
(3-6, 6-3, 11-9). Number
three singles player Lauren
Supanich meanwhile cruised
6-0, 6-0.
Griffin highlighted a 7-0
sweep over DeForest in the
final round, prevailing 6-2,
0-6, 10-8.
Verona 7, Parker 0
Schmitz cruised through
her first set before needing to
hold on in a 6-1, 7-5 win at 2
singles last Thursday ina 7-0
route of Janesville Parker.
Hadjiev and Griffin added
6-2, 6-4 and 6-1, 6-3 wins at
No. 1 and 4 singles, while
Supanich blanked her 3 sin-
gles counterpart 6-0, 6-0.
Senior Marissa Wilson
returned to the courts with
junior Steph Keryluk to take
their 1 dubs match 6-1, 6-0.
Senior Kaela Amundson
and junior Genna Sticha pre-
vailed 6-2, 6-3, while Nach-
reiner and Wong rolled, 6-2,
Verona 7, Mad. East 0
Verona (7-1) added anoth-
er 7-0 win over a Big Eight
opponent Tuesday at Madi-
son East. Neither Supanich
or Griffin dropped a game at
3 or 4 singles, while Schmitz
rolled 6-0, 6-2 at 2 singles.
Keryluk/Wilson cruised
6-1, 6-0 atop the doubles
lineup, while Amundson/
Sticha and Nachreiner/Wong
added 6-2, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-0
victories, respectively.
Hadjiev took one of the
more competitive matches
5-7, 6-2, 6-2 at 1 singles.
Jeremy Jones
did not score.
The boys ran well but we still need a
fifth man to bring himself closer to the
2-3-4 guys if we are to progress, Marks
Verona won the JV meet by sweep-
ing the top 11 spots (only top five score)
behind sophomore Alec Shivas first-
place finish.
To take the top 11 spots in the JV race
with almost 200 boys running everyone
is keeping the guys in front of them hon-
est, Marks said.
Senior Jenni LaCroix once again paced
the Wildcats. The lone Verona athlete to
crack 21 minutes, LaCroix covered the
longer than normal 5K course in 20:28 to
finish 10th overall.
Normally running a 4K, Higgins fin-
ished well back in 37th place with her
time of 22:10 as Verona took fifth overall
with a team score of 136.
I think that many of the girls surprised
themselves with how strong they could
run the longer distance, head coach
Dave Nelson said.
For the first time this season, Verona
junior Erica Higgins didnt finish as the
teams No. 2 runner, dropping back to
the final varsity scorer Saturday at the
Franklin Saber Invitational.
Stepping up in place of Higgins was
senior Felicia Retrum who came in 26th
with a 21:23. Junior Sarah Guy finished
11 seconds later five spots back in 31st
place, while senior teammate Aylise
Grosenbacher-McGlamery reached the
finish line three seconds later in 32nd.
Higgins finished 37th overall in 21.52.
Sophomore Kayleigh Hannifan and
freshman Franny Donovan also competed
on varsity.
Westosha Central (39) ran away with
the team title behind the first-place fin-
ish of junior Melissa Capra, while the
host Sabers (64), Beaver Dam (76) and
Pewaukee (77) rounded out the top four
schools ahead of Verona.
We are at the point in the season now
with three races before the conference
meet that we need to be willing to lay it
on the line and see how hard we can com-
pete, Nelson
Freshman Judy Watters finished fourth
overall to help the Wildcats JV team
take second place.
There are many girls who have the
opportunity to represent our team at the
varsity level at sectionals and possibly
the state meet, Nelson said. We need to
realize that we are one of the teams in the
hunt for a spot in the state meet from our
One of the spots Memo-
rial had taken advantage of
the Wildcats in the past was
the distance events, but that
wasnt the case this time
Swimming club year
round for the Verona Aquatic
Club before it folded opera-
tions earlier this year, senior
Mallory Olson was one of
the newest to the rivalry and
made an immediate impact.
Its really been different,
Olson said of the transition to
joining the team as a senior.
I really like the atmosphere,
though, everyone is very
encouraging and positive.
I was really nervous the
first meet. I didnt know the
cheers, but I caught on quick
and its been really fun.
Olson took the 400 free in
a meet-best 4:43.94 and also
contributed in the 400 free
Sophomore Julia Ver
Voort led a 1-2 finish in the
200 individual medley with
her time of 2:33.87, while
Rozeboom claimed the 50
free in 27.90 and Maddy Nel-
son added the 100 backstroke
title in 1:07.55.
Sophomore Claire Eckerle
secured the Spartans lone
win going into the break, tak-
ing the 200 free in 2:16.41.
Senior Gabby Sanchez
(1:02.66) and sophomore
Maya Gomez (1:18.36) did
their best to keep Memorial
in the meet, taking the 100
free and 100 breaststroke,
respectively, but in the end
the Wildcats simply had too
much talent.
They say dual meets
arent a big deal, but its
still huge to beat Memorial,
Maddy Nelson said. If we
beat Middleton (this Friday)
it will raise the bar even
If we can beat them in a
dual meet, maybe we beat
them at conference. Me
being a captain, I want to
make sure that happens.
Veronas JV team fell 110-
Blackshirt Invitational
The Wildcats, who have
made no secrets about their
goal of finishing third overall
at this years WIAA Division
1 state swimming meet, got
an early preview of things to
come Saturday at the Black-
shirt Invitational in Wauke-
sha where they finished
fourth behind the states top
three teams.
Two-time defending state
champion Waukesha South/
Mukwonago won the meet,
finishing 58 points ahead of
last years runner-up Arrow-
head (370), while Middleton
(263) finished a distant third.
Last years third place finish-
er at state, Cedarburg, came
in fifth.
I feel like we got to see
the competition well ahead of
time, said Johnson, whose
team scored 240 points. We
obviously know Middleton,
we see them at least three
times a season, but it was
nice to be able to see Wauke-
sha South and Arrowhead at
this point in the season and
get a feel for them.
Now the girls know what
caliber it takes to be at the
top in the state, and after last
weeks showing at both our
individual and invite, Im
confident we have what it
takes to be in the top three.
Beata Nelson, Larsen, Sey-
mour and Rozeboom jump-
started the meet swimming
to a third-place finish in the
200 medley relay (1:50.01).
Beata helped the Wildcats
match the finish in the 400
free (3:40.05) along with
Seidl, Craig and Olson.
Rozeboom went on to add
a fourth-place finish in the 50
free (24.79), while Seymour
(1:01.8) led Verona with a
fifth-place finish in the 100
Maddy Nelson added a
fifth-place finish in the 100
backstroke, while Seidls
seventh place in the 100 free
led all Wildcats.
Maizie really stepped it
up at this meet and proved
to the team and the coaches
that she is A relay material
and stands well alone in the
100 free, Johnson said. She
went a 56.02 in her individ-
ual 100 free and then lead-
ing off the relay she went a
56.02, you cant ask for more
consistency than that.
Swim: Dual at Middleton looms ahead
Continued from page 9
XC: LaCroix takes 10th overall for girls
Continued from page 10
Big Eight
Team W-L
Madison Memorial 6-0
Verona 4-1
Middleton 4-1
Sun Prairie 4-2
Madison West 2-3
Madison La Follette 2-3
Beloit Memorial 1-3
Madison East 1-3
Janesville Craig 0-3
Janesville Parker 0-5
Photo by Jeremy Jones
Junior Evan Bailey fires a shot toward Stoughton
senior goalkeeper Hank Guzman during the first
half Monday at Reddan Soccer Park. The Wildcats
won the non-conference game 1-0.
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extra participants the City
of Madison, City of Sun
Prairie, Town of Madison
and Village of Maple Bluff
all came on board to bring
the total to nine but legal
complexities compressed
the timeline to a three-
month window, leaving
room for just one patrol per
Stoughton kicked off the
first event June 29, and
Veronas is the last, a day
before the state Department
of Transport at i on grant
expires. It runs from 7-11
p.m. and will feature 12
officers in 11 cars, includ-
ing one supervisor from
Verona who will direct the
patrol, blanketing the citys
most highly traveled roads.
Officers will make as
many contacts, or traf-
fic stops, as possible, fre-
quently doling out friendly
warnings, while lighted
and reflective signs let
people know theyre being
watched. If last years event
is any indication, blue and
red lights will be flashing
somewhere pretty much
Of course, that one was
held during and after the
bi g Ver ona- Mi ddl et on
football game, which made
for a little extra traffic, but
this years will have almost
twice as many officers.
Verona Sgt. Matt Dart, who
is in charge of Veronas
patrols, said last years
patrol was mostly confined
to North Main Street and
East Verona Avenue, but
this years event will likely
be able to cover all of Main
St reet , Verona Avenue
and even the U.S. 18-151
We need to keep it to
within our citys jurisdic-
tion, but it is possible that
we may have a traffic stop
on the outskirts of our city,
Dart added in an email to
the Verona Press.
The patrols started last
summer, after De Forest
earned an $18,000 DOT
grant to partner with other
Five other municipalities
signed on, and after things
went well, all but one opted
to continue. Several oth-
ers indicated they would
consider joining the second
The DOT provi ded a
bigger grant, $30,000, for
Year 2, but the experience
of the first patrols brought
up some legal technicalities
that needed to be answered,
including clarifying the
jurisdiction of each officer
and supervisor a cost-shar-
ing mechanism for officers
Each community had
to adopt an ordinance that
allowed officers to write
citations for the other com-
munity, Furseth explained
of one of the most time-
consuming aspects of final-
izing what ultimately was a
low-risk agreement.
Now, with the template
ready and ni ne depart -
ments having gone through
the process before, Furs-
eth believes it will be easy
to continue and expand. In
fact, after the consortium
consisting of himself
and chiefs of other depart-
ments meets next month,
he believes the next years
patrols can start as early as
Funding, from what I
gather, is available, Fur-
seth said. At the DOT,
funding sources are very
limited, but they are going
to push for multiagency
hi gh-vi si bi l i t y enforce-
Furseth said hed like
to be a lot more aggres-
sive than last year about
holding patrols. He said
the grant provides enough
resources for t wo, per-
haps even three patrols
per department and pos-
sibly even more depart-
ments, which would make
the patrols even bigger, as
each visiting department
contributes one officer per
patrol. Some cities add sig-
nificantly more than their
one officer Stoughton,
for example, provided four
and extended its patrols to
3 a.m. but all provide at
least one patrol officer and
one supervisor.
If this keeps catching on,
perhaps it can grow beyond
the consortium.
My goal woul d be
countywide, Furseth said.
OWI: Saturday night patrol features 11 cars
Continued from page 1
At a glance
What: Impaired Driving
Task Force patrol
When: 7-11 p.m. Sept.
Where: Main Street,
Verona Avenue and U.S.
Info: Call 845-7623
Photo by Jim Ferolie
A De Forest officer walks back from a traffic stop on North Main Street during last years OWI patrol.
said the reports are of
limited value.
This was the first year
the DPI issued grades for
districts as a whole. It
began grading individual
schools a year ago.
Of the states 424 pub-
lic school districts, nine
significantly exceeded
expectations, 270 meet
expectations, 10 meet
few expectations and one
failed to meet expecta-
tions. One was not rated.
Of the districts schools,
New Cent ury El emen-
tary School received the
highest grade and was the
only school in the top cat-
egory. Four schools were
marked as exceeds and
four got meets grades.
Verona Area International
School was not rated, and
the Exploration Academy
opened this year. The low-
est score was from Country
View Elementary School,
which received a 68.9.
The reports broke scores
down into four priority
areas: student achievement;
student growth; closing
gaps; and on-track and
postsecondary readiness.
Student achievement
Ver ona scor ed wel l
above the state average in
the student achievement
category, which measured
the level of knowledge
and skills among students
in the district.
The DPI used Wisconsin
Student Assessment Sys-
tem scores in reading and
mathematics to determine
the rating in this area.
VASD received a 74.9,
compared to a 66.1 state-
wide score. Both math and
reading scores were at least
four points above the states.
At speci fi c school s,
scores ranged from Gla-
cier Edges 66.6 to a high
of 83.5 at New Century.
Student growth
VASD also fared well in
the student growth catego-
ry, with a 67.8 rating com-
pared to the states 60.6.
This area measured how
much student knowledge of
reading and mathematics
changes from year to year,
giving positive points for
students progressing toward
higher levels of perfor-
mance and negative points
for student who decline
below proficiency.
The report used t he
same testing scores from
the achievement category
to measure growth.
While the state stan-
dards for grading its state-
wide tests were changed
before the 2012-13 school-
year, making it impossible
to compare to previous
years, the report cards ret-
roactively applied the new
standards, and it showed
l i t t l e change from t he
2011-12 scores.
There was again a wide
range among the districts
schools in student growth
scores. New Century again
came out on top with a
90.4, and Glacier Edge
had a 59.8.
Closing Gaps
The Closing Gaps cat-
egory, which focused on
showing how the perfor-
mance of student groups
experiencing statewide
gaps in achievement and
graduation is improving
in the district, was a dif-
ferent story, with Verona
scoring below the state.
VASD received a 65.8
rating, one point behind
the state score of 66.8.
The district has had a
problem with achievement
gaps for years now, illus-
trated by the lower test
scores from economically
disadvantaged and minor-
ity students on average.
Behn said the district
has recognized the short-
fall and took further steps
to address it throughout
the 2012-13 school year.
We ma de s i gni f i -
cant efforts last year, but
youre not going to see
those efforts because the
resul t s were based on
(tests) early in the school
year, she said. Hope-
fully we will see some
significant gains in that
category next year.
Gorrell noted the dis-
tricts extensive efforts
over the past few years,
including developing per-
sonalized learning, special
training for teachers and
working closely with DPI,
among other things.
Thats something were
really focusing on and put-
ting a lot of energy and
effort in, he said We
want to, at some point, see
it start to move.
At the individual school
level, most scored below
the state score for their
grade levels, but Savanna
Oaks bested the state by
more than 10 points with
a 75.1 and Glacier Edge
came in just behind the
state score of 65.6 with a
On-track, readiness
The final category, on-
track and postsecondary
readiness, brought VASD
back above the states
score, with an 89.0 com-
pared to 84.9 for the state.
This area measured the
success of students in the
district in achieving edu-
cational milestones that
predict postsecondary suc-
cess, including gradua-
tion and attendance rates,
as well as ACT and other
testing scores.
The l owest score i n
this category came from
Count ry Vi ew, t hough
it was still an 84.9. Bad-
ger Ridge, Savanna Oaks
and Core Knowledge all
scored over 91.
Moving forward
Even though the district
exceeded expectations,
Behn said, there is still
a ways to go when it
comes to some of the data.
She said the district is
increasing the professional
development it offers to
staff members, changing its
curricula and continuing to
develop the Pre-K (4-year-
old kindergarten) program,
which Behn hopes will help
students grow long-term.
We dont want to spend
a lot of time on interven-
tions (with struggling stu-
dents); we want the cur-
riculum to be helping all
of our kids, she said. We
want to get to that positive
success before they even
need interventions.
Gor r el l , meanwhi l e,
called the reports helpful
for seeing and measur-
ing certain types of prog-
ress but said he puts more
stock in annual site reports
and other local measures.
He said those get more
granular than the over-
all report cards focus on
WKCE testing.
I t has l i mi t ed use,
because it measures the
temperature of a school
at a certain point based
on a certain measure, the
WKCE, he said. It really
doesnt help us with indi-
viduals, and thats what
were really focused on.
DPI: NCS significantly exceeds expectations
Continued from page 1
How they scored
School Score Expectations
Core Knowledge 72.4 Meets
Country View 68.9 Meets
Glacier Edge 70.3 Meets
New Century 87.4 Sig. Exceeds
Stoner Prairie 78.9 Exceeds
Sugar Creek 72.6 Meets
Verona Area Intl Not Rated
Badger Ridge MS 74.4 Exceeds
Savanna Oaks MS 78.8 Exceeds
Verona Area HS 74.1 Exceeds
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sion will hold Public Hearings on Mon-
day, October 7, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at City
Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, for the following
planning and zoning matters:
1) Proposed General Development
Plan (GDP) for a Planned Unit Develop-
ment (PUD) on Lots 23 and 24 of the
First Addition to Prairie Oaks Subdivi-
sion, located east of Enterprise Drive,
west of Reddan Soccer Park, and north
of Cross Country Road. The proposed
Planned Unit Development will allow for
the construction of 108 apartment units
and 111 senior housing units.
2) Proposed General Development
Plan (GDP) for a Planned Unit Develop-
ment (PUD) to allow for the construction
of a mixed-use project containing 24
apartment units and 4,660 square feet
of restaurant space located at 142 Paoli
3) Proposed Zoning Map Amend-
ment at 142 Paoli Street to rezone the
property from the current Urban In-
dustrial zoning to the proposed Urban
Residential zoning district.
Interested persons may comment
on these planning and zoning matters
during the public hearings at the Octo-
ber 7th Plan Commission meeting. The
Plan Commission will make recom-
mendations for these matters, which
will then be reviewed by the Common
Council for fnal decisions on Monday,
October 14, 2013.
Contact Adam Sayre, Director of
Planning and Development, at 848-9941
for more information on these items or
to receive copies of the submittals.
Kami Lynch,
City Clerk
Published: September 19 and 26, 2013
* * *
6:30 P.M.
VERONA, WI 53593-1035
1. Call To Order/Approval of Agenda
2. Public Comment
This section of the meeting pro-
vides the opportunity for comment from
persons in attendance on items that are
either listed below or is a matter over
which this governing body has jurisdic-
tion. Comments on matters not listed on
this agenda could be placed on a future
board meeting agenda.
3. Update and possible action re:
run off on Sunset Dr.
4. Reports
A. Plan Commission:
i. Discussion and Action re: land
use application dated July 10, 2013 for
property located at 7291 CTH PD submit-
ted by Brent Campbell Pastor for Good
Shepard Lutheran Church. The purpose
of the land use change is to allow for:
* the rezoning of 13.2 acres from
RH3 (Rural Homes) to A2 (Agricultural)
* a Conditional Use Permit to allow
for the construction of a columbarium,
a wall like structure for the fnal resting
place of cremated remains.
ii. Update on draft land use map and
Dane County blanket rezoning
B. Public Works:
i. Update and possible action re:
current road projects
ii. Discussion and possible action
re: applying for Local Roads Improve-
ment Program funds
D. Fire:
E. Open Space and Parks:
i. Discussion and possible action
re: proposed OSPC logo
F. Town Chair:
G. Supervisors:
H. Clerk/Treasurer:
i. Discussion and possible action
re: driveway ordinance and trimming
ii. Discussion and possible action
re: voting equipment
iii. Discussion re: receipt of tax pay-
ments at local bank(s)
I. Planner/Administrator:
i. Discussion and possible action
re: speed limit within portion of Range
Trail split between the Town and City
5. Discussion of draft general oper-
ating and sewer budget
6. Motion to go into closed session
per Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1) (c) to discuss
staff reviews
7. Motion to return to open session
8. Discussion and approval of pay-
ment of bills for month of September
9. Review of Building Permits, In-
spection Reports, Road Haul Permits,
and Right-of-Way Permits
10. Discussion and approval of min-
utes of the September meetings
11. Adjourn
Board agendas are published in the
Towns offcial newspaper, The Verona
Press. Agendas are also posted at the
Town Hall, Miller & Sons Grocery, and
the Verona Public Library. If an agenda
is amended after publication, the offcial
sites for notice of the fnal version are
the Verona Public Library, Town Hall and
Miller & Sons Grocery.
If anyone having a qualifying dis-
ability as defned by the American with
Disabilities Act needs an interpreter,
materials in alternate formats, or other
accommodations to access these meet-
ings, please contact the Town of Verona
Clerk @ 608-845-7187 or jwright@town. Please do so at least 48
hours prior to the meeting so that proper
arrangements can be made.
Other upcoming meetings include
Open Space and Parks Commission on
10/2/2013 (Plan Commission date to be
determined). Agendas will be posted
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email. Notice is also given that a pos-
sible quorum could occur at this meet-
ing of the Plan Commission and/or Open
Space and Parks Commission, for the
purposes of information gathering only.
David K. Combs, Town Chair, Town of
Published: September 26, 2013
* * *
The Common Council of the City of
Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, does
ordain that Section 10-1-13(a) (194-196)
of the Code or Ordinances of the City of
Verona is created to read as follows:
Sec. 10-1-13 Required Stops
(a) East-West Streets. The following
are required stops on east-west streets
and roads within the City:
(194) All vehicles proceeding in a
westerly direction on Westridge Park-
way shall stop before entering the inter-
section of said street with Meister Drive.
(195) All vehicles proceeding in an
easterly direction on Westridge Parkway
shall stop before entering the intersec-
tion of said street with Wynnwood Drive.
(196) All vehicles proceeding in a
westerly direction on Westridge Park-
way shall stop before entering the inter-
section of said street with Wynnwood
The Common Council of the City of
Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, does
ordain that Section 10-1-13(b) (197) of
the Code of Ordinances of the City of
Verona is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 10-1-13 Required Stops.
(b) North-South Streets. The follow-
ing are required stops on north-south
streets and roads within the City:
(197) All vehicles proceeding in a
northerly direction on Wynnwood Drive
shall stop before entering the intersec-
tion of said street with Meister Drive.
All other sections shall remain as
previously adopted.
The foregoing ordinance was duly
adopted by the Common Council of the
City of Verona at a meeting held on Sep-
tember 23, 2013.
Jon H. Hochkammer, Mayor
Kami Lynch, City Clerk
ADOPTED: September 23, 2013
Published: September 26, 2013
* * *
1. The meeting was called to order
by Mayor Hochkammer at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call: M. Bare, L. Diaz, E.
Doyle, S. Manley, H. Reekie, B. Stiner,
and D. yurs. Alderperson McGilvray was
absent and excused. Also in attendance:
City Engineer, B. Gundlach; City Admin-
istrator, B. Burns; City Planner, A. Sayre;
Police Chief, B. Coughlin; Fire Chief, J.
Giver; Library Director, B. Simons; and
City Clerk, K. Lynch.
4. Public Comment:
1. Bob Feller, 983 Hillside Way in
Verona, spoke on behalf of the Verona
Veterinary Clinic and Boarding Facility
regarding concerns with the proposed
hotel items on the agenda. However,
Mr. Feller does not oppose the develop-
2. Mike Willet, Town of Verona resi-
dent and City of Verona business owner,
provided an update regarding the as-
sessment change notice he received
and comments made at the previous
meeting. He also spoke expressing sup-
port for the funding of the Fire Depart-
ment recruitment process.
5. Approval of Minutes: Motion by
Doyle, seconded by Bare to approve the
minutes of the August 26, 2013 Common
Council meeting. Motion carried 7/0.
6. Mayors Business
(1) Library Update from Brian Si-
mons, Library Director.
7. Administrators Report
8. Engineers Report
A. Plan Commission
(1) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Resolution R-13-035 Approving a
Certifed Survey Map for a Land Divi-
sion in the Hawthorne Hills Subdivision.
Motion by yurs, seconded by Reekie to
approve Resolution R-13-035. Motion
carried 7/0.
(2) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Ordinance 13-831 Approving a Zon-
ing Map Amendment to Rezone Lots 66
and 67 of the Hawthorne Hills Subdivi-
sion from Mixed Residential to Com-
munity Residential. Motion by yurs,
seconded by Manley to approve Ordi-
nance 13-831. Motion carried 7/0.
(3) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Resolution R-13-036 Approving a
Conditional Use Permit to Allow for the
Construction of Food Service Building
Located at 1979 Milky Way. Motion by
yurs, seconded by Doyle to approve
Resolution R-13-036. Motion carried 6/0
with Ald. Diaz abstaining.
(4) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Resolution R-13-037 Approving a
Precise Implementation Plan (PIP) for a
Planned Unit Development Located at
613 W Verona Avenue to Allow for the
Construction of a Fairfeld Inn & Suites
Hotel. Motion by yurs, seconded by Bare
to approve Resolution R-13-037 includ-
ing the following listed contingencies:
1. A dumpster enclosure detail shall
be submitted and approved by the Direc-
tor of Planning and Development prior
to occupancy being granted.
2. Prior to the issuance of building
permits, the property owner shall com-
plete the necessary land transfers with
the City and the Wisconsin Department
of Transportation.
3. Prior to the issuance of building
permits, the applicant shall enter into an
agreement with the City for the use and
maintenance of right-of-way along Half
Mile Road.
Motion carried 7/0.
(5) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Resolution R-13-038 Approving a
Certifed Survey Map to Create One Lot
Located at 613 W Verona Avenue. Motion
by yurs, seconded by Manley to approve
Resolution R-13-038 with the following
listed contingencies in the Resolution:
1. The applicant shall complete the
necessary land transfers with the City
and the Wisconsin Department of Trans-
2. The applicant shall enter into an
agreement with the City for the use and
maintenance of right-of-way along Half
Mile Road.
Motion carried 7/0.
(6) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Resolution R-13-039 Approving a
Conditional Use Permit to Allow for the
Construction of a Drive-Up Window and
Two Outdoor Patios at 611 Hometown
Circle. Motion by yurs, seconded by
Manley to approve Resolution R-13-039
with the condition that prior to the issu-
ance of building permits the applicant
shall submit a revised photometric plan,
an erosion control plan, and a storm-
water management plan for City Staff
review and approval. Motion carried 6/1
with Ald. Stiner voting no.
(7) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Conceptual Review of a Proposed
Planned Development to Construct 108
Market Rate Apartment Units and 111
Senior Housing Units within Phase 3 of
the Prairie Oaks Development. Justin
Frahm with JSD Professional Services
spoke on behalf of the project. No action
was taken on this item.
B. Finance Committee
(1) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Payment of Bills. Motion by Manley,
seconded by Doyle to approve payment
of bills in the amount of $505,669.91. Mo-
tion carried 7/0.
(2) Discussion and Possible Ac-
tion Re: Resolution R-13-040 Approv-
ing a Memorandum of Understanding
with the City of Fitchburg Regarding
the Placement of Analog Tactical Radio
Communication Equipment for Use by
Emergency Service Providers at a Ve-
rona Site and Subsequent Use of Such
Equipment. Motion by Manley, seconded
by Doyle to approve Resolution R-13-
040. Motion carried 7/0.
(3) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Approving a Professional Services
Agreement with Architectural Design
Group, LLC (Five Bugles Design) for
Architectural Services for New Fire and
EMS Facility. Motion by Manley, second-
ed by Reekie to approve the Profession-
al Services Agreement with Five Bugles
Design. Motion carried 7/0.
(4) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Review of a Draft Needs Assess-
ment for a Fire Facility Impact Fee. Mo-
tion by Manley, seconded by Doyle to
proceed with the scheduling of a Public
Hearing for a Fire Facility Impact Fee to
move forward with the process. Motion
carried 7/0.
C. Public Works Sewer & Water
(1) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Resolution R-13-041 Approving a
Development Agreement for Cathedral
Point Locust Addition Phase 1. Motion
by Diaz, seconded by Bare to approve
Resolution R-13-041. Motion carried 7/0.
D. Public Safety & Welfare Com-
(1) Discussion and Possible Ac-
tion Re: Approving an Application for a
Class B Beer license for the 5th An-
nual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Septem-
ber 14, 2013 from Jon Finseth, Verona
Optimists. Motion by Manley, seconded
by Bare to approve the application for a
Temporary Class B Beer license for the
Chili Cook-off. Motion carried 7/0.
(2) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Approving an Application for a Tem-
porary Class B Beer license for a Mud
Run to be held on Sunday, October 27,
2013 from Mike OBrien, Ice Inc. Motion
by Manley, seconded by yurs to approve
the Temporary Class B Beer license. Mo-
tion carried 7/0.
(3) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Approving an Application for a Spe-
cial Event for the Verona High School
Homecoming Parade on Friday, October
4, 2013. Motion by Manley, seconded by
Bare to approve the Homecoming Pa-
rade. Motion carried 7/0.
(4) Discussion and Possible Ac-
tion Re: Approving an Application for
a Temporary Class B Beer and Wine li-
cense for a Verona Public Library Trivia
Contest to be Held on Saturday, October
5, 2013 from the Friends of the Verona
Public Library.
The committee chose to defer this
item to a future meeting. No action was
taken on the item.
10. New Business
(1) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Approval of Operators Licenses.
Motion by Manley, seconded by yurs
to approve the operators licenses as
listed with the contingency that the ap-
plication for Mr. Deprey be approved if
the event for which the license is for is
approved. Motion carried 7/0.
(2) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Update on an Intergovernmental
Agreement with the City of Madison. Ad-
ministrator Burns provided information
on the item. The City of Verona and City
of Madison entered into a 20 year agree-
ment in 1996 regarding planning and
community separation areas. As we are
approaching the end of the agreement
its time to consider elements of another
agreement for the future planning and
community separation areas. The City
will be discussing this topic further at a
future meeting. No action was taken on
this item.
(3) Discussion and Possible Ac-
tion Re: Local 311 Claims Regarding
New City of Verona Fire Department.
The Common Council may convene in
closed session as authorized by Section
19.85(1)(g) of the Wisconsin Statutes
for the purpose of conferring with City
of Verona legal counsel who is render-
ing oral or written advice concerning
strategy to be adopted by the City with
respect to litigation in which it is or is
likely to become involved. The Common
Council will reconvene in open session
and may take action on the closed ses-
sion item. Motion by Manley, seconded
by yurs to convene into closed session.
A roll call vote was taken with the fol-
lowing members voting aye: Ald. Bare,
Doyle, Manley, Stiner & yurs. Voting
no were Ald. Diaz and Ald. Reekie. The
Motion carried 5/2 and at 8:58 p.m. the
Common Council convened into closed
session. Motion by Diaz, seconded yurs
to reconvene into open session. The
Motion carried 7/0 and at 9:44 p.m. the
Council reconvened into open session.
No action was taken in closed session.
11. Old Business
(1) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Authorizing the Utilization of Funds
for Fire Department Recruitment Costs.
Motion by Stiner, seconded by Manley
to authorize the utilization of funds for
Fire Department Recruitment Costs. Ald.
Diaz requested that a Roll Call vote be
taken for the vote on this item. A Roll
call vote was taken with the following
members voting as follows: Ald. Bare-
No, Ald. Diaz-No, Ald. Doyle-No, Ald.
Manley-yes, Ald. Reekie-No, Ald. Stiner-
yes, Ald. yurs-yes. The Motion fails 4/3.
12. Announcements
13. Adjournment
Motion by Diaz, seconded by yurs
to adjourn the meeting at 9:54p.m. Mo-
tion carried 7/0.
Kami Lynch, Clerk
Published: September 26, 2013
Numbers up again for librarys summer reading program
Kimberly Wethal
Verona Press correspondent
This years summer read-
ing program at the Verona
Publ i c Li brary showed
another increase in overall
Accor di ng t o yout h
servi ces di rect or St acy
Burkart, the reading pro-
gr am went above and
beyond the librarys already
high expectations.
This year had the best
part i ci pat i on ever seen
since the program start-
ed, Burkart said. Were
always expected to be one
of busiest libraries in the
The program involved a
total of 2,171 children and
teens (1,835 children and
336 teens).
Burkart said she thinks
the jump in the summer
reading programs partici-
pation is due to the various
special events that were
held at the library all sum-
mer long.
We had special events
like crafts, performers and
New Food Fridays where the
kids could come taste some-
thing they might not have
ordinarily tried, Burkart
said. It was very similar to
last years program.
In addition to the activi-
ties encouraging kids to
come to the library more
often, the library staff spent
a lot of time spreading the
word about the summer
reading program.
We went to elementary
schools last year before
school got out, letting kids
know that we had a summer
reading program, Burkart
Burkart hopes that the
kids not only had fun par-
ticipating in the summer
reading program, but that it
will help them as they get
back into the swing of the
school year.
Experts say that read-
ing four-six books over
the summer will reduce
the knowledge loss that
can occur, Burkart said.
Hopefully the reading pro-
gram made an impact.
Photos by Mark Ignatowski
Library programming, such as this play in August, helped bring kids to the library throughout the sum-
mer and draw 2,171 teens and children to the summer reading program.
In these photos, the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents a play based on the beloved charac-
ter of the late Steve Crocodile Hunter Irwin.
Above, the hunter meets the ant army. Left, the hunter finds the caterpillar he had been searching for.
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
1. The meeting was called to order
by Mayor Hochkammer at 6:01 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call: M. Bare, L. Diaz, E.
Doyle, S. Manley, Wm. McGilvray, H.
Reekie, B. Stiner, and D. yurs. Also in at-
tendance: City Administrator, B. Burns;
Fire Chief, J. Giver; and City Clerk, K.
4. Discussion and Possible Ac-
tion Re: A Motion to Reconsider Action
Taken on Item 11 (1) Under Old Business
from the Sept. 9, 2013 Meeting of the Ve-
rona Common Council. Motion by McGil-
vray, seconded by Stiner to reconsider
action taken on item 11 (1) under Old
Business from the September 9, 2013
meeting of the Verona Common Council.
A roll call vote was taken with the follow-
ing members voting aye: Bare, Manley,
McGilvray, Reekie, Stiner, and yurs. Vot-
ing no: Diaz and Doyle. The Motion car-
ried 6/2.
5. Discussion and Possible Ac-
tion Re: Authorizing the Utilization of
Funds for Fire Department Recruitment
Costs. Motion by McGilvray, seconded
by Stiner to authorize the utilization of
funds for Fire Department recruitment
costs. Ald. Bare expressed concern that
the item would be a transfer of funds
that amends the budget which would
require a two-thirds majority vote. Ad-
ministrator Burns stated that the funds
are currently in the budget in a profes-
sional services account and that a bud-
get amendment would not be required
as there would not be an increase in the
Citys authorized expenditures.
Mayor Hochkammer ruled that a
two-thirds majority vote is not required
for this item.
Motion by Bare, seconded by Diaz
to appeal the Mayors ruling that a two-
thirds majority vote is not required for
the utilization of funds for Fire Depart-
ment recruitment costs. A roll call vote
was requested by Ald. McGilvray. The
following members voted aye: Bare
and Diaz. Voting no were: Doyle, Man-
ley, McGilvray, Reekie, Stiner, and yurs.
The Motion failed 2/6.
Ald. Bare then made a Motion to
amend the original Motion as follows:
I move to authorize the utilization
of funds for Fire Department recruiting
costs in the amount of $4,555, con-
tingent upon striking Section 6 of the
Verona Joint Fire District Dissolution
Agreement between the Town of Verona
and the City of Verona dated April 12,
2013, as authorized by Section 9b of the
Agreement and creating a new Section 6
of the Agreement to read:
In order to establish a City Fire De-
partment, the City agrees to promote
the Joint Fire District personnel to be
employees of the City Fire Department.
The personnels employment shall be
contingent upon their completion of
evaluation measures recommended
by the City Fire Chief and approved by
the City Police and Fire Commission,
including but not limited to medical
and psychological examinations, drug
screens, and background checks. The
employees shall fle with the City Fire
Chief and City Administrator all docu-
mentation required by state law to be a
qualifed frefghter. The employees will
have one year to complete certifcation
and training programs recommended
by the City Fire Chief and approved by
the Citys Police and Fire Commission.
The employment shall be probationary
subject to a review after six months of
service and one year of service.
Should this process not fll a posi-
tion, the City agrees to adopt by-laws to
govern the timely hiring for the vacant
position consistent with applicable Wis-
consin Statutes. No residency require-
ment established as a condition of em-
ployment for fre personnel shall, during
the term of the Fire Service Agreement,
preclude the hiring of residents of the
Town, provided, however, that this
provision shall not preclude the adop-
tion of a residency requirement based
on the time between the applicants or
employees residence and a City fre sta-
tion, travel time between such locations,
or other objective criteria not based on
municipal boundaries.
Mayor Hochkammer ruled that
the proposed Motion greatly expands
the current Motion as it referenced
amending the two-party Fire District
Dissolution Agreement and ruled that
the Motion is not germane to the origi-
nal Motion. Ald. Bare made a Motion
to appeal this ruling seconded by Ald.
Doyle. A roll call vote was requested by
Ald. McGilvray. The following members
voted aye: Bare, Diaz, and yurs. The
following members voted no: Doyle,
Manley, McGilvray, Reekie, and Stiner.
The Motion failed 3/5.
A roll call vote was taken on the
original Motion to authorize the Utiliza-
tion of funds for Fire Department Re-
cruitment costs. The following members
voted aye: Manley, McGilvray, Stiner,
and yurs. The following members voted
no: Bare, Diaz, Doyle, and Reekie. May-
or Hochkammer broke the tie with an
aye vote. The Motion carried 5/4.
6. Adjournment
Motion by Stiner, seconded by Diaz
to adjourn the meeting at 6:49 p.m. Mo-
tion carried 8/0.
Kami Lynch, City Clerk
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price. Free estimates, Insured, Polite,
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554 landsCaPinG, lawn,
Tree & Garden work
Shredded Garden Mix
Shredded Bark
Decorative Stone
Pick-up or Delivered
Limerock Delivery
Ag Lime Spreading
5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI
Property Maintenance
Bush Trimming
Powerwash Houses
Spring/Fall Clean-Up
Lawncare, Gutter Cleaning
560 ProFessional serViCes
We fix it no matter where
you bought it from!
800-624-0719 (wcan)
Problems? Viruses, Spyware, Email,
Printer Issues, Bad Internet Connec-
tions - FIX IT NOW! Professional, US
based technicians. $25 off service. Call
for immediate help. 888-885-7944 (wcan)
ONE CALL Does it All!
Fast and Reliable Electrical Repair
and Installations.
Call 800-757-0383 (wcan)
ONE CALL Does it All!
Fast and Reliable Plumbing Repairs
Call 800-981-0336 (wcan)
572 snow remoVal
PLOWING, BLOWING, Residential and
commercial. 608-873-7038
586 TV, VCr &
eleCTroniCs rePair
REDUCE YOUR Cable Bill! Get whole-
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601 household
All sizes in stock! 9 styles. www.
2133 Eastern Ave. Plymouth, WI Open 7
days a week (wcan)
602 anTiques & ColleCTiBles
312 W Lakeside St, Madison
Tuesday-Thursday 11-6
Friday-Saturday 10-6
Revisited home decor and more.
One of a kind selections!
The Verona Press Classifieds. Call 845-
9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
606 arTiCles For sale
'00 SKI-DOO MXZ 600 snowmobile.
Excellent condition, newer carbides,
studded track. $1400/OBO 608-575-
Purchased new in 2002. White.
$90. OBO 608-669-2243.
FOOSBALL TABLE - hardly used & in
great condition $75.00. Baker's Rack
- $40.00 Bar with 2 stools, top has
removable glass shelf & inside has 4
glass shelves, this was used outside for
1 summer $65.00 Call 873-8106
608 BaBy arTiCles
ONE HORSE Bob Sleigh, table saw,
Craftsman jig saw, like new. 608-873-
638 ConsTruCTion &
indusTrial equiPmenT
FARMI 3PT Logging Winch's,
Valby 3pt PTO Chippers, New 3pt
Rototillers, Loader Attachments and 3pt
Attachments, New Log Splitters. www.
(866) 638-7885 (wcan)
646 FirePlaCes,
FurnaCes/wood, Fuel
DRY OAK and Cherry Firewood For
Sale. Contact Dave at 608-445-6423 or
Pete 608-712-3223
Volume discount. Will deliver. 608-609-
648 Food & drink
Full bushel $25.
Call Tom 608-279-2855

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650 FurniTure
BEDROOM SET- 4 Piece set includes
Dresser, Chest of Drawers, Queen Head-
board & Night Stand. Solid and well built,
very good condition. $500. for more infor-
mation call or text 608-575-5984.
652 GaraGe sales
EVANSVILLE 6622 N Crull Ct. Sept.
27-28, 8am-4pm. Lighted Christmas
houses, many NEW collectibles, Ridgid
saw, lawn mower, weed wacker, snow-
mobile helmet, wood table/chairs, Sony
stereo, toys, boys clothing, shoes NB-4T,
jewelry, adult clothes, shoes, purses,
home decor, books, unopened king sheet
set/bedskirt, mini refrigerators, more!
OREGON 785 Miller Dr. Friday, Sept
27, 8-5. Saturday, Sept. 28, 8-1. Retired
teacher/multi-family. Children's books
galore, teacher professional books,
teacher supplies, storage containers, oak
bedroom set, IKEA twin bed w/storage,
matching desk, couch, loveseat, oak 4
drawer file cabinet, soccer practice nets,
pool table, 19' boat trailer, 52" flat screen
TV, antiques: dresser, oval table, farm
decor & more, toys: Knex, legos, wom-
ens clothes 14-18, men m-xl, MUCH
STOUGHTON 1785 Lunde Circle, 9/26,
noon-7pm, 9/27, 7:30-5pm, 9/28, 7:30-
3pm. Stampin'Up decorations, party-sup-
plies, books, ping-pong-table, weights,
tent, adult/clothes.
STOUGHTON- 1924 Pleasant View Dr,
Thurs. Sept 26th 11am-3pm, Friday,
Sept 27, 8:30am-4pm. Furniture and
Antique Sale Only
STOUGHTON- 2558 Cty N Sept 26-28
9-6. Multifamily. See Craigslist
STOUGHTON- 3155 Giehler Dr Sept
26-27-28 8am-4pm. Huge Sale, some-
thing for everyone, men, women, kids,
even The Dog!
STOUGHTON 803 Devonshire Rd.
September 27, 10-4. Misc. household,
STOUGHTON- 984 Taylor Lane 9/26
3-7pm, 9/27 8-4pm, 9/28 8-11. See
VERONA 112 Edward Circle. Friday-
Saturday 8:00-3:00. 6 Press-back chairs,
china, toys, stainless-flatware, patio sets,
furniture, see Craigslist.
VERONA 200 Noel Way. Fri, 9/27 8am-
5pm; Sat, 9/28 8am-3pm. Wide variety of
items including projector screen, tripod,
numerous books, shelves, furniture and
recliner chair, carpet shampooer, artificial
palm tree and flowers, and other miscel-
laneous household items, office supplies,
kitchen items, toys and an American
Girl doll.
VERONA 2730 N Nine Mound Rd.
Moving/Garage Sale. Thursday-Friday,
Sept. 26-27 8am-4pm. Saturday, Sept.
28 8am-noon. Antiques, furniture,
appliances, household.
Fitchrona Rd. Sept 28 & 29, 9am-4pm.
Huge sale! Antiques, Victorian bed, Mill-
er mirrors, glassware, many Christmas
items, electric stove, canning equipment,
VERONA 815 Jenna Ct. Multi-family.
Golf clubs, cat carrier, floor lamp, quilt
rack, bedding, garden hose, T.V. stand,
household, electronics, crafts, plus-size
mens/womens, boys/girls clothes. Cash
only. Wed 1-5, Thurs-Fri 9-5, Saturday
664 lawn & Garden
3'-12' EVERGREEN & Shade Trees.
Pick up or Delivery! Planting Available!
DETLOR TREE FARMS 715-335-4444
666 mediCal & healTh suPPlies
ATTENTION SLEEP Apnea sufferers
with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP replace-
ment supplies at little or no cost. Plus
Free home delivery. Best of all, prevent
red skin sores & bacterial infection. 888-
797-4088 (wcan)
ATTENTION SLEEP Apnea sufferers
with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP replace-
ment supplies at little or no cost. Plus
Free home delivery. Best of all, prevent
red skin sores & bacterial infection. 888-
797-4088 (wcan)
MEDICAL GUARDIAN Top-rated medi-
cal alarm and 24/7 monitoring. For a
limited time, get free equipment, no
activation fees, no commitment, a 2nd
waterproof alert button for free and more.
Only $29.95 per month. 877-863-6622
Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal.
Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Thera-
peutic Jets. Less than 4 inch step-in.
Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American
made. Installation included. Call 888-
960-4522 for $750. off (wcan)
668 musiCal insTrumenTs
AMP: LINE 6 Spider IV 75 watt guitar
amp. Tons of built in effects, tuner, and
recording options. Like new, rarely used,
less than 2 years old. Asking $250 OBO.
call 608-575-5984
GUITAR: FENDER American made
Standard Stratocaster guitar. Tobacco
burst finish, mint condition. Includes
tremelo bar, straplocks, and custom fit-
ted Fender hard-shell case. Asking $950
OBO. Call 608-575-5984
672 PeTs
Cats and Kittens for adoption. Healthy,
friendly. 608-848-4174 www.Angels- Verona.
676 PlanTs & Flowers
PROFLOWERS SEND Bouquets for any
occasion! Birthday, Anniversary or Just
Because! Take 20% off your order over
$29! Go to
or call 877-592-7090 (wcan)
688 sPorTinG Goods
& reCreaTional
WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ATV's &
Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" NOW. Ameri-
can Marine & Motorsports Super Center,
Shawno. 866-955-2628 www.american- (wcan).
690 wanTed
24 hr. Response - TaX Deduction
United Breast Cancer FOUNDATION
Providing Free Mammograms
& Breast Cancer Info.
866-343-6603 (wcan)
692 eleCTroniCs
DIRECTV OVER 140 channels only
$29.99 a month. Call now! Triple Sav-
ings. $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade
to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!
Start saving today. 800-320-2429 (wcan)
DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/
month for 12 mos. & high Speed Inter-
net starting at $14.95/month. (where
available) SAVE! Ask about SAME DAY
Installation! CALL Now! 800-374-3940
SAVE ON Cable TV-Internet-Digital
Phone-Satellite. You've got A Choice!
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696 wanTed To Buy
TOP PRICES Any kind of scrap me
al Cars/Batteries/Farm Equipment Free
appliance pick-up Property Clean Out
Honest/Fully Insured/U Call-We Haul
WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.
We sell used parts.
Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
Edgerton, 608-884-3114.
705 renTals
ments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1
& 2 Bedroom Units available starting at
$695 per month, includes heat, water,
and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139
Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
Spacious 2 Bedroom in 8 Unit.
Off street parking, one cat okay. $640.
per month. 608-241-5626
ances included, A/C, garage, W/D hook-
up. No pets. Available Oct. 1 $565/
month. 608-276-0132
VERONA 2 Bedroom Apartment $690
in a small 24 unit building. Includes
heat, hot water, water & sewer, off-street
parking, fully carpeted, dishwasher and
coin operated laundry and storage in
basement. Convenient to Madison's west
side. Call KC at 608-273-0228 to view
your new home.
720 aParTmenTs
OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available
spring/summer. Great central location,
on-site or in-unit laundry, patio, dish-
washer and A/C. $700-$715/month. Call
Kelly at 608-255-7100 or visit www.ste-
1 Bed, 1 Bath, Appliances, A/C, Laundry,
Storage, $650./month. Heat included.
55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $695 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300
Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589
740 houses For renT
EVANSVILLE HOME 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
2 car garage. $1000/mo. Travis 815-
STOUGHTON AREA: 2 bdrm, 2 bath-
rooms, 2 car attached garage, very com-
fortable one story home, fenced back
yard, shared riding lawn mower, very
nice quiet neighborhood in rural subdivi-
sion between Madison and Stoughton.
Pets welcome. $1,100. Call Brady 608-
256-5282 or 608-576-2293
750 sToraGe sPaCes For renT
10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900
& Pontoon @ very low rates. Pick-up,
Delivery, Winterizing, We Do It All! Amer-
ican Marine, Schawano. 866-955-2628. (wcan)
Located behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
Oak Opening Dr. behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Call: 608-509-8904
Convenient location behind Stoughton
Clean-Dry Units
5x10 thru 12x25
Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
Call 608-424-6530 or
10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.

6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-206-2347
10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road
502 Commerce Pkwy.
10 X 5 - 10 X 30
24/7 Access/Security lit.
Short/long term leases
801 oFFiCe sPaCe For renT
North Industrial Park has office space for
rent .Utilities included. High speed internet
available. Reasonable rent. Call 873-8170
NORTH INDUSTRIAL Park has office
space for rent. Utilities included; high-
speed Internet available. Reasonable
rent. Call 873-8170.
1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities.
608-575-2211 or
500 sq ft, 2 room suite with signage.
Available October 1.
120 Janesville St.
Call 608-575-1128 Alice
820 misC. inVesTmenT
ProPerTy For sale
Harbor & Lake Medora, MI. 40 wooded
acres. $29,500 OBO. CFR taxes. Terms
available. More land available 715-478-
2085 (wcan)
Harbor & Lake Medora, MI. 80 wooded
acres. $69,500 OBO. Montreal River
runs through land. CFR taxes. Terms
available. More land available 715-478-
2085 (wcan)
840 Condos &
Townhouses For sale
2.5 bathrooms, garage, full basement,
deck, large yard. All appliances. Central air.
Abundant storage. Utilities paid by tenant.
References. Pets considered. Deposit is
$1200. 608-772-0234 Available October 1.
870 residenTial loTs
Oregon Hwy CC.
Call for new price list and availability.
Choose your own builder!

960 Feed, seed & FerTilizer
Bagged or bulk. Call 608-290-8994.
970 horses
16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI
980 maChinery & Tools
1 HC 1688 COMBINE with straw
chopper, 4600 hours, $17,000. 1 HC
1975 1800 truck, Cat diesel engine
500bu $3900, 1 HC 1971 1600 truck,
good newer twin hoist $1000, Woods
RM306 72- 3pt finishing mower $300,
Artways 325 feed mill.
WHEEL LOADER Giant MF 88 (lorain)
8V71 Detroit Engine, Allison automatic
trans, 30 ton gvwt, NEW Michelin 29.5
radial tires, LOW hours, GREAT CONDI-
TION $35,000 608-214-3196
990 Farm: serViCe
& merChandise
and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
Tractor-trailer drivers needed for the Walgreens Private
Fleet Operation based in Windsor, WI. Drivers make hand
deliveries to Walgreens stores within a regional area (WI,
IL, IA, MN, ND, SD). Workweek is Tues.-Sat. All drivers
must be willing & able to unload freight.
* Earn $21.25/hour (OT after 8 hours) or $0.4650/mile
* Full Beneft Pkg includes Life, Dental, Disability, &
Health Insurance with Prescription Card
* 401k Pension Program with Company Contribution
* Paid Holidays & Vacation
* Home every day except for occasional layover
Drivers must be over 24 years old, have 18 months tractor
trailer exp or 6 months T/T exp with a certifcate from an
accredited driving school and meet all DOT requirements.
Send resume to
or call CPC Logistics at 1-800-914-3755
Healthcare Employment
Dietitian (Clinical Team Lead): Full-time
clinical nutrition leadership opportunity
Information Systems Co-Coordinator:
Full-time I/S position
Clinic Practice Manager:
Full-time management opportunity
Foundation Director & Grant Writer:
Full-time salaried management position
To fnd out more detailed information about
all open positions and to apply, go to our
website at
Upland Hills Health
800 Compassion Way
Dodgeville, WI 53533
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Saturday. So far, "Henry's
Heroes" has 34 people, and
through this event, the fam-
ily aims to raise another
$4,500, Rash wrote in an
email to the Verona Press.
Elliot, 5, is especially
excited to have some of his
friends contribute.
They must put a lot of
trust in the people around
their son, Joanne points
out. A particularly stressful
time for them is when they
know he's doing something
I m at wor k know-
ing that hes in the pool
from 9:30 to 10:30, and
I've got my cellphone on
me, because you just dont
know, Joanne said.
But support from Hen-
ry's teachers is a blessing,
like when Joanne recalls
Henry's physical education
teacher acting fast one day
after class to ensure Henry's
blood sugar levels got back
to normal when they were
Of course, Henry's blood
sugar and insulin levels are
something always in his
parents' thoughts, but he's
starting to understand and
acknowledge his body' s
needs, too, through carb
counting and getting the
hang of using an insulin
He was exposed to some
of these habits while at a
weeklong overnight camp
in Hudson for children with
diabetes to learn, play and
have adult camp leaders
who all share the common
bond of a so-far incurable
Henry' s understanding
of the disease has come a
long way since he was first
diagnosed. He doesn't mind
going up in front of his
classmates at Sugar Creek
El ement ary School and
explaining why sometimes
he has to prick his finger
with a needle. And class-
mates have been receptive
and caring, but some still
have a lot to learn, Henry
explains, as some of his
peers have asked him if he's
No, you cant catch it
from other people, Henry
But there are times when
he doesn' t always fully
understand it, Joanne said,
like when he only gets a
half-bagel for snack when
others get a whole one.
Alas, he' s still a kid and
doesn' t like that he has
limitations when other kids
his age get to be relatively
"He st i l l can get sad
about having diabetes, but
most days are good," said
That's just part of the jour-
ney, Joanne says, and along
the way they hope to help
find a cure for diabetes.
Cure: Family still looking for donations and run/walkers to participate in fundraiser
Continued from page 1
Photos submitted
Henry (above) is active in swimming, soccer and Verona Area Community Theater.
Below, from left are Jesse Gabrielski, Joanne Rash, Henry and Elliot Gabrielski at their home off Jenna
How to help
Donate or join the walk:
Visit; go to Walk
for a Cure; search under
UW Health and Henrys
Heroes or Joanne Rash.
POlICe rePOrt
Information from Verona
police log books:
July 5
3:57 p.m. An irate caller
complained about a dead dog
that had been on the side of
the road on Verona Avenue
for multiple days. The animal
turned out to be a raccoon and
was properly disposed of.
6:11 p.m. A 44-year-
old woman was arrested
for domestic battery on the
100 block of Todd Street for
punching her 54-year-old
husband in the head around
20 times after he confronted
her about her drinking prob-
July 6
11:25 a.m. A caller report-
ed something near the BP gas
station on Kimball Lane mak-
ing a high-pitched screech-
ing noise. The clerk on shift
advised that the noise was
pigeons that had nested in
the roof.
10:20 p.m. Police respond-
ed to a verbal argument
between a mother and her son
on the 200 block of Park View
Lane because she had made
him come home instead of
letting him stay overnight at a
friends. The son was coun-
seled by police after swearing,
slamming doors and punching
his bedroom wall.
Kimberly Wethal