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Thursday, October 24, 2013 • Vol. 48, No. 22 • Verona, WI • Hometown USA • ConnectVerona.com • $1
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City of Verona
Bold library request spurs budget debate
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The battle that’s been quietly brewing over next year’s library budget has made its way to the Finance committee. Verona Public Library director Brian Simons’ call for as many as 11 new employees – about eight full-time equivalents – got strongly mixed reactions last week and is likely to become the most heavily discussed topic prior to the city’s publication of the budget Nov. 7. That audacious request has overshadowed presentations by the fire, police, public works and planning departments, all seeking additional staff hours, as well as plans to get
part-time administrative help. It’s hardly unusual for a city department to ask for more help than it expects to receive – that’s what allows elected officials to set priorities – but if all the Library Board’s wishes were granted, the city’s budget would rise by a half-million dollars in 2014 for the library funding alone and nearly double the city’s 2013 contribution. That would amount to a 7 percent increase on the tax bill, or about $100 per year on the average home. There’s been no argument that the Verona library is one of the shining examples of the city’s high service levels. After all, it
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After forum, planners still search for feedback
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If you missed Monday’s public forum on the downtown study, don’t worry. You can still give feedback on the latest draft plans for the future of the cit\]y’s downtown. About 30 residents looked over maps and diagrams and rated their support for various options after a 30-minute presentation Monday night at the Verona Senior Center. Those maps and feedback forms will be available online at the city’s website, said MSA planner Jason Valerius. Planners from MSA and the city explained how the city got to the latest version of the plan over the past several months, as
well as what features will be included in the final version. The purpose of the plan is to take a long-term view of Verona’s downtown, rather than cobbling it together bit by bit as a response to development proposals. That includes both traffic and redevelopment plans, as well as visual details. The latest plan shows a four-way signalized intersection at Main Street and Verona Avenue, with each direction featuring a mixed through/right-turn lane, a through lane and a left turn lane. Redevelopment opportunities at various sites include a mixture of commercial, mixed-use buildings and residential areas,
Santi Garrido (right) celebrates with teammates during a Youth Football game in seventh grade in 2011. Garrido was supposed to be on the Verona Area High School freshmen football team this year, but he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, which he is currently undergoing chemotherapy for and will have a surgery in mid-November. Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor
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It didn’t take long for the Verona freshman football team to show its support of friend and teammate Santi Garrido. Before the season started, Garrido was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg. That Aug. 6 diagnosis meant chemotherapy and an eventual surgery (scheduled for mid-November) and missing out on the entire season. So the team – with several players who have known him as far back
as youth football in third grade or even earlier – came up with an idea to show he was a part of the group: They each wore wrist bandages with Garrido’s initials at the Sept. 20 game against Madison Memorial. The players made sure it was within the rules and made it happen before coaches Andy Kruger or John Campbell even knew about it. Garrido, feeling a little better Monday after a rough couple of weeks, smiled as he reflected on that moment while lying on his couch. “They have been all cool with it
since they knew,” he said. “Verona is really tight. … Everyone was like, we really needed Garrido on the field.” That only reinforced his motivation to be able to play again by next season. He’s already thinking about training as he finishes his initial treatment, which is nine weeks, depending on how well he feels and the blood counts after chemotherapy sessions. And he’s been coming to practice and watching games as much as his
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Left: Parent volunteer Scot Junge helps Seamus Sidney put his name on his circumference measurement. Above: Anthony Diaz carries his pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
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Surprise pumpkin patch at NCS Harvest Fest
School hosted its annual Harvest Festival Friday, and kids were surprised with a pumpkin patch in the school’s front yard to begin the day. The festival lasted from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and allowed kids an opportunity to play with dirt and pumpkins while also teaching sons. The children first made “wormeries,” or small worm habitats. Teachers and parent volunteers gave children information on the concept of growing worms and how that relates to composting. Students also had the kin out of the pumpkin patch and measure its circumference and weight. After they had their measurements, they placed “pumpkin tickets” on two graphs, one for circumference and one for weight, allowing them to see the relationship between the
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Lower right: Audrey Junge and Wynston Ly Tong-Pao work togethNew Century Charter them math and science les- opportunity to pick a pump- measurements. Then, kids er while measuring the circumference of their pumpkins.
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Verona Area School District
Board passes technology check-out policy
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The Verona Area School Board passed a policy Monday that would allow students to take technology devices such as iPads or Chromebooks home with them from the classroom. The policy comes as the district expands the technology it uses in classrooms, specifically in the new Exploration Academy high school, which will be the only school to use the technology policy for now. “We’re going to start small, if they feel there’s a readiness level or some specific circumstances … to bring those forward,” said district technology director Betty Wottreng. “Right now we’re looking at Exploration Academy as
being our first run.” The policy will offer parents a chance to pay a $20 fee that would limit their liability to $100 for the first incident if the device is damaged or lost while it’s outside of the school. Parents would also have the option to opt out of the fee, but would then have to cover the entire cost to repair the device in the case of damage. Board member Joanne Gauthier worried about parents who would not want the devices brought home, but eventually the group agreed finding out the scope of that issue will be part of the experimental process this policy goes through in its first year. “What steps will be taken if a parent says ‘I don’t want this at home?’ How is
each teacher going to know that’s what’s happened?” Gauthier said. Wottreng and the board decided to add options to a web portal that is currently being built offering parents the option to either pay the fee, not pay the fee but have the device and be liable for damage or refuse to have the device sent home. While only the Exploration Academy will use the policy this fall, Wottreng said middle schools might use it second semester. Regardless of what happens this year, she and superintendent Dean Gorrell said the need will only continue to grow. “There will come a day in the not-too-distant future where there will be more devices that will be mobile and have the opportunity to
go home, and if we have the opportunity for a dry run… I don’t think that’s a bad thing,” Gorrell said. The policy passed unanimously.
Open Enrollment numbers
Gorrell gave the board the final third Friday attendance count in the district, including a summary of open enrollment. The district has 257 total students open enrolling into VASD, and 115 open enrolling out, including 65 new students this year. However, Gorrell noted that 50 of the 65 new open enrollment out students have never attended a VASD school, meaning their families have recently moved but wanted to continue their
schooling where they had been previously. VASD business manager Chris Murphy said the district should expect to see a continued increase in open enrolling out students due to changes in the laws and a larger window to request open enrollment. “We still have a big positive net, but that increase definitely went up this year. With what we’re seeing in the way the laws are and the window being bigger, I think that’s something that we’ll continue to see,” Murphy said, adding that open enrollment revenue is always on a year-to-year basis and used for one-time expenditures.
The board voted to increase pay for substitute teachers in the district from $102 per day to $112. VASD director of human services Jason Olson noted the average among Dane County school districts is $110.73, so the district had trouble finding subs at certain points this year. The $112 rate is on par with Middleton and McFarland, and Murphy said the increase could cost the district up to around $70,000.
Substitute teacher pay
The board also approved the schedule for planning the 2014-15 budget. The citizens’ budget meeting will be June 3, 2014 and the budget hearing and annual meeting will take place Aug. 18, 2014.
City of Verona
Fire station group to pick project manager
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Planning for a new fire station is under way, but it apparently won’t begin in earnest until a project manager has been hired by the city. The city’s ad hoc Public Safety facilities committee hopes to interview and a select a project manager by the end of this month, but it still needs to narrow down a list of potential candidates. At a meeting last week, the group voted to have city staff trim a list of six candidates who responded to a request for proposals for the project manager position. The city has already hired Five Bugles of Eau Claire to serve as the architect for the project; however, Steve Gausman of Five Bugles told the committee that the company would like to have a project manager for the city on board soon so they can work together before the construction phase starts. “I would like to get them on board as soon as possible,” Gausman said. Having a project manager is new territory for Verona,
which had the public works director oversee construction of its last major municipal building, Verona City Center. The PM’s job is to oversee the details that go into the construction of the new station. There are several ways the contract with the construction management company could be structured, but in general, the construction manager oversees the contracts for the project and makes sure the work meets the city’s standards, Gausman said. The idea is to keep the financial aspects of the project transparent and keep construction companies on schedule. When public works director Ron Rieder oversaw construction of Verona City Center, the job was time-consuming. The committee has informally recommended hiring an outside construction manager for the fire station project, something that the Common Council first discussed last year. The committee received six proposals for the project manager position for the fire station project.
Four companies – Findorff, Kraus-Anderson, Tri-North and Vogel Bros. – would provide a project manager and a construction superintendent who is onsite during construction. Two smaller firms – Fish and Associates and Homan Construction – would have the construction manager also serve as the superintendent for the project. Some committee members had concerns about the smaller companies being able to handle the workload of the fire station project in addition to other jobs. Costs for the construction manager fees ranged from $70,000 to $280,000, based on an estimated $7 million project. However, several firms were unclear about what items would be reimbursed and what costs were covered under the construction management fee. City administrator Bill Burns planned to get more information about the reimbursable costs for each firm before the next committee meeting, at 4 p.m. Oct. 29.
Founder: Michael’s closed for winter, could reopen
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Michael’s Frozen Custard closed its doors Oct. 12 for the winter, and possibly for good after more than 25 years in Verona. Michael’s CEO and founder Michael Dix told the Verona Press Wednesday he has put the property up for sale and is “feeling out the market” during the winter. “If somebody’s going to want to do something they’re probably going to buy it in winter and open in
spring,” said Dix, who cited a focus on developing more in the Madison area as his reason for looking to sell. If it hasn’t sold by spring, however, Dix said he would expect to reopen the restaurant around March 15. The fast food and frozen custard spot came to the city in 1987, and for years it was the hottest spot around town for families, kids and anyone just passing by. In the past two decades, however, places such as Culver’s, McDonald’s, Chocolate Shoppe and Dairy Queen have moved in, along with the upcoming
opening of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, adding to the fast food and dessert competition in the area. Dix said there has so far been “a lot of interest” in the location, including from Taco Bell and other restaurants. The restaurant building is selling along with the house property next door, at 407409 W. Verona Ave., for a total of one acre, said John Walsh, who is in charge of the property for Lee and Associates. The current asking price is $595,000, he said.
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Hometown USA moniker fits city
I never thought much about Verona’s moniker, “Hometown USA,” in my first dozen or so years as a teacher and counselor in the Verona Area School District. Then, on July 27, 2012, we moved into a house where we can see the lights of the VAHS football field from our back windows. I have appreciated Hometown USA every day since. In the past year, we have biked to various locations for coffee and ice cream cones, Miller’s for groceries, Rhapsody for classes, the library for their summer reading program, and everywhere from Eagles Nest to Verona Beach for the Verona Recreation Department’s summer park program. We’ve walked to catch the Iron Man, eat out, watch VAHS and Badger Middle School sports and theatre productions, and to see my husband’s band when it played at Harriet Park’s concert series. As much as we appreciate the convenience of our location and its amenities, it’s the heartbeat of Verona that has touched us. The park behind our house has provided endless opportunities to play and converse with friendly neighbors and passers-by. Last December, we put a Little Free Library in our front yard, and within months, it was, and still is, self-sustaining. Last spring, we felt the warm embrace of the Verona Area Community Theater family when our son participated in one of their spring productions. Our son told us yesterday that his Kindergarten teacher at Country View makes things so fun that students don’t even know they’re learning. And, since school started, we’ve been exchanging anonymous greetings with another bike-commuter who crosses our path. My son honks his horn, and she shouts, “Good morning!” How exciting that our son will forever know Hometown USA as his hometown. We are grateful to the residents, business owners, school employees, government workers and politicians who give of themselves to make Verona a friendly, affordable, and safe place to raise a family, and an excellent location to receive a public education. Tammy Holtan Arnol City of Verona
Letters to the editor
Thanks for sharing different opinions
I would like to thank Mr. Menamin for his opinion letter last week and his many letters he has submitted over the years. His strong opinions have been invaluable to me in teaching my boys how a set of circumstances can be viewed so differently by individuals. Glad we all have the ability to relay those opinions, no matter how irrational they may appear, as often as we would like without repercussions. Last week’s letter was particularly helpful.
very year, state golf is two days of walking University Ridge Golf Course – lined Greg Hoppe with colorful trees and rolling City of Verona hills – while the golfing community follows each swing and putt. And yet, most years, between the smiles, tears and trophy presentations, something is missing. Something seems off as girls are being mobbed by friends, famThursday, October 24, 2013 • Vol. 48, No. 22 ily and media, USPS No. 658-320 when cameras Periodical Postage Paid, Verona, WI and additional offices. click and cheers Published weekly on Thursday by the Unified Newspaper Group, erupt from the A Division of Woodward Communications, Inc. POSTMASTER: Send Address Corrections to gallery. Iozzo The Verona Press, 133 Enterprise Drive, Verona, WI 53593. Is it because Phone: 608-845-9559 several ranked teams throughFAX: 608-845-9550 out the season weren’t there? e-mail: email@example.com Could it be that many girls who ConnectVerona.com had averages worthy of a state This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. tournament were either in street clothes walking with the galleries instead of challenging the field? General manager News For the past 10 years, this has David Enstad Jim Ferolie been normal for teams in the firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Badger South, Badger North and Advertising Sports Big Eight for both the girls and Donna Larson Jeremy Jones boys. It carries a danger of teaching golfers that hard work doesn’t firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com always pay off. Classifieds Website Where is the reward when playKathy Woods Victoria Vlisides ers who shoot lower than firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com thirds of the other golfers miss state? Circulation Reporters This girls golf season had the Carolyn Schultz Scott Girard, Bill Livick, Anthony Iozzo, No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 8 and firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Ignatowski, Scott De Laruelle No. 10 teams in the state. This means there were no more than Unified Newspaper Group, a division of two ranked teams in any other sectional. Woodward Communications,Inc. I am not arguing that other A dynamic, employee-owned media company teams in the state shouldn’t have a Good People. Real Solutions. Shared Results. chance. They should. But it’s not fair for some girls to never make state simply because they play in the toughest sectional every year. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER Look at this year’s girls golf ASSOCIATION state tournament and the slow play. There were hour-long SUBSCRIPTION RATES waits on the turn in day one and 30-minute waits on day two. One Year in Dane Co. & Rock Co. . . . . . . $37 That was because of slower One Year Elsewhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45 play by teams with significantly Verona Press higher averages than the ranked Oregon Observer • Stoughton Courier Hub field.
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It was even worse in Division 2, where Madison Edgewood – ranked with D1 schools all year – won by 21 strokes and had 50 strokes on the third-place finisher. Edgewood’s score would have been fifth in Division 1. While it is great that teams from around the state have a chance to make the field, there’s something wrong when the sectional is more difficult to win than state itself. Sure, rankings are subjective, but it is no fluke that the Madison West sectional had the best teams in the state. These teams battled it out all season in different tournaments and posted low scores on difficult golf courses all year. While there can be a plus-or-minus based on who is voting, there should be no question whether these teams deserved their ranking. That sectional had some tough stories this year. No. 4 Stoughton, for instance, would have made state in four other sectionals based on its score, but it missed out by five strokes. Individual qualifiers are even more of a problem. Verona’s Jessica Reinecke and Stoughton’s Becky Klongland both made state out of the Madison West sectional, which was expected with their low scoring averages. But that left only one other spot open for a state berth in that sectional. Oregon’s Morgan McCorkle missed state, and based on her score, she would have made the cut in two different sectionals this year – Hartford Union and La Crosse Central. McCorkle was tied for 29th at state when Oregon went as a team in 2011 but never had an opportunity to get back. There have been several ideas floating around to fix this, but it’s not as easy as simply breaking up ranked teams at the end of the year. The WIAA groups teams based on region to reduce travel, and the logistics of making a change are extremely difficult. Golf courses need to be reserved, which is why groupings are out before the
season even starts. The WIAA could guess and split up teams, but that could backfire. And some years, that would mean sending teams to the Milwaukee or far north courses. But there are two other ideas I can get excited for – reducing divisions and creating a wildcard qualifying system. Some believe that going back to one division, at least in girls golf, could help. There would be more qualifiers and there would be more regionals, reducing the chance of having several ranked teams in one tournament. But smaller schools would likely lose out. A school with 300 students has a more difficult time building a program than one with 1,500. Something must be done, however to avoid rewarding mediocrity. Talent rises, and hard work should pay off in the end. If a school, regardless of its size, puts in the effort and starts junior golf programs, it will be able to have quality teams via for a state berth most years. As for individuals, wildcards appear to be the best option. If you reduce the number of automatic qualifiers and allow a wildcard selection based on season average for the rest of the field, then add sectional scores as a tiebreaker, there would be no question of who deserves what. The best golfers would go to state. Period. Maybe these ideas – based on conversations with coaches and media in the state – aren’t the answer, but spreading awareness of this problem is important. Left unchecked, this system will continue to leave deserving athletes off the state golf courses. I hope the WIAA realizes that something must be done to make sure those who deserve the rewards are the ones receiving it. Anthony Iozzo has been covering high school golf for four years with Unified Newspaper Group and two years before that at the Wisconsin State Journal.
October 24, 2013
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Seniors helping seniors
Four Verona Area High School seniors visited the Verona Senior Center Oct. 10 to teach seniors about using Chromebooks as part of a semesterlong volunteering opportunity. Classes are at the senior center and the Verona Public Lbrary through the fall. The next class takes place Oct. 28 at the library and will cover iPad basics. Each session is limited to 10 participants to allow for one-on-one education. The program is funded through a Verona Area School District Innovation Grant awarded to the students and staff.
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DEA take-back initiative Oct. 26 collects unused medications
The Verona Police Department will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host its first National Prescription Drug Take-Bake Initiative on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Verona Police Department. The Take-Back aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. On the above date, the Verona Police Department will accept unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drug medication which you may find in your medicine cabinet, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers. Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high--more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. For safety reasons, we will not accept sharps, inhalers, or anything under pressure. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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Continued from page 1 some as high as three stories. Space for off-street parking is also planned. Off-street parking is one of the items that is planned for short-term intersection fixes. Long-term plans would require the removal of several buildings to increase space for the traffic upgrades. Valerius said the diagrams and maps show areas for potential redevelopment, and he emphasized that in no way do they guarantee those changes would occur. “None of these ideas are likely to be accurate predictions of what’s going to happen because this is going to happen by a private-sector initiative,” Valerius said. “These are just ideas for what could happen.” Valerius said the redevelopment would likely occur after a couple decades, and the ideas in the plan could serve as guidelines if people see something they like. Valerius acknowledged that the city could take a role in encouraging some projects, possibly through the use of tax-increment financing and/or the purchase of properties. The feedback collected Monday and throughout this week will be reviewed and presented to the study’s steering committee in November. A final version will be sent to the city’s Plan Commission and Common Council for review and adoption by January or February.
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Senior runner Ben Feller was mistakenly referred to as former Oregon High School cross country athlete Luke Fuller on page nine of the last week’s Verona Press . The Press regrets the error.
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Child Development Story Time
Learn how to enhance your child’s language skills through reading at a story time from 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the library. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions about their child’s development during this story time led by therapists from Communication Innovations Pediatric Therapy Services. The program is for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. businesses in a “taste of” format. Patrons will purchase a punch ticket allowing for one stop at each table per member-business. Tickets, priced at $25, will be available to the public in advance and at the door. For information, call 8455777 or email kcurtis@veronawi. com. 877-462-7979. The Madison Mud Run, the annual run for adults, is Oct. 27 and will have race-day registration available for $70. Go to racedayeventsllc. com/?q=node/4 for more info. Both events are held at Festival Park, 111 Lincoln Ave.
ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 allsaints-madison.org Pastor Rich Johnson 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship times THE CHURCH IN FITCHBURG 2833 Raritan Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711 (608) 271-2811 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 • memorialucc.org Phil Haslanger GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA (608) 271-6633 Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Way SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Worship West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 & 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship LIVING HOPE CHURCH At the Verona Senior Center 108 Paoli St. • (608) 347-3827 livinghopeverona.com, firstname.lastname@example.org SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 MBCverona.org Lead pastor: Jeremy Scott SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship REDEEMER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 102 N. Franklin Ave., Verona Pastor Dwight R. Wise (608) 848-1836 www.redeemerbiblefellowship.org SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 • rlcverona.org Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Pastor: Jacob Haag THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Service ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC PARISH 301 N. Main St., Verona (608) 845-6613 Stchristopherverona.com Fr. William Vernon, pastor SATURDAY 5 p.m. Sunday Vigil, St. Andrew, Verona SUNDAY 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli 9 and 11 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona Daily Mass: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 427 S. Main Street, Verona (608) 845-6922 www.stjamesverona.org Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter Narum 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 SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 502 Mark Dr., Verona, WI Phone: (608) 845-7315 Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry www.salemchurchverona.org 9 a.m. 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 SPRINGDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA 2752 Town Hall Road (off County ID) (608) 437-3493 springdalelutheran.org Pastor: Jeff Jacobs SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Communion Worship SUGAR RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 N. Franklin St., Verona (608) 845-5855 email@example.com, sugarriverumc.org Pastor: Gary Holmes SUNDAY 9:00 & 10:30 Contemporary worship with children’s Sunday school. Refreshments and fellowship are between services. WEST MADISON BIBLE CHURCH 2920 Hwy. M, Verona, WI 53593 Sunday (nursery provided in a.m.) 9:15 a.m. - Praise and worship 10:45 - Sunday School (all ages) 6 p.m. - Small group Bible study ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST – Located at Hwy. 92 & Ct. Road G, Mount Vernon (608) 832-6677 for information Pastor: Brad Brookins SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST – At Hwy. 69 and PB, Paoli (608) 845-5641 Rev. Sara Thiessen SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship
Can you really clean pennies with Coke? Is it safe to drink soda and eat pop rocks? Explore urban legends in this Mythbusters-style program from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the library. Recommended for ages 6-10.
Wine and Dine
The Verona Chamber of Commerce is planning the seventh annual Verona Wine and Dine benefiting the Verona Food Pantry, scheduled for Thursday evening, Oct. 24 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, wine and cheese and other beverages from member restaurants/
The Verona Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a prescription drug and medication drop-off event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Verona Police Department (111 Lincoln St.). If you are unable to attend, there is a drop-off site in Verona available throughout the year at Hometown Pharmacy (202 South Main St.) during regular business hours - from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
From 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, head to the library’s Community Room to learn more about some neat technology workshops and have some fun while students from the Verona Area High School provide hands on instruction.
Preschool Halloween Party
Kids up through age five and their caregivers are invited to come in costume to the library and dance to some favorite kids’ tunes from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30. Treats will be provided.
Registration is now open for the Tri-4 Schools Youth Mud Run (ages 3-17) Oct. 26 in Verona. Race day registration is $30. Register online at tri4schools.com or register by calling IMAthlete Customer Support at
Getting to Know Medicare
Join Jesse Grutz, a Wisconsinlicensed insurance agent, from 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Verona Public Library, to learn the ins-and-outs of Medicare.
• 10:30 a.m., Child development story time, library, 845-7180 • 2-3 p.m., Urban legends program, library, 845-7180 • 5:30 p.m., The Verona Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual “Verona Wine and Dine,” Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 845-5777. • 7-9:30 p.m., Open Mic with Jim White, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800
Thursday, Oct. 24
• 6-7 p.m., iPad basics, library, 845-7180 • 10-11 a.m., Preschool Halloween dance party, library, 845-7180 • 6:30-8:30 p.m., “Getting to know Medicare,” library, 845-7180 • 5-8 p.m., Trick-or-treating in the cities of Verona and Fitchburg will be from 5-8 p.m. • 5:30-7 p.m., Trick-or-treating, Four Winds Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehab at 303 S. Jefferson St.
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• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Prescription drug and medication drop-off, Verona Police Department, 111 Lincoln St. • 7-9:30 p.m., Tony Graham, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800 Saturday, Nov. 2 • 9 a.m., Halloween Tri-4 Schools Youth Mud Run, • 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m., Food pantry volunteer sorting, 877-462-7979 130 N. Franklin, vanncares.org • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Library of the Year Celebration, Monday, Oct. 28 Verona Public Library, 845-7180 • 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive, Verona Public Library, 500 Silent St. Sunday, Nov. 3 • 6:30 p.m., Finance committee, City Center • 6 p.m., Dinner and meeting for grieving a loved one, • 7 p.m., Common Council, City Center St. James Lutheran Church, 845-6922
Saturday, Oct. 26
The Value of Fasting
There are lots of good reasons to limit our intake of food, ranging from health and financial reasons to emotional and spiritual benefits. An ancient idea that has recently gained traction is the practice of fasting. Instead of trying to limit one’s calories each and every day, some scientists are proposing the idea of AlternateDay Fasting or ADF. ADF regimens typically allow the person (or animal, lots of experiments have been done using rats and mice) to eat whatever he or she wants one day and then requires them to fast or consume a very limited number of calories the next day. More research needs to be done, but preliminary findings are promising, suggesting that ADF may reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Some are even suggesting we could live longer if we followed an ADF regimen. But, how might such a regimen benefit us emotionally and spiritually? Fasting and self-mortification can obviously be taken to extremes where they become unhealthy and even life-threatening. But, most of us suffer from the opposite problem: we are too self-indulgent. Delayed gratification and a sense of accomplishment is one of the byproducts of a successful fast. Eating can bring momentary pleasure but controlling one’s appetites gives a deeper sense of lasting joy. – Christopher Simon via Metro News Service “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting.” Matthew 6: 16
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Wednesday, Oct. 23 10 p.m. – Mail Fraud at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Fitchburg Singers at Senior Center Thursday, Oct. 24 7 a.m. – Mail Fraud at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Fitchburg Singers at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – Homecoming at Senior Center 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. – Sally Matts Healy Historical Society Friday, Oct. 25 7 a.m. – Homecoming at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Health Care at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 8:30 p.m. - Health Care at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Mail Fraud at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Fitchburg Singers at Senior Center Saturday, Oct. 26 8 a.m. – Common Council from 10-1413 11 a.m. - Health Care at Senior Center 1 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 4:30 p.m. – Sally Matts Healy Historical Society 6 p.m. – Common Council from 10-1413 9 p.m. - Health Care at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Sally Matts Healy Historical Society 11 p.m. - Fitchburg Singers at Senior Center Sunday, Oct. 27 7 a.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 9 a.m. – Resurrection Church 10 a.m. - Salem Church Service Noon - Common Council from 10-1413 3 p.m. - Health Care at Senior Center 4:30 p.m. - Sally Matts Healy Historical Society 6 p.m. – Common Council from 10-1413 9 p.m. - Health Care at Senior Center 10 p.m. – Sally Matts Healy Historical Society 11 p.m. - Fitchburg Singers at Senior Center Monday, Oct. 28 7 a.m. – Homecoming at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Health Care at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 7 p.m. – Common Council Live 9 p.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 10 p.m. – Mail Fraud at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Fitchburg Singers at Senior Center Tuesday, Oct. 29 7 a.m. – Mail Fraud at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Fitchburg Singers at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – Homecoming at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Resurrection Church 8 p.m. - Words of Peace 9 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. - Sally Matts Healy Historical Society Wednesday, Oct. 30 7 a.m. – Homecoming at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. – Health Care at Senior Center 5 p.m. – Common Council from 10-1413 7 p.m. - Capital City Band 8 p.m. – Health Care at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Mail Fraud at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Fitchburg Singers at Senior Center Thursday, Oct. 31 7 a.m. – Mail Fraud at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. – Fitchburg Singers at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – Homecoming at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. – Chatting with the Chamber
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A new place for “wellness-minded people” opened last month in Verona, and offers a wide range of practices within its space. Therapeutic Bodywork and Movement, located in Suite 109B at 161 Horizon Dr. (next to The Fifth Quarter), is owned by Jennifer Getz, who lives in Verona with her family. Her studio, which opened Sept. 3, offers space to “independent contractors” to use for teaching their classes, which include yoga, tai chi, personal training and massage therapy. She allows each instructor to run their own business. “A lot of studios have a focus,” she said, mentioning yoga or pilates as examples. “But there aren’t a lot of places you can go that are all in one.” Getz said she prefers “instructors who are committed” to the area,
generally only offering six-month or longer leases, with a few exceptions. The renters include experienced instructors who brought clientele with them as well as people “building from the ground up,” who are working to grow their client base. Paul Mross, a yoga instructor, has taught yoga for 13 years but is excited to bring his class to Verona, where he previously had no presence. “I do a lot of rural yoga classes, and I think trying to get access to yoga is really important,” he said. He said TBM first attracted him because of Getz’s concept of bringing many different therapeutic practices to the area. “I think the whole concept of what she’s trying to do is great,” he said. “Verona doesn’t really have a strong presence for yoga specifically, and I think it’s going to be a good thing for the community.”
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Address: 161 Horizon Drive Suite 109B Website: tbmverona. com Phone: 608-215-3517 Hours: Varying by instructor Pratices: Yoga, T’ai Chi, massage, personal training, pilates Getz and the renters are also working toward holding “community nights” four to six times a year at which instructors will offer minicourses at a discount, with Photo by Scott Girard the money going to charities Instructor Jill Beuning leads a yoga class during TBM’s open house. She is one of many instructors around the area. renting space in the studio.
Driftmier wins design awards
New vet aims to stay ‘True’
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Cathy Driftmier of Driftmier Design LLC in Verona recently won four design awards at a nonprofit trade association award show. Driftmier was recognized at the 2013 National Kitchen and Bath Association Wisconsin/ Upper Michigan Chapter “Dreams to Reality” design awards competition. She took first place in the “bathrooms greater than 100-square feet” category and second place in the “bathrooms less than 100-square feet” and “kitchens less than 150-square feet” categories. She earned an honorable mention for her midsized kitchen design. The winning entries can be seen on the Driftmier Design Facebook page.
True Veterinary Care opened two months ago in Verona, and veterinarian Sarah Kalstrup wants to be sure to stay “true” to the company name. “I want to be honest, I want to listen to people,” she said, adding that veterinary decisions must be made for both the animal and the family. “I hate… when (vets) try and talk like they’re above you.” Kalstrup said it was “time for me to do my own thing” after working at a series of clinics since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison vet school nine years ago. That “own thing” involves also staying true to
the community around her, with the office featuring paintings of animals from a local artist, blinds from a Verona company and working together with other vet clinics already in the area. “Whenever we can we use local,” Kalstrup, who lives in Monticello, said. Kalstrup has enjoyed working with the other local vet clinics in the area, saying that while they can provide plenty of care at her clinic, the emergency clinic might be better suited for certain situations and that other clinics may specialize in exotic animals that she does not. “There’s no reason to be in competition,” she said. “There’s plenty of pets in this area. I love working with my local vets.”
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Continued from page 7 Kalstrup highlighted two important roles the design of the exam rooms plays, including allowing floor space for dogs, which “don’t like to be on a table,” and the benches allowing for conversation between her and her clients, rather than her “towering over” in an almost intimidating fashion. “I will talk to you,” she said. “I will sit next to you and talk.” The clinic currently employs two technicians, Christine and Nicki, and plans to add another employee soon to help with general office tasks such as answering phone calls or scheduling, which all three current employees do now. “We do everything here,” Kalstrup said. The clinic will hold an open house Oct. 26 from 1-4 p.m. featuring food and
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A new auto parts store opened in Verona Oct. 18, bringing a years-long saga involving the property to a conclusion. The nearly 7,000 square foot Advance Auto Parts store is new to Verona, with the closest previous location for the business in Stoughton. Years ago, the lot was home to the Grandview Motel, but since that was torn down it has seen prospective tenants come and go, including a bank. The area also sat as an empty lot for years, which led to people leaving cars and other items for sale on the property until the city council passed an ordinance banning that practice. Construction workers broke ground on the facility around May, and it took
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Advance Auto Parts opened its new location at 512 W. Verona Ave. Friday.
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AnchorBank completes recapitalization
Anchor BankCorp Wisconsin Inc. – with an office in Verona – announced last month that it has completed its previously announced $175 million recapitalization. “We have been aggressively working for four years to get to this point, and we’re proud that the recapitalization effort is now complete, positioning AnchorBank for a full return to profitability and growth,” Chris Bauer, president and CEO for Anchor Bank said in a news release. The recapitalization process took less than 60 days and capital levels now exceed the thresholds for a “well capitalized” bank under applicable regulatory guidelines and are among the highest capital ratios of banks in Wisconsin, according to the release.
Auntie Em’s Botique store to close Oct. 26
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Nameth takes runner-up at conference
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Verona’s No. 1 doubles team of senior Marissa Wilson and junior Steph Keryluk celebrate their opening-round win over Burlington at Thursday’s WIAA Division 1 state tennis tournament with head coach Mark Happel (left) and assistant coach Nancy Platto. Wilson and Keryluk advanced all the way to the round of 16 before falling to Kettle Moraine junior Reynolds and senior Maddie Strunsee 6-1, 6-0.
Sweet 16 for Wilson, Keryluk
Doubles team wins twice to make to round of 16
Given a second chance during her final prep tennis season, Verona senior Marissa Wilson wasn’t about to squander the opportunity. While Wilson and her partner junior Steph Keryluk weren’t a team a lot of people were expecting much from, the duo with something to prove, went on to advance all the way to the round of 16 at the WIAA Division 1 individual state tennis tournament. “I think we proved ourselves after getting in as special qualifiers,” Wilson said. “We got a lot farther than I thought we would.” Keryluk trusted that the Wildcats
1 doubles team would reach state shortly after she and Wilson were put together. “We work really well together and feed off one another’s energy,” she said. “So I feel like (head coach Mark) Happel and (assistant coach Nancy) Platto kind of figured from the beginning of the season we would make it here.” Burlington and Badger entered the state as the top two seeds from the Lake Geneva sectional, and special qualifier Verona ended the seasons of both teams. Wilson and Keryluk (13-10) opened the tournament, defeating Burlington seniors Olivia Lueck and Alli Zeman 6-0, 7-5 on Thursday. The win advanced Verona into the second round, where they faced a Badger doubles team of juniors Joanie Williams and Andrea Chironis that hadn’t lost a match all season. That is until Keryluk and Wilson
found a way to dig themselves out of a 4-1 hole in the second set to take the match 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. “This team has been streaky all year,” Happel said. “They can rattle off five or six in a row just as easy as they can give them back.” The second-round win secured a second team all-state spot for the second straight year for Verona. Wilson and Keryluk finally saw their season come to an end Friday afternoon, falling 6-1, 6-0 to Kettle Moraine junior Haley Reynolds and senior Maddie Strunsee (27-8). While Wilson had played the same team earlier in the season with a different partner (Anna Maria Hadjiev), she said, “I don’t really remember too much from the previous match, but I would have to say they were definitely better than I remember.” Happel was quick to put things in perspective, even if his doubles team wasn’t quite ready.
“If you had told those two that they were going to be second team All-State 48 hours ago, they would have probably been giddy,” he said. “It’s tough to lose your final match like that, but Kettle Moraine was just on fire. “I talked to the Kettle Moraine coach, who I’ve known for a long time and he said it’s the best he’s ever seen them play. That’s hard to deal with. They weren’t missing anything.” Top-seeded twins Shelby and Tilly Chorney (19-1) lived up to their billing, becoming the first area doubles team since Annie Nelson and Emily Appen in 1994 to win a state title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory against senior Mardee Merar and freshman Katya Mikhailanko (32-2). Verona also saw one of its two singles players advance through the
Junior Ryan Nameth ran to a runner-up finish at the Big Eight Conference meet for the second straight year Saturday at Rockport Park in Janesville. Nameth, who has yet to be Madison West junior Olin Hacker head to head finished three seconds behind his rival, in 15 minutes, 26 seconds. “I was happy to set a new PR, but I was trying to win the race,” Nameth said. Wildcats head coach Randy Marks meanwhile said, “Ryan has progressed despite his five months of lost training last winter and spring,” he said. “He has closed the gap on Olin and still has a shot at a state title. “I am sure he would have rather won the Big Eight title but we can’t control how other people run. We can only control ourselves, and I believe he is doing very well at that.” Hacker’s finish, along with the Regents placing all five varsity scorers in the top 18, was enough to help the Regents defend their conference title with a team score of 47. Trailing the Regents by nine points through three runners, Madison La Follette (49) fell just short of West, even though the Lancers’ fourth and fifth runners actually placed ahead of their Regent counterparts. Verona finished a distant third overall as a team with 92 points – 43 behind Madison La Follette, but well ahead of fourth place Middleton (139). Senior Luke Waschbusch ran his way on to his first Big Eight All-Conference team,
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Rough second half ends Cats’ season
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It was all over in a flash. That is what senior quarterback John Tackett and the rest of the Verona Area High School varsity football seniors thought following Friday’s 38-21 loss to Madison West in week 9. The loss not only ended Verona’s season (4-5), but it also ended a streak of nine straight playoff berths that went from 20042012. “It has flown by. I have been playing with these guys since fourth grade. It is crazy. I am never going to play a down with those guys again,” Tackett said. “It is definitely hard moving on.” It didn’t always look like the Wildcats would be returning their equipment early during the game. Verona held a 14-6 lead at halftime – holding the Regents to 134 yards of total offense and picking up 148 on the ground alone – but that changed quickly in the third quarter.
After a fumble by junior running back Case Baio, West just needed three plays to score. Senior quarterback Adrien Reilly found senior wide receiver Christian Graf on a 20-yard touchdown pass. Reilly followed that up with a pass to senior wide receiver Malik Clements for the 2-point conversion to tie the game at 14. Verona junior running back Eric Schmid then followed the next drive with three runs of 34 yards to bring the ball to the West 46-yard line, but Tackett was picked off on the next play. Again, it only took three plays for West to score as Reilly found senior wide receiver Terrell McFadden for a 54-yard touchdown. “They are just tough to stop,” Verona head coach Dave Richardson said. “They have a lot of athletes who can spread the field, and they are going to get big plays.” Photo by Anthony Iozzo The Verona offense once again stalled on Teammates – including junior Colin Brown (2), senior linebacker Grant Furniss (18), senior the next drive, and a fake punt gave West offensive lineman Adam Stiner (middle), senior offensive lineman Scott Rohlfing (50), and another short field. Two plays later, Reilly senior split end Mitch Flora (7) – share goodbyes on the football field following Friday’s 38-21
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loss to Madison West, which ended Verona’s season (4-5) and kept them from the playoffs for
October 24, 2013
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Verona goalie Connor Rortvedt (right) is about to make one of his eight saves during the WIAA D-1 Regional final with Madison Memorial Friday at Breese Stevens Field in Madison. Memorial defeated Verona 2-0.
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Former Verona Area High School soccer players faced each other on opposite teams Sunday when Iowa visited the Wisconsin Badgers. Sophomore midfielder Lindsey Holmes (2) of Wisconsin (above) and Iowa senior Alex Melin (19) tried to help their respective teams pick up wins in a Big 10 battle. The Badgers outlasted the Hawkeyes with a 2-1 win. Melin had two shots on goal, while Holmes attempted three shots. Wisconsin is now 9-4-2 overall, 4-3-1 in the Big 10. Iowa is 11-4-1, 3-4-1.
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Wildcats shut out by Spartans
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Two first half goals were too much for the Verona boys soccer team to overcome in last Friday’s 2-0 loss to Madison Memorial in a WIAA Division 1 regional final at Breese Stevens Field. Junior Hunter Brandon made a big blow in the 36th minute to make it 2-0 before halftime. Head coach Jake Andreska said that while the goal made it tougher, he told his team at halftime that one goal could change all the momentum. But the Wildcats needed to win 50-50 balls and control the center-midfield to stop Memorial’s attack, Andreska said. “That is what gave them a lot of the possession, and it is hard to stop them from there,” he said. Junior Ty Pelton Bryce broke a scoreless tie in the 20th minute for the only other goal of the game. Senior goalie Connor Rortvedt finished his high school career with eight saves, while Memorial junior goalie Paul Koebke-Barsic picked up three. Verona finishes the season 17-5-1 and lost for the second time against Memorial this season. The first game was a 3-2 overtime loss after Verona held a 2-0 lead at halftime. Andreska said the season was a success despite the loss, especially with Verona
knocking off Madison West for the first time since Andreska became a coach at Verona and also taking third in the Big Eight Conference. “It is a huge stepping stone with our program itself,” he said. “It shows we can play with those type of teams, and hopefully we can build off that success for the future.” Seniors Joe Stevens, Pat Stevens, Garrett Grunke, Christian Perez, Ben Solomon, Harry Seid, Santi Azcarate, Shaman Zaman and Sam Douglass and Rortvedt all played in their final high school soccer game. Andreska said the seniors brought leadership this season, helping the team jell on-andoff the field. He hopes that is passed down to the returners. The Wildcats return juniors Kye Hanson, Casey Thompson, Evan Bailey, Kyle Monson, Sawyer Quade, Nicolas Graese and Conlin Bass and sophomore Robert Wagman, all of whom received significant playing time this year. Juniors Kevin Cashman and Kenny GomezCruz also return. In the net, the loss of Rortvedt will be big, but junior Alex Hofstetter was able to get some experience this season and will be expected to be the replacement next year. Andreska said these players will be the “heart of the team.” “We are excited for next year,” he said. “We are losing a lot, but we have a lot of experience back from this year.”
State: Doubles team finishes 13-10
Continued from page 9 first round on Thursday as sophomore Greta Schmitz defeated fellow special qualifier, Whitefish Bay senior Asia Butler 6-3, 3-6 (10-8) in the opening round. Schmitz went on to fall 6-0, 6-0 in the second round of the tournament to ninthseeded senior Emily Mone of Nicolet. “I don’t really know why, but I was freaked out and really nervous for my second match,” Schmitz said. “Those nerves never really left.” With a her first state experience out of the way, Schmitz said she’ll be more a lot more confident entering next season. “It was a great experience, I am hoping I can earn my way back again next season,” she said. Hadjiev ran into an undefeated Emily Oberwetter (28-0) of Middleton in her first state appearance. Simply describing the experience as “scary” Hadjiev fell 6-2, 6-2. Happel simply hopes the experience makes Schmitz and Hadjiev hungrier. “I hope it makes them both want to work on their game to get better and get to that next level, which is hardest level to get too,” he said. “Getting here is really hard, but getting in that top 16 or top 8, that’s going to take a lot of work and hopefully it’s something they are looking forward too.” West Bend West freshman Lexi Keberle, entered the tournament as the second seed with a 25-0 record but went on to add five more victories on her way to knocking off defending state champion Emily Konon of Homestead 6-4,0-6, 6-3 in the championship match. The loss snapped a 108-match winning streak for Konon, who battled leg cramps for most of the third set.
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Spikers take third in Big 8 tournament
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What: WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Verona High School Schmaltz added nine digs and two aces, and Brisack had 25 assists and nine digs. Vogel and Coyne led with eight and seven kills, respectively. Against Parker, Vogel picked up eight kills, while Coyne added six kills and two aces. Kolpek picked up two aces and five digs, and Schmitz collected two aces. Brisack finished with 17 assists. In the East match, sophomore middle blocker Grace Mueller and Schmaltz each had five kills, while junior libero Amanda Snyder and Brisack each had two aces. Kolpek finished with five digs, and Brisack added 14 assists. Schmaltz (eight kills, Coyne (six kills, two aces) and Brisack (12 assists) paced the offense against Madison Memorial. Sophomore outside hitter Karly Pabich added nine digs. Against La Follette, Schmaltz led with 10 kills, while Brisack
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The Big Eight All-Conference team included Verona boys junior Ryan Nameth (first team) and Luke Waschbusch (second team).
XC: Watters wins girls’ varsity spot for JV race time
Continued from page 9 earning second-team honors with his 16:27, which was good enough for 12th place. “Luke has worked very hard since last year and has dropped over a minute off his time,” Marks said. “He is a graceful strider who has put some real power into his racing lately. Him making the all-conference team is well-deserved for a senior captain.” Fellow senior Brady Feller was just off the pace, finishing 19th in 16:37. Sophomores Brady Traeder (16:51) and Alec Shiva (17:02) rounded out the team’s scoring in 27th and 32nd place. Upperclassmen Nick Stigsell and Jonah Tollefson both competed on varsity, but did not score. “Every varsity runner had a personal best, and the great part was the 34-second spread from Luke to Alec Shiva,” Marks said. “That has been near a minute in most of our meets, and that alone makes us a tougher, more dangerous team in sectionals if we can repeat that again.” Verona finished with 25 personal bests from the entire team. Verona hosts sectionals at 11:45 a.m. Saturday and is hoping it and Madison La Follette are the teams to beat. “We hope that is the case but you have to bring it on that day,” Marks said. “What you have done in the past means nothing if you aren’t ready to compete that day. “Badger High School in Lake Geneva has a fine team that won their conference and Craig is a perennial contender, so we are taking nobody for granted.” Individually, Nameth remains confident he’s right on course to meet his postseason goals.
“There is no doubt in my varsity, but did not score as mind that I will win section- Verona finished sixth overall als, and I am confident that I with a team score of 188. can win state,” he said. “Felicia started well, but came down with some Girls breathing issues in the secThe Lady Wildcats did not ond mile and ended up as get anyone on the all-confer- our fifth runner on varsity,” ence team, with senior Jenni Nelson said. “Aylise and LaCroix going home sick Kayleigh ran nice races, which we will need this Satbefore the meet started. Fellow senior Aylise urday.” The effort of the day, Grosenbacher-McGlamery stepped up in LaCroix’s however, Nelson said went absence, leading the team to freshman Judy Watwith a 17:05 – good enough ters. Watters’ time in the JV1 race was the Wildcats’ for 31st place. Sophomore teammate fourth-best time on the team Kayleigh Hannifan finished Saturday and won her a spot two seconds back, in 32nd on varsity this weekend. Verona hosts sectionals at place. Juniors Sarah Guy (17:29) 11 a.m. Saturday. “We should have everyand Erica Higgins (17:43) were the next to reach the one ready to run this Satur4K-finish line, in 37th and day on our home course,” 43rd place. Senior Felicia Nelson said. “We certainly Retrum rounded out the have the people running who Wildcats’ day, placing 45th can qualify our team for the state meet, but each member overall in 17:53. Freshman Franny Don- of the team has to believe ovan also competed on that it can happen.”
The Verona Area High School volleyball team took third in Saturday’s Big Eight Conference tournament at Beloit Memorial. The Wildcats lost to both Middleton and Sun Prairie in the regular season, and they couldn’t get revenge Saturday with the only losses of the tournament coming against those same two teams. Verona lost 2-1 (25-21, 22-25, 9-15) to Middleton and 2-0 (9-25, 9-25) to Sun Prairie. It defeated Janesville Parker 2-0 (25-10, 25-19), Madison East 2-0 (25-15, 25-19), Madison Memorial 2-0 (2522, 28-26) and Madison La Follette 2-0 (28-26, 25-17). The Wildcats were led by sophomore outside hitter Kylie Schmaltz and junior middle hitter Jessica Coyne with four kills each against Sun Prairie. Junior libero Samantha Kolpek had eight digs, and sophomore setter Victoria Brisack collected nine assists. In the Middleton match, Kolpek, junior libero Morgan Schmitz and senior outside hitter Maddie Vogel were key with double-digit kills. Kolpek had 18. Schmitz picked up 12, and Vogel added 10.
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Football: Verona finishes season 4-5
Continued from page 9 threw a dart to Clements for a 21-yard touchdown. Richardson said the opening of the second half was what did the Wildcats in. “Those first three possessions were killers,” Richardson said. The game wasn’t over then, but it sure built their momentum and turned the game around a little bit.” Verona wasn’t done yet. Tackett, who took a vicious hit on the previous fake punt, powered his way to the end zone with a 3-yard gain and a 2-yard touchdown run to cut West’s lead to 28-21. “I was pretty dizzy, so I couldn’t tell what everyone else was doing, but the uplift was pretty good,” Tackett said. “It is the last game of the year, and I can’t let anything hold me back. I always told myself to get up. As long as you can get up, you can play.” Tackett also picked up a pair of touchdown runs in the first half. He rushed seven yards on the first drive to break a scoreless tie, and he added a 5-yard run with five minutes to go in the second quarter to make it 14-0. That final Verona score of the first half was made possible after a fumble recovery by sophomore linebacker Sam Favour on the West 39-yard line. Verona’s rally in the fourth quarter stopped after Tackett’s third touchdown, however. West senior kicker Peter Stabe hit a 23-yard field goal with eight minutes left, and senior defensive lineman Aubrey Johnson sacked Tackett, forced a fumble and ran it back 30 yards for a score to make it 38-21. Tackett was intercepted one more time on an attempt for a big play with two minutes left. Tackett was 9-for-20 for 81 yards, and he added 14 yards on three carries with three touchdowns. Schmid had 117 yards on 22 carries. He also caught five passes for 38 yards. Reilly was 16-for-30 with 250 yards and four touchdowns for West. Senior running back Marquise Pollard had 74 yards on 15 carries. Graf led receivers with eight catches for 85 yards. McFadden had four catches for 92 yards, and Clements had four catches for 61 yards. West (5-4) moved on to the playoffs with the win. Verona is in a place it isn’t used to being in, but Richardson said he is going to make the best of it. Per WIAA rules, the Verona football team will bring the sophomores and juniors together to get to know each other, and the seniors will come back to coach them in a scrimmage. Richardson hopes it gives a glimpse into what the future may hold and also gives the seniors a chance to pass down their knowledge to the younger class. “The silver lining is all of this is that we get that extra week to look at next year’s team and align things with those younger kids and start looking to next year,” he said. “This will be new to us, but we will have fun with it.” Verona seniors Tackett, Alan Brown, Mitch Flora, Travis Ballweg, Grant Furniss, Nathan Procell, Travis Murray, Mike Dahloff, Kenny Keyes, Zach Nechvatal, Colin Daniels, Zach Boebel, Scott Rohlfing, Grant Langer, Adam Stiner, Jorge Fernandez, Brandon Keene, Trevor Nierman, Logan Postweiler, Taylor Watzke, Kade Zenner and Kale Murphy all played their final high school game. “I am happy with what we have done with the game in terms of teaching the game of life with these seniors, because I think they get it,’ Richardson said.
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Garrido’s parents – Diana and Rafael – had noticed something wrong as far back as April but assumed it was a sports injury. At the time, Garrido was involved with track and field workouts. And after a doctor’s visit, the pain in his leg went away for a few months. He began working at the local Culver’s, and the pain came back with swelling. This time, his pediatrician didn’t like what was going on. After a trip to the emergency room and an MRI, Garrido was admitted for a biopsy and rest. He was released that Friday and stayed with his cousin for the weekend. But when his father came to pick him up, everything had changed. Rafael was quiet at first, but when Santi finally asked him about the diagnosis – of Ewing’s sarcoma – that’s when a little shock crept in. Cancer had already been discussed and considered unlikely. “I didn’t really believe it,” he said. “Especially when during the biopsy and that whole week, I got something from the doctor that said they found a little liquid. I was thinking that was a good thing because they said when there is liquid it is not cancer.” It was doubly shocking for his mother, who was helping her father in Columbia after his own recent diagnosis of nonHodgkin’s lymphoma. She was by Santi’s side three days later. As word spread, friends, teammates and coaches were all taken aback by the news. It finally hit coach Campbell after practice one evening, when his wife asked routinely if there was anyone not at practice he wished were there. “I tried to answer her, but I was too choked up to tell her, ‘Yeah, someone wasn’t there because they have bone cancer,’” said Campbell, who knew Garrido from the Badger Ridge Middle School, where he teaches. He had been excited to
Verona Area High School freshman Santi Garrido (right) blocks during a Verona Youth Football game in seventh grade in 2011.
coach Garrido after the two built a rapport the previous year, talking football 25 to 30 times. Coach Kruger found out before Campbell did, hearing it from Garrido’s father. “All of a sudden, his world changes because now he is going to chemotherapy and fighting off cancer instead of worrying about getting in shape and getting ready for the football season and the school year,” Kruger said.
Progress and recovery
According to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital website, Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare cancer, with 200 new cases each year, but it’s m o s t c o m m o n l y d e v e loped during puberty, while bones are still growing. It’s the second most common form of bone cancer, and the long-term survival rate is more than two-thirds if it’s caught before it spreads to other parts of the body, as it was for Garrido. He started chemotherapy Aug. 13, but even two months later he has been having good and bad days. He went through several days last week where he couldn’t do interviews because he needed rest and wasn’t feeling himself. But then other days are like Monday, when spoke with the Verona Press after spending the earlier part of the day joking around and “acting like a typical teenager,” his mother said. “It is basically like a rollercoaster. You never know what day I am going
to be feeling like crap,” Santi said. “After chemo, I don’t feel good, and there are weeks when I feel like it is any other day when I feel fine. And then, there are weeks when I am just up and down.” But he’s had support from family and friends and other members in the community as he fights to get healthy. Coach Campbell and Kruger both make it a point to check in with Diana, who also works at the school, or Santi when they can. “As often as I see him in the halls, I try to make sure and make it a point to go ask him how he is doing and how things have been going,” Kruger said. “I know he has unfortunately missed a lot of school because of the treatment, too, so I definitely try to make contact with him the days he is around and make sure he is on track and doing OK.” The chemotherapy has taken its toll not just on his body but on his schoolwork. Diana said her son had been a straight-A student who would play sports, come home and finish his homework religiously. But with the foggy mind and loss of concentration that comes from the treatment, that hasn’t been so easy. For example, he just turned in a history assignment a few days ago that was due three weeks ago for everyone else. The school has been accommodating, but Garrido said he just wants everything to go
back to the way it was. “I was really paranoid. I would get A’s and get my work done on time all the time,” he said. ‘There is a lot, but I will get done what I can get done.”
Getting back to the football field
If there is one thing that is really driving Garrido, it is his desire to be back with his teammates next season. But he won’t know how likely that is until after his surgery next month. Sometimes, doctors recommend staying away from sports, he said, and sometimes they don’t. Regardless, Garrido said he will find a way. “If you believe you can do something, you can do it,” he said. “Even if they say I can’t play football, it doesn’t mean that I can’t play football. I will do the strength and conditioning. I will wake up at 8 a.m. and go down to the track. I will do what I need to do. “And if I really can’t play football, I can still always be a kicker.” Nothing would make his teammates, coaches, family and friends happier than to see Garrido join the Wildcats on the field again. “It is hope, the hope that he is not just going to be on the sideline watching but he is going to be in uniform in the future,” Kruger said. “And that is what everyone in the program and anyone around him is hoping for … that we see him … with his teammates on the field, where he belongs.”
Volley: Verona is No. 5 for Division 1 playoffs
in the WIAA Division 1 regionals, and they host No. 12 Madison West at 7 p.m. Thursday in the semifinal. collected 19 assists and three aces. The winner plays the winner Kolpek finished with 12 digs. Sun Prairie won the Big Eight of No. 4 DeForest and No. 13 La Conference, while Middleton took Crosse Logan at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sun Prairie is the No. 1 seed, second. while Waunakee is No. 2 and MidWIAA playoffs dleton is No. 3. La Crosse Central (No. 6), The Wildcats earned a No. 5 seed Continued from page 11 Madison La Follette (No. 7), Tomah (No. 8), Monona Grove (No. 9), Baraboo (No. 10), Madison Memorial (No. 11), Holmen (No. 14) and Madison East (No. 15) round out the bracket. Sectionals are Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, and the WIAA Division 1 state tournament begins Nov. 7.
October 24, 2013
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Library: Finance committee deals with budget
Continued from page 1 winner of the 2013 Wisconsin Library Association Library of the Year award. But some city leaders are questioning the cost of aiming so high. requested patrol officer budgeted. He put higher priorities on increasing the current lieutenant’s salary and creating a second lieutenant position. Fire chief Joe Givers is creating a new city department, and his staffing plan is predicated on being able to bring in lower-wage paid-on-premises personnel and re-creating the administrative staffing structure to work toward 24-hour coverage. His plan essentially requires an additional 0.5 FTE spread among the current number of employees to ensure that one full-time employee who’s qualified to drive the truck is on the premises 24 hours a day. Even departments that are used to maintaining with what they have are stepping forward with extra requests. Public works, which last asked for a new employee in 2006, wants an additional maintenance worker, partly so it can get snow plowed more timely and safely. Planning and public works are looking to share an expanded GIS position that would help both departments, though the extra cost would be paid for by utility ratepayers. And the city administration is hoping to get its long-desired help with human resources by hiring a consultant (or joining a consortium) and bringing aboard an intern. If all departments got what they’ve asked for, the city would add 11.5 FTEs and 15 or more employees and the mill rate would increase by about 20 percent, according to numbers provided by the city. “At some point we have to say no to people,” said finance committee member Ald. Scott Manley (D-2). “It seems there’s a disconnect between the level of service (desired) and what taxpayers can afford.”
Long and short of it
While a half-million dollars of operating and capital increases are on the Library Board’s official submitted budget, Simons clarified to the Finance committee last Wednesday that he was presenting the “long view,” a plan to eventually get the library to a situation where it could be open on Sundays. About half the request, in fact, shows what it would cost to begin Sunday hours in 2014. But what really drew strong reactions from Finance committee members was Simons’ insistence that four FTEs – five new employees and additional hours for three others – would be needed simply to keep services as they are. Simons explained that most employees have been “tied to a service desk” simply to accommodate the increasing level of circulation and that the situation has been building for a few years while other departments got more city funding. He noted that he has warned the three-member Finance committee before that the library’s capability to meet its obligations to the greater South Central Library System – which covers almost half its funding – would eventually hit a wall. “This is the year we’re outstretched,” he said. In prior years, such a request from any department would have been not only unusual but treated as ridiculous. However, at least in concept, it has drawn strong support from several alders. All four who were elected in April pledged support for the library during their campaigns, and Ald. Mike Bare, appointed to Dist. 4 in June, said he thinks the library is a major reason many people move here and that the strong participation numbers in the library’s extensive programming are evidence. “You should be happy that you have a community that values the library,” he said.
Ald. Mac McGilvray (D-1), the Finance committee chair, challenged Simons on the library’s needs last week, suggesting that if the staff were overextended and morale is suffering as much as he claimed, it would indicate a “management problem” and that perhaps some services that have been stretching the resources should have been expendable. “I’ve been a supporter (of the library) … but other departments are not saying their service levels have dropped,” he said. “Four positions for me is unattainable.” Simons pointed to a graph in his 16-page budget narrative that showed Verona’s circulation per FTE well above comparable libraries. He explained that a large part of the stress on the staff is simply responding to the 70 people per hour who come to the library – a small percentage of whom are angry because staff is not able to respond quickly enough to their requests or concerns. Simons admitted that the city’s $250,000 investment in radio tagging of materials in 2010 was supposed to have saved four or five FTEs. That has been the case, he said, but it only bought time, given the massive increase in library use over the years. “We’re just trying to maintain,” he said. The conversation – which had been scheduled for a half-hour but went well over an hour – turned into a powerful debate about community priorities and the role of the library. Some argued that its growing reputation as a community gathering place was stretching beyond its intended purpose, while others said that function is part of
Budget kickoff: Sept. 16 Requests presented: Oct. 10-16 Finance recommendations: Oct. 30 Budget publication: Nov. 7 Committee of the Whole: Nov. 18 Public hearing/adoption: Nov. 25 what makes Verona a safe, family-friendly community and that money put toward the library is money that doesn’t have to be spent on additional school programs. “Nobody’s going to move here because we have nice municipal parking lots,” Ald. Luke Diaz (D-3) said half-jokingly. Bare, who moved here from Milwaukee in January, said he and his wife had lived a block away from a library but didn’t like visiting it because it was always dark and quiet, unlike the energetic atmosphere here. McGilvray didn’t dispute that – in fact, he called the library’s function “important” and said Simons’ accomplishments were “amazing” – but he suggested the current service level was an “overreach” and that all city departments have important programs that
could get better with extra staffing. “In 10 years (as an elected official), I’ve never seen anyone want to increase their personnel that much,” he said. “We may have to scale back.”
Finance committee member Ald. Liz Doyle (D-1) said she didn’t understand why Simons should be chided for presenting an aggressive vision of what the library could be. She countered Manley’s contention that “low crime” is what brings people to Verona by saying good libraries can help reduce crime. “Word gets around about good libraries,” she said. But if the city doesn’t
provide enough funding to maintain, Simons acknowledged he could tailor the budget to whatever he gets. The easiest way, he said, to make the numbers work out would be to cut Saturday library hours in half. A less noticeable but perhaps more complicated cut would be reducing outreach – having librarians visit schools, the senior center and day cares – and grantwriting to get special exhibits. He noted, however, that that such choices will be made by the Library Board. “We can repurpose staff and cut programming,” he said. “There’s a need for programming because the public wants it. But circulation … is what it is.”
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Whether that translates into a willingness to raise property taxes more sharply than ever before is another matter. After all, while the library hasn’t exactly been the city’s top priority during the economic downturn of the past few years – it got the minimum increase in 2011, followed by a 7 percent cut in funding in 2012, when the state eliminated its “maintenance of effort” provision – it isn’t the only department with needs. The police and fire departments made compelling cases as usual, though police chief Bernie Coughlin had to admit he’d have a hard time getting to full staff if he did get the
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The City of Verona Plan Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday November 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, for the following planning and zoning matters: 1) Conditional Use Permit amendment to the Epic Systems Corporation “Group Development” to allow for the construction of Campus 4 which will contain five (5) office buildings located at 1979 Milky Way. Interested persons may comment on these planning and zoning matters during the public hearing at the November 4th Plan Commission meeting. The Plan Commission will make recommendations on this matter, which will then be reviewed by the Common Council for a final decision on Monday, November 11th. 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: October 17 and 24, 2013 WNAXLP
CITY OF VERONA RESOLUTION NO. R-13-043 A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2013 CITY BUDGET TO ALLOW FOR THE USE OF SENIOR CENTER FUND BALANCE FOR THE PURCHASE OF CHAIRS
WHEREAS, the dining room chairs
are the Verona Senior Center are in need of replacement; and WHEREAS, the City has obtained a quote for the purchase replacement dining room chairs in the amount of $23,614.80; and WHEREAS, the Verona Senior Center does not have sufficient funds in its 2013 approved operating budget to complete this purchase and requests authorization to utilize fund balance from the Senior Fund to complete the purchase; and WHEREAS, the Finance Committee has reviewed the request and recommends the application of funds from the Senior Center operating reserve to the facility replacement fund and authorization of the use of funds for the replacement of chairs; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Verona Com-
mon Council hereby approves an amendment to the 2013 City Budget to allow for the use of Senior Center fund balance for the purchase of chairs. Adopted this 14th day of October, 2013. CITY OF VERONA SEAL Jon H. Hochkammer, Mayor Kami Lynch, Clerk Published: October 24, 2013 WNAXLP
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Plan Commission will hold public hearings on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm
NOTICE TOWN OF VERONA PLAN COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING
at the Town of Verona Hall, 335 N. Nine Mound Rd. Verona WI regarding: Land Use Change Application – dated Sept 26, 2013 for property located at 7301 Cross Country Rd. submitted by Rosemary Kavon. The purpose of the application is to allow for a duplex through the rezoning of 1.948 acres from R-1A to R-3A. • Interested persons may comment on the proposals listed above during the public hearing portion of the Plan Commission meeting. • Members of the Plan Commission will consider possible action and make recommendation to the Town of Verona Board. • Review by the Town Board on this land use application could occur on November 5, 2013 at the regular Town Board meeting. Town Board action is forwarded to Dane County for final ac-
• Contact Manfred Enburg Plan Commission Chair at 608-845-6356 or the Town of Verona office 608-845-7187 for more information. If anyone having a qualifying disability as defined by the American With Disabilities Act, needs an interpreter, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access these meetings, please contact the Town of Verona office @ 608-845-7187 or aarnold@town. verona.wi.us Please do so at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so that proper arrangements can be made. Amanda Arnold Planner/Administrator Town of Verona Published: October 24, 2013 WNAXLP ***
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150 Places To Go
EDGERTON MEGA SALE! Tri-County Community Center Sunday, October 27th, 9am-3pm. Antiques, Collectibles, Rummage, Scentsy, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Avon, Birdseed Wreaths, Hand knit ware, lunch, baked goods. Vendor information 608-754-8641. HERMANSON PUMPKIN Patch Free Admission. Pumpkins, squash, gourds, straw maze, wagon ride, small animals to view. Opening September 21. Open daily 9am until 6pm through Halloween. 127 Cty Rd N, Edgerton, WI 608-884-8759. hermansonpumpkinpatch.webs. com Go 8 mi.southeast on Cty Rd. N towards Edgerton
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2010 DODGE CHALLENGER, Black with custom interior, 14,000 miles. Automatic, Sirius radio. Asking $19,000. Call 608-848-8295
TINA'S HOME CLEANING Hiring personnel for residential cleaning position. Days only. Become a part of our growing Team! Call 608-835-0339 firstname.lastname@example.org UNITED CEREBRAL Palsy is seeking caring, dependable people to work as Respite Providers. Provide care for people with developmental disabilities. A variety of part-time positions are available, working with children and adults of all ages! Contact Shannon at 608-2733318 or shannpnmolepske@ucpdane. org. AA/EOE
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572 Snow Removal
342 Boats & Accessories
PLOWING, BLOWING, Residential and commercial. 608-873-7038 SNOW REMOVAL sidewalks and driveways Stoughton area. Free estimates. 608-438-6512
WCAN (Wisconsin Community Ad Network) and/or the member publications review ads to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous people are ready to take your money! PLEASE BE CAREFUL ANSWERING ANY AD THAT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! For more information, or to file a complaint regarding an ad, please contact The Department of Trade, Agriculture & Consumer Protection 1-800422-7128 (wcan) THE Verona Press CLASSIFIEDS, the best place to buy or sell. Call 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
SHOREMASTER DOCK & Lift Headquarters! New & Used. We do it all. Delivery/Assembly/Install & Removals. American Marine & Motorsports, Schawano = SAVE 866-955-2628 (wcan)
355 Recreational Vehicles
434 Health Care, Human Services & Child Care
576 Special Services
310 Vehicle Accessories
ROLL-UP PICKUP Cover for Chev. Short bed; excellent condition. $100. Call 608-873-3819 DANE COUNTY’S MARKETPLACE. The Verona Press Classifieds. Call 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
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ATVS SCOOTERS & Go-Karts. Youth ATV's & Scooters (80mpg) @ $49/mo. Sport & 4x4 Atv's @ $69/mo. American Marine & Motorsports, Schawano =Save= 866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.com (wcan)
TRAINER- PROVIDE personal care assistance and skills training to individuals with developmental disabilities in vocational and community settings. LTE position, 25 Hrs/week $11.20/hr. Excellent benefits. Send resume by 10/31/13 to MARC-Stoughton, 932 N Page St. Stoughton, WI 53589 AA/EOE
BANKRUPTCY- STOUGHTON and surrounding area. Merry Law Offices. 608205-0621. No charge for initial consultation. "We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code."
586 TV, VCR & Electronics Repair
453 Volunteer Wanted
Privacy...Privacy! Remodeled home in the heart of Verona backing to open space @ $229,900! 4 bedrooms, office, 3 baths + 21⁄2 car garage! Living room w/brick fireplace + family room in exposed lower level w/2nd fireplace! Huge updated kitchen-2012! Master bedroom w/private updated bath w/walk-in tile shower! Gorgeous sun room overlooks mature backyard! New windows2012 & new roof-2010 Must see!
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TRAILERS @ LIQUIDATION Pricing. Boat, ATV, Sled or Pontoons. 2 or 4 Place/Open or Enclosed. American Marine, Shawano 866-955-2628 www. americanmarina.com (wcan)
402 Help Wanted, General
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PERFECT SEASONAL MONEY-MAKER! Make Balsam Christmas Wreaths starting October 28 through early December.No experience necessary. Very flexible hours, daytime /or evening shifts. $7.50/hour+perks. Hann's Christmas Farm in Oregon Call to apply 608-835-5464 SPRAY FOAM APPLICATOR Full time, year round position. Must have valid Wisconsin driver's license and good driving record. You will be responsible for the accurate installation of spray foam insulation. in new construction. Applicants need to be mechanically inclined, able to perform routine maintenance, competent in trouble shooting equipment including pumps, foam machine, spray gun. We are a drug free work place. Send resume to: Alpine Insulation Inc., 1941 Ashland Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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516 Cleaning Services
THE MADISON Museum of Contemporary Art is seeking Volunteers for Holiday Art Fair on November 2124. Use MMoCA's easy, new sign-up system, iVolunteer, to fill these volunteer shifts. Volunteers enjoy an insider's view of the fair, receive free admission, and support the museum! Options In Community Living has in the past served a Thanksgiving and Chritsmas dinner for people we support. We are looking for someone to spearhead the organizing and serving of the lunches. It would require that the organizer be present from about 10am-2:30pm on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Help us with fall gardening chores at Blair Street Gardens - the community gardens at the intersection of John Nolen Drive, Williamson, Wilson and Blair Streets. We need help on October 26 with weeding, pulling annuals and cutting back perennials. We have tools and work gloves. Bring your own drinking water. No gardening experience needed. Call the volunteer center at 2464380 or visit www.volunteeryourtime.org for more information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.
554 Landscaping, Lawn, Tree & Garden Work
SHREDDED TOPSOIL Shredded Garden Mix Shredded Bark Decorative Stone Pick-up or Delivered Limerock Delivery Ag Lime Spreading O'BRIEN TRUCKING 5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI 608-835-7255 www.obrientrucking.com
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STOUGHTON 3205 Old Stage Rd. Oct 24-25, 8am-7pm. Oct 26, 8am-1pm. Just moved in sale. Antique rolltop, some furniture, baby items, plus misc. Rain or shine. VERONA ESTATE SALE Quality furniture priced to sell! Drexel/Heritage & Henredon; end tables, coffee tables, lamps, chairs, nightstands, dressers, Q headboard, Flexsteel sofa, women's (medium) brand name clothing and more. See craigslist, email photos. Jan 608695-0838
SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Snow Removal 608-219-1214
602 Antiques & Collectibles
38TH ANNUAL Antiques and Christmas Show and Sale. Friday, Nov 1 and Saturday, Nov 2 8am-4pm daily. Rockdale Community Center 3 miles south of Cambridge off Hwy B. 608-764-1706 608-575-0162
560 Professional Services
CLEANING SERVICES Weekly, Biweekly or Monthly will also organize with great references. 608-774-3170 CLEANING WOMAN for 17 years has openings. Will scrub, wash, mop, dust and sweep your home to perfection. Have references. Min. 2 1/2 hours. $15 hourly. 608-395-9141 HOUSE CLEANING Honest, Reliable, 20 years Experience! Call Leslie 608-845-8646 HOUSE CLEANING Quality Work Free Estimates Satisfaction Guaranteed 608-233-1137
AIR CONDITIONER SALES, Service and Installation. All pros are pre-screened and relentlessly reviewed! Call now for a no obligation estimate. 800-807-8559 (wcan) APPLIANCE REPAIR We fix it no matter where you bought it from! 800-624-0719 (wcan)
606 Articles For Sale
20+ MID SIZED Moving Boxes from Two Men and a Truck. Call to make an offer. 608-873-6671 or 608-213-4818 3 CUBIC Foot FRIGIDAIRE Freezer. Purchased new in 2002. White. $80. OBO 608-669-2243.
THEY SAY people don’t read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you? Call now to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
Park Verona Apartments - Rent based on 30% of your income. Housing for seniors 62 or better, or persons with a disability of any age. Pet friendly, income restrictions apply. One and two bedroom apartments available. Call 1-800-346-8581 for an application.
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548 Home Improvement
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ALL THINGS BASEMENTY! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold Control? Free Estimates! Call 888-9298307 (wcan)
A&B ENTERPRISES Light Construction/Remodeling No job too small 608-835-7791
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MULTIPLE HOME Window replacement or installation. All pros are pre-screened and relentlessly reviewed. Call now for a no obligation estimate. 800-871-1093 (wcan)
BOOKKEEPING SERVICE Payroll - Receivables - Payables Inventory - Sales Tax 15 years using Quickbooks. Reasonable. 608-692-1899
FOOSBALL TABLE - hardly used & in great condition $75.00. 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
646 Fireplaces, Furnaces/Wood, Fuel
SEASONED SPLIT OAK, Hardwood. Volume discount. Will deliver. 608609-1181
648 Food & Drink
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ONE CALL Does it All! Fast and Reliable Plumbing Repairs Call 800-981-0336 (wcan)
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AUCTIONS COMMERCIAL INCOME PRODUCING REAL ESTATE AUCTION November 9th 10am Building Location: 211 W. High St., Orangeville, IL Building includes 4 residential apartments and 2 commercial tenants! Details: 815-218-0705 www.advancedauction.com (CNOW)
HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER OTR Drivers Needed Above Avg. Mileage Pay. Avg. 2500-3500 Miles/WK 100% No Touch. Full Benefits W/401K. 12 Months CDL/A Experience 1-888-5459351 Ext 13 www.doublejtransport.com (CNOW) Knight Refrigerated CDL-A Truck Drivers Needed. Get Paid Daily or Weekly. Consistent Miles. Pay Incentive & MISCELLANEOUS Benefits! Become a Knight of the Road. EOE. 855-8766079 (CNOW) THIS SPOT FOR SALE! Place a 25 word classified ad in 180 newspapers in Wisconsin for $300. Call 800-2277636 or this newspaper. Www.cnaads.com (CNOW)
Drivers: Class A CDL Tractor/Trailer Daycab Drivers Wanted. Competitive Pay, Frequent Home Time. JOIN THE DEBOER trans TEAM NOW! 800-825-8511 www. drivedeboer.com (CNOW) Drivers- CDL-A Train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7893 www.CentralTruckDrivingJobs. com (CNOW) Gordon Trucking- A better Carrier. A better Career. CDL-A Truck Drivers Needed. Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus! Starting Pay Up to $.44 cpm. Full Benefits, Excellent Hometime, No East Coast. EOE Call 7 days/ wk! GordonTrucking.com 866-565-0569 (CNOW)
SHARI'S BERRIES: ORDER mouthwatering gifts! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Fresh-dipped berries from $19.99 + plus s/h. Save 20% on qualifying gifts over $29! Call 888-479-6008 or visit www.berries.com/happy (wcan) 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. STORAGE INSIDE - RV - AUTO - BOAT & PONTOON. @ very low prices. Pickup, Winterizing, Delivery. We Do It All! American Marine, Schawano. 866-9552628. americanmarina.com (wcan) UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 10x20 - 12x30 24 / 7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road & Lincoln Road VERONA SELF-STORAGE 502 Commerce Pkwy. 10 X 5 - 10 X 30 24/7 Access/Security lit. Short/long term leases 608-334-1191
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666 Medical & Health Supplies
ATTENTION SLEEP Apnea sufferers with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP replacement supplies at little or no cost. Plus Free home delivery. Best of all, prevent red skin sores & bacterial infection. 888797-4088 (wcan)
GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 Bedroom Units available starting at $695 per month, includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Near Copper Harbor & Lake Medora, MI. 1000 wooded acres. $750. pr acre OBO. CFR taxes. Terms available. Will divide. 715-4782085 (wcan) FOR SALE BY OWNER: Near Copper 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)
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MEDICAL GUARDIAN Top-rated medical 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 (WCAN) SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB Alert for Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4 inch step-in. Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American made. Installation included. Call 888960-4522 for $750. off (wcan)
STOUGHTON- WEST side upper. No Pets- No Smoking. Now Available 608873-4332
883 Wanted: Residential Property 970 Horses
668 Musical Instruments
SUN PRAIRIE 3 Bdrm, large master bdrm w/walk in closet, 2 bath, big kitchen w/island, all quality appliances, large dining area, living rm, very large family rm w/gas fire place, cedar closet, walk out lower level patio plus huge deck on main level, extra storage, laundry rm, very spacious zero lot line home, extra large 2 car garage, excellent location on quiet street between shopping center and highschool, new ice arena. $1,295.00 Call Brady 608-286-5282
OREGON AREA DUPLEX. Will pay cash. Call 608-835-0046. WALMERS TACK SHOP 16379 W. Milbrandt Road Evansville, WI 608-882-5725
801 Office Space For Rent
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
209 E Main St. Stoughton Retail or office. 1000sq/ft, beautifully remodeled. $766/ mo. utilities included. 608-271-0101
980 Machinery & Tools
GUITAR: FENDER American made Standard Stratocaster guitar. Tobacco burst finish, mint condition. Includes tremelo bar, straplocks, and custom fitted Fender hard-shell case. Asking $950 OBO. Call 608-575-5984
ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $695 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589
211 E Main Stoughton, 3400sq/ft. Retail Space plus 1800sq/ft display or storage space. Beautifully remodeled. $1900/mo plus utilities. 608-271-0101
2007 16' ALUMINUM STOCK Trailer. Used little. Shedded. $11k new, $7,000 OBO. 608-426-0624 leave message.
307 S Forrest, Stoughton Retail or Office. 400sq/ft. $299/mo utilites included. 608271-0101 OREGON OFFICE SPACE 500 sq ft, 2 room suite with signage. 120 Janesville St. Call 608-575-1128 VERONA- OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities. 608-575-2211 or 608-845-2052
990 Farm: Service & Merchandise
STOUGHTON 2BR $725. includes heat, water/sewer. No dogs, 1 cat is Ok. E.H.O. 608-222-1981 ext 2 or 3.
740 Houses For Rent
BORDER COLLIE puppies for sale in New Glarus. Working parents on farm. 608-214-2643. EVANSVILLE FREE to a good home. Black lab mix puppy. 608-882-5231
OREGON 325 Pine Way. 2 Bedroom+den, 2 1/2 Baths, 2 Car Garage, full basement, yard, shed and deck. C/A, dishwasher, Jacuzzi tub and more. $1295/month. www.apexrents.com 608-255-3753
RENT SKIDLOADERS MINI-EXCAVATORS TELE-HANDLER and these attachments. Concrete breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake, concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher, rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump grinder. By the day, week, or month. Carter & Gruenewald Co. 4417 Hwy 92 Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
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676 Plants & Flowers
750 Storage Spaces For Rent
ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access BRAND NEW OREGON/BROOKLYN Credit Cards Accepted CALL (608)444-2900 C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904
Now hiring for a variety of part-time shifts at our west-side senior living residence. Shift and weekend differentials, paid training and an array of benefits available.
We are an aggressive fast paced company with unlimited potential for experienced and dedicated individuals. We’re one of Wisconsin’s leading independent retailers with 6 stores in SW Wisconsin. If you have sales and customer service experience and the ability to apply your talents with a growing company, this is an outstanding retail opportunity.
688 Sporting Goods & Recreational
3 DAY Gun Show. Jansens Hall, 1245 Whitewater Ave (Hwy12&89) Fort Atkinson. Nov 1 (3-8pm), Nov 2 (9-5), Nov 3 (9-3pm). Info: 920-285-6908 or 262-443-2278 WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ATV's & Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" NOW. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center, Shawno. 866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.com (wcan).
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DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$50/month 10x15=$55/month 10x20=$70/month 10x25=$80/month 12x30=$105/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244 NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347
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October 24, 2013
The Verona Press
Planting at the pond
Students from Glacier Edge Elementary School planted prairie plants at Whalen Pond Oct. 4, braving the rainy weather and muddy conditions to decrease sediment into the pond and clean the water supply. Left, Cole Bremmer shows off his muddy hands after planting prairie plants. Top right, a student holds an umbrella while washing her hands in Whalen Pond after planting. Right, Cole Bremmer washes his muddy hands in Whalen Pond. Bottom right, fifth-graders Jack Heilman, Sophia Perez-Conrad and Carina Rimkus look from the observation deck at Whalen Pond. Below, Emma Parker plants her prairie plant next to Whalen Pond.
Photos by Scott Girard
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