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Preliminary budget has minor tax hike
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What: Public hearing for 2014 budget When: 6 p.m. Nov. 25 Where: Village Hall, 117 Spring St. Publication: Page 13 they had not figured the village’s manufacturing value into the assessed values. “That raised the assessed value,” Gracz said. “It

The owner of an averagepriced home in the Village of Oregon would pay about $17 more than last year for the village portion of their property tax bill under the preliminary 2014 budget adopted last week. That’s about $9 less than what village officials had estimated two weeks ago. Village administrator Mike Gracz said he and finance director Lisa Novinska adjusted their budget estimates after discovering

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Fundraiser will ease medical bills
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Village of Oregon resident Josh Below is in stable condition at a traumatic brain injury rehabilitation clinic in Milwaukee after surviving a potentially fatal vehicle roll over accident in September. Below’s sister, Melissa Rock, said he is no longer using a wheelchair and is starting to regain his balance and walk.

“It’s slow but steady walking,” she said Monday. “ T h a t ’ s the biggest improveBelow ment that we have seen over the past two weeks.” Below was transferred from a Madison hospital to the Milwaukee clinic

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Senior goalie Jere Bauer holds up the WIAA Division 2 state championship Saturday, Nov. 2, as he and his Panther teammates celebrate a 4-3 shootout win after a scoreless 100 minutes with Cedarburg at Time Warner Cable Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park.

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Board disposes of parking lot Dumpster dispute
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A dispute over how to allocate costs among South Main Street business owners for their use of Dumpsters on village property in the Jefferson Street parking

lot was at least temporarily resolved Monday. Going into Monday’s meeting, the Village Board was expecting to approve a license agreement that village attorney Matt Dregne

Panthers outlast Cedarburg 4-3 in a shootout to win first state title since 1998
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A thrilling finish
shootout win over Cedarburg to put the Oregon boys soccer team and the crowd into a leaping, smiling and screaming frenzy. Senior goalie Jere Bauer made the game-winning save to clinch the shootout after senior midfielder Sam Mosiman put the Panthers up. Junior forward Mitch Morhoff, junior midfielder Nick Steidemann and junior defender Spencer Pearson also scored shootout goals. The previous 100 minutes held many chances for both sides with

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It took more than 100 minutes to crown the WIAA Division 2 state championship Saturday after a scoreless regulation, but it only took a few seconds for the shock of a 4-3

Cedarburg outshooting Oregon 27-14 and a combined 18 corner kicks. But nothing would get past Bauer, who finished with 12 saves, or Cedarburg senior goalie Tim Matchulat, who finished with five. This is Oregon’s first state championship since 1998, when it also won the D2 title, and the second in school history. This was the Panthers sixth state appearance.

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on Oct. 24, where he has undergone intensive therapy to improve his thinking and motor skills and ability to communicate. Below and fellow Oregonian Scott Stoffel were injured Sept. 14 when a rear tire on the truck Below was driving blew out, causing the vehicle and trailer to roll over on Interstate 94 near Tomah. Below was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the truck. Stoffel was wearing a seat belt and was assisted out of the truck by two men from Minneapolis, just before the truck was engulfed in flames. Photo Below, a self-employed submitted plumber and owner of Madison Plumbing, has two daughters, ages 13 and 1. He and his girlfriend, Molly Shoup, have another daughter due Nov. 13. Below’s family has organized a fundraiser to support his medical and other Friday, Nov. 8, at Viking followed by a midnight expenses. The event is Lanes in Stoughton. A band bowl. A post on his Facebook scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. will perform until 11 p.m., page encourages people to “feel free to post well wishes or bring cards, notes, pictures, etc,” to the fundraiser. Rock said the family will share the messages with Below the next day. She said it’s still too early for Below to see visitors Sales & Service other than close family “as he is continuously under220 Janesville St., Oregon going rehabilitation every of every day and tires 835-0100 • hour very easily.” Below’s mother, Debbie,

Below’s family has organized a fundraiser to support his medical and other expenses. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Viking Lanes in Stoughton. A band will perform until 11 p.m., followed by a midnight bowl.

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A fire Saturday night caused about $100,000 worth of damage to a condominium home on Prairie Grass Road. Fire fighters from six departments responded to the call around 6:12 p.m., Oregon fire captain Robin Powers told the Observer. Powers said no one was home at the time the fire started and that family members returning to the house discovered the smoke and called emergency personnel. “We’re fortunate that they did call as soon as they did,” Powers said, noting that nearby buildings could have been damaged if the fire had not been contained. The fire likely started with an appliance in the kitchen area, Powers said, but the official cause is “undetermined” due to the damage. The fire burned through the kitchen and caused damage to the floor joists in the basement. Personnel from Oregon, Town of Madison, Fitchburg, Evansville, Stoughton and Belleville were called with crews on scene until around 1:30 a.m. Powers said no injuries were reported, however, the family’s pets – a dog, cat and some fish – did not survive the fire. The family was able to stay with other family members, Powers said. The fire department’s investigation has been concluded, Powers said, but an

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our years ago, Hapi Food cereal was selling just a few bags of its gluten-free, organic mix at a local grocery store in Canada. But after hearing a customer exclaim, “Holy Crap, this is good!” they renamed their cereal and saw their business boom, going nationwide and eventually entering the U.S. market. Its fun, unusual name -- Holy Crap Koelsch Cereal -- has been great marketing and has made a big difference for the company. Some senior centers are doing the same thing as the Baby Boom generation enters retirement age. Since the Boomers turned 60 in 2006, these centers have changed their names and identities to better connect with the future population of these centers. There’s been some concern that the word “senior” might be offensive to Boomers or carry a stigma. Some senior centers, in fact, have never used the word “senior” -- instead going with monikers like FiftyForward, Creekside Place, The Gathering Place, Community Activity Center, Enrichment Center and Intergenerational Center. I’ve never felt it’s been necessary to go to such lengths with the Oregon Area Senior Center. After all, this is a senior center. The key is to change the programming as the seniors change and to market our senior center in a manner welcoming to all seniors. We have been making strides in offering diverse classes and programming aimed at Boomers, but we have found that all ages are participating That’s a good thing. For instance, one of our a new classes, Zumba Gold, has participants ranging from 55 to 91 years old. We didn’t expect that age range but it’s very enlightening to watch and hear the rhythmic beats pulsing throughout the center, knowing multi-generations are exercising side by side. Other active programs include: Wii bowling, piano classes, country line dancing, get fit and stretch and strengthen. Tai chi will start next month, as will yoga, and a meditation/ mindfulness class begins in January. In addition, participants of all ages are clamoring to sign up for classes on tablets and iPads, Internet shopping, online games, Facebook and digital cameras. A couple of other programs we offer that were originally set up to draw in the Boomers, are chair massage and reflexology. But with clients’ ages covering at least three decades, those opportunities are clearly not just drawing in the Boomers. At the same time, the ageless activities that were offered 33 years ago when we opened our doors are still offered, because there are still fans and loyal participants. Activities such as cards (euchre in particular), bingo and crafts are still popular but participation has decreased over the years as seniors have filled their time with other hobbies and interests. One important way we program for the Boomers and all of the seniors in our community is to keep in mind that the character of a community reflects the character of its residents, including its seniors. With all of its walking and bike trails, beautiful parks and soccer fields, we know Oregon appreciates the outdoors. We also know Oregon is an artistic community, with the 14 South Artists, and a large number of art and craft fairs. And we know Oregon is a visionary community when we look at our beautiful, refurbished downtown. With all of this as inspiration to draw on, we will continue to find appealing programming for ages 50 to 100 -- whether you call them Boomers or seniors. Alison Koelsch is the director of the Oregon Area Senior Center.

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This father does his best to keep his children dry as they brave the rain to trick or treat on Halloween.

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Wesley Korpela (not pictured) as Man in Chair goes through a rehearsal for Oregon High School’s upcoming play, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Ashley Quamme (middle) plays Janet Van Der Graaff in “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

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Trick-or-treaters forged through rainy, cold weather Thursday night to rid the Oregon area of its candy. Left, Myk Hawkins waits at a door in his skeleton costume for candy on Halloween, and right, This fairy princess was all pink, from her costume to her candy holder.

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What: Oregon High School performances of “The Drowsy Chaperone” When: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 Where: Oregon High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy. because not many people have expectations about what they're going to see. “I'm really excited to be bringing a show to Oregon that hasn't been produced here yet,” Ducett said. “The audience can expect a hilarious spoof on the art of the American musical. OHS choral director and advisor Jennifer Yancey has been involved with musical theatre at the school for more than a decade, and said people will enjoy this “musical within a musical.” “(It’s) a very fun, light, upbeat story about typical shenanigans, love triangles, and drama during the 1920s,” she said. “The story itself deals with love and mishaps, misunderstandings and general silliness. It's a really fun show. The students have

Photo by Scott Girard This fairy princess was all pink, from her costume to her candy holder.


It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. Sound interesting? Then head over to Oregon High School this weekend to take in one of the students’ performances of “The Drowsy Chaperone” at the school’s performing arts center. Director/producer/ choreographer Michael Ducett said the show is narrated by a character named "Man in Chair,” who plays his favorite record, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a 1928 flop musical. The story comes alive in his apartment as the record plays, and he stops the record and narrates and fills in the back story of characters. “The show makes a commentary about the development and stereotyping of musical characters over the year, but it does it in a fun, witty way,” Ducett said. The show is more contemporary, and also more complex than previous shows, he said. “It doesn't follow the traditional mechanics of a musical,” Ducett said, “The show has frequent starts and stops and requires a high level of energy to maintain. he set is also a major part of the show and has lots of different surprises in it as well. The kids are always such energetic participants and really do give the show their all.” One of the reasons he chose this show is

really taken a liking to the show from the start and their energy has given our show such life and character.” “The Drowsy Chaperone” was written in 2006, which makes it one of the more current productions the school has taken on. “There are many current social references in the script that our kids can understand,” Yancey said. “The premise of a musical production coming to life in a man's living room is also a different way to tell a story. The audience can expect to hear some fantastic singing, see our talented dancers, and be thoroughly entertained.”

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The Oregon-Brooklyn VFW Post No. 10272 and the Benjamin Johnson American Legion Post 160 of Brooklyn will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Oregon Band Shelter at Triangle Park, near the WWI Monument. Guest speaker is the State Chaplain for the American Legion, Chaplain Greg Simonis. The Oregon Middle School band and choir will perform, as well as taps played by Misty Johnson. In addition, many members will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Albany starting at 7 p.m. to be part of a memorial service for all Green County veterans. Each veteran who has gone to eternal rest this past year will be remembered.

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Community band rehearsals
Oregon Community Band rehearsals continue on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Oregon Middle School band room. The band’s fall concert is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Rome Corners Intermediate School Commons. p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 in Downtown a.m., Monday, November 11. There will be a ceremony and performance Oregon. by the Oregon Middle School band and choir. Hang holiday lights Afterward, all are welcome to come People are invited to help hang to the Senior Center, where there will holiday lights around the village from be a speaker from VFW Post 10272, 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, meeting followed by lunch. Lunch is compliin front of Bergey Jewelry, 111 S. mentary for Veterans. Please make reservations by Nov. 7. Main St.

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Political discussion
Sen. Kathleen Vinehout will be at the Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St., Oregon, from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, to talk about state issues like the budget, local control, education and sand mining.

Preschool Annual Fall Carnival Veteran’s Day Blood Drive
The American Red Cross is holding The Netherwood Elementary School gym (200 N. Main St., Ore- a Veteran’s Day Blood Drive from gon) is the site for the carnival, set for 1-6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at the 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. Oregon Fire Station, 117 Spring St. 9. The event will feature a raffle, silent auction, cakewalk, games and Health care meeting more. Do you have questions about the Affordable Health Care Act’s impact Grilled salmon dinner on coverage, affordability, premiums, Help out Boy Scout Troop 50 and pre-existing conditions and more? Come out to Rome Corners Interattend their Grilled Salmon Dinner from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at mediate School from 6-7:30 p.m., Rome Corners Intermediate School, Wednesday, Nov. 13 for a presentation by Al Jaeger of Associated 1111 S. Perry Pkwy. Financial Group, through the Oregon Community School District. Veterans Day Ceremony Free registration is requested People can meet at the WWI monu- through the district at oregon.k12. ment in downtown Oregon at 10:45

Wine tasting
Oregon/Brooklyn Lions Club will have its first Wine Tasting Event from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Foxboro Golf Course, 1020 County Road MM. Come for a silent auction, 12 different types of wine to taste and appetizers. A donation of $25 is asked.

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Community calendar
• 6-8 p.m., Which Way Forward? A Conversation with Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St., Oregon • 6-8 p.m., Oregon/Brooklyn Lions Club inaugural Wine Tasting Event, Foxboro Golf Course, 1020 County Road MM • 6:30 p.m., Optimist Club, new location - Oregon High School Library

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• 2 p.m., “The Drowsy Chaperone” - Oregon High School PAC, 456 N. Perry Pkwy.

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• 10:45 a.m., Veteran’s Day ceremony, WWI monument in downtown Oregon and Oregon Senior Center, 835-5801 • 1-6 p.m., Red Cross Blood Drive, Oregon Fire Station, 117 Spring St.

Monday, Nov. 11

• 9 a.m., Help hang lights in downtown Oregon - meet in front of Bergey Jewelry, 111 S. Main St. • 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oregon Preschool Annual Fall Carnival, Netherwood Knoll Elementary School Gym • 1-2 p.m., Annual Holiday Horse Parade, downtown • 4-8 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 50 Grilled Salmon Dinner, Rome Corners Intermediate School, 1111 S. Perry Pkwy. • 7:30 p.m., “The Drowsy Chaperone” - Oregon High School PAC, 456 N. Perry Pkwy.

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• 6-7:30 p.m., Navigating Health Care: What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act, Rome Corners Intermediate (RCI) Commons, 1111 S. Perry Parkway, Oregon

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• 11:45 a.m., Thanksgiving Dinner & Bunco, Oregon Senior Center, 835-5801

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A shootout to remember
Panthers, Bauer hold off Cedarburg in 4-3 shootout win to claim D2 title
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State memories
Year 1989 1995 (D-1) 1997 (D-2) 1998 (D-2) 2012 (D-1) 2013 (D-2) Result 0-0-1 0-1-0 0-1-0 2-0-0 (champs) 0-1-0 2-0-0 (champs)

Junior forward Mitch Morhoff celebrates with sophomore defender Zach Hanson after Morhoff put Oregon up for good with a first-half goal Friday, Nov. 1, in a WIAA Division 2 state semifinal against Marshfield at Time Warner Cable Stadium.

Senior goalie Jere Bauer wandered around Time Warner Cable Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee in a daze, trying to comprehend what just happened and celebrating with friends and family in the crowd. Bauer made the save of his career after knocking the final Cedarburg shot off the crossbar and out to preserve a 4-3 shootout win and helping the Oregon boys soccer team win the WIAA Division 2 state championship, its first since 1998 and second in school history. “It is amazing right now. I still don’t even know how to react,” Bauer said. “It is just a mixture of poor joy and relief.” But there were no nerves for Bauer as the moment unfolded. “All nerves just went out the window,” he said. “ I was focused, and I knew there were no place for nerves in a shootout.” Senior midfielder Sam Mosiman put the Panthers up 4-3 with one last kicker to come. A goal would have meant more chances. A save meant the title was coming back to Oregon. Bauer was beaten the previous three times in the shootout to his left as he went toward his right. But this time, his eyes were on the ball as he leapt to the upper left of the net – his right – and tipped the ball upward. There was a second when everything stopped, and the crowds and players were quiet. But that soon passed as the team rushed Bauer for a dogpile and later rushed to the Oregon crowd to share the celebration with them. “The fans are the life of our team and to share this moment with them is absolutely amazing,” Bauer said. Junior defender Spencer Pearson started off the shootout with a goal, and after a Cedarburg miss, junior midfielder Colin Hughes had a chance to give the Panthers a 2-0 cushion. But Cedarburg goalie Tim Matchulat made the diving save to his right after a
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More photos online. You may purchase prints or share web versions on social media. Gallery will also be attached to online story Sunday. late fouls in the second half and both overtimes that left several free kicks between 25and 35-yards out. Senior midfielder Sam Mosiman, junior forward Mitch Morhoff, senior defender Jon Conduah and Steidemann all had shots on goal, but senior goalie Tim Matchulat, who finished with five saves, had an answer. There were tackles in the penalty box, with junior defender Spencer Pearson going down in the first half causing the crowd to sigh. There were shots that sailed over the net for both teams that paused the breaths of both student sections. But, in the end, it was a fitting finish to the state final, having to be decided in a shootout, Oregon head coach Kevin May said. “It turned into an awesome, awesome soccer game, kind of back-and-forth with opportunities,” May said. “It is just a special thing to be a part of and to come out on top just makes it that much sweeter. “It is such a hard, hard way to end a good fought 100 minutes of soccer. … This is the system, and that is what it is. You play it out, and we are just fortunate to be on top.”

stop-and-go kick by Hughes tried to surprise him. Junior forward Mitch Morhoff and junior midfielder Nick Steidemann made the other shootout goals for Oregon. Cedarburg goals came from senior midfielder Zach Filtz, senior defender Joe Sakmar and senior midfielder Joe Chapman. Bauer, who made 12 saves, and the Oregon defense held strong for 100 minutes just to make it to the shootout. Cedarburg outshot the Panthers 27-14 and the two teams combined for 18 corner kicks in a physical game that held many close calls for both sides. “It is incredibly hard to handle that sort of pressure. I have had to work on it throughout the season,” Bauer said. “With the defense in front of me, I know that they are going to stop everything they absolutely can. It is a relief to me that I have them back there to really help me out.” The Panthers had three corners in a fiveminute span to end regulation, and several of junior midfielder Nick Steidemann’s kicks landed in the penalty box with a cluster of players on both teams battling for headers. On the other side, Bauer shook off a couple of Cedarburg chances in the final 10 minutes in what felt like the first of three overtimes. The two teams pushed and shoved and battled for every pass. Nothing came easy, and the referees let the teams play, minus a yellow card for Cedarburg senior midfielder Lukas Kaestner in the 73rd minute and some

Bringing the title back
Oregon finishes the season 17-3-2 and has now been to state six times in school history. Cedarburg closes the season 15-5-2. When asked if perhaps this was the start of a dynasty with it being the Panthers’ second straight state trip and having several starters and contributors back, including sophomore forward AJ Breitbach, sophomore midfielder Drew Christofferson, sophomore defenders Zach Hanson and Zach Stone, Morhoff, Steidemann, Hughes and Pearson, May said “We are coming back. We like it here,” he

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Oregon head coach Kevin May kisses the WIAA Division 2 state championship trophy after a 4-3 shootout win over Cedarburg Saturday, Nov. 2, at Time Warner Cable Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.

The Oregon High School student section cheers for a goal Friday in a WIAA Division 2 state semifinal.

Senior midfielder Sam Mosiman defends Cedarburg senior midfielder Lukas Kaestner in the WIAA Division 2 state final.

Junior defender Spencer Pearson (24) defends a shot as senior goalie Jere Bauer backs him up in the WIAA Division 2 state final.

Senior forward Shaw Storey celebrates his goal in the second half Friday, Nov. 1, in a WIAA Division 2 state semifinal. Oregon won 4-1.

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Former Oregon High School student/athlete Mike Dellemann is the fourth-ranked skeleton competitor in the US. The top three advance to the 2016 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Dellemann still in search of Olympic dream
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Though former Oregon High School athlete Mike Dellemann technically started his Olympic pursuit with the bobsled after wrapping up a standout track and field career at UW-Stevens Point, Dellemann said it was simply because he didn’t know what skeleton was. Now nearly three years to the day since the first time he slid down the track, Dellemann said, “I felt staying with skeleton was the right choice for me, the sport suits my personality and athletic background better coming from track and field.” Dellemann is ranked fourth

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Sophomore Emma Hughes raced to 151st place in her WIAA Division 1 state cross country debut Saturday at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Hughes posted a time of 16 minutes, 34.08 seconds.

Fitting end to Jones’ career
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Senior Valerie Jones left everything she had on the 4,000 meter Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. Knowing it was the final race of

her prep career, Jones turned in a 124th-place finish with a time of 16 minutes, 11.87 seconds at the 41st annual WIAA Division 1 girls cross country meet. “When I reached that finish line I felt I had left everything on the course,” Jones said. “It might not

have been my best race, but it was everything I had today.” It all left Jones feeling a bit bittersweet. “I am definitely going to miss being part of this team,” Jones said. For Panthers’ head coach Doug Debroux, it was a fitting end to a

great career. “Val raced her heart out,” he said. She’s done everything she could for four years. Debroux continued, “I think Val has taught our team just because

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Champs: Panthers win first state title since 1998 in its sixth overall appearance
Continued from page 9 said. “It is an expectation now. The boys know they should be here. … It is an awesome feeling. The community is behind you. The administration is behind you. Everybody is pushing to get back to where we were tonight, and that is pretty cool. “It is an awesome thing to be a part of to be hunting for a state title every season.” As for the seniors – forward Jon Powers, midfielder David Sievers, midfielder Shaw Storey, midfielder Alec Onesti, midfielder Nate McWilliams, midfielder Bryce Murphy, midfielder Jackson Schneider, midfielder Cam Kursel, midfielder Keean Paltz, defender Jon Conduah, defender Jon Rhiner, goalie Bradlee Wienholtz, Bauer and Mosiman – they get to go out as state champions. definitely all knew that this was possible. From day one, it was our goal to make it Nov. 2.” Oregon added two more goals, but even after Mosiman knocked in the fourth goal to put the Panthers up by three in the 52nd minute, Morhoff said no one was taking anything for granted. There was still over 25 minutes left, and Oregon scored three times in a similar span to come back from its initial deficit. Still, there was a lot to celebrate. At the end of the first half, Breitbach found Storey in the penalty box. Storey was able to knock the ball across to the left side of the net. He raced toward his teammates hitting his chest and pointing to the crowd, which was now cheering after every play and overshadowing the very quiet Marshfield fans. Oregon had 21 shots, 11 on goal, and the defense held Marshfield to nine shots, five on goal. Bauer made four saves, while Marshfield senior Matt Brown had seven. Oregon head coach Kevin May said last year’s experience definitely helped the team know how to handle the state atmosphere, but the Panthers also had experience in the situation of being down early. “We have been down a goal at halftime this season, and this team kind of knows what it takes to get out of that hole,” he said. “I am proud for the way they bounced back so quickly to make sure we could play our game.”

Oregon 4, Marshfield 1
An early Marshfield goal was a punch in the gut for Oregon, but there wasn’t a player holding their head down Friday, Nov. 1, in a WIAA Division 2 state semifinal at Time Warner Cable Stadium. The initial shock wore off soon as Hanson knocked home his first goal of the season to tie the game, and then Morhoff followed with the eventual game-winner as the Panthers cruised to a 4-1 win. “When you lose a goal, when you are down a goal, you can’t get your head down, and when you do, somebody has to step up and somebody has to bring the team together,” Morhoff said. “Surprisingly, no one dropped their head. Everyone had the positive mentality. Everybody knew that we still were going to win. Everyone had the confidence to do it.” Oregon, playing in its second straight state tournament, came in with confidence that this year would be different from last season’s Division 1 quarterfinal exit, but that confidence took a hit when Marshfield senior midfielder Matt McCann knocked in an unassisted goal in the second minute. The Panthers’ defense had not allowed a goal in the playoffs coming into the state tournament, but it had a little trouble clearing the penalty box, leaving McCann uncovered with an open look. Bauer was also shielded on the goal. But not long after, in the sixth minute, the Panthers crowded the penalty box on the other end, and Hanson was able to knock home a similar goal to tie the game, 1-1. That was the first step for Oregon to take control, as the

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The Oregon boys soccer team celebrates the WIAA Division 2 state championship Saturday at Time Warner Cable Stadium.

possession remained with the Panthers for the majority of the rest of the game. But it was a goal 17 minutes later at 20:13 by Morhoff that really energized the team and the crowd. Morhoff dribbled on the left side of the net, and he was able to put a double move on Marshfield’s defender to break past him into the penalty box. From that point, it was a 1-on-1 with the goalie, and Morhoff didn’t miss. “It feels great, and we have to ride it,” Morhoff said. “We

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Season ends against hard-hitting Burlington
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Dellemann: Focused on Sochi
Continued from page 10 in the United States and is listed as the first alternate for the 2016 Olympic team. And while an injury is one way he could realize his Olympic dream this winter, there is still another. “We receive points for how we finish to determine ranks during the season,” Dellemann said. “Our first two competitions are in Igls, Austria, Dec. 6-7, followed by the third and fourth in Altenberg, Germany, Dec. 13-14.” After the new year the team will head to Canada and eventually Park City for their final two races. Those final six races will determine if Dellemann advances to the Olympic Games this February in Sochi, Russia. The experience of sliding face first down the course at around 80 mph is hard to describe. “If you are having a good run it feels very effortless, almost like you’re flying,” Dellemann said. “You don’t notice the speed at all, and sometimes it can be almost zenlike.” And while Dellemann suffered a minor concussion that led to his missing two races as a precaution last year, it never questioned his resolve. “Every once and a while you witness a bad crash or accident, but I have never questioned my choice, mostly I am just concerned for the well-being of my teammate or friend.” Though the typical age for a US skeleton competitor is in the mid to late 20s, the 2018 Games aren’t out of the question for Dellemann. “There have been plenty of skeleton athletes competing well into their 30s – just as long as their body can keep up with them,” said Dellemann, who turns 27 on Nov. 12. Anyone wishing to follow Dellemann’s progress or to make donations can do so at: All donations are tax deductible.

This was the first time any of Oregon volleyball’s 11 varsity players, including seven seniors, were in the sectionals, and second-seeded Burlington’s style of play was just as new. The third-seeded Panthers, which traveled to Wilmot Union for the WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal, battled in the first game and held leads and were tied at 20 points until the Demons put Oregon away. And the Panthers were never able to recover in a 3-0 (21-25, 10-25, 13-25) sweep that ended its season and the high school careers of outside hitter Maddy Gits, outside hitter Regan Pauls, outside hitter Mikayla Berge, defensive specialist Dani Ironmonger, setter Jamie Wood, setter Dani Loomis and libero Madi Klonsinski. “It is something you don’t really see in the Madisonarea. All these girls come from different clubs that we don’t play in, and volleyball out here in Milwaukee is a lot different than in Madison,” Klonsinski said. “It was hard to adjust to, but I think we adjusted to it pretty well actually. I think maybe we could have prepared a little better and watched more film, but this is where we are and this is what happened. I thought we did OK.” Games two and three showed how uncomfortable the Panthers were with the swing attack the Demons had. The ball would move, and the setter was hard to read, head coach Kristen Kluck said. And the outside hitters were relentless with finding holes in the Panthers’ block and defense. “It got our defense out of sync, and it was really hard to recover after that,” Kluck said. Still, at the moment when there are tears shed and group hugs, the girls can only remember the times they had with each other as a team. “Overall, I played with the best group of seniors that I could ever imagine, and so this was a spectacular season,” Klonsinski said. Despite the early exit from sectionals, this Panthers won the regional title and held a 30-8 record, the best overall season since 2008. So it was hard on the girls to have volleyball end, but they could also walk off the court with no regrets, Gits said. “Just playing with this team overall has just been a good experience since my freshman year. I loved it,” she said. “This is the first regional title I have won since I have been here – since all of us have been here – and that is a progress in the making. I am just

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Senior setter Jamie Wood sets up the offense as senior setter Dani Loomis (4) studies the pass Thursday, Oct. 31, in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal against Burlington at Wilmot Union High School. The Panthers lost 3-0 (21-25, 10-25, 13-25).

proud of my team.” Gits and junior middle hitter Riley Rosemeyer picked up 10 and seven kills, respectively, while Wood and Loomis had 11 and eight assists, respectively. Pauls had one ace. Gits and Rosemeyer each had two blocks, while Pauls led with 11 digs. Klonsinski and Gits added seven digs each.

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Now that the season is over, the program begins a new chapter with only four varsity members returning. Junior middle hitter Kena Hinker and Rosemeyer both had vital roles this season, while junior defensive specialist Kari Bertler and sophomore outside hitter Lexi Doering also return.
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Sophomore Hannah Rau said with all the hard work she and her Oregon girls swimming teammates have put in this fall, it was nice to see the rewards Friday at the Badger South Conference meet. While fans were packed like sardines and nearly deaf inside the Fort Atkinson High School Natatorium, the Panthers swam to five medals on the evening to leapfrog Stoughton in the final standings. Rau highlighted her evening by finishing fifth overall in the 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 40.18 seconds. She added a sixth-place finish in the 200 free (2:05.66). “As coaches we were extremely surprised with

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medal spot, finishing ninth. The Panthers finished sixth out of the eight schools competing with 182 points. McFarland (477) ran away with the title, while Madison Edgewood (359) and Milton (357) rounded out the top three schools. The second-ranked Spartans entered the meet as one of four ranked teams on the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association Division 2 state poll. Milton (sixth), Fort Atkinson (seventh) and Monona Grove

(ninth) also hold spots on the list. Madison Edgewood still isn’t listed on the poll. “The girls have yet to back down from any challenge,; that just shows how mentally tough the OHS girls are getting,” Kruszewski said. “If they believe they can compete with them and win, they will, or else they will die trying.” Oregon’s JV team placed sixth with 134 points. The Panthers’ varsity team travels to Middleton at 1 p.m. Saturday for the

WIAA Division 1 sectional where they will compete against the fourth-ranked Cardinals and fifth-ranked Verona/Mount Horeb. Madison Memorial, Madison West and Sun Prairie round out the top teams in what is regarded as one of state’s top sectionals. “Things are a lot different with a new coach this season,” Rau said. “She (Kruszewski) really pushes us to work hard and has us believing more in ourselves.”

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Plaintiffs, v. GREGORY P. WILLIAMS, JANE DOE, SPOUSE OF GREGORY P. WILLIAMS, IF ANY, Defendants. SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after November 7, 2013, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is Jefferson County Courthouse, 311 S. Center Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549, and to plaintiffs’ attorney, Neuberger, Wakeman, Lorenz, Griggs & Sweet, whose address is 122 E. Lake St., P.O. Box 190, Lake Mills, WI 53551. Upon a timely demand, a copy of the complaint will be delivered personally or by mail. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the complaint within forty (40) days, the court may grant judgment against you for the legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 30th day of October, 2013. NEUBERGER, WAKEMAN, LORENZ, GRIGGS & SWEET By /s/ Jay S. Smith Jay S. Smith SBN 1061329 Attorney for Plaintiffs 122 East Lake Street, P.O. Box 190 Lake Mills, WI 53551 (920) 648-8381 Published: November 7, 14 and 21, 2013 WNAXLP

The regular meeting of the School Board of the Oregon School District was called to order by the President at 6:35 PM in the Rome Corners Intermediate School in the Village of Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. Upon roll call, the following board members were present: Mr. Wayne Mixdorf, Mr. Dan Krause, Mr. Lee Christensen, Mr. Jeff Ramin, Ms. Rae Vogeler, Mr. Steve Zach and Ms. Courtney Odorico. The following board members were absent: none. Administrators present: Dr. Brian Busler, Mr. Andy Weiland, Dr. Anita Koehler, Mr. Dan Rikli, Ms. Michelle Gard, Dr. Leslie Bergstrom, Mr. Jon Tanner, Ms. Jina Jonen, Ms. Kelly Meyers, Ms. Kerri Modjeski, and Ms. Caitlin Zach. Proof in the form of a certificate by the Oregon Observer of communications and public notice given to the public and the Oregon Observer and a certificate of posting as required by Section 19.84 Wisconsin Statutes as to the holding of this meeting was presented by Ms. Odorico. Mr. Mixdorf moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to proceed with the meeting according to the agenda as posted. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Zach, Mr. Krause, Mr. Christensen and Ms. Odorico. Board member Vogeler voted no. Motion passed 6-1. A. CONSENT CALENDAR: Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to approve the following items on the Consent Calendar. 1. Approve minutes of the September 23, 2013 and September 30, 2013 meetings; 2. Approval of payments in the amount of $1,377,853.32; 3. Treasurer Report (Financial Statements) ending September 30, 2013; 4. Staff Resignations – none; 5. Staff Assignments – none; 6. Field Trip Requests – 2013 Revolution Leadership Training Conference (DECA) December 6 – December 8th in Milwaukee, WI; 7. Acceptance of Donations – Target - $2,000 for BKE; 8. Open Enrollment Exception Applications as outline in board packet In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Krause, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Christensen and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. B. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC: Ms. Gwen Maitzen of 1233 Union Road, Ms. Amy Hermus of 451 Butternut, Ms. Barbara Skiles of 855 Foxfield Road, Mr. Charles Uphoff of 2475 Lalor Road, Mr. Mike Wunsch of 299 North Main Street, Mr. Roe Parker of 1560 Partridge Hill Drive, and Mr. Phil Cox of 6211 Knollwood Drive all spoke in support of Ms. Vogeler’s Just Cause Proposal for the Employee Handbook. C. ACTION ITEMS: 1. Section 5-Rules of Conduct and Discipline and Section 6-Separation from Employment of Oregon Employee Handbook (Just Cause): After a lengthy discussion, Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to accept Rae Vogeler’s proposal of section 5 and 6 of the Employee handbook with one small change on page 10 to remove 6.05.03 in front of the definition, so it is part of 6.05.02, (change the numbering to reflect this change on pages 8, 10 and 12). In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Krause and Mr. Ramin. The following members voted no: Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Zach, Mr. Christensen, and Ms. Odorico. Motion failed 3-4. At 9:14 p.m. a five minute break was taken. At 9:19 p.m. Meeting reconvened. Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to replace Section 5 and 6 of the current employee handbook with Steve Zach’s proposal as submitted with a friendly amendment from Mr. Krause to strike out portion of burden of proof on page 13 in section 6.05.06 A “The employee bears the burden of establishing that the administrative decision was without “just cause.” And to replace it with “Employee shall then present particular facts and arguments to support employee’s contention that the decision is not supported by just cause as defined in 6.05.02.” Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Krause seconded motion to amend Mr. Zach’s original motion and to amend section 6.05.02, page 9 under definitions of just cause to replace language from Rae Vogeler’s proposal page 10 through page 11 #4. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Ms. Vogeler and Mr. Krause. The following members voted no: Mr. Christensen, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin and Ms. Odorico. Motion failed 2-5. A roll call vote was taken on Mr. Zach’s original motion with the following members voting yes: Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Krause, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Mixdorf, and Ms. Odorico. Board member Vogeler voted no. Motion passed 6-1. D. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Student Achievement No items for discussion. E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Other Topics No items for discussion. F. INFORMATION ITEMS: 1. OHS Student Council members: Jessica Nankivil and Nina LeBrun reported on some projects the Student Council are doing this year. 2. From OEA President – No updates. G. CLOSING: 1. Future Agenda was established 2. Check Out H. EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS: 1. Superintendent’s Evaluation - no executive session was held due to lateness of the meeting. This item will be placed on another meeting agenda in the near future. I. ADJOURNMENT: Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Mixdorf seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote, 7-0. Jeff Ramin, Clerk Oregon School District Published: November 7, 2013 WNAXLP

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the public hearing for the 2014 annual budget for the Village Oregon will be held at 6:00 p.m. on November 25, 2013 [at least 15 days after publication], in the Village Board Room, 117 Spring Street, Lower Level, Oregon, Wisconsin. The detailed budget is available for public inspection at Village Hall, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, Wisconsin, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 1. Budgeted revenue estimates and expenditures appropriations for the year 2014 for the Village of Oregon are hereby adopted per the summary below as set forth in the budget document: 2014 Budget Summary 2013 2014 2014 2012 2013 10 Month 2013 Dept Head Admin 2014 Percent Actual Budget Actual Projected Proposed Proposed Adopted Change General Fund Revenues Taxes other than property 41,438 42,235 43,407 43,407 43,310 43,310 43,310 2.55% Intergovernmental Revenue 840,852 914,566 629,695 921,304 948,616 948,616 948,616 3.72% Licenses & Permits 79,306 81,026 130,050 130,139 127,980 127,980 139,480 72.14% Fines, Forfeits & Penalties 98,081 112,050 88,784 109,075 109,075 109,075 109,075 -2.66% Public Charges 84,049 83,840 79,022 82,399 89,660 89,660 89,660 6.94% Intergovernmental Charges 174,467 158,380 154,272 159,912 180,949 192,461 192,461 21.52% Miscellaneous Revenue 72,573 76,677 67,033 80,381 69,025 69,025 69,025 -9.98% Other Financing Sources 285,228 271,400 220,833 271,400 265,000 272,500 272,500 0.41% 1,675,994 1,740,174 1,413,096 1,798,017 1,833,615 1,852,627 1,864,127 7.12% Expenditures General Government Public Safety Public Works Health & Human Services Culture and Recreation Conservation and Development Capital Outlay Debt Service Other Financing Sources Revenues over Expenditures General Fund Property Taxes Net increase (decrease) in fund balance Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance 847,955 908,757 694,870 839,181 920,342 898,751 898,751 -1.10% 2,153,889 2,363,215 1,933,618 2,346,103 2,500,866 2,499,943 2,499,943 5.79% 765,858 781,888 601,757 775,504 813,600 813,600 813,600 4.06% 181,750 173,669 148,935 186,003 200,530 200,530 200,530 15.47% 998,574 1,008,409 848,391 1,022,550 1,057,642 1,069,668 1,069,668 6.07% 36,475 34,750 23,548 25,450 31,150 31,150 31,150 -10.36% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0% 225,000 54,000 54,000 54,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 -85.19% 5,209,501 5,324,688 4,305,119 5,248,791 5,532,130 5,521,642 5,521,642 3.70% -3,533,507 3,560,058 26,551 2,129,234 2,155,785 -3,584,514 3,584,514 0 2,155,784 2,155,784 -2,892,023 2,987,095 95,072 2,155,784 2,250,856 -3,450,774 3,584,514 133,740 2,155,784 2,289,524 -3,698,515 3,584,514 -114,001 2,289,524 2,175,523 -3,669,015 3,669,015 0 2,289,524 2,289,524 -3,657,515 3,657,515 0 2,289,524 2,289,524 2.04% 2.04% 0.00%

1. Call meeting to order. 2. Reading and approval of minutes from the last meeting. 3. Public Comments and Appearances. 4. Discussion and possible Action re: Eagle Scout Project. 5. Discussion and possible Action re: Hillcrest Park Playground Equipment 6. Discussion and possible Action re: recommendations/decisions from the Town Board. 7. Review of potential work projects. 8. Set next meeting date. 9. Adjournment. Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official posting locations (Town Hall, Town of Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon Village Hall) including the Town website at or join the Town’s e-mail list to receive agendas at It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by any governmental body at said meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Clerk’s office at 835-3200 with 48 hours notice. Steve Root, Chairperson Posted: November 5, 2013 Published: November 7, 2013 WNAXLP

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Revenues Beginning Ending over (under) Fund Fund Revenues Expenditures Expenditures Balance Balance Governmental and Trust Funds General Fund 5,521,642 5,521,642 0 2,155,784 2,155,784 Library Fund 34,107 37,450 (3,343) 409,565 406,222 Cable TV Franchise 110,100 120,300 (10,200) 120,977 110,777 CDA 1 0 1 1,893 1,894 Senior Center Donations Fund 38 0 38 60,508 60,546 Preserve the Water Tower 1 1500 (1,499) 3,328 1,829 Herman Cemetery Trust 1 20 (19) 683 664 Police Special Revenue Fund 15,000 17,000 (2,000) 31,435 29,435 Refuse and Recycling Pickup 437,824 436,824 1,000 2,364 3,364 Room Tax Revenue 0 35 (35) (2,470) (2,505) Canine Fund 3,500 4,010 (510) 19,588 19,078 TIF #2 Special Revenue Fund 388,181 390,834 (2,653) 138,376 135,723 TIF #3 Special Revenue Fund 448,716 424,643 24,073 88,396 112,469 TIF #4 Special Revenue Fund 15,698 150 15,548 (99,031) (83,483) General Debt Service 434,448 424,998 9,450 72,832 82,282 2008 Borrowing Debt Service 335,498 325,514 9,984 (9,984) 0 2010 TIF #2 Borrowing 76,723 76,693 30 33 63 2011 Debt Issues 448,073 445,824 2,249 14,280 16,529 Capital Projects 85,000 85,000 0 (5,416) (5,416) Developers Storm Water Fee 100 0 100 106,426 106,526 Park Fund 5,980 82,906 (76,926) 156,860 79,934 Street Improvement 95,013 342,250 (247,237) 564,535 317,298 Cemetery Land Purchase 60 0 60 58,748 58,808 Equipment Capital Fund 144,291 430,640 (286,349) 445,598 159,249 Bike Path 500,000 500,000 0 0 0 South East Business Park 8,001 8,000 1 (2,573) (2,572) TIF #3 – Downtown Area Capital Projects Fund 10,150 10,000 150 86,459 86,609 DNR Grant Fund 0 0 0 (329,880) (329,880) TIF #4 Capital Projects 0 0 0 (8,953) (8,953) DNR Grant-Oregon Middle School 5,000 3,580 1,420 (1,420) 0 Cemetery Perpetual Care 575 0 575 63,405 63,980 Library Wackman Trust 150 100 50 12,012 12,062 Total Government and Trust Funds 9,123,871 9,689,913 (566,042) 4,154,359 3,588,317 * Negative amounts in Revenues over (under) expenditures is fund balance applied. Proprietary Funds Water Utility Sewer Utility Total Proprietary Funds Total All Funds 1,165,902 1,533,444 2,699,346 11,823,217 1,032,753 1,423,618 2,456,371 12,146,284 133,149 109,826, 242,975 (323,067) 3,748,456 10,693,283 14,441,739 18,596,098 3,881,605 10,803,109 14,684,714 18,273,031

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Order of Business Call to Order Roll Call Proof of Notice of Meeting and Approval of Agenda AGENDA A. CONSENT CALENDAR 6:32 NOTE: Items under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be enacted under one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items prior to the time the Board votes unless a Board Member requests an item be removed from the calendar for separate action. 1. Minutes of Previous Meeting 2. Approval of Payments 3. Treasurer’s Report 4. Staff Resignations/Retirements, if any 5. Staff Assignments, if any 6. Field Trip Requests, if any 7. Acceptance of Donations – Evansville KOC for Special Ed 8. Open Enrollment Exception Applications, if any 9. Jane Haley Memorial Scholarship B. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC 6:35 1. Public: Board Policy 180.04 has established an opportunity for the public to address the Board. In the event community members wish to address the Board, 15 minutes will be provided; otherwise the agenda will proceed as posted. C. ACTION ITEMS 6:50 1. From Human Assets Committee: a. Salary Increase for Non-represented Employees 2. Acceptance of 2013-14 Annual Audit and Fund Balance Report D. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Student Achievement 6:55 1. 2013 Summer School Report 2. Technology Support for Personalized Learning Initiative E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Other Topics F. INFORMATION ITEMS 7:20 1. Personalized Learning Update – 4th Grade Team 2. Report on Focus Group Meetings – Oregon Facility Master Plan 3. Election Notice 4. OEA President G. CLOSING 8:00 1. Future Agenda 2. Check Out H. EXECUTIVE SESSION 8:05 1. Negotiations – 2013-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement Consideration to move into closed executive session on item H1 as provided under Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1) (c) & (e) I. ADJOURNMENT Published: November 7, 2013 WNAXLP



2013 2014 2014 2012 2013 10 Month 2013 Dept Head Admin 2014 Percent Actual Budget Actual Projected Proposed Proposed Adopted Change Village Tax Levy General Fund 3,560,058 3,584,514 2,987,095 3,584,514 3,584,514 3,669,015 3,657,515 2.04% Debt Service 687,185 597,518 497,932 597,518 423,248 423,248 423,248 -29.17% Street Improvements 15,000 45,200 30,033 45,200 30,000 20,000 20,000 -55.75% Equipment 0 89,867 74,889 89,867 55,000 74,000 141,091 57.00% 2008 Debt Issues 129,056 155,425 103,617 155,425 145,163 155,498 155,498 0.05% 2011 Debt Issues 98,848 158,019 131,683 158,019 384,099 348,099 384,099 143.07% Total Tax Levy Estimated assessed value Estimated mill rate (per $1,000) Total indebtedness as of 12/31/13 General Obligation Debt Water/Sewer Debt 4,490,147 856,566,200 5.2420 11,951,494 1,504,352 4,630,543 845,211,200 3,825,249 845,211,200 4,630,543 845,211,200 5.4786 4,622,024 831,737,400 5.5571 4,689,860 4,781,451 3.26% 0.36% 2.89%

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Debt Limit (5% of Equalized value) is $42,546,855. At the end of 2013 the village is at 28.09% of the available debt limit. 2. The Property Tax Levy required to finance the 2014 budget is: $4,781,451. The Tax Rate to be established at: $5.6371 per assessed $1,000 of property value. Peggy Haag, Village Clerk

Published: November 7, 2013 WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Rd Oregon WI a PUBLIC HEARING on the Proposed 2014 Budget of the Town of Oregon will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the town clerk’s office from 8:00-12:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday or one-half hour before the hearing. Budget Summary Revenues Property Tax Other Taxes Intergovernmental Revenue Licenses/Permits Public Charges Intergovernmental Charges Other Revenues Loan Proceeds Surplus Funds Applied Expenditures General Government Public Safety Expense Public Works Capital Outlay (Hwy. Dept.) Human Services Cultural Recreation/Park Loan Repayment Reserve/Contingency 2013 Budget 2014 Budget Change 847,885 852,643 0.55% 100 400 184,637 185,045 31,225 31,700 43,870 39,250 100 500 23,500 23,700 0 20,000 74,590 1,151,317 1,207,828 4.85% 2013 Budget 2014 Budget Change 243,300 248,100 234,233 235,941 506,069 553,500 40,000 40,000 47,947 53,519 19,600 16,600 40,168 40,168 20,000 20,000 1,151,317 1,207,828 4.85% 1,207,828 355,185 852,643


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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) BOOKKEEPING SERVICE Payroll - Receivables - Payables Inventory - Sales Tax 15 years using Quickbooks. Reasonable. 608-692-1899 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) MY COMPUTER WORKS - Computer Problems? Viruses, Spyware, Email, Printer Issues, Bad Internet Connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, US based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 888-885-7944 (wcan) ONE CALL Does it All! Fast and Reliable Electrical Repair and Installations. Call 800-757-0383 (wcan) ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! Fast and Reliable Handyman Services. Call ServiceLive and get referred to a pro today. Call 800-604-2193 (wcan) ONE CALL Does it All! Fast and Reliable Plumbing Repairs Call 800-981-0336 (wcan) RECOVER PAINTING Currently offering winter discounts on all painting, drywall and carpentry. Recover urges you to join in the fight against cancer, as a portion of every job is donated to cancer research. Free estimates, fully insured, over 20 years of experience. Call 608-270-0440.

SHOREMASTER DOCK & Lift Headquarters! New & Used. We do it all. Delivery/Assembly/Install & Removals. American Marine & Motorsports, Schawano = SAVE 866-955-2628 (wcan)

ANTHROCITE COAL in 50 lb bags. Clean burning. 4 sizes available. Prices starting at $10.50 per bag. 920-838-2200 (wcan) SEASONED SPLIT OAK, Hardwood. Volume discount. Will deliver. 608609-1181

4 MILLION Liquidation! 200 Pontoons & Fiberglass must go! Buy it, Trade it, Store it for FREE! Pay later! This sale will not last! Finance 866-955-2628. (wcan) 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 (wcan)

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BROWN DEER Family Daycare Stoughton / Pleasant Springs Licensed Family Childcare 23 yrs. experience. Full & Part Time Openings Available. $160p/ week. Music Program - Indoor Slide. 608-873-0711. Location - Experience - References. On our website at: www.

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CLEANING SERVICES Weekly, Biweekly or Monthly will also organize with great references. 608-774-3170 HOUSE CLEANING Honest, Reliable, 20 years Experience! Call Leslie 608-845-8646 HOUSE CLEANING Quality Work Free Estimates Satisfaction Guaranteed 608-233-1137

STOUGHTON- 1860 Sheryl Lane, Nov 7-8-9 Thr 2-6, Fri 8-4, Sat 8-noon. Holiday, household, furniture, bikes, clothing, winterwear, sport stuff, everything must go. STOUGHTON- 400 N Morris St Skaalen Friendship Room. Tuesday November 12th 9am-noon

MONROE FULLTIME Maintenance: Due to continued growth, Wisconsin Cheese Group is in need of experienced maintenance personnel. Pay commensurate with experience. WCG offers a very complete and competitive benefit package. We are interested in hearing from those at all experience and skill levels. We will only accept resumes that are mailed to us, no walk-ins or phone calls please. Send your resume to: Wisconsin Cheese Group, 105 3rd St. Monroe, WI 53566 Attn: Director of Manufacturing.

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A&B ENTERPRISES Light Construction/Remodeling No job too small 608-835-7791 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) CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Oregon Observer unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

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HEALTH AND BEAUTY IF YOU USED THE BLOOD THINNER PRADAXA and suffered internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, required hospitalization or a loved one died while taking Pradaxa between October 2010 and the Present. You may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727 (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. (CNOW) Regional Runs Available- CHOOSE the TOTAL PACKAGE: Regular, Frequent HOME TIME; TOP PAY BENEFITS, Mthly BONUSES, Automatic DETENTION PAY & more! CDL-A, 6 mos. Exp. Req’d. EEOE/AAP HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER 866-322-4039 (CNOW) OTR Drivers Needed Above Avg. Mileage Pay. Avg. 2500-3500 Miles/WK 100% No Touch. Full Benefits Drivers-CDL-A Train and work for us! Professional, W/401K. 12 Months CDL/A Experience 1-888-545- focused CDL training available Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 9351 Ext 13 (CNOW) 369-7893 (CNOW) ATTENTION: Class “A” CDL semi drivers - West coast MISCELLANEOUS reefer runs, late model equipment, rider program, excellent miles, competitive pay. Call Chuck or Tim THIS SPOT FOR SALE! Place a 25 word classified ad (800) 645-3748. (CNOW) in 180 newspapers in Wisconsin for $300. Call 800-227NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING? Start a CAREER in 7636 or this newspaper. (CNOW) trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified SPORTING GOODS courses and offer ìBest-In-Classî training. ï New New Lisbon Sports Club Gun Show November 15-16 Academy Classes Weekly ï No Money Down or Credit Fri 3pm-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm. New Lisbon Community Check ï Certified Mentors Ready and Available ï Paid Center. HWY 80 Exit-61 190/94. Guns, fishing, knives. (While Training With Mentor) ï Regional and Dedicated Browse/Lunch Dennis 608-562-3808. (CNOW) Opportunities ï Great Career Path ï Excellent Benefits WANTED TO BUY OR TRADE Package. Please Call: (602) 842-0353 (CNOW) WANTED older Boy Scout badges. Highest prices GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Truck Drivers Up to for Jamboree, WWW, Eagle, Merit Badge, Camp $5,000 Sign-on Bonus & $.56 CPM! Solo & Teams, Full badges. Individual pieces or collections. 800-877-1544 Benefits, Excellent Hometime No Northeast. EOE Call 7 (CNOW) days/wk! 866-565-0569 (CNOW)
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. NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 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. OREGON SELF-STORAGE 10x10 through 10x25 month to month lease Call Karen Everson at 608-835-7031 or Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316 CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Monday for the Oregon Observer unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677. RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347 STORAGE INSIDE - RV - AUTO - BOAT & PONTOON. @ very low prices. Pickup, Winterizing, Delivery. We Do It All! American Marine, Schawano. 866-9552628. (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

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OREGON AREA DUPLEX. Will pay cash. Call 608-835-0046.

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2 BEDROOM Townhouse apartment w/ full basement on Racetrack Rd-Stoughton $775/mo includes utilities. No Pets. Security deposit and references are required. Available Now for an approved applicant. Call 608-241-6609 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 OREGON 1 Bedroom upper apartment. Utilities included. Smoke free. No pets. $595. 608-835-9269 OREGON BERGAMONT Duplex. 3 BR, 2.5 Bath, 2 fireplaces, 2 car garage, finished lower level, screened porch. Available December 1 $1600+ 608-212-0420 STOUGHTON- ONE-BEDROOM Appliances included. Garage. No Pets- No Smoking. Now Available 608-873-3432 VERONA 2 Bedroom Apartment $690 in a small 24 unit building. Includes heat, hot water, water & sewer, off-street parking, fully carpeted, dishwasher and coin operated laundry and storage in basement. Convenient to Madison's west side. Call KC at 608-273-0228 to view your new home.

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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

Tractor-trailer drivers needed for the Walgreen’s Private Fleet Operation based in Windsor, WI. Drivers make hand deliveries to Walgreen’s stores within a regional area (WI, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD). Workweek is Tues. ~ Sat. All drivers must be willing & able to unload freight. * Earn $21.25/hour (OT after 8 hours) or $0.4650/mile *401kPensionProgramwithCompanyContribution *PaidHolidays&Vacation *Homeeverydayexceptforoccasionallayover *  Full Benefit Pkg. includes Life, Dental, Disability & Health Insurance with Prescription Card



OREGON OFFICE SPACE 500 sq ft, 2 room suite with signage. 120 Janesville St. Call 608-575-1128


STOUGHTON 209 E Main St. Retail or Office space. 1000 sq ft. Beautifully remodeled. $766. per month utilities included. 608-271-0101 STOUGHTON 211 E Main St. 3400 sq. ft. Retail space plus 1800 sq. ft. display or storage space. Beautifully remodeled $1900/mo plus utilities. 608271-0101 STOUGHTON 307 S Forrest Retail or Office space. 400 sq. ft. $299/ month utilities included. 608-271-0101 VERONA- OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities. 608-575-2211 or 608-845-2052 CLASSIFIEDS, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.

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 STOUGHTON 2BR $725. includes heat, water/sewer. No dogs, 1 cat is Ok. E.H.O. 608-222-1981 ext 2 or 3.

VALID  DRIVER’S  LICENSE  REQUIRED   MUST  18  YEARS  OF  AGE  OR  OLDER   CONSTRUCTION  EXPERIENCE  PREFERRED   FULL  TIME  WORK  and  FULL  BENEFITS   TOP  WAGES  for  the  RIGHT  INDIVIDUALS   Cleary  Building  Corp.   190  Paoli  St.   Verona,  WI,  53593   608-­‐845-­‐9700   Mon-­‐Fri  8am-­‐  5pm    

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HOLLANDALE COUNTRY Home on working farmette. 3 bedroom, 2 bath Laundry off kitchen. Approx. 1700 sq. ft, 2 car plus detached garage, all appliances. Landowner plows driveway. No animals, no smoking. 35 minutes to Epic. Completely renovated: electrical, plumbing, insulation. $1100. month Call Cathy 608-967-2481. 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. 608-255-3753


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 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 CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Oregon Observer unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.


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Budget: Trustee action on budget after Nov. 25 meeting
Continued from page 1 didn’t really change anything except we added some more money into the equipment capital fund, and it did lower the tax increase for property owners.” Village trustees are expected to take action the budget after a public hearing Nov. 25, but there has been little debate over details of the budget that Gracz and Novinska originally presented. Tax bills will be mailed in early December. Gracz estimated the average home value here dropped in the past year from $213,000 to $210,000. The village’s share of property taxes on a home valued at $210,000 will likely increase by an estimated $16.85, from $1,168 to $1,184. About 66 percent of the village’s general fund revenue comes from property

Dispute: DeBroux’s drops out
Continued from page 1 had drawn up for business and property owners to use two Dumpsters that were recently moved to a “Dumpster corral” in the southwest corner of the lot. The corral was created as part of the lot’s recent renovations. But in an email late last week to the village, Greg DeBroux, owner of DeBroux’s Diner, decided not to participate in the plan, essentially scuttling it and rekindling what has been a contentious issue for the past few years. After a long discussion that at times grew heated, village administrator Mike Gracz suggested the village lease the use of the Dumpsters to any of the business or property owners that sign on at a price that will repay the village for its $17,000 investment in creating the corral and cover the monthly bill for whatever waste hauler the village decides to use. Village staff had been reluctant to take on additional administrative duties and didn’t relish the idea of dealing with private businesses’ garbage collection. But the board agreed to Gracz’s proposal for a one-year lease for the sake of moving ahead and getting the matter off the board’s agenda. “We’ve spent more time discussing this over the past few months than we did the village budget,” said Trustee Jerry Bollig. “I thought all the businesses were going to cooperate in this agreement.” Jerry and Bonnie Thiel, owners of Mason’s on Main restaurant, had discussed the original license agreement with DeBroux, Scott MacWilliams, owner of the building at 105 S. Main St., and Kevin Ace, owner of the Main Tap. All had verbally agreed to the Thiels’ plan for an invoice system to collectively pay the village for the use of its property in the parking lot, as well as the waste hauler, Advanced Disposal. The company was going to charge $335 per month to empty the Dumpsters twice weekly. With three business owners willing to collectively pay for the use of the space and one not willing to participate, the original license agreement was suddenly put in jeopardy. Trustee Jeanne Carpenter asked why DeBroux’s decision to not participate would change a plan that the board had already decided on. She made a motion to go ahead with the original plan – a one-year license agreement to use the Dumpsters on village property – with the caveat that the agreement would be made with the Thiels, and they would be responsible for collecting payments from the other parties. Jerry Thiel balked at the idea, however. He preferred that each party planning to use the Dumpsters individually sign an agreement with the village and rejected the idea that he would become the area’s “Dumpster czar.” Thiel told the board he felt that downtown businesses had “an intrinsic value” to the village and said officials should find a way to make the use of the village property and the Dumpsters “more palatable” for the business owners. Gracz proposed the village administer use of the Dumpsters for one year until a better solution is found. “You take the number of people who sign up and then divide the total cost by the number,” he said. Bollig warned that if the board accepted Gracz’s idea, “this is going to be another service that will continue.” Dregne added that the village wouldn’t know how many people would sign the lease and therefore could not tell them in advance how much it would cost. “I think we can come up with a price range after we talk to some haulers and figure out the number of Dumpsters in the corral,” Gracz said. “The village will be in charge for one year. That will give us time to work out the other issues.” The board unanimously agreed to his proposal.

Budget proposal
Levy Mill rate* Tax bill** 2013 $5.48 2014 Change $5.68 +3.61% $4,630,543 $4,725,860 +3.26%

Average home $213,000 $210,000 -1.5% $1,168.12 $1,183.78 +1.44% *Per $1,000 of assessed value * Village taxes on average home

taxes. The village’s mill rate of 5.68 per $1,000 of assessed value is a 3.61 percent increase above last year’s rate of 5.48. The village’s 2014 operating budget is estimated to increase 3.7 percent to $5,521,642, while the tax levy could rise by $95,317, from $4.63 million to $4.72 million. Gracz said the property tax increase would allow

the village to add money to its street improvement fund and equipment capital fund. He reduced equipment spending in his proposed budget that was requested by police chief Doug Pettit and public works director Mark Below in order to increase the village’s fund balance by roughly $75,000. The village plans to spend about $87,000 for a mill rate and overlay of

Pleasant Oak Drive and about $85,000 for similar work on East Richards Road. The village also plans to spend $185,000 of borrowed money to replace a 1992 International snowplow/dump truck. The village’s contribution to the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District will decrease slightly next year, from $419,763 this year to $418,840. The village will receive $178,350 in shared revenue – a slight increase from 2013 – and $34,547 in the state’s expenditure restraint aid, almost $7,000 more than it received this year. Novinska said she’s not sure know how much the village will get from the state for its recycling grant, but she expects it to be about the same as this year’s figure of $33,000.

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