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Cat and dog rescue shelter always seeking volunteers

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Theyre not sure how old Poppet was when they found her, but they knew she was old old and in bad shape. The cat, who had lived outdoors for years, was shot in the her rear leg with a .22 bullet, which broke her leg and still remains lodged in her hip. Shes missing an eye, her tail and part of her ear and only has five teeth. But after she was adopted in June by a Milwaukee couple, Poppet has a Verona-based pet rescue organization to thank for the soft cat food her new family lovingly feeds her. Jennifer Chung and her husband Steve, of Milwaukee, said theyve always had a soft spot for animals who need adopting and found an ad for Poppet online. They adopted through Angels Wish Pet Adoption and Resource Center, which is a 13-year-old foster home-based animal organization that adopts cats, kittens, and dogs to the Madison area. The main adoption site is in Verona at 161 Horizon Drive, but the all-volunteer organization has other adoption events throughout the Madison Area. The couple adopted Poppet from foster mom Lynn Erbach, a Verona resident since 1980 who has been volunteering since 2004 and has fostered around 200 cats. Foster care is one of the ways to volunteer at Angels Wish. Volunteer

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Milwaukee residents Jennifer Chung and her husband Steve adopted Poppet through Angels Wish Pet Adoption and Resource Center in Stoughton.

Christine Bartlein said the organization is looking for foster home volunteers, among many types of volunteers.

Pet fostering

Angels Wish got its name from an abandoned kitten found on a construction site in 2000 by founder Lois Lawrence. Though Angel didnt survive the

night, the experience caused Lawrence to look for ways to give homes to other orphaned pets. All of the animals at Angels Wish live in foster homes while awaiting adoption. Fostering is accepting an animal into your home for a temporary amount of

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The future of Veronas downtown has been at the forefront of discussion for the past year, and after months of research, the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce has weighed in on what could make the area thrive. Creating a new access to the high school and

making space for destination retailers could ease traffic concerns and create the type of downtown feel the community has been seeking, the chamber said in a position paper released last week in advance of the final downtown steering committee meeting. And the citys Community Development Authority could help lead the way.

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Hometown Holidays

Hometown Crawl adds to local holiday activities

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This years Hometown Holidays will offer a new opportunity for Veronans to explore local businesses in addition to the classic events the weekend has been known for. The event always includes a chili supper, the lighting of the Christmas tree and childrens activities on

Friday night, but other events have varied from year to year. Verona Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Karl Curtis said the roving raffle, officially dubbed Hometown Crawl, will feature 24 local businesses where visitors will be asked to complete a task. That might be something like eat a

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If you like craft beer, 2014 could be a good year for you. In addition to the new brewery that just opened on the southeast side of the city, two new restaurants on East Verona Avenue plan to ride the wave of enthusiasm here for craft beer.

One, which has yet to be named, is planned to be a larger operation, with outdoor volleyball courts and mostly Wisconsin area beer, but still has to work out construction plans and get approval for its new building from the citys Planning Commission. The other signed a deal last week to move into the fourth spot in a new strip

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I just plain love fostering

Angels Wish volunteer explains why she does it
The Verona Press caught up with Lynn Erbach, a Verona resident whos volunteered with Angels Wish for almost a decade, on what its like to be a foster mom for cats. How long have you been volunteering for Angels Wish? How did you get involved? LE: I have been volunteering with Angels Wish since I retired in 2004. I got involved because a stray cat had five kittens in our barn, and my husband was going to be putting round hay bales in and would block the entrance to where she had the kittens and he said, You need to do something. I had no idea what I was going to do with six cats. An hour later I was going to Millers and saw the sign in the intersection of Main/Verona Avenue saying Angels Wish, Kitten Adoptions. At that time they were on Paoli Street, I walked in and (the worker) asked if she could help me. I told her I had six cats that I had to get out of the barn. She said, We can help if you can foster. I had no idea what fostering was but said I would. Ive been fostering ever since. We still have the mother cat as one of our house cats. What has been the best aspect of being a cat foster mom? LE: There are so many best things about fostering. I get my kitten fix every year without adopting more cats/kittens. I know I am helping helpless animals; it gives me a purpose now that I am retired. I have met many wonderful new friends who have similar interests. I just plain love fostering; the cats/kittens make me laugh. About how many animals do you think youve been a foster home for? LE: I dont know how many animals I have fostered; its probably close to 200. I am thankful that both our cats (who were Angels Wish mother cats) are very tolerant of having other cats in our home. I have fostered cats that needed hospice; cats from hoarding situations that needed socializing, kittens, pregnant cats who gave birth in our kitten room and cats like Poppet who needed lots of medical attention before she was adopted. However, Poppet is the only one-eyed, no-tail, bullet-in-the-hip cat that I have fostered. Presently, I have two 7-month-old male cats, Willie and Jase, that Ive been fostering since June. Their sister has been adopted. Victoria Vlisides

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Continued from page 1 time until they can be placed in an appropriate home, explains the Angels Wishs website. Some of the animals are healthy, but others are under socialized, unweaned, pregnant, sick or injured and need additional specialized care to become ready for adoption, the website states. Erbach said among many reasons to do foster care, she enjoys all the different cats she gets to help. I get my kitten fix every year without adopting more cats/kittens, she wrote in an email interview. resource center, which is an 800-square-foot retail space where pet items are sold. Some of the pet services they offer are nail trimming and microchipping for cats and dogs, which costs $20. Other volunteer opportunities are assisting with membership and volunteer activities, michrochip ping animals, administrative work, marketing and special events. Youth and adult volunteers are welcome. An application form to volunteer can be found on their website at There is a wish list of items to donate to the Photo submitted organization listed online, Poppet was a foster cat with Verona resident Lynn Erbach before too. A few items they need she was adopted by a Milwaukee couple. donated are kitty litter, dry cat food, cat beds, pet carriers, dry cat shampoo, medications and supplies. contact info@angelswish. For more information, org or 848-4174. catnip and prescription pet

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Wish list: Angels Wish

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Cat beds KMR (kitten milk Kitty litter replacement) and Just Born Canned cat food Catnip Dry cat food (ProPlan, Science Diet, Feliway spray Royal Canin, Iams, Dry cat shampoo Nutro, Authority, Mounds Pet carriers Purrfectly Natural) Pet condos/playpens Cat toys-greatest need is feather toys and Heating pads other interactive string/ Hot water bottles pole toys for adoption Snuggle safe heating meet and greets pads Ziploc bags (quart and gallon sizes) Ceramic and stainless steel pet dishes Garbage bags (35 gallon) Revolution AA and 9 volt Prescription pet medications and supplies batteries Household rubber Cleaning and safety gloves needs Disposable latex gloves Paper towels Toilet bowl cleaner Toilet paper Heavy duty spray Kleenex bottles Dawn soap



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Spring election

Mayor, VASD president up for election Video will highlight K choices

Nomination papers go announced he will chal- Markson and William E. lenge Hochkammer. Hanrahan also face reelecout Dec. 1
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Chad Kemp has already Court judges John W. Alders William Mac McGilvray (D-1), Scott Manley (D-2), Brad Stiner (D-3) and Michael Bare (D-4) hold seats that are set to expire, as well. On the Verona Area School District Board of Education, president Dennis Beres term ends, along with at-large member Jeannie Porter. Town of Verona supervisors Manfred Enburg and Mark Geller are also up for reelection. Dane County Circuit

Politicians may soon knock on your door looking for signatures to get their name on the spring election ballot. Nomination papers for the spring election go out Dec. 1, and several alders, school board members and the mayor are up for reelection next year. Verona Mayor Jon Hochkammer is up for another 4-year term.

tion. Nomination papers for the seats will be out Dec. 1 and must be returned by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The spring election will be held Tuesday, April 1. A Feb. 17 primary will be held, if necessary. The deadline for incumbents to file non-candidacy forms is Dec. 27. Nomination forms and election materials are available from your local clerk, or online at gab.

FACTv project aims to connect with more parents of incoming kindergartners

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Dane County

Parisi signs $560 million budget

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2014 county budget

Year 2012 2013 2014 Capital budget* $22.8 $32.7 $51 Operating budget* $476 $491.9 $509 County tax rate** $2.87 $3.01 $3.11 * in millions **Per $1,000 in assessed value $147,900 to station two addi- skills, and their projects will tional sheriffs deputies as keep county parks and their amenities clean, accessible, bailiffs in family court. and family friendly, accordHuman services ing to the news release. The 2014 budget also The 2014 budget moves forward several partnerships makes significant investto help children succeed in ments in infrastructure and school and their community, Dane Countys lakes and Parisi said in a news release. lands. The budget creates a Funds to prevent youth projected $19 million genfrom being evicted and to eral reserve fund, the highest curb homelessness are also it has ever been, better positioning the county for future included. The budget also includes fiscal uncertainty, Parisi said. $2 million to ensure a new domestic violence shelter opens in Dane County next year.

Dane County taxpayers will see about a 3.3 percent hike in the county tax rate on their annual bills due to an increase in the countys 2014 budget. County Executive Joe Parisis $560 million 2014 budget was approved and signed earlier this month with little objection by county supervisors. The $509 million operating budget was approved 34-1 with the only no vote by Sup. Kurt Schlict of Cross Plains. The $51 million capital budget was approved 32-3. The county tax levy was unanimously approved at $3.11 per $1,000 in assessed value, an increase from last years rate of $3.01. Verona schools will get a significant investment through new Mental Health Rapid Response Teams. The initiative will put professionals in classrooms to help de-escalate situations with students who have mental health challenges; and coordinate community and educational services. Money for emergency siren upgrades and $300,000 for a trail near the Sugar River was also included. The area will also benefit from about $16,000 in county meal funding for seniors that will make up for lost federal funds. The 2014 budget also bolsters public safety and human service programs, Parisi said in a news release announcing the budgets signing. Working collaboratively public, private, and non-profit partners, the budget truly puts resources and services where they are needed most helping young people, our families, and communities succeed, Parisi said.

Verona Area School District officials hope a new method of getting information to incoming kindergarten parents will allow more of them to have a full understanding of choices of where to send their children. The new project will be in partnership with FACTv, the city of Fitchburgs television station, and will involve creating a video with site principals giving a short explanation of their school. The video will be put online and sent out as a DVD to all incoming kindergarten parents, along with a newsletter with more information. VASD director of community services John Schmitt said the principals are also hoping to hold multiple open houses at their sites to answer more personalized questions and offer tours to interested parents. In past years, the district has held an incoming parents meeting in early January, but Schmitt told the school board last Monday that turnout has been disappointing in recent years. We were maybe hitting a third at best, and recognizing the people who were coming were people that had very much interest in it, but we werent attracting many people that werent able to get to the school easily, Schmitt said. The project will cost in the ballpark of $3,000, he said. Board member Renee Zook questioned

the reasoning behind the change and whether it would truly reach the intended audience, worrying some people may just throw the DVDs away. She wondered how it would reach transient families, families that dont even have DVD players, yet dont have internet access either, though Schmitt said a written element will also be sent home with the video. Zook said she was willing to try it, but wanted to make sure district officials followed up with parents later this school year to see what they thought of the information they received. The DVDs are currently being produced and will be sent out in early January.

board that I just hate to see requirements put on people when its hard enough to get qualified candidates to run. No board members disagreed with Beres, and the board decided against supporting the legislation.

The Building, Grounds, and Transportation Committee also reported Monday night that with only four home football games on next years schedule, there was no way for the entire Homecoming weekend to avoid conflict with a religious holiday. Board and BGT committee member Jeannie Porter said the group chose the weekend of Sept. 26, which will cause the parade to conflict with Rosh Hashanah. While she said it wasnt No support for board ideal, the other options had conditions more conflicts than just the VASD superintendent parade. Dean Gorrell had asked board members if they Board retreat The board also finalwould be interested in supporting recently proposed ized its agenda for a Dec. 7 state legislation to require board retreat that will focus incoming school board on the districts growing members to have 16 hours enrollment and the issues of board member develop- that creates. Members will receive an ment. No members offered any update on municipal growth support, and board presi- and enrollment, discuss dent Dennis Beres said he long range mill-rate projecworried about the effect it tions, discuss potential land would have on who runs for purchases and look into the potential impact of new board positions. I think being a board schools to current attenmember is onerous enough dance boundaries. The board has been diswithout requiring someone to do some sort of addition- cussing the issue throughal meetings, Beres said. I out the fall, with attendance get the philosophy of it growing by triple digits in but I think this is a citizen each of the past two years.

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The budget includes $8 million for improvements to the Dane County Jail. The budget also includes money for two new court bailiffs and a new crime prevention board. The budget establishes a new crime prevention board that would distribute $20,000 to government law enforcement agencies and private crime prevention organizations to support crime prevention efforts. The budget also allocates

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Man kills girlfriend, self, in Oregon home

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A man who murdered his girlfriend before taking his own life in the Town of Oregon last Thursday had a criminal past and was likely facing more jail time had police located him. The homeowners who witnessed the horrific turn of events told the Verona Press they tried to stop Henry Pullett Jr., 68, from fatally shooting his 64-year-old girlfriend and then himself. But several attempts at intervention failed. The Dane County Sheriffs Office sent deputies to the home on Storytown Road - just outside the Town of Verona limits - at about 3:30 p.m., and both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to a DCSO release. The Dane County Medical Examiners office revealed the identities of Pullett and Elizabeth Singler on Friday. Michael Briggs, who until recently ran a law practice with wife Norma out of their home on Storytown Road, described Pullett as emotionally unstable when

he showed up to their house unexpectedly Thursday afternoon with Singler. Michael Briggs said after about an hour, it was clear the relationship between Pullett and Singler was bad, and Norma advised Singler to lock herself in the bathroom, which she did. I told him he had two choices, Michael Briggs said. I was going to call 911 or he was going to get in the car with me and Id take him wherever he wanted to go. Pullett reacted poorly to the threat to call 911 and attempted to break down the bathroom door Singler was behind. When he was unable to, Norma Briggs got in front of the door, telling Pullett he had to stop. Pullett then pulled a gun out of his coat pocket, and while standing about 12 inches from Norma Briggs, fired the gun at the lock on the door, Michael Briggs said. When the door opened, Pullett shot Singler multiple times. He went over to the top of the stairwell, and shot himself in the head three times.

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Mt. Horeb man injured in rollover crash

A 28-year-old man from Mount Horeb was seriously injured in a early morning crash Monday, according to a news release from the Dane County Sheriffs Office. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. At approximately 1:35 a.m. Nov. 25, a passing motorist alerted the 911 Center to a Honda Accord rolled over in the west ditch line of Hwy. 69, just north of Paoli Road in the Town of Montrose. It was reported that the vehicle was unoccupied, but when Dane County Sheriffs deputies and Belleville Fire and EMS personnel arrived at the scene, they began a search of the area, according to the release. A firefighter discovered the driver had been ejected and was in the ditch across the road from his vehicle. He was unresponsive, and was transported by Med Flight to UW Hospital with lifethreatening injuries. Deputies believe he had been traveling southbound on Hwy. 69 when his vehicle left the roadway just after a left-hand curve. Due to the odor of intoxicants, a search warrant was obtained for a blood draw. The mans name is not being released immediately based on the extent of his injuries.

Keep taxes low whenever possible and balance every budget

Great coverage on the City Council budget process and debate. I like the mayors approach - department heads should be asked to provide budgets within the means of the city. What business or homeowner would waste time budgeting for what they cannot afford? Just because the city has taxing authority does not give department heads or council members carte blanche to empire build. Its not their money. Based on your coverage, I am concerned about the new alders philosophy of what Verona government should be and the use of city funds. The library budget is a good example. Verona tax dollars should not be funding growth of our library for social programs used by a minority - especially for those that do not pay Verona property taxes. If that is what is happening, require user fees for those functions, not more tax dollars. A few basic library use statistics should tell that story. Our tax dollars should cover basic needs of tax-paying Verona residents first (police, fire, water, sewer, streets). Consider lower taxes whenever possible. Use future Epic dollars to reduce property taxes, not fund new programs. Do not spend now and pay later. Balance every budget. Mark Osten City of Verona

Lost $20 took a toll on readers grocery budget

To whoever picked up the $20 bill I dropped in the parking lot at Farm and Fleet around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21: I know you thought, Oh goody, you just had manna dropped on you from heaven. Never mind that I also dropped my ID along with it. Never mind that even if I hadnt you could still have turned it into the lost and found desk. I know, I know. You just couldnt believe your good luck. An extra $20 to spend. Oh joy! For me, however, that $20 represented one third of my grocery money for the week. I am living on a disability income of barely $14,000 a year. I use cash instead of a debit card because that way I have more control over my money. I take out $100-$120 a week from my checking account, and that has to cover groceries, gas, personal hygiene items and incidentals. I use a calculator when I shop for groceries, and when the total adds up to more than $60, I have to put something back. By not turning that $20 in, you took food off of my table. Georgia NeSmith City of Verona

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Staffing increases are necessary to keep pace with demand

We are incredibly lucky to have such a fantastic staff working for our community. They have risen to every demand that our growing city has placed on them and have provided us with a safe community, clean streets, library of the year, and a senior center that is a destination for other municipalities. The downside to Veronas rapid pace of growth is that our staffing levels are lower than they should be for our size. The previous councils preoccupation with a zero-percent tax increase has created these staffing holes. If staffing increases had been made gradually to keep the pace with our growth, we would not be in the predicament in which we currently find ourselves. Department heads are at the point where they cannot continue to keep services at their current levels without additional staff or cutbacks in the services provided. I feel confident that I can speak for the entire council when I say that no one wants to raise taxes. That being said we cannot maintain the quality of life weve enjoyed here in Verona without supporting our city departments financially. My family and I moved to this community because we, like many others, fell in love with the library, schools, and welcoming, friendly people. These and our other wonderful community resources would not be here without the staff and community members who make them possible and work together to make our city a great place to live. I have heard from a number of residents who value these resources and have asked me to support them in this budget and in the future to ensure that Verona continues to grow and be a place where people want to live and work. Elizabeth Doyle District 1 Alderperson

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Holidays: Tree lighting Dec. 6

Continued from page 1 cookie or find out whats on a sign at the back of the store, Curtis said. The idea is to get people to shop locally (and) into stores and have them look around a little bit, Curtis said. Once the task is completed, participants will fill out a raffle ticket, which the Chamber will pick up Monday and draw for prizes, including beer from the Wisconsin Brewing Company and a two-night stay in Door County, Curtis said. Also this year The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, will be put on by the Verona Area Community Theater Childrens Theater. There will be a show at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The traditional tree lighting will take place once again at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with a chili supper down the street at the senior center starting at 4:30. The supper, while free, will also offer a chance for people to donate money to the Verona Area Needs Network. Last year, the event raised over $800, Curtis said. Santa Claus will be at both Friday events, and if weather allows Verona resident Gary Cannalte will be on hand to broadcast his weather report live from the tree lighting once again. Saturday, Breakfast with Santa will be back at Legion Hall, offering a chance to dine with the jolly north-pole native. The event, sponsored by the Verona Lions Club, will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a 10 a.m. visit from Wayne the Wizard until Santa arrives at 10:30 a.m. He will stay around until noon. New this year, the Memorial Baptist Church is also offering free holiday photographs, with an antique sleigh and winter scene. Sessions are available Friday from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Verona Area Community Theater members Bob Bradley (Theo Kooistra), Beth Bradley (Abby Walsh), Charlie Bradley (Julian Engle) and Grace Bradley (Kate Veak) share a meal while rehearsing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The show runs Dec. 6-7.

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On Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, the Verona Area Community Theater (VACT) group will perform their annual holiday show titled, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The show will start at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center. The show, written by Barbara Robinson, tells the story of a couple that is less than successful with their own production of a church pageant as they struggle with some of the most

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This show is a great opportunity to show support for the children and the Verona community, Clark said. Tickets are $7 and can be ordered online at vact.

org, at 845-2383, via email or at the VACT building from 4:156:15 p.m. on Nov. 26. Visit for more information.

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Thanksgiving dinner
Verona Community Thanksgiving Dinner is Thursday, Nov. 28, at Memorial Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to join for a free traditional thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The meal is at the church, located at 201 S. Main St. from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 845-7125 to make reservations for dine-in, carry-out or delivery. Home delivery is only available in Verona homes or workplaces. Following a one-hour concert, he Rep. Diana Hesselbein will also talk about the historical siglistening session nificance of the instrument and hold a People are invited to the Vero- question-and-answer session. na Town Hall, 335 Nine Mound Rd., from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, for a listening session Tree lighting Come to Veterans Park at 5 p.m. with State Rep. Diana Hesselbein. Call Hesselbein directly at 266-5340 Friday, Dec. 6 for the Community or email her at Rep. Hesselbein@ Tree Lighting & Chili Supper. The with questions or con- event runs until 8 p.m. cerns.

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 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 Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 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, SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 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 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 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 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 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 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 Pastor: Jeff Jacobs SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Communion Worship SUGAR RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 N. Franklin St., Verona (608) 845-5855, Pastor: Gary Holmes SUNDAY 9:00 & 10:30 Contemporary worship with childrens 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

Dance the Nutcracker

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After Thanksgiving pizza/bingo party

Not everyone wants to struggle with the bargain hunting shoppers on infamous Black Friday. For those of you who prefer to spend your post-holiday for resting and relaxing, join us at the Verona Senior Center from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our annual pizza buffet. We will serve at least five varieties of pizza with a cookie and soda for lunch at 11:45 a.m. and then play bingo afterMusic of the Civil War ward. The cost for all-you-care-to-eat Come to the Verona Public Library pizza and Bingo is $6 per person. Call from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 to 845-7471, before noon Wednesday, hear Chicago musician Phil Passen Nov. 27 for reservations. sing and play the hammered dulcimer. Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thanksgiving dinner, Memorial Baptist Church, 845-7125 6:30 p.m. Plan Commission, City Center, 111 Lincoln St. 10-10:30 a.m., Nutcracker youth exercise class, VPL 5:30-6:30 p.m., Rep. Diana Hesselbein listening session, Verona Town Hall, 335 Nine Mound Rd., 2665340 7-8:30 p.m., Music of the Civil War, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 5-6 p.m., tree lighting at Veterans Park Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 8:30-11:30 a.m., visit with Santa at the American Legion 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., food pantry volunteer sorting,

This Verona Youth Ballet free health and fitness event at the Verona Public Library from 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 will allow kids to dance the story of the Nutcracker with certified master teacher and nutritionist, Charmaine Ristow of Ballet U/ Verona Youth Ballet. The program will include learning age appropriate anatomy, exercise warm-ups, healthy eating and a movement experience to the story of The Nutcracker. For ages 3-5.

The Verona Area Needs Network Food Pantry needs your help to sort and shelve food from the Verona Area High School Food Drive on Saturday, Dec. 7, 9-11:30 a.m. VANN Food Pantry is located at 130 N. Franklin.

Visit with Santa

Come to the American Legion (207 Legion St.) from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 to visit with old Kris Kringle himself.

Holiday bazaar/luncheon

People are invited to the Salem United Church of Christ Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will be held at 502 Mark Drive in Verona.

Thursday, Nov. 28

Monday, Dec. 2

130 N. Franklin, 9-11 a.m., Opening reception of Lincoln exhibit, library 11-3 p.m., Salem United Church of Christ Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon Verona Chamber of Commerce Holiday Crawl 8455777 (call Karl for more info) 6:30 p.m., Finance committee, City Center 7 p.m., Common Council, City Center 6-8:30 p.m., Lincoln screening, library 9-11 a.m., Opening reception of Lincoln exhibit, VPL 4-5 p.m., Google Apps on Chromebook training with VAHS students, senior center 5:30-8 p.m., Santa visits the Verona Public Library 11 a.m., Mandarin Story Time, library 3:30-5:30 p.m., Meet Santas reindeer, library 6-8 p.m., Pre-K open gym, Sugar Creek Elementary School

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Why do we laugh? To say that we laugh because we find something funny begs the question why we find things funny. We may laugh for a variety of reasons, and not always because something is funny, since we laugh sometimes when we are nervous or in other situations where we are essentially breaking the ice. Plato and Aristotle thought that we laughed because we felt superior in some way to the object of our laughter, whereas Kant thought that we laughed when something seemed incongruous. A good joke, according to Kant, raises certain expectations and then dashes those expectations at the punch line. Modern theories of humor tend to side more with Kant, some of them speculating that when social norms are violated in a way that isnt overly threatening we find it funny. And indeed, most jokes break some rules of propriety and if we dont find that violation too offensive, were likely to laugh. We are wise to think carefully before telling a joke, making sure it doesnt make someone in the audience the object of ridicule. In any case, we ought not to take ourselves too seriously, and should take every opportunity to laugh. Christopher Simon via Metro News Service A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

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Thursday, Nov. 28 7 a.m. Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Retro Swing at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. Veterans Day 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. Joe Wineke Historical Society Friday, Nov. 29 7 a.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. Book Presentation at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2012 Wildcats Football 8:30 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 11 p.m. Retro Swing at Senior Center Saturday, Nov. 30 8 a.m. Common Council from 11-2513 11 a.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 1 p.m. - 2012 Wildcats Football 4:30 p.m. Joe Wineke Historical Society 6 p.m. Common Council from 11-2513 9 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Joe Wineke Historical Society 11 p.m. - Retro Swing at Senior Center Sunday, Dec. 1 7 a.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 9 a.m. Resurrection Church 10 a.m. - Salem Church Service Noon - Common Council from 11-25-13 3 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 4:30 p.m. - Joe Wineke Historical Society 6 p.m. Common Council from 11-2513 9 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 10 p.m. Joe Wineke Historical Society 11 p.m. - Retro Swing at Senior Center Monday, Dec. 2 7 a.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2012 Wildcats Football 6:30 p.m. Plan Commission Live 9 p.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 10 p.m. Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 11 p.m. Retro Swing at Senior Center Tuesday, Dec. 3 7 a.m. Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Retro Swing at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Resurrection Church 8 p.m. - Words of Peace 9 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. - Joe Wineke Historical Society Wednesday, Dec. 4 7 a.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber New! 3 p.m. Book Presentation at Senior Center 5 p.m. - . 2014 Budget Presentation 5:45 p.m. Plan Commission from 12-2-13 7 p.m. - Capital City Band 8 p.m. Book Presentation at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 11 p.m. Retro Swing at Senior Center Thursday, Dec. 5 7 a.m. Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. Retro Swing at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. Joe Wineke Historical Society

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Dettmann honored by Northwestern Mutual

Advance creates niche with focus on service

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Northwestern Mutual is honoring financial representative Karl R. Dettmann with membership in its 2013 forum group, which recognizes individuals for an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security. Dettmann, a Verona resident, is affiliated with The Kosnick Financial Group based in Middleton. This is the first time that Dettmann received the Forum honor. Dettmann was recognized at a conference held earlier this month in Scottsdale, Ariz. The forum conference is an exclusive achievement, with approximately 5 percent of Northwestern Mutuals more than 6,500 financial representatives invited to attend.

First Choice Dental CFO earns lifetime achievement award

Kevin Klagos, chief financial officer of First Choice Dental Group, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the inaugural In Business magazine CFO awards program. Klagos has been employed at First Choice Dentals business office, 925 North Main St., Verona, since 2008. The award program celebrates top financial professionals for their fiscal leadership and contributions to their companies growth.

Verona Cost Cutters earns top awards

The Cost Cutters Hair Salon, 204 East Verona Ave., has been named one of the three top salons and Kim Kuechenberg was named one of three best managers among 50 Cost Cutters salons in Southern Illinois and Northern Wisconsin. The Verona salon was honored for excellent teamwork, community service, customer satisfaction and repeat business. Kuechenberg was named a top manager for her dedication to her staff and to the company, excellent customer service and increasing the salons productivity. She has been the manager for five years and also was named one of the three best managers last year. In addition, the Verona Cost Cutters was also one of three top salons to provide the most color hair treatments during the year. The Verona location earned more awards than any other salon.

When Adam Lawson moved to Verona in May, the lot at 512 W. Verona Ave. was empty. Six months later, hes running the newly opened Advance Auto Parts store that sits on that same lot. Were happy to be here, its a good community, and Im glad that were here, Lawson said. Im glad that Im here now, too. I really like it a lot. The auto parts chain, which operates more than 4,000 stores nationwide, has other stores in the area, including in Stoughton and Madison, but decided to enter the Verona market because its a growing community, Lawson said. Lawson, who previously worked at a store in Rockford, said the company doesnt focus on keeping the lowest prices. Thats not really our game, he said. Instead, he said it prioritizes high-quality parts and lets the service and knowledge offered by its employees separate it from other auto parts stores. Our game is definitely our service, and that comes from the people. Weve got a pretty good team here, he said. Thats where it starts, we really try to focus on doing the little things that other auto parts stores dont do or dont like to do. Thats where we try to create our niche. As parts go, Lawson said if it goes on a car, we have it or we can get it. We really pride ourselves on carrying premium products, he said. We carry a lot of name brands that people have come to know and respect. We dont do a whole lot of the low-end quality stuff. Its no fun to have to fix

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Employee Robert Paul Jr. helps a customer behind the counter at Advance Auto Parts Friday. The store prides itself on customer service and knowledge about the parts it sells. At right, employee Paul Pagliaro stands in front of the wall of batteries inside the new Advance Auto Parts store in Verona.

it twice, he added. He said the first month has been successful, and he sees the community has been accepting of the new store. The store is open seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. MondaySaturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Those hours are important to offer car help to people whenever they need it, because car trouble can be unpredictable, Lawson said. When that need arises, thats when people come in, he said. Theres not usually a very defined period of time when its this is super busy and this is slow. It just depends on the day. The Verona store has

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512 W. Verona Ave. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.6 p.m. Sunday nine employees, who total more than 60 years of parts experience and knowledge, Lawson said, which allows them to give customers confidence in their advice. The biggest thing thats different compared from us to the next auto parts store is the people we have, Lawson said. We really pride ourselves on the knowledge we bring to the table as well as the service that we can provide because of that.

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November 28, 2013

Manager named best of the best

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Madison Verona, Wisconsin received the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 2013 Torchbearer Award, the companys most prestigious award, for the fourth consecutive year. General manager Charles K. Eggen earned the Best of the Best General Manager of the Year Award at a ceremony last month in Las Vegas. The Torchbearer Award is given to only the most elite performing hotels within the IHG brands, typically this is about the top 1 percent, Eggen said in an email to the Verona Press. Eggen said the award is significant for the Verona Holiday Inn because they have received it consistently for the past four years.

That is something that very few hotels are able to maintain regardless of brand, he said. I Eggen expect the hotel will continue to win this award every year. The awards and performance are measured through overall customer satisfaction ratings collected by random surveys to hotel guests. Other criteria such as financial performance, quality evaluations, and training certification requirements are also used. The selection committee is composed of IHG executives. Best of the Best Awards are given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding and unique service to the property, guests and

community. There is only one Best of the Best General Manager of the Year Award for each hotel brand, Eggen said. So this year there was only one winner out of the 1,972 hotels. Eggen credited the owners of the hotel group for supporting his management initiatives, but said a lot of credit was due to the hotel employees who interact with customers each day. While it is managements job to create, communicate and lead the vision for the hotels success, most of the credit for the awards and recognition belongs to the hotel team members, who deliver on the promise of the vision on a daily basis, Eggen said. The Verona Holiday Inn is the top-performing hotel not only in Wisconsin, but also in the entire Midwest region.

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The Verona Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Wine and Dine fundraiser last month. All of the proceeds - $2,060 this year - were donated to the Verona Area Needs Network food pantry.

Brewing: Pub opening near Farm and Fleet

Continued from page 1 mall already under construction in front of Farm and Fleet. Brew Bros. Pub, which has operated a location in the Central Wisconsin city of Weston for the past eight months, is expanding to two Madison area locations at once the Verona spot and another on Junction Road. The Verona location will be in the same Hometown Circle building as Orange Leaf Yogurt, Quality Cellular and Little Caesars Pizza and will open around March 1, said co-owner Steve Day. Weve always been intrigued with Verona, having heard so much about Epic and the growth in that community, Day said. Day added that his children went to school at UWMadison, helping him get to know the area. Theres really nothing on that end of town that is considered a pub like that, he said. He added that the family-oriented pub, which will have 48 beers on tap, mostly craft beers, also will carry 1919 root beer, specialty burgers for between $5 and $7 and homemade French fries and varieties of kettle chips. Kind of like Five Guys, but were much more upscale, Day said. He and co-owner Gary Hanson got the idea after seeing a similar brew pub set up in another state. After working with the owners of that pub and getting advice, they set out to create their own, with the primary idea being keep it simple. The other restaurant on East Verona Avenue has yet to announce a name, but its prospective owners said in a letter with their Plan Commission materials last month they plan to have more televisions than any other establishment in the city, about a dozen regional beers on tap and meats ground on site.

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Senior offensive lineman Adam Stiner celebrates after helping junior running back Eric Schmid get a first down Oct. 18 against Madison West at Verona Area High School. Stiner was recently named honorable mention All-Region.

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Stiner named to All-Region

Senior offensive lineman Adam Stiner was named honorable mention on the Wisconsin High School Football Coaches All-Region team. Stiner helped captain an offensive line that paved the way for 2,283 yards rushing and helped pass protect to allow for 1,188 yards through the air.

Returning letterwinners for the Verona Area High School boys hockey team (front, from left) are: Alex Jones, Liam Schmitt, Brett Storm, Zach Lanz, Brodie Roehrig and Grant Smith; (back) Harry Seid, Charlie Parker, Phil Fromberger, Brogan Baker, Joe Stevens, Pat Stevens and Jake Taylor.

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Last seasons state runner-up look to go back to state, repeat as conference champs
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Zach Jones racked up a teamhigh 59 points (33 goals, 26 assists) over 30 games on the way to helping Verona advance to its first WIAA state tournament championship game. The dominant play of Jones accounted for a team-best seven game-winning goals and a runner-up finish to go along with the American Family Insurance Player of the Year award. The graduations of the First team-All-State forward, along with honorable All-State forward Zac Keryluk (21G, 27A),

however, will leave Verona with several holes to fill. Senior forward Charlie Parker, an honorable mention All-State forward, returns as the teams second leading scorer from a year ago and could very well end up as a third Mr. Hockey finalist for the Wildcats. Entering his fourth season on varsity, Parker racked up 57 points last season (26G, 31A) in 30 games, including six gamewinning goals. Also contributing for an offense that rang up 5.71 goals per game to go along with a 36.1 percent on the power play and an 81.9 penalty kill percentage will be senior forwards Brogan Baker (20G, 13A) and Harry Seid (15G, 15A). We have three top-end forwards led by Parker, who recently tendered with the Coulee Region Chill after playing a game with them two weeks ago, Wildcats

head coach Joel Marshall said. Verona also welcomes back its top defenseman in senior Philippe Fromberger an honorable mention All-State defenseman a year ago. Fromberger (4G, 27A) finished among the team-leaders in +/-. Seid and Fromberger are both three-year varsity players and alternate captains. The Wildcats also return sophomore goaltender Alex Jones, who the team rode all the way to the championship game a year ago. Jones posted an 11-1 regular season record with a pair of shutouts. He finished with a 2.05 goals against average over 24 games last season. Sophomore Nathan Cleghorn also returns after winning three games a year ago. Verona posted a 22-2-0 regular season record to go along with a flawless 14-0 Big Eight

Conference mark to claim its second straight title. The Wildcats enter this season tied with Superior for third on the WisconsinPrepHockey state poll, while honorable mention Middleton is the only other local team on the list. Defending state champion Eau Claire Memorial and perennial powerhouse Green Bay Notre Dame are No. 1 and 2. Im not sure what the rest of the sections has, but we have seven or eight players that can compete with anyone in the state, Marshall said. Its very hard to repeat as conference and sectional champs even harder to do it three times. Madison Memorials Ty Pelton-Byce is one of the states best forwards, while West has a couple very talented forwards (Quinn

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Former V e r o n a Area High School soccer standout Allie Stone was named Stone to the 2013 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) team for the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. A midfielder, Stone finished the year with seven points coming from two goals and three assists. She was fifth in the conference with two game-winning goals.

Girls basketball

Eight returners, new faces yield potential for Cats

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It has been three seasons since the Verona Area High School girls basketball team made state and two seasons since its last regional title, but the Wildcats have almost always been in the conversation by the time playoffs rolled around. It is expected to be the same this year as Verona welcomes back three players who played significant minutes, including two starters, from last seasons team (19-5 overall, 16-2 Big Eight) that earned a No. 1 overall seed and a second-place finish in the conference. Head coach Angie Murphy said the 2013-14 squad has great team chemistry and senior leadership, but is also bringing

in a lot of youth with three sophomores and two freshmen that are going to compete for playing time. We have a lot of potential to be a very good team, Murphy said. (The team is an) extremely coachable bunch of young women. The Wildcats return eight total players with seniors Lexy Richardson (guard/ forward), Jenni LaCroix (guard) and Marley Campbell (forward/guard) leading the bunch. Richardson is the leading returning scorer for Verona with nine points per game (217). She was second-team All-Big Eight. LaCroix returns to the point guard position and was an honorable mention

The returning letterwinners for the Verona Area High School girls basketball team (front, from left) are: Rachel Hernandez, Kateri Trilling, Cheyenne Trilling and Jenni LaCroix; (back) Grace Mueller, Arianna Hoslet, Lexy Richardson and Marley Campbell.

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November 28, 2013

The Verona Press

Boys basketball

Experience a plus as 11 return from last seasons squad

Assistant sports editor

The past few seasons have been a battle for the Verona Area High School boys basketball team, but the 201314 campaign looks to have a different feel. The Wildcats return nine of 15 players, including five of its top six scorers. Verona graduate Andrew Argall is the only significant loss in terms of production. Argall led the Wildcats with 296 points last season, but there should be plenty of production from the returners to make up for the loss. Senior forward Mitch Flora, an honorable mention all-conference player last season, leads the way with 265 points, while senior forward John Tackett and junior forward Jake Toman come in with 167 and 133, respectively. The Wildcats also have outside shooters in junior guard Will Kellerman and sophomore guard Cole Schmitz back to contribute. Kellerman had 220 points, while Schmitz picked up 160. Senior forward Adam Stiner (37 points) is also back with seniors Nick Federspiel (guard), Garrett Grunke (guard) and Ryan Pynnonen (guard).

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The Wildcats finished 9-14 overall, 8-10 in the Big

Eight Conference last season which was an improvement of four games in the conference and three games overall from two years ago. Buss said he expects even more improvement this time around. But in order for Verona to be in the top three or four in the conference, it will need to knock off perennial powerhouses Madison Memorial, Sun Prairie, Middleton, and Madison La Follette as well as survive a very tough conference schedule with Janesville Craig, Madison West, Madison East and Beloit Memorial all being in the middle of the pack. Madison Memorial (21-5, 16-2) tied with Sun Prairie for the conference title last season (20-4, 16-2) and made the sectional final. The Spartans have won or tied for first in the Big Eight nine seasons in a row. Memorial loses top scorers Jester Weah (293 points) and Julian Walters (260), but it returns senior forwards Tyler Lindquist (256) and Darrlyn Willis (169). Senior guard Reggie Roemer (137 points), junior point guard Shareef Smith (134) and senior guard Daurice Fountain (77) also return. Verona plays Madison Memorial Dec. 20 at home and Feb. 7 on the road. The Cardinals lose top scorer Nick Fuller (598 points), but return junior

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The returning letterwinners for the Verona Area High School boys basketball team (front, from left) are: Will Kellerman, Mitch Flora, Garrett Grunke and Ryan Pynnonen; (back) Nick Federspiel, John Tackett, Adam Stiner, Jake Toman and Cole Schmitz.

scoring guard Nick Noskowiak (425). Senior forward Craig Evans (149), junior forward


J.T. Ruffin (105), senior guard/forward Shane Waldon (83), senior guard Michael Marchese (56) and senior guard/forward Malik Robinson (48) also return. Verona plays Sun Prairie Dec. 6 on the road and Jan. 23 at home. Middleton (14-11, 10-8) returns its three top scorers

along with three other key contributors from last season. Senior guards Derek Rongstad (360 points), Luke Schafer (284) and Max Oelerich (166) are back to lead the way on offense. Senior guard Demond Hill (115 points) and senior forwards Derek Rogeberg

(98) and Chris Little (72) are also back. Verona plays Middleton Jan. 4 on the road and Feb. 13 at home. La Follette (12-12, 10-8) loses its top two scorers Nygel Drury (363 points) and Trevon Ampe (264),

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Girls BB: La Follette, Parker among top challenges for Cats

Continued from page 9 all-conference player last season. She had five points per game (127). Campbell was a role player off the bench and scored four points per game (96). She was key on defense off the bench, as well. Campbell is committed to play at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville after she graduates. Seniors Rachel Hernandez (guard) and Ari Hoslet (guard/forward), junior Kateri Trilling (guard) and sophomore Grace Mueller (forward) also return. Mueller is expected to take on more of a role this season after coming off the bench and finishing with 37 points in 2012-13. Sophomore Cheyenne Trilling (guard) is back as well, but she will miss time until January after tearing her ACL this past summer. The other girls bring leadership and will contribute to the team chemistry as the new faces jell with the returners. Of those new faces, junior guard Ebony Nettles-Bey, who moved from Madison West, joins the cast this season with experience in the conference and as a starter. Nettles-Bey led West with 349 points last season (16.6 points per game). Also joining the varsity squad is senior Dajah Jones, who moved back to Verona halfway through her junior year. Murphy said Jones is a very quick guard. Freshman Alex Luehring is a newcomer expected to contribute right away with her size and ability to shoot the ball. Luehring is a 6 foot-2 inches guard. Sophomore Kira Opsal is also 6-2, and she gives Verona a chance to match-up with taller teams. Junior Jenna Riley and freshman Grace Schraufnagel also join the team. Riley is expected to be another team leader, while Schraufnagel brings a physical game to the team. These players will all need to compensate for the graduations of Shannon Kant (233 points), Jamie Hintz (174), and Marissa Mears (164).

Boys BB: Cats look to move up

Continued from page 10 but it returns five of its next top scorers. Junior point guard Darold Thomas (214 points) leads the way. Senior guard Maurice Ewing (176) and senior guard Deandre Prather (94) also return. Senior forward Keahn Dunn (56 points) and junior Cortez McCree (48) are back as well. Verona plays Madison La Follette Dec. 14 on the road and Jan. 31 at home.

2012-13 Big 8 season

Team W-L Janesville Parker 17-1 Verona 16-2 Madison La Follette 15-3 Middleton 12-6 Sun Prairie 9-9 Janesville Craig 9-9 Madison West 4-14 Madison Memorial 4-14 Beloit Memorial 4-14 Madison East 0-18 Sophomore forward Megan Corcoran is back after scoring 68 points last season. Verona plays La Follette Dec. 10 on the road and Jan. 30 at home. Middleton (15-9, 12-6) was fourth in the Big Eight last season, and it looks to remain in the top four with two of its top three scorers back. Senior forward Liz McMahon (333 points) and junior forward Cole Jordee (160) are expected to lead again for the Cardinals. Senior forward Anna Bunyan (81 points), junior forward/guard Jenna Blair (966) and junior guard Darby Raffel (50) are also back. Verona plays Middleton Dec. 19 on the road and Feb. 6 at home. Some key non-conference games include Dec. 3 at Waunakee and Dec. 30 against Madison Edgewood at home. Regionals begin Tuesday, March 4, while sectionals are scheduled to begin Thursday, March 13. The WIAA state tournament is at the Resch Center in Green Bay March 21-22.

2012-13 season
Team W-L Madison Memorial 16-2 Sun Prairie 16-2 Middleton 10-8 Madison La Follette 10-8 Janesville Craig 9-9 Verona 8-10 Madison West 7-11 Madison East 7-11 Beloit Memorial 6-12 Janesville Parker 1-17 and Kellerman added 12 and 10, respectively. Junior forward Tyler Hallmark and junior Tyler Jones added six points each.

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Before Verona can even think about playoffs, it has to think about surviving a tough Big Eight Conference schedule. Murphy said she expects Madison La Follette and Janesville Parker to compete for the top spot, with Middleton and the Wildcats challenging as well. But she said that no conference game will be an easy win this season. Parker (21-4, 17-1) enters the season with four of its seven top scorers back. Despite losing top scorers Ashley Hartwig (352 points) and Dani Fugate (293), the Vikings return juniors Morgan McCulloch (guard), Paige Smith (forward/guard), Kathryn Dubanowich (forward) and Jessica Thompson (guard). McCulloch scored 187 points, while Smith contributed 171. Dubanowich had 124, and Thompson chipped in 87. Verona plays Janesville Parker Dec. 21 at home and Feb. 8 on the road. La Follette (19-6, 15-3), the favorite to win the Big Eight this season, returns all five of its top scorers. Junior forward Nicole Newman and junior guard Amelia Grahn lead the way. Newman led the Lancers with 435 points, while Grahn chipped in 376. Junior forwards/guards Ali Smith and Megan Meiller also return. Meiller had 166 points, while Smith was not too far behind with 164.

Verona 62, Elkhorn 39

The Wildcats opened the season against Elkhorn last Friday at home and won 62-39. Toman scored 16 points to lead Verona, while Flora

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Continued from page 9 Paskus and Max Lentz) and goalie Henry Cutting, who is one of the best around. Middleton is always good and will compete to stay in the top three. The Wildcats opened the season Tuesday against SPASH in a game that did not make the Press Thanksgiving deadline. The Panthers were one of two teams to defeat Verona during the regular season last year. Verona hosts confer ence rival Middleton on Dec. 21 and travels to Capitol Ice Arena on Feb. 1. Non-conference games of note include a Dec. 26 showdown with defending state champion Eau Claire Memorial, who knocked off Verona in the state title game a year ago and a Jan. 23 showdown against Notre Dame at Cornerstone Ice Arena in Green Bay.

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VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT Board oF EdUcation MeetinG MinUtes October 7, 2013
tion between the district and families. The Board discussed possibly starting with a small number of students, i.e., Exploration Academy and special education students to test the policy, usage and trends. Betty will continue to gather more information and report to the Board in a few weeks. This was the first reading of this policy so no action was taken. Report on District report cards Donna Behn attended and gave a brief presentation on the district report card and each schools overall accountability score and rating. This is the first year that the district received a report card. Donna explained how to read the report cards and identified the means by which DPI collected data for them. With the exception of the Exploration Academy who does not have the required 3 years of data for rating, all schools in the district either meets, exceeds or significantly exceeds expectations. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Update on Innovation Grants Dean reported that the online form for the innovation has been created and distributed online. The deadline to submit a proposal is November 7, 2013. Dean also reported that he and John (McCulley) attended and gave a presentation at the WASB Region 12 Fall Regional Meeting in Stoughton on September 24th. Denny and Dean (and others) will be giving a presentation in January at the State convention in Milwaukee on innovation grants. Update on personalized leaning professional development Betty and Theresa gave a brief presentation on personalized learning. Theresa reviewed the belief statement and identified 20162017 as the goal to have full implantation of a personalized learning plan for every student. Betty and Teresa identified the plan to meet this goal as well as what has been done thus far. This summer there was an online course offered called the 5 Ws of personalized learning in which there were 45 participants. The same course will be offered soon and an additional workshop on the Six Steps the Personalized learning will be offered in November. Betty and Theresa reported that much of the staff is eager and excited about joining the program. PERSONNEL ITEMS Consider approval of teaching contracts Motion (Gauthier) second (Behnke) to approve the teaching contract for Margaret Kryka. Motion carried (6-0) FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / MEETING DATES - Denny reviewed the future meeting dates. COMMITTEE REPORTS Building, Grounds and Transportation Committee Amy reported that the committee met on September 30th. The committee discussed transportation issues that included fine-tuning bus routes, 2 full buses and 4 new buses coming soon. Students will also begin participating in bus drills soon to ensure proper safety and emergency procedures. The committee also discussed potential properties to purchase for future building sites. Amy also reported attending a community meeting at Fire Station #2 for an update on the Verona Road project. She expressed concerns regarding the safety of the kids at bus stops during construction. With the increased traffic due to construction, drivers are often distracted or impatient. She also explained that kids are getting on the bus as early as 6:50 a.m., therefore earlier bus routes are not an option and adding more bus routes would be very expensive for the district. Denny added that the issue regarding the middle school seating at the HS football games has been resolved and conveyed to the concerned parties. Also, discussed raising money for the Curtis Jones plaque and explaining who and what he was about. Denny also expressed to the Board the need to be prepared for growth and identify where the district is headed in the future. Finance Committee Renee reported that the committee will meet on October 21st. Personnel Committee Ken reported that the committee will meet October 11th at 8:15 a.m. ADJOURN to closed session Motion (Gauthier) second (Zook) to adjourn at 9:48 p.m. to closed session to discuss issues related to base wage negotiations with the Verona Area Education Association as authorized by Section 19.85 (1) (c) and (e) Wis. Stats. and to discuss strategy and receive direction concerning the negotiation of the resolution of a dispute with a contractor as authorized by Section 19.85 (1) (e) Wis. Stats. Roll call to vote: Almond-Yes; Gauthier-Yes; Behnke-Yes; Beres-Yes; Zook-Yes; McCulley-Yes. Motion carried (6-0). Adjourned from closed session Motion (Gauthier) second (Zook) at 10:00 p.m. Motion carried (6-0). Published: November 28, 2013 WNAXLP ***

The Verona Area Board of Education met on Monday, October 7, 2013 in the District Administration Building. Board President Dennis Beres called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Clerk Ken Behnke confirmed the meeting was properly noticed. Present: Renee Zook, John McCulley, Dennis Beres, Ken Behnke, Joanne Gauthier and Amy Almond Absent: Jeannie Porter Student council presentation Brooke Felsheim, Katie Fan and Karen Wong reported on student council activities. They reported that the start of the school year has been really good. Student council has spent much of their time focusing on last weeks homecoming activities. Each day of homecoming week, students participated in daily activities and themes, which lead up to the homecoming football game and dance; both of which had good turnouts. The theme for this years dance was Electric Explosion-A Glow in the Dark Extravaganza. Brooke, Katie and Karen updated the Board on future Student Council goals that include volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House again this year as well as at the Highland Park Senior Center. The group is also focusing on school unity and re-implementing programs from previous years such as I Wont Stand For and New Student Committee. Audience Portion There was no one present to speak to the Board. Announcements Cindra Magli, Food Service Director attended to speak to the Board about breakfast and lunch progress this year and National School Lunch Week. Cindra reported that food service has had a much better start this year. Breakfast is the highpoint and saw an increase in the month of September. The number of meals served is steadily growing and the food service team has been incorporating new items across the menu, particularly in breakfast in accordance with the new guidelines. Last year between breakfasts and lunches, the food service team has served 877, 711 meals. With 37 food service staff members (between full and part time) thats nearly 24,000 prepared per team member! Dean thanked the food service staff for all their hard work. BOARD BUSINESS Consider approval of minutes Motion (Gauthier) second (Zook) to approve the minutes from the September 23, 2013 Board Meeting. Motion carried (6-0). Building goals report out for 2012 2013 and building goals for 2013 - 2014 (BR/EA/VAIS) Amanda Mayo attended to give an update on Verona Area International School goal results and goals for 2013-2014. David Jennings attended to give an update on Badger Ridge goal results and goals for 2013-2014. David also spoke about Focus School, working with Theresa (GE) and Todd (SC) and the success of the program. Mike Murphy attended to present Exploration Academys 2013-2014 first year goals, which mirror the HS goals. Consider action on changes to Board Policy 423, Board Rule 423 (1) and Board Rule 423 (2) - Full Time Public School Open Enrollment John Schmitt attended to give a brief update the Board on the changes to the Open Enrollment policy and Board Rules previously read at the last Board meeting. John pointed out that the biggest changes to the policy were the exceptions and the extended time allowed to request open enrollment. Motion (Almond) second (Behnke) to approve the changes to Board Policy 423, Board Rule 423 (1) and Board Rule 423 (2)-Full Time Public School Open Enrollment. Motion carried (6-0). First reading on new Board policy 363.4, Mobile Devices Student Use of District-Owned Mobile Devices and Exhibit 363.4, User Agreement for Student use of District-Owned Mobile Devices Betty Wottreng attended to discuss establishing a new Board policy allowing students to take home district owned mobile devices. With the implementation of the Exploration Academy and personalized learning, the desire for kids to take home devices has increased. Betty would like the Board to establish policy on how this can be done with minimum loss, theft, damage and fees to student, families and the District. Betty has been working closely with Nancy Dorman, policy advisor with WASB, the districts attorney Jon Anderson and as the One-to-One Institute on policy, legal issues and implementation of this policy. The primary issues of concern is protecting against loss, theft and damage and establishing a fee to help students and families in the event something does happen to the device. Some comments / questions / concerns from the Board ranged from the need for the policy if we went more of a bring your own device route, the fee structure and affordability to families and communica-

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are advised of an opportunity to request a public hearing by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to consider the proposed highway improvements. The Proposed Action includes the following: The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve the level of safety and service of the project portion of US 18/151 to that which is consistent with its function as backbone route on the Wisconsin Department of Transportations (WisDOT) Connections 2030 network. Three primary needs for the Proposed Action have been identified for this portion of US 18/151. Long-term highway corridor preservation Emerging safety and operational concerns Land use/transportation planning and coordination Long-term highway corridor preservation Between 2000 and 2010 most of the corridor communities have experienced population growth. Though the growth rate varies among the communities, population forecasts predict growth trends to continue for most of the communities along the corridor. As populations grow, there are increased demands for access to housing, education, and employment. Traffic volumes are predicted to increase as populations increase within the local communities and the larger cities in the area, increasing the importance of maintaining this portion of US 18/151 as a safe and efficient backbone corridor. Developing a proactive plan to limit access points along the highway and preserve a corridor for the investment the public has already made in this facility ensures that the best preservation solutions are not precluded by past or future development decisions. Lands needed for grade separation structures (interchanges and over/underpasses) and local connecting roads can be preserved. Emerging safety and operational concerns Operational and safety needs for US 18/151 are expected to grow as traffic volumes and development along the corridor increases. In 2009 and 2010, traffic volumes along this section of US 18/151 ranged from 14,500 vehicles per day (vpd) to 20,400 vpd. Future traffic volumes are anticipated to increase to 19,100 to 33,600 by the year 2037. The statewide average crash rate for rural expressways is 55 crashes per hundred million vehicles miles (HMVM). Five of the 11 sections along this corridor exceed the statewide crash rate. Additionally, five of the 11 sections exceed the statewide rate for injury crashes (18.4) and 6 of 11 sections exceed the statewide rate for fatality crashes (0.8). As mainline and side road traffic volumes increase along this highspeed rural facility, the ability to get on, off or across US 18/151 will become more difficult because the frequency and duration of gaps in US 18/151 traffic will decrease. If all other conditions remain unchanged, this may increase the frequency of drivers using smaller than desirable gaps when accessing the highway from side roads and driveways. This may result in more crashes overall and of particular concern, an increase in the number of severe crashes, given the significant speed differential between vehicles on the four-lane highway compared to those entering. Input from members of the public indicates a common and growing concern with the increasing difficulty in safely accessing the highway, and the risk associated with making these movements. Local land use/transportation planning and coordination Land use changes in the area are contributing to increases in traffic on US 18/151. Identifying future changes in access can help communities ensure that development plans are compatible with the planned transportation system. Joint efforts on the part of WisDOT and local communities to plan and develop in ways that are compatible with the


eventual building of alternative access and safe crossings eases the conversion of US 18/151 to a freeway facility, reducing negative impacts on communities and property owners. Another principal benefit of the planning and mapping process is to provide certainty to land owners and local communities regarding the location and amount the right of way needed for changes to the highway system. This would avoid potentially costly relocations and disruptions for property owners in the future as the corridor is converted to a freeway. Proposed Action Summary To achieve the purpose and need, the Proposed Action would eliminate all public and private at-grade access on US 18/151. New access by interchange and grade-separated crossings of most intersection side roads plus additions and alterations to the local road network are necessary to provide suitable routes for traveling to and accessing US 18/151. These alternate routes must provide for safe travel without unreasonable indirection and ensure that an adequate response time for emergency services is maintained. This US 18/151 Freeway Conversion Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) is a planning action to identify the requisite improvements. Prior to the funding for the construction of the improvements identified in the EA, the right-of-way needed to convert this facility to a freeway may be Officially Mapped under Wisconsin State Statute 84.295(10). This statute provides the Department the authority to purchase Officially Mapped lands as right-of-way and serves as a link between the planning and preservation process and the final project design. Construction of the Proposed Action would eventually result in designating this portion US 18/151 as a Freeway under Wisconsin State Statute 84.295. Prior to either action under 84.295, WisDOT will hold a public hearing. The Proposed Action (Preferred Alternative) would add a total of four new interchanges, seven grade-separated crossings (two underpasses and five overpasses), 21 miles of new and altered local roads and one pair of auxiliary lanes approximately ? mile in length. Approximately 70 at-grade crossing would be eliminated along the corridor, including 34 at-grade intersections, one commercial driveway, 19 residential driveways, and 16 field entrances. The changes/additions to county and town roads would be constructed in accordance with the volume and classification-based standards in WisDOTs Facilities Development Manual (FDM) for new construction or reconstruction. The two-lane county roads would have a traveled way width of 20 to 24 feet and shoulder width of three to six feet. Town roads would have a traveled way width of 20 to 22 feet and a shoulder width of three to six feet. The Preferred Alternative will have an access control element for all interchanges. In general, no new access will be allowed between ramps and the nearest side road intersections. Access control will be extended along all legs of those nearest side road intersections. The access control distance will generally be the larger of the functional area of the intersection or county minimum distance from intersection to nearest access point. These controls will be added at existing interchanges to the extent they do not already exist. Existing access points within the access control limits will be evaluated as to their effect on safety and capacity on a section by section basis as part of the final design. The total amount of real estate required to construct the Proposed Action is estimated to be 479.8 acres. Further information concerning the proposed improvement is available at the Departments Southwest Region in Madison, Wisconsin at the address given below. A public hearing may be requested by individuals to whom the proposed project is of significant concern. The hearing request should indicate the concerns and reasons why a hearing is requested. A public hearing may be held if it is determined that there is substantial public interest to warrant a hearing. Before making a request for a public hearing, persons are encouraged to contact the Departments Project Manager, Larry Barta, P.E. at (608) 2463884 to express their views and discuss those aspects of the proposal that are of concern. If a hearing is held, it will consider location and design aspects of the proposed improvement; the social, economic, and environmental impacts and effects of the proposed improvement (including those aspects that may require permit application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pursuant to Section 404 of the Federal Clean Water Act); and whether the improvement is or is not in the public interest and consistent with the goals and objectives of area planning. A request for a public hearing may be made by submitting a written request to Larry Barta, Project Manager, WisDOT Southwest Region, 2101 Wright Street, Madison, WI, 53704-2583, postmarked on or before Friday, January 3, 2014. If a hearing is held, notice of the time and

place of the hearing will be published in area newspapers. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are further notified of the availability of an Environmental Assessment of the proposals impacts and effects which has been prepared and filed according to the State and National Environmental Policy Acts. This document indicates that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated to occur as a result of this improvement. Printed copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for inspection and copying at the following locations: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation Southwest Region Larry Barta, Project Manager 2101 Wright Street Madison, WI, 53704-2583 (608) 246-3884 WI Telecommunications Relay Sys(TTY): 711


Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation DTSD - Bureau of Technical Services Rebecca Burkel, Director 4802 Sheboygan Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7965 (608) 516-6336 Mount Horeb Public Library 105 Perimeter Road Mount Horeb, WI 53572 Phone: (608) 437-5021 Dodgeville Public Library 139 South Iowa Street Dodgeville, WI 53533 Phone: (608) 935-3728 Electronic copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for review at the following municipal offices: Village of Ridgeway, 113 Dougherty Court, Ridgeway, WI; Phone: (608) 924-5881 Village of Barneveld, 403 East County ID, Barneveld, WI; Phone: (608) 924-6861 Village of Blue Mounds, 11011 Brigham Avenue, Blue Mounds, WI; Phone: (608) 437-5197 Town of Dodgeville, 108 East Leffler Street, Dodgeville, WI; Phone: (608) 935-5808 Town of Ridgeway, 6300 Prairie Road, Ridgeway, WI; Phone: (608) 9242247 Town of Brigham, 407 East County ID, Barneveld, WI 53507; Phone: (608) 924-1013 Town of Blue Mounds, 10566 Blue Vista Road, Blue Mounds, WI; Phone: (608) 437-5311 Town of Springdale, 2379 Town Hall Road, Mount Horeb, WI; Phone: (608) 437-6230 Town of Verona, 335 North Nine Mound Road, Verona, WI; Phone: (608) 845-7187 An electronic copy of the document is also available on the WisDOT Project Website: Comments regarding the environmental impacts and effects of the proposed improvement are invited to be submitted to the Department of Transportation postmarked on or before Friday, January 3, 2014. Mail to Larry Barta, Project Manager, WisDOT Southwest Region, 2101 Wright Street, Madison, WI, 53704-2583. Comments can also be submitted via email on or before Friday, January 3, 2014 at Larry.Barta@dot. Persons with an interest in or knowledge about historical and archeological resources in the project are invited to include such information as part of any comments submitted or contact Larry Barta at (608) 246-3884. Note: The Southwest Region Office is handicap accessible and the hearing impaired can contact the District through the Wisconsin Telecommunication Relay System phone number 711. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Transportation System Development Project ID # 1200-08-00 Published: November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2013 WNAXLP ***

1. Call To Order/Approval of Agenda 2. Public Comment This section of the meeting provides the opportunity for comment from persons in attendance on items that are either listed below or is a matter over which this governing body has jurisdiction. Comments on matters not listed on this agenda could be placed on a future board meeting agenda. 3. Presentation from the Wisconsin Towns Association 4. Discussion and possible action re: municipal court 5. Discussion and action re: Resolution 2013-9 to Establish the 2014-2015 Town of Verona Elections Board 6. Discussion and action re: adoption of the 2014 budget and job descriptions. 7. Discussion and action re: new building escrow fees 8. Reports A. Plan Commission: i. Discussion and action re: Land Use Change Application dated Nov 6, 2013 for property located at 7222/7226 Pine Row Rd. submitted by Sharon Edwards. The purpose of the application is to allow for an increase in lot size in order to have horse through the rezoning of 2 acres from A-1Ex (Exclusive Ag) to RH-2 (Rural Homes), and 3 acres from A-2 (Ag) to RH-2 (Rural Homes), and 13.3 acres from A-2 (Ag) to A-2 (8). ii. Update on future land use map and Dane County rezoning process iii. Update on legislation related to Dane County zoning B. Public Works: C. EMS: D. Fire: i. Discussion and action re: quit claim for the fire station site E. Open Space and Parks: i. Discussion and action re: Resolution 2013-10 Resolution Updating the Trimming and Brushing Policy in the Town of Verona F. Town Chair: G. Supervisors: H. Clerk/Treasurer: i. Discussion and action re: Driveway ordinance updates I. Planner/Administrator: i. Update on codification of ordinances ii. Final meeting of 2013 to pay bills and 2014 meeting dates iii. Update on stormwater management districts 9. Discussion and approval of payment of bills for month of November 10. Review of Building Permits, Inspection Reports, Road Haul Permits, and Right-of-Way Permits 11. Discussion and approval of minutes of the November meeting 12. Adjourn Board agendas are published in the Towns official newspaper, The Verona Press. Agendas are also posted at the Town Hall, Miller & Sons Grocery, and the Verona Public Library. If an agenda is amended after publication, the official sites for notice of the final version are the Verona Public Library, Town Hall and Miller & Sons Grocery. 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 Clerk @ 608-845-7187 or jwright@town. Please do so at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so that proper arrangements can be made. Other upcoming meetings include Open Space and Parks Commission on 12/4/2013. Plan Commission is tentatively scheduled for 12/26/13. Agendas will be posted on the locations listed above and the Towns website ( Use the subscribe feature on the Towns website to receive town meeting agendas and other announcements via email. Notice is also given that a possible quorum could occur at this meeting of the Plan Commission and/or Open Space and Parks Commission, for the purposes of information gathering only. David K. Combs, Town Chair, Town of Verona. Published: November 28, 2013 WNAXLP ***

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The Verona Press

Downtown: Chamber suggests CDA might help guide planning, property acquisition
Continued from page 1 While the city worked on plans for traffic and potential redevelopment in the citys core this year, the chamber took on the task of gathering input from the business community, said chamber executive director Karl Curtis, who put together the paper. Often times we make plans that dont look at the long-term consequences, Curtis told the Verona Press. We want to make sure we covered all the bases. The chambers position paper summed up the results of a variety of meetings and one-on-one conversations it held. Curtis said the ideas could be pursued in tandem with the changes proposed by MSA Professional Services in its downtown traffic and corridor study. Many similarities, in fact, can be found in the chambers paper and drafts of the citys plan, which was developed with the help of public forums. For example, both cite the desire for a functional, defined downtown area. Both see a need for traffic and parking changes. And both show a willingness to redevelop underused parts of the downtown area. While the final plan from MSA hasnt yet been drawn up for public review, planners have indicated in public meetings they intended to have a downtown core area extending a few blocks from the intersection of Main Street and Verona Avenue. The chambers position paper defines that area as Main Street between Paoli Street and Harriet Street and Verona Avenue from Subway to Culvers.

Traffic plans

to be downtown would pass through there. One of the most significant conThis, we believe, is the long-term cerns with every attempt that has solution, the paper reads. been made to improve Veronas downtown is traffic. Destination retail With a county trunk highway Even if the traffic patterns are along Main Street and a growing adjusted to make downtown more population, the Four Corners inter- pedestrian-friendly, a different mix section has always been a conun- of businesses is needed to make the drum: Let it continue to choke traffic area a destination for people. or expand it to a pedestrian-unfriendThe fact that were so close to ly size and possibly chew up sur- Madison makes it difficult, Curtis rounding businesses. said. The unofficial plans from MSA The idea proposed by the chamber call for an eventual conversion to would be to attract more destinatwo lanes of traffic in each direction tion businesses, Curtis said, adding with designated left turn lanes at the that the task is easier said than done. intersection. The potential for timeFor example, shops like the Sows of-day parking restrictions has been Ear draw shoppers from all around discussed, as well. the area, Curtis said. People get the But in talking with business own- items theyre looking for and someers and school officials, Curtis noted times linger and look at other shops that traffic is especially bad when in the area. school is in session and not so terThe chamber would like to see rible at other times. a large-scale retail cluster Curtis As a result, the chamber said, the said with different kinds of shops city could go a long way toward that make someone say, Lets go to improving traffic by creating new Verona and shop. access to the high school from the That doesnt mean big boxes, north or west. The idea has been though. talked about before, but never been Ideally, these would be unique acted upon, Curtis said in the posi- businesses that would engage a tion paper. younger clientele such as wine shops Adding a stoplight at Llanos and high-end restaurants, the paper near Badger Ridge Middle School, said. changing traffic patterns and restrictOne way or another, it said, the ing parking would all but eliminate downtown needs to become the traffic congestion during the school functional center of the commusession, the paper reads. nity. The paper also recommends engaging in discussions with the Using the CDA state and county to develop a north/ A key to putting these ideas south bypass for the area, another together is having a city panel that idea that has been discussed for can take an active role in making years. Then only people who want conditions right for developers.
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Veronans scrutinize maps at the last public downtown plan meeting at the Verona Senior Center. The citys steering commitee will review feedback at a meeting next week.

Specifically, the paper advocates using the citys dormant Community Development Authority to guide redevelopment in the area. City administrator Bill Burns told the Press that MSAs plan would likely have an implementation section that could guide the city on what to do in the short, medium and long term phases. That, he said, could be where the CDA takes an active role. By state statue, the CDA has the power to oversee redevelopment projects including making blight determinations and issuing debt for certain types of urban renewal projects. The CDA is chaired by the mayor and has a council representative, along with community members with backgrounds in real estate, finance and development. Its last major project was the construction of the Sugar Creek Apartments downtown, when senior housing was scarce here. Burns said other municipalities

have used their CDAs as an advisory board for large redevelopment projects. The board could meet and make recommendations to the Common Council, he said. Curtis told the Press that he wasnt planning on discussing the paper indepth at the next steering committee meeting for the downtown plan slated for Monday, Dec. 2. He said the position paper isnt meant as a hostile takeover of the citys downtown planning, but rather a complement to it. Curtis said not all of the ideas presented were likely to occur, but he wanted to include anything he had heard from his conversations with the 50-60 area business owners and staff. You can always explore and say it wont work, Curtis said. The chamber would be open to anything that could make a positive impact on the downtown and Verona as a whole.
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16 - The Verona Press - November 28, 2013

Verona Area Chamber of Commerce Invites You to the First Annual

December 6 & 7 (Business Hours Apply)

Visit the businesses below to receive a special mission. Complete the mission and receive a rafe ticket to drop in a pot. Continue to the next business and repeat. No purchase necessary. (The more places you visit, the more chances you have to win!)
St. Vincent de Paul
513 W. Verona Ave. Verona 848-4500

Holiday Crawl

Gymnity Gymnastics and Flyers

6300 Nesbitt Rd. Fitchburg 848-354

Edelweiss Cheese
202 W. Verona Ave. Verona 845-9005

The Purple Goose

400 W. Verona Ave. Verona 845-2368

US Cellular
600 W. Verona Ave. Verona 848-7600.

Tuvalu Coffeehouse
300 S. Main St., #101 Verona 845-6800

Atkins Bicycle Shoppe

517 Half Mile Road Verona 845-6644

430 E. Verona Ave. Verona 845-2010

Holiday Inn Express

515 W. Verona Ave. Verona 497-4500

AJs Pizza
300 S. Main St. Verona 497-1303

Cousins Subs
231 S. Main St. Verona 848-3111

100 Cross Country Rd. Verona 497-3333

KT & Co.
500 W. Verona Ave. Verona 845-2000

Ace Hardware
119 W. Verona Ave. Verona 845-7920

Grays Tied House

950 Kimball Ln. Verona 845-2337

Verona Hometown Pharmacy

202 S. Main St. Verona 848-8020

Postal Connections
200 E. Verona Ave. Verona 845-1430

The Sows Ear

125 S. Main St. Verona 848-2755

Montes Grill & Pub

608 W. Verona Ave. Verona 845-9669

Craigs Cake Shop

604 W. Verona Ave. Verona 848-6331

Verona Wine Cellar

1015 North Edge Trail Verona 845-9463

Advanced Auto Parts

512 W. Verona Ave. Verona 845-1420

Hansen Law Ofce

111 E. Verona Ave. Verona 772-3939

On Monday, December 9, the Chamber will retrieve all the submissions from each business, combine them and draw the lucky tickets. We will notify the winners on Tuesday, December 10.

Grand Prize 2 Night Stay at Whistling Swan in Door County

Additional prizes will include gift certicates, special coupons and more! (Individual businesses may choose to host their own drawings as well)