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Referendum revival plan in works

School board plans to discuss its options for a likely fall 2014 ballot question in January
referendum in Oregon School District history, board members Unied Newspaper Group will meet next month to lay the groundwork for a possible referNearly two years after dis- endum next year. trict residents rejected the largest With time quickly running out

to get a question on the April ballot, district superintendent Brian Busler said it was more important that district officials take their time on the issue than try to get something done for next spring. One thing we took back (from discussions with community and consultants) was we didnt want to rush this, he said. There was

a sense that last time, maybe we did this too quickly. In February 2012, two questions appeared on the ballot the first would have allowed the district to borrow up to $33 million to add or renovate parts of the high school, middle school and athletic fields south of the high school, while the second

would have allowed the district to exceed revenue caps by $150,000 a year to operate the new high school facilities. The first measure was defeated by a 58-42 percent margin; the second 56 to 44. Busler said staff and board members, with the assistance

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Producing a Future
Pair of OHS seniors launches own video production company
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Taxes hold steady

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Oregon High School seniors Brett Larson and Shane Cooper might not parlay their videomaking passion into full-time careers, but in the meantime their productive production team is enjoying learning as they go. The two Interest in shooting recently founded a video? Drop Larson LarsonCooper- and Cooper a line at P r o d u c t i o n s LarsonCooperProductions@ and are open for business for businesses looking to show off a product or for people to just have a cool video to remember an important event. Larson and Cooper worked together for the first time during a multimedia class last year, when they collaborated on a music video for one of Coopers projects and found they really hit it off, with Larson doing the filming and Cooper taking care of editing. We were really good at working together and making videos, and we really had a love and passion for it, Cooper said. After that, we were just making videos on the side, and it kept progressing until finally we started thinking, Hey, we really have the talent for this, maybe we could turn it into a business or something? Getting the shots and seeing the final product come together, its really fun. They started out simply, with a $250 Handycam and a plastic tripod. Just the bare minimum, Cooper said. Even though we didnt have (professional) equipment, we just tried it. Photo by Scott De Laruelle Larson credited basic photography courses at Oregon High School seniors Shane Cooper and Brett Larson demonstrate how they use some relatively simple OHS for helping him get a solid foundation.

LarsonCooper Productions

Turn to Production/Page 8 and are earning money for their production skills.

tools like laptop computers and video cameras to make a variety of videos. The two recently have gone pro

Oregon residents wont feel the big tax hikes they did the past couple years, mainly because of the school levy. The average Village of Oregon home will be charged about $25 more in property taxes this year than last year, with most of that coming from the villages 2.9 percent mill rate increase. Last year, the average village homeowner had to find an extra $199, mainly, for the increased Oregon School District taxes, but this year, OSDs mill rate dropped a fraction of a percentage in the village. Its 6-cent mill rate reduction offsets Dane Countys 7-cent increase. Last year, the average home was valued at $213,000, but this year it has dropped to $210,000. Adjustments to the First Dollar Credit and the Lottery Credit will drop taxes by about $20 more for those who are eligible, though that amount does not vary by the value of the home. Tax bills were to be mailed this week. They are expected to be available

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The Village of Oregon got a bit brighter last Friday with a community tree lighting outside BMO Harris bank. Clockwise from above: Young revelers look in awe at the holiday lights following the treelighting ceremony Dec. 6. Little ones sing and dance near the tree. Carolers sing holiday tunes at the Oregon tree lighting ceremony. Frigid temperatures made post-tree lighting hot chocolate a necessity at Academy of Sound.

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Village of Oregon Planning Commission members will weigh in on plans to rezone a portion of the Bergamont property near Jefferson Street and Bergamont Boulevard Dec. 12. The rezone and certified survey maps would pave the way for commercial development along Jefferson Street, multi-family housing units on Bergamont Boulevard and a row of duplexes near Drumlin Drive. The commission had

previously viewed similar plans, but asked Bergamont owner Fiduciary Real Estate to resubmit plans that more closely resembled what was approved last year in the villages

comprehensive plan. Fiduciary had sought to maximize the lot size of the multi-family lots in November, but those plans were met with concerns from neighbors and some commission members. Those plans called for 56 multi-family units. The new plans call for 4.75 acres of multi-family units on the west side of Bergamont Boulevard and 1.32 acres on the east side. Those lots are slightly smaller than the last months request where the lots were about 5.5 acres and 1.5 acres, respectively. The adjustments line

up the lot lines and driveway access points with the north and south edges of the stormwater retention pond along Bergamont Boulevard, which is more in line with the comprehensive plan. The changes would require removing a stipulation in the Bergamont plan that prohibits driveway access within 450 feet of the Jefferson Street. No public hearing is slated for Thursdays meeting, since the plans were held over from last months meeting where a hearing was held. The commission will make a

recommendation on the for commercial units of plans for the Village Board about 2,044 square feet to to consider. be converted into one onebedroom apartment and Residential conversion one two-bedroom apartAlso up for discussion ment. There would be two Thursday is a request to rental units added to buildconsider converting exist- ings at 101 Elliot Lane and ing space in the Foxboro 218 Wolfe St. The Planning CommisCommons from commersion will also consider: cial to residential. altering site plans for Brad Klawitter, director of operations for DSI Real the library to include a new Estate Group the owner sculpture near the main of the property said in entrance. allowing a new sign at village documents that the discussion would be Oregon Manor to distinconceptual Thursday. No guish between the nursing approvals are being sought home and assisted living buildings. at this time. The submitted plans call

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The Village of Brooklyn is hoping to honor its more than 500 area veterans who have served from the War of 1812 to modern-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with a new memorial. The idea for the memorial came from the Brooklyn Area Veterans Committee. The committee, which consists of volunteers and local veterans, saw a presentation on and approved final plans for the memorial in late summer, and recently began fundraising for the project, which will need $60,000. Shirley Davis, who is a member of the committee, said the group is currently discussing a lot of different things for potential fundraising efforts, and looks forward to eventually completing the memorial. Its something I think everybodys wanted for a long time to honor all of the veterans and their families, too, Davis said. Theyve gone through a lot, when they have someone off serving the country or have lost a member of their family. I think its just time to do this. The memorial, designed by Pechmann Memorials, would include two monuments, one at the entrance and one at the center,

OSD: Bond funding examined

Continued from page 1 sleeves up and review past referendum discussions and community feedback and go over a prioritized list of projects, as well as the districts master plan. He said district business manager Andrew Weiland has been examining some potential bond refunding that would create capital expansion opportunities we didnt have two or three months ago. Board president Courtney Odorico said while the board is looking to a referendum in the near future, they deliberately have taken their time with the matter, not looking to rush to get a question on the April ballot. Still, she said they are working with a financial time frame. Theres always the ticking clock of rising interest rates and whatnot, so thats why we brought it tonight, because thats still out there affecting some of our decisionmaking, she said.

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The Village of Brooklyn looks to build a memorial to honor veterans somewhere in the village. The Brooklyn Area Veterans Committee is discussing fundraising options.

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according to a press release from the committee. The center memorials would feature six sections of granite with veterans names and their time of service inscribed, with names of large donors and contributors on the reverse side of the wall. The memorial would remain open for 24 hours, seven days a week, with three flags and lighting, the release said, and construction is expected to begin in fall 2014 if fundraising goals are met. There are brochures at places around Brooklyn and the Village of Oregon, including at the Oregon Senior Center, with more information on the project, Davis said. To submit a veterans name or donate to the project, contact Lyle Wanless at 5165401, Davis at 455-2022 or Dannie Leonard at 4555049.
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he theft begins with men, as we steal ourselves away from the sidewalks and bypaths and country lanes of our community to slip behind the wheel of an automobile. The impoverishment of our public realm steadily worsens as fewer and fewer of us in our indispensable roles as husbands and fathers, uncles and grandpas, teachers and shopkeepers and ministers stride and stroll and pedal through our neighborhoods. This shift to a society that almost requires the constant use of automobiles replaces security with fear, community with isolation and safety Noeldner with danger for those not guarded by the heavy metal of their motorized fortresses. And it does so as much in a place like Oregon as anywhere else. It is time for us to return what we have stolen, and it can be done. I will show you how, but first Ill show you why. This theft starts with adults but is compounded when our teenage boys, instinctively aping our ways, abandon their skateboards and bicycles to seize upon life-size Hot Wheels cars and larger-than-life Tonka Trucks as talismans of freedom, status and manliness. It happens when the shy, awkward boy who lives next-door cruises five blocks to school (gotta look cool!) and no longer watches out for our third-grader when she walks home from class. When our retirees drive to the McDonalds at the outskirts of town for their morning coffee klatch instead of ambling to the downtown coffee shop. When you get that big promotion and spend

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several weeks every month away from home, desperately trying to persuade a nation of over-saturated consumers (and yourself) that they need the gewgaws you peddle far more than the public thoroughfares of our community need your feet. As we men and our older boys steal ourselves away from our sidewalks and bypaths and country lanes, these places begin to feel less essential, less convivial and less secure to our women and girls. Inexorably, fear and convention drive woman after woman to join us behind the wheel. And of course our women bring our children with them. If we feel afraid to walk alone, the thought of our child walking by herself can fill us with terror. One by one, those of us who have the ability and means steal our children from the public realm as well, belting and locking them into Caravans and Excursions. And in the process of isolating them within our mobile steel fortresses, we make the world outside evermore dangerous and inhuman for those who remain. Together every man for himself we accelerate our world into motorized self-segregation, and all that our crossing guards can do is valiantly fight a war already lost. As walking, rolling wheelchairs, pushing baby strollers, pulling Radio Flyers, riding bicycles and other forms of self-locomotion cease to be normal and integral to our daily lives, we cease to weave ourselves into the fabric of community. The frayed and tattered remnants that survive are a threadbare imitation. A bit of dog-walking here and jogging there cannot possibly knit us together. In our rush to drive somewhere else, we make our sidewalks and bike paths more dangerous for the dwindling numbers of non-motorists who occupy them -- although

not as bad as the sensational headlines would have us believe. The worst things are the absence of responsible adults and the overwhelming sense of alienation. But highways and country roads are another matter. To walk or bicycle along them as Priuses and Escalades rush by is to place ones self in harms way and a COEXIST bumper sticker is no consolation. What remains other than the occasional jogger, dog-walker, and fair-weather stroller are the least among us: handicapped persons and children, seniors and adults who cant drive, cant afford a car and dont have family or friends (or staff!) to chauffeur them. Of course in a place like Oregon, their numbers are few. We may not have intended it, but the automobile-focused way of life most of us have chosen has made Oregon into a place where non-motorists and lite-motorists do not feel welcome. Indeed, we have taken away the possibility for many to live here at all. In my next column, I will challenge you to take the first step. It starts with transforming our attitudes and then moves to transforming our behaviors, our political leaders and then our community. Its not as impossible as it sounds, but changing our attitudes is the most difficult step. Right now, most of our conversations about doing anything other than driving virtually everywhere quickly devolve into denial, excuses, blaming someone else and expecting someone else to fix things. That has to change before anything else can. Hans Noeldner is a Village of Oregon resident and former village trustee.

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Second Harvest fundraiser

The annual Second Harvest Food Bank Fundraiser took place at Ten Pin Alley on Nov. 6. With the First Weber Group Foundation it raised over $4,100.

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Sitting with Santa

The jolly gift-giver made the trek from the North Pole to the Oregon Ice Arena Saturday to hear kids Christmas wish lists and make sure they were on the nice list.

Help fight hunger with local matching program

Buckets for Hunger, Inc., is located in Oregon and is challenging the citizens of Oregon and Brooklyn to help fight hunger. Heres how the donations matching program works: Send a check written out to Buckets for Hunger and mention that it is for the Oregon/Brooklyn Food Pantry. Buckets will then send a check back to the Oregon/Brooklyn Food Pantry with your money and a matching amount from Buckets. The organizations goal is to provide at least 25 cents in matching dollars for every dollar of your check. The current budget for Buckets estimates that the most it can provide in matching dollars for Oregon/Brooklyn is $3,000. That means if the citizens and businesses of Oregon and Brooklyn send donation check to Buckets that total $2,000, Buckets will send a check for $2,500 to the Oregon/Brooklyn Food Pantry. The deadline for Buckets to receive your checks at their offices located at 4761 Coolidge Street in Oregon, Wisconsin (zip code is 53575) is Dec. 15. Buckets for Hunger, Incorporated, was founded in Oregon in 1995 by several local people including Wayne Bisek, Vickie Carroll, Tony Crook, Paul and Bonnie Lynde, Kim Zuhlke and Don Schultz.

Taxes: OSD drop keeps increase small

Continued from page 1 online Dec. 18, as well. Taxes are due Jan. 31, but many homeowners pay part or all of the bill before the end of the year to count it toward their 2013 taxes. The village hall is open regular hours Dec. 31. The increase of 12 cents per $1,000 in assessed value represents a 0.6 percent increase, far less than last years hike. Mainly, that is because OSD got significantly more state aid than in the year before. Last year, similar news late in the process kept the tax increase down, but school taxes were still responsible for most of that increase. This year, only the village and Dane County increased the mill rate for Oregon property owners. Even Madison Area Technical College stayed steady this year, after five years of

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(Numbers do not include TIF) Jurisdiction 2011 2012 2013 %Inc. Vil. Oregon $5.24 $5.47 $5.63 2.9 Dane County $2.78 $2.96 $3.03 2.3 State $.17 $.17 $.17 -1.2 MATC $1.66 $1.79 $1.79 0 OSD $11.63 $12.03 $11.98 -.2 School credit $1.80 $1.85 $1.88 -1 Total $19.67 $20.61 $20.73 0.6 Lottery Credit $107.95 $112.24 $134.23 First Dollar Crt $81.56 $80.52 $78.81 increases related to a 2008 referendum for a total of 37 cents per $1,000 in assessed value. The countys increase was 2.3 percent, responsible for an increase of $15 on an average home. The villages increase was less than last years 4.5 +19.6 -2.1

Reports collected from the Oak Drive. There was no perlog book at the Oregon Police manent damage. Department. Nov. 21 Nov. 17 8:24 p.m. A 41-year-old 2:10 a.m. A 21-year-old woman reported a dead goldwoman reported being struck en retriever in the road on in the nose by another wom- South Perry Parkway. It had an at a club on Braun Road. been hit by an unknown car. Police were unable to locate The dogs owner removed the the suspect. dog from the roadway, but no one had seen the vehicle that Nov. 18 hit the dog. 11:03 a.m. A 73-year-old woman reported the IRS Nov. 24 had called to collect $4,250 in 5:29 p.m. An 81-year-old past due taxes or they would woman reported her neighseize her bank accounts and bors dog was barking when vehicles. Police contacted the owner wasnt home. the phone number given to Police contacted the owner, the woman, and were asked who said she would make if they were police officers. When the officer responded yes, the man on the other end of the line hung up. 7:13 p.m. A 56-year-old man reported his car was egged overnight on Pleasant sure a bark collar is on the dog when she leaves. Dec. 2 8:25 a.m. A 52-year-old woman reported a tenant in her apartment building had reported an unknown male dumping garbage into the East Richards Road apartments dumpster. The tenant told police he had seen a vehicle on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon throwing garbage into the Dumpster. The alleged male was contacted and denied the accusation, saying he was watering a friends plants. Scott Girard

percent (a mill rate bump of 23 cents). The first half of the taxes is due Jan. 31 and the rest by July 31. To see your tax information online, visit the public access portal of Access Dane (

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All faith perspectives welcome for The theme is Spanish stories. The storytime is in English with a sprinkle respectful dialogue and making new The Oregon High School Drama of Spanish. friends. For details, contact Le Anne Troupe is performing An Assortment at 515-1515. of Holiday Stories at the Firefly Coffeehouse from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. Carriage rides 13. The event is free and open to the Come to Masons on Main from Holiday recital public. The Academy of Sound is holding 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, to purchase a $4 ticket a holiday recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, to take a horse-drawn carriage ride Dec. 21, at the Oregon High School K-9 Pancake Breakfast Performing Arts Center (456 N. Perry around downtown Oregon. Support the Oregon Police DepartThe rides will load behind the res- Pkwy.) ment at this fundraiser at the Oregon taurant. The rides will also be availCall 371-9030 or visit academyofFire Department from 7 a.m. to noon able at the same times on Saturday, for information. on Saturday, Dec. 14, for all-you-can- Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22. eat pancakes, sausages, eggs and beverages. Family Fun Day Santa will visit from 8-11:30 a.m., Puppet Theater People are invited to come rink and Vende, the departments K-9 Come to the Oregon Public Library in the New Year from 11 a.m. to 4 unit, will be on hand to meet as well. at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16 and p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Oregon Proceeds for the event, which will 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 to enjoy a Community Sports Arena (100 North also feature a bake sale, will benefit puppet play, stories and songs, with Perry Pkwy., Oregon). the Oregon Police Departments K-9 movement activities and a craft. fund.

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The storytime is for Dads and children under 6 but everyone is welcome to come to the library at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, for stories and songs, followed by donuts and juice for kids and coffee for adults.

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Brewing Questions meets on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and the third Tuesday of every month in the Firefly Coffee House back room at 8:30 a.m. This is an open-minded discussion group about faith, life and things that matter to us.

New Years Eve Party

Get into the festive spirit from 5-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Oregon Public Library and Oregon Senior Center for this free party, including Music Together with Arts Express, Wayne the Wizard, carnival games, crafts and Wheres Waldo treats.

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Noon to 6 p.m., 20th Anniversary Celebration, Oregon Floral & Stained Glass (933 North Main Street, Oregon) 6-8 p.m., Oregon High School Drama Troupe performance of An Assortment of Holiday Stories, Firefly Coffee House

Friday, Dec. 13

8:30 a.m., Brewing Questions, Firefly Coffee House 11:30 a.m., Silver Threads Pot Luck, Oregon Senior Center

Tuesday, Dec. 17

7 a.m. to noon, K9 Pancake Breakfast, Oregon Fire Department 10:30 a.m., Dads & Donuts, for dads and kids under 6, Oregon Public Library 2-5 p.m., Horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Oregon, meet at Masons on Main

Saturday, Dec. 14

10 a.m., Music Together Demo, Oregon Public Library 11:30 a.m., Brown Bag Book Club discusses Mr. Penumbras 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan, Oregon Public Library

Wednesday, Dec. 18

3 p.m., Academy of Sound Holiday Recital, Oregon High School Performing Arts Center, 371-9030

Saturday, Dec. 21

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2-5 p.m., Horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Oregon, meet at Masons on Main

Sunday, Dec. 15

3:30-4:30 p.m., Chess Club for Kids, Oregon Public Library 6:30 p.m., Oregon Public Library Puppet Theater

Monday, Dec. 16

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Family Fun Day at the Rink, Oregon Community Sports Arena (100 North Perry Pkwy., Oregon) 5-8:30 p.m., Second Annual Community New Years Eve Party, Oregon Public Library and Oregon Senior Center

Tuesday, Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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7 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First Presbyterian Church, every Monday and Friday 7 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous closed meeting, Peoples United Methodist Church, every Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m., Diabetes Support Group meeting, Evansville Senior Center, 320 Fair St. Call 882-0407 for

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Whether we consider love to be a commandment or a spiritual gift, it is clear that it is to be given priority over everything else. When Jesus is asked what the greatest commandment is, he says to Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22: 37-39) Although Paul speaks of love as a spiritual gift rather than as a commandment, it is clear that he also gives priority to love: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13: 13) It is really quite simple. Our overriding duty is to love: to love God and our fellow man. This is, however, sometimes very difficult, as people are not always lovable, and we dont always know quite how to love God, but that is first and foremost what we are called to do. All the great men and women of history have been great lovers, people whose capacity to love was seemingly endless. So love always and everywhere and banish fear and hatred, those two great enemies of love, from your life. Christopher Simon via Metro News Service No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12

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Continued from page 1 It shows you mainly with photography how to set up a good shot, but the same thing applies to filming, he said. You want good eye flow throughout it, and you dont want to have your subject dead center, things like that. We didnt have fancy equipment but we had a lot of fun doing it.

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LarsonCooperProductions YouTube channel: LarsonCooper into music videos, thats for sure. Theyre really fun to make. The pair has recently teamed up to produce music videos for local rap artist Andrew Drew McCauley, a friend of theirs. They would love to continue to work in that genre, especially Larson, a music lover and musician himself. Its a good thing for both us as LarsonCooperProductions and for Drew because were getting him noticed in the Madison music area and were getting ourselves noticed, Larson said. One day, I want to be where small artists in Madison who want to build up their name come to us and say, Hey, I want to make a cool video, and we work out a good price, something thats beneficial to both of us and we do something cool. Well make some waves.

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Cooper, a big fan of Motocross and a rider himself, got his start making videos on the subject. Ive always been watching people on YouTube, what they do, making edits and that, and over time, I saw what I liked and didnt like and kind of set up my own style from there, he said. The duos first real project was doing a video for a professional Motocross rider in Nekoosa. We did an interview, we got the shot list down, we got everything we wanted in there, Cooper said. Everyone loved it in the Motocross industry, and we got a ton of likes on our pages. Thats kind of what were trying to do, just find different areas. For Larson, his passion is music and cars, so the two have also done several music videos. Ive seen so many music videos that it just comes easily, he said. Im really

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Above is a screenshot from the opening credits of the video LarsonCooper Productions shot for the OHS Varsity Soccer 2013 Senior Night. Below is another shot from a video OHS seniors did about professional motocrosser Nathen LaPorte.

best effort probably was a recent video commemorating the Oregon High School boys soccer state championship. Perhaps the most popular one was one they did for the schools annual Powder Puff football game. We made it with kind of ESPN-style highlights, and people commentated it, he said. Within two weeks it had 1,000 views and got tons of re-tweets on Twitter. Thats probably our comedic style coming through. In our free time, we like making goony videos that are just for fun, but when its time to do the serious stuff, were serious Larson added.

Going pro
The pair recently crossed the threshold into the professional world getting paid for their work. They quickly put the funds into better equipment to expand our horizons, but said they dont necessarily need to get paid for their product at this point. We do things for free, Larson said. Sometimes Shane will call me or Ill call him and well say, Hey lets make a video, and we make it for fun, We put it on our YouTube channel, we share it on Facebook and Twitter. Its not just about making money, its honestly because we love doing it. Cooper said the production company will accept a

Successful partnership
Larson said the two are already developing their own style, complimented by each others strengths and weaknesses. The more you get out

there, the more you develop a procedure for this and were already starting to develop our own way of doing things, the filming and making videos, the way we edit, he said. Shane and I have different feelings how somethings going to turn out in the end, but that only enhances the final product, because we both have our ideas. The good parts of each of our ideas

come together and they make something better than either of us could have come up with. We both compromise and in the end, Im really more happy with what it would have been had it just been my idea, Cooper added. Thanks to a couple recent videos, the two are pretty big men on the OHS campus these days. Cooper said their

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Rosemeyer leads balanced attack

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Oregon junior Kenzie Torpy stopped 13 shots on goal in a 1-0 Badger Conference victory for the MSO Icebergs girls hockey co-op in Stoughton last Friday against the Baraboo Badger Thunder. The Icebergs improved to 3-2-0 overall and 2-0-0 in conference with the victory.

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Marsh powers Icebergs

Though controlling play throughout much of the game, the Icebergs looked destined for overtime before Sara Wollin set up Marsh on the doorstep 1 minute after Baraboo took an interference penalty. Sara got me the puck and I slipped in through the goalies legs, Marsh said. At first, I didnt think it had gone in. I know it felt great to end the game in regulation. We were all so exhausted. We were trying not to die. Despite outshooting the Badger Thunder 33-13, head coach Mike Jochmann said the majority of the Icebergs best chances were wide of the mark. We definitely will be working on some target practice, he said. With Baraboos 11-player bench the same size as the Icebergs entire team, Marsh and the Icebergs were just thankful to keep the game from going into overtime. Our conditioning is pretty good, but it has to get even better, Marsh said. Playing on such a small roster does come with at least a couple benefits, however.

Stoughton junior forward Casey Marsh scored a power-play goal with 54 seconds remaining in regulation that propelled the MSO Icebergs to a 1-0 Badger Conference season opening win over the visiting Baraboo Badger Thunder.

We know youre always going to play, Marsh said. And it certainly forces you to put a lot of faith in your teammates. Still, having such a short bench is always a concern, Jochmann said. We tried to put pressure on Baraboo early and then adjusted our play and forecheck as the game went along. Kenzie Torpy faced 13 shots on net in the win, while Jamie Dutton finished with 33 saves for the Badger Thunder. Torpy staved off

The Oregon High School girls basketball team (4-0 overall, 1-0 conference) remained undefeated last Friday with a 45-41 win at Badger South Conference rival Madison Edgewood (0-1, 1-2). Junior forward Riley Rosemeyer led a balanced s c o r i n g attack with 11 points, w h i l e Rosemeyer Sophomore guard Cassidy Nikolai, junior guard Kelsey Jahn and senior forward Maddy Gits added nine, nine and eight points, respectively. Head coach Corey Sielaff said that the balance on offense was huge, especially on a night when senior forward Maddy Gits was a little off. It opened up the zone and made it difficult for them to pack it in on one person, Sielaff said. The Panthers took a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter after a 16-9 advantage in the third. Sielaff said she told the girls to stop settling for outside shots and work with their strength of controlling the inside and having an inside-outside game. Rosemeyer scored eight of 11 in that quarter, while

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Boys hockey

Hills rebound pushes Panthers to 2-0 in conference

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Having a similar situation right on the doorstep last week against Waunakee, sophomore forward Tommy Hill knew putting the puck into the back of a net with the game on the line was anything but simple. With Tuesday evenings Badger South Conference game inside the Oregon Community Sports against the rival Stoughton Vikings hanging in the balance, Hill didnt flinch. His second of two goals on the evening, it helped Oregon regain a two-goal lead en route to the 6-3 victory.

The puck kicked right out to my stick, Hill said. Ive had trouble finishing a few times. It felt good to be able to put it away this time. Though Panthers head coach Rick Fleming called it a big win, it certainly didnt come easy. Our team has been overachievers up to this point, he said. Its a great group of kids in that locker room. Theyve just found a way to win. Stoughton senior Aussie Miller and junior Andrew Ether scored 35 seconds apart in the third period to pull the Stoughton boys hockey team to within a goal Tuesday evening inside the Oregon

Community Sports Arena. There were a lot of emotions at that point, Hill said. We knew we couldnt get too high or too low. We just had to go back out and get them back. The Vikings (2-3-0, 0-1-0) squandered their opportunity, however, with a pair of penalties down the stretch. This whole season we have been down, so were used to playing from behind, Vikings head coach Kris Rosholt said. Once we got back to within a goal, that desire started to become a reality, but we took Photo by Jeremy Jones some costly penalties, which hurt us, and that kind of ended Junior defenseman Cole Hefty (25) slips a first period goal under the stick of Stoughton

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Boys swimming

Grapplers open Badger South dual season with win

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The Oregon High School wrestling team won 10 matches last Friday at Monroe en route to a 52-21 win to open the Badger South Conference dual season. Freshman Chris Haggerty (113), sophomore Robert Corliss (120) and senior Jawon Turner (126) all picked up pins. Haggerty defeated Monroes Mitch Millner in 31 seconds. Corliss got the fall over David Andrews in 3:26, and Turner pinned Cole Murray in 3:28. Senior Chad Walsh won his match at 160 pounds with a 10-1 major decision over Mitch Swanson. James Freund added a win at 152 pounds after Mike Harnish was disqualified in 1:42. Senior Will Frauchiger (145) and senior Andrew Nyenhuis (195) picked up decisions. Frauchiger edged McKenzy

Foley 1-0, while Nyenhuis defeated Traiten Gorr 8-3. Senior Jesse Rogers (132), junior Omar Sacramento (138) and senior Matt Sampson (182) all won by forfeit. Oregon continues the season at the Sun Prairie Invitational at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and it hosts Mount Horeb/Barneveld in a dual at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Reedsburg Duals
The Panthers traveled to Reedsburg High School Saturday for a dual tournament and took sixth out of seven teams with a 1-3 overall record. The only win was a 42-34 victory against Monroe. The Panthers lost to La Crosse Logan (41-30), Middleton (5715) and Westfield in the fifth-place match (42-33). Turner (120) was 4-0 on the day to lead Oregon. Turner defeated

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Junior Mathias Gregersen comes up for air during the 100-yard freestyle relay Tuesday in the 10th annual Badger South Conference Relays. Gregersen, sophomore Ryan Wood, sophomore Chris Foster and freshman Ryan McKirdy finished in 57.95 seconds.

Underclassmen highlight first two meets

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Boys basketball

Panthers drop second straight conference game

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The Oregon High School boys basketball team trailed Milton by three going into the fourth, but it couldnt get ahead in a 48-39 Badger South Conference loss. The host Panthers (2-3 overall, 0-2 conference) trailed 19-16 at halftime and battled to stay in the game in a back-and-forth third. Milton (3-3, 1-0) outscored Oregon 16-10 to close out the game. Senior forward Andrew McCauley led the Panthers with 16 points, while junior forward Markus Tobias and senior guard Jon Conduah added seven and six points, respectively. Junior guard Tyler Westrick led Milton with 16 points, while senior forward Tyler Hammil chipped in 10. Oregon travels to Fort Atkinson (1-3, 0-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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Oregon/Belleville boys swimming traveled to Stoughton for its final warm-up meet Tuesday before the Badger South Conference season. Squaring off against the rest of a very talented conference at the Stoughton Relay meet, the Panthers found themselves outmatched, finishing last out of the six schools competing with 36 points six behind the host Vikings. Madison Edgewood held off Monona Grove 110-92 for top honors, while Fort Atkinson (80) rounded out the top three. Oregons top finish came in the 200-yard freestyle (4x50) relay where the underclassmen team of sophomore Eli Rule and freshmen Josh Greene, Jacob Larsen and Jackson Marsden won the event in a meet-best 1 minutes, 38.69 seconds. The Panthers 300

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Icebergs: Girls crush Viroqua by 10

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Stoughton junior forward Casey Marsh (22) scored a power-play goal with 54 seconds remaining in regulation last Friday to give the MSO Icebergs a 1-0 Badger Conference win over the visiting Baraboo Badger Thunder co-op.

Hockey: Overachievers improve to 2-0

Continued from page 9 our dream of coming out with the victory. The Vikings turned their own fortune against themselves from there when sophomore Max Quale took an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. You cant control the bounce of the puck you cant worry about those things, Rosholt said. Youre going to get bounces both ways in a game, its how you react and recover from those. Today, we werent able to recover from that because we took a penalty that we could not have, especially in that tight situation. The exciting finish was far from how the game started for Stoughton as the host Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead through the first period thanks to a sniper shot by Dylan Ziomek, a coast-to-coast score by defenseman Cole Hefty and a goal by Zach Miller. Stoughton really has some good, fast forwards up front, said Fleming, who coached the now Viking seniors when they were freshmen. We just wanted stay within our gameplan and keep those guys to the outside. Other than allowing a pair of goals to Miller, the Panthers did a pretty good job of that. Senior captain Jackson Schneider setup two goals and added an insurance power-play goal in the waning seconds of the third period. I definitely think Stoughton helped us out by taking a couple of undisciplined penalties late in the game, Fleming said. Oregon senior goaltender Zach Jordan and Taylor Lyons of Stoughton finished with 24 saves apiece. Already having knocked off Madison Edgewood for the first time, the Panthers have a pivotal game coming up against Monona Grove (2-0-0, 0-0-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday. Wed never beaten Edgewood before and now we beat our rival to go 2-0, Hill said. The team has never won conference before and thats definitely one of our goals. Hill said he and his teammates are definitely buying into the system this year. We dont have the best talent, but we come here to work hard every day, he said. We give our best effort every time we go on the ice to get keep getting better. Oregon and the Vikings face each other again Feb. 3 inside Stoughtons Mandt Center.

Sophomore forward Tommy Hill (19) celebrates his second goal Tuesday against Stoughton with teammate Alex Robson. Hills two goals helped the host Panthers defeat Stoughton 6-3.

Continued from page 9 a flurry of Badger Thunder shots to hold on to the victory. Having Kenzie in goal is going to be even more important to our success this year, Jochmann said. I think we were outshot something like 108-46 at the Waupun tournament to start the year. The thing about Kenzie she is always going to give us a chance to compete. We try not to take that for granted. The Icebergs lost top scorer Rachel Dvorak in the third period after a collision with Paige Pawlak near the neutral zone. Stoughton travels to Uihlein Ice Arena over the weekend for a two-day tournament against Brookfield (1-2-0), fourthranked USM (3-1-1) and Waupaca (0-6-0).

Thursday as Oregon rolled 8-2 over the host Warriors. Tommy Hill also scored in the non-conference victory. Nick Strycharske chipped in three assists, while Joey Andriacchi and Colin Hughes each added two.

Viroqua 5, Oregon 0
The Panthers (3-1) dropped their first game of the season Friday at Viroqua. Mitchell Stalsberg scored a pair of goals and added three assists for the Blackhawks. Jordan posted 20 saves in the loss, while Michael Severson posted 20 saves for Viroqua.

Icebergs 10, Viroqua 0

Sophomore Savannah Kopf and Dvorak each contributed two goals and an assist in a 10-0 Badger Conference win Saturday

Oregon 8, Waunakee 2
Alex Robson scored three times and Jackson Schneider and Dylan Ziomek each added two goals inside The Ice Ponds of Waunakee last

inside the Oregon Community Sports Arena. Usual Icebergs goaltenders Tasha Martin and Torpy and Abi Louis and Danielle Harris all scored their first high school career goals as their teammates set them up all game long. Katie Glover contributed a goal and two assists. It was great to be able to work the entire team into the game tonight, giving scoring chances to those that sometimes have less opportunity to put the puck in the net, Jochmann said. The Icebergs (3-2 overall, 2-0 Badger South) scored seven first-period goals against the winless Blackhawks and tacked on three more third-period goals. Stoughton put up a dominating performance on the ice, outshooting the Blackhawks 32 to 4. Monona Groves Samantha Kinsler, normally a defenseman, saved four shots on goal for the win, while Taiga Drucker-Borsvert stopped 22 for Viroqua.

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Girls BB: Girls remain undefeated with blowout win over Elkhorn
Continued from page 9 Nikolai also hit some big shots, Sielaff said, and the Panthers were able to hold off a comeback attempt by Edgewood. The last quarter was gut check time. I think in the past seasons, we would have lost because they came out and were physical and wanted the ball, Sielaff said. Our kids were tough, and they played tough. They fought through mentally. The Panthers were 13-for-31 at the free-throw line which also helped aid the Crusaders. Sielaff said the girls were upset after practicing to shoot better at free throws and look to do better as the season progresses. Despite the missed free throws, Sielaff said she was still proud of the girls to get the win on the road. Sometimes you have to win ugly, and they did enough to win so it was a good victory for us all, she said. Junior scoring guard Emma Merrigioli led Edgewood with 20 points, while freshman forward Estella Moschkau added 11. Oregon hosts Monroe (1-0, 2-1) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Panthers take sixth at Reedsburg duals
Continued from page 10 Nick Houlihan (La Crosse Logan) 8-6, and he pinned Terrance Self (Middleton) in 2:32. Turner also had two forfeits. Frauchiger (145), Walsh (160) and Nyenhuis (195) all went 3-1. Frauchiger pinned Aaron Zietleman (La Crosse Logan) in 3:58. He pinned Mckenzy Foley (Monroe) in 3:06, and he got a fall in 28 seconds over Cody Leibsle (Westfield). Walsh edged Jay Kaenel (Westfield) 11-10, and he pinned Mitch Swanson (Monroe) in 3:05. He also pinned Nick Shafer (La Crosse Logan) in 2:13. Nyenhuis pinned Isaiah Graewin (La Crosse Logan) in 3:55, and he scored a fall over Josh Helbach (Middleton) in 1:04. Nyenhuis added a pin over Dillon Richardt (Westfield) in 1:59. Sophomore James Freund (152) and Sampson (182) both went 2-2. Freund pinned Michael Harnish (Monroe) in 31 seconds, and he got a fall over Corrina Vastine (Westfield) in 29 seconds. Sampson had a forfeit and a 6-0 decision over Collin Mastin (La Crosse Logan). Reedsburg defeated Middleton 45-29 in the firstplace match, and La Crosse Logan defeated Westby 36-34 in the third-place match.

Oregon 63, Elkhorn 30

The Panthers traveled to Elkhorn on Tuesday for a non-conference game and crushed the Elks 63-30. Gits led Oregon with 19 points, while Nikolai scored 12.

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Jefferson 46, Oregon 38

The Panthers hosted Jefferson Tuesday in a non-conference game and lost 46-38. Oregon led by four going into the fourth, but Jefferson outscored the Panthers 17-5 to close out the game. Junior guard Peter Kissling scored 11 points to lead Oregon. Tobias added nine, and McCauley chipped in eight. Sophomore guard Charlie Soule added seven.

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December 12, 2013

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Main Tap doing well under new owners

Aces keep business in the family
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Oregon Community Bank & Trust recently received the Employee Engagement Award from the United Way of Dane County. This award is given to organizations that have the highest percentage of employee participation in donating funds to the United Way. Oregon Community Bank & Trust had 100 percent participation this year. Our employees really came through this year with very generous donations that helped make the campaign a success for the United Way of Dane County, president and CEO Steve Peotter said in a news release. We take pride in helping make our community a better place to live and work for everyone. United Way of Dane County uses annual donations to help create lasting solutions and measurable results in the community. The 2013 campaign raised $18.1 million through individual and corporate donations.

When Kevin and Patty Ace bought and began running the Main Tap in July, part of their motivation was to keep the business in the family. The couple purchased the long-established South Main Street business from Kevins brother, Butch Ace, who along with his late wife, Rosie, had been involved with owning and operating the business for the past 18 years. (The business name was Rosies Main Tap until her death nine years ago.) Butch decided to retire last summer, and Kevin and Patty made a quick decision to buy the bar/restaurant combo, despite thefact that both hold full-time jobs elsewhere. We came into this blind, Kevin Ace said. Wed never done anything like this before, and it was kind of a spur of the moment thing. I just hated to see it leave the family, he added. And I wanted to leave something for the kids, too, after retirement. Other than some minor tweaks, Ace and his wife have not changed anything about the operation. Why fix something thats not broke? he said. He noted that between eight employees bartenders and wait staff and he and his wife, managing the business has been kind of a group effort. Were a team down here, Ace said. I kept all the staff. Theyve just been wonderful. They really helped out a lot and are the best anybody could ever ask for. The Main Tap is a classic Wisconsin tavern, where locals gather for lunch and dinner specials. Some come to play cards or pool and socialize over a beer or something stronger. Ace said the food part of the business is at least half the operation. The Main Tap sponsors pool teams and softball teams in the summer. Ace said hes thinking about organizing card tournaments and similar things as he and his wife who have four children, as well become more settled into the ownership. He admitted that between maintaining their family and day jobs, and now operating the Main Tap, it

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gets kind of hectic. We rely on our staff a lot, and theyve been great, he said. It also helps that Butch is still around to lend a hand. He still helps out a lot and still comes to play Euchre everyday, Ace said. Kevin and Patty Ace have deep ties to the Oregon area. She graduated from Oregon High School and now works in Belleville. He grew up and went to school in Belleville and now works in Madison. My mom and dad both worked in Oregon, so we spent a lot of time here, he said. Ace mentioned that business has been good in the months since he and his wife took over the Main Tap. He said some of his staff had been concerned that the opening of a new

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Death notice
Alan Edward Schmidt
Alan Edward Schmidt, age 76, of Oregon, passed away at his home in Oregon on Dec. 6, 2013. Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary will appear at a later date. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh. com. Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Care 1150 Park Street 835-3515

Ava L. Georgeson
four sons, Rick Georgeson, Steve (Ruth) Georgeson, John (Judy) Georgeson, and Paul (Marcy) Georgeson; grandchildren, Christa, Carmen and Emily Georgeson, Heather (Sean) Dunn, Justin (Tara) Georgeson, Michael Georgeson; Anthony (Erin) Georgeson, Jenna (Kerry) Behm-Lawton, Mia (Aaron) Wheeler; sisters, Eva McMakin (twin) and Christine Dubree; and great-grandchildren, Joseph, Kelsey, Connor, Alexander, Steven, Lilianna and Penelope. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Richard; David Fasolino, Francis Fasolino, Stella Amoroso, Jenny Delacono, Ida Marguerite Fasolino, Gaetano Fasolino, Josephine Hallisey and Marguerite Cheverie. Funeral Services were held at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made at Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Care 1150 Park St. 835-3515

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(Lois Bavery) Mandt; nieces Pat Cefalu, Donna Holton, Lynn Saunders, Carol Mandt, Lori Docter, Christy Lofing, Nicki Bracken, nephew Paul Mandt, sister-in-law, Gloria Mandt; and numerous other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Phil; brother, Harold Mandt; and sister-in-law, Shirley Mandt. A Celebration of Anns Life will be held at Gunderson Oregon Funeral Home, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Private family interment will be at Prairie Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to Dane County Human Society, 5132 Voges Rd., Madison, WI 53718 or a charity of your choice. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Carol and Michael Mandt for the love and care of Ann. Online condolences may be made at Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Care 1150 Park Street 835-3515

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Ava L. Georgeson, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, after a brief illness of acute Leukemia. She was surrounded by her family. Ava was born Nov. 7, 1927, the daughter of Giovani Batisto Fasolino and Mary Louise Fasolino (nee Taschiotti). She married Richard Alvin Georgeson in January 1948 . Ava loved her family intensely. She was an active volunteer in her church and enjoyed taking cruises and other travels. Her quick wit and twinkly eyes (as well as her meatballs!) will never be forgotten. We love you mom/gramma/great-gramma! Ava is survived by her

Ann L. Peterson, age 77, of Oregon, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on Jan. 22, 1937, in Madison, the daughter of Lawrence and Laura (Williamson) Mandt. She was married to the love of her life, Phil Peterson for 45 years. Ann was a life-long resident of Oregon and was employed at the Oregon Observer for many years. Ann loved her dogs they provided her many years of happiness and companionship. Ann was known for her great sense of humor and her love of music. Ann was an avid sports fan, her favorite teams were the Packers and Badgers. Ann will be missed by her loving brothers, Larry (Shirley) Mandt and Dave

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FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$50/month 10x15=$55/month 10x20=$70/month 10x25=$80/month 12x30=$105/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244 OREGON SELF-STORAGE 10x10 through 10x25 month to month lease Call Karen Everson at 608-835-7031 or Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347 UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 10x20 - 12x30 24 / 7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road & Lincoln Road

ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $695 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 STOUGHTON 2BR $725 includes heat, water/sewer. No dogs, 1 cat is Ok. EHO. 608-222-1981 ext 2 or 3.

FRATELLI II - Verona's newest Professional Office/ Retail Building - Conveniently located at corner of Whalen Rd and Kimball Lane - Easy access to Hwy 151 to downtown Madison - Design your own layout (generous build-out allowance) - 400-6,000 Sq Ft - Occupancy 60-90days Fratelli I - Last office/retail condo suite - 1894 sq ft - Purchase or lease Metro Real Estate 608-575-9700

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FIREWOOD SPLIT Hardwood. Stored inside, dried 3 years. Call Randy 608882-6833 or 608-490-1109 Evansville. SEASONED SPLIT OAK, Hardwood. Volume discount. Will deliver. 608609-1181 THE OFFICIAL iHEATER Quality, efficient, portable heaters. SAVE up to 50% on heating bills this season. Only $159. Free shipping. Call Today. 800-380-2513 (wcan)


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ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access BRAND NEW OREGON/BROOKLYN Credit Cards Accepted CALL (608)444-2900 C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904 DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088


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STOUGHTON 209 E Main St. Retail or Office space. 1000 sq ft. Beautifully remodeled. $766. per month utilities included. 608-271-0101 STOUGHTON 211 E Main St. 3400 sq. ft. Retail space plus 1800 sq. ft. display or storage space. Beautifully remodeled $1900/mo plus utilities. 608271-0101 STOUGHTON 307 S Forrest Retail or Office space. 400 sq. ft. $299/ month utilities included. 608-271-0101 VERONA- OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities. 608-575-2211 or 608-845-2052 THEY SAY people dont read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you? Call now to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

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GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 Bedroom Units available starting at $695 per month, includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575 OREGON - 3 bedrooms, 1 bath duplex. W/D-S/R, near schools. NO pets, NO smoking $750/mo. Available 1/15 608-843-9185 STOUGHTON- 105 West St, 2 bedroom, appliances, water, heat, A/C, ceiling fan included, on site laundry. Well kept and maintained. On site manager. Next to Park. $710 per month. 608-238-3815


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RENT SKIDLOADERS MINI-EXCAVATORS TELE-HANDLER and these attachments. Concrete breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake, concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher, rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump grinder. By the day, week, or month. Carter & Gruenewald Co. 4417 Hwy 92 Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411

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Tractor-trailer drivers needed for the Walgreens Private Fleet Operation based in Windsor, WI. Drivers make hand deliveries to Walgreens stores within a regional area (WI, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD). Workweek is Tues. ~ Sat. All drivers must be willing & able to unload freight. * Earn $21.25/hour (OT after 8 hours) or $0.4650/mile * Full Benet Pkg. includes Life, Dental, Disability & Health Insurance with Prescription Card * 401k Pension Program with Company Contribution * Paid Holidays & Vacation * Home every day except for occasional layover Drivers must be over 24 years old, have 18 months tractor trailer exp. or 6 months T/T exp. with a certicate from an accredited driving school & meet all DOT requirements.


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