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Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Vol. 129, No. 27 • Oregon, WI • • $1

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‘Life threatening’ cold snap hits Oregon
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Bitter Chills

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After a couple of mild winters the last two years, dangerous cold has returned to Wisconsin. High temperatures of 11 degrees below zero – with wind chills falling below minus-40 – prompted schools to be canceled Monday and Tuesday in Oregon and city officials to prepare for weather emergencies. Temperatures dipped as low as minus-18 during Monday night. The weather was projected to be the coldest air to hit the state in nearly two decades, according to the National Weather Services. “This will be the coldest air we have experienced since the arctic blast in February of 1996,” the National Weather Service said in a wind chill warning Friday. The state was gripped in cold weather all last week, with windchill advisories throughout the week. A winter weather advisory went into effect Friday with sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph forecasted to blow snow throughout the region. “Roads oriented east to west and out in rural areas will be most affected by the blowing and drifting,” The Weather Service warned. “Be prepared for unexpected and rapidly changing road conditions.” Blowing snow continued to be a factor earlier this week with sustained winds around 15 mph and gusts up to 30 mph. The National Weather Service predicted that the ‘life-threatening’ cold would only last for a day or two – the wind chill warning was to be lifted at noon Tuesday. High temperatures were slated to remain in the single digits Wednesday, but jump into the 20s on Thursday. A 30 percent chance of precipitation was forecasted Friday with a high temperature around

Candidates abound for village, school
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Village of Oregon residents will have a chance to cast a vote for change in April, with two firsttime candidates vying for Village Board and seven people running for three school board seats. After three school board challengers turned in their nomination papers within the last week, there will also be a primary run-off Feb. 18 for Area IV, covering the towns of Oregon, Montrose, Brooklyn and Union and the village of Brooklyn.

Oregon School Board
Three members of the Oregon School District Board of Education will be up for re-election. In

Area II, covering the City of Fitchburg, incumbent Courtney Odorico has filed papers to run again. Charles Uphoff will challenge Odorico for her seat. In Area III, covering the towns of Dunn, Blooming Grove and Rutland, incumbent Lee Christensen has filed papers to run again, as has challenger Barbara Feeney. In Area IV, incumbent Wayne Mixdorf has filed papers to run again and will run against newcomers Gwen Maitzen and Justin Zander, meaning a primary will be necessary. Uphoff, a co-founder of the Oregon Area Progressives, served on the school board from 1993-2002, and in 2012 ran unsuccessfully to represent the

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Luebke sells share of bank
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Patrick Molzahn and “Marley” braved the cold Monday afternoon for a brisk walk down Main Street. Oregon’s main drag was quieter than normal because of the weather, though plenty of people stopped by to quickly get inside downtown shops and restaurants during lunchtime.

Community Bank and Trust now held by La Crosse family
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do business isn’t changing at all and has been very consistent throughout this Luebke entire time that Jerry and I have worked together,” said Peotter, whom Luebke hired as the bank’s CEO in January 2011.

Monday’s weather was fit for snowpeople, including this “family” of five that looked comfortable and right at home on Netherwood Drive.

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With Jerry Luebke’s decision to sell his share of Oregon Community Bank and Trust in late November, ownership of the bank he helped establish 37 years ago is no longer in local hands. But nothing about the way the bank operates will change, said Luebke and the man who replaced him as bank president and chief executive officer, Steve Peotter. “Who we are as an organization and how we

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Weather: Subzero temperatures force schools to close Monday, Tuesday
Continued from page 1 31 degrees.

By the numbers
Day Sunday Monday Tuesday High Temp Low Temp Wind chill 14 -9 -30 -10 -18 -43 2 -15 -31

Schools closed
All schools in the Oregon School District were closed Monday and Tuesday due to the severe weather, which saw wind chills at nearly 50 degrees below zero. District superintendent Brian Busler said as of this week, there will be three “snow” days to be made up. While snow days are not uncommon in these parts, it’s rare to have school cancelled because of cold weather, much less on consecutive days. He said he remembered in the 1990s when similar weather closed down schools for two days. Public schools in Dane County recently created a standard for schools to close – whenever the wind chill factor is expected to be sustained at or below -35 degrees, which triggers a wind chill warning from the National Weather Service. “Wind chill warnings do not happen too often in southcentral Wisconsin,” Busler said.

Source: National Weather Service at Dane County airport

ready for whatever they may face. He called broken water mains and other “unforseen” complications the “biggest challenge” throughout the winter season, mentioning that the village had two main breaks just between Christmas Day and New Year’s, though the village still has not reached the six to 10 it sees in a typical winter. On days like Monday and Tuesday, they take additional precautions by adjusting water levels in water towers and at the wastewater treatment facility more regularly to avoid it freezing. When they can, they limit outside work and take advantage of warmer days, like those projected to come later this week, though at times Below said they have to respond to comes up. Village streets, pipes whatever “There’s things that we While Wisconsin win- do to keep the guys safe” ters can seem unpredict- in those situations, he said. able, Oregon public works director Mark Below said Emergency protocol the village follows the Oregon Fire and EMS same pattern each fall to Capt. Tom Eithun said the get its trucks and plows department would take

steps to limit the amount of exposure on medical calls. “We’re going to take every precaution we can to get them from scene to ambulance to hospital as quickly as we can,” Eithun said. On fire calls, there would be concern about fatigue since responders wouldn’t be able to remove a lot of their gear. Verona fire chief Joe Giver said departments would likely see a lot of mutual aid calls for fires, so that crews could frequently Photo by Scott De Laruelle rotate in and out of the Vehicle batteries were stressed to the limits with the cold snap, with temperatures plunging well below scene and stay warm. zero. Besides concerns for first responders, Eithun said he hoped many residents would stay inside and not risk going into the cold. He reminded home owners to keep vent pipes clear of snow and ice during the winter to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. UNG staff reporters Mark Ignatowski, Scott De Laruelle and Scott Girard contributed to this report.

Chart courtesy National Weather Service


Sustained winds and gusts can make the outdoors feel colder than the air temperature shows on a thermometer. The above chart shows how quickly frostbite can set in given an air temperature and wind speed.

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Become an e-reader expert
Library offering classes this month
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Survey spurs OPL hours change
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New law spurs company to push for radio tower
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Have you joined the e-reader revolution yet? The Oregon Public Library will be offering new eReader and Tablet classes this month to help people get up to speed on the latest reading technology. The classes will cover using a free library service, called Overdrive, which allows users to download free ebooks and audio books to their devices. People can learn how to search for free ebooks or audio books using Overdrive, check out or place holds on ebooks, create a list of books you want to read and delete or return books early from their devices. Participants will need a library card and email address. People are invited to bring their eReader or Tablets to the class, with the battery fully charged,

and those without devices are welcome to take the classes. Kindle and Kindle App users will need their Amazon login and password. Classes will be held in the Sue Ames Room from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, for Nook e-readers and tablets and 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Jan. 16 for iPad, iPhone and iPods. To register, stop in the library, call 835-3656 or email orelib@scls.lib. The library also offers one-on-one help with Ereaders and tablets by appointment. For more information contact Susan Kosharek at 835-3656 or visit oregonpubliclibrary. org. Don’t have time to attend the class? The library’s web page has some information and tips. Through the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC), library customers can download ebooks and audio books from “Wisconsin’s Digital Library” using a service called OverDrive.

The OverDrive ebooks work on most ebook readers like Kindles, Tablets, Nooks, Sony Readers and iPads, plus most smart phones. Library director Susan Santner said the newest feature from OverDrive is called “See book. Read book,” where people can find the book they want, click on the title, select “borrow,” and then start reading immediately by clicking the “read” button. Or visit your “Bookshelf” to download the ebook. For more information, call 835-3656 or visit “The library staff is always pleased to be of assistance in person so stop in and pick up a brochure and the current events calendar,” Santner said. New library hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking to further satisfy its patrons, the Oregon Public Library has changed its hours this year, adding additional time to visit on Saturdays. The library’s board of trustees decided to make the adjustment as of Jan. 2, based on feedback from a patron survey and studying “countless library use statistics,” said library director Susan Santner. From Monday through Thursday, the library will close a bit earlier than in the past; at 8 p.m. instead of 8:30, with those hours made up on Saturdays, on which the library is now open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., instead of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library’s Friday hours will remain 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Many library users requested longer open hours on Saturdays,” she said. “We hope this shift in hours will make it more convenient for our library patrons to check out materials on the weekends.”

Fitness challenge adds free classes
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A community health program in its sixth year will offer new community fitness and cooking classes to start off the new year right. Health Trip 2014 is a fitness challenge organized by the community recreation department at the Oregon School District that’s open to residents and their friends and family. It runs Jan. 1 to May 10 and invites participants to exercise 2-3 hours per week, after forming teams of 2-6 people. This year, the Oregon Area Wellness Coalition got involved to add a new element to the health trip -- free fitness classes each month for those who form a team. A priority for the coalition, which formed in May and is made up of Oregon-area community representatives, is to offer fitness opportunities throughout the calendar year and this one helps community members stay motivated through the winter, said OAWC member Amy Miller. Miller said they aim to have classes, including

yoga, deep-water exercise, water volleyball and even healthy cooking in Oregon and Brooklyn. Classes will be held one to two times from January through May at the Oregon Pool, Oregon Area Senior Center and at facilities around the school district. There will also be ongoing classes like Pi-Yo and Zumba to try for free at any point in the program. Many of the program’s sponsors put their heads together to make the new features happen. “As a community, we need to be out moving,” she said. “All of us are working together.” The program is designed for youth and adults of all ages as well as formal or informal groups – card clubs, water exercise friends, office mates, family members, etc., said Scott Lein, Community Education and Rec assistant director. The challenge typically gets 15-20 teams, and registration goes through the end of January, Lein said. The fees are $12 for adults and $9 for youth, which includes a T-shirt,

At a glance
What: Health Trip 2014 Who: Community members How much: $12 for adults, $9 for youth Register: Go to the Community ed and rec page at Contact: Scott Lein, or 8354097 free classes, and proceeds are invested in the program. The fees from registrations and the sponsorships cover T-shirts, classes and workshops, incentives (may include pedometers, tire gauges, resistance bands, and other items that are connected to fitness or wellness). All teams

that complete the program (average of 2-3 hours of exercise per week) will be entered into a drawing for $100 in Chamber bucks per team member. Anyone in the community can join and they are welcome to include friends or family members from outside the Oregon area. Team members are welcome to exercise together or individually. The accountability comes from reporting hours a few times throughout the program and the encouragement from Community Ed/Rec and other team members, he said.Registration is open through Jan. 31. Register by going to the community ed and rec page at Contact Scott Lein at srl@oregonsd. net or 835-4097 with questions.

The battle to build a 488-foot radio tower in the Town of Rutland appears to be back on. Last week, an attorney for Tomah-based Magnum Communications said the company would reapply for a zoning permit to build the tower in a farm field between Oregon and Stoughton near Old Stage Road. The tower would service a future Stoughton-based FM radio station. Magnum has failed for years to get town and Dane County officials to approve the tower. But this time, it may have the law on its side. In September, a Dane County judge refused to overturn a 2011 decision by town and county officials blocking the company from building the tower. The company could have appealed, but instead it hopes to submit a new application “within the next 30 days,” said William White, an attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich, one of Wisconsin’s most prominent law firms. White said a provision in Act 20, the state budget bill signed into law last June, could be the company’s ace in the hole. According to the state law, municipalities or counties can’t block the building or placement of radio broadcast “support structures” unless they prove the structures would harm public health or safety. Rutland’s town board in 2011 sided with opponents of the tower who claimed it would mar the rural landscape and harm nearby property values. Town chair Dale Beske said Monday he wasn’t aware of Magnum’s plans

to reapply but acknowledged that health and safety weren’t among the reasons the town voted down the tower in 2011. The change in state law “reduces the town’s ability to control the siting” of communication towers, Beske said. But he declined to predict whether the new law would change the town board’s position. Opponents of the tower have also claimed it could harm migratory birds. In a news release, White said the company has addressed those concerns by reducing the number of lights.

Federal waiver
Specifically, it received a waiver in late 2012 from the Federal Aviation Administration to eliminate all “steady burning lights, which some studies show may disorient birds.” The tower would service FM channel 95.9 WBKY, currently in Portage. The change from Portage to Stoughton was approved by the Federal Communications Commission in April 2006. Proponents of the tower – including many municipal and school officials in Stoughton and Oregon – have said a radio station could improve communication during emergencies and pave the way for local broadcasts of football games and other sporting events. The site is owned by siblings Sue Wollin and David Soldwedel, who have agreed to sell Magnum the land for the tower. The site was chosen because it fits inside a small segment of land that wouldn’t interfere with other area FM radio frequencies, Magnum has said.

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Mental health funding need for crisis center
I am upset and confused. The way the media talks, everyone from the president to Gov. Walker, and on down, are concerned that mental health care is not adequate and more is needed. The push came from the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass killing, the mass killing at the Navy shipyard and many other smaller incidents. The killers had an untreated mental illness. While the majority of those with a mental illness are not a danger, and in fact are more likely to be victims, there are some who can be very violent. These are many of the folks that the Dane County crisis center deals with. We work closely with various police departments and hospitals to get care to those who need significant care. This can include voluntary or involuntary hospitalizations, to medication and counseling, sometimes on an outpatient involuntary basis. Our work can be very stressful since we make decisions on a daily basis on needed level of care for folks who are a danger to themselves or others. We are proud that we have established good working relationships with all the local hospitals, the state institutes, the

various law enforcement agencies, the courts, etc. The problem is that we have been stretched to the breaking point. There is not enough staff to go out into the community on a regular basis. We do much on the computer and phones. Most of our money comes from the county and they have not given ours, nor other agency’s, raises for the last 4-5 years. This year, the county decided to cut $100,000 from Dane County Crisis. We have had to cut three staff so far so there will be less staff to do what we do in a already stretched/stressed agency. Dane County citizens should be very concerned. Concerned that their loved ones may not get the care they need in a crisis, concerned that something awful is now more likely to happen. I urge all concerned Dane County citizens to contact the Dane County Board and executive, and encourage that this $100,000 be re-established, and in fact, all the mental health cuts through out the mental health system be fully funded. Alan D. Olson Oregon

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was either lucky or very good in 2013, because my family gave me a new Android tablet this holiday season. It was a total surprise, and at first I didn’t know what to say. My husband was just grinning at me, and I know my son was thinking, “I wonder how much help she will need.” My son, after all, is the techie in the family who knows I grew up before there were computers, and a couple of years ago he actually bought me Santner an old rotary phone as a joke. He knows I love my books. But as it turns out, this new tablet was not as scary to use as it seemed at first, and it’s been a real pleasure to discover how powerful and useful it can be. If you or someone you know got a new e-reader during the holidays, there’s no need to worry. Even if you don’t have a techie in your family nearby who can show you how to work it, we can offer assistance here at the library. And this month, we’re even holding classes just for that. I knew this when I opened my new tablet, so that probably helped my transition. After I cautiously opened the box and started reading instructions, it wasn’t long before I had it open and running. The first thing I did was download the Overdrive app from the library webpage so I could start reading free ebooks. My son and my husband were pleased because I could do it myself without much assistance. It was actually easy and fun! Then I set up my email

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accounts. So now I can work from my phone, tablet, office computer or home computer. This weekend I am going to try set up my tablet as a TV remote. Now, won’t that be an accomplishment? But back to Overdrive. Even for those of you who already know your way around your tablet, you might not realize how much you can do with your Oregon Public Library card. Just like our website, Overdrive allows users to search for free ebooks or audio books and check out or place holds on ebooks. And you can, of course, download these ebooks and audio books to your devices. Not only that, you can create a list of books you want to read and delete or return books early from your device. We have started holding group classes to teach people how to use Overdrive. Those started this week and continue into next week. The classes cover Android, Kindle, Nook and Apple devices, all held in the Sue Ames Room of the Oregon Public Library. Each class is for a different type of device. Those without devices are still welcome to take the classes. Kindle and Kindle App users will also need their Amazon login and password. But if you can’t make it to the classes, we can still help. The staff here in Oregon has developed instructions for downloading these free books on all of the more popular brands of e-readers. These instructions are available as handouts at the library or they are also available online through the library webpage, There are also some helpful instructions and tips on the Oregon Public Library web page. And we offer one-on-one help with e-readers and tablets by appointment. The classes and instructions only cover using Overdrive, but our librarians can also help with other questions you might have about new tech devices. Each year, we get more and more questions about the new equipment people receive for holiday gifts. Sometimes an adult will get a gift from his or her children or grandchildren and won’t remember how to use it after they’ve left from their visit. And often that adult will be embarrassed to ask for help. That is where your librarians can come to the rescue. They would be delighted to help. So be thrilled with your new technology and if you need help think of your super hero librarians who work right here in the Village of Oregon.

New hours
Many of you will notice that the Oregon Public Library Board of Trustees decided to change the library’s open hours starting Jan. 2 by closing earlier in the evenings (at 8 p.m. MondayThursday and 6 p.m. Friday) and staying open longer on Saturdays, until 3 p.m. This is the result of a patron survey. Many library users had requested longer open hours on Saturdays. The staff and library board studied countless library use statistics before making the decision to adjust business hours. We hope this shift in hours will make it more convenient for our library patrons to check out materials on the weekends. Susan Santner is the director of the Oregon Public Library.


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Rinking in the New Year
Oregon residents had a chance to celebrate New Year’s Eve with some tradiational winter activities Dec. 31 at the Oregon Ice Arena. The “Rink in the New Year” event featured a chance for open skate, an opportunity to take a shot against the arena’s rink manager on net, music, games, food and a 3-on-3 hockey tournament. Later in the day, the Oregon Public Library and Oregon Area Senior Center hosted events featuring storytime, games and more. Above left, John Klipstine watches his daughter Maelle as she learns to ice skate. Top right, parents and children play music in a circle at the Oregon Area Senior Center. Above, the Oregon Ice Arena rink manager, Larry Clemens, attempts to make a save. Left, Todd Polacek helps his daughter Lorelei play “Super Chexx” against his son Nathan. He later switched sides and helped Nathan.

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Dane County Sheriff’s officers arrested a man for burglary Thursday after they caught him fleeing from a Lincoln Road house. A man Svendson had gone

to check on his parents’ Lincoln Road residence around 3:20 p.m. Jan. 2 after receiving a phone call from a family member who noticed fresh tire tracks in the snow, according to a Dane County Sheriff’s Office press release. When the man arrived at the home, he found Jason

Svendsen, 32, inside the home, the release said. Svendsen fled from the scene, but Dane County deputies who were in route stopped him near Storytown Road, according to the release. Deputies arrested Svendsen and charged him with Burglary and Felony Bail

Jumping. He was also cited for Operating After Suspension, according to the release. The criminal complaint was not available before the Observer’s deadline. -Scott Girard

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Dec. 17 10:15 p.m. A 14-year old male reported being harassed and threatened by a 13-yearold classmate for the duration of the school year. The 13-year-old had threatened to kill the older boy both verbally and in writing. Dec. 21 8:10 a.m. An officer noticed a 49-year-old man putting trash in the Youth Center dumpster on Oak Street. The officer knew the man was not an employee and informed him that he cannot dispose of trash in other individuals’ or organizations’ dumpsters. Dec. 22 8:04 p.m. A 24-year-old man reported a verbal disagreement with his parents’ neighbor on Ash Street. The man said he found his parents’ mailbox broken along with footprints from the neighbors house, and the neighbor would not admit nor deny breaking the mailbox. The 58-year-old neighbor complained the 24-year-old “always parks in front of their house.” No charges were requested. -Scott Girard

Wisconsin recognizes adult school crossing guards
Wisconsin Adult Crossing Guard Recognition Week takes place across the state Jan. 13-17. The week serves as a chance for the state Department of Instruction and traffic safety organizations to recognize adult crossing guards. The Oregon Police Department released a statement thanking crossing guards in the Oregon area and urging drivers to pay extra attention at school crossings around Oregon. “Our crossing guards ensure the safe crossing of children in Oregon each school day, and they frequently endure inclement weather,” the release said. “We are very fortunate to have such a committed group of individuals serving our community.”

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Coming up
Open Mic at the Firefly
“The State of Our State” is the topic of an Open Mic event to be held at the Firefly Coffeehouse in downtown Oregon from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. State Assembly Representatives Sondy Pope, Andy Jorgensen and Janis Ringhand will be present to speak about what’s happening at the Capitol and prospects for the year ahead. There will be time to ask questions and talk one-on-one with the representatives. The microphone will be available to anyone who wishes to make a comment on any topic of concern, or share music, poetry or a special reading. For more information, email Carlene Bechen at

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Oregon Straw Hat Players Christian Women’s Connection Auditions
The Dane County Wisconsin After 5 Christian Women’s Connection dinner is set for 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20 at the Radisson Hotel, 517 Grand Canyon Dr., Madison. The theme is “Music and Movement,” and how to include both in a daily routine. For reservations, email or call Gloria at 219-9865 or Joan at 233-6847. Auditions will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Performing Arts Center at Oregon High School, 456 North Perry Parkway. Auditioners should prepare a portion of one minute or less of a song from a contemporary musical. Selections from the show are welcome. An accompanist will be provided, and a cappella auditions are strongly discouraged. Auditioners may also be asked to read from the script. Performers age 12 and older are welcome to audition. Email director Duane Draper at for more information. water and fluids before the donation.
BROOKLYN LUTHERAN CHURCH 101 Second Street, Brooklyn (608) 455-3852 Pastor Rebecca Ninke SUNDAY 9 a.m. Holy Communion 10 a.m. Fellowship COMMUNITY OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH PO Box 233, Oregon, 53575 (608) 286-3121 Pastor Eric Wenger SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry Parkway, Oregon COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Brooklyn (608) 455-3344 Pastor Dave Pluss SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 143 Washington Street, Oregon (608) 835-3554 Pastor Karl Hermanson SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Holy Communion 2nd & last Sundays FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC) Oregon, WI 53575   608-835-3082 Pastor Le Anne Clausen de Montes SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Blended Worship 10:30 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship 11 a.m.  All-ages activity FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 Pastor: Phil Haslanger Associate Pastor Twink JanMcMahon SUNDAY 8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Central Campus: Raymond Road and Whitney Way SATURDAY 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Worship West Campus: Corner of Hwy. PD and Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 & 10:15 a.m., 6 p.m. Worship (608) 271-6633 HILLCREST BIBLE CHURCH 752 E. Netherwood, Oregon Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor (608) 835-7972 SUNDAY 8:30 am & 10:15 am Worship service at Oregon High School PAC Quest for grades 1-6 during 10:15 service HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH 651 N. Main Street, Oregon Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl (608) 835-5763 SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship PEOPLE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon Pastor Jason Mahnke (608) 835-3755 Communion is the 1st & 3rd weekend SATURDAY 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 9 and 10:30 a.m. Worship ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 625 E. Netherwood, Oregon Pastor Paul Markquart and Pastor Emily Tveite (608) 835-3154 5 p.m. Saturday evening Worship 8 a.m. Traditional Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. New Community Worship (9:30 a.m. Summer) VINEYARD COMMUNITY CHURCH Oregon Community Bank & Trust, 105 S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon Bob Groth, Pastor (608) 835-9639 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - Paoli At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB Rev. Sara Thiessen (608) 845-5641 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Get ‘Vegucated’
Come to the Oregon Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 for a viewing of the film, “Vegucated.” three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.

Community Blood Drive
People are invited to the St. John’s Church (625 E. Netherwood Ave.) friendship room from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 to participate in a Red Cross blood drive. For an appointment, call 1-800733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code Oregon WI. Donors are advised to eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16 oz. of

Brewing Questions’
The group meets Tuesday, Jan. 21, and the third Tuesday of every month in the Firefly Coffee House back room at 8:30 a.m. This is an openminded discussion group about faith, life and things which matter to us. All faith perspectives welcome for respectful dialogue and making new friends. For details, contact Le Anne at (608) 515-1515.

AARP Smart Driver Program
This is classroom course that helps older drivers become more aware of the changes that occur due to aging. This program will be offered at the Oregon Area Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30. The cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. To find out more, call 888-227-7669.

Community calendar
• 2-4 p.m., Free e-reader and tablet classes, library, 835-3656 • 6-8 p.m., Open mic event at the Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St.,

Thursday, Jan. 9

• 2 p.m.,Town of Oregon Caucus, 1138 Union Rd.

Saturday, Jan. 18 Monday, Jan. 20

• 7-11 a.m., Oregon Community Blood Drive, St. John’s Lutheran Church Friendship Room - 625 E Netherwood, 1-800-733-2767

Saturday, Jan. 11

• 6:30-8 p.m., Dane County Christian Women’s Connection dinner, Radisson Hotel, 517 Grand Canyon Dr., Madison,

• 6:30 p.m., Oregon School Board meeting, Rome Corners Intermediate School

Monday, Jan. 13

• 6:30 p.m., Green Tuesdays and Thursdays,” viewing of “Vegucated,” Oregon Public Library Wednesday, Jan 22 • 1 p.m., “Get the Job You Want” with Dane County Job Center staff member Jennifer See, library

Tuesday. Jan. 21

Support groups

• 2-4 p.m., Free e-reader and tablet classes, library, 835-3656 • 8-9 p.m., Oregon Village Board meeting, 117 Spring St.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

• 5 p.m., Oregon Straw Hat Players auditions, Oregon High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy.,

Sunday, Jan. 26

• 2-4 p.m., Free e-reader and tablet classes, library, 835-3656

Thursday, Jan. 16

• 7 p.m., Oregon Straw Hat Players auditions, Oregon High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy.,

Tuesday. Jan. 28

Community cable listings
Village of Oregon Cable Access TV program times same for all channels. A new program begins daily at 1 p.m. and repeats at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and at 1, 4, 7 and 10 a.m. 900 Market St., Oregon. Phone: 291-0148; email:, or visit

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Thursday, Jan. 9 Thursday, Jan. 9 “Readers Theater: Chapter OHS Boys Varsity Hockey vs 5” (of May ‘10) Verona (of Jan. 7) Friday, Jan. 10 Friday, Jan. 10 “Readers Theater: Chapter “The Reluctant Dragon” Play 6” (of June ‘10) (of Apr. ‘12) Saturday, Jan. 11 Saturday, Jan. 11 “Happy Birthday Elvis!” @ OHS Girls Varsity Basketball Oregon Senior Center (Jan. 8) vs Monona Grove (of Jan. 9) Sunday, Jan. 12 Sunday, Jan. 12 Worship Service: People’s OHS Boys Varsity Wrestling United Methodist Church vs Ft. Atkinson (of Jan. 10) Monday, Jan. 13 Monday, Jan. 13 5:30 pm--LIVE--Oregon 6:30 pm--LIVE--Oregon Village Board Meeting School Board Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14 Tuesday, Jan. 14 “Readers Theater: Chapter “The Prince & the Pauper” 7” (of July ‘10) Play (of Dec. ‘12) Wednesday, Jan. 15 Wednesday, Jan. 15 “Readers Theater: Chapter OHS Boys Varsity Basketball 8” (of Aug. ‘10) vs Stoughton (of Jan. 13) Thursday, Jan. 16 Oregon Village Meeting (of Jan. 13) Thursday, Jan. 16 Board Oregon School Meeting (of Jan. 13) Board

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Senior center

• 7 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First Presbyterian Church, every Monday and Friday • 7 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous closed meeting, People’s 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

information. Second Tuesday of each month • 6:30-8 p.m., Parents Supporting Parents, LakeView Church, Stoughton. Third Tuesday of every month • Relationship & Divorce Support Group. State Bank of Cross Plains. Every other Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

The Age of Anxiety
We live in perilous times. Rogue states with chemical or atomic weapons, fanatical terrorist groups spreading fear and hatred across the globe, and technology that changes too quickly for anyone to keep up with it are all part of our modern world. Our fears are stoked by the modern media’s 24/7 news cycle and its insistence that something terrible is just around the corner. Even those who are not particularly tuned into the news are anxious; there is a certain anxiety that comes with our modern technology. The noise of the cell phone ringing is like an alarm going off and it’s often just as startling. The ping of your computer telling you that you have a new message pushes the same anxiety button, and since our phones allow us to be constantly connected we are now living constantly with alarms, buzzers and a sense of time urgency. So, what can we do about all of this? A first step might be to choose more soothing ring tones or just to turn the computer and phone off for extended periods of time. We should also take time out of our busy schedules for solitude and quiet time, a time when we might commune with God or nature and our souls can be at rest. God does not want us to be anxious; be in His presence and trust in the Lord. – Christopher Simon via Metro News Service “The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:5-6

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Girls hockey

Icebergs go to the buzzer in win at Appleton
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Oregon’s Jacob Larsen swims to a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly Saturday at the Stoughton College Events Invitational. Larsen won the 500 freestyle Saturday in 5 minutes, 22.25 seconds and then posted a 2:20.78 in the 200 free to help the Panthers finish ahead of the host Stoughton Vikings.

Oregon sprints past Vikes
Panthers medal in four events, finish ahead of Stoughton
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Oregon/Belleville boys swimming had a full team Saturday and a great meet as a result at the Stoughton College Event Invite. Though the Panthers finished second to last out of the six teams competing, Oregon bested the host Vikings. The team’s 335 points in fact was 156 more than Oregon scored at the same meet a year ago. Stoughton finished 11 points back in last place, while McFarland (796) dominated Beloit Memorial (506) to win the meet easily. Oregon swam to four medals Saturday, which was highlighted by the first-place finishes of Belleville sophomore Eli Rule and Oregon freshman Jacob Larsen. Rule, who is in his first year of high school swimming, won the 100 backstroke in 1 minutes, 38 seconds – well over a second ahead of Stoughton junior Ben Schleppenbach. He also added a third-place finish in the 200 back (2:14.11).

By the end of the day, Rule had established new PRs for himself in the 100 back, 200 back, and 200 free. Larsen, meanwhile, captured the 500 freestyle title in (5:22.25) and added a fourth-place finish in the 200 butterfly with a personal best 2:20.78). He went on to add PRs in his other three swims as well (100 fly, 200 free, 500 free). Freshman Jackson Marsden meanwhile, added a runner-up finish in the 50 free (24.24). Sam Phelps, Rule, Marsden and Larsen took fourth in the 200 medley relay (4:05.70) to set the tone early. Oregon followed that up by matching the finish in the 200 and 800 free relays. Josh Greene, Ben Kaeppler, Brad Rehrauer and Phelps swam to fourth in the 200 (1:44.4), while Larsen, Greene, Marsden and Rule took fourth in the 800 (8:21.66). By the end, Oregon finished the meet with 29 best times out of 44 swims. Chris Foster (50 free, 200 breast, 200 IM) and Rehrauer (100 back, 100 free, 50 free) posted three best times apiece, while David Heim (200 free, 100 free and 100 fly) clocked

Freshman Eli Rule won Saturday’s 100-yard backstroke during the Stoughton College Events Invitation on Saturday in 1:00.38.

three personal best times, while Mathias Gregerson (100 breast, 50 free), Ryan McKirdy (100 free, 100 breast), Jonas Temte (200 breast, 100 free), Ben Kaeppler (50 free, 100 free) and Sam Phelps (100 breast, 200 breast) all PRed in two. James Lemke and Marsden also had season best in the 100 fly and 100 free, respectively. “We had a great two weeks of practice over the holiday break,” Panthers head coach Scott

Krueger said. “The boys have been working hard and are continuing to improve each week.”

Milton, Oregon (PPD.)
Frigid temperatures forced the cancelation of schools across the state on Monday and Tuesday. In the process the Panthers dual meet at Badger South rival Milton on Tuesday was postponed to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16.

Boys hockey
Sports editor

Panthers pile on avalanche of goals against Monroe
Oregon boys hockey was supposed to face its biggest test to date Tuesday when the Panthers dropped the puck against secondranked Verona inside the Oregon Ice Arena. Frigid temperatures brought on by a polar vortex forced cancellations at both schools Monday and Tuesday, however. Wisconsin is one of 26 states that were under wind-chill warnings or watches, in response to the polar hurricane that broke loose of its North Pole confines and left as many as 140 million Americans feeling the freeze. Supposed to be the first game of the annual Howard G. Mullett tournament, no make-up date for the Verona game at Oregon had been announced as the Observer went to press on Tuesday. The Panthers continue the tournament at 6 p.m. Friday against the 10th-ranked Waukesha Wings (9-2-1) in Hartland before wrapping things up at 7:15 p.m. Saturday against the host Warhawks (8-3-1). game Friday, Jan. 3 inside the SLICE Arena where the Panthers rolled 15-1. No stats were available as the Observer went to press Tuesday. The Panthers travel to Madison Ice Arena at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, for a non-conference Oregon 15, Monroe 1 game against Madison West before Oregon traveled south to face a returning to conference action at winless Monroe Avalanche squad 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at home in a Badger South Conference against McFarland.

The MSO Icebergs lost a very unusual non-conference game on the road Saturday against non-conference Appleton United. Each team scored a goal with no time left on the clock in the final two periods with the Icebergs coming up a goal short en route to a 2-1 loss inside the Appleton Family Ice Torpy Center. Though the goals were recorded at 16:59 at the end of the second and third periods, the scoreboard read 0:00 prior to each shot being taken. “Obviously, at the end of the second period, we were irate that a goal was allowed with no time left on the clock,” head coach Mike Jochmann said. “The explanation that was given was that ‘the period ends when the horn sounds,’ and the horn on the Appleton facility’s clock apparently doesn’t sound until the clock counts down the tenths of a second to truly get to zero, even though the clock shows zero to the crowd and teams on the ice.” Junior forward Molly McKeever was the beneficiary of the game’s first goal coming on the powerplay goal. McKeever then assisted on the go-ahead goal with twoand-a-half second remaining in the third period. Needless to say, Jochmann and the Icebergs felt they were cheated out of a goal. The 10th-ranked Icebergs weren’t about to object roughly 17 minutes later though when the same exact situation happened when Stoughton’s Casey Marsh tallied a goal with zero showing on the clock. Despite being outshot 46-29, the Icebergs were able to remain in the game thanks to 44 saves by Oregon junior goaltender Kenzie Torpy. Unfortunately for the Icebergs (9-5-2), it wasn’t enough. It was a game that Jochmann said his team needed to win in order to gain some confidence and gain momentum going into the meat of January. “We have a very tough climb through January ahead of us, and making the most of our chances to win games is something we really need to take to heart,” Jochmann said. “It was a disappointing loss, and we need to come away with better performances against teams that we match up well against.” Senior Libby Breaker turned away 28 shots for eighth-ranked Appleton (10-3-0) in the win.

Icebergs, Fury (PPD)
With temperatures and wind chills dipping into dangerous levels and forcing the closure of several schools statewide, the hosts

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Sophomore Robert Corliss picks up one of three pins last Saturday in the Janesville Craig Invitational. The Panthers went 2-1 in the dual invite.

Youth Wrestling starts the season strong
The Oregon Youth Wrestling team attended their first team tournament last weekend in Cambridge. A total of 56  wrestlers from kindergarten to 8th grade competed and 11 individual champions were crowned.  Taking the gold were Evan Fahey, Sabastian Soumphonphakdy, Trevor Barlow, Dan Heiser, Abram O’Rourke, Alex Seitz, Michael Stevens, Michael Schliem, Logan Gable, Sam Pieper, and Devin Keast.  The strong showing earned the team the tournament crown, edging out Watertown by 11 points.  The Youth Panthers compete next on Jan. 11th   at Oregon High School.

Grapplers go 2-1 at Janesville invite
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The Oregon High School wrestling team bounced back from a loss to close out the Janesville Craig Invitational with a 72-18 win over Waukesha North to improve to 2-1 for the tournament. The Panthers crushed Waukesha North with nine pins and four forfeit wins. Senior Andrew Nyenhuis wrestled up at 220 pounds and pinned Eric Malicki in 1 minute, 50 seconds. Freshman Christopher Haggerty (106) pinned Peter Jensen in 3:09, and sophomore Robert Corliss (120) got a fall in 4:32 over Jacob Hoeg. Senior Jawon Turner (126), who also wrestled up, pinned Jonathon Cerny in 1:08, and Senior Jessie Rogers (132) pinned Andrew Malicki in 1:20. Junior Omar Sacramento (138) got a fall over Spencer Muffler in 1:23, andsenior William Frauchiger (145) pinned Henry Laste in 3:21. Chad Walsh (160) concluded the pins with a fall over Doug Muffler in 1:36. The other win for Oregon was against Appleton West. The Panthers picked up a 51-27 victory. Freshman Matthew Garcia (113) pinned Gerardo Ayala in 3:10, and sophomore James Freund (152) pinned Zack Meiselwitz in 24 seconds.

Walsh (160), Nyenhuis (195, Haggerty (106), Corliss (120), Turner (126) and Frauchiger (145) also picked up pins. Walsh got the fall over Armando Nieto in 1:55, while Nyenhis defeated Ty Hanssen in 5:16. Haggerty pinned Taite Baier in 3:20, and Corliss was victorious over Chancellor Verkuilen in 1:45. Turner recorded the fall over Dillon Brouch in 1:30, and Frauchiger pinned Gilberto Javacuaro in 5:23. Rogers (132) picked up the other win for Oregon with a 10-5 decision over Devin Wynveen. The lone loss for the Panthers was a 48-27 defeat against the host Cougars. Senior Matt Sampson (182), Nyenhuis (195), Corliss (120), Turner (126) and Walsh (160) all picked up wins. Sampson pinned Caleb Mollet in 1:13, while Nyenhuis got a fall over Alex mcNall in 2:47. Corliss pinned Mandrick Teich in 1:12, and Turner also got a pin over Grant Pleiss in 58 seconds. Walsh defeated Arstride Serrano 2-1. The Panthers continue the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday as they host Fort Atkinson in a Badger South Conference dual. Oregon also travels to Evansville at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and it travels to Lake Geneva Badger High School at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, for the Badger invite.

Second quarter fuels Panthers
Assistant sports editor

Boys basketball

Icebergs: Sit at third in Badger Conference
Continued from page 7 Icebergs were forced to postponed Monday evening’s game against the Rock County Fury. The Icebergs and Rock County Fury will make up the Badger Conference game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 inside Stoughton’s Mandt Community Center. Before then, however, the girls return to action at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Cornerstone Ice Arena against Green Bay East.

Badger South
Cap City Cougars 3-0-1 Metro Lynx 3-1-0 MSO Icebergs 2-1-1 Badger Thunder 1-2-1 Rock County 1-2-1 Viroqua 0-4-0

The Oregon boys basketball team used a big second quarter to pull away from Whitewater last Friday in a 50-36 non-conference win. The Panthers (4-4 overall, 1-2 Badger South) outscored the Whippets 21-11 in that second-quarter to build an eightpoint lead at halftime. They wouldn’t relinquish that lead en route to the victory. Whitewater jumped out to a 10-8 after the first quarter, but t h e W h i p - Badger South pets were held to just Team W-L 1 5 f o r t h e Monona Grove 3-0 entire sec- Stoughton 2-0 ond half as O r e g o n ’ s Madison Edgewood 2-2 d e f e n s e Milton 1-1 shut them Oregon 1-2 down. J u n i o r Monroe 1-2 f o r w a r d Fort Atkinson 0-3 Josh Sromovsky scored 12 points to lead the Panthers, while senior forward Andrew McCauley added 11. Sophomore Alex Duff chipped in nine, while junior forward Markus Tobias contributed seven. Senior forward Scott Gorsuch led Whitewater with eight. Oregon travels to Madison Edgewood at 7:30 p.m. Friday and hosts Stoughton

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Junior forward Markus Tobias scored seven points for Oregon in a 50-36 win over Whitewater last Friday. Tobias is avergaing over nine points per game so far this season and is tied for the team lead with 64 overall points. Senior guard Andrew McCauley also has 64 points.

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Christensen named third team NSCAA
Former Oregon High School athlete and University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s goalkeeper Ian Christensen was named third team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/ Continental Tire AllN o r t h Region.  Christensen recorded 4.2 shutouts with a 1.35 goals against average and made 68 saves for the Pioneers. He ended is Registration is $280 for career in the Orange and Blue adult teams (four to seven with the programs’ third best players), $240 for youth teams goals against average of 0.95. and is still open up until the tournament. Mad City Pond Hockey A Winter Carnival, with bouncy houses, small carnival Championships games and hockey shooting The inaugural Mad City lanes will be held inside the Pond Hockey Championships UW Carbone Cancer Pancreas are set for Jan. 24-26 at the Cancer Task Force tent. Vilas Park Lagoon. The 4-onOne hundred percent of the 4 round robin tournament proceeds raised from the carfeatures nine divisions from nival will be donated to the squirts to seniors open. Pancreas Cancer fund.


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Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates 50th anniversity in 2014
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Half a Century

In brief
First Weber adds new Fitchburg agent
First Weber welcomed Joe Larson to its workforce in December. Lars o n works o u t of the Fitchb u r g office. Larson He can be reached at 438-6144 or by email at larsonjm@firstweber. com.

Working together
The chamber moved back into Village Hall two years ago after a three year absence, which has been key to the collaboration between the two entities, Knutson said. “We don’t even use the phone, it’s just I email (village administrator Mike Gracz), ‘hey, when you’ve got a minute,’” Knutson said. “It makes it so much easier.” Gracz agreed that the partnership and strong working relationship help Oregon continue to grow. “Particularly on economic development, you have to speak with one voice,” Gracz said. Knutson said businesses – such as the Papa Murphy’sopening this spring – will often approach the chamber before bringing their ideas or proposals to the village. She said having an understanding of what they need to bring to the village helps to not waste the Village Board’s time. For example, Knutson and McGuine helped Jason Thysse when he first requested TIF funding for his business in the Alpine Business Park, and again helped him write his recent request to the village for more TIF funding to expand. Gracz, Knutson and McGuine all expressed optimism for the chamber’s future. “I think it’s amazing that it’s as healthy as it is,” Gracz said. “In smaller communities sometimes the chamber isn’t as active as this one. They have a lot to celebrate.” Celebrate they will, at the annual awards night Saturday, Jan. 25. The event is open to the public, with tickets for $40 per person. For more information, visit or contact Knutson at 835-3697.

When the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1964, men ran all of its membership businesses, with their wives joining them at the chamber’s events. Today, the chamber, along with plenty of its member businesses, is run by women. That’s one of the major changes new executive director Judy Knutson, who took over last summer, and member services and communications coordinator Kristin McGuine said the chamber has seen as they get ready to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary this year. Knutson, who took over in June, said it’s “fun” to be celebrating such a long history so early in her tenure. She cited the recent renaming of Forest View Park to “Norm Champion Park” as a tribute to one of the chamber’s founders as an exciting event to be part of. “I feel honored,” she said. “We really owe a lot to…the founders. It’s the legacy of these other people that are so involved in the community.”

In Business

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Above, executive director Judy Knutson and member services and communications coordinator Kristin McGuine work on the computer in the chamber office at Village Hall. Below, former chamber president and chamber founder Norm Champion rides in a car during a chamber-organized parade.

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The chamber was officially incorporated on May 26, 1964, after a group of businessmen got together and decided it was needed. Al Gasner, Champion and Paul Kohlman served as the president, vice president and treasurer, respectively, at that time, when the chamber had around 60 businesses, McGuine estimated. Within a year, the chamber began a tradition that continues to this day: Summer Fest, though at the time it was called “Carnival Days.” Carnival Days, however,

was not the chamber’s first major activity. Instead, the group put together a “Band Day,” which featured a music festival and downtown parade with nearly 1,200 students, 19 bands and other choruses and glee clubs from nearby communities, including Evansville, Lodi, McFarland, Verona and Wisconsin Heights. Businesses offered many specials as a village-wide promotion that day, and the chamber encouraged people to come to the village early to shop at local businesses and get to know the owners. has grown to around 200 businesses, a strong camaToday raderie has developed withThat “shop local” theme in the chamber, Knutson is one that continues to this said, which helps the chamday, and it’s what Knutson ber offer classes in social thinks has helped the cham- media, human resources ber sustain and grow in its and Microsoft products to its members. time in the village. “We’re here to help the “We like to keep a lot of the business here in town,” businesses survive and she said. “I think everybody thrive,” she said. “They’re shopping from each other, good at what they really do, and some of them don’t that really helps a lot.” With a membership that like to do the bookkeeping

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Town of Oregon, in the County of Dane, State of Wisconsin, that a Town Caucus for said Town will be held at the Town Hall, 1138 Union Road in said Town on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (snow date of Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.) to nominate candidates for the different Town offices to be voted for at the Town Election to be held on the first Tuesday in April of this year (April 1, 2014). Offices to be filled with nominations are: Town Board Supervisor Town Board Supervisor 2014 Tax Collection: Tax payments can be made at the Town Hall during normal office hours, M-Th 8-12 & 1-4. Additional hours are Saturday, January 25 from 8:00 a.m. – noon; Thursday, January 30 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Friday, January 31 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Darryl J. Weber, Chairperson Denise R. Arnold, Town Clerk Posted: December 17, 2013 Published: January 9 and 16, 2014 WNAXLP


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aspect, and things like that, so we want to help them, whatever we can help them with.” Moving forward, Knutson said the priorities include continued expansion of the business park, both in Oregon and helping the Village of Brooklyn with the creation of its park, which broke ground in late 2013. In addition, Knutson said building a hotel in Oregon is “a big thing.”

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Town of Rutland, in the County of Dane, State of Wisconsin, that a Town Caucus for said town will be held at the Town Hall, 785 Center Rd., in said town on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. to nominate candidates for Two Town Board Supervisors to be voted for at the Spring Election to be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Incumbents for the two supervisors are Jeanette Walker and Jim Lunde. Dated this 3rd day of January, 2014 Dawn George, Clerk Published January 9, 2014 WNAXLP



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Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza will open an Oregon location this spring in the old creamery building. Franchise owner Mark Venditto, who owns eight Papa Murphy’s stores with five in Dane County, said he has hoped to bring the pizza chain to the village for “the last five years.” “It was just trying to find the right location,” he said. “We’re gonna be able to pull people that would normally maybe go to Evansville or through Janesville, they might be able to pull off, since it’s only a couple of blocks off Hwy. 14.” Venditto has signed the lease and expects con struction to begin soon at 710 Janesville St., though he has to await approval from the company’s

corporate offices on the floor plans, a process he said the holidays likely delayed. He hopes to have the restaurant, which offers customers a chance to pick up an uncooked pizza prepared in the store and take it home to bake, open around the second week of April. Once the business has opened, Venditto said he would like to begin fundraising for local nonprofit

groups and “get involved with the community,” which he called “tightknit.” Venditto also owns franchises in Baraboo, Portage and Monroe, and said the smaller community stores “tend to do a lot better” compared to those in Madison or more metropolitan areas.

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Order of Business Call to Order Roll Call Proof of Notice of Meeting and Approval of Agenda AGENDA A. CONSENT CALENDAR 6:32 NOTE: Items under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be enacted under one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items prior to the time the Board votes unless a Board Member requests an item be removed from the calendar for separate action. 1. Minutes of Previous Meeting 2. Approval of Payments 3. Treasurer’s Report, if any 4. Staff Resignations/Retirements, if any 5. Staff Assignments, if any 6. Field Trip Requests, if any 7. Acceptance of Donations, if any 8. Open Enrollment Exception Applications, if any 9. Scholarship Proposals B. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC 6:35 1. Public: Board Policy 180.04 has established an opportunity for the public to address the Board. In the event community members wish to address the Board, 15 minutes will be provided; otherwise the agenda will proceed as posted. C. ACTION ITEMS 6:50 1. Sophomore Journalism Course Proposal D. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Student Achievement 7:05 1. NKE Balanced Calendar Task Force (moved to February 10, 2014 Meeting) 2. E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Other Topics F. INFORMATION ITEMS 7:15 1. April Election Update 2. OEA President G. CLOSING 7:20 1. Future Agenda 7:25 2. Check Out H. EXECUTIVE SESSION 7:30 1. Superintendent’s Evaluation Consideration of Adjourning to Closed Session on item H.1 as Provided Under Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 (1) (c) 8:30 I. ADJOURNMENT Published: January 9, 2014 WNAXLP




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Daniel Lindberg
He also enjoyed the time he spent traveling with his son Travis and engaging in hilarious small talk with his fun-loving brothers. Dan not only had a great sense of humor, but a serious side as well. Although he had many, the one attribute that stood out above all others was the generosity of his time and talents helping others. In addition to his parents, survivors include his son, Travis; brothers, Gregory (Denise) and Paul (Cherie); nephews, Evan, Noah and Zachary; and niece Julia. There is also a goldfish of uncertain lineage. Memorial Services will be held at Gunderson Oregon Funeral Home, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, South Town Office Park, Building 4, 6400 Gisholt Dr, Suite 213, Monona, WI 53713. The Lindberg family has been blessed by Dan’s presence and he will be missed. Our comfort comes in knowing that his battle is now over and he is at rest in the arms of the Lord. Online condolences may be made to gundersonfh. com. Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Care 1150 Park St. 835-3515 loved playing cards, fishing, canning, gardening and was a master of many crafts. Lorraine felt her biggest accomplishment in life was having raised a loving family. She loved baseball, and was an avid Brewers fan, and also enjoyed attending all her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Trish (Mark) Battersby, Sandy (Randy) Smith, Debbie Greene, Diane (Jeffery) Wenham; daughter in law, Judy Thompson Greene; 1 4 g r a n d c h i l d r e n , B r ianne, Morgan, Paige (Willie), Tara, James (Hillary), Nichole (Tim), Kambria, Jacob (Katy), Kyle (Kimmy), Jamie, Ronni (Pedro), Kristie (Kristian), Whitney, and Julia; 17 great grandchildren, Zachary, Kaitlyn, Josh, James, Andrew, Bailey, Madelynn, Devon, Sophia, Olivia, JJ, Dallas, Victor, Bianca, Gabriel, Kaitlynn, and Kendra. She is further survived by her brother Richard (Pat) Knipfer. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husbands William Greene, John Weston, and a son, James Greene. A funeral service was held Dec. 23, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Lorraine’s name to Agrace HospiceCare, the Arthritis Foundation, or the American Heart Association. Gone from our sight, but never our memories. Gone from our touch, but never our hearts, We Love You Mom. Please share your memories at CressFuneralService. com. Cress Center 238-8406

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Daniel Lindberg, age 54, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, after a 44 year battle with diabetes. He was born on Dec. 28, 1959, in Chippewa Falls, the son of Richard and Patricia Lindberg. Dan enjoyed having a good time. He was a fan of good ‘70s music and was always available for a good John Wayne movie. Dan’s passion was golf, which he played as often as he could but never if the Packers were on the field.

Lorraine Greene Weston

Lorraine (Knipfer) Greene Weston
Lorraine (Knipfer) Greene Weston, age 81, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, surrounded by her loving daughters and

family. Lorraine was born March 1, 1932, the daughter of Bernard and Dorothy Knipfer. She graduated from Oregon High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to William Greene in 1950 and together they raised 5 children. They owned and operated Walton Lodge fishing resort in Chetek for 17 years. Following retirement they moved back to the Oregon area. Lorraine

Bank: Oregon Community Bank and Trust will not change operations
Continued from page 1 “All of the decisions related to Oregon Community Bank and Trust are made on Main Street and will continue to be made here.” of the first quarter this year.

Next stage
Luebke, who turns 67 in March, said he’s ready to move on to the next stage of his life. He described selling the bank and ending his banking career as “bittersweet.” He was 29 and working as a loan officer in Milton Junction in 1975 when he heard that a group of investors planned to open a new bank in Oregon. He contacted them, and before long they decided to hire him to help open and run the bank. He started at the bank as its vice president and “sort of a cashier.” In 1979 he and Bosshard bought out the investors, and Luebke became the bank president and later CEO. “It’s been a great run in Oregon,” he said. “You put in all that work, but your work life ends at some point in time. And at my age, you start planning and wanting to do some other things.” In the near term, that means leaving Wisconsin for warmer climes. Luebke said after nearly four decades of putting in 12-hour days, six days a week, adjusting to retirement has been a challenge. “I’ll never regret my decision to sell now,” he said. “It’s great not having to get up and be at the bank at 5:30 or 6 in the morning. But it was a hard habit to break. I still wake up, and now I can just lay there knowing I don’t have to get up. I’m not a sleeper, but I don’t miss being at Kwik Trip at 5:15 to get my coffee.”
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Sale to partners
Luebke, who retired at the end of last year but remains on the bank’s Board of Directors, sold his share in the organization to the Bosshard family. The La Crosse-based family has co-owned the bank with Luebke since he and the late John Bosshard bought it in 1979. Luebke declined to say how much he earned for his shares, but a year ago he told the Observer that Oregon Community Bank and Trust opened in February 1976 with $1 million in capital and had $23 million in capital at this time last year. Luebke said then it was the second highest amount of any bank in Dane County. Luebke stepped down as the bank’s chief executive officer in early 2011 and named Peotter as his replacement. Last January, Luebke resigned as bank president and turned that job over to Peotter, as well. Luebke said his transition from CEO, president and co-owner of the bank had been planned as a three-year process that is now completed. Selling his stock back to the holding company – i.e. the Bosshard family – was the right decision, he said. “The Bosshards own seven or eight other community banks,” Luebke explained. “They have

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Oregon Community Bank and Trust since late November is no longer in local hands after Jerry Luebke’s decision to sell his share of the bank. But nothing about the way the bank operates will change, said Luebke and the man who replaced him as bank president and chief executive officer, Steve Peotter.

never sold one of their banks and they plan on keeping this a community bank in Oregon. “That’s one of the things I wanted to be sure happened, after we worked all of these years to make it what it is,” he added.

Positive performance
Peotter said investors and customers should consider the holding company’s decision to buy back Luebke’s shares in Community Bank and Trust as a positive sign. “If a corporation buys back its

stock, that really tells you how the company feels about its performance recently as well as what the performance of the organization is going to be going forward,” he said. He noted the bank’s performance in 2012 and 2013 has been very good, after three disappointing years (2009-11) during the recession. “The challenging times of the recession are behind us and our clients, and we are extremely optimistic about the future,” Peotter said. “One of our next steps,

as it relates to stock, is for us to go out to those small shareholders with a similar opportunity that Jerry had to sell their shares back to the bank.” “Whether you’re a small shareholder or a modest shareholder, if now’s the time you want to think about letting us buy your shares back, we are ready to have that conversation.” Peotter said formal notification of the bank’s willingness to buy back its stock would go out to all shareholders, probably at the end

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January 9, 2014

Oregon Observer

Election: Seven candidates for three open seats on Oregon School District board
the state Department of Corrections, as well as a licensed 80th Assembly District. Odori- social worker and certified co, the current board presi- divorce mediator. dent, is seeking her fourth three-year term on the board. Village Board Christensen, a certified Jeff Boudreau, a retail public account and treasurer banker, and Oregon Planning of the Oregon Soccer Club, Commission member Doug was first elected to the board Brethauer each filed candiin 2011. Feeney is a trans- dacy papers before Tuesday’s portation planner with Short deadline. Elliott and Hendrickson Inc. Boudreau told the Observer and a founder of the Oregon he is seeking a seat in order Community Garden. to take a more active role in Maitzen is a former Oregon shaping Oregon’s future. High School art and alterna“My wife and I have lived tive education teacher in the here for nine years and we district who recently retired. love the community and feel Zander is also a former Ore- it’s important to be an active gon High School teacher who participant to keep it a great taught a home construction place to live,” Boudreau said. class for several years. “I feel I could do that by servMixdorf, elected in 2011, ing on the Village Board.” is a retired administrator with Brethauer has been active Continued from page 1 on the Planning Commission for several years and will make his first bid for a seat on the board as well. The Village Board will be without incumbent trustee David Donovan, who decided not to seek a third term this year due to time constraints. “I got a new job promotion and don’t have enough time to devote to both my work and the village at this time,” he told the Observer. “I didn’t want to shortchange either one.” Incumbent trustees Jerry Bollig and Phil Harms will each seek another two-year term. Susan McCallum and Steve Lust. Lust filed for non-candidacy earlier this month. Lust decided to “take a break for now” from the board, he said in an email to the Observer, and wanted to offer others in the community a chance to make a difference in Brooklyn. He said he would be around to help the village if needed in any way. Susan McCallum filed signatures to run for reelection Monday morning. Newcomer Zachary Leavy also filed for candidacy, leaving two candidates for three seats up for election. held at 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Two seats are up for reelection in the Town of Rutland – Sup. Jim Lunde and Sup. Jeanette Walker. The town of Rutland will hold a caucus at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Rutland Town Hall, 785 Center Road, Stoughton. Town of Dunn voters have no municipal officials up for election this spring, but will be able to vote for school board seats.

Dane County
Dist. 31 Sup. Jerry Bollig has filed for candidacy again this spring. Bollig’s district covers the village and town of Oregon, as well as the Village of Brooklyn. Dist. 33 Sup. Jenni Dye – who covers the southern

Village of Brooklyn


In the Town of Oregon, Village of Brooklyn voters supervisors Phil Van Kamwill cast ballots for the seats pen and Steve Root will face held by Laura Clark Hanson, reelection. A caucus will be

part of Fitchburg – will seek reelection. Dist. 37 Sup. Bob Salov has also announced his intention to seek reelection. Salov covers the towns of Dunkirk and Rutland. Dist. 34 Sup. Patrick Miles – who covers the town of Dunn – will seek reelection, as well. All four supervisors will run unopposed. Dane County Circuit Court judges John W. Markson and William E. Hanrahan also face reelection. The spring election will be held Tuesday, April 1. A Feb. 17 primary will be held, if necessary. nified Newspaper Group reporters Bill Livick, Seth Jovaag, Scott Girard and Scott De Laruelle contributed to this story.

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