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Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Vol. 132, No. 23 • Stoughton, WI •



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‘Life threatening’ cold snap hits area
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Bitter Chills
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.

After a couple of mild winters the last two years, dangerous cold has returned to Wisconsin. High temperatures of 11 degrees below zero – with windchills falling below minus-40 – prompted schools to be canceled Monday and Tuesday in Stoughton and city officials to prepare for weather emergencies. Temperatures dipped as low as minus-18 Monday night. City officials were unaware of any major problems related to pipes, but the cold did force the school district to cancel its planned listening session on a possible spring referendum and its regular school board meeting. 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

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Schools closed
The subzero temperatures forced the closing of all district schools Monday and Tuesday, as well as all extracurricular and athletic events and practices. Despite the lost days,

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Turn to Weather/Page 2 Pick’N Save worker collects carts in the subzero weather Monday.

The cold didn’t stop some people from heading out for groceries. A

When longtime Stoughton resident Bob Germann lost his construction job last May, he also lost his health insurance. And with some preexisting medical issues, Germann couldn’t begin to afford the $6,000- to $7,000-per-month premiums he faced with buying private insurance. Germann, 62, was obviously in a tough spot

that was resolved in midDecember, when a certified application counselor from Germann Stoughton Hospital helped him find a plan on the health insurance exchange that he and his wife, Karen, could. Germann said he would still be without health insurance if not for the Affordable Care Act. And he is also grateful for the free service he received

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District reschedules listening session
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What: Referendum listening session When: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13 Where: SASD administrative building, 320 North St. Info: Call 877-5002 the meeting. District officials say they are facing a shortfall of about $3.1 million next fiscal once

Water vapor rises from the Yahara River just below Fourth Street Monday morning as air temperature dipped to 14 degrees below zero.

The cold weather earlier in the week forced the cancellation of a listening session and School Board meeting Monday night. Both have been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 13, at the district administration building, with the listening session on a proposed April referendum scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and the board meeting set for 7:15 p.m. The board is expected to vote on whether to seek a referendum during

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Spring Election

City, school board have contested races on April ballot
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Stoughton Mayor Donna Olson will run unopposed for another four-year term. Alders Tim Swadley (D-1), Paul Lawrence (D-2), Greg Jenson (D-3) and Tom Selsor (D-4) hold seats that are set to expire, as well.

Voters will have choices on the city and school board ballots in the spring election. There will be a challenger for the District 1 seat and four candidates vying for three seats on the school board.

Recently appointed alder Ross Urven’s seat will be up for a two-year term. Mike Dickman will challenge Swadley in District 1. This is Dickman’s first time running for public office. “I grew up here and graduated from Stoughton High School and I think it’s time

to give something back,” Dickman told the Courier Hub . “We need ideas and solutions.”

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Some people still had to venture out Monday despite the cold weather. FedEx still made deliveries.

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As the sun rises Monday morning, temperatures dip into the teens below zero. The National Weather Service recorded a low temperature Monday of -18 degrees at the Dane County Regional Airport.

Weather: Subzero temperatures force schools to close
Continued from page 1 Stoughton Area School District superintendent Dr. Tim Onsager said the district so far will likely not have to make up any “snow days” at the end of the school year in June. 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 minus-35 degrees, which triggers a wind chill warning from the National Weather Service. Stoughton utilities director Bob Kardasz said they’ve had no power interruptions, no water main breaks and only three customers call about frozen pipes, all of which were internal problems unrelated to the utility department. Streets superintendent Karl Manthe said the city is “always prepared for snow,” and hasn’t had any problems with plowing this year thanks to the “easy to take care of, easy to clean” snows the city has seen this year. The cold, Manthe said, offers a “good day to take time off to wash off equipment” and keep employees indoors when possible, though he said they don’t necessarily make special preparations for weather

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

Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Source: National Weather Service at Dane County airport

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like Monday and Tuesday’s. “Just kind of wait and see,” he said of what the weather can bring.

Emergency protocol
Asst. fire chief Scott Wegner said the department “prepares for everything.” The station doesn’t staff additional personnel when it’s so cold, but members did winterize their equipment in preparation for the

City streets, pipes
Stoughton has mostly weathered the winter so far, with no broken water mains or major plowing issues, city officials said.

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cold. Wegner said one of the biggest concerns during the winter – and especially when there’s a sustained cold snap – is the safety of residents when it comes to heating their homes. Wegner said people shouldn’t run kerosene or gasoline-powered generators indoors because of the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning. Likewise, Wegner urged homeowners to check their vents and chimneys for built-up water vapor that has frozen.

Deep freeze
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 forecast Friday, with a high temperature around 31 degrees. UNG staff reporters Mark Ignatowski, Scott De Laruelle and Scott Girard contributed to this report.

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Survey: Residents pleased with parks
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Residents who took a Stoughton parks survey in spring 2013 seek improvement of park trails but are overall happy with recreation areas. Parks and Recreation director Tom Lynch said respondents rated paved bicycle paths, natural areas and trails, and picnic areas as the top three areas of need or expansion. They rated sport courts and skate parks low on the “to-do” list. Overall, the survey showed very little change public opinion since another survey done more than five years ago. Residents answered questions through an online

service called Survey Monkey. The average resident who responded was female between ages 30-44. According to the survey results, approximately 54 percent of respondents used the public parks on a weekly basis during the previous summer and about 22 percent are using them on a daily basis. Moreover, about 78 percent of those surveyed said that they were either “satisfied” or “incredibly satisfied” with Stoughton’s parks. Parks with baseball and softball fields were also rated as the most important for one third of all respondents. With direction from the survey, Lynch said he hopes to have an update to the Parks and Open Space

Plan completed by the end of January. “The plan evaluates the current park system, incorporates public input, identifies needs, creates goals and guides where and what parks will be like in the next five years,” he said. The Parks and Open Space Plan will identify the needs of the Stoughton community and will fit those needs with taxpayer dollars, grants and other fundraising measures. Lynch cited Troll Beach’s recent changes as an example, which had been made possible through city funds and grants. He said he was initially surprised that the results from the 2013 survey are close to the last survey done five years prior, but said the

results made sense with the stalled economy. “This can be attributed to the fact that Stoughton has had very little growth in the last five years,” Lynch said. “There were not very many opportunities to work on the goals from the 2008 plan.” Despite the similar results between the two surveys, Lynch said that overall, Stoughton’s residents do not have any outstanding issues with the parks. “For the most part, Stoughton Parks users are pleased with the amount of parks, the amenities in them and the way they are maintained,” Lynch said.

New law spurs company to push for radio tower
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Library starts fundraising for renovation
Stoughton Public Library is kicking off a fundraising program to renovate its second floor Thursday, Jan. 30. The kick off will be held at the Stoughton Public Library, 304 S Fourth St., at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be a short program with remarks from Mayor Donna Olson, library leadership and supporters followed by a reception. According to a news release by SPL, many local residents may still think of the library’s second floor as the “new” addition having been built 20-plus years ago. Time has, however,

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What: Stoughton Public Library fundraising kickoff Where: SPL, 304 S Fourth St. When: 5 p.m., Jan. 30 taken its toll and many upgrades are needed for both the safety and comfort of library patrons. The library’s second floor shelving is falling apart, the release said. The shelving purchased for the second floor is not library grade and has not withstood the test of time, posing a safety risk to library visitors.

Library director Richard MacDonald has concerns about the safety of library patrons. “Library books, and even DVDs, are heavy and require quality steel shelving for safe storage. Because the present old particle board shelving is deteriorating we’ve had to have City maintenance people come in and shore it up with a variety of braces and brackets,” states MacDonald. After the renovations, the second floor will have more square feet of functional space, new carpeting, better lighting, larger remodeled meeting rooms and new furnishings. The renovations are projected to cost $650,000 with

the City of Stoughton committing to the structural improvements of $410,000. This leaves the library to raise $250,000. The fundraising committee charged with raising these funds is enthusiastic about the community’s support. “We conducted a feasibility study to see if Stoughton was interested in renovating the library’s second floor,” states Linda Schaefer, Stoughton Public Library Board Vice President and Fundraising Committee Cochair. To learn more about library’s fundraising program and how to make a donation, visit stoughton

Oct. 24 12:48 p.m. A high school student was cited for driving recklessly when a student was injured after jumping on the hood of a car driving through the high school parking lot. A student jumped on the hood of his friend’s car, the driver sped up slightly and then stopped suddenly, causing the student to slid off the car. He fell to the ground and injured his knees and scraped his hands. 6:21 p.m. A 27-year-old man reported that his kids found a tackle box with bullets and possibly a gun in the bushes behind Klinke Cleaners. The box contained .22 rounds and scope mounts. disorderly conduct after a disturbance on the 700 block of Monroe Street. 2:49 p.m. A 24-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants after a theft was reported on the 600 block of Nygaard Street. whoopie.” The officer could after she stole caramel apples not locate the vehicle. from Pick’n Save. 11:49 p.m. Several people Oct. 27 reported a loud noise com2:20 a.m. A 32-year-old ing from the industrial park. man was cited for disor- The source of the noise was derly conduct after biting an found to be a boiler releasing employee at Deak’s Bar and condensation at B&G Foods. Grill on Nygaard Street. The problem was to be fixed in the morning. Oct. 28 8 p.m. A 19-year-old man Oct. 31 was arrested for contributing 4:55 p.m. Officers received to the delinquency of a minor a report of a tan Chevrolet after a woman requested Blazer northbound on Hwy. help finding her 13-year-old 51 where teenage girls were daughter. flashing a picture of a penis 9:12 p.m. A 19-year-old to passing cars. man was arrested for theft after it was reported he stole Nov. 1 a credit card from a residence 3:30 p.m. Firefighters on Sixth Street. responded to a submerged canoe along Hwy. N. No injuOct. 29 ries were reported. –Mark Ignatowski 7:03 p.m. An 18-year-old woman was cited for theft Nov. 2

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. The law says 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. Specificallly, 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.

Oct. 26 12:55 a.m. A 22-year-old was cited for her fourth OWI in five years after a traffic stop on East Main Street near Seventh Street. 8:05 a.m. A 29-year-old woman reported a sexual assault. A possible suspect was identified, evidence was collected, but no charges have been filed yet. 11:39 p.m. An officer was contacted by a citizen who Oct.25 reported there was a vehicle 10 a.m. A 38-year-old parked on Progress Lane with woman was arrested for two people inside “making

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SASD: Four candidates
Continued from page 1 the referendum passed by voters in 2010 expires at the end of June, and in recent weeks have proposed a four-year, $20 million recurring referendum that would likely take place in April. People who cannot attend next week’s listening session or school board meeting also can ask questions or share comments by emailing referendum@ “This feedback loop provides another great opportunity for two-way communication with our stakeholders,” Onsager said. “This is an important issue that affects our community, and we want to make sure people have every opportunity to ask questions and provide input.”

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Letters to the editor

Wrestlers show good sportsmanship
A few weeks ago on a late Tuesday afternoon there was a wrestling match at the River Bluff Middle School in Stoughton. Several different middle schools in the area were involved. Parents, grandparents and friends all cheering for these young wrestlers, match after match. One particular match involved a skilled young wrestler from Stoughton and a young wrestler from another school who has autism. This young boy went out to the mat and wrestled his heart out to the best of his ability. The score flip-flopped back and forth until the third and final period when the young wrestler from Stoughton went down to the mat and his opponent was declared the winner. The referee raised his arm in triumph and the young boy’s smile was as wide as his face while all the parents, grandparents and friends in the gym that afternoon stood in thunderous applause for both these young boys. The winner was thrilled but the young wrestler from Stoughton was the hero of the night. He knew the feeling of victory and had felt it many times, but more importantly he knew how much it would mean for the other boy to feel it too. Thank you Stoughton coaches and wrestlers. This is truly good “Viking” sportsmanship! Joan Kratz Town of Dunkirk

Thanks for supporting food pantry
We at the United Methodist Church Food Pantry would like to thank each and every one of you who have donated to our pantry in 2013. Stoughton is a very giving community and each donation makes an impact in feeding those in need in the Stoughton School District. Stoughton is unique and fortunate in that there are two Food Pantries within the City of Stoughton that provide food within our school district. With the help of donations we are able, along with the Stoughton Food Pantry, to provide food for healthy and nutritious meals for families who need our help. We see how the community has come together through Girl/Boy Scout/Letter Carriers Food Drives and this year through food drives held by local businesses. Our thanks go out to civic organizations, foundations, individuals, and other groups for their donations. This year we had a six year old ask for donations of food and donated it to the pantry, instead of gifts for her birthday. What a 2008 wonderful gesture! • Town of Dunn clerk Rosalind Thank you again to all that have Gausman retired after 33 years made it possible to provide food to our friends and neighbors in need. with the town. She was labeled as a “pioneer in land use developStoughton United Methodist ment” for her work in helping the Church Food Pantry town preserve agricultural land. • The Town of Dunn tax levy Jane Priebe, Co-Coordinator jumped 5 percent and residents Jeannie Schwass Long, CoCoordinator OK’d a plan to purchase about 20 acres of land along Hook Lake. The bog serves as a nesting ground for Sandhill cranes. • Stoughton Trailers announced the potential for layoffs as early as February. The company noted that production had fallen as demand was weakened by the sinking economy. • Students continued to have an eight-period day at River Bluff Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Vol. 132, No. 23 Middle School. The SASD board USPS No. 1049-0655 considered lengthening class Periodical Postage Paid, Stoughton, WI and additional offices. periods and holding only seven Published weekly on Thursday by the Unified Newspaper Group, periods, but the move might A Division of Woodward Communications, Inc. POSTMASTER: Send Address Corrections to have limited students’ elective Stoughton Courier Hub, 135 W. Main St., Ste. 102, Stoughton, WI 53589. choices. Phone: 608-873-6671 • The Yahara River Grocery Fax: 608-873-3473 Co-op was struggling to stay in e-mail: business. The co-op reported that it might have to close if sales didn’t increase due to mounting This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. debt. The store had lost $160,000 since opening in March and it General manager News also owed $400,000 to the bank. David Enstad Jim Ferolie In a cost-saving move, the co-op decided to not offer a five percent discount to members. Advertising Sports • The Stoughton RedevelopCatherine Stang Jeremy Jones ment Authority held an open house to help draw up plans for the area it hopes to stimulate Classifieds Website regrowth in. Diane Beaman Victoria Vlisides • Stoughton police announced the launch of its own MySpace Circulation Reporters web page. Police said having the page gives them access to a Carolyn Schultz Scott Girard, Bill Livick, Anthony Iozzo, large number of people and Mark Ignatowski, Scott De Laruelle ness. “Information can be given at the speed of cyberspace rather Unified Newspaper Group, a division of than waiting for more traditional venues such as print,” detective WOODwARD COMMUNIcATIONS,INc. Al Adams said in regards to the A dynamic, employee-owned media company launch.

Stoughton History – December
her replacement. • The council also raised the levy by about $66,000 – up to $1.6 million – this year. The mill rate was set at $5.75 per $1,000 in assessed value. • Voters authorized the SASD board to hold a referendum on whether to purchase 29 acres for a new school site. The referendum was slated for April 1994. • A 13-year-old boy driving a car stolen in Columbia County crashed into the Jefferson Street pedestrian bridge following a high-speed chase. The boy and two girls – ages 13 and 16 – were taken to Stoughton Hospital. • Concrete slabs for the Mandt Community Center were poured this month. farmer of the year by the county’s conservation department. • Eight math teams from Stoughton High School participated in the Madison Area Math League competition. • A car drive by Thomas R. Bradley was damaged in a crash on Hwy. B. The car left the road and struck a utility pole. • A six-year-old boy – Kevin M. Olson – drowned in the Yahara River after slipping on an icy rock near the 100 block of Forton Street.

• Paul B. Turner, 87, the last surviving grandson of Luke Stoughton, died this month in a Madison nursing home. • The Wisconsin Highway Commission granted approval of a stop-and-go light on Main and Water streets. • Stoughton Meats, Inc. opened at 311 E. Main Street. • A 120-bed addition to Skaalen Sunset Home was proposed. • “Many area residents have complained about the increasing number of dogs running loose in the city, and it appears that their gripes are well-founded.” – Hub archives.

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• The United Auto Workers union called off its nearly sevenmonth strike from Stoughton Trailers following a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board. The union had filed a complaint stating the company had been bargaining in bad faith, but the company denied the accusation. • Neighbors raised concerns about the noise coming from Stoughton Trailers plants on Academy Street. The company said it would make adjustments to address the issue. • A $13 million dog track was pr oposed to be built at the Impact auto raceway – south of Hwy. 138 between Stoughton and Oregon - in the town of Rutland. The 110,000 squarefoot facility was proposed by a Milwaukee developer. The board gave conditional approval to the plans despite objection from “many” town residents. The developer still needed county and state approval for the facility. • Pleasant Springs residents took issue with zoning changes that would have allowed overnight truck parking at a truck stop near the interstate. Residents cited concerns about safety and the possible influx of drugs and prostitution. A spokesperson for the company wanting the change said the new zoning would allow for a modern rest stop for truckers, as well as a family-friendly place for other motorists to stop.

• Large road signs outside Stoughton got a new paint job this month. “Literally thousands of commendable comments have been voiced by tourists and passers-by regarding this city promotion gesture.” • Mayor Liniel Cooper announced he would seek a second term as mayor. • Christmas decorations had been reported stolen this year. • King Tom Chose and Queen Kristi Berkly were royalty at this year’s Snowball Dance. • Many weighed in on plans to close Town of Pleasant Springs road near the new state park. The proposed plans were not wellreceived. • “The old expression … ‘hang onto your mother’s skirt so you won’t get lost,’ has lost its meaning in this day and age. With the latest fashion trend, few kids can reach their mother’s skirt … and if they could, she’d no doubt give them the devil for pulling on it.” - Hub archives – Compiled by Mark Ignatowski

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• Bob Barnett, Jr. was named to the Common Council for Dist. 4 after beating out David McKenzie on a 6-5 vote. • Helen Johnson announced she would seek a second term as Stoughton mayor, while Ald. Roz Anderson announced she 1973 would leave the council because she was moving out of state. Bob • Helmen Severson was named McGeever rejoined the council as the Rock County conservation

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Help: Stoughton residents get ACA assist
Continued from page 1 Stoughton Hospital in finding a plan. “We pay a monthly premium and there’s an outof-pocket deductible,” he explained. “We were quite lucky that the out-of-pocket was low enough where that’ll be covered very quickly in the year and then we don’t have to pay a thing, except of course the premiums. The premium is very reasonable for our income.” Stoughton Hospital employs four certified application counselors and offers their services at no charge. The hospital also paid for the training required to have its counselors certified. Certified application counselor Beverly Pope said the hospital views the effort as part of its mission to serve the community. “It’s interesting having this as an added part of my regular job,” she told the Hub. “I enjoy learning new things so I’ve enjoyed doing this, and also it’s that feeling that you’re helping your community. That is really what Stoughton Hospital’s about. We definitely see this as a long-term effort to help the community.”
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Certified application counselor Beverly Pope works with a customer at Stoughton Hospital to find the right health insurance plan.

Health insurance exchange sites
• 800-318-2596 • Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance 800-236-8517 / • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation state-exchange-profiles-wisconsin Registration finds out what time works best for the consumer and then schedules an appointment with a counselor. Customers are asked to bring along basic information: social security numbers for anyone interested in signing up for coverage and proof of income (a paystub or tax document). “If someone has access to health insurance through an employer, we ask for that information as well,” Pope explained. “Then we take them through the options. We first help them set up an account through the marketplace.” For people don’t know how to use a computer, a counselor will help set up an email account and then go through the application process with them. “Sometimes, if we’re having trouble on the website, we have actually had to call the 800 number to be able to complete the process,” Pope said. “Regardless, we exhaust all possibilities to get through it.” She noted the healthcare. gov website has “improved vastly.” “We were not even able to create an account for the very first person I met with,” she remembered. “The website would not allow us to do that. Now more often than not, I’m getting through completely to the end where people are able to look at their insurance options and choose what plan they’re interested in.”

Getting certified
Kristine Annen, the counselor who helped Germann find insurance he can afford, said she’s signed up perhaps 10 people since the hospital began offering the service in early October. That’s about a quarter of the number of people the hospital has helped find a plan, and she wishes more people would take advantage of the service. “There is a growing interest among the public,” she observed. “People are coming in with questions, and we’re just trying to help answer those questions. If we can’t, we find someone who can.” Annen said last summer her manager, Michelle Abey, was paying close attention to the ACA – also known as Obamacare – and asked some counselors if they would like to take the classes required to become certified. Annen and Pope were the first to say yes, and the two attended classes in August. In order to help people navigate the health insurance exchange, the pair also had to pass state and federal exams to become certified. Two other counselors later took courses and passed the exams. Counselors are prohibited from suggesting a particular plan, but they help people compare deductibles and premiums and consider many other details in choosing an appropriate health insurance plan. “If they have certain doctors that they currently see, we’ll let them know which plans will allow them continue to see those doctors or if they would have to change,” Pope explained. “If there are questions that we’re not able to answer, we can call the individual plans and talk with an agent. But we do not influence or present a bias in any way.” Counselors are also not allowed to answer questions about the ACA or finding a plan over the phone.

Applicants must schedule an appointment with the hospital and see a counselor in person. “That’s been a drawback when we’ve had people call us,” Annen said. “Then we have to apologize and tell them we have to do this in person. It’s one of the requirements for our certification. “So that’s been a challenge, but at least they’re interested and most people then will make an appointment.”

Signing up
In Bob Germann’s case, he had already visited the government’s website,, and registered by the time he received a phone call from Stoughton Hospital asking if he’d like help finding a plan. Germann had been to the hospital’s emergency room, and because he didn’t have insurance, had worked with a staff member “to get some help on that payment,” he recalled. “The lady from Stoughton Hospital called and said that she could help us get a plan through the marketplace,” he said. “She said why don’t you come in because we have easier access to the marketplace than most people do.” Germann said he first tried to register in October and experienced some “snafus”

on the government website. “The site just wasn’t set up to handle that many applications at once,” he said. By the time he began working with a counselor, most of the problems with the website had been corrected and Germann had no trouble finding a plan – with Unity Health – and signing up. He’s been satisfied with his insurance provider and also mentioned how his counselor, Annen, took her time to help him find the right plan. “We looked at one plan and it seemed pretty good, but I asked if we could keep looking. I told her I don’t need to keep the same doctors. “And then she found us this program through Unity that is right up my alley. In coverage and affordability, it was perfect.”

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Coming up
Kundalini yoga
Stoughton Yoga will offer a weekly donation-based community Kundalini yoga class from 6-7:15 p.m. every Thursday. Kundalini yoga is a great style of yoga for all levels, even those who have never taken a yoga class. Stoughton Yoga has two Kundalini yoga teachers in training who will gain teaching experience by leading the Thursday class.

‘When Mourning Dawns’
This grief support series at the senior center starts at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13. If you are experiencing a loss in your life, please join us to learn about managing the grief process. This class is being provided by Home Health United. The series is free and open to all. To register, call 8738585.

‘Home on Your Own’ class
On Monday, Jan. 20, Stoughton Hospital will offer a Home on Your Own class. This class is for children ages 9 and up who may be home for a few hours without an adult. The focus is on making wise and safe choices on first aid, fire safety and emergency situations. The class will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost is $25. To register, call Trish at 277-8810.

Caregiver Stress revisited
Stress may well be the most common issue caregivers have to deal with. Chronic stress puts our health at risk. Stress does not just wreak havoc on our body but can also affect our mind. At 1 p.m., Thursday Jan. 9, the Caregiver Group will discuss Caregiver Stress in more detail at the senior center. We will explore what stress is, what each of our stress warning signs are, pinpoint our sources of stress, identify what we each can do to reduce or manage our stress.

Blood drive

Happy birthday, Elvis!

Stoughton Hospital will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. Come to the senior center at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and every third Friday of the to celebrate the “King’s” birthday with impersonator Alan month. Call 873-6611 for information. Graveen. His birthday is actually the 8th, but we are celebrating all month!

The silent film era

Come to the senior center at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 for this special entertainment opportunity with Jeanne Felix (playing piano) and Laurie Risso (playing cello) for this multimedia presentation on Buster Keaton style filmmaking and the musical accompaniment that went with it. Candlelight skiing at Lake Kegonsa Please make lunch reservations by noon Thursday, Jan. People are invited to enjoy candlelight skiing on 2 miles 16. of trails lit with hundreds of glowing luminaries from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11. Warm up by the bonfire and cook out on the grills provided or enjoy drinks and baked goods Musical concert sold by the Lake Kegonsa State Park Friends Group. The Del McCoury Band will perform two shows at the This is a free event, but a valid park admission sticker is Stoughton Opera House at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 17-18. required. Sorry, no pets or hikers. If weather does not permit the event, it will be re-scheduled to Feb. 8. Baha’i Faith Covenant Lutheran Church Seventh Day Baptist Church Of Albion

Stoughton area Parkinson’s group
Join us at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Stoughton Area Senior Center (248 W. Main St.) to watch the story of journalist and one-time Stoughton resident Dave Iverson’s personal journey to understand the disease that has taken such a toll on his family.

Coffee with the Coaches
Meet the Stoughton High School girl’s basketball coach, Rami Hoaglin and wrestling coaches Bob Empey and Dan Spilde at the senior center at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23.

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911 or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 Stoughton study classes. All are welcome. 2095 Hwy. W, Utica • 873-7077 • 423-3033 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship 700 Cty Tk B, Stoughton 873-9353 • e-mail: Sunday: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship 9:10 a.m. – Family Express followed by Sunday School

Community calendar
• 1 p.m., caregiver stress revisited, Stoughton Area Senior Center • 11 a.m., Sunrise Restaurant, Stoughton, Lunch Bunch

Bible Baptist Church

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton • 873-7494 • Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Come As You Are Worship Sunday: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 129 E Main St, Stoughton | 834-9050 Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m. 310 E. Washington, Stoughton • 873-7761 Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship 9209 Fulton St., Edgerton | 884-8512 Worship services 8, 10:30 a.m. coffee hour 9 a.m. - Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Varsity 12:07 p.m. - AWANA 3 p.m.

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10 Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath Phone: 561-7450 or email:

Thursday, Jan. 9 Friday, Jan. 10

Ezra Church

Stoughton Baptist Church

Christ Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton 873-6517 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Evening Service

Christ the King Community Church
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 • Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Fulton Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton Weekday Mass: At Nazareth House and St. Ann’s Church - call 873-6448 or 873-7633. Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.; Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m. Thanksgiving mass 8 p.m., Nov. 28

St. Ann Catholic Church

• 6-9 p.m., Candlelight Skiing at Lake Kegonsa State Park • 10 a.m., “When Mourning Dawns,” grief support group, Stoughton Area Senior Center, runs through Feb. 10, 8738585 • 5:40-7 p.m., kids’ grief support group, Stoughton Area Senior Center, runs Mondays through Feb. 10, 327-7135

Saturday, Jan. 11 Monday, Jan. 13

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton, 873-9106 Saturday, 6 p.m. worship Sunday, 10 a.m. worship

United Methodist of Stoughton
525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton E-mail: Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service; 10 a.m. - Full Worship 1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church
1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton 873-5924 Sunday Worship: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m.

WestKoshkonongLutheranChurch Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton • 877-0439 Missionaries 877-0696 Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday school and Primary

Office: 882-4408 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - Worship and Sunday School

Cooksville Lutheran Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton 873-9838 • Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. - Worship

LakeView Church

• 10 a.m., A Poetry Circle informational meeting, Stoughton Area Senior Center • 5-9 p.m., “Third Thursday,” downtown Stoughton shops open late • 1 p.m., “Reminisces of the Silent Film Era,” senior center • 7:30 p.m., The Del McCoury Band, Stoughton Opera House

Thursday, Jan. 16

2633 Church St., Cottage Grove, Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship 11 a.m. Bible study

Friday, Jan. 17

Thought for the week
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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• 7:30 p.m., The Del McCoury Band, Stoughton Opera House

Saturday, Jan. 18


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• 1-3 p.m., Home on Your Own Class, Stoughton Hospital, 277-8810

Monday, Jan. 20

A Life Celebration Center

• 1 p.m., “Happy Birthday, Elvis,” senior center • 1:30 p.m., Stoughton Area Parkinson’s Group, Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585

Wednesday, Jan. 22

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• 10 a.m., “Coffee With Coaches,” featuring SHS girls’ basketball coach Rami Hoaglin and wrestling coaches Bob Empey and Dan Spilde, senior center

Thursday, Jan. 23

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• Midnight to 4 p.m., Fisheree and bounty hunt, Lake Kegonsa State Park • 10 a.m. to noon, technology expo, Stoughton Area Senior Center • 3 p.m., Madison Brass Band, Stoughton Opera House

Saturday, Jan. 25

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Overtime thriller moves Stoughton back at .500
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Sawyers golden for hosts at College invite
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Stoughton juinior Adam Fryer swims to a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle during Saturday’s College Events Invitational in Stoughton. Fryer posted a time of 2 minutes, 05.42 seconds. Below, Lukas Matthews swims the 100-yard backstroke during Saturday’s invite.

The host Stoughton boys swimming came away from Saturday’s College Events Invitational with wins from senior Connor Sawyers in the 200 individual medley and a secondplace finish by junior Ben Schleppenbach in the 100 backstroke. Sawyers posted a personal best time of 2 minutes, 12.33 seconds to take the 200 IM by sevenhundredths of a second over McFarland junior Sam Mischio. Schleppenbach finished a little less than a second off the pace of Oregon/ Belleville sophomore Eli Rule en route to second place with a personal best 1:01.18 in the 100 back.

Stoughton also saw Schleppenbach add a fifth-place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:18.35). Stoughton’s next best individual finish came from sophomore Gabe Ross, who added a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a personal best time of 1:12.35. Junior Adam Fyrer, meanwhile, finished fifth with a best time in the 200 free (2:05.42). Stoughton’s 400 free relay team of sophomores Ian Trautman and Tristin Heisig, Fryer and Sawyers add the end of the meet to swim to third place in 3:53.46. The same quartet swam to third place earlier in the meet, posting a time of 1:40.99 in the 200 free relay.

Stoughton came away with 18 personal best times overall Saturday, including Jack Lonabotn, Trevor Pope, Ethan Olson and Sawyers in the 50

free. Lukas Matthews and Erik Hanson added best times in the 100 breast, while Alex Ripkey (200IM 500 free) and

Brody Trainor (200, 500 free) tacked on a couple more personal best

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It could have been tough last Saturday at non-conference McFarland as the Stoughton girls basketball team only suited up nine girls and was without sophomore leading scorer Hannah Hobson. Hobson, who left with a concussion during the Dec. 28 game at Whitewater, is averaging 12.4 points per game and leads the team with 87 in seven games. But the shorthanded Vikings (4-4 overall, 1-2 Badger South) persevered with a 48-47 win in overtime, head coach Rami Hoaglin said. After surviving a 3-point barrage in the second half that helped the Spartans come back from an eight-point deficit at halftime, Stoughton went into overtime with defense on the mind. The result was a 5-4 advantage with three points by freshman Marissa Robson and two points by freshman Payton Kahl. Kahl finished with 12 to lead Stoughton, while Robson added 11. McFarland hit seven of eight 3-pointers in the second half, led by senior guard Rosie Runde with four. She scored 18 to lead the Spartans. Senior guard Stevie Winer also had four 3-pointers, including three in the second half. She scored 15 points. Hoaglin said that when the other team is shooting well even with good positioning and communication, the best thing to do is not give up offensive rebounds. “We did a good job at getting the rebounds,” she said. “And being able to score offensively, we still were doing the things we needed to do, which is not turning the ball over and getting easy looks. “You can survive a run by still sticking together and working hard in every phase.” The Vikings jumped out to a 19-11 lead at halftime, including a 10-4 advantage in the first quarter. McFarland outscored Stoughton 32-24 in the second half. The Vikings travel to Milton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and go to Richland Center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Stoughton then hosts Monroe at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Hasselberger takes second at Cheesehead Invitational in Kaukauna
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Junior Zach Hasselberger had the highest finish for the Stoughton wrestling team last Friday and Saturday at the Cheesehead Invitational at Kaukauna Hasselberger High School. Hasselberger took second place in a tournament featuring out-of-state teams and some of the best Division 1 and 2 programs in Wisconsin, including Kaukauna, ranked No. 1 in D1, Ellsworth (No. 1 in D2), Two Rivers (No. 4 in D2), Wrightstown (No. 7 in D2), Sparta,

(No. 10 in D2), and Sheboygan Falls, an honorable mention in D2. Hasselberger’s place helped Stoughton, which is ranked No. 8 in D 1, finish 19th out of 26 teams with 230 1/2 points. Hasselberger (25-3) is ranked ninth in the 126-pound weight class, but he was at 120 pounds for this tournament. He went 5-1 Friday and Saturday with his only loss in the title match against Nolan Hellickson (Southeast Polk, Iowa), who is 24-0. Hasselberger lost that match by a 10-2 major decision. Hassleberger’s wins were against Aidan Yde (Hartland Arrowhead) by pin in 1 minute, 51 seconds, Colt Kielbasa (St. Ritas of Cascia, Ill.) by a 6-4 sudden victory in overtime, Ty

Pelot (Two Rivers) – ranked No. 2 in D2 – by a 6-4 decision, Zach Smith (Port Washington) by a 6-5 decision and Kegan Calkins (Montini Catholic, Ill.) by a pin in 3 mimutes, 36 seconds. Sophomore Colin Kraus, ranked No. 1 at 132 pounds, wrestled at 126 pounds and took seventh with a 3-3 record. Kraus (24-5) pinned Jonah Williams (Southeast Polk) in 3 minutes in the seventh-place match. He also picked up a 15-5 major decision over Brady Maes (Wrightstown) and a 12-10 decision over Cortez Arredondo (Simley, Minn.). Freshman Brandon Klein, an honorable mention at 106 pounds, took eighth. Junior Austin Benton also took eighth at 182 pounds.

Klein (18-8) pinned Ethan Cota (Kenyon-Wanamingo, Minn.) in 3:18 but fell in the seventh-place match to Adam Brown (Southeast Polk) by a pin in 4:57. Benton (18-9) had a pin over Mitchell Murphy (Wrightstown) in 4:44, and he defeated Demetre Smith (Lockport) 9-4. He fell in the seventh-place match to Antonio Porraspita (High Point, Md.), 7-0. Junior Gunnar Helland was 10th at 152 pounds, while freshman Tristan Jenny, ranked No. 13 at 113 pounds, grabbed 13th place. Helland (15-9) pinned T-Dot Jueajoi (Hartford) in 3:40 and won a 2-1 decision over Brady Buchheit (Southeast Polk). He also picked up a

5-3 decision by tiebreaker over Sean Mattek (Sheboygan Falls). Helland fell in the ninth-place match by a 9-1 major decision to Chris Prosser (Edwardsville, Ill.) Jenny (19-8) won the 13th-place match with a forfeit win by injury default. Jenny also picked up a 7-0 decision over Tyler Donmitz (Two Rivers) and a pin over Aaron Stumpf (Iowa City West, Iowa.) in 4:11. Freshman Garrett Model, who usually wrestles at 120, took 16th at 132 pounds. Montini Catholic finished first with 554 1/2 points, while Kaukauna was second with 521. Lockport, Ill., was third with 492 points. Stoughton hosts Milton at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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Boys basketball
with two-and-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 (103-0) in the win.

Icebergs go to buzzer against Appleton
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Team W-L-T Cap City 3-0-1 Metro Lynx 3-1-0 MSO Icebergs 2-1-0 Badger Thunder 1-2-1 Rock County Fury 1-2-2 Viroqua 0-4-0 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

Vikings win fourth quarter to secure road non-conference win
Assistant sports editor

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 Center. Though the goals were recorded at 16:59 at the end of the second and third periods, the scoreboard read all zeros 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

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Icebergs, Fury (PPD)
With temperatures and windchills dipping into dangerous levels and forcing the closure of several schools statewide, the hosts Icebergs were forced to postponed Monday evening’s game against the Rock County Fury. The game will be made up at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Swimming: Frigid temperatures put freeze on Vikings schedule
capped the run on best times as the Vikings finished last out of the nine swims. Connor Roisum (500 teams competing with 324 free), Heisig (100 back) points. McFarland domiand Trautman (100 fly) nated the meet, racking up 796 points – 290 ahead of Continued from page 7 runner-up Beloit Memorial. Cold temperatures DeForest rounded out the across the region forced top three with 464. the Vikings to reschedule their Tuesday evening BadFort Atkinson, ger South dual against Fort Atkinson to 6 p.m. ThursStoughton (PPD.) day.

The Stoughton boys basketball continued its stretch of road games the past month with a 51-44 win at non-conference East Troy last Saturday. The Vikings (7-1 overall, 2-0 Badger South) trailed by a point after three quarters before outscoring the East Troy Trojans 20-12 in the fourth quarter. Stoughton fell behind by seven early and had to fight back, slowly chipping away at the deficit. The Vikings fought back to trail by three at halftime and stayed close into the fourth. Freshman guard Troy Slaby led the way with 16 points, while senior guard Paul Rosowski added 13. Junior forward Nick McGlynn chipped in with 12. Senior guard Jacob Growel

led East Troy with 15 points, while junior guards Matt Kaminski and Connor Mitchell chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Vikings remain on the road with two Badger South Conference games next week. They travel to Monona Grove at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and they makeup a game at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Oregon, which was moved from Dec. 20 due to icy roads.

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Truehl pitches shutout
Stoughton native and Air Force freshman goaltender Chris Truehl made 18 saves in his first career Truehl start Saturday as the Falcons shutout AIC, 2-0, in an Atlantic Hockey Association game, Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Olympia Ice Center in Springfield, Mass. His effort also helped Truehl gardener Rookie of the Week honors in the AHA. Emily was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Doubletree Women’s Ice Hockey Classic, hosted by Saint Michael’s College. She had a goal in both games over the weekend in a 3-2 win over Nichols and a 2-1 loss against Sacred Heart. through the pool doors). The drop-in style clinics are free and open to youth in grades 2 through 12 who reside in the Stoughton Area School District. Skills & Drills Saturdays are designed to introduce new players to the sport of softball and get all ages ready for SYS league play this coming spring and summer. Adult coaches/supervisors will be running various stations to help players on their skills. All players will be required to sign in when they arrive. SYS Registration Opens Jan. 15 Registration for SYS 2014 summer leagues opens on Jan. 15. Players can obtain forms and submit registrations online at www. StoughtonYouthSoftball. com. Early bird registration fees are $90 for the Badger Recreational League and $125 South Central Competitive League. Fees will increase by $10 after Feb. 15. For more information, the public can contact Eric Benkert (608) 588-4522 or Keith Poirier (608) 358-6197. divisions from squirts to seniors open. Registration is $280 for adult teams (four to seven players), $240 for youth teams and is still open up until the tournament. Modeled after the pond hockey tournament in Eagle River, which pulls in people from 38 different states, the Mad City Pond Hockey Championship will take place the weekend between NFL championship week and the Super Bowl. Unlike Eagle River the Mad City Pond Hockey Championships have a youth division. A Winter Carnival, with bouncy houses, popcorn and cotton candy machines, small carnival games, hockey shooting lanes and much more entertainment to enjoy, will be held inside the UW Carbone Cancer Pancreas Cancer Task Force tent, fully enclosed with heat. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the carnival will be donated to the Pancreas Cancer fund. To make a personal or corporate donation, make a check payable to the “Pancreas Cancer Research Mad City Pond Hockey Fund,” and send it to: UW Carbone Cancer Center, Championships Attn: Pancreas Cancer The inaugural Mad City Research Fund, Madison, WI Pond Hockey Champion- 53792-6164 or, make a conships are set for Jan. 24-26 at tribution online at: uwhealth. the Vilas Park Lagoon. org/pcrfund. The 4-on-4 round robin tournament features nine

Liz Auby commits to Colgate University
Liz Auby, a U16 goalie for the Jr. Admirals, committed to Colgate University after graduation. Liz Auby Colgate University is a division I hockey program that competes in the ECAC Conference of the NCAA. In the last two years Liz has earned two trips to Girls National Camp and has continually worked to improve herself in every aspect of her game. She has posted a 10-61 record this season and carries a .920 save percentage.

Auby scores at Plymouth State
Stoughton resident Emily Auby is a freshman on the Plymouth State wom- Emily Auby en’s hockey team. The 5-foot, 7-inch forward has appeared in nine games this season. She played for the MSO Icebergs girls hockey co-op between McFarland, Stoughton, Oregon and Monona before joining the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals as a senior. On Saturday she scored a power-play goal for PSU. It was her second straight game with a goal.

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Ruby brings home the gold
Brian Ruby took home the gold medal at the Wisconsin Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament held Dec. 7 in Wauwatosa. Ruby qualified for the competition with a 196 average and rolled a 202, 198 and 202 for a 602 scratch series. He is a multi-sport athlete competing for Stoughton.

Youth softball clinics
Stoughton Youth Softball League is offering free skill development clinics Saturday evenings this winter through early spring. The SYS Skills & Drills Saturdays begin Jan. 11 and run through March 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Stoughton High School Field House. (Enter at the back parking lot

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Trygve Onsrud
Trygve Onsrud, age 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was born in Stoughton on Feb. 5, 1947, the son of Edon and Helen Onsrud. Trygve worked on his family farm in both dairy and tobacco and on many farms throughout his life in the Stoughton area. He raised tobacco on shares on various farms for 17 years. Trygve took great pride in his antique tractors. He is survived by his brother, Mark (Betty); three sisters, Nancy (Tom) Sandholm, Julia Hargrave and Sara Harris; many nieces and nephews; very dear friends, Marvin North, Mel and Tootsie Alme, Paul Nelson and Carles Fristed. Trygve was preceded in death by his parents; and near and dear friend, Kathy Anderson. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at First Lutheran Church in Stoughton. Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery. A very special thank you to all of Trygve’s good friends of the Stoughton Alano Club for all their support over the years, to Martha and John Onsrud for their friendship, and for the personalized care provided to Trygve by the staff of Skaalen and Agrace HospiceCare Inc. Cress Funeral Service 206 W. Prospect Street Stoughton, WI 53589 873-9244

Election: Four candidates for three school board seats
Continued from page 1 Stoughton Area School District Board of Education are up for re-election in April – board president Liz Menzer and members Brett Schumacher and Bev Fergus. Menzer has been a member of the board since 2007, and has served as its president since 2009. Schumacher was appointed in 2010 to fill a vacant seat and won re-election in 2011. Fergus was appointed late last year to fill the seat left vacant with the resignation of Amy McFarland. She had previously been appointed to the board last January to fill the seat of Verlyn Schmalle, who resigned to take a job in another area. She ran for re-election for that seat in April but was defeated. One challenger, Allison Sorg, has also declared her candidacy. She was in the running last year to be appointed to fill McFarland’s term, but board members selected Fergus. Board members are elected to three-year terms, with the top three vote-getters gaining election.

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 Pleasant Springs supervisors Jay Damkoehler and Janiece Bolender are up for reelection. The town board will hold a caucus this month. No elections are scheduled for the Town of Dunkirk, as the town holds elections in odd-numbered years. Town of Dunn voters have no municipal officials up for election this spring, but will be able to vote for school board seats.

Dist. 36 Sup. Cynda Solberg – who covers the area north of Stoughton and into Cottage Grove – has also filed for 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. 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. Election information is available from your local clerk, or online at Unified Newspaper Group reporters Bill Livick, Scott Girard, Mark Ignatowski and Scott De Laruelle contributed to this story.

Dane County
Dane County Sup. Carl Chenoweth (Dist. 35) has submitted papers for reelection, however no challengers have filed documents, according to the county clerk’s office.

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Continued from page 7 do you think will be on that prescription?” “A magic potion or shake?” “Probably not. It might read, “Evaluate your diet, and make changes if necessary, and increase level of exercise.” “We provide an unobtrusive space for clients to improve their health, and reach fitness goals with ourselves as the guide and teacher.” “Our studio is very much a personal comfort space.” Does Pec’s have any favorite success stories? “We have so many, just seeing clients smiling again, is wonderful.” Mary said. Julie and Ken can attest to the success of Pec’s. Julie’s story is about knowing when to say, “I need help, I cannot do this by myself.” With a history of back pain and an old shoulder injury, Julie wanted to regain her overall strength and improve her health. The decision to make that telephone call to Pec’s came when she was tired of feeling unsteady. “I had weak knees and had trouble navigating the ice or hill hiking.” She admitted that as a physical therapist, she knew what to do. “Did I have the exercise equipment at home? Yes. Did I consistently use it? No. Did I belong to a 24 hour gym? Yes. But I wasn’t able to use the equipment without competition with “real” weightlifters.” As a professional therapist, she had a good feel for what felt right for her body. “What I didn’t have was a time
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Town of Pleasant Springs, in the County of Dane, State of Wisconsin, that a Town Caucus for said Town will be held at the Pleasant Springs Town Hall, 2354 County Rd N, on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to nominate candidates for the different Town offices to be voted for at the election to be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Candidates will be nominated for the following offices, for a term of two years, which expire in April of 2016: Town Supervisor No. 3 Town Supervisor No. 4 Please note that, upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information, or to request this service, contact Cassandra Suettinger at the Town Hall, 2354 County Rd N, Stoughton, WI, 53589-2873. Office hours are Monday from 10am to 4pm. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.


T: (608) 873-3063 F: (608) 877-9444 /s/Cassandra Suettinger, Clerk/ Treasurer Posted: January 2, 2014 Published: January 9, 2014 WNAXLP

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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commitment, regular practice, and positive reinforcement.” “I needed someone to move me through exercises… someone to observe my form and monitor my progression.” Pec’s was Julie’s answer and solution. “Mary helped me through the exercise regime process of slowly and safely with consistency. She also reintroduced me to the patience needed for the journey.” “I have slowly and progressively lost weight. I have more energy and I have better balance.” Julie also commented on how much easier it is to do recreational activities. And, “I am able to work my sports and orthopedic practice with greater ease.” However, she admits that there was a point to where she scaled back on her sessions. Guess, what happened? “I found I just didn’t push myself and work as hard on my own.” Julie then returned to going to Pec’s twice weekly. She also reevaluated her eating habits. Mary helped her become more aware of nutrition and the relationship between eating habits and exercise. Julie knows that health and exercise maintenance is the key to longevity. She knows there are many people who just can’t wait to exercise. “Not me, at least not yet. What I do know is that if I don’t do it; I miss it. AND I feel better every time I do a good exercise routine.” “I am nearing 70 and am healthier than I have been in 20 years. If I can do it, anyone can do it!” “My health & well- being are
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not limited to my heredity or my age. It has everything to do with my attitude, commitment and activity-today.” Well said Julie! Ken had not formally exercised since high school. Although fairly active, he admits, “that did not keep my jeans size from creeping up each decade; adding a couple inches in my 30’s, a couple in my 40’s and then a couple inches additional inches appeared in my 50’s.” “I could always drop a few pounds by eliminating the beer, potato chips and ice cream. But those, all too common love handles were not going away.” Seeing the decline in the balance and stability of his parents reinforced one fact. “I needed to exercise!” “And since I plan to live to 120, 60 is a great age to start.” Before Ken began his journey with Pec’s, “I had no idea what types of weights/machines to use, nor did I have any idea of the various exercises to work specific muscles.” This changed when he received an introductory package as a gift from his family. Mary Pecoraro’s approach to demonstrate the exercise and then making sure that he was doing it correctly was very helpful to Ken. “After a few sessions, Mary pointed out the need for cardio-vascular exercise to get the heart rate up and increase my endurance.” Ken added, “I thought I could just add some brisk walks or something to my daily routine.”
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However, he found out that actually going into Pec’s and using the treadmill kept him from skipping this part of his exercise program. Mary even developed a few variations for the treadmill workout to keep the routine fresh. With Mary’s help, Ken learned that his diet was carb heavy. He needed to add more fruits and vegetables. “I now make an effort to make each meal more balanced by adding protein to breakfast and fruit, vegetables and salads to other meals. Mary had a great suggestion of adding chopped spinach to my scrambled eggs.” After the first year, Ken’s love handles disappeared as well as his “middle-age” paunch. He now has a routine that he states, has become so regular that, “I feel odd when I have to skip a session.” After 2 plus years at Pec’s Personal Fitness, Ken explains that his original goal was the vague knowledge that, “I should exercise.” He further states, “But having kept off the love handles and that paunch for a second year has kept me focused on maintaining my regular schedule and better diet.” “Going to Pec’s each day is a great way to start the day and keep my weight and exercise program on track.” Pec’s Personal Fitness: changing the world one body at a time.

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SANDBURG ELEMENTARY School MSCR after school program is looking for volunteers to come in for one hour a week to read and tutor literacy with students on a one-to-one basis. Staff and past volunteers report that students in the program are a pleasure to work with. No prior experience is necessary as training and guidance are provided on site. Help the Dane County Humane Society care for their shelter dogs. Volunteer help is needed to feed, leisure-walk, socialize with and wash kennels of shelter dogs. Volunteers also provide long term service by facilitating quick placement of dogs into forever homes. United Way 2-1-1 is seeking new volunteers to become Information and Referral Specialists. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn more about community resources and would like to assist people in finding ways to get and give help, United Way 2-1-1 may be the place for you. Our volunteers staff our telephone lines, answering questions about resources in the service area. For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities call 608-246-4381 or visit www.

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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 $21.90/hour (OT after 8 hours) or $0.4650/mile *Full Benefit 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 a min of 18 months T/T exp or 6 months T/T exp WITH accredited facility school, & meet all DOT requirements.

WANT SOMEONE to clean your house? Call DOROTHY'S SWEEP CLEAN. We are Christian ladies that do quality work. Dependable, insured, excellent references. Call 608-838-0665 or 608-219-2415

MEDICAL GUARDIAN Top-rated medical alarm and 24/7 monitoring. For a limited time, get free equipment, no activation fees, no commitment, a 2nd waterproof alert button for free and more. Only $29.95 per month. 877-863-6622 (WCAN) SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB Alert for Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4 inch step-in. Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American made. Installation included. Call 888960-4522 for $750. off (wcan)

A&B ENTERPRISES Light Construction/Remodeling No job too small 608-835-7791 ALL THINGS BASEMENTY! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold Control? Free Estimates! Call 888-9298307 (wcan) HALLINAN-PAINTING WALLPAPERING **Great-Winter-Rates** 30 + Years Professional European-Craftsmanship Free-Estimates References/Insured Arthur Hallinan 608-455-3377 "HANDYMAN" "Honey Do List" No job too small 608-845-8110 NIELSEN'S Home Improvements Repairs, LLC Kitchens/Bathrooms Wood & Tile Flooring Decks/Clean Eaves *Free Estimates* Insured* *Senior Discounts* Home 608-873-8716 Cell 608-576-7126 e-mail TOMAS PAINTING Professional, Interior, Exterior, Repairs. Free Estimates. Insured. 608-873-6160

RN We want to speakPREFERRED with caring, qualified leaders who We want speak with leaders who share our to commitment tocaring, qualityqualified care. This position share our commitment to quality care. This position will manage the daily operations of All Saints Assisted will manage the daily operations of All Saints Assisted Living and and Memory Madison’s west side. Living MemoryCare Careon on Madison’s west side.
ElderSpan Management, LLC ElderSpan Management, LLC 1402 Pankratz St. - Ste. 110 1402 Pankratz St. - WI Ste. 53704. 110 Madison, Madison, WI 53704. For information call 608.243.8800 or visit For information call 608.243.8800 or visit


AMP: LINE 6 Spider IV 75 watt guitar amp. Tons of built in effects, tuner, and recording options. Like new, rarely used, less than 2 years old. Asking $250 OBO. call 608-575-5984 GUITAR: FENDER American made Standard Stratocaster guitar. Tobacco burst finish, mint condition. Includes tremelo bar, straplocks, and custom fitted Fender hard-shell case. Asking $950 OBO. Call 608-575-5984 THEY SAY people don’t read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you? Call now to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

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SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Snow Removal 608-219-1214

Community Living Connections is a local, non-profit agency serving adults with developmental disabilities who live throughout Dane County. Full time Program Coordinator opportunities available now in Stoughton. Responsibilities include the supervision of staff, providing direct care, planning and implementing an activity schedule, maintaining a clean well-managed household, facilitating contact with family members, teaching daily living skills, train and supervise direct care staff and some financial and administrative responsibilities. Work hours include afternoons, evenings and weekends. A vehicle, WI driver’s license, proof of insurance and acceptable driving record is required. Direct care and supervisory experience beneficial. Community Living Connections offers an excellent benefits package for full time employees which includes; health, dental and life insurance and long term disability. Full time employees earn generous amounts of vacation and sick time and can participate in our 401k.
To Apply: Applications are available to print from our website at Click on “Employment With CLC” and at the bottom of the page are 4 separate documents to complete. Send completed application and resumé to: Community Living Connections 6515 Watts Road, Suite 100 Madison, WI 53719 Phone: 608-661-7999 Fax: 608-661-7998 hr@clconnections.orgp AA/EOE

Make a difference in the lives of people in your community!

The City of Stoughton has an immediate opening an enthusiastic, energetic individual to fill a part-time Clerical Assistant position at City Hall. The position at City Hall is a 22 hour per week position, with prorated benefits, Monday through Friday 12:00 noon until 4:30 p.m. This position is the citizen and visitor first point of contact, performs clerical/administrative tasks as stated in the position description, and is a back-up to the others in the department. This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and two to three years clerical experience, along with customer service skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Starting hourly wage is $13.50. Employment applications and position descriptions are available at Stoughton City Hall, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI or at and must be returned to Stoughton City Hall by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. The City of Stoughton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ALL ADDS UP BOOKEEPING Payroll, Receivables, Payables, Inventory, Sales Tax 15 years experience. 608-692-1899 APPLIANCE REPAIR We fix it no matter where you bought it from! 800-624-0719 (wcan)



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Manpower is hiring seasonal production workers in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Entry level, no experience required. First shift, Monday through Saturday. Pay is $9.00/hr with significant overtime. If you are interested in applying, or need more information. Please contact Lindsey Watson at 608-662-9929 ext. 70462. Or come meet with Lindsey on January 10 Stoughton Library 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


January 9, 2014

Courier Hub
Photos by Mark Ignatowski

Pickin’ for pleasure
The Old Time Fiddlers had a grand old time playing at the Stoughton Area Senior Center late last month. Group members took turns leading their cohorts in their favorite bluegrass, country and folk songs.

Educational Building Seminars

At Shaw Building & Design, Inc. we make building a house as easy as 1-2-3

January 28: Learning the Building Process Febuary 25: Learning the Remodeling Process March 18: Learning How to Design your New Home April 8: Building Energy Efficient Homes May 6: Learning the Building Process

All seminars held at 6:30 p.m. at: Shaw Building & Design, Inc. 3185 Deer Point Dr. Stoughton, WI (608) 877-1131 RSVP: Visit our website