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While there were plenty of disagreements among alders Monday about the merits of the city’s new Downtown Mobility and Development Plan, there was one thing they could all agree on. None of it warranted the unfriendly use of the city’s eminent domain powers. Even the two alders who voted against the plan – Scott Manley (Dist. 2) and Brad Stiner (D-3) – were part of a unanimous vote to add a sentence making clear the city’s intent not to use that always controversial power. Emin e n t domain, the right Music of government permit for entities Brewery to claim property ••• (at fair market Prairie value) in Oaks the name o f p u b - Apts. gets lic interfinal OK est, tends to get Page 16 tossed around when cities are lacking the consent of a key landowner in making a large project happen. And when the city first presented its downtown plan a month ago, maps showing parking lots in place of buildings and a road running through a planned expansion of a church cemetery got some residents up in arms. Despite an extensive public process that featured multiple public forums– including one with about 80 participants–as well as individual conversations with landowners and stakeholder groups in the vicinity, many people seemed surprised by the recommendations after they were
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Senior assistant captain Philippe Fromberger and the rest of the Verona Area High School boys hockey team celebrate with their WIAA state championship trophy following Saturday’s 6-1 victory over Onalaska. The Wildcats allowed one goal in wins over Superior, top-ranked Notre Dame and the Hilltoppers last weekend inside the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum; (below) Students Verona’s student section cheers on the Wildcats before Saturday’s championship game.
Wildcats win first boys’ hockey title
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Defense carried the Verona Area High School boys’ hockey team to its first WIAA state title last weekend. Sophomore goaltender Alex Jones had one of the all-time great performances in state tournament history as the Wildcats blasted Onalaska 6-1 in the championship game after taking out top-ranked Notre Dame in the semifinal. As the buzzer sounded, players mobbed Jones – the tournament MVP – and shortly after senior captain Harry Seid, who missed the game due to injury, in front of an emotional crowd decked out head-to-toe in orange inside the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum. The team’s ride back to The
Verona was met with an escort from two fire trucks, an ambulance and a police car, athletic director Mark Kryka said. About 150 people greeted the team at the school’s K-wing when they returned. Verona had appeared at the state tournament six
times previously, advancing to the state title game for the first time a year ago. Despite entering the state tournament with the third most goals of any team in the tournament, the senior-laden group relied on a smothering defense at the Kohl Center as it roared
past perennial state fixture Superior 3-0, blanked Notre Dame 1-0 and quieted highflying Onalaska. The Notre Dame victory was the most surprising. The Tritons had entered state with a tournament-best 161 goals looking to avenge last year’s
5-2 loss to the Wildcats in the quarterfinals. They hadn’t lost a game in the state since. Jones was perfect through the first 141 minutes and 18 seconds of his second state tournament, stopping 66 straight shots. –Jeremy Jones
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Mt. Vernon hunter bucks stereotypes
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Chrystal Schultz poses with the pink-and-black bow she uses to hunt.
The rain was “blowing sideways” one afternoon last fall when Chrystal Schultz pulled back the string on her pink-andblack bow and arrow and steadied her breathing. For two weeks, the 25-year-old Mount Vernon resident had been hoping for a shot at “Ace,” her nickname for a 12-point buck she’d first spotted bedding down in thick grass about 100 yards from her bedroom window. After a few failed hunts, it was just before 4 p.m. on Nov. 16 when she saw a group of does grazing on a 40-acre plot outside her house. Schultz donned camouflage, grabbed her gear and headed out. She soon spotted Ace and quietly maneuvered herself into his path. From 15 yards away she sunk the arrow near his shoulder, piercing his heart. “An elated feeling of accomplishment surged through my entire body,” Schultz wrote of her experience in an article last month for huntingmagazine.net, an online publication for hunters. The buck - which weighed about 250 pounds before field dressing – had antlers big enough to merit a coveted spot last month in the annual database maintained by the Pope and Young Club, a nonprofit North American conservation and bow hunting group. The official measurement was taken by Mt. Horeb resident Arnie Crum, president of the Badger chapter of the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club. The trophy buck added to a year of outdoor accomplishments for Schultz, who admits she doesn’t fit the stereotype of most Wisconsin hunters. The 5-foot-10 blonde has dabbled in modeling, is an office manager at Unwin’s Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Verona and markets horses for sale through
Above, Mount Vernon resident Chrystal Schultz shot and killed a 12-point buck with a bow near her home last November. Below, Using a borrowed rod, Schultz reeled in an 8-foot lemon shark in Florida last December
her side business, Diamond C Performance Horses, in Mount Vernon. A native of Brookfield,
Schultz said she was raised in a family for whom hunting is a “heritage born within you.” She got her
first deer license in 2007 and started bow hunting in late 2012, and she also hunts turkey and is an avid angler. Her “obsession” with hunting is evident in her two dogs’ names – Remington, as in the gun manufacturer, and Oakley, as in Annie Oakley. As an angler, Schultz’s biggest catch came last December during a family vacation in Florida. Casting into the Gulf Coast using a rod borrowed from people she’d just met, she reeled in an 8-foot lemon shark that she released after snapping a few pictures. “My muscles were sore for the next two days,” she said. “It was definitely exhausting but it was an amazing experience.” Hunting is both an “escape” from stress and a calling for Schultz. She promotes “ethical hunting” that maintains healthy animal populations, and she likes that her hobby provides food, too. Meat harvested from Ace filled two freezers that will feed her for a year, she said. Schultz hopes her passion for hunting segues into a career promoting hunting supplies and landing sponsorships from equipment companies. She said she wants to help educate future hunters and advocate for women in the male-dominated sport. Schultz said she shrugs off the occasional derogatory comment posted on her Facebook page about how she doesn’t belong in hunting circles. “Some guys have shown anger or jealousy. They’ve asked me, ‘How did a pretty girl like you get a deer like that?’ I tell them, ‘Well, with my looks, I guess.’” After landing a shark and trophy buck within two months last year, Schultz joked that “it’s all downhill from here.” But she’s already dreaming up a trip to Colorado this summer to hunt elk. “ I’m not going to be stopping any time soon,” she said.
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Local family runners up in personal finance contest
Three Fitchburg firefighters helped deliver a baby in February. From left are Jason Ladwig and Jeremy Brueggemann. Not Pictured is Ross Moll, who was also on the scene.
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Firefighters are usually used to saving lives, but a few Fitchburg Fire Department firefighters in February brought one into the world. Jason Ladwig, who’s been a firefighter for about 20 years, delivered a baby boy on Feb. 12, around 11:30 a.m. after getting the call that a woman on Pike Drive was in labor. Fitchrona EMS were on the scene along with FFD firefighters Ross Moll and Jeremy Brueggemann. The fire department was the
first to respond. “When we got there, she was definitely in labor,” Ladwig said, whose training includes EMT work. “I was the one who got to deliver it.” Part of delivering the baby was ensuring the young one came out “properly and safely,” he said, and a healthy baby was born that morning. Ladwig said the experience was a thrilling one and it was the first time he had delivered a baby. “It took me back to when my kids were born,” he said.
Verona Fire District
Union hearing pushed back to April
It will be a few more weeks before any legal proceedings occur related to the city and the current firefighters’ union. An injunction hearing slated for last Friday was pushed back until April 24. City of Verona administrator Bill Burns said the city’s attorneys received a call late Thursday informing them that the hearing would be moved in order to allow the judge more time to review briefs from the city and the union. Burns said an impending vacation by the judge moved the date all the way to April. The lawsuit – filed by the firefighter union Local 311 – is an attempt to keep the city from hiring new firefighters under a dissolution agreement approved in the middle of last year. The city sought to dismiss the suit, but Dane County Circuit Court Judge Peter C. Anderson denied that motion in January. The decision continues to block the city from hiring any new full-time firefighters as it was preparing to take over the dissolved Verona Fire District, but fire protection is expected to continue without interruption. The city has contended that when the Verona Fire District – a joint agreement between the city and town – was dissolved in June, the city would take over and hire new fulltime staff, as it was creating a new department. The union has argued that the city did not provide adequate warning per the existing union agreement, and that the city is essentially a continuation of the Verona Fire District. – Mark Ignatowski
With two teenagers and a toddler, a mortgage and car loans, Ruth and John Otto needed to get their financial house in order. Despite both working full time, the Verona couple repeatedly found themselves struggling to save money. “I think we were just the average family, not living paycheck to paycheck but not making the progress we had wanted to see,” said John Otto, 47. Last spring, the Ottos were one of four teams selected from 152 applicants statewide to compete in Summit Credit Union’s Project Money. The contest ran June 1 through Dec. 31, and teams earned points as they increased savings, cut their personal debt and participated in program events. The $10,000 grand prize went to a couple from Prairie du Sac. But the Ottos, who live in the Hawthorne Hills neighborhood, and two other teams pocketed $2,500 in consolation prize money. More importantly, the Ottos added $13,000 to their savings and cut their debts by $18,500 in seven months. In the past, the family relied on credit cards as “a safety valve,” said John
The Otto family includes (from left) Claire, John, Owen, Cameo and Ruth.
Otto. During the contest, they quit using them and set up multiple savings accounts instead to plan for recurring expenses like back-to-school shopping or home repairs. The couple met monthly with a financial coach during the contest, which was
a “catalyst to change the way we viewed money,” Otto said. The experience also helped them teach their daughters about budgeting. The couple says their short-term goal is to pay off the last of their credit card debt this spring, and in five years they hope to have
their car loans paid off and help their daughters pay for college. The prize money was nice, Otto said, “but miniscule compared to the progress we’ve made in other areas.”
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Meet the new Senior Center director
Spurred into serving seniors after dealing firsthand with her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, new Verona Senior Center director Mary Hanson is ready and able to lead with compassion. Hanson replaced longtime director Diane Lanaville, who retired earlier this year, and has hit the ground running. She will meet next Friday morning with the men’s group, and on Thursday, March 27 with the women’s group. There will also be a greeting reception for her at the center following the monthly entertainment, from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. Find out more about Hanson in an upcoming Press article.
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Hochkammer has earned another term
Jon Hochkammer has my vote for mayor on April 1. Here’s why: 1. Integrity – Jon is honest and hard working. His leadership decisions are based on what is right for the city, not what is politically expedient or what might bring him personal accolades. 2. Responsibility – Jon carefully balances city expenditures with the taxpayers’ ability to pay. He is determined to use proceeds from the 2015 closure of the Epic TIF to reduce the property tax burden for Verona residents. City staff estimate the TIF closure will reduce the city portion of property taxes by 8 -10 percent. Jon will oppose attempts to otherwise spend this one-time tax windfall. 3. Character – Jon works well with everyone regardless of political leanings. He was elected as Senate Sergeant-at-Arms in the Wisconsin Capitol by both Democrats and Republicans. As President of the Dane County Cities and Villages Association, Jon regularly interacts with local leaders ranging the political spectrum from liberal to conservative. When Verona City Council meetings become contentious, Jon ensures that all viewpoints are heard in an orderly fashion. 4. Leadership – Jon has developed and maintained strong relationships with Town of Verona leaders. Historically, the two Verona communities shared
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responsibility for fire services and were partners in the Fire District. That arrangement worked during the years when building and equipment maintenance costs were minimal. Yet Jon recognized that the partnership needed to evolve when the town desired not to borrow money to build a new fire station. So he led efforts to dissolve the fire district and create a city fire department that could better meet the community’s rapidly growing needs. The city and town negotiated a longterm agreement which allows the city to build the new facility with the town helping the city pay the debt through the newly negotiated agreement. The town also benefits by receiving improved services and better response times. When the new station is complete in 2015, Verona Fire and Fitch-Rona EMS Services will share a building for the first time. The station is a crucial step towards future 24/7 staffing of both fire and EMS personnel. It’s clear that Verona has benefitted greatly from Jon’s leadership. We continue to need his integrity, responsibility, characI encourage voters to support ter and leadership as the community moves forward. Vote for Jon Mike Bare in the City Council Hochkammer for mayor on April election on April 1, because of his outstanding service to the commu1. nity over the past nine months. As a close observer of the counDelora Newton City of Verona cil, I can attest that Bare always arrives at meetings fully prepared, having actively sought input from constituents and having researched and analyzed the issues facing him. During meetings, he listens carefully to all viewpoints and is willing to collaborate and compromise with his fellow alders. Perhaps most important is the way he works to balance the competing needs of preserving important services along with protecting taxpayers’ pocketbooks. At one council meeting I attended, Bare supported a budget
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amendment that would have provided transportation for seniors to attend events in the area, an amendment that would have cost only $4,800 per year of an $8 million city budget. Unfortunately, the council tied over this amendment and the mayor, as tie-breaker, voted against it. Bare has worked especially hard to protect our firefighters’ jobs, a cause I hold dear. Their jobs are in danger because of the agreement with the Town to make the firefighters re-interview for their jobs as city employees. Mike’s opponent, Evan Touchett, supported that change and now the firefighters’ union is suing the city as a result. Bare tried to prevent that from happening, both to protect the taxpayers and public safety, and to protect the firefighters’ jobs. Another striking difference between Bare and Touchett, is the way Bare has advocated actively for the citizens of Verona. I checked the council’s meeting minutes and during his nine months on the council, he has made 19 substantive motions/ actions. By contrast, Touchett made only one substantive motion in two years! Clearly, Mike Bare works hard for all the citizens of Verona, and has a proven, positive record of service. He deserves your vote on April 1. Denise Beckfield City of Verona
Keep outside money away from local elections
This upcoming election for city council, mayor and Dane County Board should be an election that is funded by the people of the city of Verona and Dane County to represent the needs of the constituents within that geographic area, not outside interests from areas not even in Dane County. What we need are people who are from this area with concerns for this area determining who represents us – the citizens. The flow of outside money to local elections is no different than what has happened at the state and federal level. This has to stop, and can, if the people vote for those who are supported financially by local residents and supportive of the needs of the communities they will be elected to represent, not outside interests. We have seen what happens when there is no balance in elected officials – things don’t get done. Verona needs to be able to grow efficiently as we have for the past 20 plus years and that means expanding our boundaries and becoming creative with the types of subdivisions and business parks we add. Without reasonable growth we will begin to lose valuable services we all cherish today: our streets plowed, a police officer that responds to your calls for service, a library where we can all read or surf the internet and our excellent parks system. We enjoy an excellent way of life because of the elected officials paying attention to those of us who have lived here and have paid taxes for many years. We need to grow responsibly and we will if we put the right people in office to see that happen. Gordy Disch City of Verona
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Downing will continue to serve towns on county board
I have lived in Town of Springdale for more than 20 years. During that time relationships have improved between the towns and the county. Twenty years ago the county held the power on many land uses and other decisions. With the rewrite of the zoning code, things are more balanced as the towns move into more of a partnership with Dane County. There is still work to be done but change has begun. A lot of the credit is due to Pat Downing. Prior to Pat, the towns were mainly represented by ultra-conservatives who opposed almost everything put forward by the other side. The tone of all discussion was a lot more like the strident nature of many of the letters to here and other forums. Downing went in and worked with the majority, educated them on the differences between towns and cities and gradually made changes in the areas important to his constituents. I am not interested in going back to 20 years ago – I’ll be voting for Pat Downing for Dane County Board and an agenda that advances the needs of all of us in the towns. George Hagenauer Town of Springdale
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‘International First Lady of Piano’ comes to Verona
“The International First Lady of Piano,” Teresa Walters, is coming to the Verona Area Performing Arts Series in late March. Austrian National Television described Walters as “that rare musical phenomenon – a pianist born to the instrument.” In recent years, she has performed as a recitalist and orchestral soloist on six continents and in most of the 50 United States. Her Lincoln Center recital in New York was sold out and won a standing ovation. She has toured Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Australia, Russia, Japan and Israel in recent years. The Jerusalem Post described her artistry as “Marvelous! As close to perfect as I hope to hear.” Walters earned her doctorate from Peabody Conservatory and was awarded an international fellowship for a year of study at the Paris Conservatoire. She is a musical ambassador at home and abroad. Tickets for Walters’
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Who: Teresa Walters When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29 Where: Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center Cost: $28 adult; $26 seniors over 65; $8 student 18 and under Where to purchase tickets: vapas.org, the State Bank of Cross Plains-Verona, Capitol Bank-Verona, or call 8482787 More info: 848-2787
Santi Garrido (right), who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in August, celebrates with teammates during a Youth Football game in seventh grade in 2011. The Verona Area High School Spanish Club is hosting a Zumbathon to raise money for Garrido and his family to help pay medical bills.
March 28 show at the Verona High School PAC are available at www. vapas.org, the State Bank of Cross Plains-Verona, Capitol Bank-Verona or by calling 608-848-2787. All seats are reserved. Prices Photo submitted are $28 adult; $26 senior over 65; $8 student 18 and Teresa Walters, International First Lady of Piano and a Steinway under. Artist, will perform at the Verona Area High School Performing
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Spanish Club hosts Zumbathon to benefit student with cancer
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What: Zumbathon fundraiser for Santi Garrido, who is battling bone cancer When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday Where: K-Wing at Verona Area High School Cost: $10 *All money goes to Garrido family to help pay medical bills with bone cancer in his leg back on Aug. 6 and had surgery in November. He has moved from a wheelchair to crutches, but chemotherapy has meant he has had to miss a lot of class, said Bakken, who has him in her class. The cost for the event is $10, and tickets can be bought at the door. The money will help the family handle the costs of chemotherapy, surgeries, hospital stays and other treatments he's been receiving in his battle against cancer. Bakken said the goal is to get as many donations as possible. Sophomore Carissa Waldo will also be selling T-shirts at the event to raise more money for Santi.
First edition of the Press’ sister newspaper out March 14
The staff of the Verona Press and its parent company, Unified Newspaper Group, put out the inaugural edition of the Fitchburg Star newspaper March 14. It is an effort among the staff at UNG to provide Fitchburg residents, of whom many are a part of the Verona Area School District, with news and happenings in the city. The edition will be sent to each household and business with a Fitchburg address. The newspaper is in conjunction with ConnectFitchburg.com, (also maintained by UNG) which has been Fitchburg’s online newspaper. As a monthly paper, March’s issue has 28 pages. Here are a few items readers will find in the paper: • City considers wether to turn Nine Springs Golf Course into park • Spring election • Fitchburg Chamber Expo coming up • Personal essentials pantry holds benefit • Brush and yard waste pickup guidelines • Fitchburg is No. 2 place in Wisconsin for job seekers • Update on Dane County’s offer to repair Hwy. PD • Oregon School District and VASD coverage
Young musicians perform in winter concert series
More than 350 young musicians, including youth from the Verona area, will enliven the Wisconsin winter with beautiful performances of both classical and contemporary works this Saturday and Sunday. Verona youth participating are Mae Leigh Patchin, Michelle Xie, Mackenzie Hall, Eric Peterson, Michael Xie, Steven Liu, Edward Cao, Joshua Erickson, Brett Wagner, McKenna Fagan, Simran Sandhu, Matthew Erickson, Alec Ochowski, Josephine Baier, Anthony Cui, Laura Stewart and Burton Copeland. Additionally, Fitchburg youth participating are Luke Carmichael V. Valmadrid, Thea Camille Valmadrid, Elizabeth Labor, Celia Zoe Fleischman, Sam Bishop-Gutknecht, Lacy Piper and Monona Suzuki. The concert series kicks off at 1:30 p.m. with Sinfonietta performing works by Copland, Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Gazda, and Leyden. At 4 p.m. Concert Orchestra will perform numerous works including “Three Songs of Chopin” by Chopin, “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Holst, “Band of Brothers” by Michael Kamen, and “The Great Gate of Kiev” by Mussorgsky. On Sunday at 1:30 p.m., Philharmonia Orchestra will perform the 4th movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, the 4th movement of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” by Grieg, “March and Procession to Bacchus” by Delibes, and finally “Procession to the Cathedral” by Wagner. At 4:00 Youth Orchestra will close the concert series with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, “Liturgical Scenes” by Milburn, and “El sombrero de tres picos” by Manuel de Falla. The Winterfest Concerts will be held in Mills Concert Hall in the UW Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18 years of age.
The Verona Area High School Spanish Club is helping fellow student and freshman Santi Garrido, who is battling Ewing’s S a r c o m a , w i t h a Z u mbathon fundraiser from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the K-Wing at the high school. The Spanish Club has been looking to have a Zumbathon all year, and Spanish 2 teacher Clara Bakken, who helped organize the event with Jill Antone, said that supporting the Garrido family would be a great cause for the community while also being instructive for the Spanish Club. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements which includes hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. “I have been wanting to do a Zumbathon for some sort of benefit, and I thought it would be motivating to the community,” Bakken said. “The base of Zumba is Latin dancing, so it would be perfect for Spanish classes to work on that and is something that could benefit the Garrido family at the same time.” Garrido was diagnosed
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The Verona Area School District is seeking volunteers to serve on a Future Schools Committee. Interested people are asked to fill out a brief survey to be considered for the post. For information, call 845-4300 or visit surveymonkey.com/s/Y9KLW92.
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Sugar Creek offers a chance for parents and children to interact with other families. The event features story time, songs and arts and crafts based around a theme. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday in the school’s Step Room. The event is free and open to all families. literature during the evening.
The senior center is hosting a NCAA tournament drawing at 9 a.m., Monday, March 17. People will have chances to win prizes and be included in a future issue of The Chronicle.
ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 allsaints-madison.org Pastor Rich Johnson 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship times THE CHURCH IN FITCHBURG 2833 Raritan Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711 (608) 271-2811 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 • memorialucc.org Phil Haslanger GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA (608) 271-6633 Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Way SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Worship West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 & 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship LIVING HOPE CHURCH At the Verona Senior Center 108 Paoli St. • (608) 347-3827 livinghopeverona.com, firstname.lastname@example.org SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 MBCverona.org Lead pastor: Jeremy Scott SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship REDEEMER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 102 N. Franklin Ave., Verona Pastor Dwight R. Wise (608) 848-1836 www.redeemerbiblefellowship.org SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 • rlcverona.org Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Pastor: Jacob Haag THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Service ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC PARISH 301 N. Main St., Verona (608) 845-6613
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Memorial Baptist Church is open The Verona parks and recreation from 9-11 a.m. from Monday through department is hosting this special perforFriday for people to walk and exercise. mance from 5:30-6:45 p.m., Thursday, March 13 at the senior center.
Verona studio artists Bea Neal and her group “3150 Studio Artists,” will have their mixed media and fiber art works on display from March 1 to April 11 at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St. This is the fourth annual exhibit, and this year, members chose an American woman artist to inspire one or more of their own creations. For more information, contact Neal at 848-9519 or visit 3150studioartists. com.
At 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, the library will host this informational session featuring more than 500 different combinations of Social Security benefits for married couples. Jesse Grutz, from the Retirement ClassCandidate forum room, will be available to help you deciThe Verona Area Chamber of Com- pher this government program. merce and the Verona Press will hold a Mayoral Candidates Forum at 7 p.m., Chamber Lecture Series Thursday, March 13, at the Verona Senior The Chamber Evening Lecture Series Center. Both incumbent Jon Hochkam- will return to the Verona Public Library mer and challenger Chad Kemp will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 20 in the on hand to answer questions from mod- library’s community room. erator Jim Ferolie. All interested citizens The topic will be “Everything You are encouraged to attend. Need To Know Before Buying or Selling There will be time after the event to a Home” and featured presenters will be meet the candidates and ask your own Barb Dawson of First Weber Realtors and questions. Candidates for city coun- the lending staff from BMO Harris Bank cil have also been invited to distribute in Verona.
• 7 p.m., BRMS and CKCS Student and Staff Showcase of Talent, Badger Ridge Middle School • 7 p.m., mayoral candidate forum, Verona Senior Center
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• 9-10:30 a.m., meet new senior center director Mary Hanson at the Men’s Group meeting, 845-7471 • 12:30-2 p.m., bingo, senior center
Friday, March 14
• 10:30 a.m., caregiver support group, senior center • 12:30-2 p.m., rubber-stamped cards with Katie, senior center • 6:30-8 p.m., Social Security 101 discussion, senior center
Tuesday, March 18
• 10 a.m.-noon, Introduction to Excel, registration required, VPL
Saturday, March 15
• 3:30-7 p.m., American Legion St. Patrick’s Day dinner, 207 Legion St., 845-7898
Sunday, March 16
• 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Elvis” March birthday/anniversary lunch and performance by Tony Rocker, senior center • 2-3 p.m., reception to meet and greet new senior center director Mary Hanson, senior center • 3 p.m., Verona Historical Society meeting, senior center
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Thursday, Mar. 13 4 p.m. – Four Winds Presentation at Senior Center 5 p.m. – A Taste of Theater 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 7 p.m. - Words of Peace 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. – Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. – White School at Historical Society Friday, Mar. 14 7 a.m. – Four Winds Presentation at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. – Emergency Preparedness at Senior Center 3:30 p.m. - Into the Future of the Penokee Hills 4 p.m. – A Taste of Theater 5 p.m. - 2012 Wildcats Football 8:30 p.m. - Emergency Preparedness at Senior Center 9 p.m. - Into the Future of the Penokee Hills 10 p.m. - United Way 211 at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Marci & the Highlights at Senior Center Saturday, Mar. 15 8 a.m. – Common Council from 3-10-14 11 a.m. - Emergency Preparedness at Senior Center 11:30 p.m. - Into the Future of the Penokee Hills 1 p.m. - 2012 Wildcats Football 4:30 p.m. – White School at Historical Society 6 p.m. – Common Council from 3-10-14 9 p.m. - Emergency Preparedness at Senior Center 9:30 p.m. - Into the Future of the Penokee Hills 10 p.m. - White School at Historical Society 11 p.m. - Marci & the Highlights at Senior Center Sunday, Mar. 16 7 a.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 9 a.m. – Resurrection Church 10 a.m. - Salem Church Service Noon - Common Council from 03-10-14 3 p.m. - Emergency Preparedness at Senior Center 3:30 p.m. - Into the Future of the Penokee Hills 4:30 p.m. - White School at Historical Society 6 p.m. – Common Council from 3-10-14 9 p.m. - Emergency Preparedness at Senior Center 9:30 p.m. - Into the Future of the Penokee Hills 10 p.m. – White School at Historical Society 11 p.m. - Marci & the Highlights at Senior Center Monday, Mar. 17 7 a.m. – Four Winds Presentation at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Emergency Preparedness at Senior Center 3:30 p.m. - Into the Future of the Penokee Hills 4 p.m. – A Taste of Theater 5 p.m. - 2012 Wildcats Football 9 p.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 10 p.m. – United Way 211 at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Marci & the Highlights at Senior Center Tuesday, Mar. 18 7 a.m. – United Way 211 at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Marci & the Highlights at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – Four Winds Presentation at Senior Center 5 p.m. – A Taste of Theater 6 p.m. - Resurrection Church 8 p.m. - Words of Peace 9 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. - White School at Historical Society Wednesday, Mar. 19 7 a.m. – Four Winds Presentation at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. – Emergency Preparedness at Senior Center 3:30 p.m. - Into the Future of the Penokee Hills 6 p.m. – Mayoral Forum from 03-13-14 7 p.m. - Capital City Band 8 p.m. – Emergency Preparedness at Senior Center 8:30 p.m. – Into the Future of the Penokee Hills 10 p.m. - United Way 211 at Senior Center 11 p.m. – Marci & the Highlights at Senior Center Thursday, Mar. 20 7 a.m. – United Way 211 at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. – Marci & the Highlights at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. – Four Winds Presentation at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. – Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. – White School at Historical Society
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Former Kathleen Falk chief of staff Toph Wells stands behind County Executive Joe Parisi last year during the announcement of the county’s purchase of part of the 466-acre Sugar River Wildlife Area, which is proposed to be renamed for Falk and Wells.
Wildlife Area named for former county exec
The county is proposing naming hundreds of picturesque acres along the Sugar River recently acquired from the Bruce Company in honor of former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and her thenchief of staff, Topf Wells, Sup. Dianne Hesselbein announced last week. Pending final approval by the County Board, the area in the towns of Verona and Montrose would be known as the Falk Wells Sugar River Wildlife Area. Hesselbein, also the state Assembly representative for District 80, authored and introduced the resolution authorizing the naming at the March 6 meeting of the County Board. “Kathleen and Topf championed preserving important Dane County natural spaces for public use,” Hesselbein said a news release. “Naming this area in their honor recognizes the value of their efforts to all Dane County citizens, now and in the future.” Last year, the county reached an agreement with the Bruce Company to acquire and permanently preserve that 466 acres of prime riverfront along the Sugar River in southwestern Dane County. County Executive Joe Parisi noted the pair’s decades-long “professional dedication” to not just preservation but also public access to those resources, something that’s a key feature of the county’s acquisition. “I can’t think of a better way to honor the contribution they’ve made to Dane County’s lakes, land, outdoor recreation, and future generations,” Parisi said. Falk served as county executive from 1997 through 2011. Her time in office included a series of initiatives focused on land use and environmental protection. In 1999, she supported an open space referendum that allowed the County to increase protection and preserve public access to properties identified in the Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan. Wells served as chief of staff to Falk from 1998 through 2011. One of his many responsibilities included oversight of land preservation efforts by the county. He also led the development of a streambank easement program that has resulted in more than 18 miles of public access to trout streams in Dane County. The nearly 2.5 miles of Sugar River that flows through the Verona area property is known for excellent trout fishing – a recent assessment by the DNR noted numerous species of fish in this stretch of river. The Natural Heritage Land Trust assisted the county with the purchase. In addition to water recreation like canoeing and fishing, the property also offers promise for hiking and other outdoor activities. Both Falk and Wells also have made valuable personal and professional contributions that have helped protect the county and state environment and expand public outdoor recreational opportunities, the release said.
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Two local teenagers were part of a Dane County Law Enforcement Exploring team which won several competitions in January. Area Explorers who competed in the competition were Damien Cronn, 17, of Fitchburg and Erin Gust, 17, of Verona. The annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Explorer Competition included 120 Explorers from posts throughout the state, including Verona and Fitchburg. As in past competitions, the Dane County Explorers had great success among the competition that had 28 teams. Dane County Explorer Post 2125 was named state champions in Arrest and Search. They also took home the following awards: Vehicle Contacts – second place, Burglary in Progress – third place, Shoot Don’t Shoot – third place. The competition included six categories: Crime Scene Investigation, Hostage Negotiation, Vehicle Contacts, Burglary in Progress, Shoot Don’t Shoot, and Arrest and Search. Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for young men and women who are 14-21, and is run by the Learning for Life through the Boy Scouts of America. Young men and women with an interest in law enforcement are recruited to the post, with the hope they will consider a career with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. As part of the program, the Dane County Explorers have completed over 7,000 hours of community service since 2010. The Dane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association began sponsoring Law Enforcement Explorer Post 2125 in March 2005 with the support of the DCSO. For information, call Deputy Bennett at 833-9560, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New Century School fifth-grade students showed off their history knowledge with a pair of plays they performed for their classmates Friday, March 7. The stories covered the Boston Tea Party and the journey of Lewis and Clark across the United States. Twins Sadie and Lucy Hawks played Lewis and Clark. The class took around two months to prepare for their lines, which teacher Lee Lohr wrote. The play is part of a 5th grade 13-year tradition.
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The Verona Area High School Theater Department put on “Freckleface Strawberry” March 7-9 at the Performing Arts Center. The show, based on a book by the same name, follows a girl, Strawberry, who struggles with the freckles all over her face and decides to hide them out of shame. But as her friends around the school begin to miss her as she wears a mask to hide her identity, Strawberry realizes that everyone is different, and that’s a good thing. Strawberry (Natalie Long) comforts Ballet Girl (Elise Everitt), who was questioning whether to stick with dancing or not.
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Jon and his wife, Debbie, have lived in Verona for over 20 years and their three children all graduated from Verona Schools. He was elected to the Verona City Council in 1997 and the next year he was elected city council president and served in that capacity until he became our mayor in 2006.
Dancing up a storm
New Century School held a Family Dance Night Friday, March 7, where students and even a few parents danced to One Direction and LMFAO. Above, NCS students Anna Krull, in the white vest, and Madeleine Christiansen, in the blue dress, dance to “Gangnam Style.” Left, Maecie Kohl, who is the younger sibling of NCS student Lilian Kohl, shows off her moves.
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Jon serves as president of the Dane County Cities and Villages Association. He has also volunteered his time by serving Dane County residents on numerous committees including the Area Agency on Aging and the Dane County Library Board.
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Bringing a state title to Verona
Defense carries Wildcats to first state hockey championship
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Verona goaltender Alex Jones stop Notre Dame’s Mason Appleton in the third period. Jones turned way 19 of his 36 saves in the period to preserve a 1-0 victory over the Tritons in the state quarterfinals. The sophomore led the Wildcats to their first state title, stopping 67 opf 68 shots on goal in three games.
Although the Verona boys hockey team entered the WIAA boys state hockey tournament with the third-highest scoring offense, it was the Wildcats’ defense that carried the program to its first state title. Senior defensemen Philippe Fromberger, Joe and Pat Stevens comprised the backbone of a stymying defense that only allowed one goal in three games. Sophomore goaltender Alex Jones meanwhile had a state tournament for the ages, shutting out Superior and the state’s topscoring offense of Notre Dame in the first two rounds. Jones finished the weekend with 67 saves in 68 shots (.985), and his 0.33 goals-against average for the three games moved him up to the number two spot in state tournament lore, trailing only Greg Ammerman of Madison West. Ammerman had shut out two opponents in helping the Regents earn their first state title in 1983. “That’s been our staple all year,” Wildcats head coach Joel Marshall said. “Goaltending and our defensemen have been our mainstay this year. I can’t say enough about our D core and obviously Jones was lights out.” Onalaska, which had scored 20 more goals than the Wildcats over the regular season, managed the only goal of the tournament off Jones in the championship game, but it was hardly enough to slow down Verona. “Our coaches said it all year, we’re the best defensive core in the state, the last two years actually,” Fromberger said. “We showed it this weekend only allowing one goal on the power play.” Jones went on to be named MVP of the tournament by WisconsinPrepHockey and select members of the media. He was joined on the first team by teammates Charlie Parker, Brogan Baker and Fromberger.
Verona 6, Onalaska 1
Fromberger was not only one of the Wildcats’ top defenseman of the tournament, but was also the team’s leading scorer. Saving his best game for last, Fromberger scored twice and assisted on two more goals in Saturday’s 6-1 state championship game victory over Onalaska. “This is the best day of my life. The best day of everyone’s life in that locker room,” said Fromberger, who extended the Wildcats’ lead to three goals with back-to-back scores a little less than five minutes apart in the secSenior defenseman Joe Stevens checks Superior for- ond period. “It’s an amazing feeling in there.” Senior forward Brogan Baker sneaks a shot over the shoulder of Superior goaltender ward Beau Reder in the second period of Thursday’s Fromberger’s blast from the blue line Paxton Paine in the WIAA semifinals. The Wildcats won the game 3-0. semifinal game. slightly more than five-and-a-half minutes into the second put Verona ahead by two. A Check out more photos online little more than four-and-a-half minutes later Fromberger charged in alone on Hilltoppers ungphotos.smugmug.com/ goaltender Joe Witz. Showing his offensive VeronaPress/Sports skill, Fromberger wristed a shot up and past the Hilltopper goalie’s stick. “The first one, I just put it on net and it banked off three and went in,” Fromberger said. “It was lucky, but I’ll take it. My second goal was huge just to give us all the momentum.” Brodie Roehrig popped in another Verona goal just over two minutes later, which gave Verona a four-goal lead. Despite facing only nine shots on goal Verona Area High School students (from left) for the game, Jones allowed his first goal of Kaitlyn Keyes, Gabriella Hegge, Taylor Alexander the tournament early in the third period to and Bailey Buisker cheer on the Wildcats before the Onalaska’s Luke Tepp. Photos by Jeremy Jones start of Saturday’s WIAA state championship game Knowing Onalaska had come back from a Senior captain Charlie Parker skates to center against Onalaska. 3-0 deficit to score four-unanswered goals the ice following the Wildcats state championprevious night against the University School ship victory against Onalaska. The Wildcats of Milwaukee, however, no one was about to defeated the Hilltoppers 6-1 to the team’s first take the Hilltoppers lightly.
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Verona and Onalaska players stand facing the flag during the National Anthem prior to Saturday’s state championship game.
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Alt finishes 19th at state Wildcats edged in double overtime
Sophomore Lexi Alt battled through injuries all season to represent the Verona/Madison Edgewood gymnastics team once again at the WIAA Division 1 state meet on Saturday. Despite only having four competitions under her belt and only being able to do a dismount for the past couple of weeks, Alt finished 19th (out of 26) with an 8.783 on the uneven bars. Wildcat/Crusader cohead coach Rachael Hauser said, following Alt’s routine, she simply said “It felt like one of my better routines. It was fun to watch everyone else [compete].” Burlington/Badger/Catholic Central/Wilmot senior Jenna Fitzpatrick (9.633) won the competition. “I thought it was a very good routine (for Lexi), especially considering she
was following Caroline, who usually wins bars,” Hauser said. “Again, without the bonus from her usual double back dismount (and probably a tenth or two in composition as well), I thought she scored very well.” Arrowhead junior Jordin Fredman (38.217) won the all-around competition. Burlington/Badger/Catholic Central/Wilmot senior Molly Benavides, who won the balance beam (9.617) and vault (9.617), finished runner-up with a 38.034. Middleton senior Aryn Skibba finished third overall with a 37.9. Skibba (9.533) finished second overall on the floor exercise with a 9.533. Madison Memorial senior Caroline Smith posted a 37.216 for sixth place. Franklin/Muskego/Oak Creek/Whitnall sophomore Sam Balcerak (9.567) captured the floor exercise title.
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A 54-53 double-overtime loss to Sun Prairie in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal last Thursday may have been disappointing, but the Verona Area High School boys basketball team still had a season to remember. After knocking off Madison Memorial for the first time since moving to the Big Eight and claiming a regional title, the fifth-seeded Wildcats erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and a fourpoint deficit in the first overtime against the second-seeded Cardinals at Waunakee High School. And Verona held a lead in the second overtime, just falling a little short in the end. The transformation of the Wildcats began after a tough stretch left them two games under .500 in January. Instead of giving up, the team was able to work even harder, especially on defense, to win seven of its final nine games. “I am so proud of these kids,” head coach Alan Buss said. “How many times during this season when they could have just tanked it? Tonight was the microcosm of the season. … They just made plays and found ways.” And seniors John Tackett, Mitch Flora, Garrett Grunke, Adam Stiner, Nick Federspiel and Ryan Pynnonen were right in the middle of the success. Tackett, Flora, Stiner and Grunke all led with significant minutes on the floor, while Federspiel and Pynnonen showed leadership at practice and on the bench. In the sectional semifinal, it was Flora and Tackett that really helped Verona remain in the game. Both players hit some Photo by Anthony Iozzo big free throws in pressure situations and remained aggressive in a game where the Sophomore guard Cole Schmitz goes up for a layup past Sun Prairie junior JT
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Ruffin during a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal Thursday, March 6, against second-seeded Sun Prairie at Waunakee High School.
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Verona stunned by West in regional opener
It just wasn’t the Verona girls basketball squad’s night last Friday in a 46-45 loss against Madison West in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal. The game started with a bit of controversy when the seventh-seeded Regents showed up to Verona Area High School in the wrong-colored jerseys, and after refusing to wear jerseys offered by the Wildcats, the Regents were forced to go back to Madison West to get the right colored jerseys. That delayed the start of the game for 80 minutes, and no technical fouls were called. Although Verona head coach Angie Murphy said that delay wasn’t the reason for the loss, she added that it would be “naive to say that it didn’t have an effect.” The Wildcats did enter the fourth quarter with a four-point lead, but free-throw shooting, which Murphy said has been a weakness all season, came back to haunt Verona in the end as West pulled ahead. “They got up in our face, and we didn’t respond like we could have,” Murphy said. “It was just their night. It was a perfect storm.” The Wildcats jumped out to a 10-5 lead after the first but could never pull away from West, setting up the Regents’ fourth quarter comeback. An early exit is not what the Wildcats envisioned, especially with the long delay, but Murphy said she does not want this ending to “cloud” the team’s accomplishments this year. Verona finished 20-3 overall, 16-2 in the
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Mites take first
The Verona Southwest Eagles Mite Red team took first place at the hockey tournament in Mosinee on March 1-2. Team members (front, from letf) are: Blake Craven, Garrison Codde and Ian Lam; (middle) Jack Marske, Lars Brotzman, Max Ahlman, David Dina, Kasey Knueve, Jordan Franke and Reece Cordray; (back) coaches Scott Ahlman, Jeff Cordray and Jared Marske.
enshrinement into the WisconStiner signs with sin Football Coaches AssociaUniversity of North Dakota tion will take place in Madison Verona senior Adam Stiner will be playing for the University of North Dakota football team, which is in the Division 1 FCS Division, next season. at the Marriot West on Saturday, March 29. This year’s inductees include Dave Richardson from Verona Area High School. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. with dinner and the presentation to start at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased by sending your check, made payable to the WFCA to Dick Rundle, 5111 Arrowhead Dr., Monona, WI 53716. Include your return address. In addition, or if you cannot make the banquet, the Richardson invite you to a post-induction reception in the Greenway Room at the Marriott West for family, friends, coaches, former players and parents from 8 p.m.-midnight.
Toomey earns gold in Big 10 championships
Derek Toomey, a 2010 Verona Area High School grad, earned a gold medal in the 50-yard freestyle representing the University of Minnesota at the Big 10 Swimming Championships Feb. 26-March 1 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Toomey’s performance in prelims also set a new record time of 19.05 seconds.
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Continued from page 11 Juniors Liam Schmitt and Grant Smith pushed the Wildcats’ advantage up to five goals. Schmitt’s one-timer pushed the Wildcats’ lead back to four with just over six minutes remaining. Smith capped the win with 47 seconds remaining. “We had to battle all the way until the end,” Parker said. “Probably the last faceoff with about seven seconds left, or whatever, was when it really started to settle in.” Baker got the scoring started five minutes into the first period, backhanding a deflected puck out of mid-air and past the glove of Witz, who finished with 28 saves. “For this group of guys, it’s special,” Marshall said. “To overcome the injuries we’ve had in the last couple of weeks and such, the character that these guys have – it goes untouched.” Being the first team from Verona to take home gold in six attempts, Fromberger said, “It’s amazing knowing what a team can do when they come together and play as a team.” period, Notre Dame thought they had knotted the game. Following a review after a stoppage of play however, the no-goal call stood. “I heard it,” Marshall said. “It sounds like it hit the post and bounced back out the other side.” Jones, who faced a total of 17 shots on goal through the first two periods, was the story of the third period. The sophomore faced 19 shots to hold off a feverish Notre Dame attack. “Personally, I thought those final six minutes felt like 20,” Jones said. “I was really just focusing on trying to stop the puck and nothing else.” The inspired play of Jones throughout the tournament showed just how far the sophomore had come this season. “Alex struggled a bit this year, trying to be our No. 1 at times,” Marshall said. “He had the confidence though and everyone rallied behind him throughout the playoffs.” The first message reiterated throughout the locker room after the win was finishing the journey this year after losing in the championship game last season. “I remember the loss and how I felt last year,” Parker said. “I think we won a big game and may have relaxed.“ “Tomorrow is the biggest game of the year. I think we’d all like to come out of the locker room smiling.” weathered the storm.” Fromberger opened the scoring for Verona just under 11 minutes into the first period, scoring on the power play. “The screen in front by Brodie was great, and I was able to go five-hole,” Fromberger said. “We had great puck movement overall on the power play.” Still holding a 1-0 advantage, the Wildcats picked up a quick goal by Parker, who buried an unassisted goal 53 seconds into the second period. “They were hanging with us, but after Charlie got that goal, I kind of felt like we had them,” said Baker, who added the team’s final goal 10 minutes later. Jones shut out Superior with 23 saves. The victory set up a secondstraight semifinal showdown with Notre Dame, which throttled defending state champion, Eau Claire Memorial, 7-0. “Playing Notre Dame at state, that’s truly state,” Baker said. “Having played them the last two years, it’s almost not state if we don’t play them.” Verona defeated the Tritons at state last year before running out of steam in the state championship game. “We lost to them 7-0 at home during the regular season, getting to play them last year and beating them at state … for me personally, I remember I couldn’t go to sleep,” Baker said. The Cats led host Notre Dame during their regular season showdown this season before faltering late in a 5-4 loss. “I’m not sure whose favor it falls on this time,” Marshall said. “It gives our guys that hope that we can take down No. 1, but at the same time, it gives Notre Dame that little edge that it’s not going to happen again.”
Seid, Cleghorn inspire teammates over course of state championship run
Verona 1, Notre Dame 0
Few non-conference teams have developed a more bitter rivalry than Verona and Notre Dame, which met for the third-straight year Friday in the state tournament in the semifinals. Senior captain Charlie Parker, who sat out the majority of the third period the previous day, made his presence felt early in the first period against the Tritons. The team’s leading scorer, Parker gathered a loose puck, pivoted in the high slot and buried Verona’s lone goal low to the blocker side of Notre Dame’s Aaron Campbell. Jones and the Wildcats’ defense made the score hold up from that point, taking the game 1-0. “The puck was sitting there and I was just looking to get something on net,” Parker said. “I think the shot kind of caught the goalie off-guard and sometimes that’s all it takes.” The loss was the Tritons first loss in Wisconsin since falling 5-2 to the Wildcats in last year’s quarterfinal game. Midway through the second
Verona 3, Superior 0
Parker, a Mr. Hockey finalist, spent the majority of the third period of Thursday’s WIAA semifinal game in the penalty box. Parker was assessed a two and 10 minute penalty following a checking from behind call at the end of the second period and didn’t return to the ice until the final five minutes. “He catches the puck going toward the boards and followed through, trying to create something,” Marshall said. “It was the right call.” Already sporting a threegoal lead at that point, however, it didn’t really matter in the end as Verona prevailed 3-0. “Going into the third period that could have been a huge momentum change, possibly pulling it to a one-goal game,” Marshall said. “We just wanted to clear the puck out and not be as aggressive on our forecheck, but the guys
Neither senior forward Harry Seid or sophomore goaltender Nathan Cleghorn played a minute during last weekend’s WIAA state title run. Both, however, were as valuable as anyone on the ice for the Wildcats’ state championship run, inspiring their teammates over the final month-and-a-half of the season. Seid, the team’s fourthleading scorer during the regular season and a postseason hero a year ago, shattered his kneecap in a Jan. 23 win at Middleton. “I had my knee bent while blocking a shot midway through the first period,” he said. “It hit my muscle and broke my kneecap.” At first though Seid thought it was just a deep bruise. “I was trying to shake it off and walking around,” he remembers. Seid even tried to return to the ice his next shift. “I was hobbling around and it didn’t feel too good,” he said. The next morning he went to the ER and learned the true extent of the damange. “It had broken all the way through,” said Seid, who had surgery the following Thursday. “I was just heartbroken.” He now has two screws and wires holding his knee in place. “It’s so frustrating watching from the bench, I’d give anything to be out there with them – just to celebrate right there with them,” he said. Cleghorn, who pushed starter Alex Jones for
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Verona senior Harry Seid, one of three captains, was presented with the team’s hard hat following the Wildcats state title win over Onalaska on Saturday. Seid shattered his kneecap Jan. 23 against Middleton and missed the final month-and-a-half of the season.
playing time for the majority of the regular season, followed suit with a similar injury roughly a week later while playing basketball. For Seid’s part he said, “I just try to keep the boys fired up, same as I always have, just without my equipment on. I try to be the same person and just keep them going.” Seid and Cleghorn’s absence more than kept their teammates going, however, it inspired them to play as a family and to play for their wounded brothers. “We’ve all been playing for Harry,” fellow senior captain Charlie Parker said. “We all put (WWHD) ‘what would Harry do’ stickers on the back of our helmets. “Harry’s one of the hardest workers on the team and a huge asset. He’s obviously very dearly missed and it just kind of causes everyone
to step up and play like Harry would.” Following the Wildcats’ first time hoisting the state tournament trophy behind a 6-1 shellacking of Onalaska in the state championship game, senior defenseman Philippe Fromberger gave the movement a little more perspective, “It was amazing to be able to give that trophy to Harry and Cleghorn. “Harry being a senior, I couldn’t imagine not being out there, but he was a great inspiration on the bench and kept us all positive.” Verona head coach Joel Marshall said he couldn’t have been prouder of the way his team battled through adversity. “These guys go in and congratulate Harry after every win with tears in their eyes for his sake,” Marshall said. “That was really cool to see.”
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The Verona Youth Wrestling Club held its annual tournament Sunday, March 9. This is the club’s only fundraiser and the tournament had 500 participants. This tournament has allowed the club to purchase a new mat for the high school team and computer scoreboards it is renting out to anyone who inquires about them. Eighth-place finishers for Verona were: Fletcher Hauski, Croix Skolaski, Carter Currier-Sager, Brady Patten, Mason Oaks, Zolen Walker, Max Larson, Collin Stubitsh, Cardelle Bailey, Ethan Kosko, Dillion Currier and Reagan Stauffer. Brendan Ott and Logan Neuroth added seventh-place finishes, while Ivan Skolaski, Mike Scharenbroch, Nathan Kirwin, Kin Miura, Trent Nelson and Dash Dexter took sixth. Atticus Marse, Josiah Moore and Jack Parkos placed fifth and Will Neuroth, Tyler Rebholz, Isaac Maier and Calvin Patton finished fourth. Third-place finishers were Jake Sarbacker, Kaleb Maier, Carmyne Santos, Cael Wozniak, Ben Grandau and Jay Hanson. Will Scharenbroch, Nolan Witkowski and Trei Udelhoven placed second.
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Continued from page 12 Big Eight, and the Wildcats are 39-8 in the last two years. “As much as this stings, and it will sting for awhile, I do not want to forget about the journey we had,” she said. “This group of seniors have led us to 39-8 with the last 47 games with them. There are not a lot of teams that can claim that record. They are amazing leaders. They made everyone feel welcome on the team.” But Murphy added that she never wants to see the uniform gaffe happen to any other team, and she plans on writing the WIAA to change the rule to add wrong uniforms to the administrative error section, which currently states that entering a wrong number in the book is a technical foul. Senior forward Lexy Richardson finished with 17 points. The other Verona seniors graduating are Jenni LaCroix, Marley Campbell, Rachel Hernandez, Dajah Jones and Ari Hoslet. Shaquita Lee led West with 19 points. Next season’s outlook is a little different with the six seniors leaving being “irreplaceable,” Murphy said. Junior guard Ebony Nettles-Bey, junior forward Kateri Trilling and junior forward Jenna Riley are the only juniors on the roster, which means next year’s team will be a lot younger. “Every class brings something different, and I think this senior class really set the bar high for leadership,” Murphy said. “The juniors that will be seniors will find their niche and lead their own way.” Sophomore forward Kira Opsal, sophomore forward Grace Mueller and freshman forward Alex Luehring all helped lead the offense, as well.
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Age: 31 Family: Wife, Tristan; Rescue dog parents to Max (4) Originally from: Manitowoc Lived in Verona since: January 2013 Bare Education: BA in Political Science and Philosophy in 2005, MA in Political Science in 2010, American University Occupation: Advocate for Poor and At-Risk Wisconsinites Employer/job title: Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, Research and Program Coordinator Political experience: Verona City Council, Public Safety and Personnel committees, Ethics Board; Former longtime aide to U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold Why are you the best candidate for the job? My wife and I chose to buy a house in Verona because of its hometown values: hardworking people, pragmatism, and a feeling that everyone and everything is close. I want to stay a part of making sure we respect those values. When I was appointed to fill this seat last summer, I promised I would run in this election. It would be an honor to continue representing the 4th District. My qualifications, responsiveness and productivity, stances on issues, and my values make me the best candidate. Most of all, I am passionate about public service, and I value public input and community. Is the downtown plan a good plan for the future, and how should the city implement it? Verona is Wisconsin’s fastest-growing city. We have to plan using the real Verona, not an imaginary Verona. St. Andrews Church and several businesses are victims of the planners’ sometimes imaginative process and deserve an apology. I oppose extending Silent Street unless the church agrees. There are several things the city should do downtown: a facelift of the sidewalks, planters, crosswalks and streetlight fixtures; use dormant development funds to encourage new development that fits Verona; and change zoning to encourage and simplify revitalization and development. The expanded Hometown Junction idea is also worth further exploration to create a downtown event space. How do you feel about the budget compromises that were made last year? We are lucky to have the best library in Wisconsin. That’s because of generous investments by this community and excellent library staff. Some of my colleagues wanted to scale back library services. That’s the wrong direction for Verona. I supported adding two part-time assistants to help meet the demand for quality services. The Council had a healthy budget debate, as it should, with many compromises among veteran and new members. While we should have done more to protect
ConnectVerona.com plan for the future, and how should the city implement it? I believe it continues to be important for Verona to look long term on how it will handle traffic. My personal opinion is that Did the city make the right call in handling the transition responsible redevelopment will happen when a collaborato a city fire department? tive relationship with our staff, Absolutely not. The City our residents and our downshould have offered the town businesses can focus firefighters a probationary position contingent upon their efforts around a common purpose and vision. qualifications. That would have protected their jobs and How do you feel about the families, and would have budget compromises that protected the City from any liability, including legal liability. were made last year? I feel that the council missed I introduced a motion to do the mark in last year’s budget just that, but it never got the process by focusing on our debate or vote it deserved. library and ignoring the needs Instead, the City (with my of our fire department. I was opponent’s vote) chose an disappointed when the council unfair, inequitable and costly spent a considerable amount path that resulted in the City being sued by the firefighters’ of time discussing and approving additional staff at the union. That’s not hometown library but withheld a budget values. Verona deserves betamendment that was intended ter. My motion would have to provide night time coveravoided going to court, and age at the fire department. I protected taxpayers and the am a supporter of the library firefighters. but wish the fire department What should we do to take was given similar attention. advantage of the opportuni- I believe the council has lost ties Epic offers and to miti- focus on the overall needs of our residents, our businesses gate its impacts? and our neighbors. We are lucky Epic picked Verona. That was partly due Did the city make the right to this community’s investcall in handling the transition ment in its success. The City to a city fire department? should actively seek partnerKnowing the history of the ship opportunities with Epic. process as I do, yes the city The City must also meet the made the right, tough decihousing demand, address transportation challenges, and sion. The process was about strive to be a place where Epic hiring the best candidates possible for the City of Verona’s employees want to live. fire department. It would also What quality-of-life amenities be grossly unfair for the City of should the city focus on over Verona to hire new fire department staff and not make those the next decade? positions available to qualified Improvements to parks professional fire firefighters should be a priority, espewho work in other municicially in newer neighborpalities, live in Verona and pay hoods like Cathedral Point taxes here. and Hawthorne Hills. Verona would certainly benefit from What should we do to take a modest community center, advantage of the opportunibut prior Councils accumuties Epic offers and to mitilated much debt, so the City gate its impacts? has to think carefully about I think Epic employees large-scale capital projects in feed into a common model the near future. of how people progress in Evan Touchett life. Moving from renter, to homeowner and neighbor. I Age: 43 a person that works, Family: Wife Liz, Julie (15), consider and lives in the same city as Bryan (14), an ideal resident. This creates Megan (11) an environment where people Originally are vested in the community from: we live in. Milwaukee, I believe it will be important for the City to fulfill its promLived ise of using the tax increment in Verona created by Epic’s phenomenal since: 2000 Touchett growth to reduce our residenEducation: tial tax burden as much as Bachelor’s possible. I also believe Epic’s Degree from UW-Milwaukee tax contributions will allow us in Computer Science to rely less on borrowing for Occupation: Information the road and infrastructure improvements necessary to Technology Employer/job title: Affiliated maintaining our current facilities and attracting others to Engineers, Inc. Technology our community. Manager Political experience: What quality-of-life amenities Verona alder Dist. 4 2011should the city focus on over 2013, Library Board 2004the next decade? 2005, Police and Fire comWith our changing demomission 2010-2011, Verona graphics I believe our biggest Senior Center Committee challenge may lie in how 2011-2013, Public Health and we choose to address our Safety 2011-2013 growing senior population. A measured and thoughtful plan Why are you the best candi- to accommodate these needs date for the job? should be developed now. I I’ve lived here for 14 also believe we should conyears and, I have a proven tinue to promote and develop track record of service our fantastic youth and family to this community (e.g., recreational facilities whenever youth sports, Library board, it is feasible. They add so Alderperson). My interests much to our quality of life and and passions lie in serving the financial stability of our our community; Alderperson existing hometown businessbeing one of them. es it is important we continue to support them. Is the downtown plan a good taxpayers and expand services at the Senior Center, we kept the tax increase at the Mayor’s recommended 3 percent while addressing tough challenges.
Age: 58 Family: Debbie (married 36 years), Rachel (34), Eric (31) and Heidi (28). I have one granddaughter and one grandson. Originally from: Manitowoc Lived in Verona since: July 1993 Hochkammer Education: Graduated from Lincoln High School. Agricultural and fire safety courses at Lakeshore Technical College. Previously was a certified arson investigator. Attended numerous other professional training programs through my current and former employment. Occupation: Government Affairs Employer/job title: Outreach Manager, Wisconsin Counties Association Political experience: Mayor of Verona, elected in 2006, chair of Plan Commission and numerous ad-hoc committees. Verona council (1997-2006), council president (19982005), chair of Finance and Personnel committees, president of Verona Fire District Commission, treasurer for Fitch-Rona EMS District. Seven terms as president of Dane County Cities and Villages Association. Appointed to Area Agency on Aging Commission (chair), county Library Board (chair), Human Services Board and the Specialized Transportation Commission, Manitowoc County Board (1984-1990), chair in 1990. Ran unsuccessfully for the State Assembly in 1992. Why are you the best candidate for the job? I have the desire, passion, commitment, ambition, vision and experience to continue to lead the City of Verona down a successful path, which includes responsible development and limiting tax increases. My leadership and vision has positioned the City in an enviable position with great public facilities and unmatched services. Is the downtown plan a good plan for the future, and how should the city implement it? Overall the proposed plan has many excellent components that will improve downtown development and ease traffic congestion. Some of the elements may be implemented over a period of years, some sooner. Others may never be realized due to concerns of neighbors and that is OK. The plan provides future guidance. How do you feel about the budget compromises that were made last year? In the end, the approved budget was very similar to the proposed budget. The most significant change was adding a police lieutenant position. This was an amendment I wholeheartedly supported. I believe the effort by some to add eight new positions at the library without giving due consideration to all other city departments needs was a mistake. I attribute this to lack
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ConnectVerona.com of knowledge of budgeting, and understanding of working within the levy limits imposed by the state. Responsible budgeting requires us to look at the city as a whole, and to plan for all future needs of the city. Political experience: Dane County Youth Commission (Board Member)
Why are you the best candidate for the job? I am the best candidate because I bring a fresh perspective and am willing to Did the city make the right make the tough decisions that call in the transition to a city need to be made to move the fire department? city into the future. I am willThe city and town had ing to work with all members lengthy negotiations regarding of the council, city employdissolving the fire district. The ees, business owners and primary reason for dissolution members of the community, was the recognition that a new regardless of their positions to facility was necessary to meet achieve the best possible outfire service requirements. comes for the city of Verona. Common sense dictated the Starting in Verona as a 5-yearnew facility should house old student, I understand the the fire department and EMS importance of our history and services. Co-locating both what we can do if we work services would allow for com- together. bined training opportunities and overall cost savings. Is the downtown plan a good The PFC, not the council, plan for the future, and how determined the process for should the city implement it? hiring firefighters. Their deterOn the whole it is a good mination was based on state plan. We have spent a lot of statutes, allowing anyone to time discussing revitalizaapply to serve as a firefighter, tion, however at some point including former district we need to take action. We employees. The community also need to make sure that deserves to employ the most the citizens understand what qualified firefighters available. the plan means for the city. People want more restaurants What should we do to take and retail in a walkable, bikeadvantage of the opportuni- able downtown. We can start ties Epic offers and to miti- by picking small revitalization gate its impacts? projects to give us the buildEpic’s impact is greater than ing infrastructure to bring most people realize. They are new businesses and choices exceptional partners and cur- to Verona. It is essential that rently pay 29 percent of the we move forward with a meacity property taxes. sured approach to not drastiEpic employees bring an cally disturb the current busiendless resource of knowlnesses that service the area. edge, experience and culture to our community. We should How do you feel about the work diligently to utilize budget compromises that their resources to enhance were made? Verona’s ability to compete Civil debate in municipal globally. government is important. It is especially important in the What quality-of-life amenities budgetary process. Debate should the city focus on over about how we fund the city the next decade? promotes transparency in city We need to ensure we have government. It gave citizens appropriate housing and seran opportunity to see where vices to meet the needs of the their elected representatives elderly. This population is the stand on spending. Without fastest growing demographic debate and compromise, bad and will require more services results can occur. and resources. Although we are recognized Did the city make the right as already providing excelcall in the transition to a city lent recreational programs, fire department? our residents desire more No. The process was not recreational opportunities very well-thought out. The for our youth and adults. city is now in the middle of Consideration should be given a lawsuit with our five-fullto plan for an aquatic center, time firefighters. We should youth facility and community be working with the people center once the city has com- that protect and serve our pleted the construction of the community. The lawsuit has fire and EMS facility. I have also prevented the city from already met with individuals moving forward with 24-hour that are interested in pursuing service and the firefighters are public/private partnerships, not aware of their job status. If however core services must there are internal issues inside be met first. of any department, the administrators should deal with and Chad E. Kemp document them before a lawAge: 34 suit is even a possibility. Family: Wife of 7 years, What should we do to take Nicole, and two sons advantage of the opportuniElliott (5) and ties Epic offers and to mitiKellen (2) gate its impacts? We need to take better Originally advantage of the economic from: opportunities that come with Fitchburg such a large employer in Lived the city. The continued reviKemp in Verona talization of the downtown since: 2007 will encourage some of the Education: Attended employees to move the city as Verona School District they have children and want from 1984-1997; University great and safe schools. This of Wisconsin-Madison may also mitigate some of the (Undergraduate); UW Law issues with morning and eveSchool ning traffic commutes, as well. Occupation: Attorney Employer/job title: Owner of Kemp Law Firm
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City of Verona
Brewery gets late-night music permit
Verona Press editor
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The city gave approval Monday to the first two phases of apartments at Murray Glen. Phase IV could be next.
City gives final OK to Prairie Oaks apartments
The Common Council gave its final approval Monday for the first two phases of an apartment complex next to the Reddan Soccer Park. What is now known as Murray Glen will comprise 108 apartment units and another 111 senior housing units on an 18-acre plot on the eastern edge of the Prairie Oaks subdivision north of Cross Country Road. A similar plan has existed on the property since 2005, but developers had to get an updated version approved last year because the old one expired. The council approved a preliminary and final plat, as well as the precise implementation plan, the third and final step of a complex process known as a planned-unit development. The second stage gives general approval to the project, so the third phase tends to be more focused on small details and is typically more scrutinized by the Plan Commission than the council. The documentation for this step covers nearly 100 pages and gets into specifics like the location of toilets and the types of vegetation outside each building. The apartments, which will sit behind the existing Sawgrass Condominiums, will start with 76 units, using all of last year’s allotment of apartment units and half of this year’s, and developer Gary Bunz said Monday his plan is to then skip Phase III and build the senior housing next, something city leaders have indicated is sorely needed. Bunz also told the council he will build all the roads in the complex at once if the bids he gets this week work with his financing. The Phase I and II units will be similar to the nearby condos, featuring private access to the first floor, underground parking garages and private patios. Ald. Brad Stiner (D-3) voted against the plan, and Ald. Mac McGilvray (D-1) abstained, citing a conflict of interest.
The Common Council attempted to soothe some concerns from nearby Town of Verona residents Monday night about a permit to play music at Wisconsin Brewing Company late into the evening. Though alders did not heed a recommendation from the Plan Commission to restrict operating hours at the huge outdoor patio area at the new brewery to earlier than 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays (with music stopping an hour before that), they did so while expressing a strong measure of trust in the company’s pledge to be “good neighbors.” The brewery, which had a little more than a year ago proposed a mostly indoor atmosphere for corporate events as part of its “destination” appeal, has in recent months embraced the idea of expanding those events to use a larger amount of the frontage of the city’s
Photo by Jim Ferolie
The Wisconsin Brewing Company permit allows events to go on inside and on the south and west sides of the building up to the detention pond. This view faces mostly south, about a month before the brewery opened last fall.
stormwater detention pond, an area that could hold several hundred people in addition to a couple hundred inside. With those large events an important part of the company’s marketing plan, CEO Carl Nolen requested not bringing each individually to the city for approval, but rather creating an openended permit that would be reviewed seasonally if necessary. After the Plan Commission and the Public Safety
and Welfare committee heard concerns from neighbors, commissioners recommended accepting the permit with more limited hours – cutting off at 9 p.m. (music) and 10 p.m. (other operations) during the weekdays, and 10/11 p.m. on weekends. But despite additional comments from the public, alders decided such measures weren’t necessary. Planning director Adam Sayre noted the distance from neighbors to the east
is nearly a half-mile, and those to the northwest and southwest are blocked by the highway and other buildings, respectively. Nolen has said the music amplifiers will aim toward the northwest for that reason. Ald. Elizabeth Doyle (Dist. 1) also pointed out that these special events would not be held “every night of the week.” Ald. Scott Manley (D-2) said despite emails and phone calls about the request, he believed Nolen’s pledge to work closely with the city to ensure any problems are resolved. Mayor Jon Hochkammer even pointed out that alders regularly refer to Nolen on a first-name basis, which he said is an indication of their comfort level with his connection to the community. Ald. Luke Diaz (D-3) agreed with Doyle and added that the company, with the way it can draw out-oftowners, is an “important economic driver.”
Plan: It now says city doesn’t intend to use eminent domain
Continued from page 1 published in late January. Nearly 100 people showed up for the February public hearing, with most speakers registering opposition to some or all of it. That caused the Plan Commission to delay its vote by a month and inspired that group to strike plans altogether for a long-planned extension of Silent Street, which would have diverted some North Main Street traffic to the already busy Enterprise Drive. The whole interaction, the agitated response of people who felt blindsided by the newly unveiled proposed details of the long-term vision for downtown, caused the council to step carefully Monday into its 6-2 acceptance of the document. “This must proceed with citizen involvement,” warned Ald. Dale Yurs (D-2) as he presented the Plan Commission’s recommendations.
Short term (1-2 years) Updating standards, zoning Lincoln Street signal New middle-school dropoff Crosswalk improvements Streetscaping improvements “Don’t Block the Box” road markings Park Lane parking lot Midterm (2-5 years) Main/Verona first phase Public parking lots Hometown Junction park expansion Harriet Street realignment Railroad/Church realignment Paoli Street traffic light (as warranted) Long term (10-20 years) Main/Verona expansion Diaz (D-1) to narrow the scope of one parking lot, added that the plan doesn’t bind the city to anything but is an essential starting point if the city is to do anything of value in helping downtown businesses thrive. The piecemeal approach, he asserted, would not cut it. “It doesn’t mean we have to buy properties when they become available, but we have to have the vision and foresight,” he said, showing more stress in his voice than usual. “If we limit (it), we might as well put the plan on the shelf.” Manley and Stiner, meanwhile, saw enough negatives
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In other action
• The city approved a liquor license for Brews Brothers Pub, a new hamburger/tap beer-themed restaurant in a building still being constructed at 611 E. Verona Ave. The Westonbased company has recently expanded to a Junction Road pub in Madison, as well. • The city enacted an ordinance to prohibit parking on American Way in front of Latitude Corp. The move, made necessary by the increased activity at Wisconsin Brewing Company, prevents problems with deliveries. • The council denied a claim of excessive property assessment from Apex, the owner of the Hawthorne Hills and Hometown Grove developments near Glacier Edge Elementary School. The company is already suing the city for property assessments for 2011 and 2012. – Jim Ferolie
This is one of many maps in the downtown plan, and it shows potential “redevelopment” opportunities, including those that are vacant, for sale or of low value.
Ald. Mike Bare (D-4) acknowledged “some flaws in the process,” relating to communication, and agreed with Manley’s assessment that there were not enough “actionable” recommendations. But like Yurs, he found enough good ideas in the plan to consider it worth using as a guide. That was a prevailing theme Monday, that the 117page plan was in many ways not enough and in other ways too much and yet overall clearly better than nothing. “What I see as its redeeming quality is it does give us an overview and options,” said Ald. Elizabeth Doyle (D-1). “Going forward, I believe this will be helpful in future development.” And Mayor Jon Hochkammer, while arguing against an attempt by Ald. Luke
that they couldn’t support it. Stiner said proposed realignments of Harriet Street and Railroad Street and the suggestion that the Memorial Baptist Church property could be forced to redevelop would “change the way of life” for too many residents. “We’ve got to be very careful about changing the culture of our city,” he admonished. Manley didn’t see as many ominous problems but rather fixes that were either of limited value or far too expensive to consider, despite “a lot of really, really solid work on this” by planning firm MSA.
Not without consent
The alders who voted in favor all saw flaws, too, but they were willing to overlook them to have something concrete to present to developers as Verona’s economy emerges from the recession. That very concept inspired Council President Mac McGilvray (D-1) to recommend a sentence he felt might pacify some nervous
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property owners. The wording, what Manley termed as “comfort language,” wouldn’t have any binding effect, Hochkammer noted, but then again, nothing in the downtown plan does. The idea, rather, was a value statement, repeating what city leaders have been saying for weeks, to ensure there were no mixed messages. After listening to some discussion on the topic, city administrator Bill Burns came up with language to insert early on in the plan: “The intent of the council in adopting the plan is that the city not use eminent domain resulting in the loss of buildings or businesses or that would limit the use of property without the consent of the owner.” That provided a few outs – not getting caught on rightof-way issues and allowing friendly eminent domain that could simplify the sale of a property – while also acknowledging and swearing off a sneaky backdoor trick of limiting a property’s use to force a sale.
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Obituary DAVId JAMES COONS
David James Coons passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. That evening, after dinner with his family, he went to sleep and was granted his final prayer, to join his loving wife of 61 years in eternal life. David was born to Cecil and Doris Coons on Oct. 20, 1931, the second of two sons. Little Davey (as his mother called him) never ceased to cause mischief as a youngster. When he wasn’t causing trouble, he recalled playing in the wide open fields as a young child, and gazing up at the sky in awe of the P-38’s flying overhead. After graduating from Clawson High School in 1950, he attended the University of Michigan to study engineering. On Dec. 21, 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Nellie Ann Delong. Shortly after they married, David was off to serve his country in the Korean Conflict. After his release from the ARMY in 1954, he returned his family to Washington. Pursuing his dream of owning his own business eventually took David and family to Idaho and Wisconsin, settling in Verona, where David became the American Representative for Pasquali Tractors. David enjoyed the friends he made along the way, traveling the states to visit dealers and customers that he met through his business. Even in retirement, customers still called on him for advice, which he would freely offer. Looking back, it is with such pride that we see how he supported his large family for all those years with integrity, honesty, and compassion for the people he worked with. Dad loved spending time with his large family, of which he was so proud. We all have such wonderful memories of holiday gatherings, Sunday morning coffee cake after church, campfires, family picnics, and special meals out with his kids and grand-kids. In Florida, he was always willing to take the kids to Cocoa Beach swimming or boating while Mom stayed home studying. He cherished the time he spent with his wife and family, and in particular the time spent up north at Camp Coons over the last seven years. Dad was the first to offer you a beer, brandy slush, or gin and tonic, and taught his grand-kids the same lesson that he passed on to each of his own eight children: “All things in moderation.” In his free time, David enjoyed wood-working and created priceless heirlooms, a talent he passed onto his sons. David enjoyed listening to music and loved all different kinds. He was fond of home cooked meals and appreciated the simple things in life: cherry pie, wacky cake, and jello; all of course, in moderation. We will miss all the wonderful conversations we had with Dad. His wit and storytelling will live on in our memories. Dad was Google before Google was invented. You could ask him about any topic and he would know more than most. He was, in short, the best Dad or Grandpa a child could ever ask for. Together, our parents built a beautiful family with a loving supportive legacy which is our charge to carry on. David was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Doris Coons; two brothers, John Coons and Donald Campbell; a granddaughter, Lauren Jean Coons; and his wife of 61 years, Nellie Ann Coons. He is survived by his eight children: Michael (Jamie) Coons, Pamela (Mike) Pope, Patricia (Phil) Howe, Robert (Jean) Coons, Susan (Allen) Schmid, Linda Pechan, James (Nancy) Coons, and Catherine (Rob) Matts. He is further survived by his 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren each of whom he adored and made feel special. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Williams Catholic Church, Paoli, with Father William Vernon celebrating. Burial followed at St. Williams Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Verona Senior Center. “At last my love has come along My lonely days are over and life is like a song At last the skies above are blue My heart was wrapped in clover the night I looked at you I found a dream that I can speak to A dream that I can call my own I found a thrill to press my cheek to A thrill I’ve never known You smiled and the spell was cast And here we are in Heaven – At Last” – Etta James
David James Coons
home to his young family and started his career at Kelsey Hayes Co. as a draftsman. In 1960 David moved his young family to Florida and began working with The Boeing Company, where his childhood passion for aviation came to fruition. It was an exciting time working on Cape Canaveral surrounded by NASA and The Kennedy Space Center. The Coons Family continued to grow and in 1970 Boeing moved David and
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Notice is hereby given that the Public Test of the Automatic Tabulating and Electronic Voting Equipment to be used for the April 1, 2014 Spring Election in the City of Verona and Town of Verona will be conducted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 10:30 AM at the respective municipal buildings. This test is open to the general public. Kami Scofield City of Verona 111 Lincoln Street Verona, WI 53593 608-845-6495 John Wright Town of Verona 335 N Nine Mound Road Verona, WI 53593 608-845-7187 Published: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP
NOTICE ELECTORS OF THE CITY AND TOWN OF VERONA
The Verona Area School District, Dane County, Wisconsin, will receive sealed bids for the reconstruction and improvements at the location of the existing high school tennis courts until 2 P.M., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Verona Area School District Administrative offices, 700 N. Main Street, Verona, Wisconsin, 53593. At that time, the bids will be opened and read aloud. The envelope containing the bid must be sealed, addressed to the Verona Area School District, and marked “Sealed Bid, Tennis Court Reconstruction and Improvements, Contract No. 13-5992.” The work shall consist of demolition, site work, grading, chain link fencing and gates, concrete sidewalk, asphalt paving, acrylic tennis court surfacing, line marking, storm sewer, landscaping, seeding and necessary appurtenances for the Verona Area School District‘s reconstruction and improvements at the high school tennis courts. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www. questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $20.00 by inputting Quest project ID# 3166081 on the website’s project search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com construction data network at 952-233-1632 or info@ questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading,
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TENNIS COURT REHABILITATION AND ADDITION JSD CONTRACT NO. 13-5992 CITY OF VERONA, DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN
and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for a nonrefundable price of $50.00 per set which includes applicable sales tax and shipping. Please make your check payable to JSD Professional Services and send it to 161 Horizon Drive, Verona, WI 53593. Please contact us at 608-8485060 if you have any questions. BID SECURITY: A certified check or satisfactory bid bond payable to the Verona Area School District in the amount of 5% of the bid shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the bidder will execute and file the contract, the contract performance bond, and certificate(s) of insurance as required by the contract documents within ten (10) days after the notice of award of the contract by the Verona Area School District. Failure on the part of the bidder to do so will result in forfeiture of the bidder’s certified check or bid bond to the Verona Area School District as liquidated damages. CONTRACT SECURITY: The bidder to whom the contract is awarded shall be required to furnish both a performance bond and a payment bond acceptable to the Verona Area School District, both for 100% of the contract amount in accordance with the requirements of the contract documents. The Verona Area School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any technicalities, and accept any bid which it deems advantageous to the Verona Area School District. No bid shall be withdrawn after the opening of bids without the consent of the Verona Area School District for a period of 60 days after the scheduled time of closing bids. Contractors and/ or subcontractors on the project shall be required to comply with the prevailing wage rates and labor standards as determined by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development Wage Rate Determination. Published by authority of the Verona Area School District, Verona, Wisconsin. QuestCDN: March 11, 2014 Published: March 13 and 20, 2014 WNAXLP
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 62.23(2) and (3), Wisconsin Statutes, the City of Verona is authorized to prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan
Ordinance No. 14-839 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE DOWNTOWN VERONA MOBILITY AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN AS AN AMENDMENT TO THE CITY OF VERONA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
in accordance with Section 66.1001(1) (a) and 66.1001(2) of said Statutes, and has adopted its Comprehensive Plan on September 14, 2009; and WHEREAS, the Downtown Verona Mobility and Development Plan has been developed in compliance with the City’s Comprehensive Plan; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 66.1001(4), Wisconsin Statutes, the City of Verona must follow administrative procedures for amendments to its Comprehensive Plan; and WHEREAS, the City of Verona has held at least one (1) public hearing on said Ordinance in compliance with Section 66.1001(4)(d), Wisconsin Statutes, and provided numerous opportunities for public input and comment throughout the Downtown Verona Mobility and Development Plan process; and WHEREAS, the Plan Commission held a public hearing on February 3, 2014 and voted on March 3, 2014 to recommend approval of the Downtown Verona Mobility and Development Plan with the following conditions: 1. The bicycle path within the Silent Street right-of-way shall be removed from the Plan. 2. The extension of the Silent Street roadway to Main Street shall be removed from the Plan. WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Council adopting the plan that the City not use eminent domain to acquire property resulting in the loss of a building or business or that would limit the use of a property without the owner’s consent. NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the Common Council of the City of Verona that the Downtown Verona Mobility and Development Plan is hereby approved and adopted as an amendment to the City of Verona Comprehensive Plan with the recommended Plan Commission conditions. BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this Ordinance shall take effect upon passage by a majority vote of the Common Council of the City of Verona and publication/posting as required by law. CITY OF VERONA Jon Hochkammer, Mayor (seal) Kami Scofield, City Clerk ENACTED: March 10, 2014 Published: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP
of Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, does ordain that Section 10-1-27(a) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Verona is amended to read as follows: Sec. 10-1-27 Parking Prohibited Zones (a) Parking Prohibited at All Times. No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle upon any of the following highways or parts of highways: (60) On American Way, beginning from the east curb line of CTH PB, extending east to the intersection of John P. Livesey Blvd. All other sections shall remain as previously adopted. The foregoing ordinance was duly adopted by the Common Council of the City of Verona at a meeting held on March 10, 2014. CITY OF VERONA Jon H. Hochkammer, Mayor (seal) Kami Scofield, City Clerk ADOPTED: March 10, 2014 Published: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP
(1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approving a Professional Services Agreement with AECOM for 2014 Stormwater Services. Motion by McGilvray, seconded by Diaz, to approve the Professional Services Agreement in an amount not to exceed $50,100. Motion carried 8/0. 10. New Business (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: A Proposal to Establish Fees for Urban Service Area Amendments Submitted to the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC). Mr. Burns explained that the level of funding in the CARPC budget has not been sufficient to fund operations and as a result CARPC’s reserves have been nearly depleted. Forbes Mcintosh, lobbyist for Dane County Cities and Villages Association, provided additional background on this subject. Motion by Manley, seconded by Stiner, for the City of Verona to oppose the payment of any fees to CARPC. Ald.
Diaz and Ald. Yurs spoke in opposition to the Motion. Ald. Diaz requested a roll call vote. Motion carried 5/3 with the following members voting ‘aye’: Bare, Manley, McGilvray, Reekie, and Stiner. Voting ‘no’: Diaz, Doyle, and Yurs. (2) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approval of Operator Licenses from Vicki Meier, Vincenzo BP; Sarah Salzieder, Wisconsin Brewing Company; and Nicole Bloomer, Gray’s Tied House. Motion by McGilvray, seconded by Bare to approve the operator licenses. Motion carried 8/0. 11. Announcements 12. Adjournment Motion by Diaz, seconded by Yurs, to adjourn the meeting at 8:43 p.m. Motion carried 8/0. Kami Scofield, Clerk Published: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP ***
ORDINANCE NO. 14-840 AN ORDINANCE AMMENDING SECTION 27 of CHAPTER 1 of TITLE 10, MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC FOR THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF VERONA
SECTION 10-1-27 The Common Council of the City
1. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Hochkammer at 7:01 p.m. 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call: M. Bare, L. Diaz, E. Doyle, S. Manley, Wm. ‘Mac’ McGilvray, H. Reekie, B. Stiner, and D. Yurs. Also in attendance: City Administrator, B. Burns; City Engineer, B. Gundlach; Public Works Director, R. Rieder; City Planner, A. Sayre; and City Clerk, K. Scofield. 4. Public Comment: None. 5. Approval of Minutes: Motion by Yurs, seconded by Reekie, to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried 8/0. 6. Mayor’s Business (1) Update from the Public Works Director Regarding the 2013-2014 Winter. Ron Rieder spoke on behalf of the activities resulting from this winter. (2) Mayor Hochkammer visited the Strollin’ Colon exhibit at the Verona Public Library sponsored by the Carbone Cancer Center. 7. Administrator’s Report 8. Engineer’s Report 9. COMMITTEE REPORTS A. Finance Committee (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Payment of Bills. Motion by McGilvray, seconded by Manley to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $570,833.02. Motion carried 8/0. B. Public Works Sewer & Water Committee
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March 13, 2014
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TRAILERS @ LIQUIDATION Pricing. Boat, ATV, Sled or Pontoons. 2 or 4 Place/Open or Enclosed. American Marine, Shawano 866-955-2628 www. americanmarina.com (wcan) WJZ CLEANING Belleville is seeking full time day and part time evening help with residential and office cleaning. Saturday early am cleaning available. Please contact Wendy at 608-206-0242.
554 LAnDSCApIng, LAwn, TREE & GARDEn WORK
SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Lawn Mowing Bush Trimming Powerwash Houses Spring/Summer Clean-Up Gutter Cleaning 608-219-1214
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NEW MATTRESS SETS from $89. All sizes in stock! 9 styles. www. PlymouthFurnitureWI.com 2133 Eastern Ave. Plymouth, WI Open 7 days a week (wcan)
688 SpORTIng GOODS & RECREATIOnAL
CLAM CABIN Style Portable Ice Shack in excellent condition. Comfortably seats two people and assembles in just minutes. Plenty of room for a couple of bag chairs and is tall enough to stand-up inside. $180 or best offer. 608-873-8106 WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ATV's & Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" now. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center, Shawano 866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.com (wcan)
402 HELp WAnTED, GEnERAL
AWNING INSTALLER: Must be handy with tools, comfortable with ladders. Safe Driving Record Apply in person at: Gallagher Tent & Awning Company. 809 Plaenert Dr, Madison 53713 CBRF PART-TIME caregivers needed for our Assisted Living facility. if you are dedicated and committed to working with the elderly, a team player, and if you share our commitment to a positive attitude and respect for residents and colleagues, please consider joining us. Applications at www.fourwindsmanor.com or 303 S. Jefferson St, Verona, WI 53593 EXPERIENCED AUTO Technician with minimum 2 yr. vocational degree, minimum of 3 years experience, good driving record, non-smoker and ASE (Ford credentials a plus). Dealership is expanding hours and offered services to customers. Looking for honest, energetic, capable individuals to fill up to 3 positions Contact Steve Lowrey at 608-325-9191 for appointment to fill out application or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. FOUR WINDS Manor is seeking part & full time CNA's for all shifts at our 60 bed facility. This position would include every other weekend and holidays with shift differentials on PM & weekend shifts. We offer excellent benefits with full time hours including health, dental, paid time off, Flex Spending Plan and 401k. If you share commitment to a positive attitude and respect for residents and colleagues, please consider joining us. Applications available at www.fourwindsmaor.com or 303 S. Jefferson St. Verona, WI 53593 NOW HIRING all positions. Sugar & Spice Eatery. Apply in Person. 317 Nora St, Stoughton OREGON COMMUNITY Bank & Trust located at 733 N. Main Street, Oregon, seeks a part time teller for the specific hours of 11-7:15 p.m. two to three days per week and every other Saturday from 9-1:15. Prior banking experience a plus. Send a resume to Dan Behrend dbehrend@oregoncommunitybank. com 608-835-3168 PART-TIME AM CARE SPECIALISTSienna Meadows Memory Care has an immediate opening for a new team member to join our compassionate team. We offer competitive wages designed to attract and retain quality staff. Preferred Candidate will have Assisted Living Experience. Interested candidates should apply in person or go to www.siennacrest.com to download a copy of the application. Return filed out applications to: Sienna Meadows Attn: Chris Kiesz, RN 989 Park Street Oregon, WI 53575. (608) 835-0000. EOE TINA'S HOME CLEANING Hiring personnel for residential cleaning position. Days only. Become a part of our growing Team! Call 608-835-0339 email@example.com WANTED WAITRESS apply at Koffee Kup 355 E Main St, Stoughton CLASSIFIEDS, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.
444 COnSTRUCTIOn, TRADES & AUTOmOTIvE
CONCRETE FINISHERS and Laborers. Experienced w/valid DL. CDL preferred. Competitive wage and benefits. Call Jeff: 608-884-9725
648 FOOD & DRInK
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453 VOLUnTEER WAnTED
OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS is looking for more volunteers to work in their Oakleaf Shoppe coffee and gift shop. Volunteers will serve food or beverages provided through the coffee shop and complete gift shop purchases, or help rearrange or create new displays of gift shop merchandise. CANstruction Madison2014 is a competition to build fantastic, giant sized structures, made entirely out of canned and packaged food. Interested in being a part of the fun? Form a team with your friends, coworkers or neighbors. After the competition ends, all food used in the structures will be donated to the Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry. FairShare CSA Coalition's annual open house is coming up on March 23rd. We will need volunteers throughout the day at the Monona Terrace to help with event setup, greeting, information stations, kid's activities and clean up. These shifts run in increments from 9am-6:30pm. Call the Volunteer Center at 246-4380 or visit www.volunteeryourtime.org for more information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.
560 PROFESSIOnAL SERvICES
APPLIANCE REPAIR We fix it no matter where you bought it from! 800-624-0719 (wcan) MY COMPUTER WORKS - Computer Problems? Viruses, Spyware, Email, Printer Issues, Bad Internet Connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, US based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 888-885-7944 (wcan) ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! Fast and Reliable Handyman Services. Call ServiceLive and get referred to a pro today. Call 800-604-2193 (wcan) ONE CALL Does it All! Fast and Reliable Plumbing Repairs. Call ServiceLive and get referred to a pro today 800-981-0336 (wcan) RECOVER PAINTING Currently offering winter discounts on all painting, drywall and carpentry. Recover urges you to join in the fight against cancer, as a portion of every job is donated to cancer research. Free estimates, fully insured, over 20 years of experience. Call 608-270-0440. STOUGHTON AREA Tutoring for: Dyslexia, reading and writing by Marla Janssen, M.A.Ed. See website: marlahjanssen.wix.com/strategiesforsuccess or call 608-358-6131
DONATE YOUR CARFAST FREE TOWING 24 hr. Response - TaX Deduction United Breast Cancer FOUNDATION Providing Free Mammograms & Breast Cancer Info. 866-343-6603 (wcan)
150 PLACES TO GO
EDGERTON MEGA SALE! Tri-County Community Center Sunday, March 16th, 9am-3pm Antiques, Collectibles, Rummage, Scentsy, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Birdseed Wreaths, Papparazzi, Miche bags, Hand knit ware, Lunch, Baked goods. Vendor information 608-754-8641 FONDY VINTAGE Auto Club Annual Swap Meet. Sunday, March 16. 8am2pm. Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Expo Center. Adm $5. Info: Greg 920579-8450 or Gary 920-579-0077 (wcan) .
652 GARAgE SALES
FITCHBURG MARCH 15-16 CANDLEWOOD SUITES 5421 Caddis Bend Saturday & Sunday, 9am-3pm. Scrapbooking, Stamping & Craft Supply Re-Sale!
696 WAnTED TO BUY
CAST IRON Seats, Grain Drill Ends, Hay trolleys from wood track, round oak stoves, Maytag Wringer Washer, Barn boards. Call Rudy 608-624-3990 and leave a message. OLD BARNS Wanted for Salvage. Old Church or School Houses. Paying cash. Also looking for salvaged lumber from warehouse, etc. Call Rudy; leave message 608-624-3990 TOP PRICES Any Scrap Metal Cars/Batteries/Farm Equipment Free appliance pick up Property clean out. Honest Fully insured. U call/We haul. 608-444-5496 WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks. We sell used parts. Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm. Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59 Edgerton, 608-884-3114.
666 MEDICAL & HEALTH SUppLIES
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163 TRAInIng SCHOOLS
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548 HOmE ImpROvEmEnT
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) DOUG'S HANDYMAN SERVICE "Honey Do List" No job too small 608-845-8110 HALLINAN-PAINTING WALLPAPERING **Great-Spring-Rates** 35 + Years Professional Interior/Exterior Free-Estimates References/Insured Arthur Hallinan 608-455-3377 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 firstname.lastname@example.org TOMAS PAINTING Professional, Interior, Exterior, Repairs. Free Estimates. Insured. 608-873-6160 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.
DONATE YOUR CAR, BOAT or Motorcycle to Rawhide. Your donation helps troubled youth in your local Wisconsin community receive a second chance in life! 888-653-2729 (wcan) DONATE YOUR Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-Day Vacation. Tax Deductible. Free Towing. All paperwork taken care of! 800-856-5491 (wcan)
576 SpECIAL SERvICES
BANKRUPTCY- STOUGHTON and surrounding area. Merry Law Offices. 608205-0621. No charge for initial consultation. "We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code." THE PATH to your Dream Job begins with a college degree. Education Quarters offers a FREE college matching service. Call 800-902-4967
668 MUSICAL InSTRUmEnTS
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
2 BEDROOM Townhouse apartment w/ full basement on Racetrack Rd-Stoughton $775/mo includes utilities. No Pets. Security deposit and references are required. Available Now for an approved applicant. Call 608-241-6609 GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 Bedroom Units available starting at $695 per month, includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575 OREGON 1-BEDROOM Apartment. 2-Car garage. $640/month. No pets. Jane 608-271-7071 STOUGHTON- 2/bedroom small house, N. Forrest St. Appliances, basement washer/dryer. Window A/C, deck, offstreet parking. Suitable for 2 people. $695/MO+ utilities/ security deposit. 608-225-9033 or 608-873-7655 STOUGHTON AVAILABLE April 1 Convenient location, safe neighborhood, 304 King St 2-Bedroom, 1 Bath, approx. 850 sq. ft., very clean and well maintained, off-street parking and A/C. Laundry and storage lockers available. No Cats. Smoke Free Building. $750/mo with discount plus electric heat. 608-293-1599
342 BOATS & ACCESSORIES
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586 TV, VCR & ELECTROnICS REpAIR
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MUST FIND New Homes 2-Cats 1 female/spayed 1 male/neutered, both declawed. Free. 608-719-8145
676 PLAnTS & FLOwERS
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2007 ROAD King. Black 33K miles, apes, corbin seat, detachable luggage rack/back rest, solo luggage rack, bag ;liners, windshield, mufflers, air leaner, all stock parts. $11,900. Brunkows in Monroe 608-325-1300
ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $695 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589
355 RECREATIOnAL VEHICLES
ATVS SCOOTERS & Go-Karts. Youth ATV's & Scooters (80mpg) @ $49/mo. Sport & 4x4 Atv's @ $69/mo. American Marine & Motorsports, Schawano =Save= 866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.com (wcan)
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HBI. INC., UTILITY CONTRACTOR HAS Immediate Opportunities in the Telephone Industry for: ï Aerial Technicians, ï Cable Plow/Bore Operators, ï Foremen, ï CDL Laborers, Training Offered. Travel Required for All Positions. 920-664-6300 www.holtger.com EOE by AA (CNOW)
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730 COnDOS & TOwnHOUSES FOR REnT
EVANSVILLE TOWNHOUSE 2 Bedroom, Laundry Hook-up Big yard. 1 1/2 baths. $650 + utilities. 608-628-9569 UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 10x20 - 12x30 24 / 7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road & Lincoln Road
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990 FARm: SERvICE & MERCHAnDISE
RENT SKIDLOADERS MINI-EXCAVATORS TELE-HANDLER and these attachments. Concrete breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake, concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher, rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump grinder. By the day, week, or month. Carter & Gruenewald Co. 4417 Hwy 92 Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411 CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Verona Press unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
Now hiring for a variety of full & part-time shifts at our beautiful senior living residence on Madison’s west side. Shift & weekend differentials, paid training & an array of benefits available.
WALMERS TACK SHOP 16379 W. Milbrandt Road Evansville, WI 608-882-5725
750 STORAgE SpACES FOR REnT
ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access BRAND NEW OREGON/BROOKLYN Credit Cards Accepted CALL (608)444-2900 C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904 DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber. Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$50/month 10x15=$55/month 10x20=$70/month 10x25=$80/month 12x30=$105/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244 NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 OREGON SELF-STORAGE 10x10 through 10x25 month to month lease Call Karen Everson at 608-835-7031 or Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347
980 MACHInERY & TOOLS
MADISON FOR SALE Two Scag Commercial Zero-turn lawnmowers. 1-48 inch machine ($2000) 1-61 inch machine ($3000) Professionally serviced and in very good condition. 608-249-6773 ALL ADS SUBMITTED SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY PUBLISHER OF THIS PAPER.
801 OFFICE SpACE FOR REnT
STOUGHTON 307 S Forrest Retail or Office Space. 400 sq ft. $299/month utilities included. 608-271-0101 VERONA- OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities. 608-575-2211 or 608-845-2052
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810 COmmERCIAL & InDUSTRIAL FOR SALE
L-7546: BEAUTIFUL Hardware Store with established business in Marion, WI. Good year round income. $250,000. Contact Nolan Sales, LLC, Marion at 715-754-5221 or 800-472-0290 for more info.
8210 Highview Drive - Madison
Oregon, Wisconsin Specialized Light Assembly, full or part-time
The work requires energetic people that can work on their feet for periods of 4-6 hours, must have excellent eye/hand coordination and hand/ﬁnger dexterity. Work requires assembling parts either individually or as part of a team at the rate of 200 – 300 per hour. Work shifts are 4 - 8 hours/day, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.
830 RESORT PROpERTY FOR SALE
L-1966: APPROX. 930 acres of Hunting Land in Oneida County all in one piece. Beautiful lodge sleeps 8. completely high fenced. Miles of frtg. on Tomahawk River. Lake frtg on Johnson Lake. Good business. Contact Nolan Sales LLC, Marion, at 715-754-5221 or 800-472-0290 for more information.
The Oregon Police Department is currently accepting applications to fill current vacancies and establish an eligibility list for future vacancies. The current starting salary is $44,566 a year. Qualifications: Must be 20 years of age, valid Wisconsin driver’s license, no felony convictions, preference given to certified law enforcement officers and 60 college credits from an accredited college. Apply: By 5:00 p.m., March 21, 2014 to the Oregon Police Department, 383 Park Street, Oregon WI 53575-1494. 608-835-3111. Only Oregon Police Department application forms will be accepted and processed. Applications will be mailed upon request. Applications may also be obtained on the Village website www.vil.oregon.wi.us.
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845 HOUSES FOR SALE
FARM/HORSE FARM: 35 Acres! Huge riding arena, tack room, barn/machine shed. Also beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath completely remodeled home. Large farm kitchen w/stand, 1st floor laundry, tiled floors, new roof. Creek running through property. fruit trees. $355,000 - - Call Pat's Realty, Inc. at 608-884-4311
Production Positions, Plastic Molding, full-time
This work requires operating plastic molding machines in a high tech facility. Prior experience in plastic manufacturing is required. Should be mechanically inclined in order to help maintain the equipment as necessary. Must have shift ﬂexibility. EOE
870 RESIDEnTIAL LOTS
ALPINE MEADOWS Oregon Hwy CC. Only 8 lots remaining! Choose your own builder 608-215-5895 OREGON BERGAMONT Lot 442 with full exposure By Owner Make offer! 608-212-2283 DANE COUNTY’S MARKETPLAE. The Verona Press Classifieds. Call 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
Head Custodian – High School
Due to a retirement, the Verona Area School District is looking for a dedicated, hard-working Head Custodian at the High School. This full-time, ﬁrst shift position is responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the cleaning and general upkeep of buildings, performing general maintenance, planning for facility use and coordinating/performing grounds work. Prior experience with all aspects of building and grounds maintenance and supervisor or lead worker experience desired. The starting salary is $18.21 per hour plus exceptional fringe beneﬁts, including health, dental, vacation, sick leave and pension contributions. How to Apply: Complete the WECAN online application at www.verona.k12.wi.us, and attach electronic copies resume and any certiﬁcations/ credentials to your application. Deadline: March 31, 2014
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Family Owned and Operated Since 1978
407 E. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI 608.845.6403
100 Cross Country Rd Verona, WI
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