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Call it “Paul Bunyan diplomacy.” Though the leaders of their two countries are not seeing eye to eye, when it comes to folklore, it turns out Russians and Americans are not too different from one another. That’s what Oregon High School globetrotting teacher Lou Kindschi discovered during a recent cultural exchange trip to Russia. The Russian-Ukranian border certainly has the world’s attention these days – an unpredictable hot spot in a post-Cold War Eastern Europe beginning to heat up. Kindschi was stationed about five miles from the border, so as the conflict in nearby Crimea raged, she was meeting in schools and small homes, talking to residents about their history and sharing folk stories. The program was offered by an organization called “American Friends of Russian Folklore,” a group dedicated to promoting American understanding of Russian folklore and traditional Russian life and culture. The group’s mission is to travel across the country, documenting and archiving local folklore to preserve it before it’s lost forever. “Russia is so vast and has so many kinds of cultures,” she said. The group recently received a grant from the U.S. State Department to send U.S. teachers along to help record the local history and exchange information about American folklore. The offer was wellreceived. “The Russian Embassy thought it was a good idea, because we could share our stories of folklore to these rural areas, and we would speak at local schools,” Kindschi said. “It’s so rich with opportunities to really see rural Russia. It also gave the Russian scholars an opportunity to talk with children in those areas, and tell them, ‘You’re sitting on a treasure here – when your
In its last meeting before three new members are sworn in April 28, the Oregon School Board couldn’t muster the votes needed to pass two resolutions on providing supplemental pay - partly because three outgoing members declined to vote. The additional income would be directed to several district teachers that board members fear could be hired away by other school districts, possibly in the coming weeks.
The board met for about 45 minutes in closed session Monday night before returning to vote on a motion by Dan Krause to direct district superintendent Brian Busler to open discussions with the Oregon Education Association regarding supplemental pay, which would allow the district to pay specific teachers more than usual. Rae Vogeler seconded the motion, but with outgoing members Courtney Odorico, Lee Christensen and Wayne Mixdorf abstaining
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Ag teacher’s Brazil trip tackles growing challenges
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Find out how Beaty’s ag students are investigating hydroponics and urban gardening. towering South American sugar cane. Beaty recently returned from eight days touring Brazil with an American Farm Bureau program,
‘She said, ‘I never knew what to think about Americans, and now I meet you and you are simple folks, just like we are.’
Kindschi speaking of her Russian friend
When it comes to answering the question, “How do you feed 9 billion people in 2050?” O r e g o n Beaty High School agriculture education teacher Jillian Beaty might have found some answers among the
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Oregon High School teacher Lou Kindschi recently traveled to Russia, about five miles from the Ukraine border, where she toured small rural schools to exchange folk stories with residents. She said she was overwhelmed by the kindness of the people, and both sides learned they have much in common.
grandmother was singing or telling stories, this has value.’”
With a Russian invasion happening just a few miles away, the trip offered a much more interesting perspective than Kindschi could have possibly hoped for. One morning, she was
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OSD: Supplemental pay issue put off
Continued from page 1 and Jeff Ramin and Steve Zach voting against, the 2-2 vote resulted in a failed motion. Krause said the “time may have come” for the idea of giving supplemental pay for certain teachers, but said it should not be done without first reaching out to the teachers’ union and “getting some feedback.” “We’ve always taken the market into consideration, but in this case, we’re taking certain teachers in a certain area and saying the market affects them in a way it doesn’t affect other teachers, and therefore regardless of seniority or anything else, we’re going to give them more pay because the market will take them away if we don’t,” he said. “I want to talk to the unions to let them know what we’re thinking … and we value their input.” Krause said he asked the board to move quickly on the matter and possibly meet again later in the week for further discussion or action “because we may lose our top candidates for an open position.” Vogeler said the move would be a “very significant change” from the way the board has done business in the past, necessitating talking things over with district employees first. “It would possibly set up a two-tier scale … and cause some disruption and a little bit of angst among the employees – ‘Why are some people getting this very significant raise while other people are not?’” she said. “To head that off, it’s important we engage the employees in this conversation.” Vogeler said with three new board members joining in two weeks, final decisions on the matter should wait until then. “Any kind of decision like this should be taken in terms of the big picture,” she said. Zach opposed the motion,
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According to a press release last week from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Oregon School District will receive $108,781 from the state’s Common School Fund. The amount is based on the number of children ages 4-20 living in public school districts across the state. The Common School Fund was established by the Wisconsin Constitution as a permanent trust fund. The district must use the funds by June 30 to purchase books, digital saying he wanted to take immediate action on the pay increases “because of pending recruitment, that’s critical to take action on supplemental pay so as to be able to extend an offer.” After Krause’s motion failed, Zach offered a new motion to offer the resources and technology housed in school libraries. State Superintendent Tony Evers said the funds are integral in helping students develop collegeand career-ready skills needed for their future. “The allocations from the Common School Fund are the main and sometimes only funding available to purchase the school library resources – digital and print – that are accessible to students in our schools,” he said.
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Local couple buying another historic building
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Jerry and Bonnie Thiel have a May 30 closing scheduled for the property at 101 S. Main St., the home of two businesses, DeBroux’s Diner and Academy of Sound.
A new state law could help the Town of Dunn with new development projects. Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 338 earlier this month, which allows large, urbanized towns to create tax increment financing (TIF) districts as a way to encourage development. TIF is a development tool in which tax increments above a certain base value are placed in a special fund and used to pay for improvements inside the TIF district. Cities and villages have been able to create TIF districts for many years for revitalizing blighted areas, attracting lucrative industries and more recently to mix developments in ways that might not be possible otherwise. But critics say it’s too often used for projects that don’t need the help. The law requires the town to have a population of at least 3,500 people
and equalized values of at least $500 million. The Town of Dunn meets both criteria, but town officials said they have no specific plans to use TIF in the near future. Town chair Ed Minihan said the town would likely look at TIF on a caseby-case basis for development projects. “We are exploring how we might be able to use that concept creatively,” Minihan told the Hub. Town land use manager Erica Schmitz said she was reviewing the details of the law and that the Town Board has yet to discuss the new law. She noted that the town doesn’t have much development outside of singlefamily residential homes, but that other future projects might be eligible for TIF. The town didn’t have any role in drafting the law, Minihan said. The bill was drafted by Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) and Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg).
The couple that bought and renovated the two b uildings that are now Mason’s on Main restaurant and bar on South Main Street confirmed Tuesday that they have an accepted offer to buy another historic building on the same block in downtown Oregon. Jerry and Bonnie Thiel have a May 30 closing scheduled for the property at 101 S. Main St., the home of two businesses, DeBroux’s Diner and Academy of Sound. Jerry Thiel told the Observer buying the building “is just a long-term investment” and he doesn’t foresee any significant change of use for it. “We’re hoping that Greg (DeBroux, owner of the diner) is going to elect to stay with us and that the downtown only gets better, and that he can prosper along there with everybody else,” Thiel said. “I think there’s enough business to go around for everybody. We’re buying the building hopefully to enhance his business going forward.” The building was listed for sale at $495,000, and was assessed last year at $393,100. Thiel said he believes the building was constructed in about 1898, the same year that the Netherwood Building in the 100 block of Janesville Street was reconstructed
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after it burned down, and the former Masonic Lodge was built on South Main Street. That building is now one half of Mason’s on Main. Thiel said the only change planned for the 101 S. Main St. building is replacing a door that current owner Jeff Aebly had installed more than two years ago. It has been the subject of numerous discussions and potential legal action by the village because it’s in violation of the South Main Street Historic District Ordinance. “We don’t want to change anything except that door,” Thiel said. “We’re hoping the village will give us a little time after we purchase it to put in a historically correct
door.” Thiel said a rumor that he and his wife were considering opening a brew pub in the building is not accurate. “It is a possibility, but I don’t believe that is going to be the venue or the building for it,” he said. He noted the building they’re buying is “in relatively good shape.” “We hope to straighten out a few things and make it last another 100 years or so,” Thiel said. Academy of Sound music studio occupies most of the building’s second floor, along with a two-bedroom apartment. Thiel also confirmed that he and his wife had made
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Thank you to outgoing school board
As the new school board members accept their new positions, I congratulate them for stepping up to a volunteer position with a lot of time out of their personal lives in an attempt to improve the Oregon school system. That said, I would also extend a sincere thank you to Wayne, Courtney and Lee for their many hours, and years, spent on our behalf. A thankless job well served in my book. As the new board members take their place, I am hoping that they see beyond the base platform on which they ran. Making nice with the teachers seems great, but I question whether it was even an issue. The “just cause” banner seems overrated. Were any teachers dismissed because they wore the wrong shirt? Were any teachers dismissed because they own the wrong car? Of course not. Regardless of “just cause” language, the present board had no interest in dismissing teachers dedicated to their position, and dedicated to educating our children. I am hoping the incoming board decides that debating ridiculous issues like whether to move the tables off the stage is an utter waste of board time. I am hoping that the incoming board recognizes that any referendum proposed should include non-academic improvements to the infrastructure. Athletics is an integral part of high school life, so improvements to athletic fields, the field house, etc., should be included in any proposal. I am hoping the incoming board recognizes that the current procurement system is totally broken. Introducing bidding processes, mandates on when requests for proposals are needed, and oversight on awarding of contracts would align the Oregon School District with what corporate America does every day. If and when referendums are passed, this will be key to effective cost control for awarded contracts. Without overhaul of the lax purchasing mechanisms currently in place, I would urge a no vote to any referendum proposal. Best of luck to the incoming board. Steve Johnston Village of Oregon
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long from the energy acquired during meditation at these times. In meditation, we simply close the eyes, breathe deeply to quiet the mind and open up to the creative or abstract area of our consciousness. Like a radar dish, we turn our awareness to that area known as the “no thinking zone,” ready to receive impressions from our divine nature. Connecting for just 15 minutes a day can make a difference in our overall well-being. Like most people, my experiences with meditation have always lacked a “WOW” factor. No bright lights, no angels or other super cool experiences. Just me sitting quietly, waiting for “something” that never seems to show itself. I guess one could say that I meditate on pure faith that something “good” is happening. Having over two decades of meditation experiences, I totally understand why people are resistant or “too busy” to devote any time to it. While there is an immediate benefit of relaxation, meditation is mostly an abstract experience. Since our divine nature is formless energy, we can’t really tell when we’ve connected to it. When this abstract energy does filter down into our consciousness awareness, it can show up as a feeling or desire to make a positive change in our life. Or perhaps we come to a deeper understanding about a troublesome situation or relationship in our life. These experiences are
subtle and seem like they come from within us, so we fail to connect these happenings with our meditations. The benefits of meditation are far-reaching, but they are subtle and hard to define. It’s challenging for the mind to see its usefulness when we are trained to value only physical effects or material things. It takes faith that there is something more to it than meets the eye. It’s up to each of us as an individual to begin to see life and live life as a co-creator of our divinity. Meditation could be our best connection. Through meditation, I have found clarity in the midst of upheaval and confusion. It is a tool I use to help me navigate life’s challenges and let go of worry and anxiety. I use meditation for contemplation, as a time of reflection, and an inner connection to that quiet stillness that recharges my batteries. I often fall asleep, too, but that’s OK. Even if you are not completely sold on the practice of meditation, I would suggest trying it during the upcoming full moon cycles in April, May and June. It’s simple, it doesn’t take long, and we can load up for the whole year. The benefits of meditation are never lost; no matter how much or how little, it all adds up. Doris Deits is the owner of Peaceful Heart Gifts in Oregon.
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Oregon-Brooklyn Food Pantry food distribution days are now an hour longer. At the next day where the public can pick up food, April 24, the pantry, located at 1092 Union Road, will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. It was previously open until 6 p.m., but pantry director Linda Fuller said they aimed for longer hours that are more convenient for pantry goers and volunteers. “We are planning a
people outside in terrible weather starting at 1 p.m.,” she told the Observer in an email last week. The pantry announced this winter that it is looking for a larger space to hopefully be donated or subsidized by a donor. The pantry is currently in a warehouse complex that was donated. The space does not have a waiting room area, which forces long lines of people to wait in all sorts of weather conditions. The pantry listed a “wish list” of needs for a new space to improve their
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Dance April 26
The Oregon Brooklyn Optimist Club will hold its second annual Spring Barn Dance April 26. The dance will be at the O’Brien Barn at 552 Glenway Road in Brooklyn from 4 to 10:30 p.m. The event, which is one of the group’s major fundraisers, will feature three music and dance groups: NexGen Square Dancers, The Byrd Brothers and Electric Blue. NexGen will offer lessons and square dancing from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by The Byrd Brothers at 7 p.m. and Electric Blue will begin at 7:30 p.m. Beyond dosie-dos, the event will include a dessert auction with desserts donated by local bakers and restaurants. Tickets for the event are $10 per person or $25 for a family.
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What: Optimist Club Spring Barn Dance When: Saturday, April 26, 4-10:30 p.m. Where: O’Brien Barn, 552 Glenway Road, Brooklyn Cost: $10/person or $25/family Info: Oregon Brooklyn Optimist Club Facebook page The Optimist Club offers scholarships, student awards and anti-bullying and safety programs, and proceeds from the event will go toward those and other youth programs. If you have a dessert to donate or questions, call Margaret Straub at 8433362.
Alton Erickson Recognized for 55 Years of Service
The Brooklyn Fire/EMS Protection District held its annual banquet on Saturday, March 15, and several firefighters and EMS volunteers were recognized for their years of service. Assistant chief Mason Barber presented service pins to Alton Erickson, 55 years, John Stone, 35 years, Brian Smith, 25 years, Leif Spilde, 20 years, Dan Finke 15 years, Mason Barber and Darren Arndt, 10 years, and Joel Malak, John Erlandson and Tom Bowers, five years. Evelyn Hall, EMS Director, presented five year service pins to the following volunteers for their service: Dan Dean, John Erlandson and Bob Frandy. New EMS volunteers Nina Craig, Zachary Gaus, Zachary Goiffon and Linda Fillner were introduced. Board representative, Mark O’Brien, along with chief Tom Bowers and EMS Director Evelyn Hall thanked the volunteers for their service and their families for their continued support.
Town of Dunn Arbor Day celebration set for April 26
With a cold winter finally in the rear-view mirror, nothing says spring like Arbor Day. People are invited to mark their calendars for the 2014 Arbor Day Celebration from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Dunn Town Hall, and bring a dish to pass and share a meal with neighbors. A regional forest pest specialist will be the guest speaker and will also make the Tree City presentation. Free trees will be given out. Tom Shepherd, a member of the Land Trust Commission and chairman of the town parks committee, will receive the stewardship award for Steward of the Community. The Aldo Leopold Nature Center will present the movie, “The Lorax,” and children can pretend they are “Swomee Swans,” “Brown Barbaloots” and “Humming
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What: Town of Dunn Arbor Day celebration When: 4-6 p.m., Saturday, April 26 Where: Dunn Town Hall, 4156 County B Info: Call Mary at 8381081, ext. 201 Fish” as they enjoy this interactive reading of Dr. Seuss’s classic tale. There will be a potluck dinner after the presentation of the 2014 Stewardship award. Paper plates, napkins, eating utensils and beverages will be supplied. Come meet other residents and share in this fun family event. People are invited to bring their favorite dish to pass and celebrate Arbor Day.
Fire Chief Tom Bowers and Alton Erickson receiving his service pin for 55 years of service with the Brooklyn Fire Dept.
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ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 Pastor Rich Johnson SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. classic service 10:45 a.m. new song service BROOKLYN LUTHERAN CHURCH 101 Second Street, Brooklyn (608) 455-3852 Pastor Rebecca Ninke SUNDAY 9 a.m. Holy Communion 10 a.m. Fellowship COMMUNITY OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH PO Box 233, Oregon, 53575 (608) 286-3121 ofﬁce@communityoﬂife.us Pastor Eric Wenger SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry Parkway, Oregon COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Brooklyn (608) 455-3344 Pastor Dave Pluss SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 143 Washington Street, Oregon (608) 835-3554 Pastor Karl Hermanson SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship Holy Communion 2nd & last Sundays FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC) Oregon, WI 53575 608-835-3082 fpcoregonwi.org SUNDAY: 10 a.m. Blended Worship 11 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship 11:15 a.m. All-ages activity FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 www.memorialucc.org Pastor: Phil Haslanger Associate Pastor Twink JanMcMahon SUNDAY 8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Central Campus: Raymond Road and Whitney Way SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY - 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Worship West Campus: Corner of Hwy. PD and Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY - 9 & 10:15 a.m., 6 p.m. Worship (608) 271-6633 HILLCREST BIBLE CHURCH 752 E. Netherwood, Oregon Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor (608) 835-7972 www.hbclife.com SUNDAY 8:30 am & 10:15 am Worship service at Oregon High School PAC Quest for grades 1-6 during 10:15 service HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH 651 N. Main Street, Oregon Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl (608) 835-5763 holymotherchurch.weconnect.com SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship PEOPLE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon Pastors Jason and Johanna Mahnke (608) 835-3755 www.peoplesumc.org Communion is the 1st & 3rd weekend SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY - 9 a.m. worship and Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship; 5 p.m. The Gathering Sunday night service with simple supper to follow ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 625 E. Netherwood, Oregon Pastor Paul Markquart and Pastor Emily Tveite (608) 835-3154 5 p.m. Saturday evening Worship 8 a.m. Traditional Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. New Community Worship (9:30 a.m. Summer) VINEYARD COMMUNITY CHURCH Oregon Community Bank & Trust, 105 S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon Bob Groth, Pastor (608) 835-9639 SUNDAY - 10 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - Paoli At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB Rev. Sara Thiessen (608) 845-5641 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship
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District are welcomed to come to the Safety Day pantry from 3-7 p.m. at 1092 Union The Brooklyn Area Veterans Com- Road. For more information, visit The Oregon Police Department’s mittee is selling U.S. flags to support obfp.org. annual Safety Day is 9 a.m. to noon the construction of the Brooklyn Area on May 3 at Prairie View Elementary School. Veterans Memorial. The flags will be on display on the southeast corner of Capital City Jazz Fest Contact Officer Neubert at 835Douglas Drive and County MM near 3111 x 241 or email cneubert@vil. The Madison Jazz Society will kick the “fundraising thermometer.” oregon.wi.us. off its second quarter century of festiEach $5 will purchase an 8-inch by vals with the 26th annual Capital City 12-inch flag. Flags can be purchased Jazz Fest at the Madison Quality Inn by through the Brooklyn Area Veter- & Suites, 2969 Cahill Main, Fitch- Cancer survivors’ dinner ans Memorial, P.O. Box 272, Brook- burg. The annual Relay For Life Cancer lyn, Wisconsin 53521. For informaAlthough both sessions on April 26 Survivors’ Dinner will be held Sattion, call 455-5049 or email lyle@ are sold out, tickets are still available urday, May 3, at American Legion wanlessauctiongroup.com. for the kick-off celebration on April Hall Otis Sampson Post 59, 803 North 24, and the sessions on April 25 and Page St. Stoughton at 5:30 p.m. Cancer survivors are invited to a April 27. Advance individual session Home energy assistance tickets ($32 per session) are avail- social evening and a free spaghetti program able by mail only; the single session dinner. Guests are welcome, and are Has this cold winter strained your price increases to $35 at the door. For asked to contribute a good will donabudget? You might qualify for energy more information, call 850-5400 or tion at the door. Call Kathy Horton at 873-7455 to assistance. A representative will be at go to madisonjazz.com. reserve your seat. You can also email the senior center from 1-4 p.m. April Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. 21 to help you. Call 333-0333 to schedule an appointment or call 835- Rolling Meadows open house Rolling Meadows Homes will have Relay For Life meetings 5801 for information. an open house Saturday, April 26, Oregon Relay For Life will hold from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rolling MeadPantry pickup ows is a set of 55+ independent living planning team meetings May 6 and June 3. Each meeting is 6:30-8 p.m. Oregon-Brooklyn Food Pantry has condos. New members are always welcome. For more info, go to rollingmeadpickup coming up Thursday, April For location details, call 220-8783. 24. Residents in the Oregon School owshomes.org.
• 7-8:30 p.m., 15th Annual OHS Art Department Art Show and Silent Auction, high school commons • 1 p.m., sing-along with Jane and Anne, senior center • 2 p.m., Al and Gail Brown discuss Africa trip, bicycle project, senior center • 6:30 p.m., Oregon Middle School fine arts night • 10:45 a.m., concert by Steven James, senior center • 4 p.m., Spring Barn Dance and Blue Plate dessert auction, O’Brien’s Barn, 552 Glenway Road, Brooklyn, 843-3362 • 7 a.m. to noon, Masons’ pancake breakfast - water tower/pump house fundraiser, Oregon Masonic Center, 201 Park St.
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Aristotle claimed that there were three basic ways we can persuade others: logic, emotion and character. Often we want to know the reason why we should do something. A physician who explains how a medicine will benefit her patient is appealing to logic. And when she tells him the terrible consequences which are likely to result if he doesn’t treat his condition, she is appealing to emotion, in this case, fear. And by convincing her patient that she really is a kind and compassionate physician who has her patient’s best interest in mind she is appealing to character. We are all more likely to listen to someone who we believe to be a genuinely good person. A fourth means of persuasion that can be effective, and which must be combined with character or moral persuasion, is the rule of seven touches. Sales and marketing folks know that they are more likely to make a sale after repeated contacts, and the rule of seven touches says to not give up on a potential sale until after you’ve had seven contacts. Familiarity, while admittedly sometimes breeding contempt, can also breed trust, at least when we are becoming familiar with someone who is friendly and seems genuinely interested in us. So if you want to persuade someone, combine your logical, emotional and moral arguments with a genuine interest in the other person, and make frequent contact with them. –Christopher Simon via Metro News Service With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone. Proverbs 25:15
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April 17, 2014
Zing-A-Ding enters 20th year in business
Oregon couple runs paint-free dent repair company from home
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Peterson makes ’40 under 40’ list
Academy of Sound director recognized by magazine
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Now that the snow and ice has mostly melted from your car, it’s a good time to look for dings from a runaway-shopping cart that might have hit your vehicle this winter. That’s where Zing-ADing, Inc.- an instant paintfree dent repair company– could come in handy. Zing-A-Ding is owned by Oregon couple Jane and Matt Rolfsmeyer, who have been serving Dane County’s dented cars for the past 20 years. “Our specialty is removing small dings and dents from vehicles using the process of paintless dent removal (PDR) without using fillers or repainting,” Jane told the Observer in a news release. The process takes about an hour and can be done at the customer’s home or business. They also have shop space in Middleton where customers can bring their vehicle for repair, but the bulk of their business is done as on-site work at local car dealerships. The PDR process works by “slowly massaging the dent from the back of the panel with specialized tools,” according to a national trade organization for PDR – a group that Zing-A-Ding is a member of. The dent is removed while the paint is still in tact, rather than scraping away the paint to repair the dent and then repainting. “When we perform this service, our customers are amazed at how fast and
835-9289 zingading.com easily the damage disappears,” Jane said. “Most times, it’s virtually impossible to tell there was even a dent to begin with.” Matt has competed in international dent repair competitions in order to keep his skills sharp and learn new techniques. Matt has placed in the top ten three times in the last decade at the “Dent Olympics” in Florida, Jane said. The business is run out of their Oregon home with Jane taking care of the billing and office work while Matt runs the repair work. The pair started their own business after working for an auto glass repair company in Madison. The company had created the dent repair division
Zing-A-Ding owner Matt Rolfsmeyer works to repair a dent in a car as part of the paint-free dent removal business. The company uses special equipment and techniques to remove dents without having to repaint parts of the car. Rolfsmeyer and his wife Patty have owned the Oregon-based company for 20 years.
only to shut it down after a few months. Matt had learned the trade had Jane and helped create the marketing materials, so they decided to buy the division and create their own company. They took out a loan and bought the equipment they
needed. They’ve had a few employees come and go in their 20 years, and have toyed with the idea of franchising the company, Jane said. “But after years of hard work, we decided to keep things simple,” she said.
Two-and-a-half months is a long time to keep a big secret. That’s something Academy of Sound executive director and founder Erin Peterson learned between Dec. 21, when InBusiness Magazine emailed her to inform her she was on its 2014 “40 Under 40” list, and March 1, when she was t e c h n i c a l l y Peterson allowed to share the big news. “I was so excited,” Peterson, 32, said. “I wanted to tell my family and stuff, but I knew my family would be too proud to keep it to themselves.” Instead, she told one close friend who she knew could keep a secret. Otherwise, it was between her and the magazine. The list comprises 40 “rising young business stars” in the Madison area and celebrates that “youth – at least in their case” is not wasted on the young.” The magazine wrote that Peterson “embodies community investment” through her involvement in the Oregon Chamber of Commerce, the Oregon Historic Preservation Commission and the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. It also mentions the nonprofit she co-founded, Historic Community Renewal, Inc., which focuses on acquiring and preserving historic properties. The list went outside of the candidates’ business
experience, also taking into account hobbies and outside activities. For Peterson, that includes salsa dancing, world traveling and hiking. In February, Peterson took part in a video shoot and sent in photos for the magazine to use, a process she said was “so much fun.” The video asked those on the list three questions. Peterson’s answers to two of them illustrate how she feels about her business and where she hopes to take it. In choosing who she would have dinner with if anyone in the world, dead or alive, were an option, Peterson chose Walt Disney “because he took his dream and turned it into a reality that’s still going on after his death and still continuing to grow.” “I would love to do the same thing with the Academy,” Peterson told the Observer. The second question asked what she would tell her 21-year-old self that she knows now. Peterson said that was tough because 21 was the age she started Academy of Sound. “I can look back … and mostly I wouldn’t change anything that I did,” she said. “I wish that I could’ve told myself which activities would actually help the business grow and which would be a waste of time. Nothing that I’ve done is entirely a waste of time.” Overall, she said it was an exciting experience that rewarded the hard work she’s put in throughout her career. “It’s hard to put (the feeling) into words,” Peterson said. “It was sort of like everything that I’ve been working toward over the last 10 or 11 years in my business, it’s like everything came full circle. “All in this one point in time, it’s really hard to explain.”
Country View earns honor from state department
Country View Veterinary Clinic was named one of eight “Business Friends of Education” in Wisconsin by state superintendent Tony Evers this month. The awards recognize businesses that help students graduate well prepared for college and career. “The collaborative partnerships fostered between industry and education play a key role in preparing Wisconsin students for the future,” Evers said in a news release. “These supportive relationships make a difference in student’s lives and strengthen our communities for years to come.” Amy Robinson of Country View Veterinary Clinic has lent her expertise as a veterinarian to improve the educational experiences of Oregon High School students and its career and technical education program. In just the past four years, Robinson has worked with 14 agriculture youth apprenticeship students, providing handson experience and skills to help them pursue their interests in veterinary or animal fields. In addition, Robinson volunteers her time as a member of the local agriculture advisory committee and works with instructors to create pet care/veterinary science and horse and animal science curricula that are engaging and relevant for students. The 2014 Business Friends of Education awards were presented April 11 during the annual Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference in Middleton. The honorees also participated in a panel discussion to share their experiences integrating academic knowledge, technical and career education and workplace learning skills.
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April 17, 2014
Russia: Teacher got a close-up look at Ukraine crisis while studying Russian culture
Continued from page 1 was heading into the village of Bryansk Oblast to do a school presentation when she noticed Russian special forces units in a van with a “big satellite dish” facing a large valley. As they drove by, people in their group asked what was going on. “The driver said, ‘Russia has invaded Ukraine,’” she said. “I said, ‘What?’” Kindschi said most people in the area were “not real happy” about Russia’s actions, saying Russia had a stronger military and was forcing itself on Ukraine. At the same time, others said that historically Crimea (the region Russia forcibly annexed) was more related to Russia than Ukraine. Tensions were not necessarily high, but there was certainly an added level of concern about Kindschi and the other American teacher who accompanied her. For the next three days, U.S. Embassy personnel checked on their well-being. “They were (initially) there to see if their money was being well-spent; if it was a project we should continue to encourage,” Kindschi said. “But we were in a pretty rural areas, so it was also could we tolerate
“The driver said, ‘Russia has invaded Ukraine,’” she said. “I said, ‘What?’”
that lifestyle, and with the Russian invasion, to see if everything was OK.”
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One of the traditional celebrations she encountered was “Maslenitsa,” a weeklong festival similar to Mardi Gras, which she said has over time taken on both the trappings of pagan and older Christian celebrations. “It was a pagan ritual which celebrated the end of a long winter and hopefully a rich spring and eventually a rich harvest,” Kindschi said. “They have a Lady Maslenitsa doll which they burn at the end of the week and they sing songs, then they bury her ashes, which is supposed to help bring rich crops.” When Christianity emerged in the region, residents adapted the ritual into a pre-Lenten celebration, where people consumed lots of pancakes, butter, and other rich foods every day of
One of the traditional celebrations she encountered was “Maslenitsa,” a week-long festival similar to Mardi Gras, which she said has over time taken on both the trappings of pagan and older Christian celebrations. Above, the burning “Maslenitsa” is the symbolic ending to the ceremonies.
a small rural area. Not surprisingly, they wanted to know lots of things about America and Americans. “They asked lots of questions about our schools and students – how do they get to school, what do they study, how much homework do they do,” she said. They were also curious about what the two cultures had in common, and to their great surprise, they found it in the larger-than-life Wisconsin folk hero Paul Bunyan and his trusty blue ox, Babe. Living in an area of Russia covered by thick woods, the lumber business and the clearing of land for farming – as with the early pioneer days of Wisconsin – is critically important. But the similarities didn’t end there. “There are a lot of similar challenges with the weather and cold, and having to work with animals,” Kindschi said. “They noticed that like Paul Bunyan, they eat a lot of pancakes, too (during Maslenitsa), and they were fascinated by the tale, and the common attributes of our folk tales.”
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In a very rural area, Kindschi saw the many differences between the lives of the Russians and her neighbors back in Oregon but she also – sometimes surprisingly – saw many similarities. She lived in the home of an older woman, or babushka, in an “extremely small” village with a fellow American teacher and two female translators. The roads had no vehicle traffic – people either walked where they were going or rode horses or carts. “They still plow fields using horses, and in that village, they use sleighs to transport hay for horses – there’s no seats, just straw stacked up,” Kindschi said. “The same kinds of sleighs they’ve been using for hundreds of years. It was really amazing.” Every morning, the teachers got a taste of warm milk, fresh from the cow, as well as plenty of Russian staples like cabbage, onions and potatoes. “We ate very well,” Kindschi said. The teachers gave frequent presentations at two schools that focused heavily on English skills, something she wasn’t expecting in such
In the evenings, the groups would meet at various women’s houses, where they would talk, record folk songs and enjoy the local hospitality. One woman even gave her a weaving made by her mother – a one-of-a-kind gift that overwhelmed Kindschi. It was her first time in Russia, and even for someone with her lengthy experience traveling around the world, the kindness and generosity of the people took her aback. “This one woman told me, ‘This has been the best day of my life,’” Kindschi said. “She said, ‘I never knew what to think about Americans, and now I meet you and you are simple folks, just like we are.’ We’re real people and that really impressed them.” She also gained a higher degree of respect and understanding for the teaching profession. “Teachers have so much in common, because we love our students and we want to invest in their future, so it’s hard not to care about someone else who also loves kids just like you do,” Kindschi said. “We weren’t there as politicians or bureaucrats – we experienced the same joys of connecting with students. It doesn’t matter where you are; we are the same. We work hard because we want what’s good for kids, and that was really wonderful.” When it was finally time to say goodbye, it was difficult for people on both sides. “Knowing we were there because we care about kids, it really opened doors for us – they were so receptive,” she said. “We felt really close to a group of people I never expected to meet, and to be accepted into their community, from the little ladies along the road to the man chopping wood every day in front of the house. “It was wonderful to be a part of their community.”
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Panthers have yet to drop a set in ‘14
Oregon boys tennis has gotten out to one of its most dominant starts in program history. Along the way the Panthers have jumped out to fivestraight shut outs to start the season.
Oregon 7, Portage 0
U13 girls Crush competition
The U13 Oregon Crush youth girls soccer team played through rain and muddy conditions last weekend to win the 2014 Reddan Spring Shootout. The girls defeated Rush Wisconsin 1-0 in the championship, and knocked off the Verona Orange 1-0 in the semifinals. The Crush also went 3-0 in pool play. They knocked off the Croatian Eagles White 1-0, and they defeated the Waunakee White 6-0. The Crush also defeated the Madison Black 9-0.
The visiting Portage Warriors were the Panthers latest victim on Tuesday as Oregon cruised to yet another 7-0 victory in the Badger Conference crossover dual. Senior Jackson Schneider and younger brother Calvin rolled 6-0, 6-0 atop the lineup against AJ Sierra and Nathan Hazard, respectively. Brady Behrend and freshman Charles Donovan capped the singles sweep at the No. 3 and 4 spots, winning 6-1, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1 against Jeffrey Scamar and Sam Clemmons. Oregon’s top doubles team of Jackson Wilhelm and Alec Onesti took care of business 6-1, 6-1 against Taylor Knochor and Layne Morrin. Meanwhile, Dakota Tollakson and Drew Christofferson knocked off Douglas Anderson and Adrian Smovy 6-0, 6-1. The Panthers’ No. 3 doubles team of Matt Reisdorf and Spencer Krebsbach finished out the evening with a quick 6-0, 6-0 victory. Oregon heads north to Reedsburg for a 4:30 p.m. dual against the Beavers before traveling to Fort Atkinson on Tuesday, April 22, to open the Badger Conference season. “Fort Atkinson, next week, will have a couple of really tough players,” Panthers Ben Conklin said. Jackson Schneider has yet to beat the Blackhawks’ No. 1 singles player Andrew Dahl. That following weekend the Panthers will see Madison La Follette and Madison East as well as sectional rival Verona at the East Invitational on April 25-26. “Practice only gets you so far,” Conklin said. “We’ve got to get these matches going. Hopefully it’ll be good competition for Edgewood.” Oregon travels to Reedsburg for a second Badger Conference crossover at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Madison Memorial Quad
Despite dealing with some injuries and the always-unpredictable Wisconsin spring weather, the Panthers managed to get in the Madison
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Weather forces the Panthers to postpone two more games
Postponements were the story for the Oregon softball team last week.
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The Panthers saw Tuesday evenings home game against Badger South Conference rival Stoughton postponed due to rain, snow and cold temperatures. That game has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, April 21. Oregon travels to Fort
Atkinson to face the Blackhawks in a make-up game at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Panthers then face the undefeated Monroe Cheesemakers at home on Tuesday, April 22 before facing Madison Edgewood in a doubleheader at Goodman Diamond on Thursday, April 24. The first pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.
Kate Spierings (2-for-3) hit a two-run double in the top of the first inning to account for all of the Panthers’ runs. Sarah Anderson was hit by a pitch and MacKenzie Kressin singled to start the inning. Oregon’s defense meanwhile finished with sixth errors on the evening. “It’s hard to compete in the Badger South when you are Milton 10, Oregon 2 (6 inn.) giving teams four or five extra Oregon struck first, but it was outs,” Panthers head coach Mike the host Milton Red Hawks who Derrick said. Mikayla Berge got the start, struck often last Thursday as the Panthers fell 10-2 in six innings. tossing 1 1/3 innings. Berger
was charged with four runs, though only one was earned. She walked two and struck out one. Cee Cee Herale pitched the final 4 2/3, striking out five, walking two and giving up three earned runs. Milton senior pitcher Courtney Terrill (2-for-4) drove in a game-high three runs, while junior outfielder Alex Urban finished 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of RBIs. Terrill earned the win in the circle, striking out nine over seven innings, while allowing four hits and two earned runs.
She walked two. “The whole team has a great attitude,” Derrick said. “I think we’ll learn from it and move on. We’re expecting a different result on Tuesday.”
Mad. West, Oregon (PPD)
Persistent rains and even a bit of snow forced the Panthers to postpone their non-conference game Monday against Madison West. Oregon will host the Regents in a make-up game at 5 p.m. on Kaiser Field.
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Tennis: Oregon buries Portage at home for another sweep
Continued from page 9 Memorial Quad on Saturday. “It was good to get three convincing wins, though they were a lot closer than the scoreboard showed,” Conklin said. Oregon beat Winona (Minn.), who Conklin said was a good team, 7-0. The match of the day came from Brady Behrend, who won a third-set super tiebreaker at No. 3 singles 5-7, 6-1, (10-8) against Tim Dimarais. Senior Alec Onesti defeated Cee Jay Schaffner in a close match at No. 2 singles, but stayed steady to outlast his opponent 6-4, 6-3. Conklin said it was the same thing for Jackson Schneider, who beat Ryan Ortega 7-6 (3), 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Oregon swept another team in the second round, blanking the host Spartans, who were without their No. 1 singles player, 7-0. Again the Panthers had to fight through some close matches to earn the victory, however. All three doubles were close against Madison Memorial with Jackson Wilhelm and Onesti taking their No. 1 doubles match 6-3, 6-3. Dakota Tollakson and Drew Christofferson followed that up with a 6-2, 6-3 win at 2 doubles, while Nate Ironmonger and Michael Hall held on 7-5, 6-2 at 3 doubles. Behrend stepped up and won a close match at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 7-5. “Brady had a great day overall,” Conklin said. Ironmonger also stepped
The Oregon High School girls soccer team went 1-1 last week and had two other games postponed due to weather.
Oregon 3, Janesville Craig 0
The Panthers started the week last Thursday with a 3-0 win at Janesville Craig. Junior midfielder Kelsey Jahn had two goals, while senior forward Dani Ironmonger picked up a goal and an assist. Freshman goalie Abby Breitbach was never tested in the shutout.
Appleton North 1, Oregon 0
The Panthers didn’t have the offense in the next game last Saturday, dropping a 1-0 contest at Appleton North. Freshman goalie Madelyn Peach finished with six saves.
Oregon, Kimberly (PPD)
The second game on Saturday was canceled due to rain. The game will not be made up. Tuesday’s game against Middleton at Oregon High School was postponed due to cold weather. No makeup date was announced by the Observer’s Tuesday deadline. The Panthers continue the season at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mount Horeb, and they then travel to Burlington at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Oregon, Middleton (PPD)
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Oregon freshman Calvin Schneider hits a slice return against Portage’s Nathan Hazard on Tuesday. Schneider cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory as the Panthers rolled 7-0.
up for his first varsity singles action and won a good battle at No. 4 singles 7-6 (8), 6-2 over Arham Zafar. Oregon finished off the day against the weakest of the other three teams competing once
again taking the dual against Lake Geneva Badger 7-0. Dan Griffith and Sam Schaeffer played some great doubles on the day, winning both of their doubles matches. “There were some
challenging matches here and there,” Conklin said. “We’ve met the injury and weather challenges – so far so good.”
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The Oregon High School baseball team scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth to lead it to a 9-1 lead over Milton last Thursday. Head coach Kevin Connor did not return messages for full stats before the Observer’s Tuesday deadline. The host Panthers (3-3 overall, 1-0 Badger South Conference) added two runs in the sixth and one each in the second and fourth innings. Senior Abe Maurice
was 2-for-2 with a double, while junior Mitch Weber added a triple. Senior Logan Laski picked up the win. He pitched six innings and allowed an earned run on seven hits. He struck out four and walked one. Senior Ross Galloway finished the game. He went an inning and allowed a hit. He also struck out a batter. Milton had five errors which led to four unearned runs. Oregon hosts Fort Atkinson at 5 p.m. Thursday, and it travels to Monroe at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April
22. The Panthers then host Madison Edgewood at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and they travel to Fireman’s Park in Cottage Grove at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, to take on Monona Grove.
Oregon, DeForest (DH)
Oregon hosted DeForest in a doubleheader Saturday and split the series, dropping the first game 10-0 and winning the second 7-2. The first game only went five innings as DeForest scored a run in the first, three in the second, another
in the fourth and five in the fifth. The Panthers bounced back in the second game scoring three times in the second and seventh. Oregon added the other run in the third. Laski was 2-for-3 to lead Oregon on offense.
Oregon, Stoughton (PPD)
Oregon’s Tuesday game at Stoughton was postponed due to field and weather conditions following a snowy Monday. There was no makeup date announced by the Observer’s deadline.
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The Oregon High School girls lacrosse team defeated Madison La Follette 10-3 for the first win of the season last Thursday. Freshman Brianna Tarantino scored three goals, while junior Mackenzie Torpy picked up two goals. Junior Hunter Klus also scored two goals, while seniors Rachel Dvorak and Katie Glover and sophomore Maddy Hess each had one goal. Junior Goalie Tasha Martin had six saves. The girls continue the season at 5 p.m. Thursday at Waunakee. –Article submitted
Oregon rugby goes 1-1 to open season
Led by captains John Peterson and Ryan Hale, the Oregon Rugby Club split matches with the Parkway Patriots and St Anthony’s last week. Monday was the season opener and the club travelled to Milwaukee to play the Parkway Patriots. Oregon started nine rookie players against an experienced team. After a couple rookie/first-game mistakes, the club found itself behind by four tries but started to settle into the match. The second half play was better controlled, which transpired into a couple well-earned tries. The first try was set up nicely, beginning with a 20-meter rumble by John Peterson, stopped 5 meters short. Ryan Barry picked up a ruck ball and pitches a perfect crash ball 5 meters out to Matt Sampson (Oregon), who drove between defenders to score. Minutes later Will Zeichert (Stoughton) scored from 5 meters out, off of a penalty play. JJ Rogers made both the conversions, but Oregon still lost the match 46-14. Oregon’s Second Fifteen lost 25-7 the only try coming from a nice run by Amond Galtney (Stoughton) from 20 meters out. Ryan Barry on the conversion. Oregon fared better Friday Night defeating St Anthony’s, 60-0. Rogers scored four tries, tying the club record of “Most Tries in a Single Game” with Matt Sampson. Ryan Hale and Sampson both scored a pair of tries. Payton Raeck and Troy Zahn scored a try each. The Second Fifteen won 19-10 against the Middleton “B” Side. Barry scored twice and Amond Galtney scored once. The Oregon Rugby Club is in second place in the Badgerland D2 Conference with 5 Super League Points (SLP). SLP = 4 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point if you score more than 4 tries, and 1 point if you lose by less than 7. The top four finishers qualify for the High School State Championships. Oregon’s next home game is against the Waukesha Rugby Club on Friday, 25 April at the Oregon Middle School. The game starts at 5 p.m. The Rugby Club is also running a music-video competition. Film the game and add your pictures or videos to a current song and create a music video. The best video will receive $100 cash prize. Details are on the web site OHSrugby.com. -Article submitted
Senior Christian Poe (18) celebrates with sophomore Trent Ricker (7) after Ricker found Poe for a goal that tied Madison Memorial last Thursday. Taggart Morley (8) also celebrates. The Panthers lost 9-8.
Panthers edged by Madison Memorial
The Oregon High School boys lacrosse team traveled to Memorial on Thursday, April 10, for their first conference game. Despite a close game, the Panthers fell 9-8. It was a competitive game with Memorial leading by one or two until the third quarter when senior Christian Poe tied the game at 7 with an assist from sophomore Trent Ricker. Memorial pulled ahead in the fourth quarter, and Oregon wan’t able to score again. Poe had five goals in the game, Ricker had three. New sophomore goalie Zack Jensen played in his first varsity conference game. Oregon’s first home game of the season is Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m. against Baraboo. Article submitted
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Oregon history is provided by the Oregon Area Historical Society at 159 W. Lincoln St. The society’s hours are Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the first Saturday of month: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (September - May) and Saturdays in June, July and August. Compiled by Jerry Neath. • The Library Board and Woman’s Club held a reception at “the public library hall.” On a cold blustery January evening the hall was filled to capacity to hear a lecture by the Hon. A. H. Sholts entitled “Lights from American Literature.” Following the lecture a lunch was served during which Donald McGill provided Victrola music. (A Victrola was one of the first phonograph machines that became very popular at this time that played music from discs.) • The Oregon Business Men’s Club protested to the Village Board against the granting of a electric light franchise to any company composed of non-residents and went on to recommend that if any franchise be granted it be to residents and property owners of the Village. An electric company from Evansville had recently been in the area taking a survey of the residents concerning electrical service. R. Pease appeared before the board recommending the establishment of a local electric company. • A fire broke out just prior to the foreclosure sale of J. F. Genin’s blacksmith shop. However, the fire was gotten under control before much damage was done and the sale went on as scheduled. The property was sold by the sheriff to the mortgagee, Nettie Horton, for $750.00. • Local butter maker, A. C. Hillstad, received one of the highest scores for his butter (91.66) at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Buttermaker’s Association held in Madison. • At the Wisconsin Horse Breeder’s Association Horse Show held in Madison, Eugene Barry took first prize for his draft team in the over 2,800 pounds class with the Fincher Bros. coming in second in the same class.
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100 years ago (l914)
• Members of the Oregon School District formed an AFS Committee and applied to the American Field Service for a charter to enable the district to host foreign exchange students. Members of the committee were Mrs. Gerhard Lundey, chairperson, Mrs. Francis Powers, Mr. Bryant • An application was filed Wackman, Florence Kellor, with the state banking depart- Mr. Henry Appel, Mrs. Eugene ment to charter a new bank to O’Neill, and Atty. Jay Winter. be located in the Village. The signers to the application were • Sunnyside Hatchery opened W. L. Ames, A. H. Sholts, R. C. for business. The owners, Karl Tipple, J. J. Lindsay, and H. E. and Maxine. Wilke, stated that G. Kemp. there would be approximately 30,000 chicks a week hatched • An ad in the paper encour- at their new plant. aged people to move to western Canada where there were • John Struck, president free 160 acre farms located of Oregon Feed and Supply, in the provinces of Manitoba, announced that an open house Saskatchewan and Alberta. will be held at the new fertilizer blending plant on Market Street. The new facility will 50 years ago (1964) enable farmers to have their fertilizers blended to their exact • The PTA Fun Night, “Ells specifications. A-Poppink” was under the able direction of Don Bates and • Norris Breitbach, D.C. held Durlin Pawlisch. One of the an open house at the new skits had Ann Bossingham and Breitbach Chiropractic Office Betty Booth donning their gay located at 167 N. Main St. nineties bathing suits. Breibach, in his third year of practice in Oregon, had remod• The FFA sponsored its eled the former restaurant to annual “Sweetheart Ball” at accommodate his office. the High School Gym, featuring Sammy Eggum and his • A total of 5,074 area resiOrchestra. Admission was dents obtained their second $1 for singles and $1.50 for round of Sabin polio vaccines. couples. As with the first round, the clinic was held at the High • Ted Feller announced that School Gym with all-volunteer he has leased the Gulf Service help. Station on Janesville Street and were be operating under the name of Ted’s Gulf. ( 25 years ago (1989) The station was located at the • The Badger Conference present day Cousin’s Subs and Wrestling Tournament was D-Chai, LLC.) held in Oregon. OHS wrestlers Scott Pernot and Jason • Lappley Chevrolet Co. Sweeney both captured conadvertised that custom- ference championships in ers had 45 different models their respective classes. Both
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1906 girls basketball team
Left to right: Hazel (Criddle) Lalor, Ione (Tussler) Shellestad, Lou (Dreher) Ace, Florence (Hanan) Bennett, Elsie (Short) Pease, Carrie (Fox) Burn, Louva (Chappel) Sweeney, Florence Feeney, Lila Theobold and Mabel Fisher.
wrestlers recorded 26 wins. • The OHS Boy’s Basketball They advanced to the Regional Competition where they both team scored a win over captured first place in their Waunakee to end its season (13-3) giving it a share respective weight class. of the Badger Conference • Cal Callaway, former OHS Title with Monona Grove and football coach, was induct- Stoughton. Leading scorers ed into the Wisconsin High in the Waunakee game were School Football Coaches’ Hall Steve Merry (26), Mike Statz of Fame. He came to Oregon (15) and Rick Gnewuch (10). in 1965. During his 18 years • Dr. Bill Plummer is the as head football coach he had a record of 108 wins, fourth Oregon recipient of the 46 losses, and 10 ties along Paul Harris Fellowship Award with ten conference champi- given by the local Rotary Club onships. He also served on in recognition of service given the organizational committee to Rotary International and the for the Wisconsin High School local community. Coaches Association as well • FFA students received five as being active in many other weeks of micro-computer W.I.A.A. activities. instruction related to agri• The Oregon School District culture and business and the spelling bee winners this storing of records on disyear were Michael O’Brien, kettes. Those participating Lisa Barriolhet, and Jason included Steve Clark, Don Barnes. Stephanie Holmes Marshall, Chris Schmidt, Troy was named as an alternate. Sherven, Ritchie Lloyd, and The three winners will advance Allan Phillips. to the Regional Spelling Bee in • Those qualifying for the March.
Oregon Golfer’s Bowling Tournament (Scratch Division) were Bud Frye, Kevin Bailey, Bill Marshall, Ed Smith, and Ken Noyce. Qualifying in the Handicap Division were Bob Everson, Mike Nelson, Ron Bailey, Junior Fosso, and Phil Schultz
10 years ago (2004)
• Noe Arteaga of CostaMex Productions requested permission to turn 21,000 square feet of Rob Gooze’s Oregon Sports and Fitness building into a music venue/convention hall in addition to renting other spaces in the facility for community events. A conditional use permit and a liquor license was approved by the Village Board. • J J Development Group LLC (Jim Miller and Shane Sparks) reported that the development of Brooklyn
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order. 4. Discussion and possible Recommendation to the Town Board: a. CUP; Petition # DCPCUP-2014-02271; Parcel # 0509-0838000-7. 5. Approval of minutes from the last meeting. 6. Public Comments. 7. Discussion and possible Action re: TORC procedures. 8. Update on Anderson Park. 9. Communications. 10. Adjournment. Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official posting locations (Town Hall, Town of Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon Village Hall) including the Town website at www.town.oregon.wi.us or join the Town’s e-mail list to receive agendas at email@example.com. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by any governmental body at said meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Clerk’s office at 835-3200 with 48 hours notice Posted: April 15, 2014 Publication: April 17, 2014 WNAXLP
1. Open Public Hearing: a. Conditional Use Permit; Petition # DCPCUP-2014-02271; Parcel #0509-0838000-7. The request is to obtain a conditional use permit (cup) for a limited family business (limousine and bus service). The property is zoned A-1Ex. Petitioner and Owner Wayne & Dee Ace, 1219 County Highway D., Oregon, WI 53575. 2. Close Public Hearing. 3. Call Plan Commission meeting to
Town of Oregon Plan CoMMiSSion Agenda TueSday, April 22, 2014 6:30 PM Oregon Town Hall 1138 Union Road Oregon, WI 53575
The regular meeting of the School Board of the Oregon School District was called to order by Ms. Courtney Odorico, President at 5:03 PM in the Rome Corners Intermediate School in the Village of Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. Upon roll call, the following board members were present: Mr. Wayne Mixdorf, Mr. Dan Krause, Mr. Lee Christensen, Mr. Jeff Ramin, Ms. Rae Vogeler, Mr. Steve Zach and Ms. Courtney Odorico. The following board members were absent: none. Administrators present: Dr. Brian Busler, Mr. Andy Weiland, Dr. Anita Koehler, Mrs. Candace Weidensee, Mr. Dan Rikli, Ms. Michelle Gard, Mrs. Shannon Anderson, Dr. Leslie Bergstrom, Mr. Jon Tanner, Ms. Jina Jonen, Ms. Kelly Meyers and Ms. Kerri Modjeski. Proof in the form of a certificate by
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF THE OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT HELD ON MARCH 10, 2014
the Oregon Observer of communications and public notice given to the public and the Oregon Observer and a certificate of posting as required by Section 19.84 Wisconsin Statutes as to the holding of this meeting was presented by Ms. Odorico. Mr. Krause moved and Mr. Mixdorf seconded the motion to proceed with the meeting according to the agenda as posted. Motion approved by unanimous voice vote. 1. Site Visit: Dr. Bergstrom, Ms. Whitish and the Blue Team staff shared with the Board their educational programming and priorities at RCI. A. CONSENT CALENDAR: Mr. Mixdorf moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to remove items 1-4 from the Consent Agenda. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Zach, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Krause, Ms. Vogeler and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. Mr. Christensen also requested that items 9 & 11 from the Consent Agenda. 1. Approve minutes of February 10, 2014 meeting; Mr. Christensen moved and Mr. Zach seconded the motion to approve the February 10, 2014 meeting minutes. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Christensen, Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin, and Ms. Odorico. The following members abstained from voting: Mr. Mixdorf, Ms. Vogeler, and Mr. Krause. Motion passed. 2. Approve minutes of the February 24, 2014 meeting; Mr. Christensen moved and Ms. Vogeler seconded the motion to approve the February 24, 2014 meeting minutes. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Christensen, Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Krause and Ms. Odorico. The following members abstained from voting: Mr. Ramin and Mr. Zach. Motion passed. 3. Approve minutes of Closed Session meeting of February 17, 2014; Mr. Christensen moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to approve the February 17, 2014 meeting minutes. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Christensen, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Mixdorf and Mr. Zach. The following members abstained from voting: Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Krause and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed. 4. Approve minutes of Closed Session meeting of February 27, 2014; Mr. Christensen moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to approve the February 27, 2014 meeting minutes. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Christensen, Mr. Ramin Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Zach, Mr. Krause and Ms. Odorico. Ms. Vogeler abstained from voting. Motion passed. Mr. Ramin moved and Mr. Krause
seconded the motion to approve the following: 5. Approval of Payments in the amount of $1,270,307.01; 6. Staff Retirement of Sue Capelle, District Wide Teacher; 7. Staff Assignments – none; 8. Field Trip Request – 2014 FCCLA State Leadership Conference, March 31April 2, 2014-Wisconsin Dells. 10. Open Enrollment Exception Applications (3) – 1 third grader, 1 8th grader and 1 9th grader. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Ramin, Mr. Krause, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Zach, Mr. Christensen, Ms. Vogeler and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. 9. Acceptance of Donations – Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to approve the following: - Oregon Band Boosters in the amount of $3,589.39; - Lee Christensen in the amount of $1,500 for the track program; - Lee Christensen – treadmill for the high school; - Gen YOUth Foundation for Brooklyn Elementary in the amount of $500; In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Zach, Mr. Krause, Mr. Ramin, Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Mixdorf and Ms. Odorico. Mr. Christensen abstained from voting. Motion passed. 11. Oregon Soccer Scholarship; Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Mixdorf seconded the motion to approve the Oregon Soccer Scholarship. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Zach, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Ramin, Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Krause and Ms. Odorico. Mr. Christensen abstained from voting. Motion passed. B. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC: Susan Shedivy, 1860 Hwy MM, Fitchburg, spoke in support of moving the board tables to the ground floor; Ms. Amanda Peterson, 301 S. Main Street, thanked the Board and RCI for the tour and also spoke in support of moving the board tables to the floor. Mr. Matt Zebell, resident, spoke in support of Voegler’s proposal to move the board tables to the floor. He also mentioned that in the past the Board has not listened or responded to communication from the public on issues. Ms. Krista Flanagan spoke in support of the current board members and read a letter from a family in the district regarding what the Board has done in educating students in the district. C. ACTION ITEMS: 1. From Policy: Grow Academy Proposal: Ms. Keri Taylor of the Department of Juvenile Corrections gave a brief overview of the Grow Academy. Mr. Ramin
moved and Mr. Mixdorf seconded the motion to authorize hiring of a teacher to The Grow Academy and authorize administration to cooperate with the Department of Juvenile Corrections and Department of Public Instruction to work with The Grow Academy. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Ramin, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Krause, Mr. Zach, Ms. Vogeler and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. 2. Moving the Board tables down to the floor at RCI; Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to approve moving the Board tables down to the floor at RCI for board meetings. Ms. Vogeler further explained her rationale for this motion. Discussion held. Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to table Ms. Vogeler’s motion. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Mixdorf and Ms. Odorico. The following board members voted no: Ms. Vogeler and Mr. Krause. Motion passed 5-2. D. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Student Achievement No items. E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Other Topics No items. F. INFORMATION ITEMS: 1. Marketing and Search Engine Optimization – Jon Tanner. This item will be placed on the April 14th Board meeting agenda. 2. From OEA President – not present. G. CLOSING: 1. Future Agenda was established. 2. Check Out: Mr. Mixdorf mentioned a community event at St. John’s and how nice it was to see students working with community members. Ms. Vogeler expressed her disappointment that her motion earlier in the evening was tabled. She will bring her motion back in the near future. Mr. Krause shared that he visited the Science fair on Saturday and the students did a great job. At 8:18 a short break was taken and the board reconvened in the large yellow instructional room. H. EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS: Mr. Christensen moved and Mr. Zach seconded the motion for Consideration of Adjourning to Closed Session on item H.1 & H.2 as Provided Under Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 (1) (c), (e) & (f). In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Christensen, Mr. Zach, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Krause, Ms. Vogeler and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. The closed session began at 8:26 p.m. 1. 325 Course Options Policy: Dis-
cussion held. 2. Personnel Matter: Discussion held. I. ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Zach moved and Ms. Vogeler seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. The meeting adjourned at 9:26 p.m. s/Jeff Ramin, Clerk Oregon School District Publication: April 17, 2014 WNAXLP
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Town of Oregon Park CoMMittee Agenda Monday, April 21, 2014 6:30 pM Oregon Town Hall 1138 Union Road Oregon, WiSconSin
April 17, 2014
Continued from page 12 The Republican, George W. Sunrise Plaza is on sched- Bush, had no competitors. uled and will be opened in The De Jope casino referendum lost in the Village and the spring. Town of Oregon, but passed • OHS Players presented a by a small margin in the production of “Heaven Can Village of Brooklyn. Wait.” The cast included • After Stoughton turned Ryan McDaniel, Scott Clark, Shelby Kissling and Kelly down Wal-Mart’s request to build a Super Center Pfelfer. there, Oregon area residents • The sixth grader’s formed an organization advoGirl’s Basketball Team took cating that steps be taken by 2nd. place at the MATC the Village to prevent a large Tournament, losing only to box store from being estabSun Prairie by two points. lished here. Members of the team were • The OHS Boy’s Basketball April Cook, Kayla Lein, Allie Heifner, Juliayn Reitzler, Team claimed a share of the Abby Nehls-Lowe, Kelly Badger South Conference Hanson, Heidi Noyce, Title with wins over Barbboo Bryn Anderson and Jenna (64-58) and Monroe (57-54). Kleitsch. The team was Leading scorers contributing coached by Dorothy Reitzler. to the team’s success were Brent Riese, Derrick Bavery, • The Oregon School John Fahey, and Derek Board reviewed the need for Breidenbach. installing surveillance cam• The Dane County Zoning eras in the District’s facilities. and Natural Resources • The results of the Committee denied a condiSpring Presidential Primary tional use permit requested were as follows: Village of by H & S Corp. to estabOregon – John Kerry 775, lish a quarry in the Town of John Edwards, 686, and Rutland along U.S. Hwy. 14. Howard Dean 311 – Village across from Hill Road. of Brooklyn, John Kerry 56, John Edwards 42, and Howard Dean 27 and the Town of Oregon, John Edwards 411, John Kerry 308, and Howard Dean 195.
Doris L. Hanson
She is survived by her son, Billy (Marcia) Hanson; sisters, Grace (Lowell) Neath and Jean Anderson; brother-in-law, Alton Erickson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; sisters, Ruby West and Lila Erickson; and nieces, Marcy and Randy Anderson. Funeral Services will be held at Brooklyn Community United Methodist Church, 201 Church St., Brooklyn, at 11 a.m., on Thursday, April 17, 2014, with Pastor Dave Pluss presiding. Burial will be at Brooklyn Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held at church, from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. The family suggests that memorials be made to Brooklyn Community United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh.com. Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Care 1150 Park Street 835-3515
James C. McGrogan
Doris L. Hanson
James C. McGrogan
Doris L. Hanson, age 87, of Brooklyn, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Oregon Manor. She was born on March 9, 1927, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Casper and Myrtle (Krause) Elmer. She married Melvin Hanson on Oct. 23, 1952. Doris drove a school bus for special education in Monroe and farmed for many years. She was also a cook for Kounty Korners in Brooklyn. Doris was a talented wood carver and quilter. She loved to hunt, bake and grow vegetables.
James C. McGrogan, age 39 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away in Eagle County, Colo. He was born on Nov. 11, 1974, in Valparaiso, Ind., to William J. and Arlene J. (Nover) McGrogan, who survive of Porter, Ind. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Welsh, and children, David and Alaina McGrogan of Chesterton,
Ind. Jim was an Emergency Medicine Physician from 2006 to 2013 with Southern Wisconsin Emergency Associates in Janesville. In 2013 Jim and Sharon returned to Chesterton, Ind., to be closer to their families and Jim joined Valley Emergency Physicians in Mishawaka, Ind. Jim was a devoted husband and father who loved his wife and children and who was in turn loved by them. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Chesterton United Methodist Church, 434 S. 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN 46304. A private burial will take place at Chesterton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vail Mountain Rescue Group, P.O. Box 1597, Vail, CO 81658 or vailmountainrescue.org.
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EPA Begins Review of City Disposal Corp. Landfill Dunn, Wisconsin
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a fiveyear review of the City Disposal Corp. Landfill Superfund site on Sand Hill Road in rural Dane County about 7 miles south of Madison. The Superfund law requires regular checkups of sites that have been cleaned up – with waste managed on-site – to make sure that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. This is the fourth five-year review of this site. EPA’s cleanup of tetrahydrofuran contamination at the abandoned landfill consisted of capping, fencing, controlling landfill gas, pumping and treating contaminated groundwater, implementing site controls, and monitoring. More information is available at the Dunn Town Hall, 4156 County Trunk Highway B, McFarland; and at www.epa.gov/region5/sites/city. The review should be completed by February 2015. The five-year-review report is an opportunity for you to tell EPA about site conditions and any concerns you have. Contact: Susan Pastor Community Involvement Coordinator 312-353-1325 email@example.com Karen Mason-Smith Remedial Project Manager 312-886-6150 firstname.lastname@example.org
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342 BOATS & ACCESSORIES
402 HELp WAnTED, GEnERAL
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DELIVERY DRIVER Organic produce farm near Evansville needs driver for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday routes to Madison and Milwaukee. 10+ hour days, 22-foot reefer. CDL preferred but not required. Must be in good physical shape. Job involves lifting and hand-truck work. Additional farm work available if interested. Starts mid-May. Contact Steve or Beth at 608-882-6196 csa@ tipiproduce.com OTR DRIVERS WANTED Above Average Mileage Pay including Performance and Safety BONUSES! Health/Dental/Vision/HSA/Matching 401K/Vacation pay and Holiday Pay. Avg 2500-3500 miles/week 100% No Touch 12 mo. CDL/A Exp Preferred 888-545-9351 ext 13 Jackson, WI www. doublejtransprot.com (wcan)
SEEKING COMMUNITY Outreach Specialists to support Domestic Abuse Intervention Services at communitybased and annual events, distribute brochures and other outreach information, and help to expand DAIS' presence in the community. Volunteers all over Southern Wisconsin are giving their time and their hearts to provide temporary homes for cats and dogs awaiting adoption. Can you help, too? Join Angel's Wish for a foster home informational session May 4th at 4:40pm. You'll learn about our foster program and hear firsthand from current foster parents. United Way 2-11 is seeking new volunteers to become Information and Referral Specialists. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn more about community resources and would like to assist people in finding ways to get and give help, United Way 2-1-1 may be the place for you! Our volunteers staff our telephone lines, answering questions about resources available in the service area. Call the Volunteer Center at 608-246-4380 or visit www.volunteeryourtime.org for more information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.
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J/ K HAULING Home/property clean-up. Haul/dispose any unwanted items. Call Krista or Jason 608-921-6105.
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580 TAXES & BOOKKEEpIng
586 TV, VCR & ELECTROnICS REpAIR
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PART-TIME RECORDS CLERK
The Verona Police Department is accepting applications for a permanent part-time Police Records Clerk (minimum 20 hours per week). The hours vary and include weekday, weekend, day, and evening hours; however, the typical shift is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to those candidates with a ﬂexible schedule. The starting salary is $18.52 per hour. Application deadline is May 23, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., CST. An application kit is available from our website at www.ci.verona.wi.us. Questions can be directed to Business Ofﬁce Manager Nilles at 608-845-0924.
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664 LAwn & GARDEn
666 MEDICAL & HEALTH SUppLIES
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MANUFACTURING CONTROLS ENGINEER
The Manufacturing Manufacturing Controls Engineer is a a key key member member of the Manufacturing Engineering team. In this role, you will The and HMI HMI programming programming support of manufacturing act as the technical lead in any PLC and manufacturing processes processes and and equipment. equipment.In In addition, you will partner with the Information Information Technology Technologydepartment departmentto toprovide provideMES MES(Manufacturing (ManufacturingExecution Execution Systems) production production support to You Systems) to ensure the efficient efﬁcient assembly assembly of of high-end high-endrefrigeration refrigerationand andcooking cookingappliances. appliances. will also provide direction to Manufacturing Controls Technicians to support the above. You will also provide direction to Manufacturing Controls Technicians to support the above.
• Specify andassist assistin inthe thesoftware Specifyhardware hardware requirements requirements and software development of systems to development of systems dedicated to dedicated capturing process inforcapturing process information related to OEE, FPY, Scrap, mation related to OEE, FPY, Scrap, Rework, productivity, Rework,analysis, productivity, downtimemaintenance. analysis, and predictive downtime and predictive • maintenance. Assist in the development of Asset Management Systems • Assist in the development of Asset Management Systems and Computerized Maintenance Management systems Computerized Management systems • and Develop predictive Maintenance maintenance models from historical • Develop predictive models and real time processmaintenance information for CMMSfrom historical real time process information for CMMS • and Develop and modify PLC and HMI software to support • Develop and modify PLC and HMI software support Operational changes and improvements on the to plant floor changes and improvements on the plant • Operational Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose flooroperation, and to make recommendations to engineers, faulty • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagsuppliers and customers nose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to • Support installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to engineers, suppliers and customers ensure that machines and equipment are functioning accord• Support installation, operation, maintenance, and repair ing to specifications to ensure that machines andwith equipment functioning • Recognize potential problems existing are equipment and according to specifications develop solutions with the ability to adapt to various engi• Recognize potential problems with existing equipment neering designs, applications, and process criteria and develop solutions with the ability tothe adapt toDefine various • Assist in safety improvements throughout plant engineering designs, applications, and process criteria MES solution architectures and develops detailed design • Assist in safety improvements throughout the plant specifications Definefunctional MES solution architectures and develops detailed • Define requirements through client interviews, design specifications documentation analysis and Work Flow Process Mapping • Define functional requirements through client interviews, (Value Stream Maps)Actively participate on a technical projdocumentation analysis and Work Floware Process Mapping ect team, ensuring that effective relationships built and (Value Stream Maps)Actively participate on a technical maintained project team, ensuring that effective relationships are • Proactively engage with customers in order to define the built and maintained overall technical approach for MES solutions • Proactively engage order to define the • Maintain technical skillswith and customers knowledge in continuously overall technical approach for MES solutions updating them • Maintainreport technical skills and knowledge • Proactively on project progress againstcontinuously schedule updatinginthem • Participate strategic and tactical planning sessions • Proactively report on project progress against schedule • Other duties as assigned • Participate in strategic and tactical planning sessions • Other duties as assigned
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Brazil: Program designed to help understand ‘global perspective’ of agriculture
Continued from page 1 funded in part by Farm Credit Service and Monsanto. She was one of only 10 people from around the nation selected by American Farm Bureau to attend. “I’m excited they gave me this chance to get this message back to my kids,” she said. “It’s going to help me be a better leader.” The program is designed to provide some “understanding how the United States fits into a global perspective,” Beaty said. The sheer number of potential future population 36 years from now gives an idea of how quickly the world is growing. “How do we feed 9 billion people and make us strong economically?” she said. “How are we going to feed the extra 2 billion people in 35 years without destroying our environment? Everyone I talked to (in Brazil) is concerned about it. “These are the problems my students are going to have to worry about.” The trick, of course, is doing something about it, which is just what the group had in mind when traveling to observe different agricultural practices in action. “We’ve got to collaborate,” Beaty said. “Which countries have the best systems to grow things?”
One of the differences OHS teacher Jillian Beaty noticed about food during her trip to Brazil is how genetically modified food is labeled by law, unlike in the United States. “They mark it with a yellow T, and they have not seen a drop in how much people are consuming,” she said.
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“They are amazing at producing ethanol,” Beaty said. “They’re trying to produce quality sugar that competes with our sugar industry, with corn and corn syrup,” she said. “They are our competitors, and they continue to grow in quality and quantity of products. Look what they’ve done – do we need to model ourselves after that? they’ve proven an excellent “How do I pick up that sprayed 20 times a year. “And we also have to colsource of ethanol. “American farmers extra sugar cane and turn it laborate, because we need to “In Brazil, 87 percent of into some sort of energy?” couldn’t fathom that,” she feed the world.” their vehicles are flex fuel, Beaty said. “And how to do said. because they can use etha- it without a negative impact In sugar cane, the Branol,” she said. on the environment?” zilian farmers have a crop Differences and With Brazil’s warm tem- growing over vast amounts The reason is the type of ethanol extracted from the peratures and high humidity, of countryside, helping drive similarities chopped cane – cellulosic that can be the difficult part, the country’s growing agriBeaty said it was a change ethanol –turns out to be pret- and pests are problematic, cultural engine into the fore- to see the variety and volume ty efficient. causing some fields to be seeable future. of items like chicken hearts and gizzards and livers for sale in markets as she traveled around “a fascinating country.” “That was interesting,” she said. “They eat a lot of meat – they eat a third fewer vegetables than Americans … by day four, I was craving lettuce, with all this meat.” She said one thing Brazilians and Americans have more in common is their concern for environmental impacts of agriculture. “They’re farmers,” Beaty said. “It’s fascinating – a lot of media talk about how Brazil is growing because they are cutting rainforest, but www.kopkesgreenhouse.com that’s not really happening (because) here are so many regulations and consequences.” Even while keeping its forests intact, Brazil’s abundance of land makes it a prime candidate for plenty of future growth, she said. “South America is such a rising star when it comes to agriculture – they still have land to farm, and growth is happening because they’re embracing technology to allow them to improve production,” Beaty said. “They’re using better breedKOPKE’S CELEBRATE SPRING KOUPON KOPKE’S CELEBRATE SPRING KOUPON ing plant, a lot of it is better farming practices and equipment and understanding and knowledge of working with the environment. In the U.S., Pansy Baskets you’d be lucky to get two & Welcome Baskets Free item must be equal or lesser value. Limit 2 free plants per kustomer per day. crops in one summer, but in Limit 2 per koupon. 1 koupon per kustomer per day. Valid thru 4/22/14. Valid thru 4/22/14. Brazil it’s three or four in one year.” As the world looks to feed Directions from Stoughton: its growing populations, BraTake 138 toward Oregon. Go past Eugster’s Farm Market, one mile and turn right on zil will continue to “find ecoSunrise Rd. Go one more mile then turn left nomic strength because of on Town Line Rd. Continue on to Sand Hill Rd. (approximately one mile) and turn right. agriculture,” Beaty said, notDirections from Fitchburg: Early Perennials, Asparagus Roots ing recent Chinese interest . Take Fish Hatchery Road south to Netherand investment in the area. wood Road. Turn left and go through Oregon CTY. M H past Walgreen’s to a left on Sand Hill Road. Strawberry Plants, Onion Sets Now, the question is how Directions from Verona: U.S. agriculture will react. Take Cty. M to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right Pansies & Violas and go to Netherwood Road. Turn left at “(Chinese leaders) know Netherwood Rd. through Oregon past Walthey have 3.7 million people green’s to a left on Sand Hill Rd. to feed and Brazil is overproducing what they have,” she said. “I foresee (Brazil) possibly overtaking America. They have the resources. They are the number one exporter of beef in the world, but they’re only producing one-quarter of what they could. What are we doing to stay competitive and working together in the U.S.?”
With a population of more than 184 million to feed, Brazil is as good a place as any to start looking for answers to this generation’s agricultural solutions. According to National Geographic, it ranks fifth in the world in both population and area, and is seen as a key to a region on the rise. One of the country’s key exports is sugar cane used for a variety of products. Beaty said sugar cane mills number around 400, with harvests used for making either raw sugar or ethanol, depending on the market. And there’s plenty of promise in the cane fields that can reach up to 16 feet tall, as when converted,
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