Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Vol. 132, No. 37 • Stoughton, WI •
ConnectStoughton.com • $1
Kettle Park West
Opponents: City didn’t follow policy
Mayor, staff say it’s not a requirement
Uniﬁed Newspaper Group
• Stoughton has not followed all parts of a city document requiring an application for tax-increment financing • Mayor, staff explain the policy is a ‘guideline’ • Several alders remain skeptical
Several city alders and others opposed to the Kettle Park West development have charged that the mayor and her staff have not been following Stoughton’s taxincrement-financing policy on the proposed development. In fact, they say, city staff had never informed them that such a policy and application even exist. They learned of the documents’ existence from a city resident, who discovered them while navigating the city’s website. Mayor Donna Olson and key staff members answered those complaints in a hastily prepared Finance Committee meeting last week, saying the TIF policy is merely a guideline or checklist to be used internally by the city. The council approved the use of $5.1 million in TIF in a developer’s agreement for the 35-acre WalMart-anchored commercial development in January, setting off a firestorm of criticism from within and without. The development is on hold for a variety of
reasons, but concerns over the process persist. Five city alders and many residents have a mix of reasons for opposing the project, most having to do with the city’s large TIF subsidy. Some opponents have concerns with any use of TIF, which is used to subsidize development, infrastructure or other community-improvement projects by capturing increased property tax revenue from all taxing jurisdictions. Others are more concerned with its use for a retail development, the particular retailer or the unclear process that was used. City attorney Matt Dregne supported the
Egg, set, go!
Despite the threat of rain, nearly 80 children ages 8 and under showed up at the Mandt Park ball diamond for the Annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt April 12. At 10 a.m. heavy rains were in the area, but by 10:30 a.m. things had cleared up and the event went off without a hitch. The Easter Bunny was there to kick off the event and for pictures, while members of the Stoughton Kiwanis and Key Club facilitated the event. Parents, grandparents and other adults helped the kids find the colorful eggs. The Kiwanis said they were all very appreciative of the Stoughton Aktion Club, which painstakingly filled several-thousand plastic eggs with treats for the event. For environmental reasons, the plastic eggs are washed and recycled for the next year.
Did you snap some photos of a community event in the Stoughton area? Show us your stuff! We are lucky enough to have citizens take an interest in community events and would love to see your photos around town or on a specific event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with photos and/or inquiries.
Turn to Kettle West/Page 8
The city is looking at a new way to resolve traffic complaints in neighborhoods. The new plan would: • Involve more residents in the neighborhood • Seek input and data from public works and police staff • Look at solutions including education, traffic enforcement and engineering fixes
City of Stoughton
New system will address traffic complaints
complaints are reviewed and resolved. The policy is a plan for how neighborhood traffic issues are addressed – from the time MARK IGNATOWSKi there’s a complaint to when any Uniﬁed Newspaper Group signs for traffic control devices City committees are discuss- might be installed. The goal is to ing a policy that would guide be efficient with city resources h o w n e i g h b o r h o o d t r a f f i c while making residential streets
Draft plan aims to get neighborhoods involved
safe and convenient for all users by bringing more neighborhood involvement into the traffic planning process. Police chief Greg Leck said the plan is still in draft form but should be ready for council review and approval by the middle of the year. Some of its components are things the city
already does, he said. The plan brings all those parts together and tries to make sure no steps get missed. “It’s a better way to look at all the neighborhood residential traffic concerns,” Leck told the Hub earlier this month. The city hopes to cut down on
Turn to Traffic/Page 16
Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 Registration
Online Registration April 1st - June 1st @www.stoughtonsoccer.info
or download forms and bring to one of the following OPEN HOUSE Registration dates at the Stoughton Area Senior Center:
Mail by May 31st to: SAYSA, P.O. Box 33 Stoughton, WI 53589
Soccer.... It’s what we do!
Thursday, April 24th Saturday, May 10th or 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
April 17, 2014
Chamber ambassador Charles Busch spins the raffle entries as organizers get ready to pick another winner Thursday, April 10.
Atelier on Main co-owner Nikki Rostowfske tells the crowd about some of the garments and accessories available at their downtown shop during the fashion demonstration at last week’s Stoughton Area Community Expo.
There’s no business like a Stoughton business – that’s what visitors found out last week at the Stoughton Area Community Expo. The third annual event – sponsored by the Stoughton Area Chamber of Commerce – gave visitors a chance to mingle with nearly 60 Stoughton-area businesses at the Stoughton Wellness and Athletic Center.
Photos by Mark Ignatowski
Atelier on Main model Lindsay Fedler shows off some of the latest fashion trends during a style show in the center of the expo. The demonstration was one of two – a new feature at the expo this year.
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Additional Material by: Jay Reiss Originally Directed on Broadway by: James Lapine Originally produced on Broadway by: David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre
Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Ph: 212-541-4684 Fax:212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
Brooklyn Community Center 102 N. Rutland Ave, Brooklyn, Wl 53521 Ticket Prices: Adults- $17, Youth and Seniors- $15 For complete information and to order tickets please visit www.oshponline.org. Recommended for audiences 12 and older
April 12, 17, 18 and 19-8 p.m. April 13 and 19-2 p.m.
See more photos and order reprints online:
Jeff Moyer of Moyer’s Landscaping explains some landscaping techniques during a presentation at the Stoughton Area Community Expo.
Happy 60th Anniversary to Bev & Bob DeGroot
Mom & Dad Grandma & Grandpa With all our Love & Gratitude
Please join us for an Open House Celebration on Sunday, May 4, 2014 Healy Hall, St Ann's Catholic Church, Van Buren St. Stoughton, WI 12:00-3:00 p.m. Cards Only Please
Stoughton Chamber of Commerce and Chalet Travel Present Italia Classica - a fabulous 9-day guided tour to Northern Italy • November 4-12, 2014
A young visitor seeks a prize from Mike and Lucy Zweep of Dunkirk Electrical Services, LLC.
Visit the beautiful cities of Rome, Florence, Venice & Milan.
Regular rate: $3,409/person (double) or $3,759/person (single).
(Cost includes transfer to O’Hare airport, air to Italy, 7 nights hotel, 10 meals and outstanding tours in each city.)
Community Banking Since 1904
Great getaway for couples, girlfriends & singles!
One more bucket list item to check off!
Sign up before May 4 & receive $250 discount per person.
A familiar face is now serving your home buying needs in Stoughton! Open the door to your dream home by stopping in today! Call Mike at 608-877-7750!
Lake Kegonsa Office: 3162 County Road B, Stoughton | 608.873.2010 Downtown Stoughton Office: 207 South Forrest Street | 608.873.6681 www.msbonline.com Also in McFarland & Sun Prairie
Welcome Mike Lenz to our Lake Kegonsa Ofﬁce!
Please call Mary Lou at Chalet Travel 608-873-8133 for tour details
April 17, 2014
City of Stoughton
Council vacancy open for 1 year
Special election set for April 2015
Uniﬁed Newspaper Group
Crash leads to felony OWI
A vehicle crash in the Town of Dunkirk led to a felony OWI charge for a 45-year-old man. Robert. A. Schmidt was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at his home on Hwy. 51, just outside the City of Stoughton. According to a news release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office: Police were called to the home after a report of a family disturbance. Police learned Schmidt had driven home intoxicated and crashed into an RV on the property. The crash led to a verbal argument and police were called. Schmidt was subsequently Schmidt arrested for his sixth OWI – a felony – and was booked into the Dane County Jail. He was released on a $500 signature bond April 11 and is due back in court May 5, online court records show. – Mark Ignatowski
The Common Council last week unanimously agreed to a process for filling a vacant seat in District 4 until a special election can be held in April 2015. The seat was left open after the April 1 election, when former Ald. Ross Urven won an overwhelming majority of votes despite having moved out of the district and therefore being unable to take the seat. Write-in candidate Jeff Bach received far fewer votes – 76 to Urven’s 435 – but attended last week’s
meeting in the audience and said he planned to file an application to fill the seat. City attorney Matt Dregne told the council it had several options with regard to the vacancy: • It could appoint someone to fill the remainder of the term, which expires in two years; • It could hold a special election in November; • It could appoint someone and hold a special election next April; or • It could leave the seat vacant. The council decided to appoint someone to serve until a special election is held in next April. Council President Eric Hohol said he favored using the same appointment procedure that the council has
How to apply
To apply for the seat, which is open to residents in District 4 – Wards 7,8,9 – applications and questionnaires are available at City Hall or the city’s website. For information or to have the materials mailed, contact city clerk Pili Hougan at 646-0423 or email@example.com.
followed several times in the past few years. Candidates are asked to fill out an application and answer a series of questions. They will then appear at the second council meeting on May 27 and answer those questions, along with any others an alder might ask, in person. Council members will write their choice for the
seat on a paper ballot, and the city clerk will read the results and swear in the new alder at the same meeting. Ald. Paul Lawrence said he knew of at least two people who were interested in the seat. City clerk Pili Hougan said applications and questionnaires should be submitted to City Hall no later than 5 p.m. Friday, May 23.
Rental Aids – Small Monthly Payment
244-1221 • 1-800-646-0493
HEARING AIDS 1310 Mendota St., Madison, WI 53714
Town of Dunn
TIF law could help Dunn
Uniﬁed Newspaper Group
Reports collected from the were both arrested for disorlog book at the Stoughton derly conduct after a domesPolice Department. tic disturbance on South Page Street. Both had been drinkMarch 7 ing. 10:39 a.m. A high school student was reported to have March 11 been smoking on a school 1:28 a.m. A 26-year-old bus. The student admitted to man was cited for his second lighting a cigarette, but did OWI after a traffic stop on not smoke it. No tobacco was the 300 block of West Main found on the student. Street. 10:50 a.m. A woman called police because she thought March 12 her house was being broken 12:23 a.m. A 38-year-old into on North Prairie Street. man was arrested for disorIt turns out an icicle fell and derly conduct after a domestic made a loud noise. dispute on Giles Street. 12:14 p.m. A student was 11:59 a.m. A 30-year-old accused of stealing a chicken man was arrested for disorpatty from the lunch line at derly conduct on Kreideman Stoughton High School. The Drive. boy was charged $2.10 for the 10:28 p.m. Hospital staff theft and was given an open believed that family members citation for theft – if it happens of a patient had been intoxiagain, he would be cited for cated and were going to drive theft. home. They had been going to 5:34 p.m. A 53-year-old their vehicle to fill up glasses man was cited for theft from with what was believed to be Wal-Mart. The man took a alcohol. Police found no eviknife, two watches and sun- dence of alcohol in the car. glasses. March 9 5:34 a.m. A 24-year-old woman and 25-year-old man –Mark Ignatowski
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 Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) and Representative Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg).
To all those who supported me in my successful school board race. I cannot adequately express my gratitude to all the students, parents, teachers and community members who came out to vote! I promise to do my best to passionately serve the students of our district!
Most sincerely, Bev Fergus
CITY OF STOUGHTON NOTICE OF ALDERMANIC VACANCY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE CITY OF STOUGHTON, IN DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN THAT:
Applications will be accepted from qualified individuals living within the City of Stoughton Aldermanic District 4 for appointment to a vacant seat on the Common Council. The appointment term will cover a period from the date of appointment until the Spring Election in April 2015. The seat will be up for election in April 2015 to fill the remainder of the term which ends in April 2016. If interested in being appointed, please submit your resumé and an aldermanic appointment questionnaire to the City Clerk’s Office. The questionnaire is available on the City’s website or by request in the Office of the City Clerk, 381 E. Main Street. Candidates will be interviewed at the regular meeting of the Common Council on May 27, 2014. It is anticipated that the appointed candidate will be seated and sworn into office at the selected meeting.
The Assessment Roll for the Town of Pleasant Springs will be available for inspection after April 15, 2014 at the Clerk’s Office, 2354 County Road N, Stoughton, WI 53589, during regular office hours. The office is open Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, and Thursday noon to 6:00 p.m. The town assessors, Accurate Appraisal, LLC, will hold OPEN BOOK, at which time property owners can examine the assessment roll and discuss assessments, at the Town Hall, 2354 County Road N, on THURSDAY MAY 1, 2014 from Noon to 7:00 p.m. We encourage every property owner to take advantage of the opportunity to: • Learn how the assessment was calculated. • Compare your property to similar properties. • Verify open land acreages and valuations. • Learn how market activity affected the assessment.
TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGS OPEN BOOK
To schedule an appointment for Open Book, please contact Accurate Appraisal at 1.800.770.3927 or log on www. accurateassessor.com and click on the scheduling link. If you cannot be present at Open Book, please call Accurate Appraisal or e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that, upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact Cassandra Suettinger at the Town Hall, 2354 County Road N, Stoughton, WI, 53589. T: (608) 873-3063 F: (608) 877-9444 E: email@example.com /s/Cassandra Suettinger Clerk/Treasurer
If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (608) 873-6677
Published: April 10 and April 17, 2014 Courier HUB April 9 and April 16, 2014 Great Dane Posted: April 4, 2014
April 17, 2014
Letters to the editor
Thanks for supporting school district
Thank you for all the support you have given the Stoughton Area School District, not just last week but also in the past. We are proud to be your school district. Earlier this month, voters approved a recurring referendum that will enable our students and staff to continue the progress we have made these last four years. We know this was an important decision for many of you. We also know how much trust you have placed in us. We appreciate that trust, and we take our fiscal responsibilities very seriously here. We are renewing our pledge that we will only use the funds that we need. We are also making another pledge: we will keep reaching out to you to let you know how our school district is doing both academically and financially. One thing we heard during our referendum presentations is that people only seem to hear from us when there is a referendum election; that must and will change. We will continue to make ourselves available to you in convenient public locations where you can share your ideas and ask questions. We will be more proactive in keeping people apprised of our goals for our schools and our progress on the strategic plan that you have devised to guide us. We are here to serve, and we want this to be a school district of which all can be proud. Thank you again for everything you have done for our kids. As a school administrator and as a parent, I can tell you that your support does make a difference in a child’s life. Tim Onsager SASD superintendent Liz Menzer SASD Board president
A birth announcement in last week’s Hub mistakenly said Greta Hope Ewing had an older sibling. She is actually Katrina and Garth Ewing’s first child. The Hub regrets the error. An article in last week’s Hub misspelled Katherine Christenson’s name. The article also had the incorrect email. Christenson’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hub regrets the errors.
Letters to the editor
We need to find why families aren’t moving to Stoughton
While I wouldn’t say our school district in Stoughton is, in the words of Mary Poppins, “perfect in every way,” I will say that I never thought that it was a reason why people – families in particular – are not making Stoughton their home. While our family has not had any issues with the school district, I do think that our district has a history of attempting to be all things to all students, even when the student could benefit from services offered in neighboring districts. Whether it is greed or need, I think that beneficial services offered outside the district have been withheld from students with special education needs. I hope that the urgency for funding is lessened by this referendum to the point that our district will loosen its grip on these students, thereby allowing them to truly act in the best interests of the individual students on a case-by-case basis. That being said, I think that there is something else going on in our community that is responsible for the population decline and I think its due time that we transfer our focus of blame from the school district to the city government. Our beloved town has a full complement of businesses to provide us with the goods and services that are needed for daily life. We have good schools, a lovely “destination” location in our downtown district with unique and friendly stores. In addition we enjoy all of the shopping conveniences that are essential to daily life—hardware, lumber, groceries, a discount department store, drug stores, an appliance store and home improvement businesses. We also have clinics and a hospital, dry cleaners, recreation options (Mud Hole, Theater, bowling, the offerings of the Stoughton Rec. Dept., club sports, ice rink) and a nice variety of dining options. We don’t “have” to go to Madison or Janesville for anything unless we want to. So why aren’t people moving here? Any ideas Stoughton? Let’s start a discussion. Traci Morovic Town of Pleasant Springs
See something wrong?
The Courier Hub does not sweep errors under the rug. If you see something you know or even think is in error, please contact editor Jim Ferolie at 845-9559 or at email@example.com so we can get it right.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Vol. 132, No. 37
USPS No. 1049-0655
Periodical Postage Paid, Stoughton, WI and additional offices. Published weekly on Thursday by the Unified Newspaper Group, A Division of Woodward Communications, Inc. POSTMASTER: Send Address Corrections to Stoughton Courier Hub, 135 W. Main St., Ste. 102, Stoughton, WI 53589.
Wal-Mart development would bring new revenue for city
A larger Wal-Mart may not be what everyone wants or needs. If you are not happy with this, you don’t have to shop or work there. When Wal-Mart first started up, it was competitive and helped drive prices down in other stores for everyone. It carries things made in the USA and other countries just like other stores do. Think about the recurring school referendum that will raise our taxes, and how new families won’t be able to purchase a home here if the taxes are high on it. If we want families to move here, and bring more students to our schools, we will need to give more opportunities for shopping and employment. A larger Wal-Mart may bring in revenue for all our local businesses downtown, and could be a draw for a new business to fill an empty store front. This isn’t another Wal-Mart, but a larger one with a larger selection of items to choose from. It has been in Stoughton since 1988, (which shows stability) and our downtown is still here. Per the Feb. 6 Hub, it was stated that an impact study was done by the developer’s business partner JSD Professional Services. I don’t think the impact will be a negative one on our downtown. It may even enhance it with new people and fresh ideas. It is up to Wal-Mart’s qualifications, as to whom they want to employ, their amount of pay, and benefits to give. No need to give preference to Stoughton people above other applicants from other areas. Why are we directing our anger toward Wal-Mart and not the developer, as in the Jan. 30 Hub, Mayor Donna Olson said that it’s common practice for developers to withhold the identity of companies until an agreement is reached with a municipality? Wal-Mart has been gracious to help groups raise money for nonprofits, raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network, allow girl scouts to sell cookies in front of their store, church groups to have car washes at their facility, allow Salvation Army bell ringers during the holidays, and give out grant money for local and national organizations to name a few. I may be wrong about some of this, but let’s try to give a more positive outlook on things. Gail Raymond City of Stoughton
Phone: 608-873-6671 Fax: 608-873-3473 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This newspaper is printed on recycled paper.
General manager David Enstad email@example.com Advertising Catherine Stang firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Diane Beaman email@example.com Circulation Carolyn Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
News Jim Ferolie email@example.com Sports Jeremy Jones firstname.lastname@example.org Website Victoria Vlisides email@example.com Reporters Scott Girard, Bill Livick, Anthony Iozzo, Mark Ignatowski, Scott De Laruelle
Kettle Park West needs more review before moving forward
We’re in what appears to be one of the most critical and future -defining times in the history of Stoughton. And yet in the past six weeks we have signed a key and possibly transforming development contract in a rush in the mayor’s office during the wee hours past midnight. We have canceled a Council meeting, three meetings of the Finance Committee and two of the Plan Committee, and one each of Personnel, Public Works, and the Redevelopment Authority, all apparently due to the lack of an agenda. Now we find the developers have put the entire Kettle West project on hold due to an unexplained and undocumented issue with the state regarding “set-back requirements,” and this in regard to a project so urgent that we couldn’t wait two more weeks for added public involvement and inquiry, so urgent that we signed the contract even before the required Economic Impact Study had even been ordered. Is this prudent and judicious governance? Is this even legal? I walk around the city and I feel like Steve Martin as the fire chief with the big nose in the movie “Roxanne.” Sniffing, I smell smoke. Looking down alleyways, I see mirrors. Smoke and mirrors, and not a hint of fresh air on a cold March morning. One thinks of Shakespeare, and that wonderfully simple but portentous pronouncement from MacBeth: “There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark.” “Double, double, toil and trouble: fire burn and cauldron bubble.” MacBeth again, and aye, ‘tis a fine Kettle of fish we’re cooking up here. Tom Selsor Dist. 4 alder
Unified Newspaper Group, a division of
A dynamic, employee-owned media company Good People. Real Solutions. Shared Results.
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION
One Year in Dane Co. & Rock Co. . . . . . . $37 One Year Elsewhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45
Stoughton Courier Hub Oregon Observer • Verona Press
Printed by Woodward Printing Services — Platteville
Filled to the brim
Cheeser’s has been displaying vintage hats since April 1. The hats, which are displayed all over the store, belong to owner Pat Schuett and only represent about half of the 600 hats that she owns. The hats range from the 1860s to later styles from the 1940s, many of which she has acquired from ancestors and hat shows. The hats will be displayed until April 30.
Photos by Kimberly Wethal
5 Pitching in for the Yahara
April 17, 2014
Annual river cleanup is Saturday
SCOTT DE LaRUEllE
Uniﬁed Newspaper Group
If you go
What: Yahara River Cleanup When: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 19 Where: Pedestrian bridge over Yahara River and fertilizers in the storm sewers, because that drains into the river,” he said. “I think that’s gotten better.” Tom Lynch, the director of the Stoughton Parks Department, said parks crews regularly clean the river area and trails during the warmer months, but the annual cleanup is a good way to get a head start on the debris that has accumulated during the long winter. “Depending how many people we get, we may send people to green ways and certain park areas that need help,” he said. Lynch said people should dress appropriately for the weather and wear gloves. Bags will be provided, as well as maps to cleanup locations. He said while the cleanup doesn’t have an official end time, most groups are usually done around 11 a.m. “By noon, we’re getting everything, pretty much,” Lynch said.
Thanks to annual cleanup efforts going back two decades, the Yahara River and surrounding walking trails are one of the area’s scenic jewels. People can help keep it that way this Saturday during this year’s River and Trails Task Force cleanup, set to begin at 9 a.m. at the pedestrian bridge at Division Park. River and Trails Task Force chairman Jon Lewis said in recent years, as volunteers have had to pull less debris from the river, they have more time to expand efforts to neighboring parks and trails. “The first time we did this, it was tractor tires and everything,” he said. “We’ve found shopping carts, big tires, and lots of Styrofoam bait containers, which really angers me, because fishermen are supposed to be environmentally aware.” Lewis credited city efforts to reduce harmful run-off into the river as helping keep it clean from chemicals, as well. “For a long time, they’ve tried to make sure people don’t put leaves
Town of Dunn Arbor Day celebration set for April 26
Community getting ready for annual Relay For Life
Survivors’ dinner is May 3
Oregon-StoughtonMcFarland Relay For Life volunteers have organized and raised funds since November for the annual event that celebrates cancer survivors and their families. While the Relay isn’t until June, there are several fundraisers and events coming up in the next few months, including the annual Cancer Survivors’ Dinner May 3 at the American Legion Lodge, 803 N. Page St. The dinner is free to all cancer survivors and is a night of good food, celebration and socialization. Registration is requested. For more information and to register for this event, contact Kathy at 873-7455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relay For Life
The community will be holding the 19th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Stoughton, McFarland and Oregon on Friday, June 20, through Saturday, June 21. You are encouraged to put those dates on your calendar and attend this free event. Participants are certain to experience an entertaining and emotionally charged evening while you show your support of the American Cancer Society. With the event coming up in less than two months, there has been a lot of preparation going on behind the scenes. There have been monthly meetings since November to plan every detail of the event. Teams
continue to form and team members are working hard to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Contact Amy Ketterer at email@example.com to join or start a team. In terms of community fundraisers, the community will see car washes, food events, yard sales, candy bar sales and many other fundraising events going on in your neighborhood this spring. There will also be a Relay For Life food stand on Division Street near the central event tent during Stoughton’s 2014 Syttende Mai celebration selling brats, hot dogs, SpaghettiOs and root beer floats. Since all funds raised through these fundraisers go to the American Cancer Society, you can feel good knowing your support will make
If you go
What: Relay for Life cancer survivor’s dinner When: May 3 Where: American Legion Lodge, 803 N. Page St. Info: 873-7455 a positive difference in the fight against cancer. Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Money raised goes to cancer recovery, prevention, patients’ care and support, and research. In addition, the American Cancer Society works with lawmakers to pass laws to better fund cancer research and give aid to cancer patients.
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
If you go
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.
Yoga Newbies Welcome!
Otis Sampson American Legion Family Post 59
There will be NO pancake breakfast Sunday, April 20, due to Easter
We look forward to seeing you next month, Sun., May 18th
VFW Badger Post 328 Inc. 200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry
Dine-in only. Regular menu also available
Also serving Steak Dinner Special
Purchase 8 daily Lunch Specials get the 9th free. Month of May Free dessert with meal
Big Johnson Karaoke
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Pancakes French Toast Ham Sausage Links Scrambled Eggs Biscuits & gravy
803 N. Page St. Stoughton, WI
Tickets on sale at the door
Sunday April 20, Easter Brunch, details in this edition. Adults $8.00 Children (under 10) $4.00
Serving Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Every Friday Night Meat Rafﬂe starts at 5 p.m. Every Thursday night Bingo starting at 7:00 p.m.
No Smoking Wheelchair Accessible
Open to the Public www.stoughtonvfw.org Like us on Facebook
April 17, 2014
Sons of Norway Bingo
873-6677 for information. The Madison Jazz Society will kick off its second quarter century of festivals with the 26th annual Capital City Jazz Fest at the Madison Quality Inn & Suites, 2969 Cahill Main, Fitchburg. This year’s event will feature jazz artists from all over the country performing a broad range of jazz styles, along with a kick-off celebration on April 24. Although both sessions on April 26 are sold out, tickets are still available for the kick-off celebration on April 24, and the sessions on April 25 and April 27. Advance individual session tickets ($32 per session) are Friends of the library book sale available by mail only; the single session price increases From Wednesday, April 23, to Saturday, April 26, the to $35 at the door. For more information, call 850 5400 or library is hosting this annual event. On Wednesday, the go to madisonjazz.com. sale is open to Friends of the Library only, and the following three days will be open to the public starting at 9 a.m. Sons of Norway - Mandt Lodge bingo will be held on Saturday, April 19. The lodge is located at 317 S. Page St. There will be food available after 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 6 p.m. Any bingo questions can be directed to Bingo chairperson Janis Wegner at 225-5761. Anyone under 18 years old must have an adult family member present to play. Bingo is open to everyone- not just lodge members. Mark your calendars for the third Saturday of each month (except December) for bingo at Sons of Norway.
Capital City Jazz Fest
The annual event includes different skill level brackets like Men/Women’s Advanced Open starting at 9 a.m., and beginner groups starting at 10 a.m. A new feature this year is that parents bringing a paid K-12 entrant can play for free. The first 20 K-12 entrants will receive an official “tournament quality” disc. For more information, visit stoughtonkiwanis.org.
Cancer survivors’ dinner
The Stoughton Lionesses will hold a Style Show April 27. For tickets, contact: Amy Hermes 516-8720 Safely dispose of unused medication and sharps at this or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $20. The event is at Relay For Life meetings annual collection event from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Banushi’s Bar and Grill, 800 Nygaard St. from 12:30-2 Stoughton/McFarland/Oregon Relay For Life will hold April 26, at the Stoughton Fire Department. p.m. planning team meetings May 6 and June 3. Each meeting People are asked to bring medications in original conis 6:30-8 p.m. tainers if possible, and use a black marker to cross off perNew members are always welcome. For location details, sonal information. Sharps must be dropped off in a regis- Disc golf tournament call 220-8783. tered container or thick plastic laundry detergent bottle. The Stoughton Kiwanis will hold its 2014 Disc Golf The Lions and Lionesses will also collect eyeglasses. Call tournament Saturday, May 3.
The annual Relay For Life Cancer Survivors’ Dinner will be held Saturday, May 3, at American Legion Hall Otis Sampson Post 59, 803 N. Page St., Stoughton at 5:30 p.m. Cancer survivors are invited to a social evening and a free spaghetti dinner. Guests are welcome, and are asked to contribute a good will donation at the door. Call Kathy Horton at 873-7455 to reserve your seat. You can also email Kathy at email@example.com.
For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911 or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 us.bahai.org Stoughton study classes. 2095 Hwy. W, Utica • 873-7077 • 423-3033 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship 700 Cty Tk B, Stoughton • 873-9353 • e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship 9:10 a.m. – Family Express and Sunday School Maundy Thursday April 17 - 6:30 p.m. worship with Holy Communion Good Friday April 18 - noon worship, 6:30 p.m. Tenebrae service - Easter Sunday services - 7 a.m. festival worship with Holy Communion, 8 a.m. Easter breakfast, 9 a.m. Easter egg hunt
and Sunday School - Maundy Thursday 7 p.m. worship with Communion; Good Friday 7 p.m. worship with passion narrative; Easter Sunday 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 10 a.m. worship
Bible Baptist Church
Christ Lutheran Church
1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton • 873-7494 email@example.com • covluth.org Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Come As You Are Worship Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. ezrachurch.com - 129 E Main St, Stoughton | 8349050 - Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m. 310 E. Washington, Stoughton • 873-7761 flcstoughton.com - Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship 9209 Fulton St., Edgerton | 884-8512 Worship services 8, 10:30 a.m. coffee hour 9 a.m. - Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Varsity 12:07 p.m. - AWANA 3 p.m. www.fultonchurch.org
Covenant Lutheran Church
616 Albion Rd., Edgerton Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10 Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath Phone: 561-7450 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org forministry.com/USWISDBGCASD1
Seventh Day Baptist Church Of Albion
• 12:30 p.m., pickup and 2:30 p.m. return, Low Vision Group trip to the Sharper Vision Store, meet at senior center, 873-8585 • 2-2:45 p.m., Butterfly gardening, library • 7 p.m., Stoughton Area School District Board of Education meeting, administration building, 320 North St., 877-5000 • 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Gathering Table free community dinner, Senior Center, 248 W. Main St., 206-1178 • 1:30 p.m., Beyond Parkinson’s 101, senior center, 873-8585 • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friends of the Library book sale, library • 10 a.m., Coffee With the Coaches (girls track coach Eric Benedict and baseball manager Jeremy Dunnihoo), senior center • Noon, hernia relief presentation with surgeon Dr. David Melnick, Stoughton Hospital, 873-2356 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friends of the Library book sale, library • 6:30-8 p.m., Sandhill’s Got Talent, Sandhill Elementary School, 877-5400 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friends of the Library book sale, library • 9 a.m. to noon, medication disposal and sharps collection, fire department, 873-6677 • 2-3:30 p.m., kids make Mother’s Day bracelets, library • 5:30 p.m., Annual Relay For Life Cancer Survivors’ Dinner, American Legion Hall Otis Sampson Post 59, 803 N. Page St., Stoughton, 873-7455 • 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Gathering Table free community dinner, Senior Center, 248 W. Main St., 206-1178 • 7 p.m., orchestra concert, River Bluff Middle School, 877-5500
Thursday, April 17
Stoughton Baptist Church
Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton 873-6517 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Evening Service
Saturday, April 19 Monday, April 21
First Lutheran Church Fulton Church
Christ the King Community Church
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 christthekingcc.org - Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship
323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton Weekday Mass: At Nazareth House and St. Ann’s Church - call 873-6448 or 873-7633. Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.; Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m. April 17 mass 7 p.m., April 18 service 1 p.m., April 19 mass 8 p.m. April 20 8 a.m.,10:30 a.m. masses
St. Ann Catholic Church
United Methodist of Stoughton
525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton E-mail: Stoughtonumc@Wisconsinumc.org Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service; 10 a.m. - Full Worship 1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship
1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton, 873-9106 Saturday, 6 p.m. worship; Sunday, 10 a.m. worship
Christian Assembly Church The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Wednesday, April 23
Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church
1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton 873-5924 Sunday Worship: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m.
WestKoshkonongLutheranChurch Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church
825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton • 877-0439 Missionaries 877-0696 Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday school and Primary
Thursday, April 24
Cooksville Lutheran Church
Office: 882-4408 - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - Worship
2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton 873-9838 lakevc.org - Sunday: 9, 10:45 a.m. - Worship
2633 Church St., Cottage Grove, Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship 11 a.m. Bible study
Thought for the week
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
Doctors Park Dental Office
Dr. Richard Albright Dr. Phillip Oinonen Dr. Thor Anderson Dr. Thane Anderson
Friday, April 25
AFFILIATED WITH THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMERICA
Skaalen Retirement Services
400 N. Morris, Stoughton (608) 873-5651
1520 Vernon St. Stoughton, WI
Saturday, April 26
A Life Celebration Center
Saturday, May 3
1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton
Mike Smits • Dale Holzhuter • Jodi Corbit Laurie Dybevik, Pre-Need Specialist • Paul Selbo, Office Manager
221 Kings Lynn Rd. Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-8888 www.anewins.com
Monday, May 5
Place your ad here weekly!
Call 873-6671 to advertise in the Courier Hub Church Page.
Place your ad here weekly!
Call 873-6671 to advertise in the Courier Hub Church Page.
Submit your community calendar and coming up items online:
April 17, 2014
Main Street gift shop aims for ‘interesting’ feel
Nello’s now open
Stoughtonites have a new pizza and dinner spot to check out. Nello’s Pizza is housed in the former Marsala’s on Main spot at 135 W. Main Street. The restaurant is open for carry out and dine-in dinners seven days a week starting at 4 p.m. Lunch will be offered in the future. For information, call 8737440. A website is still under construction, but should be up and running soon.
Uniﬁed Newspaper Group
The building at 193 W. Main St. was nothing more than a storage facility for the almost six years since Smith Photography had moved to its new location at 401 5th St. The owners, Sue and Rick Smith, decided the space should finally be put to use, so they came up with an idea. “We thought, ‘Let’s do something with it,’” Sue Smith said. “We don’t like empty storefronts downtown.” They wanted to use that storefront to “fill a hole,” which was a lack of “unique gift-giving” options around Stoughton, said Lilystone manager and creative design consultant Lindsey Brewster. “I was tired of just picking up the everyday gift,” Brewster said. “I think we’re all inspired by things online like Pintrest and (doit-yourself) stuff.” But keeping up a unique product line can be quite a bit of work, and Brewster and the Smiths have spent plenty of time already since the Nov. 21 opening looking to bring in new products. “Catalogs and catalogs and catalogs and we’ve been to a couple of shows,” Sue said. “You have to keep constantly looking for new companies.” That includes a show in Las Vegas, where Rick said the three of them spent three days combing through 13 floors of vendor products to find those unique offerings. But spending that time is worth it when they hear compliments from customers about their offerings and get people who come back to the store multiple times. “The key to success is having enough interesting product,” Rick Smith said. “It’s such a variety, you’ve got stuff for males, females. I think we’re headed in the right direction that way.” It doesn’t hurt to have a long business history in the city, as the Smiths do with their photography business, which Brewster also helped with on and off beginning in 2001. “Rick and Sue have photographed kids from age 3, then I helped them with their senior pictures 15 years later, now they’re
Pour House shuts doors
Photo by Scott Girard
Lilystone owners Rick and Sue Smith, left, and manager Lindsey Brewster stand behind the counter at the store. The store offers specialty gifts, including some pieces of art from local artists.
Main Street Pour House closed at the end of March after nearly six years in business. The bar and restaurant was known for serving craft tap beers and offering live music on many nights of the week. Owner Jeanne Dunbar told the Hub she was looking for a new place along Main Street after closing March 21. A post on the Facebook page of the business said the bar and restaurant was given a notice to vacate in midMarch. The Hub was unable to reach the building owner as of press time Tuesday.
Catfish River closing
193 W. Main St. 873-5610 thelilystone.com Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: Closed coming in and telling me they’re married,” Brewster said. “It’s just a neat thing.” They also take pride in offering local products, such as Rusty Dog coffee or pieces from local artists, as well as when a customer stops by after shopping or eating at another downtown business nearby. “We’re very proud of downtown Stoughton, and it’s just really neat to have all of these different shops,” Brewster said. “It’s always fun to hear somebody just came from the bakery and came down.” “I think the downtown’s starting on its way back,” Rick added. Although the store got some downtime after an initial Christmas rush for the first month it was open, Sue said they used the time well – improving the website and continuing to add to their product offerings – and they expect it to pick back up as spring comes around. Rick said while it can be tough to make sure they have the right products, the feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive. “Scariest thing was you’re going through shopping for other people,” he said. “The people that came through, just listening to what they had to say, that we got the right product in here. “Or at least we’re off to a good start.” The store is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, though it may change hours in the summer. It also stays open late on the third Thursday of the month for the “Shop Late Stoughton” event.
Main Street store Catfish River Arts and Antiques has announced that it will be closing April 27. Owners Richard Sneider and Stephen Nashold have operated the business for about 12 years. The building – a 12,000 square foot site that was once home to Hale’s Dry Goods in the late 1800s – is for sale or lease.
Stoughton United Methodist Church
525 Lincoln Avenue • (608) 873-3273
Easter Services Schedule
Holy Thursday, April 17
Communion and Foot Washing Service 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary
We are invited to be guests at Covenant Lutheran Church to share a Tenebrae Service at 1:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Easter Egg hunt at 9:00 a.m. Done in time to make dinner as early as 11:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Service Bring your best, G-rated religious jokes!
Good Friday, April 18
Come Celebrate Easter With Us!
Sunday, April 20 6:30, 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church 1860 US Hwy 51, Stoughton • 608-873-5924
Easter Sunday, April 20
Holy Humor Sunday, April 27
Come Worship with Us in the Country at
Christ Lutheran Church
700 County Highway B Stoughton, Wisconsin
Stoughton’s Most Affordable Quality Childcare!
for 3-year-olds Open House
West Koshkonong Lutheran Church, ELCA
1911 Koshkonong Road Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-9456
Maundy Thursday, April 17 Good Friday, April 18
6:30 p.m. – Worship with Holy Communion 12:30 p.m. – Worship; 6:30 p.m. – Tenebrae Service
(Preschool included) Thursday, April 24th 5:30 - 7:00 pm First Lutheran Early Childhood Center
310 E Washington St ~ Stoughton, WI (608) 205-0220 www.flcstoughton.com
Easter Services: April 20
7:30am Sunrise Service 8:30am Easter Breakfast 10:30am Second Service
Easter Sunday, April 20
7:00 a.m. – Festival Worship with Holy Communion 8:00 a.m. – Easter Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt 9:10 a.m. – Youth-Friendly Worship with Holy Communion 10:30 a.m. – Festival Worship with Holy Communion
April 17, 2014
Kettle West: Some alders question TIF application for west side development
Continued from page 1 mayor’s position at the April 8 Common Council meeting, which immediately followed the Finance meeting. He said a city resolution adopted in 2005 establishing the city’s policy did not include the application and noted it is not an ordinance. A policy can be interpreted and applied in any number of ways and “is up to you folks to decide,” he told the council. Olson explained “it’s important to note that while the form says ‘application’ on it … it’s not technically an application.” “A formal application really has a lot more to it,” Olson said in an interview with the Hub last week. “And it has that signature at the end. ‘Guideline’ sounds even a little soft. It’s an internal document that whoever is compiling this information or working with a developer can use as sort of a checklist to make sure we have what we need.” council. But the council didn’t even know if it was being used or not,” he said. “So it eventually is just this morass of misinformation that leads nowhere. I don’t know how to make any effective point out of it. I just wish it had been handled differently.” Ald. Tim Swadley (D-1) was upset that the council hadn’t been informed of the city’s TIF policy before it was asked to vote on the development agreement. “That policy should have been brought to our attention,” he asserted in an interview with the Hub. “Instead, they do it after the fact. “Apparently some of the more veteran council members were aware of this policy,” he added. “I’ve been on three years now, and I wasn’t aware.” Olson said city staff have been “working our way” through the TIF application process. She noted it is not a single form that a developer can simply fill out. “We’re gathering information along this checklist,” she said. “But we’re just not there yet.” Once that process is completed, staff will present a TIF project plan for the council’s consideration, Olson said. She said some community members have been hung up on the word “application,” when in reality, the application is a process that “is always open to interpretation.” Olson believes part of the opposition’s argument that the city has not been following the TIF policy is due to a misunderstanding of the process. It’s the first time the city has attempted to use TIF to promote a large commercial development and alders “haven’t seen those inner workings before,” she said. Olson compared it to constructing a clock: “If you’ve never seen a clock made, you don’t know the background to it, but you see the clock at the end.”
Procedures for requesting TIF assistance
the application with OVERVIEW OF THE TIF REQUEsT PROCEss discusses consideration given to any additional 1. An application for TIF assistance on a project is submitted by a private developer to the FINANCE DIRECTOR of the CITY OF STOUGHTON, who will notify the MAYOR of the application. 2. The FINANCE DIRECTOR will review the application and determine whether the application is complete and whether the proposed project is eligible under the City’s policy, and will then forward said application along with a recommendation to the FINANCE COMMITTEE for consideration. 4. The COMMITTEE reviews and material provided by City Staff. A public hearing to hear testimony from concerned citizens, may be held . 6. The COMMITTEE recommends approval, denies or tables the application. 7. The CITY COUNCIL THEN considers the recommendation of the COMMITTEE. 8. If approved by the CITY COUNCIL, a Development Agreement will be executed between the CITY and the Developer applicant. Source: City of Stoughton that’s where I have some heartburn. “Especially when all along, that’s what some of us have been complaining about. Then they say, ‘What are you talking about? We’ve been giving you everything.’ “Then this policy shows up,” he said, “and they start posting things on the website that hadn’t been previously released. It just smells bad and it’s not good for the city.” Majewski said he agrees the policy is really a guide for city staff, but if the city is not adhering to the policy, it’s making it up as it goes, and that’s not a process that people can trust. He said it also makes the council’s oversight and legislative responsibilities more difficult. “They’re making the rules as they go along, but at the same time using it as protection,” he charged. “They say they’re following all the pertinent laws and safeguards, and they’re trying to have it both ways. But either they follow the policy or they don’t. “But,” he added, “they’ve got the votes, and this is nothing more than a delay for them.”
That explanation isn’t convincing to some city alders, however. In an interview with the Hub, Ald. Tom Selsor (D-4), quipped, “When is an application not an application? When it’s time to use it.” He said he found it “a little offensive that they brought in the attorney to explain to us something so simple-minded as to whether the application should have been used or not. “It isn’t a legal issue,” he continued. “And it’s so complicated (the KPW approval process) that it’s almost impossible to explain to anybody except the ones there on the council who are immersed in it.” Selsor noted that the resolution establishing the policy includes language stating it can be changed, “but it should be changed by the
Opponents on the council – Swadley, David Kneebone (D-1), Michael Engelberger (D-2), Tom Majewski (D-3) and Selsor – point to specific items in the TIF policy and application as evidence the administration has not been following policy. For example, item No. 7 in the TIF policy states: “The city will enter into a Development Agreement with the private developer on all projects which have been approved for TIF assistance.” Yet the council has already approved the agreement, despite the lack of a TIF project plan. Item No. 10 states “a thorough market analysis should be completed” before the council considers the development agreement. That hasn’t been done. In fact, the council just last Tuesday approved hiring a company, Maxfield Group, to conduct the analysis and doesn’t expect to see the results for three months. A big area of dispute has centered on item No. 14 in the application for TIF assistance. It reads, “Identify any proposed tenants of the project. Have leases been negotiated or signed? What type of lease is contemplated?” Olson and finance director Laurie Sullivan have stressed that the question is not which companies will be tenants, but rather what type of companies. Swadley, Kneebone and Engelberger all disagreed. “The more information we have, the better for us,” Kneebone told Finance. “We’ve been poking around in the dark, and I’m getting weary of it.” “If you knew the names of the corporations, you
would know what they’re selling,” Engelberger added. Perhaps most importantly, KPW opponents argue, the TIF policy states that the application and proposal should first be considered by the Finance Committee and then forwarded to the council with a recommendation. Olson and Sullivan explained that because economic development has been such an important initiative of the city over the last several years, they decided “a while ago” to bring KPW matters directly to the council as a whole and bypass the committee. “In talking with the finance chairs throughout the years, they said let’s just take it to the whole council,” Olson told the Hub. “Let’s discuss it with everybody’s input. “That’s why it didn’t take that step in between at finance. It went straight to council so everyone could be in the know, at the ground level.”
In the dark
But alders opposed to the project say they have not been “in the know.” “I’m radically upset about the way things are so
tightly and inappropriately controlled,” said Selsor, a former developer who had supported KPW plans for the past couple of years until mid-January. He and several other alders said they only learned last week that the proposed development would include a bank and a convenience store, after pressing staff for that information. Planning director Rodney Scheel told the committee a financial institution and a “C store” have been identified on a KPW plan map for some time. Olson explained that “sometimes there’s just too much information and you can’t see the forest for all the trees that are in the way. It’s been there, but maybe we haven’t talked about it with council.” Swadley and Selsor each said they suspected that the TIF policy hadn’t been followed as laid out because it would have revealed earlier in the process that a WalMart SuperCenter was to be the development’s anchor tenant, which its proponents knew would stir opposition. Swadley said city staff haven’t been “forthcoming about the components of the policy, and I guess
Juniors Lucas Myers and Jacob Johnson play during their saxophone duet.
Tina’s Home Cleaning, LLC
Specializing in Residential Cleaning Insured • 11 Years Experience Reliable • Free Estimates
Photos by Kimberly Wethal
The Music on the Mezz Concert was held at the Stoughton Public Library on April 1. The concert featured multiple Stoughton High School band, choir and orchestra students who performed solos, duets and concertos. The students who played at the concert also performed at local Solo and Ensemble district festivals in February and all advanced to the State Solo and Ensemble festival, which will be held on April 26 at UW-Whitewater. Above, seniors Ashley Harnack and Amber Pope play a flute duet.
835-0339 • 513-3638
845-9559 x226 • email@example.com
Jeremy Jones, sports editor
Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor
845-9559 x237 • firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 845-9550
Thursday, April 17, 2014
For more sports coverage, visit: ConnectStoughton.com
Anderson takes seventh at Dells invite
Assistant sports editor
The Stoughton High School boys golf team traveled to the Wisconsin Dells Trapper’s Turn and Christmas Mountain golf courses last Friday and Saturday for the Dells Invitational and finished with a 662 (331-331). “Overall, I was pretty pleased with how we played,” head coach Dave Taebel said. “We had only one player with varsity experience in Max Fergus, and he played really well. The younger kids also stepped up and performed.” Freshman Sam Anderson led the way with a seventh-place overall 158 (78-80), while senior Max Fergus finished with a 158 (78-80). Junior Jacob Fitzsimmons shot a 176 in the two rounds (92-84), and sophomore Austin Kotlowski finished with a 177 (89-88). Sophomore Ian Sutton’s score of 178 (86-92) also helped the Vikings. Taebel said the team now has some experience and just needs to work on some of the little things, which includes handling adverse weather, knowing scoring procedures and rule decisions and being able to execute their swing with the many different types of shots they may face. “We had some mistakes that show their inexperience at times but the whole weekend was a tremendous learning experience,” Taebel said. “... They now have the knowledge that they can perform at this level and compete with some of the top teams around. “I hope this will be a building block as we move forward in our schedule.” Stoughton continues the season at 7:50 a.m. Thursday in the Monona Grove invite at The Oaks Golf Course. Stoughton then travels to Maple Bluff Country Club at noon Monday to play in the Wisconsin PGA invite.
Vikings’s offense clicks during hot start
Assistant sports editor
The Stoughton High School baseball team has scored 48 runs during its 3-1 overall start to begin the season. Head coach Jeremy Dunnihoo said the high production on offense is a little bit of a surprise. “We had a lot of confidence in our bats going into the season, but we didn’t expect to score this many runs so early in the season, especially since we haven’t put together a full effort yet,” Dunnihoo said. “We see the potential, and we are excited with what we have done so far.” Stoughton hosts Monona Grove at 5 p.m. Thursday, and it travels to Milton at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Stoughton 15, MH 5
Stoughton 175, Monona Grove 178
The Vikings hosted Monona Grove at Stoughton Country Club Tuesday and won 175-178. The dual marked the opening of the Badger South Conference dual season. The Vikings (1-0) shared the title last year. Anderson led Stoughton with a 39. The freshman is leading the Vikings with greens in regulation (43 percent), is second in putts per green (1.65), is second in 9-hole average (38.67) and is first with his 18-hole average (78.5). Those stats have Anderson ranked first on the Stoughton golf website. “We knew Anderson was going to be in the mix for us. He is a great athlete,” Taebel said. “... He is a worker. He practices all the time. He played in a lot of competitive events in the summer. Even though he is a freshman, he has a lot of experience.” Kotlowski followed Anderson with a 43, and Fergus added a 47. Sutton finished the scoring with a 48. Eli Buffatt led Monona Grove (0-1) with a 41, while Peyton Mueller shot a 42. Zach Johnston followed with a 46 and Derek Provenzano finished the scoring with a 49. The Stoughton JV team also won, 186-201.
Freshman Sam Anderson stands on the golf course during the Wisconsin Dells Invitational. Anderson finished seventh overall with a two-round score of 158. He shot a 78 the first day and an 80 the second day Anderson (right) shows of his seventh-place medal.
The next conference dual is at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24. The Vikings travel to Foxboro Golf Course to take on Oregon.
Stoughton invite (PPD)
The Stoughton Invitational at Stoughton Country Club was postponed for the second time last Monday. After being moved due to course conditions from April 7 to April 14, weather once again wreaked havoc on the course with cold, snowy conditions Monday. There was no makeup date announced by the Courier Hub’s deadline, but the meet might not be able to be made up due to the compressed schedules of area teams.
The Vikings traveled to Mount Horeb last Thursday and scored 10 runs in the final two innings to pull out a 15-5 win. Senior Chris Lund started the outburst in the 5-run sixth with a 2-run double, and senior PJ Rosowski followed with a 3-run home run. Junior Cade Bunnell had an RBI walk to start the seventh, and Lund followed with an RBI fielder’s choice. Rosowski followed with an RBI double, and junior Alex Zacharias hit a 2-run single. Bunnell also had an RBI double in the first, while Lund picked up an RBI single. Rosowski added an RBI double in the first. Juniors Zach Hasselberger and Alex Showers added RBI singles. Showers picked up the win. He pitched five innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits. He struck out six and walked two. Senior Braden Poirer
Turn to Baseball/Page 11
Grappling to the podium at state
The Stoughton Youth Wrestling team wrestled in the 2014 Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Kids Folkstyle State tournament at the Alliant Energy Center in March. Close left, the 2014 state champions (from left) are: Nicolar Rivera, Tyler Dow and Rudy Detweiler. Far left, the 2014 state placewinners (front, from left) are: Claire Spilde (second) and Rose Ann Marshall (third); (back) Trenton Dow (fourth), Griffin Empey (third), Cade Spilde (fifth) and Beckett Spilde (fifth). (not pictured) Nolan Kraus (sixth) and Hunter Lewis (second).
April 17, 2014
PRs pile up in first outdoor meet for boys squad
Assistant sports editor
Track and field
There were plenty of top performances for the Stoughton High School track and field team last Thursday at DeForest. The Vikings lost the dual 77-54 but had eight firstplace finishes and 13 personal records in the first outdoor dual of the season. “Overall, to see all those first places. I was pleasantly surprised with how they did,” head coach Nate Nelson said. Sophomores Josh Hitchcock and Kyle Wilkinson each had PRs in the 100-meter dash. Hitchcock won the event in 11.4 seconds, while Wilkinson took eighth and finished in 12.7. Senior Will Clark won the 300 in 39.2, while junior Ryan Sperle took third in 40.8. Junior Patrick Reilly added a first place in the 600 in 1:35.7. Junior John McCune won the 1500 in 4:41.8, and senior Santiago Sarthou took third in 4:42.4. Senior Luke Logan, Clark, McCune and Sarthou won the 1600 sprint relay in 3:57.5. In the field events, Stoughton swept the high jump. Sophomore Adam Krumholz won and had a PR with a height of 5 feet, 8 inches, while junior Brad Graffin was second and also had a PR (5-8). Logan was third (5-6). Senior River Hoaglin won the triple jump and got a PR (39-1 1/2), while senior Jayce Yellow Bird took
third and had a PR with a 37-9. Sophomore Jakob Benson and Graffin also PRed. Benson took fourth (37-2 1/2), while Graffin was sixth (33-1 1/4). Yellow Bird added a first place in the long jump with a distance of 17-11. Krumholz added a PR with a fifth place (16-3). Benson and junior Xing Yang added PRs in the 200. Benson took second in 25.8, while Yang was fourth in 26.4. Sophomore Brady Anderson also PRed with a throw of 34-6 in the shot put. Junior James Dinges PRed in the discus with a throw of 103-8. Freshman Nathan Moll was second in the 300 hurdles in 48.2, while sophomore Buck Krueger took third in the discus (111-4). Logan and junior Derek Schultz tied for third in the pole vault with heights of 10 feet.
Schultz added a fifth place in the pole vault with a 10-0 and an eighth place in the 400 in 58.12. Benson was sixth in the triple jump (37-2 1/2). Baraboo won the event (190 1/3), while Fort Atkinson (141 1/3) and McFarland (123 1/2) took second and third, respectively.
The Badger Challenge at Portage High School Tuesday for both the boys and the girls was postponed due to weather conditions. The meet was rescheduled for Thursday. Stoughton continues the dual season in a triple dual against Monroe and Oregon at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Oregon High School.
GIRLS TRACK 11 first places lead to opening dual win
There were a few more PRs on Saturday at the McFarland invite for the boys, which took sixth overall with 29 1/2 points. Dinges and Graffin both had PRs for the second straight meet. Dinges PRed in the shot put (35-6) and took ninth. He also took eighth place in the discus with a throw of 102-11. Graffin added a PR in the high jump with a first-place 6-1. Freshman Owen Roe finished eighth in the 1600 with a time of 5:00.98. Roe also took sixth in the 800 in 2:16.57
The Stoughton High School girls track and field team picked up 11 first places last Thursday in a dual at DeForest, helping the Vikings win 92-40. “Just seeing how some of the new kids are developing and learning their event is a relief,” head coach Eric Benedict said. “I was very nervous just going in and seeing how the kids were going to perform.” Senior Hannah Sonsalla led a sweep in the 300-meter dash with a first place in 44.9. Junior Nikki Staffen (45.6) and sophomore Maren Gryttenholm (45.8) finished second and third, respectively. Sonsalla
also took second in the 100 (13.3), while Gryttenholm was third by hundredths of a second. The 1600 sprint relay team of Gryttenholm, freshman Aly Weum, Staffen and Sonsalla was first in 4:25.3. Senior Maren Schultz and junior Hannah Posick took first in the high jump and pole vault, respectively. Schultz won the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches. Freshman Payton Kahl was second with a 4-10 in more attempts. Posick won the pole vault with a height of 9-6. Senior Mykala Conroy was second with a 9-0. Junior Alexus Crockett (shot put) and junior Savanna Smith (discus) each took first places, as well. Crockett won the shot with a 34-4. Smith won the discus with a 99-0. Smith also took second in the shot (33-11 1/2), while junior Allie Niemeyer took second in the discus (85-6) and third in the shot (29-0). Junior Alexa Deutsch added a first in the 100 hurdles in 17.4. She also took second in the 300 hurdles in 55.5. Freshman Kylie Lynch was third in 56.5. Freshman Kendra Halverson took first in the 200 in 28.5 seconds, while freshman Lydia Schultz took third in 30.9. Weum added a first in the 600 in 1:44.6, while senior Katherine Rude was third in 1:51.2. Freshman Clea Roe was first in the 1500 in 5:36, and senior Ashley Harnack added a second in 5:36.5.
Freshman Mya Lonnebotn won the triple jump with a distance of 31-2. Freshman Marissa Robson was second (30-1). Robson’s jump was a PR. She has improved a foot on her jump every week so far. Lonnebotn also took second in the long jump (14-11 1/2). Benedict said that the performances across the board with both upperclassmen and underclassmen show the depth of the Vikings. “We have a lot of numbers but some of our senior leaders and junior leaders’ performances are helping the younger kids,” Benedict said. “That has me pretty excited about the future and what is to come.”
The girls traveled to McFarland Saturday and took first place out of eight teams with 162 1/2 points. Weum once again broke a school record, posting a 58.72 in the 400. That time is the fastest outdoor time in the state so far, putting her second on the Wisconsin Track Honor Roll. Staffen finished behind Weum in the 400 with a second-place time of 1:02.15. Sonsalla won the 300 hurdles in 48.98, while Maren Schultz won the high jump (5-0). Sophomore Shelby Orcutt was sixth in the 300 hurdles (55.70). Posick (4-10) took fourth in the high jump, while Kahl (4-8) tied for fifth. Conroy won the pole
vault (9-0), while Posick took second (9-0). Lonnebotn added a first place in the triple jump with a distance of 32-10 1/2. Robson was third (31-2 1/2). “Lonnebotn is someone who is really starting to figure out the triple jump, and I am looking at a lot of great things to come,” Benedict said. The 4x200 team of Kahl, Lonnebotn, Posick and Conroy added a first place in the 4x200. Benedict said he hopes that team stays together to reach its full potential later in the year. The 4x100 team took second. Deutsch, Sonsalla, Lynch and Gryttenholm finished in 54.81. Sophomore Megan Reese took second in the long jump (15- 1/2). It was her first 15-foot jump of the season. Benedict said it is a big boost for her confidence level. Lynch added a sixthplace in the long jump (13-8 1/2). Smith took third in the both the discus (108-6) and the shot put (33-9), while Crockett added a fourth in the shot put (33-0). Deutsch was second in the 100 hurdles (17.59), and Orcutt was third (17.8). Lynch was eighth (18.8). Sonsalla was third in the 100 (13.4), and Gryttenholm took fifth (13.64). Harnack grabbed a fifth in the 1600 (5:52.27). McFarland was second at the meet (151), while Baraboo took third (108 1/2).
VFW Badger Post 328 Inc. 200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton
Vikings start season with a 1-2 overall record
The Stoughton High School boys lacrosse team returns in 2014 a year after making the sectional finals and nearly moving on to the championship. The Vikings were ranked No. 1 in Division 2 last season and will look to get back there this year. Stoughton started the season 1-2 overall (0-1 in the Madison Area Lacrosse Association conference). Head coach Josh Wollin did not return messages or a team questionnaire by the Courier Hub’s Tuesday deadline. Stoughton won its season opener on April 4 over Mukwonago, 12-8, and dropped the next game on April
Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, French toast, chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, dinner roll and dessert $9.75
Please call ahead for reservations 873-9042
April 20 – 8:30am-1:00pm
8 against Janesville, 10-9. Monday’s game with Verona was postponed without a makeup date announced. Stoughton hosts Oregon at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. It also played Madison Memorial Tuesday but results were unavailable.
Lady Vikings score a goal in three losses last week
Assistant sports editor
Celebrate Your Graduate’s Achievement!
For that special keepsake place an ad in the
Black & White Ad $ 15 $ 30 $ 50 Color Ad $ 39 $ 54 $ 85
The Stoughton High School girls soccer team didn’t have its best week, going 0-3 and being outscored 16-1 against some good competition. Head coach Dave Wermuth was not available by the Courier Hub’s Tuesday deadline.
The Vikings (0-4 overall, 0-1 Badger South Conference) lost to Milton 2-0 last Thursday, and they fell 7-0 to Sugar River last Saturday. Stoughton traveled to DeForest on Tuesday and lost 5-1. Senior Hayley Bach picked up Stoughton’s lone goal in the 60th minute against DeForest, but the Norskies scored four times
in 11 minutes before adding a fifth goal in the 31st minute. Sophomore goalie Hannah Wood finished with nine saves against Milton. She picked up four saves against Sugar River, and she had six saves against DeForest. Stoughton travels to Poynette at 7 p.m. Thursday, and it hosts Cambridge at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.
1 column x 3 inch ad: 2 column x 3 inch ad: 2 column x 5 inch ad:
Caring for our Green World since 1978
Contact Diane Beaman at (608) 873-6671 or email@example.com for more information
Spring Cleanup, It's allPruning, about the details! Fall Cleanups, Tree and Shrub Pruning, Planting and Lawn Repair and Complete Removals, Stump Grinding, Mulching and Complete Landscape Makeovers Landscape Makeovers.
Tim Andrews Horticulturist - LLC
in the Classiﬁeds! 873-6671 or
SELL IT NOW…
April 17, 2014
Adams leads U19 National team over France
A select group of US high school seniors from 18 different states, including Stoughton’s Jesse Adams, traveled to France and defeated their country’s defending U19 national championship team 49-0 on Saturday, March 29 in La Courneuve, a suburb of Paris. Organized by American Football Worldwide, eight different players registered points for the AFW USA ELITE squad.
Weather forces Vikings to postpone three more games and Adams-Friendship tourney
Stoughton softball once again fell victim to early-season Wisconsin spring weather last week, seeing three more games postponed. The only game that Stoughton was able to get in was a loss to Mount Horeb last Thursday.
the 19-0 loss. The Vikings mustered two hits off Mount Horeb ace Kaitlyn Massman, who struck out two and walked one. Junior Breanna Bollig (1-for-4) and Nicole Kelly (2-for-3) each drove in four runs for Mount Horeb, while Rina Fleming and Morgan Darrow added another three apiece.
Stoughton, McFarland (PPD)
Monday, April 21, in Oregon.
Mount Horeb 19, Stoughton 0
Adams-Friendship tourney (PPD)
Persistent rains over the weekend and a late-season snowfall forced the second postponement of Stoughton’s non-conference game against McFarland on Monday. No make-up date had been announced as the Hub went to press on Tuesday evening.
Stoughton, Fort Atkinson (PPD)
The Vikings opened the week in a Badger Conference crossover game against Mount Horeb last Thursday. Stoughton fell behind 8-0 in the first inning and were never able to recover in
The Adams-Friendship tournament was postponed Saturday. “We are trying to find some dates, but at this point we are having a hard time finding days,” Vikings head coach Kristin Siget said.
Stoughton, Oregon (PPD)
Rain, snow and temperatures in the mid to low 30s saw the Vikings forced Stoughton, Monroe (PPD) to postpone yet another game Tuesday at Stoughton will make-up its April 1 Oregon. home game against Monroe on May 12. That game has been moved to 5 p.m.
The Vikings saw their Badger South road game at foe Fort Atkinson postponed. Originally scheduled for Thursday, April 3, inclement weather pushed the game to Monday, April 7, when it was canceled once again. The game has been rescheduled for a second time for 5 p.m. Monday, April 28.
Baseball: Vikings split with Reedsburg in doubleheader
Continued from page 9 pitched the final two innings and had two strikeouts and a walk. Johnson had an RBI walk. Zacharias added an RBI fielder’s choice in the third. Zacharias picked up the win. He went four innings and allowed two earned runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out one. Eugster finished the game and allowed three hits. He struck out three and walked one. In the second game, Stoughton lost 6-5. Rosowski tied the game in the top of the seventh with an RBI double, but Reedsburg scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the inning. Rosowski also had a RBI double in the first and later scored on a passed ball. Bunnell had two sacrifice fly RBIs. Rosowski picked up the loss. He went 1/3 of an inning and had a strikeout. Lund started and allowed four hits in three innings. He struck out three and walked one. Ripp also pitched three innings. He allowed three earned runs on six hits. He struck out six and walked two. the season opener. Bunnell had the win. He struck out six in four innings and walked two. He allowed two hits. In the April 8 9-6 win over Madison Edgewood, Poirer hit a solo home run and added a 3-run double. Rosowski added two RBIs. Lund also had a RBI. Rosowski picked up the win. He struck out seven and walked two. He allowed three earned runs on five hits.
Join Dr. David Melnick, General Surgeon, to learn about hernias, associated problems and surgical solutions.
David Melnick, M.D. General Surgeon
The Vikings hosted Reedsburg Saturday in a double header and split the games. Stoughton defeated Reedsburg 10-6 in the first game. Zacharias hit an RBI single, and Sam Ripp picked up an RBI fielder’s choice in the fourth. Stoughton scored twice on throwing errors in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Lund started the scoring with a 2-run triple in the first. Rosowski followed with an RBI single. Poirer picked up an RBI single in the third, and Jacob
Bunnell picked up three RBIs, while Brett Byrne, Johnson and Zacharias all added RBIs in a 9-0 win over Madison Memorial in
Thursday, April 24th at noon Stoughton Hospital Bryant Health Education Center (lower level)
Jake’s Own Ham
Low in added salt and water, trimmed to perfection
Spiral Cut Fire-Glazed Ham (oooh!)
To register for this free event, please contact Sonja at 873-2356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Lamb - Order Now!
WE ’ R
E AR 82 Y S YO B E ST
AND OUR FAMOUS Potato Salad
visit www .jacobsonb rosdeli.com
Plus 5 Other Great Locations
DELI CH LUN TOWN
STOUGHTON 873-3334 McCOMB RD
April 17, 2014
Clarence A. Johnson
Clarence A. Johnson
Fun and fitness
The 4-year-old kindergarten students at St. Ann in Stoughton had a theme night of fun and fitness last week. They played games, crawled through hoops and jumped over foam obstacles.
Honors and dean’s list Institute
Wheaton College Kailey Tachick, dean’s list UW-Whitewater Mikaela Athnos, dean’s list; Kathryn Beck, dean’s list; Lisa Boland, dean’s list; Katie Campbell, dean’s list; Evan Conroy, dean’s list; Rachel Gradian, dean’s list; Emily Haskin, dean’s list; Morgan Hasselberger, dean’s list; Rebekah Hulse, dean’s list; Kaylie Klingaman, dean’s list; Kayla Moe, dean’s list; Kelsey Olson, dean’s list; Rebeca Olson, dean’s list; Katerina Patrinos, dean’s list; Jamie Peck, dean’s list; Timothy Phillips, dean’s list; Drew Pike, dean’s list; Grant Pope, dean’s list; Sarah Posch, dean’s list; Megan Reynolds, dean’s list; Nicole Roloff, dean’s list; Allyson Sanderson, dean’s list; Peter Shep, dean’s list; Sydney Sipos, dean’s list; Michelle Storage, dean’s list; Ashley Vedvig, dean’s list; Hannah Vick, dean’s list Rensselaer Polytechnic Matthew Wolter, dean’s list University of NebraskaLincoln Erica Nett, dean’s list UW-Green Bay Sara Tupper, honors UW-Milwaukee Schyler Hanson, dean’s list; Emily Jacobson, dean’s list; Emily McCune, dean’s list; Melissa Schlei, dean’s list; Luke Stacey, dean’s list; Lucas Tonstad, dean’s list; Hanna Vedvig, dean’s list; Quinn Wermuth, dean’s list University of MinnesotaTwin Cities Rachael Drago, dean’s list; Alexandra Thiermann, dean’s list; Rachel Timmerman, dean’s list; Jennifer Yelk, dean’s list University of St. Thomas (Minn.) Elizabeth Ploch, dean’s list; Thomas Zahn, dean’s list
Clarence A. Johnson, age 78, of Stoughton, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Madison Veterans’ Hospital. He was born on Feb. 20, 1936, in Stoughton, the son of Clarence and Adeline (Halverson) Johnson. Clarence was united in marriage to Delores Mellor on July 9, 1960, in Stoughton. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. Clarence worked at the Shoe Factory in Edgerton, and then went to work for Uniroyal for 44 years, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tractor pulls and golfing. Clarence was a master of many trades (he could fix anything), and was a passionate MasseyHarris collector. Clarence is survived by his wife, Delores; three
children, Gordon (Sherry) Johnson, Brenda Slovacek (Jim Grunewald) and Dan (Denise) Johnson; grandchildren, Josh (Amanda) Johnson, Kimberly (Andrew) Stoltenberg, Alicia Johnson (Phil Hoops III), Jacob Slovacek, Ashley Johnson, and Brandan Johnson; great-grandchildren, Kylie, Paityn, and Hunter Hoops; and brothers and sisters, Marion (Otto) Rusch, Lori (Don) Nelson, Arlene (Dick) Lehr, Florence (Paul) Hefty, Paul (Gladys) Johnson, Roger (Judy) Johnson, Carol (Steve) French, Julie Haines, and Mary Jo (Don Harried) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Gay; son, Bruce; and sister, Virginia Dees. Funeral services were held at Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton, on Monday, April 14, 2014, with the Rev. Jerry Tews presiding. Burial with Military Rites was at Lutheran South Cemetery. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the VA Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room staff for their exceptional care of Clarence. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh.com Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care 1358 Highway 51N 873-4590 Lily; mother, Lorayne; sister, Stef Murray; brother, Jon (Rosanne) Smythe; sister, Kim Smythe; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles; husband, Tom; and brotherin-law, Dan Murray. Funeral services were held at Christ Lutheran Church, 700 County Hwy. B, Stoughton, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with Pastor Paula Geister-Jones presiding. Burial was at Wheeler Prairie Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace (agrace.org) HospiceCare at 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh.com. “For everything there is a season…”Ecclesiastes 3:1 Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care 1358 Highway 51N 873-4590
Susan Jean Gundlach
Plymouth State University University of Nebraska(NH) Lincoln Emily Auby, president’s Erica Marie Nett, high list scholar
Susan Jean Gundlach, age 71, of Stoughton, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on July 19, 1942, in Madison, the daughter of Charles and Lorayne (Jenson) Smythe. Susan Smythe married Harold “Tommy” Gundlach on Dec. 19,, 1967, in Madison. She retired from American Family Insurance, after 20 years, in 2009. Following her retirement she volunteered weekly at the Stoughton Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with her nine grandchildren and her dog Ben. Susan is survived by six children, Steven (Jill Schwarze-Gundlach) Gundlach, Dichelle Gundlach, Lisa (Ron Anderson) Gundlach, David (Lisa) Gundlach, Tracy (JR) Szabo and Shannon (Scott) Davison; eight grandchildren, Erika, Alexia, Jake, Morgan, Gwen, Henry, Maggie,
Arthur Sveum, 94, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2014, at his home. Art was born in Stoughton on Nov. 15, 1919, the son of Oscar and Mabel Sveum. He graduated from Stoughton High School and Madison Business College before serving in the Army during both World War II and the Korean War. When he returned to Stoughton, he married Irene Seamonson on Nov. 25, 1945. They made their home in Stoughton where they raised their children and were active in Covenant Lutheran Church. Art was a Stoughton businessman for more than 60 years, first with his own clothing store and later as the founder of Arthur B. Sveum Real Estate (now Coldwell Banker Success). He was very active in the community where he was past president of the Lions Club, the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce and the Stoughton Fair Association. He was also a member of the American Legion, Stoughton Jaycees, Stoughton Industrial Board, Stoughton Hospital Foundation and Stoughton Hospital Board of Directors, as well as several realty associations. Art received a Distinguished Service to Small Business Award from the
University of Wisconsin and he and Irene were honored for their service to the community when they were selected to be the 1985 Stoughton Syttende Mai King and Queen. Art and Irene were longtime members of Stoughton Country Club where they were both avid golfers and Art was proud to be a member of the National Hole in One Association. Art worked well into his “golden” years, but once retired he loved spending time working in the yard or tending his flower gardens. He also volunteered at Stoughton Hospital until he was 90. He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Peter Sveum of Stoughton, John Sveum and Phil (Sue) Sveum of Madison and Joann (Harland) Lee of Hazelhurst; grandchildren, Erik Sveum of Livingston, Mont., Paul Sveum of Cornucopia, Matt (Kristi) Sveum of Columbia, Mo., Kelsey Sveum of Madison, Kristin (Randy) Ott of Edgerton, Kathryn (Phil) Ong of Orlando, Fla., and Karen (Jerry) Sheets of Tomah. Art is also survived by his sister Doris (Don) Helmke and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ogden and Lynn, and sisters, Avis and Doreen. Memorial services were held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Covenant Lutheran Church in Stoughton with the Rev. Jerry Tews officiating. Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc. or to Covenant Lutheran Church. The family wishes to thank Agrace HospiceCare and personal caregivers Kelly Buss and her team for their kindness and caring. Cress Funeral Service 206 W. Prospect Street Stoughton, WI 53589 873-9244 cressfuneralservice.com including Madison, Sun Prairie and Stoughton. She enjoyed hosting parties, riding horses and was continually working on her tennis game. Friends enjoyed sharing her wry sense of humor, keen intelligence and her fabulous food. She brought style, beauty and elegance to everything she did. Jan was deeply loved by her friends and family and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband Jim Wildeman, sisters Marybeth Moore, Karen Denise Skube and Debora Lynn Skube Antos; neices Elizabeth Dodson Moore and LeeAnn Rose Shea; and a nephew, David Moore. A private memorial gathering will be scheduled sometime later this spring. Online codolences may be made at gundersonfh. com. Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care 1358 Highway 51N 873-4590
Janice M. Skube
Janice M. Skube
Memorials for those we love and remember.
Submit academic achievement items to:
WISCONSIN MONUMENT & VAULT CO.
Serving Stoughton since 1989.
159 W. Main St. • 873-5513
CREATE A MOREL GARDEN IN YOUR BACK YARD
We provide the seed and easy to use instructions for preparing an outdoor Morel Habitat. You just sow the seed, maintain the Morel Habitat, and pick and enjoy pounds of fresh Morels
$32.95 + $7.95 S/H -- ORDER (800) 789-9121 P. O. BOX 515 WIM * GRATON, CA 95444
Janice M. Skube, age 46, died unexpectedly the morning of Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in her home in Stoughton. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio on Nov. 18, 1967. Jan came to Madison to attend graduate school and received an MA in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1996. She married Jim Wildeman on Sept 10, 2000, and together they settled in Stoughton in 2003. She worked in several libraries in the area
Allow 1-4 weeks for delivery - Spawn Guaranteed
April 17, 2014
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS RoUtinG & CracK SeaLinG Street 1-2014 CitY of StoUGHton, Wisconsin
City of Stoughton 381 E. Main Street Stoughton, WI 53589 Published April 10 and 17, 2014 WNAXLP Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Section 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exemptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1). The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. CITY OF STOUGHTON Maria Hougan, City Clerk Publish: April 17, 24 and May 1, 2014 WNAXLP Sandhill student “Battle of the Books” books from Sandhill Working for Kids Parent Group; 2 electric hospital beds valued at approximately $1,400.00 for the high school nursing assistant program from Watertown High School; and, related budget adjustments totaling $8,464.99; approve a resignation for Andrew Dregne effective, February 24, 2014; and, approve a field trip request for the high school Quiz Bowl students to compete at the Quiz Bowl National Championship Tournament in Chicago, IL, May 30-June 1, 2014.” COMMITTEE REPORTS: None. DISCUSSION/ACTION: A. 2014-15 Calendar (L2, L3, P1, P3, W1) A motion was made by Donna Tarpinian, seconded by Tina Hunter, and carried unanimously to approve the 2014-15 school calendar as presented. DISCUSSION: A. Student Survey Results/Update Director of Student Services, Pete Wilson presented recent student Gallup Poll results for SASD students in grades 5-12. This census style survey measures district students in three areas, Hope, Engagement and Well Being through 20 questions. The survey takes each student about 10 minutes to complete, is conducted Tuesday through Friday and this is the second year we have participated in this survey. We receive reports by grade and overall district. Next steps include: evidence based curriculum; continued training and professional development, parenting education training, student leadership opportunities; and, tier two positive intervention and supports. B. Facilities Annual Update Facilities Committee Chair, Brett Schumacher introduced the District’s new Building and Grounds Supervisor, Scott Adams and reviewed a recent tour of all district facilities. The Facilities Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room. Scott reviewed focus areas: energy management; asset management (preventative maintenance); safety; and facility appearance. Upcoming projects: Quale land donation, repurposing of athletic fields; building management and high school entrance improvements (summer 2014). C. Referendum Planning (F2, L1-L5, P2, W1) Dr. Onsager reviewed upcoming referendum presentations. Three listening sessions are scheduled for March 5 at Fox Prairie, March 12 at River Bluff and March 20 at the high school at 6:30 p.m. He reviewed referendum questions we have received at presentations and via the website. Listening Session, March 5, 6:30 p.m. Fox Prairie, March 12, 6:30 p.m. River Bluff, and, March 20, 6:30 p.m. High School FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Staffing (April 7), Staff Handbook, Community FAB Lab open house March 15 (9:00 – 12 noon). A motion was made by Francis Sullivan, seconded by Joe Freye, and carried unanimously to adjourn at 7:57 p.m. Tina Hunter, Clerk Published: April 17, 2014 WNAXLP TIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS: A. High School Pops Concert Presentation High School Vocal Music Teacher, Ryan Casey introduced students, Will Clark and Kaylee Stringham. They each performed their recent Pops Concert songs. SUPERINTENDENT/PRINCIPAL/ STUDENT REPORTS: District Administrator, Tim Onsager informed the board we will have different student groups perform or demonstrate their talents at one board meeting per month, FAB Lab open house was this past Saturday, and, the district is now on Facebook and Twitter highlighting our kids and programs. CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by Donna Tarpinian, seconded by Brett Schumacher, and carried unanimously to approve: the March 3, 2014 meeting minutes; the February 26 - March 12, 2014 check register and P Card statement as presented; We would like to say thank you to the following individuals and groups and move approval of the following donations to the District: $1,195.00 for high school wrestling from Stoughton Viking Wrestling Club; $42.07 for River Bluff PBIS expenses from Lily Wetzel; $155.22 for River Bluff PBIS expenses from Devon Knudson; $2,500.00 for high school FAB Lab technology from Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.; $110.00 for River Bluff PBIS expenses from Anne Iverson; $33.40 for student meals from Cynthia Pietruszynski; $780.00 for high school boys and girls golf expenses from Charles “Bud” Erickson; $500.00 for a high school scholarship from McGlynn Pharmacy; $222.00 for Fox Prairie music programming from free will donations at the Beauty and the Beast play; $150.00 for Sandhill field trip expenses from Sandhill Working for Kids Parent Group; and, related budget adjustments totaling $8,464.99; the fall 2014 Youth Option requests totaling $8,545.60; the retirement for Lisa Thompson at the end of the 2013-14 school year; the Department of Public Instruction Grant for Kegonsa School Garden in the amount of $2,705.00; and, the high school girls hockey coop with Stoughton McFarland, Monona Grove, Oregon and Evansville school districts for the 2014-15 school year at no cost to SASD. COMMITTEE REPORTS: None. DISCUSSION/ACTION: None. DISCUSSION: A. High School Leadership Class Presentation Director of Student Services, Pete Wilson, introduced Todd Hipke who along with Beth Anderson lead a 100 hour high school leadership and service learning class. In this class, service learning experiences provide students the opportunity to learn about themselves, to gain leadership skills, and demonstrate civic responsibility. B. River Bluff STEM Class Presentation River Bluff principal Trish Gates introduced River Bluff Science, Technology, Engineering and math (STEM) teacher, Jessie Hager. Jessie presented an overview of River Bluff STEM curriculum: Video Game Design, Digital Storytelling, Robotics, Engineering & Energy, Engineering Structures, and Wood Technology. C. Referendum Planning (F2, L1-L5, P2, W1) I. Listening Session, March 20, 6:30 p.m. High School Final Listening Session is set for Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the high school. Tim will be “on call” next week during spring break for referendum presentation or information. A insert will come out in the Great Dane this week, and a post card reminding residents to vote will go in the mail next week. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Staffing, Staff Handbook A motion was made by Francis Sullivan, seconded by Pat Volk, and carried unanimously to adjourn at 7:55 p.m. Bev Fergus, Clerk Published: April 17, 2014 WNAXLP ***
The Street Superintendent for the City of Stoughton will receive Bids at the City of Stoughton, City Hall Finance Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589, until 10:00 A.M. local time, April 24th, 2014, for the 2014 crack sealing project. The project consists of bituminous crack sealing of designated streets. Greater details will be given in the street maintenance specifications. All bids shall be placed in an opaque envelope addressed to City of Stoughton, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589, and shall be labeled “ Sealed Bid for Stoughton Street 2014 Crack Sealing Project” and incorporate the name and address of the bidder on the outside of the envelope. The City of Stoughton at 10:00 A.M. on April 24th, 2014 will publicly open bids thus received at the City Finance Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589. The Bid documents may be obtained from the City Finance Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589. Contractor must also provide the City of Stoughton a Certificate of Insurance. The City of Stoughton reserves the rights to waive any informality or to reject any or all Bids and to award the contract to the Contractor who in the judgment of the City of Stoughton will best serve the interests of the City of Stoughton. The letting of the work described herein is subject to the provisions of Sections 62.15, and 66.0901, Wisconsin Statutes. Dated this 28th day of March, 2014 City of Stoughton 381 E. Main Street Stoughton, WI 53589 Published April 10 and 17, 2014 WNAXLP
The City of Stoughton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, 321 South Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposed Conditional Use Permit Application by Elijah Pitney, for an outdoor display use (automobile sales) at 1005 N. Page Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin. The property at 1005 N. Page Street is owned by Mark & Judy Rosenbaum, and is more fully described as follows: Parcel Number: 281/0511-052-99112, LOT 1 CSM 4032 CS17/22&23 R4080/66&67-12/22/82 DESCR AS SEC 5-5-11 PRT SE1/4NW1/4 (34,373 SQ FT) For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Michael P Stacey Zoning Administrator Published April 17 and 24, 2014 WNAXLP
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Street Superintendent for the City of Stoughton will receive Bids at the City of Stoughton, City Hall Finance Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589, until 10:00 A.M. local time, April 24th, 2014, for the street maintenance of the following: The project consists of bituminous seal coat w/ Black Boiler Slag Aggregate on designated streets. Greater details will be given in the chip seal coating specifications. All bids shall be placed in an opaque envelope addressed to City of Stoughton, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589, and shall be labeled “ Sealed Bid for Stoughton Street 2014 Chip Seal Coat” and incorporate the name and address of the bidder on the outside of the envelope. The City of Stoughton at 10:00 A.M. on April 24th, 2014 will publicly open bids thus received at the City Finance Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589. The Bid documents may be obtained from the City Finance Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589. A Performance Bond made out to the City of Stoughton will be required. Contractor must also provide the City of Stoughton a Certificate of Insurance. The City of Stoughton reserves the rights to waive any informality or to reject any or all Bids and to award the contract to the Contractor who in the judgment of the City of Stoughton will best serve the interests of the City of Stoughton. The letting of the work described herein is subject to the provisions of Sections 62.15, and 66.29, Wisconsin Statutes. Dated this 28th day of March 2014.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2014 BoiLer SLaG CHip SeaL CitY of StoUGHton, Wisconsin
Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the City of Stoughton will meet in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, 321 South Fourth Street, on Monday, May 12, 2014, from 10:00 o’clock a.m. to 12:00 noon, for the purpose of reviewing and examining the assessment roll of real and personal property in said City, and all sworn statements and valuations of real and personal property therein, and of correcting all errors in said roll, whether in description or otherwise, and to perform such other duties imposed by law. Please be advised of the following requirements. No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the
NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING CITY OF STOUGHTON, DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN
A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Stoughton Area School District was called to order Monday, March 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative and Educational Services Center Board Room by President, Liz Menzer. BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bev Fergus, Joe Freye, Wanda Grasse, Tina Hunter, Liz Menzer, Brett Schumacher, Francis Sullivan, and Donna Tarpinian. Excused: Pat Volk. PUBLIC COMMENT: None C O M M U N I C AT I O N S / R E C O G N I TIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS: Donna Tarpinian, Legislative liaison, reported recent legislation and asked members to contact our legislators about: Senate Bill 619 and Assembly Bill 617 (to create a 15 member political committee to rewrite Wisconsin academic standards); Senate Bill 525 and Assembly Bill 682 (to create a statewide voucher program for special needs students); Assembly Bill 379 (accountability framework for publicly funded schools including voucher schools); and, Senate Bill 589 and Assembly Bill 749 (eliminate 180 day school calendar allowing school districts to govern existing hours of instruction requirements). A. Sandhill Choir Sandhill 5th grade choir performed for board members, led by choir director Lisa Shimon. SUPERINTENDENT/PRINCIPAL/ STUDENT REPORTS: A. Look Inside SASD video Dr. Tim Onsager showed a recent video produced to showcase Stoughton Area School District. CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by Tina Hunter, seconded by Donna Tarpinian, and carried unanimously to approve the February 17, 2014 regular meeting minutes; approve the February 13-25, 2014 check register as presented; “We would like to say thank you to the following individuals and groups and move approval of the following donations to the District: $2,000.00 for River Bluff science enrichment from Paul Blommel; $576.00 for high school wrestling travel expenses from Stoughton Viking Wrestling Club; $900.00 for high school girls golf program expenses from Wisconsin State Golf Association Foundation; $1,700.00 for high school boys golf program expenses from Wisconsin State Golf Association Foundation; $2,883.99 for snowshoes and stands for Kegonsa students from Kegonsa Working for Kids Parent Group; $405.00 for
BOARD OF EDUCATION StoUGHton Area ScHooL District REGULAR MEETING March 3, 2014
EASTER GUN SHOW
April 18 & 19, 2014
Friday 3 pm to 8 pm Saturday 9 am to 5 pm 1313 John Q Hammons Dr Middleton, WI
A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Stoughton Area School District was called to order Monday, March 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative and Educational Services Center Board Room by President, Liz Menzer. BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bev Fergus, Joe Freye, Wanda Grasse, Liz Menzer, Brett Schumacher, Francis Sullivan, Donna Tarpinian, and Pat Volk. Excused: Tina Hunter. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. C O M M U N I C AT I O N S / R E C O G N I -
BOARD OF EDUCATION StoUGHton Area ScHooL District REGULAR MEETING MarcH 17, 2014
Register to win FREE Rifle with Scope
New & Used Firearms, ammo, knives optics & much, much more Admission $7 ~ 14 & Under Free
Buy, Sell, or Trade
For more info call 608.752.6677 or visit www.BobAndRocco.com
TRUCK DRIVER/LABORER Madison area paving company accepting applications for CDL, drivers and laborers. Full time between May and October. For more information call 608-842-1676
WCAN (Wisconsin Community Ad Network) and/or the member publications review ads to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous people are ready to take your money! PLEASE BE CAREFUL ANSWERING ANY AD THAT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! For more information, or to file a complaint regarding an ad, please contact The Department of Trade, Agriculture & Consumer Protection 1-800422-7128 (wcan)
342 BOATS & ACCESSORIES
BOAT WORLD Over 700 New & Used Pontoons, Fishing Boats, Deck Boats, Ski-boats, Bass & Walleye Boats, Cuddys, Cruisers up to 35 feet & Outboards @ the Guaranteed Best Price! Crownline/Axis/Malibu/Triton/Alumacraft/MorrocraftMisty Harbor & Crest Pontoons. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center, Shawano. Where Dreams come True. 866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.com (wcan) SHOREMASTER DOCK & LIFT Headquarters. New & Used. We do it all.Delivery/Assembly/Install/Removal American Marine & Motorsports, Schawano = Save 866-955-2628 (wcan) MERCURY 20HP Outboard motor. Used very little. $100. 608-332-0836
402 HELp WAnTED, GEnERAL
CAR WASH ATTENDANT. P/T 20 hrs, wk/ave. Mainly morning and alternating weekends. Excellent for retired person. Must be 18 and able to work outside in the elements, lift heavy items and mop cars. Customer service skills, mechanical aptitude and computer experience a plus. Pick up an application at Baywash Car Wash, 1704 Hwy 51, Stoughton or call 608-884-6426. FLOWER WRAPPERS. Wrappers needed for Mother’s Day April 29-May 7 in Stoughton. $8-$10 an hour. Flexible hours. 575-2327 FOUR WINDS Manor, Inc., Verona, is now hiring dedicated caregivers. If you share our committment to a positive attitude, respect for residents, and are a team player who enjoys working with the elderly please consider joining us. We have various shifts and positions available. A part time housekeeper from 8am-2pm in our assisted living facility. A full time RN for the PM shift. A full time NOC CNA for our 60 bed skilled facility. A full time NOC Resident Assistant for our CBRF. These positions include every other weekend and holidays with shift differential for PM, NOC and weekends. Excellent benefits with full time hours including health, dental, PTO, flex spending and 401K. Applications available at www. fourwindsmanor.com or 303 S Jefferson St.
FULL TIME manufacturing position. Responsible, organized & dependable. Apply At: Midwest Rubber, 250 Industrial Circle, Stoughton, WI 53589 GROWING CONCRETE company looking for EXPERIENCED Flat work finisher, foundation form setter, concrete foreman and operator with CDL. MUST have valid drivers license. Competitive wages, insurance benefits. 608-289-3434 PT ADMIN Assistant 20 hrs. pr/wk. Tuesday-Friday 8:30-1:30. MS Office experience. Bookkeeping. Full job description at fpcoregonwi.org. E-mail resume to: email@example.com
449 DRIvER, SHIppIng & WAREHOUSIng
440 HOTEL, FOOD & BEvERAgE
150 PLACES TO GO
SUPER 8 VERONA is seeking Front desk associates and Housekeepers. Experience preferred but willing to train the right people. Paid Training. Paid Vacation. Free Room Nights. Flexible Hours. Apply in person at: 131 Horizon Drive, Verona CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
$2000 SIGN On Bonus! Class A 2yrs Exp Company Drivers .44cpm East & .40 all other Health/Dental/401K-Local, Regional & OTR Owner Op’s 78% of line haul 100% FS Plate Program, No electronics Tom: 800-972-0084 x6855
ASHLAND GUN & Knife Show April 25-27. Ashland Civic Center. Friday 4-8. Sat 9am-4pm. Sun 9am-3pm. Adm $5 good for all days. Info call Ray 715-2928415 (wcan)
37TH ANNUAL AUTO PARTS Swap and Car Show. April 25-27 Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Jefferson WI. 3 Day Swap Meet & Car Corral! SHOW Cars Sat/Sun only Adm. $8. No pets. Friday 10-6, Sat/Sun 6-3 608-224-8416 madisonclassics.com (wcan)
355 RECREATIOnAL VEHICLES
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.
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
GUN SHOW April 18&19 Madison Marriott - 1313 John Q Hammons Dr. Exit 252/ Hwy 12 Middleton. Friday 3-8. Saturday 9-5. Admission $7. 14 & under free. 608752-6677 bobandrocco.com (wcan)
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)
Increase Your sales opportunities… reach over 1.2 million households! Advertise in our Wisconsin Advertising Network System. For information call 845-9559 or 873-6671.
163 TRAInIng SCHOOLS
173 TUTORIng & InSTRUCTIOn
DENTAL ASSISTANT Be one in just 10 Saturdays! WeekendDentalAssistant. com Fan us on Facebook! Next class begins 9/6/2014. Call 920-730-1112 Appleton (Reg. WI EAB) (wcan)
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)
HEALTH AND BEAUTY WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH A ST. JUDE RIATA DEFIBRILLATOR LEAD WIRE between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped or did you receive shocks from the lead? You may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727 (CNOW)
• PREVENTATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR: • ANTS,HORNETS, WASPS, BEES, BED-BUGS, RODENTS & WILDLIFE CONTROL • NO YEARLY CONTRACTS TO SIGN • Schedule at WWW.PROACTIVEPEST.NET • NOW SERVICING MADISON-METRO
THE PATH to your dream job begins with a college degree. Education Quarters offers a FREE college matching service. Call 800-902-4967 (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)
1999 FORD Contour Sport 47,000. Green. Good condition, one owner. 608-873-9038
Drive-away across the USA even if you don’t own a car. 22 Pickup Locations. Call 866-764-1601 or www. qualitydriveaway.com (CNOW) Knight Refrigerated CDL-A Truck Drivers Needed. Get Paid Daily or Weekly. Consistent Miles. Pay Incentive & Benefits! Become a Knight of the Road. EOE. 855-8766079. (CNOW) Drivers-CDL-A Train and work for us! Professional, HELP WANTED- SALES SALES REPS WANTED to sell satellite TV & Internet. focused CDL training available. Choose Company High commissions. Will train. Call 800-841-8768. Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7893 www.CentralTruckDrivingJobs. (CNOW) com (CNOW) HELP WANTED- SKILLED TRADES MISCELLANEOUS HBI, Inc., Utility Contractor, has Immediate Opportunties! Aerial Technicians, Cable Plow/Bore This classified spot for sale! Advertise your product or Operators, Foremen, CDL Laborers. Training Offered. recruit an applicant in over 179 Wisconsin newspapers! Travel Required for All Positions. 920-664-6300. EOE Only $300/week. Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www. cnaads.com (CNOW) by AA www.holtger.com (CNOW) DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER Broadband Internet starting $14.95/month (where PICKUPUP TRUCKS NEEDED NOW! Move RV available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL trailers from Indiana and delivery all over the USA Now! 1-800-984-0292 (CNOW) and CANADA. Many trips headed WEST! Go to: horizontransport.com (CNOW)
April 17, 2014
453 VOLUnTEER WAnTED
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. DOUG’S HANDYMAN SERVICE GUTTER CLEANING “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
554 LAnDSCApIng, LAwn, TREE & GARDEn WORK 580 TAXES & BOOKKEEpIng
BOOKKEEPING SERVICE For your small business. Joy 608-712-6286 email@example.com
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
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)
AFFORDABLE QUALITY Services LLC: Lawn Mowing & Trim, Spring Clean-Up, Reseeding, Aeration, Mulch, Decorative Stone, Shrub Trimming, Dethatching, Sidewalk Edging & Gutter Cleaning. Call Matt Nardi for estimate 608-609-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dependable, Experienced and Fully Insured. ARTS LAWNCARE- Mowing, trimming, roto tilling, Garden maintenance available.608-235-4389
586 TV, VCR & ELECTROnICS REpAIR
516 CLEAnIng SERvICES
J/ K HAULING Home/property clean-up. Haul/dispose any unwanted items. Call Krista or Jason 608-921-6105.
** DRIVERS **
FULL TIME DRIVERS NEEDED FOR REGIONAL WORK
548 HOME IMpROvEMEnT
JAYS LAWN MAINTENANCE Spring Cleanup, Garden Roto tilling Lawn mowing, Brick and Flagstone walkways and patios, Hedge Trimming 608-728-2191 LAWN MOWER Blade Sharpening in Stoughton. $5. per blade. Call 608-235-4389 LAWN MOWING Residential and commercial. 608-873-7038 SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Lawn Mowing Bush Trimming Powerwash Houses Spring/Summer Clean-Up Gutter Cleaning 608-219-1214
BUNDLE & SAVE! DirecTV, Internet & Phone from $69.99/mo. Free 3-months of HBO, Starz, Showtime & Cinemax. Free Genie 4-room Upgrade. Lock in 2 year savings. Call 800-918-1046 (wcan) DIRECTV 2 Year Savings Event. Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Only Directv gives you 2 years of savings and a FREE Genie upgrade! Call 800-3202429 (wcan) DISH TV RETAILER. Starting at $19.99/ mo for 12 mos. High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available) Save! Ask about same day installation! Call now 800-374-3940 (WCAN)
$750 GUARANTEE WKLY
Tractor-trailer drivers needed for the Walgreen’s Private Fleet Operation based in Windsor, WI. Drivers make hand deliveries to Walgreen’s stores within a regional area (WI, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD). Workweek is Tues ~ Sat. All drivers must be willing & able to unload freight. *Earn $21.90/hour (OT after 8 hours) or $0.4650/mile *Full Beneﬁt Pkg includes Life, Dental, Disability, & Health Insurance with Prescription Card *401k Pension Program with Company Contribution *Paid Holidays & Vacation *Home every day except for occasional layover Drivers must be over 24 years old, have a min of 18 months T/T exp or 6 months T/T exp WITH a certiﬁcate from an accredited driving school and meet all DOT requirements.
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)
A&B ENTERPRISES Light Construction/Remodeling No job too small 608-835-7791
THE Courier Hub CLASSIFIEDS, the best place to buy or sell. Call 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
REDUCE YOUR Cable Bill! Get wholehome Satellite system installed at NO COST and programming starting at $19.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR Upgrade to new callers, so call now. 888-544-0273 (wcan) 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) FOR SALE 30” GE Stove Self cleaning. $300. 608-424-0033
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.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
560 PROfESSIOnAL SERvICES
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)
Send resume to: email@example.com or call CPC Logistics at 1-800-914-3755
ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! Fast and Reliable Handyman Services. Call ServiceLive and get referred to a pro today. Call 800-604-2193 (wcan)
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.
Health Insurance / Vacation / 401K
Equal Opportunity Employer
UN342883 UN345708 UN341395 UN346383
Concrete Finishers and Laborers
Can you read blueprints? Are you technically minded? Come join our 2nd and 3rd shift teams at Wolf Appliance, Inc.! We work in a clean, air conditioned building with state of the art machines where safety and quality are high priorities. We offer amazing benefits, starting on your 61st day of employment including medical insurance (92% employer paid with no annual deductible!), dental insurance (no weekly premium for single or family coverage), life insurance, pension, and holiday pay. Other great benefits include: 401k, vacation and personal days. Candidates will be given a blueprint qualification test. EOE. Apply online at www.subzero-wolf.com
Fabrication Machine Operators
OVER THE ROAD
Flatbed Tractor-Trailer Driver needed for a delivery Private Fleet Operation based in Janesville, WI for North American Pipe Company. Work week is Monday through Friday. *Rate of Pay: $.4100 per mile single $16.40 per hour *Health Insurance with Family Coverage, Dental, Life Insurance, Vision, Disability Insurance *401K Pension Program *Paid Holidays & Vacation Drivers must be over 24 years old, have a minimum of 2 years ﬂatbed tractor-trailer experience and meet all DOT requirements. Email resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org or call CPC Logistics at 800-914-3755.
Call (608) 275-7627
Experienced w/valid DL. CDL preferred. Competitive wage and beneﬁts.
Call Jeff: 608-884-9725.
OUTSIDE ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT
Do you have excellent communication skills? Creative ideas? The ability to develop and maintain client relationships? An interest in print and web based media? We have an established account list with growth potential. If you possess excellent communication and organizational skills, a pleasant personality, and the ability to prospect for new business we would like to speak to you. Previous sales experience desired. Media experience a plus. Competitive compensation, employee stock option ownership, 401(k), paid vacations, holidays, insurance and continuing education assistance.
Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliance, Inc. the premier provider of quality appliances is seeking candidates to join our 2nd and 3rd shift teams at our Fitchburg facility. We offer a clean, climate controlled environment. Sub-Zero/Wolf offers competitive compensation plus incentive pay and shift differential. Benefits offered include: medical, dental insurance, free life insurance, pension, 401k, holidays, vacation and personal days. Qualification testing may be required. EOE.
Find updates and links right away. Search for us on Facebook as “Stoughton Courier Hub” and then LIKE us.
For consideration, apply online at www.wcinet.com/careers
Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub, Verona Press, The Great Dane Shopping News Uniﬁed Newspaper Group is part of Woodward Community Media, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc. and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Apply online at www.subzero-wolf.com
606 ARTICLES FOR SALE
PROM DRESS SALE! Hundreds of dresses. Save $50 to 50% OFF. Edith’s Fond du Lac & Princess Prom, Fox Rover Mall, Appleton. www.ediths.com (wcan)
April 17, 2014
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
642 CRAfTS & HObbIES
648 FOOD & DRInK
QUILTING TABLE. Folds down for storage. Good size. $50. 608-332-0836
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
ENJOY 100%GUARANTEED, delivered to the door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 74% plus 4 FREE burgers - The Family Value Combo - ONLY $39.99. ORDER today. 800-831-1898 Use Code 49381GVT or www.OmahaSteaks.com/sp25 (wcan)
4 BEDROOM Stoughton Home - 409 Academy St - Furnished, All Applicances, Living and Dining Room, Large Kitchen, Walk-In Pantry. $1000 monthly, no smoking. Large Deck, Backyard, Garden. Quiet street close to Park, School, Hospital and blocks from Main Street. Perfect for families! Photos: http://goo.gl/l1Bujp Availabile April, flexible move-in. Call 608-492-0145! BROOKLYN DUPLEX 2 Bedroom, nosmoking, A/C, appliances, newer flooring, large yard, quiet neighborhood, $695/month plus utilities. 608-558-7017 .
OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available for spring/summer. Great central location. On-site or in-unit laundry, patio, dishwasher and A/C. $720-$730/month. Call 255-7100 or www.stevebrownapts. com/oregon 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
801 OffICE SpACE FOR REnT
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.
990 FARM: SERvICE & MERCHAnDISE
995 FARM: WAnTED TO BUY
Carter & Gruenewald Co. 4417 Hwy 92 Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
BUYING STANDING WALNUT Prices are High - Great time to Sell! 608-513-8678 CLASSIFIEDS, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.
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 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347
STOUGHTON 307 S Forrest Retail or Office Space. 400 sq ft. $299/month utilities included. 608-271-0101
SHARI’S BERRIES: ORDER mouthwatering gifts! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Fresh-dipped berries from $19.99 + plus s/h. Save 20% on qualifying gifts over $29! Call 800-975-3296 or visit www.berries.com/happy (wcan)
STOUGHTON 316 S Gjertson St. Office/ Retail space. 1200 sq ft. $850/month, utilities included. Will build to suit. Private customer parking. 608-843-9125 VERONA- OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities. 608-575-2211 or 608-845-2052
652 GARAgE SALES
664 LAwn & GARDEn
666 MEDICAL & HEALTH SUppLIES
3’-12’ EVERGREEN and Shade Trees. Pick Up or Delivery! Planting available. Detlor Tree Farms 715-335-4444 (wcan)
MEDICAL GUARDIAN Top-rated medical alarm and 24/7 monitoring. For a limited time, get free equipment, no activation fees, no commitment, a 2nd waterproof alert button for free and more. Only $29.95 per month. 800-281-6138
OREGON 2-Bedroom in quiet well kept building. Convenient location. Includes all appliances, A/C, blinds, private parking, laundry and storage. $200 Security deposit. Cats OK. $665/month. 608-2196677 STOUGHTON 211 E Main, 490sqft efficiency, appliances/utilities included. A/C, parking, decks. $550/mo. Available 5/1. 608-271-0101. www.hoserealty.com
OREGON BERGAMONT Lot 442 with full exposure Gated. Owner Make offer! 608-212-2283
Harmony Living Centers LLC is seeking a Part-Time individual to provide maintenance services to our assisted living facilities in the Madison Area. A personal vehicle will be required for travel. This position requires “hands-on” routine maintenance of our buildings and equipment, including minor repairs and painting. Previous healthcare and/or multi-location experience preferred. If you have a strong background in property maintenance and a desire to be part of a dynamic, growing organization, this may be the job for you. We provide competitive wages and benefits and will provide appropriate training to the right candidate.
SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB Alert for Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4 inch step-in. Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American made. Installation included. Call 888960-4522 for $750. off (wcan)
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
PONIES W/SADDLES three six years old and one older. Partially broke. Also Davis 20 inch corn roller/cracker $300. 815-742-1914 TIM NOLAN Arena Horse SaleAnniversary Sale featuring Quarter, Paint & Appaloosa horses. April 26, Tack at 9am- horses at noon. Consignments start Friday, 4/25 from 9am-7pm and on Saturday, 4/26 9am. No call in consignments! N11474 state Hwy 110, Marion, WI (wcan) WALMERS TACK SHOP 16379 W. Milbrandt Road Evansville, WI 608-882-5725
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
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- 2 bedroom upper Suitable for 2 adults. Available 5/1 No Pets/Smoking New carpets. Stove, frig, dishwasher furnished. Water divided with down stairs tenant. Window A/C. Off street parking. 608-873-3679 STOUGHTON- 517 E Jefferson 2 bedroom, Upper. $720 Utilities included Call 608-455-7100.
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
DONATIONS NEEDED to help rescue large animals. Cattle Rescue, W3883 Nelson Ave, Irma, WI 54442 715-2187478 (wcan) REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS. Yearling bulls. Semen tested, docile, great EPD’s. Also wrapped hay bales. 2nd/3rd crop. 608-655-3370
Please send your resumes and salary history to:
Human Resources Harmony Living Centers LLC N94 W17900 Appleton Avenue Suite 101 Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 e-mail: email@example.com Fax: 262-946-0083
SASSY CAT Free to good home! 8 yr old inside, shorthair tabby with white fur collar and paws. 608-669-2243
676 PLAnTS & FLOwERS
PROFLOWERS SEND Bouquets for Any occasion. Birthday, Anniversary or Just Because! Take 20% off your order over $29 or more. Flowers from $19.99 plus s/h. Go to www.Proflowers.com/ActNow or call 800-315-9042 (wcan)
STOUGHTON- HOUSE for rent, NW.. 2 br/ba. Finished bsmt/Ba. A/C, appliances. 2 car garage, fenced yard. No smoking or pets. References. $1000/ mo + utils. Sec Deposit.608-873-0879 after 5pm
STOUGHTON/KENILWORTH- QUIET 2-bedroom, balcony, water. Private Owner. No Pets. $750/mo. Available June 1st 608-212-0829
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 8459559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR
696 WAnTED TO BUY
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.
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
Opening for a responsible adult for Pet Sitter/Dog Walker. Part-time, midday hours, 2-3 days a week; additional hours available. We care for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and other small pets. Candidates need a car and should reside in the greater Stoughton area.
THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN REAL ESTATE
Serving Dane, Rock, Green & Jefferson Counties
THE STOUGHTON AREA EXPERTS
firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 346-2616
Contact The Pet Au Pair LLC at
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
Carla Collins 608-345-0743
Marjie Hanssen 608-205-3003
Tony Hill 608-205-3030
Jason Koehler 608-445-5397
$25,000,000 $20,000,000 $15,000,000 $10,000,000 $5,000,000
Kari Manson Hvam $0 608-205-3010
Gary Smithback 608-225-8300
Jay Spiegel 608-219-0376
Judy Spiegel 608-575-7330
SOUTHEAST DANE COUNTY SALES– DOLLAR VOLUME
Source: South Central Wisconsin MLS, Company Ranking, 2013 Sold Dollar Volume, Stoughton School District
Experience & Knowledge Requirements
• Bachelor’s Eng./Comp Science and minimum 5 years • Bachelors Eng./Comp Science and minimum 5 years industry experience in software development, programindustry experience in software development, programming, ming, or engineering in a manufacturing environment or engineering in a manufacturing environment with a PLC with a PLC background background • Strong exposure to MES technologies, including • Strong exposure to MES technologies, including automatautomated data collection, visualization, quality and ed data collection, visualization, quality and efficiency in efficiency in manufacturing, SCADA, automated decision manufacturing, SCADA, automated decision control, workcontrol, workflow, database applications, scheduling, and flow, database applications, scheduling, and interface to ERP interface to ERP systems systems • Must have thorough understanding of the interrelation• Must have thorough understanding of the interrelationships between electrical and mechanical systems ships between electrical and mechanical systems • Proficient in Allen-Bradley Logix5000 Software
• Proficient in Allen-Bradley Logix5000 Software command in programming of PLC including Allen Bradley • Experience with OPC Servers and Clients Exceptional and Siemens, Human Machine Interfacing including command in programming of PLC including Allen Bradley RSViewStudio Knowledge of Industrial Networks and Siemens, Human Machine Interfacing including including Ethernet, ControlNet and DeviceNet SQL RSViewStudio Knowledge of Industrial Networks including Database Experience Ethernet, ControlNet and DeviceNet SQL Database • High level of accountability in decision making and Experience attention to detail • High level of accountability in decision making and atten• Excellent communication, time management and tion to detail problem solving skills • Excellent communication, time management and problem • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products solving skills
• Experience with OPC Servers and Clients Exceptional
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products of what a kitchen can be, Wolf the symbol of all that • Experience with Wonderware a plus the kitchen can do. Founded in 1945 and now in its • Sub-Zero is the enduring symbol of the possibilities of third generation of family ownership and management, what a kitchen can be, Wolf the symbol of all that the kitchen Sub-Zero forever changed kitchen design with the can do. Founded in 1945 and now in its third generation of exceptional quality, beauty and innovative technology of family ownership and management, Sub-Zero forever its equipment. Two companies became industry leaders changed kitchen design with the exceptional quality, beauty by sharing a single ideal: the steadfast unwillingness and innovative technology of its equipment. Two companies to compromise. became industry leaders by sharing a single ideal: the steadfast unwillingness to compromise.
• Sub-Zero is the enduring symbol of the possibilities
• Experience with Wonderware a plus
What career to Wolf is is the the definitive deﬁnitive industry industry specialist specialist in in preservation preservation and and cooking cooking What do do you you want want your your career to be? be? Sub-Zero Sub-Zero Wolf products. Strive for for the the same same exacting exacting standards standardsfor foryour yourcareer. career.Take Takeyour yourdrive driveand passion and translate that into products. Strive
a collaborative team environment to attain your professional aspirations
Visit thecareer careerpage pageof ofour ourwebsite website at at www.subzero-wolf.com www.subzero-wolf.com Visit the foradditional additionalinformation information on on the the current current opportunities opportunities to for to join anaward award winning winning team! team! join an
Stark C21 First Coldwell Matson Restaino Keller- RE/MAX Bunbury Blatterman Built Homes Company Afﬁliated Weber Banker & Assoc & Assoc Williams Preferred Realtors Group Success
CALL ONE OF OUR MARKET EXPERTS TODAY!
1609 HWY 51& 138 • STOUGHTON • 608-873-8181
VERONA 612 Acadia Way 4/18 and 4/19 from 8-4. Toys, games, sporting equipment, misc. Great deals!
FOR RENT- APPROXIMATELY 110 ACRES OF FARM LAND IN SECTIONS OF 18 AND 19. DUNKIRK TOWNSHIP. QUESTIONS OR SUBMIT BID, 651380-3484 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
870 RESIDEnTIAL LOTS
Will train the right person. Must have clean driving record. Knowledge of plumbing helpful. Job entails: Drain cleaning, residential to municipal work, televising service lines & more. To apply stop by our Mcfarland location or send resumé to
ALPINE MEADOWS Oregon Hwy CC. Only 7 lots remaining! Choose your own builder 608-215-5895
4808 Ivywood Trl., Mcfarland, WI 53558 608-256-5189
April 17, 2014
Traffic: New method would be more comprehensive, gather more community input
Continued from page 1 drivers using residential streets as a shortcut, reduce excessive speeds and bad driving behavior and manage the amount of parking available on residential streets. According to a draft of the policy, the management program aims to balance the needs of the neighborhood with the rest of the city’s traffic patterns. Leck said the city already responds to complaints by increased monitoring and enforcement, but the new program would go beyond that to bring in engineering solutions – like yield signs, speed limit signs and speed bumps – to manage traffic in neighborhoods. “Sometimes the engineering side gets missed,” Leck told the Hub.
1. Problem identification: a complaint is made by filling out a form. Staff will determine if the request meets treatment criteria through the Residential Traffic Management Program. 2. Obtain neighborhood input: Police and public works employees will facilitate a public meeting with the neighborhood to let them know about the complaint and what future steps might be taken. A neighborhood Traffic Calming Committee (TCC) comprising three to five residents would be formed. 3. Develop a plan: The TCC would meet with staff to discuss education and enforcement plans, and look at more options if the problem isn’t solved. Another neighborhood meeting would be held and a survey conducted to see if the proposed plan has individual’s desires to limit traffic through a residential area with the needs of traffic flow for the whole city. Leck said the plan would be more analytical than past processes and would involve the public works and public safety committees, as well as city staff, to look at these traffic issues. For example, if there neighborhood support. 4. Priority rank projects: Staff will use data to rank projects throughout the city to see which have the most immediate need. 5. Implement plan: The city would construct temporary improvements and monitor the changes to see if the plan was effective. 6. Construct permanent traffic changes: The city would bid and construct projects and make permanent changes to streets if the tests show the plan works. 7. Maintenance: Upkeep is performed to keep any traffic management devices functioning properly.
* Steps are still in draft form and may be changed at future committee meetings.
• Annual Daily Traffic count greater than 200 vehicles per day • Posted speed limit of 25 mph or less • Classification as local or minor collector street
• All the criteria of Phase 1 • Phase 1 treatments were ineffective • Monitored speed must be: - 35 mph or great for local or minor collector streets - 30 mph in a marked school zone - 33 mph or greater adjacent to parks Phase 2 could include speed bumps, traffic circles, traffic “chokers” that alter the traffic pattern and force drivers to slow down, medians and pavement markings. During the treatment planning process, residents would form a neighborhood committee, conduct a survey and vote on the plan. City staff would rank the plans to prioritize what projects need to be done first given the city’s limited construction resources. Points would be awarded based on traffic volume, speeds, crash data, proximity to schools and whether the street is already scheduled for reconstruction. Projects that fit into the budget would be bid out and constructed. A draft of the plan can be found in the March public works committee meeting packet. The plan will likely get a few more updates by staff and committees before being reviewed by the council in a few months.
The draft reviewed by the city’s public works committee last month tries to strike a balance between a neighborhood’s or
were an issue with a residential street, a citizen would first fill out an action request form and gather signatures from neighbors indicating there’s a problem. City staff would then gather data by visiting the site, reviewing crash data, collecting traffic volume and speed information and reviewing sight distances.
Staff would then determine engineering, such as signs, what type of traffic mitiga- speed bumps or pedestrian tion solutions would best islands. serve the area. The first phase could include safety newsletters, Treatment options speed monitoring trailers Two types of treatments or a neighborhood speed are given in the draft docu- watch program in which ment: residents track traffic • Phase 1 focuses on edu- speeds using radar equipcation and enforcement. ment and police monitoring • P h a s e 2 a d d s and enforcement.
Wisconsin’s Premier Grower of Quality Annual & Perennial Bedding Plants and Hanging Baskets
After A Long Hard Winter, Come On In & Enjoy The Colors Of Our Quality Bloomers!
KOPKE’S CELEBRATE SPRING KOUPON KOPKE’S CELEBRATE SPRING KOUPON
Find updates and links right away. Search for us on Facebook as “Stoughton Courier Hub” and then LIKE us.
Pansy Baskets & Welcome Baskets
Limit 2 per koupon. 1 koupon per kustomer per day. Valid thru 4/22/14.
Buy 6 Perennials & Get 7th FREE!
Free item must be equal or lesser value. Limit 2 free plants per kustomer per day. Valid thru 4/22/14.
Directions from Stoughton: Take 138 toward Oregon. Go past Eugster’s Farm Market, one mile and turn right on Sunrise Rd. Go one more mile then turn left on Town Line Rd. Continue on to Sand Hill Rd. (approximately one mile) and turn right. Directions from Fitchburg: Take Fish Hatchery Road south to Netherwood Road. Turn left and go through Oregon past Walgreen’s to a left on Sand Hill Road. Directions from Verona: Take Cty. M to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right and go to Netherwood Road. Turn left at Netherwood Rd. through Oregon past Walgreen’s to a left on Sand Hill Rd.
Early Perennials, Asparagus Roots Strawberry Plants, Onion Sets Pansies & Violas
Now In Stock:
WE’RE ALL EARS
Now Open: M-F 9-6, Sat 9-4, Sun 9-4 Support local agriculture - buy direct from the grower!
1828 Sandhill Road, Oregon, WI 53575
FISH HATCHERY RD.
Questions? Comments? Story Ideas? Let us know how we’re doing.
Your opinion is something we always want to hear.
Call 873-6671 or at connectstoughton.com