Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vol. 129, No. 51

Oregon, WI


June 26-29


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Village of Oregon

Police chief
handling of
sports club
Says problems were
‘not excessive’
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Village of Oregon
police chief Doug Pettit is
defending his handling of
the Union Sports Club, as
well as his reputation.
In an interview last Friday with the Observer,
Pettit said he found some
parts of a report in last
week’s edition “kind of
disturbing, and to some
degree challenging my
reputation and my ethics.”
Last week, the Village
Board unanimously voted
to deny a liquor license
to the Union Sports Club,
which has operated in the
village since 2004 and has
held a liquor license since
As part of the discussion, village attorney Matt
Dregne presented the
board with a list of violations of the village’s liquor
policies and other laws at
the club, all under Pettit’s

Doug Pettit is the police
chief of Oregon. He told the
Observer that he was wrongly
accused of intentionally not
reporting incidents to the
board that had to do with
Union Sports club in Oregon.

tenure as chief. Pettit had
vigorously defended the
club and its management
in the past despite its violations, the scope of which
surprised some board
Pettit said it was “disappointing to me that someone would insinuate that
I would intentionally not
report something to the
Village Board for any sort
of personal gain.”
“Nothing could be

Photos by Evan Halpop

Dairy Days 2014
The Green County celebration Dairy Days came to Brooklyn this past weekend. Celebrations included a street dance, parade with antique tractors
(above) as well as the Brooklyn EMS fundraiser pancake breakfast. Kids
enjoyed fire engine rides as part of the celebrations.
Another tradition is the naming of the “Dairy Queens” who represent their
city or town. Liz Grady, at right, who is the Dairy Queen of Brooklyn for
this year, was one of the queens featured in the parade and throughout the
Dairy Days events.

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Relay For Life hits $100K mark, still fundraising
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Photos by Victoria Vlisides

Above from left, Camryn Harrison, Lilly Wallman and Mollie Korth, of Cambridge,
make cotton candy to sell at the June 20 Relay For Life event. Above right and
below, survivors and caregivers meet in the middle of a lap around Mandt Park in

The Stoughton-McFarlandOregon Relay For Life had sunny
weather even among the rainy
days lately for the annual event at
Mandt Park in Stoughton. Supporters and fundraisers camped out at
the June 20 event, with the theme,
“Give Cancer the Boot!” With
the “boot” concept, many played
on the country-western theme,
with cowboy boots, hats and the

Nazareth House team even had a
hay bale “saloon” set up at their
The opening ceremony featured
speeches from Sue and Denny
Maerz, longtime Stoughton residents who were its honorary survivors, along with Sara Fishwild of
The total funds raised came
to $104,550 that will go to the
American Cancer Society for cancer research. While the goal was
$110K, one of the organizers,

Amy Ketterer, told the Courier
Hub in an email that fundraising
will still be going on until Aug. 30.
The top fundraisers so far are the
Mighty Mites team of Stoughton
and the Holy Mother of Consolation team of Oregon.
Ketterer’s optimistic the Relay
teams will meet their goal.
“We’ll do it,” she said. “People just keep giving after such an
inspirational event, and especially
when they know we’re so close to
our goal.”

Right, the “flower power” team
sets up camp
at the Relay
for Life. Team
members are
from left, Kevin
Breuchel, Amy
Verkilemb with
youngster Logan
and Melissa

At left, are the
paper bag laterns that were
lit up at night
in support of
those affected
by cancer.

A crowd of more than 100 supporters gathers at Mandt Park for opening ceremonies.

June 26, 2014

Oregon Observer


Rutland still looking for the right fit
On the web

Officials seek ideas
on new town hall

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Photo by Scott De Laruelle

Rutland officials are seeking input on possible designs for a town hall to replace the current one.
Below is an artist’s depiction of a proposed 4,800-square-foot town hall that was voted down at the
April 15 Town of Rutland annual meeting.

updated information on the
town’s website.
Comments will be
accepted through June 30,
and though Beske said
that’s not necessarily a firm
deadline, comments are
desired as soon as possible
to give town officials and
contractors time to evaluate them and include them
in the Sept. 9 presentation.
Since the vote at the annual
meeting, he said the town
has received “a few emails”
and a few suggestions on

the website, but he hopes
people will be more vocal
in letting town officials
know what they want.
“We’re trying to come
up with options at different cost levels, and try to
identify what the benefits
and shortcomings of each
particular cost level would
be in terms of design,” he
said, directing residents to
the town’s website, town.
According to a letter sent

out last week by Beske to
residents, Rutland’s population has nearly tripled since
the current hall was built in
the mid-1960s, and with it,
the town has added services
such as EMS, senior center and recycling. He said
the current building has
inadequate space for meetings, tax collection, elections and records storage,
causing officers to operate
out of their homes. Also,
there are no audio-visual
facilities for presentations


Strongly rebuffed by voters who rejected borrowing up to $1 million for
a new town hall in April,
Town of Rutland officials
want more public comment and ideas before trying again in September.
For the past half-century
or so, town government
has operated out of essentially a metal garage building, and in the past months,
board members have sought
to replace the office and
records storage portion with
a more modern facility,
leaving the current building
as a garage. After plans for
a 4,800-square-foot building were soundly rejected at
the town’s annual meeting
April 15, it’s been back to
the drawing board, though
town officials want more
input from residents on
what exactly they are looking for.
Rutland town chairman
Dale Beske said the town
officials started “talking
seriously” about numbers
in March and April, many
residents were “up in arms”
about the proposal, though
he said it had been on the
agenda for more than 20
meetings. To give more
time for public input and
information-gathering, the
board decided to reconvene the annual meeting on
Sept. 9, and have provided

during meetings, and
inadequate security of
records and employees.
The space is two-thirds
garage space and one-third
meeting/office space, and
the heating system in the
garage area, has no barrier to prevent diesel fumes
and odors from permeating
the entire building, and no
ventilation to bring in fresh
outside air. Beske said the
building is poorly insulated,
with no air conditioning,
and is expensive to heat
during the winter months.
The well and septic system are failing and will
soon need to be replaced
at “considerable expense.
“ Around three years, ago,
the board purchased three
acres north of the existing

town hall to build a new
one. A space needs study
was completed last spring,
proposing a building of
around 5,200 square feet, at
a cost of around $1.08 million. Beske said the consensus of people at the annual
meeting that month was to
proceed with the project.
Late last year, the town
hired an architectural firm
to develop the new building, and signed a contract in
January. The town’s building committee started work
that month, and by April,
had trimmed the size of the
building to 4,800 square
feet, and presented the plan
at the meeting, attended by
around 150 people, around
110 of which voted against
the building and financing plans. Voters further
instructed the building committee to revise the scope
of the project and come up
with a proposal that would
be less expensive.

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Letters to the editor

Vote Sheridan for 15th Senate district
I’m writing to express my personal support for Mike Sheridan
for State Senate. Sheridan and I
agree on most issues.
Because I taught in Janesville
for 33 years, I especially value
Mike’s opinion: Too much money
has been cut from public schools.
Wisconsin used to boast that we
had one of the best school systems
in the country. This is no longer
Mike feels that our tax money
should not be spent to support private voucher schools. I agree.
It bothers me that our “tax
money” is going to voucher
schools that don’t have to prove
that their schools are meeting any

educational standards that public
schools have to meet.
There have been studies showing that private voucher schools
are not as good at educating our
children as public schools.
I strongly believe that Mike
Sheridan can make a difference
in Madison due to his experience,
fairness, and his ability to work
with both sides of the aisle.
We have three Democratic candidates from which to choose. I’m
choosing Mike. Please vote for
Mike Sheridan on Aug. 12.
Connie Weeks

Thanks for diverting traffic on Memorial Day
I would like to say thank you to motorcycles and loud car stereos
whoever was responsible for the sitting at a red light.
traffic being diverted away from
Again, thank you to whoever
the monument during the Memo- helped honor our vets.
rial Day service.
A moment of silence and
Cheryl Endicott
prayers to veterans should not
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Canine Connections

What an old dog
can teach you

’m a guy who has lived with
dogs for 35 years, spent five
years in a dog daycare and
started my own dog training
You might think I know a lot
about dogs.
You’ve likely heard the old
saw, “You can’t teach old dogs
new tricks.” You know, humans
are the teachers and dogs are the
students. They just need to stop
what they are doing and pay attention so they can learn something.
I prefer to imagine what might
happen if we stopped to pay attention to what our dogs are trying to
teach us.
On May 29, my wife and I lost
our dog Jake at 16 years, four and
one-half months of life. He was a
spunky -- or crazy -- young black
Labrador. His youth was spent in
typical Labbie enthusiasm.
Jake joyfully pursued Frisbees
and balls, splashed in pools and
ran off whenever he escaped his
leash, which was often. Once, he
chased a snowmobile for a quarter-mile. Whee!
Usually, he romped around
neighboring farms, chasing deer
or livestock. Jake would not come
when called and seemed to delight
all the more when I chased after
him. Whee! Whee!
In frustration, I often found
myself waving my arms like a
monkey chasing the other monkey
who had just stolen his banana.
Jake loved a great game of chase
even more than catching Frisbees.
I wondered what I was going to
do with this dog.
His recklessness led to accidents and injuries, such as when
Jake walked across the path of
our 1,100-pound horse while
she passed through a gate. He
sprawled across the ground, twice.
Once, while cleaning the horse
stall, Jake scooted past me to salvage the rest of the horse apples
before I could hog them all… and
was kicked in the head.
Thanks to Jake, our veterinarian
and I became closely acquainted.
By age 12, Jake had developed
spinal arthritis and I came to
know another vet who practiced
We took him to several training
courses that left us with all of our

Antolec and Buddha

original problems and frustrations.
Then there was the agility class
in which he kept getting into dog
At times I was quite sure he was
beyond training. I scratched my
head and wondered what I could
teach such a crazy dog, but the
real issue was what he could teach
As he aged, Jake settled into a
calm snuggle bunny, still eager to
play but slowing in step and no
longer inclined to pursue adventures off our property.
In his final minutes he settled
against me as I sat on the floor,
his head resting in my hands as
we exchanged glances and shared
long heartfelt embraces.
I gently stroked his gray face
and serenaded him with loving
words, softly spoken as I massaged him into a relaxed and
peaceful state. I held his cloudy
brown eyes in mine as he quietly
slipped away.
My tears washed away all lingering doubt and fear. Jake knew
he was well-loved and that I
would take care of him to the final
breath, whether his or mine.
Jake found safe haven in my
heart, far from want and worry,
secure in my love. I took away the
pain that debilitated him, and now
I carry that burden for him.
It was my privilege, and my

enduring sorrow, to perform
a final duty for such a loving
soul. Jake taught me much about
patience, empathy and compassion.
We Americans don’t seem to
deal well with death and loss
and too often live in denial. Jake
taught me how to love, and how
to lose those I love.
Jake lived joyfully in the
moment. He forgave past wrongs
and my human failings. Perhaps
an old man can learn new tricks,
after all.
My dog was showing me the
way all along, but being human, it
was hard for me to just stop what
I was doing and pay attention. On
May 29, I paid attention.
Dogs joined us 30,000 years
ago. I think they came to teach the
most valuable lesson in life: How
to become a Human Being.
Please honor your dogs; they
have earned it.
Daniel H. Antolec, CPDT-KA is
the owner of Happy Buddha Dog
Training. He has membership in
Pet Professional Guild, ForceFree Trainers of Wisconsin,
Association of Professional Dog
Trainers, Association of Professional Humane Educators and
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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Honors night 2014
Oregon High School held its senior honors awards recently.

The following students earned academic and school
service awards at Oregon High School during the
2013-14 school year. Row one, from left, are: valedictorians and academic excellence scholars Emily Jost,
Eliza Neidhart, Megan Schmitt and Rebekah Zerbe;
row two, from left: National Achievement Scholarship
finalist Mason Higgins and Kozlovsky Service Award
recipient Wesley Korpela; not pictured are Koslovsky
Service Award recipient Jessica Nankivil and Academic
Excellence Scholar Jamie Wood.

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Prairie View Elementary
2nd - 4th Grades

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Architecture Network, Inc.
Bill’s Food Center
Bonsett-Veal Vision Source
Burger King
Country View Veterinary Service
Cousins Subs
Attorney Beth L. Cox
First Business Bank
Gorman & Co., Inc.
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Drs. James & Enyart,
Optometrists, S.C.
Kwik Trip
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Normandy Resources, LLC
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State Bank of
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Students honored were, row one, from left: Austin Adams, Jenna Ainsworth,
Gloria Badillo, Jennifer Baron, Jere Bauer, Carly Bausch, Mikayla Berge,
Nicholas Bieno, Casey Bonno, Katie Borden and Dustin Brashi; row two,
from left: Hayley Christensen, Jonathan Conduah, Samuel Cutter, Haley
Devenport, Amanda Douglass, Thomas Eithun, Maxwell Farness, Helen
Feest, Jason Fourdraine, Lara Frankson and William Frauchiger; row three,
from left: Emily Gefke, Maddi Gits, Aaron Gochberg, Carissa Goodwick,
Thomas Grady, Rachel Guenther, Megan Guthmiller, Rachel Hakes, Natalie
Hall, Daniel Henriksen, Elinor Higgins, Mason Higgins, Rachel Hughes and
Danielle Ironmonger; row four, from left: Emily Jost, Hannah Kane, Meaghan
Kelly, Madison Klonsinski, Wesley Korpela, Makayla Krizan, Jack Krueger,
Mallory Krumrei, Jessica Kutz, Chi-Ching Lam, Brett Larson and Dani
Loomis; row five, from left: Jack Maerz, Mariah Martin, Alexandra McCann,
Anna McCartney, Andrew McCauley, Caroline McCormick, Miranda Mellen,
Nicholas Miller, Abigail Milski, Arielle Molot, Logan Mrozenski and Bryce
Murphy; sixth row, from left: Eliza Neidhart, Kayla Nytes, Alec Onesti, Regan
Pauls, Brandi Pease, Pierce Peterson, Gabrielle Proto and Ashley Quamme;
seventh row, from left: Daniel Rau, Bradley Rehrauer, Claire Reimer, Ashley
Rennhack, Marlee Rolfsmeyer, Matthew Sampson, Megan Schmitt, Chaylee
Schnabel, Hailie Schnabel, Samantha Schulz, Geneva Seeger and Cosette
Sommers; row eight, from left: Lydia Steinberg, Hayley Stensaas, Victoria
Swenson, Miranda Switzky, Mackenzie Tubridy, Mariah Vike, Kaitlyn Wallin,
Chad Walsh, Kyle Webber, Courtney Weber, Rebekah Zerbe and Jennifer
Zernick; not pictured: Christian Allen, Mark Bahena, Katelyn Boehnen, Ruby
Carpenter, Kayla Catlin, Kaley Frautschy, Amanda Igl, Valerie Jones, Morgan
McCorkle, Madeline Morgan, Hanna Morhoff, Jessica Nankivil, Shannon
Olson, Lance Peterson, Colton Purdy, Nina Richards, Jackson Schneider,
Jawon Turner, Marissa Wedderspoon, Jamie Wood and Lauren Wysocky.


June 26, 2014

Oregon Observer

Coming up


Summer music lessons

Science Alliance: Zapped!

Parade of Bands

Interested families can register or
find out more about summer music
lessons at
We have drumming workshops for
beginners, an advanced drum camp,
woodwind and brass small groups and
many private lessons this summer.

Science Alliance will present its
electricity program called “Zapped!”
from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday,
June 26, at the Prairie View Elementary Big Gym.
Kids will see how electricity works
through exciting experiments.

Adult Pick Up Soccer

Teen Books for Adults

The Oregon Summer Fest Parade of
Bands Competition Show is 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 29. Gates open at 6 p.m.
with concessions provided.
Ticket prices are $9 individual and
$25 for a family up to six. The Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps will be performing in exhibition.

Want to play some soccer? Come
on out to Fields 6 and 13 to play soccer on Wednesday evenings from
6:30-8:30 p.m. throughout the summer.
No skill is required, you just need
shin guards and appropriate shoes.
There will be a women’s and a co-ed

Love reading teen books but have
reached adulthood? The Teen Books
for the Youthful Adult Book Club is
for adults who want to discuss exciting teen reads.
The group will discuss “Friends
with Boys” by Faith Erin Hicks at
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26.

Pantry pickup
Oregon-Brooklyn Food Pantry has
pickup coming up Thursday, June
26. Residents in the Oregon School
District are welcomed to come to
the pantry that goes from 3-7 p.m. at
1092 Union Road.
For more information, visit obfp.

Wii League Championship
The Dane County Senior Center
Wii Bowling Traveling League championship game will be held at the Oregon Area Senior Center this year.
Come and cheer on the bowlers at
9:30 a.m. Friday, June 27.
Afterward, stick around for lunch
and cake. Lunch is on a donation
basis and the cake is free.

Oregon Community Band
The band will play an “American
Salute” theme at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
July 1, at the Waterman Triangle
Park band shell. Refreshments will
be provided by Eastern Star, and the
colors will be presented by the Oregon/Brooklyn/McFarland VFW Post

Oregon Flavor and Savor
A food tasting event benefiting the
Oregon-Brooklyn Food Pantry and
the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is set for 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July
10 at the Gorman & Company Red
Brick Gym. Please contact Rachel
Snethen for more info at 957-9424
or email her at rsnethen@gormanusa.

Community calendar
Thursday, June 26

• Oregon Summer Fest,
• 10-11 a.m., Science Alliance:
Zapped!, Prairie View Elementary
big gym
• 3-7 p.m., Oregon Food Pantry
pickup, 1092 Union Road,
• 6:30 p.m. Teen books for adults
book club, library, 835-3656
• Dusk, Summer Fest fireworks

Friday, June 27

• Oregon Summer Fest,
• 9-9:30 a.m., UW Exension nutrition visit, senior center
• 9:30 a.m., Dane County Wii
league championship game, senior
center, 835-5801

Saturday, June 28

• Oregon Summer Fest,
• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Benefit poker
run for Pawws to Heal, 116 Spring
St., 692-8149

Sunday, June 29

• Oregon Summer Fest,

Monday, June 30

• 1-2 p.m., science lab, ages K-6,
library, 835-3656

Tuesday, July 1

• 9-10 a.m., Silver Threads board
meeting, senior center, 835-5801
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historical
Society open, 159 W. Lincoln St.
• 6:30-7 p.m., stuffed animal
sleepover, library

Wednesday, July 2

• 6 p.m. VFW meeting, senior center

Friday, July 4

• Dusk, Brooklyn fireworks, Legion

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

ORE 984
Thursday, June 26
Thursday, June 26
OHS Percussion & Jazz
2003 Oregon Summer Fest
Concert (of May 27)

WOW 983

Friday, June 27
“Elvis-LIVE!” (of May ‘14)

Friday, June 27
RCI Band Concert (of May 5)

Saturday, June 28
Saturday, June 28
OMS Band Concert (of May
Oregon Community Band
Concert (of June 24)
Sunday, June 29
Worship Service:
Presbyterian Church


Sunday, June 29
OHS Class of 2014 Hilites &
Graduation (of June 8)

Monday, June 30
Monday, June 30
RCI Chorus Concert (of May
1-Armada Band 2-4H
Headliners @ Oregon Senior 22)
Center (of June 6)
Tuesday, July 1
OMS Chorus Concert (of
Tuesday, July 1
Movie: “King Kong” (1933) May 8)
Wednesday, July 2
Wednesday, July 2
Movie: “Our Gang” Trio
“Dog Show” @ Oregon
Senior Center (of June 6)
Thursday, July 3
Thursday, July 3
“Distant Cuzins” Band (of
“Universal Sound” Band @
the Capitol, Madison (of June Apr. 14)

Monday, July 7

• 6 p.m., Lions Club meeting,
senior center

Thursday, July 10

• 6-8 p.m., Oregon Flavor and
Savor fundraiser for the OregonBrooklyn Food Pantry and the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
Gorman & Company Red Brick
Gym, 957-9424
• 2-3:30 p.m., Ice Cream Reading
Challenge, library

Friday, July 11

• 1-2 p.m., Fuss With Stuff Fridays
-”Gross Stuff,” library

Monday, July 21

• 1-2 p.m., science lab - catapaults
- ages K-6, library

Friday, July 25

• 10:45-11:45 a.m., John Duggelby
Kitchen Band, senior center

Senior center
Monday, June 30
Hearty Vegetable
Soup Crackers
Tuna Salad on Whole
Wheat Bun
Banana Cookie
VO-Cottage Cheese w/
Veggie Garnish
Tuesday, July 1
Bing Cherries W.W. Bread
VO: Swiss on Rye
Wednesday, July 2
Stuffed Green Pepper
Soup/ Crackers
Chicken Broccoli Rotini
Apple Juice
Ice Cream Treat
VO: Meat Free Soup
Broccoli Salad w/Cheese
Thursday, July 3
BBQ Rib on Bone Potato
3 Bean Salad Watermelon
Corn Bread
Sweet Potato Pie. VO:
Veggie Sausage SO: Taco
Friday, July 4
Closed for Independence

Monday, June 30
9:00 CLUB
9:00 Wii Bowling
1:00 Get Fit
1:30 Bridge
4:00 Weight Loss Support
6:00 Pickleball at Oregon
Middle School
Tuesday, July 1
8:30 Zumba Gold
9:00 ST Board Meeting
9:00 Pool Players
9:00 Arthritis Movement
9:45 Tai Chi
12:30 Sheepshead
12:30 Stoughton Shopping
1:00 Movie : “August:
Osage County”
Wednesday, July 2
AM—Foot Care
9:00 CLUB
10:00 Shopping at
Ben Franklin
1:00 Get Fit
1:00 Euchre
4:00 1/1 Computer
6:00 VFW Meeting
Thursday, July 3
AM Legal Counsel
8:30 Zumba Gold
9:00 Pool Players
9:00 Arthritis Movement
12:30 Shopping at Bill’s
1:00 Cribbage
Friday, July 4
Independence Day!
Center is Closed.

2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
Pastor Rich Johnson
8:30 a.m. classic service
10:45 a.m. new song service

SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45
a.m. Worship West Campus: Corner
of Hwy. PD and Nine Mound Road,
SUNDAY - 9 & 10:15 a.m., 6 p.m.
Worship (608) 271-6633

101 Second Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3852
Pastor Rebecca Ninke
9 a.m. Holy Communion
10 a.m. Fellowship

752 E. Netherwood, Oregon
Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor
(608) 835-7972
9:30 a.m. worship service at Oregon
High School PAC

PO Box 233, Oregon, 53575
(608) 286-3121
Pastor Eric Wenger
10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry
Parkway, Oregon

651 N. Main Street, Oregon
Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl
(608) 835-5763
SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship

(608) 455-3344
Pastor Dave Pluss
9:30 a.m. Worship
143 Washington Street, Oregon
(608) 835-3554
Pastor Karl Hermanson
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
Holy Communion 2nd & last
408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC)
Oregon, WI 53575  
608-835-3082 -
Pastor: Bob Vetter
10 a.m. Blended Worship
11 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship
11:15 a.m.  All-ages activity
5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
Pastor: Phil Haslanger
Associate Pastor Twink JanMcMahon
8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship
Central Campus: Raymond Road and
Whitney Way

103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon
Pastors Jason and Johanna Mahnke
(608) 835-3755
Communion is the 1st & 3rd
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. worship and
Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship;
5 p.m. The Gathering Sunday night
service with simple supper to follow
625 E. Netherwood, Oregon
Pastor Paul Markquart and Pastor
Emily Tveite
(608) 835-3154
5 p.m. Saturday evening Worship
8 a.m. Traditional Sunday Worship
9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Coffee
10:30 a.m. New Community Worship
(9:30 a.m. Summer)
Oregon Community Bank & Trust,
105 S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon - Bob
Groth, Pastor - (608) 513-3435
SUNDAY - 10 a.m. Worship
CHRIST - Paoli
At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB
Rev. Sara Thiessen
(608) 845-5641
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Support groups
• 7 p.m., Alcoholics
Anonymous meeting
at First Presbyterian
Church, every Monday
and Friday
• 7 p.m., Alcoholics
Anonymous closed
meeting, People’s United
Methodist Church, every
• 6:30-7:30 p.m.,
Diabetes Support Group
meeting, Evansville
Senior Center, 320 Fair

St. Call 882-0407 for
information. Second
Tuesday of each month
• 6:30-8 p.m., Parents
Supporting Parents,
LakeView Church,
Stoughton. Third
Tuesday of every month
• Relationship & Divorce
Support Group. State
Bank of Cross Plains.
Every other Monday
night at 6:30 p.m.

Fear Not!
What is the root of all evil? Some say selfishness, and Saint Paul
said it was the love of money, but perhaps it is really just fear,
since fear is at bottom the unwillingness or inability to trust God.
While we should be a bit dubious about reducing everything,
especially something as complicated as sin or evil, to one simple
thing, the more we reflect on this the more we see that fear does
indeed reside at the basis of many sins. Consider how greed
(or the love of money) derives from a fear that our future will be
destitute and that money will somehow guarantee our security.
Negative emotions like jealousy and envy are often borne of the
fear that we will lose our loved ones to more attractive or talented
rivals. Anger is quite often just fear that has turned outward: the
startled response to a slammed door is quickly replaced by anger
directed at the door slammer. But, perhaps this is as it should be:
anger and fear are appropriate at the right time and place, and
when tempered by reason and mercy. Perhaps no one thing is the
root of all evil and perhaps there are many roots of many evils.
Greed is one thing, while fear and anger are another, or to quote
Joseph Butler, “everything is what it is and not another thing.”
- Christopher Simon via Metro News Service
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am
your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you
with my righteous right hand.
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Words don’t adequately express our love and appreciation for all the
deeds of kindness by our friends, neighbors, co-workers, relatives
and extended family. Hugs, food brought to comfort and sustain us,
trips for medical appointments, care and concern expressed and
prayers helped us through one day at a time. We also appreciate our
farming friends and neighbors who gave unselfishly of their time and
machinery to help us get our hay crop in last weekend.
We sincerely thank you for the memorials and Rich Wisdon and staff
of J.L. Richards for the excellent meal after the funeral service. Laura
James and Susie Martin did a wonderful job of sharing some of their
experiences with Keri – some bringing laughter and sometimes tears.
Pastor Rebecca Ninke had kind words to comfort us as she shared
stories and memories. Southerncare Hospice and the caregivers at
Agrace Hospice were wonderfully supportive, and we appreciate their
The Oregon-Brooklyn School District has been behind Keri and her
family helping from day one – taking her to treatments, providing
food and comfort, hats and many visits. We can as a community be
very proud of our schools and the examples being set for our children.
The Brooklyn Mighty Mites 4-H Club families raked the lawn this spring
and cleaned the flower beds. They also brought food for the family.
All of you have a special place in our hearts. God Bless You.
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Wallace and Donna Behnke
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June 26, 2014

Oregon Observer

Building their future

Trade skill students construct a house each year
Unified Newspaper Group

With demand for skilled
trade workers soaring, some
Oregon High School students are setting themselves
up for success after graduation.
OHS technology and
engineering teacher Christopher Prahl’s year-long
building trades course produces one new house a year
(this year’s house recently
had an open house), and he
said it’s a great way to get
students involved in the
construction trades, either
directly or indirectly. He
said about half of his 18 students this year have already
committed to various construction apprenticeships or
Photo submitted
construction management 2013-14 building trade class members include Austin Adams, Christian Allen, Alex Duerk, Abert Everson, Seb Goplin, Cole Hefty, Lucas
Knipfer, Ryan Lynch, Jack Maerz, Abrabham Maurice, Joey Milz, Keean Paltz, Christian Poe, Jon Powers, Will Reinicke, Jesse Rogers,
“It’s a great learning Mitch Spierings and Chad Walsh. The house sale closed last month.
experience,” Prahl said.
This year, the students within 10 days of coming for skilled labor in the their choice of employpurchased a lot in town for on the market in March.
state, as well as the interest ment at this point in time
$75,000 and by the end of
The course has been part among students, has kept with numerous companies
the school year, completed of the curriculum since the program going strong, recruiting because of the
a more than 3,100-square- 2001, and Prahl has taught with graduates well-posi- shortage of skilled labor,”
foot house. The house was it since 2009. He said the tioned for good jobs.
he said. Students help build
listed at $369,900, and sold “incredibly high” demand
“ S t u d e n t s c a n h a v e the houses from the ground

up. The foundation is dug
in August, and students
begin rough framing, working with local contractors.
Prahl said they then do
most, if not all of insulation, plumbing, electrical,
heating/air conditioning,
drywall, roofing, siding,
masonry, finish carpentry, trim, hardwood flooring, tile, cabinetry, granite
countertops and more.
The money from sold
houses is used to finance
the next year’s home. Prahl
said in addition to trade
skills, students are exposed
to applied math science and
technical literacy.
“Students are exposed to
applied math through measurement, layouts of walls/
sheating/flooring, estimations of materials, roof
pitch, square footage calculations, stair rise and run,
daily,” he said. “Technical
literacy in reading the blueprint to create the house to
specification and installation of sub components
reading and understanding the installation guides,
which can get confusing.”

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Oregon High School special education teacher Cyndi Olander, who
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Live Entertainment
Softball Tournament
5K/10K Classic Run & Walk

June 26-29, 2014

Hot Air Balloon Rides
Car Show
“Thrilla on the Grilla”
Craft Fair

Celebrating 50 years

Summer Fest parade

Grand Marshal Urban to ride in
convertible restored by students

Chamber’s biggest fundraiser is ready to go



Unified Newspaper Group

Unified Newspaper Group

Judy Knutson took over
as the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce’s new
executive director last
year 10 days before the
start of Summer Fest.
At the time, she seemed
She told the Oregon
Observer that she’d
worked for several years
as a volunteer and that
as president of the chamber’s board of directors
– which she resigned to
become the director – she
was in a good position to
take charge and not only
lead the chamber but also
put the finishing touches
on its annual summer celebration.
Now, with a year’s

Summer Fest parade
Grand Marshal Bill Urban
has been a familiar face
in Oregon for the past 20
years, when he and his
wife, Helen, moved here
from Mt. Horeb.
Urban is a longtime
member of the Oregon
Rotary Club and retired
two years ago from the
Oregon School District,
where he worked as the
School-to Career Program
coordinator at Oregon
High School.
Urban worked in education for a total of 50 years
after graduating from UWMadison. He first taught
agriculture and industrial
arts in Pardeeville. He
and his family – his wife,
two daughters and a son –
later moved to Mt. Horeb,

File photo

The Summer Fest celebration continues this year as the Oregon Chamber of Commerce marks its 50th

Turn to Fest/Page 16 anniversary.

w h e r e
Bill was a
vocational coordinator
and auto
His children are
now adults
living elsewhere.
Urban later served as
an associate principal in
McFarland, and then put
in 17 years as Schoolto-Career coordinator at
OHS, where he helped
students get started in
apprenticeship programs
and, in some cases,
“We started out with
three students in the
School-to-Career Program
and built it up to 40 to 50

Turn to Urban/Page 15

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June 26, 2014

Summer Fest 2014

Oregon Observer

Fireworks provide spark
for Chamber’s 50th
Unified Newspaper Group

A 50th birthday usually
means an extra candle on
the birthday cake.
But the Oregon Chamber of Commerce is going
a bit bigger than candles.
Instead, a new fireworks
display will highlight
Thursday night at Summer
Fest in celebration of the
Chamber’s anniversary.
“Everyone is excited,”
said chamber director Judy
The fireworks will be
launched at Jaycee Park,
which will be closed to
pedestrians during the
show, and Knutson said not
even the park’s neighbors
expressed any concerns.
“I’ve had calls from the
neighbors over there, ‘we
just need to know so we can
take care of the pets,’” she
said. “Nobody has given
me bad ‘why are you doing
But fireworks don’t
come free, and the OregonBrooklyn Lions Club is
doing its part to support the
new feature after a group of
Lions sat around wondering

“Why don’t we have fireworks?” said Lions Club
vice president Rich Wisden.
“We thought it’d be a
great way of doing something for the community,”
Wisden said.
Wisden, who has lived
in Oregon nearly 30 years,
said he remembers fireworks on and off, but
they’ve never been a consistent Summer Fest feature, despite the festival’s
proximity to July 4.
“This is just kind of a
nice thing, especially for
families with kids and stuff
like that,” he said. “I just
think it’s something that
Oregon really needs.”
And while the Chamber’s
50th anniversary provides
a nice excuse, Wisden said
the Lions don’t expect the
fireworks to be a “one and
done” feature.
“Our whole idea is this is
something we want to continue,” he said.
Wisden made sure to
point out that the funds for
the fireworks are coming
mostly from Ribfest sales,
and without its sponsors for
that, it likely wouldn’t be

If you go
What: Summer Fest
When: Thursday, June
26, after dusk (rain date
Friday, June 27)
Where: Launched from
Jaycee Park; Watch in
Kaiser Park

“It’s not like the Lions
have got a lot of money,”
he said with a laugh. “When
our sponsors are helping
out, there’s a huge part of
it. It’s pretty much a community thing.”
Knutson said they expect
people to watch the fireworks, which will begin
at dusk, from Kaiser Park.
North Perry Parkway will
also be closed during the
show “for safety reasons,”
Knutson said.
Wisden was simply
thankful for the opportunity to provide something
he said the community has
sorely needed for years.
“Thank our sponsors,
thank the chamber, thank
everybody,” he said.

Photo submitted

The Oregon-Brooklyn Lions Club-sponsored event Thrilla on the Grilla will take place Sunday.

Thrilla on the Grilla proceeds to
benefit inaugural fireworks display
Unified Newspaper Group

Come hungry to the
“Thrilla on the Grilla”
event at Oregon Summer
The Oregon-Brooklyn
Lions Club-sponsored
event will feature a barbecue dinner, drawing and
live entertainment and is
slated for June 29 from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. in the live
music entertainment tent.
The proceeds will benefit the Lions Club, with

a portion helping fund the
Summer Fest fireworks
Richard Wisden, owner
of JL Richards, said the
event is the perfect way
to wind down from the
parade and enjoy what
Summer Fest has to offer
on Sunday.
“It’s after the parade,
and we start serving
right at 11 a.m.,” he said.
“Hopefully, people will
keep summer fest going
on Sunday. We’re hoping
to get 1,000 people out for

the event.”
In its third year, Thrilla
on the Grilla features barbecue baby back ribs or a
half barbecue chicken dinner with your choice of
sides: salad, baked beans,
or roll and butter. Tickets
are $12 and each ticket
also gets you entered in a
drawing for a $500, $100
or $50 prize.
Tickets are available at
the event or in advance at
the Oregon Area Chamber
of Commerce and JL Richards.


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Summer Fest 2014

Oregon Observer

June 26, 2014

Hot air balloon rides take flight this year

Summer Fest schedule

Picture yourself soaring
above the bustling Summer
Fest grounds as you take in a
beautiful sunset view.
If that sounds appealing, a
tethered hot air balloon ride
at this year’s festival could be
just what you’re looking for.
Oregon’s Pure Integrity
Homes of RE/MAX Preferred Realtors and other
local businesses will host the
new ride this year on Friday
night from 7-9 p.m. just north
of the softball diamonds.
A limited number of rides
on the full-sized hot air balloon are available for a suggested donation of $20 per
ride. Proceeds from the rides
will go to Oregon’s historic
pump house restoration project. Oregon’s Pure Integrity
Homes owner Tony Antoniewicz said his company would
match funds up to $1,500.
Rides will last between
5-10 minutes and are dependent on wind and weather
Weather conditions last
year prohibited what would
have been the inaugural
event, Antoniewicz said.
“The goal is to have this be
an annual event,” he said.
The balloon is tethered to
one spot and floats around
100 feet up in the air for a
few minutes, Antoniewicz
The basket has room for
two people plus the balloon’s
pilot. Insurance rules prohibit
riders under the age of 10
years old.
– Mark Ignatowski


Thursday, June 26

All Evening Softball Tournament
5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Carnival Midway
5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Food & Commercial Vendor Rows
7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Live Music by Universal Sound
Dusk, Fireworks, Kaiser Park

Friday, June 27

• All Evening Softball Tournament
•  p.m. – 7 p.m., Summer Fest Classic Run/Walk
Packet Pick-Up
• 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Carnival Midway
• 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Food & Commercial Vendors
•  p.m., Live Music: DJ Music by Madison Mobile
DJ Service, $8
• 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides
• 8:30 p.m., Live Music: Cherry Pie, $8
• 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Safe Rider Program

Saturday, June 28

• All Day Softball Tournament
• 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Craft Fair
•  a.m., Summer Fest Classic Run/Walk • Race-Day
Registration begins at 7 a.m.
• 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Food & Commercial Vendors
• 12 p.m. – 11 p.m., Carnival Midway
• 1 p.m., Tug-of-War (Weigh-ins 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
• 6 p.m., Live Music: Quest, $8
• 8:30 p.m., Live Music: Super Tuesday, $8
• 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Safe Rider Program

If you go

Photo submitted

RE/MAX will have hot air
balloon rides available
this year at Summer Fest,
weather permitting. The
balloon floats about 100
feet up in the air for 5-10

What: Hot air balloon rides
When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 27
Where: Just north of the softball diamonds on the
Summer Fest grounds

Sunday, June 29

All Day Softball Tournament
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Classic & Custom Car Show
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Live music: Back 40, Beer tent
12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Carnival Midway
12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Food & Commercial Vendors
12:30 p.m., Community Parade, Main Street
-5 p.m., Live music: Bill “Horse” Bossingham,
beer tent
•  1 a.m.-5 p.m., Thrilla on the Grilla featuring BBQ
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•  :30 p.m., Parade of Bands, Oregon High School
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June 26, 2014

Oregon Observer

Summer Fest 2014

Car show moves
to bigger location

If you go

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The Oregon Summer Fest
car show has a new location
this year.
The annual show will
move to Park Street to
accommodate the show’s
growth in the past few
years, said Oregon Area
Chamber of Commerce
director Judy Knutson.
Expecting more than 100
cars to show up, Knutson
said the bigger location
will allow them to not “turn
anybody away.” Another
advantage of the car show
at Park Street is it’s closer
to the fairgrounds, she said.
People who wish to show
cars can register from now
until the day of the event,
which is Sunday, June 29.
The show runs from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m., and day-of
registration runs from 9
a.m. to noon in front of Little Buddy’s Popcorn.
Knutson said the show
appeals to car enthusiasts

What: Car show
Where: Park Street
When: Sunday, June 29,
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Info: summerfest.
as well as those looking to
check out a neat attraction.
“We get such great cars,”
she said. “And the owners
know so much about these
vehicles. It just amazes me.
They’re all very nice.”
The event features dash
plaques for those showing
cars, as well as awards in
more than 10 classes ranging from the 1930s and prior to the 1990s to present. It Classic and custom cars will be on display in a new location this year. The car show has moved to Park Street.
also offers the opportunity
to ride in the community
festival and to win the best
of show award.
For more info or to register, go to summerfest.

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Summer Fest 2014

June 26, 2014

Oregon Observer


One local band and two big names make festival music
Most importantly, Sparby said she and the rest of
Super Tuesday love getting on stage and performing.
“It really is fun to get
up and sing, and going
back to places where you
played for years is always
a good time,” she said.

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One of the things
that’s guaranteed to draw
throngs to Summer Fest
takes place in the entertainment tent, where some
of the area’s top festival
band take the stage.
This year, Oregon’s
Universal Sound makes
the music on Thursday
night, followed by the outrageously ‘80s look and
feel of Cherry Pie on Friday. On Saturday, Super
Tuesday returns to perform a variety of upbeat
dance tunes and hard rock.

Super Tuesday
Super Tuesday formed
in 1996 as a four-piece
alternative pop and rock
band. Nearly 20 years later, the band has six members and is one of southern
Wisconsin’s most popular
club and festival bands.
They’ve regularly
appeared at Oregon Summer Fest, as well as events
like Verona Hometown
Days and the Wisconsin
Fair. They’re also fixtures
at area watering holes
such as Badger Bowl,
Pooley’s and Club Tavern
in Middleton.
The good news is that
lead singer Dia Sparby
returned to Super Tuesday last year after taking a
couple of years off following the birth of her second
Along with Sparby’s
energetic stage presence, the band features
Doug Skinner on bass and
vocals, Jeff Hermans on
guitar and vocals, Maryellen Jenson on keyboards
and vocals, Shane Sparby
(Dia’s husband) on drums,
and Shane Tracy on lead
guitar and vocals.
Dia Sparby said she
returned to the band out of
necessity – and she’s glad
she did.
“It’s like home,” she
said. “We have a really
good chemistry. We’ve
had so many changes over
the years. My husband
and I have been like the
consistent members, and
we’ve had a couple rounds
of guitar players and bass
The band’s newest
members – Tracy and

Cherry Pie

Photos courtesy Cherry Pie

Above, Cherry Pie performs at 2010 Hometown Days in Verona. The
group will perform Friday night at Summer Fest in Oregon.

Super Tuesday

Cherry Pie

Opening with: Quest
When: 6 p.m. opening
show; 8:30 p.m. main
show, Saturday, June 28
Cost: $8

Opening with: Madison
Mobile DJ Service
When: 6 p.m. DJ music;
8:30 p.m. main show,
Friday, June 27
Cost: $8

Universal Sound
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26
Cost: no charge

Skinner - are two of the
reasons Sparby returned
to the stage, “but the main
reason is the other singer
just wasn’t working out,”
she explained.
She said she felt “horrible” that it wasn’t working out, and with her husband and close friends still
performing, she was compelled to rejoin the band.
Sparby recalled that
when she first performed
with the new band members, “we just gelled
immediately. They’re
seasoned professionals.
They’ve been playing way
longer than I’ve been singing. They’re just pros.”
Another reason for Dia’s
return is that Super Tuesday may be nearing its
“last go round,” she said.
“We don’t know the
end date for Super Tuesday, but it’s definitely out
there. We’ve been doing
this for 13 years, and I
thought if I come back

and finish, it makes total
sense vs. having someone
else finish out what I was
involved with for so long.”
Super Tuesday takes its
cues from such artists as
Bon Jovi, Jason Aldean,
Journey, Little Big Town,
Bryan Adams, Sugarland,
Michael Jackson, Poison,
and Bruno Mars, among
others. Performances are
high energy and made for
Sparby said the band’s
music is a variety of all
kinds of music.
“There’s so much country music out there now,”
she observed. “That’s
what we interchange. We
don’t have a lot of it, but
we change it out all the
time because there’s so
“But we’ve still got the
‘80s staples in there and
some of the old stuff that
we’ve done forever that if
we ever were to get rid of,
people would be upset.”

Light shows, loud music
and big hair in the style of
1980s rock. That’s Cherry
Pie, an award-winning
band based in Milwaukee
but popular throughout the
The band formed in
1999 and in 2000 changed
its name Cherry Pie. It
features Dave Zettle on
guitar, John Swenson on
lead vocals, Shane Loy
on bass and vocals, Frank
Babeck in drums and Josh
Becker on keyboards, guitar and vocals.
In an interview, Becker
told the Observer the band
tends to “ignite things” on
“Frank, the drummer, is
a real showman – always
twirling his sticks and
drawing attention to himself,” Becker said. “John’s
singing is especially
impressive, because whatever you think about the
vocal stylings of Journey’s
Steve Perry or Motley
Crew’s Vince Neal, those
hyper tenors are not easy
to imitate. He’s a great
frontman, too.”
Becker described the

band’s shows as part
machismo and part kitsch.
He admitted that what the
band does is sort of silly
on one level, but with a
high level of musicianship
and commitment.
He said the band takes
its craft seriously and
takes pride in its music,
“but we try not to take
the whole thing too seriously.”
“We’re paying tribute
but also sort of mock ing all at the same time,”
Becker said. “We are good
at what we do, but we
don’t want to be taken too
seriously. I think that’s
the antithesis of what
the ‘90s were about. I’ve
always felt that the bands
of the ‘90s, like Nirvana
and others, always took
themselves seriously without taking their craft seriously. We’re like the other
way around.”
The band has averaged
about five shows a month
for the last 14 years and
has been recognized with
Wisconsin Area Music
Industry awards.
To get a sense of what
to expect, Becker listed
some of the band’s favorite artists: Bon Jovi, Beck,
Rush, Van Halen, Slayer,
Stevie Ray Vaughn, Alice
He said the band thrives
on performing for big
“One of the biggest
thrills for me, personally, is like when we play

‘Wanted Dead or Alive’
by Bon Jovi, usually the
crowd will sing along
really loud,” he said. “And
during that whole first
verse, it’s really nothing
but acoustic guitar and
lead vocal. And a lot of
times John will stop singing and the whole crowd
will sing the first verse
while I play acoustic guitar. When you’re doing
that for like 3,000 or 4,000
people at a festival, that is

Universal Sound
Established in 1972,
Universal Sound is one of
the area’s longest running
bands, according to Dan
Sutter, who plays bass and
sings. He joined the band
in 1999. Other band members include Scott Nabholtz on keyboards and
vocals, Alan Maslowski
on drums and vocals, and
Randy Glodowski on lead
guitar and vocals.
“We play old rock and
roll, a touch of country,
and whatever else we
feel like playing. That’s
why it’s universal sound
– there’s something for
almost everyone,” Sutter
said. “Really it’s goodtime, danceable music.”

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June 26, 2014

Summer Fest 2014

Oregon Observer

Wet weather last year put a
damper on the softball tournament. This year, 19 teams
are ready to play during the
weekend-long tournament.
Sunday’s championship
game is slated for 3 p.m.,
but could get pushed back
to 4 p.m., depending on how
the brackets shake out.
File photo

Softball tournament returns with 19 teams
Unified Newspaper Group

A little competition never hurts, and plenty will be
on display over the weekend throughout the Summer Fest softball tournament.
This year’s edition features 19 teams, up from 17
last year, said Bob Klein,
who organizes the Oregon
Adult Softball League and
the tournament along with
“A lot of new teams in
the league and they were
ready to sign up,” Klein
The games will begin
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on
the Kaiser Park fields,
with another game to follow at 9:30 p.m.
Games will continue Friday night, starting at 6:30
p.m., with some scheduled
to start as late as 9:30 p.m.
Saturday will be a

full-day affair, with games
beginning at 10 a.m. in the
loser’s bracket and continuing until a 10 p.m. start
time under the lights.
Sunday will bring the
championship round
games beginning at noon,
with the championship
game at 3 p.m., though
another game could be
required at 4 p.m. depending on how the bracket
plays out.
New this year, Klein
said the top eight teams
will all receive money for
where they finish thanks
to a sponsorship from Oregon Community Bank and
“We’re really happy
about this year,” Klein
said. “Every team can’t be
the best team in the league,
but we want everybody
to feel like they still have
something to play for.”
Klein said he looks forward to seeing how some

If you go
What: Softball tournament
When: ThursdaySunday
Where: Kaiser Park
File photo

of the younger teams in the
league do compared to the
“old teams that always finish very well.”
“Every game should be
a good game,” he said.
“All our league teams
enjoy it and they love getting in this tournament and
they’re going to play hard
I’m sure.”
For the full bracket and
schedule of games, visit

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Pulling together
The Tug-of-War competition will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28.

Charity event a good ride
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A new event at Oregon
Summer Fest doubles as a
charity fundraiser.
In its first year, the
Motorcycle Poker Run is a
motorcycle (or car) ride that
includes four stops, each at
a different spot in the greater Madison area.
Don’t be fooled by the
“Its really a ride, more
than a run,” said organizer
Dave Mastos.
The June 28 ride includes
a $20 donation that benefits PAWWS To Heal.
It’s a local organization
that offers animal-assisted
therapy and activities to
children healing from abuse
and to help cope with physical disabilities.
Mastos, who has been
involved with Summer Fest
planning in the past, said

If you go
What: Motorcycle Poker
Where: Register at 116
Spring St.
When: June 28, registration from 10-11 a.m., ride
at 11:10 a.m.
Cost: $20 donation

he’d been thinking about
how to incorporate a motorcycle ride in the festivities.
After learning about the
charity, he thought it’d be a
good fit for the event.
“We hope to raise some
money for their good cause,
and hopefully bring some
more people into Oregon
for the Summer Fest activities, as well,” he said.
Participants can buy
refreshments at each stop

and will get a playing card
at each stop, too. That will
add up to a poker hand, and
first, second and third prizes will be given out to the
top hands.
Registration for the ride
is day-of at 116 Spring St.,
from 10-11 a.m. The ride
will begin at Oregon Summer Fest grounds around
11:10 a.m. and goes until
about 5 p.m.
Stops include:
• Sunset Bar and Grill,
Fort Atkinson
• Aztlan Inn, Lake Mills
• Gerk’s Junction, Sun
• Summer Fest Grounds,
Donation includes admission to the entertainment
tent to see bands Quest and
Super Tuesday.
For more information,
search ‘PAWWS to HEAL”
charity poker ride’ on Facebook.

Summer Fest 2014

June 26, 2014

Oregon Observer


Ready to run
Runners and walkers looking
to burn a little energy during
Summer Fest can check out a
5K or 10K run Saturday morning. A 2-mile walk option is also
Last year was a little wet, but
people still turned out to run the
Race day registration and packet
pick-up is from 7-8 a.m. at
the Summer Fest trailer in the
Oregon Pool parking lot. The
races start at 9 a.m.
File photo

Urban: Restored convertible makes stylish parade ride
Continued from page 9
kids per year in the program,” Urban said. “We
had students who studied
every subject and field –
all across the board.”
As Grand Marshal,
Urban will be driven

through the village in his
own convertible, which he
and his students restored
back when he was teaching
auto mechanics.
“I had the kids help me
rebuild the car as a class
project,” Urban said.
“I asked Larry Mahr if

he would mind driving the
convertible. He’s been a
big part of the School-toCareer Program in Oregon
Although he’s retired,
Urban is still active at
OHS, volunteering in the
agriculture department

and with the auto tech program.
“I’ve worked some with
the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math) grant and the Oregon Rotary Club,” Urban

File photos

Down on Main Street
Sunday’s parade steps off at 12:30 p.m. and meanders down
Main Street from Lincoln Street to Kierstead Lane. While last year
celebrated all things America, this year’s theme will focus on the
chamber’s “50 years of fun.”

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June 26, 2014

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Summer Fest 2014
Summer Fest: A few familiar events return
Continued from page 9

File photo

Marching bands and floats will make their way down Main Street Sunday during the annual parade. A
marching band competition is slated for Sunday night at Oregon High School.

experience, Knutson
admits that planning this
year’s festival has been
smoother than last year’s
trial by fire.
“The organizing is definitely a little easier this
year,” she said.
It’s a big year for the
chamber because the organization is celebrating 50
years of existence. That
fact also makes it a big
year for Summer Fest, the
chamber’s largest annual
After 12 years, the
chamber is bringing back
a fireworks show as a way

to celebrate its anniversary. That will take place
Thursday night at dusk
(with a Friday rain date).
Thursday is also family
night, with Oregon’s own
Universal Sound band performing in the entertainment tent. Other musical
entertainment includes
classic rock with Cherry
Pie on Friday night and
alternative rock by Super
Tuesday on Saturday.
Saturday will be a particularly active day for
Summer Fest goers, with
a daylong softball tournament, the classic walk/run
beginning at 9 a.m. and
a tug-o-war starting at 1
The chamber is sharing
a table at the Summer Fest
grounds with the Oregon
Area Historical Society.
OAHS will have a few
items on display to highlight the chamber’s anniversary.
“They will have the
drum that we (the chamber) used to use in the
band 50 years ago,” Knutson said.
She also noted a lifesized fiberglass horse –
the chamber’s old mascot
– has been pulled out of
storage, restored and will
be on the grounds and in
the parade.
(She credited Denny
Erfurth for being “nice
enough to fix it up.”)
Speaking of the parade,
it’s happening Sunday
beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The chamber has chosen
Bill Urban as its Grand
Marshal this year.
Urban retired two years
ago from the Oregon
School District – 50 years
after he began his career
in education.
“He’s helped many,

many business employees find work with chamber members, and we felt
he would be very good as
Grand Marshal this year,”
Knutson said.
Oregon Community
Bank and Trust is helping
with the parade as well, by
donating $1,000 in prize
money for the float judging. Knutson said there
will be about 70 entries in
the parade. The first-place
winner will receive $500,
with $300 going to the
second-place winner and
$200 for third place.
Also Sunday is the
Parade of Bands Competition Show, which begins
at 7:30 p.m. at Panther
Stadium. Gates open at
6 p.m., with concessions
provided. Ticket prices
are $9 individual and $25
for a family up to six. The
famous Kilties Drum &
Bugle Corps will perform
in exhibition.
Last week, Knutson told
the Observer that the arts
and crafts show, which
takes place 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday in the entertainment tent, was low on
entries. This is the first
year for the event, and on
Monday, Knutson said it’s
“filling up.”
She thinks the entire
community is pulling
together to make Summer
Fest a big success.
“We’re working well
with the village,” she said.
“They’re helping us block
off the streets. The police
and fire departments have
been wonderful to work
“It seems like everything is falling into place
because everyone’s willing to work together, and
I just think that’s really a
community effort.”

File photo

Thrill seekers can find a variety of rides at the Summer Fest

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Girls soccer

Senior Legion

Panthers start
season 2-2 in
Assistant sports editor

The Oregon High School
Senior Legion team started
the season 2-2 in conference play.
Full results were unavailable in time for the Obeserver’s Tuesday deadline.
Look for completed results
The Panthers host Sun
Prairie in a doubleheader at
11 a.m. Saturday, June 28,
and they host McFarland at
6 p.m. Monday, June 30.
The Panthers also host
Monona Grove at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 2.

McFarland 4, Oregon 2
Oregon fell to McFarland
4-2 to open the summer
season on June 9.

Oregon 8, Edgewood 7
The Panthers scored six
runs in the sixth to defeat
Madison Edgewood 8-7 on
June 17.
File photos by Anthony Iozzo

Juniors Keley Jahn (top left) and Paityn Fleming (below, 9) were both named first-team All-Badger South Conference selections this season. The Panthers had seven total

Jahn, Fleming make first team
Assistant sports editor

Oregon High School girls soccer juniors Kelsey Jahn and
Paityn Fleming were both named
to the first-team All-Badger
South Conference team.
Jahn, a unanimous pick, finished with 10 goals and eight
assists, while Fleming collected
three goals and three assists.
Edgewood senior Lauren Neitzel, Stoughton senior Hayley
Bach, Milton seniors Kelsey
Buhle and Sydney Hecimovich,
Fort Atkinson junior Brigette
Jira, Monona Grove junior Sam
Kinsler and sophomores Savanah and Sienna Cruz and Monroe sophomore Maddie Kallgren
were the other first-team selections.
Sophomores Jen Brien and
Makena Fanning and freshman
Holly Kaboord joined Jahn and
Fleming on the list as second
Brien and Fanning played up

top together and picked up a
goal or an assist together several times, including at Madison
Memorial during the regular season and in the sectional final at
Brien finished with six goals
and two assists, while Fanning
finished with eight goals and four
Kaboord was a defender, helping the Panthers defense allow
one goal or less in 19 of 21
games. Kaboord also helped the
offense by taking a few direct
kicks and ended up with four
Senior captain defender Jess
Kutz and junior Brenna Petersen
also made the list as honorable
Oregon finished 14-6-1 overall
and 4-1-1 in the Badger South,
sharing the conference title.
The Panthers were sectional
runners-up, falling to Waunakee
2-1 in the final.
All named players except Kutz
return next season.

Photo submitted

Junior McKenzie Torpy (left) was named an honorable mention All-American this season.

Junior McKenzie Torpy added to her honors this season by being named an honorable
mention All-American.
Torpy, who was also named first-team allconference for the Madison Area Lacrosse
Association and first-team All-State, was
one of four Wisconsin players to make the
Torpy finished the season with 46 goals
and 15 assists and had a .568 shooting percentage.

Stoughton 10, Oregon 0
The Panthers fell 10-0 to
Stoughton last Monday and
were held to two hits in five
Stoughton’s Sam Ripp
picked up the win. He
struck out four and walked
four in five innings.

Orioles move
to 6-4 overall
Assistant sports editor

Torpy is named All-American
Assistant sports editor

Oregon defeated the
Madison Lakers 6-3 last

Home Talent League

Girls lacrosse

Oregon 6, Lakers 3

She was also 6-for-18 on draws.
Senior Hannah Kane, who was also
named to the second-team all-conference for
MALA, was named a 2014 U.S. Lacrosse
Academic All-American. Junior Emily
Schwartzstein and Torpy joined her on the
Kane finished the season with 24 goals
and two asssits and was 6-for-14 on draws.
Schwartzstein led the Panthers with 11
The Oregon High School girls lacrosse
team finished the season 6-7 overall and lost
in the regional finals.

Three second-inning
runs was all Oregon Home
Talent pitcher Ben Riffle
needed as the visiting
Orioles knocked off Platteville 5-1 in a Sunday
League game.
Riffle pitched all nine
innings and allowed an
earned run on seven hits.
He struck out 11 and
walked two.
Kyle Moore led Oregon at the plate (2-for-4),
while Jeff Spiwak picked
up a double.
The Orioles are now 6-4
overall, in third place in
the Western Section North
Division. Verona is in first
place (10-0).
Oregon continues the
season at 1 p.m. Sunday at
Dodgeville (6-3).
The Orioles play two
games the following week.
They host Hollandale
(5-5) at 1 p.m. Friday, July
4, and they host Mount
Horeb/Pine Bluff (5-5) at
1 p.m. Sunday, July 6.


June 26, 2014

Oregon Observer

Madison International Speedway

Brown remains points leader in Super Trucks
Special to the Observer

Blake Brown (American Ethanol Super Trucks), Will Rece
(Dave’s White Rock Sportsman),
Aaron Moyer (Roto Rooter Legends) and Dan Snyder (Pellitteri
Waste Systems Bandits) picked
up the overall wins in the their
respective divisions as part of
a Night of Features at Madison
International Speedway.

Clean sweep for Brown in
Super Trucks
  Blake Brown increased his
point lead in the American Ethanol Super Trucks after sweeping
the field Friday.  Brown set a fast
time and won both 20-lap features
en route to picking up the overall
Steve Dobbratz and Jerry Wood
brought the field to the green in
the first 20-lap feature with Wood
taking the advantage. Meanwhile,
Brown was working his way up
through the field and on lap seven passed Kurt Kleven for third.
Next on his radar was Camden
Murphy who he was able to pass
on lap.
Now it was time to catch the
leader. On lap 10, he was able to
find room on the inside of Wood
for the lead and the two raced
side by side for four laps before
Brown was able to take the lead. 
The caution flag would come out
on lap 18 for a spin setting up a
double file restart with two laps to
Both Brown and Wood chose

the inside with Chester Ace moving up to take the spot alongside
Brown. Brown was able to hold
off Ace, but not without a fight, to
pick up the victory.
“It was a lot of fun.  These guys
are great to work with and my
truck was really set up well,” said
In the second 20-lap event,
Joshua James took the lead after
a spin on lap 1 and was in command from the start. On lap three,
Kevin Knuese passed John Beale
for second place while Brown
was working his way through the
field after starting in last.
On lap six, Brown powered his
way past Jerry Wood for third and
began chasing down Knuese. As
the race stayed green, James continued to show the way out front
while Brown moved into second
on lap 16.
The question was would
Brown have enough time to catch
James. As the laps counted down
the lead began to shrink and with
two to Brown was on the tailgate
of the leader and eventually found
room on the inside to take the lead
and pick up the clean sweep.
“I have to thank the guys for
getting this truck set up perfectly. 
Chad and the guys did a great job.
This truck is so fun to race and
to win twice is pretty nice,” said

White Rock Sportsman. Point
leader Kody Hubred took the
checkered flag in the second
15-lap feature.
Jason Dunn took the early lead
in the first 15-lap feature and held
it until lap five when Rece powered by him on the outside coming out of turn four. Rece quickly
built up a sizeable margin over
Dunn with Matt Lundberg and
Ryan Goldade fighting it out for
third. On lap 13 Goldade moved
past Lundberg for third and on
the final lap surpassed Dunn for
second but wouldn’t have time to
catch Rece.
“It’s great to get this first one,”
said Rece.
In the second feature, Jason
Thoma took the lead from Mike
Taylor on the first lap with Kody
Hubred up to second. A spin coming out of turn two brought out
the caution flag on lap nine, setting up a double file restart.
Hubred was able to get by
Thoma and led the rest of the way
to pick up his third feature win of
the season.
“This was better. I definitely
didn’t get it done in the first one,”
said Hubred.
Based on combined finish in
the two races, Rece was the overall winner.  “It was a lot of work
tonight. After starting in the back
of the second race we really had
to work hard to get to finish

and the checkered flag in both
15-lap feature races.
A caution at the start of the first
feature almost took out the entire
field, but Snyder was able to
avoid it. He took the lead after the
restart and never looked back and
easily picked up the win.
“I was just happy to avoid the
first lap issues,” said Snyder.
 In the second feature, Jeremy
Simmons took control of the race
from the start before the caution
flag came out on lap eight. On the
restart Snyder was up to challenge
for the lead and on lap 10 tried
to go by Simmons on the outside
going into turn four but quickly
dove to the inside to make the
pass, take the lead and the win. 
Point leader Brandon Delacy finished second.
“I saw him get high in four and
I made the move inside,” said

Moyer, Talaska split features
in the Legends

 Aaron Moyer and Cory Talaska each picked up a win tonight
in the 20-lap features for the Roto
Rooter Bandits, but Moyer was
the overall winner based on his
first- and second-place finishes.
  The first feature was clearly
one of the more unusual races
fans have seen at MIS.
 Johnny Kringas took the early
lead over Kyle Jusits before a spin
Rece takes top honors in
on lap 5 brought out the caution. 
Snyder Sweeps the Bandits On the restart Moyer overtook
Powered by a win and a thirdKringas with Cory Talaska quick Dan Snyder was the big winner ly up to second and before long
place finish, Will Rece was the
overall winner in the Dave’s in the Pellitteri Waste Systems the two were racing side-by-side.
Bandits after picking up fast time
  Then after 16 laps were

completed, the two leaders slowed
on the backstretch and the entire
field except for Kyle Vergata
headed to the pits thinking the
race was over. After being quickly hustled back out to race, Vergata inherited the lead but would
lose it to Talaska who spun on lap
18 bringing out the caution. 
From there it was all Moyer,
who picked up his second feature
win of the season.  When asked
about the confusion, Moyer commented, “That was kind of crazy. We all thought the race was
The second race was all Talaska’s as he notched his third win of
the season after leading from start
to finish.  A caution on the first
lap promoted him to the front row
and it was money in the bank for
the point leader.
“I didn’t mind getting moved
up to the front row after the caution,” said Talaska, who admitted
a mistake in the first feature cost
him the overall win tonight.
Moyer added, “This was a lot of
fun tonight.  We weren’t going to
catch Cory in the second race, but
I’m pretty happy.”
 It’s a big night at MIS on Friday, June 27, when it’s Salute to
America Night featuring Thunder
Cat Fireworks and the area’s biggest and best display plus the Big
8 Late Models, Great Northern
Sportsman Series, and Vintage
All military personnel (active or
retired) admitted free with proof
of service. Pit gates open at 3:30
p.m. with practice at 4:45, qualifying at 6, and racing at 7:30.

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Mike Barry (above) purchased a 16-year-old Clydesdale horse that
will pull a four-seater carriage. Below, Barry, his son Pat Barry,
as well as Stacey and Dave Anderson hitch Silas to the cart last
Thursday morning in the Barry Stables inside arena.

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Silas takes Stacey and Dave Anderson, of Oregon, for a ride Thursday morning. The Clydesdale horse came from New York and was purchased by Mike Barry of Barry Stables, located at 5556 County Highway M in Fitchburg.

New addition to stable is hard to miss
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Mike Barry of Barry Stables got a new horse that
comes with a lot of history
and is hard to miss.
Silas, the 16-year-old,
1,800-pound Clydesdale
horse, hails from New York
and is now owned by Barry.
Silas came to the County
Hwy. M horse stable two
weeks ago and is adjusting

nicely to his new home.
Barry described him as a
“kind” and “gentle” horse
with a lot of experience
pulling carriages. He is
used to being one of the
two “lead” horses on the
8-horse hitch, Barry said.
“It’s kind of neat,” said
Barry, who celebrated this
80th birthday this month.
“I don’t know, we might
even put him in a couple of
parades or something like

Barry also said he
thought it’d be nice to give
carriage rides with Silas
to clients who house their
horses there and friends.
Last Thursday, he was
hitched up for the first time
to a four-wheeled carriage
in the indoor arena at the
stable that houses about 35
Oregon residents Stacey
and Dave Anderson, who

are friends of Barry’s and
have worked with Clydesdales for 30 years, helped
Barry get the horse hitched
up to the carriage that’s
black and has red leather
seats and took him for a
spin around the arena.
Barry’s son, Pat, who has
worked at the stables all his
life, took a drive, too.
“He’s really responsive
for a big horse,” said Pat, as
he drove the carriage.

Foster youth graduation event celebrates academic success
Sarah Welby of Oregon
High School was among a
group of 38 foster youths
honored this week at a
unique graduation party
hosted by the Wisconsin
Department of Children and
Families (DCF). First Lady
Tonette Walker and DCF
Secretary Eloise Anderson
presided over the celebration, held at the executive
residence, recognizing
former foster youth who
recently graduated from
high school or completed
milestones in post-secondary education.
While most of the

students at the ceremony
were celebrating their graduation from high school,
two students celebrated
completion of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
According to a press
release from the Wisconsin Department of Children
and Families, youth in foster care often face significant obstacles in achieving
academic success. Nationally, with around 54 percent graduating from high
school, only 2 percent will
go to college.
Most suffer not only
the loss of their biological

family, but have had to
face multiple foster home
moves, changes in case
workers and being uprooted
from friends and schools.
On average, foster kids will
move six times between
kindergarten and 12th
Anderson said the students deserve to be recognized for their academic
“They are shining examples that despite whatever
hardships a person might
face, you can still achieve
your goals through hard

work, determination and
perseverance,” she said.
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the Department of Children
and Families website at dcf. or visit the Coalition for
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JUNE 30, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.

1. Call meeting to order.
2. Roll Call.
3. Approval of June meeting minutes.
4. Petition 10718 by Shawn Hillestad
to rezone 3 acres located west of 4126
Old Stage Road (Sec. 28) from A-1 Ex. to
RH-1 to create one residential lot.
5. Petition 10725 by Kevin Klahn to
reclassify .02 acres located at 4562 US
Highway 92 (Sec. 31) to allow filling of
6. Petition 10674 by Thomas Mueller/
Fleming Development as amended and
adopted by Dane Co. to allow amended
deed restrictions for property use as
landscape business.
7. Reapproval of final CSM for Pete
8. Site Viewings:
* Don Wahlin/Robert Allen property.
* Stoughton Farms/proposed radio
tower site.
9. Discussion/update/necessary action on items from previous meetings:
* FUDA and proposed cooperative
agreement statement
* Highway 14 Update including
neighborhood meeting schedule
* Comp Plan Updates
10. Adjournment.
Dawn George, Clerk
Published: June 26, 2014

JULY 1, 2014 – 6:15 P.M.

The 2014 Board of Review will convene and adjourn until such time as the
assessment roll is completed. The Chairman and Vice Chairman will be elected
but no objections will be heard at this
Dawn George, Clerk
Published: June 26, 2014

JULY 1, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.

1. Appearance by Dane Co. Sheriff
Dept. representative.
2. Constable Reports.
3. Rutland Cemetery and Church report. Approval of final plat and landscaping update.
4. Racetrack monthly report and
other matters as necessary.
5. Public Comment for items not on
the agenda:
6. Planning Commission report.
7. Action as necessary on 2014 road
work projects. Consent Agenda:
* Minutes June meeting.
* Treasurer’s Report.
* Vouchers and Checks.
8. Correspondence.
* Martinson CUP on June 24 ZLR
9. Discussion on meeting with DOT
regarding Hwy 14 and neighborhood
meeting schedule.
10. Update on Environment Corridor.
11. Discussion and necessary action
on approval of the purchase of a possible
ambulance purchase, a possible brush
gator purchase and daytime EMS coverage by the Brooklyn Fire/EMS.
12. Discussion regarding Ted Olson/
Dunkirk letter to Stoughton regarding
disposition of old fire truck.
13. Discussion and necessary action
on new Town Hall matters as necessary.
ZLR meeting on Radio Tower on July 8th;
reschedule building committee meeting
for July 9th.
14. DaneCom update.
15. Report on June 14 recycling
16. Discussion and necessary action
regarding requesting bids for Rutland
Comprehensive Plan revisions.
17. Adjournment. 
Dawn George, Clerk
Published: June 26, 2014


Planning Commission of the Village of

Oregon will hold a public hearing at 6:30
p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in the
Board Room of the Oregon Village Hall,
117 Spring Street, Oregon, Wisconsin,
to consider the application of Randy
Trachte of behalf of Trachte Inc., for a
conditional use permit for property located at 310 Braun Road, Oregon WI, pursuant to Sec. 17.206(5)(b) of the Zoning
Code for the Village of Oregon, to allow
for a modular Building Storage.
Parcel #: 165-0509-021-1320-1. The
property is zoned General Industrial (GI).
Lot 2 CSM 13539
Subsequent to the hearing, the
Board intends to deliberate and act upon
the request.
Peggy S.K. Haag
Village Clerk
Published: June 26, 2014

6:30 P.M.
OREGON, WI 53575

6:30 p.m. Board Meeting
1. Call Town Board meeting to order.
2. Reading and Approval of minutes
from previous meeting.
3. Financial Report and Acceptance.
4. Discussion and possible Approval
of Recommendations from Plan Commission:
a. Land Division and Rezone Request; Petition # Not Available; Parcel
#0509-223-8690-3. The request is to
create one buildable site on a 56.7 acre
parcel on County Highway A, between
Hillcrest Lane and Glenway Road. The
land is currently zoned A-1 Ex. Parcel 1
would be 48.7 acres, zoned A-1 Ex and
Parcel 2 would be 8.0 acres, zoned RH-3.
Petitioner and Owner is Robert & Kathryn
Switzky, 2191 Sugar River Road, Verona,
WI 53593.
5. Eagle Scout Project Presentation
by Mike Lucas.
6. Public Comment.
7. Discussion and possible Approval
of Renewal Alcohol Beverage License
Application JDB Golf, LLC (Foxboro Golf
Club), 1020 County Road MM, Oregon,
8. Discussion and possible Approval
for Renewal of Operator’s Licenses at
JDB Golf, LLC (Foxboro Golf Club): Daniel W. Kovalaske, Nathan P. Malek, Brook
T Schmitt
9. Discussion and possible Action
re: the Anderson Farm Park.
10. Communication and Action of
the Dane County Board – Bollig.
11. Fire & EMS Report (Oregon – Van
Kampen, Belleville & Brooklyn – Clark).
12. Park Committee Report and Action – Root.
13. Assessor’s Report and Recommendation – Blomstrom.
14. Discussion and possible Approval re: Changes to Building Inspection Fees.
15. Building Inspection Services Report – Arnold.
16. Constable’s Report – Wackett.
17. Plan Commission Report and
Recommendation - Weber.
18. Discussion and possible Action
re: Potential Impacts of the state’s 201415 Budget Bill.
19. Discussion and possible Action
re: Senior Center – Van Kampen.
20. Public Works and TORC Report
– Ace
21. Board Communications/ Future
Agenda Items.
22. Approval of payment vouchers
– Arnold.
23. Clerk’s Report – Arnold.
24. Adjournment.
Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official
posting locations (Town Hall, Town of
Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon
Village Hall) including the Town website
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bodies of the town may be in attendance
at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by
any governmental body at said meeting
other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice.
Requests from persons with disabilities
who need assistance to participate in
this meeting or hearing should be made
to the Clerk’s office at 835-3200 with 48
hours notice.
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20 June 26, 2014 Oregon Observer
Chief: Pettit is currently on medical leave from the village
Continued from page 1
further from the truth,” he
said. “I’ve been a police
chief in this community for
29 years, and I’ve always
put the community’s interest before mine or before
the police department’s, for
that matter, and that’s the
way I’ve always policed
this community.”
Dregne’s presentation
noted the club has had 344
incident reports requiring a
law enforcement response
between 2006 and May of
this year. That included 59
reports in 2013 and 25 incidents as of May 27.
Village President Steve
Staton told the Observer
that Pettit should have
reported that information
to the Village Board “but
chose not to.”
“It raises questions
about why the Oregon
Police Department hadn’t
informed the village board
about all these incidences
over the years,” Staton said.
Staton’s complaints to
the Observer noted that
the club had been “raided”
by the state Department of
Revenue in 2012.
“The board should have
been informed of that right
away,” he said. “And at the
very least, at the time of the
annual renewal of liquor

licenses in June, the chief
of police should have been
reporting these things to the
Pettit is on medical leave
from the village and said he
doesn’t want to “get into a
back and forth” over the
village’s decision to deny
the Union Sports Club a
liquor license.
But he felt it was important to explain a few things.
He said there was “no
defined procedure in terms
of reviewing the liquor
license – what we provided
the Village Board every
June when they’re reviewing liquor licenses for any
“It is part of our review
of all of the establishments
in the Village of Oregon
that has a liquor license to
make the board aware of
any concerns or problems
that exist,” Pettit said.
He didn’t make a point
of emphasizing the sports
club’s history, he said,
because the number of incidents reported to the police
didn’t seem excessive, given the number of people
who attended large dances
held there usually on Sunday nights.
The club’s dances were
often attended by 300 or
400 people, Pettit said, and

‘I don’t want anybody to take this that I’m
criticizing the Village Board’s actions – I’m
not. I don’t know that the Village Board is
being advised in a way that is in the best
interest of the village right now.’
Doug Pettit

This screen capture shows Union Night Club’s website,

sometimes more.
Pettit stressed that he is
not criticizing the board for
its decision.
“I’m just stating that I
didn’t think that was excessive and others do,” he
explained. “This is based
on my experience and what
I’ve seen in other operations that hold large numbers of people.”
He believes the club was
the “most heavily regulated” business in the village.
Oregon police officers were
routinely hired to work

off-duty to supplement the
club’s own private security
Pettit said police probably knew more about what
happened at the Union
Sports Club than at other
businesses in the village
that sell alcohol.
“We don’t know because
we’re not there,” he said.
Pettit explained that when
determining whether a business is “a public nuisance,
it also is based on what type
of cooperation are you getting from the liquor license

holder or the owner of the
business or the agent.”
He said the club’s former
owner, Jose Alfredo Razo,
“was always cooperative”
with Oregon police and
willing to make whatever
changes they recommended.
Dregne also told the Village Board last week that
the DOR inspected the
business last month and
revoked its seller’s permit.
But the operation continued
to sell alcohol.
He noted the DOR allegedly found illegal gambling machines and sales
of liquor and beer acquired
from an “unauthorized
Pettit said he was never
informed of the DOR’s raid
of the business in 2012, nor
of its inspection in May.
“I agree – the DOR
should have notified the
village,” he said. “If they
don’t contact us, how

would we know?”
Pettit said he’d had
“numerous conversations
with the village administrator about the facility”
and had also “invited board
members over the years” to
visit the club, but only two
ever took him up on the
“I don’t want anybody to
take this that I’m criticizing
the Village Board’s actions
– I’m not,” he said.
But, he added, “I don’t
know that the Village Board
is being advised in a way
that is in the best interest of
the village right now.”
Village administrator
Mike Gracz did not return
phone calls seeking a comment before press time
Tuesday, nor did Village
President Staton.

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takes place at the Johnson
Controls stage, near the midgate, from noon until 2 p.m.
Admission is free that
day until 3 p.m., so the band
hopes a lot of fans and supporters from Oregon will
come to Summerfest to support one of their own bands.

District receives
state STEM grant

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Distant Cuzins really stood
out to the six WAMI judges
who carefully evaluated all
of the hopefuls via DVDs
and CDs. Distant Cuzins,
which is made up off Oregon
youth, will have the opportunity to perform two songs.
The WAMI Showcase

Thanks to a $19,222 state
grant, the Oregon School
District’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will take
another step forward for the
2014-15 school year.
According to a press
release last week from the
Wisconsin Department of
Public Instruction, the district was one of 15 chosen to
receive the one-time funding, which will help enhance
STEM offerings for students
in grades K-5, said state
superintendent Tony Evers.
“STEM education is
vital to our students and
the future,” he said. “These
courses take an innovative
approach to engage, motivate and inspire students to
spark their interest in careers

in science technology, engineering and mathematics.
These fields hold so much
potential as the source of
innovation and entrepreneurship that drive economic
development and the knowledge-based economy.”
The program requires
that the districts provide a
matching amount equal to
25 percent of the grant, and
evidence of sustainability
beyond the grant was also
part of the evaluation process, Evers said, with 70
districts applying for funding. Grant applications were
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Oregon Observer


Dairy Days 2014

Photos by Ryan Halpop

Families learn about fire equipment while the kids try on the equipment at Dairy Days.

Photso by Halpop

Jake McGrath (left front), Wayne Backman (right), Zach Gaus (lower center) of the Brooklyn Fire
Department demonstrate to the crowd how they strap a victim to the stretcher board to be taken onto
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Oregon Observer

Tara Lynn Bunner

Tara Lynn Bunner

Tara Lynn Bunner, 60, of
Morgantown, W.V., passed
away on Saturday, June
21, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family. She
was born March 4, 1954, in
Morgantown, W.V.
Tara was a 1972 graduate of Morgantown High
School, and completed her
bachelor’s degree in Education at The University of
Wisconsin at Madison in
Tara loved gardening,
teaching children and caring for animals. She was an
accomplished seamstress,
dancer and choreographer;

she adopted anyone and
anything in need of a loving home. She ran her own
business, Tara’s House
Daycare, for many years.
She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She is survived by her
five daughters, Jennifer
(Tony Sass) Bunner of
Madison, Gretchen (Clint)
Gustavich of Canton, Ohio,
Emily (Kory Stuemke)
Bunner of Chapel Hill,
N.C., Amy (Cody) Robson of San Jose, Calif., and
Rebecca (Joshua Totten)
Bunner of Morgantown,
W.V. She is also survived
by her mother Dawn Eavenson; stepmother Shirley
Burnside; sisters, Cheryl
Ann Baker and Sheila
Blosser; all of Morgantown,
W.V.; and her beloved cats
and golden retriever.
Funeral services were
held on Wednesday, June
25, 2014, at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home, immediately followed by burial
at Beverly Hills Memorial
Gardens in Westover, W.V.
Condolences may be set c/o
The Bunner Family at 1181
Richwood Ave, Morgantown WV 26505.

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and then LIKE us.

Gerald F. Peterson
Gerald F. Peterson, age
82, entered into eternal
peace surrounded by his
adoring family on Sunday,
June 22, 2014. He was born
on July 28, 1931, on a farm
in Morris, Ill., the son of
the late Martin and Agnes
Jerry graduated from
Lewis High School and
attended one year at Lewis
College before the call of
the river just became too
strong to ignore. Typical
of the high achievement
that punctuated his life,
he became
the youngest Captain on the upper
Illinois River at the age of
19. He later graduated from
Lewis University. Jerry met
the love of his life, Barbara Frobish, in February
of 1951, and for the next
63 years they built a life
together that was filled with
love and adventure.
In his journey Jerry
became a stock car driver,
a golden gloves boxer, and
a pilot just to name a few.
Most of all he loved and
lived for his family. Jerry
never missed a baseball
game, recital, volleyball
game, or anything else that
his children or grandchildren were involved in. He


Gerald F. Peterson

In his younger years

was ALWAYS there.
Jerry served his country
for six years in the U.S.
Navy before entering the
corporate world and earning many awards and promotions. His greatest passion and joy in the business
world was the company
that he founded later in life,
Ampro Data Services. Jerry
relished the relationships
that he built through the
business and treated everyone to a funny story or one
of his famous jokes. He was
especially proud that he
built Ampro with the help
of his daughter and grandchildren and everyday at
Ampro was like Christmas
morning to him. Jerry’s
beloved company will continue in honor of him.
Jerry is survived by his
wife and soulmate, Barbara; children, Mark (Cindy)

Peterson of Oregon, Kim
(Ray) Doyle of Oregon, Karen Larson of Lodi, and Mitch
(Jill) Peterson of Clearwater
Fla.; ten grandchildren; and
five great-grandchildren.
He is now with his grandson who is already with the
Jerry will also be missed
by his loyal friend Bentley,
the wonder dog.
Funeral services will be
held at St. John’s Lutheran
Church, 625 E. Netherwood
St., Oregon, at 11 a.m., on
Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Visitation will be held at
the church from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. on Friday, June 27,
2014, and from 10 a.m.
until the time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of
flowers, please direct donations to St. John’s Lutheran
Church and Lutherdale
Bible Camp. Online condolences may be made at

Submit obituaries, engagement,
wedding, anniversary and birth
announcements online:
143 Notices

342 Boats & Accessories

SUPPORT OUR Service memeber, veterans and their families in their time
of need. For more information visit the
Fisher website at

$2,000,000 LIQUIDATION @ Boat
World. Financing Available on over 700
new and used Pontoons, Fishing Boats,
Deck Boats, Ski-Boats, Bass & Walleye
Boats, Cuddys, Cruisers up to 35 Feet
& Outboards @ the Guaranteed Best
Prices! Crownline, Axis, Malibu, Triton,
Alumacraft, Mirrorcraft, Misty Harbor
& Crest Pontoons. American Marine &
Motorsports Super Center, Schawano.
Where Dreams come true. 866-955-2628 (wcan)

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!
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)

340 Autos

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)

PAR Concrete, Inc.
• Driveways
• Floors
• Patios
• Sidewalks
• Decorative Concrete

402 Help Wanted, General
seeking a part time AM Dietary Aide.
6:30am-2:30pm, which includes every
other weekend and holiday. If you share
our attitude and respect for residents
and colleagues, please consider joining us. Applications available at: www. or 303 Jefferson St.
Verona, WI 53593
FULL TIME Cook. Immediate opening.
Server/waitress, must be over 18. Apply
at Koffee Kup Restaurant in Stoughton.
Pay based on experience. Apply in person at: 355 E. Main

355 Recreational Vehicles

1998 FORD MUSTANG Bright blue,
White leather interior. 4 speed. New
transmission, new tires. Sharp.
$1900/obo. 608-669-2243

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 (wcan)

360 Trailers
2 TRAILERS Two wheelers.
8'x10' bed with loading tail gate.
3.5'x7' bed. 608-882-0887.

NOW HIRING all positions. Sugar &
Spice Eatery. Apply in Person. 317 Nora
St, Stoughton
OUR CLINIC Is looking for a
reliable, self starter to assist our
providers in a growing healthcare
practice. The ideal candidate will
have excellent computer skills, strong
customer service skills and the
ability to work independently. Some
supervisory skills would be preferred.
Please respond via email to:


Must have CDL. Oregon Schools.
Send resume to

Dave Johnson

THEY SAY people don’t read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

We recommend septic
pumping every two years


(608) 835-8195

Phil Mountford 516-4130 (cell)
835-5129 (office)
Al Mittelstaedt 845-6960

Headquarters. New & Used. We do it
American Marine & Motorsports,
Schawano = Save
866-955-2628 (wcan)

Boat, ATV, Sled or Pontoons. 2 or 4
Place/Open or Enclosed. American
Marine, Shawano 866-955-2628 www. (wcan)

UNITED CEREBRAL Palsy is seeking caring, dependable people to work
as Respite Providers. Provide care for
people with developmental disabilities.
A variety of part-time positions are available, working with children and adults of
all ages! Contact Shannon at 608-2733318 or shannpnmolepske@ucpdane.
org. AA/EOE

437 Customer Service & Retail
SUPER 8 Verona has an immediate
opening for our Front Desk Staff. $9-10/
hr. Paid training, paid holidays, paid
vacation. Apply in person 131 Horizon
Dr. VeronaSuper

449 Driver, Shipping
& Warehousing
Bonus. Class A, 2 yrs. exp.
Company Drivers .44cpm East & .40 all
other. Health/Dental/Vision/401K
Regional & OTR Owner Op's
78% of line haul 100% FS Plate
Program. No Electronics. Tom
Above Average Mileage Pay Including
Performance and Safety Bonusus!
401K/Vacation and Holiday Pay
Avg 2500-3500 miles/week
100% No Touch- 12 mo. CDL/A
Exp Preferred 888-545-9351 ext 13 (wcan)
THE Oregon Observer CLASSIFIEDS,
the best place to buy or sell. Call 8736671 or 835-6677.

Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation Care
1150 Park Street
453 Volunteer Wanted
THE NATIONAL Multiple Sclerosis Society is seeking trained medical volunteers
for Bike MS on August 2nd. Help keep
all participants safe and ensure proper
care is given if a situation arises. Assist
with our most common cases such as
blisters, wrapping feet, fatigue, soreness
etc. Must be first aid/CPR-certified at
minimum. Client Advocates are needed
to assist in the YMCA Madison's Driver's License Recovery Program (DLRP)
which helps clients recover suspended
driver's licenses. The program works with
the court systems and the Department of
Motor Vehicles to help resolve barriers
to suspended licenses of individuals at
or below the poverty level. Advocates
provide information about suspended
licenses, the steps for reinstatement and
support for program participants. United
Way 2-1-1 is seeking new volunteers
to staff our telephone lines, answering
questions about resources available in
the service area. Training is provided. If
you are looking for an opportunity to learn
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! Call the volunteer
Center at 608-246-43580 or visit www. for more information or to learn about other volunteer

508 Child Care & Nurseries
IN HOME Day Care. Newborn-4 years.
Past day care provider & pedriatric
nurse. Appointments

in the Classifieds!
835-6677 or


Story Ideas?
Let us know how
we’re doing.
Your opinion is something
we always want to hear.

Call 835-6677 or at

548 Home Improvement
Light Construction/Remodeling
No job too small
Systems Inc. Call us for all your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing?
Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold
Control? Free Estimates! Call 888-9298307 (wcan)
Crack filling, striping.
No Job Too Small.
Call O&H: 608-845-3348 or
"Honey Do List"
No job too small
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.

554 Landscaping, Lawn,
Tree & Garden Work
trimming, roto tilling, Garden
maintenance available.608-235-4389
Spring Cleanup, Garden Roto tilling
Lawn mowing, Brick and Flagstone
walkways and patios, Hedge Trimming

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.

IMMEDIATE openings ïAerial Technicians, ïCable Plow/
Bore Operators, ïForemen, ïCDL Laborers. Training
Offered. Travel Required 920-664-6300. www.holtger.
com EOE by AA (CNOW)

MARTEN TRANSPORT Regional Runs Available
DETENTION PAY AFTER 1 HR! Regular, Frequent
more! CDL-A, 6 mos. Exp. Req’d. EEOE/AAP 866-3224039 (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)
This classified spot for sale! Advertise your product or
recruit an applicant in over 179 Wisconsin newspapers!
Only $300/week. Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www.
adno=358576-01 (CNOW)


SAWMILLS from only $4397.00- MAKE & SAVE
MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any
dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N

June 26, 2014

Dumptruck for Brooklyn, Oregon, Evansville and surrounding areas. 608-5138572, 608-206-1548

650 Furniture

WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ATV's &
Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" now. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center,
Shawano 866-955-2628 (wcan)

696 Wanted To Buy

652 Garage Sales

Shredded Garden Mix
Shredded Bark
Decorative Stone
Pick-up or Delivered
Limerock Delivery
Ag Lime Spreading
5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI

BROOKLYN 3614 Old Stage Rd. June
27-28, 9am-5pm. Huge moving sale! 50
years. Toys, books, Jim Beam, Ducks
Unlimited, kitchen,
furniture, souvenirs.
Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Friendship Room
Tuesday, July 1- 9:30am- 1:00pm
3'-12' EVERGREEN and Shade Trees.
Pick Up or Delivery! Planting available.
Detlor Tree Farms
715-335-4444 (wcan)

666 Medical & Health Supplies
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

560 Professional Services
We fix it no matter where
you bought it from!
800-624-0719 (wcan)
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)
Reliable Handyman Services. Call ServiceLive and get referred to a pro today.
Call 800-604-2193 (wcan)

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)

668 Musical Instruments

576 Special Services

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

BANKRUPTCY- STOUGHTON and surrounding area. Merry Law Offices. 608205-0621. No charge for initial consultation. "We are a debt relief agency. We
help people file for bankruptcy relief
under the bankruptcy code."

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

Family, Former Friends, Neighbors
Classmates, Co-workers. www.
Joy 608-712-6286

676 Plants & Flowers
blooms of Peruvian Lilies with free glass
vase- your price $19.99 plus s/h. Plus
save 20% off your order over $29! Visit or call 800615-9042 (wcan)

586 TV, VCR &
Electronics Repair
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)
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

602 Antiques & Collectibles
2 HORSE COLLARS w/wood hanes &
mirrors. 1 lead glass window.
HOLIDAY FLEA Market Massive: Friday, July 4 Antigo Fairgrounds, July 5&6
Schawano Fairgrounds. Vendors Welcome! 715-526-9769 zurkopromotions.
com (wcan)

606 Articles For Sale
2 WINDOW Air Conditioners. 10,000BTU,
$125. 18,000BTU $250. Used 1 season.
Sam 608-556-0778
SEWING CABINET opens to 7', rollout extension w/drawers, drop leaf work
surface, excellent condition. $600. 608833-2656

RANCH STYLE Condo- 405 New Age
Way, Verona- 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath,
1400 SF with a full unfinished basement
for storage. Two+ car attached garage,
includes all appliances, private entry
& deck.
Available immediately. $1600. rent per
month. Call Liz at 608-577-7526 or

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

750 Storage Spaces For Rent

705 Rentals

664 Lawn & Garden

Property Maintenance
Lawn Mowing
Bush Trimming
Powerwash Houses
Spring/Summer Clean-Up
Gutter Cleaning

730 Condos & Townhouses For

TOP PRICES Any Scrap Metal
Cars/Batteries/Farm Equipment
Free appliance pick up
Property clean out. Honest
Fully insured. U call/We haul.

$100/obo. Oregon. Call 835-7416

688 Sporting Goods
& Recreational
1958 CRUISER, Inc. Holiday 250
16' Runabout w/1959 TeeNee Trailer.
1981 75hp Evinrude motor. Antique
wood, rare find. $7,000/obo
CAMPING EQUIPMENT 4 person tent,
Coleman lantern, 4 sleeping bags,
ground tarp, water jug in storage box.
$80. 608-669-2243
FISH CANADA Kingfisher Resort.
Cottage-Boat-Motor-Gas/ $75. per
person/day. Call for specials. 800-4528824
GUNS FOR SALE REMINGTON Bennelli. And others. Call 608-873-4403 or

upper 1 bedroom apartment in quiet
neighborhood available August 1.
Stove, refrigerator, W/D included. $525.
per month plus $ deposit.
Utilities not included. 1 year lease. No
pets. No smoking. If interested call
GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1
& 2 Bedroom Units available starting at
$725 per month, includes heat, water,
and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139
Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
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- 115 Hillside lower 3
bedroom, $680 plus utilities
Master bedroom balcony overlooks
living room. Beautiful new kitchen and
bath, all appliances. Hardwood floors.
Cathedral ceilings. C/A. No Smoking.
2-bedroom, balcony, water. Private
Owner. No Pets. $750/mo. Available
Now. Handicap Accesible 608-212-0829
SUN PRAIRIE Duplex 3BR, 2BA. Large
open kitchen, living room, large family
room w/fireplace. Walk out on ground
level, large deck off kitchen and dining area. Located near high school and
shopping. Nice neighborhood. $1,295.
plus security deposit of 1/2 months rent.
Call Brady at 608-286-5282
VERONA 1&2 Bedroom Apartment $595740. in a small 24 unit building. Includes
heat, hot water, water & sewer, off-street
parking, fully carpeted, dishwasher and
coin operated laundry and storage in
basement. Convenient to Madison's west
side. Call KC at 608-273-0228 to view
your new home.
Deluxe 3 bedroom, 2000 sq. feet, 2.75
bath, family room, A/C, fireplace, deck,
2.5 garage. $1,325/mo. 608-845-8914

720 Apartments
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.

Service Technician
Requirements are: Must
have clean driving record. Knowledge
of plumbing helpful. Background check.
Pass a physical. Join a great group of people!
Must be able to work some nights and weekends.
Also looking for an office assistant. To apply
stop by our Mcfarland location or send resumé to

4808 Ivywood Trl., Mcfarland, WI 53558



638 Construction &
Industrial Equipment
OUR JUNE Sale & Restore's
5th Celebration on 6/28
M-F, 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-4pm.
Oneida St off Hwy 41, right @ Subway.
2965 Ramada Way. Green Bay 800-8919003 (wcan)

648 Food & Drink
SHARI'S BERRIES Order delicious
strawberries for any occasion. Save 20%
on qualifying orders over $29! Fresh
dipped berries starting at $19.99. Visit or call
800-975-3296 (wcan)


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

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.

10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900
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
Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
5x10 thru 12x25
Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
Call 608-424-6530 or
10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.
6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-206-2347
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Oregon Observer unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

Attention College Students
and 2014 HS Grads!
Summer Work,
$17 base-appt, FT/PT
customer sales/service,
no exp nec, conditions apply,
all ages 17+, call now for
interview 608-662-2092
or apply online at

10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

760 Mobile Homes
Many high efficiency appliances and new
steel front door/storm. $10,000/OBO.

845 Houses For Sale
VERONA 119 N Main St. 2 story, 5BR,
1BA. $149,900 Contact 608-845-6685

870 Residential Lots
Lot 442 with full exposure
Gated. By owner. Make offer!

970 Horses
GOOD RIDING Mule, $400. Decker Pack
Saddle, $125. 10x10 Kennel. 507-2597445

16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

975 Livestock
Mature Bulls. All bulls are fertility tested
and have current EPD information. Bulls
are gentle and are from high quality

990 Farm: Service &
and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Oregon Observer unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

Resident Caregivers/CNAs
Now hiring for full and part-time PM PM nightnight shifts at
Now hiring for full and part-time and and shifts at
our beautifulsenior living residence on Madison’s west west
our beautiful senior living residence on Madison’s
side. Shift and weekend differentials, paid paid training and
side. Shift and weekend differentials, training and
an array benefits available.
an array of of benefits available.

to download
to download
an application:
an application:

to request
to request an an

8210 Highview Drive - Madison
8210 Highview Drive - Madison


LAWN MOWING Residential and commercial. 608-873-7038

THRILL DAD with 100% guaranteed,
delivered to the door Omaha Steaks!
SAVE 67% plus 4 FREE burgers - The
Favorite Gift - Only $49.99. Order Today
800-931-1898 Use code 79377PXR or



Dishwashers Needed
On a given day, Epic’s cafeteria can serve upwards of
3,200 people in our dining facility. As a member of our
dishwashing team, you’ll be working in a fast-paced,
air-conditioned environment helping to clean the
equipment and utensils needed to provide great food
and service to our co-workers.
Responsibilities include: cleaning and stocking
dishes, utensils, cooking equipment; miscellaneous
kitchen cleaning and additional job-related duties.
Epic offers competitive wages, full benefits, full-time
hours, and paid vacations. We’re looking for candidates
who are self-motivated, quick, and able to work 8 hour
Apply online at

1979 Milky Way, Verona, WI 53593


LAWN MOWER Blade Sharpening in
Stoughton. $5. per blade.
Call 608-235-4389

Oregon Observer

Stoughton, WI offIce
Do You Like to Meet People?
Are You Up For A Challenge?
Can You Adapt To Change?
Are You Self-Motivated?
Do You Possess Computer Skills?
If you’ve answered yes, we are very interested in talking to you. We are seeking
candidates for a flex full-time opening in our Stoughton front office. Responsibilities
for this position include but are not limited to selling and processing classified ads,
selling special projects by phone, processing circulation data, receptionist duties
and proof reading.
We are an employee-owned company offering a competitive benefits package
including 401K, ESOP, vacation, and more.

*Must be over 24 years old
*Have a min 18 mos. tractor trailer exp. or
6 mos. T/T experience with a certificate
* Full Benefits Package that includes:
from an accredited truck driving school.
Disability Ins., Dental, Life Ins., Health Ins.
*Meet all DOT requirements.
with Prescription Card
*To be willing & able to unload freight
* 401K Pension Program with Co. Contribution
* Paid Holidays & Vacation
* Home everyday except for occasional layover
For more information or to apply contact:

Please email resume to or call 800-914-3755

The best drivers drive CPC

If this flex full-time position interests you and you have the equivalent of a high
school diploma and at least two years of office/computer experience plus a valid
driver’s license, send your resume today.

Apply online only at:
Woodward Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. WCI maintains a tobacco-free campus. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.


* $21.90/hour (Overtime after 8 hours)
or $0.4650/mile



Part-time. Excellent Wages
20+ hours/wk. CDL bonus program
Paid training/testing. Signing bonus.
5501 Femrite Dr. Madison
Call Paul at 608-310-4870 or email


June 26, 2014

Oregon Observer

Photo submitted

The Headliners 4-H Club makes fun items like silly putty and play-dough over their spring break to donate to the Rainbow Project of
Madison. Pictured in the group photo are Claire Michels, Liz Grady, Amelia Spilde, Samantha Derricks, Russell Outhouse, Grace Bergeland,
Ava Bergeland, Morgan Wendt, Michael Higgins, Joe Spilde and Ben Outhouse.

Headliners 4-H Club service project benefits local kids
This year for the endowment project the Oregon
Headliners 4-H club chose
the Rainbow Project.
The Rainbow Project is
a local organization that
helps kids and their families get though traumatic

times through play and art
therapy. It also has other
programs for teachers and
Spanish speakers.
The club helped the
Rainbow Project by making watercolor paint, finger
paint, play dough and silly

putty. They also bought
them games, and everyone
in the club donated soothing CDs and Kleenex.
After finishing the project
during spring break, they
dropped off the supplies
at the Rainbow Project’s

It’s Time for Our Annual

Oregon gets
new Little
Free Library

WE WILL BE OPEN JULY 4 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Come and visit Wisconsin’s
Premier Grower of Quality
Bedding Plants and Hanging Baskets.

Oregon bookworms have
another resource for finding
and sharing their favorite
The Planert family,
including parents Ryan and
Carrie and their son Owen,
unveiled a new Little Free
Library May 31 at 567 Hillcrest Drive.
Little Free Libraries are
small boxes, often creatively designed, that offer
an opportunity for people
to drop off and pick up any
books they want.
The project originally
began in 2010 in Madison
and has grown across the
United States and around
The new Oregon LFL
is stewarded by Lorraine
Frederickson, and was
designed by Bruce Planert
of Appleton.
Frederickson said in a
news release she expects
the LFL to occasionally
include themed kits, like
gardening books with seed
packets, or seasonal books
such as Halloween books
for kids in October.
For more information on
LFL, visit littlefreelibrary.

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1828 Sandhill Road
Oregon, WI

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9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
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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.

center in Madison. There,
they got to drop off the
supplies, meet some of the
therapists, and take a tour
of their facilities.
They also restocked the
Rainbow Project’s closets
with supplies, which are
used as tools to help other
“Overall, it was an
extremely fun project that I
know touched many kids,”
said Claire Michels, 4-H
Headliners member. “We
will be making a display
board for the Dane County
Fair to reflect on what we


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