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Thursday, December 25, 2014 Vol. 133, No. 22 Stoughton, WI


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Stories of the Year


of Stoughton
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Top stories

1. Kettle Park West

2. School district
passes referendum
3. New life, activity
on Main Street
4. Hate mail leads to
just love rally
5. Another alder dies
while in office
6. Stoughtons
43rd state wrestling
7. More big acts at
opera house
8. Transitions,
budget trouble at EMS
9. Football team
makes playoffs
10. Hospital changes
street configuration

Acrimony and growth

Even a successful school referendum
paled in comparison to the polarizing, hot1.
button issue of placing a Wal-Mart on the
outskirts of the city. It was by far the No. 1
story here, a constant topic.
Lots of good things happened in Stoughton this year, including new businesses
opening on Main Street, an ever-growing
list of top-notch performers at the Stoughton Opera House, a state champion in
wrestling, a local bakery getting a statewide honor and a partnership between the
city and a group of concerned residents
to use natural alternatives for controlling
There was some bad, too an alderman died in office, a black family dealt
with hate mail, a manufacturer closed and
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several people were arrested in the heroin
deaths of two people in separate cases.
Wal-Mart unveiled designs for its 153,000-square-foot Supercenter at two open houses this summer.
But the biggest story of the year, the one The taxpayer-assisted Kettle Park West development and the presence of Wal-Mart in it have both been
everyone was talking about, is one that is controversial all year long.

highly subjective and extremely controversial: Kettle Park West.

1. Kettle Park West

2014 was the year of Kettle Park West in
Although developer Forward Development Group had been discussing a potential commercial project on the citys west
side since the fall of 2009 and the city gave
initial approvals in the spring and fall of
2012, the real action began in January this
And it wasnt over at least at the Common Council level until December.
On Jan. 14, FDGs Dennis Steinkraus
announced that a Wal-Mart Supercenter
would anchor the 35-acre commercial
center in the developments first phase.
The following day, the city released a

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Shopping With A Cop

Nine low-income students take a special trip with officers to buy gifts for their families
Karina Galvn
Hub Correspondent

Reshon had the perfect gift in mind for

his sibling a monster truck. Determinedly
walking down the toy aisles in search of
the toy, he questioned his cop partner, officer Andrew Johnson, Do you know where
the monster trucks are?
He finally found the truck, which left
him bouncing and grinning with excitement because (we) have it and The Lego

Movie (in our cart)!

Reshon and eight other low-income
Stoughton area kids happily ran around
the Wal-Mart in Stoughton from 9-11 a.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 13, during the inaugural
Shop with a Cop program, in search of
presents to give their family members.
Some bought a present for their teachers.
Officer Chris Stachel helped bring the
program to the Stoughton Police Department after seeing its benefits in other places, and the program finally came to fruition

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earlier this month, with nine kids scouring

the aisles in Wal-Mart searching for items
on their lists to buy for family members.
It was fun, Isaac, another participant,
said with a smile. I got a whole bunch of
You bet he did, officer Carson Hoeper
chuckled. We made out like bandits.
I think I went a little overboard, Isaac
said, looking at his cart full of things to
buy and wrap.

Helping families
When officer Stachel began working with the Stoughton police in 2009, he
wanted Stoughton kids to be involved in
a Shop with a Cop program, something
he was already familiar with, as his wife
helped organize Dane Countys Shop with
a Cop program.
She suggested he bring Stoughton kids

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December 25, 2014

Small Animal Advocates passes chew bone

Animal welfare organization will continue tradition of caring for animals

Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Kathy and George Thode

figure theyve arranged to
have local veterinarians
spay or neuter more than
1,000 cats and dogs since
founding Small Animal
Advocates nearly 30 years
ago. Most of the cats were
We decided we needed
to find a solution to the
large numbers of strays and
unwanted, especially cats,
Kathy Thode said, explaining the origin of SAA, the
organization she founded in
February 1985.
Over the years, Small
Animal Advocates held
fundraisers such as an
annual Victorian Holiday
bake sale and garage sales
to help pay for free rabies
clinics and emergency veterinarian visits. And while
the groups initial impetus
was to help animals, Thode
said, the nonprofit organization also helped pet owners who couldnt afford veterinary care.

The Thodes are disbanding SAA on Dec. 31.

Kathys age is catching
up with her, and its time to
pass the baton or, in this
case, the chew bone on to
About four years ago, I
really was feeling that I was
too old for a lot of these
things, she said. I had to
give up the garage sale; other members took that over.
It was a lot of work.
Kathy said she started
praying for a local group
to take over the mission of
SAA. She couldnt stand
the thought of having to
turn away people who
would call needing help for
their pets.
Her prayers were
answered when a likeminded group Buddy of
Mine got established in
2011. The groups founder,
Larry Eifert, said he was
motivated by the same
humanitarian impulses as
the Thodes.
And Buddy of Mines
mission is also identical:
people helping pets (and

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their owners).
The group raises funds
and gives out free dog and
cat food at its annual Santa
Paws Christmas Party. It
also holds a spring heartworm clinic, and will take
over the rabies clinic that
SAA held twice each year.
The first one will take
place March 7 at the Fire

SAA beginning
Small Animal Advocates
began after Thode stopped
in whats now Chalet Veterinary Clinic to ask the vet
if he could help with free
spays and neuters of kitties
that are roaming around,
Kathy recalled.
The veterinarian
explained that wasnt possible in a small facility like
his, with all the insurance
issues and that sort of thing.
He suggested Thode start
an organization, and thats
what she did. She placed an
ad in the Courier Hub that
said anyone interested in
starting an animal welfare
organization should meet at
Country Kitchen in Stoughton.
About six people showed
It was a good beginning, Kathy said. That
gave me encouragement,
and so we got started right
She established SAA, and
11 people attended its first
meeting. She arranged to
have Dr. Michael Peterson
as the guest speaker.
That same year 1985
SAA held its first rabies
clinic, where it did 100
immunizations. It also held
its first garage sale in May
1985. Later, in July, it held
a drawing at the Stoughton

Photo submitted

From left, Kathy and George Thode, who founded Small Animal
Advocates in1984, passed the baton to Mya Everson, Katelyn
Elsing, the organizers of Buddy of Mine. In front is the real Buddy.

Fair for a free spay or neuter.

We didnt have much
money when we first started, Kathy remembered,
so we did drawings. People would put their name
in a bowl if they needed a
free spay or neuter, and we

picked one that we could

afford to pay for. Actually,
we selected two winners at
that time.
The organizations activities have just snowballed
since then.
Its been fantastic the people who have

encouraged us and promoted us and volunteered, she

The group held its first
Victorian Holiday bake
sale in 1997. Several years
later, SAA established its
Boomer Fund, named after
a sweet little dog that came
to the Thodes in bad shape.
Everybody fell in love
with him, Kathy said. He
only lived a couple years;
he developed a fast-acting
When he passed away,
people sent a donation in
his honor to us. We turned
that over to the Small Animal Advocates and called it
the Boomer Fund.
The fund is used to help
people whose pets need
emergency surgery. The
fund paid for the first visit
to the vet.
Buddy of Mine has a similar fund, Eifert said. Its
called the Dillion Fund and
provides grants for pets that
need emergency, usually
life-saving surgery.
Kathy said shes been
thrilled to see the growth
in the number of organizations in Dane County and
throughout the state that
share SAAs mission
groups like Friends of Feral
and Shelter from the Storm.
The Humane Society does
periodic low-cost cat spays
and neuters, she noted.
Organizing and running SAA has been a good
thing, Kathy said. People would call and say my
pet is sick or injured and I
dont even have money to
take it to the vet. And so we
got the dog or cat or whatever sometimes a lizard
into the vet, and they could
go from there.

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Culinary 2 students
are now sharing their
thoughts, family
traditions and favorite
recipes on a new blog.
This semester is my
trial/pilot of the idea,
says Sarah Quinn,
Stoughton High School
Family & Consumer
Science Teacher. I
blogged my trip to Bali,
Indonesia this summer
and thought it would
be fun to learn about
the ways that food
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Each student in
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Stoughton High School

was well-represented at the
University of WisconsinWhitewaters annual Creative Writing Festival on
Nov. 19.
The program allows high
school students to submit
works of creative writing
essays, screenplay, poetry, short fiction and even
song lyrics for judging
and discussion. The festival allows students to share
their work with peers and
to hear it discussed by and
evaluated by professional
writers in a college setting.
Eighteen SHS students
attended the festival. Julia
Schoenthal was awarded
an honorable mention in
poetry and Emma Crowley
won first place and a cash
award in the Science Fiction category.Around 700
students from Wisconsin
and Illinois attended the
Students and teachers
attended workshops to
learn about writing through
constructive critiquing of
each others work. After
the learning sessions there
are two hours of open
Photo by Derek Spellman
microphone where students
can read share their poems Stoughton High School students Julia Schoenthal and Emma
with an audience.
Crowley both placed during the University of WisconsinWhitewaters annual Creative Writing Festival on Nov. 19.
Schoenthal was awarded an honorable mention in poetry and
Crowley won first place and a cash award in the Science Fiction

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is centered in Cooksville,
spreading out in a 15-mile
Anyone who wants to
help can monitor birds at

their feeders on Jan. 1 and

send information on the
type and number of birds
Results will be then sent
to the National Audubon

Society, which has been

doing Christmas Bird
Counts for more than 100

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Nov. 1
Officers arrested a 26-yearold male for a probation hold
following a request by the
Nov. 6
Officers arrested a 60-year
-old male for battery and a probation hold following a domestic disturbance.


following a traffic stop and K-9 Nov. 24

search of the vehicles exterior.
Officer took a 15-year-old
The K-9 alerted to drugs in male into custody on a false
Nov. 10
Officers arrested a 22-year the vehicle and search sub- imprisonment capias following
old male on an outstanding sequently located the drugs an order by the court.
warrant following an officer inside the vehicle.
Nov. 25
Nov. 21
Officer took a 15-year- old
Officers arrested a 53 -year- male into custody for disorNov. 14
Officers arrested a 21-year- old male for disorderly con- derly conduct following a disold male for battery and dis- duct and criminal damage to turbance.
orderly conduct following a Property following a domestic
report of a fight in a parking disturbance.
Nov. 27
Officers arrested a 28-yearlot of a local establishment. A
Officers arrested a 35-year22-year-old female was also old male on a probation hold old female for disorderly concited for battery and disorderly following a traffic stop where duct while armed and criminal
the subject was also cited for damage to property following
conduct in the incident.
Investigators arrested a operating motor vehicle while a domestic disturbance.
19-year-old male and two 17- under the influence.
year-old males on charges of
theft, credit card fraud and
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criminal damage to property
following an investigation of
a vehicle break-in where cash
and a wallet were taken.

Nov. 7
Officers took a 15-yearold female into custody for
substantial battery following
a fight where another teens Nov. 19
nose was broken.
Officers arrested two
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Officers arrested a 36-year- session of THC, Possession of
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American Transmission Co. is planning a $37

million expansion of its
systems operations center
in the town of Pleasant
Springs, one of the larger
construction projects in
the town in several years.
When it was formed
in 2001, ATC acquired
an Alliant Energy facility near the intersection of
Rinden Road and County
Hwy. N.
Alliants 40-acre facility was built in the 1970s
and added to in 1993.
However, ATCs expanding power line system has
made for crowded conditions there, said Anne
Spaltholz, an ATC spokesperson.
The facility is at capacity now and technology
has changed to where this
facility needs to expand
to accommodate that new
technology and the cooling equipment, too, she
Plans submitted to the
Wisconsin Public Service Commission in
October and November
call for construction of
16,000-square-foot data
center, 11,000-square-feet
of office space and 40
parking stalls.
The new parking stalls
do not mean hiring in addition to the approximately
30 employees working at
the facility, said Spaltholz.
Instead, some existing
parking will have to be
replaced to accommodate
the proposed expansion.
Space needed for the
additional computer
equipment will fill the
proposed data center and
existing office space,
requiring ATC to construct
more office space for its
employees, Spaltholz said.
ATC has had little

communication with the

town about the expansion, said Town Clerk
Cassandra Suettinger. She
referred a reporters questions to Steve Kittelson,
building inspector, who
said he did not know about
the project.
I havent talked to
ATC directly about it. A
contractor contacted me
earlier this year with permitting questions but gave
me no information of what
kind of building it would
be, Kittelson said.
Although its located in
the town, ATC refers to
the property as the Cottage
Grove Facility.
Considered a public utility, ATC pays no property
taxes but is assessed a fee
in lieu of taxes to the state,
which is shared with the
town, Spaltholz said. She
had no details Thursday on
the amount the town currently receives and what it
would receive if the facility is expanded.
The current facility
controls a substantial portion of ATC's network of
transmission lines. Among
other things, the expansion
would allow it to control
the remainder of the transmission network in the
event of a failure at ATC's
Pewaukee headquarters.
ATC is owned by several municipal and investor-owned utilities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan
and Minnesota, including
Stoughton Utilities. The
cost of the project will be
indirectly recovered from
utility customers, according to ATCs application
to the PSC.
In addition to approval
by the PSC, the projects
needs permits from the
town, Dane County, the
Department of Natural
Resources and the Department of Agriculture, Trade
and Consumer Protection.

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The Cooksville Christmas Bird Count is set for
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Letters to the editor

Lack of response to Wal-Mart

survey shows communitys opinion
I think the survey that was
taken in regards to How Do the
Citizens Feel is really not complete.
How can you get 426 responses out of 9,000 and say its what
the residents want?
Do you think maybe the silent
majority has spoken by not
responding to it.
Im concerned about the downtown area, but businesses are
opening and closing in downtown all the time.
Does that have anything to do
with Wal-Mart?
New people move to this town
all the time, I bet if you surveyed
them you would find out they
shop in Madison.
I dont know who started
Stoughton Forward, but where

were they when Pick and Save

came in and put Kohls Food store
out of business and later Toms
Market went out of business. WalMart didnt sell groceries then.
Maybe Buzz Davis has nothing to do, but he must know the
majority of the people in Stoughton do not agree with him.
I wonder if he does all this
negative stuff on his own. It is
sure getting old.
I would like to know if Buzz
has a list of all the people working at downtown businesses
who are making a better wage
and getting better benefits then
Wal-Mart offers, if so please list
them, Buzz.
Colette Oxley

City acting irresponsibly on KPW

New Wal-Mart store. Our City
Council should put their feet in
some of the residents shoes when
it comes to spending our money.
The TIF money will come out
of our pockets whether we like it
or not. This is no way to run our
citys government.
Spending our hard-earned
dollars should be voted on and
everything should be made perfectly clear about how this is to
be done and for what reason. Our
City Council has a responsibility to
all taxpayers here in Stoughton to
spend our tax dollars wisely and to
save us tax dollars whenever they
can. Their job is not to decide about
spending our dollars to help a new
Super Wal-Mart get into Stoughton.
The Wal-Mart stores are a
multi-billion dollar facility and
if they want a store here, they

should spend their own money

to get it here, this should be the
neighborly thing to do, after all
they will be making all of the
money spent at this new store.
Somehow some of our City
Council members seem to think it
is OK to spend our money to get
a new store here? I say we spend
our tax dollars wisely and try to
save the citizens of Stoughtons
tax dollars instead of spending
them like there is no tomorrow.
After all that is their job, to save
us tax dollars and lower our taxes, not to raise them like some of
them are doing on this Wal-Mart
project. This is totally irresponsible way for our City Council to
spend our hard-earned money!
Randy Ree

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Letters to the editor

City leaders have ignored Stoughtons core values

I have moved around Wisconsin
a lot for undergraduate and graduate education and family reasons. I
have never encountered a city that
felt as warm and cozy as Stoughton does.
The people here make Stoughton
what it is. Compassionate, hardworking, genuine people that we
are fortunate enough to have fill an
entire town. From Koffee Kup to
Fosdals to Believe to El Rio and
the list is lengthy these owners/
workers and their businesses give
Stoughton the at home feeling it
The very thought of this culture being threatened disgusts
me. However, it does not disgust
me more than learning it is being
threatened by the very leaders who
we trusted its safety with. Leaders who have a responsibility to
maintain the cultural richness of
the community who elected them.
Leaders who were thought to have

a strong enough moral character to

close their eyes to dollar signs and
big corporate contracts to uphold
the integrity of our community.
Leaders who were trusted to listen to the community that elected
It is clear to see that our leadership has failed us. Not only do they
nolonger hold the core values of
our community dear, they have
exiled us fromcommunity-changing decisions altogether. This is not
leadership. This is not democracy.
Corporate oppression (like the
oppression of Wal-Marts workers)
is against Stoughton values. More
importantly however, local oppression the oppression of our own
community members is against
Stoughton values. Leadership
should be ashamed of themselves.
More importantly, they should
be ashamed of the direction they
are leading this community in a
direction that cannot be reversed. A

direction thatwill forever change

the heart of Stoughton.
For when the bulldozers come,
they will be the ones single-handedly swiping the keys of local business owners. With that key goes
pride. With that key goes heritage.
With that key goes a legacy of
ancestors whose blood, sweat, and
money kept their business going.
If our leadership is comfortable
with this outcome my message is
this: Enjoy your remaining time
in office as it will not continue
beyond this appointment. Forever
remember the keys you took from
your own people. Look them in the
eye as you pass them on the street.
Go to bed each night with their faces burned on your eyelids. Remember the day you stripped Stoughton
of all it ever stood for.
Ashley Chartrand

City should ask Wal-Mart for new market plan for KPW
On Monday evening, Dec. 15,
2014, Doug McMillon, CEO of
Wal-Mart, was interviewed by
PBS Charlie Rose
Mr. McMillon admitted during the interview that Wal-Marts
supersized stores are a thing of the
past. Customers dont want to walk
all that far anymore. A few years
ago, we recognized that and started
adjusting the supercenters down to
a smaller size.
In addition to downsizing stores,
Wal-Mart is rolling out a new store
concept that is about one-fifth the
size of a supercenter. (That would
be about 20-30 thousand square
feet about the size of the current
Wal-Mart in Stoughton.)

The stores, called Neighborhood

Markets, carry a smaller assortment of merchandise and focus
heavily on groceries, pharmacy,
and fuel. This new strategy was
announced in October of 2013.
Over the years Wal-Mart has
established more than 3,300 supercenters and already has about 400
Neighborhood Market stores.
Suggestion: The Stoughton
City Council should immediately
re-open negotiations with WalMart and demand a Neighborhood
Market be built instead of the proposed supercenter. This would be
in keeping with Wal-Marts longterm strategy. By doing this the
Council could redirect the $5.1

million TIF money to assist in

Stoughtons downtown and east
side development, both of which
are sorely needed.
If the City Council persists in
following the outdated Wal-Mart
supercenter strategy, I can only
envision the Wal-Mart executives
laughing all the way to the bank
and making Stoughton look foolish
throughout the Midwest.
Please, step back and take a
long look at the now-outdated
Wal-Mart proposal that is currently
on the table.
Paul Brammeier

Wal-Mart employees can earn raises, better education

Why do KPW opponents need to
distort and use innuendo in order to
push their agenda?
Their claims of TIF money
going to the Walton family (false),
innuendo of employees needing
assistance because they work at
Wal-Mart along with their living
wage claims.
Its clear they either dont understand how TIF works, or they
dont care, and damn the facts. The
wealth of the Walton family and
Wal-Mart profits (usually 3-3.5
percent a year, which is pretty low)
are separate issues.
Wal-Mart started as a small
store, which the opponents seem
to love, but hate it when that same

family business becomes successful. Why is that?

Yes, Wal-Mart pays minimum
wage, to start. If you can prove value to the company, theyll give you
a raise, just like any other company. They also offer programs that
will let you complete or further
your education, and put you on a
track to management programs.
Dont like what you are getting
paid? Ask for a raise if you think
you deserve one, or go somewhere
else. The days of the captive company towns are long gone.
Minimum wage was never
intended to be a living wage. It
is a first job or supplemental job
wage. Nobody is forced to work

for minimum wage or at Wal-Mart.

Opponents need to understand that,
but instead, harp on the employees need assistance angle.
Never mind the fact that many
employees are already enrolled in
various assistance programs before
starting at Wal-Mart. Never mind
that Wal-Mart employs a lot of
disabled and senior citizens, many
of whom are supplementing their
social security or disability payments, but at the same time are
often limited by government rules
on how many hours they can work.
John Thompson

December 25, 2014

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into the program, but that

never felt quite right. He
wanted Stoughton to have
its own program.
So, almost one year ago,
he finally suggested it to
police chief Greg Leck,
who in turn agreed and suggested Stachel start planning it.
Police officers may be in
uniform eight hours a day,
but were your friends,
your neighbors Were
trying to make this city a
better place, Stachel told
the Hub.
Nine children from
Stoughton public elementary schools were chosen
this year to be paired with
a police officer and given
$200, made possible by
donations from local businesses and the people in
Stoughton, to buy Christmas gifts for their family.
In order to be chosen,
the children had to be students between second and
fourth grades in the Stoughton Area School District,
behaving well in class and
operating appropriately at
their grade level. They were
chosen based on their economic need and were being
rewarded for their good
behavior and hard work.
The children were paired
with an officer at a local
middle school to start the
morning and enjoyed a
breakfast before the group
headed out on a school bus
to go shopping.
You dont want hungry kids to go shopping,
Stachel said. Then theyll
focus on food.
On the way to Wal-Mart,
some of the children were
so excited for the shopping
trip that they couldnt stop
gushing about the details
of what they wanted to
buy while others nervously
kept to themselves, peering
out the windows as the bus
bounced down the roads.
Once they happily exited
the bus, they immediately
set off to find the various
items on their lists.
Do you want to start in
the electronics (department)
and then go to other departments? one officer suggested to the child he was
paired with.
The children ran around
Wal-Mart looking for the
different items on their
lists, some heading straight
to where they knew the
items could be found and
others browsing the aisles
in search of what they
wanted to get.
Do you think thisll fit?
Is this about your dads
size? officer Johnson
asked Reshon, lifting up a
sweatshirt to check its size.
After collecting items
costing a total of $200, the
children headed with their
cop partner to checkout
aisle number three, where
they had big smiles on their
faces as they put the items
on the conveyor belt.
They purchased everything and then all got back
on the bus, which was quite
the task as the children
now had bulging bags full
of gifts. Finally, everyone
headed back to the school.
Once they got inside, the
children chose from a table
full of wrapping paper and
each went to their own table

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Children shopped at Wal-Mart

with police officers during
Stoughtons inaugual Shop with
a Cop program Saturday, Dec.
13, in search of presents for
their families.
Above, the children and cops
walk out of River Bluff School
and head to the bus that will
take them to Wal-Mart.
Left, Lance, 8, relaxes on
the bus next to bags of gifts,
exhausted after a morning of
Below left, Austin, 8, reaches for
more tape to finish wrapping a
gift with the help of chief Greg
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covered with all of their

Smiling, laughing and
talking, everyone got down
to the task at hand.
Two down, only a few
more to go, officer Joe
Kellogg joked as he finished wrapping one gift and
looked at the table full of
others to wrap.
Eventually, everything
quieted down. The gifts
were all wrapped and set to
go. Everybody had a plate
full of pizza donated by
Pizza Hut in front of them,
and they all sat down to
relax and talk or watch the
movie Frozen.
Before heading off to
watch the movie, one child
commented that it was fun
Im really amazed at
how much the businesses
stepped up and helped,
Stachel said while he
looked around the room at
the wrapped presents and
happy kids.
He said he wants to build
relationships between the

public and police and give

back to the community.
Its about helping out
the families, Stachel said.
Its about helping out
these kids, about trying to
help and guide these kids
on a path they might not see
Now that year one is
done, he is already looking
ahead to the future and how
the program can have an
impact on the departments
standing within the community.
I want this program to
continue for years and years
to come theres always
going to be somebody who
needs the encouragement to
do the right thing, even if
you dont have the best circumstances, Stachel said.
We want this to be kind of
a program to put a face with
the police department that
we are not here to be the
rough and tumble bad guys.
Were here to improve the
quality of life or all the citizens of Stoughton.

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December 25, 2014

Courier Hub

Coming up
at 877-5620.

Looking for something fun to do during your time off? Swiss trip
Stop by the craft table in the childrens department of the
The hills are alive with the sound of music. The Stoughlibrary, 304 S. Fourth St., from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on ton Chamber of Commerce and Chalet Travel are sponboth Friday and Saturday, Dec. 26 and 27, and make a soring a 10-day guided tour through Switzerland and Auscraft or two. Aimed at ages 2+.
tralia Sept. 16-25, 2015 with Collette Vacations.
Registration is not required.
Highlights include Brn, Chateau de Chillon, Montreux,
Gstaad, Innsbruck, Austrian Alps and more.
Clubs at the library
An information meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m.,
LEGO Club: What will you build today? Everyone is Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Fire Station Training room.
welcome to use the librarys LEGO/Duplo collection at 10
Call the chamber at 873-7912 for more information or
a.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, and let your imagination run wild. to RSVP. All are invited.
Registration is not required. Due to the renovation, LEGO
Club may take place in the childrens department instead Library writing series: goal-setting
of the Carnegie meeting room in the basement.
Do you enjoy writing? Adults and teens in grades 6+ are
Chess Club: Want to learn how to play chess from the welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at 10
greats? Volunteers from the senior center will be in the a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Hall of Fame Room at the
teen area in the library at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, to City Hall, 381 E. Main St.
teach anyone ages 10+ how to play chess.
Use the employee entrance and join in talking about
Already know how to play? Challenge others to a game how you write and how to understand an ever-changing
and see who wins. Registration is not required.
market. Registration is not required.

Walking the halls

Are you looking for an opportunity to get out of the
house and get some exercise during the colder weather in
a safe environment? If so, consider walking the halls of
River Bluff School.
At no charge, River Bluff will be open to the public
from from 5-7 p.m., January thru March, Monday-Friday.
For details, call the Stoughton High School athletic office
Bahai Faith

Teen Tuesday: arm knitting

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-7494
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 4, 7 and 10 p.m., worship
Thursday, Dec. 25: 9 a.m. worship

Bible Baptist Church

2095 Hwy. W, Utica

873-7077 423-3033
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship
700 Hwy. B, Stoughton
873-9353 e-mail:
Sunday: 8 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:10 a.m. Family Express followed by Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 4, 6 and 11 p.m., Christmas
Eve services with communion and candle lighting
4 p.m.: Childrens service with youth choirs 6 p.m.:
With senior choir, 11 p.m.: With special music
Sunday, Dec. 28: 9 a.m. only, no Sunday School

Christ the King Community Church

401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton 873-9106

Saturday: 6 p.m. worship; Sunday: 10 a.m. worship

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-Day Saints

St. Ann Catholic Church

310 E. Washington, Stoughton

Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Fulton Church

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton

Worship services 8, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Varsity (for teams) 12:07 p.m. - AWANA 3-5 p.m.

Good Shepherd By The Lake

Lutheran Church

1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton 873-5924

Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m.

LakeView Church

Cooksville Lutheran Church

Seventh Day Baptist

Skaalen Retirement
400 N. Morris, Stoughton
(608) 873-5651

A Life
Celebration Center


1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton

Mike Smits Dale Holzhuter
Martha Cornell, Administartive Manager
Sara Paton, Administrative Assistant
Paul Selbo, Funeral Assistant

Pastor Bob Vetter

10:00 am: Blended Worship
11:00 am: Coffee Bar/Fellowship
11:15 am: All-Ages Activity
408 N. Bergamont Blvd., North of CC
Oregon, WI



Stoughton Baptist Church

First Lutheran Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton

Sunday: 9 and 11 a.m. worship



616 Albion Rd., Edgerton

Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10
Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath

129 E Main St, Stoughton 834-9050

Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m.

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton

877-0439 Missionaries 877-0696
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday school and Primary
882-4408 Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School

Church Of Albion

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton 8736517

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship;
6 p.m. - Evening Service

Ezra Church

Christ Lutheran Church

Have some fun enjoying circle time, stories, songs,

crafts and early literacy activities at the library in the childrens department instead of the Carnegie meeting room
due to renovation.
All children ages 0-5 are welcome to join in the fun
from 10-10:35 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 21- April 1, and
from 9:30-10:05 a.m., Fridays, Jan. 23-April 3.
Registration is not required.

Freedom Through Forgiveness

Not being able to forgive can lead to pain in many areas
of our lives. We know we should forgive, and we want
to forgive. But how? Join instructor Tim Markle, to learn
methods of working toward forgiveness and learning to
live a forgiving life.
The series of five classes will be held Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. The series, held in the Bryant Health Education Center in the lower level of the hospital, begins
January 7 and runs through February 4.
To register for this free event, please contact Sonja at
873-2356 or

Elvis is in the building

Have some fun in the new year with your arms. Teens in
To celebrate Elvis birthday, Elvis impersonator Alan
grades 6+ can learn how to knit large, loose-weave scarves
using your arms as knitting needles at the library, 304 S. Graveen will be coming to the senior center at 1 p.m.,
Tuesday, Jan. 13 with is Strictly Elvis Show.
Fourth St., at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13.
He packed the house last year, so bring your fellow
Stop by the checkout desk to see a sample, and enjoy
fans and grab a seat. You wont want to miss this
creating some arm art. Registration is not required.

Covenant Lutheran Church

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911

or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 Stoughton study classes.

Winter/spring storytimes

The Second Birth

The transforming power of spiritual
experiences has made metaphors of birth
or rebirth common in religious literature.
Saint Pauls conversion on the road to
Damascus is perhaps the paradigm of
being born again, but we see it throughout the Bible.
In the Old Testament, Jacob is renamed
Israel after wrestling with God, surely a
sign that he has been transformed in the
process. But these transformations are not
always so sudden or dramatic.
Sometimes they take months or even
years to occur, and while there is a tendency to be impressed by the sudden
change when someone goes from being
a profligate drunkard to a sober penitent
overnight, usually these changes take
time to occur and time to settle in.
Perhaps it is better to think of conversion as an ongoing process of God working continuously to bring us as near to
perfection as we are capable of. Those who
are quickly converted are sometimes also
quick to relapse into old habits, while those
in whom God makes slow but steady progress may be more unswerving in their faith.
Williams James remarks in The
Varieties of Religious Experience that
The real witness of the spirit to the
second birth is to be found only in the
disposition of the genuine child of God, the
permanently patient heart, the love of self
eradicated. The true test of the conversion
experience, or of any religious experience,
is the fruit which it bears.
- Christopher Simon
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new
creation: everything old has passed away;
see, everything has become new!
2 Corinthians 5:17

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton

873-6448 873-7633
Weekday Mass: Nazareth House and St. Anns Church
Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.;
Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 24: 3:30 p.m., Mass with Childrens Choir
prelude; 8:30 p.m., Mass with Adult musical prelude
Dec. 25: 9:30 a.m., Mass with musical prelude

United Methodist of Stoughton

525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton
Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service; 10 a.m. - Full Worship

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church

1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship

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

Doctors Park
Dental Office
Dr. Richard Albright
Dr. Phillip Oinonen
Dr. Thor Anderson
Dr. Thane Anderson

1520 Vernon St.

Stoughton, WI

221 Kings Lynn Rd.

Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-8888

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Community calendar
Friday, December 26

Food pantry closed

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., drop-in crafts, library

Saturday, December 27

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., drop-in crafts, library

Tuesday, December 30

1 p.m., Old Time Fiddlers, senior center

Wednesday, December 31

City Hall offices open

Library closed

Thursday, January 1

City Hall offices and library closed

Friday, January 2

Food pantry closed

Saturday, January 3

10 a.m., LEGO Club, library

Monday, January 5

5-6:30 p.m., Free community meal, senior center,

5-7 p.m., Mondays-Friday, January through March,
walking the halls, River Bluff School, 877-5620

Thursday, January 8

3:15 p.m., Teen Chess Club, library

Saturday, January 10

10 a.m., Library writing series: goal-setting, city hall

Tuesday, January 13

1 p.m., Elvis is in the Building, senior center

3:30 p.m., Teen Tuesday: arm knitting, library

Saturday, January 17

9:30 a.m., Book Babies Lapsit Storytime, library

Monday, January 19

5-6:30 p.m., free community meal, senior center,


Submit your community calendar

and coming up items online:
Good Shepherd by the Lake
Lutheran Church
1860 US Hwy. 51, Stoughton
(608) 873-5924
Christmas Eve
Candlelight Services
4:00pm and 7:00pm
Christmas Day Service
of Readings and Carols


Drop-in crafts

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Courier Hub
For more sports coverage, visit:

Girls basketball

Vikings move
to 3-1 overall
with win at


Jeremy Jones, sports editor

845-9559 x226

Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor

845-9559 x237
Fax: 845-9550


Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High

School girls basketball
team jumped out to an
18-point lead at halftime
and never trailed in a 50-24
win at Monroe.
The win moved the
Vikings to 3-1 overall, 2-1
in the Badger South Conference tied with Madison Edgewood and a halfgame back of Oregon and
Monona Grove (3-1).
Stoughton was 15-for23 at the free-throw line in
the win and never allowed
more than eight points in
any quarter.
Monroe was held to just
five field goals for the
game, scoring most of its
points at the free-throw line
Sophomore Kendra Halverson led the Vikings with
12 points, while sophomore
Marissa Robson added 11.
Sophomore Jenna Gardner chipped in nine points,
while junior Hannah Hobson picked up eight.
Monroe sophomore Lexi
Hilliard led the Cheesemakers with seven points.
Stoughton hosted Richland Center Tuesday but
the game did not meet the
Courier Hubs early holiday deadline.
Look for results in next
weeks issue.
The Vikings play Milwaukee Pius XI at 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 26, to open the
Janesville Craig Optimist
They will also play Saturday with the time and
opponent to be announced.
Stoughton also travels to
the Big Eights Verona at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Co-head coach Dan Spilde (left), assistant coach Jason Thiry and junior Collin Kraus congratulate sophomore Brandon Klein (right) after he took first place at 106 pounds
Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Badger State Invitational at the Alliant Energy Center. Kraus also added a first-place finish at 138 pounds, and the Stoughton High School wrestling team won the meet with 287 points.

Making a statement
Stoughton gets nine
wrestlers into the top six,
wins Badger State invite
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

It had been a while since the

Stoughton High School wrestling
team won the Badger State Invitational, but Saturdays overall finish
at the Alliant Energy Center was
even more special due to the competition.

The Vikings edged Freedom

287-274 for the team title, and they
did so with two champions, three
runner-ups, three third places and a
sixth-place finish.
All that with five-to-six ranked
wrestlers in each weight class.
The greatest part about todays
performance by our guys is that we
left a lot of points on the board and
could have won more matches. And
yet, as a team, we were still able to
get it done with a great field, cohead coach Dan Spilde said. I think
that is a credit to how good they can
be if they pull it together.

We obviously have a lot of things

to work on because we lost some
close matches, but getting that many
people placing high and getting
some champions and winning all
those place-matches was big
Junior Collin Kraus, ranked No. 2
at 138 pounds in Division 1, had to
knock off honorable mention Isaac
Lodise (Pewaukee) in the semifinals and Cody Walrath (Freedom)
ranked No. 2 in Division 2 in the
finals to win his title.
Kraus edged Lodise 6-3, and he
scored a takedown with four seconds left against Walrath for the 4-2

For Kraus, he said being a defending state champion put extra weight
on both he and his opponents shoulders.
I feel like it makes them a little
nervous, but it also makes me a little nervous also because I have to
defend the title and be the No. 1 guy
still, Kraus said.
Sophomore Brandon Klein
ranked No. 9 at 113 pounds added
a title at 106 pounds. Klein had to
defeat honorable mention Francesco

Turn to Vikings/Page 9

Girls hockey

Icebergs run out of gas

at Sun Prairie
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

The MSO Icebergs ran out of

gas playing less than full two lines
Thursday inside the Sun Prairie
Ice Arena. The Stoughton girls
hockey co-op (2-6-1 overall, 1-20 conference) had just four girls
on the bench for its Badger Conference game against the fourthranked Cap City Cougars, wearing down en route to a 3-0 loss.
I dont think Sun Prairie has
proved that theyre deserving of
a No. 4 ranking yet, but thats
irrelevant, Icebergs head coach
Mike Jochmann said.We played
a tough three periods against
them. They were fast against us

in our own zone, but we played

some solid player-to-player
defense. I thought we matched up
well against them.
Scoreless through the first period, the Icebergs saw Cap City
senior forward Alexis Peterson
score a pair of even-strength goal
a little over four minutes apart.
She added a third-period assist for
the Cap City Cougars.
The first of Petersons goals
was through a complete screen of
Kenzie Torpy.
There were probably four kids
battling for position and the shot
came from the top of the circle
through the mess, Jochmann
said.Kenzie didnt see it at all.

Turn to MSO/Page 10

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Oregon freshman defenseman Samantha Eyers moves the puck up ice Thursday inside the Sun Prairie Ice Arena against
the Cap City Cougar defenseman Laura Rey Cabajal. The MSO Icebergs lost the Badger Conference game 3-0.

December 25, 2014

Courier Hub

Photos by Anthony Iozzo

Above, freshman Tyler Dow (145) fights with Aaron Michaels (Wisconsin Lutheran) in the semifinals Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Badger
State Invitational at the Alliant Energy Center. Dow edged Michaels 2-1; (top right) sophomore Kaleb Louis (120) goes for a pin over Max
Maylor (Iowa Grant) in the semifinals. Louis won the match by pin in 5 minutes, 23 seconds; (bottom right) junior Collin Kraus (138) celebrates his first-place 4-2 win over Cody Walrath (Freedom) with co-head coaches Bob Empey (middle) and Dan Spilde (right).

Vikings: Stoughton edges Freedom 287-274 to win first place overall as a team
Schiro (Madison La Follette)
in the semifinals and Tyler
Roecker (Wisconsin Lutheran) ranked No. 7 in Division 2 in the finals.
Klein won in a 9-1 major
decision over Schiro, and he
pinned Roecker in 3 minutes,
51 seconds after jumping out
to a 6-0 lead.
The training partners in
the wrestling room and training hard everyday I got
what I put in, I guess, Klein
said. I just needed to play it
smart, try to come out on top,
attack and do my best.
Senior Zach Hasselberger
(132), sophomore Kaleb
Louis (120) and freshman
Tyler Dow (142) all added
runner-up finishes.
Louis, who lost his first
match of the season in the
finals, pinned Max Maylor
(Iowa-Grant) in 5:23 to earn
a trip to the first-place match.
He nearly pulled out a pin
in the finals over Paul Bianchi (Two Rivers) ranked
No. 1 in Division 2 in the
second period after a reverasal cut his deficit to 6-5.
Louis who is ranked as
an honorable mention had
Bianchi on his back, but
he couldnt hold the move.
Bianchi regained control
with a reversal, and Louis
fell 9-5.
Kaleb is one of those
guys that is just a bundle of
energy, Spilde said. Wrestling a close match against a
returning state champion ..
he had him in danger and had
a chance to put him away. It
just slipped away from his
fingers a little bit.
But he is gaining confidence every week knowing that by putting himself
in those situations, he is that
Hasselberger who is
ranked No. 2 defeated
Frank Baker (Mineral Point)
ranked No. 5 in Division
3 in the semifinals 5-2.
But he fell to Jaden Winchel
(Sparta) ranked No. 3 in
Division 2 in the finals,
Dow edged Aaron

Michaels (Wisconsin Lutheran) 2-1 in the semifinals, but

he also lost a close finals
match. Dow lost 5-2 to Brock
Polhamus (Sparta) ranked
No. 2 in Division 2.
, Spilde said. .
Senior Austin Benton
(195), sophomore Tristan

Jenny (113) and sophomore

Garrett Model all won their
third-place matches Saturday.
Benton ranked No. 15 at
220 pounds defeated Nick
Halpin (Lake Geneva Badger) 5-0 to clinch Stoughtons team title.

Jenny ranked No. 15

defeated Mitch Garvey
(Freedom) ranked No. 9 in
Division 2 5-1.
Model ranked as an honorable mention won an
exciting third-place match
against Tim Coyne (Badger),
picking up a takedown for a

7-5 win in sudden victory

Senior Gunnar Helland
ranked No. 15 at 145 pounds
wrestled up at 170 Saturday
and finished sixth overall.
Helland knocked off Wyatt
Schauff River Valley in a
12-2 major decision to make

the fifth-place match, but he

fell 6-1 to Seth Weide (Wisconsin Lutheran) to finish
Stoughton next travels to
the Mid-States Invitational at
the University of WisconsinWhitewater Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 29-30.


Continued from page 8


December 25, 2014

Courier Hub

Boys basketball

Boys hockey

Vikings drop first two games of the season

Anthony Iozzo

Sauk Prairie 65, Stoughton 56

Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High School boys basketball team dropped its first two games
of the season last week to drop to 5-2
The Vikings started the week ranked
No. 6 in the Wisconsin Basketball
Coaches Association poll but fell 65-56
Friday to Sauk Prairie and 50-47 Saturday at Wisconsin Lutheran, which was
ranked No. 2.
Stoughton is still undefeated in the
Badger South at 2-0.
The Vikings look to get back on the
winning side Monday, Dec. 29, at the
Shawano Sundrop Shootout at the Kress
Center at the University of WisconsinGreen Bay.
Stoughton plays West De Pere (4-2) at
8:40 p.m.

The Vikings were outscored 41-30 in

Fridays loss.
Senior Nick McGlynn led with 18
points, while sophomore Troy Slaby
added 15. Senior Bradley Graffin added
Juniors Brandon Spray and Seth
Kostroski led Sauk with 19 points each.

Wis. Lutheran 50, Stoughton 47

Stoughton nearly pulled out a big road
win Saturday but couldnt hold on to a
slim lead in the fourth.
Wisconsin Lutheran outscored the
Vikings 16-11 in the final quarter.
Slaby picked up 18 points, while
senior Brady Brusegar added 10.
Wisconsin Lutheran was led by senior
Logan McShane who picked up 18

The second goal was an

accidental breakaway for
Maddy Hess had her
lined up perfectly to close
the gap in the neutral
zone, and then caught her
heel in a divot in the ice
just ahead of the blue line.
She hit her tailbone and
the breakaway ensued,
Jochmann said. Kenzie
was just barely shy of the
post with her toe when she
slid into the splits to stuff
the deke. It was a very
close call.She was barely
beaten on that one.

Claire Johnsons powerplay goal 14 minutes into

the third period sealed the
Icebergs fate.
Oregon senior goaltender Kenzie Torpy posted
38 saves, including 15 in
the second period alone,
while the Cougars Dani
Deltgen stopped 19.
The loss was the Icebergs third shutout this
We have yet to have
any strong scoring chances against quality opponents this season, Jochmann said. We are in the
business of manufacturing goals right now, and

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

The Stoughton boys hockey

team allowed Madison Edgewood to score five goals for
the second time in less than a
week Friday, losing 5-0 inside
LaBahn Ice Arena.
The Vikings (3-4-1 overall,
1-2-0 Badger South Conference) loss was the second to
the rival Crusaders for the second time in six days.
Grant Reichenbacher, who
scored a hat trick in Edgewoods 5-2 win over Stoughton back on Dec. 13, had a

goal and two assists Friday.

Edgewood senior forward
Jimmy Curliss set the tone
early, scoring 21 seconds into
the first period. Reichenbacher scored a little more than 12
minutes later.
The Crusaders capped the
win with three power-play
goals, including a second
period score from Johnny Van
Gemert and third period goals
from Eliot Friedow and Carter
Matt Murphy stopped 45
shots on goal in the loss. Tommy Mohs brushed away all 12
shots he saw.

Stoughton returns to action

the day after Christmas when
the team travels to the Monks
Cheeseburger Holiday Classic
inside Waterman Ice Arena in
Lake Delton. The tournament
runs from Dec. 26-28.

Junior varsity defenseman
Aaron Harring-Spoerl, who
was checked from behind
in the closing minute of the
Vikings previous game
against Madison Edgewood,
returned to the rink later that
same evening. He returned to
practice last week.

Boys swimming

MSO: Hodagland tourney is next

Continued from page 8

Stoughton loses twice to

conference rival in six days

were working on our

methods of manufacturing
every day in practice.
Stoughton plays at the
Hodagland Tournament
in Rhinelander from Dec.
We have three games
and will look to win our
fourth consecutive championship there, Jochmann said.
The Icebergs then host
Appleton United (1-5-1)
on Jan. 3 and Central Wisconsin (4-1-0) Jan. 5. The
puck drops on both games
at 7 p.m. inside the Mandt
Community Center.

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The Vikings hosted a

top tier division 2 program
Tuesday Dec. 16 in Badger
South Conference favorite
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Stoughton managed best
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Amundsons quirky
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Nothing says Christmas

like lawn ornaments.
Artist Bill Amundson
laughs at the notion, but
his parody lawn ornaments,
satirical colored drawings and wearable art
like Norwegian Viking and
Green Bay Packers pins
no doubt showed up under
the tree in some Stoughton
homes this holiday season.
Amundson opened a
new art gallery and studio on Main Street in early
The AmundArt Hus,
194 Main St., will feature
his work and represents a
coming of full circle for
the Stoughton native. He
moved to Colorado in 1975
and returned four years ago
with his wife, Anita.
I had my first studio
ever in this same building,
he told the Courier Hub.
When I was in college
in Madison I had my own
studio here. So Im back
exactly where I started.

Amundson had been creating art in the basement of

his Stoughton home, where
he also was a caregiver for
his father, Roger, who died
in June.
His wife Anita suggested
that he find another place to
work, and they quickly discovered the space on Main
Street, where his mother
used to have her hair done
back when it was a salon.
Anita said it would be
good for me to see the light
of day, he said. So we
got to looking around, and
it turned out this space was
available and kind of ideal.
Amundson said after his
dad passed, friends thought
hed move back to Colorado. But since returning,

Photo by Bill Livick

Bill and Anita Amundson are opening the Amundson ArtHaus in downton Stoughton on Main Street
this weekend. The space will serve as Bills studio and gallery for his original drawings and other art

hed come to appreciate his

hometown and wanted to
get re-established here.
Part of his thinking is that
Stoughton has become a
very desirable place to live
and work. He cited changes
in the city including the
initial run of the Catfish
River Music Festival, the

In brief
Gasner steps down as
Coffee Break chair
Dave Gasner stepped
down after six years as the
chairperson of the annual
Coffee Break Festival.
The Stoughton Chamber
of Commerce newsletter
said Gasner brought many
new ideas and events to this
wonderful community festival.

anticipated opening of a
Norwegian Heritage Center,
and the arrival of a few nice
restaurants and a brew pub.
To me, the Opera House
is the key to all this, he
Amundson plans to use
the citys Norwegian heritage in marketing his new

venture, which will be part

retail shop and part workspace.
He anticipates adapting
the business to the season, concentrating on retail
when the time is right and
focusing on more creative
aspects of his work at other

The door will be open

when Im here and anybody
can stop in, he said. Thatll
give me connections with
people that I havent had a
lot of in the past.
Amundson made a career
in Colorado selling parody drawings of Wal-Marts
blowing up and things like
that, he said with a laugh.
That market isnt likely
to dry up with a new supercenter coming to the citys
west side next year.
He and Anita held a grand
opening the first weekend of December that was
well-attended. Since then,
Amundson has been working
to build up his inventory.
The couple is also thinking of activities to host at
the store throughout the
Amundson said his new
shop has been a good place
to work, and he enjoys having a presence downtown.
Its good just to be out
in public again, because
nobody visits me at home to
see the art, he said. The
space will change some.
Ive been working here for
more than a month now,
and it does feel really good
to have a place to go to

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development agreement
that called for the city to
provide $5.1 million in
tax-increment financing for
the project and for FDG to
provide a letter of credit for
$5.6 million.
Things heated up on Jan.
28, when the council voted
to approve the development
agreement during a meeting
that lasted more than five
Ald. Tom Majewski
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with the majority so that
he could ask the council to
reconsider the decision at
its next meeting. The tactic

failed when Mayor Donna

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out of order because she
had signed the development agreement in the early
morning hours of Jan. 29.
The rest of the year, the
citys process for considering KPW was characterized
by mistrust, acrimony and
Opponents argued that
KPW advocates, including Mayor Olson and her
staff, did not follow the
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active on the issue.
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Harry Hale (center with black shirt and cap) initiates a group hug at a rally put on to support his family after they received hate mail directed toward their son.

2014: Voters approve recurring school referendum, raising previous spending limits
Continued from page 12
proposed development, the
economic analysis generated controversy. It wasnt
until its last meeting in
October that the council
finally approved it despite
failing to gather the extra
information it had asked for
in a previous meeting.
By then, Ald. Tricia
Suess had reversed her
position and was voting against KPW, forcing
Olson to repeatedly vote to
break council stalemates at
The mayors tiebreaking
votes enabled the council
to approve the economic
impact analysis, the TIF
project plan and the boundaries for a new TIF District
that includes KPW. Those
approvals came in November, along with a Joint
Review Board decision to
approve creation of TID 7.
On Dec. 9, the council
defeated Ald. Tom Selsors
proposal to place an advisory referendum regarding
TIF for KPW on the April
7 ballot.
A group of activists
opposed to the development hopes thats not the
end of it, however. FDG
must meet its obligations by
June 30 or face more council action, and the group has
vowed to sue the city and
also to launch a petition
drive to place an advisory
referendum on the ballot.
Bill Livick

2. Referendum gives
room to grow
Trust was far more evident in school district matters this year.
Stoughton Area School
District officials asked for
the trust of voters and they
got it April 1, as district
residents approved a fouryear, recurring $20 million referendum. The vote
was 63-37 on the measure
that permanently raised
the funding floor in a district that would have been
the lowest-funded in Dane
County had the vote gone
the other way.
The referendum will
replace two approved in
2010 that were set to expire

in June. According to the

district, it will cost the
owner of a $200,000 house
an additional $105 during
the next four years. Had it
failed, it would have caused
a $325 drop in district residents 2015 taxes, but it
would have left the district
facing a $3.1 million shortfall for this school year.
Earlier in the year, citing recent improvements to
programs and a 97 percent
high school graduation rate,
district superintendent Tim
Onsager said the community could help the recent
positive momentum in the
schools by passing the referendum.
With your help, weve
built something very special here, but we have
some tough decisions to
make on which course and
where to go from here, he
The recent decline in
state aid and the need to
replace lost income was
a deciding factor to pursue a recurring, rather than
non-recurring referendum,
Onsager said, citing state
revenue clamps put into
place in the early 1990s
that have since hampered
districts with relatively low
budgets like Stoughtons.
That allowed the district to
not have to return to voters
in four years with the same
Weve been stuck in that
low-spending mode since
(then), and we havent been
able to get out of that, he
During the weeks before
the vote, Onsager acknowledged that a recurring referendum might be a tougher
sell to voters, but would
prevent the board from
kicking future budget
issues down the road. He
applauded board members,
who he said were elected
to address this problem.
(They) made a point to
say, We cant keep governing and running the district
by financial crisis, he said.
With enrollment at SASD
in what looks to be a longterm decline, Onsager said
the referendum can help the
district attract and retain
students, which would

File photos by Samantha Christian

Vik Malling, above, opened the Viking Brew Pub this summer. Left,
Wendigo, 121 E. Main St., features products from local farmers and
meat producers.

improve the financial situation for more than just the

We know that parents
shop around for school districts, he said. I cant see
how a decrease in the quality of education in Stoughton helps increase property
values or make Stoughton
a great place for families or
Scott De Laruelle

3. Main Street
continues to adapt
Stoughton got another
feather in its cap in October
when the Common Council
established an official Arts
and Entertainment District
in the city. That followed
the addition of several new
businesses in the district
over the summer and new
marketing vehicle for the
The district encompasses a large chunk of land,
including the entire downtown - everything between
River Bluff Middle School
to the north, Page Street to

the west, east to Lynn street

and south to Mandt Park.
For Stoughton Arts
Council member Marlene
Widra, that means continuing the recent momentum
generated in the area by
new restaurants, brewpubs
and music festivals.
The growth is incredible, she told Hub earlier this fall. All of a sudden you go downtown in
the evening and its a new
place. Theres a new, exciting vibe.
Widra said the designation means a commitment
from the city in more than
just a name. She said the
arts council, city officials
and business community
should work together to
promote Stoughton as a
destination for people seeking arts and entertainment.
Were not marketing
just for new families coming in and not just people
who live here to come
downtown and take a second look, but for developers and new businesses,

confront them months earlier.

In March, a black Stoughton family received a racially charged letter suggesting
a lynching threat.
In an emotional interview with the Hub in April,
Hester Hale said her family
feared for their lives after
the letter threatened their
son, Javon. It contained an
image of the 18-year-olds
face superimposed on an
image of one of two lynching victims hanging from a
tree, and had text that read,
Your days are numbered.
In July, a Deforest man
was arrested and charged in
connection with the crime,
according to a news release
by Stoughton Police.
But before the arrest,
backlash came in the form
of support from community
members and public officials. Television stations
and other Madison media
covered the incident after
Hale approached them. It
didnt take long for community members to organize a
rally of Just Love to show
support for the family.
The gathering was held
at a Stoughton Park about
a week after the incident.
More than 100 people of
different races and religions came to show support
for the Hales and to send a
message of antiracism.
The rally included a
4. Hate mail unites
group hug, and some there
told the Hub that this
shocking racism really hit
Race relations came to a home when it showed up in
head this year in Ferguson,
Turn to 2014/Page 14
Mo., but Stoughton had to

she said.
One event that worked
in favor of that marketing was the return of First
Saturdays, which ran from
the first Saturday in May
through September, providing a street fair atmosphere of music, art, sales
and food, said Widra, an
event organizer.
Widra said the goal is to
use Stoughtons vibrant art
scene to help promote its
downtown shopping destinations by giving people a
chance to check out both at
the same time.
Downtown had some
new additions for places to
eat and drink, with several
changes along Main Street.
Nellos Pizza took over
at the former Marsala On
Main location (135 N. Main
St.). The Main Street Pour
House (121 E. Main St.)
closed its doors at the end
of March, but was replaced
by Wendigo, owned by
Cale Ryan and Caitlin Way,
who also own another monster-themed locale, Famous
Yetis Pizza.
The Viking Brew Pub
(515 E. Main St.) opened
this fall after being in the
works for more than a year.
Its heavy on Nordic traditions, including smokeblowing, hand-carved dragon and ship-themed bar.
Scott De Laruelle


December 25, 2014

Courier Hub

File photos by Scott De Laruelle (above) and Jeremy Jones (right)

Above, Sid Boersma practices his Hardanger fiddle before a performance at the Stoughton Opera
House Oct. 25 prior to the Norse Afternoon of Song and Dance. Right, defensive lineman Ben Bryant
celebrates a fumble recovery during the Vikings 28-13 WIAA Division 2 Level 1 loss at DeForest.

2014: Stoughton Opera House increases revenue to about $700k, adds national, local acts
Continued from page 13

another KPW opponent, Sid

Boersma, to replace Kneebone in
Stoughton. Hester said the family representing District 1.
found comfort in the outpouring
Bill Livick
of support.
Months later, suspect Matthew 6. Another state wrestling
Cimaroli, 21, was arrested on ten- champion
tative charges of felony threats to
Junior Collin Kraus became
injure or accuse, with a hate crime
enhancer, Stoughton police had Stoughtons 43rd high school
said in a news release. However, state wrestling champion.
Kraus, who had finished third
he was charged to a lesser degree.
2013, looked to finish even
Authorities said Cimaroli was
angry at their son, but not "for higher Feb. 26-28 at the WIAA
any racist reasons, according to Division 1 state individual wresthe Wisconsin State Journal. He tling tournament at the Kohl Cenhas been charged with misde- ter in Madison.
He made the 126-pound finals
meanor disorderly conduct and
obstructing an officer, as he had against Kaukaunas Kolton Janoriginally said he didnt send the sen but needed a takedown with
less than 30 seconds left in the
Victoria Vlisides third period after two faults gave
Jansen a 1-point lead.
Kraus did get the takedown for
5. Alder dies while in office
7-6 win, sending the audience
Ald. David Kneebone died
of more than 50,000 into a frenzy.
unexpectedly in August at 66.
Kneebone, had lived in the city He celebrated with his practice
21 years, and had served on the partner senior Zach HasselbergCommon Council since being er the 120-pound runner-up at
state by leaping into his arms,
elected in April 2012.
Kneebone first sought a seat on causing both to topple to the mat.
Kraus was 49-5 in 2013-14 and
the council in 2011, following the
the finals with dominatdeath of Larry Weiss. He came
In the preliminaries, it
in second in a three-way race for
a council appointment. He later was a 7-0 decision over Manitowon the seat in the spring 2012 woc Lincolns Jose Acosta, in the
quarterfinals it was a 7-2 decision
Kneebone, who possessed a over Muskegos Austin Quartulprogressive-populist bent, took lo, and in the semifinals he earned
his seat on the council at the same an 11-5 decision over Milwauas Alds. Michael Engelberger and kee Riverside University/ShoreTricia Suess, who commented woods Justin Folley.
Kraus also won Badger South
that he certainly was passionate
regional and secabout the issues.
last season and
In a Hub interview, Engelberger noted that he and Kneebone also helped the varsity team
make team state, as the Vikings
had a lot in common.
He was a union knocked off Milton 29-25 in the
leader and support- team sectional at Stoughton High
er all his life, and School.
Kraus will attempt to win more
so am I, he said.
this season, as Stoughton
Hes going to be
another team state berth.
-Anthony Iozzo
Kneebone had
b e e n a s t a u n c h 7. Opera house keeps
opponent of the
c o n t r o v e r s i a l growing
Kettle Park West
The folks who plan shows and
development and using tax-incre- run the Stoughton Opera House
ment financing to help the project brought more concerts to the
become a reality.
ornate venue this year and also
Kneebones death opened the launched a mostly outdoor sumway for the Common Council to mer music festival that was a big
gain a clear majority in favor of success.
the proposed commercial develOpera House director Bill
opment. That didnt happen, how- Brehm and events coordinator
ever, as the council appointed Christina Dollhausen booked

File photo by Anthony Iozzo

Sophomore Collin Kraus (right) celebrates with junior Zach Hasselberger following a 7-6 win over Kaukauna senior Kolton Jansen in the 126-pound WIAA
Division 1 state individual wrestling title match Saturday, March 1, at the Kohl
Center in Madison.

more than 70 shows for the

2014/15 season, in addition to
about a dozen community events
that were held in the historic auditorium.
Brehm said the Opera House
brought in about $600,000 in revenue last season and anticipated
almost $700K in revenue this
More local and national touring acts could be part of the reason why the Opera House also
had more supporters this year.
Its membership increased from
about 700 last season to more
than 1,100 this year. Thats up
from about 200 members in 2010,
Brehm said.
We are constantly surprised by
our successes, he told the Hub in
Brehm was the chief organizer
of the Catfish River Music Festival, which took place over four
days in July and featured 19 acts.
Three headlining musicians were

from Medicaid and BadgerCare

that fell far short of the cost for
services, annual increases in
EMS operations,
and fewer calls for
service than anticipated.
was promoted
from assistant
EMS director to
head the departRigdon
ment after longtime director
Cathy Rigdon retired in March.
Rigdon had served as EMS director since November 2003.
Because of the budget shortfall, the EMS wasnt able to pay
all its debts in 2014. Obligations
it couldnt pay came out of the
citys general fund, and because
the EMS is an enterprise fund,
its required to reimburse the city.
If the city makes a payment
for them, its on their books as
due to the general fund, finance
director Laurie Sullivan told the
Hub in September.
The department has several
hundred accounts in collection or in default, totaling about
Schimelpfenig said the EMS
would attempt to recoup some of
its outstanding debt through the
states tax refund intercept program TRIP administered by
the Department of Revenue.
Bill Livick

staged in the Opera House, and

14 solo artists, duos or bands per- 9. Football team makes
formed for free in Rotary Park, playoffs
next to the Fire Station. It was the
Stoughton football ended a
festivals first year. Brehm said it
16-year playoff drought despite
will be an annual event.
Bill Livick two blowout losses over the final
two weeks of the season.
The Vikings became playoff
8. Transitions, budget
with a 13-12 over Badger
trouble at EMS
South Conference rival Oregon to
An audit this year of Stoughton become playoff-eligible.
Area Emergency Medical SerOne week later Stoughton
vices finances revealed that the found itself in a four-touchdown
department was running a deficit hole by the end of the first quarof more than $230,000 for 2013- ter Friday at Collins Field against
Monona Grove. Then, despite
Officials learned of the short- outscoring the visiting Madifall in June and decided to begin son Edgewood Crusaders in the
billing municipalities that receive second half at Collins Field, the
the service in 2015 the towns of Vikings lost their regular-season
Dunkirk, Dunn, Pleasant Springs finale 33-14 after allowing 24
and Rutland.
unanswered points in the second
EMS director Lisa Schimelp- quarter.
fenig said the problem had sevIn the first round of the
eral causes, including a high
number of unpaid bills, payments
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2014: City approves changes

to streets near hospital
Continued from page 14

Below, Jerry Fosdals bakery was named Bakery of the Year by the Wisconsin Bakers Association.

Honorable mentions
Mill Fab closes
While Stoughtons economy showed some signs of
picking up, not all businesses fared well this past year.
MillFab/Holley Mouldings, Inc. shuttered its doors
Sept. 24, marking the closing of the long-time lumber
processing company located along East South Street.
MillFab had operated as lumber processing company
since the 1970s, but online court records show recent
financial instability. Holley Moudling Inc. had defaulted
on a loan in the 2012 and the Stoughton property was
foreclosed. Part of the collateral included the properties
on East South Street.
MillFab was purchased in 2002 by Holley Moudling
Inc. owner John Yonich. Holley Moulding had operated
in the state of Washington since 1993 and expanded in Fosdals named bakery of the year
Stoughton around 2002. An affidavit from Yonich stated
Every year is a good year to visit Fosdals Home Bakthat Holley employed around 100 people and about 15
people worked for MillFab. Yonich told attorneys that ery in downtown Stoughton, but this year the Main Street
staple was named the best in the state in March.
those numbers fluctuate depending on workload.
The Wisconsin Bakers Association a trade group
-Mark Ignatowski
for bakeries picked Fosdals and owner Joe Crubaugh
because the company met certain industry, community
Heroin deaths
Two heroin deaths in Stoughton led to the arrest of and quality criteria.
Fosdals has been part of Stoughton for more than 60
several people.
In July, several alleged drug dealers were arrested after years and employs about 30 people in its relatively small
a multi-jurisdictional investigation into the July 4 death space at 243 E. Main St. The cozy shop is a full-line bakof 25-year-old Dylan Nelson. Devin L. Eisner, 22, of ery and caf that bakes donuts, muffins, cookies, breads,
Stoughton, was indicted in August on federal drug and kringles, buns and cakes.
The bakery, previously known as Home Bakery, was
weapon charges, and Cody A. Merkes, 25, of Oregon, is
held on a $10,000 bond related to several drug charges. owned by Jerry Fosdal and his wife, who had owned the
Robbert S. Knipfer, 26, of Stoughton, and Joseph May- bakery since 1976. His father had previously worked at
weathers, 24, of Madison, were both charged in Septem- the bakery starting in the 1940s before buying it in 1952.
In the early 1980s, Crubaugh worked at the bakery in
ber with first-degree reckless homicide/delivering drugs
the 1980s before moving on to a larger operation, but
related to Nelsons death.
In June, the death of Joshua J. Hendrickson of Edg- came back to work in Stoughton before eventually purerton in the Culvers parking lot led to felony charges chasing the bakery about 10 years ago.
Mark Ignatowski
against two women who were with him, Kathryn S.
Dustin, 35, of Madison, and Angel R. Hendrickson, 28, Plastic bag control
of Stoughton.
The city began looking into a possible plan to elimiThe overdoses in the Stoughton area follow a trend in
Dane County as a whole, where heroin-related overdoses nate or reduce the number of single-use plastic bags used
by retailers in the city.
and activity is on the rise.
City officials and volunteers are still working on ways to
Mark Ignatowski
reduce the number of plastic bags and havent developed a
plan for an outright ban, like some other communities.
Naturally reducing pesticide use
The idea was brought to city staff by resident Jill Izydor
A group of environmental and community activists
the hope that fewer bags would be sent to the landworked with the city in 2014 to reduce the use of chemifill. The last formal discussion about the project was in July
cals in local parks.
Sara Downie and Sylvia Lawrence organized Natural- when the Public Works Committee was told that Izydor and
ly Stoughton in 2013 and held a planting party at Divi- public works director Karl Manthe would continue to work
sion Street Park in May, the Saturday before the start with local businesses to figure out ways to offer reusable
of the citys Syttende Mai celebration. They worked on bags, provide educational materials and see if Johns Disthree garden beds in the park, pulling weeds and plant- posal would be able to collect and recycle bags along with
ing flowers, transitioning the beds from annual plants to the other materials the company picks up in the city.
Mark Ignatowski
native perennials.
About two weeks later, on May 22, Naturally Stough- Boys lacrosse does well at state
ton volunteers worked with city employees and eight
After starting the season 1-2, the Stoughton High
volunteers from Cummins Inc. at Schfelker Park on the
School boys lacrosse team rattled off 16 wins in a row
citys north side.
Naturally Stoughton will continue to monitor the park and earned a Division 2 state final berth June 14 at the
and look for signs of invasive plants in the coming University of Wisconsin-Whitewaters Perkins Stadium.
Although the Vikings fell 19-8 to Catholic Memorial
months and years, Downie said.
She said the group will remain committed to its mis- to finish state runner-up, they finished 17-3 overall and
sion statement, which includes the tag line: Cultivating still had one of the best seasons in school history.
Stoughton defeated Green Bay Notre Dame 8-4 in the
sustainable solutions.
Bill Livick semifinals.
Anthony Iozzo

10. Hospital changes

street configuration
Driving and parking near
Stoughton Hospital will get
a lot easier once the construction of a new parking
lot is done.
The decision to make
changes came with some
controversy and several revisions before final
approval in early September.
A few neighbors had concerns about how the altered
traffic flow would affect
traffic in the area. The original plan introduced in July
called for closing part of
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File photo by Mark Ignatowski

Above, a lock and chain shut the gate to MillFab/Holley Mouddings, Inc. The company ceased operation Sept. 24 after falling into financial difficulties.

playoffs, Stoughton led at

halftime but ran out of gas
in the third quarter, giving
up 22 unanswered points in
a 28-13 loss.
But getting the program
back to the playoffs meant
a lot to running Zach Hasselberger and this years
Our freshmen year,
everyone in the program
said no one would make
the playoffs, Hasselberger
said. Our group, we wanted to change that.
After falling a game short
a year earlier, this senior
class didnt want that feeling again.
On the wall in our locker room there is a stick that
says 2014 playoffs, this
group of seniors will forever be able to come back and
see it, Vikings head coach
Jason Thiry said. Its an
unbelievable bond, and
theyll always have that.
With several juniors and
underclassmen playing this
year, Thiry has high expectations moving forward.
They are going to have
to buy in even more that
last year to get to the levels of the DeForest, MGs
and Waunakees, he said.
Were happy for our program, getting over the first
hump. But if youre a competitor you always want
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hospital and adding a total

of 59 spaces to two parking lots. Hospital officials
said closing Ridge Street
would give pedestrians safer
access to the building, but
some neighbors feared more
traffic would be diverted
to Lynn Street. In addition, other neighbors asked
that truck traffic from I-K-I
Manufacturing be dealt with
as the residential streets are
not supposed to have semitrailer traffic.
The updated plan limited
truck traffic, added some
stop signs and created a
requirement for the city
to look at traffic and parking issues after the street
changes have been made.
The citys proposed compromise aimed to reduce
through traffic on streets
surrounding the hospital
without inconveniencing people who live there.
Efforts to reduce truck
traffic include no truck
signage in two places and
stop signs on Giles Street at
Lynn Street, on Giles Street
at Church Street and on
Hillside Avenue at Ridge
and Lynn Streets.
Neighbors had also
argued for more public
input on the project. The
proposal was introduced to
the Planning Commission
in early July and sent to the
Common Council who then
asked for the commission to
take another look. A joint
meeting of the Planning
Commission and the Public
Safety Committee included
a public hearing where the
updated plan was formed
and sent back for approval
in August.
Despite some of the early
pushback from neighbors,
the Common Council at
its Aug. 26 meeting unanimously approved a plan to
vacate the sections of road
near the hospital to make
way for the new parking
lot. As part of the plan, visitors will use the lot closer
to the building while staff
will be directed to park in
the expanded lot closer to
Main Street.
-Mark Ignatowski

December 25, 2014

Patricia Marie Ehle

Patricia Marie Ehle

Patricia Marie Ehle, age

70, passed away at her
home on Wednesday, Dec.
17, 2014, surrounded by
her family. She was born
in Mazomanie on Feb. 14,
1944, the daughter of Bernard and Evelyn Deneen.
On June 16, 1962, Pat married Ronald Ehle.
Pat worked in environmental services at Stoughton
Hospital for over 30 years,
retiring in January. She
enjoyed travelling, especially to Jamaica, and spending


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time with her family, especially her grandchildren and
great granddaughters.
Pat is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ron; two
daughters, Holly (Virgil)
Paulson and Abby (Dan Seffens) Fosdal; four grandchildren, Lesley (Brad) Halverson, Colin (Kacie) Fosdal,
Jamie (Greg) Kent and Jillian (Mike Iverson) Fosdal;
four great-granddaughters,
Halley, Charlie, Kyley and
Catalynn; sister, Kathleen
(Tom) Cantwell; brother,
Tim (Kathy) Deneen; and
many relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; daughter,
Loni Ehle; two brothers,
Vince and John Deneen; and
sister, Roberta Haried.
Funeral services were
held on Monday, Dec.
22 at West Koshkonong
Lutheran Church. Burial
took place in Eastside Cemetery. The family would
like to thank the staff of
Agrace HospiceCare Inc.
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George J. Baltes

George J. Baltes

George J. Baltes, age 67,

passed away peacefully on
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. He
was born in Burlington on
Dec. 5, 1947, the son of
Dominic and Madeleine
George grew up in Kenosha. He attended UW-Madison, where he met his future
wife, Kathi. On May 18,
1974, they were married.
Together they lived in Milwaukee and Alaska, before
returning to Wisconsin and
settling in Stoughton where

they raised their family.

George worked for many
years as an internal auditor for Rock County. He
enjoyed golfing, fishing
and vegetable gardening.
George is survived by his
wife, Kathi; son, Geoffrey;
daughter, Jennifer; and
aunt, Olga Heiden.
He was preceded in death
by his parents.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 11
a.m. on Saturday, Dec.
27, at St. Ann Catholic
Church, Stoughton, with
Fr. Randy Budnar officiating. Friends and relatives
are invited to a luncheon
immediately following the
services in the church fellowship hall. Burial will
take place in St. Ann Cemetery. Friends may greet
the family from9 a.m.until
the time of servicesSaturday at church. The family
wishes to thank the staff of
Meriter Hospital Heart and
Vascular Unit and Stoughton Hospital Home Health.
Please share your memories
at: CressFuneralService.

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Stoughton, WI 53589

Patricia Kay Olson

Patricia Patty Kay
Olson, 69, of Black Mountain, N.C., passed away
peacefully on Friday, Dec.
19, 2014, at the Hospice
House of Rutherford County.
A native of Stoughton,
she was the daughter of the
late Julian and Lois Croft
Olson. She was an alumnus of the University of
Southern Maine where she
received a bachelors degree
in social work. Until her illness, she enjoyed employment with Hospice of Rutherford County for the last 18
years, and had worked as a
volunteer with Full Moon
Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary in

Black Mountain. She was a

believer and support of the
Lakota Nation.
Surviving are her children,
Steven Gander of Landrum,
S.C., and Shelley Green and
her fiance, Richard Tardiff,
of Travelers Rest, S.C.; significant other, David Fulling
of Black Mountain; brothers, Doug Olson and wife,
Lisa, of Stoughton, and Rick
Olson and wife, Judy, of
Williams, Minn.; and seven
wonderful grandchildren,
Alex, Moira, and Brianna
Gander, Elizabeth, Sophia
and Casey Green, and Alisa
A memorial service was
held at 5 p.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 21, at the Full Moon
Farm Wolfdag Sanctuary.
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Stoughton History

115 years ago (1899)

High school principal
Arthur H. Scholtz wrote rather
scathing piece, calling out students. His article read, in part:
The results of the examinations given at the high school
last week were, on the whole,
disappointing. They indicate
that, notwithstanding the fact
the school has been in session six weeks, many students
do not yet realize the amount
of work that is required and
demanded in a high school
reports will be sent to parents
this week, showing that there
are pupils in the high school
who have not accomplished
one single thing that was
required to complete the work
of the past six weeks most
of these cases of failure result
from idleness, from waste of
time, from lack of energy, and
from utter want of appreciation
of what constitutes good, honest work and progress.
Johan Stokstad was elected president of the freshman
class at Carroll College.
A local farmer was in the
office before hunting season
opened and purchased a couple dozen No Hunting signs,
saying that he would like an
extra line printed on them, saying Survivors will be prosecuted.
105 years ago (1909)
What is likely the largest real estate transaction in
Stoughtons history took place
when Mrs. Carrie Hudson disposed of her property on Main
Street to Walter Atkinson . She
held the title to the corner lot
on which stands the Hudson
House, a brick building that
houses the picture show and
adjoining lot and frame building occupied by the Chinese
Around 150 friends and
neighbors of Mr. and Mrs.
Hans Veium helped observe
the couples 25th wedding

anniversary at their farm

home, three miles southeast
of town.
Nels Peterson of Rutland
met an untimely death when
he was thrown from a manure
spreader and suffered a concussion of the brain. The accident happened about a quarter
of a mile from the homestead.
He had just let his sister, Ida,
get up into the seat with him
when the four horses hauling
the spreader took off. About a
rod further on, the sister was
also thrown out, but escaped
entirely unhurt.
While digging a gravel from
a pit on the Mandt Wagon
Co.s tract south of the river,
some workmen discovered a
nearly intact female skeleton
around three feet under the
ground. Dr. Trulson said the
skeleton belonged to an aged
white woman but would not
venture to say how long it was
likely there.
75 years ago (1939)
Members of the First
Baptist church in Stoughton
voted at a special meeting to
allow the church property to
return to the Baptist organization. The Rev. Mr. Herring of
the Baptist convention was in
attendance at the meeting, and
urged the local congregation
to continue. As the church has
so few paying members, it was
stated that it was impossible
to carry on. Services at the
church will be discontinued
and it is probable the property
will be sold.
50 years ago (1964)
Stoughton native Elinor
Wright was the fifth person
in the world to have her heart
valves successfully replaced
by artificial ones. The open
heart surgery was performed
at the University of Oregon
Medical School. Wright had
suffered from the scarring of

her heart valves due to a childhood case of rheumatic fever.

Administrative staff at the
Stoughton School District
included: superintendent of
schools Obed Norem, senior
high school principal Warren
Selbo, junior high school principal Robert Jarvis, Yahara
Elementary School supervisor
Hannah Anderson, Kegonsa
School principal Richard
Carleton, West School principal Esther Benson, South
School principal Belle Kalland,
East School principal Helen
Randecker, Lakeside School
principal Anne Kaupanger
and vocational school director
Harold Hoverson.
The recently refurbished
Martin Luther Childrens Home
celebrated its 75th anniversary. The home is designed
to help those children whose
needs can best be served in an
institutional setting in which
all aspects of the childs environment are utilized to help
the child and family resolve
personal and emotional problems.
A three-story home for the
aged, built for the Poor Sisters
of Nazareth, is close to construction, located adjacent to
St. Anns Catholic Church and
the Nazareth House. The building will hold 100 beds, several
shops and a drug store.
Vicki Hoveland was named
Stoughton High School homecoming queen, with Howard
Hellickson named homecoming king. They were
joined on the court by Jan
Kingery, Peggy Berndt, Ebba
Haraldsdatter, Peggy Schaal,
Jon Hajny, Chuck Sundby,
Dennid Roneid and Bill Briggs.
A new, 46-mile stretch
of Interstate 90-94 between
Tomah and Rocky Arbor
was opened, creating 142
miles of continuous freeway
from Tomah to the Illinois
border. The road was built
to ease growing conges-

tion on Highway 12/16 from

Wisconsin Dells to Tomah. The
458-mile Wisconsin interstate
system is due to be completed
in 1972.
Chief Master Sgt. Lee
Onsrud of Stoughton, an aircraft maintenance superintendant, was decorated with
the Air Force Commendation
Medal for meritorious service
in Saigon, Vietnam. He is a
veteran of World War II and
the Korean Conflict.
Confirmands of the First
Lutheran Church Class of 1914
met for a 50th anniversary celebration: Belle Sundby, Edward
Amundson, Edward Stockstad,
Mrs. Roy Pickarts, Mrs. Rosina
Urann, Mrs. David Johnson,
Mrs. Esther Bovre, Raymond
Asleson, Mrs. P.E. Henderson,
Percy Quam, Mrs. Albert
Lerdahl, Mrs. Isaac Anderson,
Mrs. Martha Russell, Mrs.
Raymond Martin, Mrs. Victor
Miller, Maxwell Hellum, Olaf
Hanson, Mrs. Harry Ingraham,
Henry Sveum, Elmer Johnson,
Mrs. William Gourley, Lewis
Stokstad, Mrs. Oscar Sundby,
Charles Bakken, Alexander
Lunde, Clarence Bjoin, Mrs.
Raymond Mathison and
William Dahl.

Menzer briefly explained the interview

process and reviewed the questions to
be used tonight. The board interviewed
Allison, Sorg, Kellie Rhinerson and
Scott Dirks.
Sorg Interview, Allison Sorg was interviewed; Kellie Rhinerson Interview,
Kellie Rhinerson was interviewed; and,
Scott Dirks interview, Scott Dirks was
EDUCATION VACANCY: The first round
of ballots were cast for the vacant board
seat. The results were: Allison Sorg- 2 ,
Kellie Rhinerson - 0, Scott Dirks - 5.
Tina Hunter introduced Scott Dirks to
the Board. Jenny McKenna administered the oath of office to Scott Dirks .
A motion was made by Bev Fergus,
seconded by Donna Tarpinian, and carried unanimously to adjourn at 7:30 p.m.
Tina Hunter, Clerk
Published: December 25, 2014

Scott Dirks, Bev Fergus, Joe Freye,

Wanda Grasse, Tina Hunter, Liz Menzer,
Brett Schumacher, Francis Sullivan, and
Donna Tarpinian. Excused:
ORDER: President Menzer called a
Stoughton Area School District Board
of Education Listening Session to order
on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:36
p.m. in the upper conference room of the
Administrative and Educational Service
Center. Members present: Scott Dirks,
Bev Fergus, Joe Freye, Wanda Grasse,
Tina Hunter, Liz Menzer, Brett Schumacher (arrived 6:45), Francis Sullivan
and Donna Tarpinian. Also present: Tim
Onsager, Erica Pickett and Bev Mansfield (recorder).
Onsager and Erica Pickett presented
City of Stoughton TIF 7 information,
what a TIF is, the impact creation of this
TIF will have on the district and what
the Joint Review Board will consider
at its meeting Tuesday, November 25.
Members asked questions about: taxing impact of failed businesses, state
aid calculation, how other districts have
responded to this kind of development,
and how will this development benefit
the district.
A motion was made by Tina Hunter,
seconded by Frank Sullivan, and carried
unanimously to adjourn at 7:39 p.m.
Tina Hunter, Clerk
Published: December 25, 2014

25 years ago (1989)

Stoughtons rosemaler
extraordinaire Ethel Kvalheim
was honored on Capitol Hill
in Washington, D.C. with one
of 13 national heritage fellowship awarded by the National
Endowment for the Arts. She
received a $5,000 endowment
and a letter of congratulations
from President Bush.
Stoughton High Schools
homecoming court is: Lisa
Goodell, Dawna Slinde, Mike
OConnor, Eric Elvekrog,
Jason Model, Heidi Siebert,
Pam Maerz, Mari Hack, Mark
Halverson, Chris McGee,
Jenifer Kratz, Chad Stafford,
Shelley Prough, Steve Fahey,
Jeremy Skaar and Andrea

Stoughton Area Schools
superintendent Jim Fricke
was nominated for national
Superintendent of the Year
by his colleagues in the district. Frickes 18 years of service to the district were praised
by fellow administrators.
The murder trial of former Stoughton businessman
Gary Homberg began. He is
accused of murdering his wife,
Ruth Ann, in 1983. She has not
been seen or heard from since.
Sharon Jacobson, Hombergs
mistress, took the stand,
and was cross-examined
by defense attorney Dennis
Burke. The case was reportedly the first to be tried in the
state without a body. Homberg
was later found guilty.
Dane County officials
approved a $155 million
budget, about a 12 percent
hike from 1988, said county
executive Richard Phelps. The
amount means a county tax bill
of $240 for a $50,000 house.
Highlights include establishment of a county recycling
center, airport expansion and
creation of a groundwater protection program.
The Stoughton City Council
unanimously approved creation of a 17-block business
improvement district (BID)
that stretches along Main
Street, from Page Street east
to Stoughton Lumber. An
estimated $20,000 a year will
be raised from the district,
according to city officials.
10 years ago (2004)
Taxpayers will hear from
Stoughton school board members the specific amount of
additional taxes they say are
needed to prevent laying off as
many as two dozen staff members next year. The district is
facing annual budget deficits
of up to $2 million and more,
beginning with 2005-06.
After City Council members

voted 7-5 to deny a motion

to hold a meeting between
Stoughton Hospital representatives and neighbors to discuss concerns about a hospital
plan to expand parking, Mayor
Helen Johnson scheduled a
meeting to do just that. The
Stoughton Plan Commission
had voted 6-1 to approve a
proposal to expand the parking
lot by razing a house, and add
more parking on a now-vacant
lot the hospital purchased several years ago.
Ellie Jackson was named
SHS homecoming queen, and
Darin Oler was named homecoming king.
Stoughton High School
senior Ben Waller recently
received his Eagle Scout award
for a project he completed at
the high school. He designed
and oversaw the installation
of an outdoor patio area in
the courtyard, including three
tables and benches, shrubs,
and a trash receptacle.
In a move to stop Wal-Mart
from building a supercenter in
Stoughton, leaders from area
towns met with a prominent
law firm that has battled WalMart elsewhere in the state.
Ed Harvey and Glenn Stoddard
of Garvey and Stoddard, S.C.
told leaders from the towns
of Rutland, Dunkirk, Dunn and
Pleasant Springs they could
be a powerful voice against
developmental pressure from
larger municipalities like
Stoughton and Oregon.
A proposed Stoughton
Area School District referendum would increase the mill
rate about 90 cents to cover
the first year of projected
budget deficits through 2010.
Each succeeding year after
2005-06 would see mill rate
increases from 12 to 22 cents
per thousand dollars of property valuation.
-Scott De Laruelle

Glen A. Gauper

Case No. 14PR868

1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
March 22, 1925 and date of death November 20, 2014, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1035 Skagdalen, Stoughton, WI 53589.
3. All interested persons waived
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is April 3,
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
December 16, 2014
Michael D. Rumpf
PO Box 1
Cambridge, WI 53523
Bar Number: 1015663
Published: December 25, 2014 and
January 1 and 8, 2015


The City of StoughtonPlanning

Commissionwill hold a Public Hearing
onMonday, January 12, 2014 at 6:00
oclock p.m., or as soon after as the mat-

ter may be heard, in theCouncil Chambers,Public Safety Building, 321 South

Fourth Street, Second Floor,Stoughton,
Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposedConditional Use Permit Application by Purple Ocean LLC, for an indoor
commercial entertainment use (Restaurant) at 208 W. Main Street, Stoughton,
Wisconsin. The property at 208 W. Main
Street is currently owned by Dale Beck,
and is more fully described as follows:
Parcel number 281/0511-082-14469, with a legal description of: ORIGINAL
E 47 FT OF S 99 FT THF. This property
description is for tax purposes and may
be abbreviated.
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning
Administrator at 608-646-0421
Michael P Stacey
Zoning Administrator
Published: December 18 and 25, 2014

Stoughton Area
School District
November 17, 2014

A special meeting of the Board of

Education of the Stoughton Area School
District was called to order Monday, November 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Administrative and Educational Services
Center Board Room by President, Liz
Fergus, Wanda Grasse, Tina Hunter, Liz
Menzer, Brett Schumacher, Francis Sullivan, and Donna Tarpinian. Excused:
Joe Freye.


Stoughton Area
School District
November 24, 2014

A learning session of the Board of

Education of the Stoughton Area School
District was called to order Monday, November 24, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Administrative and Educational Services
Center Board Room by President, Liz
Menzer. A quorum of the Board will be
present. A formal meeting of the Board
will not be convened. No formal Board
action will be taken.



The City of Stoughton Planning

Commission and Business Park North
Committee will hold a Public Hearing onMonday, January 12, 2015 at

6:00oclock p.m., or as soon after as

the matter may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building,
321 South Fourth Street, Second Floor,
Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposed Conditional Use Permit Application by Nicole Hines and
Jordan Tilleson, for a Commercial Animal Boarding (Dog Daycare) use at 300
Business Park Circle, Stoughton, Wisconsin. The property at 300 Business
Park Circle is currently listed in Dane
County records as being owned by the
City of Stoughton, and is more fully described as follows:
Parcel Number: 281/0511-051-01443,
(This property description is for tax
purposes and may be abbreviated)
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning
Administrator at 608-646-0421
Michael P Stacey
Zoning Administrator
PublishedDecember 25, 2014
and January 1, 2015


To the Citizens and Land-Owners of

the Town of Pleasant Springs:

December 16, 2014, the Town Board of

the Town of Pleasant Springs adopted
an Ordinance Establishing a Permit Requirement For Agricultural Commercial
Vehicles and Implements of Husbandry.
A full copy of the Ordinance is available
at Town Hall, 2354 County Highway N,
Stoughton WI 53589, during regular
business hours, or by email or regular
mail by request. The Town Clerk can be
contacted at 608-873-3063 or by email at
Legislation adopted in 2014 increased the allowable weight and length
of agricultural vehicles operated on Wisconsin highways. The higher limits apply on town roads unless a town adopts
an ordinance to require the vehicle
owner to obtain a permit before operating a vehicle which exceeds the previous weight limits. In order to protect the
Towns roads from excessive wear, and
assure that vehicles are safe to operate
on town roads, the Town will require
that the operators of agricultural commercial vehicles and implements of husbandry have a permit to use town roads
if the vehicles exceed 80,000 pounds in
weight and/or the overall length limit of
60 feet for a single vehicle and 100 feet
for a two-vehicle combination.
Farmers who have any questions
about farm vehicles should contact the
Town to determine whether a permit is
The Ordinance imposes a forfeiture
for overweight operation.
/s/ Cassandra Suettinger
Published: December 25, 2014

December 25, 2014

Courier Hub

102 Bingo

163 Training Schools

402 Help Wanted, General

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone. From

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340 Autos

EVENING CLEANING help needed in

Oregon, WI. Full or Part-time. Shifts
starting at 4, 5 or 6pm, Monday-Friday,
NO WEEKENDS! Vaucuuming, dusting, mopping, rest rooms, etc. Apply at
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Touson Dr., Janesville, WI, or call 608752-9465.

143 Notices
Empty Truck/Trailer
Also Phoenix & California
Will do household and vehicles
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review ads to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous
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150 Places To Go
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DONATE YOUR Car, Truck, Boat to

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342 Boats & Accessories

Over 700 new and used in stock.
Visit the largest marine & motorsports
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350 Motorcycles
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355 Recreational Vehicles

ATV & SIDE-BY-SIDE Headquarters.
Huge blow-out pricing. Door busters
Youth ATV's starting at $699 plus FSD.
Over 100 Honda CF Moto at liquidation$/
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com (wcan)

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


part-time, salary with potential
commission. Other benefits apply.
Well established, high-traffic salon.
Must be highly motivated people
person and a team player. Oregon
area. Please send resume to
OTR TEAM & Solo Drivers
Solo average 2500-3500 mpw
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Repeat Customers
Great Pay Package w/bonus
Health Dental Vision HSA
401k Vacation & Holiday Pay
1 year Class A experience preferred
888-545-9351 Extension 13
Industrial Dr, Jackson, WI (wcan)
Hiring personnel for residential
cleaning position.
Days only. Become a part
of our growing team!
Call 608-835-0339

441 Sales & Telemarketing

LOOKING FOR part-time and full-time
Promoters/Recruiters. Business ownership or sales experience a plus. 608285-2442.

Stoughton - 700 W Main St

Great blend of old and new in this renovated 3 BR, 2 BA
home in the heart of Stoughton.
New kitchen, updated baths, with h/w floors, all new
wiring, and many other updates. Large garage with
storage and new porch. MLS#1733386

Dan Wagner
(608) 630-5101
Bunbury & Associates

453 Volunteer Wanted

ON SUNDAYS the Northside Farmer's
Market needs volunteers to work the
info booth, answering questions about
the market and processing foodShare
transactions. foodShare at the Market
allows individuals to use their benefits
to purchase healthy and locally grown
produce and other food. Madison-area
Urban Ministry's circle of support Program is designed to provide structured
support to individuals returning from a
period of incarceration.

Increase Your sales opportunities

reach over 1.2 million households!
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For information call 845-9559 or 873-6671.

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GUN SHOW January 2, 3 & 4. La Crosse Center, South
Hall, 300 Harborview Plaza. Fri 3-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm,
Sun 9am-3pm. Admission:$6 14 & Under FREE. Buy/Sell/
Trade 608-752-6677 (CNOW)

ON SUNDAYS The Northside

Farmer's Market needs volunteers to
work the info booth, answering questions
about the market and processing
FoodShare transactions. FoodShare
at the Market allows individuals to use
their benefits to purchase healthy and
locally grown produce and other food.
Madison-area Urban Ministry's Circle
of Support Program is designed to
provide structured support to individuals
returning from a period of incarceration.
We are seeking volunteers to help
equip them with adequate knowledge
of resources in the area, addressing
their needs of residency, employment,
support, treatment, transportation and
education. Do you have bookselling
experience? Literacy Network is looking
for a reliable, skilled volunteer to assist
with the sorting, valuing, online posting,
and shipping of books collected for a
spring book sale. Hours are flexible but
we prefer someone available to come in
9:30am-1:00pm on Wednesdays. Call
the Volunteer Center at 608-246-4380
or visit for
more information or to learn about other
volunteer opportunities.

516 Cleaning Services

-Part-time PM Cook (4pm-7pm);

-Part-time NOC Care Specialist (11pm-7am);
-Part-time AM Cook (6am-2pm).
Competitive wages and voluntary benefits offered.
Preferred candidate will have assisted living
experience; however, training is provided.
If interested, stop by and pick up an application
or download one at
Completed applications should be submitted to:


Sienna Crest Assisted Living, Inc.

Lois Gilbert, Manager
981 Park Street
Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-7781


all ages! Open 7 days a week! Hounsell's
W13196 Hwy 23, Ripon 920-748-2360
& 302 Prospect Ave, North Fond du Lac
920-322-9483 (wcan)

606 Articles For Sale

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LLC- An authorized DirecTV Dealer.
Some exclusions apply - Call for details
800-918-1046 (wcan)


Pipe Plate Channel Angle Tube ReBar
Grating Expanded Ornamental Stainless
steel & Aluminum. New, used, surplus.
12 acres usable items. Pal Steel Co.
262-495-4453 Palmyra, WI (wcan)

548 Home Improvement

Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
Basement Systems Inc.
Call us for all your basement needs!
Waterproofing. Finishing. Structural
repairs. Humidity and mold control. Free
Estimates! Call 800-991-1602 (wcan)
"Honey Do List"
No job too small

646 Fireplaces, Furnaces/

Wood, Fuel
dry oak, cherry, maple
free delivery to Stoughton area $110.00
Face, $300 cord
608-873-3199 OR 608-445-8591, leave
Volume discount. Will deliver. 608609-1181
THEY SAY people dont read those little ads,
but YOU read this one, didnt you? Call now
to place your ad, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

35 + Years Professional
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648 Food & Drink

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666 Medical & Health Supplies

The affordable solution to your
stairs. Limited time $250 off your
stairlift purchase. Buy direct and
save. Please call 800-598-6714 for
free DVD and brochure. (wcan)
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little or no cost to you. Medicare Patients
Call Health Hotline Now! 800-431-3924
medical alarm and 24/7 monitoring. For
a limited time, get free equipment, no
activation fees,
no commitment, 2nd waterproof alert
button for free and more.
Only $29.95 per month.
800-281-6138 (wcan)
SAFE STEP Walk-in tub Alert for
Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal.
Approved by Arthritis Foundation.
Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4 inch stepin. Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American
made. Installation included. Call 800940-3411 for $750 off. (wcan)

672 Pets
AKC SPRINGER Spaniel puppies
Black/White, Liver/White. born
November 14. Parents on site. $500
715-257-1360 (wcan)
Ready after December 16. Parents onsite. Email 563580-0383 (wcan)
Yellow & Black Born 11/12/14
Shots & Dewormed
Parents on site. 920-526-3512

Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.

576 Special Services

Listen and Learn
Financial Video Library
provided by Donald Lipske,
and surrounding area.
Merry Law Offices 608-205-0621
No charge for initial consultation. "We
are a debt relief agency.
We help people file for bankruptcy relief
under the bankruptcy code."

586 TV, VCR &

Electronics Repair
DISH TV RETAILER. Starting at $19.99/
mo for 12 mos. Free Premium Movie
Channels. FREE equipment, installation
& activation. Call, compare local deals!
800-374-3940 (wcan)

601 Household
sizes in stock. 9 styles.
2133 Eastern Ave, Plymouth WI
Open 7 days A Week (wcan)

Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is
currently looking for a Nutrition Services Clerk.
The non-benefit position is 16 hours per week,
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Monday Thursday, 3:00
pm 7:00 pm on Fridays. The successful
candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word,
organized and a self-starter. This position
includes supervising the kitchen staff, meeting
with residents, charting in medical records and
other clerical duties. Exceptional customer
service is a must.
Interested candidates should submit application

Lori Maerz
Food Service

(608) 873-5651
Ext. 216
Fax (608) 873-0696
Equal Opportunity Employer Smokefree/Tobacco free campus


Sienna Crest and Sienna Meadows of Oregon

are looking for new members to join our team.
Positions are available as follows (all positions
include every other weekend):

New job site leftovers.

6' X 8' mirrors (8) $195 ea.
4' X 6' mirrors (5) $135 ea.
5' X 7' beveled mirrors $195
4' X 6' beveled mirrors $155
Free Delivery, Free Cutting.
Installation available.
(888) 4-mirror (wcan)
602 Antiques & Collectibles

618 Building Supplies:

Tools & Fixtures

35 years experience. Dependable.
Detailed. Call Debbie 608-225-9763


Care SpeCialiStS/Cook Wanted


Pumpkin Patch Preschool is a parent co-operative preschool

established is 1973. We are now accepting applications for the
2014-2015 school year for a childcare/teacher assistant. This
position is our afternoon program runs from 3:30 to 6:00 Monday
through Friday, following the district calendar.
We are looking for an experienced, caring, energetic professional
to assist in our afternoon care program. Salary is $11.00/hr and
for 12-20 hours per week. Must be at least 18 years old.
Learn more about our school at
Please send letter of interest and resume to:
900 W. Wilson St., Suite 2
Stoughton, WI 53589



Do you have an interest

in Norwegian heritage
and culture?

Consider being a volunteer for

the Norwegian Heritage Center in
Stoughton, opening in early 2015
We are seeking volunteers with an interest in
Norwegian heritage and culture and working
with the public. Volunteer opportunities
include serving as receptionist, tour guides,
assisting with events, and other needs. To
learn more, please contact Darlene Arneson,
Manager, at darlene@norwegianheritagecenter.
org or 608-501-8549 for more information
and an application.

WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ATV's &

Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" now. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center,
Shawano 866-955-2628 (wcan)

692 Electronics
Only $19.99 per month. Free premium
channels HBO, Starz, Cinemax &
Showtime for 3 months & free receiver
upgrade! NFL 2014 Season Included.
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800-320-2429 (wcan)
DISH TV Starting at $19.99/month (for 12
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696 Wanted To Buy

$75,000 IN Cash for old guitars, amps,
ect! Gibson, Fender, Martin!
I will come to you! 920-467-4762 (wcan)
TOP PRICES Any Scrap Metal
Cars/Batteries/Farm Equipment
Free appliance pick up
Property clean out. Honest
Fully insured. U call/We haul.
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

705 Rentals
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- 233 S. Main St. 1BR apartment, garage, washer/dryer $630 month.
Call 608-455-7100
$740-$780- includes heat, water/sewer.
608-222-1981 x2 or 3. No dogs, 1 cat
ok. EHO.
VERONA-2 BEDROOM, A/C, no smoking, H/W included, cats negotiable, coinop laundry, semi-private yard, garage
extra, $835/mo, 608-558-7017

720 Apartments
OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available for
summer/fall. Great central location. Onsite or in-unit laundry, patio, dishwasher
and A/C. $720-$730/month. Call 2557100 or
55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $695 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388


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
THEY SAY people dont read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or


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

High efficiency appliances, A/C, new
steel front door/storm, insulated
6-inch sidewalls. $10,000
By owner. 608-835-8552

750 Storage Spaces For Rent

10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900




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


We Are Here For All Your Vehicle Needs!
1411 Hwy. 51 North,
Stoughton, WI
Call 888-873-7310


250 OFF

Purchase of New or Used

In-Stock Unit
Expires 1-10-15.

770 Resort Property For Rent

BEAUTIFUL HOME on Lake Arbutus
2 hours N of Madison.
Great snowmobiling, ice fishing, boating,
and ATVing. Sleeps 12.

845 Houses For Sale

Cozy, starter home. Friendly
neighborhood. Beautiful large double
lot w/many trees.
825+ sf, 2BR,1BA.
Full basement. $75,000.
Contact 563-212-0109

970 Horses
16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

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.
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Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
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Courier Hub

Two Part-Time Staff Needed for

the Norwegian Heritage Center in
Stoughton, Opening in Early 2015
These part-time positions will support
daily operations of the Norwegian
Heritage Center including welcoming
visitors, assisting with general public
and tour groups, general receptionist
duties and general reception functions.
Normal work week is expected to be
Tuesday through Saturday.
may vary with an occasional evening
schedule. To learn more, please
contact Darlene Arneson, Manager,
at or
608-501-8549 for more information and
an application.

Administrative & Logistics Assistant

Duties include: Logistical processing of customer orders with coordination
with vendors, sales staff, billing and customer service representatives.
Performing data entry and using software program (e.g. MS Office, MRP/
ERP Oracle systems preferred) and Logistics software from various freight
Excellent communication abilities are essential.
Some background experience in purchasing, inventory control,
transportation and warehousing functions is desired.

Send your resum to:

Treads Direct LLC (Midwest Rubber)
250 Industrial Circle, Stoughton, WI 53589

Kuhn North America, Inc. in Brodhead, WI is a global leader in the agricultural machinery industry!
Parts Inventory Planner - The Parts Inventory Planner is responsible for the accurate planning, scheduling, and expediting
of repair parts to satisfy current customer demand and anticipated demand by utilizing and maintaining electronic tools and
product/process knowledge. Duties include regular review of system reports to determine inventory actions, initiate parts
expending activities, create/maintain item data, and implement inventory changes based on ECNs. Experience working in an
inventory control environment is required. Knowledge of and experience in the areas of customer service, inventory, logistics,
agricultural equipment and intermediate computer skills (MS Word and Excel, ERP/AS400, Internet and e-mail is preferred.
Technical Publications Specialist - The Technical Publications Specialist is responsible for creating operators, parts, assembly
and option manuals and assisting with other technical publications as requested to meet sales, marketing and customer service
needs. Knowledge of and experience using CAD (Pro/E & Solidworks), desktop publishing software (such as Adobe Framemaker,
Pagemaker, InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop), translation software, Microsoft Word and Excel and related experience in
engineering documentation is preferred. Knowledge of heavy machinery manufacturing and agricultural products is a plus.
Dealer Development Specialist The Dealer Development Specialist develops and maintains tools for Kuhn North Americas
distribution partners and coordinates and manages assigned projects and programs related to dealer relations, Customer
Relations Management (CRM) and promotional items to support the development and growth of the Kuhn North America (KNA)
dealer network in the US and Canada. Specific duties include coordinating customer relations management tools and programs,
managing the overall promotional item selection and distribution program, and conducting annual dealer qualification and
early order process. A bachelors or Associates Degree in agri-business, marketing, communication or administration and
knowledge of the agricultural industry is preferred. Advanced application knowledge and experience in word processing (Word)
and spreadsheet applications (Excel), presentation software (PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, Internet and e-mail is required.
Experience/knowledge of database management software (Lotus Notes), Adobe Photoshop and desktop publishing (Quark or
Adobe InDesign) is preferred.
Dealer Development Assistant - The Dealer Development Assistant performs assigned administrative duties that support
the Dealer Development and Dealer Credit functions. Responsibilities include data entry and verification, word processing,
mailings, telephone & e-mail communications with dealers and salespeople, promotional item order processing and distribution,
application processing and internet research. An Administrative Assistant Associates Degree and knowledge of the agricultural
industry is preferred. Intermediate application knowledge and experience in word processing (Word) and spreadsheet
applications (Excel), presentation software (PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, Internet and e-mail is required. Experience/knowledge
of database management software (Lotus Notes) is preferred.
Logistics Assistant - The Logistics Assistant performs a variety of administrative duties while maintaining a high level of
interaction with Sales Support, Regional Distribution Centers, Purchasing, and other departments in Kuhn North America, to
facilitate domestic and international shipments. Responsibilities include obtaining international freight quotes, preparation of
domestic and export documentation and compliance record keeping and communication of shipment status. Two years related
administrative assistant experience in an international sales/logistics function and an Administrative Assistant Associate Degree
is preferred. Experience in word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet applications (Excel), database management (Lotus
Notes), Internet and e-mail is required.
Design Drafter - The Design Draftsperson develops and maintains CAD models and drawings, BOMs, and other engineering
documentation. An Associates Degree in mechanical design or related CAD and engineering support experience is required.
ProEngineer CAD software experience is preferred.
CNC Machinist (4th/Weekend Shift) The position requires set up and operation of machining equipment including various
presses, mills, hobbing equipment and manual/CNC lathes. The position requires the ability to operate measuring and material
handling equipment, read blueprints and perform basic math functions. A vocational diploma in machine tool and production
machining experience is preferred.
Custom Fabrication Technician (Monday Friday, 6 AM 2:30 PM) - The employee performs various duties related to
prototype and general shop support including the layout, build, maintenance and repair of developmental work, tooling and
material handling devices. The position requires knowledge and basic skills in the areas of machining, metal fabrication, welding,
torch and plasma cutting, grinding, assembly and dimensional layout. A qualified candidate must have in depth knowledge of at
least one major skill-set of welding or machining or metals fabrication and basic skills and experience in others.
Fabrication (2nd Shift) Seeking operators of fabrication equipment including shear, brake press, punch press, saw and NC
backgauge. The position requires the ability to read blueprints, complete fabrication measurements, operate forklift, overhead
crane, and sheet lifters. Experience operating fabrication equipment is preferred.
Fabrication Material Handler (2nd Shift) The position is responsible for raw and finished material movement, record and
inventory reports, requires basic blueprint reading, and use of measuring devices. Experience with warehouse receiving and
inventory systems preferred.
Janitor (2nd shift) The position performs a variety of cleaning and minor maintenance tasks in and around building and
facilities. An ability to operate powered equipment (ie: forklift, sweeps, scissor lift, truck & plow, scrubber) is preferred.
Paint Prep (2nd Shift) - The entry-level position involves preparation of the unit for the paint process (power washing, scraping,
decal application, and material handling). The ability to operate a forklift and hand tools is required.
Welder (2nd Shift) - Seeking skilled welders to weld unit shells, sub-assemblies and components. A vocational diploma in
welding or a minimum of two years production welding experience is required. Experience in GMAW and flux cored arc welding,
blue print reading and operating material handling equipment is preferred.
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Second shift runs M Th, 3:15 PM 1:15 AM PM and 4th/Weekend shift runs Friday Sunday, 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A
high school diploma or GED is required for all positions. We offer a competitive wage and complete benefit package (health,
life, dental, and disability insurance, paid vacations and holidays, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement) for these full-time positions.
Pre-employment drug screening is required. Complete application at:
Kuhn North America, Inc., 1501 West Seventh Avenue, Brodhead, WI 53520

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We Wish You a
Blessed & Joyful Christmas!

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