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Voters living in Aldermanic District 2


will have a choice of three candidates for
Common Council in next weeks primary
election.
Former alder Ross Urven and political
newcomer Mike Gilbert are challenging
council president Michael Engelberger in

Turn to Election/Page 3

A thousand
words

Photos by Scott Girard

Afternoon full of fun


The Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers held their annual
Norse Afternoon of Fun Sunday, showing off dance moves and
raising money for an upcoming trip to Norway. The event included
more than 30 raffle items, a silent auction, the introduction of the
2015 Syttende Mai King and Queen and plenty of performances.
Above, seniors Macy Fuller, Patrick Reilly, Ben Brandt and Jordyn
Weum pull off an acrobatic move during the Little Man dance.

Hechts photo exhibits try to


make art more accessible to all

Left, Macy Fuller is shocked as her partner, Skyler Gunderson, misbehaves along with the other boys in Snurbakken.

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Below, Ella Athnos, left, 4, spins her sister Charlotte, 4, as they


showed off their own dance moves during intermission.

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Whether its here in his new home in


Stoughton or back in his native New York
City, Michael Hecht knows how art and history can open doors and minds.
The talented assistant director of leisure
services at Skaalen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will present an exhibit on
World War II during a one-day showing at
the center Feb. 19. From prestigious art galleries and museums to modest day centers
of retirement homes, Hecht takes his show
with him and enjoys being able to use his
considerable crafts to connect with people.
Families will say, Thanks for exercising
my parent from the neck up, Hecht said.
I bring the certain knowledge I have of art
and history and of my readings; I tie things
to literature.
For this project, Hecht is touching on
family connections, including letters home
from his uncle, Brooklyn-born Louie

Inside
Find out who will be the 2015 Syttende
Mai King and Queen
Page 2

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If you go
What: Michael Hecht exhibit on World
War II
When: Thursday, Feb. 19
Where: Skaalen Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center, 400 N. Morris St., Stoughton
Info: 873-5651

Gunnar Helland and Jessica Wendt lead the way during the Swedish Weaving
Dance.

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Stoughton residents Bob and Jodi Coon look at their Community Appreciation Award, presented by
Mayor Donna Olson at the Norse Afternoon of Fun Sunday.

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Hansons named royalty


for 2015 Syttende Mai
Dan and Jodi Hanson will
serve as this years Syttende
Mai royalty during the annual heritage festival in May.
Dan and Jodi met in the
summer of 1984 and were
married in September 1987
at First Lutheran Church.
Both are graduates of
Stoughton High School, Dan
graduating in 1980 and Jodi
in 1984. Dan was born and
raised in Stoughton while
Jodi moved to Stoughton
from Madison with her family when she was 6.
Dan graduated from Ripon
College in 1984 and took a
job with Radio Shack where
he managed companyowned retail stores in the
Madison and Janesville areas
for 13 years. In 1997, Dan
left Radio Shack corporate
and he and Jodi opened their
own Radio Shack franchise
in Stoughton. They also
became the local USCellular agent and DishNetwork
dealer. Over the next few
years, they opened an additional location in Evansville
and a USCellular-only store
in Oregon.
While Dan was working
and expanding the family
business, Jodi was raising
the family. Jodi also took
care of other children in
their home while their kids
were growing up. They have
two children, Justin, 26, and
Schyler, 22. Jodi spent many
days volunteering as a chaperone for school field trips
and made sure their two children remain active. Jodi and
the kids spent many hours
helping in the family business.
After opening their Radio
Shack, Dan became more
active in the community.
They joined the Stoughton
Area Chamber of Commerce
and became active members.
Dan has served on the board
of directors for the Stoughton chamber, Stoughton

Area Youth Center and the


Shillelagh Foundation. He
currently serves on the board
of directors for the Stoughton Hospital and the Friends
of Norwegian Culture. He
has also served on the City
of Stoughton Main Street
Enhancement Committee
and has participated in various school programs and
coached his sons Tri County basketball team.
Dan and Jodi are members
of First Lutheran Church in
Stoughton, Dan all his life
and Jodi since their marriage
in 1987. Jodi was active in
the church as a confirmation
teacher and Dan has served
on the memorials committee.
Both Dan and Jodi currently serve as co-chairs of
the Friends of Norwegian
Culture Organization and are
proud to be part of Stoughtons Norwegian Heritage
through the connection the
group has to the Stoughton
High School Norwegian
Dancer Organization. Dan
and Jodi served for three
years in the Stoughton Norwegian Dancer Parent Group
in several different leadership capacities. They also
are members of the Stoughton Sons of NorwayMandt
Lodge.
Dan and Jodi truly feel
blessed to be part of the
Stoughton community.
They have been involved in
many fundraising activities
that support school sports,
Stoughton Norwegian Dancers, many other school activities, programs and Booster
Clubs, Stoughton Food Pantry, the Golf to Cure Diabetes event and many others.
They support many other
causes in the Communities
where they have their stores
including programs for the
youth, the seniors and everything in between.
Submitted by
Barb Zander

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Building on record of achievement


Annual report shows increased community benefit, more patients served
Bill Livick
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Stoughton Hospital
continued to accumulate
accreditations and state and
national recognition for
patient satisfaction in 2014.
As in 2013, the hospital
was again recognized with
awards for patient satisfaction in both general hospital services and its emergency department, and also
as a healthy workplace for
employees.
The American Association of Cardiovascular and
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
recognized the hospitals
commitment to improving the quality of life by
enhancing standards of care.
The National Rural
Health Association again
named Stoughton Hospital among the top 20 critical access hospitals in the
nation for patient satisfaction.
The American Heart
Association recognized
the hospital as a Gold FitFriendly Company for
a healthy workplace for
employees.
Those are just a few of
the accolades the hospital
received in the past year.
President and CEO Terry
Brenny said such recognitions are evidence that
in 2014, the hospital has
stayed (the) course with
our mission of providing
safe, quality healthcare with
exceptional personalized
service.
Were not only maintaining our record of
achievement but building

on it, Brenny said in an


interview with the Courier
Hub.
Another prestigious recognition came from The
American College of Radiology, which gave the
hospital its Gold Seal of
Accreditation, representing
the highest level of image
quality and patient safety.
Brenny said the accreditation is significant because
it increases the hospitals
credibility and ability to bill
third-party payers.
Third-party payers and
Medicare and Medicaid
look for accreditation as a
condition of payment, and
it also builds confidence in
the department, he said.
He said being named one
of the Top 20 critical access
hospitals nationwide for
patient satisfaction is further evidence that Stoughton Hospital continues to
improve each year.
Brenny said that as other
hospitals show continuous
improvement, it has the
beneficial effect of forcing Stoughton Hospital to
be at that higher stratum of
achievement.
Youve got to continually perform and improve,
he said.
The past year of growth
and development was
rewarding in other ways, as
well.
Brenny said the hospitals outpatient business
increased, and emergency
rooms and urgent care volumes are up from last year
as well.
He said the hospital welcomes and serves patients

By the numbers
Statistics for fiscal year of Oct. 1, 2013 Sept. 30, 2014
Stoughton Hospital age: 110 years old
Patients served: 13,678
Patient satisfaction: greater than 95%
Total community benefit: $1.9 million
of all the major medical
clinics in the area, including Dean Medical Center,
Unity Point Health-Meriter,
and UW Hospitals, as well
as independent physicians
specialty practices such
areas as orthopedics and
gynecology.
All Stoughton medical
clinics are associated with
Stoughton Hospital and
refer patients to us, said
Brenny.
The hospital began a new
program last year of helping
people sign up for health
insurance coverage in the
marketplace established
under the Affordable Care
Act, also known as Obamacare. The hospitals Certified Application Counselors
had 182 appointments for
the service, according to
hospital records.
Also, the Wisconsin Hospital Association named
Ken Wahlin the 2014
Trustee of the Year. Wahlin served as chair of the
Stoughton Hospital Governing Board and Executive
Committee and completed
a seven-year tenure on the
board last fall.
Hospital officials also
worked on developing modernization plans in 2014.
Brenny said this spring

hell make final recommendations to the Governing


Board for approval for the
hospitals ambulatory care
project, which will include
an expanded emergency
room, urgent care, physician clinic space for visiting
specialists, a new laboratory, an ambulatory surgery
facility, and ambulatory
infusion rooms for patients.
He said the improvements
would be about a 20-month
project assuming that we
get final approval for our
financing plan, develop our
construction contracts and
all that.
Planners would like to
break ground late summer or fall and complete
the project by mid-year of
2017.
The first stages of the
project will include redesigning the parking lots and
streets on hospital property. Brenny expects those
changes to take place this
spring and summer.
A lot of this construction
will be phased to minimize
disruption and maintain
essential services, he said.
We cant do it all at once,
but we will take major bites
into it and progressively do
it to achieve minimum disruption.

Election: Kettle Park West among most-discussed issues


Continued from page 1
the primary. The two top
vote-getters will face off in
the April general election.
Most voters are aware
that one of the hot-button
issues here has been the
Kettle Park West development and whether the city
should help subsidize the
project through the use of
tax-increment financing.
Engelberger has been
staunchly opposed to using
TIF to support the development, while Urven and Gilbert have said they support
it.
In an interview with the
Courier Hub last month,
Urven stressed hes not
challenging Engelberger
so much as simply seeking to return to the council
in hopes of representing a
younger demographic.
Urven won a vote of the
Common Council in September 2013 to fill a vacant
seat, but he resigned five
months later after moving
from District 4 on the citys
west side to a home on the
east side. The 28-yearold has lived in Stoughton with his wife, Heather,
since 2012, and the couple
recently celebrated the birth
of their first child.
He thinks the city needs
more general stores in
addition to the niche businesses that already exist
in order to get residents to
spend money here versus

Candidate questionnaires
Page 7

Engelberger said the city


should become proactive in
creating plans for developments, then recruit developers interested in enhancing
our planned developments.
We should be responsible
for smart growth of our
community focusing on
industries and businesses
that bring good jobs.

Guardian IG not likely to build here


A city official confirmed a
rumor Tuesday that Stoughton is no longer in the running
for a large manufacturer to
build a production facility in
Business Park North.
City finance director Laurie Sullivan said the Guardian Interior Glass Inc. hadnt
sent us an official notice,
but what weve heard is that
theyre looking for an existing building now and arent
looking to build at this time.
Last August, the Common
Council discussed the prospect of Guardian building a
204,000-square-foot plant
that would initially employ
80 to 100 people. The council
later unanimously authorized
Mayor Donna Olson and her
staff to prepare a developers

agreement and a tax-increment financing project plan


for the expansion of Business
Park North. The city owns a
35-acre parcel in the business
park that officials thought
would be close to the ideal
size for the company.
A couple of city alders had
told the Courier Hub off the
record that Guardian probably would not be coming to
Stoughton to build. Sullivan
confirmed those comments.
Guardian is headquartered
in Auburn Hills, Mich., and
manufactures fabricated glass
products, fiberglass insulation
and other building materials
for commercial, residential
and automotive markets. It
also has offices in Madison.
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Vote

Tuesday,
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District 2 polls
Engelberger

Gilbert

driving to another community to shop or shopping


online.
Unlike Urven, Gilbert
said hes directly challenging Engelberger to unseat
him. He told the Courier
Hub, I think I can do a better job than hes doing in
representing District 2 constituents.
Gilbert, 63, recently
retired from a career at
Cummins Inc. and Nelson
Global Products and has
lived in Stoughton for most
of his life.
He said he believes Kettle
Park West will be good for
the city by providing business opportunities, residential growth, jobs and tax
revenue. He also thinks city
leaders clearly followed
steps required in the citys
comprehensive plan and Big
Box ordinance in winning a
divided councils approval

All voting for District 2 is


held at the Stoughton Fire
Urven
Department training room.
Polls are open from 7
a.m.
to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
for the development.
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Direct Legislation Petition Gives YOU Power to Decide
Corridor developments, he
BUT Only if YOU Sign Petitions
wrote in response to a Hub
Issue: Should Citizens have power to vote yes or no every time City wants to borrow $1 million+ for any
question.
Engelberger, 55, agreed
TIF project?
that city officials should
You already have that power with the school district. Why not have that power for TIFs. Think of
look for opportunities for
Citys proposal to give $5.1 million in tax dollars to subsidize a developer & WalMart.
infill development of our
downtown district.
Want Citizen Power, then SIGN petitions we gave you at your door, sign bottom as circulator & put
He said the council
in mail slot at our Headquarters. If you dont care, skip, petition drive will fail & you wont have
should have approved
that power.
developing KPW but without the use of TIF from
PETITION DEADLINE TO CITY--Tues. 2-17-15
the city. He disagreed with
Monday, we had over 62% of 900+ signatures we need. YOU Sign - We WILL Succeed!
his opponents views of
Return signed petitions immediately to Headquarters, 343 E. Main St. Lost yours? Fill out bank
whether the city properly
petitions on office door 24/7.
followed guidelines in the
KPW approval process,
Your signature is power! Let the People Speak at Ballot Box!
saying, it was botched
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Time to speak: Kettle Park West is not a done deal

Signatures needed for direct legislation


Stoughton Forwards referenda
petition drives almost finished.
Were short the needed 900 plus signatures we need to turn in to city hall
not later than Tues. at 4:30 p.m.
By the time you read this, well
probably have about 600 or more signatures for the petitions.We will keep
working, as we have for months, but
you will decide whether this petition
drive is successful.
How?You have each received a
flyer petition packet at your home. If
we missed you, go to our Headquarters, 343 E. Main, and sign the petitions in a folder hanging on the office
door 24/7.
Direct legislation referendum petition is the game changer. If we turn in
the minimum 866 valid signatures for
this petition, then the question is on
the ballot - thats the law. If citizens
then vote yes, the ordinance becomes
law.
Ordinance requires city to conduct
referendum if they borrow more than
$1 million for any TIF project.City
plans to borrow the $5.1 million for

KPW in two lumps - half in 2015 and


half in 2016. Its likely the 2015 borrowing may fall under the borrowing
referendum requirement and the 2016
would. KPW Phases II and III are
rumored to need additional millionplus in city TIF gifts to the developer.
Each would require referendums.
With a strong Vote NO on Corporate Welfare campaign, the KPW
project may be rejected by voters.
We need your two-to-five more
signatures on the direct legislation
petition returned no later than Sunday, Feb. 15, to the headquarters.
Drop it in the mail slot on the door.
Fighting Bob LaFollette gave us
the direct legislation law in 1911 to
enable us to beat corrupt city political parties. We must use this law now
to save our own community for ourselves and posterity.
The balls in your court! as they
say - act fast or we all lose.

Buzz Davis
Stoughton

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If you have not heard, forgotten or quit paying attention, the


KPW project is still a hot topic
in Stoughton and it is not a done
deal.
Until they actually break
ground, the citizens still have a
voice in referendum questions
being petitioned right now for the
Spring election.
The KPW project has been
mired in many questionable practices carried out by the mayor and
some council members, dividing
and degrading our council and
citizens, they have threatened the
integrity and unique fabric of our
city. Our mayor and six council members abused their power,
giving away our treasures in the
form of TIF. The $5.1 million
TIF is a huge sum of money that
they have swindled from the tax
payers for this project without
even asking.
I dont think a council split

right down the middle, represents


the people, especially the majority, silent or not.I attended several city council meetings and listened to hundreds of testimonies
between January and December
2014, hearing overwhelming
opposition to this project and tax
give away. While the majority of
the people speaking out, writing
emails and letters were against
this project, the mayor insisted
on breaking the tie of the council
each and every time in favor of
the KPW project and TIF money
by saying, The people have spoken.
This is not democracy, the
people have not spoken. I urge
you to go to wsto-online.comand
watch any of the council meetings between Jan.28 and Oct.28,
especially those two dates and
you will hear for yourself the
bleedof the people against this
project.

Our mayor and six council


dismissed each and every citizen by never braking rank with
their vote, all the while making a
mockery of the process and turning the meetings into a series of
shameful disrespect.This is not
democracy, the people have not
spoken. Again, $5.1 million is a
lot of money that many citizens
do not even know was promised
to this project.
I have walked the streets for
hours talking to hundreds of
people who had no idea this was
going on in Stoughton. This is
not democracy, the people have
not spoken. I urge you to please
sign the petition today.
Time is running out, let your
voice be heard at the ballot box,
let the people speak!
Terry Parisi
Town of Dunn

The Kettle Park West process mattered, and still does


The way municipalities make
decisions is a good measure of a
democracy.
Democracies work best when citizens:
1) know what governments are
considering in transparent ways,
2) are allowed to express their
needs and opinions early through
community forums or surveys, and
3) are invited to be at the table
throughout the process in formal
and informal ways via community
engagement, committees, and public hearings.
Yes, we can all want additional growth, more children in our
schools, or extra shopping, but how
we obtain these things matters. The
end does not justify the means in a

working democracy. That is why


so many citizens and businesses
remain disturbed about what just
happened in Stoughton regarding
Kettle Park West. If we dont fix
what just happened, why wont it
happen all over again on topics like
downtown redevelopment or the use
of TIF money for some other public purpose?
City Hall and too many council
members demonstrated the willingness to throw citizens and businesses under the bus over the
last 18 months. There was never a
single community forum on KPW
when it took shape as a major TIF in
2013, City Hall deliberately avoided following Stoughtons 2005
TIF policy, the first developers

agreement was never vetted by the


Finance Committee before council
approval, the Maxfield economic
impact study was kept from being
improved by council members, and
on and on it goes.
If Stoughton democracy is measured by what just happened here,
we have little to be proud of. The
challenge now is to make sure that
the process that was used here is
never allowed to happen again.
That is why so many citizens and
businesses are interested in getting
the process fixed once and for all
through a lawsuit, petition or whatever means are yet available.
Roger Springman
Stoughton

Other cities have felt the impact of Wal-Marts growth


Stoughton is faced with a development proposal that involves putting a
Wal-Mart supercenter on presently
unbuilt land. Before you invite WalMart to become your biggest neighbor, you should learn what you can
about how Wal-Mart understands
civic duty.
There are relevant stories WalMart wont tell you. Id like to share
one from Auburn, Maine.
Wal-Mart already had an Auburn
big box when they decided to expand
to a supercenter. It wouldnt fit on
their existing site, but a quarter-mile
away there was a larger parcel of
undeveloped land. A hilly spot with
mature pine trees, it was designated
in the citys long-term zoning plan to
be preserved as greenbelt.
But now Wal-Mart wanted it.
Dealing on the quiet with local government, they developed alliances
and got the zoning change they needed placed on a meeting agenda. The
law required advance public notice

of the agenda, so notice was given:


a bland reference to an unspecified
zoning change.
The zoning change passed, and
the general public found out after the
fact.The response: a petition drive
to undo the zoning change by referendum.
Getting the signatures required to
force a referendum wasnt a problem.But Wal-Mart fought the referendum campaign in court and simultaneously set to work on the former
greenbelt. Soon, the hill was stripped
of its trees, blasted and graded flat.
When the courts finally ruled that
the community was entitled to vote,
the campaign to preserve the greenbelt threw up its hands and surrendered. Victory then would only
mean that Wal-Mart would be prevented from building on its new mud
flat.
No vote was ever held. The WalMart supercenter was built, and the
former Wal-Mart became a vacant

eyesore.
Wal-Mart has never been pretty,
but its ability to grow faster than
the society that supports it has been
impressive. Growth is indispensable
to the Wal-Mart business model. If
growth stops, Wal-Mart would soon
become a chain of middle-aged big
boxes on a sea of crumbling asphalt.
No excitement there for a new generation of customers, or for investors
either.
Threats to growth terrify WalMart, and sometimes Wal-Mart
responds to them in ways you might
describe as bullying. If youre an
800-pound gorilla, sometimes you
can get away with it.
Each town has its own story, and
the Auburn story wont be repeated
in Stoughton. Still, the Auburn story
tells you who you are dealing with.
Chuck Baynton
Whitefish Bay, Wis.

Kettle Park West should be farmland, not a superstore


As a small scale and beginning
farmer, I feel everything happens for
a reason. There is a reason I stumbled onto the Stoughton Library page
one year ago and clicked on a link
called friends of Stoughton and
stumbled on the Kettle Park West
project questioning, why were
we not notified, why werent the
city of Stoughton residents notified
either? I walked into the mayor and
hand wrote my letter of discontent
then, and this is now.
I am a firm believer that farmland
should be farmed or preserved,not
paved over. You may say, easy
to say? I say, no, what is easy to
believe is I grew up in the country
outside of the once little town of
Cottage Grove which is no longer a nice little town surrounded by

farms and farmland and a main street


you could ride your horses up and
down. Now, it is a mini-Chicago,
with houses, strip malls north, south,
east and west of the city, all in the
once beautiful farmland. Everything
so crowded, and taxes so high, you
cannot breathe. I cant even visit
there anymore. I would not want
this to become Stoughton, but it can
if people do not act and vote to have
transparency about what is going on
in their own home town.
I also believe that people leave
the farm; the farm never leaves the
people. This can be changed with
giving the power back to the people
who help preserve the small town
heritage, values and the growth of
main street shops.
Many citizens in and outside of

the city of Stoughton live and love


Stoughton for its small town beauty,
and they should have a right to vote
for the funds to re-vitalize their small
town one way or the other. There are
not many small towns left, and with
that, there is not much farmland left,
and once it is all gone it is not
hard to figure out what happens next.
Turn in your signed petitions for
the questions to be on the ballet and
so for the referendum at 343 E. Main
St. Sign them as your own circulator.
Drop them in the door slot as soon
as possible, or mail them. Let your
voice and vote be heard.
Fear is a habit, food is a right, and
so is the right to vote.
Marita R. Kehl
Stoughton

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February 12, 2015

Courier Hub

Stoughton Opera House

People Brothers Band returns with award-winning music


Great vocalists, musical
diversity are keys to
groups soulful sound

If you go

Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

One of the states top soul/


rhythm and blues bands returns to
the Opera House Friday.
Based in Madison, The People
Brothers Band first played the
historic Opera House stage in
2013. Since then, the eight-piece
band has recorded and released
a new album, Middle of the In
Between. The album features 15
tracks, most written by one of the
groups two main songwriters and
excellent singers Bobby Gronna
and Teresa Marie Scrivens.
The band walked away with two
awards in the 2013 Madison Area
Music Awards Best Blues Album
(for the bands live album, released
in 2012) and Best Blues Song (for
the track Looky Here Mister).
The group was also named R&B/
Soul Artist of the Year 2014 in
the annual Wisconsin Area Music
Industry awards.
Co-founder Tim Lochner said
band members were happy to be
recognized by our peers like that,
despite the band not having much
of a presence in the Milwaukee
area.
The People Brothers music is an
upbeat mix of soul, R&B, rock and
jam-band improvisation.
Lochner, who co-founded the
group with drummer Greg Schmidt
in 2009, said the Opera House provides an opportunity for the band
to take a somewhat different bent
on performing. The band is used
to playing clubs and music festivals where theres lots of room to
dance. That wont happen at the
show Friday because the venue
is a seated concert hall, but Lochner says the band is excited for the
opportunity regardless.
One of our favorite things about
playing music in an eight-piece
band is that were so diverse,
he said in a telephone interview.
Getting to play there gives us an
opportunity to show the diversity
in our music.

Who: The People Brothers


Band
Where: Stoughton Opera
House, 381 E. Main St.,
Stoughton
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.
13
Tickets: $15 for reserved seats
Call: (608) 877-4400
We love being able to switch
it around and play different events
and venues. We tailor the set list to
where were playing and what the
crowds like.
The band doesnt often get a
chance to play in an ornate room
with outstanding acoustics, Lochner said, and will probably play a
lot of our slower stuff. But its still
fun, and we love it.
The band has emerged as one
of Madisons tightest and most
soulful groups, featuring vocalists Scrivens and Gronna, whose
singing alone is worth the price
of admission. The band also has
a host of fine musicians and back
up singers, including standouts on
lead guitar (Nick Avery-Bucher)
and rhythm guitar (Tim Lochner),
saxophone (Matt Simmermann),
keyboards (Gronna), bass (Scott
Lochner) and percussion (Schmidt
and Adam Schmieding).
Our strength really is the balance we have between all these
different musicians, Lochner
observed. Theres a lot of diversity in our music and also in our
personal lives.
While the band bills itself as a
rhythm and soul group, Lochner
said, at least half of us are rooted in the jam-band scene and are
influenced by the Grateful Dead
and the Allman Brothers and Phish
and stuff like that.
The band can also turn out slower, more introspective numbers
written in the singer-songwriter
vein by one of its lead singers.
The People Brothers are also
known for organizing a couple of
large music events in southern Wisconsin. The Charity Jamboree is
coming March 7 to the complex on

Photo submitted

The People Brothers Band returns to the Stoughton Opera House on Friday with a funky mix of soul and rhythm and blues.

East Washington Avenue in Madison that includes the High Noon


Saloon, The Brass Ring and The
Brink Lounge and Nightclub. With
more than 40 bands, its billed as
Madisons largest one-day indoor
music fest. All proceeds from the
festival go to the campaign to end
multiple sclerosis, the UW Carbone Cancer Center and the American Diabetes Association.
The band also organizes The
People Fest a three-day outdoor
music festival on 300 acres in the
hills outside Hillsboro. This years

festival, Aug. 6-8, will feature


more than 60 bands.
Lochner understatedly said both
events take a lot of time and energy to pull off.
Everybody in the band chips in
in their own way, he said. Were
like a big, long-armed octopus
helping out. Its a real example of
teamwork.
With various members having
full-time jobs and raising families, the band stays close to home,
performing mostly in western
and central Wisconsin, Iowa and

Minnesota.
This year will mark the groups
fourth appearance in the Mid West
Music Fest in Winona, Minn., in
April.
Weve been playing the Winona-La Crosse Driftless region
a lot, Lochner said. We had
our first headlining show at the
Caboose in Minneapolis a couple
weekends ago. It was a pretty big
deal, and we definitely feel like
were building our fan base with
every show. Were doing it on our
own and doing it the right way.

February shows: Folk, bluegrass and classic country coming to Stoughton


his Wikipedia entry, Gorka
is noted as the preeminent male singer-songwriter
of what has been dubbed
the New Folk Movement
in a 1991 Rolling Stone
magazine article. Gorka
now makes his home near
St. Paul, Minnesota, and
in 2014 released his 12th
album and first new collection in five years.
Wheeler has released
13 albums since her 1983

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Bluegrass Festival and Red


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Marty Stuart is a star of
traditional country music.
Hes spent over four decades
performing and celebrating
American roots music. He
landed a job playing guitar in Lester Flatts band in
the 1970s, followed by five
years in Johnny Cashs band
(1980-85) and a chart-topping tenure as a solo country
artist in the 90s.

VFW Badger Post 328 Inc.


200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton

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Friday Night

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that gives them the freedom


to create their own rules.
Greensky released its fifth
studio album, If Sorrows
Swim, last September. It
debuted at No. 1 on Billboards Bluegrass chart and
No. 5 on ITunes Country
chart. The band has performed on such illustrious
stages as Bonnaroo, the Austin City Limits Festival, the
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Telluride

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200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton

Every Friday Night Meat Raffle starts at 5-ish


Every Thursday night Bingo starting at 7:00 p.m.
Serving Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Open to the Public

debut. Like Gorka, she has


a streak of humor running
through her music thats
especially prominent in her
live performances.
Greensky Bluegrass band
comes to the Opera House
with its uncanny mix of
bluegrass, rock and pop
music. The five-piece band
hails from Kalamazoo,
Michigan, and approaches
their music from an openended, rock perspective

All dinners include baked potato, full salad bar,


dinner roll and glass of champagne.
Music by Mikey Fuss & the Cherokee Three

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performing their quirky


brand of acoustic music
on guitar and accordion
since the mid 1960s. Expect
humor, oddness and fun
from the duo who take themselves not too seriously.
John Gorka and Cheryl
Wheeler have gained more
than a bit of fame in the
world of acoustic music
for their heartfelt ballads,
insightful lyrics and rich
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Lots of good music is


coming to the Stoughton
Opera House in the second
half of February, including
Madisons own Lou and
Peter Berryman on Valentines Day, singer-songwriters John Gorka and Cheryl
Wheeler on Saturday, Feb.
21, Greensky Bluegrass
on Thursday, Feb. 26, and
the inimitable Marty Stuart
appears Saturday, Feb. 28.
The Berrymans have been

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Coming up

Community calendar

sack lunch. The cost of the class is


$40.
Are you looking for an opportunity
For more information or to registo get out of the house and get some ter, call 841-1195.
exercise during the colder weather
in a safe environment? If so, con- Library family movie
sider walking the halls of River Bluff
Enjoy free popcorn and juice at the
School.
library while watching a movie based
At no charge, River Bluff will be on the book Alexander and the Teropen to the public from 5-7 p.m. rible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad
Mondays through Friday, January Day by Judith Viorst. This PG-rated
through March.
movie will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday,
For more information, call the Feb. 14.
Stoughton High School athletic
Free tickets will be available at the
office at 877-5620.
childrens desk starting at 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Stoughton OptiTax preparation
mists Club.
The City of Stoughton will be
offering tax preparation every Thurs- Local attorney hours
day from 12-5 p.m. beginning Jan.
Local estate planning and elder
29 and ending April 2.
law attorney Eric Christoffersen will
Appointments made by walk-in be holding office hours at the senior
only at 724 E. Main St. in the back center on the third Monday of each
part of the building.
month.
Christoffersen assists clients with
Valentines Day heart craft
issues ranging from basic wills to
Enjoy listening to special story complex trusts and from probate
time guest Michael Hecht from administration to medical assistance
Skaalen Home at the library at 9:30 planning.
a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.
He will not charge for the meetAfter the story and a song, decorate ings at the senior center. You may
a heart cut-out to take home and hang be offered the option of retaining his
up or give as a gift to someone special. law firm for a fee if additional work
The activity is for ages 0-5. No is required on your matter.
registration is required.
To make an appointment, call 6620440
or email edc@dfgrams.com.
Babysitting class

Walking the halls

Stoughton Hospital will be offering a babysitting class from 9 a.m.


to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in
the Bryant Health Education Center.
Boys and girls ages 11 and up will
learn babysitting skills.
Participants are asked to bring a

R Olde House Society meeting

R Olde House Society will have


its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 19, at 131 S. Prairie St.
ROHS is a group of people preserving Stoughtons treasures, one
house at a time.

Bring a treat to share and your beverage of choice. For more information, visit roldehouse.com

Patsy Cline tribute artist


The rendition of Patsy Cline was
so popular this summer that Karen
Wickham has been invited back to
share her talent again.
Get out of the house, bring some
friends and enjoy this show at the
senior center at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

Family winter nights


The Cooksville Community Center
is sponsoring the second of three free
Family Winter Nights from 6:308:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the
Cooksville Lutheran Church, 11927
W. Church Street.
The next event is scheduled for
6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14.
For more information, contact
Emily at 873-9559.

Lunch and Learn


Do you enjoy reading to your
grandchildren? Would you like to
know more about how to make the
most of the time you share in helping
children learn through reading?
Join librarian Amanda Bosky at
the senior center at noon on Thursday, Feb. 26, to look at a variety of
books and talk about how to select
books for the right age level, how
to provoke discussion while reading
with children and how to encourage
early learning development when
reading with children.
Come just to listen and bring a
sack lunch or call by noon on Feb.
25, to reserve your lunch.

Thursday, February 12

3 p.m., Presentation on surgery for heavy periods,


Stoughton Hospital, 873-2356

Friday, February 13

9:30 a.m., Coffee with the Mayor, senior center


9:30 a.m., Valentines Day Heart Craft, library
11 a.m., Senior center Lunch Brunch Group (register), Pizza Hut, 873-8585

Saturday, February 14

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Babysitting class (11 and up,


$40), Stoughton Hospital, 841-1195
10 a.m., LEGO Club, library
2 p.m., Library Family Movie Afternoon, library
6-9 p.m. Candlelight skiing, Lake Kegonsa State
Park

Sunday, February 15

1 p.m., Sons of Norway bowling, Viking Lanes, 8737209

Monday, February 16

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


206-1178
7 p.m., Stoughton School Board meeting, administration building, 877-5000
7 p.m., Town of Dunn Board meeting, Town Hall

Tuesday, February 17

Spring primary election


1 p.m., Healthy Aging presentation, senior center
6 p.m. Pleasant Springs Town Board meeting, 2354
County N, 873-3063
6:30 p.m., Evening Story Time, library
6:30 p.m., Movie Night: Henrik Ibsen: The Father of
Modern Drama, Sons of Norway - Mandt Lodge, 317
S. Page St., 873-7209

Thursday, February 19

3 p.m., Theater Group meeting, senior center


5-9 p.m., Third Thursday shopping, downtown
Stoughton
7 p.m., R Olde House Society meeting, 131 S.
Prairie St., roldehouse.com

Friday, February 20

Bahai Faith

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911


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

Bible Baptist Church

2095 Hwy. W, Utica


873-7077 423-3033
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship

Christ Lutheran Church

700 Hwy. B, Stoughton


873-9353 e-mail: office@clcstoughton.org
Sunday: 8 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:10 a.m. Family Express followed by Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
6:30 p.m., Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, Worship, Imposition of
Ashes and Holy Communion

Covenant Lutheran Church

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-7494


covluth@chorus.net covluth.org
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Ezra Church

129 E Main St, Stoughton 834-9050 ezrachurch.com


Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m.

First Lutheran Church


310 E. Washington, Stoughton
873-7761 flcstoughton.com
Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Fulton Church

Christ the King Community Church

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton


884-8512 fultonchurch.org
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.

Christian Assembly Church

Good Shepherd By The Lake


Lutheran Church

401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303


christthekingcc.org Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

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

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton


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

Cooksville Lutheran Church


11927 W. Church St., Evansville
882-4408
Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School

A Life
Celebration Center

873-4590

1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton


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

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here weekly!
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to advertise on the
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Church Page.

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

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton


873-9838 lakevc.org
Sunday: 9 and 11 a.m. worship

Cultivate a Sense of Leisure


Work and Productivity may be important,
but they arent the only important things in
life, or even the most important things in
life. Most of us would probably agree that
God and our family should come before our
job, and that the whole point of work is to
help us support ourselves and our families.
A much neglected area of many peoples
lives today is leisure. We are so busy with
work and the workaday aspects of life (e.g.,
cooking, cleaning, etc.) that we dont find
time for play. Play can be anything from
playing catch with your children to enjoying
music to playing games. The arts are also
an important aspect of leisure, and simply
going to a museum or to the movies can be
a nice break from the monotony of our work
lives. Children are often better at playing than
adults, so you might just let the kids decide
on the playtime activity. Try something you
havent tried before. Throw a Frisbee or
make up a new game. Put on a play with
your family or friends, or play a guessing
game. There is no end to the ways in which
we might enjoy our leisure time.

Christopher Simon via Metro News Service

I know that there is nothing better for


people than to be happy and to do good
while they live. That each of them may eat
and drink, and find satisfaction in all their
toilthis is the gift of God.
Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

Seventh Day Baptist


Church of Albion

1 p.m., Patsy Cline Tribute with Karen Wickham,


senior center

Stoughton Baptist Church

5 p.m., Bingo with food, Sons of Norway - Mandt


Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 873-7209
6:30-8:30 p.m., Cooksville Family Winter Night,
Cooksville Lutheran Church, 11927 W. Church St.

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton


561-7450 albionsdb@gmail.com
forministry.com/USWISDBGCASD1
Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10
Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath
Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton
873-6517
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship;
6 p.m. - Evening Service

Saturday, February 21

Tuesday, February 24

St. Ann Catholic Church

6 p.m., City of Stoughton Finance committee, Public


Safety Building
7 p.m. City of Stoughton Common Council, Public
Safety Building

United Methodist of Stoughton

1 p.m., Book discussion group: The Art Forger by


Barbara Shapiro, senior center, 873-6281
1:30-2:30 p.m., Parkinson Support Group: Open discussion, senior center, 873-8585

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.
525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton
stoughtonmethodist.org
Stoughtonumc@Wisconsinumc.org
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

Wednesday, February 25

Thursday, February 26

12 p.m., Lunch and Learn: reading with children


(reserve lunch by noon on Feb. 25), senior center,
873-8585

Friday, February 27

1 p.m., Classic Movie: Bing Crosby Documentary,


senior center
2 p.m. Library Family Movie Afternoon, library

Support groups

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
www.anewins.com

Diabetic Support Group


Parkinson Group
6 p.m., second Monday,
1:30-2:30 p.m., fourth
Stoughton Hospital, 628- Wednesday, senior center,
6500
873-8585
Grief Support Groups
Multiple Sclerosis Group
3 p.m., third Tuesday,
10-11:30 a.m., second
senior center, 873-8585
Tuesday, senior center,
873-8585
Low Vision Support
Older Adult Alcoholics
1-2:30 p.m., third
Thursday, senior center,
Anonymous
873-8585
2 p.m., Tuesdays, senior
center, 246-7606 ext. 1182

Submit your community calendar


and coming up items online:

ConnectStoughton.com
ungcalendar@wcinet.com

Dist. 2 Candidate questionnaires

owning two businesses have


given me great insight and
perspective in representing the
best interests of citizens in our
community.
Will Kettle Park West ultimately be good for Stoughton,
and in a reasonable amount
of time?
If KPW gets built as approved
with TIF, the city may see a benefit in increased tax revenue to
provide services in 17-20 years.
Had my advice been taken to
approve the project without
TIF the project would generate
tax revenue that would go to
providing services to the community immediately after being
built. I dont believe that is an
appropriate payback period. In
addition much of the infrastructure paid by the TIF should be
paid by state and federal taxes
not by municipal TIF. A fresh
approach to city development
to replace the reactive approach
we have is advised.
Did the city handle the
process the right way? What
could it have done better?
The KPW process was
botched from the beginning.
From the signing of a developers agreement in the middle of
the night prior to initiating an
economic impact study to not
following city development policies to holding the final Joint
Review Board meeting when
many could not attend set the
stage for a secretive approach.
Many citizens felt left out of the
process. These actions divided
the community and created a
sense of mistrust in their government. An open and honest
transparent process is always a
better option when dealing with

the publics interests. It was


embarrassing to watch.
What is the primary thing
Stoughton needs to do to
attract business growth?
Our approach has been reactionary to developers looking to
develop in Stoughton. We need
to become proactive in creating plans for developments,
then recruit developers interested in enhancing our planed
developments. We should be
responsible for smart growth
of our community focusing on
industries and businesses that
bring good jobs.
How can the city and
school district work together
to foster economic development and bring young families
to Stoughton?
We need smart growth to
attract and recruit businesses
to our city that provide high
paying jobs. Families will move
here, build homes here and earn
enough money to spur economic development necessary to
grow our tax base and increase
school enrollments. We need to
be on the same page.
How much of a priority
should the city make attracting tourism?
This should be a high priority. We have a very unique
downtown with our landmark
historical buildings and neighborhoods. We have a wonderful Opera House attracting
National Acts and ever increasing events. The priority is to
constantly draw people to our
local businesses to keep our
local economy prospering.
Whats the best answer for
dealing with Hwy. 51 traffic

for the coming years?


Decisions have been made
to control traffic with roundabouts. Some like them, some
dont. They do make traffic flow
better and they are safer. We
have to prepare for the likelihood of a bypass at some point
by enhancing our downtown
so people will spend time and
money there regardless.
To what extent should the
city focus on street maintenance?
In order to have good
streets, we need to maintain
them. If we hold off and postpone projects it costs more
down the road. Holding off too
long makes it impossible to
afford and other services may
need to be cut at the expense
of having streets we deserve.
What other major issues
will the city face in the next
two years?
In addition to focusing on
industrial developments by
attracting and recruiting high
tech companies that pay family sustaining wages to attract
families, we need to focus on
redevelopment and infill development of our downtown district. This will take a great deal
of planning to make sure we
get the right balance of mixed
use development that will
enhance our historic nature,
flow from the river front to
main street and throughout our
downtown arts district. This
will take a considerable amount
of planning, commitment and
cooperation to get it right, and
I hope we are up to that challenge.

to communicate, work cooperatively, listen to all viewpoints


Age: 63
and make good decisions.
Family: Married for 43 years
Will Kettle Park West ultito JoAnn. Two adult children:
mately be good for Stoughton,
Brad (Stephanie) Gilbert and
and in a reasonable amount
Amy (Syd)
of time?
Anderson.
KPW will ultimately be good
Four grandfor
Stoughton by providchildren:
ing business opportunities,
Tom, Grace,
residential growth, jobs and tax
Elisabeth and
revenue. Once the initial roads,
Anne.
infrastructure and construction
Lived in
are completed, the area will be
Gilbert
Stoughton
attractive to other businesses
since: 1960
considering location options in
Education: BS in Business
this part of Dane County. The
Administration from
KPW development will help
UW-Platteville, 1981.
create new jobs and incentives
Occupation: Recently retired. for families to move to our
community. The City had the
Employer/job title: I began
foresight to include the area
working in our local family
now referred to as KPW in the
business, Gilbert Motors, in
Comprehensive Plan over 10
the early 1970s. Since 1976, I
years ago. It will be exciting to
have worked in the corporate
see that vision play out in the
offices of Nelson Industries,
years ahead.
Cummins Inc. and Nelson
Did the city handle the
Global Products. I held a variety of management/leadership process the right way? What
positions including Purchasing could it have done better?
Manager, Cost Estimator,
The steps required by the
Network Administrator, Project Comprehensive Plan and Big
Manager and Manager of
Box Ordinance were clearly
Customer Service.
followed by the City Council,
Political experience: None. Planning Commission and other
agencies the past 4+ years. For
Other notable affiliations:
projects of this magnitude, there
Member of Stoughton Rotary
is room for improvement. A
Club since 2004 and Club
thoughtful review of the process
President in 2008. Two time
will show where improvements
recipient of the Stoughton
can be made.
Rotary Club Paul Harris
What is the primary thing
Fellowship Award. Graduate
Stoughton
needs to do to
of Leadership Stoughton in
2004, Past Junior Achievement attract business growth?
Advisor and Past Boy Scout
We must encourage busiLeader.
ness recruitment and economic
development. The Stoughton
Why are you running for
alder, and why should people community needs to be
positive and proactive toward
vote for you?
responsible sustainable growth,
To serve the community. I
support business and job
grew up, raised my family and creation and establish an enviworked 43 years in Stoughton. ronment that is committed to
I value our history and people. welcoming business creation.
I will bring leadership and
We can enhance marketing
a positive momentum to
strategies and communicaStoughtons future. My manation efforts to promote our
gerial background prepared me city, schools, talented pool of

potential employees, resources


and access to customers and
suppliers. We should build on
the strengths of our economic
base through investments in
infrastructure, education, training and sound management of
land and natural resources to
ensure Stoughton is attractive
to businesses.
How can the city and
school district work together
to foster economic development and bring young families
to Stoughton?
Building on our strong collaborative relationships, city,
school, community groups
and individuals can continue to
work on developing a framework for a shared vision of
21st century education and
workforce development. These
efforts will ensure a students
future success and contribute
to school and city growth.
Creating an ongoing dialog
including marketing, policies,
trends and needs will strengthen our community and school
district. The Fab Lab is a great
example of local businesses
working to bring innovative
ideas to our schools. By investing in Stoughton, we can keep
and attract people who energize
our community and create new
businesses.
How much of a priority
should the city make attracting tourism?
Tourism is essential and
requires collaboration between
the city, business and cultural
communities. In showcasing
our towns assets and interests,
we create a tourism sector that
serves the town, while honoring its traditions and lifestyles.
Promoting our Norwegian
Heritage is a great example of
how this can play out.
To what extent should the
city focus on street maintenance?
The gateways to Stoughton
offer the first impression of
the city to residents and visi-

tors. Routine maintenance is


important on all streets for the
safety of our citizens who walk,
bike and drive. Maintenance is
regularly scheduled, but due
to unforeseen conditions or
weather extremes, extra maintenance may be needed.
What other major issues
will the city face in the next
two years?
Stoughtons slow population and business growth rates
along with potential budgetary shortfalls are concerns.
Along with Kettle Park, we
must keep pursuing the River
Front and Railroad Corridor
Developments. Like most
communities, we face ongoing
challenges of drug and alcohol
abuse and a shortage of mental
health resources.

Michael Engelberger
Age: 55
Family:
Special friend
Julie (Lifelong
Stoughton
resident with
a wonderful
family)
Engelberger
Originally
from: Monona
(My family has been in Dane
County since 1846)
Lived in Stoughton since:
2010
Education: BA Labor
Relations, National Labor
College 2004
Occupation: Retired Labor
Leader
Employer/job title: Business
owner MRE Employment
Services LLC & MRE
Photography
Political experience:
3 year incumbent Alder,
Council President, Stoughton
Landmarks Commission,
Fitchburg Landmarks
Commission, etc.
Other notable affiliations:
Rotary, Downtown Madison,
Inc., Construction Training Inc.,
Tools for Tomorrow Women in
the Trades, Madison Chamber
of Commerce
Why are you running for
alder, and why should people
vote for you?
Im a dedicated servant of
the people. I enjoy community
service and giving back to the
community. My experiences
serving working people for
many years, operating several
non-profit organizations and

Mike Gilbert

Courier Hub

February 12, 2015

There are many questions out


there that have been answered
already but the information
seems to get confused or lost
between city officials and concerned citizens.
What is the primary thing
Stoughton needs to do to
attract business growth?
Stoughtons issue with business growth right now is traffic.
We have many nice stores that
cater to niche markets, but we
lack more general stores. So
people shop online or in other
towns. If we had a few more
stores that offered everyday
essentials, people would stay
in town to shop and have a
bit of a domino effect as that
increased traffic to make the
area more attractive to other
businesses.
How can the city and
school district work together
to foster economic development and bring young families
to Stoughton?
I think the referendum that
recently passed is a good start.
Solid schools are a main draw
for younger families. We also
need to capitalize on the fact
that we are near a bigger city
like Madison, without being big
ourselves which was a large
draw to my family.
How much of a priority
should the city make attracting tourism?
Stoughtons biggest asset is
the Opera House as well as the
historic charm. Pulling in tourists seems a given to me with
those strengths. Being Madison
adjacent Stoughton should pull
in people who want a touch of
old world charm to escape the
bigger city bustle.
Whats the best answer for
dealing with Hwy. 51 traffic
for the coming years?
I am hopeful for the bypass
to be approved. In addition to
limiting traffic downtown to
people who want to be there
instead of just passing through,
I hope it will provide incentive
for developers to build on the
east side of the city.
To what extent should the
city focus on street maintenance?
I may be quite biased,
working as a delivery driver,
but I feel, and hear frequent
complaints about the roads
in Stoughton, especially Main
Street lately. Not that Main is
the only one, but it is frequently
used and should be in better
shape.

Ross Urven
Age: 28
Family:
Wife, Heather.
Jonah, son, 9
days old.
Originally
from:
Whitewater/ Urven
Fond du Lac
Lived in
Stoughton since: 2012
Education: BS in Psychology
and Philosophy, Marian
University
Occupation: Delivery Driver/
Instructor
Employer/job title: Pizza
Hut/Dance Dimensions
Political experience:
Aldermanic District 4,
Stoughton City Council
Why are you running for
alder, and why should people
vote for you?
My main interest in running
for alder is to add perspective.
I feel like the current council
just lacks in a voice for younger
people or those who are starting their independent lives.
I intend to represent people
making a little bit less money
and looking for solid city services, appropriate shopping
options and nice, affordable
housing. I want to keep an eye
for stores selling essentials
within comfortable walking
distance of residents as well as
well funded schools, parks and
libraries.
Will Kettle Park West ultimately be good for Stoughton,
and in a reasonable amount
of time?
I think Kettle Park West is
important to provide options
for people looking to buy
certain staples without resorting to driving to Madison or
ordering things online. A large
number of people Ive spoken
with were excited simply by the
prospect of a larger Wal-Mart
to serve more of their needs
without even caring what other
stores would be involved. I
also hope that it will be an
impetus to bring people in from
nearby small towns who might
then move down the street to
shop and explore the heart of
Stoughton.
Did the city handle the
process the right way? What
could it have done better?
The main issue Ive seen with
the process of Kettle Park West
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and enjoy some old-school
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just before the holidays, is
in full swing with a wide
range of beers and wine,
and offers a comfortable
place for people to either
wind down or wind it up.
Owner Scott Sowlles
was looking to start and
own his own business
after serving as the general manager for the nowclosed Main Street Pour
House, and he found the
answer in the former fire
station on 364 E. Main
St. The name Fahrenheit
364 is both a reference
to the sites history and a
takeoff on Ray Bradburys
famous book-burning scifi novel Fahrenheit 451.
I wanted to stay with
the firehouse theme,
Sowlles said.
The building, bought by
Sowlles in 2010, was built
in 1884 to house the original Stoughton Fire Department, and in more recent
years was home to a tattoo
parlor and consignment
shop.
We did a lot of work,

he said on renovating the


building to house the new
bar.
Sowlles has photos of
the building when it served
as a fire station, thanks to
the Stoughton Historical
Society, and hes planning on adding them soon
to the wall. The building,
which still has its original
tin ceiling and wall coverings, is a reminder of the
old days, and is centered
with a finely crafted bar,
compliments of Sowlles
friend, Mick Magnuson.
Fahrenheit boasts a wide
array of beers more than
50 at the moment.
Im thinking thats
probably the largest selection in town, and Im
pretty proud of that, he
said. We have a little
something for wines Im
not getting too crazy right
now.
Sowlles said business
with its location across the
street from the Stoughton
Opera House has been
good so far, and hes looking for that to improve as
more people hear about
the new venue.
I havent done any
advertising yet, and The
Opera House really hasnt
started they had a show
(on Saturday) but it was
a 3 oclock show, and not
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There are five major
steps to making cider, said
Baird: grind up the apples,
press out the juice, pour the
juice into a tank, let it ferment and transfer the liquid
to a cooler. Honey is added
at some point, though Baird
declined to say when.
Baird said recently hes
experimented with drier,
champagne ciders that
have more honey added
and therefore higher alcohol contents. He recently
made a batch called Death
Valley, which finishes at
10-10.5 percent alcohol by
volume, and served it at the
Isthmus Beer and Cheese
Fest in Madison on Saturday, Jan. 17.
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Cider in Stoughton, heritage matters.
The name Mershon is a
tribute to Bairds ancestors.
Shortly after coming to the
United States from Ireland,
his great-great-grandfather,
Henry Mershon, died and
his wife Sarah remarried,
taking the name Baird for
herself and her children.
Joseph Baird said some
of his relatives want to
change the family name
back to Mershon, but he
feels that would be too
much of a hassle.
I dont want to change
my name, but the cider is in
honor of the name that was
lost, he said.
Bairds nascent cidery
would likely make his forefathers proud. Less than
eight months after moving
into a building on Business Park Circle in north
Stoughton, hes persuaded
eight Dane County bars and
restaurants and 11 grocery
and liquor stores, including
Stoughton Spirits, 965 N.
Page St., to carry his hard
cider. He said hes used
apples from a Stoughton
orchard and honey from
a vendor in Verona, and
wants to continue to forge
relationships with owners
of local establishments.
Baird started making cider for himself and
friends in 2008. At the
time, he said, there werent
many options for cider
drinkers. He pointed out
that the ones that have since
become popular Angry
Orchard and Woodchuck,
for instance contain ingredients like apple juice concentrate, carbonated water
and natural flavors.
Mershons contains
only apples and honey. He
would love to use more
locally sourced apples he
made one batch of cider
using apples he picked from
a small, private Stoughton
orchard near Ricks Lawn
and Garden but said apple
production in Wisconsin
cant compete with states
like Washington and Michigan, where he gets most of
his apples from. He said he
goes through over 5,000
pounds of apples every two
weeks and that orchards in
the area arent big enough
to handle that type of volume.
You have to realize
places like (Greens Pleasant Springs Orchard and the
private orchard) dont sell
bins of bulk apples to juice
companies or someone like
me, he said. They just
sell apples to people that
come in wanting apples and
apple products.
Baird said he decided to
start the cidery in Stoughton because it was more
economical than starting in
Madison, where he lives.
Another plus: The building
he chose was brand new.
Im the very first tenant, he said. With a
cidery, you want everything
to be completely clean
when you first come in.
The cider is available in
a variety of sizes; you can
order everything from 750

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February 12, 2015

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Thats snow fun


Shoveling and sweeping along North Page Street are Addison
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Sebastien
Shechter sits
in the snow
with his sister Addison
Shechter
along North
Page Street.
The recent
snowfall
gave children an
opportunity
to play outside last
week.

Photos submitted

Spaghetti dinner
fundraiser
St. Ann School held its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on
Jan. 30, featuring live music by the Second Swing Around band,
raffle basket drawings, silent auction and a wine raffle.
At right, Emily Matheny and her mother, Michelle, enjoy the spaghetti dinner.

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Milton, five
win titles
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High


School wrestling team
knew it had its work cut
out if it was to get past
host Milton Saturday at the
Badger Conference Tournament.
In a field that included
32 ranked Division 1 wrestlers, the Vikings not only
picked up five individual
conference titles but also
finished ahead of Milton
winning the tournament
with 335 1/2 points.
Milton, which won the
regular season dual title,
finished with 310 points in
second place.
To really have the success we were looking for,
it was pretty exciting to
be able to pull that off,
co-head coach Dan Spilde
said. I thought the guys
wrestled really well across
the board. We had good
intensity, and I thought we
wrestled pretty smart.
Senior Austin Benton
(195 pounds), junior Collin Kraus (138), sophomore Brandon Klein (106),
sophomore Tristan Jenny
(113) and sophomore Garrett Model (132) all won
titles.
Senior Zach Hasselberger (126), sophomore Kaleb
Louis (120) and freshman Tyler Dow (145) all

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What: WIAA Division 1
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When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Stoughton High
School
What: WIAA Division 1
team sectional
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Verona Area
High School

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Senior Nick McGlynn who became the first to 1,000 points in Stoughton High School history since at least 1990 (when coaches began to record and pass along career
stats) celebrates an eventual 47-36 win at Oregon High School Friday. Senior Brady Brusegar (4) rushes in to join the celebration.

Stealing one on the road


Vikings remain in first
after 46-37 win at Oregon

McGlynn reaches 1,000 points


Senior Nick McGlynn
reached 1,000 points Friday
at Oregon, becoming the first
boys player in Stoughton High
School history to reach 1,000
since at least 1990 (when
coaches began to record and
pass along career stats).
McGlynn now leads

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High School boys


basketball team has taken up a new
motto since a loss to Monona Grove
earlier this season One, two,
three, family; four, five, six, fight.
That motto has meant even more
after the team found out about head
coach Matt Hocketts son Braxtons
situation still recovering from a
premature birth.
Fridays 47-36 win at Oregon
(13-4 overall, 6-3 Badger South
Conference) was not just the sixth
straight victory or just the 10th win

in 11 games. Instead, it was another


challenge answered by a team that
becomes closer every day.
That is what we do every game,
sophomore Troy Slaby said. We
are a family, and we fight together.
We keep that motto, and it works for

Stoughton with 1,002 points,


684 rebounds and 191 blocks
in his career.

Career points: 1,002


Sophomore 395
Junior 309
Senior (ongoing) - 298
us.
Stoughton (15-3, 7-1) might not
have run away against the Panthers
like the previous five wins all by
24-plus points but the Vikings
never trailed and jumped out to a
15-point lead in the third quarter.

Oregon juniors Alex Duff and


Charlie Soule who finished with
16 and 12 points, respectively
helped cut Stoughtons lead back
down to 10.
That is when Oregon senior Peter
Kissling was fouled on a 3-point
attempt with two minutes left.
Kissling, however, missed all three
free throws.
They have a lot of weapons. They
have four guys that average between
eight and 12 points per game, so it
is a hard matchup for us, especially
when we are trying to play our 1-3-1
zone, Hockett said. We just want
to try and match up and have one
guarding one even though we are
playing zone on every possession.
Soule did hit a couple of free

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Trautman swims to fifth at conference


Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Chase McMillan swam to a sixth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle Saturday at


the Badger South Conference swimming meet in Fort Atkinson. McMillan posted a
time of 5 minutes, 25.50 seconds.

Stoughton boys swimming


reached the award stand with top
eight finishes in just three events
Saturday at the Fort Atkinson High
School Natatorium.
Ian Trautman clocked a time of 1
minute, 71 seconds to post a teambest fifth-place finish in the 100yard butterfly.
Stoughtons best team finish of
the day came in the 500 freestyle
where Chase McMillan and Adam
Fryer both reached the medal stand.
McMillan led the Vikings to a sixthplace finish in 5:25.50, while Fryer
secured the last spot, taking eight in
5:34.38.

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Ben Schleppenbach added a seventh-place finish in the 100 backstroke in 1:00.27.
The Vikings top relay finish
came via the 200 free quartet of
Gabe Ross, Tristin Heisig, Trautman and Fryer, which took sixth
place in 1:38.10.
Division 2 second-ranked Monona Grove dominated the meet,

winning six of 11 events on its way


to 529.5 points. Milton, ranked fifth
in D2, finished second with 374,
while the host Blackhawks (354)
came in third. Seventh-ranked Madison Edgewood (296) took fourth.
The Vikings finished last 28.5
points behind Oregon/Belleville.
Brady Trainor took third in the
JV 200 free and later joined Trevor
Pope, Quinn Trautman and Aaron
Meyer to finish runner-up in the JV
400 free. Stoughton finished second overall in the JV standings with
295 points, while the Silver Eagles
cruised to the title with 594.
The Vikings varsity team travels
to Baraboo at 1 p.m. Saturday for
the WIAA Division 2 sectional
meet.

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Stoughton Youth Softball
League is offering free skill
development clinics Saturday
evenings this winter through
early spring, culminating with
a pre-evaluation workout with
coach Kristin Siget of the SHS
girls softball program.
The SYS Skills & Drills
Saturdays continue Feb. 14
and run through March 7 at
the Stoughton High School
Field House:
The clinics are free and
open to youth in grades 2
through 12 who reside in the
Stoughton Area School District, pre-registration will be
required for March 7 clinic).

Summer League
registration now open
Registration for SYS 2015
summer leagues is now open.
Players can obtain forms and
submit registrations online at
StoughtonYouthSoftball.com.
Early Bird registration fees
are $90 for the Badger Recreational League and $125
South Central Competitive
League through March 14.
Fees will increase by $10
on March 15.
For more information,
people can contact Keith
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finished with 16 points, but the Vikings lost 60-50.

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It didnt seem like the


Stoughton High School
girls basketball was going
to match Oregon on Tuesday after falling behind by
19 points.
However, the host
Vikings kept clawing back,
and an 11-2 run in the
fourth quarter cut the deficit to just three.
That is as far as the
comeback could get
though, as Oregon senior
Kelsey Jahn knocked down
eight free throws in the
final two minutes to seal
Stoughtons fate in a 60-50
loss.
You cant start the way
we started ... but I told the
girls in the locker room
that I am proud with how
they battled back, Stoughton head coach Brad Pickett said. I think the nerves

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you have to give Oregon
credit. Jahn made those
free throws when she needed to, and they hit some
big shots early.
The Panthers (12-7 overall, 9-2 Badger South)
and Stoughton (14-6, 7-3)
needed a win to remain in
the hunt for a conference
title, and it looked like
Oregon was going to cruise
to the victory early on.
However, a couple of
baskets by Stoughton
junior Hannah Hobson
and another by sophomore
Kendra Halverson cut Oregons double-digit lead to
just four with five minutes
left.
Oregon senior Riley
Rosemeyer, who finished
with 23 points, stretched
the lead back to six before
Stoughton sophomore Payton Kahl picked up a steal

and a layup and Hobson


added a free throw, cutting
Oregons lead to 50-47
with 2:38 left.
That is when Jahn took
over. She finished 8-for-8
from the line in the fourth
quarter and collected 18
total points.
One of our keys to
the game was weathering
the storm, Oregon head
coach Corey Sielaff said.
Stoughton is a team of
runs and is a high-energy,
high-intensity team ... We
jumped out to that big lead,
but it is not going to last
against a team like this that
has so many versatile scorers.
But I was really happy.
They went on a run in the
first, and we came back
with a big run of our own.
Oregon forced 13 turnovers in the first quarter
and jumped out to a 25-9
lead.
Stoughton started the
scoring with a basket by
Kahl, but Jahn later drilled
a 3-pointer and added a
jumper to make it 8-2.
Oregon junior Leah
Koopman and freshman Taylor Schmidt later
knocked down 3-pointers
Schmidt with two and
Rosemeyer capped the
strong start.
The Panthers went up by

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Orcutt skis at state this weekend


Stoughton High School junior Shelby Orcutt, who earned
a spot on the all-conference list, qualified for the State High
School Alpine Ski Racing Competition this weekend.
It is the third straight year Orcutt has made the trip to
state but the first time she will be going with her team since
her freshman year. She races the Slalom/Giant, Slalom and
Super G.
State is Feb. 14-16 at Mt. La Crosse in Lacrosse. Orcutt
races Sunday and Monday.

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a Trickey-Wright Quarterback and Receiver camp Sunday,
Feb. 22, from 1-3:30 p.m.
The camp features Wisconsin Hall of Fame coach Jeff
Trickey and former NFL quarterback Randy Wright and
will offer instruction on proper mechanics and small group
training for seventh-12th graders.
The cost for the camp is $79. Attendees must bring their
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Icebergs earn No. 4 seed


Jeremy Jones

Vikings earn eighth seed for playoffs


Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Senior forward Arin BonDurant


knotted Fridays Badger South Conference game at 1-all in the second period, but the Vikings were never able to
go ahead of visiting Monona Grove.
Senior forward Jordan Gerothanas
scored a pair of even-strength goals
in the third period to ice the Silver
Eagles 3-1 victory.
Stoughton senior goaltender Matt
Murphy stopped 43 of 45 shots on goal
in the loss, while Monona Grove sophomore Andri Nahirniak turned away
30 shots.

Postseason seeding
Despite splitting with the Greendale co-op (7-15-1) during the regular
season, the Vikings (7-14-1) ended
up seeded behind the Ice Force at
Sundays WIAA seeding meeting.

Greendale earned the seventh-seed,


while Stoughton came in eighth.
The Vikings will still be able to host
one playoff game, however, the team
welcomes ninth-seeded Whitefish Bay
(3-17-1) to Stoughton at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. The winner advances on
to face the top-seeded Kettle Moraine
co-op (14-8-1) at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb.
20 inside Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena.
The Waukesha (16-5-1) and Janesville co-op (12-8-1) rounded out the
top three, while Marquette (8-9-5) and
Kenosha (10-9-2) came in fourth and
fifth.

Stoughton 17, Monroe 0


With the conference title and playoff seeding already decided, the
Vikings hosted Monroe on Monday
with nothing but pride on the line.
Freshman Jackson Breton managed
to run his team-high goal total to 16
with five tallies and an assist in the

17-0 blowout.
The Vikings took a 6-0 lead in the
first period and kept the pressure on
with seven more goals in the second.
It was just the second time Stoughton put up double-digit goals on an
opponent this season. The other was
a 14-0 shutout also against the Avalanche.
All told, the Vikings saw eight or
nine different scores on the evening,
including senior Arin BonDurant,
juniors Max Quale, Ian Sutton and
sophomore Justin Gibbons, all who
added a pair of goals.
Senior Robby Volk, junior James
Browning and sophomore Zeth
Zeichert each tallied a goal.
Senior Matt Murphy finished the
evening with 17 saves, while Monroes Dan Guilliams stopped 39 in the
loss.
Stoughton close out the regular at 7
p.m. Friday inside the Mandt Center
against Oregon (11-10-1).

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as much as 19 in the second quarter, and they led
35-21 at halftime.
Koopman kept the
momentum going in the
third with a 3-pointer, and
Jahn added one of her own
to push Oregons lead to
16.
But that is when the
Vikings started to claw
back, with Kahl cutting
the lead to 10 twice before
an 11-2 run made it a one
possession game.
We talked about creating more turnovers and
applying more pressure,
and that helped us with the
streak we went on, Pickett said. Defensively, we

have said all along that is


what we are going to hang
out hats on. That is not
going to change. We just
struggled to get stops in
the first quarter, and it was
a pretty even game after
that.
Sophomore Marissa
Robson led Stoughton
with 16 points, while Kahl
added 12. Sophomore
Kendra Halverson chipped
in 10.
The loss not only hurts
the Vikings chances to
win the conference needing to win out and to get
other losses from Oregon
and Edgewood but also
hurts at the upcoming
seeding meeting.
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Stoughton 41, Fort


Atkinson 20
The Vikings traveled to
Fort Atkinson Saturday
and won 41-20.
Stoughton jumped out to
a 20-0 lead after the first
quarter and put the game
away in the third with a
13-3 advantage.
Sophomore Marissa
Robson led with 15 points,
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to have to go to Oregon to
open regionals now as the
No. 3-seed.
Nothing is going to
change, and hopefully
this drives the girls to
keep getting better, Pickett said. I love the fight.
We kept fighting, and that
showed me, as a coach, a
lot with what type of girls
we have to fight back the
way we did.
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The Icebergs girls hockey


co-op opened Friday evenings Badger Conference
road game with a four-goal
first period en route to a 6-0
win in Viroqua.
Samantha Kinsler,
S a m a n t h a E y e r s , M a ddy Hess and Sara Wollin
accounted for four-unanswered goals over a 14-minute span in the first period.
Casey Marsh and McKenzie Nisius added a secondand third-period goal in the
blowout.
Senior goaltender Kenzie Torpy faced 14 shots
on goal, including seven in
the second period. Freshman Ivy Shanka stopped 18
goals in the second and 15
in the third for a total of 42.

Playoff seeding
The Icebergs (8-113) earned a four seed at
Sundays WIAA seeding
meeting and will host the
fifth-seeded Baraboo co-op
(9-13-2) at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 19. The winner will
most likely move on to play
top-seeded Onalaska (135-3) on Feb. 24, though the
Hilltoppers must first beat
the winner between eighthseeded Beaver Dam (4-140) and ninth-seeded Viroqua (1-14-0) on Feb. 19.
Were looking forward
to the opportunity this
year, Icebergs head coach
Mike Jochmann said. I
think we have a shot at a

pretty good run.


Badger Conference champion Sun Prairie (13-4-3)
earned the second seed,
while Middleton (7-8-5)
took the third spot. Despite
their playoff seeding, sixthranked Sun Prairie was
actually a spot ahead of
Onalaska on the wisconsinprephockey poll.

Central Wis. 2, Icebergs 1


Stoughton lost a very
close, hard fought game
against the third-ranked
Central Wisconsin Storm
(14-6-1) Tuesday inside the
Mandt Community Center.
Deadlocked 1-all after
Tasha Martin popped in a
goal three minutes into the
third period, the Icebergs
(8-14-1) kept pace with
Central Wisconsin all the
way to the final 28 seconds.
Thats when Maggie Plaza was finally able to slip
a puck past Torpy for the
game-winner.
Kenzie had an amazing
night in goal, turning away
45 of 47 shots, Jochmann
said.
The Icebergs closeout
the conference and regular
season at 7 p.m. Saturday
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Continued from page 11
finished as runners-up.
The Vikings also had
fourth places by seniors
Patrick Reilly (152) and
Gunnar Helland (170) and
a fifth place by senior Joe
Hohol (heavyweight).
Sophomore Joe Nelson
(220) finished in eighth
place.
Stoughton was 6-6 in
place matches, including
5-3 in the finals.
We always have
emphasis on winning the
place matches, but the
tournament itself is so
deep that having so many
guys in the top four places
was certainly one of the
main goals, Spilde said.
From there, it is just to
find a way to win as many
as we can, and winning
those five titles was certainly a big one for us.
Klein ranked No. 5
won his title with a 12-1
major decision over Dalton
Frakes (Mount Horeb). He
started the day with a pin
over Ardit Belul (DeForest) in 1 minute, 32 seconds and a 6-1 win over
Zeke Smith (Sauk Prairie).
Jenny ranked No. 8
won his title with a 4-3
win over Trevor Hanson
(Baraboo) ranked No. 7.
He started his day with a
12-0 major decision over
Draven Sigmund (Fort
Atkinson) and a pin over
Mason McMillen (Reedsburg) ranked No. 14 in
1:23.
Model ranked No. 6
won his finals match 2-1
over Tristan Woods (Milton). Earlier, he won a
12-2 major decision over
Owen Worden (Fort Atkinson) and a 3-0 decision
over Mitchell Golke (Portage).
Kraus ranked No. 2
won his 40th match of
the year with a 14-4 major
decision in the finals over
Alex Chesmore (Milton)
ranked No. 7. Kraus
started the tournament
with a pin over Preston
Webster (Waunakee) in
49 seconds and a pin over
Andre Mayllen (Baraboo)
honorable mention in
4:40.
Benton ranked No. 12
won the final title of the
day with a pin over David
Gale (Baraboo) ranked
No. 14 in 1:59. He began
the day with a pin over
Luke Stangl (Sauk Prairie)

in 2:29 and a 12-4 major


decision over Cole Hooker
(Waunakee) ranked No.
6.
Louis ranked No.
7 lost a 4-0 decision
to Nolan Shea (Milton)
ranked No. 4 in the
finals. He pinned Bryce
Bierman (Reedsburg) in
49 seconds and won a 17-2
technical fall over Dylan
Golke (Portage) to make
the finals.
Drew Fjoser (Sauk
Prairie) ranked No.
11 upset Hasselberger
ranked No. 3 in the
finals with a pin in 2:53.
It was the first time Hasselberger was pinned all
season.
Hasselberger made
the finals with pins over
Gregg Dubois (DeForest)
in 1:34 and Levi Garrett
(Milton) honorable mention in 3:16.
Dow ranked No. 6
fell short of first, as well,
with a 5-2 loss in the finals
against Eddie Smith (Sauk
Prairie) ranked No. 2.
Dow pinned Austin Kind
(Fort Atkinson) in 1:26
and won a 6-4 overtime
match against Sean Gohlke
(Milton).
To have eight of them
in the finals with a chance
to win in the championship
match is certainly what we
are shooting for, Spilde
said. All 14 wanted to be
there, so to get over half of
them there is quite impressive at a tournament of that
quality. We are pleased
that that many were in the
finals.
Hohol was the other
place-match winner. He
pinned Collin Marquardt
(Baraboo) in 1:52 in a
fifth-place match. Hohol
also pinned Kyle Walter
(Monroe) in 1:47.
Reilly lost a 6-2 decision to Zachary Raymond
(Baraboo) honorable
mention in the thirdplace match and was
pinned by Raymond in the
quarterfinals in 4:57.
Reilly defeated Luke
Vils (Sauk Prairie) 4-1 and
Brad Jones (Mount Horeb)
3-2 to make the third-place
match.
Gunnar Helland
ranked No. 12 dropped
a 4-3 decision to Alex
Schodin (DeForest) in his
third-place match. Helland
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Prairie) earlier.
Nelson was pinned in
the seventh-place match by
Cole Beavers (Fort Atkinson) in 5:39. Nelson started the day with a pin over
Beavers in 3:36.
Matt Krcma (182) and
Trevar Helland (160) also
participated.
Sauk Prairie took third
as a team and won the
Badger North with 285 1/2
points.

Regionals
Now the Vikings will
take aim at not only getting as many individuals
through to sectionals as
possible Saturday at the
Stoughton regional, but
will also be attempting to
win a regional title and
earn a spot in the team sectional Tuesday, Feb. 17.
It wont be easy as 24
ranked wrestlers enter
the field, but Stoughton
ranked No. 3 as a team
will also be trying to get
past Elkhorn ranked No.
6.
Spilde said that while
there are other teams that
give different challenges,
Elkhorn is one of the bigger threats to the Vikings
chances at a regional title.
We found a way to get
ahead of them twice this
year, once in a dual and
once at Mid-States, but
both times they gave us a
very hard push and a run
for our money, Spilde
said. I think that the more
times you wrestle a team
like that, the tougher it is
to come out on top because
the matchups tend to get a
little closer. But we have
faith that we wrestle well
at the end of the year, and
that is what our schedule is
built for and that is what
we intend to do.
Fort Atkinson, Oconomowoc, Oregon, Sun
Prairie, Verona Area and
Watertown also join the
regional.
In the other regional, No.
2 Milton which Spilde
favors the Red Hawks to
win is joined by honorable mention Lake Geneva
Badger, Beloit Memorial,
Delavan-Darien, Janesville
Craig, Janesville Parker,
Westosha Central and
Wilmot Union.
Regionals begin at 9
a.m. Saturday at Stoughton High School. The team
sectional is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Verona
Area High School.
Individual sectionals
begin at 9 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 21, at Sun Prairie
High School. State is Feb.
26-28.

Continued from page 11


throws to cut Stoughtons
lead to 42-34 with 1:28 left,
but the Vikings finished off
the Panthers at the line.
To hold a team like
Oregon to 36 points, you
are doing something right,
Hockett said. We built up
a 15-point lead and would
have liked to stretch it similar to that first meeting. But
to walk away with a doubledigit win on the road in our
conference, we will take that
any day of the week.
A 3-pointer by senior
Markus Tobias in the second quarter was the last time
the Panthers were within
one possession. The Vikings
finished the first half on an
11-5 run, which included
seven points by Slaby.
The nice thing was that
it wasnt the same guy every
time, Hockett said. It
was a multitude of players,
and when you have that, it
makes you that much more
dangerous of a basketball
team.
Oregon was down by seven at one point in the third
quarter, but Stoughton came
back with a 9-1 run, capped
by a 3-pointer by freshman
Brady Schipper.
We just kept our composure out there tonight and
stayed together and came
together at every dead ball,
Slaby said. Every time we
took a lead, we all made
good plays and kept the lead
and kept our momentum the
whole game.
Duff scored six points in
Photos by Anthony Iozzo
the first quarter, but StoughSophomore Troy Slaby fires up a jumper Friday at Oregon High
tons Slaby and senior Nick
School. Slaby finished with 25 points.
McGlynn combined for 13
to give the Vikings an early
13-8 lead.
Slaby led Stoughton (153, 7-1) with 25 points, while
McGlynn finished with 10
points, reaching 1,002 for
his career.
The Vikings next host
Fort Atkinson at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday and travel to
Monona Grove at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17.
It is a nice road win, but
it is one that we cant enjoy
for too long with a Fort
Atkinson team coming right
to our barn on Thursday
night, Hockett said.

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Stoughton 7-1
Monona Grove
6-2
Oregon 6-3
Fort Atkinson
5-3
Monroe 4-5
Madison Edgewood 1-7
Milton 0-8

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Academic Honors

Stoughton High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll


High Honor
Roll (GPA of
3.75 or higher)
12th Grade
Abby Aide
Lindsey Bach
Jacob Bausch
Victoria Bergman
Robyn Bernier
Mikayla Brager
Hailey Brehmer
Cade Bunnell
Nathan Daugherty
Alexa Deutsch
Olivia Dorscheid
Emily Doudlah
Jacob Eugster
Chloe Fjelstad
Dylan Flynn
Maxwell Freeman
Macy Fuller
Julie Garvin
Ila Giese
Elisabeth
Goodnough
Corrina Greenler
Thomas Greenler
Taylour Halverson
Zach Hasselberger
Kaitlyn Hedman
Anne Hudkins
Sadie Jackson
Ellen Janda
Jacob Johnson
Timothy Johnson
Nathan Klein
Heide KnoppkeWetzel
Olivia Lenz
Parker Lund
Savanna Mahieu
Lukas Matthews
John McCune
Samantha Meyer
Megan Mowery
Lucas Myers
Casey Nelson
Alexandria
Niemeyer
Kaley Oler
Claire Onsager
Noah Phillips
Keaton Read
Megan Reese
Julia Roe
Benjamin
Schleppenbach
Claire Schmaling
Derek Schultz
Kassidy Silbaugh
Ryan Skotzke
Alyssa Smith
Savanna Smith
Erin Stichauf
Kailey Taebel
Myla ThompsonEagan
Fitim Useini
Jessica Wendt
Dylan Wentela
Devin Wermuth
Jordyn Weum
Abigail Wicks
Xing Yang

Alexander Zacharias
Carly Zimmerman

Nathan Krueger
Isabella Lenz
Mya Lonnebotn
Adam McCune
Connor Merow
Anna Nelson
Jordan Nelson
Averie Ness
Morgan Neuenfeld
Olivia Nortwen
Rachel Offerdahl
Robyn Pohlod
Madeline Posick
Jack Purves
Shelby Purves
Clea Roe
Owen Roe
Colena Sankbeil
Lindsey Sarbacker
Katelyn Schlimgen
Daniel Schuh
Lydia Schultz
Brittany
Schuttemeier
Emma Shreve
Troy Slaby
Allison Slager
Paige Titak
Karley Toso
Elizabeth Trotter
Alyson Weum
Jake White
Ashlyn Wilson
Desiree Winiarski
Yin-Si Yang
Trisha Yarwood

11th Grade
Carrie Aide
Eva Anderson
Elizabeth Auby
Cassandra Babcock
Finn Bail
Andrew Beszhak
James Browning
Jack Buckles
Stefan Butterbrodt
Emma Crowley
Noah Doll
Nerise Eddy
Hannah Fellerhoff
Megan Fisher
Ethan Genter
Gunnar Goetz
Erik Hansen
Chandler
Hellenbrand
Hannah Hobson
Joseph Jensen
Bailey Jerrick
Zachary Kirby
Kyle Krabbe
David Krueger
Nicole Lankey
Teonvia Mahlum
Mary Claire Mancl
Thu McKenzie
Meredith Melland
Kaia Moe
Julia Olson
Leah Olson
Kaycee Peterson
9th Grade
Katelyn Reilly
Tyler Anderson
Gabriel Ross
Josephine Asleson
Joseph Skotzke
Cassidy Bach
Tiamarie Sundby
Nyesha Baker
Ian Sutton
Olivia Bakken
Kimberly Thompson
Aidan Baldukas
Spencer Weeden
Tiffany Betts
Olena Wlaszynowicz
Sara Blommel
Hannah Wood
Ian Bormett
Morgan Carroll
10th Grade
Seth Charleston
Brianna Adams
Ellen Cook
Malachi Alvarez
Lawrence Deutsch
Gianna Barberino
Jordan DiBenedetto
Emalyn Bauer
Jessica Diebold
Joshua Bausch
Ashley Fisher
Sarah Benoy
Emily Fitzsimmons
Brianna Bergman
Carson Fleres
Augustyna Brestar
Cameron Furseth
Neiya Brown
Isabelle Genter
Benjamin DeMuri
Anna Gruben
Ryan Ewald
Alexander Hartberg
Madelyn Falk
Abigail Kooima
Lexie Fitzsimmons
Matthew Krcma
Emma Freeman
Benjamin Kufel
Bergen Gardner
Alexandra Lee
Dylan Gross
Quinlan Link
Jackson Hampton
Madeline Lunde
Nicole Hansen
Marianna Malin
Sarah Hanson
Aodan Marshall
Maegan Hohol
Janelle MinterDutch Holland
Swapsy
Kaleah Holzmann
Alexa Nelson
Daniel Howell
McKenzie Nisius
Jeffrey Huston
Haley Nordstrom
Tristan Jenny
Nicholas Nowlan
Sydney Johnson
Mitchell Osterhaus
Traeton Kooima
Olivia Panthofer

Krissy Pohlod
Julia Pope
Matthew Read
Emily Reese
Courtney Rosman
Paige Sager
Noah Schafer
Emily Schauder
Brady Schipper
Jackson Schuh
Gabrielle Skerpan
Molly Skonning
Alyssa Solberg
Sena Sperloen
Rachel Stepp
Payton Swatek
Alec Tebon
Hannah Tuttle
Colette Vitiritti
Alyssa Wicks
Rylie Wilker
Gabriella Zaemisch
Bronwynn Ziemann
Natalie Zientek
Aaron Zimmerman

Honor Roll
(GPA between
3.5-3.74)
12th Grade
Lydia Bjordahl
Taylor Boegel
Carissa Brown
Zachary Chart
Colin Davis
Anna Fergus
Jacob Fitzsimmons
Andrew Forrer
Victoria France
Emma Fried
Bradley Graffin
Morgan Gray
Skyler Gunderson
Krystalle Halverson
Brinna Hanson
Jessica Havlicek
Kelsey Jenny
Madeline Jensen
Bethany Kelly
Melody Krolnik
Ty Krueger
Casey Marsh
Tre McClain
Nicholas McGlynn
Noel McMullin
Matthew Murphy
Megan Neerdaels
Mara Nelson
Kristen Nett
Hannah Perry
Lucas Ragainis
Samual Ripp
Madison Sehmer
David Severson
Brianna Turner
Erika Valdez
Simone Vitiritti
Brady Wanninger
Samantha Ward
Dylan Wenker

Scott Boland
Natalie Breon
Madeline Brown
Key Cook
Kelly Cowan
Clayton Custer
Katlyn Dinges
Andrey Duckert
Gianna Dyer
Jenna Gardner
Lydia Gruben
Maren Gryttenholm
Christina Hardin
Erik Herman
Austin Kotlowski
Jack Lonnebotn
Jordyn Maurer
Aaron Meyer
Albion Misini
Rachel Moore
Joseph Mullen
Rhiannon Offerdahl
Emma Olstad
Shelby Orcutt
Haven Polich
Atticus Rust
Gabrielle Saunders
Julia Schoenthal
Austin Sherwood
Josie Silbaugh
Gabrielle Stokes
Josephine Talbert
Thomas Tobias
Brody Trainor

Bailey Vance
Matthew Wagner
Samantha White
Kyle Wilkinson
Nicholas
Woodstock

Kyle Malmquist
Samara Markle
Lauren Marte
Samuel Onsager
Cade Pasold
Jacob Procter
Marissa Robson
Charles Rowley
Zachary Scheel
Kailee
Schimelpfenig
Ethan Sehmer
Kennedy Silbaugh
Kai Sylte
Kelsey Taebel
Caroline Wacker
Allissa Winter
Maggie Wirag
Tabitha Wylie
Zethren Zeichert
William Zeimet

10th Grade
Casey Ace
Cole Adams
Reese Bahrke
Steven Balthazor
Raya
Kate
Castronovo
Michael Church
Katherine Clark
Morgan Collins
Jonathan Cors
Jason Doudlah
Rosana Draus
Jakob Eigenberger
Joshua Ferguson
Kira Fields
9th Grade
Mitchell Fuller
Leslie Alcantara
Miranda Heimsoth
Stacy Benoy
Emma Holtan
Tessa Berry
Andrew Johnson
Amy Boland
Ellen Johnson
Ryan Butterbrodt
Michael Johnson
Michel Carpenter
Callie Jordan
Anna Hope
Payton Kahl
Castronovo
Jessica Kohrt
Tyler Dow
Ashley Leikness
Max Fernholz
Jocelyn Lysne
Paige Halverson

Hannah Iverson
Mark Keenan
Noah Lamberty
Joseph LePine
Grace Link
Jonathan Malueg
Caroline Mancl
Jacob Mathias
Aidan McGee
Samuel McHone
Sean McLaury
Jessica Merzenich
Chase Millam
Ailis Montgomery
William Neuenfeld
Noah Neumeyer
Carolyn Newquist
Helena Pope
Emmett Post
Trinity Reuter
Emily Skavlen
Jacqueline Smith
Sawyer Smith
Maria Valdez
Nicholas Waldorf
Brock Wanninger
Cara Wood
Marlee Yahn

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Photo submitted

Girl scout ski trip


Stoughton Girl Scout Troop 2301 went skiing and tubing at Cascade
Mountain in Portage on Monday, Jan. 19. Pictured from left are
skiers Amelia Rhinerson, Gabby Greenwald, Rachel Foldy, Jianna
Krueger and Kate Elliott and snowboarding is Mack Rynes. Not pictured are tubers Daysha Huberd and Julia Lee.

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use it if we can. Please include contact information, whats
happening in the photo and the names of people pictured.
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Obituary

Elgart Al Wahl
Elgart Al Wahl, age
88, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday,
Feb. 6, 2015, surrounded
by his family.He was born
in Eau Claire on Sept. 16,
1926, the son of Adelinda
and Edwin Wahl. Al graduated from Edgerton High
School.
On Dec. 5, 1948, he married Mary Jasensky in Edgerton. Al sold insurance
for Thrivent in Stoughton
for many years. He was
a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Al
enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his
wife of 66 years, Mary; two
sons, Daniel (Lisa)
and Doug
(Mary); four
grandchildren; and one
great-grandson.
Memorial services will
be held at11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran
Church, 1860 Hwy. 51,
Stoughton.
Friends and relatives are
invited to a luncheon reception immediately following
in the church fellowship
hall. Friends may greet the
family from 10 a.m. until

the time of servicesSaturdayat church.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Als
name to Good Shepherd by
the Lake Lutheran Church.
A special thank you to
the staff of Agrace HospiceCare for their care and
compassion.
Please share your memories at CressFuneralService.
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NOTICE OF SPRING
PRIMARY AND
SAMPLE BALLOTS FOR
DISTRICT #2 ONLY
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
OFFICE OF THE CITY OF
STOUGHTON CLERK
TO THE ELECTORS OF
CITY OF STOUGHTON
DISTRICT #2 ONLY:

touch the screen at the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.
To vote for a person whose name does
not appear on the ballot, the elector
shall type in the name of the person of
his or her choice in the space provided
for a write-in vote.
An elector may select an individual
to assist in casting his or her vote if the
elector declares to the presiding official
that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability
is unable to cast his or her ballot. The
selected individual rendering assistance
may not be the electors employer or an
agent of that employer or an officer or
agent of a labor organization which represents the elector.
Lana C Kropf
City of Stoughton Clerk
Published: February 12, 2015
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Legals
STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE
SETTING TIME TO HEAR
APPLICATIONS AND
DEADLINE FOR FILING
CLAIMS (Informal
Administration) IN THE
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
Billy F. Roybal

Case No. 15PR56


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
August 29, 1936 and date of death December 11, 2014, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a
mailing address of 1221 E. Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589.
3. The application will be heard at
the Dane County Courthouse, Madison,
Wisconsin, Room 1005, before the presiding Probate Registrar, on February
27, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
You do not need to appear unless
you object. The application may be
granted if there is no objection.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is May 8,
2015.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000.
6. This publication is notice to any
persons whose names or addresses are
unknown.
If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please
call 608-266-4311 at least 10 working
days prior to the scheduled court date.
Please note that the court does not provide transportation.
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
January 28, 2015
Michael D. Rumpf
PO Box 1
Cambridge, WI 53523
608-423-3254
Bar Number: 1015663
Published: February 5, 12 and 19, 2015
WNAXLP
***

Published: February 12, 2015


WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given of a spring


primary election to be held in the City
of Stoughton for Aldermanic District #2
only, at the City of Stoughton Fire Department on the February 17, 2015, at
which the officers named below shall be
nominated. The names of the candidates
for each office, whose nominations have
been certified to or filed in this office,
are given under the title of the office,
each in its proper column, together with
the questions submitted to a vote, for a
referendum, if any, in the sample ballot
below.
INFORMATION TO ELECTORS
Upon entering the polling place, an
elector shall state his or her name and
address and sign the poll book before
being permitted to vote. If an elector is
not registered to vote, an elector may
register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the elector
presents proof of residence in a form
specified by law. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two
inspectors must appear on the ballot.
Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth
and cast his or her ballot except that an
elector who is a parent or guardian may
be accompanied by the electors minor
child or minor ward. An election official
may inform the elector of the proper
manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or
indicate a particular voting choice.
The elector shall fill in the oval next
to the name of the candidate of his or
her choice for each office for which he
or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on
the ballot, the elector shall write in the
name of the person of his or her choice
in the space provided, and fill in the oval
or connect the arrow on the write-in line.
When using an electronic ballot
marking device (Automark) to mark
an optical scan ballot, the elector shall

***

TOWN OF
PLEASANT SPRINGS
BID NOTICE

The Town of Pleasant Springs will


receive sealed bids for a 2015 Regular
Cab Chassis with dump body. Bids are
due by 11:00 a.m. on Monday March 2,
2015. For specifications contact the
Public Works, at 205-9169. Office hours
are Monday and Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. and Thursday from noon to
6:00 p.m.
The bid opening will take place at
12:05 p.m. on Monday March 2, 2015 at
the Pleasant Springs Town Hall, 2354
County Road N, Stoughton. The official
awarding of the bid will take place at
the Pleasant Springs Town Board meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m., on Monday,
March 2, 2015 at the Pleasant Springs
Town Hall.
The Town Board reserves the right
to reject any and all bids or to accept
that bid deemed most advantageous to
the Town.
Questions concerning the bids, as
well as a request to obtain a Bid Specifications packet, may be directed to the
Public Works Staff by phone at (608)
873-3063 or by fax at (608) 877-9444
____________________________
Cassandra Suettinger, Clerk/Treasurer
Published: February 5 and 12, 2015
WNAXLP

***

NOTICE
TOWN OF
PLEASANT SPRINGS
REQUEST FOR 2015 BIDS
CHIPSEAL SURFACING
TOWN ROADS

The Town of Pleasant Springs Clerk


will receive sealed bids until 11:00 a.m.
on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Town
Hall, 2354 CTH N, Stoughton, WI, 535892873, during office hours Monday and
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and
Thursday from noon to 6:00 p.m. The
project work consists of chipseal surfacing on various Town roads.
A separate bid must be submitted
for each road. The bidder shall recommend and clearly specify the following
information on each bid form:
BITUMINOUS MATERIAL:
- Asphalt Cement PG 58-28 with no
cutback(Emulsified asphalts will not be
acceptable)
COVER AGGREGATE
-3/8 washed, fractured peastone
aggregate coated with no less than 1%
AC Asphalt
MATERIALS QUANTITIES TO BE
USED
-Asphalt .35 Gallons per square
yard (4,200 per 20 foot wide mile)
- Aggregate 24 pounds per square
yard (140 ton per 20 foot wide mile)
-Final total cost for the road, based
on the roads actual width
CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS:
- All chipsealing work must be completed by August 15, 2015.
Questions concerning the roads
to be included in the project, as well as
a request to obtain a Bid Specification
packet, may be directed to the Public
Works staff by phone at (608) 205-9169
or by fax at (608) 877-9444.
A performance bond in the amount
of 100 percent of the total bid price,
a Certificate of Insurance naming the
Town as an additional insured, and a
signed contract, will be required of the
successful bidder.
Bid opening will take place on Mon-

Published: February 12, 2015


WNAXLP

day, March 2, 2015 at Noon, or as soon


thereafter as practicable, at the Town
Hall. The Town Board will review the
bids at their meeting on March 2, 2015,
and reserves the right to reject any and
all bids, and to accept the bid or bids
deemed to be most advantageous to the
Town.
Bid envelopes must be clearly
marked 2015 CHIPSEAL BID and must
be addressed to:
Town of Pleasant Springs
Attn: Town Board
2354 CTH N
Stoughton, WI 53589-2873
/s/ Cassandra Suettinger
Clerk/Treasurer
Published: February 5 and 12, 2015
WNAXLP
***

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Stoughton Planning


Commission will hold a Public Hearing
onMonday, March 9, 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
Elizabeth Cwik representing STI Holdings Inc., for an Indoor Commercial
Entertainment use (Wedding Reception
Venue) at 515 E. Main Street, Stoughton,
Wisconsin. The property at 515 E. Main
Street is owned by STI Holdings Inc.,
and is more fully described as follows:
Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-83207
SEC 8-5-11 PRT E1/2 NE1/4 COM
NE COR BLOCK 45 ORIGINAL PLAT
TH N51DEG534E 33.2 FT TO INTERS
MAIN ST S R/W LN & 7TH ST NELY R/W
LN & POB TH N31DEG50W 33.2 FT TO
C/L MAIN ST TH N51DEG534E 211
FT TH S31DEG5046E 1179.71 FT TH
S58DEG914W 210 FT TH N31DEG50W
142.5 FT TO SE COR BLOCK 44 ORIGINAL PLAT TH CON N31DEG50W 980.94
FT TO POB 5.628 ACRES EXC TRACK
CROSSING SLY PRT ABV-DESCR SUBJ
TO 20 FT WIDE ESMT FOR SD TRACK

MAINT SUBJ TO ACCESS ESMT IN DOC


#4014013
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning
Administrator at 608-646-0421
Michael P Stacey
Zoning Administrator
PublishedFebruary 12 and 19, 2015
WNAXLP
***

NOTICE OF LOCATION AND


HOURS OF POLLING PLACES

At the election to be held on February 17, 2015 in the City of Stoughton and
the Town of Dunkirk, the following polling place locations will be used for the
wards indicated:
Location:, Wards:
Stoughton Fire Station, Aldermanic
District 2, Census Wards 3, 4, 10, 11, &
12
401 E. Main St., City of Stoughton
Dunkirk Town Hall, Town of Dunkirk
654 County Highway N South
ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN
AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00
P.M.
If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact your municipal clerk:
Lana Kropf, Clerk, City of Stoughton
381 E. Main Street
Stoughton WI 53589
608-873-6677
Hours: M-F 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Melanie Huchthausen, Clerk, Town of
Dunkirk
654 CTH N
Stoughton WI 53589
608-873-9177
Hours: Mondays from 2-5 pm or by
appointment.
ALL POLLING PLACES ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ELDERLY AND DISABLED
VOTERS.
Published:February 12, 2015
WNAXLP
***

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143 Notices

173 Tutoring & Instruction

SOCIAL SECURITY Disability Benefits.


Unable to work? Denied benefits? We
can help. Win or pay nothing. Contact Bill
Gordon & Associates at 800-960-03070
to start your application today! (wcan)

PIANO DRAWING LESSONS. National


Reputation. 35 years experience. (608)
233-0546.

WCAN (Wisconsin Community Ad Network) and/or the member publications


review ads to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous
people are ready to take your money!
PLEASE BE CAREFUL ANSWERING
ANY AD THAT SOUNDS TOO GOOD
TO BE TRUE! For more information, or to
file a complaint regarding an ad, please
contact The Department of Trade, Agriculture & Consumer Protection 1-800422-7128 (wcan)

DONATE YOUR Car, Truck, Boat to


Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-Day
Vacation. Tax Deductible.
Free Towing. All paperwork taken care
of! 800-856-5491 (wcan)

150 Places To Go
FISH CANADA Kingfisher Resort!
Cottage- Boat- Motor- Gas
$75.00 per person/day.
Call for SPECIALS!
800-452-8824
www.kingfisherlodge.com (wcan)
SHELL LAKE GUN-KNIFE SHOW
February 27-28 Friday 3-8pm, Saturday
9-4pm. Shell Lake Art Center 802 First
St. Admission $5 good for both days!
Information call
Ray 715-3292-8415 (wcan)

163 Training Schools


DENTAL ASSISTANT
Be one in just 10 Saturdays!
WeekendDentalassistant.com.
Fan us on Facebook! Next class begins
3/28/15. Call 920-730-1112 Appleton. WI
approved. (wcan)
TRAINING FOR CNA
Also Computer and Clerical
Early bird discount.
www.newaydirections.com or
Call Neway Directions
for class schedules
608-221-1920

GUN SHOW
Wednesday, Feb 18th
VFW post 328
200 Veterans Dr.
Stoughton, WI 53589

For more info, call


(920) 648-3322

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4pm-8:00pm

340 Autos

342 Boats & Accessories


BOATS & PONTOONS R US!
Over 700 new and used in stock.
Visit the largest marine & motorsports
showroom in the USA & save huge.
American Marine & Motorsports,
Shawano. Call
866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.
com (wcan)
WHY BUY at a BOAT show when you
can save much more! 3rd Annual Boat
& Outdoor Extra-vaganza is February
25-March 1 at American Marine in Shawano. Free parking, free tickets, free
food & drinks. Over $40,000 in priZes
given away. Free shallow water depth
finders to the first 100 people @ the
door everyday. AmericanMarina.com for
details. (WCAN)

355 Recreational Vehicles


ATV & SIDE-BY-SIDE Headquarters.
Huge blow-out pricing. Door busters
Youth ATV's starting at $699 plus FSD.
Over 100 Honda CF Moto at liquidation$/
866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.
com (wcan)

360 Trailers
TRAILERS @ LIQUIDATION Pricing.
Boat ATV Sled or Pontoons.
2 or 4 Place. Open or Enclosed.
American Marine, Shawano
866-955-2628
www.americanmarina.com (wcan)

402 Help Wanted, General


DRIVERS-VAN CLASS-A CDL
w/1 yr. experience. $5,000 Sign-On
Bonus! $1000 Guaranteed Weekly Pay!
New Pay & Benefits Package. Home
Every Weekend! www.CoxTransfer.com
Call Bill Melton: 800-593-3590
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
873-6671 or 835-6677.

FOR RENT:
$560 all utilities included!
Eligibility includes Seniors 62 (or better) or those with
a disability. Some income restrictions apply and rent
assistance may be available!
Wisconsin Management Company is an
equal opportunity provider and employer.

Call for a FREE application

A Better Way
of Living

1-800-346-8581

adno=394105-01

Park Vernon Apartments has 1 & 2 bdrms.


apartments immediately available!
Small pets welcome!

FULL TIME
Retail Sales Position
We are now accepting applications for
a full-time position selling outdoor and
casual furniture during the summer and
assisting in our ski department during
the winter. If you enjoy working with
people, have an interest in skiing and a
flair for color and design, please visit our
store and apply in person. Chalet is a
fun and friendly place to work with local
owners who have great appreciation for
our employees and customers. We offer
a generous base salary plus commission
and a nice benefits package with
advancement opportunities.
Apply in person at:
Chalet Ski & Patio
5252 Verona Road
Madison, WI 53711
608-273-8263
GROWING CONCRETE company
looking for experienced flat work
finisher, foundation form setter, concrete
foremen and operator. DL/CDL helpful.
Competitive wages, insurance benefits.
608-289-3434
LANDSCAPE CREWMEMBERS
Reliable, motivated people needed
to install and maintain plant material,
landscape features, and stonework. 1-3
years experience in the landscaping field
preferred.
Email info@formecology.com or you
can find an employment application on
our website at: www. formecology.com/
contact/career.php
OTR TEAM & Solo Drivers
Solo average 2500-3500 mpw
Team average 5000-8500 mpw
100% No Touch Freight
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
www.doublejtransport.com (wcan)

453 Volunteer Wanted


AT SOUTHERNCARE HOSPICE
we always have projects that you
can help with in the office. Examples
of include: photo copying, compiling
training manuals, creating small holiday
craft items, making cards for patients,
filing, scanning, etc. We are flexible
and will work around availability. Call
for Volunteer Tutors! The United Way
AmeriCorps Achievement connections
program is seeking dedicated and
caring individuals to commit 2 hours/wk
to tutoring students in Algebra 1. This
could be an opportunity for you to make
a difference in the lives of students and
give back to the community. We are
looking for tutors to begin immediately
at East, West, Middleton, and Memorial
High
Schools. Training will be provided.
United Way 2-1-1 is seeking new
volunteers to staff our telephone lines,
answering questions about resources
available in the service area. Training
is provided. If you are looking for
an opportunity to learn more about
community resources and would like
to assist people in finding ways to
get and give help, United Way 2-1-1
may be the place for you! Call the
Volunteer center at 608-246-4380 or
visit www.volunteeryourtime.org for
more information or to learn about other
volunteer opportunities.

Who wants to see a picture?


Visit
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to share, download and order prints of
your favorite photos from
local community and sports events.

All orders will be mailed


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Increase Your sales opportunities
reach over 1.2 million households!
Advertise in our
Wisconsin Advertising Network System.
For information call 845-9559 or 873-6671.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
ATTN: COMPUTER WORK. Work from anywhere 24/7.
Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/mo. Full Time. Training
provided. www.WorkServices3.com (CNOW)

Dish Network -SAVE! Starting $19.99/month (for 12


months.) Premium Channel Offers Available. FREE
Equipment, Installation & Activation. CALL, COMPARE
LOCAL DEALS! 1-800-575-3209 (CNOW)
ATTENTION TRUCK RECRUITERS: RECRUIT an
HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER
applicant in over 179 Wisconsin newspapers! Only
$3000 Sign On Bonus! Class A CDL Drivers, We Offer $300/week. Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www.
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COME
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OUR
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CDL-A Truck Drivers Get Knighted today and Be
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in 2015! Get Respect, Home Time, Honesty, Great
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MISCELLANEOUS

SPORTING GOODS
New Lisbon Sports Club Gun Show Feb 20-21st. Fri
3-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm. American Legion Community
Center, HWY-80 Exit 61 I90/94. Guns/fishing/knives.
Browse/Lunch. Table info: Dennis 608-562-3808
(CNOW)
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548 Home Improvement


A&B ENTERPRISES
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
608-835-7791
ALL THINGS BASEMENTY!
Basement Systems Inc.
Call us for all your basement needs!
Waterproofing. Finishing. Structural
repairs. Humidity and mold control. Free
Estimates! Call 800-991-1602 (wcan)

606 Articles For Sale

648 Food & Drink

GET THE Big Deal from DirecTV! Act


now - $19.99/mo. FREE 3 months of
HBO, Starz, SHOWTIME and Cinemax.
FREE Genie HD/DVR upgrade! 2014
NFL Sunday Ticket
included with select packages. New
customers only. IV Support Holdings
LLC- An authorized DirecTV Dealer.
Some exclusions apply - Call for details
800-918-1046 (wcan)

ENJOY 100% guaranteed, delivered


to the door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 74%
PLUS 4 free burgers.
The Happy Family Value Combo.
Only $49.99. Order today.
800-800-307-1674 Use code 43285DVA
or www.OmahaSteaks.com/father72
(wcan)

618 Building Supplies:


Tools & Fixtures

DOUG'S HANDYMAN SERVICE


"Honey Do List"
No job too small
608-845-8110

WINTER SALE-STOREWIDE!
Vendor Deals/New Products!
WoodworkersDepot.com M-F 8-6,
Satturday 8-4. Oneida St off Hwy 41
right @ Subway, 2965 Ramada Way,
Green Bay 800-891-9003 (wcan)

HALLINAN-PAINTING
WALLPAPERING
**Great-Winter-Rates**
35 + Years Professional
European-craftsmanship
Free-Estimates
References/Insured
Arthur Hallinan
608-455-3377

650 Furniture
CORNER TV/MEDIA stand for sale. Oak
with glass front doors. Inside shelf. Will
hold up to 50" TV. Excellent condition.
$150/OBO. 608-845-1552
KING SIZE BED for sale. Includes solid
oak headboard, frame, Verlo mattress (1
piece) and split box springs. $250/OBO.
608.845.1552

TOMAS PAINTING
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.
608-873-6160

572 Snow Removal


PLOWING BLOWING
Residential & Commercial.
20+yrs exp. Fully insured.
608-873-7038

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February 12, 2015

576 Special Services


BANKRUPTCY- STOUGHTON
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."
NEW YEAR/NEW YOU!
LOSE WEIGHT
Amazing Energy
FREE SAMPLE
608-558-9174

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
BEAUTIFUL CHANDELIER for sale.
Brass/pewter/glass, 5 bulb. Appropriate
for dining room, living room or large
foyer. Like new condition. $150/OBO.
608.845.1552

602 Antiques & Collectibles


COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL
& CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
MUSEUM
"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"
Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
200 Dealers in 400 Booths
Third floor furniture, locked cases
Location: 239 Whitney St
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-1992
www.columbusantiquemall.com
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
873-6671 or 835-6677.

Outside Advveertising
sAl
Ales COnsultAn
Ant
Do you have excellent communication skills?
ty to develop and maintain
Creative ideas? The ability
client relationships? An interest in print and web
based media? We have an established account list
with growt
wth potential. If you possess excellent
communication and organizational ski
kills, a pleasant
ty, and the ability
ty to prospect for new
personality
business we would like to speak to you. Previous
sales experience desired. Media experience a plus.
Competitive compensation, employee stock option
ownership, 401(k), paid vacations, holidays,
insurance and continuing education assistance.

For consideration, apply online at


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Oregon Observ
rver, Stoughton Courier Hub, Verona Press,
The Great Dane Shopping News
Unified Newspaper Group is part of Woodward Community Media,
a division of Woodward Communications, Inc.
and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Carnes Company, a leading manufacturer of commercial HVAC


products, is now accepting applications for the following positions.

Customer Service Representative

FT-M thru F, pay based on experience, high school diploma or GED, 1-2 years of equivalent experience or
customer service desired, ability to work with Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets required.
Team player. Entry level collection calls, order entry, set up new accounts, order status, expediting and general
administrative duties. Excellent communication skills required.This position is eligible for tuition reimbursement.

Accountant (General Ledger)

FT- M thru F, pay based on experience, bachelors degree in Accounting, entry level position, prepare
all journal entries for month-end close, enter journal entries into general ledger according to general
accounting principles, review general ledger entries for accuracy and investigate problems, prepare monthly
sales tax filings, prepare Net-to-Carnes reports and supporting documentation that goes into it. Be back-up
to Credit Analyst in regards to payroll, order entry, credit approval and cash posting, Excellent Excel skills
required. Must be detail oriented and organized. This position is eligible for tuition reimbursement.

Machine Operator

FT-M thru F- 1st shift. Operate machines to produce metal parts. Computer knowledge required with
ability to read blueprints, routings, production tickets and tape measure. Prior experience with
metal fabrication and familiarity with CNC and brake presses is desired, but not required. Moderate to
heavy lifting and ability to stand 8 hours/day is essential. Daily attendance is required. $10.43/hour, with
increase to $11.43 after probation is completed, then regular increases every 6 months for first 2 years.

Spray Painter

FT-M thru F, 7:30-3:30. Prior industrial/manufacturing painting desired but not required. Ability
to work with paints, caustic chemicals and lab testing equipment to run and maintain
appropriate paint chemistry. Moderate to heavy physical lifting and ability to stand 8 hrs./day. Daily
attendance is required. Paid weekly. $10.82/hr. with increase to $11.82 after probation is completed,
then regular increases every 6 months for the first two years.

Benefits for all positions include: Health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, paid
holidays, pension plan and 401k plan. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.

Mail or Email resum to:


Carnes Company
P.O. Box 930040, Verona, WI 53593
hr@carnes.com

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666 Medical & Health Supplies

GREENWOOD APARTMENTS
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $725 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575

ACORN STAIRLIFTS
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)

OREGON- 231 S. Main St. 1BR apartment, garage, washer/dryer $630 month.
Call 608-455-7100

GOT KNEE Pain? Back pain? Shoulder pain? get a pain-relieving brace,
little or no cost to you. Medicare Patients
Call Health Hotline Now! 800-431-3924
(wcan)

OREGON HISTORIC District 2BR


Flat. Screened In Porch.
All Appliances. Water/Sewer Paid. $645/
mo. No pets.
Call Angie 608-444-2700

MEDICAL GUARDIAN Top-rated


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)

STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.


Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4036
www.madtownrentals.com

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
GOT AN older car, boat or RV?
Do the humane thing. Donate it to the
Humane Society. Call 800-990-7816
(wcan)

676 Plants & Flowers


FROM YOU FLOWERS! Send some love
this Valentine's Day! 50% Off our roses.
Delivery available in 4 hours or less!
Shoponline. www.fromyouflowers.com/
roses or call 800-815-1908 (wcan)

688 Sporting Goods


& Recreational

STOUGHTON 2BR Apartment


$740-$780- includes heat, water/sewer.
608-222-1981 x2 or 3. No dogs, 1 cat
ok. EHO.
STOUGHTON AVAILABLE April 1 Convenient location, safe neighborhood, 304
King St 2-Bedroom, 1 Bath, approx. 850
sq. ft., very clean and well maintained,
off-street parking and A/C. Laundry
and storage lockers available. No Cats.
Smoke Free Building. $775/mo with discount plus electric heat. 608-293-1599
VERONA 1-2 bedroom available.
A/C, no smoking, H/W included, cats
negotiable, coin-op laundry, garage
available, won't last long.
608-558-7017
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
873-6671 or 835-6677.

720 Apartments

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


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

692 Electronics
DIRECTV'S THE BIG DEAL Special
Only $19.99 per month. Free premium
channels HBO, Starz, Cinemax &
Showtime for 3 months & free receiver
upgrade! NFL 2014 Season Included.
Call Now!
800-320-2429 (wcan)

696 Wanted To Buy


WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.
We sell used parts.
Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
Edgerton, 608-884-3114
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
873-6671 or 835-6677.

ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors


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

730 Condos &


Townhouses For Rent
RANCH STYLE Condo405 New Age Way, Verona
2BR 1.5BA, 1400 SF.
Full unfinished basement for storage.
Two+ car attached garage.
All appliances, private entry & deck.
Available Feb. 1. $1600. rent per month.
Call Liz at 608-577-7526
or e-mail lizishere@charter.net

740 Houses For Rent


EVANSVILLE 2-3 bedroom, one car
garage, $700. per month plus security
deposit, plus utilities. Available March 1.
608-931-6539
ALL ADS SUBMITTED SUBJECT TO
APPROVAL BY PUBLISHER OF THIS
PAPER.

801 Office Space For Rent

C.N.R. STORAGE
Located behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
Oak Opening Dr. behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Call: 608-509-8904

EVANSVILLE. AVAILABLE to lease or


sell. Newer 4,000 sq. ft. (can be divided)
prime retail, commercial or office building
on east side of Evansville. Ideal location,
near grocery store and strip mall. 608712-5821.

DEER POINT STORAGE


Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS
5x10 thru 12x25
608-335-3337

970 Horses

FRENCHTOWN
SELF-STORAGE
Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
10x10=$50/month
10x15=$55/month
10x20=$70/month
10x25=$80/month
12x30=$105/month
Call 608-424-6530 or
1-888-878-4244

990 Farm: Service


& Merchandise

NORTH PARK STORAGE


10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.
608-873-5088
OREGON SELF-STORAGE
10x10 through 10x25
month to month lease
Call Karen Everson at
608-835-7031 or
Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316

TIG Welder

First & Second Shift

The Successful Press Operator will


require attention to detail and dependable
attendance.

RENT SKIDLOADERS
MINI-EXCAVATORS
TELE-HANDLER
and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
grinder.
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411

We offer competitive starting wages and


excellent benefits after 60 days.

ALL ADS SUBMITTED SUBJECT TO


APPROVAL BY PUBLISHER OF THIS
PAPER.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Please stop at our corporate office to


complete an application.
adno=394980-01

Swifthaven Community
is looking for the
following positions.

Caregiver
Float
Position:

RASCHEIN PROPERTY
STORAGE
6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-206-2347

Duties would include


all aspects of direct care
including medication
management.

UNION ROAD STORAGE


10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
608-835-0082
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

Auto Cad / Material Estimator

COMPETITIVE WAGES AND FULL BENEFITS

Responsibilities include developing drawings and


material lists for post-frame structures. Experience
with Auto CAD; Excel and MS office software; sound
math skills, detail oriented problem solver, ability to
work accurately in a fast paced team environment.
Hands on construction experience preferred.

Must be available all


shifts and have the ability
to come to work on a
moments notice.

760 Mobile Homes


3BR 2BA Mobile Home
Large Master suite w/double vanity.
New flooring, furnace and water heater.
$29,900. 608-604-1068 (wcan)

Please apply in person at


Swifthaven Community
124 Henry Street
Edgerton WI or go
To our website at
www.swifthaven.com
to print out an application.
608-884-2828 ext 6.

OREGON MOBILE Home.


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

APPLY TODAY!!
www.workforclearybuildingcorp.com
employment@clearybuilding.com

Cleary Building Corp.


190 Paoli St., P.O. Box 930220
Verona, WI 53593

adno=393948-01

We Are Here For All Your Vehicle Needs!

www.danecountyauto.com
1411 Hwy. 51 North,
Stoughton, WI
Questions?
Call 888-873-7310

COUPON

2495

Oil Change & 20-Point Check


Up to six quart filter. Diesels & Synthetics
excluded. Expires 4/16/15.

Discover career
opportunities

(3rd shift)

Assembly

(2nd shift; 2pm to Midnight M-TH)

Maintenance Technicians
(2nd shift; 2pm to Midnight M-TH)
$1500 sign on bonus!

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We work in a clean, climate controlled building


with state-of-the-art machines where safety
and quality are high priorities. We offer
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of employment including medical insurance
(no annual deductible), dental insurance (no
weekly premium), life insurance, pension and
holiday pay. Other great benefits include: 401k,
vacation and personal days.
Apply online at
www.subzero-wolf.com

Injection Molding - Press Operator


A Press Operator is responsible for the
production, finishing and packaging of small
plastic parts.

WALMERS TACK SHOP


16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI
608-882-5725

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(2nd and 3rd shift)

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802 Commercial &


Industrial For Lease

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
paulm@badgerbus.com
EOE

Fabrication Machine Operators

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OREGON-DELUXE 4-ROOM Office


Suite. 765/sq.ft 185 W Netherwood
Call 608-835-3426

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS


& PARATRANSIT
DRIVERS

Sub-Zero/Wolf is looking for


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OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT


In Oregon facing 15th hole
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Free Wi-Fi, Parking and
Security System
Conference rooms available
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750 Storage Spaces For Rent

BROOKLYN BEAUTIFUL Modern


2BR, 1BA duplex for rent in quiet
neighborhood. Stove, refrigerator, DW,
W/D included. 1 car garage.
C/A and full basement for great storage.
$800 pr/mo. + security deposit of $800.
Utilities not included. Lawn care/snow
removal responsibility of tenant. No pets
and no smoking. Contact Marcia at
608-669-2460

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Product Support Representative


(Full Time from Office and Part Time-Remote)

Design Engineer

Production Supervisor
(2nd shift 2pm to Midnight M-TH)

Senior Buyer

Sub-Zero, Inc. is recognized as the leader of luxury brand


kitchen appliances and is a premier employer with competitive
wages. Please see the career page on our website
www.subzero-wolf.com for more information.
We vallue Equall Opportuniity and
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2133 Eastern Ave, Plymouth, WI Open 7
days a week. (wcan)

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