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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Vol. 130, No. 35

Oregon, WI


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Senior Markus Tobias works on some school work
Monday afternoon at his home. Tobias, who is the
starting center for the Oregon High School boys basketball team, switched from being homeschooled to the
OHS blended learning program his sophomore year to
be allowed to play per WIAA rules.
Photo submitted

Village of Oregon

Board funds
hotel TIF analysis
Developer has been
working on $6M
project for a year
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Setting an Example
OHS senior uses blended learning for WIAA eligibility

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Oregon High School senior Markus
Tobias is a starting center on the
varsity boys basketball team, which
recently finished its first 17-win regular season in 13 years.
Averaging 10.5 points per game
and being a main inside defender,
he’s been indispensable this season,
but he almost wasn’t eligible to even
make the varsity team three years ago.
Tobias was homeschooled all his
life until freshman year, and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association states in its rulebook that only
student-athletes enrolled full-time in
an affiliated school district may participate on those teams. Since Tobias
wasn’t enrolled in the district, he
wouldn’t have been a legal player.
Tobias – who played with many
of his current teammates at the TriCounty level in sixth through eighth
grade – wanted to play basketball
for OHS, but he still wanted to keep
a similar homeschooling approach
while also appeasing the WIAA
That is where the OHS blended
learning program came into play.
Tobias, aided with the help of head
coach Jon Nedelcoff and OHS online
learning coordinator Jennifer Schmitt,
became the first full-time student-athlete in the Oregon School District taking his entire curriculum online.

'If I had the option to
continue homeschooling,
I would have done that
without a doubt because
you can specialize in what
you really want to major on
in college, but the online
course is great because I
can still take all my classes
at home and make my own
Markus Tobias

“He was one of the pioneers of not
only personalized learning but of the
online program here showing how
education can be learned in different
ways in different venues,” Nedelcoff
This season has been full of memorable moments for Tobias. The Panthers finished second in the Badger
South Conference after knocking off
Monona Grove Thursday, and now he
hopes to help create more at regionals
this weekend, and it all became possible for him due to the blended learning program.
And although Tobias doesn’t attend
classes at OHS, his teammates still

welcomed every season since he
began playing his sophomore year.
“They were just happy I was on the
team and didn’t care if you were an
online student or going to school full

Switching to online courses
Tobias has seven other siblings, all
of whom are homeschooled by his
mother Diane, and he said he never
thought of advancing in education
any other way until playing basketball
at OHS came into question.
With so few students having the
same needs, there wasn’t an example
for his family to follow. Completing
a high school degree entirely online
was only an idea, and Diane Tobias
wanted Markus to finish school with
a similar individualized learning program as the one she uses for her other
With her other children, Diane can
follow the online homeschool curriculum while also tailoring the coursework to the needs and wants of each
child. One child might like learning history through the use of online
materials while another prefers to use
a textbook and have discussions.
This type of experience is what
Diane wanted for her son, and after
working with Nedelcoff and Schmitt,
Tobias enrolled in six online classes and everything began to fall into

Turn to Tobias/Page 10


Oregon Observer

The thought of bringing
a full-service hotel to Oregon continues to generate
On Monday, the Village
Board approved funding
to analyze the potential
for taxpayer assistance
for a hotel to be built on
Park Street on the village’s
south side, near the Hwy.
14/138 interchange.
Developer Michael Lindner, of GrandStay Hotel
and Suites, did not appear
at the board meeting but
has been discussing the
possibility of building a
hotel with village officials
and Oregon Area Chamber
of Commerce executive
director Judy Knutson for
nearly a year.
The board agreed to pay
half of the $2,500 cost
and Lindner has offered
to pay the other half to

Consultant hired
for police chief
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have the village’s financial
adviser determine if the
hotel would pass the “but
for” test for tax-increment
financing before discussing the project with the
Village Board.
TIF is a public financing method that is used as a
subsidy for redevelopment,
infrastructure, and other
projects by providing initial funding and later capturing property tax revenue
from all taxing jurisdictions (the city, the county,
MATC and the school district) of the newly developed property.
Per state statute, the
funding can be provided
only if it’s determined that

Turn to Hotel/Page 16

Wisconsin Newspaper Association

Observer wins
six WNA awards
The Oregon Observer
won six awards from the
Wisconsin Newspaper
Association’s convention
last week, including four
first-place honors.
The Observer took both
first and third place in the
highly competitive feature category, with Scott
Girard’s story about a gay
couple’s marriage during
the change in law, while
Anthony Iozzo took first
place in sports page design
and Iozzo and Jeremy
Jones won the sports pages category. Bill Livick’s
business coverage took
first place.
Scott De Laruelle also
took second in reporting
on local education. He was
also second in a different

circulation category for the
Stoughton Courier Hub, a
sister publication within
Unified Newspaper Group.
The WNA recognizes
winners in six categories –
daily and weekly newspapers of three sizes each – in
its statewide competition.
The Observer this year was
in the smallest category of

Turn to Awards/Page 3

Putting on a show
OHS presents
‘The Love of Three Oranges’
Page 7


March 5, 2015

Oregon Observer

Netherwood Knoll first-grader Skyler Henriksen tries to catch snowflakes on her tongue while the students ventured outside for an
activity in the arboretum.

Photos by Samantha Christian

Outdoor explorers
Netherwood Knoll is hosting “Winter in the Woods” with Aldo Leopold naturalist Kara Naramore on Wednesdays through March 18.
Students will learn about how pioneers survived, what food chains are and why birds migrate. In the first afterschool class on Feb. 25,
students learned about air, weather and clouds. They even took a trip outside to the arboretum to learn how to measure wind speed,
direction and air temperature. To register at a prorated fee, call Scott at 835-4097 or visit
Above, Naramore taught the students how to check wind direction by throwing dry leaves (or fluffy snow) into the air to see which way
they blow.

Students also learned how to use a compass.

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Fourth-grader Brycen Bartlett holds ribbon above his head as a
wispy cirrus cloud.

First-grader Lucy Fradkin-Annen holds up a poster with different
pictures of clouds on it during an identification activity.

SCORE Helps Your Business Succeed
For 50 years, SCORE has been helping people start or expand a
business, with over 40 counselors/mentors here in the Madison area.
Counseling and mentoring sessions are free, while there is a nominal
charge for educational seminars.

AREAS Of COunSEling inCludE:
• Preparing business and marketing plans
• Growing sales and increasing profits
• Tracking cash flow and managing expenses
• Improving operation and increasing efficiency
Twice a month, SCORE holds a “Going Into Business Seminar” and on
March 18th, SCORE will be holding a “Planning for Success” seminar
find out more about their seminars or to
become a SCORE volunteer,
call 608-441-2820 or


To set up a counseling session,

Prairie View first-grader Liam McAllister looks at the wind speed measurement on an anemometer.

March 5, 2015

Oregon Observer


Pump house

Welcome center on track for spring debut
There’s been more progress at the village’s historic
pump house in the past yearand-a-half than in the previous 100 years. And it’s just
a few months from being
ready for the public.
Built in 1899 and on the
state and national Registers
of Historic Places, the pump
house in downtown Oregon
was neglected for years
before Randy Glysch moved
to here more than two years
ago and began a campaign
to raise funds and restore the
small, two-room building.
Last year, Glysch proposed
turning the structure into a
welcome center – an idea the
village’s Historic Preservation Commission and Board
of Trustees fully endorsed.
His initial goal was to raise
$40,000 for the restoration.
Glysch has now raised more

than $56,000 and has lots of
ideas to continue the campaign.
“I just wrote a grant for the
Madison Area Master Gardener Association for some
money for landscaping,” he
said Tuesday.
At a Feb. 18 meeting of
the Historic Preservation
Commission, Glysch – who
is a commission member –
discussed plans to replace
the building’s leaky roof, repour the front steps, alter the
building’s sign that’s being
built, and demolish and repour the concrete floor.
On Tuesday, he told the
Observer about other progress, including installing new
steps leading to the basement, painting the interior and
installing a “gorgeous” walnut floor in the back room.
The latter is being provided by Sergenian’s Floor
Coverings at 10 percent
above cost, Glysch said.
Genesis Painting has offered

to paint the interior, and Lundgren’s Sign Service is donating materials and labor.
Local businessman Gary
Gorman – whose company
renovated the historic redbrick schoolhouse for its
headquarters – has pledged
financial and material help.
“We met with Gary’s people today,” Glysch said Tuesday. “They came and needed
to get a materials list for some
stuff that they’re going to do.
Part of what they’re going
to do is put some new steps
down to the basement.”
Glysch said he’s gotten
about $30,000 of in-kind
labor donated in addition to
the $56,000 for the project.
Mostly that’s come from
emailing and calling people
and explaining the project.
He seems a bit surprised at
how receptive people have
been: “People want to be part
of this.”
Last month, the Village
Board approved Oregon

High School student Fred
Richards’ proposal to demolish and help re-pour the front
concrete floor as an Eagle
Scout project.
Glysch said he’s sold 65 or
70 pavers as a fundraiser for
the front walkway. Each has
been engraved and will be
installed this spring.
After discovering leaks in
the roof Saturday, Glysch
said he contacted the village and public works director Mark Below. Below was
able to get a tarp in place
before Tuesday’s snowfall.
“We’ve done some work
on the inside – all the electrical work has been done,
and we put a new subfloor in
the back,” Glysch explained.
“We don’t want that stuff to
be getting wet.”
Glysch had planned for
a May 2 grand opening,
but thinks the date will be
pushed back a few weeks.
No replacement date has
been determined yet.

Awards: UNG takes home 17 awards overall

Asked and Answered

Continued from page 1

Why was there recently a police officer
at the Elm and Janesville streets
intersection instead of a crossing guard?
De Laruelle





At a glance
First place

Photos by Jim Ferolie

Left, Anthony Iozzo and Jeremy Jones won first place for sports
pages. Right, Scott Girard won first place for his feature, “Love in

two-year effort to build a
new restaurant.
The Press and Observer
swept the two lower categories in business, with
the Press winning the E category.
De Laruelle’s stories
looked at some new educational methods, like
personalized learning,
“supersized” kindergarten
classrooms and “flipped”
classrooms that focus on

Bielanski joins UNG staff
Jacob Bielanski has
joined the staff of Unified
Newspaper Group.
The Wisconsin native
comes to UNG from New
where he
for the St.
Charles Herald-Guide
weekly and
The TimesBielanski
Bielanski’s position is a new one
for UNG, created to add to
our coverage of Fitchburg
for our year-old Fitchburg
Star publication. He will
fill a variety of roles in our
newsroom and will assist


with the reporting and production for all of UNG’s
publications – the Star,
Oregon Observer, Verona
Press and Stoughton Courier Hub.
Prior to moving to Louisiana, Bielanski, a 2012
University of WisconsinMadison graduate, operated
as a freelance journalist,
reporting for BRAVA and
Madison magazines, among
others. He will be moving back to Madison with
his wife and 6-year-old
daughter, where he hopes to
rekindle his love for brewing beer.
Bielanski said tentative
plans have been made to
keep chickens.

Feature: “Love in
Limbo,” Scott Girard
Page Design,
sports: Anthony Iozzo
Sports pages:
Anthony Iozzo, Jeremy
Business coverage:
Bill Livick

Second Place

Reporting on Local
Education: Scott De
in-schoolwork, rather than
The Observer’s third-place
feature was a combined
Third Place
effort by author Livick, phoFeature: “Taking apart
tographer Jones and page
a time capsule,” by Bill
designer Victoria Vlisides,
Livick, Victoria Vlisides and
following a local historical
Jeremy Jones
society’s uncovering of a
treasure trove in a home that
years, including first place
had been willed to them.
The Observer won five in business coverage and
awards each of the past two local education last year
and second in features.

Blanche McCallum, who was one of my full-time
crossing guards, retired at the end of December.
Due to this, I had police officers filling in for some
shifts over the past few months because I was short on
substitute crossing guards.
Recently I was able to hire two more part-time/substitute crossing guards, and I am now using them to fill
the open shifts along with my other part-time crossing
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weeklies, F, with a circulation below 2,000. The Hub
and another UNG publication, the Verona Press, are
in the middle category of
weeklies, E, with circulations of 2,000-3,500.
Another UNG publication, the monthly Fitchburg
Star, is not eligible because
it has free circulation. All
four publications are collaborative efforts among
the entire UNG staff.
UNG’s three weekly news
publications earned a total of
17 awards this year, including eight for first place, after
earning 13 total last year.
Girard’s feature, “Love in
Limbo,” detailed the agonizing wait for a local couple to find out if their marriage – first authorized by a
court and approved by the
county, then held up by a
lawsuit – would stay legal.
The sports pages, by Jones
and Iozzo, detailed exuberant victories from a soccer
team and a wrestler.
Livick’s business coverage included a local printing company’s second
request for taxpayer assistance in three years, the
retirement of a bank’s cofounder and the culmination
of a local businessman’s

Photo by Scott Girard

A new crossing guard volunteer stands at the corner of Elm and
Janesville streets Monday afternoon. An Oregon police officer
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As the Oregon Observer is a
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The “R-word” may not seem
like a big deal to some, but it’s a
bigger issue than a lot of people
realize. It hurts millions of people
with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those that love
The word hurts no matter what,
it does not matter if it’s directed at
a person with a disability. As part
of speaking for this campaign I
realized that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are not treated as equal. It’s
time for change and you and your
readers can help.
Special Olympics Wisconsin
athletes like myself accomplish
great things, we are members of
our local communities just like

everyone else and deserve to be
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Wouldn’t it be awesome to create acceptance and inclusion for
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Village of Oregon

In last week’s article about an Oregon couple’s bike trip to raise
funds for a service dog academy, we incorrectly paraphrased Lisa
Arndt in writing that service dogs work with people who have a terminal illness. That is what a therapy dog would do. Service dogs are
trained to do specific tasks for their human partners. We regret the

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Learning differences
apply to dogs, too

eople commonly assume
The Oregon Observer does not sweep errors under the rug. If you see
dogs learn just the same as
something you know or even think is in error, please contact editor Jim
we do, especially since they
Ferolie at 845-9559 or at so we can get it right. seem so naturally connected with
humans. We share many of the
same biology, facial expressions
and emotions.
When it comes to learning,
dogs have some distinctive
differences and if we fail to
acknowledge them we can run
into trouble.
Dogs hear
higher and
lower than
the human ear
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Dogs learn by association and
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learning is sometimes called PavKathy Woods
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lovian or classical conditioning.
Trial-and-error learning is known
as operant conditioning.
Association is a subconscious
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appearance of the little truck,
which predicted ice cream. Children who heard the music ran
home to get some money and
then ran to the curb, excitedly
waiting for the truck to appear.
Their association would have
been different if the truck pulled
up and the driver sprayed them
with a water cannon. It would
only take one or two such experiences before children would hear
the music and run away to hide.
Same stimuli, different association.
Operant conditioning is a
conscious process of trying different choices. When a choice
is reinforced, that strengthens
the behavior. It increases the
odds the next time the one gets
to choose they will repeat the
choice that was previously reinforced.
Dogs use the same process. In
fact, they simply do whatever
works for them. It is the consequence of their choice that drives
the behavior.
If jumping on people gets the
attention they seek as a little puppy, they will continue jumping as
they grow up. Call it Plan A.
However, if jumping makes
people go away (or makes the
dog go away) they learn that Plan
A no longer works. If you then
teach them to touch your palm
with their nose or to sit when
they approach you (and reward
them for doing so) they learn
Plan B.
The dog soon stops trying Plan
A and switches to Plan B. Dogs
simply do whatever works for
Another difference is that dogs
do not generalize as easily as
humans do. If I teach a dog all
sorts of trained behaviors (only)
in my living room and then visit
my neighbor to show off, my dog
might respond poorly to the same

The reason is that a dog
“learns” something specific to
the criteria which were present at
the time learning occurred.
Here is a way to envision it:
Assume a teenager is learning to drive and the classroom
instructor explains what a stop
sign means. The sign has a distinctive shape and color, and the
letters spell STOP. The teenager
can now negotiate intersections
knowing what to do upon facing
any stop sign.
Now imagine teaching a dog to
I might say, “Look at that red
thing over there, Buddha. That
means stop.”
If Buddha had thumbs to hold
the steering wheel and legs long
enough to reach the brake pedal,
he might stop.
Then we proceed to a different
intersection and I am dismayed
that Buddha runs the stop sign.
If I scold him he might protest,
“You did not teach me what that
red thing meant!”
Dogs need many repetitions
in various locations in order to
generalize a training cue and
behavior. Then one needs to systematically expose their dog to an
element of distance, distraction
or duration and cue the behavior.
With practice a dog can develop a reliable response in any
Remember, dogs just do whatever works for them, and that
works for me.
Daniel H. Antolec, CPDT-KA
is the owner of Happy Buddha
Dog Training. He has membership in Pet Professional Guild,
Force-Free Trainers of Wisconsin, Association of Professional
Dog Trainers, Association of
Professional Humane Educators
and American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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March 5, 2015

All reports taken from the her 44-year-old brother from
Oregon Police Department log- Oregon kept texting and calling
her. The man said the conversation went both ways and his
Jan. 29
sister owed him money. Police
12:40 p.m. A 48-year-old advised the man to go to small
employee at Oregon Manor claims court and told both to
reported between Dec. 25 and cease contact with each other.
Jan. 19 someone had sto2 p.m. Oregon officers
len $120 out of a 91-year-old assisted with an alcohol and
woman’s room. There was no tobacco enforcement investisuspect information.
gation at Alpine Liquor.
Jan. 31
3:08 p.m. A 35-year-old
Verona woman reported a
44-year-old Oregon man
entered her residence without
her permission and removed
all of the appliances from the
home. She only wanted it documented.
Feb. 1
5:50 p.m. A 39-year-old
man reported an unknown man
walking around in the snow in
the 700 block of Rinpoche Lane
who was possibly on drugs.
Police did not locate a suspect.
6:25 p.m. An officer helped
a 21-year-old driver and his
father push his car out from
being stuck at the intersection
of Park Street and North Oak
7:22 p.m. An officer, public
works employees and community members helped push four
cars out from being stuck on
North Alpine Parkway during
the snowstorm.
10:35 p.m. A 35-year-old
man reported his neighbor
in the 200 block of U.S. Hwy.
14 in Brooklyn was having his
place snowblowed by a private
company and waking his child
up. The two men and two others got into a verbal argument.
Police requested the men
whose snow was being plowed
to keep the lateness of the time
in mind.
Feb. 2
3:30 a.m. An officer called
a tow truck for a 51-year-old
man whose car was stuck
in the middle of South Perry
Parkway. The car’s battery was
also dead.
2:15 p.m. A 30-yearold Madison man clipped a
25-year-old woman’s car with
the Bobcat while plowing snow
in the 500 block of S. Perry
Feb. 3
1 p.m. A 40-year-old
Stoughton woman reported

Feb. 4
10 a.m. An officer cited a
16-year-old boy for truancy.
The boy told the officer he did
not care and would not go to
the court date and used profanity.
5:45 p.m. A 9-year-old girl
reported an 11-year-old boy
told her to “get on her knees
because she was going to die”
while she was playing outside
on the 200 block of Prairie View
Street. The boy denied saying
such, but both children were
advised not to play together
and police spoke with the parents of both of the children.
Feb. 5
8:22 p.m. A 19-year-old was
charged with theft under $100
after surveillance video showed
him putting a frappuccino
down his pants and leaving
Kwik Trip without paying for it.
9:28 p.m. A 49-year-old
man paid an unknown woman
$50 cash and a pack of cigarettes for “companionship.”
The woman then left in an
unknown vehicle. The man did
not know the woman’s name
but referred to her as “Beautiful
Feb. 6
4:06 p.m. An anonymous
caller reported a 36-year-old
man’s dogs were pooping in
his yard. Police warned the
man and he said he would keep
a better eye on the dogs.
4:21 p.m. A 15-year-old Cottage Grove boy and 13-yearold Oregon boy were smoking
marijuana while walking down
the street. The 15-year-old was
cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
5:20 p.m. An anonymous
caller reported lots of safety
issues with a 43-year-old
man, calling him a ticking time
bomb. The caller also reported
the man is purchasing firearms
and selling them to felons.
7:59 p.m. A 26-year-old
Evansville woman reported

she had $80 stolen out of her
purse while working at Oregon
9:14 p.m. A 50-year-old
Stoughton man reported his
vehicle was broken into while
parked at Oregon High School.
When an officer arrived, the
door was ajar because it was
closed on the seatbelt.
Feb. 7
10:45 p.m. A 28-year-old
Fitchburg woman and 30-yearold Oregon man returned to the
man’s residence on the 900
block of Park Street intoxicated
and got into a fight when the
man told the woman to leave.
Neither wanted to press charges and the two did not have a
domestic relationship. A friend
picked the woman up.
Feb. 8
4:15 a.m. A 23-year-old
woman was warned for noise
as she was having a party. An
anonymous caller had called
police about an argument that
occurred when unwanted individuals had arrived at the party.
The unwanted persons had left
before police arrived.
5:23 p.m. A 52-year-old
man called asking for a ride
to Madison for a Monday doctor’s appointment. An officer
advised the man police do not
give rides.
Feb. 9
1:55 p.m. A 58-year-old
woman notified police of a
potential phone scam. She
received calls from a James
Carson from a number she
believed was from Jamaica
telling her she had won $25
million and five cars, but she
needed to send $5,000 up
front. Police told the woman
not to send the money, as it
was likely a scam. Calls had
been occurring for around two
3:40 p.m. A 70-year-old
woman hit a 20-year-old
Brooklyn woman’s driver’s side
door while backing out of her
driveway on the 600 block of
South Main Street.
Feb. 10
4 p.m. A 53-year-old woman reported a 25-year-old De
Forest man had entered her
unlocked home on the 700
block of Janesville Street and
stolen her laptop within the last
couple of weeks.
– Scott Girard

OHS student artwork at Milwaukee museum
The Milwaukee Art
Museum’s annual exhibition of works by Wisconsin
students grades 7–12 is now
on view, and one of the featured young artist is Oregon
High School senior Alexa
More than 3,000 individual artworks from 116
schools across the state participated in the Scholastic
Art Awards – Wisconsin in
2015. Gold and Silver Key
winning artists are on display in Schroeder Galleria
through March 22.
The Scholastic Art
Awards - Wisconsin competition and exhibition is
the regional section of The
Scholastic Art and Writing
Awards National Program,
conducted by the Alliance
for Young Artists and Writers, Inc. In awards ceremonies on February 14, student artists will be awarded
201 individual Gold Keys
which forwards them on

to the National Scholastic
Art Awards Competition,
and 171 Silver Keys, which
allows for statewide recognition of their work.
Oregon High School art
teacher Michael Derrick
said the museum is featuring a collection of Uselman’s work. He said her
specialty is working with
colored pencils.
“She’s an awesome artist, and one of the best portrait artists I’ve seen come
through (the school),” he
Derrick said the school
has been “pretty lucky” to
have several students’ artwork on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum, with
Uselman being the latest.
“She’s a phenomenal student, and she’s one of the
best at taking feedback and
using it to learn and grow,”
he said. “If I’m not mistaken, she wants to be a future
art teacher.”

Daniel Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art
Museum, said it’s is a
privilege to see the work
of these young artists and
to be a part of their experience in the Scholastic Art
“With so much talent, I
have no doubt that choosing
the winners was hard for
our jury, and I look forward
to seeing some of these
same artists competing
again next year,” he said.
The Scholastic Art
Awards are sponsored by
the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Heller Family in
memory of their parents,
James K. and Avis M. Heller, the Greater Milwaukee
Foundation’s Flesch Family
Fund, Ray and Sue Kehm,
James and Carol Wiensch,
Vanguard Computers, Inc.
and an anonymous donor.

‘Brunch for Your
Brain’ back at
senior center
To stay healthy and
sharp, your brain needs
to be challenged. “Brunch
for Your Brain” returns
to the senior center later
this month, to introduce
participants to a variety
of topics relevant to brain
Learn how brains work,
stress relief tactics, how to
use visuals to stimulatepuzzles, optical illusions,
creative art, left/right brain
activities, listening as a
brain enhancer, expressing
opinions, reminiscing exercises, word games, memory-building exercises and
more. The instructors are
Nancy Johnson and Gunnard Swanson, both retired
teachers from the Oregon
School District.
There is a charge of $10
for this course, and participants must commit to the
entire session. Space is limited to 16 participants. Call
Anne at 835-5801 to sign up.

If you go
What: Brunch for Your
When: 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
from March 17 through
May 21
Where: Oregon Senior
Center, 219 Park St.
Info: Call Anne at 8355801



Sneak peek of Wis.
films March 17
Leave your wallet at
home and enjoy a night of
movie clips at the Oregon
Public Library from 6:308 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.
Selected trailers of the
17th annual Wisconsin
Film Festival picks will
be previewed at the library
for free. The full-length
versions of the films will
be shown at various theaters throughout Madison
from April 9-16.
After the screening, join
one of the film festival’s
staff members for an indepth discussion on the
filmmaking process and
coordinating the WFFs.
Bring questions for an
evening of conversation.
The WFF, presented
by the UW Madison Arts
Institute in association
with the UW Department
of Communication Arts, is
the largest campus-based
film festival in the country.

If you go
What: Film festival
sneak peek
When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17
Where: Sue Ames
Room, Oregon Public
Info: 835-3656,
The WFF features dozens of films in various
genres, including avantgarde, experimental, comedy, documentary, sci-fi,
animation and even nonEnglish language films.
New this year is the Big
Screens for Little Folks
series for kids and families.
For more information,
visit madisonpubliclibrary.

Students raising memorial funds
The Oregon High
School Class of 2016 is
raising funds to create a
memorial for classmate
Allyson Norland by selling and delivering water
softener salt around the
area. Norland, an OHS
junior, was killed in a car
accident last month.

Students will be going
door-to-door within the
villages of Oregon and
Brooklyn to get orders for
the salt March 14 through
April 4. Salt will be delivered to homes May 2 or 3.
For for information,
email ohssaltsale@gmail.

Fish Fry Fundraisers
Friday March 6th & Friday March 20th
From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
625 E. Netherwood St.,Oregon, WI

Single serving 6-9 oz. of baked or fried cod
Additional 3 oz. pieces for $1 each
Alternative meal available for kids

Story Ideas?
Let us know how
we’re doing.

Adults: $11
Kids Under 10: $5
Kids Under 4: Free
To Go Orders are Welcome!

Your opinion is something
we always want to hear.

Call 835-6677 or at


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Proceeds from the March 6th Event benefit
NINA (Neighbors in Need of Assistance) and
the Oregon Community Helping Hands Fund.

For more information
call 835-3154

Soar into Science!!!

March 14, 2015 • 1:00-4:00 p.m.
At Prairie View Elementary • 300 Soden Dr., Oregon, WI
Reduce your family’s cabin fever!! Come and explore the wonderfully creative student
projects even if you do not know anyone displaying a project. This year we are excited
to have Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri, the internationally-renowned science educator, joining
us with his Science Is Fun group. Other fun and fascinating things to do include:
• Find out how the American Transmission Company is helping to keep the lights on
• Explore your organs with UW Medical Students who are part of the
“Doctors Ought to Care” Program
• Get messy with UW-Madison Food Science
• Check out the creepy crawlies at the UW-Insect Ambassadors booth
• Talk to elementary school scientists and learn about their discoveries
• Learn about and experiment with the power of microwaves
• Observe how electrons move from one place to another
• Watch your blood pressure change with aerobic exercise and much much more
for kids of all ages to enjoy!


March 5, 2015

Oregon Observer


Coming up
what is probate and a way to avoid it.
The program is free, but call 835Local Madison artist, Michael 5801 to register.
Hecht, will give a unique interactive
presentation on the great American Friends of Brooklyn Fire/EMS
artist Norman Rockwell at the senior
The Friends of the Brooklyn Fire/
center at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
EMS will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Brooklyn Fire
Mahjongg returns
The senior center is bringing back
The group, made up of concerned
Mahjongg at 9:30 a.m. on March 6.
citizens to assist the departments with
The games will be held the first and fundraising, is working on two grants
third Fridays of the month.
and also collecting Bill’s Food Center
If you have a set, bring it along. For receipts to receive 1 percent cash as
more information, contact Anne at an ongoing project.
One grant is to assist with the purchase
of a defibrillator for the ambuPete the Cat party
lance. The second is a FEMA StaffThe library will be holding a Pete ing for Adequate Fire and Emergency
the Cat party from 10-11:30 a.m. Sat- Response grant.
urday, March 7.
The Friends group welcomes anyCelebrate books and reading with one with grant writing experience to
special guest, Pete the Cat. Everyone attend. For more information, contact
is welcome to enjoy stories, activities Dave Hall at
and cake.

Artist discussion

Legion planning meeting

Estate planning talk
Local lawyer and municipal court
judge Beth Cox will discuss estate
planning and probate at 10:45 a.m.
Monday, March 9 at the senior center.
She will cover wills, trusts and
powers of attorney, what an estate
plan is and why you need one, and

The Oregon-Brooklyn American
Legion will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the senior center to
discuss a variety of topics, including
Memorial Day planning, veterans’
needs, monuments and other topics.

St. Patrick’s Day program
The senior center will hold its St.
Patrick’s Day program at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March, 17. A traditional corned
beef and cabbage meal will be served
at 11:45 a.m.
The program will feature fiddlers
Ann and Sid. They play Irish music
and popular “old time” tunes, including Golden Slippers, Red Wing, Ragtime Annie and Tennessee Waltz.
Both musicians also play with the
Southern Wisconsin Fiddlers Association.
After lunch, leprechauns from
Union Bank and Trust will be offering door prizes.
To reserve a lunch, call 835-5801
by 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13.

Blood drive
March is Red Cross Month. There
will be a Red Cross Community
Blood Drive at St. John’s Church, 625
E. Netherwood St. from 7-11 a.m.
Saturday, March 14.
For an appointment, call 800-7332767 or visit Use
sponsor code Oregon.
Eat a healthy meal and drink an
extra 16 ounces of water before the

Community calendar
Thursday, March 5

• 1 p.m., Michael Hecht discusses
Norman Rockwell, senior center
• 6:30-8 p.m., Optimist Club meeting, OHS library, 575-2344

Friday, March 6

• 9:30 a.m., Mahjongg, senior center, 669-8071

Saturday, March 7

• 10-11:30 a.m., Pete the Cat
Party, library

Sunday, March 8

• 4 p.m., Oregon Area Historical
Society annual membership meeting, senior center

Monday, March 9

• Brush collection, Village of
• 9:30 a.m., Andy Jorgensen budget listening sessions, Firefly
• 10:45 a.m., Estate planning and
probate program with Beth Cox
(register), senior center, 835-5801
• 1 p.m., Monday Funday: LEGO
free build, library

• 6:30 p.m., Oregon School Board
meeting, RCI Intermediate School,
• 6:30 p.m., Village of Brooklyn
Board meeting, Village Hall
• 7 p.m., Town of Dunn Plan
Commission meeting, Town Hall

Tuesday, March 10

• 6 p.m., NKE Orchestra Recital
Concert, RCI Cafeteria

Wednesday, March 11

• 9-11 a.m., Rubber Stamping
Cards with Katie ($10, register by
March 9), senior center, 835-5801
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Computer
class: Exploring iPads and Tablets
($15), senior center, 835-5801
• 6:30 p.m., Friends of the Brooklyn
Fire/EMS meeting, Brooklyn Fire
• 7 p.m., American Legion Meeting,
senior center

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Thursday, March 5
WOW: Oregon Village
Board Meeting (of March
ORE: Girls Varsity
Iceberg Hockey vs. Beloit
(of Feb. 14)
Friday, March 6
Rockwell” Talk @ Oregon
Senior Center (of March
ORE: BKE 4th Grade
Orchestra Concert (of
March 2)
Saturday, March 7
WOW: “Nutrition Talk”
@ Bill’s Foods (of March
ORE: “Love of Three
Oranges” OHS Play (of
Feb. 27)
Sunday, March 8
ORE: OMS Madrigal
Dinner (of Feb. 13)

Monday, March 9
Roosevelt” Talk @
Oregon Senior Center
(of Feb. 12)
ORE: 6:30 p.m.—
LIVE—Oregon School
Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 10
WOW: “Tracy Jane
Comer” Music (of Oct.
Varsity Basketball vs.
DeForest Regional (of
March 6)
Wednesday, March 11
Weigel” Music @
Oregon Senior Center
(of July 2009)
ORE: “Pinocchio” NKE
Musical (of March 2008)
Thursday, March 12
WOW: “Ekaterinburg
Classical Trio” (of Aug.
ORE: Oregon School
Board Meeting (of March

Sunday, March 15

• 1 p.m., Movie: “St. Vincent,”
senior center
• 2-3 p.m., Dog Safety and Bite
Prevention Class, Firefly

Monday, March 16

• 3:30-4:30 p.m., Monday Funday:
LEGO and games, library
• 6:30-7 p.m., OPL Puppet Show,
• 7 p.m., Town of Dunn Board
meeting, Town Hall

Friday, March 13

• 4-5 p.m., Teen Advisory Board,
library, 835-3656

Community cable listings

Saturday, March 14

• 7-11 a.m., Red Cross Community
Blood Drive (sponsor code
Oregon), St. John’s Church, 625 E.
Netherwood, 800-733-2767,
• 10-10:30 a.m., Dads and Donuts,
• 1-4 p.m., Science fair, Prairie
View Elementary

Tuesday, March 17
• 10:30 a.m., Brunch for your Brain
begins, senior center, 835-5801

Senior center
Monday, March 9
Pepper Steak w/Gravy
Mashed Potatoes Spinach
Apple Slices
W. W. Bread
VO: Soy Pepper Mixture
Tuesday, March 10
Chicken & Dumplings
W.W. Bread
Lemon Bar
VO: Soy w/Dumplings
Wednesday, March 11
Tomato Barley Soup
Sliced Turkey & Cheese on
Mandarin Orange Jell-O with
VO: Meatless Soup &
Cheese Sandwich
Thursday, March 12
Beef Tips over Egg Noodles
Fruit Cocktail
Multi Grain Bread
Orange Sherbet
VO: Soy in Veggie Gravy
SO: Chef Salad
Friday, March 13
Mac & Cheese
Green Beans
Fruit Cup
Multi Grain Bread

Monday, March 9
9 a.m., CLUB
9 a.m., Wii Bowling
10 a.m., Dominoes
10:45 a.m., Estate Planning
1 p.m., Get Fit
1:30 p.m., Bridge
4 p.m., Weight Loss Support
Tuesday, March 10
8:30 a.m., Zumba Gold
12:30 p.m., Sheepshead
12:30 p.m., Stoughton Shopping
Wednesday, March 11
9 a.m., CLUB
9 a.m., Cards with Katie
9 a.m., Veterans’ Group
11 a.m., Exploring iPads &
Tablets Class
1 p.m., Get Fit
1 p.m., Euchre
2 p.m., Knit/Crochet Group
7 p.m., American Legion Meeting
Thursday, March 12
AM—Chair Massage
8:30 a.m., Zumba Gold
9 a.m., Pool Players
9 a.m., COA
12:30 a.m., Shopping at Bill’s
1 p.m., Cribbage
Friday, March 13
9 a.m., CLUB
9 a.m., Wii Bowling
9:30 a.m., Blood Pressure
10:45 a.m., Gentle Yoga
12 p.m., Market Day Due
1 p.m., Get Fit

2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
Pastor Rich Johnson
8:30 a.m. classic service
10:45 a.m. new song service
101 Second Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3852
Pastor Rebecca Ninke
9 a.m. Holy Communion
10 a.m. Fellowship
PO Box 233, Oregon
(608) 286-3121
Pastor Eric Wenger
10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry
Parkway, Oregon
201 Church Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3344
Pastor Dave Pluss
9:30 a.m. Worship
143 Washington Street, Oregon
(608) 835-3554
Pastor Karl Hermanson
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
Holy Communion 2nd & last
408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC)
Oregon, WI  
608-835-3082 -
Pastor Bob Vetter
10 a.m. Blended Worship
11 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship
11:15 a.m.  All-ages activity
5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
Pastor: Phil Haslanger
Associate Pastor Twink JanMcMahon
8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship

Central Campus: Raymond Road and
Whitney Way
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45
a.m. Worship West Campus: Corner
of Hwy. PD and Nine Mound Road,
SUNDAY - 9 & 10:15 a.m., 6 p.m.
Worship (608) 271-6633
752 E. Netherwood, Oregon
Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor
(608) 835-7972
8:30 and 10:15 a.m. worship service
at Oregon High School PAC
Children’s ministries, birth-4th grade
651 N. Main Street, Oregon
Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl
(608) 835-5763
SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship
103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon
Pastors Jason and Johanna Mahnke
(608) 835-3755
Communion is the 1st & 3rd
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship and
Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship;
5 p.m. The Gathering Sunday night
service with simple supper to follow
625 E. Netherwood, Oregon
Pastor Paul Markquart and Pastor
Emily Tveite
(608) 835-3154
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
Oregon Community Bank & Trust,
105 S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon - Bob
Groth, Pastor - (608) 513-3435
SUNDAY - 10 a.m. Worship
CHRIST - Paoli
At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB
Rev. Sara Thiessen
(608) 845-5641
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Support groups
• Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, First
Presbyterian Church,
every Monday and
Friday at 7 p.m.
• Diabetes Support
Group, Oregon Senior
Center, 320 Fair St.,
882-0407, fourth
Thursday of each month
at 1:30 p.m. (starting
Feb. 26)
• Parents Supporting
Parents, LakeView
Church, Stoughton, third

Tuesday of every month
from 6:30-8 p.m.
• Relationship & Divorce
Support Group, State
Bank of Cross Plains,
every other Monday at
6:30 p.m.
• Veterans’ Group,
Oregon Area Senior
Center, every second
Wednesday at 9 a.m.
• Weight-Loss Support
Group, Oregon Area
Senior Center, every
Monday at 3:30 p.m.

In the Gospel of Luke we are told that Jesus appointed
72 disciples to go out in advance of his coming: “After
this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them
two by two ahead of him to every town and place where
he was about to go.” (Luke 10:1) They were given specific
instructions and by Luke’s account the spirit was moving
mightily in those early days. But, what does it mean to be
a modern-day disciple of Christ, one who would spread the
word of God in advance of His second coming? This is an
important but neglected question. Most Christians would
probably assent to being labeled followers of Christ, but
how many of us are true disciples of Christ? And, what
precisely does it mean it to be a disciple of Christ in these
times? The author Dan Solis addresses these questions
in a recent book entitled Discipleship, worthwhile reading
for anyone who takes seriously the biblical instruction to
spread the gospel. Perhaps the catchiest gospel exhortation is the one apocryphally attributed to Saint Francis to
his followers to go forth and preach the gospel, with words
if necessary. Ultimately, all Christians are called to share
the good news, with both word and deed, and so we all
should reflect on how we can best do this, and be committed to actually doing it.
– Christopher Simon
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the
Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his
harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among
Luke 10:2-3

March 5, 2015


Oregon Observer

Photos by Mark Ignatowski

‘The Love of Three Oranges’
Oregon High School students take audience members on an imaginary journey in a fairy tale kingdom during their performance of
“The Love of Three Oranges” last weekend. The comedy, based on
a scenario by Carlo Gozzi, follows a prince on his quest to find love
while he fends off various dangers.
Andrew Nelson (Prince Tartaglia) brings Caitlin Greibel (Princess Ninetta) some much-needed water in his boot.

Above, evil witch Beryl Miess
(Fata Morgana) and Kathyrn
Nelson (Smeradlina) argue
about how to trick the prince.

Above, Zack Bonno (Truffaldino) prepares to accompany the prince
on his journey.

Maria Camacho (Creonta) cries out at the loss of her oranges.

At right, Andrew Nelson (Prince
Tartaglia) receives guidance
from magician Sean Hynek
(Celio) on his quest to find the
three oranges.

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March 5, 2015

Oregon Observer

From Oregon to Appalachia

Oregon native Linde Sundell helping rural residents in West Virginia
Brenton, West Virginia
– a town of fewer than 250
people – is a remote location
nestled in the Appalachian
Mountains. It’s the kind of
isolation some people dream
of, though it can cause a few
problems for
those used to
modern technology.
“At first,
I was like,
‘Shoot, I
don’t have
any cell ser- Sundell
vice – how
am I going
talk to my friends?’ And
then I realized there are other
ways; it’s not the end of the
world,” said Oregon native
Linde Sundell, who recently
moved to the area.
Sundell is the volunteer

coordinator for the Appalachia Service Project (ASP),
a non-profit organization that
specializes in life-changing
mission experiences, such as
emergency home-repair for
the less fortunate within the
Appalachian region of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West
Virginia. ASP enlists over
16,500 volunteers annually
from across the country to
work on these homes. Behind
the scenes of all this is Sundell who, along with three coworkers, serves in ASP’s Lilly Fellowship, a nine-month
vocational discernment program that challenges its participants to critically assess
how they are being called to
serve others as they prepare
for post-collegiate careers.
Sundell, the volunteer

coordinator, performs a lot of
duties for the group.
“Every day I check emails,
see if any volunteers or
potential volunteers and
group leaders have emailed
and asked questions, and I
respond to those,” she said.
“I make contact calls with
volunteers and go over trip
details and construction project information. Whenever
we get applications in, I enter
them into our database. I
send out letters to homeowners and answer the phone, as
well as make sure the center
is clean, and that rooms and
chores are assigned to volunteers.”
Sundell said she was
attracted to the group after
volunteering twice with her
church. After graduating
from St. Olaf College, she


heard about the Lilly Fellowship and decided to apply.
“I thought it would be
really cool to go deeper into
why I am doing the vocations
that I am doing and how I can
better serve people, God, and
myself,” she said. “It’s going
well. I feel that I want to do
something within service and
nonprofits, but don’t know
exactly where or how yet. I
really like what I am doing
now so I will keep on doing
Sundell, the rest of the
staff at ASP’s Guyan Valley
Center, and their volunteers
continue to work towards
making homes warmer, safer,
and drier throughout the rest
of this fall, winter and into
next spring. Their work is cut
out for them: for everyone
home ASP is able to repair,
it must turn down five additional requests for repairs
due to lack of volunteers and

Photo submitted

Oregon native Linde Sundell is keeping busy these days as the
volunteer coordinator for the Appalachia Service Project, which is
based in West Virginia.

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Boys basketball

Panthers finish second in Badger South, start regionals Friday
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Oregon High School boys
basketball team picked up its 17th
win Thursday, knocking off Monona
Grove 56-53.
That win didn’t just help the Panthers (17-5 overall, 9-3 conference)
finish second in the Badger South
this season but it also gave Oregon
its first 17-win season in 13 years.
The Panthers actually trailed by

three points in the fourth quarter
before taking over at the end. Oregon
outscored MG 19-13 in the fourth.
Junior Charlie Soule went off for
26 points, while junior Alex Duff
added 13. Seniors Mitch Morhoff
and Markus Tobias added eight and
six points, respectively.
Senior Joel O’Donnell led MG
with 20 points.
Now Oregon looks to make a postseason run, as it begins the WIAA
Division 2 regionals at 7 p.m. Friday.

The fourth-seeded Panthers take
on fifth-seeded DeForest in the
regional semifinal. Head coach Jon
Nedelcoff said DeForest plays a similar style to Monona Grove and Fort
Atkinson, which were both close
games this season.
“We have to keep doing what we
have been doing – keeping the game
simple and taking advantage of our
consistency,” he said. “If I had to say
anything about this group that came
down to playing with simple logic,

we have been highly consistent with
how we approached every game and
how we reacted to situations.
What: WIAA Division 2 regional
“We can’t lose that. You can’t lose
semifinal: No. 4 Oregon vs. No. 5
your DNA, and if we keep it, I think
our probabilities of doing well will
show itself.”
When: 7 p.m. Friday
If Oregon wins, it will either travel
Where: Oregon High School
to first-seeded Stoughton or host
the winner of eighth-seeded Reedsburg and ninth-seeded Madison Tuesday deadline).
Edgewood (the winner of that game
The regional final is at 7 p.m.
was unknown by the Observer’s Saturday.

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Girls basketball

Seniors leave legacy
Season ends in regional
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Friday’s 72-50 season-ending
loss against third-seeded Stoughton in the WIAA Division 2
regional semifinals does not define
the 2014-15 Oregon High School
girls basketball season, head coach
Corey Sielaff said.
After losing five seniors from
the previous year, including a
Division I recruit (Maddy Gits),
much of this season lied on the
shoulders of the team coming
together despite a significant age
gap – three seniors, three juniors,
four sophomores and two freshmen.
But seniors Riley Rosemeyer,
Kelsey Jahn and Raegan Tervort
all did their part to not only help
the team unite by also to help the
team play at a high level, finishing
15-8 overall and being a part of the
first conference title in 32 years.
“The great thing was that (assistant coach Stephanie Lovell) and I
really didn’t have to do anything.
It was all of our seniors that took
care of that,” Sielaff said. “They
brought those girls together, and it
was one of the closest-knit teams I
had ever been a part of, definitely
that I ever coached. … The senior
class is a model for how we want
our kids to lead. They led vocally.
They led by example, and they led
in the game physically.
“They are the all-around student-athlete, and everything that
Oregon High School preaches, you
can look at those three girls and
prop them up as the perfect example for how you want kids to lead.”
Unfortunately, the way the D2
sectional 3 is seeded, the Panthers
were pitted against a Stoughton
team that finished runner-up in
the Badger South to Oregon and
Madison Edgewood in the regular
And that along with handling the
one-and-done aspect of the playoffs made the regional test even
more difficult.
“It is always hard to mentally
prepare for that one-and-done situation because there is so much
added pressure and added expectation and really amps up the intensity of the game,” Sielaff said. “We
knew that Stoughton, after coming
off that win against Edgewood at
the end of the season, was going to
be jacked up and ready to go.”
The Panthers started slow and
fell behind 12-2 in the first quarter before picking up six points in


Triple Crown
John Wells
Special to Unified Newspaper Group 

Photos by Evan Halpop

Senior Riley Rosemeyer (24) barrels in for a layup attempt Friday, Feb. 27, in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal against
Stoughton at Oregon High School. The Panthers’ season ended in a 72-50 loss.

about 45 seconds to cut the deficit
to 12-8.
However, after a back-andforth second quarter, the Vikings’
offense exploded.
“They were shooting lights out
for the whole game. They were
making everything. They were getting good looks. They were beating us in transition a little bit,”
Sielaff said. “We really struggled
to find the bottom of the basket.”
Early in the third, Oregon got to
within a point with a chance to tie
at the free-throw line, but that is
when Stoughton started to not only
make outside shots but also were
getting baskets with a free throw.
It didn’t help that Oregon was also
turning the ball over during this
stretch, Sielaff said.
“We couldn’t even get solid
looks because we were turning
the ball over. It just looked like no
one was really looking to score,”
Sielaff said. “That is definitely
a credit to Stoughton’s defense.
They did a great job defending us.”
Stoughton outscored the Panthers 47-28 in the second half.
And finished with four doubledigit scorers. Sophomore Kendra Halverson led the Vikings
with 21 points, while sophomore

Senior Kelsey Jahn (10) drives from the perimeter Friday against Stoughton.

Payton Kahl added 14. Sophomore
Marissa Robson and junior Hannah Hobson chipped in 11 and 10
points, respectively.
“When you play three times, you

know each other well, and they got
the better of us,” Sielaff said.
Rosemeyer and Jahn each scored
15 points to lead Oregon. Junior
Leah Koopman added 11.

There are changes in store
for the Madison International Speedway 2015 season,
but the Triple Crown Challenge won’t be one of them.
This season will mark the
fourth year of the Super Late
Models Triple Crown.
“Madison has a rich history of providing top notch
Super Late Model racing
for our fans, and the Triple
Crown Challenge continues
that tradition,” Speedway
owner Gregg McKarns said.
“There has been a lot of
interest from teams across
the region curious about our
Super Late Model events.
“I believe we will have
a strong contingent of
champion and challengers attempting to claim the
  The three Friday night
race dates are scheduled for
June 5, July 10 and Aug. 21.
Each race will be 50 laps.
An overall champion will
be crowned based on the
three races with a point fund
for the top five point earners.
Past champions in the
series include Nathan Haseleu (2012), Casey Johnson
(2013) and Chris Wimmer
Unlike the weekly Late
Model division, the Triple
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event, meaning teams will
not be required to join NASCAR in order to compete.
The Triple Crown events
comprise three of the four
visits for Super Late Models
at MIS as the ARCA Midwest Tour begins the 2015
season on Sunday, May 3 in
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March 5, 2015

Oregon Observer

Sport shorts
Vanko is traded to
Youngstown (Ohio)
The Madison Capitols of the
United States Hockey League
announced the trade of captain and former Oregon High
School standout Alec Vanko
on Tuesday.
Vanko, who is on the inactive players lists, played in 45
games this season, scoring one
goal and assisting on 11 more.
The Capitols dealt him to the
Youngstown (Ohio) Phantoms.
“As a veteran player in the
league, we are grateful for all
of Alec’s contributions to the
Madison Capitols, both as a
person and a player,” Capitols head coach and general
manager Luke Strand said.
“We wish him well with the
remainder of the season and
his career at Minnesota State.”
Vank will be attending Minnesota State Mankato to play
college hockey in the fall.

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Cheer team takes first,
second at Kettle Moraine
Oregon High School cheer team placed first in Cheer Dance
division and second place in the Division 1 Stunting division
at the Kettle Moraine Lutheran Cheer competition on Feb. 14.
Team members (front, from left) are: Abby Brouillet, Denae
Allen, Jordan Anderson, Jennica Evans and Jessica Forster;
(back) Taylor Soule, Lulu Spencer, Cassidy Kennedy, Jean
Cooper, Emma Hollis,Marina Palacios, Sierra Looze and Anna

Tobias: OHS boys basketball senior paves way for students wishing to work from home

Help from the staff
Nedelcoff – who helped
guide Tobias through the
process by helping him
with resources and connections within the program –
said Schmitt is one of the
main reasons why Tobias
can play today.
Schmitt coordinates the
blended learning program,
which is one of the only
area programs that offers a
full online course, and she
tweaked the curriculum to
fit Tobias’ needs.
“Jennifer Schmitt has
done a fantastic job of giving kids at a variety of different levels and needs
to not only getting a high
school degree but pursuing
it in their type of modality or, most of all, maybe
where they are at in life,”
Nedelcoff said. “Not everyone is at the same playing
field. We want to make it
fair. It might not always
be equal, but you want to
give a fair playing field so
everyone have the same

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Above, senior Markus Tobias (42) is helped up after going for a
rebound Dec. 19 against Fort Atkinson; (at right) Tobias attempts to
grab a loose ball and wins the battle Feb. 6 against Stoughton.

When first exploring
options, Nedelcoff worked
with Schmitt to make sure
Tobias was in compliance
with school standards, state
standards and the WIAA
Nedelcoff also wanted to
make sure Tobias was comfortable with transitioning
from being homeschooled
to the new curriculum at the
OHS blended learning program.
“He brought it to a different environment and actually created a new environment – today what we call
personalized learning,”
Nedelcoff said.
“He has been a fantastic
model of basically not just
being successful at it but
with how he went about it
in a mature way.”
Markus is still involved
with Schmitt to work out

what classes are best for
others to choose from. For
example, he is taking a law
and order class this semester, and five other students
are waiting to take the class.
If Markus approves the
class for Schmitt, then she
can correctly evaluate it
and let the other students
take it.

Helping similar cases
Now that Tobias has
paved the way for other
students to take online
courses, he is someone to
seek advice from, and he
said he has already helped
a few students behind him
choose the best path for
But one aspect Markus’s
mother Diane said she
needs to clarify is that a
homeschooled student still
can’t play WIAA sports.

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Markus had to switch from
his family’s homeschooling
to the OHS blended learning program.
She said other homeschoolers who want to play
WIAA sports will also need
to follow in Markus’ footsteps.
“I’m extremely grateful
for the staff at OHS who
made this unique experience a reality for me,”
Markus said. “Hopefully
this will help other students

in the future who might be
in the same situation as I
Tobias not only became
the first online student to
pass an AP class, but he
also has been accepted into
Edgewood College and the
University of WisconsinLa Crosse.
“It was easy for me, but
if you are coming straight
from a public school, it
can be difficult at first,”
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The classes blend both
the digital experience –
where he follows deadlines
for tests and other work
– with one-on-one, faceto-face meetings to guide
Tobias through the curriculum.
“If I had the option to
continue homeschooling, I
would have done that without a doubt because you can
specialize in what you really want to major on in college, but the online course
is great because I can still
take all my classes at home
and make my own schedule,” Tobias said. “Instead
of teachers talking for 45
minutes and you already
have that down, you can be
doing something else in that
A typical day begins at 8
a.m. with breakfast, a few
classes and then a break.
Around lunchtime, Tobias
goes to OHS for Personalized Function Training,
and then he returns home
to work on the rest of his
“The learning is basically the same, but a lot of
the teachers said it is more
work and you have to put
more time into it,” Markus
Tobias said.
But the key is finishing
up early enough to have
a 45-minute break before
practice. He said he notices
a difference in energy levels with some of his teammates during after-school
“They are so tired when

they come after school,” he
said. “They have been in
school for eight hours, so I
don’t blame them.”
Tobias can even get
ahead with his work to
give himself full days off
before big games or practices, something he plans on
doing Friday when Oregon
opens the WIAA Division 2
The discipline and convenience of setting his own
schedule is one of the reasons Tobias loves being
able to complete school at


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March 5, 2015


Oregon Observer

Oregon resident has successful equestrian year
McIsaac competes
in U.S. Dressage
2014 was a banner year
in equestrian sports for
Oregon resident, Megan
McIsaac. McIsaac, the president of Lindinhof Equine
Sports Zentrum, is active in
the sport of dressage and is
working towards a place on
the US Olympic team in the
Dressage is the art of riding and training a horse in
a manner that develops obedience, flexibility and balance. It has also been called
poetry in motion and ballet
on horseback.
In September, McIsaac
traveled to Pennsylvania
to compete in dressage at
Devon with 15-year-old
black Hann gelding, Buenos
Noches, owned by Lindihof
client Michelle Moeller.
The invitation-only competition is one of the highestrated international dressage
competitions and the most

complete breed show outside of Europe. Together,
they won fourth level, test
three, the nation’s highest
The following month,
in October, McIsaac competed at the U.S. Dressage
Finals regional championships with three horses at
the Kentucky Horse Park in
Lexington, along with 600
others in Region 2. Region
2 includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota,
Indiana and West Virginia.
McIsaac competed in
training level open (reserve
champion), first level
open (fourth place) and
first level freestyle open
(reserve champion) with
Kingsley, owned by WisconsinKid, LLC; first level
open, first level freestyle
and second level freestyle
with Elbricht, owned by
Sue and Rick Neipert; and
fourth level open, fourth
level freestyle and Prix
St. Georges level dressage
with Buenos Noches. Her
freestyles were designed by
Melanie Michalak of MSM

The reserve championships with Kingsley as
well as the wild cards with
Elbricht earned McIsaac an
invitation to the U.S. Dressage Finals in November
back at the Kentucky Horse
Park. The national headto-head competition showcases competitors in adult
amateur and open divisions
at training level through
grand prix.
There, McIsaac and
Kingsley captured the
U.S. national champion
title in the first level freestyle, and they also placed
eighth in the training level
open championship. With
Elbricht, McIsaac came
away with 13th in the second level freestyle and seventh in the first level freestyle.
This year McIsaac is
focusing on regionals and
the U.S. finals. If Kingsley
is ready, McIsaac would
also like to compete in the
USDF Developing Prix St.
George Championships in

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designer; rider and trainer Megan McIssac on Kingsley; Gary Rockwell, judge; Toni Nelson, awards rep;
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Milton and Bill (Becky)
Fry of Edgerton.
She is further survived
by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and
Colleen was preceded in
death by her father, Ervin
Fry, as well as other relatives and friends.
An open house celebrating her life and memories
will be held on April 25 at
The Gathering Place in
Milton from 1-5 p.m. In
lieu of flowers, the family
is asking that donations be
sent to the “Colleen Ristau
Fund” at Summit Credit
Union, PO BOX 8046,
Madison, 53708-8046. 
The funds raised will go
towards a memorial park
bench with any excess benefits going to Agrace Hospice.
Thank you all for your
condolences, prayers and
Here is one of Colleen’s
favorite quotes and how
she too would choose to be
remembered: “Remember
me with smiles and laughter; For that is the way
I’ll remember you all.” ~
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Colleen is survived by
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed a
review of the City Disposal Corp. Landfill Superfund site on Sand
Hill Road in rural Dane County about 7 miles south of Madison.
The Superfund law requires regular checkups of sites that have
been cleaned up – with waste managed on-site – to make sure the
cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. This
was the fourth review of the site.
This review included an evaluation of background information,
cleanup requirements, effectiveness of the cleanup, and
maintenance and monitoring efforts. It also looked at ways to
operate more efficiently.
EPA’s cleanup of tetrahydrofuran contamination at the abandoned
landfill consisted of capping, fencing, controlling landfill gas,
pumping and treating contaminated groundwater, implementing
site controls, and monitoring. The review found the cleanup
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Geraldine A. “Sue” Newton, age 87, of Oregon,
passed away on Sunday,
March 1, 2015, at Sienna
Meadows in Oregon. 
She was born on May
26, 1927, in Madison, the
daughter of Arthur and Jessie (Taylor) Newton. 
Sue was a graduate
of Oregon High School,
class of 1945, and Edgewood College in 1964.
She received her Master’s
Degree in Business Education in 1968 from UWMadison.
Sue taught business
classes at various high
schools in Wisconsin during her career. She also volunteered as an E.M.T. with
the Oregon Fire Department for many years.  In
her spare time, she enjoyed
doing bird carvings, which
she attended classes for
and created many beautiful
carvings. Sue followed the
Packers, Brewers and especially the Badgers, attending the 2000 Rose Bowl. 
Sue is survived by her
brother, Earl “Bill” Newton; brother-in-law, Roger
Lawry; nieces, LuAnn

(Russ) Frautschy, Laura
(Seth) Schoonover, Barbara (Gary) Voss and
Shari (Vince) Gullo; nephews, Gary (Ronda) Lawry,
Gregg (Michelle) Lawry,
William (Maria) Newton,
Richard (Gwen) Newton,
Jim (Mary) Newton, Randy
(Janell) Newton and Jerry
Newton;  and many greatnieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in
death by her parents; brother, Robert (Wanetta) Newton; sister, Jean Lawry; and
sister-in-law, Lucille Newton. 
Funeral Services will be
held at St. John’s Lutheran
Church, 625 E. Netherwood
St., Oregon, at 11 a.m., on
Thurs., March 5, with the
Rev. Paul Markquart presiding. 
Burial will be held at
Prairie Mound Cemetery
in Oregon.  Visitation will
be held at the church from
9 a.m. until the time of the
service on Thursday.
Online condolences may
be made at gundersonfh.

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Colleen A. (Fry) Ristau,
age 66, of Oregon, passed
away Friday morning
Feb. 13, 2015, at Agrace
Hospice Center in Fitchburg due to complications
from Multiple Sclerosis
Colleen was born Aug.
31, 1948, the daughter of
Ervin and Beverly (Graskamp) Fry of Milton. She
is a 1966 graduate of Milton High School.
On Jan. 20, 1968, she
married her longtime
sweetheart, Wayne Ristau
of Oregon. After his service in the U.S. Army and
time in Vietnam was done,
they moved to Oregon and
began growing their family
in 1972.
Colleen worked at the
Bank of Oregon from
1974-1992. And then
moved on to the State of
Wisconsin, DHFS/DWD
where she played a key
role in the Work Not Welfare program until 1999
when MS forced her hand
into disability retirement.
Colleen enjoyed being an
involved parent in her children’s school careers and

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Oregon Observer


Academic Achievements
Arizona State
Elyse Candell, dean’s list

Michigan Tech
Matthew Sampson, dean’s


list; Ryan Krull, dean’s honor
list; Bradley Maerz, dean’s list;
Erin Mcallister, high honor roll;
Alexandra Mccann, dean’s list;
Caroline Mccormick, dean’s
list; Michael Merdler, honor
roll; Megan Neperud, dean’s
list; Shannon Olson, dean’s
honor list; Michelle Peterson,
dean’s list; Pierce Peterson,
dean’s honor list; Thomas
Richards, dean’s list; Brandon
Schulting, dean’s honor list;
Natalie Shirk, dean’s list;
Jessica Simon, dean’s list;
Miranda Switzky, dean’s list;
Morgan Szabo, dean’s list;
Bradlee Wienholtz, dean’s list;
Jamie Wood, dean’s list

David Hallinan, dean’s list;
Sara Harn, dean’s list; Austin
Helmke, dean’s list; Hunter
Johnson, dean’s honor list;
Kaitlyn Landry, dean’s list; UW-La Crosse
Sarah Lowery, dean’s high Brooklyn
honors; Mariah Martin, dean’s
Jeffrey Jaeggi, dean’s list;
list; Emily Reinicke, dean’s list;
Jones, dean’s list
Brian Straub, dean’s list
Hannah Best, dean’s list;
Alexis Boumstein, dean’s list;
Joshua Brauns, dean’s list;
Colin Byron, dean’s honor
list; Hilary Carpenter, dean’s
list; Kevin Condon, dean’s list;
James Debano, dean’s honor
list; Katie Donner, dean’s list;
Danielle Edelburg, dean’s list;
Thomas Eithun, dean’s honor
list; Allison Eugster, dean’s
list; Emily Forster, dean’s list;
Aaron Gochberg, dean’s list;
Rachel Hakes, dean’s honor
list; Kelsey Hiveley, dean’s
honor list; Rachel Hughes,
dean’s list; Emily Jost, dean’s

Andrew Brownfield, dean’s
list;  Timothy Fallon, dean’s
list;  Hannah Gothard, dean’s
list;  Allison Greene, dean’s
list;  Elizabeth Hackner, dean’s
list;  Emily Harms, dean’s
list;  Justin Helmkamp, dean’s
list;  Austin Janssen, dean’s
list;  Danielle Lee, dean’s
list;  Hannah McAllister,
dean’s list;  Jacob McGrath,
dean’s list;  Eva Meyer, dean’s
list;  Heidi Noyce, dean’s
list;  Allison Prew, dean’s
list;  Allyson Stone, dean’s
list; Brady Turk, dean’s list

Ripon College
Mallory Krumrei, dean’s list

Upper Iowa University
Michelle Deegan, dean’s list
Desiree Brekke, dean’s list

Marquette University

Rachel Guenther, dean’s list;
Meaghan Kelly, dean’s list;
Abigail Nehls-Lowe, dean’s
list; Danielle Rockwell, dean’s
list; Cody Waters, dean’s list;
Lauren Wysocky, dean’s list

Ottawa University

Carroll University

Nicole Darga, high honors;
Max Thoma, dean’s list
Haley Hyames, honors
Bradley Rehrauer, dean’s
Alison Schommer, cum list; Shelby Wilhelm, dean’s list
laude; Rebecca Hackner, honors; Emily Janes, high honors; UW-Platteville
Anna McCartney, highest hon- Brooklyn
ors; Minji Olson, honors; Laura
Kaley Frautschy, dean’s list;
Risser, high honors; Gustav Joseph Gehrmann, dean’s list
Schermetzler, highest honors;
Max Schmidt, highest honors Oregon
Andrew Behrend, dean’s
UW-River Falls
list;  Megan Dietrich, dean’s
list;  Nicholas Jaeckels, dean’s
Melanie Jacobson, dean’s list;  Claire Joyce, dean’s
list; Elizabeth Schumacher, list;  Katherine Klahn, dean’s
Mackenzie list;  Nathan Lange, dean’s
Wilkinson, dean’s list
list;  Bryce Murphy, dean’s
list; Daniel Rau, dean’s list
University of
Miranda Mellen, dean’s list

UW-Eau Claire

UW-Green Bay

UW-La Crosse

Megan Brugger, honors;
Eva Meyer, BS, mathematChloe Crubaugh, dean’s Sarah Starr, honors
ics; Rachel Rockwell, BS, eduhonor roll

Concordia University
Carly Bausch, dean’s list; Oregon
Kristina Hagstrom, dean’s list
Rebecca David, honors list
UW-Stevens Point

Cacia Tipple, BS, social sciJennifer Nankivil, dean’s list; ence
Megan Schmitt, dean’s list; Oregon
Veronica Schwenn, dean’s list;
Alison Schommer, BS, biolCaitlin Shirk, dean’s list
ogy, English

Minnesota-Twin Cities

Jennifer Landry, dean’s list
Brittny Deegan, dean’s list;


Megan Guthmiller, chancel- Oregon
lor’s award; Makyla Resch,
Kyle Alvis, biology; Sharchancellor’s award
Ron Buie, business administration; Brian Jacobs, electrical
engineering; Masees Mesdjian,
industrial engineering; Tiffanie
Joseph Gerhmann, chancel- Nelson, animal science
lor’s list
UW-Eau Claire

Megan Dietrich, chancellor’s
Christine Hansen, BS, kinelist; Claire Joyce, chancellor’s siology; Abigail Nehls-Lowe,
BS, communication sciences
and disorders
Rayna Kluz, dean’s list;
Benjamin Rudolph, dean’s list;
Jeffrey Van Kampen, dean’s
list; Madeline Vogt, dean’s list

Lewis University (Ill.)
Jason Fourdraine, dean’s list

UW-Stevens Point


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Public Works
Request for Bid

Bid is for Asphalt Milling & Overlaying for Village Streets.
Sealed proposals will be received by
the Public Works Director at 117 Spring
St, Oregon, WI 53575, until 2 pm on March
11, 2015.
Bid specifications for this project
may be obtained by contacting the Village Clerk’s office at 835-3118.
Published: February 26 and March 5, 2015


Any qualified elector who is unable
or unwilling to appear at the polling place
on Election Day may request to vote an
absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any
U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age
or older on Election Day, who has resided
in the ward or municipality where he or
she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The
elector must also be registered in order
to receive an absentee ballot.
You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.
Contact your municipal clerk and
request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary
or election or both. You may also submit
a written request in the form of a letter.
Your written request must list your voting
address within the municipality where
you wish to vote, the address where the
absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make
application for an absentee ballot by mail
or in person.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
The deadline for making application
to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5 pm on the fifth day before the election,
April 2, 2015.
Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors
who are indefinitely confined to home
or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If
this applies to you, contact the municipal
clerk regarding deadlines for requesting
and submitting an absentee ballot.
Voting an absentee ballot in person
You may also request and vote an
absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or
other specified location during the days
and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.
Peggy Haag, Clerk
117 Spring Street
Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-3118
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
Denise Arnold, Clerk
1138 Union Road
Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-3200
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)
Dawn George, Clerk
4177 Old Stage Road
Brooklyn, WI 53521
(608) 455-3925
Call above number for hours
Carol Strause, Clerk
210 Commercial St.
Brooklyn, WI 53521
(608) 455-4201
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: March 23, 2015
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: April 3, 2015
No in-person absentee voting may

occur on a weekend or legal holiday.
The municipal clerk will deliver
voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or
counting location before the polls close
on April 7, 2015. Any ballots received
after the polls close will be counted by
the board of canvassers if postmarked
by Election Day and received no later
than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday following the
Published: March 5, 2015

Public Notice
Village of Brooklyn
Public Hearing
March 23, 2015
6:30 PM
210 Commercial St.

Please take notice that on the 23rd
day of March, 2015 a public hearing will
be held before the Village of Brooklyn
Planning/Zoning Commission at the Village of Brooklyn Village Hall at 210 Commercial St, Brooklyn, WI beginning at
6:30 p.m.
The Planning/Zoning Commission
will hear all interested persons in regards
to the repealing of Ordinance Chapter 48538 INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT and replacing
Any person unable to attend the
hearing may submit written testimony to
the Clerk’s Office by 5 pm on March 20,
2015. The Planning/Zoning Commission
shall report their recommendation to the
Village Board for final consideration. A
copy of the proposed zoning changes is
available in the Village Clerk’s office for
public viewing M-F, from 7am-5pm and
can be emailed upon request.
Note: Requests from persons with
disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should
be made to the Clerk’s office at 455-4201
with 48 hours notice
Kimberly J. Brewer,
Deputy Clerk-Treas.
Posted: 2-26-2015
Published: March 5 and 12, 2015

HELD ON January 13, 2015

The special meeting of the School
Board of the Oregon School District
was called to order by President Krause
at 5:01 PM in the District Meeting Room
in the Netherwood Knoll School in the
Village of Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. Upon roll call, the following board
members were present: Mr. Jeff Ramin,
Ms. Barb Feeney, Ms. Gwen Maitzen, Mr.
Charles Uphoff, Ms. Rae Vogeler and Mr.
Dan Krause. The following board members were absent: Mr. Steve Zach. Administrators present: Dr. Brian Busler, Ms.
Jina Jonen, Mr. Andy Weiland, Dr. Leslie
Bergstrom, Ms. Candace Weidensee, Mr.
Jon Tanner, and Ms. Jayne Wick. Others
present: Mr. Steve Staton.
Proof in the form of a certificate by
the Oregon Observer of communications
and public notice given to the public and
the Oregon Observer and a certificate
of posting as required by Section 19.84
Wisconsin Statutes as to the holding of
this meeting was presented by Mr. Dan
Krause, President.
Mr. Uphoff moved and Ms. Vogeler
seconded the meeting to approve agenda
as posted. Motion passed. 6-0.
1. Workshop with Steve Staton and
District Office Administrators on Collective Commitments: Mr. Staton walked
the group through the draft of Collective
Commitments for final approval by the
whole group. 

Mr. Ramin moved and Ms. Maitzen
seconded the motion to adjourn the
meeting. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. Meeting adjourned
at 6:29 p.m.
Jeff Ramin, Clerk
Oregon School District
Published: March 5, 2015


The regular meeting of the School
Board of the Oregon School District was
called to order by the President at 6:31
PM in the Rome Corners Intermediate
School in the Village of Oregon, Dane
County, Wisconsin. Upon roll call, the
following board members were present:
Ms. Barbara Feeney, Mr. Charles Uphoff,
Ms. Gwen Maitzen, Mr. Jeff Ramin, Mr.
Steve Zach, and Mr. Dan Krause, The following board members were absent: Ms.
Rae Vogeler. Administrators present: Dr.
Brian Busler, Mr. Andy Weiland, Dr. Anita
Koehler, Mrs. Candace Weidensee, Mr.
Dan Rikli, Ms. Michelle Gard, Mrs. Shannon Anderson, Dr. Leslie Bergstrom, Mr.
Jon Tanner, Ms. Jina Jonen, Dr. Heather
Sveom, Mr. Jason Zurawik and Ms. Kerri
Proof in the form of a certificate by
the Oregon Observer of communications
and public notice given to the public and
the Oregon Observer and a certificate of
posting as required by Section 19.84 Wisconsin Statutes as to the holding of this
meeting was presented by Mr. Krause.
Mr. Uphoff moved and Ms. Feeney
seconded the motion to proceed with
the meeting according to the agenda as
posted. Motions passed 6-0.
Mr. Uphoff moved and Mr. Ramin
seconded the motion to approve the following items on the Consent Calendar.
1. Approve minutes of the January
26, 2015 and February 2, 2015 meetings;
2. Approve payments in the amount
of $ 1,120,747.35;
3. Treasurer’s Report - none
4. Staff Resignations/Retirements, if
any - none;
5. Staff Assignments:
• Katie L. Poch, 1.0 FTE Interim Advanced Math Teacher at OMS;
• Lorraine A. Best, 1.0 FTE Interim
English Teacher at OHS;
• Kayla M. Kumm, .40 FTE Interim
Band Teacher at RCI.
6. Field Trip Requests - 2015 Skills
USA Regional Competition - UW Stout
February 26 & 27th;
7. Acceptance of Donations:
• Scott and Anne Michels - $50 to
• Erika Kllahn - $100 to BKE;
• Klondike Farms - $100 to BKE;
• Sandria Maas - $50 - OMS Fundraiser
• Anonymous donation of $100 to
8. Open Enrollment Exception Applications, if any - none;
Motion passed 6-0.
Mr. Jon Nedelcoff spoke in support
of on-line learning and of the STEAM
teachers. Ms. Linda Nedelcoff spoke
about accountability and responsibility
of the current members of the HAC Committee. 
1. Ratification of 2014-2015 OEA
Contract: On behalf of the HAC
Committee Mr. Uphoff moved that
the Board approve the 2014-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the
OEA and BOE as described in the tentative agreement. In a roll call, the following members voted yes: Mr. Uphoff, Ms.
Feeney, Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin, Ms. Maitzen
and Mr. Krause. Motion passed 6-0.
2. 1% Supplemental Pay: On behalf

of the HAC Committee Mr. Uphoff
moved to approve the 1% supplemental income to all teachers except
the Tech Ed and Ag Teachers. In a roll
call vote, the following members voted
yes: Mr. Uphoff, Ms. Maitzen. The following members voted no: Ms. Feeney, Mr.
Zach, Mr. Ramin and Mr. Krause. Motion
failed 2-4 vote.
3. Health Risk Assessment Premium
Differential: On behalf of the HAC
Committee, Mr. Uphoff moved the
Board pay 90% of the lowest cost plan
for those full-time employees successfully completing a Health Risk Assessment with Biometric Testing prior to May
1, 2015 (and for those members with a
District approved exception), and 88%
of the lowest cost plan for those full-time
employees who choose not to, starting
with the 2015-16 school year. Part-time
employees shall be prorated accordingly.
In a roll call vote, the following members
voted yes: Mr. Uphoff, Ms. Feeney, Mr.
Zach, Mr. Ramin, Ms. Maitzen and Mr.
Krause. Motion passed 6-0.
4. Health Insurance Deductible - One
Time Payment for Staff
On behalf of the HAC Committee
Mr. Uphoff moved to use fund balance
to make a one time payment to staff and
retirees on the health plan for the 201415 school year to be divided equally
amongst the participants. Mr. Zach asked
if this was from the January 14 HAC meeting. Mr. Uphoff confirmed that it was. Mr.
Zach noted that it was a meet and confer
on Jan. 14 and no action items were on
the agenda. Mr. Uphoff then stated it was
approved at the February 4 HAC meeting. Mr. Zach stated that this item was
not on the February 4th HAC agenda. Mr.
Uphoff then withdrew his motion. No action taken.
1. Committee Reports:
a. Policy: Ms. Maitzen stated that
the next policy meeting will be held on
Feb. 24th at 4PM and will discuss early
entrance to Kindergarten and First Grade
and the Bullying Policy. 
b. Human Assets: Mr. Uphoff stated
that the HAC will meet the first Tuesday
of every month at 4 PM.
c. Financial Assets: The FAC has
not met. Ms. Feeney met with Mr. Weiland
and Dr. Busler about the process for the
Budget planning.
d. Physical Assets: Mr. Uphoff stated
there has been no meetings scheduled.
The committee would like the timeline for
the building maintenance projects. 
e. Vision Steering: Mr. Ramin stated
the Vision Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Feb. 18 at 7:30 A.M. We
have two sets of dates in August for the
Visioning Session with the Community.
2. Budget Guiding Principles 20152016: Mr. Weiland presented the
2015-16 Budget Guiding Principles.
3. Board Position Papers (Overview): This item will be placed on the
February 23, 2015 board meeting for
E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Other Topics - None.
1. From OEA President - none.
2. Superintendent’s Report: 
A. 2015 Dane County Truancy Summit - Wed. April 29. Dr.
Busler will be reaching out to Judge
Cox for her participation.
B. Four different informational items
15-17 budget highlights.
C. School Alliance Feb. 4 – key issues from Governor’s budget.
D. Dr. Busler shared comments from
Alan Borsuk – law professor at Marquette
regarding the State Budget.
E. Taxpayers Alliance - slightly
above our per pupil cost to 2008.
F. Oregon Observer - Pernille Ripp,
OMS Teachers, was honored
for her innovative approach to
technology. She was named Microsoft
Innovative Educator Expert for 2015 for
“excellence in using technology to help
students learn and achieve more”.
G. Jina and Brian are working with

Joe Donovan on an executive
summary about the community survey.
H. Justin Patchin - Presentation to
parent community on
I. STEM conference – Cleveland, OH
April 16
& 17th . Kenosha School District
will be presenters at this conference on
LEGO Education: Building the Engineers
of Tomorrow - this might be an interesting conference for our staff. 
3. February 23 Board Meeting at
Netherwood Elementary Site at 6:30 P.M.
4. Legislative Update: Mr. Uphoff
stated: March 18 – WASB Day at Capitol There has been a significant response to
Governor’s budget – severity of cuts and
impact to K-12 and university budget. Encouraged public to talk to your contacts
around the state to support funding education. 
1. Future Agenda was established.
2. Check Out
Feeney moved and Mr. Uphoff
seconded the motion to move into
closed session to discuss H1 as provided under Wisconsin Statutes 19.85
(1) (c), (f) & (g). In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Ms. Feeney,
Mr. Uphoff, Ms. Maitzen, Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin, and Mr. Krause. Motion passed 6-0.
Closed session began at 9:44 p.m.
1. Personnel Matter: Discussion
Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Uphoff seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting.
Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 10:03 p.m.
Jeff Ramin, Clerk
Oregon School District
Published: March 5, 2015

SECTION 12.05 (4) 4 OF

The Village Board of the Village of
Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, ordains as follows:
1. Section 12.05 (4) 4 of the Village
Code of Ordinances is amended to provide as follows:
4. Time of filing and Acting on Applications. All applications to be acted upon
at the first meeting in June of each year
must be filed on or before April 15 of each
year. The Village Clerk may conditionally
accept renewal applications offered for
filing notwithstanding the deadline provided in this subsection but shall not forward to the Village Board any application
for which there is a deficiency or lack of
compliance with any requirement in the
application process. An additional fee of
$25 shall be charged for any application
filed on or before April 15 that is incomplete or otherwise out of compliance with
any requirement in the application process. A late filing fee of fifty dollars ($50)
shall be paid prior to the Village Board
granting the license for each of the following:
a. Each renewal application received
by the Village Clerk after April 15; and
b. Each application for which deficiencies in the application process are
corrected after April 15.
The late-fee and other charges are
imposed to recover the cost of processing the noncomplying application. Payment of the late filing fee or other fees
shall not relieve any person from any
other penalties prescribed in this chapter
for failure to possess or obtain a license.
2. This ordinance shall take effect

upon passage and publication.
The foregoing ordinance was adopted by the Village Board of the Village
of Oregon at a meeting held on March 2,
Steven L. Staton, Village President
Peggy S. K. Haag, Village Clerk
First Reading: March 2, 2015
Second Reading: March 2, 2015
Adoption: March 2, 2015
Posted: March 3, 2015
Published: March 5, 2015

MARCH 9, 2015
TIME: 6:30 PM

Order of Business
Call to Order
Roll Call
Proof of Notice of Meeting and Approval of Agenda
President’s Address
NOTE: Items under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be
enacted under one motion. There will be
no separate discussion of these items
prior to the time the Board votes unless
a Board Member requests an item be
removed from the calendar for separate
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting
2. Approval of Payments
3. Treasurer’s Report, if any
4. Staff Resignations/Retirements,
if any
5. Staff Assignments, if any
6. Field Trip Requests, if any
7. Acceptance of Donations, if any
8. Open Enrollment Exception Applications, if any
6:34 1. Public: Board Policy 180.04
has established an opportunity for the
public to address the Board. In the event
community members wish to address
the Board, 15 minutes will be provided;
otherwise the agenda will proceed as
6:40 1. Global Education – Lou Kindschi
6:55 2. Student Report on Personalized Learning
7:10 1. From Policy –
a. 163 Bullying Policy
b. OHS Co-curricular Code
c. 316 Early Admission Policy
d. 180 Meetings
e. 174 Board Governance
7:45 2. Expansion of Teacher Compensation Committee
8:05 3. From Physical Assets Committee:
a. 2015-2016 Capital Maintenance
Plan – Phase I
8:20 1. Committee Reports:
a. Policy
b. Human Assets
c. Financial Assets
d. Physical Assets
e. Vision Steering
8:45 1. OEA President
8:50 2. Superintendent’s Report
8:55 1. Future Agenda
9:00 2. Check Out
Published: March 5, 2015


March 5, 2015

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402 Help Wanted, General
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to use your exceptional health care talents to make a difference in the lives of
seniors and their families Oregon Manor
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candidates with experience in long term
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application on line at www.oregonmanor.
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Health & Dental, Retirement Plan,
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opportunity and freedom to make a
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FARM SERVICE Agency in Madison is
looking for short-term temporary help.
Farming experience and office skills
are preferred. $12.19-$19.90/hour. Call
608.224.3767 for an application packet.
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2015. USDA is an equal opportunity
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include every other weekend and
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including health, dental, paid time off,
Flex Spending Plan, and 401K. If you
share our commitment to a positive
attitude and respect for residents and
colleagues, please consider joining us.
Applications available at www. or
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452 General
Mon-Fri 4 hours/night. Visit our website: or call our
office: 608-831-8850

453 Volunteer Wanted
Dance/Movement Therapy has
openings for new board members
with a background in any of the
following: fundraising, marketing, legal,
accounting, business management.
Ability to attend regular meetings and
to be on one committee needed. A
volunteer is needed to be a substitute
exercise leader for an Oakwood
Village University Woods Retirement
Community independent living resident
low intensity/range of motion chair-based
exercise group. The group meets on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday each
week from 10:00-10:30am. Community
Coordinated Child Care, Inc (4-C) is
looking for volunteer assistants at our
Play and Learn sites. Responsibilities
will include set up and take down of
classroom furniture and equipment,
engaging with children and families,
cleaning and organizing toys, clearing
and sanitizing snack area and setting
up snacks. Call the Volunteer Center at
608-246-4380or visit www. for more
information or to learn about other
volunteer opportunities.

516 Cleaning Services
LET US MAKE your life a little easier! 25
years experience. Insured, reasonable
rates. 608-516-8726
WANTED HOMES to clean in VeronaOreogn area. 5 years experience. References available. For information call

532 Fencing
Agricultural, Residential, Commercial
Fencing. Quality work. Competitive
pricing. Free estimates.

548 Home Improvement
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It
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We recommend septic
pumping every two years


We represent individual farmers.
Our team represented over 2000 individual farmers in the Rice GMO claim. We opposed the class
action and secured more for the farmers we represented. Our group of lawyers will continue
meeting with farmers with respect to each farmer’s individual Syngenta claim.

GENERAL: Mortgage Credit Certificate Program, Feb. 19; Public hearing, Department of
Natural Resources, temporary bridge, Feb. 23; Needs determination, Department of Children
and Families, March 1; Proposed amendment to the Constitution, Feb. 19; Sale, Taxed
Intoxicating Liquor, Department of Revenue, Feb. 21.


Despite China’s refusal to approve Syngenta’s GMO
seed, Syngenta continued to sell its seed to U.S.
corn farmers. When China banned U.S. corn imports,
the price of corn fell dramatically, and corn farmers
across the country lost BILLIONS of dollars.

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OAK OCTOGONAL pedestal table with
six matching chairs. Very good condition.
Includes 2 leafs and table pad. $300/
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No job too small

GARAGE SALE Cub Cadet tractor 149
with many attachments, chain saws,
many hand tools and wrenches. Also
some household items. 1845 County Road B, Stoughton, WI. March 7,

35 + Years Professional
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Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.

554 Landscaping, Lawn,
Tree & Garden Work
Lawn Mowing & Trim, Spring Cleanup, Landscaping, Reseeding, Aeration,
Mulch, Decorative Stone, Shrub Trimming, Dethatching, Sidewalk Edging &
Gutter Cleaning. Call Matt Nardi for estimate: 608.609.3600 or snowplow@tds.
net. Dependable, Experienced and Fully
professional since 2011. Free
estimates. 608-807-3320

572 Snow Removal
Residential & Commercial.
20+yrs exp. Fully insured.

586 TV, VCR &
Electronics Repair
DISH TV RETAILER. Starting at $19.99/
mo for 12 mos. Free Premium Movie
Channels. FREE equipment, installation
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606 Articles For Sale
and other specials! WoodworkersDepot.
com M-F 8-6, Saturday, 8-4. Oneida St,
off 41 right @ Subway, 2965 Ramada
Way, Green Bay 800-891-9003 (wcan)
MOVING SALE, March 7th, 9:00am3:00pm! Snow Thrower, Weber grill, lots
of gardening stuff, Pampered Chef items,
size 4 Prom dresses, so much more! 909
County Road N, Stoughton
STAMPIN'UP SET of 35+ with ink pads
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3-months of HBO, Starz, Showtime &
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2015 NFL Sunday Ticket included with
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IV Support Holdings LLC. An authorized
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650 Furniture
2 SLEEPER Sofas. Like new, one full,
one queen, earthtone. Full $185. Queen
$375. Paid $1500.
All sizes in stock! 9 styles.
2133 Eastern Ave, Plymouth, WI Open 7
days a week. (wcan)

652 Garage Sales

Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Friendship Room
Tuesday, March 10 9:30am–1:30pm

664 Lawn & Garden
FRUIT TREES Low as $16. Blueberry,
Grape, Strawberry, Aspargus, Evergreen
and Hardwood Plants. FREE catalog.
Woodstock Nursery N1831 Hwy 95
Neillsville, WI 54456 Toll free 888-8038733 (wcan)

666 Medical & Health Supplies
The affordable solution to your
stairs. Limited time $250 off your
stairlift purchase. Buy direct and
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672 Pets
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Do the humane thing. Donate it to the
Humane Society. Call 800-990-7816

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

692 Electronics
DIRECTV'S BIG DEAL special. Only
$19.99 per month. Free premium channels HBO, Starz, Cinemax and Showtime
for 3 months & FREE receiver upgrade!
NFL 2014 Season included. Call now!
800-320-2429 (wcan)

696 Wanted To Buy
CASH FOR old gas pumps and automotive memorabilia. John (608) 698-6916
WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.
We sell used parts.
Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
Edgerton, 608-884-3114

705 Rentals
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $725 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
OREGON 1BR Upper, utilities included.
No pets, no smoking. Security deposit

$740-$780- includes heat, water/sewer.
608-222-1981 x2 or 3. No dogs, 1 cat
ok. EHO.
Chalet Dr. Private laundry and garage.
Great price! 608-221-8146
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
All appliances including W/D
FF Laundry C/A Basement
Attached garage. $885/Month No
pets. No smoking. 835-8806
VERONA-2BR no smoking, A/C, H/W
included, small pets negotiable, private
parking, quiet neighborhood. $835 month
Call 608-558-7017

720 Apartments
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

740 Houses For Rent
EVANSVILLE 2-3 bedroom, one car
garage, $700. per month plus security
deposit, plus utilities. Available March 1.

750 Storage Spaces For Rent
10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
Credit Cards Accepted
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LARGE SQUARE 2nd & 3rd cuttings,
dairy-grade alfalfa, $50 per bale. Mike
McCallips 815-248-2381

10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
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Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
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Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
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970 Horses

801 Office Space For Rent
In Oregon facing 15th hole
on golfcourse
Free Wi-Fi, Parking and
Security System
Conference rooms available
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concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
By the day, week, or month.
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Established, locally owned cleaning
company hiring Crew Leader.
• Days only - 25 to 30 hours a week.
• Experience helpful but not required.
• Excellent pay.

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

The Village of Oregon is now accepting applications for the following

LTE Positions:

Two - Seasonal Grounds Person LTE position for seasonal Grounds
Person for the Parks and Public Works Department. The term of this
position would be approximately May - August - 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
not to exceed 40 hrs. per week. Salary for the position is $8.50 per hour.
One - Seasonal Water and Sewer Utility Employee LTE position for
seasonal Water and Sewer Utility Employee. The term of this position
would be approximately May - August - hours generally 7:00 a.m. and
3:30 p.m. not to exceed 40 hrs. per week. Salary for this position is $8.50
per hour.
The term of these positions will not exceed 500 hours.
The applications and job description are available on the Village’s website, at the Village Clerk’s Office, Village of Oregon,
117 Spring Street, Oregon, WI 55375, or call (608) 835-3118 to have
information mailed. Applications must be returned to the same address no
later than 4:30 p.m. on March 12, 2015.

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990 Farm: Service
& Merchandise

High efficiency appliances, A/C, new
steel front door/storm, insulated
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By owner. 608-835-8552

10x10 through 10x40, plus
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STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4036


965 Hay, Straw & Pasture

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

Located behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
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Stoughton, WI

1,155 SF, open floor plan with breakfast bar, plank flooring in kitchen and hall, carpet in bedrooms
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Edgerton Public Library
The “BIG” Room • 101 Albion Street

16 March 5, 2015 Oregon Observer
Hotel: Project would create full-time jobs
Continued from page 1
the project would not be
feasible “but for” the TIF
Knutson told the board
Lindner has discussed
building a 70-room hotel
with a swimming pool and
a 4,000-square-foot conference/banquet center.
The hotel would be built
on about three acres near
the intersection of Concord
Drive and Park Street on
the village’s south side.
About 20 percent of the
rooms would be “extended-stay suites.” The project
was “enhanced” – upgraded in scope – following
“input by local business
leaders in the community
that provided evidence
of localized demand for
a variety of hotel room
types as well as need for
group functions ranging
from company meetings to
weddings and other social
events,” Lindner wrote in a
“Providing a marketable
meeting and conference
center will escalate the status of the hotel and thus
place the Village of Oregon on a list among meeting destinations in Wisconsin.”
He noted that “development begets development,”
and that the hotel would
stimulate other building
projects in TIF District 4.
The developer estimates the hotel would be

a $6 million project and
generate 22-28 full-time
equivalent positions “plus
a substantial number of
temporary positions for
unemployed and underemployed.”
In the memo, Lindner estimates the hotel
would generate more than
$388,000 in property taxes
and $440,000 in hotel taxes
in the first five years of
In discussing the prospect of a hotel in the village, Gracz said this is the
furthest that such a project
has progressed in the village. He said in the previous discussions with a
developer about building a
hotel, the developer wanted the village to be a major
investor in the project, and
the Village Board at the
time rejected the idea.
Gracz said there have
been a number of reasons
why a hotel has not been
built thus far, including a
lack of investors.
That doesn’t appear to be
a problem this time around,
Knutson suggested. She
said the developer has gotten so much interest from
investors that he decided
to increase the size of the
project. But whether this
project moves forward
might depend on the analysis of the TIF request.
“We want a banquet
room and a hotel in the
village,” Knutson told
the board Monday night.

“There’s 53 weddings this
year at Bergamont.”
Knutson said the company is building hotels
in three other Wisconsin
communities, including
Mount Horeb, but that they
are “not competing” for a
hotel in Oregon.
“Mount Horeb is rolling out the red carpet for
them,” Knutson told the
Observer. “So I want to
make Oregon as inviting as
A report from a hotel
feasibility study conducted in 2012 for the village
found that a 70-room hotel
in the Village of Oregon
could bring in nearly $2.4
million in room and food
and beverage revenues
in its third year of operation and could generate
$130,000 annually in room
The room tax figure is
considerably higher than
what Lindner estimates in
his board memo. His estimate was about $88,000 in
the third year of operation.
Inn Development and
Management Group LLC
issued its report in November 2012 and estimated
that within five years
after opening, a hotel here
could draw “approximately 17,370 lodging
room-nights,” create 25 to
33 FTE jobs and have an
overall “positive economic impact to Oregon from
retail sales.”

Board hires consultant
for police chief search
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

The Village Board on
Monday authorized the
village to hire a consultant
to assist in the search for a
new chief of police.
The board voted unanimously to hire Sue Riseling, of Decision Makers
LLC, to lead the search
for a new village police
chief. Riseling, Chief of
Police at University of
Wisconsin-Madison since
1991, runs her consulting
business on the side.
Her contract with the
village is effective March
2-Dec. 31, 2015, although
village administrator Mike
Gracz said he hopes the
village will have a new
police chief in place by
mid- to late summer.
Riseling will charge
$125 per hour for her services. The contract caps
the fee at $5,000.
The board had included
$10,000 in the village’s
2015 budget to hire a
recruiter to conduct the
search, but in December the board authorized
Gracz and interim police
chief Dale Burke to perform the work instead. At
the time, Gracz explained
that Burke had persuaded

him that it wouldn’t be
necessary to hire a consultant.
Gracz told the Observer
on Tuesday that he and
Burke decided it would be
good to bring in an outside party to work with
and advocate for police
department employees.
He noted that Riseling
is known and respected
by most police officers
in Dane County, and it’s
important that members of
the police department feel
that they have input in the
hiring process.
In introducing Riseling to the Village Board,
Village President Steve
Staton said she would
screen applicants, conduct
interviews with all police
department employees
to “find out what they
want in a chief,” prepare
reports following the
interviews of employ ees and applicants, attend
police department staff
meetings, and report to a
joint meeting of the Village Board and the Police
“She’s going to help us
select the candidates and
interview them,” Staton
He told trustees that
he and Gracz brought

Riseling to meet with
members of the police
department last week.
“We asked them for
feedback, and they were
genuinely excited about
having her involved in the
hiring process,” Staton
told the Observer Tuesday. “It went well.”
The village hired Burke,
a retired administrator
who worked for the University of WisconsinMadison police department for more than 31
years, in June to serve as
director of law enforcement for Oregon Police
Department after former
chief Doug Pettit went on
indefinite personal leave.
Pettit retired Sept.
1 after serving on the
department for almost 39
years. In December, the
Wisconsin Department
of Justice announced that
Pettit was being charged
with two felony counts for
filing false tax returns.
The DOJ said Pettit submitted tax returns to the
Wisconsin Department of
Revenue for 2010, 2011,
and 2012 that did not
include income he’d made
providing security services to private businesses, including the Union
Sports Club.


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