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Thursday, March 5, 2015 • Vol. 133, No. 32 • Stoughton, WI •

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Kettle Park West

WIAA state wrestling

Council vote
skirts ballot
on borrowing
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

The Common Council last Tuesday authorized the city to borrow up to $4.8 million to
fund public infrastructure improvements for the
Kettle Park West commercial development on
the city’s west side.
And the council decided to use an initial
three-year funding method – “note anticipation
notes” – that eliminates the possibility of residents voting on whether the city should borrow
the money.
If the council had decided to use bonds
instead of notes, it would have opened the door
for a possible “permissive referendum” by city
residents. Per state statute, citizens may petition

Turn to Borrowing/Page 12

In brief

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Grappling to a state title
Sophomore Brandon Klein celebrates with the crowd after winning the WIAA Division 1 state wrestling title at 106 pounds Saturday, Feb. 28, at the
Kohl Center in Madison. Klein defeated Mukwonago’s Aaron Schulist 5-2 to become the Vikings’ 44th state champion in school history.
Senior Zach Hasselberger (126 pounds) and junior Collin Kraus (138) also reached the podium at state. Hasselberger finished runner-up, while
Kraus took third place. The Vikings had six state qualifiers this season. Turn to page 9 for a complete story and more photos.

• Council authorizes borrowing up to $4.8
million using note anticipation notes.
• Using notes instead of bonds removes
the possibility of citizens gathering
signatures to force a referendum on the
• Two alders opposed to using TIF to
develop Kettle Park West sided with KPW
proponents because the city has signed the
developer’s agreement and is obligated to
provide funding.
• Developer and KPW advocates say not
enough time to hold a binding referendum.
• Opponents contend they were
not informed by city’s experts about
referendum possibility

Stoughton Area School District

River Bluff counselor wins leadership award
Lisa Koenecke recognized
by state association
Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

From helping middle schoolers
in need with academic or emotional
issues to using warm water to get
their tongues unstuck from frozen
flagpoles, River Bluff Middle School
counselor Lisa Koenecke does it all.
Last month, she was honored for
her efforts when she received the
Mary Gehrke-McAllister Leadership
Award, presented by the Wisconsin

School Counselor Association for
outstanding leadership. Koenecke
received the award during the group’s
50th anniversary conference on Feb.
18 in Madison.
WSCA professional recognition
and scholarship chairperson Kaila
Rabideau said Koenecke is well
known throughout the state for her
hard work and dedication to school
“Not only is she an advocate for
our profession and students at a local
level, but her dedication and passion
has shined through at both the state
and national levels as well,” Rabideau
said. “She lives and breathes school

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River Bluff
Middle School
counselor Lisa
Koenecke was
honored last
month by the

Koenecke said she was “humbled,
honored and thrilled” with the honor.
“Since joining the WSCA Board
of Directors in 2007, I have dreamed
of winning this award,” she told the
Hub. “Receiving it at the 50th anniversary with executive director Richard Wong in the house was even more
special to me.”
In a letter nominating Koenecke,
Rabideau wrote that Koenecke is a
“tireless advocate for and with students”
“Students come first with Lisa, and
she is constantly striving to recognize

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Bielanski joins UNG staff

March 5, 2015

Prior to
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Bielanski, a
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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.

Photo by Mark Ignatowski

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Stoughton company earns special award
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Universal Acoustic &
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a prestigious Wisconsin
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Martin and Josephine (Sissons) were married on
February 12, 1955 in New Glarus.
An open house in their honor will be
Sunday, March 15, from 1:00
to 4:00 p.m. at the VFW in
Stoughton, Wisconsin.
Please join them in celebrating
this milestone.


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March 5, 2015

City of Stoughton

Hospital plans to add EMS bays
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Next week’s Planning
Commission will include a
few public hearings for different proposals, including
Stoughton Hospital’s plan
to add two EMS bays to its
The meeting will begin at
6 p.m. Monday, March 9, at
the Stoughton Public Safety Building, 321 S. Fourth
St. Other public hearings
scheduled Monday include:
• An ordinance that
would allow pigeons
• An ordinance change
limiting recreational vehicle storage
• Additional restrictions
for the city’s commercial
animal boarding regulations

Stoughton Hospital
The Planning Commission will get a first look at
Stoughton Hospital’s plans
to add a two-bay EMS
facility to it’s campus.
At just over 900 square
feet, the new garage area
on the west side of the hospital would allow for two
vehicles to enter and exit
the hospital facility, city
documents show.
Ambulances would

What: City of Stoughton
Planning Commission
When: 6 p.m. Monday,
March 9
Where: Stoughton
Public Safety Building, 321
S. Fourth St.
Info: stoughtoncitydocs.
enter from in front of the
hospital, through a newly-designed parking area
approved last year. The
vehicles would leave the
bays to the north, toward
the Yahara River, before
turning and leaving on
Ridge Street toward North
Lynn Street.

Pigeon ordinance
A plan to allow residents
to keep pigeons on their
property will be back in
front of the commission, as
The request originated
last summer with resident
Rosalie Bjelde asking the
city to allow the birds so
that she could raise them
and race them. The request
made its way through city
committees and commissions but was recommended to not be approved by
the Planning Commission

RV storage
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campers or trailers full of
snowmobiles and ATVs
can be stored on residential
property. Proposed changes
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in January. The Common
Council voted to send the
request back and have the
city draft an ordinance.
That ordinance – and
conditional use permit to
keep pigeons – includes
several limitations:
• A maximum of 25 birds
• One square foot of floor
space per bird is required,
with a maximum floor
space of 50 square feet
• The loft must look similar to existing structures on
the property
• An annual license is
required, with penalties for
not meeting city standards
• The birds must meet
city noxious odor and noise
• Birds must be banded
and registered
• The owner must be
in good standing with an
organized pigeon club
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Building Kettle Park West would
attract people to Stoughton. Since
a majority of Stoughton’s population are senior citizens, as they pass
away, the population will decrease.
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People who want to buy products
at cheaper prices are already shopping at big box stores outside of
Stoughton. So the local shops won’t
lose any new business.
We all know and love Fosdal’s
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March is National Nutrition Month, and
the Stoughton Senior Center is celebrating
its nutrition program and the volunteers who
make it go with several events this month.
At 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, Autumn
Kumlien, a registered dietician with Stoughton Hospital, will give a presentation on
how nutritional needs change as people age.
Every Tuesday in March, the Main Street
Kitchen will provide a catered soup, salad
and sandwich meal option.
Later this month, Jean Truss and Cindy
McGlynn will talk on WSTO cable access
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how the senior center promotes good nutrition through its programs, area services and
fund sources and how people can help.
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The Trinity Irish Dancers will perform at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. during the pancake breakfast on
Saturday, March 14, at the Stoughton High School cafetorium.

Irish dancers, clown will highlight
Kiwanis breakfast March 14
Celebrate St. Patrick’s
Day and help the Stoughton Kiwanis Club support
the youth with its 15th
annual pancake breakfast.
The Stoughton Kiwanis
will be holding an all-youcare-to-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m.
Saturday, March 14, at the
Stoughton High School
The breakfast will
include live performances
by the Trinity Irish Dancers at 8:30 and 10 a.m. and
Wheels the Clown from
9-11 a.m.
“We are pleased that the
Trinity Irish Dancers will
be joining us this year,”
Kiwanis president Brian
Shimon said. “They are
generously donating their
time, talent and energy,
and we are very excited to
have them be a part of our
The meal will include
pancakes, sausage, eggs,
applesauce, coffee, milk
and orange juice. The cost
is $7 for adults, $4 for
youth 6-12 and free for
kids 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased from
Stoughton Kiwanis members or at the door the
morning of the breakfast.
The event is the club’s
main fundraiser of the
year, with all proceeds
going toward community
service projects.
In comparison, last
year’s event raised more
than $7,000.
Shimon invites parents
and grandparents to round
up the kids and have a
family outing.

“Dancing, singing,
laughing and good food is
a great way to spend a Saturday morning,” he said.
Free books will also be
given out to preschooland elementary schoolaged kids at the breakfast.
The Stoughton Kiwanis
Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on
the first Thursday of each
month at Vennevoll Clubhouse, 400 N. Morris St.
For more information on
the breakfast or Kiwanis,
visit stoughtonkiwanis.
org or call Shimon at 5762762.

If you go
What: Kiwanis pancake
When: 7:30-11 a.m.
Saturday, March 14
Where: Stoughton High
School cafetorium
Entertainment: 8:30
and 10 a.m., Trinity Irish
Dancers; 9-11 a.m.,
Wheels the Clown
Cost: $7, $4 for 6-12
years old, free for kids 5
and under
Info: 576-2762

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Wheels the Clown will perform from 9-11 a.m. during the pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 14, at the Stoughton High
School cafetorium.

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‘Stoughton Village Players actors Merlin Luschen, Melissa Mendl and Dave Conour rehearse for “The
Fantasticks” performance later this month. The show opens March 12, with performances March 12-14
and March 19-21. For tickets, visit

Stoughton Village Players to
perform ‘Fantastick’ show
Start with a crazy plot
involving scheming neighbors, star-crossed lovers and
a band of traveling actors.
Then add a fake abduction
and the collision of fantasy
with reality: these elements
(and more) form the basis of
the world’s longest running
musical, The Fantasticks,
premiering in March at the
Stoughton Village Players
A host of familiar faces
and new performers will
make up the cast of this
show. Performances are
March 12-14 and March
19-21 at 7:30 p.m., with a
matinee March 15, at 2 p.m.
It has many funny
moments but also very tender, poignant scenes where
characters discuss life, love,
relationships and truth. The
story is told by narrator El
Gallo (Mikhael Farah) who
also takes on other roles in
the production. The neighbors are two fathers (Dave
Conour, Greg Roy) who
really want their children
(Krystal Lonsdale, Isaac
Lind) to fall in love. Their
reasoning is sound but their
tactics work poorly and the
young couple is led down a
winding path of discovery
and doubt.
Other actors (Merlin
Luschen, Stacey Garbarski, Melissa Mendl) play

various roles as we find out
the emotional outcomes of
lies and manipulation. Will
Matt and Luisa overcome
their fathers’ meddling or
will they search for love in
the world on their own? Is
life about struggling and
overcoming obstacles or is
it about poetry, beauty and
love? The Fantasticks shows
you both sides and asks you
to choose.
The show’s original 1960
production ran for 42 years
and is still on Broadway
today with many revivals
over the years. Audiences
love the bantering dialogue,
the engaging look at the
games people play in their
relationships and the gorgeous music.
There are many memorable and clever songs
throughout the production
but two that many people
will recognize are the haunting “Try to Remember,” and
the love song, “Soon It’s
Gonna Rain.”
This cast is a wonderful
mix with an SVP favorite,
a Stoughtonite new to this
stage, some that have performed on this stage before
and some completely new to
Stoughton. The voices are
remarkable and the creative
staging offers additional reasons to enjoy this excellent
production. Local resident

If you go
What: Stoughton Village
Players present “The
When: 7:30 p.m. March
12-14 and March 19-21; 2
p.m. March 15,
Where: Stoughton
Village Players Theater,
255 E. Main St
Tickets: $12/$15
Linda Kunz (Stoughton’s
Citizen of the Year for 2014)
serves as musical director.
Well-known Madison area
actor, director and television
personality Michael Bruno
(Bruno’s Best, WISC-Channel 3) is the show’s director.
“I have loved this show
for many years and was
very pleased to be asked to
bring my vision for it to the
Stoughton Village Players
Theater,” Bruno said.
Tickets are $12 for Thursday/Sunday and $15 for Friday/Saturday and are available at McGlynn Pharmacy
and online at

March 6 musical show is ‘The Cat’s Pajamas’
If you’d like to help the
Stoughton music programs
and be thoroughly enterWhat: The Cat’s Pajamas
tained at the same time, Friconcert
day night’s show at the high
school should fit the bill.
When: 7 p.m. Friday,
A high-energy male a capMarch 6
pella group out of Branson,
Where: Stoughton High
Missouri, “The Cat’s PajaSchool PAC
mas” will be performing
Friday at the high school as
part of their eighth annual
Music in Schools tour. The school assemblies and evetour brings choral clinics, ning shows to communities

If you go

around the country to raise
money for school music programs.
So far, the group has raised
more than $80,000, with a
goal to inspire students, generate increased excitement
and passion for music and
encourages all youth to get
involved in the arts, according to a press release from
the group.
Members will mentor
students during the day,

focusing on singing techniques and sharing personal
stories about their careers
in music. During the concert, the group will perform
pop classics from the 1950s,
‘60s and ‘70s, as well as
contemporary artists. Part
of the show’s profits will
go directly to the Stoughton
Area School District music
Photo submitted
program. Tickets are $8 for
The Cat’s Pajamas are: Skinner, Dale Powell, Donovan Germain,
students; $10 for adults.
Peter and Yang Samsky.


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Community calendar

Library writing series


The next part of the writing series
at the library is “Building Tension
in Fiction,” which will be held at 10
a.m. Saturday, March 7.
Tension is what keeps you turning
the pages in engaging fiction or narrative non-fiction. Learn some methods for increasing tension in your
own work to draw in readers.
Enjoy a free cup of coffee or hot
The event is for adults as well as
teens in grades 6 and up. No registration is required.
If library renovation has begun, the
group will meet instead in the Hall of
Fame Room at City Hall.

Alzheimer’s program
The Alzheimer’s Association will
present “The Basics of Memory
Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March
11, at Stoughton Hospital.
This program provides information
on detection, causes and risk factors
and stages of the disease treatment.
Refreshments will be served. The
program will be held in the Bryant
Health Education Center.
To register for the free talk, contact Sonja at 873-2356 or

Family movie afternoon

Sons of Norway - Mandt Lodge,
317 S. Page St., invites the public attend an evening of Norwegian
sweaters with Vesterheim’s chief
curator Laurann Gilbertson at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 12.
Learn about the history of different types and styles of sweaters,
including Setesdal, Fana, Marius and
Olympic. Gilbertson will also talk
about the symbolism behind some of
the patterns and colors on sweaters
made today.
A free-will offering will be accepted, and donations for the Stoughton
Food Pantry are welcome. Be sure to
wear your favorite Norwegian sweater.
For more information, contact Darlene Arneson at arnesonfamily5@ or 873-7209.

The next family movie afternoon
event at the library will be held from
2-3:15 p.m. Saturday, March 7.
The movie will feature a fairy
made famous in J. M. Barrie’s “Peter
Pan” (rated G).
Free tickets will be available at the
children’s desk starting at 1:30 p.m.
that day. Free popcorn and juice will
be served.
The movie is sponsored by the
Stoughton Optimists Club.

Spring band concert
The Stoughton High School Concert and Symphonic bands will be
performing their annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at
the SHS Performing Arts Center.
The concert, which is free and
open to all ages, will feature music
from Percy Grainger, Frank Tichelli,
Larry Clark, Carl King and Richard

Baha’i Faith

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911
or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 Stoughton study classes.

Bible Baptist Church

2095 Hwy. W, Utica
873-7077 • 423-3033
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship

Christ Lutheran Church

700 Hwy. B, Stoughton
873-9353 • e-mail:
Sunday: 8 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:10 a.m. Family Express followed by Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. Lenten Supper, 6:30 p.m. Worship

Christ the King Community Church
401 W. Main St., Stoughton • 877-0303 • Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton • 873-9106
Saturday: 6 p.m. worship; Sunday: 10 a.m. worship

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton
877-0439 • Missionaries 877-0696
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday school and Primary

Cooksville Lutheran Church

11927 W. Church St., Evansville
Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School
Wednesdays: 6 p.m. Lenten meals, 7 p.m. Worship

A Life
Celebration Center


1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton
Mike Smits • Dale Holzhuter
Martha Paton, Administrative Manager
Sara Paton, Administrative Assistant
Paul Selbo, Funeral Assistant

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Norwegian sweater program

community service.
A kids activity fair will be held
from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday,
March 14, at Stoughton High School
Exhibition Hall. The event is geared
toward families with children in 4K
through grade 12.
For more information, call 4693562.

Healthy eating fair
There will be a Healthy Eating Fair
at River Bluff School, 235 N. Forrest
St., from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 15.
The free event will teach about
local Community Supported Agriculture and how to use all the veggies.
There will also be door prizes.
At 1:30 p.m., FairShare CSA
Coalition will present “CSA 101:
Getting the Most of Your Share.” At
2:15 p.m., Chef Dan from Stoughton
Hospital will give a healthy cooking
For more information, contact 8732392 or email stoughtonwellness@

Edvard Grieg Chorus show

The Edvard Grieg Chorus will
present a benefit show for the Shillelagh Foundation at 3 p.m. Sunday,
March 15, at the Stoughton Opera
The show is for all ages. There
will be a variety of Celtic, Norse and
American choral music, and snatches
of wisdom about the old sod.
There will be no ticket costs, but
there will be a free-will offering for
Kids activity fair
the foundation, which helps fund
Find out about the many diverse local organizations.
opportunities for kids in the Stoughton area from sports to arts and
Covenant Lutheran Church

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton • 873-7494 •
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Ezra Church

129 E Main St, Stoughton • 834-9050 •
Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m.

First Lutheran Church
310 E. Washington, Stoughton
873-7761 •
Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Fulton Church

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton
884-8512 •
Worship services 8, 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Varsity (for teams) 12:07 p.m. - AWANA 3-5 p.m.

Good Shepherd By The Lake
Lutheran Church

1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton • 873-5924
Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m.

LakeView Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton
873-9838 •
Sunday: 9 and 11 a.m. worship


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 seventytwo 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 wolves.
Luke 10:2-3

Seventh Day Baptist
Church of Albion

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton
561-7450 •
Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10
Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath

Stoughton Baptist Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship;
6 p.m. - Evening Service

St. Ann Catholic Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton
873-6448 • 873-7633
Weekday Mass: Nazareth House and St. Ann’s Church
Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.;
Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist of Stoughton

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

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

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

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

1520 Vernon St.
Stoughton, WI

221 Kings Lynn Rd.
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-8888

Thursday, March 5

• 3:15 p.m., Teen Chess Club (10 and up), library

Friday, March 6

• 1 p.m., First Friday Movie: “Guardians of the
Galaxy,” senior center
• 7 p.m., The Cat’s Pajamas - Vocal Band concert
($10, students 18 and under $8), Stoughton High
School PAC,

Saturday, March 7

• 10 a.m., Library Writing Series: Building Tension in
Fiction, library
• 2 p.m., Library Family Movie Afternoon, library

Monday, March 9

• 11 a.m., Andy Jorgensen budget listening sessions,
Rutland Town Hall, 785 Center Road
• 12 p.m., Andy Jorgensen budget listening sessions,
Dunkirk Town Hall, 654 County Road N
• 6 p.m., City of Stoughton Planning Commission,
Public Safety Building
• 7 p.m., Town of Dunn Plan Commission meeting,
Town Hall

Tuesday, March 10

• 1 p.m., Nutrition and Healthy Aging, senior center
• 6 p.m., City of Stoughton Finance committee, Public
Safety Building
• 7 p.m., SHS Concert and Symphonic bands Spring
Concert, SHS PAC
• 7 p.m. City of Stoughton Common Council, Public
Safety Building

Wednesday, March 11

• 10 a.m., The Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia and
Alzheimer’s (register), Stoughton Hospital, 873-2356

Thursday, March 12

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., AARP Smart Driver Class ($20,
$15 for members), senior center, 873-8585
• 7 p.m., Norwegian sweater program, Sons of
Norway - Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 873-7209,
• 7:30 p.m., Stoughton Village Players:
“The Fantasticks,” 255 E. Main St. $12,

Friday, March 13

• 9:30 a.m., Coffee with the Mayor, senior center
• 11 a.m., Senior Center Lunch Brunch Group (register), VFW, 873-8585
• 7:30 p.m., Stoughton Village Players:
“The Fantasticks,” 255 E. Main St. $15,

Saturday, March 14

• 7:30-11 a.m., Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with Trinity
Irish Dancers ($7, $4 ages 6-12), SHS Cafetorium
• 9 a.m. to noon, Kids activity fair (families 4K-12),
Stoughton High School Exhibition Hall, 469-3562
• 10 a.m., Library LEGO Club, library
• 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cooksville Family Winter Night,
Cooksville Lutheran Church, 11927 W. Church St.
• 7:30 p.m., Stoughton Village Players:
“The Fantasticks,” 255 E. Main St. $15,

Sunday, March 15

• 1-3 p.m., Healthy Eating Fair, River Bluff School,
• 2 p.m., Stoughton Village Players: “The Fantasticks,”
255 E. Main St. $12,
• 3 p.m., Edvard Grieg Chorus benefit show for
Shillelagh Foundation, Stoughton Opera House

Monday, March 16

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

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

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Stoughton Opera House

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Count This Penny, led by Amanda and Allen Rigell, return to the
Opera House Friday with their original country-folk songs.

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The Del McCoury Band won a Grammy Award in January 2014 as Best Bluegrass Band.
They’ll perform at the Opera House Friday, March 13.

Photo submitted

Rhonda Vincent has been dubbed the “new
queen of bluegrass.”

Bluegrass, folk and country coming in March
Unified Newspaper Group

The month of March is an
exciting, if busy, time at the
Stoughton Opera House.
Two of the country’s premier bluegrass bands appear
this month, as well as a pair
of iconic singer-songwriters
and also a pair of country and
western groups.
Bluegrass stars Rhonda
Vincent and the Rage and the
Del McCoury Band return
to the Opera House stage on
Friday, March 7 and Friday,
March 13, respectively.
On Friday, March 20,
timeless folk music is on
tap when singer-songwriters
Tom Paxton and Janis Ian
perform solo and in support
of each other.
The following night, Riders in the Sky will pay tribute
to “the singing cowboy” Roy
Rogers, and on Thursday,
March 20, Wisconsin’s own
Maggie Mae & Heartland
Country Band will perform
two shows, at 3 and 7 p.m.
But before all that, Count
This Penny – a rising star
in the world of country-folk
music – will perform original
songs that feature Appala chian-style close vocal harmonies and irresistible melodies.

Count This Penny
They’ve appeared on
Garrison Keillor’s nation ally syndicated radio show
A Prairie Home Compan ion, and a couple weeks after
Count This Penny performs
at the Opera House on Friday, the group will head to
Texas for the music extravaganza known as South By
Count This Penny began
as a duo in 2009, when
Amanda and Allen Rigell –
who had performed as solo
singer-songwriters – decided
to combine their talents. The
couple moved from their
native Tennessee to Madison
in June 2010.
Since arriving in Wisconsin, the duo sometimes performs as a quartet with the
addition of a drummer and
lead guitarist. The Rigells
will appear as a duo on Friday.
Last November Count
This Penny released its second album, “Wolves Are
Sheep,” and the band has
performed regularly throughout the Midwest.
Amanda and Allen knew
each other in high school

in their hometown of Oak
Ridge, Tenn., near Knox ville. They both attended
Emory University in Atlanta,
where Amanda won first
place in a singer-songwriter
competition. They started
dating after learning they
shared a love of traditional
music and married in 2006.
They didn’t begin performing together, however, until
2009 – not long before they
decided to move to Madison.
Count This Penny’s singing and songwriting is
strongly influenced by the
Rigells’ upbringing in east
Tennessee and the regional
Appalachian folk music
they heard growing up. They
write ballads with beautifully
melancholy melodies and
plaintive lyrics about loss,
heartbreak and, occasionally,
murder and suicide. They’re
emotional singers with voices that sometimes complement one another in the
uncanny fashion of siblings.
Amanda said she and
Allen love performing at
the Opera House because
it’s intimate, warm and has
wonderful acoustics. “We’re
songwriters, you know, so
it’s nice to play where people
can hear the words and the
music,” she said.

written and recorded love
songs, children’s music, topical songs, protest songs and
ballads about traveling.

Tickets and information
Call: (608) 877-4400

Count This Penny

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6
Tickets: $15

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7
Tickets: $35

Del McCoury Band

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13
Tickets: $40

by the Wall Street Journal in
Her latest album, “Only
Me,” debuted at No. 1 on the
Billboard Bluegrass Charts
and was nominated for a
Grammy in the Bluegrass
Album of the Year Category. Vincent was named the
2015 Entertainer of the Year
and Contemporary Female
Vocalist of the Year at the
41st Annual Society for the
Preservation of Bluegrass
Music of America, while
she and her band The Rage
walked away with the title of
Bluegrass Band of the Year.
Rhonda Vincent and
Vincent’s shows are highenergy affairs featuring some
the Rage
of the finest instrumentalists
Country and bluegrass in the business.
artist Rhonda Vincent has
been making music and per- Del McCoury Band
forming for as long as she
Del McCoury was in his
can remember. The native
20s when he joined Bill
of Greentop, Missouri, was
Bluegrass Boys as
born into a musical family
guitarist and lead
and grew up in a home that
hosted nightly music jams. singer. McCoury is now 76
For Rhonda Vincent, music and his high tenor is still a
personal trademark. He and
was a way of life.
Her father, Johnny Vin - his sons Ronnie and Rob cent, was a highly accom- bie (on mandolin and banjo)
plished musician who passed form the core of the Del
not only his love of tradition- McCoury Band, with Jason
al music but also his talent on Carter on fiddle and Alan
Bartram on bass.
to his children.
Del McCoury has been a
Rhonda Vincent is recogbluegrass
professional since
nized as a fine singer, songthe
but when he
writer and multi-instrumenformed
band in
talist on mandolin, fiddle
and guitar. Her father formed
a family band – The Sally
Mountain Show – in 1967 bluegrass world.
In 2004 the band was nomwhen Rhonda was 5 years
old. The band performed on inated for a Grammy Award
local television and radio and for Best Bluegrass Album
recorded its first album in for “It’s Just the Night.” Two
years later they won that cat1968.
Rhonda released her first egory for “The Company We
solo album in 1988 and has Keep.”
The band has released
recorded 16 albums since her
albums since their 1992
debut. She was named “The
and in January 2014
New Queen of Bluegrass”
the band was awarded

Janis Ian and Tom Paxton

Riders in the Sky

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20
Tickets: $35

Riders in the Sky

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21
Tickets: $35

Maggie Mae & Heartland Country
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26
Tickets: $20

another Grammy for Best
Bluegrass Band for their
newest album “The Streets
of Baltimore.” Where the
band’s last two projects –
2012’s tribute to Bill Monroe and 2011’s collaboration
with Preservation Hall Band
– were built around themes,
“The Streets of Baltimore”
is a collection of songs that
come straight from the heart
of one of America’s true
musical treasures.

Janis Ian and Tom
The careers of Janis Ian
and Tom Paxton stem from
the folk music revival of the
early (in Paxton’s case) to
Ian wrote and sang her first
hit single, “Society’s Child,”
at the age of 13. She struggled with fame at such an
early age but persevered to
forge a career that’s spanned
more than five decades.
Ian has won two Grammy
Awards – the first in 1975
for her song “At Seventeen,”
and the second in 2013 for
Best Spoken Word Album,
for her autobiography, “Society’s Child.”
In a telephone interview,
Ian said winning her second
Grammy in 2013 was, for

her, “huge.”
“I mean, never mind being
in that company, which is
astonishing in itself – I was
in a category with Michelle
Obama and Bill Clinton,”
she said. “My last Grammy
came when I was 25. This
is whole other thing. As clichéd as it sounds, to get the
recognition from your peers
is huge.
“Most people ignore this
category – I certainly have
over the years – and so to be
able to make that category
musical again was pretty
Paxton has been on the
folk music scene since the
early 1960s. He was among
the first group of singers
performing in the clubs and
coffeehouses of Greenwich
Village in New York City –
a few years before the arrival
of Bob Dylan.
Since his debut in 1962,
Paxton has recorded more
than 60 albums. In 2009, he
received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual
Grammy Awards ceremony.
Famous for writing such
modern standards as “The
Last Thing on My Mind,”
“Ramblin’ Boy” and “Can’t
Help But Wonder Where
I’m Bound,” Paxton is also
known for his range. He’s

Riders in the Sky began
performing in 1977 with
style that appeals to older
fans of western music as well
as children. The group has
won two Grammy Awards
and written and performed
music for major motion pictures.
For much of their career,
the group was a trio: lead
singer/guitarist Ranger Doug
(Douglas B. Green), singer/
fiddler Woody Paul (Paul
Chrisman), and singer/bassist Too Slim (Fred LaBour).
In the 1990s, the group readded Joey the Cowpolka
King (Joey Miskulin) on
accordion, who had been
with the group for a brief
period in the 1980s.
In their first 30-plus years,
Riders in the Sky gave over
6,000 live performances,
including more than 700
appearances on the Grand
Ole Opry. Based in Nash ville, Tenn., the band has
recorded more than 30

Maggie Mae &
Heartland Country
Maggie Mae hails from
Oxford, and has made her
mark in Nashville and
throughout the Midwest as a
country music recording artist. She and her band perform
traditional country music on
fiddle, guitar, steel guitar,
piano, drums and bass guitar – all in support of Maggie’s downhome singing and
She is a favorite performer on RFD TV’s “Midwest
Country Show” on Saturday
nights, making her a familiar face in millions of homes
across the U.S. She has
released 10 albums over the
course of her career.

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Boys basketball

Vikes knock
off Edgewood,
begin Friday
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Assistant sports editor

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Sophomore Brandon Klein celebrates with the crowd after winning the WIAA Division 1 state wrestling title at 106 pounds Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Kohl Center in
Madison. Klein defeated Mukwonago’s Aaron Schulist 5-2 to become the Vikings’ 44th state champion in school history.

Championship dreams
Klein wins 106-pound
state title, while three
of six qualifiers reach
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Ever since sophomore Brandon
Klein discovered there was a state
wrestling tournament, it became a
dream to be crowned champion.
On Saturday at the Kohl Center in
Madison, Klein realized that dream
when he knocked off Mukwonago
freshman Aaron Schulist 5-2 in the
WIAA Division 1 106-pound title
“To be able to –  the first time
I come to state – win it, it is just
amazing. I just hope I can do it again
and again,” Klein said. “I knew
going into the match I was the best.
I dreamed of it, and I knew I was the

If you go
What: WIAA Division 1 team
state wrestling
When: Quarterfinals – 5:30 p.m.
Friday; Semifinals – 7:30 p.m.
Friday; Finals – 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: University of
Wisconsin- Madison Fieldhouse
Cost: $13 Friday; $8 Saturday
For more photos from all three days of the
state tournament, visit
best and that I was going to win.”
Klein – ranked No. 2 – picked up a
Photo by Anthony Iozzo
reversal in the second period to grab
a 4-0 lead, but Schulist – ranked No. Junior Collin Kraus (138 pounds) celebrates with senior Zach Hasselberger (left)
4 – picked up a reversal in the third and co-head coach Bob Empey (right) after defeating Wauwatosa West/East’s Ben
to cut Klein’s lead to 4-2.
Reagan 15-11 in the third-place match Saturday, Feb. 28, in the WIAA Division 1
state individual wrestling meet at the Kohl Center in Madison. Hasselberger finished

Turn to State/Page 10 runner-up at 126 pounds.

The Stoughton High
School boys basketball
team knocked off Madison
Edgewood 55-36 Thursday
to finish the regular season
19-3 overall (11-1 Badger
The Vikings were fueled
by a 15-4 advantage in
the second quarter, which
opened up a 19-point lead
at halftime.
Senior Nick McGlynn
and sophomore Troy Slaby
each scored 16 points to
lead Stoughton.
Now the Vikings prepare
for the next part of their
season, as they enter the
WIAA Division 2 regionals as the No. 1 seed.
Stoughton opens up
against the winner of No. 8
Reedsburg and No. 9 Madison Edgewood (the winner was unknown at the
time of the Courier Hub’s
deadline Tuesday) at 7
p.m. Friday at SHS.
If the Vikings win, they
will host the winner of
No. 4 Oregon and No. 5
DeForest, which also play
Stoughton is ranked No.
4 according to the Wisconsin High School Basketball
Coaches Association poll.
The Vikings won its
fourth consecutive conference title this season and
now look to make it back
to sectionals.
Stoughton made state
in 2013 and made three
straight sectional finals
from 2011-13.
Last season, the Vikings
lost in the regional semifinal to Monona Grove.

If you go
What: WIAA Division 2
regional semifinal
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Stoughton High

Girls basketball

Vikes knock off Oregon, fall in regional finals
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

It was a tale of opposite play for
the Stoughton High School girls basketball team last week in the WIAA
Division 2 regionals.
The difference between Friday’s
72-50 win at Oregon in the regional
semifinal and Saturday’s 52-39 loss
at Madison Edgewood in the regional
final was the aggressiveness of the
Vikings, head coach Brad Pickett
After taking an early lead in the
first quarter against the Crusaders,
Pickett said Stoughton didn’t take
advantage of its later opportunities.

On the flip side, Madison Edgewood
did, going 30-for-35 from the freethrow line. Stoughton was 10-for-18.
“We jumped out early, and I
thought we were in a good spot
mentally and physically. For some
reason, we just stopped being the
aggressive team, and Edgewood continued to be aggressive and got to the
free-throw line and took advantage to
it when they got there,” Pickett said.
“Sometimes things just don’t go the
way you hope they would go. I am
not going to fault our effort at all. I
thought our effort was there, and we
just got beat.”
The Vikings fell behind by six
points at halftime, and they only

managed to score five points in the
third quarter. That is when Edgewood started to put the game away at
the line.
Sophomore Payton Kahl led
Stoughton with 12 points, and
sophomore Marissa Robson added 10. Junior Hannah Hobson and
sophomore Kendra Halverson each
chipped in eight points.
Despite the early playoff exit,
Pickett said the girls took a huge
step toward future goals. With eight
juniors and four sophomores on this
year’s squad, there should be a lot of
returning experience for next season.

Turn to Regionals/Page 10

Photo by Evan Halpop

Junior Carrie Aide (20) surveys her options as she drives toward the inside
Friday, Feb. 27, in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal at Oregon High
School. The Vikings won 72-50 but fell to Madison Edgewood Saturday in
the regional final.


March 5, 2015

Courier Hub

State: Hasselberger finishes runner-up at D1 individual state meet, Kraus takes third
Continued from page 9
But after Schulist let Klein escape, he was
not able to get a takedown, and Klein began
to celebrate with the crowd.
Despite the big stage, Klein (50-5) – who
is the 44th champion in school history – said
he wasn’t nervous because of how his father
prepared him for the state stage.
“My dad spent so much money on me to
prepare me for that moment,” Klein said.
“He has taken me to Nationals out in Tulsa,
which is way bigger than this. I never placed
out there, and it is so much bigger. You have
more stress and are more nervous. He prepared me well.”
And who was there to greet Klein in the
tunnel after he won? His father, of course.
“I thought I would have to go to the top of
the steps where he was and run up there to
give him a hug. And then he was right there,
and it was awesome,” Klein said.
Klein made the finals by defeating Eau
Claire North freshman Mason Phillips –
ranked No. 5 – 3-1 in the semifinals Friday.
Klein opened the tournament Thursday
with an 8-5 win over Whitnall/Greendale
sophomore Nathan Hensley – ranked No. 6
Photos by Anthony Iozzo
– in the preliminaries. He later pinned Beaver Dam sophomore Devin De Los Angeles Stoughton High School cheerleaders chant for junior Collin Kraus during his 138-pound consolation wrestleback against Wilmot Union’s Jake Morgan
– ranked No. 7 – in 5 minutes, 54 seconds in Saturday, Feb. 28, in the WIAA Division 1 inidividual state wrestling meet at the Kohl Center in Madison. Kraus won 7-6 and later won his third-place match.
the quarterfinals.
third. In his place match Saturday, Kraus
Hasselberger finishes runner-up
trailed by one against Wauwatosa West/East
For the second straight season, senior Zach senior Ben Reagan – ranked No. 5 – with
Hasselberger was in a state final. However, time winding down, and he not only scored
just like 2014, Hasselberger (126 pounds) a takedown but also got a 3-point near fall to
had to settle for a runner-up finish – falling win 15-11.
7-4 to Wawautosa West/East junior Justin
Kraus trailed 8-4 early in the third period
against Reagan.
Hasselberger – ranked No. 7 –  tied the
Kraus knew he had to score quickly and
match at 4-all after a takedown, and he gave often, and he remained aggressive. He scored
an escape to Folley – ranked No. 1 – with 26 a quick takedown, and then after Reagan
seconds left to try and go for the win.
scored on an escape, Kraus took him down
But Hasselberger (49-6) lost control to again.
Folley, who picked up the match clinching
Kraus let Reagan escape again before tying
takedown with 15 seconds left.
the match at 10-all with another takedown.
The loss sent Hasselberger running toward
Kraus said he was able to score so fast by
the tunnel, as he struggled to cope with the using a Greco style, which consists of using
throws to gain an advantage. Reagan was
Hasselberger made the finals by defeat- also using this style, but it was Kraus that got
ing Hartland Arrowhead junior Aidan Yde – in the final move to seal the win.
ranked No. 8 – 5-3 in the semifinals Friday.
“I didn’t know I was going to get that
Hasselberger started the tournament many takedowns. I didn’t know it was going
Thursday with a 13-5 major decision over to be that – I shouldn’t say easy, but it kind
Rhinelander freshman Jacob DeMeyer – of was,” Kraus said. “I just kept wearing
ranked No. 13 – and he followed that up with him down, and he was shocked and all the
a 5-4 win over Manitowoc Lincoln sopho- crowd was screaming so that gave me a little
more Jose Acosta – ranked No. 2 – in the momentum. I was listening to that and lookquarterfinals.
ing around and seeing people clapping. It just
got me going more. He started quitting, and I
Kraus takes third
Co-head coaches Dan Spilde (middle) and Bob Empey (left) and assistant coach Jason Thiry celebrates
just kept going.”
When junior Collin Kraus (138 pounds) –
Kraus also had to get by Wilmot Union sophomore Brandon Klein’s WIAA Division 1 106-pound state title Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Kohl
ranked No. 2 – received a call from Hassel- junior Jake Morgan – ranked No. 3 – in the Center in Madison.
berger after sectionals to tell him he would consolation wrestleback. Kraus scored a
Model (43-14) did edge Kettle Moraine the preliminaries.
most likely need to beat Kaukauna senior takedown late and staved off a final take- senior Michael Hayes – ranked No. 6 – 5-4 in
Robert Lee – ranked No. 1 – in the quarter- down attempt by Morgan after he escaped, the consolation quarterfinals Friday.
Team state preview
finals, Kraus knew it was going to be a tough winning 7-6.
Model opened the tournament Thursday
Now the Vikings look to earn some hardfirst day.
Kraus had a little easier time on Friday in with a 4-0 win over Whitefish Bay senior ware as a team, when they travel to the UniKraus and Lee both won state titles last the consolation bracket. He first knocked off Miguel Gomez – ranked No. 11 – but he lost versity of Wisconsin- Madison Fieldhouse Friseason – Kraus at 126 pounds and Lee at 132 Holmen senior Jonah Rieber – ranked No. 3-2 to Hudson junior Matt Koski – ranked No. day-Saturday for the WIAA Division 1 team
pounds – but they ended up on the same side 16 – in an 8-0 major decision in the conso- 9 – in the quarterfinals.
state wrestling tournament.
of the bracket.
Senior Gunnar Helland (170 pounds) –
lation quarterfinals, and then he knocked off
Stoughton, which defeated Milton 29-24
Kraus fell to Lee 1-0 Thursday, and that West Allis Central junior Mauricio Cardoso ranked No. 11 – finished 1-2 in the tourna- on Feb. 17 to earn a spot at state, opens the
meant he would have to settle for third place – ranked No. 10 – in an 18-2 technical fall in ment, falling in a 10-1 major decision to tournament at 5:30 p.m. Friday in a quarterfiat best. And that is exactly what Kraus did – the consolation semifinals.
Kaukauna senior Zach Shukoski – ranked No. nal match against Sauk Prairie. The Vikings
winning his next four matches to be on the
Kraus opened the tournament Thursday 9 – in the consolation quarterfinals Friday.
– which defeated Sauk Prairie 40-27 at the
left side of the podium.
Helland (39-13) opened the tournament Zelinski Duals on Jan. 24 – are ranked No. 2,
with a 9-3 win over Pulaski sophomore Jack
“I had a bad draw I guess you can say, Gille – ranked No. 13.
Thursday with a 3-1 win over Madison La while Sauk Prairie is No. 8.
but I had to beat him either way to be in the
Follette senior Carlito Schiro – ranked No.
If Stoughton defeats Sauk Prairie, the
state finals. I had to beat everyone to win the Model, Helland fall in consolations
10 – but he fell to Merrill senior Mason Rein- Vikings will face the winner of No. 3 Wisstate title, so I don’t know why I didn’t beat
Sophomore Garrett Model (132 pounds) hardt – ranked No. 2 – in a 16-3 major deci- consin Rapids Lincoln and No. 6 Pewaukee at
him then,” Kraus said. “I should be second _ ranked No. 4 – was one match away from sion in the quarterfinals.
7:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.
or first. Third is not what I wanted but … I guaranteeing a spot on the podium, but he lost
Sophomore Tristan Jenny (113 pounds) –
The other quarterfinal duals are No. 1
didn’t want to be on the right side of the 7-3 to New London sophomore Scott Cook ranked No. 7 – lost his first and only match Kaukauna against No. 5 Burlington and No. 4
room. I wanted to be on the left side so I get – ranked No. 15 – in the consolation semifi- Thursday. He fell 10-4 to Racine Horlick Hudson against No. 7 Cedarburg. The finals
my name on the winner’s side of the board.” nals Friday.
senior Damien McCray – ranked No. 13 – in are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday.
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“The big thing is that we
can’t be satisfied with what
we did this year. Going
17-7, people are going to
look at that and say we had
a pretty good year – which
we did – but this younger
group wants more,” Pickett
said. “They want to win a
conference title. They want
postseason success and
postseason hardware.”

Still, Pickett does wish
he could have coached the
team to a title this season
for the two seniors – Jordyn
Weum and Ashley Olson.
“Jordyn and Ashley
deserved one because
of what they have gone
through in the past. They
stuck it out when a lot of
their classmates didn’t,”
Pickett said. “Their leadership and the things they
sacrificed this year for the

betterment of this program
going forward, I can’t thank
them enough.
“They are great leaders
and we are going to miss
those two tremendously.”

Stoughton 72, Oregon 50
After watching an early
12-2 lead evaporate with 45
seconds in the first quarter,
the Vikings settled down
and put the game away in
the second half with hot

Stoughton outscored the
Panthers 47-28 in the second
half. And finished with four
double-digit scorers. Halverson led the Vikings with 21
points, while Kahl added 14.
Robson and Hobson chipped
in 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Oregon seniors Riley
Rosemeyer and Kelsey Jahn
each scored 15 points. Junior
Leah Koopman added 11.

March 5, 2015


Courier Hub

Hub wins six WNA awards
The Stoughton Courier
Hub won six awards at
the Wisconsin Newspaper
Association’s convention
last week, including a firstplace effort for photography.
The Hub received first
place for all-around photography; second for a general
news photo, reporting on
local government and on
local education; third place
for a sports news story
and fourth for sports page
The WNA recognizes
winners in six categories –
daily and weekly newspapers of three sizes each.
The Hub is in the middle
category of weeklies, E,
with circulations of 2,0003,500.
The Hub is one of five
Unified Newspaper Group
news publications, including the monthly Fitchburg
Star and quarterly Your
Family magazine, and its
staff collaborates on all
The all-around photography award recognizes quality photography throughout
the newspaper, including
in community, news and
sports stories. The Hub’s
entry included coverage of
the annual Syttende Mai
festival of Norwegian heritage, the Junior Fair and
the Utica Festival. Its sister publication, the Verona
Press, was third in this category.
The Hub’s coverage of
local government included
a story from Bill Livick
about the ongoing controversy involving a Walmart
anchored shopping center,
one from Mark Ignatowski about a new system to

2014 WNA Awards
First place

All-Around Photography: Staff

Second Place

Reporting on Local Government: Bill Livick
Reporting on Local Education: Scott De Laruelle
General News Photo: “Batty for Bats,” Samantha Christian

Third Place

Sports news story: “A dream come true,” Anthony Iozzo
The Hub won six WNA awards in 2014, including
a first place for all-around photography, above.
Samantha Christian took home a second place
award for her bat photos, right. Scott De Laruelle’s
coverage of the school district earned a second
place award, below. Bill Livick also took a second
place award for local government reporting. Anthony
Iozzo won two awards for sports news and design.

Fourth Place

Page design, sports: Anthony Iozzo

Photos by Jim Ferolie



address traffic complaints
and the city’s efforts to
address the impending
arrival of the tree-killing
emerald ash borer beetle.
Scott De Laruelle’s education stories focused on
coverage of the ultimately
successful “recurring” operations referendum, which
allowed the school district
to override state limits. De
Laruelle also won second
place in the lower WNA
category, F, with the Hub’s
other sister weekly publication, the Oregon Observer.
Iozzo’s sports story
chronicled the state wrestling championship of
Colin Kraus, and Iozzo also


De Laruelle

designed the fourth-place
sports page entry.
UNG totaled 17 awards
this year, including eight
first-place awards. The
other first-place awards
included coverage of business (the Press in Category
E and the Observer in Category F), sports pages,
sports page design, a news
photo and environmental
In addition, former UNG
intern Kimberly Wethal,
a 2014 Stoughton High
School graduate, won first
place in photography in the
college Category B contest.

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Borrowing: Council members fear proposed referendum could put city at risk of a lawsuit
Continued from page 1
the city to hold a binding
referendum when it wants
to issue bonds but not when
issuing (or selling) notes.
Joe Murray of Springsted
Inc., the city’s financial
adviser, had recommended
the city use bond anticipation notes to finance the
But he said the only
significant downside is
the slight risk of the rate
increasing in the future,
something that wouldn’t
happen with general obligation bonds. Other than that,
he said, “the only difference is a bond anticipation
note is subject to permissive referendum. A note
anticipation note is not subject to that.”
Ald. Paul Lawrence (D-2)
moved to adopt a resolution
“authorizing the issuance of
General Obligation Promissory Notes and providing
for the sale of note anticipation notes not to exceed
The council passed the
motion on an 8-4 vote after

about two hours of discussion.
Alds. Sonny Swangstu,
Greg Jenson, Ron Christianson, Sid Boersma, Tom
Selsor, Eric Hohol and Pat
O’Connor joined Lawrence
in selecting notes as a way
to finance the first three
years of development.
Alds. Tricia Suess, Tim
Swadley, Tom Majewski
and Michael Engelberger
voted against the motion.
All four dissenting alders,
along with Boersma (D-1)
and Selsor (D-4), have
opposed the city’s plan to
use tax-increment financing to fund infrastructure
improvements at KPW,
which is the purpose of the
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 increased property
tax revenue from all taxing jurisdictions (the city,
the county, MATC and the
school district) of the newly

‘I know why you want to avoid the
referendum, but it’s not a good idea for the
sole purpose of avoiding a referendum.’
Tricia Suess
Alder, D-3
developed property.

The rationale
Boersma and Selsor said
they voted with the proKPW half of the council
last week because the city
is obligated to provide the
funding under terms of the
developer’s agreement –
assuming the developer
meets its obligation to have
sold four lots in the 35-acre
commercial portion of
KPW by June 30.
They agreed with Mayor
Donna Olson and the six
alders backing KPW that
giving voters a chance to
reject borrowing the money
could put the city at risk of
being sued by the developer. Or the city would
have to find another way
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tapping into its fund balance, or using the method
approved last week – note
anticipation notes.
“I’m struggling with
this,” Boersma said before
casting his vote. “I really
am concerned about putting
our city at risk if we start
reneging” on the developer’s agreement.
Suess (D-3) noted that
the city’s financial adviser
recommended using bond
anticipation notes and told
fellow alders, “I know why
you want to avoid the referendum, but it’s not a good
idea for the sole purpose of
avoiding a referendum. I
think that sends the wrong
message, but I want the
public to know we are obligated to fund it.”
KPW supporters see the
project as necessary to spur
new residential development in the city. For the
past decade, the city’s
growth rate has fallen
behind virtually all other
municipalities in Dane
County. And with declining enrollment in Stoughton
schools, the school district
risks losing hundreds of
thousands of dollars in perpupil financial aid from the
state if the trend continues.
Hohol (D-4) said he sees
KPW as a way to spur further economic development
and draw new families to
the city.
“We’ve put ourselves in
a situation where we’ve
made an obligation to
finance these infrastructure
improvements,” he said.
“We made this obligation
and we need to borrow – or
potentially be sued by the
Last week, the council
voted to place three petition-inspired advisory referendums on the April 7
election ballot but rejected
a binding referendum that
would have required voter
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‘I really am concerned about putting our
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developer’s agreement.)

Under the city’s plan, it
will borrow up to $4.8 million and make only interest
payments for the three-year
term of the loan.
In 2018, the city will refinance its borrowing using
either General Obligation
Bonds or General Obligation Notes – depending on
the term of the borrowing.
Notes are used in borrowing for a period of less
than 10 years and bonds are
used for borrowing longer
than 10 years. The cost of
borrowing is the same with
each, Murray said.
He explained that using
note or bond anticipation
notes would give the city
three years for development
to take place. And it would
allow the city in three years
to structure its debt service
payments based on what’s
happening on the ground at
the time.
It could pay off its KPWrelated debt in 17 years
(or sooner if there is more
tax-increment generated

Sid Boersma
Alder, D-1
than expected), or it could
extend the life of TIF district by another three years
if the increment is less than
The city could have also
used 20-year General Obligation Bonds to finance
infrastructure work, but
“that would add increased
cost” to the borrowing,
Murray said.
He said the only way that
would make financial sense
is if the interest rate on borrowing were to increase
dramatically between now
and 2018 – and he doesn’t
expect that to happen.
The developer – Forward
Development Group – is
obligated under its agreement with the city to begin
paying the city’s debt service in 2018. If there isn’t
enough increment to cover
the payments, the city may
draw on the developer’s
Letter of Credit to pay the
debt service.
“If there’s a projected
shortfall between the increment and the estimated
principal and interest payments, the developer would
be required to provide a
letter of credit to cover
that shortfall that would be
based on the 2018 interest
rate,” Murray said.
City attorney Matt
Dregne explained that the
developer is required to
provide the city with two
letters of credit initially: a
one-year letter to “secure
construction,” and a threeyear letter of credit to guarantee the city’s debt payments.
He said the developer
must provide the city with
both letters of credit before
the city borrows money for
If the developer is not
able to deliver another letter of credit in three years
“in the amount that we project we need at that time,”
the city would not borrow
for the rest of the project
and would use the letter of
credit it holds to pay off
the note anticipation loan,
Dregne said.
After three years, the
developer is required to
provide a one-year letter
of credit that’s renewable
“If the developer fails to
renew it, we would have the
right to draw on it and then
we would hold those dollars,” Dregne said. “We’re
structuring this so we don’t
allow the letter of credit to
lapse. The developer has to
give us a replacement letter
of credit before the letter
we’re holding lapses.”
Some alders were surprised to learn that the city
plans to borrow twice for
the project – three years of
short-term borrowing followed by the longer-term
note or bond.
Activists have called the
strategy a “bait and switch”
tactic, but finance director Laurie Sullivan said
that had been the plan all
along – and financially, it’s
the most sensible way to
structure the deal, she and

‘We are trying to
avoid the permissive
because of the time
Ron Christianson
Alder, D-2
Murray said.

Breaking ground
During the public comment segment of last
week’s meeting, Dennis Steinkraus, development manager for Forward
Development Group, made
a relatively rare appearance
and assured the council the
project is moving ahead.
Later in the meeting, in
response to questions from
Selsor and council president Mike Engelberger
(D-2), Steinkraus declined
to talk about the status of
two of the four main lots
in the commercial center
whose users have yet to be
Dregne said the developer is required to provide
evidence that four lots have
been sold before the city provides funding, but “there’s
no requirement that evidence
is delivered before the city
authorizes borrowing.”
Steinkraus did tell the
council that he had recently
talked with someone from
Walmart’s legal team and
that the company’s plan
to build a 153,000-squarefoot supercenter remains
Steinkraus hopes to break
ground in April, which is
one reason that KPW backers voted against Springsted’s recommendation to use
bonds instead of notes.
City clerk Lana Kropf said
June 2 is the earliest the city
could hold a special election to vote on a referendum
approving the borrowing.
By using notes, city officials were able to avoid the
possibility of a binding referendum that would, at the
very least, slow down progress on the project, since
the city would need voters’
approval before borrowing
the money.
Swadley (D-1), a member
of the Finance Committee,
said he didn’t learn about
the possibility of a permissive referendum until a few
weeks ago. Now, he complained, the developer and
KPW supporters are claiming there’s not enough time
for a binding referendum.
“We’ve had this developer’s agreement well over
a year now, and now we’re
told we’re out of time,” he
said. “We didn’t get this
information in a timely
manner. It’s no way to conduct business.”
But Finance Committee
chairman Ron Christianson
was unapologetic.
“Yes, we are trying to
avoid the permissive referendum because of the time
constraints,” Christianson
(D-2) said. “The developer
wants to turn dirt in April.”

March 5, 2015

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Philip “Phil” Stanley

Phillip Stanley Bjornstad

Philip “Phil” Bjornstad, age 88, of Madison,
passed away on Saturday,
Feb. 28, 2015, at Agrace
HospiceCare in Fitchburg.
He was born
on Oct. 26,
1926, in the
Town of
Pleasant Springs, the son
of Carl and Constance
(Jorgenson) Bjornstad.
Phil graduated from
Deerfield High School. He
enlisted in the U.S. Army
in 1945. Phil married
Doris Lythjohan in Madison, on June 10, 1949.
He was employed with
Oscar Mayer for over 35
years. After retiring from
Oscar Mayer, Phil worked
for Zimbrick Buick, delivering and picking up cars
and he and Doris were
dispatchers for them. Phil
was a charter member of
the Lake Edge Lutheran
Church and a member

of Veterans of Foreign
Affairs (VFW) Post No.
He enjoyed going to
northern Wisconsin, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and driving, but
most of all loved being
with his family.
Phil is survived by his
children, Luanne (Jim)
Schulz of Madison, Karen (Robert) Bormann
of Westfield and Bradley (Ellen) Bjornstad of
Stoughton; five grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; his
wife in 2000; son, Robert;
daughter-in-law, Theresa;
his sisters, Helen Frank
and Marion Holtan; and
brother, Reuben Bjornstad.
Funeral services will
be held at Gunderson
East Funeral Home, 5203
Monona Drive, Madison,
at 11 a.m., on Thursday,
March 5, with the Rev.
Katya Ouchakof presiding. Burial will be held at
Highland Memory Gardens with military honors.
A visitation will be held
at the funeral home from
9 a.m. until the time of
the service on Thursday.
Online condolences may
be made at gundersonfh.

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Lowell Eu Vingum

The world lost a heart
of gold when Lowell
V i n g u m
passed away
on Feb. 27,
2015, at home with Jackie
at his side, from Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage 4
brain cancer.
He was born Oct. 25, 1938,
in Stoughton to Mary (Robertson) and Harold Vingum.
Gene was a “Jack-of-allTrades” kind of man. He
worked at Highway Trailer, did construction work,
landscaping, and remodeled homes including rebuilding a little castle for
Jackie and himself at what
he christened as “520”! His
last big project was making an octagon dining table,
out of the barn wood he had
been saving for years, for
his daughter, Lorrine. He
was also a car salesman for
over 23 years.

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Gene was in the national
guards and in the military service from 1955 through 1960.
He had hob- knobbed with”
Elvis” while in boot camp in
Texas before being stationed
in Fairbanks, Alaska where
he continued his culinary
expertise and was head chef
for his fellow soldiers.
Gene developed his culinary skills in the family restaurant, “The Center Café”
in Stoughton, along with
his mother and sister for
several years.
He loved stock car racing and was number 1 track
champion at three tracks:
Oregon, Columbus, and Jefferson. At one of the meets,
the announcer mispronounced his name as Gus
Winnigan and that name
teasingly stuck by many
friends that were watching
the race.
He also loved golf and
shooting pool; often with
the team taking first place in
various years; he managed
to hit a hole-in-one during a golf tournament at the
Evansville Golf Course for
the Syttende Mai celebration, which entitled him to
have his name recorded in
The National Hole-In-One
Registry and received a
He also loved gardening and designed a beautiful plot in their backyard at
“520” and took painstaking
effort to maintain the right
kind of soil to grow the perfect tomato, beans, onions,
etc., and his favorite he
referred to as “the little

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He also enjoyed his pontoon boat and taking good
friends on scenic tours of the
lakes. Once you met Gene,
you knew you would want
to become friends as you
could tell he was the kind
of man that would be a true
and reliable friend for life.
Survivors include his life
partner of 25 years, Jacquelyn Drummy; daughter,
Lorrine (Patrick) Edwards;
son, Daniel (Becky) Vingum; daughter, Tracey Vingum; four grandchildren,
Cody Rabuck (Denver,
Colo.), Torie and Tabitha
Beckwith and Kaleb Vingum; a niece, Mary Ann
Gauger; and many great
nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his
parents; sister, Janet; brother, James; and nephew,
Arlo Gauger.
The family would like to
thank Agrace HospiceCare and UW Hospital doctors and nurses who helped
care for Gene through this

final stage of his life. Also,
words cannot express the
gratitude to all Gene’s family, friends, and neighbors
for their help and support
provided to us, at any hour
of day/night; especially
for Jackie’s family for the
constant prayers and their
unending help and support. A special thank you
is extended to his daughter,
Tracey and the Linguistics Department faculty for
helping Jackie make it possible for Gene to stay in the
home he so loved.
At his request, there will
be no funeral service; however, a “celebration of his
life” will be held at The
Tower Inn, located at 1008
East Broadway, Monona,
on Saturday, March 7,
2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thank you my love for
hanging on as long as you
did to help me accept the
thing I couldn’t change.
May you be at peace and
remember the promises we

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Case No. 15PR113
1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
May 22, 1964 and date of death January 22, 2015, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1273 Pleasant Hill Road,
Stoughton, WI 53589.
3. All interested persons waived
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedent’s estate is May 29,
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
February 17, 2015
Daniel J. Krause
Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners,
116 Spring Street
Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 268-5751
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Published: February 26, March 5 and
12, 2015

Routing & Crack Sealing
Street 1-2015
City of Stoughton,

The Street Superintendent for the
City of Stoughton will receive Bids at
the City of Stoughton, City Hall Finance
Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton,
Wisconsin 53589, until 10:00 A.M. local time, March 19th, 2015, for the 2015
crack sealing project.
The project consists of bituminous
crack sealing of designated streets.
Greater details will be given in the street
maintenance specifications.
All bids shall be placed in an opaque
envelope addressed to City of Stoughton, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI
53589, and shall be labeled “ Sealed Bid
for Stoughton Street 2015 Crack Sealing
Project” and incorporate the name and
address of the bidder on the outside of
the envelope.
The City of Stoughton at 10:00 A.M.
on March 19th, 2015 will publicly open
bids thus received at the City Finance
Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton,
WI 53589.
The Bid documents may be obtained from the City Finance Office, 381
East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589.
Contractor must also provide the

City of Stoughton a Certificate of Insurance.
The City of Stoughton reserves
the rights to waive any informality or
to reject any or all bids and to award
the contract to the contractor who in
the judgment of the City of Stoughton
will best serve the interests of the City
of Stoughton. The letting of the work
described herein is subject to the provisions of Sections 62.15, and 66.0901,
Wisconsin Statutes.
Dated this 25th day of February,
City of Stoughton
381 E. Main Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
Published: March 5 and 12, 2015

2015 Boiler Slag
Chip Seal
City of Stoughton,

The Street Superintendent for the
City of Stoughton will receive Bids at
the City of Stoughton, City Hall Finance
Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton,
Wisconsin 53589, until 10:00 A.M. local
time, March 19th, 2015, for the street
maintenance of the following:
The project consists of bituminous
seal coat w/ Black Boiler Slag Aggregate
on designated streets. Greater details
will be given in the chip seal coating
All bids shall be placed in an
opaque envelope addressed to City
of Stoughton, 381 East Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589, and shall be labeled “ Sealed Bid for Stoughton Street
2015 Chip Seal Coat” and incorporate
the name and address of the bidder on
the outside of the envelope.
The City of Stoughton at 10:00 A.M.
on March 19th, 2015 will publicly open
bids thus received at the City Finance
Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton,
WI 53589.
The Bid documents may be obtained from the City Finance Office, 381
East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589.
A Performance Bond made out to
the City of Stoughton will be required.
Contractor must also provide the City
of Stoughton a Certificate of Insurance.
The City of Stoughton reserves
the rights to waive any informality or
to reject any or all Bids and to award
the contract to the Contractor who in
the judgment of the City of Stoughton
will best serve the interests of the City
of Stoughton. The letting of the work
described herein is subject to the provisions of Sections 62.15, and 66.29, Wisconsin Statutes.
Dated this 25th day of February
City of Stoughton
381 E. Main Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
Published: March 5 and 12, 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. Proof of identification must be
provided before an absentee ballot may
be issued.
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 request an absentee ballot by 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.
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
of your municipality.
You can also personally go to the
clerk’s office of your municipality, complete a written application, and vote an
absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.
City Clerk, City of Stoughton
Lana Kropf
381 E. Main Street
Stoughton, WI 53589 873-6677
Hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm M-F
Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Pleasant
Cassandra Suettinger
2354 CTH N
Stoughton, WI 53589 873-3063
Hours: 10 am- 4pm Mon.-Tues.
Noon-6 pm Thursday
Clerk, Town of Dunkirk
Melanie Huchthausen
654 CTH N
Stoughton, WI 53589 873-9177
Hours: Mondays from 2-5 pm or by apt
Clerk, Town of Rutland
Dawn George
4177 Old Stage Road
Brooklyn, WI 53521 455-3925
No set hours, call above # to schedule
MARCH 23, 2015.

3, 2015.
Published: March 5, 2015

DOCUMENT 00 0300 –

Sealed bids for the construction
Will be received by: CITY CLERK,
Bids are due on TUESDAY, MARCH
31, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. local time. Bids will
be opened publicly and read aloud. Bids
received after the time set for receipt will
not be accepted.
A pre-bid meeting and walk-through
MARCH 17, 2015, AT 10:00 A.M.
The project consists of renovations to the existing Stoughton Public
Library (1990 addition). The work in
general consists of renovations to the
2nd floor adult, teen and A/V collection
and reading areas, 1st floor toilet room
renovations, a new accessible storefront entrance, and the infill of existing
floor openings. Additional work includes
HVAC and lighting upgrades. The scope
of the Project includes all rough and
finish work as shown on plans and described within the specifications.
The Project will be subject to
Prevailing Wage Rates issued by the
Wisconsin Department of Workforce
Development. No less than the rates
listed shall be paid to an individual for
performing work in the classification
indicated, regardless of any contractual obligation that may exist between
such individuals and the Contractor
or Subcontractor. Any wage paid for
classification(s) of work not included
in the Prevailing Wage Rates shall be
not less than the applicable wage rates.
Specified wage rates are minimums.
Contractor may pay rates in excess of
applicable rates.
Lump-sum bids will be received for
the work.
The Project Drawings, Project Manual, and other Bidding Documents will
be available for viewing on BPI’s online
plan room at
Bidders may order online and have the
documents shipped to them or receive

them in PDF format.
A complete set of bid documents
may also be purchased at the following
BPI locations:
1. BPI – Madison East, 4121 East
Towne Boulevard, Madison, Wisconsin,
2. BPI – Madison West, 640 South
Whitney Way, Madison, Wisconsin,
608.203.5533, and
3. BPI – Milwaukee, 11331 West
Rogers Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
The Project Drawings, Project Manual, and other Bidding Documents prepared by the A/E may also be examined
at the following location:
Access to the Project Drawings,
Project Manual, and other Bidding Documents will also be available at the following locations:
Builder’s Exchange: Milwaukee, WI,
Appleton, WI (Fox River Valley), Madison, WI (Bid+Network), West Allis, WI
(Contractor’s Exchange), La Crosse, WI,
Fond du Lac, WI, Wausau, WI
National Association of Minority
Contractors: Milwaukee, WI FW Dodge
Offices: Milwaukee, WI
BID SECURITY in the amount of ten
percent (10%) of the maximum amount
of the Bid must accompany each Bid as
described in the Instructions to Bidders
in the Project Manual.
The Owner may require Bidders to
file a completed BIDDERS PROOF OF
RESPONSIBILITY statement with the
Owner to show sufficient financial ability, equipment and experience to properly perform the Contract.
The Owner reserves the right to
waive irregularities and to reject any or
all Bids. No Bid may be withdrawn until
60 days after the time stated for receipt
of Bids. Unless all bids are rejected, the
Owner will award the project to the lowest responsible bidder as provided by
State statutes.
Published: March 5 and 12, 2015

City of Stoughton
April 7, 2015

at an election to be held in the City of
Stoughton, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015,
the following questions will be submitted to a vote of the people:
Do you agree with the City of
Stoughton’s decision to borrow an approximate amount of $5.1 million of Tax
Incremental Financing (TIF) funding to
be used in the development of the Kettle
Park West Project?
Should the City of Stoughton focus
on re-developing the Downtown area to
create new retail stores, office buildings
and housing to revitalize the Downtown
and Yahara Riverfront area?
Do you support the Kettle Park

West development project which includes a new commercial district which
will be anchored by a Wal-Mart SuperCenter and which will also bring a new
residential district to the West of Highway 51?
Done in the City of Stoughton, on
March 5, 2015.
Published: March 5, 2015


I hereby certify that:
STOUGHTON MERCHANTS BASESBALL in the City of Stoughton, Wisconsin, has applied to the Common Council
of the City of Stoughton, Wisconsin, for
a Class “B” Beer license for the period
starting April 2015 through October 2015
for the sale of beer at Norse Park, Kriedeman Street, Stoughton WI.
Lana C Kropf
City Clerk
Published: March 5, 2015


I hereby certify that:
Rakesh Patel, AGENT dba Roadhouse II, in the City of Stoughton, Wisconsin, has applied to the Common
Council of the City of Stoughton, Wisconsin, for a Class “B” Fermented Malt
Beverage & “Class B” Liquor license for
the period ending June 30, 2015, at the
tavern or place of business located at
:111 Chalet Dr, Stoughton, WI.
Lana C Kropf
City Clerk
Published: March 5, 2015


The Lutheran Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 1:00
p.m., March 18, 2015, at Christ Lutheran
Church, 700 Cty Hwy B., Stoughton, WI
Roger Utermark, President
Published: March 5 and 12, 2015

Legal Notice

Mini Warehouse, 1118 East Street
in Stoughton, WI. Storage unit #17 disposal of contents rented by Joyce Ann
Gausmann. Date of disposal March 20th
at 11:00 a.m. at 1118 East St., Stoughton,
WI. Property Description: Green Love
Seat and Chair, 4 Kitchen Chairs and
Small Table, 2 Suit Cases all items worth
less than $100.00.
Seifert-Pauls Partnership, LLP
Published: March 5 and 12, 2015


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Reliable, motivated people needed
to install and maintain plant material,
landscape features, and stonework.
1-3 years experience in the
landscaping field preferred.
Email or you
can find an employment application on
our website at: www.
locally owned apartment company on
Madison's West side, is seeking to fill full
time position. Please send resume and/
or letter of intent to: Unified Newspaper
Group, Blind Box 100, P.O. Box 930427,
Verona, WI 53593
Mechanic/Truck Driver
Waterproofers/Air Barrier Installers
Spray Foam Insulation Installers
Great pay-based on experience
OTR TEAM & Solo Drivers
Solo average 2500-3500 mpw
Team average 5000-8500 mpw
100% No Touch Freight
Repeat Customers
Great Pay Package w/bonus
Health Dental Vision HSA
401k Vacation & Holiday Pay
1 year Class A experience preferred
888-545-9351 Extension 13
Industrial Dr, Jackson, WI (wcan)
seeking an individual who has a great
attitude and the ability to work efficiently
in high demand situations. We specialize
in restoring structures that have water or
fire damage. We are a rapidly growing
operation with opportunity for advancement. No experience required; we will
train. Must have valid drivers license with
reasonable driving record and ability to
be on call as we provide 24-hour emergency services. $11-$14/hour depending
on experience. Please e-mail resume
TNT FIREWORKS needs July 4th Tent
Operators in Madison Area.
Make $1500-$3500 in 8-10 days. No
upfront cost. Small Credit Check
required. Great for individuals/groups for
fundraising! Call Matt at

County is looking for experienced, confident care providers. We support a wide
variety of children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Dane
County. Part-time positions available
immediately! For more information, or to
request an application, please visit our
website at or contact
Shannon at or (608) 273-3318. AA/EOE

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

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

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

Outside Advveertising
Ales COnsultAn

586 TV, VCR &
Electronics Repair

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

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

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)


Job Fair
March 11
3pm - 7pm

Hiring Wait Staff, Bartenders,
Bussers, Dishwashers, Cooks,
Starters and Rangers

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

532 Fencing


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.

984 County Rd. A, Edgerton, WI 53534
(608) 884-8484

Packages starting at $19.99/mo. Free
3-months of HBO, Starz, Showtime &
Cinemax. Free Genie HD/DVR Upgrades!
2015 NFL Sunday Ticket included with
select Packages. New Customers Only.
IV Support Holdings LLC. An authorized
DirecTV Dealer. Some exclusions apply.
Call for details 800-918-1046 (wcan)

648 Food & Drink

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

ENJOY 100% guaranteed, delivered
to the door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 74%
PLUS 4 free burgers.
The Happy Family Value Combo.
Only $49.99. Order today.
800-800-307-1674 Use code 43285DVA

VERONA-2BR no smoking, A/C, H/W
included, small pets negotiable, private
parking, quiet neighborhood. $835 month
Call 608-558-7017

650 Furniture

720 Apartments

2 SLEEPER Sofas. Like new, one full,
one queen, earthtone. Full $185. Queen
$375. Paid $1500.

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

All sizes in stock! 9 styles.
2133 Eastern Ave, Plymouth, WI Open 7
days a week. (wcan)
OAK OCTOGONAL pedestal table with
six matching chairs. Very good condition.
Includes 2 leafs and table pad. $300/
OBO. 608-358-5868

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

672 Pets

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
CALL (608)444-2900
THEY SAY people don’t read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

760 Mobile Homes

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


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

Established, locally owned cleaning
company hiring Crew Leader.

801 Office Space For Rent

• Days only - 25 to 30 hours a week.
• Experience helpful but not required.
• Excellent pay.

In Oregon facing 15th hole
on golfcourse
Free Wi-Fi, Parking and
Security System
Conference rooms available
Autumn Woods Prof. Centre
Marty 608-835-3628

Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
5x10 thru 12x25
Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
Call 608-424-6530 or

Tina’s Home Cleaning, LLC

(608) 513-3638


965 Hay, Straw & Pasture
DAIRY QUALITY Big Squares 250- 2nd,
21 protein 147 RFV, 150- 3rd, no rain.
608-426-0624 leave message.
LARGE SQUARE 2nd & 3rd cuttings,
dairy-grade alfalfa, $50 per bale. Mike
McCallips 815-248-2381

Career Fair

Harmony Assisted Living Facility

March 12, 2015
9:00am to 2:00pm

970 Horses


16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.

Resident Assistant/C.N.A
Onsite Interviews
No Experience Necessary,
Company Paid Training

990 Farm: Service
& Merchandise
and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411

6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-206-2347
10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

Can’t attend Job Fair?
Stop in and complete an application today!
Harmony of Stoughton
2321 Jackson Street, Stoughton, WI 53589


STAMPIN'UP SET of 35+ with ink pads
and multi-colored powder ink.
Barely used, clean. Seasonal and
Holiday stamps. BO 608-669-2243

OREGON 3 Bedroom Duplexes Deluxe.
2 car garage Small pet. Smoke Free. 6/1.
$1395+ and $1595+ 608.835.9269

We Are Here For All Your Vehicle Needs!

OVER 400

1411 Hwy. 51 North,
Stoughton, WI
Call 888-873-7310

Job Fair

March 17, 2015 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Edgerton Public Library
The “BIG” Room • 101 Albion Street

340 S. Main St., Ft. Atkinson, WI • 920.563.3301


Oil Change & 20-Point Check

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


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


Courier Hub

March 5, 2015

It may be a good time to

refinance or buy!

Assembly Openings
Opportunities on
2nd Shift, Monday-Thursday 2PM-12AM
$15.30 plus incentive after probationary period

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

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Free Dental Coverage

688 Sporting Goods
& Recreational

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

Maintenance Mechanic- 2nd Shift (Monday-Thursday)
Are you a maintenance professional who thrives on working in a highlyautomated manufacturing environment utilizing state of the art equipment
(lasers, robotics, AGVs, vision systems) in a modern air conditioned facility,
with company paid training to keep your skills current?
Do you value a company that makes safety a part of their culture, not just
another graph on the wall?

Call a leading lender that
is from the Stoughton area.
I can help with:

Do you believe in a maintenance program that values predicting and
preventing maintenance issues as much as troubleshooting and repairs?
Would you enjoy a second shift Monday through Thursday (2pm-12am)
schedule with paid breaks?

• Conventional Loans
• Construction Loans
• WHEDA Loans
• Rural Loans
• Loan Questions

If so, Sub-Zero, Inc. may have the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for maintenance professionals with the following experience and knowledge to work in our Fitchburg Built-In Refrigeration facility:
• Associates degree in Industrial Maintenance or 3 - 5 years of
equivalent manufacturing maintenance experience.
• Knowledge of and ability to interface and troubleshoot with a variety
of PLC’s including Allen Bradley PLC’s, 500, 5000, Flex Drives.
• Experience with manufacturing enterprise systems (MES).
• Strong understanding of OSHA principles.
• Experience with CMMS programs (MAXIMO preferred).
• Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
To apply, visit the Career Page of our website at
Successful Candidates may be eligible for a sign on bonus of up to $1500!
Apply today for immediate consideration.

Eric Sweeney

Mortgage Banker - NMLS

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

See my website


March 5, 2015

Courier Hub

Photos by Samantha Christian

FFA Week

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Healthy Eating Fair
FREE event to learn about local Community Supported
Agriculture (CSAs) and how to use all of those delicious veggies.

Sunday, March 15th
1 to 3 p.m.
River Bluff Middle School

235 N. Forrest Street, Stoughton

Photo submitted by Derek Spellman

River Bluff Middle School counselor Lisa Koenecke talks to students in her office this week.

Koenecke: On a mission to support students
Continued from page 1

‘My philosophy is that if students feel safe
and supported coming to school, they’ll
learn. If they learn, they’ll achieve – if they
achieve, the community is stronger.’

barriers to their success and
working to find ways over,
around or through them,”
Rabideau wrote. “She is a
source of strength for stuLisa Koenecke
dents who need it, a source
River Bluff Middle School counselor
of empowerment for those
who seek it and a source
of support for those who
have it. The leadership Lisa
provides at River Bluff is counselor (she notes they first person a new family
have not been called guid- will meet, and we want to
ance counselors since the help. Judy Christensen is an
1980s) are far more complex amazing co-counselor, and
Full plate
The “stuck tongue” story than sitting in an office wait- together, we will support
(“it wasn’t a pretty sight, ing for students to see them everyone at any time with
any issue.”
but he was fine,” Koenecke with a problem.
She said counselors are
said) is a humorous anecdote
to support students in
from someone who takes a
domain (study
lighthearted approach to the
test anxserious job of counseling stua
dents. The days of a school
“We are quite often the realm (friendship issues,
stress, family changes) and
the career domain, including
transitional conferences for
all eighth-graders. An average week includes individual student meetings, small
groups, lunch supervision,
family and staff consultations and connecting with
Lake Kegonsa Office
3162 County Rd B - Stoughton the community to provided
Call Staci @ 877.7750 today!
It’s a lot to take care of,
but Koenecke said the
Equal Housing Lender NMLS# 500034
gest challenge in working
Member FDIC
with middle schoolers –
which can be a difficult age
group – is overcoming stuChalet Veterinary Clinic dent apathy.
She said River Bluff has
Family Pet Care at its Best
done a lot with its Positive Behavior Interventions
1621 E. Main St., Stoughton
and Supports program, and
(608) 873-8112
also an advisory time, similar to a homeroom, to help
increase student engagement.
“My philosophy is that if
students feel safe and supported coming to school,
they’ll learn,” she said. “If
they learn, they’ll achieve
– if they achieve, the community is stronger.”

Dreaming of a We can help!
New Home?

1:30 p.m. CSA 101: Getting the Most of Your Share
presented by the FairShare CSA Coalition
2:15 p.m. Healthy Cooking Demonstration
presented by Chef Dan from Stoughton Hospital
Enjoy free refreshments from the Yahara River Grocery Cooperative
Many door prizes available including:
*Cookbooks “From Asparagus to Zucchini’ and “Farm-Fresh & Fast”
* $50 Gift Certificates for the Yahara River Grocery Cooperative
* $100 Gift Certificates toward a CSA farm membership
(limit one per family)


Questions? Please call Linda at 873-2392
or email

Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Get Connected

Above, Samantha White, treasurer, and Ben Amera, sentinel, talk
to shoppers at the Stoughton FFA
display at Farm and Fleet, including Lisa Woods, of Madison.
The Wisconsin Future Farmers
of America and Blain’s Farm and
Fleet teamed up to showcase area
chapter projects at the stores during FFA Week. The Stoughton FFA
set up posters and talked about
what the group has been doing
throughout the year to promote
its organization and the agricultural industry at the Stoughton
Road location on Feb. 27.