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Interim chief calls

investigation conclusion
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Reaching the goal

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

The Oregon High School girls soccer team celebrates with the WIAA Division 2 state championship trophy Saturday at Uihlein
Soccer Park in Milwaukee after a 3-0 win over Green Bay Southwest in the title game. The Panthers (23-0-1 overall) also defeated
Whitefish Bay 4-0 Friday in the state semifinals. This was the first state appearance and title in OHS history.

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Pickleball Picks Up

Village, school district make tennis courts usable for game


An Oregon police lieutenant

who was called the glue who
held the department together
after months of upheaval is now
being accused of illegally taking cash and prescription pills
from the departments evidence
room and medical dropbox.
An Oregon
Police Department investigation that began in
late January, and
involved a state
a g e n c y , f o u n d Clark
variances in
the prescription
drug disposal unit at the OPD
evidence room. The investigation tied those issues to Lt.
Karey Clark, who died unexpectedly Jan. 9 at the age of 38,
reportedly of natural causes.
He was dealing with health
issues for some time, which he
continued to try to remedy until
his death, Megan Clark, Kareys wife, told the Observer in
an email.

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When Mike and Colleen Barone headed

west for vacation this winter with friends,
they got hooked on playing pickleball.
So after the four couples returned home
from California, they decided the sport, which
can be described as a cross between badminton, tennis and ping-pong, should be played
in Oregon.
The Oregon School Districts Community Education and Recreation department
had actually already started offering indoor
pickleball instruction and play at the high
school gymnasium in January. Initiated by
retired phy ed teacher Tom Mueller, who is
also involved with the Oregon Area Wellness
Coalition, the games were mostly attended by
senior citizens.
As the weather warmed up, there was
an interest in moving the sport outdoors to
increase its visibility and encourage people of
Photo by Samantha Christian all ages and skill levels to play.
Now, anyone can show up at the Oak Street
Christine Johnston serves during a pickleball game at
courts to play pickleball on Tuesday
the Oak Street tennis courts on Thursday, June 4.

Courts will be repaired

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and Thursday nights starting at 6:30 p.m.
until they are ready to go home. Although
games generally go until 8:30 or 9 p.m., the
courts are lit until 10 p.m. Mueller also thinks
they are the only lit courts in Dane County.
About 10 to 20 people have been coming to
play two evenings each week.
Amy Miller, community ed and rec director, said the senior center has been promoting
pickleball, and kids in grades 7-12 also have
exposure to the sport in school.
With a slower ball, smaller court and lower net, some people find pickleball easier to
play than tennis. She said that tennis courts
are being transformed into pickleball courts
to serve a dual purpose in many retirement

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Alanna Phillips and
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Serenity Johnson, Cheyenne Marks, Ellen Martin,
Calvin Schneider and Alex
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The 70 mph speed limit
brings Wisconsins speed
limit in line with neighboring states where limits are
at least 70 mph.
The increase is the first
for the state since 1987
when Congress allowed
states to adopt a 65 mph
speed limit on rural Interstates. In 1996, state law
extended the 65 mph speed
limit to certain freeways
and expressways.
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Reports collected from the block of Hillcrest Drive. The

Oregon Police Department 41-year-old Beloit man taking
photos was an employee conducting inspections to verify
March 19
residences are occupied for
5:03 p.m. A 35-year-old mortgage lenders.
woman reported someone
7:50 p.m. Radar on the
entered her unlocked vehicle 900 block of Janesville Street
and took a diaper bag and wal- found an average speed of 28
let between 5:30 p.m. March mph and led to two stops.
18 and 7:30 a.m. March 19.
11 p.m. Radar on the 800
March 21
block of N. Main Street found
10:28 p.m. Radar on the
an average speed of 30 mph 900 block of Janesville Street
and led to three warnings.
found an average speed of 30
mph and led to two stops.
March 20
4:06 p.m. A 46-year-old
March 22
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10:15 a.m. Crosswalk
taking pictures of the outside enforcement at the corner of
of his residence on the 600 Jefferson Street and Alpine

Parkway led to two stops.

7:15 p.m. Radar on the
800 block of N. Main Street
found an average speed of 26
mph and led to zero stops.
11:45 p.m. Radar on the
700 block of Hwy. 14 found
an average speed of 60 and
led to two stops.
March 23
7:04 a.m. An officer assisted the Dane County Sheriffs
Office with a slide off at the
intersection of County Hwy.
D and Lincoln Road.
7:14 a.m. A 40-year-old
womans van slid into a fire
hydrant while she was making a right turn onto Oakwood
Drive from Alpine Parkway.

10:17 a.m. An 18-year-old

woman crashed her vehicle
into a snow drift on the 400
block of North Main Street
after the vehicle in front of her
slammed on its brakes. The
woman said the truck behind
her was following closely so
she veered right and went
over the curb.
1:03 p.m. An officer assisted the Dane County Sheriffs
Office with a slide off on the
5200 block of Lincoln Road.
2:10 p.m. A public works
employee backed into a
light pole on the 400 block
of South Perry Parkway in
a Bobcat. There was minor
damage to the pole.
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effect a state law change
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still reviewing more localized changes with no set
date for when any approvals might be made. The
changes could affect freeway roads where the speed
limit is currently 65 mph
Hwy. 151 near Verona
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Legislative opinion

Parties need to work together to

solve transportation funding crisis
The state budget process has
ground to a standstill as Republican legislative leaders try to
find a solution as to how to fund
transportation and squabble over
publicly financing a new arena for
the Milwaukee Bucks.
It has been
nearly a month
since the Joint
Committee on
Finance last met
on the budget
and there seems
to be no end to
the impasse that
has crippled the
I am deeply
concerned that Republican legislative leaders have stated that
transportation projects are going
to be postponed as a result of the
funding cuts they support. Projects that have been planned and
scheduled for years will now be
delayed or eliminated and as a
result, the I-39/90 construction
project is in great jeopardy of
being postponed.
Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) has
called for transportation to be
removed from the state budget
in order to negotiate a bipartisan
funding solution for transportation projects. I agree with Senator
Shilling that by working together,
Republicans and Democrats can
find a bipartisan solution to fund
our transportation needs.
Wisconsin works best when we
work together.
According to the Department

of Transportation, a $500 million

cut to the transportation budget
would postpone the expansion of
I-39/90 by two years. Republicans
have now indicated that they want
to cut the transportation budget by
as much as $800 million. In order
to reach that goal, the expansion
of I-39/90 could be put on hold
Delaying this project is unacceptable. Since 2001, Wisconsin
has studied the expansion of this
important corridor and now is the
time to eliminate the bottleneck at
the border. Illinois has long completed their upgrade and expansion of the interstate. Upholding
our end of the bargain will be
good for commerce, jobs, tourism
and public safety.
According the Department
of Transportation, I-39/90 has
accident rates higher than the
statewide average for similar
roads. This will only get worse if
the expansion of I-39/90 is postponed.
I am willing to sit down with
the Governor and legislative leaders to make sure that we have a
plan to fund our scheduled road
projects. Once again Im calling on Governor Walker to come
home and work with us to make
sure that we keep our commitment
to fund Wisconsins transportation infrastructure.

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hose of us in the news

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of being callous and
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Samantha Christian, Bill Livick,
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stories), our latest unfortunate
police department story tells us
some important things about an
organization still in the process
of rebuilding trust. That trust was
questionable in the community
after years of practices that many
people expressed public and
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So now, its not only about the
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Regardless of what we think
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Its not terribly different from
the situation we faced in Stoughton just a few weeks ago, when
we had to add insult to injury to
a family of whom the mother had
just been arrested with 12 felonies charged with stealing more
than $300,000 from people over
the course of six years. Awful
stuff, but even though the story
broke the week her son graduated, wed have seriously damaged
our credibility with many readers
had we tried to hide, postpone
or downplay it, as some people
pleaded for us to do.
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have of us, whether it feels tasteful or not. It is a duty.
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only who would be upset by us
printing the story but also who
would be upset by us not printing

it. Sometimes its simple, cut and

dried. Other times we wrestle
with it and make a call were not
sure about.
That is where policy and industry standards come in handy. One
of our rules is whether a person
is charged with a felony. That is
Another is whether the person
in question is a public figure.
That is also generally a simple
decision, though what qualifies
as public depends on the situation. A high school principal getting a drunken-driving conviction
is an easy call. A teacher getting
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Another key is whether it
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familiar with, one that might
offer clarity or further complicate
an issue that matters to people.
Of course, anyone who has
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knows there has been trouble
in the police department. Every
piece of information that might
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every rumor we have heard, so it
hasnt all gone to print. But when
we can, we must print what we
know, as far as it is relevant to
those above criteria.
Personally, we all liked the
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have to explain ourselves to some
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Board approves temporary

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Chuck Forster serves during a pickleball game at the Oak Street tennis courts on Thursday, June 4.

Pickleball: Sport gains in popularity

Continued from page 1

Photo by Bill Livick

A wide crack and several more like it are reasons why the
Village Board last week approved spending $23,000 to restore the
Oak Street tennis courts.

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The poor condition of
the three courts has been
on the villages radar. The
Village Board included
them in its capital improvement plan, and had tentatively planned to spend up
to $200,000 next year to
rebuild the courts.
But on Monday, Barone,
a retired civil engineer,
presented a plan to have
the courts restored this
Instead of spending
between $150,000 and
$200,000 to rip it all out
and take care of the drainage and build up a new
foundation, which is the
right way to do it, this is
a way to make the courts
playable for the next few
years and give the village
some time to figure out
what they want to do as a
capital project, Barone

told the Observer on Friday, repeating the pitch

hed made to the Village
The board approved
a $23,000 contract with
Midwest Seal Coat, LLC.
Around Aug. 1, the company will power wash the
courts, replace the tennis
nets and posts, fix cracks,
re-stripe the courts and
also repair fencing on the
west end of the courts.
Prior to the fence repair,
the village will regrade the
land on the west end to
prevent storm water running onto the courts.
The contractors work is
guaranteed for three years,
although the business owner told the board the courts
could remain in good condition for 10 to 15 years.
Barone told the board
that pickleball is growing
in popularity, and that 23
people had turned out to
play the previous week.
Pickleball games are regularly held at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at
the courts.

Pickleball is one of the
fastest-growing sports in
the United States, she said.
Mike Barone spoke with
the school district and
approached the park and
rec board at a meeting this
spring to cite the benefits
of dual-purpose courts and
request the use of the tennis
courts on Oak Street to hold
open play pickleball games
for the community.
This is a unique, fantastic collaborative effort with
the park board and village,
Miller said, adding that it
extends to the school district, wellness coalition,
senior center and broader
Paddles and balls had
already been purchased for
indoor play, but the indoor
nets would not work outside. Community ed and
rec budgeted for the purchase of portable nets so
two games can be played
on each of the three tennis
courts. And, as a retired
civil engineer, Barone
was happy to mark out the
boundaries of the courts
with tape.
Since the courts are open
to the public and are not
specifically reserved for
pickleball during those
times, play for either sport
is on a first-come, firstserve basis. If tennis players are already on the courts
by 6:30 p.m, the pickleball
players will have to wait
until a court opens up, and
vice versa.
The neat thing is so
many other people are coming that have never played
before, Miller said. When
people walk by the courts
they are curious as to what
is going on.
Even though pickleball

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Its really more of a
social event, Mike Barone
said, rather than an intense

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However, the goal is to
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Pickleball and tennis

players will be happy to
learn that the Oak Street
tennis courts will be
restored this summer.
The Village Board on
Monday unanimously
approved a groups request
that the village spend
$23,000 to fix cracks,
resurface and stripe the
asphalt courts for both tennis and pickleball.
The board met with resident Mike Barone, who
represented a group of
pickleball players, and a
tennis court restoration
contractor Monday to discuss the request.
Barone and the pickleball players had received
approval in April to stripe
the three courts for pickleball, since six pickleball
courts fit onto the three
tennis courts.
The residents made
forms, bought paint and
striped the courts at their
own expense. But large
cracks in the court, along
with tennis net posts that
lean at odd angles due to
a poor foundation, make
the courts far from ideal to
play on.
Barone noted that the
high school uses the courts
as an overflow for JV and
for tournaments.
The courts are just
absolutely horrendous
for tennis, he said. The
nets are coming out of the
foundation and theyre all
cocked every which way.
So Barone contacted
a contractor, and he, his
wife, Colleen, and a group
of residents who began
playing outdoor pickleball
this spring met with the
contractor at the Oak Street
courts to see what could be
done. Others in the core
group include Roger and
Nancy Johnson, DeAnne
and Jerome Klein, Jerry
and Dian Polly and Tom
and Sally Mueller,
They got an estimate for
the work and also checked
out the contractors references, which included
former University of Wisconsin-Madison basketball and tennis coach John
Powless and the Monona
Grove School District.
The group went before
the Oregon Park Board in
May, received its tentative
approval for the work, and
took their idea to the Village Board for approval on
June 15.

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There will also be an opportunity
June, July and August. Kids in grades
for questions. This presentation will
K-6 are invited to explore science Adult pick-up soccer
coincide with the monthly meeting
concepts and do hands-on activities in
From July 1 to Sept. 16, adult pick- of the Diabetic Support Group at the
45 minute sessions.
up soccer games will be held at 6 p.m. senior center.
All programs begin Mondays at 1 Wednesdays on Field 13.
and 2 p.m. Speed Racer Science is on
Wear appropriate footwear, shin BBQ and ice cream social
June 29; Skittle Painting is on July guards and bring both a light and dark
The senior center will hold a BBQ
13; Bubble Wo is on July 27; and shirt.
and ice cream social from 4:30-7 p.m.
Marshmallow Engineering is on Aug.
No experience is required; just Thursday, July 9, with live entertain10.
come to have fun. Teams will be ment from Field and James from 5-7
Register for each session by calling divided up each night.
A barbecue sandwich and chips cost
Brooklyn fireworks
hot dog and chips are $2, coffee
Ice cream social
The Village of Brooklyns Fourth or soda is $1 and build-you-own sunThe Oregon Area Historical Soci- of July celebration will start at 7 p.m. daes are $3. Toppings include strawety will hold an ice cream social with at Legion Park with music, refresh- berries, M&Ms, peanuts, whipped
music at Triangle Park on Tuesday, ments and family games.
cream, caramel and chocolate syrup.
June 30.
Fireworks will blast off around 9
Pie, baked goods and ice cream will p.m. The rain date is Sunday, July 5.
Yo-yo show
be available starting at 6 p.m. Music
Kids can see world yo-yo champion
from the Oregon and Stoughton Com- Medications and diabetes
Mark Hayward for a show at 2 p.m.
munity Bands will begin at 7 p.m.
Kim Shumaker, pharmacist with Thursday, July 9, at Prairie View EleFunds raised will support the Oregon Hometown Pharmacy, will mentary Schools big gym.
Oregon Area Historical Society. If discuss the latest medications on the


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

Community calendar


143 Washington Street, Oregon
(608) 835-3554
Pastor Karl Hermanson
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
Holy Communion 2nd & last

Science Lab

Thursday, June 25

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., AARP

Smart Driver Class ($20, $15 for
members, register), senior center,
2-4 p.m., Superhero Academy,
3-7 p.m., Oregon/Brooklyn Food
Pantry distribution, 1092 Union
5-11:30 p.m., Summer Fest,

Friday, June 26

10-10:30 a.m., Story time (ages

1-6), library
4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Summer
Fest, downtown

Saturday, June 27

8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Summer

Fest, downtown

7 p.m., Oregon Eastern Star officer installation, Masonic Center,

201 Park St.

Tuesday, June 30

10-10:30 a.m., Story time (ages

1-6), library
6 p.m., Oregon Area Historical
Society ice cream social (music at
7 p.m.), Triangle Park,

Wednesday, July 1

10-10:30 a.m., Story time (ages

1-6), library
10:30 a.m., Great Beginnings
Book Club: Orphan Train by
Christina Baker Kline, senior center, 835-6268
2-6 p.m., Red Cross Blood Drive,
Hillcrest Bible Church gym, 752 E.
Netherwood St., 1-800-733-2767

Tuesday, July 7

10 a.m., Grocery Store Talks:

Produce - Fresh, Frozen or
Canned, Bills Food Center, 787 N.
Main St., 873-2356
10-10:30 a.m., Story time (ages
1-6), library
1 p.m., Tuesday Movie: Selma,
senior center
7 p.m., Oregon Community Band
summer concert, Triangle Park

Wednesday, July 8

9-11 a.m., Rubber Stamping

Cards with Katie ($10, register by
July 6), senior center, 835-5801
10-10:30 a.m., Story time (ages
1-6), library

Thursday, July 9

1:30 p.m., Medications and

Diabetes, senior center
2 p.m., Yo-Yo Guy Mark
Sunday, June 28
Hayward, Prairie View Elementary

9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Summer
School big gym
Fest, downtown
4:30-7 p.m., BBQ and Ice Cream
of Cross Plains, 744 N. Main St.,
Monday, June 29
Social with Field and James music,
senior center
1 and 2 p.m., Science Lab: Speed
Saturday, July 4
Racer Science (grades K-6, regis 7 p.m., Village of Brooklyn Fourth Friday, July 10
ter), library, 835-3656
of July celebration, Legion Park
3-5 p.m., Computer Class: Online
10-10:30 a.m., Story time (ages
6:30 p.m., Saturday Card Party
Selling ($15), senior center, 8351-6), library
($3), senior center

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Village of Oregon Cable Access TV channels:
WOW #983 & ORE #984
Phone: 291-0148 Email:
Website: Facebook: ocamediawi
New programs daily at 1 p.m.
and repeats at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and 1, 4, 7 and 10 a.m.

Thursday, June 25
WOW: Oregon Summer
Fest Hilites--2013
ORE: Oregon Summer
Fest Hilites--2014
Friday, June 26
WOW: Heather &
Dave Music @ Oregon
Senior Center (of June
ORE: Shadow Armada
OHS Band @ Oregon
Senior Center (of June 23)
Saturday, June 27
Community Band Concertin-the-Park (of June 23)
ORE: Oregon Welcome
Center (of May 14)
Sunday, June 28
WOW: Holy Mother
of Consolation Catholic
Church Service
ORE: Snow White
NKE Musical (of March

Monday, June 29
WOW: Over 90
Celebration @ Oregon
Senior Center (of June
ORE: The Boys Next
Door OHS Play (of
Tuesday, June 30
WOW: U.S. Army
ORE: Heaven Can
Wait OHS Play (of Feb.
Wednesday, July 1
WOW: Across the
Fence Series #4
ORE: Rappacinis
Daughter OHS Play (of
Thursday, July 2
WOW: Cherry Pie
Band @ Oregon Summer
Fest (of June 2014)
ORE: Super Tuesday
Band @ Oregon Summer
Fest (of June 2011)

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Senior center
Monday, June 29
Hamburger on Bun
Buttered Green Beans
Blueberry Pie
VO-Veggie Patty
Tuesday, June 30
Baked Fish
Rice Pilaf
Buttered Broccoli
W.W. Bread
Jello with Topping
VO-Rice Pilaf with Soy
Wednesday, July 1
Tomato Barley Soup
Sliced Turkey &
Cheese on Rye
Fresh Apple
VO-Cheese on Rye w/Mayo
Thursday, July 2
*BBQ Rib
Potato Salad
Corn on the Cob
Corn Bread w/Butter
Sweet Potato Pie
VO-Veggie Sausage
SO-Spinach Salad
Friday, July 3
Closed for Independence
*Contains Pork

Monday, June 29
9 a.m., CLUB
9 a.m., Wii Bowling
10 a.m., Dominoes
1 p.m., Get Fit
1:30 p.m., Bridge
4 p.m., Weight Loss Support
Tuesday, June 30
8:30 a.m., Zumba Gold
12:30 p.m., Sheepshead
12:30 p.m., Stoughton Shopping
6:30 p.m., Pickleball - Oak St.
Wednesday, July 1
AMFoot Care
9 a.m., CLUB
9 a.m., Wellness Walk
10 a.m., Shopping in Madison
10:30 a.m., Book Club
1 p.m., Get Fit
1 p.m., Euchre
3 p.m. 1/1 Computer Help by
Thursday, July 2
8:30 a.m., Zumba Gold
9 a.m., Pool Players
10:30 a.m., Wii Bowl Game Day
12:30 p.m., Shopping at Bills
1 p.m., Cribbage
Friday, July 3
Closed for Independence Day


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(608) 455-3852
Pastor Rebecca Ninke
9 a.m. Holy Communion
10 a.m. Fellowship
PO Box 233, Oregon
(608) 286-3121
Pastor Jim McCoid
10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry
Parkway, Oregon
201 Church Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3344
Pastor Dave Pluss
9:30 a.m. Worship


408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC)
Oregon, WI
608-835-3082 -
Pastor Bob Vetter
10 a.m. Blended Worship
11 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship
11:15 a.m. All-ages activity
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(608) 273-1008
Pastor: Phil Haslanger
Associate Pastor Twink JanMcMahon
8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship

Central Campus: Raymond Road and

Whitney Way
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 8:15, 9:30 and10:45
a.m. Worship West Campus: Corner
of Hwy. PD and Nine Mound Road,
SUNDAY - 9 &10:15 a.m., 6 p.m.
Worship (608) 271-6633
752 E. Netherwood, Oregon
Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor
(608) 835-7972
9:30 a.m. worship service at Oregon
High School PAC
Childrens ministries, birth - Pre-K
651 N. Main Street, Oregon
Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl
(608) 835-5763
SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship
103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon
Pastors Jason and Johanna Mahnke
Communion is the 1st & 3rd
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship and
Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship;
5 p.m. The Gathering Sunday night
service with simple supper to follow
625 E. Netherwood, Oregon
Pastor Paul Markquart and Pastor
Emily Tveite
(608) 835-3154
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
Oregon Community Bank & Trust,
105 S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon - Bob
Groth, Pastor - (608) 513-3435
SUNDAY - 10 a.m. Worship
CHRIST - Paoli
At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB
Rev. Sara Thiessen
(608) 845-5641
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship



Support groups
Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, First
Presbyterian Church,
every Monday and
Friday at 7 p.m.
Caregiver Support
Group, Oregon Area
Senior Center, third
Monday of each month
at 9 a.m.
Diabetes Support
Group, Oregon Senior
Center, 320 Fair St.,
882-0407, second
Thursday of each month
at 1:30 p.m.
Parents Supporting
Parents, LakeView

Church, Stoughton, third

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

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Why was eating from the tree of knowledge of good and
evil prohibited? The knowledge of good and evil is the
root of having a conscience, and having a conscience
is invariably praised as a good thing. The account in
Genesis links eating from the tree of knowledge with
death: You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil, for when you eat from it you will
certainly die. (Genesis 2:16-17) Why was it necessary
for them to die if they ate from this tree? These are
perhaps unanswerable questions, and while it certainly
is cause for wonder why knowledge of good and evil is
linked to our mortality, perhaps a simpler way to look at
this story is to remember that it is part of the creation
story, and God is making the rules as he makes the
world. What he says literally creates the rules, just as it
creates the world, and Adam and Eve were cut off from
the tree of life because they were disobedient. Jesus
restored our access to it by being obedient to Gods
will, accepting an agonizing and ignominious death on a
cross. Are we being obedient to Gods will in our life?
Christopher Simon
And He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible for
you. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what
I will, but what You will.
Mark 14:36

June 25, 2015

Oregon Observer

Photo by Jacob Bielanski

New Oregon Fire Department Chief Jack Mlnarik hit the ground running in his first few weeks with the department.

Fire: Succeeds David Bloom

Andrew Hunter (left) and Will Christ pack their lunches.

Photos by Mark Ignatowski

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school. The classes spent much of the day learning about pioneer
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Im concerned.
Coming to Oregon from
the City of Oconto, Mlnarik
is no newcomer to the fire
business. He grew up in that
northern Wisconsin city,
developing an early love for
firefighting by watching the
trucks from a nearby fire
station respond to calls.
We always rode our
bikes down (to the station) and checked out what
they were doing, Mlnarik
said. It was a good group
of guys, so they always
included us in stuff.
The move is an unusual
one for Mlnarik, whose
family and career has been
centered on the city that
lies between Marinette and
Green Bay. Mlnarik began
his firefighting career in the
early 90s as a paid on-call
firefighter while he went to
school at Fox Valley Technical College. By 1995, he
had earned a full-time position on the department.
In 2010, he was made
chief, and he said several
mentors helped him to be
successful. A desire to
build on that experience
drove the decision to look
You always wonder
am I capable of doing something else? Mlnarik said of
the decision to move, You
dont want to look back
and say, Yeah, somebody
handed me the keys to the
car and I drove it, but did I
ever hand the keys to somebody after everything was
said and done?
The Green Bay PressGazette reported that
Mlnariks resignation came
shortly after a failed vote
by the Oconto city council
to raise his pay. The paper
reported the city declined
to increase it from $66,831
annually, with a 4.8 percent contribution to the
state retirement system,
to $69,000, with a full 6.8
percent contribution to the
retirement system.
Mlnarik said salary was
only one of many factors
that affected his decision to
come to Oregon, however,
noting that the villages
rapid growth made for an
exciting opportunity to
help a fire department grow
alongside it.
Oconto has been great to
me, I dont have anything
negative to say about it,
Mlnarik said. I think its
so far been a neat experience to just get rid of all

those givens and now its

the unknown and its been
exciting so far.
Though Oconto is half
the population of Oregon,
Mlnarik said both fire
departments have roughly
the same size staff. This is
due, in part, to Ocontos
110-square-mile service
area, which Mlnarik said
required contracting with
various villages and towns,
much like in Dane County.
Mlnarik said hed like to
further that departments
more successful programs
in fire prevention here.
He said Oregon does
many of those same outreach efforts, including
working with schools and
fall fire prevention awareness. However, he said hes
is still in part of an analysis phase, and isnt ready
to list specific goals.
To come in and say, We
need to start doing this and
this and this, I dont really
think thats fair, he said.
Mlnarik succeeds David
Bloom, who retired in
May after 10 years as the
departments chief. Bloom
remains a Town of Madison
As Mlnarik surveys the
needs of the department,
theres also a transition
happening back home. With
three sons ages 9, 4 and 1
and a 6-year-old daughter, the Mlnarik family has
opted to put off a full move
until the end of July, when
youth sports leagues have
finished for the summer.
In the meantime, Mlnarik
said he is lucky to have an
aunt who lives roughly a
block from the station. He
stays with her during the
week and returns to Oconto
on weekends.
He said he and his wife
are searching diligently
for a home of their own.
Hes grateful that shes able
to handle the transition.
My wifes about at the
end I mean, shes a saint,
Mlnarik said.
In the meantime, however, Mlnarik is waiting until
he can become a greater
part of the community with
the addition of his family.
I just want to make it
known that this place is
open, the garage door is
open, and this place is the
communitys, he said.
We want to make sure
that message is known if
theres anything we can do
to help or to assist people,
to not be afraid to call.


Continued from page 1

June 25, 2015

Oregon High School honors

Oregon Observer

Senior honors
Local scholarship recipients were, front row: Nicholas Adler, Christian Alcala, Jordan Anderson, Kaci Bausch, Jessica Boley, Molly Bollig, Nina Brandenburg, Lauren Brown, Austin Busler and Allison Chapman;
row 2: Alexandra Christensen, Mitchell Condon, Brennen Deegan, Makayla Douglas, Megan Eisert, Noah Engelhart, Jasmine England, Tori Evert, Caitlin Frank and Erica Gerow; row 3: Teana Gombar, Daniel
Griffith, Shelbey Hagen, John Hermus, Samuel Horsnell, Colin Hughes, Andrew Igl, Lindsey Jaeggi, Kelsey Jahn and Mary Jenson; row 4: Hannah Joswig, Sydney King, Peter Kissling, Lucas Knipfer, Alizabeth
Kramer, Cassandre Krier, Mikayla Kurilla and Benjamin Leake; row 5: Stephanie Liechty, Bailey Lubinski, Tasha Martin, Claire Massey, Elliot Moravec, Andrew Nelson, William Paltz, Megan Pearson, Spencer
Pearson and Riley Peckham; row 6: Claire Pfeffer, Rosilyn Phillips, Caroline Rice, Riley Rosemeyer, Yanique Rowe, Kaela Ryan, William Sanford, Cameron Scheller-Suitor, Abby Schmitt and James Skiles; row
7: DeEtte Talley, Raegan Tervort, Connor Timberlake, Carson Torhorst, Mackenzie Torpy, Alexa Uselmann, Benjamin Vogt, Valerie Walowit, row 8, Alida Weidensee, Matthew Weis and Mason Wyland; not pictured: Julie Gulling, Caylan Laundrie, Brendan Lawry, Miles Stoffel and Markus Tobias.

Academic and school service award winners were, front row: Daniel
Griffith, Elliot Morovac and Alida Weidensee; row 2: James Skiles,
Valerie Walowit and William Sanford; not pictured: Noah Engelhart,
Tyler Fitch, Daulton Mason, Caylan Laundrie.

University/outside scholarship recipients were, front row: Kaci Bausch, Austin Busler, Mitchell Condon, Parker Debroux, Megan Eisert,
Noah Engelhart, Tori Evert and Paityn Fleming, row 2: Shelbey Hagen, John Hermus, Colin Hughes, Kelsey Jahn, Zackary Jensen, Hannah
Joswig, Hunter Klus and Lucas Knipfer, row 3: Cassandre Krier, Claire Massey, Spencer Pearson, Claire Pfeffer, Riley Rosemeyer, William
Sanford and James Skiles, row 4: DeEtte Talley, Connor Timberlake, Carson Torhorst, Mackenzie Torpy, and Jennica Evans, not pictured:
Zachary Bonno, Collin Bundy, Andrea Jacobson, Zachary Klementz, Caylan Laundrie, Ryan Machonga and Andrew Pliner.

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Kaeppler and Andrew Igl; not pictured: Christian Alcala, William
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June 25, 2015 - Oregon Summer Fest - The Oregon Observer - 9

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Community Parade
Classic & Custom Car Show
Thrilla on the Grilla
Parade of Bands
Motorcycle Poker Run

Carnival Midway
Live Entertainment
Softball Tournament
5K/10K Classic Run & Walk
Oregon Masons Pork Dinner

June 25-28, 2015

A storybook Summer Fest

Record number of
participants expected
for parade
Unified Newspaper Group

Photo by Samantha Christian

This years theme, Storybook, encourages floats to draw inspiration from their favorite Disney tales.

Theres nothing quite as

enchanting as summertime
in southern Wisconsin. So
its appropriate that Storybook is the theme of
this years Oregon Summer
And the Disneyesque
floats and other vehicles in
the parade are in the running for more than just
show, as they have a chance
to win four $250 prizes.
We have some fun
applications coming in,
said Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce executive
director Judy Knutson.
As usual, the parade route
is south on Main Street,
starting among the staging
areas at East Lincoln Street,
and finishing between State
Street and Kiersted Lane.

If you go
What: Oregon Summer
Fest parade
When: 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 28
Where: Main Street,
Downtown Oregon
Info: 835-3697 or visit

See a map of the
parade route
Page 7
Parade captain Brian
Boehnen of Midwest Rock
Top said as of press time,
there were around 75 participants signed up, already
more than last year.
(Around 75) is usually
about where it hovers,
he said. The list is still

Turn to Parade/Page 15

Volleyball tournament a
Summer Fest first
Organizer hopes
event draws new
faces to Oregon
Unified Newspaper Group

The chamber board was

just bouncing ideas around
when one seemed like a
sure hit to chamber board
vice president JJ Griese.
(Volleyball) is right in
my wheelhouse, Griese
said. I play a lot.
So he took over the new
Summer Fest volleyball
The idea is to bring
more people in from outside Oregon who can then
find everything there is to
enjoy at Summer Fest and
around town.
Then they can delve
into the community and
partake in a bunch of other
things, Griese said.
As with any sports

tournament in its first

year, theres still details
that remain up in the air
and will depend on the
final number of teams.
Theres going to be a
few unknowns going into
it, he said.
Although the deadline to
sign up was June 20, Griese said if anyone is still
interested after that they
are welcome to call him at
225-0429 to see if he can
fit them in.
(I) might be able to
squeeze teams in, he said.
Hes hoping for eight
teams, though hed love
to have 16 for the four
nets that will be set up
between the carnival and
Diamond No. 1. Griese
said there will likely be
bleachers for spectators as
The environment for
the tournaments going to
be set up really well, he

Turn to Volleyball/Page 15

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June 25, 2015

Oregon Observer

Summer Fest 2015

This means war

Tug-of-war tournament
draws clubs from
throughout Midwest
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It may make an appearance in Japan in 2020,

but for now, residents of
Oregon can see competition-grade tug-of-war on
up close and personal all
Saturday afternoon. But
its more than just a bunch
of muscle-bound people
grunting along a big rope.
You can get right up to
the sidelines, said Oregon
club coach Shelby Richardson. Watch for the camaraderie. You battle it out
on the field, but afterwards
you shake hands and youre
still friends.
The tournaments begin at

If you go
What: Tug-of-war tournament
Where: Kiser Park
When: 12:30-5 p.m.
Saturday, June 27
Info: summerfest.
10 a.m. with official weighins, as clubs (around six are
expected) from Wisconsin,
Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota divide their members
into teams for competition in various divisions.
In the mixed division, for
example, the total weight
of members cannot exceed
1,320 pounds.
Richardson, who also
serves as president of the
United States Tug-of-War
Association, said the village

is providing bleachers for

spectators, though she recommends they consider
bringing foldable lawn
chairs. The competitions
will continue throughout
the day until around 5 p.m.
Richardson said, with winners crowned in multiple
mens divisions, a mixed
division and one womens
Though the event is a
sanctioned competition,
teams are largely funded
out-of-pocket, she said, putting in their work for the
love of the game.
Individuals are out there
training a couple of nights
a week, Richardson said.
All of that is self-sponsored, so its always nice to
have to have a good crowd
to appreciate your hard

Photo by Samantha Christian

A family feasts on the Thrilla food offered at Summer Fest 2014.

Get your grill on

Thrilla cookout is
June 28
Unified Newspaper Group

History of tug-of-war
Most might only remember it from grade school, but the sport of tug-of-war can be
traced to 4,000-year-old images in Egyptian tombs. References to tug-of-war come up
throughout history, including a carving found on Indias Sun Temple of Konark, constructed in the 12th century.
Tug-of-war was an official part of the Olympics until it was eliminated in 1920, but
it wasnt long before national tug-of-war associations began to spring up around the
world, starting in Sweden in 1933.
The Tug-of-War International Federation was formed in 1960, and the United
States Tug-of-War Association was formed in 1978, with members primarily from the
upper-Midwest. USTOWA president and Oregon resident Shelby Richardson said the
Olympic application for tug-of-war has been submitted once again for inclusion in the
2020 games in Japan.

Hungry for barbecue?

Stop by the annual Thrilla
on the Grilla cookout from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
June 28, while listening to
music in the live entertainment tent at Kiser Park.
The meal, which will be
cooked by volunteers from
Oregon-Brooklyn Lions
Club and JL Richards,
will include a choice of a
half rack of pork ribs or a
half chicken, potato salad,
coleslaw, baked beans and

If you go
What: Thrilla on the
Grilla cookout
When: 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sunday, June 28
Where: Kiser Park in the
live entertainment tent
Info: summerfest.
dinner roll.
The tickets are $12 the
day of the cookout or $10
in advance from the Oregon
Area Chamber of Commerce or JL Richards. A
portion of the proceeds will
help offset the cost of the
Summer Fest fireworks.

Entry tickets to the event

will also serve as a raffle
ticket. The drawing will be
held at 4 p.m. Sunday. The
prizes are $500 for first
place, $100 for second place
and $50 for third place.
Mark Evert, Lions Club
president, said he expects
about 80 percent of the
meals to be prepared at
JL Richards in advance to
keep up with the rush of
people, but the grills will
be hot and ready on Sunday. He estimated that
more than 600 people ate
at the event last year.
For more information,
visit summerfest.oregonwi.
com/thrilla-on-the-grillarib-fest or call 835-3697.


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June 25, 2015

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Poker Run set for Saturday

Donations to benefit
anti-child abuse
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Photo by Mark Ignatowski

Fest goers swarm the carnival during last years Summer Fest

Lots of fun to choose from

Carnival offers a
variety of rides
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Always a hit with people of all ages, the carnival is back again this year,
with 17 rides. But new this
year are pre-sale tickets
that will also be offered to
make the rides affordable
for our community, said
Oregon Area Chamber of
Commerce executive director Judy Knutson.

Those tickets are selling

at four for $6 (there is one
ticket per ride), and will be
sold at Bills Food, BMO
Harris Bank, OCB, Oregon
Hometown Pharmacy, Oregon Pool and State Bank of
Cross Plains, as well as the
chamber office.
Thursday night is wristband night for $16, people can go on the rides all
night. Knutson said there
will also be a wristband
special from noon to 11
p.m. Saturday, with wristbands selling for $20.

If you go
What: Oregon Summer
Fest carnival midway
When: 5-10 p.m.,
Thursday, June 25 (allrides wristband $16);
5-10 p.m., Friday, June
26 (Thursday rain date);
Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday,
June 27 (wristband $20)
and 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday,
June 28
Where: Summer Fest
grounds, 245 Brook St.
Info: 835-3697

Five card draw will get a

taste exhaust on Saturday
during Summer Fest.
I think we had 25 to 30
bikes not too bad for the
first year, organizer Dave
Mastos said of last years
event. Were hoping to
improve on that somewhat
this year.
For its second year, the
Summer Fest Ride brings
together bikers, and nonbikers alike, along five stops
throughout the region, collecting cards at each station
until they have a full poker
Interested bikers can register the day of the event,
Saturday June 27, beginning at 10 a.m. in the space

If you go
What: Summer Fest
Motorcycle Poker Run
When: Saturday, June
27, with registration from
10-11 a.m.
Where: Kiser Park
between pool and entertainment tent
Cost: $20 per person
recommended donation
Info: summerfest.
between the pool and the
entertainment tent, according to Mastos. The recommended donation is $20 per
The run will take off from
the same location, with
stops in Darien, Fort Atkinson and Cambridge. Riders
will receive cards at the start
and at the end, as well as at
each stop along the way, for
a total of five cards. Prizes

will be awarded based on

the best hand, as well as an
award for the worst hand.
Additional drawings will be
Mastos said participants
will have the opportunity to
draw new cards at the different locations for a small fee.
In addition to motorcycle riders, Mastos said the
event is open to anyone who
would simply like to come
along in a car or simply
meet at the various location.
Though, theyll be missing out on a great ride, he
The proceeds from the
run will be given to the
group Bikers Against Child
Abuse, an international nonprofit with chapters throughout Wisconsin focused on
stopping and preventing
child abuse through work
with state and local agencies. More information on
BACA can be found online

Country fans can line up to dance Thursday

Whether its the Boot
Scootin Boogy or the
Achy Breaky Heart, many
have heard about country line dancing. Thursday
night at Oregon Summer
Fest, however, offers the
opportunity for the community to come out and learn
the steps or maybe just
support a friend who is.
For the first time, Summer

Fest will hold a country line

dancing night in the celebration tent. For one hour, festivalgoers can watch and learn
the steps to line dancing.
Line dancing lines up
dancers in rows and synchronizes them to steps specific to an individual song.
In addition to classics by
Billy Ray Cyrus and Brooks
and Dunn, line dancing is

also done in conjunction

with various pop songs,
such as Gangnam Style
by Korean pop artist PSY.
Visitors can catch the
fun from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on
Thursday, June 25 in the
Celebration tent. To find
out more, visit summerfest.
Jacob Bielanski

Photo by Mark Ignatowski

A family peers up into the sky to watch the fireworks display last year.

Fireworks will light up the night June 25

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Those looking to ooh

and aah during Summer
Fest should stop by Kiser
Park for a fireworks show
on Thursday, June 25.
The fireworks will begin
at dusk, or around 9 p.m. In
the event of rain, the fireworks will be rescheduled
for Friday, June 26.
Oregon Area Chamber of
Commerce executive director Judy Knutson said that
the fireworks were reintroduced to Summer Fest
last year during the 50th
anniversary. The show will
once again be provided by
Krueger Pyrotechnics and
Fireworks Displays, LLC.

If you go
What: Fireworks
When: Dusk (around 9
p.m.) Thursday, June 25
Where: Kiser Park
Info: summerfest.
(They) went over so
well, so we said lets do it
(again), she said. They
did a wonderful job.
The display will last
about 45 minutes, including
the grand finale. There will
be no ground fireworks;
instead, all pyrotechnics
will all be up in the sky.
Because everything is

so spread out (on the festival grounds), we wanted

everyone to enjoy them,
she said.
The fireworks cost
approximately $7,000 and
are paid for by the Oregon
Area Chamber of Commerce and the OregonBrooklyn Lions Club. The
Lions Club will be holding
a Thrilla on the Grilla
cookout fundraiser on Sunday to help offset the costs
of this years fireworks.
The organizations hope to
continue the fireworks tradition in the future, provided the funds are available.
For more information,
visit summerfest.oregonwi.

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Run/walk returns Saturday morning

The annual Summer Fest
run/walk will once again
offer a chance for a wakeup workout Saturday morning.
The mornings options
include 5K and 10K runs
and a walk. All will begin
at 9 a.m.
The top male and female

and youth boy and girl runners will receive trophies.

Race day registration is
$35 and begins at 7 a.m.
in the Oregon Pool parking
lot. You can register
before race day online at
If youre already pre-registered, shirt and bib pick

up is available Thursday,
June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.,
Friday, June 26, from 4 to 7
p.m. and Saturday morning.
For more information on
the run, visit summerfest.
Scott Girard

June 25, 2015

Oregon Observer


Softball tournament an area hit

Team numbers down,
still among largest in
the area
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There will be about 15

softball teams vying for
six cash prizes throughout
the weekend at the softball
fields in front of the beer
According to organizer
Robert Klein, the tournament is still one of the biggest around, a fact that he
credits to the clubs push to
keep the Summer Fest team
limited to only locals. Klein
said that tournaments that
open up to a wider audience
often attract semi-professional teams that discourage
community involvement.

If you go
What: Softball tournament
When: Friday beginning
at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday
from 11 a.m. until about
10:30 p.m.; and Sunday
from 11 a.m. until victory
Where: Softball diamonds near beer tent
The umpires love our
tournament because its big,
its fun, Klein said.
Even those who dont
play can easily follow
along. One of last years
top winners, Thysse Printing, is developing three
really nice bracket stands
that will show everyones

current standing within the

tournament, Klein told the
Observer. These will be displayed outside the dugouts
and near the bathrooms.
Along with Thysse, the
Chamber of Commerce is
the biggest sponsor of the
tournament, providing beer
tent wrist bands to participating teams.
The 15 teams as of June
19 is approximately three
fewer than last year, a fact
the Klein believes is a good
thing, since it eliminates a
Thursday tournament.
The fireworks are on
Thursday, so we dont want
to schedule too many days,
Klein said.
Klein warned that the
Homerun Derby would likely not happen, citing potential weather and growing
safety concerns.

Market adds new twist to festival

Starting early, around
20 local vendors will
be on hand
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Among the many familiar

scenes at this years Summer
Fest will be a new one - a
market for Oregon area vendors to display and sell their
From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
on Saturday, around 20
local exhibitors will be in

The routes
Whether trying to avoid the
traffic from road closures, finding the best spot to cheer on
loved ones, or prepare for a
race, its good to know what
lies on the road ahead. All races
begin at the Oregon public pool.
The 2-mile walk does a tour
up Market Street to Lincoln
Street and down Lincoln Street
to Perry Parkway on the way
back to the pool, while the
10-K path takes runners all the
way out and through Lerner
Conservation Park.

executive director Judy

Knutson said there will be a
good variety of crafts, jewelWhat: Oregon Summer
ry, produce and other items.
Fest market
We created this to give
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
the runners, volleyball, softSaturday, June 27
ball and tug of war participants and spectators someWhere: Celebration
thing to do while waiting for
(beer) tent, Summer Fest
their event, she said. We
grounds, 245 Brook St.
thought there was a need,
Info: 835-3697 or visit
because (they) come early to
register and this gives them
something to do during that
the celebration (also the
We invite the community
beer) tent, and Oregon Area
to come and buy a treasure.
Chamber of Commerce

If you go

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The rides will only be
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Due to insurance requirements, children younger
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Where: Kiser Park
When: 7-9 p.m. Friday,
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The rides ask for a minimum $20 donation for
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Summer Fest has music aplenty


Its like if you took

people whose roots were
in progressive rock and
had them play in more of a
punk style, he explained.
Thats kind of what we
The band is noted for its
high-energy stage performance, Miess said.
We play with a lot
of passion, he told the
Observer. We move
around a ton, and its a really fun atmosphere. Also,
Nic is an incredible singer.
He can sing anything.

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A little bit country

Modern country music is
in store Saturday, when 5th
Gear makes its first appearance on the Summer Fest
The five-piece band was
voted Best Country Band
by readers in Madison
Magazines 2015 Best of
Madison awards competition.
The band was established
in 2012 and features tight,
three-part harmony singing,
led by singer Tim Daniels.
It also has an outstanding
lead guitarist in Michael
The two auditioned and
were offered spots in the
band when keyboardist,
backing vocalist and manager Terry Grinde was

Photo submitted

5th Gear, a country-styled band set to perform Saturday night at Oregon Summer Fest, includes, from
left, Terry Grinde on keyboards, Bruce Towle on bass guitar, Tim Daniels on vocals, Jim Aron on
drums and Michael Vett on guitar.

forming the band three

years ago. He said the band
is similar to Rascal Flatts in
its vocal arrangements.
When we sing as a
three-part harmony, people
sit up and take notice,
Grinde said in an interview.
Its what propels us.
Our signature is the lead
and harmony singing, he
added. We hang our hat on
In fact, the band performs
a cover of Flatts hit, Life
is a Highway.
Weve got the same
three-part harmonies, and
I think we do a good representation, Grinde said.
We bend most songs our
way so its 5th Gear music

when were done with it.

The band performs covers of popular country
music hits from other stars
as well, including such artists as Keith Urban, Jason
Aldean, Chris Young and
Florida Georgia Line.
5th Gear also performs
at least one classic country song per show, Grinde
said, such as one of Johnny
Cashs big hits.
We do it at about twice
the tempo that it should
be, he said. We just rock
through it and its a hoot.
Joining Grinde, Daniels
and Vett are bass player
and back-up singer Bruce
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Everybody in the band

has experience with a topnotch act of some kind,
Grinde said.
The band prides itself on
its live performances. Its
also planning to travel to
Nashville to record its first
album within the year.
Grinde said a highlight
for the band was opening
for Toby Keith in 2013.
That was a kick, he
said. We had like 4,000 to
5,000 people watching us.

A little bit rock n roll

Oregons Distant Cuzins is comprised of four
Oregon High School sophomores and has been playing
together for four years.
The band has competed
in and made it to the finals
of the statewide Launchpad
competition this year and
The band finished in second place out of 13 bands
this year, earning the group
a spot opening for Kansas
at Milwaukee Summerfest.
The band Sam Miess,
Ben Lokuta, Nic Tierman
and Nate Krause was also
awarded eight hours of studio time from Blast House
Studios in Madison and
hopes to record a CD this
The band is also scheduled to appear at the Summer Fest carnival midway
at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Distant Cuzins performs
what Lokuta describes as
progressive punk music.
They do mostly cover versions of well-known songs
but also have a handful of
originals in their repertoire.

A blast from the past

Two bands will play
that offer the sweet sounds
many fans have adored over
the years.
Universal Sound was
originally formed in 1971
and performs covers of
an amazing number of its
songs, including Neil Diamonds classic Sweet
Caroline and the Eagles
Take it to the Limit. Each
member of the group sings.
The band consists of lead
guitarist Randy Glodowski,
bassist Dan Sutter, drummer Alan Maslowski and
keyboard player Scott Nabholtz, who has been in Universal Sound since 1976.
If 1980s rock is your
thing, Cherry Pie is bringing it to a festival near you.
The award-winning band,
with its big hair and light
show, is scheduled to return
to Summer Fest Friday at
8:30 p.m.
The high-energy band
formed in 2000 and features
Dave Zettle on guitar, John
Swenson on lead vocals,
Case Villand on bass and
vocals, Frank Babeck on
drums, and Josh Becker
on keyboards, guitar and
Becker says the band
likes to ignite things on
Frank, the drummer, is
a real showman always
twirling his sticks and
drawing attention to himself, Becker said. Johns
singing is especially
impressive, because whatever you think about the
vocal stylings of Journeys
Steve Perry or Motley
Crews Vince Neal, those
hyper tenors are not easy to
imitate. Hes a great frontman, too.
Becker described the
bands shows as part

When: 4-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 25
Where: Carnival midway
Admission: Free

When: 7-11:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 25
Where: Beer tent
Admission: Free

Cherry Pie
When: 8:30 p.m. Friday,
June 26
Where: Beer tent
Admission: $8

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When: 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 27
Where: Beer tent
Admission: $8

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You cant hold a community summer festival

without music. And theres
plenty of it coming to this
years Oregon Summer
The line up includes two
local bands on Thursday
Distant Cuzins and Universal Sound as well as
headlining acts on Friday
and Saturday, with Cherry
Pie and 5th Gear, respectively. Theres also music
on Sunday, when Bill Bossingham and Back 40 make
an appearance.

machismo and part kitsch.

He admitted that what the
band does is sort of silly
on one level, but it performs with a high level of
musicianship and commitment.
He said the band takes its
craft seriously and has pride
in its music, but we try not
to take the whole thing too
Were paying tribute
but also sort of mocking all
at the same time, Becker
said. We are good at what
we do, but we dont want
to be taken too seriously. I
think thats the antithesis of
what the 90s were about.
Ive always felt that the
bands of the 90s, like Nirvana and others, took themselves seriously without
taking their craft seriously,
he adds. Were like the
other way around.
Some of the bands favorite artists to cover include
Bon Jovi, Beck, Rush, Van
Halen, Slayer, Stevie Ray
Vaughn and Alice Cooper.

Summer Fest 2015

Volleyball: Cash prizes for top 3 teams

Continued from page 9
Having a tournament
surrounded by a carnival
and other activities is a big
benefit, he said, because
the families of participants
dont have to travel to

Oregon just to sit and watch

volleyball all day.
Theres plenty of distractions, Griese said.
There will be cash prizes
for the first-, second- and
third-place teams, though
the exact amount will
depend on the number of

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If you go

What: Classic and

If you stop by the car
show Sunday morning, be Custom Car Show
sure to bring a critical eye.
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This years Classic and Sunday, June 28
Custom Car Show, which
Where: Park Street
runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Info: summerfest.
Sunday, offers a chance for
attendees to vote for the
winners of the three categories the Oregon Area executive director Judy
Chamber of Commerce Knutson said of the change.
awards prizes for.
Two of the 13 categoIf I think its pretty I ries, most interesting and
can vote for it, chamber

Oregon Observer


Parade: Grand marshal a resident since 1960

Round-robin games will

begin at 9 a.m. and a single-elimination tournament
will begin around noon or 1
p.m., Griese said.
Come down and check
it out, he encouraged.
Therell be a lot of stuff
going on that day.

Car show brings new twist for attendees


June 25, 2015

most creative, are also

new to the prizes this year.
We do get some cars
in there that we cant fit
into a category, Knutson
explained. Some people
like to put in fun upholstery
or stuff like that.
Many of the cars will also
be in the parade, Knutson
said, carrying village officials or other people being
The show will once again
span Park Street, with
Knutson anticipating more
than 100 cars on display.

she said.
He loves
this comgrowing. (The parade) cremunity.
ates memories for families
Wille said
to get out and see.
S e v e r When it comes to memson got
ories, many people around
his nickOregon through the years
name by
have gotten to know Mar- Severson
his answer
velous Marv Severson,
and if you havent, you
how hes
will at the parade, as hes
the official 2015 Grand doing.
His response will be,
Marshall, chosen because
of his contributions to Marvelous Marv, she
Oregon, said Knutson. A said. If you see him on
World War II Navy vet- the street or in the local
eran, Severson, 94, served stores, he just loves to
on the Oregon Village meet people; he loves to
Board from 1983 to 2005, make you smile or laugh.
and still gets the agendas, Hes always got a smile on
said his friend Janie Wille. his face.
He always has a posiHe is still very interested in the community, tive attitude, Knutson
Continued from page 9

An Oregon resident
since 1960, Severson
served for many years in
the Navy, including service in the Pacific Ocean
on a destroyer and several other ships during
World War II, he told the
Observer Wednesday. He
was later employed by the
University of Wisconsin.
When asked how he felt
to be named grand marshal of a parade thats been
going on in the community
for around 50 years, he put
it simply.
I dont know; Ive
never been a grand marshal, I dont know how to
act, Severson said. Well,
well give em hell.

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1930s and prior
Best 1990s present
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The Oregon High School girls soccer team clears the bench after the completion of a 3-0 win over Green Bay Southwest Saturday in the WIAA Division 2 state finals.
Several girls broke into tears as the realization hit that they were the first state champion girls soccer team in OHS history.

Bringing home the gold

Oregon wins first state
championship in school history
with 3-0 win over Green Bay

Sammy Eyers all get to come back next season to defend the title.
Every player that was on the field played
exceptionally well, starting from Abby all the
way to kids coming off the bench, Grutzner
said. I asked them to play a certain way. They
did everything I wanted them to. They gave
me significant minutes. I got everyone in these
couple of games.
Assistant sports editor
There was a little more adversity for Oregon
get through before the end result. Fanning,
March seems so long ago now, when the
Oregon High School girls soccer first made the who had started every game this season, injured
goal of making state.
The trip to Gulf Shores, Ala. started it all,
and on Saturday, the Panthers hoisted the golden ball at Uihlein Soccer Park after a 3-0 win
over Green Bay Southwest in the WIAA Division 2 state final.
23 wins. One tie. No losses. The fourth
straight Badger South championship, the third
straight sectional final appearance and the first
state berth in school history were stepping
stones. Now, Oregon can add the first state
title in school history.
When you set that goal back in
March, it seems like a long time to get
to state, and I am so proud of these
girls, head coach Julie Grutzner
said. They did everything I asked
of them and worked extra hard. They
really stepped it up in the playoffs to
bring home the first-ever state tournament championship for girls soccer. I cant even talk. I dont know
what to say. It hasnt even sunk in
yet. It is a great feeling.
Seniors Brenna Petersen, Kelsey
Jahn, Paityn Fleming, Raegan Tervort,
Andi Jacobson, Shelby Hagen, Kena
Hinker, Maddy Meeker, Alyssa Sieger
and Claire Pfeffer all finish their high school
careers as champions.
And 14 other girls juniors Jen Brien,
Makena Fanning, Taylor Martin, Jess Jacobs
and Sarah Guenther; sophomores Abby Breitbach, Holly Kaboord, Madelyn Peach, Meagan
Brakob, Brittyn Fleming, Anna Neidhart and
Claudia Jones and freshmen Emma Krause and

her knee in the state semifinal.

Fanning was second on the team in goals
and first in assists coming into the state tournament, and the adjusted lineup needed nearly 50
minutes before getting the first tally.
Losing Makena was huge. If we would have
had Makena, I think it would have been a completely different game, Paityn Fleming said.
A lot of us played for her, and she wanted it as
badly as anyone else, if not more. So I think we
came out and played especially hard for her.
Brien dribbled into the box and launched
a ball past Green Bay junior goalie Toni
Champion, who finished with four saves,
for a 1-0 lead in at 49:48.
And that goal opened the door for
more offense. Less than three minutes
later, Paityn Fleming scored a goal after
a corner kick from Holly Kaboord was
blocked to Krause and then blocked again
to Fleming, who finished a high, arcing shot
past Champion.
I wanted to run the score up. I wanted to
be a state champion, Paityn Fleming said.
I really wasnt thinking anything except, I
want this to go in. And it did.
The Panthers finished the deal with
another goal by Brien in the 72nd minute after
Jahn passed a through ball that Brien adjusted
to and kicked into the net.
But there was more to this run than just
offense and timely goals. The defense once
again showed up, allowing just one shot to the
Fighting Trojans. This was the 18th shutout of
the season, a year that the Panthers allowed
just 12 total goals and just two in the playoffs.
Brietbach, who made huge saves in the
state semifinal, easily stopped the only shot
on goal Saturday. But she also was aggressive and quick as she raced to stop other
opportunities from ever forming.
There is so much to be remembered
for the 2015 season, but none of it compares to holding up the golden trophy. In
Grutzners 10-year stint as head coach of

Turn to State champs/Page 18

Sophomore utility player

Jenna Gratz was named
to the second-team Badger South All-Conference
Jenna is by definition
of the new all-conference
balloting guidelines, one
of the top athletes in the
Badger South, Panthers
head coach Michael Derrick said.
As the Oregon leadoff hitter, Gratz used her
speed to get on base or hit
for power.
She led the team with
23 hits, two triples and 11
runs while hitting .333.
She had a .420 on-base
Primarily a second baseman, Gratz played five different positions, depending
on team needs, and played
them all well, Derrick said.
Gratz played in all 22 of
Oregons games, starting
at two infield positions,
two outfield positions and
pitching in five games.
She was voted the Panther Hustle award by her
Senior shortstop Sarah
Anderson earned honorable mention honors,
as did juniors Madeline
Knaack and Kate Spierings
and sophomore Marissa
A three-year letterwinner, Anderson had an
amazing year and became
the rock for the Panthers,
Derrick said, Sarah was
the perfect example for the
team of what a leader is.
She was voted team

Turn to Softball/Page 19

Home Talent League

Orioles fall
twice over

The Oregon Home Talent

team dropped two games
last week to fall to 4-4 in
the Western Section in the
Sunday League.
The Orioles fell 14-0 at
Verona (7-0) Friday and
were edged 4-3 at Hollandale (6-1) Saturday.
Results werent available for either game at press
time. Look for results in
next weeks paper.
Oregon looks to get back
on track this week against
Ridgeway (2-6) at 1 p.m.
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Photos by Anthony Iozzo

Head coach Julie Grutzner grabs the WIAA Division 2 state championship trophy Saturday.
Grutzner, who has coached Oregon for 10 years, and the Panthers won the first state title
in school history.

Sophomore goalie Abby Breitbach defends a

shot Friday in the D2 state semifinals against
Whitefish Bay. She finished with eight saves in
a 4-0 win.

Senior Brenna Petersen steals a pass Friday in the D2 state semifinals.

Sophomore Madelyn Peach settles down a pass in the

first half Saturday in the state finals.

Senior Paityn Fleming wins a header at midfield Saturday in the D2 state finals.
Sophomore Holly Kaboord cuts off an angle from Green Bay Southwest junior
Katie Rolefson in the first half Saturday in the D2 state finals.

State champs: Panthers raise the D2 trophy with the 18th shutout of the season
Continued from page 17

Oregon 4, Whitefish Bay 0

Oregon, this is a fitting end to a

decade of milestones for the program.
I have 14 girls returning and
all of them got into these tournament games. They can take
that away and be ready because
everyone is going to be after us
next year as defending champions, Grutzner said. I think we
have a solid group of girls coming back. The seniors were great
leaders and gave us everything
I wanted. We are going to just
enjoy our bus ride home being
I couldnt have asked for anything better. We went undefeated
this season, and now we are state
champions, Paityn Fleming said.

There havent been too many

games this season that Breitbach
was tested as much in goal as
Fridays WIAA Division 2 state
semifinal against Whitefish Bay
at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.
With a defense that helped the
Panthers record 16 previous shutouts this season and an offense
that scored over four goals a
game, Breitbach had only a few
moments this season of facing
more than a few shots in a game.
But when it mattered most, Breitbach kept her ground and made
some big saves to keep a two-goal
lead, eventually helping Oregon
(22-0-1 overall) move on to the
state final with a 4-0 win over the
Blue Dukes (13-6-5).

I thought today was great. I

have a great defense, so some
of these games get boring, said
Breitbach with a laugh. I like
getting tested like that. I think it is
good for me. I loved it.
Last week, Grutzner told the
girls that a 2-0 lead is one of the
toughest to keep because one goal
gets the other team back in the
game with momentum.
The Panthers lost a 2-0 lead in
the sectional semifinal against
DeForest and were determined to
not have the same thing happen
Friday at state.
Breitbach, who finished with
eight saves, kept the lead at two
goals a few times before Paityn
Fleming found Brien on a breakaway. Brien dribbled the ball past
senior goalie Amanda Pandl with

a fake out and had an easy kick

into an empty goal.
Less than seven minutes later in
the 82nd minute, Kaboord found
Brakob near the net. Brakob finished the play with a laser past
Pandl to put the Panthers up 4-0.
Abby came up with some huge
saves. Huge, Grutzner said. She
made two to three big saves that
kept it 2-0. In the second half, we
just kept going. We knew they
were going to keep pressuring.
They are a good team. That third
goal by Jen Brien was huge. That
was all her, and then Meagan was
composed and put it in the back
of the net.
Brien also scored the first goal
of the game in the 31st minute.
Brakob was able to find Brien on
a pass through the defense.

Before that goal, Oregon was

fighting through some early
nerves in its first state appearance. But after that goal and a
second goal a few minutes later
by Jahn who was set up from
a pass by Krause those nerves
settled down.
I think our first two goals definitely set the pace for the rest of
the game. After those two goals,
we finally slowed down, and it
was our game from then on,
Brien said. Everybody came out
and played 110 percent. They
came out and played their absolute best, and I couldnt be more
proud of the team.
Pandl finished with one save
for Whitefish Bay, and freshman
Grace James played the final 7:17
in net and wasnt tested.

June 25, 2015

Softball: Five girls voted to all-conference squad

Girls basketball

Rosemeyer scores six points

to help D2 South All-Stars
knock off the North

Continued from page 17

Assistant sports editor

Oregon High School

graduate Riley Rosemeyer, who is playing
basketball at Division II
Winona State University,
scored six points Friday in
the Wisconsin Basketball
Coaches Association Division 2 All-Star game.
Rosemeyer had two field
goals and was 2-for-2 from
the free-throw line at JustA-Game Fieldhouse in the

Who wants to see a picture?

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Jenna Gratz was named to the second-team All-Badger South Conference this season. Gratz was one
of five Panthers to make the list.

Knaack was also strong

on the offensive side batting .385 in conference
play. She was voted Most
Improved Player by her
A starter at first base
since her freshman year,
Spierings batted .321.
Kate is a quiet leader
who just goes out and
does her job, Derrick
said. Voted team captain,
she continues to grow as
a strong defensive player
and as a consistent offensive threat.
She had 123 put outs on

defense, as well as a .948

fielding percentage in a
137 innings.
Spierings was voted
Panther Pride award
winner for the 2015 season
as the player who puts the
team above all else.
Finally, Klecker was the
Panthers spark plug all
season, leading the team in
on-base percentage (.448)
and batting average (.357).
Marissa is one of those
players that have the ability to ignite a team and get
them fired up, Derrick
said. She truly sets and

example with her aggressive style of play and is

the player you see with the
scrapped and bloody arm,
ripped pants sliding hard
into home or diving to
make a spectacular catch
in the outfield.
Klecker also showed
no fear in the batters box,
setting a school record by
being hit nine times.
As an all-around athlete
Marissas best and natural
position is shortstop, but
gave her all in the outfield
to help the team, Derrick

32 groundballs and five draw

controls. She also forced
eight turnovers.
In her career so far, Crossen is second in school history in groundballs (67), third
in forced turnovers (21) and
fifth in draw controls (18).
Crossen also had the third

most groundballs in a season

in school history as a freshman with 35.
Crossen also has the
fourth-best season total with
13 forced turnovers in 2014
and ninth-best season total
with 13 draw controls, also
in 2014.

Crossen graduated from

Oregon in 2013.
Dubuque finished 9-7
overall (2-4 in the College
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season where she anchored
the defense with a record
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Relay for Life 2015

The 2015 theme for Stoughton-McFarland-Oregon
Relay for Life, held at Mandt Park June 19-20, was
Saving the World One Cure at a Time. A total of
26 teams of friends, caregivers and survivors (many
dressed in superhero costumes) came together in
support of one another and to raise awareness and
$96,000 for the American Cancer Society. Next years
event will be June 17-18, 2016.
Left, Volunteers Elly Lawry, of Oregon, Ellen Peterson,
of Stoughton, and Peggy Kiss, of Stoughton, arrange
luminaria bags on a cart.
Below, Mojo Warrior team members Sara Fishwild,
left, and Rebecca Higgins, both of Oregon, give each
other a high-five during the event.

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See more photos from Relay for Life:

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Stoughton, and her brother, Pete Wersland, of Edgerton, when the caregivers and survivors met during
the first lap.
Below, honorary cancer survivors Kathy Breuchel, of Stoughton, Sally Mueller, of Oregon, and Bill
Kaether, of McFarland, lead the survivor lap at the beginning of the event.

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The Oregon Public Library held its fifth annual Worm Race on
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forms of painting. Recover urges you
to join in the fight against cancer, as a
portion of every job is donated to cancer
research. Free estimates, fully insured,
over 20 years of experience. Call 608270-0440.
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.

554 Landscaping, Lawn,

Tree & Garden Work
trimming, roto tilling, Garden
maintenance available.608-235-4389
Providing all services for 25 years.

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Lucile V. Orvick, age 93

of Oregon, passed away on
Saturday, June 20, 2015,
at St. Marys Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 11,
1921, in Dows, Iowa, the
daughter Lloyd and Charlotte (Heiden) Golackson.
She was united in marriage
to Sherman Bernard Orvick
on Aug. 26, 1941.
Lucile was a wonderful
daughter, sister, mother,
wife, aunt and especially
grandma and great-grandma. We often heard stories
of her childhood and fun
teenage years with her sister, Alfa.
When Alfa passed
away, Lucile took Alfas
daughter, Sandy, into her
home and loved her as her
own. Her children were
lucky to be raised by a mom
whosupported their obsession with cars, so long as

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

586 TV, VCR &

Electronics Repair
DISH NETWORK. Get more for less!
Starting at $19.99/mo (for 12 mos.).
PLUS Bundle & Save (fast internet for
$15 more/month) Call now 800-374-3940

601 Household
FARM AND Construction Toys for kids of
all ages! Open 7 days a week! Hounsell's
W13196 Hwy. 23, Ripon 920-748-2360
and 302 Prospect Ave. North Fond du
Lac 920-322-9483. Best selection in Midwest. (wcan)

606 Articles For Sale

BRAND NEW never used, 7 person
hot tub. 52 jets, 2 pumps, maintenance
free cabinet, full factory warranty. Cost
$8,499, sacrifice $3,999. 920-215-4149
Packages starting at $19.99/mo. Free
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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

BEST BEEF Jerky in the USA!
$10 off the Original Beef Jerky Sampler.
FREE shipping. Great Gift Idea! Call
Bulk Beef Jerky.
800-224-8852 (wcan)

650 Furniture
FOR SALE: Twin size day bed (wood
& has 2 mattresses) in great condition.
$150.00/OBO. Call 608-873-8106
stock! 40 styles! PlymouthFurnitureWI.
com 2133 Eastern Ave, Plymouth, WI
920-892-6006. Open 7 days a week.
THE Oregon Observer CLASSIFIEDS,
the best place to buy or sell. Call 8736671 or 835-6677.

PAR Concrete, Inc.

Decorative Concrete
Phil Mountford 516-4130 (cell)
835-5129 (office)

and HenryMuszynski; sister, Virginia Mogle; nieces

and nephews, John (Kris)
Mogle, Susan Brown, Barbara (Matthew) Pikos,
Jessica Frer and Sandy
(Joseph) Fouquette; and
dozens of honorary grandchildren.
Lucile was preceded in
death by herhusband of 73
years, Sherman, in March
of 2015; parents, Charlotte
and Lloyd Golackson; her
sister, Alfa Krietlow;
brother, John Golackson;
brother-in-law, William
Mogle;and her son, Robert
Funeral Services will be
at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 143 Washington
St., Oregon, at 11 a.m., on
Friday, June 26. Burial will
be at the Town of Dunn
Burying Grounds with a
luncheon to follow. Visitation will be held at Gunderson Oregon Funeral Home,
1150 Park St., Oregon,
from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on
Thursday, June 25, and at
Faith Evangelical Lutheran
Church from 10 a.m. until
the time of the service on
Online condolences may
be made at gundersonfh.
Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation Care
1150 Park Street

652 Garage Sales

664 Lawn & Garden

Moving Tag Sale

Madison - 6502 Westin Drive
Friday, June 26th - 9am-3pm
Directions: Westin Dr. is south of McKee
Rd./CH-PD and Maple Grove Rd.
*Rocker/recliner, 2 bar stools, wrought
iron coffee table + matching end tables,
snack tables, drop leaf table, library table,
painted cream can, card table/chairs, 3
wood bar stools, bookcases, corner desk,
crock jug lamp, floor and table lamps,
assorted hand tools, kitchen items,
decorative items, crocks, Radio town and
country wagon and MUCH MORE!
for photos & details
Hawley Auctions & Estate Sales

KEEP YOUR POND looking good.

Algae/weed control products, elec &
windmill aerators. Order now for Fall fish
& minnows - all varieties. 920-696-3090 (wcan)


June 25-27. Craftsman lawn mower,
scorpion motorcycle helmet, full bed,
crib, changing table, dresser, table w/6
chairs, smaller cabinets, bats, helmet,
bag, 50+ sports ball caps, Packers, Badger, Nascar memorabilia, collectable
breweriana, Coors lighted sign, milk can,
food dehydrator, rotisserie, tool chest,
electronics, 50' flower bed fencing, jewelry, some children's items, quality stuffed
animals, home decor, 100's of VHS, CDs,
cassettes and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

SAFE STEP Walk-in tub Alert for Seniors.

Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by
Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets.
Less than 4 inch step-in. Wide door.
Anti-slip floors. American made. Installation included. Call 800-940-3411 for
$750 off. (wcan)

STOUGHTON 1108 Kings Lynn Road

6/26-6/27, 8:00am-4:00pm. Huge moving/downsizing sale. Lots of furniture,
kitchen items, bedding, etc.

676 Plants & Flowers

STOUGHTON 1317 Moline Street, 6/25

noon-7pm, 6/26 9:00am-6:00pm, 6/27
9:00am-3:00pm. Huge Multi-family. More
clothes than you can imagine. Boys &
Girls clothes infant-teen. Adult Men's &
Women's all sizes. Gym shoes, new &
like new. $5 Paparazzi jewelry. Lots of
kids' items, books & toys. Miscellaneous
household items. Too much to mention.
STOUGHTON 217 Ashberry Court.
Large Rummage. Fri. 7:30am-5:30pm,
Sat. 8:00am-4:00pm. Girls pre-teen
clothes, toys, puzzles, games; nice crib
and dresser / changing table set with
mattress, keyboard, stand, and stool,
complete loft bed, lots more. All items
clean and neat.
STOUGHTON, 800 S. Fourth Street
(on-street parking only). Fri.-Sat. 9:00am4:00pm. Tools, Harley items, antique
furniture, jewelry, lots more!
Church, 525 Lincoln. 6/27, 8:00am3:00pm. Multi-family sale. Dollar bags
at 2:00pm.
VERONA. 416 New Age Circle. Saturday 6/27 8:00am-4:00pm. Books, home
decor, kids toys, homeschool items,
classroom posters, home goods, more.
The Oregon Observer Classifieds. Call
873-6671 or 835-6677.


Virginia Ginny Rose OBrien

Lucile V. Orvick

they didnt get her house

dirty. Her grandchildren
were privileged to know
her unconditional love and
unapologetic pride in each
of them, and she didnt care
if they got her house dirty.
Anyone who had an
opportunity tovisit Luciles
home was welcomed with
open arms and great food.
She was grandma not only
to her sons children, but
to all of their friends who
spent school lunch hours
and breaks away from college with her emptying
her cupboards and eating
Schwans chicken patty
sandwiches. She was simply Grandma to everyone.
Lucile experienced the
greatest joys of her last
years watching her great
grandsons tear her house
apart.She spent her last day
on this earth surrounded by
love with her sister, son,
daughters-in-law, and all
of her grandchildren and
Lucile is survived by
her son, James (Sara)
Orvick; daughter-in-law,
Bonnie Orvick; grandchildren, Rebecca (Aaron) Mittelsteadt, Elizabeth Orvick,
Rachel (Craig) Schley,
Matthew (Karen) Orvick,
James (Bobbi) Orvick and
Kirsten (Tom) Muszynski; great-grandchildren,
Aaron (AJ) Mittelsteadt,
Oliver and Alex Schley,
Bailey and Logan Gable,

Dave Johnson

(608) 835-8195
We recommend septic
pumping every two years



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

672 Pets
GOT AN older car, boat or RV?
Do the humane thing. Donate it to the
Humane Society. Call 800-990-7816
3'-12' EVERGREEN & Shade Trees.
Pick Up or Delivery! Planting available!
Detlor Tree Farms
715-335-4444 (wcan)

688 Sporting Goods &

FISH CANADA Kingfisher Resort! Cottage-Boat-Motor-Gas. $75 per person/
day. Call for SPECIALS! 800-452-8824 (wcan)
WE BUY Boats/RVs/Pontoons/Sleds/
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692 Electronics
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NFL 2014 Season included. Call now!
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696 Wanted To Buy

WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.
We sell used parts.
Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
Edgerton, 608-884-3114

705 Rentals
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $725 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
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139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
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June 25, 2015

730 Condos &
Townhouses For Rent
2bdrm-1bth townhome with garage.
Microwave/laundry/dishwasher. Large
bedrooms, walk-in closets, skylights,
patio, private entrance. Gas heat/AC
$795/mo plus utilities. 608-772-0234.

740 Houses For Rent

Appliances included, A/C, garage, W/D
hook-up. No pets/smoking. Available
immediately. $535/month. 608-2760132

720 Apartments
CHARMING 2BDR downtown Stoughton apartment, bright & sunny, wood
floors, available 7/1. Security deposit
required. $625/month. No pets or smoking. 608-873-9469.
OREGON 2BR 1BA apartments
available. On-site or in unit laundry,
patio, D/W, A/C. Off street parking,
garages available to rent.
From $740/mo. Details at
608-255-7100 or
55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $695 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388
STOUGHTON 2ND floor, bright & sunny
2bdrm. Newer furnace, Central A/C, windows, kitchen cabinets. One car garage
w/opener. $795+utilities. 608-273-9999
or 608-577-2401.


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



Part-time. Excellent Wages

20+ Hours a Week,
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CDL Program with
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apply at:
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or e-mail your resume to

CRANDON WI: For sale by owner:

40 acres wooded high land. Excellent
hunting & buildable. $75,900. More land
available. Financing available. 715-4782085 (wcan)

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Verona, WI


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

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?

Do you have excellent communication skills?

Creative ideas? The ability to develop and maintain
client relationships? An interest in print and web
based media? We have an established account list
with growth potential. If you possess excellent
communication and organizational skills, a pleasant
personality, and the ability 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.

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?
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:

For consideration, apply online at

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 PLCs including Allen Bradley PLCs, 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).


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COTTAGES, HOMES, Vacant Lots on

Post Lake. 1136 acres all recreation
water. Langlade Co. ATV trails. Fantastic
buys! Broker 715-216-0838, (wcan)

Farm staff needed for a livestock facility in Mount

Horeb. General duties include farm maintenance,
basic farm work and care of livestock including
feeding and handling, and stable/stall cleaning.
Previous livestock experience is required. Must be
able to safely handle bulls, boars, and stallions. Must
have the ability to operate large farm machinery.
CDL not required, but is a plus. Must have the ability
to maintain a workshop and do necessary repairs as
needed. Must have the ability to be on your feet for
long periods of time, and consistently lift over 75 lbs.
Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid
drivers license. EOE

PAAS National, the industry-leading advocate and defender

of community pharmacy dealings with Prescription
Benefit Programs, has an entry level CSR position with
room for growth and advancement. The ideal candidate will
have a minimum of a high school diploma, shall be able to
deliver superior customer service from our call center and
work well in an office environment. Knowledge of Microsoft
Office and telephone/customer service skills helpful.
This full-time position offers a competitive salary, health,
dental, life, 401k, vacation and sick time.
For additional information, call 608-541-8901 or, to apply,
send your cover letter and resume to
PAAS National
160 Business Park Circle
Stoughton, WI 53589;
Attn.: Lanae Seamonson or
A Program Technician position is available at the
USDA Service Center in Madison, WI. We are seeking
candidates with farm experience or understanding,
customer services skills, and computer knowledge to
perform work in support of Wisconsin agriculture and
farmers. Starting pay is $28,553-$51,437, depending on
qualifications. Benefits include health insurance that can
be carried into retirement, 401(k) plan, pension program,
and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Applications
must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern time on June
30, 2015. To apply, carefully follow instructions in the
vacancy announcement at (in Search
Jobs box, type WI-2015-0023) For more information
contact Haley Krohlow via phone at 608-224-3767 or by
email at USDA is an Equal
Opportunity Provider and Employer.

830 Resort Property For Sale

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

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links right away.

Farm Staff Needed

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

Customer Service Representative 1

Dane County FSa iS hiring!


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



2-bedroom, balcony, water. Private
Owner. No Pets. $760/mo. Available 7/1.

FOR RENT IN PAOLI: Professional

office or artist studio. 900 sq. ft., with
lovely view of Sugar River. $545/month
+utilities. Contact Eileen at 608-215-7763

990 Farm: Service

& Merchandise


To apply, visit the Career Page of our website at
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Apply today for immediate consideration.

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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.


STOUGHTON- 3 bedroom modern

duplex. Great area, large kitchen family
room, A/C. No Pets. $985/mo +utlities.
Avail August 1st. 608-249-1591.

801 Office Space For Rent


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


16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

MOFA Global Career Opportunities Verona

Office/inside sales

MOFA Global one of the worlds leading Biotech companies headquartered in Verona Wisconsin is now part of
CRI, one of the largest organizations in the world in animal reproduction technologies. We are devoted to providing the worlds agriculture markets with premium quality
products that help to feed the worlds growing population.

Do You Like to Meet People?

Are You Self-Motivated?
Do You Possess Computer Skills?

Current openings at MOFA Global headquarters in Verona:

If youve answered yes, we are very interested in talking to you. We are

seeking candidates for a part-time opening in our front office. Hours are
9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Responsibilities for this position include but are
not limited to selling and processing classified ads, selling special projects
by phone, receptionist duties, assisting walk-in customers and processing
reports. Previous sales experience preferred. Position is located in the
Oregon office.

Equipment Service Technician Assemble and repair

electronic and mechanical equipment. Associate degree
in electronics or significant work experience repairing
and assembling electronic equipment required.
Assembly and Packaging Positions Great part time positions on either first or second shift working in a clean environment assembling and packaging small plastic parts.
No previous experience required.

We are an employee-owned company offering a competitive benefits

package including 401K, ESOP, vacation, and more.

Shipping & Receiving This area is fast paced with each

team member working to ensure that products and materials are properly stocked in our warehouse, accurately
picked and packed to fill orders and shipped to our customers. This requires physical fit staff that can work on
their feet, lift boxes up to 50 lbs., become fork lift driver
certified, and provide excellent customer service to our
internal customers.

If this part-time position interests you and you have the equivalent of a
high school diploma and at least two years of office/computer experience,
apply on-line today at

Plastic Molding Production We will train you to operate

our state of the art plastic molding equipment. Our production facility is very clean and all of the products we
produce are our own brand. Positions open on 2nd or 3rd
shifts with generous shift premiums.

Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub,

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

All full time positions qualify for CRIs very competitive

compensation and benefit package that includes 401K,
health, life and disability insurance, paid holidays and vacation days.
To apply for any of these positions send your resume to, or stop by in person at MOFA
Global, 419 Venture Court, Verona, WI, 608-845-1502.



$740-$780- includes heat, water/sewer.
608-222-1981 x2 or 3. No dogs, 1 cat
ok. EHO.

750 Storage Spaces For Rent

970 Horses


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


STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.

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

FITCHBURG 800 Sq. Ft. , 2-Bedroom

House. Small Yard. Spot for Garden.
Washer/Dryer. Refrigerator and Stove
Provided. $680/Month. Available 6/1.
Call Bill 608-444-2986


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



OREGON 2-Bedroom in quiet well kept

building. Convenient location. Includes
all appliances, A/C, blinds, private parking, laundry and storage. $200 Security
deposit. Cats OK. $665/month. 608-2196677

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


ON LAKE KEGONSA Home to share

with single person. 2nd floor Lakeside
bedroom $515 includes phone,
internet, cable, utilities. Boat house,
rec building, great garden, water falls,
large pier, laundry. No Smoking. No
Pets. Quiet, and a great place to live.
Ideal for traveling salesman, pilot or
professional person.

Oregon Observer


June 25, 2015

Oregon Observer

Police: OPD investigation started in late January

Continued from page 1
Interim police chief Dale
Burke told the Observer on
Friday that Clarks successor, Lt. Jennifer Pagenkopf,
started noticing things that
had obviously been tampered
with in the OPD evidence
room, which kicked off
an investigation. Pagenkopf
found that prescription drugs
that were supposed to be
sealed were no longer sealed,
Burke said. She also found
suspicious pills in Clarks
office after he died.
Burke informed the
Observer on Tuesday that 83
Oxycontin pills, a variety of
other narcotics and cash were
removed from the evidence
room and tied to Clark.
He said conclusions drawn
from the investigation hurt
every person in this department.
This has been a punch in
the gut to each and every one
of us, he said.
Clarks widow, Megan,
told the Observer she and her
family have also been hurt -not by anything her late husband had done, but OPDs
handling of the situation and

Photo submitted

Brooklyn Rec Run

Brooklyn held its annual Rec Run for 25 participants on June 13
at Legion Park.
Above, Jess Thompson and Jenna Basting complete the run with
their dogs.

Its Time for Our Annual

its treatment of her and her

Clark is upset at the timing
of villages news release on
the Friday before her childrens first Fathers Day without their dad, when she and
others had planned to hold
a fundraiser to support the
I have received zero support from the police department since this investigation started and even if
they couldn't utter a single
word to me, they could've
at least checked on myself
and the kids, Clark wrote
in an email to the Observer.
They cut us off entirely,
and we didn't do a damn
thing wrong. This has been a
complete and total nightmare
from start to finish.
She said she was assured
of a "heads-up" prior to any
information being released,
and that did not happen.
Village President Steve
Staton told the Observer on
Tuesday the village released
information about the investigation to the newspaper
on Friday, thinking it would
not be made public until the

following week. The Observer placed an article on its

website Friday, June 19.
Burke told the Observer
on Tuesday he didnt take
Megan Clarks criticisms
She wants this very badly
to stop and be over with, as
does the police department
and the village, Burke wrote
in an email. She needs to
vent, and I intend to allow
her to do so during my
remaining time here. But I
have not and will not apologize for my actions as I have
always had the best interests
of the department and the village at the forefront.
OPD sought help with its
investigation from the Wisconsin Division of Criminal
Investigation and Madison
Police Department. The
probe found that Clark was
the sole person responsible, according to the news
release issued by village officials Friday.
Clark became second-incommand in 2011. Typically, police limit access to
evidence to a small number of people to ensure

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Burke said for an extended
period of time, Clark was
the only person, other than
former chief Doug Pettit, to
have access to the evidence
room and to the med drop
He said the evidence room
should always be maintained
under system of checks and
With Pettit gone for extended periods of time on medical
leave before his retirement
last summer, that system
broke down, Burke said.
You purposely limit
access to that room so that if
something is amiss, there are
only a few people responsible, Burke explained. When
we discovered seals broken
and compared the drugs to the
report that listed what should
have been included in those
packages, there were things
that were missing.
He said the investigation
revealed that no other OPD
employees were aware of
Clarks actions. Investigators reached that conclusion
because for an extended
period of time, Lt. Clark was
the only one that had access
to the evidence room and to
the med dropbox, Burke
Burke described Clark in
a January interview with the
Observer as the glue that
held the department together during Pettits prolonged
absences. Pettit retired Sept.
1 after allegations of misconduct and currently faces
charges of tax evasion in
Dane County.
Burke said changes were
made immediately to the evidence room when concerns
of evidence tampering were
brought to his attention.
He said both OPD and the
Division of Criminal Investigation have completed their
Now were trying to kind
of go back in history and
clean up everything to make
sure that our house is not
only in order, but meets the
highest standards of evidence
room policies and procedures, Burke said.
He added it would be
incredibly unfair if anyone
takes these individual indiscretions and paints the rest of
the department with a broad
brush. He said he hopes
people dont hold the rest of
the department responsible
for the illegal and inexcusable behavior of a couple
Ive told officers for a
long time that were no better than anybody else, but the
expectation is that we will
be, Burke said. The best
thing I can say about this is
that the two people that dishonored this department
are no longer here. Theyre
gone, and thats not who we
are and thats not who we
will be in the future.
For her part, Clark told
the Observer that she stands
by everything her husband
worked to accomplish.
We will always love
Karey, she wrote. Nothing has changed. He is still
the incredible man, husband,
father and son everyone
knew him to be. Our family
is suffering. Given the circumstances, and inability for
Karey to respond, it is very
difficult to understand what
could be gained by this matter becoming public.