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Thursday, August 20, 2015 Vol. 134, No. 4 Stoughton, WI

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Board under fire

Teachers, parents
agitated over
compensation plan,
Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

There wasnt much

on the Stoughton Area
School District Board of
Education agenda Monday night, and for some
teachers, parents and even
school board members,
that was the problem.
Several dozen educators
were on hand to listen and
lend support as teachers
Photos by Scott Girard

Taking a break

Council aims to fill

open seat next month
District 4 has had
multiple vacancies
in past few years

Above, Robert Beckstrand of Stoughton finishes a sip of


Bill Livick
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2015 Car Show results
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On the web

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City of Stoughton

Despite the hot weather that made a hot cup of coffee not
sound like the most refreshing beverage, plenty of people
turned out Saturday for Stoughtons annual Coffee Break
Festival. Though many passed the time in the shaded
tents, Stoughton Chamber of Commerce director of visitor
services Laura Trotter said more than 500 people bought
the tasting or commemorative mugs to try out coffee from
six different roasters throughout the morning and early
afternoon. Cheesers was crowned champion with its Door
County Coffee roast. The festival also had a record number
of car show entries, with 126 registered.

See more photos from the Coffee Break festival:

and parents and even a

board member spoke up
during the public comment section of the meeting.
Those who spoke
expressed concerns about
the districts rating system for teachers in its new
compensation plan, about
how many teachers have
recently resigned and that
none of this was put on
Monday nights meeting
agenda, despite requests
by two board members.
One of those two, Wanda Grasse was given a
standing ovation after she
snubbed board protocol

Peg Schuett from Cheesers hands a cup of Door County Coffee to a


The city will begin publicizing the vacant seat in

Aldermanic District 4 and
review applications and
possibly make an appointment at the Common
Council next meeting,
Sept. 22.
Alders voted unanimously to fill the spot

rather than leave it vacant

until next the April 2016
The seat was vacated
in July after former Ald.
Eric Hohol moved a few
miles outside the city.
Council president Paul
Lawrence explained there
are two ways the council can fill the seat: by
accepting and reviewing
applications and making an appointment until
next April; or by holding a special election in
Lawrence said a special

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Stoughton artist happy to be home, making art again

Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Stoughton native Anne Olson moved

back home a year ago after attending art
school in San Francisco, surviving a near
fatal car accident, and then recovering
from a series of painful surgeries.
Olson, a printmaker and conceptual
artist, now plans to open the home she
purchased last year on Taylor Lane as a
micro-gallery and studio for fellow artists

to create art and share their

work. The gallery will open
to the public by appointment.
Olson graduated from
Stoughton High School in
2000 and, after studying
for a year at UW-Madison,
attended Academy of Art
University in San Francisco

in a serious accident as a passenger in the

backseat of a car in Sonoma, Calif. The
crash left Olson with a shattered pelvis, a
broken tailbone and three crushed vertebrae.
After surgeries, she spent three months
in a hospital bed and the next year in a
wheelchair. She says her recollections of
the hospital stay are fuzzy, at best. But she
recounts a strong desire to make art even
for four years.
from her hospital bed. It was what kept
Then on Aug. 6, 2011, she was involved her going and provided the impetus for

I guess I was making drawings of
things like unicorns with beards really
silly things like that, she recalled with a
laugh. I cant remember any of it. I only
know that the drive to create got me out of
Olson is back on her feet, although she
faces another surgery this year that will
again confine her to a wheelchair but
only temporarily.

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August 20, 2015

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Fundraiser keeps park momentum going

Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

Unless youre a big-name

politician, raising $750,000
isnt easy these days, even for
a wholesome effort like honoring a communitys veterans.
But for those working to
raise money for the planned
Stoughton Area Veterans
Memorial Park, its all about
the big picture, and theyre
taking it piece by piece to
make the dreams of many a
While fundraising began in
earnest this March to pay the
expected cost of the memorial, another small but significant step was taken Aug.
8. A fundraiser at VFW Post
328, including a silent auction, T-shirt sales and a meal,
helped take in more than
$7,000 for the project, bringing the total amount raised to
more than $100,000.
More than 60 people,
groups and businesses have
donated to the park fund
mostly local, but also
some larger businesses like

Photo submitted

Duane Broughton, Sonny Swangstu, Dewey Lloyd, Pat Nowlin, Archie Christensen and Bud Erickson keep busy shucking some 300 ears of
corn donated by Eugsters Farm Market for the Aug. 8 Stoughton Area Veterans Memorial Park fundraiser at the VFW.

Leinenkugels Brewing Company, Harley Davidson, Miller

Brewing Company, Pizza Pit
and Jack Daniels.
Organizer Bud Erickson of
Stoughtons American Legion
Post 59, which is partnering
with VFW Post 328 on the

project, said a team of volunteers shucked more than 300

ears of sweet corn (donated
by Eugsters Farm Market) for
the event and helped set up the
tables containing more than
60 donated items for the silent

The groups goal is raising

enough money to finish the
memorial by next years Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2016.

corner of County B and Country Club Road in Pleasant

Springs, donated by Oscar and
Shirley Linnerud.
Soil samples were tested
Park plans
earlier this month, and the site
The planned park is on a has enough of a sandy base
2.38-acre parcel of land at the that money wont need to be

spent bringing more in, Erickson said. He said the next step
is to finalize the design and set
footings for structures later this
For those who wish to
donate, there are a variety of
decorative options available,
ranging from engraved bricks
($150-$550) to the centerpiece
with a bronze eagle ($90,000).
Erickson said any person who
served in the U.S. military and
has lived in the greater Stoughton area is eligible to have
his or her name placed at the
Anyone can purchase a
brick and put any inscription on
they wish, he said.
So far, the group has collected the names of 2,600 Stoughton area veterans. Erickson said
10 of the 11 available flagpoles
have been purchased, as well
as several benches, and commemorative brick sales have
been brisk.
For information about fundraising, contact Erickson at
873-5305 or Randy Robertson at 764-5881 or visit the
Legions website at

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August 20, 2015

Electric rates set to rise

Kevin Murphy
Hub correspondent

Stoughton Utilities average electric customers will

pay approximately $2.90
more monthly beginning
next month as the Wisconsin Public Service Commission authorized the utilitys first rate bump in four
The increase consists of
a $2.50 hike in the monthly meter charge, which
rises from $7.50 to $10, is
combined with an approximately 40-cent increase in
the energy charge, according to the rate order issued
Average residential customers currently paying
$86.79 monthly for 724
kilowatt hours of electricity will pay $89.29 when
the new rates are implemented Sept. 1.
SU finance and administration manager Kim Jennings said bills with the
new rates will be mailed
the first week of October.
The utility last increased
rates in January 2011,
and routine inflationary increases in labor and
materials prompted it to
seek a 2 percent rate hike
in December. The utility
later lowered the request
to 1.38 percent, as capital
projects associated with
new development did not
occur as scheduled, said
PSC staff subsequently
lowered the increase to
.46 percent by trimming
forecasted operating and
depreciation expenses.
The utility did not contest
the staffs recommended
increase at a July 28 public hearing held simultaneously in Stoughton and
Individual bills will
increase subject to usage,
Jennings said.
On average, rates for
industrial customers
increased by .19 percent,

Kettle Park West

the lowest increase authorized, and rates for smaller users of electricity
increased between .86 and
1.88 percent based on service capacity of each of the
four customer categories
and the cost to serve them.
Overall, rates increased by
.6 percent, according to
PSC analysis.
A 2 percent overall
rate increase would have
upped annual revenue by
$308,591. Instead, the
approved rates will generate $91,538 in additional
annual revenue.
Without the new rates,
the utility would have
finished 2015 with a net
income of $543,777 and a
4.36 percent rate of return
on its infrastructure investment, which the PSC called
unreasonable and insufficient.
The new rates are
expected to earn the utility
a 5.1 percent rate of return
and a $635,315 estimated
annual net income based
on an estimated annual
income of $15.61 million
and expenses of $14.98
million, according to the
The cost of wholesale
power represents 81 percent of the utilitys total
operating expenses and
increases and decreases in
the wholesale cost to the
utility are directly passed
through to SUs customers
on a monthly basis.
The new rates will fund
ongoing maintenance
costs, which include budgeted replacement of distribution lines and poles.
No major capital projects
are planned until 2018,
when a substation is scheduled to be constructed on
city-owned land on the east
side, said Jennings.
That project could
prompt another electric
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SUs water rates
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Wal-Marts plan to
reduce the size of its proposed Supercenter at Kettle Park West received
Common Council approval last week, as did a
license for the store to sell
Those were some of the
last hurdles for the company to cross before it
can begin building a new
152,000-square-foot store
at the 35-acre commercial
center on the citys west
side, but they were not
Four alders voted
against Wal-Marts
amended specific implementation plan which
includes fine details such
as landscaping, architecture and parking while
six supported the proposal. Three of 10 alders at
last weeks meeting voted
against issuing the store
a license to sell alcohol,
saying they wouldnt support the application unless
the liquor sales area had a
separate entrance, rather
than the store inside a
store concept that was
ultimately approved.

Site plan amended

Changes to Wal-Marts
SIP were the result of a
condition imposed on the
developer by the Capital
Area Regional Planning
Commission in order to
protect a wetland at the
Some alders opposed to
the SIP amendment said
although the amendment
would reduce the stores
footprint by 2,400 feet and
increase the green space
by 17,227 square feet,
the wetland would still be
threatened by the overall
development. Others voted
against the amendment on

principle, arguing that the

city had made too many
concessions to the developer in approving variances to the citys Big Box
Voting in favor of the
amended SIP were alders
Ron Christianson, Paul
Lawrence, Greg Jenson, Tom Selsor, Sonny
Swangstu and Sid Boersma. Alds. Mike Engelberger, Tom Majewski,
Regina Hirsch and Tim
Swadley were opposed.
Changes to the SIP
will reduce the building
size, add green space and
slightly reduce the number
of parking stalls.
Before the vote, city
attorney Matt Dregne
warned the council about
voting against the proposal
as a means of stopping the
Dregne said the council should scrutinize the
amendment, but any vote
against approving the
revised SIP should be
based on elements in the
plan and not in general
opposition to the project.
Doing so, he said, would
expose the city to a potential lawsuit.

Ald. Tom Selsor (D-4)

pushed back strongly
against Dregnes statement, which appeared to
have been pre-arranged
with Mayor Donna Olson,
who asked the attorney to
If this SIP is not
approved, and it is determined in litigation later
that it was not approved in
order to prevent this project from moving forward,
the city will be faced with
a very significant legal
problem no question
about it, Dregne said.
Do not base your decision in any way on whether you believe the project
as a whole should move
forward or not. That is an
improper consideration.
You need to base it on the
merits of the SIP amendment, and only that.
Every member of the
council can vote any way
they wish to on this issue,
and we dont need to be
threatened with a lawsuit,

Liquor license granted

The council spent less
time discussing WalMarts application for a
liquor license. The Public
Safety committee had recommended approval of the
application at its July 22
The committee chair,
Engelberger (D-2), said
he opposed the application because he didnt like
Wal-Marts plan of building the liquor store inside
the larger supercenter. He
wanted to see the liquor
store have a separate
entrance and exit.
Mayor Olson pointed
out that police chief Greg
Leck preferred Wal-Marts
plan over the arrangement at Pick N Save,
which does have separate
entrances, because it creates two checkpoints
instead of one.
Voting in favor of the
application were Lawrence, Christianson, Jenson, Swangstu, Hirsch,
Swadley and Selsor.
Engelberger, Majewski
and Boersma voted against
the application.


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The developer of Kettle Park West told the Common Council last week his company is on track to sell
four lots in the 35-acre commercial center by an Aug.
31 deadline.
The sale of four lots in the seven-lot parcel is a
requirement in the development agreement between
the city and Forward Development Group. The deadline was extended in June for the second time.
The revelation from FDGs Dennis Steinkraus was
a response to a question for Ald. Tom Selsor, saying
his company will purchase the property Aug. 27 from
local landowners and will close on its sale of the properties to four commercial users right after that.
Everythings in motion, and were sharing the
closing documents this week, Steinkraus said.

Selsor shot back.

He characterized
Dregnes statement as a
threat, and called his reasoning the most spurious
argument I can imagine.
Throwing that fear and
uncertainty in front of the
council to shape their vote
is inappropriate, and it
makes me ask, who do you
work for, Mr. Dregne, the
city or the pro-KPW faction of the council? Selsor said, despite later voting to approve the amended SIP.

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Board: Teacher compensation plan will be on the agenda for school boards next meeting
Next meeting

Six resignations

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What: Stoughton Area School

District Board of Education meeting
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8
Where: Administrative and
Educational Services Center
Board Room, 320 North St.,
Info: 877-5000

On Monday night, board members approved the resignation of six educators: SHS learning strategist Hedy Burke, River Bluff learning strategist
Ruth Fazzini, SHS family and consumer science teacher Sarah Quinn,
Sandhill speech and language teacher Lisa Buechner, River Bluff counselor Judy Christensen and SHS reading specialist Michael Dreyer. At
least one more resignation that of River Bluff reading specialist Sandra
Loftus will be up for approval at the boards next meeting.

Several people at the meeting

expressed concern at why board
meetings have not been shown
on local cable TV recently. District
superintendent Tim Onsager said
its the next phase. He said
district officials are working to get
new cameras refitted.
He said when the meetings will
be broadcast again, it will not
be on cable, however, but will
be taped by the district and put
online for people to view.
It will also, I believe, allow us,
when we go to different locations,
to take it with us, but wed have
to set up some cameras, he
said. Were working on it. I know
that is the desire of everybody, to
have that record. Its just taken
longer than wheat weve anticipated, but its in the works.

Yolibeth FitzGibbon said it was

very disrespectful not to also
put teacher compensation on the
agenda, saying she also had asked
for it to be added after the boards
last meeting. Acting board president Donna Tarpinian told her the
item was not open to discussion,
as it was not on the agenda.
When is it time to talk?
FitzGibbon asked. We cannot
talk, we cannot send an email
because its a violation of the
rules. That is more important
than maintenance. Whats more
important is to keep the educators
There is a time on our agenda
to talk about that, Tarpinian said.
I asked for it to be on the
agenda, FitzGibbon countered.
I did not make that decision,
Tarpinian said. I am presiding
over this meeting the best I can.
At the conclusion of the meeting, board member Alison Sorg

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8. On a voice vote, that was
approved 6-2, with Tarpinian
and board member Scott Dirks
opposed. Tarpinian was acting as
president, as Liz Menzer was not
at the meeting with what Tarpinian termed an excused absence.

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job of caring for our educators
and staff who care for our children on a daily basis, she said.
River Bluff math teacher Jackie Harris, a former department
chair with a masters degree who
has taught in the district for 27
years, said she was surprised to
learn she received a purple rating what she called a minimal raise this past year, based
on the compensation plan.
I was not provided any criteria until the end of the year for
what I was going to be evaluated on, and I got no feedback
other than (bullet points), she
said. Obviously, it doesnt take
into account my overall career,
instead it seems to be predominantly based on the last year or
Harris said based on public
records for the 2013-14 school
year, she knows of three colleagues who received the top
orange ratings, one of whom
received a pay raise of $13,000
for this year.
She is a very hard worker
but so am I, Harris said. When
we have a limited pot of money,
and those types of significant
raises are being sucked from the
pot, whats left for the rest of
Harris said her 2015 checks
are $32.62 less than those from
Needless to say, my expenses
are increasing significantly more
than that, she said. The compensation plan is very upsetting.
Its very demeaning. Its pitting
us against our colleagues.
Harris said she wants a more
transparent process from the
board when it comes to teacher
Demonstrate this has been
a fair process, she said. I
assumed that I would stay at
Stoughton for my career. I question that now.

Grasse told the Hub on Tuesday that teacher morale is key

to how successful the districts
schools will be.
We have right now the lowest morale Ive seen since even
before getting on the board (in
2013), she said. People are
really downhearted, and I just
dont know how they can do the
best for the kids when theyre
feeling so devalued.
River Bluff reading specialist
Sandra Loftus, whose resignation will be on the agenda Sept.
8, told board members that district staff simply does not feel
valued or appreciated.
When I was growing up, nothing pained me more than to hear
the words, Im disappointed in
you, she said. It cut me to the
Im here to tell you tonight,
Im disappointed in you.
Loftus said retaining the districts good teachers should be as
important as hiring new ones.
When I was hired by the district, I was hired to teach, she
said. My pay was based on my
experience and the education and
knowledge that I brought with
me to the classroom to educate
students. In one fell swoop of
a purple pen, morale was completely decimated when the new
compensation ladder was put into
place without details being fully
Loftus said she fears parents
will react to the resignations by
taking their children to other
school districts.
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biggest concern is that teachers

are not being evaluated on their
job performance.
These peoples jobs are to
teach, not to do extra stuff outside the classroom, she said.
With sadness, I have to say we
lost a lot of really good teachers
in the last two weeks. That loss
has brought me to tears multiple
times, knowing how thats going
to impact my kids that are still
left in this school district.
Janet Millhouse, a parent of
two children in the district, said
she was extremely concerned
about the numbers of teachers
leaving the district.
I dont understand why
Stoughton is losing so many veteran, qualified, fantastic teachers, she said. It seems like
there is a mass exodus of educators not brand-new people
who are moving because they got
married or their family is somewhere else but because they
dont want to be in this district
anymore. This community just
passed a referendum that told
you that we believe in education
and we believe in our teachers
and we believe in our kids, and
we want the best education for
our kids we can possibly have.
Millhouse told board members
said she wonders if she needs to
think about sending her children
to schools out of the district.
Educators are not cogs in a
machine that are just replaceable, she said. Please think
about whatever you are doing
that is causing all these people to
Jack Bernfeld, representing the
Stoughton Education Association
(SEA), asked the board to scrap
the current teacher compensation
plan and go back to the drawing
board and work out a plan that
will be a service and a model for
this community.
As others have said, the
impact is already being felt, he
said. Teachers are leaving. Im
sure thats not what the intention
of the development of an alternative compensation plan was
We need to rebuild the trust
between the district administration, board and the staff here.

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to address the issue herself during

the public comment period.
Since the school year ended,
15 teachers have resigned their
positions in the district, communications director Derek Spellman
told the Hub, including seven in
the past few weeks. It was clearly
cause for alarm for both teachers
and some parents, who said they
fear the losses will degrade their
childrens education and could
lead some parents to open enroll
their children out of the district.
But perhaps the most dramatic
part of the meeting was when
Grasse after being advised
against speaking during the public comment period by clerk Bev
Mansfield complained about
the topic not being on Mondays
agenda. She told the board she
had asked to add teacher compensation to the agenda the day after
the boards last meeting in July,
which was also attended by many
teachers, some of whom spoke
against the compensation plan.
I was denied that request,
and I want that on the record,
she said. I feel that our teachers
and our community, our parents
deserve an open, public conversation on this.
Later in the meeting, after a
presentation on summer maintenance projects, board member


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August 20, 2015

Speeding, alcohol get Stoughton man jailed

Unified Newspaper Group

A Stoughton man out on

bail for a felony charge of
attacking a police officers and
his third OWI was arrested
for felony bail jumping after
being pulled over for speeding.
According to documents
filed with the Dane County
Circuit Court, Robert L.
Crapp, 51, was pulled over
Aug. 12 for driving 25 miles
per hour over the speed
limit on a motorcycle traveling southbound on U.S.
Hwy. 51. Crapp did not stop
until he reached his driveway, at which point he told

The Oregon police officer
was assisting the McFarland
Police Department as part of
a high-visibility OWI Task
Force grant.
After failing a field sobriety test, Crapp refused to take
a blood test and was arrested,
according to the criminal
complaint. While awaiting
the blood draw at a nearby
hospital, both Oregon and
McFarland police officers
allege he growled at officers,
threatened to bite off their
heads and kicked one officer
in the knee.
The battery to police officer charge was upgraded to
a felony after officers determined it was not Crapps first
time assaulting an officer.
His drivers license was also
A condition of Crapps bail
in that case was that he not
consume any alcohol and not

operate motor vehicles without a license.

Crapp was release on a signature bond, with the added
condition that he not be at
any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale or
consumption of intoxicants.
Wisconsin law states that
every driver has legally consented to blood draws when
there is reasonable cause that
alcohol has been consumed.
Though drivers can refuse
this test, it frequently results
in the drivers being arrested
on charges of resisting arrest
while a court warrant is
sought for the blood test.
If found guilty on the latest
charges, Crapp faces a maximum of seven years in prison
and up to $12,500 in fines.
A status hearing in the latest charges is scheduled for
Aug. 24. A jury trial for the
original charges is scheduled
for Sept. 29.

Stoughton man faces Stoughton man charged

felony firearm charges with sex assault in Ohio
Wife had been
accused of wrestling
club embezzlement
Jacob Bielanski
Unified Newspaper Group

A Stoughton man faces

seven felony counts of
possessing a firearm after
investigators discovered he
had previously been convicted of a felony.
According to documents
filed with the Dane County
Circuit Court, Byron D.
Braaten owns three shotguns and four rifles despite
being convicted of injury
by intoxicated use of a
vehicle in 1981, a felony.
As a felon, Braaten cannot
legally own any firearms.
Investigators with the
Stoughton Police Department uncovered this information while gathering
evidence in a case against
Braatens wife, Deanna,
who has been charged with
embezzling money from
the Stoughton Vikings

Wrestling Club and an

83-year-old resident of an
assisted living facility. She
faces 12 felony charges in
that case, with investigators alleging she took as
much as $300,000 over
the course of roughly six
During that investigation, which concluded in
May, the investigators
found a letter on a computer seized from Deannas
home, in which she told
friends about Byrons conviction and firearms. In
the letter, according to the
complaint, Deanna asked
friends to write letters to
the Governors Advisory
Board seeking a pardon for
her husband.
Each of Byron Braatens seven charges carries
a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and up to
$25,000 in fines.
A status conference has
been set for Aug. 24, the
same day his wife is scheduled for a final pretrial
hearing in her charges.

A Stoughton resident faces

several sexual assault charges
after the alleged rape of a
young girl in Ohio.
Robert P. Maranger, 48,
was arrested
Aug. 7 at the
Quality Inn
and Suites
in Butler
T o w n ship, Ohio,
t o a r r e s t Maranger
reports from
the township
police department.
Bail for Maranger has been
set at $2 million, the Vandalia Drummer News reported.
Police were called to the
hotel in the late afternoon on
Aug. 7. Probable cause was
found to arrest Maranger
for the sex offense against
a juvenile under 10 years of
age, the paper reported.
Dayton, Ohio-based television station WHIO reported
Monday that Maranger had
been staying at the hotel with
his girlfriend and her 8-yearold daughter. A hotel clerk

saw via security monitors

something unusual in the
hotel pool and fitness area
and called police.
Maranger faces one felony
count of rape a first degree
felony in Ohio. He was also
charged with seven counts
of gross sexual imposition,
which are third degree felonies.
Each charge carries with
it a sexually violent specification and if convicted,
Maranger could be sentenced
to a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of
parole, WHIO reported.
Maranager continues to
be held in the Montgomery
County Jail, the television
station reported.
Maranger is a lifetime registered sex offender for convictions in 1991 and 1994,
online records show. He was
sentenced to seven years
in prison following a 1994
second-degree sexual assault
Mark Ignatowski



Stoughton High School

Home Football Games
AUGUST 21 4:30 pm
Food Sales
AUGUST 28 til kickoff
Fun Activities

Stoughton HS
back parking lot

state to ban such devices.

Florence County voted
to prohibit e-cigarettes in
April. Municipalities that
have passed regulation to
prohibit e-cigarettes in the
workplace include Madison,
Ashwaubenon, Greenfield,
and Onalaska. Three states
have passed e-cigarette policies North Dakota, New
Jersey, and Utah.
On a national scale, the
Food and Drug Administration is proposing to extend
its authority to cover e-cigarettes due to concerns about
their safety.
Long-term term studies
on the health effects have not
been conducted and there is a
lack of proof that the aerosol
is safe for the person smoking, or for those who breathe
in the secondhand aerosol,
the release read.
The aerosol that is exhaled
by e-cigarette users contains
nicotine, propylene glycol (a
known respiratory irritant),
formaldehyde, and heavy
metals such as lead, tin, nickel and chromium.
This proposal makes a
very simple change in the
interest of public health, lead
sponsor of the ordinance, Sup.
Dye said. By treating e-cigarettes like we already treat cigarettes, we can make sure that
in areas we share with others,
the air is clean and enjoyable
for everyone."
Mark Ignatowski

1st Annual Rockdale Community Shindig!

Saturday, August 29th-ALL DAY!!

Schedule of Events:
10am - Wayne Road
1pm - Community Parade

Noon Pig Roast

2pm - 35 South
8pm - The Visitors

Come one, Come All!

Fun for the Whole Family!
**if interested in being a parade participant,
please contact Vienna at: 608-423-3323

Artists Sale
2nd Semi-Annual

Saturday, August 22nd


(Location: Log Home across from Springers Restaurant)

Mom and Dad

Unique Handmade Jewelry

Acrylic Paintings

(Tom & Judy Dowling)

on your 50th


Wedding Anniversary!
You truly are


we all love you!

in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Theater presents...


VFW Badger Post 328 Inc.

200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton

Friday Night
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry
Dine-in only.
Regular menu also available.


Juke Box Night

Every Friday Night Meat Raffle starts at 5-ish

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

Like us on Facebook


Marian, Larry, Kathi, Dennis, Janice,

Jeff & Lisa Rambo, John & Lori Faber

A Dane County ordinance

could ban e-cigarettes much
like other tobacco products
under a proposal introduced
last week.
Dane County Executive,
Joe Parisi and County Board
Sup. Jenni Dye (Dist. 33)
introduced an ordinance to
prohibit the use of electronic
delivery devices in workplaces.
Electronic cigarettes are an
oral device that can be used
to simulate smoking and produce an aerosol of nicotine
and/or other substances and
In a news release, Parisi
said concerns about breathing air that contains potentially harmful particulate
matter found in the vapors
is cause for concerns. Other
municipalities and states
have banned the use of e-cigarettes and similar products,
following the Wisconsin ban
on tobacco in the workplace
roughly five years ago. Still,
regulation of e-cigarettes has
been unclear since the ban.
Ensuring our workforce
has a safe work environment
is critical to a productive
healthy workforce, Parisi
said. It is important to protect Dane Countys clean
indoor air by including electronic smoking devices in
Dane Countys smoke-free
air ordinance.
Dane County would be
the second county in the

2455 Fairview Street, Stoughton


The family of Arlen Rambo wants to thank all who

sent sympathy cards and remembrances to us. We are
also grateful to those who served and provided food
for the funeral luncheon. We give special thanks to
Pastors Petersen, Carlson, and Tewes of Covenant
Lutheran for their frequent visits and support. We
cant say enough about the wonderful care that Arlen
received at Skaalan Home for the last 3 years.

Ordinance would prohibit

e-cigarettes in workplaces


Jacob Bielanski

the arresting officer he had

two drinks at a nearby bar
and that he was probably
screwed, according to the
A breath test measurement
in the latest arrest found Crapp
had a blood alcohol content
(BAC) of .071, below the legal
limit but in
violation of
his bail.
Prior to the
most recent
arrest, Crapp
had been
charged with
felony battery
of a police
officer and a
misdemeanor third-offense
OWI stemming from a June
26 arrest. In that instance, an
Oregon police officer pulled
over Crapp on a motorcycle
for allegedly driving about 20
miles per hour over the speed
limit on U.S. Hwy. 51 near

Dane County

August 21 at 7:30 pm
August 22 at 7:30 pm
August 23 at 2:00 pm

Wisconsin Union Theater

For tickets call 608/265-ARTS or


Arrest violated
bail conditions for
charges of attacking
police, OWI

Courier Hub

August 20, 2015

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Coming up

Community calendar

The Vikings lecture series

Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge,
317 S. Page St., will feature a free
set of lectures on The Vikings by
lodge member Mel Alme. The series
is part of The Great Courses by
Professor Kenneth W. Harl of Tulane
Each lecture will be held at 6:30
p.m. Thursdays from Aug. 20
through Sept. 24. For information,
call Darlene Arneson at 873-7209.

Gazebo Musikk series

The Rotation, a six-piece band
playing an array of instruments, will
perform at Rotary Park Gazebo at 6
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.
The Stoughton Area Jazz Collective, formed in 2012 and led by trumpeter Craig Mason, will perform at 6
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27,

Youth soccer event

The Stoughton Area Youth Soccer
Association will hold its picture day
and a basket raffle from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The community is invited to attend.
There will also be bounce houses
and snacks and apparel available for
purchase. Raffle tickets are $2 for
1, $5 for 3 and $15 for 10. Proceeds
will help the club purchase new

East Koshkonong reunion

East Koshkonong Lutheran
Church, 454 E. Church Road, Cambridge, is holding its first annual
East Koshkonong family reunion for
Bahai Faith

members, friends and neighbors on

Sunday, Aug. 23.
The event, sponsored by Alive and
Rockin At Koshkonong outreach
group, begins with worship at 9 a.m.
followed by a picnic lunch in the fellowship hall. There will also be a pie
auction, games outside for kids and
the youth group will host a car wash.
For information, call 423-3017.

Home on your own class

Home on Your Own class, from
9-11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at
Stoughton Hospital, is for children
ages 9 and older who may be home
for a few hours without an adult.
The focus is on making wise and
safe choices on first aid, fire safety
and emergency situations. The cost
is $25. For information or to register,
call the instructor at 334-4036.

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

Bible Baptist Church

2095 Hwy. W, Utica

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

Ezra Church

515 E. Main St., Stoughton 834-9050

Sunday: 10 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church

700 Hwy. B, Stoughton

873-9353 e-mail:
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship
Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship

Christ the King Community Church

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

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton 873-9106

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

The next book group will discuss

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the senior
The discussion group meets every
fourth Wednesday of the month with
support from the library. For information, call 873-6281.

Parkinsons advocates

Dennis Owen, a local representative from the Parkinsons Action

Network, will hold How to Be a
PD Advocate at the senior center at
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26.
He will talk about current legislative goals like the 21st Century Cures
Act and how individuals can make a
difference in advocating for Parkinsons disease.
Call 873-8585 if you plan to
Beekeeping presentation
Scott and Janis from Mandt Honey Works will share information on Hwy. 51 meeting
the art of beekeeping and samples to
A public information meeting
taste from this local business at 10
a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the senior about the U.S. Hwy. 51 project will
be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at
Stoughton High School.
A presentation about the projCreative writing
The Creative Writing Group will ect is planned for 6 p.m. Wisconsin
meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Department of Transportation staff
will be available to discuss the study
the senior center.
The group is being led by com- on an individual basis from 5-8 p.m.
The study is developing near-term
munity volunteer, Emily Meier. Participants gather monthly to record and long-term improvements to
memories and life experiences and address safety, congestion, and bicycle and pedestrian issues along the
explore creativity through writing.
corridor and determine the associated
For information, call 873-8585.
Covenant Lutheran Church

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911

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

Thursday, August 20

Book group

First Lutheran Church

310 E. Washington, Stoughton

Saturday: 8 a.m. weekly prayer breakfast
Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Fulton Church

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton

Sunday: 8, 9:30 a.m. Worship

Good Shepherd By The Lake

Lutheran Church

Seventh Day Baptist

Church of Albion

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton

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

Stoughton Baptist Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton

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

St. Ann Catholic Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton

873-6448 873-7633
Weekday Mass: Nazareth House and St. Anns Church
Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.;
Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist of Stoughton

LakeView Church

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church

Cooksville Lutheran Church

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Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their
words to the ends of the world.
Psalm 19:4

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

Sunday, August 30

Tuesday, September 1

Support groups
Diabetic Support Group
Parkinson Group
6 p.m., second Monday,
1:30-2:30 p.m., fourth
Stoughton Hospital, 628- Wednesday, senior center,

Dr. Richard Albright

Dr. Phillip Oinonen
Dr. Thor Anderson
Dr. Thane Anderson

221 Kings Lynn Rd.

Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-8888

Saturday, August 29

8 a.m. to noon, Stoughton Community Farmers

Market, South Forrest and Main streets, 334-4944
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., VFW Corn Boil ($6.50), 200
Veterans Road, 873-9042
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stoughton Historical Society
Museum open, 324 S. Page St.

6 p.m. Pleasant Springs town board meeting, 2354

County N, 873-3063

Doctors Park
Dental Office

1520 Vernon St.

Stoughton, WI

Friday, August 28

7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Farmers Market, Stoughton Plaza,


11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dog Days of Summer ($10 per

dog), Troll Beach
4-6 p.m., Free Community Meal, First Lutheran
Church, 310 E. Washington St., 873-1705


Mike Smits Dale Holzhuter

Martha Paton, Administrative Manager
Sara Paton, Administrative Assistant
Paul Selbo, Funeral Assistant



1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton

1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship


A Life
Celebration Ceen

Tuesday, August 25

10 a.m., Beekeeping presentation, senior center

1 p.m., Creative Writing Group, senior center
6 p.m., City of Stoughton Finance committee, Public
Safety Building
7 p.m. City of Stoughton Common Council, Public
Safety Building
7 p.m., Adult Book Discussion: A Constellation of
Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, library

Thursday, August 27

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton

Sunday: 10 a.m. worship

When I was a schoolboy, in the 1960s, Christopher Columbus was celebrated as the heroic
discoverer of America, and every child knew that
Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteenhundred ninety-two. By the 1980s, when I was
in college, history was no longer taught as if the
great explorers were heroes. Their exploits were
subjected to reasonable criticism, and the fact that
Columbus (and most other explorers, if we are to
be honest) were seeking wealth and slaves took the
luster off of their image. It is worth noting that even
in Columbuss own time his treatment of the native
Americans was subject to criticism. But perhaps
we shouldnt judge Columbus too harshly. In the
late 1400s slavery was still a near universal practice, Columbus had a lot of bad apples among
his crew, and some of the Indians Columbus
encountered were hostile. Furthermore, Columbus
really did see his role at least partly as spreading
Christianity to a benighted race of people who he
thought would make good Christians. Columbus
belonged to the Franciscan third order and he took
to wearing the monks robe after his third voyage,
which he returned from in chains. After successfully
defending himself, he spent time in a Carthusian
monastery, where he wrote a Book of Prophecies
which attempted to place his explorations within
a larger divine plan. Columbus genuinely believed
that he was doing the will of God, and so maybe this
year on Columbus Day we should take a closer look
at his exploits and his legacy.
Christopher Simon

Sunday, August 23

9 a.m., East Koshkonong Lutheran Church family

reunion, 454 E. Church Road, 423-3017
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mandt Outdoor Market, 3164 Cty.
Hwy. B

6-7:30 p.m., Gazebo Musikk Series: Stoughton Area

Jazz Collective, Rotary Park Gazebo

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

Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Reconsidering Columbus

Saturday, August 22

8 a.m. to noon, Stoughton Community Farmers

Market, South Forrest and Main streets, 334-4944
9 a.m., Viking Booster Trek 5K, Collins Field SHS,
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stoughton Area Youth Soccer
Association picture day and basket raffle, Christ
Lutheran Church, 700 Hwy. B
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stoughton Historical Society
Museum open, 324 S. Page St.

Wednesday, August 26

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints

11927 W. Church St., Evansville

Interim Pastor Karla Brekke
Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School

Friday, August 21

7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Farmers Market, Stoughton Plaza,

Noon, Summer Picnic and Catfish River Revue,
senior center
5-7:30 p.m., Lakeland Shrine Fish Boil ($12),
Stoughton Conservation Club, 984 Collins Road, 4458925

1 p.m., Adult Book Discussion: A Constellation of

Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, senior center
1:30 p.m., How to Be a PD Advocate, senior center,
5-8 p.m., Hwy. 51 corridor study meeting, Stoughton
High School, 245-2656

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

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton

877-0439 Missionaries 957-3930
Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school and Primary

Noon, Lunch and Learn: Bird Migration, senior center

1-5 p.m., Personal Essentials Pantry, 343 E. Main
5-9 p.m., Third Thursday Shopping, downtown
6-7:30 p.m., Gazebo Musikk Series: The Rotation,
Rotary Park Gazebo

Grief Support Groups

Multiple Sclerosis Group
3 p.m., third Tuesday,
10-11:30 a.m., second
senior center, 873-8585
Tuesday, senior center,
Low Vision Support
Older Adult Alcoholics
1-2:30 p.m., third
Thursday, senior center,
2 p.m., Tuesdays, senior
center, 246-7606 ext. 1182

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Jeremy Jones, sports editor

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845-9559 x237
Fax: 845-9550


Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Home Talent League

Girls tennis

Merchants guide ship to finals Vikings

Fuentes drives in four as
Stoughton buries Lake
Mills in SE semifinals
JEremy Jones
Sports editor

Native Venezuelan Winder Fuentes has bounced around the past five
years playing baseball everywhere
from Iowa Community College to the
Rock River League a season ago.
Now the starting shortstop for the
Stoughton Home Talent team, Fuentes has been a crucial component for
the Merchants, who advanced on to
the Southeast sectional finals thanks
to an 9-2 victory over Lake Mills last
Fuentes finished 4-for-5 at the plate
against the Grays with a home run
and three singles in the blowout.
Just go out there and hit the ball.
Thats all. Just go out there hit the ball
and do the same thing I do in every
game play 100 percent, Fuentes said. I dont want it to be the last
game of the season.
Fuentes, who bought a house a couple of blocks away from Norse Park
last year, called Stoughton manager
Dale Seffens over the offseason looking for some place to play closer to
I saw the Home Talent League
website and wanted to play for a team
and represent my home town, Fuentes said. I gave Dale a called and
asked if he could give me opportunity
to play, seeing the baseball field is
right across the field.
Fuentes highlighted a four-run second that blew the game wide open,
cracking a two-run single to score
Simon Maurice and Rory Menzer. He
later added a solo home run to lead off
the eighth.
Wed have been in a world of
hurt this year without Winder with

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Stoughton second baseman Simon Maurice doubles Lake Mills (8) off second base
in the fourth inning. The Merchants nearly turned a triple play in the inning, but still
rolled 9-2 in the Southeast semifinals.

the guys we lost, manager Dale Seffens said. Hes at every game, every
practice. The kid is a good ballplayer,
a good leader and hes finally starting
to take that role for us.
Wes fit in real well with our team.

I wish I had a couple more of him.

Starter Erick Sperloen threw 84
pitches over five innings and didnt
allow a run, leaving the game as the
Merchants led 8-0. He struck out four
to earn the win.

We always need runs, it doesnt

matter how the score is. We always
need more runs. It doesnt matter who
we are playing, Fuentes said.
Fuentes singled home the games
first run in the first inning following
an infield single by Menzer and sacrifice bunt by Maurice that was so
good it gave the Merchants two runs
on with no outs.
Jake Wenzel added a second RBI
single in the first with a shot back up
the box.
Menzer had a ground-rule double
to plate a pair of runs in the fourth.
One of surprisingly few games
played with a 90+ heat index, the
Merchants turned up the heat early.
It was hot today and our plan was
to try and get up on Lake Mills early,
Seffens said. Its no fun trying to
play catchup in this heat. Our pitchers did a real nice job keeps pitches
in the strike zone and relying on their
defense with the lead.
Stoughtons Jeremy Dunnihoo
worked the final four innings, allowing two earned runs in the seventh
Grays Darren Strasburg went the
distance and took the loss. He allowed
nine earned runs on 14 hits and three
walks. The Grays committed one
For their part, the Merchants played
terrific defense, nearly turning a double play in the third inning except for
a high throw from Maurice to first
Stoughton hosts (14-3) East Division winner Fort Atkinson (12-5) at 1
p.m. Sunday at Norse Park.
The Merchants defeated the Generals 7-1 back in late June.
With where the season is, every
team is hard, Fuentes said. All the
teams we are going to play against are
going to be good teams. Weve got to
go out and play right baseball and do
small things.

The past few seasons have included plenty of highs for the Stoughton
High School girls golf program.
The Vikings nearly made state as
a team the past two seasons tying
for second last year and falling in a
three-team playoff by a stroke and

taking third in 2013, missing state

by five strokes and also ended a
12-year conference win streak by
Madison Edgewood in 2013 after
winning the Badger South Conference tournament.
Stoughton can trace much of that
success to players that have now
graduated including Becky Klongland, Kailey Taebel, Ashli Stolen,

Tayler Wise and Emily Auby. Auby

plays hockey for Plymouth (N.H.)
State, while Klongland (University of Wisconsin), Stolen (Cardinal
Stritch University), Taebel (Carthage
College) and Wise (Marian University) all play golf in college.
This season marks a new chapter
for the program with several new
faces expected to be given a chance

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on varsity.
Moving into leadership roles,
Junior Kailey Taebel and junior Sam
Zweck both bring back experience.
Taebel was on the 2013 conference
champion starting five, while both
Taebel and Zweck were on last seasons team that just missed state.

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Stoughtons top five expected to rotate as team gets younger

Assistant sports editor

JEremy Jones

Stoughton girls tennis

advanced two flights to the
WIAA Division 1 individual
state tennis tournament a year
ago, but enter the 2015 season
looking for even more success.
The Vikings finished 10-5
overall in dual meets last year
and third at the Badger South
Conference tournament,
but with nine of 10 starters
returning to the courts this
fall, expectations this year are
higher than an overhead putaway.
Juniors No. 1 doubles players Payton Kahl and Kendra
Halverson are coming off a
23-7 season, which saw them
win the first WIAA state doubles match for Stoughton in
more than 30 years.
Kahl and Halverson finished second in the Badger
Conference tournament and
second at sectionals, which
has them focused on taking
both titles this fall.
Though they didnt reach
state, playing at No. 3 doubles
last year, senior Carrie Aide
and junior Marissa Robson
posted a 24-4 record, including the Vikings first conference championship since
Going on to finish runnerup at sectionals, Aide and
Robson expect to make the
jump up to No. 2 doubles
this season, while aiming for
another conference and possible sectional title.
Senior Holly Brickson and
junior Sydney Johnson are
also back at No. 2 doubles.
Junior Sarah Kahl (19-11)
qualified for state as a singles
player for the first time last
year and won her first-round

Girls golf

Anthony Iozzo

aim for
title run


Vikings kickoff new era Friday in Badger Conference cross against Reedsburg
JEremy Jones
Sports editor

Stoughton football finished

.500 in the Badger South Conference last year, but more
importantly ended a 15-year
playoff drought under secondyear coach Jason Thiry.
Now returning several key
starters, the Vikings and firstyear head coach Dan Prahl are
hoping to improve upon last
seasons 3-6 overall record and
third-place finish in the conference.
Stoughton kicks off the season
Friday at home against Reedsburg.
The Beavers are coming off
a 9-4 season, which saw them

advance to the Division 3 Level 4 game. Seeded sixth in the

playoffs, Reedsburg knocked off
third-seeded Elkhorn, secondseeded Monona Grove and topseeded Mount Horeb/Barneveld
before falling 42-21 against Wisconsin Lutheran with a chance to
reach state on the line.
Despite last seasons playoff run, Reedsburg has a lot
of question marks on offense
this season. The Beavers saw
quarterback Austin Schyvinck
(646 passing yards, 499 rushing yards), running back Dylan
Peterson (975 rushing yards, 11
touchdowns) and Nick Hasler
(328 yards) graduate following
last season.
Jack Yager returns as

Reedsburgs most experienced

passer, completing one of two
attempts last year for 18 yards.
Graduating the teams top
three rushers and a combined 32
touchdowns, senior running back
Chris Jepson (472 yards) expects
to inherit first-team reps.
While the Beavers have never
thrown the ball much, Zeffary
Smith and Jon Peterson return as
the only varsity pass catchers on
varsity last year.
Under center for the Vikings
last year, Jake Kissling completed 44.4 percent of his passes for 738 touchdowns and five
touchdowns in his first year as a
varsity starter. Now back for his
senior season, the Vikings are
hopeful Kissling can improve

upon those numbers.

While the teams top two
rushers (Alex Zacharias and
Zach Hasselberger) graduated
following last season, those
departures wont leave the cupboard bare for Stoughton.
Seniors Zach Kirby and Jakob
Benson highlight the returning
skill position players.
Kirby racked up 385 rushing
yards while also handling punting, kick and punt return duties.
Benson, meanwhile, hauled in
21 passes for 209 yards and one
touchdown to lead the Viking
wide receivers.
Tight end Buck Krueger is also
back after grabbing 10 passes for
135 yards and a touchdown last

Linebacker Matt Wagner

returns as the teams leading
tackler, amassing 50 solo tackles, a sack and an interception
last year.
Defensive linemen Michael
Gerber and Jeremiah Jimenez
lead a talented group, which
despite the loss of Ben Brandt,
should be the strength of the
Vikings defense.
Gerber had two sacks and
one forced fumble, while Jiminez had a team-high six sacks.
Austin Benson also played well
along both lines, racking up 20
tackles on defense.
Kickoff at Collins Field on
Friday is set for 7 p.m.

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Golf: Vikings take 14th in season opener

Continued from page 7

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Returning letterwinners for the Stoughton girls tennis team (front, from left) are: Holly Brickson, Sarah
Benoy, Anna Nelson and Gigi Barberino; (back) Sydney Johnson, Payton Kahl, Marissa Robson, Kendra
Halverson and Carrie Aide.

Tennis: Vikings eyeing sectional title

Continued from page 7
match. She returns atop the
singles lineup again this season, while Anna Nelson is
back at No. 2 singles.
Number 3 singles is the
only flight were Stoughton
graduated a starter (Kaitlyn
Hedman). Junior Gigi Barberino, who played at No. 4
singles last year, is expected
to move up the lineup.
Four singles is up for grabs
between Bronwynn Ziemann,
Stacy Benoy, Ashley Fischer
and Miranda Heimsoth.

Madison Edgewood finished first in the conference

last year and continues to look

strong, Reischel said.
The Crusaders should be
especially tough at singles
with Maddie Molitor and Jessica Inman back
Monona Grove also returns
the majority of its lineup,
including sophomore Amanda
Newman, who is coming off
a foot injury and should challenge for the top spot in conference.
For us, we need to keep
Monona Grove at bay and
find a way to beat Edgewood, Reischel said. We
are strong at all spots, and will
have to capitalize on our depth
by having all four flights play
their best against Edgewood

and Monona Grove. The wins

could come from anywhere in
the lineup.

Dane County Invite

Stoughton swept all three
doubles flights to finish second overall at the Dane County Invitational last weekend
8.5 points behind Sun Prairie
Kahl and Halverson rolled
6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 doubles
championship against Madison Memorial.
Brickson and Johnson added a 6-3, 6-2 win over DeForest at No. 2 doubles, while
Aide and Robson added the
3 dubs title 6-,1 6-1 against

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High School.
Late registrants may sign up at registration
Viking athletes, parents, grandparents, pick-up or on the day of the event at Collins
family members, children, fans, coaches and Field from 8-8:45 a.m.
community members of all ages are invited
to participate in the third annual community Wrestling club fundraiser Sept. 26
event to support Stoughton High School athThe Stoughton Wrestling club is hosting its
annual fundraiser golf outing Saturday, Sept.
The run/walk will start at 9 a.m. at Collins 26, at Coachmans. A social hour at 3 p.m.
Field. Registration is $30 per entry, which precedes the dinner/program at 4:30 p.m.
includes a Viking Booster Trek T-shirt.
This year the club will be celebrating the
Pick up your T-shirt and registration packet teams of the 1970s, including three state
at Collins Field on Friday, Aug. 21, 4-6:30 championship teams, as well as the 60-year
p.m. at the back parking lot of the Stoughton anniversary of Stoughton wrestling.

Third annual community fundraiser

Madison International Speedway

Steve Anderson of Stoughton took the lead feature for the Legends.
on the final lap to pick up his first feature win
Features for the NASCAR Whelen All
Friday at Madison International Speedway in American Late Models and Pellitteri Waste
the Daves White Rock Sportsman.
Systems Bandits were rained out.
Jacob Nottestad of Utica won the 15-lap
Racing continues at MIS on Aug. 21.

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from left) are: Kelsey Taebel, Ally Slager; (back) Haven Polich,
Cassidy Bach and Emma Crowley; (not pictured) Samantha Zweck,
The Vikings open the Breanna Viken and Renee Anderson.

Conference outlook

Badger South Conference

dual season at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 25, against
Oregon at Coachmans Golf
The Panthers bring back
several players from last
season and look to be very
strong in 2015. Seniors Jenny Johnson and Olivia Davis
and junior Taylor McCorkle
are all back from last seasons sectional lineup.
Johnson missed qualifying
for state by a stroke last season.
The next dual meet is at
3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
27, when the Vikings travel
to Yahara Hills to take on
Madison Edgewood.
The Crusaders regained
the top spot in the conference in 2014, and they also
won the WIAA Division 2
state team title.
This season, Edgewood
looks to be strong once
again, but the Crusaders will
need to find new players
to fill the spots vacated by
graduates Caroline Lake and
Tess Hackworthy. Seniors
Katie Arneson, Carmen
Cruz and Natalie Myers are
all back from last seasons
Milton is another challenge for Stoughton. The
Vikings host Milton at 3:30
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.
The Red Hawks return
three of five golfers that
helped the team finish fifth
at the state tournament.

Senior CheyAnn Knudsen, junior Leah Foster and

sophomore Mia Seeman are
all back. Knudsen was tied
for sixth at state last season.
Stoughton travels to Koshkonong Mounds to take
on Fort Atkinson at 9 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 30, and closes
the conference dual season
at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
17, against Monona Grove at
Monona Golf Course.
The conference tournament is at 9 a.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 22, at Lake Wisconsin
Country Club.

four of five golfers from

its state qualifying team,
including defending individual state champion senior
Loren Skibba.
Stoughton had its first
taste of tournament competition Friday, joining a field
that included Edgewood,
Oregon, Milton, Middleton
and Verona, as well as, Hartland Arrowhead, Milwaukee
Pius XI, Divine Savior Holy
Angels and Notre Dame De
La Baie Academy.

Sectional outlook

The Vikings (408) finished 14th out of 19 teams

Friday in the season-opening
Crusader Invite at Yahara
Hills Golf Course.
Kelsey Taebel led the way
with an 89, while Slager
(105), Crowley (107) and
Bach (108) finished the scoring.
Milton won the meet with
a 315, led by Knudsen (78)
and Seeman (79). Middleton
shot a 321 to take second,
led by the top two individual
finishers Skibba (71) and
Alexis Thomas (74).

The Madison West sectional is gearing up to be one

of the toughest tournaments
in the state.
Stoughton must first get
out of the Oregon regional
with the Panthers, Monona
Grove, McFarland, Madison
La Follette, Beaver Dam,
Sun Prairie and Madison
East fighting for the top four
spots to advance.
If the Vikings survive, the
sectional brings in teams
from the Portage regional
which includes defending
WIAA Division 1 champion
Verona, state qualifier Middleton, Madison Memorial,
Waunakee, Madison West,
Portage, Mount Horeb and
Verona graduated fourtime state qualifier and twotime state champion Jessica
Reinecke. Middleton returns

Crusader invite

Stoughton Scramble
Stoughton hosted the
Stoughton Scramble Monday at Coachmans Golf
The Stoughton Purple
team (Kelsey Taebel, Bach,
Viken, Crowley and Slager)
took seventh with a 73.


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Monday, September 7
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While both are expected

to contribute this season,
head coach Dave Taebel said
the lineup is still up in the air
and that the starting five will
most likely rotate throughout
the season.
Seniors Haven Polich and
Emma Crowley are two girls
that should be in the mix,
as well. They are the only
seniors on the team, and they
both are not new to the varsity level. Polich played varsity volleyball, basketball and
track and field in the previous seasons, while Crowley
started a few meets on the
varsity golf team last season.
Junior Ally Slager and
sophomore Cassidy Bach,
who were both in the starting lineup in the 2015 season opener Friday at Yahara Hills Golf Course, join
freshmen Breanna Viken
Photo by Anthony Iozzo
and Renee Anderson as othThe
er potential starters this year.


Applications will be accepted from qualified individuals living within the
City of Stoughton Aldermanic District 4 for appointment to a vacant seat on
the Common Council. The appointment term will cover a period from the date
of appointment until the regular election in April 2016. The seat will be up for
election in April 2016 to fill the remainder of the term which ends in April 2018.
If interested in being appointed, please submit your resume and an
aldermanic appointment questionnaire to the City Clerks Office by 4:30 pm
on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. The questionnaire is available on the Citys
website or by request in the Office of the City Clerk, 381 E. Main Street.
Candidates will be interviewed at a regular meeting of the Common Council
on September 22, 2015. It is anticipated that the appointed candidate will be
seated and sworn into office at the selected meeting.
If you have questions, please contact the City Clerks Office at (608)873-6677

Helen M. Stiklestad

Helen Stiklestad

Helen M. Stiklestad, age

94, passed away on Aug. 17,
2015. Helen was a loving
wife, mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother. She
was born in Stoughton on
Nov. 26, 1920, the daughter of George and Hilda
(Bjoin) Whaley. She attended
Stoughton area schools and
graduated from Stoughton
High School in 1938. On June
6, 1944, she was united in

August 20, 2015

marriage to Henry P. Stiklestad.

Helen and Henry along
with their children owned and
operated Stiklestad Stables
for many years. Helen was
a life-long member of First
Lutheran Church, a member
of Circle #15, Altar Guild
and a Sunday School teacher.
Over the years Helen was a
4-H Club leader and worked
for many years in the foods
area at the Stoughton Junior
and Dane County Fairs. She
worked as secretary for the
United Methodist Church for
several years.
She was an avid gardener
and was well known for her
beautiful spring flower garden
around the farmhouse on Williams Drive. She loved her
family, especially the years
when her grandchildren were
growing up, spending countless hours at the farm and
stopping in her kitchen for
special treats. She also loved
the many holidays spent with
her family on the farm.
She is survived by her

children, Michael (Karen

King) of Mississippi, Dale
(Susan) and Susan (Donald)
Denner of Stoughton; grandchildren, Rebecca (Andy)
Jarzynski of Eau Claire,
Kate (Jeff) Peterson of Egg
Harbor, Kevin Stiklestad of
Stoughton, Brian (Meghan)
Stiklestad of Evansville, Jaime
Denner of Madison, Kjersten
(Jeff) Janowski of Stoughton
and Andrew Denner of Milwaukee; great-grandchildren
James and Kasia Jarzynski;
Gabriel and Malakai Peterson;
and Reagan Janowski; a brother, Richard Whaley of Stoughton, sister-in-law, Cecilia (Pat)
Stiklestad of Stoughton; a special nephew, David Whaley
of Stoughton; and many other
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; her husband,
Henry; two daughters, Barbara Hubing and Jeanne Lane;
and brothers, Howard and
Glenn Whaley.
A special thank you to the
nurses, aides and others at
the Skaalen Home for their

loving care of Helen over the

past several years and also to
Agrace HospiceCare.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. on Friday,
Aug. 21, at First Lutheran
Church, 310 E. Washington
St., Stoughton. Visitation
will be held from 5 p.m. to 7
p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20,
at Cress Funeral Home, 206
W. Prospect, Stoughton and
from 10 a.m. until the time of
services on Friday at Church.
Helen will be laid to rest at
Lutheran South Cemetery.
Friends and family are invited
to a luncheon in the fellowship hall at church.
Memorial may be made
to First Lutheran Church or
Agrace HospiceCare.
Please share your memories at cressfuneralservice.
Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect
Stoughton, WI 53589

Seat: Alder applications for District 4 seat are due Sept. 15

Continued from page 1
election is expensive, and the
council accepted his recommendation to following its traditional method of appointing
a new alder to fill a mid-term
The council will accept
applications until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, to consider at its
Sept. 22 meeting.
Applicants will be invited to
the meeting, where they typically address the council and
respond to questions. Alders

typically then vote by paper

ballot, and the new alder is
seated immediately.
Hohol represented District
4 on the citys west side since
2010 and was a key supporter
of the proposed Kettle Park
West commercial development.
The council appointed
Hohol to his seat in 2010. He
was re-elected in 2012 and
again in April this year. He
announced his resignation
Wednesday, July 22, days
after selling his familys home.

He had been a member of

the City of Stoughton Planning Commission since 2004
and a member of the Capital
Area Regional Planning Commission for about four years.
This is the fifth time since
2011 a District 4 seat has
been available mid-term. In
2011, Larry Weiss died while
still in office and was succeeded by Steve Tone, who
did not run for re-election. In
2012, Larry Peterson resigned
and was succeeded by Tom
Selsor. In 2013, Eric Olstad

resigned and was succeeded

by Ross Urven, who served
five months before stepping
down in early 2014 because he
had moved to another district.
Urven was succeeded by Patrick OConnor.
Applications seat are available by request in the clerks
office at City Hall, 381 E.
Main St., or by downloading
one from the citys website
For information, call city
clerk Lana Kropf at 873-6677.

view letter dated July 6, 2015.

7. The Common Council determines
that, subject to certain conditions,
amending the General Development
Plan is consistent with the spirit and intent of the Citys Zoning Code, has the
potential for producing significant community benefits in terms of environmental and aesthetic design, promotes the
public health, safety and general welfare
of the City, and allows appropriate use
of the Property.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council of
the City of Stoughton, Dane County,
Wisconsin do ordain as follows:
Section 1 - The recitals set forth
above are material to and are incorporated in this ordinance as if set forth in full.
Section 2 - Subject to the conditions set forth in section 4 below, the
General Development Plan has been
amended pursuant to section 78-914 of
the City Code and Wis. Stat. 62.23(7)
Section 3 - The Property shall be
developed and used in full compliance
with the General Development Plan. The
General Development Plan shall constitute the zoning regulations for the
Property, may be enforced as any other
zoning regulation in the City of Stoughton, and shall be maintained and kept
on file by the Department of Planning &
Section 4 - This ordinance shall
take effect upon publication contingent
on the staff review letter dated July 6,
Section 5 - Upon the effective date
of this ordinance, the General Development Plan shall be the zoning for this
property and shall be shown on the official zoning map as PD - Planned Development.
Section 6 - All ordinances and parts
of ordinances in conflict herewith shall
hereby be repealed.
Council Adopted: August 11, 2015
Mayor Approved: August 11, 2015
Attest: August 11, 2015
Published: August 20, 2015

for certain property on the north side of

State Highway 138, west of US Highway
Committee Action: Recommend
Fiscal Impact: None
File Number: O- 15-2015
Date Introduced: July 28, 2015
A. On November 12, 2013, the Common Council adopted Ordinance No. 0 23
2013, (the GDP Ordinance), changing
the zoning classification of the property
described on Exhibit A (the Property)
to PD and approving the components of
a proposed General Development Plan
(the GDP) incorporated into the GDP
Ordinance with the changes specifically
noted in such GDP Ordinance.
B. On November 25, 2014, the Common Council adopted Ordinance No. 0
29 2014, attached hereto as Exhibit B-1
approving an amended and restated
GDP Ordinance (the Amended GDP
Ordinance) and an amended GDP Plan
(the Amended GDP).
C. On November 25, 2014, the Common Council adopted Ordinance No.
0 30 2014, attached hereto as Exhibit
B-2 (the Original SIP Ordinance), approving Walmart Real Estate Business
Trusts (the Applicant) specific implementation plan (the SIP).
D. The Applicant desires to amend
the SIP to develop those portions of
the Property described on Exhibit C
(the Walmart Site) and has submitted
revised plans for the Walmart Site, consisting of the following:

a. Specific Implementation Plan

General Written Description updated
June 16, 2015, and attached hereto as
Exhibit D;
b. Site Plan and Design Information/
Written Description of The Intended Use
updated June 16, 2015, and attached
hereto as Exhibit E;
c. Specific Implementation Plan
Supplemental Submittal - Narrative
Statement updated June 16, 2015, and
attached hereto as Exhibit F;
d. Specific Implementation Plan
Supplemental Submittal - Narrative
Statement updated June 16, 2015, and
attached hereto as Exhibit G;
e. Comprehensive Plan Map 6a depicting the Walmart Site and attached
hereto as Exhibit H;
f. Site Aerial Exhibit dated November 5, 2014, revised June 15, 2015, and
attached hereto as Exhibit I;
g. Overall Site Dimensional and
Paving Plan dated May 29, 2014, last revised June 15, 2015, and attached hereto
as Exhibit J;
h. Colored Landscape Plan dated
May 29, 2014, last revised June 15, 2015
(3 sheets), and attached hereto as Exhibit K;
i. Landscape Surface Ratio Exhibit
dated July 23, 2014, last revised June 17,
2015, and attached hereto as Exhibit L;
j. Cross Section of West Buffer Area
dated May 29, 2014, revised June 15,
2015, and attached hereto as Exhibit M;
k. Landscape Island Details, dated
May 29, 2014, last revised November 10,
2014 (2 sheets), and attached hereto as
Exhibit N;

Marilyn Halverson

Marilyn Halverson

Marilyn Halverson,
age 67, passed away
peacefully on Thursday,
Aug. 13, 2015. She was
born in Stoughton on
Dec. 15, 1947.
Marilyn is survived by
her loving sister, Betty.
She was preceded in
death by her dear parents, Goodwin Halverson
in 1991 and Genevieve
(Hougan) Halverson in
1962; and her loving sister, Arliss in 2014.
Memorial services will be held
at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, at West
Koshkonong Lutheran
Church. Friends may
greet the family from 1
p.m. until the time of

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services Thursday at
church. Burial of Marilyns urn will take place
in West Koshkonong
In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made
to West Koshkonong
Lutheran Church.A special thank you to the staff
of Agrace HospiceCare
Inc. for their care and
compassion. As in the
words of the poem held
close by Grandma Josie:
You carried us through
difficult times, you gave
us joy.
You take a part of
our hearts with you, we
loved you deeply.
We will watch for you
in the songbird and the
gentle breeze that blows
across the lake and in the
slowly falling autumn
leaf and every perfect
snowflake. Death does
not separate us from you
but we will miss you as
you were.
We love you!
Please share your
memories at:
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589

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Amending the General Development Plan at 517 Kensington Square for
a proposed deck addition.
Committee Action: Planning Commission recommend Council approval
7 - 0 with the Mayor voting
Fiscal Impact: None
File Number: O-14-2015
Date Introduced: July 28, 2015
Re-Introduced: August 11, 2015
The Common Council of the City of
Stoughton do ordain as follows:
1. Elvera Phelps (Brian Phelps) (the
Owner) has requested that the General Development Plan for the property
described in #2 below (the Property)
be amended to allow for a deck addition subject to certain conditions being
2. The property known as 517
Kensington Square is more formally
described as follows: 517 Kensington
Square, Parcel # 281/0511-063-1099-3,
Kensington Square Condominium
Phase 1, Unit 517.
3. The Owner has submitted a General Development Plan for the proposed
deck addition (the GDP Documents),
4. For purposes of this Ordinance,
all GDP Documents shall collectively be
the General Development Plan for the
Property pursuant to Section 78-914(7)
of the City of Stoughton Code of Ordinances.
5. The Planned Development District is intended to provide a voluntary
regulatory framework designed to encourage and promote improved environmental and aesthetic design in the City
by allowing for greater design freedom,
imagination and flexibility in the development of land while insuring substantial compliance with the basic intent of
the Citys Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan.
6. On July 13, 2015, the City of
Stoughton Planning Commission held
a public hearing regarding the application to amend the General Development
Plan, which was preceded by the publication of a class 2 notice under chapter
985 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Planning Commission considered the application, and recommend the Common
Council approve the proposed General
Development Plan subject to:
* Planning & Development staff re-


l. Photometrics Plan dated August

13, 2014, last revised June 15, 2015, and
attached hereto as Exhibit O;
m. Building Elevations dated June
16, 2015, and attached hereto as Exhibit
n. Building and Site Signage dated
June 16, 2015, and attached hereto as
Exhibit Q;
o. Renderings dated June 16, 2015,
and attached hereto as Exhibit R; and
p. Garden Center Enclosure dated
June 16, 2015, and attached hereto as
Exhibit S.
q. Grading Plan dated May 29, 2014,
last revised June 15, 2015, and attached
hereto as Exhibit T.
E. On July 27, 2015, the City of
Stoughton Planning Commission held a
public hearing regarding the SIP amendment application which was preceded
by the publication of a Class 2 notice
under Chapter 985 of the Wisconsin
F. On July 27, 2015, the Planning
Commission recommended approving
the amendment to the SIP.
G. The Common Council hereby
approves the amended SIP (Amended
SIP ).
The Common Council of the City
of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin
does ordain as follows:
1. The recitals set forth above are
material to and are incorporated in this
ordinance as if set forth in full.
2. The Amended SIP is approved,
and this ordinance (Amended SIP Ordinance) is hereby adopted as set forth

herein, pursuant to section 78-914 of the

City Code and Wis. Stat. 62.23(7)(d).
Those deviations from the Citys Code
approved in the Original SIP Ordinance
are hereby ratified and approved. The
Original SIP Ordinance and this Amended SIP Ordinance shall be referred to
herein as the SIP Ordinance. Except
as modified herein, the Original SIP Ordinance remains in full force and effect.
3. The approved SIP Ordinance
shall expire for the Walmart Site if it is
not fully developed by November 12,
4. The Walmart Site shall be developed and used in full compliance with all
standards and requirements in Chapter
78 of the City Code that apply to lands
zoned Planned Business, except those
standards and requirements that are expressly modified in Ordinance No. 0-292014, Ordinance No. O-30-2014 or this
ordinance. Chapter 78 of the City Code,
the Amended GDP Ordinance, the approved SIP, and the amended SIP shall
constitute the zoning regulations for the
Walmart Site, and may be enforced as
any other zoning regulation in the City
of Stoughton. A copy of the Amended
GDP Ordinance, the SIP Ordinance and
Amended SIP Ordinance shall be maintained and kept on file by the City Clerk.
Council Adopted: August 11, 2015
Mayor Approved: August 11, 2015
Attest: August 11, 2015
Published: August 20, 2015

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381 E. Main Street,
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143 Notices

370 Trucks

SOCIAL SECURITY Disability Benefits.

Unable to work? Denied benefits? We
can help. Win or pay nothing. Contact Bill
Gordon & Associates at 800-960-0307 to
start your application today! (wcan)

2002 FORD E-150 168,731 miles. Tires

were put on last year and have about
15,000 miles on them. New brakes last
year, bucket seats, cruise control, and
A/C which works great. It comes with
an easy load ladder rack where you
don't have to strap down an extension
ladder, a headache rack, and 2 shelves
and a cabinet. I also have a shelf on the
headache rack along with a wooden bin
that has 24 bins that I made to hold nails,
screws, and other misc. items. Also, I
have installed mesh over the windows
to keep anyone from breaking in. Comes
with a class III hitch. The left side door
needs new hinges; I have priced them
out at Middleton Ford and they are $225
for the set. Asking $3,800.00. Call 608628-8759.


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340 Autos
DONATE YOUR Car, Truck or Boat
to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-Day
Vacation. Tax Deductible.
Free Towing. All paperwork taken care
of! 800-856-5491 (wcan)
THEY SAY people dont read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

342 Boats & Accessories

(Over 400 new and used in stock)
Visit the largest marine & motorsports
showroom in the USA & save huge.
American Marine & Motorsports,
Shawano. Call
866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.
com (wcan)
PONTOONS & BOATS (New or Used)
Over 400 to choose from at the absolute
guaranteed best price. Your summer fun
starts at American Marine & Motorsports.
866-955-2628 (wcan)

350 Motorcycles
WANTED: 60'S and 70's Motorcycles.
Dead or alive! 920-371-0494 (wcan)

355 Recreational Vehicles

ATV & SIDE-BY-SIDE Headquarters.
Huge blow-out pricing. Door buster Youth
ATV's starting at $699 plus FSD. Over
100 Honda CF Moto at liquidation$ 866955-2628

360 Trailers
Boat, ATV, Sled or Pontoons.
2 or 4 Place. Open or Enclosed.
American Marine, Shawano
866-955-2628 (wcan)
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
873-6671 or 835-6677.



August is a perfect
month to plant spruce
trees. They do not
desiccate like deciduous
trees and rutting of
your yard is minimal.
progress at Trees on
Wheels - SAVE 10%!
or call John at
(608) 838-3290.

TRUCK DRIVER - Merchandiser need to

deliver to grocery stores. Grocery store
experience helpful. No CDL needed but a
good driving record is a must. Call Darrell
@ L&LFoods 608-514-4148.

452 General

402 Help Wanted, General


Mon-Fri 4 hours/night. Visit our website: or call our
office: 608-831-8850

KK LAWN & SPORT in Oregon

is looking for a part-time/full-time
mechanic. Stop in to apply or call 608835-0100.
ROUGH FRAMERS: We are looking for
2 rough framers to add to our team. We
do residential and commercial framing,
both stick and panel sets. Requirements
- valid driver's license, transportation
and basic hand tools. Pay based on
experience. Please call 608-527-2099 or
Sundays 8:30am-2:30pm.
Start 8/23 until Christmas.
Lawn leaf raking, various house projects.
Must have car and able to lift 40 lbs.
$12.50 hourly or $75.00/Sunday. Email
your phone# to
SUPER 8 VERONA has immediate
openings in ALL Departments. Front
Desk Associates, Housekeepers, P/T
Maintenance and P/T Driver. Paid Training, Paid Vacations, Free Room Nights,
Flexible Hours, Uniform. Apply in person
at: 131 Horizon Drive, Verona.

434 Health Care, Human

Services & Child Care
RESIDENT CARE ASSOCIATE. Permanent, full/part-time, all shifts available, these positions include every other
weekend and 3 holidays per year. Prior
experience in Assisted Living preferred.
CNA experience is a plus. Main Street
Quarters, CBRF is just 10 minutes south
of Madison. We care for the frail elderly
adults as well as those with early dementia. We have 20 apartments and a great
TEAM of employees. We have a full-time
LPN on-site dedicated to our staff and
residents. Please apply online at www.

449 Driver, Shipping &

sign on bonus. Huge weekly pay, great
home time, co. excellent benefits. O/P's.
78% of line haul Plate Program+100%
FS. CDL-A 18 mo's exp. Local/regional/
OTR. Tom, 855-395-7502 x6855
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
873-6671 or 835-6677.

508 Child Care & Nurseries

QUALITY CHILDCARE available by loving provider w/ 30+ years experience.
Healthy meals/snacks, small group, lots
of fun/educational activities. Reasonable
rates. For more information, call 608873-1926 or 608-719-9686

548 Home Improvement

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

564 Roofing
13 years experience. Fully insured.

576 Special Services

Persons/Vehicles, People Locator,
Homicide, Arson, etc. Joy's Private
Detective Agency, 608-712-6286 or

586 TV, VCR & Electronics

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

602 Antiques & Collectibles

"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"
Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
200 Dealers in 400 Booths
Third floor furniture, locked cases
Location: 239 Whitney St
Columbus, WI 53925

606 Articles For Sale

RECOVER PAINTING offers all carpentry, drywall, deck restoration and all
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.


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

646 Fireplaces,
Furnaces/Wood, Fuel
Hardwood. Volume discount. Will
deliver. 608-609-1181

648 Food & Drink

554 Landscaping, Lawn, Tree &

Garden Work
trimming, roto tilling, Garden
maintenance available.608-235-4389

CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It

pays to read the fine print.

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)
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for The Courier Hub unless changed
because of holiday work schedules. Call
now to place your ad, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

652 Garage Sales

1124 FURSETH ROAD, Stoughton.
8/20 10am-5pm, 8/21-22 8am-5pm. Day
bed, lamps, window scarves, pillows,
pressure-cookers, buffet server-warmer,
Showtime rotisseries, Pampered Chef,
electric turkey fryer, household items,
Grandma's dishes-dresser-vintage items,
brand-name clothes baby to adult, toys/
games, yard tools, drills, grinder, and
boys/teen girls/womens clothing and
shoes, and miscellaneous. 8/20 5-7pm,
8/21 8am-4pm, 8/22 8-10am.
BROOKLYN 59 Union Rd, Aug 22,
7-Noon, Craftsman Radial Arm Saw,
Table Saw, Skil Saws, Scaffoldling,
Sawsall, Bit Sharpener, Troy Bilt Roto
Tiller (used one season), Grease Guns,
Planer, Step Ladders, Mud Box and
Hoe, Air Compressor, Evinrude Boat
Motor, Misc Fishing Supplies, Hundreds
of Tools and Misc Items
Rd, 8/21-8/22, 7am-5pm. Crib/changing table, headboard/dresser, storage
cabinet, boy's baby/toddler/adult clothes,
toys, household and misc items. Priced
to sell!
TO THE V FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH! Large oak desk, furniture, mosaic garden stones, baseball/
football trading cards, thimbles, antique
washboards, pictures, girls' clothing (newborn-18 months), baby items,
books, homemade body balm, baked
goods, AND MUCH MORE! 2756 Alice
Circle, Stoughton. 7am-2pm Fri. Aug. 21
and Sat. Aug. 22.
August 21-22 at 714 Kensington Square
8am-5pm. Items include some furniture,
oak round table, oak and tile round
table with leaf, Adirondack chairs, chaise
lounge, Longenberger baskets, hose and
caddy, misc. kitchen items, some small
appliances, wrought iron attire, 8' step
ladder and many other items.
MOVING SALE. Solid wood queensized futons, queen-sized daybed, several hardwood dressers, quality lighting
fixtures, plus miscellaneous. By appointment only: 608-239-6942.
STOUGHTON 2602 Iverson Rd.
8/27-29, 7am-5pm. Household, clothes,
decorations, furniture, tools, gates, misc.

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

House For Sale

Serene view of river and

wildlife on one acre property.
Appointments only. 608.239.6942

Stoughton Chamber of Commerce

Seeks New Executive Director

Park Vernon Apartments has 1 & 2 bdrms.
apartments immediately available!
Small pets welcome!

$560 all utilities included!

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

Call for a FREE application

A Better Way
of Living


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


seeking a qualified General Manager. This is a multi-location
energy, C store and grocery cooperative with sales of $56
million. Successful agricultural business management
experience desired. To Apply For
more info contact David Lemmon, 320-283-5938 or Email (CNOW)

Azura Memory Care is always looking for exceptional

caregivers to join our team. Experience in the field
is a plus, but we are most interested in the care and
compassion you demonstrate to the people we serve.
To view our current openings and apply please visit:


$5000 Sign On Bonus! Run Regionally, Be Home Weekly and Excellent
Benefits. $65-$75K Annually. Call Today 888-409-6033, Or Apply Online Class A CDL Required (CNOW)
in over 179 Wisconsin newspapers! Only $300/week. Call this
paper or 800-227-7636 (CNOW)

This full-time, exempt position is responsible for the

managing of all functions and operations of the chamber
and supports member businesses by carrying out
the strategic priorities set by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for management and coordination of all
organizational activities. Directs all planning to carry out
Chamber objectives and implement Chamber policies.
Manages Chamber of Commerce staff. Perform other
duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Board of
Directors/Executive Committee.
For a full job description please go to:
Application/resum deadline:
Open until filled
Send resums to:
532 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589
or email to

GOT AN older car, boat or RV?

Do the humane thing. Donate it to the
Humane Society. Call 800-990-7816

688 Sporting Goods

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

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

696 Wanted To Buy

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

705 Rentals
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $725 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
OREGON 1 Bedroom Upper, utilities
included. No pets, no smoking. Security
deposit $550.00
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4036
house, North Forrest Street. Appliances.
Basement washer/dryer. Window A/C.
Deck. Off-street parking. No pets. Suitable for 2 people. $715/month+ utilities/
security deposit. 608-225-9033 or 608873-7655.
VERONA 2 bdrm, heat incl, lease, no
pets, available now. $695/mo. 608-8456591

720 Apartments
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

750 Storage Spaces For Rent

10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900
Located behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
Oak Opening Dr. behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Call: 608-509-8904

Yahara River Property


We can install the larger

trees that your
landscaper cant. We have
thousands of big trees for
you to pick from. We have
been in business since
1992. Advanced root
stimulation is included.
Two year guarantee.
or call John at 838-3290.

WANTED: Autos and scrap iron.

Steve's Recycling. Monroe, WI.


carrier currently has solo/team positions
available. Competitive pay based on
experience. Scheduled hometime. Midwest and West Coast Traffic Lanes.
Consistent miles and NO EAST COAST.
1-800-645-3748 to apply.

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

672 Pets


Sets from $99. All sizes in stock! 40
styles! 2133
Eastern Ave, Plymouth, WI 920-8926006. Open 7 days a week. (wcan)


163 Training Schools

390 Auto: Wanted To Buy


Providing all services for 25 years.

650 Furniture



Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
873-6671 or 835-6677.

Residential & Commercial.
Fully insured.
608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025


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

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

DRIVERS NEEDED for growing

company; new trucks arriving.
Solo avg. 2500-3500 mpw
Team avg. 5000-6500 mpw
100% no touch freight
Repeat customers
Great pay pkg. w/bonus
Health/Dental/ Vision/HSA
401k/vacation/holiday pay
1 yr. Class A exp preferred
1-888-545-9351, ext. 13 (wcan)


August 20, 2015




Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
5x10 thru 12x25
Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
Call 608-424-6530 or
10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.
6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-206-2347
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
990 Farm: Service &

CRANDON WI: For sale by owner:

40 acres wooded high land. Excellent
hunting & buildable. $69,900. More land
available. Financing available. 715-4782085 (wcan)

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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


Annual Production Sale + 23 foals &
1 AQHA broodmare, Sat Aug 29 @
6pm. Taylor, WI 608-989-9300 www. (wcan)

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the option to renew your
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16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

Find updates and links right away.

Walgreens, the Nations leading drug store chain is looking

for motivated candidates to join us at our state-of-the-art
Distribution Center in Windsor, WI. Must be able to pass a
criminal background check & drug screen.

Search for us on Facebook as

Stoughton Courier Hub
and then LIKE us.

Second shift general warehouse positions



Weekend general warehouse positions

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Asset Protection Positions First Shift, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Full/Part TimePositions
Positions Available
Excellent Wages
Wages Paid Training
CDL Program
Paid Training
Bonus (If Applicable)
Positions Available in
Bonus (If Applicable)
Madison and Verona

renew your

970 Horses

Starting pay $13.20 an hour

Positions Available in
Call: 608-255-1511
and Verona

Apply online:
Apply in Person:E-mail:
5501 Femrite
Drive Madison, WI

Apply in Person: 5501 Femrite Drive Madison, WI

We are seeking compassionate & conscientious caregivers

to help our seniors on a variety of shifts. We offer competitive wages, shift & weekend differentials, as well as health,
dental & PTO to eligible staff. Paid CBRF training provided.

Water Safety
and Lifeguards
The Stoughton Area School District is accepting
applications for Water Exercise Instructors
and Lifeguards at the Stoughton High School
Pool. Applicants should possess National
Certification for Aerobics or Water Exercise or
a minimum of one year experience teaching
water exercise. Required certification: First Aid
& CPR. Starting pay $7.90/hr. (lifeguard) and
$9.90/hr. (instructor). Must be 18 years of age
or older to apply.

Online applications accepted

under Support Staff at:



Serving Electric, Water & Wastewater Since 1886

Join the team at McFarland State Bank!

We are a successful $425 million independent

community bank headquartered in McFarland, WI
serving Dane County. We are currently offering a few
excellent full and part-time opportunities within a
professional environment for the individual who enjoys
serving customers and believes the customers bank
experience should be a positive one.
Previous teller experience preferred.
Responsibilities include:
Daily processing of customer transactions,
cross-selling and providing information on bank
products and services. This position requires
prior cash handling experience.
If you possess a great attitude, enjoy serving
customers, are well organized, detail oriented and
thrive on a variety of tasks, this position is for you.
Computer proficiency is a plus! Flexible schedule(s)
possible. This is a great opportunity for those
attending school and working.

The City of Stoughton is seeking a full-time Facilities

Maintenance Specialist. The purpose of this position is
to perform building and grounds maintenance and repair
at City office buildings. The position requires the ability
to evaluate maintenance building related issues and work
independently and efficiently to address them. Minimum
requirements for this position are a High School diploma
or equivalent with vocational/technical training in Mechanical Maintenance or a related field and 3 years of building
maintenance experience or any combination of education
and experience that provide equivalent knowledge, skills,
and abilities. Hours: 7:30-4:30 with occasional adjustment to hours to accommodate certain maintenance projects. Compensation $18.98-$24.67 per hour. Application
deadline: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 4:30pm. The City
of Stoughton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please
complete the City of Stoughton Application and return to
City of Stoughton, 381 E Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589,
ATTN.: Human Resources
To see the full description of this position and find our
online application please visit:{E6448C52-D0F64F91-9FB8-85A7C5A1738D}&DE={FCBF419D-61AA4DB9-B72C-AADD95FFA486}

Join the team at McFarland State Bank!

We are a successful $425 million independent
community bank headquartered in McFarland, WI serving
Dane County. We are currently offering an excellent
full-time opportunity within a professional environment.
Working within the retail banking team, this individual
will serve current, new, and prospective clients with not
only a great attitude, but with the knowledge of a variety
of financial tools too. Activities include, but are not limited
to, consumer lending, cross sell deposit services &
products, discuss and quote interest rates, execute
account changes and other pertinent account information.
Opening and processing new accounts. If you enjoy
serving external and working with internal clients, are
well organized, detail oriented, and thrive on a variety of
tasks, this position is for you.

Does this opportunity match your desired career path

and qualifications? If yes, you are invited to submit
your resume and completed MSB job application* to:

This full time position offers a competitive salary and

benefits including 401(k), paid vacation and cafeteria plan.
This position is located at our McFarland location.
Does this opportunity match your desired career path and
qualifications? If yes, you are invited to submit your
resume and completed MSB job application* to:

McFarland State Bank is an Affirmative Action/

Equal Opportunity Employer.

McFarland State Bank is an Affirmative Action/

Equal Opportunity Employer.

*our job application is found in the career section

of our website:

*our job application is found in the career section

of our website:

Community Banking Since 1904


McFarland State Bank

Attn: Holly Heuer, VP Marketing & HR
P.O. Box 7, McFarland, WI 53558
or e-mail Holly at


McFarland State Bank

Attn: Holly Heuer, VP Marketing & HR
P.O. Box 7, McFarland, WI 53558
or e-mail Holly at

Community Banking Since 1904

The City of Stoughton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking a qualified candidate

to perform collections and customer service tasks for Stoughton Utilities, a non-profit
Electric, Water, and Waste-water utility with a customer base that is 90% private individual,
and 10% business. This positions tasks include, but are not limited to: coordinating the
collection of delinquent accounts through existing methods and policies, researching and
recommending new collection methods and policies, implementing customer credit checks
and requiring customer deposits as necessary, negotiating deferred payment agreements,
working with third-party collection and reporting services, proactive customer outreach and
education, resolving complaints filed with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, and
specialized customer service as it relates to utilities delinquent account collections.
Candidates must possess:
High school diploma, vocational training in bookkeeping, accounting or related, with
4-years of private individual account collections experience required, or any combination
of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge of collections and bankruptcy law is required. Familiarity of Chapters
PSC113 and/or PSC185 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code as they relate to utility
collections is strongly preferred.
Experience with Wisconsin Small Claims Court filings and wage garnishment is strongly
This is a full-time, non-represented, non-exempt position. The offered salary for this
position is $18.86-$20.82 per hour, depending upon qualifications and experience, with a
competitive benefits package.
Employment applications are available from the Office of the City Clerk and Personnel
Director, 381 E. Main St., Stoughton, WI 53589 or at http://employment.stoughtonutilities.
com. Resumes are welcome, but must be accompanied by a completed application form.
Submit resumes and applications to the Human Resources and Risk Management Director
at Stoughton City Hall. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.adno=424098-01



We are a thriving, growing, debt-free, nation-wide, post

frame construction company headquartered in Verona,
Wisconsin. Our success is predicated upon our high sense
of urgency and exceeding our customers expectations.


The preferred candidate has experience in personal

banking and consumer lending. Strong written and
interpersonal skills, self-motivation and solid computer
skills are also preferred.

These Teller positions are available at our

McFarland and Downtown Stoughton locations.

City of Stoughton Utilities

Utilities Collections Technician

Facilities Maintenance Specialist

Personal Banker/
Consumer Lender

Teller Positions


600 South Fourth Street

P.O. Box 383
Stoughton, WI 53589-0383




to request an

For more information about these openings and to apply, go to:

Walgreens is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes individuals diverse talents and
backgrounds. Walgreens promotes and supports a drug-free and smoke-free workplace

to download
an application:

.50 an hour shift dierential for working second shift

Come join an industry leader! We oer competitive pay
and benets, including medical, dental, prot-sharing
(401k), store discounts, and more!

Walgreens Distribution Center

4400 State Hwy 19 Windsor, WI 53598

Resident Caregivers/CNAs

8210 Highview Drive - Madison



830 Resort Property For Sale

Courier Hub

Diesel Mechanics / Equipment Maintenance

Over the Road Drivers
Mail Room / Administrative Support
Sales Assistant
Assistant General Manager of Operations
We offer competitive wages based on experience and opportunities for career growth. Full Benefits including life,
health, dental and disability plans, paid vacation and holidays, along with a 401(k) Retirement Plan.
Cleary Building Corp. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a smoke-free/drug-free work place.
Pre-employment substance abuse testing and background
checks are performed. Veterans are encourage to apply.
To apply, complete an online application at or e-mail a resume and cover letter to



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


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August 20, 2015


August 20, 2015

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Photo by Bill Livick

Stoughton artist Anne Olson moved back to her hometown

last year and has opened her home as studio space with a

Olson: Car wreck in 2011

Photo submitted

of the Month
paused promising art career Yard
The home of Kristin and David Pernic, 820 Lincoln Ave., has been chosen as the August Yard of the Month by Stoughton Heritage Garden
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I found a wheelchair at
a thrift store for $10, she
said with apparent glee.
Its so much cheaper than
renting one.
She returned to Stoughton after living for a year
in Brooklyn, N.Y. where
she came across and purchased an old-world
lithography press a rare,
invaluable find for a printmaker. The press originated in Europe, probably
Germany, and is over 100
years old, Olson said.
With the new equipment, shes been experimenting with recording
movement in nature on
litho plates, she said.
The idea is to use the
tools that already exist in
nature, she explained.
Its all here.
In Olsons case, nature
is in her heavily wooded
back yard. Shes delved


into nature movement for

years as an artist, she said.
I record movement in
nature, so thats why the
woods is really perfect,
she said.
She recently was accepted as a guest scholar for
the fall semester at UWMadison, where shell
work with graduate students in an etching class.
Olson said returning to
her hometown, buying a
home and repurposing it as
a studio and micro-gallery
has helped her regain my
The community
response has been so supportive, she said. Ive
invited friends from San
Francisco to come and
make work with me, and I
have an ideal place to do it
without leaving home.
Anyone wishing to visit
Olsons gallery home can
make an appointment by
calling 444-9676.

All Through the House hosted
its fifth annual Coffeecake
Contest, Saturday, Aug. 15,
during the citys Coffee Break
Festival. Three judges Becky
Baumeister, Connie Salveson,
and Claudia Quam tasted and
debated over their selection
among the nine entries. The
judges favorite was Banana
Coffee Cake submitted by Jane
Zagrodnik of Oregon. The store
guests then tasted the cakes
and voted for their favorites. The
peoples choice coffeecake was
QueQue (Chilean Coffee Cake)
submitted by Lynn Starck
of Stoughton. Both winners
were treated to two USA Pan
Bakeware pieces of their choice.
All runners up were issued a
$10 gift card to All Through
The House. To see the cakes
and their recipes, visit
Photo by Scott Girard

Dr. Fennig, Dr. Doshi and the staff of

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Last sounds
of summer


The Stoughton City Band filled

the air with music July 30 outside Skaalen. The band entertained residents of the facility
and many other guests, too, on
the warm summer evening. The
concert was the groups last for
the summer.

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At left, Roger Gohlke directs the

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