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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Vol. 131, No. 18

Oregon, WI

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Village of Oregon

Debt, fire
lead to plan
for 3% hike

under its proposed 2016

The Village Board
will review and possibly
approve the budget village
administrator Mike Gracz
Bill Livick
drafted following a public
Unified Newspaper Group
hearing Monday, Nov. 16,
at Village Hall.
Increased spending on
The Village of Oredebt payments, fire/EMS gon is looking to spend
and senior services would about $680,000 on street
lead to a 3 percent increase
in Village of Oregon taxes
Turn to Budget/Page 3

Civic campus
planning prompts
village to look ahead

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Unmasking the Halloween scene

The Village of Oregon held trick-or-treating on Oct. 31 despite the cold, rainy weather.
Above, Isaac Whisler, 3, and Chase Whisler, 5, of Belleville, visited their grandmothers neighborhood in Oregon for trick-or-treating on Halloween. The boys, dressed as Batman and Spiderman,
approach Stephanie Bartley for candy near Main and Scott streets.

Village of Brooklyn

Fire/EMS costs
cause budget stress
Nov. 9 budget
hearing could
include more cuts
Scott Girard
Unified Newspaper Group

Staying in character as Sadness

from the movie Inside Out,
Alex Anderson, 10, pouts even
when presented with free fudge
at The Chocolate Caper.

Cheyenne Jones and her daughter Ania, 4, get candy from a home
along South Perry Pkwy. The yard, which belongs to Dan Harms,
has been decorated as a spooky cemetery each Halloween for the
last 14 years.

Rashad Marshall, 4, tries to

decide what prize to choose
after playing a ball toss game
during a Trunk-or-Treat event at
First Presbyterian Church.

The Village of Brooklyn board has had to make

tough decisions this budget
season, and the cutting may
not be done yet.
Although the current budget proposal is below the
villages levy limit, village
clerk Carol Strause told
the Observer the board will

look at a line-item budget at

the public hearing at 6:30
p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at
Village Hall to find ways to
reduce an expected tax rate
Even though the committees did line items, the
board did not do any lineitem review yet, Strause
If no more cuts are made,
the mill rate for 2016 would
be $9.47 per $1,000 of
property value, up 25 cents
from last year, or 2.7 percent. That would amount

Turn to Brooklyn/Page 5

One veterans story

Oregon Area Historical Society has former resident Onsruds WWII diary
Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

Remembering veterans is a tradition in

the United States every Nov. 11, but at the
Oregon Area Historical Society Museum,
every day is a day to remember the residents who have served in the armed forces.
One of the more interesting of the

many historical artifacts at

the museum is a 50-page
journal written by former
Oregon resident Eunice
Onsrud, entitled, My Story
of Military Service: 6669th
WAC Headquarters Platoon
- The Upforwardest WACs
in the World. (The name

Onsrud, during her

WWII service

came because they were anywhere from

10-35 miles from the front lines) It was
transcribed by her sister, Naomi Rockwell
and given to the society.
In the journal, Onsrud describes how she
got into the war, and her exploits with the
Womens Army Corps (WAC) as she followed the U.S. Fifth Army from Algeria to
Italy. She died in 2005 at the age of 86.

Off to war
Onsrud, then 23, enlisted in the Womens Army Corps as an aviation cadet on
Dec. 23, 1942. The next month, she was
sent to Des Moines for basic training,
which consisted of mundane things like
calisthenics and KP (kitchen police) as

Turn to Veterans/Page 12


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November 5, 2015

Hwy. M crash injures 3 Tuesday morning

Jacob Bielanski
Unified Newspaper Group

Photo by Carolyn Schultz

A tractor sits overturned on Cty. Hwy. M Tuesday, Nov. 3, after a

collision with an SUV.

The two collided, resulting

in a 29-year-old man and a
29-year-old woman being
transported via ambulance
to UW Hospital with what

appeared to be minor injuries.

The 38-year-old male
driver of the tractor also
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Budget: Net new growth allows for $100K increase

Continued from page 1
improvements next year,
along with increasing its
contributions to the Oregon
Area Fire/EMS District by
$33,000 and the Oregon
Area Senior Center by
more than $31,000.
Part of the increase in
taxes is aimed at ensuring future flexibility with
the potential of eventually
building a new civic campus.
Gracz proposed increasing the village tax levy
for post-2005 borrowing
to $900,000 in his proposed 2016 budget, a 19.2
percent increase from the
$755,000 the village levied for debt this year. That
$145,000 change would
largely be responsible for
a 5.2 percent increase in
the village tax levy, which
would result in an estimated $35.31 increase in
village property taxes on a
home valued at $225,000,
to $1,242.
Were trying to position the budget so that if we
end up borrowing for buildings and things like that, we
dont spike the taxes in the
future, Gracz said. Thats
the increase thats driving
the tax levy this year.
The village had another
strong year of growth last
year, with its 2.24 percent net new construction
higher than many other
municipalities in the area.
That $20.16 million in
growth allows the village
to increase its general fund
revenue for next years
budget by $100,720.
The average assessed

If you go

Capital budget

What: Village of Oregon

2016 budget hearing
Where: Village Hall, 117
Spring St.
When: 5 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 16
Info: 835-3118

2016 proposed
Police department onofficer cameras: $22,135
Public works jet vac
truck: $400,000
Park lawn tractor:
Computer server:

home value in the village

increased from $220,000
last year to $225,000 in
2015 a 2.93 percent
change. Total assessed value for the village increased
by 4.55 percent, from
$893.5 million last year to
$934.2 million this year,
partly because of increased
home values and partly
because of new construction.
The budget is pretty
close to last year, Gracz
said. Were mainly talking about equipment and
projects. There isnt much
to talk about in the general
fund. We try to keep the
operating costs as close to
last year as possible.

Planned spending
The relatively large
increase in the villages
contribution to the Oregon
Area Senior Center is due
to multiple reasons.
The center had a $10,000
loss of revenue for its adult
day program this year, as
well as a $10,000 increase
in family health insurance
for a new employee. The
biggest factor, however, is
that the villages share of
people using the senior center continues to increase relative to other municipalities

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Mill rates
2012: $5.24
2013: $5.48
2014: $5.64
2015: $5.48
2016: $5.52
that contribute to the center
the Village of Brooklyn
and the towns of Oregon
and Rutland.
As with the senior center, the villages share of
the costs of the Oregon
Area Fire/EMS District
goes up a little bit each
year, Gracz noted, adding
that Oregon now has 62.53
percent of the districts
The increase in the villages share, to $465,000,
is also partly because the
district plans to add two
full-time firefighters to
its budget, although it
expects to reduce its spending for paid-on-call staff
by $100,000, chief Jack
Mlnarik said.
So essentially were
getting two full-time

positions for $40,000, he

told the Village Board at
its Oct. 12 budget meeting.
Among the roughly
$685,000 in proposed
spending on streets, the village plans to spend about
$490,000 on the reconstruction of North Burr
Oak Avenue from Jefferson Street to the Badfish
Creek, as well as rebuilding Elm Street and South
Main Street next year.
Gracz said the village
may forgo the Elm Street
and Main Street projects
and instead work on Jefferson Street in a joint project
with Dane County.
It may be too late to
strike a deal with the county, and if it is, then well
go back and do Elm and
Main, he said. Its probably pretty close to a wash,
whether we do Jefferson
or the other two. Were
probably going to have to
go out to borrow for that,
but wont until we have an
The proposed budget
on streets includes up to
$20,000 for crack filling,
$40,000 for chip sealing,
and $151,500 for mill and
overlay projects, in which
the street surface is pulverized and resurfaced.
Gracz also included
$50,000 in his proposed
budget for relocating
the village compost site,
which will need a new
home when the village
extends North Perry Parkway through Jaycee Park, a
project slated for 2017.

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Town of Oregon

Budget plan calls for tax increase

Fire/EMS costs lead
spending items
Scott Girard
Unified Newspaper Group

Town of Oregon residents

would see a nearly 10 percent
increase in their property tax
bill if the proposed 2016 budget is approved next week.
The budget, which will
have a public hearing at 6
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11
at Town Hall, 1138 Union
Road, calls for a 22-cent
increase per $1,000 of property value from 2015. That
would add $44 to the taxes on
a $200,000 home.
The biggest increase is
from rising Fire/EMS district
costs, especially as the district
tries to purchase a new ambulance to replace the 1998
model, which is half of the
The life is gone out of it,
Town Sup. Phil Van Kampen said of the vehicle, which
was purchased used five or
six years ago. Typically, an
ambulance will last 10 years.
Van Kampen, who also
sits on the Fire/EMS District
board, said costs have also
steadily increased for personnel as fewer volunteers or
paid-on-call staff are available.
Theres a significant commitment to get trained for that
position, he said. A lot of
people dont want to make
that investment for a parttime job.
Town clerk Denise Arnold

If you go
What: Town of Oregon
budget hearing
When: 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Where: Town Hall, 1138
Union Road
acknowledged that the budget
is hitting the taxpayers pretty
hard, but said its tough for
towns and villages around the
You keep looking at your
own budget and youre trying
to keep your expenses down
and everything keeps
going up in cost, Arnold
Other reasons for the proposed increase include a new
truck purchased to help with
snowplowing and redoing the
floors at Town Hall.
Town Chair Wayne Ace
said the new truck, which
will be smaller than the fullsize plows, would help get
to cul-de-sacs and subdivisions quicker. Currently, Ace
said the town has to focus
on the main roads and leave
the subdivisions until later,
but were hoping we can do
everything all at once with
the new truck.
The cost would be partially
offset by selling two pieces of
equipment, Ace added.
Other increases include
three loan payments to Fire
and EMS districts, Arnold

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A crash between an SUV

and a tractor on County
Hwy. M Tuesday morning
injured three and closed the
road for approximately two
Fitchburg Police spokesman Rodd Rettler told the
Observer a black Honda
Ridgeline traveling westbound on the road attempted
to pass two vehicles and the
tractor, at the head of the
line, as the tractor began
making a left turn near the
Oregon Correctional Facility
at approximately 7:20 a.m.

said, via private conveyance. Rettler said the tractor driver appeared to have
suffered a minor injury to
his right wrist after being
ejected from the vehicle.
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crash required officers to
close Hwy. M between Cty.
Hwy. MM and Caine Road
for approximately two
Oregon Fire and EMS
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The driver of the Honda
received a municipal citation
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Staff changes at UNG

Reporter Kate Newton has
joined the staff of Unified Newspaper Group.
Newton, a 2014 University of
Arizona graduate and native of
Flagstaff, Ariz.,
takes over an opening left open by
the exit of Mark
Ignatowski, who
moved to Minnesota. Newton has Newton
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the Isthmus and
has had internships with Arizona

Public Media, the Arizona Daily

Star and the Tucson Weekly and
has lived in Wisconsin for about
a year.
Jacob Bielanski moved from a
community reporter position to
take over many of Ignatowskis
government coverage duties,
including public safety, planning
and a variety of Fitchburg government beats. Newton will take over
that community reporter position,
covering a variety of beats in all
of UNGs communities and handling website and social media

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I am proud to live in Oregon
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Oregon is rich with intelligent,
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values and opinions that can

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to a $50 increase in village

property taxes for the owner
of a $200,000 home, though
thats an overall rate that
does not account for the differences between Green and
Dane counties (and factors
out tax-increment financing
districts), Strause noted.
Two of the larger new
expenses for 2016 include
a full-time public works
employee that could begin
in July and a part-time utilities clerk. Strause said both
of those could be considered
for further cuts on Monday.
To get below the levy
limit set by the state, initial
cuts have included a website update, mailing costs
for the monthly newsletter, though it would still be
published online, and other
smaller items, according to
draft minutes from an Oct.
21 special meeting.
The cuts became necessary largely because of
increases in the cost of fire
and EMS service. Strause
told the Observer the fire/
EMS district requested an
increase to $60 per capita
this year, up from the $40
per capita the village has
paid in the past, and much
higher than the $15 per
capita a decade-old contract
calls for. The board voted to
pay the contracted $15 per
capita plus a lump sum to
equal $40 per capita.
Even though its a joint
contract, the problem is on
the EMS side, Strause said.
EMS director Dan Dean
said that the district board
had approved their $60 per
capita budget earlier this
year to allow them to pay
more for daytime hours for
EMTs. Currently, volunteers get $2 per hour, but
the number of them and
their availability are dwindling, Dean said.
We would not be able
to hire any people to work
during the day, Dean said
of the $40 per capita. We
would have to rely on volunteers and youd have
some significant amounts of
time during the day where
our ambulances wouldnt be
in service.
Costs for fire and EMS
service are going up around
the area, with the Oregon
Fire and EMS district also
costing more for nearby
municipalities and Verona
and Fitchburg expecting
large increases over the two

court move

If you go
What: Brooklyn budget
When: 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 9
Where: Village Hall, 210
Commercial St.
or three years. Some of the
cost increase relates to refinancing of debt, as well,
though the EMTs are the
biggest factor.
There was a lot of EMTs
here, and theyre all volunteers and they work very
hard, Strause said. Its a
bad situation, because those
that are there are working
very hard.
At that same Oct. 21
meeting, minutes show the
board removed longtime
fire/EMS district commissioner Roland Arndt,
who voted for the district
budget, and replaced him
with Village President Pat
Hawkey and village
trustee Kyle Smith did
not return voicemails or
emails over the past two
weeks requesting comment.
Strause said Smith has filed
open-records requests related to the fire districts budget.
The Nov. 9 meeting will
also include a discussion
about the fee for Oregon
Youth Center services, with
OYC director Diane Newlin asked to attend, according to the Oct. 21 minutes.

Holiday horse
parade is Nov. 14

The Village of Brooklyns agreement to combine its municipal court

with Belleville is in question after preliminary
numbers show a potential
doubling of costs.
The move earlier this
year was supposed to
save money, but initial
estimates show it could
actually increase costs by
nearly $9,000.
The Village Board is
considering pulling out of
the agreement, but would
have to do so in November. The nomination process for a judge begins in
December, and once that
has begun the village cannot back out of the deal
for four years, the length
of the judges term.
Weve not had meetings together, and that
needs to happen, said village clerk Carol Strause.
At that Oct. 21 meeting, the
four trustees in attendance
voted down a motion to
remove the $3,800 for OYC
from the budget on a 2-2
For more information on
the proposed budget, visit and click
on Budget on the lefthand menu.

Grilled Salmon Dinner

Saturday, November 14, 2015
from 4:30-8 p.m.
Rome Corners Intermediate School
1111 South Perry Parkway, Oregon

Call now to schedule

your fall clean-up.

Tim Andrews Horticulturist LLC

The annual Oregon

Holiday Horse Parade
will be held downtown
from 1-2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 14.
Over the years, horses
and their riders have
been dressed as angels,
grinches, santas, snowmen, fairies and other
original costumes.
Two judges will award
trophies for best group,
best holiday theme and
best original theme.
After the parade, all
spectators are invited
back to the staging area
to see horses up close
and get a good look at
the costumes.
The parade is sponsored by the Oregon
Horse Association and
the Oregon Chamber of

Caring for our Green World since 1978


If you go
What: Oregon
Holiday Horse Parade
When: 1-2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14
Where: Downtown
Info: sandragolemb@, 455-7104


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Oregon Firefighter/E

Craft Fair

Veterans Day Service


November 7
9 am-3 pm

Sunday, November 8, 201


Faiths Outreach Team invites you to join us for

our 7th annual Veterans Day Service to
recognize those who protect our freedoms.

For additional information:

Peggy Berman at
Fundraiser Oregon FF/EMT Association with proceeds being
used to enhance the Oregon Fire/EMS District



For more information, call (608) 835-3554

or e-mail Pastor Karl Hermanson at


Oregon Middle School

601 Pleasant Oak Dr., Oregon, WI
Admission: $2.00

Speaker: Mr. Erhard Opshal,

Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired

Oregon Observer

November 5, 2015


Coming up
Community open mic

on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Oregon

Ice Arena.
Learn the basic skills in a fun, safe
environment. Check-in and put on
hockey gear at 10 a.m., and the clinic
starts at 10:30 a.m.
To register for the free event, visit For information, contact Bob Johnston at 5764111 or email oregonlearn2play@

Everett Mitchell, candidate for

Dane County Circuit Court, will
speak during the community open
mic at Firefly Coffeehouse from 6-8
p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.
The theme of the free discussion,
sponsored by the Oregon Area Progressives, will revolve around the
recently passed and pending legislation aimed at restricting voting in
Hike, bonfire
A 40-minute documentary will also
The Oregon Area Wellness Coalibe shown about taking back votes. tion invites everyone to a free canRefreshments are available for pur- dlelight hike and bonfire with free
chase. For information, call 469-4843. smores and hot cocoa at Anderson
Farm County Park, 914 Union Road,
Auction fundraiser
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
The senior center will hold its seventh annual public auction fundraiser Firefighters/EMT craft fair
from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7.
The Oregon Firefighters/EMT
Bidding will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Association Craft Fair will be held
There will be scads of items to bid from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
on, including gift certificates to local 7, at Oregon Middle School, 601
businesses, collectibles, antiques and Pleasant Oak Dr. Kids activities will
household items.
be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will also be a pie sale and a
The cost is $2 for admission or free
dollar table. The auctioneer will be with a fabric donation for the Oregon
Riley Kahl.
Headliners 4-H Club. Food is also
For information, call 835-5801. available for purchase.
To see a list of items, visit facebook.
For information, call 262-215com/oregonareaseniorcenter.

12:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11

at the Oregon Fire Station, 117 Spring
To make an appointment, visit or call 1-800-7332767.


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

Friends of Brooklyn Fire/EMS


101 Second Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3852
Pastor Rebecca Ninke
9 a.m. Holy Communion
10 a.m. Fellowship

The November meeting of the

Friends of the Brooklyn Fire/EMS
will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 11, at the Brooklyn Fire Station.
The group will be discussing plans
for fundraising and support for the
departments. For information or to
become involved, contact Dave Hall

Holiday newsletters
Spruce up or start your holiday
newsletter at the library from 3-4:30
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
Get tips and tools and learn about
different programs you can use to create newsletters, with examples and
links to free templates online.
For information, call 835-3656.

Flu shots

Kim Shumaker, pharmacist with

Oregon Hometown Pharmacy, will
present information on current vaccinations and give flu shots to those
who request them at the senior center
Try hockey
Blood drive
at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
Oregon Hockey invites boys and
The American Red Cross will hold
To register, call 835-5801.
girls ages 4-9 to try hockey for free a Veterans Day blood drive from

Community calendar
Thursday, November 5

2 p.m., Grief and the Holidays,

senior center, 835-5801
6:30 p.m., Oregon-Brooklyn
Optimists Club meeting, State Bank
of Cross Plains, 744 N. Main St.,

Friday, November 6

9 a.m., Nutrition Education: If

Foods Are Safe, So Am I, senior
center, 835-5801
6-8 p.m., Community Open Mic,
Firefly, 469-4843

Saturday, November 7

9 a.m. to noon, Public Auction

Fundraiser, senior center, 8355801
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oregon
Firefighters/EMT Association Craft
Fair, Oregon Middle School, 601

Pleasant Oak Dr., 262-215-1924

10 a.m., Dads and Donuts,
library, 835-3656
10 a.m., Try Hockey for Free,
Oregon Ice Arena, 576-4111
6:30-8:30 p.m., Oregon Area
Wellness Coalition Hike and
Bonfire, Anderson Farm County
Park, 914 Union Road

Monday, November 9

6:30 p.m., Village of Brooklyn

Board meeting, Village Hall
7 p.m., Town of Dunn Plan
Commission meeting, Town Hall

Wednesday, November 11

11 a.m., Veterans Day program,

senior center
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Computer
Class: Pinterest ($15), senior center, 835-5801

Community cable listings

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

Thursday, Nov. 5
WOW: Oregon Village
Board Meeting (of Nov. 2)
ORE: Oregon Rotary
Fall Fest (of Oct. 4)
Friday, Nov. 6
Tractor Pull (of Sept. 5)
ORE: Prince and the
Pauper Play (of Dec. 12)
Saturday, Nov. 7
WOW: Athletics from
the Ancients Talk @ HMC
ORE: Gaelic Harp @
Oregon Library (of Sept.
Sunday, Nov. 8
Polkas @ Oregon Library
(of Oct. 20)
Monday, Nov. 9
WOW: Meet Abigail
Adams @ Oregon Senior
Center (of Oct. 22)
ORE: Oregon School
Board Meeting (of Oct.

Tuesday, Nov. 10
WOW: Casey and
Greg Music @ Oregon
Senior Center (of Sept.
Heroes @ Oregon
Library (of Aug. 6)
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Day 1-Ceremony @
Oregon War Monument
2-Speaker @ Senior
Center (of Nov. 11)
ORE: Scary Places
@ Oregon Library (of
Oct. 7)
Thursday, Nov. 12
House Silent Movie @
Oregon Senior Center (of
July 12)
ORE: Oregon School
Board Meeting (of Nov.

Call 835-6677 to advertise on the

Oregon Observer Church Page

12:30-5:30 p.m., Red Cross Blood

Drive, Oregon Fire Station, 117
Spring St., 1-800-733-2767
6:30 p.m., Friends of the Brooklyn
Fire/EMS meeting, Brooklyn Fire

Thursday, November 12

1 p.m., Vaccination Presentation

and Flu Shots by Hometown
Pharmacy, senior center, 835-5801
3-4:30 p.m., Holiday Newsletters,
library, 835-3656

Friday, November 13

4 p.m., Teen Advisory Board,

library, 835-3656

Saturday, November 14

8 a.m., Holiday light hanging,

meet at Bergey Jewelry
1 p.m., Oregon Holiday Horse
Parade, downtown

Senior center
Monday, Nov. 9
Meat Sauce over Spaghetti
Buttered California Mix

Garlic Bread
VO-Veggie Spaghetti Sauce
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Cheeseburger on Bun
Buttered Corn
Grape Juice
Confetti Cake
VO-Veggie Burger on Bun
Wednesday, Nov. 11
*BBQ Rib

Roasted Red Potatoes
Roasted Squash Peaches
Whole Wheat Bread Apple Pie
VO-Veggie Sausage
Thursday, Nov. 12
Vegetable Barley Soup
Philly Cheese on Bun
Fresh Orange
VO-Hummus Wrap
SO-Taco Salad
Friday, Nov. 13
*Pork Roast Gravy

Brown Rice
Buttered Green Beans

Fruit Cup
Multi Grain Bread
Strawberry Ice Cream
VO-Brown Rice and Beans

*Contains Pork

Monday, Nov. 9
9 a.m., CLUB
9 a.m., Wii Bowling
9 a.m., Planning Committee
10 a.m., Dominoes
1 p.m., Get Fit
1:30 p.m., Bridge
4 p.m., Weight Loss Support
Tuesday, Nov. 10
8:30 a.m., Zumba Gold
12:30 p.m., Sheepshead
12:30 p.m., Stoughton Shopping
Wednesday, Nov. 11
9 a.m., CLUB
9 a.m., Veterans Group
11 a.m., Veterans Day Ceremony
and Lunch
11 a.m., Pinterest
1 p.m., Euchre
1 p.m., Get Fit
2 p.m., Knit/Crochet Group
Thursday, Nov. 12
AMChair Massage
8:30 a.m., Zumba Gold
9 a.m., Pool Players
9 a.m., COA
10 a.m., Line Dancing
10:30 a.m., Wii Bowl Game Day
12:30 p.m., Shopping at Bills
1 p.m., Cribbage
1 p.m., Vaccination Presentation
and Flu Shots
1:30 p.m., Diabetic Support
Friday, Nov. 13
9 a.m., CLUB
9:30 a.m., Blood Pressure
9:45 a.m., Gentle Yoga
11 a.m., Chair Yoga
1 p.m., Get Fit


PO Box 233, Oregon
(608) 286-3121
Pastor Jim McCoid
10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry
Parkway, Oregon
201 Church Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3344
Pastor Aaron Alfred
9:30 a.m. Worship
143 Washington Street, Oregon
(608) 835-3554
Pastor Karl Hermanson
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
Holy Communion 2nd & last
408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC)
Oregon, WI
(608) 835-3082 -
Pastor Bob Vetter
10 a.m. Blended Worship
11 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship
11:15 a.m. All-ages activity
5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
Pastor: Phil Haslanger
Associate Pastor Twink JanMcMahon
8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship

Central Campus: Raymond Road and

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

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

Church, Stoughton, third

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

The Incredible Things We Believe

Christians believe a lot of things which many nonChristians find incredible, starting with the fact that God
became man in the form of Jesus. That an all-powerful,
all-knowing God would take the form of a human being is
a stumbling block for many. Christians also believe that
Jesus was perfect, never sinning during his thirty-plus
years here on earth. At the end of this sojourn, Jesus
allowed himself to be executed, and after dying, and being
dead for three days, we believe that he rose from the dead
and that he walked and talked and ate with his follwers for
a brief time before ascending bodily to heaven. Christians
believe that God then sent the Holy Spirit to minister to
us, and literally to enter into us. We believe that God is
inside us because we hear the still small voice of conscience, and believe that this is the voice of God. And we
believe that we are guided by that voice, the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes our faith is troubled by these things. They are
indeed incredible in the literal sense that they can be hard
to believe. But perhaps we believe them because we have
Gods spirit within us. And perhaps that spirit within us is
what makes us enthusiastic about these incredible things,
and perhaps they ring true to us because they are true to
our inmost being.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that
the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV

Jeremy Jones, sports editor

845-9559 x226

Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor

845-9559 x237
Fax: 845-9550


Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Oregon Observer

For more sports coverage, visit:

Boys soccer

Unfamiliar ground

Panthers stunned in
sectional final
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

It was not the result the Oregon

High School boys soccer team
expected Saturday, as its season
fell short of state for the first time
since 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Milton
in the WIAA Division 2 sectional
final at Reddan Soccer Park in
The game-deciding goal was an
own goal in the 55th minute.
Originally scheduled for an
early afternoon start in Waunakee, a rain-soaked field forced the
game to be moved to Reddan six
hours after the game was originally
planned for. That delay didnt ultimately affect the game, but it did
change the plan of preparation.
Still, it was Oregon that grabbed
the early lead with a goal by senior
AJ Breitbach in the 31st minute.
And it looked like the 1-0 lead
would hold until halftime as time
was winding down. But junior
Scotty Biancofiori had other plans.
After a turnover at midfield,
senior Devin Servin found Biancofiori near the box. Biancofiori
made a quick move and shot the
ball past senior goalie Matt Reisdorf. That made it 1-1 at halftime
and switched the momentum.
In the second half, a ball was sent
to the box as Biancofiori charged
in. An Oregon defender was able
to get in front of the pass hoping to
clear. Unfortunately, the ball ricocheted at a strange angle and bolted
past Reisdorf into the net.
Milton goalie Noah Rickman finished with three saves, including a
save on a free kick moments before
the own goal.
While a disappointing finish to
the season, seniors Zach Stone,
Dylan Ziomek, David Heim, Kjetil
Odden, Derek Martin, Zach Hanson, Jared Hann, Drew Christofferson, John Lopez, Sam Schaeffer,
Luke Hallinan, Reisdorf and Breitbach all still leave a legacy for the
Panthers soccer program.
Several of them had been to state
three years and were on the team
when Oregon won the state title in
2013. And the rest filled vacancies
left from the strong 2014 senior
class to help the Panthers reach its
fourth straight sectional final.
Oregon will look to get back
to state in 2015, once again hoping several newcomers can compete for spots on varsity, while
Oregons 200yard medley
relay (from
left) of Logan
Fahey, Willow
Kugel, Carolyn
and Hannah
Rau pose for
a photo on
the medal
stand of the
Badger South
swimming meet
in Stoughton.
The girls finished third in 1
minute, 58.18
Photo by Joe


unable to
slow the tide
at Badger
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Photo by Evan Halpop

Oregon junior Eric Moller (20) pursues Milton senior Mitch Roberts (4) while battling for position with senior Matt Sheehan
Saturday in a WIAA Division 2 sectional final at Reddan Soccer Park in Verona. Oregon lost to Milton 2-1 with an own goal in
the second half.

Oregon 2, Sauk Prairie 1

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Senior Matt Reisdorf blasts a goal kick during the first half Thursday in a WIAA
Division 2 sectional semifinal against Sauk Prairie at Oregon High School. The
Panthers held on for a 2-1 win and advanced to their fourth straight sectional final.

the returners junior goalie Ben

Prew, junior Erik Moller, junior
Luke Pearson, junior Alex Verhagen, junior Calvin Schneider,
junior Kierik Seeliger, junior Ryan

Lopez, junior Bryce Johnson,

junior Austin Bergemann, junior
Connor Jones and sophomore Matt
Pearson look to build on this season.

Thursdays 2-1 win over Sauk

Prairie was not an easy one for Oregon in the D2 sectional semifinal.
After grabbing a 2-0 lead at halftime, it was the Eagles that attacked
the net, getting one goal and then
having several opportunities to tie
the game in the final minute after
a sloppy finish, that included three
red cards.
Christofferson and Sauk Prairies
Javier Salazaar were both given red
cards due to pushing and shoving
late in the game, while Sauk Prairie
head coach Trevor Van Laanen was
also given a red card due to complaining about the call.
After a 10-minute delay, Sauk
Prairie was given a free kick with
just over 20 seconds left. But the
Panthers were able to block and
clear the shot, holding on for the
Breitbach scored 21 seconds into
the game, and Hann later drilled a
perfect pass to Luke Pearson in the
18th minute for a header goal that
it 2-0.
Sauk Prairies Austin Schmidt
and Van Laanen were both given
yellow cards near the end of the
first half.

After a solid effort by

the Oregon football teams
defense two weeks ago
at Milton, it seemed as
though the Panthers best
football was ahead of them.
However, poor tackling and solid execution
up front by second-seeded
Badger had sixth-seeded
Oregon looking like a team
that was regressing, instead
of progressing on its way
to a 42-14 loss in the
WIAA Division 2 Level 2
Despite scoring the
games first touchdown on
its first play from scrimmage, Oregons lead was
short-lived, allowing 42
unanswered points to Badger.
Senior quarterback Trent
Ricker found Sam Mueller
behind the Badger defense,
covering 75 yards in 12
seconds on the Panthers
opening drive.
Weve been running a
lot of first down and we
thought we could open up
with the pass a little more,
head coach Dan Kissling
said. We thought their
linebackers and defense
backs were kind of their
I think our kids thought
it was going to be a good
game at that point and that
we could move the ball on
them. But we got a little
shell-shocked by the way
they came back.
Badger covered 80 yards
on eight plays on its ensuing possession, which
lasted three minutes before
fullback Tyler VanDeVelde rushed for the first of
three touchdowns to even
things up.
Unable to ever get any
rhythm going with the running game, racking up just
96 yards on 28 yards, the
Panthers were forced to

Turn to Playoffs/Page 8

Girls swimming

Medley relay sets tone for

Panthers at conference
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

If you go

What: WIAA Division 1 sectionals

Carolyn Christofferson, Logan Fahey,
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Hannah Rau and Willow Kugel helped set
Where: Middleton High School
the tone Saturday for the Oregon/Belleville
girls swimming team at the Badger South
Conference meet.
The Panthers biggest point swing (36
The quartet tied a team-best third place,
posting a time of 1 minute, 58.18 seconds points), however, came via the 50 free
in the 200-yard medley relay and earned
Turn to Conference/Page 8
themselves a medal in the process.

November 5, 2015 Oregon Observer

Playoffs: Season comes to an end in WIAA Division 2 Level 2 playoffs

Continued from page 7

throw the ball more than they would like.
Following our first touchdown, they
played back and took those quick hitters
away from us, Kissling said. When you
cant run the ball, your passing game is
going to suffer.
Oregons next two possessions ended
in interceptions as Chase Craig undercut
a late throw from Ricker to Alex Duff
and Patrick Quinn followed with a diving
VanDeVelde, who had 202 yards rushing four touchdowns, scored on a 2-yard
touchdown run following the first turnover. He added a 9-yard touchdown run
before halftime and Isaac Ziervogel added
another to give Badger a commanding
28-7 lead at the half.
Badgers read-option offense rang up
393 yards on 53 carries and accounted
for six touchdowns, including two in the
third quarter for a 42-7 lead and a running
Its really hard to defend that offense.
Our No. 2s are a great scout team offense,
but they arent anything like that quarterback or fullback. There was no way
we could replicate that in practice at
their game speed, Kissling said. And
up front, they were just the better team
Once things started rolling for them,
we just couldnt stop it.
One of 23 seniors on this years team,
Lucas Mathews scored Oregons final
touchdown on a 12 yard run with 7:15 left
in the game.
That group of seniors leave a lot of
expectations for those younger kids to
look up too, Kissling said. All those
guys worked really hard and stuck together. They leave a huge legacy. We beat
Photo by Jeremy Jones
MG. We were close to winning the BadOregon
Level 2 game.
ger South title and they helped us win our
first playoff win since 2004.

Conference: Panthers finish fifth out of eight teams, turns attention to sectionals
Continued from page 7
where Christofferson,
Kugel and Claire Candell
all finished in the top 11.
Christofferson paced the
teams individual finishes,
earning a second medal
with her third-place finishes
in both the 50 free and 100
She finished behind
McFarland freshman Alex
Moderski and Edgewood
freshman Kaitlyn Barth in
A lot of the girls on the
team really like to watch
Carolyn swim, assistant

coach Michael Keleny said.

We can always count on
Carolyn to finish in the top
eight of her events.
Kugel touched the wall
a little less than a second
behind Christofferson in
the 50 free with her time of
26.29 good for fifth place
and a spot on the podium.
Though she didnt medal,
Candell scored six points
for Oregon with her 11th
place finish in 27.13.
Christofferson finished
behind a pair of Edgewood
swimmers (Lauren Bergmann and Barth) in the 100
backstroke, taking third in

Kugel again earned a spot

on the podium, adding a
fifth-place finish in the 100
free (57.85).
Rau took eighth-place
finish in the 200 free
(2:06.87) and later took
seventh in the 500 free with
her time of 5:38.43 getting to the podium in both
Oregon missed out on
points in the 200 free relay
where the team of Christofferson, Candell, Rau and
Kugel was disqualified.
Our lead swimmer
flinched and thats all it
took, Keleny said. The
girls fought hard all the way

through the relay to touch

out MG for third. It was
disappointing when we saw
the DQ, but they came right
back and didnt let it phase
The Panthers finished
fifth out of the eight schools
competing with 206 points.
Madison Edgewood, the
top ranked team in Division 2, took top honors with
591 points 128 ahead of
second-ranked McFarland.
Milton rounded out the
top three schools with 326
The Panthers JV team finished sixth out of the eight
JV teams with 118 points.

Laura Reimer finished

fifth in the JV 200 free,
Morgan Yaun took sixth
in the 50 and 100 free and
Kathleen Reif posted an
eighth-place finish in the
100 breaststroke JV.
Maddie Fischer, Rorie
Vander-Ploeg, Reimer and
Fahey took seventh-place
on the JV 200 free relay.
All our girls in the conference taper group dropped
time, Keleny said.
Edgewood won the
JV competition with 421
points, while Milton (397)
finished second.
Oregon travels to Middleton to take part in arguably

the states fastest sectional

at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Second-ranked Verona
Area/Mount Horeb, thirdranked Middleton highlight the field, which also
includes sixth-ranked
Madison Memorial, eighthranked Sun Prairie and
ninth-ranked Madison
We are hoping for topeight finishes from both our
200 free and medley relay,
Keleny said. Individually,
were shooting for the top
16. Just scoring points in
our sectional is going to be

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Evelyn Knoke

Evelyn Kullerstrand

In her younger years

On Friday, Oct. 30, 2015,

Evelyn Knoke Kullerstrand
was reunited with the love of
her life, Don. Born to Ernest
and Merlinda (Jaeggen)
Knoke on Feb. 20, 1926,
near Elcho, Evelyn was the
youngest of five children
and was raised in a GermanAmerican family who taught
her about faith in God and
hard work.
Evelyns family was selfreliant and started a logging
business. Her mother cooked
meals and ran logging camps
for lumberjacks with the help
of Evelyn and her brother
and sisters, while her father
ran the logging operation.
As the economy faltered in
the Depression, the family moved to a farm without
electricity or plumbing, providing everything they needed for food, and sold wood,

Randal W. Peach

Randal Peach

dresses, ice, eggs, chicken,

maple syrup and vegetables
for income.
Evelyn was an eager student, and with the help of
a neighbor learned to read
even before she started kindergarten. The family settled
in Wild Rose, where Evelyn
graduated high school in
1943, then held jobs at a
dime store and a raincoat factory.
A year later Evelyn aided
in the War effort, working at
Curtis Wright in Columbus,
Ohio, and received a sixmonth scholarship to Purdue where she was trained
in engineering drawing. She
drafted plans for Helldiver
After the war, she returned
to Wild Rose and worked
in the creamery for seven
years. With encouragement
from her brother Cal, a civil
engineer who was aware of
her aptitude for math, she
enrolled at Murray State
and then UW-Madison in
mechanical engineering. She
graduated with honors in
After an internship at
Oscar Mayer, she landed
a job as an engineer at RR
Donnelly in downtown Chicago, where World Book
Encyclopedias, Sears catalogs and Time magazines
were printed.
It was in Chicago that she
met Don Kullerstrand and
fell in love in their mid-30s.
He took her sailing on Lake
Michigan. They soon married and started a family, and
Evelyn supported the family
while Don finished medical
She warmly welcomed
Dons daughter Ginny into
the family. After living in
Milwaukee and Detroit for
Dons internship and residency, they settled in DePere,
where they raised their family in their fixer upper house
on the Fox River, and joined
Voice of Faith church.
Evelyn then focused on
raising their four children

and became an outstanding

domestic engineer, putting
her other career on hold.
She took her kids on nature
walks and enjoyed being a
Girl Scout camp counselor.
Evelyn enrolled each of her
children in Montessori, convinced that early childhood
education was important.
As Don became disenchanted with the rushed
pace of medical care, she
encouraged him to leave the
financial security of his job
and start his own practice
so he could give his patients
the care he thought they
deserved. They celebrated
with champagne and a candle
lit dinner. For the remainder
of his career, Evelyn was the
business manager of his OB/
GYN practice. Despite great
pressure, they jointly decided
their clinic would not provide abortions.
Evelyn delighted in seeing
their patients start their families. She helped to educate
new mothers on the advantages of breastfeeding, before
the benefits of breast milk
were widely understood.
She took great pride in helping to start the Green Bay
chapter of LaLeche League.
In her active years, Evelyn
enjoyed camping, sailing,
skiing, square dancing, riding her bike, reading, sewing
and listening to her extensive
collection of classical music.
Evelyns love for the Packers
never waivered, even when
they werent winning.
After retirement, Evelyn
and Don moved to Madison
to be closer to their grandchildren, joining All Saints
Lutheran Church. Evelyn
and Don adored their grandchildren, making each visit
by each grandchild a warm
memory. Evelyns deep
faith guided her throughout
her life and sustained her
through Dons illness and
death in 2008.
Evelyn was blessed with
many new friends in Oregon
when she moved to Rolling
Meadows in 2006 to be closer

wife of 25 years, Teresa;

daughters, Sidney and Madelyn; aunt and uncle,Delores
and Jack (dec.)Patchenwho
raised him; his father, Robert
Peach; brothers, Jim (Becky)
Peach, Ken Peach and David
(Annie) Patchen; and many
loving aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by his mother, Carol Peach;
and uncle, Jack Patchen.
A Celebration of Lifewas
held at Gunderson Oregon
Funeral Home, 1150 Park

St., Oregon, on Sunday,

Nov. 1, with fellowship to
follow. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to
the family, for an education
fund to be established for
his daughters. Online condolences may be made at
Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation
1150 Park Street

November 5, 2015

to Don, who was in assisted

living. She loved the time she
spent with her friends at exercise class at Oregon Senior
Center. She will be remembered for being rock solid
support for her family, her
kind heart, compassion, humble nature, her simple wants
and loving presence.
Evelyn is survived by
two sons and three daughters, Ginny Kullerstrand
of Orland Park, Ill., Laurie
(Norm) Richard of Ramona,
Calif., Scott (Diane) Kullerstrand of Dixon, Ill., Susan
(Tim) LeBrun of Oregon,
and Jim (Ellen) Kullerstrand
of Whitefish Bay; grandchildren, Nicole (Rick) Whitlow, Sean and Jesse Richard,
Emily, Erik and Ethan Kullerstrand, Elliot, Alex, Maddie and Nina LeBrun and
Paul and Matthew Kullerstrand; great-grandchildren,
Ryan and Alaina Whitlow;
brother, Cal (Elsie) Knoke of
Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and sister,
Lil Krause of Hibbing, Minn.
Evelyn was preceded in
death by her parents; husband, Don; grandson, Derek
Mitchell; and two sisters,
Arline and Ruth.
Funeral services will be
held at All Saints Lutheran
Church, 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg, at 11:30
a.m., on Monday, Nov. 9,
with the Rev. Richard Johnson presiding. Visitation will
be held at Gunderson Oregon
Funeral Home, 1150 Park
St., Oregon, from 4 p.m. until
6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8,
and at the church from 10:30
a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Her family
is establishing a scholarship
and memorial in her name.
Online condolences may be
made at
Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation Care
1150 Park Street

Oregon Observer

Jane Elaine Wikum

Jane Wikum

Jane Elaine Wikum, age

92, passed away peacefully at her home on
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.
She was born on Dec. 7,
1922, in rural Evansville,
the daughter of Arthur and
Jennie (Higday) Jones.
Jane graduated from
Brooklyn High School
in 1940, and then earned
her clerical degree from
MATC in Janesville.
After her schooling she
was employed by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture in Janesville and later
transferred to the USDA
office in Madison for six
On June 10, 1950,
she married the love of
her life Oyvind Wikum
and together they raised
four children. She was
employed by Wisconsin
Power and Light for 21
She was a member of
the Stoughton Hospital
Auxiliary and a volunteer for many years in the
Stoughton Hospital gift
shop. She also worked for
many years as an election

clerk for the Town of Rutland. Along with her husband she was a life-time
member of the Sons of
Norway and together they
attended many National
She is survived by her
daughters, Shirley (Reg)
Hildreth of San Jose,
Calif., and Janet (Steve)
Keller of Oregon; and son
Allan Wikum of Stoughton. She also leaves behind
many favorite nieces and
Jane was preceded in
death by her parents, husband, Oyvind in 2012 and
daughter Carol Ann in
2004. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, at Covenant
Lutheran Church, 1525 N.
Van Buren St., Stoughton, with the Rev. Mark
Petersen presiding. A visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 3 p.m.
to 6 p.m. at Cress Funeral
Home, 206 W. Prospect,
Stoughton and at the
church on Monday from
10 a.m. until the time of
services. Immediately following the service, family
and friends are invited to a
luncheon in the church fellowship hall. Jane will be
laid to rest next to her husband at Roselawn Memorial Park in Monona.
Please share your memories at
Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect
Stoughton, WI 53589

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Randal W. Peach, of Oregon, passed awayonMonday, Oct. 26, 2015, after a
brief battle with brain cancer. He was born on Dec. 20,
1966, in Stoughton.
Randy graduated from
Albany High School in 1985.
He was united in marriage to
his high school sweetheart,
Teresa Brewer on July 7,
1990. Randy attended Blackhawk Technical College and
worked for Monroe Truck
Equipment, and most recently forTrachtein Oregon.
He took great pride in his
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Dallas Cowboys fan. Randy
loved spending time with
his family and attending his
daughters sporting events.
His family was his whole
Randy is survived by his

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Richard David Modaff

Richard Modaff

Richard David Modaff,

age 59, died unexpectedly
on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015,
at Mercy Hospital, Janesville. He was born on Sept.
27, 1956, in Aurora, Ill., the
son of Clarence and Delores (Baker) Modaff.
Rich worked on the family dairy farm east of Evansville after his family moved
here from Illinois.Richard
started his own appraisal
service company, Modaff
Appraisals, which he ran
for more than thirty years in
Over the years, Rich was
involved in the Evansville

city government and was

on several boards including the Historic Preservation Board, the Park Board,
as well as the Evansville
Chamber of Commerce and
Tourism Board. He was a
past City Council Alderman, plus a member of the
Evansville Jaycees and St.
Pauls Catholic Church.
Rich was a loving and
devoted father, family
member, and was kind and
generous towards all he
knew. He was an avid Chicago Bears, Blackhawks,
and White Soxfan. He will
be greatly missed by family

and friends.
He is survived by his
son, whom he thought the
world of, Michael Modaff;
his siblings, Robert Modaff
and James Modaff both of
Evansville, Mary (Ashok
Rajput) Modaff of Madison
and Donald (Renee) Modaff
of Louisville, Ken.; nieces,
Rashmila Modaff, Tiffany McClure and Hannah
Modaff; aunts and uncles,
Gloria Fortman, William
Baker, Donald and Margaret Modaff; the mother
of his son, Kris Modaff
of Oregon; and brother of
his son, AJ Simonini of

He was preceded in death
by his parents, several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were
held on Saturday, Oct. 24,
at Ward-Hurtley Funeral
Home, Evansville with the
Rev. Kevin Dooley officiating. Burial followed
in Holy Cross Cemetery,
A fund for Michael is
being established at Union
Bank & Trust, 2 E. Main
St.,Evansville, WI 53536.
Condolences may be
expressed at Wardhurtley.

2. Section 1.31(1)(a) and (c) of the

Village Code of Ordinances [relating to
the Park Board] are amended to provide
as follows:
(a) The Village Park Board shall consist of 8 members. The Oregon Chamber
of Commerce, Oregon Rotary, and Oregon School District shall each submit a
list of proposed members to the Village,
and the Village president shall appoint
one member proposed by each organization. The Village Board shall appoint one
member. Three citizen members and one
student enrolled at Oregon High School
shall be appointed by the Village President subject to confirmation by the Village Board.
(b) [No change]
(c) One alternate student member
and one alternate to the non-student
members shall be appointed by the Village President, subject to confirmation
by the Village Board. When a non-student
member or the student member is absent
or does not vote due to a conflict of interest, the applicable alternate member
shall act with full power in place of such
member, including being counted for purposes of determining a quorum.
3. Section 1.34(1)(e) of the Village
Code of Ordinances [relating to the Library Board] is created to provide as
(e) One student enrolled at Oregon
High School who shall be appointed by
the Village President, subject to confirmation by the Village Board, for a term
of one year. The student appointee shall
serve as a non-voting member, shall
not participate in any closed session,
and shall not be counted in determining
whether a quorum is present.
4. Section 1.35(3) of the Village Code
of Ordinances [relating to the Historic
Preservation Commission] is amended
to provide as follows:
(3) In addition to the 7 members
provided for above, the Village Board
President shall make the following appointments, subject to confirmation of
the Village Board.
(a) An alternate member for a term
of one year. The alternate shall be a resident of the Village. The alternate shall

act, with full power, only when a member

of the Commission refuses or declines
to vote, is disqualified because of interest, or when a member is absent. Other
provisions herein appearing with regard
to removal and filling of vacancies, shall
apply to such alternate.
(b) A student enrolled at Oregon
High School for a term of one year. The
student appointee shall serve as a nonvoting member, shall not participate in
any closed session, and shall not be
counted in determining whether a quorum is present.
5. This ordinance shall take effect
upon passage and publication.
The foregoing ordinance was adopted by the Village Board of the Village
of Oregon at a meeting held on November
2, 2015.
Steven L. Staton, Village President
Peggy S.K. Haag, Village Clerk
Posted: November 3, 2015
Published:November 5, 2015

Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official
posting locations (Town Hall, Town of
Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon
Village Hall) including the Town website
at or join the
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bodies of the town may be in attendance
at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by
any governmental body at said meeting
other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice.
Requests from persons with disabilities
who need assistance to participate in
this meeting or hearing should be made
to the Clerks office at 835-3200 with 48
hours notice.
Steve Root, Chairperson
Posted: November 3, 2015
Published:?November 5, 2015

2. Approval of Payments
3. Treasurers Report, if any
4. Staff Resignations/Retirements,
if any
5. Staff Assignments, if any
6. Field Trip Requests, if any
7. Acceptance of Donations, if any
1. Public: Board Policy 180.04 has
established an opportunity for the public to address the Board. In the event
community members wish to address
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otherwise the agenda will proceed as
1. OEA President
2. Student Report
1. 2015-2016 School Year Calendar
2. From Policy Committee:
a. Policy 721 Wellness
b. Policy 180 Meetings
c. Policy 411 Graduation Requirements
3. 66.0301 Contract Services with
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Chief Brian Uhl
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2015 Student Achievement Reports
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Case No. 15PR725

1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
June 11, 1923 and date of death June
7, 2015, was domiciled in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 111 Wolfe St. #208, Oregon, WI
3. All interested persons waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is January
22, 2016.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
October 13, 2015
Thomas Dehlinger
PO Box 143
Brooklyn, WI 53521
Published: October 22, 29 and
November 5, 2015

of the unit (s) of the personal property/

goods stored therein by the below named
UNIT #120 Nikolaus Haley; Wood
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Published: November 5 and 12, 2015


SECTIONS 1.31(1)(a) and (c),
CREATE SECTION 1.34(1)(e),

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 704.90

the undersigned will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding onFriday, November
20, 2015, 10:00AM, preview at9:30AMon
date of sale only, on the premises where
said property has been stored and which
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The Village Board of the Village of

Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, ordains as follows:
1. Section 1.30 (e) of the Village
Code of Ordinances [relating to the Planning Commission] is created to provide
as follows:
(e) The Village President may annually appoint one student enrolled at Oregon High School, subject to confirmation
by the Village Board, for a term of one
year. The student appointee shall serve
as a non-voting member, shall not participate in any closed session, and shall
not be counted in determining whether a
quorum is present.

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Town of Oregon
Park Committee Agenda
Monday, November 9, 2015
6:30 pm
Oregon Town Hall
1138 Union Road
Oregon, Wisconsin

1. Call meeting to order.

2. Reading and approval of minutes
from the last meeting.
3. Public Comments and Appearances.
4. Discussion and possible Action
re: Eagle Scout Project.
5. Discussion and possible Action
re: recommendations/decisions from the
Town Board.
6. Review of potential work projects.
7. Set next meeting date.
8. Adjournment.


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NOVEMBER 9, 2015
TIME: 6:30 PM

Order of Business
Call to Order
Roll Call
Proof of Notice of Meeting and Approval of Agenda
Presidents Address
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enacted under one motion. There will be
no separate discussion of these items
prior to the time the Board votes unless
a Board Member requests an item be
removed from the calendar for separate
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting


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and much more. Call for FREE ESTIMATE! Nostra Terra 608-695-1742 or

DRY OAK and Cherry Firewood For

Sale. Contact Dave at 608-445-6423 or
Pete 608-712-3223


Driveway/sidewalk cleaning.
6-yrs experience.


Hardwood. Volume discount. Will
deliver. 608-609-1181

648 Food & Drink

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

560 Professional Services

A PLACE for Mom. The nation's largest
senior living referral service. Contact our
trusted, local experts today! Our service
is FREE/no obligation. Call 1-800-9303021 (wcan)
COMPUTER PROBLEMS - viruses, lost
data, hardware or software issues? Contact GEEKS ON SITE! Service. Friendly
Repair Experts. Macs and PC's. Call for
FREE Diagnosis. 1-800-290-5045 (wcan)

572 Snow Removal

Residential & Commercial.
20+yrs exp. Fully insured.

EMERGENCIES CAN strike at any time.

Wise food storage makes it easy to prepare with tasty, easy-to-cook meals that
have a 25-year shelf life. Free sample.
Call: 800-986-3458 (wcan)

652 Garage Sales

Ave, Stoughton. New items! Waterfowl
decoys, garden trailer, bench & table,
screen tent, chairs, surplus kitchen &
dining, baby crib bedding. 11/5 & 11/6

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)

576 Special Services

STRUGGLING WITH drugs or alcohol?
Addicted to pills? Take the first step to
recovery. Call The Addiction Hope &
Help Line for a free assessment. 1-800410-4178 (wcan

GOT KNEE pain? Back Pain? Shoulder

Pain? Get a pain-relieving brace at little
or NO cost to you. Medicare Patients
Call Health Hotline Now! 800-431-3924

586 TV, VCR &

Electronics Repair

LIFE ALERT 24/7. One press of a button

sends help FAST! Medical, Fire, Burglar.
Even if you can't reach a phone! FREE
Brochure. CALL 800-931-2177 (wcan)


"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"
Customer Appreciation Week!
Nov 02-08. 20% Discount!
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

Packages starting at $19.99/mo. Free
3-months of HBO, Starz, Showtime &
Cinemax. Free Genie HD/DVR Upgrade!
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)

668 Musical Instruments

705 Rentals

UPRIGHT PIANO. FREE. You pay moving expense. Respond:

672 Pets
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
GUN SHOW Nov 6, 7, & 8. Wausau/
Rothschild - Cedar Creek Mall- Central
WI Conv & Expo Ctr., 10101 Market St.
Fri. 3-8, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3. Adm. $6, 14
& under free. 608-752-6677 (wcan)


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

WE BUY Boats/RVs/Pontoons/Sled/
ATVs & Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" now.
American Marine & Motorsports Super
Center, Shawano 866-955-2628 www. (wcan)
WIS RAPIDS Gun Show! Nov. 6 & 7.
Knights of Columbus Hall 3039 Hwy 73
North. FRI: 3-8pm. SAT: 8-4pm. Adm
$5. Buy-Sell-Trade-Browse. Gun buyer
shows 608-548-4867 (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 2015 Season included. Call now!
800-320-2429 (wcan)
The Oregon Observer Classifieds. Call
873-6671 or 835-6677.

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
All appliances including W/D
FF Laundry C/A Basement
Attached garage. $910/Month No
pets. No smoking. 835-8806

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

720 Apartments

Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575

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

OREGON 2-Bedroom in quiet, well-kept

building. Convenient location. Includes
all appliances, A/C, blinds, private parking, laundry, storage. $200 security
deposit. Cats OK. $665/month. Available
12/2015. 608-219-6677.


55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388


2-bedroom, appliances, water, heat, A/C,
ceiling fan included, onsite laundry. Wellkept and maintained. Onsite manager.
Off-street parking. Next to park. $760/
month. Available 11/15. Please call 608238-3815.
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.
dead end st. One upper, one lower.
Remodeled bath, kitchen, dishwasher,
microwave, stove, refrigerator. Window
blinds, oak floors, storage, coin laundry. Heat, water/sewer included. $775/
mo. lower, $750/mo. upper. 1 month
deposit. One dog lower, one cat upper.
STOUGHTON- 517 E Jefferson. 2-bedroom lower, $740. Utilities included. Call
STOUGHTON- 525 W South St, Upper.
No Pets/Smoking. Heat included, stove,
refrigerator. $800/mo. 1st and last
months' rent. Available now. Eveningscall 608-219-4531.


Dedicated Fleet, Top Pay, New Assigned Equipment, Monthly Bonuses
CDL-A, 6 mos. OTR exp. reqd EEOE/AAP


602 Antiques & Collectibles

696 Wanted To Buy

STOCK YOUR pond or lake now! Order

early. All varieties of fish & minnows.
Aeration systems.
920-696-3090 (wcan)

CPAP/BIPAP SUPPLIES at little or no

cost from Allied Medical Supply Network.
Fresh supplies delivered right to your
door. Insurance may cover all costs. 800995-0831 (wcan)

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

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 800940-3411 for $750 off. (wcan)

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
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.

Oregon Observer


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

801 Office Space For Rent

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

970 Horses
MINIATURE HORSES for sale. Great
4-H projects. Also 2-wheel Meadowbrook
horse-size cart, $1,600. 608-358-9768
16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

975 Livestock
PURE BRED Red Angus Bulls, open and
bred heifers for sale. Pick your bulls now
for summer delivery. Shamrock Nook
Red Angus 608-558-5342

980 Machinery & Tools

FARMI 3PT logging winch's, Valby PTO
chippers, skidsteer, woodsplitters, log
loader, trailers, replacement grapple rotators 866-638-7885 threeriversforestry.
com (wcan)

990 Farm: Service

& Merchandise
and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
THEY SAY people dont read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

Call: 608-255-1511
Apply online:
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981 Park Street, Oregon

Serving our Veterans &

your community for over 18 years!

Veterans call us, we would love to buy you dinner!

The New Glarus Home, Inc

600 2nd Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2126
Equal Opportunity Employer


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Sienna Meadows Memory Care

989 Park Street, Oregon

Cleary Building Corp. a growing, nation-wide

construction company is seeking an individual
to help manage a fleet of vehicles, construction
equipment, and trailers. Responsibilities include
maintaining the database of maintenance
maintenance schedules, and ensuring cost
effective service. A background as a vehicle
mechanic is preferred.
Competitive compensation package based on
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Must be able to pass a physical
Knowledge of plumbing is helpful
Good mechanical aptitude
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12 November 5, 2015 Oregon Observer

Veterans: Onsrud served in Africa, Italy during WWII
Continued from page 1
well as learning defense against chemical attack.
Her training in the U.S. ended in
July 1943, when she boarded the SS
Empress of Scotland for a trip from
Virginia to Casablanca, Morocco. The
U.S. Fifth Army had landed there in
November 1942 to begin the long drive
to push German and Italian forces out
of Africa.
Cheers of welcome from the boys
rang from all sides as they shouted,
The American girls are here, she noted in her diary.
In the war zone, she was reclassified
as a clerk/typist and also helped distribute clothing for the troops. That fall,
she moved from Africa to Italy, where
the Allies were advancing north toward
Rome. In December, she witnessed an
eruption of famous Mt. Vesuvius while
visiting Pompeii.
The next spring, she learned about
how pesky Italian bugs can be.
The weather is getting warmer and
the mosquitos are more numerous,
Onsrud wrote. Some say they are like
P38s flying around. We try many things
to control them, such as mosquito nets,
ointment for bites, atabrine tablets, etc.
We completely cover our cots with

work, she found a piece of shrapnel

on her cot. Bodies of German soldiers
were still around. We could hear and
see the artillery. The flashes would light
up the sky for a great distance.
By the following May, the Germans
had begun to surrender, and the war in
Europe was coming to an end, as was
her adventure.
The Italian campaign is ending,
Onsrud wrote. It will be just a matter
of days now before the whole of German Armies will have surrendered and
VE DAY (Victory in Europe) will be
here. The partisans deserve great credit
for the capture and execution of Mussolini and the help they had given to the
Fifth and Eighth Armies. The Nazis say
that Hitler, architect of the Evil World,
died on May 1.
Onsrud was discharged on Aug.
19, 1945 as a sergeant, having been
awarded numerous medals, including
four Bronze Stars, one of the highest
awards a WAC member could receive,
she wrote.
I was fortunate to have had the
opportunity to serve my country during
World War II and for the chance to be a
part of the WAC organization with the
Fifth Army, where our services were
very much needed in North Africa and

If you go
What: Oregon area Veterans Day
When: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11
Where: World War II monument,
downtown Oregon
FMI: 835-5801
The annual Veterans Day ceremony
in Oregon will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the World
War II monument in downtown
Oregon. Lunch will follow and is free
for veterans. All others are asked to
make a donation.
In May, entertainer Marlene Dietrich
stopped by for a visit.
She ate with us today and came
down the aisles of the tables to greet
us, Onsrud wrote. I could have
reached out and touched her as she
passed by. She wore the olive drab winter uniform she was a real trooper.
Visiting Anzio, Italy, the previous
site of a fierce battle, Onsrud experienced what a war zone was like.
One day our headquarters was hit
when a bomb exploded, she wrote.
When Betty Hennessy returned from

Photo submitted

Badger Honor Flight

Korean War veteran Jim Rowe of Oregon recently took a Badger
Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. with other veterans. He is
pictured here before taking off on the flight.

Brooklyn Veterans Memorial sidewalk complete

Photo submitted

The Brooklyn Area Veterans Memorial Park is a bit closer to completion after a sidewalk was installed

The Brooklyn Area Veterans Memorial Park foundations, dome and sidewalk
are now complete, with a
goal to have the memorial dedicated on Memorial Day 2016, said park
organizer Lyle Wanless.
Commemorative pavers
are being sold, inscribed

as family members request

and placed in the paver area
for the men and women of
the Brooklyn area that are
to be honored. For information about ordering a paver
contact Wanless at 5165401.
In addition to the
pavers available to

recognize a Veteran,
org details events of each
conflict with the veterans
date, and branch of service.
A new website, facebook.
com/Brooklyn will feature
photos and information on
the monument events.

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