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Love for Landmarks

Preserving Stoughtons historic character, buildings is the commissions mission


Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Alan Hedstrom and Peggy


Veregin have strikingly similar
stories about first discovering the
city and marveling at its historic

character.
It happened for Hedstrom
and his wife in the early 1980s.
Veregin and her husband had
the same experience about 25
years later. And now both are
active members of the Stoughton

Landmarks Commission.
The Veregins were drawn to the
Madison area from Evanston, Ill.,
five years ago, after Peggys husband landed a job in Madison.
From an outsiders perspective, coming from a place that

has a lot of historic architecture, I


still remember that first drive into
town, she recalled. It was a very
easy decision for us to focus our
house search here in Stoughton.
Hedstrom, the Landmarks
Commission chair since the early

1990s until he passed the gavel to


Veregin less than two years ago,
first visited the city in 1981 for
Syttende Mai.
Hed lived a couple of years in

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City of Stoughton

Budget adds
small tax hike
1 percent growth
allows raises, help
for police, fire, parks
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

The city plans to add a


daytime duty crew at the
fire department and seasonal staff in parks next
year in return for a slight
increase in property taxes.
The Common Council
adopted the citys 2016

budget as presented last


Tuesday, with a 0.9 percent increase in the city tax
rate. Thats an eight-cent
increase in the mill rate (to
$8.63 per $1,000 in value,
from $8.55), meaning the
owner of a $200,000 property would pay $16 more
than last year for a total of
$1,725.40 in city taxes.
Tax bills will be mailed
to Stoughton residents in
mid-December.
The city held a public

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Stoughton Area School District

Board opposes proposed


referendum rule changes
Photos by Jacob Bielanski

A day to reflect
All throughout Stoughton, veterans were
honored Nov. 11 for their service with
free lunches, car washes and concerts by
local kids. Veterans and loved ones stood
and faced the flag, at right, as students
from Fox Prairie Elementary sang The
Star Spangled Banner at a Veterans Day
ceremony at the senior center.
Above, Jim Miller, who served in the U.S.
Army from 1962-94, salutes the flag.
At left, Russell Fye, who was stationed
with the U.S. Army in Munich and
Augsberg from 1957-63, places his hand
over his heart.

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Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

For public school boards


like Stoughtons, there
has not been a plethora of
positive news coming out
of Madison over the last
several years.
Monday, the Stoughton
school board decided to
craft a letter to state legislators to share their opposition to the most recent
education funding proposal, which would put limits
on school districts ability
to hold referendums.
The changes, which are
proposed in Assembly Bill
481 and Senate Bill 355,
would prohibit school districts from going to referendum within two years of

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a failed ballot measure and


would limit the dates on
which districts could hold
referendums.
That could be devastating, board vice president Donna Tarpinian
said. Ninety percent of
our general fund is under
the revenue cap, so this is
really important to us.
The matter came up
M o n d a y a f t e r T a r p i nian briefed colleagues on
information given at a
recent Wisconsin Association of School Boards
advocacy conference in
Stevens Point.
The trouble for school
boards, she said, is that
in a time when the state

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CSI Stoughton for biotech students


Stoughton High School's
biotechnology students
practiced gathering and
analyzing forensic evidence
during a simulation organized by a pair of Stoughton
Police Department detectives earlier this month.
Detectives Al Adams and
Brandon Hill helped convert the SHS multipurpose
room into a mock crime
scene that challenged students to gather evidence
with various tools and identify a suspect.
One of the units being
studied in the biotechnology class is the science of
forensics, and the detectives' visit provided a realworld glimpse into that
work, said SHS School to
Career coordinator Cindy
Vaughn.
"What they are learning
is the process of forensic
investigation is not nearly
as simple as seen on TV,"
she said. "To give students
exposure to both the process of collecting and analyzing evidence, we invited
someone who does this
professionally. Students
had the opportunity to be
sleuths and learn about the
job of a detective."
Students first received
an overview of how law
enforcement gathers evidence at a crime scene and
the kinds of tools that they
use for that process. After
that, they divided into
teams and went through
a simulated crime scene
replete with "evidence" for
them to collect.
Different students had
different responsibilities
as part of the team. The
exercise helped students
learn more about realworld applications of science, develop their analytical skills and get a taste of
what life is like in professional law enforcement.
This year, Stoughton
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evidence at a mock crime scene
in the SHS multipurpose room.
At right, SHS junior Caleb
Kittleson is shown how to use
a camera to document evidence
by Detective Brandon Hill of the
Stoughton Police Department.

one-semester biotechnology course designed to


explain how "living tools"
such as cells, DNA, RNA
and proteins can be used
to improve human health,
ecology and agriculture.
Students learn how DNA
is analyzed to either predict
the inheritance of a genetic
disorder or identify a suspect at a crime scene.
They also acquire lab
skills from actual biotechnology experiments such
as gel electrophoresis,
restriction enzyme analysis,

genetic transformation of
cells, DNA purification,
PCR and microarrays while
developing critical thinking
and communication skills
currently used in the biotechnology industry.
The course also examines

ethical, legal and social


issues that surround biotechnology such stem cells,
cloning, genetic testing,
gene therapy and genetically modified foods.

Private school vouchers more than doubled


The amount of students
receiving state vouchers to
attend private schools in
Wisconsin rose dramatically in the past year.
According to a press
release last month from
the Wisconsin Department
of Public Instruction, private school vouchers were
issued to 2,514 students

in the Wisconsin Parental


Choice Program (WPCP)
for the 2015-16 school
year, after just over 1,000
students were in the program last year. Of the 1,640
new students in the voucher
program, nearly 20 percent
attended a public school
last year.
The number of schools

participating in the program


also rose, from 31 last year
to 82 this year.
Changes to state law
recently eliminated the previous WPCP cap of 1,000
FTE students. Enrollment

in the WPCP voucher program in 2015-16 from a


single public school district
is limited to 1 percent of
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November 19, 2015

Dane County

School: Bill in committee

Budget boosts spending on


development, transit programs

Continued from page 1

Projects include $1.5


million for Lower
Yahara Trail
Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

The City of Stoughton


could benefit from several
items in the $567 million
budget approved Monday
night by the Dane County Board, namely getting
county funding for development projects.
The budget, which still
must be signed by Dane
County Executive Joe Parisi, will mean an increase
of $34.37 to the average
households property tax
bill.
Dist. 35 Sup. Carl Chenoweth, who represents
Stoughton, said this years
budget process was easier
than in years past, as tax
revenues were up around
the county and the local
economy was in its second
year of rebounding.
(An increase of) $34 on
average in property taxes
its not cheap, but I think
all the investments were
really vetted by the County
Board, he said.
Those investments
include programs that
Stoughton could take
advantage of, like for housing and development programs and mass transit,
and specific road and trail
projects in the Stoughton

area.
According to a news
release from Dane County, the budget, passed by
a 33-3 vote, reflects the
County Boards priorities
in the areas of equity, environmental protection and
support for county government employees.
In the release, County
Board Chair Sharon Corrigan said the board has
made equity a priority,
both by providing additional resources for the
Office for Equity and
Inclusion and by supporting criminal justice initiatives that address racial
disparities. Also included
are efforts to protect county lakes and promote urban
infill development, and an
87-cent-per-hour raise for
county workers, the first
increase in direct wages in
nine years.
In the past several
weeks, the boards committees have gone over the
proposed budget submitted by Parisi and were able
to make some additions
because of increased revenues.
By listening to our
constituents, I believe the
County Board has taken
the county executives
strong proposed budget
and made it even better,
Corrigan said.

for several programs that


affect the Stoughton area.
One of the programs
that got more funding was
the Affordable Housing
Development fund, which
was given another $2 million for 2016, with 30 percent of that funding going
to communities outside
Madison. Chenoweth said
last year, Stoughton groups
were unsuccessful in their
application for some of
that funding, but said this
will give them a chance
to return to the table with a
new proposal.
Chenoweth said hed
like to have Stoughton participate in another program,
the Better Urban Infill Land
Development program
that received an additional
$45,000 for next year. He
said he would like to see
Stoughton take part in the
program for downtown
development.
One of the things weve
seen in this program is that
every dollar put in stimulates around $200 in public
and private investment,
Chenoweth said. Its a
proven, successful stimulus
program for urban downtown development and
redevelopment. Im hoping
to meet with the Stoughton
leadership to see how we
can take advantage of that
in our community.
Another item that could
Local effects
affect Stoughton though
Chenoweth said the extra more in the long term
money means good news is increased mass transit

City of Stoughton

Council again rezones MillFab site


City still trying
to purchase it
from receiver for
redevelopment
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

The Common Council


last week unanimously
approved a proposal to
rezone about 12 acres
along the Yahara River,
including whats known
as the MillFab parcel, to
allow for future redevelopment of the property.
The council approved a
similar resolution in September but restarted the
process in late October
after a court-appointed
receiver for the Holly MillFab Holding Company,
John Stark, objected that a
public hearing on rezoning
the area wasnt properly
noticed.
The councils action last
Tuesday, Nov. 10, amends
a city ordinance that will
effectively change the zoning in the area from heavy
industrial, single-family
residential, neighborhood
business and institutional
to multi-family residential.
A total of 17 parcels are
affected. Officials see the

change as a necessary first


step to redeveloping the
area for mixed use.
The area slated for rezoning is bounded by Fourth
and Seventh Streets, and
South Street and the Yahara River. Its at the center
of the Stoughton Redevelopment Authoritys hope
to develop the area for a
mix of housing and business purposes.
The rezoning gives
the RDA an opportunity
to complete the requests
for proposals (bids) for
developers for that area,
explained city finance
director Laurie Sullivan.
In September, Stark
asked it to withdraw the
rezoning proposal because
it would limit his ability to sell the property
for the highest value. He
complained that he hadnt
been notified of a required
public hearing held by the
Planning Commission in
early September and had
threatened to sue the city
for its handling of the matter.
He had called the citys
plan to rezone the site an
unlawful taking of value
from this property.
Stark estimated rezoning
to multi-family residential
would reduce the property

value of the MillFab site,


at 433 E. South St., by
approximately $1 million,
and said he did not receive
legal notice of the plan to
rezone it.
The MillFab parcel was
assessed at about $1.4
million when the plant
was still in operation. An
assessment after the operation ceased in September 2014 came in at about
$700,000, which is the
amount the city offered
to pay for the property in
April this year. The offer
was rejected.
Planning director Rodney Scheel said the new
zoning classification is
merely a placeholder
until more specific redevelopment plans for the
area are determined.
The RDA and other city
officials have put together
a plan to redevelop property in the blighted area
between Fourth and Eighth
streets.
RDA chair Peter Sveum
noted last spring there are
other properties that we
need to consider when
thinking about redeveloping the 26 acres between
Fourth and Eighth streets,
including about 10 singlefamily homes.

around the county. The


board approved a $1.5 million matching grant program after holding countywide listening sessions on
transit issues in late summer.
Wed like to see communities outside Madison
take advantage of possibly
park-and-ride and transit
alternatives that came up
out of those sessions, Chenoweth said. It gets the
ball rolling for future funding.
In another more longterm project, the county
is setting aside an additional $250,000 next year
to help improve the natural
habitat at Cherokee Marsh,
which Chenoweth said will
help eventually expand the
countys water clean-up
program south into Lake
Kegonsa, which is really
in need of a program like
this.
The budget also includes:
An additional $1.5 million for construction of the
first phase of the Lower
Yahara Trail, which will
run from McFarland to
Viking County Park in
Stoughton
$35,000 for the County
Hwy. AB Yahara River
bridge design project in the
Town of Dunn
$150,000 for the County
Hwy. N Riley bridge design
project in the Town of
Dunkirk

is providing less money


to public schools, some
Republican lawmakers
now want to limit how
those districts can raise
money from their taxpayers.
Tarpinian said public
schools are getting about
the same amount of money
they were in the 2007-08
school year, and that its a
smaller percentage of the
general fund; down from
38 to 34 percent. She compared it to Medicaid funding, which she said has
increased from around $1.7
billion to $2.5 billion over
that same period of time.
If there is no more
money put into the general fund, its most likely
going to come out of education, she said. Its definitely something we need
to be concerned with.
The bills drafters told
the Wisconsin State Journal is late October that the
two-year rule would avoid
situations in which voters
must vote on the same or
similar proposals one year
after the next.
Along with the two-year
ban after a failed referendum, the proposals would
prohibit districts from
holding special elections
for referendums. Instead,
they could only take place
on regularly scheduled
spring or fall election
dates, which the bills supporters have told media
outlets would ensure high
turnout and more representation.
At a legislator panel at
the WASB conference,
Tarpinian said there was
a show of hands of all
the school board members in attendance of who

supported the proposed


legislation.
Only one did, she
said. Everyone else was
against it. So then all the
legislators said, Well,
were against it, too. But
well see what happens.
Tarpinian said both
Democratic and Republicans who attended said
they were against a lot of
the legislation being proposed.
(They say) its all
about local control, yet
actions dont seem to mirror what theyre saying,
she said.
The bill, sponsored by
17 Assembly representatives and three state senators, was referred to the
Assemblys Committee
on Education and Senates
Committee on Elections
and Local Government in
the past few weeks.

Class size concerns


Two parents of kindergartners at Fox Prairie
Elementary School spoke
during the public comment
period about their concerns about overcrowding in the kindergartens at
the school. Laurie Rudie
said she was caught offguard that her son would
be in a class of 24 kids, 17
of which are boys.
It sounds like both
the school and the superintendent are trying to
address that situation, she
said, but I also wanted
to encourage the board
that when things come
up, sometimes there is a
Band-Aid solution you can
do quickly, but its also an
opportunity to think about
creative solutions that
can be done, perhaps not
immediately, but in the
long term.

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Opinion

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Letter to the editor

Thanks to students and staff


for Veterans Day treatment
On behalf of the veterans from
American Legion Post 59 and
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 28,
I want to compliment the administration, teachers, and staff of the
local schools for their dignified
treatment of us veterans on Veterans Day.
It has been a long tradition for
us to visit local schools on Veterans Day. This year, we were at the
High School at 7:30 a.m. to greet
students as they arrived for classes. Then at 11:00 a.m., we were at
Fox Prairie to perform a brief ceremony. While the students, staff,
and veterans lined the hallways, a

selection on the origin and meaning of Veterans Day was read by


a veteran. The program concluded
with two minutes of silence and
the playing of "Taps".
So many students and staff at
both schools shook our hands and
thanked us for our service in protecting our country and freedom.
We greatly appreciate this courtesy and respect. Thanks to all of
you in the school system for helping make this a special day.
Bud Erickson
Member, VFW and American
Legion

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Scammers
pose as
utility bill
collectors
Stoughton Utilities is warning
customers to be wary of callers or
visitors who claim to be from the
utility requesting immediate payment for a delinquent utility bill.
At least four Stoughton restaurants have recently been targeted in a common utility scam,
according to a Stoughton Utilities
news release.
Tips to watch out for scams
include:
The utility will never contact
you and demand immediate payment over the phone. Customers will always receive a notice
by postal mail at least ten days
before any disconnection action
is taken. Any phone calls made
by utility staff will be at least one
day prior to any scheduled disconnection.
The utility does not ask that
customers make payments to purchase or repair electric or water
meters.
The utility will never require
payment by prepaid debit card or
wire transfer, or any other specific payment method. Customers always have the option to
pay using any payment method
they choose, including online at
stoughtonutilities.com.
The utility will never require
or accept a customer payment
when visiting your home or business. All cash payments must be
made at our office.
The utility will never request
your social security or drivers
license number over the phone
or while we are at your home or
business. When we contact you,
we will have all your specific
account information, including
your name, address, account
number and balance.
When performing disconnections, utility staff will always
travel in a vehicle marked with
the black and blue Stoughton
Utilities logo on the door.
If questioning the source of a
phone call, Stoughton Utilities
recommends contacting customer
service at 873-3379. In person,
ask to see the apparent employees utility ID card, the news
release suggests.

Budget: New fire department,


park hours set for 2016
Continued from page 1
hearing on the proposed budget last week prior to alders
unanimously approving the
budget. No one from the public
spoke at the hearing.
Alders adopted the budget,
following a presentation by
finance director Laurie Sullivan, without discussion.
The council had met three
times in October as a committee of the whole to go over
the budget, so by last week,
there were no surprises.
Along with new hours at the
fire department and in parks,
the budget allows for a 1 percent across-the-board wage
increase for all full- and permanent part-time employees,
at a cost of about $48,000. And
the city will spend an additional $28,600 to bring the salaries
of 16 employees up to the minimum market rate.
In addition to raising wages
and adding a daytime crew at
the fire department and seasonal staff in parks, the city
will reserve funds for information technology needs next
year and increase funds to be
allocated for retiree payouts
by $120,000. The city will
also contribute $80,000 to
the Stoughton EMS operating
budget for the first time and
increase overtime at the police
department by $21,000 due to
retirements.
The citys net new construction in 2014 was 1.11 percent,
which meant the city could
raise an additional $75,000
through property taxes, Sullivan said. Thats higher than
the citys growth had been for
the past several years.
The citys total tax levy
increased 4.55 percent, from
$7.5 million to $7.9 million.
The budget funds about $13.2
million worth of services next
year.
We work every year to try
to make the best choices we
can with the funds available,
Mayor Donna Olson told the
Hub on Monday. The growth
that weve had and will continue to have will allow us to
make some changes that are
good for our city and our staff,
as well.

City mill rate*


2016: $8.63
2015: $8.56
2014: $8.33
2013: $8.08
2012: $7.87
2011: $7.49
2010: $7.28
* Taxes from city per $1,000 of
assessed value

2016 Capital
spending
projects
Street improvement
budget
Reconstruction: Clyde
Street, Park Street, North
Van Buren Street, Wilson
Street
Pulverization: Gjertson
Street, King Street, Kings
Lynn
Stormwater: Gjertson to
Van Buren

Building maintenance
Police department:
Dispatch remodel
Senior Center: Ceiling
tiles, second floor carpet
City Hall: Carpet, tile
replacement

Requested, not
included
Full-time clerical staff
for police department
Additional hours at fire
department
Additional hours
at human resources
department
Sunday hours at library
2 percent wage increase
(1 percent was granted)

November 19, 2015

Popular pasttime
According to the U.S.
Census Bureaus latest
5-year National Survey
of Fishing, Hunting and
Wildlife Data, Wisconsin is
No. 2 in the nation in total
resident (around 763,000)
and non-resident (around
131,000) hunters, Of those,

Sept. 12 to Jan. 3
(Jan. 31 in metro subunits): Archery/crossbow
season
Nov. 2129 (Dec. 9 in
metro subunits): Nine-day
gun deer season
Nov. 30 to Dec. 9:
Muzzleloader-only season
Dec. 10-13: Four-day
antlerless-only hunt
* No antlerless Holiday
Hunt in 2015

Mary Ramsden

88 percent participated in
deer hunting; the most popular form of hunting in the
state, by far.
All hunting-related
expenditures in the state
totaled $2.5 billion in 2011,
the year of the last survey.

Mary E. Ramsden, age


60, passed away at her
home on Monday, Nov. 9,
2015. She was born on Dec.
26, 1954, in Stoughton, the
daughter of Roger and Marion (Moen) Johnson.
Mary was a lifetime
member of the Stoughton community, graduating from Stoughton High
School in 1973. In the same
year she married her high
school sweetheart Daniel

CWD update
The Wisconsin DNR is
hoping to test at least 4,000
harvested deer for Chronic
Wasting Disease this hunting season. Free CWD
sampling will be available
to hunters if they wish at
participating stations. As
of last year, the disease
had been found in 18 of
Wisconsins 72 counties,
according to the DNR.

Hunting law changes


A change to group hunting laws has passed with
the signing of Wisconsin Act 100 on Nov. 11.
According to the Wisconsin
DNR, state law now prohibits the use of a junior
antlerless carcass tag under
the gun deer group hunting
regulation.
Junior Antlerless Carcass
Tags may only be filled by
the youth to whom they
are issued, and may not be
filled by another member of
the hunting party. The 2015
Deer Hunting Regulations
pamphlet was completed
in advance of the proposed
law, and will not reflect
these changes. Online regulations have been updated,
and individuals are encouraged to use the online regulations pages or contact
Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources staff
with any questions.

Ramsden on Aug. 11 at Our


Saviors Lutheran Church in
Stoughton. Mary worked
for WPS Insurance for 20
years until her retirement.
She is survived by her
husband, Dan; mother inlaw, Shirley Ramsden;
brothers-in-law, Larry (Sandy) Ramsden and David
(Cindy) Ramsden; sisters-inlaw, Deb (Dan) Stokstad and
Judy (Pete) Patten; many
nieces, nephews, cousins;
and her special friends, Darlene and Tom.
Mary was preceded in
death by her parents; brother, Tom Johnson; and father
in-law Alvin Ramsden.
Funeral services were
held Friday, Nov. 13, at
Christ Lutheran Church,
700 Co. Hwy. B, Stoughton.
Mary will be laid to rest at
Lutheran South Cemetery.
Please share your memories at cressfuneralservice.
com.
Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect
Stoughton, WI 53589
873-9244

Jim was a longtime


employee of Ortega Foods,
retiring in 1999. He was an
owner of the Green Bay
Packers, enjoyed shooting pool, traveling and all
types of car racing, but
most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Jim is survived by his
wife, Susan; son, Nathan
(Nicole Lacy); daughter,
Nanette (Ron) Scheel; sister,
Mary (Fred) Sundby; and
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death
James Olson
by his parents and sister,
Edith (Lee) Swenson.
A Memorial GatherJames E. Olson, age 72, ing was held at Gunderson
of Stoughton, passed away Stoughton Funeral Home,
on Thurs1358 Hwy. 51 at Jackson
day, Nov.
St., on Monday, Nov. 16.
12, 2015,
Online condolences may
at St.
be made at gundersonfh.
Marys
com.
Hospital in Madison. He
was born on June 1, 1943,
Gunderson Stoughton
in Stoughton, the son
Funeral & Cremation
of Edward and Bernice
Care
(Danks) Olson. He married
1358 Hwy. 51 @ JackSusan Reddeman on Aug. 5,
son St.
1967, in Brooklyn.
873-4590

James E. Olson

Celebrating 25 Years in Business!


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159 W. Main St. 873-5513
Serving Stoughton since 1989.

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Children ages 3-10 welcome!

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Thank You
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317 S. Page St., Stoughton 873-7209

The public is always welcome at Mandt Lodge!

Paula Jean Iwen Landers,


age 52, of Stoughton, passed
away on Nov. 12, 2015, at
her home. She was born on
Jan. 19, 1963 in Racine,
the daughter of Frank and
Margaret (Moeller) Iwen.
She married John Landers
on Dec. 18, 1987, in Fort
Worth, Texas.
Paula loved to learn and
teach. Her passion for Spanish flourished at West High
School in Madison, at the
University of Wisconsin for
a B.S. and Baylor University for a Masters degree that
led to her association with
Stoughton High School
as a Spanish teacher. That
love of learning and teaching was the product of her
childhood: her summers in
the New Mexico dessert
with her parents; their trek
through Central America
to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands; her foreign
exchange student experience in Punta Arenas, Chile;
her semester in England and
a tour through many European countries including her
familys homeland, Germany, and what would be her
favorite, Spain.
Paula enjoyed her travel

25th wedding anniversary.


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Sons of Norway items include (while they last!) Mandt Lodge lefse and
donuts, Norwegian and American baked goods, Mandt Lodge anniversary
cookbooks (large and small size), and kids t-shirts. A variety of other
vendors will be selling their items (sold separately from SN).
Dont forget to join us for Sons of Norway Bingo that night!
Food available at 5 PM and bingo begins at 6 PM!

Paula Jean Iwen Landers

with friends, family and


students from the Carolina
coast down to the Everglades, to the southernmost
tip of Chile, Tierra del
Fuego, through Mexico,
California, the Olympic
Peninsula, beautiful Yellow Stone, to the coast
of Maine, and across the
Atlantic to Spain.
Paula moved into education administration after
finishing her Masters at
Cardinal Stritch University
as an Associate Principal at
SHS and later as Director
of Curriculum and Instruction in Evansville Community School District, always
trying to help students
learn, teachers teach, and to
learn herself.
Paula is survived by her
father, Frank Iwen; her husband, John Landers; and her
son, Isaac Landers.
She was preceded in
death by her mother, Margaret Iwen.
A Memorial Service will
be held to celebrate Paulas life at Christ Lutheran
Church, 700 Co. Hwy. B,
Stoughton at 11:30 a.m. on
Thursday, Nov. 19. There
will be a visitation for
friends and family beginning at 10:30.
Paula has requested that
memorials be directed to
the Scholarship Fund of
the Christ Lutheran Church
Endowment Foundation,
the Friends of Norwegian
Culture (parent group of
the Stoughton High School
Norwegian Dancers) or to
the Dane County Humane
Society.
Please share your memories at cressfuneralservice.
com.
Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect
Stoughton, WI 53589
873-9244

We want to thank our kids for hosting and


family and friends for joining us in celebrating our

Saturday, November 21
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Mandt Lodge

Tree Pruning is best


done during the
dormant season.

Paula Jean Iwen


Landers

VFW Badger Post 328 Inc.


200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton

Friday Night

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry


Dine-in only.
Regular menu also available.

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With the always-anticipated gun deer hunting season fast approaching, with
Opening Day for the nineday season set for Saturday.
In a season rich with tradition, though, there will be
one significant change for
many hunters.
This year, all hunters
will use electronic registration methods to register their harvests, according to a Wisconsin DNR
press release. Hunters will
register by phone or Internet, while some in-person
registration stations will
have e-registration services
available. A list of participating in person stations
is available at dnr.wi.gov,
keyword registration stations.
In an email to the
Observer, DNR spokesperson Sawyer Briel said this
is the first year of mandatory electronic deer and
bear registration for hunters, a program piloted with
14,000 deer hunters last
fall.
(We) received some
good feedback from hunters, and made sure it was
ready to go this year, Briel
said.
To register, the hunter
must write the 10-digit
confirmation number on
the validated carcass tag
attached to the animal.
The tag and confirmation
number will serve as proof
the deer was legally registered, and must accompany
the animal until the meat
is consumed. All deer harvested during any deer season must be registered by 5
p.m. the day after harvest.
Hunters can register
online at gamereg.wi.gov
or call 1-844-426-3734.
For more information about
hunting throughout the
state, visit dnr.wi.gov

Wisconsin
2015-16
hunting
calendar

Mary E. Ramsden

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Obituaries

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Coming up

Community calendar

Band concert
Stoughton High Schools Symphonic Band will perform with the
Madison College Concert Band
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at
Stoughton High School.
The joint performance is free and
open to the public.
For information, call 877-5600.

Blood drive
Donate blood to the Red Cross from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at
Stoughton Hospital.
Donors with all blood types are
needed, and especially those with
types O negative, B negative, A negative and AB.
To make an appointment to donate
blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call
1-800-733-2767.

Parachute day
Children ages 2-5 can spend the
morning playing at the librarys Parachute Day at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov.
20.
Children can work as a group to
play cooperative games. Due to the
number of parachute handles, class
sizes are very small and signup is only
allowed for one of the two sessions.
For information or to pre-register,
call 873-6281 or stop by the childrens desk.

Holiday lunch
Friends of the Stoughton Public

Bahai Faith

Library are hosting a holiday lunch


fundraiser at Banushis Bar and Grill,
800 Nygaard St. (lower level) on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Social hour is at 10:30 a.m. and
lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the library circulation desk,
or $25 at the door.
The meal includes a chicken or garden wrap, fruit, pasta salad and dessert. The event will also feature a centerpiece auction and raffles.
Buy a ticket and join a table of
friends, or serve as a hostess by selling tickets to six or seven friends and
bringing a centerpiece for your table
to be auctioned (may bring other
decor for your table if you wish).
For information, call 873-4050.

Bake sale, bingo


The Sons of Norway bake sale will
be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Sons of NorwayMandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., followed by bingo at 6 p.m. Food will be
available after 5 p.m.
The vendor and bake sale includes
lefse and donuts, Norwegian and
American baked goods, Mandt Lodge
anniversary cookbooks and kids
T-shirts.
For information, call 873-7209 or
email arnesonfamily5@gmail.com.

Bible Baptist Church

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-7494


covluth@chorus.net covluth.org
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church

515 E. Main St., Stoughton 834-9050


ezrachurch.com
Sunday: 10 a.m.

2095 Hwy. W, Utica


873-7077 423-3033
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship
700 Hwy. B, Stoughton
873-9353 e-mail: office@clcstoughton.org
Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship,
9:10 a.m. Family Express followed
by Sunday School
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303
christthekingcc.org Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton 873-9106


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

The Church of Jesus Christ


of Latter-day Saints

Cooksville Lutheran Church

11927 W. Church St., Evansville


882-4408
Interim Pastor Karla Brekke
Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School

A Life
Celebration Ceen
enter

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221 Kings Lynn Rd.


Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-8888

Looking for something to do on a


day off from school? The Stoughton
Optimists Club will sponsor a family movie afternoon at the library at 2
p.m. Friday, Nov. 27.
Enjoy free popcorn and juice while
you watch an animated film about a
girl who experiences wild emotions
when her family moves to a new city
(rated PG).
For information, visit stolib.org.

Music on the Mezz

Fulton Church

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton


884-8512 fultonchurch.org
Saturday: 8 a.m. weekly prayer breakfast
Sunday: 8, 10:30 a.m. Worship;
9 a.m. coffee hour; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School;
12-3 p.m. Varsity (teens); 3-5 p.m. AWANA

1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton


873-5924
Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m.

LakeView Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton


873-9838 lakevc.org
Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m. worship

Seventh Day Baptist


Church of Albion

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton


561-7450 albionsdb@gmail.com
forministry.com/USWISDBGCASD1
Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10
Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath

Stoughton Baptist Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton


873-6517
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


525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton
stoughtonmethodist.org
Stoughtonumc@Wisconsinumc.org
Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service;
10 a.m. - Full Worship

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church


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

Western Koshkonong
Lutheran Church

2633 Church St., Cottage Grove


Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship
11 a.m. Bible study

Rising to the Occasion

873-4590

Mike Smits Dale Holzhuter


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

310 E. Washington, Stoughton


873-7761 flcstoughton.com
Saturday: 8 a.m. weekly prayer breakfast
Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Good Shepherd By The Lake


Lutheran Church

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton


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

1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton

Ezra Church

First Lutheran Church

Christ the King Community Church

Family movie

The library will present two free


concerts as part of its Music on the
Mezz series.
Join the Stoughton High School
Madrigal Singers and director Ryan
Casey at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
2, and classical guitarist Christopher
Allen at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 as he
performs a mix of traditional Segovia-inspired works, several modern Latin compositions and holiday
arrangements.
The concert with Christopher Allen
Thanksgiving meals
is funded by a grant from Beyond the
The senior center is partnering Page.
with Stoughton Hospital, On Track
For information, call 873-6281.

Covenant Lutheran Church

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911


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

Communications and McGlynn Pharmacy to deliver a noon Thanksgiving


Day meal for homebound individuals 60 years and over who live in the
Stoughton Area School District.
To register for a meal (three meals
can be delivered per home address),
call 873-8585 by Monday, Nov. 23.

A modicum of stress in our lives is to be expected, and may even


be a good thing. Rising to the occasion to meet a challenge at work
or school almost always makes us mentally and emotionally stronger,
just as exercise stresses the body and makes us physically stronger.
But sometimes we are overtaxed by problems which are seemingly
beyond our abilities and then stress can wear us down. Sometimes
the problem is too big to handle by ourselves, and we need to ask for
help. At other times problems keep coming one after the other, until we
just cant cope any longer. Often its the little annoyances at the end of
a long day that trigger the meltdown, not the big problems that came
early on. We are usually better able to meet challenges early in the day,
before fatigue sets in, and thus it may be wise to plan your day and
its potential problems accordingly. It helps to know that in the grand
scheme of things, most of our day-to-day problems wont be remembered a year from now, and certainly not in a hundred years. It also
helps to know that God has our back and should be called on to help
with all of our problems, both large and small.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5 NIV

Thursday, November 19

7:30 p.m., Stoughton High School Symphonic Band


concert, SHS, 877-5600
Until 9 p.m., Third Thursdays, downtown

Friday, November 20

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red Cross Blood Drive, Stoughton


Hospital, 900 Ridge St., 1-800-733-2767
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Comprehensive Medication
Reviews (register), senior center, 873-8585
9:30 a.m., Parachute Day (ages 2-5), library, 8736281
1 p.m., Classic Movie Friday: The Dirty Dozen,
senior center

Saturday, November 21

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sons of Norway bake sale, Mandt


Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 873-7209
10:30 a.m., Friends of the Library holiday lunch,
BBGs, 800 Nygaard St., 873-4050
5 p.m., Sons of Norway Bingo, Mandt Lodge, 317 S.
Page St., 225-5761

Tuesday, November 24

6 p.m., City of Stoughton Finance committee, Public


Safety Building
6:30 p.m., Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge Reading
Group: The Cabin by Steve Fortney (p. 117-179),
317 S. Page St., 873-7209
7 p.m. City of Stoughton Common Council, Public
Safety Building

Thursday, November 26

Library closed

Friday, November 27

2 p.m., Library Family Movie Afternoon, library,


stolib.org.

Tuesday, December 1

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


County Road N, 873-3063

Wednesday, December 2

9-11 a.m., Holiday Decorating, senior center, 8738585


1 p.m., Felting Demonstration, senior center, 8738585
6:30 p.m., Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Group: Ray
Bradbury, library

Thursday, December 3

1-5 p.m., Personal Essentials Pantry, 343 E. Main


St., pepstoughton.org
5-7 p.m., Book Sale (Friends members only or
become a member), library, stolib.org

Friday, December 4

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Book sale, library, stolib.org

Saturday, December 5

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Book sale, library, stolib.org


11 a.m. to noon, Far From the North Pole:
Scandinavians in the Midwest, Livsreise, 277 W.
Main St., livsreise.org
Noon to 5 p.m., Girl Scout Troop 2264 babysitting,
Covenant Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1525 N.
Van Buren St., 205-7572

Monday, December 7

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


206-1178
7 p.m., Town of Dunn board meeting, Town Hall,
654 County Road N

Tuesday, December 8

Noon, Madrigal Lunch, senior center, 873-8585


6 p.m., City of Stoughton Finance committee, Public
Safety Building
7 p.m. City of Stoughton Common Council, Public
Safety Building

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,
6500
873-8585 (not Nov./Dec.)
Grief Support Groups
Multiple Sclerosis Group
3 p.m., third Tuesday,
10-11:30 a.m., second
senior center, 873-8585
Tuesday, senior center,
873-8585
Low Vision Support
Older Adult Alcoholics
1-2:30 p.m., third
Thursday, senior center,
Anonymous
873-8585
2 p.m., Tuesdays, senior
center, 246-7606 ext. 1182

Submit your community calendar


and coming up items online:

ConnectStoughton.com
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Jeremy Jones, sports editor

845-9559 x226 ungsportseditor@wcinet.com

Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor


845-9559 x237 sportsreporter@wcinet.com
Fax: 845-9550

Sports

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Wrestling

Sport shorts
Stoughton Wrestler earns preseason
All-American honors
Junior Kaleb Louis competed at the
USA preseason nationals at Cedar Falls,
Iowa a few weeks ago and finished sixth
overall, earning preseason All-American
honors.

File photo by Anthony Iozzo

Photo by Derek Spellman

Senior Erik Hansen makes a save against


Monroe this past season. Hansen was named to
the first-team All-Badger South Conference.

Boys soccer

State standout signs with DII national champs


Senior Collin Kraus signs his National Letter of Intent to wrestle for St. Cloud (Minn.) State University on Wednesday at the Stoughton High School
wrestling room. The Huskies just finished the 2015 season as NCAA Division II national champions. Kraus is a three-time state place-winner and won the
113-pound state title in 2014.

Girls basketball

Hansen makes
first-team, four
others on list
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Senior Hannah Hobson (center) signs her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at the Division II Michigan Technological University on Thursday.

Hobson chooses Michigan Tech


Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

If there is one thing that could make


senior Hannah Hobsons senior season
memorable, it would be the road to state.
See you at the Resch Center, Hobson
said with a smile.
But after signing her National Letter of
Intent to play basketball at NCAA Division II Michigan Technological University Thursday, Hobson has already begun
to create lasting memories as several
friends and family members were present
to watch.
It is something that I definitely dont
take for granted. I am so grateful to

Hobson career points


Junior:
Sophomore:
Freshman:
Total:

209
279
106
594

have such a great support system. I am


very grateful to have been brought up in
Stoughton basketball, Hobson said. I
am very excited to continue my career
and cant wait for the next level.
Hobson has started on the Stoughton
High School girls basketball varsity team

since she was a freshman. As a forward,


she has scored 594 points in three seasons and is also one of the rebound leaders.
She absolutely deserves it. She is a
great leader and puts a lot of time in,
Stoughton head coach Brad Pickett said.
She is one of the kids that is the first
one at the gym and the last one to leave.
I couldnt ask for a better kid, and she is
one of our captains this year.
She is one of those kids that can play
inside, play outside, play a guard or play
the post. She will keep getting better as
she keeps working.
Michigan Tech head coach Kim

Turn to Hobson/Page 8

Senior goalie Erik Hansen led five


Stoughton High School boys soccer AllBadger South Conference selections with
a first-team nod.
Hansen finished with a 98 save percentage and had a 1.5 goals against per
game average.
I think it was deserved. It was gamesaving saves, and he was always ready to
take the ball with the back pass and move
the ball out again, Vikings head coach
Dave Wermuth said.
Senior forward Ethan Genter (11 goals,
15 assists), senior midfielder Spencer
Weeden (12 goals, 12 assists) and senior
defender Andrew Beszhak (six goals,
three assists) all earned second-team honors.
They are in one of the toughest conferences in Division 2, and the coaches in
our conference recognized them as outstanding players. So these kids are fantastic soccer players, Wermuth said. All
three of them Ethan up top, Spencer in
the middle and Andrew in back are all
team leaders too.
Sophomore midfielder Zander Hartberg
was an honorable mention. Hartberg had
six goals and six assists.
You can tell Zander is a team leader
because he was voted to be one of the
team captains next year, Wermuth said.
The team will look to the leadership of
Zander next year.
Milton forward Scott Biancofiori,
Oregon forward Erik Moller, Oregon
midfielder David Heim, Edgewood midfielder Jacob Graham, Milton midfielders
Matt Sheehan and Sean Grote, Oregon
defenders Zach Stone and Zach Hanson,
Milton defender Ryan Fisher and Monona Grove defender Evan Bauer were also
named to the first-team.

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Continued from page 7
Cameron was not only noticing the
stats when recruiting Hobson. Hobson said Cameron talked about her
work ethic as one of the big reasons
why she would fit with the team.
She talked about my versatility
and how I would be able to continue
to work hard and hustle on-and-off
the court, said Hobson, who chose
Michigan Tech over the Division III
University of WisconsinStout. I
definitely need to get bigger, faster,
stronger all-around. It is for sure the
next level, so I just have to be ready
to go.

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Their history as a program has
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program, Hobson said. Once I met
the girls and went through the gym
and talked to the coaches, it was just
something I wanted to be a part of. It
was a great fit for me.
Hobson took her time to find that
fit, though, as Pickett made a point
to help her throughout the process of
finding a college.
Pickett helped me to stay in conFile photo by Anthony Iozzo
tact with coaches and help me make
sure it was the decision I wanted Senior Hannah Hobson powers inside for a layup against Oregon last season. Hobson, who
to make, Hobson said. He really signed to play at Michigan Technological University Thursday, hopes to lead the Vikings to
pushed to make sure that I wasnt a conference title this season.
doing it for someone else.
game behind Madison Edgewood and the playoffs.
and Oregon.
I am really excited for senior
Ready for her senior year
Stoughton was the No. 2-seed year. I wouldnt want to play with
Now Hobson hopes to focus on
helping the Vikings on the court in for the WIAA Division 2 regionals any other group of girls, she said.
but had its season fall short against I know what we can do, and I am
her final high school season.
really excited to hopefully bring in
The Vikings finished 9-3 in the third-seeded Oregon.
This
time,
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a
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NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD
ELECTION
Stoughton Area
School District
April 5, 2016

Notice is hereby given of an election to be held in the School District of


Stoughton on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, for
the purpose of electing board members
to succeed the present incumbents listed. Board members begin their term of
office on Monday, April 25, 2016.
Office, Term of Office, Incumbent
Board Member, 3 years, Donna Tarpinian
Board Member, 3 years, Joe Freye
Board Member, 3 years, Wanda
Grasse
Notice is further given that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy must be filed no
later than 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in the school districts Administrative and Educational Services
Center, 320 North Street. If an incumbent
is not a candidate for reelection to
his or her office, the incumbent must
file written notification with the school
district clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, December 28, 2015.
Notice is further given, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be
held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
A description of the school district
boundaries can be obtained from the
school district office.
Bev Fergus
School District Clerk
Published: November 19, 2015
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CITY OF STOUGHTON
381 E. Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589
ORDINANCE OF THE
COMMON COUNCIL
AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING THE ZONING
CLASSIFICATION FOR
PROPERTIES BOUNDED
BY FOURTH AND SEVENTH
STREETS, AND SOUTH
STREET AND THE YAHARA
RIVER, STOUGHTON,
WI. THE PROPERTIES
ARE PROPOSED TO BE
REZONED FROM HI HEAVY
INDUSTRIAL, SR-6 - SINGLE
FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, NB
-NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS
AND I - INSTITUTIONAL
TO MR-24 MULTI-FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL

Committee Action: Planning Commission meets November 9, 2015


Fiscal Impact: To be determined
File Number: O - 17- 2015
Date Introduced: First Reading: November 10, 2015
Second Reading: November 10,
2015
The Common Council of the City of
Stoughton do ordain as follows:
1. The CITY OF STOUGHTON (Applicant) has requested the zoning classification of the properties bounded by
Fourth and Seventh Streets, and South
Street and the Yahara River, Stoughton,
WI. be amended to MR-24 Multi-Family
Residential, subject to certain conditions being satisfied; and
2. The parcels proposed to be rezoned to MR-24 Multi-Family Residential are as follows (see also attached
map):
a) 433 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4319-8, STOUGHTON
ORIG PLAT BLOCK 35 PRT LOTS 7 & 8
DESCR AS COM AT NE COR LOT 1 SD
BLOCK 35 TH N89DEG5851W 396.00
FT ALG N LN BLOCK 35 TO NE COR LOT
7 & POB TH S 418.00 FT TH N89DEG110
0W 40.60 FT TH N88DEG2400W
25.40 FT TH N 290.50 FT TH W 5 0.68
FT TH N49DEG2500E 116.98 FT TH
N00DEG3113W 51.46 FT TO PT ON N
LN SD BLOCK 35 TH S89DEG5851E
28.50 FT ALG SD N LN TO POB
b) 433 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4328-7, ORIGINAL
PLAT BLOCK 35 PRT OF LOTS 8, 9,
10, AND LOT 11 DESCR AS COM AT NE
COR OF LOT 1 BLOCK 35 ORIG PLAT
TH N89DEG5851W 726.00 FT ALG N
LN OF BLOCK 35 TO NW COR OF LOT
11 TH S 132.00 FT ALG W LN OF LOT
11 TO POB TH S89DEG5851E 99.00
FT TH N44DEG0247E 29.49 FT TH S
10.50 FT TH N44DEG3713E 64.77 FT
TH S 15.42 FT TH S41DEG5236E 49.46
FT TO PT ON E LN OF LOT 9 TH E 66.00
FT TO E LN OF LOT 8 TH S 290.50 FT
ALG SD E LN TH N88DEG2400W
1.60 FT TH S89DEG5554W 100.00
FT TH S13DEG1809W 96.00 FT TH
N62DEG4052W 157.93 FT TO W LN OF
LOT 11 TH N 307.00 FT ALG SD W LN
TO POB
c) 433 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-6562-9, PRT PARCEL
C CSM 1645 CS6/414&416-3/26/75 F/K/
ACSM 1454 CS6/141&143-6/13/74 F/K/A
ORIGINAL PLAT BLOCK 35 LOTS 2,
3, 4, 5, 6 & PRT OF LOTS 1, 7, 8, 9 DESCR AS COM NE COR LOT 1 BLK 35 TH
N89DEG5851W 396.00 FT ALG N LN
BLK 35 TH S 297.00 FT ALG E LN LOT
7 TO POB TH S89DEG5851E 354.78
FT TH S01DEG1936W 85.89 FT TH
N88DEG3416W 352.90 FT TO A PT ON
E LN LOT 7 TH N 77.19 FT ALG SD E LN
TO POB ALG WITH ACCESS ESMTS
d) 433 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-6664-6, PRT PRCL
C CSM 1645 CSM 1645 CS6/414&4163/26/75 F/K/ACSM 1454 CS6/141&1436/13/74 F/K/A ORIGINAL PLAT BLOCK 35
LOTS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & PRT OF LOTS 1, 7, 8,
9 DESCR AS SEC 8-5-11 PRT SE1/4NE1/4
& PRT SW1/4NE1/4 COM AT NE COR SD

LOT 1 BLOCK 35 TH N89DEG5851W


ALG N LN SD BLOCK 35 & N LN PRCL
C CSM 1645 396.00 FT TH S ALG E LN
LOT 7 BLOCK 35 & W LN PRCL C CSM
1645 374.19 FT TH S88DEG3416E ALG
N LN PRCL B CSM 1645 352.90 FT TH
S01DEG1936W ALG E LN PRCL B CSM
1645 123.32 FT TO SE COR THF & POB
TH CONT S01DEG1936W ALG SLY EXT
SD E LN 147.90 FT TO MEANDER COR
NO 1 TH CONT S01DEG1936W ALG SD
LN 10.00 FT M/L TO YAHARA RIVER TH
WLY ALG NLY EDGE OF YAHARA RIVER
66 FT M/L TH N0DEG2335E ALG E LN
PRCL A CSM 1645 1.00 FT M/L TO MEANDER COR NO 2 TH CONT N0DEG2335E
ALG E LN PRCL A CSM 1645 169.50 FT
TO NE COR THF TH S88DEG2900E
ALG S LN PRCL B CSM 1645 67.66 FT TO
SE COR THF & POB CONT 0.25 ACRES
e) 433 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-6713-6, R211/240 PCL
A CSM 1454 CS6/141 DESCR AS ORIGINAL PLAT PRT L OTS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
9 COM 418 FT S OF NW COR L 6 TH S 2
2.38 FT TH S68DEGE 93.12 FT ALG 500
FT RAD CRV TO R TH S66DE GE 64.41
FT S 88 DEG 29MIN E 137 FT S ODEG
26MIN W 169.7 FT TO RIV NWLY 514.2
FT N 13DEG 17 MIN E 97.2 FT E 100 FT S
88D EG 24MIN E 27 FT N 89DEG 11MIN E
40.6 FT N TO POB TOG WITH R /W OVER
PRTS OF LOTS 7 & 8 BLK 35 BEG AT NE
COR LOT 7, S 418 FT, S 89DEG 11MIN W
40.6 FT, N88DEG 24MIN W 25.4 FT TO W
LN LOT 7, N 290.5 FT, W 66 FT, N 49DEG
15MIN E 137.2 FT, N38FT TO N LN LOT 7,
E 28.4 FT TO POB TOG WITH R/W OVER
SE 18 FT OF LAND DESC AS PRT LOTS
7, 8 & 9 BLK BEG NW COR E1/2 LOT 9,
S 90.6 FT S 41DEG 20MIN E 49.7 FT N
49DEG 15MIN E 137.2 FT N 38FT TO N
LN LOT 7, W 136.6 FT TO POB EXC PCL
R541/740
f) 433 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-6767-2, PARCEL B
CSM 1645 DCSM 1645 CS6/414&4163/26/75 F/K/ACSM 1454 CS6/141&1436/13/74 F/K/A ORIGINAL PLAT BLOCK
35 LOTS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & PRT OF LOTS 1,
7, 8, 9 DESCR AS COM NE COR LOT 1
BLK 35 TH N89DEG5851W 396.00 FT
ALG N LN BLK 35 TH S 374.19 FT ALG
E LN LOT 7 TO POB TH S88DEG3416E
352.90 FT TH S01DEG1936W 123.32
FT TH N88DEG2900W 204.66 FT
TH N66DEG1600W 64.40 FT TH
N68DEG1148W 93.05 FT TO A PT ON E
LN LOT 7 TH N 66.18 FT ALG SD E LN TO
POB SUBJ TO ACCESS ESMT
g) 501 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-6522-7, ORIGINAL
PLAT BLOCK 35 PRT LOTS 2, 3, 4, 5 &
6 BEG NW COR LOT 1 SD BLOCK TH S
297 FT ALG W LN SD LOT TH W 330 FT
TO E LN LOT 7 SD BLOCK TH ALG SD E
LN N 297 FT TO S LN EAST SOUTH ST
TH E 330 FT TO POB
h) 515 S. Fourth Street, Parcel
Number: 281/0511-081-4462-4, ORIGINAL PLAT BLOCK 35 LOTS 12, 13, 14 &
15 EXC N 132 FT OF ALL SD LOTS 12
THRU 15
i) 501 S. Fourth Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4444-6, ORIGINAL
PLAT BLOCK 35 N 132 FT LOT 14 & N
132 FT LOT 15
j) 317 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4433-9, ORIGINAL
PLAT N 132 FT LOT 13 BLOCK 35
k) 325 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4422-2, ORIGINAL
PLAT N 132 FT LOT 12 BLOCK 35
l) 401 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4411-5, ORIGINAL
PLAT N 132 FT LOT 11 BLOCK 35
m) 409 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4400-8, ORIGINAL
PLAT PRT LOT 10 BEG 12 FT W OF NE
COR TH W TO NW CO R TH S 132 FT TH
E 33 FT TH N45DEGE TO PT S OF POB
TH N TO POB
n) 415 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4389-4, ORIGINAL
PLAT PRT LOTS 9 & 10 BLOCK 35 BEG
S LN E SOUTH ST 54 FT E OF NW COR
LOT 10 TH E 55.5 FT TH S0DEG1100W
65.04 FT TH S44DEG4813W 79.16 FT
TH N0DEG1400E 121.21 FT ALG LN
PARA & 12 FT W OF LOT 10 E LN TO
POB
o) 425 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4308-1, ORIGINAL
PLAT BLOCK 35 PRT LOTS 7, 8 & 9
COM NW COR E1/2 LOT 9 TH S 9 0.6 FT
S41DEGE 49.7 FT N49DEGE 137.2 FT N
38 FT TO N LN LOT 7 W 136.6 FT TO POB
EXC R2427/10
p) 425 E. South Street, Parcel Number: 281/0511-081-4311-6, STOUGHTON
ORIG PLAT BLOCK 35 LOTS 7 & 8 EXC
R17772/46 & EXC R12019/8-11 & EXC
R211/240 & EXC R32032/10
3. The MR-24 district is intended to
permit development that has a higher
density community character. The land
use standards for this district permit
single-family detached, twin house/duplex, two flats, townhouses, and multiplexes permitted by right and related
institutional land uses. Density and
intensity standards for this district are
designed to ensure that the Multi-family
Residential-24 District shall serve as a
designation that preserves and protects
the community character of its area. A
variety of residential development options are available in this district, with
a maximum gross density (MGD) of 24
dwelling units per gross acre.
Rationale: This district is used to
provide for the permanent protection of
an area for those who want to live in a
higher density residential environment
and who retain enough land with their
residence, or in their development, to
ensure that the urban community character is maintained as long as the MR-24
District designation is retained, regardless of how much development occurs
within that area. As such, it is intended
to provide the principal location for
mixed residential development; and
4. On November 9, 2015, the City of
Stoughton Planning Commission held a
public hearing regarding the application
to amend the zoning classification of the
parcels bounded by Fourth and Seventh
Streets and South Street and the Yahara

River, Stoughton, WI. to MR-24 MultiFamily Residential, which was preceded


by the publication of a class 2 notice
under ch. 985 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
The Planning Commission considered
the application, and recommends the
Common Council approve the proposed
rezoning request; and
5. The Planning Commission and
Common Council find this zoning map
amendment is generally consistent
with the recommendations of the City
Comprehensive Plan which depicts this
property as Planned Mixed Use; and
6. The Common Council determines
that amending the zoning classification
of these parcels to MR-24 Multi-Family
Residential is consistent with the spirit
and intent of the Citys Zoning Code; has
the potential for producing significant
community benefits in terms of aesthetics, community character and allows appropriate future use of the property; and
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 zoning
classification of the parcels bounded
by fourth and seventh streets and south
street and the Yahara river are hereby
changed to MR-24 Multi-Family Residential pursuant to section 78-903 of the
City Code and Wis. Stat. 62.23(7)(d).
Section 3. The Properties shall be
used in full compliance with the MR-24
Multi-Family Residential zoning requirements.
Section 4. This ordinance shall take
effect upon publication.
Section 5. Upon the effective date of
this ordinance, the zoning classification
of the Properties shall be designated on
the zoning map of the City of Stoughton
as MR-24 Multi-Family Residential.
Dates
Council Adopted: November 10, 2015
Mayor Approved: November 10, 2015
Attest: November 10, 2015
Published: November 19, 2015
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RESOLUTION OF THE
COMMON COUNCIL
Authorizing and
directing the proper
city officials to
adopt the 2016 City of
Stoughton Budget

Committee Action:
Committee of the Whole recommends approval 9-0
Fiscal Impact: $ 12,603,635 Operating $3,148,500 Capital
File Number: R-170-2015
Date Introduced: November 10,
2015
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2016
ANNUAL CITY BUDGET
WHEREAS, the Mayor has prepared
and Council Committee of the Whole
has reviewed the proposed budgets of
the City of Stoughton and Utilities for
the year 2016; and
WHEREAS, a Summary of the Budget and Notice of Public Hearing was
published on October 22, 2015 and
WHEREAS, a public hearing was
held on the budget on the 10th day of
November, 2015 by the Common Council; and
WHEREAS, the Common Council
has examined the budget and various
items therein and finds the budget as
presented and amended to date of this
Resolution to represent the income anticipated and the expenditures for the
various departments by major category
as set forth therein;
WHEREAS, the Committee of the
Whole recommended the approval of the
proposed 2016 City of Stoughton Operating and Capital Budgets to the Common Council on November 10, 2015, and
WHEREAS, the Committee of the
Whole recommended the approval of
the proposed 2016 Stoughton Emergency Medical Services (EMS) budget to
the Common Council on November 10,
2015, and
WHEREAS, the Committee of the
Whole recommended the approval of the
proposed 2016 Stoughton Storm Water
Utility budget to the Common Council
on November 10, 2015, and
WHEREAS, the Common Council
has examined the budget and various
items therein and finds the budget as
presented and amended to date of this
Resolution to represent the income anticipated and the expenditures for the
various departments by major category
as set forth therein, now therefore
WHEREAS, the Common Council
has examined the budget and various
items therein and finds the budget as
presented and amended to date of this
Resolution to represent the income anticipated and the expenditures for the
various departments by major category
as set forth therein, now therefore
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Common Council of the
City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin does approve the following:
SECTION 1. 2016 Budget Adopted.
There is hereby adopted the 2016
City of Stoughton budget and appropriated out of the receipts of the City of
Stoughton for the year 2016, including
monies received from the general property tax levy, special assessments and
other sources of revenue as therein provided, for the various purposes therein
specified, the amounts set forth in said
Budget presented, or attached thereto
or referenced by it.
SECTION 2. Tax Levy Adopted.
There is hereby certified to the City
Clerk, a general property tax levy in the
amount of $7,914,655 on all of the taxable property within the City of Stough-

ton for the year 2015 for the uses and


purposes set forth as expenditures in
the Budget hereby adopted.
SECTION 3. City Clerk Directed to
Spread Tax on Roll.
The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to spread the tax levied herein on the tax roll of the City of
Stoughton for the year 2015.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that
the City Clerk is directed to publish this
resolution as a Class 1 Notice in the
Stoughton Courier Hub.
Published: November 19, 2015
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SPRING ELECTION NOTICE


TOWN OFRUTLAND
APRIL 5, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at


an election to be held in the Town ofRutland, on the fifth day of April 2016, the
following officers are to be elected:
A Town Board Supervisor, for a
term of two years, to succeed Jim Lunde, whose term will expireApril 19, 2016.
A Town Board Supervisor, for a
term of two years, to fill the currently
vacant term that will endApril 19, 2016.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that
nominations for the offices will be made
at a Town Caucus to be held in January
2016, at theRutlandTown Hall.
DawnGeorge, Clerk
Published:November 19, 2015
WNAXLP
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
Stoughton Area
School District
REGULAR MEETING
October 5, 2015

A regular meeting of the Board of


Education of the Stoughton Area School
District was called to order Monday,
October 5, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative and Educational Services
Center Board Room by President, Liz
Menzer.
BOARD
MEMBERS
PRESENT:
Scott Dirks, Joe Freye, Wanda Grasse,
Liz Menzer, Brett Schumacher, Allison
Sorg, and Donna Tarpinian. Excused:
Yolibeth FitzGibbon and Bev Fergus.
SPOTLIGHT ON LEARNING: High
School GAPP visiting students: High
School teacher Stephanie Krenz introduced visiting students from Germany
and provided a short presentation of
their visit to Germany last summer. The
students from
Germany are visiting Stoughton
host families who visited their country
last summer. Teachers, Stephanie Krenz
and Amber Little, along with students,
Karley Toso, Shelby Orcutt, and Isabella
Lenz presented to the Board.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None.
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR/PRINCIPAL/STUDENT REPORTS: Dr. Onsager thanked board members as this week
is school board appreciation week and
reviewed school board member history.
He also reported this months WASB
School News
cover is one of our students and
a Cummins volunteer working on the
Lego project. This issue also recognizes four of our local businesses for
their support of our district - Cummins,
Stoughton Trailers, Stoughton Lumber
and McFarland State Bank. Tim also distributed a district newsletter to be delivered to all district residences this week.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was
made by Allison Sorg, seconded by Brett
Schumacher to: approve the September
21, 2015 regular meeting minutes; approve the September 17-30, 2015 check
register as presented: We would like to
say thank you to the following individuals and groups and move approval of
their donations to the District: A student
backpack with school supplies valued
at approximately $35.00 from Check Advance; $50.00 for high school boys soccer supplies from Kathleen & Tim Morris; $9,000.00 for high school baseball
field dugout from Stoughton Area Baseball Association; $281.00 for high school
girls swim team supplies from Stoughton Sports Boosters; $5,000.00 for high
school music department computer lab
from Kathryn Braukhoff; $50,000.00 for
high school baseball bleachers & batting cage, softball batting cage, bleachers & field improvements, wall mats,
trophy cases and locker room repairs
from the Stoughton Sports Boosters; $1,000.00 for River Bluff physical
education supplies from Wisconsin
Milk Marketing Board (Fuel Up to Play
60)50; and related budget adjustments
for $65,331.00. Donna Tarpinian noted
the check register was not posted in
Neptune. Bev posted the check register
immediately. Board members decided to
move ahead and vote on the motion to
include approval of the check register.
The motion carried unanimously.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Facilities
Committee: Facilities Committee Chair,
Joe Freye reviewed the information distributed at the September 22, 2015 Facilities Committee meeting: 1892 Building Study and Timeline; 2015 Summer
Project Review; and, 2015-16 upcoming
projects. Liz Menzer has some concerns
about the response rate of a community
survey. Scott Dirks asked about the ability to use the 2001 referendum monies
to take the building down if that is the
decision we go with.
DISCUSSION:
A. Professional Growth Pathways Judy Singletary presented professional
growth pathways and the module/action research components professional
educators will use to enhance their
teaching practices. She reviewed the
two pathways educators may choose:
Modules (series of workshops) or Action
Research. Inservice days are scheduled
5 times throughout the school year end-

ing with small group presentations May


2016. All educators participate. We have
more educators choosing action research than modules.
B. STAR Assessments - Judy Singletary presented information regarding
Renaissance Learning STAR assessments which the district will begin using
this year to assess student math and
literacy levels. These assessments are
administered electronically, results are
immediately available, growth targets
are provided for each student and will be
administered to grades 5K-12 math and
2-12 reading. This assessment can be
administered multiple times throughout
the year and will provide data for educators to better provide instruction for our
students.
C. Third Friday Count Update - Erica Pickett reviewed third Friday student
count numbers. The net result is a decrease
of 28 students overall this year:
EC=11; 4K=167; 5K=195; 1=203; 2=201;
3=222; 4=199; 5=238; 6=226; 7=208;
8=240; 9=235; 10=256; 11=281; 12=256;
and, JEDI=14. Total 3,152.
DISCUSSION/ACTION: None.
A motion was made by Joe Freye,
seconded by Scott Dirks, and carried
unanimously to adjourn at 8:33 p.m.
__________________________________
Allison, Deputy Clerk
Published: November 19, 2015
WNAXLP
***

BOARD OF EDUCATION
Stoughton Area
School District
REGULAR MEETING
October 19, 2015

A regular meeting of the Board of


Education of the Stoughton Area School
District was called to order Monday,
October 19, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Administrative and Educational Services
Center Board Room by President, Liz
Menzer.
BOARD
MEMBERS
PRESENT:
Scott Dirks, Bev Fergus, Yolibeth
FitzGibbon, Joe Freye, Wanda Grasse,
Liz Menzer, Brett Schumacher, Allison
Sorg, and Donna Tarpinian.
CONTEMPLATED EXECUTIVE SESSION - Exemption Wis. Stat. 19.82(1),
19.85(1)(b)(c)(e)(f)(g), and 118.125 to discuss represented and non-represented
group negotiations. The Board may
consider and take action as appropriate
in these matters and will reconvene in
open session - President Menzer cited
a need for executive session citing Wis.
Stat. 19.82(1), 19.85(1)(b)(c)(e)(f)(g),
and 118.125 to discuss represented and
non-represented group negotiations.
The Board may consider and take action as appropriate in these matters and
will reconvene in open session. A motion was made by Scott Dirks, seconded
by Brett Schumacher, and carried on a
roll call vote (FitzGibbon, Dirks, Tarpinian, Freye, Sorg, Schumacher, Grasse,
Fergus, Menzer) to move into executive
session at 6:02 p.m.
President Menzer called to order
an executive session of the Stoughton
Area School District Board of Education, Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6:03
p.m. in the upper conference room of
the Administrative and Educational Service Center, citing Wis. Stat. 19.82(1),
19.85(1)(b)(c)(e)(f)(g), and 118.125 to discuss represented and non-represented
group negotiations. Present: Scott
Dirks, Bev Fergus, Yolibeth FitzGibbon,
Joe Freye, Wanda Grasse, Liz Menzer,
Brett Schumacher, Allison Sorg, and
Donna Tarpinian.
Board members discussed Educational Assistant 2015-16 Master Contract.
A motion was made by Scott Dirks,
seconded by Allison Sorg, and carried
to move into open session at 6:14 p.m.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR/PRINCIPAL/STUDENT REPORTS: Dr. Onsager reported the road construction
around the River Bluff and AESC building is complete, he thanked Calvin Merath, the AESC & Maintenance staff for
their daily traffic
assistance, and informed the Board
of a district wide safety audit due in February.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was
made Bev Fergus, seconded by Wanda
Grasse, and carried unanimously to:
approve the October 5,2015 regular
meeting minutes; approve the October
1-14, 2015 check register and Pcard
statement as presented; We would like
to say thank you to the following individuals and groups and move approval
of their donations to the District: $415.87
for high school athlete software from
Stoughton Football Inc.; $1,109.00 for
high school cross country travel expenses from Stoughton Youth Running
Club; $1,000.00 for high school softball
field improvements from Stoughton
Fast Pitch; 2 tuxedos valued at approximately $40.00 for high school choir from
Art Wendt; $5,009.40 for River Bluff materials and supplies to support literacy
from River Bluff Working for Kids Parent
Group; $25.00 for high school scholarship from Kent Karberg/Margaret Larson
Nursing/Healthcare memorial scholarship; and, related budget adjustments
for $7,559.27; and, approve a field trip
request for high school FFA students
to travel to FFA National Convention, in
Louisville, KY, October 28, 2015.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: None.
DISCUSSION: None.
DISCUSSION/ACTION:
Ratification of Education Assistants Association of Stoughton (EAAS)
Master Contract July 1, 2015-June 30,
2016
A motion was made by Scott Dirks,
seconded by Bev Fergus, and carried
unanimously to approve a tentative
agreement with the Educational Assis-

tant Association of Stoughton (EAAS)


for the 2015-16 Master Contract as presented. In addition, a .89% market adjustment hourly increase for the EAAS.
SPOTLIGHT ON LEARNING/SALUTES/RECOGNITION
A. WASB & SASD 2015 Business
Honor Roll Recipients: Cummins,
Stoughton Trailers, Stoughton Lumber
and McFarland State Bank. Dr. Onsager,
all board members and WASB executive director, John Ashley, recognized
four local Stoughton businesses for
their support of the District presenting
each with a certificate as WASBs Business Honor Roll. The four businesses
are: Cummins, McFarland State Bank,
Stoughton Lumber and Stoughton Trailers.
A motion was made by Joe Freye,
seconded by Allison Sorg, and carried
unanimously to adjourn at 6:24 p.m.
__________________________________
Bev Fergus, Clerk
Published: November 19, 2015
WNAXLP
***

BOARD OF EDUCATION
Stoughton Area
School District
SPECIAL MEETING
October 19, 2015

A special meeting of the Board of


Education of the Stoughton Area School
District was called to order Monday,
October 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administrative and Educational Services
Center Board Room by President, Liz
Menzer.
BOARD
MEMBERS
PRESENT:
Scott Dirks, Bev Fergus, Yolibeth
FitzGibbon, Joe Freye, Wanda Grasse,
Liz Menzer, Brett Schumacher, Allison
Sorg, and Donna Tarpinian.
Preceding this meeting is the annual meeting of electors at 7:00 where
a quorum of Board members will likely
be present. A Board meeting will not be
convened and no Board action will occur at the annual meeting.
DISCUSSION/ACTION:
A. Resolution to Adopt the Tax
Levy: A motion was made by Brett
Schumacher, to move approval of the
Resolution to Adopt the tax levy as follows: Be it resolved that there be levied a tax in the amount of $22,427,865
upon all taxable property located in the
Stoughton Area School District in the
City of Stoughton and Townships of
Albion, Christiana, Cottage Grove, Deerfield, Dunkirk, Dunn, Pleasant Springs,
and Rutland in the County of Dane; and,
in the Townships of Porter and Union in
the County of Rock, State of Wisconsin
for the 2014-15 school year. The motion
was seconded by Bev Fergus and carried unanimously.
B. Adopt the 2015-16 Budget - A
motion was made by Joe Freye, seconded by Brett Schumacher, and carried
unanimously on a voice vote to adopt
the 2015-16 budget as presented in the
Stoughton Area School District 2015-16
Budge Summary by Fund.
C. Resolution Authorizing a Taxable
Tax and Revenue Anticipation Promissory Note for Cash Flow Purposes in
an Amount Not to Exceed $3,000,000 - A
motion was made by Donna Tarpinian,
seconded by Brett Schumacher, and
carried unanimously (9) to approve the
resolution authorizing a taxable tax and
revenue anticipation promissory note
for cash flow purposes in an amount not
to exceed $3,000,000.
A motion was made by Wanda
Grasse, seconded by Yolibeth FitzGibbon, and carried unanimously to adjourn at 7:35 p.m.
__________________________________
Bev Fergus, Clerk
Published: November 19, 2015
WNAXLP
***

NOTICE OF SPRING
ELECTION - CORRECTION
City of Stoughton
April 5, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that


at an election to be held in the City of
Stoughton on Tuesday, April 5, 2016,
the following offices are to be elected to
succeed the present incumbents listed.
The term for mayor and alderperson
begins on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The
term for all other offices begins on May
1, 2016. All terms are for three years unless otherwise indicated.
Office, Incumbent
Alderperson, District #1, Elvin (Sonny) Swangstu
Alderperson, District #2, Ronald
Christianson
Alderperson, District #3, Thomas
Majewski
Alderperson, District #4, Pat
OConnor
Alderperson, District #4, Scott
Truehl (two year term)
Information concerning aldermanic
district boundaries may be obtained
from City of Stoughton Clerks Office,
381 E Main St, Stoughton, WI.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that
the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2015 and the final
day for filing nomination papers is 5:00
p.m., on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in the
office of the city clerk.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if
a primary is necessary, the primary will
be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
Done in the City of Stoughton, on
November 19, 2015.
Lana C Kropf
City Clerk- City of Stoughton
Published: November 19, 2015
WNAXLP
***

November 19, 2015

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143 Notices

402 Help Wanted, General

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DISHWASHER, COOK, WAITRESS,


& DELI STAFF WANTED. Applications
available at Sugar & Spice Eatery. 317
Nora St. Stoughton.

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!
PLEASE BE CAREFUL ANSWERING
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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)

150 Places To Go
DEER WIDOW'S MARKET, 2015. Albion
Town Hall. Saturday, 11/21 9am-3pm.
Crafts, vendors, baked goods.

163 Training Schools


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340 Autos
2005 BUICK CENTURY. Great Shape.
76,000 miles. Call 608-873-6978.
2007 HONDA Accord, 197k, $3,900.
Mechanically sound. Call Mike @ 608213-6256.
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)

342 Boats & Accessories


BOAT & Pontoon Blowout - (new/used)
Over 400 to choose from @ the guaranteed best lowest price. American Marine
& Motorsports www.americanmarina.
com, 866-955-2628 (wcan)

350 Motorcycles
TOP CASH paid! For old motorcycles,
1900-1980. Dead or alive! 920-371-0494
(wcan)

355 Recreational Vehicles


ATV & SIDE-BY-SIDE Headquarters.
Huge blow-out pricing. Youth ATV's starting @ $699 plus FSD. Over 100 Honda/
CF Moto at liquidation $$ 866-955-2628
www.americanmarina.com (wcan)

360 Trailers
TRAILERS @ LIQUIDATION PRICING.
For boat, ATV, sled or pontoons. 2 or
4 Place/Open or Enclosed. American
Marine, Shawano
866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.
com (wcan)
CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It
pays to read the fine print.

LOOKING TO earn a little extra spending


money? Econoprint in Verona is
looking for seasonal help in our bindery
department. Flexible daytime hours M-F.
No experience necessary but speed
and accuracy are a must. Pay starts at
12.50 ph.
Send us an e-mail at on-call@
econoprint.com
TAXI DRIVERS. Must be friendly, reliable, have clean driving record. Must be
at least 23-years-old. 608-669-6727.
THE UNIVERSITY of Wisconsin-Madison - Wisconsin Union/Hoofer Equestrian
Center is accepting applications for an
Assistant Barn Manager for its Belleville
location. This is a part-time position
(averaging 2-3 days/wk) overseeing the
barn when the Barn Manager is away.
Responsibilities include supervising staff,
providing necessary care for the horses, facility upkeep and record-keeping.
Mucking only required when covering
a shift for a staff member. Must be
comfortable handling horses, but will
train the right person in first aid, tractors,
etc. Please email resume/experience to
krogers6@wisc.edu.

434 Health Care, Human


Services & Child Care
COMFORT KEEPERS IN MADISON
Seeking caregivers to provide care
to seniors in their homes. Need valid
DL and dependable vehicle. FT & PT
positions available. Flexible scheduling.
Sign-on bonus.
Call 608-442-1898
UNITED CEREBRAL
Palsy of Dane County
is looking for experienced,
confident care providers.
We support a wide variety
of children and adults with
developmental disabilities
throughout Dane County.
Part-time positions
available immediately!
For more information, or to
request an application,
please visit our website at www.
ucpdane.org
or contact Shannon at
shannonmolepske@ucpdane.org
or (608) 273-3318. AA/EOE

444 Construction, Trades &


Automotive
LOOKING TO hire an experienced electrician for our fast paced company. Must
have 1+ years experience & an electrician license (Journeyman/Apprentice/
Beginners). Compensation depending
on Experience. Contact Chuck at kmelectric09@gmail.com or 608.490.0357
(please leave a message or text).
CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It
pays to read the fine print.

ConnectStoughton.com
449 Driver, Shipping &
Warehousing
OWNER OPERATORS Dedicated runs
Midwest w/wo own tri. Home weekends.
Year-round freight $1.65/mi(all)+fuel,
Reimbursed unloading Safety/ Insp
bonus 800-236-5319 Robin (wcan)

516 Cleaning Services


A+ RESIDENTIAL CLEANING. Weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Move-ins and
move-outs welcome. 608-622-9092.

548 Home Improvement


A&B ENTERPRISES
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
608-835-7791
ALL THINGS BASEMENTY!
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)
DOUG'S HANDYMAN SERVICE
"Honey Do List"
Gutter cleaning and covers
No job too small
608-845-8110
HALLINAN-PAINTING
WALLPAPERING
**Great-Fall-Rates**
35 + Years Professional
European.Craftsmanship
Free-Estimates
References/Insured
Arthur Hallinan
608-455-3377
RECOVER PAINTING currently offering
winter discounts on all painting, drywall
and carpentry. 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 608-270-0440.
TOMAS PAINTING
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.
608-873-6160

554 Landscaping, Lawn,


Tree & Garden Work
FULL SERVICE Landscape Company,
renovation, patios, walls, snow removal
and much more. Call for FREE ESTIMATE! Nostra Terra 608-695-1742 or
nostraterrascapes.com
JEFF'S SNOW REMOVAL
& FALL CLEAN-UP.
Driveway/sidewalk cleaning.
6-yrs experience.
608-220-4025.
SNOW PLOWING
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


PLOWING, BLOWING.
Residential & Commercial.
20+yrs exp. Fully insured.
608-669-0025.

638 Construction &


Industrial Equipment
HUGE BLACK Friday Sale now thru
11/30! WoodworkersDepot.com M-F 8-6,
Sat 8-4. Oneida St., off 41 @ Subway,
2965 Ramada Way, Green Bay 1-800891-9003 (wcan)

646 Fireplaces,
Furnaces/Wood, Fuel
DRY OAK and Cherry Firewood For
Sale. Contact Dave at 608-445-6423 or
Pete 608-712-3223
SEASONED SPLIT OAK,
Hardwood. Volume discount. Will
deliver. 608-609-1181

SNOW BLOWING. 608-873-5216.

648 Food & Drink

586 TV, VCR & Electronics


Repair

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have a 25-year shelf life. Free sample.
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602 Antiques & Collectibles


COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL
& CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
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"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"
Customer Appreciation Week!
Dec 07-13. 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
920-623-1992
www.columbusantiquemall.com

606 Articles For Sale


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666 Medical & Health Supplies


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free DVD and brochure. (wcan)
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cost from Allied Medical Supply Network.
Fresh supplies delivered right to your
door. Insurance may cover all costs. 800995-0831 (wcan)
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or NO cost to you. Medicare Patients
Call Health Hotline Now! 800-431-3924
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LIFE ALERT 24/7. One press of a button
sends help FAST! Medical, Fire, Burglar.
Even if you can't reach a phone! FREE
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Now Hiring!
Now hiring cooks & caregivers for a variety of shifts at
our lovely senior living residence. We offer
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well as health, dental & PTO to eligible staff.
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We are seeking dynamic candidates to be responsible for the


planning and implementation of Senior Center programs, activities and events and for recruiting, assigning and training our
volunteers. Required: high school diploma or equivalent and two
years experience in programming or volunteering with older
adults, or any combination of education or experience that provides equivalent knowledge or skills. See a full job description
at: www.ci.stoughton.wi.us/senior
Mail your resume/application to:
City of Stoughton
381 E. Main St. Stoughton, WI 53589
ATTN: Human Resources
or email to GSkarda@ci.stoughton.wi.us
Applications can be found on our website:
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Do the humane thing. Donate it to the
Humane Society. Call 800-990-7816
(wcan)

688 Sporting Goods


& Recreational
STOCK YOUR pond or lake now! Order
early. All varieties of fish & minnows.
Aeration systems. roeselerfishfarm.com
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WE BUY Boats/RVs/Pontoons/Sled/
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692 Electronics
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NFL 2015 Season included. Call now!
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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
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.
STOUGHTON-108 WEST STREET.
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.
www.madtownrentals.com
STOUGHTON- 2/BEDROOM, 4 unit on
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.
561-310-5551
STOUGHTON 3-BEDROOM lower level
of two-flat, near downtown, River Bluff
School. Newly renovated. Central air.
W/D, water included. No pets. $855/
month+security deposit. 608-873-7655
or 608-225-9033.

STOUGHTON- 517 E Jefferson. 2-bedroom lower, $740. Utilities included. Call


608-455-7100.

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672 Pets

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duplex w/one car garage. No smoking.
$1,000. Call/text 608-695-2565.

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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
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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

740 Houses For Rent


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Stoughton Garden Center
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Stoughton Garden Center
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Landmarks: Power plant, 1892 high school building top priorities for commission
Continued from page 1
Norway after graduating
college, and when he and his
wife saw Stoughton for the
first time, we kind of just
fell in love with the place,
with all the historic homes
and a beautiful downtown
a real downtown.
The Hedstroms moved
here in 1984 and bought a
home the following year.
Veregin and Hedstrom are
certain their stories are similar to those of many other
residents. Both joined the
Landmarks Commission to
preserve the citys historic
character and protect it for
future generations.
Thats precisely why the
commission was established
in the early 1980s, after the
Common Council created a
historic preservation ordinance.
The commission has
gotten many grants over
the years for work downtown, and it has lately been
focused on a couple of key
projects the school districts 1892 high school
building and the abandoned
power plant along the Yahara River.
Really, the mission is to
bring attention to and protect
the citys architectural and
historic and cultural heritage
those parts of our heritage

that are embodied in buildings or places, Veregin


explained. That can be individual buildings or districts.
This is something thats larger than we individuals.

A grant every year


The seven-member Landmarks Commission has
accomplished much since
its inception, but its story
even the fact that it exists
is not widely known.
When Hedstrom was
appointed to the commission
in the late 1980s, there were
no designated neighborhood
historic districts in the city.
There are now five, in addition to the historic downtown district.
After Hedstrom became
its chair, he decided the
commission should work
to become a certified local
government a status
bestowed by the State Historical Society that allows it
to qualify for grants.
Theres a pool of money
anywhere from $75K to
$100K that eligible communities can apply for, he
said. And since we were
only one of 12 certified local
governments in the state at
the time, we had a pretty
good chance for funding.
Hedstrom remembers that
for many years the local
Landmarks Commission

Designating a local landmark


To become a designated local landmark, a building
must be fairly unique and historic, explained Stoughton Landmarks Commission member Alan Hedstrom.
He said the commission typically will nominate a
building if it looks like it might be endangered or meet
so many criteria in terms of what makes a landmark
with architecture or history.
After nominating a building, the commission will
conduct a public hearing.
If all that passes, then it goes to the Common Council with our recommendation for official approval, he
said.
Once a building is a local landmark, any time the
owner wants to make a change to the exterior that
requires a building permit, the commission is authorized to review the building plans.
Weve done a lot of those, and I dont think weve
ever had a problem with it, he said. Most of the time
people want to do whats best to preserve the buildings
history.
got a grant every year
almost.
They used the funding
first to nominate historic
neighborhood districts for
the National Register of Historic Places, and then to create walking tours for each
one. That involved hiring
consultants, and Hedstrom
said establishing each walking tour took about three
years from beginning to end.
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districts allows communities
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and landmarks from being

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their character and charm,
Veregin said.
These historic resources
are the things that make
Stoughton unique, she contends. These older communities have character that
cant be found anywhere
else, and if we lose that,
they cant be replaced and
communities become relatively anonymous.
The commission also
used grants to create design
guidelines for buildings designated as a local landmark
in historic districts. The
guidelines were collated into
a binder thats used any time
the owner of a designated
local landmark takes out a
building permit to alter the
buildings exterior.
The guidelines have been
used in the citys facade
improvement program,
which Hedstrom believes
is largely responsible for
the improved appearance of
downtown buildings.

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Another grant was used


to create the commissions
website, which is one tool
in educating the community
about the importance of historic preservation, Hedstrom
said.
I knew when we moved
here that the city had so much
history and so much going
for it, but its kind of like
people didnt really know
about it, he observed. So
thats been our thought as a
local Landmarks Commission in preserving the local
landmarks that we have. Its
been an educational project to make people aware of
what we have here.
Hedstrom, who now
serves as the Landmarks
Commissions vice-chair,
is confident the group has
remained active and is
working to accomplish its
goals.
Weve never really
sought out the limelight, he
said. Weve just been taking our time; a lot of these
things take a lot of time.
He and Veregin stressed
that the commission is
bound to the citys preservation ordinance.
The decisions the commission makes are founded
in what we are allowed to do
by ordinance, Veregin said.
So we follow the ordinance
and historic preservation
best practices. Its not about
peoples own opinions.

The 1892 building


One major project
Veregin and Hedstrom agree
the commission is interested

Photo by Bill Livick

Peggy Veregin, chair of the Stoughton Landmarks Commission, and


former longtime chair Alan Hedstrom say the commission is interested in finding a use for the vacant power plant building on Fourth
Street (in background), as well as the school districts 1892 high
school building.

in is finding a way to preserve the Stoughton Area


School Districts 1892 high
school. Another is renovating and finding a use for the
old power plant building on
Fourth Street.
Nothing saves a historic
building better than having a
use for it, they said.
The old school building is
listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is
also a designated local landmark, but for the past 15-20
years, it has been used for
storage.
The commission is concerned about discussions at
the school district suggesting it could cost $5 million to renovate the historic
school building, a number
that has not been substantiated. The Landmarks Commission toured the building
earlier this year, and despite
water damage last winter,
Veregin and Hedstrom said
the building is structurally
sound and in need only of
cosmetic improvements.
They added theyd talked
with several historic preservation experts who put
the cost of preserving the
12,000-square-foot building
at about half the cost of the
numbers tossed around by
the school board.
Veregin described the
building as having these
nice wide corridors with big,
open rooms and high ceilings.
Its a space that could be
very easily adaptable, she
said. The school district
owns it, and it needs a new
use and to come back into
the fold of the community.
It needs to be a community
building again, and we want
to help in any way that we
can.
Hedstrom said back in
the early 1990s, there was
talk about demolishing the
building and the Landmarks
Commission played a role in
saving it by designating it
as a local historic landmark.
Thats how it was saved

the first time, he said.


They were threatening to
knock it down, and we started a campaign and they had
a referendum that passed by
a 2-to-1 margin.
He said the landmark
status gave the group 10
months to come up with an
alternative use.
That gave us time to build
momentum to save the building. A lot of people whod
gone to school there love that
building, he said. There are
all sorts of cosmetic problems with the building, and
so some people will say just
knock it down. But people
lack imagination, and someone who knows more about
historic preservation will
look at the same building and
say its something really special.

Power plant
The commission also has
hopes for the former power
plant building on Fourth
Street, which has not been
used to generate power since
about 1983, Stoughton Utilities director Bob Kardasz
told the Hub.
Kardasz said hes not sure
how old the building is but
guessed it dates back to the
1890s.
The building is empty
and has no water, sewer or
electric service, he said.
Its built very strong, but
like anything, its declined.
Hedstrom said a developer was interested a few years
ago and had someone who
was planning to rehab the
building, but it kind of fell
through.
With another city body,
the Redevelopment Authority, attempting to purchase
the old MillFab site and the
area around it, that entire
corridor could be revitalized
some day.
I think that (power plant)
and the whole area along the
river that the city is looking
to take control of is something wed like to see redeveloped, he said.