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SAGE
changes
create
‘flexibility’
K-3 class sizes
could increase
SCOTT GIRARD

Commission says Paoli, Candinas
projects need more work

Unified Newspaper Group

Class sizes that were
previously limited could
grow as soon as next
year, based on changes
to a state law providing
funding to the Verona
Area School District.
For years, K-3 classes
in the attendance area
elementary schools have
been limited to 18 students per teacher or 30
students per two teachers under the Student
Achievement Guarantee in Education law
(SAGE), which funded
some teacher positions.
A change earlier this year
to the law – now known
as the Achievement
Gap Reduction (AGR)
program – gave school
districts the option to
receive funds for a pair

JIM FEROLIE
Verona Press editor

Two controversial apartment-anchored
developments got clear directives Monday
from the city Plan Commission to come up
with a new plan.
Each of them – the Trail Edge development
on Paoli Street and the Candinas development
off Old PB – has been the subject of at least
two neighborhood meetings, but neither has
yet managed to win over those residents.
Though the Paoli project was the subject of
a public hearing and could still win approval by the Common Council, such a reversal
of a unanimous rejection by the commission
would be rare. The Candinas project, meanwhile, remains in a “concept plan” state,
meaning the commission and council are not
even supposed to take votes.
Both still will appear on next week’s Common Council agenda, unless the developer
withdraws. At least in the case of the Paoli
project, that withdrawal seemed likely, given
comments made during Monday’s 70-minute
discussion.
Commissioners in fact spent several minutes on that one debating parliamentary procedure and the implications of various votes
to figure out the best way to encourage seeing a fourth version of that project, including
whether denying it would send the developer
back to “square one.” Assured by city planning director Adam Sayre that would not be

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Shining bright
Santa Claus visited Verona this weekend to help ring in
Hometown Holidays and brighten Central Park with holiday lights. Friday night, Santa joined a large turnout of
families and Verona resident Gary Cannalte, the Channel 3
meteorologist, to light up the park and eat firehouse chili at
the senior center. The rest of the weekend included sales
at area businesses and another visit from Santa Saturday
morning.
Above, Santa and Cannalte lead the crowd in saying “Happy
holidays” as the tree lights turn on.

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At left, Jaxton Bethke, 3, of Verona, makes sure to keep his
fire helmet on while taking a bite of ice cream Friday night.

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Inside

Board wants
more data before
GE decision

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VAHS’ Kooiman honoree at ‘Jingle Bell’ arthritis run
Sophomore has juvenile
rheumatoid arthritis
SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group

Verona Area High School sophomore Sophie Kooiman gives two
thumbs up to the recent move
of the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for
Arthritis to her own school.

Those two
thumbs are one
way she likes to
begin her story
about arthritis,
anyway.
Kooiman, diagnosed with juvenile Kooiman
rheumatoid arthritis when she was
2, has dealt with plenty of shots
and soreness from the disease, but

most visual way she can show its
effects are her differently sized
thumbs.
“There’s days where I’m limping a little bit, or my thumbs
… are different sizes because
of (arthritis), and it’s kind of
this cool thing that I can use
to start the conversation,” she
said. “Being able to make sure
that people understand that it’s
not just adults (who experience

arthritis).”
Kooiman has participated in the
Jingle Bell event since she had to
be pushed in a stroller along the
route by her parents. Until last
year, the event was held at Madison’s Vilas Park until it grew
larger than what the park could
hold, prompting the move.
“I really like having it at my
high school because it provides a
space that my peers – they know

where it is; they’re more willing
to participate,” Kooiman said.
“I’ve definitely noticed there’s a
lot more student involvement.”
The 15-year-old horse lover –
who is part of the school’s nowofficial equestrian club and FFA
and 4-H clubs – also recalled
her experience growing up with
a condition many people don’t
know also affects children.

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Chinese language education worldwide, awarded the distinction to the school earlier this year. The institute is also expected to provide a teacher to SOMS to help expand its Chinese education. Activities included traditional Chinese food, calligraphy lessons and
other crafts. There were also performances of a Lion Dance and martial arts.
Above, Ansley Jenkins, 3, of Madison, tries her hand at calligraphy.

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Verona Area School District

Board wants more data
before GE decision
Members question
some options, take
nothing off the table
SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group

Despite briefly considering to
eliminate some proposed solutions for Glacier Edge Elementary
School’s space problem, the school
board left Monday night’s meeting
in a similar place it entered.
That is, nothing is “off the table.”
While multiple board members
had specific reservations on some
of the options – especially moving fifth-grade and the Two Way
Immersion program – the board
ultimately decided it wanted more
information from administrators
before eliminating anything, especially with no solutions that seem
entirely good.
“In a world of beautiful, wonderful dancing fairies, you can try
to create the perfect world, but we
don’t have Oz standing behind the
curtain,” board member Tom Duerst
said. “I just don’t think we should
take it off the table with the information we have.”
The board mostly wanted more
data from administrators on how
much certain changes would affect
busing costs, as well as to see the
full results of surveys currently
out for parents and residents of the
booming neighborhoods that have
most contributed to the GE space
crunch.
They heard from more parents
already during the public comment
portion of the meeting, with three
speakers asking the board not to
move TWI.

Given the list of options, though,
some board members have begun
to consider ideas they would have
done so only “over my dead body” in
years past, as board president Dennis
Beres put it when discussing portable
classrooms.
“Whatever we do is going to
have to be redone anyway if (a new
school) comes to pass,” he said.
“Those same kids could be facing
another move.”
After building and grounds staff
met with a Minnesota company that
provides portable classrooms, they
found that any of the attendance area
elementary schools in the district
could add one, though some locations would be tougher than others.
Glacier Edge would likely be among
the most challenging, given its space
limitations.
Even if a portable were the way
to go, the grounds staff would have
to do more specific work on sewer,
electric and water connections. It
would also create a question of security, noted business consultant Chris
Murphy.
While other options still include
moving fifth-graders from GE to

Known for its mud run
obstacle course held annually at Festival Park, Tri 4
Schools is helping bring
less messy – but equally
fun – activities to local
elementary schools through
grants and other funding.
In 2016, the entire set of
gymnastics equipment for
Verona’s six elementary
schools will be replaced
with new models, to be
rotated between the schools
throughout the year. Tri 4
Schools executive director Katie Hensel said staff
plans to purchase a high
balance beam, parallel bars,
trapezoid pad and vaulting
pad.
“We were thrilled to be
able to fund this project,”
she said. “The teachers at

Although MT Treads
Bar and Grill has
been closed since late
November, the restaurant’s owners hope to
open it back up soon.
Kay Kratochwill of
Feed Your Business
LLC, which is working
with the Treads owners, told the Press the
restaurant recognized
it needed to “take some
time and get our ducks
in a row” after its initial
opening.
Kratochwill cited a
desire for providing the
best service they could
as one of the main reasons for the closure.
Kratochwill stressed
that there is no set date
for the bar to reopen
yet, but they are aiming
for before the end of the
year.

all VASD schools worked
hard to promote our events
to their students this year,
which made it possible to
replace all the equipment
instead of just one component.”
In addition to the mud
run, the nonprofit also hosts
events such as triathlons
and after-school programs,
in which all the entry fees
are donated back to the
participants’ schools to
help fund health and fitness
resources.
Verona’s elementary
schools raised a total of
$3,500 at four events this
year, and were awarded an
additional $1,000 through
the Tri 4 Schools endowment fund grant. This
fund supports schools with

large-scale fitness projects,
and it is estimated that the
new equipment will benefit
more than 2,400 students
each year.
Joff Pedretti, VASD
physical education teacher, said in a news release,
“(The Tri 4 Schools) funding over the last five years
has helped us add resources to our programs that
improve fitness outcomes
for all of our students.”
For information about the
grant, or to get involved as
a participant or volunteer,
visit tri4schools.org.

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Library up for
$100K challenge
Fundraising goal to
qualify for $50,000
‘challenge’ grant
The Verona Public
Library has been offered
a $50,000 Community
Impact Grant from the
Madison Community Foundation, but they’ll need to
raise twice that amount to
formally receive it.
According to a news
release from the library
board last week, the library
plans to use the challenge
grant to establish a “permanent endowment fund for
innovative programs, performances, lectures, traveling exhibits, technology
upgrades and supplemental
materials to enhance the
library collection.”
In order to obtain the
$50,000 matching funds
from the Madison Community Foundation, the library
is starting an endowment
campaign to raise $100,000.
“The endowment will
benefit Verona and area residents now and in the future
by providing enhanced
library services and programming beyond the
library’s tax-funded operating budget,” library director
Stacey Burkart said. “The
library’s goal is to help create an informed, educated
and connected community
by focusing on areas of early education, lifelong learning and technology.”
In the news release,
Burkart noted that the number of library programs and
events has tripled over the
last decade. Library use has
also significantly increased,
with book check-outs
increasing by 130 percent.
“The library already has
a great track record of providing exceptional service
and programs, as evidenced

Find out
more
For information
about the endowment,
contact Stacey Burkart
at 845-7180. For library
information, visit
veronapubliclibrary.
org.
by the library being named
Wisconsin Library Association’s Library of the Year in
2013,” Burkart said.

Ongoing gift
The library will utilize
interest from the endowment fund, established
with the Madison Community Foundation grant and
endowment campaign, to
continue and expand early
literacy partnerships with
the Verona Area School
District, Badger Prairie
Needs Network and Dane
County libraries. The
endowment will also help
the library continue its collaborations with national,
state and local organizations, such as the American
Library Association, the
National Endowment for
the Humanities, Wisconsin
Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, Wisconsin Public Television and
the Wisconsin State Historical Society, to provide
high-quality library programming.
“This permanent fund
will ensure that the library
continues to thrive for
generations to come,”
said Madison Community
Foundation vice president
of community impact Tom
Linfield.
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Options left

another school, or moving TWI,
multiple board members expressed
opposition to those ideas, creating a
seemingly challenging path to their
eventual approval.
The option that hasn’t received
much negativity – but would require
a lot of administrative work behind
the scenes – is to reroute incoming
students that have not yet attended
GE. On the list, it’s known as the
“Tincher Plan,” for TWI parent
Nicholas Tincher and his wife, who
proposed the general idea.
The plan would give families with
students already at GE first priority,
followed by those that could walk to
the school. For remaining open spots,
which would add up to create a kindergarten class the same size as the
outgoing fifth-grade class, Tincher
proposed a “lottery.” The rest of the
students, then, would be rerouted to
other schools, in effect drawing new
boundaries.
Other options that involve moving charter schools – Verona Area
International School or New Century
School – would still leave a further
decision of who is leaving GE, so
board members did not discuss those
at length.
The perfect solution for principal
Theresa Taylor, as she joked to the
board when asked her preference,
would be “a third floor,” though that
option is also not feasible. She shortly
turned more serious, though, and had
to talk through tears as she answered
a board member’s question about her
choice.
“It’s really hard for me because I
love all 600 of them and all of the
adults,” Taylor said. “To think of
anybody leaving is really hard. But I
also want to be able to create an environment that’s effective for teachers
and children.”

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Even earlier in the evening, the
board discussed a change to state
law regarding class sizes that could
have some affect on the space, but
administrators did not express hope
that would fix the problem by itself.
Board members are expected to at
least rank the remaining options at
their Dec. 21 meeting when all of
the survey data is available.
“I want to look for a long-term
solution that takes us into the ability to form a community committee
to figure out what we want to do,”
board member Renee Zook said.

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Letter to the editor

Trump a ‘menace’ to U.S. values
Donald Trump is saying we
should keep all Muslims from
entering the US. This most recent
outrageous and bigoted comment
flies in the face of our constitution
and values.
Trump defies all our customs
of decency and fairness we expect
from presidential candidates. People continually wonder just how
far he will go with his crazy, dangerous and absurd comments. He
is the result and creation of the
GOP’s Tea Party wing, which panders to the worst and darkest fears
of American voters. Trump has
taken this to such an extreme that
he has become the personification
of a 2015 brand of American fascism.
We have not experienced anyone like Trump who has no filter
for his comments and covers it by
claiming he, “tells it like it is.”
A number of leading mental
health experts see his outrageous
behavior as “textbook narcissistic personality disorder.” According to Psychology Today, traits of
individuals with narcissistic personality disorder include: reacting
to criticism with anger, shame or
humiliation; taking advantage of
others to reach their goals; exaggerating their own importance,
achievements and talents; entertaining unrealistic fantasies; possessing unreasonable expectations
of favorable treatment; disregarding the feelings of others and

pursuing mainly selfish goals.
Trump is a menace to any civilized society because of his ability
to appeal to the dark side of a large
number of people. A recent poll
indicated that 56 percent of those
polled saw Trump in a favorable
light. It is awful how Trump panders to these people, but it is even
more troubling that people fall for
his lies and fabrications.
It should be instrumental to
we in Wisconsin who fell for the
same kind of pandering from Scott
Walker and his cronies. The result
has been that we took for granted
our progressive history and were
swept away by people pandering
to our fears, causing destruction in
our state that will take decades to
overcome: that is, if we ever have
the will to take the necessary measures. We can only hope that the
country will see Wisconsin as an
example of what is in store.
I will close with a personal
observation. I have wondered if
Trump has a death wish for his
presidential campaign. It is my
belief that he doesn’t have a long
enough attention span to actually govern, but will self-destruct
before the election. He would only
be interested in governing if he
could do so as an authoritarian dictator.
Bob Menamin,
City of Verona

Correction
The Press published an incorrect date for the Verona Police
Department Holiday Toy Drive event on page 5 of the Dec. 3 issue.
The description should have read that toys for the Helping Hands
Holiday Gift Drive, coordinated by the VAHS FFA club, will be
accepted until Friday, Dec. 11, not Monday, Dec. 11.
The Press regrets this error.

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Community Voices

Culture of to-go coffee
takes aim at the Basques
One fine October morning,
six years after my arrival to the
Basque town of Bilbao in northern
Spain, the great coffee giant Starbucks finally decided to open up
shop.
It wasn’t considered to be a particularly risky business move. The
Starbucks chain has already proven its popularity
in major Spanish cities such
as Madrid and
Barcelona, and
having an afternoon coffee is a
favorite Spanish
pastime.
Yet as every
Dresser
local citizen
will open any
conversation, it is important to
remember: The Basques are not
Spanish.
Furthermore, Bilbao is more
of a town that calls itself a city
by default, as it is the biggest in
the Basque Country. It lacks the
hustle and bustle of businessmen
in suits, commuters in a hurry
and the flocks of tourists looking
to tackle just one more museum.
And those are the best consumers
of to-go coffee.
The words of my dear friend
Fofi humorously reflect the opinion of many locals: “The only
people around here who are taking
their coffee to go are people who
don’t have any friends to have
coffee with. I see a person with
a to-go cup, and I just feel sorry
for them. The poor fella has no
friends.”
As an American brought up in a
culture of to-go coffee, I had never before associated “I don’t have
enough time” with “I don’t have
any friends,” but it was amusing
to imagine that that was what the
Basques thought of us. It was true
that when I had first arrived in this
self-important city, I tried to order

a to-go coffee and was nearly
laughed out of the bar.
“To go? Are you serious?” the
bartender hooted. “What are you –
American or something?”
To which I admitted, “Sí,
señor.”
Since then, to-go coffee has
become slightly more prevalent
around town, but nowhere near
the norm. Starbucks is looking to
change that, but it is off to a sluggish start.
My boyfriend dragged me there
a few days after its grand opening, thinking I might weep tears
of joy that my to-go coffee prayers
had finally been answered, but
I have long since given up the
habit of spilling hot liquids on
myself while trying to go places. I
now take my coffee sitting down
over a lengthy conversation with
friends, and I am much happier
and less of a freak for it.
Even so, he is willing to try
anything once, and I have a special weakness for pumpkin-spiced
lattes.
The place was packed, but not
for the reasons one would expect.
Nobody was really interested in
having a coffee at Starbucks as
much as they were interested in
telling people that they had a coffee at Starbucks or “seeing what it
was all about.” They would probably never return.
With one quick scan of the line,
I counted three elderly couples,
two Basque farmers and not nearly enough hipsters. Most reacted
with suspicion when confronted
with the Starbucks system. They
were overwhelmed by the amount
of choices and unwilling to provide their names in exchange for a
cup of coffee, something that had
never been required of them in the
past.
I watched two women in their
forties collect their coffee mugs
with faces that reflected a mixture

of horror and confusion.
“I ordered one cup of coffee.
This is at least three,” the first one
complained.
“Yeah, I know. And I think
the whipped cream is completely
unnecessary. Too sweet,” said the
other.
Beyond the culture shock of the
service and flavor of Starbucks,
the atmosphere is also the antithesis of a Basque meeting place.
First, anything that doesn’t
resemble a long, dim hallway or
an upgraded newsstand cannot be
considered a cafe. A good cafe
has one or two tables with chairs,
and when those fill, it becomes
standing-room only at the bar. (Or
in the case of the upgraded newsstand – standing-room only from
the start).
Also, unlike their French neighbors, the Basques take their coffee like they take their wine: in
the most boisterous way possible.
A Basque cafe is not a place to
cozy up in with your laptop or
catch up on your reading; it is a
place where fists frequently meet
the table and conversations rattle
the windows. It is a coffee like no
other coffee you have had before.
Like many others, we never
went back to Starbucks after that
day. Starbucks just doesn’t make
sense here.
But a part of me is quietly happy
to know its still hanging on, trying to persuade the locals ... just
in case I am having one of those
days where I feel more home than
here and I want to proudly carry
my to-go cup coffee around like
a loser with no friends and laugh
at the marvelous idiosyncrasies of
culture and custom.
Ashley Dresser is a 2005 VAHS
graduate who is living and working in the Basque Country of
Spain.

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December 10, 2015

Run: Event relocates from Vilas Park to VAHS this year

Manufacturing
history

She said she hopes to help spread
that information as the event’s honoree
this year.
“I really enjoy letting people know
that this is a thing and (say) ‘Hey, you
should be aware,’” she said.

Story of Ellis
Manufacturing at
society meeting

Not uncommon
Most people associate arthritis with
old age – and that is where it’s most
prevalent, according to the Arthritis
Foundation’s website. Still, more than
300,000 children in the United States
suffer from it, said the foundation’s
associate director of community development Hana Johnson.
Kooiman, too, said she finds herself explaining it to many people, even
those much older.
“I just had a conversation with my
English teacher the other day,” she
recalled. “At first, it was like, ‘Oh, I
thought only older people could get
that.’”
Kooiman recalled the weekly shots
she received growing up that just
became part of the family routine, or
the days that she couldn’t participate in
gym class because she wasn’t moving
as well as she needed to that day.
“I have a great support system and
the people around me really understand that,” she said. “It’s nice to be
able to turn that negative thing into a
positive thing by using it to educate
people.”
Johnson commended Kooiman for
her advocacy.
“We’re lucky to have her,” Johnson
said.
Kooiman is also one of the top fundraisers for the event, coming in fifth
and surpassing her $500 goal by raising $545, according to the event’s
website. In total, the event has surpassed its $70,000 goal and had raised
$72,720 as of Tuesday.
For her part, even though she could
eventually outgrow the regular effects

The history of Verona’s
Ellis Manufacturing – and
an update on the historic
Matts House – are on the
agenda for Saturday’s meeting of the Verona Area Historical Society.
At the society’s November meeting, Jesse Charles
gave a detailed report on
the Matts House. He said so
far, the city has appropriated
$5,000 for minor immediate repairs to prevent further weather damage to the
building. Immediate goals
include printing a booklet
about the house, filing necessary paperwork to be a
non-profit entity and start
fundraising around $40,000.
Charles said Dorothy Troller
has pledged $50,000 toward
establishing a museum in
the building.
He also said the city is
working on paperwork for
placing the Matts House on
the National Register of Historic Places. Similar paperwork was originally started
in 1989 but the effort was
ultimately abandoned.
Charles – who has led
the recent effort to restore
the building – noted the
historical significance of
the structure, saying it was
built by a man “who literally

Photos by Scott Girard

Verona Area High School sophomore
Sophie Kooiman often points to her
thumbs as an example of the effects of
arthritis. She will serve as the youth honoree at Saturday’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for
Arthritis.

of arthritis, Kooiman said “it’s probably something that will always be a
part” of her life.
“I don’t think I’d ever stop advocating for it,” she said.
Online registration for the event is
closed, but race day registration is still
available. For information, visit jbr.org
and search “Verona.”
The event begins at 9:15 a.m. and
the 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run all
begin at 10:30.

If you go
What: Jingle Bell Run/Walk for
Arthritis
When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec.
12
Where: Verona Area High School
Info: jbr.org, search “Verona” in
“Event Location” box

Mayor, alders hope to retain seats
While the most heavilydiscussed election won’t
take place until November
2016, there is plenty on the
ballot for the spring primary
on April 5.
The primary ballot will
include the presidential primaries and a host of local
races. Those hoping to get
on the ballot for those local
seats, on the school or town
boards or in city government, have until Jan. 5 to
file their nomination papers.
Incumbents have until
Dec. 28 to file declarations
of non-candidacy.
In the City of Verona,
all incumbents up for reelection have told the Press

On the Verona Area
school board, neither Amy
Almond, who has a City
of Fitchburg seat, nor Ken
Behnke, who has held his
at-large seat for 20 years,
had decided whether or not
they will run again as of the
Monday night school board
meeting.
In the Town of Verona, supervisors Douglas

Dates to
know
Dec. 1: Filing period
opened
Dec. 28: Non-candidacy
notification deadline
Jan. 5: Filing deadline to
get name on ballot
Feb. 16: Primary election (if necessary)
April 5: Spring election
Info: Call your local clerk
or visit gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/2016/spring

Maxwell and Manfred
Enburg have each taken out
nomination papers to run for
re-election.
Those interested in running must file their nomination papers with their
municipality or school district by 5 p.m. on Jan. 5. A
primary will be held Feb.
16 if necessary, with the
general spring election and

Tree Pruning is best
done during the
dormant season.

they will run again: Mayor
Jon Hochkammer and alders
Brad Stiner, Evan Touchett,
Mac McGilvray and Jack
Linder.

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created Verona.” He said
at one time, Josiah Matts
owned all property east of
Main Street, and his home
was the first brick house to
be built in Verona.
Matts also was instrumental in bringing the railroad
to the town, he sold land for
the cemetery to the town,
and his son, who was four
years old when the Matts
family arrived here, fought
in the Civil War.

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Pet photos
Bring your furry family members to
take a picture with Santa from 1-4:30
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Animal
Hospital of Verona, 203 W. Verona Ave.
Cats and small pets are invited for a
photos from 1-1:30 p.m., while dogs and
their families are invited to stop by from
1:30-4:30 p.m. All donations will support the hospital’s Help a Pet Fund. For
information, call 845-6700.

its 10th anniversary performance of the
Nutcracker Suite at 4 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 12 at the Verona High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St.
Tickets ($15 for adults and $10 for
children under 12) are available at the
door or in advance at Ballet U in the
Verona Athletic Center, the Kehl School
of Dance at 5117 Verona Road, Madison
or online at veronayouthballet.org.

Activities for kids
Badger Prairie Needs Network, 1200
E. Verona Ave., will host a children’s
activity from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday,
Dec. 14 in the kids room. Each child participating will receive a bundle of three
free books to take home. For information, visit bpnn.org.

Meet reindeer

Kids can visit with Santa’s reindeer
from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12
at the library. Learn about and take a
picture with the animals, then warm up
with popcorn, music and a craft inside
the library. The library will stay open
until 5:30 pm for this all-ages event. Art sale
Donations for the Verona Public Library
The VAHS Art Department will host
Endowment will be accepted. For infor- an art sale from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
mation, call 845-7180.
15 at the Sugar River Gallery in the main
high school building. The show features
Holiday ballet
ceramics and 2D work from student artThe Verona Youth Ballet will present ists, art department staff and local artists.

Only cash and checks will be accepted.
For information, call 845-4455.

Early learning
The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, opening in early
2016, will hold a pre-opening information event from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 16 at the Holiday Inn Express, 515
W. Verona Ave.
Meet the owners and learn about preregistration opportunities at the school,
currently under construction at 102 Prairie Oaks Drive. Programs for infants and
toddlers, preschool and pre-kindergarten
and additional programs will be offered.
For information, call 571-5980.

Winter solstice history
Join William Layher at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17 at the senior center
for a “Christmas and the Winter Light”
presentation. Layher will examine the
history of solstice observations, ancient
observatories, pagan religious traditions
and non-Christian influences on Christmas. For information, call 845-7471.

Community calendar
Thursday, December 10

• 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Operation
Toy Drive, Farm & Fleet, 600
Hometown Circle, 845-0952

Friday, December 11

• 9 a.m., Chat and Chew: Q and A
with the City Administrator, senior
center, 845-7471
• 1 p.m., Movie Matinees (“It’s a
Wonderful Life”), senior center,
845-7471
• 7 p.m., Kurt Klinger, Tuvalu

Saturday, December 12

• 9:15 a.m. to noon, Jingle Bell
Run/Walk, Verona Area High
School, jbr.org/madison
• 11 a.m., Chinese English story
time (all ages), library story room,
845-7180
• 1-4:30 p.m., Pet photos with
Santa, Animal Hospital of Verona,
203 W. Verona Ave., 845-6700
• 3:30-5:30 p.m., Meet Santa’s
Reindeer, library, veronapubliclibrary.org
• 4 p.m., Verona Youth Ballet
presents the Nutcracker Suite,
Verona High School Performing
Arts Center, 300 Richard St.,

veronayouthballet.org

Monday, December 14

• 3:30-4:30 p.m., Activities and
reading with local librarians,
Badger Prairie Needs Network,
bpnn.org
• 7 p.m., Common Council, City
Center

Tuesday, December 15

• 12:30 p.m. Card making with
Katie ($10), senior center, 8457471
• 4-7 p.m., VAHS Art Department
art sale, VAHS Sugar River Gallery
(main building), 845-4455

Wednesday, December 16

• 2-6 p.m., Helping Hands Holiday
Gift Drive distribution, VAHS, 300
Richard St.
• 4 p.m., Minecraft Club (grades
2-6), library, 845-7180
• 4-8 p.m., The Goddard School
for Early Childhood Development
pre-opening information event,
Holiday Inn Express, 515 W.
Verona Ave., 571-5980

Thursday, December 17

• 4:30 p.m., “Christmas and the

Winter Light” presentation, senior
center, 845-7471
• 6:30 p.m., Town Plan
Commission meeting, Town Hall

Friday, December 18

• 10 a.m., The Young and the
Restless indoor play time (ages
0-5), library, 845-7180
• 11:45 a.m., Birthday and anniversary party, senior center, 845-7471
• 7 p.m., Boolean Operators,
Tuvalu

Saturday, December 19

• 9:30-10:15 a.m., Grow into
Spanish with Maestra Marti, library,
845-7180
• 7 p.m., Tracy Jane Comer and
Friends, Tuvalu

Monday, December 21

• 10:30-11 a.m., Child development
storytime, library, 845-7180
• 1 p.m., Retro Swing Band, senior
center, 845-7471

Wednesday, December 23

• 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sing-along with
Leon, senior center, 845-7471
• 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tech Time with
Tim, senior center, 845-7471

(608) 845-6613
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Fr. William Vernon, pastor
Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew, Verona
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli
Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,
Verona
Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
a.m., St. Andrew, Verona

THE CHURCH IN FITCHBURG
2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 271-2811
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Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m.

ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL
LUTHERAN CHURCH
427 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-6922
stjamesverona.org
Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Narum
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8 a.m.noon Wednesday
Saturday Worship: 5 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.

THE CHURCH IN VERONA
Verona Business Center
535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona
(608) 271-2811
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Sunday: 9 a.m.
FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC
5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
memorialucc.org
Pastor Phil Haslanger
Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 10:15 a.m.

SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF
CHRIST
502 Mark Dr., Verona
(608) 845-7315
salemchurchverona.org
Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry
Sunday School: 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m., staffed
nursery available
Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN
CHURCH ELCA
(608) 271-6633
Central: Raymond Road & Whitney
Way, Madison
Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m.
West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine
Mound Road, Verona
Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

SPRINGDALE LUTHERAN
CHURCH-ELCA
2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
Mount Horeb
(608) 437-3493
springdalelutheran.org
Pastor Jeff Jacobs
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion

DAMASCUS ROAD CHURCH WEST
The Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St., Verona
(608) 819-6451
info@damascusroadchurch.com,
damascusroadonline.org
Pastor Justin Burge
Sunday: 10 a.m.
MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH
201 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-7125
MBCverona.org
Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
REDEEMER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
130 N. Franklin St., Verona
(608) 848-1836
redeemerbiblefellowship.org
Pastor Dwight R. Wise
Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN
CHURCH-WELS
6705 Wesner Rd., Verona
(608) 848-4965
rlcverona.org
Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant
Pastor Eric Melso
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.

SUGAR RIVER
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
415 W. Verona Ave., Verona
(608) 845-5855
sugar.river@sugarriverumc.org,
sugarriverumc.org
Pastor Gary Holmes
9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship.
Sunday School available during worship. Refreshments and fellowship are
between services.
WEST MADISON BIBLE CHURCH
2920 Hwy. M, Verona
Sunday Praise and Worship: 9:15 a.m.
Nursery provided in morning.
Sunday school (all ages): 10:45 a.m.
Small group Bible study: 6 p.m.
ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF
CHRIST
Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
(608) 832-6677
Pastor Brad Brookins
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF
CHRIST
Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
(608) 845-5641
Rev. Sara Thiessen
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship

ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC
PARISH
St. Andrew Church
301 N. Main St., Verona
St. William Church
1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli

Nobody Likes a Know-It-All

What’s on VHAT-98
Thursday, Dec. 10
7 a.m. – Incontinence Talk
at Senior Center
8 a.m.­Zumba Gold
9 a.m. ­Daily Exercise
10 a.m. 3 R’s at Senior
Center
2 p.m. ­Zumba Gold
3 p.m. ­Daily Exercise
4 p.m. – Tony Rocker at
Senior Center
5 p.m. – Jessie Garcia at
Senior Center
6 p.m. Salem Church
Service
7 p.m. ­Senior Center Redo
8 p.m. ­Daily Exercise
9 p.m. – Veterans Day 2015
at Senior Center
10 p.m. – Verona
Sesquicentennial at Historical
Society
Friday, Dec. 11
7 a.m. – Tony Rocker at
Senior Center
1:30 p.m. Veterans Day
2015 at Senior Center
3 p.m. – Sing-along with
Leon at Senior Center
4 p.m. – Jessie Garcia at
Senior Center
5 p.m. 2014 Wildcats
Football
8:30 p.m. Sing-along with
Leon at Senior Center
10 p.m. ­Incontinence Talk
at Senior Center
11 p.m. – 3 R’s at Senior
Center
Saturday, Dec. 12
8 a.m. Plan Commission
from Dec. 7
11 a.m. Sing-along with

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN
CHURCH
2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
allsaints-madison.org
Pastor Rich Johnson
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.

Leon at Senior Center
1 p.m. 2014 Wildcats
Football
4:30 p.m. – Verona
Sesquicentennial at Historical
Society
6 p.m. – Plan Commission
from Dec. 7
9 p.m. Sing-along with
Leon at Senior Center
10
p.m.
Verona
Sesquicentennial at Historical
Society
11 p.m. ­3 R’s at Senior
Center
Sunday, Dec. 13
7 a.m. ­Hindu Cultural Hour
9 a.m. – Resurrection
Church
10 a.m. Salem Church
Service
Noon ­
– Plan Commission
from Dec. 7
3 p.m. Sing-along with
Leon at Senior Center
4:30
p.m.
Verona
Sesquicentennial at Historical
Society
6 p.m. – Plan Commission
from Dec. 7
9 p.m. Sing-along with
Leon at Senior Center
10 p.m. – Verona
Sesquicentennial at Historical
Society
11 p.m. ­3 R’s at Senior
Center
Monday, Dec. 14
7 a.m. – Tony Rocker at
Senior Center
1:30 p.m. – Veterans Day
2015 at Senior Center
3 p.m. Sing-along with

Leon at Senior Center
4 p.m. – Jessie Garcia at
Senior Center
5 p.m. 2014 Wildcats
Football
7 p.m. Common Council
Live
9 p.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
10 p.m. – Incontinence Talk
at Senior Center
11 p.m. – 3 R’s at Senior
Center
Tuesday, Dec. 15
7 a.m. – Incontinence Talk
at Senior Center
10 a.m.­Zumba Gold
9 a.m. ­Daily Exercise
10 a.m. ­3 R’s at Senior
Center
2 p.m.­Zumba Gold
3 p.m. ­Daily Exercise
4 p.m. – Tony Rocker at
Senior Center
5 p.m. – Jessie Garcia at
Senior Center
6 p.m. ­Resurrection
Church
8 p.m. ­Senior Center Redo
9 p.m. ­Veterans Day 2015
at Senior Center
10
p.m.
­ Verona
Sesquicentennial at Historical
Society
Wednesday, Dec. 16
7 a.m. – Tony Rocker at
Senior Center
1:30 p.m. ­Veterans Day
2015 at Senior Center
3 p.m. – Chuckwagon at
Senior Center
5 p.m. – Common Council
from Dec. 14
7 p.m. ­Capital City Band

8 p.m. – Sing-along with
Leon at Senior Center
10 p.m. ­Incontinence Talk
at Senior Center
11 p.m. – 3 R’s at Senior
Center
Thursday, Dec. 17
7 a.m. – Incontinence Talk at
Senior Center
8 a.m.­Zumba Gold
9 a.m. D
­ aily Exercise
10 a.m. – 3 R’s at Senior
Center
3 p.m. ­Daily Exercise
4 p.m. – Tony Rocker at
Senior Center
5 p.m. – Jessie Garcia at
Senior Center
6 p.m. ­Salem Church Service
7 p.m. ­Senior Center Redo
8 p.m. ­Daily Exercise
9 p.m. – Veterans Day 2015
at Senior Center
10
p.m.

Verona
Sesquicentennial at Historical
Society

A man’s education should be like his pocket watch, for
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version of the facts, they will probably ask. Perhaps the
reason that nobody likes a know-it-all is because we all
know that nobody knows it all.
– Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
“Do not be wise in your own eyes.”
—Proverbs 3:7 NIV

Support groups
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• Caregivers Support
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Hometown Holidays
Santa Claus visited Verona this weekend to help ring in Hometown Holidays
and brighten Central Park with holiday lights. The weekend included firehouse
chili at the senior center Friday evening and sales at area businesses.

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Verona Area Community Theater presented “A Very Merry Hometown Christmas”
over the Hometown Holidays weekend, with 34 Christmas songs by those on
stage and another three during an audience sing-a-long at the end. Shows were
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Above, Marsha Heuer pulls a pair of Santas closer during “Santa Baby.”

Ava Marie Venegas, 3, of Verona, waves to
Santa Claus.

The Grinch (Ben Johnson) takes a
moment to admire himself in a mirror during “You’re a Mean One, Mr.
Grinch,” before stealing kids’ toys.

Kacey Scheidegger, right, sings her part of “Silver Bells”
while Brett Wagner looks on.

Scott Weiland does his best Elvis
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Members of the youth ensemble strike a pose during “Santa
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Wrestling

Boys basketball

Cats go 1-2 in
Big 8 action
ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor

Senior Cole Schmitz,
senior Kwan Clements and
junior Nathaniel Buss continued to lead the Verona Area
High School boys basketball
offense in a 97-62 win against
Madison West on Thursday.
Schmitz picked up 23
points, including four 3-pointers. Clements had 19 points,
including three 3-pointers, and
Buss went 5-for-6 from the
free-throw line, finishing with
16 points.
Senior Keaton Knueppel
added seven points, while Brian Murphy finished with six.
Nick Pederson, Rob Wagman
and Knueppel also added five
rebounds each.
The Wildcats were 17-for27 from the free-throw line as
a team. Defensively, Clements picked up three steals and
a block, while Nick Yound
had two steals.
The Wildcats host Janesville Parker at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Middleton 79, Verona 65
Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Freshman Jeremy Grimm gets a pin over Janesville Parker’s Eli Rickman in the 195-pound match Friday in a Big Eight Conference dual at Verona Area High School.
Grimm’s pin in 5 minutes, 49 seconds helped the Wildcats knock off the Vikings 45-36.

Grimm pin propels Cats
Freshman’s first win helps
Verona knock off Parker
ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor

Freshman Jeremy Grimm wasn’t
wrestling in middle school anymore,
and that became apparent with the
noise from the crowd and the intensity of his match against Janesville
Parker freshman Eli Rickman in the
195 weight class Friday in a Big Eight
dual.
Grimm was able to get a reverse
and take a one-point lead into the
third period, but Rickman was able
to fight for a reverse and retake the
lead with a minute left. That is when
Grimm made his move.
He not only got another reverse, but

he flipped Rickman on his back and
was able to use his power to eventually get a pin at 5 minutes, 49 seconds.
“I just tried to gain control of him
and kind of called on a little extra
strength. Adrenaline started pumping through, and I said to myself, ‘I
already reversed him once and wasn’t
going to let him get back at me,”
Grimm said. “I worked my hardest
and turned him.”
That pin gave the Wildcats a ninepoint lead with two matches left, and
the coaches were able to maneuver
the lineup to ensure a dual win – taking a forfeit at 220 and having senior
Garrison Stauffer move up to heavyweight and face Parker freshman
Shane Cutchins.
Stauffer went on to pin Cutchins in
1:33, and Verona won the Big Eight
opener 45-36.

If Grimm wasn’t able to get the pin,
then Stauffer would have wrestled
junior Logan Murdy, who was a sectional qualifier and 22-5 last season,
and senior Zach Edwards would have
wrestled in the heavyweight match.
That road might have been tougher
for Verona to get the win, co-head
coach Scott Burzynski said.
“It would have been more pressure,” he said. “(Grimm’s pin) was
the turning point in the match for sure.
That was the dual right there.”
But for Grimm, the thought of winning his first varsity match in front
of his home crowd and helping the
Wildcats start 1-0 in the conference
dual season was something he said he
would never forget.
“I got a couple of pins in middle
school, but this crowd was crazy,”
Grimm said. “With them cheering, I

couldn’t hear anything the coaches
were saying, and it was just great.
That is what gave me the surge of
strength at the end to keep pushing.”
Besides Stauffer and Grimm,
seniors Egil Hegge (145 pounds),
Ryan Weiss (160 pounds) and Dom
Sabbarese (170 pounds) also picked
up pins, as well as junior Brandon
Daniels (138 pounds). Hegge pinned
sophomore Alex Gotone in 4:55,
while Weiss pinned senior Caleb Burgess in 5:16. Sabbarese pinned junior
Izaiah Jones in 3:22, and Daniels
pinned senior Mike Roca in 1:01.
Senior Austin Powers also won
with a 12-5 decision over sophomore
Palmer Goodwick, and sophomore
Jono Herbst won by forfeit.
“For our first dual, we wrestled

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Verona traveled to Middleton on Saturday and fell
79-65.
Buss finished with 18
points, going 8-for-12 from
the line, while Schmitz added
16 points and 17 rebounds.
Clements picked up 12 points
and 10 rebounds. Pederson had nine points and five
rebounds.
The Wildcats were 20-for34 from the free-throw line.
Defensively, Pederson and
Schmitz each had two steals,
while Wagman and Clements
each had a block.

Craig 82, Verona 79
The Wildcats hosted Janesville Craig on Tuesday and
lost 82-79.
Verona trailed by 11 at halftime, but made some adjustments which led to better play,
head coach Alan Buss said.
The Wildcats grabbed a onepoint lead with 4 minutes, 30
seconds but never led again.
Clements scored 24 points,
while Schmitz added 19. Buss
chipped in eight.

Boys hockey

Anderson’s special performance
helps Wildcats ice Spartans
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

Three days after scoring a hat
trick in an 11-0 drubbing of the
Madison La Follette/East Lakers,
Wildcat junior forward Jack Anderson was back at it Friday inside the
Verona Ice Arena. Anderson scored
four goals, including three shorthanders and a powerplay tally in a
7-4 against Big Eight rival Madison
Memorial.
As the team’s leading returning
scorer, Anderson said it felt good to
be able to step up for his team.
“I was lucky to get a couple of

nice chances from my linemates
tonight,” he said. “Hopefully, we
can keep the scoring going and
hopefully it spreads to other players
as well.”
Despite a big night by Anderson, the Big Eight rivals exchanged
goals throughout the first two periods Friday before a pair of penalties
turned the tide inside the Verona Ice
Arena.
A minute after Verona evened the
score with a Jack Anderson powerplay goal, the team’s top defense –
Zach Lanz – was assessed a 2 and a
10 for head contact.
While the Wildcats were able

to shutdown the Spartans on the
power play, Memorial’s Jacob Padley scored his second even-strength
goal seconds after the man-advantage expired.
Despite taking another penalty,
Verona kept battling and once again
drew even thanks to a fortuitous
bounce.
Limping toward the bench
sophomore forward Graham Sticha saw the puck come right to his
skates and alertly passed the puck
to teammate Braeden Schindler.
While Schindler wasn’t able to beat

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Goaltender Nathan Cleghorn fights off a first period shot by Madison Memorial’s

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Girls hockey

Dragoo, Petet score in shutout over Black River Falls
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

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Bowlers best competition
The Regional Special Olympics Bowling tournament was held at
two different sites Oct. 24, including Bowl-A-Vard Lanes in Madison
where Verona athletes (left to right) Zach McQuade, Dan Severson
and Mike Krewson competed.
McQuade won a silver medal, while Severson took fourth and
Krewson won gold.

Girls basketball

Defense stops Craig
ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor

The Verona Area High
School girls basketball team
defense was able to limit
Janesville Craig, and the visiting Wildcats did enough
on offense to pull away for a
52-46 win Thursday.
Verona was held to just
15 points in the first half, but
Craig was only able to score
14.
In the second half, both

offenses did a little better with
Verona edging Craig 37-32.
Junior Alex Luehring led
the Wildcats with 15 points,
while senior Grace Mueller
added 14. Senior Cheyenne
Trilling added 10 points.
Freshman Amanda Carlson led Craig with 14
points, while senior Delaney
Schoenenberger added 13.
Verona hosts Janesville
Parker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
and Beloit Memorial at 7:30
p.m. Saturday.

Wrestling: Cats eighth at
Earlybird Scramble
Continued from page 9
really well,” Burzynski said.
“We knew Janesville was
going to come up and try to
throw us and use the legs.”
Verona looks to gain an
edge in its Big Eight division
with a dual at Middleton at 7
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. The
Wildcats also travel to Madison West at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 15.
“I feel like the guys were
a little bit timid, but that is
normal in their first match,”
Burzynski said. “We will get
more aggressive, take more
shots and try to get that first
takedown.”

Earlybird Scramble
The Wildcats traveled to
the Tom McGarvie Earlybird
Scramble at Watertown High
School Saturday and finished
eighth overall with 199 points.
Daniels led the way with
a first-place finish at 138
pounds. Daniels went 4-1,
including a pin over DC

Everest’s Austin Swiderski in
1:15, an 11-3 major decision
over Watertown’s Nathan
Logan and a 4-3 decision over
Warren’s Grant Zamin. Daniels also won by injury default
over Sauk Prairie’s Aaron
Hankins.
Garrison Stauffer was next
with a third-place finish at 220
pounds. He defeated Waukesha North’s Joseph Laste by
pin in 1:16, and he knocked
off Lake Geneva Badger’s
Matt Szeszol by pin in 3:06.
Hegge took sixth at 145
pounds with a pin over Winneconne’s Tanner Messerschmidt in 1:11 and an 11-4
decision over Warren’s Kendell Bell.
Other wrestlers with two
wins were seniors Matt Maier (145 pounds) and Zach
Edwards (heavyweight),
sophomore Luke Slekar (138
pounds) and freshman Dillon
Currier (152 pounds).
The next invite is at 9:30
a.m. Saturday at Tomah High
School.

Junior forwards Julia Dragoo and
Siera Petet each scored a goal and added
an assist Saturday as the Metro Lynx
girls hockey co-op rolled 3-0 over nonconference Black River Falls inside the
Milt Lundra Memorial Ice Arena.
Though a non-conference game,
the victory over Black River Falls and
Onalaska earlier this season will help the
Metro Lynx in a couple months when
they go to the sectional seeding meeting.
Ella Hall and Petet helped setup Dragoo five minutes into the first period
before Isabella Peterson assisted on
Epping’s late second period goal.
The Lynx scored in each period to ice
the win thanks to an even-strength goal
from Petet midway through the third.
The Lynx have seen eight different
players score this season.
“On any given day we can get scoring
from ten different players, if not more,”
Lynx head coach Derek Ward said. “We

are very comfortable playing anyone
we have dressed for a varsity game. We
pretty much just go with the hot hand.
On Saturday the hot hand was a line
that hadn’t got much playing time so far
this year – Brenna Gladding, Jenna Jurrens and Haley Meskin.
“They have been our third and sometimes fourth line.  They did a great job
during this game,” Ward said. “They
really got us going with their great effort
and really gave us a spark.”
Sophomore goaltender Sydney McKersie finished the game with 11 saves,
while Mollie Lelonek stopped 16 of 19
shots on goal by the Metro Lynx.
“The girls have came together quicker
than I thought they would, which has
been a pleasant surprise,” Ward said. “I
believe them coming together as a team
so quickly is a huge factor in our good
start to the season. We have played well
together as a team, which has made us a
tough team to play against.”
The Metro Lynx (5-0-0 overall, 2-0-0
conference) have a crucial early-season

Badger Conference game coming up
at 8 p.m. Thursday inside Madison Ice
Arena against the defending champion
Sun Prairie Cap City Cougar co-op (3-30, 2-1-0). The Cougars are coming off a
3-1 loss at home against the Rock County Fury.
The teams played to a pair of 1-1
draws during the regular season last
year.
“The series between us and the Cougars is always a hard fought one,” Ward
said. “I believe we have a more wellrounded team this year than we did last
year so this will prove to be a another
battle this Thursday.”
One the ice, Ward said the Metro
Lynx need to keep Jada Ward and Margo Thousand in check.
“They are two of the better players for
the Cougars and they can be a handful,”
he continued. “We need to get on the
board early and continue to battle hard
throughout the game.”

Boys swimming

Wildcats bury six Lancers to open Big Eight season
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

Verona Area/Mount Horeb boys
swimming opened the Big Eight Conference season last week and then followed it up with an improved effort at
the Nicolet Invitational the next day.
VA/MH 137, La Follette 19
The Wildcats opened the conference
season without much competition Friday night against a skeleton Madison La
Follette crew.
With only six swimmers eligible to
compete, Verona swept all 11 events on
its way to a 137-19 blowout victory.
Bryce Hoppe and Luke Hagelin had a
great 200 IM. Hoppe touched out Hagelin by .01 seconds to win the event in
2:16.67.
Shane Rozeboom had an impressive
100 free, leading the Verona sweep by
more than three-and-a-half seconds in
52.32.
Jacob Wellnitz added the 50 free
(23.71) and 100-butterfly titles
(1:02.29), while Bryce Angaran chipped
in with the 200 free titles in 1:54.65 and

the 500 free in 5:35.48.
Will McMillan, Kale McMillan,
Zeke Sebastian and Hagelin helped the
Wildcats kickoff the meet by taking the
200-medley relay in 1:52.36.
Sebastian took the 100 back (1:03.77)
and Hagelin added the 100 breaststroke
title (1:12.07).
Wellnitz, Hagelin, Rozeboom and
Ryan Stewart wrapped up the 200 free
relay in 1:37.25, while Magnus Kittleson, Sebastian, Hoppe and Hoppe finished out the evening taking the 400 free
relay in 3:36.91.
Verona’s JV team cruised 97-6.
The Wildcats travel to Madison East
for a conference triple dual against the
Purgolders and Madison West Regents
at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Nicolet Invitational
Verona traveled to the Nicolet Invitational on Saturday where the team
scored 50 more points and finished two
places higher than last year. 
Wuerger said the team’s winning
200-free relay (8x25) was definitely the
team’s highlight of the meet. 

Grant Wrightman, Bryan Touchett,
Wellnitz, Angaran, Hoppe, Hagelin,
Rozeboom and Sebastian comprised the
200 relay, which posted a 1:30.45 to best
Wauwatosa East and West (1:32.75).
Angaran turned in an individual best
third-place finish in the 50 backstroke
(26.28). He also added a fifth-place finish in the 100 free (50.48).
VA/MH finished the day with 33
of 36 individual best swims. All three
relays also beat their seed times by significant amounts.
Kaleb, McMillan, Angaran, McMillan, Hoppe, Rozeboom, Wellnitz, Hagelin and Sebastian turned in a fourthplace finish in the 400 medley relay
(3:30.87).
Wellnitz matched the finish in the 200
free, posting a time of 1:51.75. He then
placed fifth in the 200 IM (2:10.16).
Hoppe posted a sixth-place finish in
the 50 breaststroke in 29.59.
The Wildcats finished sixth out of 13
teams with 203 points. Conference rival
Middleton won the meet with 340.5
points. Shorewood (277.5) and Grafton
(244) rounded out the top three.

Hockey: Verona moves to 2-0 in the Big Eight
Continued from page 9
Memorial goaltender Ryan
Kenny, Anderson was, roofing a game-tying short-handed goal at 10:25.
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three-and-a-half minutes later to go up 3-2.
A checking from behind
penalty to Spartan defenseman Jack Andringa with
three seconds remaining in
the second period turned
the tide in Verona’s favor
once and for all. Assessed a
5 and 10, Andringa’s penalty forced Memorial to play
nearly the entire third period
without it’s top defenseman.
As a result, Verona scored
five times in the final period
(three times with Andringa
in the box), including four on
special teams.
“Getting those three goals
with Andringa in the box,
that was huge,” Anderson
said. “He’s a great player
and quite a threat when he
gets on the ice.”
Freshman Mason McCormick’s free-for-all goal in
the fourth minute drew the
Wildcats even for the third
time before senior Josh
Novotny stole the puck in
the Spartans zone and fired
the puck past Kenny for
Verona’s first lead.
“We have a bunch of
upperclassmen on this team
and winning conference is a
goal for them,” Verona head
coach Joel Marshall said.
“These games always come
back to bite us if we lose and

early sectional or conference
game.”
Junior Jacob Keyes then
helped the Wildcats go up
two with the Wildcats third
goal in the 11:35 of the
third period before Andringa returned to the ice and
immediately helped setup a
Hunter Straka power-play
goal a Memorial pulled the
goalie with 2:37 remaining.
Anderson iced any chance
of a comeback with a pair
of empty-net short-handed
goals.
“It was all about getting
possession of the puck in the
offensive end. If we were
able to get possession it may
have been a different story,”
Memorial head coach Jon
Spencer said. “We just went
with our gut feeling and just
wanted to keep the momentum going. If it works it
looks great and if it doesn’t,
people wonder what were
you doing? But I’m willing
to live with that. We wanted
to aggressive and go after it.”
Verona senior Nathan
Cleghorn stopped 20 shots
on goal, including 17 over
the final two periods, while
Kenny finished with 23
saves for Memorial.
The victory improved
Verona to 2-2-1 overall
(2-0-0 conference), while

Memorial dropped to 3-1-0
overall (1-1-0).
Despite making a run to
the WIAA state semifinals
last year, Spencer acknowledged this is a different
team.
“We’re definitely a
younger team,” he said. “So
it’s a matter of how quickly
can we get our younger guys
to step up and play more like
veterans. We made a lot of
mistakes in this game, and
give Verona credit, they capitalized on a much of those.”
For Verona’s part, Anderson called the victory a statement-win for the Wildcats.
“This is a crucial win for
us early in the season,” he
said. “It’s a great conference
win, which gets us some
momentum. Hopefully, we
can keep it going against
West and then Notre Dame
on Saturday.
Verona hosts Madison
West (0-3-1, 0-2-0) at 7
p.m. Friday before traveling
to Cornerstone Ice Arena
on Saturday for a 6:30 p.m.
game against seventh-ranked
Green Bay Notre Dame
(2-1-0).
The Wildcats return to
conference action at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 15 on the
road against Sun Prairie
(3-0-0, 2-0-0).

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Gorrell told the board
about a “hiccup” for the
Herfel property, purchased
in the spring and expected
to be the site of a new elementary school.
The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
recently reviewed the property, along with two others
from the City of Verona,
and declared a natural
swale from the north “an
environmental corridor.”
CARPC reviews extensions
of the urban service area,
which is necessary to bring
sewer service.
The corridor means the
district may have to take a
more costly route of building an underground pipe to
substitute or avoid building
on that part of the land.
“Even though 18 acres
seems like a lot … by
the time you’re actually
able to get a building on
it it’s greatly constricted
to roughly half that size,”
Gorrell said, also mentioning the street the city plans
to put in on the east side of
the property.
He said after discussions
with the city, there’s not
expected to be any more
problems with the proposal.

Retirements
The board approved
another four teachers for
retirement Monday night –
Janet Farnan, Liz Buerger,
Susan Cook and Paula
Wick. They have totaled
83 years of service to the
district.
Vanessa Beardsly, a
parent speaking during
the public comment portion, noted that three of
the teachers are part of the
PALS program at Stoner
Prairie Elementary School,
and encouraged the district
to still support the program
moving forward.
“(PALS is) truly one
of the greatest things that
have ever happened to
our family,” Beardsly said
after thanking the teachers
for all they had done.

Monte’s loses by 15 points, readies for Mid-Winter Tournament
Although the matches between
Hooterville-Express vs. New Glarus,
and Marcine’s vs. Eagle Heights weren’t
as exciting as the win by the Green Bay
Packers last Thursday night, they were
extremely important in the first half

season standings. Both teams won, with
Hooterville-Express beating New Glarus Schedule for Dec. 10
Mid-Winter Tournament will be held
and Marcine’s beating Eagle Heights,
at Monte’s. Registration at 7:15, play at
forcing a playoff match Dec. 17.
Kleeman’s beat Monte’s in Verona by 8. To qualify for the tournament, you
must have played at least one league
15 points.
match in the first half of the season.

Commission: Reversing unanimous rejection would be rare
Continued from page 1
the case, they quickly voted
5-0 to deny.
With the Candinas project,
which had made a previous
appearance before the city
this summer, there was no
official vote, but commissioners delivered significant
criticism and direction to
make changes.
Commissioners assured
both developers that not
only did they support development of some sort in that
area, they hoped for their
success. Both developers are
longtime Verona residents
with established interests
here, and Sayre pointed out
that the city’s comprehensive
plan explicitly encourages
“mixed use” redevelopment
like those projects.
But in both cases, neighbors’ objections were key in
the commission’s response,
and in both cases, it was
essentially to scale down the
item that would be the biggest financing slam-dunk –
apartment units.

Trail Edge
The 1.6-acre Trail Edge
project, backing up against
the Military Ridge State
Trail, is the third version of
a development previously
approved by the city but never consummated for business
reasons.
Though neighbors were
uneasy the first time around,
on a European-style mix of
bicycle-friendly apartments
connected to a restaurant,
they didn’t raise the flat-out
objections they have this
year. That mainly is owed
to an increased number of
apartments developer Bill
Dresser and his architects
implied were necessary to
win financing.
The commission agreed
that 36 was too many, led by
Sayre’s detailed staff analysis and feedback that called
for bumping it below 32.
Some commissioners said
they’d prefer to go quite a bit
further, noting that the previously approved plan had 24.
“What would otherwise
be in another part of the city
a very, very nice development,” said Scott Manley,
is “hugely dense” there. He
added that he didn’t view it
as a truly mixed-use development because the commercial and apartment buildings
are so separate.
The commission also recognized, as Dresser pointed
out, that the previous condition of the property – abandoned and infested with
insects and bats – was a nuisance and that something new
there would be beneficial.
“I want to see this property developed,” Mayor Jon
Hochkammer said, adding
that he prefers to see singlefamily developments as much
as possible over multifamily.
Neighbors seemed to agree
during public comments, with
Tim Hagen reporting that six
homeowners had been on that

block for more than 40 years
and the 26 nearest homes
totaled 572 years of home
ownership there.
“We’re concerned about
our neighborhood,” Hagen
told the commission.
Though Sayre asserted
this sort of development fits
the city’s plans, particularly
because of its proximity to
the downtown, where “you
need more people,” he recognized the city hadn’t really
discussed a long-term vision
for this particular street.
“It is a fair question,” he
said.
Patrick Lytle suggested
some specific changes, such
as rotating buildings for better distance from the adjacent house and lower density
overall. He hoped to see the
developer return with “a version of this I can get behind.”
Dresser, himself a Verona
native and current Town of
Verona resident, said he was
“disheartened by the negativity” from neighbors. He
defended the project in its
current form but promised,
“We will work with them.”

surrounded by the City of
Verona,” he said. “Some
type of development is going
to happen on here. Whoever
the developer is, both the
developers and the neighbors
need to be realistic about
what their expectations are.”
The project as presented
was only marginally different from what alders and
commissioners saw in July,
with the three-story, 24-unit
apartment building replaced
by three two-story townhouse buildings totaling 20
units. That was “a step in the
right direction,” as Manley
put it, but not enough, they
agreed.

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Sayre suggested clustering
the pieces differently might
help, and Hochkammer said
he’d prefer to see the apartments closer to the middle
to buffer them from singlefamily units.
Lytle offered an “a-ha
moment,” in which he realized the downtown-style
apartments-over-retail setup
might help the development’s cause.
“This is a rare opportunity
on this part of town,” he said.
“I want to see you be successful … while not causing
undue burden on the neighbors.”

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Candinas
Though there was no
public hearing or comment
allowed for the discussion
about converting the 5-acre
plot surrounding Candinas
Chocolatier into a retailrestaurant-apartment development, neighbors have still
made their feelings plain,
and the commission made it
clear they understood.
Among the clues was a
petition with more than 100
signatures of area residents
Sayre referred to, as well as
several calls and emails that
went to alders and references
to two neighborhood meetings that did not go in owner
Markus Candinas’ favor.
Sayre also noted that the
property is located in the
Town of Verona, and with
a commercial designation,
there are many possible ways
it could be developed if the
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of other initiatives beyond
class size.
“On the appearance,
it sure looks like there’s
more flexibility than we
thought there might be,”
superintendent Dean Gorrell told the board Monday
night during a retreat on
the topic.
SAGE is still in effect
for this school year, and
each attendance area elementary school has at least
three positions funded
through the program. The
state legislature passed the
new law this summer, aiming to give districts more
options and recognizing,
said Sugar Creek principal
Todd Brunner, it’s not simply about class size.
“It appears like they put
some more thought into
what’s actually happening
in a classroom rather than
just how many bodies you
stick in a classroom,” he
said.
Brunner and the other
three area attendance elementary school principals
offered their support of
changing how the district
acquires funding through
the program. While they
still want to set a general
limit on class sizes, they
would rather focus on the
other two options AGR
provides that SAGE did
not – instructional coaching for teachers and/or
one-on-one tutoring for
students.
“Some of our schools do
a lot of instructional coaching anyway,” he said. “It’s
a natural process that’s
occurring anyway.”
If the district were to go
that route, administrators
recommended changing
the district’s K-3 standard
class sizes to a desirable
range like between 18 and
21 students for one teacher
and 30 to 34 students for
two-teacher classrooms.
The district had been going
back and forth with the
state Department of Public Instruction for months
to clarify provisions of
the new law, and in late
November finally got
some answers on whether
it could bypass the ratio
provision – which is still
18-to-1 and 30-to-2 – and
still receive funding.
The four principals
explained to the board how
SAGE has limited them in
recent years and can create classrooms that instead
of being too large, are too
small.
“It brings our class sizes
to about 13 or 14, which
isn’t really feasible either,”
Glacier Edge principal
Theresa Taylor said. “Also
financially (this) isn’t
really where we should be
using our resources.”
According to data provided by VASD human
resources manager Jason
Olson, Taylor’s school
currently has an average
class size of 14.25 students
in grades K-3.
Because schools are
unable to turn students
away – unlike the charters,
which can plan their class
sizes and then close enrollment when they reach it
– a school at an 18-to-1
ratio that gets an additional student before the
official enrollment count
in September has “a big

problem,” Brunner said.
He recalled two years ago
when he had to reassign an
employee from a resource
role to a teaching role just
days before the school year
began.
“Depending on the
attendance area which you
draw from, you just never
know,” he said.
Overall, the district’s
current average 16.38
K-3 class size with SAGE
would increase to 20.75
without the SAGE-funded
teacher positions, according to Olson’s figures.
Some staffing funds would
likely have to be reallocated to support positions,
but it’s unclear how much
would be needed and to
what standards it would be
held. Gorrell said the district will continue to seek
guidance from DPI on that
and other specifics of the
changes.
The board was generally supportive of the range
idea, though no vote was
taken Monday, as it was
only a discussion item.
“It sounds like it’s a lot
better use of funds where
you’re coming in when
needed,” said board member Tom Duerst. “I never
liked the terrible hard
line.”

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POLICE REPORTS
All reports taken from the Verona Police bottle of prescription medication had been
Department log books.
taken out of her vehicle. She suspected the
thief was a person she gave a ride to roughly
Aug. 16
three days prior.
8:33 p.m. A caller from the 100 block of
2:46 p.m. Police arrested a 17-year-old
Berkley Road reported that a woman he met Verona teen at the 100 block of Todd Street,
online came to his home and stole $150 in after his girlfriend reported he was hitting her
cash. He told police the money was intended and threatening her with a knife. The teen was
as payment for sex with the woman, but she booked on charges of physical abuse of a
left before any acts occurred.
child, false imprisonment, disorderly conduct
8:50 p.m. Officers responded to a call of while armed, strangulation and criminal dama man knocking on a window and startling age to property.
a resident at the 100 block of Berkley road.
Police made contact with a man who said he Aug. 26
had met the female resident through online
6:56 a.m. Police monitored the intersecdating, but lost her contact information and tion of South Main Street and Depot Drive
then came to the address to speak to her. The for approximately 30 minutes. A 23-year-old
woman told police the man was not welcome Madison woman was cited for speeding and
and she did not want him to come back.
a 46-year-old Belleville man was cited for lack
of registration.
Aug. 17
3:47 p.m. Police responded to the 700 block
5:09 p.m. Police monitored traffic at North of Westward Drive where a woman reported
Nine Mound Road and Meister Drive for her son had locked himself inside the house
approximately 45 minutes. A 43-year-old Vero- and was breaking things. After police forced
na woman was stopped and cited for speeding. their way in, they found the woman's son hiding in the basement. The son told police he was
Aug. 18
mad that his video games were taken away.
6:34 a.m. Police monitored the 200 block
of South Main Street for approximately one Aug. 27
hour. A 24-year-old Madison man was cited
2:45 a.m. Police stopped a vehicle at East
for a defective tail light.
Verona Avenue and Hometown Circle matching
the description of one provided by the Monona
Aug. 20
Police Department for a missing/endangered
12:41 p.m. Police monitored the intersec- person. The officer determined the driver, a
tion of Cross Country Road and Hemlock Drive 91-year-old Monona woman, was confused
for approximately 45 minutes. A 28-year-old and had been trying to find her way home since
Madison woman was stopped and cited for a 6 p.m. the previous evening. Officers had the
defective brake light.
woman park her vehicle and waited with her
until a family member picked her up.
Aug. 21
2:44 p.m. Police monitored traffic at North
1:00 a.m. Police monitored the intersection Nine Mound Road and Basswood Avenue for
of North Main Street and Cross Country Road approximately one hour. A 64-year-old Verona
for one hour. A 40-year-old Brooklyn, man was man and a 47-year-old Verona woman were
cited for failing to stop at a flashing red signal. cited separately for speeding.
2:49 p.m. Police monitored traffic at East
Aug. 22
Verona Avenue and Franklin Street for approxi1:27 a.m. Three police units pulled over a mately one hour. A commercial vehicle was
23-year-old Fitchburg man at the intersection cited for non-registration.
of West Verona Avenue and Mariette Street.
6:10 p.m. Police monitored U.S. Hwy 18
The man received a written warning for a at the Cty. Hwy M overpass with a laser for
defective headlight after a field sobriety test. approximately two hours. Three additional
3:49 a.m. Police pulled over a 28-year-old units served as "chase" cars, resulting in nine
Fitchburg man at the intersection of East Vero- citations and one warning issued for speed
na Avenue and Gilman Street. He was cited violations.
his first-offense OWI, first-offense prohibited
9:22 p.m. Police monitored traffic on Cty.
alcohol concentration and speeding, after an Hwy. PB and American Way for approximately
intoximeter test showed a BAC of .15. He was one hour. A 52-year-old Fitchburg man was
later released to a responsible party and his car cited for speeding.
was left parked at Ceniti Park.
10:28 p.m. A woman reported someone
8:45 a.m. Police and EMS responded to a throwing apples at her home on the 1100
report of a man lying unconscious on the floor block of Zingg Drive. The woman told police
of a business at the 600 block of West Verona that it was the fifth time in the last two weeks
Avenue. The unconscious man was revived that something like this had happened, and
by EMS using Narcan, and later admitted to requested police patrols in the neighborhood.
having taken Percocet prior to passing out.
12:27 p.m. Police were dispatched to a busi- Aug. 28
ness on the 500 block of Melody Lane after a
1:29 a.m. Police stopped a 27-year-old
35-year-old man called to report harassment Verona man at North Main Street and Cross
from a 62-year-old man. After police talked Country Road for failure to stop at a flashing
with both men, the 62-year-old agreed to stay red light. A subsequent investigation revealed
away from the other man.
the man had a blood alcohol content of .18,
12:43 p.m. Police monitored traffic at the resulting in citations for first-offense OWI and
intersection of South Main and East Rail- prohibited alcohol content, as well as failure
road Streets for approximately 20 minutes. to stop. The man's car was left legally parked
A 30-year-old Madison man was stopped and and he was picked up by a responsible party.
cited for driving with a suspended registration
6:44 a.m. Police monitored traffic at the interand lack of insurance.
section of U.S. Hwy. 18 and Cty. Hwy. M for
approximately 45 minutes. A 27-year-old MadiAug. 24
son man, 23-year-old Fitchburg man, 32-year2:28 a.m. Police stopped a 32-year-old old Madison man and 21-year-old Madison man
Fitchburg woman at the intersection of Military were all cited separately for speeding.
Ridge Drive and Old PB. She refused an intoxi9:32 a.m. Police conducted laser monitorcation test and was cited for her first-offense ing of U.S. Hwy. 18 at Cty. Hwy. M for approxiOWI and speeding before being released to a mately two hours with the help of two addiresponsible party. Police suspect the woman tional units. The monitoring resulted in seven
may have been responsible for a traffic sig- citations for speeding.
nal knocked down at the intersection of East
10:31 p.m. Police investigated an anonyVerona Avenue and Hometown Circle.
mous complaint that a juvenile was violating
bail conditions at a home on the 500 block of
Aug. 25
Cabrillo Court. In addition to the juvenile vio6:30 a.m. Police monitored the U.S. Hwy. lating bail by consuming alcohol, police cited
18 at Cty. Hwy. M for approximately one hour. several other juveniles for underage alcohol
A 34-year-old Cambridge man, a 23-year-old consumption.
Madison Man and a 34-year-old Fitchburg man
were all cited separately for speeding.
Aug. 29
2:32 p.m. A woman reported to police a
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700 block of Matts Drive for a 34-year-old identity theft after he found two credit cards
woman who had overdosed. Her boyfriend taken out in his name were subsequently used
said the woman had made suicidal comments. at a GameStop and a Kohls in Florida.
She was transported to detox.
Sept. 11
Aug. 30
6:41 p.m. A teenager showed up to her
2:42 a.m. Police responded to the 500 block stepfather’s home on the 700 block of Forof Melody Lane to assist the Mt. Horeb police est View Drive and threatened to kill him after
department in arresting a man they suspect of he refused to provide her birth certificate and
being involved in a substantial battery.
winter clothes. The stepfather did not feel the
6:49 p.m. Police responded to reports of a threats were credible.
trash bag that had a hand sticking out of it at
the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 18 and Grand- Sept. 12
view Road. Police found the "hand" was actu4:01 a.m. A burglary in progress was
ally a blanket.
reported at an apartment on the 100 block of
8:54 p.m. Police responded to reports of a Berkley Road. Upon arrival, officer discovered
home on the 1100 block of Zingg Drive that that an intoxicated man had attempted to gain
had apples and pears thrown at it for the sec- entry into the apartment and, once inside,
ond time in three nights.
became verbally aggressive with the residents.
9:56 p.m. A “ding-dong-ditch” was reportAug. 31
ed at a home on the 600 block of Rovalia Drive.
8:04 a.m. Four plastic patio chairs were
reported stolen from the 100 block of Gilman Sept. 13
Street.
11:59 p.m. Police arrested a 22-year-old
9:28 a.m. Police responded to report of Madison man for his second OWI at the intera vehicle that crashed into a legally parked section of S. Main Street and Church Avenue.
vehicle on the 200 block of S. Main Street.
The driver was treated by EMS on the scene Sept. 14
and transported to the hospital for confusion.
10:29 p.m. Police made contact with two
11:26 a.m. Police investigated a report of a people in a park on the 200 block of Mary Lou
sibling inappropriately touching his younger Street after hours, who both subsequently
sister at a home on the 400 block of Linden admitted they had been smoking marijuana.
Street.
Sept. 16
Sept. 1
10:45 a.m. A set of license plates were
3:42 p.m. A cell phone and wallet were reported stolen off of a vehicle at the 300 block
reported stolen from inside an automobile of Marietta Street.
parked outside an apartment building on the
5:27 p.m. While on a traffic stop, and officer
100 block of Gilman Street.
witness a three car accident occur at the intersection of W. Verona and Rita Avenues. It was
Sept. 2
later determined that the first driver, a 69-year5:41 p.m. A Verona man reported identity old Verona woman, was focus on the squad
theft after his personal information was used to car lights when she rear-ended another car,
accrue a $3,100 bill with Verizon out of Chicago. which push it into a third vehicle. The driver
8:56 p.m. Police responded to an accident that caused the accident was arrested for an
with injury after a car driven by a 25-year-old OWI, with an measured BAC of .09.
Middleton woman ran through a stop sign at
the intersection of Liberty Drive and Cty. Hwy. Sept. 23
M, and was subsequently struck by another
4:25 p.m. A children’s bicycle was reported
driver.
stolen from Badger Ridge Middle School.
Sept. 3
9:59 p.m. A wallet was reported stolen at a
business on the 100 block of Horizon Drive. A
20-year-old Madison man told police he left
his wallet in the bathroom and after realizing
he'd left it behind, returned to the bathroom to
find it missing.

Sept. 24
9:29 p.m. Several items were reported stolen
from a vehicle on the 300 block of Melody Lane.

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Sept. 26
10:35 p.m. Police cited a 27-year-old
Monona man for possession of THC after an
investigation following a traffic stop at the
Sept. 4
intersection of Rimrock Road and E. Rusk
5:23 p.m. Police responded to reports of drug Avenue for a suspended registration.
activity on the 600 block of Hometown Circle. A
23-year-old Verona man was cited after a search Sept. 28
found marijuana and paraphernalia.
5:20 p.m. An officer witnessed a driver
strike a sign on the southwest corner of the
Sept. 5
intersection at E. Verona Ave. and Old PB and
2:36 p.m. An iPad was reported stolen from attempt to drive off. The 85-year-old Belleville
the 400 block of Lucerne Drive. While taking driver told police the sun had blinded her, and
the report, a man who was supposed to be she thought she had just hit a curb. She was
under house arrest with an active depart- cited for lack of insurance and violation of
ment of corrections warrant was identified class D license restrictions.
and arrested. During the arrest the, woman
who reported the original theft began having a Sept. 29
stress-induced seizure.
12:54 a.m. A gas driver-off of $20 worth of
fuel was reported at a business on the 2100
Sept. 6
block of Cty. Hwy. PB.
6:23 p.m. Police arrested a man on the
11:04 a.m. Police received a report of a
northbound lane of U.S. Hwy. 151 for his juvenile who was stopped at the intersection of
sixth-offense OWI.
S. Shuman Street and Park Lane by two males
11:21 p.m. Police responded to the 100 who then touched her inappropriately and left.
block of E. Harriet Street, where a juvenile was
2:12 p.m. A Dewalt Work radio was reportfound to have been shot with an airsoft gun ed stolen from a classroom at VAHS.
and burned by a stove. The juvenile provided
little information, but denied having done the Sept. 30
damage himself.
3:57 a.m. A business at the 2100 block of
11:22 p.m. A "ding-dong-ditch" was report- Cty. Hwy. PB reported a woman who could not
ed at a home on the 300 block of S. Jefferson pay for the gas she had pumped. The business
Street.
ultimately agreed to allow the woman to return
later that day to pay for the gas.
Sept. 7
2:55 p.m. A wallet was reported stolen from
12:51 a.m. Police responded to a noise a staff member at VAHS. After police responded,
complaint at the 1100 block of Prairie Way Cir- backpacks of suspect students being held at the
cle. Upon entering the residents, police found school were searched. The wallet was ultimately
and seized multiple items of drug parapherna- found in a box in the back of the room, misslia and cited the resident for their possession. ing cash. During that investigation, a flask was
10:26 a.m. A theft of $21 cash by an found in one of the students’ backpacks.
employee of a business on the 500 block of W.
7:22 p.m. A couple reported that someone
Verona Ave. was investigated. The employee fled from their unlocked home on the 300
was cited for theft, and the cash was returned. block of Jenna Drive as they returned home.
6:34 p.m. A dog was reported stolen to Nothing was reported stolen.
police by a woman at the 1100 block of Enter9:08 p.m. A business on the 100 block of
prise Drive. The dog was later returned after N. Main Street reported a man with a ponytail
police got in contact with the suspected dog- playing guitar in the store while he shopped.
The man was gone when police arrived.
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The Verona Press

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Academic achievements
Graduates

Edgewood College
Fitchburg
Stephanie Knollenberg, BBA
Verona
Mike Jordan, BS, computer
information systems; Kyle
Boeck, BS, nursing; Tammy
Silbaugh, BS, art, computer
information systems; Mitchell
Feller,
BS,
accounting;

Elizabeth Mackler, BS, broad music, general and instrumenfields natural sciences; Angela tal music education
Thomas, MS, nursing; Heather
Angell, MS, nursing
Bethel University
Fitchburg
College of St. Scholastica
Tyler Sorensen, BS, biology
Verona
Verona
Kayla Geier, BS, nursing
Emma Cole, BA, French education
Lawrence University
Verona
UW-Whitewater
Kajsa Schneider, bachelor of
Fitchburg

Legals
STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO
CREDITORS (INFORMAL
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE
MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF JELAINE BANCROFT
JOHNSON D.O.D. 8/29/2015

Case No. 15PR823
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
September 17, 1931 and date of death
August 29, 2015, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 5929 Forest lane, Fitchburg, WI 53711.
3. All interested persons waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedent’s estate is March
11, 2016.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
December 3, 2015
Attorney Shane W. Falk
Lawton & Cates, S.C.
PO Box 2965
Madison, WI 53701-2965
(608) 282-6200
Bar Number: 1027506
Published: December 10, 17 and 24, 2015
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OFFICIAL NOTICE TO
BIDDERS
COMMUNITY PARK PARKING
LOT RECONSTRUCTION
& PARK LANE PARKING LOT
CONSTRUCTION
CITY OF VERONA,
WISCONSIN

OWNER: The City of Verona, Wisconsin hereby gives notice that sealed
unit price Bids will be received for the
reconstruction of the Community Park
parking lot and construction of a new
Park Lane parking lot. The parking lot
construction includes miscellaneous removals; approximately 9250 sq. yards of
pulverizing and reshaping base course
and asphaltic surface; salvage asphalt
pavement, 410 sq. yards; approximately
630 cubic yards common excavation;
350 cubic yards of borrow material; 65
lin. feet of 18-in RCP culvert pipe and
apron endwalls; approximately 1785 lin.
feet concrete curb and gutter; 18 to 30
inches wide; 780 sq. feet concrete sidewalk; 270 sq. feet stamped and colored
sidewalk; 2650 tons crushed aggregate
base course; 1440 tons crushed stone
for sub-grade stabilization; 2180 tons asphaltic concrete paving; pavement marking; landscaping; erosion control and all
appurtenant work.
TIME AND PLACE OF BID OPENING: Sealed Bids will be received until
2:00 p.m., Local Time on the 6th day of
January, 2016 in the office of the City
Clerk, 111 Lincoln Street, Verona, Wisconsin. After the official Bid closing time,
the Bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud.
BIDDING DOCUMENTS: The Bidding
Documents are on file for review at the
office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Verona,
Wisconsin, and the offices of AECOM,
1350 Deming Way, Suite 100, Middleton,
WI 53562.
Copies of the Bidding Documents
are available at www.questcdn.com.
Bidders may download the digital Plan

Documents for $20.00 non-refundable
payment by inputting Quest Project
#4151823 on the website’s project search
page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at
952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for
assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with the
digital project information. No paper plan
documents will be provided.
LEGAL PROVISIONS: The Contract
letting shall be subject to the provisions
of Sections 62.15, 66.0901, 66.0903, and
779.15 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
WAGE RATES: CONTRACTOR’s
shall be required to pay not less than the
prevailing wage rates on the Project as
established by the State of Wisconsin,
Department of Workforce Development.
Copies of these wage rates are on file in
the office of the City Clerk and incorporated in the Contract Documents.
BID SECURITY: Bid Security in the
amount of not less than 5% or more than
10% of the Bid shall accompany each Bid
in accordance with the Instructions to
Bidders.
CONTRACT SECURITY: The Bidder
to whom a Contract is awarded shall furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment
Bond each in an amount equal to the
Contract Price.
BID
REJECTION/ACCEPTANCE:
OWNER reserves the right to reject any
and all Bids, waive informalities in bidding or to accept the Bid or Bids, which
best serve the interests of OWNER.
BID WITHDRAWAL: No Bid shall be
withdrawn for a period of 60 days after
the opening of Bids without consent of
OWNER.
Published by authority of the City of
Verona, Wisconsin.
By: Jon H. Hochkammer, Mayor
Holly Licht, Deputy City Clerk
AECOM
Middleton, Wisconsin
Project No. 60430159
Published: December 10 and December
17, 2015
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355 Recreational Vehicles

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

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review ads to the best of their ability.
Unfortunately, many unscrupulous people
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complaint regarding an ad, please contact
The Department of Trade, Agriculture
& Consumer Protection 1-800-422-7128
(wcan)

360 Trailers

MARIA'S PIZZA
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Evening & weekend/part-time hrs. Come
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150 Places To Go
HOLIDAY CRAFT AND BAKE SALE!
12/12, 9am-3pm. Albion Town Hall.

163 Training Schools
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340 Autos
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DONATE YOUR Car, Truck or Boat
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Over 400 to choose from @ the guaranteed best lowest price. American Marine
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866-955-2628 (wcan)

350 Motorcycles
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(wcan)
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434 Health Care, Human
Services & Child Care
COMFORT KEEPERS IN MADISON
Seeking caregivers to provide care
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Sign-on bonus.
Call 608-442-1898
NURSE'S AIDE/CAREGIVER needed to
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OREGON MANOR, a 45-bed skilled nursing facility just 8 miles from Madison has
an opening for a FT cook. This position is
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holidays. We offer a competitive benefit
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biz or stop by 354 N. Main St, Oregon for
an application. EOE

437 Customer Service & Retail
HOLIDAY RUSH!
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To secure an interview,
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449 Driver, Shipping
& Warehousing
HAVE A Class A CDL? Let's go to work!
No refresher course needed. Paid training! Apply today! 800-227-0020 www.
windyhilltrans.com (wcan)

451 Janitorial & Maintenance
GROWING COMPANY seeking FT
Housekeeping/Laundry Site Supervisor for long term Healthcare Facility in
Stoughton, $13/hr. Please call 262-6857113 to schedule an immediate interview. *Health Insurance, PTO, Dental
and Vision.

548 Home Improvement
A&B ENTERPRISES
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
608-835-7791
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Call 800-991-1602 (wcan)
DOUG'S HANDYMAN
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HALLINAN-PAINTING
WALLPAPERING
**Great-Winter-Rates**
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References/Insured
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AGRICULTURAL/FARMINGSERVICES
Our Hunters will Pay Top $$$ To hunt your land. Call for a Free
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Cornell College
Fitchburg

Davenport University
Verona
Parker Horvath

RECOVER PAINTING currently offering
winter discounts on all painting, drywall
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Free estimates, fully insured, over 20
years of experience. Call 608-270-0440.

638 Construction &
Industrial Equipment

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143 Notices

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)

Craig Lundquist, MBA, busiKaty Krogstad, BA, sociolness administration; Lacey ogy, elementary education
White, BBA, marketing; Rawi
Khateeb, BBA, finance; Beth Northern Illinois University
Wachter, MBA, business
Verona
administration; Jamiela Diaz,
Benjamin Neumann, BA
MSE, special education
Verona
Edgewood College
Brandon Peterson, BBA,
Fitchburg
information technology
Michael Wanta, BA, English;
Kody Parman, BS, business;
Casey Johnson, BS, mathematSpring
ics; Allison Schultz, BS, business; Brian Finneran, BS, politiUW-Green Bay
cal science; Jennifer Weber, BS,
Fitchburg
Alycia Atwell, bachelor’s psychology; Natalia Harris, BA,
degree, arts management, English; Dawn Berndt, Doctor
design arts; Abby Juzwik, of Nursing Practice, leadership;
bachelor’s degree, human Molinda Henry, MA, education; Will Huepenbecker, MS,
development, psychology
accountancy; Joshua Rubin,
MS, accountancy; Stephanie
UW-Stout
Hammes, MS, marriage and
Verona
Alexander Kirsop, BS, engi- family therapy
Verona
neering technology; Adam
Britt
Cerdena,
BBA;
Wadzinski, BS, hotel restauSaritah Helms, BA, theatre
rant and tourism
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Verona
Christopher Wisniewski, BA, Spanish; Ben Jennings,
AAS, natural resource technol- BS, criminal justice; Rebecca
DuCharme, BS, nursing;
ogy
Auguste Wolle, BS, biology;
Taylor Peterson, BS, busiCreighton University
ness; Michael Hershberger,
Verona
Claire Reichenbacher, BA, BS, computer information
systems; Meghan Phillips, BS,
college of arts and sciences
nursing; Dan Schuchardt, BS,
computer information sysCarthage College
tems; Jonathan Moody, MBA;
Verona
Stephanie Spencer, BA, Zachary Penshorn, MBA;
Joseph Lammers, MBA
marketing

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throughout US and Canada. CDL Class A, 1 yr. OTR experience.
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TOMAS PAINTING
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
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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
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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)

572 Snow Removal
PLOWING, BLOWING.
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20+yrs exp. Fully insured.
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586 TV, VCR &
Electronics Repair
AT&T U-VERSE Internet starting at $15/
month or TV & internet starting at $49/
month for 12 months with 1-year agreement. Call 1-800-385-0843 to learn more!
(wcan)
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Starting at $19.99/mo (for 12 mos.). PLUS
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month) Call now 800-374-3940 (wcan)

602 Antiques & Collectibles
COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL
& CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
MUSEUM
"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

HOLIDAY SALE-STORE-WIDE-VENDOR
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41 @ Subway, 2965 Ramada Way, Green
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646 Fireplaces,
Furnaces/Wood, Fuel
DRY OAK and Cherry Firewood For Sale.
Contact Dave at 608-445-6423 or Pete
608-712-3223
FIREWOOD STORED INSIDE
dry oak, cherry, maple
free delivery to Stoughton area $110.00
Face, $300 cord
608-873-3199 OR 608-445-8591, leave
message
FIREWOOD: TRUCKLOADS 8' pulp, cut,
split or retail pkg. Quality outdoor wood
boilers & furnaces 920-833-7839 (wcan)
SEASONED SPLIT OAK,
Hardwood. Volume discount. Will deliver.
608-609-1181

Mercer University
Fitchburg
Leah Latorraca, BM, music
Augustana College
Fitchburg
Connor Lagman, political
science
Carleton College
Fitchburg
Ellen Currier, BA, English
Upper Iowa University
Verona
Cheryl Davis, BS, accounting
Wartburg College
Fitchburg
Peter Campbell, communication studies
University of Iowa
Verona
Rebecca Kehl, BSE, electrical engineering; Caroline Kopp,
MAT, teaching and learning
degree; Jordan Veerman, BS,
sport and recreation management, CER, entrepreneurial
management
University of Nebraska
Verona
Laura Marie Jeidy-Brown,
MA
Illinois Wesleyan
Verona
Carole Guffey, nursing
Southwest Tech
Jenna Fletcher, dairy herd
management; Austin Fecht,
electrical power distribution
648 Food & Drink
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650 Furniture
HOLIDAY COMPANY? Sofa Bed, DBL,
like new, supported futon, no metal, oak
frame, stylized botanical pattern, neutral
fabric, $325. 608-832-8077.
PLYMOUTH FURNITURE NEW MATTRESS SETS from $99. All sizes in stock!
40 styles! PlymouthFurnitureWI.com 2133
Eastern Ave, Plymouth, WI 920-892-6006.
Open 7 days a week. (wcan)
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for the Verona Press unless changed
because of holiday work schedules.

THE NEW GLARUS HOME, INC.
is currently accepting applications for

Certified Nursing Assistant
PM SHIFT - FULL-TIME

This is a Benefit eligiBle POSitiOn
Benefits Include:
• Competitive Wages
• Weekend and Shift Differentials
• Health (ZERO DEDUCTIBLE OFFERED), Dental, Vision,
Life and Disability Insurance
• Paid Vacation, Sick and Holidays
• 401K Retirement Plan
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606 Articles For Sale
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Call for details 800-918-1046 (wcan)

Visit our website to apply: www.nghome.org
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The New Glarus Home, Inc

600 2nd Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574
(608) 527-2126 • hr@nghome.org

new glarus Home is an equal Opportunity employer

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672 Pets
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688 Sporting Goods
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Friday December 11th 4-8pm & Saturday December 12th 9am-4pm $5/admission. For information Call 715-676-3972.
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692 Electronics
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740 Houses For Rent

ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE
10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
BRAND NEW
OREGON/BROOKLYN
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900

970 Horses
WALMERS TACK SHOP
16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI
608-882-5725

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. 561-3105551
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.

720 Apartments

UNION ROAD STORAGE
10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
608-835-0082
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

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THE NEW GLARUS HOME, INC.
We are currently accepting applications for

Universal Care Workers
Full-Time Nights
at these 2 locations

PURE BRED Red Angus Bulls, open and
bred heifers for sale. Pick your bulls now
for summer delivery. Shamrock Nook Red
Angus 608-558-5342
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Monday for the Verona Press unless
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980 Machinery & Tools

801 Office Space For Rent

FARMI logging winches, Valby PTO chippers, Skidsteer wood splitters, log loader,
trailers, grapple rotators, rototillers 866638-7885 threeriversforestry.com (wcan)

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

990 Farm: Service
& Merchandise

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MINI-EXCAVATORS
TELE-HANDLER
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rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
grinder.
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411

St. Clare Friedensheim
&
Glarner Lodge
Benefits Include: Competitive Wages; Shift and
Weekend; Differentials; Incentive Pay; Health, Dental,
Vision, Disability and Life Insurance; Retirement Plan;
Vacation, Paid Sick Days and Holiday Pay.
Join our team of professionals & experience the
pleasures of working on a retirement campus serving
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Visit our website www.nghome.org to apply!

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

Registered Nurse

The New Glarus Home, Inc

600 2nd Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574
(608) 527-2126 • hr@nghome.org
Equal Opportunity Employer

Part/Full-Time

CNA

Part/Full-Time
We offer competitive starting salary and differentials!
Zero deductible healthcare options, Vision, Dental,
Disability, and Life Insurance, Retirement Plan,
Vacation, Paid Sick Days, and Holiday Pay.

NOW HIRING DRIVERS FOR DEDICATED & REGIONAL RUNS!
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The New Glarus Home, Inc

600 2nd Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574
(608) 527-2126 • hr@nghome.org
Equal Opportunity Employer

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OREGON 2BR 1BA apartments
available. On-site or in unit laundry, patio,
D/W, A/C. Off street parking, garages
available to rent.
From $740/mo. Details at
608-255-7100 or
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ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors
55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
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STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
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www.madtownrentals.com

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

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

FRENCHTOWN
SELF-STORAGE
Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
10x10=$60/month
10x15=$70/month
10x20=$80/month
10x25=$90/month
12x30=$115/month
Call 608-424-6530 or
1-888-878-4244

6803 SUNSET Dr., Lot 3. Rural Wooded desireable lot within 1 mile of town.
8+ acres. No deed restrictions. Verona
schools. MLS# 1758398. $267,500. Mary
Ruth Marks, (608) 513-7490. Bunbury &
Associates.

OREGON SELF-STORAGE
10x10 through 10x25
month to month lease
Call Karen Everson at
608-835-7031 or
Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316

750 Storage Spaces For Rent

DEER POINT STORAGE
Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS
5x10 thru 12x25
608-335-3337

865 Mobile Homes
& Lots For Sale

NORTH PARK STORAGE
10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.
608-873-5088

FOR RENT: Vacation home.
1-1/2 hours from Madison.
Lake frontage. Great ice fishing, skiing
and snowmobiling.
See us on Facebook:
The Pines at Lake Arbutus.
715-333-5056

The Verona Press

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666 Medical & Health Supplies

December 10, 2015

NOW HIRING
Excellent Starting Wages and Benefits
Employee Travel Discounts

Growing to Serve Seniors Better!

Admissions Coordinator - Coordinating the campus admissions process.
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Resident Assistants - Full and part-time positions available. We offer great shift
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Maintenance Technicians - Performing scheduled & unscheduled maintenance.

to request an
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to download
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We offer competitive wages as well as health, dental and Paid Time Off
to eligible staff. Contact us today!

Holiday Inn Express & Suites is
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Fairfield Inn & Suites is
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Night Auditor (FT/PT)
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Bell Staff/Shuttle Driver (PT)
Maintenance Assistant (FT/PT)

Guest Services Representative (FT/PT)
Night Auditor (FT/PT)
Breakfast Host (PT)
Bell Staff/Shuttle Driver (PT)
Maintenance Assistant (FT/PT)

Weekend availability is
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Email resumes to

Email resumes to

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Have you seen our construction progress?

All Saints Neighborhood on Madison’s west side is growing, developing a Main Street and
new living options opening Summer 2016. We’re accepting applications for the following:

16 - The Verona Press - December 10, 2015

KEEP IT LOCAL!
Think HOMETOWN First This Holiday Season

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Avenue Auto is a Full Line
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◆ Beautiful yarns, fiber & accessories with many fair trade
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Verona, WI 53593
www.avenueautoclinic.com
Mon-Fri 7:00-5:30,
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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or
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◆ Wide variety of fiber art classes.

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(608) 845-6478

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Beautiful Flooring
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Family Owned and Operated Since 1978
407 E. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI
608.845.6403
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