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Oregon Observer


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Vol. 131, No. 26

Oregon, WI

Page 2


A road

Stories of the Year

Oregon congregations
house homeless families
Kate Newton
Unified Newspaper Group

Turmoil at OPD ends

Welcome center, bike trail additions add to busy year in the village

Oregon witnessed major transitions in 2015.

The biggest was the hiring of a permanent police chief at the end of more than a
year of turmoil in the police department
which had included its former chief resigning in disgrace after nearly 40 years with the
department, 29 of those as chief of police.
The high school principal also left under
a cloud this year after being arrested three
times for drunken driving in a single month
near the end of 2014. But Oregon also saw
major changes downtown, with the exit of a
second restaurant in just a few months and
the opening of another. And it got a new bike
trail to Fitchburg and a new welcome center,
made out of an old water tower pump house.
It hired new leaders in the village public
works department and its fire department
after retirements, and it welcomed back a
familiar face in the school district with the
hiring of a former Oregon Middle School
principal to take over at the high school.
Through it all, three relatively new nonprofit organizations worked to establish
themselves: the Anderson Park Friends,
which is helping the county create a huge
recreational area, the Oregon Youth Center
board, which almost suffered a critical funding blow, and the Oregon Ice Arena board,
which landed a new junior hockey team but
was unable to get a license to serve alcohol
at those games.

Top Stories
1. New police department leadership
2. Soccer wins state title
3. Downtown business scene active
4. Pump house is now welcome center
5. Pliner replaces Meyers as principal
6. Liquor license denied for ice arena
7. Rotary bike trail completed
8. Anderson Park acquiring more land
9. Youth center continues as nonprofit
10. Public works, fire get new leaders

after the village selected a new chief, Brian

Uhl, in July and swore him in in August.
Its previous permanent chief had resigned
amid state and local investigations and its
longtime lieutenant died suddenly and then
was accused of taking money and prescription drugs from evidence.
Uhls main objective, he told the Observer
this week, is to restore pride in the depart1. Trouble, then new leadership for ment among its staff and sworn officers, as
well as in the larger Oregon community.
police department
Everyone (at the PD) is happy and eager
2015 started out as another tumultuous to move forward, he said.
year for the Oregon Police Department but
Late OPD chief Doug Pettit died in
ended with the department on solid footing August, less than a year after he retired as

the longest-tenured police

chief in the state. He had
been with the department for
39 years and led it as chief
for 29 years before taking
medical leave in May 2014.
But the end of Pettits
career, officially in September 2014, was marred by a
state investigation that led
to two felony charges of tax
evasion in December 2014 by
the Wisconsin Department of
Justice. He never went to trial, as he succumbed to gastric
cancer on Aug. 20 at the age
of 61 after a two-year battle
with the disease.
On Jan. 9, Lt. Karey Clark,
Pettits longtime secondin-command, died unexpectedly at age 38 of what
department officials called
natural causes. Then-interim chief Dale Burke in January described Clark as the
glue that held the department
together during Pettits prolonged absences.
But in June, the department revealed it had been
posthumously investigating
Clark because of variances
it found in the prescription
drug disposal unit at the OPD
evidence room, which only
Clark had routine access to.


In the decade since St. Johns

Lutheran Church began hosting
homeless families, its joined a
network of organizations in Dane
County working to combat an
increasingly pervasive issue.
St. Johns is one of five area
churches participating in the
Interfaith Hospitality Network
(IHN), a shelter program provided by the Madison-based
organization, The Road Home.

Turn to Road Home/Page 5

Oregon School Board

Vogeler will not

seek re-election
School board to have at
least one new face
Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group




Turn to 2015/Page 8

Citing ongoing commitments to

care for ailing family members,
Oregon School Board vice-president Rae Vogeler will not seek reelection in April.
In an email to the Observer last
week, Vogeler said she wanted to
devote more time to her family
and her role in as caretaker in the
past year for a number of relatives who have had serious medical conditions.
I expect this
situation to continue in 2016, so I
am stepping back
from my life as an
elected official,
she said. I may
consider public
office in the future, Vogeler
but right now need
to put my family first.
Vogeler thanked district residents for electing her to the board
in 2013.

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December 31, 2015

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Special Olympics FitClub aims for healthy lifestyles

More than 40 athletes have
signed up for program
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

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Jake Johnson, a special olympian, joins other athletes in the FitClub two nights per week.

explained. The program in Oregon accommodates kids ages 8

and older, and she organizes the
groups sporting events and also
fundraising for the program.
There are young athletes programs that accommodate younger
kids, but we dont have that here,
she said, noting that working fulltime doesnt allow her schedule to
manage that program.
Oregon Special Olympics has
sports programs that run yearround, Verheyden said.
We have bowling, basketball,
track and field, swimming, bocce

ball, golf, softball and power lifting, she explained. So we have

quite a variety of sports that we
offer our athletes. We stem off
of the state program but were
responsible for all of our own
funding and uniforms, facility rentals and equipment for the
sports, along with social events
that we do throughout the year as
Verheyden said along with promoting healthy, active lifestyles,
Special Olympics benefits participants by providing a strong support network.

We really have a nice community of people that get involved

and make you feel like you have
this core group of people that supports each other, she observed.
The Oregon School District also
plays a role in supporting the athletes by allowing free use of its
facilities, which includes hosting
a regional Special Olympics track
meet each summer thats attended
by 350 to 400 athletes. GuderyonGoetz established the annual event
in the 1990s, and its become an
eagerly anticipated competition,
she said.

Its been a very nice relationship with the school district, Guderyon-Goetz said.
The regional track meet takes
place the first or second week
in May each year. This year its
scheduled for May 7, and Verheyden said she always welcomes volunteers to help run it.
To volunteer for the track meet
or get involved in other ways with
Oregon Special Olympics, contact
Verheyden at 692-1428.
We have a number of parents
and caregivers who help out, she


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Oregon Special Olympics has

grown tremendously since Kristine Guderyon-Goetz established
the program 25 years ago.
She started out with just two
athletes, Guderyon-Goetz told the
Observer Monday, and the program is now up to about 60 participants.
Village resident Amy Verheyden took over as the agency manager five years ago and said Oregon Special Olympics has added
about 20 more athletes to the program in that time.
The goal is to keep our athletes,
families and caregivers moving
and establish lifestyle changes,
she said.
To that end, Oregon Special
Olympics launched a FitClub program in early November that runs
12 weeks. The club meets Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at
the local Anytime Fitness, which
is donating free gym time to the
43 athletes who signed up for FitClub.
The new FitClub project was
made possible by a grant from
Special Olympics Wisconsin. It
allowed the group to hire a professional trainer for 12 weeks.
Verheyden said a group of physical therapy students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison PT
program have also been donating
time to work with the athletes.
Special Olympics was established for kids and adults with
intellectual disabilities, Verheyden

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Making a difference
OSD announces
annual educator

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Rome Corners Intermediate School staffers Susan Dunn, Kathy

Doyle and Lloyd Berg were recognized.

Continuing a trend that

started several years ago
to help acknowledge and
publicize some of the best
educators in the Oregon
School District, the district
announced 23 staff members
who have been honored with

the 2015 Make-A-Difference Awards.

OSD director of curriculum Leslie Bergstrom said
the building administrative team or district office
department leader makes the
selections of a few educators
at each building each year.
We look for people who
went above and beyond in
their commitment to serving our students and school
community, she said.

Award winners

Photo submitted

Prairie View Elementary School staffers Stephanie Knutson, Barb

Kopenski, Jenny Ebert and Judy Wohlleber won Make-a-Difference

District Office: Josh Weis, Carol Bride and Rodney Pence

Netherwood Knoll Elementary School: Billie Farrar and
Natasha Odette
Prairie View Elementary School: Stephanie Knutson,
Barb Kopenski, Jenny Ebert and Judy Wohlleber
Brooklyn Elementary School: Dawn Donner-Chambers,
Laura James and fourth grade team members Kelli
Brewster, Margo VandeZande, Matt Fieck and Caitlin Rutz
Oregon High School: Jason Wilhelm, Kelly McGraw,
Andrea Kannal, Jennifer Schmitt and Ron Novinska
Rome Corners Intermediate School: Susan Dunn, Kathy
Doyle and Lloyd Berg
Food service: Bernie Schnabel, Betty Johnson, Trisha
Faircloth, Linda Glassmaker, Anne Celine-Maurer
OMS: Karen Moravec, Jason Symes, Lindsay Dison

Photo submitted

The food service staff recognized includes: front, from left, Bernie
Schnabel, Betty Johnson; back, from left, Trisha Faircloth, Linda
Glassmaker, Anne Celine-Maurer

Photo submitted

In the district office, Josh Weis, Carol Bride and Rodney Pence
were recognized.

Photo submitted

The Oregon School District recognized Brooklyn Elementary School

staffers Dawn Donner-Chambers, Laura James, Kelli Brewster,
Margo VandeZande, Matt Fieck and Caitlin Rutz
The Netherwood Knoll
Elementary School Make-aDifference award winners were
Billie Farrar and Natasha Odette.
Photo submitted
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Oregon Middle School staffers recognized were Karen Moravec,

Jason Symes and Lindsay Dison.

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December 31, 2015 Oregon Observer

Vogeler: At least three candidates

will run for two open board seats

Continued from page 1
It has been an incredible journey and learning experience, one
that I will remember for years to
come, she said. I would also
like to thank all employees of the
school district for their hard work
and dedication to our students. It
is the staff, students and parents
who make this district great.
With Vogeler not running, there
are currently three candidates for
two open seats to represent the

Village of Oregon in the April 5

election. The deadline to file candidacy paperwork is Jan. 6, and as
of press time, newcomers Uriah
Carpenter and Krista Flanagan
have filed election papers, joining
incumbent Dan Krause, the board
Vogeler and Krause were elected to the board for the first time in
April 2013, easily defeating twoterm incumbent Lynda Farrar in a
three-person race for two seats.

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eing the Oregon library

director has been an honor
and a privilege for the past
seven years.
Those years have been filled
with teamwork, learning, laughter and service
to the citizens
of the Village
of Oregon
and the surrounding
But the time
has arrived for
me to retire,
shortly after
the New Year.
I have appreciated working
with the boards, staff and volunteers who have worked together
to preserve and expand the
Oregon Public Library beyond
the walls of the building make
our library possible throughout
this time. We have accomplished
many goals over my career here
in Oregon, and I believe the
library is a welcoming, safe and
vitally important community
I am pleased that I have had a
little something to do with that.
The encouragement and support from the Library Board of
Trustees members past and present has been gratifying. I thank
them for trusting me to move the
library forward.
The Village of Oregon Board
of Trustees has also been supportive, as have my colleagues
within the village administrative
staff and office staff and the
other department heads. I wish
them all well.
Everyone on our library staff
has been eager to help library
patrons with their information
needs. Their hard work and
dedication have made the library
a welcoming environment for
patrons of all ages and interests,
and it has been a pleasure working with all of them.
The skills and contributions
of the library management team,
which includes Mary Davidson, Alicia Fisher, Kelly Allen
and Susan Kosharek have been
marvelous. We have become a
library family, and I will miss
everyone. They have my heartfelt gratitude and best wishes for
the future.
As a staff, some of the goals
we have accomplished have

With help from donations, we

were able to create a cozy reading nook for the children, add
Libraries allow children an intriguing book display unit
to match the circulation desk
to ask questions about and expand the outdoor flower
gardens. The library now has
the world and find
a delightful outdoor statue and
the answers. And the
welcoming brick walkways, all
wonderful thing is that thanks to generous benefactors.
The two service desks were
once a child learns to
combined not only to create
use a library, the doors more shelving space for the colbut also to afford better
to learning are always lection
communication between staff
members and therefore greater
The Friends of the Library
Laura Bush
have been a marvelous group
of devoted volunteers. They
have been essential to all the
programming success the library
The most important
has had over the years.
asset of any library
The Friends contributions to
goes home at night the the beautiful outdoor landscaping and special building projects
library staff.
have been outstanding. We still
receive compliments regarding
Timothy Healy
the handmade circulation desk
and the amazing etched window
effect on the Park Street windows.
My two favorite things
The list of projects and supin life are libraries and port the Friends have given
since Ive been here is nearly
bicycles. They both move endless. The most important
people forward without item on the list, however, is the
support for the summer readwasting anything.
ing programs. We would not be
able to reach our primary goal of
-Peter Golkin
sharing the importance of reading and literacy without their
I have especially enjoyed
working with the Friends Board
included major improvements
of Directors. Their good humor
to our building, including extra
and devotion to the library have
patron amenities within it and
been very heartening to me. I
outside of it and staff areas that
hold them in highest esteem.
have improved our efficiency.
I have done my best to take
And volunteers have provided
care of the environment and supan unbelievable amount of support the staff. It is my great hope
that everyone, including the
port in the form of programming, landscaping and special
library staff, Library Board, Vilprojects.
lage Board, village staff, Friends
With hard work from the
of the Library and the commulibrary staff, the physical build- nity welcomes the new director
with open minds and hearts.
ing has become more welcoming, with interior painting,
They will all need to continue
added task lighting and updated working together to design,
overhead lighting. The addition
build and support the new Oreof soundproof ceiling tiles has
gon Public Library of the future.
helped diminish the noise issues.
Happy trails!
The children and families entering the building after school no
Susan Santner is the director of
longer sound like a herd of wilthe Oregon Public Library.

They said it

December 31, 2015

Road Home: Long-term housing is goal

Continued from page 1
The organization partners
with United Way of Dane
County, YWCA Madison
and the Salvation Army to
offer a range of resources,
including financial advising, affordable housing and
connecting them with food
pantries, medication assistance programs and other
Families typically stay in
rotation in the IHN shelter
program for about 60 days,
moving from one host congregation to another every
week. As a host church, St.
Johns houses four families per year they arrive
on a Sunday and are given
a tour of their temporary
home, where they will stay
until the following Sunday.
When Melissa Markquart
took on the role of volunteer coordinator after her
husband Paul was named
pastor at St. Johns in
2006, they reached out to
area congregations to see if
they could collaborate as
a community to strengthen Oregons involvement
in IHN. Now, nearly 10
years later, St. Johns and
the four buddy churches
Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church,
Peoples United Methodist Church, Lord of Life
Lutheran Church, and First
Presbyterian Church represent Oregon in an IHN
shelter network of more
than 50 congregations and
1,800 active volunteers.
In the four weeks that St.
Johns hosts a family, the
churches take turns recruiting volunteers throughout
the week to prepare, serve
and eat meals with the
family, as well as lead evening activities for the kids
so that parents can have
some respite time, Markquart said.
At 7 a.m. every morning,
transportation provided by
The Road Home arrives to
take the families to work,
school, appointments or
other commitments they
have that day. Volunteer
drivers are also on hand to
pick up kids and parents
from locations after the
traditional schedule like
sports practices and latenight shifts in an effort
to keep life as normal as
possible for them, she
Markquart said up to 40
volunteers from St. Johns
alone contribute during a
host week: serving meals,
doing laundry, organizing
activities and sleeping over

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According to a 2013 report by the City of

Madison, individual homelessness is on the decline
in Dane County, but that reduction is more than
offset by an increase in (shelter program) services
to families. In 2013, 1,529 homeless people 473
families with nearly 950 children were served
at least one night by a county shelter program.
In 2012, 445 families with 881 children sought
William Knickmeyer

Goal: finding housing

IHN is only one facet of
the support network that
the Road Home provides,
though. For many families
the organization serves,
being placed in the program
is often the first stop on the
road to regaining permanent housing, which can be
problematic. When it comes
to Dane County, Conn likened that to trying to find
a needle in a haystack.
Families need to be out
of shelter and into stable
housing for them to be able
to flourish and grow, she
Markquart said that a
lack of affordable housing in Dane County keeps
many families on the brink
of homelessness, even
when one or multiple family members are working
For some people, theyre
one car breakdown away
from homelessness, or one
emergency room incident

away from homelessness,

Markquart added. Its so
tenuous, I think, with the
rate of wages and the cost
of living, there just isnt
much left in the margins for
unexpected expenses.
After the families leave
the IHN program, The Road
Home works to provide
ongoing case management
support to transition them
into long-term housing,
either by working directly
with landlords and property
managers to forgive past
rental or credit history, or
by moving them into one
of the organizations 30
affordable housing units.
Those families that are
in (Housing and Hope)
work directly with a case
manager and really work
towards rebuilding their
family, rebuilding their
credit, gaining the skills
they need to get a better
paying job so that theyre
able to afford market rent,
Conn said.
As a parent of three children, Markquart said her
favorite observation in her
years as volunteer coordinator is seeing how grateful
parents are to not only be
housed in the shelter program, but to embark on a
new chapter that hopefully
leads to a more promising
future for their families.
These are people who,
Im sure a high percentage
of them will have opportunities to help people that
come across their path, and
I know thats true for me,
she said. I look back
at the help Ive received at
critical points in my life,
and thats what gives me
energy to do this for people.
I know what a difference
it makes.
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Road Home, including success stories from families
that have participated in the
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age 62 God got a good one lost his
second battle with cancer Dec. 22, 2015.
As with everything he did, Bill fought
a good fight.He will be missed deeply
by his family, many friends, co-workers,
and patients.
Bill was born on Sept. 24, 1953, to
Wayne L. and Jean M. (Kelly) Knickmeyer.He joined his older brother, Jim,
who was his best friend.Lake Waubesa
was home to Bill and he attended Oregon
Schools, graduating in 1971. He then
attended the University of Wisconsin
and was accepted into Marquette University Dental School in 1974, graduating in 1978.He started his dental practice in Prairie du Sac and has called the
Sauk Prairie area his home for the last
37 years.He always said that he chose
a profession that he truly enjoyed; especially getting to know his patients and
their families.
Bill married his high school sweetheart, Donna Jean Indermuehle, on May
31, 1975. They celebrated 40 years of
marriage this past May. Ryan William
was born in 1978 and his sister, Kelly
Jean, was born in 1981. The family of
four enjoyed doing things together: cottage and lake time on Lake Wisconsin,
travelling throughout the United States,
attending Badger games, and laughter
so much love and laughter.Bill was such
a blessing to his family a wonderful
husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle.
Bills most recent blessings were his
two grandchildren: Mason Ryan and
Emily Jean, who were the light of his
life and lived right across the street.He
enjoyed fishing, boating and swimming with the grandchildren. He had
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House. Among the sports he enjoyed
playing were golf with his foursome, his
Mondaynight too old for slow pitch
golf league, cycling, swimming, walking and pickleball.He and Donna enjoy
playing bridge with the Bridge group,
traveling extensively throughout the
United States with their children and visiting other countries such as Costa Rica,
Canada, Yucatan Peninsula and many
European countries. A favorite destination was San Antonio, Texas.
Bill is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Kelly (Juan) Ramirez;
his mother, Jean Knickmeyer; grandchildren, Mason and Emily Ramirez;
daughter-in-law, Amy (Jeff) Gienau;
sisters-in-law, Mary Knickmeyer, Diane
(George) Foreyt, Dawn Sadowske,Darlene (Mark) Schaefer; brother-in-law,
Dale Indermuehle; aunt, Joan Kelly;
nieces and nephews, Adam (Nicole)
Knickmeyer, Jamie (Joe) Mueller, David
(Christal) Foreyt, Darci Foreyt, Sonia
(Tom) Haas, Marcie (Robert) Seeking, Angie (Adam) MacLeod, Adrianne
(Brandon) Clark, Becky Hanke; and
many great-nieces and nephews. Also
included are very dear friends, John
(Lana) Baetz, Craig (Christie) Bender
and John (Diane) Goodman.
Bill was preceded in death by his son,
Ryan; his father, Wayne; his brother,
Jim; his father- and mother-in-law,
Roland and Dolores Indermuehle; and
his brother-in-law, Ed Sadowske.
Even in the midst of his cancer Bill
was blessed with so many friends playing so many roles.A special thank you
to Don (Deb) Hosig who helped out
in so many ways, both spiritually and
physically.Thank you to Dr. Weber and
the staff at Dean Oncology; and to Dr.
Marty, Dr. Wagner, and the staff of St.
Marys 5SW.You made a difficult situation bearable.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at St. Johns Lutheran
Church, Prairie du Sac, with Pastor Fred
Rilling officiating. Burial followed in
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Homelessness in
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at the church in case of an

emergency. One couple
from Holy Mother shop for
and donate the majority of
the food needed during all
four weeks, and on the two
nights St. Johns is responsible for dinner, volunteers
typically pay for it out of
pocket, Markquart said.
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December 31, 2015

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Coming up
kit, create an emergency plan for your
Ben and Kassie Wilson are a hushousehold and more.
band-wife duo who perform country
Bring your family to the senior cenTo register or for information on this and pop music. Kassie is on vocals
ter, the library and the Netherwood free program, call Anne at 385-5801.
and tambourine, and Dan is on vocals
Knoll Elementary School Big Gym
and guitar.
for a Community Party with Casey & Nutrition education
The food bank could use some
Greg from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31.
Join Lytonia from Dane County UW funding to be replenished after the
Listen to songs by Casey & Greg, Extension for two nutrition education holiday season, said Oregon resident
games, crafts and more.
classes in the month of January at the Jeff Nachreiner, who hired the band.
Schedules of the evening will be senior center.
For information about the band, visposted at the senior center.
The topic of the first class, at 9 a.m. it
For information, call 835-5801.
Friday, Jan. 8, will be What Makes a
Meal, where tips for making whole- Blood drive
Living Trust workshop
some, balanced meals will be disSt. Johns Lutheran Church, 625 E.
Learn how to properly design and cussed. The topic of the Friday, Jan. Netherwood St., will host a Red Cross
maintain a Living Trust estate plan at a 29 class, also at 9 a.m., will be Cook- blood drive from 7-11 a.m. Saturday,
workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, ing for One or Two. Using a guide to Jan. 9.
Jan. 7 and from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednes- help break down your favorite recipes,
To make an appointment to donate
day, Jan. 13 at Krause Donovan Estate Lytonia will help you learn how to blood, visit or call
Law Partners, 116 Spring St.
shop for and prepare meals for one or 1-800-733-2767.
Refreshments will be served, and the two people.
monthly workshop is free, but seating
Walk-ins are welcome for both Family movie night
is limited.
classes. For information, call 385Take in dinner and a family friendly
For information, call 268-5751 or 5801.
film during Second Saturday movie
night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday,
Music fundraiser
Jan. 9 at First Presbyterian Church,
Disaster preparedness
Stop by Charlies on Main, 113 S. 408 Bergamont Blvd.
Learn how to prepare for emergency Main St., to listen to music and help
Bring the whole family to watch
situations at a disaster preparedness a local cause from 7-11:30 p.m. Satur- the movie, rated G or PG, on the big
class at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 day, Jan. 9.
screen. Pizza, popcorn and other
and at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at
The Nashville-based band Kassie snacks will be available for a donathe senior center.
will be performing, and all admission tion.
In this two-part comprehensive pro- fees will be donated to the Oregon/
For information or to get this
gram, you will learn how to identify Brooklyn Food Pantry. The cost to months title, call 835-3082 or email
your needs in an emergency, gather a attend is $10.
supply of materials for an emergency

New Years community party

Community calendar
Thursday, December 31

11 a.m., Family open skate,

Oregon Community Sports Arena,
100 N. Perry Pkwy., 835-9650
12:30, Harp with Shari Sarazin,
senior center, 835-5801
5-8 p.m., Community Party
with Casey & Greg, senior center, library, Netherwood Knoll
Elementary School Big Gym, 8355801

Monday, January 4

6 p.m., Village board meeting,

Oregon Village Hall

Tuesday, January 5

1 p.m., Movie Matinee: Spare

Parts (PG-13, 83 min.), senior
center, 835-5801

Thursday, January 7

10:30 a.m., Great Beginnings

Book Club: Mrs. Lincolns
Dressmaker by Jennifer
Chiaverini, senior center, 835-6268

10:30 a.m., Disaster preparedness program (first of two classes),
senior center, 835-5801
6:30-8 p.m., Free Living Trust
workshop, Krause Donovan Estate
Law Partners, 116 Spring St., 2685751

Friday, January 8

9 a.m., Nutrition Education: What

Makes a Meal, senior center, 8355801

Saturday, January 9

7 a.m. - 11 a.m., American

Red Cross blood drive, St.
Johns Lutheran Church, 625 E.
Netherwood St., 1-800-733-2767
6:30 p.m., Family movie night,
First Presbyterian Church, 408 N.
Bergamont Blvd., 835-3082
7-11:30 p.m., Music fundraiser for
food pantry featuring band Kassie,
Charlies on Main, 113 S. Main St.,

Community cable listings

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

Thursday, Dec. 31
Summer Fest Hilites
(June 25-28)
ORE: Little Shop of
Horrors OHS Play Hilites
(of Nov. 15)

Monday, Jan. 4
WOW: Tom Kastle
Music @ Oregon Library
(of Dec. 15)
ORE: OHS Boys Varsity
Basketball vs. Westosha
(of Dec. 30)

Friday, Jan. 1
Summer Fest Parade (of
June 28)
ORE: Oregon Kids
Triathlon (of Aug. 8)

Tuesday, Jan. 5
WOW: Shari Sarazin
Harp Music @ Oregon
Senior Center (of Dec.
ORE: Marching Band
Field Competition (of
June 28)

Saturday, Jan. 2
Summer Fest Car Show Wednesday, Jan. 6
& Fireworks
WOW: U.S. Army
ORE: Beauty & the News
Beast NKE Play (of April
ORE: Distant Cuzins
Band @ Oregon Summer
Fest (of June 25)
Sunday, Jan. 3
WOW: Christ Memorial Thursday, Jan. 7
Church Service
WOW: Tim McNurlen
& Music @ Oregon Senior
Prejudice & Sherlock Center (of Dec. 15)
Holmes OHS Radio
ORE: OHS Boys Varsity
Plays (of Dec. 11)
Hockey vs Monroe (of
Jan. 5)

Sunday, January 10

1 p.m., Movie Matinee: Max

(PG, 111 min.), senior center, 8355801

Monday, January 11

StrongWomen Program exercise

class (through March 31; $45),
Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30
a.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays at
5:30 p.m., senior center, 835-5801

Tuesday, January 12

2 p.m., Overdrive class, senior

center, 835-5801
3:30 p.m., Maker Monday: Finger
Knitting (grades K-4), library, 8353656
6-7:30 p.m., Create Oregon!: Arm
Knitting (ages 12 to adult; registration required), library, 835-3656

Wednesday, January 13

9-11 a.m., Rubber Stamping

Cards class ($10), senior center,

Senior center
Monday, Jan. 4
Philly Cheese on Bun
Mixed Vegetables
Fresh Orange, Brownies
VO: Hummus Wrap with
Peppers and Tomato
Tuesday, Jan. 5
*Meatloaf w/ Baked Potato
Buttered Brussel Sprouts
Fruit Cocktail in Jell-O
Whole Wheat Bread
VO: Broccoli Cheese Sauce
over Baked Potato
Wednesday, Jan. 6
*Pork Roast Gravy
Brown Rice, Beets
Pineapple/Orange Mix
Multi-grain Bread
VO: Brown Rice and Beans
Thursday, Jan. 7
Macaroni and Cheese
Buttered Green Beans
Fruit Cup, Multi-grain Bread
Strawberry Ice Cream
SO: Garden Salad
Friday, Jan. 8
Open Face Hot Roast Beef
Sandwich with Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Buttered Broccoli Flowerets
VO: Veggie Burger

Monday, Jan. 4
AMDiabetic Foot Care
9:00 CLUB
9:00 Wii Bowling
10:00 Dominoes
1:00 Get Fit
1:30 Bridge
4:00 Weight Loss Support
Tuesday, Jan. 5
8:30 Zumba Gold
9:00 ST Board Meeting
12:30 Sheepshead
12:30 Stoughton Shopping
1 p.m. Movie: Spare Parts
Wednesday, Jan. 6
AMFoot Care
9:00 CLUB
10:00 Shopping in Madison
10:30 Book Club
11:00 1-on-1 Computer Help
1:00 Get Fit, Euchre
Thursday, Jan. 7
8:30 Zumba Gold
9:00 Pool Players
10:30 Disaster Prep., Wii Bowl
12:30 Shopping at Bills
1:00 Cribbage
Friday, Jan. 8
9:00 CLUB, Nutrition Education
9:30 Blood Pressure
1:00 Get Fit

*Contains Pork

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2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
Pastor Rich Johnson
8:30 a.m. classic service
10:45 a.m. new song service
101 Second Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3852
Pastor Rebecca Ninke
9 a.m. Holy Communion
10 a.m. Fellowship
PO Box 233, Oregon
(608) 286-3121
Pastor Jim McCoid
10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry
Parkway, Oregon
201 Church Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3344
Pastor Aaron Alfred
9:30 a.m. Worship
143 Washington Street, Oregon
(608) 835-3554
Pastor Karl Hermanson
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
Holy Communion 2nd & last
408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC)
Oregon, WI
(608) 835-3082 -
Pastor Bob Vetter
10 a.m. Blended Worship
11 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship
11:15 a.m. All-ages activity
5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
Pastor: Phil Haslanger
Associate Pastor Twink JanMcMahon
8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship

Central Campus: Raymond Road and

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

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

Church, Stoughton, third

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

Try a Little Tenderness

We are spiritual and material beings, bodily creatures
with feelings which can be hurt or soothed in equal measure. Those who work in the healing arts know the importance of tenderness, especially when people are in pain.
We have all felt the pain of someone treating us roughly,
and this treatment is all the worse when we know they
could have been gentler. Sometimes we need Gods
grace in order to show tenderness, because the person in
question is morally or physically repulsive to us. There is
a good example of this from the life of Saint Francis. As a
young man he had always found lepers repulsive, a natural reaction to their appearance. But one day after praying
ardently he was told by God that what he had previously
desired carnally would be repulsive to him and what he
found repulsive would give him enormous delight. A few
days later he came upon a leper and was moved to give
the leper a coin, kissing him on the hand as he did so.
Thereafter he found that the sight of lepers no longer
repulsed him and that he was able to embrace them and
kiss them tenderly. Who are the lepers in your life that
you need to befriend and embrace? Pray for Gods loving
kindness to work through you, and especially for it to be
made manifest to those who you may find repulsive.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving
each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32 NIV

Jeremy Jones, sports editor

845-9559 x226

Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor

845-9559 x237
Fax: 845-9550


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Photo by Jeremy Jones

Sticking it to the competition

Oregon junior Parker Ehn-Howland works to pin West Bend Easts Matt Drezdon Tuesday morning during their 160-pound preliminary match of the Mid-States Wrestling Classic at UW-Whitewater. EhnHowland pinned Drezdon in 3 minutes, 30 seconds. The two-day tournament continued on to Wednesday after the Observers Tuesday publication deadline. For complete results see next weeks paper or go
to: later this week.

Boys hockey

Girls hockey

Oregon blanks Beaver Dam in Waupun Icebergs fall short at tourney

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Oregon boys hockey traveled to the

Waupun Community Center on Monday and Tuesday to take place in the
Waupun Holiday Classic.

Oregon 4, Beaver Dam 0

second round on Monday.

I hate making excuses, but it was
our second game of the day, and their
first, Oregon head coach Mike Jochmann said. They had fresh legs, and
were able to capitalize on the few mistakes we made. We played right with
them, and better than them for some
Under different circumstances, I
think we would have ended up with a
much closer score.
Panthers senior forward Max
Doscher cut into the 4-0 deficit with
a power-play goal midway through
the third period. Calvin Schneider and
Ziomek assisted.
Waunakee capped the evening with
a final goal 8 minutes later thanks to
Sam Marklew.
Jacques Semandel made 28 saves to
close out the victory for the Warriors.
Roskos stopped 29 of 34 shots on
goal for the Panthers.

Sophomore goaltender Henry Roskos turned away 18 shots and senior

forward Dylan Ziomek scored two
goals and assisted on another Monday
as the Panthers cruised 4-0 over Beaver Dam.
Both of Ziomeks goals, along with
a Lucas Hefty goal, came via the power play over a 2-minute span in the
second period after Beaver Dam was
assessed two tripping and an interference penalty.
Brandon Michek added an insurance
goal with 50 left in the third period.
Roskos was sharp in his return, stopping eight shots in the second and nine
Oregon 2, Dubuque 1 (OT)
in the third period.
The Panthers faced the Dubuque
Adam Lindeman stopped 43 of 47
shots on goal in the loss for the Golden Devils in the third-place game Tuesday afternoon and won 2-1 in overtime
thanks to a game-winner by Schneider
Waunakee 5, Oregon 1
his first of the season.
Cal found an opportunity to break
Jacob Thousand and Parker Elvy
each scored two goals for Waunakee, into the neutral zone behind one
which rolled 5-1 over Oregon in the of their defensemen on a breakout

chance, and (Alex) Verhagen rifled

a long pass to him up the boards,
Jochmann said. He beat the last
defensemen around the outside, drove
to the net, and managed to bury the
puck between the goalies pads as he
crossed in front of the crease.
It was something we had been
working on for the third period, and it
finally paid off. It was great to see Cal
get his first goal of the year.f
The victory gave Oregon third place
in the tournament.
Dubuque opened the scoring midway through the first period with a
power-play goal from Andrew Nedder.
The Panthers drew even with the
Devils 2 minutes later when Max
Dosher beat Dubuque goaltender
Brant Walker.
The score remained deadlocked for
the for the next 45 minutes of regulation as Walker turned away 37 shots in
Roskos meanwhile stopped 29 shots
on goal for the Panthers to help send
the game to overtime.
Oregon returns to the ice Tuesday,
Jan. 5 against Badger South rival Monroe. The Panthers follow that up with
a non-conference game against the
Waukesha co-op on Saturday, Jan. 9.
Both games get underway at 7 p.m.

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

The Icebergs girls hockey

co-op traveled north to the
Rhinelander Ice Arena earlier
this week to take part in the
annual Hodag holiday tournament.
Kit Olson struck first 51
seconds into the first period
only to Medford answered
with three goals over the
next 4 minutes.
That was before Savannah Kopf cut a sudden fourgoal deficit in half thanks
to an unassisted power-play
goal in the 13th minute.
Trailing 5-2 after the first
period, the Icebergs and the
Raiders exchanged a trio of
goals in the second and two
more in the third period.
Kopfs second goal, less
than 2 minutes into the second period, cut the Raiders
lead to 5-3, but it was as
close as the Icebergs would
come the rest of the way.
Despite falling a little
short, the girls had a fun
game, Icebergs head coach
Carl Helmich said.
McKenzie Nisius made

23 saves in the loss, while

Emily Lybert turned away
25, including 13 in the second period when the Icebergs scored three times.
Teagan Rupipers goal
near the midpoint of the
second period was definitely a highlight, slapping
the shot near the center ice

Beaver Dam 7, Icebergs 3

The Icebergs scored three
second period goals Tuesday,
but were unable to hold off
Beaver Dam, falling 7-3 in
Beaver Dam took a 4-0
lead in the first period before
the Icebergs fought back with
goals from Sydney Urso,
Rupiper and Ariah Koratko in
the second period.
Nisius had 21 saves in the
The Icebergs played
Lakeland on Wednesday in
a game that did not make
the Courier Hubs press
See next weeks Hub or
go to connectstoughton.
com for results.

December 31, 2015

Oregon Observer
Photo by Jacob Bielanski

At left, a view
of the building
which houses both
Holstein Restaurant,
downstairs, and
Academy of Sound

Photo by Bill Livick

At right, Charlies on
Main owner David
Heide opened his
new restaurant/bar
in October on South
Main Street in the
former Masons on
Main location.

2015: Uhl to lead OPD, OHS girls win D2 state title, Main St. businesses open, close
Continued from page 1
The investigation concluded that
Clark had taken cash and prescription pills from the unit without authorization.
Clarks wife, Megan, told the
Observer in June that her husband
had been dealing with health
issues for some time, which he
tried to remedy until his death.
Burke explained that Clarks
successor, Lt. Jennifer Pagenkopf,
started noticing things that had
obviously been tampered with
in the evidence room, which
kicked off an investigation. She
also found suspicious pills in
Clarks office after he died.
Burke said 83 Oxycontin pills,
a variety of other narcotics and
cash were removed from the evidence room and tied to Clark.
The investigation, assisted by
the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the Madison Police Department, found
that Clark was the sole person
responsible for the issues in evidence room and the departments
medical dropbox.
With all that as a backdrop,
the village began searching for a
new police chief in late 2014 and
in July selected Uhl to lead the
department. He was chosen from
a field of 13 applicants and, following an extensive background
check, was sworn-in as the new
chief August.
Uhl had been a member of the
Whitewater Police Department
since 2007 and had worked as a
police officer in Janesville and a
deputy sheriff for Dane County
prior to serving in Whitewater.
I really like to be a team player and get input from the officers
and my command staff in order to
make good decisions, along with
what the community needs are,
he said in a July interview with
the Observer.
He said he viewed Oregon as a
police department that has talented personnel but had been lacking
in teamwork.
I saw a department that needed a leader who believed in the
officers and would allow them
to achieve their goals, he said.
And I saw a department that
maybe needed some structure as
far as policies and procedures. So
it feels like a really good fit.
Uhl told the Observer that
along with new policies and procedures, the police department is
getting new badges for its officers
as a symbol of moving forward
and leaving the past behind.
Theyve embraced the changes
that Ive made with open arms,
he said. Im currently working
on a lot of policy updates to kind
of get them with the times and get
some of the state standards met
that we already should be doing.
Bill Livick

Photo submitted

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Senior Paityn Fleming wins a header at midfield in the D2 state finals.

The pump house and water tower have served as focal points in the village since

was on the varsity team for all hoped to reconcile their differencfour sectional finals and all three es and felt he was being treated
state tournaments since 2012.
With DeBroux gone, the Thiels
Anthony Iozzo
The Oregon High School girls
worked to refurbish the restaurant
soccer team had come close to
space, and in early June Holstein
making state the previous two 3. Established business
Restaurant opened there. Owner/
years, but 2015 proved to be the closes, others open on
chef Scott Zeitler moved his resyear of the Panthers, as they won
South Main Street
taurant from Brooklyns Sunrise
it all.
The villages downtown busi- Plaza to downtown Oregon and,
Oregon steamrolled its way to
the WIAA Division 2 state tour- ness scene was active this year. in an interview, described his resnament with a combined score of It witnessed the closing of a well- taurant as fine-dining casual.
I know that with care and
24-2 in wins over Poynette/Por- established diner and a new restage, Monona Grove, DeForest taurant opening in the vacated patience and using the highest
space, as well as a new restaurant quality ingredients and classic
and Waterford.
And that dominance continued opening in the former Masons techniques, we have something
in wins in the D2 state semifinal on Main location and a conflict that is more of a code for living
and final, as the Panthers allowed between an established business than just making money, Zeitler
said in May.
no goals in a 4-0 win over White- owner and her new landlords.
In September, Academy of
Property owners Jerry and Bonfish Bay and a 3-0 win over Green
nie Thiel figured into all of those Sound owner Erin Chisman
Bay Southwest.
The championship was the first developments in some way. The informed the Observer that the
in school history as seniors Andi couple, known for renovating Thiels were threatening to evict
Jacobsen, Shelby Hagen, Kena buildings at 113 and 119 S. Main her after 12 years at the locaHinker, Maddie Meeker, Paityn St., opening Masons on Main tion because they felt the music
Fleming, Alyssa Sieger, Brenna restaurant in 2013 and closing it schools drum lessons were too
Petersen, Kelsey Jahn, Raegan 16 months later, bought the build- loud and disturbed other tenants.
Tervort and Claire Pfeffer solidi- ing at 101 S. Main St. in May The couple hasnt had much to
say to the Observer on the record
fied their legacy by helping Ore- 2014.
In March this year, they evicted about the situation.
gon finish with a 23-0-1 record.
On Monday, Chisman said she
Jahn made the All-State first- longtime business owner Greg
team, while Fleming was named DeBroux. Hed run DeBrouxs received a 30-day notice to cease
to the Best of the Rest list. Head Diner and, before that, BrouxNel- all drum lessons in late Octocoach Julie Grutzner was later lies Diner, since August 1998 at ber but has continued to hold the
named Large School co-Coach of the corner of South Main Street classes. She expected to receive
an eviction notice in November,
the Year by the Wisconsin High and Jefferson Street.
The Thiels said DeBroux was she said, but hasnt so far and is
School Soccer Coaches Associaseveral months behind in rent on hold and doesnt know what
The boys soccer team, which payments (which theyd increased to expect.
Meanwhile, the Thiels have a
won a state title in 2013, also by $700 per month after purchasmade some history with its fourth ing the building) and also noted new tenant running a restaurant
straight sectional final appearance that hed been cited for numerous and catering business in the forin Division 2 in October. Despite violations by Public Health Madi- mer Masons on Main building.
Charlies on Main and a special
the Panthers falling just shy of a son and Dane County.
For his part, DeBroux said he events/catering business, Charfourth straight state berth, they
was working to catch up with rent lies Main Event, opened Oct.
still received state recognition.
Zach Stone was named to the and thought he and the Thiels 22. Owner and head chef David
second-team All-State, and he had a plan moving forward. Hed Heide and his businesses were

2. Girls soccer team wins

state title

featured in a December article in

which he said most of the food he
serves is locally sourced.
Heide, who also owns and operates Lilianas Restaurant in Fitchburg, said he was taking a goslow approach to his new business ventures.
Oregon is a beautiful, wonderful and amazing small town, and
you only get one first impression
in a small town, he said.
Bill Livick

4. Welcome center opens

Two structures of historical significance in downtown Oregon
were in the news this year. The
Oregon Welcome Center opened
in May after a
fundraising and
restoration effort
led by resident and
organizer Randy Glysch. And
shortly after converting the 1898 Glysch
pump house into
a welcome center, Glysch began raising money
to rehabilitate the water tower
that rises 75-feet above the pump
house and the rest of the downtown. Both structures are on the
State and National Register of
Historic Places.
Glysch moved to the village in
the summer of 2013 and early the
following year began fundraising
to renovate the pump house. He
managed to raise $58,000 for the
project along with about $30,000
worth of in-kind donations of
material and labor from 195 individuals, businesses and organizations, he said in May.

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Honorable mentions
OHS junior dies in crash
Photo by Kimberly Wethal

A panoramic view of the Oregon Ice Arena grounds, covered with fresh snow.

2015: Jim Pliner returns to lead OHS

Continued from page 8
The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation chose the project for its 2015 Restoration Award.
Improvements to the small two-room
building include the installation of new
custom-made windows and a front door,
an 80-brick walkway, new flooring and
electrical, a new roof and tuckpointing
exterior brick walls.
The new Oregon Welcome Center is
open 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays,
and is staffed by volunteers from the Oregon Area Senior Center and the Chamber
of Commerce.
As soon as Glysch completed the Welcome Center, he turned his attention to
the water tower, initially setting a goal of
raising $20,000 for the project. Hes now
raised almost $25,000 toward the Tin
Man project, which will include painting
the 1899 structure and lighting it.
Glysch received approval from the
State Historical Society earlier this year
for the restoration and last week got the
go-ahead from the Village Board to have
OREGON painted on the water tank
and light the tower. The proposed lighting consists of two LED floodlights on
the legs of the 75-foot-tall tower and 12
floodlights mounted around the catwalk,
at a cost of $9,700.
The village will seek bids to paint the
tower after Glysch completes his fundraising efforts and will borrow to cover
the project balance, village administrator
Mike Gracz said.
Bill Livick

5. Pliner takes over for Meyers

Jim Pliner didnt need name tags when
he was hired as the new Oregon High
School principal in May. The former
Oregon Middle School leader (2010-13)
knew many of the students, and was glad
to be back in Oregon.
Pliner succeeded Kelly
Meyers as OHS principal
after she resigned in February following multiple
OWI arrests several weeks
Meyers was convicted
in January of operating a Pliner
vehicle while intoxicated.
She had been on medical
leave since the 2014-15
school year began, which
was followed by administrative leave after OSD
administrators learned of
three DUI arrests in an
12-day span in December
She joined the Oregon Meyers
School District in the
2011-12 school year as an associate principal. In spring of 2012, she was named
Oregon High School principal, beginning
with the 2012-13 school year.
In a letter sent to district parents and
guardians by superintendent Brian Busler
following her resignation, he said district
officials wished Meyers the best as she
continues to address her medical concerns.
Busler wrote in an email to the Observer that Meyers was an excellent school
principal in Oregon and a compassionate and empathic individual with our students.
In March, she told the Observer she
was originally on medical leave to seek
help for severe clinical depression. She
felt she wasnt doing enough at the high
school for kids, and said that started a
cycle of depression.
I struggled mightily with that, she
said. Thats where it originally started,
and unfortunately it cascaded downward
from there, because I did not move out of
depression; it just continued to worsen,
and it led to me alcohol relapse.
Meyers said in March that after the

incidents, she had been able to get direction and help with her depression.
Aside from previously serving as OMS
principal, Pliner has experience at many
levels, having spent two decades teaching or serving as an administrator at Elvehjem Elementary School, Sennett Middle
School and La Follette High School in
Madison. At La Follette, he was also athletic director, dean of students and baseball coach.
Scott De Laruelle

6. No liquor license for ice arena

Legal, and some moral objections led
the Village Board to turn down a request
to serve beer at Oregon Ice Arena hockey
Arena organizers had hoped to have a
Class B alcohol license to help bring in
fans of a new junior hockey team, but
off-rink troubles and concerns from the
school district which runs an alternative high school at the site froze out the
After a change of management for
the arena over the summer, Ben Cowan,
agent of the management team that was
appointed earlier in the year, went before
the board to advocate for a liquor license
to sell beer at certain hockey games, as
well as opening up more revenue possibilities.
The village board offered a lot of skepticism of those possibilities at its first
meeting on the license in July, showing particular reluctance toward unclear
wording in the license. With premises
not clearly defined, many members were
concerned about selling beer at an arena
that, until recently, had hosted predominantly youth-oriented activities, including
the alternative school, OASIS.
Still, the attraction of raising money to
operate the arena through junior hockey
games prompted board members to initially work to modify the liquor license
through limited sales and a police chiefapproved security plan.
While the Village Board awaited public input on the idea, the Oregon School
Board voted on a resolution recommending against a liquor license for the facility
that hosted the districts alternative education school.
The arenas managers pulled the application in late August, promising to resubmit it with revisions. The timing coincided with news that Cowan who had
spoken on behalf of the license at the
original meeting had been arrested in
the village for an alleged fourth OWI.
After Cowans arrest, the management
told the village in an email that it expects
to re-submit the license in the future
with revisions.
Cowan faces a final pre-trial hearing on
Jan. 6.
In September, managers requested a
picnic license for the facility, allowing it
to sell beer only at Whalers games. The
village board rejected the license, with
the city attorney noting that state law only
allow for picnic licenses to be submitted
by non-profit community groups or onetime events.
Jacob Bielanski

7. Bike trail finally gets completed

The Village of Oregon made steps
toward a reputation as a bicycle-friendly
community in 2015 with the completion
of a three-and-a-half mile trail in the summer. A ribbon cutting for the project took
place in August.
Construction of the Oregon Rotary
Bike Trail began in the fall 2014 and was
completed in late July at a cost of roughly
$889,000. The villages share was about
$405,000, and other major funding came
from Dane County, the Town of Oregon,
the Oregon Rotary Club and American
Transmission Company.
Village President Steve Staton strongly

Turn to 2015/Page 10

For her many classmates and friends from the Oregon High School Class of 2016, Allyson
Norlands memory will live on with them for the rest of their lives.
Norlands memory will live on at the school, as well.
The OHS junior died Feb. 11 at the age of 17 after she was involved in a car
crash in the Town of Oregon on Storytown Road, near the intersection of County
D/Sun Valley Parkway. A makeshift memorial was set up on the side of the road
where the accident happened, with friends and family leaving notes, flowers and
other items in Norlands memory.
Last spring, a group of her fellow Class of 2016 students set up a fundraiser to
raise money for their class, but also to gather funds to purchase a custom-made
bench to honor Norland. OHS students sold and delivered water salt softener to Norland
dozens of homes around the community to raise money for the bench, which was
designed and created by Rich Fizzell of Prairie Art Metal in Brooklyn.
The benchs final resting place has yet to be determined and will be based on OHS renovation plans.
It is currently being displayed in the school lobby between the commons and the Performing
Arts Center, where it will remain until spring, said OHS principal Jim Pliner.
According to her obituary, Norland, a Fitchburg resident, was born Oct. 26, 1997, in Madison,
the daughter of Aaron and Krysta (Homme) Norland. Described as someone who would light up
a room when she walked in, she enjoyed singing, photography, reading, track, cross country, tug
of war, her beloved dogs and her pet hedgehog.
Scott De Laruelle

Veterans memorial underway in Brooklyn

Continuing a project started in 2013, work on the Brooklyn Veterans Memorial Park moved
into high gear in 2015, as ground was broken and foundations, dome and sidewalk work were
completed and fundraising ramped up.
Granite is expected to arrive next month the next step for the site, located on Hwy. 92, across
from the Fire Department. Organizer Lyle Wanless said the goal remains to have the memorial
dedicated on Memorial Day 2016.
The park will feature five flagpoles and six black granite monuments, with a main entry monument erected on a 60-foot diameter crown featuring etchings of combat scenes as well as those
from Brooklyn during those eras. The area will feature pavers to commemorate veterans that can
be purchased.
The Brooklyn Veterans Memorial Park committee held a variety of fundraisers this year for the
project, estimated to cost around $75,000. Including in-kind donations, nearly $55,000 has been
raised to date, with more fundraisers planned.
Scott De Laruelle

End of House of Terror

After a great run of scaring the devil out of area folks and raising some money for a positive
cause, the Lang Family House of Terror had a stake put in it this fall, in what organizers were
ironically planning to be its last year.
Brandon Lang and his family had hoped to come up with a compromise after village officials
shut it down earlier this month due to zoning issues. But after a few weeks, they gave up that
effort, and with the help of some volunteers, slowly but surely removed the structures covering
the driveway and backyard at the family homestead at 290 Waterman St.
It had been nearly complete after work had been ongoing at the site since May.
Were just going to put it to rest, a disappointed Brandon Lang told the Observer in the midst
of work in late September. We might have some things up our sleeve later down the road, but
nothings really popped out yet.
Lang started the popular haunted house more than a decade ago with the help of friends, family and dozens of volunteers. It had donated proceeds to the Recovery Foundation in Madison, a
nonprofit group that supports people recovering from substance abuse.
The haunted house had been drawing bigger and bigger crowds since it opened in 2006
including 1,700 people last year but apparently it had escaped the scrutiny of village officials.
Oregon village president Steve Staton said the matter only recently came to the attention of village officials when someone reported concerns about safety and liability at the site to office staff.
He said despite the positive nature of the event, its a cut-and-dried safety issue, and once village
officials were informed, they had to act.
He added that the village is not critical of the Langs for all their efforts.
Staton said somehow it flew under the radar of village officials.
It was missed, and it should not have been missed, and were checking information to see
where things went amiss, he said.
Scott De Laruelle

Photo by Samantha Christian

Firefighters work the scene of a fire at Hacks Sports Page on June 8.

Hacks Sports Page burns

Theres one fewer bar in Oregon due to a fire that destroyed Hacks Sports Page on June 8.
Its unlikely the bar will be rebuilt since it is listed on Facebook as permanently closed, but the
Observer has not been able to reach the owner for confirmation.
Oregon Fire Department chief Jack Mlnarik said the fire was deemed an accident, caused by
careless use of smoking materials. The 2,367-square foot building was considered a total loss
with about $500,000 worth of damages.
People sat on curbs along Braun Road watching nine departments battle the blaze, which was
fed by high winds and took about 50,000 gallons of water to extinguish.
No one was injured in the incident. Mlnarik said there had been people inside when the fire
started but they had evacuated before the fire department arrived.
Samantha Christian

Emerald ash borer arrives

It was probably here before 2015, but in December, it became official: The emerald ash borer
is in Oregon and Brooklyn.
The ash tree-killing beetle from East Asia was found on South Perry Parkway through the
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources citizen reporting system, said public works director
Jeff Rau.
An inventory of the Village of Oregons trees was already underway, and Rau said the discovery
will not affect that timeline.
The beetle spreads quickly, and Rau encouraged anyone with ash trees on private property to
make a decision to treat their tree or have it removed soon after contacting a certified arborist.
Scott Girard
10 December 31, 2015 Oregon Observer
2015: Bike trail, park planning, youth center funding provide recreation opportunities
Continued from page 9

8. Anderson Park takes big steps

Chief organizer Roe Parker and the
Anderson Park Friends are in the process
of helping Dane County create what eventually will be one of the countys largest
parks on the villages southern border.
Parker told the Observer in September
that the Friends group has 72 members and
is working closely with Dane County on
a master plan for Anderson Farm County
Park. He said the idea is to develop the
park in three phases over the next 20 years.
The park could eventually comprise almost
600 acres and include such components

Photo by Scott Girard

Village of Oregon president Steve Staton played a major role in the bike paths

as a 40-acre off-leash dog exercise area, a

ball diamond, a disc golf course, primitive
campsites and hiking and biking trails.
In January each year, we propose things
wed like to do and the county works with
us to help us accomplish them, Parker
told the Observer in September.
Anderson Park Friends have cleared
brush and constructed a mile-long trail
through the parks forest.
The county plan is to acquire 568 acres
of land from the Lyman Anderson Family
Trust and allow the Friends group to lead
much of its development. The county has
acquired 302 acres so far, at a cost of $3.6
Bill Livick

budget meeting in November.

The center which receives funding
from some of the communities that have
residents attending the program might
have had to shut down by August 2016 if
the village had entirely cut its contribution,
which trustees considered. Instead, they
restored $3,000 of the $3,800 requested.
That left an $800 deficit, but that was
more than made up by late-December
through a GoFundMe campaign, which
currently has raised $2,485.
It was also the centers first year as a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization after the
YMCA of Dane County discontinued its
funding in late 2015. Board members and
the centers director said the changes have
been minimal as far as the services they
9. Youth center survives
offer the kids who attend the center.
The Oregon Youth Center had a brief
Scott Girard
scare during the Village of Brooklyns

10. New leaders for public works, fire

Evelyn K. Kullerstrand,

Case No. 15PR841

1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
February 20, 1926 and date of death October 30, 2015, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 105 Meadow Lane, Oregon, WI 53575.
3. All interested persons waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is March
25, 2016.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
December 11, 2015
Susan LeBrun
933 Hwy MM
Oregon, WI 53575
Published: December 17, 24 and 31, 2015

Oregon Town Board
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Oregon Town Hall
1138 Union Road
Oregon, WI 53575

6:30 p.m. Board Meeting

1. Call Town Board meeting to order.
2. Roll Call.
3. Reading and Approval of minutes
from previous meeting.
4. Financial Report and Acceptance.
5. Public Comments.
6. Eagle Scout Presentation.

7. Discussion and possible Approval

re: Resolution No. 03-2015; Town Fee
8. Discussion and possible Approval
re: Ordinance No. 84; Town Cemetery Ordinance.
9. Discussion and possible Action
re: update to the towns mobile homes
10. Discussion and possible Action
re: the Anderson Farm Park progress.
11. Communication and Action of
the Dane County Board Bollig.
12. Fire & EMS Report (Oregon/Van
Kampen, Belleville/Clark, Brooklyn/Wiedenbeck).
13. Discussion and possible Action
re: Flooring Bids for Town Hall.
14. Discussion and possible Action
re: Financing Oregon Area Fire & EMS
15. Park Committee Report and Action Root.
16. Assessors Report and Recommendation Blomstrom.
17. Building Inspection Services Report Arnold.
18. Constables Report Wackett.
19. Plan Commission Report and
Recommendation Wiedenbeck.
20. Public Works and TORC Report
21. Discussion and possible Approval re: 2016 WI DOT Classified Equipment Rates.
22. Discussion and possible Action
re: Potential Impacts of the states 201516 Budget Bill.
23. Discussion and possible Action
re: Senior Center Van Kampen.
24. Discussion and possible Action
re: Review of Town Ordinances.
25. Board Communications/ Future
Agenda Items.
26. Approval of payment vouchers
27. Clerks Report Arnold.
28. Adjournment.
Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official
posting locations (Town Hall, Town of
Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon
Village Hall) including the Town website
at or join the
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Case No. 15PR866

1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
January 26, 1953 and date of death December 17, 2015, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 640 S. Woods Edge Drive,
Oregon, WI 53575.
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5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
December 22, 2015
Andrew Drake
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and a new fire chief.
Jeff Rau joined the staff in early September as the villages public works director,
and the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District got
a new chief, Jack Mlnarik, in June.
Rau succeeded Mark Below, who retired
in September after 41 years with the village. Village administrator Mike Gracz
told the Observer he was confident that
Rau could step into the job
and hit the ground running.
Rau and his family have
lived in the village since
moving to Wisconsin in
2005, when he took a job
with Strand Associates.
He worked as a civil engineer in Idaho for a decade
before relocating here.
Rau has been busy with
road issues since joining the
village staff. The village is
in the process of negotiating with Dane County the
jurisdictional transfer of
portions of Main Street, Mlnarik
Janesville Street and Jefferson Street. Village officials
want to make sure the streets are repaired
and in good condition before the village
takes responsibility for them, and much of
that determination falls to Rau.
163 Training Schools

Photo by Samantha Christian

Faith Trinidad plays air hockey at the Oregon

Youth Center.

His first months on the job included an

emergency repair of the Lincoln Street
water tower and negotiating a cost-sharing
agreement with the county for work it did
on Janesville Street.
Rau told the Observer hes an experienced hydraulic engineer and also brings
to the job experience in various areas of
civil engineering. Hes specialized in conveyance engineering for sanitary sewers, pumping stations, rehabilitation of
wells, and rehabilitation of sanitary sewage
pumping stations.
Although I kind of specialize in hydraulic engineering, I always made a point of
learning about many different aspects,
whether its roadway maintenance, roundabout and roadway design, bike path
designs and layout all those different things that I figured in the end would
strengthen me, Rau said.
Mlnarik joined the Oregon Area Fire/
EMS District after serving as a full-time
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1-1/2 hours from Madison.
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and snowmobiling.
See us on Facebook:
The Pines at Lake Arbutus.

750 Storage Spaces For Rent

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

688 Sporting Goods &


692 Electronics


split or retail pkg. Quality outdoor wood
boilers & furnaces 920-833-7839 (wcan)


Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
Call 608-424-6530 or
10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14 door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.
10x10 through 10x25
month to month lease
Call Karen Everson at
608-835-7031 or
Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316
6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-206-2347
10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

801 Office Space For Rent

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

865 Mobile Homes & Lots For

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 &

970 Horses
16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

975 Livestock
FOR SALE: Purebred Polled Hereford
bred heifers, due to calve mid-February.
Bred to top AI sires. Also open heifers,
steers 600-700 lbs., 3 white face open
cross-bred heifers and 2 cross-bred cows
bred to Hereford bull. Mud Creek Farms,
PURE BRED Red Angus Bulls, open and
bred heifers for sale. Pick your bulls now
for summer delivery. Shamrock Nook Red
Angus 608-558-5342

980 Machinery & Tools

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

990 Farm: Service &

and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Oregon Observer unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

DIRECTV'S BIG DEAL special. Only

$19.99 per month. Free premium channels HBO, Starz, Cinemax and Showtime
for 3 months & FREE receiver upgrade!
NFL 2015 Season included. Call now!
800-320-2429 (wcan)


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

Grow With Us


Registered Nurse

Full-Time Nights
at these 2 locations

We are currently accepting applications for

Universal Care Workers

is recruiting for the following positions:




Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
5x10 thru 12x25


MUSCODA GUN Show: Jan 1 & 2 St.

John's Parish Hall, 116 W. Beech St. Adm
$5 Fri 3-8pm; Sat 8a-4p. BUY-SELLTRADE-BROWSE. Gun buyer Shows,
608-548-8467. (wcan)

646 Fireplaces, Furnaces/Wood,

DRY OAK and Cherry Firewood For Sale.
Contact Dave at 608-445-6423 or Pete

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

THEY SAY people dont read those little

ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

GUN SHOW! Green Bay Jan 1 & 2 Brown

County Shopko Hall, 1901 S. Oneida St.
FREE parking. 400 tables. Fri 3-8, Sat.
9-5. Adm $7 608-752-6677 (wcan)

WE BUY Boats/RVs/Pontoons/Sled/ATVs
& Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" now. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center,
Shawano 866-955-2628 (wcan)

Ideal candidate will have assisted living and/or Alzheimers experience.

Competitive pay and voluntary benefits available.


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.

730 Condos & Townhouses For


HOLIDAY SALE-STORE-WIDE-VENDOR Deals/New Products! M-F 8-6, Sat 8-4. Oneida
St., off 41 @ Subway, 2965 Ramada Way,
Green Bay 1-800-891-9003 (wcan)

Duties include assisting elderly residents with activities of daily living,

medication administration, meals, socialization, and housekeeping.


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. 561310-5551

GOT AN older car, boat or RV?

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

638 Construction & Industrial


Sienna Meadows, a memory care home in Oregon, is seeking new

members to join its Caregiver team. Part-time positions are available on all
shifts; positions include every other weekend.

STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.

Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.

672 Pets


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

Part-time Career OPPOrtunity!

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

SAFE STEP Walk-in tub. Alert for Seniors.

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

XARELTO USERS: Have you had complications due to internal bleeding (after
January 2012)? If so, you may be due
financial compensation. If you don't have
an attorney, call Injuryfone today! 1-800234-8951 (wcan)

606 Articles For Sale

Metal Culverts, Inc. Evansville Division, a manufacturer of corrugated metal pipe and highway
products, has openings for production workers.
Six month probationary period. Qualified applicants should be reliable self-starters. Drivers license is a plus. Excellent benefits including health,
dental, vision, life, AFLAC insurance, and 401(k)
plan. Applications can be completed at 340 Water
St. in Evansville between 7:00am - 3:30pm.
EOE/M/F/H/V. Drug Free Workplace.

705 Rentals

Oregon Observer


434 Health Care, Human

Services & Child Care

December 31, 2015


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.
Join our team of professionals & experience the
pleasures of working on a retirement campus serving
our senior citizens. Our facility is nonprofit, Church
affiliated, with a dedication to serve our residents and
Visit our website to apply!

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
our senior citizens. Our facility is nonprofit, church
affiliated, with a dedication to serve our residents.

Visit our website to apply!

If interested, stop by and pick up an application or download one at www. Completed applications should be submitted to:

The New Glarus Home, Inc

600 2nd Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2126
Equal Opportunity Employer

The New Glarus Home, Inc

600 2nd Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2126
Equal Opportunity Employer


Equal Opportunity Employer


989 Park Street Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-0000


Sienna Meadows Danielle Kuhl, Manager

12 - The Oregon Observer - December 31, 2015

Show off your kids in

Unified Newspaper Groups 6th Annual

Coming Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This section is full of area children and
grandchildren ages 0 months-7 years.
It is sure to be a treasured keepsake!

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To enter, send the form below and a current photo or

visit one of our websites to fill out the form online and
upload your photo by Monday, January 11, 2016.
Please print clearly. One entry per child. One form per child. Mail to:

Cutest Kids Contest

133 Enterprise Dr., PO Box 930427, Verona, WI 53593

Or go online to enter on any of our web sites:,,,

Childs Name __________________________________________________________________________

Age (please indicate months or years)___________________________

Please check one:

Male Female

Parents Names _________________________________________________________________________

Phone (for contact purposes only)________________________City______________________________________
Photo taken by (if a professional photo) ______________________________________________________
2-3 years 4-5 years 6-7 years

Pictures should be full color and wallet size or larger. For optimal printing quality, please be sure the head in the photo is no smaller than the size of a nickle.
If submitting your photo(s) electronically, please be sure the photo resolution is at least 150 DPI.
Photos must be received byMonday, January 11, 2016 to be included. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your photo returned.


Please check age category: 0-11 months 12-23 months