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VOL. 124, NO.



Primrose School
breaks ground...
New facility will educate community
leaders of tomorrow, say owners

Middleton Times-Tribune

Work is underway on a new

school and childcare facility in
the City of Middleton. The husband and wife team behind
Primrose School of Middleton

Guitar heroes

Photo contributed

Winter fun at Pleasant View

The new Guitar Center at Greenway Station was bustling with activity when it held a special grand opening event last
week. Turn to page 10 to find out more about and evening of music.

Winter weather is finally here, and that means ski trails are open

Middleton Times-Tribune

say that when it opens its doors

later this year, it will be the
fruition of a lifelong dream.
While my husband, Mark
and I are both franchise owners,
this dream to open a Primrose
School started with me, exSee PRIMROSE, page 7

Developer Wall to
meet with Historic
Middleton Station
Neighborhood Assoc.

The Historic Middleton Station Neighborhood Association

will host a question and answer
session with developer Terrence
Wall on Tuesday, January 26 at
7 p.m. at the Fire Station.
Wall will update those in attendance on the progress of the
downtown development project, after which he will take
questions and comments from
the audience.

While the meeting is directed

at residents of the Historic Middleton Station Neighborhood
Association, others are welcome to attend subject to space
The expected ending time of
the meeting is 8 p.m.
Questions about the meeting
itself can be sent to association
president Paul Kinne at

School board gets

reports on charter
and online education

Decembers mild weather

brought golfers back to Middletons Pleasant View Golf
Course last month. But despite
the fact that the greens were still
green until recently, plans were


See PLEASANT, page 4

Middleton Times-Tribune

The Middleton CrossPlains Area School District

Board of Education was presented last week with reports
from the districts charter and
online schools. Clark Street
Community School offers a
customized learning experience for students who struggle with traditional public
schooling and provides space
for 21st Century ESchool
students to meet and work

Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger

Winter weather was late this season, but frigid temperatures finally arrived early this week.
That means its time to ski at Pleasant View Golf Course.

with teachers.
Clark Street principal Jill
Gurtner explained to the
board that the districts online school was on the cutting edge of digital learning
and said it wouldnt be possible without the support of
the board and administration.
The district has committed both the resources and
a pedagogy allowing for
flexibility to really constantly be using our ESchool
See CLARK ST, page 7




City golf course looks to expand clubhouse patio

by KEvIN MuRPhy

Middleton Times-Tribune

More than doubling the size

of the patio adjacent to the
Pleasant Golf Course Clubhouse this summer should increase food and beverage
business substantially, Terry
Turner, chair of the golf course
advisory committee, said Monday.
The project is budgeted at
about $120,000 and funded
from golf revenue, which is expected to be enhanced as golfers
will want to linger longer to eat
and enjoy the view east toward
The expanded project adds a
second level to the existing
patio and will feature two fire
pits and lighting the outdoor

area currently does not have.

Pleasant View has been hosting more weddings and private
parties as it looks to increase
revenue from golf and non-golf
activities. The larger patio, to
begin this spring and be completed this summer, appears to
fit into those plans.
Last year, revenue from food
and beverage sales topped
$530,000, well above the
$470,601 budgeted for 2015
and more than the $466,758
recorded in 2104, according
preliminary totals the committee received Monday.
Our best year, Turner said.
Revenue of $2.088 million
went against operating expenses
of $1.365 million, resulting in a
net income of approximately
$608,000, said Turner. Adding
debt payments and capital ex-

pense of $879,000 resulted in an

approximate $270,000 deficit
for the year.
As debt for the land purchase, new clubhouse and additional 9-hole Lakes Course is
paid down, more revenue becomes available for improvements.
Before, much of our capital
expense went into retiring debt,
now that thats being retired we
can invest more in the property, he said.
Some aging mowers have
been replaced, a grinder to
sharpen mower reels is being
purchased, along with other
equipment upgrades with the
idea of making Pleasant View a
better golfing experience, said
Jeremy Cabalka, course general
Weve been concentrating

on improving our greens and

were getting positive results
based on the comments received from golfers, Cabalka
The committee also wants
funding for a master plan for the
course this year.
That vote came after discussion, between committee members and representatives of
skiing and biking groups using
the golf course property, became a literal turf war of words.
Eileen Kelley, city planning
director, asked the committee
Monday to allow the Parks,
Recreation and Forestry Commission will conduct a master
for biking and skiing activities
at Pleasant View.
Turner and other committee
members said that would usurp

its role as overseer of the golf

course property.
The golf course isnt a park.
Its not funded like a park and it
needs to pay off its debts,
said Tom Scott, committee vice
chair in a rebuff of Kelleys request.
Establishing permanent areas
for recreational trails could restrict future development of the
course in locations not currently
used for golf, Scott said.
Blackhawk Ski Club Vice
President Mark Torresani partly
credits the growth in Blackhawks youth and racing programs to the access it has to ski
trails at Pleasant View which
the Middleton Parks Department grooms.
Wed like to continue to rely
on (the Pleasant View trails),

and the club can be a good partner in maintaining them with its
volunteers and trail maintenance equipment, Torresani
While Kelley would like the
course master plan to begin this
summer, Turner said the committees master plan process for
the golf course could take six
months or more.
Whether Pleasant View is
master planned as a golf course
or a course with non-golfing activities ultimately will be up to
the City Council.
Kelley anticipates city administrator Mike Davis to issue
an advisory memo outlining
how the course should be master planned, which she understands will guide the council.

Police department releases monthly crime report

In October, Middleton Officers handled 1,914 calls for
service: 808 were field initiated,
1,106 were dispatched, issued
357 citations and 439 written
warnings, made 41 criminal arrests and investigated 41 accidents.
In November, Middleton Officers handled 1,818 calls for
service: 837 were field initiated,
981 were dispatched, issued
357 citations and 439 written
warnings, made 43 criminal arrests and investigated 41 accidents.
Significant Events
in November
Apartment Lot, 6300 Block
of Pheasant Lane, Theft from
Autos: During the overnight
hours on 11-03-15, seven separate victims reported their unlocked vehicles were entered
and numerous items were stolen
from each.
PDQ Store, 5301 South
Ridge Way, Uniform Controlled Substance: On 11-0315, at 5:08 PM, Middleton
Officers were summoned by
PDQ staff as there was a customer in the store that appeared
to be On drugs. As a result of
this investigation, a 24 year old
Madison man was arrested and
jailed for Possession of Heroin,
Marijuana, Paraphernalia and
stolen property.
Private Residence, 7400

Block of Century Place, Burglary: On 11-04-15, at 4:00

PM, Middleton Officers were
called to an apartment in reference to a burglary that had occurred earlier that afternoon.
Upon further investigation, it
was found that one of the residents was currently in the hospital receiving medical attention
for injuries received during a
fight earlier that afternoon. Officers found that home had been
forcibly entered, hundreds of
dollars in damage was done and
some property was stolen. Detectives are continuing to investigate the connection between
the physical altercation and the
Private Residence, 2300
Block of Branch Street, Damage to Property: On 11-05-15,
at 1:18 AM, Middleton Officers
located a passenger car that appeared to be the victim of recent
vandalism as its side mirror and
turn signal were broken out. In
conducting a subsequent search
of the area for suspects, officers
located a total of seven damaged vehicles in the vicinity.
Officers also investigated three
broken windows on the northwest side of Sauk Trail Elementary School. Officers are
continuing to investigate these
incidents and examine video
from adjacent retail establishments.
Mid Town Pub, 2405 Allen

Blvd, Theft On 11-14-15, at

6:40 PM: Middleton Officers
were called to the tavern to take
the report of a stolen purse. Tavern staff were able to assist officers in identifying the purse
thief, who had paid for his beverage with a credit card. The
suspect, a 27 year old Middleton man, was arrested at his
apartment and the purse and its
contents were located and returned to the victim.
Smoothie King, 2019 Deming Way, Theft: On 11-18-15,
Middleton Police took the report of an employee theft from
the Smoothie King. Store owners report that more than $5,000
has been stolen by staff within
the past two months. Middleton
Officers continue to examine financial records and store video
as the investigation is coming to
a conclusion.
Bristled Boar, 2611 Branch
Street, Domestic Disturbance:
On 11-19-15, Middleton Officers were contacted in reference
to a domestic disturbance that
had occurred on the previous
evening, outside of the Bristled
Boar Tavern. The victim was
pushed, slapped and strangled
by her boyfriend after the two
left the tavern. The 31 year old
male suspect was later arrested
and charged with Domestic Disorderly Conduct, Battery and
PDQ Store, 6519 Century

Avenue, Fraud: On 11-20-15,

Middleton Officers took the report of fraudulent $20.00 bills
being passed at the PDQ store.
Similar reports were also taken
this month from Starion Financial and Neils Liquor. The currency and reports will be
forwarded to the U.S. Secret
Private Apartment, 6400
Block of University Avenue,
Uniformed Controlled Substance: On 11-24-15, at 9:45
PM, Middleton Police and EMS
were dispatched to an apartment
on the report of a pulseless nonbreathing subject who just shot
up with heroin. The subject was
revived and transported to an
area hospital. Middleton Police
Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.
Neils Liquor, 2415 Allen
Blvd, Burglary: On 11-25-15,
at 1:54 AM, Middleton Officers
were dispatched to a burglar
alarm at Neils Liquor. Upon arrival, officers found that the
window had been smashed out
and that a suspect had entered
the building stealing alcohol
and the cash register. A witness
was able to provide officers
with a possible suspect vehicle
description. The suspect vehicle
was located and, after a brief
foot chase, the suspects were
both captured and arrested.
Private Apartment, 5100

Block of Torino Court, Domestic Disturbance: On 11-2815, at 1:45 PM, Officers were
dispatched to a private apartment on the report of a physical
disturbance. Upon arrival, officers found that the couple had
been involved in several arguments and physical altercations
over the past several weeks. As
a result of this investigation, a
19 year old Middleton man was
arrested for Possession of Marijuana, False Imprisonment,
Domestic Battery and Domestic
Disorderly Conduct.
During the month of November, the Investigative Services
Bureau (ISB) reviewed a total
of 96 cases.
Of those cases, 19 were assigned to detectives for follow
up and an additional 12 were assigned to patrol. The cases assigned to detectives included
several drug investigations,
frauds, thefts, burglaries, robbery and domestic disturbances.
One significant case worked
on by detectives during this
month was a robbery that occurred at the PDQ at 6519 Century Avenue. In that incident,
the suspect entered the business
in the early afternoon armed
with a knife and demanded the

money from the register. The

suspect was captured on surveillance video and the pictures
were distributed to the media
and other police agencies. Additionally, evidence was seized
from the scene and sent to the
State Crime Lab for analysis.
This case is still being investigated and police encourage anybody with information to
contact them at 608-824-7300.
In November, the Middleton
Police Department also responded to two heroin related
overdose calls and has been responding to an increasing number of heroin related calls over
the last several years.
This is not a problem unique
to only Middleton or the Dane
County area. Throughout the
state, the number of heroin related calls for service has increased substantially over the
years. Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is extremely difficult to quit once you start. As
with other street drugs, the purity levels are never known
which puts the user at the risk of
dying every time they use.
For additional information
about the heroin epidemic,
please see the Wisconsin Department of Justice website at

Monthly crime reports are

provided by the Middleton Police Department.

Battle of the Banks champion named




Middleton Community Bank collects the most for the

Salvation Army, wins competition with other area banks
The battle has been won.
This years friendly competition
was waged between local contenders Middleton Community
Bank, State Bank of Cross
Plains, and Associated Bank.
However, the tactical skills of
hours spent ringing, donations
raised, social media savvy,
among other top-secret criteria
allowed Middleton Community
Bank to give big to the Salvation Army, and as a result to win
Middleton Community Bank
asked their branch partners to
jump in the ring, as well, nearly

doubling their accrued number

of hours spent ringing. Such
branches include Cross Plains
Community Bank and Sauk
Prairie Community Bank.
It is our goal here at Middleton Community Bank to support
all of our local communities in
which we are involved, explained Dave Fahey, president
of Middleton Community Bank.
It was important for the bank
to join this competition in order
to help out those who are less
fortunate over this holiday season. I am happy that we have
won, but truly grateful we gave

skiers start
the new
season strong

If the first race was any indication, Middleton High

Schools ski and snowboard
teams can expect strong finishes, fast times and great
depth as the 2016 season
The January 11 race at
Tyrol Basin under frigid conditions saw much enthusiasm
and a winning performance
by the boys board team,
which placed eight boarders
in the top fifteen at this first
Wisconsin Junior Alpine
Racing Association (WHSARA) Southern Conference
event. Those who placed in
the points included: Alec
Johnson 3rd, Sam Anderson
4th, Max Lawrence 6th, Charlie Angevine 8th, John Jones
10th, Campbell Esbeck 11th,
Ed Stajkovic 13th, and Will
Strasser 15th. On the girls
side, boarder Paige Wirth had
the third fastest overall time
on her first run, and placed 5th

overall. Five other girl boarders scored points: Megan

Chandler 7th, Samantha
Williams 8th, Abigail Drake
9th, Hannah Laufenberg 11th,
and Kaden Mettel 14th.
In boys ski competition,
the team roared to a first
place finish over rival Mt.
Horeb Co-op with five skiers
making it into the top fifteen.
Freshman Nick Ronnie led
the way in first place, winning both of the runs. He
was followed in the points by
brother Jack Ronnie 4th, Max
Westhoff 5th, Zach Whritenour 9th, and Austin Krantz
14th. The girls ski team,
guided by Olivia Krigbaum
4th, came in a close fifth
place overall, behind Madison West/Mt. Horeb Co-op.
Next, on Monday, January
18, the ski teams headed to
Cascade Mountain, while the
boarders return to Tyrol

our best effort to assist those in

The awards ceremony took
place at Middleton Community
Bank, 3207 Parmenter Street,
where Fahey and a couple integral bankers who made the battle possible accepted a plaque.
The donations raised directly
support homeless shelters, food
pantries, medical and dental
care for the homeless, and
For more information, go to
w w w. s a l v a t i o n a r m y

Photo contributed

Steve Heck, director of development for the Salvation Army (left), with Dave Fahey, president
and CEO of Middleton Community Bank.

Sertoma gives to Middleton Outreach Ministry

Photo contributed

Middleton Sertoma president Mark Schmidt (right) recently presented a check to Middleton Outreach Ministrys Executive
director, Al Ripp, to support MOMs work in the community. Ripp gave an update on the continued growth in their services in a
recent meeting at Fitzgeralds restaurant on Parmenter Street.



MHS Jazz Ensembles

ready for the Cabaret
The MHS Jazz Ensembles,
under the direction of Doug
Brown, present the 2016 Jazz
Cabaret in Varsity Hall at
Union South on the UW
Madison campus on Friday,
Jan. 22, 2016. Doors open at
6 p.m. Dinner and performances begin at 6:30 p.m.
So what is the Jazz
For the student musicians,
it is an evening for these talented performers to showcase
their musicianship with the
exhilarating experience of

performing for an audience in

a traditional jazz club atmosphere.
For the audience, it is an
evening of dinner and dance
in the classic jazz tradition
great music, great food, dancing, and a lot of fun!
This years show features
the 5 Oclock, 6 Oclock, and
7 Oclock jazz ensembles
from Middleton High School,
along with jazz ensemble performances from Madison
East High School and Madison West High School.

Tickets are $28.00 and advance dinner reservations are

Reservation forms available at and
upon request from
All Jazz Cabaret dinner
reservations should be made
no later than Thursday, Jan.
14, 2016.
To make a reservation or
for more information contact:
Bev Fuerbringer at MHSJazor

An Evening of Poetry and Reflection

The next Conservancy Day
Program, An evening of Poetry and Reflection, will take
place Thursday, January 21
from 7-7:45 p.m. at Attic Angels, 8301 Old Sauk Road, in
the Community Room.


being made for fun with the

white stuff.
As soon as snow conditions
were right, the more than six
and a half miles of cross country ski trails at Pleasant View
were groomed every Monday
and Friday. The work is being
done by staff of the City of Middletons Park Department, who
are in charge of the grounds
during the winter months.
According to Madison
Nordic Ski Club, the Pleasant
View Trails were worth the
wait. For the last ten years, they
have voted these trails as the
best in the Madison area.
Both skate ski and classic
trails are groomed at Pleasant
View. Although the topography
is mostly hilly, there are beginner, intermediate and advanced
A lot of people who train for
the American Birkebeiner come
here to practice, said Jeremy
Cabalka, manager of Pleasant
View Golf Course. The Birkebeiner is North Americans
largest cross-country ski race,
held annually in Cable, WI each
Last February, Pleasant View
was home to its own competi-

Alice DAlessio, a prize-winning poet and the author of 4

books of poetry, and a biography of Marshall Erdman, will
She has lived near the Pheasant Branch Conservancy for
nearly 10 years where the

tion, the Inukshuk Fat Tire Bicycle Race. The race, with
more than 80 entries was such a
success, that organizers decided
to bring it back this winter with
an added snowshoe race.
Snowshoe trails are available
for use throughout the winter,
not just during special events.
They are separate from the
cross country trails.
Last years snowshoe trail
ran approximately one and a
half miles. This year, depending on snow conditions, the
snowshoe portion might be expanded.
During races and other special events, the clubhouse
restaurant opens and serves hot
food as well as beverages and
snacks. Cabalka works with
event organizers to work out
food offerings. Profits from
food sales are shared with the
organizations planning the
The club house is also open
in the winter from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every
The plan is to be open on
Saturdays as well. But that depends on snow conditions, said

sounds and images from this

urban wilderness in Middleton
has inspired and stimulated her
DAlessio will share a number of her poems and encourage
the participants to create their
own writings.
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Last year snow conditions

were not conducive to open up.
Two or three years ago, conditions were phenomenal, he
On regular winter weekends,
patrons can warm up and refresh themselves with hot
chocolate, coffee, soda, and
adult beverages. Snacks, like
granola bars, are also for sale.
There is no cost to use the
trails. However, a donation box
is there and contributions are
gladly welcomed to help cover
the expenses of maintaining the
winter fun.
Because the trails are not
lighted, they are only available
from sunrise to sunset. According to Klein, if the gate is
closed, no one is allowed in.
Thats important for insurance
and safety purposes.
Wed love to have more
year round events at the golf
course, said Klein. People
who have ideas for events
should contact Jeremy Cabalka.
He does a great job of cooperating with event coordinators to
work out all of the details.
If you have an idea for an
event, or for more information
about Pleasant View Golf
Course, go to its website:


auditions to take
place next week at
the Middleton PAC
The Missoula Childrens Theatre (MCT),
the nations largest touring childrens theatre, has been touring extensively for more
than 40 years now from Montana to Japan,
and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this
year. A tour team will arrive in Middleton
on Monday, January 25 with a set, lights,
costumes, props and make-up, everything it
takes to put on a play - except the cast, and
thats where local children fill the role.
The team will hold an open audition on
January 25 for a production of Rumpelstiltskin. The auditions will be held at the Middleton Performing Arts Center located in
Middleton High School at 4 p.m.
Those auditioning should arrive early and
plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of
the cast members will be asked to stay for a
rehearsal immediately following the audition.
Audition forms are available online at
Approximately 50-60 roles are available

for local students. All students, grades

kindergarten through 12th grade, are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Most students rehearse
each day, Monday through Friday after
Performances are scheduled for Saturday,
Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Middleton Performing Arts Center.
All MCT shows are original adaptations
of classic childrens stories and fairytales a twist on the classic stories that you know
and love.
Also included in the residency are enrichment workshops presented by the Tour
Actor/Directors in local area schools. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all
characteristics that are attained through the
participation in this unique, educational
project. MCTs mission is the development
of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.

The Missoula Childrens Theater is brought to Middleton by The Friends of the Performing Arts Center. This year the production is partially subsidized by The Pleasant
Rowland Foundation and The Middleton Community Endowment Fund. Tickets will
be available at the box office before the show, Children $5.00 and Adults/Seniors: $10.00.
All seating is General Admission. For more information call 608-886-3103.




Country Breakfast promises food, fun and great music

File photo

The Middleton High School Choral Boosters invite you to attend theAnnual Country Breakfaston Sunday, January 31, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MHS Student Center located at
2100 Bristol Street.Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors/children (10 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the door. At the breakfast, you will not only enjoy wonderful pancakes. You
also will delight in the incredible high school talent showcased all day long, from MHS choirs (Concert Choir, Cantus, Cardinal Chorale, Chamber Singers and Broadway Bound) to individual
solos and ensembles.Check out the schedule posted at see when your favorite MHS singer is performing!Dont forget the silent auction!All funds benefit the
MHS choral music program.

Register now for MIPD Citizens Academy

The Middleton Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2016 Citizens
Academy, which will run
from April 6 through June 8,

This ten-week course, open

to people who live or work in
the City of Middleton, offers
citizens a great opportunity to
learn more about the Middleton
Police Department by partaking
in hands-on classes similar to

those taken by police officers.

Participants will receive
training in the areas of Traffic
Law Enforcement, Crime Scene
Investigation, Defensive and
Arrest Tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operation, Firearms,

Emergency Medical Response,

Fire Department Response and
The class will meet every
from6pmto9pm, starting April
6, 2015 and ending June 8,

2016. Anyone interested in the

Citizens Academy can get more
information and download an
All applications must be

turned in byMarch 7, 2016and

any questions regarding the program can be directed to Community Awareness Officer Kim

Library to offer two Origami workshops

The Middleton Public Library will be offering two
origami workshops for adults in
the coming months taught by
master origami artist Ruthanne
The first workshop, entitled
Valentines Day Origami, will

take place on Wednesday, February 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Participants will learn to fold
a variety of simple heart-shaped
models just in time for Valentines Day, including a secret
heart-shaped box and a kissing
lips action model. The second

workshop, Origami Tulip Gardens, is scheduled for Wenesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.
With spring just around the
corner, participants will learn to
fold an origami tulip garden, including four tulips with standing leaves and stems. Both

workshops will be held in the

Archer Room on the librarys
lower level.
Space and supplies may be
limited, so registration is encouraged.
Sign up online at,
email, or call
Ruthanne Bessman is a certified origami instructor by the
Nippon Origami Association in
Japan and has taught origami
worldwide since 1987. In 2011,
she supervised the creation of

Dimensions, the origami

mural installed above the librarys circulation desk. These
workshops are funded in part by
a grant from the Beyond the
Page Endowment and by the
Friends of the Middleton Public




Towns Association weighs in on zoning controversy

Some misunderstandings and
a few misstatements are circulating about the town withdrawal bill, AB 563. Here are
the facts.
The bill focuses on Dane
County because Dane County is
where towns are most endangered five of 35 original
towns either have disappeared
or soon will. The Wisconsin
Towns Association also supports this legislation, alongside
the DCTA, because town government is an essential part of
Wisconsin, everywhere.
Taking On Zoning Will Not
Increase Taxpayer Burden:
Towns which withdraw will
pay for zoning administration
with fees and property taxes
that Dane County now receives.
Dane County wont be able to
charge fees for zoning reviews
which the County no longer
conducts. Towns can charge
those fees. If that isnt enough,
the levy limit statute allows
towns to claim the levy which
the County will no longer need.
The County spends just under
$900,000 on zoning. Towns
can do it for that, and probably

Towns Are Capable Of Administering Zoning:
Some suggest the towns cant
handle zoning. We know that
towns can do it. A third of the
Towns in Wisconsin do. Towns
in large urban counties
Brown, Outagamie, Rock, Sheboygan, Washington, Winnebago and Fond du Lac have
handled zoning for years. Dane
County towns can hire professional services. There are firms
out there ready to work with us.
Many cities, villages and towns
have contractors administer
zoning for them.
In Dane
County, the Villages of Waunakee, Belleville and Brooklyn
have contractors administering
zoning. Town officials are just
as smart as county officials, and
they have the advantage of
knowing their local communities better than county supervisors from Madison.
We Would Welcome A
Chance To Continue To Work
With County Staff:
We havent sought withdrawal because we dont like
County staff. Actually, from the

beginning of this effort, DCTA

indicated we would like to continue to use County staff. The
County has stated it will not
agree to work for towns which
have withdrawn. We cant
make the County cooperate
which is why we are at this
We Did Try To Work With
Dane County, But No Compromise Occurred:
The County is just plain
wrong in claiming that the
DCTA agreed to a compromise
after last sessions bill was postponed. DCTA did submit a proposal. The County completely
ignored it. We asked the
County Execs office to release
any written record of such an
agreement, and they could not
produce that since it does not
There Is No Such Thing As
County Oversight Of Land Use
and Development:
Our city and village colleagues assert that if towns control their own zoning, there will
be chaos and no oversight of regional impacts of growth. If
County control is such a great

thing, lets see our city and village friends agree to be under
County control. Were sure the
County would love to control
city and village zoning and annexation decisions. Somehow,
we dont think our city and village friends think that sauce for
the goose is sauce for the gander. The idea that counties were
chosen to control towns is inaccurate and nonsensical.
Towns Will Make Better Land
Use Decisions Than the County
No one is better suited to decide what is good for them than
that person. For decades, we
have heard City supervisors tell
farmers how to farm, business
owners how to run their businesses, and people of all kinds
how to live. No system under
which some people tell others
how to live is ever appropriate.
Dane Countys wasnt very
good either. Just one small example there is a functional, efficient and safe manure digester
operating on a farm in the Town
of Sun Prairie, one built by the
farmer without County intervention or control. The County

supervised construction of a
manure digester in Vienna. In
its first two years of operation,
it leaked hundreds of thousands
of gallons of manure, was cited
for more than 90 air quality violations and exploded. We wish
that were an isolated example.
The Bill Corrects An Error
Rather Than Making A Real
Towns are not required to
have County zoning. Towns are
covered by county zoning only
because a town chooses to be
covered. The 1928 legislation
authorizing rural zoning didnt
say towns could not withdraw
from zoning. The Wisconsin
Supreme Court did. This bill
changes that by giving towns
the same choice to withdraw
which towns have to be subject
to county zoning.
Its About Freedom:
No town has to withdraw. If
a town doesnt want to do so,
then it need not withdraw. If a
town opposes zoning withdrawal because the town
doesnt want other towns to
choose their own destiny, we
cant agree with that. We think

towns need the chance to govern themselves. We also think

that for those who would like to
stay with the County, once
given the option to withdraw,
the County will become much
more reasonable.

But, we cant rely on hope.

We have seen three towns eaten
up by annexation because they
could not offer property owners
an alternative. Two towns incorporated to avoid being consumed by annexation. We have
seen town residents mistreated
by many zoning committees
over the years. We agree that
the county zoning committee is
currently better than it was two
years ago. But any system
which depends on the personality of committee members is
broken beyond repair. Its time
to move beyond the 1938 ordinance to the 21st Century.

-Mark Hazelbaker
On behalf of the Dane
County Towns Association

Intellectual property stifles tech innovation

Guest Column

As a kid, I loved sledding

down the front yard on wintry
Wisconsin afternoons. I remember that one winter a while
back, my older brother got a
neon-green SnowSlider. This
sled, to use tech parlance, disrupted my familys sledding
ecosystem. My chintzy plastic
sled (the kind that is built like a
miniaturized kiddie pool) was

obsoleted by the svelte

SnowSlider with its slick and
speedy coating.
But as much as I wanted to
try my brothers speedy new
ride, he had no intentions of
sharing. Even when I went out
sledding by myself, I was never
allowed to the use his sled.
Of course, we all have stories
like this. Whether its between
siblings or coworkers or friends,
everybody has a story about
being on the wrong end of greed
and selfishness.

And recently, we all have

witnessed this same phenomenon develop in the tech industry. Instead of claiming
exclusive sledding rights, tech
companies are fighting over intellectual property rightsthink
patents and copyrights. They
are making expansive intellectual property claims that
threaten to stifle future improvements and innovations.
The solution to this problem
is clear: intellectual property
law must promote, not prohibit,
technological innovation by
limiting the scope of property
claims. Without making these
changes, we might never see the
Amazons, Facebooks, and
Ubers of tomorrow because the
moat of intellectual property
will have blocked their entrance.
In fact, news came out recently that Google plans to rearchitect its implementation of
the Java APIs in the next major
version of Android. Because
Java APIs are like the foundation of the house, replacing
them is not trivial. Even though
the courts have already found
that Googles codebase is original and unique, an ongoing appeal forced Google to dedicate
considerable efforts to what essentially amounts to treading


If not for Oracles lawsuit,
Google could instead spend
these man-hours improving its
software in tangible ways. Its
hard to quantify and report the
loss of future innovation. But
these losses are real, and we are
starting to feel the treacherous
side-effects today.
I recognize, though, that
changing the law is no easy task
(and rightly so). But there is
precedent that can be considered when thinking about intellectual property in technology:
water rights in the 19th century
West. While 21st century technologists and 19th century settlers have little in common
beyond entrepreneurial spirit,
lessons learned from the West
are still applicable today.
In the West at this time, the

first settlers had many advantages. Processing precious ore

required building mills along
rivers. And as the first to arrive,
these settlers had their choice of
the best land and water sources.
Plus, cordoning off a large
swath of waterway had the
knock on effect of limiting others mining potential.
When legislation finally
caught up to the miners, the
rules changed. A use principle
was enacted, which simply
stated that you had a right to
water only if you made use of it.
Rampant speculation and exorbitant claims, like my brothers
SnowSlider, were no longer
We can apply this principle
to software, too. One functionone ideacan have a
myriad of uses. You can use a
dynamic pricing algorithm to
sell stadium tickets (SeatGeek),
taxi rides (Uber), or diapers
(Amazon). Under the use principle, because each company
uses the pricing algorithm for
specific applications with
unique codebases, all of them
have the right to innovate, but
none of them can claim ownership over the bigger idea.
However, some say that
weakening intellectual property
protection will actually discourage innovation by lowering financial incentives. While this is
a valid concern, the reality of
the legal landscape suggests a
more pressing issue. According
to Unified Patents, an industry

organization dedicated to reforming patent law with members including Google and
Adobe, patent trolls accounted
for 92 percent of all patent lawsuits in technology in 2015.
These patent trolls take hundreds of companies, big and
small, to court at once, relying
on the current intellectual property law to exact money from
legitimate companies.
Instead of giving out broad
intellectual property to the first
creators of technology, we must
reform intellectual property
along the use principle to allow
future companies to continue to
innovate. Amazon didnt create
the first online marketplace,
Google wasnt the first to make
a search engine, and Apples
iPhone wasnt the first phone.
Lets make sure theyre not the
Eric Chen, a freshman studying engineering at Princeton
University, is a graduate of
Middleton High School.




plained Amanda Kienbaum.

Since I was a child, I wanted to
work with children.
While that desire to work
with youth took various forms
over the years, it always remained strong, she said. Attending college at the University of
Minnesota Twin Cities,
Amanda obtained he Bachelors
degree in Child Psychology.
From there, she began working
in child care as a teachers aide
14 years ago. She continued to
climb the ladder, from aide to
assistant to teacher to assistant
director to director. And now
she is the owner of a new school
and childcare facility.
Primrose School of Middleton will provide education and
care for children six weeks old
through pre-kindergarten, as
well as before- and after-school
programming and summer
camp for children up to 12 years
My time in various daycares
and child cares opened my eyes
to what is really out there, or
what really isnt out there, she
explained. Early childhood education and care varies greatly
across the spectrum. I have
seen bad, but I have also seen
great. Being in a classroom,
being in leadership, and now
being a parent, I know what is
truly important for children, for
teachers, and for parents.
These experiences in child
care led me to know that Primrose is the best of the best, she
continued, and now as parents,
Primrose is the only place Mark
and I can truly feel comfortable
that our children will be safe,
secure, and receiving the best in
early childhood education and

She said there were many

things about the Primrose franchise that interested her and
I first learned about Primrose Schools in 2006 in Minneapolis, she said. After
working in early childhood and
child care for four years at that
time, I was seeking something
better. I wanted a program that
provided the best for children,
focused on the whole child, and
was not so corporately driven.
I fell upon Primrose by locating a job posting for a director position with the Primrose
School of Eden Prairie, she
said. After speaking with the
owner, I was convinced Primrose was the opportunity I was
She was hired as the school
director in November of 2006
and the school opened in January of 2007. Kienbaum worked
at the Primrose School of Eden
Prairie for just over three years.
According to the Kienbaums,
the schools philosophy is based
on the Balanced Learning Philosophy, which strives to reach
every aspect of each child individually.
This Balanced Learning
approach takes aspects from all
teaching styles, incorporating
research and foundational
knowledge from early childhood experts such as Piaget, Vygotsky, and Maria Montessori,
to name a few, while also maintaining the newest research on
what is best for children and incorporating it into the curriculum.
Primrose is about providing
balance to the children and to
families, she said. It is providing a safe, secure school to chil-

to do the best work that we can

do, Gurtner said to the board.
Gurtner reminded the board
that the 21st Century ESchool
has been transitioning this year
from strictly online to an integrated education that requires
students occasionally meet with
their teachers.
We continue to have a high
quality mostly full time online
program but none of our kids
are fully online anymore, Gurtner said. They all have regular
connections in our buildings
and with our staff, because we
found that greatly increases the
success and experience for all
of them.
She added the school has also
been working on becoming a
digital teaching resource to all
of the schools in the district.
We also have integrated programs and supports in every
single one of our brick and mortar buildings, Gurtner noted.
There are so many huge successes that were having by
being able to provide digital resources to our buildings and really help the buildings do the
best job of serving all their students.
Gurtner explained that the
transition to integrated learning
caused a drop in enrollment
from 2014 to 2015, because the
requirement that all students
come into the building for some
time reduced the number of students from open enrollment.
Open enrollment now is
quite geographically close,
Gurtner said. We do still continue to have some open enroll-

ment, but most of the students

are within a half hour to an hour
from us because we do ask them
to come in to meet and that has
been a great is good been a really big change and has been really, really successful.
Gurtner said accounting for
the decrease in open enrollment
the online school has had a
steady increase in enrollment
for six years.
Kim Gauen, counselor for the
online school, told the board
that enrollment is constantly
growing with about one new
student per week since the start
of the school year. She said the
majority of them are coming
from within the district. She
added that about 15 percent of
those who enrolled late were
open enrollment, 65 percent
were from MHS and about 20
percent were from another district school or moved in from
out of the area.
Gauen said another area of
growth has been the special education population, largely at
the high school level. Board
president Bob Green asked if
she had an idea why students
with special education needs are
turning to online schooling.
It really varies depending on
the needs of the student, Gauen
responded. A lot of it has to do
with a behavioral or medical
needs, so students with mental
health issues, students with
autism, students that struggle to
be in a classroom but the have
the academic skills.
Wendy Ripp said during her
two years as the online elemen-




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Photo contributed

Primrose School of Middleton held a groundbreaking ceremony at 3000 Deming Way on

Thursday, Jan. 7. Pictured from left to right: Bill Kienbaum, Barbara Kienbaum (holding baby
Eden), Mark Kienbaum, Myra, Amanda Kienbaum (holding baby Emery), Middleton Alder
Gurdip Brar, city administrator Mike Davis, Chamber of Commerce director Van Nutt, Evan
Wing, of River Valley Bank.
dren while fostering an educational and nurturing environment where children can learn
academics, participate in enrichment programs, eat wellbalanced nutritional meals, have
opportunities for physical activity inside the classroom and
outside on the age-appropriate
playgrounds, and build character development skills through
play and community outreach.
The balance is not only present for the children, but for families as well, she continued.
Parents can feel comfortable
leaving their children in the
safety of their care, knowing
they are receiving the best educational child care, and building

a strong relationship with the

Primrose teachers and leadership team through daily and
continual communication, she
At the core of it all, Primrose is about doing what is best
for each child, and that is why I
believe in our school, she said.
Primrose is being designed to
complement, not to compete
with, its counterparts in the
Middleton-Cross Plains Area
School District, according to the
We dont view our school as
competition to the school district, Amanda said. We strive
to work together to provide education to children in the com-

Times-Tribune photo by Cameron Bren

Educators spoke to the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School

Board last week about both online school programs and Clark
Street Community School, a brick and mortar charter school
in the district.
tary and middle school teacher
shes noticed a shift from
mostly students from families
that homeschool to students that
leave public school for various
Allison Kuhn is 20 years old
and graduated from the online
school this past August. She
shared her experience with the
At fifteen I had mental issues that didnt really allow me
to go to high school anymore so
I missed a lot of school and the
only way to make it up was online, Kuhn said. It ended up
being the right choice because I
loved it. It took me a long time,
but I liked the options of classes
and I met some fun people and

Kim and Jill were always cheering me on.

Kuhn explained how the integrated learning worked well
for her.
Kim and Jill would allow
me to come in a couple days
and work with them, she said.
I wasnt very good at staying
on task so they would sit with
me and help me I have ADD
and that was also an issue at
school. It was hard to pay attention and online it let me focus
on one thing, my computer
screen, no other students, just
the screen, it helped a lot.
Gauen told the board that the
21st Century ESchool now has
a classroom at Clark Street
staffed full-time for students to

munity and work to prepare

children in early childhood so
they are ready to enter the
school district.
Our curriculum is designed
to prepare children not only academically, but also socially,
emotionally and cognitively, so
that when they leave Primrose
they have the best chance for
success - and research on former Primrose students has
shown they are succeeding,
she added. We hope to develop
a close working relationship
with area elementary schools as
we enter the Middleton community.
Construction is happening
right now, and they hope to
come in anytime for help, and
online teachers meet once or
twice a week with their students
there. She explained that students who do well in their online classed have more
flexibility on coming in, while
students who start to fall behind
are required to come in and
meet with their teachers.
Gurtner explained how the
ESchool has become a tool that
can serve students in ways traditional schools cant.
In our brick-and-mortar
building, to come up with a way
to help the student who needs
one or two classes at a time and
needs them on their own pace,
its logistically not something
that we can do very effectively
in our buildings, but we can do
that in our ESchool and we can
with each kid sit down and
build relationships with them
and say how can we get you
believing in yourself and get
you to success? Gurtner said.
Gurtner transitioned to the
Clark Street Community School
report by describing the mission
to democratically cultivate a
community of engaged learners. She said the focus continues to be on personalized
learning for every student, but
also offers integrated blended
learning, especially in math,
and continues to have lots of
community partners.
Clark Street is out there with
a group of people across the
country, across the world really
looking at innovative practices
and talking about how to we
look at the future of education,

open in time for the start of the

fall 2016 school year.
The location, 3000 Deming
Way, means countless workers
in Middletons business park
district will have access to a
new child care option.
The Middleton area, specifically the business park we are
located in on Deming Way, is in
great need of additional child
care, she said. But not only
that, [but] Middleton, as well as
the Madison area, are in need of
high quality, educational care
for children, and Middleton was
the best opportunity for us to
grow and serve.
This project has been a
dream for me since I first began
Schools, she continued. The
project itself has been a work in
progress for over four years.
We are excited to open our
doors, get our three girls into
their classrooms, and begin to
create a Primrose family with
all our students, parents and
Being the first Primrose
School in Wisconsin, I know we
are coming in as an unfamiliar
school for families, she concluded. Primrose has been
growing and educating children
since 1982. The foundation has
been built around the core value
of doing what is best for children. With Primrose Schools to
provide the foundation and curriculum, and our family to provide passion, dedication, and
commitment, we feel the Primrose School of Middleton will
be a positive addition to the
community now, and for the
children that will one day be the
leaders of this community.
continued from page 1

Gurtner said.
Gurtner explained that while
engagement tends to go down
for high schoolers as they near
graduation the opposite has
been happening at Clark Street.
High school engagement
generally goes down, while at
Clark Street engagement has
been going up.
Natalie Krogull, a senior at
Clark Street, shared her story
with the board. She said she
was quite engaged up until middle school, but once she reached
high school she was overwhelmed by the size, felt lost,
and didnt feel like the teachers
liked her
I really think just being in a
community where I know
everyone, I know my teachers
and I truly feel like there are
people who care about me and
support me and want me to succeed has had a profound impact
on my confidence, Krogull
said. Just within the first semester at Clark Street I went
from being the person who didnt want to move in class to having shadow students and doing
presentations about the school.
Krogull said shes also been
part of restorative justice meetings and presented to large
groups of people and had experiences she never would have at
Clark Street.
Its given me a lot to talk
about with college admissions
counselors and in college essays
and all of that, Krogull added.
I really feel prepared to go on
the college now.




Hundreds attend Middleton Guitar Center opening

Customers lined up to celebrate the grand opening of Guitar Center at Greenway Station on
the night of Thursday, January 14.

Bascom Hill, a local band, performed during the event.

There were plenty of guitars, to be sure, but Guitar Center features much more as well.

Elvis greeted customers as they arrived at the grand opening.

Photos contributed

Customers shopping at the Middleton Guitar Center grand opening celebration checked out guitars, amps and more.
All expert and aspiring musicians of Middleton now have
convenient access to over ten
thousand square feet of musical
paradise at Greenway Stations
new Guitar Center.
The new retailer celebrated
their grand opening January 14
from 7 p.m. to midnight with
doorbusters, giveaways, dis-

counts and live music.

Our new Middleton ...
storewill foster a hands-on environment in which customers
are encouraged to interactwith
a vast selection of instruments
that complement all music genres,saidWayne Colwell Guitar
Centers executive vice president of stores. Were excited

about theopportunity to create

a more immersive in-store experience for our customers and
to provide instruments tothe already richatmosphere of musicianship in the area.
With more than 260 stores
across the U.S. and industryleading online presence, Guitar
Center has helped people make

music for more than 50 years.

Guitar Centers event followed a series of announcements for development at the
center, which included the announcement that Biaggis Ristorante Italiano would move
from their current location on
Junction Road to Greenway

Construction commenced
this week at 1611 Aspen Commons and Biaggis is scheduled
to be open for business in their
new location at Greenway Station this spring. Biaggis Ristorante Italianowill be located
next to Fuddruckers.
Amy Goddard, director of
marketing for Biaggis, said she

is looking forward to a target

opening date of May 1. Biaggis will operate at their current location until their grand
opening at Greenway Station
and looks forward to delivering
a memorable, Italian dining experience at Greenway Station,
to all new and returning visitors
alike, she said.


Allard, Joseph N, 41, Motor

vehicle liability insurance required, 04/10/2015, $10.00,
6906 Carnwood Rd, Madison,
WI 53719
Raymond, 28, Inattentive Driving,
04/24/2015, $111.40, 14073
Shadywood Dr # 143, Plymouth, MI 48170
Avila, Manuel A, 34,
Method of Giving Signals,
04/15/2015, $98.80, 5849
Oxbow Bnd, Madison, WI
Becker, Joann M, 65, Non
$98.80, 6218 Old Middleton
Rd, Madison, WI 53705
Beld, Catherine K, 22, Possession of Controlled Substance, 04/27/2015, $281.50,
529 E Holum St, De Forest, WI
Beld, Catherine K, 22, Consumption Alcoholic Beverage in
Public, 04/27/2015, $0.00, 529
E Holum St, De Forest, WI
Bellmore, Amy Dianne, 42,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 04/16/2015, $98.80, 712
Chapman St, Madison, WI
Bermea Saldana, Omar
A, 18, Underage Consume/Possess Alcoholic Beverages,

04/16/2015, $187.00, 3618 Valley Ridge Rd, Middleton, WI

Beyler, Nancy E, 81, FYR
while Making Left Turn,
04/13/2015, $98.80, 5218 Harbor Ct, Madison, WI 53705
Birrenkott, Shane R, 22, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/13/2015, $124.00, 3650
Breckenridge Ct # 5, Fitchburg,
WI 53713
J, 41, Non Registration,
04/22/2015, $98.80, 703 8Th
St, Brodhead, WI 53520
Bohacek, Andrew R, 34, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/11/2015, $124.00, 315
Amanda Way, Verona, WI
Borroughs, Katherine M, 42,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 04/27/2015, $98.80, 704
Grace St, Verona, WI 53593
Bowe, Nicholas J, 31, Operating vehicle without insurance,
Schroeder Ct. #207, Madison,
WI 53711
Boyd, Jimmell T, 20, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/14/2015, $124.00, 4214
School Rd, Madison, WI 53704
Boyd, Jimmell T, 20, Operating
04/14/2015, $124.00, 4214


School Rd, Madison, WI 53704

Brabender, Corey Lee, 32,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 04/11/2015, $98.80, 365
S. Goldenrod Dr, Sun Prairie,
WI 53590
Brandherm, Nicholas D, 28,
04/16/2015, $250.00, 2122
Allen Blvd., #29, Middleton,
WI 53562
Bridgeman, Richard J, 66,
Non Registration, 04/15/2015,
$38.00, 2950 Tomahawk Ct
#10, Middleton, WI 53562
Burish, Anna M, 56, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/27/2015, $98.80, 4273
Blackstone Ct, Middleton, WI
Buttchen, Derrick R, 35,
FTS/Improper Stop at Stop
Sign, 04/22/2015, $98.80, 1446
Dayflower Dr, Madison, WI
Campbell, Corey L, 38, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/11/2015, $98.80, 2827
Century Harbor Rd #2, Middleton, WI 53562
Cardarella, Kelly J, 34, Resisting or Obstructing Officer,
11/09/2014, $98.80, 3022 Acker
St., Cross Plains, WI 53528
Carranza Morales, Jesus, 26,
04/17/2015, $250.00, 2060
Allen Blvd Apt 7, Middleton,
WI 53562
Catterson, Sara R, 25, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/17/2015, $98.80, 718
4Th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913
Chellevold, Stephanie L, 26,
04/19/2015, $98.80, 4228
Bagley Pkwy, Madison, WI
Collins, Kimberly R, 34, Operating while Suspended,
04/16/2015, $124.00, 7049
County Road K, Middleton, WI
Cuautle-Heredia, Jorge, 29,
Operating while Suspended,
04/09/2015, $124.00, 630 W.
Badger Rd. #8, Madison, WI
Cullen, Carol J, 82, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/08/2015, $149.20, 510
Westlawn Dr Apt 319, Cottage
Grove, WI 53527
Dorsey, Gregory L, 30, Vehicle
04/10/2015, $98.80, 1116
Emerald St, Madison, WI
Drake, Katherine M, 34,

Non Registration, 04/22/2015,

$98.80, 116 E Wilson St, Blanchardville, WI 53516
Ducharme, Erin Glynn, 42,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 04/16/2015, $124.00,
5509 Shamrock Rd, Waunakee,
WI 53597
Eckert, Andrea Katelyn, 21,
Auto Following Too Closely,
04/13/2015, $124.00, 1907
Julius St, Cross Plains, WI
Eckert, Andrea Katelyn, 21,
Operating vehicle without insurance, 04/13/2015, $124.00,
1907 Julius St, Cross Plains,
WI 53528
Ehrle, Dion S, 44, Disorderly Conduct, 04/19/2015,
$250.00, 322 Aristocrat Drive,
Billings, MT 59105
Ekern, Stacey L, 51, Motor
vehicle liability insurance required, 04/28/2015, $10.00,
4360 Wren Ct, Windsor, WI
Emore Jr, Festus S, 29,
Speeding in School Zones,
04/28/2015, $124.00, 6319
Pheasant Ln # 13, Middleton,
WI 53562
Esquivel Rico, Norma K, 36,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 04/22/2015, $98.80,
1449 Macarthur Rd, Madison,
WI 53714
Esterholm, Maxwell D, 26,
Operating While Intoxicated,
03/08/2015, $811.00, 726 Bear
Claw Way Apt 301, Madison,
WI 53717
Esterholm, Maxwell D, 26,
Operating With/PAC .08-.099,
03/08/2015, $0.00, 726 Bear
Claw Way Apt 301, Madison,
WI 53717
Fabick, Melissa A, 34, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/28/2015, $124.00, 816
Richard Way, Waunakee, WI
Fellinger, Brenda J, 58,
Method of Giving Signals,
04/17/2015, $98.80, 4692 Horizon Rd, Middleton, WI 53562
Fischer, Jonathan W, 48, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/19/2015, $98.80, 7699
Payvery Trl, Middleton, WI
Froehlke, Bruce R, 66, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 03/14/2015, $98.80, 3442
Valley Creek Cir, Middleton,
WI 53562
E, 29, Auto Following Too
Closely, 04/24/2015, $136.60,
208 Brodhead Street, Apt. #2,
Mazomanie, WI 53560


Gil, Joaquin X, 28, Operating

04/22/2015, $124.00, 6337
Pheasant Ln # 41, Middleton,
WI 53562
Gonzalez, Jason C, 30, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 08/31/2014, $98.80, 2800
Crinkle Root Dr # 207, Fitchburg, WI 53711
Gordon, Megan M, 31, No
Drivers License on Person,
04/23/2015, $98.80, 731 N
Montgomery St, Port Washington, WI 53074
Gossage, David A, 61, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/16/2015, $149.20,
W4694 St Road 23, Princeton,
WI 54968
Graedel, Kathleen A, 69, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/28/2015, $98.80, 4639
Pine Manor Cir, Middleton, WI
Grams, Joseph E JR, 24, Resisting or Obstructing Officer,
04/04/2015, $187.00, 5128
Churchill Ln Apt 8, Middleton,
WI 53562
Grant, Robert A, 42, Operating w/o a Valid Drivers License, 04/25/2015, $124.00,
908 Nobel Ln, Madison, WI
J, 36, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Sus pended/Cancel,
04/07/2015, $98.80, 5160 Brindisi Ct Apt 4, Middleton, WI
Gray, Elizabeth A, 27, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, 04/10/2015,
$98.80, 508 Basswood Ave,
Verona, WI 53593
Gray, Elizabeth A, 27, Operating
04/10/2015, $124.00, 508
Basswood Ave, Verona, WI
Grzenia, Amy L, 23, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/30/2015, $124.00, 6922
Tottenham Rd, Madison, WI
Guzman, Iris, 40, Operating
after revocation, 04/23/2015,
$124.00, 425 Walker St, Fond
Du Lac, WI 54935
Harter, Aaron J, 27, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/26/2015, $124.00, 606 W.
Wisconsin Ave. # 310, Milwau-

kee, WI 53203
Hegenbarth, Amy C, 49, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/21/2015, $98.80, 7757
Solstice Ct, Verona, WI 53593
Hellenbrand, Jessica L, 45,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 03/22/2015, $98.80,
5819 US Highway 12, Waunakee, WI 53597
Hodges, Jeffrey A, 61, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, 04/12/2015,
$98.80, 1672 Capital Ave,
Madison, WI 53705
Hodges, Jeffrey A, 61, Operating vehicle without insurance,
04/12/2015, $124.00, 1672
Capital Ave, Madison, WI
Hodges, Jeffrey A, 61, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, 04/22/2015,
$98.80, 1672 Capital Ave,
Madison, WI 53705
Hodges, Jeffrey A, 61, Operating vehicle without insurance,
04/22/2015, $124.00, 1672
Capital Ave, Madison, WI
Hole, Rikki M, 22, Resisting
04/04/2015, $187.00, 5128
Churchill Ln #8, Middleton, WI
Hug, Debbie A, 51, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/11/2015, $98.80, 3533
Salerno Ct Apt 6, Middleton,
WI 53562
Iverson, Tyler A, 26, Operating
04/10/2015, $124.00, 805 Willow St, Arena, WI 53503
James, Alisa L, 34, Motor
vehicle liability insurance required, 04/19/2015, $10.00,
1321 Okeeffe Ave # 107, Sun
Prairie, WI 53590
Jonuzi, Alban, 18, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/24/2015, $98.80, 8534
Stonebrook Cir, Middleton, WI
Jonuzi, Besa, 24, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits,
04/11/2015, $98.80, 8534
Stonebrook Cir, Middleton, WI
Keen, Rebecca A, 29, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/26/2015, $124.00, 542
See COuRT, page 10



W Doty St # 10, Madison, WI

Kennedy, Shannon C, 34,
Non Registration, 04/18/2015,
$98.80, 214 Roosevelt St,
Pardeeville, WI 53954
Klatt, Tammy J, 39, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/07/2015, $98.80, 4115
Misty Valley Dr, Middleton, WI
Koehler, Kevin H, 29,
Method of Giving Signals,
04/06/2015, $98.80, 147 Craig
Ave, Madison, WI 53705
Kohnmann, Jeremy W, 30,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 04/08/2015, $98.80,
3041 Melody Pkwy, Cross
Plains, WI 53528
Koles, Michael J, 41, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/23/2015, $98.80, E2131
Curtis Ln, Iola, WI 54945
Konrad, Jay C, 42, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/18/2015, $98.80, 412 Berry
Dr, Naperville, IL 60540
Koran, Keshena C, 34, Operating while Suspended,
04/09/2015, $38.00, 3032
Springfield Rd, Cross Plains,
WI 53528
Kryshak, Michele L, 47,
Motor vehicle liability insurance required, 04/28/2015,
$10.00, 7208 Henry Ct, Middleton, WI 53562
Langham, Darice B, 44, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/23/2015, $98.80, 653 N
Pleasant View Rd Unit 208,
Middleton, WI 53562
Livingood, Matthew C, 40,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 04/08/2015, $98.80, 6
Shefford Cir, Madison, WI


Ljumani, Mevlude P, 38,

Auto Following Too Closely,
04/20/2015, $98.80, 4210 Redtail Pass, Middleton, WI 53562
Marshall, Leroy W, 44, Disorderly Conduct, 04/18/2015,
$250.00, 2005 Pike Dr # 1,
Fitchburg, WI 53713
Martinez, Lance D, 35, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 03/24/2015, $98.80, 5290
Shilling Ln, Waunakee, WI
Maslowski, Michael P, 49,
Theft, 06/02/2014, $0.00, 3401
Kipling Drive, Apt. #6, Madison, WI 53704
Mc Venes, Timothy D, 54,
Non Registration, 04/12/2015,
$98.80, E12010 Bent Tree Dr,
Baraboo, WI 53913
Mcginnis, Philip E, 27, Operating vehicle without insurance, 04/23/2015, $124.00,
2539 Fairfield Pl # 2, Madison,
WI 53704
Mcginnis, Philip E, 27, Vehicle
04/23/2015, $98.80, 2539 Fairfield Pl # 2, Madison, WI
Mcneal, Dolores E, 27, Driving Too Fast for Conditions,
03/23/2015, $136.60, 1427
Loreen Dr, Madison, WI 53711
Meier, Leslie J, 34, Operating
04/18/2015, $124.00, 6621
Hubbard Ave, Middleton, WI
Mendez Tlatoa, Abel, 43,
Operating w/o a Valid Drivers
License, 04/18/2015, $124.00,
2222 Danbury St, Madison, WI
Merino Arevalo, Gonzalo, 42, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 03/21/2015,
$124.00, 214 S Midvale Blvd,
Madison, WI 53705
Michels, Joseph P, 35, Motor
vehicle liability insurance required, 04/28/2015, $10.00,
9809 Talons Way, Verona, WI
Miracle, Robert I, 33, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
04/25/2015, $187.00, 919
Janesville St # 1, Oregon, WI
Montoya Jr, Mario H, 22,
Operating w/o a Valid Drivers
License, 04/23/2015, $124.00,
7401 Century Pl # 4, Middleton, WI 53562
Mottram, Carol J, 46, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/08/2015, $98.80, 6746
Erdman Blvd, Middleton, WI
Murray, David N, 23, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 03/13/2015, $124.00, 4945
Borchers Beach Rd, Waunakee,
WI 53597
Nelson, Catherine E, 43, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/14/2015, $124.00, 1262

Hanover Trl, Waunakee, WI

Olguin Gonzalez, Arely, 18,
FTS/Improper Stop at Stop
Sign, 04/25/2015, $98.80, 1830
Sheridan St, Madison, WI
Olguin Gonzalez, Arely, 18,
Operating vehicle without insurance, 04/25/2015, $124.00,
1830 Sheridan St, Madison, WI
Olguin Gonzalez, Arely, 18,
Operating w/o a Valid Drivers
License, 04/25/2015, $124.00,
1830 Sheridan St, Madison, WI
Olson, Tonya R, 44, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/08/2015, $98.80, 25 Water
St, Evansville, WI 53536
Oneil, Linda J, 60, Traffic
Control Signal Violation red,
04/18/2015, $98.80, 6530
Schroeder Road, Apt. #120,
Madison, WI 53711 2488
Oneil, Linda J, 60, Operating
w/o a Valid Drivers License,
04/18/2015, $124.00, 6530
Schroeder Road, Apt. #120,
Madison, WI 53711 2488
Peterson, Eric L, 42, Non
$38.00, 5519 Leanne Ln, Mcfarland, WI 53558
Phillips, Stanley Terrell, 26,
Operating while Suspended,
04/19/2015, $124.00, 5815
Raymond Rd Apt 4, Madison,
WI 53711
Phillips, Stanley Terrell, 26,
Operating vehicle without insurance, 04/19/2015, $124.00,
5815 Raymond Rd Apt 4,
Madison, WI 53711
Phounsavath, Somchay, 26,
Non Registration, 04/18/2015,
$98.80, 1309 N 25Th St, Milwaukee, WI 53205
Alfredo, 22, Operating w/o a
04/25/2015, $124.00, 2201
Tanager Trl, Madison, WI
Reddington, David F, 48,
Speeding 55 MPH Zone,
03/18/2015, $98.80, 806 N
Fairbrook Dr, Waunakee, WI
Redic, Brandon G, 26, Operating
04/28/2015, $124.00, 6319
Pheasant Ln # 9, Middleton, WI
Redic, Brandon G, 26, Operating
04/24/2015, $124.00, 6319
Pheasant Ln # 9, Middleton, WI
Redic, Brandon G, 26, Operating vehicle without insurance,
04/24/2015, $124.00, 6319
Pheasant Ln # 9, Middleton, WI
Reiter, Dustin W, 36, Operating
04/25/2015, $124.00, 6756 Jacobs Way # 3, Madison, WI
Richgels, Barbara T, 80,
Failure to Obey Sign/Signal,
04/17/2015, $98.80, 902 N
High Point Rd # 226, Madison,
WI 53717
Richter, Alivia N, 21, Intox-

icant In Motor Vehicle Driver

Drink, 04/19/2015, $187.00,
758 S Garfield Ave, Janesville,
WI 53545
Richter, Alivia N, 21, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, 04/19/2015,
$98.80, 758 S Garfield Ave,
Janesville, WI 53545
Rodenschmidt, Eric R, 46,
04/18/2015, $98.80, 2835
Hoard St, Madison, WI 53704
Rodriguez De La Cerda, Ricardo, 23, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, 04/15/2015,
$124.00, 609 Bram St, Madison, WI 53713
Rucker, David I, 26, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/27/2015, $98.80, 5240
Bishops Bay Pkwy, Middleton,
WI 53562
Russo, Daniel T, 38, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/08/2015, $124.00, 5818
Sandhill Dr, Middleton, WI
Saldana Ortega, Antonio, 23,
Operating while Suspended,
04/09/2015, $124.00, 2050
Allen Blvd # 29, Middleton, WI
Santaella, Leomarys J, 42,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 04/16/2015, $124.00,
5810 Highland Ter Apt 1, Middleton, WI 53562
Satak, Jersey E, 59, Mistreating Animals, 04/19/2015,
$98.80, 6335 Pheasant Ln #103,
Middleton, WI 53562
L, 22, Operating while Suspended, 04/13/2015, $124.00,
5227 Piccadilly Dr, Madison,
WI 53714
Schlough, Dylan W, 24, Operating w/o a Valid Drivers License, 04/13/2015, $124.00,
6623 St Road 78, Mazomanie,
WI 53560,
Schlough, Dylan W, 24, Resisting or Obstructing Officer,
04/13/2015, $439.00, 6623 St
Road 78, Mazomanie, WI
Schreiber, Carrie J, 34,
Motor vehicle liability insurance required, 04/27/2015,
$10.00, 4705 Siggelkow Rd.,
Apt. #3, McFarland, WI 53558
Scone, Melissa A, 37, Operating
04/21/2015, $38.00, 2418
Adler Cir, Middleton, WI
Sharma, Vivek, 40, FTS/Improper Stop at Stop Sign,
04/24/2015, $98.80, 8550
Greenway Blvd # 403, Middleton, WI 53562
Shuck, Bryanna J, 25, Operating
04/11/2015, $124.00, 7300
Century Place, Middleton, WI
Sikand, Neel R, 23, Method
of Giving Signals, 04/06/2015,
$98.80, 8502 Old Sauk Rd #
113, Middleton, WI 53562
Sorensen, Barbara L, 54,
Non Registration, 04/19/2015,
$98.80, 6636 Offshore Dr,
Madison, WI 53705


Sorensen, Matthew J, 33,

Non Registration, 04/28/2015,
$98.80, 1014 Havey Rd, Madison, WI 53704
Sprecher, Trystan S, 19, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/30/2015, $98.80, N700
Schoepp Rd, Lodi, WI 53555
St Clair, Tonya M, 31, Non
$98.80, 408 1/2 S Mills St,
Madison, WI 53715
Stapleton, Kristine H, 63,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 04/27/2015, $98.80,
2410 Center St, Cross Plains,
WI 53528
Strey, Luke W, 23, FTS/Improper Stop at Stop Sign,
04/24/2015, $98.80, 2557 University Ave, Madison, WI
Sulureh, Vivian W, 33, Operating w/o a Valid Drivers License, 04/26/2015, $124.00,
6326 Alison Ln, Madison, WI
Sweet, Debra S, 51, Criminal
04/12/2015, $691.00, 7613
Elmwood Ave, Middleton, WI
Temich-Rico, Josefina, 38,
Operating vehicle without insurance, 04/21/2015, $124.00,
4613 Atticus Way #207, Madison, WI 53711
Temich-Rico, Josefina, 38,
Operating w/o a Valid Drivers
License, 04/21/2015, $124.00,
4613 Atticus Way #207, Madison, WI 53711
Thomas, Marcus A, 26, Possession of Controlled Substance, 04/23/2015, $281.50,
1007 E Johnson St # 3, Madison, WI 53703
Thomas, Marcus A, 26, Resisting or Obstructing Officer,
04/23/2015, $439.00, 1007 E
Johnson St # 3, Madison, WI
Thomas, Marcus A, 26, Intoxicant In Motor Vehicle
Driver Drink, 04/23/2015,
$124.00, 1007 E Johnson St #
3, Madison, WI 53703

continued from page 9

Wagner, Britney R, 28, Vehicle Registration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, 04/19/2015,

$98.80, 132 W Wilson St #
408, Madison, WI 53703
Wallman, Charles Emmet
Lim, 28, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 04/28/2015,
$98.80, 8803 Airport Rd, Middleton, WI 53562
Wallman, Charles Emmet
Lim, 27, Disorderly Conduct
with a Motor Vehicle,
05/18/2014, $250.00, 8803 Airport Rd, Middleton, WI 53562
Washington, Kelvin L, 27,
Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 03/28/2015, $98.80,
3607 Napoli Ln # 8, Middleton,
WI 53562
Weisinger, Terri L, 58, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/21/2015, $124.00,
Pardeeville, WI 53954
Wejroch, Adam M, 31, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/13/2015, $98.80, 3101
Stratton Way # 107, Madison,
WI 53719
White, Jerad C, 22, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
04/22/2015, $98.80, 1219 Center St, Black Earth, WI 53515
Woodbury, Judith A, 52,
FTS/Improper Stop at Stop
Sign, 04/13/2015, $98.80, 1309
N High Point Rd, Middleton,
WI 53562
Worden, Kenneth A, 70, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 03/21/2015, $124.00, 1417
N Westfield, Middleton, WI
Wrzesinski, Sara E, 36, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 04/27/2015, $98.80, 3019
Elm Ln, Middleton, WI 53562
D, 25, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 04/18/2015,
$98.80, 6323 Pheasant Ln #25,
Middleton, WI 53562
Zipsie, Kathryn A, 18, Operating
04/17/2015, $124.00, 505 Ash
St Apt 3, Baraboo, WI 53913.

Survival of the fittest




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girls rally past
Parker in O.T.

In many ways, this was the

perfect scenario and the ideal
outcome for Middletons girls
basketball team.
Getting there, though, was
anything but easy.
The Cardinals defeated visiting Janesville Parker, 84-74,
in overtime last Friday.
Just six weeks earlier, the
Cardinals routed the Vikings by
36 in Janesville, and some
Middleton players admitted
they thought the sequel might
be similar to the original.
Instead, the Cardinals
learned a valuable lesson about
overlooking teams. The good
news, though, is it didnt cost
them a game.
I think we just kind of
expected to show up and win
the game, especially with how
Middleton junior forward
Carlee Lemirande said. But
we have to come into games
acting like its the state championship.
Middleton junior guard
Alyssa Lemirande added: I
think we learned a lot tonight
about not taking anybody lightly.

The beat
goes on
See GIRLS BB, page 16

Boys basketball
team now 12-0

The I-90 trip is often littered

with road blocks and potholes.
And it almost always contains
two gifted opponents.
This year was no different.
But Middletons boys basketball team is better equipped
than any time in recent memory to handle such trouble.
Middleton traveled to Beloit
Memorial last Thursday and
Janesville Craig last Saturday
and dismantled both Big Eight
Conference foes.
The Cardinals rolled past
the Purple Knights, 81-72, then

Alyssa Lemirande and Middletons girls basketball team rallied past Janesville Parker in overtime last Friday.

Middleton improved to 12-0

overall and 9-0 in the Big Eight
Both Madison Memorial
and Sun Prairie are two games
behind Middleton at the midway point of the conference
Any time you make the
back-to-back trips to Beloit and
Craig its a difficult turn
around, Middleton coach
Kevin Bavery said. I thought
our guys learned some things
in a competitive game
Thursday and applied them on
Saturday. Craig was our best
overall effort to date.
Beloit Memorial raced to
leads of 4-0 and 9-4. But
Middleton used a 17-3 run to
grab a 21-12 lead.
See BOyS BB, page 16

Travis Raffel (right) and Middletons boys basketball team are off to a perfect 12-0 start.

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Photo courtesy of Mary Bavery

on thin ice

Hockey Cards
have dropped
three straight

Their fast start is now a distant memory.

Today, Middletons hockey
team is in survival mode.
The Cardinals raced to a 150 start this season. But the
worm turned last week and
Middleton lost three consecutive games.
The Cardinals fell to
Janesville, 1-0, last Tuesday.
Sun Prairie then defeated
Middleton, 5-3, last Thursday.
Finally, Madison Edgewood
toppled Middleton, 2-1, last
Thank goodness last week
is over, Middleton coach
Steffon Walby said. We took
our lumps and all three games.
Were still in a good spot.
We earned the right to have a
tough week, but what it really
comes right down to is weve
got to get back to being cohesive as an overall unit.
Janesville goalie Jack
Bostedt made 39 saves, while
Tyler Kulas had a power play
goal in the second period.
Tony Wuesthofen had 22
saves for Middleton.
Ive got to give our defensive corps a lot of credit,
Mauermann said. They were
really consistent. This is a big

win for our team.

Two nights later, Middleton
dug itself a 5-1 hole and lost at
Sun Prairie.
Sun Prairie built a 2-0 lead
Middletons Nolan Kouba
scored at 12:25 of the second
period on an assist by Justin
Engelkes to close within 2-1.
But Sun Prairie scored two
more goals before the second
period ended, then made it 5-1
midway through the second
Middletons Jordan Hylbert
scored on an assist from Troy
Reifsteck at 12:03. Then Zach
Heidel scored on assists from
Casey Harper and Reifsteck at
15:37 to make it 5-3.
But it was too little, too late
for Middleton.
Sun Prairie really played us
tough and they capitalized on
all of our mistakes, Walby
said. They really have a solid
goaltender that once you get
down by two or three goals its
tough to come back.
The Cardinals slide hit
three games when they lost to
host Edgewood last Saturday.
The Crusaders scored a pair
of goals in the first period to
take control early.
Middletons Hylbert scored
an even strength goal on an
assist by Harper just 32 seconds into the third period. But
Middleton couldnt score again
and lost its third straight game.
I thought the game against
Edgewood we played really
really well, Walby said. We
battled for all three periods.



Jake Livesey and Middletons hockey team look to get back on track this week.

But there again is the case that

you cant spot a team a twogoal lead when they have a
phenomenal goaltender.
Sometimes theres good
wins, sometimes theres good
losses, sometimes theres tough
losses, sometimes theres good
losses. We really deserved to
win that game.
On deck: Middleton is at

Madison Memorial Friday at 8


Jan. 12
Janesville 1, Middleton 0
Janesville ............. 0 1 0 1
Middleton ............ 0 0 0 0
Second period: J Kulas (PP),
Saves: J (Bostedt) 39; M
(Wuesthofen) 22.

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Middleton ........ 0 1 2 3
Sun Prairie ...... 2 2 1 5
First period: SPHS Uttech
(Halbleib, Weisensel), 4:57; SPHS
Hagerman (Kurtz, Behnke), 15:09.
Second period: M Kouba
(Engelkes), 13:25; SPHS Gardner
(Hagerman, McCrary) (PP), 14:29;
SPHS Weisensel (Uttech, Baker),
Third period: SPHS Uttech ,
9:11; M Hylbert (Reifsteck), 13:03;
M Heidel (Reifsteck, Harper), 15:37.
Saves: M (Wuesthofen 10,
Vodenlich 7) 17; SPHS (Dunn) 28.

Jan. 16
Madison Edgewood 2, Middleton 1
Middleton .... 0 0 1 1
Madison Edgewood .... 2 0 0 2
First period: ME Tancill
(Reichenbacher, Weis), 4:40; ME
Tancill (Reichenbacher, Weis), 6:08.
Third period: M Hylbart
(Harper), 0:37.
Saves: M (Wuesthofen) 17; ME
(Mohs) 33.

Swimmers shine at MHS Invite

Jan. 14
Sun Prairie 5, Middleton 3

third at own

Madison Memorial and

Madison West were the top
two boys swimming teams in
the state last year. And both
are elite once again.
Middleton is chasing both
the Spartans and Regents
again this winter. But the
Cardinals are closing in on
both powers, which they
showed at last Saturdays
Middleton Invite.
Madison Memorial won
the 11-team invite with 190
points, while West was second
with 170. Middleton was third
at 154, while Verona-Mount
Horeb (143) and McFarland
(137) rounded out the top five.
It was a good indication of
where we need to be to get as
close as possible to Madison
West, Middleton coach Sam
Niesen said. Thankfully
weve still got a good couple
of weeks to phase out stroke
weaknesses before conference, sectionals, and state.

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Jacob Aegerter and Middletons boys swimming team finished third at their own invite.

Middletons 300-yard butterfly relay team of junior

Isaac Hanson, junior Luke
Delaney, freshman Andrew
Lund and senior Jacob
Aegerter was second.
The Cardinals 850-yard
freestyle relay team of senior
Jack Zocher, junior Erick
Grelle, junior John Virnig and
sophomore Michael Draves
finished second.
freestyle relay team of
Aegerter, Virnig, junior Luke
Delaney and Draves finished

The Cardinals 300-yard

backstroke relay team of

freshman Archer Parkin,

freshman Blake Zillner, freshman Andrew Martin and

Grelle was third.
The Cardinals 200-yard
freestyle relay team of Lund,
senior Dean Zillner, sophomore Sam Young and junior
Max Hollfelder finished
Middletons 200-yard medley relay team of Grelle, senior Ethan Lengfeld, Hanson
and Zocher finished fourth.
The Cardinals 300-yard
breaststroke relay team of
freshman Jack Mondi, junior
Tom McGovern, Lund and
Lengfeld was fourth.
Middletons 8x50 pineapple relay team of Aegerter,
Dean Zillner, junior Gunnar
Kunsch and Delaney was
Our Cardinal Relay invite
started out a little sluggish,

Niesen said. I think our boys

were a little tired after their
last two days of meets. Once
the crowd started picking up
and everyone started having
fun, they started swimming
fast like they usually do.
This is definitely the grind
of the boys swim season as
its just far enough into it to be
getting slightly bored with
practicing hard every day, but
not quite close enough to the
end of the season to be really
excited. Thankfully, the relay
invite renewed that excitement a bit.
On deck: Middleton is at
Triangular Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Rogers, Meicher win titles


MHS wrestlers
fifth at Badger

Middleton wrestlers Kevin

Meicher and Chris Rogers are
in the midst of terrific seasons.
And both continued their
Saturdays Badger Invitational.
Meicher finished first at 126
pounds, and Rogers won a title
at 132 pounds. Those performances helped the Cardinals finish fifth at the 12-team invite.
Milton won the team title
with 361 points, while Badger
was second (339). Waterford
(285.5), Sun Prairie (277) and
Middleton (250.5) rounded out
the top five.
Meicher won his first match
by technical fall over Connor
Brickley of Oregon, then he
received a forfeit. Meicher followed with a 6-4 win over
Tyler Nelson of Sun Prairie,
then defeated Brett Kieslich of
Union Grove, 5-1.
In Meichers final match, he
pinned Stevie Kraus of Badger
in 1:06.
Rogers pinned Alexis
Bonilla of Kenosha Indian
Trail in 11 seconds in the first
round, then pinned John Sulzer
of Badger in 1:49.

In the third round, Rogers

pinned Levi Garrett of Milton
in 3:38. Then Rogers defeated
Robby Mutimer of Badger, 7-2.
Middleton also got third
place finishes from Joe
Hoffman at 106 and Matt
Davey at 220.
Hoffman won by major
decision over Sun Prairies
Wyatt Thiel, 14-5, then was
pinned by Andrew Wells of
Milton in 3:23.
Hoffman then defeated
Racine Parks Eric Rodriguez,
7-0, and pinned Beau LaDu of
Badger in 1:03. Hoffman then
lost to Steele Mellum of
Oregon, 10-3.
Davey pinned Badgers
Matt Szeszol in 3:11 in his first
match, then was pinned by Sam
Presser of Sun Prairie in 2:12.
Davey was pinned by Jacob
Simar of Kenosha Indian Trail
in 26 seconds. But Davey rallied to pin Clayton Esch of
Union Grove in 2:42.
Middleton also got fifth
place finishes from Max
Mayhew at 160 and heavyweight Irving Perez.
Mayhew opened with a pin
Homestead in 3:38, then lost to
Miltons Taylor Prochazka, 42.
Prairies Jack Haraldson in
1:07, received a forfeit, then
pinned Union Groves Aidan



Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Joseph Hoffman and Middletons wrestlers finished fifth at last Saturdays Badger Invitational.

Gutierrez in 1:27.
Perez received a first round
bye, then was pinned by
Benjamin Simar of Kenosha
Indian Trail in 4:26. Perez
Kloepping in 47 seconds, then
pinned Tom Rakestraw of

Milton in 42 seconds.
In Perezs last match of the
day, he lost to Billy Brumby of
Union Grove, 6-1.
Middleton also defeated
Madison West, 63-8, last
Friday in a Big Eight
Conference dual meet.

Middleton 63, Madison West

106, 182, 195: Middleton received
113: Hoffman, Mid, dec. Cooper, 83. 120: Carrington, Mid, dec. Yang, 116. 126: Best, Mid, dec. Dregne, 5-0.
132: Meicher, Mid, pinned Ryan, 1:43.
138: Rogers, Mid, pinned Christensen,

1:30. 145: Laska, MW, dec. Jackson, 109. 152: Johnson, MW, pinned Gonzalez,
1:34. 160: Huff, Mid, pinned Maravilla,
5:54. 170: Mayhew, Mid, pinned
Mohoney, 1:02. 220: Davey, Mid,
pinned Okelve, 1:46. 285: Perez, Mid,
pinned Bernard, 1:31.

Gymnasts roll past Parker


Middletons girls gymnastics team rolled past Janesville

Parker, 134.125-108.30 last
PflastererJennerjohn won three of four
Pflasterer-Jennerjohn was


first on the vault (9.225), the

floor (9.225), and the bars
(9.325), and was also second
on the beam (8.70).
Katherine Marshall was second on the vault (8.575), while
Dani Aranada was third (8.050)
and Ellen Cottingham was

fourth (7.950).
Aranda won the beam
(8.950), while Marshall was
third (8.150) and Jordan
Baggot was fifth (7.725).
Chloe Young was second on
the bars (8.050), Eleanor
Mackey was third (7.90) and


Cottingham was fourth (7.80).

And Marshall was second
on the floor (8.550), while
Cottingham was third (8.30)
and Aranda was fifth (7.650).
by Rob Reischel














answered back, though,

with a 10-0 burst of their own
and took a 22-21 lead. But that
was Beloit Memorials last lead
of the night.
Middleton led, 40-33, at
halftime. But the Purple
Knights opened the second half
with a 10-4 run and closed
within 44-43.
But Middleton went on a
19-4 burst to grab a 63-47 lead.
From there, Beloit Memorial
never came closer than six.
Junior forward Tyree Eady
had 14 of his game-high 26
points in the first half. Junior
point guard Storm Murphy
added 17 points and five assists
Brogan Brunker scored 17
It was our 11th game, but it
looked like our first, Bavery
said. When we trust our
actions, expend energy, and
find bodies on blockouts were
a tough out. When we dont,
we become very average
You cant ever play this
game on reputation, and if a
team is in middle of the pack in
the standings, they will always
come after that target on your
back and you better be ready.
There is a not a team in the Big
Eight this season who isnt
capable of beating anyone on a
given night. We still have a
long ways to go but our ball
handling and free throw ability
was clutch down the stretch
when we needed it to finally
put the game away.
Middleton followed that
with an impressive win over
Janesville Craig.
Murphy had a game-high 23


Middleton improved to 10-0

in the Big Eight Conference,
12-2 overall and remained in
first place in the league. Parker
fell to 9-5, 5-5.
Middleton trailed by 10
points midway through the second half, but rallied to force
overtime. The Cardinals then
scored the first nine points of
overtime and pulled away.
Theyre such competitors,
Middleton coach Jeff Kind said
of his team. There were a lot
of times we could have cashed
it in. But thats not something
theyd do.
Cardinals junior guard
Alexis Thomas finished with a
team-high 18 points, while junior guard Bria Lemirande
added 17. Carlee Lemirande
knocked down five second half
three-pointers on her way to 15
points, while freshman forward
Hannah Flottmeyer had 14
points and Alyssa Lemirande
added 11.
Parker standout freshman
Julia Hartwig had a game-high
22 points and 14 rebounds.
Every one in the league is
Lemirande said. And the
teams that have already lost to
you are more fired up to play
That was evident throughout, as Parker overcame an
early 10-point deficit and led
the entire second half.
The Vikings held a 66-62
lead, when Flottmeyer and
Alyssa Lemirande notched
consecutive steals in a 7-second span. Both led to layups by
Bria Lemirande, the second
one tying the game at 66 with
1:18 left.



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Wissports Boys
Basketball Top-10
1. Stevens Point
2. Middleton
3. Sheb. North
4. Racine Park
5. Milw. Riverside
6. Marquette
7. Oshkosh North
8. Muskego
9. Sun Prairie
10. Superior


points, four rebounds and three

assists. Murphy also hit six of
Middletons 12 three-pointers.
Eady added 17 points, six
rebounds and four assists,
while junior point guard C.J.
Fermanich had 16 points and
three assists.
Theres a good reason
theyre undefeated, Craig
coach Mike Miller said of
Middleton. All their guys play
extremely hard. I thought we
played OK. We just ran into a
real good team that shot the
Craig scored the first five
points of the game. But
Middleton answered with a 177 run and never trailed again.
Murphy had 12 of his points
in the first half as Middleton
built a 36-23 halftime lead. The
Cardinals extended their lead
to 73-56 before coasting home.
The Cougars have one of the
states biggest frontlines, with a
6-foot-11 center and a 6-foot-9
forward. But the Cardinals handled that size and actually outrebounded Craig, 27-18.
There are a lot of ways to
win as well as a lot of ways you

Photo courtesy of Mary Bavery

Storm Murphy (left) and Middletons boys basketball team defeated Beloit Memorial and Janesville Craig last week.

have to be able to win, Bavery

said. Weve shown an ability
at the halfway point in conference play to be able to play
smaller, quicker teams, teams
with a special scorer or two,
teams with size, as well as
teams with balance.

Comparative scores mean

very little, so to be able to go in
with your basic rotations game
in and game out, and be able to
adapt says a lot about the ability and depth of our team at this

Wissports Girls
Basketball Top-10
1. Bay Port
2. Middleton
3. Marshfield
4. Verona
5. Oak Creek
6. Mukwonago
7. Germantown
9. Sussex Hamilton
10. Appleton North

Photo courtesy of Mary Bavery

Abbey Webber and Middletons girls basketball team are

ranked No. 2 in the state.

Parker immediately countered with a basket from Bree

Porter (14 points) with 1:01
remaining. But Thomas had a
rebound basket that forced
overtime, deadlocked at 68.
I think that comeback
shows how passionate we all
are, Alyssa Lemirande said.
We all really wanted to win.
That was evident in the
Middleton had a pair of
offensive rebounds on its first
possession. Flottmeyer con-

verted the second one to give

the Cardinals a 70-68 they
wouldnt relinquish.
Alyssa Lemirande followed
with a steal and a lay-up, then
Carlee Lemirande drained her
fifth three-pointer of the night.
Alyssa Lemirande added two
free throws with 1:28 remaining to give Middleton a 77-68
From there, the Vikings
never came closer than seven.
I was so proud. We played
a great game, Parker coach


Jennah Hartwig said. We had

them, and we probably should
have won in regulation.
Hartwig may have a point.
Middleton shot just 1-of-15
from three-point land in the
first half (6.7%) and led just
26-25 at the break. The
Cardinals made 10-of-23
(43.5%) from inside the arc in
the first half, but settled for far
too many three-pointers.
We cant live and die with
the three so much, Middleton
Especially because we were
doing a nice job getting to the
basket and finishing in there.
Parker used a 9-2 run early
in the second half to take a 3831 lead. And the Vikings eventually extended their lead to
We just didnt have great
energy, Kind said.
But Carlee Lemirande
helped change all of that.
First, she drilled a threepointer with 8:43 left to trim
the Vikings lead to 51-44.
Claire Staples added a threepointer just 27 seconds later to
pull Middleton within 51-47.
After a Parker basket,

Middleton 73, Janesville Craig 63

Middleton ........ 36 37 73
Janesville Craig ...... 23 40 63
Middleton Murphy 8-1-23; Eady
7-2-17; Markel 1-0-2; Fermanich 6-316; Brunker 2-0-5; Thomas 1-0-3;
Spears 1-0-3; Raffel 1-0-3; Ashford Jr.
0-1-1. Totals: 27-7-73.
Janesville Craig Payton 5-7-18;
Lynch 0-3-3; Negus 6-4-18; Anhold 2-2-

Carlee Lemirande knocked

down another three-pointer,
then Thomas and Bria
Lemirande scored in the lane.
When Middletons 13-2 run
had ended, it held a 54-53 lead.
Carlee really got us going,
Kind said. She got really hot
there for us. Shes a streaky
shooter, but also probably our
best shooter.
Parker answered with a 9-0
run of its own to take a 62-54
lead with 4 minutes left. That
forced the Cardinals to play
uphill the rest of the way,
which it did with aplomb.
Carlee Lemirande and
Thomas knocked down threepointers, and Bria Lemirande
drove the baseline for a basket
that pulled Middleton within
64-62 with 2:45 left. That
helped the Cardinals force
overtime, where they played
their best basketball of the
night and stayed atop the Big
Eight Conference.

6; Jensen 2-1-5; Cramer 1-0-2; Gestrich

1-2-4; Brault 2-0-6; Badertscher 0-1-1.
Totals: 19-20-63.
Three-point goals Middleton 12
(Murphy 6, Brunker, Spears, Raffel,
Fermanich, Eady), Craig 5 (Negus 2,
Brault 2, Payton). Total fouls
Middleton 21, Craig 16.

continued from page 11

All the teams in the league

keep getting better, and we
need to do the same thing,
Carlee Lemirande said. This
was a big win for us.
On deck: Middleton hosts
Madison East Saturday at 7:30
Jan. 15
Middleton 84, Janesville Parker 74
Janesville Parker .. 25 43 6 74
Middleton .... 26 42 16 84
Janesville Parker Blaser 1-1-3,
Porter 7-0-14, Richards 1-0-2, Foster 42-13, Brewster 2-1-5, Graesslin 4-0-11,
Nabor 2-0-4, Hartwig 11-0-22. Totals:
Middleton A. Lemirande 3-5-11,
Hibner 1-0-3, Thomas 7-3-18,
McDonald 1-0-2, Anderson 0-1-1,
Staples 1-0-3, Flottmeyer 6-2-14, B.
Lemirande 7-3-17, C. Lemirande 5-015. Totals: 31-14-84.
Three-point goals Parker 6
(Foster 3, Graesslin 3), Middleton 8
(Hibner, Thomas, Staples 1, C.
Lemirande 5). Total fouls Parker 23,
Middleton 17. Fouled outPorter.