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Thursday, March 3, 2016 Vol. 134, No. 32 Stoughton, WI

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Tradition
Continues

Stoughton Area School District

New classroom,
technology add
to student options
Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

From working with the


latest mini-computers to
getting back to nature,
the 2015-16 Stoughton
Area School District
Innovation Grants are
providing students with
new ways to learn, both
now and in the future.
And while the three
grants given to educators at River Bluff Middle School and Stoughton High School only
account for a small percentage ($4,000) out of
the $31,700 awarded
to 13 educators in five
buildings, the teachers
expect that the educational return for their
students will be significant.
At the middle school,
during lunch periods on
Mondays and Tuesdays,
the library is turned into
a Makerspace area for
kids to explore and create, while other students
are able to use Raspberry Pi mini-computers
to work on everything
from computer coding
to creating web cams. At
the high school, students
are teaming up with
community members to
help create an outdoor
classroom that can be
enjoyed by students for
many years to come.
The next round of
Innovation Grants for
the 2016-17 school year
are due to be announced

Monday. Last week,


the Hub looked at this
years grants given to
the districts elementary
schools, and this weeks
stories focus on three
grants given to River
Bluff Middle School and
Stoughton High School.

Hub wins four WNA awards


Page 2

Senior Collin Kraus, below, celebrates his second state title Saturday at the Kohl
Center in Madison. At left, junior Garrett Model, right, joined Kraus as a state
champion, winning the 138-pound title, while sophomore Tyler Dow (152), far left,
and junior Kaleb Louis (120), not pictured, finished second and third, respectively.
Photos by Anthony Iozzo

Vikings crown 45th and 46th state champions


Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Photo by Derek Spellman

River Bluff sixth-grader


David Stracener pilots
a drone in the LMC
Makerspace.

Innovation
grants
Page 16: Middle and
high school
Last week:
Elementary schools

The Stoughton High School wrestling


team added to its state champion total this
past weekend with two individual state
titles and two medalists.
Three other wrestlers competed at the
state wrestling championships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Fieldhouse.
Senior Collin Kraus (51-2) and junior
Garrett Model (48-6) both came away with
titles. Kraus won his second state title and
fourth medal overall with a 13-4 major
decision over Wilmot Union senior Jake
Morgan in the 145-pound finals, his schoolrecord 204th career win. Model won his
title at 138 with a 6-2 decision over Oak
Creek senior Andrew McIntosh.
Sophomore Tyler Dow (49-6) lost 12-8
in the 152-pound final to Sparta sophomore
Hayden Krein, and junior Kaleb Louis also
made the podium with a third-place finish.
Junior Brandon Klein who won a title
at 106 pounds last season had his tournament end with 1-0 losses in the 113-pound
quarterfinals and consolation semifinals,
while junior Tristan Jenny and freshman
Hunter Lewis both lost in the preliminaries
at 126 and 106 pounds, respectively.
The Vikings now aim for their first team
state title since 1988 in the WIAA Division
1 team state meet Friday and Saturday at
the UW-Madison Fieldhouse.
The quarterfinals are at 5:30 p.m. Friday
against Kenosha Bradford/Reuther.

Read more on Page 7

City of Stoughton

Council sends TIF policy back for more work


Alders cant agree on
proposed changes

Kettle Park West approval process


the past couple of years.
And despite the Finance Committees recent revision, the ComBill Livick
mon Council still has not been able
Unified Newspaper Group
to agree on it.
City officials set out to draft a
The citys tax-increment financ- new policy that would avoid future
ing policy has led to some ran- disagreements almost two years
corous disagreements during the ago, and the committee sent a draft

to the council for review last week.


But alders referred it back to the
committee because of questions
and disagreements over its language.
Most notably, there remains
a disagreement over whether a
supermajority vote should be
required to alter the process.
Ald. Tim Swadley (D-1) had

requested the new policy require


a two-thirds majority vote of the
council to deviate from the policy.
He is a Finance Committee member but has been absent from the
last couple of council and committee meetings.
The committee did not include

Inside
Council approves
funding to extend trail
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Courier Hub wins four WNA awards


Jim Ferolie

Stoughton Courier Hub editor

The Stoughton Courier


Hub won four awards at
the Wisconsin Newspaper
Associations convention
last week.
Those awards comprised
of two for photography,
one for feature story and
one for environmental

reporting. All nine members of the Unified Newspaper Group editorial staff
which collaborates on its
four weekly and monthly
newspapers won at least
one WNA award this year.
UNGs staff swept the
all-around photography
category, with the Hub finishing second, behind the
Verona Press and ahead

of the Oregon Observer.


The Hub also took third
place for photo essay with
a spread on the Stoughton
Junior Fair. In both cases, 2014 Stoughton High
School graduate Kimberly
Wethal, a former intern,
figured prominently with
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essay. Way to capture the
young children and their
animals!
Scott Girards story on
a family who spent five
years planning a 10-week
vacation around the United
States earned second place
in the highly competitive
feature category.
Such a cool story,
the judge wrote. Writing
really captured the joy and
happiness the family felt
about their trip.
Bill Livicks examination of a pilot program to
use a four-diamond baseball complex to try different methods of weed
control took third place in
environmental reporting.
UNGs Your Family
magazine, which is delivered quarterly in the Hub,
also won an honorable
mention for a feature story

by Jacob Bielanski about a


transgender teen.
The WNA recognizes
winners in six categories
daily and weekly newspapers of three sizes each.
UNGs three weekly newspapers competed in the
middle category of weeklies with circulations of
2,000-3,500.
Another UNG publication, the monthly Fitchburg
Star, is not eligible because
it has free circulation.
UNGs three weekly
news publications earned
a total of 16 awards this
year, including three for
first place, after earning 17
total last year, with eight
first-place wins. They also
combined for 10 advertising awards, including Stoughtons Locally
Owned ad and two others
in the Hub.

At a glance
Second Place

All-around photography: Staff


Feature: Big trip around the states,
Scott Girard

Third Place

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Feature: About a Boy, Jacob Bielanski (Your Family)

Girard named
WNA Future
Headliner
Stoughton Courier Hub
reporter and photographer Scott Girard was
named one of five 2016
Future Headliners by
the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
The award recognizes
rising stars around
Wisconsin under the age
of 30 for their emerging
leadership in the journalism industry. Editor Jim
Ferolie nominated Girard
for the
award.
Girard,
24, joined
Unified
Newspaper Group
in Sept e m b e r Girard
2013 after
graduating from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison
that spring. Since then,
he has covered the Verona Area School District,
while also writing features and covering business in each of UNGs
communities.
The award-winners
will participate in networking and educational
opportunities with WNA
over the next two years.
Girard also won a second-place award in feature writing for his story,
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Dozens turn out to save historic school building


Unified Newspaper Group

A public forum last


Wednesday on the 1892
school building drew a
crowd of 45 area residents
and kicked off a grassroots
effort to preserve the historic building.
The event took place at
the Stoughton Opera House
and was organized by the
1892 High School Coalition, which intends to help
the community develop a
reuse vision for the building
and then take initial steps to

TIF: Two-thirds vote disputed


Continued from page 1
the requirement in the
draft it presented at the
Feb. 23 council meeting.
Committee chair Ron
Christianson (D-2) called
the policy a compromise
and said the committee felt
a simple majority vote to
sidestep a rule in the policy would be sufficient,
and that the two-thirds
requirement could be a
detriment.
Ald. Greg Jenson (D-3)
added that the new policy
gives the council a lot of
latitude and that the policy left it open so that we
(alders) have more input
and control than before.
But Ald. Tom Majewski (D-3) disagreed. He
said he supported the twothirds requirement because
it would eliminate Mayor
Donna Olson from having to cast a vote to break
a council deadlock, which
she did repeatedly during
the KPW approval process.
I dont think she
enjoyed that, Majewski
said.
He then made a motion
to insert the two-thirds
vote of the council requirement into the policy.
Council president Paul
Lawrence felt that would
make the policy too
restrictive, but others
supported the idea, including Ald. Tom Selsor (D-4).
Selsor said requiring
two-thirds of the council
to vote to allow the city
to deviate from the policy
would create less tension
because it would require a
substantial majority.
Ald. Mike Engelberger
(D-2) pointed out that during the KPW TIF debates,
the city didnt always follow the existing policy,
arguing it was only a
guideline.
In the past, weve deviated from the policy and
not followed it, Engelberger said. So is this a
firm policy or just a guideline? We have to deal with
this.
Selsor suggested using
language that would allow
the council to modify the
policy for a given project with a two-thirds vote
of the council, but such a
vote would not amend the
entire policy permanently.

I dont think thats


what the intent of this language is meant to do, he
said.
Given the confusion
around the wording of the
draft policy, Lawrence
reluctantly moved to
send it back to the Finance
Committee.
His motion passed on
an 8-3 vote, with Jenson,
Christianson and Regina
Hirsch voting against the
idea and everyone else
supporting it.
Lawrences motion
included a date the policy
must come back to the
council no later than its
second meeting in April.
The proposed changes to
the TIF policy could still
affect the KPW development, as the developer
plans to request more TIF
assistance for further public improvements to roads
leading to the site at the
corner of State Hwy. 138
and U.S. Hwy. 51, on the
citys west side.
TIF is a public financing method that is used
as a subsidy for redevelopment, infrastructure,
and other communityimprovement projects by
capturing property tax revenue from all underlying
taxing jurisdictions (the
city, county, state, technical college and the school
district) of the newly
developed property.

1892 High School Coalition


Organizer: Roger Springman
Facebook: facebook.com/1892HighSchoolCoalition
E-mail: 1892hscoalition@gmail.com
Phone: 205-2645

director of the Lussier Community Learning Center,


providing an overview of
how his center on the campus of Madison Memorial High School serves
children, young adults and
families with educational,
food, recreational and job
assistance.
We were incredibly
pleased with the both the
turnout and reaction to

the program, said Roger


Springman, 1892 Coalition
facilitator and a member
of Sustainable Stoughton.
At the end of the program,
over one dozen completed
a survey and told us they
wanted to get involved in
the project.
Springman said participants suggested several potential uses for the
building, which the school

district has used as a storage facility for the past 18


years.
We had suggestions for
building reuse, such as an
educational museum, an
adult learning facility and a
community center, Springman said. Then we had
people volunteer for writing
grants, helping with technical work and even doing
research.
Springman said the
effort to save the building
doesnt start much better
than this.
Peggy Veregin, chair of
the Stoughton Landmarks
Commission, is also the
State of Wisconsin coordinator for the National
Register of Historic Places program and holds a

masters degree in historic


preservation planning. She
called the 1892 high school
a unique cultural resource
that deserves to come back
to life for this community.
There are only a small
number of such high
schools left in the state,
and each one not only has
meaning to the community,
but has potential to serve
the community for another
150 years, she said. We
are excited to be part of this
project and look forward to
more positive community
meetings like this one.
The 1892 Coalition will
start to create subcommittees as needs are defined
over the coming months,
Springman said.

City of Stoughton

Council approves funding to extend trail


Amundson Park to
Stoughton Hospital
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

The Common Council last week


unanimously approved using $40,000
designated for community projects to
build a paved trail from Amundson
Park on the citys east side to property
owned by Stoughton Hospital.
Parks and recreation director Tom
Lynch told the council he wants to
use impact fees in this case, money
gathered by charging developers during the subdivision process for park
development to build an asphalt
trail that is 1,440 feet long and 12 feet
wide.
It would connect Amundson Park
to property west of the park owned by
Stoughton Hospital along the Yahara
River. It would also cross property
owned by Skaalen House.
Lynch hopes to build the trail
this summer. Representatives from
Skaalen and the hospital have already
approved Lynchs request to put the
trail on their properties, although
legal documents still need to be drafted, Lynch said.
He secured a grant from the Bryant Foundation to fund the rest of
the $67,000 construction cost for the
project.
Lynch hopes ultimately to make a
river trail loop that begins and ends at
Amundson Park. The river trail presently runs from Amundson Park north
to Dane Countys Viking Park, where

Map courtesy Stoughton Parks and Recreation

This map shows the Yahara River Trail


forming a loop that would begin and end
at Amundson Park, on the citys east side.
Segments of the loop have been constructed, but there are no plans to complete the
trail loop in the foreseeable future.

it ends, and soon will extend west to


the hospital property.
During the Feb. 23 meeting, a concerned citizen asked Lynch what the
purpose is for the trail.
He responded that the project would
take 11 blocks of trail thats on city
streets and move it next to the river.
Ald. Mike Engelberger (D-2) then

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expanded on Lynchs answer, saying


recreational trails make the city a
place where people want to be.
He noted that Dane County is planning to extend the Yahara River Trail
from Madison to McFarland in the
near future, and the citys trail could
eventually connect to the countys
trail, providing an off-road route to
Madison.
Any time we can do trails like this
and enhance our situation where people want to move to our city, thats a
great thing, Engelberger said.
Ald. Tom Majewski (D-3) pointed
out that the trail approved for construction is a small portion of a
master plan for recreational trails
throughout the city.
Its fantastic that were able to get
this portion pushed through, he said.
He noted that most of the citys trail
has a crushed limestone surface and
asked Lynch what the River Trails
Task Forces policy is for trail surfacing.
Lynch said there is no hard policy, adding that the River Trails Task
Force talked about having trails on
one side of the river be blacktopped
and the other side be soft, because
there was a group of people who liked
either way.
Lynch said paved surfaces allow
more flexibility for use and are easier
to maintain, especially in the winter.
So I would think wed want to
go in the direction of paving all our
trails, he said.
Majewski and Engelberger encouraged Lynch to try to include funding
to pave other trails in his annual budget request.

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restore it. Organizers were


happy with the turnout and
are planning a second event
in late April.
The 1892 High School
Coalition consists of four
organizations: Stoughton
Landmarks Commission,
Stoughton Historical Society, R Olde House Society
and Sustainable Stoughton.
The group works in coordination with the Stoughton
Area School District, which
owns the building.
After an introduction, an
architect with Insite Consulting Architects, Chris
Oddo, summarized how an
1892 high school in Madison was restored in 2014
into an apartment complex.
The program ended with
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Opinion

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Letter to the editor

Vote Christianson for council


I am writing today to urge voters in Stoughtons Second Aldermanic District to vote for Ron
Christianson in the April election. Ron has been an important
voice on the Stoughton Council
for many years, and we need his
vision to ensure Stoughton continues to move forward.
Its vital that we continue
responsible development in
Stoughton, and Ron has been in
the lead on riverfront redevelopment, business park north, Kettle
Park West, and many other projects. If you agree with me that

the responsible growth of this


city and redeveloping dilapidated
neighborhoods is important for
all our futures, vote for Ron.
If you agree with me that
responsible growth is essentially
the only tool our community has
to maintain and expand services
in our city, vote for Ron.
If you agree with me that looking at the whole picture is better
than focusing on any one issue,
vote for Ron Christianson on
April 5.
Helen Johnson,
Former Mayor of Stoughton

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Personal freedom at
odds with public safety
M

any of the problems


criminal courts deal with
child abuse and neglect,
domestic violence, substance abusemotivated crimes do not have
easy or even
clear solutions.
Thats why
they end up in
court. People
with mental
health problems
often find their
way into the
criminal justice
Dirks
system, as well.
A recent
example is a case I worked on in
my job with the Rock County District Attorneys office. It involved a
man named Peter (whose last name
Im withholding to save his family
more trauma). He was 30 years old
when he killed his father.
Peter had lived with his parents
his whole life. He never finished
high school, though everyone in his
family said he was very bright. The
only job he ever held was when he
worked in his parents pet store.
Peters parents had been telling
him for a while that he could not
live with them forever. They had
offered to help him finish school,
learn a trade and find his own place
to live.
Peter did not like the idea at all.
One day, Peter and his father had
the, You need to find your own
place conversation again.
That night, as soon as his parents
and his visiting brother were all
asleep, Peter took a hammer and
killed his father as he lay sleeping.
He then walked three miles to the
police station and turned himself in.
I had nowhere else to go, he
said.
Though this case clearly had
markings of mental illness, we prosecuted as first-degree intentional
homicide. And very much against
his lawyers advice, Peter pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to life in
prison, where hell be eligible for
parole in 40 years.
One of the frustrating parts of

seeing cases like this come through


our system is when there were signs
pointing to unusual behaviors for
years that were left untreated.
This was the case with Peter, who
began behaving oddly when he was
in high school.
Peters mother told me she had
had him evaluated back then for
possible mental health problems,
but was told that his behavior
wasnt all that far from ordinary.
Then things got worse. A neighbor saw him in the back yard having a shouting argument with the
lawn mower.
Peters family all told me that
they knew he had mental health
problems. If he thought he was
alone in the house, he would have
heated arguments with people who
were not there. But as soon as he
discovered someone else was home,
he would suddenly become normal.
When the family pet store went
out of business, he spent the next
two years in the basement, only
coming up for the occasional meal
or a shower. He once sent a letter
to Sen. Kohl telling him that an
implant had been put in his head to
control his thoughts.
You may be wondering how
things got to this point, how someone with such obvious mental
problems could be allowed to run
loose.
The answer is complicated, but
the short version is this: By the
time things got truly bad, Peter was
an adult and nothing he had done
before killing his father demonstrated that there was likely to physically harm himself or others.
Peters family could urge him to
seek treatment, but because he had
never tried to hurt himself or anyone else, or even talked about it, he
could not be forced into treatment
against his will.
Once, it was relatively easy to
commit an adult to a mental health
facility against their will too easy,
really. Changes in the law over time
have placed greater emphasis on
individual liberty and privacy. This,

along with the development of better medical therapies means people


who once would have been institutionalized now live among us.
But there have been unintended
consequences. Not everyone who
needs and wants mental health care
has access to it because of financial
or other barriers.
Medications can often do a good
job of controlling mental illnesses,
but not everyone can afford the
medications they need. Medications can also cause unpleasant side
effects in some people, causing
them to stop taking them altogether.
And because a court order is
needed to force an adult into treatment against their will, there are
people who have access to treatment, but refuse it.
It should therefore come as no
surprise that the criminal courts
deal with many people with varying degrees of mental illness. If
you suffer from, say, post-traumatic stress disorder, but dont have
access to or refuse therapy, you
might instead drink or do drugs to
cope with life.
Such self-medication often
leads to the sorts of things that
will get you locked up: drunken
driving, bar fights or domestic
violence.
There is no easy solution.
Increasing access to mental health
care is a reasonable step that would
certainly help keep many people
out of the criminal justice system,
but what about the guy like Peter
who needs help but refuses it?
Where do we find the balance
between community safety and
personal liberty?
Unless we as a society want to
make it a lot easier to lock up nonviolent people with mental health
issues, we have to accept the possibility that someone like Peter may
commit a serious crime someday.
Scott Dirks is a prosecutor for
the Rock County District Attorneys
office and a member of the
Stoughton Area School Districts
board of education.

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Few American pastimes hold


more comedic potential than the
family road trip: the more dysfunctional the passengers, the
better, especially when the story
is unfolding onstage.
In the Stoughton Village Players upcoming production of
Leaving Iowa, equal parts
nostalgia, Americana and existentialism are at play as audiences watch the story of a man
at a crossroads, both literally
and figuratively. The show will
run for two weekends, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12, and at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19 at the Stoughton
Village Players Theater, 255 E.
Main St.
The family-friendly Leaving
Iowa is the tale of two stories,
according to a press release for
the show: we see Don Browning
(Mark Wegner) both in the past
and present, as he takes a road
trip with Sis (Marisa Kahler), his
father (Bryan Wenc) and mother
(Jean Gohlke), and years later
as he embarks on a solo mission

What: Stoughton Village


Players present Leaving
Iowa
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
March 10 through Saturday,
March 12; 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 through
Saturday, March 19
Where: Stoughton Village
Players Theater, 255 E. Main
St.
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to find a resting place for his
fathers ashes.
The two journeys intertwine,
leading Don through the unpredictable backroads of the Midwest
and of life and discovering truths
about family relationships, guilt,
memories, regret and love along
the way.
The production is directed by
Sandy Kintner and features various supporting roles played by
ensemble cast members Bob
Breen, Tryg Haglund, Nicole
Hale, Lindsay Hudson, Beau Meyer and Stephanie Robey.
They might be an Amish couple in one scene and then reappear
as a waitress, mechanic, farmer
or grandparents in the next, the
release says. The set design is

St. Anns collecting


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The Browning family happy parents and two miserable kids embarking on a road trip are at the center of the Stoughton
Village Players production of Leaving Iowa. Pictured from left to right are Marisa Kahler as Sis, Bryan Wenc as Dad, Mark
Wegner as Don and Jean Gohlke as Mom.

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Tickets are $10 for Thursday
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Stoughton residents can donate items for the areas


homeless this month. Inspired by Pope Francis declaration of an Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, St.
Ann Parish plans to organize several opportunities
for people to reach out and help those in need throughout the year, according to a press release from the
church.
Hosting a donation drive for the homeless is the
first of those opportunities. St. Anns will be accepting blessing bags through Sunday, March 13 in a bin
inside the parish gathering space, 323 N. Van Buren
St.
Those interested in donating are asked to fill a
gallon-size plastic bag with hygienic items and other
essentials, including adult athletic socks, toothbrushes
and toothpaste, deodorant, razors, shaving cream
and travel-sized shampoo, body wash and lotion. A
complete list of possible items can be found online at
stannparish.weconnect.com.
Once they fill a bag, participants are asked to write
a personal note to its recipient, let(ting) the person
know they care and are praying for them or thinking of
them, the release says.
The parish has set a goal to collect 500 bags, which
will be distributed throughout Stoughton and surrounding communities.
For information, contact Rachel Langenohl or Cathie Truehl at 873-7633.

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Vintage shopping
Stoughton residents can participate in
the Third Annual Vintage Shop Hop on
Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5
by shopping at the Stoughton Antique
Mall, 524 E. Main St.; the Stoughton
Buy and Sell shop, 1060 W. Main St.;
and Studio 184, 184 W. Main St.
More than 250 businesses throughout
Wisconsin and Illinois will be offering special promotions and encouraging groups to plan self-guided road
trips along various routes to shop for
antiques and repurposed and vintage
items. The Stoughton Antique Mall will
have drawings for gift certificates and
refreshments in the tea room, and many
dealers will be offering sales.
For information and a full list of participating businesses, as well as a link
to an interactive Google Map, visit vintageshophop.blogspot.com.

Vikings lecture
The Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge,
317 S. Page St., continues its series
of lectures on The Vikings at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25.
Last weeks lecture, The Settlement
of Iceland, will be shown at 6 p.m.,
with part 20 of the series, Iceland: A
Frontier Republic following at 6:30
p.m. For information, call 873-7209.

Pride and Prejudice


Stoughton High School Performing Arts will present its production of
Pride and Prejudice at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, Friday, March 4, and
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Saturday, March 5, with a 2 p.m. matinee show on Sunday, March 6 at the


Stoughton High School auditorium, 600
Lincoln Ave.
The quick-moving adaptation of Jane
Austens classic novel stars SHS seniors
Thu McKenzie as Elizabeth Bennet and
Gabe Ross as Mr. Darcy. The cast of
more than 60 students also performs
several dance numbers during the show.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for
students and seniors, and are available
at the door or online at showtix4u.com.
For information, call 877-5600.

Bible Baptist Church

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


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Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church

515 E. Main St., Stoughton 834-9050


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Sunday: 10 a.m.

2095 Hwy. W, Utica


873-7077 423-3033
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship

Ezra Church

700 Hwy. B, Stoughton


873-9353 e-mail: office@clcstoughton.org
Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship,
9:10 a.m. Family Express followed
by Sunday School

First Lutheran Church

Christ the King Community Church


401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303
christthekingcc.org Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton 873-9106


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

The Church of Jesus Christ


of Latter-day Saints

11927 W. Church St., Evansville


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

LakeView Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton


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

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(608) 873-8888

Seventh Day Baptist


Church of Albion

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton


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Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10
Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath

Stoughton Baptist Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton


873-6517
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship;
6 p.m. - Evening Service

St. Ann Catholic Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton


873-6448 873-7633
Weekday Mass: Nazareth House
and St. Anns Church
Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.;
Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist of Stoughton


525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton
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Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service;
10 a.m. - Full Worship

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church


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

Western Koshkonong
Lutheran Church

2633 Church St., Cottage Grove


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

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Fulton Church

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton


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

1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton


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

Cooksville Lutheran Church

1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton

310 E. Washington, Stoughton


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

Good Shepherd By The Lake


Lutheran Church

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton


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

Oral health discussion

Visit the senior center for a discussion about oral health and bone disease
at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10.
Registered nurse Sue Richards will
explore osteoporosis and tooth loss as
health concerns that affect many older
men and women. Osteoporosis, or a
Origami folding workshop
decrease in bone density, can also cause
Learn how to fold origami during a tooth loss as the jawbone deteriorates
workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March and affects approximately one-third of
8 at the library.
adults age 65 and older.
Ruthanne Bessman will give a brief
For information, call 873-8585.
introduction to origami and its history.
Attendees will learn to fold several dif- Pancake breakfast
ferent models, including animals and
The Stoughton Kiwanis Club will
designs that can be used as stationery, host their 16th annual pancake breakfast
gifts and decorations. A variety of from 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 12
papers will be used with an emphasis on in the Stoughton High School cafetoreusing everyday materials. For infor- rium, 600 Lincoln Ave.
mation, call 873-6281.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for kids
6-12 years old, free for kids 5 and under
Understanding Alzheimers
or $20 for entire family. The menu
Dane County dementia care specialist includes all-you-can-eat pancakes,
Joy Schmidt will address questions dur- eggs, sausage, applesauce and bevering Understanding Alzheimers and ages. Tickets can be purchased from
Dementia at 10 a.m. Thursday, March Stoughton Kiwanis members or at the
10 in the Stoughton Hospital Bryant door the morning of the breakfast.
Health Eduction Center, 900 Ridge St.
The Trinity Irish Dancers will be perSchmidt will give practical guidance forming at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., and
about how to support those in your life Wheels the Clown will also entertain
who are living with cognitive chal- from 9-11 a.m. For information, visit
lenges. To register for this free program, stoughtonkiwanis.org.
Covenant Lutheran Church

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911


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The story of Abraham is often told as an example of the radical nature


of faith. Abraham accepted on faith that his wife Sarah would give
birth to a child in her nineties, and then after this actually happened, he
accepted on faith that God required him to sacrifice this very son, Isaac.
God relented of this demand after seeing Abrahams willingness to do
so, but the philosopher Kierkegaard wondered what effect this whole
experience must have had on Abraham. Can we go through such experiences and not be radically altered? Look at any of the Old Testament
prophets and you see how radical faith can be. Isaiah went barefoot and
naked for three years as a prophetic gesture. Hosea married a harlot in
order to show how God was similarly yoked to the unfaithful people of
Israel. Jesuss message must have been extremely radical in his day,
enough for it to get him executed. The early Christians practiced their
faith in secret because they too were in danger of being executed for it.
Faith can be comforting, but if all it does is let you sleep well at night,
then perhaps you arent taking it far enough. As David Platt says in the
book Radical, I could not help but think that somewhere along the way
we had missed what was radical about our faith and replaced it with
what is comfortable. Consider whether you have made an idol of comfort and have in the process watered down your faith.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up
their cross daily and follow me.
Luke 9:23 NIV

Thursday, March 3

6 p.m., The Vikings series, Sons of Norway Mandt


Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 873-7209
6:30 p.m., Adult Craft Club, library, 873-6281
7 p.m., Stoughton High School Performing Arts presents Pride and Prejudice, SHS auditorium ($8 adults,
$5 students/seniors; at the door or at showtix4u.com),
600 Lincoln Ave., 877-5600

Friday, March 4

9:30 a.m., Winter/Spring Storytime (ages 0-5; no registration required), library, 873-6281
7 p.m., Stoughton High School Performing Arts presents Pride and Prejudice, SHS auditorium ($8 adults,
$5 students/seniors; at the door or at showtix4u.com),
600 Lincoln Ave., 877-5600
7:30 p.m., BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet ($30),
Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St., 877-4400

Saturday, March 5

10 a.m., Lego Club, library, 873-6281


10 a.m. to noon, Yahara River Grocery Co-op
Hootenanny, 229 Main St., 877-0947
3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Marty Stuart ($40), Stoughton
Opera House, 381 E. Main St., 877-4400
7 p.m., Stoughton High School Performing Arts presents Pride and Prejudice, SHS auditorium ($8 adults,
$5 students/seniors; at the door or at showtix4u.com),
600 Lincoln Ave., 877-5600

Sunday, March 6

2 p.m., Stoughton High School Performing Arts presents Pride and Prejudice, SHS auditorium ($8 adults,
$5 students/seniors; at the door or at showtix4u.com),
600 Lincoln Ave., 877-5600
7 p.m., Downton Abbey Finale Screening, Stoughton
Opera House, 381 E. Main St., 877-4400

Monday, March 7

3:30 p.m., Library Science Club (ages 9-14, ages 7-8


welcome with adult assistance), 873-6281
5-6:30 p.m., Gathering Table free community meal,
senior center, 206-1178
7 p.m., Town of Dunkirk Board meeting, Town Hall,
654 Cty. Road N

Tuesday, March 8

10 a.m., K9 presentation, senior center, 873-8585


6:30 p.m., Origami folding workshop, library, 873-6281

Wednesday, March 9

10 a.m., Winter/Spring Storytime, library, 873-6281


7 p.m., Town of Dunkirk Plan Commission meeting,
Town Hall, 654 Cty. Road N

Thursday, March 10

10 a.m., Understanding Alzheimers and Dementia,


Stoughton Hospitals Bryant Health Eduction Center,
900 Ridge St., register at stoughtonhospital.com
12:15-2:15 p.m., 4-C Play and Learn group (newborn
to age 5), United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 525
Lincoln Ave., www.4-C.org
1 p.m., Healthy Aging: Oral Health and Bone
Disease, senior center, 873-8585
6 p.m., Shades of Ireland informational meeting,
Stoughton Fire Department training room, 873-7912
6:30 p.m., Thursdays with Murder book discussion:
Edgar Allen Poe short stories, Skaalen Home, 873-6281
7 p.m., Ukrainian Decorated Eggs presentation, Sons
of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 South Page St., 873-7209
7:30 p.m., Del McCoury and MIPSO ($40), Stoughton
Opera House, 381 E. Main St., 877-4400
7:30 p.m., Stoughton Village Players present Leaving
Iowa ($10-12; tickets at stoughtonvillageplayers.org),
Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E. Main St.

Support groups
Diabetic Support Group
Low Vision Support
6 p.m., second Monday,
1-2:30 p.m., third ThursStoughton Hospital, 628- day, senior center, 873-8585
6500
Parkinsons Group
Dementia Caregivers
1:30-2:30 p.m., fourth
Support Group
Wednesday, senior center,
2 p.m., second Thursday, 873-8585
senior center, 873-8585
Multiple Sclerosis Group
Crohns/Colitis/IBD Support
10-11:30 a.m., second
Tuesday, senior center, 873Group
5:30 p.m., third Wednes- 8585
Older Adult Alcoholics
day, Stoughton Hospital, 6286500
Anonymous
2 p.m., Tuesdays, senior
Grief Support Groups
center, 246-7606 ext. 1182
3 p.m., third Tuesday,
senior center, 873-8585

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Wrestling

Boys basketball

Vikes win
fifth straight
conference
title outright
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Junior Kaleb Louis celebrates his third-place win over Sun Prairie sophomore Drew Scharenbrock Saturday at 120 pounds in the WIAA Division 1 individual state wrestling
meet at the Kohl Center in Madison. Louis won 4-2 with a takedown in sudden victory overtime.

Doubling down

Kraus earns his second state


title, Model wins his first
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Stoughton senior Collin Kraus


and junior Garrett Model became
the 45th and 46th state individual
wrestling champions in school history Saturday.
Sophomore Tyler Dow and junior
Kaleb Louis joined them on the
podium after finishing second and

third, respectively, in the WIAA


Division 1 state meet at the Kohl
Center in Madison.
Kraus took on Wilmot Union
senior Jake Morgan for the second straight week in the 145-pound
finals, and he scored five takedowns
including four in the third period
to win a 13-4 major decision.
Model took on Oak Creek senior
Andrew McIntosh in the 138-pound
finals, and he picked up a takedown
and a two-point near fall in the third
period to pull away in a 6-2 decision.
Being here as a little kid, I

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always wondered what it was like to
be in the Grand March and what it
was like to be on the mat and winning that title. Now I know what it
feels like, and it just feels great,
Model said. It is nice to have everyone watching family, friends and
teammates just here supporting.
In addition to reaching 204 career
wins, Kraus won his second state
title to add to a resume that also

includes two third-place finishes


at state, four sectional title, four
regional titles and four conference
titles.
I was so pumped, Kraus said.
My goal was to be a four-time state
champ, and I was so close. Having to get the second one was super
big and having it be my last was just
amazing.
Junior Brandon Klein (51-5)
failed to make the podium at 113
pounds this year after winning the
state title at 106 last year, while

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The Stoughton High


School boys basketball
team won its fifth straight
Badger South Conference
title outright Thursday with
a 68-58 win over Madison
Edgewood.
The Vikings (14-8 overall, 10-2 conference)
jumped out by eight at halftime and held on in the second half.
Head coach Luke Wainwright said Stoughton is
very satisfied with how
the team adjusted to a new
coaching staff and put
another banner on the wall.
We knew coming in that
it was going to be a challenge trying to get the boys
to know the new standards
and expectations we were
going to have on a day-today basis. You never know
how long that process is
going to take, Wainwright
said. That process definitely played itself out, and
I am really happy that we
are playing our best basketball at this time of the
year.
Junior Troy Slaby and
sophomore Brady Schipper both led Stoughton

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If you go
What: WIAA Division 2
regional semifinal
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Stoughton High
School

Girls basketball

Vikings beat MG for third


time, win D2 regional title
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

It is never easy to beat a team three times


in a season, but the Stoughton High School
girls basketball team accomplished that
twice last week to win a WIAA Division 2
regional title.
The top-seeded Vikings (22-2 overall)
ran their win streak to 21 games with a
59-48 win over eighth-seeded Monroe Friday in the regional semifinal and Saturday
with a 54-43 win over fourth-seeded Monona Grove in the regional final.
It is tough to beat teams three times,
and we were fortunate enough with Monroe and MG this weekend to be able to do
that, head coach Brad Pickett said. I talked about how tough the Badger South is no
Photo by Anthony Iozzo matter who you are playing. The coaches
Junior Marissa Robson barrels in for a running layup in the second half Friday in a WIAA Division 2
in this conference do their homework, and
regional semifinal against Monroe at Stoughton High School. Robson scored 17 points, and the Vikings to come out this weekend with two wins is
won 58-49. Stoughton went on to win a D2 regional title Saturday with a 54-43 win over Monona
huge mentally for this group of kids.
Grove.
Stoughton hopes to continue its season in

If you go
What: WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal, No. 1 Stoughton against No. 2
Waunakee
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Sun Prairie High School
the D2 sectional semifinal against secondseeded Waunakee (20-4) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sun Prairie High School.
The two teams havent played this season, but Pickett said he doesnt think the
game plan has to change for the Vikings to
win.
Stoughton has averaged about 14 turnovers a game, which Pickett said is very
good for a high school team, and that coupled with holding Waunakee to one-anddone possessions are going to be key for

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Congratulations on

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Boys BB: Regionals begin Friday


Continued from page 7

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Junior Aly Weum drives in to attempt a layup in the first half


Thursday in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal against Monroe.

Regionals: Stoughton beats


Monroe, MG for third time
Continued from page 7
the Vikings to advance in
the tournament.
Waunakee does a nice
job of creating second
chances for themselves on
the glass, so we need to
rebound the basketball and
obviously defend, he said.
We are going to look at
film and see what matchups
are good for us what we
have to make sure we take
care of but the three big
things is us rebounding, us
taking care of the ball and
us defending.
The winner of the sectional semifinal will travel
to Middleton at 1 p.m. Saturday for the sectional final,
playing the winner of No. 1
Union Grove and No. 3 Milton.

Stoughton 59, Monroe 48


Junior Kendra Halverson
scored three straight times
to put the Vikings up 16
on Monroe with under six
minutes to play Friday, but
the Cheesemakers battled
back to make it a nine-point
game with 1:42 left.
But that was the closest
Monroe would get as senior
Hannah Hobson added a
basket and junior Payton
Kahl hit two free throws to
clinch the win.
Monroe played well,
and you have to give them
credit. We knew it was
going to be a battle coming
in, and it was. But I think it
is OK to get tested early,
Pickett said. It keeps us
ready to go, keeps us on
our toes, and I thought the

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girls responded for the most


part.
Junior Marissa Robson led Stoughton with 17
points, while Hobson and
Halverson added 15 and 13
points, respectively. Kahl
chipped in 10.
Sophomore Sydney
Mathiason led Monroe with
18 points.

Stoughton 54, MG 43
The Vikings only led by
two at halftime Saturday,
but they turned it on in the
second half to come away
with the regional title.
The Silver Eagles
switched up defenses from
a box-and-1 where four
players play zone and the
fifth plays man-to-man a
triangle-and-2 where the
guards play man-to-man
and the forwards play zone
and a 1-3-1 zone where
one player guards at the
point, three players guard at
the free-throw level and one
player guards at the base
line.
That is stuff you typically dont see from MG. It
took us a little bit to adjust
to it, Pickett said. I just
think we were a little more
aggressive in the second
half, getting to the rim and
getting to the free-throw
line.
Stoughton outscored
Monona Grove 29-20 in the
second half.
Halverson led the Vikings
with 16 points, while Kahl
and senior Carrie Aide added 13 and 11 points, respectively. Robson and Hobson
both chipped in six points.

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with 16 points each, while


senior Jakob Benson added
15. Junior Darvell Peeples
chipped in 12 points.
Senior Sam Noyce led
Edgewood with 17 points.
The third-seeded Vikings
now host the winner of
sixth-seeded Mount Horeb
and 11th-seeded Monroe at
7 p.m. Friday in a WIAA
Division 2 regional semifinal. Stoughton beat Monroe
twice this season and hasnt
played Mount Horeb. The
opponent was not known by
the Courier Hubs deadline.
The winner of that game
will most likely travel to
second-seeded Sauk Prairie at 7 p.m. Saturday. The
Vikings lost 58-45 to Sauk
Prairie on Jan. 23.
Wainwright said that if
the Vikings are to advance,
it will be because of them
coming into each game
with a high energy level.
We just need to come
out and play hard and
respect the game and go
and about our business like
we attempted to do all year
long, he said.
The winner of No. 7
DeForest and No. 10
Photo by Joe Koshollek
Baraboo from Tuesday
night Travels to Sauk Prai- Junior Troy Slaby cuts down the nets after the Stoughton High School boys basketball team won
rie in a regional semifinal the Badger South Conference title for the fifth consecutive year with a 68-58 win over Madison
Friday.
Edgewood Thursday.

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State: Dow finishes runner-up, Louis earns a third-place finish


Continued from page 7
junior Tristan Jenny (126
pounds) and freshman
Junior Brandon Klein (515) failed to make the podium
at 113 pounds this year after
winning the state title at
106 last year, while junior
Tristan Jenny (126 pounds)
and freshman Hunter Lewis
(106) both exited after losses
in the preliminaries.
All seven wrestlers get to
continue to wrestle, however,
as Stoughton sets its sights
on winning its first team state
title since 1988 in the WIAA
Division 1 team state meet
Friday-Saturday, March 4-5.

Kraus gets No. 2


Kraus trailed 1-0 early
in the second period in his
145-pound finals match after
Morgan escaped, but Kraus
quickly retook a 2-1 lead
with a takedown.
In the third, Kraus overpowered Morgan.
I just saw that he was
super tired so I thought I had
to push the pace, and it is my
last time here, Kraus said. I
thought that I have one more
time to go out with a bang, so
I just gave it whatever I had
left.
Kraus (51-2) made the
finals by pinning Kenosha
Tremper junior Noah Jackson in 4 minutes, 20 seconds
in the semifinals Friday. On
Thursday, he defeated Eau
Claire North senior Justin
Peterson in a 16-7 major
decision in the preliminaries,
and he added a 13-7 decision
over Fond du Lac senior Josh
Adams in the quarterfinals.
Against Adams, Kraus
nearly lost an 8-2 lead after
allowing a reversal and the
being put on his back for a
3-point near fall. But Kraus
battled back for his own
reversal and 3-point near fall.

Model finishes strong


Model (48-6) said hed
had some slow starts during
the season, but he avoided it
this time after co-head coach
Dan Spilde helped Model
warm-up before the match to
simulate how his 138-pound
finals match was going to go.
It helped him begin the
match strong, and it allowed
him to take charge in the
third period, Model added.
That got my body rolling, and my nerves flowing.
Everything was working,
and I was able to start the
match quick and get my stuff
going, Model said. By the
time we got to the third period and I got that near fall and
takedown, I was just so confident when I was on top that
I felt there was no way he
is going to get up and I was
going to win this thing.
Model and McIntosh had a
scoreless first period before
Model collected two escapes
and McIntosh picked up a
takedown in the second.
In the third, Model was
able to overpower McIntosh
to pull away for the win.
Model made the finals with
a 17-2 technical fall over
Kenosha Bradford/Reuther
freshman Jake Deates in the
semifinals Friday.
On Thursday, Model won
a 14-5 major decision over
Sparta sophomore Brett Von
Ruden in the preliminaries,
and he later picked up a takedown in sudden victory overtime to knock off Hudson
sophomore Jacob Anderson
4-2 in the quarterfinals.

Photos by Anthony Iozzo

Sophomore Tyler Dow attempts to pin Sparta sophomore Hayden Krien in the first period Saturday in
the 152-pound state final. Dow ended up with a 3-point near fall to take the lead, but he ended up as a
state runner-up in a 12-8 loss.

Whats next

If you go

Stoughton aims for its first team state title since


1988 in the WIAA Division 1 team state meet Friday
and Saturday.
Go to ConnectStoughton.com and follow @
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What: WIAA Division 1


team state tournament
When: Friday-Saturday,
March 4-5
Where: UW-Madison
Fieldhouse

Dow reaches finals,


takes runner-up
In Dows 152-pound finals
match, he put Sparta sophomore Hayden Krein on his
back in the first period with a
reversal and ended up with a
3-point near fall to take a 5-4
lead. But Dow couldnt get
the pin.
In the second period, Dow
tied the match at 7 with a
reversal after Krein collected
a 2-point near fall, but Krein
escaped and added a takedown and a reversal to pull
away as Dow fell 12-8.
There were a lot of times
I capitalized when he got
sloppy, and there were a lot
of times he capitalized when
I got sloppy. And that is what
good wrestlers have to do,
Dow said. I think it was a
good match overall. Even
though I didnt come out on
top, it is going to fuel me for
next week.
Dow (49-6) made the finals
with an 8-0 major decision
over Sauk Prairie senior Eddie
Smith Friday. On Thursday,
he won a 16-0 technical fall
over Hartland Arrowhead
freshman Josh Otto in the preliminaries, and he later added
an 8-4 decision over Waukesha West junior Shane Gantz
in the quarterfinals.
Against Gantz, Dow
allowed a takedown in the
third and was allowed to

escape for a 6-3 lead, but he


was dealing with a hamstring
injury since before regionals
and began to favor it.
Dow battled through the
injury, however, and ended up
getting another takedown for
the victory.
It is going to burn, but I
think when I look back I
cant say I will happy with it,
but I will be proud of (my finish), Dow said.

Louis takes third


Louis (46-10) could have
folded after dropping his
120-pound preliminary state
match to Kaukauna senior Ty
Lee, but instead of giving up,
he remained mentally prepared for a potential wrestleback on Friday.
Louis was awarded that
wrestleback and won both
matches on Friday to guarantee a spot on the podium. If
that wasnt enough, Louis was
also able to get revenge on
Reedsburg sophomore Mason
McMillen who beat Louis
in the conference final and
Sun Prairie sophomore Drew
Scharenbrock who beat
Louis in the sectional final
on his way to a third-place
finish.
Louis didnt make state last
season, but he said he remembered watching Kraus win
third from the second level
and decided at that point he
was going to strive to also get

that chance.
Last year, I barely missed
state by one match. I
remember I was watching
Collin Kraus up from the second level staring down, watching his third place match. Ever
since then, I thought that I
wanted to be there.
It is shocking. It has been a
dream of mine just to place at
state since I was a kid.
Louis needed a takedown in
overtime to overtake Scharenbrock in a 4-2 decision in the
third-place match. Louis and
Scharenbrock trained together
for eight years at the Advance
School of Wrestling and are
best friends, but this year was
a little different with them
both being at the same weight
class.
This year, it was different because I knew he was
my competition. We are still
friends, but we just stayed
away from each other this
year, Louis said. I know I
lost three times to him, but I
knew going into this match
that if I gave it my all than I
was going to win.
In the consolation wrestleback, Louis scored a takedown late in the second period
and escaped twice in the third
to defeat McMillen who
beat Scharenbrock in the quarterfinals 6-4.
The match at conference
when I wrestled him I thought
about the entire week, Louis

Stoughton co-head coaches Bob Empey (left) and Dan Spilde (middle) and assistant coach Seth Johnson celebrate as junior Garrett
Model runs out the final seconds of his 6-2 decision over Oak Creek
senior Andrew McIntosh Saturday in the 138-pound state final.

said. When I came in today,


I had some fire and had some
anger and wanted to get back
at him.
Louiss first match of the
tournament ended in a heartbreaker as he led Lee 5-4 with
15 seconds left. Lee went for a
takedown, and the two fought
to keep position. But in the
end, the referee awarded Lee
the takedown as time ran out.
I feel the biggest thing for
me is I knew after that match
that I wasnt going to give up
and just grind it out, Louis
said.
Fridays consolation quarterfinal wasnt easy either as
Louis had to take on West
Allis Central senior Tyus
White. Louis picked up a
takedown with 15 seconds
left, and he went on to win
6-4.
Louis advanced to Saturday
with a pin over Whitefish Bay
senior Cooper Fergus in 2:32
seconds in the consolation
semifinals.

Earlier exits
Klein (51-5) had a much
earlier exit than anticipated
after winning a state title at
106 last year. He made the
quarterfinals Thursday but
fell 1-0 to Slinger sophomore
Caleb Ziebell.
He gave up an escape in
the third, and he tried for the
takedown with time running
out but was unable to get full
control.

He came back Friday to


easily win the consolation
quarterfinal with a 15-0 technical fall over Baraboos Pablo Ramirez.
However, Klein once again
had a tough match in the consolation semifinals, allowing
an escape in the second period
in a 1-0 loss to Oak Creek
junior Mitch Landgraf.
Klein opened state with
a 15-3 major decision over
Pulaski freshman Cole Gille.
Junior Tristan Jenny (126)
and freshman Hunter Lewis
(106) werent able to get past
their first matches. Jenny
(41-11) lost 9-4 to Waterford
senior Justin Ratkovec, while
Lewis (38-15) was pinned in
25 seconds by Germantown
senior Zack Szohr.

Team state preview


The Vikings which have
six titles and seven runnerup finishes in school history,
come into the team state meet
ranked No. 5, and they wrestle No. 8 Kenosha Bradford/
Reuther in the quarterfinals at
5:30 p.m. Friday.
The winner of that match
will take on the winner of No.
3 Hortonville and No. 6 Sauk
Prairie in the state semifinals
at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The state
final is at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The other quarterfinals
matches are No. 1 Hudson
against No. 2 Kaukauna and
No. 4 Mukwonago against
No. 7 Menomonee Falls.

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Obituaries

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Jerald W. Hanson

Jerald Hanson

Jerald Wesley Hanson, age


87, passed away peacefully
surrounded by his family on
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at St.
Marys Hospital.
He was born on March 8,
1928 in Edgerton, Wis., the
son of John Wesley and
Julia (Olson) Hanson. He
married Dorothy Mae Brandenburg on May 10, 1952
at Luther Valley Lutheran
Church in Beloit. Jerald and
Dorothy were married for
more than 63 years, raising
three sons Jeff, Phil, and Stu.
Upon graduating from
Edgerton High School, Jay
enlisted in the U.S. Army
and served his country honorably during World War II.
Jay graduated from Milton
College with a Bachelors of
Science Degree and continued his education earning his
CPCU designation. Jay had
a long career in the insurance industry, retiring from
American Family in 1990
as the Underwriting Director for Research and Control. He was an avid hunter

William D. Bowen

William Bowen

William D. Bowen, age


97, passed from this world on
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
He was born in Evansville
on May 16, 1918 to William
Herbert Ernest and Ada Huie
Bowen. William farmed for
several years in the Evansville
and Stoughton area. On Feb.
10, 1937, he married Ruby
H. Moe and together they had
six children. In 1953, William
began driving buses for Madison Metro, where he earned
safety awards and proudly
trained several young drivers.
Upon retirement in 1985,
he and Ruby enjoyed being
snowbirds by spending winters in Panacea, Fla., where
they walked the beaches collecting seashells, went deepsea fishing and made many
lasting friendships.

and sportsmen, teaching his


three sons the secrets of how
to hunt and fish. On early
morning hunts, Jay would
often awake his boys by
yelling out, daylight in the
swamp! His
favorite hunting dog was
the black lab,
and he raised many! They
all had one thing in common: They were all named
Mike. He also had a passion for wood carving, which
he enjoyed for more than 45
years.
Jay is survived by his wife,
Dorothy Hanson; sons, Jeff
(Holly), Phil, Stu (Karen);
and three grandsons, Elliot,
Isaac and Justin.
He was preceded in death
by his parents and sister
Gwenith Fenton.
Funeral services were held
on Feb. 24 at Cress Funeral
Home. Jay was laid to rest
at Lutheran Cemetery South.
The family would like to
thank the wonderful staff at
St. Marys and Stoughton
hospitals, as well as Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care. A very special thank you to Gary, Berly
and Brody Teigen for all the
friendship and help provided
to our parents for so many
years!
In lieu of flowers, consider
a donation to Heartland Hospice. We will miss you, Dad!
Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com
Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect
Stoughton, WI 53589
William is survived by his
daughter, Jean (Jerry) Peterson of Stoughton; son, Jerald
(Mary) Bowen of Mather;
daughter, Patricia (William) Miller of Stoughton;
16 grandchildren; 33 great
grandchildren; 11 great great
grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Stanford of Stoughton
and Gwendolyn Goldade of
McFarland; along with a large
extended family.
He was preceded in death
by his parents; his wife in
1999; an infant son, William;
two sons, Rodney and Jeffrey; grandson, Gerald Peterson; sisters, Esther Bowen,
Ethel Courtier and Pauline
Hernstein; and brother, Harold Sweet.
Funeral services were
held on Tuesday, March 1 at
Christ the King Community
Church. Burial services took
place in Maple Hill Cemetery
in Evansville.
The family would like to
thank the nurses and staff at
Stoughton Hospital, as well
as the care team from Agrace
HospiceCare Inc. Their compassion and support is greatly
appreciated. Please share
your memories of William at
www.CressFuneralService.
com

Candy K. Rakow

Candy Rakow

Candy Kay Rakow, age


57 of Stoughton, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at
her home following a long
courageous battle with
cancer.
Candy was born Jan. 31,
1959 in Cottage Grove,

Russel W. Fried

Russel Fried

Russel William Fried,


age 93 of Stoughton, died
peacefully in his sleep on
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
He was born June 17,
1922, to William Jennings
Fried and Edna Selene (Florin) Fried in Bohris Valley,
near Fountain City, Wis.
Russel graduated from
Fountain City High School
at age 16, and was an avid
trumpet player in several
area dance bands, including
Die Swietzer (The Swiss
Melodians). When speaking of his earlier years,
Russel conveyed the enthusiasm and great pride he

Wis. to Kenneth and Isabelle (Weber) Rakow.


She married William Early Fretwell on Feb. 27,
2001 in Las Vegas, Nev.
They lived in Madison
before settling in Stoughton.
Candy was an avid collector of piggy banks and
anything related to pigs;
she also enjoyed staying
in touch with her family
and friends on Facebook,
garage sales, going to Las
Vegas, spending time with
her family and was looking forward with great
anticipation to the birth of
Shawn and Sarahs baby
in July.
Candy is survived by
her husband, William E.
Fretwell of Stoughton;
two sons, Travis Rakow
of Stoughton and Shawn
took in being one of the
best trumpet players of
the local dance band circuit. Russels band would
regularly pack the popular
local dance halls with their
upbeat, live music.
In May of 1943, Russel
married Magdalen Sendelbach and took up farming in rural Fountain City,
alongside his father. He
later sold farm equipment
for Arcadia Implements.
Russel spent his final
years living in Madison
and finally in Stoughton. Russel will be fondly
remembered for his cheerful disposition, his great
sense of humor, his generous heart and his optimistic
view of life. Even at age
93, he was sharp as a whistle, of keen mind, always
upbeat and eager to tell his
family how much he loved
them. He was sharply aware
of and ready to comment on
current events and political
issues. Among his favorite
phrases in reminding others to live life to the fullest
was, Tomorrow is promised to none of us. He will
be greatly missed by all.
Russel is survived by
three children, Charlotte

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(Sarah Jess) Rakow of
Oregon; step-daughter,
Bethany Fretwell of Tulsa, Okla.; sisters, Carol
Schmidt and Vickie (Norman) Handeland, both of
Stoughton, Alvina (Dan)
OMalley of Madison,
Penny Rundle of Byron,
Ill., Joan Shepherd of Tucson, Ariz. and Deb (Silvan) Frank of St. Louis,
Mo.;a brother, David
Rakow of Madison; and
a sister-in-law, Tracy
Fretwell of Madison.
She is further survived
by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She also
leaves her beloved cats,
Frisky and Shrek.
Candy was preceded in
death by her parents, Kenneth and Isabelle Rakow;
brother, Laverne Rakow,

A young Russel Fried

Anna (Bill) Smith of Los


Angeles, Claire Renee
Fried of Madison and Russell William Bill (Jeannette) Fried of Stoughton.
He is also survived by
eight grandchildren, Kara
(Duane) Gullett of Los
Angeles, Christina (Pat)
Bosler of Indianapolis,
Maria Watson of Rio, Wis.,
Anna (Jim) Fosdick Jr. of
Middleton, Wis., Michael
Watson of the Marianas Islands, Christopher
(Noelle) Watson of Seattle,
Emma Fried and William
Fried, both of Stoughton;
12 great-grandchildren,
Chase and Jacob Gullett,
Caroline, Cole, and Eric
Bosler, Tabatha, Nicholas,

niece Staci Rakow, nephew Scott Handeland and


grandson Jordan Rakow.
A Celebration of Life
Gathering will be held
from 1-4 p.m. Saturday,
March 5 at the VFW Post,
200 Veterans Dr.
Special thanks to United
Health hospice, caregivers
and doctors that assisted in
the care of Candy!
Roseberrys Funeral
Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.
com for online condolences and further information.
Roseberrys Funeral
Home
512 Main St. (PO Box
620)
Friendship, WI 53934
www.roseberrys.com
608-339-3551
608-237-2233 (fax)
and Mariah Fried, and
Katiya, Katrina, Kaden, and
Kyleigh Fosdick. Russel is
further survived by nieces;
a nephew and numerous
other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death
by his parents; his sister,
Olive (Werner) Engel; and
his nephew, John Engel.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday, March 5 at
St. Anns Catholic Church,
323 N. Van Buren, with Fr.
Randy Budnar officiating.
A luncheon will follow at
the church. Burial will be
at St. Anns Catholic Cemetery, with visitation held at
the church from 9 a.m. until
the time of the Mass on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, those
wishing to make a contribution in memory of Russel
are encouraged to do so to
St. Anns Catholic Church.
Online condolences can be
made at www.gundersonfh.
com.
Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation
Care
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Jackson
(608) 873-4590

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First Lutheran celebrates 150 years


To begin a year-long celebration of 150 years as a congregation in Stoughton, First Lutheran Church, 310 E. Washington Street, has commissioned a rosemaled plate connecting the past to the present. The large wooden plate was rosemaled by member Kim Sime and is now
installed above the front door to be seen as the congregation exits the church. Other anniversary events are planned throughout the year.
Pictured from left are pastor Sara Ehrets, council president Jeremy Eppler, 150th committee chair Ron Ellingson, artist Kim Sime and Pastor
Bill Lehman.

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March 3, 2016

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LUTHERAN CEMETERY
ASSOCIATION

The Lutheran Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 1:00
p.m. March 17, 2016, at Christ Lutheran
Church, 700 Cty Hwy B., Stoughton, WI
Roger Utermark, President
Published: March 3 and 10, 2016
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VOTING BY
ABSENTEE BALLOT

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on election day may request
to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified
elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be
18 years of age or older on Election Day,
who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for
at least 28 consecutive days before the
election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee
ballot. Proof of identification must be
provided before an absentee ballot may
be issued.
TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN
WRITING.
Contact your municipal clerk and
request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary
or election or both. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your
written request must list your voting
address within the municipality where
you wish to vote, the address where the
absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.
Special absentee voting application
provisions apply to electors who are
indefinitely confined to home or a care
facility, in the military, hospitalized, or
serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk
of your municipality.
You can also personally go to the
clerks office of your municipality, complete a written application, and vote an
absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.
City Clerk, City of Stoughton
Lana Kropf
381 E. Main Street
Stoughton, WI 53589 873-6677
Hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm M-F
Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Pleasant
Springs
Cassandra Suettinger
2354 CTH N
Stoughton, WI 53589 873-3063
Hours: 10 am- 4 pm Mon.-Tues.
Noon-6 pm Thursday
Clerk, Town of Dunkirk
Melanie Huchthausen
654 CTH N
Stoughton, WI 53589 873-9177
Hours: Mondays from 2-5 pm or by apt
Clerk, Town of Rutland
Dawn George
4177 Old Stage Road
Brooklyn, WI 53521 455-3925
No set hours, call above # to schedule
THE FIRST DAY FOR VOTING IN
THE CLERKS OFFICE IS MONDAY,
MARCH 21, 2016.
THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY
MAIL IS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 31,
2016.
THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING AN
ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERKS
OFFICE IS 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL
1, 2016.
ALL VOTED BALLOTS MUST BE
RETURNED TO THE MUNICIPAL CLERK
SO THE CLERK CAN DELIVER THEM
TO THE PROPER POLLING PLACE OR
COUNTING LOCATION BEFORE THE
POLLS CLOSE ON APRIL 5, 2016.
ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER
THE POLLS CLOSE WILL BE COUNTED BY THE BOARD OF CANVASSERS
IF POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY
AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00
P.M. ON THE FRIDAY FOLLOWING THE
ELECTION.
Published: March 3, 2016
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CITY OF STOUGHTON
381 E. Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589
ORDINANCE OF THE
COMMON COUNCIL
AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING THE ZONING
CLASSIFICATION FOR
PROPERTIES OWNED BY
DHILLON PETROLEUM LLC
AND LOCATED AT 1009 W.
MAIN STREET AND 308 S.
GJERTSON STREET FROM
PB PLANNED BUSINESS
TO PD PLANNED
DEVELOPMENT (GENERAL
DEVELOPMENT PLAN)

Committee Action: Planning Commission recommend Council approval


6 0 with the Mayor voting
Fiscal Impact: Increased Tax Base
File Number: O -1- 2016
Date Introduced: January 12, 2016
Re-Introduced: January 26, 2016
The Common Council of the City of
Stoughton do ordain as follows:
1. Dhillon Petroleum LLC(Applicant/Owner) has requested the zoning
classification of the properties located
at 1009 W Main Street and 308 S. Gjertson Street, Stoughton, WI. be amended
from PB Planned Business to PD
Planned Development, subject to certain
conditions being satisfied; and
2. The properties are more fully described as:

1009 W. Main Street: parcel number: 281/0511-071-0899-7; JULSETHS, I.


M. ADDITION
308 S. Gjertson Street: Parcel number; 281/0511-071-0911-0; I M JULSETH
ADD LOT 20, and
3. The Planned Development District is intended to provide more incentives for redevelopment in areas of the
community which are experiencing a
lack of reinvestment, or which require
flexible zoning treatment because of
factors which are specific to the site.
This district is designed to forward both
aesthetic and economic objectives of
the city by controlling the site design
and the land use, appearance, density,
or intensity of development within the
district in a manner which is consistent
with sound land use, urban design, and
economic revitalization principles. The
application of these standards will ensure long-term progress and broad participation toward these principles. Refer
to section 78-914 for the procedures applicable to proposal review in this standard zoning district. The city intends to
use the planned development district to
provide a mechanism for review of traditional neighborhood developments per
State Statute 66.1027.
Development standards: Development standards are flexible within this
zoning district. Refer to subsection
78-914(2) for the range of development
standards potentially available in this
zoning district; and
4. The Planning Commission and
Common Council find this zoning map
amendment is consistent with the recommendations of the City Comprehensive Plan; and
5. On November 9, 2015, the City of
Stoughton Planning Commission held a
public hearing regarding the application
to amend the zoning classification of the
properties located at 1009 W Main Street
and 308 S. Gjertson Street, Stoughton to
PD Planned Development, which was
preceded by the publication of a class
2 notice under ch. 985 of the Wisconsin
Statutes. The Planning Commission
tabled this request at the November 9,
2015 meeting to allow the applicant to
make revisions to the site plan according to the concerns addressed at the
public hearing. The Planning Commission reviewed a revised plan on December 14, 2014 and recommend the
Common Council approve the proposed
rezoning request with or without conditions; and
ORDINANCE
The Common Council of the City of
Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin do
ordain as follows:
1. The recitals set forth above are
material to and are incorporated in this
ordinance as if set forth in full.
2. Subject to certain conditions,
amending the zoning classification of
the property to PD Planned Development is consistent with the spirit and
intent of the Citys Zoning Code; has the
potential for producing significant community benefits in terms of aesthetics,
community character and allows appropriate use of the property.
3. The General Development Plan
is approved as set forth herein, pursuant to section 78-914 of the City Zoning
Code and Wis. Stats 62.23(7)(d). The
General Development Plan shall hereinafter control the development of the
Property.
4. This ordinance does not constitute City approval of any plans or
specifications for any public improvements including utility improvements,
street improvements, and other public
improvements. Plans and specifications
for all public improvements related to
the development of these properties
shall be approved by the City, separately
from the approval of the General Development Plan, and in accordance with
Citys ordinances and policies relating
to the design, approval and construction
of public improvements.
5. No part of the property may be
developed until a Specific Implementation Plan (SIP) has been submitted and
approved by the City Planning Commission.
6. The property shall be developed
and used in full compliance with all
standards and requirements in Chapter
78 of the City Code that apply to lands
zoned PB Planned Business, except
those standards and requirements that
are expressly modified in this ordinance
or that are expressly modified in an approved Specific Implementation Plan
for the property. Chapter 78 of the City
Code, this ordinance and the approved
Specific Implementation Plan will constitute the zoning regulations for the
property, and may be enforced as any
zoning regulation in the City of Stoughton. A copy of the Specific Implementation Plan shall be maintained and kept
on file by the City Clerk.
7. The following requirements are
approved as part of the General Development Plan:
a) The comparable zoning classification used for this proposed development is PB Planned Business. This
property shall comply with all other
standards of this district except for the
following (revised site plan dated 12-715):
The landscape surface ratio of
25% may be reduced to no less than
13.8% of the site.
The 40-foot west side yard setback
may be reduced to no less than 19 feet.
The 20-foot south rear yard setback may be reduced to no less than
19 feet.
The 20-foot east front yard setback may be reduced to no less than
15 feet.
Interior curbing used to protect
exterior fixtures is allowed as per approved Specific Implementation Plan.
The parking requirement of 18
parking stalls may be reduced to not
less than 10 parking stalls. This requirement recognizes 10 permanent parking
stalls plus allows 4 vehicles using gas
pumps to meet the maximum 25% reduction allowed.
The 5-foot paved surface setback
requirement can be reduced as per approved Specific Implementation Plan to
approximately 3 feet on the west and
south property lines.
The 10-foot paved surface setback requirement can be reduced per
approved Specific Implementation Plan
along the north and east property lines.
A certified survey map is required
to be approved and recorded to combine
the 2 parcels.
b) The requirements of the City
Staff review letter dated December 8,
2015 shall be addressed and reviewed
as part of the Specific Implementation
Plan.
Dates
Council Adopted: January 26, 2016
Vote 6-2
Mayor Approved: January 26, 2016
Attest: February 25, 2016
Donna Olson, Mayor
Deb Blaney, Deputy Clerk
Published: March 3, 2016
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CITY OF STOUGHTON
381 E. Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589
ORDINANCE OF THE
COMMON COUNCIL
An ordinance amending
sections 78-206(8)(c), 78105(2)(g), 78-105(2)(h) and
Appendix C of the City
of Stoughton Municipal
Zoning Ordinance

Committee Action: Planning Commission recommends Council approval


7 - 0 with the Mayor voting.
Fiscal Impact: N/A
File Number: O - 02 - 2016
Date Introduced: January 26, 2016,
February 9, 2016
The Common Council of the City of
Stoughton do ordain as follows:
1. Sec. 78-206(8)(c) Detached residential garage, carport, utility shed, gazebo and similar accessory structures.
Description: A detached private residential garage or carport is a structure
used primarily to shelter parked passenger vehicles. A utility shed is a structure
used primarily to store residential maintenance equipment of the subject property. A gazebo is a small roofed structure
that is used for outdoor entertaining, relaxing and dining. A greenhouse shall be
considered an accessory structure. See
section 78-408 for requirements applicable to legal, nonconforming garages.
Garages, carports, utility sheds; gazebos and similar structures in excess of
900 square feet of gross floor area are
not permitted in residential districts except as conditional uses in the MR-10,
MR-24, RH and ER-1 Districts (Also see
subsection 78-206(8)).
1. Regulations:
a. One detached residential garage,
and two other accessory structures,
shall be permitted by right.
b. A conditional use permit is required for:
A. A combination of accessory
structures exceeding a total of 1,000
square feet; or
B. More than three accessory structures.
c. A greenhouse shall be limited to
120 square feet and shall not be used for
storage.
2. Sec. 78-105(2)(g) Multi-family
Residential-10 (MR-10) District:
1. Description and purpose: This
district is intended to permit development which has a moderate density community character. The land
use standards for this district permit
single-family detached, twin house/duplex, two flats, townhouses, and multiplexes and apartments, and related
land uses. Multi-family buildings containing more than four dwelling units
and up to eight dwelling units require
approval of a conditional use permit.
Density and intensity standards for this
district are designed to ensure that the
Multi-family Residential-10 District shall
serve as a designation which preserves
and protects the community character
of its area. A variety of residential development options are available in this
district, with a maximum gross density
(MGD) of ten dwelling units per gross
acre. Rationale: This district is used to
provide for the permanent protection of
an area for those who want to live in a
higher density residential environment
and who retain enough land with their
residence, or in their development, to
ensure that the urban community character is maintained as long as the MR-10
District designation is retained, regardless of how much development occurs
within that area. As such, it is intended
to provide the principal location for
mixed residential development.
2. List of allowable principal land
uses: (per article II)
a. Principal land uses permitted by
right: (per subsection 78-202(1))
Single-family detached - 7,200 sf lot
(per subsection 78-206(1)(a)1.) (Follow
bulk rules for SR-5 District.)
Twin house/duplex - 5,000 sf per du
(per subsection 78-206(1)(a)2/3) (Follow
bulk rules for TR-6 District.)
Two-flat - 7,200 sf lot (per subsection 78-206(1)(a)4.) (Follow bulk rules for
SR-5 District.)
Townhouse - 4,356 sf lot (three or
four unit building) (per subsection 78206(1)(a)5.)
Multiplex - 4,356 sf per du (three or
four unit building) (per subsection 78206(1)(a)6.)
Apartment - 4,356 sf per du (three
or four unit building) (per subsection 78206(1)(a)7.)
Cultivation (per subsection 78206(2)(a))
Selective cutting (per subsection
78-206(2)(f))
Passive outdoor public recreation
(per subsection 78-206(3)(a))
Active outdoor public recreation
(per subsection 78-206(3)(b))
Public services and utilities (per
subsection 78-206(3)(e))
Community living arrangement
(18 residents) (per subsection 78206(3)(g))
Community living arrangement
(915 residents) (per subsection 78206(3)(h))
b. Principal land uses permitted
as conditional use: (per subsection 78202(2))
Townhouse - 4,356 sf lot (58 unit
10 du per acre building) (per subsection
78-206(1)(a)5)
Multiplex - 4,356 sf per du (58 unit
10 du per acre building) (per subsection
78- 206(1)(a)6)
Apartment - 4,356 sf per du (58
unit 10 du per acre building) (per subsection 78- 206(1)(a)7)
Clear cutting (per subsection 78206(2)(g))
Community gardens (per subsection 78-206(2)(h))
Market gardens (per subsection 78206(2)(i))
Community living arrangement (16+
residents) (per subsection 78- 206(3)(i))
Bed and breakfast establishments
(per subsection 78-206(4)(l))
Group day care center (9+ children)
(per subsection 78-206(4)(m))

Group developments (per subsection 78-205(12))


3. Sec. 78-105(2)(h) Multi-family
Residential-24 (MR-24) District:
1. Description and purpose: This
district is intended to permit development that has a higher density community character. The land use standards
for this district permit single-family
detached, twin house/duplex, two flats,
townhouses, and multiplexes permitted
by right and related institutional land
uses. Density and intensity standards
for this district are designed to ensure
that the Multi-family Residential-24 District shall serve as a designation that
preserves and protects the community
character of its area. A variety of residential development options are available in this district, with a maximum
gross density (MGD) of 24 dwelling units
per gross acre.
Rationale: This district is used to
provide for the permanent protection of
an area for those who want to live in a
higher density residential environment
and who retain enough land with their
residence, or in their development, to
ensure that the urban community character is maintained as long as the MR-24
District designation is retained, regardless of how much development occurs
within that area. As such, it is intended
to provide the principal location for
mixed residential development.
2. List of allowable principal land
uses: (per article II)
a. Principal land uses permitted by
right: (per subsection 78-202(1))
Single-family detached - 7,200 sf lot
(per subsection 78-206(1)(a)1.) (Follow
bulk rules for SR-5 District).
Twin house/duplex - 5,000 sf per du
(per subsection 78-206(1)(a)2/3). (Follow
bulk rules for TR-6 District)
Two-flat - 7,200 sf lot (per subsection 78-206(1)(a)4.) (Follow bulk rules for
SR-5 District).
Townhouse - 1,815 sf per du (up to
eight 8 du per building) (per subsection
78-206(1)(a)5.)
Multiplex - 1,815 sf per du (up to
12 du per building) (per subsection 78206(1)(a)6.)
Apartment - 1,815 sf per du (up to
12 du per building) (per subsection 78206(1)(a)7.)
Cultivation (per subsection 78206(2)(a))
Selective cutting (per subsection
78-206(2)(f))
Clear cutting (per subsection 78206(2)(g))
Passive outdoor public recreation
(per subsection 78-206(3)(a))
Active outdoor public recreation
(per subsection 78-206(3)(b))
Public services and utilities (per
subsection 78-206(3)(e))
Community living arrangement
(18 residents) (per subsection 78206(3)(g))
Community living arrangement
(915 residents) (per subsection 78206(3)(h))
b. Principal land uses permitted as
conditional use: (per 78-202(2))
Multiplex - 1,815 sf per du (13 to 24
du per acre building) (per subsection 78206(1)(a)6.)
Apartment - 1,815 sf per du (13 to 24
unit du per acre building) (per subsection 78-206(1)(a)7.)
Institutional residential (per subsection 78-206(3)(f))
Community gardens (per subsection 78-206(2)(h))
Market gardens (per subsection 78206(2)(i))
Community living arrangement (16+
residents) (per subsection 78-206(3)(i))
Bed and breakfast establishments
(per subsection 78-206(4)(l))
Group day care center (9+ children)
(per subsection 78-206(4)(m))
Boarding house (per subsection 78206(4)(o))
4. Amend Appendix C Land Use
Regulations for the above amendments as appropriate including adding
Outdoor Commercial Entertainment as
Conditional within the Planned Business (PB) district but remove from the
Central Business (CB) district as currently shown.
5. This ordinance shall be in full
force and effect from and after its date
of publication.
Dates
Council Adopted: February 9, 2016
Vote 8-2
Mayor Approved: February 9, 2016
Attest: February 25, 2016
Donna Olson, Mayor
Deb Blaney, Deputy Clerk
Published: March 3, 2016
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CITY OF STOUGHTON
381 E. Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589
ORDINANCE OF
COMMON COUNCIL

To amend Section 10-2 Construction Standards- Chapter 10-2(d) Street


Tree Installation related to the planting
of parkrow trees by developers.
Committee Action: Approved 4-0
(with Mayor voting Yes)
Fiscal Impact: None
File Number: O-03-2016
Date Introduced: January 26, 2016
(1st reading), 2nd reading February 9,
2016
The City Council of the City of
Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin, ordains that the Municipal Code of the City
of Stoughton, Wisconsin is amended as
follows:
(d) Street tree installation. The construction of a new home or business
shall require the developer or owner of
record of the property during development and/or construction at the time of
being issued a building permit, to pay
the City of Stoughton the cost of $350
per tree for the installation of two (2) city
terrace trees that will be planted by an
approved landscape professional contracted by the City of Stoughton install,
at his expense, two city-approved street
trees per frontage in the terrace area between the curb and gutter and the public
sidewalk. Frontages that exceed 80 feet

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Stoughton Planning


Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:00
oclock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, 321 South
Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a
proposed Conditional Use Permit Application by Jamie Bush, for an indoor
commercial entertainment use/building expansion (Restaurant/Bar) at 1017
Nygaard Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin.
The property at 1017 Nygaard Street is
currently owned by JAD Partnership
LLC, and is more fully described as follows:
Parcel number 281/0511-062-4218, with a legal description of: JOHN
NYGAARDS VIRGIN LAKE ESTATES
LOT 118. This property description is for
tax purposes and may be abbreviated.
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning
Administrator at 608-646-0421
Michael P Stacey
Zoning Administrator
Published: February 25 and
March 3, 2016
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will require additional trees as determined by the street superintendent or


their designee. Final occupancy permits
shall not be issued until the required
trees are installed meeting city specifications, unless seasonal weather does
not allow installation, in which case, the
required street trees shall be installed
the following spring. If, as determined
by the street superintendent or their
designee, there is not adequate area
within the terrace, the required trees
shall be installed on private property
within ten feet of the public sidewalk at
the direction of the street superintendent or their designee. If, as determined
by the street superintendent or their
designee, the terrace or area behind the
sidewalk is not suitable for tree installation the owner shall contribute $350.00
$300.00 for each tree not installed to the
citys urban forestry program for installation of street trees elsewhere in the
citys urban forestry. This amount shall
be determined annually by the street superintendent based on the cost to purchase and install each tree.
Delay for any purpose or reason
will require that prior to a final occupancy permit a deposit be paid by the
developer/owner of $300.00 per tree,
which deposit will be refunded upon
developer/owners planting of city approved trees, or retained by the city permanently if such trees are planted at city
expense or fail to be planted within six
months of project completion.
The Street Superintendent or their
designee, will work with developer/
homeowner to choose tree species to be
planted from a list of available species
that are on the approved city tree planting list. Trees selection will be based on
location of tree(s) to be planted, 5% rule
for any species, and availability.
Dates
Council Adopted: February 9, 2016
Vote 10-0
Mayor Approved: February 9, 2016
Attest: February 25, 2016
Donna Olson, Mayor
Deb Blaney, Deputy Clerk
Published: March 3, 2016
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CITY OF STOUGHTON
381 E. Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589
ORDINANCE OF THE
COMMON COUNCIL

An ordinance amending sections


78-206(1)(a)2 and 78-206(1)(a)3 of the
City of Stoughton Municipal Zoning Ordinance
Committee Action: Planning Commission recommends Council approval
5 - 0 with the Mayor voting.
Fiscal Impact: N/A
File Number: O - 04 - 2016
Date Introduced: Feb. 9, 2016 First,
Feb. 23, 2016 Second
The Common Council of the City of
Stoughton do ordain as follows:
1. Sec. 78-206(8)(c)2 Duplex.
Description: These dwelling unit
types consist of a single-family dwelling
which is attached on one side to another
single-family residence where the entire building is under single ownership.
A minimum building code required fire
rated wall assembly division, separating living areas from the lowest level to
flush against the underside of the roof
is required between each dwelling unit.
Upon the effective date of this ordinance
amendment (March 3, 2016), all newly
constructed duplexes are required to install a sanitary sewer lateral and public
water lateral for each individual dwelling
unit except, a duplex may be constructed on any existing vacant TR-6 parcel
with a water lateral and a sewer lateral
already stubbed to the property. At the
time of construction of the duplex, the
water lateral shall be split to have separate water shut off valves within the terrace for each individual unit. The sewer
lateral shall also be split within the terrace to provide a separate sewer line
from the terrace to each individual unit.
The two residences are located on the
same lot. These dwelling unit types may
not be split into additional residences.
Refer to the illustration below and to Article I for setback requirements labeled
in capital letters:
2. Sec. 78-206(8)(c)3 Twin-house.
Description: These dwelling unit
types consist of a single-family dwelling
which is attached on one side to another
single-family residence. A minimum
building code required fire rated wall assembly division, separating living areas
from the lowest level to flush against
the underside of the roof is required
between each dwelling unit. Upon the
effective date of this ordinance amendment, all newly constructed twin homes
are required to install have a sanitary
sewer lateral to the sanitary main and
a public water lateral from the water
main, for each individual dwelling unit.
Separate water and sewer laterals, to
the respective mains, are not required
when converting an existing duplex to a
twin home or when building a new twin
home. The two residences are located
on separate lots. The twin house is distinguished from the duplex house merely by having each unit located on an

individual lot or within a group or large


development. These dwelling unit types
may not be split into additional residences. A mutual maintenance agreement is recommended to be drafted and
recorded between property owners to
address for example; repair and/or replacement of the exterior components
of the structure. Refer to the illustration
on the following page and to Article I for
setback requirements labeled in capital
letters:
3. This ordinance shall be in full
force and effect from and after its date
of publication.
Dates
Council Adopted: February 23, 2016
Vote 11-0
Mayor Approved: February 23, 2016
Attest: February 25, 2016
Donna Olson, Mayor
Deb Blaney, Deputy Clerk
Published: March 3, 2016
WNAXLP
***

CITY OF STOUGHTON
381 E. Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589
ORDINANCE OF THE
COMMON COUNCIL

Amending Section 2-688 of the


Code of Ordinances relating to Electronic Preservation of Records
Committee Action: Community Affairs and Council Policy Committee recommends approval 5-0
Fiscal Impact: N/A
File Number: O -20-2015
Date Introduced: December 8, 2015,
January 12, 2016
The Common Council of the City of
Stoughton do ordain as follows:
1. Section 2-688 of the City of
Stoughton Code of Ordinances is
amended to provide as follows:
Sec. 2-688 Preservation through microfilm or other electronic means.
Any custodian of records may keep
and preserve public records by means
of microfilm or another reproductive
device, optical imaging or electronic
formatting. Such records shall meet the
standards for reproduction set forth in
Wis. Stats. 16.61(7) and 16.612, and
shall be considered original records
for all purposes. Such records shall be
retained in accordance with applicable
record retention requirements, and shall
be open to public inspection and copying in accordance with state law and
sections 2-684 through 2-686.
2. This ordinance shall be effective
upon passage and posting as provided
by law.
Dates
Council Adopted: January 12, 2016
Mayor Approved: January 12, 2016
Attest: February 25, 2016
Donna Olson, Mayor
Deb Blaney, Deputy Clerk
Published: March 3, 2016
WNAXLP
***

Legal Notice

Storage unit liquidation sale of Jessica Jones on March 19th, 2016 at 11:00
a.m. at 1118 East Street, Stoughton WI.
Property Description: Futon, Fan, Toys,
Personal Items, Bike, etc.
Seifert-Pauls Partnership, LLP
Published: March 3 and 10, 2016
WNAXLP
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EAB surrounds city as


trees are treated
Ash tree-killing beetle not
confirmed in Stoughton
Scott Girard

The City of Stoughton was proactive in


preparing for an ash tree-killing beetle years
ago, but surrounding communities have
recently confirmed its presence.
City forestry director Randy Nelson told
the Hub Monday that the recent confirmation
of the Emerald Ash Borer, an east Asian beetle that kills ash trees and has migrated to the
United States in recent years, in McFarland
is a concern. But its also inevitable that
the beetle will arrive in Stoughton, if it hasnt
already, he said.
It could take a little bit, but statistically,
being surrounded, odds are good its here
yet, Nelson said. We just havent had the
silver bullet, the smoking gun of that tree.
He also noted that it was found last year
in the nearby towns of Dunn and Dunkirk.
Weve had a big heads up that its coming, he said.
Dane County first confirmed the beetle
in Madison in late 2013. Since then, it has
spread to other surrounding communities
like the City of Verona and the villages of
Brooklyn and Oregon.
Nelson said the city decided to begin
treating its trees two years ago with TreeAzin, which lasts for two years. So far,
its treated 143 trees, and will again treat

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the first batch this year since the TreeAzin


expired.
Nelson said the city treated trees to the
south of Main Street that first year, and
switched to trees north of the road last year.
Another proactive step Nelson noted was
that the city has simply removed ash trees
with bad branches or some other problem
instead of pruning them.
Nelson mentioned the city still has quite
a bit of work on our plate looking forward,
though, as there are around 310 ash trees on
public property that have not been treated or
removed.
But its a whole lot better than the more
than 700 we had six or seven years ago, he
said.
Nelson advised residents to contact the
citys streets department at 873-6303 if
they see any signs of potential EAB in an
ash tree, even on private property. He said
a clear sign, especially in the winter months
with no leaves, is damage from woodpeckers trying to eat the beetle larvae that changes the trees color to butterscotch.
Itll be pretty prevalent, Nelson said.

Fishin for
a mission
The Knights of Columbus served over 300
people during a fish fry at St. Anns Catholic
Church on Feb. 12. The funds raised will go
toward the Journey of the Heart youth mission trip this summer. The Knights provide
printed work T-shirts for their trips and also
support local charities with other fund raising events throughout the year.
Pictured above, from left, serving the meal
are Jim Opitz, John Gray, Paul Schlough and
Greg Pigarelli.
At right, attendees enjoy the Friday meal.
Photos by Hank Koshollek

Stoughton police begin


drugged driving tests
The Stoughton police department will be among a number
of area police departments who
may soon begin testing for other
drugs during impaired driving
stops as part of a new Drugged
Driving program.
The program will use a
$16,650 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to purchase and provide
training for four mobile drug
testing systems. The system
uses a small sample of fluid
from the mouth to test for the
presence of up to six different
drugs in the system.
Over the last year, the Dane
County Sheriffs Office said,
impaired drivers are increasingly under the influence of
something other than alcohol
when theyre pulled over. The
test will be non-evidentiary, and
thus cannot be used to prosecute

drivers, but will instead help


law enforcement determine the
scope of drugged driving in the
region.
Were seeing an alarming
number of drug impaired drivers in Dane County, many of
which are under the influence of
heroin, Sheriff Dave Mahoney
said in a press release.
Stoughton is contributing to
the pool of 48 officers that will
undergo 16 hours of training as
part of the grant. In addition to
using the mobile testing system,
the training will also teach officers how to detect the signs of
impairment from certain drugs,
alcohol or both.
According to a press release
from the Sheriffs department,
deployment and usage of the
four Alere testing systems was
expected to begin in March.
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Stoughton police are still looking for the


suspect in an armed robbery of a gas station
on Roby Road the night of Feb. 24.
According to a release from the Stoughton
Police Department, officers responded to
a call at 10:39 p.m. last night of an armed
robbery of the PDQ at the intersection
of Hwy. 51 and Roby Road. Police said a
5-foot 6-inch tall man with a medium- to
heavy-build wearing a camouflage jacket
with a hood pulled over his head pointed
a gun at the clerk before leaving with an
undisclosed amount of cash.
K-9 units provided by Maple Grove
tracked the man to a nearby street, where
he apparently was picked up by another
vehicle, according to police.
The Dane County Sheriffs, Wisconsin
State Patrol, Maple Grove and Oregon
Police Departments are assisting with the
investigation.
Anyone with information can contact the
Stoughton Police Department at 873-3374.

FURNITURE & SPORTSWEAR


SALES POSITION
We are now accepting applications
for part time or half time positions
selling outdoor and casual furniture
in the summer and assisting in our
sportswear and clothing department
in the winter. This is a year round
job with flexible shifts ranging from
15-30 hours per week. If you enjoy
working with people, have a flair for
color and design and love the great
outdoor please stop by our store and
apply in person. Chalet is a fun and
friendly place to work and we've been
a member of the local community for
over 35 years. We sell the best quality
brand name merchandise and provide
a high level of personalized service.
Chalet is locally owned and we have a
great appreciation for our employees
and customers. We offer a generous
base salary plus commission, paid
training and a nice benefits package.
Please stop by the store and apply
in person:
Chalet Ski & Patio Store
5252 Verona Road
Madison, WI 53711
608-273-8263
chalet@chaletski.com

GROWING CONCRETE company


looking for experienced flat work
finisher, foundation form setter, concrete
foremen and operator. DL/CDL helpful.
Competitive wages, insurance benefits.
608-289-3434
MCCARTHY NURSING HOME.
Consultant dietician. Must be licensed
in the state of Wisconsin. Duties
include planning menus, consulting
staff on dietary matters for our 8
clients. Attend resident annual
staffings and document in-residence
medical records. Call 608-873-7462
after 2:00pm. Ask for Mike. Email:
m.carthy@att.net.
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Seeking detail oriented and reliable
candidate. Flexible 20-30 hrs/wk. Job
description and applications available at:
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434 Health Care, Human


Services & Child Care
COMFORT KEEPERS IN MADISON
Seeking caregivers to provide care
to seniors in their homes. Valid DL/
Dependable Vehicle required. FT & PT
positions available. Flexible scheduling.
$1000 sign-on bonus.
Call 608-442-1898
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES
SURGERY SCRUB RN:
.8 FTE position, on-call required.
DIRECTOR of PATIENT FINANCIAL
SERVICES:
Full-time salaried management
position.
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER:
Full to part-time clinic position.
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN: Seeking
part-time certified tech.
OR TECH:
.8 FTE, part-time tech position.
PT/OT:
Per diem opportunity in our skilled
nursing facilities.
To find out more detailed information
about all open positions and to
apply, go to our website at
www.uplandhillshealth.org
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Dodgeville, WI 53533

COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL


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Customer Appreciation Week!
Apr 04-10. 20% Discount!
Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
200 Dealers in 400 Booths
Third floor furniture, locked cases
Location: 239 Whitney St
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-1992
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696 Wanted To Buy


WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.
We sell used parts.
Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
Edgerton, 608-884-3114

705 Rentals
GREENWOOD APARTMENTS
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
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139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.
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STOUGHTON 3-BEDROOM lower level
of two-flat, near downtown, River Bluff
School. Newly renovated. Central air.
W/D, water included. No pets. $855/
month+security deposit. 608-873-7655
or 608-225-9033.

MATURE & EXPERIENCED. CNA+.


Part-time flexible. Nanny-type work w/
adults, Stoughton. Calls only. Holly:
608.225.5037.

VERONA ONE Bedroom Available


March. Heat Included, $530 month. Dave
608-575-0614

TRAINER - Provide personal care assistance and skills training to individuals


with developmental disabilities in vocational & community settings. 30 hrs/
week. $11.77 /hr. Excellent benefits.
Send resume by 3/15/16 to sbraund@
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Page St., Stoughton WI 53589 AA/EOE

ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors


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

720 Apartments

548 Home Improvement


A&B ENTERPRISES
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
608-835-7791

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon


Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
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750 Storage Spaces For Rent


ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE
10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
BRAND NEW
OREGON/BROOKLYN
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900
C.N.R. STORAGE
Located behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
Oak Opening Dr. behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Call: 608-509-8904
DEER POINT STORAGE
Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS
5x10 thru 12x25
608-335-3337

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

990 Farm: Service


& Merchandise

RASCHEIN PROPERTY
STORAGE
6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-520-0240

Tinas Home Cleaning, LLC

(608) 513-3638 (608) 835-0339

RENT SKIDLOADERS
MINI-EXCAVATORS
TELE-HANDLER
and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
grinder.
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
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Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411

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FOOD SERVICE

Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has an opening for


a Nutrition Services Aide/Cook. This is a benefit position with
hours averaging 22 per week including alternating weekends
and holidays. Primary shift hours are 9:30 am-5:15 pm for
weekdays and 11:15 am-7:15 pm for weekends. For the Cooks
duties previous knowledge and experience with institutional
size cooking, kitchen safety and sanitation is preferred. The
successful candidate will be required to complete and pass a
Serv-Safe course. The Aide duties include serving meals, clean
up, and washing dishes. Both positions require the ability to lift,
push and pull at least 50 pounds.
Interested candidates should submit application/resume to:
Nancy Martin, Director of Human Resources
Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
400 N. Morris St.
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-5651 Ext. 308
Fax (608) 873-0696
nmartin@skaalen.com
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LAWN MOWING
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Fully Insured.
608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025

WISCONSIN STATE
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HELP WANTED

The Wisconsin State Journal


is looking for carriers to deliver in the Stoughton/Oregon
area. Must be available early
A.M.s, 7 days a week, have a
dependable vehicle. Routes
earn approx. $800/month.

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Serving as a courier between our three offices.
Delivery and sales tracking of our publications to established retail outlets.
Scheduling maintenance and repairs as needed for our company van.

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On average you will work about 10 hours a week, two hours every Monday morning,
approximately 8 hours every Wednesday. Once a month there be an additional
delivery day to distribute two specialty publications.

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Lawn Care
Company

The successful candidate will be at least 18 years of age with a good driving record.
Able to drive in all types of weather and able to lift, load and carry bundles of papers.

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

554 Landscaping, Lawn,


Tree & Garden Work

Call
Manthe Lawn Care

Established, locally owned cleaning


company is now hiring.

975 Livestock

NORTH PARK STORAGE


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

608.243.8800

HELP WANTED

WALMERS TACK SHOP


16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI
608-882-5725

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon


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

TOMAS PAINTING
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.
608-873-6160

8210 Highview Drive - Madison

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RECOVER PAINTING currently offering


winter discounts on all painting, drywall
and carpentry. Recover urges you to join
in the fight against cancer, as a portion of
every job is donated to cancer research.
Free estimates, fully insured, over 20
years of experience. Call 608-270-0440.

to download
an application:
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970 Horses

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

Azura Memory Care is always looking for exceptional


caregivers to join our team. Experience in the field
is a plus, but we are most interested in the care and
compassion you demonstrate to the people we serve.
To view our current openings and apply please visit:
www.azuramemory.com/careers

Now hiring caregivers to help our seniors on a variety of


shifts. We offer competitive wages, Paid Time Off,
$1.00/hour night & weekend shift differentials, paid
training, plus health, dental & other benefits for eligible
staff.

OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT


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

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WALLPAPERING
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35 + Years Professional
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Free-Estimates
References/Insured
Arthur Hallinan
608-455-3377

Resident Caregivers/CNAs

801 Office Space For Rent

DOUG'S HANDYMAN
SERVICE
"Honey Do List"
No job too small
608-845-8110

for the right person!


Great Pay - DOE

UNION ROAD STORAGE


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

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560 Professional Services

SUPER 8 VERONA
Immediate openings!
Assistant Front Desk Supervisor (F/T)
$10-11/hour.
Driver (P/T) $10/hour.
Front Desk Associates:
$9-$10/hour (F/T, P/T).
Experience preferred,
but willing to train
right people.
Paid training, vacation, uniform. Free
room nights.
Apply in person:
131 Horizon Dr., Verona

March 3, 2016

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March 3, 2016

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Innovation Grants

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Students explore Makerspace, outdoor classroom


River Bluff Middle School
Makerspace
Two of this years grants went
to educators at River Bluff Middle
School, including spending $1,000
to turn part of the school library
into a Makerspace area, a do-ityourself spot where students can
gather to create, invent and learn.
The Makerspace area opened the
third week of school on Mondays
and Tuesdays during lunchtime, and
River Bluff Library Media Specialist
Mande Shecterle said so many students showed up, they had to limit
participation to one day a week for
25 students per day.
Activities change from week to
week, with plenty of building materials for students to experiment
with, as well as new technology like
Ollies, Spheros, Osmo, virtual
reality goggles and even a MakeyMakey.
Shecterle said shes grateful to
have had the chance to implement
new and exciting technologies
with students.
Students are very excited to
try new things, (and) its been

Stoughton High School

interesting to see students go from


the learning stage to teaching peers,
once they become comfortable with
a piece of technology, she said.
Shecterle said she hopes to continue offering Makerspace activities next year, even without the
grant funding, noting she plans to
purchase consumables for the class
using money earned from annual
book fairs.
Much of my money has been
spent on technologies that I can
keep in the library and use year after
year, Shecterle said.

Easy as Pi
River Bluff business education
teacher Chris Maedke won a $1,500
grant to integrate mini-computers
called Raspberry Pi(s) into his curriculum. He used them with some
first semester classes and will be
doing so with his second semester
students later in the spring.
The computers were used by
seventh-graders for programming
and an eighth-grade computer coding class. Maedke said hes pleased
at how things have gone so far this

year, noting that the next step in the


program is continuing to integrate
sixth-graders in various projects
using the computers.
I had students who turned them
into webcams, gaming systems,
using programming to create games,
music players, and others, Maedke
said. The kids enjoyed the projects
and we all learned a lot.
Maedke said the computers, which
cost around $35 apiece (more with
accessories), can be used for everything from general use to robotics
and engineering projects and programming. They allow for more
individualized, hands-on access to
inspire innovation and creativity,
and help inspire interest for careers
in technology.
In this request for the grant, Maedke noted a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report that predicts 1 million
open computing jobs in the country by 2022, and that computer science majors have 40 percent higher
lifetime earnings that other college
graduates.

SHS science teacher Amy


Hermansons $1,500 grant
will eventually create a
multi-use/cross-curricular
space for students and community, and a variety of
people are teaming up to do
just that this year.
Math students are computing how much dirt and
mulch will be needed, and
art students are creating
everything from bat, butterfly and bird homes and
feeders to sculptures and
vertical gardens. Students
from the Fab Lab are creating the signs and lighting.
Community members
have also helped out the
project. Working alongside
students have been community groups and businesses
like Studio 184, Mandt
Quarry, Stoughton Garden Center and the City of
Stoughton.
The students will be
working with the state
Department of Natural
Resources to add sustainable, native species to the
outdoor classroom. When
the weather warms up in
spring, Hermanson said students will plant perennials
and add mulch, stone and
borders to the classroom,
which sits just outside the
high school building.
I am really proud of the
students designs and how
much thought and research
they put into the design process now we are trying
to implement all the great
student ideas, she said.
We are looking forward to
working with younger students on planting day.
Earlier this school year,
students visited the Aldo
Leopold Nature Center in
Baraboo to get ideas about
the schools outdoor classroom. The center has returned
developed areas back into
natural areas and has many
sustainable features.

Scott De Laruelle

Outdoors
focus
Reflection on
biodiversity and the
environment written in
Aldo Leopold Style
by SHS student Julia
Olson:

The trees
cascaded over the
canopy creating
brethren among
the branches.
They gathered up
in the unreachable
heights of the
sky, intertwining
between the
numerous shades
of the foliage
and the sheer
proximity of the
sticks. Walking
beneath the trees
is being enveloped
in the way of
the land, it is
the feeling of an
animal discovering
the nature around
them for the first
time. The land
is a pathway, a
pathway to nurture
the soul in the art
of living solely to
experience all that
nature can give.
Once the classroom is
more complete, Hermanson will create a scheduling system for teachers to
check out the classroom
by hour and then analyze
trends to see what else
could be added to enhance
the outdoor classroom over
time.
Scott De Laruelle

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