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SHS friends
face felonies
for heroin death
Jacob Bielanski
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Photo by Jeremy Jones

Members of the Stoughton girls basketball team celebrate Saturday inside Middleton High School after beating Union Grove 35-34 in
overtime of the WIAA Division 2 sectional final game. The victory advanced the Vikings to their second state tournament in school history.
Stoughtons only other state tournament experience was in 1998 with a loss in the Division 1 quarterfinals.

Ready to go for gold

When David Beloungy


needed a heroin fix last
month, he turned to a
friend hed known since
high school in Stoughton.
Now both he and
Wyatt A. Staff a
former JV wrestler
and 2013 graduate of
Stoughton High School
along with a suspected
heroin dealer, face felony charges after an overdose killed Beloungys
Waupun roommate,
32-year-old Joshua
Strate.
According to the complaint filed March 3 in
the Dane County Circuit
Court, Beloungy, 21,
called Staff, 20, from
Monona to buy heroin,
ultimately picking him
up at 2:30 a.m. in Stoughton, where he lives with

Vikings make first trip to state since 1998

Anthony Iozzo

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Assistant sports editor

It took a trip to overtime Saturday,


but the Stoughton High School girls
basketball team is headed to the WIAA
Division 2 state tournament after a
35-34 win over Union Grove Saturday
at Middleton High School.
The Vikings (24-2 overall), which
won their 23rd straight game, have had
an efficient offense all year, but it was
defense that allowed Stoughton to earn
a trip to the Resch Center in Green Bay
Friday and Saturday.
This has been a goal for me and my
team since we were in the fourth grade,
since our very first game when we were
little, junior Aly Weum said. To get
the opportunity to be there is huge,
but we are not done now that we are

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going there. And we know that with the
streak we have our winning streak
we dont want it to end. We have two
more games, and that will accomplish
our goal.
Stoughton, which beat Monroe (1014) and Monona Grove (19-5) for a
third time at regionals, also needed to
get past Waunakee (20-4) Thursday
just to make the sectional final. The
Vikings dominated the Warriors 67-43.
It is a special group. This will
only be my second year, but I think
this group gets along tremendously.

On-and-off the floor they care about


each other, and I think that makes a
huge difference, head coach Brad
Pickett said. We have been through
some battles this year together. That
makes it special, but like we talked
about today at the beginning of practice, This is great that we accomplished one of our goals to go to state,
but lets not be done with that. While
we are there, lets win a couple more.
Stoughton will play Onalaska (215) at 1:35 p.m. Friday in the D2 state
semifinals. The winner of that game
will play the winner of Mukwonago
(23-3) and Oak Creek (23-3) in the
state final at 6:35 p.m. Saturday.
We know we have put ourselves in a
position to do good things, so as long as
we play our game, we are pretty confident, junior Payton Kahl said.

Beloungy

Staff

his parents. Beloungy


allegedly told investigators that Staff brought a
kit that included a cooker
and three syringes and
had the men drive to a
hotel on the east side of
Madison to meet his connection, known as Ty,
later identified as Christopher Jenkins.
After purchasing heroin from Jenkins, Staff
helped cook it and filled
the syringes for the two
men, who immediately
injected it while still
parked at the hotel.

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Taking
home the
silver
Stoughton
finishes as
the D1 state
runner-up
for second
straight year
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City continues lead efforts following River Bluff Middle School episode
Older pipes replaced at a rate of over 2,400 feet per year
lead-contaminated water systems, Stoughtons water utility is continuing a policy of
replacing aging pipes to hopefully prevent
As a drinking water contamination a similar situation.
The city experienced a brush with lead
controversy in Flint, Mich. has brought
national attention to the danger of contamination concern last year, after

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River Bluff Middle School shut down its


drinking water supplies for several months
due to elevated levels of lead. In October
2014, the schools water system tested at
16 micrograms per liter, more than the safe
allowable level of 15 under DNR and EPA
rules.
An independent investigation eventually

found two separate sources of contamination, and the school began returning water
service last March.
Even before the River Bluff incident,
Stoughton Utilities director Robert Kardaz
said the city was beginning to replace
aging water mains that could potentially

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City prepares to deal with bats in Opera House


Expert to speak next
week Thursday

Redell breaks down bat facts, plans talk

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Jennifer Redell, conservation biologist with the Wisconsin


Department of Natural Resources, will deliver a talk on bats on
March 17 as part of Sustainable Stoughtons Green Thursday
series. She has been advising the city on how to deal with a suspected small colony of bats roosting in the attic of the Stoughton
Opera House.

Brehm said the Opera


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Redell this spring or early
summer to set up a day
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if any steps should be taken, he said.
Redell recommended
that the city install temporary one-way doors that
would allow bats to escape
the building but not return.
In an interview with the
Hub, she noted that bats in
Wisconsin are listed as a
threatened species, and that
it is illegal to kill or harm
them.
However, bats should
not be in a living space,
she continued. So its
perfectly acceptable and
encouraged that folks
should exclude bats from
their living space, but it
needs to be done at the
appropriate time of the
year.
There is a non-exclusion
period in Wisconsin June
1 through Aug. 15 when
bats cannot be excluded
from homes or buildings unless theres a valid
health concern thats been
documented, Redell said.
Brehm wrote, If we use
a few one-way doors at
the right time of year, the

Q&

Hub: Is there reason for hope for the bat population relating to
white nose syndrome?
Redell: Theres a nationwide and international collaborative effort
among different agencies and researchers to address white nose syndrome. Because of the nature of the disease and how bats behave and
what they require, were looking at a number of options. There are
various treatments that are being trialed in lab settings and also in the
field. Were involved in a number of those projects in Wisconsin.
Were anticipating that theres not one method for controlling the disease but a number
of channels to follow to attempt to treat sick bats or control the disease or prevent it from
spreading. That could be looking at vaccinations or decontamination of a hibernation site,
like a mine, or treating the bats themselves as they hibernate to try to prevent the spread of
fungal growth. Those are all things that are being looked at right now.

Hub: It sounds like a monumental problem and task.


Redell: Yes, and we find ourselves playing catch up because bats historically have been
misunderstood and therefore underfunded and understudied. And so when this disease first
became an issue and came to our attention in 2007-08, we had a lot of work to do just to
understand bat hibernation more thoroughly and then of course to understand whats causing the disease and how it affects bats. And only then could we begin to search for potential
treatments.
Hub: Why are bats important to human beings apart from the fact that they eat a lot
of mosquitos?
Redell: Worldwide, in general, 20 percent of earths mammal diversity are bats. Theres
about 1,200 species, and obviously theyre an important form of pest control. Its not just
mosquitos but its agriculture and forestry pests, particularly in this part of the world. They
save our farmers pesticide costs to the tune of billions of dollars annually.
Bats are also responsible worldwide for spreading seeds and pollinating plants that provide many of the fruits that we eat: mangoes, avocados, papayas, dates and bananas.
colony will simply take
up residence in one of the
other neighborhood roosts.
If we have a larger migratory colony, then Jennifer
and I plan to revisit options
but she doesnt think that

is likely.
Once officials have a
better idea of the bat situation, theyre likely to follow a recommendation that
Redell made at last Octobers council meeting that

the city hire a company


that specializes in keeping
bats out of human living
spaces, versus a pest-control company that might
cost less but is not as wellversed in the field.

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Last October, the Common Council was persuaded to reject a staff recommendation to hire a company to attempt to bat-proof
the City Hall and Stoughton
Opera House.
Instead, the council
sent the matter back to the
Finance Committee for
more discussion. Since
then, Opera House director Bill Brehm has worked
with a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist
whos also a bat specialist,
Jennifer Redell, to determine the best way to keep
bats from roosting in the
theaters attic.
In a February memo to
the citys leadership team,
Brehm wrote that with
Redells help, We have
confirmed that there is a
small colony (10 or less) of
large brown bats that hibernate in the attic during the
winter.
He said Redell referred
to it as a bachelor colony
because it is a small, allmale population that probably frequents several other
roosts in the neighborhood
during the warmer months.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist Jennifer Redell is scheduled to deliver a
presentation on Wisconsin bats next Thursday, March 17,
Who: DNR bat
at Sustainable Stoughtons monthly Green Thursdays prospecialist Jennifer
gram.
Redell will talk about how bats are incredible and amaz- Redell presentation
ing animals, she said. Ill be talking a little bit about basic
What: Green
bat biology and some natural history, and Ill be concentrat- Thursdays, organized by
ing on the bats that we have here in Wisconsin.
Sustainable Stoughton
Wisconsin has seven species of bats, Redell explained,
When: 6-7:15 p.m.
and shell present details about their annual cycle and ecol- Thursday, March 17
ogy, and what were doing to study them, why its imporWhere: EMS Building,
tant, and also why theyre under threat.
516
S. Fourth Street
The bat population throughout North America has been
Info:
devastated by a disease known as white nose syndrome,
Redell said. Scientists say that almost six million bats had sustainablestoughton@
died from the disease as of 2012, and still there is no known gmail.com
cure.
It is ravaging our bat population within the state during
the hibernation period, Redell said. So Ill be covering that and also letting people know
what they can do to help bats at this time, and addressing questions about bats in buildings
and homes.
She said shell bring a couple of live bats with her to next Thursdays program a native
Wisconsin bat and also an African fruit bat, or flying foxes, as theyre also known.
The Hub spoke with Redell on Tuesday.

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Stoughton Area School District

City of Stoughton

District completes audit of


all buildings

KPW plat, Deaks


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The threats to schools might not


have changed much in the last decade
or so, but some of the ways law
enforcement and school officials are
dealing with them have.
Part of Monday nights school
board meeting discussion dealt with
the nightmare scenario of an active
shooter at one of the Stoughton
schools, and how police, staff and
students would react. The topic came
up as district director of business services Erica Pickett and buildings and
grounds supervisor Calvin Merath presented findings from a recently completed safety audit.
Pickett said the audit, done every
three years, evaluated the interior
and exterior of all district buildings.
Though the item was up for only discussion, not action, the two presented
a list of recommendations for school
board members to consider in future
budgets.
Some of the smaller items included
increased use of signs and stickers
around schools to better identify areas
and increased usage of ID badges by
staff and guests. Some larger ones
were improving security cameras, creating more secure building entrances
and even changing the way schools
approach safety in the event of an
active shooter in a building.

If students enjoy having Friday off of school, they can thank


the success of the Stoughton High
School girls basketball team and
coaches.
The team is set to play its Division II state semifinal contest Friday in Green Bay against Onalaska.
Monday night, district administrator Tim Onsager said after
talking to numerous people and
going back and forth on the idea
throughout the day, he announced
all K-12 classes in the district
would be canceled to give staff and
students a chance to travel to the
game.
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Seconds count
In a worst-case scenario where an
active shooter is in a school, district
superintendent Tim Onsager said
recent law enforcement studies are
suggesting different tactics for students and staff.
That is, if you can get out of the
building safely, do it.
If you can take your class and run
and flee, thats your first option, he
said. If you cant safely run, then
hide. If you are discovered, then you
fight; you dont just sit there Its
different, as educators, than how we
were trained.
Stoughton police chief Greg Leck
said that so-called Run, hide, fight

model is now in use in many school


districts, in part because of the high
casualties in some cases in which students and teachers have hidden in
classrooms or confined areas and were
unable to escape from a shooter.
It is age-specific, he said. Its a
mind-set and thought process for that
teacher or parent volunteer or highschooler. Weve had incidents around
the country where high school students
have stopped or prevented attacks. Its
very important.
In response to questions from board
president Liz Menzer on which recommendations should be a priority, Leck
said it should be installing more secure
entrances, which could slow down a
possible shooter from gaining access
to a building, giving police more time
to respond. He said national studies
on active shooters show it takes only
about three to five minutes for them
to complete their process, compared
with a typical police response of three
to four minutes.
Literally, every second we can gain
for going into the school and getting
there is huge; it cant be underestimated, he said Just having that slow
down, even if its just a matter of seconds, can make a difference.
Leck said the audit goes a long way
in shoring up some of the concerns
Stoughton police have about school
safety.
Having secure entrances sometimes its an inconvenience, but its
more for protection of kids and staff,
he said.

Engagement days get students moving in schools


Nothing beats the winter blahs like
some fun indoor activities.
Students at River Bluff Middle
School and Fox Prairie and Sandhill
elementary schools had some unique
opportunities to both move around and
learn some fun and informative facts
during an engagement day on Friday,
Jan. 22. According to a district release,
the programs activities are aimed
at fostering student engagement in
Stoughton schools.
At the middle school, the morning
started with the annual talent show,
River Bluff's Got Talent, before starting with its first Engagement Day of
2016, themed "Healthy Lifestyles &
Decisions." Students could choose from
activities like cornhole, snowshoeing,

yoga basketball, and could also play


Minecraft and chess, as well as a game
using clues to solve puzzles. There were
presentations about the nutritional value
of beef, and from a real-life CSI (crime
scene investigator) from the Madison
Police Department.

Its elementary
Fox Prairie Elementary School
kicked off its morning with a family
breakfast before the school day, serving around 300 families cinnamon rolls,
fresh fruit, milk and coffee, and the
chance to chat.
Later in the day, students selected
from around 20 activities overseen by
staff or community members, including
Hour of Code, geocaching on school

grounds, cookie and cupcake decorating, yoga, Tai Chi, board games, basketball. There were even engineering
challenges where students could design
paper airplanes or figure out how to
"bridge" two desks with gumdrops and
toothpicks.
Sandhill Elementary School its twiceannual Kids Club, an hour-long program that gives students a chance to
experience what it is like to be in a club
by experiencing an activity, according to the district. Students could pick
from programs including sign language,
writing Japanese, in-line skating, writing online comics, cooking and playing SKUNK, an online variation of a
dice game to illustrate the difference
between choice and chance.

Stoughton woman dies in Fulton crash


A 21-year-old Stoughton woman was killed in
a head-on collision in the
early morning last Saturday,
March 5, off U.S. Hwy 51 in
the Town of Fulton.
According to the Rock
County Sheriffs Department, Alexis Coleman was
a passenger in a 1997 Acura
Integra driven by Andrew
Wright, 26, also of Stoughton. The two were traveling north on Hwy. 51 at
around 2:20 a.m. when the
car began sliding sideways
across the center line.
According to the

department, the Acura was


struck on the passenger side
by a Toyota
Tacoma light
truck driven
by a 28-yearold Edgerton
man. Coleman, a 2013
Stoughton
High School
Coleman
graduate,
was pronounced dead at the scene,
while Wright suffered serious, but non-life-threatening
injuries. According to the
complaint, the driver of the

truck suffered minor injuries


and was transported, along
with Wright, to Janesvilles
Mercy Hospital.
A male passenger in the
Tacoma was uninjured,
according to the sheriffs
department. The Rock
County Medical examiner
said the further testing was
pending, but confirmed that
Coleman died as a result
of injuries sustained in the
crash.
A visitation will be held
from 3-7 p.m. on Friday,
March 11, at Cress Funeral
Home, 206 W. Prospect St.

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Stoughton


Weeks after an ash tree-killing beetle
was confirmed in nearby McFarland,
Stoughton announced the inevitable Tuesday.
A city news release said emerald ash
borer, which has spread across Dane County over the last year and a half, was confirmed in a tree on the northwest side of
the city.
City arborist Randy Nelson discovered

the tree, according to the release, and it was


confirmed by an employee with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
City crews removed three trees in the
area immediately.
Nelson previously told the Hub he and
city officials expected to find EAB in the
city sometime soon, given its presence in
many surrounding communities.
Scott Girard

Obituary
Colemans obituary
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The public will get a say on the formal layout of


Kettle Park Wests second, more residential-focused
phase at this Mondays particularly packed Planning
Commission meeting.
Forward Development Group, the company facilitating the KPW development, has been appearing at
the last few meetings with more and more hints as to
whats to come for the 80-acre development. With the
final plat and zoning requests, the public will get a
more specific idea of what they hope to do.
Developers have tentatively presented long-term
plans at previous meetings for the space north of the
forthcoming Wal-Mart Supercenter, including multitenant senior housing units, single-family lots and a
hotel.
City planning and development director Rodney
Scheel told the Hub DNR wetlands protection plans for
the site are already approved and that ongoing wetland
restoration plans coordinated between the developer
and the DNR likely would not stop or change development schedules.

Deaks, flood insurance measure


Deaks Pub and Grill off U.S. Hwy. 51 is looking to
expand, including the addition of an outdoor seating
area, according to a conditional use permit also being
considered on Monday.
Scheel did not have dimensions for the renovation
immediately available, but he indicated it includes
both indoor and outdoor expansion.
In addition to the expansion, the commission must
also consider an update to its floodplain zoning as part
of a requirement by the DNR.
The community will have the opportunity to speak
on these issues at the Planning Commissions next
meeting, beginning 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the
City Council chambers at 321 S. 4th St.
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City Seeks Nominations for Volunteer of the Year


and Business Person of the Year

The City of Stoughton is seeking nominations to highlight one special volunteer for the
15th annual Stoughton Volunteer of the Year. City officials also are seeking nominations
to highlight a Stoughton Business Person of the Year. Recipients will be chosen by Mayor
Donna Olson and staff based upon information regarding their contributions to our community
included in the nomination letter.
City officials will formally thank all Stoughton volunteers and businesses during National
Volunteer Week, April 10-16. The winners of the Stoughton Volunteer of the Year,
Stoughton Business Person of the Year, as well as Stoughton Friend of Youth will receive
plaques at a reception in their honor in the mayors office at 381 E. Main St., Stoughton,
Tuesday, April 12, 3-4 pm.
Stoughton is known for the dedication and commitment of the many volunteers that assist in
our schools, at the senior center, area churches, library, food pantries, youth center, as well
as numerous other areas of our city.
The city is equally blessed with businesses and business people that take their commitment
to the community very seriously. It would be difficult to count the many times and ways that
local businesses step to the forefront when asked to donate to an upcoming benefit or event.
Nominations must be received no later than Friday, March 25, 2016.
Send your nominations to: 2016 Volunteer of the Year/2016 Business Person of the Year.
Stoughton City Hall, 381 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589
Email: Mdemcak@ci.stoughton.wi.us

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Opinion

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Letter to the editor

District 2 needs Tass Johnson


Since becoming acquainted
with Tass, we have been very
impressed with the range and
depth of both her experience and
thinking.
When she decided to become
a candidate, she knew that her
training in land use, urban planning and conservation would
benefit Stoughton as we move
forward to a sustainable future.
She has had business training and
experience valuable in understanding the operation of a city.
Tass is committed to bringing
more transparency to our city
government so that we voters
are not surprised by decisions on
which we have not been able to
offer input. She understands and
appreciates the rich history and

unique culture of our community.


Strong features of that history
need to be supported to maintain
the fabric that is unique to the
Stoughton area.
Tass is personable. She wants
to hear from her constituents and
have dialogue on the future of
our city.
Please join us in supporting
Tass Johnson by voting for her
on April 5. She offers a necessary
and positive change for us.
David Sharpe, past council
member and president
Jonathan Lewis, Police and
Fire Commission member,
River Trail committee chair,
Stoughton Opera House Board
member

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Revolutionary health
plan is what we need
T

he recent Democratic
debates have not presented
the best opportunity
for either Sanders or Clinton
when it comes to explaining
their competing health
care plans for
America.
Bernies plan
basically is the
Medicare for
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Davis
years in our
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in the United States. The federal government would tax individuals and employers, and with
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In a recent poll, 51 percent of
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Clintons plan is basically
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that system. Basically, Clinton
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The single-payer, Medicare
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the political campaigns of politicians supporting the status quo.
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of course, she states her plan is
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Sanders plan, including additional taxes, is on his
website, hiding in plain sight
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medicare-for-all. Its a few pages long, and I am sure Clintons


staff has studied it well.
Under his plan, all Americans
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more copays, no more deductibles and no more arguments
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Present total healthcare cost
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$10,000 a year per person.
The proposed Medicare for
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likely with additional startup
costs. All present government
revenue presently spent on
healthcare would be placed into
the Medicare for All account.
The following new taxes
would be added and placed into
the same federal account:
6.2 percent income-based
health care tax by employers:
estimated revenue $630 billion
per year
2.2 percent income-based
tax on households: estimated
revenue $210 billion per year
For the first one, a person
earning $50,000 annually would
incur a $3,100 annual payment
from employers, saving an average of $9,500 per employee per
year (On average, an employer
today pays $12,600 annually for
family health insurance.)
For the second, per Sanders,
an average family of four, after
taking the standard deductions,
would pay $466 per year, saving more than $5,800 annually.
(Presently, a family pays about
$5,000 in premiums, plus about
$1,300 in deductibles.)
How can both the employer
and the worker save substantially each year, and still have
quality health care? Because the
high-money earners (both salary and unearned income) and
the wealthiest Americans will
pay higher taxes, and various tax

breaks related to company health


care spending would be eliminated.
The rest of the revenue from
Sanders plan:
An increase in marginal
income tax rates, with an estimated revenue of $110 billion
per year.
Tax unearned income (capital gains and dividends) the
same as income from work, with
an estimated revenue of $92 billion per year.
Limit tax deductions for
families making over $250,000
per year: an estimated revenue
of $15 billion per year.
A new tax system on the
estates of the wealthiest 0.3 percent of Americans, with estates
worth over $3.5 million: an estimated revenue of $21 billion per
year.
Accumulate savings from
several tax breaks that subsidize health care: an estimated
revenue of $310 billion per year.
Combined, these factors would
generate total additional federal revenues per year equal to
approximately $1.4 trillion.
Sanders Medicare for All
single-payer healthcare plan is
a healthcare plan thats smart
for kids, working families and
seniors. Its smart for American
corporations facing an unlevel playing field in developed
nations that already have single
payer healthcare for their workers.
Sanders Medicare for All
is a revolution I am in favor of.
Are you?
Read more at berniesanders.
com/issues/medicare-for-all/
to help you decide how to vote
Tuesday, April 5, in the Wisconsin presidential primary.
Buzz Davis is a resident of
Stoughton and a former alder
for the city, U.S. Army officer,
union organizer and retired
state government planner.

Correction
A story in the Feb. 25 issue of the Hub about an energy grant for Stoughton Trailers included a photo of
a welding handle that was misidentified. The handle is not part of the RoboVent equipment. The mistake
was due to a miscommunication while the reporter toured the facility. The Hub regrets the error.

March 10, 2016

Sunday hours change working for library


Years ago, the Stoughton Public Library was open on
Sundays, and if results from a recent test run means anything, it may be once again soon.
Since January, the library has kept Sunday hours from
1-5 p.m., something that will continue through May 22 as
library officials gauge interest in permanent Sunday hours.
So far, it looks like people like the new arrangement and are
increasingly coming to the library on Sunday afternoons.
In an email to the Hub last week, Stoughton Public
Library Board of Trustees President Linda Schaefer said
while the board had considered the change for the past few
years, the recently completed renovation to the librarys
second floor made for perfect timing.
This seemed like the natural next step, she said. Were
excited the public is enjoying being here on Sundays and
hope to receive funding to be able to continue being open
on Sundays when school resumes in fall.
Library director Richard MacDonald said overall public reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. In polling other Dane County libraries, he said about half of them
offer Sunday hours, and was pleased to learn that day tends
to be the busiest of the week for most libraries. MacDonald
said he learned that Stoughton residents would go to another library such as McFarland when the Stoughton Library
was closed.
In an email to the Hub on Tuesday, MacDonald said there
are still a number of variables library officials need to consider before they can figure a specific cost of permanently
establishing Sunday hours.
Once weve completed this pilot program then we will
know more about the costs, he said.
MacDonald added that the library would only be
open on Sundays during the school year (minus any

holiday Sundays), and could be staffed either by limited


term employees or regular staff members. Currently, the
library is generally staffed on Sundays by two LTEs and
one regular staff member. If that continues, the added cost
would be around $12,000 per year, he said it would be
closer to $16,000 if the library had to hire more permanent
staff.

More flexibility
Last Sunday, 209 people visited the library during the
four hours it was open, according to a press release from
the library board, including Lisa Resch, who said she was
happy to be able to bring her daughter to the library on a
Sunday since she works on Saturday.
Another mom, Katie Holt said, Its so nice having the
flexibility to come when we want. Phil Hindman, a dad
with two kids who recently moved to the area, said we
missed not being able to come to the library on Sundays.
Whether the library is able to stay open on Sundays this
fall depends on funding from the city, MacDonald said,
which means competing for limited dollars. Schaefer,
noting that the city funds many important services, said
library officials hope that through the program, they have
demonstrated community support for the additional library
funding.
MacDonald encouraged residents to show their support
for Sunday hours by calling their local alders and sharing
their experiences at the library.
For more information about the Stoughton Public Library
hours, services and programs, visit stoughtonpubliclibrary.
org or visit the library on Facebook.
Scott De Laruelle

Courier Hub

V.F.W. 42nd Annual

Smelt Feed
Deep Fried Smelt or Swedish Meatballs $ 75

Plus mashed potatoes or french fries and cole slaw


Carrying on the tradition of Our Departed
Comrade, Russ Osterber

Per person

Including Milk or
Coffee

Sun., March 13 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

V.F.W. Badger Post 328 200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton, WI

608-873-9042

Fundraiser for V.F.W. Programs

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Deer Creek Sports & Conservation Club


8475 Miller Road, Verona, WI

Wild Game Feed


& Sporting Clays
March 12, 2016 3-7 p.m.
Wild Game, potato, vegetable, dessert,
coffee/milk - $10.00 per person
Raffles & Door Prizes Drawing at 7 p.m.

Sporting Clays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


$15.00 per person
Shoot & Eat $20.00 per person
Contact: Ray Gilden 832-6261
Vern Martin 437-3999

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If you go
What: Childrens Theater of Madison presents The Wizard
of Oz
When: 2:30 and 7 p.m. March 11-26 (times and days of
performances vary)
Where: Overture Center
Cost: $23-35
Info: overturecenter.org/events/the-wizard-of-oz
He looks up to his
music teacher, Paul Otteson, who has encouraged
him from a very young age
that it is OK for boys to
have an interest in the area
of music/drama/arts, his
mother said in an email to
the Hub.
He has been involved in
the Stoughton Center for
the Performing Arts, where
he played Tiny Tim in A
Christmas Carol in 2014,

and he was a mouse in


Nutcracker in 2015.
Hartbergs favorite part
of performing is being
onstage and seeing the happy audience. He feels very
honored and proud that he
was chosen to be part of
The Lollipop Guild in The
Wizard of Oz.
He is hopeful he will
get to be part of additional
performances and one day
would really like to be in a

movie, Rasmussen said.


Skrepenski, the daughter
of Ken and Meghan Skrepenski, is making her theater performance debut as
a munchkin in the Land of
Oz.
She has played roles such
as Mary in the Christmas
play at her private school
in Madison, where she has
also performed in talent
shows and solos in choir.
Grace has always
enjoyed performing for
family and has always had
a great memory for new
songs or quoting movies,
her mother said in an email
to the Hub. She loves to
see people smile.
Skrepenski looks forward
to doing more acting and
singing in the future.
Samantha Christian

Kate Newton
Unified Newspaper Group

Fill up on a hearty breakfast


while watching the Trinity
Irish Dancers perform during the Stoughton Kiwanis
Clubs 16th annual pancake
breakfast this Saturday.
The breakfast, which runs
from 7:30-11 a.m. in the
Stoughton High School Cafetorium, 600 Lincoln Ave.,
includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, applesauce and beverages. Tickets can be purchased from
Kiwanis members or at the
door, and are $7 for adults,
$4 for kids 6-12 or $20 for an
entire family. Children under
5 can eat for free.
Wheels the Clown will
entertain the crowd from
9-11 a.m., and the Trinity
Irish Dancers will perform at
8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Free
books will also be given out
to preschool and elementary
school-age children during
the breakfast.

We are thrilled the Trinity


Irish Dancers will be joining
us again this year, Kiwanis
president Stacey Wright said
in a release from the club.
The dancers put on a great
show and generously donate
their time, talent and energy.
This is the main annual
fundraiser for the Stoughton
Kiwanis Club, and all proceeds from the breakfast go
towards the clubs community service projects. Last year,
the event raised more than
$6,500.
The Kiwanis Club will
also host a community Easter
egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday,
March 19 at the Mandt Park
Ball Diamond, 321 S. Fourth
St.
Children ages 8 and younger can participate in the free
hunt, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult
and bring their own basket or
bag for collecting eggs. Families can also bring a camera
for a photo opportunity with
the Easter bunny.
Donations will be accepted
for the Personal Essentials
Pantry, and the Stoughton
Kiwanis Club will match all
contributions.

Friday Night

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry


Dine-in only.
Regular menu also available.
Every Friday Night Meat Raffle starts at 5-ish
Every Thursday night Bingo starting at 7:00 p.m.
Serving Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Open to the Public
www.stoughtonvfw.org
Like us on Facebook

Stoughton VFW
Spring Fundraiser
Sat.,200 Veterans
March
19
Rd, Stoughton 608-873-9042

Breakfast with the

Kiwanis to hold annual pancake breakfast Saturday


Easter egg hunt to
follow March 19

200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton


608-873-9042

Easter Bunny

35 South Band at 7:30 pm

If you go
What: Stoughton Kiwanis Club 16th annual pancake
breakfast
When: 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 12
Where: Stoughton High School Cafetorium, 600 Lincoln
Ave.
Tickets: $7 adults, $4 kids 6-12 or $20 per family (kids
under 5 free)
The Kiwanis Club organiz- stoughtonkiwanis.org or call
es youth-oriented programs to 669-2501.
strengthen families, improve
educational opportunities,
foster a sense of community
service, and provide leadership development, according
to the release.
The club also provides
support to the Stoughton
Youth Center, the Dane
County Young Parent Connection, Stoughton Area Key
Club and the Aktion Club, a
Kiwanis Service Leadership
Program for adults living with
disabilities. It meets the first
Thursday of the month at 5:30
p.m. in the Vennevoll Clubhouse, located at the north
end of Henry Street.
For information on the
pancake breakfast, egg
hunt or the club, visit

8:00 am - 11:30 am
Breakfast: pancakes, scrambled eggs,
sausage, coffee or milk

Adults $7, Children under 10 $3.50


Children under 2 Free!
Bring the whole family for this great spring photo event!
The Easter Bunny will be here!
Bring your camera!

35 South Band at 7:30 pm

Kickck up your boots to country, soul, and rock n roll!


All proceeds benefit Stoughton VFW| Donations are appreciated.
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Is it true? Can it be?


Robert Moe is 70!
Happy 70th Birthday
on March 13, Papa!

Love,
All your grandchildren and great-grandchild

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Lukas Hartberg and


Gracelyn Skrepenski are
off to see the wizard. The
Stoughton 8-year-olds have
been cast as munchkins in
the Childrens Theater of Madisons production of
Wizard of
Oz, which
will be perf o r m e d a t Hartberg
the Overture
Center this
month.
Hartberg,
the son of
Darren Hartberg and
Krista Rasmussen, is a
third-grader Skrepenski
at Fox Prairie Elementary School.

VFW Badger Post 328 Inc.

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Stoughton kids to perform in Overtures Wizard of Oz

March 10, 2016

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Coming up

Community calendar

with the flame of a beeswax candle and


carving with small tools.
Visit the library for winter/spring
For information, contact Darlene
storytimes at 10 a.m. Wednesdays Arneson at arnesonfamily5@gmail.com
through March 30 or at 9:30 a.m. Fri- or 873-7209.
days through April 1. Kids ages 0-5
can participate in circle time, singing, Leaving Iowa
crafts and early literacy activities while
The Stoughton Village Players will
listening to stories. No pre-registration perform their production of Leaving
is required. For information, call 873- Iowa at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10
6281.
through Saturday, March 12 and 7:30
p.m. Thursday, March 17 through SatBlessing bags
urday, March 19 at the Stoughton VilSt. Ann Parish will be collecting lage Players Theater, 255 E. Main St.
blessing bags for the homeless until
Leaving Iowa is a family-friendMarch 13 in the parish gathering space, ly comedy centered around a family
323 N. Van Buren St.
road trip, but with a twist: Don (Mark
Stoughton residents are encouraged Wegner), a middle-aged writer, is on a
to fill a gallon-sized plastic bag with search to find a final resting place for
items including toothpaste and tooth- his fathers ashes, and the audience will
brushes, deodorant, shampoo, body see glimpses of his past and present.
wash, lotion and razors. Once theyve Marisa Kahler (Sis), Bryan Wenc (Dad)
filled the bag, they are asked to write and Jean Gohkle (Mom) play the other
a personal note to the person who will main roles.
receive it. The bags will be distributed
Tickets are $10 (Thursdays) and $12
in Stoughton and surrounding com- (Fridays/Saturdays) and available at
munities. For information or a full list StoughtonVillagePlayers.org.
of items, visit stannparish.weconnect.
com/ or search St. Ann Catholic Par- Prairie work party
ish, Stoughton on Facebook.
The Prairie Enthusiasts will hold a
work
party from 9 a.m. to noon SaturUkrainian egg program
day, March 12 at Smith-Reiner Drumlin
The Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, Prairie.
317 S. Page St., will host a Ukrainian
Participants will assist the group in
Decorated Easter Eggs program at 7 brush and tree removal along the access
p.m. Thursday, March 10.
road and boundaries. Gary Birch, the
Presenter Liz Vaenowski will discuss work party leader and longtime Stoughhow eggs can be decorated for Easter ton resident, is one of the primary site
and other holidays by applying multiple stewards for this rare drumlin prairie
layers of beeswax, coloring, melting remnant. To get to Smith-Reiner, take

Winter/spring storytime

Bahai Faith

Covenant Lutheran Church

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911


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

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


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

Bible Baptist Church

2095 Hwy. W, Utica


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

Ezra Church

515 E. Main St., Stoughton 834-9050


ezrachurch.com
Sunday: 10 a.m.

Christ Lutheran 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

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

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

A Life
Celebration Center

www.anewins.com

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221 Kings Lynn Rd.


Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-8888

St. Patricks celebration


The senior center will hold its annual St. Patricks Day luncheon at noon
Thursday, March 17.
Musical entertainment from John
Duggleby and his Smiling St. Pattys
Party will follow lunch. For information or to make lunch reservations,
call 873-8585 by noon on Wednesday,
March 16.

VFW fundraiser
The Stoughton VFW, 200 Veterans
Road, will hold a spring fundraiser on
Saturday, March 19.
The event will begin with a breakfast
with the Easter Bunny from 8-11:30
a.m. The menu includes pancakes,
scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages, and costs $7 for adults, $3.50 for
children under 10. Children under 2
eat for free. Attendees will be able to
take photos with the Easter Bunny, so
bring a camera. The fundraiser continues with a performance by the 35
South Band at 7:30 p.m., playing country, soul and rock n roll. Donations
are appreciated, and will benefit the
Stoughton VFW.
For information, call 873-9042.
Seventh Day Baptist
Church of Albion

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton


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

Stoughton Baptist Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton


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

St. Ann Catholic Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton


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

United Methodist of Stoughton


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

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church


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

Western Koshkonong
Lutheran Church

2633 Church St., Cottage Grove


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

Creating a Better World

873-4590

Mike Smits Dale Holzhuter


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

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

Good Shepherd By The Lake


Lutheran Church

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton


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

1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton

310 E. Washington, Stoughton


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

US-51 S (E. Main St.) 6.4 miles, turn


left onto County Rd. A for 2.3 miles,
turn left on Hwy. 73 for 3 miles, turn
right onto Koshkonong Rd and turn
left onto Clear View Road for 0.8 mile.
Park on the left side and meet at the
Smith-Reiner Drumlin sign.
For information, contact Birch at
873-8837.

Philosophers and theologians have often argued that creation is ongoing,


that it was not over and done with on the seventh day when God rested, but
that the creation continues to unfold with every passing day. For a being
who is eternal, who existed from the beginning, as it were, and foresees the
endif there even is an ultimate beginning and end, which is a very human
way of looking at thingsall of creation may be a single event. But from
our earthly perspective, where time is relevant, we are clearly in the midst
of an ongoing creation and development of the world. We contribute to this
development in our own small way. Humans can divert rivers and build
dams, or raise mountains and fill valleys by moving earth from one place to
another. As in everything, we can take part in the ongoing creation for better or worse. We can indeed improve our world or make it worse. Ask yourself whose side you are on in the ongoing creation of the world. Are your
actions making things better or worse? God needs good workers to help
build up creation, so commit each day to making things better. Whether its
something really big, or something more modest, its always good to be on
the side of God and the angels.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
For we are Gods handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 NIV

Thursday, March 10

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, 8736281
7 p.m., Ukrainian Decorated Eggs presentation with
Liz Vaenowski, Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317
S. 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.

Friday, March 11

9:30 a.m., Coffee with the Mayor and Streets


Department Director Karl Manthe, senior center,
873-8585
11 a.m., Lunch Bunch Group (registration required),
Stoughton VFW, 200 Veterans Road, 873-8585
9:30 a.m., Winter/Spring Storytime (ages 0-5; no
registration required), library, 873-6281
7:30 p.m., Rhonda Vincent and the Rage ($35),
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., stoughtonvillageplayers.org

Saturday, March 12

7:30-11 a.m., Stoughton Kiwanis Club annual pancake breakfast ($7 adults; $4 kids 6-12; $20 per family; kids 5 and under free), Stoughton High School
Cafetorium, 600 Lincoln Ave., stoughtonkiwanis.org
9 a.m. to noon, Personal Essentials Pantry, 343 E.
Main St., pepstoughton.org
9 a.m. to noon, Prairie Enthusiasts work party,
Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie, 873-8837
7:30 p.m., John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band ($30),
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., stoughtonvillageplayers.org

Monday, March 14

7 p.m., Town of Dunn Plan Commission meeting,


Dunn Town Hall, 4156 Cty. Road B

Wednesday, March 16

10 a.m., Winter/Spring Storytime (ages 0-5; no registration required), library, 873-6281


6:30 p.m., Library board meeting

Thursday, March 17

Noon, Annual St. Patricks Day luncheon with musical entertainment, senior center, 873-8585
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
1-5 p.m., Personal Essentials Pantry, 343 E. Main
St., pepstoughton.org
6 p.m., The Vikings series, Sons of Norway
Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 873-7209
6 p.m., Sustainable Stoughton Green Thursday:
Our Night Flying Friends, EMS Building
Community Room, 516 S. 4th St., facebook.com/
NaturallyStoughton/
7:30 p.m., Stoughton Village Players present
Leaving Iowa ($10-12; tickets at stoughtonvillageplayers.org), Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255
E. Main St., stoughtonvillageplayers.org

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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March 10, 2016

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Stoughton Opera House

Native son, once removed


Jorgenson and band to make Opera House debut

Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

If you go

Multi-instrumentalist and
Grammy-winning guitarist John Jorgenson makes
his debut performance at
the Stoughton Opera House
Saturday with his bluegrass
band.
The concert will be a sort
of homecoming for Jorgenson, whose father was born
and raised in Stoughton and
whose grandfather was once
the citys postmaster. Jorgenson himself was born in
Madison.
His parents were both
music teachers, and his
father was a UW-Madison
professor before taking a job
in California the year after
Jorgenson was born in 1956.
Jorgenson began learning to play instruments as
a young child and has mastered many: guitar, mandolin, mandocello, Dobro,
pedal steel guitar, piano,
upright bass, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone.
He was a founding a
member of the Desert Rose
Band in 1985, and won
the Academy of Country
Musics Guitarist of the
Year award in two consecutive years.
Jorgenson has a broad
musical palette, leading a
gypsy jazz quintet, his bluegrass band and performing

What: John Jorgenson


Bluegrass Band
When: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12
Where: Stoughton Opera
House, 381 E. Main St.
Tickets: $30
Info: 877-4400.

Photo submitted

John Jorgenson is a music industry veteran, a multi-instrumentalist


and a virtuoso on guitar and mandolin. He brings his bluegrass
band to the Opera House Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.

and producing rock music as


well.
He spent about seven
years in Elton Johns touring
band and also led the group
of country-guitar wizards
known as the Hellecasters
in the 1990s. Jorgenson
has collaborated with Earl
Scruggs on a Grammynominated album and also
made music with Bonnie
Raitt, Luciano Pavarotti,
Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Sam
Bush and David Grisman,
among many others.
Jorgensons newly formed
bluegrass band reunites him
with fellow Desert Rose

bandmate Herb Pedersen.


Nashville singer-songwriter
and guitarist John Randall,
and Ricky Skaggs former bass player Mark Fain,
round out the group.
In a telephone interview,
Jorgenson said his bands
performance here would feature music from their newly
released album, which he
co-wrote with the famous
California-based songwriter
JD Souther.
Well be doing stuff
from the new album and a
few chestnuts too, he said
of his band. Its not really
standard bluegrass, but well

do a few traditional ones,


too.
He said the concert
would be a nice reflection
of material from some of
the writers whose songs he
recorded for the new album,
including Rodney Crowell,
Guy Clark and Chris Hillman, who also performed
with Jorgenson in the Desert
Rose Band.
I lean toward the folk
side of bluegrass because
I like the harmonies and

its
to be

melodies and the lyrical


content, he said. That was
one the main reasons I put
this band together because
I missed playing the mandolin and I missed singing harmonies with people.
Jorgenson said he recruited Pedersen to join his bluegrass band because hed
worked with him in several
formations over the years,
most notably in the Desert
Rose Band.
The pair first worked
together as members of the
late Dan Fogelbergs touring
band in 1985.
I was a fan of Herbs
before we met, Jorgenson
recalled. Id seen his name
on all my favorite albums.
Jorgenson said when he
decided to put together a
bluegrass band, he thought
of Pedersen right away as
his banjo player.
Herbs first love has
always been bluegrass, he

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So I said, come on Herb,
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He was nervous at first
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he could still play it, but I
convinced him to try. Hes
well known for being a singer he is a great singer
but he also loves the banjo,
so he really appreciated the
opportunity to get back into
that world.
Jorgenson said hes
excited to perform at the
Opera House because hes
heard about it from so many
friends.
I cant wait, he said.
Ive heard so many good
things about it from a couple
of friends in Marty Stuarts
band, and it sounds like the
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Count This Penny returns to Stoughton Opera House on March 19


The folk duo Count This Penny
returns to the Opera House this
month, after having moved back
to their native Tennessee last
year following a five-year stint in
Madison.
Amanda and Allen Rigell first
performed at the Opera House in
May 2012, and then headlined
their own show in October 2013.
In an email interview, Amanda
said the couple enjoyed living in
Wisconsin but are happy to be
back in Knoxville, close to old

friends and family. The couple


took a break from performing
while they transitioned back to
life in Tennessee.
But, she added, Weve been
working on some new songs that
we started doing some scratch
recordings of in our living room
this winter. Hopefully well have
something to officially release at
some point this year.
Count This Pennys singing
and songwriting is strongly influenced by the couples upbringing
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stark contrast to their upbeat
stage personas.
The Rigells knew each other
in high school in their hometown
of Oak Ridge, Tenn., near Knoxville. They both attended Emory
University in Atlanta, where
Amanda won first place in a singer-songwriter competition. They

started dating after learning they


shared a love of traditional music,
and married in 2006. They didnt
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Just before the move they
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It was their first taste of success
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its a friendly place as well.
That said, Count This Penny
is looking forward to performing
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and wonderful acoustics.
Were songwriters, you know,
so its nice to play where people can hear the words and the
music, she said. Thats a really
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Girls basketball

Overtime state-ment
Vikings win 23rd
straight game, earn
claim first sectional
title since 1998
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Photos by Jeremy Jones

Senior Carrie Aide (right) and Payton Kahl celebrate following the Vikings 67-43 victory WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal win
over Waunakee in Sun Prairie on Thursday. The Vikings also knocked off Union Grove 35-34 in overtime Saturday at Middleton High
School en route to the first state berth since 1998.

Senior Hannah Hobson and head coach Brad Pickett


share a hug following the Vikings 67-43 WIAA Division
2 sectional semifinal game.

Junior Marissa Robson battles Waunakee senior Jada Dayne


for a first half rebound Thursday.

It was going to take four


extra minutes Saturday if the
Stoughton High School girls
basketball team was going to
earn its first state berth since
1998, but there werent many
nerves at the time.
The Vikings and Union
Grove both top seeds from
their respective sides of the
sectional 3 bracket were
tied at 31 after regulation in
the WIAA Division 2 sectional final at Middleton High
School.
In overtime, it was junior
Payton Kahl who collected a
big rebound and was fouled
to seal a 35-34 win, earning
a trip to the Resch Center in
Green Bay.
I was just telling myself to
stay calm, Kahl said. With
all the adrenaline and everything going on, there werent
too many nerves at that time.
I just knew what I had to do to
finish the game.
The sectional title is only
the second in school history, and it was also the 23rd
straight win for Stoughton
(24-2 overall) after a 1-2 start.
It is an incredible feeling.
The excitement is so crazy.
Everyone is so excited, and
we just couldnt ask for a better season so far, Kahl said.
Besides Kahls rebounding, the overall team defense
was also a big reason why
Stoughton defeated Monroe
and Monona Grove for a third
time and got past Waunakee
and Union Grove en route to a
state berth.
Junior Aly Weum was one
of the catalysts. Head coach
Brad Pickett said Weums onthe-ball defense is some of the
best he has seen because of
her quickness.
And that was once again in
play last week in wins over
Waunakee and Union Grove.
We knew that our game
relies on defense, and what
we were doing on the offense

mattered but it all came down


to stops, Weum said. So
staying focused was knowing
that this is something that we
wanted for so long. We had to
be strong and just kept saying
to do it for each other.
Pickett talked with the girls
before practice Monday about
not being satisfied with just
going to state, despite how
great the accomplishment is.
And now the girls get to go
not only attempt to win the
first state tournament game
in school history but are also
looking to win the first state
title in school history.
The first opponent is
Onalaska (21-5) at 1:35 p.m.
Friday in the state semifinals.
When you get to this
point for any team, you have
to be doing something pretty
well. Onalaska knocked off a
very good Hortonville team
to get to state, Pickett said.
Onalaska shoots the ball
really well. They have a little
bit of length which I think we
match up well with because of
our length. I like our chances,
but I am sure the other three
teams who also werent
(at state) last year like their
chances too.
The winner of that game
will play the winner of Oak
Creek (23-3) and Mukwonago
(23-3) at 6:35 p.m. Saturday
in the D2 state final.
While Pickett acknowledged that there will probably
be some jitters in the first few
minutes, he said the girls have
been prepared for this stage
with what teams they have
played all year.
Stoughton beat Division 1
state qualifier Verona, Division 3 state qualifier Madison
Edgewood twice and Division
4 state qualifier Fall River this
season.
Our schedule was tough.
It wasnt easy by any means,
and hopefully that has helped
prepare us for this moment,
Pickett said.

Stoughton 67,
Waunakee 43
The Vikings traveled to
Sun Prairie Thursday to take
on second-seeded Waunakee
in the D2 sectional semifinal,

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Whats next
The Stoughton High School girls basketball team is
attempting to add to its 23-game win streak this weekend at
the WIAA Division 2 state tournament, the second appearance in program history with the first being in 1998.
The Vikings will not only try to win its first state tournament game in school history but also are trying to win the
first state title in school history.
Follow @UNG_AIozzo for updates and go to
ConnectStoughton.com for more information and photos
following each game.

More photos from the WIAA Division 2


sectional semifinal and final
Stoughton High School students Jacob Eigenberger (left) and Tommy McGlynn celebrate with the Vikings student section during the second half of the teams sectional
semifinal win over Waunakee.

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Boys basketball

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Wrestling

Photos by Anthony Iozzo

The Stoughton High School wrestling team finished the season as the a WIAA Division 1 team state runner-up for the second straight
season, going 23-3 in duals. The Vikings lost to Kaukauna in the finals 29-27.

Vikings finish runner-up at team state


Photo by Jeremy Jones

Stoughton senior Tommy McGlynn (right) is consoled by teammate


Jakob Benson in the waning seconds of the Vikings 41-33 WIAA
Division 2 regional final loss against Mount Horeb.

Vikings offense hits wall


against Mount Horeb
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High School


boys basketball team was
hoping to make a playoff run,
but the Vikings season was
cut short in the WIAA Division 2 regional semifinals in
a 41-33 loss to sixth-seeded
Mount Horeb.
The third-seeded and host
Vikings (14-9 overall) hadnt
scored under 40 points all season until Mount Horeb.
Head coach Luke Wainwright was unavailable for
comment by the Courier
Hubs deadline.
Junior Troy Slaby and
senior Adam Krumholz led

the Vikings with 12 and 11


points, respectively. Senior
Tommy McGlynn added eight
points.
Senior Max Meylor
led Mount Horeb with 14
points.
Stoughton graduates
seniors Buck Krueger,
Drew Bellefeuille, Gage
White, Jakob Benson, Ed
Zeichert, Eric Woods,
McGlynn and Krumholz.
Juniors Darvell Peeples,
Nathan Krueger, Kyle
Goodman and Slaby and
sophomores Max Fernholz
and Brady Schipper are all
expected to return to defend
the Vikings Badger South
Conference title (10-2).

Sectionals: Vikings start


state at 1:35 p.m. Friday
Continued from page 9
running away with a 67-43
win.
Kahl finished with 15
points, while senior Hannah
Hobson added 14 points and
six rebounds.
Junior Marissa Robson had
14 points and eight rebounds,
and junior Kendra Halverson chipped in 12 points and
six rebounds. Senior Megan
Boettcher collected six points.
Defensively, senior Jenna
Gardner (three steals) and
Halverson (four steals) combined for seven steals.
Junior Morgan Rice led
Waunakee with 12 points.

Stoughton 35, Union


Grove 34 (OT)
Saturdays sectional final
win over Union Grove was
much closer.
When the game went into
overtime, Weum and company werent going to get
lost in the moment, however.
Instead, they saw the overtime
as an opportunity.
Overtime is something
that benefits us because we
know that we have that extra
four minutes that it takes to
work and an extra four minutes to pull ahead and keep
doing what we are doing
while tiring other teams out,

Weum said.
Kahl finished with 11
points and four rebounds, but
none were bigger than her
game-clinching one at the end
of overtime.
We do a pretty good job
defensively, but you have to
finish the possession when
you play good teams. We
saw a very good team Saturday. You have to rebound the
ball, Pickett said. You cant
just stop the shot goes up
and now you are done. You
have to finish the possession,
and I think we do a pretty
good job rebounding as far as
that goes.
And despite the rest of the
offense not having the best
day, the girls were able to do
just enough to get past Union
Grove. Hobson finished with
seven points and six rebounds.
Halverson had six points and
eight rebounds, and Robson
collected six points.
Kahl said the Vikings are
so strong because any girl can
step in on a given night.
Everyone contributes all
the time and it doesnt matter if one person is having an
off night because that means
someone else will step up,
Kahl said. We all help each
other out, and we are always
there for each other.

Anthony Iozzo

More photos from team state

Assistant sports editor

It was another state finals appearance


for the Stoughton High School wrestling
team and Kaukauna was once again the
opponent Saturday in the WIAA Division 1 state finals at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison Fieldhouse.
Unlike last years 20-point loss, however, the Vikings which last one a state
title in 1988 pushed the Galloping
Ghosts to the final match, falling 29-27
just one win or a few bonus points
away from a victory.
Getting to the finals and carrying a
trophy out of here is simply a great honor, so well take it home and put it in the
trophy case and it will be a little motivation to try and get the right trophy next
year, co-head coach Dan Spilde said.
One of the tough outcomes from
Saturday afternoon was the loss of the
coin flip, which started the match at
138 pounds and allowed Kaukauna to
wrestle up both senior Ty Lee and junior
Trent Leon to 126 and 132 pounds,
respectively.
Stoughton led 27-23 going into the
final two matches, but junior Tristan
Jenny (126) fell 9-3 to Ty Lee and freshman Cade Spilde lost 6-3 to Leon, giving Kaukauna the win.
We were hoping to win the coin toss
because they had to send first at 152, and
that was very likely going to get us an
extra win which obviously would have
come up big, co-head coach Dan Spilde
said. We had to score more points than
they did and we came up a couple short,
but I was really proud of our guys.
Regardless of the outcome however,
senior Collin Kraus said there was nothing to be disappointed about. Kraus
who defeated junior Jacob Canner in a
23-12 major decision at 145 pounds
finished his high school career with 208
wins, but it was his bond to his team that
shaped his time at SHS.
I m so happy with this team. I know
people are disappointed, but I dont think
anyone has come this close to Kaukauna
in like three years, Kraus said. If anyone is sad that we lost, then they should
be proud of themselves for how close we
were just to beat them.
Sophomore Tyler Dow wrestled up
to 160, and he followed an 18-5 major
decision loss by junior Trevar Helland
to senior Drew Krepline with a pin over
junior Alec Hartman in 1 minute, 50 seconds giving the Vikings a 13-4 lead.
After senior Jacob Groleau lost an
11-3 major decision to junior Jonathan
Heilman at 195, sophomore Aodan Marshall picked up a huge win at 220.
Marshall trailed 3-0 in the third, but
he scored two points for a reversal and
three points for a near fall to eventually
pull out a 5-4 win over junior Mason
VanAsten.
But senior Erik Haried was pinned
in 57 seconds by sophomore Keaton
Kluever at heavyweight, giving
Kaukauna a 23-16 lead.
Stoughton came back to grab the lead
after freshman Hunter Lewis (106) won
an 18-9 major decision over freshman
John Diener and junior Brandon Klein
(113) won a 12-1 major decision over
freshman Brandon Micksch.

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down 15-0, and he picked up the first
with with a decision over junior Konnor
McNeal. The Vikings went on to win
30-25 to clinch a spot in the state final.
In both duals, Haried was one of the
catalysts, and he was the only Viking
after 160 pounds to win twice.
We all know how hard we work in
practice, and I think it is really starting to
show in our last couple of duals, Haried
said. I am really proud of our guys.

Stoughton 30, Sauk Prairie 25


Senior heavyweight Erik Haried goes for a
pin over Kenosha Bradford/Reuthers Jesus
Vega Jr. in the WIAA Division 1 team state
quarterfinals Friday. Haried pinned Vegas
Jr. in 3 minutes, 30 seconds and later
defeated Sauk Prairies Konnor McNeal in
the state semifinals.

Junior Kaleb Louis then faced sophomore Jacob Schramm at 120 pounds, a
match where Louis continually went for
a pin. Louis was unable to get the bonus
points, but he did win 7-5 to put Stoughton up 27-23.
Junior Garrett Model started the
match off at 138 pounds and won a 2-0
decision over sophomore Zach Lee.
We had a lot of guys show up
and a lot of guys that just came in and
improved from the last time they wrestled just to get us to these finals, Kraus
said. I think we have been improving,
so I am proud of that.
Seniors Tommy Tobias, Key Cook,
Sam Michel, Brady Anderson, Joe Jensen, Kraus, Austin Sobojinski, Haried
and Jacob Groleau all graduate from this
team with Kraus, Groleau, Haried and
Sobojinski leaving spots open on the
starting varsity lineup for next year.
This has been a special team. It is
going to be really hard to watch these
seniors go, Dan Spilde said. It is a
team that hung together and worked
together in the offseason. They have
done all the little things right, and that is
why it is hard to watch them walk away
with a silver because I think if you are
looking strictly at work ethic I think they
earned a gold.
Despite the holes the seniors leave for
next year, there is a huge core coming
back, including starters Lewis, Klein,
Louis, Jenny, Cade Spilde, Model, Dow,
Helland, Pasold and Marshall.
A lot of teams wish they had as many
guys coming back as we do, so we just
have to find a way to capitalize on that,
Dan Spilde said.

Day 1
Haried roared, Lets go, Friday evening after pinning state qualifier Jesus
Vegas Jr. at heavyweight in the D1
team state quarterfinals against Kenosha
Bradford/Reuther at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison Fieldhouse.
The Stoughton High School wrestling
team went on to win every other match
to beat Kenosha 56-18.
Haried then came up in the semifinals
against Sauk Prairie with the Vikings

Against Sauk in the semifinals, junior


Kaleb Louis pinned sophomore Gavin
Lankey in 3 minutes, 40 seconds at 120
pounds, giving Stoughton a 16-15 lead.
Jenny (126) followed with a pin over
junior Tommy Lehman in 1:15 to make
it 22-15 Vikings.
At 132 pounds, despite being on his
back a few times, Cade Spilde held off
a pin, falling 11-6 to senior Aaron Hankins.
Then, Model (138) fought back from
an 8-2 deficit with four takedowns in the
third period against junior Drew Fjoser.
Model was close to a fifth, but time ran
out, and he fell 12-10.
Despite those two losses, the lack of
bonus points for the Eagles kept Stoughton ahead 22-21. Kraus then won a 22-7
technical fall over freshman Bryant
Schaaf at 145 pounds, and Dow closed
the match with an 8-2 decision over
senior Luke Vils at 160 pounds.
Dow wrestled up, while Helland took
Dows spot at 152. Helland lost to senior
Eddie Smith in a 14-2 major decision.
Lewis (106) added a 15-7 major decision over sophomore Zeke Smith, while
Klein (113) defeated sophomore Dylan
Herbrand 5-0.

Stoughton 56, Bradford 18


In the quarterfinals, the Vikings lost
the first three matches by pinfall to fall
behind 18-0, but they rattled off 11
straight wins to move past Kenosha
Bradford/Reuther.
Besides Harieds pin at heavyweight
in 3:30 over Vega Jr., Groleau (195)
defeated senior Hunter Anderson 10-3,
and Marshall (220) pinned sophomore
Gabe Aguilar in 1:43.
Lewis (106) followed Haried with a
pin over freshman Collin Widmar in 1
minute, while Klein (113) won a 15-0
technical fall over sophomore Joey
Moore.
Louis (120) added a 13-1 major decision over senior Tyler Hansen, and Jenny (126) pinned junior Romeo Sullivan
in 2:50.
At 132, Cade Spilde took on state
qualifier Marco Infusino, and a reversal and a 3-point near fall at the end of
the first period helped Spilde pull off an
11-8 win.
Model (138) followed with a 16-0
technical fall over freshman state qualifier Jake Deates, and Kraus (145) pinned
sophomore Michael Thomey in 2:29.
Dow (152) finished the match with a pin
over freshman Logan Ramos in 2:11.

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Academic Recognition Quarter 2


Stoughton High School

High Honor Roll (3.75 GPA or higher)


12th grade
Carrie Aide, Eva Anderson, Brianna Andreas, Elizabeth Auby,
James Browning, Jack Buckles, Stefan Butterbrodt, Braeden
Coleman, Key Cook, Kelly Cowan, Emma Crowley, Samuel
Dirks, Noah Doll, Gianna Dyer, Nerise Eddy, Isaac Eugster,
Megan Fisher, Jacob France, Ethan Genter, Gunnar Goetz,
Lydia Gruben, Maren Gryttenholm, Erik Hansen, Chandler
Hellenbrand, Hannah Hobson, Brooke Jensen, Bailey Jerrick,
Nicole Lankey, Zakari Lynn, Mary Claire Mancl, Jordyn Maurer,
Cullen McCloskey, Thu McKenzie, Meredith Melland, Kaia Moe,
Courtney Moll, Joseph Mullen, Julia Olson, Leah Olson, Emma
Olstad, Shelby Orcutt, Sophia Pitney, Gabriel Ross, Josie
Silbaugh, Joseph Skotzke, Benjamin Stefanic, Gabrielle Stokes,
Tiamarie Sundby, Ian Sutton, Rose Thao, Kimberly Thompson,
Brody Trainor, Matthew Wagner, Kyle Wilkinson, Hannah Wood
and Nicholas Woodstock

11th grade
Brianna Adams, Malachi Alvarez, Kaleb Arnott, Gianna
Barberino, Emalyn Bauer, Joshua Bausch, Sarah Benoy, Brianna
Bergman, Jason Doudlah, Rosana Draus, Jakob Eigenberger,
Ryan Ewald, Madelyn Falk, Lexie Fitzsimmons, Bergen Gardner,
Alyssa Guzman, Kendra Halverson, Jackson Hampton, Nicole
Hansen, Miranda Heimsoth, Niklas Herzog, Maegan Hohol,
Nicole Huset, Sydney Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Callie Jordan,
Payton Kahl, Nathan Krueger, Isabella Lenz, Mya Lonnebotn,
Lauren Marte, Adam McCune, Mattias McMullin, Anna Nelson,
Jordan Nelson, Morgan Neuenfeld, Olivia Nortwen, Laken Oler,
Madeline Posick, Jacob Procter, Shelby Purves, Marisa Reyer,
Marissa Robson, Clea Roe, Owen Roe, Charles Rowley, Lindsey
Sarbacker, Daniel Schuh, Lydia Schultz, Allison Slager, Kai
Sylte, Paige Titak, Karley Toso, Caroline Wacker, Alyson Weum
and Trisha Yarwood

10th grade
Cassidy Bach, Graham Beebe, Madison Beske, Sara Blommel,
Dale Broughton, Morgan Carroll, Seth Charleston, Ellen Cook,
Max Fernholz, Ashley Fisher, Emily Fitzsimmons, Isabelle
Genter, Matthew Krcma, Alexandra Lee, Quinlan Link, Madeline
Lunde, Jessica Merzenich, Alexa Nelson, McKenzie Nisius, Olivia
Panthofer, Krissy Pohlod, Julia Pope, Matthew Read, Emily

Reese, Paige Sager, Noah Schafer, Brady Schipper, Jackson


Schuh, Gabrielle Skerpan, Molly Skonning, Alyssa Solberg,
Sena Sperloen, Rachel Stepp, Payton Swatek, Alec Tebon,
Hannah Tuttle, Colette Vitiritti, Alyssa Wicks, Rylie Wilker,
Delaney Winton, Gabriella Zaemisch, Bronwynn Ziemann and
Natalie Zientek

9th grade
Collin Ace, Megan Adams, Drew Anderson, Thomas
Apel, Madeline Bonebright, Lela Brashi, Lydia Brekken,
Megan Breuch, Melissa Browning, Zackary Burke, Breanna
Christianson, Sydney Collins, Trenten Conklin, Matayla De
Bruin, Adam Falk, John Fisher, Parker Flint, Alita Frick, Jack
Gardner, Luke Geister-Jones, Abby Gibson, Matthew Gille,
Emma Girling, Natalie Gruben, Grace Guetschow, Karissa
Halverson, Charrley Hudson, Jason Johnson, Audrey Killian,
Emma Kissling, Abigail Kittleson, Natalie Kratz, Alexandra
Lightner, Sarah Matthews, Nolan Meyer, Kadin Milbauer,
Hannah Moody, Ashley Nelson, Katelyn Nolan, Lydia Ragainis,
Carson Roisum, Margaret Ross, Madison Schafer, Alyssa
Shimek, Chloe Silbaugh, Ruby Sisler, Michael Slinde,
Catherine Smith, Cade Spilde, Brynn Sproul, Jenna Stokes,
Charlotte Streitferdt, David Tessier, Aaron Thompson, Sophia
Thompson, Tanner Titak, Peighton Trieloff, Agron Useini,
Matthew Van Kley, Katelyn Walter, Gladys Wentorf, Quinn
Wilson, Hannah Wirag, Anna Wozniak, Ethan Wright, Bradley
Yarwood and Zerek Zeichert
Honor Roll (3.5-3.74 GPA)
12th grade
Alexandra Asleson, Cassandra Babcock, Kai Le Becker,
Allison Beebe, Jakob Benson, Kurtis Bernier, Andrew Beszhak,
Madeline Brown, Grayson Cline, Taylor Evenson, Mikayla Frick,
Jenna Gardner, Michael Gerber, ChristinaHardin, Stephanie
Hite, Dustin Hudson, Samuel Hynek, Peter Janda, Joseph
Jensen, Zachary Kirby, Jacob Kissling, Kyle Krabbe, David
Krueger, Brandon Lamberty, Brooke Lease, Jack Lonnebotn,
Teonvia Mahlum, Alex Morris, Rhiannon Offerdahl, Kaycee
Peterson, Raven Poirier, Haven Polich, Trevor Pope, Katelyn
Reilly, Makaya Roberson, Connor Roisum, Atticus Rust,
Brennan Rust, Gabrielle Saunders, Marissa Schimelpfenig,
Julia Schoenthal, Cheyanne Schuler, Josephine Talbert,
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life
In recognition of Heart Health
Month, Stoughton Hospital
along with the Stoughton
Area School District offered
Compression Only CPR demonstrations at Stoughton High
School during a boys basketball game Feb. 2. Over 50
people were trained on how to
Rebound a Life using COCPR.
A fundraiser sponsored by cardiac rehab staff raised $75 for
the American Heart Association.

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11th grade
Cole Adams, Steven Balthazor, Humraj Bharya, Augustyna
Brestar, Morgan Collins, Jonathan Cors, Matthew Curry,
Marie Deknuydt, Benjamin DeMuri, Emma Freeman, Inga
Gondesen, Dylan Gross, Jeffrey Halverson, Sarah Hanson,
Rachel Hedman, EmmaHoltan, Tara Holte, Kaleah Holzmann,
Ashley Horneck, Daniel Howell, Cora Jenness-Symes, Tristan
Jenny, Andrew Johnson, Ellen Johnson, Michael Johnson,
Garrett Kluever, Nicholas Kufel, Maria Mateus da Silva,
Connor Merow, Kayley Novotny, Rachel Offerdahl, Corinne
Olson, Halie Peplinski Tobie, Ryan Petrovich, Robyn Pohlod,
MikaylaRoggendorf, Colena Sankbeil, Zachary Scheel, Kailee
Schimelpfenig, Katelyn Schlimgen, Brittany Schuttemeier,
Julia Shattuck, Kennedy Silbaugh, Kiara Smyth, Kelsey Taebel,
Andrew Vick, Bryan Wendt, Jake White, Desiree Winiarski,
Yin-Si Yang, Zethren Zeichert

10th grade
Tyler Anderson, Josephine Asleson, Nyesha Baker, Olivia
Bakken, Stacy Benoy, Tessa Berry, Ian Bormett, Amira Castillo,
Anna Hope Castronovo, Calissa Dhuey, Tyler Dow, Carson
Fleres, Anders Goetz, Anna Gruben, Ceara Hoskins, Hannah
Iverson, Mark Keenan, Abigail Kooima, Madelyn Kooima,
Courtney Krabbe, Benjamin Kufel, Marianna Malin, Carolyn
Newquist, Dillon Nowicki, Nicholas Posch, Emily Schauder,
Aubrey Schleppenbach, Mitchell Schoechert, Emily Skavlen,
Jacqueline Smith, Nicholas Waldorf, Brandon Wheeler, Cara
Wood, Aaron Zimmerman

9th grade
Alexandria Ashworth, Kyianna Baker, Benjamin Bartelt,
Elizabeth Brown, Freeman Detweiler, Elizabeth Hammond,
Carter Hellenbrand, Amanda Howell, Benjamin Howery,
Broderick Jerrick, Stephanie Kittleson, Matthew Leikness,
Jake Lenz, Hunter Lewis, Jenny Marshall, Jet Matteson, Ian
McClements, Erin McCune, Morgan McGee, Kolton Offerdahl,
Aubrey Peterson, Alayna Rego, Kayla Rippe, Montana Rose
Roggendorf, Graham Scheel, Jacob Schipper, Austin Sieling,
Jacob Turner, Taylor Vingum, Danielle Wenker, Alexandra
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Obituaries

Alexis Scharlene Coleman, age 21, of Stoughton,


passed away suddenly on
March 5, 2016 as the result
of a tragic car accident.
She was born on Sept.
9, 1994 to Daniel Boon
Coleman and Kelly
Nielsen. Alexis gradu ated from Stoughton High
School in the class of
2013. She was employed at
the BP on Hwy N and bartended at Kurts Never Inn
in Deerfield.
Alexis had a beautiful
smile, quirky laugh and
tender heart. She was most
happy being with her family and hanging out with
friends. She held a special
warmness and affection
toward the elderly. Though
shy, Lexi made friends easily. Shell never know how
many people she touched
with her presence and how
important she was to them.
Alexis is already dearly missed. We love you,
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Lexi is survived by her
parents and three siblings, Calissa Coleman,

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Elaine Morrick

Elaine Marion Morrick,


age 83 of Belleville, went to
be with her Lord and Savior
on Thursday, March 3, 2016
at St. Marys Hospital in
Madison as her family sang
Amazing Grace at her side.

Kenneth C. Stelzer

Kenneth Stelzer

Kenneth C. Stelzer, age


83, passed away on March 1,
2016 at home with his family
by his side.
He was born on Jan. 18,
1933 in Bloomer, Wis., the
son of the late Milton F. and
Mabel (Fritsch) Stelzer. He
graduated from Stoughton

She was born on July 13,


1932 in Stoughton to her
parents, Arnold and Anna
(Christopherson) Swenson. Elaine graduated from
Stoughton High School in
1950 and then worked as a
bookkeeper at Manchesters
in Madison. On Feb. 19,
1955, she was united in marriage to Glenn Morrick at
Central Lutheran Church in
Stoughton.
Elaine was a true Christian who would turn a kindhearted and listening ear to
all. She also aided others
through her work with the
New Glarus Home Auxiliary. She enjoyed to garage
sale, knit, cook and always
made sure that dessert was
included with each meal.
Elaine was a wonderful wife,
mother, grandmother, and
friend.

Elaine is survived by her


husband, Glenn of Belleville;
children, Mary Ann (Randy)
Rautmann of Kenosha, Wis.,
Marc (Lorri) Morrick of Belleville, Eric (Diane) Morrick
of Madison, Joe Morrick of
White Bear Lake, Minn.,
Bart (Angie) Morrick of Belleville and Jenny (Kevin)
DeLorme of Belleville; and
grandchildren, Diane, Kim,
Mitchell, Abraham, Andrew,
Noah, Connor, and Isaac.
She is further survived by her
siblings, Virgene (Eugene)
Hartl and Barbara Austin,
both of Stoughton; brotherin-law Robert (Joan) Morrick
of Middleton; sister-in-law
Darcy (Gene) Vosberg of
Waunakee; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death
by her parents and a sister
Kathleen Elliot.

Funeral services were held


Monday, March 7 at the
Becker-Beal Funeral Home
in Belleville with Pastor Jeremy Scott officiating and
burial in the Montrose Pioneer Cemetery.
The family would like to
thank the staffs of St. Marys
Hospital and Home Health
United Hospice, along with
nurses Christine and Becca
for their kind and compassionate care.
A memorial fund has been
established, and an online
memorial with guestbook is
available at www.bealfuneralhomes.com.
Well done, good and
faithful servant; you have
been faithful over a few
things, I will make you ruler
over many things. Enter into
the joy of your lord. -Matthew 25:23 (NKJV)

High School.
Ken served
in the United
States Army,
and was an electrical and
maintenance supervisor
at Uniroyal in Stoughton,
retiring in 1989. Ken then
became a self-employed
electrical contractor. He also
owned and operated a bike
shop besides volunteering
at Stoughton track events,
working on the Stoughton
Youth Center, and being
a member on the Property
Committee at First Lutheran
Church.
Ken enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling, and dancing.
He loved spending time at his
cabin on Little Lac Courte
Oreilles with Rae, his family and friends. Ken was a
dedicated blood donor and
had donated over 30 gallons
of blood. He was a member
of First Lutheran Church in

Stoughton and Stone Lake,


Wis. Ken was active with
the American Legion Post 59
and American Legion Post
59 Honor Guard.
Ken is survived by his
wife, Charlene Rae (Nelson) Stelzer; his four children, Kim (Carol Ann);
Kerry (Chris) Wollak; Kevin
(Christina) and Karl (Janice);
12 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; sisters-in-law,
Lynn Stelzer, Lois Quale and
Marilyn (Jack) Bostrack; and
brother-in-law Robert Everson.
Ken was preceded in death
by his parents, Milton F. and
Mabel Stelzer; brothers, Milton J. and Lorin; twin sister
Kathryn Katie Everson;
sister-in-law Patricia Stelzer;
brother-in-law John Quale;
and parents-in-law, Oscar
and Harriet (Orvold) Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to

Stoughton Area Veterans


Memorial Park, American
Legion Post 59 Honor Guard,
Agrace Hospice Care, or to a
charity of the donors choice.
A special thank you to the
wonderful staff of Agrace for
their care and compassion.
Memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 12 at First Lutheran
Church, 310 E Washington
St. Visitation will be held
from 1 p.m. until the time of
service on Saturday. Family and friends are invited to
refreshments immediately
following the service.
Please share your memories at: www.CressFuneralService.com
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Stoughton citizens can nominate the Stoughton Volunteer of the Year and Stoughton Business Person of
the Year for recognition during National Volunteer
Week next month.
The city is accepting nominations for both contests
until Friday, March 25.
Recipients will be chosen by Mayor Donna Olson and
city staff based upon information regarding their contributions to the community included in their nomination
letter, according to a release from the city.
Whether prospective nominees lend a hand in schools,
the senior center, area churches, the library, food pantries, the youth center or other parts of Stoughton, city
officials are seeking input from the community to highlight the 15th annual Volunteer of the Year.
That volunteer, as well as the Business Person of
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recognized during a reception during National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, April
12 at Mayor Olsons office, 381 E. Main St.
The city is equally blessed with businesses and business people that take their commitment to the community very seriously, the release said. It would be difficult to count the many times and ways that local businesses step to the forefront when asked to donate to an
upcoming benefit or event.
To submit a nomination, send a letter to: 2016 Volunteer of the Year/2016 Business Person of the Year,
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Alexis Coleman

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Camden Nielsen, and all
of Stoughton. She is further survived by her grandparents, Eugene Louie
and Karen Coleman, Allan
(Eloise) Christensen and
Dawn (Peter) Feneht; her
step-father Chad Nielsen;
great-grandmother, Beverly Schwartz of Madison;
great-grandfather, Harold
Calder of Stoughton; and
several cousins.
Alexis was preceded in
death by her namesake,
great-grandmother Scharlene Christensen, and by
her great-grandmother Valera Cookie Calder.
Funeral services will be
held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday,
March 12 at Christ Lutheran Church, on the corner
of 700 County Road B and
Skyline Drive, with Pastor
Scott Geister-Jones presiding.
Visitation will be held
from 3-7 p.m. Friday,
March 11 at Cress Funeral
Home, 206 W. Prospect St.
No visitation will be held
prior to services on Saturday at church. A private
burial service is planned.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Alexis family
are appreciated.
Alexis was an organ
donor and with her gift of
life she will have helped
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Stoughton History
January

120 years ago (1896)


With two tobacco warehouses running full swing, working over 100 hands, with a weekly payroll of $800, and a
prospect of more to open soon, we may look for at least a
partial revival of the good old times of the early 90s.
All the men and women and boys and girls in town who
can skate or think they can skate were on the river New
Years Day. It was the only fun going on in town that day.
We hope quite a number of our subscribers whom
we might mention, but wont made a resolution on New
Years day and keep it, and will keep themselves square
with the Hub.
There are now about 300,000 white people in the Indian
territory.
Up to today, January 10th, City Treasurer Severson has
received in taxes about $9,000 or close to 40 percent of the
total levy.
The original subscribers to the T. G. Mandt Vehicle
Co., representing $12,300 of the cash stock, met at T. G.
Mandts office in this city Tuesday afternoon and effected a
temporary re-organization.

45 years ago (1971)


It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Harry Swalheim have
become parents of the first baby of 1971 born to residents
of the Stoughton school district.
Mrs. M.H. Hegge, 84, who was a well-known organist
in Stoughton and the surrounding areas, died Friday afternoon.
Stoughton residents who awake in the middle of the
night with a yen for steak are going to find them readily
available starting next week. The new owners of the SuperValu have announced that they are starting a 24-hour policy
to serve area residents.
A total of 93 cases of Dutch Elm disease were reported
last year.
Evidencing a traffic snarl on Main Street, councilmen
Tuesday night voted unanimously to have a hood placed
over the Water-Main street stop-and-go lights for a 60-day
period.
Rev. Robert Allen submitted his resignation, effective
June 30, at the annual meeting of the Calvary Evangelical
Free Church.

70 years ago (1946)


Listed as missing for more than a year in the Pacific,
Second Lieutenant David C. Seamonson is now presumed
dead, according to a war department announcement to his
parents, Friday.
A downtown automobile dealership handling trucks
and cars becomes another postwar development with the
announcement that Truman Felland will operate a car and
truck dealership and complete automotive service in the
large Badger Petroleum building located near the bridge on
Main Street.
The first group of returned war veterans to enroll in the
Stoughton Vocational school under provisions of the G.I.
Bill will start their study January 7.
To Miss Diane Lynn Holmen goes the honor of being
Stoughtons first New Years baby of 1946.
The 141 members of the Kegonsa Lodge F. and A. M.
are today the proud owners of a new Masonic temple, the
first one in Stoughtons history, according to Dr. F. B. Henderson, worshipful master at the local lodge. Yesterday, the
organization completed the purchase of the Fosdahl property on N. 5th Street.

20 years ago (1996)


Hes being called a hero, but Roger Thorson insists hes
no such thing. Thorson, a Stoughton Water Utility employee, is being credited with helping capture three juveniles
charged with robbing Barneys Utica Store at gunpoint
around 11 oclock Tuesday morning.
Preliminary estimates indicate the Stoughton Area
School District will receive a whopping 40 percent increase
in state aid under the school property tax relief plan, a prospect local school officials say boosts the chances for success of Februarys facilities referendum.
The head of Stoughton Trailers, Inc. says a soft economy is behind layoffs at the companys Stoughton factory.
Our business is tapering off, so we have to cut back some,
said Don Wahlin, founder of the truck trailer manufacturing
company. Wahlin expects that of the Stoughton facilitys
workforce of roughly 1,000 people, somewhere in the range
of 5-10 percent will be affected.
Sometime later this year, Stoughton will be joining the
ranks of Belleville and Madison with something few other
communities have. Tuesday the Stoughton City Council
appointed an ad hoc communications committee to study

the process of linking the city and various departments as


well as the school and newspaper to the cyberspace world
via the Internet with a home page.
Hired as interim school superintendent in August, from
day one Elgie Noble said he wasnt here to while away
the days as a do-nothing, transitional caretaker. His direct
style, reported by those who work with him as anything
but wishy-washy, has earned the support of the Stoughton School Board of Education. Monday, the board voted
unanimously to approve a two-year district contract making
Noble the districts full-fledged superintendent.
10 years ago (2006)
Jim Drifke, interim business manager for the Stoughton Area School District, cautions that future budgetary
scenarios for Wisconsin school districts are heavy on the
word estimations, particularly when it comes to trying to
predict actions by the Wisconsin Legislature and counter
measures by Gov. Jim Doyle. But Drifke recently told the
Stoughton Board of Education that the district could once
again find itself in a financial hole for 2007-08 facing
projected budget shortfalls ranging from $726,000 to $1.25
million.
It was a bittersweet goodbye Sunday night for members
of Stoughtons Christ Lutheran Church. A candlelight vigil
and the singing of hymns marked the last time the congregation would stand next to the remains of their church and
the adjoining Martin Luther Christian School. Both structures were mostly total losses in the devastating fire set
Aug. 17, 2005 by youths who had climbed up on the school
roof.
This most Norwegian of communities is scheduled to
receive a visit from a real-life Norwegian princess. Princess
Martha Louise, fourth in line to the Norwegian throne, is
scheduled to visit Stoughton briefly April 24 to promote her
first childrens book, Why Kings and Queens Dont Wear
Crowns.
Suzanne Hotter, unanimously approved as interim
superintendent by the Stoughton Board of Education in an
executive session Monday night, has strong ties to Stoughton. Her husband, Tom Hotter, served the district for 28
years (1970-98) as a teacher, guidance counselor and
coach. The Hotters have two children who are Stoughton
High School graduates and a grandson currently attending
Fox Prairie Elementary School.

Triangle Troopers earn 4-H awards, wrap up Stuff a Sock project


Tone twins get 2016 Key Award

On the web

The Triangle Troopers 4-H Club held its annual end-ofthe-year awards banquet last month, where 22 of its members received Dane County 4-H project and participation
awards.
Earning the highest state 4-H honor, the 2016 Key
Award, were sisters Sydney and Shelby Tone. The award
is presented to 4-Hers who have exhibited outstanding
leadership, community service and project work throughout their entire 4-H career. The Tones were also selected by Dane County 4-H to travel mid-summer 2016 to
Washington, D.C. to serve as the countys delegates to the
weeklong National 4-H Citizenship/Washington Focus
program.
Also specially commended were members Grace Link
for community service and Lindsey Sarbacker for senior
Photo submitted
leadership.
In addition to the numerous individual awards, the club The 2016 Wisconsin State 4-H Key Award winners from the
recently won recognition and a $30 prize for its National Triangle Troopers 4-H Club are Sydney Tone, left, and Shelby Tone,
4-H Week promotional effort. The Troopers entry, 4-H right, pictured with co-general leader Candi Sarbacker, center.
Leaders Grow Here, was displayed in The Next Generations storefront last fall. Dane County 4-H Leaders Association sponsored the promotional contest and prize.

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The Dane County 4-H Endowment Committee also


awarded the Troopers $100 in grant funding for the clubs
special community service project, Stuff a Sock for a
Kid. The project, held Feb. 22, was part of the clubs
Make A Difference to a Kid service theme for 2015-16.
For that project, club members filled 80 pairs of kidsized socks with snacks and personal essential items (such
as a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, washcloth). The stuffed
socks were donated to the Madison Salvation Armys
Family Shelter, which provides about 40 kids and their
families weekly with temporary housing.
Club members plan to prepare a display chronicling the
Stuff a Sock project for exhibition at the Dane County
Fair in July.
Dr. Thor Anderson donated the dental items for the
project, and the club acquired the other items using funds
awarded by the Dane County 4-H Endowment Committee via a grant it applied for last fall. Youth leaders and
twin sisters Sydney and Shelby Tone led the project and
wrote the funding grant application, general leader Laurie The Triangle Trooper 4-H Club members write handmade cards to
go inside their stuffed socks as part of a community service project.
Schellinger said in an email to the Hub.

Service projects

The club stuffed 80 new pairs of kid-sized socks with snacks and
personal items, which were then donated to the Salvation Army.

The club is already moving on to its next service projOther recently completed service projects connected
ect, and will be collecting kid-related food items includ- to the service theme include collections and donations
ing peanut butter, jelly and macaroni and cheese for of warm winter clothing to Stoughtons Clothing Closet,
local food pantries throughout the month of March.
baby-related items to Stoughtons Personal Essentials

Pantry, and age-appropriate DVDs to American Family Childrens Hospital. Members also banded together to
assemble meals at Food for Kidz in October and to pack
boxes for the Holiday Fund in December.

EPA Begins Review


of Hagen Farm Superfund Site
Town of Dunkirk, Wisconsin

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting


a five year review of the Hagen Farm Superfund site, 2318
County Highway A, town of Dunkirk, about one mile east
of Stoughton, Wis. The Superfund law requires regular
checkups of sites that have been cleaned up with waste
managed on-site to make sure that the cleanup continues to
protect people and the environment. This is the fifth five-year
review of this site.
EPAs cleanup of contaminated soil consisted of consolidating
three waste disposal areas into one, capping the consolidated
waste and installing and operating a pump-and-treat system.
A separate plan for contaminated groundwater consisted of
installing and operating an in place soil vapor extraction
system.
More information is available at the Stoughton Public Library,
304S. Fourth St.; Dunkirk Town Hall, 654 County Road N,
Stoughton; and at www.epa.gov/superfund/hagen-farm.
The review should be completed by August.
The five-year-review report is an opportunity for you to
tell EPA about site conditions and any concerns you have.
Contact:

Susan Pastor

Community Involvement
312-886-5251
sullivan.sheila@epa.gov

Sheila Sullivan

Remedial Project Manager Coordinator


312-353-1325
pastor.susan@epa.gov

You may call EPA toll-free at


800-621-8431, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays.

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Heroin: One man died, another revived after being left in van after heroin overdoses
Continued from page 1
Josh (Strate) fell out pretty
fast, Staff allegedly told investigators.
Beloungy and Staff tried to
move the passed-out Strate, then
Beloungy started leaning over
really hard,
prompting Staff
to drive the two to
a rural residential
development in the
Town of Pleasant
springs and leaving.
Police originally Jenkins
found Beloungy
and Strate in a
white van at the intersection of
Kong and Asleson roads outside of Stoughton, both passed
out, according to the criminal

complaint, with Strate showing


no signs of life. Beloungy allegedly told investigators he didnt
remember how the vehicle ended
up on Kong Road.
A syringe, containing what was
later tested positive by officers as
heroin was found in Beloungys
lap, according to the complaint.
He was revived with Narcan by
sheriffs deputies on the scene,
and transported to Meriter Hospital.
Police then set up a sting against
Jenkins, purchasing $80 worth of
heroin from the man in the same
manner as described in the complaint by Beloungy. Jenkins was
later arrested outside of the same
East Springs Drive hotel and
found with the money officers had
tagged for the purchase, according
to the complaint.

On what appears to be his Facebook page, Beloungy waxes poetic about his struggles with addiction to heroin. He tagged himself
at the Palm Partners Treatment
Center in Delray Beach, Florida, in November of 2013, only
months after graduating from
Stoughton High School.
Only days prior, he had written
a letter with the salutation Dear
heroin that ends Now I'm
doing good things I never imagined myself to do. And proudly I
can say I'm doing them without
you one day at a time. So this is
my farewell to you. Good bye heroin, forever.
Beloungy is being charged with
possession of narcotics, punishable with up to three-and-a-half
years in prison and a maximum
of $10,000 in fines. He has a

preliminary hearing on April 5.


In a 2010 Courier-Hub article, Staff was reported as having
notched wins for the Stoughton
JV wrestling team as a freshman.
Stoughton wrestling co-coach
Dan Spilde told the Hub that Staff
had signed up for wrestling the
next year, but never really got
involved.
Its unfortunate because being
involved in high school athletics
can sometimes help a person take
a little more healthy path, Spilde
said.
Staff currently faces 40 years in
prison and fines up to $100,000,
if convicted on charges of firstdegree reckless homicide. He also
faces charges of manufacturing or
delivering less than three grams of
heroin, and second-degree recklessly endangering safety, both

felonies. He is set for a status conference on March 14.


Beloungys last update on his
Facebook page was a captionless
picture of a roughly 6-month-old
baby wearing an I (love) Santa
onesie, posted May 20, 2015. Less
than two weeks later, Beloungy
was arrested for possession of
narcotics, for which he would
later plead guilty and receive three
years probation.
The life of an addict is a completely different life style as
every other person, its (sic) not
just something you do everyday,
Beloungy wrote from rehab in
November of 2013. If you never
experienced the pain of being an
addict, you have no room to talk
down on them because you will
never know what its (sic) like to
go through on a daily basis.

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Legals
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
WNAXLP
***

STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO
CREDITORS (INFORMAL
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
Ruth C. Kaupanger

Case No. 16PR149

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:


1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
May 21, 1926 and date of death February
2, 2106, was domiciled in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1390 Washington Road, Stoughton, WI 53589.
3. All interested persons waived
notice.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is June
10, 2016.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
March 3, 2016
Judith Kanvik
2317 Hwy AB
McFarland, WI 53558
(608) 838-8260
Published: March 10, 17 and 24, 2016
WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO
CREDITORS (INFORMAL
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
Vern A. Brussow

Case No. 14PR134


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
June 4, 1956 and date of death June 20,
2013, was domiciled in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 125 S. Gjertson, Stoughton, WI
53589.
3. All interested persons waived
notice.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is June
10, 2016.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
March 3, 2016
Michael D. Rumpf
PO Box 1
Cambridge, WI 53523
(608) 423-3254
Bar Number: 1015663
Published: March 10, 17 and 24, 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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150 Places To Go

340 Autos

ROSEMALING ITEMS at GOODRICH


ANTIQUES in Milton across from the
Milton House.

1997 CHEVY CAVALIER, 2-DOOR. New


battery, alternator, starter, brakes. $600.
608-873-9049.

402 Help Wanted, General


DISHWASHER, COOK,
WAITRESS, & DELI STAFF
WANTED.
Applications available at
Sugar & Spice Eatery.
317 Nora St. Stoughton.

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GROWING CONCRETE company


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finisher, foundation form setter, concrete
foremen and operator. DL/CDL helpful.
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608-289-3434

Photos by Scott De Laruelle

Tin Pan Alley


Four Seasons Theatre group presented The Poets of Tin Pan Alley Feb. 22 at the Stoughton Public Library, featuring classic songs of the
early 20th century written by Irvin Berlin, Cole Porter and Ira and George Gershwin, to name a few.
Above left, singer Amalia Goldberg and pianist Ross Cowing perform a song. Above right, Jace Nichols, a UW musical theater guest
instructor, belts out a classic tune.
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.
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

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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
PRODUCTION CLERK WANTED
Seeking detail oriented and reliable
candidate. Flexible 20-30 hrs/wk. Job
description and applications available at:
www.allcolorpowdercoating.com.

434 Health Care, Human


Services & Child Care

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@
marc-inc.org or MARC-Stoughton 932 N
Page St., Stoughton WI 53589 AA/EOE
UNITED CEREBRAL Palsy of Dane
County is looking for experienced, confident care providers. We support a wide
variety of children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Dane
County. Part-time positions available
immediately! For more information, or to
request an application, please visit our
website at www.ucpdane.org or contact
Shannon at shannonmolepske@ucpdane.org or (608) 273-3318. AA/EOE

516 Cleaning Services


SASSY GIRLS CLEANING. Spring
is in the air! Let us clean so you don't
have to! Free estimates.
608-490-1320.

548 Home Improvement


A&B ENTERPRISES
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
608-835-7791
DOUG'S HANDYMAN
SERVICE
"Honey Do List"
No job too small
608-845-8110

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

HALLINAN-PAINTING
WALLPAPERING
**Great-Winter-Rates**
35 + Years Professional
European.Craftsmanship
Free-Estimates
References/Insured
Arthur Hallinan
608-455-3377

MATURE & EXPERIENCED. CNA+.


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

NEW HANDYMAN in Oregon area. 12


years experience. Call Larry Skupien
608-843-5765, skup4646@gmail.com

CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It


pays to read the fine print.

THE Courier Hub CLASSIFIEDS, the


best place to buy or sell. Call 873-6671
or 835-6677.

RECOVER PAINTING currently offering


winter discounts on all painting, drywall
and carpentry. Recover urges you to join
in the fight against cancer, as a portion of
every job is donated to cancer research.
Free estimates, fully insured, over 20
years of experience. Call 608-270-0440.
TOMAS PAINTING
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.
608-873-6160

554 Landscaping, Lawn,


Tree & Garden Work
ART'S LAWNCARE: Mowing,
trimming, roto-tilling. Garden
maintenance available.608-235-4389
LAWN MOWING
Residential & Commercial
Fully Insured.
608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025

560 Professional Services


PRIVATE DETECTIVE SERVICES:
We specialize in finding people. www.
joysprivatedetectiveagency.com 608712-6286

602 Antiques & Collectibles


COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL
& CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
MUSEUM
"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"
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
www.columbusantiquemall.com

652 Garage Sales


HOUSEHOLD/RUMMAGE SALE! Furniture, misc. kitchen, clothes XL&XXL,
framed prints, and more! 519 Hannerville
Road, intersection w/Hammond Road,
Edgerton. Friday&Saturday 3/11-3/12
9am-6pm. Priced to sell.

ConnectStoughton.com
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

GREENWOOD APARTMENTS
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
OREGON 3-BEDROOM duplex, 3
baths, 2.5 car garage. Over
1,700 sq. ft. Quiet area. Smoke-free.
Small pet. $1,625+. 6/1/2016. 216
Thomson Lane. 608-835-9269.
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.
www.madtownrentals.com
STOUGHTON 3-BEDROOM lower level
of two-flat, near downtown, River Bluff
School. Newly renovated. Central air.
W/D, water included. No pets. $855/
month+security deposit. 608-873-7655
or 608-225-9033.

720 Apartments
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
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.

WISCONSIN STATE
JOURNAL CARRIERS

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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.

DEER POINT STORAGE


Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS
5x10 thru 12x25
608-335-3337
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
NORTH PARK STORAGE
10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.
608-873-5088

975 Livestock

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

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

DAIRYMEN: Overcrowded?Short on
feed, space, time? Let us raise your heifers to meet your needs. Years of dairy
experience; heifers raised healthy and
well-fed. Small numbers welcome. Located West side of Madison. Call Gordy at
608-516 5495. Click on Custom Raised
Heifers tab at www.rescuefortheoverwhelmed.com

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

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
THEY SAY people dont read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or
835-6677.

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

845 Houses For Sale


20 ACRES farmette with 10 additional.
2 story farm house and out buildings,
with spring water. $265,000l. Lafayette
county. 608-669-7879

HELP WANTED

connectstoughton.com

Delivery Driver Part Time

Days only, no weekends.


Experience.
Excellent pay.

Duties include:
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.

Tinas Home Cleaning, LLC

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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.
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.
If interested, please apply online at www.wcinet.com/careers

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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
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608-873-3510

873-6671 or

Our current delivery driver is retiring so were looking to fill his position.

Resident Caregivers/CNAs

Call
Manthe Lawn Care

DANE COUNTYS MARKETPLACE.


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in the
Classifieds!

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company is now hiring.

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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.

SELL IT
NOW

HELP WANTED

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for the right person!


Great Pay - DOE

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.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411

801 Office Space For Rent

For more information call


Pat at 608-212-7216

Hiring in
Stoughton

990 Farm: Service &


Merchandise

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705 Rentals

970 Horses

15

to download
an application:
allsaintsneighborhood.org

8210 Highview Drive - Madison

Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub,


Verona Press, The Great Dane Shopping News
Unified Newspaper Group is a part of Woodward Community Media,
a division of Woodward Communications, Inc.
and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

to request an
application:

608.243.8800

including...
the city of STOUGHTON,
Stoughton Area SCHOOL
DISTRICT, SOUTHEAST
Dane County, and all of
DANE COUNTY

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FOR YOUR TRUST
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WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.


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

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

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Lessons in love
Stoughton High School Performing
Arts transported audiences to 19thcentury England and into the mix of
a very complicated love story during its run of Pride and Prejudice
last weekend. Romance ultimately
triumphs, but plenty of drama and
dancing takes center stage first in the
adaptation of the classic story.
Above, left, Mr. Darcy (Gabe Ross)
makes an imposing figure in an opening act from the play, but his softer
qualities are soon revealed.
Above, right, the younger Bennet sisters welcome Jane (Mallory Giesen,
left) and Elizabeth (Thu McKenzie, center) home from their travels.
Photos by Kate Newton

On the web
Above, the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane (Mallory Giesen) and the charming Charles Bingley
(Connor Roisum) become smitten with each other from the start.

Mary Bennet (Emalyn Bauer) seems to be the only sister who can
tolerate the plentiful quirks of Mr. Collins (Joseph Skotzke).

See more Pride and Prejudice photos:

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Lead: Elevated levels of lead forced water shut-off at school for six months
Continued from page 1
contribute to lead contamination. He said the city generally has replaced pipes
at a rate of about 1,200 to
2,400 feet per year but will
replace around 3,500 feet
this year.
In addition to the pipe
replacement which
include smaller service
pipes that feed individual
homes Kardaz said the
citys naturally hard water
and routine flushing helps
ensure any possible lead
does not dissolve into the

water.
In recognition of leads
high toxicity, in 2012 the
Centers for Disease Control
cut in half the amount at
which a childs blood lead
level requires reporting and
possible intervention, from
10 micrograms per deciliter to 5. But the nations
standard for lead in public
drinking water has not been
updated since 1991, when
the Environmental Protection Agencys Lead and
Copper Rule took effect.
The federal law aims to
keep lead levels in water

below 15 ppb, while standards for lead in Canada


and the European Union
match the World Health
Organizations guideline of
10 parts per billion (ppb).
Routine tests by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources of Stoughtons water system show
the highest concentrations
at 9.3, within both the EPA
and World Health Organization standards.
We work with the
Department of Natural
Resources, and they want
us to work with sites in the

city that would be most vulnerable to lead contaminations sites we know have
lead laterals, Kardasz told
the Hub.

Testing to continue
The Wisconsin DNR has
oversight over public water
utilities, which must provide drinking water that
meets state and federal
health standards. Stoughton
will sample its water again
this year as part of a routine
compliance testing, Kardaz
said.

How to minimize lead threats


The threat of lead contamination often comes from
within older homes, where aging fixtures threaten to
leach lead into water long after it has passed through
the city system. For people worried about the prospect
of lead in their water a particular concern for infants
drinking formula there are a few steps that can be taken to lessen the threat of drinking water contamination
Use only cold water for drinking, cooking
Run the faucet for approximately 30 seconds before
collecting water
Replace aging pipes with copper or PVC (plastic)
Install an on-tap filter, certified by the NSF for lead
removal
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
has oversight of public
water utilities, which must
provide drinking water that
meets state and federal
health standards.
But public water utilities
are only required to take
action if more than 10 percent of household tap water
samples test higher than the
maximum. No remediation
is required for even exceedingly high readings if the
10 percent threshold is not
met.
In Wisconsin, 725 tap
water samples, or 3.5 percent of almost 21,000
household samples tested
between January 2010 and
April 2015, exceeded 15
ppb, according to a DNR
database analyzed by the
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
This suggests that some

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6,200 Wisconsin households may be drinking public water that exceeds the
federal standard.
Some of the areas with
the highest number of sites
testing above the maximum
allowed levels were Lake
Mills (20 percent of those
sampled), Columbus (18
percent) and Mount Horeb
(16 percent), according to
WCIJ analysis.
Of the states nearly
21,000 recent test results,
202 exceeded 50 ppb, more
than three times the federal standard. The states
highest value was recorded
in 2012 in Mount Horeb:
9,370 ppb.
This article includes
additional reporting from
Silke Schmidt and Dee
J. Hall of the nonprofit
Wisconsin Center for
Investigative Journalism.