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Thursday, April 7, 2016 Vol. 134, No. 37 Stoughton, WI $1

Spring election

Johnson defeats
Scott Girard
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Challenger Kathleen
Tass Johnson defeated
longtime incumbent Ald.
Ron Christianson by a
nearly 2-to-1 margin in the
Tuesday, April 5 election.
The District 2 race, the
only contested seat on
the Common Council this
election, gave voters a
choice between a strong
supporter of the Kettle
Park West development in
Christianson and a candidate who does not support
the project in Johnson.
Christianson was first
elected in 2000 and was
Photo by Kate Newton

Answering the call

David Anderson installs the Norwegian stave church dragon atop the Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge roof on Saturday, April 2. The dragon,
designed by local artists and craftsmen Don Rorvig and Rodger Hansen, took more than a year to create and construct. Findorff donated a
crane for use during the installation.

Dragon adds to skyline

Group helping
legless veteran
build home in

New sculpture sits atop the Mandt Lodge

Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

Some classic buildings have gargoyles atop the structure to lend artistic flavor. But not many have a dragon
perched on the roof.
Then again, the Mandt Lodge, 317
N. Page St., is a pretty unique place,
so it fits in fine in Norwegian-themed
The new dragon, created by local
artists Rodger Hansen and Don Rorvig,
was installed at the lodge on Saturday.
The craftsmen collaborated for more
than a year to design and create a traditional Norwegian stave church dragon,
and last week gave a presentation on

Norwegian stave church iconography

and their construction process. The
dragon was installed Saturday.
The carving emulates a woodcarving
of the east gable of the famed Urnes
Stav Church in western Norway, one
of just 30 such churches in existence,
according to a press release from the
Mandt Lodge. About 1,000 stave
churches were built between the years
1000 and 1300, constructed on the
sites of old pagan temples.
Urnes, built in 1130 and the oldest
existing stave church in Norway, has a
so-called Viking Style, and is generally regarded as the greatest example
of this form during this period, according to the press release. The church

defeated in his re-election

bid in 2003, but ran again
in 2004 to regain his seat
in District 2.
Johnson works for a
healthcare organization
and previously worked as
a Realtor for 13 years.
Town of Rutland Sup.
Jim Lunde will remain on
the board after receiving
the most votes of the four
candidates in that race
with 394. Nancy Nedveck will join him, having
come in second place with
361 votes.
Richard Zentner and
Gary Howards finished
with 190 and 152, respectively.

Scott De Laruelle

is listed on UNESCOs list of World

Heritage monuments, along with the
pyramids of Egypt and Great Wall of
Hansen, a retired art teacher, has
been working with wood since he was
in kindergarten, and had plenty of
experience and ideas when it came to
designing and completing the project.
Its the same with Don (Rorvig),
he told the Hub Tuesday. Hes quite
an accomplished hand-carver, and Im
more a conventional woodworker, and
Ive dabbled in a lot of media.
However, when the time came for
the two men to collaborate, they not

Unified Newspaper Group

When troops are called

into harms way, they
answer the call of duty to
serve their country, sacrificing their time, their
health and sometimes
even their lives.
Saturday morning is a
chance to also answer a
call to help and to return
the favor to a veteran
whos given much for his
country, and now is looking to put down roots in
the community.

Turn to Dragon/Page 16

At 10 a.m. Saturday,
VFW Post 328 is hosting a kickoff for the nonprofit organization Homes
for Our Troops, to begin
building a
home for
Army Staff
Sgt. Russell Dennison, 28,
w h o l o s t Dennison
both legs
while serving in Afghanistan.
The event signifies
the start of the build process and will introduce
Dennison to the community, according to a press
release from HFOT, and
the public is encouraged

Turn to Veteran/Page 7

Inclusive Dream Park effort dissolves, abandons plans

dissolved their committee and
abandoned plans to build the park
here. But the money they raised
could help to build a park with
access for disabled individuals in
Stoughton, anyway.
Bill Livick
Dream Park committee member
Unified Newspaper Group
Heather Young told the Hub organizers recently gave more than
Organizers of the Stough- $23,000 in funds theyve raised
ton Inclusive Dream Park have to the citys Parks and Recreation

Money goes to parks;

director hopes to use it
for disability access

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Department. She hopes the money can be used to make an existing park more accessible or be put
toward the construction of a new
park at Kettle Park West.
Young said dissolving the
Dream Park committee was a
tough decision, but momentum
behind the plan had kind of fizzled out.
I think there was one too many

bumps in the road, she said.

Young said the straw that
broke the camels back came
last fall, when a national fundraising organization, Unlimited Play,
ended up dropping us without
any notice.
In the fall of 2014, the organization agreed to work with local
organizers to raise $540,000 to
build an inclusive playground in

Norse Park on the citys north

City officials first approved
the idea of building an Inclusive
Dream Park in November 2011.
But the organizers mostly mothers with children, full-time jobs
and little fundraising experience
had difficulty making progress.
They got a boost when

Turn to Dream Park/Page 14

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dueling Pianos Night

A Benefit for
Football, Inc.

Stoughton VFW
200 Veterans Rd, Stoughton
6:00 pm - Social Hour
7:00-11:00 pm - Music Time

Space is limited. Open to the public. Must be 21 to attend. Order your tickets by April 12!
For questions, contact Michele:

April 7, 2016

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Photos by Kate Newton

Fast (farm) friends

Eugsters Farm Market opened its doors for its annual Lambing and Kidding Days Saturday, April 2, and families braved a spring snowfall
to pay a visit to dozens of animals, including chicks, baby goats, lambs and, for the first time, kittens. Lambing and Kidding Days will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 24.
Above, Lauren, 3, and Carsten Koch, 8, of Stoughton, pose with baby Monica and Eugsters employee Tessa Berry, 15, of Stoughton.
Rex Korte, 8, proves he didnt come just to spectate by taking a
more hands-on approach with a baby sheep.

Happy 1st Birthday

Grandma & Grandpa Schultz

Trent Albracht, 2, isnt sure what to think about one of Eugsters

many goats, no matter how friendly they are.

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Prom date attack:

five years in prison

City of Stoughton

Teen threatened life

of girls dad
Tom Alesia
Unified Newspaper Group

File photo by Samantha Christian

Lori and Vik Malling opened Viking Brew Pub in 2014 and used the Stoughton Redevelopment Authoritys revolving loan program.

RDA loans aim to help downtown

Viking Brew Pub takes
first funding
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Vik and Lori Malling opened the

Viking Brew Pub in August 2014 but
didnt begin brewing beer until their
brew tanks finally arrived in October
the following year.
Opening the pub in phases first
the bar, then the restaurant, and
finally the microbrewery itself
allowed the Mallings to grow the
business gradually and not take on as
much immediate debt.
But when the brew tanks arrived
in October 2015, Vik Malling wasnt
bringing in as much revenue as hed
hoped for. So he took advantage
of the Stoughton Redevelopment
Authoritys revolving loan program
to help pay off some expenses and
buy time for the business to gain
The loan allowed me to pay off
my brew equipment and some of
the tradesmen like the plumber
and electrician, Malling explained
Monday during a conversation about
the RDA program. I had to pay the
remaining balance on the brew tanks,
so the loan allowed me to get rid of
that dangling debt and just pay interest for a while as the business keeps
building and grains traction.
The business qualified for an RDA
loan because it operates within the
authoritys downtown redevelopment area and met other loan criteria.
The RDA still has $200,000 of
available cash in its revolving loan
program and wants other downtown
business owners to know that they,
too, can apply for a low-interest loan
through the program.

Three years, one loan

The city created the RDAs revolving loan program in January 2013
but has had limited requests so far.
The Viking Brew Pub has been the
first and only business to tap into the
program. It completed the loan application process in January.
RDA loans can be used to remodel
the interior or exterior of a downtown business, purchase furniture,

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Eligible loan uses

womens group

Interior remodeling
Working capital
Furniture, fixtures, equipment
Exterior facade work
New building construction

The RDA gives final approval

for loans but the city doesnt
oversee the revolving loan fund
program. Instead, it uses a
third-party administrator the
Wisconsin Womens Business
Initiative Corporation.
Mayor Donna Olson said
WWBIC is also a good contact
for other sources of funding
for our downtown merchants.

How to apply
Information about the program
and the process of applying for
a loan is outlined on the citys
For questions, contact
finance director Laurie Sullivan
at 873-6677 or LSullivan@
fixtures or equipment, or construct a
new building. Loan amounts are set
between $10,000 and $50,000 and
can be used for up to 50 percent of a
project cost.
Malling said its been hard to generate the cash to pay off vendors as
the brewpubs business gradually
Its easier to pay the city at a
cheaper rate of interest, Malling
said, noting the programs policy is
the current prime rate plus 1 percent.
In his case, thats 4.5 percent.
Thats a good rate, Malling said.
Another nice thing about the program, he said, is that it doesnt limit
a business to just one loan.
Malling said hes planning to use
another loan to restore his building
Id like to pay this loan off and
then take another to improve the
building, he said. Im surprised
that Im the first business to take
advantage of this program.

Aimed at downtown
The program, Mayor Donna Olson
said, was created to help out folks
downtown, or it can be used to
enhance our downtown.
At the time it was created, the
citys financial consultant, Gary
Becker, of Vierbicher Associates,
described it as a pool of public

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dollars designed to reduce risk for

a lender in order to help businesses.
It can make something happen
that might not have happened otherwise, Becker said.
City finance director Laurie Sullivan said the loans can be used in
two ways. They can bridge the gap
for businesses that cant get enough
financing through traditional sources, or a loan can be used if a business owner has a smaller project and
doesnt want to go through a traditional lender.
The maximum amount available
per loan is $50,000, and is an interest-only loan that has a balloon at the
end of three years, Sullivan said.
In other words, at the end of three
years the borrower still has two years
to pay off the loan balance.
The money to fund the program
comes from the downtown TIF District 4. The city set the program
up with $250,000 in a revolving
Thats the nice thing about it,
Olson said it doesnt go away.
Someone uses it for three years
and then pays it back, and then its
available for somebody else to use,
she said. Its something that once
youve established it and it begins
working and were just starting to
see that and are excited about it
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A knife-wielding attack
against a Stoughton man
by a McFarland teen in late
April 2015 stemming from
a prom date that went horrifically awry
ended with
a five-year
prison sentence for
homicide Fri- Bexson
Dane County Circuit
Court Judge William Hanrahan issued the sentence, which
includes 10 years of courtsupervised extended supervision after the prison term ends.
The attack on Stoughtons
Matthew McLimans happened
at McLimans home on the
600 block of North Page Street
shortly before 1 a.m. on April
30, 2015. During the sentencing, Hanrahan called the attack
sneaky, vindictive, violent,
disturbed and homicidal.
McFarlands Tyler Bexson,
who turned 18 in December,
pleaded guilty to the charge
in January. A tearful Bexson
was led out of the courtroom
Friday to begin his sentence.
The case stems from a
rescinded McFarland High
School prom date invitation
from Bexson that elevated
into a brutal late-night fight
between Bexson and McLimans, then 42, the prom dates
father. McLimans was stabbed
seven times and barely avoided life-threatening wounds.
McLimans wife, Elise, fired
one gunshot in the air during the brawl, according to
Stoughton police reports.
In April 2015, the report
said, the McLimans sent an
e-mail to Bexsons family
asking for partial payment of
their daughters $500 prom
dress. When they didnt hear
back, the McLimans called
the Bexson family on April
28. After the call, Bexsons
parents urged Tyler to attend
prom with the girl, then a
freshman at McFarland High
School. Tyler later contacted
the girl, who declined, saying
she was too distraught, police

Outraged at the growing

conflict, Bexson told Stoughton police that he was seething all day. Before midnight
April 29, Bexson drove to the
McLimans home in Stoughton, where Matthew McLimans was awakened by barking dogs and heard someone
outside. He took a flashlight
and a baseball bat to investigate, police reported, but Bexson immediately hit him with
a shovel then began swinging
a knife at him.
In court Friday, Matthew
and Elise McLimans each
spoke emotionally of their
overwhelming fear and anxiety after the attack.
I hate that I cant feel safe
in my own house, Matthew
said. (A few days after the
attack, McLimans also spoke
publicly about it in an interview with WKOW-TV.)
During the 2-hour, 20-minute sentencing hearing, four
Bexson family members
spoke about Tyler, who was
about to earn to his Eagle
Scout badge before the attack.
His youthful look and moderate maturity will make him
vulnerable in the prison system, they said.
Prison will destroy him,
said Tylers father, Joe Bexson.
Prosecutor Corey Stephan
said its by good fortune
that McLimans wasnt killed
in the attack. Stephan, who
recommended a 20-year
prison sentence, noted that
Bexson wrote on an Internet
blog hours before the attack
that he was going to commit
Bexsons attorney, Stephen
Eisenberg, urged probation,
describing Bexson as a lowrisk threat and saying that he
did not go there to kill the
Hanrahan spoke at length
about Bexsons intentions,
including parking away
from the house and taking
off his shoes in the yard to
not be heard. The judge also
described the knife as not a
Boy Scout knife.
Thats the type of knife
you gut a deer with, Hanrahan said.
Acknowledging Bexsons
clean background and quiet
demeanor, Hanrahan said
that the teen caused this tremendous trauma and added:
Ive wondered, Why did
you do it? Because you
wanted to.




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From the Editors Desk

Imposter reveals value

of better identification
Look for the badge

t took an odd, mostly insignificant personal experience this

weekend to shake me to the core
A man tried to tell my wife he
was taking photos of my son and
other children for the Oregon
Of course,
she knows the
staff here, so she
knew immediately it was a
bold-faced lie.
She called his
bluff and he
quickly retreated
toward the nearFerolie
est exit.
It was a little
creepy to her, but to me, it was even
more so. I had to wonder how many
times this sort of thing had happened before the perpetrator accidentally misidentified himself to the
wrong person.
Certainly we notified the Sheriffs Office and the management
at Eugsters Farm Market where
hundreds of kids were on hand at
any given time for the first weekend
of lamb and goat birthing days but
the report could only go so far. Ultimately, were talking about legal
photos of kids playing on toy tractors in a basically public place.
But it revealed an important
weakness within how weve been
covering our local communities.
Much of community journalism
is based on trust. We get far better photos, feature stories and bits
and pieces of information about
the people in our communities
when our subjects can rest assured
their openness will be handled in a
professional manner and whatever
they share will only go where it is
The presence of impostors running around claiming to be from our
organization would not help that
I wont pretend to know what
this mans purpose was or what the
eventual destination of those photos
would be, but I have to think if they
were of any legitimate manner,
he wouldnt need to pretend to be
someone else.
Even if he simply, inappropriately
hoped to use our name proactively
to help him get photos he wanted
to send to us as a contribution,
that chance meeting with the wife
of the editor should have been

UNG staffers will now wear ID badges while taking photos of most
public events. If youre not sure, ask for identification or a business card.
serendipitous, not an uncomfortable
But as a bit of an optimist myself,
I tend to look for the opportunity in
every situation. Here, I see a revelation that will perhaps force us to
improve our connection and presence in each of Unified Newspaper
Groups communities.
You see, since a reorganization in
2011, Unified Newspaper Group
which includes the Stoughton Courier Hub has been building a structure based on teamwork, in which
any one of our nine staff members
could be taking photos or reporting
in any of our four communities. The
benefits have been many, including
specialization of skills, rather than
relying on each editor to be a jackof-all-trades, but the main drawback
is obvious theres no longer just
one or two people from our papers
in each community, which means
no longer a face of the paper everyone knows.
Now, instead of the editor showing up to any given event and gaining temporary admission with a
smile, our reporters tend to hold up
a camera and announce their presence. But this weeks incident has
given me a reason to reconsider the
simplicity of that habit.
We all understand the reluctance
people might feel about having their
families photographed. Just because
something is legal doesnt make it

ethical. So we make a conscientious

effort to check for permission of our
subjects when it is reasonable to do
Clearly this man did not, and
allowing people to pose as one of us
unchecked reduces our credibility.
So minutes after I discovered
what had happened and unfortunately the man was gone before I
could confront him I was discussing it over email with the UNG
staff. Within two hours, I had purchased lanyards so each of us can
now carry ID in a handy spot for all
to see.
Even before this weekend, our
staff reporters all carried some
form of identification at planned
photo assignments (usually business
cards), but for sure now, well be
displaying it more prominently by
hanging it around our necks.
So if you see what you assume
to be a reporter or photographer at
a community event, feel free to ask
to see it. And if youre uncertain,
check the name and photo on any of
our websites.
Or if youd rather, just come up
and chat well appreciate the interaction.
Jim Ferolie is the editor of Unified Newspaper Group, which
publishes the Oregon Observer,
Verona Press, Stoughton Courier Hub and Fitchburg Star.

April 7, 2016

Quilt Faire returns Saturday

Quilt enthusiasts will
have plenty to look at with
a visit to the Skaalen Auxiliarys annual Quilt Faire
on Saturday.
The event, set for 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ
Lutheran Church, 700
County Hwy. B., will feature more than 100 quilts
on display from newly
made to antique and collectible items. Exhibitors attending the event
include Patriotic Quilts,
Relay for Life Quilts and
Lutheran World Relief
Quilts, as well as guest
artist Marlene Messling of
Tickets are $3 and can
be purchased at the door.
Auxiliary members will be
selling light lunch items,
baked goods and beverages, and a quilt raffle and

If you go
What: Skaalen
Auxiliary annual Quilt
When: 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday, April 9
Where: Christ
Lutheran Church, 700
County Hwy. B.
Info: 873-5651

basket raffle will include

a variety of prizes. Raffle
tickets are $1 each or six
for $5, and the drawing
will be held at 3 p.m.
All proceeds from the
Quilt Faire will benefit Auxiliary projects
throughout the year.
For information, contact
Dawn Zaemisch at 8735651.
Kate Newton

File photo by Samantha Christian

Exhibitor Kay Lange shows quilts during last years Quilt Faire.
This years exhibitors include Patriotic Quilts, Relay for Life
Quilts and Lutheran World Relief Quilts.

Music Man, Jr. visits Stoughton

program April 13
The Sons of Norway
Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page
St., will host a Celebration
of Outdoor Life in Norway
program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.
Peggy Hager, a part-time
senior lecturer in the UWDepartment of Scandinavian
Studies, will lead the program
focusing on the role of friluftsliv, or outdoor life, in
Norwegian culture and how it
plays out in everyday life.
Hager teaches Norwegian language and has lived,
worked and traveled widely
in Norway. The program is
free and open to the public,
but donations to the Stoughton Food Pantry are encouraged.
For information, contact
Darlene Arneson at 8737209.

SonS of
fiSh Boil

Mandt lodge
317 S. Page St., Stoughton

Friday, april 8

SErViNG BEGiNS aT 6:00 pM

$14.00 per person
$6.00 for kids ages 5-12 years
Icelandic cod, potatoes, carrots,
onions, bread, cole slaw,
dessert and beverage

Tickets available at the door

and advance tickets available
from Darlene Arneson
(608-873-7209 or
We hope to see you there!

Mandt Lodge is handicapped accessible with

a lift located on the south side of the building.
There is parking on the street, a public parking
lot behind the Stoughton Senior Center, or
in the Livsreise parking lot if their building
is closed. We always encourage you to bring
donations for the Stoughton Food Pantry!
The public is always welcome at Mandt Lodge!


VFW Badger Post 328 Inc.

200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton 608-873-9042

Friday Night

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry

Dine-in only
Regular menu also available

Middle school student

musical this weekend

Sat., April 9th. Homes for our troops. SSG Russell Dennison
Registration at 9:30am Ceremony begins at 10am.

Scott de Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

River Bluff Middle School students

will perform The Music Man, Jr. at
6 p.m. Friday, April 8 and Saturday,
April 9 in the Performing Arts Center
at Stoughton High School.
The story is based on the classic musical The Music Man, a tale
about a small Iowa town in the early
1900s. The plot concerns con man
Harold Hill, who poses as a boys
band organizer and leader and sells
band instruments and uniforms to the
naive townsfolk, promising to train the
members of the new band. But Harold
is no musician and plans to skip town
without giving any music lessons.
Prim librarian and piano teacher
Marian sees through him, but when
Harold helps her younger brother
overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love and
Harold risks being caught to win her
More than 70 River Bluff students
are involved in The Music Man, Jr.,
which is directed by Don Walden,
with Barb Wolf designing costumes
and Hannah Laffin leading a crew that
designed, constructed and assembled
the sets. Students from the SHS drama department, under the guidance
of DeeDee Bouzek, will be working
sound, lighting and make-up.
Tickets will be sold only at the door.
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students.

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The Music Man, Jr. will be performed by students of River Bluff Middle School, through
special arrangements with Music Theatre International, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8 and
Saturday, April 9 in the Performing Arts Center at Stoughton High School. Here, Isaiah
Rowley (in the title role) performs during a recent rehearsal.
$10 includes 2 raffle tickets
Complimentary Food
Cash Bar

If you go
What: River Bluff Middle School students present The Music Man, Jr.
When: 6 p.m. Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9
Where: Stoughton High School PAC, 600 Lincoln Ave.
Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students
Info: 877-5000

WSTO earns two honors in Midwest Media Fest competition

Stoughtons WSTO
(Channel 981) earned two
awards for its coverage
of a hockey game and a
government meeting in
the Best of the Midwest
Media Fest competition.
WSTO, part of the citys
Media Services Department, submitted two videos and won awards for
The station won an
Achievement Award for
coverage of a Stoughton
High School boys hockey
game in late November in
the Professional Live category.
WSTO media production
specialist Derek Westby
said the video represented

Outdoor life


Event will feature

over 100 displays

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some of the stations best

coverage last year.
We picked that one to
submit because we did a lot
of replays in it, and a lot of
stations dont do replays,
he explained. We also
debuted our new graphics
on our hockey coverage of
that game. It was probably
the best one that we did all
WSTO also won a Merit
Award for coverage of the
Stoughton Common Council meeting of Oct. 27,
2015, in the Professional
Meeting Coverage category. Westby said a technology upgrade was, in part,
responsible for the award.
Westby said the station

strives to cover local and for Media Fest is April 28

area events.
at the Sheraton Hotel in
In the last week, we Madison.
covered the Ted Cruz rally
Bill Livick
and the Bernie Sanders rally, he said Monday.
The awards ceremony

Friday, April 15, 2016 7:00 -10:30 PM

A ROCKIN community evening of FUN and FRIENDS to support
St. Ann schools 50+ year history of putting faith in education.
Friday, April 15, 7-10:30 at the Lageret, 515 E. Main St., Stoughton


Films shown all day
and night in unique
venues. Including
midnight showings.


Dueling pianos entertainment, appetizers from the Black Sheep, beverages by Viking Brew Pub

$50/person $90/couple $320/party of 8

For more info and to purchase tickets,
visit or call 608-873-3343


April 7, 2016

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Coming up

Community calendar

Fish boil
The Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge,
317 S. Page St., will hold its spring fish
boil at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8.
A menu of Icelandic cod, potatoes,
cole slaw, carrots, onions and dessert
will be available. Tickets are $14 for
adults and $6 for children ages 5-12,
and will be available for purchase at the
door. For information or to purchase
tickets, contact Darlene at 873-7209.

Coping with elections

Visit the senior center for a threeweek session titled Finding Peace in
an Election Year from 3-4:15 p.m. Fridays, April 8 and 15 and May 6.
Buddhist nun Venerable Lhundup
Chodon will discuss methods to cultivate a stable mind during the election
year with a non-partisan approach. For
information, call 873-8585.

Library fundraiser
The Friends of the Stoughton Public Library (FOL) will hold its annual
spring brunch fundraiser from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Sons
of Norway-Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page
St. The event will begin with a brunch
buffet, followed by a spring decorating
class by The Lilystone and a gift basket
auction. Tickets are $15 and available
at the library. For information, call 8736281.

The menu includes salads, pies and

beverages. Tickets are $10, and include
a cookbook. Proceeds from the luncheon will go toward scholarships and
the Veterans Memorial Park.
Tickets are available at the Nordic
Nook and All in the Family Hair Care,
as well as the church office. Tickets are
limited to 140 attendees.
For information, call 873-9456.

Firefighters dance
The Stoughton Fire Department will
hold its 132nd annual Firefighters
Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 9 at the Mandt Center and
Park, 400 Mandt Pkwy. The free event
will feature the band Chasin Mason,
and all proceeds will benefit the department. For information, call 873-7218.

Advance Directives
Join social workers at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12 in the Bryant Health
Education Center in the lower level of
Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St., to
learn about health care power of attorney. Free confidential assistance in
completing an advance directive will
also be provided. Attendees are asked to
bring addresses and phone numbers of
potential decision makers. Registration
is required, and space is limited.
To register, visit stoughtonhospital.
com and click on Classes and events.
For information, contact Sonja at 8732356.

Huggable Family gathering at 6:30

p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the Vennevoll
Clubhouse, 400 N. Morris St.
Robin Gove will share a way to stay
connected with your loved ones, and
Martha Heinhorst will discuss the topic, Joy When Happiness is Gone. The
event costs $5, and an RSVP is required
by Sunday, April 10. Light refreshments will be provided. For information
or to RSVP, call Mary at 825-9947.

Forgiveness series
Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St.,
will offer a series of classes on forgiveness from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays
April 12 through May 17 in the hospital
Instructor Tim Markle will teach
methods of working toward forgiveness
during the series, titled Freedom
Through Forgiveness. Registration
is required. To register, visit and click on
Classes and Events. For information,
contact Sonja at 873-2356.

Heart health

Join registered nurse Sue Richards for

a heart-themed Healthy Aging discussion at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the
senior center.
Richards will discuss ways to protect
your heart health by identifying your
personal risk. The one-hour session
will cover types of heart disease, risk
factors, symptoms, prevention options
Salad luncheon
and more. Resources and handouts on
West Koshkonong Lutheran Church, Womens gathering
the topic will be provided, as well as a
1911 Koshkonong Road, will host a salArea women are invited to attend small gift for participants.
ad luncheon at noon Saturday, April 9. the Madison Womens Connections
For information, call 873-8585.
Bahai Faith

Covenant Lutheran Church

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911

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

Bible Baptist Church

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-7494
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church

515 E. Main St., Stoughton 834-9050
Sunday: 10 a.m.

2095 Hwy. W, Utica

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

Ezra Church

700 Hwy. B, Stoughton

873-9353 e-mail:
Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship,
9:10 a.m. Family Express followed
by Sunday School
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton 873-9106

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

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints

11927 W. Church St., Evansville

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

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
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

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton

Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m. worship

2633 Church St., Cottage Grove

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

Avoiding Strife




St. Ann Catholic Church

LakeView Church

A Life
Celebration Center

221 Kings Lynn Rd.

Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-8888

Fulton Church

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton

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

1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton

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

Cooksville Lutheran Church

Mike Smits Dale Holzhuter

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

310 E. Washington, Stoughton

Saturday: 8 a.m. weekly prayer breakfast
Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton

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

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

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton

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

Stoughton Baptist Church

First Lutheran Church

Christ the King Community Church

Seventh Day Baptist

Church of Albion

There are walks of life where one is required to argue. Lawyers, politicians and
teachers are frequently in positions where they must argue persuasively for one
position or another. That is part and parcel of their job, and arguing serves the
valuable service of allowing the truth to stand out in contrast to error or ignorance.
In many areas of life, however, arguing serves no useful purpose and just creates
needless strife and division. When people are making casual conversation it is easy
to find things to disagree with, but such disagreements rarely foster peace and
harmony. It is tedious to be around someone who is always correcting us. With
family, friends, and co-workers it is usually better to find areas of mutual agreement rather than disagreement. And even when there is disagreement, sometimes
the way to resolve the issue is to start with what you agree on and
see if you can move on from there. When we must argue, it can usually be done
calmly and with civility. Sometimes we find ourselves drifting into argument without realizing how this even happened. Someone may have said something that we
feel must be challenged. As the discussion turns from mild difference of opinion
to angry disagreement, our tempers flare and we often say things we will regret.
By being less argumentative you will probably find that you get along with others
much better.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
It is to ones honor to avoid strife,
but every fool is quick to quarrel.
Proverbs 20:3 NIV

Thursday, April 7

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

Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 873-7209
6:30 p.m., Adult Craft Club, library, 873-6281

Friday, April 8

9:30 a.m., Coffee with the Mayor, senior center, 8738585

Noon, Lunchtime yoga (free; registration required),
library, 873-6281
3-4:15 p.m., Finding Peace in an Election Year session one, senior center, 873-8585
6 p.m., River Bluff Middle School presents The Music
Man Jr. ($8 adults, $5 students), Stoughton High School
Performing Arts Center, 600 Lincoln Ave., 877-5500
6 p.m., Spring fish boil ($14 adults, $6 children 5-12),
Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 8737209

Saturday, April 9

9 a.m. to noon, Personal Essentials Pantry, 343 E.

Main St.,
10 a.m., VFW Homes for our Troops dedication (escort
from American Legion begins at 9:30 a.m.), Stoughton
VFW, 200 Veterans Road, 873-9042
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Skaalen Auxiliarys annual Quilt
Faire ($3), Christ Lutheran Church, 700 County Hwy. B,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (repeats Sunday), Lambing and
Kidding Days ($7 per person; children 1 and under free),
Eugsters Farm Market, 3865 State Road 138, eugsters.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friends of the Library Spring Brunch
at the Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge, 317 South Page
St., 873-6281
Noon, Salad luncheon ($10), West Koshkonong
Lutheran Church, 1911 Koshkonong Road, 873-9456
6 p.m., River Bluff Middle School presents The Music
Man Jr. ($8 adults, $5 students), SHS PAC, 600 Lincoln
Ave., 877-5500
8 p.m. to midnight, 132nd annual Firefighters Dance,
Mandt Center, 400 Mandt Pkwy., 873-7218

Monday, April 11

3 p.m., Spring Music Appreciation Series with the

UW-Madison Graduate Student Brass Trio, senior center, 873-8585
7 p.m., Town of Dunn Plan Commission meeting, Dunn
Town Hall, 4156 Cty. Road B

Tuesday, April 12

10 a.m., Urban forest update, senior center, 873-8585

3-4 p.m., Stoughton Volunteer of the Year and
Business Person of the Year recognition ceremony,
Mayor Donna Olsons office, 381 E. Main St., 873-6677
5:30 p.m., Understanding Advance Directives presentation (registration required at,
Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St., 873-2356
6:30-8 p.m., Freedom Through Forgiveness class
series (register at, Stoughton
Hospital boardroom, 900 Ridge St., 873-2356
6:30-8 p.m., Area Womens Gathering: Huggable
Family ($5, RSVP required), Vennevoll Clubhouse, 400
N. Morris St., 825-9947

Wednesday, April 13

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

Town Hall, 654 Cty. Road N
7 p.m., A Celebration of Outdoor Life in Norway with
Peggy Hager, Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317
South Page St., 873-7209

Thursday, April 14

12:15-2:15 p.m., 4-C Play and Learn group (newborn

to age 5), United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 525
Lincoln Ave.,
1 p.m., Heart Health: Know Your Numbers discussion, senior center, 873-8585
4 p.m., Makey Makey teen circuitry workshop,
Stoughton Area Youth Center, 567 E. Main St., 8736281
5-7:30 p.m., Stoughton Chamber Community Expo,
Mandt Community Center, 400 Mandt Pkwy., 8737912
6 p.m., Spring detox program (registration required
at, Stoughton Hospital, 900
Ridge St., 873-2356

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
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
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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Veteran: Dennison endured 28 surgeries after being severely injured by IED in Afghanistan
Continued from page 1
to attend. Dennison will be
given a special escort to the
VFW at 9:30 a.m. by the
Legion Riders motorcycle association.

If you go
What: Homes for Our
Troops building kick-off
When: 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 9
Where: Stoughton
VFW Post 328, 200
Veterans Road
Info: 873-9042

Joining the Army

In an email to the Hub,
the Scottish-born Dennison
said he always wanted to
be in the Army since he
was a kid, though the only
family member he knew
who served was an uncle
from Scotland who served
in the British army. Dennison and his family moved
to the U.S. when he was 12.
I have no idea why, but
it just seemed like the right
fit for me, he said, noting
that he joined the Army
before he even had his citizenship in 2007, shortly
before his first deployment.
Dennisons life changed
on Oct. 4, 2012.
While Dennison was
serving with the 1-64, 3rd
Infantry Division his third
deployment to Afghanistan
his platoon commander
stepped on an improvised
explosive device (IED); a
blast that resulted in the
loss of Dennisons legs.
He had just been promoted
to platoon sergeant the day
before and volunteered to
take the lead with the metal
detector, according to the
press release.
The group was about 50
yards from their pickup
site when the sudden blast
launched Dennison 20 feet
into a creek.
My buddy behind me
took my bone fragments to
his face and peeled his nose
half off, then our medic ran
up and hit another IED and
got his leg blown off, he
After landing, Dennison
found he couldnt stand and
struggled to keep his head
out of the water as the platoon leader picked him up.
The two men patched up
Dennisons severe wounds,
and he was evacuated to
Kandahar Air Base, where
his legs were amputated
below the knee.
He also sustained a lacerated liver and eye, ruptured
eardrums, broken femur in
his right leg and blood clots
in his legs and lungs as a
result of the blast.
Back in the United States.
at Walter Reed Medical
Center, Dennison endured
28 surgeries. He said the
long recovery process was
Every time I got to a
point I was happy, I would
have to get surgery again
and start over, Dennison
said. But my wife and kids
help me get through it.
He received his first set
of prosthetics shortly after
starting outpatient therapy
and within a few months
was able to walk without
Only a year after physical
therapy, Dennison signed
up for the 25-mile Bataan
Death March, a challenging trek through the high
desert terrain of White
Sands Missile Range, held
in honor of the soldiers who
defended the Philippine
Islands during World War
It took Dennison 14 hours
to complete and a lot of ice
afterward, but he finished
his mission.

How to help
Donations for the
project can be made
in person at the
event or online at:

Photo submitted

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Russell Dennison went through intense physical therapy to learn to walk with artificial legs. He endured 28 surgeries to help repair damage from severe injuries from an IED.




So when was the last time you saw one like this?
Photo submitted

Russell Dennison, his wife Samantha and their two children will
eventually be moving into a new home in Rutland, thanks to the
efforts of Homes for Our Troops and many volunteers and donors.

Heros house
The home being built for the Dennisons will
feature more than 40 major special adaptations,
such as widened doorways for wheelchair access,
a roll-in shower and kitchen amenities that include
pull-down shelving and lowered countertops. The
home will also alleviate the mobility and safety
issues associated with a traditional home, including
navigating a wheelchair through narrow hallways or
over thresholds, or reaching for cabinets that are
too high.
All costs for the home will be covered by
Homes for Our Troops and its network of donors,
supporters and corporate partners, including Piggly
Wiggly and William Ryan Homes.

Looking forward
Now medically retired,
Dennison is intent on staying active, and living the
life he wants to, spending
time with his wife, Samantha, and their two children,
as well as snowboarding,
weightlifting and shooting. Hes working toward a
degree in welding.
I like to weld, and Im
going to start looking for a
job if anybody can help me
out with that, he said.
The family lives in the
Stoughton Area School District, and he said they wanted to stay there, and they
were pleased that HFOT
found land in Rutland for
their new home. Its close
to Roscoe, Ill., where he
and Samantha grew up and
still have family.

We both really liked

Wisconsin when we were
growing up and wanted
to live up here, he said.
When I got out of the Army
we tried living in Madison,
but did not like the schools
or the traffic and then we
found Stoughton, this cool
little Viking town.
Dennison said HFOTs
supporters truly make
America the greatest country.
For you to give me and
my family people you
hardly know this great
gift is overwhelming and
I am blessed, he said. I
know myself and fellow
soldiers are not forgotten
and we have amazing people like you to help us and
offer your support.


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Joining forces

Moyers, D.W. Nelson Concrete merge

Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

Photo by Jim Ferolie

Mixing chambers
Stoughton Chamber of Commerce executive director Marilyn Housner (right) and Oregon Area
Chamber of Commerce executive director Judy Knutson (second from right) join other Stoughton
and Oregon chamber representatives in greeting guests last month to a combined "After 5" member
networking event at the new Headquarters banquet center on Oregon's southeast side.

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Sometimes, people just

work well together.
Thats certainly been the
case with Stoughton-based
Moyers Inc. a landscaping and design company
and D.W. Nelson Concrete
Contractors. After joining forces on a variety of
projects over the past few
years, the two companies
made it official last month,
with Moyers Inc. officially
acquiring D.W. Nelson.
Talking with the Hub
outside D. W. Nelson Concrete Contractors on Monday, Jeff Moyer and David
Nelson said they are very
proud of their secondgeneration businesses, and
excited about the new possibilities now that theyve
teamed up.
Weve been doing work
for him for about six years
now, doing his concrete
flatwork, and we just started talking one day and I
kind of suggested maybe
Jeffrey would like to own
a flatwork company someday, said Nelson. We
love working with their
designers, and I got to know
his dad real well when he
came to town (in the early
1990s), when I was transitioning out of landscaping
and Dave (Moyer) was just
coming in. It just kind of
worked, because I started
getting work to David, and
then we went all concrete,
because we used to be treelandscape-concrete.
Moyer said it took a few
years to be brave enough
to decide to do it, because
of the value both men place
on their reputations.
Its a family business,
and theres a lot on your
plate when its your name
on it, and David knows
that, he said. We were
trying to make sure its not
about size, its about quality. We wanted to make sure
it happened right, and make
sure our families, our staff,
our community, our vendors, our clients, werent
negatively affected by this
in any way.
The move also creates
a succession plan for Nelsons business, as he plans
to retire in about 10 years.
We all know Roy (Nelson) would have wanted
to see this go on, Moyer
said. David appropriately
started planning for this
a decade or so before his
actual retirement, which is
While the new name of
Nelsons former business
is now D.W. Nelson Concrete Contractor (A Division of Moyers Inc.),

Photo by Scott De Laruelle

David Nelson, left, the former owner of D.W. Nelson Concrete

Contractors, and Jeff Moyer, owner of Moyers Inc., stand in front
of the Nelson concrete building Monday afternoon.

Happy anniversary
Moyers Inc., 936 Starr School Road, is a landscape
design and installation firm with a wholesale and retail
nursery and landscape supply center. D.W. Nelson Concrete Contractor, 190 Business Park Circle, is a decorative flatwork concrete company specializing in commercial and residential services for floors, driveways,
patios and walkways.
Ironically, both businesses recently celebrated their
30th anniversaries, as both were founded on April 1,
Both firms hold strong values for family, community, honesty, thoughtfulness and quality, said Jeff

By the numbers
Moyers Inc., which has 32 full-time and seasonal
employees, is run by second-generation owner Jeff
Moyer (president and CEO), wife Emily Moyer (office
manager and treasurer) and original owner/founder
Dave Moyer (nursery manager and vice president).
D.W. Nelson, which employs 10 people, was run by
second-generation owner and operator David Nelson
(president) who started the firm with his father, Roy
Nelson, who died in December 2012. David Nelson will
continue as the on-site production manager for the division.

Moyer said nothing will

substantially change for
either. He said Moyers,
Inc. will now have some
extra expertise on hand, and
Nelson will have access to
more help for larger jobs.
Youre going to expect
the same D. W. Nelson
Concrete Contracting work;

the quality flatwork, he

said. From Moyers, Inc.,
youre going to see the
same that youve seen with
the landscaping, designing
and building. Its a good
crossover. Its the same
people, same phone number, same location.
Nothings changed.

every step of your rehabilitation.

OReilly opens auto parts store

5565 Tancho Drive, Madison

6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison


OReilly Auto Parts recently

opened a new store in Stoughton.
The store, at 1512 U.S. Hwys.
51 and 138, offers a low price
guarantee and overnight service on most parts not in stock,
according to a news release.
The company, founded in 1957
by the OReilly family, operates more than 4,200 stores in 42
states around the United States,

including more than 100 across

The store invites those who
want to meet its employees to a
grand opening event April 13-26,
which will include a radio remote
location on April 16, according to
the release.
For information on the company and the Stoughton location,

In Business
The Stoughton Courier Hub
runs a business
section regularly, highlighting
local business
topics and news
bits. To submit
an item for this
page, e-mail

Jeremy Jones, sports editor

845-9559 x226

Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor

845-9559 x237
Fax: 845-9550


Thursday, April 7, 2016

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Boys golf

Vikings in
Anthony iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Stoughton center fielder Morgan Neuenfeld makes a running catch for the second out in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday. The catch helped the Vikings hold on for a
4-3 Badger South Conference road win at Oregon.

Flashing some leather

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Stoughton softball found out just

how unpredictable spring weather in
Wisconsin can be last week having
its Badger South Conference debut
against Monona Grove postponed not
once, but twice.

Stoughton 4, Oregon 3
Stoughton jumped out to an early
lead on the road Tuesday evening and
did just enough to hold off the host
Oregon Panthers in their conference
debut 4-3.
Obviously, we would have liked
to push a few more runs across early
in the game, but Im extremely proud
of the girls effort at the end of the
game, Vikings head coach Kristin

Siget said. On a frigid night that began

with temps in the low 40s and quickly
plummeting with rain and wind, the
Vikings set course quickly by jumping out to a 4-0 lead.
Madison Brickson legged out an
infield single to put Stoughton on the
board in the first before the Vikings
broke through for three more runs in
the third.
Morgan Neuenfeld drew a one out
walk to get things started in the third.
Then two batters later, Samantha
Tepp singled through the left side of a
drawn in Oregon infield before Maddy Beske reached on a error to load
the bases.
Gabby Saunders and Liz Auby collected back-to-back RBIs. Saunders
knocked in one with a single, while
Auby roped a double off the bottom

of the outfield fence.

Oregons Marissa Kleckler collected an RBI double and Julia Schmidt
singled in another in the bottom of the
third to cut the Vikings lead in half.
Jess Bartelt pulled Oregon within
a run with an RBI groundout in the
home half of the fifth.
The Panthers threatened to put up
more in the fifth before the Vikings
Holly Brickson struck out Cailyn
Neuenfeld came up with a a running snare in center field on a hard hit
ball by Jayme Zander for the second
out in the sixth before Brickson, who
went the distance with nine strike
outs, fanned Hannah Sears to end the
Brickson then capped the win with
back-to-back strike outs to end the

Orcutt, Weum lead Vikings at UW-Platteville

Assistant sports editor

Senior Shelby Orcutt and junior Aly

Weum led the Stoughton High School girls
track and field team Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville indoor invite
Thursday with first-place finishes in the
55-meter high hurdles and 400, respectively.
Weum won the 400 in 1 minute, 04.17
seconds, while Orcutt won the 55 hurdles in
9.99. It was Orcutts first win at an invite in
her career, while Weum rejoined the team
for the first time since basketball season
(Orcutt) is running great times, so I am
really happy with her, head coach Erik
Benedict said. We are excited to have
(Weum) back. She looks strong.
The 4x800 relay (Weum, Emily Reese,
Gigi Zaemisch and Clea Roe) also won in
10:55.48, and the 4x200 relay (Senior Maren Gryttenholm, junior Kylie Lynch, Orcutt
and Corinne Olson) was second in 1:59.41.

Stoughton, Fort Atkinson (ppd.)

The Vikings conference opener
was supposed to be in Fort Atkinson
last Thursday but the game was postponed due to rain.
Stoughton will attempt to make the
game up again next Monday at 5 p.m.

Girls soccer

wins opener
Anthony iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High

School girls soccer team
hosted non-conference
Cambridge/Deerfield on
Tuesday and won 2-1.
The Vikings got goals
from Jackie Smith in the
32nd minute and another
from Paige Halverson in
the 66th minute.
Hannah Wood finished
with four saves.
Stoughton hosts Sauk
Prairie at 7 p.m. Thursday
and Janesville Parker at 11
a.m. Saturday.


Girls track & field

Anthony Iozzo

game in the seventh.

I thing there was a few pitches I
could work on, but when we needed
it, we were able to pull through,
Brickson said.
Lacy Fluckiger went the distance
for Oregon. Fluckiger surrendered
three earned runs and struck out three.
The Vikings travel to Woodside
Sports Complex for a tournament
Friday at 2 p.m. Action continues on

The Stoughton High

School boys golf team
fell 170-174 in the Badger South Conference season opener against Fort
Atkinson at Koshkonong
Mounds Country Club.
Head coach Dave Taebel said he was proud of
how the guys competed
in weather conditions that
included a 30-minute delay
for ice accumulation on
the greens.
Drew Bellefeuille, David
Graffin and Ian Sutton all
shot 43s, while Jack Buckles carded a 45.
With the course difficulty and the weather, Taebel
added that the scores were

I am excited to see what those relays do

for the rest of the season, Benedict said.
Junior Kennedy Silbaugh added a third
place in the shot put with a throw of 32 feet,
5 inches, and junior Marissa Robson tied for
third in the high jump with a height of 48.
Sophomore Bronwynn Ziemann took fifth
in the high jump with a clearance of 4-8.
Gryttenholm and Lynch both finished 4-5
in the 55-meter dash. Lynch was fourth in
8.01, while Gryttenholm was fifth in 8.16.
Both also finished fourth and fifth in the
200. Gryttenholm was fourth in 29.4, while
Lynch was fifth in 30.01.
The Vikings travel to DeForest at 4:30
p.m. Thursday for a Badger Conference
crossover dual.
We are working on where to place athletes. We have a lot of holes to fill from last
year, Benedict said. We need some good
things to happen to get us to that next level.
The girls have to keep working hard in practices, and hopefully, that is going to pay off
as we move forward.

Krumholz is
going to be a
Senior Adam Krumholz signs his
National Letter of Intent Tuesday
to play football at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison.
Photo by Derek Spellman


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Girls basketball

Boys lacrosse

Vikings return 16 to back-toback D2 state runner-up squad

Anthony Iozzo

Conference schedule

Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High School boys

lacrosse team was one win away from a
Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation Division
2 state title the past two seasons, falling
both times to Catholic Memorial.
Last seasons loss stung more than the
2014 state title loss as it was by one goal
in overtime, 14-13.
However, with 16 members back this
season including junior attacker Tanner Gutche (64 goals, 32 assists), junior
attacker Sam Onsager (29G, 36A), senior
captain midfielder Ethan Olson (26G,
12 A), junior midfielder Dylan Gross
(21G, 10A), junior captain defender Zach
Scheel (16G, 5A) and senior goalie Jack
Anderson (198 saves, 4.2 goals against
average) the Vikings are primed to make
another run at the D2 title.
The other 10 players back are senior
captain attacker Parker Kruckenberg (8G,
5A), senior captain defender Kyle Ziemet
(3G, 2A), senior midfielder Kurtis Bernier (3G, 1A), sophomore defender Quinn
Link (3G, 3A), sophomore midfielder
Isaak Olson (2G), sophomore attacker
Matt Read (2G), sophomore Chase Kotlowski (1G, 1A), senior defender Harrison
Flesher, junior defender Nathan Krueger
and sophomore defender Matt Krcma.
Stoughton does lose graduate attacker
Dylan Wenker (98 goals, 26 assists), midfielder Andrew Ether, midfielder Rob
Volk, captain defender Matt Murphy,
captain defender Max McHone, captain
defender Max Freeman, defender Jacob
Bausch and midfielder Jack Greenfield.
Senior Erik Skavlen, junior Justin Gibbins and sophomore Jonathan Malueg are
also not back on varsity.
The newcomers are senior Joe Jensen (defender), sophomores Chad Clark

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Senior Hannah Hobson was nominated for the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 2
South All-Star team.

Hobson makes WBCA All-Star team

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Senior Hannah Hobson will represent

Stoughton High School in the Wisconsin
Basketball Coaches Association Division
2 All-Star game, picked as a member of
the South team.
Hobson finished the 2015-16 season
with 332 points, 164 rebounds, 35 assists
and 32 steals.
Hobson joins Oregons Leah Koopman, New Berlin Eisenhowers Chelsea
Brackmann, Catholic Memorials Dena
Dryer, Milwaukee Pius XIs Katie Gardner, Pewaukees Abby Gerrits, Portages
Caitlyn Hibner, Waukesha Wests Kariss
Keller, Wilmot Unions Sam Kirk and
New Berlin Wests Claire Radtke on the
South team. The coaches are Brookfield
Centrals Mallory Liebel and Waukesha Wests Mark Busalacchi and Bob

To Donate
and fill out the form.
Hobson needs to raise a minimum of
$500 with all money going to the Midwest Athletes Against
Childhood Cancer fund.
Hobson will now need to raise a minimum of $500 for the Midwest Athletes
Against Childhood Cancer fund. The athlete that raises the most money earns a
$1,000 scholarship.
You can donate to Hobsons fund at
The D2 All-Star game is 2:15 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Just-A-Game Fieldhouse in the Wisconsin Dells.

Boys track & field

Vikings gets several top three finishes at invite

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High School boys track

and field team traveled to the University
of Wisconsin-Platteville on Thursday for
an indoor invite and finished with six
top-three finishes.
The 4x800 relay won in 8 minutes,
53.61 seconds, while sophomore Sam
McHone added a second-place finish in
the 55-meter dash in 6.87 and third in the
200 in 24.47.
Junior Nathan Moll was second in the
400 in 54.14.
Sophomore Jordan DiBenedetto took
second in the long jump with a leap of 19

feet, 10 1/2 inches, and senior Max Quale

was third in the pole vault with a height
of 11-6.
Moll (24.9) and junior Jacob Tobie
(25.78) added a fourth- and fifth-p lace
finish, respectively, in the 200.
Junior Malachi Alvarez took fourth in
the 55 high hurdles in 9.23, and senior
Buck Krueger was fifth in the shot put
with a throw of 3811.
Sophomore Sean McLaury finished
sixth in the triple jump with a distance of
36-3 1/2 and sixth in the 800 in 2:12.95.
The Vikings travel to DeForest at 4:30
p.m. Thursday for a Badger Conference
crossover dual.

*Note: all games at 5 p.m. unless noted

Date Opponent
April 8 at Sauk Prairie
April 19 at Baraboo
April 22 Oregon
April 26
a t La Crosse Central
April 29 at DeForest
May 3 Sauk Prairie
May 13
La Crosse Central
May 17 at Oregon
May 20 Baraboo
May 24 DeForest
(midfielder), Cameron Furseth (attacker/
midfielder), Jake Mathias (attacker/midfielder) and Stuart Wollangk (defender); and freshmen Luke Geister-Jones
(defender), Carson Roisum (attacker),
Drew Pasold (defender), Jack Sunby
(goalie), Austin Sieling (defender/midfielder) and Jake Lenz (defender).

Stoughton 12, Edgewood 11 (2OT)

The Vikings traveled to Madison Edgewood on March 31 and won 12-11 in double overtime.
Gross scored three goals, including the
game-winner. Gutche added three goals,
while Ethan Olson and Onsager both
scored twice. Isaak Olson and Furseth
each added one goal.
Anderson finished with 10 saves, and
Link was 16-for-28 on faceoffs.

Stoughton 11, Janesville 7

Stoughton traveled to Janesville on
Tuesday and won 11-7.


Stoughton holds on for 10-9 win over rival Oregon

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High

School baseball team scored
10 runs in the first three
innings Tuesday against Badger South Conference rival
Oregon in the season opener.
The Panthers switched the
momentum, however, and
pulled to within one in the
top of the sixth, but the host
Vikings held on for the 10-9
I think anytime you can
get a win against a conference rival it is big, head
coach Jeremy Dunnihoo said.
We know this year we are
lacking a lot of varsity returners, and we know we are
going to be young.
We feel very comfortable
as far as the lineup we are
going to put out there and the
ability of our guys.
Oregon led 4-2 in the bottom of the second before
Stoughton scored three times
to retake the lead.
Senior Nick Woodstock
singled home senior Jake
Kissling, and junior Bryan
Wendt later singled home
senior Jack Nelson to tie the
game at 4-all.
Sophomore Brady Schipper followed with an RBI
single to score Wendt, and
the Vikings led 5-4.
In the bottom of the third
with the game tied at 5,
Stoughton scored five times.
A bunt by sophomore
Aaron Zimmerman led to an
error and two runs scored
senior Zach Kirby and

Photo by Todd K. Olsen

Sophomore Brady Schipper picks up a 2-run single Tuesday in a

Badger South Conference game against Oregon at Stoughton High
School. Schipper finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs in a 10-9 win.

Junior Andy Johnson later

stole home, and Nelson tripled to bring home Woodstock.
Senior Michael Gerber finished the scoring with an RBI
single to bring home Nelson
and make it 10-5 Stoughton.
Oregon scored three times
in the top of the sixth to pull
to within a run, but senior
Nathan Varese stopped the
Varese picked up the save,
allowing one hit in 1 2/3
innings. He struck out two.
Sophomore Dillon
Nowicki earned the win.
He went four innings and

allowed two earned runs on

five hits, striking out nine and
walking three.
Dunnihoo said that the reason the offense stalled after
the third inning was not being
as aggressive at the plate.
I think we got complacent
with out at bats, letting too
many good pitches go that
we were aggressive with earlier in the game, Dunnihoo
Oregons Jake Odegard
took the loss. He allowed
eight earned runs on nine hits
in 2 1/3 innings, walking four
and striking out one.

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Stoughton History

120 years ago 1896

Men engaged in stringing the telegraph wires to be
used solely in the transmission of messages for operating
a block system of train signals were at this station Saturday working eastward. This special wire will be strung
between Madison and Milwaukee.
If the politicians succeed in their efforts to stifle the
demands of the people and send anti-McKinley delegates
to St. Louis from this state, where the sentiment among
Republicans is almost unanimously for him, we must
admit that verily, there is no God in Israel.
D.D. Usher, Grocer is the inscription on Duanes
store awning, but when that new daughter came into
his household last Tuesday night, the sign underwent
a strange transformation. Some wag pasted a big A
between the two Ds.
The firemans masquerade ball Thursday night of last
week broke the record. So many people dancers and
spectators never before attended a masquerade or any
other kind of a dance in Stoughton
70 years ago 1946
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has
announced that a total of 8,149 Wisconsin servicemen
and women lost their lives from the time of Pearl Harbor
to V-J Day, Stoughton had borne its share of the wars
assessment of its sons with 30 dead. They are: Melford
Drogsvold, Henry Karlson, Truman Swenson, Vernon
Humberg, Charles Luraas, Arnold Heggestad, Henry
Ausse, Oscar Lund, Donald Phetteplace, Orrin Swenson,
Clyde R. Palmer, Clayton Olson, Franklin Iverson, Ray
Lorimer, Elmer Peterson, Nile Martin, Raymond Quam,
Louven Jerdee, David Seamonson, Einar Moe, Floyd
Furseth, Lewis Larson, Alexander Grieg Jr., Edward
Revnick, George Barry Jr., William Showers, Junior G.
Bickle, Edwin Nordlie, Gene Osborne and Roger Offerdahl.
Five oil paintings of Luke Stoughton, his wife and
three children, have been presented to the Stoughton
library by Paul Turner of Madison. Turner is a former
Madison resident.

The awarding of the Bronze Star to Melvin S. Loftus physical restraint against a ninth-grader Jan. 10. Physiwas announced this week by headquarters of the Fifth cal education instructor Charles Schulte, age 56, was
Infantry Division and Camp Campbell, Ky.
suspended Feb. 12-16 and order to undergo a psychological assessment before returning for work.
45 years ago 1971
A keeper of the flame will be honored Sunday. Lor Acting Police Chief Robert Everson was named as raine Hawkinson, historian, librarian and geneologist,
the permanent chief of Stoughton police Monday night is the 1996 recipient of the Community Appreciation
by the police and fire commission.
Award, which shell receive at the annual Norse After The Vikings won their fourth consecutive Badger noon of Fun. A lifelong resident of the community,
Conference championship Saturday at Jefferson.
Hawkinsons life has been one of devotion to preserving
Street terms (names) for marijuana are: joints, sticks, and making accessible the heritage Stoughton esteems so
reefer, weed, grass, pot, muggles, motters, Indian hay. highly.
Loco weed, Mu, giggle-smoke, Griffo, Mohasky and
Mary Jane.
10 years ago 2006
For the first time in the nearly 100-year history of
Several local town leaders offered strong critiChrist Lutheran Church, a woman has been elected to cism of the City of Stoughtons comprehensive plan as
serve on the church board. The unique honor has been the plan was reviewed with them at a special joint city/
given to Mrs. Arnold Johnson, who has long been active towns meeting held Monday night. The plan, designed
in church affairs and happens to be a womens libera- to guide the citys community development and land use
decisions for at least the next 20 years, shows the city
extending its borders into existing town lands in Pleasant
20 years ago 1996
Springs, Dunn, Dunkirk and Rutland.
Stoughton Area School District residents vote Tues New grandstands for the Mandt Park Fairgrounds
day on a $25.6 million referendum designed to accom- are a possibility after the Stoughton City Council Tuesmodate the districts major facility needs for the next 10 day night directed city staff to explore cost and design
to 20 years. The three-question referendum asks voters to options for replacing the aged wooden structure as well
vote for or against the following proposals: Spend $3.81 as consider what the benefits would be of sharing conmillion to expand, remodel and equip Kegonsa Elemen- struction costs with the Stoughton Fair Board.
tary School; spend $14.19 to construct and equip a new
By nearly a 2-1 margin, Stoughton Area School Disseventh- and eighth-grade middle school on the existing trict voters Tuesday defeated a referendum to exceed the
middle school site and construct and equip a new fifth- revenue cap by $11.9 million over the next four years.
and sixth-grade school at the Stiklestad site; remove the Of 5,231 ballots cast, 3,368 (64.3 percent) voted against
existing middle school building; and spend $7.63 million exceeding the cap, and 1,863 voted for the measure.
to remodel, renovate and equip the high school.
In one of the first budgetary moves after the defeat
All three questions in Tuesdays $25.6 million school of the Feb 15 referendum to surpass revenue gaps by
referendum passed, with Question 1 approved by a wide $11.18 million, the Board of Education Monday night
margin and Questions 2 and 3 succeeding by a narrow approved sending preliminary notices of non-renewal
of contracts to eight full-time teachers. Additionally,
A 23-year veteran of the Stoughton Area School Dis- the equivalent of three full-time positions for education
trict was suspended for a week without pay following assistants were recommended for reduction.
an investigation into an allegation he used inappropriate

Police reports
The Stoughton Police Department logged 2,186 incidents in
February. Cases of interest for the month were: one robbery, five
intoxicated driver arrests, nine thefts, six vandalisms, 19 domestic disturbances, 16 disorderly conducts, 22 traffic crashes, 85
EMS assists, 20 juvenile incidents, 77 911 calls, three runaways,
two warrant arrests, seven threats, 63 check welfares, six intoxicated persons and 12 animal complaints. Officers responded to
25 suspicious activity calls and also logged 104 assist cases, 46
criminal charges, 24 ordinance violations and 25 traffic arrests
from 104 traffic stops. Significant cases are detailed below.

bail jumping following a domestic disturbance.

Feb. 9
Officers arrested a 36-year-old man for possession of drug Feb. 23
paraphernalia and a probation hold following an EMS call of a
Officers arrested a 46-year-old man on an outstanding felony
drug overdose. Officers administered Narcan and revived the warrant following a request by another agency to apprehend the
subject prior to EMS arrival.
Feb. 12
Feb. 24
Officers arrested a 29-year-old man for disorderly conduct
Officers arrested a 34-year-old man for his second offense OWI
following a disturbance at a residence.
following a traffic stop.

Feb. 16
Feb. 25
Feb. 4
Officers arrested a 24-year-old man for disorderly conduct
Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that
Officers arrested a 35-year-old man on an outstanding warrant
following a domestic disturbance.
occurred at the PDQ on Roby Road. At approximately 10:39 p.m.,
following a traffic stop.
a lone male subject entered the store armed with what appeared
to be a handgun. The suspect appears to be approximately 58
Officers arrested a 28-year-old man for battery, possession of Feb. 17
Officers arrested a 40-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman and likely medium to heavy build. The suspect was wearing a
THC and bail jumping following a domestic disturbance.
for three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin), bulky camouflaged hooded jacket pulled tight around his face
keeping a drug house and probation holds following a drug inves- and dark glasses, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Feb. 5
Officers arrested a 38-year-old man for disorderly conduct tigation and execution of a search warrant. This incident was Anyone with information on this crime may be eligible for cash
part of an investigation into drug sales and recent drug overdose reward and can remain anonymous through Madison Area Crime
following a domestic disturbance.
incidents that investigators had worked on for several weeks.
Stoppers. The incident remains under investigation.
Feb. 7
Officers arrested a 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman Feb. 27
Officers arrested an 18-year-old man for disorderly conduct
for obstructing an officer and probation holds following a traffic
Officers arrested a 33-year-old man for operating a vehicle
following a domestic disturbance.
stop where both subjects provided officers with false information. without the owners consent following a report of a stolen vehicle.
The vehicle was subsequently recovered.
Officers arrested a 34-year-old woman for battery to a law
enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest Feb. 19
Officers arrested a 21-year-old man for felony bail jumping, Feb. 28
and an outstanding warrant following a domestic disturbance.
possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia folOfficers arrested a 28-year-old man on an outstanding warrant
lowing a traffic stop.
following an anonymous tip of a warranted person at a residence.
Feb. 8
Officers arrested a 22-year-old man for substantial battery,
impeding breathing by strangulation, intimidation of a victim, and Feb. 21
Officers arrested a 31-year-old man for disorderly conduct and
disorderly conduct following a domestic disturbance.
Photo by Kate Newton

knows nest
A duck nestles inside a windowsill, braving the chilly temperatures and snow outside
the Stoughton Area Senior
Center Saturday, April 2. No
matter the elements, expecting ducks stay inside the nest
almost 24/7, leaving briefly
only to feed. The senior center
expects the babies to arrive
sometime next week.



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Stoughton Area School District

Excellent engineering
Students learn about energy, conservation
all with the goal of having
their house heat up the most
and stay warm for a few
Reiser said part of the
engineering process is making the project have a purpose or seem real.
In an attempt to do this,
I gave the students the
background that the mayor
of Stoughton and Stoughton
Utilities are always looking for ways to improve
Stoughton, so they asked
for our help with creating
designs for solar heated
homes for Stoughton," she
That culminated in a
Feb. 11 visit from Stoughton Mayor Donna Olson,
Stoughton Utilities director
Robert Kardasz and WPPI
Energy Services representative Cory Neeley. The trio,
along with other Fox Prairie
staff and students, visited
with the teams of students,
watched them demonstrate
their projects and listened
to presentations about their
They spoke with each
group about the strengths
of their designs and gave
them tips for future designs.
The visitors capped off the
afternoon by talking with
the students about energy
and fielding questions about
topics like solar energy.
After finishing up at Fox,
Olson, Kardasz and Neeley headed to River Bluff
Middle School for a similar
activity with sixth-graders.
There, teams of students
demonstrated their projects:
developing insulation to
keep ice cubes from melting.
The students worked to
design a "cooler" that was
able to keep an ice cube frozen while being exposed to
150+ degree temperatures
for 10 minutes. Students
first tested several materials to discover how effective these materials were at
minimizing heat transfer.
Then students had to purchase materials with a budget to represent real world
constraints. After the initial
prototype was built, students had to redesign and
improve their efficiency
and needed to justify their
modification to Olson, Kardasz and Neeley.

SHS wins Excellence

Stoughton High School
was recently honored with
the state "Spirit of Excellence" Award for its leadership development, school
spirit, sportsmanship and
service to the school and
The annual honor is conferred by the Wisconsin
Association of Student
Councils (WASC), a statewide organization of student councils and/or student
leadership groups.
Each year, a selection
committee consisting of
members from WASC, the
Association of Wisconsin School Administrators
(AWSA), Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA), Wisconsin Association of School
District Administrators,
Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association, Wisconsin Parent Teacher Association, Rotary District
6250, WEA Trust and the
Milwaukee Bucks selects
one high school from each
of WASC's six regions to
receive the award at the
regional level, according to
the WASC website. From
that pool, one school is
selected as the state winner.
District superintendent
Tim Onsager cited one of
the speakers lines at the
award presentation.
The great thing about
this award is that is covers
everything: leadership, academics, athletics, extracurriculars and public service,
he said. It is an award that
recognizes everybody, both
students and staff, for their
contributions to our school.
It is also the culmination
of a lot of hard work by a
lot of people at Stoughton
High School. I take great
pride in their receiving this
award and want to thank
our community for all their
support of our kids.

SHS Quiz Bowl team

going to nationals

Photo by Derek Spellman

Kegonsas LaPointe is VFW teacher of year

Kegonsa fifth grade teacher Kristi LaPointe was awarded the Stoughton VFW Post 328 Teacher of
the Year Award on Tuesday, March 8. LaPointe was also chosen as Teacher of the Year by VFW
District 2, which includes Dane, Columbia, Dodge, Jefferson and Waukesha counties. Next, she will
compete against 10 other teachers for the honor of VFW statewide Teacher of the Year. Here, she
receives her honorary plaque from State Representative Gary Hebl.

Photos by Scott De Laruelle

Jazz at the Red Slipper

SHS jazz band percussionist Levi Robbins lays down a fill during the opening song during the Jazz
at the Red Slipper event in February.

For the fifth straight year,

the Stoughton High School
Quiz Bowl program has
qualified for the national
tournament. It is also the
second time in the last five
years the school has had
two teams qualify for the
tournament: Ellen Cook,
Emma Crowley, Sam Dirks,
Jackson Hampton and Noah
Lamberty and the team of
Jacob Krantz, Gabrielle
Skerpan, Kim Thompson
and Luke Van Herwynen.
The two squads will compete in the national tournament in Dallas in May.
Derek Spellman
Vibes player Meredith Melland and saxophone players Brody Jerrick
(tenor), Jon Klingenberg (alto), Ashley Fisher (alto) and Rachel
Stepp (tenor) perform during the Jazz at the Red Slipper event.

On the web
See more photos from the concert:



Students in the Stoughton

Area School District have
been keeping busy with
some fun and educational
engineering exercises.
Fox Prairie fourth-graders recently put their heads
together to design a solarheated home while staying
within budget. River Bluff
sixth-graders tried their
hand at insulating ice cubes
so they wouldn't melt. They
later shared their results
with the mayor of Stoughton, the director of Stoughton Utilities and a representative of WPPI Energy.
At Fox Prairie, teams
of students with names
like "The Three Engineers
Solar Heated House Inc."
and "Teeny Tiny Builders"
first designed and then used
materials like cardboard,
felt, plastic wrap, tape and
tin foil to construct homes
to show that energy could
be transformed from one
form to another, specifically solar energy to heat
energy. The homes were
put under heat lamps, and
the kids used thermometers
to measure how well their
designs retained the heat.
"The testing results are
really good because in the
nine minutes it went up
5 degrees Celsius," one
team of students wrote of
their results. "This proves
that our house was able to
turn solar energy into heat
energy. Then when we
turned off the light, it lost
5 degrees. With a few little
changes, like insulation or
a thermal mass, we think
our house would hold heat
Fox Prairie fourth grade
teacher Kari Reiser ends
each science unit with an
engineering project of some
kind that connects back to
the material covered in that
unit. The fourth-graders
just wrapped up a unit on
energy and with this engineering challenge focused
on turning light energy into
heat energy.
"Students had lots of criteria to follow while building the houses a certain
size, a window, managing
a budget and even a warehouse to shop at," she said.
"They are doing research,
make blueprints, testing
and plan their redesigns,

April 7, 2016

Courier Hub


Photo by Derek Spellman

Stoughton High School announces top scholars in senior class

Stoughton High School has announced its Top Scholars graduating seniors who have maintained a 4.0 grade point average through seven semesters. The students are, front row, from left: Thu McKenzie,
Kaia Moe, Bailey Jerrick, Mary Claire Mancl and Elizabeth Auby; back row, from left: Ethan Genter, Gunnar Goetz, Eva Anderson, Nicole Lankey, Erik Hansen, Joseph Skotzke, Kimberly Thompson and Jack


Laurel Brown

Laurel Jane (Burmeister) Brown, age 69, of

Deerfield, passed away on
Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
She was born on May
16, 1946, the daughter
of Norman and Esther
Burmeister. She married
Gerald Jerry Brown on
April 12, 1975, in Madison. Laurel was a school
teacher in her younger
years. She was also a

co-owner of Brown Heating and Air Conditioning

with her husband, Jerry.
Laurel loved to read and
travel with her husband,
family and friends. When
she was home, you would
always find her cleaning something, but her
true passion was spoiling
her grandchildren with
games, food, and toys.
Laurel was a caring and
loving wife and mother
and will be missed dearly.
Laurel is survived by
her husband; four daughters, Stephanie (Rick)
Giese, Michelle Shelley
Hasenohrl, Dana Betzner
and Kate Pollmann; sister, Joanne (Paul) Scheer;
grandchildren, Ben, Stacey, Peyton, Natalie and
Wesley; and many nieces,
nephews and friends. She
was preceded in death by
her sister, Patsy Burmeister; and her parents.
A memorial service
was held at Deerfield

Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to

Agrace HospiceCare. The
family extends a special thank you to Megan
Hauck, Nicole Dykstra,
Kelley Busse, Donna
Coleman, Tammy Hauser,
Amanda McKinney, Visiting Angels, The Colonial
Club Adult Day Center
and the amazing staff at
Agrace HospiceCare and
Home Again. Online condolences may be made at
Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation
5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420

Betty A. Metzler

Betty Metzler

Betty Ann Metzler, age 83

of Stoughton, passed away on
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the
Nazareth House in Stoughton.
She was born on Nov.
7, 1932, in Madison, the
daughter of Alfred and Evelyn (Johnson) Nelson. She
married Roland Metzler on
Sept. 8, 1951. Bettys family always came first and
her generosity towards family and friends was almost

legendary. She found inner

strength in her belief in God.
Betty was a very giving person whose door was always
open. She loved to carry on a
conversation and was a consummate caregiver.
Betty is survived by her
husband of 64 years, Roland;
her children, Jeff (Jane) Metzler, Susan (Terry) Hove,
Alan (Cinnamon)Metzler,
Steven Metzler and Julie
(Dean) Stenjem; her siblings,
Charles (Sue) Nelson, Mary
Ellen Kleven, Steven (Mary)
Nelson and James Nelson;
and numerous grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her
parents, Alfred and Evelyn
Nelson; son, Douglas Metzler; sister, Nancy Leikness;
and brother, LaVerne Nelson.

Funeral services will be

held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April
10 at Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral Home, 1358 Hwy.
51N at Jackson St. Burial will
follow at Eastside Lutheran
Cemetery in Stoughton.
Visitation will be held at the
funeral home from 1 p.m.
until the time of the service
on Sunday. A reception will
be held following the burial
at the American Legion Post
in Stoughton. Online condolences may be made at www.
Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Hwy. 51 @ Jackson
(608) 873-4590

Celebrating 25 Years in Business!

WisConsin MonuMent & Vault Co.
159 W. Main St. 873-5513
Serving Stoughton since 1989.


Laurel Jane Brown

William D. Bowen

Case No. 16PR195

1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
May 16, 1918 and date of death February
27, 2016, was domiciled in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1301 Brewer Court, Stoughton,
WI 53589.
3. All interested persons waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is July 1,
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
March 23, 2016
Patricia A. Miller
3647 Rutland-Dunn Townline Road
Stoughton, WI 53589
Published: March 31, April 7 and 14,



Please take notice that the following
retailers have applied for alcohol beverage licenses within the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. The Public
Safety Committee met to consider appli-

cation recommendations to the Common

Council on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
The City Council will consider their applications at the Regular Council Meeting
scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7
p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter
may be heard.
Six Month Class B Fermented
Malt Beverage License for: Stoughton
Merchants Baseball d/b/a Stoughton Merchants, Agent: Dale Seffens, located at
600 Kriedeman Dr
Lana C Kropf
City Clerk
Published: April 7, 2016


2016 Crack filling and
Boiler Slag Chip Seal
City of Stoughton,

The Street Superintendent for the

City of Stoughton will receive Bids at
the City of Stoughton, City Hall Finance
Office, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton,
Wisconsin 53589, until 10:00 A.M. local
time, Thursday April 14th, 2016, for the
street maintenance of the following:
The project consists of Crack Filling
and Bituminous Seal Coating w/ Black
Boiler Slag Aggregate on designated
streets. Greater details will be given in
the specifications.
All bids shall be placed in an opaque
envelope addressed to City of Stoughton, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI
53589, and shall be labeled Sealed Bid
for Stoughton Street 2016 Crack Filling
and Chip Seal Coat and incorporate the
name and address of the bidder on the
outside of the envelope.
The City of Stoughton at 10:00 A.M.
on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 will pub-

licly open bids thus received at the City

Finance Office, 381 East Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589.
The Bid documents may be obtained
from the City Receptionist office, 381
East Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589.
A Performance Bond made out to
the City of Stoughton will be required.
Contractor must also provide the City of
Stoughton a Certificate of Insurance.
The City of Stoughton reserves the
rights to waive any informality or to reject
any or all Bids and to award the contract
to the Contractor who in the judgment
of the City of Stoughton will best serve
the interests of the City of Stoughton.
The letting of the work described herein
is subject to the provisions of Sections
62.15, and 66.29, Wisconsin Statutes.
Dated this 22nd day of March 2016.
City of Stoughton
381 E. Main Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
Published: March 31 and April 7, 2016


The City of Stoughton will receive

sealed Bids for the 2016 Street Reconstruction Project until 11 A.M., local time,
April 21, 2016, at the Stoughton City Hall,
381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI
53589, at which time the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The Work includes construction of
the following approximate quantities: 150
linear feet of storm sewer; 35,000 square
yards of pulverization and grading; 2,700

linear feet of curb and gutter; 9,000

square feet of concrete sidewalk and
driveway apron; 9,500 tons of asphaltic
concrete pavement; epoxy pavement
markings; traffic control; and related
miscellaneous work.
Bids are to be addressed to the
City of Stoughton, 381 East Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589, and shall be
marked Sealed Bid-2016 Street Reconstruction-Contract 3-2016.
Complete digital Project Bidding
Documents are available at www.strand.
com or at Download
the digital Bidding Documents for $30 by
inputting Quest project number 4402149
on the websites Project Search page.
Please contact at (952)
233-1632 or for assistance with free membership registration, downloading, and working with this
digital project information.
Bidding Documents may be reviewed and paper copies may be obtained from the Issuing Office which
is Strand Associates, Inc., 910 West
Wingra Drive, Madison, WI 53715. A nonrefundable fee of $100 will be required
(shipping and handling fees included).
Overnight mailing of Bidding Documents
will not be provided.
All Bidders submitting a sealed Bid
shall obtain the Bidding Documents from or from Strand Associates, Inc.
Bidders who submit a Bid must be
a Plan Holder of record at the Issuing Office. Bids from Bidders who are not on
the Plan Holders List may be returned as
not being responsive.
Plan Holders are requested to provide an e-mail address if they wish to
receive addenda and other information
electronically. Plan Holders are requested to designate whether they are a prime
contractor, subcontractor, or supplier if
they want this information posted on the

project Plan Holders List.

The Bid must be accompanied by
Bid security made payable to OWNER in
an amount of 10% of the Bidders maximum Bid price.
Bidders shall comply with all provisions of Section 66.0903 of the Wisconsin Statutes with respect to wage scales.
The City of Stoughton reserves the
right to reject any or all Bids, to waive
any technicality, and to accept any Bid
which it deems advantageous. All Bids
shall remain subject to acceptance for 85
days after the time set for receiving Bids.
Contract award shall be made based
on the lowest responsive and responsible Bidder.
This project on Chapin Lane (Devonshire Road to Sundt Lane) is funded
in part by the Local Road Improvement
Project (LRIP) of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
The Strand Associates, Inc. project manager is Mark A. Fisher, P.E. and
can be contacted at Strand Associates,
Inc., 910 West Wingra Drive, Madison,
WI 53715, (608) 251-4843 regarding the
Published by the authority of the
City of Stoughton
Karl Manthe, Street Superintendent
Dated at Stoughton, Wisconsin
Published: April 7 and 14, 2016


Pursuant to Section 701.0508, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given

of the administration of the Marita S. Hettinger Living Trust dated April 26, 2000,
and as amended April 15, 2009, Patricia
Klever, Trustee. The decedent, Marita S.
Hettinger, whose date of birth was May 9,
1930, and date of death was September
24, 2015, died domiciled in Dane County,
Wisconsin, with a post office address of
3250 Brooklyn Dr., Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589.
Creditors claims must be filed with
the Trustee of the Trust at the address
listed below on or before August 7, 2016,
which is four (4) months after the initial
publication of this notice, or be barred.
Marita S. Hettinger Living Trust
Patricia Klever, Trustee
c/o Walter R. Stewart, Attorney
W.R. Stewart & Associates, S.C.
110 E. Main St., Suite 813
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703
Published: April 7, 14 & 21, 2016

Dunkirk Dam Lake
District Quarterly
Wednesday, April 20
6:30 pm
Dunkirk Dam Town Hall
645 County N,
Stoughton, WI

Primary Agenda: Vote by DDLD

membersto determine method of property assessment for completed dam repairs: property valuation vs per parcel.
Published: April 7 and 14, 2016


April 7, 2016

Courier Hub

Dream Park: Parks director hopes to apply $23K in donations to KPW Phase 2 park
Unlimited Play agreed to help with
the project, and Young said the news
last year that Unlimited Play was no
longer on board was a big blow to the
Norse Park consists of 7.75-acres
with a playground and shelter that
are in need of upgrades, along with a
baseball diamond, tennis and basketball courts, and an ice skating rink.
Dream Park organizers had adopted a design for the playground, and
intended to raise funds to put toward
upgrading both the playground and the
The money they raised could still
go toward improving accessibility in
Norse Park, but Stoughton Parks and
Recreation director Tom Lynch said
he thinks the money could be better
used in the park the city has been planning at KPW.
The development of that park is still
undecided, as its part of Phase 2, but
if it does move ahead, its likely to be
342 Boats & Accessories
FOR SALE!! Sylvan Profisherman Boat
16 feet 1990. 60HP Johnson Motor,
Shorelander Trailer, Trolling Motor/cover,
Water Skiing equipment included. Good
Condition/Very Clean $8,200 Phone

355 Recreational Vehicles

FOR SALE!!! 2002 Four Seasons
Motorhome. 29 Feet long. 58233 miles.
New tires/awning/trailer hitch. Many
other Extras!!! Good Condition/very clean
$22,500 Phone 1-608-291-0088

402 Help Wanted, General

Applications available at
Sugar & Spice Eatery.
317 Nora St. Stoughton.
EXCLUSIVELY ROSES is seeking drivers for Valentine's Day deliveries May 5th
6th and 7th. Routes go to Chicagoland.
$200/route + gas. Drivers must use their
own vehicle. STRICTLY LIMITED to minivans and cargo vans. For further inquiries, please contact us at 608-877-8879.
THEY SAY people dont read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

about 16 acres, with a full size soccer

field and playground areas.
I think its the best chance for us to
get as close to what they want as we
can financially, Lynch said. If they
were to go to another park and put in
$23,000 worth of material, it wouldnt
get you much by itself. But with a new
park, if youre building a playground
for the first time you can add this
money to what youre already planning to spend and get better results
with the investment.
The goal, Lynch said, is to make
sure their fundraising isnt wasted,
and hed like to make the park more
of a local destination, one in which
everything is accessible to people with
We probably cant spend the money to make it one of the $400,000
regional destination parks, but we
can make it where if youve got
someone in that category, this is the
place to go, he said. Plus everyone
Rendering courtesy GameTime
else would still have fun with it too,
A rendering made for the DreamPark in 2012 shows some of the handicapped-accessible features organizers
because thats really always the goal.
had hoped for.


operations support of nutrition, sales,
service, and delivery. Excellent computer, communications and organizational
skills required. Full time with benefits.
E-mail resume to
or mail to Middleton Cooperative Attn:
David, PO Box 620348 Middleton, WI
Day bouquet production April 26th-May
4th in a bright, energetic working environment! We offer flexible shifts, days, evenings and weekends. Starting at $9/hour
+ referral & completion bonus. For more
information,contact us at (608) 877-8879

434 Health Care, Human

Services & Child Care
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
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.
The Courier Hub Classifieds. Call 8736671 or 835-6677.

436 Office
Administration & Clerical

449 Driver, Shipping

& Warehousing

ORDER ENTRY Clerk/Receptionist

needed. Skills required: friendly, courteous, people/detail orientated, pleasant telephone demeanor, comfortable
with Microsoft Word/Excel, 10,000kph.
Approx. 35 hours. Respond to Jenny or
Todd L & L Foods, Inc. 608.848.6727

DRIVERS AND Help wanted. Looking for

seasonal Class B CDL drivers with tanker
endorsement or candidates capable of
obtaining Farm insurance license. Please
contact Zac @ the Delong Co. Inc. 608882-5756


hours in the afternoon, Monday thought
Friday. This is a job sharing position and
would have flexibility to take days off in
exchange for filling full day shifts for their
counterpart. Job duties would include
answering the phone, greeting guest and
light administrative work. Naviant is looking for a friendly professional with administrative experience but will also train the
right person. If you are interested, please
email Tricia Shields@ tshields@naviant.
com or call at 608-848-0894

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

Wait Staff (age: 18+)
Evening & weekend Come in and fill out
an application today! 134 S Main St,

444 Construction,
Trades & Automotive
HELP WANTED: Looking for a Heavy
Equipment Operator for Residential and
Light Commercial. Pit/Quarry experience
preferred. CDL license would be helpful.
If qualified and interested please call


area paving company accepting applications for CDL drivers and laborers. Full
time May thru October. for more information call 608-842-1676

452 General
Mon-Fri 4 hours/night. Visit our website: or call our
office: 608-831-8850

508 Child Care & Nurseries

K&K CUDDLES DayCare in Stoughton
accepting all ages of children. Open
6am-6pm. M-F Call 608-877-9647

548 Home Improvement

Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small

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.
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.

554 Landscaping, Lawn,

Tree & Garden Work
Proudy serving the local community
for 5 years. Call us today for all your
lawncare and landscaping needs.
Free your time! Call 608-807-3320
trimming, roto-tilling. Garden
maintenance available.608-235-4389
CHIPS available with provided dump
sites in Dane County. Accurate Tree
Service.. 608-347-8510
Residential & Commercial
Fully Insured.
608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025

Increase Your sales opportunitiesreach over 1.2 million households!

Advertise in our Wisconsin Advertising Network System.
For information call 835-6677.


Commercial Cleaning Company is Looking for

Part-Time General Cleaners and Project Floor
Care Workers in the Madison Area.


Part-time evening hours starting after 5pm, M-F, 3 to up to 6

hours a night, NO WEEKENDS!
Must be Independent, reliable and detail oriented and MUST have
own transportation. Project Workers MUST have a valid drivers
license and floor care experience is preferred.
Starting pay for General Cleaners is $9 an hour, Project Workers
start at $15 an hour.
Higher pay rate based on experienced.

Apply now in person at 2001 W. Broadway,

call 608-222-0217 if you have questions or fill out an
online application at:

LOOKING FOR Experienced CDL semidriver. Our business has expanded. We

are adding new equipment. Must be
professional, courteous and have clean
MVR. Runs from Madison area to Arizona and S. California. No touch freight,
paid mileage and insurance. Serious
inquries only. 608-516-9697

"Honey Do List"
No job too small

Our parish seeks a part-time (20 hour

per week) Accountant-Office Manager.
This position requires a background in
accounting, personnel management and
payroll. The successful applicant should
have a minimum of 2 years experience with
QuickBooks. Most desirably the successful
applicant will know ParishSoft (or be willing
to learn this software) and had worked for a
non-profit organization.
For more information and to receive a job
description, or to send an application letter
and resume, e-mail, or
AOM Search, PO Box 524, McFarland, WI

RIGHT HAND MAN Services: Spring

lawn mowing & trimming, cleaning, etc.
Over 17 years experience. Call Jer 608338-9030.
Shredded Garden Mix
Shredded Bark
Decorative Stone
Pick-up or Delivered
Limerock Delivery
5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI

602 Antiques & Collectibles

"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

646 Fireplaces, Furnaces/

Wood, Fuel
TRANE 90% eff Upflow Furance. 100
BTU New heat exchanger, Excellent condition. $700 or best offer. 815-289-6575

652 Garage Sales

4 FAMILY 1854 N. Kollath Rd
Friday/Saturday April 8, 8am-6pm. April
9 9am-2pm Turn off Hwy G, by Oak
Hill Cemetary, watch for signs. Weber
Gas Grill, New Tupperware, Noritaki
China, Set of 12; Craft materials, books,
cookbooks, much more!

Our Hunters will Pay Top $$$ To hunt your land. Call for a Free
Base Camp Leasing info packet & Quote. 1-866-309-1507 (CNOW)

TanTara Transportation is hiring Company Drivers and Owner

Operators for Flatbed, Van, or Tank. Excellent equipment,
pay, benefits, home weekly. Call 800-650-0292 or apply www. (CNOW)


BENEFITS; Mthly BONUSES & more! CDL-A, 6 mos. Exp Reqd
EEOE/AAP 866-322-4039 (CNOW)
& REGIONAL RUNS! Dedicated Fleet, Top Pay, New Assigned
Equipment, Monthly Bonuses. WEEKLY HOMETIME! CDL-A,
APPLY TODAY! 866-370-4476 (CNOW)

ADVERTISE HERE! Advertise your product or recruit an
applicant in over 178 Wisconsin newspapers across the state!
Only $300/week. Thats $1.68 per paper! Call this paper or 800227-7636 (CNOW)

STOUGHTON- 275 & 429 Taylor Ln

& 2792 Oaklawn Rd. Thurs 4pm-7pm,
Friday & Sat 8-4.

GUN SHOW: April 22-24 - Waukesha Expo Forum, 1000
Northview Rd. Waukesha, WI Friday 3-8 Saturday 9-5 Sunday
9-3. $7 (14 & under FREE) BUY/SELL/TRADE 608-752-6677 (CNOW)

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

696 Wanted To Buy


Web Press Utility

Christ the King Parish
McFarland/SE Madison

MAGIC LAWN CARE. Residential, commercial, lawn-mowing, trim bushes,

dethatching, aeration, and spring cleanups. Over 21 years experience. Fully
Insured. Call Phil 608-235-9479.

Join us in Platteville!

Please join us for our upcoming

Hiring Event for onsite interviews with
our hiring managers!

Where: St. Mary's Care Center, 3401

Maple Grove Drive Madison, WI 53719
Date: Monday, April 18th, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 12:00pm & 4:00-7:00pm
We'd love to talk to you if you are interested in any of
the following positions/program:




Come Grow with us - C.N.A. training and certification program*

For more information, please contact
Alisa Bue at 608-373-8901 or

Woodward Printing Services in Platteville, Wisconsin has a

great opportunity for a self-motivated individual to assist with daily
press room activities. Get your foot in the door towards a career in
the printing industry.
Are you a hands-on individual, 18 or older, have a high school
diploma or equivalent, and ready to be part of the team? Consider
this full-time position where you will assist in setting up the web
press, changing ink, assisting in mounting printing plates, stacking
papers off the web press and operating sheet fed folders. The
standard work schedule is Monday-Friday, second shift with some
occasional weekend work.
Woodward Printing is employee-owned and offers an employee
stock option plan, a competitive benefit package, career growth
and a participative culture.

Apply online at


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

970 Horses
4 MINIATURE mares. Great for 4H project. 608-358-9768


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.


horse or small draft; 2-wheel showcart,
never used, w/cover, class B mini or
pony. $1,600/ea. 608-358-9768
THEY SAY people dont read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or


dead end st. One upper, one lower. $750/
mo. lower, $795/mo. upper. 1 month
deposit. 561-310-5551
Appliances included, A/C, garage, W/D
hook-up. No pets/smoking. Available
Immediately. $545/month.

720 Apartments


750 Storage Spaces For Rent

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


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


Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center currently has the

following benefit positions available all with alternating
weekends and holidays in the schedule.
Nutrition Services Aide - 29 hours per week, 7:00
am - 2:45 pm.
Nutrition Services Aide/Cook 22 hours per
week, 9:00 am - 4:45 pm for weekdays and 10:45
am - 7:00 pm for weekends.
Cook - 36 hours per week, 11:15 am 7:00 pm
for weekdays, 10:45 am 7:00 pm for weekends.
For the Cooks duties previous knowledge and experience
with institutional size cooking, kitchen safety and sanitation
is preferred. The successful candidate will be required to
complete and pass a Serv-Safe course. The Aide duties include
serving meals, clean up, and washing dishes. Both positions
require the ability to lift, push and pull at least 50 pounds.
Interested candidates should submit application/resume to:
Nancy Martin, Director of Human Resources
Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
400 N. Morris St. Stoughton, WI 53589
Phone: (608) 873-5651 Ext. 308
Fax: (608) 873-0696
Applications are available from
the Human Resource department,
the Front Desk or
our website:
Equal Opportunity Employer
Smokefree/Tobacco free campus


Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
Call 608-424-6530 or

We offer competitive wages, Paid Time Off, $1/hour

night & weekend shift differentials, plus other benefits.


16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

to download an application:

975 Livestock
LAMBS- STARTED white, black, black
and tan, bottle babies, males and
females, $65-$75. 608-527-5311

990 Farm: Service

& Merchandise

Make A Difference Build Connections Empower Independence

Help Individuals in Your Community Live Their Best Lives!

N o t j u s t car i n g. . . b u t l i v i n g !



Weve recently launched

the option to renew your
newspaper subscription
electronically with our
secure site at:


The Wisconsin State Journal

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

For more information call

Pat at 608-212-7216

Interested candidates should submit application/resume to:

Nancy Martin, Director of Human Resources
Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
400 N. Morris St.
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-5651 Ext. 308
Fax (608) 873-0696
Applications are available at Skaalen in the Human Resource
Department, the Front Desk, or on our website at
Equal Opportunity Employer
Smokefree/Tobacco free campus


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

Office ReceptiOnist
Do You Like to Meet People?
Are You Self-Motivated?
Do You Possess Computer Skills?
If youve answered yes, we are very interested in talking to you. We are
seeking a candidate for a part-time opening in our front office. Hours
are 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Responsibilities for this position include,
but are not limited to, selling and processing classified ads, receptionist
duties, assisting walk-in customers and processing reports. Previous sales
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Academic Achievements
Fall 2015 academic

Photo submitted

Stoughton artists Don Rorvig and Rodger Hansen stand by their Norwegian church stave dragon,
which was installed atop the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge Saturday.

Dragon: Project took more than a year

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only had to figure out what
to create for the lodge, but
if they had enough materials and tools to do it.
Im laying in bed, thinking, How are we going to
do this, and attack that?
Hansen said. I might have
been out on my own, doing
something quite imaginative, while Don is a student
of Norwegian history and
wanted something in more
of a traditional mode. We
looked at a few examples,
figured this as the best
compromise and struck out
on our own, working with
available 2x6 lumber and

About the dragon

Construction of the dragon started last year,
using cedar shakes to replicate a reptilian-like
surface. The completed dragon measures nearly
94 inches from tongue to tail, with a maximum
width of seven-and-a-half inches, and 40 inches
from its jaw to lower body. It weighs 95 pounds.
whatever tools we had.
Mandt Lodge president
Darlene Arneson said in an
email to the Hub that lodge
members are thrilled with
the new addition.
It will be a new jewel on
Page Street and an attraction for many members,

guests and visitors to

enjoy, she said. The time
and effort that Rodger Hansen and Don Rorvig put
into the design, constructions, finishing touches,
presentation, T-shirts and
installation is greatly appreciated.




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