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Thursday, April 14, 2016 Vol. 134, No. 38 Stoughton, WI

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City of Stoughton

Election shifts council balance

Common Council when it comes
to support of the Kettle Park West
Since October 2014, the council had been evenly divided over
the development of the comUnified Newspaper Group
mercial center on the citys west
The April 5 election appears to side. What was routinely a 6-6
have shifted the balance on the split with a mayoral tiebreaker

Some unsure what it

means for Phase 2, TIF

would seem to have changed with

the big election victory of KPW
opponent Kathleen Tass Johnson
over longtime incumbent Ron
Christianson, a KPW supporter,
in Dist. 2.
Johnson garnered 648 votes to
Christiansons 378, and she told
the Hub her opposition to KPW

was a key reason she entered the

On top of that, another candidate who has opposed the development, Dennis Kittleson, was
elected to succeed KPW-supporter Sonny Swangstu in Dist.
1. Swangstu chose not to seek
another three-year term on the

In separate interviews with the
Hub, the two new alders who
will be seated on the council
at its reorganizational meeting
Tuesday, April 19 expressed
concerns about Phase 2 of the

Turn to Election/Page 3

Kettle Park West

Phase 2 clears
vital hurdle
Developer accepts
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Livsreise designer wins award

Patrons explore the exhibits and installations at the Livsreise Norwegian Heritage
Center. The Madison-based design studio Zebradog recently received a bronze
Immersive Environments award at the The Digital Signage Expo APEX Awards for its
work on the center, which will celebrate its first year anniversary in May.

Read about the award
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Photo by Bill Fritsch

Joking in the pews

Annual Holy Humor service provides good cheer
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Stepping into Stoughton United

Methodist Church before service
April 3, a colorful cartoon awaited
worshippers on the altars big screen.
It featured two old men from biblical times fishing along the shore with
one complaining about his pole sitting
idly in dirt as the water parts in two

Moses, the man complained,
Stop it!
Welcome to the churchs annual
Holy Humor worship service, where
religious one-liners and longer
jokes were peppered between gospel readings and The Lords Prayer.
It might be the only church service
where a rimshot from drums is desperately needed.

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Holy Humor is a practice I learned

about in a school in California, said
Pastor Dawn Jeffers Ramstad, who
brought the oft-giggling service to
this Stoughton church four years ago.
There have never been objections.
Its fun.
The theme April 3 was fish, in line
with Ramstads sermon involving

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Stoughtons Planning
Commission gave a crucial endorsement to a large
residential portion of the
Kettle Park West development Monday night after
recommending significantly increased public access
to the concept plans park.
Forward Development
Groups second phase
now goes to the Common
Council, where it will
present its final design.
Before making its unanimous recommendation,
the five-member commission modified the plan to
move four duplexes at the
center to various other
spots in order for clear
access to the park.
FDG manager Dennis
Steinkraus said the company was fine with the
Well change our
maps, he told the commission.
Other changes since
the plan was introduced
include a 15 percent
reduction in the number
of homes and expansion of
its parkland.
FDG and city officials
will meet with Town of
Rutland officials Monday,
April 18, to continue discussions about the necessary second entrance, off

Hwy. 51.
New road construction
at Hwy. 51 and Deer Point
Road, which becomes
Roby Road and leads into
the development, is needed second entrance. Its
expected that a traffic light
would be needed at Hwy.
51 and Deer Point Road,
and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
would become involved
with that, Steinkraus said.
Steinkraus told the Hub
afterward that FDG has
drastically cut the number
of homes in response to
city and public requests.
When FDG first presented
Phase 2, KPW had 494
proposed residential units.
Its now down to 430.
Its always a compromise, Steinkraus said.
Were trying to get everybody as happy as they can
be and thats always the
challenge. What theyre
asking for is reasonable,
but its tough to lose unit
Ald. Scott Truehl, a
member of the commission, pushed the idea of
moving four duplexes and
allowing more access to
the park, which would fit a
full soccer field and three
junior soccer fields,
as well as playground
and open space. He also
praised the project.
Whatever people felt
about the (Phase 1) WalMart and the commercial
side, Truehl said, I have
yet to find anyone in my

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Voice for hope silenced

Election: Johnson, Kittleson

development but said they
would keep an open mind.
Their positions on Phase
2 could be moot, however,
because a resolution conditionally approving the
projects preliminary plat
was on the Common Councils meeting agenda
for Tuesday
If the council acts as
it has in the
recent past, it
could dead- Johnson
lock again at
6-6, allowing
Mayor Donna Olson to
vote to break
the tie. She
has consistently voted
to break ties
and allow
the develop- Christianson
ment to move
But Forward Develo p m e n t
Group has
yet to make
a formal
request for
t a x p a y e r Kittleson
Tax-increment financing is
sure to face tough scrutiny
when it comes to the council.

Resistance ahead
Council president Paul
Lawrence (D-2) told the Hub
hes not sure how the election will affect the councils
position on KPW.
I dont know if were
going to still be in a 6-6 tie
or if its going to go 8-4, he
said. It could just as easily
swing one way or the other.
But, Lawrence said, he
recognizes the developers
plans for a second phase
could have a tough time getting through this year, just
because of whats gone on
in the past year or two and
the new members joining the
Kittleson said he hopes the
council will postpone voting
on the preliminary plat until
he and Johnson are seated.
He thinks the approval
process has been way too
I dont think all this
stuff has been thought out
real well, he said. I think
theyre just kind of putting
stuff together fast and trying
to get it through.
He added that hes not
excited about the TIF request
and Im not excited about
their plan for what they want
out there.
Johnsons position on the
project closely resembles
Kittlesons. She told the Hub
she doubts the development
is going to meet its backers goal of bringing more

Election results
appear to mean
what has been a 6-6
split on the council
could become an 8-4
majority against Kettle
Park West.
The Planning
unanimously supported
KPWs Phase 2
Monday in a key vote,
the preliminary plat.
The developer is
expected to request
families to Stoughton and
fears it could have a negative
effect on the citys historic
We need a better sense
of direction and a better
sense of our own identity,
she said. I dont know very
many people who want to
be in the back door of super
Wal-Mart. If you were building a new home for your
family, do you really want to
be in back of a Supercenter?
Johnson added she hopes
Mayor Olson will seek
more of a consensus on the
direction the citys going.
If I were the mayor, I
would never feel comfortable
in putting my name on something if it were a split vote
like that, she said.
Kittleson said the city
should step back and think
possibly 20, 30, 40 years
down the road.
He acknowledged that
the developments commercial center seems to moving
ahead, but said that doesnt
mean Phase 2 is a foregone
We are where we are, and
now we have to try to peek
into the future to see what is
going to work, he said.
Mayor Olson left a message on the Hubs voicemail last Friday congratulating Kittleson and Johnson
for being elected and also
thanking Christianson and
Swangstu for their years of
service. She did not return a
call Tuesday seeking further
comment on the new council
and KPW before the Hubs
publication deadline.

Cancer survivor, business

owner Breuchel died April 11
For all who knew her as a classmate, friend, business owner or cancer
research advocate, Kathy Breuchel and
her message will live on.
Breuchel, who until recently was
the owner of Main Street Flowers and,
last year, was an honorary chairperson
for the Stoughton-McFarland-Oregon
Relay for Life, unexpectedly died Monday at age 63, according to her obituary. She was diagnosed with Stage 4
inflammatory triple-negative breast
cancer on June 20, 2011, a rare cancer
type thats difficult to treat.
Despite the setbacks, she fought on,
continuing to run her business, live an
active life and was proud to serve as
Relay chair last year. The 1970 Stoughton High School graduate taught preschool at Martin Luther Christian Day
School before retiring and opening the
business in 2000.
Its OK to be afraid but fight back,
dont give up, she told the Hub in an

Read her full obituary
Page 17
interview last spring about the Relay
for Life. Just live every day to the fullest.

A drunken Stoughton reported.

man ran a red light and hit
The officer was treated
a Madison police squad car for injuries, including a
at 3 a.m. Sunday, injuring concussion, and released.
the officer, Madison police
The 27-year-old

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at Christ Lutheran

Church, with visitation for family and
friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 15
and additional visitation from 10 a.m.
until the time of the service on Saturday.
Scott De Laruelle

Stoughton man was arrested

for what would be his third
OWI. When other officers
arrived at the scene at the
corner of West Johnson and

North Bassett streets Sunday, he allegedly resisted

arrest. Asked for his drivers
license, he gave officers a
credit card, police said.

Town of Dunn

Father, daughter injured in crash

A 57-year-old Waukesha woman was extricated
from a vehicle after a crash
in the Town of Dunn April
The accident, on the

2300 block of County

Hwy. AB, happened when
a 92-year-old man missed
the turn into his driveway
and drove into his neighbors yard, according to

a news release from the

Dane County Sheriffs
The car drove over a
retaining wall and hit a
tree, the release said.

The man suffered minor

injuries. His daughter was
sent to UW Hospital with
serious, but non-life threatening injuries, the release

Plan: City puts developers 19-page Q+A guide on website

Continued from page 1
discussions who doesnt support the
idea of more housing and new lots.
Ald. Tim Swadley, who is not on
the Planning Commission, was the
only one, aside from FDG officials,
to speak during the meetings public
hearing. He expressed concern about
the lack of connection to Hwy. 138,
which the developers feared would
not receive state DOT approval, and
public access to the park.
That connection (to Hwy. 138)
was always an integral part of the
citys comprehensive plan, not only

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community, which was placed on

the citys website and distributed to
council and commissioners Thursday, April 7.

Daycare advances
A proposal to open a second
Learning Tree and Playland Childcare facility was recommended to
the City Council.
The new facility would be at 1401
E. Main St., and serve kids ages 5
to 12, Learning Trees Laura Viney
told the Hub. She added that she
hopes to open it by June 13.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Mayor Donna Olson held an Open House in her office
to announce and congratulate the 2016 Stoughton Volunteers of the Year,
Friend of Youth as well as Business Persons of the Year.

Sign up your Ash trees for

a 2 year treatment now.
Tim Andrews Horticulturist LLC

for KPW but for access and safety

reasons and for the connection to the
rest of the developments across from
138 into the other subdivisions,
Swadley said.
After the meeting, Swadley told
the Hub hes pleased with Phase 2s
Were heading in the right direction, he said. Its going to be
a continuous process to work to
approve this thing. The dialogue has
been good. Were working together.
Im encouraged by that.
FDG produced a 19-page question-and-answer guide for the

Open House Held to Congratulate 2016 Winners!


We are thrilled to announce...

2016 Stoughton Volunteers of the Year Award:

Bud Erickson, and Pam & Mike Griggs!
2016 Stoughton Businesses of the Year Award:
Claws 2 Paws,
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File photo by Scott De Laruelle

Kathy Breuchel, who was the citys honorary cancer survivor at the 2015 Relay For Life,
died April 11.

Stoughton man hits squad car, faces OWI charge


Continued from page 1

Lastly, we are proud to announce Robert McGeever

as the 2016 Stoughton Friend of Youth!

When you see these outstanding Stoughton citizens

out and about, please offer them congratulations!
It is very evident that Stoughton is home to many people
who find joy in serving their community.


both actively oppose KPW

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Letters to the editor

KPW provides affordable option

I am writing this letter in support of the new subdivision going
in at Kettle Park West.
My husband and I are the owners of Blatterman Built Homes.
We have had multiple potential
clients contact us regarding construction of a new home in the
Stoughton area. We are finding
this difficult to do, as the availability of lots to build new construction on is very scarce.
We have built multiple homes
in the past in Stoughton, including
in the sub-division off Race Track
Road, and most recently nine
homes in the West View Ridge
subdivision. We also have a
daughter, her husband, and granddaughter that reside in Stoughton.
We love building in Stoughton.
The process of applying for and
receiving the permits, inspections,
etc. is seamless and normally goes
off without a hitch. I would have

to say that building in Stoughton

is one of our favorite places to
build. The personnel in the citys
office are friendly and very helpful, including the city inspector.
He is always ready to answer any
questions or concerns that we
might have.
We support the Kettle Park
West subdivision because there
are no affordable lots to build
on in Stoughton. For Blatterman
Built Homes, a small, familyowned business, to remain an
employer, we need to be able to
find affordable single family lots
large enough to put homes on
them that buyers want.
Please consider this letter in
support of Kettle Park West subdivision.
Kristine and Bill Blatterman,
City of Madison

Mandt Lodge is source of pride

On April 5, I was a guest of the
Mandt Lodge, observing the Norwegian-American cultural program for Stoughtons third graders. The most impressive fact of
this learning experience was the
outstanding behavior and enthusiasm of several hundred 8- and
9-year-olds throughout the day.
Their singing of the Norwegian
national anthem showed quite
vividly that their teachers include
the cultural roots of the Stoughton community as a part of the
The Mandt Lodge and its many
dedicated volunteers should be
commended, too, for this ninth
annual event, which was started as a Leadership Stoughton

project. Thankfully, the Mandt

Lodge is open to sharing the
secrets of their success so that
programs like this can be created
elsewhere in Wisconsin. It is no
wonder that Stoughtons Sons
of Norway lodge is the reigning International Lodge of the
Year and that when visiting
Stoughton, there are many things
to help remember ones Norwegian-American heritage.
Kudos to the Courier Hub, too,
for helping promote heritage and
pride in your community. TAKK
Mike Palecek,
City of Racine

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Community Voices

Hoping for support and

understanding of autism

y 3-year-old boy had

just opened the window
of his bedroom and
climbed out of his crib to stare at
the night sky. His little shadow
in the window, standing on the
ledge, will forever be imprinted
in my memory.
Careful not
to startle him,
I helped him
down and
back into bed.
my husband
and I nailed
chicken wire
over the winFriedrich
dow, and the
next day we
installed an alarm, as locks were
by no means a challenge for this
This was Wyatt. Panic-inducing behavior like this was not at
all unusual for him.
For instance, the following
week, he ate a lightbulb. Just
ate it. A few days later, I was
changing our baby, only to find
Wyatt had unlocked the back
door and walked out, leaving me
to run around outside frantically
screaming his name until I found
him down the block, again staring at the sky.
We didnt know why he did
these things, why he didnt speak
yet and spent a lot of time in
his own world, not until he was
diagnosed with autism.
Wyatt takes far more time,
effort, patience and understanding than his siblings not to
mention more physical and
emotional strength. There have
been many times that I despised
autism, what it has done to my
son and the chaos it has caused
my family. However, I have
come to embrace aspects of what
autism has actually given my
family and I have found the
rewards to be immeasurable.
Raising him is not a burden
its more like an honor. But it
requires understanding, and lots
of it.
Thats why I find it so
important that April is Autism
Awareness Month. Most of us,
if we dont know a family who
is affected by autism, at least
encounter them at the grocery
store or a restaurant, and its
my hope that awareness can

help you to see that person with

understanding and compassion
rather than judgment.
When Wyatt was diagnosed
with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise
Specified (PDD-NOS) and some
accompanying developmental
disorders, I was lost, had no idea
where to start or whom to talk
to. There were roadblocks, lots
of red tape and conflicting information.
Hes 9 now bigger, stronger and louder. These years
have taught us to respect a very
important autism parent rule: the
constant focus on prevention,
management and/or recovery
from the fight or flight meltdown.
Recently, Wyatt had one of
these epic meltdowns in the grocery store. As usual, it was disturbing, heartbreaking and really
loud. People stared, backed away
or simply expressed annoyance
that we were in front of the
beans they wanted.
What weve learned about
these incidents is theyre a physiological response to stress from
being hypersensitive to the kind
of stimuli most of us wouldnt
notice. And stopping an active
meltdown is almost impossible if
we dont know what caused it.
In this case, he was already on
sensory overload from being at
the store, and having his brother
simply touch the cart immediately set him off.
Afterward, theres typically
exhaustion and the need for isolation, something to cover his
head, and complete quiet. After
a few hours he will essentially
reset, as though nothing happened, sometimes with very little
memory of the event. Then hes
back to his happy, inquisitive,
hysterical self.
And thats the better side of
autism. Wyatt is funny, interesting, sweet, loving, creative and
fascinatingly eccentric.
About an hour before I wrote
this, he came up to me and
announced, Mama, make sure
you never bite into a piranha, it
will get the blood everywhere,
then just walked away. About
a year ago, he wanted to be a
cherry, not for Halloween, just
for a regular day. So that day he
wore red clothes and I made him

a headband with a big stick coming out of the top.

Wyatt recently spent an entire
week in a leprechaun suit,
speaking in an Irish accent. He
loves his four chickens and is
an expert in everything Ghostbusters. In fact, he can frequently be seen hanging out with his
chickens while dressed in a Stay
Puft marshmallow man costume.
Probably the most cherished
aspect of Wyatts autism is that
he has no malice or capability of
judgment. He has the same infallible innocence at 9 that he had
at 2.
One of my clearest, fondest
memories is while I was giving
Wyatt a bath one day, he looked
up at me and said Mama, I cannot fly; my wings are wet. I
remember feeling a lump in my
throat rise and tears gathering,
because those were his first real
spoken words. And he didnt
begin to speak after that moment
for almost a year.
Today, he is still my angel
with the wet wings, inadvertently teaching all of us invaluable
lessons in life and love, while
giving his four brothers and
his sister the gift of tolerance,
understanding and acceptance
of a person with intellectual disabilities. That is what autism
gave us.
My husband, children and I
are forced to embrace autism
and hope that research can lead
to progress and someday resolve
its more difficult aspects. But
for everyone else, it is a choice.
And until then, it is my hope
that awareness of autism will
inspire others to understand and
embrace the people who live it.
So next time you see a defeated mother trying to maintain
some semblance of composure
while bear-hugging her out-ofcontrol, growling 9-year-old,
know that child is not just the
behavior he means more and
gives more to that mother than
you could ever imagine.
Stoughton resident Elizabeth
Friedrich is a stay-at-home
mother of six children ages 2-11
and a fierce advocate of autism
awareness and research.

April 14, 2016

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Stoughton Opera House

Young fiddlers to fill Opera House stage

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A group of 48 area fiddle players, ranging in

age from 5 to 17, makes
its debut at the Stoughton
Opera House Sunday.
MadFiddle is the creation
of director Shauncy Ali,
a national award-winning
fiddler who specializes in
folk music traditions from
around the world.
Ali created MadFiddle in
2012 and hooked the young
musicians up with a seasoned backing band, Highway 151, featuring Stoughton native Bruce Anderson
and multi-instrumentalists
Chris Powers and Pat
I started teaching at fiddle camps and thats when
it all clicked, Ali said
of the inspiration behind
establishing MadFiddle.
He said the large ensemble will perform a diverse
array of styles when it takes
the Opera House stage at 4
p.m. Sunday. The repertoire draws largely upon
the traditions of old-time,
Appalachian, Celtic, Scandinavian and bluegrass folk
For this concert were
doing bluegrass, old-time,
Irish, Scottish, French
Canadian, Scandinavian
and contemporary fiddle
music, Ali said. Theyre
also singing.
The fiddlers represent the
communities of Madison,
Stoughton, Oregon, Mount

Who: MadFiddle with

Highway 151
When: 4 p.m. Sunday,
April 17
Where: Stoughton
Opera House, 381 E. Main
Tickets: $10 for adults,
no charge under age 18
Info: 877-4400 or
Horeb, Cambridge, Waunakee, Middleton and Cross
Ali fosters an authentic
approach to fiddle music
by providing students with
recordings and teaching by
ear. He created the program
as a way to nurture the
alternative string scene in
and around Madison.
Ali explained that MadFiddle is divided into four
groups, and on some medleys the choreography
involves a row of performers being replaced on stage
by the next group. It can
make for a dynamic stage
spectacle, he said, and on
one song the entire group
performs as a single unit.
Theres a lot of variation and movement with
people coming on and
going off, he explained.
Students may just turn and
exit the stage and the row
behind them will step up to
the microphone. We have
a couple of pieces that are
three-tune medleys, where
groups are exiting while
the other ones behind them

Humane society to offer

discounted pet ID services
In conjunction with
National Pet ID Week,
Dane County Humane
Society will be offering
discounted ID tags and
microchips the week of
April 17-23.
Prices, which include
tax, are $6 for ID tags and
$20 for microchips. Microchipping services will be
offered on a walk-in basis
from 1-7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and

Friday, and from 1-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Saturday and
DCHS, 5132 Voges Road, Madison, also
offers the microchip and
ID tag engraving services
throughout the year at regular prices. The costs are
normally $8 and up for ID
tags and $25/$40 for cat/
dog microchips.
For information, call

Library to hold
E-Rate hearings
The library will hold
public hearings to consider
input on E-Rate discounts
and internet filtering in
order to receive E-Rate
funding from the federal
government during two
hearings from 6:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, April 21 and
from 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday, April 23.
Libraries throughout
the South Central Library
System are applying for
E-Rate funding to keep
technology costs down. To
be eligible, libraries need
to filter wired and wireless
internet access to comply

with the Childrens Internet Protection Act, implement an Acceptable Use

Policy and hold at least
one public meeting to discuss the filtering and policy. The library has had an
internet acceptable use policy since 2002, but will be
adding internet filters this
Both hearings will be
in the librarys Carnegie
meeting room, and both
will last longer than 30
minutes if necessary.
For information, call

Photo submitted

The MadFiddlers and Highway 151 will perform at the Opera House Sunday, April 17.

are stepping to the front.

Thats something that
you see a lot of Celtic
Ali said the music for
Sundays show might have
an old-time tune lead ing directly into a French
Canadian number in a sort
of mixing of traditions.
Organizing and leading
MadFiddle is an extension
of Alis work as a private
music teacher. He said the
musicians are dedicated
and put in long hours of

Its kind of a big deal

in that for the first time
were not an opening act
and were not a part of
a multi-band bill, Ali
said. Weve played several times at the Barrymore
Theatre as part of the United Way Bluegrass Benefit,
but that always includes
lots of bands.
Theyve worked really
hard the whole year, he
added. This is a recap of
our year and all the performances have led up to this.
I think everyones really

Part of Alis motivation
in leading MadFiddle is
that the ensemble includes
his 5-year-old son. But
he also loves bringing his
experiences and diverse
background home to nurture the creativity of young
musical minds.
The things Ive

experienced while traveling to and from music festivals, touring professionally

and teaching at camps have
been inspirational beyond
words, he said. My hope
is to bring some of that
magic back home and share
it with my students. That
is one way I can make this
experience powerful.


Lambing & Kidding Days
APRIL 2&3, 9&10,
16&17, 23&24
10:00am - 4:00pm




If you go

(Last admission sold at 3:00)

$10 includes 2 raffle tickets

Complimentary Food
Cash Bar

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



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

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

Films shown all day

and night in unique
venues. Including
midnight showings.

For more info and to purchase tickets,

visit or call 608-873-3343

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
Every Friday Night Meat Raffle starts at 5-ish
Every Thursday night Bingo
starting at 7:00 p.m.
Serving Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Open to the Public
Like us on Facebook


Kids backed by
veteran performers


April 14, 2016

Courier Hub

Coming up

Community calendar

before meeting with the high school p.m. Sunday, April 17 at United Methtrack team. For information, visit odist Church, 525 Lincoln St.
Join acupuncturist Anne Adametz for
The tour uses educational resourca free spring detox program at 6 p.m.
es and sensory stimulation to provide
Thursday, April 14 in the hospitals Legion breakfast
family and professional caregivers
Bryant Education Center, 900 Ridge St.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit with a means to experience the chalAdametz will teach participants how 59, 803 N. Page Street, will hold an all- lenges faced by those living with
to take a holistic approach to cleansing you-can-eat breakfast from 7:30-11:30 dementia or memory loss. The tour is
their bodies, mind and spirit. Registra- a.m. Sunday, April 17.
10 minutes long. For information or
tion is required, and space is limited.
The menu includes pancakes, hash to register, call Sonja at 873-2356.
To register, visit stoughtonhospital. browns, scrambled eggs, homemade
com and click on classes and events. gravy and biscuits, beverages and more. SACF meeting
For information, contact Sonja at 873- The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for chilThe Stoughton Area Community
dren under 10. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation will hold its annual meetBadger Girls program and the Stough- ing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at
Mandt Lodge events
ton Girl Scouts.
the Stoughton EMS Building, 516 S.
The Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge,
Fourth St.
For information, call 205-9090.
317 S. Page St., continues its series
Discussion will include the founof lectures on The Vikings at 6 p.m. Livsreise speakers
dations history and mission, as well
Thursday, April 14.
Livsreise Norwegian Heritage Cen- as financial stats; grant and scholarLast weeks lecture will be shown at ter, 277 W. Main St., will host two free ship recipients will also describe how
6 p.m., with part 24 of the series, The speakers in April.
they utilized the funds they received.
Road to Byzantium, following at 6:30
The public is invited to attend, and
Kari Steihaug will present Wardp.m. For information, call 873-7209.
robe Writings at 6 p.m. Sunday, April refreshments will be provided. For
The lodge will also host two meet- 17. Steihaug, an artist that uses fibers to information, contact Mary McNaughings for small reading groups focusing create a wide variety of artwork, is from ton at 512-8139 or
on biographies at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oslo and holds a masters degree from
April 14 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts.
Menu for the Future
19. At each meeting, attendees will
Norwegian history instructor and
Join Terra Simpla Permaculture
share their reviews of a biography they author John A. Yilek will visit Livsreise and Retreat Center, 845 State Highhave read. The biographies should pref- at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23 for a pre- way 138, for a six-week Menu for
erably be about Norwegians or Norwe- sentation titled Leaving Norway for the Future course beginning at 6:30
gian Americans. For information, con- the New World. Yilek will discuss the p.m. Thursday, April 21 and repeattact Sandy Fleming at 920-248-2470.
conditions in 19th-century Norway that ing weekly through Thursday, May
caused hundreds of thousands of Nor- 26.
Olympian speaker
The course will explore food syswegians to leave their homeland and
Matt Antoine, an Olympic bronze seek a new life in America. He will be tems and their impacts on culture,
medalist in skeleton, will speak twice signing copies of his new book, Histo- society and ecological systems; disin Stoughton on Friday, April 15: at 1 ry of Norway, at the Nordic Nook after cuss the importance of healthy eating
p.m. at River Bluff Middle School, 235 the presentation.
habits; and examine food choices that
N. Forest St., and at 3 p.m. at Stoughton
For information, call 873-7567.
support sustainable food systems.
High School, 600 Lincoln Ave.
The course is $60; space is limited,
Antoine will hold a question-and- Dementia virtual tour
and advance registration is required.
answer session as well as take pictures
For information, email robert@
The Virtual Dementia Tour will
and sign autographs with students be available for screening from 6-8:30 or call 492-2060.

Spring detox

Bahai Faith

Covenant Lutheran Church

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911

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

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.

Bible Baptist Church

Ezra Church

2095 Hwy. W, Utica

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

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

Christ Lutheran 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

Christ the King Community Church

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

Cooksville Lutheran Church

Stoughton Baptist Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton

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

St. Ann Catholic Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-6448

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

United Methodist of Stoughton

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

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church


Friday, April 15

Noon, Lunchtime yoga (free; registration required),

library, 873-6281
1 p.m., Discussion with Olympic medalist Matt Antoine,
River Bluff Middle School, 235 N. Forest St. (will visit
Stoughton High School at 3 p.m.),
3-4:15 p.m., Finding Peace in an Election Year session two, senior center, 873-8585
7:30 p.m., Chris Smither ($25), Stoughton Opera
House, 381 E. Main St., 877-4400

Saturday, April 16

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.
6 p.m., Bingo (food available at 5 p.m.), Sons of
Norway-Mandt Lodge, 317 South Page St., 873-7209
7:30 p.m., The Kruger Brothers ($25), Opera House,
381 E. Main St., 877-4400

Sunday, April 17

7:30-11:30 a.m., All-you-can eat breakfast ($8 adults,

$4 children under 10), American Legion Post 59, 803 N.
Page Street, 205-9090
4 p.m., MadFiddle and Hwy 151 ($10; 17 and under
free), Opera House, 381 E. Main St., 877-4400
6 p.m., Wardrobe Writings with artist Kari Steihaug,
Livsreise, 277 W. Main St., 873-7567
6:30-8 p.m., Virtual Dementia Tour (10 min.; registration required), United Methodist Church, 525 Lincoln St.,

Monday, April 18

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

Stoughton High School Aspiring Young Musicians,
senior center, 873-8585
3:30 p.m., Art Club: Secret Ingredient Chalk Paintings
(ages 9-14; 8 and younger with assistance), library,
5:30-6:15 p.m., Gathering Table free community meal,
senior center, 206-1178
7 p.m., Town of Dunkirk Board meeting, Town Hall,
654 Cty. Road N
7 p.m., Town of Dunn Board meeting, Dunn Town Hall,
4156 Cty. Road B

Tuesday, April 19

Noon to 1 p.m., Lunch and Learn: Power of Attorney

Documents (registration required), senior center, 8738585
6 p.m., Stoughton Area Community Foundation annual
meeting, EMS Building, 516 S. Fourth St., 512-8139
6:30-8 p.m., Freedom Through Forgiveness class
series (register at, Stoughton
Hospital boardroom, 900 Ridge St., 873-2356

Wednesday, April 20

1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship

6:30 p.m., Library board meeting

Western Koshkonong
Lutheran Church

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., Annual trip to the Sharper Vision Store (pick-up
at the senior center; registration required), 873-8585
1-5 p.m., Personal Essentials Pantry, 343 E. Main St.,
6:30-7 p.m., Public hearing for E-Rate funding, library,
6:30-8 p.m., Menu for the Future course begins ($60
for six weeks; advance registration required), Terra
Simpla Permaculture and Retreat Center, 845 State
Highway 138, 492-2060

2633 Church St., Cottage Grove

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

Being a Prophet


Good Shepherd By The Lake

Lutheran Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton

Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m. worship

A Life
Celebration Center

221 Kings Lynn Rd.

Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-8888

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

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton

USWISDBGCASD1 Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath
School 10 Fellowship Meal follows service on first

LakeView Church

11927 W. Church St., Evansville 882-4408

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

Mike Smits Dale Holzhuter

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

Fulton Church

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.

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton

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

1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton

First Lutheran Church

310 E. Washington, Stoughton 873-7761 Saturday: 8 a.m. weekly prayer
breakfast Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Seventh Day Baptist

Church of Albion

Thursday, April 14

4 p.m., Makey Makey workshop, Stoughton Area Youth

Center, 567 E. Main St., 873-6281
5-7:30 p.m., Stoughton Chamber Community Expo,
Mandt Community Center, 400 Mandt Pkwy., 873-7912
6 p.m., Spring detox program (registration required at, Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge
St., 873-2356
6 p.m., The Vikings series, Sons of Norway Mandt
Lodge, 317 S. Page St., 873-7209
7:30 p.m., Small reading groups, Sons of Norway
Mandt Lodge, 317 South Page St., 920-248-2470

A prophet is someone who hears the voice of God and tells others what
God is saying, with words and deeds. The prophet is frequently a social
critic, because society frequently goes against what God would have us
do. The prophet often gives very simple and straightforward directives,
like this statement from the prophet Micah: And what does the Lord
require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly
with your God. (Micah 6:8 NIV) The prophet sometimes gives more
specific directives, such as warning us about our treatment of the poor
or the widows and orphans in our midst: Religion that God our Father
accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows
in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
(James 1:27 NIV) We are all called to be prophets, in our words and in
our deeds. One of the hallmarks of the Biblical prophets was that their
words were invariably in harmony with their deeds, and their deeds were
often symbolic prophesies. We may not be a major prophet, like Isaiah
or Jeremiah, or even a minor one like Amos or Micah, but we can still
preach the good news to all we meet, without saying a word.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Show me your faith without deeds,
and I will show you my faith
by my deeds.
James 2:18 NIV

Thursday, April 21

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

April 14, 2016

Courier Hub

Stoughton steps up to address

poverty, homelessness

Unified Newspaper Group

Small Town Poverty and Homelessness event organizers thought

they printed enough copies of the
surveys they intended to pass out
to attendees on March 31. But they
were pleasantly surprised that 40 was
not enough.
Nearly 70 people from Stoughton
and surrounding communities filled
the multipurpose room at Stoughton
High School that evening to learn
about the issues and share resources
to help those in need.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
professor and featured speaker Dr.
Leann Tigges said she was blown
away that so many people showed
up motivated to talk about poverty
and homelessness.
Thats not always the case, she
The event, sponsored by Stoughton Homeless Coalition and Stoughton Public Library, featured a film
screening and discussion with Tigges
and other local agency representatives who talked about current efforts
in housing the homeless and ways
people can help.
Wisconsin Public Televisions
film, The Hidden Homeless, made
those in attendance aware of what
the invisible population is like outside of big cities where many who
are homeless sleep on the streets.
For example, the video interviewed
a young man who was living in an
abandoned school bus in a quarry,
even though you would never know
just by looking at him.
Whether homeless youths are from
urban or rural places, the video said
many share a common family past
of abuse, neglect or substance abuse.
Sadly, many who dont find it within
themselves to seek out resources and
make changes will end up as homeless adults.
Locally in Stoughton, Andrea
Dwyer with Dane County Parent
Councils Early Head Start program,
said 50 percent of the children she
serves are homeless or doubled
up in other homes with family or
friends, with over 100 families on
that list.
Its a tremendous issue, she said.
Tigges said even with government
support, those in need can greatly
benefit from volunteers and grassroots groups.
We still need social relationships, Tigges said. Dont wait for
political change.
Mayor Donna Olson said she is
proud of the organizations, including
food pantries, Dane County Human
Services and St. Vincent de Paul, for

Photo by Samantha Christian

Second Harvest FoodShare outreach specialist Megan Vander

Wyst tells those in attendance about the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP), which is the new name for the food
stamps program. A Small Town Poverty and Homelessness
awareness event drew a crowd of nearly 70 people at Stoughton
High School on March 31.

Photos by Samantha Christian

Second Harvest provides

food assistance through
FoodShare program

A Small Town Poverty and Homelessness awareness event drew a crowd of nearly 70
people at Stoughton High School on March 31.
Above, one of Tiny Houses founding members, Betty Ybarra, right, hands the microphone
back to START program director Cindy Thompson, left, after telling those in attendance
about Madisons village for the homeless.
Below, Stoughton volunteer and retired JFF social worker Sharon Mason-Boersma, left,
talks with the events featured speaker and UW-Madison professor Dr. Leann Tigges following the presentation.

stepping up to provide for the community.

If the need arises, Stoughton
can fill it, Olson said. Stoughton
cares. Its the people who live in this
Pastor and Stoughton School
Board candidate Sara Rabe encouraged the community to come together and work collaboratively to make
a difference.
We need to educate one another
and provide awareness, Rabe said.
A nonprofit doing just that is
SToughton Area Resource Team,
Inc. (START), which has been linking residents in the Stoughton Area

Second Harvest is widely known for distributing

food to local food pantries,
but it also gives financial
assistance for food to those
in need through its FoodShare program.
FoodShare gives a person monthly deposits to
put toward food purchases,
freeing up money for bills,
medications and other
Megan Vander Wyst,
FoodShare outreach specialist for Dane County,
said the program is looking
for households not currently utilizing its benefits.
We have found that
many of our clients are
stuck making tough decisions between paying for
food, utility bills and medical needs each month, she
said in an email to the Hub.
Eligibility is based on
income and certain expenses (not assets), so a person can own a home and
car and even have a savings account. Most people
receiving Social Security
are also eligible, even if
they have a small pension.
Vander Wyst said an
average of 48,855 people
received benefits each
month in Dane County in

School District under age 55 with

community resources, advocacy and
support in housing, utilities, transportation, health and employment for
15 years.
Cambridge Area Resource Team
board member Shelly Fosdal said
CART modeled its own organization
after START and was recently able
to hire a part-time social worker. She
urged people not to give up when
facing the task of homelessness.
We are helping people remain in
their homes, Fosdal said. It can be
done. We are an example, and we are
thankful for START who encouraged

On the web
For information about Second
Harvests FoodShare program,


A person may qualify
if his or her households
gross monthly income is
less than:
$1,962 (one person)
$2,656 (two people)
$3,350 (three people)
$4,042 (four people)

Also, we assisted 1,520

households with applications in Dane County in
2015, so we know that
there is an ongoing need
for outreach and assistance, she wrote.
For information, call the
FoodShare helpline tollfree at 877-366-3635.
Samantha Christian

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Lost for decades,

historic chalice
returns to use
Stoughton church
uncovered its
founders relic from
Unified Newspaper Group

Belonging to a Stoughton church since 16 years

before the Civil War began,
a sparkling silver chalice
will be used by a nearby
congregation with ties to
the religious treasure on
Sunday morning.
West Koshkonong
Lutheran Church officials
found the item last August
after it had been missing
for almost six decades.
The chalice was brought
from Norway in 1845 by
Pastor J.W.C. Dietrichson,
who founded the church as
well as East Koshkonong
Lutheran Church in Cambridge.
The latter church will
use the chalice in a special
Online First
service at 9
a.m. Sunday, where
a former
interim pastor, John Eyster, helped to
spark the chalices search.
It was found at the rear
of a locked communion
cabinet at West Koshkonong after Eyster and others made an appeal to area
churches for information
about it.
It got borrowed and,
apparently when it was
returned, someone put it
in this communion cabinet years ago, said West
Koshkonong Pastor Richard Dowling. The person
who put it away probably
didnt realize what it was,
then it got forgotten.
The chalice was made
in 1833. Eyster said Norway had a large silver mining industry at the time. It
was given to a Norwegian

Photo submitted

An 1833 silver chalice from a

Stoughton church will be used
again Sunday morning.

bishop by the church, then

passed to Diectrichson
before coming to Stoughton.
Its in good shape,
Dowling told the Hub. We
recently had it polished up
and it looks beautiful.
The chalices financial worth has never been
sought, though its spiritual
value is most important,
Eyster said. It is kept in a
covered display at West
It plays an important
role in the history of Norwegian Lutheran church in
Wisconsin, Dowling said,
and, maybe, in America.
How did such an important chalice escape notice
from the two churches for
many years?
Dowling said church history is lost when churches
shift from pastor to pastor
over many decades.
Time passes, he said,
then no one knew where
(the chalice) was.
Dowling hopes to use the
chalice for historical services, such as one that will
celebrate the 175th anniversary of West Koshkonong and East Koshkonong
churches in 2019.

When it comes to home buying,

everyones situation is different.

Photo by Bill Fritsch

A young patron examines part of the journal wall installation at the Livsreise Norwegian Heritage Center. The Madison-based design
studio Zebradog recently received a bronze Immersive Environments award at the The Digital Signage Expo APEX Awards for its work
on the center, which will celebrate its first year anniversary in May.

Madison studio recognized

for Livsreise design
Unified Newspaper Group

Nearly a year after Livsreise opened in Stoughton,

the Madison-based studio
behind the centers design
still flies the Norwegian
flag in its office.
We all consider ourselves honorary Norwegians at this point, said
Chris Moore, the vice president and new media director at Zebradog.
Theyre also still being
recognized at an international level for their work
on Livsreise, Stoughtons
Norwegian heritage center.
The Digital Signage Expo
APEX Awards awarded
Zebradog with a bronze in
the Immersive Environments category last month,
recognizing it among 19
global entries alongside
competitors like Daimler

Automotive and the Microsoft Corporate Office.

The awards recognize
excellence in the development of digital interactive
experiences across a variety
of sectors, according to a
news release. This years
winners were selected from
a field of 153 entrants from
11 countries by a jury of 13
industry experts and journalists that select the projects based on their originality and innovation.
Moore, who referred to
Livsreise as the epicenter of the citys cultural
identity, credited the Bryant Foundation for having a
clear vision for the center
when they started working
together about three years
(Bryant Foundation
trustee Jerry Gryttenholm)
would always say, Were
just going to do it right. He

UB&T has special mortgage programs for new

home buyers, veterans, rural homeowners, farmers
and low income buyers. You might even qualify
for a loan with as little as 3% down.

would really follow that,

Moore said. And there
were a lot of challenges in
this facility that were major
hurdles to overcome, and
he was willing to put in
the time and the energy
because that was the right
Taking the time to find
that best approach played
a strong role in one of the
centers most prominent
installations: the journey
wall and map. The wall
features the experiences of
the Norwegian that came to
settle in America around the
turn of the century, compiling them into an interactive,
choose your own adventure format.
Zebradog did extensive
research to assemble those
experiences, both through
in-person interviews and
gathering artifacts and other
items to tell the story in a
more tangible way.
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Nearly 250 third grade
students and staff from Fox
Prairie, Yahara and Kegonsa
elementary schools, as well
as St. Anns Catholic School,
visited the Sons of Norway
Mandt Lodge Tuesday, April
5 for its ninth annual Norwegian cultural event.
Lodge president Darlene
Arneson and youth directories Sandy Fleming and
Vicky Goplen welcomed
the students, while lodge
musician David Nelson led
the group in the Norwegian
national anthem. There to
welcome the students were
Marv and Bert Klitzke, the
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Queen, in their first official
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After arriving at the lodge,
each group of students were
divided up for four 15-minute rotations to four different
cultural tables staffed by volunteers sharing their knowledge of Norwegian heritage

cheese making with Donna

Maurer; a presentation on
Vikings with Don Rorvig
and Don Amundson; Norwegian Christmas traditions
with Sandy Fleming, Helle
Hygilt, Bradley Goplen
and Vicky Goplen; rosemaling with Bonnie Selje;
and a presentation from the
Stoughton Historical Society with Dave and Barbara
The students also practiced Norwegian songs,
learned about the countrys
folklore and participated
in a writing activity and
dragon-naming contest.

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Sons of Norway lodges
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Mt. Horeb, and Nordlyset
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youth programs.
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Girls track and field

Weum wins
400 at WTFA
Assistant sports editor

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Stoughtons Maddie Posick (left) and Oregons Brittyn Fleming helped lead the U16 AAA Madison Capitols to the USA Hockey National tournament for
the third straight year. The Capitols clinched their fourth straight state title March 5-6, defeating Team Wisconsin. The following weekend in Omaha,
Neb., the Capitols beat St Louis 5-2 and shut out the Chicago Mission 3-0. Posick, a junior at Stoughton High School, has committed to play hockey at
the University of Wisconsin. Fleming, a junior at Oregon High School, has committed to play hockey at Minnesota State-Mankato.

National hat trick

Sports editor

Stoughton High School

junior Maddie Posick verbally
committed to play for the UWMadison womens hockey
team last fall.
Its really unbelievable. Its
always been my goal to go to
Wisconsin, she said. Ive had
ups and downs, not knowing if
I was going to make it. Thats
when you keep working and
have to push through or else
someone else is going to take
your spot.
Just thinking about it makes
me giggly. I cannot wait. Im
really going to like it there. I

just feel it already.

Wisconsin wasnt the only
offer on the table, drawing
attention from Minnesota
State-Mankato, Brown, Yale,
Princeton, Union and Minnesota-Duluth. It was Mankato that
made an offer.
I definitely considered it,
Posick said. When I went to
visit they made an offer. My
best friend is there, and with
John Harrington as the head
coach the team is only going to
get better.
Once Wisconsin made their
pitch, though, Posick said, I
could not give up the opportunity.
Though how she ended up

giving her commitment it was

kind of a funny story.
Visiting UW for a game last
October against Ohio State,
afterward Posick was taken up
to the coaches office where
assistant coach Dan Koch
made her an offer the majority of D1 hockey players dont
receive full rides because there
are 24-26 roster spots and only
18 full scholarships available.
They generally divide the money between all the athletes.
At first I said, Thank you
for the offer. I walked out of
the office and my dad asked,
Dont you want to go here?
I said yeah and he said, Well
you have to go back and tell

them. I walked back in and

was kind of crying I was so
emotional and I said, Id really
like to play on your team.
The 16-year-old followed up
her commitment by helping the
U16 AAA Madison Capitals
back to a third-straight USA
Hockey Girls Tier I National
Championships where her team
finished a club-best at the tournament held March 31-April 4.
Unable to get out of pool
play the last two years, the
Capitols went 2-1 in pool play
and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 16-team tournament

Turn to Posick/Page 12


Kissling pitches Vikings back into the win column

Assistant sports editor

Senior Jake Kissling settled in nicely after

allowing a few runs in the first inning, and
the Stoughton High School baseball team
snapped a three-game losing streak Tuesday
with an 8-4 win over Monona Grove.
Kissling went all seven innings, allowing
one earned run on five hits. He struck out
three and hit two batters.
The host Vikings scored five times in the
bottom of the first, once in the bottom of the

fourth and twice more in the bottom of the

Senior Jack Nelson was 2-for-3 with a
double, two RBIs and two runs scored,
while sophomore Dylan Nowicki added two
RBIs, and seniors Zach Kirby and Nathan
Varese both picked up one.
Stoughton travels to Monroe at 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 14, and to non-conference
Madison Memorial at 5 p.m. Monday, April
18. The Vikings host Madison Edgewood at
5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19.

Milton 8, Stoughton 7
Stoughton hosted Badger South conference rival Milton Thursday and allowed
three runs in the final two innings to fall
The Red Hawks Will Thomas hit the
game-winning sacrifice fly in the top of the
seventh to score Griffin Allen. Dakota Cude
then closed out the Vikings in the bottom
half of the inning by striking out the side.

Turn to Baseball/Page 12

Junior Aly Weum ran the 400 at Saturdays W/TFA Indoor State meet at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in
under a minute (59.46 seconds) to win
an individual title.
West Allis Nathan Hales Destiny Tomlin (1:00.09) and Kaukaunas
Nicole Buchinger (1:00.77) took second
and third, respectively in the 400.
(Weum) ran really confident. She ran
a really strong, smart race, head coach
Eric Benedict said. She really wanted to
win a big invitational like that. (Weum)
was really worked hard during that race
and achieved her goal.
Weum also helped the 4x400 relay
take eighth in 4:19.46. She was joined
by freshman Alex Ashworth, freshman
Abby Kittleson and senior Maren Gryttenholm.
Sophomore Bronwynn Ziemann took
16th in the high jump with a height of
4 feet, 10 inches, while junior Kylie
Lynch took 17th in the long jump (163
3/4). Junior Mya Lonnebotn was 30th in
the long jump (156 3/4).
Junior Kassidy McMillan took 25th in
the triple jump (322 1/2).
Junior Kendra Halverson participated
in the 55- meter dash and took 29th in
prelims in 7.82.
Junior Kylie Lynch was 40th in prelims in the 55 dash in 7.93.
Kittleson took 33rd in the mile in
5:37.03. Ashworth took 42nd in the
800 in 2:35.66, while sophomore Emily
Reese (2:41.08) and junior Clea Roe
(2:41.45) finished 73rd and 74th, respectively.
Senior Shelby Orcutt took 43rd in the
prelims of the 55-meter hurdles in 10:01.
Stoughton finished tied for 19th with
Middleton and West Bend West with 11
Beloit Memorial won the meet with
26 points. Green Bay Preble (23) and
DePere (22) were second and third,
The Vikings travel to Mount Horeb at
4:30 p.m. Thursday for a quad dual with
Mount Horeb, Oregon and Monroe.
They then visit McFarland at 2 p.m.
Saturday for an invite and host a triple
dual at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19,
against Madison Edgewood and Fort

Stoughton, DeForest (ppd.)

A non- conference dual at DeForest
was postponed Thursday. A make-u p
state had not been set yet.

Badger Challenge
The Vikings traveled to Portage on
Tuesday for the Badger Challenge and
tied for third place (77 points) with
DeForest and Oregon.
Some younger athletes stepped up,
and we got some personal bests, Benedict said. We are on track to be doing
some good things.
Weum was second in the 800 in
2:30.48, while junior Marissa Robson
finished second in the high jump with a
height of 5-0.
Kendra Halverson, Bailie Halverson,
Payton Kahl and Lonnebotn took third
in the 4x200 relay in 1:52.73, and Ashworth, Reese, Margaret Ross and Clea
Roe added a third place in the 4x800
relay in 10:42.38.
Waunakee won the meet with 103
points, while Mount Horeb and Baraboo
tied for second with a 98.5 points.

April 14, 2016

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Boys track and field

Krumholz medals in triple jump

to lead Vikings at W/TFA meet
Assistant sports editor

Senior Adam Krumholz medaled in

the triple jump Saturday in the W/TFA
Indoor State meet at the University of
Krumholz reached a distance of 43
feet, 3 1/4 inches, finishing behind
Kenosha Indian Trails Armani Carmickle (451 0 3/4), Franklins Tri Pham
(441 1/4), Whitefish Bays Michael
Kirkendoll (438 1/4) and Westbys Noah
Shea (437 1/2).
Krumholz also took eighth in the high
jump with a height of 6-2.
Senior Collin Kraus, junior Nathan
Moll and junior Jacob Tobie joined
Krumholz in the 4x400 relay and took
19th in 3:39.09.
Kraus and Moll also joined senior
Jakob Benson and sophomore Sam
McHone in the 4x200 and took 27th in 1
minute, 38.86 seconds.
Sophomore Jordan DiBenedetto was
20th in the triple jump (403 1/2), and
grabbed 15th in the long jump (202 ).
Benson took 54th in the long jump (184
DiBenedetto also grabbed 16th in the
55-m eter dash semifinals in 6.78, while
McHone was 32nd in prelims in 6.93.
Moll was 23rd in the 400 in 53.97, and
Tobie was 29th in 54.47.
Junior Tristan Jenny was 37th in the
800 in 2:12.76, and he took 47th in the
mile in 4:45.21.
Stoughton finished tied for 29th as a
team with five points. Bay Port won the
meet with 43 points, and Franklin took
second with 31 points. Fond du Lac was
third with 26 points.

The Vikings travel to Mount Horeb at

4:30 p.m. Thursday for a quad dual with
Mount Horeb, Oregon and Monroe.
They then visit McFarland at 2 p.m.
Saturday for an invite and host a triple
dual at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19,
against Madison Edgewood and Fort

Stoughton, DeForest (ppd.)

A non- conference dual at DeForest
was postponed Thursday. A make- up
date had not been set yet by the Courier
Hubs Tuesday deadline.

Badger Challenge
The Vikings traveled to Portage on
Tuesday for the Badger Challenge and
took second place with 103 points,
behind Baraboo (165.5) and ahead of
Oregon (89).
Krumholz won the high jump with a
height of 6-2, while senior Max Quale
was second in the pole vault with a
height of 11-0.
Kraus finished runner-up in the 300
hurdles in 42.2, and McHone was runner-up in the 200 in 23.72 and third in
the 100 in 11.92. Krumholz added a
third place in the 200 in 23.86.
The 4x800 relay (Tobie, Collin Maloney, Sean McLaury and Kraus) grabbed
second place in 8:39.97, and the 4x200
relay (DiBenedetto, Jake Deutsch, Benson and McHone) finished third in
Senior Buck Krueger and Moll added third places in the discus and 400,
respectively. Krueger reached a distance
of 124-3, while Moll finished his race in

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Senior Drew Bellefeuille chips on the fourth hole Monday in the Stoughton Viking invite at Stoughton
Country Club. Bellefeuile finished with an 85.

Host Stoughton finishes runner-up at invite

Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High School

boys golf purple team finished
runner-up Monday in the
annual Vikings Invitational at
Stoughton Country Club.
Senior Austin Kotlowski
finished tied for second overall
with an 80 to lead the way. Ian
Sutton was next with an 83,
and Drew Bellefeuille shot an
85. David Graffin finished the
scoring with an 87, while Jack
Buckles 89 was thrown out.
The purple team was the
starting five on varsity. The
purple Vikings shot a 335,
three strokes behind winner
Monroe (332) and one stroke
ahead of Milton (336) both
Badger South Conference
DeForest also shot a 336,
while McFarland was next
with a 342. Oregon took sixth
with a 344.
Also in the meet, the
Stoughton white team, which

is the current varsity reserve,

finished with a 372. Gunnar
Goetz shot an 85, while Kyle
Krabbe finished with a 92.
Mitch Linnerud shot a 96, and
Luke McLaury finished the
scoring with a 99. Phil Olsons
101 was thrown out.
Monroes Devon Boeck
won the individual title with
a 79, ahead of Kotlowski and
McFarlands Matthew Davidson (80). Miltons AJ Gray,
Ryan Nelson and Tucker
Dunk all shot 81, and McFarlands Zach Moore, Sauk Prairies Jordan Powell, DeForests Mason Brethower and
Oregons Brandon Michek all
shot 82s to round out the top
Stoughton has a busy week
coming up with three invites
and a conference dual. The
Vikings travel to The Oaks
Golf Course at 8 a.m. Thursday for an invite and travel to
Oak Ridge Golf Course at 9
a.m. Saturday for an invite.
Monday, Stoughton travels

to Maple Bluff Country Club

at noon for an invite before
traveling to Monroe Country
Club at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for
a dual with Cheesemakers.

Wisconsin Dells invite

The Vikings traveled to
Trappers Turn Saturday for
a shortened Wisconsin Dells
invite after Fridays round was
postponed due to sleet and
Stoughton finished 11th
with a 340.
Sutton (81), Graffin (83),
Kotlowski (86) and Buckles
(90) had counted scores, while
Bellefeuilles 92 was thrown
Madison Memorials Jacob
OLoughlin won the invite
with a 71, while White Bear
Lakes John Delaney shot a
73. Baraboos Dawson Hinz
was third with a 74.
Middleton won the meet
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Junior Sam Onsager collected five assists and senior

goalie Jack Anderson finished
The Stoughton High School with 19 saves.
The Vikings travel to
boys lacrosse team defeated
Janesville 11-7 on April 5 to Baraboo at 5 p.m. Tuesday,
April 19.
move to 2-0 overall.
Junior Tanner Gutche
scored four goals, while junior Stoughton, Sauk Prairie
Dylan Gross had three goals (ppd.)
and one assist. Senior Ethan
Stoughtons game at Sauk
Olsen and sophomore Chase Prairie was postponed Friday.
Kotlowski both added two No makeup date has been set

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Boys tennis




Tennis team learning on the fly Vikings pitch two shut outs in big week
Sports editor

Sports editor

A rebuilding year for the

Stoughton boys tennis team
got underway Tuesday night
as the Vikings hosted Sauk
Prairie in a Badger Conference crossover dual.
Though the Vikings
dropped the match 7-0
against the Eagles, Stoughton
head coach Ryan Reischel
said he has seen plenty of
improvements already this
We had a scrimmage
against Madison La Follette
on Monday and I thought we
played pretty well, Reischel
said. Were a raw team
tennis-wise. We havent had
much time to work on strategy and on the doubles side
we are a work in progress.
Freshman Nolan Meyer,
playing at No. 3 singles drew
praise from Reischel for his
play Tuesday.
Nolan is a nice young
man, who is very coachable.
He lost 6-2, 6-2, but I thought
he played very well tonight.

The Stoughton softball team (4-1 overall,

3-0 Badger South) traveled to Cottage Grove to
take on Monona Grove Tuesday and won 10-0.
Senior Holly Brickson worked six innings in
the blowout, striking out 11 and walking three.
She allowed three walks.
Morgan Neuenfeld (2-for-4), Liz Auby
(2-for-4) and Maddy Brickson all drove in a
pair of runs. Holly Brickson (2-for-2), Madisyn
Robinson (3-for-4) and Lexie Fitzsimmons all
plated a run.

Woodside High School Challenge

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Stoughton No. 1 doubles player Connor Merow congratulates his

Sauk Prairie opponent Tuesday. The Vikings lost the dual 7-0.

Captain Stefan Butterbrodt lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1

singles, but Reischel said his
top player wants to get better
Stefans done a really nice
job leading the team so far
this season as well, Reischel
Levi Robbins fell 6-1, 6-0
at No. 2 singles.
Levi has a lot of skill. We
just need to keep fine tuning

it. I think if we do that he will

only get better.
Adam McCune played
probably the closest match of
the evening, falling 6-4, 6-3
at No. 4 singles.
I think Adams strokes
have improved more than
anyone so far this season,
Reischel said.
The Vikings travel to
Reedsburg at 4:30 p.m.

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Frigid temperatures, snow and rain combined to force cancelations across the area last
week, including the first day of the Woodside
High School Challenge at the Woodside Sports

Complex in Wisconsin Dells on Friday.

Stoughton managed to get in two games on
Saturday, however. Holly Brickson struck out
18 as the Vikings defeated Holmen, 6-2, and
lost to Marshfield, 5-1.
Stoughton scored five in the top of the seventh against Holmen.

Stoughton 7, Milton 0
The Vikings scored three in the bottom of
the second and added one in the first, fourth
and fifth Monday to defeat the host Milton Red
Hawks, 7-0.
Holly Brickson struck out nine in a one-hit
effort. She went 3-for-5 at the plate with a double and RBI, while her sister Maddy drove in
three runs and doubled.
Auby went 2-for-4, while Kayley Novotny
and Robinson each drove in a run and Gabby
Saunders added a double.

Girls soccer

Stoughton blanks Sauk, improve to 2-0


while Sauk Prairies Cassie Garton had one.

Stoughton travels to non-conference
Baraboo at 7 p.m. Thursday and to non-conThe Stoughton High School girls soccer ference Evansville at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April
team defeated Sauk Prairie 2-0 in a Badger 19.
Conference crossover game on Thursday.
The visiting Vikings got goals from senior Stoughton, Parker (ppd.)
Leah Olson and freshman Peighton Trieloff.
The Vikings non-conference game against
Junior Augustyna Brestar picked up an assist Janesville Parker was postponed Saturday. No
on Trieloffs goal.
make-up date has been set.
Senior Hannah Wood picked up three saves,

Assistant sports editor

Posick: Verbally commits to be a Badger

Continued from page 10
this season.
The second seed in their bracket, the girls
eventually finished 2-2 overall, falling to
the Minnesota Elite Sky 4-3 in overtime of
Sundays quarterfinals.
Posick finished second in scoring for the
tournament to teammate Brittyn Fleming.
It was a great thing to accomplish, but
doing it with your best friend is even better, she said.
Posick began playing hockey in first
grade and quickly became friends with
Fleming daughter of longtime SHS boys
hockey coach Rick Fleming.
The two have been best friends and skated together ever since, minus a couple of
years when Fleming skated with the Capitols boys team.
My coaches always have always
stressed that your team is your family,
Posick said. She (Brittyn) has always been
there for me. I know I can always count on
her long past our Madison Capitol and college days.
Fleming, a junior at Oregon High School,
has verbally committed to also play in the
WCHA at Minnesota State-Mankato.
Thats going to be different (playing
against Brittyn), Posick said. One of
my friends, Taylor Gulenchyn, is also at

Minnesota State-Mankato, so weve played

together since our early years together, and
thats going to be a different feeling playing
against your best friends.
Fellow Madison Capitol and Stoughton
resident Liz Auby committed to Division
1 Colgate University last fall, joining the
likes of Jessie Vetter, Nikki Burish, Amanda Kessel and Brianna Decker as girls who
have come through the program and gone
on to play collegiately.
In 63 games from September through
April, the girls finished 35-25-3.
Though the season is officially over,
Posick tried out for the USA national development camp last weekend in Chicago.
While roughly 300 or more girls get
invites to the Central District camp, only
120 girls get invited to the development
camp and from that 66 girls get invited to
attend the Select camp, where if they perform well enough they can earn a spot on
the U.S. under 18 National team.
Ill probably take a week off cause Ive
been going, going, going since the season
started in September, she said.
The younger sister of former SHS pole
vault standout Hannah Posick, who is now
competing at UW-La Crosse, Maddie will
be running sprints, sprint relays, long jumping and throwing this spring for SHS girls
track and field team.

Baseball: Stoughton falls to Milton

five unearned runs on four hits in five
innings, striking out six and walking three.
Stoughton committed six errors in the loss.
Milton tied Stoughton in the top of the
sixth with two runs. Drew Hermanson hit a Aaron Zimmerman was 2-for-3.
2-run single to score Taylor Prochazka and
Adams-Friendship tourney
Nick Cadd.
The Vikings trailed 5-1 in the bottom of
The Vikings traveled to Woodside Sports
the fourth but scored six runs to take a 7-5 Complex for the Adams-Friendship tournalead. Nelson (3-for-4) picked up a two-run ment and after sleet forced the postponement
single to score Andy Johnson and Nick Wal- of Fridays game, Stoughton took on New
dorf, and sophomore Brady Schipper (2-for- Richmond and Eau Claire North.
4) picked up a 2-run double to score Nelson
The Vikings lost 10-5 to New Richmond
and Nick Woodstock. Schipper later scored and then were no-hit in a 17-0 loss to Eau
on an error.
Claire North.
The other run for the Vikings came in the
Jacob Groleau had two RBIs, while Walbottom of the third when Kirby scored on an dorf and Nelson both collected one RBI.
Nowicki was 2-for-4 with two runs scored,
Cude picked up the win. He allowed one while Varese was 3-for-3 with two runs
unearned run on three hits in 3 2/3 innings, scored.
striking out four. Wrage Marzahl started and
Zimmerman took the loss and allowed two
allowed five earned runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 unearned runs on two hits in three innings,
innings, walking two.
striking out five and walking two.
Jaece Newman picked up the loss for the
Against Eau Claire North, Nowicki took
Vikings. He allowed three unearned runs on the loss. He allowed four earned runs on six
two hits in two innings, striking out two and hits in 2 2/3 innings, striking out three and
walking one. Kissling started and allowed walking six.
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Girls track and field

Boys track & field

Vikings look
to make
strides with
20 returners
Assistant sports editor

Monona Grove have some very

talented athletes and should be
very competitive at the conference
meet, Benedict said.
Halverson, Kahl and Lonnebotn return from last years 4x200
conference champion relay team,
with Hannah Posick being the only
graduate. Lonnebotn also won a title
in the triple jump in 2015 and took
sixth in the long jump.
Robson was second in the high
jump. Kahl took fifth, and Ziemann
added a seventh-place finish.
The 4x800 relay with Emily
Reese, Zaemisch and Schultz took
second, while the 4x200 relay with
Maddie Posick, Gryttenholm and
Halverson was second. The 4x400
relay with Gryttenholm and Aly
Weum was fourth.
Aly Weum also added a third
place in the 400, while Gryttenholm was third in the 200. Maddie
Posick and Halverson were third
and fourth, respectively, in the 100.

The Stoughton High

School boys track and
field team returns some
key components from last
years squad, including
three-fourths of the state
qualifying 4x400 (seniors
Adam Krumholz and
Jakob Benson and
junior Nathan
Moll) and senior
Buck Krueger
There are 20 returning letterwinners for
the Vikings this season.
Besides qualifying for
state, Krumholz (high
jump) and Moll (400) also
made sectionals in other
events. Joining them at
sectionals were Senior
Max Quale (pole vault)
and sophomore Collin
Maloney (4x800).
Also back are seniors
Collin Kraus (hurdles),
Alex Morris (100), Eric
Woods (100), Josh Hitchcock (4x100) and Kyle
Wilkinson (triple jump);
juniors Darvel Peeples
(high jump), Jackson
Hampton (4x800), Joe Nelson (throws), Jacob Tobie
(4x400), Owen Roe (distance), Kyle Malmquist
(100, 4x100), Tristan
Jenny (distance) and Garrett Model (distance); and
sophomores Sam McHone
(200) and Jordan DiBenedetto (4x100).
McHone didnt make
sectionals, but he did set
the Stoughton High School

Turn to Girls track/Page 14

Turn to Boys track/Page 16

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Returning letterwinners for the Stoughton girls track and field team (front, from left) are: Lydia Schultz, Shelby Orcutt, Hannah Hobson, Maren Gryttenholm, Kassidy
McMillan, Kiley Lynch, Bailie Halverson, Payton Kahl, Kendra Halverson and Corinne Olson; (back) Clea Roe, Aly Weum, Kassidy Silbaugh, Haven Polich, Bronwynn
Ziemann, Gigi Zaemisch, Sam Beach, Mya Lonnebotn and Marissa Robson; (not pictured) Sydney Johnson, Tessa Berry and Ally Slager.

Going for number six

Vikings return 25 girls in

hopes of claiming their
sixth straight Badger
South Conference title
Assistant sports editor

While graduation means several

talented athletes are not back for
this years Stoughton High School
girls track and field team,
there is still plenty
to be excited about
with 25 returners.
Seniors Mandi
Anderson, Megan
Boettcher, Maren
Gryttenholm (state
qualifier, 4x400), Hannah Hobson and Shelby Orcutt
(100 hurdles); juniors Bailie Halverson, Kendra Halverson (100,
4x200), Sydney Johnson, Payton
Kahl (4x200, high jump), Mya Lonnebotn (state qualifier, triple jump,

4x400), Kiley Lynch (long jump,

pole vault), Kassidy McMillan (triple jump), Maddie Posick (100),
Corinne Olson, Marissa Robson
(high jump), Clea Roe (sectional
qualifier, 4x400), Lydia Schultz
(state qualifier, 4x800), Kennedy
Silbaugh (discus), Ally Slager and
Aly Weum (state qualifier, 4x400,
4x800); and sophomores Tessa Berry, Gigi Zaemisch (state qualifier,
4x800), Sam Beach (300 hurdles),
Emily Reese (state qualifier, 4x800)
and Bronwynn Ziemann (high
jump) are all back.
We are very excited to have
so many athletes returning for the
team, head coach Eric Benedict
said. We have a nice set of senior
athletes who have been contributors on the team being conference
champs for the past four years.
There are key losses, however,
as graduates Hannah Posick (state
qualifier, school record holder in the
pole vault at 11 feet, 4x400), Alexa
Deutsch (state qualifier, hurdles),
Emma Fried, Allie Niemeyer (state

qualifier, discus), Alexus Crockett

(state qualifier, shot put), Katie Roe
(4x800), Savanna Smith (discus),
Nikki Staffen (state qualifier, 800,
4x400, 4x800). Megan Reese (state
qualifier, long jump, 4x400, 4x800)
and Jordyn Weum leave spots open
on the team that needs to be filled
by committee.
We have some huge holes to fill
in the team lineup with the loss of
so many talented athletes from last
year, Benedict said.
Stoughton took seventh at sectionals last season with 81 1/2
points and at regionals with 119 1/2

Conference preview
Stoughton won its fifth straight
Badger South title in 2015 with 162
1/2 points, ahead of Oregon (152)
and Madison Edgewood (102).
Monona Grove was last at last
years meet, but Benedict sees the
Silver Eagles getting better and
competing this season.
Teams from Oregon and


Stoughton looks to pitching, defense

to carry conference title hopes
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High School baseball team

brings back seven players from last years
squad including senior Michael Pork
Gerber (first base, pitcher) who missed
all of last season due to an injury but
was called up to varsity as a sophomore.
The others back are seniors Jack
Nelson (outfield), Jake Kissling (pitcher, third base), Zach Kirby (outfield,
second base) and Nathan Varese (outfield,
pitcher) and sophomores Dillon Nowicki
(pitcher, shortstop) and Brady Schipper (outfield, pitcher).
Head coach Jeremy Dunnihoo said the
Vikings will be as good as their pitching and
defense will allow them this season.
We return some quality arms but also
need some guys to step up and take on

certain roles within the staff, Dunnihoo

said. Offensively we lose a lot of power and
run production from last years team, but
will score runs in a different way. There will
be some speed and capable small ball threats
to put more pressure on the defense. Many
newcomers will be looked to produce on
the varsity team.
Two of those newcomers are senior
Nick Woodstock (middle infielder)
and sophomore Aaron Zimmerman
(catcher, pitcher). Woodstock worked
hard in the offseason to strengthen his
game, and Zimmerman is a smart baseball
player who will be working behind the plate
to lead our pitching staff, Dunnihoo said.
Nowicki is the No. 1 starter once again and
will look to continue to develop his command on the mound. He struck out 35 batPhoto by Anthony Iozzo
ters in 33 innings last season. Offensively, The returning letterwinners for the Stoughton High School baseball team (front, from left) are:
Schipper (.314 batting average) and Nelson Jack Nelson, Zach Kirby and Brady Schipper; (back) Nathan Varese, Michael Pork Gerber,

Turn to Baseball/Page 16 Dylan Nowicki and Jake Kissling.


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Girls soccer

Boys tennis

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

The 2016 Stoughton High School girls soccer team (front, from left) are: Emma Freeman, Cassidy
Bach, Jenna Gardner, Paige Halverson, Jacqueline Smith and Bergen Gardner; (back) Jordan
Nelson, Ailis Montgomery, Leah Olson, Julia Olson, Hannah Wood, Cara Wood and Rosana Draus.
(not pictured) Augustyna Brestar and Emma Holtan.

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Returning letterwinners for the Stoughton boys tennis team (from left) are: Connor Merow, Levi
Robbins, Mitchell Ace and Stefan Butterbrodt.

Vikings will have six varsity spots up

Stoughton looks to climb up for grabs to start season

the standings, finish strong

Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High School girls soccer team has not fared well in the Badger
South Conference the past six years (2-32-2
record) and have not won more than seven
games overall in a season since 2010.
But head coach Chelsea Kittleson in her
second year said this can be the year the
Vikings breakout as 13 letterwinners are
back and only two starters are gone
from 2015.
As a newcomer into the varsity
coaching role, I have high expectations for myself as well as these
young women. My goal is to go into
each game highly competitive and
focused on playing our game. I would
like to compete and stay above .500 within
the overall game schedule, Kittleson wrote
in a questionnaire. Our school has never
won a conference tournament and that is a
goal I feel is very obtainable this spring season. We have a lot of talent throughout the
field, and we continue to work on playing
together and communicating.
Senior Hannah Wood returns to the net as
the starting goalie, while seniors Leah Olson
and Julia Olson and sophomore Paige Halverson all return to protect the net on defense.
Stoughton also gets back midfielders
junior Augustyna Brestar, junior Rosana
Draus, junior defender Bergen Gardner,
junior defender Emma Freeman, junior

forward Jordan Nelson, sophomore Cara

Wood, sophomore Cassidy Bach, sophomore Jacqueline Smith and sophomore Ailis
Newcomers include sophomore defender Mckenzie Nisius, freshman midfielder
Hannah Wirag, freshman forward Peighton
Trieloff and freshman midfielder Melissa
Some true standouts have been our freshman and sophomore class providing a
lot of speed and technical/tactical
ability, Kittleson said.

Conference preview
The Vikings were 0-5-1 in the
Badger South last year (4-14-1
Defending WIAA Division 2 state
champion Oregon is once again the favorite
to win the crown. Oregon is 30-5-1 in the
Badger South since 2010 and has won four
straight titles.
Monona Grove, Madison Edgewood
and Fort Atkinson finished second through
fourth last season.
Stoughton travels to Oregon at 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, and host Fort Atkinson
at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28. The Vikings
host Milton at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, and
travel to Monona Grove at 7 p.m. Friday,
May 6.
Stoughton hosts Madison Edgewood at 7
p.m. Tuesday, May 10, and travel to Monroe
at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

Sports editor

Stoughton boys tennis struggled through

a rough season a year ago, going
1-13 in dual meets.
With the return of four letterwinners this season, the Vikings
are hoping show improvement in
an always-competitive Badger
South Conference.
Seniors Mitchell Ace, Stefan
Butterbrodt and Levi Robbins
are all back, as is junior Connor Merow.
Ace, who finished last season 6-16 at
No. 3 doubles and Butterbrodt, 2-18 at 1
doubles, will captain this years team.
Robbins played to a 6-14 record at No. 4
singles last year, while Merow went 2-21
at No. 2 doubles.
Regardless of where those four are
moved this season, it leaves six spots up
for grabs.

We are going to grow a lot as a team

this year. We will be young and raw, but
I am very pleased with the effort and attitudes of the players, Vikings head coach
Ryan Reischel said. I think we
will be a hard working team that
surprises some teams as the year
Key newcomers battling for
those spots will be freshman Nolan
Meyer, sophomore Graham Beebe
and junior Adam McCune
Madison Edgewood figures to once
again be the favorite to repeat as Badger
South champions, though Oregon hopes to
challenge the Crusaders once again. Monona Grove also expects to be in the mix atop
the conference.
The rest of the conference race is wide
open, Reischel said. Monroe and Fort
are really down on numbers. Milton should
have good numbers, but are still a bit
behind the top three teams.

Girls track: Vikings have several top-eight

finishers from conference back
McMillan was seventh in
the triple jump, while Lynch
Clea Roe added a fourth- took ninth in the long jump
place finish in the 3,200, and pole vault. Silbaugh was
while Orcutt was fifth in the eighth in the discus.
Several conference
100 hurdles.

Continued from page 13

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Boys golf

Photo by Dave Taebel

The returning letterwinners for the Stoughton High School boys golf team (from left) are: Jack
Buckles, Gunnar Goetz, Austin Kotlowski, David Graffin, Drew Bellefeuille and lan Sutton.

Vikings hope returning depth

makes up for loss of Anderson
Photo by Jeremy Jones

Returning letterwinners for the Stoughton softball team (front) are: Kayley Novotny; (middle row) Holly
Brickson, Lexie Fitzsimmons and Morgan Neuenfeld; (back) Gabby Saunders, Sammy Tepp, Liz Auby
and Raven Poirier; (not pictured) Maddy Beske.

Stoughton needs to find a way to

generate runs if they wish to contend
Senior Holly Brickson (shortstop, pitcher)
and junior Morgan Neuenfeld (catcher, outfielder earned first-team Badger South AllConference last year and are back to lead the
Stoughton softball team this year.
Brickson hit .366 and tied for the
team lead with 14 stolen bases as the
teams lead-off hitter. She doubled
six times and tripled once. Brickson also pitched in eight games,
going 5-3 on the year with a 1.16
ERA. She struck out more than
three times the number of batters she
walked (76-24).
Brickson steps into the circle this season
as the teams ace following the graduation of
first-team selection Sarah Seaton (P/1B).
Seaton hit .508 on the season with 10 doubles and 14 RBIs. Her on-base percentage
was .616, while he finished second on the
team with a .662 slugging average.

Besides Seaton, who was also the teams

top power hitter, Madi Sehmer is also gone.
Sehmer was second on the team with 19
Neuenfeld led the team in batting average
(.536), slugging percentage (.797) and RBIs.
She tied for the team-lead in stolen bases.
An all-district selection last year, she starts
the season in center field.
Morgan has great speed and power,
which makes her a tremendous threat
at the plate, head coach Kristin
Siget said.
Seniors Sammy Tepp and Liz
Auby were second-team selections on
the right side of the infield last year.
Tepp, two-year captain, played at first
base and in the outfield last year, giving the
team consistency and quickness and great
leadership on and off the field. She hit .325
and drove in 11 runs.
Auby, a Division 1 womens hockey recruit

Turn to Softball/Page 16

The Stoughton High School boys golf

team will have its work cut out in 2016
after junior No. 1 golfer Sam Anderson decided to play tournaments on the
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour based out
of Jacksonville, Fla.
While Anderson was the lone sectional qualifier for the Vikings in
2015 taking 10th with a 76 and
missing the state cut by two strokes
Stoughton still has plenty of talent
back from 2015.
Seniors Ian Sutton, Jack Buckles, Drew Bellefeuille, Austin Kotlowski and Gunnar Goetz and
junior David Graffin all have
experience on varsity from last
Buckles, Kotlowski, Sutton
and Graffin joined Anderson at
regionals in 2015, helping the
Vikings take sixth as a team
with a 348.
That grouping also
joined Anderson at the
conference meet at the
House on the Rock Golf Resort last season, with Buckles, Kotlowski and Sutton all shooting under 90.
Stoughton finished fourth at conference with a 334.

Conference preview

Badger South is going to be tough again

this season. Madison Edgewood the
WIAA Division 2 state runner-up
is once again the favorite. The Crusaders return all five starters from
2015 seniors Tommy Mohs and
Andrew Yontz, junior Ben Gilles and
sophomores Rory Gierhart and Matthew Phelan.
Four of those starters Mohs, Yontz,
Gilles and Phelan shot in the 70s at
the state tournament, while Gierhart
shot in the mid-to-low 80s in both
Taebel also said Monroe is a team
to watch this season. The Cheesemakers lose graduates Matt Miller and Eric
Bush, but they do return senior Tanner
Thompson and juniors Nick Baumann
and Devon Boeck. Baumann missed
the state cut at sectionals by a stroke,
and the Cheesmakers tied for fourth as
a team with a 339. At conference last
year, Monroe finished fifth with a 341.
Stoughton travels to Monroe Country
Club to face the Cheesemakers in a dual
at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, and it
travels to Foxboro Golf Club to face
Oregon at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April
Milton visits Stoughton country Club
at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, and the
Vikings host Madison Edgewood at
3:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Coachmans Golf Course.

Head coach Dave Taebel said the

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Boys track: Kramolis takes over as new head coach in 2016

Continued from page 13
freshmen record for the 200 last
Stoughton does lose talent
with graduates John McCune
(state qualifier, distance), Patrick Reilly (4x800), Giles France
(4x800), Brad Graffin (high
jump), Derek Schultz (pole
vault), Ryan Sperle (4x800) and
Ben Brandt (throws).
The Vikings finished 10th
at sectionals with 35 points in

New coach
Stoughton also brings in a
new head coach
in Trevor Kramolis, who was the
offensive coordinator for the varsity football squad
and the head football JV coach this
past fall.
Kramolis takes
Photo by Jeremy Jones
over for Craig
Hampton, Eric
Martens, who is now the head
Woods, Kyle Malmquist and Buck Krueger; (back) Kyle Wilkinson, Sean McLaury, Max Quale, Collin Maloney, Malachi Alvarez, Jakob Benson, Adam Krumholz, Sam
football coach in Mosinee.
McHone, Jordan DiBenedetto, Jake Deutsch, Nathan Moll and Calvin Vincent.

Conference preview
Stoughton finished third (101
points) behind Monona Grove
(169) and Oregon (139) last season in the Badger South Conference tournament at Breitenbach
Stadium in Middleton.
With some more experience from some of the younger

participants, the Vikings hope to

stay at the top half of the conference despite some of the graduate losses.
Monona Grove and Oregon
will be strong again this year.
This conference has a lot of
sprinters and distance athletes,
those will be exciting races to

watch at the conference meet,

Kramolis said. With this being
my first year working with the
team, Im eager to see if we can
build off of our third-place finish last year and win it all this
Krumholz and Krueger are
the only conference champions

back. Krumholz claimed the

high jump last season, while
Krueger took the discus. Krumholz was also second in the triple jump and ninth in the long
jump, while Krueger was ninth
in the shot put.
Peeples was fourth in the high
jump in 2015, while Quale was

fourth in the pole vault. Moll

took fourth in the 400, while
Benson was seventh.
McHone was sixth in the 200
and ninth in the 100, and Kraus
was sixth in the 300 hurdles.
Jenny was seventh in both the
1,600 and 3,200, and Roe took
eighth in the 3,200.

Baseball: Vikes hope to compete in the Badger South

Golf: Stoughton

Johnson (outfielder, catcher); including first-team all-conferand sophomores Nick Waldorf ence selection Cody Link.
2015 standings
(third base) and Brock WannDunnihoo said Milton returns
(13 RBIs and 16 runs scored) inger (first base, pitcher).
some quality hitters and will Team W-L
look to continue their high proscore a lot of runs, while Ore- Oregon 9-3
Conference preview
duction from last season.
gon looks to be good again with
Madison Edgewood 8-4
Kissling was a reliever last
The Vikings finished third in talent coming up from the JV
season, but he now moves into the Badger South in 2015 at 7-5 squad to fill graduation holes.
Milton 8-4
the starting rotation behind (12-14 overall) behind chamStoughton already defeated Stoughton 7-5
Nowicki and will play third pion Oregon (9-3), and co-sec- Oregon 10-9 on April 5 and fell
Monona Grove
ond-place finishers Madison to Milton 8-7 on April 7.
Other members of the team Edgewood (8-4) and Milton
The Vikings host Madison Monroe 3-9
a r e s e n i o r s J a c o b G r o l e a u (8-4).
Edgewood at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Atkinson
(first base, catcher) and Rocky
Dunnihoo said he expects all April 19, and travel to OreFrance (first baseman, pitcher); three teams to once again con- gon at 5 p.m. Thursday, April
juniors Bryan Wendt (mid- tend for the title with the Cru- 28. Stoughton will look for travel to Madison Edgewood at
dle infielder), Jaece Newman saders looking like the favor- revenge at home against Milton 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19.
(outfielder, pitcher) and Andy ite with three pitchers back, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, and

looks to compete
in the Badger
South Conference

Continued from page 13

Continued from page 15

The dual season ends as Monona
Grove also visits Coachmans at
3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.
The conference meet is at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 18, at the House
on the Rock Golf Resort.

Softball: Stoughton starts off Badger South Conference season with three wins
Continued from page 15
who will be playing at Colgate next winter, hit .379 and
was third on the team with 16
RBIs. She starts this season
in right field.
Junior Lexie Fitzsimmons

was an honorable mention

selection and will play in left
field this season.
Stoughton returns eight letterwinners from last season,
including Maddy Beske, who
opened the season playing
third base.
Bricksons sister Maddy

takes over at shortstop and

gives the team some speed,
while Gabby Saunders is
playing in the flex/designated
player spot and Raven Poirier
returns to add speed to the
Junior Madisyn Robinson
is a great all-around player

with good pop, who can play

anywhere. She opened the
season behind the plate.
Stoughton looked sharp
defensively in a 4-3 road win
over Oregon to start the conference season. The Vikings
will need to continue to find
a way to drive in runs if they

Get together before or after the game at

wish to compete for a conference title.

Stoughton finished 6-6 in
conference last season behind
Monroe (9-3), Fort Atkinson
(8-4) and Monona Grove
Monroe is always the
team to beat in the conference, Siget said. Fort
Atkinson will be strong again
this year along with Monona
Grove. The conference overall has really strengthened,
making for tough competition this season.

2015 standings
Team W-L
Monroe 9-3
Fort Atkinson
Monona Grove
Stoughton 6-6
Oregon 4-8
Madison Edgewood 4-8
Milton 3-9

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Virgene M. Quam

Virgene Quam

Virgene Mae Quam peacefully passed away at the age

of 98 on April 10, 2016.
She was the only child
of Olis and Hilda (Algrim)
Visaas, born March 11,
1918. She lived on a farm
near Stoughton and went to
Stoughton public schools,
graduating from Stoughton
High School in 1936. Five
years later, she continued
her education at Lutheran
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of Nursing in Chicago, Ill.,

Kathleen A. Breuchel

Kathleen Breuchel

Kathleen Adele Hodge

Breuchel, age 63, passed
away unexpectedly at St.
Marys Hospital on Monday,
April 11, 2016 at 12:54 a.m.
surrounded by her family.
Kathy was born on Aug.
3, 1952 in Kansas City, KS.
She graduated from Stoughton High School in 1970 and
attended UW-Whitewater,
where she met her husband
Gary. They were married for
42 years and had three children. Kathy taught pre-school
at Martin Luther Christian
Day School in Stoughton for

graduating as a registered
nurse in 1944. She married
Jerome A. Quam in July
1943 at Moreland Lutheran
Church in Chicago. Virgene was a lifelong member
of First Lutheran Church,
Circle #15 and Women of
the Church. She was baptized and confirmed at First
Lutheran. She was a 50-year
Life Member of the Order of
The Eastern Star of Wisconsin. She worked at Stoughton
Hospital for 29 years. She
volunteered at Skaalen Home
Craft Department, Stoughton
Hospital gift shop, and over
20 years at the Senior Center
Creative Adult Care.
Her husband preceded her
in death on October of 1986.
She leaves loving family,
son, David (Carol) Quam of
Fitchburg; daughters,Virginia
(Ray) Bowles of Navarre,
Fla., and Arlene Minor of
Stoughton; grandchildren,
Karyn (Michael) Biggs, Tarrant (Amy) Bowles, Ryan
(Alison) Quam, Heather
(Matthew) Newman, Nathan
(Angela) Minor, and Justin

(Jacquelyn) Minor; greatgrandchildren, Colby,

Colton, Cadyn, Riley, Reagan, Emily, Abigail, Mason,
Zachary, Liza, Aleeya, Evan,
Arianna and Mia.
Visitation will be held
from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday,
April 14 at Cress Funeral
Home, 206 W. Prospect St.,
Stoughton. Visitors may also
greet the family from 10 a.m.
until the memorial service at
11 a.m. on Friday, April 15
at First Lutheran Church, 310
East Washington St., Stoughton, with the Rev. Richard
Halom presiding. Immediately following the service, family and friends are invited to
a luncheon in the church Fellowship Hall. Virgene will be
laid to rest next to her husband at Riverside Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers,
memorials may be given
to First Lutheran Church
Sunday School. Please share
your memories at www.
Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect St.
Stoughton, WI 53589

15 years. In 2000, she retired

from teaching and opened
Main St. Flowers & Gifts in
Stoughton. Kathy enjoyed
gardening, sewing and NASCAR racing, and was also
an avid Badger, Packer and
Brewers fan. Kathy was a
stage 4 breast cancer survivor
and was active in Relay for
Life of Stoughton/McFarland/Oregon, where she was
the captain of team Flower
Kathy was preceded in
death by her adoptive parents, Murray and Vera
Hodge; her birth mother,
Patricia Matteson; her brother, Gary Hodge; motherin-law, Laverne Breuchel;
and father-in-law, William
Breuchel. She is survived by
her husband, Gary; children,
Scott (JoAnn) of Sun Prairie, Kevin (Kelly) of Cold
Spring, Minn., Amy Verkilen
(Adam) of Plover; and seven
grandchildren, Issaac, Grace,
Karli, Kaitlin, Keagan, Logan
and Remi. She is also survived by her birth father,
Donald Matteson, and brothers, Donald Matteson, Mark

(Carrie) Matteson, Mike

(Vicki) Matteson; sister-inlaws, Sheri (John) Panzer,
Cindy Breuchel; brother-inlaws, Mark Breuchel and
Dean Breuchel. She is further
survived by nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
April 16 at Christ Lutheran
Church, 700 County HWY
B. A visitation for family and
friends will be held from 4-8
p.m. on Friday, April 15, with
additional visitation from 10
a.m. until the time of service
on Saturday. Kathy will be
laid to rest at Wheeler Prairie
Cemetery in Stoughton.
The family would like to
extend their sincere thanks
to the caring staff at Stoughton Hospitals Emergency
Room and St. Marys ICU.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Relay for
Life, Team Flower Power.
Please share your memories
at www.cressfuneralservice.
Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect
Stoughton, WI 53589

April 14, 2016

Courier Hub


April 4, 2016.
She was born in Janesville on Feb. 15, 1936 to
Leroy and Taladia Larson. Arlene enjoyed many
years as a participant in the
MARC-Stoughton Program
and the Special Arts Choir.
Singing was definitely her
Arlene is survived by
her sister, Lorraine Johnson; and many extended family members and
friends. Arlenes family
Arlene Larson
wishes to extend heartfelt
thanks to her caregivers
from Community Living
Arlene Larson, age 80, Connections, as well as
died at home on Monday, the support provided by

Avenues to Community
and Agrace HospiceCare
for affording Arlene the
opportunity to live with
dignity and comfort in her
home. Her family will celebrate her life at a future
Dont sit under the
apple tree with anyone else
but me...he, he, he.
Please share your memories of Arlene at: www.

the family orchard, was a

family favorite. She loved
to watch family play and
joke at holidays, birthdays,
anniversaries and graduations, and never let children, grandchildren, or
great-grandchildren leave
or enter the house without a kiss and a hug. She
gained great joy making
cream puffs and cheese
curds as a member of
Stoughton FFA Alumni,
and served on various committees throughout the
years as an active member
of the United Methodist
Church in Stoughton.
She is survived by her
loving children, Ed (Pam)
Rowe of DeForest, Linda
(Bill) Hasz and Sharie (Jerry) Buskager of Stoughton; grandchildren, Brad
(Aimee) Rowe, Derrick
(Lindsay) Rowe, Michelle
Lindsay, Sarah Lindsay,
Chelsey (Pete Seybold)
Toso, Nicole Hasz, Megan
(Mike) Hays, Kari (Paul)
Kojo and Abby Buskager;
great grandchildren, Greysen, John Wesley, Abby,
Drew, Bjorn, Kaydence,
Jackson, Olivia, Annika
and Liam; and one greatgrandson soon to arrive.

She is further survived

by sister, Doreen Barry;
and sister-in-laws, Emily
(Roger) Krueger and Betty Rowe; and many loved
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her husband of
60 years, Jerry Rowe; sister, Leota Ace; in-laws,
Edward and Emily Rowe;
and brother- and sisterin-laws, Bob Barry, Bill
(Lena) Rowe, Eileen (Stan)
Schneider, Art Rowe,
Don Rowe, George (Anita) Rowe and Waunetta
(Arnie) Pollow.
Services were held at
United Methodist Church
of Stoughton on Tuesday,
April 12. Burial took place
at Prairie Mound Cemetery
in Oregon.
Memorials can be made
to the FFA endowment
fund. Please share your
memories of Arlene at:

Arlene Larson

Arlene E. Rowe

Arlene Rowe

Arlene Rowe, age 84,

passed away on Friday,
April 8, 2016, at Agrace
Hospice Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June
25, 1931, in Oregon, the
daughter of Wesley and
Nellie (Denton) Haynes.
Arlene grew up on a farm
outside of Belleville, and
graduated from Belleville
High School. A telephone
operator for a portion of
her life, her proudest positions were that of mother,
grandmother, great grandmother and homemaker.
Arlene was a skilled baker, sewer, rosemaler, card
player and dancer. Above
all, she enjoyed spending time with family and
friends. She loved sharing
her talents in baking with
her children and grandchildren, of which, apple
pie, made with apples from

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206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-9244

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206 W. Prospect Ave.
Stoughton, WI 53589

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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,


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


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

6:30 PM

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



5:00 P.M.
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Swear in newly elected and appointed officials
4. Summary of purpose, procedures
and powers of the annual meeting
5. Approval of minutes of the April
15, 2014 Annual Meeting
6. Chairperson Mary Haley
a. Introduction of members of the
Plan Commission, Town Board, Town
employees, Building Inspector, Assessor
and Attorney present at this meeting.
b. Report on 2014 Operation
7. Presentation of the Annual Report
Clerk/Treasurer Cassandra Suettinger
8. Plan Commission Report
9. Pleasant Springs Sanitary District
#1 Report
10. Building Inspectors Report
11. Items from the people
12. Set the date of the next annual
meeting to be April 19, 2016. Should a
conflict arise, the meeting will be held
within 10 days of that date with proper
publication and posting.
13. Adjournment.
Published: April 14, 2016

AUGUST 9, 2016 AND

Election of Presidential Electors
election to be held in the several towns,
villages, wards, and election districts of
the State of Wisconsin, on November 8,
2016, ten electors for President and Vice
President of the United States, one for
each congressional district and two for
the state at-large, are to be elected. The
names of presidential electors do not appear on the ballot, but each vote cast for
a presidential candidate is a vote for the
electors of the candidate. Independent
candidates for President or Vice President may circulate nomination papers
beginning July 1, 2016, and must file
nomination papers with the Government
Accountability Board no later than 5:00
p.m. on August 2, 2016. The Government
Accountability Board is located at 212 E.
Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Madison,
Partisan Primary and General Election
the several towns, villages, wards, and
election districts of the State of Wisconsin, at a primary to be held on Tuesday,
August 9, 2016, and at an election to be
held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the
following officers are to be nominated
and elected:
Congressional Officers
the term of 6 years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose terms of office will expire on January 3, 2017:
Ron Johnson
ONE REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, for the term of 2 years, to succeed the present incumbents listed,
whose terms of office will expire on January 3, 2017:
2nd Congressional District Mark
Legislative and State Offices
even-numbered Senatorial Districts of
the State, each for the term of four years,
to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose terms of office will expire on
January 2, 2017:
District 14, Luther S. Olsen

District 16, Mark Miller

District 26, Fred A. Risser
THE ASSEMBLY, each for the term of two
years, to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose terms of office will
expire on January 2, 2017:
District 37, John Jagler
District 38, Joel Kleefisch
District 42, Keith Ripp
District 43, Andy Jorgensen
District 46, Gary Hebl
District 47, Robb Kahl
District 48, Melissa Agard Sargent
District 76, Chris Taylor
District 77, Terese Berceau
District 78, Lisa Subeck
District 79, Dianne Hesselbein
District 80, Sondy Pope
District 81, Dave Considine
Congressional and legislative district boundaries are described in Chapters 3 and 4 of the Wisconsin Statutes. A
copy of the boundary descriptions can be
obtained from the Government Accountability Board or the Legislative Reference
Bureau at 1 East Main Street, Suite 200,
Madison, Wisconsin.
term of four years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on January 2, 2017:
Dane County, Ismael Ozanne
County Officers
COUNTY OFFICERS, for each county of the State for the term of four years,
to succeed the present incumbent in the
office of County Clerk, Treasurer and
Register of Deeds whose terms of office
will expire on January 2, 2017:
Clerk, Scott McDonell
Treasurer, Adam Gallagher
Register of Deeds, Kristi Chlebowski
Circulation of Nomination Papers
the first day for circulating nomination papers is April 15, 2016, and the
deadline for filing nomination papers is
no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
June 1, 2016. All federal and state office
candidates, including district attorney
candidates, file with the Government Accountability Board. All county partisan
office candidates file with their respective county clerks.
DONE in the City of Madison, this
11th day of April, 2016.
Scott McDonell, Dane County Clerk
Published: April 14, 2016

Courier Hub
SHS grad awarded AWSC scholarship Kalagian nominated for United Way award
April 14, 2016

Stoughton High School

graduate Erica Keehn
received a
Scholarship from
the Association of
Snowmobile Erica Keehn
Clubs last
The $1,000 scholarship
aims to recognize those
dedicated young people who are meeting the
challenges of education
beyond high school while
remaining involved in
snowmobiling as well as
their community, according to a news release from

the organization.
Keehn, 20, the daughter
of Ted and Lisa Keehn of
Evansville, is a member
of the Sundowners Snowmobilers and is a sophomore at UW-Platteville,
where she studies agriculture business.
I am extremely honored to be awarded
this scholarship by the
AWSC, Keehn wrote
in an email to the Hub.
Im so thankful that the
AWSC gives opportunities for youth to be recognized for our passion for
Keehn has remained
active in the snowmobiling community, balancing her involvement with

other community service

commitments: she has
served as a youth adviser
for the AWSCs Kids
and Adults on Snowmobiles program, is a snowmobile safety instructor
and attended last years
International Snowmobile Congress in Niagara
Falls. She also volunteers
with the Salvation Army
and has contributed hours
of community service
towards her 4H Club and
events including Dairy
Breakfasts, Pork Fest, the
National Grilled Cheese
Competition and Ag. Day
on Campus.
For more information
on the AWSC, visit awsc.

342 Boats & Accessories

355 Recreational Vehicles

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

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

EXCLUSIVELY ROSES is seeking drivers for Mother'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.


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:

Experience the
ElderSpan Difference!



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WEDNESDAY May 11, 2016 9:00 A.M.


& Construction- Hay
Forge -Tillage
& Planting
& Construction
& Planting
Trailers- Skid
Loaders &&Attachments
& &Trailer
PLEASE CONTACT: DUANE DORNACKER: 608-586-4646 or 608-369-3256
WI 53952
OFFICE: 608-369-3256


Nature Center, in Stoughton, is hiring
camp counselors for summer. Full and
part time available. Email resume to fort.
HELP WANTED on Argyle area dairy
farm. Experience a plus. Full or Parttime. 608-558-1911
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

2445 E.
HWY 11,
WI 53587
OFFICE: (608)
(608) 439-5764



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
FULL-TIME HELPING hand/CNA Oregon Manor a 5 star facility is committed
to providing a work environment where
passionate people have the knowledge, tools, opportunity and freedom to
make the difference in the lives of our
residents. Duties include assisting with
feeding, passing/linens/water and making beds. We offer competive wages/
benefits. Come join cuir growing team of
professional caregivers. Apply on line at EOE

436 Office
Administration & Clerical

Char Kalagian from Stoughton has been

nominated for a 2016 United Way of Dane
County Community Volunteer Award for her
volunteer work at Dane County Humane Society.
Kalagian was recognized
for going beyond her work as
an adoption counselor to serve
the people and animals at the
According to a press release
from the United Way, the Kalagian
annual Community Volunteer
Awards is the largest volunteer recognition reception in Dane County,
honoring outstanding volunteers and groups
throughout Dane County and the impact they
make in their communities. The event will be
held over lunch at the Madison Concourse

What: United Way of Dane County

Community Volunteer Awards
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, April 20
Where: Madison Concourse Hotel and
Governors Club, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison
Info: 257-6000
Hotel and Governors Club from 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20.
Major awards include the Mike McKinney
Award, Community Volunteer Awards and
the Business Volunteer Network Award. The
winner of each will receive $1,000 to be given
to a qualifying nonprofit of their choice.
Tickets to the event are $12. To RSVP, visit or contact Jay
at 608-246-5497 or


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

452 General

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage


References available. Free Evaluations!
Call 608-719-2876

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

449 Driver, Shipping

& Warehousing
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


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

516 Cleaning Services

548 Home Improvement

Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
"Honey Do List"
No job too small


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

35 + Years Professional
Arthur Hallinan

THEY SAY people dont read those little

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

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for the Courier Hub unless changed
because of holiday work schedules.


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.

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)
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)




Weekends required for both positions.
Call chef at 608-291-0884 for interview

101 S. Main St., Oregon, Wisconsin


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
Residential & Commercial
Fully Insured.
608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025
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.
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


"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"
Customer Appreciation Week!
May 2-8. 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

604 Appliances
old. $650 total 262-960-4225

652 Garage Sales

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


RECOVER PAINTING Offers carpentry,

drywall, deck restoration and all forms of
painting 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.

602 Antiques & Collectibles

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

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For information call 835-6677.
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)
Regional Runs Available AUTO DETENTION PAY AFTER 1
mos. Exp Reqd EEOE/AAP 866-322-4039 www.drive4marten.
com (CNOW)
& REGIONAL RUNS! Dedicated Fleet, Top Pay, New Assigned
Equipment, Monthly Bonuses. WEEKLY HOMETIME! CDL-A,
APPLY TODAY! 866-370-4476 (CNOW)

If you go

434 Health Care, Human

Services & Child Care

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

night & weekend shift differentials, plus other benefits.

to request an


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


3-4 times per week, for sporting events.
CDL preferred, but will train. Excellent
pay. 608-669-2618

Were proud to employ top-notch staff at the senior living

buildings we manage. We have a campus administrator
position and a variety of resident assistant/CNA shifts
available at our Madison assisted living location.

to download an application:

Applications available at
Sugar & Spice Eatery.
317 Nora St. Stoughton.

Cited for volunteer work at

Humane Society


STOUGHTON- 310 E Washington St,

First Lutheran Church Annual Rummage
and Bake Sale Saturday, April 16, 8am12 noon, in Fellowship Hall. Please use
the carport entrance. Proceeds from the
sale go toward confirmation camp. Enjoy
free coffee and tasty treats for sale while
you shop. Thank you for supporting our
STOUGHTON- 462 Highland Drive
Friday 8-4, Saturday 8-11. Household
items, decorations, crafts, womens shoes
and clothes, boat sandbox, horse tack
and more.

696 Wanted To Buy

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

705 Rentals
514 S ACADEMY, Stoughton. Large
3-bedroom. Lower of 2-flat. Hardwoods,
large deck, washer/dryer in unit. AC.
Large backyard. Cats/dogs ok. $1230,
inc. heat and electric. Call Jim: 608444-6084.
THEY SAY people dont read those little
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dead end st. One upper, one lower. $750/
mo. lower, $795/mo. upper. 1 month
deposit. 561-310-5551

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

740 Houses For Rent

GLENCO SERIES 3 9-shank chisel

plow, excellent; 180hp unit; McFarlane
stack mover. 608-426-2211
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
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and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
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Bank of Deereld is seeking a highly movated individual

to join its team as a Loan Service Representave.

In this posion you will be responsible for assisng loan ocers in

performing loan preparaon, review and documentaon to ensure
compliance with company policies while providing excellent customer
service. This posion is full me Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
The right candidate should have a High School Diploma or GED
Cercate. Previous banking/loan experience preferred but not required.
Candidates should possess above average accuracy and aenon to
detail, excellent organizaonal skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Please send resume to: Bank of Deereld An: Brook Stenjem
15 South Main Street, P.O. Box 85, Deereld, WI 53531
Call or email Brook at 608-764-5411
Equal Opportunity Employer

BROOKLYN/EVANSVILLE - Two Bedroom, one bath, newer country home

on large acreage. One car garage, A/C,
all appliances, W/D hookup. $950 +utilities. Non-smokers Available May 1
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Located behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
Oak Opening Dr. behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Call: 608-509-8904

6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-520-0240
10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
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Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road


6515 Watts Road Suite 100, Madison | AA/EOE

Web Press Utility

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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.

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Are You Self-Motivated?
Do You Possess Computer Skills?

We are an employee-owned company offering a competitive benefits

package including 401K, ESOP, vacation, and more.
If this part-time position interests you and you have the equivalent of a
high school diploma and at least two years of office/computer experience,
apply on-line today at
Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub,
Verona Press, The Great Dane Shopping News
Unified Newspaper Group is a part of Woodward Community Media,
a division of Woodward Communications, Inc.
and an Equal Opportunity Employer.


801 Office Space For Rent



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

Direct Support Providers

Needed in Madison!
FT & PT available
Multiple Positions Open!

970 Horses
4 MINIATURE mares. Great for 4H project. 608-358-9768
horse or small draft; 2-wheel showcart,
never used, w/cover, class B mini or
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Starting Wage


16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI
The Courier Hub Classifieds. Call 8736671 or 835-6677.

Office ReceptiOnist
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
experience preferred. The position is located in the Stoughton office.



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

Help Individuals in Your Community Live Their Best Lives!

Community Living Connections is a local Non-Profit organization that provides residential

and community-based support to adults with developmental disabilities. We believe that
every individual can make a unique contribution to our society and will promote the active
community partnership between the agency, the employees, and the individuals supported.
CLC is currently hiring for Part-time and Full-time positions in
the Stoughton area, including daytime, evening and weekend hours.
The ideal candidate should have an upbeat personality, motivation for
community involvement, a willingness to learn.

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

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Variety of sizes available now.
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Progressive Organization - Casual Work Environment - Mileage Reimbursement

Paid Training with Competitive Wages - Excellent Full-Time Benefits

750 Storage Spaces For Rent


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


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


980 Machinery & Tools

990 Farm: Service

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STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.

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

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RANCH STYLE Duplex, Oregon 1040

sq ft., 3 bedrooms, bath, kitchen and
living room. 1 car attached garage, full
basement. Good location, close to school
and park. No pets./no smoking 608575-5000

LAMBS- STARTED white, black, black

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OREGON 3-BEDROOM duplex, 3

baths, 2.5 car garage. Over
1,700 sq. ft. Quiet area. Smoke-free.
Small pet. $1,595+. 6/1. 216 Thomson
Lane. 608-835-9269.

975 Livestock


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

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April 14, 2016

Courier Hub

Humor: UMC Pastor Dawn Jeffers Ramstad has brought a new tradition to Stoughton
Continued from page 1
a passage about Jesus
instructing Peter while he
Most of the 50 or so congregation members joined
in the spirited service. Liturgist Cindi Ritter asked
the choir, Whats the most
musical part of a fish? The
choir members responded
in unison: The scales.
During parts of the service, congregation members either told jokes at
the altar or from the pews.
Peggy Sharpe of Stoughton
delivered two one-liners,
including this one: The
disciples asked Jesus, How
do you communicate with
fish? Jesus replied, Drop
them a line.
Even the services bulletin was filled with grininducing jokes.

And Ramstad joked about

typically mild-mannered
How can you tell a United Methodist? Ramstad
asked. They sit while singing Stand Up, Stand Up for
Sharpe enjoyed the service. It was a great way to
celebrate, she said, and
honor the joy of the Holy
Spirit at Easter.
As liturgist, Ritter read
several jokes.
Knock, knock, she
Whos there?
Fish, Ritter said.
Fish who? the congregation said quickly.
Bless you.
There were groans and a
few snickers at the corny
sneeze joke.
Ritter smiled. It took me
awhile to get it, too.

takes her
turn at
jokes during Holy
on Sunday
Photo by
Tom Alesia

recognized in
state authors


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Stoughton resident and

author Lynne Diebel was
recognized in the 2015
Wisconsin Writers Awards
for her book Crossing the
Driftless: A Canoe Trip
Through a Midwestern
The Council for Wisconsin Writers awarded Diebel
an honorable mention in
the Norbert Blei/August
Derleth Nonfiction Book
Milwaukee historian
John Gurda took home top
honors in the category for
his book
Milwaukee, City of
is a retired
Stought o n H i g h Diebel
School English teacher,
the mother of four adult
children and a Stoughton
resident since 1974. She
has written and published
five books since retiring in
Crossing the Driftless
was published in March
2015 by University of Wisconsin Press. It recounts
the adventures that Diebel
and her husband, Bob,
experienced during a 359
river-mile paddling journey from Faribault, Minnesota, to their home in
Stoughton in the summer
of 2009. The couple spent
12 days making the trip.
Diebel will receive
$50 in prize money at the
CWWs Awards Banquet
on Saturday, May 14 at the
Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Banquet tickets
must be reserved by Tuesday, May 10, and the public is welcome to attend.
Earlier this year, the
Courier Hub named her its
2015 Citizen of the Year,
given out annually based
on community nominations.
Bill Livick