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Thursday, May 5, 2016 • Vol. 51, No. 50 • Verona, WI • Hometown USA • • $1

THURSDAY, MAY 5th • 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.



Verona Area School District

Board appoints
two members
One is a non-profit
CEO, other is former
VASD special ed

has one student in the
Verona Area
School District, is a
former special education teacher
i n VA S D
with a Master of Arts
in teaching.
She also
acquired her
law degree,
which she
said at the
April 18
helped her
make a difference beyond
a classroom’s walls.
“I’d like to have some
impact as well not just (in
a classroom) but in the

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The Verona Public Library has been admired for its exterior look as well as its interior since it opened its new building in 2006.

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Chapter 10

Library building celebrates decade at community’s core
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something that touches their imagination, and I tell you that every child
who grew up with that Verona library
will forever remember going there in
a positive light.”
The community has something to
show for all those lives touched, with
the number of checkouts and library
cardholders doubling over the past
decade and programming nearly tripling. All of that combined to help
Verona earn Wisconsin Library of the
Year honors in 2013.



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Most of that growth came under the
watch of Brian Simons, library director from fall 2007 to February 2015.
He said that extensive programming
enhances the facility.
“That’s what keeps bringing people
in,” said Simons, now the executive
director of the Brown County Library
system. “You can’t do some of the
programming Verona does without the
facility. The service keeps bringing

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Crowning a friend
Adaptive PE
students create
special prom

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The VAHS senior, along
with four other “mentors”
in the adaptive PE class,
asked five of the “mentees,” who are students
with special needs, to be
their dates to prom.
What Sarbacker could

Molly Sarbacker joined
the adaptive physical education class at Verona Area
High School her sophomore year to help her classmates with special needs.
Three years later, she
helped give them an experience that defines high
school for many: prom.

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Nearly 10 years after Verona built
its iconic public library – one that
opens eyes as much as minds – Susan
Hedrick returned to the building last
month and brought an architect with
Hedrick had served as the library’s
director from 2004 to 2007, when the
library shifted from an undersized,
cramped facility off North Main
Street to a soaring jewel on the edge
of Badger Prairie County Park, combining community pride and popularity.
As the library approaches Saturday’s 10th anniversary building celebration, which features musical
and magical performances, Hedrick
returned for practical reasons. Now
Waunakee Public Library’s director
and preparing to lead construction of
a new facility there, she pointed to her
favorite areas of the building as that
village begins to form a new library.
Yes, Hedrick touted the Verona
Library’s towering window-filled
view, a joyous welcome to any visitor and the element that maintains its
wow factor a decade later.
But she also showcased another area: the delightful castle that sits
prominently in the children’s section.
“I still love the reading castle,”
Hedrick said. “Kids need to have

It did not take the Verona Area School Board long
May 5 to pick two appointees from among the 10
remaining candidates.
Board members voted
to appoint Meredith Stier
Christensen for the area
outside the cities of Verona
and Fitchburg and Russell
King for the at-large seat.
They did not discuss either
candidate before the votes,
but the first person nominated, Lynn Vilker, did not
earn enough votes.
Stier Christensen, who Turn to Appointees/Page 10


May 5, 2016

The Verona Press
(Lydia Benz)
sings “If I
Only Had a

Photos by Scott Girard

Off to see the Wizard
Savanna Oaks and Badger Ridge middle school students came
together to perform “The Wizard of Oz” April 26, 27, 28 and 29.
Students performed four times for their classmates at BRMS, and
also held two evening performances for parents and the community to attend. Above, Dorothy (Daphne Buan), left, talks with Aunt
Em (Hannah Vandervest), center, and Toto (Ellie Gerndt) about her

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The Tin Man (Erin Long) sings “If I Only Had a Heart” after meeting Dorothy (Daphne Buan) and the
Scarecrow (Lydia Benz).


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City of Verona

Arby’s, day care, storage advance through commission
Council set to
consider permits
next week
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East Verona
T h e p l a n n e d A r b y ’s ,
which faces Dairy Queen,
would share a 7,000-squarefoot strip mall east of a
similarly sized small strip
mall. Its drive-thru window
is similar, as well, with the
current building featuring a
Little Caesar’s Pizza pickup window.
Planning director Adam

Rendering courtesy Dimension IV Architects

Kind and Joyful Daycare is planned for the lot next to the new Pizza Ranch off East Verona Avenue.

A view of the proposed Arby’s restaurant from East Verona Avenue.

Sayre noted that other
planned tenants include a
Jimmy John’s sandwich
shop and an AT&T cell
phone store. Slight facade
changes are being made
to conform with the space
required in each lease.
Commissioners had only
two questions – the potential of additional monument signs (only if it were
to return for a separate
approval) and about why
handicapped parking stalls
were bunched up on one
side (to save space).
They were overtly complimentary of the day care,
which upped its design
considerably since coming for an initial review a
month earlier. Commissioner Scott Manley “was really
pleased” that his complaints

about its look had been
addressed, and planning
director Adam Sayre said
the building “has come a
long way.”
Sayre noted a question
about its pitched roof,
which matches the somewhat hidden Badger Prairie
Health Care Center to the
northeast but not much else
in that commercialized corridor. He pointed out that
day cares tend to want their
buildings to resemble large
homes for subconscious
C l o s e r t o d ow n t ow n ,
commissioners agreed that
a proposed Sherwin-Williams paint store next to
Culver’s looks correct as
oriented in the plan. Buildings in the downtown core
are oriented east-west,
while the current house and

Rendering courtesy Shulfer Architects

most buildings further east
are instead parallel with
the street. The only notable exception would be the
Verona Ice Arena, which
is oriented with cardinal
directions but also significantly offset from the road
and not angled the same as
its parking lot.

Other discussions
• The commission was
predictably cautious about
the large personal storage
facility despite being far
closer to industrial development than residential.
It discussed crime concerns (Sayre said it didn’t
come up in a discussion
with the police chief, and
the owner claimed there will
be 12-15 security cameras),
as well as owner’s policies
about vehicles sitting on the

Map courtesy 1848 Construction

The new storage facility is planned for the spot on Solar Court,
south of County Hwy. M where Krantz Electric has already built a
foundation for the expansion it has decided not to make.

site (only temporary parking is allowed). There were
no issues with the look or
the site plan, which has it
tucked away from the road
behind two taller buildings.
• The 864-square-foot
Sugar River Pizza canopy skipped through initial
review after some clarifications about its usage and
purpose. It will cover half
the outdoor patio.
Sayre said the only reason he even brought it to
the commission is that it’s
significantly different from
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naked patio. It is contingent
on not being enclosed (as if
it were a four-season extension of the building).
• The commission had a
few questions about traffic
around the 7,000-squarefoot retail-commercial
building in Liberty Business
Park, which matches buildings in the development
closer to County Hwy. M
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Plans for two new businesses along the burgeoning
East Verona Avenue corridor sailed through the Plan
Commission with only light
discussion Monday night,
opening the door for an
Arby’s drive-thru and a new
day care.
The businesses still
require conditional use
permits, but the commission quickly and unanimously recommended the
Common Council approve
both. Commissioners did
the same with a personal
storage facility that will go
where Krantz Electric once
planned to expand, on Solar
The commission also
approved a fast-tracked
expansion of the Sugar River Pizza outdoor canopy,
briefly reviewed new buildings in Liberty Business
Park and next to Culver’s
on East Verona Avenue and
held a fairly long but somewhat aimless round-table
discussion about an upcoming housing shortage in the


May 5, 2016

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Letters to the editor

Exploration Academy well-represented
I t h o u g h t Ke l s e y P a c e t ti’s piece in the April 21 issue
about Verona’s Exploration
Academy was absolutely lovely. She described the program
very clearly, and she managed
to capture her enthusiasm for
the academy quite beautifully. Plus, she’s a skilled writer,
which speaks both to her own

hard work and to the excellent
instruction she’s received in the
program. I’d predict that, whatever direction her career path
ultimately takes, she’ll find
well-deserved success.
Denise Beckfield,
City of Verona

Verona ‘lucky’ to have Chief Coughlin
I called Chief Coughlin to
discuss a business question this
morning. Once I was informed,
we ended up talking at length
about my family’s well-being
after the passing of my husband
16 months ago (Editor’s note:
Clark’s husband was an officer
in the Oregon Police Department before his death in 2015).
All I can say is, Verona is lucky
to have such a solid and caring
leader at the helm of its PD.
When it comes to compassion,

he puts people business before
police business - something not
to be taken for granted, as we
know firsthand. It was refreshing, reassuring and completely
healing for me to gain his perspective and support, especially
for our children. Thanks, Chief.
Megan Clark,
City of Verona

Consider adding more bike lanes
I am writing to ask local and such a safe mode of transportacounty officials to include bike tion for youth and commuting
lanes or sidewalks connecting employees of Epic.
the new neighborhoods in Verona. I am 12 years old and a freSean E. Beyer,
quent bike rider myself. It would
City of Verona
be of great service to the residents of our community to have

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Finding adventure
on the scenic route


swung myself up over the side
of the narrow 10-passenger
boat that would take me into the
unknown – or at least to “the lesser
known.” It wobbled unevenly as
I made my way to my seat, and I
immediately noted the absence of
life jackets and paddles, as well as
the beer in the hand of our “captain” as he fired
up the engine.
It was 9 a.m.,
and this was
already shaping up to be a
“Captain Ron”
experience. He
had all his eyes
but fewer teeth
than Grampa
In all my time
in Costa Rica, I have stuck to visiting places that can be reached by
car and maintain some resemblance
of civilization, but I wanted a little
more adventure this time.
I had always heard about Tortuguero, a small community on the
northern Caribbean coast. It was
in the middle of nowhere or as the
locals say, “the anus of the world.”
Therein lies Tortuguero’s appeal:
its proximity to the ocean and the
surrounding rainforest, and the fact
that it is only accessible by plane
or boat.
I would soon realize that just the
journey to Tortuguero alone would
highlight the trip.
The journey to get to the boat
had started in the capital city of
San Jose on paved roads and then
continued through a side-winding,
hair-raising mountain pass. The
route forms a part of a majestic
national park, but the scenery is
difficult to enjoy when you have to
be prepared for landslides, rain, fog
or a broken-down vehicle at every
After a couple near-misses, we
came down the mountain pass and

hit the hot and sticky Caribbean
lowlands. From there, the towns
became fewer and fewer and the
paved road eventually dissipated
into gravel, then dirt. Finally, we
were at a small boat landing in the
middle of a banana plantation.
We pushed off from the boat
dock and made our way down a
narrow waterway with the rainforest teeming on all sides, muddy
waters, and crocodiles sunning
themselves on the shore. The
waterway was littered with rocks,
trunks and submerged tree branches. Some of the trunks that had
been brought to shore had tribal
faces carved into them, almost as
if to warn the boaters of their trespassing.
From the incessant cicada bugs
to parakeet canopy chatter, the
sounds were amazing… The only
thing not Jurassic about this experience was the missing dinosaurs.
Everything was going well
until we had to make a tight pass
between two tree trunks. Our boat
was about halfway through when
there was a big clunk and the motor
An eerie, dead silence shuddered through the boat. The casual
chatter came to an abrupt halt. We
were stopped dead in our tracks,
no paddles/lifejackets and muddy
waters with who knows how many
I was recalling the tribal carvings and wondering if this was a
trap when I heard a splash. Our
“captain” had just abandoned ship.
Maybe he knew something we
Instinctively, I was waiting for an
ensuing crocodile attack when the
captain emerged, standing in water
that was barely knee-deep. He
walked up along side the boat and
began washing the place where the
clunk had happened.
“I don’t like it when they critique
me,” he chuckled, as he passed by

on his way to the front and calmly
pulled us through the rest of the
After a while, with the engine
back on, it turned into a guessing
game as to how he would navigate
the hazards. I began to notice how
he instinctively stayed away from
the sandy side of the canal and kept
us close to the rocky edge. You
could tell he had some experience,
or at least instincts when it came to
this waterway.
I’d find out later that the water
level was at a record low, and that
only suffering one engine-stopping
clunk was actually impressive.
Shortly after that, we exited the
narrow waterway and entered a
more traditional river. We began
to notice scant signs of civilization
along the banks – mostly boat landings surrounded by a few homes
on stilts.
We pulled into one of the landings to drop off some passengers,
and the silence was deafening.
There were no noisy motorcycles
or loud buses, as I had grown
accustomed to in my town. There
was peace and quiet.
This continued all the way to
Tortuguero; with the exception of a
few single-engine fishing boats, we
were the only ones making a wake.
The fishermen all used canoes, and
the most sophisticated ones had
small electric motors to drift in and
out of the river inlets and marsh
When the captain docked us in
Tortuguero, we all let out a sigh of
relief, as this officially concluded
our adventure for the day. I cherished that sigh, as I knew it would
only last a few days until we got
back on the boat to journey out of
Tortuguero and back to the paved
Dustin Dresser is a 2004 Verona
Area High School graduate living
in Costa Rica.

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The Town of Verona is
almost ready to begin building a new Town Hall.
With a written agreement
from Epic ready to buy its
excess land at a massive profit
and an OK from both electors
at the annual meeting and the
Town Board, all that’s left is
signing contracts and a few
The Town Board voted
Tuesday, April 26, to give
Town Chair Mark Geller the
authority to sign a contract
with JP Cullen for the more
than $3 million construction
project that will include a
new Town Hall, maintenance
building and salt shed. Cullen
is one of Epic’s primary contractors, and Epic provided its
architect, Cuningham Associates, for the design work.
The buildings will take up
six acres of the 43 the town
purchased in December 2014
for $700,000 from a bank that
had foreclosed on a home
there. Geller confirmed to
the Press that Epic would be
purchasing the excess land for
$2.4 million.

A week before the Town
Board’s vote, town residents
voted at the annual meeting to
allow the board to move forward with construction. Many
residents had expressed some
hesitation about the timeline, wanting more assurance
that the land sale would go
through at the expected price.
Geller said he did not have
a “formal, written offer” in
hand that night, but he called
Epic the next day to get assurances the deal they had previously discussed could move
forward. The company then
sent over a letter saying it was
willing to pay $65,000 per
acre, which would total $2.4
million, Geller said.
“For me, I’m confident that
the deal is pretty much done,
but I’ve also heard the message that everybody would
just feel better if you went
ahead and closed the deal,” he
explained of his call to Epic
the morning after the annual
The deal with Epic can be
finalized after the town completes survey work, approves
a new certified survey map
and gets the City of Verona’s approval for the building plans over the next few
months, Geller said.
To w n a d m i n i s t r a t o r

December 2014: Town
purchases 43 acres for
February 2015: Town
unveils original plans for
public input
April 2015: Survey of
Town residents on desired
July 2015: Reduced plans
for Town Hall shown to
Town Board
2015-16: Closed sessions
on selling excess land
March 2016: Town receives construction bids
April 19, 2016: Town residents approve construction of Town Hall
April 26, 2016: Board
gives go-ahead to Town
Chair to sign contract

Amanda Arnold said construction on the Town Hall
would begin “hopefully very
soon” but there was not a
timeline yet. The building
inspector will review construction plans when they are
finalized, Arnold said.

Corrigan re-elected as board chair
Three newcomers
to 37-member Dane
County Board

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of Supervisors
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District 26 Supervisor
Sharon Corrigan was elected
to a second term as chair of
the Dane County Board of
Supervisors at the board’s
biennial organizational
meeting April 19.
Corrigan, who represents
Middleton, said in a county press release last week
that she was proud to serve
with her fellow Dane County Board members, despite
their differing opinions.
“Decisions we make really have impact on the lives
of people in the county,” she

Verona area
supervisor —
District 32

Mike Willett
said. “We have a hallmark
of what we do, doing things
innovatively and achieving good government. We

don’t always agree. We
don’t all vote the same way.
But we’ve each felt that we
were working toward the
common good and trying to
improve the quality of life
for people in Dane County.”
Judge Juan Colas administered the oath of office to
all supervisors, including
newcomers Haley Young,
representing the UW campus area; Richard Kilmer,
representing Madison’s
near west and near south
sides and Danielle Williams, representing the
Cottage Grove area.
District 17 Supervisor
Jeff Pertl, who represents
part of Madison, was elected First Vice Chair. District 23 Supervisor Sheila
Stubbs, who represents
part of Madison, was elected Second Vice Chair.

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The Verona Area Education Foundation wants
parents and students to
let their favorite teachers know how much they
appreciate their work.
The non-profit, which
is not directly affiliated with the Verona Area
School District, offers
annual grants to classrooms and supports the
ropes courses at Savanna
Oaks and Badger Ridge
middle schools.
For May 2-6, which
is designated as Teacher
Appreciation Week, families can donate to VAEF
and have a card sent
to the teachers of their
choice recognizing their
To donate, visit, find the
“Honor Your Favorite
Teacher During Teacher
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under “What’s Happening in the District?” and
follow the instructions.
VAEF will continue to
accept donations through
the end of the year.


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VASD art show
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For information, visit
The City of Verona Recreation Depart- gently-used garden supplies and tools.
ment is currently hiring creative and Each plant has a photo attached and the Dying scarves
energetic camp counselors for their Play- expert gardeners will be on hand to proLearn how to dye your own scarf at 2
ground Program this summer.
vide information and planting tips.
p.m. Monday, May 9 at the senior center.
The Playground Program is a day
The sale serves as a fundraising event
Alasa Wiest, the center’s program
camp for children ages 5-12 at local for the club’s scholarship fund for stu- manager, will lead the workshop; there
parks in Verona.
dents interested in the agricultural indus- will be a few colors to choose from, and
For information or to apply, contact try.
the cost is $7 per scarf. RSVP for this
Ali at 497-2070 or ali.tackett@ci.verona.
For information, contact Lucy Gam- activity by Wednesday, May 4.
meter at 692-5031.
For information, 845-7471.

All Saints Lutheran Church
2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
Pastor Rich Johnson
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.

Free compost

VAHS plant sale

Dane County will be giving away free
compost from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,
May 5 through Saturday, May 7 at a site
adjacent to the east side of the old county
landfill, which shares an entrance with
the Badger Prairie Health Care Center,
1100 E Verona Ave.
The county will offer one load of free
compost for residential use per person,

Garage sale

Verona Area High School, 300 Richard St., will hold its annual plant sale
from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7.
Teacher and FFA advisor Angie
Midthun Hensen will work with students to sell an array of year-round
“classwork,” including annual flowers,
vegetables, hanging baskets, planters
and perennials. Proceeds will benefit the

The Mt. Vernon Zwingli UCC, 1693
Washington St., will hold an all-church
garage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday,
May 13 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14.
There will be many items available for
men, women and kids. Coffee and treats
will also be available.
For information, call 832-6677.

Community calendar

‌Friday, May 6‌

• 9 a.m., Chat and Chew: Medicare, senior center, 845-7471‌
• 9:15-9:45 a.m., Sensory Friendly
Story Time (ages 3-5), library, 8457180‌
• 10:30-11 a.m., Baby Story Time
(ages 0-18 months), library, 8457180‌
• 1 p.m., Movie Matinee: “Brooklyn,” senior center, 845-7471‌
• 7 p.m., Songwriter Showcase
and Open Mic ($5), Tuvalu‌

Library, 845-7180‌
• Prairie Kitchen free community
meal cancelled, BPNN,‌
• 2-3:15 p.m., VAHS Jazz One
ensemble and Jazz Orchestra performance, library, 845-4400‌
• 6:30 p.m., The McDougals, Tuvalu‌

‌Monday, May 9‌

• 2 p.m., Dying Silk Scarves class
(registration required), senior center, 845-7471‌
• 3:30 p.m., Senior nature hike,
meet at senior center, 845-7471‌
• 4-8 p.m., Maker Monday (ages
11-18), library, 845-7180‌

• 4:30 p.m., Tech Time with Tim
(30-minute appointments; reservations required), senior center,
• 6:30-8:30 p.m., Computer Class:
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
(registration required), library, 8457180‌

‌Thursday, May 12‌

• 10:30-11 a.m., Child Development Story Time, library, 845-7180‌
• 11 a.m., Healthy Lifestyles discussion, senior center, 845-7471‌
• 4-5:30 p.m., Anime Club (grades
6-12), library, 845-7180‌

‌Friday, May 13‌

• Library closed‌
‌Wednesday, May 11‌
‌Saturday, May 7‌
• 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., All-church

• 8 a.m. to noon, Sugar River Gardeners 11th annual Perennial Plant Book Club: “The Elegant Gathering garage sale, Mt. Vernon Zwingli
UCC, 1693 Washington St., 832Sale, St. Andrew Catholic Church, of White Snow” by Kris Radish,
senior center, 845-7471‌
301 N. Main St., 692-5031‌
• 1 p.m., Movie Matinee: “An Unfin• 8 a.m. to noon, Annual plant sale, • 12:30-1:30 p.m., Musical performance with Greg Anderson, senior ished Life,” senior center, 845-7471‌
Verona Area High School, 300
center, 845-7471‌
• 7 p.m., Kurt Klinger and David
Richard St., 845-4400‌
Haugh, Tuvalu
• 4-5:30 p.m., Minecraft Club
• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 10th anniver(grades 1-3), library, 845-7810‌
sary celebration, Verona Public

What’s on VHAT-98
Thursday, May 5
7 a.m. – 1988 Verona Basketball
8 a.m. – Zumba Gold
9 a.m. – ­Daily Exercise
10 a.m. – ­Bonnie and Bill
Stevens at Senior Center
2 p.m. – ­Zumba Gold
3 p.m. – ­Daily Exercise
4 p.m. – John Duggleby at
Senior Center
5 p.m. – Crossing Cultures at
Senior Center
6 p.m. – ­Salem Church Service
7 p.m. – ­Rhapsody Arts at
Senior Center
8 p.m. – ­Daily Exercise
9 p.m. – Arbor Day at Senior
10 p.m. – Burial Mounds at
Historical Society
Friday, May 6
7 a.m. – John Duggleby at
Senior Center
1 p.m. – ­Arbor Day at Senior
3 p.m. – Self Defense at
Senior Center
4 p.m. – Crossing Cultures at
Senior Center
5 p.m. – ­2014 Wildcats
8:30 p.m. – ­Arbor Day at
Senior Center
10 p.m. – ­1988 Basketball
11 p.m. – Bonnie and Bill
Stevens at Senior Center
Saturday, May 7
8 a.m. – ­Plan Commission
from May 2

11 a.m. – ­Self Defense at
Senior Center
1 p.m. – ­2014 Wildcats
4:30 p.m. – Burial Mounds at
Historical Society
6 p.m. – Plan Commission
from May 2
9 p.m. – ­Self Defense at
Senior Center
10 p.m. – ­Burial Mounds at
Historical Society
11 p.m. – ­Bonnie and Bill
Stevens at Senior Center
Sunday, May 8
7 a.m. – ­Hindu Cultural Hour
9 a.m. – Resurrection Church
10 a.m. – ­Salem Church
Noon ­Plan Commission
from May 2
3 p.m. – ­Self Defense at
Senior Center
4:30 p.m. – ­Burial Mounds
at Historical Society
6 p.m. – Plan Commission
from 05­02­16
9 p.m. – ­Self Defense
10 p.m. – Burial Mounds at
Historical Society
11 p.m. – ­Bonnie and Bill
Stevens at Senior Center
Monday, May 9
7 a.m. – John Duggleby at
Senior Center
1 p.m. – ­Arbor Day at Senior
3 p.m. – ­Self Defense at
Senior Center
4 p.m. – Crossing Cultures at
Senior Center

5 p.m. – ­2014 Wildcats
7 p.m. – ­Common Council
9 p.m. – ­Hindu Cultural
10 p.m. – 1988 Basketball
11 p.m. – Bonnie and Bill
Stevens at Senior Center
Tuesday, May 10
7 a.m. – 1988 Basketball
10 a.m. – Zumba Gold
9 a.m. – ­Daily Exercise
10 a.m. – ­Bonnie and Bill
Stevens at Senior Center
2 p.m. – Zumba Gold
3 p.m. – ­Daily Exercise
4 p.m. – John Duggleby at
Senior Center
5 p.m. – Crossing Cultures at
Senior Center
6 p.m. – ­Resurrection
8 p.m. – ­Rhapsody Arts at
Senior Center
9 p.m. – ­Arbor Day at Senior
10 p.m. – ­Burial Mounds at
Historical Society
Wednesday, May11
7 a.m. – John Duggleby at
Senior Center
1 p.m. – ­Arbor Day at Senior
3 p.m. – Self Defense at
Senior Center
5 p.m. – Common Council
from May 9
7 p.m. – ­Capital City Band
8 p.m. – Self Defense
10 p.m. – ­1988 Basketball

11 p.m. – Bonnie and Bill
Stevens at Senior Center
Thursday, May 12
7 a.m. – 1988 Verona Basketball
8 a.m. – Zumba Gold
9 a.m. – ­Daily Exercise
10 a.m. – Bonnie and Bill
Stevens at Senior Center
3 p.m. – ­Daily Exercise
4 p.m. – John Duggleby at
Senior Center
5 p.m. – Crossing Cultures at
Senior Center
6 p.m. – ­Salem Church Service
7 p.m. – ­Rhapsody Arts at
Senior Center
8 p.m. – ­Daily Exercise
9 p.m. – Arbor Day at Senior
10 p.m. – Burial Mounds at
Historical Society

The Church in Fitchburg
2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 271-2811
Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m.

St. James Evangelical Lutheran
427 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-6922
Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8 a.m.noon Wednesday
Saturday Worship: 5 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.

The Church in Verona
Verona Business Center
535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona
(608) 271-2811
Sunday: 9 a.m.
Fitchburg Memorial UCC
5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
Pastor Phil Haslanger
Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 10:15 a.m.
Good Shephard Lutheran Church
(608) 271-6633
Central: Raymond Road & Whitney
Way, Madison
Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m.
West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine
Mound Road, Verona
Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Damascus Road Church – West
The Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St., Verona
(608) 819-6451,
Pastor Justin Burge
Sunday: 10 a.m.
Memorial Baptist Church
201 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-7125
Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Redeemer Bible Fellowship
130 N. Franklin St., Verona
(608) 848-1836
Pastor Dwight R. Wise
Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship

Salem United Church of Christ
502 Mark Dr., Verona
(608) 845-7315
Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry
Sunday School: 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m., staffed
nursery available
Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.
Springdale Lutheran Church
2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
Mount Horeb
(608) 437-3493
Pastor Jeff Jacobs
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion
Sugar River United Methodist
415 W. Verona Ave., Verona
(608) 845-5855,
Pastor Gary Holmes
9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary
Sunday School available during worship. Refreshments and fellowship are
between services.
West Madison Bible Church
2920 Hwy. M, Verona
Sunday Praise and Worship: 9:15 a.m.
Nursery provided in morning.
Sunday school (all ages): 10:45 a.m.
Small group Bible study: 6 p.m.

Resurrection Lutheran Church
6705 Wesner Rd., Verona
(608) 848-4965
Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant
Pastor Eric Melso
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.

Zwingli United Church of Christ
Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
(608) 832-6677
Pastor Brad Brookins
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.

St. Christopher Catholic Parish
St. Andrew Church
301 N. Main St., Verona
St. William Church

Zwingli United Church of Christ
Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
(608) 845-5641
Rev. Sara Thiessen
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship

Delighting in the Misfortunes of Others
It is surprising that we don’t have an English word for taking pleasure in the failures or misfortunes of others, given
how common the experience is. The Germans have a word
for this, Schadenfreude, which literally means “harm joy,”
and this experience can range from enjoying the spectacle
of seeing someone being punished who really deserves
it, to getting pleasure from seeing your least favorite team
lose, to the less respectable exper ence of laughing when
we see someone slip and fall. This is not one of humanity’s
greatest attributes, but its universality suggests there might
be some function that it serves. Perhaps it’s just a way to
make us feel better, to feel that in comparison to those who
we work and go to school with, we really are superior. After
all, when I get an A and the guy behind me gets an F, this
just reflects my superior intelligence and better efforts at
studying. And if the guy behind me didn’t study, didn’t he
deserve to get an F? Perhaps the deeper meaning of this
experience is that it points to our innate sense of justice.
We want to see criminals punished and lazy st dents fail
their exams. However,we shouldn’t take too much pleasure
in the misfortunes of others, and should remember that
compassion is the glue which holds society together.When
people get their just desserts, it’s okay to smile a bit, on the
inside of course, and not too enthusiastically.
– Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble,
do not let your heart rejoice.” —Proverbs 24:17 NIV

Support groups
• AA Meeting, senior center, Thursdays at 1 p.m.
• Caregivers Support
Group, senior center, first
and third Tuesday, 10:30
• Healthy Lifestyles
Group meeting, senior
center, second Thursday
from 10:30 a.m.
• Parkinson’s Group,
senior center, third
Friday at 10 a.m.


‌Thursday, May 5‌

• 4-5:30 p.m., Anime Club (grades
6-12), library, 845-7180‌

1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli
(608) 845-6613
Fr. William Vernon, pastor
Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew, Verona
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli
Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,
Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
a.m., St. Andrew, Verona

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Appointees: Board reorganization meeting, committee appointments will be later in May
Continued from page 1

group really brought home
to me there’s a gap between
the community and the
school,” King said.
King told board members
two weeks ago he strongly
supports the move toward
personalized learning, but
he did not cite any specific
goals over the next year.
“I bring general abilities
to the board, rather than a
laundry list of things I want
to attack,” he said.
The 10 candidates interviewed individually for
a total of two hours last
month. But the most recently elected member of the
board, Noah Roberts, was
u n h a p py t h e r e wa s n o

discussion before the votes.
‘I just think we
The seats came open
owe it to all of
when both Joanne Gauthier and Derrell Connor
the candidates
resigned from office toward
point out our
the end of March. Gauthier
cited the “overwhelming”
reasons why
time commitment, and Conbefore making a
nor had moved out of the
district boundaries in Janudecision.’
The board will hold its
Noah Roberts, Verona
annual reorganization meetArea School Board
ing, where members elect
a president, vice president,
clerk and treasurer and get
committee assignments lat- seat on the board April 25
after winning an election
er this month.
earlier in the month, had
made a motion to appoint
Vilker voted down
Vilker and explained his
Roberts, who took his reasons why, but that was
voted down 3-2, with board
member Tom
Duerst joining Roberts
in voting for
“As a former teacher,
she brings
that is really needed on
this board,”
he said of Vilker. “She’s
also someone who’s willing
to take a different stance
than everyone else on the
board and …the best ideas
come from constructive
debate and discussion.”
Soon after, King was
appointed with no discussion and a 4-1 vote.
After the oaths of officer
were administered, Roberts
questioned the lack of discussion.
“I just think we owe it
to all of the candidates to
point out our reasons why
before making a decision,”
the 2015 Verona Area High
School graduate said.
Before the voting began,
board member Tom Duerst
asked about the process
for discussion and voting,
and board president Dennis Beres said the April
18 candidate interviews

• Janet Lalor
• Kevin Wunder
• Meredith Stier

• Lynn Vilker
• Kristina NavaroHaffner
• Janet Lalor
• Sarah Gaskell
• Mylinda Heil
• Matt Kleber
• Russell King
and intervening weeks had
served as enough time for
board members to make
their decisions on whom to
At the end of the meeting,
Roberts again brought up
his disappointment in the
“As the meeting went on
I just became reaffirmed in
my disappointment of how
the process happened,” he
said, reiterating his position.
Beres sharply responded,
“You made your comment.
Procedure is done. What’s
done is done.”
“There’s no way to vet
out all the candidates any
more than we did,” he added. “Everybody had an
equal chance to state their
case. The board has made
a decision and it’s time to
move on.”
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greater community,” Stier Christensen said in the
She also stressed the
importance of communicating the district’s successes and long-term goals,
especially on personalized
learning and growth, and
said sitting on the Savanna
Oaks Middle School site
council has given her a new
perspective of the importance of those bodies as
the district moves toward
increased centralization.
“It’s nice that we’re not
cookie-cutter, but we all are
cooking from the same bakery,” she said.

King has two children in
the district and three others
who have graduated. He is
the president and CEO of
Family Service Madison, a
nonprofit that offers mental
health services and education that aims to “build
strong families,” according
to its website.
He sits on the district’s
Key Communicators group,
which includes business,
nonprofit and community leaders from around the
district who can help share
the district’s message. The
group was formed ahead of
the 2015 land purchase referendums.
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Verona Area
High School
students had
a “fairy tale”
evening April
30 at the
school’s prom.
The annual
event was at
the Alliant
Energy Center
in downtown
Madison, and a
post-prom party
was held back
at VAHS.
Photos submitted by
Dave Gustafson

Photo submitted by Dave Gustafson

2015 Verona Area High School prom queen Molly Sarbacker, left,
crowns her friend Elizabeth Paul, who Sarbacker and other students
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not have dreamed of when
she thought of the plan last
fall at Homecoming was
passing the Prom Queen
crown she won last year to
one of those mentees, Elizabeth Paul.
“Passing down the queen
tradition to Elizabeth was
very exciting, and I shed
lots of happy tears doing
it,” Sarbacker said in an
email May 1, one day after
prom. “Elizabeth being one
of my best friends, there is
no one else I would have
rather crowned.”
W h i l e S a r b a c ke r a n d
f e l l ow m e n t o r A l l i s o n
Ruphard, who are both also
respite care providers, told
the Press before prom night
that the choice to invite
their mentees was “not that
big of a deal,” the parents of
at least one mentee certainly felt it was.
“I hadn’t really planned
on her going, at least not
with a date,” said Kelly Strutt, whose daughter
Morgan is one of the mentees in the class.
The “not that big of a
deal” attitude may have
made it an even bigger deal,
added Janis Henslee.

“It’s unique for kids to
actually have that perspective today,” Henslee said.
“These kids don’t see what
they’re doing.”
The pre-prom experience
included a group photo
shoot at one of the student’s
houses, dinner at Gray’s
Tied House and a ride in a
Mad City Party Bus limo to
the dance itself, where Sarbacker said they “danced
the night away.”
“Then we went to post
prom and had lots of pizza
and ice cream, took photos in the photo booth and
played in the bouncy houses,” Sarbacker said in her
email. “Some of the other
mentors agreed that this
prom was just as good, if
not better than our junior
Ruphard told the Press
she first met some of the
mentees through the cheerleading team, and has
become close with them all
since making the prom idea
easy to get behind.
“Everyone in the class
is like my best friend,”
Ruphard said. “It’s just kind
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people back.”

Growing popularity

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Library officials, past and present, said the window-filled interior, above left, dazzles newcomers and longtime visitors. Many Verona-area residents worked to give the library
its inspiring look during the design process, above right.

Verona alder and chair of
the library’s building committee, remembered one
of the library group’s first
“We agreed that everyone
who comes in that building should respond in the
same way and it should
be, ‘Wow,’” Kasieta said.
“We didn’t want your runof-the-mill box library that
would be functional but not
beautiful. The site on Badger Prairie Park really lent
itself to doing something
with big vistas and big windows.”
When the committee
received initial architect’s
drawings, it was not dazzled.
“The committee consensus was we want a little
more wow. We wanted it
taller with more windows
Building an icon
instead of having glass all
Bob Kasieta, a former around the place,” Kasieta

Former director
building again – finally

If You Go
What: 10th Anniversary
Building Celebration
Where: Verona Public Library
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 7
Events: Beyond Belief:
The Magic of Rick Allen,
11 a.m.; Verona Area High
School Jazz Band, 2 p.m.

Eighteen months after the Verona Public Library’s
new building opened in May 2006, its director, Susan
Hedrick, left her job for the same duties in Waunakee.
In particular, she would guide that village through a
new library building process.
“I came to Waunakee because I had enjoyed building so much in Verona. Waunakee came knocking and
said, ‘Come here, we’re going to build a new library
and we want you to help us build it,’” Hedrick said.
“After I came to Waunakee, there were some changes in the village administration, which really slowed
the project down for a number of years. We’re back on
track now.”
There’s hope for groundbreaking in spring 2017.
Does it have a bittersweet feeling after several years? “It does,” Hedrick said. “But patience is
rewarded and we’re getting there now.”
– Tom Alesia

Current Verona May or John Hochkammer was
Common Council president
and chair of the Finance
committee when the library
building was being developed.
“We knew for quite some
time that the old library
But financing had some
wasn’t meeting our needs,”
stumbling blocks. After
he said.
Verona agreed to borrow
money for the project, a
library building capital
campaign fund fell $1 million shy of its goal. That
was a sore spot for some
city leaders for a few years.
“But am I sorry we built
the library? Absolutely
not,” Hochkammer said.
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building and the city.
“I think it was real ly a statement to the
Dane County metro area,
‘Hey, look, Verona is an
up-and-coming community.
It’s a place with a lot going
on. It’s attractive. It’s where
people want to live,’” she
said. “And they said it with
the library.”

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Numerous high-profile
exhibits – ranging from
two on Abraham Lincoln to
African-American baseball
history – have helped the
library’s popularity during
the last decade.
For four weeks in 2011,
for example, a 25-foot-long
dinosaur skeleton was on
display near the large wall
of windows, what some
librarians cheekily refer to
as the “prow of the ship.”
The library’s exhibits
have been supported by
American Library Association grants and funded by
the National Endowment
for the Humanities, said
Trudy Lorandos, adult programs coordinator. This
kind of national support is
rare and often goes to major
urban libraries, such as Milwaukee’s.
Being named Wisconsin
Library of the Year helped
r e i n f o r c e t h e l i b r a r y ’s
image among the public.
But current library director Stacey Burkart, who
joined the staff as a library
assistant in March 2006,
said growth in popularity
kept building over the past
Between 2005 and 2015,
Burkart said, library cardholders doubled as did
m a t e r i a l s c h e c ke d o u t .
Classes and events offered
jumped from 238 to 728
and participants in those
classes nearly reached
Although books and materials remain the library’s
core, Burkart emphasized
the importance of “extra
learning opportunities.”
Those include an origami
class to film screenings to
scholarly lectures.
“Libraries,” she said, “are
going in that direction.”

director in Verona, Middleton and Stoughton. From
the moment he walked into
the Verona Library for the
first time with its 35-foothigh wall of windows, its
open spaces and access
among areas, he wanted to
be in Verona.
Like many, he said, he
stopped in his tracks and
soaked in the design.
“It’s what other places
should be aiming for,” he
said. “Not all places have
the same foresight and
resources. But not every
community is like Verona.
Very, very, very few of them
have that stability with an
Epic-like employer and the
foresight of an elected body
that can see something like
that as a need. Then to build
a space people want to be
The library, however, has
one fault: It lacks sufficient
space for its staff. Burkart
said the library’s staff is the
equivalent of 17 full-time
employees. Staffing was at
about 10 when the building
“When it was built, the
idea behind it was it would
last space-wise for 20 to
25 years. And that has held
up fairly well in the public
areas,” said Burkart, “but
not for staff space.”
As the building’s 10th
anniversary approaches,
those close to the library
are quick to emphasize the
Burkart recalled staff
being “blown away by how
proud we were,” when it
“People still bring in family and friends visiting from
out of town to show off the
building,” she said.
Hedrick said, “The community of Verona should be
proud of what they accomplished. Verona wanted a
public building that was
worthy of the community
and they definitely did it.”
Lorandos said she savors
working in the building.
“Every day I think that,”
she said. “It’s such a privilege to work here. It truly
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Boys track and field

Boys tennis

Wildcats win a
match against
two of the
state’s elite
Sports editor

“Coach Marks gave me great
advice. I mean 50 years of coaching experience – he’s got a lot of
wisdom,” Traeder said. “Whether
you’re nervous or whatever, on
race day he knows how to get you
riled up and ready to race.”
Going from a mile or two-mile
runner in high school, Traeder
could now find himself doing the
5,000 or 10,000 meters in college, while his high school 5K
will get bumped up to an 8 or
“I really think I’ll be able to
handle the transition well, especially with the new training that
Milwaukee has to offer,” Traeder
said. “It’ll just be different workouts and different mileage.”
Traeder joins Ryan Nameth,
who joined the UW-Madison
men’s track and field team and

The seventh-ranked Verona Area High School boys
tennis team hosted their
annual invitational against
several of the top teams in
the state from the Milwaukee area last weekend. And
for the most part the Wildcats held their own.
Verona took two matches against fourth-ranked
Nicolet to start the tournament Friday afternoon, and
their duals against the topranked Division 2 University School of Milwaukee
and sixth-ranked Brookfield
Central were even closer.
Wildcats fell 5-2 Friday
afternoon against Nicolet.
Verona picked up a 6-4,
6-4 win by Will Tennison
over Jaden Aranda at No. 1
singles. The Wildcats also
got a victory from Patrick
Conley at No. 3 singles 6-4,
4-6, 10-4 at Sunil Sabnis.
The action continued
with a 4-3 loss Friday evening against USM.
While the Wildcats won
three of four singles flights,
they were unable to take
any of their three doubles
matches against either USM
or Brookfield Central.
Patrick Conley defeated
Nabeel Quryshi easily 6-0,
6-1 at No. 4 singles, while
Vivek Swaminath secured
a hard-fought 7-6 (3),
6-1 win against Cameron
Strawn. Alex Pletta capped
the Verona victories with a
6-0, 6-0 blanking of Justin
Strauss at No. 2 singles.
Tennison lost his first
match against Wisconsin
competition, dropping a
7-5, 6-3 decision to USM’s
Tommy Calvy.
Connor Melzer and Mitch
Kealy were defeated 7-6

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Photo by Jeremy Jones

Verona Area High School senior Brady Traeder joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee track and field and cross country team’s Wednesday, April 13, as a preferred

Racing to UW-Milwaukee
Traeder signs with UW-M
as a preferred walk-on
Sports editor

Verona senior Brady Traeder
joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee track and field
and cross country programs last
month as a preferred walk-on in
front a large group of supports.
Among the supporters were
Traeder’s track and cross country
coaches, his VAHS distance crew
teammates and his family.
It was the culmination of a
nearly two-year long process for
Traeder, who said he started the
recruiting process right around
the time he qualified for the Division 1 state track meet as a sophomore for the 3,200-meter run.
“There’s a lot of excitement,”

he said. “None of this would have
been possible without the support
of my coaches, teammates and
Coming across NCSA (the
National Collegiate Scouting
Association Athletic Recruiting)
– an organization that connects
middle and high school student-athletes with college coaches –he began contacting coaches
shortly after, narrowing his top
three schools down to UW-Oshkosh, UW-Whitewater and Milwaukee.
“I really loved Milwaukee’s
school of business, and I really
liked coached (Pete) Corfeld and
(Jake) Reilly of the men’s cross
country and track programs,” he
said. “I really fell in love with the
business school they have there,
and the track program was phenomenal.”
Traeder added that he also

loved the city of Milwaukee,
especially the UW-M campus
which is so close to Lake Michigan.
Contact with Milwaukee began
in December for Traeder who had
an unofficial visit shortly after
and attended a couple UW-M
track meets.
“I definitely began to think
about running in college during
my sophomore season as my
times continued to drop into a
more competitive range,” he said.
“I sat down with my family and
we talked about whether or not
this was something I wanted to
pursue while I was in college
getting my degree. We decided
ultimately that it would be a great
Traeder finished 54th at last
fall’s WIAA Division 1 state
cross country meet with head
coach Randy Marks.


Verona avenges Big 8 losses
Sports editor

The Verona softball team avenged
one of its biggest regular season shutouts in recent memory Tuesday thanks to
Emma Kleinsek, Quin Nelson and Molly
Nelson tossed seven shutout innings,
Kleinsek hit a towering 3-run home run
and McChesney gunned down a Janesville
Craig runner at home to end a 4-0 Big 8
Conference win at the Verona Area School
District softball diamond.
The win moved Verona, which lost 13-0
in five innings to Craig less than a month
ago, into a first-place tie at 10-2.
Kleinsek highlighted the win with a
monster home run, which put the Wildcats
up 4-0 in the fourth.
“We had two outs and two runners on. I

Big Eight
Team W-L
Verona 10-2
Janesville Craig
Sun Prairie
Middleton 5-3
Beloit Memorial
Madison East
Madison La Follette
Madison Memorial
Janesville Parker
Madison West
Photo by Jeremy Jones

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Sophomore Emma Kleinsek is greeted by teammates at home plate Tuesday after she hit a 3-run home
run in the bottom of third inning. Verona, which lost 13-0 to Janesville Craig last month, avenged the
loss with a 4-0 victory at home.


May 5, 2016

The Verona Press

Boys golf

postponed after
nine holes
Assistant sports editor

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

An ace for Bemidji State

Senior Julie Touchett signs her National Letter of Intent Monday in the Verona Area High School commons to play volleyball in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
for NCAA Division II Bemidji State (Minn.) University. Touchett was a middle blocker for the Wildcats’ varsity team since her sophomore year, helping Verona make the
WIAA Division 1 state semifinals.
Look for a full story in the May 12 issue of the Verona Press.

Last week wreaked havoc on the schedules of
many spring teams at Verona Area High School and
the cold and rain forced the
cancellation of the Waunakee invite at the Meadows
of Sixmile Creek on Saturday for the boys golf team.
T h e m e e t wa s c a l l e d
after nine holes with no
results tallied and no
make-up date announced,
with the possibility of not
being made up due to the
short golf schedule.
Ve r o n a g e t s b a c k t o
a c t i o n We d n e s d a y a n d
Thursday, May 4-5, in the
Morgan Stanley Shootout
at the University Ridge
G o l f C o u r s e . T h e fi r s t
day starts at noon, and
the second day begins at
12:30 p.m.
The Wildcats travel to
Portage Country Club at
10 a.m. Friday for the Portage invite before traveling
to the Bishop’s Bay Golf
Course at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
May 10, for a triple dual
against Middleton and
Madison Memorial.


Knueppel strikes out 11 as Verona tops Madison West
Assistant sports editor

Senior Keaton Knueppel continued to dominate
on the mound Tuesday
as the host Verona Area
High School baseball team
topped Madison West 5-2.
Knueppel struck out 11
batters in a complete-game
victory and is now 3-1
with a 1.35 ERA and 48
strikeouts in five games.
Knueppel did walk a
batter, but his total is still
only at eight for the season, giving him an 6-1
strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Knueppel even stranded the bases loaded after
a c o u p l e o f d e f e n s iv e

miscues in the third by
striking out the 3-4-5 hitters.
“He covers up if you are
not able to have a good day
at the plate or defensively,”
head coach Brad D’Orazio
said. “We feel great when
he is out there.”
Sam Favour (3-for4) doubled home Jacob
Slonim in the third, and
he added a 2-run single
to score Slonim and Ben
Rortvedt in the seventh.
Jason Frahm added an
RBI single in the third, and
Tyler McClure (2-for-3)
picked up a single in the
first that didn’t initially
bring home Stephen Lund,
but on a throw to second

Lund was able to come
Austin Cotharn had an
RBI single and Tommy
Hill scored on an error
for West. Drake Baldwin
(2-for-4) and Eli Sorensen
(2-for-3) had multiple hits
for the Regents.
Knueppel allowed two
earned runs on seven hits
in the win.
Sorensen took the loss
for West. He allowed three
earned runs on five hits in
four innings, striking out
two and walking four.
Max Golden allowed a
hit and a walk, while striking out one in two innings.
Colin Pulkrabek allowed
two earned runs on two

Verona scored once in
the fifth to take a brief 2-1
lead, as a McClure sacrifice fly scored RJ Woppert. The Wildcats’ first
run came in the second
as Knueppel scored on a
passed ball.
Oregon tied the game at
1 in the fourth with an RBI
single by Steven Davis that
scored Mason Sergent.
Ben Weiland and Steven
Davis were 2-for-3 for the
Panthers, while Rortvedt
was 2-for-3 for Verona.
Reagan Klawiter earned
the win. He allowed two
earned runs on seven hits
in six innings, striking out
seven. Lund collected the
save by striking out the
side in the seventh.
Jordan Helmkamp took
the loss for Oregon. He
allowed an earned run on
four hits in 5 2/3 innings,
striking out six and walking five. Jake Odegard
added 1/3 of an inning and
allowed a hit.

Big Eight
Team W-L
Middleton 8-1
Sun Prairie
Janesville Craig
Janesville Parker
Verona 6-4
Madison West
Beloit Memorial
Madison East
Madison La Follette 1-8
Madison Memorial 1-8

Lund, and Luis Acosta
had a sacrifice fly bring in
Knueppel for the Wildcats’
only runs in the bottom of
the third.
The pitching did the
rest. Jeff Bishop allowed
no earned runs on seven
hits and two walks in 5 2/3
innings, striking out four
for the win. Lund collected the save. He pitched 1
Verona 2,
1/3 innings and struck out
Madison Memorial 1 three.
Parker Burch took the
T h e Wi l d c a t s h o s t e d l o s s . H e a l l o w e d t w o
M a d i s o n M e m o r i a l o n earned runs on two hits
Monday and won 2-1.
and seven walks in 4 1/3
Josh Hano singled home innings, striking out three.

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Verona 5, Oregon 2
Verona scored three runs
in the bottom of the sixth
to eke out a 5-2 win over
Oregon on Friday.
Rortvedt singled home
Favour and McClure
reached on an error to
score Noah Anderson.
Lund capped the inning
with an RBI single to bring
home Rortvedt.
Oregon tied the game
at 2 in the top of the sixth
with an RBI single by
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walks without recording
an out and Daelon Savage
allowed a hit in one inning.
The Wildcats are now
8-6 overall (6-4 Big
Eight), while the Regents
fall to 8-5 (4-5).
“With West also being in
our sectional, it makes the
win even bigger,” D’Orazio
said. “That was the right
way to come out and start
the second half.”
Verona hosts Middleton
at 5 p.m. Thursday and
Janesville Craig at 11 a.m.
Saturday at Stampfl Field.
T h e Wi l d c a t s t r ave l t o
Riverside Park to take on
Janesville Parker at 5 p.m.

Cavaliers’ season opener postponed
The Verona Home Talent team was supposed
to travel to Mount Horeb/
Pine Bluff on Sunday in
the Home Talent League

season opener but rain and
cold conditions forced the
game to be postponed. No
make-up date was available by the Verona Press’

Tuesday deadline.
The Cavaliers now travel to Muscoda to open the
HTL season at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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The Verona Press


Girls track and field

Boys track and field

Cats take fourth at invite

Wildcats defeats Parker in dual

Sports editor

Verona Area High School girls track
and field trained hard on Monday and
opted to give some girls a break Tuesday evening when the team traveled to
Monterey Stadium for a Big Eight dual
against Janesville Parker.
Kayla Johnson won the 400 in 1:07.6,
while Lucy Waschbusch added the 3,200
in 14:45.
Lexy Alt, Kylie Schmaltz, Emilia
Lichty and Sie’anna Mitchell ran the
4x100 relay together in order to work on
their hand offs for Thursday’s invitational
in La Crosse. They won the event in 51.0.
Europa Christoffel stretched the long
jump tape to a meet-best 15 feet, 4 inches, while Autumn Gaillard added a firstplace effort of 31-2 in the triple jump.
The final scores were unavailable as of
press time from head coach Mark Happel.
“Tonight was a chance to get some girls
in different events and to give others a
break with a big invite coming up later
this week,” Happel said.
The Wildcats travel to La Crosse Central at 3:30 p.m. Thursday for an invitational which features Holmen, Onalaska,
Chippewa Falls and Central.

Badger invite
The Wildcats finished fourth Friday at
the Badger Invitational in Lake Geneva
with 94.5 points. Jefferson (157), CaryGrove (137) and Hamilton (126) rounded

out the top three.
Lichty, Schmaltz, Alt and Mitchell captured the 4x100 relay in 51.12 seconds.
Lichthy, Schmaltz, Alt and Mitchell added the 4x200 in 1:46.95.
I n d i v i d u a l l y, M i t c h e l l w o n t h e
200-meter dash with a time of 27.27.
Freshman Ally Kundinger (29.22) added
a seventh-place finish. Kundinger also
finished seventh in the 400 (1:06.05).
Freshman Kennedy Kaltenberg finished
runner-up to Jefferson junior Brianna
Eilenfeldt (13.88) in 14.05.
Alt, Schmaltz, Lichty and Walsh placed
runner-up behind Hamilton (4:08.51) in
the 4x400 with a time of 4:12.3.
Cheyenne Trilling, Kayla Johnson,
Preston Ploc and Grace Mueller (10.40.9)
took fifth in the 4x800.
Senior Europa Christoffel led all Wildcat field event finishers, taking second to
Jefferson senior Mikaela Grant (17-5) in
the long jump with a distance of 16-4 3/4.
Kaltenberg (14-8 1/4) finished seventh.
Christoffel finished third in the triple
jump (33-4 1/2), while senior Autumn
Gaillard (31-6) took eighth.
Christoffel (17.94) and sophomore
Annika Larson (18.29) added fifth- and
eighth-place finishes in the 100 hurdles,
Freshman Jori Walsh was eighth in the
800 (2:34.7).
Junior Grace Schraufnagel (32), freshman Sydney Rae (31-1 3/4) and senior
Carissa Witthuhn (31-7) finished seventh

Sports editor

The Verona boys track and field team
traveled south to Monterey Stadium in
Janesville on Tuesday for a Big Eight
Conference dual meet against Parker and
won 85.66-60.33.
Maja Meka sprinted to victory in the
100-meter dash in a time of 11.7 seconds
and Tim Soko added the 200 in 24.0.
Obi Ifediora added the 400 in 50.3,
while Jared Jenkins chipped in taking the
800 in 2:10.1.
Jared Biddle claimed the 110-high hurdles in 15.3.
Focusing on the high jump, Jack Herkert cleared 6-6. Second place was 5-4.
Verona picked up a pair of throwing
victories form Reggie Curtis, who took
the shot put with a toss of 49-9 and the
discus with a heave of 130-2.

Curtis also joined Joe Reilly, Tim Soko
and Lance Andrew as the third leg of the
victorious 4x200 relay (1:36.1).
Peter Barger and Chudi Ifediora joined
Andrew and Reilly to close out the meet
on the 4x400, which won with a time of
While head coach Joff Pedretti said
the focus won’t be on stacking the lineup to try and win the Spartan Invitational
on Friday, he did say that guys would be
back competing in their optimal events.
“The only time we’ll totally load guys
up in events will be conference,” he said.
The Spartan Invitational begins at 5
p.m. Friday at Mansfield Stadium.
The invite features Baraboo, Catholic
Memorial, Madison Edgewood, Janesville
Parker, Madison East, Madison West,
Monona Grove, Neenah, Racine Horlick,
Racine Park and the Spartans.

Traeder: Excited about opportunity at UW-M
race collegiately the past
two seasons.
“I would tell anyone that
cross country team last
season, as Wildcat dis- has similar goals, “Stay
tance runners going on to true to yourself. Keep
Continued from page 13

working hard. Know that
it’s possible to achieve the
goals that you want with
hardwork and determination,” Traeder said.

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Girls lacrosse

Verona knock off Sun Prairie in MALA game
Assistant sports editor

The Verona Area High
School girls lacrosse team
defeated conference rival
Sun Prairie 8-3 on April 26.
The host Cardinals started strong and took a 2-0
lead, but Verona came back
to tie the game 2-2 at the
half. The Wildcats dominated in the second half,

outscoring the Cardinals
6-1 for the win.
Senior Morgan Fritzler
led the scorers with three
goals, while sophomore
Megan Lois found the net
twice. Junior Makena Meyers and senior captains
Amanda Best and Abby
Filsinger each had one goal
in the win.
Filsinger, Lois and sophomore Lizzie Lyubchenko

led the fielding with two
groundballs each, while
Best, Fritzler and senior
Natalie Schad each had one.
Freshman goalie Sofia
Jeddeloh had four saves.
Middleton and Waunakee
remain undefeated in the
conference at 3-0 and 5-0
respectively. Verona holds a
3-1 conference record.
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just wanted to put the ball
in play,” Kleinsek said. “I
liked the way it turned out,
though. That works too.”
Nicole Neitzel singled
through the left side and
Savanna Rainey dropped a
single in between second
base and center field for
“Emma hasn’t had the
early-season success she
did last year. Some might
call it a sophomore slump,”
Verona head coach Todd
Anderson said. “Getting
that big hit in this game
could open the flood gates.”
One of the longest home
runs by the Wildcats at
home, the shot nearly
cleared the road, one-hopping into the field in right.
Nelson allowed six hits
in the game, including two
in the top of the seventh
following a Verona error.
With one out and the
game-tying run at the plate,
the Wildcats looked unlikely to end the game with a
McChesney had other
ideas, however, catching a
Taylor Salmon fly out and
then firing a laser to home
plate which Rainey fielded

in front of the plate and
tagged out a diving Hannah
Halverson trying to score.
“ W h e n w e m ove d a n
all-conference center
fielder to shortstop and an
infielder like Molly to the
outfield you sort of hold
your breath,” Anderson
said. “She’s the fastest girl
on the team. We told her
to just trust her speed and
her arm and you’ll make
Senior Alyssa Erdman
doubled to center field in
the bottom of the second
for the Wildcats’ first hit.
She didn’t spend much
time on the bases, however,
quickly scoring ahead of a
throw to the plate on a Taytum Geier shot past second
Janesville Craig threatened, but left baserunners
on in every inning. The
Vikings left 10 runners on
base in the loss, while the
Wildcats had five.
“Last month we didn’t
compete in any facet of
the game and we compete
in all facets,”Anderson
said. “We hit the ball, Quin
threw first-pitch strikes on
more than 70 percent of her
“We had a few errors on

defense, but otherwise it
was a complete game.”

Verona 4, Middleton 2
The Wildcats got some
revenge for their other Big
Eight loss at Middleton
earlier this season with a
4-2 home win Friday.
A back-and-forth game
throughout the first four
innings, Verona closed out
the game with two runs in
the home half of the fifth
and one more in the sixth
despite four errors.
Nelson went the distance
for the Wildcats, striking
out six while scattering
four hits in seven innings.
Lauren Banke took the loss
for the Cardinals allowing two earned runs over
six innings. She struck out
Lead-off hitter Heather
Rudnicki collected a teamhigh three hits, including
a double and drove in two
runs in the win.
R a i n ey a n d K l e i n s e k
also drove in a run, while
Rainey and Amie Rudnicki each had two hits.
Kleinsek, Nicole Neitzel,
McChesney and Rainey all
doubled as Verona pounded
out 12 hits.

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May 5, 2016

The Verona Press

Girls soccer

Boys lacrosse

Cats crush Beloit, Parker

Wildcats improve to 8-2 overall


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Big Eight Conference

Assistant sports editor

The Verona Area High
School girls soccer team hosted Beloit Memorial on Tuesday at Reddan Soccer Park
and pulled off a 9-0 win to
improve to 4-0-1 in the Big
Eight Conference.
Senior Emily Krogman
had a goal and three assists,
while junior Kate Melin had
two goals and an assist. Sophomore Chandler Bainbridge
added two goals and senior
Bella Genova had a goal and
an assist.
Junior Dani Gilboy, sophomore Lauren Hahn and freshman Julia Gilboy all added
goals, and sophomore Anna
Heizen and senior Shelly
Wing collected assists. Sophomore Rachel Nelson finished
with one save.
Verona travels to Breese
Stevens Field at 7 p.m. Thursday to take on Madison East.

Madison West
Janesville Craig
Sun Prairie
Madison Memorial
Madison La Follette
Beloit Memorial
Madison East
Janesville Parker

Verona 10, Parker 0
The Wildcats improved to
3-0-1 in the Big Eight Conference on Thursday with a 10-0
win over Janesville Parker at
Reddan Soccer Park.
Melin scored three goals
and added an assist, while

Although the Verona Area High School
boys lacrosse team suffered its first two
losses of the season last week, the Wildcats
also added wins over Middleton, Madison
La Follette and East (Mo.) to improve to
8-2 overall (5-1 Madison Area Lacrosse
Association red conference).

W-L-T Points
4-0-1 13
3-1-0 9

Verona 11, Middleton 6

assist. Edwards added two goals and Henry
Smith and Sticha both picked up a goal and
an assist.
Senior Patrick Hammen, junior Braedon Schindler, sophomore Jake Doerfler,
freshman Logan Peterson and Stigsell all
chipped in a goal a piece.
Jones finished with four saves.

Zionsville (Ind.) 10, Verona 7
The Wildcats took on Zionsville (Ind.) in
a non-conference tournament Friday and
fell 10-7.
Senior Josh Novotny collected two goals,
while Christian and Edwards both had a
goal and an assist. Senior Brycen Smith
(assist), junior Jake Scott (goal) and Maurer (goal) also picked up points.
Jones finished with 12 saves.

The Wildcats defeated Middleton 11-6
on April 25 as senior Noah Maurer collected five goals and an assist. Sophomore Graham Sticha picked up three goals and two
Junior Jake Keys (one goal, two assists),
sophomore Ian Edwards (two assists),
senior Peter Christian (goal), junior Patrick Verona 10, East (Kan.) 9
Stigsell (assist) and junior Henry Smith
Verona played East (Shawnee Mission,
(assist) also added points.
Senior Alex Jones finished with 12 saves. Kan.) Saturday in a tournament and won
10-9. No stats were available at the Verona
Verona 17, Madison La Follette 3
Press’ deadline.
Verona traveled to Cross Country Park to Waunakee 6, Verona 5 (OT)
battle Madison La Follette on Thursday and
Verona traveled to Waunakee on Monwon 17-3.
Keyes had four goals and two assists, day and lost 6-5 in overtime. No stats were
while Maurer collected four goals and one available at the Verona Press’ deadline.

Krogman and Bainbridge
each picked up two goals and
an assist. Dani Gilboy added two goals and Julia Gilboy and Wing each had two
Senior Bobo Zaugg chipped
in a goal and an assist, while
freshman Nicole Thomas finished with one save.

Girls track: Verona takes fourth at Badger invitational
and Kundinger reached 4-8 for vault with a clearance of 8-6.
Witthuhn (96-1) and Schrauf- discus.
nagel (95-8) took seventh and
Junior Kailey Olson cleared fifth.
Alt tied for sixth in the pole
through 10th in the shot put. e i g h t h , r e s p e c t ive l y, i n t h e 4-10 for fourth in the high jump
Continued from page 15

Tennis: Wildcats bury Big 8 cellar dwellers
at No. 2 singles against Josh
Fernandez and Conley added a 6-0, 6-2 win over Sam
Schreiner. Vivek Swaminath
nearly helped the Wildcats
pull off the upset but fell 6-3,
1-6, 10-4 against Tom Foley.
The Wildcats rescheduled
their dual against top-ranked
Marquette for May 14. Verona’s dual against Sheboygan
North was rained out Saturday.


Continued from page 13

(2), 6-2 against Vinay Jain
and Phillip Dantoin at No. 2
doubles, while Luke Schoeberle and Jordan Hutchcroft
fell 6-2, 7-5 at No. 3 doubles
against Saurav Desai and
Ethan Treptow.
Verona closed out the
tournament with a 4-3 loss
Saturday morning against
sixth-ranked Brookfield
Verona 7, Beloit 0
Tennison cruised 6-1, 6-1
Originally slated for
against Gunther Tries at the
rain forced the
top of the singles lineup.
Conley matched the scored Wildcats and Purple Knights
to move their Big Eight Conference dual to Monday evening.
Conley, Pletta and Swaminath cruised 6-0, 6-2; 6-0,
6-0 and 6-1, 6-1 atop the singles lineup, while Kealy won
6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.
Verona lost a combined
one game in three doubles


Verona 7, Mad. East 0
The Wildcats traveled to
Madison East for another conference dual meet on
Tuesday and blanked Madison East 7-0.
Tennison rattled off a 6-2,
6-2 win at the top of the lineup.
Pletta and Conley added
6-1, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-2 wins
at No. 2 and 3 singles. Swaminath capped the singles
sweep 6-4, 6-1 at No. 4 singles.
Doubles action was even
quicker for Verona, which
dropped a combined five
games between all three
B l e s s i n g a n d Q u e o ff
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while Schoeberle and Hutchcroft rolled 6-0, 6-1. Kealy
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People helping pets Pet Profile
Buddy of Mine expands services for pet owners in need
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Buddy of Mine founder Larry Eifert and board member Kelli McKinley are pictured in downtown Oregon
with their pets, Buddy – the organization’s namesake – and Bella. The nonprofit will start a new venture
named Gentle Benevolence later this year to provide emotional and financial support to people facing
the difficult decision of euthanizing their animals.

lives that made it difficult to
adequately care for their animals.
“I had people coming up
and giving me a hug, and
they’d have tears in their

eyes. And I’m thinking,
‘Man, all I’m doing is giving you some dog food,’”
Eifert said. “But it meant so

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Pet’s name: Abita Juniper Schroeer
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What kind of pet do you have: Black lab/Beagle mix
How long have you had your pet: 6-1/2 wonderful years
What makes your pet special: She is very well
behaved and loving. She survived – what we assume
was – a car accident. She limped home after being
loose with a big gash in her side. She was never angry
or protective when she went through the months of
procedures she needed to heal. She trusted us and the
vets completely. Good dog.
What is a story you would like to share
about your pet: She has this habit of scratching her
back on the grass by wriggling from side to side. One
day she was on the steep slope of our side yard and
scratched a good 20 feet down the hill. Also, Abita will
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the powerful role the organization strives to play for people and animals in need. It
also conveys the bond those
people and their pets share –
a bond that, in Eifert’s experience, can be stronger than
any human relationship in
their life.
“Pets give you unconditional love,” Eifert said.
“People don’t always do
Eifert, a longtime Stoughton resident, started Buddy of Mine – named for his
13-year-old border collie –
in 2011 after a conversation
about Stoughton’s Holiday
Fund food drive.
Larry’s friend Mya Everson, now a Buddy of Mine
board member, suggested
that if people “need food for
themselves, they probably
need food for their pets (as
That conversation spawned
Buddy of Mine’s holiday pet
food giveaway, which benefited more than 120 animals
in its first year. While the
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The Verona Press

Canine connections

Dogs invited to ‘Paws and Breathe’ yoga class

Unified Newspaper Group

Photo by Samantha Christian

Little Dog, a chihuahua mix adopted from the Dane County Humane
Society a year ago by Cindy Schultz, of Cottage Grove, makes some
noise before the Canine Campus Crawl.

Canine Campus Crawl supports
Dane County Humane Society
The Pre-Veterinary Club of UW-Madison held its annual Canine Campus Crawl for 95 people and their dogs
along the Lakeshore Path in Madison on April 24. The
2.5-mile run/walk raised $2,968 for the Dane County
Humane Society.
– Samantha Christian

Has Rover
A Little
On Your

If you’ve ever wondered
what it would be like to do
the downward dog pose
next to your pup, check
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and Breathe” class in
Fitchburg this spring.
Instructor Carla Coleman
leads this 45-minute to an
hour class which “brings
your loves together: time
on your mat and time
with your dog.” Coleman
is a member of the canine
behavior team at the Dane
County Humane Society
and has been teaching yoga
for two years.
She quickly explained
that this is not “Doga,”
where people put their pets
in yoga poses. Instead,
people do the poses next to
their pets “to help our dogs
relax, release discomfort
and find a balance, as well
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The classes started in
February and are open to
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dogs or people are welcome. However, dogs who
Photo submitted
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excused from class.
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• Brush your dog the day before.
fill it from back to front to
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• Bring a mat for yourself and a mat/blanket for your
will be an opportunity for
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• Bring a flat leash (no retractable leashes).
familiar with each other
• If treats are needed, bring some in a bag that is
the dogs must be on flat
not noisy.
“Release expectations
• Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines.
and judgments,” Coleman wrote in an email to
prospective participants.
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and joyful.
“Honor your dog for
their authenticity,” she
According to the class
description online, “Paws
and Breathe” is based in
a foundation in ahisma
(compassion) and the interconnection of all living
things, and the class’ goal
is to open your heart and
mind to the inner life of
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Buddy: Gentle Benevolence program will launch in June to help with pet end-of-life choices
Continued from page 17

Seeking volunteers

much to them. I didn’t think
Stoughton had those needs
For more information on the Gentle Benevolence
The organization has conprogram, or to sign up with Buddy of Mine, contact Kelli
tinued to expand since then
McKinley at 345-7392 or
and will be adding a new
program this summer, to help
people with end-of-life deciMcKinley understands just said having the new dog
sions for their pets.
how valuable that support helped her through the healcan be, and said when she ing process. Now, she makes
Expanding role
put Ben, an Alaskan mala- it a point to tell people facing
The first thing the organi- mute, down in 2013, it was euthanizing their own anization did to expand its role “the hardest decision (she’s) mals to simply “enjoy each
in “helping people help pets” ever had to make.”
day” with them.
– Buddy of Mine’s motto, of
“The last year-and-a-half
“I felt very alone, so I
sorts – was to begin provid- understand how people who of his life, I just kept thinking financial support through are all alone (feel), and I ing, ‘What am I going to do
a no-interest grant and loan can imagine having to make if he’s not here anymore?’”
program to cover emergency the decision by yourself,” McKinley said. “Just enjoy
medical bills.
McKinley added. “It’s very the time you have left. If I
It also now organizes two difficult.”
could go back, that would be
annual clinics to provide free
the thing I would change.”
heartworm testing and low- Building a program
Buddy of Mine plans to
cost rabies vaccinations.
As it builds its new Gentle extend its grant and loan proBuddy of Mine partners Benevolence program for its gram to help people cover
with the Oregon Veterinary June launch, Buddy of Mine euthanasia costs if needed.
Clinic and Chalet Veterinary will have information avail- The organization’s website
Clinic for those events on a able at area vet clinics for is also expected to launch
case-by-case basis and refers both potential volunteers or in June, and it will hold its
people to their offices for clients, and volunteers will
their discounted services if undergo a background check
they qualify.
before being matched with a
With its next venture, Bud- pet owner.
dy of Mine aims to provide
While they’ll follow the
more emotional support to same general process each
pet owners, as well. “Gen- time, the volunteer will be
tle Benevolence” will enlist as hands on or hands off as
volunteers to walk people the client needs them to be.
through the process of hav- Perhaps most importantly,
ing to put down a pet alone the volunteer – and Buddy
or for the first time.
of Mine as a whole – will
Named for board member encourage clients to celeKelli McKinley’s late pet, brate their pet’s life in whatBen, the program would train ever way is most therapeutic
volunteers to recommend a for them.
veterinarian or review availAnd if the person decides
able options with the cli- down the line to get a new
ent, Eifert said, adding that pet, the volunteer will want
they will act as their “eyes to “celebrate” that choice
and ears” for keeping track along with the owner, Eifert
of logistics, costs and oth- said.
er details if they’re over“Hopefully you can be a
friend for this person, and if
If the animal needs to they want to explore maybe
Partially Blind Sweetheart
be put down, the volunteer getting another pet, we can
would accompany the owner provide assistance there,” he
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McKinley welcomed Belmonth” and beyond to act as la, a Shih Tzu, into her fam2934 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
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annual rabies clinic Saturday,
June 11 at the Stoughton Fire
Station. Cats will be vaccinated from 10-10:30 a.m.,
and both dogs and cats are
welcome from 10:30 a.m. to
noon. Rabies vaccines will
be available for $10, as well
as distemper vaccines for
With Buddy turning 14
this month, Eifert is taking
Rachel’s advice to enjoy each
day with his dog. Despite
Buddy’s arthritis, they still
take their regular walks
around Stoughton, where
Buddy is regarded as somewhat of a local celebrity.
“If I’m walking by myself
downtown, everybody stops
me, ‘Where’s Buddy?’” Eifert said with a laugh. “Buddy
will have more people at his
funeral than mine.”
For information on Buddy
of Mine, including how to
donate, visit
Photo submitted
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The Verona Press

PuppyUp walk raises over Pet Talk
Tips for caring for older pets
$131K for cancer research
Over 1,100 humans and their 700 canine
companions gathered at McKee Farms
Park on May 1 for the annual PuppyUp
The 2-mile walk celebrates the heroes,
honors the survivors and remembers those
lives who have been lost to canine and

Pets are more than just
our companions – they are
a part of the family. As your
pet ages, it is important to
consult your veterinarian
for help providing the proper care for your senior pet’s
changing needs.
Every animal is different, so the senior life stage
occurs at different ages in
different pets. For instance,
dogs are typically considered seniors at seven
years old, but older dogs
age quicker than smaller
dogs. Cats can be considered mature at 7 years and
seniors at 11 years old.
Breed and species aside,
your pet’s genetics, nutrition, health and environment will ultimately determine when your pet is considered a senior.
One of the telltale signs
of increasing age in pets is
a decline in physical activity. For instance, previously
active pets may not play as
much and both dogs and
cats may need assistance
climbing on and off the bed
or couch.
Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at
the Texas A&M College
of Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences,
explained when pet owners
can expect this transition
into senior pet behavior.
“A decrease in physical activity depends on the
breed, size and genetics of

human cancer.
The event hit a national record of over
$131,000 raised through teams, sponsors
and donors to further the study of comparative oncology.
– Samantha Christian

Photo by Samantha Christian

Mako is a Miniature Schnauzer but feels like a “Zebra Pegasus” with his new hairdo by In The Dogz
House, of Fitchburg, while nearing the starting line for the PuppyUp walk.

the pet,” she said. “However, some older pets are still
quite active in their senior
In addition to a decrease
in physical activity, older cats and dogs tend to
develop more degenerative
health problems.
A visit to the veterinarian every six months can
help determine what is
normal for your pet so that
any changes in behavior or
health can be detected early.
Aging cats and dogs are
also prone to arthritis, dental disease, loss of sight and
hearing and a decrease in
mobility. Just like humans,
pets may need more assistance getting around and
taking care of themselves.
Despite this change in
mobility and physical activity, it is important to keep
your dog and cat active to
slow the progression of
joint pain and arthritis. In
addition, a healthy diet that
adequately nourishes your
pet is also key in reducing
your pet’s risk for obesity,
which can also contribute
to joint pain.
“The single most important aspect in helping your
pet stay as happy and
healthy for as long as possible is maintaining a healthy
weight throughout their
lifetime,” Eckman said.
“A healthy weight should
be coupled with regular

exercise and activity.”

Letting go

Perhaps the hardest part
about having an aging furry best friend is accepting
when they are no longer
happy in everyday life. It is
never easy to let go of a pet,
but in some cases, euthanasia is the most humane
“Making the decision to
euthanatize a pet is a personal and difficult decision,” Eckman said. “The
decision is dependent on
what signs and symptoms
the pet is showing or what
disorder the pet is experiencing. When owners are
questioning if they should
euthanize their pet, they
should discuss it with their
veterinarian to help guide
the decision-making process.”
As much as we would
love our pets to live forever,
they grow old and need special care. To ensure your pet
lives a long, healthy life, be
sure to visit your veterinarian regularly to discuss your
pet’s diet, exercise habits,
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Goochi Poochi

18 Maple St., Evansville
882-5330 •

Verona Area Chamber of Commerce

1324 Hwy. 51-138, Stoughton


E.T. – 29305359
Male, Domestic Shorthair
Located: DCHS

McFarland State Bank


Conant Automotive

Lola – 31179291
Female, Basset Hound
Bonded to Diva
Located: DCHS

Pebbles – 30667630
Female, Shih Tzu Mix
Located: DCHS


Mr. Bunny Rabbit
Male, Dutch Rabbit
Located: DCHS

203 W. Verona Ave., Verona
845-6700 •

787 N. Main St., Oregon



Animal Hospital of Verona

Wiley Coyote – 27969321
Male, Chinchilla
Located: DCHS Mounds
120 W. Verona Ave., Verona



Beau – 24175727
Male, Havana Rabbit
Bonded to Clarence
Located: DCHS Mounds Fitchburg
207 S. Forrest St., Stoughton • 873-6681
3162 Cty. B, Stoughton • 873-2010




Pearla – 31374036
Female, Chihuahua Mix
Located: DCHS

The Sow’s Ear

125 S. Main St., Verona
848-2755 •

105 S. Main Street, Verona

Mrs. Norris – 310042932
Female, Domestic
Located: DCHS

Forest Ridge Kennel

2065 Sandhill Rd., Oregon
835-1780 •


Hillary – 31078702
Female, Mouse
Located: DCHS Mounds

Rockweiler Insulation

Robert – 30621151
Male, Harlequin Rabbit
Located: DCHS Mounds

3097 Sunnyside St., Stoughton

CJ – 31208410
Male, Orange Domestic
Location: DCHS

211 Legion Street, Verona

Clarence – 24175687
Male, Havana Rabbit
Bonded to Beau
Located: DCHS Mounds Fitchburg



Lily – 31385513
Female, Orange and
White Domestic Shorthair
Located: DCHS
202 S. Main St., Verona

The Sow’s Ear

125 S. Main St., Verona
848-2755 •


112 Janesville St., Oregon

The Larson Family
Oregon, WI


Gerlach Wholesale Flooring, Inc.

210 S. Main St., Verona

Hanson Electronics

Mucho Gusto – 21357035
Male, Domestic
Medium Hair
Located: DCHS

In Loving Memory of Sammy

210 S. Main St., Verona

Tootsie – 31366439
Male, Orange and White
Domestic Shorthair
Located: DCHS

2934 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
288-7838 •



Miller & Sons Supermarket

Champ – 31318727
Male, Welsh Corgi Mix
Located: DCHS

Odyssey Veterinary Care

119 W. Verona Ace, Verona

Diva – 31179279
Female, Basset Hound
Bonded to Lola
Located: DCHS

Anouk – 24608525
Female, Dutch Rabbit
Located: DCHS Mounds
East, Stoughton Road

2384 Jackson St., Stoughton

Verona Ace

102 N. Franklin Street, Verona

Miller & Sons Supermarket


Unwin Chiropractic

Periwinkle – 31359290
Female, Black and White
Domestic Shorthair
Located: DCHS


The Sow’s Ear

125 S. Main St., Verona
848-2755 •

The Sow’s Ear

125 S. Main St., Verona
848-2755 •


Harmony – 31290293
Female, Border Collie Mix
Located: DCHS

Cheyenne – 31352154
Female, Pit Bull
Terrier Mix
Located: DCHS

Comfort Keepers

5396 King James Way, Ste 210, Fitchburg
442-1898 •

Millie – 25104390
Female, Labrador Mix
Located: DCHS

Mimi – 31311383
Female, Grey Domestic
Located: DCHS


Cress Funeral Home

206 W. Prospect St., Stoughton
873-9244 •


203 W. Verona Ave., Verona
845-6700 •

Romeo – 31331563
Male, Chihuahua
Corgi Mix
Located: DCHS


Animal Hospital of Verona

Ginny – 30175709
Female, Dutch Rabbit
Located: DCHS Mounds
East, Stoughton Road

Angua – 31140286
Female, Domestic
Located: DCHS

Maxwell – 31258937
Male, Lionhead Rabbit
Located: DCHS Mounds


Aquaman – 31259120
Male, Black Domestic
Located: DCHS




These pets are sponsored by the following businesses:

Sugar Loaf – 31366438
Female, Black and White
Domestic Shorthair
Located: DCHS

Miller & Sons Supermarket
210 S. Main St., Verona

*Some animals may have already been adopted by the time of print.

May 5, 2016

The Verona Press

Academic Achievements

The Town Assessor has completed
his review of all real and personal properties in the Town of Verona for tax year
2016. Notices of Changed Assessment
were mailed on April 29, 2016.
“OPEN BOOK” provides an opportunity for the citizens to review and compare assessment values on all Town of
Verona properties. Beginning on Friday,
April 29, 2 016, the Assessment Roll will
be available for inspection by the public
during regular business hours, Monday
through Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (except on Monday, May 30, 2016 on Memorial Day) at the following location:
Town of Verona Hall
335 N. Nine Mound Road
Verona, WI 53593-1035
The Town’s contractual assessor
Nick Laird will be available by appointment during the period of Open Book
and can be contacted at (800) 721-4157.
He has set aside May 13, 2016 beginning
at NOON to 2:00 PM for scheduled appointments and walk-ins at the Town of
Verona Hall.
John Wright, Clerk/Treasurer
Nick Laird, Town Assessor
Published: May 5, 2016

APRIL 25, 2016

1. Council President Elizabeth Doyle
called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll call: Alderpersons L. Diaz, J.
Linder, M. McGilvray, H. Reekie, B. Stiner
and E. Touchett present. Also in attendance: City Administrator B. Burns, City
Engineer J. Montpas, and City Clerk E.
4. Public Comment:
5. Approval of Minutes from the
April 11, 2016 and April 19, 2016 Common
Council Meetings:
Alder Reekie requested spelling correction of Pat Lytle’s name in Item 5.C. of
the April 19, 2016 minutes. Motion by McGilvray, seconded by Reekie, to approve
the minutes of the April 11, 2016 Common
Council meetings, with correction. Motion carried 6-0.
6. Mayor’s Business:
Council President Doyle read an
Arbor Day Proclamation proclaiming
Friday, April 29, 2016 as Arbor Day in the
City of Verona. Alder Stiner announced
that there will be an Arbor Day presentation at 12 noon at the Senior Center
this Friday, April 29, 2016. Doyle thanked
City Administrator Burns for his time and
work with the city.
7. Administrator’s Report:
A. Administrator Burns reminded
the Council of special meetings coming
up related to the Public Works Director
and City Administrator recruitment processes.
B. Planning and Development Director Sayre is coordinating with the CDA
to tour other communities to learn what
they are doing in terms of economic development processes.
C. Boundary agreement update.
D. Fire station project update.
8. Engineer’s Report
A. Report on Northern Lights/N.
Nine Mound Road construction; Church
Street/S. Marietta Street/Grove Avenue
reconstruction; USH 18/151/Epic Lane
On-ramp; CTH PD Reconstruction; Community Park and Park Lane Parking Lot
Construction; 2016 Street Rehabilitation
Project; and Locust Drive Bridge, which
is being prepped for the bridge deck.
9. Committee Reports:
A. Finance Committee
(1) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Payment of Bills. Motion by McGilvray, seconded by Linder, to pay the bills
in the amount of $413,215.01. Motion carried 6-0.
(2) Discussion and Possible Action

402 Help Wanted, General
Applications available at
Sugar & Spice Eatery.
317 Nora St. Stoughton.
Nature Center, in Stoughton, is hiring
camp counselors for summer. Full and
part time available. Email resume to fort.
looking for experienced flat work
finisher, foundation form setter, concrete
foremen and operator. DL/CDL helpful.
Competitive wages, insurance benefits.

Re: Ehlers Summary and Recommendation Regarding
Closure of Tax Incremental District
No. 7. Todd Taves, of Ehlers & Associates, provided an explanation of the impacts of closing the TIF at this time. The
district is now in a position where it has
accumulated sufficient cash to retire all
current and expected cost obligations.
With the closure of this TIF, the city will
receive a one-time payment of an estimated $6 million. Additional levy authority of approximately $1 million will also be
created. At the same time, the property
tax rate will decrease.
Administrator Burns listed possible considerations for use of increased
levy limit funds: payment of administrative costs linked to the TIF; elimination of budgeted use of fund balance;
an increase in cash funding of mill and
overlay of streets, which offsets the need
for future borrowing for that purpose;
additional funding for replacement funds
which, again, could offset the need for future borrowing for capital replacements;
and funding the city’s share of a potential
increase in the Fitch-Rona EMS operating
budget. Motion by McGilvray, seconded
by Linder, to direct staff to work with
Ehlers to prepare a TID closure resolution for action by the Common Council.
Motion carried 6-0.
B. Public Works/Sewer & Water
(1) Discussion and Action Re: Resolution No. R-16-013 Approving a Relocation Order and Determination of Necessity for Northern Lights Road/County
Highway PD Intersection Project. Motion
by Touchett, seconded by McGilvray ,
to approve Resolution No. R-16-013 Approving a Relocation Order and Determination of Necessity for Northern Lights
Road/County Highway PD Intersection
Project. Motion carried 6-0.
(2) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Consulting Services Agreement
for North Nine Mound Road – Northern
Lights Water Main Extension to CTH PD.
Motion by Touchett, seconded by McGilvray , to approve the Consulting Services
Agreement for North Nine Mound Road –
Northern Lights Water Main Extension to
CTH PD. Motion carried 6-0.
(3) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Consulting Services Agreement for
Design Services of a New Traffic Signal at
the Intersection of Whalen Road and Old
CTH PB. Motion by Touchett, seconded
by Diaz , to approve the Consulting Services Agreement for Design Services of
a New Traffic Signal at the Intersection
of Whalen Road and Old CTH PB. Motion
carried 6-0.
(4) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Consulting Services Agreement for
West Verona Avenue – USH 18-151 Onramp Improvements CRS. Motion by
Touchett, seconded by McGilvray , to
approve the Consulting Services Agreement for West Verona Avenue – USH 18151 On-ramp Improvements CRS. Motion
carried 6-0.
(5) Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Consulting Services Agreement for
Wastewater Master Plan Update. Motion
by Touchett, seconded by McGilvray, to
approve the Consulting Services Agreement for Wastewater Master Plan Update.
Motion carried 6-0.
10. New Business
A. Discussion and Possible Action
Re: Approval of Operator Licenses. There
were no operator license applications for
11. Announcements:
Alder Stiner announced that garage
sale weekend is the weekend of May
7th , 2016. Stiner also wished a happy
birthday to Warren Webster, who is 101
years old today. Alders Linder and Reekie
thanked Administrator Burns for his service to the city.
12. Adjournment:
Motion by McGilvray, seconded by
Touchett, to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Motion
carried 6-0.
Ellen Clark
City Clerk
Published: May 5, 2015

HANDYMAN/MECHANIC/DRIVER.Organic vegetable farm near Evanville, WI
seeks person to fill one or more of these
roles: handyman, mechanic, delivery
driver, carpenter. Broad range of interesting work in support of experienced farm
crew. Mechanical experience required.
CDL valued but not required. PT, with
flexible schedule. However, job can be
FT for someone skilled in m chine operation. PT work available in winter. Good
hourly wage, based on experience, yearend bonus, plus ots of organic veggies to
take home. Steve or Beth, 608-669-0557,
3-4 times per week, for sporting events.
CDL preferred, but will train. Excellent
pay. 608-669-2618

Fall 2015 academic honors
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Austen Gross, dean’s list
St. Cloud State University
Benjamin Watters, dean’s list
Michigan Technological University
Jackson Pundt, dean’s list
University of Dubuque
Alan Kopp, Dean’s List
Iowa State University
Paige Elizabeth Disch, dean’s list; Kari
A. Mattison, dean’s list; Jacob Thomas
Weber, dean’s list
Jack Joseph Callahan, dean’s list;
Sonia Renata Carrola, dean’s list; Jack
Austin Stanton, dean’s list
Upper Iowa University
Lia Passini, dean’s list; Awa Jawo,
dean’s list
Rachael Whitely, dean’s list
University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Edward Matsushima, dean’s list

Hofmeister, dean’s honor list; Ibadete
Jashari, dean’s high honors; Maura
Johnson, dean’s list; Hana Kallas, dean’s
honor list; Jennifer Kapinus, dean’s list;
Sana Khaja, dean’s list; Karam Khateeb,
dean’s honor list; John Koller, dean’s
honor list; Olivia Lilly, dean’s list; Ciara
Lotzer, dean’s honor list; Meng Lou,
dean’s list; Jihye Martin, dean’s list;
Natalie Meicher, dean’s list; Danielle
Murray, dean’s list; Aman Nihal, dean’s
honor list; Claire Odorico, dean’s list;
Scott Odorico, dean’s list; Will Olson,
dean’s honor list; Alec Onesti, dean’s
honor list; Jorge Perez-Trejo, dean’s
list; Alexander Politowicz, dean’s honor
list; Steven Queoff, dean’s list; Harrison
Rayment, dean’s list; Kelsey Rayment,
dean’s list; Helena Record, dean’s
list; Christopher Riffle, dean’s honor
list; Jake Schreiner, dean’s honor list;
Prateek Sharma, dean’s list; Brittany
Smith, dean’s list; Joseph Snodgrass,
dean’s honor list; Julia Stathas, dean’s
list; Drew Teduits, dean’s list; Terrence
Thurk, dean’s honor list; Jenna Tipple,
dean’s high honors; Alexandra Walkush,
dean’s list; Alida Weidensee, dean’s list;
Matthew Westphall, dean’s list; Joshua
Widra, dean’s honor list; Rachel Widra,
dean’s list; Jonathan Winch, dean’s
honor list; Jing Wu, honor roll; Ashley
Zimdars, dean’s honor list
Edgewood College
Genna Sticha, semester honors; Taylor
Maier, semester honors; Haley Schwenn,
semester honors; Erica Remondini,
semester honors; Erin Peterson, semester honors; Morgan Wilson, semester
honors; Amanda Johnson, semester
honors; Michael Pleimling, semester
honors; Michelle Holman, semester
honors; Maria Neuendorf, semester
honors; Hannah Sullivan, semester honors; Justin Blackburn, semester honors;
Jon Stewart, semester honors; Shanzeh
Ahmad, semester honors;
Shannon Whitmus, semester honors;
Emma Fenne Rabiola, semester honors;
Leanna Woodford, semester honors;
Sara Ellis, semester honors; Tracey
Woock, semester honors; Jenny Larson,
semester honors; John Darcy, semester honors; Kendall Furniss-Smedley,
semester honors

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andrew Argall, dean’s list; Eleanor
Axe, dean’s list; Kevin Barnett, dean’s
list; Noah Beavers, dean’s list; Jillian
Berkan, dean’s list; Kole Binger, dean’s
list; Mikaela Breunig, dean’s list; Logan
Connor, dean’s honor list; Rebecca
Cowan, dean’s list; Grant Davies, dean’s
list; Zachary DeGrave, high honor roll;
Daniel Deveney, dean’s honor list;
Samuel Douglass, dean’s honor list;
Brian Elmer, dean’s honor list; Channi
Ernstoff, dean’s list; Christian Gerhart,
dean’s list; Alexander Gidal, high honor
roll; Melit Gjinolli, dean’s list; Hannah
Goldberg, dean’s list; Ashley Grider,
dean’s list; Daniel Griffith, dean’s list;
Carolyn Hasselkus, dean’s list; Jannike
Heide, dean’s list; Brandon Hill, dean’s
list; Janae Hochmuth, College of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Letters and Science, dean’s list; Nathan
434 Health Care, Human
Services & Child Care
Seeking caregivers to provide care
to seniors in their homes. Valid DL/
Dependable Vehicle required. FT & PT
positions available. Flexible scheduling.
UP TO $2000 Sign-On Bonus!
Call 608-442-1898

renew your

We’ve recently launched
the option to renew your
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Physical Therapy Assistant - .5 to
.75 FTE position, skilled nursing care
Cook - Full-time benefit eligible
OB RN - .9 FTE evening/night shift
Family Nurse Practitioner - part to
full time position in our clinics
Certified Medical Assistant/LPN
- part-time positions in OB/GYN &
Orthopedic clinics
OR Tech -.8 FTE, part-time tech
Pharmacy Tech - .675 FTE position
To find out more detailed information
about all open positions and to apply,
go to our website at
Upland Hills Health, 800 Compassion
Way, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Verona Press unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

Victoria Janikowski, dean’s list; Maren
Madsen, dean’s list; Anna Myers, dean’s
Daniel Cegelski, dean’s list; Brian
Chenoweth, dean’s list; Erin Delehanty,
dean’s list; Jacqueline Jacobson, dean’s
list; Todd Koritzinsky, dean’s list; Kanu
Shenoi, dean’s list; Joseph Stevens,
dean’s list; Patrick Stevens, dean’s list;
Amanda Tschudy dean’s list; Teighlor
Tvedt, dean’s list; Danielle Weaver,
dean’s list
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Katherine R. McMahon, dean’s list
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Megan Bollig, dean’s list; Jacob Griffin,
dean’s list; Teran Everett, dean’s list;
Madeline Peplinski, dean’s list; Lorayne
Schultz, dean’s list; Andrew Turner,
dean’s list; Michael Krantz, dean’s list;
Hannah Anderson, dean’s list; Ryan
Mawhinney, dean’s list; George Uihlein,
dean’s list; Gretta Voss, dean’s list;
Elliott Heiking, dean’s list; Taylor Amato,
dean’s list; Hannah Douglas, dean’s list;
Markie Hornung, dean’s list; Abbigail
Bogie, dean’s list
Alex Watzke, dean’s list
Tufts University
John Merfeld, dean’s list; Olivia
Montgomery, dean’s list
Fennimore–Southwest Tech
Joshua Hegge, dean’s list
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Justin C. Bain, dean’s list; Cassandra
M. Connery, dean’s list; Hannah C.
Eldridge, dean’s list; Chloe E. Imhoff,
dean’s list; Bretton A. Jaggi, dean’s list;
Sarah K. Prescott, dean’s list
Loras College
Noah B. TeDuits, dean’s list
Noelle M. Henneman, dean’s list;
Amanda N. Runde, dean’s list; Jacob T.
Toman, dean’s list

444 Construction,
Trades & Automotive
HELP WANTED: Looking for a Heavy
Equipment Operator for Residential Pit/
Quarry experience preferred. and also
looking for a Dump Truck Driver w/CDL
license. If qualified and interested please
call 608-835-3630 or 608-835-5858

446 Agriculture,
Landscaping & Lawn Care
Company is experienced and professional. Call Ron at 608-217-6662

449 Driver, Shipping
& Warehousing
COURIER • Naviant is looking for a courier to be the face of Naviant's physical
records division. We are looking for a
well-rounded individual that can provide
traditional courier duties as well as complete tasks in our warehouse and production area. Courier and forklift experience
is a plus but will train for the right fit. If
you are interested, please email Tricia
Shields @

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Our Hunters will Pay Top $$$ To hunt your land. Call for a Free
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& REGIONAL RUNS! Dedicated Fleet, Top Pay, New Assigned
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DRIVERS: CO Guaranteed Pay!
Regional Dedicated, M-F
CDL-A w/Tank/Haz End
area paving company accepting applications for CDL drivers and laborers. Full
time May thru October. for more information call 608-842-1676

451 Janitorial & Maintenance
JANITORIAL / Custodian Cleaning Job
in Verona. We are currently hiring night
time staff for cleaning from 6pm-10pm
or 6pm-11pm, Monday-Friday. Starting
pay is $9.00 per hour with semi-annual
performance based raises. Call or text
Kevin today for more information and set
up an interview, 608-228-8729. Cleen
Trax Maintenance Inc

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

548 Home Improvement
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
"Honey Do List"
No job too small
THEY SAY people don’t read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

PAR Concrete, Inc.
• Driveways
• Floors
• Patios
• Sidewalks
• Decorative Concrete
Phil Mountford 516-4130 (cell)
835-5129 (office)



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

602 Antiques & Collectibles
"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"
Customer Appreciation Week!
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

2-bedroom, walkout-patio, water. Private
Owner. No Pets. $850 mo. Available
mid-July 608-212-0829
VERONA 2 Bed Apts. Available - 2
bed/2 bath luxury apartments at West
End with in-unit laundry, stainless appliances, wood floors, fitness center,
on-site office, 24/7 emergency maintenance. Large dogs welcome. From
$1,440/mo. Details at 608-255-7100 or

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

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

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

750 Storage Spaces For Rent

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

CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It
pays to read the fine print.

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

STOUGHTON- 2216 Meadow Green 5/7
Saturday 8-2pm. Women's clothes, girl
clothes 5-10, jewelry, car seats play
kitchen, toys, games, dishes, nice Badger Red futon, household, furniture

970 Horses
16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

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

DiDn’t Sell at the GaraGe Sale?

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016


St. Vinny’s picks up
for free!
Call 278-2920 to schedule
a free home pick up.

Can’t wait?
Drop off leftovers during open hours
St. Vinny’s Verona
513 W. Verona Ave.
Monday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10:30 am - 6 pm

414 S Arthur Circle: Women’s clothing sale, 100” of items, many never
worn. Sizes XL-1X $3.00 or less.
Jewelry making supplies, stamp sets.
483 Aspen Ct.: Thurs-Sat 7am.
Bookcases, bikes, housewares, barstools, lamps, jewelry, clothes, bedding, furniture, exercise tape, holiday
decorations, child items. Cash only
403 E Chapel Royal Dr.: May 6 &
7, 7:00-5:00. Furnish/decorate your
whole home here! Almost new table/
chairs, end tables, couch, lamps, curtains, bedspreads, leather hassocks,
designer purses, jackets/coats. NO
MORE BABIES: stroller, highchair,
car seat, monkey bedding-set, kitchen playset, water-table, books, boys
clothes to size 4 AND MORE!
401-439 Cross Country Rd.: (Heritage Woods). Fri/Sat 8am-2pm.

664 Lawn & Garden

313 Edward St.: Fri-Sat 9am-5pm.
Cross country skis like new, sewing
machine cabinet, good quality ceiling
lights, hammocks, artificial Christmas tree, hardware, tools, golf equipment and sundry household items

LANDSCAPE TREE sale. Norway Pine
2-3ft, $35. Red and Sugar Maple 3-8ft,
$35-$85. All in containers, ready to plant.
Call 608-719-7068 Sunset Acres Tree

696 Wanted To Buy

681 Fairview Terrace: Friday 8:30-5,
Saturday 8:30-3. Moving sale. Hand
tools, photo equipment, housewares,
kids toys, games and much more.

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

1391 Fritz Rd. S of Verona: 5/7 yard
/household tools, unfinished carpentry wood and flooring, hunting, karate, fitness, golf, disposable coveralls,
jewelry, work gloves, large air compressor, more.

705 Rentals
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

771 Gatsby Glen Dr.: Fri-Sat 8-4.
Multi-Family. Men’s/women’s clothes,
household, toys.
638 Grace St.: Friday-Saturday 8-5.
Maple twin beds, hickory lumber,
curtain rods, sleeping bags, tools
and misc.
200 E Harriet St.: Thurs-Sat, Kitchen, household, DVDs, furniture, collectables, Advanced Sales Welcome.
Questions call 216-3941.
551 Hickory Ct.: Fri-Sat 8-1. Estate/
Sale, furniture, tables, chairs, hutches, lighting, trunks, comics, collectibles, tools.

310 Lincoln St.: Thur-Sat 8am-4pm.
Moving Sale, 2-family vintage bikes,
sporting goods. Tools, many antique
deer head mounts, patio furniture
410 Lincoln St.: Friday, 5/6 and Saturday 5/7. 8am-1pm each day. Moving, 19 years worth of stuff. Furniture,
toys, (Playmobile and Beanie Babies
and American Girl), clothing, house
hold items and much more..
210 Ridge View Trail: Fri & Sat. Baby
gear, clothes, girls NB-5, boys NB-3T
maternity, toys.

815 Jenna Ct.: Thu-Sat. 6 families,
housewares, plus size clothes, crafts,
furniture, cash only.

222 Ridge View Trail: Thurs-Sat
7am-noon, Infant-Adult clothing,
toys, baby and household items

300 Jenna Dr.: May 5-7 (8-5)
new/used winter/summer clothing
+ accessories, shoes/boots, baby
toys, electronics, DVD player, HDTV,
books/CDs, seasonal + collectibles,
housewares, bedding, jewelry, bike,
accent tables, lamps, full bed, furniture, Longaberger, PitBull Cycle
Rack, toolbox, more.

Multi-family. Household items, furniture, comic books, Radio Flyer wagon, oriental rug.

933 Jenna Dr.: May 6/7--Fri 7:305, Sat 8-3. Twin boys--3T-5T, some
2T; Girls 3mo-5T. Gymboree,
Lands End, Janie & Jack, LL Bean,
etc. Shoes galore, boots, snow
pants. High-chair, pack-n-play, Medela breast-pump, car-seats, jogging/regular strollers, exersaucer,
MORE. Lots of toys, books, bikes/
trikes, glider rocker, household items
too. See Craigslist ad.

402 Todd St.: May 6 & 7, 8am-4pm.
Dated/numbered wildlife prints, Sam
Timm, Rick Kelly, Micheal Seves,
Don Klotzke, furniture, musky/bluegill fishing equipment, lawn/garden
tools, kitchen items, Rosette Iron,
glassware, buckets of golf balls,
Christmas tree/ornaments, size 10
clothes, more.
101 Valley View St.: Fri 7:30-11:30
Sat 7:30-4. Longaberger baskets,
high chair, books, DVD’s, adult
clothes, lots more items and many
$1 or less.

Garage Sale Left-Overs?
Drop off at

THEY SAY people don’t read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

Call Kevin at 608-444-6778

Monday FOR THE Verona Press

STOUGHTON- 648 Bass Lake Rd 5/55/7, 8am-4pm. Household furniture some
antique, garden art, garden tools. Small
appliances. New shoes, purses, cookbook-collection, tools, puzzles, books.
Much More!

OREGON 3-BEDROOM duplex, 3
baths, 2.5 car garage. Over
1,700 sq. ft. Quiet area. Smoke-free.
Small pet. $1,1495+/mo. 216 Thomson
Lane. 608-835-9269.

Monday - Friday
Generally Home Every Night
Must be 21 years old and have
3 years CDL experience.

PASTURE FOR Rent 25 acres. $750
Llamas preferred. Verona Township.


STOUGHTON- 2074 Nancy Lane 3 miles
North of Stoughton off Co. N. Friday and
Saturday, May 6 and 7, 7am-6pm each
day. Moving, Estate, Art and Garage
Sale! Check craigslist to see photos of
many sale items.

Class A Semi-Driver

965 Hay, Straw & Pasture

BROOKLYN- 34 N Union Rd Estate/
Garage Sale. May 5-6-7 8am-5pm.
Watch for the Signs

STOUGHTON- 1937 W Main. May 5
12-5, 5/6-7:30-5 5/7 8-? Double stroller,
pedal car, activity toy, american Girl
Stroller, crib, kids-adult clothing, furniture, household windows

Help Wanted

OREGON. CALL JEFF 608-575-2190

652 Garage Sales

EVANSVILLE- 143 W Main St. Thursday
5/5, 8am-5pm Friday, 5/6 8am-5pm.
Sat 5/7 8am-5pm Many estate items,
motorized scooter (like new), cast ironclaw-foot bathtub, vintage postcards &
advertising, antiques & collectibles, butter churn, Hummels, mirrors, wheelchair,
jewely, everyday household items, set
of Haviland Blue Garland (Germany)
dishes, holiday decorations, kitchenware,
washstand, men's table, pictures, books,

in the Classifieds!
835-6677 or

802 Commercial &
Industrial For Lease

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

STOUGHTON- 3 blocks from Sandhill
School. Two Bedroom one bath, finished
basement with shower bath. Two car
garage. Central A/C, all appliances. Non
Smoking, No pets. $1050 per month +
utilities. Available June 6. Phone 608873-0879 after 5pm

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

801 Office Space For Rent

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


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


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

STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.

990 Farm: Service
& Merchandise

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

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



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.

SHARE YOUR Space and Save – We
roommate match individuals in 2 bed/2
bath luxury apartments at West End
Apartments in Verona. These luxury
apartments have all of the extras, come
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Verona Area High School school and parent liaison Frank Rodriguez chaperoned the trip during spring

Students get ‘amazing opportunity’ in Peru
Unified Newspaper Group

At least one group of
Verona Area High School
students didn’t stop learning during spring break.
The group of 30 traveled
to Peru to visit Machu Picchu and experience a different culture for the week.
“Peru was a really amazing opportunity to improve
S p a n i s h s k i l l s , ex p a n d

Students visited the Incan ruins in Peru during a spring break trip.

knowledge about foreign
cultures and build friendships,” Jordan Pertzborn
wrote in an email. “Staying
with a host family was an
amazing way to really see
what the everyday life is
like for people from Cusco,
For Evan Fernandez, who
also went on the trip, it was
a new perspective.
“Seeing a country that’s
so vastly different from

what I am accustomed
to here was humbling,
and it reminded me that I
shouldn’t stay so caught up
in my little world here at
home,” Fernandez said in
an email.
Students also went out
on Lake Titicaca, ate local
food and climbed mountains during their trip,
which was chaperoned by
VAHS school and parent
liaison Frank Rodriguez.

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