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The Platteville Journal

Candidates
from 2015
run again
Your spring election ballot may look

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like a 2015 ballot instead of a 2016 ballot in at least two races.
With the deadline Tuesday at 5 p.m.
to file for candidacy, a number of candidates from last years municipal and
school board elections will be running
again this year.
One candidate will be running in a
different race from one year ago. Jeremy Johnson, who ran for the Platteville School Board last year, will be running instead for the Platteville Common

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Council at-large seat being vacated by


retiring Ald. Mike Denn.
Darrel Browning, who finished second in the 2013 at-large race and third
in the 2014 at-large race, was also circulating nominating papers Monday
and Tuesday.
Don Francis was the only filed candidate for the District 1 seat held by
retiring Ald. Barb Stockhausen as of
Tuesday morning.
Denn and Stockhausen are retiring

after one term each on the council.


Stockhausen defeated Common Council president Mike Dalecki, and Denn
defeated at-large Ald. Steve Becker, in
the 2013 election. Stockhausen ran for
both seats, finishing third in the atlarge primary.
The winner of each seat will serve a
three-year term.
The city ballot will also include
the Platteville Move to Amend referSee CANDIDATES page 5A u

The 2016 theme downtown: Construction

Sports: 12A

The cradle
of coaches
Three UWPlatteville
graduates are now NCAA
Division I basketball
coaches with Greg Gard
taking over at Wisconsin
last month.

SPORTS: 12A

Index

Plunkett Raysich Architects

Business 2B
Church directory
8A
Classifieds
4B
Court news
6B
Education 9B
Entertainment 7A
The First Amendment 4A
FYI 5A
Government Journal 5A
I See by The Journal 8B
Legal notices
5B
Livingston/Rewey 3B
Platteville chamber 8A
Society 3B
SouthWest 1B
Sports 12A
The Week
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City hall leases move Library Block forward


The Library Block (above) will be across the street from Steves Pizza Palace, with the proposed new restaurant on the other side.

by Steve Prestegard

plattevillejournaleditor@gmail.com

A pair of Platteville Common Council votes may pave


the way for the closing on the

last piece of the Library Block


as early as this week.
In a special meeting Dec. 29,
the council unanimously approved a lease for Municipal

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Welcome Home, Capt. Mom

Belmont native back from South Korea, on


their way to New Mexico for the Air Force
Story and photo by Kayla Barnes
The Dodgeville Chronicle

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floor of the Municipal Building, with the entrance on Mineral Street. The clinics lease is
through the end of 2017.
See LEASES page 3A u

Two meetings this month will give


more direction on the fate of the proposed restaurant and brewpub next to
Steves Pizza Palace at 175 W. Main St.
in Platteville.
The Platteville Common Council is
expected to vote Tuesday on the proposed vacating of part of Jones Street,
the alley to the west of Steves Pizza,
to allow the restaurant to be built and
for parking.
The city Historic Preservation Commission is scheduled to meet this week
and Jan. 19 on the proposed addition to
the building as well as demolition of the
buildings at 45 S. Chestnut St. and 155
W. Main St. The commission meeting Dec.
15 didnt vote due to a lack of quorum.
Steves Pizza owner John Patakos
See RESTAURANT page 3A u

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Library building when the entire project is completed.


The clinic will be moving into
the vacated police department
space on the east side of the first

Restaurant votes
set for this month

The person who guesses the total snowfall accumulation from Dec. 1,
2015 to March 31, 2016
(closest without going
over) will win a free Blizzard a month for a year.
Enter at Dairy Queen and
Country Kitchen in Platteville and The Platteville
Journal by Wednesday,
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Building space for the Neighborhood Health Partners clinic,


which is vacating its current
space, then moving into the
current Platteville Public

Capt. Brenda Martin surprised Amelie and Anders Dec. 18.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Brenda Martin has


been stationed at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea for the past year.
Martin came back and surprised her children, Amelie, 5, and Anders, 4, at Belmont Elementary School, where they attend kindergarten and Pre-K.
Staff and teachers at the school helped coordinate getting the kids together, telling them
a special person was going to stop by to read
to them.
A Welcome Home cake was made and the
students created an American flag on a white
bed sheet, using their hands to create the
stars and stripes.

The students were also asked to wear red,


white and blue.
Martin, a Belmont High School alumna,
couldnt pass up the opportunity to surprise
the kids Dec. 18, the day before she told them
she would be home.
Its just hard to parent through a screen,
Martin said addressing the use of technology
she uses to communicate with her kids.
Martin joined the Air Force in May 2009
when she was commissioned as a second lieutenant as a Reserve Officers Training Corps
graduate from the University of Minnesota.
I joined to serve, travel the world and to
challenge myself, she said.
From there she was stationed in Germany
for three years, then Minot, N.D. for two years
and now returning from South Korea. She and
her children are headed to New Mexico for the
next step in her journey.
See MARTIN page 3A u

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