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Pool or
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With $2.6 million
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prepares to debate
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JIM FEROLIE
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Anya Xi practices part of the second- and third-graders dance a week and a half before the performance at UW-Platteville.

Taking its show on the road


VAIS kids to perform at Platteville Chinese New Year event

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In recent years, Verona Area International School has invited parents to


a school-wide celebration of the Chinese New Year.
This year, though, the Chinese language immersion school is instead
taking its annual show on the road, as
about three dozen students are set to
perform at an event at UW-Platteville
to celebrate the upcoming Year of the

Rooster.
Its a big deal, said global arts
teacher Sarah Shaw. Its a lot of recognition, publicity.
UW-Plattevilles Confucius Institute, a Chinese organization that
promotes Chinese language learning worldwide, invited the school to
be part of the event, Shaw said. The
institute has recognized VAIS on the
past and worked with the school on

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What: UW-Platteville Confucius Institute Chinese New Year celebration
When: 1-3p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28
Where: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik
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St., Platteville
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SCOTT GIRARD
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All Verona Area School District


staff members will have priority
placement in the Two Way Immersion
program.
That decision Monday night, on
a unanimous vote from the board
against the recommendation of staff,
is likely a precursor to a broader policy on placement for children of staff

members districtwide, based on comments from a pair of board members.


But for now, with 2017-18 kindergarten enrollment already underway
for two weeks, Mondays action helps
to settle an outstanding question about
availability of the program. It offers a
new benefit to staff, allowing those
with children about to enroll in kindergarten to enter the TWI program
and possibly reducing the number of
seats available to others who arent on
the priority list.
While the rule applies to both resident and non-resident staff members,
a non-resident staff members child

The

Verona Press

always five years out, but


never did a serious effort
emerge.
That could change as
soon as next week.
The Common Council
meets Monday to fulfill a
promise made during the
budget process considering whether to put some
of the millions left over

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Verona Area School District

22 meetings in
outreach plan

Board approves TWI priority placement for all staff


School would be based on
attendance area

What: Committee of
the whole meeting on
aquatic options
When: 7p.m. Monday,
Jan. 30
Where: Verona City
Center, 111 Lincoln St.
TV: VHAT, Ch. 98

first would have to get into the district


through open enrollment and hope
spots in TWI are still open to get into
the program.
Board members hoped the new
low-cost to no-cost way of enhancing the life of some of our faculty
members, as Russell King said, will
help retain staff members in the dual
language-immersion program, which
administrators have said can present
challenges in staffing.
Board members Noah Roberts, Amy Almond and Meredith

Turn to TWI/Page 13

Board, staff
cautioned on
advocacy rules
SCOTT GIRARD
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In less than 10 weeks,


voters will decide whether the Verona Area School
District can build a new
high school and related
projects.
That time will be full of
communication from the
district trying to inform

Wisconsin Singers

voters about the referendum, its tax impact and


why the board decided to
ask for it now.
Consultant Jill Huskisson, a communications
specialist with Epstein
Uhen Architects, told
board members Monday
an important goal over the
next two months is not so
much what youre pushing
out but what youre hearing.
We dont want a community members question

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limited, a determined
group of Verona citizens
lobbied to build a community pool.
When that effort failed
spectacularly in an emotionally charged advisory
referendum, supporters
accepted their fate, and the
issue died down. For years,
the city kept an unspecified aquatic center on its
capital improvement plan,

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A night of
Making

The four Verona Area


School District area
attendance elementary
schools each hosted a
Maker Night Thursday,
Jan. 19. The evening
allowed parents to see
what their children have
been working with in
the schools Maker
Spaces, which are
focused on allowing
students to create, both
through technology like
coding and old staples
like LEGOs.

On the Web
See more photos from the
VASD elementary Maker
Night:

Photo by Scott Girard

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) helps students in the Verona Area School District
18-21-year-old transition program organize food donations at Badger Prairie Needs Network Friday, Jan. 20. Pocan spent an hour at BPNN while skipping the inauguration of
President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.

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Pocan visits BPNN during inauguration


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
(D-Wis.) spent an hour volunteering in Verona Friday
morning at the same time
President Donald Trump
was sworn into office
an event normally attended
by every sitting member of

Congress.
But Pocan was among
dozens of Democrats who
decided to boycott the
inauguration after Trump
tweeted disparaging comments about U.S. Rep.
John Lewis (D-Ga.).

Pocan spent the time


instead at Badger Prairie
Needs Network, helping
visitors to the pantry find
food and students who
work there organize donated items.
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Paolo Lopez, 8, of Verona, finds the measurement of the tower he


built, which ended up at
43 inches.
Photos by Scott Girard

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City of Verona

Town of Verona

City plans for another TID New Town Hall


JIM FEROLIE
Verona Press editor

Days before a meeting is expected to give final approval for Verona


to create its first new tax-increment
financing district in 15 years, the city
is already working on another.
Monday the Common Council
approved a contract with its financial adviser, Ehlers, to prepare TID
9, which would include at least the
area south of West Verona Avenue and
a few blocks west of Legion Street.
Thats the spot where Verona-based
Forward Development Group has proposed knocking down an old truck
stop, a car wash, a vehicle repair shop

and several small apartment buildings


in favor of a mixed-use development
with 250 apartments, office and retail
space.
That proposal goes to the Plan
Commission next month for its general development plan after getting
mostly positive comments on its concept plan. It will still need at least one
more trip through the commission and
council and likely two before its
authorized to build, but clearly it will
also need to get approval for financial
assistance.
Thats not unusual with proposals
to redevelop blighted areas, and in
fact, it was the original reason TIF
districts were created, though many,
such as the Epic district the city
closed at the end of the year, are used
for industrial or commercial development on the fringes of cities. The
simplest and perhaps most common
use of TIF in these blight situations

is the demolition of old properties,


though sometimes it pays for newer
utility lines or some sort of developer
incentive to locate business in a citys
core, rather than its perimeter.
The city has not announced yet
what assistance FDG has requested
for its project, if any, nor does the
$14,500 contract with Ehlers divulge
the full scope of the district whether
it could extend across Verona Avenue
or further along Legion Street, perhaps.
That is part of the job of Ehlers,
to determine the potential value of
the district and therefore how much
could be spent to improve it, as well
as whether it meets legal standards
(such as the but for test of whether
the development would occur without
assistance).
Email Verona Press editor Jim Ferolie
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Street rebuild cost goes up by $214K


JIM FEROLIE
Verona Press editor

The cost of reconstruction of three


downtown streets rose by more than
$200,000 Monday after the Common
Council approved a new contract with
JI Construction for its work on South
Church, South Marietta and Grove
streets.
Actually, the cost went up long
before that, as most of the project
was completed last summer, and it
wrapped up in November. But on
Monday, alders approved the final
numbers, which public works director

In brief
Ped/bike update
After a discussion with alders,
Jacobson is packaging multiple separate sections of the bike and pedestrian plan into a single bid for work this
year including sidewalks on Main
Street and Locust Drive.
The work includes a new culvert
over the Badger Mill Creek the most
complex part of it and sidewalks or
multi-use paths from Carnes to Locust

Theran Jacobson explained were necessary because of large amount of


poor soil and other unexpected issues
that could not have been foreseen.
Thats because they are the oldest
infrastructure in the City of Verona,
which there were no records for, he
told the council.
One bizarre situation involved a
water main that dropped to about
three feet below the normal level and
essentially forced the piping to move
further underground throughout the
entire project. Another involved a
long search for a water main connection the city wanted to abandon.

So youve got extra excavation,


extra stone, extra labor, Jacobson
said.
Ald. Jack Linder (Dist. 2) wondered
what the city could do to avoid similar problems in the future, and Jacobson said hes already planning to
build costs for extra materials, labor
and time into the next project. He cautioned that state law precludes taking
that too far, or the city would be on
the hook for some that isnt used.

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The Town of Verona will


begin officially operating
out of its new Town Hall
Feb. 1.
Town Chair Mark Geller
said Monday the new building, at 7669 County Hwy.
PD, is nearly completed, with some finishing
touches left on the exterior of the main building.
The interior, as well as the
entirety of the maintenance
building and salt shed are
completed, he said.
The 13,232 square feet
of buildings, which cost
about $3.2 million, has
been under construction on
its 7-acre site since May
2016. Its the culmination
of more than a decade of
looking for a new location, which led to the town
purchasing 43 acres on the

site for $700,000 and then


selling the unneeded 36
acres to Epic for $2.5 million.
The total space between
the three new buildings
nearly doubles what the
town has, as its current
Town Hall, garage and salt
shed total 7,500 square
feet.
Geller said in an email
the new building includes
features like a secure
vault, LED lighting, a conference room and a community room that the old
building does not have.
Tax collection will continue at the current Town
Hall, at 335 N. Nine
Mound Road, through Jan.
31.
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and possibly to Whalen Road, where


part of the project would install an
island to assist pedestrian crossing
there. It also would put a sidewalk on
Locust to Bruce Street.
Ald. Luke Diaz (Dist. 3) was glad
to see quick action on the citys part,
unlike a popular perception that the
city makes plans it doesnt fund.

backing into a personal vehicle.


The vote was 5-3, with Ald. Mac
McGilvray (Dist. 1) joining the dissenters and claiming that the woman
whose car was hit was following the
citys leaf collection truck too closely on Main Street and was in its blind
spot. The trucks driver said it backed
up no more than 10 feet.
As a result of the incident, the truck
Split on crash claim
will now warn drivers to stay back
The council agreed on a split deci- because it frequently stops and backs
sion to pay a claim of just under up, rather than simply warning them
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Epic will have its day in


court.
The highest court in the
land, in fact, as the U.S.
Supreme Court recently
agreed to hear a case involving the Verona-based electronic health records company.
The case, Epic Systems
Corp. v. Lewis, was consolidated with two other labor

relations cases, according to


online Supreme Court news
source SCOTUSblog. The
court will decide whether
agreements with employees
that forbid class action lawsuits over unpaid overtime
and other employee-employer disputes are enforceable
under the Federal Arbitration
Act, according to the blog.
Epic appealed the ruling
of a lower court that was in
favor of Lewis.
The blog reported that

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the federal government


has argued the laws are not
enforceable, as the National
Labor Relations Act protects
an employees ability to take
part in those activities.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that lower courts
have been split over the
issue, with two ruling that
such agreements cannot be
enforced and a third ruling
they were legitimate.
The Epic lawsuit is one
of three filed against the

company in the last few years


related to overtime wages.
The Supreme Court currently has just eight members, one short of its usual
nine, as partisan disagreement in the U.S. Senate has
left a vacancy since Justice
Antonin Scalias death in
February 2016.
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Correction
Due to the reporters misunderstanding, the Jan. 12 article Referendum set for April 4 contained inaccurate information about
school board members advocating for or against a referendum.
They are allowed to do so as an individual, but consultants recommend they be explicit that they are not representing the entire
board in their comments.
The Press regrets the error.

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Community Voices

Some values are worth


swearing oaths to uphold

he presence of a Bible at
the inauguration of a President is largely ceremonial.
Its use at the swearing-in is not
required, and a handful of presidents have opted not to use one.
It is worthwhile, however, to
move beyond the ceremonial
and actually pledge ourselves to
attend to key values the Bible
places at the forefront of life.
I recommend we pledge ourselves to the
following biblical values not
simply because
they are biblical values,
but because
they stand at
the foundation
of our repubYurs
lic and are
essential to our
social contract.
A commitment to truth is a
biblical value worth swearing an
oath to today.
The editor of The Wall Street
Journal recently announced his
newspaper will not use the word
lies with reference to falsehoods
it discerns coming from our new
president. Journalist Dan Rather
fired back with his opinion that
avoiding the term lie is unconscionable.
Both assume falsehoods will
be spoken regularly and not alone
by the new president. Few, if any,
contradict that assumption.
Falsehood, as a matter of
course, must be stopped. We
cannot long last as a nation or
continue to merit a place of world
leadership and respect without a
deep commitment to truth. Our
future is not secure as long as the
expedient lie is favored over the
difficult truth.
When Franklin D. Roosevelt
first took the Oath of Office, this
country was in deep economic
trouble. The opening paragraph
of his inaugural address identified
that as pre-eminently the time to
speak the truth, the whole truth,
frankly and boldly.
He went on to name the

conditions the country then faced,


and the courage of his honesty
helped rally the nation. We need
to be rallied now, and not by
hornswoggle.
A commitment to unselfish
service is a biblical value worth
swearing an oath to.
Rutherford B. Hayes took the
Oath of Office in 1877 following one of the most contested
presidential elections in our
nations history. Samuel J. Tilden
appeared to have won the Electoral College vote over Hayes,
but there were questions and allegations concerning some of the
returns from some of the states.
The matter was adjudicated by
a special Electoral Commission
appointed by Congress, and it
swung the election to Hayes.
Hayes inaugural address
stressed the importance of rising
above the rancor of politics and
seeing to the needs of the nation.
The President owes his election to the zealous labors of a
political party, he said, But he
should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his
party best who serves the country
best.
It is worth pondering how
strong this community and country could be if leaders and citizens came to value service to the
common good beyond lip service
and ceremony. Can we come to
see that selfish service to party is
a secular, civic blasphemy disastrous to our future?
A commitment to caring for
the poor is another biblical value
worth swearing to.
The Bible has no quarrel with
wealth. In fact, it celebrates largesse and gives thanks for it. But
this celebration and thanksgiving
follow upon financial comfort if
and only if the largesse is put to
its proper use. That proper use
does not call for it all to be given
away, but it does insist that it be
used in a way that remembers
the widow, the poor and the foreigner living in ones midst.
A line from John F. Kennedys
inaugural address stands out now

calling for attention in our day


when the safety net for the ill,
the aged, and the disadvantaged
is in question. Kennedy, no man
of poverty, reminds us, If a free
society cannot help the many
who are poor, it cannot save the
few who are rich.
A commitment to care for the
earth is worth swearing an oath
to.
Benjamin Harrison spoke
about the land when he took the
Oath of Office in 1889. He spoke
of it as so magnificent in extent,
so pleasant to look upon, and so
full of generous suggestion to
enterprise and labor.
He ended his inaugural address
looking forward to the harvests
from the fields, the cattle from
the hills, and the ores of the
earth weighed, counted and
valued. The grand environment
was, to him, an economic commodity to be exploited.
Harrisons attitude toward the
created order is contrary to the
Bibles doctrine of the stewardship of the earth, in which
dominion over the earth is not to
come at the expense of responsibility for the Earth. Neither our
generation nor the next will be
served wisely if the environment
is seen merely as a resource to
be drawn upon for economic
benefit.
Finally, I recommend a commitment to the biblical value of
humility.
The highest faith expressed in
scripture knows it does not know
everything. The most devout
creed understands it is partial.
Our best presidents acknowledged their limitations. We are
wise to be suspicious of anyone
who does otherwise.
Let us put our hands on these
values and swear an oath to
uphold them. Better still, lets
put our feet under them and put
them into action.
The Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs is
pastor at Salem United Church
of Christ.

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Music ambassadors head to Verona


Wisconsin Singers perform for Verona Area Performing Arts Series Feb. 4
KATE NEWTON

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When Georgi Edgington


used to sit in the audience for
performances of the Wisconsin Singers, the University of
Wisconsin-Madison performance ensemble for which
she now serves as executive
producer, shed have to lean
over and tell her friends,
Stop singing, I want to hear
this!
Looking back, it was a
good problem to have, seeing
as its always been a goal of
the Singers to engage with the
thousands of people they perform for each season, Edgington told the Press in advance
of the groups upcoming
appearance for the Verona
Area Performing Arts Series.
We do want that interaction with the audience and
make them to come away
feeling like they were part of
the show, she added.
The groups 27 student
vocalists, dancers and instrumentalists will present their
2016-2017 show In Living
Color! at 7:30p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Verona
Area High School Performing
Arts Center, with the VAHS
Accidentals Vocal Jazz and
Naturals Jazz Choir groups
directed by Singers alum
Heather Thorpe opening the
performance.
The revue-style, 90-minute show ventures through
50 years of American pop
music the same number of
years the Singers will mark
as a student-run organization
next academic year featuring covers of artists ranging from Judy Garland and
Elvis Presley to Beyonce
and Bruno Mars, according to the groups website.
In Living Color! includes

What: Wisconsin Singers


for the Verona Area
Performing Arts Series
When: 7:30p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4
Where: Verona Area High
School Performing Arts
Center, 300 Richard St.
Tickets: $15 adults, $8
students 18 and under
Info: vapas.org,
wisconsinsingers.com

Photo by Stephen Baade

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ensemble performance group Wisconsin Singers will perform its show In Living
Color! as part of the Verona Area Performing Arts Series at 7:30p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center. The show features more than 50 years of music spanning genres from contemporary pop to jazz, and
artists from Elvis Presley to Beyonce.
seven themed medleys, each
with different costumes: two
highlight the Singers band
members as they lead tributes to jazz and the music of
the 80s they choreographed
themselves, while another,
the famous Fifth Quarter,
invites audiences to join in
singing Varsity, On Wisconsin and more.
And while many of the
songs will be familiar to
adult audiences, some unexpected humorous moments
like Kermit and Miss Piggy
serenading each other with
Adeles 2015 hit Hello
and appearances from other

well-known characters aim


to engage the younger crowd
as well.
Thats the goal every
year, is that the show would
be inventive and creative in
order to present the best of the
best, Edgington said. Were
really trying to tap into all
types of media, audio and
visual, to tap into the masses,
and I think the visual appeal
brings about the recognition that gives some viewers
a deeper connection to the
music.
Described since their
founding in 1967 as Official
Ambassadors of Goodwill

for the university, the Singers


are one of only three organizations sponsored by the
Dean of Students Office and
work to share their talents
with the greater Wisconsin
community by conducting
music workshops free of
charge for more than 1,000
high school and junior high
students every year, according to their website. Robin
Whitty-Novotny, who left her
long-time post as executive
producer when Edgington
took over last August, said
that title goes back to (the
groups) inception and the
intent of its founder, Arlie

Mucks Jr., then president of


the Wisconsin Alumni Association.
We were kind of his vision
of a way to get the positive
side of (the university) out
around the state, said Whitty-Novotny, who also participated in the Singers as a student. Its about showcasing
the singers with a quality performance that really reflects
on the excellence of our campus as well.
That level of quality doesnt
come overnight: in addition to
its student staff who devote
time comparable to a fulltime job to the program,

Edgington said the Singers


work with professional choreographers and arrangers in
the nine-month preparation
process before each annual
show debuts. Whitty-Novotny
acknowledged the role of that
outside talent in the Singers
history, adding that the group
will be inviting some of them
back to participate in its 50th
anniversary celebration this
November.
But as they look ahead to
that landmark show, Edgington and the group are reveling in the response In Living Color! has brought from
both new and veteran fans of
the program.
I dont think weve done
a show where we havent
had an ovation, not that thats
what were seeking, but that
just shows how much they
(audiences) enjoyed the
show, she said. And thats
our ultimate goal, to provide
that family-friendly entertainment and have people leave
the show feeling better than
when they came in.
Contact Kate Newton at kate.
newton@wcinet.com.

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eighth-graders Aayishah
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were also recognized.
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VAHS student Jaleah
Price also received the Betty Franklin-Hammonds
Scholarship. The scholarship honors Franklin-Hammonds, a former executive director of the Urban
League who died in April
1999. Recipients must be

African-American or of
African Diasporic descent,
live in Dane County, be
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school senior and have a
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its 33rd year, was organized
by the Urban League of
Greater Madison and held
Sunday, Jan. 15, at Edgewood High School.
VASD had students from
four schools recognized
based on academic performance, community service
and extracurricular participation.
The Exploration Academy students were Debrell
Fountain-Carr, Samantha
Alfonso, Sarah Quinton,
Tianna Smith and Zaria
Roller.
Verona Area High School
students recognized were
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Coming up
Food donation
Join the Million Pound Challenge to
gather food donations for the Badger
Prairie Needs Network to help support
community members struggling with
hunger.
Those interested in participating can
sign up at secondharvestmadison.org/
events/featured/million-pound-challenge
and select BPNN as the beneficiary.
Through April 30 for every exercise hour
or every pound of weight loss, BPNN
will get 10 pounds of food courtesy of
the Princeton Club and the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.
Individuals, groups/organizations and
schools are welcome to participate in the
free challenge.
For information, visit bpnn.org.

Film screening
The library will host a screening of
the 1930 film All Quiet on the Western
Front from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 26.
Professor Jonathan Pollack will lead
a discussion following the film, which
follows a group of idealistic young
men as they join the German Army
during World War I. A light meal will

be available before the screening from


5-5:30 p.m. This film is presented in
conjunction with the exhibition World
War I and America, which was on display at the library through Jan. 23.
For information, call 845-7180.

VACTs South Pacific


Verona Area Community Theater will
present its production of the 1940s musical South Pacific at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, Friday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Verona High School
Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St.
The cast includes Paige Fecteau as
Nellie Forbush, an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during
World War II, and Sam Marley as Emile
de Becque, the expatriate French plantation owner she falls in love with. The
production is directed by Dale Nickels,
co-choreographed by Marsha Heuer and
Liz Nickels and produced by Dee Baldock.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for
seniors and students. For information or
to reserve tickets, call 845-2383 or visit
vact.org.

together by visiting the Badger Prairie


Needs Network, 1200 E. Verona Ave.,
from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
28. Participants can drop in anytime
during the time frame, and no appointment is necessary. A 8.5x11-inch color
print will be provided.
For information, call 848-2499.

Swing band
Those looking to hear vintage music
by vintage musicians can watch the
Retro Swing Band perform from 1-2
p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the senior
center. The band consists of 18 mostly retired musicians who play original
arrangements culled from the personal
collections of its members, and other
music from the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
For information, call 845-7471.

Birthday, anniversary party

Join the senior center for the February


birthday and anniversary party beginning
at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Lunch will be served at 11:45 and live
entertainment provided by the Sutters
Brothers will begin at 12:30 p.m. (reservations required by noon Tuesday, Jan.
Family portraits
31). For information or to make a reserFamilies can get a free portrait done vation, call 845-7471.

Community calendar
Thursday, January 26

4-5:30 p.m., Teen Gaming (ages


11-18), library, 845-7180
5:30-8:30 p.m., Film screening and
discussion: All Quiet on the Western
Front (1930), library, 845-7180
7:30 p.m., Verona Area Community
Theater presents: South Pacific
($15 adult, $10 students/seniors;
reserve at 845-2383), Verona High
School Performing Arts Center, 300
Richard St., vact.org

Friday, January 27

1 p.m., Movie Matinee: Rain Man


(R; 134 min.), senior center, 8457471
7 p.m., Broken Wheel, Tuvalu
7:30 p.m., Verona Area Community
Theater presents: South Pacific
($15 adult, $10 students/seniors;
reserve at 845-2383), Verona High
School Performing Arts Center, 300
Richard St., vact.org

Saturday, January 28

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Free family


portraits (drop-in; no appointment

necessary), BPNN, bpnn.org


11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Kitchen
free community meal, BPNN, bpnn.
org
7 p.m., Common Chord, Tuvalu
7:30 p.m., Verona Area Community
Theater presents: South Pacific
($15 adult, $10 students/seniors;
reserve at 845-2383), Verona High
School Performing Arts Center, 300
Richard St., vact.org

Monday, January 30

1-2 p.m., Retro Swing Band performance, senior center, 845-7471


6:30-8:30 p.m., Microsoft Word
2010 Basics II class (registration
required), library, 845-7180

Wednesday, February 1

11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Birthday


and anniversary party (reservations
required), senior center, 845-7471

Thursday, February 2

4 p.m., Anime Club (grades 6-12),


library, 845-7180
6-7 p.m., Evening Caregiver Support Group (repeats first and third

Thursdays; refreshments 5:30-6


p.m.), senior center, 845-7471

Friday, February 3

9 a.m., Chat and Chew program


with city administrator Jeff Mikowski,
senior center, 845-7471
1 p.m., Movie Matinee: Royal
Wedding (93 min.), senior center,
845-7471
7 p.m., Madison Songwriter Showcase, Tuvalu

Saturday, February 4

10-11 a.m., Bring on Spring concert with David Landau, Verona Area
High School Performing Arts Center,
300 Richard St., 920-210-2502
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Kitchen
free community meal, BPNN, bpnn.
org
7 p.m., Fifth Annual Jay Lechler
Tribute Show, Tuvalu
7:30 p.m., Wisconsin Singers perform for the Verona Area Performing Arts Series, Verona Area High
School Performing Arts Center, 300
Richard St., wisconsinsingers.com

Whats on VHAT-98
Thursday, January 26
7 a.m. Harp Music at
Senior Center
8 a.m.- Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
2 p.m. Zumba Gold
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Al Anderson at
Senior Center
6 p.m. Salem Church
Service
7 p.m. Wayne the Wizard
at Senior Center
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
Friday, January 27
7 a.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
1 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
3 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
4 p.m. Al Anderson at
Senior Center
5 p.m. 2015 Wildcats
Football
8:30 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
10 p.m. Harp Music
11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Saturday, January 28
8 a.m. Common Council
from Jan. 23

11 a.m. Verona 90-91


Boys Basketball
1 p.m. 2015 Wildcats
Football
4:30 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council
from Jan. 23
9 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Sunday, January 29
7 a.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
9 a.m. Resurrection Church
10 a.m. Salem Church
Service
Noon - Common Council
from Jan. 23
3 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
4:30 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council
from Jan. 23
9 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Monday, January 30
7 a.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
1 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
3 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
4 p.m. Al Anderson at

Senior Center
5 p.m. 2015 Wildcats
Football
7 p.m. Committee of the
Whole Live
9 p.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
10 p.m. Harp Music
11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Tuesday, January 31
7 a.m. Harp Music
10 a.m.- Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
2 p.m.- Zumba Gold
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Al Anderson at
Senior Center
6 p.m. Resurrection
Church
8 p.m. Wayne the Wizard
at Senior Center
9 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
Wednesday, February 1
7 a.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
1 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
3 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
5 p.m. Committee of the
Whole from 01-30-17
7 p.m. Capital City Band
8 p.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center

10 p.m. Harp Music


11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Thursday, February 2
7 a.m. Harp Music
8 a.m.- Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Al Anderson at
Senior Center
6 p.m. Salem Church
Service
7 p.m. Wayne the Wizard
at Senior Center
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society

All Saints Lutheran Church


2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
allsaints-madison.org
Pastor Rich Johnson
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.
The Church in Fitchburg
2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 271-2811
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Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m.
Fitchburg Memorial UCC
5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
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Pastor Phil Haslanger
Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m.

Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,


Verona
Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
a.m., St. Andrew, Verona

St. James Lutheran Church


ELCA
427 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-6922
stjamesverona.org
Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Narum
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.

Good Shephard Lutheran


Church ECLA
(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.

Salem United Church of Christ


502 Mark Dr., Verona
(608) 845-7315
salemchurchverona.org
Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry
Sunday School: 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m.
Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.

Damascus Road Church West


The Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St., Verona
(608) 819-6451
info@damascusroadchurch.com,
damascusroadonline.org
Pastor Justin Burge
Sunday: 10 a.m.

Springdale Lutheran Church


ECLA
2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
Mount Horeb
(608) 437-3493
springdalelutheran.org
Pastor Jeff Jacobs
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion

Memorial Baptist Church


201 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-7125
MBCverona.org
Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.

Sugar River United Methodist


Church
415 W. Verona Ave., Verona
(608) 845-5855
sugar.river@sugarriverumc.org,
sugarriverumc.org
Pastor Gary Holmes
9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary
worship.
Sunday School available during
worship. Refreshments and fellowship are between services.

Redeemer Bible Fellowship


130 N. Franklin St., Verona
(608)848-1836
redeemerbiblefellowship.org
Pastor Dwight R. Wise
Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship
Resurrection Lutheran Church
WELS
6705 Wesner Rd., Verona
(608) 848-4965
rlcverona.org
Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant
Pastor Benjamin Phelps
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.
St. Christopher Catholic Parish
St. Andrew Church
301 N. Main St., Verona
St. William Church
1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli
(608) 845-6613
stchristopherverona.com
Fr. William Vernon, pastor
Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew,
Verona
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William,
Paoli

West Madison Bible Church


2920 Hwy. M, Verona
(608) 845-9518
www.wmbiblechurch.org
Pastor Dan Kukasky Jr.
Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.
Zwingli United Church of
Christ
Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
(608) 832-6677
Pastor Brad Brookins
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Zwingli United Church of
Christ
Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
(608)845-5641
Rev. Sara Thiessen
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship

Protect Your Health


The advice to protect your health might seem obvious,
but then why do so many of us engage in unhealthy lifestyles? Most of us eat too much and exercise too little.
We ignore our need for sleep, we drive carelessly, and
otherwise adopt lifestyles which put our health at risk.
Good health is both intrinsically and extrinsically good.
That is, it is inherently good, or good in and of itself, but
it is also good as a means to other ends, such as happiness. It is difficult to be happy if you are sick or simply
living a very unhealthy life, and without good health it is
almost impossible to enjoy the other good things in life.
So protect your health as one of lifes greatest assets,
and if you are neglecting any of the major contributors
to good health, make a genuine effort to work on them.
Dont rationalize your bad health habits by thinking that
experts disagree on these issues. There may be disagreement on some of the details of healthy living, but there is
broad consensus on the essentials of healthy living. Eat a
variety of healthy foods, exercise daily, get enough sleep
every night (and have a regular sleep schedule), avoid
dangerous activities, such as driving while distracted or
not wearing a seatbelt, and avoid dangerous drugs. Its
pretty simple, and the benefits of healthy living are inestimable. Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health
and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is
getting along well.
3 John 1:2 NIV

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

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Enchanted
Evening in the
South Pacific
Verona Area Community Theater held the opening weekend of its South
Pacific performances Friday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 22.
The musical, which
debuted on Broadway in
1949 and is based on the
1947 book Tales of the
South Pacific follows an
American nurse stationed
on a South Pacific island
during World War II. The
nurse falls in love with an
older expatriate Frenchman,
and that and other romances
highlight racial prejudice
issues.
The performances continue this weekend, Thursday,
Jan. 26, through Saturday,
Jan. 28. All shows are at
7:30p.m. For information
or tickets, visit vact.org.

Photos by Scott Girard

The Sailors, Seabees and Marines sing Bloody Mary about the woman (Janine Gardner) who sells grass skirts on the island as she tries to sell them to the
Scott Girard military men to send home to their girlfriends.

Nellie Forbush (Paige Fecteau) dances with a pair of nurses during


Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.

Bloody Mary (Janine Gardner) explains the nearby island, Bali Hai, in a song to Lt. Joseph Cable (Daniel Jajewski),
who only recently arrived in the South Pacific.

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City of Verona

New licenses
at Hop Haus,
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Handmade creations abound, classes offered at JNJ Craftworks


SAMANTHA CHRISTIAN
Unified Newspaper Group

When Jerina Vincent realized


she either had to go online or drive
to Madison to find a variety of
handcrafted gifts, she was inspired
to open her own store in Verona.
JNJ Craftworks, which opened
in September in Prairie Oaks
Center, supports dozens of local
artists by selling their handmade
items and providing them with
a space to teach others through
classes like basket weaving and
embroidery.
Along its walls are fine
art paintings, artificial floral
arrangements, pottery and T-shirts
(including Girl Wonderful and
licensed Badgers and Packers
gear), and its shelves are full
of handbags, coffee mugs, doll
clothes, baby products, organic
skincare and soy candles.
Vi n c e n t , t h e s t o r e s o n l y
employee, also makes and sells
her own greeting cards, hair
accessories and jewelry.
I am very crafty, she said.
She hopes the stores presence
will help foster creativity within
the community, and one of her
goals is to invite area students to
sell their artwork there one day
each year. One of its rooms can
also be rented out for parties or
meetings.
JNJ Craftworks is always
looking to represent more local
vendors, who can either pay
the store a monthly rental fee, a
percentage of the cost of its sold
goods or a combination of both.
T h e s t o r e s i nv e n t o r y i s
constantly changing, especially
with each season and holiday, and
its 50 vendors (two of which are
teachers in the Verona Area School
District) bring in new products at
least once per month.
Once they make it they bring
it, Vincent said.
She said people often come into
the store looking for something
one-of-a-kind.
Thats what Im hearing from
the customers, its affordable and
its handmade, she said.

JIM FEROLIE
Verona Press editor

Photo by Samantha Christian

Jerina Vincent opened JNJ Craftworks on Sept. 12, and sells cards that she makes, along with various fine art,
jewelry and gifts made by about 50 Wisconsin-based vendors.

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she was expected to talk almost
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physically difficult with a TMJ
disorder that affects her jaw.
With the full support of her
husband and young daughter, Vincent
decided to quit her job in June 2015
and pursue a new career path.
My flash of inspiration was
simple, she wrote on her website. If
we didnt have my kind of gift shop,
why dont I open it myself?
Vincent, who holds a masters
degree in business administration,
gained retail experience last year
while working at Walgreens in
Verona and taking online courses to
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Sports

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The

Verona Press
For more sports coverage, visit:
ConnectVerona.com

Girls hockey

Player of the
Week
From Jan. 20-27

Name: Sierra Berg


Grade: Sophomore
Sport: Hockey
Position: Forward
Photo by Jeremy Jones

Verona senior Ella Hall (11) tries to stick check the puck away from Central Wisconsin defenseman Jamie Henrickson. The Metro Lynx girls
hockey co-op lost the nonconference game 7-1.

The eye of the Storm

Metro Lynx split pair of games


against top 10 teams
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

In order to be considered one of the best


teams in the state, you have to not only
play the best but also beat the best.
The Metro Lynx girls hockey co-op
have played a tough schedule, but Tuesday evening was undoubtedly the teams
biggest test.
Hosting the top-ranked Central Wisconsin Storm, the ninth-ranked Lynx (11-2-4
overall, 5-0-2 Badger Conference) could
do little more than tip their hats after falling 7-1 inside Madison Ice Arena.
As deep as any team in the state, the
Storm showcased their talent in the second and third periods to pull away from
the Metro Lynx with six goals.
The Storm (13-3-0) have not lost to a
Wisconsin team so far this season, running their regular winning streak to 24
games, dating back to last January.
Theyre obviously a very talented team
and well coached by Pete Susens who has
been around the game for a long time,
Metro Lynx head coach Derek Ward said.
They were a very fast team that didnt
drop off much from their first to fourth
line.
The Storms leading scorer, Kateleyn
Ramthun added a pair of goals over the
final five minutes to ice the win for Central Wisconsin.

Whats next
The Metro Lynx host the Sun Prairie co-op at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Madison Ice Arena
and travel to Ozaukee Ice Center to take on Cedarburg at noon Saturday

Badger Conference
Team
Metro Lynx
Cap City
Rock County
Viroqua
Badger Lightning
Icebergs

W-L-T Points
5-0-2
12
5-0-1
11
4-2-1
10
2-4-0 4
1-4-0
2
0-7-0 0

Sydney McKersie stopped 21 shots on


goal in the loss, while Chloe Wesbrooks
(10) and Athena Kayler (1) combined for
11 saves for the Storm.
The Metro Lynx outshot the Storm 6-5
in the first period and were unable to finish, while Central Wisconsin snuck in a
late goal.
Lynx goaltender Sydney McKersie
stopped the initial save from Erin Gruber,
but saw the puck bounce off her left arm
and onto the stick of Eden Gruber, who
flipped the puck into an open net with a
little more than a minute left in the first
period.
The second period belonged to the
Storm, which possessed the puck in the

Metro Lynx zone for long stretches and


rang up two goals on 11 shots.
Emma Kysely scored a hard-working
goal off a scrum in front of McKersie
midway through the period and Kenna
Bailey got the Lynx goaltender moving
across the crease and slid the puck under
her to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Lynx lone goal came three minutes
into the third period when Nicole Osborn
put a shot on goal from the neutral zone.
Chloe Westbrook misjudged the trajectory
of the puck and it snuck past her.

Metro Lynx 3, Rock County 1


The Metro Lynx all but guaranteed itself
at least a top-two playoff seed Friday.
Madison knocked off the 10th-ranked
Rock County Fury 3-1 inside the Madison
Ice Arena.
After what had been a back-and-forth
game through the first 32 minutes, Metro
Lynx sophomore Sierra Berg netted the
game-winning power-play goal with two
minutes left in the second period.
The girls were all really amped up to
play this game after losing to Beloit in
the sectional finals to go to state last year,
and tying them earlier this season, Ward

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Girls basketball

Luehring returns on fire at Spartans


ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor

It is an understatement to
say that the Verona Area High
School girls basketball team
missed the presence of NCAA
Division I University of Wisconsin Green Bay recruit
Alex Luehring.
The senior returned to
the lineup Saturday night at

Madison Memorial and scored


15 of her 27 points in the second half and hit seven 3-pointers to lead the Wildcats to a
61-57 win.
Verona (8-5 overall, 7-2
Big Eight Conference) led
28-24 at halftime, but Madison
Memorial (3-10, 2-8) made it
a shootout with the two teams
each scoring 33 points in the
second half.
Junior Chandler Bainbridge

Whats next?
Verona host Madison West at 7:30p.m. Friday and travels to
Janesville Craig for a make-up game at 7:30p.m. Monday, Jan.
30
( 1 4 p o i n t s ) , s e n i o r G r a c e contributors in the win.
Schraufnagel (8 points) and
The 6-foot Rae has had
sophomore Sydney Rae
Turn to Girls BB/Page 11
(8 points) were also key

Highlights: Berg netted the


game-winning power-play goal with
two minutes left in the second period
Friday against the Rock County Fury
Honorable mentions: Alex Luehring
(girls basketball) came back from
an injury and scored 27 points
with seven 3-pointers in a win over
Madison Memorial Saturday; Nick
Pederson (boys basketball) finished
with 17 points in an overtime loss
at Beloit Memorial; Lance Randall
(wrestling) came back from a
10-0 deficit to get a pin against
Beloit Memorial in the Big Eight
Conference fifth-place dual Friday;
Zeke Sebastian (boys swimming)
won the 200-yard freestyle in 1
minute, 52.54 seconds and the
100 free (50.48). He was also on
the first-place 200 medley relay at
the Madison La Follette triple dual;
Brockton Baker (boys hockey)
scored twice in a 7-2 victory over
Beloit Memorial on Friday

Boys hockey

Wildcats win
two to move
into first place
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

Verona boys hockey took an early lead Friday and rolled for another
big conference win, defeating Beloit
Memorial 7-2.
The Wildcats skated to a 5-0 lead
before the Purple Knights scored
with 41 seconds remaining in the
second period. Beloit added a second
goal early in the third period to cut
the Verona lead to 5-2. Jack Anderson closed out the game with his second goal and Drew Dingle scored his
first over the final four minutes.
Brockton Baker had a goal in the
first two periods. Graham Sticha,
Mack Keryluk and Anderson each
added a goal. Deo Edwards had a
goal and an assist for the Purple
Knights.

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Boys basketball

Wildcats fall in overtime


ANTHONY IOZZO

Big Eight
Conference

Assistant sports editor

The Verona Area High School boys basketball team showed again Friday it can hang
with some of the better teams in the Big Eight
Conference.
While the Wildcats lost 93-79 in overtime
at Beloit Memorial, they had an opportunity
to pull off the upset in the final seconds of
regulation.
After trailing by four points at half, Verona didnt take the lead again until 50 seconds
to go. The Purple Knights tied the game right
after, giving the Wildcats the ball with 10 seconds to go.
Verona tried to get a play set up after calling timeout but couldnt get a good shot off.
In overtime, Beloit turned a couple of contested missed layups by Verona into easy
transition layups on their end. The Purple
Knights then went 12-for-14 at the free-throw
line to close out Verona (5-9 overall, 3-8 conference).
Verona head coach Alan Buss said his team
had trouble with Beloits size. The Purple
Knights (10-5, 7-4) have two 6-foot-5 senior
forwards Anthony Johnson and Bryanth
Farr that contributed and two tall guards,
6-2 senior Miguel Betancourt and 6-1 senior
Fred Brown, who were tough to stop.
The offense isnt really an issue. We are
just having a tough time stopping these teams
that have a big inside presence, head coach
Alan Buss said. It is tough to defend in this
league with all the skill and size and athleticism.
That type of size is the norm in the Big
Eight, and Beloit made the most of it by getting 10 offensive rebounds in the first half.
Buss said in addition to practicing to box
out, the team will need to limit dribble penetration. If the bigger athletes get into the
lane and miss or pass to a player who misses,
they already have position to get the offensive
rebound.

Team W-L
Madison Memorial
9-2
Janesville Craig
9-2
Sun Prairie
7-3
Beloit Memorial
7-4
Middleton 7-4
Madison East
5-6
Madison West
4-7
Madison La Follette
3-7
Verona 3-8
Janesville Parker
0-11

photo by Jeremy Jones

Taylor Lyons moves the puck through the neutral zone Tuesday evening against Central Wisconsin defenseman Kiley Hahner.

Lynx: Girls fall in top-10 showdown

Whats next?
Verona travels to fourth-ranked Madison Memorial (13-2, 9-2) at 7:30p.m.
Thursday and hosts Madison West (510, 4-7) at 7:30p.m. Saturday
The transition baskets and a lower-than-expected free-throw percentage are also hurting
Verona.
We are getting to the free-throw line, but
our percentage isnt where I need it to be,
Buss said. We talk a lot about shot selection,
too. It is not just turnovers that lead to transition baskets. It is quick shots that arent good
shots.
Senior Nate Buss led the Wildcats with 23
points, and senior Nick Pederson added 17.
Seniors John Van Handel (13) and Max
Fink (10) also contributed.
Senior Drew Freitag led Beloit with 27
points. Betancourt (19), Johnson (18) and
Brown (12) all scored in double-digits.

Continued from page 9


said. Sierra was playing
defense on the power play
and scored a real nice goal
to give us the win.
The Metro Lynx went up
two skaters, and while the
Fury were able to kill one
penalty off, a Berg shot
eluded Rock County goaltender Sarah Varga for a
2-1 lead.
Madisons Vivian Hacker
added an empty net insurance goal with 50 seconds
remaining in the third period, and Sydney McKersie
stopped 18 of 19 shots.
Sara Varga made 28 saves
for the Fury.
The Lynx dictated play
for much of the first period
but the game was scoreless
until freshman defenseman Zoe Lohrei scored with
52 seconds left with a shot

from the right circle. Fury


goalie Sarah Varga tried to
scoop up the puck, but it
snuck through her legs.
The Fury, who had skated to a 3-3 draw with Madison earlier this season,
answered with a goal seven minutes into the second period. Fury forward
Maggy Henschler got off
a wrist shot from the mid
slot that bounced past
McKersie to even the score
at 1-1.
Weve got Sun Prairie
coming up this Thursday
as kind of the game everyone has circled on their
calendar, Ward said.
While there are a couple of conference games
games left to be made up,
a win over the Cap City
Cougars would go a long
way toward helping the
Metro Lynx secure its second straight conference

title.
Not only that, Sun Prairie and Beloit are both in
our sectional, so it would
also help us get a better
seed when Feb. 5 rolls
around, Ward said.

Metro Lynx 5,
Arrowhead 0
Julia Dragoo scored once
and assisted on two other
goals Saturday as the Metro Lynx cruised 5-0 over
Arrowhead inside the Mullett Ice Center
Kara Epping added a
goal and an assist, and
Carly Baltes, Ally Conybear and Nicole Osborn
each had a goal in the win.
Gwen Parker stopped
nine shots on goal to earn
her first shut out of the season. Emily Nettesheim had
41 saves in the loss for the
non-conference Warhawks.

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The Verona Area High


School wrestling team
took on Beloit Memorial Friday in the Big Eight
Showcase at Middleton
High School for a chance
at fifth place, but the Purple Knights were able to
get seven pins as the Wildcats fell 54-30.
Verona collected five
wins in 14 matches in the
dual, but it was junior
Lance Randalls comeback
pin at 170 pounds that
stole the show.
Randall trailed 10-0 in
the second period but was
able to get a reversal and
ended up with the pin in 4
minutes. At the time, the
deficit was cut to 36-30
with three matches to go.
However, the final three
matches ended with pins
b y B e l o i t M e m o r i a l s
Linzell Burks, Matt Lindley and Ryan Caudle.
Sophomore Zakh Kalifatidi, sophomore Nathan
Feller and senior Brandon Daniels also picked
up pins. Kalifatidi pinned
Elton Rodriguez in 2:03
at 126 pounds, and Feller pinned Davian Avala in
2:49 at 132 pounds.
Daniels added his pin in
3:41 over Gustavo Badillo
at 145 pounds.
Sophomore Porter

Verona places six at


Riverdale JV tournament
The Verona Area High School wrestling team sent
seven wrestlers to the Riverdale Invitational Saturday
and three finished with winning records.
Junior Wyatt Breitnauer took first place in the 151162 pound bracket with a 3-1 record, and junior Jono
Herbst took second at 118-123 pounds, also with a
3-1 record.
Sophomore Porter Sundin-Donahue finished 4-1
but had to settle for third place at 78-98 pounds.

Whats next
Verona closes the regular season with two non-conference duals next week. The Wildcats travel to Evansville at
7p.m. Friday and host Belleville at 7p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
31
Sundin-Donahue won by
forfeit at 113 pounds.
Verona went 2-2 in the
Big Eight Conference West
division to earn a spot in
the fifth-place match with
wins over Madison West
and Madison Memorial.
The losses came to Janesville Parker and Middleton.
Sun Prairie defeated
Middleton in the firstplace match, and Janesville
Parker knocked off Janesville Craig in the thirdplace match. Madison La

Follette topped Madison


West in the seventh-place
match, and Madison East
defeated Madison Memorial in the ninth-place match.

Verona 43,
Madison West 30
The Wildcats knocked
off Madison West 43-30
on Jan. 6, with the Regents
taking three forfeits and
five o t h e r s p i c k i n g u p
wins.

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Gymnastics

Samz leads V/ME


gymnasts against
Memorial
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

Youth hockey team skates to undefeated tournament

Photo submitted

The Verona Youth Hockey PeeWee A team won the Superior Colder by the Lake Tournament in early January. The team
went undefeated, beating opponents from Waseca, Minn., Northern Lakes, Wis., Duluth and Portage Lake, Mich.
Pictured (front, from left) are: Easton Simpson, Jack Marske, Troy Tollefson, Owen Hebgen, Anthony Heinrichs and Kate
Davis (back) Conrad Moline, Abe Thompson, Rachel Mirwald, Hudson Gehrke, David Dina, Josh Haight and Carter Temple;
(not pictured) coaches Steve Simpson, Scott Mirwald, Jared Marske and Tony Heinrichs.

Boys swimming

Hockey: Keyes scores twice to top Memorial


Continued from page 9

Big Eight

Whats next

Garhett Kaegi made 26 saves for


Wildcats, while Beloits Taven Santucci stopped 31 shots.

Verona 5, Memorial 2
Jake Keyes scored twice Thursday
to help Verona avenge a home loss to
Madison Memorial five days earlier.
Keyes scored a short-handed goal
midway through the first period and
added the only even-strength goal of
the game early in the second period to
help the Wildcats win 5-2.
Memorial cut the lead in half 5
1/2 minutes into the second period,
though, when Colin Supple scored a
power-play goal. It was the start of

Verona (9-2-0) hosts Madison


West (6-2-0) in a Big Eight game
with major conference title significance at 7p.m. Friday.
The host Regents won the previous meeting 1-0 on Jan. 7.

Team
W-L-T Points
Verona
9-2-0
18
Madison West
6-2-0
12
Sun Prairie
6-3-0
12
Beloit 5-5-0 10
Janesville
4-3-0
8
Middleton 4-5-0 8
Memorial 4-7-0 8
Lakers 0-11-0 0

five-straight special team goals with


Verona scoring a power-play and two
short-handed goals.
The visiting Spartans scored the goal and two assists in the win, and
final goal scored handed with 1 1/2 Kaegi stopped 21 of 23 shots on goal.
remaining in the third period.
Ryan Kenny made 48 saves for
Sticha and Anderson each had a Madison Memorial.

Wrestling: Verona finishes 2-3 in Big Eight duals


Continued from page 10
Junior Luke Slekar
returned from an elbow
i n j u r y s u ff e r e d d u r i n g
football season and earned
an 11-2 major decision
over Alex Lemmenes at
152 pounds. Randall also
added a 9-6 decision over

Harrison Schreiber.
Pins came from junior
Jono Herbst, senior Reagan Stauffer and Daniels.
Herbst pinned Paxton Yang
in 5:35 at 113 pounds, and
Stauffer pinned Jackson
Mazena in 5:13 at 182
pounds.
Daniels earned his pin in
1:23 over Ozzy Romero at

Girls BB: Luehring reaches


1,000 career points
Continued from page 9
significant minutes for the
varsity team in the past
two games, earning the
playing time while Luehring was out with an injury.

Verona 55,
La Follette 38
T h e Wi l d c a t s h o s t e d
La Follette on Tuesday
in a make-up game from
December and Luehring
continued to shine after
coming back from her
injury with 23 points in a
55-38 win.
Luehring now has over
1,000 points for her Wildcat career.
Ve r o n a l e d 2 4 - 1 6 a t

Big Eight
Team W-L
Middleton
10-1
Sun Prairie
8-2
Verona 8-2
Madison East
9-3
Janesville Craig
6-5
La Follette
4-7
Janesville Parker 4-7
Madison Memorial 3-8
Madison West
2-9
Beloit Memorial 0-10
halftime, and Luehring
scored 15 points in the
second half to help the
Cats remain ahead.
Rae added 11 points.

145 pounds.
Freshman Henry Tang,
senior Jordan Recob and
Sundin-Donahue all won
by forfeit.

Janesville Parker 56,


Verona 18
Verona closed out the

Verona Area/Madison
Edgewood gymnast Lauren Samz won the vault
with a 9.0 and finished
runner-up on the other
three rotations Thursday
to win the varsity allaround title inside Glacier
Edge Elementary School.
The Wildcat/Crusaders placed only one other
competitor in the top three
spots, though, losing the
Big Eight Conference dual
129.65-124.525 against
Madison Memorial.
Samz finished runner-up
to Natalie Donkle (9.075)
on the floor exercise with
an 8.9 and on uneven bars

8.425-81. She also added


a second-place finish on
the balance beam to Sam
Adler (9.3) with an 8.9.
Verona/Madison Edgewood senior Maddie
Molitor who was at the
presidential inauguration
for a school trip.
Freshman Hailey
Dohnal was the only other
Wildcat/Crusader to crack
into the top three, finishing third on the floor with
an 8.325.
V/ME won the JV competition 94.375-92.45.
Irena Clarkowski (25.8)
won the all-around competition, and teammate
Annie Maher claimed the
uneven bars title with a
6.7.

Big Eight West division


schedule Jan. 12 with a
56-18 loss at Janesville
Parker.
Daniels pinned Dyvonne
Thornton in 1:37, and
sophomore Dillon Currier
and Stauffer both won by
forfeit.

Cats split Big 8 triple dual with


Middleton, La Follette
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

T h e Ve r o n a A r e a /
Mount Horeb boys swimming team split Fridays
Madison La Follette triple dual with Middleton.
Senior Zeke Sebastian
won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 52.54
seconds and the 100 free
(50.48).
Senior Bryce Hoppe
and Shane Rozeboom
placed 1-2 in the 50 free
in 22.79 and 23, respectively. Hoppe also added the 100 breaststroke
(1:05.1).
Sebastian, Hoppe and
Rozeboom were joined
by senior Jacob Wellnitz
to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:43.02.
The Wildcats defeated Madison La Follette
117-37 and fell 105-65
against Middleton.
There were several
good swims in our final

dual meet of the season,


head coach Bill Wuerger said. We should see
more substantial drops in
time as we head into the
final meets of the year.
T h e Wi l d c a t s w e r e
missing four swimmers
due to illness.
Our goal is to get
healthy and stay healthy
for the rest of the season, Wuerger said.
Jacob Busher had season-best times in both
i n d iv i d u a l eve n t s a n d
in both relay swims. He
also made his end of season goal time in the 100
free.
Veronas JV team beat
La Follette 105-18, but
lost 133-36 to Middleton.
The JV Wildcats team
have the Sun Prairie Invitational at 5p.m. Thursday.
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Pool: Decision complicated by school districts referendum for high school pool
decade ago for $5.2 million.
Middletons 800-spectator center with two pools
and two waterslides cost
about $2 million in the late
1990s.
Certainly the cost would
be higher today, though perhaps fewer amenities (such
as competition lanes and
bleachers) would be necessary given the presence of
the beach, and particularly
if the high school pool is
built.
It also will depend on
whether land is needed or if
it can be built near existing
facilities.
You probably want to
put multiple water features
together so its a dynamic
family use, Mikorski suggested.

Continued from page 1

Walker, who will be presenting on comparable


municipalities amenities,
concedes the city is one of
few its size in the area that
does not have a municipal
pool. However, that designation comes with some
qualifiers.
In addition to the beach,
which is an unusual

Photo courtesy Goodman Jewish Center

Photo by Jim Ferolie

The Goodman Aquatic Center is a nonprofit pool in the Town


of Verona.

Firemans Park has space available to link the beach with a


community pool.

amenity in itself, Veronans


also have access to an
indoor pool (the Nat) and
a nonprofit-run pool in the
Town of Verona (the Goodman Aquatic Center). In
addition, the school district
is in the midst of a referendum effort that could
end up with a new pool to
go along with a new high
school in 2020, leaving the
Verona community with
four publicly accessible
pools already.
But two of those have
limited availability the
Nats high demand led to
the 2013 shutdown of the
Verona Aquatic Club, and
the Goodman pool is only
open when Camp Shalom
is not using it. And while a
pool at the new high school
would likely free up some
time at the Nat, both pools
would be limited based on
the school districts needs
for classes and athletics.
As for the beach, McGilvray, whose kids were
i nvo l ve d i n s w i m m i n g
from a young age, recalled
during the budget process

sent out last year on the


Parks and Open Space plan,
and money for it is in the
citys budget. The question
is what form that should
take.
Last fall, the Parks Commission had planning firm
MSA put together a design
to upgrade the beach and
include a splash pad. It
included an elimination
of the fence, a new beach
house and concessions
area, revised parking and a
removal of the boat launch
area, for a total of about
$2.6 million. Walker told the
Press even if alders go with
a pool, the park will at minimum need to replace the
aging beach house with a
new shelter and bathrooms.
But if the splash pad were
located elsewhere, the cost
would be much lower.
The park board position
is out there, Mikorski said.
Its going to be a discussion of if not what the park
board has requested, then
whats the alternative. If the
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said its not as much now.
Actual statistics neither refute nor support that
claim. The beach has averaged about 6,500 visitors
per season for the past 13
years, including one season
that was abbreviated (2006)
when a storm sewer installation project made the
beach unusable.
It had about 2,500 visitors in 2000, and that number rocketed to more than
8,000 the first two seasons
after the big waterslide was
installed before settling
back to a more consistent
number. But attendance
also hasnt grown with the
citys population in the past
decade.

Either or both
Either way, city leaders
have committed to investing
in an upgrade to the summertime outdoor swimming
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expectations are.
McGilvray attempted to
gather support for the community pool idea during
the budget process with an
online survey that got more
than 500 responses preferring a pool the beach.
I have always been surprised with Veronas size
that we do not have a pool
to support a youth swim
team, one person commented. Youth from our
community have to drive all
over the county to swim.
And while most were in
favor an outdoor aquatic
center, some of the respondents clearly thought the
option was simply between
a pool and a splash pad or
even a question of whether a pool would be nice to
have, without much thought
to its price tag.
Depending on its size and
features, an aquatic center
is likely to cost twice as
much as the Firemans Park
upgrade or more. Madisons lavish Goodman pool
on Olin Avenue opened a

This debate is concurrent with preparations for a


Verona Area School District
referendum on a high school
and a second question about
a pool and other athletic
facilities.
That complicates matters,
because it creates a bit of a
chicken-and-egg scenario.
If the school districts
pool passes, it could look
for community partners,
as its consultant on a feasibility study put it, to expand
the project. Rick Murray
of Equity Schools told the
school board in December
that $10 million for a pool,
which is in the referendum, would provide a base
here to start with so that
he could go look for other
sources of revenue to add to
the scope.
Itd be really helpful if
there was a running start on
this, Murray said.
But which way it goes
could affect voting and
could affect the citys decision, which might need to
be made by April or before
in order for Firemans Parks
upgrades whether theyre
big or small to be finished
in 2018.
And since either a beach
upgrade or a new pool (or
both) could add tourism
and the money is available
theres urgency to ensure
whatever is built is started
soon enough to not interfere
with a summer.
I think anything that we
do, we have a pretty short
timeline to get a feasibility
study and designs moving
forward, Mikorski said.
We hope that a consensus can be built one way or
another and not lose a year
before moving forward.
In the meantime, he added, the city is working with
MSA, the consultant that put
together the Firemans Park
plan, to redirect their purpose and move toward whatever the direction is.
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pool.
Likely, the council will
at least perform some sort
of feasibility study, and if
so, that could put plans for
a $2.6 million upgrade of
Firemans Park which
would open in 2018 in
jeopardy.
At best, its on hold,
parks director Dave Walker
told the Press last week.
While Walker and the
Parks Commission insist
the park is in need of at
least basic improvements,
Ald. Mac McGilvray questioned the scope of those
plans last fall. The result
was a change in the budget
item for the park upgrade
and new splash pad to simply be listed as a water
feature leaving it open to
be part of a pool.
Nobody expects that to
cover the full cost of a community pool, but there are
a few options including
working with the Verona
Area School Districts project to build a new pool at a
new high school, if Aprils
referendums all pass. There
could also be a small pool
near Firemans Park and a
partial or complete upgrade
of the park, or the city
could build a larger pool
that includes a splash pad.
If the council decides
to continue with the Firemans Park upgrade or a
slight modification of it
within the next two or three
months, city administrator
Jeff Mikorski told the Press,
it could still be done in time
for the 2018 summer season. That was the expectation of the Parks Commission and Mayor Jon Hochkammer, who had hoped to
locate a splash pad there to
make a quick investment in
tourism just as the downtown streetscape plan was
supposed to two years ago,
before it was delayed.
A pool would take much
longer than the Firemans
Park upgrade, for sure, as
the city hasnt even identified a suitable piece of land
for it, much less designed
it or extended infrastructure. But for those who
have been waiting years or
even decades for the city to
have its own pool, not just
a repurposed quarry, theres
never been a more ideal
time.

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January 26, 2017

VAIS: Students to sing, dance


Jan. 28 for Confucius Institute
Continued from page 1
other projects, offering
grants, reading material and
even staff.
The students will perform
two songs, both of which
they learned early in their
time at VAIS. The dances
to accompany them are new
additions, with Shaw taking
ideas from the students on
what to include.
VAIS will perform among
groups from the university and other community
groups during the two-hour
program, but Shaw noted
theyll be the only elementary school.
Not a lot of people know
that Wisconsin has a Chinese immersion program,
she said.
VAIS is the states only
Chinese language immersion school, but faced questions about its future over
the past calendar year as its
charter agreement with the

Verona Area School District was set for renewal. In


December, the school board
approved a new 5-year
charter agreement on a 6-1
vote, though, with provisions board members hope
will solve some of their
concerns like enrollment
and support for struggling
students.
Shaw said the school has
its students watch traditional dances all the time, but
the event will offer a different feel than watching a
video.
Itll be an awesome
experience just to see what
else is out there, she said.
Its just different to see
some of the traditional
dances in person and hear
the music live.
Contact Scott Girard at
ungreporter@wcinet.com
and follow him on Twitter
@sgirard9.

Outreach: Public meetings


begin March 13
Continued from page 1
to hit a dead wall, Huskisson said. We want your
community members to
know that this is a conversation.
That conversation includes
22 separate meetings with
community groups in the district, such as the Kiwanis and
Optimists clubs, as well as
with staff at each school site.
The public will be invited to attend three referendum information sessions in
March and a pair of less-formal meetings, coffee chat
with the board. Another will
be a session specifically for
Spanish-speaking families,
March 21 at Glacier Edge
Elementary School.
VASD will also mail out
three printed informational
pieces on the referendum in
the coming months, with the
first, a fact sheet, planned to
be in mailboxes the week of
Feb. 13.
VASD public information
officer Kelly Kloepping said
Monday she would regularly
update a page on the districts
website with information.
Huskisson asked board
members to bring questions
they hear in the community

Outreach
dates
Public meetings: March
13, 14, 21
Coffee with a board
member: March 7, 9
Senior centers: March
3, 15
Mailings: Mid-February,
mid-March, late March
Private meetings:
Kiwanis, Optimists, Lions
clubs, Verona chamber,
VASD staff, Key Communicators
back to Kloepping and the
communications team so
they have as much time
as possible to get accurate
information out before the
vote.
Every day up through
April 4 is an opportunity to
refine our information so
people can understand it, and
that is our goal, she said.
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and follow him on Twitter
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Verona Area School District

104 open enrollment spots for 2017-18


SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group

The number of open enrollment spots in the Verona Area


School District is increasing
once again.
The school board approved
104 spots for the 2017-18
school year Monday night,
up from 88 at this time last
year and 78 the year before.
Open enrollment, which
allows students from outside
VASD boundaries to enroll
in school here and pays the
district for their presence,
was a boost for years to the
districts budget, bringing in
as much as $2.5 million over
two years earlier this decade.
That number has gotten
smaller in recent years as
the district tightened up how
many spots it allowed while
seeing enrollment increases.
But 43 open enrollment students are seniors this year,
and with that many expected
to leave, the district is opening up 40 new spots at the
ninth-grade level next year.
The 104 spots are all new
openings.
Parents can apply in the
regular application period for
open enrollment from Feb. 6
until April 28 for the 2017-18

Wottreng retiring
Betty Wottreng received approval Monday night
for retirement at the end of June.
Wottreng, the Verona Area School Districts
director of technology, has worked in the VASD
for 29 years. She has overseen the districts transition to one-to-one devices this year and training
for staff on personalized learning in recent years
as the district pushed that as one of its major initiatives.

Grade Openings
K 10
1 9
2 2
3 4
4 9
5 5
6 10
7 0
8 0
9 40
10 10
11 5
12 0

Gorrell gets raise


The board approved a pay raise for superintendent Dean Gorrell Monday night after a long
closed session.
Gorrells salary for 2016-17 will rise 2.2 percent, the same as other administrative staff and the
raise negotiated with the Verona Area Education
Association. That puts his salary at $169,423.
The board did not, however, approve a contract
extension beyond this year with Gorrell, instead
delaying that decision, board member Tom Duerst
noted in the open session that followed the closed
discussion.

school year. The board can


open up more spots later this
spring if enrollment from district students is lower than
expected, but it cannot lower the number of available
spots.

4K contract approved
The school board approved a new contract with
4K providers Monday.
The agreement is nearly the same as in past
years, but increased the reimbursement rate to
4K sites by 3 percent, which amounts to about
$30,000, after three years of not raising the rate. It
is now $3,155 per year for each enrolled student.

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Scott Girard

TWI: Administrators preferred no staff priority policy


Continued from page 1
Stier-Christensen initially expressed
support for some sort of priority
placement, though each had a different standard they advocated for
including a higher priority for
teachers associated with the program.
But other board members, especially
Tom Duerst and Dennis Beres, wanted a clean policy that would allow
administrators the clearest direction
on how to apply the policy.
If it isnt going to be no staff priority, I would be happy to vote for all
staff priority, Duerst said. Im trying to keep it clean.
VASD superintendent Dean Gorrell had told the board Monday and
two weeks ago administrators preferred the cleanest policy, which
he said would have been allowing for
no staff priority. But he said the policy as passed informs the public and
gives us direction.
Other ideas discussed included limiting priority placement to
TWI staff, but Gorrell and director of bilingual programming and

That, Beres noted, makes the policy less likely to be challenged as


it wouldve been with a line drawn
somewhere deciding which staff got
1. Siblings of those already in
priority and which did not.
program
Board member Renee Zook said
she was in a tough spot Mon2. Children of resident district
day night in making a decision on a
staff
policy, advocating instead for a district-wide policy that has been a
3. Lottery
long time coming.
Such a policy could guide deci4. Wait list based on language,
sions on whether the child of a disattendance area
trict-resident staff member attends
the school their parent works at or
5. Children of non-resident distheir attendance area school. For
trict staff who are open enrolled
now, the TWI program will still be
6. Other open enrolled students, governed by attendance area for staff
members with priority students in
only after all residents students
the Glacier Edge or Stoner Prairie
placed
attendance areas attend the GE program and those in the Sugar Creek
and Country View areas attend the
instructional equity Laurie Burgess SC program.
werent sure how to define that. With
the all-staff policy, Gorrell said, we
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In brief

Open
enrollment

Advocacy policies
Staff and board members will have to watch what they
say over the next two months or at least where they say
it.
When staff and administrators are on work hours, they
are not allowed to work on referendum campaigns, though
they can provide neutral, factual information, according to an article from Wisconsin School News distributed
Monday night. When off hours, they can advocate for or
against the referendum.
The districts materials also need to be neutral, avoiding
phrases like vote for, support or cast your ballot for
in any official communication.
Board members can speak for or against the referendum but can not advocate as a representative as a school
board, instead acting as an individual in any public communications.
Consultants also advised Monday against allowing
any groups advocating for or against the referendum to
use school facilities for a meeting. If one group is given access, explained Epstein Uhen Architects communications specialist Jill Huskisson, any other group likely
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POLICE REPORTS

Obituaries
Nancy L. Homb

Nancy Homb

Nancy L. Homb, age 79


of Verona, died Tuesday,
Jan. 17, 2017, at the Villa
of Middleton Village.
She was born on Nov.
28, 1937, in Darlington
To w n s h i p , W i s . , t h e
daughter of J. Edward and

Mary Trainor Darrow

Mary Trainor Darrow

On Aug. 15, 1933, the


world stopped and Mary
Lucille Trainor got on.
S h e wa s b o r n t o J o h n
and Josephine (Kelliher)
Tr a i n o r. S h e m a r r i e d
Robert Darrow, Sr. on
Aug. 21, 1951, at St.
Pauls Catholic Church in
Mineral Point. They lived
a very low-key, peaceloving life together for 49
years, two months and 30
days. They were blessed
with eight children; 20
grandchildren; and 14
great-grandchildren. Mary
lost her beloved husband,

Alice (Jacobsen) Brecklin.


She graduated from
Darlington High School,
Class of 1955.
Nancy worked her
whole life as a bookkeeper
and enjoyed the challenge
of working with numbers
her entire career. Nancy
derived great pleasure in
attending church, playing
a multitude of card games,
b ow l i n g , r e a d i n g a n d
cheering on the Badgers
and Packers. She shared
a special bond with each
of her children and this
was exemplified by her
commitment to attend
all sporting and school
a c t iv i t i e s . N a n cy w a s
a loving and protective
mother and grandmother
and will be greatly missed
by all.
She is survived by

her children, Milford


Mick (Leanne) Homb of
OFallon, Ill., Kris (Jerry)
Jahnke of Parker, Colo.,
Kathy Homb of Verona
and Jay (Kari) Homb of
Delavan; grandchildren,
Milford Lee (Ceara)
Homb, Mallory (Garrett
N o r t o n ) H o m b , A l ex a
(Cole) Reeder and
Mitchell Homb; greatgranddaughter Isla Homb;
and siblings, Annette
( Ti m ) M c G e t t i g a n o f
Darlington and Allan
(Kathy) Brecklin of New
Glarus. She was preceded
in death by her parents,
brother, Lee Brecklin; and
sister, Jean Lee.
Memorial services will
be at 11a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 21, at the Salem
United Church of Christ,
5 0 2 M a r k D r ive , w i t h

the Rev. Dr. Mark Yurs


officiating. Inurnment will
be at the Verona Cemetery.
Visitation will be from
10a.m. until 10:50a.m.
on Saturday at the Salem
United Church of Christ.
The Ellestad Camacho
Funeral Home, 500 N 8th
St., Mt. Horeb, is serving
the family. We would like
to thank the staff of the
Villa of Middleton Village
and Agrace HospiceCare
for their support and care
of our mother. In lieu
of flowers or plants, a
memorial fund will be
established in Nancys
name at a later date.

Bob, in 2001.
O n F r i d a y, J a n . 2 0 ,
2017, the world stopped
again and Mary got off.
Her work was done here
and she was ready to go to
her heavenly home.
Mary is survived by
her six children, Robert
( C i n d y ) D a r r o w, J r. ,
Dennis (Paula) Darrow,
P a t t y ( To d d B l u m )
Austin, Diane (Ron)
H e f t y, D a n a ( N i k k i )
Darrow and Tom (Jodie)
Darrow; grandchildren,
M a r cy ( D e r e k ) D a h l k ,
Mindy (Chris) Wetzel,
Marta Darrow, Jonathon
Darrow, Lindsay Henry,
J a y s o n ( S a r a ) We a l t i ,
Benjamin Wealti, Douglas
Wealti, Raychel Wealti,
Jamie (Chad) Brecklin,
Jesse (Rebecca) Darrow,
Ke i t h ( J a y m e ) D u e r s t ,
Adam Austin, Stacy
Austin, Nicholas Hefty,
M e l i s s a ( B r i a n S r. )
Hollis, Rebecca (Casey)
Pendergast, Casey Darrow,
J a x o n D a r r ow, Ke l s ey
( D a n ) E l v e r, M o r g a n
Darrow and Tonya Duerst;
great-grandchildren, Lucy

and Ruby Dahlk, Cora


Wetzel, Tyrann Riechers,
Brooks, Hollace, Kai
and Harper Wealti, Luke
and Lance Brecklin,
Addison and Maya Duerst,
Ky l i e A u s t i n , K a y d e n
Te u t s c h m a n n , S t e l l a
Carroll, Brian Jr., Maizy
and Brayden Hollis,
Baby Elver, Mackenzie
OConnell and Mayce
Duerst;
b r o t h e r, L aw r e n c e
Tr a i n o r ; s i s t e r s , R i t a
(Bill Blackie) Meyer,
Vivian (Ron) Zurbuchen
and Dolly Edge; in-laws,
Laurel, Joann, Franny,
Geraldine, Deann DeDe
and Karen Trainor and
Ben Goebler; Mick and
Jeanette Darrow, Don and
Lois Darrow, Dave and
Delores Darrow, Gene and
Millie Darrow and Marge
and Gaylon Maggert; and
other relatives and many
friends.
She was preceded in
death by her parents;
husband, Bob; daughter,
Donna Mae Wealti (1992);
her special angel, Robert
John (1951); six brothers,

Jack, Russell, Daniel,


Gerald, Raymond and
Vincent Trainor; sisters,
Darleen Goebler and
Veronica Jordee; in-laws,
Joe Jordee and Nelson
Edge; and nephews,
Ray L., Joel and Randy
Trainor.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be at
10:30a.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 25, at St. Ignatius
Catholic Church, St.
Michael the Archangel
Pa r i s h , 1 0 9 S o u t h 6 t h
Street, Mt. Horeb, with
the Very Rev. Richard M.
Heilman, V.F. officiating.
Burial will be at Oakhill
Cemetery in Springdale
Township. We would like
to thank Dr. Kari Cataldo
and Agrace HospiceCare
for their care and support.
Semper Fidelis.

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All reports taken from the


3:33 p.m. Police received a
log book at the Verona Police 911 disconnect from the 200
Department.
block of South Main Street,
where the caller claimed
Oct. 17
someone was being rude to
3:26 p.m. A man reported her. No further information
receiving several text messag- was provided, but the area
es from a number he didnt was checked and no problems
recognize in which the sender were found.
claimed to have incriminating
information about him. The Oct. 22
9:51 p.m. Officers were disofficer linked the phone number to a woman the man didnt patched for a burglary alarm at
know, but when the officer a residence where the homecalled the number, no one an- owners were out of town in
swered and the voicemail was the 300 block of Breckenridge
not set up.
Road. Upon arrival the house
was empty, but officers found
Oct. 19
someone had gained entry to
9:16 a.m. A Verona Area the attached garage and had
High School student was removed several items from
cited for possession of mar- inside. A ladder was also
ijuana after an officer was located on in the rear of the
notified by administration the residence, and had potentially
student might have drugs on been used by the suspects to
them. When the student was attempt entry through an upsearched, a small amount of stairs window. Evidence was
marijuana was found.
collected and possible sus6:09 p.m. A woman called pects were identified.
the department to request that
more flags and painted cross- Oct. 24
walks be set up in the city for
3:27 p.m. A 17-year-old
pedestrian safety including boy reported his safe had been
at North Main Street near Wal- taken from his bedroom in
greens and North Main Street the 900 block of Jenna Drive
near the schools because sometime between 12:45 and
Epic people (were) trying to 3 p.m. He provided officers
with several potential susrun her over.
7:54 p.m. A woman re- pects names, and drug paraported she had been followed phernalia was seized from the
while out walking by a white residence.
or gray older model sedan,
possibly driven by a man of Oct. 23
11:01 a.m. A Verona Pounknown race of age. She
said the car had driven slowly lice Department officer joined
behind her and stopped while representatives from the Dane
she stopped walking sev- County Sheriffs Office, Sun
eral times, and that it had Prairie Police Department,
appeared to be parked on the Middleton Police Department
street near her residence in the and several other area law en500 block of South Hillcrest forcement agencies in surprisDrive briefly before leaving. ing a 5-year-old who always
The officer checked the area, wanted to be a police officer.
Officials met at the Middleton
but did not locate the car.
Fire Department to accompany the boy, who recently lost
Oct. 21
10:27 a.m. Eight students his mother to brain cancer,
reported having money and to the State Capitol, where he
property stolen from their un- was given gifts from each delocked gym lockers at Verona partment and provided one
Area High School during first in return. The boys mother
period. Three students were had been an employee of Med
observed on video entering Flight.
the locker room around the
time of the thefts, and were
Kate Newton
interviewed.

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STAGES 2 & 3
CITY OF VERONA, WI
OWNER: Notice is hereby given by
the City of Verona that it will receive bids
for the reconstruction of a portion of
South Main Street in the City of Verona,
Dane County, Wisconsin.
TIME AND PLACE OF BID OPENING:
Sealed bids will be received until 1:30
P.M., Thursday, February 9th, 2017, in the
office of the Director of Public Works, 410
Investment Court, Verona, Wisconsin. At
this time all bids will be publicly opened
and read aloud.
BIDDING DOCUMENTS: The Bidding Documents are anticipated to be
available on January 20th, 2017. A hard
copy will be on file for review at the office of the Director of Public Works, 410
Investment Court, Verona, Wisconsin.
Electronic copies may be obtained online
at QUESTCDN.com.
PRE-BID MEETING: No pre-bid
meeting is scheduled.
BIDS: All bids shall be sealed in an
envelope clearly marked DOWNTOWN
STREETSCAPE STAGES 2 & 3 The
name and address of the bidder shall be
clearly identified on the outside of the
envelope. The City reserves the right to
increase or decrease bid item quantities
up to 30%.
LEGAL PROVISIONS: The Contract
letting shall be subject to the provisions
of Sections62.15, 66.0901, 66.0903, and
779.15 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
WAGE RATES: Prevailing hourly
wage rates are not required as Part of
Wisconsin Act 55. CONTRACTOR and
SUBCONTRACTORS shall pay competitive wages for each classification of employee engaged in the work.
BID SECURITY: Bid Security in the
amount of not less than 5% or more than
10% of the Bid shall accompany each Bid
in accordance with the Instructions to
Bidders.
CONTRACT SECURITY: The Bidder
to whom a Contract is awarded shall furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment
Bond each in an amount equal to the
Contract Price.
BID
REJECTION/ACCEPTANCE:
OWNER reserves the right to reject any
and all Bids, waive informalities in bidding or to accept the Bid or Bids, which
best serve the interests of OWNER.
BID WITHDRAWAL: No Bid shall be

withdrawn for a period of 60 days after


the opening of Bids without consent of
OWNER.
Published by authority of the City of
Verona, Wisconsin.
By:
Jon H. Hochkammer, Mayor
Ellen Clark, City Clerk
DOnofrio Kottke and Associates, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin
Project No. 14-01-101
Published: January 12, 19 and 26, 2017
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STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY,
NOTICE AND ORDER
FOR NAME
CHANGE HEARING
Case No. 17CV0089
In the matter of the name change of:
Christopher Robert Anderson
By (Petitioner) Christopher Robert
Anderson
NOTICE IS GIVEN:
A petition was filed asking to change
the name of the person listed above:
From: Christopher Robert Anderson
To: Christopher Robert Anderle
Birth Certificate:
IT IS ORDERED:
This petition will be heard in the
Circuit Court of Dane County, State of
Wisconsin:
Judges Name: John W. Markson
Place: Dane County Courthouse
Room 6D
Madison, WI 53703
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED:
Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice
for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the
date of the hearing in the Verona Press,
a newspaper publication in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin.
BY THE COURT:
John W. Markson
Circuit Court Judge
January 12, 2017
Published: January 19, 26 and
February 2, 2017
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STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY,
NOTICE AND ORDER
FOR NAME
CHANGE HEARING
Case No. 17CV0090
In the matter of the name change of:
Kelly Anne Wehrle
By (Petitioner) Kelly Anne Wehrle
NOTICE IS GIVEN:
A petition was filed asking to change
the name of the person listed above:
From: Kelly Anne Wehrle
To: Kelly Anne Anderle
Birth Certificate: Kelly Anne Wehrle
IT IS ORDERED:
This petition will be heard in the
Circuit Court of Dane County, State of
Wisconsin:
Judges Name: John W. Markson
Place: Dane County Courthouse
Room 6D
Madison, WI 53703
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 8:15 a.m.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED:
Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice
for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the
date of the hearing in the Verona Press,
a newspaper publication in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin.
BY THE COURT:
John W. Markson
Circuit Court Judge
January 12, 2017
Published: January 19, 26 and
February 2, 2017
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NOTICES
The City of Verona Plan Commission
will hold Public Hearings on Monday
February 6, 2017 at City Hall, 111 Lincoln
Street, for the following planning and
zoning matters:
1) General Development Plan for a
Planned Unit Development, known as
Sugar Creek Commons, located at 501
West Verona Avenue, 503 West Verona
Avenue, 507 West Verona Avenue, 513
West Verona Avenue, 100 Legion Street,
and 501-522 Topp Avenue that would allow for the construction of 284-apartment
units, 18,500 square feet of retail space,
and a 63,000 square foot office/retail
building.
2) Conditional use permit for a pro-

posed Indoor Commercial Entertainment


land use, known as Nalah Restaurant, to
be located at 957 Liberty Drive.
3) Conditional use permit for a proposed Indoor Commercial Entertainment
land use, known as 4 Sisters Restaurant,
to be located at 958 Liberty Drive.
Interested persons may comment
on these planning and zoning matters
during the public hearings at the February 6th Plan Commission meeting. The
Plan Commission will make recommendations for these matters, which will then
be reviewed by the Common Council
for final decisions on Monday, February
13th.
Contact Adam Sayre, Director of
Planning and Development, at 608-8489941 for more information on these items
or to receive copies of the submittals.
Ellen Clark,
City Clerk
Published: January 19 and 26, 2017
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NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Verona Town Board will hold a public
hearing on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at
the Town of Verona Hall, 7669 County
Highway PD, Verona, WI to begin at 6:00
PM. The following matters will be heard:
1.) Consideration for the Repeal of
existing Ordinances:
a.) Ordinance 69-3, regulating the
discharging or firing of certain firearms
in the Town of Verona, adopted on October 1, 1969, will hereby be repealed and
replaced by this ordinance.
b.) Any other existing Town ordinances that are inconsistent with this
ordinance are hereby repealed in part
to the extent they are inconsistent, and
are replaced in pertinent part by this ordinance.
2.) Consideration of the Adoption
of Ordinance # 2017-01 Town of Verona
FIREARMS DISCHARGE ORDINANCE
The Town of Verona Procedures
for Conducting a Public Hearing will be
followed. Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available at the office of the
Town of Verona Clerk. 7669 CTH PD,
Verona, WI, (608) 845-7187 and online
at: http://www.town.verona.wi.us/government/public-notices/
If you need an interpreter, materials
in alternate formats or other accommodations to access this meeting, please

contact the Town of Verona office @ (608)


845-7187 or jwright@town.verona.wi.us.
Please do so at least 48 hours prior to the
meeting so that proper arrangements can
be made
Mark Geller
Town Chair
Town of Verona
Published: January 19 and 26, 2017
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TOWN OF VERONA
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD
MEETING
THURSDAY,
FEBRUARY 2, 2017 6:30 PM
TOWN HALL,
7669 COUNTY HIGHWAY PD,
VERONA, WI 53593-1035
1. Call To Order/Approval of the
agenda
2. Resolution 2017-1 Recommending the Model Dane County Zoning Ordinance for Enactment by Towns Withdrawing from Dane County Zoning
A. Discussion
B. Action
3. Ordinance 2017-1 Adopting the
Official Map for the Town of Verona
A. Public Hearing
B. Discussion
C. Action
4. Ordinance 2017-2 Amending and
Readopting the Comprehensive Plan for
the Town of Verona
A. Public Hearing
B. Discussion
C. Action
5. Ordinance 2017-3 Adopting a New
Zoning Code for the Town of Verona
A. Public Hearing
B. Discussion
C. Action
6. Adjourn
Regular board agendas are published in the Towns official newspaper,
The Verona Press. Per Resolution 20162 agendas are posted at the Town Hall
and online at www.town.verona.wi.us.
Use the subscribe feature on the Towns
website to receive agendas and other announcements via email.
Notice is also given that a possible
quorum of the Plan Commission and/or
Public Works, Ordinance, Natural and
Recreational Areas, and Financial Sustainability Committees and could occur
at this meeting for the purposes of infor-

mation gathering only.


If anyone having a qualifying disability as defined by the American with
Disabilities Act needs an interpreter,
materials in alternate formats, or other
accommodations to access these meetings, please contact the Town of Verona
Clerk @ 608-845-7187 or jwright@town.
verona.wi.us. Please do so at least 48
hours prior to the meeting so that proper
arrangements can be made.
Mark Geller, Town Chair, Town of Verona.
Posted: January 26, 2017
Published: January 26, 2017
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ORDINANCE NO. 17-889


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
TITLE 12, CHAPTER 1
PARKS AND NAVIGABLE
WATERS OF THE CODE
OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF
VERONA, WISCONSIN
The Common Council of the City of
Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, do Ordain that Section 12-1-1(b) of the Code of
Ordinances, City of Verona, Wisconsin is
amended as follows:
(28) Use of Water Areas. Any swimmer using a public swimming beach shall
remain within the buoy line established
by the lifeguard. No gas powered motorboats shall be allowed in parks or upon
waters controlled by the City of Verona.
(29) Swimming; Use of Flotation
Devices. No flotation devices shall be allowed in parks or upon waters controlled
by the City of Verona. The term flotation devices shall include inner tubes,
wooden rafts, air mattresses, etc.; it shall
not include boats, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, paddleboats, or paddleboards.
These restrictions apply only during
swimming hours when lifeguards are on
duty.
The foregoing ordinance was duly
adopted by the Common Council of the
City of Verona at a meeting held on January 23, 2017.
__________________________________
Jon Hochkammer, Mayor
__________________________________
Ellen Clark, City Clerk
Enacted: January 23, 2017
Published: January 26, 2017
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449 Driver, Shipping


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680 Seasonal Articles


3 YR OLD CUB CADET W/50 INCH
MOWER DECK. Comes with additional
attachments of snow blade, MTD 2 stage
snow blower, tire chains, new belt, scraper blade, shoes(new last season). $1385
Call Pat at 608-835-5816

COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL


& CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
MUSEUM
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Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
200 Dealers in 400 Booths
Third floor furniture, locked cases
Location: 239 Whitney St
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-1992
www.columbusantiquemall.com

688 Sporting Goods


& Recreational

642 Crafts & Hobbies


WOODWORKING TOOLS FOR
SALE:
Craftsman Router and Router table w/
vacuum and Router blades $250.
10" table saw. Cast Iron table
Craftsman brand w/vacuum and extra
blades in wall mountable storage
container. $250.
Delta 10" compound adjustable table
miter saw w/electric quick brake
(#36220 Type III) $155.
Craftsman Soldering Gun (w/case)
$10
Power Fast Brad (Nail) Gun-1" $30.
S-K Socket Set 1/4 SAE. 3/8" both
Sae & Metric (speed wrench, breaker
bar & ratchet included) $25 (in case)
Bench grinder on cast iron stand $70
Dowel set-up kit $35
Call John 608-845-1552

646 Fireplaces,
Furnaces/Wood, Fuel
DRY OAK and Cherry Firewood For Sale.
Contact Dave at 608-445-6423 or Pete
608-712-3223
FIREWOOD STORED INSIDE
dry oak, cherry, maple
free delivery to Stoughton area $110.00
Face, $300 cord
608-873-3199 OR 608-445-8591, leave
message
SEASONED SPLIT OAK,
Hardwood. Volume discount. Will deliver.
608-609-1181

664 Lawn & Garden


3 YR OLD CUB CADET W/50 INCH
MOWER DECK. Comes with additional
attachments of snow blade, MTD 2 stage
snow blower, tire chains, new belt, scraper blade, shoes(new last season). $1385
Call Pat at 608-835-5816
SNOWBLOWER 5HP, 22" MTD two
stage snow-blower for sale. New drive
belt and cable, new auger belt and cable,.
Starts easy, runs and throws snow great!
Big enough to blow through deep and
heavy snow, easy to handle. 5 forward
and 2 reverse speeds. All ready to go for
the winter! $275 OBO. Call or text Jeff at
608-575-5984
THE Verona Press CLASSIFIEDS, the
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or 835-6677.

ALL ADS SUBMITTED SUBJECT TO


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696 Wanted To Buy


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

705 Rentals
GREENWOOD APARTMENTS
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $775 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.
www.madtownrentals.com
STOUGHTON-2BEDROOM, 1 bath,
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pets. 608-709-9177, 608-332-6013

720 Apartments
ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors
55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $775 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388

750 Storage Spaces For Rent


ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE
10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
BRAND NEW
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Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900
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DEER POINT STORAGE


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Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
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5x10 thru 12x25
608-335-3337
FRENCHTOWN
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Only 6 miles South of
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Variety of sizes available now.
10x10=$60/month
10x15=$70/month
10x20=$80/month
10x25=$90/month
12x30=$115/month
Call 608-424-6530 or
1-888-878-4244
NORTH PARK STORAGE
10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.
608-873-5088

UNION ROAD STORAGE


10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
608-835-0082
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

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or 835-6677.

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