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Streetscape bid
comes in low
JIM FEROLIE
Verona Press editor Inside
The long, frustrating
d ow n t ow n s t r e e t s c a p e City hires finance
project finally got some director
good news Monday.
Three years after alders Page 3
decided it would be a
quick first step to improv- Alders OK with
ing the citys downtown,
they approved a bid by high density
Verona-based Parisi Con- downtown
struction to do the con-
struction work for $1.8 Page 12
million Monday. That
will allow work to begin
and end this year, with the
worst part of it started and was delayed from 2015
finished while school is to 2016 because of utili-
not in session. ty lines that needed to be
T h e b i d wa s n e a r l y replaced. Then, it end-
$400,000 less than the ed up going later in 2016
engineers estimate of and couldnt be finished
Photo illustration by Scott Girard $2.2 million, welcome in time for Veterans Day.
An overlay of the original drawings for the Town Hall building and the nearly completed version the town moved into at the news after unanticipated When bids finally did
beginning of this month. The building includes more office and storage space for staff, a much larger meeting room, a board problems with existing come back, they were 60
room and an area that Town Chair Mark Geller hopes will become a gathering space for the community. infrastructure kept setting percent higher than esti-

From plan to reality


it back both chronologi- mated.
cally and financially. But Phase 2 was even
Phase 1 mostly the worse, with city person-
Hometown Junction nel discovering last year
memorial fountain and
surrounding aesthetics Turn to Streetscape/Page 12
New Town Hall highlights what everybody loves about town
SCOTT GIRARD Weekday mornings if people New places to wine,
Unified Newspaper Group How they got here just want to come and have a cup of

Mark Geller kept staring out the


southern facing windows.
December 2014: Town purchases 43
acres for $700,000
coffee and hang out in this beautiful
space, its open to them, Geller said.
What a great place to spend a morn-
dine in Liberty Park
Look at this, he said with a wide February 2015: Town unveils origi- ing. on Monday 4 Sisters,
smile. You look out, this is the Town nal plans for public input While the town is still waiting on Fisher King, Verona a wine and tapas restau-
some of its furniture and landscap-
of Verona. This is what everybody
loves about the town. April 2015: Survey of town residents ing to be done this spring, its already
Woods opened in rant, and Nalah, a locally
sourced restaurant and bar.
Geller, the Town of Verona chair- on desired features making a difference for staff. past month Four Sisters would
person, was walking around the new July 2015: Reduced plans for Town Its a wonderful gift to have an inhabit the same building
6,200-square-foot Town Hall at 7669 Hall shown to Town Board office, said deputy clerk/treasurer SCOTT GIRARD as Verona Woods, while
County Hwy. PD, looking over the 2015-16: Closed sessions on selling Tammy Dresser, who has worked for Unified Newspaper Group Nalah would join Sugar
farm fields and hills stretching for excess land the town for 17 years. River Pizza across Liberty
miles to the south of the new build- The opening of the new Town Hall Liberty Business Park Drive.
ing. Thats a little different from the March 2016: Town receives con- was the result of more than a decade has a pair of new options The hotel in the busi-
old site, which sat on Nine Mound struction bids of searching for a suitable site at the for food and drinks. ness park is also expected
Road surrounded by houses on City April 2016: Town residents, board right price, but Geller noted the speed Both Verona Woods, a to sell food and liquor.
of Verona land. approve construction of Town Hall; with which it all came together after bar and restaurant, and Fisher King, which
But the view isnt all Geller smiles Epic agrees to purchase 36 acres on the town purchased land in December Fisher King Winery have opened Jan. 21, moved to
about when it comes to the more than property for $2.4 million 2014. opened within the last Verona from its former
$3 million set of new buildings the Two years and were moving in, month. location on Main Street
May 2016: Town holds groundbreak- he said. It just went so well.
Town Hall, a public works building Theyre the third and in Mount Horeb. It had
and a salt shed. ing at site He added that the two years of fourth in what is expected closed that location last
And, theres no debt, he said. Feb. 1, 2017: Town moves opera- design work was done with a goal in to be at least six establish- November.
Thats pretty special. tions to new Town Hall mind. ments in the area. Owner Alwyn Fitzger-
Town staff moved into the space We wanted a place that felt like Wi s c o n s i n B r ew i n g ald, who opened Fisher
Feb. 1, about two years after purchas- it communicated our roots in agri- Company is across the King in 2011, said the
ing the property for $700,000 and less benefits, Geller said, including better culture, the town being a lot more highway, Sugar River Piz- new space is really nice.
than a year after selling 36 of the 43 seating for town meetings, an oppor- agriculturally based, Geller said. za Company is in the same That includes an event
acres to southern neighbor Epic for tunity for attendees to see the same But also nodding to the future with business park, and two space with capacity up
about $2.4 million. documents as the committee members where were going and what the more earned permits from
The new building provides plenty of and a place for less-formal gatherings. Turn to Town Hall/Page 13 the Common Council Turn to Liberty/Page 12

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Salem Church votes to


become open and affirming
Members of Salem United Church of
Christ recently voted to formally become an
Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation.
Covenant statement
The ONA Covenant Statement reads: We We welcome and celebrate everyone,
welcome and celebrate everyone, including
people of all ages, races, cultures, sexual ori- including people of all ages, races, cultures,
entations, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, gender identities and
family configurations, economic circum- expressions, family configurations, eco-
stances, faith backgrounds and physical and nomic circumstances, faith backgrounds
mental abilities.
Jon Pundt, a member of the churchs lead- and physical and mental abilities.
ership council, said the discussions and work
to become an ONA congregation began in
mid-2015 as a gradual acknowledgment that of faith.
we wanted to take more concrete and via- On Jan. 29, with a quorum of members
ble steps to actively declare our welcome to attending, church council president Lisa Hart
everyone. facilitated the vote and discussion, and the
In todays world of increasingly exclu- churchs members then voted overwhelm- Photos by Samantha Christian
sionary rhetoric, we are excited to be part ingly to adopt the ONA statement, accord- A vehicle heading southbound on the 900 block of Enterprise Drive left the roadway and
of a public statement that welcomes and ing to the release. crashed into a house, causing a gas leak. The occupant of the vehicle was transported to the
includes, he said in a news release. Salem is committed to opening our doors hospital with unknown injuries. The cause of the crash is being investigated.
In order to adopt the ONA designation, to all who would like to grow with us as we

Car crashes into


churches must undergo a process of discern- seek further understanding, knowledge and
ment and discussion. love of God, the release said.
John Bass, a member of the committee that Salem Church was founded in 1923 and
studied the process and brought the adoption moved to 502 Mark Dr. in 1964. The church

house, causes gas leak


recommendation to the church council and has around 275 members. For information,
congregation, said in the release that for- visit salemchurchverona.org.
merly adopting the ONA designation is just
the first step in a program to reach all people Samantha Christian
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City of Verona Verona Area School District

Finance director hired Site council


JIM FEROLIE
Verona Press editor
committee had met to go over the
contract earlier Monday, as did the
Finance committee. Finance chair
for proposal (RFPs). Like Lamers,
he had both private sector and public
sector experience.
policy changes
moving slowly
Three months after the citys long- Mac McGilvray reported the latter Before working for Jefferson
time finance director retired, her suc- group was supportive and said the County, Lamers served as Brown
cessor is expected to start March 13. mayor who was absent Monday County Highway commissioner and
Alders Monday approved an had voiced his support, as well. business administrator, Mikorski
employment contract for Brian Lam- At Jefferson County, Lamers over- said, and prior to that, he had worked
ers, the finance director for Jeffer- sees a staff of four CPAs and acts as for the Schenck CPA firm in its gov- SCOTT GIRARD
son County. Lamers, who was hired
there in 2012, will be paid $97,522
accountant for 22 of the countys 27
departments.
ernmental division as an auditor for
about five years, according to a sto-
Unified Newspaper Group Whats next
annually, city administrator Jeff He beat out co-finalist Steven Klett ry about his hiring in the Watertown While site councils have
Mikorski reported. for the position. Klett works in pur- Daily Times. already changed their struc-
The committee will
Alders had little to discuss about chasing services for the City of Mad- ture this school year, the discuss the policy once
the hire Monday. The Personnel ison and had extensive experience Email Verona Press editor Jim Fero- boards policy governing more before it is expect-
with soliciting bids through requests lie at veronapress@wcinet.com. them is still in the works. ed to go to the full board
The boards curriculum, for consideration. The
instruction and assessment
In brief other, 4 Sisters, occupy- be part of a district, the city
ing the corner of the same never signed a new deal.
comprehensive study than
the one alders reviewed. committee has considered committees next sched-
its policy on governance uled meeting is Feb. 20.
building Verona Woods is That discussion was expect-
Two restaurants located. No pool vote ed to be this week. beliefs and the Continuous
Improvement Teams a few
approved The council did not
Automatic aid deal review a proposal for a Police union deal times this school year, with
Alders approved permits conversation often turning counselors there, said board
In a housekeeping pool study, something that Alders approved a three- president Dennis Beres.
for two new restaurants to the broader ideas behind
action, the city approved was requested at the Jan. year contract with the police Youve got to keep the
with minimal discussion, the change.
an automatic aid agree- 30 committee of the whole union with a 3 percent board above that level of
other than a clarification The purviews of your
ment with Dane County. discussion. annual wage increase and decision making.
of a parking condition for team is no longer this
Fire chief Joe Giver City administrator Jeff some changes to benefits, District director of
Nalah, which would be resource allocation compo-
explained that the city was Mikorski told the Press in job roles and procedures. instructional equity and
located in the same build- nent, VASD director of cur-
already following all tenets an email last week that the Included in the changes bilingual programming Lau-
ing as Sugar River Pizza. riculum and instruction Ann
of the agreement and had Parks Commission would be were additional vacation rie Burgos, who sits on the
Both would be in Liber- Franke said Monday. Your
been since 2003, but when the first to look at the esti- and personal hours. CIT at Glacier Edge Ele-
ty Business Park, with the focus is around student
the department ceased to mate for performing a more mentary School and Vero-
achievement and creating the
goals that really get at that. na Area High School, said
Spring primary The rest of the discussion shes seen teacher-driven
Monday focused on what ideas for initiatives this year.

State superintendent primary Tuesday


accountability means, Ive seen some things
how the district can make that may not seem like a
the new decision-making big deal, Burgos said. Its
structures clear both inter- actually empowered them.
SCOTT GIRARD School District in 2016, and nally and publicly and how The last time the district
Unified Newspaper Group
Find out more on his website he points out
his experience as a principal
specific the board can be on outlined strategic goals,
topics like staffing. superintendent Dean Gor-
While there are no local Find out more about the candidates at their campaign and administrator in rural, Board member Mere- rell recalled, they were too
races on the spring election websites: urban and suburban districts dith Stier-Christensen said general and did not men-
primary ballot this year, throughout his career. she hoped to spell out what tion areas of importance like
Tony Evers: tonyforwisconsin.com Evers, a former Verona
Verona voters will have a should be included in a behavior.
reason to go to the polls Lowell Holtz: kidservative.org Area School District super- Were talking about get-
Continuous Improvement
Tuesday, Feb. 21. John Humphries: humphriesforschools.org intendent, has served as Teams annual report, which ting a lot more granular,
Voters statewide will have state superintendent since which is good and needed,
Rick Melcher: melcherforsuper.org 2009, winning re-election in
is part of the new struc-
the opportunity to vote in ture, because the board is Gorrell said of the new plans.
the primary election for 2013. now accountable for how The committee will likely
state superintendent of pub- Melcher did not file in issues facing Wisconsin The two candidates with theyre doing, and they need review the policy again at its
lic instruction, which is a time to get his name on the schools. the most votes will advance to make clear what informa- next meeting Feb. 20 before
four-way race, even though ballot, but the math teach- Humphries, a former to the April 4 general elec- tion they need. it goes to the full board for
only three of the candidates er at Park High School in Dodgeville School Dis- tion. Other board members a vote.
made it on the ballot. Racine has participated in trict administrator, supports stressed not being too direct
Incumbent Tony Evers campaign activities and school choice and increased Contact Scott Girard at on other topics, including Contact Scott Girard at
faces challengers Lowell launched a campaign web- accountability for schools, ungreporter@wcinet.com staffing. ungreporter@wcinet.com
Holtz, John Humphries and site. There, he stresses the according to his website. and follow him on Twitter You cant have the board and follow him on Twitter
Rick Melcher. importance of engaging Holtz retired as super- @sgirard9. saying you should put more @sgirard9.
the community to solve the intendent of the Whitnall

Verona Area School District


Wildcat merchandise sold online
Charter school, TWI enrollment deadlines Feb. 17 The Verona Area School
District is encouraging its
fans to shop til you drop
On the Web
SCOTT GIRARD NCS and VAIS serves VAIS is a Chinese-lan- and half in English. It began Browse Verona Area School District
grades K-5, while CKCS is guage immersion school, in the 2013-14 school year with a new online merchan- merchandise:
Unified Newspaper Group
a K-8 school. with half of the subjects as a new take on the English dise store.
The district launched verona.k12.wi.us/shopnow
Applications for the three CKCS, in its 21st year in taught in Chinese, that as a Second Language pro-
the district, uses the direct opened in 2012. Parents at gramming for the district. the online store, managed
charter schools and the Two through the BSN Sports Each product gives the
Way Immersion program in instruction method along the school fought hard for Parents can find appli-
with the Core Knowledge a new charter agreement cation materials at verona. Sideline Store, in early Feb- buyer a choice of which
the Verona Area School Dis- ruary. Wildcat logo they want to
trict are due Friday, Feb. 17. curriculum. with the district throughout k12.wi.us or at the district
NCS, which first opened 2016, and the school board administrative offices, 700 Items being sold, with include on their gear, and a
Parents can find the forms varying Verona Wildcat portion of each sale will go
online. The three charter in 1995, focuses on Sci- approved the five-year N. Main St.
ence, Technology, Engineer- agreement on Dec. 5. logos, include T-shirts, to the schools in the district.
school options are New sweatshirts, jackets, hats, To shop or look through
Century School, Verona ing and Math instruction The Two Way Immersion Contact Scott Girard at
with an emphasis on envi- program, housed at Glacier ungreporter@wcinet.com blankets, chairs and bags, the available products, visit
Area International School according to a VASD news verona.k12.wi.us/shopnow.
and Core Knowledge Char- ronmental education. The Edge and Sugar Creek ele- and follow him on Twitter
school also uses multi-age mentary schools, teaches @sgirard9. release. Brands include
ter School. Nike and Under Armour. Scott Girard
classrooms. half of the day in Spanish

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Letters to the editor


Trump doesnt deserve an open mind
In her concession speech, blocking immigration from
Hillary Clinton reminded us seven so-called Muslim-
Donald Trump was now our majority nations, citing
president and urged us to Americans safety but did
keep an open mind. not include countries where he
Sadly, one of Trumps owns hotels. So he cares about
first appointments was Steve our safety unless it might
Bannon, who celebrated affect his business interests?
the murder of nine African- Trumps talk about a Muslim
Americans in church by a registry does raise the specter
confederate flag-wielding of Nazi-ism for me, as I have
racist by posting an image of a friend who is an Auschwitz
the confederate flag under a survivor. In the days directly
banner reading, Hoist It High following Trumps proposed
And Proud! on his website, ban on Muslim immigration in
Breitbart. late 2015, hate crimes against
Another appointee, Muslims rose 87.5 percent. If
Sebastian Gorka, said that Trump really wants to protect
What al-Qaeda does or what American citizens, he would
ISIS is doing right now is not do well to remember that 3.3
fundamentally un-Islamic. million of those citizens are
So all Muslims are terrorists? Muslims, and to scale back on
Funny, the neurosurgeon who his own hateful rhetoric.
resected my brain tumor is As for Obama being a
head of the skull base surgery passive president (whatever
department at Brigham and that means) during his
Womens Hospital and who eight years in office, 11.3
lectures at Harvard is Muslim. million jobs were created,
Not every Muslim is a unemployment dropped from Community Voices

Use your own words


terrorist. Then again, intellect 10 percent to 4.7 percent,
has never been Trumps strong homelessness among veterans
suit. dropped by half, and 20
As for his comment about million previously-uninsured
Mexican immigrants being citizens obtained insurance,

to say what you mean


rapists and murderers, my saving countless lives.
future daughter-in-law is a So Ive tried to keep an
Mexican immigrant. Shes also open mind, but looking at
worked and paid U.S. taxes for Obamas accomplishments

S
many years, has a 3.5 GPA in and Trumps actions, I cant everal years ago, when I piece of text, etc., that is copied easier to snatch a preformed
college and is a U.S. citizen. wait for the next four years was editor of the Verona (often with slight variations) idea off the Internet or
Trump appointed a woman to end: hopefully without too Press, a well-intentioned and spread rapidly by Internet television and pass it off as your
as Secretary of Education much damage to our countrys citizen submitted a letter to the users. Memes are all over own than it is to think an idea
who does not support public reputation abroad, or to its editor. Facebook and often look like through and write down your
schools and who challenged citizens at home. I dont remember what cartoons or advertisements. thoughts.
federal protections for prompted the letter, but I Occasionally these memes are It is like buying a birthday
students with disabilities. Denise Beckfield, remember the content. The witty or insightful, at least the cake at the grocery store as
Next, he signed an order City of Verona writer, after a brief introduction, first time you see one. They are opposed to baking it yourself.
copied the transcript of a also often illogical, shallow and Quick, easy, done.
lengthy Red Skelton monologue insulting. During the election The problem is it is not
about the season I saw too many memes interesting, stimulating or
Pledge of laden with fake news. educational. If I am going to
Allegiance. The quality or intellectual engage with someone, I would
It is a validity of a meme isnt what much rather know why they
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Vol. 52, No. 39 touching bit, bothers me the most. I am think the president will make
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This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. writer wanted to take the time evenings Brewers broadcast: that too many microwaveable
to write out his own original Bob Uecker said this, Bob foods would eventually lead
General Manager Circulation and personal thoughts about the Uecker said that. to a nation that didnt know
Lee Borkowski Carolyn Schultz subject, wed happily run it on I would much rather learn how to operate a stove or
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Sales Manager News a brief quotation we did not the Brewers herself, even if I was, why take the time to pop
Jim Ferolie reprint borrowed material from disagreed with her. Arguing popcorn in a pan when all you
Kathy Neumeister any sources. about baseball is a large part of need to do is throw a bag in the
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Classifieds Lincoln, William Shakespeare thought this notion through, or expression.
Scott Girard
Diane Beaman or whomever. did he simply copy and paste it So if you see me and want to
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Samantha Christian, Bill Livick, times over the past few months, respond to this meme, will my than happy to oblige. Just let me
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Brazilian guitarist is featured POLICE REPORTS
All reports taken from the possible large fight hap-
log book at the Verona Police pening at Harriet Park, but

faculty at Rhapsody recital


Department. determined on arrival stu-
dents at the park had just
Nov. 7 been a heated debate over
2:07 p.m. A 62-year-old the results of the presiden-
Brazilian guitarist Verona woman reported a tial election. No citations
Marcus DeJesus will lead a decorative, antique cast iron were issued and they were
classical guitar recital next If You Go kettle worth about $500 had advised to return to class.
been stolen from the front
week at the Rhapsody Arts
Center, where he works as What: Brazilian and yard of her rental property in Nov. 10
a guitar instructor. classical guitar recital the 100 block of Paoli Street. 1:12 p.m. An anonymous
DeJesus will play featuring Marcus DeJesus She said two strong individ- caller reported a white man
a va r i e t y o f wo r k s b y When: 7p.m. Friday, uals would have needed to in his twenties with hair
Brazilian and Spanish Feb. 17 move the kettle together. slicked back walking and
composers, as well as then carrying fox-type
Where: Rhapsody Arts Nov. 8 looking dog near Harvest
music by J.S. Bach, at Center, 1031 N. Edge Trl.
7p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. 11:01 a.m. A member of Lane and Whalen Road. The
The free recital, part of Info: 848-2045 Epics administration con- caller said they were con-
the centers Faculty and tacted the department to cerned because the man
Friends Recital Series, is report a theft trend in the appeared to not know how
open to the public and is the youngest performer companys buildings in re- to walk a dog, and there
expected to last about one and lecturer at the FIVES cent weekends. The employ- had been many missing
hour. (International Guitar ee said about 17 incidents dogs in the city lately. The
According to Rhapsodys Festival of Espirito Santo) had occurred over the past officer checked the area
website, DeJesus has in Brazil. three weekends where pri- and couldnt find anyone
strong roots in classical Free-will donations will marily cash and small elec- matching the description.
guitar, Brazilian jazz and be accepted at the recital, tronics had been taken from 9:25 p.m. An apartment
a variety of other styles, and will benefit the centers employees offices, and that in the 1000 block of Acker
and has performed as a student scholarship fund. affected employees had been Lane was flooded with ap-
soloist with the Dubuque Rhapsodys 2016-2017 encouraged to contact VPD proximately two to three
Symphony Orchestra season features monthly to file formal theft reports. inches of water after a
and the Southern Illinois concerts through the 5:23 p.m. Police and Ve- sprinkler system went off.
Symphony. He holds a month of May. To view rona Fire Department offi- The cause of what trig-
masters degree in guitar the full schedule, visit cials were dispatched to a gered the sprinklers was
performance from Southern rhapsodyarts.org/student- car fire near Cross Country unknown.
Illinois University, and in events/faculty-recitals. Road and North Main Street
2016 he played as one of
Photo submitted after a woman ran over a pile Nov. 12
Brazilian guitarist Marcus DeJesus, an instructor at Rhapsody of leaves near Westlawn Ave- 1:46 a.m. A 34-year-old
the main guests and was Kate Newton Arts Center, will perform in a recital at the center at 7p.m. Fri-
nue and her car later caught Verona woman was arrest-
day, Feb. 17. DeJesus will play a variety of works by Brazilian fire at the intersection. The ed for domestic battery and
and Spanish composers, as well as music by J.S. Bach. fire was extinguished with no booked into jail after strik-
damage to the vehicle. ing a man in the head in a
residence in the 200 block

Fighting hunger, one Town of Verona


Nov. 9 of Canterbury Pass.
12:51 p.m. Officers were
notified by a student of a Kate Newton

80s hit at a time County zoning meeting Verona Explorer Post #368
Alan Halverson
Parsons Project to If You Go Feb. 20 at Town Hall Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Verona Senior Center
What: Valentines Day Dane County zoning
perform Saturday officials will visit the 7:00-11:00am
concert with the Alan
Halverson Parsons new Verona Town Hall If You Go Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage,
While spending an Project Monday, Feb. 20, to talk
evening listening to 80s What: County Zoning Fruit, Coffee, Juice & milk
about the revision of the subcomittee meeting
music can be heaped in When: 7p.m. Saturday, zoning code. $5.00 per Person

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nostalgia, helping fight Feb. 18 A county Zoning When: 6:30p.m. $4.00 Ages 3-12 and over 60
hunger never goes out of Where: Good Shepherd and Land Regulation Monday, Feb. 20
style.
Free to children Under 3
Lutheran Church West subcommittee will hear Where: Town Hall, 7669
Ve r o n a s o w n A l a n Campus, 7291 County s t a ff p r e s e n t a t i o n s o n County Hwy. PD
Halverson Parsons Project Rd. PD farmland preservation,
(AHPP) will perform a Info: dane.legistar.com
Tickets: $10 at the door rural mixed-use and rural
Valentines Day concert at residential districts.
7p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at or online at gslcwi.com
The county has been
Good Shepherd Lutheran Info: facebook.com/ u nde rg o in g a r ev is io n consistency in rural areas.
Church West Campus ahppband to its zoning code since To w n o f Ve r o n a
as part of an ongoing last year, after the state officials have begun
effort to raise $22,000 legislature approved an pursuing the opportunity
for Feed My Starving Tickets for the concert option for towns in the to opt-out of zoning, but
Children, a nonprofit that are available for a county to opt out of its there are still steps that
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around the world. online at gslcwi.com or Towns have criticized whether or not to do so.
For several years, at the door. All proceeds the countys zoning for The meeting begins at
Good Shepherd has been from ticket sales, as well limiting their economic 6:30p.m. at 7669 County
very involved with this
organization and it is our
as additional donations,
will go directly to Feed My
development potential,
while the county has
Hwy. PD.
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
great joy to share our gifts Starving Children.
to help provide for those in The benefit concert is
said it wants to ensure - Scott Girard
Feb. 24-25 Fri 6-8 pm & Sat 9-4
need, the band wrote on not an anomaly for the 600 S. Wacouta Ave., Prairie du Chien, WI
its Facebook page. b a n d : P a r t o f A H P P s Live Bald Eagle Programs Birding Experts on Hand
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Returning for its third mission is to volunteer Programs with Raptors Educational Exhibits
year, the band made up of time to help nonprofits In brief said in an email the Town
Board would like more
Local Bald Eagle Viewing Childrens Activities
Verona members Stephanie raise money, according to Free Family Event!
time to see final drafts of
Christensen, Tracy Dahl,
Alan Halverson, Jeff
a news release. It recently
p e r f o r m e d a t a n eve n t
Zoning opt-out both zoning codes and For program details,
more time to work on the times and locations of activities call
Prairie du Chien
Wisconsin
K r a u s e , C h r i s M u r r a y, for A Pathway Home in meeting postponed
Guy Schroeder and McFarland, which shelters
comprehensive plan.
1-800-732-1673 www.prairieduchien.org
A meeting on the poten- A date has not been set. Travel Wisconsin Information Center
Chad Thomley and men and women recovering tial opt-out of county zon-
Oregons Steve Spoons from addiction and abuse. ing scheduled for Thurs-
Witherspoon will play For information, visit day, Feb. 16, has been Verona Farmers Market is Looking for Local Vendors
a setlist of familiar hits facebook.com/ahppband. postponed.
by famed bands and solo Both Dane County
Sell Your Local Items Such As:
artists of the decade. Kate Newton and Dane County Towns Produce Homemade Jams & Jellies
Association officials were
expected to attend to offer Arts & Crafts Plants & Flowers
See something wrong? the pros and cons of the
Town of Verona potential-
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Handcrafted Jewelry
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The Verona Press does not sweep errors under the ly opting out of county
rug. If you see something you know or even think is in zoning this year and creat-
Email Mona for info or to reserve your booth at
Hometown
ing a new zoning code.
error, please contact editor Jim Ferolie at 845-9559 or at
veronapress@wcinet.com so we can get it right. Town planner/admin- monacassis@hotmail.com Farmers Market
istrator Amanda Arnold
6 February 16, 2017 The Verona Press ConnectVerona.com

Coming up Churches
All Saints Lutheran Church Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,
Cooking club from popular books, TV series and launched a campus-wide initiative to 2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg Verona
movies from 10a.m. to noon Saturday, remove the stigma of mental illness by (608) 276-7729 Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
Children ages 5 and up and their Feb. 18. Kids can visit with the fostering education and awareness. allsaints-madison.org a.m., St. Andrew, Verona
families are welcome to join the BPNN characters including Curious George For information, call 845-7315. Pastor Rich Johnson
Prairie Kitchens Chop Chop Cooking Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m. St. James Lutheran Church
and Belle from Beauty and the Beast ELCA
Club, which will meet from 1-2:15p.m. and there will be themed crafts and Music Makers The Church in Fitchburg 427 S. Main St., Verona
Sundays, Feb. 26, March 19 and April 9 snacks. This event is open to all ages. Kids ages 4-5 can take a four-week, 2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg (608) 845-6922
and 30, at 1200 E. Verona Ave. For information, call 845-7180. pre-piano Music Makers class (608) 271-2811 stjamesverona.org
The club aims to teach kids about livelifetogether.com Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
presented by Beth Marshall of Music Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m. Narum
cooking and nutrition; registration is School open house Well, LLC, from 10:45-11:30a.m. Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-
required. A $5 donation per child is Sugar Creek Elementary School, Mondays, Feb. 20 and 27 and March 6 Fitchburg Memorial UCC day, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8
suggested, and there is a maximum of 420 Church Ave., will host an open and 13. This series aims to cultivate the
5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg a.m.-noon Wednesday
three child participants for every adult (608) 273-1008 Saturday Worship: 5 p.m.
house celebrating its 60th birthday from childs musical development through memorialucc.org Sunday Worship: 8:30 and 10:45
chaperone. For information or to register, 1-3p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. songs, stories, games and more. Each Pastor Phil Haslanger a.m.
visit bpnn.org/cooking-classes or email The event will include self-guided week builds upon concepts learned the Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m.
chopchopcookingclubbpnn@gmail.com. Salem United Church of Christ
tours, a panel discussion entitled previous week, and participants will Good Shephard Lutheran 502 Mark Dr., Verona
Winter stargazing Teaching Through the Decades at register for the entire series of classes. Church ECLA (608) 845-7315
1:30p.m. and, of course, birthday cake. For information or to register, call (608) 271-6633 salemchurchverona.org
Join Jim Lattis, director of Space For information, call 845-4700. 845-7180. Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Place, to view the winter sky through a Way, Madison Laura Kolden, Associate in Min-
Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. istry
telescope at the front of the library from Mental health program Concert series West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Sunday School: 9 a.m.
7-8:30p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Salem United Church of Christ, 502 Discover the man behind Mozarts Mound Road, Verona Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m.
If the skies are not clear, participants Mark Dr., will host a program titled Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.
music from 6:30-7:30p.m. Thursday,
can meet in the community room to Removing the Stigma of Mental Feb. 23, at the library. Damascus Road Church West Springdale Lutheran Church
learn more about the sky this time of Illness, beginning with a potluck dinner In addition to music, audience The Verona Senior Center ECLA
year. This program is open to all ages. at 5p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. members will be treated to some of 108 Paoli St., Verona 2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
For information, call 845-7180. (608) 819-6451 Mount Horeb
The program is open to the public Mozarts letters. This free performance info@damascusroadchurch.com, (608) 437-3493
Character meet-and-greet and will begin at 6p.m. It will be is part of the Classical Concert Series damascusroadonline.org springdalelutheran.org
led by Conlin Bass, a member of the presented in partnership with the Pastor Justin Burge Pastor Jeff Jacobs
The library will host a Favorite UW-Madisons National Alliance for Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion
Rhapsody Arts Center, Inc.
Friends meet-and-greet with characters the Mentally Ill (NAMI), which has For information, call 845-7180. Memorial Baptist Church Sugar River United Methodist
201 S. Main St., Verona Church
(608) 845-7125 415 W. Verona Ave., Verona
MBCverona.org (608) 845-5855
Community calendar Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
sugar.river@sugarriverumc.org,
sugarriverumc.org
Pastor Gary Holmes
Thursday, February 16 Friends character meet-and-greet, library, 845-7180 Redeemer Bible Fellowship 9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary
4 p.m., Anime Club (grades 6-12), library, 845-7180 6:30-8:30 p.m., Adult Coloring 130 N. Franklin St., Verona worship.
(608)848-1836 Sunday School available during
library, 845-7180 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Kitch- Club, library, 845-7180 redeemerbiblefellowship.org worship. Refreshments and fellow-
6-7 p.m., Evening Caregiver Sup- en free community meal, BPNN, ship are between services.
bpnn.org Tuesday, February 21 Pastor Dwight R. Wise
port Group (refreshments 5:30-6 Spring primary election (polls
Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship
1-3 p.m., Sugar Creek Elementary West Madison Bible Church
p.m.), senior center, 845-7471 open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Resurrection Lutheran Church 2920 Hwy. M, Verona
7-8:30 p.m., Winter Sky Stargazing School 60th birthday open house, WELS (608) 845-9518
420 Church Ave., 845-4700 10:30-11 a.m., Brush Your Teeth
program, library, 845-7180 Storytime, library, 845-7180
6705 Wesner Rd., Verona www.wmbiblechurch.org
7 p.m., Open Stage with Nick (608) 848-4965 Pastor Dan Kukasky Jr.
7:30-9 p.m., A World of Music 11 a.m., Hearing loss presen- rlcverona.org Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m.
featuring the Verona Area Concert Venturella, Tuvalu Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.
7 p.m., Alan Halverson Parsons tation and free screenings (reg-
Band, VAHS Performing Arts Center, istration required), senior center,
Pastor Benjamin Phelps
300 Richard St., vacbmusic.org Project presents 80s Night ($10 Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Zwingli United Church of
minimum donation), Good Shep- 845-7471 Sunday: 9 a.m. Christ
Friday, February 17 herd Lutheran Church West 6:30-7:30 p.m., Staying Vital St. Christopher Catholic Parish
Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
(608) 832-6677
10-11:30 a.m., The Young and the Campus, 7291 County Rd. PD, support group (registration request- St. Andrew Church Pastor Brad Brookins
Restless (ages 0-5), library, 845- tickets available at gslcwi.com ed), senior center, 845-7471 301 N. Main St., Verona Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
7180 Thursday, February 23
St. William Church
Noon to 4 p.m., AARP Smart Driv- Sunday, February 19 1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli Zwingli United Church of
AARP tax services (by appoint- (608) 845-6613 Christ
ers Course (registration required), 6 p.m., Removing the Stigma of stchristopherverona.com Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
Mental Illness program (potluck ment), senior center, 845-7471
senior center, 845-7471 Fr. William Vernon, pastor (608)845-5641
dinner at 5 p.m.), Salem United 10:30-11 a.m., Child Development Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew, Rev. Sara Thiessen
7 p.m., Brazilian and classical guitar Story Time: Valentines Day, library, Verona Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship
recital featuring Marcus DeJesus, Church of Christ, 502 Mark Dr., Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William,
845-7315 845-7180
Rhapsody Arts Center, 1031 N. Edge Paoli
Trl., 848-2045 4-5:30 p.m., Teen Gaming (ages
Monday, February 20 11-18), library, 845-7180
7 p.m., FM, Tuvalu 10:45-11:30 a.m., Music Makers 6:30-7:30 p.m., Classical Concert Cultivate Better Relationships
Saturday, February 18 class begins (ages 4-5; repeats Series: Mozart: A Jekyll and Hyde
Mondays through March 13), With Your Family
10 a.m. to noon, Favorite Sort of Guy, library, 845-7180 The advice to cultivate better relationships with our family
is easy to overlook. We often take our family members
Whats on VHAT-98 for granted. Children often assume that their parents are
under an obligation to help them, even when these children
Thursday, February 16 from Feb. 13 Boys Basketball Center have long since entered adulthood. Parents can be equally
7 a.m. James Kellerman at 11 a.m. Verona 91-92 4 p.m. Al Anderson at 10 p.m. James Kellerman guilty of taking their children for granted, and sibling
Senior Center Boys Basketball Senior Center at Senior Center rivalry can sometimes be the source of violent conflict. The
8 a.m.- Zumba Gold 1 p.m. 2015 Wildcats 5 p.m. 2015 Wildcats 11 p.m. Kat Trio story of Cain and Abel expresses deep truths about the
9 a.m. Daily Exercise Football Football Thursday, Febuary 23 dynamics within every family. Every family has its sources
10 a.m. Kat Trio at Senior 4:30 p.m. Batker 9 p.m. Hindu Cultural 7 a.m. James Kellerman at of tension and conflict, and even the closest families may
Center Blacksmith Shop at Historical Hour Senior Center have conflicts that produce deep divisions. The more time
2 p.m. Zumba Gold Society 10 p.m. James Kellerman 8 a.m.- Zumba Gold that we spend with people, the more likely they are to
3 p.m. Daily Exercise 6 p.m. Common Council at Senior Center 9 a.m. Daily Exercise grate on usand we on themand for that reason alone
4 p.m. Jim Hetzal at Senior from Feb. 13 11 p.m. Kat Trio 10 a.m. Kat Trio it is important that family members exercise care and
Center 9 p.m. Verona 91-92 Tuesday, February 21 3 p.m. Daily Exercise consideration in how they interact with each other. It is not
5 p.m. Al Anderson at Boys Basketball 7 a.m. James Kellerman at 4 p.m. Jim Hetzal at Senior for nothing that we refer to God as our father and Jesus as
Senior Center 10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith Senior Center Center the son of God, making him our brother. The family and the
6 p.m. Salem Church Shop at Historical Society 10 a.m.- Zumba Gold 5 p.m. Al Anderson at relationships which are nurtured therein provide the basis
Service 11 p.m. Kat Trio 9 a.m. Daily Exercise Senior Center and a template for every other relationship. Nurture those
7 p.m. Wayne the Wizard Sunday, February 19 10 a.m. Kat Trio 6 p.m. Salem Church relationships and ensure that they reflect the divine love
at Senior Center 7 a.m. Hindu Cultural Hour 2 p.m.- Zumba Gold Service which is at the heart of every good family.
8 p.m. Daily Exercise 9 a.m. Resurrection 3 p.m. Daily Exercise 7 p.m. Wayne the Wizard Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
9 p.m. Active Shooter Church 4 p.m. Jim Hetzal at Senior at Senior Center
Training at Senior Center 10 a.m. Salem Church Center 8 p.m. Daily Exercise Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and
10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith Service 5 p.m. Al Anderson at 9 p.m. Active Shooter especially for their own household,
Shop at Historical Society Noon - Common Council Senior Center Training at Senior Center has denied the faith and is
Friday, February 17 from Feb. 13 6 p.m. Resurrection 10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith worse than an unbeliever.
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Pam OConnor and Kris Heckman, both of Stoughton, check out the array of items in the
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Pigs, puppies
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A donut, a cup of coffee
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Your Balls Off bowling Say Orange! Mike Norris of Madison poses for a quick picture with Percy the pig, who
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at Ten Pin Alley in Fitchburg.
Wendi Endres of Cash for
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Boys swimming
Player of the
week
From Feb. 7-14

Name: Jono Herbst

Grade: Junior

Sport: Wrestling
Photo by Jeremy Jones
Highlights: Herbst earned a third- Junior Zeke Sebastian qualified for the WIAA Divsion 1 state swimming meet in the 500 (above) and 200-yard freestyle Saturday at the
place finish at the WIAA D1 DeForest Middleton sectional meet. Sebastian posted a time of 4 minutes, 58.40 seconds for sixth place in the 500, and took fourth in the 200 free
regional with a pin over Watertowns (1:47.50).

Splashing to the Nat


Tyler Krakow. Herbst will be compet-
ing in his first sectional meet.

Honorable mentions: Aidan


Updegrove (boys swimming)
dropped 12 seconds in his 500-yard
freestyle to qualify for his first WIAA
Division 1 state meet; Brandon Seven individual
Daniels (wrestling) was third at 145 events, three relays If you go Sectional champions
to make sectionals; Nathan Feller
(wrestling) was fourth at 132 to advance What: WIAA Division 1 boys Diving, Sam Smith, Madison Memorial, 453.9; 200 medley
make sectionals; Brockton Baker state swimming meet relay, Madison West, 1:34.75; 200 freestyle, Michael Draves,
(boys hockey) had two goals and an JEREMY JONES When: Saturday, Feb. 17 Middleton, 1:41.9; 200 IM, Wes Jekel, Madison West, 1:54.85;
assist Friday as Verona tied third-
Sports editor Where: University of Wiscon- 50 freestyle; 50 freestyle, Ben Chao, Sauk Prairie, 21.67; 100
ranked Arrowhead 4-4 in the regular sin - Madison Natatorium butterfly, Lain Weaver, Madison West, 50.71; 100 freestyle,
season finale; John Van Handel Drake Horton, Madison Memorial, 47.65; 500 freestyle,
(boys basketball) was 6-for-6 from T h e Ve r o n a A r e a / M o u n t
Horeb Wildcats posted 16 of Michael Draves, Middleton, 4:38.55; 200 freestyle relay,
the free-throw line and finished with Sun Prairie, 1:28.81; 100 backstroke, Wes Jekel, Madison
14 points in a win over Madison 18 individual best swims Sat- And while not all of those
East Saturday; Nick Pederson (boys urday at the WIAA sectional times were enough to qualify West, 51.82; 100 breaststroke, Henry Miller, Madison West,
basketball) finished with 24 points meet in Middleton while two of for this weekends state meet in 58.55; 400 freestyle relay, Madison West, 3:13.34, Middleton,
on nine field goals in a win over their three relays beat their seed Madison, six Wildcat swimmers 3:13.34
East; Sisi Mitchell (girls basketball) times.
led the Wildcats with 14 points in a Turn to Sectionals/Page 11
loss at Madison East Friday; defen-
seman Brooke Rochouski (girls
hockey) had a goal and an assist
Saturday in a 6-4 loss against the Wrestling
sixth-ranked Bay Area Ice Bears.

Herbst, Daniels, Feller advance to sectionals


ANTHONY IOZZO
Girls basketball Assistant sports editor

Wildcats earn No. 5 Junior Jono Herbst and sopho-


more Nate Feller both advanced
to sectionals for the first time in
seed in D1 playoffs their Verona Area High School
wrestling careers Saturday.
Herbst and Daniels both fin-
ANTHONY IOZZO ished third, and Feller took
Assistant sports editor fourth at the WIAA Division 1
DeForest regional.
The Verona Area High School girls Herbst and Feller join senior
basketball team earned a No. 5 seed Brandon Daniels, who will be in
in WIAA Division 1 sectional 3. his fourth sectional tournament
The Wildcats (13-7 overall, 12-4 for the Wildcats.
Big Eight Conference) host No. 12 It is nice to see those guys
Janesville Parker at 7p.m. Friday, qualify and live to compete
Feb. 24. another day, co-head coach
The winner of that game will play Jason Ott said.
the winner of No. 4 Middleton and Herbst (14-18) had a bye in
No. 13 Madison La Follette. the first round at 113 pounds,
Mukwonago earned the top seed
and will take on the winner of No. 16 Turn to Regionals/Page 11
Madison West and No. 17 Kenosha
Bradford in its regional opener.
Sun Prairie is the No. 2 seed and
await the winner of No. 15 Keno-
If You Go
sha Indian Trail and No. 18 Beloit What: WIAA Division 1 Janes-
Memorial. ville Craig sectional Photo by Anthony Iozzo
Madison East is the No. 3 seed and When: 10a.m. Saturday Junior Jono Herbst attempts to keep control against Sun Prairies Wyatt Thiel in the 113-pound sec-
takes on No. 14 Madison Memorial, ond-place wrestleback Saturday in the WIAA Division 1 DeForest regional. Herbst finished third and
Where: Craig High School advanced to sectionals, joining senior Brandon Daniels (145) and sophomore Nate Feller (132).
Turn to Girls BB/Page 10
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Boys hockey Boys basketball


Power play helps Verona skate to
a draw against No. 3 Arrowhead Offense leads Cats past East
ANTHONY IOZZO
JEREMY JONES Mullett Ice Center, but
Sports editor each time the Wildcats
Assistant sports editor
Whats next
answered. After another high-scoring
Verona boys hockey Sophomore forward loss Thursday at Madison Verona hosts Sun
scored on 50 percent of Brockton Baker scored La Follette, the Verona Area Prairie (17-3, 13-3) at
its power-play opportuni- twice, tying the game mid- High School boys basket- 7:30 p.m. Friday and
ties Friday to earn a 4-4 way through the first peri- ball team was able to salvage
tie at third-ranked Arrow- od and again late in the the week with an 86-84 win
travels to non-conference
head. The host Warhawks second period for Verona. against Madison East Satur- Sauk Prairie (11-7) at
took a one-goal lead three day. 7:30p.m. Saturday in a
different times inside the Turn to Hockey/Page 11 The Wildcats (6-13 over- makeup game from Jan.
all, 4-12 Big Eight Confer- 17.
ence) have not had many
Girls BB: Regionals begin problems offensively this
year. They have averaged
61.7 points per game and
Feb .24 for the Wildcats have seven players with 100 Big Eight
points or more seniors Nate Team W-L
Continued from page 9 Buss (223), John Van Han- Sun Prairie 13-3
del (218), Nick Pederson
(216), Tyler McClure (134), Madison Memorial 13-3
and other matchups pit No. 6 Watertown and No. 11 Max Fink (111) and Colton Middleton 12-4
Lake Geneva Badger, No. 7 Muskego and No. 10 Janes- Reiber (107) and junior Bui
ville Craig and No. 8 Kenosha Tremper and No. 9 Clements (158). Janesville Craig 10-6
Oconomowoc. However, against a physi- Beloit Memorial 10-6
cal Big Eight schedule with Madison East 9-7
several big, athletic and
Verona falls to East lengthy forwards, the defense
has been inconsistent this
Madison West
Verona 4-12
5-11

season. Madison La Follette 4-12


ANTHONY IOZZO
We are scoring points at
Assistant sports editor Big Eight one end, but we just cant Janesville Parker 0-16
Team W-L make stops, head coach
The Verona Area High Alan Buss said after the loss Photo by Anthony Iozzo
School girls basketball Middleton 14-2 to the Lancers Thursday. Senior Colton Reiber battles in the paint in the first half one after Clements found
team traveled to Madi- Sun Prairie 14-2 We cant make the big stops Thursday at Madison La Follette. He later tipped in an offen- Reiber in the paint for an
son East Thursday and when we need to At some sive rebound. Reiber finished with eight points in an 87-72 easy bucket with 12 minutes
dropped the Big Eight Madison East 13-3 loss.
point, you have to be able to to go.
matchup 59-36. Verona 12-4 stop people. But the Lancers again got
The Wildcats trailed and Van Handel was 6-for- the second half, but they cut a quick 3-pointer, this time
Janesville Craig 8-8 Verona 86,
27-12 at halftime and 6 from the free-throw line the deficit to one in the first from freshman Ben Probst,
trailed by double digits La Follette 7-9
for much of the second
Madison East 84 and ended up with 14 points. six minutes of the half. and the deficit was back to
Janesville Parker 6-10 Fink and Buss added 12 and Fink drained a 3-point- four.
half. Verona has been compet- 11 points, and Reiber collect- er after a kick-out and then They made a lot of shots.
Senior Sisi Mitchell Madison Memorial 4-12 itive despite allowing 72.2 ed nine points. secured a defensive rebound They are athletic and quick,
finished with 14 points, Madison West 2-14 points per game, and Sat- Clements and McClure on the other end before com- and we dont have that,
and junior Chandler Beloit Memorial 0-16 urdays win over the Pur- each had eight points. ing back and driving for a Alan Buss said. We have to
Bainbridge added 10. golders featured seven play- Junior Keshawn Justice led layup off the glass to make it make up for it by staying in a
Junior Justice Fillip ers with eight or more points. East with 26 points. 48-45, La Follette. The Lanc- defensive stance, keeping our
led East with 22 points. The Wildcats led 43-37 at ers, who seemed to always feet moving and getting in
halftime, but East (13-7, 9-7) La Follette 87, have an answer offensively, our gaps. We just have to be
crawled back to keep it close. Verona 72 picked up a kick-out 3-point- more disciplined on defense,
Whats next A last-second tip-in attempt
by the Purgolders didnt fall Thursdays 87-72 loss at
er from senior Julian Patton
to make it 51-45.
and we just havent found
that yet.
or the game would have gone La Follette also had good Fink then drove into the The game was back-and-
Verona finishes the regular season with two games at into overtime, but Verona got offensive production, but the lane again and passed it forth for awhile until La Fol-
home. The Wildcats take on Sun Prairie (17-3, 14-2) the stop it needed, ending a Lancers earned a split in the

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Pederson finished with The Wildcats trailed 37-30
8-8) at 2:45p.m. Saturday. nine field goals for 24 points, at halftime and never led in
Verona again pulled within it 70-66 after Nate Buss add-
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they would get as junior
Amaree Howard and Patton
took over with a combined
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Gymnastics Sectionals: Qualifiers now look
Cats close season with win over West to medal at state
Continued from page 9 Shane Rozeboom (22.37)
Lauren Samz strong beam, floor exercise and the top two spots on the runner-up finish to lead placed sixth and is seeded 24
fi n i s h t o t h e s e a s o n vault to finish with a floor exercise. Verona/ t h e Wi l d c a t / C r u s a d - out of 26 after WIAA added
continued on Thursday, meet-best score of 34.6. M a d i s o n E d g ewo o d s ers on the uneven bars two extra state qualifiers fol-
cruising to the varsity The junior posted a b e s t fi n i s h , h ow eve r, (8.55). advanced out of the sectional in
seven individual events and all lowing a pair of ties. Rozeboom
all-around title as Vero- 9.0 to win the balance came on the vault where The Edgewood senior also qualified for state in the
na/Madison Edgewood beam. Teammates Hailey Samz led a sweep of the fi n i s h e d ove r a l l w i t h three relays.
It wasnt everybody, but the 100 butterfly with his time of
gymnastics team posted Dohnal (8.7) and Maddie top three spots with an an all-around 33.575. 53.87. He is seeded 22nd.
a 132.2250-130.65 vic- Molitor (8.45) finished 8.675. Molitor placed Dohnal took fourth place majority of the guys swam real-
ly, really well, head coach Bill Updegroves finish was one
tory over Madison West third and fourth, respec- second with an 8.55, with a 32.875. of the biggest surprises of the
in the Big Eight Confer- tively. while Dohnal finished Wuerger said.
Three Wildcats will swim in day. He posted a 12-and-a-
ence finale. Samz (8.625) and third with an 8.525. - Jeremy Jones half second PR in the 500 free
Samz won the balance Dohnal (8.4) claimed Molitor added a the first heat of the 500-yard
freestyle Saturday, led by senior (4:59.78) to move up from
Zeke Sebastian, who is seeded the 12th seed to finish ninth at
17th out of the top 24 distance sectionals. The first-time state
Girls hockey swimmers in Wisconsin. Sebas-
tian finished sixth, about three
qualifier is seeded 23rd.
I was not expecting Aidan

Metro Lynx unable to close out win against Ice Bears seconds from his season best, in
4 minutes, 58.4 seconds.
Fellow senior Jacob Wellnitz
to break five minutes, Wuerger
said.
Updegrove had a 5.5-sec-
The seventh-ranked Mad- is seeded 22nd in the 500 free ond season-best in the 200 free
ison Metro Lynx led by a
goal through two periods
Whats next (4:59.15) after an eighth-place
finish and will swim in the first
with a 1:53.05, finishing 12th at
sectionals but missed the state
Saturday at home against heat. Sophomore Aidan Upde- qualifying standard of 1:48.95.
The second-seeded Metro Lynx host the No. 7 Badger Lightning at 8p.m. Friday Verona Area/Mount Horeb
the sixth-ranked Bay Area in the opening round of the WIAA playoffs. The Metro Lynx outscored the Badger grove (4:59.78) finished ninth
Ice Bears. The Metro Lynx with nearly a 13-second person- qualified all three relays. The
offense went cold in the Lightning 9-1 to win both Badger Conference games during the regular season. al-record and is seeded 23rd. Wildcats top relay finish came
third period, however, put- While the sectional champi- in the 400 free, where the team
ting one shot on goal. The on in each event automatical- of Updegrove, Sebastian, Well-
Ice Bears on the other hand, ly qualifies for the state meet, nitz and Rozeboom took fourth,
posted three goals on 12
shots, for a 6-4 victory.
Siera Petet each added a
goal. The Metro Lynx took
Badger Conference Sebastian and his teammates
had to wait a couple of hours
in 3:17.04. They are seeded
13th overall.
Mia Dunning had two the lead after each goal Team W-L-T Points after sectionals for the WIAA Senior Bryan Touchett, Well-
of the Ice Bears three third through first two periods. Cap City Cougars 9-0-1 19 to postseason the results online nitz, Hoppe and Rozeboom
period goals. She and Sydney McKersie in order to find out if they had finished fifth in the 200-med-
Metro Lynx 7-1-2 16 ley relay (1:40.51). The quartet
Johanna Cano each had two stopped 34 of 39 shots qualified for state.
goals and an assist. on goal in the loss, while Rock County Fury 6-3-1 13 This is my best time ever in is seeded 13th out of 24 seeds.
Brooke Rockouski had Ana Holzbach had 15 Viroqua 4-6-0 8 the 500, so I feel good about Veronas 200 free relay team
a goal and an assist for the saves for the Ice Bears. that whether or not I make it to of Hoppe, Touchett, Wellnitz
Metro Lynx. McKenzie Badger Lightning 2-8-0 4 state, he said while waiting for and Sebastian finished sixth at
Imhoff, Zoe Lohrei and - Jeremy Jones Icebergs 0-10-0 0 the results. sectionals in 1:30.74. They are
He called it kind of a thrill seeded 19th at state.
not knowing. Rozeboom (50 fly on the
Last year, it was like, if medley relay, 100 fly), Touchett
Hockey: Regionals coming up next for Wildcats I dont make it to state, I still
have my senior year, he said.
(50 free anchoring medley
relay), and Sebastian (200 free)
Ill try to put my mind off it all made their season-end goal
Continued from page 10 times. Touchett also moved up
Whats next Big Eight as much as possible and get the
news from someone else. to eighth in the 100.
Junior forward Jack Team W-L-T Points Sebastian would still need to Junior Ryan Stewart also had
Keryluk gave the Wildcats The top-seeded Ve- drop another six seconds at state tw great swims, posting close
Verona 11-3-0 22 to a 3.5-second PR in the 200
their first lead 9 1/2 min- rona Wildcats host No. to reach his season-goal time.
utes into the third period Janesville 10-3-1 21 A couple more PRs in all my IM (2:08.96), but VA/MH was
8 Waunakee or No. Middleton 8-6-0 16 events at state would be fantas- unable to qualify anyone in the
on the power play. The
host Warhawks fought 9 Monona Grove at tic, he said. Fully tapered and 200 IM, 100 free, 100 back-
Sun Prairie 7-5-2 16 stroke or 100 breast stroke.
back to force overtime 7p.m. Thursday inside shaved down, Im looking for-
Madison West 7-7-0 14 ward to it. Torbin Kittleson dropped time
two minutes later with a Verona Ice Arena. in both of his events.
Jaxson Carr even-strength Beloit Memorial 6-7-1 13 Sebastian added a fourth-
goal as Arrowhead out- place finish in the 200 free Its just a blast, Sebastian
Madison Memorial 4-8-2 10 (1:47.5), and also learned that said of returning to the state
shot Verona 24-10 over Kaegi posted 46 saves for
the third period and over- La Follette/East 0-14-0 0 was good enough to qualify him meet. I remember last year,
the Wildcats, and Aaron hanging out when no one was
time. Nicholson stopped 29 of for state. He is seeded 14th.
Neither team was able Senior Bryce Hoppe finished swimming, and cheering. It
33 shots on goal for the a goal and set up two scored a goal and assisted really builds an even stron-
to find the go-ahead goal Warhawks. fifth in the 50 free (22.33) at
more for Verona. Arrow- on another. Elijah Tormala sectionals and is seeded 23rd at ger community than what we
in the eight-minute over- Sophomore forward heads Connor Akers and Jack Schlinsog each
time as junior Garhett state this weekend. Sophomore already have.
Mason McCormick scored

Regionals: Senior captains miss meet due to injuries


Continued from page 9
Ranked wrestlers at sectionals Sectional matchups
but he dropped his semifinal
against Stoughtons Dante 113: Dalton Shea (Milton) No. 4, Grant Truesdale (Elkhorn) Jono Herbst (113), Nate Feller (132) and Janesville Craig senior Nate Farrell.
Steinmetz (19-11) in a 16-0 No. 8; Jake Strikesky (Badger) No. 12; Wyatt Thiel (Sun and Brandon Daniels (145) all open sec- Daniels faces Lake Geneva Badger
technical fall. Prairie) HM tionals against either the first- or sec- senior Douglas Reuss (28-8), and the
But Herbst bounced back 132: Brandon Klein (Stoughton) No. 2; Daniel Stilling (Elk- ond-place finisher from the other region- winner of that match will face the winner
in the third-place match with horn) No. 3; Draven Sigmund (Fort Atkinson) HM al. of Stoughton senior Garrett Model (39-5)
a pin over Watertowns Tyler Herbst begins against Elkhorn junior and Wilmot Union freshman Logan Pye
145: Garrett Model (Stoughton) No. 2; Brandon Daniels Grant Truesdale (35-8) and the winner (9-4).
Krakow (7-19) in 2 minutes, (Verona) No. 4; Vince Digennaro (Milton) No. 11; Austin
51 seconds to clinch a spot of that match will face the winner of The top two finishers in each weight
Rauls (DeForest) HM Stoughton sophomore Dante Steinmetz class advance to individual state.
at sectionals.
As long as a I keep pro- (19-11) and freshman Robert Johnson The first round is an elimination round.
gressing and keep on work- (23-16) in the semifinals. The winners advance to the semifinals.
would already have me in a in the third-place match Feller takes on Elkhorn sophomore If the loser of the finals match did not
ing on my wrestling skills, reversal, Herbst said. against Sun Prairies Zach
it shows me that I can beat Daniel Stilling (35-0) and the winner of wrestler the winner of the third-place
Daniels (34-6) was Perrich (31-15) in a 10-8 that match takes on the winner of Fort match, they will have a wrestleback for
anybody, Herbst said. expected to make the finals decision. Daniels and Per-
Herbst had a chance to get Atkinson junior Draven Sigmund (36-8) second place and the final spot at state.
at 145, but he dropped a 6-4 rich were tied 6-6 before
second place in a wrestle- decision in sudden victory Daniels picked up a take-
back against Sun Prairies overtime to DeForests Aus- down, allowed an escape
Wyatt Thiel. match at 132. to this point. If you lose the competed.
tin Rauls (33-10), an honor- and then scored another Feller was pinned by first match, you are done. If Several wrestlers were
Herbst came back with able mention, in the semifi- takedown in the third period.
a reversal and a near fall DeForests Ardit Beluli you win, you are still in the out due to injuries, includ-
nals. Brandon didnt have his (24-17) in 3:14, but Feller hunt. You have to be ready ing senior captains Reagan
before allowing a reversal to Daniels led the semifinal best stuff today, so he just
trail 7-4 after the first peri- remained in fourth with his at the first whistle and let it Stauffer and Jordan Recob,
4-0 before allowing a take- needs to come back and see win over Desens earlier. fly, Ott said. who both finished their high
od. In the second, Herbst down and was called for where we are at and hope-
and Thiel traded reversals Now the those three wres- Juniors Luke Slekar (152) school careers on the podi-
two stalls to have the match fully, next week is better, tlers need to come prepared and Lance Randall (160) um at the Big Eight Confer-
before Herbst was pinned in go to overtime. In overtime, Ott said.
3:42. from the start at sectionals and freshman Henry Tang ence meet.
Daniels was caught in a shot Feller (11-23) won his with a loss in the first match (195) all finished in sixth Sophomores Porter Sun-
I got put in a bad spot, by Rauls in 19 seconds and first match in a 15-5 major
and I just really didnt know ending the season. place. Junior Wyatt Breit- din-Donahue and Zakh Kali-
couldnt defend the take- decision over Sun Prairies It is the most important nauer (170) and sophomore fatidi also missed regionals
how to counter. By the time down. Jack Desens (9-8) and later
I was almost out of it, he single round that we have up Jeremy Grim (182) also with injuries.
Daniels did bounce back ended up in the third-place
12 February 16, 2017 The Verona Press ConnectVerona.com

Obituary City of Verona


Evelyn M. Norton School and then attend- of Montrose, Mich., and
ed Moody Bible Institute.
She was the first Direc-
tor of Child Evangelism
Fellowship in Madison,
David (Michelle) Him-
sel of Elkhorn; four
great-nieces and nephews
and two great-great nieces.
Downtown density no
problem for council
a position she held for 10 She was preceded in
years. During that time, on death by her husband,
October 24, 1964, Evelyn Rodney Norton; brother
and Rodney Norton were and sister-in-law, Erwin
married and then moved and Esther Himsel; and her
to Minneapolis, where she infant sister, Fern. JIM FEROLIE downtown. units between Legion Street
continued her work with The family extends a Verona Press editor The project, only getting and the St. Vincent De Paul
Child Evangelism Fel- special thank you to Four an informal concept plan thrift store, along with office,
lowship. They retired and Winds Lodge and Agrace A week after the Plan review and not any sort of retail and a hotel. It did meet
returned to Verona in 2006. HospiceCare staff, and Commission spent over an vote, would tear down the with some questions about
Evelyn Norton
Evelyn always found dear friends LaVonne and hour mostly complaining Ace Hardware and World density at the council lev-
kindness in everyone, was Bob Evenson, Mary Stich- about the number of apart- of Variety buildings and el during its concept plan
Evelyn May Norton, content in life and had a ter and Calvin Hageman ments in a pair of redevelop- replace them with two new appearance last year.
age 90, of Verona, passed bubbly laugh. She was a for their loving care of ments in and near the citys three- or four-story structures The two projects would far
away peacefully on Mon- wonderful storyteller and Evelyn. A funeral service downtown, the Common with retail on the main floor, exceed the number of apart-
day, Feb. 6, 2017, at Four historian, and enjoyed was held Saturday, Feb. Council had no such con- apartments above and park- ments that could be built
Winds Lodge in Verona. making greeting cards for 11, at Memorial Baptist cerns. ing underground, as well as under the citys residential
She was born on the others. Church with the Rev. Mike Granted, the larger of the on the surface. phasing policy. The policy
home farm near Paoli on Evelyn is survived by Gorski officiating. Burial two was not on the council There continued to be caps apartments at 25-50
May 26, 1926, the daugh- nieces and nephews, Pau- followed at Verona Ceme- agenda having been post- some uneasiness about the per year, but it also encour-
ter of the late Wells and la Massie of Blooming- tery. poned by the Plan Commis- height, there were concerns ages exceptions to be made
Grace (Haseltine) Himsel. ton, Ill., Dennis (Katie sion for that reason, because about the aesthetics and there for mixed-use, downtown or
She graduated as valedic- Rodgers) Himsel of Vero- Ryan Funeral Home it wouldnt have gotten were questions about the pro- senior projects, which fit the
torian from Verona High na, Kathy (Dan) Pugh enough votes to advance. But posed access road that would plan alders reviewed Mon-
alders were not only accept- replace Park Lane and about day.
ing of the number of apart- traffic flow. But not one alder The Sugar Creek Com-

Academic Achievements ments in a project planned


around the corner of West
Verona Avenue and Main
complained about density,
which is about 40 units per
acre, more than triple the
mons plan, which was post-
poned for further discussion
at the Plan Commission, is
Academic Achievements non-Verona address, but Samantha Lynn Hall, B.B.A.; Street, they were welcoming. citys standard limit. on the fringes of what city
run as space is available, your child attended school Katie Jane McGann, B.S.; I have a history of not Its a good case to make staff and leaders typically
and this list of honorees in the Verona Area School Abigail Moselle Smalley, supporting (high-densi- an exception, said Ald. Scott consider downtown.
and graduates is not com- District, please email ung- B.A.; Nicole Trepanier, B.A. ty housing), but this is the Stewart (D-2). Both projects have or are
plete. Due to the increased college@wcinet.com for Fitchburg kind of thing that I think Sounds good to me, expected to request tax-in-
number of submissions consideration. Gary King, B.S.E., engi- wed want to have, said added Ald. Heather Reekie crement financing.
after spring and fall grad- neering and applied sci- District 1 Ald. Mac McGil- (D-4).
uation times, there is often Fall 2016 grads ence; Hannah Isabel Janice vray. I dont have a prob- The other project under Email Verona Press editor
a backlog in the following UW-Milwaukee Lipton, B.A. lem with density in this case, discussion last week, the Jim Ferolie at
months. Verona because thats where were Sugar Creek Commons plan, veronapress@wcinet.com.
Note: If you have a David Micheal Epp, B.F.A.; UW-Stout trying to get people, in the would put 284 apartment
Verona

PAL STEEL
Julia Anastasi, B.S., pack-
aging; Theresa Everett,
B.S., business adminis- Liberty: Two more restaurants on the way
New Used Surplus tration; Rebecca Jensen,
B.S., hotel, restaurant Continued from page 1
MULTI-METAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
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and tourism, B.S., prop-
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Fisher King Verona
Plate - Sheet - Lintels - B-Decking - Pipe Bollards - Decorative Iron Parts
Winery Woods
T
STAINLESS STEEL & ALUMINUM
Moffat, B.S., hotel, tank area (clearly visible
&E restaurant and tourism; from outside) and a cater-
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Verona 1105 Laser St. and is open
Scott Slaugh, M.S., com- 12-7p.m. 11a.m.-10p.m.
seven days a week.
puter science Across Liberty Drive and Thursday-Friday: Sunday: 11a.m.-
closer to County Hwy. M 12-9p.m. 8:30p.m.
Edgewood College is Verona Woods, which Saturday: 11a.m.-
Ever get a helping hand? Verona opened earlier this month.
Mary Toner, B.S., nurs- 9p.m. Verona Woods also offers
Why not give one? The restaurant is the fam-
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Community Care Resources, Inc. and pasta options, and five
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IS YOUR BANK Streetscape: Bigger project


draws more interest
HOLDING YOU Continued from page 1 road to be more pedestrian
friendly.

BACK?
that not only could work Streets wont be shut down
not start in 2016, the poor until after school is let out,
subsurface of South Main public works director Theran
Street would require a total Jacobson told the Press.
rebuild. Jacobson added that hell
How can you expect to run your manufacturing business when you cant get That bad news remains hold public information
access to financing and your bank wont even return your calls? The Commercial true, as it will require a meetings by early- to mid-
Banking division at State Bank of Cross Plains understands the unique issues total shutdown of the street March, after the construction
for 30-45 days. schedule is nailed down.
facing manufacturers, and they offer flexible, competitive financing and a full
The project will start in Several contractors bid on
spectrum of services. You get all the strength of a big bank with local access to April and will stretch from the Phase 2 project, and the
leadership and the dedicated, personal attention of a community bank. Valley View Road to Vero- significant interest, as the
na Avenue and involve new administrators memo with
Dont let your bank hold you back. pavement, concrete, curb the council agenda put it,
and gutter, terraces, side- helped keep the price low.
Go to crossplainsbank.com/business today. walks, streetlights, bench- Last August, only one con-
es, trash receptacles and tractor, JP Cullen, bid on
ornamental fencing, plus Phase 1, which came in just
the streetlights will have over $560,000.
electrical outlets so Christ-
mas lights wont require Email Verona Press editor
2017 State Bank of Cross Plains. All rights reserved. Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender extension cords. It will also Jim Ferolie at
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Photos by Scott Girard


The office space, above left, now includes separate offices for each staff member, as well as access for persons with disabilities at a lower counter to the left. The kitchen area, above right,
at the back of the community room can serve as a serving counter for events and includes a coffee machine for town residents who come by the Town Hall.

Town Hall: Geller hopes new building will become a community gathering space
Continued from page 1

town is made up of popula-


Out with
tion-wise, which is a broad
variety of people. It appeals the old
to the whole township in
that respect, and its fun to The Town had an
do that through architectur- agreement to sell the
al design. old Town Hall building
One future plan is to col- on North Nine Mound
laborate with Epic which
also provided architectural Road, but the deal was
help through Cuningham canceled after a financial
Group Architects to cre- contingency failed, Town
ate a seamless transition Chair Mark Geller said.
of prairie that can serve as
a community classroom, The windows from the community room, above, and the The listing will go back
Geller said. public works building garage door, which Town Chair Mark up, and Geller said there
That idea of inviting the Geller looks out of at left, offer a view of fields of farmland. had been lots of interest
community to use the space
is something Geller and Its going to be nice to be in a place where in the site before the
staff all stressed as a major we feel like its nice to invite agreement.
benefit of the new building. Grand opening really nice to be in a our peers over, Arnold said.
You should have a place The funds from the
I just hope people will place where we feel
use it as a gathering space, The town is planning for a grand opening event later that people feel comfortable sale will help finance
Geller said. like its nice to invite coming to meetings. some of the final ele-
this year once the landscaping and furniture processes Meetings will also be eas-
Quiet benefits are completed. our peers over. ments of the new build-
ier to attend, with a large
One of the most import- projector screen that will ing, including furniture
While there is no date set, Town Chair Mark Geller Amanda Arnold, town and window coverings.
ant features of the new allow attendees to see the
guessed it would take place sometime in May. He said he planner/administrator
Town Hall will be the documents that are being
chance to find a little priva- hopes to get town residents along with people from the discussed which can come
cy. City of Verona and other nearby communities to come out in handy at during process- speaks well to what the town
At the old place, its actu- group welcoming visitors es like comprehensive plan
to see the building. from Costa Rica earlier this
really is.
ally impossible to have a discussions that can involve Geller hopes the building
private conversation, Geller month. detailed maps. and its setting can symbolize
said, standing in a board It will also open the pos- Thats true open (meet- the towns future and attract
room attached to both the space for public works/ Place to gather sibilities for the town to host ings), Geller said. new residents to the town.
offices and the community road patrolman Mark Judd regional meetings for town And attached to that meet- This is a spot where, Oh,
to sleep for a bit if hes out While there are plenty of associations or other larger ing space is a small kitchen
space. Just having a board staff benefits, a big reason I can see you do want to live
room like this is nice. late or early plowing roads. groups like the upcoming space and an area that will in the Town of Verona, it is
Next door is a salt shed for the new building is for county zoning subcommit- be filled with four tables,
He added that the bene- the general public. different (from) the city,
fit will be for everyone, as large enough to hold about tee meeting that simply looking over the same fields Geller said. For people that
seven tons or enough for From record access to would not have been possi- Geller admired as he walked
staff members can invite comfort at meetings, it has a do live in the town, I think
residents with an issue in the entire winter with a ble in the last building. around the property. this is why they do.
garage door. That will allow wide range of improvements Not only is there enough Its a view the staff appre-
there and the Town Board residents of the town could
can use it for a closed ses- the town to limit the num- space now, Arnold said, but ciates, too. After all, they see Contact Scott Girard at
ber of salt deliveries each take advantage of. its also something the town it every day now.
sion while attendees stay in The community room ungreporter@wcinet.com
the main room. In the past, year, Geller said. can be excited to show off. It shows off the beauty of and follow him on Twitter
has already been used by a Its going to be really the town, said Arnold. It
those in attendance had to @sgirard9.
more or less leave the build-
ing for the board to hold a
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unlike the old building, in
you can have
which each had a desk in
a common room behind a
front desk.
straight teeth by
Were going to be more
productive and be able
to get more work done
the spring thaw
because we have the proper
space to be able to do it in,
said town planner/admin-
istrator Amanda Arnold.
(The old building) was just
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VAHS hockey
celebrates teachers
The Verona Area High School boys varsity
hockey team celebrated Teacher Appre-
ciation Night Friday, Jan. 20, with each
player choosing a teacher to honor. The
event included a welcome reception and
on-ice presentation of players, manag-
ers and teachers to publicly say thank
you for (their) guidance and devotion
to (their) students. Pictured are Kabby
Hong, Cory Walsh, Sara Asendorf, Valerie
Vinyard, Michael Ray, Andrew Larson,
Nicholas Faus, Matt Austin, Rick Boehm,
Jennifer Glassford, Gwendolyn Hogan,
Doug Waddell, Sarah Domres, William
Doyle, Melissa Oftedahl, Matt Tiller, Angie
Midthun-Hensen, Mary Hardin, Emily Phil-
lippi, Brian Murphy, Katelyn MacKay and
Jenny Johnston. Not pictured are Andrew
Riley, Angela Olson and Denise Quinn.

Photo by John Schindler

Legals
STATE OF WISCONSIN, Location, Wards *** *** No. 17-887 rezoning Lot 16 of the Verona the Conveyance of City Property Located
Town of Verona Hall, 1-4 TOWN OF VERONA CITY OF VERONA Technology Park from Suburban Industri- at 2760 N. Nine Mound Road. There was
CIRCUIT COURT, 7669 County Highway PD al (SI) to Suburban Commercial (SC). This no action by the committee on this item.
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO Verona, WI 53593 PLAN COMMISSION MINUTES zoning map amendment would allow for (4) Discussion and Possible Action
CREDITORS (INFORMAL THE POLLING PLACE WILL OPEN REGULAR MEETING COMMON COUNCIL future use of this property as a dog day- Re: A Developers Agreement at Home-
AT 7:00 AM AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 PM AGENDA JANUARY 9, 2017 care business. Motion carried 8-0. town Grove. Motion by Touchett, second-
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE If you have any questions concern- (5) Discussion and Possible Action ed by McGilvray, to approve the Devel-
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ing your polling place, contact the mu- WEDNESDAY, VERONA CITY HALL Re: Resolution No. R-17-002 approving a opment Agreement between Hometown
nicipal clerk. FEBRUARY 22, 2017, 1. Mayor Hochkammer called the Conditional Use Permit for a Commercial Grove, LLC and the City of Verona. The
JOEY R. HUBBARD John Wright meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. Animal Boarding Land Use to be Located property includes Lots 1 through 32 of
Case No. 16PR710
7669 County Highway PD
6:00 P.M. 2. Pledge of Allegiance on Lot 16 of the Verona Technology Park. the plat known as the Plat of Hometown
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: TOWN OF VERONA HALL, 3. Roll call: Alderpersons Diaz,
1. An application for Informal Admin- Verona, WI 53593 Motion by Linder, seconded by Reekie, Grove. Motion carried 7-1, with Alder
7669 COUNTY HIGHWAY PD Doyle, Linder, McGilvray, Reekie, Stew-
istration was filed. (608) 845-7187
art, Stiner and Touchett present. Also
to approve Resolution No. R-17-002 ap- Reekie abstaining.
2. The decedent, with date of birth M-F, 8 AM to 2 PM 1. Call to Order/Approval of Regular proving a Conditional Use Permit for a E. Park, Recreation and Forestry
The polling place is accessible to Meeting Agenda present: City Administrator Mikorski, commercial animal boarding land use to Commission
February 25, 1960 and date of death Oc- Police Chief Coughlin, Planning and De-
tober 26, 2016, was domiciled in Dane elderly and disabled voters. 2. Public Comment - This section be located on Lot 16 of the Verona Tech- (1) Discussion and Possible Action
Notice of Meeting of the Local Board of the meeting provides the opportunity velopment Director Sayre, City Engineer nology Park. Motion carried 8-0. Re: Resolution No. R-17-009 Accepting
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mail- Montpas, Ehlers Representative Todd
ing address of 2072 Spring Rose Road, of Canvassers for comment from persons in attendance (6) Discussion and Possible Action the Transfer and Conveyance of All As-
At the close of voting on Election on items not listed below over which Taves, and City Clerk Clark. Re: Resolution No. R-17-003 Approving a sets of the Verona Cemetery Association.
Apt. #3, Verona, WI 53593.
3. All interested persons waived no- Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. this governing body has jurisdiction. 4. Public Comment: Certified Survey Map to Modify Lot Lines Parks Director Dave Walker explained
Stat. 19.84, the Election Inspectors at Comments on matters not listed on this None for Lots 15 and 16 of the Verona Technol- that this resolution is for the transfer
tice. 5. Approval of Minutes from the De-
4. The deadline for filing a claim each polling place will convene as the agenda could be placed on a future Plan
cember 12, 2016 Common Council Meet-
ogy Park Plat. Motion by Linder, second- of the land where the cemetery sits, the
against the decedents estate is May 12, Local Canvassing Board for the purpose Commission meeting agenda. ed by Reekie, to approve Resolution No. garage and its contents, as well as the
2017. of conducting the local canvass pursuant 3. Approval of minutes from January ing: R-17-003 approving a Certified Survey financial accounts. Motion by Reekie,
Motion by Touchett, seconded by
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane to Wis. Stat. 7.51. This meeting will be 26th meeting
Reekie, to approve the minutes of the De-
Map to modify lot lines for Lots 15 and seconded by Stiner, to approve Resolu-
County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. 4. Reports 16 of the Verona Technology Park Plat. tion No. R-17-009 accepting the transfer
19.81-89. Chair cember 12, 2016 Common Council meet- Motion carried 8-0. and conveyance of all assets of the Vero-
Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000. ing. Motion carried 8-0.
Lisa Chandler Published: February: 16, 2017 Update on Prairie Circle turn lane (7) Discussion and Possible Action na Cemetery Association. Motion carried
WNAXLP on PD, etc. 6. Mayors Business: Re: Resolution No. R-17-004 Approving 8-0.
Probate Registrar A. The Mayor read Proclamation for
February 3, 2017 Update on Opting out of Dane Coun- a Conditional Use Permit for a Commer- 10. New Business
*** ty Zoning - votes by Board of Supervisors Adult Crossing Guard Recognition, pro- cial Apartment Land Use to be Located at Alder Touchett requested unani-
Amanda & Natasha Hubbard claiming January 16 through January 20,
2646 Osmundsen Road TOWN OF VERONA Recap of recent meetings, e.g., Dane 410-416 East Verona Avenue. Motion by mous consent of the Council to convene
County Planning Dept. 2017 as Adult School Crossing Guard Linder, seconded by Reekie, to approve in closed session for items 10.A. and
Fitchburg, WI 53711 REQUEST FOR QUOTES Recognition Week
608-574-1691 Committees (Public Works, Finance, Resolution No. R-17-004 approving a 10.B. collectively. There were no objec-
MSA Professional Services is seek- Natural and Recreational Areas) B. Discussion and Possible Action Conditional Use Permit for a commer- tions.
Published: February 9, 16 and 23, 2017 ing quotes for the Town of Verona Utility Re: Building Inspector Position. Motion
WNAXLP Commissioners cial apartment land use to be located at A. Discussion on Potential Mixed
Commission for the replacement of Man- Planner/Administrator by McGilvray, seconded by Doyle, to 410-416 E. Verona Avenue. This CUP will Use Redevelopment Project and the Use
hole 10 within Utility District #1. Details, 5. Land use application 2017-1 - dat- confirm the appointment of Ken Robers allow for the construction of a mixed-use of Public Funds in Tax Increment District
*** due dates, and specifications can be ed 2/13/2017 for property located at 1841 to the position of City of Verona Building building at 410-416 E. Verona Avenue #4. A developer has proposed a mixed
STATE OF WISCONSIN, found at: http://www.town.verona.wi.us/ Range Trail submitted by Wendy Pacetti. Inspector. Motion carried 8-0. that would contain 2,400 square feet of use redevelopment project including
CIRCUIT COURT, people-services/utilities-services/utili- The purpose of the application is rezon- 7. Administrators Report: commercial space and two (2) apartment multiple parcels within the downtown TID
ty-district-1/. Quotes, whether delivered ing from RH-3 to RH-1 to allow for the 8. Engineers Report: units. The apartment units require a con- #4. Public funds may be used for the de-
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO by hand, by mail, email (klord@msa-ps. splitting of one parcel into four. A prelim- * Downtown Street Reconstruction ditional use permit from the city. Motion velopment project. The Common Council
CREDITORS (INFORMAL com, or by courier need to be received at inary CSM is also included. Phase II South Shuman Street and West carried 8-0. may convene in closed session to dis-
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE the MSA office at 2901 International Lane * Public Hearing Park Lane: (8) Discussion and Possible Action cuss the bargaining strategic for the use
Suite 300, Madison, WI 53704 no later * Discussion and action The design of this project is 90% Re: Resolution No. R-17-005 Approving of public TIF funds regarding this project.
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF than Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:00 6. Discussion and action re: Dane complete. A January 6, 2017 advertise- the Project Plan and Establishing the B. Discussion on Potential Purchase
EUGENE R. HAEGELE Noon CST; quotes will be opened at that County Ordinance Amendment (OA) #67 ment date is scheduled. Boundaries for and the Creation of Tax of Property for Recreational Use. A prop-
Case No. 17PR84 time and recorded. The Sewer Commis- pertaining to Conditional Use Permit Ap- * CTH PD Woods Road to CTH M. Incremental District No. 8. Motion by erty owner has offered to sell a piece of
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: sion will meet thereafter to consider the peals. Survey design work is completed. Design Lindner, seconded by Reekie, to approve property along CTH M and Locust Drive.
1. An application for Informal Admin- quotes and to instruct the Town Clerk * Motion was tabled at January 2017 for the new roadway, drainage, and pub- Resolution No. R-17-005 approving the This property would be available only to
istration was filed. to notify the contractor with the winning Meeting lic utilities is scheduled to be complete project plan and establish boundaries for be used as park property. The Common
2. The decedent, with date of birth bid. Please note, the lowest bid will not 7. Discussion of the Comprehensive by the end of 2017. and the creation of Tax Incremental Dis- Council may convene in closed session
February 20, 1926 and date of death be the only standard taken under consid- Plan 9. Committee Reports: trict No. 8. Tentatively, the Joint Review to develop a negotiating strategy regard-
January 12, 2017, was domiciled in Dane eration to determine the winning bid. Review survey results for Area 1 A. Finance Committee Board will adopt the project plan for TID ing this property.
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mail- Published: February 16, 2017 Land use exercise for Area 1 (1) Discussion and Possible Action #8 at their meeting on January 24th, 2017. Motion by Touchett, seconded by
ing address of 413 S. Franklin Street, Ve- WNAXLP Review land uses for Area 7 Re: Payment of Bills. Motion by McGil- Ehlers representative, Todd Taves, stated Linder, to convene in closed session, as
rona, WI 53593. 8. Discussion with Darrell Morrison vray, seconded by Doyle, to approve a new district would be created with 192 authorized by Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)
3. All interested persons waived no- *** re: landscape plans for town hall the payment of bills in the amount of total acres. Of that, 81 acres would over- (e), for the purpose of deliberating or ne-
tice. LOCATION AND HOURS 9. Confirmation of next meeting $1,000,889.11. Motion carried 8-0. lay TID #6. TID #8 has a potential of up to gotiating the purchase of public proper-
4. The deadline for filing a claim dates - B. Planning Commission $18.4 million in spending over its entire ties, the investing of public funds or con-
against the decedents estate is May 12, OF POLLING PLACE March 14 Area 1 meeting (1) Discussion and Possible Action life. The potential value of the entire area ducting other specified public business,
2017. At the Spring Primary Election to be March 30 Plan Commission Re: Ordinance No. 17-885 Rezoning the upon full development is approximately whenever competitive or bargaining rea-
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane held on February 21, 2017 in the City of 10. Adjourn Property Located at 425 and 427 S. Main $101 million. The TID would have a max- sons deem a closed session necessary.
County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton Verona the following polling place loca- Plan Commission agendas will be Street from Mixed Residential (MR) and imum allowable life of 20 years. Motion The Common Council may reconvene in
Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000. tions will be used for the wards indicated: posted at Millers Grocery and Town Hall Neighborhood Residential (NR) to Public carried 8-0. open session to discuss and take action
Lisa Chandler Location, Wards and on the Towns website. Go to www. Institutional. Motion by Lindner, second- C. Public Safety and Welfare Com- on the subject matter discussed in the
Probate Registrar Verona Public Library 500 Silent town.verona.wi.us and sign up for the ed by Reekie, to approve Ordinance No. mittee closed session. On roll call: Motion car-
February 3, 2017 Street Verona, WI 53593, Wards 1-5 Town List Serve to receive notices via 17-885 approving a zoning map amend- (1) Discussion and Possible Action ried, with Alders Reekie and Diaz voting
Atty. Marilyn A. Dreger Verona City Hall 111 Lincoln Street email. Public hearings will be published ment to rezone property located at 425 Re: Ordinance No. 17-888 Amending Sec- no. The Common Council convened in
200 W. Verona Avenue Verona, WI 53593, Wards 6-9 in the Verona Press. If anyone having a and 427 S. Main Street from the current tion 10-1-13 Motor Vehicles and Traffic, closed session at 7:45 p.m.
Verona, WI 53593 ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN qualifying disability as defined by the zoning classifications of mixed Resi- Required Stops of the Code of Ordi- CLOSED SESSION
(608) 845-9899 AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 American With Disabilities Act, needs dential and Neighborhood Residential nances of the City of Verona. Motion by Motion by Diaz, seconded by Doyle,
Bar Number: 1001608 P.M. an interpreter, materials in alternate for- to Public Institutional. This amendment Stewart, seconded by Reekie, to approve to reconvene in open session. Motion
Published: February 16, 23 and March If you have any questions concern- mats or other accommodations to access would rezone the St. James Lutheran Ordinance No. 17-888 amending Section carried 7-1, with Alder Touchett voting
2, 2017 ing your polling place, contact the mu- these meetings, please contact the Town Church to provide a better zoning clas- 10-1-13 Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Re- no. The Common Council reconvened in
WNAXLP nicipal clerk. of Verona Clerks office @ 608-845 -7187 sification for the current and future use quired Stops of the Code of Ordinanc- open session at 8:33 p.m. No action was
Ellen Clark or jwright@town.verona.w.us Please do of the property as a church. Motion car- es of the City of Verona. This ordinance taken during the closed session.
*** 111 Lincoln Street so at least 48 hours prior to the meet- ried 8-0. adds several required stops at city inter- C. Discussion and Possible Action
Verona, WI 53593 ing so that proper arrangements can be (2) Discussion and Possible Action sections. Motion carried 8-0. Re: Approval of Operator Licenses.
LOCATION AND HOURS OF 608-845-6495 Re: Resolution No. R-17-001 approving
made. Notice is also given that a possible D. Public Works/Sewer & Water Motion by Touchett, seconded by
POLLING PLACE M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. quorum could occur at this meeting for a Certified Survey Map to Create One (1) Committee Doyle, to approve the following operator
At the Spring Primary to be held on All polling places are accessible to the purposes of information gathering Lot at 425 and 427 S. Main Street. Motion (1) Discussion and Possible Action licenses: Sarah Kuhlow and John Carmo-
February 21, 2017 in the Town of Verona elderly and disabled voters. only, of the Town Board, Natural and Rec- by Linder, seconded by Reekie, to ap- Re: Resolution No. R-17-006 Accepting dy for Monks Bar & Grill; Laura Mrkvicka
the following polling place location will Published: February 16, 2017 reational Areas Committee, and/or Public prove Resolution No. R-17-001 approving Public Improvements for the Cathedral for Hop Haus; Martina Gleiter for Vincen-
be used for the wards indicated: WNAXLP Works Committee. a Certified Survey Map to create one (1) Point Phase 6 Subdivision. Motion by zo Citgo, Jeffrey Beane for Verona Li-
Douglas Maxwell, Chair, lot at 425 and 427 S. Main Street. The Touchett, seconded by McGilvray, to ap- quor; Sarah Hennes and Sydney Tokach
Town of Verona Plan Commission proposed CSM will create one 2.2 acres prove Resolution No. R-17-006 accepting for Montes; Drew Latch and Kassondra

ESTATE SALE - LOG HOMES


Posted: February 16, 2017 parcel from the five parcels that currently public improvements for the Cathedral Goff for 5th Quarter; and Sarah Laufen-
Published: February 16, 2017 make up this property. Mayor stated the Point Phase 6 Subdivision. The Public berg for Cahoots. Motion carried 8-0.
WNAXLP churchs project is being very well done. Works Director recommends that the City 11. Announcements:

PAY THE BALANCE OWED ONLY!!!


Motion carried 8-0. of Verona formally accept the infrastruc- None
*** (3) Discussion and Possible Action ture improvements for the Cathedral 12. Adjournment:
Re: Ordinance No. 17-886 Rezoning the Point Phase 6 Subdivision, and reduce Motion by Touchett, seconded by
NOTICE
AMERICAN LOG HOMES IS ASSISTING FINAL RELEASE
Property Located East of the Verona the letter of credit for the subdivision Reekie to adjourn at 8:35 p.m. Motion
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Technology Park from Rural Agricultural to $60,000, which will cover the cost of carried 8-0.
an application for a Combination Re- (RA) to Suburban Office (SO) and Subur- pavement and other items. Motion car- Ellen Clark
OF ESTATE & ACCOUNT SETTLEMENT ON HOUSES. serve Class B Intoxicating Liquor and
Class B Fermented Malt Beverages
License for the period from May 15, 2017
ban Industrial (SI). Motion by Linder, sec-
onded by Reekie, to approve Ordinance
ried 8-0.
(2) Discussion and Possible Action Published: February 16, 2017
City Clerk
No. 17-886 Rezoning the Property Locat- Re: Resolution No. R-17-007 Amending WNAXLP
through June 30, 2017 has been filed with ed East of the Verona Technology Park
the City Clerk, CITY OF VERONA, by Lib- Relocation Order and Determination of
from Rural Agricultural (RA) to Subur- Necessity Related to CTH M and CTH PD ***
erty Business Park Hospitality, LLC, for ban Office (SO) and Suburban Industrial Project. Motion by Touchett, seconded
Bar and Restaurant at the Hyatt Place Ho- (SI). This zoning map amendment would by McGilvray, to approve Resolution No.
NOTICE
1)Model#101Carolina $40,840BALANCEOWED$17,000
tel, 846 Liberty Drive, Verona, WI 53593, rezone approximately 22.6 acres to Sub- The City of Verona Plan Commission
R-17-007 amending relocation order and
David K. Reinke, Agent. Anyone having urban Office and 88.9 acres to Suburban determination of necessity related to CTH
will hold a Public Hearing on Monday
an objection to the granting of such li- Industrial. The rezoning is required as March 6, 2017 at City Hall, 111 Lincoln
cense shall file that objection with the M and CTH PD project contingent upon Street, for the following planning and
part of the creation of Tax Increment Dis-

2)Model#303Little Rock $38,525BALANCEOWED$15,000


City Clerk, City of Verona, 111 Lincoln the design study report being signed by zoning matter:
trict #8, and for future development of the the Wisconsin Department of Transporta-
Street, before property. Motion carried 8-0. 1) Conditional use permit for a group
February 24, 2017 during regular of- tion. The amended resolution approves daycare center and group development
(4) Discussion and Possible Action the overall transportation project plat and
fice hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Monday
3)Model#403Augusta $42,450BALANCEOWED$16,500
land use to be located on Lot 25 of Lib-
Friday.
Re: Ordinance No. 17-887 Rezoning Lot allows city staff to work on acquisition of erty Business Park. If approved, the per-
16 of the Verona Technology Park from all properties for this project within the
Ellen Clark, City Clerk Suburban Industrial (SI) to Suburban mit would allow for the construction of a
City of Verona Verona project limits. Motion carried 8-0. 12,600 square foot child-care center.
Commercial (SC). Motion by Linder, sec- (3) Discussion and Possible Action
Published: February 16, 2017 onded by Reekie, to approve Ordinance Interested persons may comment on
WNAXLP Re: Resolution No. R-17-008 Authorizing this planning and zoning matter during
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