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Verona Area School District

March full
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outreach on information
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Wi t h l e s s t h a n five Tuesday, March 21
Photo by Kate Newton weeks to go before the (With Spanish transla-
Lisette Venegas of Verona helps her son Anthony, 5, keep a steady hand while peeling carrots for their cole slaw wraps. April 4 vote, district offi- tors available)

Chopping it up at BPNN
cials and board members Glacier Edge Elementary
are gearing up for a slate School, 800 Kimball Lane,
Turn to Outreach/Page 12

The Badger Prairie Needs Network

transformed into a training ground for
veggies dominated the menu as partici-
pants chopped, peeled and stirred their On the Web City of Verona
little chefs from around the area Sun- way toward making beet-and-carrot To view more photos from BPNNs ChopChop

Developer resubmits
day, Feb. 26, as the facility hosted a slaw wraps they could enjoy at the end Cooking Club, visit:
ChopChop Cooking Club for kids of the class. The four-part series will
ages 5 and up and their families in continue through April.
partnership with the UW Health Clin- For information on upcoming cook-

with big changes

ic-Verona and Hy-Vee Fitchburg. ing classes for both kids and adults, For information on upcoming cooking classes at
Geared toward helping kids learn visit BPNN, visit:
about the basics of cooking and nutri-
tion, class leaders made sure fruits and Kate Newton
Verona Press editor
On the
Movie magic on the set of La La Land In the wake of Plan
Commission criticism on agenda
of an Academy Award-winning crew a major redevelopment of
VAHS grad reflects on crew I never thought I would be
after the film took home six Oscars West Verona Avenue, the Sugar Creek Com-
experience with Oscar winner part of a camera crew that Sunday, including her friend Linus developer has submitted a mons revised general
was getting thanked for an Sandgrens win for Best Cinematog- revision that cuts about 10 development plan
KATE NEWTON raphy. percent of the apartments
Unified Newspaper Group Oscar. I never thought I would be part and all but ensures com- Public hearing and
of a camera crew that was getting mercial development. site plan for Big Apple
When former Verona resident Rachel Wiederhoeft, thanked for an Oscar, Wiederhoeft Overall, the number of Daycare
Rachel Wiederhoeft joined the camera Verona Area High School Class of 2002 said. Its one of those things when apartment units in the Sug-
crew of La La Land you grow up wanting to work in the ar Creek Commons plan Initial review for
a day after moving movies, you think, what would it be has only dropped by 29, to Goddard School addi-
across the country to in an experience that I can definitely like to win an Oscar? I never thought 255, in the latest plan, sub- tion
Los Angeles, the notion relate to. of it in that particular instance, that mitted Feb. 22. The con-
that life imitates art Wiederhoeft, a 2002 VAHS grad, Im a part of that win even if Im not figuration, however, has
struck a chord even started work on the film which stars standing there. changed dramatically.
before the end of her Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as a And while it was far from a fairy- Gone is the mas- building, and in its place,
first day on set. couple struggling to fulfill their cre- tale ending for La La Land during sive apartment building the project adds about 30
To start watching ative dreams in the City of Stars the Academy Awards telecast, it was anchoring the rear of the percent more commercial
Wiederhoeft project, and in place of space, to almost 25,000
this story unfold where as a camera production assistant and certainly a dramatic one. After the
the main actress is trying to make her film loader (the crewmember respon- film was initially announced as the that and one smaller build- s q u a r e f e e t , w i t h t wo
dream happen in L.A., it was very sible for loading film stock into the Best Picture winner, the shows ing are three L-shaped buildings fronting West
surreal for sure, she told the Press. I cameras film magazines) in summer producers rushed the stage moments apartment buildings total- Verona Avenue, contain-
think that was the thing that was nice 2015. A year-and-a-half and sever- ing 146 units. ing apartments on upper
for me, was to know that its grounded al projects later, shes officially part Turn to La La Land/Page 7 Gone is the
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Song and dance

at Glacier Edge
Glacier Edge Elementary School students showed
off their musical talents last week with a series of
concerts for parents and families during the school
day. Each grade had its own concert on Tuesday or
Wednesday featuring between nine and 12 songs to

Photos by Scott Girard

Third-graders sing One Bottle O Pop as they count how many times theyve sung the chorus. Aubrey Stelzer, center, enjoys playing xylophone during
Waltzing Matilda.

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See more photos from the Glacier Edge and Rhapsody Trio concerts:
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The Rhapsody Arts Centers Rhapsody Trio, featuring (from left to right) violinist Ilya Litvin,
Drs. Kate & John Schacherl Inside Citgo across from Grays Tied House
pianist Leo Van Asten and cellist Emma Downing, performs a selection of Mozarts music as
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cious sense of humor is the personal letters read The program was part of
almost as well known as aloud by Ilya Litvin, Emma the Classical Concert Series,
his music. Fortunately, the Downing and Leo Van Asten a partnership between Rhap-
audience of the Rhapsody of the Rhapsody Arts Cen- sody Arts and the library.
Trios Mozart: A Jekyll and ter (it was quickly apparent The trio will return at
Hyde Sort of Guy program Mozart got his humor from 6:30p.m. Thursday, March
Thursday, Feb. 23, at the his mother, who didnt hes- 9, for a concert focused on
Verona Public Library, were itate to be equally crude German composer Ludwig
exposed to both of Mozarts while responding to his let- van Beethoven.
talents. ters). In between readings,
They quickly learned no the musicians performed Kate Newton

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Press wins 7 WNA awards City of Verona
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The Verona Press won

WNA awards
First Place
Alders urge more action on pool
seven awards at the Wis- Most still favor delaying things too long, regardless of plans for a
consin Newspaper Associa-
Sports News Story:
Mourning the loss of some Firemans Park Whats next that we get past the con-
struction season and we
pool or a splash pad,
which was the catalyst
tions convention last week. Ebony, Anthony Iozzo lose out on another sea- for the entire discussion
They were among 17 edi- upgrades this year City staff will evaluate son. last year. But if a pool is
torial awards produced by Second Place whether some planning Ald. Brad Stiner (D-3) built, the Firemans Park
Unified Newspaper Group Portrait/Artistic Photo: JIM FEROLIE can be done before the had actually brought it up upgrade is likely to be less
and include a first-place Finding her smile, Scott earlier, during public com- expansive.
award for best sports news Girard
Verona Press editor referendum.
ment, a break with coun- For me, its not about
story. Ongoing/Extended The debate on a commu- cil tradition. He said he whether we do a splash
The nine members of the Coverage: Verona Area nity pool continued Mon- was delivering on a prom- pad or a pool, Hochkam-
UNG editorial staff col- day, and several alders McGilrvray, who had orig- ise to his coffee drink- mer said. In my opinion,
laborate on its four weekly School District behavior
policy, Scott Girard were irritated about it for inally brought up the idea ing buddies by doing Im hoping we can do
and monthly newspapers one reason or another. during the budget discus- so, and he insisted that both, but I feel strongly
and its quarterly magazine. Third Place: sion. I dont understand Firemans Park shouldnt that we should have some-
Less than two weeks
They combined to win three Reporting on local edu- after the Parks Commis- the point about putting it be allowed to fade away thing done at Firemans
first-place awards, includ- cation: Scott Girard sion decided to hold off off. Id like to see us through neglect, remind- Park.
ing General Excellence for on planning while waiting move forward on engag- ing people that more than That something
the Oregon Observer. The Feature/profile: UW
professor John Hawkes, for the results of a school ing (contractor) MSA to two decades ago, the city wouldnt start until after
Press won that designation district referendum that develop the pool concept. invested in the former the summer beach season
in 2008. Scott De Laruelle
could determine the loca- Mayor Jon Hochkam- quarry to keep it relevant. is over, in September, giv-
Assistant sports editor Front page: Staff tion, some were not happy mer agreed, and though Stiners fellow Parks ing a few months to devel-
Anthony Iozzo headlined Honorable Mention about the pause. the council would still be representative, Heather op a general pool plan first
the Press awards with his Others did not like the required to take action to Reekie (D-4), agreed and and then make the Fire-
coverage of Reporting on Local Gov-
ernment: Jim Ferolie change in plans to upgrade approve a planning pro- cited some emails shed mans Park upgrade com-
the death of the beach at Firemans cess, he said hed work it gotten to that effect. plementary. Both plans are
Verona Area Park. out with city staff. But Ald. Evan Touchett expected to be worked on
High School And some were uncom- That was the same con- (D-4) was bothered by by MSA, the contractor
basketball f o r t a b l e w i t h h ow t h e clusion that had been the implication that going that worked on the origi-
star Ebony Common Councils atti- drawn Jan. 30, when forward on a pool meant nal $3.6 million Firemans
Nettles-Bey, tude toward the park was alders consensus essen- Firemans Park would be Park upgrade last year.
who lost her being perceived. tially referred discussion allowed to degrade. He City administrator Jeff
battle with There were no official on a pool to the Parks, broke council tradition, as Mikorski told the Press
cancer during decisions to be made on Recreation and Urban For- well, speaking directly to Tuesday he planned to dis-
what would the topic Monday, just as estry Commission. But the Stiner. cuss the issue further with
have been there hadnt been nearly commission decided to The way you made it parks director Dave Walk-
her freshman a month earlier in a com- wait for the results of the sound, I got the impres- er who was out this week
season of mittee-of-the-whole meet- April 4 school district ref- sion you thought the coun- to see what information
college bas- ing devoted to the issue. erendum before having the cil was considering getting planners could gather to
ketball. But alders had plenty to study done. rid of the park, he said. advance the discussion
A s a d say, and after 10 minutes Occasionally, we get And that has never been before the referendum.
story which of discussion, it appeared accused of dragging things my intention. That may define a pos-
was likely a changes were imminent. out, Hochkammer said The general consensus, sible action to be voted on
difficult one W h a t w e r e t a l k i n g to officially introduce the reflected in direct state- at an upcoming Council
to complete, Verona Press assistant about would be to deter- topic Monday, adding that ments by Touchett, McGil- meeting, he said.
the judge sports editor Anthony Iozzo mine the use of the pool, he wanted to keep the vray, Ald. Luke Diaz (D-3)
w r o t e . A won a first place award in the t h e s i z e o f t h e p o o l , conversation going so it and Hochkammer, was Email Verona Press
loss for the sports news story category said Dist 1 Ald. Mac didnt lose momentum. that Firemans Park should editor Jim Ferolie at
community. for his reporting on the death My only concern is about get some sort of update
Iozzo took of Ebony Nettles-Bey.
third place in
Plan: Commission will review new proposal on Monday
De Laruelle Interesting! Not every-
that category
last year and body can make archaeology
won the sports feature cat- come alive in a newspaper Continued from page 1 apartments and let the rest submission states. It also review.
egory two years ago. feature, but you did just of the project fall through, states clearly that reducing A t l e a s t o n e a l d e r,
Assistant editor Scott that, the judge wrote. floors. as happened in the original the number of apartments Luke Diaz (Dist. 3), has
Girard earned three awards The Press also won third The proposed hotel on West End project. further would jeopardize expressed reservations
for the Press, with a sec- place in the front page cat- the site, the current home While the density is only its financial viability. about the potential of
ond-place entry for ongoing egory, which judges design of the former Chinmi truck slightly less, the configura- As discussed in the pre- reducing intensity on that
or extended coverage for and content of three submit- stop, Badger Car Wash, tion of the new plan should vious meeting, the project land, simply because the
the fallout and continued ted pages. The Stoughton Avenue Auto and some allay the phasing fears. If is a candidate for tax-in- roads are capable of sup-
saga of the Verona Area Courier Hub was second in apartments, is a separate only the apartments were crement financing, and the porting it there.
School Districts attempts that category. project. built, under the new plan, city is creating a new TIF The submission also
to modernize its behavior Editor Jim Ferolie earned The commission will the total would be 100 district in the area. notes the number of
policies. an honorable mention for review the new plan units less than in the previ- The additional retail one-bedroom units has
Excellent series on his coverage of local gov- Monday, March 6, at its ous version, with 109 units space is another item been reduced to a 60-40
pros and cons of behavior- e r n m e n t . F e l l ow U N G 6:30p.m. meeting. now planned to be built that should be commis- mix with two-bedroom
al training in schools, the reporter Bill Livick won Commissioners had above the retail buildings. sion-friendly. However, it units because of a change
judge wrote. that category for his work expressed concerns about The reallocation of remains to be seen wheth- in market conditions.
Girard also took second with the Stoughton Courier the number and density units balances both the er a trade of 60,000 square
place for a portrait for his Hub. Ferolie has earned a of apartment units, and density and intensity for feet of office for an addi- Email Verona Press
feature story on a 12-year- local government award six some had worried that the the overall site, benefit- tional 6,000 square feet editor Jim Ferolie at
old with a rare cancer. times in 11 years, includ- developer might build the ing the overall plan, the of retail gets a favorable
What makes it great is ing first place in 2008 and
the photographer captures 2012.
a moment that appears as The reporters institu-
if the subjects do not know tional knowledge is import-
ant in this budget story,
the photographer is there,
the judge wrote. Nice which simplifies a compli- APPRECIATION
composition and depth.
Good use of shadows.
cated process for the read-
er, the judge wrote of Fer-
Day care plan DAYS SALE!
The commission will also review the final submission MARCH 16-17 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MARCH 18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Girards overall coverage olies entry. for Big Apple Daycare, in Liberty Business Park. At the
The WNA recognizes
of VASD won third place
and featured stories on the winners in six categories
initial review last month, commissioners were surprised
that the market could accommodate yet another day care
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Letters to the editor

Trump result of corporate takeover
The United States of Trump is Security anyway. He says we cant
here and we are all in for a wild afford it, but theres never any prob-
ride. Mr. Trump is the result of the lem increasing that military budget.
corporate takeover of our country, Folks, the party is winding
and the takeover is now complete. down quickly, and how each of
His cabinet consists of some us responds is crucial. Do we go
of the most corrupt pro-corporate along with Trump and hope our
people this country has to offer: an good fortune keeps his actions from
education secretary who wants to affecting us (good luck with that),
destroy public schools and replace or do we resist him at every turn by
them with voucher and religious calling out his inhumane decrees
schools, an EPA secretary who and by supporting those adversely
seeks to destroy any nature we have affected most by his power grab? I
left, and so on and so forth it goes. know which side Ill be on.
Theyre all led by a mentally unsta- Ill close with a quote I read
ble man who leads by holding ral- recently: I dont fight fascism
lies and silencing the press. Adolf because Ill win, I fight fascism
Hitler loved rallies. because it is fascism.
Our own state leaders, Ron John-
son and Paul Ryan, are too corrupt Tim Melin,
or spineless to resist this dictator. City of Verona
Heck, Ryan wants to end Social

Americans need a political reset

Elections have consequences, people, and the planet that we call
and 2016 will have far more than home, desperately need a political Community Voices

Theres snow way to ruin

most for us commoners. The reset.
results ensure the vast majority of There is much to bemoan about
Americans will be further margin- our collective situation. The hole
alized by a band of millionaires we have dug for ourselves is for-

a good cultural experience

and billionaires masquerading as midable. It is time to put down
legislators. They are well insulated the shovel. The task will not be
from the environmental degrada- achieved by marching in the
tion, abandoned health care access, streets, but by taking back congres-

public school defunding and Social sional seats. The first job, to that
ow, was this ever shap- no snow. living in the United States. A
Security and Medicare cuts they end, is getting money as far away
ing up to be quite the Wednesday was our big Chica- family stay was completely new
are working to achieve. from our political system as possi-
cultural exchange. go outing, and I hoped the Windy for them.
In 2016, the aristocratic legis- ble. Its influence has poisoned the
In my second time hosting this, City would take our minds off For example, one host family
lators that made up the legislative political well; legislation is being
more than 50 students and teach- the lack of snow. We had had to treated our group to a bonfire and
majority were emboldened by the sold to the highest bidder. Lets
ers were coming to brave a two- cancel our sledding and move ice taught them how to make smo-
election of an authoritative com- move to amend!
week winter wonderland in Wis- skating to indoor venues, which res. And of course, being Wiscon-
mander and thief. We, the com-
consin in January. After receiving hadnt bothered the students one sin, the teachers hosts made sure
moners, are left in the lurch, wait- Tim White,
consecutive weekend snowstorms bit, but I still felt we were letting they got to experience a brewery
ing for yet another nudge down the Town of Springdale
in December, I assumed snow them down. tour.
social and economic ladder. We the
would be the least of our worries. Fortunately, we received a gift What really made the experi-
But by the time we pulled into from the gods, and the day of the ence stick were the going-away
the high school Chicago trip started under a win- parties. You could really see how
parking lot in ter weather watch. By the time much the students and families
Madison, it was we planned to leave, at 6:30 a.m., had bonded over the two-week
40 degrees and all the schools had closed for the experience.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 Vol. 52, No. 41 I had to strain day. They displayed their affection
USPS No. 658-320 my eyes to pick I dont think anyone could have in various ways. Some made
Periodical Postage Paid, Verona, WI and additional offices. out any recog- exhaled longer or more deeply banners to say good bye, one
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Phone: 608-845-9559 FAX: 608-845-9550 snow was a key trip feature that decision and I picked up a much didnt have much to say. By then
e-mail: enticed students to come in the needed catch-up day to re-arrange everyone had created their own
Circulation customer service: (800) 355-1892 first place. I knew the topic would activities now that the snow day experience. The tingling you get come up, so I needed to think of was added to the itinerary. when you are sharing cultures
This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. some alternatives quickly. I hoped I still found time to make a affects people in a variety of
maybe they wouldnt miss the snowman and even head to the different ways, and I couldnt
General Manager Circulation snow and I could possibly smooth store, but what was most satis- possibly give a blanket explana-
Lee Borkowski Carolyn Schultz the disappointment by blaming fying was watching the photos tion that would cover everyones global warming. come in of everyone out in the experience.
Luckily, there was a big enough snow (while I, of course, was Im super thankful for the fam-
Sales Manager distraction, the presidential tucked in at home in front of a ilies who opened their homes for
Kathy Neumeister Jim Ferolie
inauguration. It was the day we warm fire). this experience, and I hope they arrived. Thank goodness for that snow will continue to communicate
Sports There is never not a good time day. It came right in the middle with their exchange students.
Jeremy Jones for a cultural exchange, but there of the exchange, which proved I encourage other families to
Donna Larson are times when exchanges are invaluable for the families and take part in this experience. We
Assistant Editor more necessary than others, and especially the teachers as an wont get inaugurations nor snow
Classifieds the next four years will defini- opportunity to catch their breaths. storms every year, but in the end,
Scott Girard
Diane Beaman tively be important for cultural And thankfully, we still managed that wont really matter, despite exchanges. Especially with all the to fit in most of our planned activ- all they hype we give it.
Reporters fake news and demeaning rheto- ities. But still, is it not too much to
Inside Sales Samantha Christian, Bill Livick,
Kate Froehlich
ric, personal experience is going The reactions from the visiting ask for December snow to last
Anthony Iozzo, Amber Levenhagen, to be the only credible means to teachers were interesting. Many through the end of January? Scott De Laruelle, Kate Newton get an authentic view of the Unit- them had been to the United
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VAHS Theatre takes to the Old books, new cause

for VAHS students
water for Metamorphoses intended!
Students in Verona Area
High Schools National
Honor Society started out If You Go
Audience will be seated Beyond the pool logistics, Nibbe
the semester with a new What: VAHS National
onstage for intimate view If You Go described the set as very simple:
project: establishing a
book drive and sale to raise
Honor Society book sale
What: Verona Area High School the gods portrayed in the plays con- money for students in Tan- When: 9a.m. to 6p.m.
KATE NEWTON Theatre presents Metamorphoses temporary adaptations of ancient zania. Saturday, March 18;
Unified Newspaper Group myths will stand on a deck above the Inspired by a visit last 8a.m. to 4p.m. Mon-
When: 7:30p.m. Thursday, March pool platform, and above them, an day, March 20, Tuesday,
October from Father
The stage at Verona Area High 9, and Friday, March 10 illuminated chandelier. March 21, and Friday,
Leo Kazeri, who runs a
School will transform next week for Where: VAHS Performing Arts The action that unfolds on that set, school and library in Tan- March 24
the aptly-titled Metamorphoses, a Center, 300 Richard St. though, is anything but simplistic. zania, NHS will use pro-
The story oscillates from the comic Where: VAHS Performing
production co-director Steve Nibbe Tickets: $10; at the door or pur- ceeds from the book sale
said has proved the most challenging to the tragic as characters like Apol- Arts Center Studios, 300
chase in advance at 845-4488 planned for March 18, Richard St.
of his longtime tenure in the theater los son Phaeton consults with his 20, 21 and 24 to pur-
program. therapist or King Midas unwittingly chase books for Kazeri Info: 845-4400
Based on the Tony Award-winning turns his daughter into gold. and his students. The sale
production by Mary Zimmerman, 16-foot pool from scratch seemed Its this strange juxtaposition is open to the community
which she adapted from a classic daunting enough, Nibbe said he was Some very dark moments, and some and will run from 9a.m. collection bins in English
Roman poem of the same name, the equally nervous about bringing (the very light moments, Nibbe said. to 6p.m. on March 18, classrooms at the school.
90-minute play features nine separate stories) to life in a way that honors More than 20 students a mix of and from 8a.m. to 4p.m. Each Friday, NHS vol-
vignettes that unfold in and around a the original production while allow- four-year veterans and performers the three days thereafter in unteers collect the books
pool of water. And instead of watch- ing for a little creative license as new to the VAHS stage are featured the VAHS Performing Arts from the bins and sort them
ing from the usual seated sections in well. in the cast of Metamorphoses. Nib- Center Studios. in preparation for the sale
the VAHS Performing Arts Center, Until this year, those nerves actual- be said regardless of their experience The project relies on next month.
the audience will be sitting onstage ly made him chicken out on bring- level, theyre all eager to see how the donations of gently used We are selling books for
to allow for a more intimate view ing the play to VAHS after seeing reward holds up to the risk. books for all ages col- prices under $10, and we
during both performances, set for it performed at Edgewood College Theyre excited about it because lected each week through hope this will encourage
7:30p.m. Thursday, March 9, and about a decade ago. But after seeing it is so unique and unusual from any- March 13. Spearheaded people from the communi-
Friday, March 10 and some will be the turnout for auditions, he realized thing else weve done before, Nibbe by students Alankrit Sha- ty to buy, Shatadal wrote
seated so close to the pool they might it might finally be time to seize the added. tadal and Maya Reinfeldt, in an email to the Press.
actually get wet, Nibbe said with a opportunity. Tickets are limited to 100 seats for the drive began in January
laugh. All these kids showed up, and I each performance of Metamorpho- by accepting old books in Jason Barr and Kate
Theres not too many shows that thought, what (show) do we do? ses, and are $10 each. They can be
have the set requirements this one Nibbe said. It hit me again: lots of purchased in advance by calling the
has, he told the Press. Theres just parts for lots of kids, lots of involve- VAHS box office at 845-4488, or at
so many issues dealing with water in ment. One thing led to the other and the door.

Norwegian Dancers, Grieg

a live theater event. I thought, You know what? Just
While working out the mechanics be bold, be daring. So were doing Contact Kate Newton at kate.
of constructing an approximately it, come hell or high water, no pun

Chorus to perform for VAPAS

Rhapsody Arts Center to host The Verona Area Per-
forming Arts Series will
host its first afternoon If You Go
sensory-friendly concert concert at 2p.m. Sunday,
March 19, featuring the
all-male Grieg Chorus of
Madison and the Stoughton
What: VAPAS pres-
ents Grieg Chorus and
Stoughton Norwegian
The Rhapsody Arts Cen- to observe traditional per- Sunken Cathedral along- Norwegian Dancers.
ter will host a Sensory formance etiquette, the side a slideshow of local When: 2p.m. Sunday,
Friendly Concert tailored If You Go release said. Sensory photographer Mark Hun-
The Edvard Grieg Cho-
rus was founded in January March 19
to people of all ages on What: Sensory Friendly Friendly Concerts provide stmans images of turn-of- 1925 and takes its name Where: Verona Area High
the autism spectrum next Concert modifications so that peo- the-century architecture, from the famous Norwe-
week. ple on and off the spec- according to the release. School Performing Arts
g i a n c o m p o s e r, w h o s e Center, 300 Richard St.
The free event, set for When: 7p.m. Friday, trum can enjoy the same A quiet room will also compositions are included
7p.m. Friday, March 10, is March 10 quality fine arts perfor- be open at the event, and in their repertoire. Their Tickets: $10 adult, $5
open to the public and aims Where: Rhapsody Arts mances. concertgoers are welcome program includes Norwe- students 18 and under
to provide an inclusive Center, 1031 North Edge A t t e n d e e s c a n m ove to bring noise-canceling gian, patriotic, spiritual Info:, 848-
environment for attend- Trail freely in their seats, walk headphones. Small items and Broadway music. 2787
ees, carrying on a nation- around the event space and to touch and hold will also The Stoughton Norwe-
al movement coined by Info: 848-2045 talk as they watch perfor- be available throughout the gian Dancers are a group
Maryland organization The mances by several musi- program. of Stoughton High School
Musical Autist. Accord- cians, including violinist For information on the students who perform bring awareness to Norwe-
ing to a Rhapsody news talent from people on the Charlene Adzima, pianist Sensory Friendly Concert, authentic Scandinavian gian heritage.
release, the concerts create autism spectrum. Chris Collins and Middle- call 848-2045 or email dances across the Unit- Tickets to the show, held
opportunities to celebrate People on the spectrum ton High School student ed States. They endeav- in the Verona Area High
neurodiversity, introduce often process and react Nate Trinkl. or to entertain, culturally School Performing Arts
communities to local music differently to sensory Tr i n k l w i l l p e r f o r m Kate Newton enlighten and instruct audi- Center, are available at
therapists and showcase input, making it difficult Claude Debussys The ences with respect to tra-, the State Bank
ditional Scandinavian folk of Cross Plains-Verona,

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wegian costumes known as calling 848-2787. All seats
bunads. The group began are reserved; tickets are
Academic Achievements run as space is available, and this Ireland, deans list; Megan Marie Johnson, deans list; Alena in 1953 with their first $10 for adults and $5 for
list of honorees and graduates is not complete. Due to the Rose Mears, deans list; Marissa Lynn Mears, deans list; appearance in the Syttende students 18 and under.
increased number of submissions after spring and fall gradu- Kennedy Nicole Pekol, deans list; Bethany Joy Russell, deans Mai parade, and contin-
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Coming up Churches
Driscoll will remind attendees of the All Saints Lutheran Church Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,
Capitol trip Preserving memories 2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg Verona
countys free library delivery services (608) 276-7729 Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
Join the senior center on a tour of the Joyal Holder of Holder Printworks and answer any questions attendees a.m., St. Andrew, Verona
Madison State Capitol building from 9 will host a program on How to Preserve have. For information, call 845-7471. Pastor Rich Johnson
a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. your Memories from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m. St. James Lutheran Church
Participants will meet at the senior March 6, at the senior center. Concert series The Church in Fitchburg
427 S. Main St., Verona
center and take a van to the Capitol. Holder will focus on what can be pre- Listen to the Rhapsody Trio perform 2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg (608) 845-6922
Lunch will follow at the Old Fashioned served and how to store and digitize old works by Beethoven and share insights (608) 271-2811
(bring money for lunch). Registration is media. A brief history of popular audio, on his life from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs- Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
required. For information or to register, video and film formats will also be dis- day, March 9, at the library. Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m. Narum
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-
call 845-7471. cussed. For information, call 845-7471. This free performance is part of the Fitchburg Memorial UCC day, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8
Classical Concert Series presented in 5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg a.m.-noon Wednesday
Harp performance Homebuilding 101 (608) 273-1008 Saturday Worship: 5 p.m.
partnership with the Rhapsody Arts Cen- Sunday Worship: 8:30 and 10:45
Harpist Shari Sarazin will perform at Attend a Homebuilding 101 class ter. For information, call 845-7180. Pastor Phil Haslanger a.m.
the senior center at 10:30 a.m. Friday, led by Restaino and Associates senior Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m.
March 3. Sarazin will take attendees on a real estate specialist Fred Siegenthaler Assisted living seminar Salem United Church of Christ
trip to the Emerald Isle to help celebrate and Tom Wellman of River Valley Bank Good Shephard Lutheran 502 Mark Dr., Verona
Learn about senior care services in Church ECLA (608) 845-7315
St. Patricks Day. For information, call from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, the Madison area with a focus on assist- (608) 271-6633
845-7471. at the library. ing living and dementia care during a Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Those considering building a house seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Way, Madison Laura Kolden, Associate in Min-
Health program can learn about new-home construction March 9, at the Verona Area School Dis- Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. istry
West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Sunday School: 9 a.m.
Bonnie Nutt of the Alzheimers and get tips. Siegenthaler will explore trict Administration Building, 700 N. Mound Road, Verona Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m.
Association will lead a program titled the pros and cons of new construction, Main St. The seminar will help clarify Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and and Wellman will discuss new-home various levels of care, costs, preparing
Damascus Road Church West Springdale Lutheran Church
Body at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 6, construction loans and mortgage financ- for a smooth move and more. The Verona Senior Center ECLA
at the senior center. The program will ing. For information, call 845-7180. It is geared toward adult children 108 Paoli St., Verona 2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
provide tips using research in the areas and their parents, and all attendees will (608) 819-6451 Mount Horeb
of diet, exercise, cognitive activity and Librarian visit, (608) 437-3493
receive resources to take home.
social engagement, and attendees will Mary Driscoll, the outreach librarian For information, contact Beth Johnson Pastor Justin Burge Pastor Jeff Jacobs
learn how to incorporate these recom- for Dane County, will stop by the senior at or Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion
mendations into a plan for healthy aging. center for a Visit From the Librarian 230-4487.
Memorial Baptist Church Sugar River United Methodist
For information, call 845-7471. program at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9. 201 S. Main St., Verona Church
(608) 845-7125 415 W. Verona Ave., Verona (608) 845-5855
Community calendar Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.,
Pastor Gary Holmes
Thursday, March 2 6 p.m., PFLAG Mt. Horeb Area senior center, 845-7471 Redeemer Bible Fellowship 9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary
6-7 p.m., Evening Caregiver meeting, American Legion Hall, 10 a.m., Visit From the Librarian 130 N. Franklin St., Verona worship.
(608)848-1836 Sunday School available during
Support Group (repeats first and third 102 S. 3rd St., Mount Horeb, with Mary Driscoll, senior center, worship. Refreshments and fellow-
Thursdays), senior center, 845-7471 845-7471 Pastor Dwight R. Wise ship are between services.
6:30 p.m., Plan Commission, 3 p.m., Veterans Club (repeats Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship
Friday, March 3 Verona City Center, 848-9943 second Thursdays), senior center, West Madison Bible Church
9 a.m., Chat and Chew: VASD 845-7471
Resurrection Lutheran Church 2920 Hwy. M, Verona
Referendum, senior center, 845-7471 Tuesday, March 7 WELS (608) 845-9518
11:30 a.m., Four Seasons Theatre 6:30-7:30 p.m., Classical Concert 6705 Wesner Rd., Verona
10:30 a.m., Celtic Harp Series: Beethoven, The Gentle (608) 848-4965 Pastor Dan Kukasky Jr.
performance with Shari Sarazin, presents Best of Broadway: Fiddler Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m.
and Friends, senior center, 845-7471 Giant, library, 845-7180 Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.
senior center, 845-7471
1 and 6 p.m., Verona Stampers 6:30-8:30 p.m., Assisted Living Pastor Benjamin Phelps
7 p.m., Madison Songwriter 101 seminar, Verona Area School Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Zwingli United Church of
Showcase with Margo Tiedt, Group meeting, senior center, 845- Sunday: 9 a.m. Christ
7471 District Administration Building, 700 Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
Joe Snare and Raine Stern ($5 N. Main St., 230-4487
4-8 p.m., Crafty Teen program, St. Christopher Catholic Parish (608) 832-6677
donation), Tuvalu
library, 845-7180 7:30 p.m., Verona Area High St. Andrew Church Pastor Brad Brookins
301 N. Main St., Verona Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, March 4 6:30-8:30 p.m., Home Building
School Theatre presents St. William Church
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Kitchen 101 class, library, 845-7180 Metamorphoses ($10), VAHS 1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli Zwingli United Church of
free community meal, BPNN, bpnn. Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard (608) 845-6613 Christ
org Wednesday, March 8 St., 845-4488
Fr. William Vernon, pastor
Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
6:30 p.m., The McDougals, Tuvalu 12:30 p.m., Literature Lovers Book Friday, March 10 Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew, Rev. Sara Thiessen
Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik 10-11:30 a.m., The Young and the Verona Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship
Monday, March 6 Backman, senior center, 845-7471 Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William,
10:30 a.m., Healthy Living for Your 4:30 p.m., Tech Time with Tim Restless (ages 0-5), library, 845- Paoli
Brain and Body program, senior 7180
(30-minute appointments available), 7 p.m., Sensory Friendly Concert,
center, 845-7471 senior center, 845-7471
2-4 p.m., How to Preserve your Rhapsody Arts Center, 1031 North Spiritual Maturity
Memories program, senior center, Thursday, March 9 Edge Trail, 848-2045 Just as we grow and develop physically and mentally,
845-7471 AARP tax services (by appt.), 7 p.m., Stephen Lee Rich, Tuvalu we should do so spiritually as well. Children grow and
learn in relation to their parents in much the same way
Whats on VHAT-98 that we grow and learn in relation to God. We go from
being completely dependent on our parents to being
Thursday, March 2 from Feb. 27 4 p.m. Sutter Brothers at Center an integral part of our family, helping with chores and
7 a.m. James Kellerman at 11 a.m. Verona 91-92 Senior Center 10 p.m. James Kellerman supporting each other, and in the process, we should
Senior Center Boys Basketball 5 p.m. 2015 Wildcats at Senior Center also grow in love and appreciation for our parents and
8 a.m.- Zumba Gold 1 p.m. 2015 Wildcats Football 11 p.m. Retro Swing Band siblings. As children of God we will always remain depen-
9 a.m. Daily Exercise Football 6:30 p.m. Plan Commission Thursday, March 9 dent on God, but we should also mature to the point
10 a.m. Retro Swing Band 4:30 p.m. Batker Live 7 a.m. James Kellerman at where we are pulling our weight in the spiritual realm.
at Senior Center Blacksmith Shop at Historical 9 p.m. Hindu Cultural Hour Senior Center Spiritually mature persons will take the initiative to pray
2 p.m. Zumba Gold Society 10 p.m. James Kellerman 8 a.m.- Zumba Gold and do good works without having to be persuaded by
3 p.m. Daily Exercise 6 p.m. Common Council at Senior Center 9 a.m. Daily Exercise others. They are also willing and able to accept hard
4 p.m. Jim Hetzal at Senior from Feb. 27 11 p.m. Retro Swing Band 10 a.m. Retro Swing Band truths about their own failings and will work diligently to
Center 9 p.m. Verona 91-92 Boys Tuesday, March 7 3 p.m. Daily Exercise improve. The spiritually mature strive to become more
5 p.m. Sutter Brothers at Basketball 7 a.m. James Kellerman at 4 p.m. Jim Hetzal at Senior like God, and to judge others not by their outward appear-
Senior Center 10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith Senior Center Center ances but by their inner attributes. They are painfully
6 p.m. Salem Church Shop at Historical Society 10 a.m.- Zumba Gold 5 p.m. Sutter Brothers at aware of their own tendency to judge others more harshly
Service 11 p.m. Retro Swing Band 9 a.m. Daily Exercise Senior Center than they judge themselves and consequently will be mer-
7 p.m. Jeff Mikowski at Sunday, March 5 10 a.m. Retro Swing Band 6 p.m. Salem Church ciful in their judgement of others.
Senior Center 7 a.m. Hindu Cultural Hour 2 p.m.- Zumba Gold Service Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
8 p.m. Daily Exercise 9 a.m. Resurrection Church 3 p.m. Daily Exercise 7 p.m. Jeff Mikowski at
9 p.m. Safe at Home at 10 a.m. Salem Church 4 p.m. Jim Hetzal at Senior Senior Center Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit,
Senior Center Service Center 8 p.m. Daily Exercise hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn
10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith Noon - Common Council 5 p.m. Sutter Brothers at 9 p.m. Safe at Home at babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may
Shop at Historical Society from Feb. 27 Senior Center Senior Center grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that
Friday, March 3 3 p.m. Verona 91-92 Boys 6 p.m. Resurrection 10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith the Lord is good.
7 a.m. Jim Hetzal at Senior Basketball Church Shop at Historical Society 1 Peter 2:1-3 NIV
Center 4:30 p.m. Batker 8 p.m. Jeff Mikowski at
1 p.m. Safe at Home at
Senior Center
Blacksmith Shop at Historical
Senior Center
9 p.m. Safe at Home at
Support groups
3 p.m. Verona 91-92 Boys 6 p.m. Common Council Senior Center AA Meeting, senior cen-
Basketball from Feb. 27 10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith ter, Thursdays at 1 p.m.
4 p.m. Sutter Brothers at 9 p.m. Verona 91-92 Boys Shop at Historical Society

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8:30 p.m. Safe at Home at 11 p.m. Retro Swing Band 1 p.m. Safe at Home at Healthy Lifestyles
Senior Center Monday, March 6 Senior Center Group meeting, senior Call 845-9559
10 p.m. James Kellerman 7 a.m. Jim Hetzal at Senior 3 p.m. Verona 91-92 Boys center, second Thursday
at Senior Center Center Basketball from 10:30 a.m. to advertise on the

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La La Land: Wiederhoeft worked as film loader on movie that won 6 Academy Awards Feb. 26
Continued from page 1 Singin in the Rain and
I feel like it harkens back
later to notify the cast and to that on multiple levels,
crew there had been a mis- she said.
take and the award was in Wiederhoeft had her own
fact intended for fellow on-camera moment during
nominee Moonlight an La La Land, though a
unprecedented mix-up no bit begrudgingly. In need
Oscars flub has come close of more redheads during a
to matching in the awards scene near the beginning
88-year history. of the film where Stone
I just was kind of in leaves an ill-fated audition,
shock, but also feel like the first assistant director
they (the cast and crew) asked her if shed consider
handled it really amaz- joining their ranks. It took
ingly, Wiederhoeft said. some persistence, but Wie-
They did exactly what a derhoeft ended up front
good sportsmanlike person and center while they
would do, and ultimately knocked out the scene in
theyre also winners in that two takes.
case. Im not a background
T h e fi a s c o d i d l i t t l e actor, nor do I want to be,
to silence whats been a but its proof I was there,
momentous song-and-dance I guess, she said with a
through awards season for laugh.
the musical, culminating The sense of empow-
in a record-tying 14 Oscar erment Wiederhoeft
nominations (a milestone feels behind the camera,
shared only by Titanic though, keeps her motivat-
and All About Eve). And ed despite the long hours,
despite those tumultuous unpredictability and fre-
closing moments Sunday, netic pace of working in
the film still claimed Best the entertainment industry.
Actress, Best Director Since wrapping La La
(at 32, Damien Chazelle is Land, shes worked on the
the youngest to ever win second unit for HBOs hit
the award), Best Original Photo by Dale Robinette
sci-fi drama Westworld
Score, Best Production While she much prefers working behind the scenes, Verona Area High School graduate Rachel Wiederhoeft (at right) made as well as several TV pilots
Design and Best Original an onscreen cameo in La La Land while working in the films camera department. They needed more redheads for a scene and miniseries, and is cur-
Song in addition to Sand- where Emma Stone leaves an unsuccessful audition and is surrounded by lookalikes, so Wiederhoeft obliged and ended rently shooting the upcom-
grens Best Cinematogra- up front and center. Im not a background actor, nor do I want to be, but its proof I was there, I guess, she said with a ing ninth season of the
phy win. laugh. HBO comedy Curb Your
Wiederhoeft said while Enthusiasm.
she and her colleagues assistant on the Woody Stepping up on set In short, the credits have
knew even during the ear- A l l e n fi l m I r r a t i o n a l yet to roll on Wiederhoefts
liest days on set they were Man, and the following Despite taking on new own love story with Holly-
making something (they) February, she joined the pressures on set after being wood.
could be proud of, she crew of Joy, starring Jen- promoted to film loader It grabs you and you
didnt think anyone expect- nifer Lawrence. (If you make a mistake, love it, and in a way, you
e d h ow m u c h a c c l a i m Being in the right place you can cost hundreds of get addicted to it, she said.
the film would ultimately at the right time actual- thousands of dollars of Youre going to these
receive. The reality first ly proved to be more of a loss, she said), Wieder- places that youd never
began to set in last August turning point in her life hoeft began to feel more have access to otherwise,
after a colleague whod than Wiederhoeft expected. fulfilled by her work than and youre watching mov-
seen the film on the festi- Much of the crew on Joy, ever before. She said her ie magic be made, so you
val circuit passed along a including Sandgren, would most memorable moment get excited. Everyone that
rave review, and in Novem- later work on La La on set came while filming I know that successfully
ber a year after shooting Land, and the connections the movies Lovely Night works in the business has
wrapped she finally had she made on that first film Dance scene with Gosling that, and it never really
the opportunity to sit down ended up being the whole and Stone, captured as the goes away.
with fellow crewmembers reason (she) moved out to sun set on Griffith Park.
and watch the finished Los Angeles though, the That was the thing I was Contact Kate Newton at
product. knowledge shed picked up most excited about every-
Photo by Dale Robinette
Im glad its what I was along the way hardly hurt body seeing, because I love
Wiederhoeft said her favorite scene to shoot while working
expecting better than on the camera crew of the Academy Award-winning musical her chances.
what I was expecting and La La Land was where Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling It is all on who you
that its doing so well, she dance atop a hill while the sun sets on Los Angeles Griffith know, but its also how
said. Im really proud to Park. That was the thing I was most excited about every- you behave, Wiederhoeft
be a part of it. body seeing, because I love Singin in the Rain and I feel explained. And if you
like it harkens back to that on multiple levels, she said. have a friendly personality,
The road to L.A. youre responsible and
Shes firmly entrenched you are ready, willing and
in the film business now, public broadcasting station can get in hopes she able to do anything thats
but the road to Hollywood in Boston. would soon secure jobs in asked of you with a smile,
was a winding one for Wie- Wi e d e r h o e f t q u i c k - camerawork. then the people up top are
Would you like to know
derhoeft. After graduating ly tired of the tradition- In summer 2014, she always willing to put a
from the University of Wis- al 9-to-5 schedule, and landed her first gig as hand out and pull you up.
because Massachusetts a camera production
consin-Milwaukee in 2007,
where she studied film pro- frequently pulls in big Hol-
lywood projects due to its
more about the upcoming
duction and German, she
spent several years mak-
ing commercials at small-
tax incentive program for
film production, she began April 4 school referendum?
er production houses and seeking work as a produc-
tion assistant the most
also worked at WGBH, a
entry-level position you Superintendent Dean Gorrell is offering to come
to you for in-person presentations with a question/
Volunteer Drivers Needed answer session regarding the referendum.
for Seniors & Vets: Invite & confirm 10-20 guests to join you
Drive to medical & other important appts.
Receive reimbursement at $.51/mile
Pick a location (your home or business)
Set your own schedule, weekdays only Call 845-4337 to set up a date & time
Receive extra liability insurance
The average driver outlives their ability to drive by 11 years!
Pay it Forward Now, So Its There for You Later!

Drive for RSVP of Dane County

For more information on driving seniors contact:
Gene Kundert, 608-441-7896,;
and for veterans contact:
Jamie Johnston, 608-238-7901,

8 March 2, 2017 The Verona Press

(Kallie Bain)
before he
Juliet in

Romeo (Caulden
Parkel, third from
left) and Tybalt
(Kirk Grimes)
face off before
Romeos friend
Mercutio (Jerry
Barnett, far left)
steps in to duel in
Romeos stead.

Photos by Kate Newton

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene... Romeo (Caulden Parkel) and Juliet (Denisa Ramseier) meet for the first
time at the Capulet home, at first unaware that their families are sworn ene-
The famed opening words of Romeo and Juliet Parkel as the star-crossed lovers who inch ever closer
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, to their doomed fate while grappling with the fallout of
where we lay our scene could be interpreted quite
literally this weekend, as the Fair Verona Shakespeare
their feuding families.
FVSC, which was founded in 2014, plans to
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tragedy Feb. 10-11 at Verona Area High School. Shrew to the stage in June. For information, visit Romeo and Juliet, visit:
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Player of the
Molitor flips back to state week
From Feb. 21-28
Senior missed all of last season
with an injury
Sports editor

Verona/Edgewood senior gymnast Maddie

Molitor didnt enter Saturdays WIAA Divi-
sion 1 Middleton sectional meet with many
A year removed from having to sit out her
junior season with an non-gymnastics-related
collarbone injury, Molitor was happy just to be
I just wanted to finish out my senior year
strong, she said. Making it to state was a
good bonus.
Molitor qualified for the individual state
meet on Saturday, March 4, at Wisconsin
Rapids Lincoln High School in three of four Name: Maddie Molitor
events. She was one of seven V/E gymnasts to
compete at sectionals.
Perhaps the seniors best performance of Grade: Senior
the day came on the balance beam where she
scored a 9.275 for fourth place.
Molitor tied Madison East/La Follette senior Sport: Gymnastics
Celia Ramsey for fourth place on the uneven
bars Saturday with an 8.725. Both girls quali- Highlights: Molitor qualified for state
fied for state, while Waunakee/DeForest fresh- on the balance beam, uneven bars and
man Caylee Powers just missed a state berth floor exercise Saturday at the WIAA
with an 8.7. Division 1 Middleton sectional. She
While she wasnt quite able to crack into the missed all of last season with a collar-
9s, Molitor wrapped up her final state qualify- bone injury after qualifying for state as
ing bid with an 8.975 on the floor exercise. The a sophomore.
finish was five-tenths of a point higher than
Middleton sophomore Jordan Baggots finish.
Honorable mentions: Cale Rufenacht
Sectionals wasnt without its share of dis- (boys hockey) had a goal and an
appointed for Molitor, who missed a state assist for boys hockey Saturday in a
berth on vault by .150 points with her sixth- loss to Sun Prairie in the D1 sectional
place finish on the vault with an 8.775. Mad- final; Mack Keryluk had three assists
ison Memorial junior Natalie Donkle posted a Saturday and he added two goals and
9.225 for fifth place. an assist in the sectional semifinal
I actually was very impressed with Mad- on Feb. 21 in a win over Madison
dies performance on all four events, particu- West; Alex Luehring (girls basket-
larly vault, head coach Rachael Hauser said. ball) finished with 18 points on three
She had been struggling with the handspring 3-pointers in a loss at Middleton in a
full most of season, and Saturdays vaults were regional final Saturday and 13 points
by far some of her best this year. in a win over Janesville Parker in OT
Molitor also missed out on a state all-around of a regional semifinal Friday; Sisi
bid, finishing .175 points shy with a combined Mitchell (girls basketball) finished with
35.750 points. Madison Memorial senior Sam 15 points in an OT win over Janesville
Adler, who won the balance beam title with Parker Friday; Chandler Bainbridge
a 9.6, earned the final all-around spot with a (girls basketball) finished with 12
35.925. points in a loss at Middleton Saturday;
Troy McClure and Bui Clements (boys
Turn to Sectionals/Page 11 basketball) each scored eight points in
a loss to Janesville Craig Thursday
If you go
What: State gymnastics
When: March 3-4, team competition
Skiing and
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Arnold medals
11:15a.m. Saturday
Photo by Jeremy Jones
Where: Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High
Junior Emelia Lichty spots her landing while dismounting from the balance beam during Sat-
School urdays WIAA Division 1 Middleton sectional meet.

Girls basketball at state meet

Wildcats season ends in regional final
Junior Gillian Arnold took home two
third-place medals and added a fourth
place Thursday through Saturday at the
Wisconsin Interscholastic Alpine Rac-
ANTHONY IOZZO regional final. ing Association Ski and Snowboard
Assistant sports editor We had our ups and down this
season but all nine of our losses
Season highlights championships at Mount La Crosse.
Arnold finished third in boarder sla-
The defending WIAA Division came to teams currently ranked Luehring (363 points), Bainbridge (234) and Mitchell (180) lom in 26.5 seconds, and she took third
1 state champion Verona Area in the top 10 in the state, head all scored over 150 points this season in boardercross in 34.65.
High School girls basketball coach Angie Murphy said. I am James (132 points) and Schraufnagel (109) scored over 100 Arnold ended up fourth in boarder
team came into this season much really proud of the season they points this season combined, adding a 13th place in the
younger and inexperienced than have had. They had to grow up Schraufnagel finished with 124 rebounds in the regular sea- Giant Slalom in 49.88.
a year ago, and yet, the Wildcats really fast. son Sophomore Delaney Dykman fin-
finished with at least 15 wins for Luehring reached 1,000 career points this season ished eighth in girls ski combined. She
the 10th straight season.
Verona 53, Parker 50 (OT) Verona won at least 15 games for the 10th straight season finished ninth in the Super G in 30.33.
Fifth-seeded Verona (15-9 The Wildcats once again The Wildcats defeated Janesville Parker in overtime twice, She also took ninth in the Giant Slalom
overall) defeated 12th-seeded needed overtime to dispatch including a 53-50 win in the D1 regional semifinal in 34.18.
Janesville Parker 53-50 in over- Janesville Parker on Friday in a Dykman finished 18th in the Slalom
time Friday in a D1 regional regional semifinal. in 45.3.
semifinal before its season end- Verona and Parker were tied But while Parker had a sec- erased a 12-point deficit with Alexis Sullivan, Jaime Rosenfeld,
ed Saturday with a 63-53 loss at after regulation, just as in a home ond-half comeback in the last eight minutes left to force
fourth-seeded Middleton in the win over the Vikings on Jan. 13. meeting, this time the Wildcats Turn to VAHS ski/Page 11
Turn to Regionals/Page 10
10 March 2, 2017 The Verona Press

Boys hockey Regionals: Verona tops Parker in OT

Cats offense loses potency after Continued from page 9


quick start in first period

Verona went on to out-
score Parker 8-5 in overtime
to move on to the regional
JEREMY JONES The Wildcats whittled
Sports editor away at the lead by using a
full-court trap and getting
A surprisingly good more aggressive on offense,
end-of-season ride came Murphy said.
to an abrupt end Friday as We have enough experi-
Verona fell a game short ence in tournament play, and
of the state boys hockey Parker is a young team. The
tournament. girls found a way to hit some
After losing their lead- tough shots and pull it out,
ing scorer throughout the Murphy said.
playoffs to an injury in Senior Sisi Mitchell led the
the first period, the No. Wildcats with 15 points and
1-seeded Wildcats were senior Alex Luehring added
unable to score again and 13.
fell 5-3 to second-seed- Sophomore Julia Hartwig
ed Sun Prairie in the sec- finished with 25 points for
tional finals at Capitol Ice the Vikings.
Given how the season Middleton 63, Verona 53
started, with four losses in Verona traveled to Mid- Photo by Todd K. Olsen
the first five games, Vero- dleton on Saturday in a Seniors Sisi Mitchell (left) and Alex Luehring comfort each
na head coach Joel Mar- regional final and dropped other following Saturdays 63-53 loss at Middleton in a WIAA
shall was happy the team their third game to the Car- Division 1 regional final.
made it as far as it did. dinals this season, 63-53. senior Alexis Thomas, who because I think they played
Photo by Jeremy Jones
I didnt know if we The Wildcats had a 37-35 was 6-for-6 from the free- great.
could get to this point Senior Jack Anderson is consoled by Verona head coach
Joel Marshall during the runner-up trophy presentation Fri- lead in the second half but throw line in the final 18 Luehring finished with
in the season, Marshall relinquished it with nine minutes. 18 points, including four
said. We were putting day in Middleton. Verona lost the game 5-3 to Sun Prairie
in the sectional finals. minutes left after the Cardi- We w e r e d e f i n i t e - 3-pointers, and Bainbridge
t h i n g s t o g e t h e r, bu t I nals banked in a 3-pointer. ly big underdogs, but we added 12.
didnt know if we had The Cardinals (21-3) out- had them worried, Mur- Senior Bria Lemiran-
that edge ... From the way scored Verona 30-24 in the phy said. No one has any de led Middleton with 13
our season began it could (12-11-1 regular season, Wildcat goals, took the second half with help from regrets of how they played points.
have just been a down- 2-1 playoffs) scoring a m o m e n t u m awa y f r o m
ward spiral, but the guys pair of first-period power Verona.
adapted and believed that play goals only to watch You cant help but to
we could make it to the
Sun Prairie (13-8-2, 3-0-
0) ring up two power-play
feel good getting an early
lead, but honestly I spent Nine expected back next season
The understandably dis- goals and a short-handed half of the intermission
game-winner. tending to and evaluating The Verona Area High School girls throughout the year, and despite Hoye
traught team sat quietly basketball team finished the 2016-17 sea- being plagued with injuries, she was able
in the locker room long The victory propelled Mack after he took some
the Cardinals back to the head contact on a hit late son 15-9 overall (13-5 Big Eight Confer- to be a leader at practice and was a team
after the game, which had ence). player.
to be considered a bit- state tournament for the in the period, Marshall
first time since 2004. said. It was kind of scary Seniors Alex Luehring, who is attend- Our senior leadership was great,
ter disappointment after ing NCAA Division 1 University of Murphy said. They will be missed.
the team swept the Car- Ve r o n a l o s t b o t h o f in the locker room for a
its top forwards in play- little bit. Wisconsin-Green Bay next fall; Grace Juniors Chandler Bainbridge, Brina
dinals during the regular Schraufnagel, who is attending NCAA James, Josie Mueller, Sarah Schachte and
season, rolled to the Big off leading scorer Mack Verona had to regroup
Keryluk to an injury in quickly and reshuffle its Division 2 Quincy (Ill.) University; Sisi Bryanna Woods and sophomores Ally
Eight Conference title, Mitchell, Stacey Giese and Teeasia Hoye Kundinger, Sydney Rae, Nicole Phelps
advanced to the sectional the first period and regu- top line before returning
lar season leading scorer to the ice but was never all graduate this year. and Breyona Penn are all slated to return.
final with a 7-3 victory Head coach Angie Murphy said that Bainbridge will be one of the leaders
over Waunakee and then Mason McCormick to a able to recapture the same
five-minute major mid- momentum as in the first besides Luehring leading the team in next season with the most experience on
took a 3-0 lead in the first total points and Schraufnagel leading varsity, and everyone else now has played
period. way through the third. period.
Despite holding a com- That young top line in total rebounds, Mitchell was able to a full season.
Five of the eight goals

manding lead early, the with Mason McCormick, make plays happen as well and was a We have some experience coming
scored Friday came on huge contributor for the team. back and will be a different team again
special teams with Verona l o s s o f Ke r y l u k , w h o
assisted on the first three Turn to Hockey/Page 11 She added that Giese kept improving than we were this year, Murphy said.

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Boys basketball Hockey: Boys finish 12-11-1 overall
Cats close regular season with loss to Craig Continued from page 10
Optimism for next year after
Assistant sports editor
Whats next
Brockton Baker and Kery-
luk have been so comfort- strong finish
The Verona Area High able and dynamic with The graduation of 25 percent of the offense, both goal-
School boys basketball The 12th-seeded Verona Area High School boys bas- Mack kind of leading the tenders and a young returning defensive core left the
team hosted Janesville ketball team travels to fifth-seeded Beloit Memorial at way in the playoffs, Mar- Verona boys hockey team with plenty of questions enter-
Craig Thursday in the 7p.m. Friday in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal. shall said. We had guys ing the 2016-17 season.
regular season finale and step up and play well, but That, coupled with a tough schedule to start this sea-
dropped the Big Eight Con- If the Wildcats win, they will either travel to fourth-seed- that one cog in the wheel son, led to the Wildcats losing four of their first five
ference game 87-47. ed Muskego or host 13th-seeded Madison West at 7p.m. was just slipping, and Sun games.
The Wildcats (8-14 over- Prairie came out ready to Still, the Wildcats turned it around on their way to the
Saturday in the regional final. go in the second period.
all, 5-13 conference) fell programs first Big Eight Conference title in three years
behind 42-22 at halftime Penalties buried Vero- and a No. 1 seed in their WIAA playoff bracket.
and never recovered. na in the third period, While theyll still be young next year, the Wildcats
Senior Tyler McClure and and seniors Nick Pederson Senior Jack Blomgren led first allowing Sun Prairie have the potential to have an even better team next year
junior Bui Clements each and John Van Handel both Craig with 20 points. to pick up the go-ahead based on the experience gained this year and a talented
finished with eight points, added six. goal short-handed a lit- group of underclassmen expected to step on the ice.
tle over a minute into the Obviously, the depth has the potential to be there
third period. Verona was with the young talent and skillsets our younger guys
assessed 18 minutes in the
Sectionals: State meet is March 3-4 period, including 11 while
trailing by a goal.
have, head coach Joel Marshall said. Its just a matter
of if they take this experience now and learn what it truly
takes to get to that next goal.
Continued from page 9 McCormick was Verona graduates seven seniors, including captains Jeff
State preview assessed perhaps the big-
gest penalty, picking up
a five-minute major for
Bishop (defenseman) and Jack Anderson (forward).
Every senior plays a role, Marshall said. (Braeden)
I was a little bummed, but Schindler is a hardworking kid and Jake Keyes came up
The 10 teams competing for the WIAA Division 1 state head contact midway with some timely goals. Nate Borgerding is a true char-
overall I thought I competed team title Friday at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School through the second peri- acter guy and we had a goalie in AJ (Augello) that didnt
pretty well today, Molitor are: Arrowhead, Brookfield East/Central, Chippewa Falls, od. Checked into the side- see a lot of action, but he stayed the course all season.
said. Its pretty weird to think Franklin/Muskego/Oak Creek/Whitnall, Kenosha Brad- boards, McCormick who Everybody had their role and excepted it really well this
that my high school career ford/Indian Trail/Tremper/Westosha Central, Madison initially was left grabbing year. I was proud to have all of those guys for four years.
will be over in a week. That Memorial, Manitowoc Lincoln, Middleton, Stevens Point his forearm after the hit, It was a great run.
hasnt really set in yet. and West Bend West. skated toward the Verona
Middleton senior Madeline Franklin/Muskego/Oak Creek/Whitnall won its seventh bench and threw an elbow
Pflasterer-Jennerjohn won the state title last year with a team score of 149.317. Kenosha into a Sun Prairie player. 2 1/2 minutes remaining They got a couple of
uneven bars title with a 9.275 Bradford/Indian Trail/Tremper/Westosha Central finished Some well-deserved in the second period. goals off screen shots and
on her way to the varsity all- runner-up with a 147.6. penalties on our side obvi- Once Sun Prairie got d e f l e c t i o n s , M a r s h a l l
around crown (37.1). Madison Molly OBoyle of Kenosha Bradford/Indian Trail/Trem- ously put us in the hole the first goal, Cardinals said. Their shots just
East/La Follette junior Tyra per/Westosha Central won the all-around competition with when we were searching head coach Chris Finkler found a way to the net.
Turner won the floor exercise a score of 38.167 last year. OBoyle also claimed the titles for that tying goal, Mar- said, You could see the Verona, which had beat-
(9.45) and vault (9.375) titles in the vault and floor exercise with scores of 9.90 and 9.517, shall said. At that point, bench get a little more en Sun Prairie by three
on her way to a runner-up fin- respectively. She is back looking to defend all three titles as if we were going to win energized. When we got goals in each of its regular
ish (36.8). Donkle did not win a senior on Saturday. the game, we were going the second, I kind of felt season games, appeared
an event, but placed fourth fol- Amanda Pennow of Brookfield East/Central won the to do it as a disciplined like it was anyones game to be well on its way to
lowing a solid day of compe- uneven bars with a score of 9.467, and Taryn Sherman of team. at that point. another big win after a
tition. Arrowhead captured the gold medal on the balance beam That made it even more It was the first playoff pair of power-play goals
Molitor, who didnt com- (9.45). difficult for Verona to goals for Mikula, Gardner in a three-goal first peri-
pete in gymnastics as a fresh-
produce quality scoring and Halbleib. od.
man, hasnt competed at state
chances against one of the G i v e Ve r o n a s o m e Freshman forward Cale
since her sophomore year,
areas top goalies, senior credit. They have some Rufenacht got the Wild-
and she wasnt happy with her
performance then. Sectional champions Sam Dunn (33 saves). nice players and they cap- cats on the scoreboard
Sun Prairie picked up a italized on their chanc- first, scoring 11 1/2 min-
Two years ago, I fell like Balance beam: Sam Adler, sr., Madison Memorial, 9.60 quick power-play goal by es in the first period, utes into the period on the
on every event, she said. I
Floor exercise: Tyra Turner, jr., Madison East/La Fol- Conor Mikula 4 1/2 min- Finkler said. We were power-play.
dont want to do that again.
lette, 9.45 utes into the second peri- competing, but we just McCormick set up the
Molitor tied for 19th place
od as the first four goals werent capitalizing like goal from behind the
on beam, took 24th on bars Uneven bars: Madeline Pflasterer-Jennerjohn, sr., over the first 21 1/2 min-
and finished last (25th) as an Middleton, 9.275 they did in the first peri- net, centering the puck
utes were scored on the od. We didnt feel like to Rufenacht, who fired
all-around competitor back as Vault: Tyra Turner, jr., Madison East/La Follette, 9.375 power play. there was a whole lot we a one-timer from the slot
a sophomore back in 2015.
All-around: Madeline Pflasterer-Jennerjohn, sr., Middle- Cardinal senior Daw- needed to change. past Dunn.
Molitor still joined the team
ton, 37.1 son Gardner got Verona Tied through two peri- Ve r o n a wa s b a c k o n
for most of the meets last year
goaltender Garhett Kae- ods, the second-seeded the power play two min-
to cheer on the team, Hauser
gi moving across the slot Cardinals popped in a utes later with Rufenacht
said, but she wasnt able to
finish at sectionals, earning a gym time during the off-sea- and slipped a shot through short-handed goal a min- feeding McCormick for
practice or even condition due
pair of ninth-places on beam son, we will still be competi- his legs with three min- ute into the third period a slapshot from the right
to the injury.
(8.975) and a tie with Wauna- tive next year. utes remaining in the peri- for the game-winner by circle.
You could tell she was
kee/DeForest sophomore The underclassmen have od. Sophomore Benett freshman Kaden Brunson. M c C o r m i c k fi n i s h e d
really wanting to be able to
Evan Maupin on floor (8.75). had great leadership in their Halbleib left the Verona Junior CJ Harkins out the offensive barrage
make a full comeback, but
Freshman Hailey Dohnal fin- recent seniors, so while they bench and the student sec- s l a p p e d a p ow e r- p l a y assisting on Bakers goal
early in the season she was
ished 11th on floor (8.65). do have big shoes to fill. I tion was stunned 42 sec- insurance goal through a with 59 seconds remain-
definitely still experienc-
Saturday was the final meet have no doubts that theyve onds later when the Car- screen with five minutes ing in the period.
ing some pain and lingering
for Samz and Lizzie Lyub- learned from the best. dinals tied the game with remaining.
issues, Hauser said of Moli-
tor. In fact, shes still experi- chenk, while Molitor has one
encing some pain, but she is more meet to go.
We will definitely be los-
determined to work through
it. ing the core of our varsity
Verona/Edgewood senior team, which will make for big
Lauren Samz, who missed out changes next year, Hauser
on a shot at individual state
as a junior, had the Wildcat/
said. However, we do have
a lot of talent to work with, so START WITH THE PERFECT MORTGAGE.
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Outreach: First meeting set

for March 7 at Tuvalu
BRMS students win national contest
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of events aimed at inform-

Coffee With A group of five Badger
ing voters on the $180 mil-
lion-worth of items on the
the Board Ridge Middle School stu-
dents are ready to invest.
ballot. Tuesday, March 7 The eighth-grade students
That includes three ques- Andrew Anue, Elias Cas-
Tuvalu Coffee, 300 S. Main sis, Michael Hyland, Ivan
tions, two on capital projects
and one covering ongoing St., 7:30-8:30a.m. Pelayo and Miguel Teapi-
operational costs. The first Thursday, March 9 la-Gomez won national
asks voters to approve $162.8 Pancake Cafe, 6220 Nesbitt recognition for their work as
million in funds to build a Road, Fitchburg, 7:30- a team in The Stock Market
new high school and audito- 8:30a.m. Game.
rium and the second another Among 600,000 students
$18.5 million for a pool and in grades 4 through 12 par-
outdoor athletic fields at the be available three nights in ticipating in the game across
new high school site. The March, with one of those the country, the group took
third would allow the district aimed at Spanish-speaking second place among all
to surpass the levy limit by families. groups in raising money, and
$2.3 million every year once The first referendum first place among middle
the new building has opened, information night will be school groups.
which would be planned for 6-7:30p.m. Monday, March The SIFMA Foundation
the 2020-21 school year. 13, at the Fitchburg Public an organization promot-
The informational meet- Library. The following night ing financial market knowl-
ings for the general public at the same time, the same edge and literacy sponsors
begin Tuesday, March 7, group will present and answer the game, which has stu-
with a Coffee chat with the questions at the Badger Ridge dents invest an imaginary
Board, from 7:30-8:30a.m. Middle School Step Room. $100,000 into the stock mar-
at Tuvalu Coffee in Vero- T h e eve n t f o r S p a n - ket.
na. Two board members are ish-speaking families, where Students watched lists
expected to be at that event. interpreters will be available, of stocks and kept a cush-
Two days later, board will be Tuesday, March 21, ion of money on the side
members will again hold a in the Glacier Edge Elemen- in case we wanted to buy
coffee meeting from 7:30- tary School library. more, Cassis said in a news
8:30a.m., this time in Fitch- Superintendent Dean Gor- release. Photo submitted
burg at the Pancake Cafe. rell is also continuing to offer It was challenging as Badger Ridge Middle School students Elias Cassis, left, and Andrew Aune were on a team
Each of those meetings to visit homes or businesses we each had to decide on that received national recognition for their work on The Stock Market Game.
will be an informal opportu- to present to groups on the what stocks we wanted to
nity to ask board members referendum. To schedule a gamble on in our group to consumer science teach- team that Ive ever had in
questions about the referen- time with Gorrell, call 845- make money, Cassis said. er Diana Lehnherr uses the terms of their attention,
game to give students an research and dedication.
On the Web
dum, why they put it on the 4337. I wouldnt even take advice
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Chinese students spend week visiting VASD

with removable and virtually invisible
Invisalign braces or Fast Braces
short-term orthodontic treatment
Three students from Chi-
you can have na spent a week last month
visiting the Verona Area
School District.
straight teeth by The visit was coordinated
in part by Theresa Muel-
ler, a parent of students at

the spring thaw Verona Area International

School, the districts Chi-
nese-language immersion
charter school.
The three who went
by English names of Hel-
en, Julia and Humphrey
Photo by Scott Girard
during their visit are mid-
dle-school age and have From left, Helen, Julia and Humphrey spent a week visiting
the Verona Area School District from their hometown of Mu
spent time at both Savan- Han, China.
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Call (608) 437-5564 to arrange nized them at a February pus, and they especially ed both of the girls.
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All reports taken from the near U.S. Hwy. 18 and Whalen a license plate stolen from rona boy was cited for driving striking the cement decider on peared to have been taken.
log book at the Verona Police Road. A 57-year-old Ocono- the City of Madison on a ve- without a valid license, failing the overpass in the 700 block 5:53 p.m. A customer at-
Department. mowoc man then swerved hicle unassociated with the to yield to an emergency ve- of U.S. Hwy. 18. He told po- tempted to use a $100 coun-
to avoid the disabled vehicle, theft in the 400 block of North hicle, failure to stop at a stop lice he had swerved to miss terfeit bill at Kwik Trip labeled
Nov. 20 and the trailer he was towing Shuman Street. The owner of sign and driving left of center something that ran into the Motion Picture Only for
10:44 a.m. Officers re- rotated and caused his car to the car was not aware of the during a traffic stop near North roadway. a gas transaction. She told
sponded with the Verona Fire roll over onto its side. He was switch. Marietta and West Harriet police she had received the
Department to reports of a transported to Meriter Hospital streets. Dec. 9 bill from a friend before later
structure fire in the 100 block for leg injuries and cited for Dec. 7 7:26 a.m. A 39-year-old changing her story.
of Acker Court. A resident re- driving without insurance. 1:20 a.m. A 61-year-old Ve- Dec. 8 Verona man reported his gray 11:22 p.m. A 25-year-old
ported her husband was inside 7:03 p.m. A man was cited rona man was arrested for his 3:33 p.m. Officers respond- 2007 Toyota Corolla has been Verona woman was arrested
trying to put out the fire in a for resisting or interfering with first-offense OWI after police ed to Sugar Creek Elementary stolen from his driveway in for her first-offense OWI, pos-
floor joist in the basement. an officer after turning himself found him passed out behind School to staff reports that the 800 block of Harper Drive session of a controlled sub-
The owner successfully put in at the department because the wheel of his running ve- a student had been verbally sometime overnight. stance and reckless driving
out the fire, but VFD officials he had a warrant through pro- hicle while parked in the 100 and physically abusive with a 9:37 a.m. A man reported after an off-duty officer report-
continued to perform triage bation. He was transported to block of Westridge Parkway. teacher. a motocross bicycle had been ed she had left the roadway
on the damage. the Dane County Jail. He underwent field sobriety 9:43 p.m. A 16-year-old stolen from his garage in the several times near South Main
tests but refused a breath test Verona boy was transported 500 block of Ashton Drive. and Factory streets. Her breath
Nov. 21 Dec. 2 and was released to a respon- to UW Hospital with head pain Both vehicles in the garage test read an intox level of .17.
2:14 p.m. A caller reported 11:59 a.m. Kwik Trip re- sible party. and cited for failing to keep had also been rifled through,
a white man in his twenties ported to police that a wom- 1:10 p.m. A 17-year-old Ve- his vehicle under control after but he said nothing else ap- Kate Newton
with shoulder-length brown an had filled her car with gas
hair and a beard walking the day before and had come
around the parking lot of the inside to purchase a drink.
Kwik Trip in the 400 block of
East Verona Avenue asking
When asked about the gas, What Rhymes with
the woman responded, Oh,
people if they found a bag of my boyfriend didnt come in to
powder. The man was then pay for it yet? She then drove
picked up by a silver SUV be- off without anyone coming in
fore he could be contacted. to pay, and video showed no
2:19 p.m. Two Verona Area other occupant in the vehicle.
High School students admit-
ted to police they had engaged Dec. 3 List 10 words that rhyme with Luck.
in an act of sexual misconduct 2:12 a.m. A 38-year-old Fact or Fiction?
on school property. The officer Middleton man was cited for March Challenge 1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________

planned to follow up and issue his first-offense OWI after he 4. ____________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________
citations. was stopped near North Main March is the third month of the
year. Here are some questions
Street and Cross Country about the month. How many can 7. ____________ 8. ____________ 9. ___________
Nov. 25 Road for driving without tail you answer correctly?

8:44 a.m. A man reported a lights. 1) There are 31 days in March. 10. ___________

dog owned by a resident in the Fact or Fiction?

500 block of Melody Lane had Dec. 4

Some answers: buck, cluck, duck, muck, pluck, puck, shuck, stuck, tuck, truck
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United States. Fact or Fiction?
attacked his dog Nov. 22, and 6:44 p.m. A resident of Wil-
3) Fall starts in March in
that the dogs owner was ob- low Pointe Memory Care was Australia. Fact or Fiction?
viously hurt when she tackled admitted to UW Hospital after 4) Diamond is the birthstone for

her dog and pulled it off his. attacking another resident. March. Fact or Fiction?
5) Daffodils are the ower for March. Fact or Fiction?
He said he didnt know if the The victim was assessed by 6) Many holidays take place in March, including St. Patricks Day,
other dog had its rabies vacci- Fitch-Rona EMS but did not which falls on March 10. Fact or Fiction?
nation, but the owner verified need further medical attention. 7) Most people wear red on St. Patricks Day. Fact or Fiction?
to police the vaccination was 8) Roman general Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15, the

up to date and said she had Dec. 6 Ides of March. Fact or Fiction?
9) Easter sometimes takes place in March. Fact or Fiction?
fractured her femur during the 12:32 a.m. Officers arrest- 10) March is Womens History Month in the United States. Fact or
incident. ed a man for bail jumping and Fiction?
violating a domestic abuse people wear green, 8) Fact, 9) Fact, 10) Fact

Nov. 26 protection order when they

March, 5) Fact, 6) Fiction, St. Patricks Day falls on March 17, 7) Fiction, most
Answers: 1) Fact, 2) Fact, 3) Fact, 4) Fiction, aquamarine is the birthstone for

2:29 a.m. A 22-year-old found him on the porch of a

Evansville man was cited for residence in the 100 block of
his first-offense OWI and un- Llanos Street with a woman
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Obituary Sugar River Euchre League

Marcia (Mary) Burke with the company to St.
Paul, Minnesota. After
moving back to Madison
Brian (Nicole); and 10
great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
Montes at 1-7 in seasons second half
to be closer to her family, death by her parents; With the taste of spring leaving us for
she worked at Nicolet
Instruments and for the
two brothers, Robert and
Thomas; and three sisters,
more seasonal temperatures, Montes woes
continued Feb. 23 as Shenanigans pulled out Standings
State of Wisconsin before Margaret, Ann and Ruth. a 6-point victory over the Mounties.
retiring. She enjoyed A Mass of Christian The loss was the Mounties third in Jones Plumbing 7-1
traveling and took a year Burial will be held at February, leaving the team at 1-7 in the Kleemans 7-1
to tour Europe with her 1 0 : 3 0 a . m . T h u r s d a y, second half of the season.
mother and sister. She March 2, at St. Andrews The month started off on a positive note, Shenanigans 6-2
loved spending time with Catholic Church, 301 N. with the Mounties getting their first win of the
her nieces and nephews, Main St. Visitation will be second half, beating the Hooterville-Shufflers. Hooterville-Express 5-3
and her many friends. held from 9:30-10:30a.m. The Mounties never trailed and lead by as
She greatly enriched on the same day at the many as 64. The Mounties put the shakes into Norsk Golf Bowl 5-3
Marcia Burke the Shufflers, winning this one by 42.
the lives of her mother church. Burial will be at J&M Bar 3-5
a n d s i s t e r, g r a c e f u l l y St. Andrews Cemetery. But the following week, any chance for
Mary Marcia Burke died providing them care in the In lieu of flowers, the team to play in the championship match Eagle Heights 2-6
Friday, Feb. 17. She was later stages of their lives. family asks that donations was lost with a four-point defeat against New
born on July 1, 1932, in She spent many hours in be made to the American Glarus. Hooterville-Shufflers 2-6
Madison, to Joseph L. and retirement donating her Cancer Society. To view That trend continued Feb. 16 in a match
Juanita (Whelan) Burke. New Glarus 2-6
time to various Catholic and sign this guestbook, against Hooterville-Express, which produced
Marcia graduated from organizations. p l e a s e v i s i t : w w w. both the high and low scores of the week. Montes 1-7
Verona High School and Survivors are a brother, Bruce Milestone and Leo Humphrey could
attended Whitewater State James (Arlene) Burke; only hunt down 72 points for the Mounties,
College. and a sister-in-law, Lois. Ryan Funeral Home while Tracy Haag and Steve Thoni shoveled
Marcia was a dedicated She is also survived by & Cremation Services in 119 points for the Express. starts at 7:30 p.m. and play begins at 8.
m a r ke t i n g a s s i s t a n t a t nieces and nephews, Laura Verona Chapel All current and previous league players
International Harvester, (Greg), Timothy (Beth), 220 Enterprise Drive
Spring tournament are eligible to enter, and the cost is $10 per
originally working in Michael, Patrick (Julie), 608-845-6625 The Spring Tournament will be at person.
Madison, then relocating Teresa (Benjamin) and Shenanigans on March 9. Registration Stan Hook

STATE OF WISCONSIN, OFFICIAL NOTICE TO trict, Dane County, Wisconsin be autho- ii. Discussion and possible action area on W. Verona Ave. from Legion St. - of the Code of Ordinances. Motion by
rized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of re: citations ordinance to St. Vincents, then across Legion St. to Reekie, seconded by Stiner, to approve
CIRCUIT COURT, BIDDERS the Wisconsin Statutes, general obliga- iii. Discussion and possible action W. Verona Ave. The cost is not to exceed Ordinance No. 17-889 Amending Section
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL tion bonds in an amount not to exceed re: street lighting ordinance $14,500. Motion carried 8-0. 12-1-1 - Parks and Navigable Waters - of
CREDITORS (INFORMAL IMPROVEMENTS $162,760,000 for the public purpose of iv. Discussion re: Mobile tower sit- B. Public Safety and Welfare Com- the Code of Ordinances. This amendment
paying the cost of a school building and ing permit mittee makes changes to differentiate the type
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE PROJECT A: OLD COUNTY improvement program consisting of: F. EMS Commission: (1) Discussion and Possible Action of boats allowed in waters controlled by
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RD PB & WHALEN RD; construction of a new high school and G. Town Chair: Re: An Application for a Class C Wine the City of Verona, and clarifies what is a
EUGENE R. HAEGELE PROJECT B: S. MAIN ST auditorium (performing arts center) on i. Discussion and possible action re: License from Hop Haus Brewing Compa- flotation device. Motion carried 8-0.
Case No. 17PR84 district owned land; reconfiguration and rental agreement ny, LLC, 231 S. Main Street, Verona, WI 10. New Business
& PAOLI ST; PROJECT C: renovation of the current Verona Area H. Supervisors: 53593, Philipp Hoechst, Agent. Motion by A. Discussion and Possible Action
1. An application for Informal Admin- W. VERONA AVE & WEST High School to convert it to the new site I. Clerk/Treasurer: Stewart, seconded by Reekie, to approve Re: Approval of Operator Licenses.
istration was filed. END CIRCLE for Badger Ridge Middle School and se- i. Discussion and possible action re: an application for a Class C Wine Motion by Touchett, seconded by
2. The decedent, with date of birth lect district charter schools; reconfigura- replacement of manhole #10 License from Hop Haus Brewing Com- Reekie, to approve the following operator
CITY OF VERONA, WI tion and renovation of the current Badger J. Planner/Administrator: pany, LLC, 231 S. Main Street, Verona, license: Corey Steele for Montes. Motion
February 20, 1926 and date of death OWNER: Notice is hereby given by
January 12, 2017, was domiciled in Dane Ridge Middle School to convert it to the 6. Approval of payment of bills WI 53593, Philipp Hoechst, Agent. Hop carried 8-0.
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mail-
the City of Verona, Wisconsin, that it will new site for Sugar Creek Elementary 7. Adjourn Haus is currently classified by the state 11. Announcements:
receive Sealed Bids for the Old County School; district-wide capital and building Regular board agendas are pub- as a brew pub, and presently manufac- 12. Adjournment:
ing address of 413 S. Franklin Street, Ve-
rona, WI 53593.
Rd PB & Whalen Rd; S. Main St & Paoli infrastructure improvements and repairs; lished in the Towns official newspaper, tures all beer on site at 231 S. Main St. Motion by Doyle, seconded by Reek-
St; and W. Verona Ave & West End Circle and acquisition of related furnishings, The Verona Press. Per Resolution 2016- Hop Haus is planning to begin contract ie, to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. Motion carried
3. All interested persons waived no- Traffic Control Improvements Project. fixtures and equipment? 2 agendas are posted at the Town Hall brewing with a facility in Waunakee under 8-0.
tice. PROJECT: The work includes con-
4. The deadline for filing a claim struction of three new traffic signals sep-
QUESTION NUMBER II and online at a state brewers permit. The brewers per- Ellen Clark
against the decedents estate is May 12, Shall the Verona Area School Dis- Use the subscribe feature on the Towns mit allows for the sale of fermented malt City Clerk
arated out as Projects A, B, & C. These trict, Dane County, Wisconsin be au- website to receive agendas and other an- beverages. The Class C license will Published: March 2, 2017
2017. projects will be bid as one bid package
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane with one bid total. All projects include
thorized to issue pursuant to Chapter nouncements via email. allow for the sale of wine by the glass. WNAXLP
67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general Notice is also given that a possible Motion carried 7-1, with Alder Touchett
County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton installation of traffic signals, pavement obligation bonds in an amount not to ex- quorum of the Plan Commission and/or abstaining. ***
Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000. patching, traffic control, pavement mark- ceed $18,520,000 for the public purpose Public Works, Ordinance, Natural and (2) Discussion and Possible Ac-
Lisa Chandler ing, signing, street terrace restoration, of paying the cost of construction and Recreational Areas, and Financial Sus- tion Re: An Application for a Combina-
Probate Registrar erosion control and all appurtenant work. ABSENTEE BALLOT
February 3, 2017 equipping of a swimming pool, compe- tainability Committees and could occur tion Class B Intoxicating Liquor and
Atty. Marilyn A. Dreger
TIME AND PLACE OF BID OPENING: tition athletic fields and related facilities at this meeting for the purposes of infor- Class B Fermented Malt Beverages 2017 SPRING PRIMARY
200 W. Verona Avenue
Sealed Bids will be received until 1:00 on the new high school site? mation gathering only. License from Tavern and Bar, LLC, d/b/a CITY AND TOWN OF
P.M., Local Time on the 9th day of March, QUESTION NUMBER III If anyone having a qualifying dis- Cahoots, 102 W. Railroad Street, Verona,
Verona, WI 53593 2017, in the office of the Director of Pub- Shall the Verona Area School ability as defined by the American with WI 53593, Kurt Jurewicz, Agent. Motion VERONA
(608) 845-9899 lic Works, 410 Investment Court, Verona,
Bar Number: 1001608 Wisconsin. After the official Bid closing
District, Dane County, Wisconsin be Disabilities Act needs an interpreter, by Stewart, seconded by Reekie, to ap- APRIL 4, 2017
Published: February 16, 23 and authorized to exceed the revenue limit materials in alternate formats, or other prove a Combination Class B Intoxi- Any qualified elector who is unable
March 2, 2017
time, the Bids will be publicly opened and specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin accommodations to access these meet- cating Liquor and Class B Fermented or unwilling to appear at the polling place
read aloud. Statutes, by $2,289,747 for the 2020-2021 ings, please contact the Town of Verona Malt Beverages license for Tavern and on Election Day may request to vote an
WNAXLP BIDDING DOCUMENTS: The Bidding school year and thereafter, for recur- Clerk @ 608-845-7187 or jwright@town. Bar, d/b/a Cahoots, 102 W. Railroad absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any
Documents are on file for review at the ring purposes consisting of operational Please do so at least 48 Street, Verona, WI 53593, Kurt Jurewicz, U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age
office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 111 Lin- expenses for new district facilities and hours prior to the meeting so that proper Agent, contingent upon a final fire in- or older on Election Day, who has resid-
INVITATION TO BID coln Street, Verona, WI 53593 and the of- grounds? arrangements can be made. spection approval, and the surrender of ed in the ward or municipality where he
PROJECT ID 2017-106, 2017 fices of AECOM, 1350 Deming Way, Suite A copy of the entire text of the reso- Mark Geller, Town Chair, Town of Verona. the combination license currently held by or she wishes to vote for at least 10 con-
100, Middleton, WI 53562. lution directing submission of the ques- Posted March 2, 2017 Cahoots, LLC, and will be effective on the secutive days before the election. The
Copies of the Bidding Documents tions set forth above to the electorate and Published: March 2, 2017 property closing date. Tavern and Bar, elector must also be registered in order
SEAL COAT PROJECT are available at information concerning District boundar- WNAXLP LLC is purchasing the property at 102 W. to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of
CITY OF VERONA, WI Bidders may download the digital Plan ies can be obtained at the School District Railroad Street from current owner, Ca- identification must be provided before an
OWNER: Notice is hereby given by Documents for $10.00 non-refundable offices located at 700 North Main Street, *** hoots, LLC. Motion carried 8-0. absentee ballot may be issued.
the City of Verona that it will receive bids payment by inputting Quest Project # Verona, Wisconsin 53593. C. Public Works/Sewer and Water You must make a request for an ab-
4867422 on the websites project search Acceptable Photo ID will be required
for 2017 Bituminous Seal Coat. sentee ballot in writing
PROJECT: The major work consists page. Please contact at to vote at this election. If you do not have MINUTES (1) Discussion and Possible Ac- Contact your municipal clerk and
of the following items: 952-233-1632 or for a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for COMMON COUNCIL tion Re: Change Order No. 2 for Project request that an application for an absen-
107,300 Square Yards Single Bitumi- assistance in free membership registra- voting from the Division of Motor Vehi- ID 2016-109, Bike/Ped Project 4 - Bike tee ballot be sent to you for the primary
tion, downloading, and working with the cles.
JANUARY 23, 2017 Lane Pavement Striping. Motion by
nous Seal Coat or election or both. You may also submit
11,200 Square Yards Double- Pea & digital project information. No paper plan Persons with questions regarding VERONA CITY HALL Touchett, seconded by McGilvray, to ap- a written request in the form of a letter.
Boiler Slag documents will be provided. the referendum election should contact 1. Mayor Hochkammer called the prove Change Order No. 2 for Project ID Your written request must list your voting
PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS: BIDS: All Bids shall be sealed in an Dean Gorrell, District Administrator, via meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. 2016-109 Bike/Ped Project 4 - Bike Lane address within the municipality where
Specifications may be obtained at the of- envelope clearly marked TRAFFIC CON- phone at 608-845-4310 or email at gor- 2. Pledge of Allegiance Pavement Striping. This project was the you wish to vote, the address where the
fice of the Director of Public Works, 410 TROL IMPROVEMENTS . The name and 3. Roll call: Alderpersons Diaz, bike lane striping along Basswood, Ed- absentee ballot should be sent, if differ-
Investment Court, Verona, WI 53593, on address of the bidder shall be clearly Done in the Verona Area School Dis- Doyle, Linder, McGilvray, Reekie, Stew- ward, Hemlock and Tamarack Streets. ent, and your signature. You may make
and after February 21, 2017 for viewing or identified on the outside of the envelope. trict on March 2, 2017 art, Stiner and Touchett present. Also The Change Order results in a reduction application for an absentee ballot by
copies may be obtained online at QUEST- LEGAL PROVISIONS: The Contract Thomas Duerst present: City Administrator Mikorski, of $3,639.70, resulting in a final contract mail, email, fax, or in person. Specifications are anticipated letting shall be subject to the provisions District Clerk DPW Jacobson, Parks Director Walker, amount of $37,175.30. Motion carried 8-0. Making application to receive an ab-
to be available on and after February 21, of Sections 62.15, 66.0901, 66.0903, and Published: March 2, 2017 City Engineer Montpas, and City Clerk (2) Discussion and Possible Action sentee ballot by mail
2017. A link from the City of Verona web 779.15 of the Wisconsin Statues. WNAXLP Clark. Re: Change Order No. 1 for Project ID The deadline for making application
page will direct you to, WAGE RATES: CONTRACTOR s 4. Public Comment: None 2016-112 VACT Parking Lot. Motion by to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5
see shall be required to pay not less than the *** 5. Approval of Minutes from the Jan- Touchett, seconded by Doyle, to approve p.m. on the fifth day before the election,
lic-Works/ Project Bidding Tab on the left prevailing wage rates on the Project as uary 9, 2017 Common Council Meeting: Change Order No. 1 for Project ID 2016- March 30, 2017.
established by the State of Wisconsin, TOWN OF VERONA Motion by Stewart, seconded by 112 VACT Parking Lot. Change Order No.
side of the web page. Note: Special absentee voting appli-
TIME: Sealed bids will be received Department of Workforce Development. REGULAR TOWN Linder, to approve the minutes of the 1 is to rectify as-built quantities for items cation provisions apply to electors who
until 11:00 A.M., Thursday, March 9, 2017 Copies of these wage rates are on file in BOARD MEETING January 9, 2017 Common Council meet- installed to date. Change Order No. 1 in- are indefinitely confined to home or a
in the office of the Director of Public the office of the City Clerk and incorpo- ing with corrections. creases the contract amount by $12,768, care facility, in the military, hospitalized,
rated in the Contract Documents. TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH, 2017 6. Mayors Business: resulting in a new contract amount of
Works located at 410 Investment Court, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this
Verona, WI 53593. At this time all bids will BID SECURITY: Bid Security in the 6:30 P.M. 7. Administrators Report: $179,690.50. Motion carried 7-1, with Al- applies to you, contact the municipal
be publicly opened and read aloud. amount of not less than 5% or more than TOWN HALL, 8. Engineers Report: der McGilvray abstaining. clerk regarding deadlines for requesting
BIDS: All bids shall be sealed in an 10% of the Bid shall accompany each Bid * Downtown Street Reconstruction (3) Discussion and Possible Action and submitting an absentee ballot.
in accordance with the Instructions to 7669 COUNTY HIGHWAY PD, Phase II - Construction of this project is Re: Change Order No. 2 for Project ID
envelope clearly marked 2017-106, 2017 Voting an absentee ballot in person
City of Verona Bituminous Seal Coat Bidders. VERONA, WI 53593-1035 delayed until 2018. 2016-105 Downtown Streets Reconstruc- You may also request and vote an
Project . The name and address of the CONTRACT SECURITY: The Bidder 1. Call to Order/Approval of the * Downtown Streetscape Stage II tion. Motion by Touchett, seconded by absentee ballot in the clerks office or
bidder shall be clearly identified on the to whom a Contract is awarded shall fur- agenda - Construction is planned to start after Diaz, to approve Change Order No. 2 for other specified location during the days
outside of the envelope. The City has the nish a Performance Bond and a Payment 2. Announcements April 2017. Public information meetings Project ID 2016-105 Downtown Streets and hours specified for casting an absen-
right to increase or decrease the quantity Bond each in an amount equal to the 3. Public Comment - This section of (PIM) will be held. Reconstruction. Change Order No. 2 is tee ballot in person.
up to 30%. Contract Price. the meeting provides the opportunity for * CTH M/PD Intersection - Construc- to rectify as-built quantities for items in- Ellen Clark, Verona City Clerk
PRE-BID MEETING: No pre-bid BID REJECTION/ACCEPTANCE: comment from persons in attendance on tion is scheduled for October of 2017. stalled to date. The change order results 111 Lincoln Street, Verona, WI 53593
meeting is scheduled. OWNER reserves the right to reject any items not listed below over which this * Bike and Pedestrian Projects - The in an increase of $214,104.53, bringing (608) 845-6495
BID SECURITY: A bid bond or certi- and all Bids, waive informalities in bid- governing body has jurisdiction. Com- pedestrian bump outs along East and the contract amount to $1,443,960.28. March 14th - March 24th: 8:00 a.m. to
fied check, payable to the City of Vero- ding or to accept the Bid or Bids, which ments on matters not listed on this agen- West Verona Road have been delayed Motion carried 8-0. 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
na, in the amount of 5% of the bid shall best serve the interests of OWNER. da could be placed on a future meeting due to potential impacts on the South (4) Discussion and Possible Action March 27th - March 30th: 8:00 a.m. to
accompany each bid as a guarantee that BID WITHDRAWAL: No Bid shall be agenda. Main Street Streetscape project. The City Re: Claim for Vehicle Damage from State 7:00 p.m. (M-TH)
if the bid is accepted, the bidder will ex- withdrawn for a period of 60 days after 4. Discussion and approval of min- is also working with Dane County for a Farm Insurance, Representing Poulomi March 31st: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (F)
ecute the contract and furnish 100% per- the opening of Bids without consent of utes from January 17th, February 2nd, pedestrian crossing over Badger Mill Kundu, 6128 Jeffers Drive, Madison, WI.
formance and payment bonds within 10 OWNER. and February 7th minutes. Creek near Old PB. Motion by Touchett, seconded by Diaz, John Wright, Verona Town Clerk
days after notice of award of the contact Published by authority of the City of 5. Reports and Recommendations * Signal Design for Old PB/Whalen to approve the claim for vehicle damage 7669 County Highway PD,
by the City. Verona, Wisconsin A. Plan Commission: Road, Main Street/Paoli Street/and West from State Farm Insurance, represent- Verona, WI 53593
BID REJECTION: The City reserves By: i. Update on comprehensive plan Verona Avenue/West End Circle. Designs ing Poulomi Kundu in the amount of (608) 845-7187
the right to reject any and all bids, to Jon H. Hochkammer, Mayor ii. Update on applications to the joint for these projects are in the final stages. $2,963.99. This claim is from an incident 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (M-F)
waive any technicality, and to accept any Ellen Clark, City Clerk plan committee * Maple Road Pond - This project will on November 18, 2016. Motion carried Public Library, 500 Silent Street, Ve-
bid which it deems advantageous to the AECOM iii. Discussion and possible action remove the accumulated sediment and 5-3, with McGilvray, Linder and Stiner rona, WI 53593
Citys best interest. Middleton, Wisconsin re: letter to Dane County about Prairie heavy vegetation in the pond to restore voting no. Saturday, March 25th: 9:00 a.m. to
BID WITHDRAWAL: All bids shall re- Project No. 60504524; 60520240; Circle intersection improvements original design volume. (5) Discussion Re: Structural Op- 4:00 p.m.
main subject to acceptance for a period 60513337 B. Public Works: 9. Committee Reports: tions for Project ID 2016-109, Project 10 - The first day to vote an absentee bal-
of 60 days after the time and date set for Published: February 23 and March 2, 2017 i. Discussion and possible action re: A. Finance Committee Pedestrian Crossing of Badger Mill Creek lot in the clerks office is: Tuesday, March
the opening thereof. WNAXLP approval of a streetlight at Tonto Trial and (1) Discussion and Possible Action along CTH M (S. Main Street). Jacobson 14, 2017
Published by authority of the City of Fitchrona Re: Payment of Bills. Motion by McGil- stated that currently, there is no room for The last day to vote an absentee bal-
Verona, Wisconsin ii. Update on 2017 road project bid- vray, seconded by Doyle, to approve ped movements without structural mod- lot in the clerks office is: Friday, March
Jon H. Hochkammer EXHIBIT B ding the payment of bills in the amount of ifications to the culvert The preferred 31, 2017
Mayor C. Financial Sustainability: $1,048,076.48. Motion carried 8-0. alternative is a box culvert extension to No in-person absentee voting may
NOTICE OF ELECTION i. Update re: more detailed budget- (2) Discussion and Possible Action accommodate a five foot sidewalk that
Ellen Clark, occur on the day before the election.
City Clerk VERONA AREA SCHOOL ing, non-profit funding decision Re: Professional Services Agreement would connect from Locust Street to just The municipal clerk will deliver vot-
Publish: February 23 and March 2, 2017 DISTRICT ii. Discussion and possible action with Ehlers for Feasibility Analysis and south of Factory Street (now vacated). ed ballots returned on or before Election
WNAXLP re: interim funding until sale of old town Project Plan Related to Creation of Tax The cost of this alternative is approxi- Day to the proper polling place or count-
APRIL 4, 2017 hall Increment District No. 9. Motion by Mc- mately $230,000. No action was taken by ing location before the polls close on
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at D. Natural and Recreational Areas Gilvray, seconded by Doyle, to approve
an election to be held in the Verona Area the council on this item. April 4, 2017. Any ballots received after
Committee: a Professional Services Agreement with D. Park, Recreation and Forestry the polls close will not be counted.
School District on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 i. Update re: Darrel Morrison ser- Ehlers for feasibility analysis and project
the following questions will be submitted Commission Published: March 2, 2017
vices plan related to creation of Tax Increment (1) Discussion and Possible Action WNAXLP
to a vote of the people: E. Ordinance Committee: District No. 9. Ehlers will determine the
QUESTION NUMBER I Re: Ordinance No. 17-889 Amending Sec-
i. Discussion and possible action re: feasibility of a new Tax Increment District tion ***
Shall the Verona Area School Dis- firearms discharge ordinance and develop a project plan for a blighted 12-1-1 - Parks and Navigable Waters March 2, 2017 The Verona Press
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