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New face of
the library
Gehrke is Veronas I learned the right vocabu-
lary for it and learned that
first dedicated was something I was defi-
nitely interested in.
outreach librarian The 26-year-old McFar-
land native starts work
KATE NEWTON a s t h e Ve r o n a P u b l i c
Unified Newspaper Group Librarys first community
When Marissa Geh- librarian
rke applied for graduate just days
school two years ago, she after she
knew she wanted to focus graduates
on the relationships librar- from the
ies work to build within University
their communities. of Wiscon-
She just didnt know the sin-Madison Gehrke
word for it yet. in May, and
I wrote my entire that outreach will serve as
entrance essay about how the foundation of her work
I wanted to do outreach, both within and outside the
except I didnt really know librarys walls.
thats what it was called at B y a c t ive l y s e e k i n g
the time, Gehrke told the new ways to connect with
Press. Once I started get-
ting my masters (degree), Turn to Library/Page 12
Photo by Kate Newton
Aleah Coffey, 7, of Verona, keeps her eyes on the road while riding a tractor around the FFA Clubs area of the gym at the
Verona Area High School kids carnival Saturday, March 18.
Verona Area School District
A carnival scene at VAHS Civil rights visit
The Verona Area High School gym mini-tractors around the gym with

suggestions minimal
transformed into a lively carnival help from the FFA Club.
atmosphere Saturday, March 18, as Other student groups, including the Inside
part of an annual event coordinated Multicultural Leadership Council,
by student groups, sports teams and French and German clubs and vocal See more photos from the
clubs. jazz group hosted booths with their certain parameters annual-
While early signs of spring sprung own kid-friendly activities, making kids carnival Includes seven ly to prevent, identify and
up outdoors in the sunshine, families sure to dole out plenty of prizes and
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recommendations remedy discrimination.
could still opt to get plenty of exer- candy to each visitor. This visit was the first for
cise inside by playing soccer and golf, for improvement VASD.
tumbling on the mats and even riding Kate Newton Officials toured both
SCOTT GIRARD middle schools and the
Unified Newspaper Group high school and inter-
viewed staff and students
City of Verona The Verona Area School in January after notify-
ing the district of the visit

Pool proposal advances through Parks

District has a few targets
for improvement after the in November. They also
state performed a Civil reviewed the districts pol-
Rights Compliance Visit icies and communications
meeting of the council can- plan, which would include related to discrimination.
Planning not likely earlier this year.

to get approved until

celed because there wont
be a quorum, the next meet- Whats next a rendering, cost estimates,
an operating budget and a
The Wisconsin Depart-
ment of Public Instruction
Laurie Burgos, the
d i s t r i c t s d i r e c t o r o f
ing is set for April 10, six timeline for completion, visits nine school districts equity and bilingual
after referendum days after the Verona Area The Common Council plus the public process of selected at random within
School District referen- is expected to review introducing the plan and Turn to Civil/Page 3
JIM FEROLIE dum. That means before the the MSA proposal for a gathering feedback.
Verona Press editor council reviews the $33,000 pool study at its April 10 The Parks, Recreation
p r o p o s a l , i t w i l l k n ow
meeting. and Forestry Commission Inside
The municipal pool study whether the likely top loca- voted Wednesday, March
is headed back to the Com-
mon Council. But it still
tion option next to a new
high school pool at the West
15, to advance the proposal,
a month after postponing it
Candidate questionnaires
wont get a chance to start End is available. determining what amenities to wait for the referendum. Read answers from District 2 alder
until after the vote on a new The proposal, known as are needed or desired and In between, the council
high school and a school Phase 2, comes in two parts, how much space would be had expressed an interest candidates Scott Stewart, Sarah Gaskell
pool. parks director Dave Walk- required to provide them.
Wi t h t h e M a r c h 2 7 er explained. The first is The second is a master Turn to Pool/Page 12 Page 13

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Photo submitted
Jennifer Riccardi, a senior trade adviser for the delegation of
the European Union to the United States, spoke with Verona
Area High School students Friday, March 17.

EU adviser visits VAHS

A senior adviser for the the vote last year by Great
Delegation of the European Britain to leave the EU.
Union to the United States VAHS teacher Jason Knoll
spoke with Verona Area has developed connections at Photos by Scott Girard
High School students Friday, the Delegation of the EU to Andy Kinsler points out a piece of art to his 1-year-old daughter Coraline.

VASD Artists Reception

March 17. Jennifer Raccardi, the US through his work on
a senior trade adviser, talked the EU and transatlantic rela-
with students in the Model tions, which created a connec-
UN club about trade between tion to bring Raccardi to the
the EU and United States. school while she was in town Student artists from around the Verona Area School District showed off their work at the annual artists reception
She also talked about Brexit, for a speech at UW-Madison. in the Sugar River Gallery at Verona Area High School on Thursday, March 16.

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Verona Area School District City rain garden, barrel rebates

6 at VAHS are National Merit finalists open to residents, businesses
Among 15,000 across KATE NEWTON incentivized to install their
own gardens and barrels
Unified Newspaper Group
the country because thats just going
After seeing a dip in to be that much less water
Six Verona Area High participation last year, the that our storm sewer has to
School students are among City of Verona wants more handle.
the 15,000 across the coun- residents to take advantage While native plants can
try selected as National of its rain garden and rain be fairly expensive, espe-
Merit finalists. barrel rebate programs this cially if purchased in large
The National Mer- spring and summer. quantities, Cieslik recom-
it Scholarship program, City construction man- mended residents look
w h i c h b eg a n i n 1 9 5 5 , ager Marten Cieslik told into ordering through the
awards scholarships based the Press anywhere from a countys Plant Dane Native
on Preliminary SAT scores dozen to 20 residential cus- Plant Program, which offers
and other measures. tomers typically participate 50-plus varieties at reduced
VA H S s t u d e n t s J o h n in the rebates provided by prices of $2 per plant with
Wa n g , J a m e s We l l n i t z , the city stormwater utility an ordering deadline of
Alankrit Shatadal, Jacob but last year, eligibility March 31 at ripple-effects.
Wellnitz, Jason Barr and was also opened to local com/plantdane. The Uni-
William Cioci are among businesses that can show versity of Wisconsin-Mad-
the finalists from an origi- theyre reducing their run- ison Arboretum also hosts
Photo submitted
nal group of about 50,000. off costs in an effort to a native plant sale annually
Verona Area High School National Merit finalists are, from left, John Wang, James Wellnitz,
Of 1.6 million entrants, Alankrit Shatadal, Jacob Wellnitz, Jason Barr and William Cioci. They are among the 15,000 expand the programs. with more than 200 variet-
those 50,000 are recognized students across the country that advanced to the finalist stage from an initial group of more For the rain garden pro- ies, set for 9a.m. to 2p.m.
as a Commended Student or than 16,000. gram, the city can rebate May 13.
Semifinalist in September. 50 percent of the cost of After businesses or res-
The 15,000 finalists were native plants up to $150 idents acquire their plants
notified in February. $ 2 , 5 0 0 a r e awa r d e d t o T h o s e a r e a n n o u n c e d through mid-June. meaning they must spend and install them in an area
Scholarships up to about 7,500 of the finalists. b e g i n n i n g i n M a r c h Scott Girard at least $300 to get the full where theyre intercepting
rebate and plants must be rainwater coming off their
put in so that runoff water downspouts and running
is intercepted. off of their yard, Cieslik
Civil: Accessibility could be improved Cieslik said the optimal
design for a rain garden is
said, they can apply for the
rebate through the City of
to install it in a depressed Verona website by visiting
Continued from page 1 from two to one.
While the visit reviewed
The board approved the
districts equity framework,
In brief area downstream from
where water is running off
the Online Forms sec-
tion. There is no deadline
programming, told the three schools, just two which outlines a goal of of a property so that the for applications.
school board Monday night received recommendations every student succeeding, Gorrells goals plants can capture it, and Those seeking assistance
she was really pleased for improved accessibili- last year. The district has also The school board is because native plants have on where to build their
with the few suggestions ty, as Badger Ridge Middle convened a calendar com- expected to vote in two much deeper root systems garden can also submit a
for changes. The officials School does not need any mittee each of the last two weeks to approve 2017 than your typical lawn request online for a free
had a lot more commenda- updates in this area, accord- years to try to find more time goals for superintendent they tend to allow more contour map of their prop-
tions than (corrective) find- ing to the findings. for teacher visits to students Dean Gorrell. channels for water to get erty. A copy of the plant
ings, she added, which is VAHS had four areas homes to develop classroom Monday night, he pro- down into the ground. Ide- invoice showing the spe-
an indication of the work where accessibility could be community early on. posed including establish- ally, the garden should be cies of plants purchased
theyre doing at the high improved, according to the State visitors also com- ing a time- located some distance from must be also submitted to
school. recommendations: the addi- mended the district for its frame for a home or business foun- be approved for the rebate.
The recommendations tion of grab bars in the lock- weekly circles of support strategic dation, like in a backyard The city also provides a
for improvement include er rooms/restrooms; handi- being held at Badger Ridge planning, or terrace. one-time rebate of $10 per
updating policies, adding capped seating for events in Middle School, its great continuing In addition to serving as rain barrel for up to four
statements to the website the gyms; lowering a paper policy for determining aca- outreach good habitats and forag- barrels per address, and a
and improving accessibility towel and soap dispenser in demic excellence and includ- and foster- ing areas for butterflies Public Works Department
of some facilities at Verona the locker rooms; and low- ing its nondiscrimination ing commu- and pollen gatherers, Cies- employee will visit appli-
Area High School, Savan- ering a paper towel and soap policy on financial aid infor- nity partner- Gorrell lik said theres plenty of cants to verify installation.
na Oaks Middle School and dispenser in five classrooms. mation. ships and personal benefits to having Barrels can be purchased at
the central office. SOMS also has to low- Burgos also mentioned developing a rain garden. a variety of area business-
These findings are rel- er a paper towel and soap the high schools work to and implementing a com- If strategically done, es, including Blains Farm
atively minimal and can dispenser in its restrooms, increase communication munication plan. The strate- rain gardens can help man- and Fleet and Menards, and
be addressed fairly easily, as well as the signage for with families about class- gic plan, especially, would age water on properties all participants have to do
Burgos said. Theyre tell- bathrooms, according to the room opportunities for their be affected by the outcome and might be a solution if is modify a downspout to
ing us where we might have plan. The central office also students and the elimination of the April 4 referendum. you have a situation where collect the water, Cieslik
some weaknesses that should improve exterior of prerequisites to enroll in In either case, theres you have a drainage issue said.
wed much rather address access, it said. Advanced Placement classes going to be a tremendous on your lot, he explained. Cieslik will also host a
through a visit like this than Other findings included in recent years as generating amount of work involved, Over time, with settling discussion of the rebate
through a potential civil adding a nondiscrimination a lot of talk. Gorrell said. and people building things, programs at 6:30p.m.
rights complaint. statement to English Learn- Other areas of success The boards next meet- those things creep up all Monday, April 24, at the
er plans of service, updating included the districts annual ing is Monday, April 3. the time so its some- Verona Public Library.
Policy updates the youth apprenticeship Back to School publication For information on the
thing (people) certainly
While Burgos was happy training agreement and add- included with the Verona Swimming co-op might be able to consider. rebate programs, including
with the number of recom- ing an accommodation state- Press, the coordination of The board approved a Cieslik said the city the application process,
mendations, she acknowl- ment for employees on the Career Day and the oppor- two-year extension for hopes more families and visit
edged there is work to do. district website. tunity for students to be a boys swimming co-op individuals living within
They did find some stu- Board member Noah Rob- involved in planning a class- with Mount Horeb High the city limits will also be Contact Kate Newton at
dents who thought they erts appreciated the number room redesign in a tech ed School. The agreement
had been treated different- of findings for improvement. space at VAHS. costs $12,000 over the
ly based on their race, she The minimal amount of Burgos credited the dis- two years.
said. So even though we
have policies and proce-
dures, its something we
(recommendations) is real-
ly a testament to the work
the district has done, so its
a reason for celebration,
tricts staff for that success.
All of that work is already
happening, she said. It
was a matter of me calling
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Letters to the editor

Verona needs more affordable housing
I am writing in response to the support for affordable housing it
article Commons passes on split less likely that this will be possible.
vote, about the Sugar Creek Com- Who needs affordable housing?
mons project that includes plans Well, according to the U.S. Depart-
for five new apartment buildings. ment of Housing and Urban Devel-
I have been following the progres- opment, an estimated 12 million
sion of this project and several renter and homeowner households
weeks ago, I reached out to my now pay more than 50 percent of
alder, Luke Diaz, to express my their annual incomes for housing.
support for high density housing, A family with one full-time worker
but also my concern that I had not earning the minimum wage can-
seen any mention of affordable not afford the local fair-market
housing as these plans were pro- rent for a two-bedroom apartment
gressing. I think it is appropriate anywhere in the United States.
to require the Common Council The issue of affordable housing
and developers to address this was included in Veronas compre-
issue, and I disagree with the may- hensive plan, and I think speaks to
ors comments that people dont what kind of community we want
understand the concept of afford- to become. I believe there should
able housing (defined as housing be room for families at all income
costs of no more than 30 percent levels, and hope that there will be
of income) and that if they know more attention paid to supporting
what it really is, they would not affordable housing as Verona con-
support it. tinues to grow.
In fact, I do support Verona
being a welcoming community to Kate Cronin,
families of all incomes, but without City of Verona
Community Voices
Because of a reporting error, the Press incorrectly identified one of
Ask students what we think
the three new stoplights being installed this spring in two separate
stories in last weeks issue. It will be at the corner of Whalen Road
and Old PB, next to Vincenzo Plaza not at Whalen and South Main
about having guns in schools
Street. he recently appointed of grizzlies, others argue the said, we would be OK with
The Press regrets the error and any confusion it might have caused. federal secretary of edu- need for guns in schools must (arming teachers with guns)
cation, Betsy DeVos, is be applied nationwide. under the right circumstances.
not sure whether guns belong The head of the National Rifle Im sure some Verona citizens
See something wrong? in schools. When asked about
this topic, DeVos was unable to
Association, Wayne LaPierre,
seems to be certain guns in
would agree with this view.
Advocates of arming school
The Verona Press does not sweep errors under the rug. If you see answer. schools will only make students staff often invoke LaPierres
something you know or even think is in error, please contact editor Jim I wonder if the viewpoint of safer. He calls for properly statement that the only thing
Ferolie at 845-9559 or at so we can get it a student can help clear up her trained armed good guys in that stops a bad guy with a gun
right. confusion. every school. School districts in is a good guy with a gun.
At DeVos Senate confir- California, Texas, and Indiana So the only way to stop vio-
mation hearing, she expressed have moved toward allowing lence, he would say, is with
indifference toward proposals teachers to carry concealed fire- more violence.
banning gun- arms. Furthermore, the distinction
free school I cant speak for every kid, between a bad guy and good
zones, saying but knowing my teacher might guy is ambiguous. Do we toss
Thursday, March 32, 2017 Vol. 52, No. 44 the decision have a Glock 19 semi-automatic guns to the good guys simply
was best pistol locked in his or her desk because background checks
USPS No. 658-320 left to locals doesnt make me feel safer. deemed them trustworthy? At
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Phone: 608-845-9559 FAX: 608-845-9550 bad thing. Arming teachers isnt a sce- lence. Verona schools should be
e-mail: DeVos referred to an elemen- nario the Verona Police Depart- proactive, not reactive.
Circulation customer service: (800) 355-1892 tary school in the rural town of ment is in favor of, either. When Verona schools superintendent
Wapiti, Wyoming, to suggest a I asked Lt. Mark T. Horstmann Dean Gorrell believes that our need for guns. about it, he said, We wouldnt best defense is the tight network
This newspaper is printed on recycled paper.
I would imagine theres want to say Yep, go ahead, of safety that the kids develop
Circulation probably a gun in the school to to any teacher, carry a gun in along with the staff and safety
General Manager
Carolyn Schultz
protect from potential grizzlies, school. for each other and everybody in
Lee Borkowski she mused. Horstmann said other tools, the building.
Well, Betsy, I would imagine such as training, awareness, the While guns are often a topic
Sales Manager News grizzly bear attacks are quite ability to lock doors, communi- of national debate, our secretary
Kathy Neumeister Jim Ferolie uncommon at school. According cation devices, and uniformed of education thinks the issue to the National Park Service, security or officers are just a should be decided by local offi-
Sports the odds of being attacked by few of the other ways to ensure cials. If thats the case, getting
Advertising a grizzly bear in Yellowstone students safety. a student opinion would be a
Jeremy Jones
Donna Larson the park Wapiti sits at the east- Guns, he said, arent the good place to start. ern entrance of are about 1 in only way to keep people safe.
Assistant Editor 2.7 million. Yet Horstmann does not ulti- Maya Castronovo is a soph-
Scott Girard While Betsy DeVos approach- mately reject the idea of guns in omore at Verona Area High
Diane Beaman es the argument for guns in schools. School.
Reporters schools with the unique example As a police department, he
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Wisconsin Department of Transpor- Fitchrona Road and extending Fitchro- site at or email to editor Jim Ferolie at
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offers a chance to meet with DOT rep-
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County seeks parks plan input
On the Web 7p.m. Wednesday, April 5,
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Find out more about the Dane
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dents for input as it updates Plan informational also prepared a brief sur-
plans on how to manage parks-lwrd.countyofdane. vey for those who want to
outdoor resources, includ- com/Information/ help direct (the) plan and
ing what activities are When: 7p.m. Thursday, Planning-Development improve (its) services,
important and what could March 30, and according to its website.
help draw more people to Wednesday, April 5 To access the survey, visit
the areas. Where: Cross Plains parks-lwrd.countyofdane.
When completed, the Community Center/ people to the land and com and click the Parks
plan will guide future Town Hall, 3734 County water resources of Dane and Open Space Plan link
park and trail development Road P (March 30); and County, said Dane Coun- at the top of the page, then
projects over the next five ty Parks Commission Chair select the Parks and Open Bring your friends and family
Cottage Grove Village
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We are excited to hear years to maintain eligibility

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value most about our park tify recreational needs and mation meetings to explain

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release last week. and historical resources in input on the plan. The first
The countywide compre- the county to be considered is 7p.m. Thursday, March

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uates is not complete. Due to the increased honor list; Eric Jones, deans honor list;
number of submissions after spring and fall Kendl Kobbervig, deans list; Eric Koberle,
graduation times, there is often a backlog in deans list; Carissa Kolpek, deans list; Camille
the following months. Kroncke, deans honor list; Kelli Krueger,
Note: If you have a non-Verona address, School of Human Ecology, deans high hon-
but your child attended school in the Vero- ors; Sara Krueger, deans list; Jacob Levin,
na Area School District, please email deans honor list; Christian Lindblom, deans for consideration. list; Jessica Mackie, deans list; Dominick
Mesdjian, deans list; Emily Metz, deans list;
Fall 2016 honors Katherine Miller, deans list; Anna Morrissette,
UW-Madison deans list; Erika Neuendorf, deans honor list;
Verona Maria Neuendorf, deans list; Anna Ostermeier,
Connor Acker, deans honor list; Sam Acker, deans list; Arel Otles, deans honor list;
deans honor list; Mary Alesandrini, deans Zachary Pedretti, high honor roll; Neil Perry,
high Honors Briana Amundson, honor roll; deans list; Emma Peters, honor roll; Britta
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list; Sheenagh Cleary, deans list; Katherine Schultz, deans list; Abbigail Semmann, Saturday March 25, 2017
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Coming up Churches
All Saints Lutheran Church Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,
NHS book sale 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the state and discuss trends in imprison- 2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg Verona
library. The class will expand on infor- ments and arrests. She will also discuss (608) 276-7729 Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
Verona Area High School students in mation provided in the Introduction to how Wisconsin compares with the rest of a.m., St. Andrew, Verona
the National Honor Society will host a Microsoft Excel class, but is open to the country. This event supported by the Pastor Rich Johnson
book sale to raise money for students in Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m. St. James Lutheran Church
anyone with basic skills in using the pro- Beyond the Page program, the National ELCA
Tanzania from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, gram. Registration is required. For infor- Endowment for the Humanities and the The Church in Fitchburg 427 S. Main St., Verona
March 24, in the VAHS Performing Arts mation or to register, call 845-7180. Madison Community Foundation. 2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg (608) 845-6922
Center Studios, 300 Richard St. The sale For information, call 845-7180. (608) 271-2811
is open to the public and will include Natural hazards plan Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m. Narum
books of varying genres for readers of all Dane County will hold a listening ses- Development presentation Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-
ages. For information, call 845-4400. sion to get public input on its Natural Join representatives from Forward Fitchburg Memorial UCC day, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8
5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg a.m.-noon Wednesday
Drug seminar Hazards Mitigation Plan from 6:30-8 Development Group for a presentation (608) 273-1008 Saturday Worship: 5 p.m.
p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Badger of the senior living development pro- Sunday Worship: 8:30 and 10:45
People can take a free seminar on Prairie Health Care Center auditorium, posal for 841 N. Main St. from 6-7 p.m. Pastor Phil Haslanger a.m.
finding and understanding meaningful 1100 E. Verona Ave. Thursday, March 30, at the library. Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m.
and reliable information on prescrip- Salem United Church of Christ
In this update cycle, the county will General information will be provided Good Shephard Lutheran 502 Mark Dr., Verona
tion drugs and biopharmaceuticals from address the threat of natural hazards in for residents, and the project develop- Church ECLA (608) 845-7315
9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, and light of the regions changing climate. ment team will be available to answer (608) 271-6633
Tuesday, March 28, at the senior center. The plan will examine climate trends questions. For information, contact Jus- Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Each session consists of a discussion and determine their projected impacts on Way, Madison Laura Kolden, Associate in Min-
tin Frahm at 220-7583. Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. istry
and an hour of self-guided web search- natural hazards. West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Sunday School: 9 a.m.
es; participants are encouraged to bring a For information, call 266-4330. Hello, Dolly! Mound Road, Verona Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m.
laptop or tablet. Because the coordinator Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.
St. Ambrose Academy will present
is not a health care provider, the discus- Criminal justice talk their production of Hello, Dolly! at 7 Damascus Road Church West Springdale Lutheran Church
sions will not give drug or medical infor- Pamela Oliver, Ph.D., will lead a talk p.m. Friday, March 31; 7 p.m. Saturday, The Verona Senior Center ECLA
mation directly to participants. titled Understanding Race and Crimi- April 1; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at 108 Paoli St., Verona 2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
For information, call 845-7471. (608) 819-6451 Mount Horeb
nal Justice in Wisconsin from 7-8 p.m. the Verona Area High School Perform-, (608) 437-3493
Excel class Tuesday, March 28, at the library. ing Arts Center, 300 Richard St.
Oliver, a professor of sociology at Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for Pastor Justin Burge Pastor Jeff Jacobs
Improve your skills in Microsoft Excel UW-Madison, will provide a current Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion
children and seniors, and can be pur-
during a hands-on computer class from look at race and criminal justice in the chased online at Memorial Baptist Church Sugar River United Methodist
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 23 on Medications seminar, senior discussion with Pamela Oliver of Redeemer Bible Fellowship 9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary
AARP tax services (by center, 845-7471 UW-Madison, library, 845-7180 130 N. Franklin St., Verona worship.
(608)848-1836 Sunday School available during
appointment), senior center, 845- 10 a.m., Computer Questions Thursday, March 30 worship. Refreshments and fellow-
7471 with Linda Kaiser, senior center, Pastor Dwight R. Wise ship are between services.
845-7471 1-3 p.m., Family Movie: Moana Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship
Friday, March 24 10:30 a.m., Womens Group
(PG), library, 845-7180 West Madison Bible Church
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., VAHS National (repeats every fourth Monday), 4-5:30 p.m., Teen Gaming (ages Resurrection Lutheran Church 2920 Hwy. M, Verona
Honor Society book sale, VAHS 11-18), library, 845-7180 WELS (608) 845-9518
senior center, 845-7471 6705 Wesner Rd., Verona
Performing Arts Center Studios, 6-7 p.m., North Main Street (608) 848-4965 Pastor Dan Kukasky Jr.
300 Richard St., 845-4400 6:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate
Microsoft Excel (registration senior living development Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m.
7 p.m., Katie Burns, Tuvalu, proposal presentation, library, Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.
required), library, 845-7180 Pastor Benjamin Phelps 220-7583 Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Zwingli United Church of
Tuesday, March 28 Friday, March 31 Sunday: 9 a.m. Christ
Saturday, March 25 9:30-11:30 a.m., Information Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
9 a.m. to noon, Restoration on Medications seminar, senior 1 p.m., Movie Matinee: The St. Christopher Catholic Parish (608) 832-6677
Day with USRWA, Sugar River center, 845-7471 Lady Vanishes (PG-13, 86 min.), St. Andrew Church Pastor Brad Brookins
senior center, 845-7471 301 N. Main St., Verona Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Wetlands meeting location, 2517
Country View Road, 11 a.m., Lunch Trivia (RSVP for St. William Church
meal), senior center, 845-7471 7 p.m., Brett Schwartz and Liv 1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli Zwingli United Church of
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Rather, Tuvalu, tuvalucoffeehouse. (608) 845-6613 Christ
Kitchen free community meal, 2-3 p.m., Bingo (ages 3-12), com Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
BPNN, library, 845-7180 Fr. William Vernon, pastor (608)845-5641
7 p.m., St. Ambrose Academy Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew, Rev. Sara Thiessen
7 p.m., Mile 134, Tuvalu, 6:30-8 p.m., Listening session presents Hello, Dolly! ($12 Verona Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship on Dane County Natural Hazards adults, $6 children/seniors), Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William,
Mitigation Plan, Badger Prairie Verona Area High School Paoli
Monday, March 27 Health Care Center auditorium, Performing Arts Center, 300
Common Council meeting 1100 E. Verona Ave., 266-4330 Richard St.,
canceled 7-8 p.m., Understanding Race
and Criminal Justice in Wisconsin Seeing Your Ancestors
9:30-11:30 a.m., Information I recently heard an interview with a hospice nurse
who remarked that it was common for people nearing
death to see their mothers, and that this experience was
Whats on VHAT-98 invariably calming. A friend of mine who had recently
taken a bad fall related to me that she had seen her
Thursday, March 23 11 a.m. Verona 91-92 Boys Basketball 10 p.m. School mother who had died many years before at the foot
7 a.m. School Referendum Boys Basketball 4 p.m. Sutter Brothers at Referendum at Senior Center of her bed while she was recovering, and she agreed that
at Senior Center 1 p.m. 2015 Wildcats Senior Center 11 p.m. Retro Swing Band it had a calming effect. A few days after my grandfather
8 a.m.- Zumba Gold Football 5 p.m. 2015 Wildcats Thursday, March 30 died he appeared to me in a dream and told me to tell
9 a.m. Daily Exercise 4:30 p.m. Batker Football 7 a.m. School Referendum my grandmother to quit praying for me, Im in heaven
10 a.m. Retro Swing Band Blacksmith Shop at Historical 9 p.m. Hindu Cultural Hour at Senior Center already. When I told my grandmother the next morning
at Senior Center Society 10 p.m. School 8 a.m.- Zumba Gold about the dream she was instantly relieved. I could see
2 p.m. Zumba Gold 6 p.m. Common Council Referendum at Senior Center 9 a.m. Daily Exercise the worry on her face dissolve away, and realized that
3 p.m. Daily Exercise from 03-13-17 11 p.m. Retro Swing Band 10 a.m. Retro Swing Band my grandmother had been worried about the fate of my
4 p.m. John Duggleby at 9 p.m. Verona 91-92 Tuesday, March 28 3 p.m. Daily Exercise grandfathers soul. Many people report similar experi-
Senior Center Boys Basketball 7 a.m. School Referendum 4 p.m. John Duggleby at ences of seeing or hearing loved ones after their deaths.
5 p.m. Sutter Brothers at 10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith at Senior Center Senior Center We cant possibly know whether these experiences are
Senior Center Shop at Historical Society 10 a.m.- Zumba Gold 5 p.m. Sutter Brothers at visitations from the other side of death or just a trick of
6 p.m. Salem Church 11 p.m. Retro Swing Band 9 a.m. Daily Exercise Senior Center the subconscious mind, but they seem to point to some-
Service Sunday, March 26 10 a.m. Retro Swing Band 6 p.m. Salem Church thing beyond this life and a spiritual connection to others
7 p.m. Jeff Mikorski at 7 a.m. Hindu Cultural Hour 2 p.m.- Zumba Gold Service which gives us hope that people may live on after death.
Senior Center 9 a.m. Resurrection 3 p.m. Daily Exercise 7 p.m. Jeff Mikorski at We dont know this with certainty, but we hope that this
8 p.m. Daily Exercise Church 4 p.m. John Duggleby at Senior Center is the case, and our faith is buttressed by these hopes.
9 p.m. Safe at Home at 10 a.m. Salem Church Senior Center 8 p.m. Daily Exercise Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Senior Center Service 5 p.m. Sutter Brothers at 9 p.m. Safe at Home at
10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith Noon - Common Council Senior Center Senior Center Now faith is confidence in
Shop at Historical Society from 03-13-17 6 p.m. Resurrection 10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith what we hope for and assurance about what we do not
Friday, March 24 3 p.m. Verona 91-92 Church Shop at Historical Society see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV
7 a.m. John Duggleby at Boys Basketball 8 p.m. Jeff Mikorski at
Senior Center 4:30 p.m. Batker Senior Center
1 p.m. Safe at Home at
Senior Center
Blacksmith Shop at Historical
9 p.m. Safe at Home at
Senior Center Support groups
3 p.m. Verona 91-92 6 p.m. Common Council 10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith AA Meeting, senior cen-
Boys Basketball from 03-13-17 Shop at Historical Society ter, Thursdays at 1 p.m.
4 p.m. Sutter Brothers at 9 p.m. Verona 91-92 Wednesday, March 29


Senior Center Boys Basketball 7 a.m. John Duggleby at Caregivers Support

5 p.m. 2015 Wildcats 10 p.m. Batker Blacksmith Senior Center Group, senior center, first 430 E. Verona Ave.
Football Shop at Historical Society 1 p.m. Safe at Home at and third Tuesday, 10 a.m. 845-2010
8:30 p.m. Safe at Home at 11 p.m. Retro Swing Band Senior Center Healthy Lifestyles
Senior Center at Senior Center 3 p.m. Verona 91-92 Group meeting, senior
10 p.m. School Monday, March 27 Boys Basketball Call 845-9559
center, second Thursday
Referendum at Senior Center 7 a.m. John Duggleby at 5 p.m. Streets from 10:30 a.m. to advertise on the
11 p.m. Retro Swing Band Senior Center Reconstruction Presentation
Saturday, March 25 1 p.m. Active Shooter 7 p.m. Capital City Band Parkinsons Group, Verona Press
8 a.m. Common Council Training at Senior Center 8 p.m. John Duggleby at senior center, third
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Housing the legacy of Verona

Residents can feel at home at Noel Manor Assisted Living, which opened in November
Unified Newspaper Group
Noel Manor
Freshly baked chocolate
chip cookies, ice-cold lem- Assisted
onade and a cheerful smile
greet Noel Manor Assisted Living
Living visitors as soon as 471 Prairie Way Blvd.
they walk through the front
door. 620-6010
Tasha Kirch, who usual-
ly can be found at the front
desk, immediately offers the
assortment of refreshments
to visitors after greeting Dining
them with a friendly wave. When scheduling a tour,
I just have an energetic Rasmussen said that she
way of talking to people, so always encourages fami-
it kind of goes from there, lies to stay for lunch. The
said Kirch, one of the first restaurant style dining room
employees at Noel Manor. features a homemade soup
I always like to be able to each day with a rotating
talk to the people who live 12-item menu.
and visit here. Most people think its
The family-owned assist- going to be like an insti-
ed living facility opened tutional kind of food, but
four months ago on the really our food is really,
north side of Verona and really good, she said.
offers independent living, The Pub is a gather-
memory care and short- ing space that has on the
term care apartments. house happy hour twice
K i r c h wa s o r i g i n a l l y Photos by Amber Levenhagen a week as well as frequent
hired as a registered nurs- Tasha Kirch, one of the first employees at Noel Manor, welcomes guests to the facility. new resident parties and
ing assistant but eventual- social events, and Rasmus-
ly became the marketing sen said it is one of the
director, and she told the highlights of the facility.
Press she enjoys being able People get really excited
to interact with so many about happy hour, she said
different people. with a laugh.
Some of the first res- Strengthening those com-
idents that moved here, munity connections through
theyve lived in Verona encouraged interactions and
since the 1930s. They were social events is something
born, raised and worked Kirch said is the best part of
here, and now theyre retir- her job.
ing together in the same We have school teach-
community, Kirch said. It ers who grew up together,
gives me chills. farmers, this is truly the
Katie Rasmussen, exec- legacy of Verona, she said.
u t ive d i r e c t o r o f N o e l The Pub, above left, is one of the more popular community spaces at Noel Manor, which is named for Noel Keene. Above We have the prom queens,
Manor, hired Kirch after right is the first floor lounge, one of many at the facility.
the prom kings, its an
working with her at a pre- amazing community to be a
vious job. Kirch said the Iowa, to run the facility. library and game room with growth and their residents. units also have patios. part of.
two clicked because they The historical family puzzles, chess boards and Private, and some shared, Other amenities include
share a similar passion: the connection with Verona is plush chairs. Outside a set apartments offer kitchens, a movie theater, a game Contact Amber Levenhagen
something Rasmussen said of double doors is a court- closets, bathrooms and bed- room, a spacious lounge

senior community. at amber.levenhagen@
The George Colletti fam- sets their three-story home yard with a stone patio, rooms. Some of the assist- with fireplaces and a hair
ily owns Noel Manor and apart from other facilities. with plans to feature live ed living and memory care salon. Its also pet friendly.
the Murray Glen Townho- The feeling of that fam- music and entertainment
mes, 401 Prairie Way Blvd., ily legacy is huge, Ras- over the summer.

an effort to affirm their mussen said. The staff and Rasmussen said that these
family legacy in Verona, residents feel that family amenities are some of the

Rasmussen said. environment, and it really features that help make the
She explained that when makes a difference. assisted living facility feel
Collettis sons, Noel and not so sterile and more
Welcoming entrance

Murray, passed away sev-
eral years ago, the Colletti
family wanted to preserve
Upon walking through
the front doors, visitors
like home.
So far the facility has 44
residents, just under half of
their name in Verona. Col- immediately enter into one its maximum occupancy,
letti contracted with Park of the lounge areas. but Rasmussen said they
Vista Senior Housing Man- A short walk down the are on track with where

agement, based in Clinton, hallway reveals a fireplace, they want to be in terms of

Biz briefs
Capitol Bank reports
The Verona Area Chamber of Commerce
recognizes the Business of the Month!
record earnings
Capitol Bank reported
record earnings in 2016
amounting to a 7.9 percent
increase over 2015.
A Jan. 31 news release
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Photo by Scott Girard

Principal Michelle Nummerdor gets a laugh after fifth-grader Gil Weisensel removes the pie
from her face.

Pies to the face for CV staff

Country View Elementary School stu-
dents got a sweet treat Friday, March 10, as On the Web
a reward for their Hats for Help fundraiser
to raise money to help kids with Type 1 dia- See more photos from the Hats for Help reward: Photos by Scott Girard
betes. As a reward for meeting their $1,000 A group of Sugar Creek students watch as students from a University of Wisconsin-Madison
goal (they raised $1,111), some school staff group share science experiments.

Imagine that
got on the cafeteria stage and had students
put cream pies in their face while the rest small fee for the right to wear a hat to school
of the schools students watched from the on certain days.
audience. The fundraiser had students pay a
Sugar Creek Elementary School students This year, students also toured the sci-
showed off their creativity Friday, March ence fair during the day so those who
7, at the schools annual Imagination Fair. could not make it to the evening event got
The event includes a science fair, book fair, to experience the science fair and see their
read out loud event for student stories and classmates projects.
science demonstrations by outside groups.

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Girls basketball Boys hockey

Five Cats earn honors

Sports editor

A balance of senior experience and

maturity, and the addition of a skilled
group of young players led the Verona
boys hockey team to its first Big Eight
Conference title in three years. And
although the team finished a game shy of
the WIAA state tournament, the Wildcats
had plenty to be proud of, including the
selection of five players to the all-confer-
ence team last week.
Senior forward Jack Anderson and Jeff
File photo by Anthony Iozzo
Bishop highlighted the selections, and
Senior Alex Luehring was named first-team All-State this were joined by forwards Mason McCor-
season, averaging 20.5 points per game. mick, Mack Keryluk and two-way player
Jack Keryluk.
Anderson returned as the Wildcats

Luehring named leading scorer this season, and earned

second team honors. Although his goals
dipped slightly, he had 16 more assists

first-team All-State
than last year. He finished the season with
15 regular season goals, including four
power-play goals and two game-winning
goals, to go along with 20 assists.
ANTHONY IOZZO were named to the team. Jack was a true captain all year, and
Assistant sports editor Beyer and Roby were easily one of our most valuable players
unanimous selections. in the lineup, head coach Joel Marshall
Senior Alex Luehring Bay Port senior Mad- said. His varsity experiences the last
was named to first-team die Re, Brookfield Central four years helped him lead by example in
All-State to represent the senior Caroline Busch, every game. Guys on the team looked up File photo by Jeremy Jones
Verona Area High School Marshfield senior Ema to him in the locker room and other teams Senior defenseman Jeff Bishop (9) earned second-team Big Eight All-Conference
girls basketball team. Fehrenbach, Arrowhead really looked out for him on the ice. honors.
Luehring, who was senior Grace Gilmore, Anderson also aided in the develop-
named Big Eight Player Kettle Moraine senior ment of second-team sophomore forward
of the Year and first-team Abby Guidinger, Chippe-
wa Falls senior Lexi Han-
Mason McCormick, who led the team in Big Eight All-Conference
all-conference, reached the points with 21 goals and 17 assists in 24
1,000 point plateau in her ley, Appleton North junior games. First team: Defensemen - CJ Harkins, jr., (Sun Prairie); Nolan Fredrick, sr.,
career and averaged 20.5 Kari Brekke and Arrow- Mason had a breakout year. He was a (Janesville); Zach Heidl, sr., (Middleton); Forwards - Riley Jensen, jr., (Beloit);
points per game this past head junior Caitlyn Harper guy the team looked at to score a big goal Tyler Jensen, sr., (Beloit); Tyler Perkins, sr., (Janesville); Conor Mikula, sr., (Sun
season. were all honorable men- in big moments of every game, Mar- Prairie); Goalie - Ryan Kenny, sr. (Memorial)
Luehring was joined on tions. shall said. Mason put a lot of pressure Second team: Defensemen - Jeff Bishop, sr., (Verona); Brady Wright, sr., (Beloit);
the first-team by fellow The All-State list is on himself to be the best, and in turn put Nate Polglaze, sr. (Beloit); Forwards - Jack Anderson, sr., (Verona); Mason
Big Eight players, Middle- voted on by a Wiscon- in the time year-round to make improve- McCormick, so., (Verona); Justin Engelkes, jr., (Middleton); Parker Lindauer, so.,
ton senior Bria Lemirande, sin Basketball Coaches ments to his game. (Memorial); Goalie - Sam Dunn, sr., (Sun Prairie)
Sun Prairie junior Jayda Association panel. The The only other senior all-conference
Jensen and Madison East voting panel was Niki honoree for the Wildcats, Bishop racked Honorable mention: Defensemen - Jack Keryluk (Verona); Max Frey, sr., (West);
junior Erin Howard. De Sutter (Oshkosh West), up six goals, including two on the pow- Jack Helle, so., (Memorial); Noah Nehmer, sr., (Sun Prairie); Forwards - Mack
Pere senior Lizzie Miller, Derek Kirklewski (Ste- er play and one short-handed. The senior Keryluk, fr., (Verona); Jacob Benzing, sr., (Beloit); Bailey Aegerter, jr., (Janesville);
Germantown senior Ken- vens Point), Jeremy Boi- also had 13 assists, including eight on the Tyler Kulas, sr., (Janesville); Drake Baldwin, so., (West); Kyle Hagerman, so., (Sun
zie Schmitz, Homestead leau (De Pere), Rick Witte power play. Prairie); Goalie - Sean Gross, jr., (East/La Follette)
junior Chloe Marotta, (Arrowhead), Brian Hirtz More important than numbers, how-
Appleton North junior ( M u s keg o ) , J e ff K i n d ever, was the experience Bishop brought
Sydney Levy, Mukwonago (Middleton), James Wright to a young blue line. The Wildcats most Jeff was our top returning defensem- committed, hard-working young man
sophomore Grace Beyer (Milwaukee Vincent) and experienced defenseman this season, an and played the part all season, Mar- that really helped our D-core develop
and Milwaukee King soph- Mallory Liebl (Brookfield Bishop ended the season by earning sec- shall said. He has great size and puck
omore Sydnee Roby also Central). ond-team all-conference honors. skills for a defenseman. Bish is a very Turn to Hockey/Page 10

Girls hockey
Five Metro Lynx players skate onto the All-Badger Conference squad this season
Sports editor
Badger All-Conference
Madison Metro Lynx girls First team: Defenders - Dani Heitsman, jr., (Beloit); Margo
hockey co-op forward Julia Thousand, jr., (Sun Prairie); Forwards - Maggy Henschler,
Dragoo highlighted the Met- jr., (Beloit); Julia Dragoo, sr., (Madison); Jada Ward, sr.,
ro Lynxs all-conference for- (Sun Prairie); Goalie - Ivy Shonka, jr., (Viroqua)
wards, joining Kenzie Imhoff
and Kara Epping. All three Second team: Defenders - Ally Conybear, jr., (Madison);
are seniors and will be great- Montana Cruz, jr., (Sun Prairie); Forwards - McKenzie
ly missed, head coach Derek Imhoff, sr., (Madison); Annika Johnson, sr., (Sun Prairie);
Ward said. Goalie - Taylor Thornton, jr., (Sun Prairie)
The teams Hobey Baker Honorable mention: Defenders - Jessica Jerome, sr.,
award winner, Dragoo scored (Beloit); Teagan Rupiper, jr., (Stoughton); Forwards - Paige
14 goals, including two on the Pawalk, sr., (Baraboo); Ally Burke, jr., (Beloit); Kara Epping,
power play, and assisted on sr., (Middleton); Colleen Milligan, jr., (Sun Prairie); Goalie
18 more to receive the most - Gabby Christensen, sr., (Baraboo); Sydney McKersie, jr.,
votes of any forward. The cap- (Madison); McKenzie Nisius, jr., (Stoughton)
tain also had a team-best four
game-winning goals.
Julia was a leader on and assists, including a team-best Ward said Epping, of Mad-
off the ice, Ward said. She six power-play assists. ison West, was a player that
was a player that we counted Kenzie was a player that always had a smile on her
on in each and every game. gave everything she had in face.
Imhoff and Epping were every game, Ward said. She Her attitude was infec-
named to the second team. was a player that set up almost tious, Ward said. She always
Imhoff finished second all of the goals her line scored. worked hard to be a hard play-
on the team with 28 points. She was a leader for many er to play against. Epping File photo by Jeremy Jones
The Verona resident had sev- players. She will be missed Verona senior forward McKenzie Imhoff (3) earned Badger Conference second team All-Con-
en goals and a team-high 21 greatly. Turn to Lynx/Page 10 ference honors.
10 March 23, 2017 The Verona Press

Boys track and field

Verona scores big to edge rival Madison West
Sports editor

Siblings played a big role in the Vero-

na boys track and field teams success
Saturday at the season-opening Univer-
sity of Dubuque Indoor Classic meet.
The Wildcats compiled a meet-best 60
points behind the efforts of twin brothers
Obi and Chudi Ifediora and siblings Jack
and Max Herkert, scoring in all but three
events to finish 13 points ahead of the
rival Madison West Regents.
Obi and Chudi Ifediora dominated
the 55-meter dash, with each breaking
the meets three-year-old record of 6.67
Photo submitted seconds, set by Tim Wolfe of Linn-Marr
in 2014.
WBCA D1 state champs Obi posted a time of 6.62 in the pre-
liminaries and then topped it with a 6.52
The Verona Area sixth grade boys basketball team won the to best his brother in the finals. Chudi
WBCA Division 1 state championship held on March 11 at was one-hundredth of a second off the
Justagame in the Wisconsin Dells. The team is led by coach- record in the prelims and clocked a 6.58
es Marc Sherry and Jim Deischer (back). for second place.
Team members (front, from left) are: Riley Peterson, Mason Their times were the second- and
Sherry, Zack Zimmerman, Finley Deischer and Gavin Farrell; fourth-fastest in VAHS history, though
(middle) Kaden Kittleson, Drake Badger, Mason Armstrong, head coach Joff Pedretti said he believes
Drew Chorlton and Gavin Holmes. both will surpass Tyler Parkers school
record before the end of indoors. Photo submitted
Chudi especially is looking to have Seniors Obi Ifediora (left) and Jack Herkert were named runner and field athlete
a bit of a bounce back after suffering a of the meet Saturday at the University of Dubuque Invitational.
Girls track and field season-ending injury at West Relays

Cats crack the top 10 at UD invite

(end of week 4) last year. He tried to
come back at regionals, but he was not
100 percent.
Whats next
JEREMY JONES runner-up in two events and The brothers were joined by seniors The Wildcats travel to the UW-Madison Shell for an invitational at 10a.m.
Sports editor helped her team rack up Jack Herkert and Jared Biddle, crushing
points in another. the 4x200 relay field by more than a sec- Saturday, April 1.
Seniors Lauren Samz and Were going to be expect- ond-and-a-half with a time of 1:34.07. The field includes defending state champions Brookfield East and runner-up
Sieanna Mitchell helped the ing a lot from Sieanna, if Jack, Jared, Obi and Chudi are all Middleton, as well as Kettle Moraine, Oak Creek, Ashwaubenon, D.C. Everest
Verona girls track and field were going to be successful very talented guys who have been train-
team start the season with an this season, and I think she ing every day after school for months, and Stevens Point.
eighth-place finish out of 21 relishes, Happel said. Pedretti said. I was confident that if we
teams competing Saturday at Linn-Marr junior Payton put them together on a relay they would
the University of Dubuque Wensel was the only com- light it up. finished a half-inch behind junior Bray- what school record holder Tim Kise did
Classic meet. petitor to best Mitchell in the The Ifediora brothers and senior don Barth of Cuba City, taking second at the first meet of the season in 2011,
Samz supplied the Vero- 400-meter dash, posting a Corey Pedersen and sophomore Mason place in the triple jump with a leap of Pedretti said. If he stays on track he
na girls track and field team meet-record 57.35. Mitchell Jordan also finished third in the 4x400 35-9. It was an improvement of six inch- could have a very impressive season.
with both of its first-place crossed in 1:00.84. competition, in 3:37.10. es on his best jump last season. Senior TJ Manning placed fifth in the
finishes as it scored 33 Mitchell finished 4 1/2 Verona nearly went 1-2 in the 55 Verona picked up fourth through sev- 1,600 run in 4:47.58, and Jordan was
points. Davenport Assump- inches behind Monroe senior hurdles as well. Jack Herkert added the enth-place finishes from Hawkins (35-4 the final scorer in the 400 dash, taking
tion won with 61 points. Alicia Kuester in the long 55-meter hurdle crown in a school-re- 1/2), freshman Hunter Bohnsack (35) eighth place in 55.32.
Samz cleared a meet-best jump with a leap of 16-2 1/2. cord 7.75. He and Biddle finished 1-2 in and senior Bryan Touchett (34-11 1/2). Sophomore teammate Jatavion Haw-
7 feet, 6 inches Friday inside She was fifth in the the prelims, but Biddle (8.32) dropped Senior thrower Hunter Bourne started kins cleared a personal-best 6-0 (a six
the A.Y. McDonald Indoor 55-meter dash preliminaries back to sixth place when he hit the last the season with a solid effort, finishing inch PR) for fifth place in the high jump
Track to best junior Daine (7.61) but dropped an addi- hurdle in the finals. third in the shot put with a personal-best and earned himself a spot on the VAHS
Riggins of Madison Memo- tional seven-hundredths of a Herkert, the defending Division 1 48-4. all-time list.
rial the only other team to second in the finals to take state champion in the high jump, also Hunter moved up four spots on the We have several sophomores I would
enter a competitor by six fourth place in 7.54. Fresh- bested 26 jumpers from Wisconsin and all-time list in his first meet, improving a keep an eye on, Pedretti said.
inches. man Tamiya Smith also Iowa with a clearance of 6 feet, 6 inches. foot above what he did at the end of last Senior Danny Keyes (9-6) scored a
Verona and Monroe were scored points for the Wild- Jacks younger brother, sophomore Max year, Pedretti said. In the shot put that point in the pole vault with his eighth-
the only teams to enter the cats, taking seventh place in Herkert, added a fourth-place finish in is almost unheard of. place finish.
triple jump competition, 7.67. the pole vault with a one foot PR height Junior Peter Barger (2:06.81) ran one The Wildcats didnt score in the long
which Samz won, beating I thought Tamia racing of 11-6. of the fastest opening-meet 800 races in jump, where Biddle finished 1 1/2 inch-
her teammate Ally Kunding- that well in her first race, He is a foot away from Erik Queoffs school history, taking fourth, and senior es out of the top eight with a distance of
er by a foot with a meet-re- especially against Iowa sophomore record. Corey Pedersen (2:10.22) finished sixth. 19-4 1/2, the 3,200 run, 4x800 relay or
cord 31-6. Samz added a sev- teams that have been practic- Sophomore Andres Rios-Vivian Peters time was only 1 second off in the distance medley.
enth-place finish in the long ing for five weeks and were
jump with an effort of 15-1 competing in their third meet
Iowa high school teams
- was really impressive,
Happel said. Sports shorts
do not compete in the triple Mitchell joined junior Neitzel earns spot on last season with a open the 2017 season Friday against
jump or pole vault, and thus Emelia Lichty, sophomore 29-14 record, includ- Roger Williams (R.I.) in a non-con-
those events were not scored. Ally Kundinger and Smith UW-Whitewater softball team ing an 8-5 mark in the ference doubleheader at the NTC
I thought Lauren had two to finish sixth on the 4x400 Verona native Nicole Neitzel will WIAC, and claimed Softball Complex.
really nice performances, and relay in 4:23.3. compete for the University of Wis- their fourth consec- Whitewater won its opener 9-1 in
I was thrilled that the girls Veronas 4x200 relay consin-Whitewater softball team utive tournament five innings in a game shortened due
got a chance to compete in a (freshman Megan Touchett, during the 2017 season. championship. to run rule.
big meet setting, head coach Kundinger, Lichty and The Warhawks aim for their third Neitzel, is a fresh- Neitzel had a two-run single.
Mark Happel said. We hav- Smith) scored a couple of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athlet- man at UW-Whitewa- Freshman Bella Matthias (Green-
ent been able to get outside points, finishing seventh out ic Conference regular season title ter, majoring in busi- field) tossed a no-hitter in the sec-
a lot so far, so it was nice to of 20 teams in 1:54.07. in the last four years and a fifth ness. ond game, a 4-0 victory, to headline
get a lot of reps. Senior Ellie Heinzen fin- straight trip to the NCAA Division T h e 1 9 t h - r a n k e d Wa r h a w k s the day.
Mitchell finished ished sixth in the 3,000 with III tournament. Whitewater finished earned two decisive victories to

Hockey: Keryluks add skill to Verona Lynx: Conybear makes all-conference

Continued from page 9 through the season. He fin- Only a sophomore, Mack Continued from page 9 teams best player in the future.
ished the season earning hon- was named an honorable Goaltender Sydney McKersie posted a
orable mention defenseman mention Big Eight player in 7-3-2 record between the pipes in 640.45
over the season. honors. Jack scored seven his first season with the Wild- cracked the 20-point plateau with 10 goals minutes. She also had a 1.83 goals against
While the Wildcats knew regular season goals, includ- cats. He had nine goals and 24 and 11 assists. average and a .917 save percentage to go
what they had returning, the ing three power-play goals assists during the regular sea- Ally Conybear was the lone Metro Lynx along with three shutouts
addition of brothers Jack and and two game-winners. He son. Mack led the team in the defenseman to make the all-conference team. McKersie and Epping earned honorable
Mack Keryluk went a long also added nine assists in 24 playoffs with three goals and The younger sister of 2016 graduate Lizzy mention honors
way toward helping Verona games. six assists. Conybear, Ally scored five goals and set up Sydney really excelled this season, Ward
out at both ends of the ice. Jacks additional speed Mack had an impressive 10 more. said. We always knew she was a good goalie,
Jack Keryluk joined the and skill helped solidify our freshman campaign and really Ally really came into her own this sea- but she really stepped up in some big saves
team from the Madison Cap- defensive play, Marshall said. shined at the end of the sea- son, Ward said. She became a force on in some big games.
itols and despite starting out His younger brother Mack son, Marshall said. He bat- the offensive end, even though she plays She made some really timely saves for us
the season playing mostly was a key cog on offense, tled a lingering wrist injury all defense. and some saves I didnt think were possible.
forward, the junior made the leading the team in playoff year, but it didnt seem to slow Ward says he fully expects Conybear to Defenseman Mac Bakken was nominated,
switch to defense midway goals. down his point production. continue to improve and to take over as the but was not named to a team. March 23, 2017 The Verona Press
Pope, Erpenbach urge voter engagement
Feb. 25 listening
session included
budget discussion
Unified Newspaper Group

A local listening session

with a pair of state legisla-
tors lacked the heightened
emotions seen in town halls
nationally in recent weeks.
But those who came to
speak with Wisconsin state
Sen. Jon Erpenbach and
state Rep. Sondy Pope still
made it a point to voice
their concerns about the
impact of increasing polit-
ical division on civil dis-
Erpenbach (D-Middle-
ton) and Pope (D-Mount
Horeb) began by leading Photo submitted
a broad discussion of the
2017 state budget during BRMS Spelling Bee 2017
their visit to City Hall Feb.
25, where they were joined Badger Ridge Middle Schools spelling bee champion this
by about a dozen constitu- year was sixth-grader Logan Hopp, left. Seventh-grader
ents. One began by thank- Sammie Feller was the runner-up.
ing them for serving in
such challenging times,
which Erpenbach joking-
ly corrected were moreso
interesting times.
Despite what you may
Photo by Kate Newton
be seeing across the coun-
try, its important to stay in Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and State Rep. Sondy Pope (D-Mount
touch because a lot of Horeb) hosted a listening session at City Hall Feb. 25 to discuss Gov. Scott Walkers pro-
things are happening right posed state budget and other concerns posed by constituents. Both urged attendees to stay
now, he told attendees. engaged despite recent political tumult and its impact on civil discourse.
Theres going to be some
pretty substantial chang- redistricting in the state, improve election integrity. remaining vocal and per-
es coming, so dont back with Erpenbach calling It leads to the state of sistent is key to holding
down, and dont let up. gerrymandering the most where we are politically state and national represen-
Topics discussed during self-serving thing any leg- in Wisconsin right now, tatives accountable.
the session included a pro- islature does. Wisconsin he added. We are isolat- Theres a lot that cit-
posed increase in school Attorney General Brad ed, we are divided, to the izens can and should be
funding, transportation rev- Schimel has appealed to the point where we cant even doing and when the pub-
enue sources and the state U.S. Supreme Court a rul- hear each other and part lic starts caring and react-
poverty rate. Erpenbach, a ing made by a panel of fed- of the reason were that far ing in meaningful ways,
member of the Joint Com- eral judges last year that the apart is redistricting. it helps, Pope said. This
mittee on Finance, said he states electoral boundary And when it came to con- (democracy) isnt a specta-
expects quite a few changes maps must be redrawn by cerns about maintaining tor sport and if we dont
will be made to the budget November of this year. what one attendee called react now, by the time we
before it passes later this Erpenbach said reform- the states roots in envi- do, it may be too late.
ing redistricting and pos- ronmentalism through the Photo submitted
People were also eager
to discuss voter rights and
sibly transitioning the role
to judges would both save
Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources, both
Contact Kate Newton at CKCS Spelling Bee 2017
costs on legal fees and Erpenbach and Pope agreed
Seventh-grader Ryan Ochowski, left, was named the cham-
pion of the Core Knowledge Charter School spelling bee for
the second straight year. Fifth-grader Ryan Rech was the
Saturday sew runner-up.

session for
LSM Chiropractic
Quilts of Valor is happy to
Less than a month after
forming a chapter of the introduce
organization Quilts of Valor
in Verona, members of the Dr. Craig Close
group met at the American
Legion Saturday, Feb. 4, Dr. Craig Close
as part of a National Sew Dr. Close is our new doctor. He works at our Oregon Clinic with
Day meant to help carry Dr. McCann and Dr. Zimmerman as well as the Verona Clinic
out its core mission: to sew with Dr. Hoeft and Dr. Boyle
and donate quilts to return- Dr. Close looks forward to meeting you and helping LSM provide
ing veterans as tokens of you with the best care possible!
appreciation for their ser- Photo by Kate Newton
vice. Donna Piazza, Jenni Syftestad and Karen Eberhardt (pictured from left to right), all of Vero- OREGON
We need to recognize na, sort through squares of donated fabric while discussing different quilt top designs Satur-
our veterans of all ages, day, Feb. 4, at the American Legion. 978 Park St.
because they sacrifice a lot 835-8635
to keep everybody safe, On the Web c trifying!
Mon., Wed. & Fri., 7am-6pm
Karen Eberhardt, who
rS e rv ic e th a t is E l e Tues. & Thurs., 7am-7pm
founded the group, said. Fo Sat., 8am-noon

For more on Quilts of Valor, visit: Dr. Mark McCann Dr. Amy Zimmerman
Using dozens of squares
n t z E l e c t r i c , I
of donated fabric the vast
majority of which are, of VERONA
course, red, white and blue Valor group meets the sec- 201 W. Verona Ave.
Quilts of Valor members ond Tuesday of each month 848-4227
select from a variety of quilt from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at Residential
Mon.-Fri., 7am-6pm
top designs and can spend the American Legion, 207 Commercial Sat., 8am-noon
anywhere from 40-80 hours Legion St. For information Dr. Brett Hoeft Dr. Laura Boyle
or more per quilt. The quilts about joining or donating Solar Systems
are then distributed to ser- to the group, contact Eber-
vice members in locations hardt at karene.veronaqov@ 24-Hour Service

like VA facilities around the

country. 2650 N. Nine Mound Rd., Verona
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VAHS Library: Gehrke starts full time in May

FFA Continued from page 1

Award Verona residents and visitors,

Gehrke will essentially act
Elise Maxon, a
member of the FFA as the librarys public face:
Chapter of Verona distributing literature about
Area High School, the library at community
was presented the events, helping plan class-
Louis M. Sasman es and events and serving as
Award by Mike Ely, the main contact for groups
president of the interested in outreach ser-
Kiwanis Club of vices.
Downtown Madi- Even though we have
son, at the clubs been doing outreach as a
annual FFA Awards staff theres so much
luncheon March 13. more we can be doing,
The Sasman Award library assistant director
is given annually Julie Harrison said. Also, Photo by Kate Newton
to an outstanding by having an outreach per- Marissa Gehrke, a 26-year-old McFarland native, will join the
student from each son, our staff is freed up to staff of the Verona Public Library full time in May as its first
of the FFA chapters do more within the building community engagement librarian. Gehrke will essentially act
at Dane County as well. at the librarys public face and seek new ways to connect
high schools. Gehrke had already with Verona residents and visitors.
Sasman was the applied that interest direct- hands-on work at other for teens and older adults,
state supervisor for ly with Veronas library libraries. it could be highlighting the
vocational educa- last summer, working in a
tion for 36 years Its hard to come here different types of technolo-
limited-term position. She and get really excited about gies the library offers, like
and a member of had several opportunities
the Kiwanis Club of the stuff that were plan- Chromebooks and Wi-Fi
to engage with the public ning, then spend the next hotspots for checkout.
Downtown Madison through local daycare vis- six days doing homework,
for over 40 years. its and larger events such as Gehrke said with a laugh. Spreading the word
Photo submitted the Verona Police Depart- I definitely have written
ments National Night Out. As a nearly lifelong
some papers using Verona library visitor herself, who
She had planned to apply as my library and tied it
for that same position again also worked at McFarlands
into this job, and its mak- E. D. Locke Public Library
this summer, but when she
Pool: Council scheduled to discuss April 10 saw the posting for the
community engagement
ing them feel even more rel-
in high school, Gehrke said
shes long viewed libraries
as a really great place to
Continued from page 1 pool project it will help steer what position, she leaped, know- Creating connections build community and take
direction we proceed. ing it would be a really
good fit. Planning for the com- advantage of a wide array
in getting it started with the understand- Many in Verona have longed for the city munity engagement posi- of free services.
ing that some parts of it might be fluid to build a community pool for many years Since being hired per-
manently earlier this year, tion began several years Because you get people
because of the undetermined location. to replace or complement the 50-plus- ago, library director Stacey from all different walks of
Once the Council ratifies it, we will year-old Firemans Park beach. An effort Gehrke has been working
part time to familiarize her- Burkart told the Press in an life in one building, its a
start looking at the features, program- to build a new pool failed in an advisory email, and filling the posi- way for people to connect
ming, size, etc.. with the goal of nailing referendum about 20 years ago, but with self with the partnerships
the library has built over tion quickly became one with people whether its
down a site location, design, and budget finances far more open this year than of (the facilitys) top prior- parents going to a storytime
cost for consideration in the 2018 bud- theyve been in almost a decade, sup- time, especially with the
schools and day cares, the ities during early discus- where they can meet new
get, Walker told the Press in an email. porters found the time right to bring it up sions for the 2017 budget people, or going to a pro-
Walker acknowledged the council could again. senior center and organiza-
tions like the Badger Prairie last spring. gram where you learn some-
call a special meeting to vote on the pro- Based on how alders discussed both an Burkart said staff also thing new, she explained.
posal, which would authorize planning upgrade of the aging Firemans Park facil- Needs Network.
Shes also had a chance set a goal early on to hire It gives them an area to
firm MSA to start work, but he doesnt ity and an outdoor pool in a Jan. 30 com- someone who was bilingual come in and be together.
expect it. mittee-of-the-whole meeting, it appears to meet and shadow other
outreach-focused librarians and could help the library One of Gehrkes first big
The two weeks is not going to make likely both happen, though the Firemans better serve the Spanish projects will be helping
or break the project timeline, he wrote. Park plan is expected to be scaled down. in Middleton and Fitchburg
and has begun building a speaking families and indi- coordinate and share infor-
I also think its wise to let the school viduals in Verona. Gehrke mation about the librarys
referendum play out before we announce Email Verona Press editor Jim Ferolie at brainstormed list with
fellow staff members of stood out during the inter- upcoming summer reading
were plowing ahead with a municipal view process because she program, which starts in
places theyd like to estab-
lish stronger relationships had worked for two years June and typically draws
with in the future, Harrison with AmeriCorps in sever- about 2,000 kids and teens
said. That includes busi- al Madison dual-language from around the area. And
nesses like Epic, as well as immersion schools where while its usually all-hands-
the Verona Area Chamber she often tutored chil - on-deck on summer reading
of Commerce, the Rotary dren in Spanish and also kick-off day, being able to
Club of Fitchburg-Verona spent time as an assistant have a person specifically
Chiropractic IS your health care! and senior housing com-
plexes in the area.
in a 4-year-old kindergar-
ten classroom where the
dedicated to outreach will
allow Gehrke to step away
language was used almost for a bit and attend a com-

Gehrke said shes eager

to get started full time so exclusively. munity event at Reddan
Dr. Joe Beyler Dr. Steve Beyler While Gehrke said work- Park an option all too rare
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ing up to full fluency is in the past that staff hopes
skills shes learned both
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will become the new norm.
Its really fun to start to
fident she has the skills, imagine all of the things
ideas and enthusiasm to we could start to participate
accomplish the positions in, Harrison said.
central goal to help get And while plenty of
the word out about all the obstacles could lie ahead
Need a reason to opportunities available to
the public at the library
as libraries funding nation-
wide is challenged (Presi-
get a better card? regardless of what language
shes using.
dent Donald Trumps bud-
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2017 spring election questionnaires
Candidates for alder in Veronas District 2 answered questions written by Verona Press
staff about current issues facing the city.
Scott Stewart
Age: 47 Why are you the most another 50 percent bigger
Incumbent Scott Stewart, who was appointed last spring, faces challenger Sarah Gas- Family: My wife, Laura, qualified person to repre- in a year or two. What
kell, who was one of five candidates for that open seat. The election is April 4. and I have sent the district? should the city do with
been mar- I have served in lead- this money?
ried for 23 ership roles, both profes- The Legislature recent-

Sarah Gaskell
years. Laura sionally and service based, ly changed laws on how
is a com- in the Verona area for over room tax income is used.
munications 25 years. Professionally, I The city council recent-
director for have held leadership posi- ly approved the creation
Age: 47 networking with clients. The city still has quite a trade asso- tions at two local private of a tourism commission
Family: Andy (spouse), Whats the most a bit remaining from the Stewart ciation, and banks. I have the energy that would be responsi-
Mac (9), Ivy important thing the city Epic TIF. What should be our two chil- and drive to be involved ble for ensuring we follow
(8) can do for its downtown? done with it? dren, Ryan in making our community these rules and to facilitate
Originally We need to create a space The city should save at and Sara, attend Verona better. Leadership posi- the best use of this reve-
from: Phila- for people a place of least 50-75 percent of the Area High School tions Ive held include nue stream. An example
delphia locally owned businesses Epic TIF money for future Originally from: Whea- Wisconsin Bankers Asso- of a good use could be to
Lived and destinations for shop- long-term investments in our ton, Ill. After meeting Lau- ciation, Ridgewood Pool, improve infrastructure to
i n Ve r o n a ping, dining and socializ- community. The remaining ra in College, we decid- Ve r o n a L i t t l e L e a g u e , support tourism.
since: 2012 ing. With a concerted effort resources should be spent ed to move to Wisconsin, Verona Area Core Knowl- The city still has quite
Educa- toward placemaking, we can to support and enhance our where we have lived since edge Charter School, Vero- a bit remaining from the
Sarah Gaskell
tion: B.S. create a core where people existing facilities, our com- 1991. na Soccer Club and most Epic TIF. What should be
Purdue Uni- want to spend their time on munity partners and our Lived in Verona since: recently as short-term done with it?
versity, B.S. University of a regular basis. Continuing staff. Example facilities July 2012. Our children council member for Dis- The city council has
Wisconsin-Madison to implement the Downtown include our park system, the have been in the Verona trict 2. In that role, I have already allocated the
Occupation: Non-motor- Mobility and Development library and the senior cen- Area School District since Chaired the Public Safety remaining residual funds
ized transportation planner plan will keep us on the right ter. Support of organizations 2006. and Welfare Committee for the 2017 budget. The
Employer/job title: Wis- track to creating this space. that sustain our residents Education: B.A., busi- and contributed as a mem- three main areas that these
consin Bike Fed planning Under full plan implemen- include the Boys and Girls ness administration, ber to the Personnel Com- funds will be used are $2.9
manager tation, our downtown will Club of Dane County and North Central College, mittee. million to pre-pay debt,
Political experience: be bike- and walk-friendly, the Badger Prairie Needs Naperville, 1991; B.A.I. Whats the most increase the revolving loan
none offer a diversity of econom- Network. We should also retail Graduate School of important thing the city fund by $500,000 for the
Other notable affili- ic uses, provide options for make sure that our staff sal- Banking, Madison, 2003; can do for its downtown? Verona Economic Develop
ations: Verona Library all ages and have a distinct aries and benefits are on par A.B.A. Graduate School of We must complete our Commission and $2.6 mil-
Board, Girls on the Run character. with similarly sized commu- Banking, Madison, 2006 streetscape improvement lion for an aquatic feature.
of South Central Wiscon- Whats the best way nities, including those of the Occupation: Realtor project to enhance the Should Liberty Park be
sin board member, Verona to handle the discussion fire and police departments. Employer: Stark Com- look, parking, traffic, bicy- allowed to convert some
Area Education Association about a community pool, Should Liberty Park be pany Realtors cle and pedestrian flow. of its planned industrial
board member, New Centu- a splash pad and/or Fire- allowed to convert some of Political experience: The city also has opportu- territory for commer-
ry School site council mans Park? its planned industrial ter- Alder for District 2 since nities to evaluate mixed- cial, as it has repeatedly
Why are you running The results of this dis- ritory for commercial, as it June 2016 use redevelopment projects requested?
for District 2 alder? cussion will be long last- has repeatedly requested? Other notable affil- in the downtown area to This is one of the citys
Verona is a fantastic ing, so public input should Industrial development iations: Member of the bring a cohesive look and newest and larger develop-
place to live, work and raise be maximized. Solicitation has the potential to create Wisconsin Bankers Asso- feel to Verona residents ments. The original devel-
a family; I want to be part of input should focus on more job opportunities than ciation Government Rela- and visitors. opment plan was identi-
of making sure this percep- the relevant information just commercial develop- tions Committee, presi- Whats the best way fied/approved with indus-
tion of Verona is realized by required to make the most ment, so at this point the dent and treasurer for the to handle the discussion trial use, based on its size,
all of our residents. I can informed choice, such as request should be declined. Ridgewood Pool over two about a community pool, location and need for man-
give back to my community consideration of neighbor- The decision should be consecutive terms, trea- a splash pad and/or Fire- ufacturing/industrial busi-
in a meaningful and impact- hood access to the facilities revisited on an annual basis surer for Core Knowledge mans Park? ness in our city to build
ful way by representing my and the financial viability of to make sure the best and Charter School Governing I am on the record for our tax base. Based on the
District 2 neighbors. the preferred options. highest use of the land and Council, coached numer- being in full support of original scope of intent
Why are you the most The citys room tax tax base is realized. ous years for Verona rec- developing a communi- on the approved general
qualified person to repre- income keeps growing What should an alders reation soccer and Verona ty pool for the city, which development, I am not in
sent the district? its 10 times what it was a role be in communicating Little League, honored could include a splash pad support of allowing this to
My professional and com- decade ago and could be with citizens? Eagle Scout. feature. So far, there has be rezoned to commercial.
munity service experience in another 50 percent big- Alders work for the cit- Why are you running been an overwhelming What should an alders
public consensus-building, ger in a year or two. What izens and neighbors who for District 2 alder? voice/support from the res- role be in communicating
neighborhood planning and should the city do with elected them, and its their When I first put my idents in favor, so continu- with citizens?
process facilitation enables this money? job to be as communicative name for this position in ing to have our Parks Com- The needs and desires of
me to tackle issues collabo- State law requires a per- and transparent as possi- 2016, it was due to a desire mission develop a plan for Verona citizens are what
ratively and effectively. My centage of the room tax be ble. Communication should to continue to be involved our community is some- shape our community in to
nonprofit experience has specifically allocated to be facilitated to maximize in the Verona community. thing for which I am in full what it is; as well as what
provided ample opportuni- local tourism promotion. input whether that by I understood the level of support. it will become. I have an
ty to learn to maximize the The city is currently con- accomplished by email, commitment required for The citys room tax open-door policy and am
impact of smaller budgets sidering the establishment telephone, listening ses- such a position and wish to income keeps growing willing to discuss any city
and the importance of effec- of a tourism commission to sions, newsletters or any continue serving the com- its 10 times what it was a matter with our citizens.
tive communication and explore this further. combination of the above. munity in this role. decade ago and could be

TOWN OF VERONA April 11 Area 8 meeting Citys Floodplain Zoning Ordinance relat- the respective municipal buildings. The citizens to examine the 2017 Assessment Review the City Assessment Roll
April 27 Plan Commission ing to Flood Insurance Study (FIS) maps City of Verona and Town of Verona will Roll and ascertain the assessed value of at the office of the City Clerk Monday
PLAN COMMISSION 10. Adjourn and create Sections 13-2-5(d) and 13-2- conduct their tests at 10:30 AM. either Real or Personal Property. During through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:30
REGULAR MEETING Plan Commission agendas will be 5(d)(1) relating to Official Maps Based on This test is open to the general pub- the Open Book period, citizens may PM, beginning April 10, 2017.
AGENDA posted at Millers Grocery and Town Hall Other Studies. lic. speak directly with the Assessor regard- Published: March 23, 2017
and on the Towns website. Go to www. Interested persons may comment Ellen Clark, Clerk ing the assessed value of their home or WNAXLP
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017, and sign up for the on these planning and zoning matters City of Verona personal property.
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4. Reports reational Areas Committee, and/or Public OPEN BOOK
Chair Recent meetings, wetlands Works Committee.
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Area 1 meeting recap conducted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at The purpose of Open Book is for
Discussion of Area 8 (survey and NOTICE
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Schedule will hold Public Hearings on April 3, 2017


6. Land use application 2017-2 - dat- at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, at 6:30
ed 3/9/2017 for property located at 7301 PM for the following planning and zoning
Cross Country Rd submitted by Jason matters: FREE OOLS
Geiger on behalf of Rosemary Kavon. 1) Zoning map amendment to zone
Stock Book The Professional
The purpose of the application for the
splitting of one 1.9 acre lot into two.
approximately 3.601 acres of land to Pub-
lic Institutional (PI). The property to be New Used Surplus Advantage...
* Public Hearing zoned PI is located in part of the south-
* Discussion and action west quarter of the northeast quarter of
Section 16, part of the northwest quarter
7. Land use application 2017-3 -
dated 3/20/2017 for property located at of the northeast quarter of Section 21, Pipe - Plate - Channel - Angle - Tube - Rebar - Bar Grating, Expanded Metal -
1997 County Highway PB submitted by Township 6 North, Range 8 East. The Sheet - Lintels - B-Decking - Pipe Bollards - Decorative Iron Parts
Brandon Getchel. The purpose of the ap- parcel is identified as parcel number I & H Beams $3 & up per foot

plication for the splitting of one 7.6 acre 286/0608-164-9275-2.

lot into three. 2) Zoning map amendment to rezone

* Public Hearing approximately 1.72 acres of land from

* Discussion and action Rural Agricultural (RA) to Neighborhood LUMBER & BUILDING SUPPLIES ROOFING & SIDING
8. Discussion and action re: Dane Residential (NR). The properties to be
County Ordinance Amendment (OA) rezoned are located at 2760 North Nine New, Used & Seconds at 32 per sq. ft & up
Mound Road and are identified as par-
#83 pertaining to Authorizing Electronic
Signs in the A-1ex (Exclusive Agriculture) cel numbers 286/0608-093-9641-2 and
District. 286/0608-093-9561-2. 414 3rd Street, Palmyra 262-495-4453
9. Confirmation of next meeting 3) Zoning Ordinance text amend-
dates - ment to modify Section 13-2-5(c) of the
14 March 23, 2017 The Verona Press

All reports taken from the Glock magazines, some ammo an officer after being involved drug paraphernalia. driving with a revoked license, 10:27 a.m. An officer re-
log book at the Verona Police and a double-action knife. in a domestic disturbance unauthorized display of reg- sponded to New Century
Department. and then resisting arrest in Jan. 15 istration, driving without in- School for a disturbance in-
Jan. 5 the 1100 block of Prairie Way 12:48 a.m. A 37-year-old surance and failing to transfer volving an out of control
Jan. 1 1:21 p.m. Two people were Boulevard. Verona man was cited for his a title after an incident near 11-year-old student running
2:29 a.m. A man was trans- transported by EMS after a car first-offense OWI, first-offense Old Hwy. PB and East Vero- outside of the school, banging
ported to a nonprofit detox driving westbound on Cross Jan. 12 possession of a controlled na Avenue. The mans vehicle on windows, hitting objects
center after police observed Country Road failed to stop at 1:38 a.m. A 29-year-old substance and for speed- had caught on fire after it was with a bat and creating a dan-
him walking in the area of a stop sign and struck a vehi- Milwaukee man was trans- ing and driving left of center disabled and he attempted to gerous situation in the class-
Enterprise Drive and Llanos cle driving southbound on En- ported to UW Hospital with during a traffic stop at North pour gasoline directly onto the room. The officer was able to
Street. The mans intox. read- terprise Drive. minor injuries after he crashed Main and Llanos streets. His engine. The Verona Fire De- calm the student down while
ing registered at .239 on a and rolled his vehicle on U.S. intox. level read at .18. partment extinguished the fire, his father came to the school,
very weak blow, and the man Jan. 6 Hwy. 18 on his way home 5:56 p.m. A minor was and while police investigated, and no injuries occurred.
was unable and unwilling to 3:47 p.m. A minor reported from Iowa. During a search cited for possession of mar- the man provided a fake name
contact any friends or family to police shed been contacted of the vehicle, officers found ijuana, underage possession because he was on probation. Jan. 29
to pick him up. on social media by an individ- an unlawfully concealed and of tobacco and alcohol and 3:50 a.m. A 17-year-old
7:57 a.m. A woman was ual who threatened to post an loaded handgun, and also speeding after officers de- Jan. 22 minor from Fitchburg was
cited for failure to report a edited picture of her if she did discovered the man had out- tected the odor of marijuana 3:51 p.m. A man gave po- cited for driving without a li-
crash, inattentive driving and not send him certain photos. standing warrants from Mil- during a traffic stop at U.S. lice what were later found to cense and failing to stop for
failure to stop at a stop sign af- waukee County. He was to be Hwy. 18 and County Hwy. M. be unsubstantiated claims a flashing red signal during a
ter being involved in a hit-and- Jan. 7 booked into the Dane County that another man had punched traffic stop near North Main
run crash in the 500 block of 12:45 a.m. Two teens were Jail on the warrants and a mis- Jan. 16 him and shoved him down Street and Cross Country
South Main Street. Police had warned for curfew violations demeanor count for unlawful 3:02 a.m. A 21-year-old the stairs at Draft House. The Road. During the stop, officers
been dispatched to a home on and being in Ceniti Park after carry after being released from Beloit man and a 32-year-old investigation revealed that the observed drug paraphernalia
the street to a report of an un- hours after an officer saw an the hospital. Illinois man were arrested in man had gone to the bar to in plain view in the back pas-
occupied, damaged vehicle in occupied vehicle drive through 4:56 p.m. Epic staff re- the 1000 block of Acker Lane photograph his wife with an- senger area, which was later
the callers yard. When inter- the parks lot without lights on. ported that on three separate as part of an ongoing drug other man and confront them. found to belong to a 16-year-
viewed later at the police de- They admitted theyd pulled occasions Jan. 4, 6 and 8 investigation. A search of a Upon doing so, the other man old passenger, of Fitchburg.
partment, the woman said she into the parking lot to hide several people had entered the vehicle at the property yielded knocked the phone out of his The passenger was cited for
had been putting her home from the officer because they Kohoutek building and stolen marijuana, paraphernalia and hands and escorted him to the possession and both were
address into her phones GPS thought they saw them run a roughly $50 worth of snacks several bottles of prescription door. All three were warned for warned for violating curfew.
and missed a stop sign, which red light. and drinks from employee cough syrup. The Beloit man their behavior.
caused the crash. 11:57 p.m. An officer gave snack areas, as well as from was booked into jail on an Jan. 30
three Uber passengers a ride a loading dock. The Jan. 8 in- eluding charge and the Illinois Jan. 24 9:18 p.m. An 87-year-old
Jan. 2 home after citing their driver, cident involved one man, and man was also booked for re- 4:40 p.m. Clerical staff at Madison man was arrested
2:09 p.m. Verona police a 32-year-old California man, the other situations involved sisting/obstructing an officer. the police department received for his fifth-offense OWI and
and fire officials responded for speeding and unsafe lane two and three people. Epic re- a mailed citation and payment booked into the Dane Coun-
to a structure fire in the 100 deviation near North Main and quested help from the depart- Jan. 17 in a sealed envelope, and ty Jail after being stopped for
block of North Main Street. Llanos streets. ment in identifying them. 3:25 p.m. An officer re- upon opening it, discovered driving without headlights near
One person was in the home sponded to a 911 text mes- the contents were covered in East Verona Avenue and South
at the time of the fire and was Jan. 8 Jan. 13 sage originating from a res- feces and urine. The investi- Jefferson Street. He was also
evacuated while firefighters 12:28 a.m. A 44-year-old 7:07 p.m. A woman was idence in the 800 block of gation was documented as cited for driving without re-
extinguished the flames. Brooklyn man was cited for transported by Fitch-Rona Kimball Lane. Upon arrival, a ongoing. quired lights and no seatbelt.
his first-offense OWI, first-of- EMS to UW Hospital with woman said no emergency
Jan. 3 fense possession of a con- possible injuries after being services were needed and that Jan. 25 Jan. 31
12:01 a.m. Officers re- trolled substance, failing to involved in a two-car crash her young son had merely tex- 1:03 a.m. A 26-year-old 3 p.m. A Verona Area High
sponded to the 100 block of stop for a flashing red signal near South Main Street and ted 911 because he wanted to Fitchburg woman was arrest- School student was arrested
West End Circle after a call- and for driving left of center West Verona Avenue. The oth- say hello to a police officer. ed for her first-offense OWI and transported to the Juve-
er reported theyd scared off after a traffic stop near Cross er driver involved was cited for The officer spoke with the boy after being stopped for a reg- nile Resource Center after get-
three men who attempted to Country Road and North Main inattentive driving. and provided him and his istration violation near South ting into a fight with another
enter their vehicle. They said Street. His intox. level read at sister with stickers, but also Main Street and Park Lane. student. The students were
the suspects left in a dark col- .20, and he was released to a Jan. 14 reminded them about the im- She consented to a chemical separated, but the one who
ored SUV. responsible party. 12:07 p.m. Police respond- portance of only using 911 for breath test, with a reportable was later arrested attempted
12:30 a.m. Officers were ed to an alarm at Cahoots Bar emergencies. test result of .13. to push through staff and tried
dispatched to a burglary alarm Jan. 10 and were informed an under- 12:47 p.m. Officers arrest- to strike one of them. The offi-
at Citgo on Kimball Lane, 6:13-9 p.m. A man was cit- age patron had been asked to Jan. 18 ed a 42-year-old Belleville mancer advised him he was being
where they found the front ed for his first-offense OWI, leave the bar with his group, 11 p.m. Police responded for driving under the influencedetained, and he attempted to
glass door had been smashed possession of a controlled and that while leaving, some- to the 700 block of Basswood of a controlled substance afterpush past him as well before
and cigarettes and other items substance, hit and run-proper- one had pulled the fire alarm. Avenue to a report of an out police and EMS responded also trying to hit the officer.
had been taken. Video surveil- ty adjacent and failing to yield/ After getting into their car, the of control juvenile damaging to West Verona Avenue and The other student was cited
lance determined the suspect stop for an emergency vehicle group drove across the grass property. The department re- Epic Lane to a report of an for disorderly conduct.
was a white man wearing a after sideswiping an officers median between parking lots ferred three charges of crim- unresponsive man in a vehi- 5:30 p.m. Blains Farm and
blue hooded jacket, who police squad car and then striking a before leaving at a high rate inal damage to property and cle. EMS revived the man with Fleet employees reported a
learned was likely the same construction winch on the side of speed. Police identified po- one charge of disorderly con- Narcan and determined he had white woman 20-30 years of
person who burglarized stores of the road in the 300 block of tential suspects. duct to the District Attorneys overdosed on Hydrocodon. age had entered the store on
in Monroe, New Glarus and West Verona Avenue. The man 11:15 a.m. A 24-year-old Office, and child protective Jan. 26 and Jan. 28 and stole
Belleville the same night. then continued driving to the Madison woman was booked services was also contacted Jan. 26 two power tool kits worth
12:29 p.m. A resident in the 500 block of West Verona Av- into the Dane County Jail on regarding a previous incident 6:36 p.m. A man reported $649, a combined loss of
100 block of Westridge Park- enue before being taken into a Jefferson County warrant involving the juvenile. an alleged theft of about $650 $1,298. The woman was ob-
way reported someone had custody. Less than three hours after a traffic stop in the 200 from a jukebox he had leased served on video surveillance
entered his secured garage later, he was booked into jail block of East Verona Avenue. Jan. 20 to Treads Bar and Grill. stealing the items.
and gone through his vehicle, for two counts of disorderly She was also cited for expired 3:35 p.m. A man was cit-
taking two checkbooks, two conduct, battery and resisting registration and possession of ed for obstructing an officer, Jan. 27 Kate Newton

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Large 2-BR apts available now.
Badger Bus Offers:
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Retirement, vacation, sick and holiday pay.
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(near Epic) 303 S. Jefferson Street, Verona, WI 53593 cial Drivers License. The starting wage is
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Emersyn Grant, 4, of Verona, takes a nice, leisurely ride on

her cart while playing in the gym.

Photos by Kate Newton

Riya Bhargava, 6, of Verona, goes fishing for prizes with a little help from the VAHS German Club.

Carnival games galore

Dozens of families came to the Verona Area High School kids carnival event Saturday. Kids had the chance to try out
different games around the VAHS gym, and on the way out could look at books to purchase at a book sale hosted by the
National Honor Society.

On the Web
To view more photos from the VAHS
Carnival, visit:
VAHS juniors and French Club members Rachel Nelson (left)
and Liv Sperunger show off their crepe-making skills.

unveils Kettle Creek North,
the newest neighborhood coming
to Hometown USA


a legacy of caring
independent assisted
memory care

Spacious Apartments with a Variety of Floor Plans


Free Transportation 7 Days a Week

Home-Cooked Meals
On-Site Salon
Underground Parking
Movie Theatre
471 Prairie Way Blvd.
Michele Narowetz, Realtor Verona, WI
608-513-0622 Call Katie for more information today!
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