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Thursday, March 30, 2017 • Vol. 132, No. 39 • Oregon, WI • • $1

Spring election

OSD, Village
Board races
on ballot
Town elections
include contested
races School board
DE LARUELLE questionnaires
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Both the Oregon School
District and the village
have contested races on newcomers Jenna Jacob-
the April 4 ballot. son and Michael Stapel-
Photo by Samantha Christian In the school district, mann are hoping to gain
Lyle Laufenberg, center, gets RCI fifth-graders Jada Oparie-Addoh, left, and Esmond Baumgart, right, into their third and two races are uncontest- some political experience
fourth positions, respectively, for the Civil War artillery drill demonstration March 22. Oparie-Addoh covers the vent to pre- ed, but incumbent Gwen and make a contribution.
vent any air from entering the tube, which might cause a premature discharge, and Baumgart holds the lanyard and primer Maitzen faces a challenge Two a r e a t ow n s h i p s
before pulling to discharge the cannon (made from PVC tubing). from Tim LeBrun. The also have contested races,

Ready, aim, fire!
winner will represent the as voters in Rutland will
Village of Brooklyn and choose between a pair of
some surrounding town- candidates for a supervi-
ships on the board. sor seat and Town of Ore-
At least one newcom- gon residents will vote in
er will join the Village a new constable. Rutland
Board, as two incum- voters will also vote on a
RCI students take part in mock artillery drill bents and two challengers
are vying for three seats.
Statewide, voters will
SAMANTHA CHRISTIAN volunteered to offer interested stu- drill. Laufenberg, who is a re-enac- The top three vote-getters also have a contested race
Unified Newspaper Group dents for the past few years. At each tor with the 2nd Wis. Infantry Asso- will win two-year terms for the superintendent of
meeting, kids learn about a different ciation, Artillery support – 6th Wis. on the board. Incum- public instruction, with
Since mid-January, a group of topic about the time period, from var- Light Artillery, was joined by another bents Jeanne Carpenter incumbent Tony Evers
fifth- and sixth-graders at Rome Cor- ious aspects of daily life (clothing, retired teacher, Tom Trimble, who is a and Darlene Groenier are
ners Intermediate School has been food, music, games, communication re-enactor with Cushing’s Battery, 4th seeking re-election, while Turn to Election/Page 14
spending part of its lunch break once and travel) to larger historical and U.S. Lt. Artillery, Battery A.
or twice a week learning about the societal issues (leaders, key battles, The two men, who are descendants
American Civil War.
It’s a program retired Oregon
School District teacher and Civil
what caused the nation to split and
how Wisconsin was affected).
On March 22, students dressed
of Civil War soldiers, taught students
the terminology, safety procedures,
parts of the cannon (made with PVC
Uncovering a ‘gem’
War re-enactor Lyle Laufenberg has up in uniforms and learned the steps spotted most days along
to fire a cannon in a mock artillery Turn to Artillery/Page 2 Rotary plans to its perimeter and north
polish up Lerner parking lot at West Neth-
erwood Road, but there’s
Oregon School District Park entrance another side of the park
that often gets overlooked:

New task force to examine future growth possibilities SAMANTHA CHRISTIAN
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the east entrance at North
Burr Oak Avenue.
“ M o s t p e o p l e d o n ’t
SCOTT DE LARUELLE will bring in the next 10-15 T h a t i n c l u d e s s ev e r a l about the planned Terraves- The Oregon Rotary Club know it’s there,” Miller
Unified Newspaper Group years. developments on the vil- sa plat. The property will has been restoring Lerner said. “We’re in the middle
District superinten- lage’s west side that are be broken into four phases Conservation Park with of the industrial park …
No one’s talking about dent Brian Busler told the either under development or for the next 10-12 years, native vegetation for near- and we have this narrow
building another school Observer last week that getting ready to go through with the first phase slated ly two decades, and mem- entrance, and you drive by
just yet, but Oregon School with residential develop- approvals. But the larger for construction this month. bers want to make sure you don’t really see it.”
District officials are stay- ment around the district issue is a massive develop- When completed, the neigh- visitors notice its natural That’s why the group
ing ready for an anticipated coming on line and more ment in Fitchburg, on land borhood will have around beauty. has been focusing its
increase of students in the being proposed, the district within the Oregon School 2,000 homes, including “It’s a gem,” Rotarian Al efforts on improving the
near future. needs to make sure it is pre- District. a variety of single- and Miller said of the wetland visibility of the entrance,
The district recently cre- pared for any possibilities. In January, board mem- multi-family homes, apart- and prairie area on the starting by building a
ated a Growth Task Force “Once the housing mar- bers heard a presentation ments and condos. village’s west side. “It’s a split-rail fence last year.
to examine the challeng- ket heats up, it’s going to from real estate agent Phil “That is significant in secret to a lot of people.” Projects for this spring
es and opportunities that change our demographic,” Sveum and Fitchburg city Wa t e r f o w l , j o g g e r s
expected residential growth he said. administrator Patrick Marsh Turn to Growth/Page 3 and dog-walkers can be Turn to Lerner/Page 16

Re-Elect Gwen MAITZEN
to the Oregon School District School Board

• PROVEN LEADER - including YOUR Voice in decision making
• EXPERIENCED - in Education and being a School Board member
• DEDICATED - to ALL students of ALL ages
• VOLUNTEER - to the District and the Oregon Community

Keep the Teacher On the Board VOTE APRIL 4
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2 March 30, 2017 Oregon Observer

Artillery: Descendants of Civil War veterans show RCI students how it was done
Continued from page 1

tubing for the simulation)
and implements used to
prepare and “fire” the gun.
Since it takes about eight
people to properly fire a
cannon, students could try
numbered positions that
each had a specific role and
tool. Trimble said men were
trained to learn every posi-
tion so they could replace
any who might fall in bat-
The Civil War interest
group is not meant to glo-
rify war, Laufenberg wrote
in a letter to parents, “but
rather to learn more about
it, and honor those who
gave so much for us.”
Trimble said since the
war shaped so much of
what America is today, he
feels it’s important to pass
along what he’s learned.
“We do this to honor
their service and sacrific-
es – as well as to deepen
our knowledge of the Civil
War and soldiers fife – and
to share with the public,”
Trimble added.

Contact Samantha
Christian at ​samantha.

On the Web
See more photos of the Civil War

New Brunch
Photos by Samantha Christian
Above, Seth Batker is
dressed in a Hardee hat with
brass emblems and Civil War

Menu wool shell jacket with red
trim, denoting he’s a Union
soldier with the Artillery
branch, Battery B, Fourth
Sundays U.S. Artillery.
starting April 2 At right, after the gun is load-
10:00 am-2:00 pm ed while waiting for the “fire”
command, RCI fifth-grader
Kaiya Bales and Civil War
re-enactor Tom Trimble cov-

er their ears and lean away
from the muzzle.

Brooklyn Village Board President

As a member of the Village of Brooklyn for over 2
decades, I understand the importance of being an ac-
tive participant in my community. I am currently a
volunteer on both the Brooklyn Fire Department and
Brooklyn EMS. I enjoy protecting and serving my fel-
low community members to keep the Village safe for
everyone. I strive to help promote continued growth
and development of the Village to improve the quality
of life and enhance the strength and integrity of our
community. If you believe, as I do, that the future of
Brooklyn is important, not only to our children, but
future residents as well, I urge you write-in Clayton
Schulz for Village Board President on
April 4, 2017. Thank you very much for your time
and consideration. Please contact me with any questions
or concerns. I look forward to serving you! Photo submitted

Clayton R. Schulz Controlled prairie burn at BKE
(608) 287-6513 Brooklyn Elementary School students watch a controlled prairie burn on Wednesday, March 22. Retired teacher Dale Schulz,
Paid for by Friends of Clayton Schulz
top left, explained the importance of controlled prairie burns, why we do them, how often they should be done and how to
do them safely. March 30, 2017 Oregon Observer 3
Village of Oregon Growth: Group has met twice
One TID closes, another opens Continued from page 1

anyone’s district,” Busler
said of the plans.
Busler said.
Since the school board
approved its formation in
January, the task force has
Officials consider affordable that you collect increment on it, which While Sveum said it was met twice and is in the pro-
housing fund for future What is TIF would be 2018, all that increment goes
into an affordable housing fund,” Gracz
still a “very general idea
at this point,” developers
cess of touring district build-
ings. Busler said while it’s
explained. “There’s money now to dis-
development Tax-increment financing is a pub- tribute to all the other taxing bodies,
have also earmarked 10.25
acres for a possible school,
hard to project growth, the
district will make “data-driv-
lic financing method that is used and then we’ll keep it open for one northeast of the Lacy Road/ en decisions” on the subject.
BILL LIVICK as a subsidy for redevelopment, more year and when we close it we County MM intersection. “That’s one of the reasons
Unified Newspaper Group infrastructure and other community take all that increment and put it into an The good news is the new the board was interested in
affordable housing fund.”
Village officials are making plans to
improvement projects by capturing The board didn’t vote on creating
residential areas will come establishing this task force
property tax revenue from all under- online slowly, with 10 or 15 and the technical back-
close one tax-increment financing dis- the affordable housing fund, but did years before they are at full ground, because that’s what
trict and open another. lying taxing jurisdictions (the village, approve Ehlers’ proposal to assist the capacity, Busler said. we will use to guide future
At its March 20 meeting, the Village county, state, technical college and village in closing TID 2, at a cost of “We feel this will be decision making,” he said.
Board accepted a proposal from its the school district) of the newly de- $3,500-$4,500. steady, even-keeled growth Busler also cautioned that
financial adviser, Ehlers Financial, to The board also unanimously accept- over the next decade-plus,” the creation of the task force
help the village create a new TIF district veloped property. ed Ehlers’ proposal to assist in creat- Busler said. “The residen- doesn’t mean the district is
– TID 5 – and also close TID 2, which TIF was designed to channel ing the new TID 5, at a cost of $1,800, tial development interest in building a new school or is
includes the Alpine Business Park. which would be an overlay district that the district signals the fact looking to change its grade
The plan calls for the village to close funding toward improvements in encompasses the downtown TIF Dist. 3,
distressed, underdeveloped or un- we are on a growth track.” configuration. The district
TID 2, but probably not until next year but has broader boundaries. currently has two grades
– to allow time to establish an afford- derutilized parts of a jurisdiction Gracz told the Observer the advan- Looking to the future K-4 elementary schools in
able housing fund with increment gen- where development might other- tage of creating the larger district is that The 10-person task force, Oregon and one in Brook-
erated in the district. it potentially captures redevelopment
Village administrator Mike Gracz
wise not occur. It creates funding projects that wouldn’t fall in TID 3, and
which includes district lyn, and a grades 5-6 inter-
for public or private projects by bor- administrators, teachers, mediate school, grades 7-8
told the board he would like to establish also that it wouldn’t expire until 2044, school board members, middle school and a grades
the affordable housing fund as way to rowing against the future increase versus 2032 for TID 3. and Fitchburg, Oregon and 9-12 high school in Oregon,
entice a future developer to build less- in these property tax revenues, and He said the board would consider the Brooklyn residents, will as well as alternative educa-
than market-rate housing here. combines revenues from all taxing proposed boundaries for TID 5 at its meet throughout the year. Its tion and night school pro-
“The idea is we create this fund, and next meeting in April. mission is to provide recom- gramming at OHS.
maybe one of the things that you do is jurisdictions on projects that would “We’ll be asking the board if the mendations in January 2018 “This is a real study phase
say to a developer that we want to have not exist “but for” the use of the TIF. proposed boundaries are acceptable to on student enrollment pop- to make sure that if we get
some affordable housing happening in them, and if they are, then we’ll move ulation estimates, long-term to a point, we have cast the
the downtown,” Gracz said. ahead with creating the TIF district,” he facility capacity and poten- net wide in terms of gath-
He explained that a state law adopted without some type of TIF assistance as said. “We’re doing this to try to capture tial areas for new schools. ering information,” he said.
a few years ago allows municipalities an incentive.” other redevelopment projects. We think To assist, the district has “We have some momentum
to establish an affordable housing fund When a municipality closes a TIF that redeveloping the former Methodist hired urban and region- as a school district … that
using tax increment from a TIF dis- district, it’s required to distribute a per- Church property may spark some inter- al planner Mark Roffers, attracts parents, and devel-
trict. That increment could later serve centage of the net gain in tax revenue – est in projects along Market Street.” someone Busler said comes opers only develop areas
as an incentive for a developer to build what’s known as the increment – to the Village officials anticipate construct- highly recommended from where they think they can
affordable housing as part of a larger other taxing jurisdictions that are part of ing a new municipal building – possibly his work with other area market homes.”
project in the village. the TIF district. a public library – at the former church school districts.
It could be an effective way to devel- In the village’s case, that’s the Ore- site on North Main Street. “He’s going to provide Email Unified Newspaper
op affordable housing, Gracz said, gon School District, Dane County, some comprehensive tech- Group reporter Scott
“because lots of developers will not do Madison College and the state. Contact Bill Livick at bill.livick@ nical service that will help De Laruelle at scott.
that as part of a redevelopment project “You do a distribution to the other the task force work on this,”
taxing bodies, and then the last year

Yearlong construction, parking disruption AFFORDABLE,
Jefferson Crossing Jefferson Street for about one the business community. construction cost estimates
plans demolition to
year while construction is
underway. He said they would
place signs directing pedestri-
He also said Jefferson
Street would be closed occa-
sionally for short periods of
came in higher than anticipat-
ed and the village requested
additional work, particularly
start next week
ans to use the sidewalk on the
north side of the street.
At the village’s request,
time when large trucks are
making deliveries.
Village President Steve Sta-
on the parking lot.
The Jefferson Crossing
TIF request and overall
the developer will have util- ton recalled that the village development agreement
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ity lines at the project site rebuilt most of the streets and are expected to come to the Tailored estate plans to
A public forum Monday
on construction of the Jef-
buried. They plan to rebuild
the village-owned parking lot
infrastructure downtown –
including the Jefferson Street
Village Board for consid-
eration at the board’s next meet your specific needs
ferson Crossing apartment and install new lighting and parking lot – in 2008-09, and meeting, Monday, April 10.
complex focused more on an
adjacent parking lot than the
landscaping, Spanos said.
The developer added that
that “good communication is
important to keep local busi- EMERALD INVESTMENTS
building project.
During the forum, which
plans for the parking lot con-
figuration haven’t been com-
nesses happy.”
Spanrie and village officials
5'x10' $38 Month
pleted, but the reconfigured are in the process of negotiat-
drew just a few people and
comments, developer Brian lot will have just one entry/ ing a tax-increment financing
10'x10' $60 Month
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Development said demoli- driveways that now exist. project. Spanrie initially
10'x20' $80 Month
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tion of six buildings (mostly He said a “Dumpster cor- requested $750,000 in TIF
residential houses) would
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the amount requested after
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Letter to the editor
State budget problematic for schools
Gov. Walker’s proposed state to $5,076 per public school stu-
budget shows a 3.6 percent dent (an increase of 3.6 percent),
increase in state aid for education this budget proposes a 9.4 percent
for the 2017-2018 school year and increase ($7,050) per K-8 voucher
a 4.5 percent increase for 2018- students and a whopping 21.9 per-
2019. Wonderful, right? Not so cent increase to $7,856 for grades
much, if you look at the figures 9-12 voucher students.
and really care about public school The governor’s increases are at
students. a 20-year low as a percent of the
Wisconsin’s public schools are state’s budget and are even below
federally mandated to provide what it was just eight years ago.
special education services and In addition, public school districts
offer all school programs to every must provide voucher school stu-
student who walks through their dents with transportation and par-
doors. However, the governor’s ticipation in public school sports
budget provides a zero percent and extracurricular programs.
increase for special ed programs Requirements for teacher certifi-
for the next two years. cation, hours of instruction time,
And while public schools are student testing and administrative
striving to mitigate a multitude of accountability are very strict for
social and economic inequalities public schools but are completely
that plague some students’ lives different from and in most cases
and can impact learning, the gov- nonexistent for private voucher
ernor’s budget proposal shows schools, even when they receive
absolutely no increase in the pro- public funding.
grams that help with this mission. Concerned? Contact your state
There is a zero percent increase senator and state representative.
in high poverty aid, mental health
programs, 4-year-old kindergar-
They are listening.
Hearings on the budget are
Community Voices

Full moons and meditation
ten, school milk and breakfast being held by the Joint Committee
programs, or Gifted and Talented on Finance in six locations around
programs. the state. The first JCF budget
• Meanwhile, Gov. Walker’s bud- hearing is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
get proposal seeks to increase
the student voucher program for
private religious, for-profit and
nonprofit schools, which are not
day, April 3, at UW-Platteville,
Ullsvick Hall, 30 South Hickory
Street in Platteville. For infor-
mation or the full hearing sched-
can provide useful benefits
required to serve every student.
In addition, public school dis-
tricts currently receive an aver-
age of $4,900 per student in state
ule, visit docs.legis.wisconsin.
*According to the nonpartisan
Legislative Fiscal Bureau
I n my study of metaphysics,
there is much focus each year
on what is called the three
spiritual moons or three major
spiritual festivals. These represent
Meditation during the three
days prior and the three days after
these full moons is recommended
so that we can load up on as much
of this good stuff as possible. The
desire to make a positive change
in our life. Or perhaps we come
to a deeper understanding about a
troublesome situation or relation-
ship in our life.
aid compared to voucher schools,
which receive an average of $6,442 Mary Hollister, the powerful full-moon cycles in theory being that people benefit These experiences are subtle
per student. So while the proposed Town of Rutland April, May and June of each year. all year long from the energy and seem like they come from
budget would increase state aid It is believed that by conscious- acquired during meditation at within us, so we fail to connect
ly connecting with these energies, these times. these happenings with our medi-
it can stimulate the consciousness In meditation, we simply close tations.
of humanity for betterment and the eyes, breathe deeply to quiet The benefits of meditation are
that our ability to do so is at its the mind and open up to the cre- far reaching, but subtle and hard
most potent during these full ative or abstract area of our con- to define. It’s challenging for the
moons. sciousness. mind to see its usefulness when
If you’re Like a radar dish, we turn our we are trained to value only phys-
Thursday, March 30, 2017 • Vol. 132, No. 39 skeptical about awareness to that area known ical effects or material things. It
meditation, as the ‘no thinking zone,’ ready takes faith that there is something
USPS No. 411-300 believe me, I to receive impressions from our more to it than meets the eye.
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e-mail: to do so. cool experiences. Just me sitting upheaval and confusion. It is a
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of this cycle is divine intelligence, happening. tion, as a time of reflection, and
General Manager Circulation which stimulates human intellect. Having more than two decades an inner connection to that quiet
Lee Borkowski Carolyn Schultz The May full moon in Taurus is of meditation experiences, I can stillness that recharges my bat- called the Wesak Full Moon (Fes- totally understand why people teries. I often fall asleep too, but
News tival of the Buddha) and it falls on are resistant or feel “too busy” to that’s okay.
Sales Manager Jim Ferolie May 10 this year. The keynote of devote any time to it. While there Even if you are not completely
Kathy Neumeister this cycle is divine understanding, is an immediate benefit of relax- sold on the practice of meditation, or the love-wisdom principle and ation, meditation is mostly an I would suggest trying it during
Sports is considered the most potent of abstract experience. the upcoming full moon cycles in
Advertising Jeremy Jones the three as it stimulates the con- Since our divine nature is April, May and June. It’s simple,
Dawn Zapp nection to the divine within the formless energy, we can’t really it doesn’t take long and we can Assistant Editor hearts of humanity. tell when we’ve connected to it, load up for the whole year.
Classifieds Scott Girard The June full moon in Gemini so it’s hard to know whether it’s The benefits of meditation are
Diane Beaman is called the Festival of Humanity, working. But making the effort to never lost, no matter how much or Reporters or World Invocation Day which meditate can bring us other, unex- how little – it all adds up.
falls on June 9. It’s a celebration pected rewards.
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‘Miracle in Mudville’ up to bat Author to hold tea party,
OSHP performance set for storytelling program April 8
April 7-9 at high school PAC A local author will hold
“Miracle in Mudville” is a riff off
an all-ages tea party at the
Oregon Area Senior Cen- If You Go
the poem “Casey at the Bat,” but this ter next week, followed by
Casey is an ordinary little leaguer try- What: Author Kathleen
a behind- Ernst visit
ing to live up to his dad’s fond memo- the-scenes
ries on the field. look at her When: 1-2 p.m. (tea
The Oregon Straw Hat Players mystery party) and 3-4 p.m.
will present D.W. Gregory’s play at series. (program) Saturday,
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, 1:30 and Kathleen April 8
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and
1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9.
Ernst, who Where: Oregon Area
wrote sever- Senior Center (next to
Oregon resident and OSHP board al American Ernst
treasurer Evan Fitzgerald will direct library)
Girl books Info: 835-3656,
the show – his first with OSHP – at and the Chloe Ellefson
the Oregon High School Performing
Historic Sites mystery
Arts Center. Producer Julie Wood said series, will give attendees
the production is a family affair for a glimpse into her charac-
the Fitzgeralds. ters’ worlds April 8. Afterwards, Ernst will
“His family has been participat- From 1-2 p.m., tea (or answer questions, give
ing behind the scenes for several lemonade) and treats will away door prizes and sign
years and his daughters Maddie and be served as Ernst talks her books (copies will be
Lily have been on stage,” Wood said. about her American Doll available for purchase).
“Maddie is helping him direct the books (including those Each of the Chloe
show and Lily is in the cast.” featuring Josefina, Kirsten, Ellefson books has been
The story revolves around Casey Kit, Molly and Caroline, featured on Wisconsin
Banks (Arik Zintel), who is consid- the War of 1812 historical Public Radio’s “The Larry
ered the worst ballplayer in the Mud- Photo submitted
character). Meiller Show.”
ville Little League, the butt of jokes Arik Zintel (Casey), is about to hit the ball in the final scene of “Miracle in Mud- Attendees are encour- In 2016, Ernst was also
and an embarrassment to his dad ville.” At right, Kyle Rohn (catcher, Drew) and Bradley Mauldin (umpire and Louie aged to dress up and bring selected as one of the Wis-
(Tristan Jackson), who brags of his Levine). their dolls for the tea par- consin Library Associa-
glory days in the outfield. ty. They can also enter to tion’s “Notable Wisconsin
But Casey is not alone in feeling win American Girl-themed Authors” an award which
inadequate; some of his friends suffer
by comparison to their parents, too.
Alex Anderson (Billy Watkins), Myk
Hawkins (Hector Jr.), Alec Ander-
If You Go door prizes. The program recognizes an author’s
is recommended for chil- entire body of work and is
Then a chance encounter with the son-Conlon (Hector B. Tuckerman What: Oregon Straw Hat Players dren ages 8 and up along designed to promote great-
ghost of the town’s late librarian III) and Lauren Williams (Andrea present “Miracle in Mudville” with their parents, grand- er awareness of the state’s
throws Casey and his friends into a Levine). When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, parents and other family literary heritage.
time warp, where they discover that “The story is very cute, and the 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, members. Registration is required
some of their parents’ big adventures kids are doing a great job,” Wood 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9 From 3-4 p.m., Ernst for the events by calling
didn’t quite happen the way they said. said. will be doing her lively, 835-3656 or visiting
“Much of the play takes place in Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 Where: Oregon High School PAC,
456 N. Perry Pkwy. illustrated “The Stories
the library – the pride and joy of for seniors 65 and older and students Behind the Stories” pro-
Mudville,” Wood said. and can be purchased in advance at Tickets: $12 adults, $8 seniors 65 gram that reveals the expe- – Samantha Christian
Becky Rosenow is the show’s stage and up and students riences and places that
manager. Other main characters in Info:, 835-9126 inspired the seven books
the nearly 30-member cast include – Samantha Christian of her award-winning Craft
mystery series.
She will talk about how

Community park clean-up is April 8-9 her years at Old World
Wisconsin influenced
the character of museum
aPrIL 1, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 P.m.
The Oregon Area Well- curator Chloe Ellefson,
how her research into First Presbyterian
ness Coalition is organizing
its second annual communi- Park checklist How to help police work helped shape Church
ty park clean-up event from Chloe’s love interest,
April 8-9. 1. Pick up all garbage and put in bags. Bagged gar- To adopt an area park officer Roelke McKenna, 408 N. Bergamont Blvd.
Various organizations, bage can be put next to the curb of the adjacent road of or field to clean April 8 or and how she researches Oregon, WI
including Boy and Girl the park. and writes the mysteries. adno=512768-01

9, visit

Scouts and and sports

clubs, have already signed 2. Rake up any leaves or debris near fences. All organic
up to adopt a park or field
in Oregon and Brooklyn to
material can be taken to the compost site on North Perry
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$ REDEEM THIS COUPON AT THE adno=514865-01

clean it up in preparation
for spring and summer use, 3. Pick up any sticks and take to the compost site in
director Judy Knutson at
835-3697 or Oregon Pool WISCONSIN DEER & TURKEY EXPO
but about 10 sites are still Oregon. If you are working in Brooklyn, the compost area aquatics director Deb Boss-
When groups pick a park is off of Church Street on the road that the cemetery is on. ingham at 835-4086. Res-
ervations will be accepted
npl discount MAR. 31-APR. 2 ,2017
for either Saturday or Sun- until that weekend. on one-day adult or military ticket ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER
day, they are asked to bring
along trash bags, rakes and The senior center has vol- senior center will serve
“We are trying to get our
community to come togeth-
1919 alliant energy center way
any hand protection that unteered to clean up Water- snacks afterwards. To vol- er to take care of our beau-
madison, wi 53713
they will need. If someone man-Triangle Park a day unteer with the senior cen- tiful green spaces in Oregon price includes tax & admission only. no monetary value. 1 coupon per customer
in the group has a truck, early at 2 p.m. Friday, April ter, call 835-5801. and Brooklyn,” Bossing-
that will be helpful in haul- 7. It will take about an hour Other groups can sign up ham said.
ing leaves, debris and sticks
to the compost area.
to rake, pick up trash and
sweep the shelter, and the
online at or
by contacting Oregon Area – Samantha Christian FREE
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Netherwood Knoll to host community ed, rec classes in April
Pipe - Plate - Channel - Angle - Tube - Rebar - Bar Grating, Expanded Metal -
Sheet - Lintels - B-Decking - Pipe Bollards - Decorative Iron Parts
I & H Beams $3 & up per foot
Oregon School District nature with crafts, sensory Quilting 101 The class, taught by Nike
Community Education and experiences and books. Loomis, will be held from STAINLESS STEEL & ALUMINUM
Recreation will hold public The class meets from This parent-child learning 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, New, Used & Seconds at 32¢ per sq. ft & up
classes for children and adults 10-10:45 a.m. for preschool- opportunity will teach the April 19, at Netherwood
in April. Class fees include all ers and 3-4 p.m. for grades Knoll Elementary School.
414 3rd Street, Palmyra 262-495-4453
materials. 1-4 Thursdays, April 6-27, at making, and families can The cost is $22.
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org/community. For informa- tary School. square.
tion, call 835-4097. The cost is $40. The class, taught by Mary
The OHS Student Council is Sponsoring a
Experience nature Spanish class
Davidson, will be held from
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11,
Senior Citizen Prom
Children in grades 1-4 are Preschoolers can learn at Netherwood Knoll Ele- FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
invited to join naturalists from Spanish with music, games, mentary School.
the Aldo Leopold Nature stories and more. The cost is $35. 5:30pm-8:00pm
Center to explore nature at the The class, taught by Marti Essential oils GORMAN & COMPANY BUILDING
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and outdoor classroom when April 6 through May 11, at a lavender and tea tree oil
weather permits. Netherwood Knoll Elemen- facial cleanser after a “Nat- Refreshments Served
Preschoolers ages 3-5 will tary School. ural Skin Care with Essential
also learn about science and The cost is $62. Oils” class. RSVP By April 14, 2017 to
6 March 30, 2017 Oregon Observer

Coming up Churches
All Saints Lutheran Church Good Shepherd Lutheran
T-shirt voting For information, contact Bonnie is holding a flower fundraiser through 2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg Church ECLA
Haugen at 695-4360. April 7. To order a dozen roses for (608) 276-7729 Central Campus: Raymond Road and
Stop by the Oregon Public Library your special person (for $18, which Pastor Rich Johnson Whitney Way
through Saturday, April 1, to vote Spaghetti dinner includes delivery), contact any Lions SUNDAY SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
for one of two entries for the T-shirt There will be a spaghetti dinner, Club member or call 835-9188. Pro- 8:30 a.m. classic service SUNDAY - 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m.
design contest. For information, visit 10:45 a.m. new song service Worship West Campus: Corner of Hwy.
created by chef Dave Heide, and ceeds from the fundraiser go back to PD and Nine Mound Road, Verona silent auction fundraiser from 4:30- the community. SUNDAY - 9 & 10:15 a.m., 6 p.m.
Brooklyn Lutheran Church
Organic vegetable gardening 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Holy 101 Second Street, Brooklyn Worship (608) 271-6633
Mother of Consolation Catholic Easter Eggstravaganza (608) 455-3852
The senior center will hold a four- Pastor Rebecca Ninke Hillcrest Bible Church
Church, 651 N. Main St. The annual Easter Eggstravaganza 752 E. Netherwood, Oregon
hour “Basics of Organic Vegetable The meal of spaghetti, salad, bread egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m. SUNDAY
Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor
Gardening” presentation with instruc- 9 a.m. Holy Communion
and drinks is $10 for adults, $5 for to noon Saturday, April 8, at Prairie 10 a.m. Fellowship (608) 835-7972,
tor Gary Kuzynski from 9:30 a.m. kids ages 5-12 and free for kids 4 and View Elementary School. SUNDAY
to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, which Community of Life Lutheran 8:30 a.m. worship at the Hillcrest
under. There will also be a bake sale. The first hunt (ages 0-3) will start Campus and 10:15 a.m. worship with
includes a break. All proceeds will benefit the Oregon/ at 10:30 a.m., and the other two age Church
PO Box 233, Oregon Children’s ministries, birth – 4th grade
Handouts will be available. The Brooklyn Optimist Splash Pad. ranges (4-6 and 7-9) will follow. The
cost is $10. To sign up, call 835-5801. (608) 286-3121, office@
For information, call 835-8617 or Easter bunny will also be hopping in Holy Mother of Consolation
Catholic Church
Craft sale visit for picture and high fives. There will Pastor Jim McCoid
SUNDAY 651 N. Main Street, Oregon
also be carnival games, face painting Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl
First Presbyterian Church, 408 N. Sewing coasters and crafts. For information about the 10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry
(608) 835-5763
Bergamont Blvd., will hold a craft Parkway, Oregon
The next “Sew What?!” project will free event, visit
sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Brooklyn Community United SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship
be coasters (spring mug rugs) from SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship
April 1. For information, visit 6-7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Pancake breakfast Methodist Church or call 835-3082. 201 Church Street, Brooklyn
library. The Lions Club will hold an Eas- (608) 455-3344 People’s United Methodist
First responders dinner Bring your own fabric and sewing ter pancake breakfast with a vis- Pastor George Kaminski Church
machine, and the library will provide it from the Easter bunny from 8-11 SUNDAY 103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon
A first responders appreciation din- 9 a.m. Worship (Nov.-April) Pastor Jason Mahnke
the pattern and instruction. The proj- a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Oregon (608) 835-3755,
ner will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, ects are basic enough for those who Fire/EMS Department. Kids can also 10:30 a.m. Worship (May-Oct.)
Communion is the 1st & 3rd weekend
April 2, at 201 Park St. need practice sewing straight lines. check out fire trucks. SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
Faith Evangelical Lutheran
Oregon area police officers, fire- The program is for beginners ages 9 The meal includes build-your-own Church SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship and Sunday
fighters and EMTs are invited to eat 143 Washington Street, Oregon school; 10:30 a.m. Worship
to adult, and children ages 9-12 must omelet, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and
for free, and the cost for the public have an adult helper. gravy, sausage, hash browns and a (608) 835-3554
Pastor Karl Hermanson St. John’s Lutheran Church
is $5. The meal will include lasagna, Registration is required. To register, beverage. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 625 E. Netherwood, Oregon
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
French bread, salad and dessert. call 835-3656. for kids ages 4-10 and free for kids 3 Holy Communion 2nd & last Pastor Paul Markquart (Lead Pastor)
This is the second year the Oregon Sundays (608) 835-3154
and under.
Masonic Lodge No. 151 and Oregon Flower fundraiser All funds go back to the community.
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Eastern Star have hosted the event. First Presbyterian Church
The Oregon-Brooklyn Lions Club For information, call 612-309-1398. 408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of 9:15-10:15 a.m. Education Hour
CC), Oregon, WI  
(608) 835-3082 - Vineyard Community Church
Community calendar Pastor Kathleen Owens Oregon Community Bank & Trust, 105
S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon - Bob Groth,
10 a.m. Service Pastor
‌Thursday, March 30‌ ‌Tuesday, April 4‌ (free basic tax returns by appoint-
10:15 a.m. Sunday School (608) 513-3435, welcometovineyard.
• 3-7 p.m., Oregon Area Food Pan- • 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Spring Election, ment only), library, 835-3656‌ 11 a.m. Fellowship com
try distribution, 1092 Union Road,‌ • 1 p.m., U.S. Army photographer SUNDAY - 10 a.m. Worship
11:15 a.m.  Adult Education‌ • 10 a.m., Teetering Toddlers Story- Pete Finnegan presentation, senior Zwingli United Church of Christ
time (12-36 months), library, 835- center, 835-5801 ‌ Fitchburg Memorial UCC – Paoli
‌Friday, March 31‌ • 4:30-7:30 p.m., Splash Pad spa- 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB
3656‌ (608) 273-1008, www.memorialucc.
• OSD Spring Break ends‌ ghetti dinner fundraiser, Holy Moth- Rev. Sara Thiessen
• 11 a.m., Bouncing Babies Story- org (608) 845-5641
‌Saturday, April 1‌ time (0-18 months), library, 835- er of Consolation Catholic Church, Pastor: Phil Haslanger SUNDAY -
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., VITA Saturdays 3656‌ 651 N. Main St., 835-8617‌ Associate Pastor Twink Jan- 9:30 a.m. Family Worship
• 6-7:45 p.m., Sew What: Coasters, McMahon
(free basic tax returns by appoint- • 1 p.m., Movie Matinee: “The Light SUNDAY
ment only), library, 835-3656‌ Between Oceans,” senior center, library, 835-3656‌ 9:30 a.m. Worship
• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Craft Sale, First 835-5801‌ ‌Friday, April 7‌
Presbyterian Church, 408 N. Berga- • 6-7:30 p.m., Getting to Know • 10 a.m., Everybody Storytime Support groups
mont Blvd., 835-3082‌ Medicare, library, 835-3656‌ (ages 0-6), library, 835-3656‌ • Alcoholics Anonymous • Relationship & Divorce
• 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Basics of ‌Wednesday, April 5‌ • 2 p.m., Park Cleanup Day, Water- meeting, First Support Group, State
Organic Vegetable Gardening ($10), man-Triangle Park, 835-5801‌ Presbyterian Church, Bank of Cross Plains,
senior center, 835-5801‌ • 10 a.m., Everybody Storytime
(ages 0-6), library, 835-3656‌ • 6-8 p.m., Oregon Area Progres- every Monday and every other Monday at
• 1 p.m., Jug Prairie Cemetery sives sixth anniversary open mic, Friday at 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Association, Brooklyn Town Hall, • 10:30-11:30 a.m., Great Begin-
nings Book Club: “Old World Mur- Firefly Coffeehouse, 513-7655‌ • Caregiver Support • Veterans’ Group,
400 W. Main St., 835-3135‌
der” by Kathleen Ernst, senior cen- • 7:30 p.m., Oregon Straw Hat Play- Group, Oregon Area Oregon Area Senior
‌Sunday, April 2‌ ter, 835-6268‌ ers presents “Miracle in Mudville” Senior Center, third Center, every second
• 12:30 p.m., Free First Responders ($12, $8 seniors and students), Monday of each month Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Appreciation Dinner ($5 for public),
‌Thursday, April 6‌ OHS Performing Arts Center, 456 at 9 a.m. • Weight-Loss Support
201 Park St., 695-4360‌ • Noon to 5 p.m., VITA Thursdays N. Perry Pkwy.,‌
• Dementia Caregivers’ Group, Oregon Area
Supper and Support, Senior Center, every
fourth Wednesday of Monday at 3:30 p.m.
Community cable listings Senior center every month from 6-7:30 • Navigating Life Elder
Monday, April 3 Monday, April 3 p.m., Sienna Crest, 845 Support Group, People’s
Village of Oregon Cable Access TV channels: Sloppy Joe on Bun Morning–Diabetic Foot Care Market St., Suite 1 United Methodist
WOW #983 & ORE #984
Phone: 291-0148 • Email: Broccoli 9:00 CLUB • Diabetes Support Church, 103 N. Alpine
Website: • Facebook: ocamediawi Coleslaw 10:00 Dominoes Group, Oregon Area Pkwy., every first
New programs daily at 1 p.m. Fruit Cup 10:30 StrongWomen Senior Center, second Monday at 7 p.m.
and repeats at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and 1, 4, 7 and 10 a.m. Chocolate Ice Cream 1:00 Get Fit, Scrabble Thursday of each month
Thursday, March 30 Monday, April 3 VO: Vegetarian 1:30 Bridge at 1:30 p.m.
WOW: Progressives WOW: Progressives Sloppy Joe 3:30 Weight Loss Support
Candidate Forum (of Candidate Forum (of Tuesday, April 4 Tuesday, April 4
March 26) March 26) BBQ Chicken 8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced
Potato Salad 9:00 ST Board Meeting A Beautiful Life
ORE: RCI/OMS Choir ORE: BKE Orchestra
Concert (of March 16) Performance (of March Carrots 9:00 Wii Bowling
Apple Juice 9:45 Zumba Gold Saddened by the loss of such a good soul. He was a
13) man who had a kind heart and never tired of telling oth-
Friday, March 31 Whole Wheat Bread 12:30 Sheepshead, Stoughton
Cherry Crisp Shopping ers how good they were and how much he loved them
WOW: Chamber of Tuesday, April 4 and enjoyed their company. He made his friends and
Commerce: Meet the WOW: Progressives VO: Vegetarian Wrap 1:00 Movie: “The Light Between
Wednesday, April 5 Oceans” family want to be better persons simply by living up to
Candidates (of March 23) Candidate Forum (of his high opinion of them. And on his deathbed, while
ORE: OHS Band March 26) Stuffed Green 5:30 StrongWomen
Pepper Soup Wednesday, April 5 we were lamenting his fate, he cheered us up, telling
Concert @ PAC (of March ORE: OHS Jazz Band us that he had a “beautiful life,” and that there was
21) (of March 13) Turkey and Cheese on Rye Morning–Foot Care, 9:00 CLUB
Fresh Fruit 10:00 Shopping in Madison nothing for him to regret. The only sadness for him, he
Frosted Cake 10:30 Book Club said, was leaving his sweetheart of 25 years. He was
Saturday, April 1 Wednesday, April 5 always thinking of others, right up to the end. We can
WOW: Progressives WOW: 2017 Oregon VO: Vegetarian Soup Cheese 1:00 Get Fit, Euchre
Sandwich 3:30 1-on-1 Computer Help all learn something from this man, who died just as
Candidate Forum (of Bowl TV Tournament (of he had lived, giving to others and building us up. He
March 26) March 23) SO: Garden Salad Thursday, April 6
Thursday, April 6 8:30 Zumba Gold Adv. truly lived a beautiful life, and we should all try to live
ORE: OHS Choir ORE: OHS Orchestra in such a way that this might be said of us. A beautiful
Concert (of March 14) Performance (of March “My Meal, My Way” Lunch 9:00 Pool Players
at Ziggy’s Smokehouse 9:45 Zumba Gold life indeed.
Sunday, April 2 (drop in between 11:30 10:30 StrongWomen
a.m. and 1 p.m.) 12:30 Shopping at Bill’s – Christopher Simon
WOW: St. John’s Thursday, April 6
Lutheran Church Service WOW: Wisconsin Friday, April 7 1:00 Cribbage, Vietnam War in
Baked Fish Pictures “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has
ORE: Oregon School Goes to Hollywood @ also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can
Board Meeting (of March Library (of March 23) Red Beans and Rice Friday, April 7
Green Beans 9:00 CLUB, 9:30 Blood Pressure fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
13) ORE: BKE Spring Play:
Alice the Musical (of Pineapple 9:45 Gentle Yoga
Whole Wheat Bread 11:00 Chair Yoga – Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV
March 3)
Jello with Topping 1:00 Get FitDominoes
VO: Red Beans and Rice 2:00 Triangle Park Clean-up March 30, 2017 Oregon Observer 7
OAP climate change talk, music April 7
The Oregon Area Pro-
gressives will celebrate
the sixth anniversary of
the community open mic
with “A Citizen’s Perspec-
tive on Climate Change”
talk and live music from
6-8 p.m. Friday, April 7, at
Firefly Coffeehouse.
Dick Smith, a retired
judge with a 40-year
career in
state gov-
ernment and
an “acciden-
tal activist”
on climate
change, will
discuss what
makes cli- Smith
mate change
Photo by Peter Finnegan “uniquely dangerous –
Some of Peter Finnegan’s photos depict graphic scenes of war, such as this soldier who is unlike any other social
being carried to a helicopter to be transfered to a medical unit so shrapnel can be removed problem you’ve ever cared
from his leg. Photo submitted
about.” Neo-traditional folk group Fendrick and Peck will perform
As a volunteer for Cit- at Oregon Area Progressives’ sixth anniversary event on

‘Good Soldier/Bad Soldier’ izens’ Climate Lobby,
Smith has made seven
trips to Washington, D.C.
Friday, April 7, at Firefly Coffeehouse.

Vietnam war photos to lobby on climate change release.
on display at senior
and has met with dozens
of members of Congress
If You Go Joining Smith are local
musical guests Fendrick
and their staff. In addition What: Oregon Area and Peck, who perform
center until April 6 to his judicial experience, Progressives open mic neo-traditional folk music.
AMBER LEVENHAGEN including 10 years as the night For more about the artists,
director of legal services visit fendrickandpeck.
Unified Newspaper Group
for Wisconsin’s worker’s When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, com.
compensation system, April 7 Citizens, poets and
His photos tell the tale
he has also served in the Where: Firefly Coffee- musicians are encouraged
of war, drugs, despair and
hope. executive and legislative house, 114 N. Main St. to participate. Food dona-
Over the next week, U.S. branches in a variety of Info: tions for the Oregon Area
Army photographer Peter positions. oregonareaprogressives. Food Pantry will be col-
Finnegan will share “Good “He will offer politically org lected.
Soldier/Bad Soldier,” a col- viable bipartisan solutions For information, contact
lection of color film pho- that match the scale and Carlene Bechen at 513-
tos he had taken during his time of the problem and 7655 or cdbechen@gmail.
service in the Vietnam war inform us about how ordi- federal climate policy,” com.
from 1969 to 1971 for the nary citizens can influence according to an OAP news – Samantha Christian
Army magazine “Hurri-

The collection will be
displayed at the Oregon Pictured holding a child at an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City
Area Senior Center leading (commonly referred to as Saigon), Peter Finnegan collected
up to a presentation by Fin- clothing for children at this orphanage, who previously wore
negan at 1 p.m. Thursday, what he described as “rags.”
April 6.

It’s the result of mis-
sions with journalists and Whether this soldier
other photographers Fin- If You Go is bad or good or both,
negan took after suffering his photos share shock-
an injury when he was 20 What: “Good Soldier/ ing snapshots of his life in
and re-enlisting as a war Bad Soldier” Vietnam War Vietnam – from soldiers
photographer. What he did, photo presentation smoking drugs, being car-
When: 1 p.m. Thursday,

Thursday - Saturday
accompanied or escorted ried on stretchers, shaving
by soldiers, was considered April 6 beards in the battle fields or
“OJT,” or “on the job train- Where: Oregon Area Se- embracing orphans.
ing,” as he had no experi- nior Center, 219 Park St. Now a Madison resident,

April 27th - 29th
ence with photography. He and recently retired from
jumped on the opportunity Info: 835-5801 Professional Pest Control
to enlist as a photographer after 25 years, Finnegan
because the job sounded displays his collection of
of himself in the title of his photographs around Wis-
“pretty cool,” he told the
Observer. art display. consin. Your garage sale ad will appear in the
“Even a blind squirrel is
going to find a nut every
The good side comes
from when Finnegan col-
“There isn’t anything I’d
rather be doing with my
Great Dane Shopping News on Wednesday, April 26
once in awhile,” he said. “I
took so many photos, but
lected clothes from his
family back home for an
retirement,” he said. “All of
the work, connecting with
and in the Oregon Observer on Thursday, April 27.
some of them turned out orphanage in Saigon, where people, sharing these pho-

18 50
really good.” the children were wearing tos - it’s worth it.”
His reels of film were what he described as “rags.” Contact Amber Levenhagen
cut up and used for the
magazine, but over time,
The bad soldier comes from
the time he was “busted”
at amber.levenhagen@
he amassed a collection of carrying drugs in his cam-
images that weren’t devel- era bag. Includes 15 words. Additional words 40¢ each
oped and left on the cut-
ting-room floor. Rather
than let them go to waste, Deadline to advertise your garage sale is
Finnegan wrapped them in
tissue paper and sent them Friday, April 21 at Noon
back home to his mother in
Fennimore. All ads must be placed by e-mail or in person.
After preserving them
in a trunk in his parent’s Lawn Care and More! No phone calls please.
house, he eventually devel-
oped the decades-old film MOWING • TRIMMING • EDGING
Payment must be made at time ad is placed.

and framed more than 140
– images showing soldiers, (608) 273-1046
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Support your favorite teams all season with this
guide to Oregon High School’s spring sports
March 28 vs.Beloit Memorial 5 p.m. March 24 vs. Madison East 5 p.m. March 24 @ Tri State invite 5 p.m.
March 30 Mt. Horeb (Woodside) noon Marcy 28 @ Portage 5 p.m.
April 4 vs. Monona Grove 5 p.m. April 4 @ Monona Grove 5 p.m. April 4 Sugar River invite 4 p.m.
April 6 @ Fort Atkinson 5 p.m. April 6 vs. Fort Atkinson 5 p.m. April 11 @ Badger Challenge 4 p.m.
April 8 @ Reedsburg (DH) 3 p.m. April 7 vs. Janesville Parker 5 p.m. April 18 @ Stoughton 4:30 p.m.
April 10 @ Elkhorn 4:30 p.m. April 10 vs. Edgerton 5 p.m.
April 11 vs. Monroe 5 p.m. April 11 @ Monroe 5 p.m. April 21 @ Sun Priarie invite 4:30 p.m.
April 13 @ Edgewood 5 p.m. April 13 vs. Edgewood 5 p.m. April 25 Oregon quad 4:30 p.m.
April 18 @ Milton 5 p.m. April 17 @ Stoughton 5 p.m.
April 20 vs. DeForest 5 p.m. April 18 vs. Milton 5 p.m. April 28 Panther Relays 4:30 p.m.
April 25 @ Stoughton 5 p.m. April 20 @ DeForest 5 p.m. May 2 @ Monona Grove 4:30 p.m.
April 27 @ Monona Grove 5 p.m. April 24 @ Janesville Craig 4:30 p.m. May 5 @ Stoughton invite 4 p.m.
April 28 @ Evansville 4:45 p.m. April 25 vs. Stoughton 5 p.m.
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Youth wrestling

Grappling for supremacy
Two medal for Oregon at youth state meet
​Sports editor

Oregon Youth Wrestling didn’t see a champion crowned
last weekend at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation state
meet at the Dane County Coliseum, but did have two
wrestlers medal.
Seth Niday placed fourth at 115 pounds and Michael
Schliem (97 lbs.) took fifth. It was Niday’s second trip
to state and his first time placing. Schliem has qualified
for three state meets. Last weekend was his second time
“We had several kids lose heartbreakers and not make it
to the medal round,” head coach Chad Niday said.
Also competing at state were: Evan Fahey (57 lbs.),
Danny Heiser (72 lbs.), Trevor Barlow (78 lbs.), Landon
Schulz (105 lbs.), John Ruth (110 lbs.), Owen Heiser (120
lbs.), Brandon Bello-Albino (150 lbs.), Lucas Brown (64
lbs.), Logan Vine (67 lbs.), Evan McGill (76 lbs.), Evan
Rettkowski (85 lbs.), Sabastian Soumphonphakdy (87
lbs.), Taylor Kramer (105 lbs.), Nadia Pearce (115 lbs.),
and Kai Wineka (125 lbs.).

photos by Jeremy Jones
Fifth grader Trevor Barlow works to turn his opponent Satur- Seth Niday tries to pin Kyler Brown of Nekoosa in their state semifinal match Saturday at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federa-
day morning. tion state meet at the Alliant Energy Center.

Girls soccer

Oregon aims to put softball Panthers shooting for third
back on the Badger South map straight state tourney
JEREMY JONES Badger South landscape. first-team all-conference hon- ANTHONY IOZZO

Oregon aims for
Sports editor Although Oregon lost ors last season as a junior. Assistant sports editor
four senior starters, the team “We will look to Maris-
Oregon softball finished returns a wealth of talent that sa’s leadership skills to lead The Oregon High School
9-15 overall (1-11 confer-
ence) under first-year head
coach Sydnee Wyss. Now
has been playing on varsity
since they were underclass-
the infield this season,” Wyss
Kleckler will be counted
girls soccer team won the
WIAA Division 2 state title
in 2015 and added a state run-
sixth straight title
in year two the Panthers Shortstop Marissa Kleckler on heavily at the plate as well ner-up finish last season. T h e O r eg o n H i g h Krebs, junior first-team
are looking to put the pro- is expected to lead the team With first-team forwards Jen School girls soccer team midfielder Maggy Hen-
gram back on the map in the again this season after earning Turn to Softball/Page 10 Brien and Makena Fanning, has won at least a share of schler, junior second-team
second-team defender Jess the last five Badger South defender Carley Albrecht,
Jacobs and honorable mention Conference titles and will junior honorable mention
be looking for its sixth defender Grace Roden-
Madison Capitols midfielder Taylor Martin all
gone, the offensive production straight in 2017. berg and junior honorable
But Milton and Madison mention midfielder Halie

Fleming leads Capitols back to Nationals
will need to come from some-
where else. Edgewood are hoping to Campion.
But there are plenty of dethrone the Panthers. Oregon and Milton do
strengths returning, particular- Both the Red Hawks not play until the last con-
JEREMY JONES ly in the midfield and defense, and the Crusaders have ference game of the sea-
​Sports editor and there will be depth and depth and experience son, May 25.
experience with 14 of 22 let- returning, and Milton lost E d g ewo o d r e t u r n s
Oregon High School terwinners back from last sea- a 1-0 overtime game to senior first-team for-
student Brittyn Fleming son. Oregon in the D2 sectional ward Brita Hovde, junior
and her Madison Cap- Head coach Julie Grutzner final last season. first-team goalie Jamila
itols U19 girls hockey said for the girls to get back Milton returns senior
team will be playing at to state, they will need to find first-team forward Karlee Turn to Title/Page 10
the USA Hockey Nation- consistent scoring.
al tournament April 5-9 in “We will be the deepest
Detroit. team from top to bottom with
The team won the second-team defender Sydney Fleming is another player who
depth at all positions,” she McKee. will need to add to the offense.
WAHA Tier 1 U19 girls said. “We return a solid mid-
state tournament earlier A University of Minneso- She finished with eight goals
field and defense so our focus ta Duluth recruit, Kaboord and three assists last year.
this month. will be finding productivity
Fleming, whose team returns after scoring six goals But two new faces that
Submitted photo
from our forward lines.” and nine assists. She will be Grutzner said will really be
is coached by her father This year’s team figures
Rick, leads the team with Oregon High School senior Brittyn Fleming has helped lead one of the players that will looked at to add an offen-
her Madison Capitols girls hockey team back to Nationals. to be led by senior first-team need to find the back of the net sive punch are junior Emma
50 goals and 61 assists in midfielder Holly Kaboord,
59 games this season. team is local: McFarland, Fleming is a senior who after losing Brien, Martin and Roemer and sophomore Mad-
senior second-team goalie Fanning. Kaboord is also the dy Schwartzmiller.
Some of the players M i d d l e t o n , M a d i s o n , has commited to play Abby Breitbach, senior sec-
on the team are from out Sun Prairie, Verona and at Division I Minnesota top returning midfielder. Both Schwartzmiller, and
ond-team defender Clau- Senior midfielder Brittyn
of state, but much of the Stoughton. State-Mankato. dia Jones and sophomore Turn to Panthers/Page 10
10 March 30, 2017 Oregon Observer

Girls track and field

Panthers win Tri-State invite
Oregon won three events Egwuonwu added the joined together to win the
Friday and secured the Tri- 200 dash in 26.86, while her 4x200 by more than 6 ½ sec-
State Invitational by 2 ½ younger sister Isabella fin- onds in 1:49.83.
points over Sun Prairie with a ished sixth in 30.24. Karls and Igl were joined
score of 110. Scarlet’s explosiveness car- by freshman Tori Phillips and
Junior Alexis Jackson broke ried her to a third-place finish Jackson to take second place
the meet-record twice in the in the high jump with a clear- to Viroqua (4:17.25) in the
55-meter hurdles. And despite ance of 4-10. 4x400 relay in 4:26.63.
adding five-hundredths of a Freshman Tori Phillips Three freshman joined Igl
second in the finals she still (1:10.42) finished fifth in the for another runner-up finish
won the event by nearly six- 400 dash. on the 4x800 relay. Christen-
tenths of a second in 8.61. Junior Breanna Bastian and son, Verhagen, Phillips and
phoito by Jeremy Jones
Jackson destroyed Ines freshmen Sara Christenson Igl posted a time of 10:55.02.
Returning letterwinners for the Oregon girls soccer team (front, from left) are: Alexis Fischer’s meet-record by .11 and Ana Verhagen scored 15 Sun Prairie won the event in
Kane, Holly Kaboord, Madelyn Peach, Emma Krause, Meagan Brakob, Ella Hughes, Marah in the preliminaries with a points for the Panthers in the 10:54.81.
Weidensee and Sammy Eyers; (back) Jenna Statz, Carolyn Vogt, Anna Neidhart, Claudia time of 8.56. She had an 8.61 800, finishing third through The Panthers had three
Jones, Sydney McKee, Cassie Kluck, Abby Breitbach and Morgan Hanson; (not pictured) in the finals. Freshman Isa- fifth places. point scorers in the shot put,
Kailie Sweeney. bella Egwuonwu was sixth in Sophomores Lauren including a third-place fin-
10:28. Beauchaine (13:25.99) and ish by junior Alyssa Milski
Panthers: Aim to continue dominance Sophomore Scarlet
Egwuonwu added a tenth
Kaitlyn Kliminski (14:04.99)
placed second and sixth in the
(34-2). Fellow junior Ellen
McCorkle (33-01) finished
of a second in the 55-meter 3,200. a foot back in fourth place,
Continued from page 9 dash, but was still fast enough Junior Jenna Igl, soph- while senior Jamie Schimpf
Badger South schedule to win the even by .41 with a omore Lexi Karls, Scarlet finished eighth in 32-0.
Roemer played year round Date Opponent time of 7.46. Egwuonwu and Jackson - Jeremy Jones
for the FC Wisconsin Eclipse
club team and will be playing April 20 at Stoughton
their first high school soccer. April 27 Edgewood Boys track and field
Both were midfielders last
May 2 Monroe
“We add two outstanding
players who have played at
May 9
May 18
at Fort Atkinson
Monona Grove
Oregon finish fourth at invitational in Platteville
a very high level in club that JEREMY JONES Matt Kissling and junior the long jump (17-10).
will add some offensive pow- May 25 at Milton ​Sports editor Kardelle Phillips added the Junior DeAndre Burrell
er to this team,” Grutzner team’s other gold medal on led the Panthers in the 200
said. last season’s state run. Also back are Anna Nei- Oregon boys track and the 4x200 relay in 1:37.99. and 400 dash, taking seventh
Breitbach was the goalie on Senior Madelyn Peach, dhart (midfielder), Meagan field won the 800-meter run Turner led the 55-meter place in 26.06 and eighth in
both state teams and returns Jones and McKee will anchor Brakob (forward), Caroline and 4x200 relay on its way to dash field following the pre- the 400 (58.49).
after allowing 22 goals in the defense with the loss of Vogt (midfielder); juniors a fourth-place finish Friday lims in 6.89 seconds, but Phillips finished fourth
1,816 minutes. She finished Jacobs. Peach moved to the Emma Krause (midfielder/ at the Tri-State Large School dropped back to third place in the triple jump (40-3 ½)
with 83 saves and had a 1.09 outside back defense posi- forward), Marah Weidensee Invitational at UW-Platte- in 6.98 in the finals. Senior and sixth in the 55 hurdles
goals against average. tion late last season and was (forward), Kailie Sweeney ville. Greg DeBroux (7.23) scored with a 9.08. Senior Nathan
The Viterbo recruit was a key to the Panthers’ state (midfielder), Morgan Hanson S e n i o r U W- M a d i s o n a point with an eighth-place Buchert, Kissling, Phillips
also named Best of the Rest run, Grutzner said. Jones (defender/midfielder) and recruit Hudson Kugel posted finish in the finals. and Kugel finished fourth
on the All-State list and and McKee are both central Sammy Eyers (midfielder). a 3 ½ second victory over the Turner also had a big day as a 4x400 relay in 3:38.54.
allowed just one goal during defenders. field, taking the 800-meter in the field events, cleared Junior thrower Connor Drake
run in 2 minutes, 4.94 sec- 5-feet, 8-inches to finish sec- was the only point scorer for
onds. He also finished third ond to Davenport West junior Oregon in the shot put, tak-
Title: Oregon should lead Badger again in the 1,600 (4:38.73).
Junior Jahlil Turner, senior
Trey Sampson based on
attempts. The Oregon junior
ing seventh place with a toss
of 44-2.
Continued from page 9 Oregon seniors Madelyn True. Greg DeBroux, freshman added a fifth-place finish in - Jeremy Jones
Peach and Claudia Jones and Monroe returns junior
Hamdan, sophomore sec-
ond-team midfielder Jordyn
sophomore Sydney McKee.
Milton’s Henschler and
honorable mention defender
Kennedy Ludwig and junior Softball: Panthers hope to grow program
Rothwell, senior honorable Edgewood’s Rothwell are honorable mention midfield-
mention forward/midfielder some of the top midfielders, er/goalie Riley Pond. Continued from page 9 all-conference talent from last for an immediate impact from
Rachel Thoma, junior honor- joining Oregon senior Holly Stoughton returns junior season for the Panthers. freshman Meghan Detra —
able mention defender Kar- Kaboord and junior Emma honorable mention defend- Zander hit .333 to go along the team’s new starting short-
en Walker and sophomore Roemer. er Paige Halverson. Junior after hitting .356 last season, with 15 RBIs and six runs stop.
honorable mention defender Milton’s Krebs is another Cassidy Bach didn’t make scoring 17 runs and driving in scored for honorable mention “You would never know
Madeline Cruz. top returner. the all-conference list but is another nine. honors. Gratz earned second Meghan is only a freshman
The team graduated first- Monona Grove returns expected to be a top forward Honorable mention all-con- team recognition after batting watching her play,” Wyss said.
team forward/midfielder senior second-team midfield- this season. ference player Cailyn Schmidt .322 and scoring a team-high “She brings a fresh, positive
Andrea Tipple. ers Liz Pulvermacher and Fort Atkinson is the lone is also back looking to build 18 runs. She also drove in 10. energy every day to practice,
Gruztner said Edgewood’s Annabelle Shere and sopho- team without a returning off a strong junior year in Lacy Fluckiger has a wealth and is always working to get
Hamdan and Oregon senior more second-team midfield- all-conference player. The which she hit .324, scored 17 of talent in the circle for the better in every rep she takes.”
Abby Breitbach are the best er Gabi Arnold. The Silver Blackhawks graduated first- runs and drove in 13 more. Panthers Also helping to offset
keepers in the conference, Eagles graduated first-team team forward Auhea Sim- Jayme Zander (honorable Wyss said junior Krysten the losses of Quincey New-
and Albrecht is one of the forward Savanah Cruz and mons and honorable mention mention) and second team sec- George should bring solid play ton, Kate Spierings, Maddy
better defenders on a list with second-team forward Erin defender Aine Gaffney. ond baseman/infielder Jenna both offensively and defen- Knaack and Jess Bartelt; are
Gratz round out the returning sively to the varsity team this returning letterwinners Julia
year. She expects to begin the Schmidt, Hannah Sears and
year leading off the order. Hannah Christiansen.
The Panthers are hoping
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Center, Schools of Hope education. With the teacher compen- ing process collaboratively
and Oregon Area Senior How should residents sation referendum, teachers including students, par-
Center, District Schools judge the success of the know that the district and ents, community members,
Other notable affilia- two referendums they community care for quality teachers and administration
tions: Master’s degree in passed? professionals. Administra- to make effective and com-
Education, Master’s degree Our district has entered tion and the school board mon sense changes to the
in Fine Art, Rotary; Yes a n ew p h a s e o f ex c e l - must constantly monitor grading, bullying and drug
Committee (for OSD refer- lence with upgrades to our the changing budget to pro- dog policies. The third is
endums) Dane County Arts schools. We have ensured tect our teachers and staff the creation of the Arts Ini-
Grant Reader; Village Park high quality faculty that maintaining trust and qual- tiative celebrating the visu-

Board; Wisconsin Associa- will want to stay to pro- ity education. al and literary arts as an
tion of School Boards vide consistency and pos- What is the best way ongoing project.
Questions itive academic standards.
People will want to live in
for the district to keep
pace with innovations in
Why are you running Oregon, building a stronger learning?
a n d w hy a re yo u t h e community. This will be Keeping pace with inno-
best candidate to repre- the measure of success. vation is a must in an
sent the Oregon School Now that Oregon has ever-changing world. Pro-
had those two successful viding time to collaborate

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Oregon City-Wide
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Family: Susie (Spouse), Elliot (26), Compensation referendum, our measure
Alex (22), Nina (19), Mad- is whether we are retaining and attracting
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candidates for each office to be voted for, lot box and discard the sleeve, or deliv- in the square next to “yes” if in favor of
whose nominations have been certified er the ballot to an inspector for deposit. the question, or the elector shall make a
to or filed in this office, are given under The voter shall leave the polling place cross (X) in the square next to “no” if op-
the title of the office, each in its proper promptly. posed to the question.
column, together with the questions sub- A voter may select an individual to When using a tactile ballot marking
mitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, assist in casting his or her vote if the device (Vote-PAD) to mark a paper ballot,
in the sample ballot below. voter declares to the presiding official the elector shall obtain from the inspec-
INFORMATION TO VOTERS that he or she is unable to read, has dif- tors, the assistive device and any audio
Upon entering the polling place, a ficulty reading, writing or understanding or dexterity aids if required. The elector
voter shall state his or her name and ad- English or that due to disability is unable shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow
dress, show an acceptable form of photo to cast his or her ballot. The selected in- next to the name of the candidate of his
identification and sign the poll book be- dividual rendering assistance may not be or her choice for each office for which
fore being permitted to vote. If a voter is the voter's employer or an agent of that he or she intends to vote. To vote for a
not registered to vote, a voter may reg- employer or an officer or agent of a labor person whose name does not appear on
ister to vote at the polling place serving organization which represents the voter. the ballot, the elector shall write in the
his or her residence, if the voter presents The following is a sample of the name of the person of his or her choice
proof of residence in a form specified official ballot for the Village of Oregon, in the space provided, and fill in the oval
by law. Where ballots are distributed to Village of Brooklyn, Town of Rutland and or connect the arrow on the write-in line.
voters, the initials of two inspectors must Town of Oregon. On referendum questions, the elector
appear on the ballot. Upon being permit- Peggy Haag, Clerk shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow
ted to vote, the voter shall retire alone to VILLAGE OF OREGON next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or
a voting booth and cast his or her ballot the elector shall fill in the oval or connect
except that a voter who is a parent or Linda Kuhlman, Clerk the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the
guardian may be accompanied by the VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN question.
voter's minor child or minor ward. An Where Optical Scan Voting Systems
election official may inform the voter of Dawn George, Clerk are Used
the proper manner for casting a vote, but TOWN OF RUTLAND The elector shall fill in the oval or
the official may not in any manner advise connect the arrow next to the name of the
or indicate a particular voting choice. Denise Arnold, Clerk candidate of his or her choice for each
Where Optical Scan Voting is Used TOWN OF OREGON office for which he or she intends to vote.
The voter shall fill in the oval or Posted: March 16, 2017 To vote for a person whose name does
connect the arrow next to the name of Published: March 30, 2017 not appear on the ballot, the elector shall
the candidate of his or her choice for WNAXLP write in the name of the person of his or
each office for which he or she intends her choice in the space provided and fill
to vote. To vote for a person whose name *** in the oval or connect the arrow on the
does not appear on the ballot, the voter NOTICE OF SPRING write-in line. On referendum questions,
shall write in the name of the person of the elector shall fill in the oval or connect
his or her choice in the space provided
ELECTION AND the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the
for a write-in vote and fill in the oval or SAMPLE BALLOTS question, or the elector shall fill in the
connect the arrow next to the write-in APRIL 4, 2017 oval or connect the arrow next to “no” if
line. On referendum questions, the voter opposed to the question.
shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow
OFFICE OF THE OREGON When using an electronic ballot
next to "yes" if in favor of the question, or SCHOOL DISTRICT CLERK marking device (“Automark”) to mark
the voter shall fill in the oval or connect TO THE ELECTORS OF THE ORE- an optical scan ballot, the elector shall
the arrow next to "no" if opposed to the GON SCHOOL DISTRICT: touch the screen at the name of the can-
question. Notice is hereby given of a spring didate of his or her choice for each office
When using an electronic ballot election to be held In the Oregon School for which he or she intends to vote. To
marking device (“Automark”) to mark an District, on the 4th day of April, 2017 at vote for a person whose name does not
optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch which the officers named below shall be appear on the ballot, the elector shall
the screen at the name of the candidate chosen. The names of the candidates for type in the name of the person of his or
of his or her choice for each office for each office to be voted for, whose nomi- her choice in the space provided for a
which he or she intends to vote. To vote nations have been certified to or filed in write-in vote. On referendum questions,
for a person whose name does not ap- this office, are given under the title of the the elector shall touch the screen at
pear on the ballot, the voter shall type office, each in its proper column, togeth- “yes” if in favor of the question, or the
in the name of the person of his or her er with the questions submitted to a vote, elector shall touch the screen at “no” if
choice in the space provided for a write- for a referendum, if any, in the sample opposed to the question.
in vote. On referendum questions, the ballot below. Where Touch Screen Voting Sys-
voter shall touch the screen at "yes" if in INFORMATION TO ELECTORS tems are Used
favor of the question, or the voter shall Upon entering the polling place, an The elector shall touch the screen
touch the screen at "no" if opposed to elector shall state his or her name and next to the name of the candidate of his
the question. address and sign the poll book before be- or her choice for each office for which he
The vote should not be cast in any ing permitted to vote. If an elector is not or she intends to vote. To vote for a per-
other manner. Not more than five min- registered to vote, an elector may regis- son whose name does not appear on the
utes’ time shall be allowed inside a vot- ter to vote at the polling place serving his ballot, the elector shall type in the name
ing booth or machine. Sample ballots or her residence, if the elector presents of the person of his or her choice in the
or other materials to assist the voter in proof of residence in a form specified by space provided for a write-in vote. On
casting his or her vote may be taken into law. Where ballots are distributed to elec- referendum questions, the elector shall
the booth and copied. The sample ballot tors, the initials of two inspectors must touch the screen next to “yes” if in favor
shall not be shown to anyone so as to re- appear on the ballot. Upon being permit- of the question, or the elector shall touch
veal how the ballot is marked. ted to vote, the elector shall retire alone the screen next to “no” if opposed to the
If the voter spoils an optical scan to a voting booth and cast his or her bal-
ballot, he or she shall return it to an lot except that an elector who is a parent
election official who shall issue anoth- or guardian may be accompanied by the LEGALS continued on page 13 March 30, 2017 Oregon Observer 13
From LEGALS/page 12 deliver the ballot to an inspector for de-
posit. The elector shall leave the polling
be for “cause” as defined under § 17.001
and required by § 60.30(1e)(f).
place promptly. This ordinance is subject to approv-
question. After an official touch screen ballot al by the town electors in a referendum,
The vote should not be cast in any is cast, the elector shall leave the polling which is hereby called by the Town Board
other manner. Not more than five min- place promptly. to be held on the April 4, 2017 spring
utes time shall be allowed inside a vot- An elector may select an individual election.
ing booth or machine. Sample ballots or to assist in casting his or her vote if the THE REFERENDUM QUESTION
other materials to assist the elector in elector declares to the presiding official SHALL BE:
casting his or her vote may be taken into that he or she is unable to read, has dif- “SHALL THE PERSON HOLDING
the booth and copied. The sample ballot ficulty reading, writing or understanding THE OFFICE OF TOWN CLERK BE AP-
shall not be shown to anyone so as to re- English or that due to disability is unable POINTED BY THE TOWN BOARD?”
veal how the ballot is marked. to cast his or her ballot. The selected EXPLANATION:
If the elector spoils a paper or opti- individual rendering assistance may not A “YES” VOTE MEANS THAT YOU
cal scan ballot, he or she shall return it to be the elector’s employer or an agent of APPROVE MAKING THE CLERK’S PO-
an election official who shall issue anoth- that employer or an officer or agent of a SITION APPOINTED STARTING IN APRIL
er ballot in its place, but not more than labor organization which represents the 2019.
three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. A “NO” VOTE MEANS THAT THE
elector. If the ballot has not been initialed The following is a sample of the offi- CLERK’S POSITION WILL REMAIN AN
by two inspectors or is defective in any cial ballots: (see attachment) ELECTED POSITION.
other way, the elector shall return it to the ___s/__________________ Done in the TOWN OF RUTLAND on
election official, who shall issue a proper Krista Flanagan, JANUARY 4, 2017.
ballot in its place. After casting his or her Oregon School District Clerk ________________________
vote, the elector shall leave the voting Published: March 30, 2017 Dawn George, Clerk
booth, properly deposit the ballot and WNAXLP Published March 30, 2017
promptly leave the polling place. WNAXLP
The elector may spoil a touch screen ***
ballot at the voting station before the bal- ***
After Voting the Ballot TOWN OF RUTLAND NOTICE OF
After an official paper ballot is APRIL 4, 2017 SPRING ELECTION
marked, it shall be folded so the inside NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at LOCATION AND HOURS OF
marks do not show, but so the printed an election to be held in TOWN OF RUT-
endorsements and inspectors’ initials on POLLING PLACE
LAND, DANE COUNTY on APRIL 4, 2017, At the Spring Election to be held
the outside do show. The elector shall the following proposed REFERENDUM
leave the booth, deposit the ballot in the on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the Village
will be submitted to a vote of the people: of Oregon, Village of Brooklyn, Town of
ballot box, or deliver the ballot to an in- That, pursuant to Wis. Stat. §
spector for deposit, and shall leave the Rutland and Town of Oregon of Dane
60.30(1e)(a), the office of the town clerk County, Wisconsin, the following polling
polling place promptly. may be filled by appointment of a ma-
After an official optical scan ballot jority of the members-elect of the town
place locations will be used for the wards
is marked, it shall be inserted in the se- indicated:
board. Location, Wards
curity sleeve so the marks do not show. The term of office for the appoint-
After casting his or her vote, the elector Village of Oregon
ed position shall be set by the town Oregon Village Hall, 117 Spring
shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in board, but may not exceed 3 years per §
the voting device and discard the sleeve, St., Oregon, WI 53575, 1-6 & 11-12 AND
60.30(1e)(c). The town board may re-ap- People’s United Methodist Church, 103
or deliver the ballot to an inspector for point the officer for additional terms.
deposit. If a central count system is Alpine Parkway, Oregon, WI 53575, 7-10
However, removal by the town board
used, the elector shall insert the ballot in during a given term of office may only
the ballot box and discard the sleeve, or LEGALS continued on page 14


To vote for a person whose name is printed on the ballot, fill in the
arrow at the RIGHT of the name of the person for whom you desire to A p ril 4, 2017
vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot,
write the name in the blank space provided for the purpose.


C O U R T N E Y O D O R IC O ……………………… ……
Absent Elector's Ballot Issued By:
V O T E FO R O N E (Initials of Municipal Clerk or Deputy Clerk)

B AR B AR A A. F E E N E Y …………………………….

S C H O O L B O AR D A R E A IV : V ILLAG E O F B R O O K LY N , T O W N S OF Certification of Elector Assistance
O R E G O N , M O N T R O S E , B R O O K LY N AN D U N IO N
V O T E FO R O N E I certify that the within ballot was marked by me for an elector, who is
authorized under the law to have assistance upon request, and as directed
T IM L E B R U N ……. ……………………………… by the elector.
(Signature of assisting individual)
Gwen Maitzen …………………………………
14 March 30, 2017 Oregon Observer

Election: Maitzen, LeBrun vie for school board seat; 4 candidates for 3 OVB seats
Continued from page 1 for our students, competitive On the web Sime and Constables Nels work.”

facing challenger Lowell
Contested pay for employees and keep
taxes at a reasonable rate.”
Wethal and Shawn Hillestad.
In an email to the Observ-
Ace, 25, said he saw the
constable job as the “right
Read the Observer’s coverage of the
Holtz. At the county level,
they can choose between a
races LeBrun pointed to the
implementation of the edu-
March 23 candidate forum hosted er, Wollin Dunn, a Rutland
native who said she returned
start” to get involved in town
government. He added that
by the Oregon Area Chamber of
pair of judge candidates, Mar- School board: Gwen Mai- cator compensation plan and Commerce: to the town about a decade his experience working with
ilyn Townsend and Jill Karof- tzen (i) vs. Tim LeBrun strategic plan “to enhance ago, said she likes to summa- animals and being a “people
sky, for the circuit court. learning experiences” for stu- rize her political views using person” would make him a
Village Board (choose
dents as one major challenge “the A, B, Cs”: agriculture, good fit for the role.
Oregon School Board 3): Jeanne Carpenter for the district. He also men- business and community. “There’s quite a few older
(i), Darlene Groenier (i), tioned preparing for antici- Stapelmann, 34, is married “I believe in all the essen- people (in town government),
Maitzen and LeBrun will
face off for the Area IV seat Jenna Jacobson, Michael pated growth, particularly in with no children and works tials of community, such as just getting a little bit young-
on the school board. Stapelmann Fitchburg, “which will have a as a medical software tech- solid public education, safe er mind and a new generation
Maitzen, a retired district Town of Oregon consta- significant impact on district nician for Epic in Verona. and well-maintained roads, in there would be good,” Ace
teacher, was elected to her ble: Chester Ace vs. Kurt demographics, budgets and He holds a bachelor’s degree fair taxes, civil and support- said.
first term on the board in Maher buildings.” from UW-Madison. He said ive relationships among all The constable’s duties are
2014, winning election in if elected his first priority residents, thoughtful and edu- to enforce and prosecute vio-
Town of Rutland: Kelsey Village Board “would be to make sure I
a primary in February and Wollin Dunn vs. Dave cated forums regarding future lations of town ordinances.
then defeating incumbent Both of the newcomers in had good connections with needs for the town, and dili- All other races in the town
Grueneberg the other residents of Oregon
Wayne Mixdorf in the spring the Village Board race have gently retaining or improving are uncontested.
election. LeBrun, a business State superintendent: lived here since 2013. to make sure that what I was all necessary services such as
consultant, was co-chair of a Tony Evers (i) vs. Lowell Jacobson, 35, lives here doing matched up with what fire, EMS, and services for DPI
community group that sup- Holtz with her husband, Kyle, and the community wants and seniors,” she said. Evers, who was first elect-
ported the recent teacher Dane County circuit three children. She’s a stay- needs.” Grueneberg, who owns ed as state superintendent in
compensation referendum, court judge: Marilyn at-home mom who holds a He sees improving the the White Rock Bar, said he 2009, won the three-way pri-
and is running for political library and senior center key became familiar with town
Townsend vs. Jill Karofsky bachelor’s degree from Pur- mary race Feb. 21 by a wide
office for the first time. due University (2008) and projects the community wants government from his frequent margin.
Both are active volunteers has a strong interest in main- to see happen in coming appearances before the board Holtz took second place
challenges for the district are years. when he gave reports on the
in the community and are par- taining and promoting village over fellow challenger John
making sure public schools Groenier, 76, has served on race track. He said he’s run-
ents of children who attend- parks. Humphries, who both have
are “properly funded at the Village Board for a decade ning to fill the vacancy, and
ed district schools. Maitzen In a candidate question- courted the more “conserva-
state and federal levels,” pro- and has lived here since 1977. that there are no big problems
has lived in the district since naire, Jacobson told the tive” vote relative to Evers.
moting “smart” community She’s a retired account clerk, to tackle in the town at the
2001; LeBrun since 1991. Observer that if elected, a top The two challengers had to
growth and “carefully moni- the mother of four adult chil- moment.
In a candidate question- priority would be to hold pub- deal with a last-minute con-
tor(ing) our school budget so dren and a grandmother. She However, he pointed to the
naire submitted to the Observ- lic listening sessions on the troversy in the week before
that we can provide the best has 10 years of political expe- ongoing debate over a new
er, Maitzen said the next big village’s civic campus plan. that election when Hum-
rience, including as village town hall as something to be phries revealed an alleged
president. Groenier told the addressed, noting his prefer- deal offered to him by Holtz
From LEGALS/page 13 Road, Madison, WI 53716, 7 AM - 8 PM purpose of authorizing the District to buy
Observer that she’s proud of
Town of Brooklyn - Green County, and sell the following properties: ence in finding local people to before he submitted his candi-
Village of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Town Hall, 400 W. Main Street,
Brooklyn, WI 535217AM - 8 PM
A. To purchase the following real es-
tate (Wis. Stats. 120.08 (2c), 120.10 (5m)
working to bring new busi- do the work. dacy papers. The deal would
Brooklyn Community Building, 102
North Rutland Ave., Brooklyn, WI 53521,
Brooklyn/Village, Brooklyn Com-
munity Center, 102 N. Rutland Avenue,
and 120.13 (20)):
1. Residential Lot 58 (333 Oakmont
nesses to Oregon and also of “The thing that got every- have had the winner between
Town of Rutland
Brooklyn, WI 53521, 7 AM - 8 PM Street, Oregon) in the Bergamont Subdi- supporting the maintenance body all cranked up was the the two offer the loser a job in
Rutland Town Hall, 785 Center Road,
DUNN, Dunn Town Hall, 4156 CTH B,
McFarland, WI 53558, 7 AM - 8 PM
vision, Oregon, Wisconsin
B. Approval of the District’s pro- of village streets. big town hall (proposal),” he his administration.
Stoughton, WI 53589, 1 & 2
Town of Oregon
FITCHBURG, Wards 12-14, Fairways
Country Club, 2301 Traceway Drive,
posed sale of the lot located in the Ber-
gamont Subdivision described above in
Carpenter, 45, is married said. “It was a ‘Taj Mahal,’ Holtz is a former superin-
Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Road,
Oregon, WI 53575, 1-4
Wards 15, 16 & 18, Fitchburg Communi- paragraph A1, and the new home con- and the mother of a 20-year- but they do need something. tendent of three school dis-
ty Center, 5510 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI
53711., 7 AM - 8 PM
structed upon it, once the Oregon High
School home construction course is old daughter. A professional Let’s make it reasonable. If tricts in Wisconsin.
MONTROSE, Montrose Town Hall,
1341 Diane Avenue, Belleville, WI 53508,
cheese educator who’s lived you get the people involved, it Before he became state
If you have any questions concern-
ing your polling place, contact the mu-
7 AM - 8 PM Published: March 30 and April 6, 2017 in Oregon since 1998, she makes a happy medium.” superintendent in 2009, Evers
Oregon/Town, Oregon Town Hall, WNAXLP
nicipal clerk. 1138 Union Road, Oregon, WI 53575, 7 was first elected to the Village Town of Rutland voters was a superintendent in Oak-
Village of Oregon: Peggy Haag, 117
Spring Street, Oregon, WI 53575, (608)
AM - 8 PM
Oregon/Village, Wards 1,5,6 & 11 in
*** Board in 2013 and counts also have a referendum on field and the Verona Area
835-3118, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri.)
Village of Brooklyn: Linda Kuhlman,
Community Room at Oregon Village Hall,
117 Spring Street, Oregon, WI 53575, CIRCUIT COURT, among her proudest accom- the ballot on changing the School District.
210 Commercial St., Brooklyn, WI 53521, Wards 2, 3, 4, & 12 in Board Room at Or- DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO plishments the way that vil- clerk position from elected
(608) 455-4201, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
egon Village Hall, 117 Spring Street, Ore-
gon WI 53575, Wards 7-10, United Meth-
CREDITORS (INFORMAL lage trustees have worked to appointed. This measure Circuit court
Town of Rutland: Dawn George,
4177 Old Stage Road, Brooklyn, WI,
odist Church, 103 N. Alpine Parkway, ADMINISTRATION) IN THE “efficiently and profession- would take effect in 2019 if Karofsky and Townsend
Oregon, WI 53575, 7 AM - 8 PM MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
53521, (608) 455-3925, Call Number for
Rutland, Rutland Town Hall/Garage, DELENA N. SPINK ally to provide services to the referendum passes. The are running for Branch 12
Town of Oregon: Denise Arnold,
785 Center Road, Stoughton, WI 53589,
Clerk’s office is at 4177 Old Stage Rd., PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
Case No. 17PR176 residents, repair and improve current clerk is Dawn George. of the Dane County Circuit
1138 Union Road, Oregon, WI 53575,
(608) 835-3200, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn, WI 53521. The Clerk’s office is 1. An application for Informal Admin- more streets every year, work Court.
with developers to build more Town of Oregon
where inquiries for absentee voting istration was filed.
(Mon-Thurs.) should be directed., 7 AM - 8 PM
All polling places are accessible to Union, Evansville Fire Station, 425
2. The decedent, with date of birth Judge David Flanagan
elderly and disabled voters. Water Street, Evansville, WI 53536, 7 AM
April 15, 1932 and date of death February
23, 2017, was domiciled in Dane County,
housing to attract new resi- Neighbors will face each retired from the seat in
Notice of Meeting of the Local and
- 8 PM
Published: March 30, 2017
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing ad- dents, all while keeping taxes other in the Town of Oregon July, and Gov. Scott Walk-
Municipal Board of Canvassers
At the close of voting on Election
dress of 1161 Flint Road, Stoughton, WI
53589. at a low, steady rate.” constable race to succeed er’s appointed replacement,
3. All interested persons waived no-
Town of Rutland
Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis.
Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will
*** tice. Gary Wackett, who is not run- Clayton Kawski, did not seek
OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT 4. The deadline for filing a claim
convene as a joint meeting of the Local
SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT against the decedent’s estate is June 13, ning for re-election this year. the seat in this election.
Board of Canvassers and the Municipal
Board of Canvassers for the purpose of MEETING 2017. Kelsey Wollin Dunn and Chester Ace – the son of Karofsky is the executive
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
conducting the local and municipal can-
vasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and DATE: APRIL 10, 2017 County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton Dave Grueneberg are vying Town Chair Wayne Ace – and director of the Wisconsin
7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the TIME: 6:30 P.M. Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1005.
David A. Flesch
for a supervisor position that Kurt Maher are both running Office of Crime Victim Ser-
public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.
Posted: March 16, 2017
PLACE: NETHERWOOD Circuit Court Commissioner opened when incumbent Milt for the position, and both live vices, while Townsend is a
Published: March 30, 2017
WNAXLP Order of Business Barbara Schaefer
March 7, 2017
Sperle decided not to run. on County Hwy. D in the local attorney and has been
Call to Order
Roll Call
1731 New California Road
Livingston, WI 53554
Grueneberg and Wollin Dunn town. the Shorewood Hills munic-
Proof of Notice of Meeting and Ap- (608) 943-8315 were nominated at the town’s Maher, 50, who has run ipal judge since 2012.
proval of Agenda Published: March 16, 23 and 30, 2017
LOCATION OF AGENDA WNAXLP annual caucus on Jan. 21. All against Wackett in the past,
POLLING PLACES Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 120.08(2),
notice is hereby given to the qualified ***
other open town positions will said he sees the position as – UNG assistant editor
ELECTION electors of the Oregon School District, be on the ballot unopposed: “something different to do in Scott Girard contributed to
APRIL 4, 2017 that a special meeting will be held at
MUNICIPALITY, POLL HOURS 276 Soden Drive, Oregon, Wisconsin, on Chairman Mark Porter, Clerk my off-time when I’m not at this story
Blooming Grove, 1880 S. Stoughton Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. for the
Dawn George, Treasurer Kim

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Lerner: Upgrades include new fencing, benches, sign, bike racks, landscaping
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and summer include adding a new
sign, bike rack, landscaping and
seating area.
Miller and fellow Rotarians
Larry Mahr and Arlan Kay pre-
sented the proposed design plans
to the Park Commission for vil-
lage approval last month. The
stone benches and a table will be
donated by The Bruce Compa-
ny in the coming weeks, and the
sign will be made by students this
“It will be a more inviting space
than it currently is,” Miller said.
Student involvement Rendering courtesy Oregon Rotary Club
Oregon Rotarian Arlan Kay came
The original park sign from the up with the design for the new
1990s is parallel to North Burr sign at Lerner Conservation Park’s
Oak Avenue, but it gets hidden by entrance. Oregon High School stu-
the logos and storefronts of busi- dents will be constructing the sign
nesses. That sign may be relo- this semester.
cated elsewhere in the park once Photo by Samantha Christian
Oregon High School students The Oregon Rotary Club will be improving the Lerner Conservation Park entrance along North Burr Oak Avenue
finish constructing a two-sided,
8-foot-tall sign to be placed per- Park entrance this year. The group has already installed a split-rail fence, and they will likely move the original sign elsewhere
in the park and add a new sign that is perpendicular to the road so more people can see it. There will also be a
pendicular to the street.
While plans for which class- upgrades bicycle rack and stone table and benches.
es at OHS will do the work have honeysuckle, and plant wildflow- Others in the community have chance to visit this spot today
not yet been finalized, Nathaniel • Split-rail fencing er seeds. also been giving the park some on Burr Oak Ave. It has walking
Lease’s advanced welding and “They’ve got too many hormones extra attention. trails, viewing areas including
machine tool class will likely • Stone benches and table and too much energy,” Miller joked. In November, Kay told the benches, a marsh, a pond and
tackle the fabrication. Michael “It’s a fun day, because a lot of the Observer a “mystery artist” left a more. The industry noise was
• New sign kids have never seen a shovel and pair of sheet-metal wading birds overshadowed by the many spe-
Derrick’s art class will likely
work on Kay’s design for the sign • Bike racks they’re not used to working out- that appear to be “guarding the cies of birds. Next time, I am
and incorporate some 3-D met- doors … so we give them a taste. new gateway to the park.” bringing binoculars!”
al art shaped like various prairie • Landscaping They do a great job.” And last week, a local resident Miller said if you’re stealthy,
plants. posted a photo of the old sign you might just see deer or sand-
Park appreciation with a message about the park hill cranes back in the marsh per-
“The idea is (the finials) repre-
sent the grasses and flowers that park projects, he said. The Oregon Rotary Club funds that drew more than 70 likes on forming their dancing displays.
are in the prairie,” Miller said. “I Many Eagle Scouts have helped the development and maintenance the Oregon WI Information Face- “I’d like people to come out,”
think that’s the neat part of it, the build paths, bridges and plat- of Lerner Conservation Park, but book page. he said. “When things start to
fact that students will be working forms, and each year eighth-grad- Miller said the Village of Oregon The post, by Renae Sieling, bloom, there’s some really gor-
on it and we’re encompassing the ers from Oregon Middle School has been “very helpful and sup- read: “Feeling fortunate to live in geous areas out there.”
STEAM concept.” show up at Lerner Conservation portive,” including taking care of a community that supports natu-
S t u d e n t s h av e l o n g b e e n Park for a “field day” in May to the lawn mowing and signing off ral spaces. I am grateful to these Contact Samantha Christian at
involved with the Rotary Club’s help clear invasive species, like on project plans. organizations/businesses and the