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Kolar goes on record

VOL. 125, NO. 15 THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 SINGLE COPY PRICE: $1.25

against opting out...

Ousted chairman urges citizens to vote on the issue April 18
by KEVIN MURPHY County zoning. Thats the first town chair election to write-in
Times-Tribune time I said it, he told a small candidate Cynthia Richson.
audience at Monday nights Richson did not register to
town board meeting. run until after legislation (AB
Town of Middleton Chair
Kolar went on to say that he 109), sponsored by the Dane
Bill Kolar, who was defeated in
will vote against opting out at County Towns Association, was
a re-election bid last week,
the April 18 annual town meet- introduced last month that
came out wholeheartedly Mon-
ing. would change a binding vote on

City council moves ahead,

day against opting out of Dane
Ironically, the opt out issue opt out by residents into an ad-
County zoning.
figured into Kolar losing the
I favor staying under Dane ZONING, page 4

gradually, on plaza proposal

by ALEX CRAMER staff to have the property as- ments that might not otherwise
sessed in a move to ensure the have happened, and results in
city does its due diligence while material improvement for the
considering the purchase. city and increased tax revenue
The proposed city plaza took Alder Howard Teal (District in the future, after the city has
another step forward on Tues- 5) commented that it would be made back the money that it has
day of last week, with finance unusual to spend $1.3 million given.
committee members directing without an outside appraisal. The council has floated a
My first stipulation would couple of potential funding
be to do an assessment, Teal sources distinct from TIF, in-
said, noting that it would be the cluding selling naming rights
most fair and ... safest way to and applying for Wisconsin
spend public funds. Economic Development Corpo-
At the common council ration (WEDC) grants. But as
meeting on March 21, the alders Director of Community Devel-
sent the proposal to the finance opment Abby Attoun made
committee to find out what clear, WEDC grants which
funding sources are available may total 500,000 dollars
for the project besides Tax In- can only be applied to future de-
cremental Financing, or TIF. velopment, and cannot be used
TIF is a financing technique to pay for the properties up
that essentially borrows against front.
the future increased tax revenue And selling off naming rights Photos by Jeff Martin
of a parcel of land. TIF funds might prove to be trickier than The Middleton Public Library held a birthday party Monday, celebrating 90 years of
are used to improve a property, one might think. The City of books and so much more. Above, Chloe Zhang and her dad Chuan enjoy some birthday

Celebrating 90 great
thereby increasing the taxes the Middleton does not have a for- cake. Top, mayor-elect Gurdip Brar is served some birthday cake by Library Director
owner will pay on it. Generally, Jocelyne Sansing (far right) and Friends of the Library volunteers and Library staff.
TIF money enables improve- COUNCIL, page 5

years of transformation
Amanda Kingston, a
Middleton native, makes her

at the Middleton Library

debut as the First Lady in
Madison Operas Magic Flute
Mozarts enchanting opera
is coming to Overture Hall by JOCELYNE SANSING spending less on books and
more on radios, televisions
stronger than ever! It is a time
to celebrate, promote, and sup-
Library Director
Madison Opera presents and musical instruments. Con- port equal access, intellectual
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts cerned that Americans were freedom, and community con-
The Magic Flute on Friday, First sponsored in 1958, reading less, the ALA and the nections. From free access to
April 21 at 8 p.m.andSunday, National Library Week is a na- American Book Publishers books and online resources for
April 23 at 2:30 Over- tional observance sponsored formed a nonprofit citizens families to library business re-
ture Hall. by the American Library As- organization called the Na- sources that help support en-
Mozarts sublime opera is sociation (ALA) and libraries tional Book Committee in trepreneurship and innovation,
part fairy tale, part adventure across the country each April. 1954. libraries offer opportunity to
story, and all enchantment. It is a time to celebrate the The committees goals were all.
Written in the last year of his contributions of our nations ambitious: they ranged from The theme for 2017 Na-
life, it has been enjoyed around libraries and librarians, and to encouraging people to read in tional Library Week is Li-
the world for over two cen- promote library use and sup- their increasing leisure time, braries Transform, and the
turies. port. improving incomes and Middleton Public Library has
Set in a fairy-tale world of All types of libraries - health, and developing strong come a long way since its in-
day and night, the opera follows school, public, academic and and happy family lives. ception in 1907. Long-gone
special - participate. Over sixty years later Na- are the days of shushing.
In the mid-1950s, research tional Library Week is
Amanda Kingston showed that Americans were LIBRARY, page 9
OPERA, page 5
Local Teacher Awarded International

Fellowship to study in Japan this summer

Andrew Hartman, a teacher cursions They also wrote a two-page
at Middleton High School, was are planned narrative describing their inter-
awarded a 2017 Keizai Koho to allow est in Japan and how they plan
Center Teacher Fellowship to the fellows to use the program to develop
travel and study in Japan to learn specific curriculum skills. Only
fromJune 25th to July 6th, this a b o u t ten fellows have been selected
summer. Fellows will have the Japanese throughout Canada and the US.
opportunity to learn about the culture The Keizai Koho
Japanese economy, various and soci- Hartman Center(KKC) is an independ-
businesses, and contemporary ety. ent, nonprofit organization affil-
Japanese society, as well as In order iated with Keidanren (Japan
participate in roundtable discus- to be eligible for this fellowship Business Federation). Estab-
sions with educators and busi- fellows must have skills and ex- lished in 1978, Keizai Koho
ness leaders during a ten-day perience in developing curricu- Center has served as a platform
stay in Japan. The Keizai Koho lum and a strong interest in for the Japanese business com-
Center covers all costs associ- Japan, have never lived in Japan munity to interact with key
ated with international fellow- nor visited Japan on a similar stakeholders inside and outside

Area Girl
ship. study tour, and be middle or of Japan.
Highlights of the fellowship high school classroom teachers Inquiries regarding the 2017
include visits to Japanese of Economics, Social Studies, KKC Fellowship may be di-

schools, major companies, and Geography or History. Fellows rected to Katsuko
industrial facilities. In addition, had to submit a lesson plan on Shellhammer at kkcfellow-

home stay and sightseeing ex- Japan earlier in the fall. ship@us-japan,org

More than
130 gather to
celebrate 105
years of the
On March 12, approxi-
mately130 Girl Scouts ranging Photos contributed
from Daisy to Senior Scouts Above: Girls Scouts from Troop #8052 (Shienna and Piper)
from the Cross Plains/Middle- along with Troop #7108 (Sabrina and Megan) celebrate the Girl
ton communities gathered to- Scout Birthday by making a craft together
gether to celebrate the Top: Junior Girl Scout Piper from Troop #2071 helps out
105th year of the national organ- Daisy Girl Scouts Mila and Aubrey from Troop # 8022 make
edible bracelets.

ization. were donated to the local area

Juliette Gordon Low founded Red Cross. They were also able
the Girl Scout organization on to collect over $325, which was
March 12, 1912 in Savannah, donated to the Middleton Out-
Georgia. reach Ministry (MOM) Food
As part of the celebration, the Pantry.
girls played games, made edible Juliette Gordon Low would
bracelets, ate cupcakes and also have loved to be a part of such
found time to support their local a wonderful event where girls
community. At the event, the of all ages came together for an
Girl Scouts frosted and deco- afternoon of fun and service in
rated over 600 cookies that their local area communities.

LEATHERSICH, (Klarmer) Selig. Suzanne en- de la Parra; her very near and laughter, for that is how she will Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1

joyed so many things in her life, dear sister Katherine Donelson; remember you. If you can only PM until 4 PM and would love
golf, snowmobiling, dancing, wonderful nieces, nephews, remember her with tears, then to have friends stop by to say
the Left Guard, her Halloween spouses and in-laws, and one dont remember her at all. The hello and reminisce.
MIDDLETON-Suzanne M. costumes and wonderful mem- old bat. In addition to her par- family wishes to extend a spe- Online condolences may be
Leathersich, age 68, passed ories. Mostly she loved to ents, Suzanne was preceded in cial thank you to the entire staff made online at www.gunder-
away among a lot of love on laugh. Suzanne is survived by death by her beloved brother of Meriter Hospital and mostly
Saturday, April 8, 2017. She her beloved husband John of 31 James Jerome Selig and memo- to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. for Gunderson West
was born on April 17, 1948 in years; an extraordinary daugh- rable sister Janet Rae Walker. the total love and care they pro- Funeral & Cremation Care
Appleton, the daughter of the ter Kathryn (Corkie) Bolz and Suzanne would like everyone to vided. John, Corkie and Ryan 7435 University Avenue
her husband Ryan; stepson Leo remember her with smiles and will be at the Mid Town Pub on (608)831-6761

late Elmer and Florence

Round It Up for Lymphoma Campaign Raises More than $1 Million

to Fund Research Aimed at Finding a Cure for Lymphoma Cancer
A fundraising effort that selflessness of our customers were formed, 14 new lym- utive Officer of the Lymphoma
brought together more than 930 and employees, said Keith phoma treatment drugs and 63 Research Foundation. As the
retail locations throughout the Hoogland, President of High- research grants have been ap- nations largest organization
United States - including one land Ventures, Ltd. proved. dedicated exclusively to sup-
here in the Good Neighbor City The fundraising began March The continued support of porting innovative lymphoma
- resulted in more than $1 mil- 10 and continued through Family Video and the generos- research programs, we believe
lion raised for much needed re- March 26 at all stores in the ity of its customers during that the funds and awareness
search to find a cure for Highland Ventures family. Round it Up has directly en- generated from unique partner-
lymphoma cancer. Now in its sixth year, the abled the Lymphoma Research ships such as Round it Up will
Highland Ventures, Ltd. and Round It Up for Lymphoma Foundation to invest critical re- help to move us closer to a cure
its family of retail brands, fundraising campaign has raised search funding into some of than ever before.
which includes Family Video more than $6.8 million. All todays most exciting areas of
(on Century Avenue), Marcos monies raised have and will blood cancer research, said
Pizza, Stay Fit 24 and Digital continue to be donated to High- Meghan Gutierrez, Chief Exec-
Doc, came together this March land Ventures, Ltd. philan-
to host the sixth annual Round thropic partners Lymphoma
It Up for Lymphoma campaign. Research Foundation (LRF) and
The fundraising included the Hoogland Lymphoma
rounding up customer transac- Biobank at University of
tions to the nearest dollar. Plus, Chicago Medicine. Since 2012,
several store managers took the when the charity partnerships
initiative to host silent auctions,
organize events such as 5K
runs/walks, and several other
donation opportunities.
Each year we set our expec-
tations high, seeking to come
close to or surpass $1 million

Donald R. Harrop celebrates

dollars. Nevertheless, we still
cannot believe just how impact-

100th birthday on April 23

ful Round It Up has become.
There are countless stories dur-
ing the two-and-a-half weeks
coming out of the stores that
There will be an open house on Sunday, April 23 in St. demonstrate the tremendous
Bernard Middleton Parish Hall following the 11:00 mass
until 4:00 p.m. Your presence is the best gift you can
Plan Commission approved

contract for DNR grant and TIF

for Greenway Station parking
by CAMERON BREN The developer, Jacob Klein, recommend approval to the
owns the parcels 6612 through common council. The motion
6630 on Century Ave. While it passed unanimously.
remains to be seen what price The plan commission also
The City of Middletons plan
hell request for two of those granted concept approval for
commission has approved a
parcels, hes listed the trailhead TIF request from the developers
contract from the DNR that
as a feature to a proposed 96- of Market West Apartments in
would reimburse the city for
unit apartment adjoining them. Greenway Station. The lot
half the cost of purchasing two
Given that Klein is support- would be available for public
properties to create a trailhead
ive of the trailhead, its likely use. Attoun said the cost esti-
on Century Ave. for the Pheas-
hell work with the city to find mate for the project is
ant Branch conservancy.
a reasonable cost, but should $315,000.
The city requested state aid
that not happen, Attoun says Alder Hans Hilbert raised
to purchase two parcels to de-
there would be a process for the concerns about the cost to go
velop a regional trailhead that
city to get out of the contract from asphalt to concrete.
will include a shelter with pic-
with the DNR. Commission member Ed El-
nic area, restrooms, parking
If we are not able to work skamp said he would like to see
area and storm water runoff en-
out something with Jacob a northern connection to the
hancements. It would serve the
Klein, say the price is five times Market West parking area, so
existing bike/pedestrian path in

Pocan Announces Middletons William Donohoe

the appraised value, if some- that vehicles are not required to
the Pheasant Branch Conser-
thing like that were to happen back out of the parking lot.
Photo contributed

IV Offered Admission to U.S. Naval Academy

and the city decides we dont The proposal is only for con-
The total estimated project
want to move forward with ac- ceptual approval so Market
cost is $344,500. The grant
quiring those properties using West architects and engineers
would cover 50 percent, cutting
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) is pleased to announce that St. Am- this grant then Im sure there are will revise based on commis-
the cost to $172,250 from the
brose Academy senior William Donohoe IV, from Wisconsins 2nd Congressional District, has some formal steps wed need to sion comments before brought
state and the rest would likely
been offered an appointment to the Class of 2021 at the United States Naval Academy. take with the DNR to get out of back for further approval. The
be covered by TIF or capital
I would like to commend William Donohoe IV, who has been invited to attend our nations the contract but Im sure it is total cost of the TIF request was
budget funding, should the
Naval Academy, said Rep. Pocan. William is well acquainted with challenging academic and feasible, Attoun said. not specified.
common council approve it.
extracurricular workloads and his leadership experience will make him an excellent addition to Attoun explained that the let- Commission member Cindy
Director of community de-
this years class at the Naval Academy. I am certain that he will represent Wisconsin and our ter from the DNR says the city Zellers made a motion to ap-
velopment Abby Attoun said
nation honorably. has one year from the date of prove the concept for the public
approving the contract was the
Williams nomination process began with an evaluation by a board of volunteers comprised the letter to acquire the property parking lot at the property west
first step in the process. Next,
of community leaders, along with active and retired service members from the 2nd Congressional before the grant expires. of Market West Apartments and
the city will have to negotiate
District. The assembled board then recommended students for Rep. Pocan to nominate, including Commission member Jim to recommend approval to the
with the developer who cur-
William Donohoe IV. After the completion of the nomination process, the final admission decision Wexler made a motion to ap- common council. The motion
was determined by the United States Naval Academy. rently owns the properties, she
prove the contract for the out- passed unanimously.
door recreation grant, and

ZONING continued from page 1

visory one. Although their campaign AB 109, which the Assembly didnt go to the Capitol and op- others who mistakenly said he a binding vote on withdrawing
Unlike Town Board Supervi- signs were posted together (in approved and sent to the State pose it, Getty told Kolar. was. from county zoning before vot-
sor Tim Roehl, who is also a this and prior elections), Kolar Senate last week, to be intro- Kolar said he doesnt see Regardless of the elections ers on April 18.
DCTA lobbyist, Kolar did not would not directly say if he felt duce or Act 178, enacted last himself as a politician or some- outcome, the residents will have The ordinance was a tough
support AB 109. However, he voters lumped him and Roehl year to allow towns to opt out of one who lobbies the Legisla- a vote on opt out next week, sell as Getty and others skepti-
was swept out of office (along together. Dane County zoning. ture. Instead, Kolar was busy Kolar said. cal of tying the ordinance to a
with with Roehl) in a strong Ive served on the board While Kolar would not say it this month wrapping up his ca- It will be the peoples state law that could be modified
push back against opting out with Tim for eight years. I ap- was a mistake not to come out reer as a project manager at choice, not the boards, he by AB 109 which the State Sen-
and taking away the residents preciate what Tim has done for against AB 109, Joe Getty, a Kremer Bros. Construction. said. ate could take up in May.
right to vote on it. the town, but Tim didnt town resident and opponent of During the weeks before the Roehl and Board Supervisor Renteria said he doubted the
I let others define me to the speak for me or the town board the bill said it may have made a election, Kolar said he came out Paul Connell were absent from Legislature could pass a law
voters, Kolar said after Mon- on AB 109, Kolar said. difference in the election. against AB 109 but said that Mondays meeting, where an that applied retroactively.
days meeting. Kolar said he never asked for I dont know why you message was drowned out by ordinance was approved to put Neither Board Supervisor
Gary Whitney nor Renteria said
they had yet made up their
minds on how they would vote
on opting out.
Kolar said passing the ordi-
nance was necessary to put the
vote on opt out before town res-
idents, which is what democ-
racy is all about.
It will be decided next week
Tuesday night. I urge everyone
to come vote, said Kolar.
Town Administrator David
Shaw said residents will be re-
quired to show their photo ID in
order to vote at the town annual


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Prince Tamino and the bird- has been called a fairy tale for Royal Opera. Alan Dunbar, tively. engagement events for the pub- tirement Community; and an in-
catcher Papageno as they em- both adults and children, with a who has sung many roles at Rounding out the cast is Mid- lic to attend before opening depth discussion of the opera at
bark on a mission to rescue story that works on many levels, Madison Opera, most recently dleton native Amanda Kingston night of The Magic Opera Up Close, including a
Pamina, the daughter of the all set to Mozarts glorious Schaunard in La Bohme, sings making her debut as the First Flute. These include a presen- roundtable with The Magic
Queen of the Night. Pamina music. Im so delighted to be the role of the bird-catcher, Pa- Lady; Matthew Scollin debut- tation of Ingmar Bergmans Flute artists.
had been kidnapped by sharing it again with Madison, pageno. Caitlin Cisler, who ing as the Speaker of the Tem- 1975 film The Magic Flute at
Sarastro, the leader of a reli- with an incredible cast, director, sang the title role in The Daugh- ple; and Madison favorite Cinematheque; an exploration More information is avail-
gious order, but it turns out that and conductor. ter of the Regiment here, returns Robert Goderich singing the of Mozart and his many operas able
exactly who is good and who The large cast features as the Queen of the Night; First Priest/Armored Man. at Opera Novice; a community cation.
is evil is not always what it singers both familiar and new to Nathan Stark, who played Dan Rigazzi, who has been preview at Capitol Lakes Re-
appears. Along the way to hap- the Madison Opera Sulpice in the same opera, sings on the directing staff at the Met-
pily-ever-after, Pamina, stage. Amanda Woodbury de- Sarastro, the Queens nemesis. ropolitan Opera for ten years,
Tamino, and Papageno face buts as Pamina; she won the Madison Operas Studio makes his Madison Opera debut
many challenges, but are as- Metropolitan Opera National Artists, both current and former, with this beautiful production
sisted by a magic flute, magic Council Auditions in 2014 and are prominently featured. Stu- that incorporates some steam-
bells, a trio of guiding spirits, this season sang Juliet in dio Artist alums Scott Brun- punk elements into its fairy-tale
and their own clear-eyed sense Romeo and Juliet at the scheen and Kelsey Park return setting. Gary Thor Wedow, a
of right and wrong. Met. Andrew Bidlack debuts as Monostatos and the Second renowned Mozart conductor,
The Magic Flute has been as Tamino; he was named one Lady. Current Studio Artists makes his mainstage debut with
beloved around the world since of operas 25 Rising Stars by Anna Polum, Anna Parks, and this opera, after having con-
its 1791 premiere, says Opera News in 2015 and this James Held sing Papagena, the ducted Opera in the Park in
Kathryn Smith, Madison season sang at both the Metro- Third Lady, and the Second 2016 and 2012.
Operas General Director. It politan Opera and Londons Priest/Armored Man, respec- Madison Opera offers many

COUNCIL continued from page 1

mal policy on naming rights. As that, the City does not have to While the first real deadline provals for moving forward on
Attoun points out, no one own the property to apply for may not come until the options a property appraisal.
wants Wal-Mart swooping in the grant and there is no penalty expire in August, for Attoun, the
and naming the plaza, which for applying for a grant and not next step is clear: to go to the
might happen if rights are be- accepting it. Council on 4/18 to get ap-
stowed based solely on a dollar
amount or percentage of cost.
Though they passed no bind-
ing motion, the council seemed
in agreement that, if naming
rights are to be offered at all, it
would be more prudent to offer
them for individual components
of the plaza, rather than the
whole project. Council Presi-
dent Susan West motioned for
city staff to look into an official
naming-rights policy for the
city moving forward.
For the moment, it looks as if
the city will have to pay the full
$1.3 million out of the TIF Dis-
trict 3 fund if the council opts to
move forward with the project.
The council is proceeding
carefully and seems to wish to
avoid appearing to rush into the
project. By looking under every
stone, the plaza advocates hope
to avoid alienating those who
might balk at the $1.3 million
acquisition cost, especially
when measured against the neb-
ulous, intangible potential ben-
efits of a downtown plaza.
Alder JoAnna Richard (Dis-
trict 3) cautioned that moving
too quickly might cause the
project to lose support. In mo-
tioning to direct city staff to
have the property appraised and
recommending city staff look
into a naming-rights policy,
Alder West identified accom-
plishable steps to continue the
process. I want to find a way to
keep this thing moving for-
ward, she said.
Alder Howard Teal (District
5) wants to make sure the
process doesnt get ahead of it-
self. Lets say we go ahead,
write the check, and now we
own the place. This is step one.
Does anybody care to guess or
say what step two is? Is demo-
lition the next step?
His point was clear: how
much would demolition cost?
Or, do we have an idea of how
much this thing would cost,
even before development?
T. Wall properties owns one
of the four buildings in ques-
tion, and has the options for the
other three. Originally slated to
expire in March, the developer
has extended the options on the
properties until August. The
first deadline to act comes in
June, when the city must apply
for the first of a possible two
$250,000 WEDC grants. How-
ever, Director Attoun points out
Calling all birders and nature lovers

For anyone interested in birding or guide to Wisconsin birds. 2015 fieldwork and explain how any- Society for Ornithology, the Wisconsin to come.
simply curious about the variety of Bill Mueller, Director of the Western one can contribute to the Atlas by col- DNR, and the Western Great Lakes For more information about this
avian wildlife in our state, the Middle- Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, lecting data on birds and their behavior. Bird and Bat Observatory. The Wis- event and to register online, visit the
ton Public Library will host an infor- and Mike Reese, Director of Volun- The Atlas is a volunteer effort, with consin Breeding Bird Atlas II project Librarys events calendar at midli-
mational event on Wednesday, May teers for the Atlas project, will discuss birdwatchers, nature centers, nonprofit will run from 2015 to 2019 and will More information
3rd, at 6:30 PM on the efforts under- the enormous undertaking involved in organizations and government agen- update and expand on the findings of about the Wisconsin Breeding Bird

Scott Walker and the Rise of Rural Consciousness

way to update the Wisconsin Breeding revising and updating the Atlas. They cies working together in a project co- the first atlas and provide critical Atlas II project can be found at wso-
Bird Atlas, the authoritative reference will also present findings from the ordinated jointly by the Wisconsin data for conservation of birds for years

The Middleton Public Librarys pop- Copies of the book will be available for ice and a Professor in the Department way they understand public affairs. In Michigan.
ular Scholard for Life lecture series purchase courtesy of A Room of Ones of Political Science at the University of addition to The Politics of Resentment, The Scholard for Life lecture series
continues on Thursday, May 11th, with Own bookstore. The lecture will begin Wisconsin-Madison. She is also an af- she is the author of Talking about Pol- is made possible by a partnership be-
Professor of Political Science Kather- at 7:00 PM in the librarys lower-level filiate faculty member in the School of itics: Informal Groups and Social Iden- tween the Middleton Public Library
ine Cramer, author of The Politics of Archer Room. The library encourages Journalism and Mass Communication, tity in American and co-author of and the UW-Madison Speakers Bu-
Resentment: Scott Walker and the Rise those interested in attending to submit the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, Democracy at Risk: How Political reau. Past lectures have featured topics
of Rural Consciousness. Professor their name and email address via the the Elections Research Center. Cramer Choices Have Undermined Citizenship such as mathematics, U.S. History, and
Cramer will discuss the book and her Librarys events calendar at midli- is known for her innovative approach and What We Can Do About It. She astronomy.

World class cheese tasting comes to local church

years of field research examining rural to the study of public opinion, in which earned her undergraduate degree at the For a complete list of all lectures
resentment toward cities and its impli- Katherine J. Cramer is Director of she invites herself into the conversa- University of Wisconsin-Madison and throughout 2017, visit
cations for contemporary politics. the Morgridge Center for Public Serv- tions of groups of people to listen to the her Ph.D. from the University of

Bill Schlinsog will de- Dairy Product Marketing

liver a cheese tasting pres- Specialist with the Wiscon-
entation at St. Lukes sin Department of Agricul-
Lutheran Church, 7337 ture for 37 years.
Hubbard Ave, at 11 a.m. on Bill is a certified judge of
Thursday, April 20. state and county cheese
Schlinsog, a Middleton contests, and has served as
resident, is a Cheese Spe- a judge for the American
cialist and Dairy Consult- Cheese Society and was
ant. Schlinsog served as a Chief Judge for the Wiscon-
Wisconsin cheese maker sin State Fair. Bill was a
and a dairy plant manager Chief Judge for both the
for several companies, be- United States Cheese Con-
ginning with Schlinsog test and the World Champi-
Dairy, established by onship Cheese contest
Schlinsogs father in 1943. sponsored annually by the
Bill completed the Univer- Wisconsin Cheese Makers
sity of Wisconsin Dairy Association and now serves
course in 1947. Prior to his as Chief Judge Emeritus.
retirement, Bill worked as: Bill has also judged cheese

Wine walk to return to downtown Middleton for 12th year

food inspector; Cheese internationally in Germany, Bill Schlinsog will deliver a cheese tasting presentation at St. Lukes Lutheran Church on Thursday, April 20.
Public domain photo

Grading Specialist; and Switzerland and Italy.

The Downtown Middleton Guests will start the evening to each business as desired; tizers to compliment the wines. and Momentum Floral & Decor. be purchased at Marilyns Salon
Business Association, (DMBA), at the BMO Harris Bank where enjoy tasting one ounce of a red The participating businesses Many of the businesses will (1833 Parmenter Street), start-
will host a Spring Wine Walk on they will receive a wine glass wine, one ounce of a white include BMO Harris Bank, Z. also be offering specials for the ing at 5:00 AM. Plan to stop by
Thursday, May 4 from 5 to 8 and a wristband. Each guest will wine. Bella Boutique, Dinys Jewel- evening. Gunderson Funeral early that day. Only 250 tickets
p.m. plan their adventure, proceeding A selection of wines will be ers, National Mustard Museum, Home and Cremation has gen- will be sold at $25.00 each.
featured from South Africa, Tradition Childrens Market, erously donated the wine The Spring Wine Walk is a
Chile, Australia, France and Middleton Dress Company, glasses for this event. fundraiser and a portion of the
many from California. Busi- Simon Real Estate, Barriques Get your tickets now for the proceeds will be donated to the
nesses will offer delicious appe- Wines, Hallman Lindsay Paints Downtown Middleton Wine Gildas Club by the DMBA. We
Walk. Tickets sell out quickly, will be accepting cash and
$25.00 ea. What a fun night. checks only; please no charge
The tickets will go on sale on cards.
Thursday, April 13th. They can

and momentary pleasure. equal growth, average top citizenry. Like the elements of
It has to do with being aware CEOs now make over 300 a human body, all parts con-
- living with our eyes and hearts times what typical workers tribute in unique ways to the
open. It has to do with cultivat- earn. physical health of the collective
ing gratitude for what we have, What would the outcome be whole. We need diversity and
instead of constantly grasping if business and government individuality.
for more. leaders asked themselves this The truth of our differences
When we live by the Golden question, How would I feel if lives side by side with the truth

Thoughts on
Rule, we live with imagination. my wages or the wages of my of our equal-ness. Imagining
the number of children who were plenty of minimum paying We thoughtfully consider that son or daughter, fell behind my that truth, holding it in our

the Shrinking
lived in poverty and qualified jobs as farm laborers, fast-food we, as individuals, are not alone bosses salary by 997% hearts when we make decisions
for free or reduced lunch had restaurant servers, etc., and in in our desires to live healthy, What would happen if they as leaders, as voters and in our
Middle Class and
grown greatly. some families both of the par- meaningful and comfortable asked, Would I want to inherit everyday interactions, is a true

the Golden Rule

The background knowledge ents worked two of those jobs to lives. When we live by the or do I want my children and form of patriotism.
and experiences of the children make ends meet. Golden Rule, we provide living grandchildren to inherit un- How did we become a nation
were disparagingly different. Im not an economist, and so wages to our workers and pay drinkable water and unbreath- that supports and even cele-
My career life began as an Half of the kiddos watched often when the subject of losing prices that support those wages. able air so that a few people brates extreme wealth and nar-
early childhood educator. In my Sesame Street, went on summer the American middle-class is According to an article by could make even greater profits cissism more than the Golden
first years of teaching kinder- vacations and some even had a talked about, it is on an eco- Lawrence Mishel and Alyssa by rolled back environmental Rule? One of the first answers
garten, 1981-1985, the majority computer in their home. nomic basis only. Being a Davis in the July 1, 2015 Eco- protections? that comes to my mind is that
of children in my class were But, a growing number came writer, Im an observer. What nomic Institute article, Living by the Golden Rule we forgot to be grateful. We
middle class. A few were the to school without having the ba- Ive observed is that the shift in Over the last several means recognizing that we are forgot to say thank you on a
children of doctors and lawyers sics. Much of their food came our countrys economy and op- decades, inflation-adjusted all in this together. Living by daily basis, for the things that
and big business owners, and from the food pantry or food portunities has more to do with CEO compensation increased the Golden Rule means that we make up true happiness and
only a handful were from eco- stamps, clothes were hand-me- morals than money. from $1.5 million in 1978 to look for solutions to economic contentment.
nomically poor families. downs or rummage sale finds Having a strong middle class, $16.3 million in 2014, or 997 problems in ways that do unto We looked for gross national
After the first five years I and school was the first intro- from my point of view, has to percent, a rise almost double others the way wed like things product instead of gross na-
took a hiatus from teaching to duction to books. Their school do with citizens, and especially stock market growth. Over the done onto ourselves. tional happiness. You can add
stay home with my only child, supplies and backpacks, as well the leaders of government and same time period, a typical When we live with humility, all of the external rewards in the
also hoping that by eliminating as their winter clothing were business, living by the Golden workers wages grew very little: our own importance is not world and they will never equal
the stress of working full time, gotten through generous dona- Rule. It has to do with humility the annual compensation, ad- above or below the importance real happiness.
Id be able to conceive a second tions of teachers, churches and and a deep sense of gratitude. It justed for inflation, of the aver- of others. Of all that is said in The middle class is like the
one. other individuals or civic has to do with true patriotism age private-sector production our constitution, that all men fulcrum of a teeter-totter. A
When that didnt happen and groups who pitched in. and a sense of service. and nonsupervisory worker are created equal is essentially strong, wide one keeps the ends
my daughter was in the second It wasnt that the parents did- It has more to do with wis- (comprising 82 percent of total one of the most, if not the most of the plank from extreme highs
grade, I returned to the class- nt work. Its just that, like in dom than smarts, and more with payroll employment) rose from important phrase given to guide and lows. While that might be
room. the rest of the country, manufac- cooperation than competition. It $48,000 in 1978 to just $53,200 our nation. more fun on the playground, its
This time the demographics turing and other jobs that paid a has to do with knowing the dif- in 2014, an increase of only We are blessed by the rich- not a very wise way to run a

City Court Report

were markedly different. I was living wage declined. There ference between real happiness 10.9 percent. Due to this un- ness of the individuality of our country.
in the same school district, but

WI 53703 Love Padgett, Eric A, 28, Zones and Posted Limits, 53562
Halverson, Todd G, 53, Ex- Operating while Suspended, 10/10/2016, $98.80, 420 W Virnig, Benjamin Leo, 20,
ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- 10/20/2016, $124.00, 2815 Gorham St # 110, Madison, WI Seatbelt Required Oper/Pass,
Finding Date: bon Road, #106, Cross Plains, its, 10/09/2016, $98.80, 3533 Hauk St # 218, Madison, WI 53703 07/09/2016, $0.00, 8550 Stone-
11/03/2016 WI 53528 Salerno Ct #7, Middleton, WI 53704 Perez, Osvaldo, 37, Operat- brook Circle, Middleton, WI
through 11/03/2016 Carranza-Rojas, Imelda, 29, 53562 Maloney, Linda L, 58, Ob- ing w/o a Valid Drivers Li- 53562
Operating while Suspended, Hollenzer, Justin L, 35, Im- structing Traffic, 10/14/2016, cense, 10/13/2016, $124.00, Williams, Odessa J, 54, Pos-
Adams, Darren M, 33, Ex- 10/21/2016, $124.00, 7405 Old proper Right Turn, 10/07/2016, $98.80, 1706 Grafton Rd, 6321 Pheasant Ln Apt 4, Mid- session of Controlled Sub-
ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- Sauk Rd # 8, Madison, WI $98.80, 2204 Parmenter St, Madison, WI 53716 dleton, WI 53562 stance, 10/09/2016, $187.00, 9
its, 04/27/2016, $124.00, 7139 53717 Middleton, WI 53562 Mancl, David L, 33, Operat- Rakow, Susan J, 62, Operat- Mesa Ct #3, Madison, WI
Peak View Way, Middleton, WI Chavis, Britni T, 27, Operat- Hopmann, Keith M, 28, Non ing while Suspended, ing while Suspended, 53719
53562 ing while Suspended, Registration, 10/15/2016, 10/12/2016, $124.00, 104 N 10/09/2016, $124.00, 1022 Wipperfurth, Rodney P, 41,
Akosa, Melvin C, 45, Ex- 10/18/2016, $124.00, 2321 $38.00, 203 Sunnyfield Ct # B, Water St, Albany, WI 53502 Troy Dr, Madison, WI 53704 Operating after revocation,
ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- Waltham Rd, Madison, WI Watertown, WI 53098 Marbry, Nathan T, 32, Oper- Rodriguez De La Cerda, Ri- 10/21/2016, $124.00, 4333
its, 09/21/2016, $98.80, 7234 53711 House, Kenneth W, 54, Pos- ating after revocation, cardo, 24, Non Registration, Doncaster Dr, Madison, WI
E. Valley Ridge Drive, Madi- Chen, Song, 29, Deviation session of Controlled Sub- 10/13/2016, $124.00, 3317 10/18/2016, $98.80, 609 Bram 53711
son, WI 53719 from Designated Lane, stance, 10/09/2016, $187.00, Turnberry Dr, Janesville, WI St, Madison, WI 53713 Ziegler, Tyler James, 19, Op-
Alvarez Lozano, Manuel 10/21/2016, $98.80, 4673 1313 Tempkin Ave # 2, Madi- 53546 Sanchez, Fredit Nmi, 32, erating after revocation,
A, 44, Non Registration, Hayes Road, Apt. B, Madison, son, WI 53705 Marquardt, Thomas Operating after revocation, 10/10/2016, $124.00, 710 N
10/23/2016, $98.80, 7533 Car- WI 53704 Jimenez, Jose A, 20, Exceed- Jaye, 28, Theft, 05/19/2016, 10/15/2016, $124.00, 5700 Highway Contract Dr, Madison,
rington Dr Apt A, Madison, WI Davey, Katherine I, 50, Ex- ing Zones and Posted Limits, $144.00, 5807 Williamsburg Highland Way Apt 210, Middle- WI 53718.
53719 ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- 10/16/2016, $124.00, 2070 Way, Fitchburg, WI 53719 ton, WI 53562
Anderson-Carter, Ebony its, 10/09/2016, $98.00, 341 Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI Matuszak, Andrew S, 21, Schmalz, James J, 61, Ex-
S, 25, Operating while Sus- Riverside Dr, Madison, WI 53562 Operating while Suspended, ceeding Zones and Posted Lim-
pended, 10/19/2016, $124.00, 53704 Jimenez, Jose A, 20, Operat- 10/12/2016, $124.00, 4604 W its, 08/18/2016, $98.80,
1133 Petra Pl # 1, Madison, WI Elgheriani, Aniss A, 39, Ex- ing vehicle without insurance, Vanderheyden Dr, Franklin, WI W11013 Lake Point Dr, Lodi,
53713 ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- 10/16/2016, $124.00, 2070 53132 WI 53555
Arguello-Reyes, Ana its, 10/10/2016, $98.80, 1730 Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI Michels, Katie A, 22, Schneider, Samuel
Maria, 40, Operating w/o a Northport Dr #3, Madison, WI 53562 FTS/Improper Stop at Stop Keaton, 22, Operating while
Valid Drivers License, 53704 Johnson, Brehia T., 25, Op- Sign, 10/18/2016, $98.80, 108 Suspended, 09/07/2016, $0.00,
10/15/2016, $124.00, 7423 Flores, Ray, 22, Operating erating while Suspended, South Street, #2, Waunakee, WI 47 Goldenrod Ln # 7, Madison,
Century Ave # 8, Middleton, WI vehicle without insurance, 10/08/2016, $124.00, 1614 53597 WI 53719
53562 10/17/2016, $124.00, 2222 Al- Fordem Avenue, #315, Madi- Micholic, Todd M, 57, Ex- Schneider, Samuel
Ayala Guevara, Francisco lied Dr # 7, Madison, WI son, WI 53704 ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- Keaton, 22, Operating While
M, 26, Operating while Sus- 53713 Kandukuri, Sai S, 21, No its, 10/09/2016, $124.00, 200 W Intoxicated, 09/07/2016,
pended, 10/11/2016, $124.00, George, Matthew M, 19, Ob- Drivers License on Person, Verleen Ave, Waunakee, WI $861.00, 47 Goldenrod Ln # 7,
6825 Chester Dr #D, Madison, structing Traffic, 10/13/2016, 10/12/2016, $98.80, 9426 Lost 53597 Madison, WI 53719
WI 53719 $98.80, 4457 Blue Mounds Trl, Pine Trl, Verona, WI 53593 Miller, John J, 32, Failure to Schneider, Samuel
Beaton, Barbara J, 66, Ex- Black Earth, WI 53515 Kandukuri, Sai S, 21, Ex- file Accident Report with DMV, Keaton, 22, Operating
ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- Gerl, Zachary J, 28, Operat- ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- 10/07/2016, $98.80, 1111 With/PAC, 09/07/2016, $0.00,
its, 10/14/2016, $98.80, 3560 ing While Intoxicated, its, 10/12/2016, $98.80, 9426 Chillion St, Cottage Grove, WI 47 Goldenrod Ln # 7, Madison,
Timber Ln, Cross Plains, WI 07/31/2016, $861.00, 9510 Lost Pine Trl, Verona, WI 53527 WI 53719
53528 Union Valley Rd, Black Earth, 53593 Miller, John J, 32, Improper Shirule, Bharat A, 40, Ex-
Benz, Andrew J, 24, Unsafe WI 53515 Kennedy, Kevin S, 40, Right Turn, 10/07/2016, ceeding Zones and Posted Lim-
Backing Of Vehicle, Gerl, Zachary J, 28, Operat- Dog/Cat Not Run At Large, $124.00, 1111 Chillion St, Cot- its, 10/02/2016, $149.20, 5148
08/16/2016, $124.00, 2028 ing With/PAC, 07/31/2016, 10/07/2016, $111.40, 6701 Cen- tage Grove, WI 53527 Torino Ct # 4, Middleton, WI
Fish Hatchery Rd #12, Madi- $0.00, 9510 Union Valley Rd, tury Ave, Side A, Middleton, Nolan, Jasmine C, 18, Ex- 53562
son, WI 53713 Black Earth, WI 53515, Gerl, WI 53562 ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- Sigler, Christopher L, 42,
Bremer, Caryl F, 90, FYR to Zachary J, 28, Unsafe Lane De- Khan, Qateeb A, 22, Exceed- its, 09/18/2016, $124.00, 1325 Inattentive Driving,
Pedestrian/Bicyclist/EPAMD at viation, 07/31/2016, $0.00, ing Zones and Posted Limits, Temkin Avenue, Apt. #2, Madi- 10/08/2016, $111.40, 409 E
Uncontro, 10/22/2016, $250.00, 9510 Union Valley Rd, Black 10/16/2016, $174.40, 3203 W son, WI 53705 Main St #2, Mount Horeb, WI
7261 Lily Ln, Middleton, WI Earth, WI 53515 Links Dr, Franklin, WI 53132 North, Nicholas P, 31, Oper- 53572
53562 Golden, Brianna D, 26, Ex- Kinney, Suzanne K, 46, ating while Suspended, Sponem, Steven W, 68, Ex-
Briggs, Tonisha L, 41, Oper- ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- Traffic Control Signal Violation 10/13/2016, $124.00, 6417 ceeding Zones and Posted Lim-
ating while Suspended, its, 10/09/2016, $376.00, 7423 red, 10/19/2016, $98.80, 4309 Bridge Rd Apt 202, Madison, its, 10/09/2016, $98.80, 3712
10/12/2016, $124.00, 413 Century Ave # 2, Middleton, WI Hillcrest Dr, Madison, WI WI 53713 Spring Hill Ct, Middleton, WI
Morningside Dr, Deerfield, WI 53562 53705 Noyes, Joel S, 29, Operating 53562
53531 Goodwin, Kyle K, 22, Ex- Kinsman, David E, 64, Non w/o a Valid Drivers License, Virnig, Benjamin Leo, 20,
Bystry, Jessica L, 33, Un- ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- Registration, 10/21/2016, 10/11/2016, $0.00, 4837 W Inattentive Driving,
lawful Use Of Telephone, its, 10/10/2016, $98.80, 8659 $38.00, 7413 South Ave, Mid- Rockport Rd, Janesville, WI 07/09/2016, $313.00, 8550
09/08/2016, $98.80, 1700 30Th W Mineral Point Rd, Cross dleton, WI 53562 53548 Stonebrook Circle, Middleton,
Avenue, Apt #11, Monroe, WI Plains, WI 53528 Lewis, Cameron T, 18, Ogden, Daniel J, 49, FYR WI 53562
53566 Greene, Marquis R, 40, Ex- Method of Giving Signals, while Making Left Turn, Virnig, Benjamin Leo, 20,
Carpenter, Cristeen E, 23, ceeding Zones and Posted Lim- 07/31/2016, $98.80, 5616 Cob- 10/11/2016, $98.80, 1805 Con- Operating While Intoxicated,
Obstructing Traffic, its, 10/12/2016, $98.80, 18 S blestone Ln, Waunakee, WI nors Rd, Marshall, WI 53559 07/09/2016, $0.00, 8550 Stone-
08/03/2016, $98.80, 1400 Bour- Bedford St Apt 513, Madison, 53597 Ott, Elise M, 19, Exceeding brook Circle, Middleton, WI
MHS Dance team has incredible experience in Orlando

Local dancers took part in Contest of Champions Nationals in Florida

The Middleton High School Dance Team com- & Nina Kuhn). hind first place! she continued. There were a lot hop dance this year.
peted at the Contest of Champions Nationals in They placed 2nd in Large Varsity Pom, 4th in of other Wisconsin teams at this competition. We felt that it was really creative and different
Orlando, FLon March 4 and 5. According to head Large Varsity Hip Hop, & 8th in Large Varsity Contest of Champions has you compete by team from other routines, said Jaucian. We had so
coach Jackie Jaucian, it was an incredible expe- Jazz. size rather than school size like Wisconsin does, much fun performing it and are so proud to have
rience. The most memorable part of the trip was by so we got the opportunity to compete against placed 4th with it.
The trip was such a fun way to end our 10- far our pom performance, said Jaucian. We other Wisconsin teams that we dont normally get The dancers push themselves hard all year, so
month season, she said. It was a five-day trip have been working on our pom dance since last to compete against. To get 2nd in pom above the to do so well at Nationals really made all of the
so we got to go to the Disney theme parksand ex- June, and we had by far the best performance of Wisconsin D4 State Champion was an incredible hard work worth it, she said. They start the next
perience Disney as a team. the year on the Nationals floor. Nine months of accomplishment. season in May with tryouts, practice all summer,
Of course, they were also very busy with the hard work boiled down to 2 1/2 minutes on the Due to some generous donations, the team was perform all fall, and compete and perform all win-
competition. Middleton competed in three team floor. All year weve been saying 22 of 22 able to purchase new pom competition dresses. ter. We really dont get a break at all, said Jau-
dances (Large Varsity Pom, Large Varsity Jazz, & meaning that it would take all 22 team members Alumni Madison Pincombe helped design the cian. Although the trip to Nationals was
Large Varsity Hip Hop); three duets (Katherine giving their all in order for us to truly succeed. As new dresses. exhausting andit required an extra month of hard
Bekasova/Hannah Zuengler, Felicity Cole/Kyra we hit our ending pose on the floor, we knew we We have never competed jazz before, so it was practices, it was really fun and the girls were able
Neuser, Taylor Cornett/Gretchen Newcomb); one had hit it & every single person had their best per- a very cool experience to compete jazz for the to end the year on a very high note.
trio (Lilly Chmielewska/Olivia formance. We were all in tears after we danced first time, said Jaucian. I saw so much potential If anyone is interested in trying out for the
Schneider/Camille Wirkus); three senior solos pom because we knew that we left it all on the in our team and we definitely plan to compete 2017-2018 MHS Dance Team, please see their
(Taylor Cornett, Camille Wirkus, & Olivia floor. jazz again in the future. website for more information: middleton-
Schneider), & 2 junior solos (Lilly Chmielewska We got 2nd place and were only 1 point be- The team also enjoyed its Royals-themed hip

The Middleton High School Dance Team competed at the

Photos contributed

Contest of Champions Nationals in Orlando, FLon March 4

and 5. The trip was the culimination of nearly an entire year of
work. If anyone is interested in trying out for the 2017-2018
MHS Dance Team, they can visit

City council
celebrates a
Times-Tribune photo by Alex Cramer

decade of success

Rowley House opens Saturday!

The council proclaims Kurt J. Sonnentag day on April 12,
2017. Mayor Kurt has guided and presided over a tremen-
dous decade of success and growth including Money Maga-
zine/CNNs recognition as the best place to live in America in
2007.Also during his tenure, the city has built new headquar-
Photo by Jan Martin

ters for fire, EMS, police and municipal operations center, as

well as a new Pleasant View Golf clubhouse, all of which are
long-term, public improvements for the community.
Middleton Area Historical Society members gathered on April 1st (no fooling) to sweep, dust and tidy up the Rowley House The council went on to praise the Mayors demeanor, noting
in preparation for its Grand Opening for visitors on, Saturday, April 15. The Rowley House, and the newly renovated Car- that these accomplishments, have been fostered through his
riage House, will then be open on Tuesdays (from1:00 to 4:00 PM) and on Saturdays (from10:00 AM to 1:00 PM... these are steady, fair, and humble leadership. Moreover he has provided
newSaturdayhours) until mid-October.MAHS hopes you will find the time to stop by and check out what old things are such leadership while maintaining a sunny disposition, bright
new in the collection and what the remodeled Carriage House now provides. smile and a hearty laugh, all symbolic of the Good Neighbor
Pictured from left to right:Mel Krc, Gail Krc, Kristi Warriner, Teresa Andrews, Ruth Bachmeier, Steve Drake, Carol City.
Burger, Carolyn Mattern, and Jeff Martin (photographer Jan Martin also helped with the house cleaning). A public celebration of the Mayors tenure took place on
Wednesday, April 12, from 5:30-7:30 at Pleasant View Golf

LIBRARY continued from page 1

Mondays celebration at the library, clockwise from top left: Library Board President Jeremiah Tucker helps his son Truman enjoy some birthday cake; Cellist Eric Miller provides music for
Photos by Jeff Martin

the birthday party guests; Library Board Vice-President Robert Selzer, along with Library Friends Volunteers Pat Svendsen and Joan Gilman, serving one of several birthday cakes.

While there are still quiet zones for study, research, and peace of they contain, and more about who and how they connect to create sibilities offered by our nations libraries. Locally, lets explore
mind, public libraries are active community centers that encourage dialogue. them, financially support them, and take advantage of the countless
conversations, connections and, yes, that can be noisy. Libraries Ongoing celebrations at the Middleton Public Library began on free resources they offer.
are the real-life version of social media. They will always be cen- Sunday, April 9 and include live music, poetry, a historical photo Please note the library will be closed on Friday, April 14 for Staff
ters for learning and expanding knowledge through resources and display, and postcards to politicians - just to name a few. Development Day
information. However, todays public libraries are less about what During National Library Week, lets celebrate the unlimited pos-
Employers sought to take

part in MHS Job Fair

Fair will help connect students with summer jobs
For the second straight year Middleton High Employers who have immediate openings for
School is hosting a job fair that will help connect part time summer employment can secure a booth
students to opportunities in the community for at the Middleton High School Job Fair.
summer employment.
The Middleton High School Job Fair will take For information contactchellenbrand2@mc-
place Wednesday May 10 from 2:30 pm to 4:00

Hands on with worms

WDNR photo

The Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy is hosting a hands-on, informative presentation

about jumping worms at Orchid Heights Park onThursday, April 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00
p.m. This Conservancy Day Program will raise awareness about the impacts of the invasive
jumping worm, which is present in abundance in parts of Middleton. Jumping worms reproduce
at alarming rates, their cocoons survive our winters, and they have insatiable appetites that can
devour the leaf little and duff layer of a forest floor much faster than any other earthworm. Con-
trary to popular belief about worms in general, they leave in their wake compacted soil with few
nutrients and a very difficult environment for forest plants and trees to grow. Unfortunately, in-
vasive plants seem to do just fine where we find jumping worms. Invasive worm specialist,
Bernadette Williams from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will lead a worm
hunt in the park and discuss history, fun facts, and lots of tips and tricks to help keep this un-
wanted species out of places that are still jumping worm-free. Meet at 3960 Valley Ridge Road,
Middleton. This program is free and open to families and the public.
Bad weather back up plans will be announced if needed RSVPs are
Middleton police arrest man on
Police ask for
help to locate

Century Ave. for 7th offense OWI

missing man
On Wednesday, April 12 at eral blocks away.
1:32 a.m., an officer with the The driver was identified
Middleton Police Department asAhmed Faouzi, 52, of Madi-
was parked in the 6400 block of son, who has six prior convic-
Century Avenue when he heard tions for Operating a Motor
the sound of a vehicle striking Vehicle While Intoxicated. Of-
something nearby. ficers noted that Faouzi was dis-
Upon investigating further, it playing signs of impairment by
was determined that an east- alcohol, including slurred
bound vehicle on Century Av- speech and a strong odor of in-
enue struck the center median, toxicants. Faouzi refused to As of press time this week, Middleton Police were still looking for 74-year old Mark Hoover,
flattening two of its tires, and perform field sobriety testing who left his residence in the overnight hours of 04/07/17. He is described as 5'11" 180 pounds
continued on without stopping. and was arrested for 7th offense with gray hair & green eyes. He is driving a gray Dodge Durango with Wisconsin license plate
A short time later, the officer lo- OWI, a felony, and booked into 115SWZ. Police did not know where Mr. Hoover may be headed, but he likes to frequent Starbucks
cated the vehicle disabled sev- the Dane County Jail. coffee shops. If located, please contact the Middleton Police Department at 608-824-7300.

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Reischel on

MHS golfers in rebuilding mode

Twitter at

Cardinals suffered huge

losses in graduation
by ROB REISCHEL in 2016 and was named the
states Player of the Year by the
Wisconsin Golf Coaches
Association. Levin was named
Tom Cabalka, Middletons
second-team all-state last year,
ultra-successful boys golf
while Thomas was an honor-
coach, pictured the scenario
able-mention all-state selec-
before it even took place.
Cabalka, like most golf
In addition, Nils Arneson
coaches, drives his team to
was an all-Big Eight
their meets. And Cabalka knew
Conference performer the last
this year rides would be sub-
two years. Without question,
stantially different than recent
no team in Wisconsin suffered
greater losses in graduation
I think Im going to get in
than Middleton.
the Suburban and look in the
Now, Cabalka and the
rearview mirror, Cabalka said.
Cardinals will turn the page
And then Im going to say,
and try keeping one of the
Who are you guys?
states elite programs operating
Thats a fair question.
at a high level.
Middleton lost more fire-
Obviously our talents
power than any team in the
down a little, Cabalka said.
state. And Cabalka can be for-
How could it not be when you
given if he begins feeling nos-
look at the guys we lost? But
talgic from time to time.
there are kids here that can
Gone are the trio of Emmet
Herb, Joey Levin and Brady
Middleton struggled at the
Thomas, who left an indelible
season-opening Wisconsin
stamp on the program. That
Dells Invite last weekend, fin-
threesome played varsity four
ishing seventh out of 14 teams.
straight seasons and led
But Cabalka believes nerves
Middleton to top-five finishes

Tennis Cards
and inexperience were both
at state each of the past three
issues, and that his team will
years, including a second place
play much better in the days
finish in 2016.
Herb won the WIAA File photo
Division 1 individual state title
GOLF, page 17 Andy Zucker and Middletons boys golf team opened their new season last weekend

thinking big
by ROB REISCHEL played No. 1 singles last year, players who were competing
Times-Tribune while sophomore Ryan Gold for spots who lost, but were
played No. 2 and junior still gracious and supportive
The pieces still need to be Haiwen Dai was No. 4. In of their teammates. They all
assembled. doubles action, senior Mason want to see their teammates
Lineup positioning will be Pyle and junior Rafael Sanga play to the best of their ability.
determined in the days ahead. played No. 2, while seniors Im excited to see the
When that happens, Colin Hogedorn and sopho- energy and desire to improve
Middletons boys tennis team more Sam Dettman played that players have brought to
believes big things are in store No. 3. practice. Several players have
in 2017. This is an experienced come up to me in the first cou-
Middleton begins its sea- team, Schafer said. ple of days to ask what they
son Tuesday at Sun Prairie. Xavier Sanga reached the should be working on in their
And the Cardinals have high round of 16 at the individual game.
hopes that great things await. state tournament, while Gold Sophomore Alton Yan,
This team has a strong also reached the state tourna- along with juniors Kunwarjit
tennis background, with play- ment. In doubles play, Rafael Singh and Nitin
ers who train year-round and Sanga and Pyle won a match Somasundaram all figure to
work on their games in the at the individual state meet. contribute this year. And once
offseason, Middleton first- Dai also won a Big Eight Schafer sets her lineup, she
year coach Kalla Schafer said. Conference singles title last believes big things are in store
They are coachable and year, while Hogedorn and for these Cardinals.
enthusiastic. My main con- Dettman did the same in dou- We are looking to defend
cern right now is getting a bles action. our conference title and sec-
lineup set. With all of that returning tional titles, she said. This
Middleton returns seven talent, hopes will be extreme- team worked hard in the off-
players who were part of last ly high in 2017. season and is continually
years team that reached the Our team is off to a good striving to improve. They
semifinals of the WIAA start, Schafer said. Already enjoy the game and pull for
Division 1 state team tourna- in tryouts players were sup- each other as a team. Im
porting each other and pulling excited for the season!
File photo
Xavier Sanga and Middletons boys tennis team are expecting big things this season. Senior Xavier Sanga for each other. There were
Soccer Cards shine at Memorial Invite

notches two

What a difference a year

Twelve months ago,
Middletons girls soccer team
went to the star-studded, sea-
son-opening Madison
Memorial Invitational held in
Wisconsin Dells and went 0-
This year, the Cardinals
notched a pair of impressive
Middleton upended
Oconomowoc, 2-0, last
Friday. The Cardinals fol-
lowed that with a 5-1 win over
Freeport (Ill.) on Saturday.
Compared to last year, we
had a great weekend and we
hope that we can continue to
build, Middleton coach Mary
Duffy said. We still need to
make our defensive team
shape more consistent and
productive and work on fin-
ishing our chances around the
We missed too many File photo
opportunities (against
Freeport) that could haunt us Maya Shea and Middletons girls soccer team notched a pair of impressive wins last week.
in closer games if we continue
to miss them.We got lucky to Middleton sophomore Overall, though, Duffy was with an impressive win over posted a highly impressive On deck: Middleton was
survive (against Danielle Martin scored in the pleased how her team played. Freeport, a team that had ral- win. at DSHA Tuesday, then is off
Oconomowoc) with a shutout, 21st minute against We did have the better lied past Madison Memorial Kalli Acker (a senior cap- until April 18 when it travels
with our goalies making Oconomowoc to give the style of play and better just 24 hours earlier. tain) had a solid game organ- to Madison Memorial at 7
excellent breakaway saves in Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Senior chances, Duffy said. These On this day, though, it was izing the back and seeking to p.m.
both halves. Payton Houden assisted on the are fixable things. These are all Middleton. get forward to help with pene-
goal. things that were cleaned up Sophomore Charlotte Dunn trating passes up top, Duffy April 7
It stayed that way until the the following day just a bit scored on an assist from sen- said.Shea is as dangerous as
Middleton 2, Oconomowoc 0
Middleton ....... 1 1 2
64th minute, when Houden better than the first night, ior Maya Shea in the second ever around the net, her spe- Oconomowoc ......... 0 0 0
scored on an assist from which tells us that we will minute. Shea then gave the cialty. First half: M Martin (Houden),
Martin to give the Cardinals a improve. Cardinals a 2-0 lead just 5 Tessa Grywalsky had a
Second half: M Houden
2-0 edge. These girls do not want to minutes into the game on an great weekend, as well. She (Martin), 64:00.
Middleton junior keeper stay stagnant in their game assist from senior Tessa pulled their defense out wide Saves: O: (Bentheimer) 10; M:
Caroline Powers had a terrific and are looking to improve on Grywalsky. giving our center forward and (Powers 2, Behrke-Kallstroner 5) 7.

first half save on a penalty every play. It was a wonderful Junior Lexi Schultz scored attacking center-mid space to April 8
kick in the box. In the second coaching experience this in the 21st minute on an assist dribble and then dish off to Middleton 5, Freeport (Ill.) 1
half, freshman keeper Emelie weekend to have the whole lot from junior Lauren Griffin to her for crosses or shots. Freeport (Ill.) . 0 1 1
Middleton .. 3 2 5
Gehrke Kallstromer had a big really internalize what was give Middleton a 3-0 advan- Houden was strong and bat- First half: M Dunn (Martin),
save. needed from them and get that tage at halftime. tled well up top. 1:35; Shea (Grywalsky), 4:59; Schultz
On both chances, though, done. And in part, that is Shea scored again in the Powers added seven saves (Griffin), 20:38.
Second half: M Shea
the Cardinals gave up rebound thanks to our talented, com- 52nd minute on an assist from in net, as well. (Grywalsky), 51:15; F Hasken
shots and the Raccoons posed, experienced nine sen- Grywalsky to make it 4-0. She made some great div- (Haight), 58:00; M Martin (Houden),
missed wide-open attempts. ior leaders helping the And after a Freeport goal, ing saves and positioned her- 68:45.
Saves: F (Morgan 6, Peahl 2) 8; M
Two chances that should younger group on and off the Martin scored on an assist self well to clean up the other (Powers) 7.
have been easy goals, Duffy field. from Houden in the 69th shots Freeport attempted,
said. That was lucky for us. Middleton followed that minute and the Cardinals Duffy said of Powers.
Middleton picked for fourth

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2016 RECAP: Janesville

Craig grabbed a second straight
outright league title, finishing
two games ahead of Sun
Prairie. The 2015 state champi-
on Cougars advanced to the
state tournament again, where
they were joined by Sun Prairie
and Middleton, though all three
Big Eight teams went out in the

1. Janesville Craig
The Cougars surprised
many people in winning Big
Eight and Division 1 state titles
in 2015, and proved it was no
fluke with another outright
league championship and state
tournament appearance last
season. Craig every opportuni-
ty to continue its success, with
the majority of last season's
roster returning.
All three first-team all-con-
ference selections (Noah
Berghammer, Evan Spry, Jack
Blomgren) are back along with
second-team choice Jacob
Campbell. Spry, Blomgren, and
Nick Cramer form the best
pitching trio in the conference
and one of the tops in the entire

2. Sun Prairie Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

The Cardinals won five Jimmy Frusciante and Middletons baseball team were picked to finish in fourth place in the Big Eight Conference.
straight outright conference
titles from 2010 to 2014 and top of the league. with most of the offensive pro- 15-10 overall and 10-8 in the spot in the league. East loses a
captured three consecutive Verona will feature three tal- duction. Big Eight, but it could be a 8. Beloit Memorial first-team all-conference pitch-
state titles from 2012 to 2014. ented hurlers at the top of the challenge to duplicate that suc- er, but does welcome back sec-
The Purple Knights are
Sun Prairie has been unseated rotation, including Brad 5. Madison Memorial cess in 2017. The lineup will coming off a very successful ond-team outfielder Cameron
by Janesville Craig as the top Laufenberg, Jeff Bishop, and have good experience, though Cratic along with honorable
The Spartans went just 7-19 2016 campaign, going 10-8 in
team in the league the past two Reagan Klawitter. it needs to be more productive. mention selections Sean
last season, but Memorial is the ultra-competitive Big Eight
seasons, though. There are also glaring holes Baggot and Conor Schlichting.
proving to be one of the sur- and 17-10 overall. The team
The Cardinals did make it
4. Middleton prises of the early season. Head in the pitching staff following will look to build on that suc- Matt McCleneghan takes
back to state last year, though the graduation of most of last over as Easts head coach.
The Cardinals are a consis- coach Tim Richardson's crew is cess, but will be a bit thin in the
they went out in the state quar- year's mound production.
tent contender in the Big Eight, already 2-0 in the Big Eight, pitching department early in
terfinals. A strong pitching trio
though Middleton hasnt fin- including a one-run victory the season as they break in a 10. Madison La Follette
of Ben Hauser, Walker Jenkins,
ished atop the league standings over Middleton. 7. Madison West number of new varsity arms. The Lancers struggled to a
and Luke DePrey has the team
since the 2009 season. The Memorial will field a pretty The Spartans finished 6-12 Beloits offense will be led last place finish in the Big
feeling it can get back on top of
Cardinals did advance to state experienced bunch, with a in the Big Eight last year but by returning second-team all- Eight last season, and will wel-
the standings. Jenkins and
last year after a third place fin- good amount of pitching and knocked off third-seeded conference infielder Trent come in a new head coach this
Hauser are also top-level hit-
ish in the conference, but 2017 hitting coming back. In addi- Beloit Memorial in the playoffs Porter, who hit .329 a year ago. year as Ryan Mielke takes over
ters. Depth will also come from
is off to a rocky start. tion, the Spartans JV team to advance to sectionals. The the program. Lucas Treblan is a
a JV team that went 20-3 a year
The Cardinals dropped the went 18-7 last year and will Regents return honorable-men- 9. Madison East returning honorable-mention
opener to rival Sun Prairie, provide depth and competition tion all-conference junior Eli The Purgolders went just 2- all-conference selection for the
then fell in walk-off fashion to for spots and playing time. Sorensen to the top of the 16 in the Big Eight last year to Lancers.
3. Verona upstart Madison Memorial to pitching staff, where Collin tie La Follette for the bottom
The Wildcats finished fourth being the conference season 0- 6. Janesville Parker Pulkrabek has experience as
in the league last season before 2. There's a long ways to go to well.
The Vikings were a solid
advancing to the sectional complete the 18-game league
finals. Despite losing all-state schedule, but it's a tough hole
catcher Ben Rortvedt to the to dig early on.
second round of the MLB The early struggles are per-
Draft, as well as all-league haps not surprising, as the
pitcher Keaton Knuepel, the Cardinals lost almost all of its
Wildcats should remain com- pitching from last year along
petitive and finish towards the
falls twice

Cards lose to Sun Prairie

and Madison Memorial
by ROB REISCHEL inning.
Madison Memorial 4,
Middleton 3 The Cardinals
held a 3-0 lead through five
Middletons baseball team
innings. But the host Spartans
had a rough start to its Big Eight
scored twice in the sixth and two
Conference season.
more times in the seventh to pull
The Cardinals fell to Sun
out a dramatic win.
Prairie, 7-3, last Thursday.
In the first inning, Liam
Middleton then dropped a 4-3
Belleveau led off with a single
decision to Madison Memorial
and advanced to third with two
last Friday.
outs. Zach Shipley ripped an
The Cardinals are now 1-3
RBI double to left that scored
overall and 0-2 in the league.
Belleveau, then Luke Ballweg
Heres a recap of Middletons
singled to score Shipley and
make it 2-0.
Sun Prairie 7, Middleton
After Carsen Schulz reached
3 Middleton managed just
on an error, Nolan Kelliher sin-
five hits and fell to visiting Sun
gled to score Ballweg and give
the Cardinals a 3-0 lead.
Middleton starter Jimmy
Schulz cruised through five
Frusciante lasted just 2 2/3
innings, but Memorial scored a
innings, allowing five earned
pair of unearned runs in the sixth
runs as Sun Prairie built a 5-2
to trim the deficit to 3-2. In the
lead. Brady Schmitt worked the
seventh, Belleveau relieved
final 4 1/3 innings in relief.
Schulz who has the maxi-
Middleton struck for two
mum 100-pitch count. The
runs in the bottom of the second
Spartans loaded the bases with
inning and took a 2-1 lead.
two outs, then were able to bring
Luke Ballweg had a leadoff
in a pair of runs and prevail.
single, and after Nolan Kelliher
Belleveau, Kelliher and
grounded into a fielders choice,
catcher Alan Roden all had two
Frusciante singled to right put-
hits for Middleton. Schulz
ting runners on the corners. A
allowed just three hits and no
Sun Prairie error allowed
earned runs in six innings of
Kelliher to score, then with two
outs, Liam Belleveau doubled
and pinch runner Josh Acker April 6
scored to give Middleton a 2-1 Sun Prairie 7, Middleton 3
lead. Sun Prairie ............ 014 020 0 7 8 2 Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Sun Prairie answered back, Middleton .............. 021 000 0 3 5

though, with a four-run third

Cooper Holewinski slides home during Middletons loss to Sun Prairie last week.
Pitchers (ip-h-er-bb-so) SP:
inning that knocked Frusciante Oakley (W; 5.1-5-3-3-2), Jenkins (1.2-
from the game and gave the vis- 0-0-0-3); M: Frllscicntel (L; 2.2-5-5-5-
itors a 5-2 lead. Sun Prairie
1), Schmitt (4.1-3-2-1-2).
Leading hitters SP: Hamilton
added two more runs in the fifth 2x3; M: Ballweg 2x3. 2B SP:
Hamilton; M: Roden, Ballweg. 3B
SP: Hauser. HR SP: Oakley,
track teams

top Parker
by ROB REISCHEL 4:46.93.
3,200Carlos Miguel (JP),
Times-Tribune 11:38.2; 2. Scott hartwig (JP),
12:00.5; 3. Aidan McEllistrem (M),
Middletons boys and girls 12:03.7.
track and field teams toppled 110 hurdlesDakota
Janesville Parker in dual meets Schmaling (JP), 15.65; 2. Toennies File photo
last Tuesday. (M), 16.18; 3. zopf (M), 17.92.
300 hurdlesBrody Lippens Tre Turner and
Middletons boys defeated
the Vikings, 81-60. The
(JP), 43.37; 2. Toennies (M), 45.23; Middletons
Cardinals girls posted an 88-53
3. Woodzro (M), 45.3. boys track and
Shot putMax Elliott (M), 42- field team top-
win. 1.5; 2. Joe Ludwig (M), 40-1.25; 3.
On the boys side, Tre Turner pled Janesville
Michael Prokopec (JP), 37-9.5.
won the 1o0-meter dash (11.8) DiscusEd Jacobson (JP), Parker last
and the 200-meter dash (23.69). 118-5; 2. Ethan Perry (JP), 117-1; Tuesday.
Ryan Madoch won the 800- 3. Max Elliott (M), 107-11.
meter run (2:01.7), while Long jumpAaron Richardson
Michael Madoch won the 1,600 (M), 19-5.5; 2. Brody Lippens (JP),
18-10; 3. Jackson Grimm (M), 18-
Max Elliot won the shot put
Triple jumpJackson Grimm
(42-1.5), while Aaron (M), 39-9.5; 2. A.J. Thompson
Richardson won the long jump (JP), 37-7; 3. Toby Cook (JP), 35-
(19-5.5). Jackson Grimm won 4.25.
the triple jump (39-9.5) and Cole High jumpCole Sampson
Sampson won the high jump (5- (M), 5-8; 2. Von Olson (JP), 5-6; 3.
8). Eagan Peters-Michaud (M), 5-4.
On the girls side, Courtney Pole vaultPalmer Goodwick
Florin won the 100 hurdles (JP), 12-3; 2. Luke Roca (JP), 10-6;
(17.91), and Middleton won 3. John Stenklyft (M), 10-0.
both the 400- and 800-meter
relay. Jen McGinnis won the MIDDLETON 88, PARKER 53
triple jump (32-2.75), Alyssa 100Tina Shelton (JP), 12.57;
Lemirande won the high jump 200Tai Pritts (M), 27.13; 400
(4-10) and Madeline Pflasterer- Hadley Braaten (M), 1:03.2; 800
Jennerjohn captured the pole Charlotte Buck (M), 2:42.2.
vault (10-0). 100 hurdlesCourtney Florin
(M), 17.91; 300 hurdlesMarie
BOYS Mayers (M), 52.6.
MIDDLETON 81, PARKER 60 400 relayMiddleton, 54.1;
100Tre Turner (M), 11.18; 2. 800 relayMiddleton, 1:53.5;
Seamus Murphy (JP), 11.33; 3. 1,600 relayParker, 4:39.3.
Joey Kean (M), 11.5. Shot putJulia Hartwig (JP),
200Tre Turner (M), 23.69; 2. 37-6;
Aaron Richardson (M), 23.76; 3. DiscusJulia Hartwig (JP), 96-
Brandon Leeded (JP), 24.43. 10; Long jumpTai Pritss (M),
400Brandon Leeder (JP), 13-8; Triple jumpJen McGinnis
54.28; 2. Brendon Martin (M), (M), 32-2.75; High jumpAlyssa
54.96; 3. Preston Lewis (M), 56.04. Lemirande (M), 4-10; Pole vault
800Ryan Madoch (M), Madeline Pflasterer-Jennerjohn
2:01.7; 3. Gus Newcomb (M), (M), 10-0.
2:04.08; 3. Hugo Cruz (JP), 2:05.7.
1,600Michael Madoch (M),
4:35.05; 2. Jack Rader (M),
4:36.52; 3. Roman Ysenes (M),

Seniors: Eric Andersen, Christian Zucker.

Anderson, Kevin Baltes, Colton Best, Colin Sophomores: Andy Chafe, Mitchel Culver,
Butler, Ross Johnson, Tommy Luddy, Alex Kyle Fait, Nicholas Fink, Garrett Garcia,
Nisbet, Jack Pientka, James Rasmussen, Houston Hughes, Tate Hughes, Kyle Neuser,
Keaton Shaw, Bryce VanderSanden, Brett Lars Oelerich, Mitchell Robinson, Collin Serra,
Wipfli. Simon Sisk, Dane Sjowall, Archer Stousland,
Juniors: Alex Andler, Logan Collien, Chandon Thomas, Tony Tu, Ethan Ward.
Houston DiMaggio, Mitch Giroux, Ryan Freshmen: Josh Cochrane, James Cownie,
Handowski, Dylan Hogan, Colin Liegel, Nick Carson Frisch, Tommy Kriewaldt, Sam Larsen,
Luddy, Logan Melum, Charlie Milliken, R.J. Lavallee, Evan Nelson, Jonah Pavek,
Jackson Pagel, Nicholas Quartaro, Griffin Connor Shanley, Matthew Stormer, Jay
Rose, Andy Simon, Benjamin Statsick, Henry Sullivan, Kip Sullivan, Bret Thomas, Parker
Taylor, Jon Tews, Casey Vanden Burgt, Andrew Van Buren, Austin Walser.

n GOLF continued from page 12

Senior Brett Wipfli jumps to swing. But hes a kid who has cally.
No. 1 in the lineup. The 6-foot- to avoid the doubles and learn Few will be expecting much
6 Wipfli is one of the longer how to score. from the 2017 Cardinals, and
hitters around, but now must After that, its a mosh pit. In playing the role of underdog
develop the consistency that fact, Cabalka said he wouldnt will be new. But Cabalka
goes with playing at No. 1. be surprised if 12 players got a believes once Middleton gath-
Brett has certainly chance to play varsity before ers its sea legs, it can surprise.
improved his game, Cabalka the season ends. I think were going to get
said. In the past, there hasnt Among the contenders are better and better as the year
been a lot of hope for him to seniors Colin Butler, Christian goes along, Cabalka said.
get into the lineup. Now, hes Anderson and Kevin Baltes, But right now, its about baby
got to take a big step to play juniors Henry Taylor and Mitch steps.
No. 1, but I think he can do it. Giroux, sophomore Chandon We need to go from a 340
Junior Andy Zucker will be Thomas and freshman Tommy to a 330 to a 320. Hopefully we
counted on for big things. Kriewaldt and Carson Frisch. can do that and continue to get
Zucker held the No. 5 spot in Were young, Cabalka a whole lot better.
the lineup most of the year in said. And even in places
2016, and will need to elevate where were not young, were WISCONSIN DELLS
his game to help make up for inexperienced. Were just real- INVITATIONAL
the departed players. ly searching to see who our LARGE SCHOOLS
Total team scores: Waunakee
Hes obviously in a very kids are going to be and it
308-307615; Cottage Grove
different role, Cabalka said of could take a while. (Minn.) Park 319-323642; White
Zucker. But he has some Cabalka wasnt pleased with Bear Lake (Minn.) 329-313642;
experience. Hes been around. Middletons opening weekend Stevens Point 319-338-657; Sun
Senior Ross Johnson has performance. He knew that Prairie 327-333660; Marshfield
played on Middletons JV A each of his players was capable 335-332667; Middleton 336-
team the last two years, and of playing far better than they 340676; Holmen 341-337678;
Cabalka is expecting him to showed in Wisconsin Dells. Baraboo 350-356706; Beloit
Memorial 343-364707; Wausau
become a major contributor. But Cabalka is also confi-
East 345-362707; Stoughton
Ross has steadily gotten dent that once this new group 359-356715; Slinger 377-370
better, Cabalka said. He has plays a handful of meets, their 747; Wausau West 362.
the ability and he can really numbers will improve dramati- Day one Middleton scores
Johnson 81, Wipfli 84, Zucker 85,
Taylor 86. At Trappers Turn, par
Day two Midldeton scores
Wipfli 78, Johnson 82, Taylor 89,
Baltes 91. At Christmas Mountain, File photo
par 71.
Middleton boys golf coach Tom Cabalka (left), shown here with former standout Brady
Thomas, could be juggling his lineup quite often this season.
MHS girls lacrosse
team opens strong

Meier honored
Former Middleton High School track and field standout
Lydia Meier saved her best for last.
Meier, a senior at UW-Stout, broke the school record in the
weight throw and finished second at the NCAA Division III
Indoor Track and Field Championships held recently at North
Central College. On Meiers second throw of the day, she broke
the school record she set last year by 11 inches with a toss of Middletons girls lacrosse out there, and this team has not Norskies on March 23. Mackey led the way with
63-feet, 8.75-inches. Meiers previous best was 62-9.50 set last team has raced to a 4-0 start and disappointed, Gravel said. Mackey led Middleton with five goals and Abby Drake
season. outscored its opponents, 46-9, They play hard, but even more four goals, while sophomore added a pair. Wiegand, Carr,
Some of my best throws never feel like my best throws, in the process. important, they play smart. Lauren Drake added three Sarbacker and Fermanich each
Meier said afterwards. But this one felt really good. Our defense is relentless, Heres a recap of the goals. Abby Drake, Sarbacker added goals, as well.
Meier said she did not feel the same pressure that she has in forcing several key takeaways Cardinals first four games: and sophomore Carmen Middleton 10, Madison
the past while competing at nationals. and limiting opponents shots Middleton 9, Oregon Schremp each notched two La Follette 2 The Cardinals
I have never been so relaxed in my life, Meier said. This on goal, Middleton coach The Cardinals routed the goals. rolled past the visiting Lancers
was my fifth trip to nationals, so I have been around the block. Anne Gravel said. This team is Panthers in their season-opener Sophomores Julia Carr, Nina last Thursday.
I felt really confident. We kept everything the same (during also mentally tough, which on March 21. Porras, Wiegand and Acker held LaFollette score-
the week) and I stuck to my regular schemes. It felt really good makes an incredible differ- Senior Abby Drake and jun- Fermanich all had one goal less for the first 32 minutes and
to break the school record. ence. iors Lexi Basel and Eleanor each as eight different the Cardinals built a 9-0 lead
Ten different Middleton Mackey scored two goals each. Middleton players got in on the before the Lancers scored.
MHS golfers earn honors players have scored so far this
season. Eleanor Mackey leads
Junior Jordyn Sarbacker, and
sophomores Kayla Wiegand
Middleton 11, Sun
Middleton got two goals each
from Basel, Abby Drake,
Middletons girls golf team was recently honored for their the Cardinals with 13 goals, and Julia Fermanich both added Prairie 1 Sun Prairie scored Fermanich, Schremp and
work in the classroom by the Golf Coaches Association of while Abby Drake leads the goals. the first goal of the game and Mackey.
Wisconsin (GCAW). team with five assists. Senior keeper Mia Acker put Middleton in a hole for the On deck: Middleton was
The GCAW distributes Team Academic All-State award, Senior goalkeeper Mia notched six saves. first time all season. But at Verona Tuesday, then travels
established to recognize high school golf teams with the highest Acker has 23 saves. Middleton 16, DeForest 5 Middleton answered with 11 to DeForest Thursday at 5 p.m.
teamgrade point averages (team is defined as the five desig- Our teams philosophy is to The Cardinals scored 12 first straight goals and rolled past

MHS boys lacrosse team drops three

nated golfers on the roster for the fall 2016 WIAA regional be one of the smartest teams half goals and rolled past the host Sun Prairie last Tuesday.
tournament). The three teams with the highest cumulative team
GPAs in each division (D1- D2) were recognized with gold, sil-
ver, or bronze medals for each student-athlete, and their schools
will receive a certificate to note this accomplishment.
Schools with at least a 3.25 team GPA will receive a certifi-
cate acknowledging honorable mention status. Middleton High
School placed at Honorable Mention - Team Academic All- Middletons boys lacrosse Middleton 5 The defending as the Cardinals got off to a fast but the visitors still trailed, 7-3,
Staterecognition in DivisionD1 team had a rough week, drop- state champion Lasers toppled start. But Kettle Moraine led, at the break. In the second half,
Middletons team members were Alexis Thomas, Morgan ping all three of its contests. the Cardinals last Tuesday. 4-2, by halftime. senior Jack Stormer had two
Miles, Payton Hodson, Lindsay Callahan and Katherine Meier. Heres a look back at the Middleton senior Jack In the second half, the goals for Middleton, while
Cardinals week. Stormer and junior Jake Cardinals got goals from senior sophomore Nathan Kapp and
Kettle Moraine 15, Hoskins had first quarter goals Lane Wahlgren and Hoskins, Wahlgren all added goals.
but it wasnt enough. Verona 12, Middleton 3
Sun Prairie 15, The Cardinals fell to the
Middleton 7 Middleton rival Wildcats last Saturday.
once again struggled on Middleton got goals from
defense and fell to host Sun seniors Gunnar Kunsch, Taylor
Prairie last Thursday. Kochan and Lane Wahlgren.
Lane Wahlgren had three On deck: Middleton hosts
first half goals for Middleton, Hudson Saturday at 4 p.m.

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