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Inside New van brings


Police chief to retire
at end of 2017
library to the
Page 3 community
AMBER LEVENHAGEN
Schools Unified Newspaper Group

Access road The library is a little bit


out of reach for some who
remains an issue for live in the sprawling city of
new VAHS Fitchburg.
Library officials are hop-
Page 11 ing their new outreach van
will change that.
Because many Fitch-
Community burg residents dont have
access to the library and
its services, building and
strengthening the commu-
nity connections between
those people and the library
is one of the top priorities
for staff, library director
Wendy Rawson told the
Star. Thats what sparked
the idea of a mobile library.
We ve b e e n t a l k i n g
Photo by Kimberly Wethal about the outreach van for
Mark Miller, leader for the Uphoff Garden, walks alongside the Lacy Garden Monday night. probably four or five years,
Fitchburg couple the idea being Fitchburg is

Right to the pantry


enters parenthood such a large community and
the library is not necessarily
after fighting infertility in the thick of things, Raw-
son said. And I think that
Page 12 we as a city are concerned
about areas that cant nec-
Sports Pair of Fitchburg gardens provide healthy options for pantries essarily get to the library.
To reach those areas,
the library needed more
KIMBERLY WETHAL than just the van. Outreach
Star correspondent Locations librarian
Liz Zimdars
Potatoes dont grow on trees. There are eight gardens in the suburbs around Madison that donate all was hired
That was the lesson learned a few produce to local food pantries: last year to
years ago by a young man who vol- Lacy Garden Middleton Outreach Ministry help solve
unteered his time digging up potatoes the problem,
out of the ground at the Lacy Garden 5897 Whalen Dr. Behind distribution center at 3502 and the van
at 5897 Whalen Dr. All of the food Fitchburg, WI Parmenter St. has simply
harvested there goes to Madison food Uphoff Garden Middleton, WI aided her on Zimdars
pantries to feed people who know Blackhawk Garden her mission
Regents football sea- money doesnt grow on trees either. Corner of Murphy and Lalor roads
to build con-
son opens Aug. 18 He said to me, I thought pota- Fitchburg, WI 9620 Brader Way nections.
toes grew on trees, like peanuts do, Emmett Schulte Garden Middleton, WI From attending regular
Page 14 recalled Tom Parslow, the Lacy Gar-
11214 Midtown Road Hershberger Perennial Garden community meetings at
den leader. Leopold Elementary School
For the record, peanuts also do not Verona, WI 11214 Midtown Road
and helping coordinate oth-
Business grow on trees. Ken Witte Garden Verona, WI er events within the library,
He learned a lot that day, Parslow Wagner Garden she said she has repeatedly
said. 11214 Midtown Road
3131 Shady Oaks Lane heard the same issue: the
The Lacy Garden and the Uphoff Verona, WI lack of an out-of-school
Garden, located at the corner of Verona, WI resource for when classes
Lalor and Murphy Roads, are two arent in session, specifi-
Fitchburg food pantry gardens that cally for those families who
are part of a broader effort to fight Action Coalition, which then distrib- organization was started after volun- lack direct access to the
hunger in the Dane County area. ute the produce to other area food teers from local churches and service library.
Part of a network of eight gardens pantries. clubs found that the leftover produce For now, Zimdars and the
run by the Madison Area Food Pan- The gardens are named for the they had been collecting from local van can be seen out around
try Gardens nonprofit organization, people who donated a portion of farmers markets to donate to the Fitchburg specifically
the Lacy Garden has been servic- their own land to host the food pan- food pantries was not enough to meet at Leopold encouraging
ing food pantries for close to two try gardens Phil and Paul Lacy first the needs of the community, accord- Fitchburg residents to get
New chiropractic decades. The Uphoff Garden, led by donated an acre in 2000 when the ing to the organizations website. to know each other, and the
studio opens in Mark Miller, is in its fourth season of pantry garden program began, and The solution was to establish three library, a little bit more.
harvesting summer squash. Charles Uphoff donated his garden 1-acre gardens that together yield- Im really trying to
Break Away All produce grown in the gardens after some Hmong community mem- ed 60,000 pounds of produce each talk to people, get to know
is donated to food pantries such as bers stepped back from managing it, season. The addition of five other
Page 21 St. Vincent de Paul, Second Harvest Parslow said. Turn to Van/Page 19
Food Bank or Community The Madison Food Pantry Gardens Turn to Pantry/Page 18

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Summer library
program ends with a zip
The library ended its summer reading program with a Lego showcase and zipline
challenge event. Wisconsin Lego Users group members showcased displayed their
Lego creations while kids worked on designing their toy block workers out of art.

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Mia Ketter, 5, gives a thumbs up with a medical emergency helicopter crew member.

Police hold annual crime prevention picnic


The Fitchburg Police Department held its annual Crime Prevention Picnic at McK-
ee Farms park Saturday, Aug. 5. People checked out a medical emergency helicopter,
ambulance and police patrol cars while enjoying refreshments, such as sandwiches and
chips. The event aims to unite the community in an effort to prevent crime.

Photo by Helu Wang


Noah Fields, 14, introduced his Lego Batman museum that he has been building for
almost a year.

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August 11, 2017 Fitchburg Star 3
City of Fitchburg

Police chief Mayor: Foxconn officials


to retire at visited Fitchburg area Did not speak with headlines around Wis-
consin recently after an
investment from a company
would be a lot of tax base,
DeForest. Madison has also
proposed some sites, includ-

end of year
city staff, elected announcement from Gov. and 650 new jobs, but that ing the now-vacated Oscar
Scott Walker and Presi- the city would need to be Meyer plant.
officials dent Donald Trump that careful. The project, which the
the company would make a Its front and center in State Journal reported could
SCOTT GIRARD $10 billion investment in a my mind protecting the tax- involve health-related devic-
Unified Newspaper Group plant in southeastern Wis- payer as far as the incentive es or a research facility,
Hiring process consin, according to vari- to come to Fitchburg and would be a step toward low-
expected to begin in Hiring Mayor Jason Gonzalez
said Fitchburg was among
ous news reports. The Wis-
consin State Journal later
the environment, he said.
Those would be critically
ering unemployment here,
Gonzalez added.
Sept., start date in timeline the municipalities officials
from a Taiwanese electron-
reported that the Madison
Region Economic Partner-
important to me.
The state legislature has
Some more manufactur-
ing jobs would help address
January 2018 Sept. 11-Oct. 8: Ad- ics company visited as they ship (MadREP) had sent been discussing a $3 bil- our double-digit unemploy-
vertise position, accept look for locations to build in an email to Dane County lion incentive package for ment in the northern parts of
SCOTT GIRARD applications Wisconsin. municipalities asking for the company related to our city, he said. I would
But he cautioned that they sites for another potential the potential southeastern definitely be open to mak-
Unified Newspaper Group Oct. 9-11: Applicant building. Wisconsin building, and ing sure there was adequate
did not meet with any city
screening staff or elected officials, and Gonzalez said the city some critics have expressed transportation from those
After nearly two decades,
Fitchburg will have a new Oct. 11: PFC approves any sense of Foxconn poten- responded to MadREPs concerns with a possible northern parts of our city
police chief next year. interview list tially building in Fitchburg email with three possi- exemption for the company to wherever they chose to
T h o m a s B l a t t e r, w h o Oct. 25: Panel interviews is very preliminary. ble sites for development, to environmental standards. locate.
began as chief of the Fitch- They didnt state what though he declined to share Gonzalez told the Star
Nov. 1: PFC interviews the purpose of their business those sites at this point. that the typical players Contact Scott Girard at
burg Police with finalists
Department was, Gonzalez said, adding While its early in the around Dane County are ungreporter@wcinet.com
in February Nov. 2-28: Background that they visited Placon. process, Gonzalez said also possible locations, and follow him on Twitter
2000, will check Foxconn has been in that a multi-million dollar i n c l u d i n g Ve r o n a a n d @sgirard9.
retire at the Nov. 29: PFC approves
hire
end of this
y e a r. B l a t - Dec. 1: Pre-employment
Fitchburg Days
ter began his

Allen: Committee still planning on 2018 festival


physical and drug screen
t i m e w i t h Blatter
the Town of Jan. 8, 2018: First day
Fitchburg for new chief
Police Department in 1977. including Mayor Jason Gonzalez, in that meeting and the general tenor
He announced his inten- No idea about citys had plenty of criticism for Allen and of the way that meeting went, Allen
evaluation profile and pub-
tion to retire at the July 12
Police and Fire Commis- lic meet and greet.
intentions after July the festival and indicated a desire to said. (Through nine Fitchburg may-
consider having the city get involved ors) I have never seen anybody ripped
sion (PFC) meeting. An outside agency would discussion at Council with the festival. The Council had to shreds the way I was at that meet-
That commission, which perform a background a discussion about the festival at its ing.
is made up of five city res- check by Nov. 28, with a SCOTT GIRARD July 11 meeting and Allen responded Allen also met with Gonzalez and
idents, will oversee the hir- hire approved in closed Unified Newspaper Group to some of it at the July 25 meeting Ald. Julia Arata-Fratta (Dist. 2) and
ing process of a new chief. session on Nov. 29, accord- during public comments. said they had a good conversation
Members were set to vote ing to the proposal. The organizer of the annual Fitch- He specifically criticized Gonza- about the history of Fitchburg Days.
on the hiring timeline at Gonzalez said that he burg Days festival said he expects the lez for some personal comments the He still has no idea what the citys
the commissions Aug. 9 hopes to hold at least event to go on as usual in 2018. mayor made toward Allen during the plans will be for next year, but said
meeting, after the Stars six community impact Our committee is still planning on July 11 discussion. the committee will continue to oper-
deadline for this months sessions in the coming having a festival, Jay Allen told the Mr. Mayor, at the last meeting, ate as normal.
issue. months to let the commu- Star Aug. 9. Nothings changed as you made some very derogatory com-
The proposal would have nity weigh in on what far as that goes. ments toward me and I believe that Contact Scott Girard at ungreport-
a new chief begin Jan. 8, theyre looking for in a That comes one month after you owe me a public apology for call- er@wcinet.com and follow him on
2018, after a three-month leader of our police depart- members of the Common Council, ing me at least two different names Twitter @sgirard9.
hiring process. ment. He also plans to
That process would speak with officers at the
begin with the application department two or three
period from Sept. 11-Oct. times to discuss what
8, followed by applicant theyd like to see in a chief.
screening by the citys
human resources depart-
ment Oct. 9-11. The PFC
While he is not involved
in the hiring process under
t h e c i t y s p r a c t i c e , h e
Your Business Is Our Business
would then approve a list hopes the sessions could
of candidates to interview provide information for the
at its Oct. 11 meeting. PFC as they consider can-
Those candidates would didates.
interview Oct. 25 with a I would say that the
five-person panel made up police chief is a way more
important position than the Our business bankers dont work
of the city administrator,
deputy police chief, coun- mayor or anyone on the for the bank, they work for you.
cil president, chair of pub- council, especially in this
lic safety committee and a day and age, Gonzalez We treat your business like its our
police chief from a neigh- said. Its probably one of
the most difficult and com- business, and we know how to
boring community.
T h e P F C wo u l d t h e n plex things to do in 2017. get stuff done. .
conduct finalist interviews
in a closed session on Nov. Contact Scott Girard at
1, including a meeting with ungreporter@wcinet.com
Mayor Jason Gonzalez, a and follow him on Twitter
tour of the city, personnel @sgirard9.

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Letters to the editor Community Voices


Less job growth under Trump
Jason Miller, spokesper-
son for President Trump,
said on CNN you want
174.3 Average jobs
added to the economy per
month from 2010 2016
Hazardous materials
dont belong in the trash
look at the job growth under Barack Obama
numbers since he (Trump) (numbers are in thou-
came in, hes doing fan- sands).
tastic. 172.6 Average jobs

F
Thats pretty amazing added to the economy per
since average number of month February June all is a perfect time to clean furniture; seasonal decorations,
new private sector jobs 2017 under Donald Trump out garages, storage areas and VCR tapes, plants, lawn equip-
created per month since (numbers are in thou- other areas that get ignored ment, tools just about anything
Trump took office is actu- sands). on a day-to-day basis. Often when you can think of might be able to
ally less than the average Source: US Department I do that, I come across unwanted be used by someone else. Freecy-
number of new jobs cre- of Labor, Bureau of Labor household products that would be cle membership is free and posts
ated per month during the Statistics. easy to throw in the trash. are monitored. But items must be
previous seven years of Charles Uphoff However, I have been surprised Hazardous waste items should offered for free.
the Obama administration. City of Fitchburg to learn that many of these items not be put in the garbage, and they If you need to re-home eyeglass-
are considered hazardous waste should not be placed in your refuse es, dont forget the Lions Club
products. If not disposed of cor- container. collects them for their Recycle for
rectly, hazardous materials can be Fortunately, there are many plac- Sight program, which distributes
harmful to the environment. es in or near Fitchburg where haz- used eyeglasses to people in need.

Good riddance to Allen, Arnold These include items such as


medications, pesticides, poisons,
ignitables, aerosols, fertilizers,
ardous waste products that have no
value can be disposed of properly.
Here are a couple examples:
There are drop off boxes in the lob-
by at City Hall and the Fitchburg
Library.
I agree with Mayor and a library that is acces- household cleaners and oil. Pes- Alkaline or rechargeable batter- So the next time you have non-
Gonzalez about (Jay) sible only by the well to ticides, oil and fertilizer all can ies can be dropped off at the con- food, non-paper items to dispose
Allen and (Steve) Arnold do. I agree with the may- seep into the ground and contami- tainer in the Fitchburg City Hall of, think twice before putting them
keeping their noses out of or, good riddance to those nate groundwater our source for lobby. in the trash.
Fitchburgs affairs. They two. drinking water. Expired or surplus medications, If the items are still usable, con-
both had their chance and Alkaline and rechargeable bat- including narcotics are taken by sider Freecycle. If the items are not
all they did was bring Joe Kobeerstein teries and electronics, like com- the police station during normal usable, check Fitchburgs website
higher taxes, bike trails City of Fitchburg puters, phones and televisions, are business hours, Monday through to see if these items require special
also hazardous waste. They contain Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oth- disposal. Visit the citys website
a host of toxic substances such as er medications but not narcotics at fitchburgwi.gov, and search for
mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic can go to the Hometown Pharma- recycling guide. You can request a
See something wrong? and nickel, which can seep into and
contaminate groundwater when
cy on Cahill Main.
Electronics, phones, cables and
hard copy of the Recycling Guide
by contacting Rick Eilertson,
The Fitchburg Star does not sweep errors under the landfilled. similar items can go to Best Buy, Fitchburgs environmental engi-
rug. If you see something you know or even think is in Poisons and medications can fall the electronic recycling event or neer, or Erika Klutmeier, Fitch-
error, please contact editor Jim Ferolie at 845-9559 or at into the wrong hands or seep into Dane County Clean Sweep. burgs sustainability specialist, at
fitchburgstar@wcinet.com so we can get it right. the waterways and raise havoc with And in Fitchburg, empty aerosol City Hall.
waterfowl and fish. cans can be placed in your recy-
Another type of item requiring cling (blue) cart. Kia Stearn has been a resident
special disposal and this surpris- If you come across items that of Fitchburg for six years. As a
es many people is light bulbs. you dont need but are still use- Resource Conservation Commis-
Fluorescent light bulbs, including able, you may be able to re-home sioner, Stearn is dedicated to pro-
the now nearly ubiquitous compact these items. moting awareness to the businesses
fluorescent bulbs, contain mercury, One way is through Freecycle, and residents of Fitchburg by host-
Friday, August 11, 2017 Vol. 4, No. 6 a very poisonous heavy metal that at my.freecycle.org. There you can ing recycling awareness events in
Periodical Postage Paid, Verona, WI and additional offices. is harmful to both human health get rid of Items such as, surplus apartment communities.
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he childhood favorites I health of our family? and salt). Other times, the change
General Manager grew up with like Kool-Aid, As a dietitian, I struggle with is as simple as forgoing the chips
Lee Borkowski Lunchables, and the bright this as well. I love to cook and or crackers and opting for a piece
lborkowski@wcinet.com pink Nesquik strawberry milk bake. Its partly because I care of fruit or veggies and dip to snack
seem to have lost their popularity about what my family eats and my on.
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to whole grain bunnies, home- desire to nourish our bodies well, Not all processed foods are the
Kathy Neumeister made fruit leathers, and kale chips. but I also get a sense of satisfac- enemy either. Anything that isnt
kathy.neumeister@wcinet.com Whole foods, no artificial flavors tion from turning humble, individ- in its original state is technically
Display Advertising or colors, and preservative-free ual ingredients into a meal that we processed. Think whole grain
Donna Larson are hot marketing phrases right can enjoy together at the table. pasta, canned fruit in its own juice,
veronasales@wcinet.com now. But to make everything from or even canned beans. These are
Dawn Zapp
Its true, we scratch? Thats just not possible budget-friendly foods and add
should all be for me right now. healthy convenience to any busy
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striving for For me, it may look like home- week night for your family.
Catherine Stang whole, natural made granola bars for a snack one Buying packaged foods doesnt
stoughtonsales@wcinet.com foods more often, day, yet having a bag of pretzels in mean you have admitted to failure
Classifieds less processed the pantry for another snack. or have a lack of concern for your
Diane Beaman foods with ingre- Or eating homemade banana ice health. Making small changes and
ungclassified@wcinet.com dients we cant cream as a dessert one evening, reading the food labels to find the
pronounce, and a Hoerr
but then having store-bought ice best frozen French fries means
Circulation balance of all the cream the very next night. youre just as committed to your
Carolyn Schultz food groups in I typically make my own home- health as someone who makes
ungcirculation@wcinet.com our day. made pizza dough, yet top it with homemade pesto and hummus.
But does that mean theres no store bought pizza sauce. Aim for a balance of fitting
News more room for a frozen meal or Its all about finding a mid- whole foods in more often, limit-
Jim Ferolie boxed muffin mix? Not necessari- dle ground and acknowledging ing the processed foods like boxed
fitchburgstar@wcinet.com ly, but the pressure to make things what works best for your family. meals or bags of chips, and making
from scratch or eat only clean Rather than stressing about what room for flexibility. With that in
Sports ingredients is high. youre currently not doing, think mind, youll be ready to take on
Jeremy Jones Once August rolls around, about the positive changes youve the newschool year and all the
ungsportseditor@wcinet.com the lazy days of summer slowly already made and work from there. meals and snacks that go with it.
Assistant Editor change to gearing up for the start For example, perhaps the few
Scott Girard of another school year, a more extra minutes it takes to make your Kara Hoerr, MS, RDN, CD,
ungreporter@wcinet.com
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of packed lunches and structured than from a box is one commit- Fitchburg Hy-Vee. For information
Reporters meals. Getting any kind of meal on ment youre ready to make for or questions, contact her at kho-
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August 11, 2017 Fitchburg Star 5

City officials to hold One injured in


forum on recent crime Aug. 1 Anton
EVAN HALPOP
Star correspondent If You Go
Blatter told the Star the forum
which will be a mix between presen-
tation and audience participation.
Drive shooting
gunshot wound.
A forum on recent crime in Fitch- What: Discussion on recent crime Bahr told the Star he hopes to see Second incident in Police determined it is an
burg will be held at the Fitchburg as many people turn out as possible. isolated incident and have
When: Aug. 24, 7p.m. same block; first
Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 24, While he said he has some ideas for no reason to believe that the
starting at 7p.m. Where: Fitchburg Public Library, helping improve the neighborhood
There have been a couple of bur- 5530 Lacy Road with enhanced community policing was July 25 public is in danger.
FPD Sgt. Andrew McCa-
glaries over the past few weeks in by reporting suspicious activity to the rthy said the incident is still
addition to an attempted burglary, and police more often, as well as possibly SCOTT GIRARD AND HELU under investigation and that
a stolen car in a neighborhood that is Dan Bahr will be in attendance along putting surveillance cameras to moni- WANG no further details can be
typically a safe neighborhood, Fitch- with some officers from the Fitchburg tor the neighborhood better, he hopes Unified Newspaper Group released at this time.
burg police chief Thomas Blatter said. Police Department. Gonzalez told the community offers plenty of input. No injuries were reported
Mayor Jason Gonzalez as well as the Common Council that Lt. Chad Some of the best ideas come from One person was injured in in the July 25 incident.
Dist. 2 Alds. Julia Arata-Fratta and Brecklin would be doing the presen- our constituents, Bahr said. a shooting incident the after- According to a news
tation. noon of Aug. 1. release, officers responded
It was the second time in a to the area around 5p.m.
week police had to respond and found initial evidence

Man dies after Fitchburg motorcycle crash to the 5100 block of Anton
Drive for a report of shots
fired.
that an unknown suspect
fired several shots from
a vehicle stopped on the
A Cross Plains man died from the crash site on control and struck a curb. Brittany Zimmerman in A news release from the road.
Aug. 5 as a result of injuries the 6000 block of Bass- The motorcycle and Scoles Madison. The paper report- Fitchburg Police Depart- A t t h i s t i m e i t i s
from a July 20 motorcycle wood Drive after officers continued moving on the ed Scoles was the roommate ment about the Aug. 1 inci- unknown if there were any
crash in the City of Fitch- responded around 1:50p.m. terrace, striking sever- of a man who, according to dent said the shots were individuals in the area that
burg. According to a news al trees and posts before Scoles, confessed to kill- fired at around 4:14p.m. at the shots were being direct-
Andrew Scoles, 39, was release from the Fitch- Scoles was ejected off the ing Zimmerman, but that he a parking lot on the 5100 ed towards, the release said.
hospitalized from immedi- burg Police Department, motorcycle. wanted a presidential pardon block of Anton Drive. Upon Anyone with information
ately following the crash the motorcycle was trav- The Wisconsin State Jour- before he would give police arrival, a person was found can call the police at 270-
until he died two weeks lat- eling eastbound on Sub nal reported that Scoles any information. with a non-life threatening 4300.
er. Zero Way at a high rate was a key figure in the
Scoles was Med Flighted of speed when Scoles lost unsolved 2008 murder of Scott Girard

Two suspects flee after


attempted armed robbery
Two men attempted an a knife and the other
armed robbery around implied they had a gun,
5a.m. Monday and fled the according to the release,
scene. and they demanded mon-
According to a news ey from the victims but did
release from the Fitchburg not receive any.
Police Department, offi- The suspects are
cers responded to the 2300 described as black men in
block of High Ridge Trail their early 20s, approxi-
following a call. mately 52 tall with skin-
The investigation found ny builds.
that the two men alleged- Anyone with informa-
ly approached two victims tion is asked to call the
who were seated in a vehi- department at 270-4300.
cle in a nearby parking lot.
One of the men displayed Scott Girard

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Agora Art Fair Aug. 19


HELU WANG
Unified Newspaper Group If you go
Over 100 Wisconsin art- What: Agora Art Fair
ists will showcase their When: 10a.m. to 5p.m.,
work at the 9th annual Saturday, Aug. 19
Fitchburg Agora art fair
Saturday, Aug. 19. Where: 5500 E. Cheryl
The art fair will feature Parkway
local and regional artists, Info: agoraartfair.com
including Steven Wagner,
Cassius Callendar, Herb
Johnson, Lisa Hepburn and
Paula Sparks. Work of the a community art project
artists range from painting, which will be presented
ceramics, jewelry, photog- within certain city facilities.
raphy, glass, metals, wood- Leverentz said more art-
work, mixed media, fiber ists and local restaurants
and sculpture. will attend the fair this year.
Event coordinator Ste- As an expansion for last
ven Leverentz initiated the years popular project, the
first Agora Art Fair nine kite-flying exhibition, more
years ago with a purpose local kite flyers will show
to provide a platform for their works in the sky.
local artists to present their Leverentz expects more
works and bring the com- than 15,000 people will
munity together. attend. Part of the proceeds
Artists by nature want will go toward local char-
to show their works. They ities and organizations,
can get appreciation there, including the Fitchburg
Leverentz said. Chamber and Woods Hol-
Besides the art, there will low Childrens center.
be other activities, includ- T h e eve n t w i l l b e a
ing live music on, a chil- chance for local artists to
drens art yard, local food express their thoughts, as
and hands-on art experi- well as benefit local busi-
ence. Madison Flute club, ness and participants.
Greg Anderson band, West The impact of art, cul-
Side Andy, Thirsty Jones ture and community can be
and Tairis will perform very great, Leverentz said.
music on two stages. People
File photo by Samantha Christian can paint their own wine Contact Helu Wang at helu.
Camille Pfaff, 3, and her brother Harrison Pfaff, 4, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., check out lily pad metal art while walking around the glasses and participate in wang@wcinet.com.
Agora last year.

Calendar of events
Tuesday, Aug. 15 Babies, library, 729-1760 Memorial park, 2377 S. Thursday, Aug. 24 Memorial park, 2377 S. Saturday, Sept. 2
2 p.m., Retired TV direc- Fish Hatchery Road, face- 11 a.m., Cookbook Club, Fish Hatchery Road, face- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ice
Friday, Aug. 18 book.com/fitchburgflea- book.com/fitchburgflea-
tor talk, senior center, library, 729-1760 cream social, Eple-
270-4290 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., market market gaarden, 2227 Fitchburg
Paper plate crafts, library, 1-1:45 p.m., Bouncing
5-6:20 p.m., Read to Monday, Aug. 21 Babies, library, 729-1760 Rd., 270-4290
729-1760
dog, library, 729-1760 6 p.m., Concerts at 1:30 p.m., Mystery book Tuesday, Aug. 29 Sunday, Sept. 3
12:40 p.m., Movie Day:
Wednesday, Aug. 16 Lion, senior center, 270- McKee: Golpe Tierra, club meeting, senior cen- 11-11:30 a.m., Nursery 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
2930 Chapel Valley Road, ter, 270-4290
10-11 a.m., Book discus- 4290 rhyme time (ages 0-2), Ice cream social,Eple-
sion, library, 729-1760 4-5 p.m., Building with facebook.com/concertsat- 3-6 p.m., Fitchburg library, 729-1760 gaarden, 2227 Fitchburg
strawbees, library, 729- mckee Farmers Market (repeats 6 p.m., Labor Day party, Rd., 270-4290
10-11 a.m., Toddler art, Thursdays through Octo-
library, 729-1760 1760 Tuesday, Aug. 22 Nine Springs Golf course, Monday, Sept. 4
ber), Agora Pavilion, 5511 2201 Traceway Dr., 271-
1 p.m., LGBT presenta- Saturday, Aug. 19 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., E. Cheryl Pkwy., fitchburg- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ice
tion, senior center, 270- 5877
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Char- Ride the trails on a golf market.wordpress.com cream social, Eple-
4290 ity Kickball Tournament, cart, Deer Trail Head, 212 7-9 p.m., Safety public Thursday, Aug. 31 gaarden, 2227 Fitchburg
3-4 p.m., Afternoon art, McGaw park, 5236 Lacy N. Main St., 270-4290 forum, library, 729-1760 3-6 p.m., Fitchburg Rd., 270-4290
library, 729-1760 Road, reachachild.org 2 p.m.,Active womens Farmers Market (repeats
Saturday, Aug. 26 Tuesday, Sept. 5
Thursday, Aug. 17 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Agora group meeting, senior Thursdays through Octo-
9:30-11:30 a.m., Play
Art Fair, 5500 E. Cheryl center, 270-4290 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sto- ber), Agora Pavilion, 5511
3-6 p.m., Fitchburg rytime for giggle bugs, Doh Palooza, library, 729-
Farmers Market (repeats Pkwy, agoraartfair.com Wednesday, Aug. 23 E. Cheryl Pkwy., fitchburg-
library, 729-1760 market.wordpress.com 1760
Thursdays through Octo- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., King 10:30-11 a.m., Toddler 5:30- 6:30 p.m., Crochet
5-10 p.m., Back to
ber), Agora Pavilion, 5511 James Way block party, dance party, library, 729- school party, Nine Springs Friday, Sept. 1 101, library, 729-1760
E. Cheryl Pkwy., fitchburg- Huegel Park, 5902 Wil- 1760 golf course, 2201 Trace- 11-11:30 a.m., Back to
market.wordpress.com liamsburg Way, created- 2 p.m., Parkinsons school storytime, library, Friday, Sept. 6
4passion@gmail.com way Dr., 729-1760 10-11 a.m., Toddler art,
5-9:30 p.m., FTC back support group meeting, 729-1760
to school block party, Sunday, Aug. 20 senior center, 270-4290 Sunday, Aug. 27 4-5 p.m., Pokemon library, 729-1760
2690 Research Park Dr., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fitch- 6:30 p.m., Online dating 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fitch- pearler beads, library, Thursday, Sept. 7
294-4080 burg Flea Market, Gor- guidance, senior center, burg Flea Market, Gor- 729-1760 11:30 a.m., Crafternoon,
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King James Way
block party is Aug. 19
HELU WANG people showed up at the
party. Smith met many
Unified Newspaper Group
professionals in the If You Go
The King James Way neighborhood including What: King James Way
neighborhood will hold business owners, social Block Party
its second annual block workers and doctors. They
party Saturday, Aug.19, got to know about each When: 11a.m. to
a t J a m e s t ow n H u e g e l other and share communi- 6p.m., Saturday, Aug.
Park focusing on creating ty resources. 19
bonds between residents. I t s a g o o d wa y t o Where: Jamestown
Event organizer Wanda build the communi- Huegel Park, 5902
Smith said the neighbor- ty together and make it Williamsburg Way
hood suffers social prob- healthier, Smith said.
For this years block Info: Info:
lems like racial disparity
and violence. She hopes party, Smith has invent- created4passion@gmail.
to bring different cultures e d D a n e C o u n t y C i r- com
together and bridge the cuit Court Judge Ever-
cultural gap by providing ett Mitchell and Andrea
resources, like profession- Shorter, leader of Fitch- Smith said there will be
als and local organiza- burg African American food carts, live music and
tions. parents network, who will activities for kids.
Photo by Kate Newton
Last year, almost 300 share opinions about how
Cniyah Evans, 5, of Fitchburg, takes a break from dancing during the party to blow some
bubbles. to build community.

Coming up
Puppy play date skills and art materials by p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. at the Nine Springs golf Pokemon beads Ice cream social
working on crafts. Smocks People will be on the course, 2201 Traceway Dr.
Fitchburg Dog Park or messy clothes recom- carts approximately 1.5 There will be food, live Kids ages 5-12 can partic- The senior center will
Advocates will present a mended to wear. hours each way. Lunch will music and fireworks which ipate in a Pokemon Pearler serve free ice cream at
fundraiser, Puppy Play Date For information, call 729- be provided at the Herring is scheduled at 8:30 p.m. Beads activity from 4-5 p.m. Eplegaardens Old Fash-
from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1760. Sand Bar and Grill in Lake The event will be fol- Friday, Sep. 1, at the library. ioned Ice Cream Social
13, at Wisconsin Brewing Mills before heading back lowed by annual Labor Day They can make a Pokemon during Labor Day weekend
Company, 1079 American Hats for babies to Deerfield. The trip will party at 6 p.m., Tuesday, project or anything they can from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat-
Way. People can eat food Kids ages 13-17 can sew start from Deerfield Trail Aug. 29, at the course. Fire- think of with the pearler urday, Sept. 2 and 4; and
and play games with their hats for newborn babies at Head, 212 N. Main St. The works will start at 8 p.m. beads. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
dogs. The event will also 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug.17 cost is $12 per person. and an outdoor movie at 9 For information, call 729- Sept. 3, at Eplegaarden,
provide opportunities to at the library. The event is a To register, call 270- p.m. 1760. 2227 Fitchburg Road.
adopt dogs. part of the monthly program 4290. For information, call 729- For information, call
For information, visit help others in the communi- 1760. 270-4290.
facebook.com/Fitchburg- ty. The hours can be count-
Toddler dance party
DPA, or fitchburgdogpark. ed for National Honors or Kids ages 1-3 can shake
com. church groups serve time. their sillies out and dance
For information, call 729- with friends from 10:30-11
Art material 1760. a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at
the library.
Kids ages 1-3 can par- Golf cart ride For information, call 729-
ticipate in an art activi-
ty exploring and playing T h e a n n u a l R i d e t h e 1760.
Trails on a Golf Cart trip
will make a tour along the Labor Day party
with different art materials
from 10-11 a.m. Wednes-
day, Aug. 16, at the library. scenic Glacial Drumlin A summer celebration
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FTC back-to-school
block party Aug. 17
HELU WANG
Unified Newspaper Group

The Avante Properties will host the 7th


annual Fitchburg Technology Campus
back to school party on Thursday, Aug.
17.
The event will feature visits from
Bucky Badger, the Fitchburg fire and
police departments and the University
of Wisconsin dance team, as well as face
painting, arts and crafts, magic shows,
live music and childrens outdoor movie
theater. Stu Trio band will be back this
year followed by outdoor movie- Moana
at 8p.m.
Party organizer Kelly Noll said the par-
ty is to gather local community to cele-
brate the end of the summer and raise
technology funds for both Aldo Leopold
and Stoner Prairie elementary schools.
File photo by Kate Newton
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Francesca Danielson, 7, of Fitchburg, checks out the progress of her Jenga creation at the FTC back-to-school block party last year. create community awareness, Noll said.
Noll told the Star around 500 people
have attended the event each year, and it
continues to grow in popularity. Over the
If You Go past years, the event has donated $1,500
per school for technology improvements.
What: Back to school block party Its a good opportunity to get togeth-
When: 5-9:30p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17 er with neighbors and friends and mingle
with local police and fire departments,
Where: 2690 Research Park Dr. public library and city officials, Noll
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Oregon schools August 11, 2017 Fitchburg Star 9
Friends seek friends to help fight hunger as group enters second year
SCOTT DE LARUELLE Erickson told the Observer the number of OSD stu- our community. food packs (during school details.
Unified Newspaper Group last week. dents qualifying for free or breaks), and each school To help meet the growing
The subject came up reduced lunch was around Steady delivery received 130 gift cards from demand, the Friends are also
What started as a con- of how Oregons an excel- 5 percent. Today, its around To help those students Bills Food Center so kids looking for more volunteers,
versation between Ore- lent community, but there 17 percent; more than 700 in particular, the Friends that would normally only eat both to donate and, increas-
gon School District moms are also some real disad- students. set up three programs last at school those days were ingly, to provide need-
on solving problems soon vantaged kids who are not This year, the group has year, which will continue able to eat on days off from ed boots on the ground,
turned into an organiza- receiving the same opportu- expanded their programs to in the 2017-18 school year: school, Erickson said. For Erickson said.
tion that raised more than nities, she said. include experiential equi- Adopt-a-Kids Lunch Bal- this years summer school, It takes considerable
$30,000 last year to fight It didnt take long for the ty to help students partici- ance, Healthy Snacks and they delivered 1,950 break- financial support from the
hunger. four to take action. Follow- pate in events they might not the Foodpack Project. fast and snack bags. community to make it work;
Now, The Friends of ing their initial conversation, otherwise be able to. The lunch balance pro- W h i l e t h e fi r s t y e a r its pricey, she said. Thats
the Oregon School Dis- they held listening sessions District superinten- gram lets people donate exceeded expectations, the a big thing this year now
trict are looking for even with officials at all district dent Brian Busler said the online to the FOSD Food group has set even higher that we have the system in
better results in year two, schools over the next few groups work matches the Fund while making a depos- goals for this school year. place, were going to start
and some more people to months, finding a clear mes- districts core value of pro- it in their childs food ser- They will add a fourth ini- asking for people who
help them feed kids in need sage from administrators on viding an equitable edu- vice account through OSDs tiative to help provide some are actually going to help us
around the area. where they could help. cational experience for all Campus Portal. The snacks experiential equity for stu- with snack delivery, or food
The idea for the group Hunger came up as the students. program offers funding and/ dents, Erickson said. break. We didnt ask for that
started just over a year top priority; the top barrier Their work is a shining or snacks for students during It could be something as last year because we didnt
ago, when Christine Erick- to learning, Erickson said. example that our community the school day, while the little as helping fund a year- have the system set yet
son, Krista Flanagan, Julie So thats where we decided has leaders who are willing Foodpack project provides book, or somebody might this year well be asking for
Swartzmiller and Karin Vic- to start. to support and help young food and gift cards when not have field trip money or a little more than that.
torson got to talking while There is a growing need people, he said in an email school is on break. it could be cap and gown or
at a meeting for parents for help, as well. Erickson to the Observer. I view this Last year, the Friends an athletic pass, she said. Read the full story at
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Verona schools August 11, 2017 Fitchburg Star 11
Whats online
Access road remains an issue at new high school See more Verona Area
School District stories at
VASD, city could from the Wisconsin Depart- reluctance from the city to community members at a Billmeyer assured them that
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ment of Transportation for support the Paoli access point July 18 information session they were only listed as pos-
consider one access being closer than 1,000 as planned is the potential lia- the DOT is ready to sell it to sibilities because the DOT District considers
feet from the U.S. 18-151 bility for fixing backups to the the district which could then requires a municipality to
SCOTT GIRARD on-ramp. Getting that sort U.S. 18-151 intersection of build the road on it and use it exhaust all other possibilities turf for new fields
Unified Newspaper Group of approval would likely Paoli Street. as a school forest only with before it would consider an T h e Ve r o n a A r e a
take until Christmas time If we would, for what- the endorsement of the neigh- exception. School District is expect-
Verona Area School Dis- if it were approved at all, ever reason sign onto this boring property owner, the Its not meant to pick ed to make a decision this
trict officials have been hop- AECOM planner Jess Bill- theres also a pretty huge Coating Place. on your building and what month on using turf on
ing for support from the City meyer said. financial impact associated The pharmaceutical com- youre trying to do, Touchett some of the fields at the
of Verona for a second access Waiting that long, as Pub- with that, Public Works com- pany has plans to expand up explained. Its a matter of new high school. A pair
road to the new high school lic Works committee mem- mittee member and Ald. Mac to where the proposed road documenting, we looked at of staff members present-
site. The road would require a ber Ald. Evan Touchett (Dist. McGilvray (D-1) said Mon- would go 500 feet from the this option, heres why its ed on the different con-
waiver from the state from its 4) said Monday, could delay day. interchange which is why it bad. We have to demonstrate siderations at the Aug. 7
usual minimum distance from the districts plans to open the Public works director likely would not endorse the weve discussed it. school board meeting.
an highway on-ramp. school. A denial would mean Theran Jacobson explained Stewarts Woods sale without The district and its consul-
But after a second commit- reversing months of design he would expect the DOT to that decision in place, Gor- tants are expected to work to Community gets
tee meeting on the topic Mon- work. agree to such a short access rell said. Coating Place own- more fully complete a traffic first look at high
day, VASD superintendent Maybe 2020 wont work point on a few potentially er Tim Breunig, attended the impact analysis that would
Dean Gorrell acknowledged (to open the school), he said. expensive conditions. meeting Monday and indicat- be required by the DOT and school plans
that support doesnt appear That left an option of a sin- Any adverse impacts to ed that going further into his consider what options it has District officials held a
likely. City officials contin- gle access to the school off of the on-ramps, the interchange companys property would available ahead of anoth- pair of outreach meetings
ued to express concerns about West Verona Avenue, though would be solely on the munic- not be possible. er committee meeting next last month to update the
safety and the liability the that plan was not discussed in ipality to fix on their nick- Ive been very good about month, which could be Aug. community on the design
road could put on the city. much depth. It would require el is what I think would be working with the city to let 14 or 28. process for he new high
The districts preliminary modifications to an intersec- required in any agreement them know that if they want Touchett pointed out ear- school building. The
plans have included a second tion and the street, including with DOT, Jacobson said. to come across our property, ly in the meeting that what- next ones are expected in
access point in addition to additional lanes and plans for He and Billmeyer pointed I will make arrangements, but ever the solution, someone October.
the main one off West Vero- queued cars heading into the out that liability likely would the arrangements are at 500 involved in the process will
na Avenue through West End lot, but not DOT approval. be permanent. feet, Breunig said. Anything face an unexpected chal- Before-school
Circle from Paoli Street With traffic continuing Once this road is built, the greater than 500 feet, Im lenge. Chinese approved
over the Military Ridge State to increase at the Epic Lane city wont be able to move it going to object to. Not everyones going to
Trail and onto the campus. intersection, projections show again, he said. This road is A representative from be happy no matter what for middle school
Its a traffic-easing path the eventual traffic jams there. going to be where we put it Cleary Building Corp. joined happens, he said. Or else S e v e n t e e n Ve r o n a
city has had in mind for more A second road to the school for a long time. Breunig at the meeting in itd be done. Area School District
than a decade, dating to plans would not eliminate that pos- The road from Paoli Street voicing displeasure with middle schoolers will
for a shopping center where sibility, but could help ease it, would cut through Stew- the process, which included Contact Scott Girard at have an in-person Chi-
the school is now planned. as well as provide a second arts Woods, a state-owned maps during a presentation ungreporter@wcinet.com nese class before school
But it requires an exception entrance for safety purposes. heavily wooded area next to that were above that 500-foot and follow him on Twitter days next year.
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Fitchburg couple adopts, looks forward to second child after facing infertility
SAMANTHA CHRISTIAN failed as well. shared the good news with TC Within minutes of their
Unified Newspaper Group The Boyds were becoming in a card hell never forget. arrival, family members were
physically, emotionally and It was one of the greatest at their door.
In their journey to parent- financially drained but still moments of my life know- In the first month we had
hood, one Fitchburg couple longed for a child, so in 2015 ing that we were selected, he so many visitors, TC said.
has learned to expect the they took a step in anoth- said, tears in his eyes. We didnt know how to
unexpected. er direction: adoption. They He said they spent the next say no because there were
Melissa (Mel) and Terrance decided not to pursue the fos- three hours walking around so many people that helped
(TC) Boyd started trying to ter-to-adopt option, because the house aimlessly trying bring him into our lives.
have a baby five years ago, but they couldnt bear the thought to figure out what had just He was definitely worth
instead they faced infertility of losing another child. happened. Once the reality set the wait, the Boyds wrote in
as do nearly one in eight cou- Last spring, the Star wrote in they opened up a bottle of an email in March to those
ples, according to The Nation- a story about the family in wine theyd been saving for a who attended the Baby 4
al Survey of Family Growth advance of their Baby 4 special occasion, relished in Boyd fundraiser.
with the CDC. Despite the Boyd bowling fundrais- the moment and then started Thomas is growing fast, but
obstacles and odds, they are er, which in addition to a video calling their family and the Boyds wont need to get
now thrilled to have their GoFundMe account raised friends. rid of his clothes or toys any-
hands full with a 6-month-old nearly $30,000 to help with Later that month the adop- time soon. Theyll be saved
and a newborn on the way adoption costs. They were tion agency facilitated a call for his little brother.
that Mel is carrying. also able to make a donation between the birth mother Mel found out she was
To fully comprehend that to Baby Quest Foundation, a from Indiana and the Boyds, pregnant a week after they
marvel, the story needs to nonprofit that grants financial at which point she and Mel brought Thomas home from
back up a few years. help for fertility treatments exchanged phone numbers the hospital.
After having a miscarriage and had helped the Boyds and kept in touch throughout Shes due Oct. 22, TC
in 2012, Mel was later diag- with their surrogacy process. the rest of the pregnancy. said. Well have two boys,
nosed with diminishing ovar- In the months following Mel said the birth mother eight months apart. Were
ian reserve, which is unusual the fundraiser, their adoption was really open with her super excited.
for a 26-year-old. Since the profile was viewed dozens and would send updates and It took Mel a little while to
Boyds found out they would of times before they found ultrasound photos from the get to that point, because she
only have a 2 percent chance out they were chosen by an doctor. The Boyds met the Photo submitted
was in shock and scared for
of conceiving on their own, expectant mother through birth mother and her boy- After struggling with infertility, Fitchburg couple Terrance and the first month or so.
they tried fertility treatments American Adoptions. Mel got friend in January and toured Melissa Boyd adopted a son, Thomas Eugene Boyd, who was All of those emotions
and even a surrogate over the the call from the agency a few the hospital, which theyd end born Feb. 24, 2017. Against all odds, Mel is pregnant and from (the miscarriage) five
next three years, but those days before Christmas and up returning to in just a few expecting a boy in October. years ago came right back,
months. she said. When somebody
Their son, whom they They said right after Thom- said. But then you look at tells you for almost five years
Openings in Morning Preschool Program named Thomas Eugene Boyd as was born, everyone in the her (the birth mother) and she that you cant have a child,
(after Mels dad and TCs room experienced a whirl- is just sobbing because shes you really believe them.
Ages: 3 and 4 Mon.-Fri. 8:30 - 12:30 grandpa and brother), was wind of emotions. just lost something. It was so Mel said they literally cant
born Feb. 24, 2017. TC cut Youre so ecstatic because hard. make sense out of the news,
the umbilical cord, and Mel you just became parents and TC said nothing could but TC said they wouldnt
State Licensed was able to provide skin-on- your baby was just born and have prepared them for that have changed a thing.
City Accredited skin contact. hes perfect and healthy, Mel moment, and they were wor- People can believe what
ried that the birth mother they want, but I truly feel
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West football

Photo by Evan Halpop


The returning letterwinners for the 2017 Madison West High School varsity football team (front, from left) are: Javon Enochs, Brandon Thill, Carson Meyer and Johnny Gutknecht; (back)
Keishawn Shanklin, Jaden Stephens, Patrick Horvath, Ryan Wendland, Armoni Warfield, David Maravilla, Devin Sieben, Alex Okelue, Gus Zeis and Ben Thompson; (not pictured) Amir Har-
ris, Quinn Burgess and Diondre Davis.

Regents ready to challenge for title


Season begins Aug. 18
against Beloit Our first goal is always to win a state 2017 Big Eight schedule
championship.
EVAN HALPOP Date Opponent Time
Unified Newspaper Group Aug. 18 Beloit Memorial 7p.m.
Offensive line coach Alex Carrick Aug. 25 at Madison Memorial 7p.m.
Head coach Brad Murphy said
the Madison West High School Sept. 1 at Middleton 7p.m.
football team should be ready to Sept. 8 at Verona 7p.m.
succeed in his second year at the team that finished 5-5 and qual- Weve been working really hard Sept. 15 Madison La Follette 7p.m.
helm. ified for the playoffs. in both the weight room and the
With 17 returning letterwin- Murphy and his coaching staff classroom this offseason to help Sept. 22 Madison East 7p.m.
ners, the Regents will have less have lofty goals for 2017. us get there. Sept. 28 Sun Prairie 7p.m.
of a learning curve in Murphys Our first goal is always to win Seniors Keishawn Shanklin, Oct. 6 at Janesville Craig 7p.m.
second season, despite 21 play- a state championship, offensive Ryan Wenland, Ben Thompson,
ers graduating from the 2016 line coach Alex Carrick said. Oct. 13 at Janesville Parker 7p.m.
Turn to West football/Page 17

Oregon golf Verona golf


Shorter ties for 11th at Morgan
Candell gets top-10 finish at College Showcase
Incoming senior Ryan Candell fin- in the Morgan Stanley Champi-
Stanley Championship
ished tied for ninth July 5-6 in the Wis-onship at The Bog Golf Course in Ve r o n a A r e a H i g h
consin Junior PGA College Showcase Saukville. School senior Lauren
at Whistling Straits Golf Course in She- Candell finished with a 163 (83- Shorter continued the sum-
boygan. 80) to tie with Drew Arndt (Madi- mer Wisconsin Junior PGA
Candell shot a 156 (78-78) and tied son). golf season, tying for 11th
with Mosinees John Birnbaum. Hlinak (Kaukauna) won the meet place at the Morgan Stanley
Kaukaunas Brock Hlinak won the with a 1-under 143 (68-75). Championship July 30-31.
tournament with a 147 (73-74). Hlinak is fourth in the Player of Shorter shot a 169 (87-
the Year standings with 1,001.88 82) at The Bog Golf Course
Junior tour points. Piercen Hunt (Hartland) in Saukville to finish tied
Candell also competed in a tourna- leads with 1,260.77 points. with Maggie Warner (Lake-
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Kohler and finished tied for 42nd out of (Mequon) and Rachel Kau-
65 golfers with a 172 (90-82). - Anthony Iozzo Junior Lauren Shorter,
flin (Wauwatosa). pictured teeing off in the
Candell tied with Mequons Christian Abby Cavaiani won the
Staudt and New Berlins Ian Gatzke. WIAA Division 1 state
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Youth football Youth baseball

Photos by Evan Halpop

Success on the diamond


Photos by Anthony Iozzo Verona Little League sent several teams to the Oregon Youth
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Wildcats get Above, Head coach Neal Rozga high-fives Josh Mello July
16.
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et and the Columbus Wonder won July 16 during the July Blast.
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Youth swimming Football

Photo by John Dobrinsky

OCSC qualified several to state tournaments


The 2017 Oregon Community Swim Club state qualifiers (front, from left) are: Ronald Osborne, Parker Riedl, Gabriel
Dewald, Kennedy Faris, Samantha Siget, Katie McClure, Summer Steel, Karina Osborne and Katie Dunn; (second row)
Mason Konopacki, Hunter Dobrinsky, Josh Weber, Finnley Conklin, David Stevenson, Spencer Stluka, Alyse Block, Oliva
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and Erin Pierick; (back row) Rylee Duessler, Gracie Riedl, Jenna Dobrinsky, Claudia Schwartz, Zoe Rule and Jane Isabella
Ciambrone; (not pictured) Mattea Thomason.

Volleyball
Photos by Anthony Iozzo
Jahlil Turner (middle) attempts to break up a catch by Matt
Kissling during a scrimmage drill July 20. Ryan Michek (57)
watches in the foreground.

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season at 7p.m. Friday,
ANTHONY IOZZO Aug. 18, at non-confer-
Assistant sports editor ence DeForest.
Oregon High School foot-
ball players participated in The five-day camp was
the annual PRIDE football a part of the limited con-
camp July 17-21 behind the tact between coaches and
baseball field. players in the offseason.
Varsity, junior varsity and Regular practice begins on
incoming members prac- July 31 with the first game
ticed drills for offense and scheduled for Aug. 18.
defense and had scrimmage
drills, as well. - Anthony Iozzo

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Madison Edgewood
Madison West
Crusaders fall sports season begins Regents fall sports season starting
The Madison Edgewood High School 4:15p.m.
prep sports fall season begins this month Aug. 29 at Fort Atkinson at 4:15p.m. The Madison West High School preps Aug. 22 at Madison Memorial at
with girls golf, girls tennis, boys soccer and Aug. 31 vs. Stoughton at 4:15p.m. sports fall seasons are starting to get 4p.m.
football starting first. Sept. 5 at Milton at 4:15p.m. underway with girls golf, football and Aug. 24 at Middleton at 4p.m.
Girls swimming, boys and girls cross Sept. 7 vs Monroe at 4:15p.m. girls tennis. Aug. 26 at Brookfield Central invite
country and volleyball start near the end of Boys soccer, boys and girls cross at 9:30a.m.
August. Boys soccer (home games at country, girls swimming and girls vol- Aug. 29 at Verona at 4p.m.
Here are the upcoming games: Reddan Soccer Park) leyball start near the end of the month. Aug. 31 vs. Madison La Follette at
Boys volleyball begins after Labor 4p.m.
Girls golf Aug. 19 vs. Verona at 3p.m. Day. Sept. 7 vs. Madison East at 4p.m.
Aug. 22 vs. Madison La Follette at 7p.m. Here are the upcoming games (foot-
Aug. 11 Edgewood invite at 9a.m. at Aug. 25 vs. Notre Dame De La Baie Boys soccer
Yahara Hills Golf Course ball schedule is with preview story):
Academy at 4:30p.m. Aug. 31 at Mount Horeb at 7p.m.
Aug. 14 at Milton at 9a.m. at Oak Ridge Aug. 29 vs. Reedsburg at 7p.m. Girls golf
Golf Course Sept. 5 vs. Beloit Memorial at 7p.m.
Aug. 31 at Portage/Poynette at 7p.m. Aug. 11 at Edgewood invite at 9a.m. Sept. 7 at Madison Memorial at
Aug. 15 at Oregon at 9a.m. at Foxboro Sept. 7 at Stoughton at 7p.m.
Golf Course at Yahara Hills Golf Course 7p.m.
Aug. 21 vs. Stoughton at 3:30p.m. at Girls swimming Aug. 14 at Janesville Parker, Madison
Yahara Golf Course East at 9a.m. at Riverside Golf Course Girls Volleyball
Aug. 28 at invite at noon at Maple Bluff Aug. 22 at Milton at 6p.m. Aug. 17 at Milton invite at 8:30a.m. Aug. 26 at Belleville invite at 9a.m.
Country Club Aug. 24 at DeForest at 6p.m. at Oak Ridge Golf Course Sept. 2 at Monona Grove invite at
Sept. 6 at Spartan invite at noon at Black- Aug. 29 vs. Monona Grove at 6p.m. Aug. 22 at Beloit Memorial, Janes- 9a.m.
hawk Country Club Aug. 31 at Stoughton invite at 6p.m. ville Craig at Krueger Haskell Golf Sept. 5 vs. Beloit Memorial at
Sept. 7 vs. Monona Grove at 3:30p.m. at Sept. 5 vs. Stoughton at 6p.m. Course 6:30p.m.
Yahara Golf Course Volleyball Aug. 28 vs. Madison La Follette, Sun Sept. 7 at Madison Memorial at
Prairie at 9a.m. at Odana Hills Golf 6:30p.m.
Football (all games at 7p.m.) Aug. 24 vs Oregon at 7p.m. Course
Aug. 18 at Mount Horeb Aug. 25-26 at Sun Prairie invite at Sept. 4 at Verona, Madison Memorial Cross country
Aug. 25 vs. Sauk Prairie (at Breitenbach 10a.m. and 9a.m. at 2p.m. at Edelweiss Golf Course Aug. 26 Boys and girls at West Bend
Stadium) Aug. 31 at Fort Atkinson at 7p.m. Sept. 6 at Spartan invite at noon at West invite at 9a.m.
Sept. 1 at Stoughton Sept. 7 vs. Monroe at 7p.m. Blackhawk Country Club Sept. 2 Boys and girls at Verona invite
Girls tennis Cross country Girls tennis at 10a.m.

Aug. 15 at Neenah invite at 9a.m. Aug. 24 Girls at Brodhead invite at Aug. 17 vs. Beloit Memorial at 4p.m. Boys volleyball
Aug. 18-19 at Badger invite at 8a.m. 4:30p.m. Aug. 18-19 at Madison Memorial Sept. 5 at Fort Atkinson at 6:30p.m.
Aug. 22 vs. Waunakee at 4:15p.m. Aug. 31 Boys at Deerfield invite at invite at noon and 9a.m. Sept. 7 at Racine Park invite at 9a.m.
Aug. 24 vs St. Joseph (Kenosha) at 5:10p.m.

West football: Regents look to qualify for second straight postseason in 2017
Continued from page 14 after being named to the with 1,107 yards and 12 Horvath earned an honor-
first-team All-Big Eight
Conference list in 2016.
touchdowns on 51 recep-
tions, to graduation, but
able mention last season
and will be looked upon to
Returning letterwinners
Amir Harris, Quinn Bur-
gess, Armoni Warfield,
Shanklin completed 90 he said he knows he has a help the rushing attack. QB/CB Keishawn Shanklin (first-team all-conference),
of 172 attempted passes starting wide receiver in We really put a big WR/FS Ryan Wenland, WR/CB/LS Ben Thompson, WR/
Brandon Thill, Diondre
for 1,664 yards, 17 touch- Lupe. emphasis on footwork and DE Amir Harris, WR/DB Quinn Burgess, FB/OLB Ar-
D av i s , D av i d M a r av i l -
downs and nine intercep- Weve got to fill his being more explosive, moni Warfield (honorable mention), FB/OLB Brandon
la, Jaden Stephens, Alex
tions. He rushed for 182 (Carey) shoes the best we Carrick said. A good first Thill, RB/CB Diondre Davis, MLB/OLB David Maravilla
O ke l u e , D ev i n S e i b e n ,
yards and seven touch- can, Murphy said. We step can be the difference (honorable mention), RB/OLB Jaden Stephens (hon-
Javon Enochs, Gus Zeiss
downs on 59 attempts. have a couple of younger between a great play and orable mention), OG/DT Alex Okelue, OT/DT Devin
and John Gutknecht and
Newcomers Kacper kids battling out for the a bad play. Like all line- Seiben, OT/DT Javon Enochs, TE/DE Gus Zeiss, John
juniors Carson Meyer and
Lupe and Tysean Mitchell other spots, we are excited men, we need to work on Gutknecht, DT/OG Carson Meyer and C/DT Patrick
Patrick Horvath are all
look to be the main targets about this direction. keeping our pad levels low Horvath (honorable mention)
back this season, which
for Shanklin this season at The Regents will also and maintaining our blocks
begins at 7 p.m. Friday,
wide receiver. have fullback Warfield, through the whistle.
Aug. 18, against Beloit
Murphy said he is focus- who rushed for 212 yards
Memorial at Mansfield
ing on getting the receiv- on 42 attempts, back to Defense offense. interceptions.
Stadium. The defense will also Our strength is that
ing corps right after losing compliment starting run- Linebacker Maravilla, bring back three other we have a very talented
Offense first-team all-conference ning back Jaden Stephens, who had 60 total tackles, returning letterwinners, senior class, Carrick said.
receiver/return specialist who rushed for 118 yards will look to make a push Warfield (outside line - Many of these players
Shanklin returns as Terrell Carey, who finished and a touchdown on 35 to be a leader this season. backer), Stephens (outside have been playing varsity
the starting quarterback attempts. Maravilla added six tack- linebacker) and Horvat since their sophomore year
Last year we had a lack les for a loss, one forced (defensive tackle), who and understand what it
in effort, Stephens said. fumble and one intercep- will bring experience to takes to win at this level.
This year we have play- tion in 2016. the defense as well. The defensive backs will
ers playing with more pas- We got a lot of guys Warfield had 47 total be led by returners Burgess
sion. returning on defense, so tackles with five for a loss (defensive back), Davis
The offensive line looks we will be bigger and and two sacks. Stephens (cornerback), Thompson
good to help open holes badder, Maravilla said. finished with 35 total tack- (cornerback), Shanklin
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Pantry: Gardens provide 31-42,000 pounds of produce each year for local pantries
Continued from page 1

gardens has since raised the


How to help
amount of produce harvest-
ed to more than 100,000. To volunteer at the
Between the two Fitch- community gardens,
burg gardens, anywhere contact Peg Donoghue
from 31,000 to 42,000 at (217) 649-7210 or
pounds of produce in the
form of winter squash,
visit foodpantrygardens.
asparagus, potatoes, broc- org/index.html.
coli, cabbage, carrots,
beets, cucumbers, sweet
corn and green beans is
grown each season. school-sponsored commu-
The gardens dont use nity service. Volunteers
pesticides or rely on an have come from all around
irrigation system they the country, most recently
employ a methodology of from Chattanooga, Tenn.,
persistent weeding efforts M i c h i ga n a n d I n d i a n a ,
and hope that the rain will Parslow and Miller said.
come. Many of these kids have
We trust Mother Nature no idea what a pepper plant
will provide the rain when looks like, Parslow said.
we need it, Parslow said. Maybe in a grocery
Its been pretty good over store, Miller added. But
the years. they dont know what it
It hasnt always been a looks like as a plant. Photos by Kimberly Wethal
fool-proof method, though;
earlier this year, Parslow
First choice Sherry Bednarski, of Madison, works up dirt in the Lacy Garden Monday night to loosen up the potatoes growing below.

Meal gap
said the Lacy Garden was Pantries have other sourc-
turned into a lake when 13
inches of rain came down in
es for food besides the gar-
dens, but having fresh pro- How far does 42,000 pounds of produce go?
at 25 million
the span of 10 days. duce donated directly allows
In 2012, when drought- for a broader range of choice With a scale of 1.2 pounds of produce being attributed to each meal, the combined
like conditions resulted for those who rely on them. maximum yield of the Lacy and Uphoff gardens is 35,000 meals each season, pending
in volunteers watering by Grocery stores will donate good growing conditions. This is the standard used by the Second Harvest Foodbank
hand and the Fitchburg Fire
Department spraying the
garden with water during
their produce after its been
picked over to food pantries
to be sold at a lower price
when calculating the number of meals provided. per year
parts of the growing season, a contribution that is always generosity of many (gro- One in nine people in
just so the ground could appreciated, Parslow said cery) stores is usual- southwestern Wisconsin
hold the plants. but with produce coming ly second choice. In other deal with hunger in some
Many of the volunteers straight from the gardens, words, its been sitting in capacity, Second Harvest
at the Fitchburg gardens the food is coming to people the cooler or the fridge, and Foodbank spokesperson
come by way of church and in a better state. its a day from its expiration. Kris Tazelaar said. Chil-
youth groups, charitable This is their first For some reason or another, dren are more likely to
organizations or through choice, Parslow said. The people dont want it. deal with hunger, as one
Here, we take (the pro- in six do not have enough
duce) right to the pantry. Its food.
out on the counter for them In southwestern Wis-
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help provide healthy food Creating a community way to make a difference, cit of close to 4 million
We offer competitive wages, shift and weekend Peg Donoghue, volunteer
differential. Health, dental, disability and life insur- for people who would nor- meals.
mally not be able to afford Providing food for com- coordinator for the gardens, Wisconsin fares bet-
ance. Retirement, vacation, sick and holiday pay. it. munity members in need is said. ter as a state with hunger
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Van: Visibility, ease of librarys new set of wheels make community outreach sustainable
Continued from page 1 community events, which And though the program
drew more than 600 kids is over for the summer, the
people, Zimdars said. Not and 750 community mem- van isnt packed up quite
everyone goes to a commu- bers over the course of the yet.
nity school meeting so now summer. The library plans to have
we get to go to where the the van out for the regular
people are and hear about Other partnerships Tuesday night open houses
what they need. With the help of Reap at Leopold throughout the
As they have more time Food Group in Madison, school year. They are also
with the van, Zimdars and the library was able to pro- brainstorming more ways
Rawson hope to find more vide 520 free lunches for to connect with the commu-
places to bring the van kids under 18 at the Leo- nity, so the library website
beyond Leopold and inter- pold program. The Parks will be updated with future
act with as many of those and Recreation department events through the winter
away-from-the-library areas offered vouchers for some until the program picks up
as they can. of the food carts that also again next summer.
Fitchburg is a unique attended. Im so grateful for this
community with no school W h a t t h ey p r ov i d e d opportunity, Zimdars said.
district, no real central- for us is a really big deal It has been a long time
ized downtown, and its because theres a lot of kids coming and Im so glad that
so large, Zimdars said. who dont have food in the our council approved this
There are so many issues summer, Rawson said. position because I think this
with accessibility and I Healthy Kids Collabo- community is so unique and
think this is just the first rative provided free bike can really benefit from pro-
step in addressing that, but helmets and water bottles, grams like this.
Im so excited to be a part and Dream Bikes Repair
of that and come together sent someone to teach some Contact Amber Levenha-
with other organizations Photo by Amber Levenhagen
basic bike maintenance, gen at amber.levenhagen@
that want to support our Liz Zimdars, Fitchburg Public Librarys outreach librarian, travels around the city in the out- such as fixing a chain or wcinet.com.
community. reach van coordinating different library events. pumping air in the tires.
We had kids and adults
Getting the van
The library spent several
mechanism.
I have a very small car
school year. The outreach
van brought a new dimen-
community needed from
the library and how she
with their bikes lined up
and it was very, very cool, Dougs
years planning and fund-
raising to get the van before
and using it wasnt very
sustainable, she said with
sion to the interaction as
the library is able to bring
could best support the com-
munity. That led to the birth
Zimdars said. With the
water bottles and helmets,
Handyman
it was unveiled July 19.
The Friends of the Fitch-
a laugh. I dont have to
limit what I bring to my car
more resources to the event,
such as technology devices,
of the summer program,
which she hopes will con-
we wanted to make it a one-
stop-shop for people.
Service, Inc.
burg Library held the Books anymore so its really excit- sports equipment and other tinue going forward. Honey Do List
and Brews fundraiser in ing, especially that ease and interactive pieces like crafts On Tuesday and Thurs-
2015 and was able to con- visibility with the wrap and and games. day afternoons and Tues- PAR Concrete, Inc. Gutter Cleaning
tribute a significant amount all the extra space with the Zimdars said that when day nights, Zimdars packed Driveways Gutter Protectors
of funding for the van. van. she started her role as her car and eventually the
The rest came from funds The van is covered in outreach librarian, she van with games and crafts
Floors Bathroom Remodeling
Patios
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Zimdars said the van is a
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tan School District brought serve meals for our nutrition program.
ple aware of all the services
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A. This is a MAJOR decision; first impression is ALWAYS the best indicator. When
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A. This may come as a shock, but the source of your back enjoying what they do?
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disc at some point in their life and never even know it. An MRI concentrated in one area, or throughout the entire building? Feel free to ask staff what they think is causing the odor.
Jill Unwin, Lee Unwin, will not show strained muscles or pulled ligaments, which are Cleanliness is very important, does the community look clean, look past the furnishings, is there any garbage laying around,
DC, CCEP BCMT, CSCS cracked or dirty walls, dusty air vents?
more often the source of pain. Many times patients receive an
MRI during a time of pain, the MRI may show a multitude of Do the residents look clean and well kept? Are there activities going on, if they are, are the residents engaged in the activity?
things, such as, bulging discs or torn cartilage, but that does not mean that they are the source of the pain. Does staff leading the activity look like they are enjoying the activity? Is there a monthly calendar and would it match your
loved ones interests?
More and more research is showing that surgical procedures to correct bulging discs or torn cartilage are When talking to staff, do they listen and establish eye contact, watch how staff interact with the residents and is it in a manner
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Bodies in motion
New chiropractic studio in Break Away Sports Center focuses on movement
SCOTT DE LARUELLE
Unified Newspaper Group
Infinite
When Libby Paskey
didnt recover completely
Athlete
from some sports-related
injuries in her youth, it took
Chiropractic
a trip to the chiropractor to
finally help fix the problem.
and Rehab
Now, Dr. Paskey is the 5964 Executive Drive,
one helping fix the prob- Fitchburg (located in-
lems. side Break Away Sports
The owner of Infinite Center)
Athlete Chiropractic and
Rehab, which opened in Infiniteathlete.clinic
May inside Break Away 720-1144
Sports Center, said her
struggle to rehabilitate
spurred her to want to help a s t h ey h ave d i ff e r e n t
others facing similar medi- approaches and philoso-
cal issues. phies something she
I did not recover well calls the blessing and
from those injuries, she curse of our profession.
told the Star last week. I People should really
had great care, but it wasnt think about chiropractors
comprehensive enough to on a spectrum, because
address the entire issue. we cant just go from one
That all was solved practitioner to another
several years later during and expect to get the same
a visit to a chiropractor. care, she said. There is a
That was kind of the chiropractor out there for Photo by Scott De Laruelle
missing link I was looking everyone, but I will not be From left, inside their offices, are owner and chiropractor Dr. Libby Paskey and business manager Laura Bonebright. Infinite
for, she said. I had some the chiropractor for every- Athlete Chiropractic & Rehab opened in May inside the Break Away Sports Center.
lingering things I was deal- one. We started out very
ing with from those injuries philosophical in our profes- the time, moving is whats in all different directions
and once I received chi- sion and now were starting going to help you, not rest. and also giving them home-
ropractic care, that really
just seemed to address the
to really blend the research
behind us to support it, and
Paskey said she takes a
more functional approach
work so they can take hold
of their complaints and
FEEL LIKE MAKING AWESOME
entire issue. If I would have
had that aspect paired with
also blending in a lot of
rehab and other avenues of
to patient care, so her visits
tend to last a bit longer than
injuries and work them
themselves and take over
FAMILY MEMORIES?
the (physical therapy) and therapy. perhaps the average chiro- that injury and their care,
everything else I was doing, While Paskey said work- practor. she said.
I would have been in a bet- ing with athletes and and I want their body per- Paskey, a Fitchburg resi- WE CAN HELP!
ter place much sooner. active people is her pas- forming well, so I look at dent, said the location in the
So when it came time to sion population, her ser- the performance of their Break Away Sports Center
pick a career, Paskey said vices can help all types of body and functioning of is the perfect spot for the
she knew she wanted to be people suffering from pain the body rather than stati- new business.
in the healthcare field, but as a result of injuries. cally looking at their body Were across from a
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Administration 270-4213 Finance 270-4251 Planning/Zoning 270-4258
Assessing 270-4235 Fire Department 278-2980 Police 270-4300
Building Inspections 270-4240 FitchRona 275-7148 Public Works 270-4260
City Clerk 270-4210 Human Resources 270-4211 Recreation/Community Center 270-4285
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SENIOR CENTER
SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social, Labor Day weekend, September 2nd-4th
The Fitchburg Senior Center Friends (FSCF) Directors &
Senior Center volunteers will be serving free ice cream at
Eplegaardens; donations accepted and will go to support the
Fitchburg Senior Centers meals for seniors in need.

Grandparents Day, September 10th


FSCF will be running the Eplegaarden Snack Stand for Grandparents Day.

Annual Travel Show, Wednesday, September 27th, 2-4 pm


The FSCF will have travel companies present the extended tours for 2018.

Meet, Greet & Eat Fall Social, Thursday, September 28th, 4-7pm
Food, beverages & prizes. Those 50 and older are invited to attend.

ON AUG. 26 BRING YOUR OWN BAG TO HY-VEE


FOR REWARDS, LOCAL VENDOR FAIR
Fitchburgs Resource Conservation Commission has teamed up with
Hy-Vee Fitchburg to reward shoppers who bring reusable bags when they
go grocery shopping on Saturday, August 26 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
During this BYOB (bring your own bag) event, customers entering the
store with reusable bags will receive a $5 gift card for Hy-Vees Market
Grill.
Dont worry if you dont already have a reusable shopping bag! Hy-Vee
will be selling bags for $1 per bag with a one-cent fuel saver included for
each bag purchase. In addition, customers who purchase at least five reus-
able bags will receive a coupon for $5 off a $50 or more grocery purchase.
As a special bonus, Hy-Vee will be highlighting local vendors during this event. At least 10
local vendors will be offering samples and specials on their products. Hy-Vee will also showcase
its One-Step Program, a sustainability program that gives back to the community.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 26, bring your own bag (BYOB), and get rewarded
for helping the environment.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Go to www.fitchburgwi.gov/recreation and click on View Activities
to see our list of programs for this upcoming Fall Season!

Paint in the Park The Red Barn Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids
Whether you are This class will focus
a master painter or on exercises that foster
have never picked up a healthy mind, body and
a paint brush, this will spirit and will build upon
be a fun night for all! some basic yoga poses
What could be more and sequences. All yogis
relaxing than painting should bring a yoga mat and water to each
with friends in the park on a beautiful summer class.
night? Local artist, Sara Lenz, will be here to Classes - Intro (4-7 yrs), Intermediate
instruct you and help you create your own (8-15 yrs), and Peaceful Flow (Teens)
masterpiece! She will walk you through the Days/Times Saturday Mornings,
painting step by step. You will take home your September 23-November 11
16 x 20 canvas ready to hang on your wall. All Location Fitchburg Community Center
art supplies will be included. You may bring Fee - $48 for Intro Classes and Intermediate
your own beverage and food. Class, $56 for Peaceful Flow
Adults Only
Day/Time Tuesday, August 15, 6:00- Youth Soccer
8:00 pm We offer leagues for U7 (Birth year
Location McKee Farms Park Shelter 2010/2011) and U9 (Birth year 2008/2009).
Fee - $50 Practices and games are on Wednesdays for
U7 and Monday and Wednesday evenings for
Dance Classes for Kids U9.
We offer a vari- Location U7 @ McKee, U9 @ Tower
ety of dance classes Hill and Travelling
for kids ages 2-15 Fee $30R/$40NR
years old. We offer TALKING FITCHBURG HAS MOVED TO A NEW TIME!
Saturday classes and Instructional Soccer with Coach Scott Watch the show live at 12:00 pm Monday through Friday on the COM F2 channel.
Tuesday classes. U5 (Birth year 2012/2013) Talking Fitchburg has the latest news updates and the days headlines.
Both days have an end of the year Dance This coed program will intro-
Recital which will be held at the Oregon High duce the basic skills of soccer
School Performing Arts Center. including dribbling, passing, and
Classes Offered - Creative Movement (2-3 shooting. Shin guards are rec-
yrs), Pre-Ballet 1 (3-5 yrs), Pre-Ballet 2 ommended and dont forget a
(4-6 yrs), Ballet 1 (6-8 yrs), Ballet 2 (7-10), water bottle. This is an instruc-
Jazz 1 (4-7 yrs), Jazz 2 (6-9 yrs), Tap (5-8 tional program. Participants will not be placed
yrs), Hip Hop (7-12 yrs), and Poms/Dance on teams and contacted by a coach.
Team (8-14 yrs) Ages Birth year 2012/2013
Day/Time Saturday Mornings and Dates/Time Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am,
Tuesday Evenings, September-November Oct. 7-28
Location Fitchburg Community Center Location McKee Farms Park Small
Fee Ranges from $85-$95 (Recital cos- Soccer Fields
tumes included) Fee - $20R/$30NR
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City news August 11, 2017 Fitchburg Star 23
Council CIP amendment Nonprofit considering
sharing Lacy fire
proposals due Aug. 10 station space, cost
Aug. 22 public be posted on the citys web-
site by Aug. 18, according On the Web SCOTT GIRARD land valuation showed the
hearing to the CIP schedule.
Read about the proposed council amendments after they are posted to the
Unified Newspaper Group city would not make much
This is the first year the money from any sale.
citys website Aug. 18: The City of Fitchburg Pulvermacher did not
SCOTT GIRARD city has used a 10-year CIP
Unified Newspaper Group instead of five. The longer ConnectFitchburg.com may soon have a new name the nonprofit, but
outlook allows the city to roommate sort of. said they would share
The public will have one better plan for major capital Fitchburg Fire Depart- some of the cost of oper-
more chance to weigh in on expenses. ment chief Joe Pulver- ation and focus on ini-
the citys 10-year Capital Approval of the plan does million. expenditures include road macher told the Common tiatives relevant to the
Improvement Plan. not lock in any spending, The mayor also added resurfacing at $1.5 million Council Aug. 8 that a fire department, including
Though only one per- but the projects for the fol- ongoing revolving funds in 2022, when the city is Madison-based nonprofit risk-reduction. Theyve
son spoke at the Aug. 8 lowing year will be includ- for replacing vehicles and expected to acquire part of is considering moving into worked together in the
Common Council meeting ed in the initial budget pro- building upgrades. the Town of Madison, and the partially vacated Lacy past, he added, on a reg-
during a public hearing on posal. Rather than budgeting more than $23 million total Road fire station. ular, ongoing basis.
Mayor Jason Gonzalezs G o n z a l e z s p r o p o s a l for fleet vehicle equipment in 2022 and 2023 for a new While that station is still Pulvermacher said the
proposal, there will be increased capital spending when replacement is need- public safety facility. in operation, FPD will organization is hoping
another opportunity at the by $1.4 million for 2018 ed, included in this plan is To see the full proposal, soon move to a new sta- to present in front of the
Aug. 22 meeting. That pub- compared to 2017. The establishing a replacement visit fitchburgwi.gov. tion at the corner of Syene Council sometime in Sep-
lic hearing will be on alder largest projects proposed fund, Gonzalez wrote in and Clayton roads. tember.
amendments to the plan, for next year are resurfac- his introductory letter. The Contact Scott Girard at In the meantime, offi-
which were due Aug. 10, ing Fish Hatchery Road for goal of this approach is ungreporter@wcinet.com cials decided to maintain Contact Scott Girard at
after the Stars deadline for $5.1 million, funding for to level the property taxes and follow him on Twitter administrative services at ungreporter@wcinet.com
this months issue. the second new fire station needed for these smaller, @sgirard9. the Lacy station both to and follow him on Twitter
Those amendments will at $3 million and a replace- more routine purchases. save on costs for the new @sgirard9.
ment fire engine for $1.3 Some of the largest future building, and because a

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Daquaevion Suggs, 7, who lives in the Leopold neighborhood, climbs over a section of the RIGHT NOW, GET SUMMITS HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT WITH:
inflatable obstacle course at last years back to school event at Nine Springs Golf Course.
The event will include fireworks again this year after the Council approved funding Aug. 8. A low 1.99% APR intro rate for 12 months1, then as

Fireworks funding approved


low as 3.99% APR variable rate after that1
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Option to lock in a low fixed rate3
Tax-deductible interest4
ago, Arata-Fratta said to blowing up $4,000 in 15 Come on in or jump online to set up an appointment.
Alders express the Council. We are not minutes.
concerns with against the event, we are She expressed a similar And lets talk about all the things your money can do.
against the procedure that sentiment last year when
process was used to bring this to the the Council approved funds SummitCreditUnion.com
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SCOTT GIRARD timing. U l t i m a t e l y, t h o u g h ,
Unified Newspaper Group She added that the event Ald. Dan Carpenter (D-3)
has already been promoted explained the reasons that
Alders voted unanimous- as having fireworks with- everyone present (Ald. Aar-
ly Aug. 8 to pay $4,000 out the consent of funding on Richardson (D-3) was
for fireworks at a back- those fireworks from the absent) voted in favor of the
to-school event at Nine Council. Mayor Jason Gon- funding.
Springs Golf Course later zalez echoed her concerns. Our community strug-
this month. This is not the first time gles with its own identi-
But the unanimous vote that weve been in this posi- ty, so we have to be more
tion, in particular with this creative with finding ways IT.
OWN
did not reflect some under-
lying concerns from elected department head this partic- to bring the community
officials. ular year, Gonzalez said. together, Carpenter said.
Ald. Julia Arata-Fratta Its getting a little frustrat- Fireworks at Nine Springs
(Dist. 2), who chairs the ing to say the least. Golf Course is one of those
Finance committee, said her Ald. Dorothy Krause ways.
committee voted to advise (D-1) had an entirely differ- The fireworks and back to NMLS #449323 Offer valid for Home Equity Lines of Credit opened 7/31/20179/30/2017 only. Offer is subject to change without notice. 1 APR is
against the funding because ent set of concerns: the fire- school night will be Satur- Annual Percentage Rate. After the twelve-month introductory period the rate will revert to the floor rate of 3.99% or the Prime Rate as published
in the Wall Street Journal plus or minus a margin, whichever is higher. Your actual rate will be based upon your credit worthiness and
of the last-minute nature of works themselves. day, Aug. 26. loan-to-value. As of 7/15/2017 the lowest variable rate without the discount would be 3.99% APR (floor). The APR will not vary above 15% APR nor below
the request. If were going to have 3.99% APR. Prime rate as of 6/21/17 is 4.25%. Maximum LTV TVV is 90%. Property insurance is required. Offer only applies to new Home Equity Lines of Credit
Our concern was why fireworks, I would just as Contact Scott Girard at opened on or after 7/31/2017. Existing Home Equity Lines of Credit are not eligible for the introductory rate. 2 No or low closing costs for new HELOC only.
the park director didnt soon not spend taxpayer ungreporter@wcinet.com Appraisal fee and title insurance, if required, is an additional charge. The charge for an appraisal is typically $385 to $470, the charge for title insurance is
typically $325. 3 Lock in up to five fixed-rate amounts at one time. First rate lock is free, $35.00 for each additional. 4 Consult your tax advisor regarding
come with this resolution money on it, Krause said. and follow him on Twitter deductibility of interest. Summit Credit Union 2017.
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