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VOL. 126, NO.


Flood of 2018: After the Rain

A Special Edition of the Middleton Cross Plains Times-Tribune

Greens, Neighbors Hit Middleton Reponds

Hard in Cross Plains
BY MICHELLE PHILLIPS live side by side at 2909 and 2915 Brewery Rd.
to Flood Damage
Times-Tribune and were evacuated at around 2 a.m., felt the
Thunder clapped, lighting lit up the sky and same way when they saw water rising in the
water rose quickly on Brewery Rd. in Cross road. “We have the creek right behind our house
Plains, as residents were evacuated by the fire and I would have expected it to come from there
department on the night of Aug. 20. if it flooded,” said Kathy, who has lived in her
Jodi Green said she noticed the water rising home for 38 years, as has Janet, and never ex-
in the street around 5:30, but since her house perienced a flood.
had never flooded, she wasn’t too concerned. First, sewage started pouring into their base-
The Cross Plains Fire Department evacuated ments. Next water broke doors and windows
the Green house at 7:40 p.m. “When the fire de- gushing into basements and finally seeped
partment came, they told me to leave my three under doors filling the living spaces upstairs
dogs. My friend Melissa (Murphy) risked her and garages.
life to go get them later,” said Jodi. At one point, Jodi said she saw something
“I was hanging on to the railing, trying not moving down the flooded street, and realized,
to get swept away by the current,” recalled Me- “That’s our camper! It hit a car down there,” she
lissa. Once in the house she let out the dogs and said, pointing at the intersection. “The village
a neighbor took them in to their garage until she brought it back.” The camper is now parked
could come back for them.
Neighbors Janet Gray and Kathy Acker, who
See Neighbors, page 2A

Kevin Murphy-Times-Tribune
Starion Bank, one of many flood-damaged businesses in John Q. Hammonds-Demming
Way area of the city, could be closed up to 90 days, said Curt Walth, an executive vice

BY KEVIN MURPHY no damage, he said. “It was totally flooded, the

Times-Tribune “There’s been some reported basement, too,” he said.
Last week’s record rainfall structural damage reported, but The basement contained a
damaged public and private damaged inventory, business conference room, break room
property in the city of Middle- interruption and businesses not and storage area that were
ton by a combined estimated being able to buy flood insur- covered in a few feet of water.
$23 million and may close ance, other than sewer backup The elevator in the three-story
some businesses up to 90 days. insurance, is where much of the building hasn’t worked since
The impact of being near the loss is being felt be felt,” Nutt the Aug. 20 rain turned into a
center a nearly 12-inch rainfall, said. flood for lower-lying areas.
will be felt temporarily and into Starion Bank, on John Q Ham- Retailers in Greenway Sta-
the future, said Chamber of mons Blvd., may be closed for tion overall fared better than
Commerce Executive Director up to 90 days, as the building’s their counterparts north of US
Van Nutt. first floor was heavily flood 14 where parking lots turned
Deming Way, Greenway damaged, said Curt Walth, an into lakes, stranding motorists,
Michelle Phillips-Times-Tribune Blvd. and John Q Hammonds executive vice president. damaging vehicles and closing
Jimi Green of Cross Plains cleans up debris from inside his family’s home on Aug. 26. Dr. were among the most Walth stood Monday among stores until water and debris
He and his wife Jodi are waiting for a building inspector to tell them if the house is safe flood-damaged areas in the city ripped up carpeting, and di- could be removed.
to live in. with only a few businesses on sheveled furniture in the bank’s
N. Deming Way having little or empty lobby. See Middleton, page 4A

Communities Come Together in Sandbagging Effort

BY KATHERINE PERRETH Road but had been diverted to about 10,000 sandbags, Hop- vancy, but that area is not safe speak for my neighbors using
Times-Tribune Monona on Wednesday. wood said, and an additional currently for volunteers.” them when I say we’re super
The youngest was three; the Montgomery gave accolades 5,000 bags are available. “As Earlier in the week, the appreciative of the sand bags.”
oldest had seven decades under to Middleton Department of of right now, we still have some Middleton Football Team had Two huge cement storm
her belt. Scouts and Huber-re- Public Works Operations Man- stock throughout the city and pitched in as well, loading mul- drainage tunnels are completely
lease volunteers, neighbors, ager Brad Hopwood. “He’s sandbags ready. We’re pretty tiple pallets with sandbags on submerged on one side of Dal-
friends and Good Samaritans. been really good to work with; well stocked.” Middleton Beach Road along santo’s property. Her
They hailed from Madison, he stopped by, which we ap- A deputy clerk in the city’s Lake Mendota. Resident Jill
Middleton and Cross Plains. preciated. And we’ve had great finance department, Michelle Dalsanto said, “I think I can See Sandbagging, page 3A
All spent part or most of Aug. communication with him.” Marx, volunteered to
23 filling sandbags at Park Hopwood was responsible for coordinate sandbag-
Shores Court, near Tiedeman’s making sure the crew had ev- ging and clean-up
Pond. erything they needed to get the volunteers said, “I’ve
The City of Middleton kept job done, including providing had more than 60
volunteers supplied with sand, a bagging contraption. He also people express inter-
bags and zip ties, while car after had more sheet plastic deliv- est in volunteering,
van after pick-up truck drove ered for homeowners to wrap including different
through the cul-de-sac to load. around bags they would place employee groups
Rarely did more than a layer in layers of rows. from area businesses.
of sandbags accumulate before All told, through Friday, There are no sched-
being hauled away. Hopwood estimates 200 tons of uled times, or sign-ins
Lynn Montgomery, volunteer sand have been delivered to the with me, they’ve just
coordinator with the Dane three sandbagging locations: been directed to head
County Sheriff’s Office esti- Park Shores Court, Dewey to the sand bagging
mated her crew of four plus a Court and Middleton Beach sites and help as long
handful of others filled between Road (the latter two are on ei- as they could. There
600-700 bags in about seven ther end of Middleton Beach is also a lot of interest Katherine Perreth-Times-Tribune
hours. She’d been with the crew Road). in helping with clean Tyler and Jordan Tognetti pitch in Thursday late afternoon at the
Tuesday at Middleton Beach Volunteers have bagged up in the Conser- Park Shores Court location, while a new friend holds the bag.

Rapidly Rising Water Causes Extensive Dane County

Damage to Cross Plains Homes, Businesses Public Health
Until last week’s historic
rainfall, Roman Ripp, of Cross
Plains, said he hadn’t had a drop
Warns Residents
of water in the basement of his
Spring St. home in 40 years.
On Monday, a cleanup crew
of Flood Hazards
finished removing carpeting,
furniture and other belongings Times-Tribune
from his basement damaged by a After recent flooding and in southern Dane County, and more
backed-up floor drain. expected with more rain predicted, Public Health of Madison &
“It was only about four-to-five Dane County (PHMDC) says there are hazards and dangers to look
inches deep, but it ruined every- out for and prevent.
thing on the floor,” he said. Sarah Mattes, Communication Supervisor for the department
A neighbor around the corner warned that you should always avoid contact with flood water
from Ripp had water troubles by whether it is during flooding or as water recedes afterward.
the foot. “Flood waters and standing waters can pose various risks, includ-
“The sewer drain was so full ing infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries. Contami-
of water that the water geysered nants can include sewage, fertilizer, manure, gas, and pesticides.
out of the toilet,” said Gerry We advise everyone to stay out of flood waters if possible, she said.
Pfeifer, of Hydro Pro Drying Tetanus is another hazard if you have gotten a wound. It is al-
Systems. Kevin Murphy-Times-Tribune ways good to make sure that you have a tetanus shot or booster.
That Park St. homeowner had
Photos, Above: Roman Ripp stands next to a furniture and other belongings removed from “If someone experiences an injury and is unsure of their vaccina-
four feet of sewage-contaminated
his Spring St. basement; Right, A drone photo shows an aerial view of Saeman Lumber Co. tion status, it’s a good idea to check with their health care provider
water in her basement right after
the August 20 flood and four in Cross Plains on Aug 22. See Public Health, page 4A
inches by the time Hydro Pros
got there two days later. It took $5,000 to clean out an unfinished they’re calling to find one,” he
about a day to remove the sew- basement, $6,000 to $8,000 for a said.
age residue. basement finished in carpeting, Two cars washed down Mar-
“Whether someone has a fin- drywall or paneling, said Hydro ket St. and into Saeman’s Lum-
ished basement or not, people Pros. A furnace, water softener ber Co. coming to rest close to
store a lot of stuff in their base- can add another $3,000 to $4,000 the company’s relic delivery
ments and that gets damaged to the total cost, Pfeifer said. truck, which was pushed about
with this kind of water and can’t Even if their losses are eligi- 20 feet by rushing flood water,
be cleaned,” Pfeifer said. ble for relief from state or federal said Mike Dunse, office coordi-
Basements filled corner to cor- sources, that can take months. nator.
ner with sewage can take a full Damages to new and used Black Earth Creek flows be-
day for Hydro Pro’s four-man vehicles at Kalscheur Dodge are hind the lumber yard and pushed
crew to clean up. At last count, approximately $1 million, said stacks of laminated lumber next
Hydro Pros had 76 calls to re- Dean Kalscheur owner. door to the village’s wastewater
spond to, Pfeifer said. Kalscheur was returning to the treatment plant. Other stacks of
“I’m a local Cross Plains res- dealership on Main St. during lumber were pushed about 100
toration company. I can’t image Monday night’s down pour in feet or more down the railroad
what the bigger companies have, time to move about 20 of his tracks.
four, five or six hundred calls. 100-vehicle inventory inside. “The water was six feet high
Not many homes on parts of About 60 of the 80 vehicles left in front of the office about as
Park and Spring streets weren’t outside overnight are totaled and high elsewhere in the yard,”
flood damaged and since they’re won’t be sold, he said. Dunse said.
not located in the floodplain, “We’re still open for busi- A lot of stacked lumber was
there’s typically no flood insur- ness…Servicing cars, finding still damp Monday and whether
ance to cover their losses. cars. There’s a lot of people in it could be put to use remained
It can cost between $4,000 and town in need of cars now and undetermined, he said. Photo Submitted by Jeanne Statz

Neighbors Continued from page 1A

down the street from her all of the contents of the house.” got into the insulation. The sad reality is, unless there long way,” said Kathy. the clean-up at their home and
home at 2914 Brewery Rd. “Now we are just waiting for Across the street Janet and is a National Disaster Declara- Volunteers, many organized Adam said he skipped football
“It was like a raging river run- the building inspector to tell us Kathy had flooding in their tion by Pres. Donald Trump, no by village leaders were out in practice last week to help his
ning parallel to the creek, and it if it’s condemned,” added Jodi. basements, and found out there one will get financial assistance force to help with the clean-up, family with the flood mess.
went right down the road,” Jimi The Greens and their five kids, was no financial help, as did the from the government. FEMA is and those with flood damage got Adam reflected on the dam-
described. Jasmin, Jordan, Jaelyn, Jocelyn Green family, who have a go not deployed to assist in disas- help from family and friends as age to their home, “It’s not
In the Green home everything and Adam, have been staying fund me page. ters without a national declara- well. People came from all over good, but other people have it
was ruined, and a giant dump- with Melissa’s family. “We “Someone from Red Cross tion. the area to help. worse, so I try to think of it that
ster was inadequate in handling went from a family of five, to told me I have minor damage,” The Red Cross, Salvation “One guy, and elderly man, way.”
all of the trash that once made a family of twelve overnight,” said Janet. “Does this look like Army and Dane County Emer- drove here from Windsor and “I feel like I got punched in
up their lives. Piles of furniture, Melissa joked. minor damage?” She asked, gency Management have all asked how he could help. He the gut,” Jimi added.
paneling, carpet, clothes, toys Inside the house, everything gesturing toward the large pile been around to collect damage had seen me on the news and Jimi, Jodi, Kathy and Janet all
and everything else imaginable in the basement is gone with the of items on the curb, then her reports, deliver food and water just drove down here. It turns agree that the magnitude of the
was piled on the curb in front of exception of a few 2x4 studs. missing garage door. and offer clean-up and toiletry out he is an insurance agent and flooding hasn’t really hit them
the Greens’, with similar piles Upstairs water came in through “He told me even if FEMA kits. Residents said they had not he gave us some advice,” said yet.
lining many of the streets in the patio door and several inches got involved they probably seen representatives from the Jimi. None of the residents that “We haven’t had any down
Cross Plains. were standing inside. All of the wouldn’t help me because of Village of Cross Plains. “I can’t we talked to had flood insurance time to even let it sink in,” Jodi
“We’ve got about everything flooring has been removed and my minor damage. I guess you imagine how bombarded every- because they are not considered concluded.
out of the house,” said Jimi Jimi was planning on moisture have to lose everything like the one is, but ‘how are you doing?’, to be in a flood plain.
Green, Jodi’s husband. “We lost testing the walls to see if water Greens.” ‘sorry for your damage’ goes a The Green children help with

Michelle Phillips-Times-Tribune
Photos, Left: Adam Green points out damage in the family kitchen; Above: Furniture, per-
sonal items and building materials are piled up on the curb in front of Janet Gray’s house,
a common seen in Cross Plains last week.

Evers Speaks in Middleton Council Approves TIF

for Affordable Condos
Gubernatorial Candidate Kicks Off Opening of Middleton Democratic Headquarters
MIDDLETON–A little more MIDDLETON–The Middleton Common Council approved a
than a week after winning the TIF agreement for $709,215 to assist Cornerstone Development
Democratic nomination for with extraordinary costs in constructing 48 condos and subsidizing
governor, state superintendent affordable units reserved for residents making 80 percent of the
Tony Evers spoke Aug. 23 at a area median income (AMI) or less. The council also deferred the
Middleton Action Committee in Treysta project at its Aug. 21 meeting.
conjunction with the reopening On July 3 the council deferred action on the request for assistance
of the Democratic Party office because it didn’t include a marginal cost comparison for storm
in Middleton. The headquarters water infrastructure. That has been submitted to and reviewed by
is located in the former Star- the city’s TIF consulting engineer Tom Stetzer who found most of
bucks building at Frank Lloyd the costs eligible and the request amount was adjusted.
Wright and County Hwy M. City administrator Mike Davis said if the city is able to facilitate
Evers touched on the pri- the construction of three buildings the project will generate about
mary, what his priorities would $1.4 million of tax increment for the life of TID #3 and create 10
be as governor and how he’s workforce housing condos near the start of the development.
going to campaign against Davis recommended the council provide $609,215 in devel-
incumbent Governor Scott oper-financed and $100,000 in off-site costs toward this project,
Walker. totaling $709,215. He said as the condos are sold they eventually
Assembly Rep. Dianne Hes- would add 10 qualified affordable condos and an estimated net gain
selbein, Sen. Jon Erpenbach of $730,675 to TIF District #3.
and Democratic candidate for The agreement will tie into an existing condo development,
state treasurer Sarah Godlewski Whispering Pines, which began in 2006, and stalled during the
Cameron Bren-Times-Tribune
spoke before Evers at the event. economic recession in 2008. The developer started building again
Tony Evers, Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Governor was on hand Aug. 23 at the in 2016 and now adding another phase.
Hesselbein announced that
grand opening of the Middleton Democratic Headquarters. In 2006 the city sold property it had acquired to Cornerstone
the Democrats have 92 candi-
dates running in the state’s 99 student loan debt and be a fiscal focus on a progressive vision Obama’s 2008 presidential run Development, valued at $1,654,000, for the prospect of developing
districts. Hesselbein noted that advocate for consumer loans. for the state rather than, “beat- and has been active since. The affordable condos. The city gave the developer a discount on the
43 of those are women. Sen. Jon Erpenbach of Mid- ing Scott Walker up.” group does canvassing, phone land of about $391,000 in anticipation of 35 income eligible units
Godlewski reminded the au- dleton introduced Evers as As governor, he said he banking and writes postcards. or 25 percent of the total units developed.
dience that Walker has advo- the life of the party saying his would focus on investing in “We keep the energy up and In phase one 44 units were constructed, of which 18 were sold to
cated for eliminating the state hobbies include euchre and the public education and the uni- I think people are really ready people making 80 percent AMI or less. Phase two started in 2016
treasurer position altogether. polka, but more seriously, said versity system and improv- for this,” Jensen said. “So, we and includes one 12 unit building with four residents that qualify
Walker said he was voting he was the one to lead voters, ing infrastructure. He said he are looking to get Tony elected for low-income assistance.
’yes’ to eliminate the position “out of the wilderness.” would also accept federal funds and the rest of the ballot.” The proposed phase three includes three 16-unit buildings to-
on a statewide in a referendum Evers opened acknowledg- to expand Medicaid in the state. Jensen said her group was taling 48 units, of which 10 would be reserved for low-income
in April. ing he was probably not many Evers announced his cam- very mixed in who they favored residents.
Godlewski said she led the people’s first pick winning the paign had just raised a total of for the democratic candidate, The TIF agreement is developer financed, minimizing risk to the
“Save Our Fiscal Watchdog primary with 41.8 percent of $1 million. But he said he will but she believes Evers has the city. Both the plan commission and workforce housing committee
Committee,” which helped to the votes. probably never catch up with energy, experience and likabil- reviewed the request and recommended approval to the council.
persuade voters to reject the “I know there are at least one Walker whose campaign re- ity to take on Walker. Without discussion Alder Mark Sullivan made a motion to ap-
elimination with 61.75% in or two of you in this room that ported raising more than $5.5 She said the fact that Evers’ prove the TIF agreement. The motion passed unanimously.
favor of keeping it. probably didn’t vote for me,” million in July. campaign has already raised $1 The council put a hold on another project moving through the
She believes the office Evers said. He said he feels the “We can beat him, but it is million is a good sign. pipeline. An 8.48-acre, mixed-use project and public market in the
should be fiscal watchdog that race made all the candidates going to have to be retail poli- Jensen said she particularly Parmenter corridor, proposed at 7622 Lisa Lane by Treysta Group,
would audit things like the stronger, energized the base and tics,” Evers said. likes Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, was seeking approval for a specific implementation plan (SIP), the
Foxconn deal. She added she he was, “proud to have their Carol Jensen with the Mid- a former Assembly Representa- last step of approval from the council before getting a building
would use investment authority support.” dleton Action Team said her tive from Milwaukee.
of trust funds to help refinance He said his campaign will group formed during Barack See Council, page 5B

Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena Gets Overhaul

Oct. 12. “We closed this side
down,” said Joudrey pointing
Times-Tribune to one slab of ice, swirling with
MIDDLETON–Bob Suter’s the movement of youth hockey
Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton camp attendees. “We brought
became home to the Madison the ice in five feet. It was closed
Capitols last year, after three for about two months.”
years at the Alliant Energy Once the ice is done, work
Center. Now the arena will get turned to the addition of seven
some needed updates to house new suites accommodating 20
the USHL team. people, and the Suter Suite,
The Capitols are owned by which can hold 35. There will
a group of investors, which in- also be a Mezzanine level beer
cludes hockey legend Suter’s garden and food area for 300-
son, Ryan Suter. “Our group of 400 hundred.
investors and the league agreed Joudrey said they wanted
to on the renovations,” Andrew seating to be family friendly
Joudrey, president of the team and have traded out the old
said. “We knew right away we bleachers for recreational fam-
were going to renovate and ily seating. All of the old seat-
started working with the city.” ing rink side was donated to
The arena has two ice rinks Monroe Youth Hockey. The
and hosts youth hockey, hockey remodel will bring seating from
camp and the Middleton High 1,300 to around 2,500, nearly
School Cardinal team. Joudrey doubling capacity.
said they have maintained one There will also be a merchan-
area at all times for these activ- dise store to get Caps gear and
ities. a new Will Call area. A video
First on the list of the $2 board will also be added. Image Submitted
million is renovations was A concept image of what the renovated ice arena will look when work is complete. The remodel should be done ahead of
getting the main ice ready for See Arena, page 2B the Madison Capitol’s season opener on Oct. 12.
the season opening game on

Regal Find Offers Local Art in Downtown Middleton

BY MICHELLE PHILLIPS always had such a passion for
Times-Tribune creating and art, and I like hav-
MIDDLETON–If you are in ing a connection with local art-
the market for a local art find, ists and makers.
look no further that the Regal Regale said she tries to ap-
find, located at 7505 Elmwood peal to a lot of different price
in downtown Middleton. The ranges when choosing art for
shop offers an eclectic variety the store. She finds artist at gal-
of artwork in a wide range of leries and art shows.
media. “The prices are affordable. It
The store features artwork doesn’t have a gallery feel, but
by artists from around Dane more of something you can take
County, the state and region. home,” added store manager
Of the 130 artists featured, 90 Carla Johnston.
are from Wisconsin. “I had no The Regal Find offers many
idea how much pride there was types of items from pottery and
in Madison, Middleton and paintings to textiles and furni-
Wisconsin,” said owner Jessica ture, appealing to a wide range Michelle Phillips-Times-Tribune
Photos: Regal Find Owner Jessica Regale and manager Carla
Regale, who offers Wisconsin See Regal Find, page 11B Johnston inside the store. All other photos are art in the shop.
themed artwork as well. “I’ve

Arena Continued from page 1B

Town of Middleton
Image Submitted
Emergency Funds
A concept image of the new Mezzanine level of Bob Suter’s Capitol arena in Middleton. The home to the Madison Capi-
tol’s got a $2 million renovation between seasons.

NO TRASH PICKUP ON LABOR DAY! “When people come in they will notice the changes. It will look
for Street Repairs
NO TRASH PICKUP ON MEMORIAL DAY! whelmed culverts there. Also,
completely different,” Joudrey said. BY KEVIN MURPHY
Residential Trash & Recycling Customers: In addition to the improvements fans can see, the stadium is Times-Tribune “big wash outs” occurred along
also getting a new training room. The second ice rink will also be Meadow Rd. at Valley View
Service the week of September 3rd Last week’s deluge drasti-
redone. Rd. and Pioneer Rd., Shaw said.
cally eroded shoulders of some
Service the week
will be delayed ofday
one Maylater
25th will
than Joudrey said the area offers open ice skating. Guests can also Last week, the town board
roads in the town of Middleton
be delayed one day later than your
your normal pickup day. throw parties at the facility, from corporate events to children’s authorized spending $200,000
but did not cause any road clos- normal pickup day. birthday parties. for emergency road repairs,
ings, said Town Administrator
(608) 257-4285 • City of Fitchburg • Village of Arena Season tickets are now on sale for the Capitols home games. which Shaw said would be ad-
David Shaw.
• City of Middleton • Village of Arlington
For more information about the Capitols or to order tickets, visit equate to fund needed repairs.
• City
Prairie · City•ofVillage of Belleville “You’ll see a lot (orange con-
Middleton · “We’ll be discussing spend-
• DSI/Veridian/HOA’s · Town•ofVillage
DSI/Veridian/HOA’s Dunnof· Brooklyn
Town of
struction) cones at intersections
Montrose · Town
• Town of Dunn of Pleasant Springs · Town
• Village of McFarland ing emergency funds at the
of Sun Prairie · Town of Verona · Village of
but they’re there to warn of a
• Town
Arenaof·Montrose • Village
Village of Arlington of Newof
· Village Glarus
board’s first meeting in Sep-
• Town of Pleasant
Belleville Springsof Brooklyn
· Village • Village of Oregon
· Village of steep drop off, which you want
McFarland · Village of Oregon · Village of Hills tember,” he said.
to stay away from,” he said.
• Town of Sun Prairie • Village of Shorewood
Shorewood Hills · Village of Waunakee
• Town of Verona • Village of Waunakee The town was forwarding
Driveways were damaged
damage cost estimates to Dane
MEMORIAL DAY! along Ellington Way, south
County which will apply for
of Airport Rd. as runoff over-
state and federal emergency
aid. However, Shaw said the
ARE YOU READY TO MOVE? “guesstimates” were very pre-
liminary as town crews and

(USPS 347-380) contractors were still assessing
Published every Thursday by the extent of the damage.
News Publishing Company, Inc. “Hopefully, the municipal-
P.O. Box 286, Black Earth ities will receive some aid,”


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but Shaw doubted there would
be any funds for individuals in
Email: need of flood relief.
14-16 The town’s regularly sched-
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Postmaster: removed.
Send address change to The contractor will provide
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Call or email Madelyn Zaffino P.O. Box 286, Black Earth may continue into the weekend
WI 53515-0286 if necessary, Shaw said.
to Schedule your tour.
Meanwhile, residents can
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Ribbon Cutting Held for History Professor to

PRO Physical Therapy Discuss European Far-Right MIDDLETON–The Mid- nineteenth and twentieth centu- and served as director of the UW
dleton Public Library’s popular ries. His teaching and research study abroad program in Aix-en-
“Scholar’d for Life” lecture se- interests have focused largely Provence, France.
ries continues with a lecture by on society and politics – ranging Scholar’d for Life is a lecture
Professor Laird Boswell on Sept. from the transformations of rural series presented by the Middle-
13, at 7 p.m. in the library’s low- society, to the history of Euro- ton Public Library in partnership
er-level Archer Room. pean socialism and communism, with the UW Madison Speakers
A professor of History at the history of nationalism, voter Bureau. Taking the “Wisconsin
UW-Madison and current de- behavior and, more recently, the Idea” as its starting point, this
partment chair, Boswell will contemporary extreme right. He series aims to promote lifelong
present a lecture entitled “The wrote his first book on peasant learning, intellectual curiosity,
European Extreme Right,” in communism in France and is and engagement between aca-
which he will analyze the rise currently completing a study that demics and the community as a
of the extreme right in European uses the border region of Alsace whole.
politics and the challenges these and Lorraine to discuss changing Registration is appreciated for
populist, ultra-nationalist parties conceptions of national belong- this lecture: Online at midlibrary.
pose to the established political ing in twentieth century France. org/events or by email at info@
order on the continent. In addition to his work in the More informa-
Professor Boswell is a spe- History department, he has di- tion, including upcoming lec-
cialist in the history of Modern rected the University of Wiscon- tures recordings of past lectures,
Europe, especially France, in the sin Center for European Studies at

Photo Submitted Naturally Speaking: Horse Flies

PRO Physical Therapy held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Aug. 16. The new lo- BY JERRY DAVIS
cation is at University Ave Suite 100, Middleton. Pictured, L-R: Angela Webb-Buffington,
Office Manager, Michelle Belgiano, Patient Services, David Nissenbaum, Owner/Physical DANE COUNTY–Have
Therapist, Jeff Schleusner, Owner/Physical Therapist, Jaime Reich, Physical Therapist you ever seen a fly twice the
size of a house fly? If so, you
and April Friedle, Accountant.
were likely looking at a black
horse fly.

15th Annual Downtown Small flies may kill baby

birds by sucking blood, but
how about a large fly, more

Fall Wine Walk Planned

MIDDLETON–The Downtown Middleton complement the wines.
than an inch long, killing large
wild and domestic animals?
Horse flies, some entirely
black, are known to perch on
Business Association, will host a Fall Wine Walk There are 13 stops on the 2018 wine walk. vehicles imaging the car or
on September 13 from 5-8 p.m. Many of the businesses will also be offering spe- truck is a big animal. That may
Guests will start the evening at the BMO Har- cials for the evening. be one reason these flies often Photo Submitted
ris Bank where they will receive a wine glass and Tickets are $25 each and they be purchased at stay put on a car for long pe- ested areas. These flies bite and mer. While not known to seek
a wristband. They will stroll through downtown, Marilyn’s Salon,1833 Parmenter Street. We will riods; suspecting it is a Bronco suck blood from animals shad- out humans for a blood meal,
proceeding to each business; enjoying a one be accepting cash and checks only. not a Jeep. ing themselves in the trees. they do pester livestock, some-
ounce tasting of red and white wine. The Spring Wine Walk is a fundraiser, and a Black horse flies are all Adults emerge from larvae times to the point of weakening
Wines from around the world will be offered portion of the proceeds will be donated to De- black, as their name suggests. that probably hatched from and possibly killing the host
and businesses will have delicious appetizers to mentia Friendly Middleton. They are most common is for- aquatic locations in early sum- animal.

Fall Programming Set at Middleton Library

Upcoming Events for Younger speech pathologist and an occu- lots of books, games, activities Halloween costumes and Trick- fun in a supportive and collab- kji game, mirrored dance, and
Children pational therapist. and fun! or-Treat Downtown Middleton. orative environment? Join Mr. make a button of your favorite
Weekly Storytimes: FIT4MOM (All ages), 10:30 KEVA @ the Library (ages Stop by the library for treats and Miles, a Technology Integrator K-pop singer at our K-pop Fan
Big Kids Storytimes (ages 3-6), a.m., Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 16, 2-6), Oct. 19 & Dec. 19, 10:30 a photo booth! Businesses dis- and Computer Science Teacher Club.
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 Dec. 14. Join Jackie Dorris from a.m. Join the coaches from playing the orange pumpkin are for MCPASD, in the lower level Teen Read Week! Do you have
a.m.* Books, music, and move- FIT4MOM Madison for an ac- KEVA for sports-themed read- participating. computer lab for Media Maker a photo of yourself reading in
ment activities followed by a tive story about living a healthy ing, crafts and group active Haunted Library (All ages), Events. Brian Miles has been an unusual spot? The week of
craft project! [Archer Room] lifestyle. We’ll read stories to time. Please register. Oct. 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Beware teaching Media Lab Events Oct. 8-12, teens are invited to
*No storytime Nov 20. learn about fueling our bodies Upcoming Events for School black cats, flying bats, and other to kids at the library for three “Get Caught Reading”–try the
Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) & eating a rainbow, then move Age Children (grades K-6) creepy, crawly critters as you years! silly props in our photo booth or
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 our bodies–songs, dance and LC3 = Loosely Controlled make your way through the li- Registration is required for each submit one you already have for
a.m.* Books, music, and move- exercises–and finish with a cool Chaos Club (Grades K-6), Sept brary’s haunted house! Lights class as space is limited. Regis- our social media pages. We also
ment activities followed by a down and relaxation. Please 6, 4:15-5 p.m. Fizzy Rockets on for the first 15 min. tration opens on the 25th of the challenge you to write your odd-
craft project! [Archer Room] register. Oct. 15, 4:15-5 p.m. SLIME! Upcoming Events for ‘Tweens month prior to the class date. est book review this week–can
*No storytime Nov 21. Evening Storytimes! (ages 2-6). Calling all MAD SCIENTISTS! (grade 3-6) Computer Science Club, Tues- you write one using only emojis
Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2), Stories, songs, a picture-book Join forces to explore & create. Dungeons and Dragons for days, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 11-Oct. 30 or in a fictional language?
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 movie, and a craft or sensory Adults, please don your own ‘Tweens (Ages 9-12), Wednes- (Ages 8-14). Possible activities Dystopian Survival, Fantasy, &
a.m.* Songs, rhymes, puppets, activity! Please register. [Ar- goggles to assist our younger days, Sept. 12-Oct. 24*, 6:30-8 include: Coding/Programming, Haunted Library. What if all the
music, and short books. [Sto- cher Room] Sept. 17, 6 p.m. scientists. Registration is re- p.m. Spheros, Minecraft Edu, Game science fiction dystopian worlds
rytime Room] *No in-library Stuffed Animal Sleepover Oct quired for each month–space is Join us for this classic role-play- Creation, Building Holograms, you read about were thrown
storytime on Oct 4. See special 29, 6 p.m. Happy Halloween limited. ing fantasy game. All skill lev- Makey Makeys, PicoBoards, & together into one survival
below! (costumes welcome) Chess Club (All ages), 1:30- els welcome! Registration is Scratch. event? We dare you to try the
Baby Lapsit Storytime Introduction to Baby & Toddler 3:30 p.m., Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. required–space is limited to Minecraft Club, Thursdays, Dystopian Survival Challenge
(pre-walkers), Fridays, 9:30 Sign Language, Sept. 28, 9:30 18, Dec. 9. Chess lessons will five. Registering for the Sept 12 6-8 p.m., Sept. 6-Oct. 25 (ages on Sept. 14! Back by popular
a.m.* Songs, rhymes, and short, a.m. Curious about using Amer- begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by date signs you up for the entire 8-14). This incredibly popular request, Dungeons & Dragons
interactive books specifically ican Sign Language (ASL) to open play. All ages and skill six week series. *No meeting club allows kids to have fun for teens will also be meeting
designed for young babies. [Sto- communicate more effectively levels are welcome. Oct 3. while interacting with peers in in September and October. Fan-
rytime Room] *Baby Sign Lan- with infants and toddlers? Par- Dogs on Call: Read with Me ‘Tween Books & Cooks (Grades our Creative Library Minecraft tasy fans might want to check
guage Sept 28. No storytimes ents/caregivers with little ones (All ages), Saturdays, Sept. 15, 3-6), Oct 3., 6-7 p.m. Theme: Server! out the bestselling fantasy set in
Nov 2 & Nov 23. aged 0-2 as well as expecting Oct. 13, Nov. 17, 2:30-4 p.m. Out of this World! Syfy Ad- ‘Tween Paint Night: Haunted West Africa called Children of
Special Events for Younger parents are welcome. Please and Thursdays, Oct. 18, Dec. venture. Recipe: Piece o’ Cake. Houses! (Grades 3-6), Oct. Blood and Bone; we’ll be dis-
Children register. 13, 4-5:30 p.m. Read with a Put on your chef’s hat and grab 22, 6-7 p.m. Create a spooky cussing it on Oct. 9. Free copies
Bilingual Spanish-English Sto- Up Close with Magnum Opus trained therapy dog at the li- your books! Make a cake from haunted house using acrylic are available at the Help Desk
rytime (All ages) with Yesianne Ballet, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m. See a brary! Bring a favorite book to scratch–it’s out of this world! paint on canvas. Wear grubby (as supplies last) for teens who
Ramirez, Fridays, 10:30 a.m., sneak peak of Magnum Opus’ read. Sign up for a 15-minute We’ll talk about books while clothes as acrylic paint is not plan on attending the discus-
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 9, Dec 7. newest performance. Catch the time slot by calling 608-827- we eat. Read one or more of the washable. Registration is re- sion!
Books, songs, and fun in Span- whole show on Oct 19 & 20 at 7402. suggested books or choose your quired–space is limited to 24. Teens are invited to help the
ish & English for all ages. the Verona Area Community “Krafty” Kids: Happy Hallow- own. Registration is required– Upcoming Events for Teens Library create a Haunted House
Family & Toddler Yoga (Ages Theater. Performance to be een! (All ages), Oct. 20, 3-4 space is limited. Recommended Music! Would you like to learn on Oct 25! We’ll be talking
2-5), 10:30 a.m., Sept 10, Oct 8, followed by learning creative p.m. Crafts and fun for every- Books: Bounders Series by how to play guitar? Get a free about design and props to pur-
Nov 12, Dec 10. Fun songs & ballet steps yourself! Magnum one! Wear your costumes Doors Monica Tesler; Space Runners lesson at the library from the chase at the Sept. 17 and Oct.
poses! Registration is required– Opus is the newest professional open at 3 p.m. Drop in anytime Series Jeramey Kraatz; Ran- Guitar Center on Oct. 19. Reg- 8 Teen Advisory Committee
space is limited. ballet company in Wisconsin. but be sure to allow yourself doms Series by David Liss; “A istration is required, ages 10- meetings. We’d love your help.
CI Pediatric Therapy Centers Please register. enough time to complete your Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine adult. Are you familiar with The Haunted Library will be
Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Sept 11, Greenway Station Playdate Se- craft by 4 p.m. L’Engle; Star Wars Series. K-pop? (Korean pop music) On open to all ages on Oct. 26,
Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11 (all ages) ries (All ages), Oct. 4, 10 a.m. Downtown Annual Trick-or- Media Maker Schedule. Look- Oct. 13, join us to talk about 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Interactive book reading, songs, Visit us at the Farmers Market, Treat (All ages), Oct 26, 11 ing for an opportunity to learn your favorite K-pop bands, try
crafts and more, presented by a 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. We’ll have a.m.-2 p.m. Dress up in your Computer Science and have our karaoke challenge, dda-

my husband and I were lucky,
we had some groundwater in
our basement, but no sewage
back-up, like so many people
The donate time, food, clothing,
money, anything that is asked
of them. They are champions
for their fellow man. I just wish
Construction Plays Role in Flooding
Musings we knew who lived closer to
the river. The sewer lines in
Cedar Rapids had filled with
we could treat every day as if it
were a disaster, and care for our
fellow man without boundaries
Dear Editor;
The Aug. 20 deluge leading to catastrophic flooding in Madison
rushing water, and literally blew and prejudices. West and western Dane County is a wake-up call. The damage
the manhole covers off. Even I salute all of you who came assessment will take weeks, and the costs will be staggering to
Mercy Hospital got flooded. out to help, no matter what individuals and to taxpayers in the affected municipalities.
purchasing all disposable ta- Flood lesson number five, role you played, the recovery When so much ground is covered with buildings and pavement,
Floods bleware, and a once over by the natural disaster knows no so- couldn’t happen without you. water has no place to go. The explosion of new construction and
Floods. health inspector, Michael was cio-economic status, no race, no I feel it is important that I infrastructure in our communities will only increase the risks as
I have been through several back in business after two days. gender, no sexual orientation. mention Puerto Rico, which was we experience more frequent extreme weather events from climate
of these natural disasters in my We were serving $30 steaks Natural disaster is non-discrim- almost wiped completely off change. Denial is no longer an option. What prevention and protec-
lifetime, all in the last 25 years. on paper plates with plastic cut- inatory. It will take everyone the map by a hurricane nearly a tion strategies will our municipal leaders enact? Will they listen to
The first in Des Moines in 1993. lery and pouring fine wine into down. year ago and still has areas with the people who will have to pay the costs of losses and damages?
I was 26 years old and liv- small, red, Solo cups. We were Recovery for my town was no power, closed schools and Or to the developers who complain about pesky regulations low-
ing in a duplex. The basement one of the only restaurants in swift. Pres. George W. Bush de- food shortages. What about the ering their profits?
had water seeping in, which we town open, and we were packed. clared a national disaster almost people there that are American Sincerely, Susan Fiore, Verona
didn’t really notice since we Flood lesson number three, immediately. He came right citizens, and also the forgotten?
never saw standing water. The people don’t want to deal with away and assessed the damage, I can’t help but wonder how Ode to Pheasant Branch
water had soaked into cardboard cooking for themselves during and FEMA set up shop around things would have been dif- Letter to the Editor:
boxes full of stuff that I had a natural disaster and shouldn’t eastern Iowa, even in the small- ferent for Puerto Rico or Dane “Heatwave/cool spa: An Ode to the North Branch, Pheasant Branch
stored in the basement. Mem- have to. est of towns, to help people with County if we had a different Creek”
orabilia from the first 26 years In just a few days, much of financial assistance. president. We will never know. Early mornings I follow my 2-wheeled trail to breezy rolling
of my life was destroyed. Pho- the clean-up had been done, I couldn’t help but think that I would also be remiss if I hills and country fields.
tos, prom dresses, cheerleading and people we starting to think Bush was just trying to make up did not mention Global Cli- Past stalking cranes at the confluence, and bobolinks and mead-
outfit, all gone in the blink of an about repairs and reconstruc- for the pathetic way in which he mate Change, in 25 years I have owlarks in grasslands.
eye. It felt a little numbing to tion. Volunteers from all over handled Hurricane Katrina in been through five floods, two A hawk observing from a light pole and a ground hog burrowing
lose my history. the state came to Iowa’s cap- 2005. Maybe he was trying to majority and three minor. Not at the creek.
Flood lesson number one, itol to help flood victims with correct a mistake, or maybe he only are these weather events
A Monet vision of wildflowers and the Tallard with its luscious
keep all important items in plas- clean-up and recovery efforts. had learned HIS lesson. becoming more frequent, but
tic crates on the main or second Donations were plentiful, and green evergreens and calling pheasants.
Flood lesson number five, also more intense. In fact, Des
floor. even Coors and Budweiser bot- George Bush did something Moines suffered a similar flash Wind turbines appear as I pump a few hills; and turn homeward
The city’s waterworks had tled water for flood victims. In with which I agreed, and hell flood to Dane County just a to catch the sunrise over the moraine.
been wiped out in spite of vigor- fact, in a box somewhere I have had not frozen over. month ago. Hurricanes and I coast through the cool creek ravine of the cottonwood cathe-
ous sandbagging by my friends, one of each. During the recent flash flood- thunderstorms have become dral, giving a wave and nod to the other early morning regulars, and
myself and hundreds of other Flood lesson number four, ing here in Dane County, all of bigger with extended seasons. listening to the calls of cardinals and catbirds.
volunteers. With the water sys- friends, neighbors and strangers the lessons I mentioned rang Regions that have never experi- I breathe, no longer waiting to exhale, and give thanks to those
tem contaminated, people began will put aside all differences to true, the mess of a flood, the enced natural disasters, now see who work so hard to support this unusual and beloved city trail,
to panic. help someone in a disaster. loss, the devastation, the diffi- them regularly occurring. and now mourn in shock as I contemplate lessons of its devastation.
The next day, the National After that first really big culty, the clean-up and, most I have read that we have Chris Tyler, Middleton
Guard set up water stations flood, I went through a couple certainly the volunteerism. reached the point of no return
around the city. Des Moines of small, minor floods, also What is missing is simple, in regard to climate change
CHC Transmission Line Unecessary
proper and Madison proper are in Des Moines, but little did I a Presidential Declaration of over and over in recent years. To the Editor:
about the same size, and tens know, the granddaddy was yet Disaster. I have not seen, nor I have watched politicians po- In August 2017, the Mount Horeb Village Board cast a unan-
of thousands of people were to come. In June of 2008, six heard of Pres. Donald Trump liticize and lie about the effects imous opposition vote to the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek
without clean water. When you years after I moved to Cedar making a declaration. I have not of climate change. I have seen (CHC) high voltage transmission line, and in August 2018 the
turned on the faucet, nothing Rapids, I experienced a 500- seen him donning (no pun in- the temperatures and river rise, Mount Horeb Area Economic Development Corporation also
came out. year flood. tended) a headset on a military watched as species become ex- passed a unanimous opposition vote. CHC is an unnecessary and
My roommate, Pat, and I put We got almost six inches of airplane, no hugs for victims, no tinct or migrate farther north environmentally destructive, 125-mile, 345-kilovolt, high capac-
water pick up in our schedules rain in an hour, and the already food deliveries from the Com- and watched drought creep in. ity line proposed to run from Middleton to Monfort and then to
for the next 10 days. We be- saturated ground and swollen mander in Chief. He has not One of the most appealing Dubuque County, IA. Nearly 160 local municipalities, school
came well versed in bathing Cedar River could not stop, or even mustered tossing rolls of about Dane County for me and boards, businesses, and organizations that will be directly and
in two gallons of water heated even slow the water. Levees paper towels, like he’s throwing my husband is that you take cli- negatively affected by CHC have passed opposition, information
on the stove, sometimes a little were compromised, sandbag- out T-shirts at a sporting event. mate change seriously and try request, or “cost/benefit analysis” resolutions.
too warm, sometimes not warm ging was futile and, in the end I know that the disaster here to reduce greenhouse gases. I The CHC application now before the Wisconsin (WI) Public
enough. Each day we went to nearly 15 square miles of the seems like small potatoes to recently met Dane County Ex- Service Commission is being proposed by for-profit utility com-
the parking lot of Dahl’s gro- city was flooded. the government. It is not like ecutive Joe Parisi, and water panies including American Transmission Company (ATC). CHC
cery store and waited in line in Anamosa, the town I was a hurricane, but to the people quality, methane and global would run through the very heart of the Driftless Area which we
front of a giant plastic bladder. working in about 25 miles affected, it is everything. In warning came up. I knew I had know as home. Mt Horeb is the gateway to the Driftless Area.
There was a 4-gallon maximum away, faired a little better, but Hawaii during Hurricane Lane, made the right choice in moving
A recent Letter to the Editor in support of CHC, written by Wind
per person, and Pat and I used the sewage treatment plant which occurred last week as here when he said something to
on Wires (WO), was published in many local papers whose com-
nearly every drop between was under water, and effluent well, there was four feet of rain, the effect of: We know we can’t
drinking, cooking, dishwashing flowing directly into the Wap- munities would be negatively affected by CHC. Why are only com-
and most of the Big Island was stop climate change, but we can
and makeshift showers. sipinicon River. It was the first under water, affecting thou- work on reducing our contribu- panies who profit from transmission lines writing letters in support
Flood lesson number two, a time I covered a major flood as sands of people, but to me that tion to it. of CHC? All members of the WOW board of directors work ei-
waterworks plant should not be a reporter, and it was devastat- makes Dane County and its peo- I wish everyone felt the same. ther for large for-profit companies, or work for organizations with
in the flood plain. ing. Watching people scrape ple no less important. But for now, we must live with members who benefit from building and/or owning utility scale
I was working as a waitress together a piece of what was Flood lesson number six, the beast we created, even power generation. Who will pay for CHC? We will, the electric
in a fine dining establishment once safe and familiar had an Americans are resilient in the though it is like Hydra, you cut ratepayers.
named Michael’s in the Beaver- overwhelming impact on how I face of adversity. They are off one head and two grow in its WOW claims CHC would “help deliver” clean energy and result
dale neighborhood. After hav- viewed people. helpful and humble. They are place. in more wind power consumed in Wisconsin. Many electric cus-
ing a tank of water delivered, At home, in Cedar Rapids, empathetic and sympathetic. tomers assume wind power is the ONLY reason to support CHC,
and to justify the negative effects of the line. The critical fact is
Times-Tribune CHC would be an open source line, and carry all forms of power
generation, mainly fossil fuel generated. In 2016, power generated
Letters to the Editor policy in the Midwest was eight percent wind power and 73 percent fossil
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Kerry Beheler Mount Horeb


Donna M. (Voramwald) Ludeking Mary Ruth (McDonald) Peterson
MIDDLETON- Donna M. (Voramwald) Ludeking passed away MIDDLETON–Mary Ruth McDonald Peterson passed away
CWU to Hold Forum
MADISON–Church Women United invites the public their Septem-
on Aug. 21, 2018, in Fitchburg. She was born at home in Madison peacefully on Aug. 26, 2018, at the Waunakee Manor. Mary Ruth ber forum.
to Robert H. and Frieda A. (Gaetzke) Meyer, Sr., on Jan. 5, 1925. was born on Jan. 21, 1924, the second of three children born to The guest speaker is Seth Hoffmeister, field director of the Wisconsin
Donna attended one-room elementary schools through eighth grade George and Bridget Anna McDonald of Soldiers Grove. She League of Conservation. Hoffmeister will talk about his agency, what
and graduated from Middleton High School. She went on to attend grew up surrounded by a large, extended Irish family with de- causes they are currently working on, and where the candidates in the
Madison Business College and vout Catholicism at its center. November election stand on environmental issues. He will also talk
was employed by the Wisconsin After attending Soldiers Grove about the waterways in the Madison area.
Council of Agriculture for one High School, Mary Ruth earned The event is September 7 at Bashford United Methodist Church, 329
year. Donna then worked with her degree from Saint Mary’s North Street, Madison.
the Wisconsin State Division, School of Nursing in Madison. Refreshments and fellowship begin at 9 a.m. refreshments with the
ending 45 years of service when She was a diligent and caring program 10 a.m. program. The program is free and open to all.
she retired in 2000. She spent R.N., practicing in hospitals in
much of her time contributing, St. Louis, Denver, Racine and Noel Manor to Host Casino Night
through volunteering, to the Prairie du Chien. On June 17, VERONA–The community is invited to enjoy the glitz and thrill of
community and her church. 1947, Mary Ruth married her the Vegas strip at Casino Night on Sept. 13 at Noel Manor Retirement
Donna is survived by her high school sweetheart, James Living, 471 Prairie Way Blvd., Verona, from 4:30-6 p.m. RSVP 608-
nieces, Jean and Janet Meyer; Ole Peterson at St. Philips Cath- 620-6010 by Sept. 5. Refreshments will be served. The event is free.
nephews, Roger (Deb) Meyer The professionally-run event will feature craps, blackjack, roulette,
olic Church in Rolling Ground.
and sons, Jason and Andrew; poker and bingo. Participants will win tickets for a drawing that evening.
They enjoyed 67 years together, raising their eight children while
Curtis (Pam) Meyer and sons, Kenneth (Jen) and David (Theresa) No money is exchanged. Must be present to win.
celebrating a shared love of faith and family.
and daughter, Sarah (Andrew) Schmitz; Robert (Angie) Meyer III “We welcome the community to join us for this night of fun,” said
Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Executive Director Katie Rasmussen.
and daughters, Jennifer (Sam) Bowersock, Kimberly and Christy
James, in 2014; her first born, Michael, in 2012; her parents;
and son, Robert H. Meyer IV; niece, Charlotte (Richard) John-
ston and daughter, Heidi (Robert) Ling and son, David (Jessica) brother, Donald; sister, Anita (Herb) Helgerson; and daughter-in- Man Charged with 4th OWI
Johnston; nephew, Paul H. (Leslie) Dahlk and daughters, Lauren law, Sandra Craine Peterson. On Aug. 26, at 1:52 a.m., an officer with the Middleton Police De-
(Michael) Colombo, Annie and Emily Dahlk; and niece, Beverly Mary Ruth is survived by her children, Mark (Marla), Stephen partment investigated an occupied suspicious vehicle in a parking lot
Bollenbach. She is also survived by step-daughters, Barbara So- (Jackie), Donald, Sara (James) Dalsin, Jenni (Owen) Stoughton, of a closed business on Pleasant View Rd. The driver was identified
lenberger and Jane (Gary) Krogh; five step-granddaughters; one Ellen Peterson and Daniel (Lisa); daughter-in-law, Jane Randall; as Marc Schiel, 41, of Middleton. The officer detected the smeoo of
step-grandson; many great-grand nephews and nieces; cousins; and brother-in-law, Robert Peterson (Barbara); and sister-in-law Joan alcohol, and he admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages. He has three
friends. She was preceded by her parents; baby sister, Elizabeth Peterson Goulet. Additionally, Mary Ruth is celebrated by 13 prior convictions for OWI and is prohibited from driving with a blood
Elaine; husbands, George J. Voramwald and Kenneth A. Ludeking; grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than 0.02. After providing a breath-
nephews. alizer, Schiel’s BAC registered 0.07.
and brother and sister-in-law, Robert H. (Gwendolyn) Meyer, Jr.
It is impossible to fully express our deep appreciation to the staff He was taken to the Dane County Jail and was booked on the tentative
Funeral services will be held at Gunderson West Funeral and
Cremation Care, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on at Waunakee Manor who, for the past seven years, have treated charge of 4th offense OWI with a prohibited alcohol concentration, a
our Mother with care and love felony.
Aug. 25, 2018. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visita-
tion will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. until the time of the
service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to High Point
Church or to HospiceCare. Donna’s family offers heartfelt thanks
above and beyond what we
could have hoped for. Angels
Council Continued from page 1B

to Randy and Lois Dickson for their kindness. Online condolences A mass of Christian burial
may be made at will be held at Saint Bernard permit. Attoun said all those things can be taken care
Catholic Church, 7450 Uni- The council previously approved a TIF request of with contingencies and staff approval as they
CELEBRATION OF LIFE versity Ave., Middleton, at 11 for $10,060,000 from to assist with extraordi- are met.
Robert E. Volk a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, nary costs and sustainability features developing Alder Howard Teal said it is the responsibil-
with Father Brian Wilk presid- 11,000 square feet of retail space, a 20,000 square ity of elected officials and city staff to make sure
A celebration of life will be ing. Visitation will be held at foot public market and 263 dwelling units con- any outlying issues are resolved before getting
for Robert E. Volk will be held the church from 10 a.m. until taining one, two and three bedrooms. approval from the common council.
Sept. 8, 2018, 1-5 p.m. at Baer the time of the service on Fri- Middleton Director of Community Develop- “I am in total support of this, it is in my district,
Park, Wells Shelter, 2820 Mil- day. Online condolences may ment Abby Attoun said there were changes rec- but I am not in support of approving this until all
itary Rd., Cross Plains, WI. A be made at www.gundersonfh. ommended by city staff which the developer has of these things are done,” Teal said.
picnic lunch will be served. com. accepted including a change in siding material, a Teal made a motion to defer until all of the
Bob was born on Feb. 19,
mural, updated lighting plan, updated elevation issues were addressed, the motion passed 6-2
1941 and passed away on Dec.
drawings and site features like playground, dog with alders Dan Ramsey and JoAnna Richard

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park, fire pits and basketball court. opposed.

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September Hunter Safety

Classes Offered in Cross Plains
CROSS PLAINS–A DNR wildlife, landowners and oth-, under Quick Tasks
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will be held on Sept. 22 from consin DNR Customer ID # as tions.
8-11 a.m. part of the registration. Num- For registration contact Don Boy Scouts in Cross Plains have been stepping up all over the village since the flooding.
The course will include un- bers can be obtained by calling Esser at 608-843-3372 or Bev- Individually, the boys have been helping families in their neighborhoods. On Aug. 25, they
derstanding firearms, basic gun 1-888-936-7463, by visiting erly Bradley at 608-576-7181. gathered at Legion Park to prepare for the Labor Day festivities. The park lost a tree in
safety rules, gun safety in the Wisconsin DNR Service Cen- the storm and crews had cut it up, leaving debris where it was cut. The scouts cleared the
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Cross Plains Library Fall Program Line-Up
Fall Storytimes 1000 Books Before Kinder- ing story about a young boy social time before the movie! People” on Sept. 27 6:30 p.m.
Middleton Community Church This fall it’s all about “Col- garten–Fall Celebration with facial differences will in- September’s film is Game The one-hour film explores the
Connecting Faith and Life ors and Numbers and Shapes, It’s time to get those record spire important conversations Night starring Jason Bateman. life and times of Alice Tregay,
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Referendum Planned
A Letter From the Superintendent
Dear Middleton-Cross Plains learning, challenging them with

for November Ballot

Area School District Families, rigorous and innovative curric-
Welcome to the 2018-19 ulum and empowering them
school year! I hope your family through inclusion and collabo-
is filled with excitement about ration. Our belief is that having
the upcoming school year and adequate facilities designed to The Board of Education reviewed the final • $33.86 million to build a new elementary school
the meaningful opportunities enhance learning will lead to scope of referendum questions along with the two adjacent to Pope Farm Conservancy.
we will provide as part of the increased student achievement resolutions to be placed on the Nov. 6 ballot and • $100.17 million to renovate and add on to Mid-
educational journey for every and wellbeing. The district will unanimously approved all three resolutions later dleton High School.
student. As a school district, be going to referendum on Nov. during its regular meeting on July 16. • $4.25 million to add a cafeteria and renovate
we understand and embrace the 6 to address our facility and op- The board approved an initial resolution au- Park Elementary.
role we play in the lives of the erational needs. thorizing general obligation bonds in an amount • $620,000 to renovate CSCS, which would turn
students we serve each day. As we work together toward not to exceed $138.9 million. The board also ap- into a 4K-early childhood site for the District.
We are a highly desirable Mavroulis our common goal of increas- proved a resolution authorizing the school dis- Before the vote, Superintendent George Mav-
district for families to send their needs of all of our students and ing student engagement and trict budget to exceed the revenue limit by $4.8 roulis reviewed the referendum summary. That
children to school. Due to this staff now and into the future. To wellbeing, we look forward to million for recurring purposes. The board also information was part of a report by Eppstein
desirability, we have been ex- that end, the Middleton-Cross another amazing year of ac- approved providing for a referendum election in Uhen Architects and J.H. Findorff & Son repre-
periencing high student enroll- Plains Area School District complishments and success. November that includes a capital and operational sentatives to the board on June 25. He also shared
ment growth for several years Board of Education has adopted Thank you for your continued question.
and this trend is expected to a long-term facilities plan that support. The capital question includes: See Referendum, page 9B
continue. All of our schools are supports the district’s commit- Respectfully,
over capacity or near capacity. ment to educate all students to George Mavroulis,
The greatest challenge we face be contributing members of Superintendent
this year is ensuring that our fa- a global society by inspiring
cilities and resources meet the them with a lifelong love of

First Day of School Schedule

The first day of the 2018-19 school year is Student Center for lunch
Sept. 4. Parents of kindergarten students should 11:40-12:20 p.m.–Lunch
check with their child’s school for a specific MHS Morning Schedule
schedule. (all students)
On the first day of school, Middleton High 12:27-12:50 pm A Day: Block 1
School (MHS) follows a special schedule, 12:56-1:19 p.m. A Day: Block 2
where freshmen attend in the morning, (8:25 1:25-1:48 p.m. A Day: Block 3
a.m.-12:20 p.m.) and all students in grades 9-12 1:54-2:17 p.m. A Day: Block 4
attend in the afternoon (12:27-3:44 p.m.). 2:23-2:46 p.m. B Day: Block 5
MHS Morning Schedule 2:52-3:15 p.m. B Day: Block 6
Tuesday, Sept. 4 (Freshmen only): 3:21-3:44 p.m.
8:25-9 a.m.–Welcome Assembly: Varsity Gym B Day: Block 7Freshmen will follow the normal
9-11:30 a.m.–Link Leader and Advisory activi- daily school bus schedule.
ties District buses will pick up MHS sophomores,
11:30-11:40 a.m.–Link Leaders, crews go to the juniors and seniors four hours later on Sept. 4.

District Surpasses Enrollment Projections

Assistant Superintendent enrolled 23 students since the ulation Lab projected. That
Sherri Cyra provided an update board packet was sent out the would be the district’s larg-
on enrollment numbers through previous Thursday. est kindergarten class ever,
early August and noted the Cyra said a fifth section of surpassing the current sec-
district has already surpassed first grade has been added at ond-grade class, which was 501
projections for 2018-19 at the Sunset Ridge since the last in 2016.
Board of Education regular board meeting as that grade She will do another report on
meeting on Aug. 13. was nearing the maximum al- Aug. 27 and expects enrollment
The district planned for an lowed under the district’s class to continue to climb before
increase of 141 students and is size guidelines. The district is dropping slightly in advance of
five over projections as of Aug. also monitoring kindergarten at the official Third Friday Enroll-
13. The elementary level is two Elm Lawn and fourth grade at ment count in September.
over projections and the high Northside. “My hunch would be we are
school is 19 over, while the There are currently 516 well on our way to surpassing
middle school level is 16 under students enrolled in kinder- projections,’’ Cyra said.
projections. garten, which is 21 over what
She noted the district had UW-Madison’s Applied Pop-

School Board Receives Safety Report at August 13 Meeting

Representatives from the reviewed initiatives in her de- technology integration. He tial referendum projects, sits SROs plan to meet regularly work of an SRO and he said
District, Eppstein Uhen Ar- partment, including engaging noted all entrances are secure, on a national committee that and discuss what things are arrest rates at middle and high
chitects and law enforcement students in developing posi- areas where there are security looks at how to design edu- working and what aren’t school have been very low.
presented an overview of the tive relationships with peers partitions and how phones can cational spaces with safety throughout the upcoming “They are a positive force
safety procedures and efforts and staff, mental health and trigger an automatic response, at the forefront. He noted 60 school year. in our schools,’’ said Foulke,
of the District at the Board of trauma informed care, threat including emergency buttons people are on a national task “I think the SRO is a crit- who noted MCPASD is way
Education regular meeting on assessments and non-violent that can send a silent 911 force researching facilities, ical position in our commu- ahead of other districts on
Aug. 13. crisis intervention training. from each office. preparedness and response, nity and our schools,’’ Foulke this and other safety mea-
“We are really excited to Assistant Safety Coordinator Safety Administrator Bill policy and procedure, and said. “Our colleagues in Dane sures. “Preventing bad things
share this report with you,’’ Jeanne Butzek, who has been Deno, who is a certified education for staff and com- County are jealous of our from happening is the best
said Superintendent George involved in MCPASD’s ef- ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, munity, and will present their relationship with the board, approach.’’
Mavroulis, who reminded the forts for more than 25 years, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) findings at the national con- parents, staff and community Cross Plains Police Chief
board they have a work ses- provided an overview of the instructor and working to be- ference in October. because it is so strong…I’m Tom Janssen and Dane
sion scheduled for Sept. 24 District crisis safety plan, an- come a CESA 2 rep for Dane Middleton Police Chief so thankful for that relation- County Sheriff Garrett Page
at 6 p.m. when they can dive nual training and professional County emergency crisis, re- Chuck Foulke noted he was ship.’’ were also in attendance.
deeper into this topic. “Stu- development, the work of the viewed how the district plans the District’s first school re- Foulke noted SROs work “It’s an incredible team.
dent and staff safety is our safety committee, which in- to use the $220,000 safety source officer back in the to build relationships with We are so fortunate to have
top priority. Keeping every- cludes representatives from grant it was awarded from the 1980s. There will be three students, staff and parents the officers we have, staff
one safe is a multi-step pro- police, fire and EMT and full- Wisconsin Department of Jus- SROs–Tyler Loether (MHS), and try to head off things members we have and train-
cess. It’s much more than just scale safety exercises. tice. The district also plans to Julie Carbon (Kromrey) and before they happen. A major ing that we have. But we
keeping our doors secure,’’ Director of Technology apply again, he said. Rodger Siver (Glacier Creek) goal is to prevent children never rest,’’ Mavroulis said.
Director of Student Ser- Services Jim Blodgett re- EAU’s Chris Michaud, who is in the District in 2018-19. from getting into the system.
vices Barb Buffington viewed building design and a lead designer on the poten- Mavroulis noted the three Discipline isn’t the primary


Important Dates School in Wisconsin
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District (MCPASD) and
its schools once again scored exceptionally high in the
Sept. 4 First Day of School 2019 rankings, that were released earlier in August, of the best
Sept. 28 No School: Professional Development Day public schools in Wisconsin.
Middleton High School (MHS) was ranked number one out of
Oct. 1-6 MHS Homecoming Week (Homecoming Parade: 180 schools in the state for STEM (science, technology, engineer-
ing and mathematics) offerings.
Weds., Oct. 3) MHS was also ranked sixth out of 467 schools overall in Wis-
Oct. 25 No School: Professional Development Day consin. MHS was the top high school in Dane County. Madison
Oct. 26 No School West (seventh) and Madison Memorial (ninth) were the only other
Dane County or Big Eight schools ranked in the top 10.
Nov. 2 End of first quarter It was the third consecutive year MHS has been ranked sixth
Nov. 5 Quarter 2 begins among all public high schools in Wisconsin. MHS has been ranked
in the top 10 ever since year 2014, including being named the top
Nov. 6 Election Day: Referendum public high school in the state in 2014.
Nov. 21 No School: Parent Teacher Conferences (for MHS received an A overall ranking. It received A+ grades in
academics, clubs and activities, and college prep. It received an A
some schools) grade for teachers, a B+ for health and safety and a B for diversity.
Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving Break MCPASD was ranked seventh among all districts in Wiscon-
Nov. 30 Trimester 1 ends sin. The only other districts to rank in the top 50 in Dane County
were Waunakee (sixth), Sun Prairie (25th), Monona Grove (29th),
Dec. 3 Trimester 2 begins Oregon (42th), Belleville (43rd), Mount Horeb (45th) and Verona
Dec. 21 Last day before Winter Break (50th).
MCPASD has placed in the top 10 every year since Niche.
Dec. 22–Jan. 1 Winter Break com started releasing the rankings in 2014. The District received
Jan. 2 Classes resume A+ marks in clubs and activities, and college prep. It received A
marks for teachers, academics, and health and safety, and 17th out
Jan. 18 Quarter 2-Semester 1 Ends of nearly 380 public schools in Wisconsin for best places to teach.
Jan. 21 No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day It also ranked second in the state out of nearly 370 districts in ath-
Jan 22 No School: Work Day letics.
Kromrey was ranked the 12th best public middle school in Wis-
Jan 23 Quarter 3-Semester 2 begins consin, while Glacier Creek was ranked 14th. The only other Dane
Feb. 22 No School: Professional Development Day County middle schools ranked in the top 50 were Waunakee In-
termediate School (ninth) and Hamilton Middle School (40th) in
March 8 Trimester 2 ends the Madison Metropolitan School District. There were 560 middle
March 11 Trimester 3 begins schools ranked in Wisconsin.
Kromrey received an A overall grade. It received A marks in ac-
March 22 Last day before Spring Break ademics and for teachers and a B+ for diversity. Glacier Creek also
March 23–31 Spring Break received an A overall grade. It received an A+ mark for teachers an
A for academics and a B- for diversity.
April 1 Classes resume All six District elementary schools–Sunset Ridge (16th), Elm
April 5 Quarter 3 ends Lawn (22nd), Northside (34th), West Middleton (43rd), Sauk Trail
April 8 Quarter 4 begins (53rd) and Park (89th) were among the top 11 overall rated elemen-
tary schools in Dane County. The others were Arboretum School
April 19 No School and Prairie Elementary School in Waunakee, Van Hise and Shore-
April 22 No School: Professional Development Day wood Hills in Madison Metropolitan and Winnequah in Monona
In all, 1,098 elementary schools in Wisconsin were ranked.
Niche was founded in 2002 and uses data to research U.S. col-
leges, schools, neighborhoods and companies. More than 100,000
reviews are also on the site. Visit the Niche website to learn more.

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Hammer Wins Presidental Award McKinney-Vento Act

Provides Homelessness
and participate in discussions

Solutions for Students

on STEM and STEM educa-
tion priorities led by OSTP
and NSF. Recipients will also The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides certain
receive $10,000 from NSF, rights and protections for students experiencing homelessness. Stu-
which manages the PAEMST dents experiencing homelessness are defined as individuals who lack
and PAESMEM programs on a fixed, regular and night-time residence, which includes the following
behalf of the White House. conditions:
Hammer and Sauk Trail • Temporarily sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of hous-
math-reading interventionist ing, economic hardship or a similar reason.
Rebecca Saeman were named • Living in motels, hotels, or camping grounds due to the lack of alter-
the state finalists in math for the native adequate accommodations.
awards in 2016. Hammer and • Living in emergency, transitional, or domestic violence shelters.
• Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train
Saeman were recognized by the
stations or similar settings.
Wisconsin Department of Pub-
• Migratory children who meet the definition of homeless under McK-
lic Instruction in Mequon at a inney-Vento.
ceremony in November 2016. • Unaccompanied youth who also meet the definition of homeless
Up to two teachers from each under the McKinney-Vento Act.
state are selected annually to Students experiencing homelessness have the right to:
receive the PAEMST award at • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
the national level. • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally
Hammer has worked at Sauk required for enrollment.
Trail for 32 years and has spent • Enroll in school and attend class while the school gathers needed
28 years teaching first grade. documents.
Susan Hammer received her award from Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy She has served on numerous • Enroll in the child’s local school; or continue attending their school
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios and National Science Foundation Director committees, attended the read- of origin (the school the student attended when permanently housed or
Dr. France A Cordova at a ceremony held at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. ing and writing workshops in the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is the preference.
New York and most recently • If the school district believes that the school selected is not in the best
Sauk Trail first-grade teacher Presidential Award for Ex- grade science teacher in Sun has been involved in math cur- interest of the child, then the district must provide the parent/guardian
Susan Hammer has been se- cellence in Mathematics and Prairie. riculum and equity. She also with a written explanation of the district’s position and inform the par-
lected to receive a 2018 Presi- Science Teaching (PAEMST), “Susan and Jay completed recently received the National ent/guardian of their right to appeal the decision.
Council of Teachers of Mathe- • Receive transportation to and from the school or origin, if requested
dential Awards for Excellence and mentors will receive the a rigorous application process
by the parent/guardian.
in Mathematics and Science Presidential Award for Excel- that allowed them to show the matics–Mathematics Education
• Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other
Teaching. lence in Science, Mathematics depth of their knowledge and Trust Award and is a leader of
students, according to the child’s needs.
The White House Office of and Engineering Mentoring teaching expertise,’’ State Su- the Wisconsin Statewide Math- If you are experiencing homelessness or would like more informa-
Science and Technology Pol- (PAESMEM). perintendent Tony Evers said ematics Initiative, focusing tion regarding the McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act, please
icy (OSTP), with the National “On behalf of the White in a statement. “I extend my on mathematics instruction, contact MCPASD Transitional Education and Mental Health Coordi-
Science Foundation (NSF), House I am honored to express congratulations to them on this teacher support, and coaching. nator, Chris Mand, at 608-829-9022 or send her an email at cmand1@
announced on June 25 that 140 the nation’s gratitude for the honor and encourage Susan and She has a bachelor’s degree in
individuals and organizations tireless dedication that these Jay to continue inspiring their elementary and special educa- The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) contains protections for
will be honored with presiden- men and women bring to ed- students and colleagues as they tion from North Dakota. children who are placed in out-of-home care (foster care). ESSA re-
tial awards for their excellence ucating the next generation of lead from the classroom on how Kromrey science teacher quires State and local educational agencies to collaborate with child
in teaching or mentoring in sci- scientists, engineers, and math- to improve mathematics and Kathy Hiteman won a national welfare agencies to ensure the educational stability of children in foster
ence, technology, engineering ematicians,” Deputy Assistant science education.” honor for K-6 teachers in 2012. care. Together, ESSA and the Fostering Connections to Success and
and mathematics (STEM). to the President for Technology Up to 108 teachers are recog- Since 1983, more than 4,700 Increasing Adoptions Act (Fostering Connections) ensure that chil-
“It is truly an honor to be rec- Policy Michael Kratsios said. nized each year. teachers have been recognized dren in foster care experience the same opportunities as their peers to
ognized with the Presidential “Each day more and more jobs During a visit to the nation’s for their contributions in the be successful in school and life and that there is minimal educational
Award,’’ Hammer said. “This require a strong foundation in capital, award recipients will classroom and to their profes- disruption as the result of the child’s foster care placement.
award is a testament to the STEM education, so the work each receive a presidential ci- sion. Please contact Transitional Education and Mental Health Coordinator,
Chris Mand, at 608-829-9022 or for more
exceptional colleagues and ad- that you do as teachers and tation at an awards ceremony
ministrators who have inspired mentors helps ensure that all

and given me opportunities to students can have access to
lift my practices to where they limitless opportunities and the Continued from page 7B
are today. It also celebrates our brightest of futures.”
youngest learners recognizing Awardees represent schools
that the deep thinking, collab- in all 50 US states, Department a document on the tax impact will move to MHS once the plan here,’’ board clerk Todd saying yes or no, we got here
oration, and discourse they do of Defense Education Activity of the capital question along first phase of that project is Smith said. “We have been thanks to the help of the Facil-
each day is worthy and valu- schools and schools in the U.S. with information about what completed. Besides housing careful about taxpayer money. ities Planning Committee and
able. Receiving this award territories of American Samoa, can and can’t be done during a 4K-early childhood staff, the We are being very responsible. the results of the community
deepens my dedication and pas- Guam, the Commonwealth of referendum campaign. current CSCS building will I think we have the right proj- survey.”
sion to a profession where to- the Northern Mariana Islands Mavroulis clarified the bulk have two classrooms, which ects. Hats off to everyone for “The process has worked
gether we can do great things.’’ and the U.S. Virgin Islands. of the cost for CSCS is bath- will open up one room each at their efforts.” very well,’’ board member Kurt
Kindergarten through sixth The other Wisconsin recipient room renovations and space. Northside and Elm Lawn. Added board president Bob Karbusicky said.
grade teachers will receive the was Jay Garvey Shah, a fifth- He also noted CSCS students “I think we have the right Green: “While this is the board

Weekend Food Program Set to Start Again

The Middleton-Cross Plains social worker at their child’s for the school year in mid-Oc- safety, the weight of each bag Education Foundation to the gram in the text box through
Area School District is now school by Sept. 21. tober. The program began at being sent home and the types District Services Center, 7106 PayPal.
being accepting applications This effort is once again Sunset Ridge in mid-Novem- of items included have been South Ave., Middleton. Please Families who are interested
for the Weekend Food Pro- being spearheaded by local ber and West Middleton joined among the items discussed, he include Weekend Food Pro- in learning more about eligi-
gram (WFP), which is free to churches, Middleton Outreach in early January. added. gram in the memo line. You bility for the program should
all students in the district’s six Ministry (MOM) and district Representatives from the Much of the food comes can also contribute on the contact the social worker
elementary schools. social workers. churches and MOM, along from the Second Harvest foundation website. Please at their child’s elementary
The program provides The program was imple- with school social workers, Foodbank of Wisconsin. note that your contribution is school.
healthy snacks and some mented two years ago at Elm have met multiple times over If you are interested in con- for the Weekend Food Pro-
small, easy to prepare, meals Lawn and Sauk Trail, but the the past year to coordinate tributing, please send a check
for children on Fridays during goal was to expand it to all six efforts, Hibner said. Food made out to the MCPASD
much of the school year. Food
is sent home with children in
elementary schools in 2017-
18, Director of Communica-
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backpacks. The first day for
the 2018-19 school year is
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Students Perform
at State Chamber
Orchestra Concerts
on the Square
More than 50 current and former MHS choral program students
sang at the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Concerts on the Square
on July 11 and 18.
The students performed Alexander Borodin’s Polovetsian Dance
from the Opera of “Prince Igor” during the second half of the Slavic
Dances concert on July 11 before an estimated crowd of 40,000. The
concert also included a performance by Miriam K. Smith, an 11-year
old American cellist who made her orchestral debut at age eight. She
played Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Variations.”
The students sang eight songs from Queen during the second half
of the Don’t Stop Believin’ concert on July 18. The first half featured
songs from Journey. More than 50,000 attended that concert.
“What an amazing couple of nights of music,’’ MHS choir direc-
tor Justin Wilder said. “Our students will remember these nights for
the rest of their lives. Collaborating with the Wisconsin Chamber
Orchestra is such an amazing opportunity for our students and we
look forward to continuing that partnership for years to come.”
Wisconsin Public Television televised the concerts in mid-July.
This is the second consecutive year MHS choral program students
have participated in Concerts on the Square. More than 60 current
and recent MHS choral graduates performed before an estimated
crowd of 45,000 on Aug. 2, 2017. The choir performed the Mozart
“Requiem Lacrimosa,” “Rex Tremendae” and “Recordare Pie Jesu.”
The concert also featured music by Dvorak, Jenkins and concluded
with Beethoven’s “5th Symphony.”
The orchestra and choir were under the direction of Maestro An-
drew Sewell.
The MHS choirs performed at WCO’s Holiday Pops Concert at
the Middleton Performing Arts Center for several years. Wilder said
the concert was discontinued in 2017 due to scheduling issues, but he
and Sewell discussed how to continue the partnership and agreed to
have the choir students perform at Concerts on the Square.
Concerts on the Square take place annually for six weeks every
Wednesday evening starting in late June. The concerts are free.
The Middleton High School Choral Department has approximately
150 students in three curricular choirs and two extracurricular choirs.

School District Receives $220k State Safety Grant

The Middleton-Cross that nearly $49,000 be spent professionals, established a thresholds. • Increasing two-way commu- • Allowing for more secure
Plains Area School District on equipment and more than meaningful way to improve In addition to making up- nications throughout the entire entrances to receiving docks, a
(MCPASD) was awarded a $171,000 on supplies and oper- school safety by strengthening grades to school buildings, school through handheld radios, performing arts box office, and
$220,000 grant through the ating expenses. response to mental health cri- one of the School Safety Grant emergency communication sys- fitness centers.
Wisconsin Department of Jus- Waukesha County received ses and improving the physical prerequisites is providing all tem and PA systems equipped • Securing the entry areas,
tice School Safety Program. $210,800. Stoughton and safety of school buildings.” full-time teachers, aides, coun- with new speakers. sidelites, and interior classroom
MCPASD was one of 52 Waunakee were the only other Grant dollars are divided selors, and administrators with • Purchasing an anonymous re- windows with shatter resistant
schools or school districts that Dane County districts to re- into two categories: The Pri- a minimum of three hours porting application. film and updated doors.
were awarded grants totaling ceive safety grants. mary School Safety Grant and combined training in Adverse • Updating internal classroom • Labeling entry and classroom
more than $3.5 million. Direc- “Momentum to improve Advanced School Safety Grant. Childhood Experiences (ACE) and entrances with locks that doors so that first responders
tor of Technology Services Jim school safety, training, and The Primary School Safety and Trauma Informed Care/ lock from the inside, including can identify a specific area.
Blodgett and administrator Bill law enforcement collaboration Grants focus on baseline im- Trauma Sensitive Schools adding quick action locking “Our $100 million School
Deno, who were instrumental in continues with today’s school provements to schools, includ- (TIC/TSS) before the end of devices/remote lockdown and Safety Plan is helping schools
writing the safety grant for the safety grant awards,” Schimel ing door locks and hardening the 2018-2019 school year; or removable mullions. across Wisconsin become
district, attended the announce- said. “The public safety pro- school entryways. The Ad- demonstrate that staff has al- • Enhancing security software more secure,” Governor Scott
ment at Christ King School in fessionals at DOJ, in conjunc- vanced School Safety Grants ready received such training. to include door prop recogni- Walker said. “It is important we
Wauwatosa. tion with dozens of educational are awarded to schools that Some of the ways grant funds tions that alerts staff, and panic all continue to work together to
The District has requested and mental health response have met minimum security can be used include: button. make sure every teacher, par-
• Training for all staff on TIC, • Improving visitor screening ent, and student feels safe in
TSS and ACE, Violence and and entryways through adding our schools.”
Bullying Prevention, and Ac- key card/keyless access, access Grant applicants are required
tive Shooter Response training control door entry system and to partner with law enforcement
(ALICE). visitor management systems. agencies to ensure that pro-
posed expenditures, visitor pro-
tocols, and school safety plans
will be effective and provide
students with the safest learning
environment possible.
This was the fourth an-
nouncement about school
safety grants. Nineteen schools
or districts, including Madi-
son Metropolitan, Cambridge
and McFarland, were awarded
more than $1.9 million on June
20. The next day, Schimel an-
nounced that 14 schools or dis-
tricts were awarded more than
$1.7 million. Another $10.2
million was awarded to 147
schools or districts on June 28.
In all, 735 schools or school
districts applied for funds from
the School Safety Program.

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Gunning for
Boys cross country team aims
for second straight state title
BY ROB REISCHEL done. I can’t wait!”
Times-Tribune The Cardinals proved last
season they understood how to
Never has Middleton’s get it done.
boys’ cross country program Middleton won its first
been in better shape than it is WIAA Division 1 state cham-
today. pionship since 1992. At state,
Never have the Cardinals the Cardinals outdistanced run-
had this amount of talent, depth ner-up Stevens Point by 101
and experience. points — which was the larg-
Never has Middleton est margin of victory in state
enjoyed this level of quality history.
coaching. Middleton followed that by
Add it all up and it figures to becoming just the third school
be a memorable season for the in Wisconsin history to qualify
Cardinals. for the National Meet (NXN)
“I’m excited for this sea- in Portland, Ore., where the
son on so many levels and I Cardinals placed 16th.
think we can have another spe- “Last year was an unfor-
cial season,” Middleton coach gettable year, just incredible,”
Brian Finnel said. “We have Finnel said. “To win a state
a great group of guys and this Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
group knows how to get it See XC, page 21B Michael Madoch and Middleton’s boys cross country team are gunning for a second straight state title.

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Kevin Meicher (14) and Connor Smith (44) tackle Verona’s Shay Watson last Friday.

A painful defeat
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Middleton hot and bothered after loss
given in years.
“This is our last year for
bevy of self-inflicted wounds.
Verona moved into a three-
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Verona High School late last
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sive yelled, he pleaded and he just have to go and prove it.” “We need to go home and
implored. And when Lockett Middleton failed to prove watch film,” said Middleton • Cooks • General Manager
that last Friday and suffered a junior running back Kallion
finished, he wiped away tears.
It was, by many accounts, 27-22 defeat to Verona. The Buckner, who had 201 rush- • Prep Cooks
the most impassioned speech a Cardinals hurt themselves ing yards on 22 carries. “Take
Middleton football player had with inconsistency on offense, Our success in other states has come to Madison!
defensive breakdowns and a See FOOTBALL, page 20B

Verona edges
Cross Plains
BY ADAM HATLAN Meinholz said. “He brings the
For the Times-Tribune confidence up on the whole
The Cross Plains In the seventh — with run-
Businessmen have been play- ners at first and third and two
ing the role of giant slayer outs — Allen was able to get
lately, beating top-three seeds Derek Burgenske, a .449 hitter,
Sauk Prairie, Middleton, and to fly out to end the inning.
Mazomanie on their way to In the eighth inning the first
the Home Talent League Final two Verona batters reached —
Four for the first time since Mike Jordahl with a hit and
2011. John Moynihan with a hit by
Cross Plains had won a pitch. Luke Yapp was retired
five games in a row entering on a sacrifice bunt and the
last Sunday’s game against runners advanced to second
Western Division champion and third with one out. Allen
and No. 1 seeded Verona. then got Connor McGowan
Unfortunately for Cross to ground out and struck out
Plains, it were unable to take Mitch Flora for a crucial third
down another top-seed, drop- out.
ping a 3-2 thriller in 10 innings “Kenny has been pitching
in Verona. Cross Plains fell to like this throughout the whole
10-10 and Verona improved playoffs,” said Cross Plains
to 18-2. catcher Will Doherty. “At Sauk
More importantly, Cross he came in and closed the door
Plains fell to 0-1 in the for the final five innings, and Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Final Four round robin. The other than that he’s pitched
Businessmen host Evansville every single inning (in the Kenny Allen and Cross Plains’ Home Talent League team fell to Verona on Sunday.
(0-1) Sunday and the loser will playoffs) except for the first
stand no chance of winning four today. He pitched really tunity for the Businessmen. runner home, which would lead All is not lost for Cross thing: go out and win the next
the three-game tournament. well today and we just couldn’t Cross Plains finally broke to the heartbreak in the bottom Plains as it has two games two games. We have to hope
Verona (1-0) and Cottage get him the runs he needed to through in the eighth, all with of the 10th. left in the championship series. (Verona) loses and we can
Grove (1-0) meet in the other win the game.” two outs. Allen walked and Burgenske doubled to lead Cross Plains would need to get them again at our park,”
game. Verona got a fantastic start Jeremy Lochner was hit by a off the inning, and Jordahl win their final two games and Meinholz said.
“Tough loss today. We on the mound from Jason pitch. Doherty then smacked followed with an intention- would need Verona to lose one “My guys have shown it
thought maybe we had them at Erxleben. Erxleben went a single to left field and the al walk. Moynihan then hit a of its final two in order to have the last three weeks, and they
the end. We had some opportu- eight innings and allowed two ball went under the outfield- sharp ground ball to shortstop another shot at the Cavaliers. can do it again: we have to win
nities,” said Cross Plains man- runs on four hits, picking up er’s glove, allowing pinch run- Drew Meinholz, who attempt- For now, the Businessmen three games in a row against
ager Randy Meinholz.”The a no-decision for his effort. ner Bryce Bonk to score from ed to get the force out of the don’t want to look that far the best teams in the league.
guys are a little dejected right Erxleben retired the first 16 second and Lochner to come runner at third, but the throw ahead and just want to take Now all we can do is control
now, but our guys are confident Cross Plains batters to start the racing around all the way from got away from third baseman care of business over the next what we can control.”
to play anybody. These guys game. first to tie the game, 2-2. Shane Murphy and skipped two weeks.
have a lot of heart and have Kyle Nelson picked up the “I don’t think there is any- to the dugout fence, allowing “We can’t worry about Cross Plains . 000 000 020 0 ….. 2 5 3
Verona …….. 000 200 000 1 ….. 3 8 1
battled the last three weeks like win in relief for Verona, after body I would rather have at the Burgenske to score easily and what Verona does anymore. PITCHING(IP-H-ER-BB-K): CP-
you can’t believe.” allowing no runs on no hits and plate than Will, especially with end the game, 3-2. We have to win our next two, Karnick(4-3-2-1-1), Allen(L;6-5-1-1-4).
During Cross Plains’ five- striking out four. two outs,” said Meinholz. “He “We believe in (Burgenske) and whatever happens, hap- V- Erxleben(8-4-2-3-7), Nelson (W;2-
game win streak entering the “(Erxleben) has been amaz- smoked a nice hit, fortunately and he led off and got that pens,” Doherty said. “This was
championship series, pitching ing for us this year. He has the left fielder misplayed the double,” said Engelhart. “It’s a good, close game. It felt like CP- Doherty 2x5. V- Scanlon
and defense had been key as a bunch of pitches he can go ball, and we got two runs. Big happened before where other it could have been the champi- 2x5, Burgenske 2x5, Jordahl 2x4. 2B-
they had outscored opponents to,” said Verona manager Bill clutch hit from Will.” teams have walked Jordahl to onship game. Just time to take Burgenske, Jordahl.
23-3 over the five-game span, Engelhart. “We believe in Kyle Cross Plains had runners at get to Moynihan. He was our care of our own business now.”
which included allowing just (Nelson). As soon as he got in first and third with two outs in all-star this year. We believed Meinholz agreed.
one run combined during the there, no one lost a beat.” the ninth, but failed to bring a in him in that spot.” “We can only control one
playoffs to the top three seeds. Doherty said it was hard to
Enter Verona, the top-scor- get a rhythm against Erxleben.
ing team in the entire Home “He was really keeping us
Talent League. The Cavaliers off balance. He had a good cur-
averaged 9.5 runs per game veball going. He threw a lot of
during the regular season and off speed today,” Doherty said.
are averaging 11 runs per game “I think we didn’t expect that
in the playoffs. Sunday marked coming into the game. I felt
just the third game all season like when we got guys on he
— including playoffs — that started getting uncomfortable.
Verona had been held to three We just have to get runners on
runs or fewer. base earlier.”
Cross Plains pitchers Dan Verona’s Burgenske got the
Karnick and Kenny Allen have first hit of the game for either
been key contributors for the team with one out in the bottom
Businessmen recently and were of the fourth, as both starting
superb against the high pow- pitchers were perfect through
ered Cavaliers offense. Karnick three innings. Jordahl followed
started and allowed two runs with a double to put runners at
on three hits over four innings second and third. Moynihan
and retired the first 10 batters then delivered in the clutch,
he faced. delivering a two-run single to
Allen finished the game in score Burgenske and Jordahl
relief and was the tough luck and make it 2-0 Verona.
losing pitcher. Allen has been Cross Plains broke up the
a workhorse this postseason, perfect game in the sixth when
pitching all but four innings Eric Hilton walked with one
during the Northern section out. Jake Manser followed
playoffs and notching wins in with a hit to break up the
all three games. no-hitter, but Allen hit into an
Allen allowed one run on inning-ending double play to
five hits over the final six stymie the threat.
innings against Verona, getting Cross Plains loaded the
out of trouble in a couple key bases with one out in the sev-
moments when the Cavaliers enth on consecutive one-out
had great opportunities to singles by Doherty and Ryan
break the game open. Pulvermacher, and a walk to
“(Allen) has a lot of RJ Sarbacker. Drew Meinholz
self-confidence. When he takes hit into a fielder’s choice, and
the ball, he does not believe Shane Murphy struck out to
he’s going to give up a run,” end what was a golden oppor-

Boys spikers want more

Middleton aiming to make
noise at state this season
BY ROB REISCHEL Eagan’s abilities, so I’m sure
many teams will key on him.”
Dettman became a force in
Ben White doesn’t mince the middle last year and fin-
words. ished with 187 kills, 18 aces
Middleton’s boys’ volley- and 33 blocks.
ball coach and his ultra-suc- “Sam Dettman will sur-
cessful Cardinals have built prise the state, but not those
one of the strongest programs that know him,” White said.
in the state. “Since the end of his sopho-
Middleton has won 11 more year he has continued
of the last 12 Big Eight to get better weekly. Sam has
Conference championships. a chance to be a dominant
The Cardinals have a 63-game player in the middle. He is not
winning streak in the league. the tallest in the middle, but he
Middleton is coming puts up a very big block and is
off a season where it set a tough to stop. He is one of the
school-record with 33 wins. reasons why I think this is the
And the Cardinals have been best offensive team we’ve had
to the state tournament five in a number of years.”
straight years. Senior Dylan Griffith
Many programs dream of takes over the libero position.
such success, and White cer- Griffith was buried behind all-
tainly appreciates what his state player Thomas Robson
teams have accomplished. But in recent years, but still had 24
what drives White and every- aces and 227 digs.
one inside his program is the “Just a solid player,” White
fact the Cardinals haven’t won said of Griffith. “He will pro-
a match at state since 2008, vide our defense with a great
going 0-6 at state in that time. foundation. He will step into
“We are past the ‘nice to be a leadership role on the team
there’ phase,” White said of as well.
the state tournament. “I think “He has a very tough serve
like the last five years, our and is a very, very smart play- baseball will give him the con-
goal is to be playing on the last er. The coaching staff has fidence to take the lead on this
day of the season. To do that, already joked that someday team. He has all the weapons
we have to win a match at state Dylan will win every city a setter could ask for. If Matt
and we haven’t done that since men’s league championship is consistent, we’ll be a very
2008. I think we are ready and because of his volleyball IQ.” good team.”
capable of competing with the Senior Owen Engling, who Junior Max McDonough
top five-to-eight teams in state stands 6-feet-6, will most like- is in the hunt to become
for a chance to finish in the ly be the Cardinals’ big on the Middleton’s second mid-
final four.” right side. dle blocker. Junior Matthew
This could very well be the “We’re looking at moving Stormer figures to be the
Cardinals breakthrough sea- him from middle to right side Cardinals’ defensive specialist
son. to be a giant block,” White and will play in the back row
Middleton welcomes back said. “And he’s big enough to for the Cardinals’ rightside
senior outside hitter Eagan hit over the block on offense. hitter. Junior Scott Buros is
Peters-Michaud, a first-team At 6-6, he is an intimidating an extremely powerful player
all-conference selection last presence at the net and will who’s competing for time as
year, and second-team all- most likely be lined up against an outside hitter.
Big Eight middle blocker the other team’s best outside One reason for the
Sam Dettman. In addition, the hitter.” Cardinals’ success is a bond
Cardinals bring back a handful Junior Parker Van Buren, that’s created throughout the
of contributors from last year who is also 6-foot-6, will be program.
and welcome several gifted Middleton’s other outside hit- At the start of every prac-
newcomers. ter. tice, varsity players are paired
The combination of veter- “We will look for Eagan with younger players to work
ans and incoming talent has and Parker to play all the way on fundamentals and get to
White buzzing. around so they can be weapons know each other.
“I think this year’s team out of the back row,” White “This way each young play-
will be one of the most offen- said. “For the last few years, er is getting 1-on-1 instruction
sively prolific teams I’ve had our defense has been our call- from a mentor,” White said.
in a while,” White said. “If we ing card, I think this year our White also meets with his
can block and serve tough, I offense will definitely be our entire coaching staff on a daily
think that really separates the strength. Parker and Eagan basis to talk about the lower
state champions from every- could be one of the top 1-2 level teams.
one else.” punches at the outside in the “I always know what is
Middleton will build around state by the end of the year.” going on at the JV and fresh-
Peters-Michaud and Dettman. Senior Matt Ballweg takes men levels,” White said.
Peters-Michaud will be a over the setter position that White undoubtedly knows
third-year starter on the out- Andrew Lepage excelled at in his close-knit program inside
side. Last season, Peters- recent seasons. Ballweg, com- and out. He fully understands
Michaud led the Cardinals ing off a highly successful the Cardinals have outstanding
with 287 kills and added 25 baseball season, seems poised talent once again.
aces, 23 blocks and 165 digs. for a big year. Now, the great mystery
“He has been through the “We want him to take the he wants to solve is winning
storms and knows what to job and run with it,” White matches at state.
expect,” White said. “We will said of Ballweg. “We want “You have to have a little
be counting on him to help him to not worry about filling bit of luck, along with a whole
be consistent on the outside. Andrew Lepage’s shoes, but lot of skill and mental determi-
Eagan seems to be playing at just do what we know he can. nation,” White said.
a higher level offensively very “He is a solid athlete and Maybe, just maybe, this is
early in the season. He has a proved that during the base- the year.
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sistent. Opponents know about mound in the Big Eight for Eagan Peters-Michaud (top) and Dylan Griffith (above) are two key returnees for Middleton’s
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And Middleton’s girls’ vol- four kills, Rachael Roberts had Roberts had 15 assists. Middleton finished with a
leyball team showed why. four aces and 13 assists, and Middleton then dropped a 25-21, 18-25, 15-11 win over
The Cardinals began their Hannah Flottmeyer had seven nailbiter to West Salem, 27-25, Gail Ettrick Trempealeau.
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Tournament held at the Omni The Cardinals then toppled Welti had four kills and six Lauren Hendricks had five
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ro will be. Our defense will Coleman had seven kills and Middleton rebounded with a be answered after Saturday’s
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kills, Roberts had18 assists and
25-21, 25-22 win over Sparta.
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are still learning the skill.” Middleton then downed and Flottmeyer had four kills.
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Mount Horeb.
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ent, as the host Wildcats gave
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talent and depth ruled the day
and the Cardinals posted an
impressive 106-64 win.
“Verona is always a big
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coach Lauren Cabalka
said. “They have some very
talented swimmers and are
always able to put together
some fast relay teams that
challenge our girls to swim
at their best. We knew we
needed to be focused and exe-
cute races with a competitive
mindset, but also with atten-
tion to detail.”
The Cardinals’ 200-meter
medley relay team of senior
Emily Keebler, sophomore
Ally Silvestri, junior Gabriela
Pierobon Mays and junior
Berkley Smith won the 200-
meter medley relay.
Middleton’s 400-meter
freestyle relay team of senior
Hannah Aegerter, senior
Cora Mack, senior Makenna
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was first. And the Cardinals’ by Mary Langenfeld
200-meter freestyle relay team
Gabriela Pierobon
of Mack, Smith, sophomore
Mays and Alex
Bella Chirafisi and Aegerter
was second.
helped Middleton’s
Aegerter, Licking and girls swimming
Chirafisi went 1-2-3 in the team defeat
200-meter freestyle. Aegerter Verona-Mount
and Licking were also first Horeb last Friday.
and second, respectively, in
the 400-meter freestyle.
Pierobon Mays won the
100-meter butterfly and soph-
omore Kaitlyn Peters was
Chirafi si won the 100-
meter freestyle and Mack was
Pierobon Mays was first
in the 100-meter backstroke
and senior Emily Keebler was
third. Silvestri was second in
the 200 IM, while Keebler
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VOL. 126, NO. 2

Stagecoach develo old fashioned faith

challenging workouts at them,



earns final city

Belief in a supernatural
fuels a local church’sof corn and pastures in
plan across

BY MATT GEIGER which horses thunder rural
the windswept earth

per week!
City council okays
Times-Tribune the ideas of
Q and just Wisconsin. Here,
west of Highway are still very
only a brief discussion south of the North Lake subdi- and good and evil
Trail Apart- leaving Good and evil. Angels the battle between
tails for Stagecoach spe- before receiving
approval. the Devil. real, and
approved vision. demons. God and them rages on.
BY CAMERON BREN ments in the developer’s Most The council also The 46-unit three
Heaven and Hell. Richard
plan. devel- The Very Reverend
Times-Tribune cific implementation concept plan for the You don’t hear about
them of
been worked the page 2 Pastor of St. Mary
of the details had city opment of
15 single-family See STAGECOACH, as much as you
used to, in Heilman, he has drawn
days. Pine Bluff, says

so they were definitely feel-

between the developer, on 6.35 acres located
Common out committees homes most churches these have lines in a very literal supernat-

local company’s tech?

The Middleton planning staff and Many Christian leaders those lines are
the final de- for a ural war. And
Council approved
eschewed such terms

Did foreign firm steal

in young families
of spiritu- bringing
softer, gentler brand looking for respite
equipment allowed mentioned, who are
expense to AMSC’s become one of the ality. If they are and moral
over years at a great to metaphori- from secularism
of trade secrets trial. things, it Sinovel it’s often in broad,
theft AMSC. Among other the world’s largest
wind turbine
cal contexts.
it seems
controlled the direction of companies, O’Shea said. “Since the 1960s,
BY KEVIN MURPHY That’s not the way
a real reticence,
and pitch Chinese regula- Bluff in there has been
wind turbines faced
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See RELIGION, page

City may
A former Middleton between
See LAWSUIT, page 7
Chinese firm electricity. style church nestled
pany closed after a soft- The two companies
O’Shea. and
stole and used its valuable told U.S. Attorney Tim a good business relationship

ware, a federal prosecutor of a

the start

ing more tired and sore than

jurors Monday at

create an
Creating Com
ethics board d brings a unique Branch
vision to the corner
A look at some of
of Century
On Tuesday,
Wisconsin’sSt. most vibrant African American authors
the Middle- who also lived and worked in the Madison level. Advance registration is appreci-
ton Public Library will feature a multime- area during the 20th century: novelist Jean ated (online at or by
dia presentation entitled “Hidden Voices: Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, email at
Adrienne Hulburt-Strou walks downMayor
an open art studio
called for board African-American Writers in Wisconsin.”
Three African American Madison-area
and poet Sarah Webster Fabio. This event in honor of Black History
The program will feature poetry, prose, Month is made possible by the Friends of
trail, and an DIY writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and drama that illuminate what it means to the Middleton Public Library, the Beyond
BY KATHERINE PERRETH turing drawing, painting, For- maintaining the code of
BY CAMERON BREN and playwright and novelist Catrina Spark- be black in Wisconsin. the Page Endowment, the National Endow-
Times-Tribune crafts and a ethics which sets standards
would Times-Tribune man - will discuss their work in relation The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in ment for the Humanities, and the Madison
profit instructors of conduct for city officials
to three African American literary giants the Archer Room on the Library’s lower Community Foundation.

they were last week,” Cabalka

accuse reservation fee, and and employees, interpret
No one could ever groups wouldMayor need to meet a ethics guidelines and inves-
of caféGurdip
sales. Brar has
Adrienne Hulburt-Stroud certain amountcalled intended
on city thatofficials
I to tigate complaints alleging
dreaming small.
implementing an improper conduct.
“It was consider
they will
“‘If I build it, do this alone,” Hulburt-Stroud City attorney Larry Be-
my motto,” ethics board which would
come,’ has been that more than 20
of her plans said, noting review complaints, conduct chler pointed out in his
Hulburt-Stroud said recently to brain-
people met investigations and hold pub- memo alongside the draft
to create a café-cum-commu- storm how best to utilize the that complaints would re-
Common lic hearings for findings.
nity center called calls those folks
a location in space. She Late 2017 Brar pro- quire a two-stage prob-

Ground. It is to be Ground Collabora-
Hulburt- “Commonposed the ethics board able cause before being
Middleton, the bubbly in a working part-
“every- tors,” people
to the city council which processed by the ethics
Stroud explained, where launch the vision.
ground nership toreferred it to the city at- board.
one can find common A writer herself, Hulburt- “First stage calls for the
have not torney really
to prepare a
fa- draft.
with those you may she enjoys
a place for Stroud saidOn Feb. 6 thepeople common city clerk and the chairper-
otherwise met, and and connecting
cilitatingcouncil referred the draft to son of the ethics board to

said. “I do think that showed

For this reason,
over writing.
the licenseswill andhaveordinance
a determine whether the com-
said. Common Ground
committee for review.In plaint is complete,” Bechler
me,” Hulburt-Stroud emphasis on literature.
envisions Common strong The role serves of on ethics said. “So for example if the
the the
She she
serving as addition, board would beWriters to advise
Ground’s two levels the Wisconsin
of cus- board ofthe common with
working council the on See ETHICS, page 6
the locus for a multitude
writers’ Association,
tomers: book clubs, literary journal, Cre- Times-Tribune photo
by Matt Geiger
novel and statewide looking
groups for poetry, Wisconsin. Common fresh new ways of
coats of paint, and
creative writing, open
mic, spo- ative
nights for Ground
COW reviews downtown
will host events in
she said.
is busy applying fresh
Adrienne Hulburt-Stroudbusiness intersect, at the future site
of Common Ground
on the cor-
ken word, gallery junction with WWA, and
local artists, pay-as-you-cana
meditation and yoga
classes, plaza and airport expansion
See COMMON, page
at the ways community
5 ner of Century Avenue and Branch

wellness circle, guided Director of community de-

Four candidates vieCross

velopment Abby Attoun first

Durand will challenge

spoke on the public plaza. She

a little bit, but at the end of

said since it was on the council

three seats on the


The City of Middleton’s agenda earlier in the week there

Bauer for MCPASD

Committee of the Whole re- was not much to update.
ceived updates from city staff Requests for proposals for

school board seat Plains Village Board

on a potential expansion of the landscape architecture have
airport and the development of been distributed, Attoun said. Photo by Hedi Lamar Photography

a downtown public plaza. The The city will accept up to 12 Authors (from left) Fabu, Catrina Sparkman and Sherry Lucille will come to Middleton to discuss their work in relation to
the earli- proposals though Attoun said three African American literary giants
Lee who also lived and
While Voting is worked in Wisconsin on February 27.
the Area 5isseat.
airportforexpansion Sorensen.
Bauer William Brosius and will all
Voters in the Middleton- candidates est stages forwhile thethe must live
seatdowntown she doubts the city will
areget that for three seats
running and the top three vote-getters
Dis- Four candidates at-large,
Cross Plains Area School
voting is at-large and
seeking re- many. Cross Plains Village BoardBYthis spring. writers
on the board. who came before
Incumbent Judy Ketel-
them. gotten the credit they deserve. in Wisconsin.”
choice when in in the school on thecity closed on the prop- KevinMATT
Thusius earn seats Sparkman lists Toni Morri- Fabu recalls standing in front of What she found when she
trict will have a queststofor proposals.
everyone Jeanne Statz and is not seeking re-election.
polls this open Hy- erty, Challengers
which was purchasedasfrom
boeter son, Ernest Hemingway and a wall dedicated to Wisconsin came here was a world of black
they head to the Incumbents Sean well as incumbents
K. Bartlett district. Yu T. will be on the ballot,
Wall Enterprises and took more on her personal list. But writers in a Milwaukee public authors – poets, playwrights,
spring. Challenger (Area 2) and Linda
incumbent land
Durand Jr. will face Anne (Area 4) are
unopposed. “It’s a very interesting thing, many of Wisconsin’s greatest library, and not seeing a single novelists, essayists and more.
school board member See COW, page 6 as a writer, to be invisible,” black literary voices have gone African American face. She Their voices were an integral

the day, the girls put together

muses celebrated poet Fabu largely unacknowledged by the remembers a list of influential part of the American literary
Carter. “It is strange, because general populace. writers compiled at the Uni- canon, but for those outside
writing propels you into the Hidden Voices aims to versity of Wisconsin-Madison of academia, they were not al-
world.” change that. that likewise omitted diverse ways widely known. The three
Led by Fabu and fellow au- “Writing is such a beautiful authors. writers about whom Fabu, Lu-
thors Catrina Sparkman and thing,” explains Sparkman. As a youth, she was told that cille and Sparkman will talk on
Sherry Lucille, an upcoming “It’s solitary of course, but it black populations began mov- February 27 are just a few key
event at the Middleton Public requires so much listening.” ing to Wisconsin, from Chi- examples.
Library called “Hidden Voices” “Our culture, our history, our cago, as late as the middle of “It’s about celebrating these
will bring three vital 20th cen- contributions to the world are the 20 century. people,” she says. “It’s not

tury literary figures - Jean largely unknown,” says Fabu. “As a scholar, I learned about guilt. It’s not about beat-
Toomer, Lorraine Hansberry, “So I learned as a child, that’s that there have been African ing anyone over the head. It’s
and Sarah Webster Fabio – into it was best to learn for myself.” Americans here, free, since the about exploring and getting to
the spotlight. Now she’s working to pass that 1700s,” she says. “Also slaves.” know your neighbors. I think
They hope to raise the voices knowledge on to others. Originally from Memphis, that’s a good thing.

some very smart races and we

of these writers from the past. Fabu, a well-traveled public Fabu came to the University Lucille’s love of stories, par-
They think in doing so, they speaker, author and scholar has of Wisconsin – one of the few ticularly romantic ones, began
can inspire readers to seek out spent time in Kenya (The Uni- universities offering top level early in life. Like every author,
the Midwest’s fresh new Afri- versity of Nairobi Press pub- African and African American she learned through reading.
can American authors today, as lished one of her books), but literary studies - for graduate “Jane Austin is my favorite,”
well. she says Wisconsinites don’t school. She fell in love with the she says. “But at a point I came
Sparkman believes a good au- need to travel that far to find Midwest, and now calls Madi- to realize she’s long gone; she’s
thor can transcend barriers such important black voices. Wis- son home. not going to write anymore.”
as race and gender. Or bring consin is rich with them. “I have lived here for Lucille tried to find other au-
them tumbling down. All you have to do is know more than 30 years,” Fabu thors who delved artfully into
Today’s black writers are in- how to listen says. “This is where I have in-
fluenced by a broad spectrum of But they haven’t always vested love, life, and writing – See VOICES, page 3

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MHS golfers continue winning ways

carded a 94.
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shot a 342 and rolled in its own Goetz-Spencer Harrison,Madison
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the negative things that we did know how I scored,” said

and make them a positive next Buckner, who leads the Big
week and show people that Eight with 346 rushing yards.
we’re better than this.” “I just go 100% and do what-
Despite the Cardinals ever I can for this team.”
uneven performance, they had Middleton embarked on an
a chance to win in the final 11-play, 90-yard drive on its
minutes. Middleton began on next possession. And when
its own 39-yard line with 5:02 Carey scored from 1-yard out,
remaining and trailing, 27-22. the Cardinals grabbed a 12-7
Fullback Connor lead.
Hellenbrand plowed for eight The big play on the drive
yards on a third-and-2 to the came when senior wideout
Verona 46. On the ensuing first Sam Close ran a go-route down
down play, Buckner busted off the right sideline, and Carey
right tackle for eight yards and delivered a strike for 42 yards
took a nasty — but legal — hit to the Wildcats’ 1-yard line.
as he went out of bounds. Two plays later, Carey scored
Buckner jumped to his feet himself, although the two-point
and says he told the Verona conversion try failed.
defensive back, “Good hit.” Pertzborn drilled a 38-yard
The officials flagged Buckner, field goal with 3:57 left in the
though, for 15 yards for first half to give Middleton a
unsportsmanlike conduct. 15-7 advantage.
So instead of second-and-2, But the Wildcats answered
Middleton faced a sec- with a 12-play, 80-yard touch-
ond-and-17. down drive and pulled within
“I personally I felt I blew 15-13 shortly before halftime.
the game by doing that,” Verona’s two-point conver-
Buckner said. sion try came up inches short,
Middleton quarterback though, and Middleton clung to
Bryce Carey followed with a narrow lead at the break.
runs of 6 and 10 yards, set- Verona took the second
ting up a fourth-and-1. But the half kickoff and marched 64
Cardinals took a long time in yards in just six plays, convert-
the huddle, then didn’t get the ed the two-point conversion
ball snapped in time and were and grabbed a 21-15 lead. The
hit with a delay of game pen- Wildcats had pass plays of 31
alty. and 14 yards on the drive as
“There’s no reason for Middleton seemed perplexed
that. None. Absolutely not,” by Verona’s pistol Wing-T
Middleton co-coach Tim Simon offense.
said of the penalty. “We saw it “Our defense was just
was kind of a long huddle and breaking down,” Lockett said.
night to put Verona ahead for
we were yelling, ‘Hurry up! “We did our jobs, but we didn’t
Hurry up!’ But yeah, there’s no do them to our full potential.”
“If that ball was thrown one
excuse for that, by players or Middleton countered with
inch in either direction, they
coaches.” a six-play, 58-yard touchdown
don’t complete it,” Simon said
Middleton then changed its drive on its first possession
of the long pass to Anderson.
run play to a pass play, and of the second half to reclaim
“But close games all come
Carey’s attempt was batted a 22-21 lead. Buckner had all
down to five, six, seven plays,
down at the line of scrimmage 58 yards on just five carries —
and of those seven or eight
by Verona junior defensive end highlighted by a 25-yard burst
plays, they made a few more
Adam Vandervest. behind left tackle Zac Mayhew
than us.”
The Cardinals forced a quick and a 10-yard touchdown run
Middleton still had chances
three-and-out and took over up the gut.
in the final minutes, but failed
again at their own 37 with 57 “Things went pretty well
to capitalize. And that led to
seconds left. But Carey’s first with our running game,”
Lockett’s emotional speech
pass on the ensuing possession Buckner said. “I tell you, I was
which he hopes leads to bright-
was intercepted by Wildcats so tired, but I just kept going.”
er days ahead.
sophomore cornerback Cam Middleton finished the night
“You go through negatives
McCorkle. rushing for 272 yards on 36
your whole life,” Lockett said.
“I think what we lacked carries (7.6). The Cardinals’
“You just have to turn them
tonight, on both sides of the offensive line — which is still
into positives. No person I
ball, was consistency,” Simon missing standout tackle Clay
know went through a negative
said. “We looked like a million Craker (knee) — consisted of
and said, ‘Oh I give up.’ No,
dollars at times on defense, Mayhew, Tyler Haack, Dylan
that’s not it. Everybody goes
then we’d have two missed Kalscheur, Gavin Adler and
through a negative in their life.
tackles. We looked like a mil- Luke McChrystal and did yeo-
We’re going to turn this into a
lion dollars on offense a couple man’s work up front.
of times and then we’d sputter From there, Buckner did the
or get a penalty.” rest. Middleton ……..……. 6 9 7 0 — 22
Middleton trailed 7-0, mid- “I thought we did a good job Verona …………….... 7 6 8 6 — 27
V — Anderson, 1, run (Garcia kick)
way through the first quarter up front,” Simon said. “And M — Buckner, 83, run (kick failed)
when Buckner ripped off an Kallion’s got some talent. I M — Carey, 3, run (run failed)
83-yard touchdown run. thought we ran the ball just M — FG, Pertzborn, 38
V — Anderson, 10, run (run failed)
The Cardinals ran a bunch fine.”
V — Lindell, 10, run (Keegan
formation and Buckner start- Middleton couldn’t stop the Lindell run)
ed left. When he hit the sec- Wildcats, though. And Verona M — Buckner, 10, run (Pertzborn
ond level, he cutback to the put together an eight-play, kick)
V — Anderson, 2, run (pass failed)
right and had open field to the 69-yard touchdown drive mid-
Verona 40. way through the fourth quarter TEAM STATISTICS
Buckner was nearly pushed to reclaim a 27-22 advantage. First downs — M 10, V
12. Rushing (Att.-Yds.) —M 36-272,
out of bounds, but somehow The big play of the drive
V 39-196. Passing yards — M 81,
kept his balance and tiptoed came when Wildcats quarter- V 167. Passes (Comp.-Att.-Int.) — M
down the sideline. Verona safe- back Adam Bekx hooked up 4-14-1, V 7-13-0. Fumbles-lost — M
ty Maxx Kaminski was the last with Haakon Anderson for a 1-0, V 1-0. Penalties-yards —M 8-53,
V 6-40.
player with a shot at Buckner, 44-yard completion on a third-
but the Cardinals’ speedy back and-12 play to the Middleton INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
won the foot race and finished 15. Rushing: M, Buckner 22-201. V,
Lindell 18-110.
off a brilliant 83-yard scoring Cardinals standout corner-
Passing: M, Carey 4-14-1-81. V,
run. back Kevin Meicher had per- Bekx 7-13-0-167.
The extra point snap fect coverage on the play, but Receiving: M, Close 2-47. V,
bounced back to the holder, the ball went through his arms Anderson 4-136.
though, and kicker Sawyer and into the waiting hands of Times-Tribune photos by Mary Langenfeld
Pertzborn didn’t have a chance Anderson.
to attempt the PAT, allowing Four plays later, Anderson Cooper Holewinski (top) tackles Verona’s Haakon Anderson during the Wildcats’ 27-22 win
Verona to maintain a 7-6 lead. plowed in from two yards out last Friday. Above, Middleton’s Kallion Buckner ran for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the
“To be honest, I don’t even for his third touchdown of the defeat.

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title was something the team very dedicated and hard-work- put himself in position to be up
was working towards for many ing athlete. We will ease there in the conference ranks,”
years. So to win on the 25-year Michael into the season … but Finnel said.
anniversary of the 1992 he’s so strong, I know he won’t Junior Peter Hoferle, junior
Middleton state championship miss a beat when he races.” Julian Engle, and senior David
team and by the largest margin Junior Zach Leffel was Schwartz are all expected to
ever … was icing on the cake. Middleton’s fifth runner at challenge for varsity spots, as
“(At nationals), I think we state last year and just finished well.
were just in awe of the whole a big track season. In many places, complacen-
experience. The boys got to “I think he’s primed for a cy rears its ugly head after a
meet professional runners, big jump this fall,” Finnel said team accomplishes what the
coaches, and hung out on the of Leffel. “I’m very excited to Cardinals did a year ago. In
Nike Campus.” see what he does this season Middleton, though, the oppo-
Amazingly, the Cardinals as he brings some great lead- site result seems to have taken
return a group of runners that ership, terrific work ethic, and place.
could be just as good — and experience to the team.” “The varsity squad did a
perhaps even better. Juniors Braedon Gilles and great job this summer and pre-
Middleton brings back five Egan Johnson both ran at state, pared very well,” Finnel said.
of its seven runners that com- as well, and seem ready for “This was one of those times
peted at state, welcomes sev- breakout seasons. where I was more concerned
eral other potential standouts “Braedon also had a fantas- that they’d do too much, espe-
to the lineup, and begins the tic track season and ended his cially in terms of hard efforts.
season nationally ranked in season with a 4:22 at Wisco “With a squad like this,
several polls. Mile,” Finnel said. “He’s got things need to be balanced out
Senior Caleb Easton is a ton of speed and is getting just right and that can be chal-
the defending Big Eight stronger each year in the 5k and lenging for an eager group.
Conference champion and I’m very excited at the pros- It’s going to be hopefully a
placed eighth at the state meet. pects after some great summer long season, so we needed to
Just four runners return that mileage.  stretch out those efforts more
beat Easton at state, and he’ll “Egan finished the season appropriately. Having said
be gunning for individual and in the 9:50’s in the 3,200 last that, it’s not about August
team success in his final sea- spring. Based on the first few and September, it’s all about
son. weeks of practice, I think he’s October and beyond this year.”
“I think he’s really elevated going to make a big splash this Which is why Middleton’s
himself in this last year and has year and we can except big goals are extremely lofty —
great confidence going into this things from him.” and certainly attainable.
season,” Finnel said of Easton. Junior Roman Ystenes Middleton will aim to win
“He’s worked very hard this didn’t compete at state in 2017 the ultra-competitive Big Eight
offseason and he’s poised for and was injured for a large part Conference title. The Cardinals
a big year. I know he wants to of the season. However, he are gunning to win all of their
win the state title on an individ- was Middleton’s third runner at events. And Middleton hopes
ual and team level and I love nationals and should be a major to return to nationals and crack
that about Caleb. He’s a person contributor this fall. the top-10.
you can build a team around, “He’s definitely one of the But there’s one goal that
because he’s super motivated most talented athletes I’ve trumps all others.
and can get others fired up.” coached and he’s a highly moti- “I think the biggest goal
Senior Michael Madoch vated young man,” Finnel said. is to win the state champion-
placed second at conference “In other words, he’s probably ship again,” Finnel said. “We
last year and 10th at state. one of the most dangerous run- definitely have the pieces in
Madoch just finished compet- ners in the state and somewhat place to win, but we need to
ing at the USA junior triath- unknown, too.” stay healthy during the sea-
lon championships, where he Senior Frank Thornton com- son. I think our depth is a
placed 11th. peted at state in 2016 and has tad down from last year and
“I really expect Michael to lowered his times substantially. being healthy is going to be
move up the state ranks this “I’m excited for his senior a big piece of the puzzle this
season,” Finnel said. “He’s a year as he’s worked hard to season.”

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By Co-Petitioner: Roshan By Co-Petitioner: Roshan
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Notice and Order for Notice and Order for
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of
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Middleton, Dane County, Wisconsin, will hold a public hearing at
County, State of Wisconsin: County, State of Wisconsin:
6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the Town Hall
Richard G. Niess, Dane County Richard G. Niess, Dane County
located at 7555 West Old Sauk Road, Town of Middleton,
Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton
Wisconsin, for the purpose of hearing comments on proposed
St., 5D, Madison, WI 53703 on St., 5D, Madison, WI 53703 on
amendments to the Land Division and Subdivision Ordinance of
Monday, September 17th, 2018 Monday, September 17th, 2018
the Town of Middleton (Chapter 15 of the revised Code of
at 8:15 a.m. at 8:15 a.m.
Ordinances). The amendments are generally as follows:
If you require reasonable If you require reasonable
1. Renumbering current Title 11 of the Town’s Code of
accommodations due to a dis- accommodations due to a dis-
Ordinances to become Chapter 15 as part of the general
ability to participate in the court ability to participate in the court
recodification of the Town’s ordinances.
process, please call 608-266- process, please call 608-266-
2. Updating definitions used in the ordinance.
4311 at least ten (10) working 4311 at least ten (10) working
3. Updating filing requirements to accommodate electronic
days prior to the scheduled court days prior to the scheduled court
date. Please note that the court date. Please note that the court
4. Updating monumenting requirements to conform to cur-
does not provide transportation. does not provide transportation.
rent state law.
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Notice of this hearing shall be Notice of this hearing shall be
the ordinance to conform to current state and federal law.
given by publication as a Class 3 given by publication as a Class 3
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notice for three (3) weeks in a notice for three (3) weeks in a
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row prior to the date of the hear- row prior to the date of the hear-
ordinance including, but not limited to, open space, flag
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paper published in Dane County, paper published in Dane County,
A copy of the revised Chapter 15 will be available for
State of Wisconsin. State of Wisconsin.
inspection at the Town Hall no later than August 16, 2018.
All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard
/s/ Richard G. Niess /s/ Richard G. Niess
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Circuit Court Judge Circuit Court Judge
Dated this 14th day of August 2018.
August 15, 2018 August 15, 2018
Lisa Pardon, Town Clerk
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was closed to most of the city by tice food safety with garden heavy rain occurred, rinse warm weather), you may eat
water. Instead of closing for the produce after recent flooding. them in a dilute bleach solu- tomatoes or other fruits and
day, she decided to prepare food According to UW-Extension tion (1 TB bleach per gallon of vegetables that were above
for police and firefighters who
food safety expert Barb In- water) and peel before cook- flood waters raw.
were working long hours.
gham, the safest thing to do ing. After 3-4 weeks, you can • Produce that is not fit for eat-
“I have so much respect and
appreciation for our first re- is discard all produce from omit the bleach solution. ing should NOT be preserved
sponders and I had to assume fields where there was risk of • Above ground fruits (such by canning, freezing or dry-
they were putting in crazy hours flooding or standing water. as tomatoes) have some level ing.
under a great deal of stress, so But many people will want to of risk, because they can be A fact sheet is available
bringing food to them was the salvage at least some of their splashed with rain or flood here:
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covered by water that appearing the first responders nourished. sheltered overnight,” Harris rots, potatoes) in the next level. Two weeks after flood-
chest deep. Steiert says it was possible with says.
Steiert says once she arrived all the work her restaurant crew “The rain event of Monday

Banks Offer 0% Loans,

in the morning it took her man- puts it. night/Tuesday morning and be-
ager over an hour to make it into Police Chief Chuck Foulke yond has brought out the best
work despite that she lives in says Zoup! was among numer- in many people,” Foulke said.
Middleton. Steiert called off the ous businesses and community “The Police Department has

Facilitate Donations
rest of her employees realizing members who lived up to “The been the recipient of many pos-
they wouldn’t be able to make Good Neighbor City” motto fol- itive gestures, including indi-
it in. lowing the disaster. viduals, groups and restaurants
Steiert says she was consid- Fire Chief Aaron Harris said donating food to our staff. We
ering closing for the day but the support provided to emer- cannot begin to thank the com- Monona Bank and State Bank of Cross in need of financial assistance in the wake of
then came up with another idea. gency responders from area munity enough for these kind Plains are both offering zero percent interest the flood. Donations can be made in person
She called up the police and fire families and the business com- gestures in these trying times.” Disaster Relief Loans for flood victims in at State Bank, by sending a check made out
department and asked if they munity was overwhelming. “Being able to give back to Dane County. Monona Bank is offering up to to “State Bank of Cross Plains–Disaster Re-
would accept a donation and “The meals helped provide a the community is a perk of being 10,000 and State Bank, $5,000. covery Account.” Credit Card and electronic
if she could bring it out to the sense of normalcy to our emer- a local, small business owner,” Affected parties will need to complete an payment options will be made available soon.
crews. gency responders and comfort Steiert says. “I’m just thankful application in at Monona Bank by Sept. 14. For more information, contact your local
The water had receded to those who were rescued from everyone is safe and that we State Bank has also set up a Disaster Re- bank branch for details.
enough that she could get the floodwaters and brought to were able to help out in a small covery Account to help be distributed to those
around to deliver food to keep the Middleton firehouse to be way.”

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shoreline has held thus far, about ten years ago, when Mid- and Curt, arrived to work. A
despite wind, waves, and a Lake dleton last dealt with floodwa- UW-Madison junior, Taylor is
Mendota water level flush with ters. One person sits or squats studying meteorology. Her im-
the shore. Instead of breaching while holding the bag, and pression of the latest local me-
it, the waves “have been bounc- others dumps sand through two teorological event? “It’s pretty
ing against the bags,” Dalsanto cut-off orange cones. insane.”
said. “I’d like to give a huge Geary also stated, “You really “You can say that again,”
thank you to the football team get a sense of community when chimed in five-year-old Jor-
for piling bags on both ends of people’s homes are in danger.” dan Tognetti, as she shoveled
Middleton Beach Road.” Two employees with The another load with her brother,
Non-road residents also Wisconsin Institute for Discov- Tyler. They were with the Nor-
loaded their vehicles at this lo- ery also arrived to help. “I’m a ton family.
cation. Karyn Baxter, headed hurricane survivor, I feel like At six o’clock, three nine-
with 20 of the 35-pound bags to filling sand bags is a duty,” said year-old Scouts with Glacier’s
friends’ homes on Tiedeman’s Madison resident John Benson. Edge Council Pack 540, their
Pond, also gave her heartfelt In 1992 he’d weathered Hurri- leader Lance Martin, and a
thanks to volunteers. cane Andrew in Miami. couple of parents took over. It
On Park Shores Court, His co-worker, who pre- was their second evening hard
Thursday, throughout the day ferred to “fly under the radar,” at work.
volunteers continued shoveling said she came because there The evening before, four
sand into bags, tying and haul- wasn’t anything she could kids from the neighborhood had
ing sandbags to homes. The physically do to help the Pheas- joined the Scouts from Sauk
crew with the sheriff’s depart- ant Branch Conservancy at this Trail and Elm Lawn elementary Katherine Perreth-Times-Tribune
ment worked alongside other time, “but I can do this!” schools.
Tom Mayer, right, removes furniture from his basement with the help of two friends, while
volunteers. Contributing what you’re ca- One family who has ben-
“A lot of neighbors came to pable of contributing, whether efitted greatly from the vol- another continues building the 300-plus sandbag wall.
help,” said Allen Bankhead, time, energy or ability, seemed unteer sandbagging efforts is
who was very pleased to be to be the pervading theme. Tom and Emily Mayer. Fifty “(All of the bags are) defi- with one woman, Mayer then days are gone.”
useful. “I feel like I’m helping; “I can’t lift, but I can tie!” friends, neighbors, co-workers, nitely required,” said Tom reached in with another woman “Keeping our fingers
I wanted to help.” echoed Diane, from Madison. and “even complete strangers” Mayer. “Our pump has been and grabbed the large turtle, “in crossed,” was a sentiment spo-
He was especially impressed She came in support of a friend came to the aid of the Mayer running once a minute trying to a way I wouldn’t usually,” she ken by multiple sandbagging
with “how nice people have whose duplex required sand- family Tuesday through Thurs- keep the water from the house. said. “The turtle wasn’t behav- homeowners, whether on Lake
been. One got a second shovel bags. In addition, Diane drove day, said Emily Mayer. Con- Seeing the water (level) go ing normal, wasn’t trying to Mendota’s shoreline or ringing
for us.” Others had brought a her car to the Tiedeman’s Pond cerned she would forget all of down has definitely been a big bite. She was very shocked.” Tiedeman’s Pond.
cooler of water bottles and a access path on South Ave. and the helpers, Mayer created a positive.” As Tiedeman’s Pond contin- With between one and three
watermelon that afternoon. dropped bags. Others laid them spreadsheet to keep count. Emily Mayer said her per- ued to rise, by a foot in one 24- inches of rain predicted for
Bankhead said he had been down; their first goal was to “We so appreciate all of spective has changed: “It’s easy hour period, the nerve-wracking Sunday through Tuesday, only
also pleased to meet Mayor protect the transformer. the help,” Mayer exclaimed. to sit and be in awe of the (hard) uncertainty increased: how time will tell if they’ve layered
Gurdip Brar, who had come By 5:30, as Montgomery “We’ve been completely over- situation people are facing, but much is enough? The Mayers enough sandbags to keep the
through that afternoon to check drove away with her tired but whelmed by how quickly peo- now I know how much it means decided to be further pro-active. water at bay.
on the Tiedeman’s Pond level, cheerful crew saying their ple appeared and were willing when people just step up and Friends came to empty the The floodwaters at the Mayer
sandbagged homes and the good-byes to the remaining vol- to do absolutely anything that jump in, asking, ‘What can I Mayer basement into the ga- home were successfully held
sandbagging site. “He gave me unteers, it seemed that sandbag- needed to be done. And it’s not carry?’ In the future, I’m going rage and place another layer of off through late-Sunday after-
a fist bump!” ging camaraderie had bonded fun stuff.” to take a different approach (to sandbags. It was the third day noon’s hail-spewing mini-del-
Bankhead’s sandbagging the people with such varied Although their three vege- the hardships of others).” in a row for some of them, their uge. Elodie Mayer, age six,
partner Steven Geary noted of ages, occupations, and living table gardens by the patio are Indeed, Mayer put that faces visibly worn from exer- demonstrated with one hand
the equipment, “This thing is a situations. submerged, approximately 300 group-effort thought into action tion and concern, but whose while offering finger-crossing
lifesaver!” According to Hop- In the late afternoon, Park bags in three rows now hug the when she took time from pro- good humor remained intact. advice: “Only cross one. Cross-
wood, public works department Shores Courts residents Taylor patio area of the Mayer home. tecting her own home to rescue Initially workers hoisted two of ing two is bad luck.”
employees made the orange Norton and her sister, Megan, As of Sunday afternoon, it had a snapping turtle caught in a the bags at a time, but, quipped
double-bagging contraptions and mother and father Dawn worked. storm drain. Lifting the grate one friend, “Those halcyon

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and get vaccinated. Tetanus vaccines are recommended for people undergo water testing to make sure there aren’t elevated levels of Public Health Madison & Dane County: (608) 242-6515 or the
of all ages, with booster shots recommended every 10 years, Mattes coliform bacteria. In the Town of Middleton alone, there are ap- Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene: (608) 224-6202 or (800)
explained. proximately 2,000 private wells.” 442-4618.
Well testing is important if your well has been submerged by Water test kits were distributed to local communities on Mon- Cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces reached by floodwater is
flood water or if flood water entered the well at any time. You day, and were available at the following locations: State Bank of also important and PHMDC recommends a bleach solution. You
should test your well water before drinking it and once again after Cross Plains, 1205 Main St., Cross Plains; Middleton Town Hall, should always wear gloves, rubber boots and a mask when working
it has been disinfected if the first test detects contamination. 7555 Old Sauk Rd, Verona; Black Earth Village Office,1210 Mills in flooded areas. Mold grows quickly in hot humid weather and you
Mattes said, “Bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants con- St., Black Earth; Mazomanie Village Hall, 133 Crescent St., Ma- can breathe in spores.
tained in floodwaters can enter the top of a well, seep down its zomanie; Montrose Town Hall, 1341 Diane Ave, Belleville; City- If you lost electricity, you should throw out any food in refrig-
casing, or migrate underground via a neighbor’s flooded out well. County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 516B, erators or freezers if they did not stay cold and frozen. Never eat
Such contamination can make the well water unsafe for drinking, Madison; Public Health Madison & Dane County Environmental food that has been exposed to flooding. Garden produce should be
cooking and preparing food. Impacted private wells should be Health Office, 2300 S. Park St., Suite 2022, Madison handled with special care as well (See story on page 3A).
disinfected by a licensed well driller or pump installer, and then Residents with questions about well water testing, can call:

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Some businesses have tem- FundMe page for Klein at: water simply to survive. Hav- Davis did not expect the unan- down pours and flash flooding. to contact a structural engineer.
porarily relocated until their https://www.gofundme. ing someone to tell her story to ticipated costs to impact next Town Administrator David Last week, Gov. Scott
premises can be repaired, in- com/flood-relief-for-penni- helped, I think,” Kern said. year’s budget as unassigned Shaw was at the MARC at Walker announced a State Di-
cluding a daycare center which klein039s-farm. The Red Cross began helping funds were available in this Black Hawk church. “I’m here saster Declaration, so assistance
moved into a church to con- Contributions had exceeded flood victims in Middleton and year’s budget. to answer any questions I can,” for public infrastructure can be
tinue to care for their clients’ the half-way point by Monday western Dane County and con- Davis assessed city dam- he said. issued from the state. Federal
children. afternoon. tinued to widen relief efforts to ages at $5.85 million including He said many residents had assistance through the Federal
Incidents of individuals dev- Social service agencies gath- Madison, Monona and other $3.75 million to public lands, water damage much like sur- Emergency Management Ad-
astated by the deluge include ered Saturday creating a Multi areas as flood waters moved $1.95 million to utilities and rounding areas. “We’re seeing ministration is not a certainty.
Middleton’s former Public Resource Assistance Center through Madison’s lakes. $106,050 to fire services. everything from wet carpet Although the Small Business
Lands Manager Penni Klein. (MARC) at Blackhawk Church Since August 20, the Red Debris removal from Pheas- to eight feet of water,” Shaw Loans to small businesses from
Klein and her partner, Barbara on Mineral Pt. Rd. to aid victim Cross county wide has: ant Branch Creek Conservancy stated. the Small Business Adminis-
Pletzer, have a farm near Cross floods or route them to those • Served 584 meals at shelters is the city’s “most eminent The town currently has tration are not contingent on a
Plains where rain flooded their who can. in partnership with Salvation health and safety concern,” said dumpsters set up behind town FEMA determination.
basement ruining the furnace, The American Red Cross of Army. Davis. Four contracts have been hall for debris. Shaw asked res- To volunteer in high-need
water softener, pictures and Wisconsin was there distribut- • Started 416 cases with im- let to clean up the creek and as- idents to hold tight on collec- efforts, contact Michelle Marx,
clothing stored there. ing cleaning supplies, directing pacted residents from shelters, sess what long term damage has tion of curbside items and said deputy city clerk, at: mmarx@
The force of the flood water victims to meals and shelter and calls, mobile locations, 2-1-1 been done to the conservancy. trucks would be by to pick up Register as
also pushed a shed around, and giving them a shoulder to cry referrals. Those wanting to contribute trash on Sept. 18-20. There is an affiliated volunteer with a
ruined hay cut to feed their on, said Justin Kern, an agency • Distributed 535 clean-up kits. to the restoration of the con- no fee for pick up. voluntary or charitable orga-
horses this winter, Klein said. spokesman. • Opened housing shelters at servancy’s creek corridors and Shaw encouraged residents nization by visiting Wisconsin
Efforts to contact Klein were “Beside the bureaucratic three locations. trails, can send a check with to get a well test kit and make VOAD’s for a list of partners
unsuccessful but she told response, someone is there to The common council last “Flood Relief PBC Work” on sure their water is safe before active in disaster relief or by
WISC-TV on Saturday that the listen to their story. One young week made $600,000 in con- the note line to: drinking, “Everyone has a visiting the United Way of
flood is also disorientating. mom from Middleton, Jasmine, tingency funding available to City of Middleton, 7426 well,” he added. Dane County’s website: www.
“You don’t know what to do drove through the rain storm. respond to the city needs in the Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI. Shaw said the building in-
first or how to do what,” Klein Her car, like many others, quit wake of state’s largest-ever rain 53562, attention Mike Davis. spector could help to assess
said. running and she needed to es- event. The Town of Middleton was some damage but encouraged
A friend has started a Go- cape her car in fast running City Administrator Mike also hard hit by the torrential those with extensive damage

Photos, Clockwise from Top Left: An aerial view of a hill that collapsed near Kromrey
Middle School In Middleton; Zander Place Apartments in Cross Plains were evacuated,
and residents may not be able to return to their homes for a couple weeks; Workers hurry
to repair a sinkhole on Century Ave. near the intersection of Branch St. on Aug. 24; Mid-
dleton firefighters work to rescue people from flooded vehicles after water rapidly rose on
Aug. 20. Photos Submitted.