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Pulaski Teachers of Distinction are announced
By Laura Dahms Partners in Education, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2011 Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction Awards. The Pulaski Community School District recipients are as follows: Kathleen Gerds—Pulaski High, Harley Griesbach— Pulaski High School, Joel Jarock—Pulaski High School, Sarah Kohls—Pulaski Community Middle School, Liz Moehr— Pulaski High School, Kim Noe— Pulaski High School, Sarah Spitzer—Fairview Elementary School. The 2011 Golden Apple Awards Dinner Program will be on April 20, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Mark your calendars. The purpose of the Golden Apple Awards Program is to improve community awareness of the quality of education in the Greater Green Bay Area by recognizing high standards of professionalism, leadership, and innovation in teaching. The process starts in October when business people visit all of the area schools to present a token of appreciation to each of the K-12 educators. In the next phase of the process, community people nominate area educators (individuals or teams of educators). Nominated educators elect to enter the selection process by submitting an application. Seven Golden Apple recipients are selected annually from the Teachers of Distinction group by a multi-level screening of anonymous applications and personal interviews. Selection criteria is based on the National Board of Professional Teaching standards, which has identified essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of experienced, quality teachers. From the Teachers of Distinction, another group of applicants are selected for personal interviews. Through the interview phase, seven recipients (individuals or team educators) are selected to be honored during the televised Golden Apple Awards Program, awarded $2,000, and a lifelong membership in the Golden Apple Academy. Corporate sponsors for the Golden Apple Awards ceremony and program are: Associated Bank, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Humana, Imperial Supplies LLC, Schreiber Foods, Inc., Schneider National Foundation, Shopko, andWLUK FOX 11. Partners in Education touches the lives of thousands of K-12 students in the 10 area school districts each year. Partners in Education programming helps to
develop our future workforce and citizens by bringing work place knowledge to students and educators. Congratulations to all of the Teachers of Distinction in the Pulaski area. Your dedication to students is appreciated. Thank you for teaching with such professionalism, innovation, and commitment.

Deborah Dolata

Local firefighters honored

Sarah Kohls Pulaski Middle

The Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department recently honored four members of the department for their years of dedication and service to the community and department. The members were acknowledged at the annual Christmas event in February.

Jim Mroczkowski was presented a plaque for 20 years of service at the Pulaski TriCounty Fire Department.

Kathleen Gerds Pulaski High

Liz Moehr Pulaski High

Harley Griesbach Pulaski High

Randy Wichlacz, Chief of the Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department, was awarded a plaque for 35 years of service.

Bruce Brzeczkowski was presented with a plaque for 20 years of service to the department.

Kim Noe Pulaski High

Joel Jarock Pulaski High

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Mark Hendzel was given an award for 25 years of service to the Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department. Hendzel is also employed as a police officer for the Village of Pulaski.

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Sarah Spitzer Fairview Elementary School

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event is made up of two components: a culinary competition and a management competition. The culinary team of Sean Hennessy, Michael Kurowski, Noah Vanderloop, and Brianna Vaile will have one hour to prepare a three course meal judged on knife skills, teamwork, sanitation, menu presentation, and taste. The management team of Zach Beaver, Tiana Egnarski, Heather Pautz and Sabrina Teague will present a business proposal for a new restaurant concept. North Shore Bank has sponsored the Pulaski High School culinary team for three years, and in 2010, the Pulaski team won first place at state and placed in the top ten at nationals. “Supporting our community friends and neighbors is very important to us at North Shore Bank,” said Thomson. “We wish all of the participants good luck in the upcoming competition.” the betterment of our community and for a successful season at the 2011 Pulaski Street Market. Local goods keep goods local. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, performer, special guest, or fund-raising, please contact the Pulaski Street Market committee by email (pulaskistreetmarket@gmail.com), web (www.pulaskistreetmarket.weebly.com), or by calling Amanda at 920-6394154.

Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, I am composing this letter on the morning of March 1 shortly before Governor Walker presents his proposed budget bill. I prefer these remarks with the disclosure that politically I’m just left of the Tea Party. I am a fiscal conservative. The financial mess that both the state and nation are in has been coming for a long time. Heck, I’m not sure that Scott Walker isn’t somewhat to blame from his time in the legislator. It has been caused by both political parties, by people whom are unable to grasp what responsibility is, and by people who are all for control and checks and balances as long as it doesn’t include them. Now, we have an individual that is attempting to change the status quo. Governor Walker today will announce a very painful list of expenditure cuts that are aimed at local governments and school districts. And we the elected and appointed officials will have no choice in the matter. What we will do is live with what happens and make it work for our communities. We will make the tough decisions regarding service cuts, individual’s employment status, working conditions, and whatever else we need to do not to run our operations within our resource level. We will not run at a deficit as other bodies do. This will not only affect public employees but the entire population in general. Streets won’t get fixed, class sizes will likely increase, entitlement programs will get cut, everyone will do more with less. It is necessary to do all of this because the people we’ve put in Madison and Washington D.C. cannot and will not do their jobs properly. Scott Walker is just the messenger not the devil, he sees this mess as his to resolve. Like him or not at least he’s taking a stand. Local governments and school boards will get our communities through this along with the help of our staffs and residents. Once we do get the mess cleaned up lets not forget the cause of it. Every taxpayer, conservative or liberal needs to hold their elected officials accountable. If you don’t do that, it is too easy for them to stick their heads in the sand and hope that the problem will go away. Get involved in the process, be diligent, and most of all hang in there, we will all be better off in the long run. Keith Chambers Pulaski Village President

Pulaski High culinary team invites community
North Shore Bank announced today that it will host a practice culinary competition for the Pulaski High School culinary team on March 11, at noon. This public event will be held at North Shore Bank’s Pulaski branch, 165 N. St. Augustine St., and will help prepare the team for the ProStart Invitational, a state competition held at the Midwest Airlines Center in late March. “We are very proud to sponsor the Pulaski High School culinary team,” said Mistine Thomson, assistant vice president and branch manager for North Shore Bank in Pulaski. “We hope that everyone will stop by and cheer on the Pulaski team as they demonstrate their culinary skills.” The ProStart Invitational

2011 | Pulaski Street Market Local goods keep goods local
The Pulaski Street Market is planting seeds and growing roots in our community. With hopes of a crisp and fresh season, a few changes have been made. Changes include: New Season Dates: Every Tuesday from June 14 – August 30 New Hours: Market- 4:007:00pm & Vendor Set Up- 3:004:00pm New Location: The market will be held in St. Augustine Street. For the safety of vendors & market-goers the road will be closed to traffic between Pulaski St. & Front St. New Vendor Rates New Cancellation Notification: In case of inclement weather, a cancellation notification will be emailed to all expected vendors by 2:00pm on the day of the market. The cancellation will also be available on our website. New Website & E-mail: www. pulaskistreetmarket.weebly.com & pulaskistreetmarket@gmail. com This year, the invitation is extended to more local farmers, growers, artisans, and entrepreneurs. The Pulaski Street Market is excited to host a variety of local businesses. Grown and agricultural produce have been the primary interest at markets, however, this is a great opportunity to increase customer base for every local entrepreneur. An assortment of products will draw a variety of consumers. The Pulaski Street Market committee is devoted to making this event a mainstay for local producers, artisans, and entrepreneurs. Local goods keep goods local. For more information, there will be a vendor meeting on Tuesday, April 5 at 7pm. The meeting will be held at Classics Saloon, 137 W. Pulaski Street, Pulaski. Each week there will be live entertainment, featuring musicians, performances, karaoke and more. There will also be special guests and events for the whole family. Watch the website and local publications for updates and a schedule. There will be food & refreshments available at the market. Local non-profit organizations are invited to host a booth as a fundraising opportunity. Join your community for an evening of family fun, healthful harvests, and local goods. Thank you for your continued support in

During the week of February 21, the Presidents of the Pulaski Education Association, Pulaski Education Support Professionals Association, Pulaski Cook/Custodial Association, and the Pulaski Bus Drivers Association coordinated a food drive called “Can the Bill” to support the Pulaski Community Pantry while showing their opposition of Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Bill. Employees of the Pulaski Community School District contributed 562 and counting non-perishable food items during this two-day food drive. The Association Presidents of the Pulaski Community School District appreciated the support of the members and community in protecting collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin.

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“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” ~Henrik Ibsen

Thursday, March 10, 2011
A brunch was held at St. John Lutheran Church in Pulaski on February 20 as the first part of a fund-raiser to assist the Winn family. The second half will be a “FUNraiser” to be held on March 20, again at St. John Lutheran located across from Pulaski Community Middle School. Join in the fun of an old-fashioned card party atmosphere which includes a bake sale, cake walk, silent auction, and the game table of your choice. You can also bring your friends and the game you enjoy playing! The fun begins after the 9 a.m. church service and

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I am writing to inform you that my two and a half year-old son, Aiden, was diagnosed with a brain tumor this past Friday. The tumor was discovered during an MRI being performed to rule out another potential diagnosis. In short, my son has been experiencing episodes of vertigo since October and was cleared of “the scary stuff” by a CT scan a month ago; hence, Friday’s revelation caught the doctors and my wife and I completely off guard.” Colleagues of Ryan Winn received this e-mail the Friday after Thanksgiving and life has been forever changed for the Winn family and everyone who knows little Aiden ever since. “Brain tumor” is not a phrase one of any age wants to hear. When it is a small, active child who appears healthy, it is devastating Please come to the “FUNraiser” at St. John Lutheran Church in to think of the days of surgery, Pulaski to support the family of Aiden Winn, a small child with a pain, and hospital stays that lie ahead for a youngster who will brain tumor. not understand why. The tumor was located very close to the spinal cord, furthering the risk of invasive surgery and residual effects to follow. Numerous trips to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee followed in preparation for the surgery which took place the week following Christmas. Aiden is making gains and will undergo months of therapy. There is a two out of three chance the tumor could begin to grow back. His friends and family consider Aiden to be the exception and pray continually to this end.

Aiden Winn “FUNraiser” to be held that “It is with great sadness

will continue until 3 p.m. There will be lunch available for purchase. Matching funds have been applied for through Thrivant Care in Communities. Ryan and Lindsey Winn and their families would like to thank St John Church and the community who helps in seeing them through these difficult months. The generous outpouring of prayers, love and support are overwhelming. They are the first to tell you of the blessings God has worked in their lives and the unending thanks they are trying their hardest to express.

Old school offers learning opportunity

Firefighters participate in training as Maple Grove school building is burnt to the ground.

Karen Welcing and Michelle Dahlke of Citizens Bank, with Arlen Thayse of NSight Telservices stand together at the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce Lunch-N-Learn.

Chamber hosts Payment Fraud Lunch N Learn
On February 23, Michelle Dahlke from Citizen Bank gave a presentation to 16 Pulaski community members regarding payment fraud. There has been a 75 percent increase from 20032007 in fraud cases at banks. The annual losses amount to 12.2 billion dollars. Advances in digital scanning and imaging have increased this problem as forgeries are becoming harder and harder to detect. There are actually organized crime syndicates. Russia and other countries with loose banking regulations are home to many of these syndicates and cyber thieves or online thieves. One of these frauds is IRS tax frauds where an email is sent to someone that they owe more money on their taxes. Once you enter your information on this email they have the ability to bilk money from your accounts. Never click on links that are sent in an email unless you know it is a trusted site. The IRS never would send you an email that you owe more taxes. Only use very strong and protected passwords and use different passwords for different programs that you use. Keep your passwords in a very safe place that no one else will have access to. When ordering things online with a credit card, only use credit cards with lower balances or use prepaid credit cards. Malware which is malicious software can actually record your keystrokes on your email when typing in your passwords and credit card numbers. Zeus is the number one banking Malware. A helpful website for more information on check and invoice frauds and other things is http://www. fdic.gov/news.

Firefighters from area communities participate in fire training at the Maple Grove Town Hall before it was burnt to the ground.

By Adam Styczynski The Maple Grove town hall was built in 1928. After 83 years, the town hall was demolished. The town had three options— they could either make sure it was taken care of and keep up the building, they could demolish it, or they could sell it. Since they couldn’t find anyone interested in buying the building, they decided to demolish it. How they decided to do that was unique. They decided to have local fire departments burn down the structure so they could get training. “Its something you can’t learn in the classroom,” said Officer Brian Killinger.

The departments that were involved were Cecil Washington, Bonduel, Lessor, Navarino, Little Suamico, and Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department. The departments used it as a chance to RIT train. “We are happy that the fire departments got to get some handson training experience,” said Randy Holewinski. They do not have any plans with the land at this time, but they will keep it for future use. “If the need arises, we have the property,” said Holewinski.

The accountability board was recently adopted by the TriCounty Fire Department. The board helps to keep track of each individual firefighter that attends a fire or accident scene.

Firefighter, Bruce Brzeczkowski, participates in fire training at the Maple Grove Town Hall.

Community Announcements
The monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Pulaski Housing Authority will be held on TUESDAY, MARCH 15 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Pulaski Senior Center 430B S. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. RELAY FOR LIFE OF PULASKI 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 9th. Registration @ 8:15-9:00 and Run/Walk begins @ 10:00. Registration is $15 or $25 and includes T-shirt. Questions: Contact Chris Vandenhouten @ 609-7102 or Catherine Egelhoff @ 366-8519. CLOTHING DONATIONS ACCEPTED – for local distribution through New Life Community Church. New or clean gently used clothes can be brought to the church office at 450 E. Cedar St., Pulaski (next to Subway) or call 822-7117. AMERICAN LEGION MIXTACKI-JOHNSON POST 337 meets the second Monday of the month at the Veterans’ Hall, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. A social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a delicious lunch after. All veterans and active service members are encouraged to visit us to find out what we are about. If eligible, we need you to join. Hall rentals – 822-6996. Membership information -822-2337/822-3017. Commander LeRoy Holl: 826-5324. PULASKI AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE web site is: pulaskichamber.org WELCOME HOSTESS: The Welcome Hostess for Pulaski is Tiffany Rondou. If you know of any newcomers to the area, please contact Tiffany at 920-822-2119. AMVETS POST 160 OF ANGELICA/PULASKI meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building in Pulaski. We welcome all veterans from all E. R. A.’s. Delicious lunch served after each meeting. For more information: 822-5933. POLISH LEGION OF AMERICAN VETERANS AUXILIARY KRAKOW POST 178 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. New members are always welcome. Call 865-7617 for information. PULASKI LIONS CLUB meets every first and third Monday of the month at the Legion Hall located at 135 N. St. Augustine St., Pulaski. There is a 6 p.m. social and a 7 p.m. meal followed by the meeting. New members are always welcome. Call 619-7762 for more information. THE PULASKI COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY, INC. is in need of dry goods, canned fruit, cereal, pasta and pasta sauce. The pantry is open every first and third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. If you can help the pantry with these items, or any other food items, please call 822-6050. The pantry appreciates your willingness to help feed the hungry. PULASKI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM at 129 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski will be open by appointment during the winter months by calling Marian at 822-5856 or Pat at 8657875. JR. AUXILIARY UNIT 337 meets every first Monday of the month from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall; 135 N. St. Augustine St. Girls ages birth to 18 years are welcome to join whose family members have served in the military forces. For membership information: call Dorothy at 822-5485 or Joan at 855-6486. PUBLIC MEETING – REGARDING BIO MASS WASTE FACILITY – GREEN BAY. Thursday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm at Ashwaubenon High School Auditorium

NORTHERN GARDENERS MEETING ON March 16, 2011 - 6:30pm at Gillett Library Meeting Room. Speaker Dave & Mary Vander Velden of Whispering Pines Tree Farm. Hear firsthand what it takes to have one of their ten foot trees chosen to grace the Governors conference room in Madison, Wisconsin and compete for a spot at the White House next year. For more information: contact Joan Korzeniewski 920-899-3687 or Mary Price 920-855-2712. Everyone is welcome to attend. PULASKI COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICAL “THE WIZARD OF OZ” tickets will go on sale starting Monday, March 14. Call 920-822-6500 for tickets.

HOMESTEAD CREDIT AND TAX PREPARATION offered to elderly, low income and home bound at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays March 17, and April 7 & 14, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for appointment. SPEAKER from Nicolet Memorial Gardens discussing funeral planning on Tuesday, March 15 at 2:15 p.m. immediately following bingo. PLAY, “THE TRUTH ABOUT CINDERELLA” on Sunday, March 20 at the Abrams Theater. Leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 1:00, play starts at 2:00. Dutch-treat supper after the show. Cost of ticket and transportation is $13.00. Call 822-8100 by March 11 to reserve your seat. MOVIE MONDAY on March 21 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “Sister Act” with Whoopee Goldberg. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, March 22 & April 12 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 Wii BOWLING TOURNAMENT on Thursday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Come cheer on your local team. ST. PATRICK DAY PARTY and Skylite Players on Thursday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for lunch res-


ervations. BLOOD PRESURE CHECKS AND NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTS INFO by Bellin College of Nursing students on Wednesday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. SING-ALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. “HAY FEVER” a play at St. Norbert College, on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. Leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. Dutch treat supper after play. Call 822-8100 for reservations and for more information. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, April 13 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. April’s book is Room by Emma Donoghue. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 8228100 for more information. All ages welcome. EASTER TEA / CARD PARTY at Pulaski Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 15. Call 822-8100 to make reservations and for more information. WHEEL OF FORTUNE on Wednesday, April 20 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM BY Bellin College of Nursing students on Wednesday, April 27 at 9:30 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Is there any nutritional value to the supplements you take? Come and find out. FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING by Dermatology Associates on Thursday, April 28 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Private sessions to assess questionable skin marks. Appointments required. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, Green Bay office, will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information.

RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays at 9:00 a.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR February 25 – March 10. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation of $3.50 per day. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, March 11--- Tuna noodle casserole Monday, March 14— Tater tot casserole Tuesday, March 15— Meatballs in gravy

Wednesday, March 16 --Baked spaghetti casserole Thursday, March 17 --Roasted pork loin Friday, March 18— Vegetarian chili Monday, March 21 — Turkey breast Tuesday, March 22 --- Baked ham Wednesday, March 23— Baked chicken Thursday, March 24--Meatloaf Friday, March 25 --- Baked fish

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The second grade Cub Scouts receive their Wolf Badge awards.

Annual Blue and Gold Banquet held
By Christopher Bania On February 14, the local Cub Scout Pack had its annual Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet in the cafeteria of Glenbrook Elementary in Pulaski. Many activities were held, including a dinner, many various performances, and especially an abundance of awards. This was a celebration for the birthday of Cub Scouts. Many
Scouts received badges of rank, which are earned for completing achievements throughout the program year. The Cub Scouts are mainly run by adult volunteers and parents who guide each Scout in their journey to learn many life values while participating in various activities. The oldest possible Cub Scout ranks graduated with the opportunity to continue on into Boy Scouts, which are run more by the Scouts themselves. These fifth grade Scouts (Webelos) received the Arrow of Light Award, which is the highest award of advancement in Cub Scouts. Many adult volunteers were also given various awards for their dedication in years and accomplishments. Jean Skovera, Chair of the Pack Committee, received her 40-Year Veteran certificate from the Boy Scouts of America. Tom Chartrand, senior at Pulaski High School, was at the event. He was once a Cub Scout and is currently a Boy Scout. “Being involved in Cub Scouts makes you a smarter and more responsible person at a young age,” said Chartrand. “I think it’s good for all youth to be involved in it.”

Webelos Scout Evan Olsen completes the opening ceremony of Pack 4031’s Blue and Gold Celebration.

School Updates
Forensics competes
On February 15, the forensics team competed at conference and did an outstanding job. Congratulations go out to the following people for winning a medal: Hannah Kestly and Paige Lightner, who took second place in Group Interpretation and Robyn Gehri took second place in Prose. Kim Adams took first place in four minute speaking. Sharon Wei took first place in Prose. Ali Carmichael took first place in Farrago. On February 19, the forensics team had a meet in Kaukauna. Hannah Kestly and Paige Lightner brought home a second place trophy in group interpretation. Great job everyone! You made your school and coaches very proud.
Kathleen Gerds was serenaded by the Baylander Barber Shop Chorus on Valentine’s Day. The Baylander Barber Shop Chorus members are Michael Blair, Lee Fredrickson, Jack Handrick, and John Deprey. This was a gift from her husband Warren.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Thursday, March 10, 2011
List for the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities campus 2010 Fall Semester.

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Pulaski graduates make College Dean’s List
Sixth grade students compete in a tug-of-war competition during the annual Winter Olympics at PCMS on November 16.

Angie Zimmerman’s 1st grade class also celebrated the 100th day with guest readers Allison Blackford and Megan Coenen.

Pulaski Community School District’s Student Services Department hosted Valentine’s Day dance at Glenbrook Elementary School for students from all Pulaski schools, as well as some from Seymour and Howard/Suamico. The event occurred on February 16 from 12 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The Pulaski Student Services Valentine’s Day Dance had a DJ, refreshments, and door prizes.

Northern Michigan University Abbi E. Whalen of Pulaski finished the fall semester at Northern Michigan University with a grade point average of 3.25 to 3.99. Marquette Announces 2010 Dean’s List Jennifer Oxley of Pulaski, Wisconsin has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Oxley is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Minnesota State University—Mankato Dean’s List announced The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean’s lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University. Thomas Breitenfeldt of Pulaski, Wisconsin has achieved a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2010 semester. Among the more than 14,500 sMinnesota State College-Southeast Technical announces President’s List Minnesota State CollegeSoutheast Technical in Winona, Minnesota is pleased to announce the President’s List for Fall Semester 2010. From Pulaski, Wisconsin, Douglas Stephen Irwin has achieved a place on the President’s List. University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh announces Honor Roll and Dean’s List University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have announced that former Pulaski students Amanda Hylok and Bethany Robaidek have made the Honor Roll and Jamie Adamski has made the Dean’s List in the fall semester of the 2010-2011 school year. ersity of Wisconsin—Stout announces Graduation List UW-Stout is proud to announce that Katrina Pierson, from Pulaski, Wisconsin, has graduated with an M.S. Vocational Rehabilitation degree. University of Wisconsin—Stout announces Chancellor’s List The following students received the Chancellor’s Award for the fall 2010 semester. From Pulaski, Wisconsin: Gina Breitenfeldt, Nicole Burkel, Chelsea Culver, Calvin Keyes, and Gao Xiong. The award is presented to students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above. University of Minnesota—Twin Cities announces Dean’s List From Pulaski, Wisconsin, Kayla J. Kelsey and Michelle M. Pierson have made the Dean’s

On February 7, Kevin Simoens and Gavin Denzer helped kindergarten students at Fairview Elementary celebrate the 100th day by being guest readers.

The next Pulaski News publication will be March 24th

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Workers for the Red Raider Restaurant, a project funded by a grant given to Sarah Morgan, a PCMS Special Education Teacher, prepare before making a great meal.

The Red Raider Restaurant proudly made its first meal for the year. The meal included drinks, pizza, and salads.

Mr. PHS Regular Schoo Board Meeting promises to be a Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Pulaski High School Library 6 P.M. Official Minutes spectacular Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education CALL TO ORDER show Board Treasurer McKeefry called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. in the
Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, and Donsia Strong Hill Board members absent: Mark Wernicke Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Kercheval, Mary King, Darlene Godfrey, Pat Fullerton, Lisa Misco, Dan Slowey, Marc Klawiter, Mary Connolly, Pam Engel, John Matczak, Amy Uelmen, Chris Dahlke, and Erik Olson Guests attending: Donna Severson, Jackie Baumann, Beth Babik, Pete Liss, Tom & Tracy Sundstrom, Deb Schneider, Stacy Van Lanen, Joel Schausle, and Donna Karcz CITIZENS’ FORUM None DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS BOARD REPORT- Barb McKeefry suggested a Board Development meeting on Feb 23 at 6:00pm to discuss/share what they learned at WASB, new board orientation, Direction and prioritizations, and an Administrative evaluation. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – process for the selection of the new board member was discussed. The candidates names will be listed on a ballot, the board will vote for one, if there is no majority there will be a second ballot and the candidate with the fewest votes will be dropped off. If still no majority is reached on the 2nd ballot then they will continue voting and discussing until a majority is reached. Governor Walker’s State of the State address was also discussed 3.PAY BILLS Townsend moved, Strong Hill seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES Rasmussen moved, Strong Hill seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on January 26, 2011 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT – RESIGNATIONS Name Reason Position Location Pat Hermans Retirement Science Teacher PCMS Phil Morgan Retirement Physical Education Teacher PHS Diane Sabo Retirement English Teacher PHS (Retirements are effective at the end of 2010-2011 school year) Townsend moved, Denzer seconded, to accept the resignations as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAY – Dr. Lightner talked about training our staff and what will be available on February 17th for Professional Learning Day. The Board is invited to attend any and all sessions. 2011-12 AND 2012-13 SCHOOL CALENDARS Strong Hill moved to survey the parents and constituents about a spring break. No second, motion died Townsend moved to approve the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school calendars as presented. No second, motion died Discussion on calendars Townsend moved Rasmussen seconded to approve the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school calendars as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Board would like a study/survey done to parents and constituents in preparation of the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 calendars. NEOLA POLICIES 2413 – 2700.01 – Neola polices were reviewed and discussed CLOSED SESSION Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(a)(c)&(e) to discuss PEA negotiations & leave of absence request. OPEN SESSION Strong Hill moved, Townsend seconded, to reconvene into open session. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. McKeefry moved, Denzer seconded, to deny the leave of absence request as presented 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT McKeefry moved, Rasmussen seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:26 P.M. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.

Two cooks make pizzas as they proudly wear their Red Raider Restaurant aprons that were designed and ordered from local business Dynamic Designs.

By Brett Janssen The Mr. PHS competition will be held on March 22, in the Ripley Performing Arts Center. The competition will feature a variety of junior and senior young men who have promised an entertaining performance. The performance starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $5 before the show, and they can be purchased in advance during all three school lunches, starting two weeks prior to the event. Tickets will also be available at the door for $6. This year’s contestants are Jack FitzGerald, Luca Brilli, Nelson DeCleene, Dylan Hunkins, Luke Button, and Gavin Denzer. Our MC’s for the evening will be Kevin Dunford, Elana Urfer, and Katie Enderby. Special entertainment will be provided throughout the show by a number of talented PHS students. The Dance Team will be performing, as well as an exciting debut of PHS’s own Laire Club. Come enjoy the fun-filled competition, and see who will me crowned the next Mr. PHS!

The WICPA encourages lasting innovations that can be shared with other teachers. In addition, it supports career aware-

ness and also provides accounting scholarships and grants to individuals and organizations that aim to further their education in accounting.

Sunnyside Grade School students compete

The winning “Battle of the Books” team poses proudly after the Sunnyside Elementary School competition.

Pulaski High School teacher awarded grant

This year, all fourth and fifth grade students were offered the opportunity to take on a fun reading challenge. All students were invited to participate in the state competition called Battle of the Books. Sixty-one students in fourth and fifth grade worked in teams to read 20 required books and then answer challenging questions, gaining points for knowing the correct title and correct author of

these books. All teams took part in four mini-battles. The team with the highest cumulative point total from those battles became the school representative team. The winning team members were Tessa Slaby, Brooke Steeno, and Jaclyn Willems. On February 24, they completed the state-wide “online” battle. Congratulations to all participants for giving this program a try!

Bob Coenen

Bob Coenen, an accounting teacher at Pulaski High School, has been awarded a 2011 Accounting Careers Awareness Grant in the amount of $1,000 from the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation, Inc. Accounting teachers who participated in the fall 2010 WICPA High School Educators Symposium were offered the opportunity to write proposals about why they should receive funding. Coenen was one of 25 teachers to receive a grant. Coenen plans on using the grant money to hold an accounting awareness event based off of the game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” and for supplies for a financial literacy event called Reality Day. “The grant allows schools to partner with CPAs to give students the opportunity to see what it is like to be a CPA,” said Robert Gruber, president of the Educational Foundation.

Worm wins attitude of the month

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comfort of a team and just sports in general.” With receiving this award, Worm said, “I am shocked,

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honored, and happy to receive such an honor. Thank you Mr. Blackford!”

Marley Worm

By Laura Szela Marley Worm was named student of the month for February. Worm was given this award for her wonderful attitude. The proud parents of Worm are Terry and Jennifer Worm. The major accomplishments Worm has had are being a member of NHS, a member of the cross country team, and a member of the varsity softball team. Worm’s hobbies outside of school are snow skiing, water skiing, and tubing. In the future, Worm plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, majoring in elementary education. When asked if she would change any aspect of her high school career, Worm replied, “I wish I would have tried more sports because I enjoy the

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Ten Lessons the Arts Teach
By Elliot Eisner The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor number exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job. The arts enable us to have experiences we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important. SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications.

This artwork was done by fifth graders at Sunnyside inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Students learned about line, shape, space, texture, and color.

Brittany Sergott is getting her rice paper ready for on top of her inked bull carp so that she can pull a Gyotaku print.

A great co-curricular activity at the middle school is Art Club. Students are working hard and having fun while working with paper mache.

This artistic fish was made by Mitch Martin.

Promote Relay for Life in April
Americans who have never had cancer and 11 million who have are celebrating a birthday this year, thanks to the American Cancer Society’s focus on saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays! Do you want to be at the “party?” Join us for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Pulaski on April 9, at Pulaski High School with doors opening at 8 a.m. This year’s theme, “Our Reason to Relay,” truly will make this event a great experience. Participate as a team member, volunteer, or just stop in and catch any of the fantastic events going on: ceremonies that will celebrate, remember, and fight back. Locks of Love or Beautiful Lengths (need a haircut & style for a good cause?); Survivor’s Lap & other activities; 5K Walk/Run; Frozen T-Shirt Contest; Cake Walk (what is a birthday party without a cake?); Scavenger Hunt; Hula-Hoop Contest; Balloon Art; Luminaries; a DJ; children’s corner; food; and more will all be occurring on the ninth. We hope the Pulaski area will once again participate and support this event and know the meaning of “Our Reason to Relay!”

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Observe Youth Art Month
March is National Youth Art Month, an annual observance that emphasizes the value of art and art education for all with support of quality school art programs. To celebrate Youth Art Month, Pulaski’s K-12 art program will again have work on display at multiple local businesses. Artwork is submitted from district art teachers: Aaron Sperduto and Ashley Demo of Pulaski High School; Holly Nieuwenhuis and Sara Hoffmann of Pulaski Middle School; Jessica Rosenberg of Sunnyside; Karl Kralapp of Glenbrook; and Russ Finnessy-Cook of Fairview/ Hillcrest/ Lannoye. Art from the elementary, middle, and high school levels will be on display from March 2 to April 6. This year’s businesses hosting art work include the Pulaski Public Library, Carrot Tree, and Smurawa’s Bakery. Support our students and local businesses and come out to see our displays. Participation in the arts is a key constituent of a well rounded education; it builds creativity and gives students the tools to solve 21st century problems. Fourth grade students Grant Walsh and Justin Jadin said that, “You get to be creative in art. Art is important because you learn about important people and cultures.” “Art is important because you learn about different cultures, and you learn how to be creative,” said Samantha Barlament, Malorie Schultz, Collin Bougie, and Ben Bouchard. “Art helps us to learn about color, design, and all kinds of people,” Hunter Schrank and Katie Christiansen said. Beau Delabreux, Kori Vickory, Chasten Fatla, and Jacob Neitzel believe that “Art is important because it is creative and fun. You learn how to be creative.” Emma Niec, Alec Jonet, Jed Cumber, and Hana Kitchenmaster all agreed that “without art, you wouldn’t know how to design a house, and you wouldn’t know how to paint that house either!” “Art lets you be creative and it allows you to use your imagination. In art class you learn about new types of art,” said Liam Fahey, Kendra, Kolin Farrar, and Emily Bukowiec. Kindergarteners at Sunnyside Elementary School were asked why they thought learning about art is important. Brady Wotruba said, “In art class you get better at drawing.” Aidan McDougal said, “In art, you learn about the good painters like Grant Wood and Kandinsky.”
Krista ls cre Neerdaea awesom ted this drawing e pastel .

Middle school Art Teacher Sara Hoffman is having fun working with students in the Art Club.

This necklace was made by Marisa Paque during an Art Summer School Course.

Sarah Olejniczak did a close up of an owl using chalk pastels.

Pulaski Community School District art teachers are standing in front of the Youth Art Month art show on display at the Pulaski Library. Standing are Russ Finnessy-Cook, Jessica Rosenberg, Ashley Demo, Holly Nieuwenhuis, and Aaron Sperduto. Not pictured are Sara Hoffmann and Karl Kralapp.

Picassos, Rembrandts and O’Keeffes Among Us We have many talented young people in the community (of course!) and a number of the Pulaski School art teachers have displayed their students’ projects at our library. Stop by any time during the month of March to see the beautiful array of artwork. Adult Computer Class We still have an opening for this month’s class on Tuesday evening, March 15 from 5:306:30p.m. You can learn a variety of things, including how to open an email account, how to search the Internet, how to type up a document using Microsoft Word, and more. If interested, please stop in or call us at 822-3220 to register. Learn To Knit With Tricia Join the “knitting club” on Monday, March 28 at 6:30p.m. for an open knitting class – bring a project of your own or choose one of Tricia’s. Beginners welcome! Pulaski Page Turners Book Club...Will resume on Monday, April 4 at 6:30p.m. with To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Pulaski Library Events

The Little Gym – Can’t Sit Still - Join special guest Amy on Thursday, March 10 at 10:30a.m. as she gets the children moving and grooving to the beat of the music! Geared for 2 & 3 year olds. Friday PEEP Club Celebrate National Nutrition Month on Friday, March 11 from 10-11a.m. We’ll talk about foods that are delicious as well as good for you, and then we’ll sample some. Craft and checkout will follow. Remember, everyone is welcome, not just PEEPers. A World of Music The Yellow House Road performers will have you tapping your toes to the rhythm of their songs from around the globe. The party starts at 6:30p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. All ages welcome. The Little Gym – Can’t Sit Still Join special guest Mandy on Wednesday, March 23 at 11:00a.m. as she gets the children moving and grooving to the beat of the music! Geared for 3-5 year olds.

The Carrot Tree displays some Pulaski students artwork.

Pulaski Library displays the student artwork for Youth Art Month.

The next Pulaski News will be published March 24, 2011

Zac is brushing a bull carp with Sumi ink in preparation for Gyotaku, which is Japanese Fish Printing.

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After several weeks and much patience, the kindergarten class at Fairview Elementary completed their igloo. Thanks to their families and the staff members at Fairview, the class collected 410 gallon and halfgallon jugs which were used to complete the igloo. It will be used as a reading station throughout the rest of the year. Kindergarten students in Lisa Berzowski’s class at Fairview received a visit from Dr. Paul Petroll. He spoke to the students about the importance of taking care of their teeth. The students would like to thank Dr. Petroll for taking time out of his busy day at Complete Family Dentistry in Pulaski to talk with them about staying healthy.

PHS Sting Cancer members present a “212” degree t-shirt to speaker Nick Nesvacil to thank him for his message.

PHS students learn what it means to survive

By Cassie Zahn On February 16, Pulaski High School students and faculty had the privilege of listening to guest speaker Nick Nesvacil. He is a teacher at Green Bay Preble High School and the founder of Sting Cancer, an organization dedicated to reducing the effects of cancer and raising cancer awareness. The audience first heard Nesvacil speak about his personal story of survival, where he courageously battled a cancerous brain

tumor during his sophomore year of college. Nick had a poor prognosis because of the location and severity of the tumor, and he had also suffered a stroke and meningital infection during his first surgery that doctors said would kill him if the cancer didn’t. Despite this incredible amount of adversity, Nick and his family searched for and found a different neurosurgeon that specialized in his type of cancer. After a long and difficult procedure, the surgeon successfully removed the tumor. Nick then went through an extensive rehabilitation period that required multiple different types of therapies including chemo and radiation. It was a long and difficult road, but today Nick is cancer free and is spreading his message of survivorship. Through his experience, Nesvacil learned what it means to be a survivor and he has applied that concept to his everyday life. He shared his advice on living a fuller life to the audience and

stressed multiple different points such as appreciating the little things, doing your best, and building strong relationships. Nesvacil explained that it was because of his strong relationship with his friends and family that helped him to conquer his cancer. He also talked about how he didn’t mind getting older like most people his age because he realizes that he had the privilege of experiencing another year of life. Like his young daughter, he is happy to tell anyone how old he is. Students and staff were very appreciative of the message that he brought to Pulaski High School. After starting Sting cancer with just 20 Preble High students 6 years ago, the organization has grown to over 200 members and has spread to more than 8 other schools and their surrounding communities, including Pulaski. The students and staff of Pulaski High School thank Nick Nesvacil for his uplifting message and congratulate him on the success of Sting Cancer as well as the bravery and strength he has shown throughout his fight with cancer and its subsequent journey.

Kindergarten students Mason Baker and Joe Sampo stand proudly with their optimist awards and Hillcrest Principal Jennifer Gracyalny.

Hillcrest announces Optimist Winners

Hillcrest is pleased to announce the March optimist winners, Mason Baker and Joe Sampo, both Kindergarteners at Hillcrest. “Mason is a wonderful kindergartner! He comes to school each day with a happy, friendly attitude always doing his best and showing great enthusiasm for all our activities. Mason is very eager to learn and always tries to do the right thing. He has such a kind heart and he’s willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. We are proud of you Mason, and I am overjoyed to be your teacher,” said Nancy Salmon, a Kindergarten teacher at Hillcrest. “Joe enters our classroom each day with an excitement about learning. He is always excited to meet our new letter friends and can’t wait to see what activities/ lessons are planned for table time and the week ahead. Joe loves finding our ‘Hickety Pickety’ words of the week in books, songs, literacy charts, and our poems,” said Betty Kestly, also a Kindergarten teacher at Hillcrest. Congratulations to these boys on their positive attitude in school.

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Regular School Board Meeting
February 16, 2010 - Pulaski High School Library, 6 p.m. Official Minutes Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education CALL TO ORDER Vice President Wernicke called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Mark Wernicke, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen and Student School Board Representative Michael Schreder Board members absent: Donsia Strong Hill Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Kercheval, Mary King, Darlene Godfrey, Pat Fullerton, Lisa Misco, Dan Slowey, John Matczak, Marc Klawiter, Mary Connolly, Pam Engel, Jerad Marsh, Chris Dahlke, Amy Uelmen and Erik Olson Guests attending: Amy Angeli, Troy Hassman, Tom & Tracy Sundstrom, Carol Witthuhn, Donna Watermolen, Lisa Andreini, Stacy Van Lanen, Marcee Gohr, Teresa Wargo, Beth Babik, Sheila Price, Arlene Zuleger, Terrie Remanek, Kris Reed, Kathy Fischer, Pete Liss, Laura Fenendael and Deb Schneider. CITIZENS’ FORUM Deb Schneider shared that the new mural in up on the bus garage and April 1st PACE is sponsoring an Adult Health Fair. DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE’S REPORT – Michael Schreder gave a report on what is happening at the high school. Agenda #10 was moved up and discussed here BOARD REPORT- Let Trudy Wied know if you want to attend any of the upcoming conferences. There will be a special board meeting on February 23rd . This will be a board workshop to work on board orientation. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT - none 4.PAY BILLS Townsend moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. MINUTES Denzer moved, Rasmussen seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on December 1, 2010 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 6. PERSONNEL REPORT – I. RESIGNATIONS Name Reason Position Location Charles Jajtner Retirement Physical Education/Health Teacher PCMS (Retirements are effective at the end of the 2010-2011 school year) Denzer moved, Townsend seconded, to accept the resignations as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. JANUARY BUDGET REPORT – Pam Kercheval gave an update on the budget. BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS AND SELECTION Three people were interviewed: Stacy Van Lanen, Michael Marin, and Robert Skalitzky After interviews, votes were taken by paper ballot Ballot # 1 totals Stacy Van Lanen 2 Michael Marin 1 Robert Skalitzky 2 Person with the lowest votes was taken off and the 2nd ballot was passed out. Ballot # 2 totals Stacy Van Lanen 2 Robert Skalitzky 3 Robert Skalitzky was appointed to fill the vacant Zone 5 school board position which runs through the April regular election in 2012. 2011-2012 BUDGET CALENDAR – Pam Kercheval presented a calendar with the process of how we will be putting together the budget over the next few months. STATE OF WI BUDGET ADJUSTMENT BILL – Mark Wernicke and Mel Lightner gave an update on what is happening with the Budget Adjustment Bill. CLOSED SESSION Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(a)(c)&(e) to discuss consideration of preliminary notice of non renewal of probationary teacher. OPEN SESSION Rasmussen moved, Denzer seconded, to reconvene into open session. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT McKeefry moved, Rasmussen seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 8:53 P.M. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.

Melanie Aldrich

Aldrich recognized for academic achievements
By Laura Szela Melanie Aldrich was named academic student of the month for the month of January. Aldrich’s proud parents are James and Peri Aldrich. Some of Aldrich’s major accomplishments are scoring a 33 on her ACT and receiving honors/high honors every year. Aldrich’s hobbies outside of school are gaming, going on the computer, reading, and doodling. The future plans of Aldrich are going to NWTC for computers and planning to do IT/ Software development/Computer Design, etc. When reflecting on her high school career, Aldrich said, “I wish I had taken more tech classes becausem, by the time I decided what I wanted to do after school (summer between sophomore and junior year), I didn’t have a lot of time left.” “I feel very honored to receive this award,” said Aldrich when reflecting on her academic success.


“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” ~Vince Lombardi

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Raider Wrestlers end season at Sectionals
By Shane Reinhard On February 19, 11 of 14 Pulaski Raider Wrestlers competed in the WIAA Sectional tournament at Ashwaubenon High School. Unfortunately only five of the 11 qualifiers made it past the first round. With great support from the fans and teammates, Pulaski had three third place finishes and two fourth places as well. Head coach Terry Manning said, “It was a tough day for us. The competition was intense. We know we have wrestlers who are worthy of the trip to Madison. There will be plenty of wrestlers competing at the Kohl Center whom we’ve beaten. We’re in a tough sectional. It is what it is. We knew it would be tough going into the tournament, and we would have to be ready to wrestle our best on this day. We’re proud of our wrestlers’ efforts. They gave all they had, but, unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough to get anyone to Madison.” Pulaski wrestlers and coaching staff would like to say thank you for all the support throughout the season from the community. Senior Derek Anderson said, “We go to wrestling camps through the summer and meet many individuals from all over the country. When you ask them about their towns and where they are from, most say wrestling is just another sport to them. It feels awesome as a Pulaski wrestler to be able to share how supportive everyone in our community is towards the team and the tradition that the previous alumni have set for future wrestlers.”

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Spartans. Coming into the game, Luxemburg was ranked number 1 in division two. The Red Raiders used tough defense, along with clutch shooting from

the field and free-throw line, to hand the Spartans their first loss of the year 45-38. The win improves Pulaski’s record to 18-2 for the season.

Brooke Lauritzen leads the charge during the Pulaski Red Raiders defeat of Luxembourg-Casco.

Calling all golfers
By Rachel Everard Time is drawing near for the Fifth Annual Pulaski Red Raider Sports Booster Club Golf Outing at Thornberry Creek at Oneida. It will take place on July 8, and includes 18 holes of golf (4 man scramble), cart, lunch, dinner, gift from the Sports Booster Club, silent auction, prizes, raffles, $500 gift card from Sound Check and 50/50 raffle. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by free range balls
and a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. There will be prizes and games on the course for longest drive, shortest drive, longest putt, closest to the hole and more. The entry fee for golfers is $100. To become a hole sponsor, donate $100 and get your name displayed on a hole. When you donate $250 or more, you will be given a free ad in our programs and your name displayed at sporting events on a banner. Come out for a fun-filled afternoon with lots of prizes!

Raiders lose to Red Birds
By Brett Janssen February 18, The Pulaski boys basketball team (16-4) took on the state ranked DePere Red Birds at home. The Raiders stuck with the Red Birds throughout the entire game, but lost it in the end by a score of 37-32. Cody Wichmann was the leading scorer for the Raiders dropping in 15 points on 7 for 12
shooting. Jake Kolinski played tough against the much bigger post players from DePere which kept Pulaski in the game. Although Pulaski did not defeat conference rival DePere, the Raiders solidified a fourth seed in tournament play. Pulaski will face off against Sheboygan South at home in the first round of the playoffs.

Raiders defeat Spartans
On February 22, the Girl’s Varsity Basketball team battled undefeated Luxemburg-Casco

Renting vs. Owning: Building Equity & Tax Advantages
made the home buying process simple and easy to manage for potential homebuyers, especially first-time buyers. One of the key steps in determining whether you should become a homeowner versus a home renter, is understanding how the amount you dedicate each month to paying for shelter could better serve you through the building of equity. For example, let’s look at a renter with a monthly rent payment of $600. Over five years, that person will have spent $36,000 on rent. In 10 years, that number rises to $72,000. That’s a large amount paid with no equity in return. Now, if this same amount were applied to paying a mortgage, a portion of each month’s payment would go toward paying down the principle (the price at which you purchased the home less a down payment), which would allow you to build ownership in the property. In addition, the interest that you pay each month, as well as any property taxes, may be deductible on your federal income taxes – a tax advantage not available to renters. On the flip side, probably the most important advantage of renting is the flexibility it offers in terms of moving. The mortgage industry understands this concern and has created numerLori Stephan

“All lasting business is built on friendship.” ~Alfred A. Montapert

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By: Lori Stephan, Country Pride Realty, Inc. Homeowners who have already secured their dream home know what a great investment they’ve made. However, millions of renters continue to have misconceptions about the home buying process, often delaying a home purchase by saying “it’s too complicated” or “interest rates are too high.” What renters don’t realize is that in the long term they can’t afford not to buy a home. For many Americans, owning a home is the cornerstone of their financial wealth. Building equity in a home, combined with tax advantages offered by both federal and state governments, has driven home ownership to record levels. Buying a home is not as complicated as it may seem. As with any large investment, it’s important to thoroughly understand the purchasing process and the obligations associated with taking out a mortgage. Over the years, reputable mortgage institutions, have

ous financing products that allow a homeowner to better manage his or her cash flow as it relates to anticipated changes, such as moving to a larger home, relocation, or other financial pressures. A mortgage professional can help you understand the types of financing options that would best suit your individual circumstances. Historically speaking, interest rates remain at their lowest levels in years. If you’ve ever thought about owning a piece of the American Dream, contact a mortgage professional to learn more about mortgages and to better understand the advantages of owning versus renting or feel free to contact me for a list of lenders or with questions/concerns at 822-4663.

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Al Laine enjoys a hand massage at Dynamic Designs Ladies Night in February.

Dynamic Designs says “Safety First” Open house scheduled for March 12th
Submitted by Tammy Brzeczkowski For the sixteenth year, Dynamic Designs will host an open house, on March 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “Safety First,” featuring safety apparel and promotional items of all kinds. The first 50 people will receive a free gift complimentary of Dynamic Designs. The event is open to the public. Attendees will be able to tour the facility, and see demonstrations of the embroidery and screen print operations. “It’s going to be a fun event, like always,” commented Tammy Brzeczkowski, co-owner of the company. People will have the opportunity to see how a shirt is actually decorated. It is very educational as well.” Besides tours and demos at the facility, Dynamic Designs is offering free laminating (up to three feet per person), free food and refreshments and chances to win prizes. In addition, if you have a business and call ahead to register (before March 5) you will receive a free personalized gift for your business when you stop in on March 12. As an added treat, “Safety Sam” will be making a special appearance, something you don’t want to miss. Customers will have an opportunity to shop the retail store, which is filled with Red Raider and Pulaski apparel, gifts and souvenirs.

Julie from Salon 2140 in Shawano helps with Ladies Night at Dynamic Designs.

Submitted by Tammy Brzeczkowki On February 7, Dynamic Designs hosted Ladies Night. Attendees were pampered with hand massages, chocolates and refreshments. “It was a wonderful evening for the ladies and the men that attended,” said Annette Penn of Dynamic Designs. Prize winners from the event were Phylis Murdzek, Janice Ward, Allison Laine, Janis Holdridge, Susan Pom-

prowitz, Dorothy Mrozynski and Megan Schwoerer. Dynamic Designs Unlimited is a family owned business, specializing in embroidery, screen printing and promotional products. The showroom and gift shop is located at 220A S. St. Augustine in Pulaski. Hours of operation: Monday 9 to 7, Tuesday - Friday, 9 to 5, and Saturday 9 to 1. For questions or more information, call (920) 822-4450 or visit the website at dynamicdesignspulaski.com.

Births and Deaths
Friday, February 18, 2011 Backes, Rebecca and Scott Pulaski, son Wednesday, February 23,2011 La Brosse, Jessica and Jesse Sobieski, son Saturday February 26, 2011 Kitty, Jessica Sobieski, daughter March 3, 2011 Hendricks, Dana & Todd Madison, son Grandparents Niemi, Dawn & Rick, Pulaski Hendricks, Lois & Tom, Pulaski He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Leonard (Doris), Joey (Sarah), Alvin and Albert, Jr.; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Rosemary (Douglas) Johnson, Evelyn (Kenneth) Luebke, and Geri Kornaus; a brother-in-law, Richard Lepak and a sister-in-law, Carol Kornaus.

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Warning - S. St. Augustine Street 02/15/2011 4:20 pm – Harassment - S. St. Augustine Street 02/15/2011 5:05 pm - Juvenile Runaway – Nancy Lane 02/15/2011 8:40 pm - Traffic Warning – N. St. Augustine 02/16/2011 7:49 am - Traffic Citation – Flora Street 02/16/2011 10:20 am - Juvenile Runaway pickup – Pulaski High School 02/16/2011 11:18 am - Emergency Detention - S. Webster, Green Bay 02/16/2011 3:05 pm - Vehicle Equipment Violation – James Court

Births and deaths are a complimentary service from Pulaski News. If you wish to place an obituary, please have your funeral home director email it to us. If you wish to place a photo with the obituary, there will be a $20 fee. Contact Laurie Fischer at (920)822-6800 for more information.

Citizen’s Update
Submitted by Chief of Police Randal Dunford
02/10/2011 3:15 am - Alarm – Business – Parker Freeze Dry Inc. 02/10/2011 3:30 am - Parking Violation – Second Street 02/10/2011 4:45 am - Reckless Driving - STH 29 02/10/2011 8:00 am - Juvenile Runaway Missing Person – Pulaski High School 02/10/2011 9:31 am - Assist EMS – Pulaski High School 02/10/2011 2:00 pm – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Department 02/10/2011 5:30 pm - Assist Law Enforcement Agency CTY B @ Brookside Drive 02/11/2011 7:16 am - Lockout – Vehicles – Pulaski Shell Station 02/11/2011 5:41 pm - Theft All Other – Colonial Court Apts. 02/12/2011 11:53 am - Assist EMS – Pulaski High School 02/12/2011 1:33 pm - Damage to Property – Colonial Court Apts 02/13/2011 1:28 pm - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Department 02/13/2011 8:35 pm - Traffic Warning - STH 32 HWY 02/14/2011 8:10 am - 911 Hang up call – Allen Canning Company Inc 02/14/2011 8:28 am - Traffic Warning – Third Ave. 02/14/2011 9:40 am - Emergency Detention – Pulaski High School 02/14/2011 12:20 pm - Emergency Detention – Pulaski High School 02/14/2011 4:00 pm - Juvenile Runaway – Nancy Lane 02/14/2011 4:40 pm - Traffic Accident Hit and Run – Camelot Park 02/15/2011 7:26 am - Traffic

Maple Grove Town Hall gets burnt down
By Brooke Lauritzen Maple Grove Town Hall, which was located on the corner of Laney Road and Redwood Drive across from Laney Cheese off of Highway 29, was burnt to the ground on February 19. Once named Old Laney School, this building was built in 1928. But because the Maple Grove Town Hall was unable to sell, the town board of Maple Grove decided it should be burnt down and replaced with a new one. The excavating was done by Mc Keefry & Sons Inc. Not only did many onlookers surround the building simply for the burning down of it, but members of five different fire departments were on site for RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) Training. Pulaski Tri-County, Bonduel Area, Cecil Washington, Navarino-Lessor, and one person from Little Suamico were among the departments present. There were roughly 30 fire fighters that trained total in groups of four, until the last group of 18 went in for about 25 minutes to study fire behavior. The RIT members practiced search and rescue, communication, and structure among their RIT team by walking around in the burning building. In addition, the teams searched for a dummy person and also had to find a live fire fighter to practice connecting the RIT pack to the SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus), more commonly known as an air pack. Not only did the burning benefit the township of Maple Grove because they will be rebuilding a new town hall, but the fireman trainees also got to see what it was really like not being able to see anything inside a burning building.

Firefighters stand by and make sure the fire in the Maple Grove Town Hall doesn’t get out of hand.

Kornaus, Cyril

New Life Community church in Pulaski and Word of Grace church of Sheboygan reach out to Esperanza Viva youth home, in Mexico, through Living Hope International.

Cyril Kornaus

Surrounded by his family, Cyril “Cy” Kornaus, 79, Green Bay, died peacefully on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at a Green Bay hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. The son of the late Albert Sr. and Helen (Cwiok) Kornaus was born June 19, 1931, in the Town of Maple Grove and was a 1949 graduate of Pulaski High School. Cy served in the U.S. Army from May 13, 1954, to April 26, 1956, and had been stationed in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. On May 25, 1957, he married Nancy Bruce at Owego Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. On December 14, 1991 he retired from Proctor and Gamble after 35 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #337, Pulaski. Cy was dedicated to his family and never missed any of their gatherings or activities. He enjoyed the time they spent at their cabin on Eagle Lake. He especially enjoyed spending time on his 80 acres and newly created pond, which was his piece of heaven on earth. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nancy; one daughter and two sons, Cindy Anderson, DePere, Lee Kornaus (Denise Melotte), Green Bay, and Bruce (Carrie) Kornaus, Freedom; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Kristin (Eric) Vorpahl and their children, Matthew and Ava, DePere, David Anderson, Grapevine, TX; Tiffany Kornaus, Green Bay, and Kelsey Kornaus, San Francisco, CA; Kaden and Bennett Kornaus, Freedom; two brothers, Lloyd, Bellevue, and Raphael, Pulaski; three sisters, Helen Kornaus, Howard, Susanne Lepak and Emerine Kornaus, both of Pulaski; two sisters-in-law, Rose Kornaus, Pulaski, and Lois Kornaus, Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

By Nikki Wied New Life Community church in Pulaski is excited to join forces with Word of Grace church of Sheboygan to reach out to Esperanza Viva youth home, in Mexico, through Living Hope International. Esperanza Viva is an orphanage for abandoned, neglected, and abused children of Mexico. Through Living Hope these kids are provided for and shown God’s amazing love. Over 40 people will be participating in this life changing trip this summer. They will fly down to Puebla, Mexico to spend time ministering to the chil-

New Life heads to Mexico

dren and doing work around the new housing units for the kids, which a few members from previous trips are proud to say they helped out with. The teams from the past did jobs such as lay concrete, plant trees, and dig a trench. While there they even developed a motto; “Been there, dug that!” If you’re interested in helping support a member financially with the trip, donations can be mailed to: New Life Community Church, P.O. Box 830, Pulaski, WI 54162 with a note indicating it’s for the mission trip to the orphanage. Any and all donations are appreciated.

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“Do not wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it.” Author Unknown

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me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Say this

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Residential Neighborhood, Call: 920-994-9503, Please Leave Message. 220 S. ST. AUGUSTINE ST. FOR LEASE – PULASKI. For Rent: 3,000 auto body shop/warehouse in high traffic location, was former cabinet shop. 12 x 12 overhead door and tons of parking! Office and bathroom, upper level has break room/sitting area. $795.00. 920-621-2800. 1 BDRM AVAILBLE in large 3 bdrm country home near Sunnyside School. Female preferred. $400 w/utilities and garage. Call Jamie @ 621-6748.

prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Thank you Mother. VB

1 BDRM APARTMENT – 109 S. ST. AUGUSTINE ST. Security entrance and off street parking. Laundry facilities available. $375 + security. 920-819-5057. FOR RENT! 1 BR upper apt in downtown Pulaski. $450/ mo. includes utilities. ~ 3 BR, 3 BA walkout ranch on 15 acres. $900/mo. plus utilities. Call Lori @ 246-3000. fOR RENT: 1 Bedroom Upper Apartment in Krakow, Stove & Ref. Included, No Pets, Located in Quiet

RESPONSIBLE NONSMOKING COUPLE – would like to rent 1-2 bdrm duplex or small house in March or April. References. 920-819-0695.

TOP DOLLAR PAID to rent your tillable crop land. 920-366-1880. ALWAYS SILVER – Brad Service. BUYING COINS @ Brad’s 920-822-2723.

RIPLEY’S TAX SERVICE – same place – as we decided not to sell our home. w920-899-3885.

HOLY ST. JUDE, Apostle and Martyr great in virture and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg you to whom God had given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause to be invoked. Say 3 Our Father’s. 3 Hail Mary’s and 3 Glory Be’s for 9 consecutive days. St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. Publication must be promised. This novena has never been known to fail. VB PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Never known to fail.) Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful one, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my Necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart so succor

Pulaski High School musical is a success

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The entire musical cast, crew, and pit band bow after their first musical performance for an audience (photo courtesy of Caylor Photography). The whole collection of photos can be found online at www.caylorphoto.com

By Anna Deau The Pulaski High School Musical The King and I premiered February 24 at the Ripley Performing Arts Center at Pulaski High School. The play continued throughout Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. One of the leads of the musical, Alex Hu, commented, “The musical was great. It really came together in the end, and we all had a great time doing it. It was a wonderful experience and it was great to be a part of my senior year.” Cailie Kafura, a servant in the musical, had a wonderful time in the musical, exclaiming, “It was an emotional roller coaster with a cat thrown in!” She referenced the stuffed cat hidden in every scene of the musical during the February 27 show. Many also said they had fun with all the great costumes, especially the wig caps they had to wear on their heads in order for

them to appear to be Siamese. Some students commented that they learned something new and initiated new standpoints according to how they saw people. “I was basking in a culture unlike my own; I found new perspectives from the stage.” said Lauren Lotter, talking about the message portrayed throughout the storyline of The King and I. There was a lot to be learned from the musical about foreign culture and history. It was a great way for the cast, crew, and audience to experience a culture totally different and unknown to them. Drew Smith said, “It was a wonderful performance! Each role was very well cast and played, and the show really captivated the audience. It was great!” Many people even attended the performance twice because they enjoyed it so much the first time. The musical was a great show to be viewed by all! There was something for everyone in the performance. A collection of images of The King and I can be viewed at www.caylorphoto.com.

Children from around the Pulaski School District take a bow after performing in the musical The King and I (photo courtesy of Caylor Photography).

Meredith Simpkins (Anna Leonowens) gets to know the children of Siam in the classroom (photo courtesy of Caylor Photography).

Alex Hu (The King) stands diligently over his kingdom of Siam (photo courtesy of Caylor Photography).

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Meredith Simpkins(Anna Leonowens) is puzzled while she helps the King write a letter to England (photo courtesy of Caylor Photography).

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Ryan Dummer (Lun Tha) and Karlye Whitt (Tuptim) bask in each other’s forbidden love (photo courtesy of Caylor Photography).

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