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Mayor, new alders at odds over process of picking Dist. 4 rep
starting to ease up, think again. For the first time in many years, the Common Council had a choice of candidates to appoint to its membership four finalists for the District 4 Jim Ferolie seat that had been open since Unified Newspaper Group April 26. Michael Bare emerged the If you thought the drama inside Verona City Center was winner by a comfortable-looking 5-1 margin, but it was hardly a consensus. Mayor Jon Hochkammer had orchestrated the process but did not get to vote. He expressed disappointment even before the result he essentially predicted, in what he characterized as politicking. I dont think this is the

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hometown Verona that we all talk about, Hochkammer said. Its certainly frustrating to me (to have alders) telling me they were supporting one candidate before they even knew who was applying. After 40 minutes of

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Post office workers assure lawn problems are cut short

Victoria Vlisides
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Grass Hassle

Photo by Mark Ignatowski

Hometown Days 2013

Its all about the kids at Hometown Days, which enjoyed mostly warm, if occasionally muggy weather all weekend despite persistent worries that rain might prevent the fireworks or the parade. Above, the carnival was put on by a different company this year, but it was all the same to this youngster, who had a blast on a car merry-go-round. Left, Kicks Unlimited students paused every so often during Sundays parade to show off their skills and catch attention with a few well-timed screams.

Puzzled residents got a sigh of relief last week when the overgrown lawn at the Verona Post Office was finally cut. The grass for at least a week or two before June 1 was clearly overgrown and it got people talking. It was more than six inches high throughout the whole property thats on the corner of Enterprise Drive and East Verona Avenue. While the Verona Police Department didnt receive any official complaints about the lawn upkeep, the post office workers did. Head post clerk Scott Budzien said they got complaints every day about it before it was partially cut by Tuesday of last week. One of those complaints came from Jim Honer, who has a Madison address but uses the Verona Post Office. As an observer, it looks terrible, he said last Tuesday. Additionally, Dr. Steve Reinen of Reinen Chiropractic Office, which is across the street, told the Verona Press, that, as a property owner he was concerned about what the upkeep of the post office meant for other owners in

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An overgrown lawn at The Verona Post Office has since been cut but even last Tuesday it was more than six inches long.

the area. But Budzien assures that new station manager new manager Paul Kapugi, who oversees the office and its workers, took care of the issue. He was appointed through the U.S. Post Office on Milwaukee Street in Madison. Of about 25 employees, the post office has one main maintenance person, Dale Arey the man you mightve seen

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Police reports
Police reports taken from on the 400 block of North Verona Police Department Shuman Street reported to log. police that somebody placed a burning sack of feces on the April 24 houses front steps. Police 2:24 a.m. Police arrested helped dispose of the burnt a 29-year-old woman for her matter. first OWI after stopping her for a defective headlamp at April 29 the intersection of Old PB and 12:54 p.m. Police cited two Military Ridge Drive. high school students for pos12:47 p.m. An unknown sessing marijuana and drug person destroyed two street paraphernalia. Suspicion that signs and a tree on the corner the two were high initiated the of East Verona Avenue and police contact at Verona Area Horizon Drive. Police labeled High School. Police also cited the incident a hit and run, one of the students for caras it occurred earlier in the rying a concealed weapon in morning and the driver fled public after finding a pocket the scene. knife in the students pants. April 27 April 30 9:39 a.m. A homeowner 6:30 p.m. Police responded to a report of children playing in a dumpster on the 800 block of Walnut Street. The kids claimed to have permission to be in the dumpster, but police explained how playing in dumpsters is dangerous. The kids cleaned up their mess and vacated the dumpster. May 1 12:29 p.m. A business on the 200 block of South Main Street reported a live bat in their bathroom. The Humane Society informed police that bats are threatened in Wisconsin. Police waited for the Humane Society to collect the animal, which was already captured in a box.

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Verona welcomed two families to a new Habitat For Humanity duplex last week. The duplex at 135 and 137 Llanos St. will be homes to the Hamilton family and the Maier family. A reception last Thursday celebrated both families with guests from Habitat and Madison Area Builders Association. The duplexs interior is not completely remodeled yet, but some rooms, including the bathrooms (right) and kitchen were completed. Carla Hamilton, her daughter, Brittney, 14, and sons Brandon, 12, and Brian, 7, are new to Verona while Beki Maier and her kids Sarena, 14, Marquis, 13, Josiah, 8, and Vanessa, 5, have been in Verona for a couple of years after moving here from an apartment in Fitchburg.
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Verona Area School District

Low-income student numbers rise again

Seth Jovaag
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Hazmat training
The Verona Fire Department hosted their first training event in their partially-completed outdoor training tower last Tuesday. City of Madison and Fitchburg firefighters joined Verona members in a hazardous material training session. No chemicals were used but firefighters practiced entry techniques, safety precaution and decontamination skills during the training drill. Above, firefighters gather around in preparation for the hazmat drill. Left, City of Madison firefighters don hazmat gear to protect themselves from contaminated during the mock drill last Tuesday.

The percentage of students from low-income families hit a new high this year in the Verona Area School District, according to data released last week by the state Department of Public Instruction. For the 2012-13 school year, 31.6 percent of VASD students qualify for free or reduced lunch rates, a key indicator for determining if a student is considered economically disadvantaged, or low-income. Thats up from 30.3 percent last school year but just slightly higher than the 31 percent deemed low-income in 2010-11, according to DPI statistics. Statewide, the number of economically disadvantaged students increased to 43.2 percent this school year, up from 42.5 percent in 2011-12 and 29.5 percent in 2003-04. The federal government sets income requirements for families to qualify for free

Low-income students
Year Pct. 2007-08 25 2008-09 25 2009-10 29 2010-11 31 2011-12 30.3 2012-13 31.6

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or discounted school meals. This year, a family of four must earn $29,965 or less to be eligible for free lunches, or less than $42,643 a year for reduced rates. The DPI data is derived from information provided last October by school districts. It is more accurate than data shown on a widely used state website, WINNS, that relies on September enrollment figures, explained DPI spokesperson John Johnson.

Alder no longer working for Liberty Park developer

For more than a year, Ald. Mac McGilvray (Dist. 1) has abstained from every city action regarding its newest large-scale development, Liberty Business Park. Thats because last April he took a job working for the landowner, David Reinke, as director of economic development for Reinkes main company, Liberty Parts Team. One of his duties was securing a special certification from the state deeming the project shovel-ready for inclusion on a global marketing list. On Tuesday, McGilvray, the council president, announced his resignation in a letter sent to about 50 people, including many city department heads and alders. McGilvray did not return phone calls from the Press, but the tone of the letter suggested a sudden exit. Undoubtedly questions about the development of Liberty Park and the ongoing operations at Liberty Parts will arise, he wrote. Please refer those questions to Mr. Reinke until an alternative contact has been established. Relations between Reinke and the city have been contentious at times, but they had been mostly smoothed over by the time McGilvray accepted the position. Jim Ferolie

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Letters to the editor

Selling of education continues in state

Wisconsin is experiencing a shift of funding, away from public and toward private education. The controversial voucher scheme is yet another example of the Republican majority taking their marching orders from deep-pocketed donors. Gov. Scott Walker alone garnered $2.35 million, mostly from out of state voucher groups. The Washington-based American Federation for Children spent a cool $1.1 million in support of Walkers Recall Election. Republican legislators Darling received $57,800, Tiffany $34,950, Fitzgerald and Moulton $29,540, Vukmir $23,125, Fitzgerald $20,650 and the list goes on. Not content with ownership of the executive and both branches of Wisconsin legislature and wary of the legality of shifting state money to private education, voucher forces purchased favor with Wisconsin Supreme Court. The conservative block of the Wisconsins Supreme Court received the following: Prosser $130,000; Zeigler $39,000;, Gableman $38,600; and Rogensack $25,700. Of course, Wisconsins Attorney General Van Hollen was included in this purchase receiving $33,610. Is it any wonder the Republican Party has embraced the voucher system and proceeded to shortchange the public education system. They are pawns in a well-financed drive to privatize Wisconsins proud tradition of public education. Area residents can be proud that their Representatives Sondy Pope and Senator Jon Erpenbach both remain advocates for public education and continue to fight against voucher schemes that take from the many to give to the few. The above campaign donations come from the watchdog group, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. A more complete report is contained at Tim White Town of Springdale

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The Verona Press encourages citizens to engage in discussion through letters to the editor. We take submissions online, on email and by hard copy. All letters should be signed and include addresses and phone numbers for verification. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Special rules apply during election season or other times of high letter volume, and the editorial staff reserves the right not to print any letter, including those with libelous or obscene content. We can accept multiple submissions from local authors, but other letters will take priority over submissions from recently printed authors. Please keep subhe three of us were standmissions under 400 words. ing at the top of a 15-foot Deadline is noon Monday the week of publication. For questions rocky outcropping, trying on our editorial policy, call editor Jim Ferolie at 845-9559 or email to figure out who would jump first. To my left, my friend Natalie from New York City was inching toward the edge, eyeing the See something wrong? green-blue waters of the MediterThe Verona Press does not sweep errors under the rug. If you see ranean below. To my right, Mansomething you know or even think is in error, please contact editor uela, a MallorJim Ferolie at 845-9559 or at so we can get ca native, was goading her on it right. in Spanish. I was translating. Dont be scared, Manuela said in Thursday, June 13, 2013 Vol. 49, No. 3 Spanish. USPS No. 658-320 She said not Periodical Postage Paid, Verona, WI and additional offices. Dionne to be a sissy Published weekly on Thursday by the Unified Newspaper Group, little girl, I A Division of Woodward Communications, Inc. told Natalie. POSTMASTER: Send Address Corrections to The Verona Press, 133 Enterprise Drive, Verona, WI 53593. Natalie laughed. She spoke plenty of Spanish and I wasnt Phone: 608-845-9559 fooling her. FAX: 608-845-9550 She had come to Mallorca to e-mail: replace the pressures and chaos of the Big City with a few simple This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. joys: Sun, beach, good food. She could have gone to Florida for those three things, of course, General manager News but Mallorca offers something David Enstad Jim Ferolie uniquely its own: The culture that integrates all three into a way of life. Advertising Sports I had been living the MallorDonna Larson Jeremy Jones can way for the better part of the last three years. Now, my friend Classifieds Website had hopped the Atlantic for nine Kathy Woods Victoria Vlisides days, and I hoped to be the bridge that helped her into this world that had become my own. Circulation Reporters When Natalie had first arrived, Carolyn Schultz Seth Jovaag, Bill Livick, Anthony Iozzo, she had gone through customs Mark Ignatowski, Derek Spellman and had been thoroughly confused when an officer began Unified Newspaper Group, a division of speaking to her in the local language, Mallorqun. When I Woodward Communications,Inc. collected her at the airport, I saw A dynamic, employee-owned media company the same disoriented face I must Good People. Real Solutions. Shared Results. have been making the first time someone had spoken to me Mallorqun. But I had gotten so used to hearing it that it now surprised

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me to think it had sounded so different. And that wasnt the only thing that no longer fazed me. No matter where one is in the world, it can become easy to get used to anything, including the small, daily joys that surround us (like squeaky, fresh cheese curds in Wisconsin). During Natalies visit, I was excited to get to vicariously reexperience amazement at all of the beautiful details of life here: Walking through the countryside and grabbing wild lemons off of trees, afternoon siestas, 2-euro bottles of excellent wine, twohour meals, green window shutters and sunny patios. And, of course, the beaches. The beaches are why people from all over the world flock to sa roqueta (the rock) in the summer. When my friend Manuela met Natalie, she insisted that we give her an authentic, Mallorcan beach experience. Being touristy simply would not do. I was relieved to have Manuelas expertise on the matter. Were taking her to the most beautiful beach in Mallorca, she crowed. Wise people take heed when a Mallorcan person crows about a beach. Natalie, Manuela and I convened very early in the morning, swimsuits already on underneath our clothes. An overhead pigeon promptly pooped on Manuela, which is considered a good omen in Spain and provoked screaming, sloshing water bottles, pleading with cruel destiny, and a return to composure once we convinced ourselves that we were now in for some good luck. We rented a car, hit the supermarket for picnic materials (sangria, olives, Spanish ham, cheese, baguettes) and embarked on the hour-long ride that took us all the way to the opposite side of


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the island. We passed mountains, windmills, forests, tourists towns glittering with a bright patchwork of signs in every language, street markets and villages with all the green shutters buttoned up. The beach was a wide, pristine bay set against a chain of small mountains. The water melted between robins egg blue, emerald and, far from shore where the sandy bottom finally disappeared, rich sapphire. It had a crescent moon of sand and was bordered by rocky coves that formed private swimming pools. Manuela had been right this beach, for its breathtaking beauty, was utterly free of the standard flock of tourists and cartoonish restaurants and bars. There wasnt a building or a sunburned German in sight. We took up position on the rocks by a tiny cove, threw our towels down and luxuriated. Eventually, we decided that we should jump into the sea from the high rocks that are present at nearly all Mallorcan beaches. Even though I had done it before at other places, seeing Natalies enthusiasm for this most essential of Mallorcan beach traditions renewed my own excitement. All three of us were practically giddy by the time we got to the top of the rocks. I remembered how nervous I was to jump the first time and how wonderful it felt to hit the cool water and know you were brave enough to have leaped. Even something as perfect as a Mallorcan beach can be fallen in love with again. The glittering Mediterranean waited below. And Natalie jumped. Kelsey Dionne is a 2005 Verona Area High School graduate who has been living on the Spanish island of Mallorca since 2010.


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Paoli Schoolhouse announces summer concert series lineup

The Paoli Schoolhouse summer concert series kicks off Saturday. This is the second year for the Saturday evening concert series and features some of the areas most well-regarded acts such as Cris and Ann Plata, Jim Schwall, Corey Hart and Whitney Mann. Most shows start at 6 p.m. Paoli Schoolhouse owner Deborah Schwartz said in a news release. We were excited by the attention the event drew last year, Schwartz said. Weve made some improvements to the schedule and invested in a new stage and sound system to create a more enjoyable evening for everyone. This summers line up includes: June 15 - Thomas Burns June 22 - Jim Schwall June 29 - Doug Brown and Tom Wasselchuk July 13 - Doug Brown and Michelle Duvall July 20 - 4-6 p.m. Corinne McKnight; 6-8 p.m. Eric Hester and Dan Kennedy July 27 - Mark Croft Aug. 3 - Dan Kennedy Trio Aug. 10 - Cris and Ann Plata Aug. 17 - Corey Hart Aug. 24 - Whitney Mann Aug. 31 - Mary Gaines and Chris Wagoner The Schoolhouse Cafe will feature special menus through the summer with dishes especially created for the concert events. Both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. The lush green lawn sloping toward the stage is perfect for spreading a blanket and enjoying a evening of great food, delicious libations, and wonderful music. Located on the banks of the Sugar River, the one room Paoli Schoolhouse was built in 1854. A second room was added around the turn of the century. It was last used as teaching facility in 1972 by the Belleville School District. Since then it has been transformed into a cafe and shopping emporium. Believing that every season has unique charms contributes to their eclectic and ever changing inventory and menu. The Schoolhouse is located at 6857 Paoli Road. Submitted article

VACT will bring the classic story of the adventures of a boy who refuses to grow up to the stage with Peter Pan in mid June.
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VACT travels to Neverland with Peter Pan June 21-29

Verona Area Community Theater takes flight again next week. VACT will bring the classic story of the adventures of a boy who refuses to grow up to the stage with Peter Pan. And just like the production two years ago of Wizard of Oz, it will have actors literally flying around on stage. Peter, who can fly, would spend his nights sitting on a windowsill, listening to bedtime stories Mrs. Darling told her children. After being spotted one night by Mrs. Darling, he flees, losing his shadow in the process. He returns the next day to retrieve it and meets Wendy Darling. Together they find his shadow, and he asks Wendy to become the mother of his gang, the Lost Boys. After agreeing, Wendy takes her brothers to the island of Neverland with her. There, they embark on adventures with pirates, crocodiles and more. Missy Holcomb, the director of the show, said taking a trip back to Neverland and working with over 50 enthusiastic performers to bring this magical story to life is both fun and exciting. Bridget Zach plays the fearless Peter Pan, while Delanie Kinney brings Wendy to life. Mike Ducett plays the iconic Captain Hook. You cant have Peter Pan without some flying, so VACT will employ the use of special flying effects to bring Peter and the Lost Boys to life in what is a rare occurrence for a community theater. The show runs June 21-29, with 7:30 p.m. shows June 21-22 and 27-29 and a 2 p.m. show June 23. All shows are at the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students, and are available at the Verona Public Library Monday and Tuesday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Reserved tickets are available at or at 845-2383.

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VAHS yearbook notches award

For the second year in a row, the yearbook production class at Verona Area High School received a national honor. The Class of 2013 yearbook earned the National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award from the Minneapolis-based company, Jostens. Roughly 300 schools nationwide, from a pool of nearly 10,000, earned the award this year, said class advisor Rita Mortenson. Twenty-one schools in Wisconsin earned the award, according to Jostens website. Among the criteria to qualify, winning yearbooks needed to include at least three mentions or photographs of a minimum of half of the schools students. With a larger student enrollment like ours, this can be a very big challenge, Mortenson said. Seth Jovaag

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Coming up
Library sleepover
Elementary school age kids are invited to spend the night at the library to kick off the summer reading program. Games, crafts, and more will make this a memorable night from 7 p.m. June 14 to 8 a.m. June 15. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fathers Day picnic
Friends of Donald Park will be hosting an Old Fashioned Picnic at Donald Park. Bring your pop to Pops Knoll from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. There will be activities for children and music provided by Round the Bend bluegrass band. Hot dogs and root beer floats will be available for sale. Visit for more details.

Blood drive

A blood drive will be held from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at State Bank of Cross Plains, 108 N. Main St. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit to make an appointment.

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 Pastor Rich Johnson 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship times THE CHURCH IN FITCHBURG 2833 Raritan Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711 (608) 271-2811 Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 Phil Haslanger GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA (608) 271-6633 Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Way SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Worship West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 &10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship LIVING HOPE CHURCH At the Verona Senior Center 108 Paoli St. (608) 347-3827, SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 Lead pastor: Jeremy Scott SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship REDEEMER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 102 N. Franklin Ave., Verona Pastor Dwight R. Wise (608)848-1836 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Pastor: Timothy Rosenow THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Service ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC PARISH 301 N. Main St., Verona (608) 845-6613 Fr. William Vernon, pastor SATURDAY 5 p.m. Sunday Vigil, St. Andrew, Verona SUNDAY 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli 9 and 11 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona Daily Mass: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 427 S. Main Street, Verona (608) 845-6922 Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter Narum Service 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m., Sunday SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 502 Mark Dr., Verona, WI Phone:(608) 845-7315 Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry 9 a.m. Worship Service Staffed nursery from 8:45 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Fellowship Hour SPRINGDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA 2752 Town Hall Road (off County ID) (608) 437-3493 Pastor: Jeff Jacobs SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Communion Worship SUGAR RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 N. Franklin St., Verona (608) 845-5855, Pastor: Gary Holmes SUNDAY 9:00 & 10:30 Contemporary worship with childrens Sunday school. Refreshments and fellowship are between services. WEST MADISON BIBLE CHURCH 2920 Hwy. M, Verona, WI 53593 Sunday (nursery provided in a.m.) 9:15 a.m. - Praise and worship 10:45 - Sunday School (all ages) 6 p.m. - Small group Bible study ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Located at Hwy. 92 & Ct. Road G, Mount Vernon (608) 832-6677 for information Pastor: Brad Brookins SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST At Hwy. 69 and PB, Paoli (608)845-5641 Rev. Sara Thiessen SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Duke Otherwise in Concert

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Verona police chief Bernie Coughlin will be on hand to offer insight into the Open Art Studio state of things on the streets in Verona Children ages 3-10 can drop-in and at 9 a.m. Friday, June 14, at the senior use seeds to make some nature-inspired center. art at the library. The studio is open from 1-3 p.m. Trail hike Monday, June 17. On Saturday, June 15, the Friends of the Military Ridge State Trail will host Sayonara Sandwich a hike along the Military Ridge State Learn the importance of making nutriTrail. tious food choices with Kelly Berg, regJoin Meg Skinner as she explores istered dietitian at Hybrid Fitness, in the the geological, cultural and natural his- Lunch N Learn program series from tory of the Riley area and Aldo Leop- noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the olds Game Cooperative.The hike will library. include the natural springs, the turtle Spice up your midday routine and pond and other special stops. There is boost nutrition with creative lunch ideas no charge for the hike, which starts at at Sayonara Sandwich! Youll get tips 10 a.m. and is approximately 1 hour in for healthy eating and nutritious recipes length. for both adults and children. A healthy Meet at the DNR parking lot in lunch will also be provided. Riley, just west of Verona on Hwy. J. For more information, please con- Geocaching Mystery Hunt tact the Friends of the Military Ridge at Teens will learn the basics of geocach437-7393. ing and then hunt for clues hidden in caches around the library from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.

With his outrageously clever tunes, Duke Otherwise is a childrens musician unlike any youve heard before. Catch his tunes at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the library. The Duke wont dare sing about wheels on a bus unless theyre flat or square or coming off. He will instead sing you one of his deftly-crafted tunes about love-struck third graders, a multicultural bowling team, or a forlorn King of the Jungle.

Feather River music

The musical duo of Jeanne and Andy Anderson make up Feather River and the Verona Senior Center is pleased to have them perform at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 21. Very talented musicians, the Andersons bring a high level of showmanship to their act. With lyrics and keyboard they perform a variety of music and add lively interaction. To attend the Senior Center Birthdays and Anniversaries lunch before the entertainment, you need to reserve by noon Thursday, June 20.

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Shame and fear are the twin enemies of feeling worthy. Most of us feel that there are certain things that we dare not share with others, dark secrets so shameful that were we to reveal them no one would accept us. But, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and we should not doubt that God loves us even so. Gods making us was no mistake, and he certainly knew the many ways in which we would fall short. Gods only requirement for us is that we have the courage to confess our sins and own up to our shortcomings. Confessing those sins and shortcomings to our fellow man takes even more courage than confessing them to God, but the payoff is worth it. We will thereby discover which of our friends and family members will accept us just as we are. One of the earliest meanings of the word courage is to speak ones mind, or literally to tell ones heart. And indeed, courage is required to tell ones heart. Remember, though, that being worthy is less about being blameless and more about opening our heart to others and trusting that they will accept us. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16

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Refinancing disappoints but still saves about $200K

Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor

The Common Council on Monday unanimously approved the sale of more than $8 million in bonds, most of which will be used to refinance existing debt. Though the market has changed and bids werent as favorable as had been hoped, the city will still save more than $200,000 over 10 years on what amounts to a refinancing of about $6 million in previous borrowing. Some of that was originally supposed to

be rebated by the federal government as part of its 2009 stimulus package. Unfortunately, with sequestration, that rebate was reduced and that triggered your ability to do this refinancing, explained Mike Harrigan of Ehlers, the citys financial adviser. So youre going to realize a savings of $110,439 vs. what you would have been paying had you received the full rebate. That savings comes partially because of the citys reaffirmed Aa2 rating by Moodys Investors

Service. That rating takes into account several factors, including the citys economy and tax base, history of financial planning and debt load. An Aa2 is an intermediate rating, two notches below Aaa, the top possible rating. The rest of the borrowing was nearly $2.5 million for a variety of projects already approved in the budget, including $500,000 to plan the new fire/EMS station, $595,000 for a new fire truck, $838,000 in road work and $443,600 in radio communications related to the countywide

DaneCom upgrade.

In other action

* The council approved a new Class B liquor license allowing Wisconsin Brewing Company to sell other brewers beer at its facility temporarily. The company, which is building a large-scale craft brewery in the Verona Technology Park, will have to surrender the license before it can open its brewery, according to state law. The brewery is on pace for an October opening.

* Alders approved a liquor license for Avanti Italian Restaurant with contingencies that it pay several outstanding obligations, including property taxes and sewer and water bills. Ald. Luke Diaz (Dist. 3) speculated that such contingencies tend to presage a restaurants demise, but Public Safety and Welfare committee chair Ald. Scott Manley (D-2) noted that such contingences are not unusual for that business, which had its license briefly suspended by the city more than a year ago.

Council: Alders, mayor differ over importance of Verona residency, government experience
Continued from page 1 discussion, the two sides those in favor of Bare and those in favor of elevating veteran Plan Commission member Patrick Lytle did not appear to be any closer to agreement. By the end, Hochkammer, who spoke for more than half that time, was somewhat more conciliatory, calling it a good, healthy discussion, but he still asserted that voters would hold the council accountable for its actions. Hopefully, you didnt take offense, he told Bare. It would have been hard not to after the mayor insisted Bares qualifications could not match Lytles. Bare, a researcher for a Milwaukee-based poverty advocacy organization, moved to Verona in January and shortly thereafter got involved in Heather Reekies successful campaign to unseat Evan Touchett in District 4. Hochkammer cited that connection, as well as a seemingly unsavory process of lobbying for votes outside of the open, public interviews, in his claim of politics being played and not governing.

Michael Bare
Age: 30 Family: Wife Tristan Breedlove Hometown: Manitowoc Occupation: Researcher and program director at Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, Milwaukee Education: Masters in political science, The American University Previous government experience: Various positions with U.S. Sen. Russ Feingolds office and campaigns, 2004-2010 Other community service: Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin board, Special Olympics volunteer, Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Manitowoc County camp counselor and director

Its certainly frustrating to me (to have alders) telling me they were supporting one candidate before they even knew who was applying.
Mayor Jon Hochkammer with whom he served on the Plan Commission from 2006-08, and he said while it wasnt uncommon for them to disagree, he always respected Lytles thought process and the fact that he was invested in our city. Lytle, a management consultant for a company that specializes in government infrastructure projects, joked last week that he was known around town as Mickeys husband, since his wife founded the now nonprofit Rhapsody Arts Center as Music by Mickey more than a decade ago. He was appointed to the Plan Commission under former mayor John Volker. The committee also considered retired city administrator Larry Saeger (19962007) and longtime Verona Area Community Theater volunteer and retired PSC auditor Dick Vock. Saeger impressed his interviewers Hochkammer, council president McGilvray, Reekie and Doyle but preferred, as a matter of principle, not to run again after the 10-month appointment

I hope that as this council moves forward, this type of behavior will end so that we can actually have discussions about Verona issues.
Ald. Dale Yurs expired, and Hochkammer considered him the No. 3 choice as a result. Reekie and McGilvray both considered Saeger their No. 2 choice, but he was not nominated Monday. With a stalemate among the four interviewers and implications that it would be easier to get other alders to vote for Bare, the mayor suggested giving the spot to Lytle, having him step down from the Plan Commission and having Bare learn the ropes from there. However, Bare, after consulting with Reekie and Doyle, declined that offer, telling the mayor he had enough support that he didnt need to accept it. That clearly irritated Hochkammer, who suggested the back-door lobbying and vote-counting was at odds with a process we had agreed as a city to and that the interviewers had agreed to nominating Lytle with the caveat that I speak to Mr. Bare (about taking a commission appointment instead). The council, however, never formally discussed the process, which had been devised by Hochkammer in lieu of a special election in November and was timed to the mayors schedule. And Reekie and Doyle had only given halfhearted agreements to the mayors plan last Wednesday. Before Mondays deliberation, Lytle provided a cautionary tale of a client city that recently went through a Tea Party-led overhaul and was ground to paralysis by ideological conflicts. He advised that the council focus on broader community engagement and not votecounting. As the discussion wound down, Yurs said he found it aggravating that others would make assumptions about why he would vote for one candidate over another. Thats something I do not appreciate, he said. I hope that as this council moves forward, this type of behavior will end so that we can actually have discussions about Verona issues.

Support for Bare

Bares supporters including Reekie and Liz Doyle (Dist. 1), who had attended all four interviews last week disagreed vehemently. Ald. Dale Yurs (D-2) cited Bares attendance at several recent community meetings and noted that he was the only candidate to give the council a letter of intent and a resume. Ald. Luke Diaz (D-3) called it refreshing that Bare asked for his opinion and didnt want to take a chance on a candidate who relied on his experience to make his case. Doyle, herself a recent transplant from Minnesota, said she agreed with Bares broader statewide vision and couldnt very well knock his short-term residency. And Reekie, who admitted she felt awkward selecting an alder and wanted to pick Lytle almost as

current job, hes a registered lobbyist, researcher and program coordinator for Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, a 37-year-old nonprofit that aims to help low-income Milwaukeeans meet their most basic needs. During his interview last week, he told the committee his priorities for Verona included maintaining topshelf services and qualityof-life amenities, diversifying the citys tax base and planning carefully for the windfall of tax value that will come when the taxincrement financing district that encompasses much of Epic closes. Bare promised to always be prepared for every meetmuch as Bare, said she felt ing and ask good quesmore comfortable adding tions. one new person rather than nominating Lytle and then Other candidates Stiner did not explain following up with the suggested nomination of Bare or foreshadow his vote for Bare. And McGilvray was for Plan Commission. That, as much as any- absent, attending his grandthing, put the debate in a mothers 100th birthday in Colorado, but made clear nutshell. Hochkammer, Ald. Mac last week Lytle was his top McGilvray (D-1) and Ald. choice. Manley nominated Lytle, Scott Manley (D-2) have showed discomfort with the aggressive politics displayed by the four alders who unseated incumbents in every city district in April. While those council veterans have pushed for continuity and the comfort of retaining institutional knowledge regardless of political affiliations, the four new alders generally joined by Ald. Brad Stiner (D-3) have embraced and gotten support from people with likeminded visions. Bare, a Manitowoc native who earned a masters degree in political science three years ago, devotes almost half of his two-page resume to detailing his work with U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and other political campaigns. In his

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Its still Hometown Days

Much has changed over the past two years, but for most people, Hometown Days is still what it has always been a four-day family party. Sundays parade brought out the usual crowds packed in from Wildcat Lanes to Main Street and along Paoli Street to Nine Mound Road. Above, perennial parade favorite the Wacky Wheeler runs over his sidekick on his wheel along West Verona Avenue but manages not to flatten him. Below, there were plenty of carnival games as always, this time from Wenzel Amazements.

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Young girls with loaded bags of candy wave to Winnie the Pooh and Tigger while watching the parade from West Verona Avenue.

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Above, a new twist this year was a kids fun run before the parade, along the parade route. This was about two blocks into the run, on West Verona Avenue. Left, several kids enjoy Push-Ups that had been passed out along with candy and other treats.

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Above, Austin Gerdes, one of the Top 10 Scholars, reminds the Class of 2013 about the importance of giggling and enjoying life and learning, something that was not lost on many of the students in attendance. Right, Felicia Brings shows plenty of exuberance as she steps onto the stage to get her diploma. And she wasnt the only one... Above, Zachary Slaby shows a little leg as he gets his diploma from an appreciative superintendent Dean Gorrell.

Above, families and friends gather to celebrate and congratulate outside on the grassy oval between the Learning Center Campus and Campus 2 at Epic, which has hosted Verona Area High Schools graduation each year since 2008. See more VAHS graduation photos online at:

Above, Ryan Rasmussen acknowledges his cheering supporters as he walks across the stage. Many families cheered exuberantly. Below, Mohamad Lababidi jiggles and shakes on his way to his diploma.

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Verona finishes state runner-up after slow start to the season
Anthony Iozzo
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The Verona Area High School boys lacrosse team finished runner-up in the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation state playoffs this season, following an 11-8 loss Saturday to No. 1 Milwaukee-Marquette in the state championship. The Wildcats defeated No. 9 Kettle Moraine and No. 2 Hartland Arrowhead on its way to the state title game. Team members (front, from left) are: Wes Taylor, David Drews, Zach Nechvatal, trey Kazda and Jordon King; (middle) David Romens, Jake McCullogh, Jessie Palmer, Joe Christian, Tim Linscott, Jack Cioci, Shahan Zaman, Connor Novotny, Luke Thompson, Tristan Sticha, Cole Blakely, Ryan Rasmussen and coach Kevin Bice; (back) Jackson Hopfensperger, coach Michael Storts, Cam Shoemaker, Kenny Keys, Shane Herkert, Brandon Hammen, Brian Feiler, Konnor Heyde, Alex Kramer, Jake Taylor, Hunter OConnor, Sam Becker, Charles Snodgrass, Josh Novotny, Brad Miller and coach Mark Meyer).

Head coach Kevin Bice and the rest of the coaches and members of the No. 5 Verona Area High School boys lacrosse team didnt expect to make the state championship game this past Saturday after a 2-4 start. But little by little, the team came together and started to pile on some wins, including knocking off Kettle Moraine, ranked ninth in the state,

and No. 2 Hartland Arrowhead on its way to the championship against No. 1 Milwaukee Marquette. Although the miraculous run, ended in an 11-8 loss to No. 1 Milwaukee-Marquette, the fifth-ranked Wildcats still exceeded expectations following the first six games. When the postseason came along, these guys started acting like a team, Bice said. There were no cliques or factions on the team. The team energy went through the roof. You can see it. If one guy scored a goal, the entire bench would go nuts. Following the 2-4 start, Bice gave his team a saying, Failure gives definition to success. He said he

wanted the team to know the hard work it took to bounce back. But there were some internal obstacles. Despite only losing five seniors, Bice said there were some divides on the team, making it difficult to function as a unit. And for much of the season, some of the guys might have taken the games for granted, knowing there would be a game afterward. That changed when the playoffs came along. Verona (14-6) first knocked off Kettle Moraine 12-4 before facing the second-ranked team in the state. The Wildcats once again prevailed 6-4 over Arrowhead, which defeated them during the regular season,

to earn a spot in the title game.

of how the guys played.

Marquette 11, Verona 8

Bice said he told his team to expect a dogfight Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and with three ties or lead changes throughout the game, it was. Verona and Milwaukee Marquette were tied at 7-all heading into the fourth quarter but a couple of mental mistakes spotted Marquette three early goals. The Hilltoppers were then able to play keep away the final four-and-a-half minutes to ice the game. We left it all out on the field, Bice said. I was extremely proud


Several Verona players earned a spot on the Madison Area Lacrosse Association all-conference team. Senior defender Clay Walker and sophomore attacker Trey Kazda made the second team, while seniors Wes Taylor (defender) and Cole Blakely (midfield) and juniors Alex Kramer (attacker) and Sam Becker (goalie) earned honorable mentions. Taylor will be playing college lacrosse at Whittier College (Calif.) and Walker will play for Aurora College (Ill.).

Rortvedt debuts with Hankard earns spot on first team second-team honors
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A rebuilding year for the Verona Area High School baseball team featured upsand-downs as underclassmen discovered and figured out their roles early on. That process was also delayed due to inclement spring weather, but head coach Brad DOrazio said the returners next year will be a little more seasoned and ready to succeed from the onset in 2014 following its regional loss. But despite being a young team, there were some positives. One was the selection of freshman catcher Ben Rortvedt to the second team All-Big Eight Conference. I think he was one of the top two catchers in the conference for his offense and his defense, DOrazio said. I thought he did really well.

I dont think there will be a better catcher in conference than him in the next few years. Rortvedt batted .354 (17for-48) in conference (.321, 20-for-61 overall) with three doubles, a triple, nine RBIs (12 overall) and eight runs scored. Also making the list as an honorable mention was senior Derek Witte. Witte moved from the infield to the outfield this year but was also a pitcher. He batted .292 (14-for-48) in conference (.300, 18-for-62 overall) this season. He finished with two doubles, a triple and 15 RBIs in the Big Eight (three doubles, 16 RBIs overall), and he had a .772 OPS (.802 overall), or on-base plus slugging percentage. (Witte) did really well (in the outfield) and made a lot of great plays and,

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Junior defender Maddie Hankard was one of the anchors on the Verona Area High School girls soccer defense this season, especially during the Big Eight Conference season. During those games, the Wildcats allowed six goals only four after the first game. That helped Hankard earn a spot on this years first-team defenders all-conference list. Maddie is the kid we always wanted to be out on the field, head coach Jennifer Faulkner said. She was reliable and a great communicator. It was nice to see her get credit for the hard work she put into that position. The Wildcats also earned two second-team selections this year. Junior forward Felicia Retrum and sophomore midfielder Teeghan Tvedt both made the list. Retrum finished with four goals and four assists in conference games (9 goals, 6 assists overall), while Tvedt collected a goal and two assists (3 goals, 4 assists overall). Retrum was really able to keep us in a lot of games, Faulkner said. Goals were really hard for us this year. She put it in while it counted. For Tvedt, Faulkner said her

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Junior defender Maddy Hankard (6) earned a selection on the first-team All-Big Eight Conference list.

lot of time at defense. She is a great versatility helped her make the list. We played (Tvedt) in a lot of positions this year, she said. She spent a Turn to Soccer/Page 13

June 13, 2013


Home Talent League

Offense explodes to crush Shullsburg

The Verona Home Talent team once again cruised Sunday with a 10-0 win in seven innings over Shullsburg. The Cavaliers opened the firs inning with two runs, and it was more than enough for pitcher Cole Kroncke, who struck out nine while allowing three hits and a walk in the shutout. Zach Spencer (2-for5) drove in three runs for Verona, while Justin Scanlon (2-for-3) smacked a home run. Derek Burgenske (2-for3) also had multiple hits for the Cavaliers, while Matt Peetz added a double. Shullsburg pitcher Ned Schauff pitched in his first game of the season and surrendered nine earned runs on nine hits in six innings. He walked five and struck out five.

Home Talent
Western Section Team W-L Verona 8-0 Argyle 7-1 Blanchardville 5-1 Monroe 4-3 Dodgeville 3-5 Wiota 3-3 Ridgeway 2-5 Platteville 1-5 Hollandale 1-5 Shullsburg 0-6 Verona improved to 8-0 in the Western Section, while Shullsburg, playing in its inaugural season, fell to 0-6. Verona travels to Monroe at 1 p.m. Saturday and hosts Platteville at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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Soccer: Retrum, Tvedt earn

spots on the second team
Continued from page 12 distributor, and if we needed to mark someone man-toman, Teeghan was the one we wanted to put on that mark because she does that job really well. Senior defender Carissa Kolpek and senior goalie Sarah Schoeberle both added honorable mentions. Schoeberle saved 92 shots of 111 (.829 percentage). Verona was 4-4-1 in the Big Eight this season and finished fifth. All players on this list, except Kolpek and Schoeberle, will be back next season as of today. Both of them have given our program an incredible boost over the past four years, Faulkner said. They both have poured their heart and soul into Verona High School soccer.

Baseball: Witte earns an

honorable mention
Continued from page 12 hitting-wise, he did really well too, DOrazio said. He was also a weapon on the base paths and provided a lot of leadership. It is a great way for him to end his high school career and go out with that award. Witte pitched in six conference games and was 0-4 with a 5.48 ERA. He allowed 18 earned runs on 28 hits in 23 innings. He struck out 20 and walked 16.



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Obituaries John Aloysius Gillitzer

John Aloysius Gillitzer, age 80, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Four Winds Manor in Verona. He was born Feb. 25, 1933 just a few miles off the Mississippi River near Eastman, Wisconsin, the son of Thomas and Mamie (Hurda) Gillitzer. He was one of five children. Johns mother always believed that busy hands kept Johnny out of trouble. He spent many years working on 4-H projects, but found his true passion in retirement with scroll saw work. Many beautiful pieces were created and he won many ribbons honing his special craft. In 2000 he won Best in Show in Cedar Rapids, IA for his 23rd Psalm. This labor of love took over 200 hours to make. He was so proud of it that he made a second one and donated it to St. Christophers Parish in Verona. John spent many years as a laborer and carpenter by trade. He and Edith built both houses the family lived in. They even chopped down trees from the Eastman farmstead and brought them back to Verona to build their first home together. He also worked many years as maintenance supervisor at Holy Name Seminary in Madison, Sacred Hearts Parish in Sun Prairie and Verona High School until his retirement in 1994. On February 27, 1954, he married Edith Sager of Lancaster. Through this union, they created four wonderful daughters: Kathleen (Dennis) Virnig of Waunakee, Marcia (Alan) Virnig of Windsor, Margaret (David) Hoffman of Blanchardville and Patricia Richards of Lodi. Not only is he survived by his wife of 59 years and children, he is further survived by six grandchildren: Brian (Eileen) Virnig, Crystal (Nicholas) Pahl, Mark Virnig, Ross Virnig, Steven Hoffman, and Lindsay Richards; five

Pauline Olsen
Pauline T. Olsen, age 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 2, 2013, at the Fairhaven Retirement Community in Whitewater. Pauline was born in Plymouth, Nebraska, to Henry and Catherine (Mahloch) Tegtmeier on Feb. 10, 1917. After graduation from high school, she was trained and worked briefly as a beautician. Pauline married Hilmer Olsen on Nov. 5, 1939. After marriage, Pauline attended the University of Nebraska for three semesters, majoring in Home Economics, while Hilmer began his career as a social worker. After the birth of their first child, Hilmer and Pauline moved to Washington State where Hilmer had accepted a new job offer. While Hilmer served in the army in WWII, Pauline moved back to the family farm and lived with her parents in Beatrice, Neb. After the war ended, Hilmer worked as a case supervisor in Lincoln, Neb., until 1948, when the family moved to Wisconsin. In 1951, Hilmer and Pauline built a house in Verona and raised their three children there. In 1969 they moved to Eau Claire. After Hilmers retirement from his career with the State of Wisconsin in 1977, Hilmer and Pauline built a home on Lake Holcombe. In 1991, they moved to the Fairhaven Retirement Community in Whitewater. Pauline was a dedicated, caring, and very supportive mother and spouse who had many interests. She loved crafts,

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and Science; Ellen Jane Geier, BS - Bachelor of Science, College of Health Sciences; Timothy James Geier Jr, MS - Master of Science, College of Letters and Science; Peter Kirner, BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration, Lubar School of Business; Brian Michael Launder, BS - Bachelor of Science, School Arch & Urban Planning; Kristin Marie Ver Voort, DPT - Doctor of Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences; Verona Natalie Marie Andrews, BA - Bachelor of Arts, College of Letters and Science; Nickolas Ryan Carr, BA - Bachelor of Arts, College of Letters and Science; Michael Austin Gold, BA - Bachelor of Arts, College of Letters and Science; Travis James Halena, BA - Bachelor of Arts, College of Letters and Science; Kevin Michael Korth, BS - Bachelor of Science, College of Letters and Science; Robyn M. Minarik, BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration, Lubar School of Business; Lindsey Kristine Weber, MSW - Master of Social Work, Helen Bader School Soc Welfare.

Pauline Olsen


great-grandchildren: Rana (Fran), Alec, Chloe, Ian and Teagan; a sister, Lorraine (Roger) Richter; sister-inlaw, Anna Gillitzer; brotherin-law, Kenneth Sager; and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Thomas; a sister Genevieve Secord and an infant sister Helen Gillitzer; brothers-in-law, Dennis Check, Virgil Sager and Bob Secord; and sister-in-law, Ruth Sager. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Saint Chritopher Parish, St. Andrew Church, 301 N. Main St., Verona on Wednesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. Father William Vernon presided. Burial in St. Andrews Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Johns name can be made to American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Heartland Hospice or Saint Christophers Parish. The family would like to thank all the wonderful people who cared for him at Four Winds Manor and Heartland Hospice. All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Services Madison, WI (608) 442-0477

gardening, cooking, and games (crosswords, bridge, Scrabble). She won a number of awards for her dried flower arrangements. She had a lifelong love of learning, attending classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after her children were grown. Pauline is survived by her three children Richard (Sallie) Olsen of Oakland, Calif.; Kathi (William) Olsen/Fender of Del Mar, Calif.; and Gary (Gaila) Olsen of Black Earth; by her sisters Lorene (Bob) Grabow of Omaha, Neb. and Vianna (Ed) Kohler of Omaha, Neb.; as well as by her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Hilmer, who died in 1997, and by her brothers Harvey, Harold and by her sister LMaree. Paulines ashes will be buried alongside Hilmers in the Vermont Lutheran Church Cemetery south of Black Earth.

UW-Whitewater Fitchburg Shaina Strennen graduated with a masters degree in accounting; Jesse Olson graduated with a masters degree in business administration; Nicholas Roach graduated with a bachelors degree in marketing; Brian Canfield, MBA, Business Administration MBA; David Pereira, MBA, Business Administration MBA; Heather Rem, BS, Management Computer Systems BS; Ilir Selimi, BBA, General Management BBA; Jeffrey Simms, BA, Speech BA; Savanna Strennen, BS, Biology BS, magna cum laude; Shaina Strennen, BBA, Accounting BBA, summa cum laude.

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Lorraine J. Peterson
Lorraine J. Peterson, age 80 of Mt. Horeb, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 10, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, surrounded by her family. She was born March 12, 1933, in Milwaukee, to Emil and Wanda (Welke) Zerbe. She was united in marriage to Donald E. Peterson on August 30, 1952 at St. Martini Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Lorraine was most happy around her family, especially her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her smile, along with her giving and caring spirit will be missed the most. Lorraine was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, the Dorcas Circle, and the Friendship Club. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Donald, their children: Kathy (Alvis) Koedam of Verona, Karyl (Nolan) Duke of Grandview, Mo., Keith (Nancy) Peterson of Verona, Krista (Doug) Ockenfels of Swisher, Iowa, 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 7

UW-Madison Verona Jason Reinecke initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nations oldest and most selective collegiate honor Minnesota State University, society for all academic Mankato disciplines at University Verona of Wisconsin-Madison. Joseph Giesfeldt, BS, Rec, Parks and Leisure Macalester College Services, Cum Laude. Verona Amy Maxon, the daugh- University of Kansas ter of Carol and Timoth Verona Maxon of Verona, WisKaitlyn Fitzgerald consin, graduated from received a Juris Doctor. Macalester College on Brittany Bennett Saturday, May 18. Max- r e c e i v e d a M a s t e r o f on received a liberal arts Social Work. degree in International Studies. Maxon is a grad- UW-Stout uate of Verona Area High Verona School. Ron Isola received a BS I n a d d i t i o n , M a x o n Management. received the following Corey Zingg received a honors/awards: Magna BS Hotel Restaurant and Cum Laude. Tourism. Iowa State University Fitchburg Timothy Kise was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi the nations oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Kise is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. Creighton University Verona Ashlee Vilmo was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy. St. Olaf College Verona Brooke Weigel graduated summa cum laude with a Biology and Environmental Studies major.




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June 13, 2013

The Verona Press


Verona History
in Verona, 28 years to the day after the 25-year-olds grandfather opened the familys first bike store in Madison. The shop is still around, now on Half Mile Road. 40 years ago The hockey team earned a trip to the Class B state A county committee rectournament with a 71- victory ommended the Dane County over Sun Prairies junior varHome site for a sanitary sity team. landfill. Longtime Verona footThough there had been considerable complaints about ball coach Ralph Frank was inducted into the state high both its final choices (both school hall of fame. Franks of which were in Verona), committee members decided career spanned more than 30 the final site would not be vis- years, including 17 seasons in Verona. ible to the village or town if a Police arrested a cable berm were erected to block television technician for three it off. counts each of burglary and The Town of Springdale theft and one count of window asked to join the Verona Fire District after its planned sepa- peeping (resulting from more than 20 complaints) after a ration from Fitchburg later in nine-month investigation. the year. The city considThe town, which also got ered the possibility of services from Mount Horeb, eliminating the Broadband had been allowed to call Telecommunications Verona from 1954 to 1968, until their agreement expired. Regulatory Board and putting its duties of overseeing cable The district would eventually television service under the include pieces of Springdale within the Verona Area School Public Safety and Welfare committee. The BTRB still District. exists but hasnt met in sev Transportation, houseral years. ing and a community center Verona hosted more were the top needs listed in a report from the Verona Senior than 700 students at the Capitol Conference Solo and Citizens Committee, citing a Ensemble festival. survey of 328 people over age 55. 20 years ago Race car driver Bill Engelhart a Madison native The city approved who would start in the 1980 building a privately funded Indianapolis 500 spoke to $1.1 million, 1,000-seat, a group of fifth-graders in 50,000-square-foot hockey Verona. Engelhart was the arena now known as the cousin of the parents of a stu- Eagles Nest. The city and town dent in the class. continue to jointly own the The school district land, and the town approved approved a one-year coopera- it later, after expressing some tive vocational program with concerns. several other school districts. Mayor Art Cresson called The village awarded a con- it a tremendous opportutract for $143,650 to build a nity, and Southwest Eagles new water tower. representative Mark Burish Chuck Stampfl retired said there had been so much from the Bank of Verona after demand for ice time that three 45 years with the company. new facilities in Madison Contractors began buildcould get filled. ing the Kamm-Ann bowling The school district took alley next to the Kamm-Ann the unprecedented step of Inn. inviting teacher representatives to its planning meetings. 30 years ago The Leadership Team, The Department of Natural which set the curriculum, among other things, had preResources took public comviously included only adminments on the proposed istrators and board members. expansion of the county landfill in the Town of Verona, Community education director John Schmitt called it a botthen held a public hearing after more than 250 residents tom-up, long-term change in of both the town and city had how the district operates. The high school swimsigned on to a petition against ming team won the Division 2 the change. The county wanted to raise state championship in honor of a teammate, Saul Switzky, its height by 16 feet, upping its capacity by 375,000 cubic who had died the previous May in a car accident. Some yards, which county staff explained would extend its life of the six teammates at state all of whom sported shaved by a year and save taxpayers heads had swum with about $20,000. Switzky in the Verona Aquatic It also had not yet gotten another landfill site approved, Club since the age of 12. The group included future though it purchased a new Olympian Neil Walker who site in the Town of Blooming won the 100-yard backstroke Grove the same day as the and finished second in the hearing. Dan Atkins opened a bike 100 free. The Plan Commission shop on County Highway 69 began discussing a plan to Editors note: Our monthly history column is being printed late because of space limitations in previous issues. establish a buffer between Verona and Madison. Madison proposed the resolution, which picked boundaries where the two cities would not annex. The agreement which mostly sets County Highway PD as a dividing line but also imposes some setbacks at the corner of County Highway M was eventually ratified and renewed once and expires in 2015. A consultant recommended that the city connect its sewer system to the larger metropolitan area in order to sustain more growth, rather than continue using its own treatments. The city adopted that within a few years. A schoolwide charity effort at Sugar Creek Elementary brought more than 500 items for the Verona Food Pantry and ended with fourth- and fifth-graders making a daylong trip to the Salvation Army Daycare. Before the visit, students had spent three days calling businesses for donations. Jason Rowley finished second at the Division I state wrestling championships at 145 pounds. It was an improvement over the previous years fourth-place finish in Division II. The city and town of Verona and the city of Fitchburg began planning for growth that was affecting Verona schools, starting with a public forum. Westwing studios celebrated its 10th anniversary. The group of artists, who had to move when the old Badger Prairie Health Care Center was demolished in 2011, traded space for time working with residents of the public nursing home for the mentally infirm. Jim Ferolie ing out layoff notices. VASD also paid a controversial $45,000 sum for an independent financial analysis to help figure out its budget dilemma. The Common Council tabled further action on the veterans memorial for the Military Ridge Trail Corridor because the planned memorial had an almost identical twin just four blocks away at Hometown Park. The designer of the original memorial said it was his intellectual property. Continental Properties approached the Common Council with another big-box store proposal for the Van de Grift properties on the east side of town, this time proposing to build two, not three, stores and asking for less in taxpayer financing. The plan never went to a vote, and the land remains undeveloped, though it is now the site of Liberty Business Park. Joe Sarbacker won the state championship in wrestling at 135 pounds. He led a group of four Verona wrestlers at the state tournament. Craig Bollig was second at the 171, and Sam Masino and David Bollig placed sixth and fifth, respectively. Verona gymnast Brooke Freischmidt won the state title in the floor exercise. She scored 9.6, a personal best, and took fifth in the tournament overall. The boys hockey team returned to the state tournament, where it lost in the quarterfinals to New Richmond. Verona girls basketball won their regional tournament before losing in sectionals, one game away from the state tournament. Verona boys basketball took the regional champion10 years ago ship, continuing to sectionals, where they lost in the semifi The Verona Police nals to Janesville Craig. Department hired Bernie 1999 VAHS graduate Coughlin as chief, ending an almost year-long search for a Jesse Baumann took AllAmerican honors for the third successor to longtime chief, time by placing fifth in the Ed Moffett. 800-meter run at the NCAA Coughlin came to Verona from Brookfield, a Milwaukee Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. suburb. The city Plan Commission Anticipating cuts of $1.2 million to $2.5 million in state approved plans for a new sports bar on Horizon Drive, funding, the Verona Area School District began discuss- the 5th Quarter. Rob Kitson ing district-wide budget cuts, creating a timetable for send-

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Low borrowing rates will save the Verona Area School District roughly $230,000 on interest payments over the next six years. The Verona Area school board last Monday passed a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $6.9 million in municipal bonds. Of that total, approximately $4 million is from leftover debt from the nearly $18 million the district borrowed in 2005 to build Glacier Edge Elementary School and build an addition to Stoner Prairie Elementary School. Interest rates on that portion dipped from more than 4 percent to just under 1.5 percent, said business manager Chris Murphy. That will yield savings of about $38,000 annually for the next six years that will come off the tax levy. Its a great win for the taxpayers, said board president Dennis Beres. The remaining $2.9 million in loans will finance maintenance and construction projects in the district over the next year, many of which would increase energy efficiency. That

debt would be paid back over 10 years, with much of the cost covered by future savings on utility bills. Six firms exchanged 28 bids on the sale of the bonds last Monday morning. The winning bid was from BOSC, Inc., a subsidiary of BOK Financial Corporation in Tulsa, Okla. Like a homeowner taking advantage of historically low interest rates, the district has reaped gains from refinancing old debt several times in recent years. In the summer of 2009, the district notched about $400,000 in savings by refinancing about $5.4 million in old debts from the 1990s. In March 2012, the district locked in an estimated $659,000 savings on interest payments over 12 years when it refinanced $10 million of the Glacier Edge-related debt.


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June 13, 2013

The Verona Press

Video freeze frame

Sugar Creek Elementary Schools Sugar Day video has more than 2,000 views on YouTube. See Sugar Day with our online article at

SC makes anti-bullying video

Michael Fiez
Press correspondent

Have a Sugar Day

Photo by Victoria Vlisides

Dale Arey, maintenance and janitorial staff member at the Verona Post Office, cuts an overgrown lawn along East Verona Avenue Tuesday morning.

Lawn: Manager waited until the grass got ugly

Continued from page 1 doing the actual mowing. Arey was hired in July of last year. Budzien said the previous manager at the post office, who was appointed in January 2013 and is no longer at the Verona location, waited until the grass got ugly to cut it. By then, mower problems, like it overheating, contributed to grass being overgrown. Rainy weather also contributed to it not getting cut, Arey said. Budzien and Arey said theyre looking into getting a riding lawn mower for better maintenance. Right now they have a push mower that is not self-propelled. Arey was hopeful the maintenance snafu wouldnt happen again with Kapugi (who was at the same post in 2010) on board at the post office. With him here, we will get stuff done, Arey said last week. Not maintaining a lawn isnt exactly a crime; however, it is a city ordinance that can get a citation if grass is above 6 inches, said Holly Nilles, office manager at Verona Police Department. The lawn was partially mowed by about Thursday of last week and fully mowed this week.

As a first-year teacher at Sugar Creek Elementary School, Kyle Walsh was uncertain about the response he would receive when he put forth the idea of making a school-wide anti-bullying video. However, when the video was published to YouTube on Friday, 18 other classrooms had taken part. After first clearing the idea with principal Todd Brunner, Walsh spread the idea of a music video put to the beat of Good Day by Nappy Roots - throughout the school, attracting many other classrooms. Together, they learned a dance, and filmed during recess. The video, titled Sugar Day, has over 2,000 views in its first week, and has received positive responses. The idea stems from Marc Kornblatt, a third grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Madison, under whom Walsh served as a student teacher. Kornblatt, a filmmaker as well, had previously made videos of his class, and the idea rubbed off. This year, Kornblatt

took academic leave to pursue more filmmaking opportunities. As such, he was able to help Walsh with his video. Together, they sat down and picked their song Good Day. Liking the beat, they created their own words to fit Sugar Creek. For Walsh, the funding was the most difficult part of the project. Hiring a professional cinematographer and audio technician, he took to Kickstarter (an online forum where people post their ideas and others around the web send money if they like it) to raise the money. After one month, he had raised $2,208 off contributions from 80 backers, surpassing his $1,600 goal. While anti-bullying was the initial idea, Walsh said the final project transcended this concept. I believe the inspiration for the video was that I simply wanted to do something that represented our school, and would send an anti-bullying message beyond our walls, he said. While that ended up being a part of it, the general good cheer, positive attitudes, and kind gestures are what really made the video.

Club Invention coming to Verona

A science-based summer club returns to Verona this month. Invent Now, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and fostering invention and creativity, is pleased to announce that its nationally-acclaimed Club Invention summer program is returning to Verona for summer 2013. Club Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content. Glacier Edge Elementary is hosting Club Invention during the week of June 17 and June 21. This years Club Invention program is Geo-Quest, which features the I Can Invent: Launchitude module, where children combine physics and re-engineered household items to create the ultimate Duck Chucking Device. Each day children rotate through integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play. Even if a child has participated in Club Invention in the past, he or she will benefit from brand new adventures throughout the week. To register a child for these programs or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit Clubin or call 800968-4332. Since Club Inventions inception, the program has grown to include over 1,200 school partnerships in 49 states. In 2012, more than 77,000 children participated nationwide. The United States Patent and Trademark Office continues to support Invent Nows mission to inspire creativity and inventive thinking in children of all ages.

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Sugar Creek principal Todd Brunner and students show what theyve been working on with iPads to the visitors from Burma who came to see Veronas culture in action last week.

Burmese delegates visit Sugar Creek

Michael Fiez
Press Correspondent

Sugar Creek Elementary School hosted some special guests last Wednesday. From Burma known as Myanmar to its residents Daw Myint Myint San (better known as Ma Cho), a member of the countrys parliament, and May Thu Myint, a lawyer, spent part of the morning touring the halls and interacting with students in attempts to better understand American culture. Sugar Creek principal Todd Brunner said one

of the parliament members was staying with close friends of his family, and they readily accepted his invitation to visit the school. The students were more than happy to host the newcomers, proudly showing off their work. Ma Cho and Thu Myint took to them as well, drifting from classroom to classroom to observe. Burma has lived a turbulent existence since its independence in 1948. A military coup, political unrest, and the detention of political opposition have all run

their course. Daw Myint Myint San is no stranger to this. In 1990 she was imprisoned for her political activity with the National League for Democracy (NLD). In 2009, she was again imprisoned, sentenced to three years. After her release in September 2011, she subsequently ran in the 2012 election, being selected to the Lower House of Parliament. Today the country is opening up. In April of this year, four private daily newspapers appeared, ending a state monopoly of

almost 50 years. In May the president, Thein Sein, visited Washington. As relations between Burma and the U.S. improve, so has communication. Last Wednesdays visitors were sent to America by an international peace organization to observe the American way of life, improve their English skills and strengthen bonds between the countries. Four other members of the Burmese parliament who were visiting the Madison area could not attend on Wednesday.

June 13, 2013

The Verona Press


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Verona, Wisconsin and Epic Systems Corporation will apply to the Circuit Court for Dane County to vacate a portion of the plat of the Cross Point subdivision - including all street, roads, public ways, and outlots, including park land, dedicated to the public and accepted for public use contained therein - as specified by City of Verona Resolution No. R-13-009 (approved May 13, 2013). This application will be made pursuant to Wis. Stat. 236.43(3) and (4). The land subject to this application to vacate is legally described as: Being Lots 1-100 and 174-176, Outlot 1 and Outlots 4-6, Tickers Trail, Glenwood Drive, Neher Road, Wynnwood Drive, Cutwood Lane, Collie Hill Court, Cross Country Road, a part of Hallies Way and a part of Chatau Drive, Cross Point, recorded in Volume 58-0171B of Plats on Pages 365-371 as Document Number 4021162, Dane County Registry, located in the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of Section 9, the NE1/4 and NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 16 and the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 17, T6N, R8E, City of Verona Dane County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of said Section 16; thence S890220E, 929.59 feet along the north line of Cross Point; thence N031610W, 461.26 feet along the west line of Lot 176, Cross Point; thence S890210E, 450.26 feet along the north line of said Lot 176; thence the following courses along the westerly right-of-way line of Nine Mound Road: S031610E, 256.08 feet to a point of curve; thence southeasterly on a curve to the left which has a radius of 804.50 feet and a chord which bears S115451E, 241.84 feet to a point of curve; thence northeasterly on a curve to the right which has a radius of 700.00 feet and a chord which bears N741751E, 12.04 feet to a point of curve; thence southeasterly on a curve to the left which has a radius of 792.50 feet and a chord which bears S234758E, 87.58 feet; thence S265800E, 1,276.90 feet; thence S284407E, 105.05 feet; thence N890637W, 2,063.39 feet along the north line of Meister Addition to Westridge Estates; thence S885432W, 270.00 feet along the north line of Epic; thence the following courses along the westerly line of Lot 1, Certified Survey Map No. 11854: N010508W, 179.72 feet to a point of curve; thence northeasterly on a curve to the right which has a radius of 760.00 feet and a chord which bears N101326E, 298.08 feet; thence N421900W, 103.71 feet; thence N324100W, 94.49 feet; thence N141400W, 72.68 feet; thence N141800E, 269.22 feet; thence N340800W, 96.82 feet; thence N014100W, 93.99 feet; thence S881900W, 30.23 feet; thence N014100W, 191.00 feet; thence N881903E, 354.53 feet along the northerly line of Cross Point to the point of beginning. Parcel contains 66.663 acres. This application will be made by the Applicants and heard by the Honorable Peter C. Anderson, Branch 17, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. at the Dane County Courthouse. Please contact Verona City Administrator Bill Burns with any questions at (608) 8456495. Published: May 30, June 6 and 13, 2013 WNAXLP


Northwest Quarter of Section 16, Township 6 North, Range 8 East, City of Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Section 16; thence S012040E along the west line of said Northwest Quarter, 1330.36 feet to the point of beginning; thence S890637E, 2063.39 feet; thence S284407E, 172.49 feet; thence S815143W, 251.68 feet; thence S284407E, 38.46 feet; thence S815143W, 128.19 feet; thence S284407E, 353.64 feet; thence S611553W, 165.11 feet; thence S123046W, 191.00 feet to a point of curve; thence along a curve to the left which has a radius of 333.00 feet and a chord which bears N831949W, 67.80 feet; thence N891024W, 604.42 feet to a point of curve; thence along a curve to the right which has a radius of 267.00 feet and a chord which bears N631736W, 233.09 feet; thence S455200W, 225.46 feet; thence N440800W, 120.00 feet; thence S455200W, 83.00 feet; thence N440800W, 15.97 feet to a point of curve; thence along a curve to the right which has a radius of 167.00 feet and a chord which bears N404810W, 19.37 feet; thence S523100W, 190.40 feet; thence N440800W, 65.64 feet; thence S455200W, 188.00 feet; thence S440800E, 29.11 feet; thence S455200W, 36.78 feet; thence S883920W, 200.60 feet; thence N012040W, 1079.08 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel contains 37.290 acres. This application will be made by the Applicants and heard by the Honorable Peter C. Anderson, Branch 17, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. at the Dane County Courthouse. Please contact Verona City Administrator Bill Burns with any questions at (608) 8456495. Published: May 30, June 6 and 13, 2013 WNAXLP

tunities we have in our community after talking with smaller districts. If anyone would like to know more about the resolutions that passed or failed, please contact Renee. Consider action on proposed changes to Board Rule 460 - Student Awards and Scholarships Motion (Behnke) second (Porter) to approve the proposed changes to Board Rule 460 Student Awards and Scholarships. Motion carried (6-0). Update on personalized learning opportunities at the high school - Pam Hammen, along with Kris Cody-Johnson, Kara Johnson, Betty Wottreng, and Donna Behn attended to talk about personalized learning opportunities at the high school. Pam distributed a handout to the Board listing the many opportunities available. If anyone would like information on the personalized learning opportunities at the high school, please contact Pam Hammen. Consider action on preliminary open enrollment spaces for 2013 - 2014 school year - John Schmitt explained that the preliminary open enrollment numbers for 2013-14 are recommendations from the principals. DPI indicated that we do not have to be site specific as in the past. John distributed a revised document, which contained the data shown below. John noted that Open Enrollment opened today, February 4th and will be open until the end of April. As of 11:30 a.m. there were 48 applications. John informed the Board these are preliminary numbers given the current enrollment information. They may come back to the Board in June or July seeking additional open enrollment spaces. Motion (Zook) second (Almond) to approve the preliminary open enrollment spaces for the 2013-14 school year as follows: Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total Available # of spaces 4 1 4 2 3 8 0 2 1 21 15 17 7 85

The City of Verona Plan Commission will hold Public Hearings on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, for the following planning and zoning matters: 1) Proposed General Development Plan (GDP) for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to allow for the construction of a hotel located at 613 West Verona Avenue. 2) Proposed Zoning Map Amendment at 613 West Verona Avenue to rezone the property from the current Rural Agricultural zoning to the proposed Urban Commercial zoning district. Interested persons may comment on these planning and zoning matters during the public hearings at the July 1st Plan Commission meeting. The Plan Commission will make recommendations for these matters, which will then be reviewed by the Common Council for final decisions on Monday, July 8, 2013. Contact Adam Sayre, Director of Planning and Development, at 848-9941 for more information on these items or to receive copies of the submittals. Kami Lynch, City Clerk Published: June 13 and 20, 2013 WNAXLP



the transportation costs were too expensive. Next year, parents will have choices of day care providers within their elementary school attendance area (as determined by their home location in the district). Transportation will be provided to those centers within those attendance areas. If a family wishes to attend a preschool outside of their attendance area, they must provide transportation. If a child lives less than a 1/4 mile from their center, the child will be required to walk unless the Dane County Sherriffs office has determined there is hazardous transportation situation on that route. Bilingual Pre K students will be transported to Pooh Bear regardless of where they live in the district. The committee will be reviewing the First Student bus contract, which ends in June 2015. They will determine if the district wants to put the service out for bids. The committee also discussed briefly, the building capacity study. Dean will get the Board a copy of the capacity done by Plunkett & Raysich in 2006. The committee received a security update. To date, Sugar Creek, Badger Ridge, Savanna Oaks, New Century and Stoner Prairie have had the buzzer and video cameras installed. The response from the community has been good. In addition, the committee may be reviewing modifications to the entrances at Badger Ridge and Stoner Prairie. There will also be further work on the HS/K-wing passing time, which may include installing more cameras. They talked about the doors in buildings that can be locked in an emergency but are working with law enforcement to be sure they doors do not hinder help as well. Lastly, Badger Ridge roof repairs are looming. Dennis noted that a North Main Street Committee for Verona has been created. He will serve on that and will meet on Thursday mornings. Finance Committee Has not met. Personnel Committee Has not met. Adjourn Motion (Almond) second (Zook) at 9:16 p.m. Motion carried (6-0). Published: June 13, 2013 WNAXLP

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Verona, Wisconsin and Epic Systems Corporation will apply to the Circuit Court for Dane County to vacate a portion of the Epic plat including all street, roads, and public ways dedicated to the public and accepted for public use contained therein as specified by City of Verona Resolution No. R-13-008 (approved May 13, 2013). This application will be made pursuant to Wis. Stat. 236.43(4). The land subject to this application to vacate is legally described as: Being Outlot 4, a part of Outlot 3, and a part of Cross County Road, Epic, as recorded in Volume 58-043B of Plats, Pages 232-238, as Document Number 3865686, Dane County Registry, located in the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 17, T6N, R8E, City of Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of said Section 17; thence S012040E along the east line of said NE1/4, 1330.36 feet to the northeast corner of said Outlot 4 and the point of beginning; thence continuing S012040E, 1079.08 feet along the east line of Epic to the southwest corner of Lot 78, Meister Addition to Westridge Estates; thence S883920W, 206.35 feet; thence N062428E, 55.21 feet along the westerly right-of-way line of Cross Country Road to a point of curve; thence northwesterly along said westerly right-of-way line on a curve to the left which has a radius of 1475.00 feet and a chord which bears N032246W, 501.47 feet; thence N130959W, 158.04 feet along said westerly right-of-way line to a point of curve; thence northwesterly along said westerly right-ofway line on a curve to the right which has a radius of 1020.00 feet and a chord which bears N070734W, 214.67 feet; thence N010508W, 156.16 feet along said westerly right-of-way line to the southeast corner of Lot 1, Certified Survey Map No. 11854; thence N885432E, 270.00 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel contains 5.566 acres. This application will be made by the Applicants and heard by the Honorable Peter C. Anderson, Branch 17, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. at the Dane County Courthouse. Please contact Verona City Administrator Bill Burns with any questions at (608) 8456495. Published: May 30, June 6 and 13, 2013 WNAXLP



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Verona, Wisconsin, Four Empty Milk Cans, LLC, and Epic Systems Corporation will apply to the Circuit Court for Dane County to vacate a portion of the plat of the Meister Addition to Westridge Estates subdivision including all street, roads, public ways, and outlots, including park land, dedicated to the public and accepted for public use contained therein as specified by City of Verona Resolution No. R-13-010 (approved May 13, 2013). This application will be made pursuant to Wis. Stat. 236.43(3) and (4). The land subject to this application to vacate is legally described as: Being Lots 1-3, 12-43, 45-56, 62-78, Outlot 1, Outlot 2, Outlot 4, Mulberry Court, a part of Meister Drive, a part of Westridge Parkway, a part of Wynnwood Drive, a part of Glenwood Drive, and a part of Jenna Drive, Meister Addition to Westridge Estates, as recorded in Volume 58-034A of Plats, pages 181-183, as Document Number 3785645, Dane County Registry, located in the Southwest Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the



The Verona Area Board of Education met on Monday, February 4, 2013 in the District Administration Building. Board President Dennis Beres called the meeting to order at 7: 16 p.m. Clerk Ken Behnke confirmed the meeting was properly noticed. Present: Dennis Beres, Renee Zook, John McCulley, Jeannie Porter, Amy Almond and Ken Behnke. Absent: Joanne Gauthier Student Council Presentation Karen Wong reported that February is heart disease awareness month. Student Council is going red for the month of February and doing activities to promote heart disease prevention. On February 28th, they are asking all students to wear red. Student council is planning a carnival on March 16th to raise money for the school scholarship fund. Student Council is also helping with the Ronald McDonald House serving Sunday dinners. The next dinner is February 17th. Karen noted that this weekend is the Polar Plunge. They will take donations up until plunge time. In addition, the Fall Fashion Show is Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the PAC. This helps raise money for Junior prom. Papa Murphys will donate 10% of their sales on February 21st to the high school for prom. Karen announced that the Science Olympiad team competed at the Milwaukee Regional this past weekend. The results are not out yet. They will compete again on February 16th at the Edgewood Regional. This is a state qualifier and they must be in the top 50 to qualify for state. Model UN will attend a conference in Chicago beginning Thursday to Sunday. Audience Portion There was no one present to speak to the Board. Announcements - Dean announced that Wednesday is Digital Learning Day. One of the local news channels will be coming to the high school to do a story on Flipped Classrooms. The State Journal was supposed to be here today to do a story but was not able to make it. Dean noted that they have looked at the days and hours of instruction to be sure we meet the DPI requirements given weve had three snow days. DPI requires 180 days of instruction. Five of those can be for inclement weather and/ or conferences. We are okay on days of instruction. In addition to the days of instruction requirement, DPI requires a certain number of hours of instruction. We are okay on the hours of instruction. If we have one more snow day however, we will not be at the high school thus will need to make up time. He noted that they are looking into the Pre-K hours because there are hours of instruction required there as well. Dennis Beres announced that Joanne Gauthier is unable to attend tonights meeting. Dennis noted that he will be representing the school district at the Chamber Lunch and Learn on Thursday, February 7th at the Holiday Inn Express. Other attendees include Joe Parisi, Erika Hotchkiss, and Mayor Hockhammer. Ken Behnke is going as a Chamber member. BOARD BUSINESS Consider approval of minutes Motion (Porter) second (Zook) to approve the minutes from the January 21, 2013 Board meeting. Motion carried (6-0) Report out on WASB Delegate Assembly - Renee Zook reported that the Delegate Assembly was January 23rd. There were a variety of breakout sessions and keynote speakers. She felt the most beneficial piece was talking to people from other districts. She added that she is very grateful for the oppor-

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Motion carried (6-0). SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Update on next generation assessments Donna Behn reminded the Board that in 2014-15, students will be taking a new state assessment. In the spring, DPI is doing a pilot study and Core Knowledge has been selected as one of the pilot schools for 6th grade reading and 5th grade math. New Century was also selected for 5th grade math. Schools could volunteer to pilot the assessment as well and the high school volunteered. We will hear more on that in March. The assessment is all computerized now. Later in March, there will be a webinar to train the teachers who will administer the assessment. Calculators are built into the system and will be available only when students can use them. Special accommodations can be made (enlarge print, shading or color) for those who need it. There will be a practice test available after the training. They encourage teachers to have the students practice with this to familiarize them with the system. There will be lot of preparation for the new assessment and they are trying very hard to be sure teachers, as well as, students are prepared for the new assessments. Update on WKCE testing and results - Donna reminded the Board that the benchmarks for WKCE testing changed last year so the number of proficient and advanced designations this year will likely be much lower. We will be receiving our preliminary information soon but we are not able to share results until April 23rd. The principals will write a letter to parents prepping them for changed scores. Donna is working on a video to explain it as well. Update on North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood planning - Dean distributed maps of the area referred to as the North Stoner Prairie area. (this is area west of the Stoner / Savanna campus and on the both sides of Seminole HWY ~ 300 acres in total)The area is contained within the district. The North Stoner Prairie Planning Committee has met twice to talk about potential planning for this area. No decisions have been made and the group will probably meet for the next year or so. Set time for Board workshop to discuss Wipfli summary report and next steps Dean asked the Board to schedule a Saturday session to talk about the Wipfli summary report. This is scheduled for March 9th at 8:00 a.m. Update on innovation grants The Innovation grants were sent out to the committee. (Renee , Joanne and John.) Carmen will work on setting up a date for the committee to meet. Update on 2013 - 2014 budget Dean indicated the Governor will release his budget on or about February 20th. He noted that it may take a few days to figure out implications on school funding. As soon as we have that, we will be able to put pieces together on the budget for next year. Update on security measures This will be covered in the Building Grounds and Transportation committee update. Update on negotiations to increase Broadband - Betty Wottreng explained that the districts internet connection is hitting capacity (100 megabytes). The demand just keeps going up as we shift to more digital content with blended learning, digital textbooks, new assessments, etc. We also rely on district critical systems (such as powerschool) which are hosted offsite. Betty noted that they have been researching options for a couple months. They are finding the preliminary costs are very high at around $6000 a month (for the connection) compared to the current $3000 a year. She is hoping to have a better picture of our options the end of this week. They will then talk with the Finance Committee to discuss funding. PERSONNEL ITEMS Consider release from contract for Motion (Behnke) second (Porter) to approve the release from contract for Heidi Fogo (SO/SP Nurse). Motion carried (6-0). FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/MEETING DATES Additional Board work session scheduled for March 9th at 8:00 a.m. COMMITTEE REPORTS Building, Grounds and Transportation Committee Amy Almond reported that the BG&T Committee met at 6:15 this evening. They talked about Pre-K transportation. This year was the first year for Pre K and we transported any child whose family requested it, no matter their home location relative to the day care provider they attended. Next year we will have to scale that back as

The Verona Area Board of Education met on Monday, February 18, 2013 in the District Administration Building. Board President Dennis Beres called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m. Clerk Ken Behnke confirmed the meeting was properly noticed. Present: Dennis Beres, Renee Zook, John McCulley, Jeannie Porter, Amy Almond, Joanne Gauthier (joined at 7:12) and Ken Behnke. Student Recognition New Century Charter School - Students from New Century Charter School were recognized at the Board meeting. Zoe Sharif, Megan Vishal, Noah Kotelnicki, and Madeleine Christiansen attended the meeting and received a certificate of recognition. Livia Bakken and Landon Bakken were also recognized but were unable to attend the meeting. Audience Portion There was no one present to speak to the Board. Announcements There were no announcements. BOARD BUSINESS Consider approval of minutes Motion (Zook) second (Porter) to approve the minutes from the February 4, 2013 Board meeting. Motion carried (7-0) Consider action on open enrollment spaces for Pre K for 2013 - 2014 school year - Denny explained that the Pre-K open enrollment spaces were inadvertently left off the motion for approval at the last meeting. He asked for approval of zero open enrollment spaces for Pre-K for the 2013-14 school year. Motion (Gauthier) second (Behnke) to approve zero open enrollment spaces for Pre-K for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried (7-0). Consider action on Boys swimming cooperative - Mark Kryka explained that the boys swimming coop has been in place for about four years. They are looking for another two-year term. They have 35 swimmers in the program. Nine of them are Mt. Horeb students. The cost last year was $11,855 ($439 per swimmer). This year the cost will be up slightly. Motion (Gauthier) second (Behnke) to approve the Boys Swimming Cooperative. Motion carried (7-0). SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Review of Educator Effectiveness Donna Behn and Jason Olson gave an overview of Educator Effectiveness. By the 2014-15 school year all Wisconsin School Districts must have a fully functional performance-based evaluation system in place for teachers and principals. The Department of Public Instruction is developing a system as well as CESA 6. Both models come at a cost of $80 per person per year. Both are supported by different software. It is not know if the Governors budget will include funding for this. There is more information about Educator Effectiveness for staff to review on the Intranet under the Curriculum, Instruction tab. Update on Charter School Enrollment Requests Dean distributed an update on the charter school enrollment requests. The deadline for submitting requests was last Friday. Dean indicated that there were 44 requests for kindergarten at Core Knowledge, a total of 22 requests for grades 1 5 and a total of 25 requests for grades 6 - 8. There were 21 kindergarten requests for New Century and a total of four requests in grades 1 5. The Verona International School had 38 kindergarten requests and a total of three requests in the other grade levels. Dean noted that the next step will be the lottery to determine placement. Update on Innovation Grants Dean indicated that the committee will set some time to go over the grants. Update on Global Academy Dean noted that Terry Tessman is no longer teaching for us as it did not work out with her schedule. Angie MidthunHensen is taking over for her. The district will owe Middleton for Terrys time which will be about $20,000. There will also be a cost for the four students taking courses at Middleton of about $1000 per student. Dean will bring the 66:03 agreement to the Board as soon as it is received. Update on Dane County Student Conference Dean announced that a group of high school students who attended the Minority Student Achievement Network conference in Phoenix earlier this year are planning to host a regional conference here at the high school in the PAC. The conference will be April 8th and 9th. Calvin Terrell will be the featured speaker. An invite will be extended to all Dane County schools. They are keeping this at virtually no cost to the students. Dean will report back how many other districts will attend. PERSONNEL ITEMS

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There were no personnel items listed on the agenda. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/MEETING DATES As listed on agenda. COMMITTEE REPORTS Building, Grounds and Transportation Committee Amy reported that the committee met earlier this evening. They talked about school safety and are collecting information for possible remodels. Savanna Oaks has a bid for changing the office entry so staff will face the front door. The quote is for $9,600 dollars. The Badger Ridge remodel will be more extensive as they are installing another set of doors inside the front doors. Those renovations would be about $26,000. Stoner Prairie and Sugar Creek are looking at more quotes from the architect. Cameras/buzzers have been installed in each of the five schools for $3500 per camera. Amy noted that they have not committed to making the renovations yet. In addition, the committee talked about the high school A-wing modifications. This is where the metals shop, wood shop, and tech ed has their programming. It is the lower level below the Sugar River Gallery. The remodel for some of the classrooms could exceed $450,000. Heating and ventilation would need to be upgraded as well. The remodels would allow for space to be used more efficiently. Again, the committee has not committed to doing renovations, but they are looking at options to make better use of the space we have. The committee talked about neighborhood development. There is construction feeding into Glacier Edge and Country View areas. Amy noted that the district could consider moving attendance areas before they build out. It is something the Board will want to keep an eye on to be sure we arent forgetting to consider these things as developments get built. The district could also consider the feasibility of adding on to some of our schools. Some buildings have been designed for adding on so we will consider those options as well. Amy added that at some point the Board will have to discuss their philosophy regarding school size and type (e.g. what is too big, larger schools or a building that is completely different than our traditional buildings, etc.). Finance Committee Renee reported that the committee met this evening. They talked about debt refinancing and would like to have Michele from PMA come in to look at options. Chris Murphy will talk Michele. Renee noted that the committee is eager to hear the state budget as well. Motion (Zook) second (McCulley) to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $3,245,027.58. Motion carried (7-0). Personnel Committee Has not met. Adjourn Motion (Porter) second (Zook) at 8:10 p.m. to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of 1) discussing the terms of the superintendents employment contract and establishing negotiation parameters related thereto as authorized by section 19.85 (1) (c) and (e) Wis. Stats and 2) conferring with the school board about the compensation of a school district employee as authorized by Section 19.85 (1) (c) Wis. Stats. Roll call vote: McCulley-yes; Zook-yes; Beres-yes; Behnke-yes; Porter-yes; Gauthier-yes; Almond-yes. Motion carried (7-0). Published: June 13, 2013 WNAXLP


1. The meeting was called to order by Council President McGilvray at 7:00 p.m. 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call: L. Diaz, E. Doyle, S. Manley, H. Reekie, B. Stiner, and D. Yurs. Mayor Hochkammer was absent and excused. Also in attendance: City Engineer, B. Gundlach; City Administrator, B. Burns; and City Clerk, K. Lynch. 4. Public Comment Dave Hornung, 104 N Franklin Street spoke on behalf of item 10. (1) Potential Purchase of Property in the Downtown. Mr. Hornung objected the purchase of property to be used for a parking lot as he feels it would only benefit employees of downtown businesses and not the visitors in the downtown. 5. Approval of Minutes: Motion by Reekie, seconded by Manley, to approve the minutes of the May 13, 2013 Common Council meeting. Motion carried 6/0t 6. Mayors Business * Council President McGilvray reminded the community of Hometown Days coming up June 6th through June 9th with fireworks at 9:30 on Thursday evening and a parade at noon on Sun-



* Mayor Hochkammer, Council President McGilvray, and Alderperson Reekie are planning to meet with the candidates for the vacant City Council position and plan to make a recommendation to the City Council. 7. Administrators Report 8. Engineers Report 9. COMMITTEE REPORTS A. Finance Committee (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Payment of Bills. Motion by Manley, seconded by Doyle to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $280,125.58. Motion carried 6/0. 10. Old Business (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Potential Purchase of Property in the Downtown. The Common Council may Convene in Closed Session as Authorized by Section 19.85(1)(e) of the Wisconsin Statutes for the Purpose of Deliberating or Negotiating the Purchase of Public Properties whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. The Common Council may reconvene in Open Session and Take Action on the Closed Session Item. Motion by Manley to convene into closed session. There was no immediate second to go into closed session. Ald. Diaz requested that the item be discussed in open session and asked Administrator Burns to provide as much information on the item as possible in open session. Ald. Manley expressed that he feels it would be in the best interest of the City and residents to discuss the item in closed session as it involves a negotiating process. Ald. Stiner explained that there is resistance from residents in the downtown area to the City purchasing property. Ald. Reekie asked Mr. Burns to provide an explanation of the item in open session and would then second the Motion to convene into closed session to discuss potential negotiations. Mr. Burns provided an explanation on the status of the downtown study and that staff considers properties as they become available on the market that are in areas identified for potential redevelopment. Motion by Manley, seconded by Reekie, to convene in closed session. A roll call vote was taken with the following voting aye: Ald. Doyle, Ald. Manley, Ald. Reekie, and Ald. Yurs. Voting no were Ald. Diaz and Ald. Stiner. The Motion carried 4/2 and at 7:27 p.m. the Common Council convened into closed session. Motion by Yurs, seconded by Diaz to reconvene into open session. Motion carried 6/0 and at 7:55 p.m. the Common Council reconvened into open session. No action was taken in closed session. Mr. Burns reported that as the City continues to work on the downtown study the City is examining property which is currently available for purchase in the area. One of the properties currently on the market is 102 E. Park Street. At this point the City does not have a specific plan or proposal for the use of this property, but it is located in an area that has been identified for potential redevelopment. 11. New Business (1) Discussion and Possible Action Re: Approval of Operators Licenses from Tamara Belstner, Mary Hannemann, Amber Holmes, Susan LaMantia, Kari Roehrig, Casey Dudley, Hunter Turkelson, Tashina Sollenberger, and Bradley Kimmel. Motion by Manley, seconded by Yurs to approve the licenses with the contingency that all background checks are completed and approved before issuance of the licenses. Motion carried 6/0. 12. Announcements * Ald. Stiner announced a few happenings in Verona later this week: o The Old Time Fiddlers will be coming to the Senior Center on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. o On Friday at the Senior Center residents age 90 and older will gather to celebrate their birthdays. The recognition begins at 11:00 a.m. o On Saturday, June 1st Art Cresson will be leading a walk through the Verona cemetery at 11:00 a.m. * Ald. Yurs also championed the cemetery walk and the history in our cemetery. * Ald. Yurs thanked Zeek for sending him a letter about allowing chickens in the City. He received the letter but is looking for contact information for Zeek so he may formally respond to his letter. 13. Adjournment Motion by Manley, seconded by Doyle to adjourn the meeting at 8:01 p.m. Motion carried 6/0. Kami Lynch, Clerk Published: June 13, 2013 WNAXLP ***


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Committee: Houses, not apartments in North Stoner Prairie

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road and is bisected by Seminole Highway. The committee opted for single-family houses east of Seminole Highway (abutting Savanna Oaks Middle School) and commercial and industrial development west of the road. Dave Schreiber with Schreiber Anderson Associates, one of three consultants hired to plan the neighborhood, outlined the status of the plan at the May 21 meeting of the Plan Commission. See more online at
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Fitchburgs newest neighborhood probably wont include mixed use development or affordable housing. Although those attributes are oft-cited goals of planners, a steering committee formulating plans

for the 365-acre North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood declined to include these provisions in favor of more upscale singlefamily homes. The decision mirrors the preferences of residents who have helped plan other neighborhoods in Fitchburg. The neighborhood is immediately north of Lacy

The North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood is near the Seminole Highway and Lacy Road intersection in Fitchburg.

Annual concerts at McKee starts summer series June 10

Music will burst into the air of McKee Farms Park on the second Monday of every month this summer. Starting on June 10, Concerts at McKee begins with a new twist: this year, youth will storm the stage. Before the headlining group, youth bands will get the chance to play. Presented by Madison Music Foundry, these bands have all taken part in a program offered by the Foundry. Sincerely, Persephone (June 10) was formed through the Rock Workshop, an educational program in which the Madison Music Foundry thrusts together students into bands where they rehearse, create and record original songs, and play a show at the High Noon Saloon. The Foundry Jazz Ensemble (July 8) is composed of students of the foundry, who were hand picked for their commitment to learning their instrument. See more online at

Music for Free

Festa Italia
Festa Italia, a threeday celebration of Italian heritage, was the first weekend in June at McKee Farms Park. The fest is put on by the Italian Workmens Club. Festivities of the weekend included live music, folk dancing, pasta eating contest and childrens activities. Left, members of the Italian American Womens Club sell varieties of Italian cookies.
Photos by Victoria Vlisides

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355 Recreational Vehicles

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360 Trailers

340 Autos

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390 Auto: Wanted To Buy

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508 Child Care & Nurseries

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342 Boats & Accessories

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516 Cleaning Services

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532 Fencing
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June 13, 2013

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576 Special Services

548 Home Improvement

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705 Rentals

664 Lawn & Garden

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770 Resort Property For Rent

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666 Medical & Health Supplies

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143 Notices

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820 Misc. Investment Property For Sale

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668 Musical Instruments

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845 Houses For Sale

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870 Residential Lots

TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGSSPRING HILL 1st Addition. .70 wooded lot. Has well on property. $70,000. Bob 608-873-8267

STOUGHTON/KENILWORTH- QUIET 2-bedroom, balcony, water. Private Owner. No Pets. $675/mo. Available July 1st and Aug 1st Handicap-accessible 608-212-0829 STOUGHTON-LARGE 2-BDRM unit in quiet, owner managed 10 unit. All appliances, C/A, gas heat. Close to shopping, off street parking, large yard. Laundry. $665/month. Water included, elec/gas extra. Approx. 850 sq ft. Available July 1. Call 608-772-0234

402 Help Wanted, General

676 Plants & Flowers

150 Places To Go

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688 Sporting Goods & Recreational

550 Insurance

638 Construction & Industrial Equipment

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554 Landscaping, Lawn, Tree & Garden Work

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642 Crafts & Hobbies

690 Wanted

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648 Food & Drink

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692 Electronics

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VERONA 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments ($545-$690) in a small 24 unit building. Includes heat, hot water, water & sewer, off-street parking, fully carpeted, 2 bedrooms have dishwasher , and coin operated laundry and storage in basement. Convenient to Madison's west side. Call KC at 608-273-0228 to view your new home.

STOUGHTON TOWNHOUSE 2-Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, All Appliances Including W/D, FF Laundry, Basement, Attached Garage. $875/Month. No Pets. No Smoking. 835-8806

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446 Agriculture, Landscaping & Lawn Care

VERONA DUPLEX- Small, 1-bedroom, office and 1car garage. Walking distance to groceries/restaurants/biketrail. Available 7/01/13 $685/mo. Diiscount for mowing. 608-225-0158

TANGEMAN TREE Care is hiring ground personnel. Must be safe, dependable, hard working with a clean drivers license. 608-345-0198

720 Apartments

447 Professional

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OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available spring/summer. Great central location, on-site or in-unit laundry, patio, dishwasher and A/C. $700-$715/month. Call Kelly at 608-255-7100 or visit ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $695 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589

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652 Garage Sales

EDGERTON- 952 Stonefield Dr, Thursday 3-7, Friday 8-4, Sat 8-1 Girl Clothes, 0-2T, toys and household items.

560 Professional Services

OREGON 280 Robinson Rd. 6/13 Thursday Only 8-5. Massive Garage Sale - Everything for baby, kids toys and clothes, household items, furniture, collectibles, sports items, books. STOUGHTON- 1009 Park View Dr June 13-15, 8am-5pm. STOUGHTON 1332 Harrison Ct. Off Eisenhower 6/12-13 4-7, 6/14 8-5, 6/15 8-12. Multi-family sale. Women's clothes size sm-xl. Boys and girls clothes. Home decor, buffet, power wheels truck, kitchen items, area rugs.

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STOUGHTON 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Large, $600 for 1 Bedroom and $700 for 2 Bedroom includes Heat and Water. No Dogs. 608-205-9333 STOUGHTON 2-BEDROOM Spacious Townhouse style apartment. Great location. Private Entrance, Laundry, Garage, Balcony, Storage. $715/month. No Pets. 608-225-1061

760 Mobile Homes

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696 Wanted To Buy

STOUGHTON- 601 Larvik Lane, Thurs, June 13 3pm-8pm, Fri, June 14 8amnoon. All proceeds from this sale will go to Forward Lymphoma STOUGHTON- 717 Larvik Ln. 6/13 noon7pm, 6/14 7am-5pm, 6/15 7am-11am. STOUGHTON- 821 Nygaard St. 6/13 12pm-4pm, 6/14 8am-4pm, 6/15 8am12pm. Computer desk, 32" TV cabinet, air compressor, 2 wing back chairs, work bench. Women's plus-size clothes, much more

CASH PAID FOR ANTIQUE Harley Davidson, Indian or other motorcycles & parts from 1900-1965. Any condition. Will pick up anywhere. 309-645-4623 (wcan) WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks. We sell used parts. Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm. Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59 Edgerton, 608-884-3114.

730 Condos & Townhouses For Rent

EVANSVILLE MODERN Spacious 2bdrm-1bth townhome with garage. Microwave/laundry/dishwasher. Large bedrooms, walk-in closets, skylights, patio, private entrance. Gas heat/AC $775/mo plus utilities. Available July 1. 608-772-0234.

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Are you a skilled web designer? Does working in an ever changing, fast-paced environment excite you? Are you a self-motivated person with creative ideas? If you answered yes to all three of these questions, you might be the TH Medias next Web Designer. This Web Designer position is located in Dubuque, IA. Responsibilities include developing, testing, and auditing of THonline, other TH Media websites, and our mobile site. In addition, this person should also be skilled in print design, provide a high level of timely and accurate customer service, and stay abreast of the latest trends as it relates to web development. To be considered for this position, you must have a two-year college degree in a related field (or the equivalent in experience) and one to three years experience with Web site creation, design and online publishing. Additionally, experience with content management systems is a plus. For consideration, apply online at TH Media, a division of Woodward Communications, is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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The Oregon Police Department is currently accepting applications for a full-time Police Clerk II. Majority of duties include word processing and data entry. SALARY: $18.64 per hour. QUALIFICATIONS: Good public relations skills, excellent proofreading skills, excellent typing skills, excellent communication skills, ability to work in Microsoft Word and Excel applications, and good working knowledge of computers. HOURS OF WORK: The hours of work are 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. APPLY: Applications are due by June 28, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. to the Oregon Police Department, 383 Park Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608/835-3111). Applications will be mailed upon request or may be picked up in person at the police station. They may also be printed from the Village website ( Only Village of Oregon applications will be accepted. The contact person is Administrative Assistant Ruti Trace ( AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Village of Oregon Police Department Full-Time Police Clerk II


20 - The Verona Press - June 13, 2013

Fathers Day is Sunday, June 16

1828 Sandhill Road, Oregon, WI 608-835-7569 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-7:30 pm Saturday 8:30 am-5 pm Sunday 9 am-4 pm SUMMER HOURS START JUNE 20
Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm; Sat-Sun 9 am-4 pm

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June 12 thru June 17 10% off our entire inventory

Annuals Perennials Garden Accent Items Mulch Potting Soil


Fathers Day Week June 12 thru June 17

5% Off
Entire Order
Limit 1 per koupon. Limit 1 koupon per kustomer per day. Valid June 12 thru June 17, 2013


Thank you for supporting local agriculture by shopping outside the box!

Come early for the best selection!

Directions from Stoughton: Take 138 toward Oregon. Go past Eugsters Farm Market, one mile and turn right on Sunrise Rd. Go one more mile then turn left on Town Line Rd. Continue on to Sand Hill Rd. (approximately one mile) and turn right. Directions from Fitchburg: Take Fish Hatchery Road south to Netherwood Road. Turn left and go through Oregon past Walgreens to a left on Sand Hill Road. Directions from Verona: Take Cty. M to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right and go to Netherwood Road. Turn left at Netherwood Rd. through Oregon past Walgreens to a left on Sand Hill Rd.