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Inside this issue:
Local: Music: Sports:
School district
taxes approved. Page 3
Special concert will honor
Peanuts Esser. Page 5
Middleton has staunch
defense. Page 13
Dining Guide. . . . . . . . . . 5
Environment . . . . . . . . . 1 3
Classieds . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fire District
honors those
who died in
terror attacks
The Middleton Fire District held
its annual 9/11 memorial last week,
honoring the 343 first responders
who perished in the terrorist at-
tacks of Sept. 11, 2011. The station
posted guard at 7 a.m., called
everyone to the bell at 8:39, and
read the names of all 343 men and
women starting at 8:44. The cere-
mony continued with the wailing
of sirens, a story of survival, an in-
vocation and the song Amazing
Grace. At right, firefighters stand
behind a piece of the Twin Towers
Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger
City leaf collection to
begin October 1
Bulk leaf collection will begin on or
about October 1 and will continue
through November or until snow cover,
whichever comes first.
Leaves must be windrowed along
the terrace, but not placed in the street
or gutter. Please place your leaves
away from trees, mailboxes and other
obstructions. Leaves in bags or con-
tainers will not be collected, and leaves
mixed with brush will not be collected;
leaves and brush must be kept in sepa-
rate piles.
Please reference the citys new Leaf
and Garden Waste Collection Policy at
The Middleton Plan Commis-
sion has reviewed and discussed a
report they requested to gain a
deeper understanding of the impli-
cations of using private well and
septic tanks in a proposed neigh-
borhood adjacent to Pleasant
View Golf Course.
The commission also discussed
a possible TIF expenditure for
Parmenter Street improvements.
Erdman Holdings Inc. is the de-
veloper behind the proposed new
ruralist subdivision they are call-
ing Pleasant View Ridge. The de-
velopment would turn 162 acres
of rural land between U.S. High-
way 14 and Pleasant View Golf
Course into an assortment of resi-
dential neighborhoods situated
around a working farm.
Erdman Holdings planned to
break ground within 2014 and
complete the development by
School district
scored low in
morale survey
The Middleton-Cross Plains Area
Board of Education commissioned
School Perceptions, an independent re-
search firm that specializes in conduct-
ing surveys for public and private
schools, to find out where the districts
morale stands.
The overall morale is relatively low
in Middleton compared to the rest of
the state, but consistent with a low
morale throughout Dane County, the
findings showed.
More than 600 staff throughout the
district took the survey. Bill Foster,
president of School Perceptions, pre-
ATC to hold power
line open houses
ATC, ITC announce public
open houses for Wisconsin
portion of Cardinal-Hickory
Creek Transmission Line
American Transmission Co. and
ITC Midwest LLC will host open
houses to introduce to the public
their plans for a new electric trans-
mission line that would connect
Dane County, Wisconsin, and
Dubuque County, Iowa.
The Cardinal-Hickory Creek
Project, previously called Cardinal
Bluffs, would connect ATCs Car-
dinal Substation in the Town of
Middleton with ITCs proposed
Hickory Creek Substation in
Dubuque County, Iowa. The Mid-
continent Independent System Op-
erator, Inc., the regional electric
transmission organization, ap-
proved the need for the approxi-
mately 125-mile, 345,000-volt
Cardinal-Hickory Creek project as
part of a portfolio of 17 transmis-
sion line projects that were identi-
fied as Multi-Value Projects.
ATC claims these projects are
expected to deliver multiple bene-
fits to electric consumers across the
Midwest region by improving elec-
tric system reliability, providing
economic benefits to utilities and
See SEPTIC, page 9
See SURVEY, page 9
See ATC, page 9
Relationship with the
teachers appears to have
improved since survey
A gas leak Wednesday morning at
Greenway Boulevard and North High
Point Road caused ramps to the Belt-
line East and West to be shut down by
authorities. Traffic on Greenway and
North High Point was also stopped.
Gas leak at Greenway
Ahmeti, Ardian, 34, Mc Farland, WI
53558, Motor vehicle liability insur-
ance required, 08/11/2013, $10.00
Allhoff, Thomas W II, 31, Madison,
WI 53703, Vehicle Registration Re-
v o k e d / S u s p e n d e d / Ca n c e l ,
08/07/2013, $88.80
Baker, Roger B, 46, Middleton, WI
53562, Dog/Cat Not Run At Large,
08/04/2013, $101.40
Barbian, Alex J, 25, Waunakee, WI
53597, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/08/2013, $164.40
Barbian, Alex J, 25, Waunakee, WI
53597, Motor vehicle liability insur-
ance required, 08/08/2013, $10.00
Batkhuu, Batzorig, 33, Los Ange-
les, CA 90020, Vehicle Registration
Revoked/ Suspended/ Cancel ,
08/07/2013, $88.80
Batkhuu, Batzorig, 33, Los Ange-
les, CA 90020, Operating w/o a Valid
Drivers License, 08/07/2013, $114.00
Becker, Jestin Z, 38, Middleton, WI
53562, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/09/2013, $88.80
Boissonnault, Jacob Luis, 24, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, Operating while
Suspended, 07/30/2013, $114.00
Boissonnault, Jacob Luis, 24, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, Operating vehicle
without insurance, 07/30/2013,
Box, Thomas W, 67, Whitewater,
WI 53190, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 07/27/2013, $88.80
Brammer, Jordan Geanyce, 21,
Middleton, WI 53562, Operating while
Suspended, 08/01/2013, $114.00
Brovelli, Dwayne, 48, Madison, WI
53717, Disorderly Conduct,
08/23/2013, $240.00
Bunch, Darryl A, 49, Fitchburg, WI
53713, Operating vehicle without in-
surance, 08/05/2013, $0.00
Bunyan Jr, William M, 44, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Non Registration,
07/31/2013, $0.00
Cameron, Rachael Dawn, 32, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, 08/08/2013,
Cameron, Rachael Dawn, 32, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, Motor vehicle liabil-
ity insurance required, 08/08/2013,
Carranza Morales, Gonzalo, 28,
Middleton, WI 53562, Operating while
Suspended, 08/01/2013, $114.00
Carranza, Anselmo, 49, Middleton,
WI 53562, Operating w/o a Valid Dri-
vers License, 08/08/2013, $114.00
Cavanaugh, Joshua M, 23, Reeds-
burg, WI 53959, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, 05/13/2012, $114.00
Cavanaugh, Joshua M, 23, Reeds-
burg, WI 53959, Possession of Con-
trolled Substance, 05/13/2012, $0.00
Clemens, Brent A, 36, De Forest,
WI 53532, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 07/28/2013, $88.80
Colstad, Rachel M, 31, Prairie Du
Sac, WI 53578, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 07/28/2013, $88.80
Crothers, Natalie A, 32, Wisconsin
Dells, WI 53965, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, 08/09/2013,
Dolsey, Jessica L, 31, Madison, WI
53713, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 07/28/2013, $88.80
Doremus, Nicholas G, 25, Madi-
son, WI 53703, Motor vehicle liability
insurance required, 08/06/2013,
Draeger, Melissa A, 34, Lake Mills,
WI 53551, Speeding 55 MPH Zone,
08/03/2013, $88.80
Egerstrand, Marianne B, 54, Madi-
son, WI 53704, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/20/2013, $88.80
Eggebrecht, Jamie L, 55, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Operating vehicle
without insurance, 08/02/2013, $0.00
Eicher, Paul Jeffery, 22, Cross
Plains, WI 53528, Non Registration,
08/02/2013, $0.00
Ellickson, Edward G, 65, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Operating While Intox-
icated, 08/04/2013, $801.00
Enge, Travis M, 33, Prairie Du
Sac, WI 53578, FYR to Pedestrian/Bi-
cyclist/EPAMD at Controll,
08/04/2013, $88.80
Erdman, Frank William, 55, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, FYR while Making
Left Turn, 07/31/2013, $88.80
Fisher, Christopher N, 52, Madi-
son, WI 53705, Vehicle Registration
Revoked/ Suspended/ Cancel ,
08/09/2013, $88.80
Fisher, Christopher N, 52, Madi-
son, WI 53705, Operating vehicle
without insurance, 08/09/2013,
Fisher, Christopher N, 52, Madi-
son, WI 53705, Operating while Sus-
pended, 08/09/2013, $114.00
Flad, Christopher J, 40, Cross
Plains, WI 53528, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, 08/09/2013,
Gainor, John G, 44, La Crosse, WI
54601, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/05/2013, $88.80
Gold, Phillip E, 27, Madison, WI
53716, Non Registration, 08/04/2013,
Gorbacheva, Liudmila I, 72, Madi-
son, WI 53705, Failure to Keep Vehi-
cle Under Control, 08/03/2013,
Gorvego, Korpo Kolu, 27, Madi-
son, WI 53705, Non Registration,
08/10/2013, $88.80
Gowan, Aaron J, 21, Cross Plains,
WI 53528, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/09/2013, $88.80
Gowda, Krishne, 53, Madison, WI
53719, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/21/2013, $88.80
Griffin, Richard P, 30, Madison, WI
53719, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/01/2013, $114.00
Guaderrama, Sergio A, 46, Madi-
son, WI 53704, Operating w/o a Valid
Drivers License, 08/04/2013, $114.00
Guaderrama, Sergio A, 46, Madi-
son, WI 53704, Motor vehicle liability
insurance required, 08/04/2013,
Guaderrama, Sergio A, 46, Madi-
son, WI 53704, Operator Fail/Have
Passenger/Seatbelted, 08/04/2013,
Hahn, Beth A, 62, Cambria, WI
53923, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/05/2013, $114.00
Hahn, Beth A, 62, Cambria, WI
53923, Motor vehicle liability insur-
ance required, 08/05/2013, $10.00
Hamilton, Joan E, 50, Waunakee,
WI 53597, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/08/2013, $114.00
Hansen, Michael J, 36, Prairie Du
Sac, WI 53578, Non Registration,
08/13/2013, $0.00
Hansen, Michael J, 36, Prairie Du
Sac, WI 53578, Motor vehicle liability
insurance required, 08/13/2013,
Hanson, Kenneth J, 29, Wauna-
kee, WI 53597, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/05/2013, $114.00
Heiman, Glenn A, 45, Fort Atkin-
son, WI 53538, Seatbelt Required
Municipal Court Report - City of Middleton
See COURT, page 10
The Middleton-Cross Plains Area
School District Board of Education
unanimously approved three of the
four resolutions related to the 2013-14
district budget on Monday, Sept. 15.
In addition, a fourth resolution to in-
crease the pay of school board mem-
bers was approved by residents in the
audience by a 12-1 margin.
Board of Education treasurer Anne
Bauer and Board member Leeanne
Hallquist provided a 20-minute
overview of the budget. Superintendent
Don Johnson also provided a State of
the District presentation. It was the sec-
ond consecutive year that has been in-
cluded in the meeting.
The four resolutions that were voted
upon were:
1.) Resolution A: Resolution to
Levy a Tax for Adding to Capital Fund.
The fund, which is used for mainte-
nance, is for 900,000 this fiscal year.
2.) Resolution B: Adoption of Tax
Levy of $64,810,458 for the 2014-15
fiscal year.
3.) Resolution C: Adoption of
School Board Salaries for 2014-15.
President Bob Green will receive
$4,200 and the other eight Board mem-
bers will receive $3,600. The salary in-
crease is the first for Board members
since the 1998 annual meeting.
4.) Resolution D: Authorization for
Sale of Surplus Property/Equipment.
There was some real debate about
former Board member Bob Hessel-
beins motion to increase BOE salaries
by $100 a month. Some members
thought it was the wrong message in
light of a growing percentage of strug-
gling families in the District and the in-
ability to raise salaries consistently
since 2010.
The tax levy will increase by 6.09
percent and the mill rate will increase
by 5.04 percent, Bauer said. That as-
Town will build shed to store winter salt
Town of Middleton Administrator
David Shaw hopes not to worry about
having enough road salt this winter as
the town board last week approved a
$993,000 salt storage shed and parking
lot project.
The town used sand and a 50-ton
purchase from the city of Middleton to
stretch its salt supply last winter.
A new 6,400-sqaure-foot shed to be
built this fall just west of Fire Station
#2 should accommodate a seasons
worth of salt, plus store other road ma-
terials, and rent 1,200 square feet to the
Middleton Fire District.
We were getting crammed for
space (at the town garage) and the fire
district wanted more storage
room...Also, the town has grown a lot
since the old salt shed was built, said
Shaw about need for the project.
An 80-stall parking lot will be con-
structed this fall adjacent to the new
salt shed. It replaces parking that will
no longer be provided by K&M Con-
crete, just north of town hall, needed
for baseball games at Pioneer Park.
The shed and parking lot were part
of a Pioneer Lands residential develop-
ment the board prepared but the resi-
dents unanimously voted down in an
April annual meeting. Residents
wanted the 15 acres south of Pioneer
Park left undeveloped but agreed that
more parking and storage was needed.
Joe Daniels Construction Company,,
the only firm to submit a completed
bid, was awarded the project Monday
and should begin site work in a few
weeks, said Shaw.
An area below Fire Station #2 will
be excavated with the soil used to raise
and level the 80-stall parking lot site.
The lot will be topped with recycled as-
phalt, also called regrind, that does not
bind as well as asphalt but better than
gravel, said Shaw.
Regrind has been used at the Voss
Park parking lot but board would con-
sider paving Pioneer Parks new 80-
stall lot if the regrind does not perform
well there, said Shaw.
Using regrind keeps the cost of the
parking lot around $100,000, Shaw
The salt shed will be constructed of
split-faced brick, in colors similar to
the fire station, and corrugated steel
The structures west end will be 27-
feet tall but less than 10-feet tall on the
east side as it abuts the slope below the
fire station.
It wont be an obtrusive building,
Shaw said.
Nearby residents where initially
concerned about the sheds appearance
but voiced no opposition to the project
Monday, Shaw said.
The neighbors were not interested
in an eyesore. I think well have not a
beautiful piece of architecture but not
a bad-looking building either, he said.
The salt shed and the parking lot
should be completed by the end of the
year in time to receive salt deliveries,
Shaw said.
The current salt shed, next to town
hall, should be filled with road salt in
October, said Shaw. Salt will be or-
dered as needed and delivered to the
new shed when completed. Next year,
the current salt shed will be put to other
The board asked the Finance Com-
mittee to recommend options to fund
the $993,000 project. The town could
use its cash reserves to pay for the proj-
ect, borrow money or use a combina-
tion of the two, said Shaw.
Shaw expects the board will decide
how to pay for the project within a few
MCPSD tax levy adopted at annual school district meeting
See LEVY, page 11
Tax levy will rise by
6.09 percent, mill rate
to go up 5.04 percent
- the school board
gives itself a raise
Sprechers Restaurant and Pub, lo-
cated at 1262 John Q Hammons, is
glad to welcome one and all to this
years Sprechtoberfest celebration.
Known as Wisconsins Family
Brewpub, Sprechers enjoyed hosting
this one-day event over the past couple
of years so much they extended it into
a six-day extravaganza. Sprechers is
partnering with Reach-a-Child for this
years event, and patronage will help to
put books in the hands of first respon-
ders to ease the stress and trauma of
children in crisis.
In addition to an array of German
delicacies - which may include Munich
Meatballs, Sauerbraten, Schnitzel, and
German Chocolate Cake - and
Sprecher specialty draft beers and
gourmet sodas, this year they are glad
to welcome Mama Dear, an act straight
from Nashville that
named its Best Up-and-Comer.
Also, some of this areas finest
bands will perform, and there will be
countless other attractions for all ages.
For the kids, they will have emergency
vehicles and crews from the surround-
ing areas, face-painting, coloring con-
tests, and much more. And as the sun
goes down, they will have tons for the
adults from live music and dancing to
quarter-barrel bowling and strong man
competitions, prizes, raffles, silent auc-
tions, the list goes on and on.
Its certain to be six days packed
with music, food, and fun for the whole
Sprechtoberfest runs from Tuesday,
Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 28.
To learn more about Reach a Child
and our combined mission, visit
The next Middleton Action Team
Open Mic Night will take place Thurs-
day, September 18 at Craftsman Table
& Tap, 6712 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave.
Middleton Hills, 6:00-8:00pm.
The guest presenter will be Andrea
Kaminski, Executive Director, League
of Women Voters of Wisconsin.
The topic will be: What have we
done to deserve voter suppression?
The evening ends with people who
have signed up to rant, rave, recite po-
etry, sing, perform music, comedy,
each having three minutes.
Join them upstairs, order from the
menu and enjoy the cash bar. Feel free
to bring a food item for Middleton Out-
reach Ministry.
Sponsored by the Friends of Pheas-
ant Branch Conservancy, its Orien-
teering For Everyone! (rescheduled
from August). The event will take
place Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 7:30
pm. Meet at the Orchid Heights Park
shelter, 4198 Park Trail, Middleton.
Guides will be Evan Wing, Jeff
Everson and Mike Zolinski of Medicus
WRX Adventure Racing Families are
Please bring a compass (at any
sporting goods store for as little as
RSVPs appreciated to Colleen: edu- or 608-
Come for the basics of orienteering!
Learn to navigate various terrains using
a compass and topographic map an
important skill to have. You will match
what you see in the landscape (land,
water and man-made features) with the
details on a USGS topographic map.
Up to two miles of light walking, or
youth-focused compass activities at the
Medicus WRX is a not for profit
group of amateur adventure racers who
have been racing together for 8 years.
The team has more than ten top 5 fin-
ishes and qualified this year to race in
the USARA Adventure Race National
Championship in Maryland. Continued
success and an ever-increasing knowl-
edge base has inspired the team to give
back to the adventure racing commu-
nity by promoting the sport and hosting
races in the Wisconsin area.
Remember to dress for the weather
and mosquitoes. Bring a flashlight
days are getting short!
Rec office has new hours
Its Sprechtoberfest
Get oriented today
MAT event about voter suppression
The Public Lands, Recreation, and
Forestry Department is now open for
the Labor Day-Memorial Day Office
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m. to 3
The Fall, Winter, & Spring Guide is
now available ONLINE! It will be dis-
tributed through the MCPASD at a fu-
ture date. You can now register for the
FALL programs: soccer, ballet, tae
kwon do, adult volleyball, art classes,
Engineering for Kids, Young Rem-
brandts, Celebrations Art Studio, Twin
Valley Clay, and more!
Koestecki is reading winner!
Here is the Grand Prize winner for the Midddleton Public Librarys Teen Summer Reading Program. Emma
Kostecki (center) won the Kindle Fire. She is accompanied by her friends Bella and Maggie Zopf.
Presentation on
Polish history
On Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. the
Middleton Public Library will host a
lecture entitled Poland: The Heart of
In honor of October being National
Polish-American Heritage Month, this
program captures the essence of Polish
history and culture, from the earliest
times to the 21st century, as Poland
finds its place among the nations of
modern Europe.
Presenter Eva Verhoven describes
the event as a virtual tour of the Eastern
European nation: Traveling along the
picturesque Vistula river running
through the heart of Poland, we pass
through Krakow in the south, the cul-
tural capital of Poland, continuing
north through the historic capital city
of Warsaw. We end up in the port city
of Gdansk on the Baltic Sea where the
first shots of WWII were fired and,
years later, the Solidarity movement
was born.
Verhoven was born and raised in
Poland, where she worked with the
Polish National Tourist Office arrang-
ing tours for English-speaking visitors.
She has given numerous presentations
and lectures on Polish history and cul-
ture for the UWs Center for Russian,
Eastern European, and Central Asia
Studies and has taught classes on Pol-
ish film and theater at Madison Col-
lege. She currently works as a
Polish-language interpreter for hospi-
tals and clinics in Dane county.
For more information or to register
for this program, visit, email, or call 608-827-
Special concert will honor Peanuts Esser
Rod Peanuts Esser will celebrate
50 years as a custodian in the Middle-
ton-Cross Plains Area School District
with a very special event in 2015.
Esser will be honored at a concert by
Maggie Mae to be held at the Middle-
ton Performing Arts Center on Satur-
day, April 18. Esser has seen Mae in
person more than a dozen times, in-
cluding throughout Wisconsin, Min-
nesota and even in Branson, Mo.
All proceeds from the event will
benefit the MCPASD Education Foun-
I am honored and humbled that
everyone is making such a fuss over
this, said Esser, who for most of his
time has worked as the custodian at
Park Elementary in Cross Plains. I
love Maggies concerts. Everyone who
comes will have a great time. She pro-
vides good, wholesome entertain-
Tickets for the show, which begins
at 7 p.m., are $26 for orchestra seating
and $21 for mezzanine seating. All
seats are reserved. Tickets can be pur-
chased through Brown Paper Tickets,
either through the companys website
( or by
calling 1-800-838-3006. The PAC has
more than 550 orchestra seats and
nearly 350 mezzanine seats.
The Lions Club of Cross Plains, the
Park PTO and St. Francis Xavier
Catholic Church will sell food, bever-
ages and dessert before the concert.
The PAC will open at 5 p.m. and Mae
and Esser will be available to meet
with people before and after the show.
A short tribute to Esser will begin at
6:45 p.m.
Mae, a home-grown talented coun-
try singer and
Nashville record-
ing artist from
Oxford, Wis., has
been entertaining
crowds with her
country music
and yodeling
and promises
e n j o y m e n t
throughout her shows since taking up
the guitar in 2002.
She has become one of the biggest
Midwestern names in pure country
music. She is a favorite performer on
RFD TVs Midwest Country Show
on Saturday nights, which has made
her a familiar face in millions of homes
across the country. She also makes ap-
pearances on The Virginia Dreams
Center Stage Show and the Shotgun
Red Variety Show on RFD TV.
In 2012 her gospel album Walking
in the Sons Light received a Grammy
nomination. She has recorded seven al-
bums and has sang with such greats as
The Riders in the Sky and recorded a
duet with country great Doug Stone as
well as opened up shows for many
artists. In 2011 Maggies album
Cooking Up Country won the Rural
Roots Music Commissions pick for
Contemporary Country CD of the Year
She is accompanied by the Heart-
land Country Band, which includes
Eric Nofsinger (fiddle), Steve Nelson
(lead guitar), James Lau (bass), Ray
Chambers (drums), Loren Nelson
(steel guitar) and Stuart Thayer (piano).
Mae and her husband, Roger
Hilliard, own and operate Maggie
Maes Caf in Oxford. She regularly
performs the Maggie Mae Barn
Dance/Dinner Shows that are held on
her farm in Oxford, too.
Every day there are so many folks
that travel from states and cities away
to my caf in Oxford or attend some of
my other shows across the state, she
said. I love seeing the smiles on fans
Esser will
celebrate half
century as
school custodian
next year
Learn about the Heart of Europe
UW Health hospitalist Dr. Ann
Sheehy has been selected as one of the
top 10 hospitalists in the nation in 2014
by the American College of Physicians.
This is the seventh year the ACP Hos-
pitalist publications editorial board has
made a top 10 list of physicians who
stood out from their peers by their ex-
emplary work.
This is a nice honor to be recog-
nized by my peers and other leaders in
the field, said Sheehy. Not every hos-
pital in the country has the hospitalist
program as we do and I am proud to
represent Wisconsin on a national
level. Its a relatively new field and this
speaks to the high quality of work and
talented doctors we have here.
A hospitalist is a doctor who special-
izes in treating patients in the hospital.
UW Health started its hospitalist pro-
gram in 2005, the same year Sheehy
began work at UW.
Sheehy has been on the national
stage during the debate over Medicare
coverage for the elderly. She has been
a strong advocate for reform of
Medicare rules for observation and in-
patient status. In 2014 Sheehy has tes-
tified twice in front of Congressional
committees to promote changes in how
the federal government enforces deci-
sions about hospital-stay status.
Sheehy grew up in Middleton. She
completed her undergrad work at Stan-
ford, and then went to medical school
at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Min-
nesota followed by her residency at
Johns Hopkins Hospital. She came
back home in 2005.
Sheehy will be featured in the No-
vember issue of ACP Hospitalist.
The Wisconsin Department of
Transportations Division of Motor Ve-
hicles (DMV) and Department of
Health Services (DHS) Vital Records
Office have joined together to put a
new process in place that will help cit-
izens get a state identification card (ID)
for voting without paying government
The agencies are initiating the
process to assist people who dont have
the required birth certificates or other
underlying documents that are required
for a state ID card. Typically, these cus-
tomers would need to pay a fee to ob-
tain the documentation. Starting on
Monday, September 15, DMV and
DHS are working together to provide a
free verification process. DMV already
has a process in place to waive the
standard ID card fee if the ID is re-
quested for voting.
The new verification process will be
available to those customers who have
never obtained a Wisconsin driver li-
cense or ID card and whose documen-
tation is unavailable to prove their U.S.
citizenship, names or dates of birth. In-
dividuals must also be at least 18 years
old on the date of the next election to
be eligible to vote in Wisconsin.
We are working to ensure that indi-
viduals seeking a Wisconsin ID are
able to satisfactorily prove their iden-
tity through a seamless process. This is
a great opportunity for state agencies
to work together to assist our cus-
tomers in obtaining an ID card, said
Oskar Anderson, DHS State Registrar.
Complete details on obtaining a
Wisconsin ID card are available on the
web at DMV
customers are reminded to only use the
official .gov website. Websites with
.org and .com are not official and may
have extra charges for forms or list in-
formation that is outdated or incorrect.
Mathiam Mbow, owner and head in-
structor of Kicks Unlimited Middleton,
will be conducting a free self-defense
seminar for women on Saturday, Oct.
4 at Kicks Unlimited in Middleton lo-
cated at 3170 Deming Way.
Mbow has been teaching martial arts
for 20-plus years and has made self-de-
fense one of his focuses. He has been
lucky to train with highly renowned
self-defense experts.
Life is uncertain and no matter how
careful you are, all it takes is to be at
the wrong place at the wrong time to
really find yourself in trouble. I think
everyone should have at least some
basic self-defense skills, said Mbow.
Teaching people how to protect them-
selves and their loved ones is just one
small way I can give back to the com-
munity thats been so great to me and
my family.
Mr. Mathiam Mbow is a 4th degree
black belt in ITF (International Taek-
won-do Federation) certified instructor,
4th degree black belt American Taek-
won-Do. Mathiam Mbow is originally
from Senegal, West Africa. He moved
to the US in 1996 to attend the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin.
Kicks Unlimited Middleton is a full
service martial arts gym offering
classes in martial arts, self-defense and
fitness to kids and adults and also a
wonderful after school program. Kicks
Unlimited also has locations in Fitch-
burg, WI and Sun Prairie WI. Kicks
goal is to provide a positive, balanced
experience that focuses on the individ-
ual, preparing students to meet any
challenge and live life to its fullest.
Free self
class for
Friends of Robin Haupt plan Sept. 27 fundraiser
Hundreds of Advocates Gather
to Ask Congress to Support
Policies that Combat Cancer
Jeff Bremer, of Middleton, joined
hundreds of cancer patients, survivors
and caregivers on Capitol Hill this
week to urge Congress to make cancer
a national priority and help end a dis-
ease that still kills 1,600 people a day
in this country.
Bremer was scheduled to meet with
Rep. Mark Pocan to discuss the need to
support an increase in federal funding
for cancer research and prevention. He
planned to thank Pocan for his co-
sponsorship of legislation that supports
patients quality of life, and ask that he
support legislation that would close a
Medicare loophole which often results
in surprise costs for seniors when a
polyp is found during a routine
Congress has a critical role to play
in the fight to defeat a disease that kills
an estimated 500,000 people in Amer-
ica every year. As someone whos lost
a loved one to pancreatic cancer, Im
asking Congress to demonstrate a com-
mitment to that fight through these crit-
ical policies, said Bremer.
The ACS CAN Leadership Summit
and Lobby day took place September
14-17 in Washington, D.C. Bremer, an
ACS CAN volunteer and event partic-
ipant, lost his father and brother to can-
Increase funding for cancer re-
search at the National Cancer Insti-
tute (NCI) and for prevention
programs at the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control (CDC): Freezes and
cuts in federal funding for NCI and the
CDC in recent years have put contin-
ued progress in the prevention, detec-
tion and treatment of cancer in
jeopardy. In 2013, Wisconsin research
institutions received $373,875,975 in
funding from the NCI and the states
Well Woman Program received
$3,000,110 from the CDC to support
lifesavings cancer screenings for low-
income women.
Co-sponsor legislation to improve
the quality of life of cancer patients
with better access to palliative care:
Sometimes the pain, stress and side ef-
fects of cancer treatment is made worse
by the poor coordination among the
doctors, nurses and specialists on a pa-
tients treatment team. Patients can re-
ceive an extra layer of support, called
palliative care, which improves pa-
tients quality of life at any age and at
any stage of illness. ACS CAN sup-
ports bipartisan legislation that would
make palliative care more available to
people who need it.
Co-sponsor the Removing Barri-
ers to Colorectal Cancer Screenings
Act: Half of all colorectal cancer
deaths could be prevented each year if
everyone over the age of 50 received
screening. The biggest barriers to
screening are co-pays and other patient
costs. The new health care law waives
co-pays for proven screenings for col-
orectal and other cancers, but Medicare
patients can still get hit with a bill if a
polyp is found during the procedure.
ACS CAN supports legislation that en-
sures seniors receive those screenings
without facing an unexpected bill.
The ACS CAN Lobby Day was ex-
pected to culminate Wednesday with
an evening Lights of Hope ceremony
in front of the U.S. Capitol Reflecting
Pool featuring thousands of lights lit in
honor of a cancer survivor or to memo-
rialize a loved one who lost his or her
fight with the disease.
ACS CAN is the non-profit, non-
partisan advocacy affiliate organization
of the American Cancer Society, which
is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a
major health problem. ACS CAN
works to encourage lawmakers, candi-
dates and government officials to sup-
port laws and policies that will make
cancer a top national priority. ACS
CAN gives ordinary people extraordi-
nary power to fight cancer. For more
information, visit
In June 2014, local resident
Robin Haupt was diagnosed with
cancer. Robin has been fighting ever
since, but despite her positive atti-
tude, there are still concerns about
the mounting medical expenses
from her treatments. With these
growing costs in mind, a committee
of Robins friends, family, and co-
workers are organizing a fundraiser
to help as much as possible.
The Friends of Robin Haupt
committee is
working in part-
nership with local
fraternal life in-
surer National
Mutual Benefit,
and together they
will be holding a
bowling and
c h i l i - f e e d
fundraiser on September 27, 2014,
at Middleton Sport Bowl in Middle-
In addition to bowling and the
chili-feed, the event will feature raf-
fles, silent auction items, and much
more. National Mutual Benefit will
match funds raised at the event up to
To learn more about Robins story
and how the community is helping
to support her recovery, please con-
tact National Mutual Benefit Branch
400 President Dianne Gintz at (608)
You can also reach the Friends
of Robin Haupt committee via
email at if
you are interested in donating funds
or silent auction items. Cash dona-
tions can be made at any State Bank
of Cross Plains branch.
Make checks payable to: NMB
Branch 400 (memo Robin Haupt
Middleton native Dr. Ann Sheehy named one of the Top 10 Hospitalists in 2014
Class will
be led by
Mathiam Mbow
Middletons Bremer heads to Capitol Hill and urges
lawmakers to make funding for cancer issues a priority
Wisconsin DMV, DHS work together on voter ID plan
What every voter needs to know about registration, absentee ballots
As Election Day approaches on No-
vember 4, another wave of voter regis-
tration and absentee ballot mailings
have begun arriving in Wisconsin vot-
ers mailboxes.
The Government Accountability
Board advises voters that their best
sources of information about voter reg-
istration and absentee voting are their
local clerks and, not
mailings from political parties and in-
dependent groups.
As in previous election years, the
G.A.B. and municipal clerks around
the state have started receiving numer-
ous questions and complaints about re-
cent direct mailings on voter
registration and absentee voting be-
cause they contain campaign messages
and even errors that could interfere
with voting, said Kevin J. Kennedy, di-
rector and general counsel of the
Every election we get complaints
about these types of mailings,
Kennedy said. Political parties and in-
terest groups send out glossy mailers to
encourage voters to register or apply
for an absentee ballot to vote by mail.
While these mailings are permissible,
our advice to voters is to examine them
carefully before relying on them for de-
finitive information about participating
in the electoral process. Preferably,
voters should rely instead on their local
municipal clerks office or our website.
One continuing problem with these
mailers is that some of them contain in-
correct return mailing addresses for
municipal clerks. This can happen
when the voter lives in a town outside
a larger city, but has that citys postal
address. These incorrect addresses for
the clerks office result in the request
being misdirected or delayed or worse,
the ballot not being counted, said Elec-
tions Division Administrator Michael
Wisconsins municipal clerks are
conscientious and diligent, and they do
their best to send misdirected voter reg-
istrations and absentee ballot applica-
tions to the right place, Haas said.
However, ensuring that misdirected
registration forms and absentee ballot
applications actually get to the proper
municipality in time cannot be guaran-
Additionally, some mailings contain
errors or use wording to make recipi-
ents incorrectly believe they may no
longer be registered to vote, Haas said.
In recent days, the Milwaukee City
Election Commission has received
more than 100 complaints based on a
mailing from the Voter Participation
Center, a Washington, D.C.-based non-
profit group.
These mailings also generate unnec-
essary work for municipal clerks be-
cause some people who are already
registered fill out the forms and send
them in, Haas said. Voters can spend
two minutes online at
and see whether their registration is
current, he said.
Additionally, voter registration and
absentee voting mailers often contain
political messages printed on or with
official forms, leading some people to
mistakenly believe the mailers are
coming from their municipal clerk or
the Government Accountability Board.
The G.A.B. and Wisconsins munici-
pal clerks are non-partisan, and would
never send out partisan political mail-
ings, Kennedy said.
Voters who need to register or
change their address should go to, Wisconsins secure
voter services website, Haas said. The
website is designed to deliver person-
alized information for each voter, so
start by choosing the kind of voter you
are, and enter your name and date of
birth to see your own voter record.
Electors who need to register for the
first time, or need to update their voter
record, are strongly encouraged to do
so as soon as possible and not wait
until Election Day. is the only website
where voters can enter their own infor-
mation directly into the states voter
registration list, Haas noted. When
you register using MyVote, your mu-
nicipal clerk can approve your voter
application without the hassle of retyp-
ing your information or the risk of a
data entry error, Haas said.
Using, people can
fill out the registration form online,
print it out, sign it and send it to the
correct clerks address which the web-
site will provide. Voters registering by
mail must also send a copy of a proof-
of-residence document, such as a
driver license, utility bill or bank state-
ment with the voters current address. will deliver absen-
tee ballots online only for military and
permanent overseas voters, as author-
ized by law. Regular Wisconsin voters
who need to get an absentee ballot can
use to find their cor-
rect clerks address and contact infor-
mation, then make the request in writ-
ing, or by fax or email.
Most voters who wish to cast absen-
tee ballots by mail must make their re-
quest by 5 p.m. the Thursday before the
election. Voters who are military or
overseas, or who are indefinitely con-
fined due to age, disability, infirmity or
illness may request absentee ballots by
5 p.m. the Friday before the election.
For this federal election, military vot-
ers who are on active duty away from
their residence may request an absen-
tee ballot until 5 p.m. on Election Day.
All absentee ballots must be post-
marked by Election Day, and received
by 4 p.m. Friday, November 7 to be
Those wishing to vote early may
also do so in-person at their municipal
clerks office during normal business
hours starting Monday, October 20.
The period for in-person absentee vot-
ing ends Friday, October 31at 5 p.m. or
the close of business, whichever is
later. Hours vary, so voters should con-
tact their municipal clerk to find out
when the office is open for absentee
sented his findings to the board during
a work session before their regular
meeting in late August. He rated the
district at 55-60 percent, which is low
for a climate survey, he said.
Only 51 percent of staff view their
work load to be reasonable, Foster
notes. Staff generally feel positive
about their benefits, but negative about
compensation, asserting that MCPASD
has not made reasonable efforts to pro-
vide salary increases.
General feedback on principals as
a group was positive, although effec-
tive communication was a lower rating
than other indicators, Foster adds.
There were generally low [negative]
responses regarding the board of edu-
cation and district administration.
The rating for board members and
district administration was even lower
than it was for teachers and staff.
The surveys were sent out last May,
a time when the board and union were
not in good standing and long before
the handbook committee process
started. The board and union are actu-
ally communicating now and both par-
ticipating in the handbook committee.
The board, administration, teachers,
staff, and union have even made
progress and agreements on the em-
ployee handbook, which, as a result of
Act 10, replaces a collective bargaining
This is a snapshot in time, he
mentioned. There are some districts I
work with that have tremendous
morale issues. I dont lump you with
those groups. In some senses, I think
you need to be patient. The sky isnt
falling, but you shouldnt ignore the
data, either.
Not all perception in the district are
negative Foster points out, but clearly
the district needs to do something to
make teachers feel their opinions hold
Getting along with colleagues, fa-
cility maintenance, and feeling safe at
work were rated high, Foster details.
Many positives about academic ex-
pectations, caring for students, and
schoolsbeing a good place to learn.
Conversely, lower levels of agree-
ment were operating as a team in
schools and being more involved in de-
cision-making, the consultant adds.
Results indicate a need to improve
communication between district ad-
ministration, superintendent and staff
in general.
Foster told the board that MCPASD
is about two years behind most districts
in implementing an employee hand-
book. The district decided to move for-
ward in July with the handbook and a
committee shortly before the state
Supreme Court ruling upheld Act 10,
solidifying a handbook as the principal
determinant of employee working con-
He also points out that Dane County
has the lowest morale in the state,
meaning Middleton aligns closely with
the broader area.
Dane County as a county scores
lower than any other county in the
state, Foster says. There is more
frustration here than there is anywhere
Foster speculated that more turnover
and lots of new employees may be
leading to more frustration.
He suggested holding staff cafes 2-
4 times a year. They would have meet-
ings with board members where there
would be different tables to discuss
various different topics and concerns
staff may have. He said it gives staff
members access to the board for criti-
cal questions and promotes collabora-
tion and communication.
electric consumers, and expanding
electric infrastructure to support public
policy for greater use of renewable en-
The open houses are the first step in
a multi-year process required to seek
regulatory approval for the line.
Open houses are scheduled from 4
to 7 p.m. at all locations. Attendees are
encouraged to come at any time to
speak with subject matter experts and
learn more about the project; there will
be no formal presentation.
A route for the new power line has
not yet been determined. We look for-
ward to meeting with the public and
talking about their involvement in the
routing and Wisconsin regulatory
processes, said Jon Callaway, ATC
senior local relations representative.
ATC and ITC are beginning outreach
in Wisconsin well ahead of filing an
application with the Public Service
Commission of Wisconsin.
Landowners and local officials
have an important role to play in this
process, said Angela Jordan, ITC area
manager for local government and
community affairs. These open
houses are the first step in a long
process of communications and dia-
logue with local landowners, citizens
and other stakeholders about this im-
portant project.
The project will require state regu-
latory approvals from Wisconsin and
Iowa agencies as well as federal ap-
provals from the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service and the Army Corps
of Engineers. ATC and ITC anticipate
filing an application for the Wisconsin
portion of the project with the PSCW
in 2016. If the project is approved,
construction in Wisconsin is expected
to start in 2019 to meet an in-service
date of 2020.
The total project is estimated to cost
approximately $450 million at this
time, although detailed engineering
design cannot be performed until a
specific route is determined. Because
this project is designated by MISO as
a Multi-Value Project that provides
benefits across the Midwest, its costs
will be spread across the MISO 11-
state footprint in the Midwest.
American Transmission Co. is a
Wisconsin-based company that owns
and operates the electric transmission
system in portions of the Upper Mid-
ITC Midwest LLC is a wholly-
owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings
Corp., the nations largest independent
electricity transmission company.
Through its regulated subsidiaries,
ITC owns and operates high-voltage
transmission lines in seven states,
serving a combined peak load exceed-
ing 26,000 megawatts along 15,000
circuit miles of transmission line. ITC
Midwest operates more than 6,600 cir-
cuit miles of transmission lines in
Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Mis-
souri, and holds utility status in Wis-
consin. ITC Midwest maintains
regional offices in Cedar Rapids,
Dubuque, Iowa City and Perry, Iowa;
and Albert Lea and Lakefield, Min-
For more information, including a
study area map, visit www.cardinal-
Monday, Oct. 6: Grant
County Fairgrounds-UW Exten-
sion Youth & Agriculture Cen-
ter, 916 East Elm St., Lancaster
Tuesday, Oct. 7: Belmont
Convention Center & Banquet
Hall, 102 West Mound View
Ave., Belmont
Wednesday, Oct. 8: Dodger
Bowl Banquet Hall, 318 King
St., Dodgeville
Thursday, Oct. 9: Marriott
Madison West Ballroom-
Salon D 1313 John Q. Ham-
mons Drive, Middleton
Middleton open
house is October 9
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2019. Due concerns brought forth in
public hearings and statements issued
from environmental advocacy groups
about the use of septic tank systems,
the city decided to hold off on the proj-
ect until further information was gath-
The city commissioned SAA Design
Group of Madison to produce an inde-
pendent third party report on the pos-
sible risks of septic systems in the
area. Funds were provided by an es-
crow agreement between the City of
Middleton and Edrman Holdings of
The commission spent less than two
minutes discussing the report. Ald.
Hans Hilbert said he felt the report,
which suggested septic is a viable op-
tion, lacked depth. He pointed out
Herb Garn, a citizen and professional
hydrologist for the U.S. Geological
Survey who has been following the
proposed development very closely,
made some good points, on the re-
It is not that I am opposed so much
to the Pleasant View Ridge develop-
ment if sewer and water are supplied,
but am opposed to the subdivision or-
dinance allowing use of septics and pri-
vate wells, Garn said previously. I
believe it is short-sighted, ill-conceived
planning and promotes urban sprawl.
All of the guiding principles touted for
the conservation subdivision can be
achieved as well with municipal sewer
and water.
No action was taken. The full report
from SAA Design Group can be found
on the citys website.
The commission also discussed
using Tax Increment Financing
(TIF) funds to make improvements
to Parmenter Street north of Uni-
versity Avenue up to the round-
about. Proposed improvements
include adding another roundabout
at the Lee Street intersection,
street resurfacing, sewer, water
and underground electric mainte-
nance, and brick sidewalks.
City staff suggested hiring a
consultant to start sorting out fea-
sibility and costs, but commission
members suggested holding off on
any action till they get some input
from property owners in the area.
Before jumping on a whole
streetscape type thing it might be
beneficial to see if we can get a
meeting with the property owner to
discuss their long term plans be-
fore spending any money on a con-
sultant, Hilbert stated.
Mayor Sonnentag said a consult-
ant could facilitate that meeting.
The plan commission members
agreed and made recommendation
to city council to use TIF refunds
to hire a consultant.
Oper/Pass, 08/20/2013, $10.00
Helmuth, Lisa D, 48, Middleton, WI
53562, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/01/2013, $88.80
Hernandez Lopez, Mario A, 28,
Fitchburg, WI 53713, Operating w/o a
Valid Drivers License, 08/12/2013,
Hernandez Lopez, Mario A, 28,
Fitchburg, WI 53713, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, 08/12/2013,
Herrling, Thomas Ronald, 71,
Cross Plains, WI 53528, Inattentive
Driving, 08/13/2013, $101.40
Hogg, Trevor J, 20, Madison, WI
53715, Failure To Report Accident,
08/08/2013, $177.00
Hogg, Trevor J, 20, Madison, WI
53715, FYR while Making Left Turn,
08/08/2013, $88.80
Hubanks, Jay M, 27, Madison, WI
53711, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/06/2013, $139.20
Hyman, Cynthia, 59, Madison, WI
53717, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/07/2013, $88.80
Janko, Timothy J JR, 28, Sun
Prairie, WI 53590, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, 08/12/2013,
Jensen, Calvin James, 28, Plain,
WI 53577, Seatbelt Required
Oper/Pass, 08/20/2013, $10.00
Jensen, Cheryl R, 42, Belleville,
WI 53508, Obstructing Traffic,
07/28/2013, $88.80
Jordan, Jason J, 40, Fitchburg, WI
53719, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/22/2013, $88.80
Kaioula, Darrell M, 51, Madison,
WI 53716, Non Registration,
08/04/2013, $0.00
Kaioula, Darrell M, 51, Madison,
WI 53716, Seatbelt Required
Oper/Pass, 08/04/2013, $10.00
Kempton, Steven John, 29, Madi-
son, WI 53705, Non Registration,
08/15/2013, $88.80
Kennedy, Arlene Elissa, 32, Madi-
son, WI 53717, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 07/30/2013, $114.00
Kennedy, Arlene Elissa, 32, Madi-
son, WI 53717, Motor vehicle liability
insurance required, 07/30/2013,
Klootwyk, Robert Gordon, 29,
Madison, WI 53719, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, 07/27/2013,
Krasniqi, Liridon, 33, Madison, WI
53704, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/20/2013, $139.20
Kritz, Austin R, 25, Mc Farland, WI
53558, Vehicle Registration Re-
v o k e d / S u s p e n d e d / Ca n c e l ,
07/31/2013, $0.00
Krumenauer, Jennifer L, 33, Madi-
son, WI 53704, Vehicle Registration
Revoked/ Suspended/ Cancel ,
08/15/2013, $88.80
Krumenauer, Jennifer L, 33, Madi-
son, WI 53704, Display Unauthorized
Registration Plates/Tags, 08/15/2013,
Lamantia, Susan M, 49, Verona,
WI 53593, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/04/2013, $88.80
Lang, Amy C, 20, Prairie Du Sac,
WI 53578, Resisting or Obstructing
Officer, 08/10/2013, $177.00
Lara, Horacio, 40, Fitchburg, WI
53711, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/09/2013, $114.00
Larsen, Katrina D, 34, Middleton,
WI 53562, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/13/2013, $88.80
Ledford, Jacob W, 20, WAUNA-
KEE, WI 53597, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, 07/08/2013, $177.00
Ledford, Jacob W, 20, WAUNA-
KEE, WI 53597, Possession of Con-
trolled Substance, 07/08/2013, $0.00
Lemens, Alex L, 28, Madison, WI
53711, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/14/2013, $114.00
Lemens, Alex L, 28, Madison, WI
53711, Operating while Suspended,
08/14/2013, $114.00
Leshoure, Kelly J, 28, Madison, WI
53705, Operating after revocation,
08/04/2013, $114.00
Levine, Ronni Cara, 28, Madison,
WI 53719, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/08/2013, $114.00
Littman, William D, 59, Madison,
WI 53717, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/07/2013, $88.80
Luevano Rhoden, Rosario E, 38,
Cambridge, WI 53523, Motor vehicle
liability insurance required,
07/18/2013, $10.00
Luu, Phuoc B, 37, Madison, WI
53713, Operating vehicle without in-
surance, 07/31/2013, $114.00
Maxwell, Kristin L, 32, Middleton,
WI 53562, Speeding 55 MPH Zone,
05/05/2013, $0.00
Maxwell, Kristin L, 32, Middleton,
WI 53562, Operating While Intoxi-
cated, 05/05/2013, $731.00
Mcintyre, Darrien, 53, Madison, WI
53711, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/13/2013, $139.20
Medina, Garrett A, 33, Middleton,
WI 53562, Non Registration,
08/04/2013, $88.80
Medina, Garrett A, 33, Middleton,
WI 53562, Operating vehicle without
insurance, 08/04/2013, $114.00
Moll, Emma L, 23, Prairie Du Sac,
WI 53578, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/01/2013, $114.00
Muana, Joan Nudalo, 30, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/22/2013, $114.00
Nania, Rebecca L, 25, Madison,
WI 53719, Seatbelt Required
Oper/Pass, 08/03/2013, $10.00
Nayflish, Leonid V, 31, Franklin, WI
53132, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/16/2013, $114.00
Neuhaus, Matthew John, 45,
Verona, WI 53593, Non Registration,
07/28/2013, $88.80
Nieting, Jacob Todd, 25, Mount
Horeb, WI 53572, Non Registration,
07/26/2013, $88.80
Ohler, Maureen P, 25, Elmhurst, IL
60126, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/09/2013, $271.50
Ohler, Maureen P, 25, Elmhurst, IL
60126, Auto Following Too Closely,
08/09/2013, $114.00
Olson, Melanie Moselle, 24, Madi-
son, WI 53719, Vehicle Registration
Revoked/ Suspended/ Cancel ,
08/09/2013, $88.80
Olson, Melanie Moselle, 24, Madi-
son, WI 53719, Non Registration,
08/09/2013, $88.80
Olson, Melanie Moselle, 24, Madi-
son, WI 53719, Operating while Sus-
pended, 08/09/2013, $114.00
Olson, Melanie Moselle, 24, Madi-
son, WI 53719, Operating vehicle
without insurance, 08/09/2013,
Paar, Lance M, 41, Middleton, WI
53562, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/08/2013, $139.20
Pacheco Rodriguez, Edwin G, 26,
Madison, WI 53711, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, 07/27/2013,
Pacheco Rodriguez, Edwin G, 26,
Madison, WI 53711, Operating vehi-
cle without insurance, 07/27/2013,
Putz, Quinton W, 25, Baraboo, WI
53913, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/20/2013, $114.00
Quintana-Sliffe, George A, 48,
Madison, WI 53713, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, 08/09/2013,
Rapacz, Kelly A, 22, Mc Henry, IL
60050, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/04/2013, $114.00
Richardson, Joshua L, 31, Sauk
City, WI 53583, Speeding 55 MPH
Zone, 08/11/2013, $88.80
Ripp, Michael John, 23, Lodi, WI
53555, Speeding 55 MPH Zone,
08/11/2013, $88.80
Roberge, Jennifer J, 34, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Speeding 55 MPH
Zone, 07/20/2013, $88.80
Robertson, Gustave P, 26, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/22/2013, $114.00
Rodrigues, Lea Ester, 38, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 07/07/2013, $88.80
Rodrigues, Lea Ester, 38, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Operate M/V by Per-
mitee w/o person over 21,
07/07/2013, $114.00
Roland, Julia Nichole, 20, Lodi, WI
53555, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 07/26/2013, $88.80
Saffian, Leonora, 75, Middleton,
WI 53562, Non Registration,
07/30/2013, $88.80
Salinas, Jessica, 22, Middleton, WI
53562, No Drivers License on Per-
son, 08/21/2013, $114.00
Santiago, Antonio E, 21, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Unclean/Defective
Lights/Reflector, 07/29/2013, $76.20
Sawle, Jaime Leigh, 19, Prairie Du
Sac, WI 53578, Non Registration,
08/10/2013, $88.80
Schaefer, Jennifer Ann, 28, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, FYR when Emerg-
ing From Alley, 08/05/2013, $88.80
Schaefer, Jennifer Ann, 28, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, Failure To Report
Accident, 08/05/2013, $177.00
Seo, Jung Hun, 33, Madison, WI
53705, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 07/28/2013, $88.80
Shamsee, Michelle T, 39, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Operating while Sus-
pended, 08/09/2013, $114.00
Shamsee, Michelle T, 39, Middle-
ton, WI 53562, Motor vehicle liability
insurance required, 08/09/2013,
Sheikh, Deka Abdalla, 25, Fitch-
burg, WI 53719, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, 08/20/2013,
Sow, Salimata Boubacar, 27,
Madison, WI 53704, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, 07/27/2013,
Spethman, Todd, 27, Omaha, NE
68144, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 07/26/2013, $114.00
Stearns, Joshua J, 35, Waunakee,
WI 53597, Failure to Keep Vehicle
Under Control, 08/13/2013, $126.60
Stearns, Joshua J, 35, Waunakee,
WI 53597, H&R Property
Adjacent/Hwy, 08/13/2013, $177.00
Stearns, Joshua J, 35, Waunakee,
WI 53597, Failure To Report Accident,
08/13/2013, $177.00
Suresh, Vanitha, 38, Middleton, WI
53562, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/09/2013, $88.80
Swiney, Percell Thadeus, 19, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, Exceeding Zones
and Posted Limits, 07/28/2013,
Swiney, Percell Thadeus, 19, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, Operating while
Suspended, 07/28/2013, $114.00
Swiney, Percell Thadeus, 19, Mid-
dleton, WI 53562, Operating vehicle
without insurance, 07/28/2013,
Terry, Jessie W, 39, Waunakee, WI
53597, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 07/28/2013, $88.80
Thomas, Marcus A, 24, Madison,
WI 53713, Disorderly Conduct,
05/15/2013, $240.00
Tourdot Sr, Gerald L, 67, Baraboo,
WI 53913, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 08/03/2013, $88.80
Troutman, Gary D JR, 52, Madi-
son, WI 53713, Ride in Vehicle with-
out seatbelt, 08/04/2013, $10.00
Vieth, John A, 42, Darlington, WI
53530, Operating vehicle without in-
surance, 08/12/2013, $114.00
Vilutiene, Rima, 39, Lisle, IL
60532, Exceeding Zones and Posted
Limits, 08/03/2013, $114.00
Von Behren, Debbie J, 57, Fitch-
burg, WI 53713, Seatbelt Required
Oper/Pass, 08/13/2013, $10.00
White, Jamie A, 33, Arena, WI
53503, Seatbelt Required Oper/Pass,
08/20/2013, $10.00
Wickman, Mary M, 76, Middleton,
WI 53562, FYR From Stop Sign,
08/11/2013, $88.80
Windschiegl, Sean T, 22, Madison,
WI 53704, Exceeding Zones and
Posted Limits, 07/25/2013, $114.00
Wooton, Richard J, 31, Madison,
WI 53703, Non Registration,
08/04/2013, $88.80
Young, Kendrith J, 28, Madison,
WI 53702, Operating after revocation,
08/09/2013, $114.00
Zarecki, Stephan Raymond, 24,
Madison, WI 53705., Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits, 08/12/2013,
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Get to know the new principal at MHS
Steve Plank, the newly hired Mid-
dleton High School principal, says he
will take a unique approach to his role
in the district.
Plank vowed to forge close personal
relationships with teachers, and to keep
an open dialogue with students.
In a candid interview, he also shared
his views on the state of education in
Wisconsin and beyond, and the culture
and climate in the Middleton-Cross
Plains Area School District.
Plank was hired following the resig-
nation of Denise Herrmann. The for-
mer MHS principal announced she
would be taking a similar position in
Paulo Alto, California beginning this
The district began the hiring process
immediately. Twenty-seven candidates
applied for the position.
MHS associate principal, Jeff
Kenas, who has also served as a math
teacher and Dean of Students, was the
other finalist.
Plank went through two rounds of
interviews and met with about 80 staff
members, parents and students during
two open forums before being hired.
During the forums he was asked
about his views on Act 10, Common
Core, and other controversies in the
district and the state.
Plank was a band director before he
found himself interested in administra-
I got into administration because I
saw it as a way to better ensure that I
was the teacher I wanted to be, Plank
recollects. And so that I understood
the global impact of what was going on
in the building.
He started as an associate principal
in Fort Atkinson, then a principal in the
small, rural Durand, Wisconsin before
he and his wife decided to return to
their hometown, Milwaukee.
Plank briefly served as principal of
Bradford High School in the Kenosha
district. He then worked as the Visual
and Performing Arts Director at
Stevenson High School in Licolnshire,
Ilinois. Finally, Plank was a principal
in Lake Villa, Illinois before his offer
from Middleton.
Plank says he had numerous reasons
for making the move, both personally
and professionally. His wife is a
teacher in Wisconsin and he had been
working in Illinois, often staggering
their schedules and not giving them a
proper vacation in more than a decade.
Plank adds that he believes his
strengths as an administrator best serve
a school the size of MHS.
More person-
ally, Plank
points out he
likes the idea of
retiring in the
Madison Area.
He also loves
the natural
beauty that lies
in the south-
west region of
the state.
I would find my way to the western
part of Wisconsin as frequently as pos-
sible to either camp or to get out on a
bicycle for the weekend, Plank ex-
plains. From Middleton West, that
whole southwest corner is the play-
Middleton High School has a repu-
tation of strong performance and high
standards. This year U.S. News and
World Report ranked the school num-
ber one in the state by looking at col-
lege readiness, Math and Reading
proficiency, and student-teacher ratio.
When asked if hes nervous about
heading up the high ranking school,
Plank replied that he hopes his commu-
nity would hold him to the highest
standards, but his concern is the level
of pressure the students face.
I think there is a pressure that can
be good and healthy,Planks says. I
think it is a different conversation
when we talk about what does that do
to the psyche and social, emotional
well being of students. When theyre
feeling pressure from community, par-
ents, school and self imposed pressure,
to perform at a certain level I am not
sure I would want to change places
with them.
On Act 10, Plank says he felt a direct
financial impact from the law because
his wife is a Wisconsin teacher. He
also points out that things evolve and a
change in teacher representation could
be for the better.
This is an evolution of what was
representation for healthy practices in
the employment setting, thats what
unions did; I dont know how neces-
sary that is today, Plank explains. I
think people are well-aware that a
happy work place is a highly function-
ing workplace.
Plank says he can understand con-
cerns teachers have but thinks those
can be dealt with through open dialog
and having safeguards in place in the
employee handbook.
Plank says he supports Common
Core because it fosters a global stan-
dard for education in the age of a
global economy, though he has some
reservations about of the idea of
teacher accountability.
I dont know that using the term
accountability when it comes to the
lives of children is really the best ap-
proach, the principal says. I think it
begs some insight on whether or not
you can measure kids along the way. I
know there is a body of research that
says you can and a body of research
that says you cant, but it sort of de-
pends what is deemed measurable. I
hope we find a buffet of ways we can
use to measure the school.
Not unlike many school districts
across the nation, Middleton has stu-
dents who feel isolated or bullied or
fall behind academically because they
are different from the majority of stu-
dents. Plank says he believes all of
these problems could improve with a
change in the culture of the district.
Plank says he will be very visible to
students and try to maintain a good rap-
port. This way students know he and
the administration is listening, he says.
He also points out that the new sched-
ule will allow for new activities and in-
tervention for marginalized students, a
method he has seen work well in the
his past.
Ive had people say, make sure to
tell the students how you want to be ad-
dressed and I say, my name is Steve,
that works, he says.
Local schools once again ace report cards
For the second straight year, more
than half of all Middleton-Cross Plains
Area School District schools signifi-
cantly exceeded expectations on the
School Report Cards, which were is-
sued Tuesday by the Wisconsin De-
partment of Public Instruction for
every public school in the state.
Six MCPASD schools Elm Lawn,
Northside, Park, and West Middleton
elementary schools, Kromrey Middle
School and Middleton High School
were in the highest category, while
Sauk Trail and Sunset Ridge elemen-
tary schools and Glacier Creek Middle
School exceeded expectations, which
is the second-highest category.
There were 116 schools out of more
than 2,100 rated in the state that signif-
icantly exceeded expectations. Another
752 exceeded expectations.
There were only 16 schools out of
more than 110 that received report
cards in Dane County that significantly
exceeded expectations. Four of the
nearly 50 schools in the Madison Met-
ropolitan School District received that
distinction. The others were in Wauna-
kee (3 of 6), McFarland (2 of 5) and
Sun Prairie (1 of 11).
A year ago, MCPASD was also the
only district in Dane County with more
than 50 percent of its schools signifi-
cantly exceeding expectations on the
report cards.
Were thrilled with the results,
Superintendent Don Johnson said. All
of our schools continue to perform well
above the vast majority of schools in
the state. We know we are a destination
district and a big reason for that is the
quality faculty, staff and leadership we
have. Continuous improvement is a
part of our District culture, and that
benefits every student at every level.
It is the third year that DPI has is-
sued school report cards. DPI also gave
school districts an overall rating for the
second straight year. MCPASD ex-
ceeded expectations with a score of
80.6, which is a 0.5 point increase from
a year ago. The only Dane County dis-
trict with a higher score was Waunakee
with an 82.1.
Kromrey (86.4) was the highest-
rated middle school in Dane County
and the highest-rated brick-and-mortar
middle school in the state. The only
school in Dane County with a higher
core than Northside (89.0) was Van
Hise Elementary (90.4) in Madison.
Northside made the biggest jump of
any District school, seeing its score go
up by 6.3 points. Other schools with
big increases included Sauk Trail (5.8),
Park (3.9) and Glacier Creek (3.6).
MCPASD is the only district in the
10-team Big Eight Conference to have
all of its schools in the top two cate-
gories for the third year in a row. MHS
(83.1) was also the highest-rated high
school in the Big Eight with Sun
Prairie second (79.2).
The only Dane County school dis-
tricts to have all of their schools in the
top two categories were MCPASD (9
schools rated), Waunakee (6 schools
rated), Monona Grove (4 schools
rated), Mount Horeb (4 schools rated),
Belleville (3 schools rated), Cambridge
(3 schools rated), and Deerfield (3
schools rated)
We are extremely proud of the
achievement of our students, Assis-
tant Superintendent for Educational
Services George Mavroulis
said.These results reflect the dedica-
tion of our faculty and staff to provide
high-quality instruction, and the high
level of support we receive from fami-
lies and the community.
Clark Street Community School, a
charter school for students in grades 9-
12, and the 21st Century ESchool for
online students, were not rated in the
state because they are new,too small or
lack sufficient assessment data to re-
ceive an overall accountability rating.
Six of the nine MCPASD schools
improved their scores from a year ago:
The DPIs School Report Cards
measure school performance. Each
public school earned a score from 0
to 100 that is called an accountability
index score. The accountability index
is based on the schools performance in
four priority areas:
Student achievement in reading and
mathematics on state assessments
Student growth, measured by year-
to-year improvements in achievement
Closing gaps in performance be-
tween specific student groups (compar-
ing English language learners,
low-income students, students with
disabilities, and members of racial or
ethnic group with their peers)
On-track to graduation/postsec-
ondary readiness, using reliable predic-
tors of high school graduation and
postsecondary success
Schools can be placed in one of five
categories, from Significantly Exceeds
Expectations to Fails to Meet Expecta-
tions, based on their score. The five
levels of rating are:
Significantly Exceeds Expectations:
Exceeds Expectations: 73-82.9
Meets Expectations: 63-72.9
Meets Few Expectations: 53-62.9
Fails to Meet Expectations: 0-52.9
All state public school report cards
can be found on the District website
under school report cards or on the DPI
website. The 0 to 100 accountability
index score is not a percent correct
measurement, and is not similar to a
score a child might earn on a test in
All nine MCPASD school report
cards, along with the District report
card, can be found on the website
under School Report Cards. All state
public school report cards can be found
on the DPI website.
sumes a 1 percent increase in property
value for homeowners in all eight mu-
nicipalities that make up the District in
The Districts revenue limit is ex-
pected to increase by $2.3 million. Ad-
ditional money from enrollment
growth provides more than 40 percent
of that.
State general aid to MCPASD con-
tinues to drop. The Districts is ex-
pected to see a 15 percent drop in state
aid from 2013-14 fiscal year. The Dis-
trict received $1,311 per student in
2012-13, the lowest amount for any
district in Dane County.
Equalization aid is only $8.2 million
out, which is why the bulk of the Dis-
tricts total revenue limit of $67.5 mil-
lion comes from property tax, she said.
When our aid decreases, our de-
pendence on the property tax in-
creases, she said.
Hallquist covered the Districts
goals and challenges for 2014-15 be-
fore discussing expenditures. The pre-
liminary budget approved in July has
changed because more staff is needed
to cover growing enrollment, while
teachers received a 2.7 percent raise
and $125,000 to cover lane changes.
She said 62 percent of expenditures are
on salaries and benefits.
This budget is all about the people
who work here and support and help
our children, she said.
The Districts fund balance is at
$17.8 million, which played a big role
in maintaining the Districts Aaa bond
rating. Had the District had an A rating,
it would have paid an additional $1
million for the referendum because of
a higher interest rate.
Sufficient reserves have allowed the
District to put on an addition at Sunset
Ridge, do a STEM renovation at MHS
and add an additional classroom at
Northside. The District is estimating
property values to rise by 1 percent. If
the increases are higher, the mill rate
can go down.
Johnson shared with the Board a
similar presentation to the one he gave
at the all-staff meeting in late August
and the Get Moving Middleton cham-
ber meeting earlier this month.
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LEVY continued from page 3
Six schools
scored in the
highest category
Horse drawn wagon rides overlooking Lake Mendota, the terminal moraine, and the Black Earth Watershed were
a highlight of the event.
Nick Balster, from UW-Madisons Soil Science Department, explains what
you can learn from digging a soil pit to Marlin and Colton Klein from Cross
Mike Healy, from Adaptive Restoration, LLC, talks about native prairies
in front of an established prairie on the Conservancy property.
Amy Rosebrough, from the Wisconsin State Historical Society, shows an
early Native American hoe with a stone point during her discussion of early
cultures on and near the Conservancy lands.
Heritage Day at Pope Farm
Conservancy took place Satur-
day, Sept. 13 from 1 4 p.m.
The educational event featured
five different speakers at differ-
ent stations and conservancy
visitors literally walked the his-
tory of the land, learning about
Geology, Native Peoples, Na-
tive Vegetation, Western Euro-
pean Immigration and the
Civilian Conservation Corps in
the 1930s.
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The defense
never rests
With Madison La Follette coming
to town last Friday, Middletons foot-
ball team figured to face its toughest
test yet this season.
Thanks to another stingy effort by
the defense, it turned out to be no con-
After yielding an early score, the
Cardinals shut down the Lancers and
cruised to a 28-7 Big Eight
Conference victory in a battle of
Our defense was real sharp
tonight, played fast, played assign-
ment football, and made plays when
plays needed to be made, Middleton
coach Tim Simon said.
La Follette (3-1 overall and in the
Big Eight Conference) entered the
game ranked ninth in the latest
Associated Press state poll, while
Middleton was just outside the top 10.
This fact was not lost on senior defen-
sive end Alex Wills of Middleton.
Theyre ranked No. (9) in the
state, said Wills, whose team debuted
in the state rankings this week at No.
8. We showed them whos better.
Middleton improved to 4-0 overall
and in the Big Eight Conference and
played like a team with something to
It was great, I mean we were the
better team, Wills said. Our coaches
told us all week, we watched it on
Stellar unit leads
win over Lancers
Special to the Times-Tribune
See FOOTBALL, page 20
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Middletons Alex Wills (45), Joe Ludwig (48) and Max Boehnen (5) combine for a tackle in the Cardinals win over
Madison La Follette last Friday.
There was plenty of enthusiasm
from Day One.
There was excitement, eagerness,
But even for the greatest optimist
inside Middletons boys soccer pro-
gram, the Cardinals remarkable start
has to come as a surprise.
Middleton won two more Big
Eight Conference games last week,
rolling past Madison East, 4-2, last
Tuesday and besting Madison La
Follette, 5-0, last Thursday. The
Cardinals improved to 8-0-1 on the
season and 4-0 in the Big Eight
After losing 15 seniors, no one
inside the program knew exactly
what to expect. How about a magnif-
icent start that has the Cardinals
ranked No. 2 in the latest Wisconsin
Soccer Coaches Association poll.
We were optimistic coming into
the season, but never expected to find
success this quickly, Middleton sen-
ior defender Jordan Grapentine said.
We lost a ton of seniors. Replacing
that many players is never easy.
Thankfully, Middleton has
always had a deep program and this
year has been no exception. Weve
had guys step in and make plays
wherever the team has needed them.
Cardinals senior defender Roger
Waleffe agreed.
We did have a number of seniors
last year that are no longer on the
team, but we have also have lots of
young talent, Waleffe said. I have
been impressed with everyone on the
team this year. Everyone works hard
together and I think that speaks to our
start this year.
Last week was a continuation to
Middletons sensational start.
The Cardinals jumped out to a 2-0
lead against the Purgolders when
Nick Bilodeau scored in the second
minute and Braden Allen had a goal
in the 34th minute. East responded
with goals in the 48th and 59th
minute, and to the surprise of many,
tied the game, 2-2.
But Allen scored again in the 65th
minute and Ivan Khamenka scored in
the 83rd minute as the Cardinals sur-
Our East game was tougher than
it should have been, Middleton
coach Ben Kollasch said. East is a
scrappy team that is always looking
to overachieve and we let them hang
around well into the second half.
The ability was always there for
us. We just didnt focus and lock into
our game until we got into a tough
Middleton responded with an
impressive performance against the
Lancers, scoring four second half
goals and cruising to the win.
Allen scored on a penalty kick in
the 14th minute to give Middleton a
1-0 edge. It stayed that way until the
57th minute when Bilodeau scored
on an assist from senior midfielder
Devin Ott to make it 2-0.
Allens goal in the 62nd minute
made it 3-0. Then Noah Steiner and
Khamenka scored before things
La Follette was one of our best
games of the season so far, Kollasch
said.We really put together a full 90
minutes of play with very few errors
and lots of great chances. We have a
long way to go to hit on all cylinders
the way we would like to, but this
was a big step forward for us.
Middletons fast start has vaulted
it from a team flying under the radar
to one thats now firmly in the spot-
light. Milwaukee Marquette tops the
state ranking, but the Cardinals have
been on a steady rise and jumped to
No. 2 this week.
To date, Middletons players seem
to be handling the extra attention
with aplomb.
We were all very excited to see us
ranked so high and getting the recog-
nition we deserve, Ott said. But we
all know that it is just a number and it
puts a bigger target on our back, so
we just have to keep performing and
taking care if business.
Grapentine agreed with his team-
Yeah Im not going to lie, we
were all pretty excited when we saw
ourselves in the state rankings,
Grapentine said. Its always nice to
receive recognition for hard work.
However, our goal for the season
isnt to be ranked in early September.
Its to win the Big Eight Conference.
Our state ranking is just reinforce-
ment that we are on the path to
achieving this goal. It may put a bit
of a target on our back, but I believe
that the added competition will bring
out the best in our team and will ulti-
mately prepare us to make the deep
playoff run that I think we can
There have three major keys to the
Cardinals sensational start.
One, Middletons offense has been
more explosive than any time in
recent memory. The Cardinals have
43 goals in their first nine games (4.8
average), led
Ive never been on a team that
can score as effectively as we have
this year, Grapentine said. It starts
with our outside backs getting into
the attack, is fueled by our creative
center mids, and is polished by the
speed and finishing ability of our out-
side mids and forwards. Its just fun
to make the ball move around like we
have been.
Two, the newcomers have stepped
in and contributed from the start.
That group has been fueled by a gift-
ed sophomore class that includes
Allen, Brendon Martin, Ryan Peyton
and Christopher Geanon.
And third, Middletons bench is
extremely deep, which has helped the
Cardinals wear down their foes.
This year I can say that I could
put any player on my roster into the
game and have confidence that they
can excel and thrive at the varsity
level, Kollasch said. Senior to
sophomore they are ready to play in
pressure situations and many of them
can fill in at multiple positions at that
level. That creates a great atmosphere
of competition around the team.
Sophomores are pushing seniors
for playing time, and a week later
seniors are pushing sophomores for
playing time. That makes my job
really tough, but for all the right rea-
sons and it proves we have the mate-
rial we need to penetrate deep into
the postseason.
Thats certainly the goal for these
Cardinals. But everyone knows it
wont be easy.
Big Eight foes Madison West and
Madison Memorial are ranked No. 3
and 4, respectively, in the latest state
poll. And both teams are in
Middletons sectional.
The rest of the schedule is lined
with challenges. But Middleton cer-
tainly seems ready to handle each and
every obstacle.
Our fast start this year was defi-
nitely unexpected to most people,
especially since we lost many sen-
iors, Ott said. But the team wasnt
too surprised because we are talented
in many positions and have a very
explosive and dangerous offense.
Added Waleffe: This team has
been a ton of fun so far. I am very
happy with how hard everyone works
for themselves and the team.
And right now, that team is the
surprise of the state.
On deck: Middleton was at Sun
Prairie Tuesday at 7 p.m. The
Cardinals also travel to Madison
Memorial Thursday at 7 p.m. for a
conference showdown, then are at the
Muskego Invitational Friday and
Soccer Cards continue upward climb
Middleton No. 2
in latest state poll
Division 1
1. Marquette
2. Middleton
3. Madison West
4. Madison Memorial
5. Green Bay Preble
Honorable mention: Beloit
Memorial, Menomonee Falls, Eau
Claire Memorial, Kettle Moraine.
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Ivan Khamenka and Middletons boys soccer team have jumped to No. 2 in
the latest state poll.
Progress. Growth. Improvement.
Thats what Franco Marcos is hop-
ing to get with his extremely young
Middleton girls volleyball team. And
thats exactly what the Cardinals gave
their head coach last week.
Middleton opened the week with a
tough, 3-0, loss to Verona last
Tuesday. But the Cardinals rebounded
with a 3-0 win over Madison East last
Thursday, and a second place finish at
the Appleton West Invite last
It was a good week and we
showed a lot of improvement as the
week went on, Marcos said. I am
really excited about this team.
Marcos was excited about his team,
even after it lost to Verona, 25-19, 25-
18, 25-22. Thats because he saw his
team get better as the match went on.
Logan Welti had 11 kills and 12
digs for Middleton, while Rachel
Severson had 12 assists. Amber Karn
had nine digs, while Cole Jordee had
six blocks and seven kills.
It was a very competitive match
but they were the better team that
night, Marcos said. I was very
happy with the overall performance of
our players.
Our kids played hard and the fans
got the treat that they expected. Our
players grew as the match went on and
they never gave up. Overall, I was
pleased with our performance.
Middleton followed that with a 25-
10, 25-12, 25-13 win over Madison
KateLyn Robson had three aces
and eight assists, while Morgan
Roberts had three aces. Welti had
seven kills and Karn had three aces
and 10 digs.
Elizabeth Keller had three aces and
five kills, Meghan Bayer had three
blocks, and Jordee had two aces, three
blocks and seven assists.
It was a great opportunity to work
on some plays that did not work
(against Verona) and get ready for the
weekend tournament, Marcos said.
Middleton then shined at the
Appleton West Invite, despite not hav-
ing two of its starters who were taking
college entrance exams.
The Cardinals started with a 25-18,
25-20 win over Winneconne, then
bested Waupaca, 25-15, 25-16.
Middleton then lost its final match in
pool play to Appleton East, 25-22, 25-
In the semifinals, Middleton top-
pled Stevens Point, 25-18, 22-25, 15-
Audrey Hinshaw had seven kills,
while Welti had eight kills and 12
digs. Keller had six kills, while Jordee
had three aces, three kills and nine
In the title match, Appleton East
bested the Cardinals, 25-22, 29-27.
Welti had three aces, 10 kills and
14 digs, while Severson had eight
assists and Hinshaw had six kills.
Karn added nine digs, Bayer had three
blocks and Jordee had eight assists.
It was a great match and we left
the fans wanting more, Marcos said.
On deck: Middleton hosted
Madison La Follette Tuesday, then is
at Sun Prairie Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The Cardinals then host the Middleton
Invitational Saturday beginning at 8
Ben White couldnt wait to start
getting answers.
When he did, Middletons boys
volleyball coach liked what he discov-
The Cardinals went to the power-
packed Racine Invite last Saturday
and met some of the states elite
teams. Middleton more than held its
own, going 2-1-1 on the day.
We found when healthy we can go
toe-to-toe with most of the best,
White said.
Middleton opened with a 21-10,
21-15 win over Homestead, then
cruised past Kenosha Indian Trail, 21-
11, 21-14. The Cardinals split sets
with Kettle Moraine, 21-15, 12-21,
then lost to Germantown 23-21, 21-
James Caldwell led the Cardinals
with 23 kills, 12 digs, six blocks and
four aces. Nolan Schoonveld had 19
kills and Derek Kalvin had 45 assists.
Blake Sprecher added 11 blocks and
Thomas Robson had 14 digs.
The lone dark cloud came when
Schoonveld suffered a knee injury
against Germantown and didnt
return. His status moving forward was
I was proud of the way we played
on Saturday as we did a lot of good
things, White said.
In Middletons win over
Homestead, Caldwell and Schoonveld
combined for 11 of the Cardinals 13
We quickly learned (Homestead)
could play defense, White said. We
had to step it up.
In Middletons win over Kenosha
Indian Trail, the Cardinals had eight
block kills, including four by
Sprecher. Kalvin also got several peo-
ple involved, and Jordan Futch and
Andrew Gardner had multiple kills.
The Cardinals then split with Kettle
Moraine, as Caldwell and Schoonveld
combined for 12 of Middletons 13
The match against Kettle Moraine
was a great experience for us, White
said. Kettle Moraine is in our sec-
tional, so to make state we know we
are going to have to beat them and
they are one of the top 10 teams in
state. We proved that we can beat
them. We also learned that they can
easily beat us, so we have a lot to work
Middleton then faced
Germantown, which lost in the state
finals a year ago.
In Game 1, Germantown led, 21-
20, and was serving for the game
when Schoonveld delivered a huge
kill to tie the game at 21. But it came
with a price, as Schoonveld suffered a
knee injury that ended his day.
The injury looked bad, but we
dont know the extent of the injury at
this time, White said Monday. It
was tough for the guys to recover after
Germantown scored the next two
points and captured the game, 23-21.
The Warhawks then jumped out to a
10-4 lead in Game 2 and cruised
Well have to see how long Nolan
is out and how we adjust to one of our
leaders being down, White
said.And well need someone to step
up to lessen the burden put on James.
James is capable of carrying us, but I
know we have some good players who
can do the job.
Middleton also notched Big Eight
Conference wins over Madison West
and Beloit Memorial last week.
The Cardinals toppled the Regents,
25-10, 25-8, 22-25, 25-6, last Tuesday.
Schoonveld had 10 kills, while Kalvin
had 20 assists. Robson had five aces,
Sprecher had four blocks and
Caldwell added six digs.
Against West we were able to
dominate the net and keep them off
balance with a lot of tough serves,
White said. I thought freshman
Thomas Robson did an outstanding
job behind the service line, starting
out multiple games with big runs for
Blake Sprecher is a big body at
the net and is going to cause a lot of
problems. And outside hitters Nolan
Schoonveld and James Caldwell were
tough to stop.
Middleton also posted a 25-16, 25-
14, 26-24 win over the Purple Knights
last Thursday.
Caldwell had 11 kills and Kalvin
had 25 assists. Chandler Squires had
two aces, Blake Sprecher added three
blocks and Ben Miller had 13 digs.
Beloit was able to keep the ball in
play and force us to extended rallies,
White said.Our serving really strug-
gled, so it was up to the guys to keep
the ball in play and get some big kills
on longer rallies.Very proud of them.
On deck: Middleton was at
Madison La Follette Tuesday, then is
at the Wauwatosa East Invite Saturday
beginning at 9 a.m.
Off and
Boys volleyball
team starts strong
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Blake Sprecher (right) and Middletons boys volleyball team are off to a fast start.
Girls spikers second at Appleton West
Cardinals young
team getting
better and better
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Morgan Roberts and Middletons girls volleyball team finished second at last Saturdays Appleton West Invite.
Brookfield Their biggest meet
of the young season was about to
Nerves surrounded Middletons
girls swimming team.
Thats when Cardinals head coach
Lauren Cabalka gathered her team and
delivered a simple message.
I said, We are a different team
than we were three weeks ago. Lets
show them who we are, Cabalka
Middleton did that and then
The Cardinals won the star-stud-
ded, 13-team Brookfield East Invite
last Saturday. Middleton finished with
439 points and toppled runner-up
Verona-Mount Horeb (404.5).
Madison West (343), Brookfield East
(237) and Brookfield Central (225)
rounded out the top five.
Back on Aug. 29, Middleton lost a
dual meet to Verona-Mount Horeb, its
first Big Eight Conference loss in
more than four full seasons. So for the
Cardinals this was not just redemp-
tion, but an opportunity to measure
their progress.
This was a chance for us to see
where we are at against some really
tough competition, Cabalka said.
Having incredibly talented teams like
Verona and Madison West there gave
our team a little more incentive to
show who we truly are and to make a
statement in our conference.
We have always had a lot of suc-
cess at this meet and I know the girls
wanted to walk away with this win
maybe more than ever before. This
was by far our best performance yet,
and more importantly, our best show-
ing as a team.
Thats for sure.
Middletons signature event was
the 100-yard backstroke. Junior
Victoria Lin won the event in 1
minute, 0.04 seconds, while sopho-
more Tryn Peterson was second
(1:01.37) and freshman Chiara
Pierobon-Mays was third (1:01.75).
Lin also won the 100-yard butterfly
in 1:00.02.
Middletons 200-yard medley relay
team of Lin, sophomore Morgan
Pincombe, Pierobon-Mays and fresh-
man Caroline Hippen finished second
in 1:53.13. Hippen was also second in
the 500-yard freestyle (5:21.95).
Middletons 400-yard freestyle
relay team of junior Samantha Roll,
Hippen, sophomore Margaret McGill
and senior Paige Prestigiacomo was
also second (3:41.65).
Middletons trio of Roll, Hippen
and Prestigiacomo finished third,
fourth and fifth, respectively, in the
200-yard freestyle. Roll was also third
in the 100-yard freestyle, while
Prestigiacomo was fourth.
The Cardinals 200-yard freestyle
relay team of Roll, Lin, Pierobon-
Mays and Prestigiacomo was third.
Sophomore Margaret McGill was
sixth in the 200-yard IM, while soph-
omore Peterson and Pierobon-Mays
tied for eighth in the 50-yard freestyle.
It was one solid race after another
and the girls really had each others
backs the entire meet, Cabalka said.
I was so proud of the encouragement
and support they gave each other. It
really paid off in the end and taught
them the importance of teammates.
This was definitely the confidence
boost they needed to show that all of
their hard work is paying off and to
continue to believe in what we are
doing every day.
Middleton also rolled past Madison
La Follette, 124-46, last Friday, and
improved to 3-1 in the Big Eight
Prestigiacomo won the 200-yard
IM, while junior Kristin Hartung was
first in the 50-yard freestyle.
Pierobon-Mays won the 100-yard but-
terfly, Hippen captured the 100 yard
freestyle and junior Emma
Karbusicky won the 100-yard breast-
Middletons 400-yard freestyle
relay team of Hippen, McGill,
Hartung and Lin was first. The
Cardinals quartet of Hippen,
Pincombe, Pierobon-Mays and Lin
was first. And Middletons foursome
of Prestigiacomo, Peterson, Lin and
Pierobon-Mays won the 200-yard
freestyle relay.
This was another really great meet
for us, Cabalka said. With a big
invite the following day, we wanted to
make sure our girls had an opportunity
to swim something different and have
a little fun with some non-traditional
Just as they had done the previous
week, the girls rose to the challenge
and had some really great races. La
Follette has some pretty talented
swimmers and the girls made sure to
put 100% effort into their events. All
in all, a very solid performance.
On deck: Middleton is at Sun
Prairie Friday at 5 p.m., then heads to
the ultra-competitive Waukesha South
Invite Saturday at 12:45 p.m.
Sept. 13
Brookfield East Invite
Team scores 1, Middleton, 439; 2,
Verona, 404.5; 3, Madison West, 343; 4,
Brookfield East, 237; 5, Brookfield Central, 225;
6, Sun Prairie, 224; 7, Wausau East, 197.5; 8,
Homestead, 112; 9, Waukesha West, 50; 10,
Madison Edgewood, 43; 11, Madison East, 33;
12, Monona Grove, 12; 13, Madison Memorial,
Event winners
1 meter diving: Ginger Lingard, EDGE,
438.85; 200 medley relay: Verona (Julia
VerVoort, Kristi Larsen, Sammy Seymour,
Shelby Rozeboom), 1:52.38; 200 freestyle:
Rachel Powers, SP, 1:55.46; 200 IM: Beata
Nelson, VER, 2:02.74; 50 freestyle: Claire
Flatley, BC, 24.54.
100 butterfly: Victoria Lin, MID, 1:00.02;
100 freestyle: Beata Nelson, VER, 51.19; 500
freestyle: Rachel Powers, SP, 5:04.18; 200
freestyle relay: Verona (Larsen, Maizie Seidl,
Shelby Rozeboom, Nelson), 1:38.17. 100 back-
stroke: Victoria Lin, MID, 1:00.04; 100 breast-
stroke: Sarah Kane, WE, 1:09.37; 400 freestyle
relay: Verona (Seidl, Sophie Henshue, Nelson,
VerVoort), 3:40.45.
Middleton swimmers steal the show
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Samantha Roll and Middletons girls swimming team won the Brookfield East Invitational last Saturday.
Cardinals win
Brookfield East
Theyve hit the back nine of their
And Middletons girls golf team is
still in prime position to achieve all of
its hopes and dreams.
The Cardinals prospered during an
immensely challenging week.
Middleton tied Big Eight
Conference favorite Verona during a
triangular last Wednesday. Both teams
are now 6-0-1 in conference dual
meets, and appear headed for first
place tie.
Middleton also finished third at last
Saturdays star-studded, 23-team
Janesville Parker Invite. The
Cardinals also finished fourth at last
Mondays Crusade Fore a Cure held at
Maple Bluff.
We will have some time now to
really focus and get to where we need
to be for the postseason, said
Cardinals coach Becky Halverson,
whose team has just one match this
week. Every practice is with a pur-
pose and we are going to put it all out
there with no regrets.
The Cardinals did that at the Parker
Invite and had a terrific day.
Madison Edgewood won the tour-
nament with a 321-team score, while
Verona (324) and Middleton (327)
were second and third, respectively.
Stoughton (338) and Milton (339)
rounded out the top five.
Middleton junior Loren Skibba had
a sensational day, firing an even-par
71. Skibba tied two-time defending
individual state champion Jessica
Reinecke for first place, before
Reinecke edged Skibba in a playoff.
I am so proud of Loren for her
play this week, Halverson said. She
is exactly where we need her to
be.This will definitely help her confi-
Cardinals sophomore Alexis
Thomas shot an 81 and finished ninth
And Alexis wasnt happy,
Halverson said. She knows that she
left some shots out there, but I am
really happy with how shes come
back from a week ago when she had
some struggles.
Lindsay Callahan shot an 85 and
Rachel Thornton added a 90.
Lindsay really pulled through for
us, Halverson said. Im so glad that
Lindsay had a good day out there and
hopefully this will continue for her in
the weeks to come. I know she is
capable of shooting in the low-to-mid
80s, which could big for us down the
The Cardinals and Verona also tied
for first place at the Middleton
Triangular held at Pleasant View Golf
Course last Wednesday.
Both teams shot 340 on a day when
temperatures plummeted and the rains
were extremely heavy at times.
The conditions were pretty bru-
tal, Halverson said. The rain came
down sideways for a while.
I had the girls go stand under the
shelter while we waited for the worst
of the rains to pass. Once they got
back out there, the wind and cold were
there to stay.
So was the excitement.
Both teams endured the rough
weather and posted solid scores.
Skibba again led the Cardinals with
a 76, while Thomas shot an 85.
Thornton added an 88 and Morgan
Norowetz shot a 91.
That left Middleton and Verona
tied at 340, and per conference regula-
tions, there was no playoff. So the Big
Eight champion will be crowned at the
conference meet Sept. 24 at
Evansville Golf Club.
We definitely saw how much
every shot counts, Halverson said.
We will be focused on (the confer-
ence tournament) now and working
hard to get to where we want to be.
Middleton didnt have a great day
during the Crusade Fore a Cure at
Maple Bluff last Monday. But the
Cardinals did raise $700 for the Susan
G. Komen Foundation.
This year our team sold black
bucket hats with a pink cardinal,
Halverson said. They were a hit.
Madison Edgewood won the tour-
nament with a 343-team score. Verona
(348), Milton (350), Middleton (365)
and Green Bay Notre Dame (367)
rounded out the top five.
Middleton played without Skibba,
and Thomas led the way with an 89.
Lindsay Callahan shot a 90, while
Morgan Miles and Thornton both
carded 93s.
We have a history of having some
higher than average scores at Maple
Bluff, Halverson said. The girls
have a hard time transitioning to the
fast greens.
Unfortunately our putting again
this year was not our best. It was a
great experience for these girls to play
Maple Bluff and an even greater cause
that they played for.
Parker Invitational
At Riverside (71)
TEAM SCORES: Madison Edgewood 321,
Verona 323, Middleton 327, Stoughton 338,
Milton 339, Mukwonago 357, Janesville Parker
363, Sun Prairie 363, The Prairie School 363,
Kettle Moraine 369, Union Grove 386,
Wisconsin Dells 391, Janesville Craig 406,
Reedsburg 408, Waunakee 408, Portage 419,
Milwaukee Pius XI 420, Westosha Central 423,
East Troy 446, Madison East/La Follette 451,
Beloit Memorial, Madison Memorial,
McFarland, Edgerton incomplete.
1. Jessica Reinecke (Verona), 71 (won on first
playoff hole); 2. Loren Skibba (Middleton), 71;
3. Tess Hackworthy (Edgewood), 72; 4. Caroline
Lake (Edgewood), 72; 5. Robyn Blanchard
(Memorial), 78; 6. Ashli Stolen (Stoughton), 80;
7. CheyAnn Knudsen (Milton), 80; 8. Kailey
McDade (Parker), 80; 9. Bailey Smith (Verona),
81; 10. Alexis Thomas (Middleton), 81.
Middleton scores
Loren Skibba 71; Alexis Thomas 81; Lindsay
Callahan 85; Rachel Thornton 90.
Middleton golfers staying the course
Golf Coaches Association
of Wisconsin Poll
1.Madison Edgewood
2. Verona
5.Fox Valley Lutheran
6. Arrowhead
7. Stoughton
9.Brookfield Central
10. Kimberly
Honorable Mention: Green
Bay Notre Dame, Madison
Memorial, Janesville Parker,
Franklin, Sun Prairie, Green Bay
Preble, Prairie School,
Mukwonago, Oregon, Kettle
Moraine, Whitefish Bay, DSHA,
Holmen, DePere, Osseo-Fairchild,
Arcadia, Cedarburg, Oshkosh West,
Monona Grove, Marinette.
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Middleton head coach Becky Halverson (left), standout Loren Skibba and the rest of the Cardinals are having a
terrific season.
Photo courtesy of Wayne Brabender
Making history
For the first time in its 68-year history, Ashton was crowned the Home Talent League champion on Sept. 7 following a 5-2 win over Utica.
Ashton reached the Final Four in 1966, 1967 and 1986, but this is the first time it has won the title. All current members, including coaches, are
graduates of Middleton High School.
In front (from left) are head coach Dave Adler, Aaron Gowan, Kasey Miller, Jackson Keeler, Kevin Drunasky, Kevin Peternell, Garrett
Novinsky and assistant coach Joe Reisdorf. In back (from left) are Nick Meier, assistant coach Eugene Endres, Josh Adler, Trevor Dresen, Tanner
Meinholz, Derek Prochaska, Reese Felton, Drew Haack and Shane Adler.
Middletons girls cross country
team finished second at the star-stud-
ded River Valley Invitational last
Sun Prairie won the large schools
competition with 56 points, while
Middleton (71), McFarland (98),
Dodgeville-Mineral Point (129) and
Freedom (161) rounded out the top
The Cardinals competed without
their top runner, Bobbi Patrick, who
was taking her ACT test.
Sun Prairie ran an excellent race
placing three runners before our top
runner, Middleton co-coach Cindy
Bremser said.
Middleton junior Sam Valentine
finished 10th overall in 20 minutes, 1
second. Freshman Charlotte Sue was
12th (20:13), senior Rachel Wians
was 13th (20:14), senior Jenny
Launder was 17th (20:31) and senior
Jennifer Phillips was 19th (20:35).
Sam is steadily getting back into
form from last year recovering from
a stress fracture that happened dur-
ing track season, Bremser said.
Our next six runners improved and
remained under 21 minutes.
Our top seven runners were in
front ofSun Prairies fifth, but to win
we have to have more of our runners
in the mix with their top three. The
biggest improvement from this group
came from Jenny Phillips, who
moved from top JV runner to No. 5
varsity runner.
As the season progresses the
girls need to be moving to running
under 20 minutes to be competitive
with Big Eight teams Sun Prairie,
(Madison) West and (Madison)
Memorial. These teams have several
runners that can run in the 19-minute
range. With the way they have been
training and their positive mental
outlook, they have the ability to be
right in the mix.
Middletons boys were third over-
all among 19 teams.
Madison La Follette captured the
boys title with just 41 points. Sun
Prairie (81), Middleton (94),
Dubuque (114) and Mauston (149)
rounded out the top five.
Cardinals sophomore Gus
Newcomb was fifth individually in
16:30. Junior David Marrone was
17th (17:02), freshman Jack Radar
was 20th (17:04), junior Christian
Lindblom was 21st (17:06) and sen-
ior Andrew Plumb was 31st (17:35).
Frankly, we knew La Follette
would be tough to stick with, but
what we didnt expect was the talent
of the Sun Prairie team, Cardinals
co-coach Isaac Mezera said. They
are similar to our guys: younger, tal-
ented, and hungry. Knowing theyre
in our sectional should keep our guys
training hard and making the most of
each opportunity.
There were 19 teams in the field,
so third is nothing to be ashamed
about. But with the goals these guys
have, I know theyve been hoping for

Middletons girls tennis team fin-
ished third at the star-studded
Nicolet Sweet 16 Tournament last
Eau Claire Memorial and Nicolet
tied for the title with 28 points.
Middleton was third at 42, followed
by University School (47) and West
Bend East (48).
Middletons top finish came at
No. 2 doubles, where Baylie Gold
and Lauren Coons finished second
overall. The Cardinals top doubles
team of Abbey Webber and Allison
Ragsdale finished third, and
Middletons top singles player
Kaisey Skibba was also third.
Emily Oberwetter, Middletons
No. 2 singles player, and No. 4 sin-
gles player Liddy Whitenour were
both fifth.
Middleton also cruised to a pair of
Big Eight Conference wins last
The Cardinals toppled Madison
Memorial, 7-0, last Thursday.
Skibba, Oberwetter, Amanda Huff
and Whitenour had singles wins. In
doubles play, the teams of Ragsdale-
Webber, Gold-Coons and Megan
Peyton-Jessica Wang all notched
Middleton also defeated Sun
Prairie, 6-1, last Tuesday.
Skibba, Oberwetter and
Whitenour notched singles wins.
Middletons three doubles teams also
rolled to straight set wins.
On deck: Middleton was at
Madison West Tuesday and hosted
Madison La Follette Wednesday. The
Cardinals host Beloit Memorial
Thursday at 4 p.m., then host
Janesville Craig Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Abbey Webber and Middletons girls tennis team finished third at the Nicolet Sweet 16 Tournament.
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
bbey Webber and Middletons girls tennis team finished third at the Nicolet Sweet 16 Tournament.
and third times.
(La Follette) ran their most effec-
tive plays on offense the first drive,
added Wills. Our backers needed to
step up and they did and the rest of the
game we played our assignments.
Middleton then squandered several
opportunities on offense to tie the
Early in the second quarter,
Lancers punter C.J. Jackson failed to
get off a punt and instead threw the
ball away with Middleton defenders
closing in deep in La Follette territory.
Jackson was whistled for intentional
grounding and Middleton took over
on the Lancers 4-yard line. The
Cardinals were unable to cash in,
however, as quarterback Kellan
Schulz was stopped for a five-yard
loss on fourth down.
Middleton got another chance after
Copus fumbled the ball away at La
Follettes 21-yard line. The Cardinals
went backward on a pair of runs, but
on a fourth-and-19 play, Schulz
scrambled 20-yards for a first down to
the Lancers 10. Middleton came up
empty again, though, when the
Lancers Eric Cefalu intercepted a
Schulz pass at the goal line.
The Cardinals finally broke
through after another big play from
the defense. With La Follette backed
up at its own 6-yard line after Cefalus
interception, Middletons Peyton
Brunker picked off a deflected pass
from Carlson and returned it 12 yards
for a touchdown. Declan Whinnerys
kick tied things, 7-7.
Great play by Nick Mayes closing
in on the slant route and Peyton just
caught it off the deflection, Cabalka
said. Nick tipped it. That was huge.
We were stalling offensively at the
time, we were in the red zone a couple
of times and we didnt get in and final-
ly that was a big play.
The Lancers Jackson fumbled
away the ensuing kickoff at the La
Follette 22-yard line and Middleton
was back in business again. Four plays
later, Schulz scored on a quarterback
keeper to give the Cardinals a 14-7
lead with 3 minutes, 25 seconds
remaining in the half.
It was a real big turn of events for
us being down 7-0, then you go to 7-7
and now 14-7, Cabalka said.
After suffering a pair of turnovers
to open the second half, Middleton
finally took control after Alex Wood
raced down the sideline on a 47-yard
punt return to the Lancers 18-yard
line. Four plays later, Schulz scored
on a 19-yard run.
Woods return was one of several
outstanding plays by the special
Special teams were solid, Simon
said We addressed it throughout the
week, we addressed (Thursday) night
that special teams were going to be a
difference maker in the game and I
thought they were. All phases of the
special teams games were solid
tonight. We challenge our special
teams to be special and they were.
Middletons defense forced its
fourth turnover of the night on La
Follettes next offensive play as run-
ning back Darold Thomas fumbled the
ball away at the La Follette 19. Two
plays later, Schulz tossed a 7-yard
touchdown pass to Jake Manser for a
commanding 28-7 lead with 6:19
remaining in the third quarter.
We were hoping we could move
the ball a little bit better down in the
red zone, but when they needed to
make plays, they made plays,
Cabalka said of the Cardinals offense.
There were a number of times where
they were making the plays in critical
situations where we werent real
effective every down but we got one
or two plays that hurt them. Its nice to
keep them off the field because
(Carlson) can throw.
While both teams struggled with
turnovers, Simon noted a key differ-
ence in how they occurred.
A lot of their turnovers were
forced by our defense and our special
teams. Were hitting hard, were fly-
ing to the football, Simon said. Our
turnovers were on missed handoffs,
missed snaps. Those are our own self-
inflicted wounds and thats got to be
cleaned up and it will be cleaned up.
Cabalka commended the players
and coaches game preparation.
Our kids were tremendously pre-
pared for what they were about to give
us, Cabalka said. With our prepara-
tion we did a really nice job of prepar-
ing the kids and the kids preparing
On deck: Middleton travels to
two-time defending conference cham-
pion Sun Prairie Friday at 7 p.m.
Sept. 12
Middleton 28, Madison La Follette 7
La Follette ........... 7 0 0 0 7
Middleton ...... 0 14 14 0 28
ML Caden Parr 43 pass from Jordan
Carlson run (Hanna Hilgendorf kick)
M Peyton Brunker 12 interception return
(Declan Whinnery kick)
M Kellan Schulz 7 run (Whinnery kick)
M Schulz 19 run (Whinnery kick)
M Jake Manser 7 pass from Schulz
(Whinnery kick)
First downs ML 12, M 9. Rushing (Att-
Yds) ML 33-108, M 34-92. Passing yards ML
105, M 85. Passing (Att.-Comp.-Int.) ML 27-6-
3, M 22-10-2. Total plays-yards ML 61-213, M
58-177. Fumbles-lost ML 3-3, M 4-3.
Penalties-yards ML 15-142, M 9-88.
Rushing: ML Tim Hodges 8-57. M Schulz
14-48. Passing: ML Carlson 6-27-3. M
Schulz 10-22-2. Receiving: ML Parr 2-67. M
Herl 2-28.
film, we just had to do our defen-
sive assignments and our offense did
decent, but we need to get better on
offense. Overall we played a great
game. Our team did a great job.
Wills and his defensive teammates
made things difficult for Lancers sen-
ior quarterback Jordan Carlson, espe-
cially after star tailback Cahleel
Copus left the game with an apparent
knee injury midway through the sec-
ond quarter. Copus, an All-Big Eight
Conference first-team player last sea-
son who had averaged more than 200
yards per game in the Lancers first
three games, was injured after fum-
bling the ball away on a short run.
With a diminished running attack,
Carlson and the Lancers were forced
to pass and the Cardinals took full
advantage. Wills, senior defensive end
Josh Hellbach, senior defensive tackle
Nikko Miller and a host of others
applied constant pressure as the
Cardinals sacked Carlson four times
and intercepted him three times.
Middleton defenders dropped two
other passes and nearly intercepted
three more passes on deflections. In
all, Carlson completed just 6-of-27
passes for 104 yards.
Our two defensive ends, Alex
Willis was all over the field as was
Josh (Hellbach), and we just put a
great deal of pressure on (Carlson).
With us being able to double up their
two wide receivers, he didnt really
have many options to throw to, said
Middleton defensive coordinator Tom
Cabalka, whose unit has allowed just
22 points all season. That was the
difference, stopping the run game
early on and then being able to switch
to a defense that will be more produc-
tive to defending the pass.
After the Lancers 76-yard drive to
open the game, Middleton gave up
just 137 yards the rest of the game. In
addition to the three interceptions, the
Cardinals also recovered three fum-
Offensively, the Cardinals strug-
gled mightily at times as they mus-
tered just 177 total yards and failed to
score on several early red-zone oppor-
tunities. The Cardinals also turned the
ball over five times.
Our offense was a little sluggish
tonight, but part of that was they were
stacking the box and bringing guys all
night long, Simon said. We prac-
ticed that throughout the week, we
knew that they would, but obviously,
the speed of the game in terms of how
quick they brought some guys, the
gaps they were hitting, we cant quite
duplicate in practice. Our offense
obviously needs to pick things up a lit-
tle bit.
The Lancers struck first with an
impressive opening drive. Carlson
connected with Caden Parr on a 43-
yard touchdown pass that gave the
Lancers a 7-0 lead.
Our backer went for the bubble
(screen) and he let the slant run past
him, Cabalka said. That was the
killer there on us, so we saw that once
and we adjusted to it better the second
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Times-Tribune photo
by Mary Langenfeld
Mi ddl et ons
Chase Jollie tack-
les Madison La
Follette quarter-
back Jordan
Carlson during
the Cardinals
win last Friday.
Associated Press Football
Poll (Large Schools)
2. Homestead
6.Bay Port
7. Fond du Lac
8. Middleton
10. Muskego
Honorable Mention: Waukesha
West, Greendale, Kenosha Indian
Trail, Holmen, Janesville Craig,
Monona Grove, Superior, Appleton
North, Hudson, Neenah, Madison
La Follette.
Bluebirds to hold fall
skills camp
The Bluebirds basketball program
will hold its seventh annual fall skills
camp for four consecutive Sundays
in October.
The sessions will begin on Oct. 4
and will be held at Sunset Ridge
Elementary, 8686 Airport Road,
Middleton. The camp is open to chil-
dren in grades 1-8.
Each session lasts approximately
one hour. The cost is $30 and
includes a camp T-shirt. More than
500 players have participated in the
camp over the past six years.
For more information or for a reg-
istration form, please contact Perry
Hibner at (608) 828-9891.
Wolff honored
Former Middleton High School
standout Leah Wolff was named the
Rookie of the Year for the UW-Eau
Claire womens softball team.
Wolff appeared in 37 games, bat-
ted .297, ranked sixth in hits (27) and
added 15 RBI.
Golf scores
Sept. 9
Flight A: Sue Hyland, 45
Flight B: Cynthia VanderWoude,
Flight C: Mary Walker, 61
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