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City of Verona

Pool gets
more study
Alders seek details
on standalone
facility, joint effort
with VASD

Whats
next?
City staff plan to present a Phase 2 study for
approval Monday, Feb.
13.

JIM FEROLIE
Verona Press editor

Staying in character
VAHS grad wrapping up four-year tenure as Bucky Badger
KATE NEWTON
Unified Newspaper Group

When youre tasked with portraying whats perhaps the most popular character in Wisconsins history,
its hard to not let the pressure get
to your head especially when that
head weighs 35 pounds.
Fortunately, Austin Gerdes, a 2013
Verona Area High School graduate, has found the perks of being on
UW-Madisons Bucky Badger squad
far outweigh the pressure of being in
the limelight.

In the three years since he joined


the team as a freshman, Gerdes has
had courtside access to
major events like the
NCAA mens basketball championship in
2015 and has served as
the famous and furry
face of the university
at countless games,
orientations, 5Ks and Gerdes
weddings. And thanks
to mastering Buckys signature
move, hes done more push-ups than
most do in a lifetime.

Gerdes played tennis and ran


cross-country in high school, but
he told the Press mascoting never really crossed (his mind) until
he watched Buckys antics during
a football game his freshman year
of college and thought out loud to
(himself), Wow, it must be so much
fun to be on the field just goofing
around down there.
A friend suggested he look into
joining the team, and in the spring of
2014, Gerdes underwent a three-day

Turn to Bucky/Page 7

Parents, staff will receive


sometime in February
SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group

Staff and parents in the Verona


Area School District will soon have
a chance to tell officials whether the
district has improved in key problem
areas over the past year.

VASD will soon send out a survey


through School Perceptions that will
be similar to the one that went out
last year question by question.
Problems identified in the previous
survey included a lack of confidence
in leadership among staff compared
with similar area districts and a disconnect between the districts priorities and the importance parents
placed on those same topics.
T h e s u r v e y,
The

Verona Press

World of Variety,
Ace buildings would
be razed
JIM FEROLIE
Verona Press editor

which is unrelated to any of the referendum information or surveys that


have come out in recent months,
went out in May last year, but Bill
Foster of School Perceptions told the
school board in September that timing was not ideal, as they usually find
surveys given earlier in the spring
semester have higher ratings.

Turn to Survey/Page 12

Turn to Plan/Page 13

Survey will allow year-to-year comparison

Turn to Pool/Page 13

Restaurants, redevelopment
on commission agenda

Two new restaurants,


a daycare and two downtown-area redevelopment projects are set to be
reviewed Monday by the
citys Plan Commission.
The new restaurants each
fit into existing buildings
in Liberty Business Park,
which would make that
Nos. 3 and 4 there, after
Verona Woods held its soft
opening earlier this week.
The daycare also is planned
for Liberty Park.
Both redevelopment projects involve multiple properties along West Verona

Verona Area School District

nobody was really sure


what form the pool would
take or how much it would
cost. But the clear consensus was city staff should
bring back a proposal for a
feasibility study.
That sounds like a lot of
steps before getting to a real
decision, and it is. But there
are many factors to consider and not much time if they
intend to follow the wishes
expressed by the mayor and

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Austin Gerdes, a Verona Area High School graduate whos been part of the Bucky Badger squad since his freshman year
at UW-Madison, is pictured during the 2015 Final Four in Indianapolis alongside former players Sam Dekker and Frank
Kaminsky. Gerdes, who will graduate in May, said that game and his trip to the NCAA National Championship that year are
among his favorite memories as Bucky.

The mayor called it a


once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And nobody disagreed.
After hearing from the
public and going over a
preliminary study on other community pools in the
state and three basic options
Monday night, most alders
seemed to lean toward taking a little more time and
spending more money
investing in some sort of
community-owned pool,
rather than simply upgrading the community beach.
The beach will still likely require upgrades, and

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February 2, 2017

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Verona Area School District

Up to the challenge
Students around VASD take part in nationwide week that promotes efforts of kindness
SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group

Students around the Verona Area School District


found out if they were up to
the Great Kindness Challenge last week.
The week, celebrated Jan.
23-27 nationwide, encourages kids to perform up to 50
acts of kindness like invite a
new friend to play or smile
at 25 people.
While not every school in
the district participated, and
some chose a different week
this year to follow the same
theme, some used the opportunity to raise funds as well.
At New Century School,
teacher Jennifer Klawiter
helped her students plan
dress up days for each day
of the week, raise money through a penny drive
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Cash Christiansen cuts out a heart with a kind message to


post around New Century School as part of an effort to share
Kindness Quotes around the building.
and post positive messages
around the school.
Country View and Verona
Area International School
counselor Lisa Froehlich said
the checklist for 50 activities
was being sent home to families for students to complete
at home. VAIS students are
also collecting money for
Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Froehlich added that CV
fifth-graders are adding to the
Compassion Project wall
that is posted in the schools
blue pod. Students sketch
an example of compassion,
which allows the younger
students to see numerous
depictions of what kindness
looks like in action to make
this abstract concept more
concrete, she explained in
an email.
Badger Ridge Middle
School students held dress

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up days, a food drive and


a door-decorating contest
for the week. Savanna Oaks
Middle School students created a kindness board with
statements like Be kind to
unkind people. They need it
most.
Core Knowledge Charter
School students also received
the checklists from the
school counselor.
Stoner Prairie Elementary
School counselor Liz Schlitz
will incorporate the challenge into their schoolwide
Arbor Day celebration later
this spring.
According to the Great
Kindness Challenge website,
the event involved more than
5 million students and 8,000
schools in 2016.

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New Century School students, from left, Emma Yeager, Sidney Moore, Emerson Porco and
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Verona Area School District

Town of Verona

Superintendent
plans referendum
outreach visits

Board considers next steps


in opt-out of county zoning

SCOTT GIRARD

Unified Newspaper Group

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Verona Area School District superintendent Dean


Gorrell hopes to add some
meetings to his schedule in
the next two months.
But that will only happen
if people are interested in
hearing from him directly
about the upcoming April
referendum. Gorrell told
the Press he wants to make
house calls to interested
residents or businesses to
talk about the referendum
and the process that led to
its appearance on the ballot.
That would add to the 22
meetings district officials
already have planned with
staff, community groups
and the public around the
district between now and
April 4.
Theres still something
to that really personal
touch, Gorrell explained of
the idea.
The ballot will include
three referendum questions:
one for $162.7 million for
a new high school and performing arts center; another

for $18.5 million for a pool


and outdoor athletic fields;
and the third for $2.3 million on an annual basis to
cover increased operating
expenses.
Explaining the complicated financing is an important reason Gorrell wants to
offer the extra outreach.
Its a difficult set of circumstances to explain, he
said. We want to put a lot
of energy in (this effort).
He added that he hoped
any visits to someones
home could include neighbors or other interested
friends, up to around 20
people, to reach more people at a time.
The district can also
offer an interpreter to come
with Gorrell if any Spanish-speaking families are
interested.
To request a visit, email
referendum@verona.k12.
wi.us.
Contact Scott Girard at
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SCOTT GIRARD

The Town of Verona could


move a few steps closer to
opting out of Dane County
zoning Thursday.
The Town Board will hold
three public hearings and
consider votes on four items
that town planner/administrator Amanda Arnold called
technicalities in the process
of the opt-out. But, she added, if there were issues (and
they were not approved), it
could throw the process off.
Thats because the town, if
it decides to opt out of county zoning under a state law
passed last year that gave
it and other towns the ability to do so, has to approve
these products 61 days
before enacting an ordinance in April, which would
then have to be approved by
town voters at the annual
meeting to officially opt out.
The state law last year
drew criticism from county officials and strong support from the Dane County
Towns Association and
some town leaders around

If You Go
What: Town of Verona
zoning opt out meeting
When: 6:30p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2
Where: Town Hall, 7669
County Hwy. PD
Info: town.verona.wi.us
the county. DCTA maintained that county zoning
laws, which restrict much
development, including
most land divisions with
fewer than 35 acres, were
overbearing and did not
allow the towns the opportunity to grow their tax bases
as needed.
County officials, though,
expressed concerns about
protecting rural land and
natural features around the
county and had questions
about how two neighboring
towns with different zoning
codes could clash.
Currently, the system has
joint review of approval for
rezoning between each town

Finding out about opt-out


Officials from Dane County and the Dane County
Towns Association will offer pros and cons of a zoning
opt-out from their differing perspectives Feb. 16.
The Town of Verona will host a public meeting that
day at 6p.m. at the Town Hall to offer each to give
a presentation on the topic, town planner/administrator
Amanda Arnold said.

and the countys Zoning and


Land Regulations board.
The items to be considered Thursday are adopting
the official map for the town,
amending and readopting the
towns comprehensive plan,
recommending a new zoning ordinance and adopting a
new zoning code. DCTA created a model ordinance and
potential zoning map for its
member towns to use.
Town of Verona officials
said during the legislative
discussions they did not
have any recent complaints
about county zoning, but
Town Chair Mark Geller

said it was a good idea to


give towns the option to create their own zoning.
The town is also undergoing a rewrite of its comprehensive plan, but will use the
2006 version with some
amendments for the optout process as it continues
public outreach.
Thursdays meeting will
also include a review of the
opt-out schedule and process.
Contact Scott Girard at
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Firearms
ordinance
public
hearing
Feb.
7
Charter tours continue for
SCOTT GIRARD

incoming kindergartners
Three of the choice program opportunities for Verona Area School District
incoming kindergarten families will continue tours or
informational meetings this
month.
Charters New Century
School, Verona Area International School and the Two
Way Immersion program all
have upcoming events. Core
Knowledge Charter School
held four tours in both
December and January and
two informational meetings
in late January.
NCS, at 401 W. Verona
Ave., will hold its tours from
8:30-9:30a.m. Thursdays,
Feb. 2, 9 and 16.
VAIS, located in Stoner

Prairie Elementary School at


5830 Devoro Road in Fitchburg, will host tours from
8:30-9:30a.m. Fridays, Feb.
3, 10 and 17.
The TWI program will
have its second informational
night Thursday, Feb. 2, from
6-7:30p.m. at Glacier Edge
Elementary School, 800
Kimball Lane.
Choice and charter placement forms are due back
by Feb. 17. Not turning in a
form would mean a student
would attend his or her attendance area school.
For more information on
the choice program, visit
verona.k12.wi.us.
Scott Girard

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A proposed ordinance that would


restrict the hours and areas firearms
could be used for target practice in the
Town of Verona is up for public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The firearms discharge ordinance,
which the Town Board began discussing as far back as October last year,
would limit the hours for target shooting as from 9:30a.m. until 30 minutes
before sunset, among other limitations.
The current ordinance only governs
rifle usage, and does not limit times
one can shoot for target practice.
The meeting begins at 6p.m. at the
new Town Hall, 7669 County Hwy. PD.
Town administrator/planner Amanda
Arnold told the Press in October the
ordinance was drafted to better facilitate firearm usage given the towns mix
of rural and urban areas.

What: Public hearing on firearms


discharge ordinance
When: 6p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7
Where: Town Hall, 7669 County
Hwy. PD
Info: town.verona.wi.us

The ordinance would make specific


exemptions for those using a firearm
for pest control or hunting, as long as
state statutes and state Department of
Natural Resources regulations are followed.
It would not apply to Town
Board-approved shooting ranges or
galleries, and it makes an exemption
for law enforcement or military personnel using a firearm for official

duties and anyone using a firearm for


the protection of life or property or
otherwise allowed under state statutes.
Other limitations include setbacks
from neighboring properties and a limit to shooting two hours per day without an agreement signed by neighboring property owners within a certain
distance, unless the shooter is more
than 500 yards away from the nearest
residence on a neighboring property.
The new ordinance would also
repeal the one already on the books,
which was adopted on Oct. 1, 1969.
Town clerk/treasurer John Wright said
in an email the ordinance would have
to be repealed whether this one passes
or not, as it is outdated and no longer
can be enforced due to changes in how
the DNR regulates hunting.
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Opinion

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Letters to the editor

President Trump is a liar and criminal


It is now clear that Americans
electing Donald Trump as
president have chosen a liar
and criminal who has an outof-control ego fueled by an
obsession to be revered.
He kept alive the lie for five
years that Barack Obama was not
born in the United States, and
recently stated the bold faced lie
that if 3-5 million undocumented
immigrants living in the country
hadnt voted, he would have won
the popular vote.
Before the election, a widelyshown video/audio clip captured
him saying, When youre a
star, you can do anything. He
indicated his sense of sexual
entitlement regarding women
by saying that he could grab
them by the (genitals) and they
would accept it. Many felt a
revulsion with his comments,
but the voters gave him a narrow
electoral victory. He and his
representatives have also pushed
the blatant lie that he had the

largest inauguration crowds in


American history.
After being elected, he has
stated he would be willing
to bring back waterboarding
and other methods of torture.
He feels they are effective
despite his pick for Secretary of
Defense, General James Mad
Dog Mattis, who stated that
he didnt believe waterboarding
was effective and would not use
it. Waterboarding is considered
a crime by the Geneva
Conventions.
Trump has shown that he is
willing to do whatever is needed
to make himself look good and
maintain authoritarian power.
Are we willing to live with this
mad man as POTUS for four
years? Consider what happened
to Germany after they elected
Hitler.
Bob Menamin,
City of Verona

Inauguration viewing was upsetting


On Friday, Jan. 20, it was
brought to our attention by our
daughter, a seventh grader at
Savanna Oaks Middle School,
that they were made to watch the
presidential inauguration speech
made by Donald Trump. This
was extremely upsetting to her
as she did not want to watch it.
In addition, we as parents did
not receive any notice, via email
or by letter, that SOMS planned
to have the children watch the
speech. We were never given the
option as to whether we wanted
our children to watch it or have
them exempted.

As is known all too well, this


past election and its outcome has
brought out hate and deplorable
actions by many in this country:
none of which have gone
unnoticed by children, teens
and adults, which has caused
fear and anxiety in many. It
is for these reasons we do not
understand why middle school
students would be made to watch
the inauguration speech without
parental approval.
Michael Jones and Abigail
Rebholz-Jones,
City of Verona

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Community Voices

Civic duty is weighty,


but not always a burden

didnt vote in the last


presidential election.
I couldnt vote because Im
16 years old. However, I learned
that I could still exercise my rights
and responsibilities as a citizen.
The day after the presidential
inauguration, I marched along with
at least 75,000 others toward the
capitol in Madison with a unified
goal: to strengthen the community
and promote equality for all.
What does it
mean for me,
a student at
Verona Area
High School
whose usual
concerns are
homework and
social media, to
participate in a
Castronovo
national action,
the Womens
March?
I put my hair in a ponytail and
stuffed my 5-pound world history
textbook into my backpack. I
wasnt sure if there would be
downtime at a rally, and I had
studying to do.
The mass of motivational signs,

the never-ending shuffling of


winter boots, and the chants of
students, adults and activists was
enough to make me certain that
this was what democracy looked
like.
In a crowd of complete
strangers, Id never felt more
comfortable. While the participants
may have marched for different
reasons, we all realized the
necessity of finding our voice in
the community.
The Womens March, which
allowed people to come together
and unite in a safe space, was a
stark contrast to my high school
the morning after Election Day.
Emotions ran high, and students
began to trade verbal and cyber
insults. The school superintendent,
Dean Gorrell, sent a letter of
concern about an increase in [the]
number of culturally insensitive,
derogatory and discriminatory type
comments.
While bullying and offensive
remarks were not new occurrences
at school, the election intensified
distrust among the students.
In the weeks that followed,
many of my classmates felt

discouraged and dejected by the


elections outcome. But the march
was uplifting.
As a high school student, its
easy to think that my presence
is minuscule in comparison to
nationwide events. But Im not
just a teen: Im also a citizen. This
local rally has made me realize the
importance, as well as my civic
duty, of taking part in political
events.
As citizens, its not so much
about our beliefs or a name on the
ballot. Its about how our beliefs
shape our actions and influence our
community.
By the end of the rally, my
unopened history book had proved
useless. My shoulders ached from
carrying the weight of literally
a thousand pages of history. Yet
I was uplifted by the realization
that I was taking part in something
bigger.
History, I learned, is not only
found in books.
Maya Castronovo is a
sophomore at Verona Area High
School.

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The Verona Press

Student organization to debut Romeo and Juliet


If You Go
What: Fair Verona Shakespeare
Company presents Romeo and
Juliet
When: 7p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
and Saturday, Feb. 11
Where: Verona Area High
School Performing Arts Center,
300 Richard St.
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students
and children
Info:
fairveronashakespearecompany.
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picking the show, editing the script,


advertising (and the) audition
process began in June, the release
said. As part of a new tradition to
hold two shows a year (the group
performed Much Ado About
Nothing and Hamlet last year),
FVSC will present The Taming of
Photo submitted the Shrew in June.
Tickets for Romeo and Juliet
The student-run Fair Verona Shakespeare Company will bring the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to the stage
at 7p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300
will be $7 for adults and $5
Richard St. Pictured is the cast of the show, which features VAHS juniors Caulden Parkel and Denisa Ramseier for students and children. For
in the title roles.
information, visit FVSCs website
at fairveronashakespearecompany.
because of the cast involved, Shakespeare is fun because you it, the more you notice little things weebly.com.
Ramseier said in the release. Its have to learn how to compensate for that you dont catch at first glance.
so cool to be part of this company the language barrier through your
Rehearsals for the show began
Kelsey Pacetti and Kate Newton
that is being made all around me. acting, and the more you work with in October, while the process of

Bowling tournament to benefit


local animal organizations

Prom Fashion Show Sunday

What: Bowling fundraiser for Fetch Wisconsin Rescue


and Heartland Farm Sanctuary
When: 9a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4
Where: Ten Pin Bowling Alley, 6285 Nesbitt Road,
Fitchburg
Register: $25 per person; email cashforcritters53593@
gmail.com
Info: fetchwi.org, heartlandfarmsanctuary.org
founded in 2010, serves
as a rescue organization
for homeless farm animals
from across the state and
also works to (build)
connections between animals
and vulnerable youth and
children with special needs
through therapeutic animalassisted services, according
to a news release for the
fundraiser.
Every year, Heartland
m e m b e r s p r ov i d e t h e
last chance for dozens
of abused, neglected, and
abandoned farm animals
who have nowhere else to
go, the release said. Many
of the animals find their
forever homes at Heartland,
and others are placed into
safe, loving adoptive homes
so they can keep our barn
doors open for other animals
in need of refuge.
Founded in spring 2013,
Fetch Wisconsin Rescue is a

team of volunteers who work


with shelters and humane
societies across the Midwest
to rehome and rehabilitate
at-risk dogs, according to
the release. Their dogs are
available to both foster and
adopt.
For information on
both organizations,
v i s i t f e t c h w i . o rg a n d
heartlandfarmsanctuary.org.
Kate Newton

Students can get an early


look at the styles of the season
ahead of the big dance at a
Prom Fashion Show Sunday,
Feb. 5.
The annual event, which
will run from 12:30-2:20p.m.
at the Verona Area High
School Performing Arts
Center, will raise money
through ticket sales, a bake
sale and silent auction to
help plan an affordable,
fun and safe 2017 prom,
according to a news release.
The funds will help cover
food, entertainment, staffing,
decorations, security and
rental space.
VAHS students will model
formal dresses and tuxedos
donated by Dane County
bridal shops and menswear
stores. Younger students in
grades K-5 are encouraged

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Verona Farmers Market is Looking for Local Vendors


Sell Your Local Items Such As:
Produce
Homemade Jams & Jellies
Arts & Crafts
Plants & Flowers
Local Honey
Cheese & Sausage
Handcrafted Jewelry

Verona

Email Mona for info or to reserve your booth at


monacassis@hotmail.com

Hometown
Farmers Market

If You Go
What: Verona Area High
School Prom Fashion
Show
When: 12:30-2:30p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 5
Where: VAHS Performing
Arts Center, 300 Richard
St.
Info: verona.k12.wi.us

Louie & Susan (Diener) Eifert


are celebrating their

40th Wedding Anniversary


on February 12, 2017.

Louie is a retired Police Sergeant & Susan is a


retired Clerk of Court & they reside in
Verona.
They have 2 sons, Chris (Rachel) Eifert,
Nick (Leah) Eifert, both of Verona &
grandchildren Nicholas, Isaac,
Lillian, Logan & Landon

Celebrate

Dale & Audrey


Hagens
50th

Anniversary!
Open HOuse
Feb. 4, 1-4pm
The Pub in
Noel Manor
471 Prairie Way Blvd,
Verona
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to wear their favorite prince


or princess attire and walk
across the stage after the
show.
F o r m e r M i s s Te e n
Wisconsin International
Teri Rayome will emcee the
event and take photos with
the younger students after the
show. Those interested can
also try on her tiara.
Tickets, all sold the day of
the show, are $10 for adults
and $5 for K-12 students.
Scott Girard

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Verona residents can dust


off their bowling shoes and
support two local animal
organizations at the same
time during the annual
Boomers Bowl Your Balls
Off bowling tournament
Saturday in Fitchburg.
This years tournament
will benefit Fetch Wisconsin
Rescue and Heartland
Farm Rescue, both based
in Verona, and will start
at 9a.m. Feb. 4 at Ten Pin
Bowling Alley, 6285 Nesbitt
Road. Wendi Endres of Cash
for Critters, the nonprofit
coordinating the event, told
the Press in an email last
years fundraiser raised
$10,000, and that the goal is
to reach the $12,000 mark
this year.
The tournament is open
to the public, with check-in
for the first of two bowling
shifts starting at 9a.m. and
bowling starting at 10. Shift
two will start at about 1p.m.
when the first teams finish,
with check-in opening at
noon.
Those looking to support
the cause without setting
foot in a bowling lane will
have other opportunities: the
fundraiser will also include
a live auction starting shortly
after the second shift of
bowlers, a silent auction
open through 3:30p.m.,
and a 50/50 raffle. There
will also be door prizes,
a bake sale, live music by
Big J DJ Service and free
hot beverages and donuts
provided by Dunkin Donuts.
The tournament is a
Scotch doubles format,
with teams of two people
each. Registration is $25
per person, and those
interested in forming a
team can email Endres at
cashforcritters53593@
gmail.com for a sign-up
sheet.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary,

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Shakespeares timeless tragedy


Romeo of Juliet hardly needs an
introduction, but the student-run
organization bringing it to the local
stage this month is making its own
impression as its membership and
its following grows.
Verona Area High School
students Graham Billings and
Emma Ferguson started the Fair
Verona Shakespeare Company
(FVSC) in 2014 to perform
Shakespeare productions with
their peers; starting with its first
production of Twelfth Night,
FVSC chooses two students to serve
as director and tech director before
swearing them in on a copy of
The Complete Works of William
Shakespeare, according to a news
release from the group.
Exploration Academy student
Kelsey Pacetti is directing the
upcoming Romeo and Juliet,
which runs at 7p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
and Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Verona
Area High School Performing Arts
Center. VAHS student AJ Heatley
is serving as tech director, while
juniors Caulden Parkel and Denisa
Ramseier will play the title roles in
the play.
According to the news release,
more than 40 students are now
involved in FVSC a fantastic
accomplishment since historically
the company barely had enough
people for a cast and crew.
This show is especially exciting

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Churches

Coming up
Bring on Spring concert
Bring on spring at a free concert
from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the
Verona Area High School Performing
Arts Center, 300 Richard St.
The event is open to all ages and
features David Landau, an awardwinning musician and former first
grade teacher.
For information, contact Marisa
Kahler at kahlerm@verona.k12.wi.us.

National Sewing Day


Veronas Quilt of Valor Group will
participate in the National Quilt of
Valor Sewing Day from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the American
Legion building, 207 Legion St.
Everyone in the Verona area is
welcome to bring a sewing machine
and sack lunch to sew with the
group, or drop off fabric or monetary
donations.
For information, contact Karen
Eberhardt at 577-5906.

Wisconsin Singers

at the Verona Area Performing Arts


Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
4, at the Verona Area High School
Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard
St.
The VAHS Accidentals Vocal Jazz
and Naturals Jazz Choir will also
perform. Tickets are $15 for adults and
$8 for students 18 and under, and are
available at vapas.org, the State Bank
of Cross Plains-Verona, Capitol BankVerona or by calling 848-2787.
For information, visit
wisconsinsingers.com.

TRIAD presentation
D r. A n t h o ny Pa p a l i a , r e t i r e d
director of student services at the State
University of New York at Cortland, and
his daughter, a retired Madison police
officer and Safe Communities trainer,
will lead a discussion on giving,
receiving and rejection at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 6, at the senior center.
The presentation is part of the
centers monthly TRIAD series. For
information, call 845-7471.

The Wisconsin Singers, a group of Valentines Day lunch


singers, dancers and instrumentalists
Spend your Valentines Day lunch at
representing UW-Madison, will appear the senior center at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday,

Feb. 14. The Forward barbershop


quartet will perform a mix of love
songs ranging from the Beach Boys
to Duke Ellington beginning at 12:30
p.m. Lunch reservations are required by
noon Tuesday, Feb. 7.
For information or to make a
reservation, call 845-7471.

AARP tax services

Thursday, February 2

Friday, February 3

9 a.m., Chat and Chew program


with city administrator Jeff Mikowski,
senior center, 845-7471
1 p.m., Movie Matinee: Royal
Wedding (93 min.), senior center,
845-7471
7 p.m., Madison Songwriter Showcase, Tuvalu

Saturday, February 4

9 a.m., Bowling fundraiser for


Fetch Wisconsin Rescue and Heartland Farm Sanctuary (registration
required), Ten Pin Bowling Alley,
6285 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg, cashforcritters53593@gmail.com
10-11 a.m., Bring on Spring concert with David Landau, Verona Area
High School Performing Arts Center,

300 Richard St., 920-210-2502


10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Quilt of Valor
National Sewing Day, American
Legion, 207 Legion St., 577-5906
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Kitchen free community meal, BPNN,
bpnn.org
7 p.m., Fifth Annual Jay Lechler
Tribute Show, Tuvalu
7:30 p.m., VAPAS presents the
Wisconsin Singers, Verona Area
High School Performing Arts Center,
300 Richard St., wisconsinsingers.
com

Monday, February 6

10:30 a.m., TRIAD presentation:


Giving, Receiving and Rejection,
senior center, 845-7471
6:30 p.m., Plan Commission, Verona City Center, 848-9943

Tuesday, February 7

11 a.m., Lunch Trivia (RSVP


required for meal), senior center,
845-7471
4-8 p.m., Crafty Teen drop-in program, library, 845-7180

Fitchburg Memorial UCC


5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
memorialucc.org
Pastor Phil Haslanger
Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m.

Wednesday, February 8

Redeemer Bible Fellowship


130 N. Franklin St., Verona
(608)848-1836
redeemerbiblefellowship.org
Pastor Dwight R. Wise
Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship

12:30 p.m., Literature Lovers Book


Club, senior center, 845-7471
4-5:30 p.m., Minecraft Club (grades
1-6; registration required), library,
845-7180
4:30 p.m., Tech Time with Tim
(RSVP for half-hour appointments),
senior center, 845-7471
4:30-7 p.m., Spaghetti Dinner ($10),
American Legion, 207 Legion St.,
845-7898

Thursday, February 9

AARP tax services (by appointment), senior center, 845-7471


10 a.m. to noon, Coffee With a
Reporter, The Sows Ear
10:30 a.m. Diabetes 101 program,
senior center, 845-7471
3 p.m., Veterans Club, senior center, 845-7471
4 p.m., Anime Club (grades 6-12),
library, 845-7180
6:30-7:30 p.m., Classical Concert
Series: Johann Bach, library, 8457180

Whats on VHAT-98
Thursday, February 2
7 a.m. Harp Music at
Senior Center
8 a.m.- Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
2 p.m. Zumba Gold
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Al Anderson at
Senior Center
6 p.m. Salem Church
Service
7 p.m. Wayne the Wizard
at Senior Center
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
Friday, February 3
7 a.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
1 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
3 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
4 p.m. Al Anderson at
Senior Center
5 p.m. 2015 Wildcats
Football
8:30 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
10 p.m. Harp Music
11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Saturday, February 4
8 a.m. Committee of the
Whole from Jan. 30

11 a.m. Verona 90-91


Boys Basketball
1 p.m. 2015 Wildcats
Football
4:30 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
6 p.m. Committee of the
Whole from Jan. 30
9 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Sunday, February 5
7 a.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
9 a.m. Resurrection Church
10 a.m. Salem Church
Service
Noon - Committee of the
Whole from Jan. 30
3 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
4:30 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
6 p.m. Committee of the
Whole from Jan. 30
9 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Monday, February 6
7 a.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
1 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
3 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
4 p.m. Al Anderson at

The Church in Fitchburg


2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 271-2811
livelifetogether.com
Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m.

Get help doing your taxes from


AARP by appointment on Thursdays,
Feb. 9 and 23, March 9 and 23 and
April 6, at the senior center.
Participants should bring the
following to their appointment: a
photo ID; Social Security cards or
ITIN documentation; a copy of last
years tax return; income documents
(e.g. forms W2, SSA, 1099 and Social
Security income statement for 2016,
1099R, 1099G, other 1099 forms or
self-employment income); brokerage
statements; healthcare (1095 A, B,
C); marketplace exemption letters;
records of federal and state taxes paid;
education expenses (form 1098-T and
expense receipts); and other necessary
documents.
For information or to make an
appointment, call 845-7471.

Community calendar
4 p.m., Anime Club (grades 6-12),
library, 845-7180
6-7 p.m., Evening Caregiver Support Group (repeats first and third
Thursdays; refreshments 5:30-6
p.m.), senior center, 845-7471

All Saints Lutheran Church


2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
allsaints-madison.org
Pastor Rich Johnson
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.

Senior Center
5 p.m. 2015 Wildcats
Football
6:30 p.m.
Plan
Commission Live
9 p.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
10 p.m. Harp Music
11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Tuesday, February 7
7 a.m. Harp Music at
Senior Center
10 a.m.- Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
2 p.m.- Zumba Gold
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Al Anderson at
Senior Center
6 p.m. Resurrection
Church
8 p.m. Wayne the Wizard
at Senior Center
9 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society
Wednesday, February 8
7 a.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
1 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
3 p.m. Verona 90-91 Boys
Basketball
5 p.m. Plan Commission
from Feb. 6
7 p.m. Capital City Band
8 p.m. Trippers Music at

Senior Center
10 p.m. Harp Music
11 p.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
Thursday, February 9
7 a.m. Harp Music
8 a.m.- Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Kat Trio at Senior
Center
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Trippers Music at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Al Anderson at
Senior Center
6 p.m. Salem Church
Service
7 p.m. Wayne the Wizard
at Senior Center
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Active Shooter
Training at Senior Center
10 p.m. Sugar River at
Historical Society

Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,


Verona
Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
a.m., St. Andrew, Verona

St. James Lutheran Church


ELCA
427 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-6922
stjamesverona.org
Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Narum
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8
a.m.-noon Wednesday
Saturday Worship: 5 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 8:30 and 10:45
a.m.

Good Shephard Lutheran


Church ECLA
(608) 271-6633
Central: Raymond Road & Whitney
Way, Madison
Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m.
West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine
Mound Road, Verona
Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Salem United Church of Christ


502 Mark Dr., Verona
(608) 845-7315
salemchurchverona.org
Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry
Sunday School: 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m.
Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.

Damascus Road Church West


The Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St., Verona
(608) 819-6451
info@damascusroadchurch.com,
damascusroadonline.org
Pastor Justin Burge
Sunday: 10 a.m.

Springdale Lutheran Church


ECLA
2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
Mount Horeb
(608) 437-3493
springdalelutheran.org
Pastor Jeff Jacobs
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion

Memorial Baptist Church


201 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-7125
MBCverona.org
Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.

Sugar River United Methodist


Church
415 W. Verona Ave., Verona
(608) 845-5855
sugar.river@sugarriverumc.org,
sugarriverumc.org
Pastor Gary Holmes
9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary
worship.
Sunday School available during
worship. Refreshments and fellowship are between services.

Resurrection Lutheran Church


WELS
6705 Wesner Rd., Verona
(608) 848-4965
rlcverona.org
Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant
Pastor Benjamin Phelps
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.
St. Christopher Catholic Parish
St. Andrew Church
301 N. Main St., Verona
St. William Church
1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli
(608) 845-6613
stchristopherverona.com
Fr. William Vernon, pastor
Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew,
Verona
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William,
Paoli

West Madison Bible Church


2920 Hwy. M, Verona
(608) 845-9518
www.wmbiblechurch.org
Pastor Dan Kukasky Jr.
Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.
Zwingli United Church of
Christ
Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
(608) 832-6677
Pastor Brad Brookins
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Zwingli United Church of
Christ
Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
(608)845-5641
Rev. Sara Thiessen
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship

Do Something Nice for Someone


The advice to do something nice for someone follows
logically from the golden rule, i.e., to do unto others
as you would have them do unto you (Matthew 7:12),
and is, in effect, a summary of the Bibles teaching on
morality. We all know how good it feels when someone
does something nice for us, and so we should return
the favor, or perhaps pay it forward, as the saying
goes. This can be done in so many simple ways, from
helping someone with their chores, to inviting someone
to eat with you or otherwise sharing your food, to just
being there for others. It doesnt have to be expensive;
sometimes the best gift is the gift of our time. A patient
and understanding listener is often the best therapist.
On the other hand, gifts are also nice. Who doesnt like
to be the recipient of a thoughtful gift? And monetary
gifts are always practical. Sometimes the nicest things
we do are the things we do for those who dont expect
it, or deserve it. If someone deserves to be forgiven,
then its not a big deal to forgive them. But if someone
doesnt deserve to be forgiven and we forgive them,
that is a big deal. Do something nice for someone each
and every day and occasionally do something really
nice for someone who doesnt necessarily expect it, or
deserve it. Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
So in everything, do to others what you would have
them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the
Prophets.
Matthew 7:12 NIV

Support groups
AA Meeting, senior center, Thursdays at 1 p.m.
Caregivers Support
Group, senior center, first
and third Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Healthy Lifestyles
Group meeting, senior
center, second Thursday
from 10:30 a.m.
Parkinsons Group,
senior center, third
Friday at 10 a.m.

430 E. Verona Ave.


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Bucky: Gerdes appeared as Bucky at NCAA Final Four in 2015


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tryout process a whirlwind of dancing, improv,
interviews and, of course,
push-ups before officially
getting the call hed soon be
suiting up as Bucky. After
a very quick turnaround,
he and the rest of the new
members were tasked
with learning the mascots
trademark walk, etiquette,
humor and gestures that
together form Buckys distinct, nonverbal character
they maintain at all times
when (theyre) in the suit,
Gerdes said.
As for the suit itself,
adjusting to the heat,
humidity and physical limitations that come with it
start as a struggle that
lessen with time and plenty
of practice, he said.
The best way to train
for mascoting is to just be a
mascot, Gerdes explained.
You have to be in pretty good physical shape, so
exercise is very important,
but I dont think theres
anything that really prepares you for just putting
on the suit.

An incredible
experience
The Bucky Badger team,
typically made up of about
eight students, together
makes about 700 to 800
appearances a year, part of
what Gerdes called a yearround commitment that
gives new members plenty of time to practice over
the summer before athletic
events start up in the fall.
At one of his early events
a parade Gerdes remembered glancing in a passing window and seeing his
reflection as Bucky.
Even though Id been
portraying Buckys character and was halfway through
the parade, it almost startled
me that it wasnt me looking
back, he said. That was the
first time it kind of hit me,
Oh my gosh, I actually am
Bucky, and that was a really
cool moment.
Things only got more surreal from there, like during
his first football game when
Gerdes was lifted up on the
platform in front of the
entire student section, did a
gesture and immediately saw
and heard the crowds roaring reaction.
It was a level of enthusiasm Wisconsin fans soon
topped during their trips to

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Photo by Josette Jaucian

Austin Gerdes, a Verona Area High School graduate whos been part of the Bucky Badger
squad since his freshman year at UW-Madison, is pictured during the 2015 Final Four in
Indianapolis with fellow members of the UW Spirit Squad. Gerdes, who will graduate in May,
said that game and his trip to the NCAA National Championship that year are among his
favorite memories as Bucky.

Its just such a great feeling, especially in


college after a long day of studying, to be
able to put the (Bucky) head on and adapt
an entirely different personality.
Austin Gerdes,
VAHS Class of 2013
the NCAA Final Four and
mens national championship game in spring 2015.
Because longer veterans of
the Bucky team opted for
the more guaranteed trips
like the Big 10 conference
tournament and early rounds
of March Madness, Gerdes
sealed a ticket to both games.
At the Final Four in Indianapolis, the most memorable
moment came when he was
hoisted up by cheerleaders
to form a Bucky pyramid,
where the mascot spins
around above the crowd
while the band plays.
That was an incredible experience, Gerdes
recalled. I just remember
that moment, being lifted up
center court at the Final Four
looking out at everybody.
Thats a view Ill never forget.

The most high-profile


appearances, though, dont
always leave the biggest
impressions. Gerdes said he
enjoys almost all of his outings as Bucky, but kid-focused events in the community even the more difficult
ones, like hospital visits
stand out as his favorites.
I think theres kind of that
special connection between
a mascot and a child, and
its always been really gratifying to me if Im able to
give a toddler a high five or
play rock, paper, scissors and
make their day and see their
face light up, he said.

Balancing schedules
Balancing mascoting,
academics and a social life
is no easy feat.
Gerdes estimates he
spends a minimum of about

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a college experience few
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Its just such a great
feeling, especially in college after a long day of
studying, to be able to put
the (Bucky) head on and
adapt an entirely different
personality, he said.
Gerdes has a busy last
few months as Bucky ahead
as he preps for life after
graduation in May, and he
hopes to get his masters
degree in public health
before ultimately becoming
a doctor. He expects hell
have no trouble keeping in
touch with fellow Buckys,
as past and present members maintain an alumni
network to share mascoting
tips and setup the occasional get-together.
And while being Bucky
has at times felt like a permanent departure from his
comfort zone, Gerdes said
hes far removed from the
version of himself who
used to get nervous at just
the thought of getting up in
front of a crowd.
Obviously that changed
pretty quickly with Bucky,
to a year later when I was
able to dance like an idiot in
front of 80,000 people at the
Final Four and think nothing of it at the time, Gerdes
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of a flight risk. It wasnt
until the 1940s that the
version of Bucky fans
know today began to
take form.
According to the UW
Spirit Squad website, illustrator Art Evans first
drew the character with
his signature cardinal
red and white sweater
in 1940, and in 1949,
a student donned a papier-mache badger head
for the first time at the
UW homecoming game.
While nicknames like
Benny, Buddy, Bernie,
Bobby and Bouncey
were all tossed around,
a contest soon led to the
mascot being formally
named Buckingham U.
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and he remains a popular and enduring fixture
among Wisconsin fans
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Verona History
December

after quite a bit of controversy over the costs and benefits


for each municipality.
The $25,000 ambulance,
one of two awarded by the
commission, was paid for by
a federal grant and matched
by the county. In return,
the benefiting communities
(Stoughton was the other)
had to develop a contractual
relationship to provide quality ambulance service in the
area.
The EMS Committee that
was formed spent the next
several months looking for
volunteers, and the ambulance was delivered in the
spring. Fitch-Rona EMS officially began providing service in September 1977.
The village unveiled its
Master Plan, showing residential growth in the north up
to Cross Country Road and to
the west and southeast, commercial along West Verona
Avenue and industrial in the
area now known as the Verona Industrial Park.
A survey released with the
results showed that threefourths of Veronans did their
banking and grocery-shopping in town but the vast
majority went elsewhere for
medical or dental care, clothing and other goods. About
70 percent wanted to see a
future bypass located on the
north side of the village rather
than the south or middle, and
86 percent preferred to see an
area of open space separate
Verona and Madison. About
half said they would use a bus
service to Madison.

Plans for two University of Wisconsin Foundation


18-hole golf courses and a
housing development at the
northwest corner of County Roads M and PD were
shelved because of environmental concerns.
The housing development,
which had been planned for
two years before complaints
put it on hold, was to contain 400-600 units, including
some apartments.
Despite vigorous objections from residents, elected
officials and Dane County
Home representatives at a
DNR hearing, the DNR indicated it would support permitting the county to build
a landfill on the east end of
town.
The Village Board voted
to split the village into four
wards.
The Teamsters asked for
a 24 percent raise for police
officers.

All reports taken from the the Verona Fire Department


log book at the Verona Po- with traffic control while
lice Department.
they worked with MG&E to
repair a gas line damaged
Oct. 25
by construction workers.
8:07a.m. An officer responded to a gas leak in the Oct. 26
100 block of West Whisper2:08p.m. A man and a
ing Pines Way, and assisted drivers education instructor

complained of minor neck


and back pain after the man
rear-ended the drivers ed.
vehicle while traveling eastbound on Cross Country
Road near Gateway Pass.
Both refused EMS services,
and the man was cited for
inattentive driving.

50 years ago
Responding to public
pressure, Village President
Everett Whitesel reorganized
the Plan Commission to
make it more representative
of the entire village. Most of
the members had been living
in the northwest side.
Included was the resignations of William Dahlk and
Al Frazier and the appointment of Harold Zurbuchen
and William Kunstman Jr.
The Verona Board of
Education advanced the new
high school plans, continuing
the debate on which way to
face the building.
Verona got into the
Christmas spirit, with three
members of Verona Lumber
Co. erecting a Santa Claus
house in downtown Verona
and dressing up the Village
with Christmas decorations.
The Chamber of Commerce
offered prizes for the most
outstanding home displays.
A fire broke out on a farm
north of Paoli, killing 55 pigs,
destroying four heifers and a
barnful of feed.
Hunters at Point O Pines
Resort bagged 43 deer in one
morning.
Matthew Barton

40 years ago
The Verona-Fitchburg
area was awarded a free
ambulance from the Dane
County Emergency Medical Services Commission,
enabling the eventual creation of the Fitch-Rona EMS

30 years ago
Voters handily approved
a $2.7 million construction project for what would
become Savanna Oaks Elementary School (and later
turned into a middle school
and replaced by Stoner Prairie Elementary School).
The measure, which avoided a tax increase by timing
debt payments to the closing
of loans for the 1978 high
school addition, passed by a
nearly 2-1 margin, buoyed
by an overwhelming 394-67
vote from Fitchburg residents.

The city agreed to allow


land along the Badger Mill
Creek to be used for construction of the 1,200-mile
Ice Age Trail, which follows
the path where the glaciers
stopped 12,000 years ago.
The Ice Age Trail, which
started as an idea in the
1950s, still is not yet complete. There are trails on
about half of it and most of
the rest of it unmarked connecting routes, but paths have
been built in several areas
through Verona, and more are
coming next year.
Veronas Mark Berkner
began trying out for a spot on
the U.S. national crew team.
Berkner, who rowed for the
national champion UW-Madison team, had been unable
to try out until he graduated.
He would earn a spot on the
team in 1987 and was part
of the team for two world
championships and the 1992
Summer Games. Hes now a
coach with the Fort Collins
Rowing Association in Colorado.
A mink ranch on North
Nine Mound Road caught
fire, doing an estimated
$250,000 damage, destroying
about 600 pelts but not harming any of the animals. Several fire departments helped
Verona with the fire.
The Hometown Truck
Plaza restaurant and fuel station split into two businesses.
Alders and residents
debated a parking ban on
Basswood Avenue because
of parking congestion on the
street, stemming from an

excess of multifamily homes refinishing the K-wing gym


and not enough parking for floors two days before winter break caused 35 students
them.
to head to the school nurses
20 years ago
office at Verona Area High
The city ended months of School.
Principal Kelley Meyers
uncertainty by creating a joint
city-town senior commission blamed her lack of diligence
to administer a joint seniors in not preventing the issue
program with the Town of and promised, This will nevVerona. The city and town er, ever, and I can not emphacooperated on services until size that enough, happen
again.
2009.
The city approved plans
Mayor John Volker objected, feeling the city should for a $7 million police station-city hall combination.
take care of its own issues.
The school board began The facility, which ended up
discussing all-day kindergar- costing $7.5 million after a
basement was added, opened
ten.
Bob and Julie Winkleman in late 2008.
Verona lost its appeal to
decided to close the retail
operations of Sweet Street stay in the Badger ConferBakery on South Main Street. ence, where it had been for
First responders were 12 years. It began playing in
forced to use the Jaws of Life the Big Eight in the 2008-09
to rescue an accident victim school year.
City administrator Laron West Verona Avenue.
Pastor Frank Reyn- ry Saeger announced his
olds started his new post at upcoming retirement after
nine years in Verona. Saeger,
Memorial Baptist Church.
Verona Community Bank then 55, gave the city a sixmerged with Belleville Bank month notice.
Veronas Kevin Theis
and Rockford, Ill., based
Amcore. It has since become competed on NBCs The
Biggest Loser, losing 78
part of BMO Harris.
After months of conten- pounds but not joining the
tious disagreement, the city 14 contestants who made the
and Horizon Development televised competition.
St. Vincent de Paul
held a joint groundbreaking
for the new Rodeway Inn in moved its collection boxes
the Verona Commercial Park. out of Verona but promised
The 21,000-square-foot, to keep a connection here. It
43-room, two-story building fulfilled that promise in 2011,
when it opened a thrift shop
is now a Super 8.
here.
Chemical fumes from

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4:58p.m. A man reported his Donald Trump political sign had been stolen
from his front yard in the
100 block of Edward Street
for the second time within a
week.

person reported children


jumping on mattresses and
running in and out of the
roadway in the same area
on Nov. 14, and the children
were again advised on the
importance of staying out of
the road.

Madison man was arrested for his first-offense OWI


after initially being stopped
near Cross Country Road
and North Edge Trail for
driving without required
lamps lit. He was also cited
for first-offense possession
of a controlled substance,
and was released to a responsible party.
9:51a.m. A 55-year-old
Verona woman reported receiving three strange political calls, but determined
it was actually a friend playing a joke on her. She then
apologized for using (the
departments) resources for
nothing.

10 years ago

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and get hit by a car. The officer advised the children
and their mother about the
potential dangers, and they
agreed to stop jumping
on the mattress. Another

Oct. 29
4:39a.m. A 38-year-old
Verona man was cited for
his fourth offense of driving with a revoked license
as well as for driving with
suspended registration and
without insurance during
a traffic stop near Cross
Country Road and North
Main Street.
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Boys hockey

Sports

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The

Verona Press
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Player of the
week
From Jan. 24-31

Name: Braeden Schindler


Grade: Senior
Photo by Jeremy Jones

Brockton Baker moves the puck around the net Friday evening against Madison Wests Cole Fuhrmann. Verona won the Big Eight Conference game 6-3.

Close to clinching the Big 8


Wildcats make early
lead count in grudge
match
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

The last time the Verona


boys hockey team faced Madison West, it couldnt score
despite putting twice as many
shots on goal as the Regents.
But Thursday, the Wildcats put the first of their two
Big Eight Conference losses behind them, scoring four
unanswered first-period goals
on the way to a 6-3 victory
We felt like we controlled
the game last time, but we just
werent able to pop in a goal,
said Braeden Schindler, who
scored two goals for Verona.
That game was definitely on
our mind tonight. We wanted
to come out and show that we
are the better team.
Sophomore forward Mason
McCormicks performance
was a big part of that, scoring
twice and assisting on another
goal in the first 16 minutes.
Our forwards got frustrated
last time. Tonight was definitely a redemption game for
us, Verona head coach Joel

Whats next

Notes

First-place Verona (10-2-0)


hosts second-place Sun Prairie (6-3-1) at 7p.m. Friday.
The Wildcats finish out the
regular season 7p.m. Friday,
Feb. 10, at third-ranked Arrowhead (17-1-0).

Wildcats wait for


postseason seed

Marshall said. Getting that


first goal on the first shift really set the tone, and we rolled
from there.
The Regents finally
stemmed the tide when Edwin
Jiang found the back of the
net with less than a minute
remaining in the first period, and they gained a little
momentum when Max Frey
added a power-play goal a little under four minutes into the
second period.
Garhett (Kaegi) played real
well for us during the second
period, and we were able to
weather the storm, Marshall
said.
Schuyler Hedican scored
with a little more than a minute remaining in the second
period to make the score 4-2,
but that was as close as the
R eg e n t s wo u l d g e t a s t h e

The Wildcats are a tie away


from at least a sharing the
teams first Big Eight Conference title since the 2013-14
season.
Second-place Sun Prairie still has games against
Verona, the Lakers, Beloit
and Janesville left. Middleton is tied for third and still
has games against Beloit,
Janesville and Madison
West. Beloit has Middleton,
Sun Prairie and Janesville
Wi l d c a t s a d d e d t wo m o r e
goals.
Ve r o n a s M a c k Ke r y l u k
added a goal and two assists
and Cale Rufenacht scored
once and assisted on another.
K a eg i g o t t h e s t a r t a n d
stopped 15 shots on goal
through the first two periods.
A . J . A u g e l l o a d d e d s eve n
more stops in the third period.
Madison Wests Adam Buencamino, who had been unbeatable in the first game, stopped

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remaining on its schedule.


I think well be alright
if we play the way we are
capable of, Schindler said.
Were a young team, but
were mature. The pressure is
on us to win conference.
The WIAA seeding meeting takes place Feb. 4.
We want to close win-out
the rest of the regular season
and earn the highest seed possible in order to get the easiest road for ourselves to the
Coli (the Dane County Coliseum, where the state tournament is played), Schindler
said.

Big Eight
Team
W-L-T Points
Verona 10-3-0 20
Madison West 7-5-0
14
Sun Prairie
6-3-1
13
Middleton 6-5-0 12
Beloit
6-5-0 12
Janesville 6-3-0 12
Mad. Memorial 4-8-1
9
Lakers 0-13-0 0

Boys basketball

Wildcats earn split with Madison West


ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor

Two days after a brutal loss to the No.


4 team in the state, the Verona Area High
School boys basketball team licked their
wounds and defeated Madison West.
The Wildcats moved to 6-10 overall
(4-9 Big Eight).

Madison Memorial 70, Verona 37


The fourth-ranked Spartans (15-2,
11-2) have a decided size advantage,
and it showed in the stat line. Madison Memorial had 10 total blocks, with
6-foot, 8-inch senior forward Chris
Knight and 6-6 senior forward Jake Ferguson leading the way.

Whats next
Verona hosts Middleton (11-5, 9-4) at
7:30p.m. Friday.
Verona fell behind big early and were
noticeably frustrated when Memorials starters were on the floor. Knight is
almost a half-foot taller than anyone on
the Wildcats roster.
Seniors John Van Handel, Nate Buss
and Nick Pederson all had jumpers go in,
but there was next to nothing in the paint.

Turn to Boys BB/Page 10

Big Eight
Team W-L
Madison Memorial
11-2
Sun Prairie
8-3
Janesville Craig
9-4
Middleton 9-4
Beloit Memorial
8-5
Madison East
7-6
Verona 4-9
Madison West
4-9
Madison La Follette
3-9
Janesville Parker
0-12

Sport: Hockey
Position: Forward
Highlights: Schindler had two goals
Friday as Verona avenged its earlier Big
Eight Conference loss with a 6-3 victory
over Madison West
Honorable mentions: Bryce Hoppe
(boys hockey) beat his state times
from last year in both the 50- and
100-yard breaststroke Saturday at the
UW-Madison Natatorium; McKenzie
Imhoff (girls hockey) scored twice
Saturday as the Metro Lynx girls hockey
co-op defeated the Lakeshore Lightning
6-1; Lauren Samz (gymnastics) won the
vault and also took medals for second
place all-around honors (33.95) and was
runner-up on the balance beam (8.5);
Bui Clements (boys basketball) had
24 points in a win over Madison West
Saturday; Brina James (girls basketball)
scored 10 points in a win over Madison
West Friday and added 15 points in a
win over Janesville Craig Monday

Girls basketball

Cats win twice, set up


first-place showdown
with Middleton
ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor

Mondays 50-45 win at Janesville


Craig not only gave the Verona Area
High School girls basketball team its
fifth win a row and sixth in the last
seven, but it also guaranteed a shot at
first place.
The Wildcats (11-5 overall, 10-2 Big
Eight) host Middleton Thursday. The
Cardinals (14-2, 11-2) are ranked fifth
in Division 1 and won the first meeting
against Verona 58-38 on Dec. 21.
Verona trailed 23-21 at halftime but
had a strong second half to squeak by
the Cougars (7-10, 6-7).
Sophomore Brina James was key to
the win over Craig, which was a makeup game from Jan. 10. James finished
with a team-high 15 points.
Senior Alex Luehring added 13
points, and junior Chandler Bainbridge
chipped in 10.
Seniors Hannah Halverson and Ali
Carlson each had 13 points to lead
Craig.

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February 2, 2017

The Verona Press

Wrestling

Verona finishes regular season,


conference tourney up next
ANTHONY IOZZO

If You Go

Assistant sports editor

The Verona Area High


School wrestling team
picked up six wins Tuesday against the non-conference Belleville co-op
but lost the dual 43-33.
Senior Brandon Daniels (145) and Reagan
Stauffer (182) both collected pins, and Henry
Tang (220) and Porter
Sundin-Donahue (106)
each had forfeit wins.
S e n i o r h e av y w e i g h t
Jordan Recob earned a
pin.
Sophomore Zach Kalifatadi (126) added a
13-12 decision in a backand-forth match.
Head coach Bob
Wozniak said Daniels
expects to compete for
a conference title, and
Recob and Stauffer are
both expected to also
make runs at the podium.
Wozniak also said that
sophomore Nate Feller
could surprise after picking up some wins down
the stretch.
I can see him placing for sure. He has been
wrestling better as of

What: Big Eight Conference meet


When: 10a.m. Saturday
Where: Madison East
High School
late, Wozniak said.

Evansville/Albany
61, Verona 12
Ve r o n a t r a v e l e d t o
Evansville High School
for a dual meet and fell
61-12 to the co-op.
Stauffer (182) and Feller (138) picked up the
lone wins for the Wildcats. Stauffer pinned Jeff
Knudson in 1:21, and
Feller pinned Hunter
Georgeson in 4:24.
Evansville/Albany is
an honorable mention
in Division 2 with Jared
Miller (No. 12 at 106),
Nolan Kicmol (No. 1 at
145) and Lucius Rinehart
(No. 1 at 220) all ranked.
Miller pinned Sundin-Donahue in 1:13, and
Rinehart won by forfeit.
Kicmol edged fifthranked Daniels 5-3.

Top-ranked Big 8 wrestlers


113: HM, Wyatt Thiel, Sun Prairie
120: No. 4, Francesco Schiro, Madison La Follette
126: HM, Tyler Nelson, Sun Prairie
132: No. 8, Chris Rogers, Middleton; No. 12, Nate Ellis,
Janesville Craig
138: No. 2, Drew Scharenbrock, Sun Prairie; No. 3,
Kevin Meicher, Middleton
145: No. 5, Brandon Daniels, Verona
170: HM, Sal Schiro, Madison La Follette; HM, Will Van
Pietersom, Sun Prairie
220: No. 7 Logan Murdy, Janesville Parker; HM, Sam
Presser, Sun Prairie
HW: HM, Keenau Benton, Janesville Craig

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Bathe makes US Nordic Ski Team


For the first time in program history, the Alaska
Nanooks womens Nordic
ski team will have a member of their program represent the United States at the
USANA 2017 FIS Nordic
Ski Championships in the
U23 division. That skier
is none other than Verona
native Nicole Bathe.
The USANA 2017 FIS
Nordic Junior & U23 World
Ski Championships are held
Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 in Park
City, Utah.
After a stellar performance at the L.L. Bean U.S.
Cross Country Ski National
Championships at the same
venue earlier this month,
Bathe was ranked the No. 1
American-born female skier in the U23 category. That
automatically qualified her
for a spot on Team USA for
the U23 World Championships.
Bathe competed in the
Classic Sprint on Tuesday,
the 10km Freestyle race on
Photo submitted Thursday and the Skiathlon
Verona native Nicole Bathe will represent the United States at on Saturday with each race
the USANA 2017 FIS Nordic Ski Championships in the U23
slated to begin at 11a.m.
division. The USANA 2017 FIS Nordic Junior & U23 World
Central Standard time.
Ski Championships are held Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 in Park City,
Events
can
be
Utah.
streamed live at:

nationalnordicfoundation.
org/tv.
Bathe becomes the first
Nanook skier to compete
for Team USA at the U23
World Championships since
Logan Hanneman (15),
who skied in the World
Championships in February
of 2015. Despite the Alaska
Nanooks womens Nordic
ski team having multiple
former athletes compete
in the same competition,
the Nooks have never had
a female represent the US,
making Bathe the first in
program history.
Bathe is one of five skiers from within the Rocky
Mountain Intercollegiate
Ski Association to compete
at the World Junior or the
U23 Championships.
If Bathe is able to place
within the top 12 in any of
her three events, she automatically qualifies for the
World Cup Finals in Quebec immediately following
the 2016 NCAA Skiing
National Championships in
New Hampshire in March.
- Jeremy Jones

Boys swimming

Wildcats take eighth in regular season finale


JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

Senior Bryce Hoppe beat


his state times from last year
in both the 50- and 100-yard
breaststroke Saturday at the
UW-Madison Natatorium
the site of this months
WIAA Division 1 state
swimming tournament.
Overall, Verona Area/
Mount Horeb boys swimming teams posted individual best times in 24 out
of 36 events at the Madison
West Invitational for eighth
place out of 20 teams with
121 points.
Stevenson (Lincolnshire,

Ill.) High School won the


meet with 368.5 points
53.5 ahead of Madison
Memorial.
Madison West posted a
306.5 to finish third and
Middleton took fourth with
a 257.
Hoppe finished a teambest fourth overall in the
100 breast in 1:2.16. He and
sophomore teammate Shane
Rozeboom also tied for seventh place in the 50 free in
22.39. Rozeboom made his
end-of-season goal in the
100 free time, anchoring the
400 free relay.
Seniors Zeke Sebastian,
Bryan Touchett and Hoppe

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What: Big Eight swim
meet
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Middleton High
School

400 free relay (3:20.16).


Brady Wagner made his
end-of-season goal time in
the 100 breast, and Ryan
Stewart had a good day,
dropping more than four
seconds in the 200 IM and
over seven seconds in the
500 free.

JV Conference
and Rozeboom opened the
meet with a sixth-place finish on the 200 medley relay
in 1:41.31.
Senior Jacob Wellnitz,
sophomore Aidan Updegrove, Sebastian and Rozeboom capped the meet with
a seventh-place finish on the

The Wildcats JV team


posted 18 out of a possible
24 best times Thursday at
the JV Conference meet in
Sun Prairie. Michael Princl
made his end-of-season goal
time in the 100 backstroke.
- Jeremy Jones

Boys BB: Cats improve to 6-10 overall


Continued from page 9
The Spartans started on a 12-0
run in the second half, before senior
Jack Scott knocked down a 3-pointer
with just over 12 minutes to go.
S e n i o r s C o l t o n R e i b e r, Ty l e r
McClure, Buss and Van Handel all
picked up points after Scotts bucket, but Memorial continued to pile
it on with answers from 6-4 junior
guard Elliott Grays and 6-4 sophomore forward Nick Caropreso.
Senior Billy Wilson led Memorial
with 13 points, and Knight added 12.
Van Handel led Verona with eight
points.

Verona 73, West 62


The Wildcats got back to work
Saturday night against Madison
West, and the result was much different.
Verona jumped out to a 36-27 lead
at halftime and five players scored at
least nine points, led by junior Bui
Clements who finished with 24.
The Regents (5-12, 4-9) are much
closer to Verona in terms of size with
only two players being over 6-3.
Buss (14 points), Pederson (11
points) and McClure (10 points)
and Van Handel (nine points) all
bounced back on offense.
Senior Terrell Carey had 27 for
Madison West.

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Junior Bui Clements powers through a triple team Thursday in a Big Eight Conference game at Madison Memorial. The Wildcats couldnt solve Memorials defense
and fell 70-37, but Clements came back Saturday and scored 24 points to lead
Verona to a 73-62 win over Madison West Saturday.

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The Verona Press

Girls hockey

Metro Lynx behind Cougars in


the Badger South Conference
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

Photo by Jim Kalrech

Verona/Madison Edgewoods gymnastics team celebrates Saturday victory at the 29th annual Madison Memorial Spartan
Invitational.

Gymnastics rally to win Spartan invite


JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

The Verona/Madison Edgewood


gymnastics team came from the middle of the pack through the first three
events to win the 29th annual Spartan Invitational on Saturday with
129.25 points
Janesville Craig finished runner-up
with a 129.075. Madison Memorial
placed third with 128.5.
V/ME topped the White Division
Saturday at the 29th annual Spartan
Invite after sitting comfortably in the
middle of the pack through the first
half of the meet. A first-place worthy vault from senior Lauren Samz
(8.95) in the final round of competition boosted the team to victory,
though.
Samz also took medals for second
place all-around honors (33.95), following a runner-up finish on the balance beam (8.5), and a fourth-place

finish on the floor exercise (8.6) and


the uneven bars (7.9).
Teammates Lizzie Lyubchenko
and Hailey Dohnal shared a podium
spot after tying for sixth on beam
with an 8.1. Lyubchenko grabbed the
10th place all around spot (31.15)
while Dohnal finished seventh
on floor (8.5) and fifth all around
(32.275).
This was a huge win for us, head
coach Rachael Hauser said. Im so
proud of the work the girls are putting in every practice; they have really stepped up to fill in some holes in
our lineup and are fighting for every
tenth in competition.
Its really exciting to see them
working together to succeed as a
team.

Sun Prairie 135.255,


V/ME 124.55
The Wildcat/Crusaders hosted Sun

Prairie with a short lineup Thursday,


but still managed to put up a solid
performance debuting new skills or
connections in their routines.
Verona/Madison Edgewood lost
the dual 135.225-124.55.
Samz once again was among the
top vaulters, tying Sun Prairies
Allayah Lane with an 8.7 Samz added a runner-up finish on bars (8.0)
and took fourth on beam.
Dohnal finished just ahead of
Samz, taking third on the beam with
an 8.225.
V/ME JV broke the 100 point
marker for the second time this year
scoring a 101.75. Verona sophomore
Savannah Rodriguez finished third
on beam (6.95) while junior Irena
Clarkowski took third on bars (5.85).
The Wildcat/Crusader JV team
broke the 100-point marker for the
second time this year scoring a
101.75.

Pielage, Team Lank win Senior Womens National Curling title

Pielage

Kathy Pielage, a
town of Verona resident, helped her
team win the Senior
Womens National
Curling Championship Sunday in Portland, Ore.
Kathy is a member

of the Madison Curling Club, and


played on Team Lank.
Patty Lank, (Lewiston, N.Y.) is the
captain, and Pielage, Tracy Lawless
(Hawthorn Hills, Ill.) and Sandra
Brown (Lewiston, N.Y.) joined her
on the team.
Team Lank went a perfect 6-0 over
the weekend, and defeated Team

Smith 7-5 in the gold-medal game,


scoring two points in the final frame.
This was Pielages third attempt
to win the title. Team Lank will now
represent the United States April
22-29 at the 2017 World Senior
Womens Championship in Lethbridge, Canada.

Girls BB: Verona trails Middleton by 1/2 game


Big Eight
Conference
Team W-L
Middleton 11-2
Sun Prairie
10-2
Verona 10-2
Madison East
10-3
Janesville Craig
6-7
Madison La Follette 5-7
Janesville Parker
4-8
Madison Memorial 3-9
Madison West
2-10
Beloit Memorial
0-11

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Whats
next
Verona hosts Middleton (14-2, 11-2)
at 7:30p.m. Thursday
and travels to Madison
La Follette (6-9, 5-7)
at 7:30p.m. Saturday.
The Wildcats close the
week at 7:30
p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, at
Beloit Memorial (0-14,
0-11).

Continued from page 9

Manke led the Regents


with nine points each.

The Metro Lynx girls


hockey co-op lost its first
Badger Conference game
last week, but it may have
cost the defending champions a shot at a second
straight title.
Goaltender Gwen Parker
made 27 saves on Thursday, but the Metro Lynxs
offense went cold after
the first period, falling
4-2 to the Sun Prairie Cap
City Cougars girls hockey co-op inside Madison
Ice Arena. The two teams
combined for five goals in
the first period.
Badger Conference
leading scorer Jada Ward
scored twice for the Cougars, including what
proved to be the game-winning goal midway through
the third period when she
cut across the slot and slid
the puck between the legs
of Parker.
Sun Prairie (11-3-4, 6-01) was 1 for 4 on the power play, picking up a goal
from Margo Thousand on
the teams first attempt 7
1/2 minutes into the first
period. Ward added her
first goal three minutes
later to push the Cap City
lead to 2-0.

The Lynx scored two


goals over the final six
minutes of the period, but
still trailed entering the
first intermission.
Edgewood senior forward Julia Dragoo cut the
Cougar lead in half with an
even-strength goal 11 minutes into the period.
Sun Prairie rallied a
Kendra Sanderfoot goal for
little cushion before Siera
Petet entered the scoring
with 2 1/2 minutes remaining in the first period.
Sun Prairie goaltender
Taylor Thornton made 20
saves.

Metro Lynx 6,
Lightning 1
The Metro Lynx scored
twice in all three periods
Saturday at the Ozaukee
Ice Center en route to a 6-1
win over the nonconference Lakeshore Lightning.
Ve r o n a s M c K e n z i e
Imhoff had two goals in
the victory. Ally Conybear added a pair of goals
and an assist in the blowout, while goaltender Sydney McKersie finished the
game with seven saves.
Jaden Mirek had 27
saves for the Lightning.

Whats next
The Metro Lynx (-2-1) look to take care of the Stoughton Icebergs (0-8-0) at 8p.m. Thursday and then travel to
Viroqua (2-4-0) at 7p.m. Friday.
They need some help to win the conference even with
wins against Stoughton and Viroqua.
The Icebergs also have a pair of non-conference games
at home against ranked opponents, No. 6 Fond duc Lac
(16-2-2) at 5:30p.m. on Feb. 7 and No. 5 Bay Area (162-3) at 6p.m. Feb. 11.

Badger South
Team
W-L-T Points
Sun Prairie
6-0-1
13
Metro Lynx
5-1-2
12
Rock County
4-2-1
9
Viroqua
2-4-0 4
Badger Lightning
2-4-0
4
Icebergs 0-8-0 0

Verona 63,
Madison West 46

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Luehring scored 27
points and James added
10 to lead the Wildcats to
a 63-46 win over Madison West Friday.
Verona scored 30 in the
first half and added 33 in
the second half.
Senior Grace Schraufgnagel added eight
points.
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overall, 10-3-0) traveled to the
Janesville Ice Skating Center
on Tuesday and lost 4-3 in
29 of 35 Verona shots on overtime.
goal.
Ty Perkins scored a hat
Janesville 4, Verona 3 track for the host Bluebirds,
including the game-winThe Wildcats (11-11-0 ner for Janesville. It was the
Continued from page 9

sixth-straight win for Janesville dating back to a 5-3 loss


to Arrowhead on Jan. 5, and a
stark contrast to 5-0 victory by
the Wildcats on Dec. 20.
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Survey: Will be open to take for three-week period in February, likely into March
Continued from page 1
He also stressed that while
the districts results were below
similar districts in the area in
several categories, the first year
of the survey often proves to be
a lower score than subsequent
results do.
If that holds true, good news
will be coming for the district,
and it could be at just the right
time as it prepares to ask voters
to approve as much as $180 million for new facilities in April.
The survey will cover topics
ranging from the specific (district initiatives like behavior and
personalized learning) to more
general ideas (communication

and academic quality).


The district administrative
team met last August to go over
the school-by-school results and
developed a structure for using
the data, superintendent Dean
Gorrell said, which included
each sites school improvement
team addressing two or three
things out of the data as goals
for the school year. This year,
with the survey earlier, those
teams will get the data well in
advance of the summer and can
better plan around the improvement areas, Gorrell said.
Foster also said in September
the districts results underrepresented minorities, especially
English learners, in the family

part of the survey. Just 3 percent


of family respondents were from
an EL family, well below the 13
percent or so in the district, so
Gorrell said they would make an
effort to specifically reach out to
those underrepresented communities this time.
The survey is expected to go
out sometime in February and
will have a deadline three weeks
later. Most families will receive
an online code to take the survey online, though they can also
request a paper copy.

2016 results
Areas of concern
Focus on preparing students for post-high school
Additional support and social work services for struggling students
Staff confidence in administrators and school board
Respondents underrepresented minorities and English Learners

Strengths
Staff support of benefits
Staff support of technology practices
77 percent of families satisfied or very satisfied

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Academic Honors
Fall 2016
St. Norbert College
Verona
Emma Lynn Ferguson, deans
list; Grace Jane Schwantes,
deans list
University of Evansville
Verona
Kori Keyes, deans list
St. Cloud State University
Verona
Emily Tiedemann, deans list;
Benjamin Joseph Watters,
deans list
UW-Superior
Fitchburg
Sheilah Genin, deans list;
Nicolas Piazza, deans list
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Fitchburg
Madeline Strange, deans list
Loras College
Verona
Alexis E. Alt, deans list;
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Alexander J. Hofstetter, deans
list; Jacob T. Toman, deans list

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semester honors; Jenny
Sippola, semester honors; Erin
Whitman, semester honors;
Shannon Whitmus, semester
honors; Eric Walsh, semester
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Marquette University
Verona
Peter Christian, deans list
Fitchburg
Ellen Hoffman, deans list;
Benjamin Lucarelli, deans list;
Joshua Novotny, deans list;
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Fitchburg
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UW-Whitewater
Verona
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list; Megan Bollig, deans list;
Brandon Rogers, deans list;
Connor Hamilton, deans list;
Daniel Sullivan, deans list;
Hannah Anderson, deans list;
Meghan Smallwood, deans
list; Benjamin Lokken, deans
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Stephanie Bahr, deans list;
Hannah Douglas, deans list;
Tyler Gold, deans list; Cristian
Perez, deans list
Fitchburg
Alissa Schlimgen, deans list
Oklahoma City University
Fitchburg
Cosette Smith, presidents
honor roll
UW-River Falls
Verona
Edward Matsushima, deans
list; Dana Maxwell, deans list

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Pool: Staff plan to return Feb. 13 with study proposal

Rendering courtest Dimension IV Architects

A northwest-facing view of one of the two new buildings in


the proposed downtown redevelopment shows an urban style
of apartments over retail.

Plan: Nalah, 4 Sisters request


Liberty Park permits
Continued from page 1
Avenue.
The newest is a plan to
tear down the World of
Variety and Ace Hardware
buildings and put in two
new buildings with commercial space on the bottom
and apartments above.
Separately, the previously unnamed Sugar Creek
Commons returns for a
more formal approval of its
plan to remove a truck stop
and several other properties
and build new apartments,
a hotel, an office building
and a retail center west of
Legion Street. That item
will involve a public hearing.
The daycare could be the
third to open in a year or so
after the fast-growing city
had gone a decade without
a new center.
Also getting a public
hearing is a certified survey
map for the West End project, which earned its most
important approval last
year, and the city will consider a plan to build 11 single-family homes in whats
left of the Cross Point subdivision (most of which had
been purchased by Epic for
an expansion).

Restaurants
The two new restaurants,
which would occupy portions of the mirror image
retail/office buildings at
Liberty Drive and County
Hwy. M, would each feature a bar and around 100
seats in the dining areas.
Four Sisters would be
a second location of a La
Crosse-based restaurant
that bills itself as a wine bar
and tapas restaurant. The
company also runs a separate bar, wedding design
company and catering service, but its submission
letter is sparse with details
other than to say it will
employ 17-20 full-time and
25-30 part-time staff and
would close by 11p.m. Friday and Saturday and earlier on other days.
It would be located in the
end unit on the building on
the northwest corner, next
to the glass-enclosed staircase, and would have 119
total seats, including the
bar, plus a seasonal outdoor
patio with a portable bar
and a fire pit.
Nalah is named after the
yet-to-be-named owners
former pet Labrador retriever and would have a smaller staff, 13-18 full and part
time combined, but asks to
be open until 2a.m. each
day and 2:30a.m. Friday

and Saturday nights. It


would be in the same building as Sugar River Pizza.
Its submission bills
the restaurants focus as
hand-crafted cocktails and
cuisine a tribute to happiness, farm-to-table fare
and grain-to-glass libations and refers to locally
sourced dishes and drinks.

Redevelopments
The World of Variety and
Ace redevelopment would
continue urbanizing the
downtown landscape with
buildings next to the streets
and parking in the rear.
It features as many as 47
underground parking spaces, and the buildings would
be either three or four stories tall. The two buildings
would combine for about
17,000 square feet of retail
and between 32 and 48
apartment units. It would
create 21 parking spaces
along West Park Lane, as
well.
Its a KSW construction
project, though the two new
buildings would continue to be owned by each of
the current building owners, and the hardware store
apparently would stay open
during construction.
The Sugar Creek Commons plan, for the area
west of Legion Street, is
mostly the same as it was
before, though it saves the
hotel for a future phase
because of the extensive
cleanup and state permitting process that is normally required when a gas station is torn down.
The Forward Development Group plan features
284 apartments, 18,500
square feet of retail and
63,000 square feet of office
space on seven acres, not
including the hotel.
Both redevelopment projects are expected to request
taxpayer assistance in the
form of tax-increment
financing, though neither
has had a public discussion
of the matter, and that topic
is not considered germane
to the commissions role.
The council met in closed
session in October to discuss the public use of
funds for a Verona Avenue
project, and the city began
creating a TIF district that
is expected to envelop that
area last week. City planning director Adam Sayre
told the Press last week,
weve had conversations
about TIF for both.
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Jim Ferolie at veronapress@wcinet.com.

some alders to not waste


any construction seasons.
Those alders who spoke
in favor of at least moderate upgrades to Firemans
Park beach a new shelter,
removing the fence, perhaps still having a small
splash pad there want
to be sure they can be in
place by the 2018 summer
season. That would mean a
decision by borrowing time
in June and groundbreaking on a redesigned plan
around September.
And for those who
favored a standalone city
pool, its clear even a 2019
summer opening would
require action within the
next few months.
In theory, that timeline
could be the same for what
alders were calling option
3 a joint effort with the
Verona Area School District. While the April VASD
referendum for a new high
school envisions a 2020
opening, theres likely
no reason a pool couldnt
open earlier. But funding
a VASD pool is a separate
question on the referendum and was deemed by
planners to be less likely to
succeed, based on moderate support in a community
survey passed out last fall.
VASD superintendent
Dean Gorrell sat in the
back of the room with
three current and future
board members (based on
an unopposed election)
t h r o u g h o u t M o n d a y s
meeting but did not speak.
The Phase 2 study city
staff and planning firm
MSA hope to present for
approval at the Feb. 13
Common Council meeting would go into far more
detail on the two presented
options favored by most
alders the standalone
pool (option 2) and the
joint VASD project.
Either would cost several
million dollars and would
require immense amounts
of land, as the majority
seemed more interested
in a larger, revenue-generating operation than the
suggestion of District 3
Ald. Brad Stiner keeping
option 1, the full Firemans
Park upgrade, and putting a
much smaller pool next to
Firemans Park.

Key issues
Alders interested
in either standalone
or joint pool with
VASD
Joint effort would
depend on referendum
Beach still might
need improvements
Timing is critical;
study could take
months

Wa l ke r a n d r e c r e a t i o n
director Casey Dudley
chatted extensively with
MSA architect Carter
Arndt after the meeting
about the scope of the
study and how the various
options would play out.
Arndt had estimated
loosely during the meeting
that the study could cost
from $20,000 to $35,000.
But it wasnt even clear
exactly what should be
studied.
The study could include
possible standalone locations, for example, but to
say its a challenge to find
a suitable location that fit
some alders ideal of having 12-year-olds walk there
alone is an understatement.
It would need anywhere
from three to 45 acres of
land, based on the Phase
1 study presented Monday, which looked at 10
pools around the state in
communities as small as
New Glarus and as large
as Madison. Much of that
space would be parking,
something that could be
reduced if the facility were
shared on the Firemans
Park or school district location.
A joint VASD project
is intriguing but could be
complicated because of
the need for shared-use
agreements, consensus on
design and, of course, the
referendum something
the city would not need.
The district has already
considered such a possibility, though not in detail,
and theres obvious value in a single, multi-use
facility that could create a
What to study?
regional draw.
That, Ald. Scott Stewart
Pa r k s d i r e c t o r D ave
(D-2) said, would be the

greatest value in the long


run. But Ald. Mac McGilvray (D-1) expressed concern about tying ourselves
to the school district and
what it can and cant do
under the referendum.
Wa l k e r, D u d l e y a n d
Arndt tossed around the
idea of a standalone, cityrun outdoor facility next
to a VASD indoor facility, which would solve the
issue of parking but would
still leave issues of staffing
and waiting for a referendum result.
Mayor Jon Hochkammer
said there could be a solution to the staffing issue,
revealing that the city has
discussed various options
with the YMCA of Dane
County.
Wo r k i n g t h r o u g h a l l
these details could take
months as could the
study itself and a significant delay could cost an
entire construction season.

What about the


beach?
And theres still the
unresolved question of
the beach. While there
wasnt much argument
when Walker informed
alders that it needs at
least a half-million-dollar investment, it wasnt
clear whether MSA should
include a watered-down
plan in its study.
Some alders favored
continuing with the existing plan budgeted for
$2.6 million this year or
a slight modification, and
dealing with the pool idea
separately.
While were waiting to
listen to what the school
district is going to do, I
would really like to move
forward this year in doing
something for Firemans
Park, Stiner said.
Though some alders
clearly were against spending a half million or more
to put a splash pad outside

the beach, Dudley and


Walker agreed after the
meeting that being inside a
paid facility would defeat
the entire purpose of a
splash pad and would put
it at a serious competitive
disadvantage with the free
splash pads around the
area.
And yet, the resurrected topic of the pool had
resulted from the splash
pad planning which
itself had originated with
the downtown streetscape
plan but couldnt find a
good home downtown.
The Parks Commission figured it could be the centerpiece of a Firemans Park
upgrade, but the price tag
made some alders wonder
last fall whether the money
could be put to better use.
Many in the audience
Monday appeared to feel
the same, with the majority
of the dozen who spoke in
an unusual public comment
portion of a committee-ofthe-whole meeting saying a
splash pads value is limited to younger kids.
One of those speakers
was retired teacher and
coach Greg Verhelst, and
Hochkammer joked about
Verhelsts longtime advocacy of the pool effort, which
dates back to a 1996 advisory referendum. Hochkammer later brought up his
own history, in light of both
the pool and the need for
improvements at the beach.
Splash pad or not,
regardless of the citys
decision on a separate
pool, Hochkammer said,
the beach needs some sort
of investment.
Weve been talking
20 plus years about a pool,
he said. When I got on the
council in 1997, there were
discussions about how
the beach house had to go
down.
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February 2, 2017

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Sugar River Euchre League

Obituaries

Montes off to 0-4 start

Raymond Gust

The Montes Mounties Sugar River Euchre


League team is off to a 0-4
start in the second half of
Kleemans: 4-0
the season after finishing
Shenanigans: 3-1
near the top of the standJones Plumbing: 3-1
ings in the first half.
J&M Bar handed the
Norsk Golf Bowl: 3-1
team its latest defeat
Eagle Heights: 2-2
during the Jan. 26 matchJ&M Bar: 2-2
es, finishing the evening
22 points ahead.
Hooterville-Express:
On Jan. 19, the team
1-3
played against Kleemans
Hooterville-Shufflers:
with one deck short a card
1-3
while another had an extra
New Glarus: 1-3
in the first round. Kleemans eventually won the
Montes: 0-4
match 408 to 363.
Montes has also lost
to Norsk Golf Bowl and Hooterville Shufflers, who
Eagle Heights so far this are 1-3 so far this half of
half.
the season.
The team next faces the
Scott Girard

Standings

Schedule for Feb. 2


J&M Bar @ Shenanigans (8:00)
Eagle Heights @ Hooterville Express (7:30)
Montes @ Hooterville Shufflers (7:00)
Norsk Golf Bowl @ New Glarus (8:00)
Jones Plumbing @ Kleemans (7:30)

He was born on Jan. 12,


1934, on the Verona family farm. He married Lois
McGowan on April 11,
1956. Ray was a farmer
most of his life and was
proud to be called The
Pumpkin Man every
October when he grew his
beautiful pumpkins. He
enjoyed all the children
when they came to pick
out their Halloween pumpkins, and received first
place several times by having the largest one.
Raymond Gust
Later in life, he and Lois
enjoyed traveling with a
Raymond Gust, age 83, group of Verona citizens,
passed away on Tuesday, including trips to Europe,
Jan. 17, 2017, at Four Hawaii and Las Vegas.
Winds Manor in Verona.
Ray was an avid euchre

card player and for many


years was a member of
the Sugar River Euchre
League. He made many
good friends through this
organization.
Ray is survived by wife,
Lois; children, Jeanne
(Brian) Mork and James;
four grandchildren, Angela (Jeff) Fritsch, DeWayne
Morgan, William Heitman and Daniel (April)
Morgan; great-grandson,
Alexander Fritsch; special
niece, Susan Knight; and
brother, Robert (Hazel).
He was preceded in
death by his parents;
daughter, Kathy; son-inlaw, Doc; and three brothers, Donald, Vernon and

Joseph; and two sisters,


Charlotte Disch and Patricia Way.
A Mass of Christian
Burial was held Tuesday,
Jan. 24, at St. Andrew
Catholic Church with
Father William Vernon
presiding. Entombment
f o l l ow e d a t R e s u r r e c tion Catholic Cemetery in
Madison.
To view and sign this
guestbook, please visit:
www.ryanfuneralservice.
com.

Marcella R. Busse

the libraries. She and Buzz


enjoyed travel throughout
their lives including Thailand, Morocco, Jamaica,
Spain, China and retired
for 24 winters in Orange
Beach, Ala. Her favorite
place was Porters Lake
in Wautoma, Wis. For 62
years, she loved this special place and enjoyed it
with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her Porters
Lake family. She spent
numerous hours of late sitting on the porch watching

the birds.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on
Wednesday, Feb. 1, at St.
Andrew Catholic Church
with Father William Vernon presiding. To view and
sign this guestbook, please
visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.

Marcella Rose (Mulrooney) Busse, age 92,


passed away peacefully on
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.
She will be deeply
missed by her loving husband of 67 years, Floyd
Buzz; children, Terry (Linda) Busse, Jann
(Scot) Van Airsdale and
d a u g h t e r- i n - l a w, L a u rel Busse; grandchildren,
Theran and Derek Busse,
Kristen Busse, Natalie
Busse and Ben and Drew

Van Airsdale; and five


great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her son, Tim
Busse; parents, Thomas
Francis and Daisy Belle
(Edge) Mulrooney; and sister, Grace Nachreiner.
Marcy grew up in the
Mt. Hope area until she
went to secretarial school
in Madison, where she
met Buzz. They made their
lives together and raised
their children in Verona
while she worked with
adults and children through

Ryan Funeral Home


& Cremation Services
Verona Chapel
220 Enterprise Drive
608-845-6625

Ryan Funeral Home


& Cremation Services
Verona Chapel
220 Enterprise Dr.
608-845-6625

Legals

***

STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY,
NOTICE AND ORDER
FOR NAME
CHANGE HEARING

Case No. 17CV0090


In the matter of the name change of:
Kelly Anne Wehrle
By (Petitioner) Kelly Anne Wehrle
NOTICE IS GIVEN:
A petition was filed asking to change
the name of the person listed above:
From: Kelly Anne Wehrle
To: Kelly Anne Anderle
Birth Certificate: Kelly Anne Wehrle
IT IS ORDERED:
This petition will be heard in the
Circuit Court of Dane County, State of
Wisconsin:
Judges Name: John W. Markson
Place: Dane County Courthouse
Room 6D
Madison, WI 53703
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 8:15 a.m.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED:
Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice
for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the
date of the hearing in the Verona Press,
a newspaper publication in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin.
BY THE COURT:
John W. Markson
Circuit Court Judge
January 12, 2017
Published: January 19, 26 and
February 2, 2017
WNAXLP
***

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an


application for a Combination Class
B Intoxicating Liquor and Class B
Fermented Malt Beverages License for
the period from March 1, 2017 through
June 30, 2017 has been filed with the City
Clerk, CITY OF VERONA, by Its Time Grill
and Pub, LLC, d/b/a Its Time Grill and
Pub, 608A W. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI
53593. Anyone having an objection to the
granting of such license shall file that objection with the City Clerk, City of Verona,
111 Lincoln Street, before February 10,

***

TOWN OF VERONA
REGULAR TOWN BOARD
MEETING
TUESDAY,
FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017
6:00 P.M.
TOWN HALL,
7669 COUNTY HIGHWAY PD,
VERONA, WI 53593-1035
6:00 P.M.

1. Call to Order/Approval of the


agenda
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Public Hearing on the repeal of
Ordinance 69-3 regulating the discharging or firing of certain firearms and replacement with new Firearms Discharge
Ordinance
4. Closure of the public hearing
5. Announcements
A. Welcome of the Dane County
Sherriffs Deputies
6. Public Comment - This section of
the meeting provides the opportunity for
comment from persons in attendance on
items not listed below over which this
governing body has jurisdiction. Comments on matters not listed on this agenda could be placed on a future meeting
agenda.
7. Discussion and approval of minutes from December 29th, January 12th,
and January 17th
8. Reports and Recommendations
A. Plan Commission:
i. Review and action re: final CSM for
Heartland Farm Sanctuary (CSM #9959)
ii. Update on the Comprehensive
Plan
iii. Discussion and action re: Dane
County Ordinance Amendment (OA) #67
pertaining to Conditional Use Permit Appeals.
B. Public Works:
C. Financial Sustainability:
D. Natural and Recreational Areas
Committee:
E. Ordinance Committee:
i. Discussion and possible action re:
firearms discharge ordinance
ii. Discussion and possible action:
citation ordinance
iii. Discussion and possible action:
street light ordinance
F. EMS Commission:
G. Town Chair:
H. Supervisors:
I. Clerk/Treasurer:
J. Planner/Administrator:
9. Approval of payment of bills
10. Adjourn
Regular board agendas are published in the Towns official newspaper,
The Verona Press. Per Resolution 20162 agendas are posted at the Town Hall
and online at www.town.verona.wi.us.
Use the subscribe feature on the Towns
website to receive agendas and other announcements via email.
Notice is also given that a possible
quorum of the Plan Commission and/or
Public Works, Ordinance, Natural and
Recreational Areas, and Financial Sustainability Committees and could occur
at this meeting for the purposes of information gathering only.
If anyone having a qualifying disability as defined by the American with
Disabilities Act needs an interpreter,
materials in alternate formats, or other
accommodations to access these meetings, please contact the Town of Verona
Clerk @ 608-845-7187 or jwright@town.
verona.wi.us. Please do so at least 48
hours prior to the meeting so that proper
arrangements can be made.
Mark Geller, Town Chair, Town of Verona.
Published: February 2, 2017
WNAXLP
***

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The Rhapsody Arts Center hosted its 16th annual Sonatina


Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12, where it showcased performances by 86 entrants from across the state ranging in age
from 6 to 76. They performed piano sonatas and sonatinas
for adjudicators in closed auditions, and outstanding entrants
from the 11 age categories were invited to play at a Honors
Recital Saturday, Nov. 19, at Sun Prairie United Methodist
Church. This years festival featured new formatting that
aimed to promote individual excellence and enjoyment rather than focusing on competition, according to a news release
from the Rhapsody Arts Center.

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Case No. 17CV0089


In the matter of the name change of:
Christopher Robert Anderson
By (Petitioner) Christopher Robert
Anderson
NOTICE IS GIVEN:
A petition was filed asking to change
the name of the person listed above:
From: Christopher Robert Anderson
To: Christopher Robert Anderle
Birth Certificate:
IT IS ORDERED:
This petition will be heard in the
Circuit Court of Dane County, State of
Wisconsin:
Judges Name: John W. Markson
Place: Dane County Courthouse
Room 6D
Madison, WI 53703
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED:
Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice
for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the
date of the hearing in the Verona Press,
a newspaper publication in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin.
BY THE COURT:
John W. Markson
Circuit Court Judge
January 12, 2017
Published: January 19, 26 and
February 2, 2017
WNAXLP

2017 during regular office hours of 8:00


a.m. 4:30 p.m., Monday Friday.
Ellen Clark, City Clerk
City of Verona
Published: February 2, 2017
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402 Help Wanted, General


~HELP WANTED: Full time waitress.
Experience a plus! Apply within at
Koffee Kup 355 E Main St. Stoughton
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hiring a part time clerical assist in the
safety dept. Duties would include data
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PART TIME- ON Call Drivers needed. No
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customer vehicles within a 100 mile radius to and from Evansville, WI. Candidates
should be flexible, dependable and have
a good driving record. Retired individuals
are encouraged to apply. Please apply
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taken on Wednesday.
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have clean driving record. Must be at
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431 Education
LA PETITE Academy in Belleville is
hiring for childcare teachers. Competetive wages/benefits. Please call 608-4246319 or email us at lpawibk@lpacorp.
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434 Health Care, Human


Services & Child Care
GREAT PART time opportunity. Woman
in Verona seeks help with personal cares
and chores. Two weekend days/mth
(5hrs/shift) and one overnight/mth. Pay
is $12.50/awake hrs & $7.25/sleep hrs.
A drivers license and w/comfort driving
a van a must! Please call 608-347-4348
if interested.

February 2, 2017
554 Landscaping, Lawn,
Tree & Garden Work

648 Food & Drink


GIRL SCOUT TROOP 2293
will be at OFroyo, 856 Janesville St,
Oregon for our annual
Drive Thru Cookie Booths.
Saturday, February 4, 3-5pm,
Sunday, February 12, 2-5pm,
Sunday, February 19, 2-5pm

SNOW REMOVAL
Residential & Commercial
Fully Insured.
608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025

602 Antiques & Collectibles

688 Sporting Goods


& Recreational

COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL


& CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
MUSEUM
"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"!
Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
200 Dealers in 400 Booths
Third floor furniture, locked cases
Location: 239 Whitney St
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-1992
www.columbusantiquemall.com

642 Crafts & Hobbies


WOODWORKING TOOLS FOR
SALE:
Craftsman Router and Router table w/
vacuum and Router blades $250.
10" table saw. Cast Iron table
Craftsman brand w/vacuum and extra
blades in wall mountable storage
container. $250.
Delta 10" compound adjustable table
miter saw w/electric quick brake
(#36220 Type III) $155.
Craftsman Soldering Gun (w/case)
$10
Power Fast Brad (Nail) Gun-1" $30.
S-K Socket Set 1/4 SAE. 3/8" both
Sae & Metric (speed wrench, breaker
bar & ratchet included) $25 (in case)
Bench grinder on cast iron stand $70
Dowel set-up kit $35
Call John 608-845-1552

646 Fireplaces,
Furnaces/Wood, Fuel
FOR SALE Oak firewood, seasoned and
split. Delivered. 608-843-5961
SEASONED SPLIT OAK,
Hardwood. Volume discount. Will deliver.
608-609-1181

FULL TIME/PART TIME Front Desk/


Housekeepers. No Experience Necessary, must work weekends. Apply in person. Quality Inn & Suites, 660 Nygaard
Street, Stoughton WI 53589
PART TIME evening cleaning help needed in OREGON, WI. Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms, etc. NO
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608-752-9465

516 Cleaning Services


TORNADO CLEANING SERVICES
LLC- Your hometown Residential Cleaning Company. 608-719-8884 or garth@
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548 Home Improvement


A&B ENTERPRISES
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
608-835-7791
HALLINAN-PAINTING
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608-455-3377

RASCHEIN PROPERTY
STORAGE
6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-520-0240

ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE


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Security Lights-24/7 access
BRAND NEW
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CALL (608)444-2900

696 Wanted To Buy


WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.
We sell used parts.
Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
Edgerton, 608-884-3114
GREENWOOD APARTMENTS
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $795 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.
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55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $795 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388

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-5 office Suite, reception/waiting room,
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Call Tom at 575-9700 to discuss terms
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NORTH PARK STORAGE


10x10 through 10x40, plus
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Come & go as you please.
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720 Apartments

RENT SKIDLOADERS
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rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
grinder.
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10x15=$70/month
10x20=$80/month
10x25=$90/month
12x30=$115/month
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705 Rentals

990 Farm: Service


& Merchandise

801 Office Space For Rent

DEER POINT STORAGE


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10x20 - 12x30
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Stoughton Garden Center
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Bank Cards Accepted
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FOR SALE
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Men's full set (for tall right handed
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Women's full set (left handed player)
Contact: 608-845-1552

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

451 Janitorial & Maintenance

750 Storage Spaces For Rent

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(currently $11.99/mo.); install, other equipment, taxes, fees and surcharges extra; additional services are extra. 3DVR receiver ($6.99/mo.) required for DVR service and is extra. General Terms: TV: TV equipment is required
and is extra. Channel and HD programming availability based on level of service. Spectrum TV App requires Spectrum TV. Spectrum.com or Spectrum.net account log in may be required to stream some TV content
online. Apps are free with corresponding level of service. INTERNET: Available Internet speeds may vary by address. VOICE: Unlimited calling includes calls within the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam & the Virgin Islands.
Taxes and fees included in the price. Money Back Guarantee: Restrictions apply. Go to Spectrum.com/Guarantee for complete details. Services are subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, which are subject
to change. Services may not be available in all areas. Restrictions apply. 2017 Charter Communications

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