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Stoughton
The We are the hand on your
shoulder to help you
graciously through these
tough times.

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City of Stoughton Spring election

Challengers
defeat all
incumbents
Reeves over 19-year and Jonathon Coughlin.
The losing incumbents
veteran Lawrence are Bev Fergus, Nicole
Wi e s s i n g e r a n d B r e t t
for council Schumacher.
In the city race, Reeves
SCOTT GIRARD had emphasized her oppo-
Unified Newspaper Group sition to the Kettle Park
West development, which
It was a big night for Lawrence has steadfastly
newcomers to Stoughton supported in his time on
government Tuesday, as the council.
challengers won in every In the Town of Rutland,
Photo by Amber Levenhagen race. Dave Gruenberg defeated
The Common Council and the citys Redevelopment Authority disagree over the fate of the Highway Trailers building at 518 On the Common Coun- Kelsey Wollin Dunn for a
E. South St. The building, part of the citys 10-acre Riverfront Redevelopment Area, was slated for demolition before alders cil, Lisa Reeves defeated supervisor seat and Nels
put a stop to it last month, calling it a historic building. incumbent Paul Lawrence, Wethal beat Shawn Hilles-

RDA: demolition moratorium


302 votes to 211. tad for the constable seat.
In the six-way race for In the towns referen-
three seats on the Stough- dum, about whether the
ton Area school board, clerk should be elected or
the three newcomers all appointed, 61 percent of

jeopardizes redevelopment
got more votes than the voters chose to keep it as
incumbents, just as they an elected position.
did in the eight-person pri-
mary Feb. 21. Contact Scott Girard at
The challengers and new ungreporter@wcinet.com
the building would be torn down. But and follow him on Twitter
Alders seek balance of recently, there has been concern in the
board members are Steve

history, progress TID 5 community and on the council about


Jackson, Timothy Bubon @sgirard9.

Created: 2010 its historic value, which resulted in


BILL LIVICK the moratorium.

A Community
Unified Newspaper Group Close: 2037 Some alders questioned the wisdom
Base value: $19.2 M of adding more subsidized housing
A moratorium on historic building Current value: -$1.04 M (negative and whether the threats that the proj-
demolitions could jeopardize plans to value in part because the city has ect might be in jeopardy were real.

Conversation
redevelop the citys riverfront, mem- been acquiring property in TID 5) One alder who had voted for the
bers of the Redevelopment Authority moratorium suggested a compromise
and a consultant told the Common that might end the discussion allow-
Council last week. ing that building to be torn down but
The council had enacted the mora- garner community input for the over- saving another nearby instead. SASD strategic
torium two weeks earlier to block the all design of a proposed 10.4-acre But ultimately, no decisions were
planning session is If You Go
demolition of a historic building in redevelopment, which would elimi- made and the moratorium remains
that redevelopment area, the Highway nate abandoned industrial buildings in effect, though its legality has been Saturday What: SASD 2017 Stra-
Trailer building. The RDA had voted and replace them with a mix of new brought into question. tegic Planning session
to demolish the building last month to residential and commercial buildings. The council meets Tuesday, April SCOTT DE LARUELLE When: 8a.m. to
make way for a master-planned devel- A master developer the RDA chose 11 and may be asked to reconsider its Unified Newspaper Group 4:30p.m. Saturday,
opment in the redevelopment area that last month to lead the redevelopment moratorium. April 8
would take advantage of its riverfront of land between the Yahara River and As Stoughton Area
location across from Mandt Park. East South Street doesnt do the spe- Planned for years School District officials Where: Stoughton High
cialized work of historic restoration, Planning for redevelopment of the prepare for a challenging School cafetorium, 600
Not only would the moratorium, if
maintained, force the RDA to revisit and doesnt want to participate in the riverfront has been in taking place future, they want as many Lincoln Dr.
its choice of developer, it would also charrette if the Highway Trailer build- for several years, though some deci- ideas as possible as they RSVP: Call 877-5005
threaten a community planning pro- ing at the corner of Seventh and sions were only made in the past few tackle long-term issues or email strategicplan@
cess on the redevelopment area, the East South streets is part of the proj- months. including enrollment, bud- stoughton.k12.wi.us
group RDA consultant Gary Becker, ect, RDA members said. At its March 8 meeting, the RDA get and student poverty.
chair Peter Sveum and RDA member That developer, Tanesay Develop- voted 5-0-1 (with Regina Hirsch That wide net
Ald. Scott Truehl (Dist. 4) said at ment, was the only one to submit an abstaining) to demolish the Highway approach will continue
the March 28 council meeting. application to master plan the devel- Trailer building. The following week, Saturday, as the district our students for the
If thats true, there isnt much time opment. the council voted 6-5 to block the hosts a day-long strategic future, the event is the
to change it. The opposition to razing the build- demolition by establishing a moratori- planning session at the follow-up to the last such
The four-day process, called a ing came as a surprise to some people um on demolishing historic buildings. high school. session in the fall of 2011.
design charrette, is scheduled to because the RDAs plan was devel- Called A Community That three-day event drew
begin April 30. Its intended to oped several years ago and indicated Turn to RDA/Page 12 Conversation: Preparing Turn to Planning/Page 5

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2 April 6, 2017 Stoughton Courier Hub ConnectStoughton.com

Cedar Hayes, 2, from Middleton, cruised off-road on a tricy-


cle at the farm on Saturday, April 1.

LSM Chiropractic
is happy to Evan Herbst, a Eugsters Farm Market and Petting Farm employee, holds a 3-week-old baby lamb for Reese Help, 3, to pet.
Photos by Amber Levenhagen

introduce
Dr. Craig Close On the
Dr. Craig Close
web
Dr. Close is our new doctor. He works at our Oregon Clinic with See more photos
LAWN SERVICES
Dr. McCann and Dr. Zimmerman as well as the Verona Clinic from Eugsters:
with Dr. Hoeft and Dr. Boyle
Spring Has Arrived!
Free spring clean-up with new Connect
Dr. Close looks forward to meeting you and helping LSM provide residential lawn cutting ser-
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A trip to the farm
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Lambing, kidding
(608) 873-8112 days returns this If You Go
month at Eugsters What: Lambing and
Kidding Days
Its baa-ck. When: 10a.m. to 4p.m.
Eugsters Farm Market April 8-9, 14-15, 22-23
and Petting Farm opened its Where: Eugsters Farm
annual Lambing and Kid- Market and Petting Farm,
ding Days event last week- 3865 Hwy. 138
end.
Saturdays and Sundays Cost: $7.50
through the end of the Info: eugsters.com
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Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. to pet and feed the baby
Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. sheep and goats, some as
THE FRIENDS OF THE STOUGHTON LIBRARY young as 3 weeks old.
Highland cattle and pigs
FRIENDS ANNUAL City Seeks Nominations for Volunteer of the Year
accompany the hooved
creatures on the farm, as do

SPRING BRUNCH and Business Person of the Year


The City of Stoughton is seeking nominations to highlight one special
turkeys, ducklings and kit-
tens. Some kittens are just
several days old and can be
volunteer for the 16th annual Stoughton Volunteer of the Year. City visited in the Kitten Pal-
S, A 22, 2017 officials are also seeking nominations to highlight a Stoughton Business
Person of the Year. Recipients will be chosen by Mayor Donna Olson
ace, a special barn thats
home to the mother and
11 - 2 and staff based upon information regarding their contributions to our
community included in the nomination letter.
baby cats.
Guests are also able to
City officials will formally thank all Stoughton volunteers and businesses during the hold the tiny barnyard crit-
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH National Volunteer Week, April 23-29. The winners of the Stoughton volunteer of the
Year,Stoughton Business Person of the Year, as well as Stoughton Friend of Youth will
ters, though Eugsters pet
policy is that the animal
700 COUNTY HIGHWAY B, receive plaques at a reception in their honor in the mayors office at 381 E. Main St.,
Stoughton, Tuesday, April 25, 3-4 p.m.
care comes first and some
require extra gentle han-
STOUGHTON WI 53589 Stoughton is known for the dedication and commitment of the many volunteers that dling, according to its
assist in our schools, at the senior center, area churches, library, food pantries, youth website.
center as well as numerous other areas of our city. The farm is open from
Tickets: $20.00 The city is equally blessed with businesses and business people that take their commit- 10a.m. to 4p.m. April 8-9,
Available at the Library ment to the community very seriously. It would be difficult to count the many times and 14-15 and 22-23. Tickets
ways that local businesses step to the forefront when asked to donate to an upcoming are $7.50 per person and
Includes: Brunch Buet, Presentation, Raes benefit or event. children under 1 are admit-
SEATING LIMITED GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY! Nominations must be received no later than Friday, April 7, 2017. ted for free. The last ticket
is sold at 3p.m.
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Prots benet the Stoughton Public Library Send your nominations to: 2017 Volunteer of the Year/2017 Business Person of the Year
Mary Demcak, Stoughton City Hall, 381 E. Main St., Stoughton, WI 53589
www.stoughtonpubliclibrary.org/friends-library Email: Mdemcak@ci.stoughton.wi.us
Amber Levenhagen
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Stoughton Area School District City of Stoughton

Focusing on Madison Building demolition proposal


returns to commission
School board keeping tabs for Stoughton, Tarpinian said, are six
bills pending in the state Legislature
referendum and mostly penalize
districts just like ours who were very
on state budget talks dealing with restricting public school thrifty in the 90s, when the (levy lim- AMBER LEVENHAGEN Street Commercial His-
district referendums. its) were put in place. Unified Newspaper Group toric District, listed on the
SCOTT DE LARUELLE These are really kind of some Apparently they like local control National Register of Histor-
Unified Newspaper Group scary bills, she said, before deferring when it suits them, but then they dont After a scheduling error ic Places.
to superintendent Tim Onsager for like it when it does not, she said of last month, the owners of a A public hearing was
While Gov. Scott Walker pro- comments. the GOP-controlled state legislature. Main Street building poised scheduled for last months
posed an increase in funding to pub- While Onsager said he wasnt clear Tarpinian also referenced a bill for demolition will return meeting, but it was post-
lic schools in the new state biennial on all the details of all six proposals, that would allow constitutional car- again to the Planning Com- poned because the meeting
budget, Stoughton Area School board he said one dealing with recurring ref- ry of firearms that could actually mission on Monday for a was shortened so the com-
members plan to keep pressure on erendums like the $20 million one impact schools, though she said there public hearing and project mission could attend a com-
state lawmakers to keep that funding passed in Stoughton in 2014 would may be a way around that through a review. prehensive plan forum at the
a priority. force districts that have passed such schools posting no trespassing Property owners Amy and EMS facility.
Board vice-president Donna Tarpin- referendums to go back to the voters signs. Dennis Kittleson introduced The meeting is set to
ian talked at Monday nights meeting five years later to get permission to So we may have to be changing a plan in January that would begin at 6p.m. April 10, in
about the ongoing 2018-19 budget keep the levy amount for another five- our signage, she said. turn their 315 E. Main St. the Council Chambers on
process and some other school-related year period. Tarpinian said while the states building into a public park, the second floor of the Pub-
proposals, both from Walker and GOP For us, that would mean in the Joint Finance Committee mulls over but it has faced some road- lic Safety Building, 321 S.
legislators. Joint Finance Committee spring of 2019, we would be going the budget proposals, the school board blocks. Fourth St.
hearings on the governors budget back to our voters and asking for over will likely pass resolutions opposing The building falls within
proposal are underway, with the gov- $7 million dollars because we would them and write letters to state legisla- the citys Downtown Design Contact Amber Levenha-
ernor expected to sign the budget into be facing quite a bit of debt, he said. tors who serve in the district. She said Overlay Zoning District gen at amber.levenhagen@
law in June. Onsager said another proposal the board could also schedule a visit and is also within the Main wcinet.com.
Tarpinian said there is a split would take 20 percent of a districts with a legislator.
among state Republicans about Walk- state aid away if it passed an operat- Were probably going to have to American Legion AUXILIARY UNIT 59
ers proposal to increase funding by ing referendum. act on this, she said. The only legis- 803 N. Page Street
$200 per pupil each of the two years (Its saying) if the voters of the lators that cover our district that prob- Stoughton, WI
of the budget, with some lawmak- district say they have enough money ably would come are all sympathetic
ers opposed to any increase in public
school funding.
to exceed the revenue limit, then they
must have extra money, they dont
to our plight, so it really doesnt help
a lot, but just letting them know we BREAKFAST
They dont see how we can sustain
the increases the governor has pro-
need the state aid, he said. That
would be putting more reliance on the
support them.
Sunday, APRIL 9th
posed, she said. Were keeping an (local) taxpayers if that passed. Email Unified Newspaper Group 7:30 am to 11:30 am
eye on that. Tarpinian said the other propos- reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.
Perhaps the most worrisome topic als limit when districts can go to delaruelle@wcinet.com. Adults $8.00 & Children under 10 $4.00
ALL YOU CAN EAT
In brief grants. It marks the third
year the district has award-
environment in their class-
rooms. Speech and lan-
the benefits of using yoga
in her classroom this year.
Pancakes - French Toast - Hash Browns
Bacon - Sausage Links - Ham - Scrambled Eggs
ed grants, which are guage teacher Angy Gagli- Kegonsa staff members also Homemade Sausage Gravy & Biscuits
Innovation Grants designed to support creative ano shared stories of col- talked about starting din- Coffee - Orange Juice - Milk
presentation ideas from educators. laborating with third- and ners for new families to the
Ke g o n s a E l e m e n t a r y fourth-grade educators to school, as well as starting a Our APRIL Breakfast Proceeds will benefit our
A handful of district School kindergarten teach- provide LEGO StoryStart- Kegonsa Kids Club after- BADGER GIRLS Program &
educators gave a prog- ers Julie Alexander, Joy er kits for students to build school program on Tues- The STOUGHTON GIRL SCOUTS adno=514617-01
ress report Monday about Meyer and Angel Schroeder their literacy skills. Sand- days and Thursdays.
this years Stoughton Area talked about creating a play hill Elementary teacher
School District innovation and inquiry-based learning Fonda Lewis talked about

City of Stoughton

Council approves NAFA deal


Fur auction company This helps NAFA US statement agreed to cover
any legal costs associated
is an industrial operation.
The business first came
wants to expand in to remain in the City with the change in owner- to Stoughton in 2002 and
UE
Business Park North of Stoughton without
ship structure. is growing. Last summer, JULIEN DUBUQ L
A
IN T E R N AT IO N L
When the city acquired in an application to the
relocating, as we t h e M o e p r o p e r t y, i t city, it estimated it had 35
A
BILL LIVICK look to grow our assumed that an ag conver- full-time and 235 part-time FILM FESTIV
Unified Newspaper Group sion fee would be imposed employees and that it would
business in the USA. and held $15,000 from the increase the number of full-
purchase price in order time workers by 20 percent
The Common Coun-
11
cil last week gave a green Michael Mengar, NAFA to pay the ag conversion when the new facility is
TUESDAY, APRIL
JDIFF KICKOFF
light to North American president and CEO fee. The money was put in built.
Fur Auctions to expand in escrow, but city attorney
Business Park North under because it applies to ag land Matt Dregne told the coun- Email Bill Livick at bill.
a new corporate structure. that is converted to residen- cil he didnt think it would livick@wcinet.com.
The council on March tial, commercial or manu- be assessed because NAFA
28 approved the formation facturing use, but not indus-
Help us Kickoff the Festival
of a new company, NAFA trial use.
CALL NOW 1-608-338-1170
The council previously View trailers of the Official Selections

Newco LLC, to take over


ownership of land in the approved a development and Nominees
business park that was for- a g r e e m e n t w i t h NA FA Hear about special guests and panels

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merly owned by NAFA US. that includes tax-incre-
See the 2017 souvenir poster and T-shirt

Both NAFA US and NAFA ment financing in the form


Newco are owned by the of land, (10 acres in the Enter our 50 / 50 drawing

same Canadian parent cor- expanded business park,) Receive Festival schedule information

poration. which the city acquired


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fur farm but instead collects New orders only. Minimum purchase required.
ranch and wild fur from operation. Complimentary food & cash bar
Does not include material costs.
producers and trappers, NAFA had estimated last
grades the furs and sells the year that the market value HOTEL JULIEN BALLROOM
product on the international of all fixtures and equip- Ask About 60 Months 0% Interest! 200 Main St. Dubuque
fur market. ment of the proposed With minimum purchase and approved credit. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The council agreed to building would amount to
assign the development $1.8 million. FREE (donations welcome)
This helps NAFA US Mention this Ad & Receive
agreement with NAFA US
to remain in the City of Dinner & a Movie with your Festival dates: April 20-23
to the new company. It also
In-Home Estimate!
approved an agreement that Stoughton without relo- Limit one (1) card per household. $50.00 julienfilmfest.com
indemnifies the compa- cating, as we look to grow value to be redeemed at Restaurant.comm
ny from having to pay an our business in the USA, a
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Legislative opinion

Legislation offers hope


for suffering patients
D uring my three decades of
teaching and coaching I
had the distinct pleasure
of watching hundreds of students
grow and mature. One of the
Tim Wendler continues that
philosophy today. In 2013 Tims
wife Trickett was diagnosed with
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,
also known as Lou Gehrigs Dis-
take drugs not yet on the market
were about as disappointing as
you would fear.
Thats why Im proud to help
Tim by supporting Right to Try
rewards of teaching is witness- ease. Tim and Trickett consulted legislation. This bi-partisan leg-
ing the transformation of young with some of the leading experts islation is being sponsored by
children into adulthood and then on ALS. They went to Boston, Representatives Pat Snyder and
watching them go on to mentor Atlanta and Houston seeking an- Joel Kleefisch and Senators Terry
and lead others. swers and treatments. After two Moulton and Fred Risser.
One family years of pain, struggle and frus- Similar measures have been
that sticks out tration, Trickett passed away, approved in 33 statehouse nation-
for me is the leaving Tim and their three chil- wide. Under the Wisconsin bill,
Wendler fam- dren, Tealyn, 13, Tanner, 11, and a terminally ill patient would be
ily. Milt and Torynn, 9. granted access to experimental
K a t hy We n - Tim acknowledges that there treatment and drugs in a manner
dler raised may be no experimental drugs not currently available under law.
four boys that would have helped Trick- The law would allow but not re-
through Mil- ett survive, but being able to try quire manufacturers to make the
ton schools Vruwink
such medication would have giv- product available to eligible pa-
Steve, Dan, en the family hope. Time simply tients.
Mark and was not on her side to be afforded Tims efforts to help others
Tim. All four played football and the opportunity to try experimen- during this tough, personal time
basketball and each played point tal drugs and treatment not yet in his life is consistent with how
guard on the basketball team I approved the Food and Drug Ad- the Wendler boys helped others
helped coach. ministration. on the basketball court all those
As parents of athletes go, Milt Tim has given his time and en- years ago.
and Kathy were a coachs dream. ergy to promote federal and state Im proud to give Tim an assist
Rather than being concerned Right to Try legislation that by supporting Wisconsins Right
about playing time and the num- would give terminally ill patients to Try legislation.
ber of points scored by their sons, access to investigational treat-
Milt and Kathy always empha- ments that have passed basic safe- Rep. Don Vruwink represents
sized to their boys the importance ty testing of the Food and Drug the communities of Whitewater,
of making those around them bet- Administration but are not yet Milton, Edgerton, Footville,
Photo by Evan Halpop ter. Thats exactly what the Wend- available on pharmacy shelves. part of the Village of Oregon,

Election Day
ler boys did as point guards on the Tim and Tealyn testified both in and several townships. He can
basketball court. They set up their Congress and in the Wisconsin be reached by email at Rep.
teammates by running the offense Legislature in support of the bills. Vruwink@legis.wi.gov, by phone
and getting the ball to others so While testifying in front of at 608-266- 3790, and by mail
Nancy Saulsbury of Stoughton votes at the fire department on April 4. they could score. the Assembly Health Committee at P.O. Box 8953, Madison, WI
She said the state superintendent and city council races are the most They made those around them on February 15, Tim said the at- 53708.
important to her. better. tempts to get Trickett into trials to

Letters to the editor

SHS students have many talents


Thursday, April 6, 2017 Vol. 135, No. 37
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kathy.neumeister@wcinet.com stoughtoneditor@wcinet.com Gov. Walkers proposed state 4-year-old kindergarten, school school districts must provide
Advertising Sports budget shows a 3.6 percent milk and breakfast programs, or voucher school students with
Jeremy Jones increase in state aid for educa- Gifted and Talented program.* transportation and participa-
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stoughtonsales@wcinet.com year and a 4.5 percent increase ers budget proposal seeks to and extracurricular programs.
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One Year Elsewhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45 this mission. There is a zero the states budget and are even
Stoughton Courier Hub percent increase in high poverty below what it was just eight Mary Hollister,
Oregon Observer Verona Press aid, mental health programs, years ago. In addition, public Town of Rutland
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Planning: All-day event will update district long-term plan Obituary
Patricia M. Kort Dick were long time mem-
Continued from page 1 be essential in making that bers of the Old Time Fid-

more than 100 members of


Pillars from 2011 decision. dlers Association.
She enjoyed music, espe-
Room for more
the community.
Even more are expect- planning session Aside from a chance
cially playing the fiddle, gar-
dening, sewing, painting and
ed this time, as the dis- to hear ideas and priori- traveling. Patsy loved taking
trict looks to revise and
improve upon that work. LEARNING ties from the community,
Onsager said the session is
trips to Montana to paint. One
of her favorite painting trips
The main themes that also a great opportunity to was attending the William
emerged from the 2011 All students will be able to read, write, bring people together to Bill Alexander Magic of
conference were the district express, calculate and compute effectively help educate them on the Oil Painting workshop in
developing more connec- Vancouver, Canada.
tions with the community,
in order to critically analyze situations and things were doing, includ-
ing recent successes that Patsy is survived by her
diversifying its funding solve problems independently and as part may have flown a bit under Patricia Kort brother, Eugene (Sandy)
sources, hiring the best of a group. the radar. Marx of Yuba City, Calif.;
possible workforce and The more voices in the Patricia M. Patsy Kort, and nieces, Jeanne (Mark)
producing graduates with room, the more the picture age 73, of Oregon, passed Owens, of San Diego, Calif.,
critical thinking and prob- PARTNERSHIPS and input we get, but also away at St. Marys Hospital
on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
and Angela, Kelly, Sherri and
lem-solving skills. District the more people walk out Veronica. She was preceded
superintendent Tim Onsag- The district will build community support of this event knowing more She was born on May 14, in death by her parents; and
er said everything the dis- 1943, in Sparta, Wis., the husband, Richard.
by promoting, encouraging and maintain- about the district, what daughter of Eugene and Hel-
trict has worked on since were doing and helping A Celebration of Life will
then has stemmed from ing meaningful partnerships and mutually us to achieve and set our en (Sherpe) Marx. be held at a later date. Online
Patsy married Richard condolences may be made at
that original work, which beneficial collaboration. goals, he said.
Dick Kort on September
is updated around every More than 120 people www.gundersonfh.com.
five years. 21, 1963 in Sparta. Patsy and
The big question, he WORKFORCE are expected to attend Sat-
urdays session, and those
told the Hub last week is,
Where do we think the
who have yet to sign up are
The district will use best practices to hire, encouraged to do so. District Celebrating 25 Years in Business!
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(This) will then help and engaged workforce to ensure that the resource coordinator Der-
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us establish the next five district achieves its mission. opportunity to learn more Serving Stoughton since 1989.
years, our vision and goals about the district than is pos-
and some of things we want
to do, Onsager said. FUNDING sible by following a news
story or watching a meeting.
The district will maintain a balanced Im hopeful well have
Looking back an opportunity to sit down
School board president budget by using available funds in the and show people this infor-
Scott Dirks said the basic most efficient and effective manner and, mation, he said. Thats a
idea of the session is to difficult point to make in a
review what came out of if necessary, will seek needed funding to sound byte. This will kind
the 2011 event and see what advance its mission. of inform our next steps, in
people want to add to or terms of what direction the
modify. Not surprisingly, he community would like us to
expects funding will once prompted the district to was cut in 2011, he said. take.
again be at the top of the list seek a referendum in 2014. With five or so years since
of issues to address. (That) has provided us the current plan was adopt- Email Unified Newspaper
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Coming up Community calendar


Music appreciation Parent/child yoga Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., at 7 Thursday, April 6
p.m. Wednesday, April 12. 1-5 p.m., Personal Essentials Pantry, 343 E. Main St.,
The Music Appreciation Series, Visit the library for a free parent/ Hager will present the story of pepstoughton.org
organized by John Beutel and sup- child yoga class offered by Stoughton Roald Amundsen and how he and his 6:30-8 p.m., Adult Craft Club: soap making, library,
ported by the staff of the senior center, Yoga at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 7 and party raced to be the first to the South 873-6281
will run weekly on Mondays through 14. The class is designed for children Pole. She teaches Norwegian part- 7 p.m., Stoughton High School Performing Arts pres-
May 8. ages 2-5 for a playful bonding time. time at the University of Wiscon- ents The Lost Boy ($8 adults, $5 students/seniors,
The free series is supported by a The class has two sessions but attend- sin-Madison. She lived, worked and purchase at showtix4u.com), SHS Performing Arts
grant from the Bryant Foundation, ees are encouraged to only attend studied in Norway before settling in Center, 600 Lincoln Ave., 877-5600
and freewill donations will be accept- one. Comfortable clothes, water, yoga Madison.
ed. All programs last for about an hour mats and towels are recommended. For information, call 873-7209.
Friday, April 7
and begin at 3 p.m. The schedule is as Space is limited and registration is 9:30 a.m., Parent/child yoga (children ages 2-5, reg-
follows: SHS student musicians April required. Keepsake class istration required), library, 873-6281
10 at the senior center; UW-White- For information or to register, visit The library will host a class on 1 p.m., Friday Movie: Inferno, senior center, 873-
water Faculty Brass Quintet April 17 the childrens desk at the library or how to preserve photos, VHS tapes 8585
at the opera house; flutist Iva Ugrcic call 873-6281. and camcorder videos from 3-6 p.m.
April 24 at the opera house; Four Sea- Saturday, April 8
sons Theatre Company May 1 at the Egg hunt Thursday, April 13, in a program 10-10:45 a.m., LEGO Club, library, 873-6281
called Memories Save Your Stuff. 11 a.m., Easter egg hunt, Mandt Park Ball Diamond,
opera house; and the Ancora String Stoughton families can celebrate Library staff and experts from
Quartet May 8 at the opera house. Easter during the Kiwanis annual egg UW-Madison will convert analog 321 S. Fourth St., 669-2501
For information, call 873-8585. hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at materials to a digital format. Regis- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Preparing our Students for the
the Mandt Park Ball Diamond, 321 S. tration for 30-minute time slots are Future: A community conversation - SASD Strategic
SHS spring play Fourth St. Planning Event SHS cafetorium, 600 Lincoln Avenue,
required with information about what stoughton.k12.wi.us
Stoughton High School Performing The event is free and open for chil- attendees would like to transfer. A
Arts will present its spring production dren under 8. All children must be USB flash drive is required. 7 p.m., Stoughton High School Performing Arts pres-
of The Lost Boy at 7 p.m. Thurs- accompanied by a responsible adult For information, or to register, call ents The Lost Boy ($8 adults, $5 students/seniors,
day, April 6 through Saturday, April and bring their own basket or bag for 873-6281. purchase at showtix4u.com), SHS Performing Arts
8, SHS Performing Arts Center, 600 collecting eggs. Center, 600 Lincoln Ave., 877-5600
Lincoln Ave. If the event is rained out, it will Zoo to You 7:30 p.m., Del McCoury Band, Stoughton Opera
The play focuses on the life and be rescheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, The Henry Vilas Zoo will bring the House, 381 E. Main St., purchase tickets at
personal struggles of Peter Pan cre- April 15. Zoo to You with their educational stoughtonoperahouse.com
ator James M. Barrie, portrayed by F o r i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t program at the senior center at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9
SHS senior Reese Bahrke. stoughtonkiwanis.org or call 669- Friday, April 14.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for 2501. 1:30 p.m., Opera for the Young: The Elixir of Love,
The hour long program will feature Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St., purchase
students and senior citizens; they can
be purchased in advance at showtix4u. Roald Amundsen program live animals and a variety of animal tickets at stoughtonoperahouse.com
classification, history and behaviors.
com or at the door. Peggy Hager will present her pro- This intergenerational zoo program Wednesday, April 12
For information, call 877-5600. gram Norwegian Explorer Roald is appropriate for all ages. 7 p.m., Roald Amundsen Norwegian presentation by
Amundsen at the Sons of Norway For information, call 873-8585. Peggy Hager, Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 S.
Page St., 873-7209
Thursday, April 13
Bahai Faith Covenant Lutheran Church Seventh Day Baptist 2-3 p.m., Memory Loss Caregiver support group,
For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911 1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-7494 Church of Albion senior center, 873-8585
or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 covluth@chorus.net covluth.org 616 Albion Rd., Edgerton
us.bahai.org Stoughton study classes. Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship 561-7450 albionsdb@gmail.com
Friday, April 14
Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m. Worship, 9:30 a.m. forministry.com/USWISDBGCASD1 9:30 a.m., Parent/child yoga (children ages 2-5, reg-
Bible Baptist Church Sunday School Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10 istration required), library, 873-6281
2095 Hwy. W, Utica Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath 1-2 p.m., Zoo to You Henry Vilas Zoo program,
873-7077 423-3033 Ezra Church senior center, 873-8585
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship 515 E. Main St., Stoughton 834-9050 Stoughton Baptist Church
ezrachurch.com Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton Saturday, April 15
Christ Lutheran Church Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m. 873-6517 6 p.m., Bingo (food available at 5 p.m.), Sons of Nor-
700 Hwy. B, Stoughton Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship; way-Mandt Lodge, 317 South Page St., 873-7209
873-9353 e-mail: office@clcstoughton.org First Lutheran Church 6 p.m. - Evening Service
Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Traditional 310 E. Washington, Stoughton Monday, April 17
Worship. 9:10 a.m. Family Express, followed by 873-7761 flcstoughton.com St. Ann Catholic Church 1-4:30 p.m., Reflexology ($25 for 30 minutes, $45 for
Sunday School Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship 323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 60 minutes, registration required), senior center, 873-
Christ the King Community Fulton Church
873-6448 873-7633 8585
Weekday Mass: Nazareth House 1-6 p.m., Red Cross blood drive, Covenant Lutheran
Church 9209 Fulton St., Edgerton and St. Anns Church
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 884-8512 fultonchurch.org Church, 1525 Van Buren St., redcross.org
Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.;
christthekingcc.org Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m. 3 p.m., Music Appreciation Series, Stoughton Opera
Coffee Fellowship: 9 a.m. House, 381 E. Main St., stoughtonoperahouse.com
Christian Assembly Church Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. United Methodist of Stoughton 7 p.m. SASD Board of Education meeting, district
1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton 873-9106 Varsity (High Schoolers): 12-3 p.m. 525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton administration building, 320 North St., 877-5000
Saturday: 6 p.m. worship; Sunday: 10 a.m. AWANA (age 2-middle school): 3-5 p.m. stoughtonmethodist.org
worship Stoughtonumc@Wisconsinumc.org Tuesday, April 18
Good Shepherd By The Lake Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service; 10-11:30 a.m., Senior Center Craft Club: soap mak-
The Church of Jesus Christ Lutheran Church 10 a.m. - Full Worship ing, senior center, 873-8585
of Latter-day Saints 1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton 10 a.m. to noon, Massage therapy (registration
825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton 873-5924 West Koshkonong Lutheran Church required), senior center, 873-8585
877-0439 Missionaries 957-3930 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton
Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school and Primary Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship 11 a.m., Cornhole/bean bags, senior center, 873-
8585
Cooksville Lutheran Church LakeView Church
11927 W. Church St., Evansville
Western Koshkonong
2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton
882-4408 873-9838 lakevc.org
Lutheran Church
Pastor Karla Brekke 2633 Church St., Cottage Grove
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship
Support groups
Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship
11 a.m. Bible study

Diabetic Support Group Low Vision Support


6 p.m., second Monday, 1-2:30 p.m., third Thurs-
Building Up or Tearing Down? Stoughton Hospital, 628- day, senior center, 873-
6500 8585
Most of us have tendencies to both build up and tear down those around Dementia Caregivers Parkinsons Group
us. When we encourage and give constructive criticism in a spirit of love, we 2 p.m., second Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., fourth
873-4590 build others up, but when we ridicule or humiliate others, or give criticism in senior center, 873-8585 Wednesday, senior center,
1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton unkind ways, we tend to tear them down. We frequently need to give feed- 873-8585
back to the people who we live, work and play with, and so knowing how to Crohns/Colitis/IBD
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do this in a way that encourages them to improve is important. Coaches, Support Group Multiple Sclerosis Group
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Martha Paton, Administrative Manager teachers and parents are called to do this by the very nature of their roles, 5:30 p.m., third Wednes- 10-11:30 a.m., second
which require them to correct and instruct others. But some roles require day, Stoughton Hospital, Tuesday, senior center,
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Paul Selbo, Funeral Assistant us to stifle our criticisms; students are wise to hold their tongue before 873-7928 873-8585
www.gundersonfh.com correcting their teachers just as children shouldnt be too quick to correct
or admonish their parents. One simple way to build up those around us is Grief Support Groups Older Adult Alcoholics
to tell them what they are doing well, and when you must correct or criticize 2 p.m., third Wednesday, Anonymous
someone, be sure to do it in a kind and loving way. Soften your tone and senior center, 873-8585 2 p.m., Tuesdays, senior
perhaps wait for a better time to deliver the criticism. If you are irritated with center, 246-7606 ext. 1182
the person, this will almost certainly come across in your words. Wait for
the right time and place to criticize or correct. Words of praise can be given
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Girls soccer Boys tennis

Building from last season


Vikings return 14, look to
Vikes hope
experience
retool defense translates into
ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High School girls


more wins
soccer team is a little more experi- JEREMY JONES
enced this season than it was last Sports editor
year, with 14 players back in 2017.
While the Vikings lost three top The Stoughton boys ten-
players to graduation, nearly all of nis team returns six letter-
the girls returning were on the field winners from a team that
for significant minutes last season. went 1-5 in the Badger
But the defense will need to be South Conference a year
rebuilt, and there will be a need ago. But head coach Ryan
to work on team chemistry, head Reischel isnt sure what that
coach Chelsea Kittleson wrote in a means for the Vikings just
preview questionnaire. yet this season.
I have high expectations for We will have plenty of
myself as well as these young guys back who have experi-
women, she wrote. Our goals ence at the varsity level, he
are to be highly competitive in our said. The question is, will
practice and continue that mentali- this experience parlay into
ty into game matches. some more wins this year?
Junior All-Badger South honor- Sophomore Nolan Meyer
able mention defender Paige Halv- was 4-19 at No. 3 singles
erson is the lone all-conference last year, but has improved
Photo by Anthony Iozzo
returner, and she is joined by senior Returning letterwinners for the Stoughton High School girls soccer team (front, from left) are: Jackie Smith, Aug- quite a bit over the offsea-
midfielder Rosana Draus (captain) gie Brestar, Hannah Wirag, Rosie Draus, Megan Adams, Anna Callahan and Alita Frick; (back) Ailish Montgomery, son, head coach Reischel
and sophomore midfielder Hannah Melissa Browning, Cassidy Bach, Cara Wood, Brooke Scheel, Paige Halverson and Peighton Trieloff; (not pictured) said.
Meyer expects to push for
Turn to Soccer/Page 9 Jordan Nelson. the No. 1 singles spot vacat-
ed with the graduation of

Stoughton looks to challenge in the Badger South 2017 Badger Stefan Butterbrodt.
Fellow sophomore Jett
South schedule Matteson (1-3 at No. 3
doubles) played a lot of the
Stoughton finished 2-4 in the Oregon, D2 sectional runner-up McKee. Date Opponent
Badger South Conference last Milton and Madison Edgewood The Panthers graduated first- summer and should also be
season, which is more conference all look to be fighting at the top. team forwards Jen Brien and 4-20 Oregon in contention for a high sin-
wins in a season than 2012-2015 Oregon returns senior first-team Makena Fanning, second-team gles or doubles spot.
4-27 at Fort Atkinson Reischel said he is count-
combined. midfielder Holly Kaboord, senior defender Jess Jacobs and hon-
The conference looks to remain second-team goalie Abby Breit- orable mention midfielder Tay- 5-2 at Milton ing on the teams seniors to
as tough as ever, however, as bach, senior second-team defend- lor Martin. But they added FC 5-9 at Edgewood step up and set a good tone
five-time defending conference er Claudia Jones and sophomore for the guys right off the
5-16 Monona Grove bat.
champion and D2 state-runner up second-team defender Sydney Turn to Conference/Page 9
5-26 Monroe
Turn to Tennis/Page 8

Baseball

Vikings drop season opener at nonconference Madison West


ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor
Whats next
A six-run third inning was too
much for the Stoughton High Stoughton travels to Firemans
School baseball team to over- Park in Cottage Grove at 5p.m.
come Saturday in the 2017 season Thursday to take on Monona
opener against non-conference Grove.
Madison West.
The Regents added four runs in The Vikings then travel to the
the sixth en route to an 11-4 win Woodside Sports Complex in
at Mansfield Stadium.
Stoughton cut the deficit to four the Wisconsin Dells for a tourna-
twice with two runs in the fourth ment Friday and Saturday.
and one in the sixth. Stoughton hosts Milton at
D i l l o n N ow i c k i ( 2 - f o r- 4 )
k n o c ke d i n B r a d y S c h i p p e r 5p.m. Tuesday, April 11.
(2-for-3) on an RBI single, and
Andy Johnson (2-for-3) later
brought home Nowicki with a sin- Wanninger allowed two earned
gle. runs on three hits and two walks
Brock Wanninger tripled home in one inning.
Nick Waldorf in the sixth, and Gabe Hill earned the win for
Nowicki added an RBI single to West. He allowed two earned runs
score Saxton Shore in the seventh. on four hits in three innings, strik-
Noah Schafer (2-for-3) had ing out four and walking one.
multiple hits for Stoughton. Stoughton, Fort Atkinson
Eli Sorensen (3-for-4), Austin
Cotharn (2-for-3) and Tommy (PPD)
Hill (2-for-5) all had multiple hits The Vikings were supposed to
for the Regents. travel to Jones Park on Tuesday to
Aaron Zimmerman took the take on Fort Atkinson in a Badger
loss. He allowed one earned run South Conference opener, but rain
on six hits in 2 2/3 innings, strik- kept the two teams from meeting.
ing out three and walking three. A makeup date was not
Schafer pitched 2 1/3 innings announced by the Courier Hubs Photo by Evan Halpop
and allowed an earned run on deadline. Middle infielder Bryan Wendt tags out Madison Wests David Grunder in the second inning Saturday in a
two hits and two walks, and non-conference game at Mansfield Stadium. West scored six runs in the third inning to defeat the Vikings 11-4.
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Tennis: Zeichert returns to tennis courts as No. 2 singles player


Continued from page 7

Senior Connor Merow


Goal to finish in the middle of
played atop the doubles
lineup last season, finishing the Badger South Conference
3-15. While he will most
likely help to solidify the S t o u g h t o n wo n o n e lost to Oregons Calvin
Vikings doubles lineup, Badger South dual last Schneider last season,
though he could also end up season, but head coach but won titles in his two
playing singles this season. Ryan Reischel envisions previous seasons at Edge-
Obviously, its nice to Stoughton battling with wood.
win as a team, but its good Milton and Fort Atkinson Monona Grove is pre-
to improve individually, for fourth or fifth place dicted by many to leap-
Merow said. You cant win in the seven-team confer- frog Oregon for second
if you dont improve indi- ence this season. place in the Badger South
vidually. Last year all of our this season.
F e l l ow s e n i o r A d a m players were in sever- Junior Hunter Dunn and
McCune played both No. al very close matches Monona Grove sopho-
3 and 4 singles last year, that we just couldnt pull more Caden Nelson sup-
going 4-19 on the season, out, he said. This year plied the crowd with a
and should help strengthen I would like us to show great No. 3 championship
the teams singles lineup. some emotional growth match last season, which
A successful season and win the 50/50 match- Dunn won 6-4, 7-6, (6).
for me is feeling like I am es. Sophomore Chris Boll
improving, not just on the Edgewood has won the bust onto the scene last
scoresheet, but just feeling photo by Jeremy Jones last eight Badger South year and won the No. 4
more confident, McCune Returning letterwinners for the Stoughton boys tennis team (front, from left) are: Con- Conference titles, includ- singles title 6-3, 6-2 over
said. nor Mrrow and Adam McCune; (back) Nolan Meyer, Zeth Zeichert, Jonathon Blaikie and ing seven outright, shar- Fort Atkinson junior Col-
Senior Jonathon Blaikie Jet Matteson. ing the title with Oregon lin Baker.
and junior Graham Beebe in 2014. The Crusaders Silver Eagles junior
were 4-16 at No. 2 doubles graduated the confer- Cole Lindwall (No. 1
a year ago and figure to play Top returners ences top No. 2 singles
player and No. 1 and 2
singles), senior Andrew
Zhou (No. 1 doubles) and
doubles again this season.
The Vikings also got an No. 1 singles: Calvin Schneider, sr., Oregon; Cecil Lingaard, sr., Edgewood; Cole Lindwall, doubles teams, but return Nelson all return after top
added boon with the return jr., Monona Grove plenty of talent. four finishes at confer-
of senior Zeth Zeichert. No. 2 singles: Charles Donovan, sr., Oregon Senior Cecil Lindgaard ence.
Last season Zeichert No. 3 singles: Hunter Dunn, jr., Edgewood; Caden Nelson, so., Monona Grove
chose to follow up his win-
ter hockey season by run- No. 4 singles: Chris Boll, so., Edgewood; Collin Baker, sr., Fort Atkinson Badger South schedule
ning track and field. He is No. 1 doubles: None Date Opponent
back on the tennis courts No. 2 doubles: Parker Chrisler, jr., and Adam Kampschoer, jr., Sauk Prairie
again this season, though. April 20 at Monroe
Zeth played No. 2 dou- No. 3 doubles: Charlie Weitz, sr., and Forrest Lynn, jr.
April 27 Oregon
bles for me in 2015 and he
should be a great addition May 2 Milton
this year, Reischel said. schedule, the team may start at the beginning of the sea- dont hit much in the winter, May 5 at Fort Atkinson
Reischel said he expects out the season a little slow. son to get the boys at a com- we may not see the fruits of
I think we will need all petitive playing level, he our labor until the season May 9 Edgewood
Stoughton to battle with
just about everyone on its of the practice time possible said. Seeing that our boys hits its mid-point. May 12 at Monona Grove

Boys track and field Girls track and field


Vikings win 13 events at Mount Horeb quad Weum wins twice at Mount Horeb
ANTHONY IOZZO in 2:08.2.
Assistant sports editor Hampton won the 300 hurdles in 43.6, ANTHONY IOZZO
The Stoughton High School boys
and Flint won the 3,200 in 11:29.7.
McHone won the 200 in 22.7.
Assistant sports editor Whats next
track and field team finished with 13 DiBenedetto and McHone also joined Senior Aly Weum claimed both the 200- The Stoughton boys and girls track and
titles Tuesday in a quad at Mount Horeb. Quinn Arnott and Dwight Walker in the and 400-meter titles Tuesday night in a
Jordan DiBenedetto, Nathan Moll, 4x100 relay to take first in 44.9. field teams travel to the University of Wis-
quad at Mount Horeb.
Jackson Hampton, Sam McHone, Parker Moll and McHone joined Sean Weum won the 200 in 26 seconds, edg- consin-Whitewater Saturday for the W/
Flint and Ian Bormett all won multiple McLaury and Bormett in the 4x400 relay ing Monroes Jordan Hirsbrunner (26.3) TFA state indoor track championships.
events. to win in 3:32.9, and Bormett, Hampton and teammate Emma Kissling (29.4).
DiBenedetto won the long jump with and Flint joined Owen Roe to take the Weum also earned the 400 title in 58.6, Both teams go back outside at 4p.m.
a leap of 20 feet, 4 1/2 inches, and he 4x800 title in 8:51.8. well ahead of Monroes Cammi Ganshert Tuesday, April 11, in the Badger Challenge
added the 100 in 10.8 seconds. Evan Ouk (pole vault), Nick (1:05). at Portage High School.
Moll won the 400 in 52.7 and the 800 But that wasnt all for Weum, who also
Turn to Boys track/Page 9 took runner-up in the 100 in 12.5. Gan-
shert won in 12.4. Olson, Kyianna Baker, Avary Rodefeld
Junior Anna Wozniak added a title in the and Riley Roysten) finished second in 57
800 in 2:37.7, about a half second ahead seconds. Dodgeville/Mineral Point (Jaynie
of Dodgeville/Mineral Points Mackenzie Gorgen, Sara Polinag, Payton Ross and
Hall (2:38.1). Jaycie Runde) won the event in 54.5.
Wozniak joined Alex Ashworth, Mol- The 4x200 and 4x400 relays also took
ly Olstad and Grace Jenny on the 4x800 runner-up for Stoughton.
relay and helped the team earn a title in The 4x200 (Myranda Kotlowski, Emma
10:39.1. Kissling, Kendra Halverson and Roysten)
Monroe (Allyce Fahrney, Katie Symons, finished in 1:58.8, behind Dodgeville/
Sydney Mathiason and Rachel Meier) Mineral Point (Marissa Parkin, Sydney
took second in 10:52.7. Staver, Jalissa Weier and Gorgen, 1:53.6).
Abby Kittleson and Clea Roe finished The 4x400 (Kendra Halverson, Jen-
second and third, respectively, in the ny, Roe and Ashworth) took second in
1,600. Kittleson crossed the finish line in 4:28.4. Once again, Dodgeville/Mineral
5:47.1, and Roe was next in 5:52.3. Point (Malorie Johnson, Madison Stumpf,
The Stoughton 4x100 relay (Corrine Turn to Girls track/Page 9

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Girls soccer Softball
Offense takes over in the mud Vikings open the season with two losses
ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor Whats next JEREMY JONES
Sports editor
for the host Trojans. Kenrick was charged seven passed
Lead-off hitter Maddie Brickson balls.
had the teams only hit. Hammersly led the Vikings at
The Stoughton High School Stoughton hosts non- Stoughton softball opened the sea- the plate, going 2-for-3 with a run
girls soccer team didnt let conference Baraboo at son on the wrong end of a pair of
Jan. Parker 8, Stoughton 3 scored.
pouring rain get in the way of 7p.m. Thursday and one-hitters. Stoughton starting pitcher Kai- Brickson led off and drove in
its offensive attack Monday travels to nonconfer- ley Hammersly found herself on the Stoughtons other two runs with a
in a non-conference game at Beloit Turner 1, Stoughton 0 right end of a one-hitter Friday only double in the top of the fifth inning.
Cambridge/Deerfield. ence Janesville Parker at to she her team lose 8-3 at non-con-
The Vikings opened the season Stoughton, Fort Atkinson (ppd.
The Vikings maintained 70 11a.m. Saturday. Tuesday, March 28 being one-hit in ference Janesville Parker.
percent of the possession and a 4-0 loss at non-conferece Beloit Hammersly walked nine, and The defending conference cham-
scored four goals in the sec- The Vikings then host
Turner. reliever Maddie Brickson allowed pion Vikings saw Tuesdays home
ond half in muddy conditions nonconference McFar- Turner rang up nine hits and four another free pass in an inning of debut against Badger South Confer-
for a 6-0 win. land at 7p.m. Monday, earned runs off starter Molly Skon- relief. ence rival Fort Atkinson postponed
Cara Wood scored twice in April 10, and DeForest at ning, including a 2-run home run by Hammersly stuck out four, but due to poor field conditions.
the first 15 minutes of the sec- had five wild pitches. Catcher Taylor
ond half, and Brooke Scheel 7p.m. Tuesday, April 11, Kailyn Packard, who struck out 16
and Melissa Browning fol- in a Badger crossover.
lowed with unassisted goals.
Auggie Brestar assisted on the Sports shorts
second Wood goal. half. Basketball camp proper footwork and shooting tech- second grade from 8-9a.m.
Jordan Nelson and Peigh- Anna Callahan finished niques will be discussed. Session 2: Third-fifth grade from
ton Trieloff scored in the first with 13 saves. The nothing but net basketball The cost is $80 for Sun Prairie 9-10a.m.
camp is for boys and girls in grades residents and $100 for non-residents Session 3: Sixth-eighth grade from
third through eighth, and will be
Soccer: Goal to be above .500 conducted at the Sun Prairie High
School fieldhouse on July 31 to Aug.
and the deadline to register is Friday,
July 28.
10-11:15.a.m.
Session 4: Freshmen-senior in high
Camp brochures are online at: sun- school from 11:15a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Continued from page 7 The attacking forwards 3. The boys camp is from 9a.m. to prairieyba.com or also at: takeittoth- The program is for tennis play-
are senior Jordan Nelson, noon, and the girls camp is from erim.com. In addition, participants ers of all abilities. Participants will
j u n i o r C a r a Wo o d a n d 12:30-3:30p.m. can also contact coach Jeff Boos at be placed into appropriate groups
Wirag as the three defen- sophomores Megan Adams The camp, featuring Forrest Lar- home (608-825-4295) for more infor- the first day of camp. The sessions
sive-minded players that and Peighton Trieloff. son founder of take it to the rim mation. will be run by SHS coaches Ryan
will need to lead a retooled Kittleson wrote that she basketball camp, emphasizes tech- Reischel, Howard Roloff and Amy
back line with the losses of would like to stay above niques and skills that are essential Tennis camp Kahl.
graduates Leah and Julia .500 overall and that a to becoming a well-rounded player. The Stoughton first serve tennis Campers are reminded to bring a
Olson. competitive finish is with- This includes shooting, pivoting, ball camp will run five weeks from July racquet, water bottle and tennis shoes
And with the gradua- in reach if the girls put in handling, attacking the rim, develop- 6 to Aug. 3 at the Stoughton High each day.
tion of Hannah Wood in the extra work at practice. ing the transition game and creating School tennis courts on Tuesdays and Contact coach Ryan Reischel with
goal, junior Anna Callahan Last season, Stoughton ways to get out of pressure situations. Thursdays. questions at 628-4928 or reischelry-
returns to take over as the finished 4-11 overall. Part of each session will be devot- Session 1: Pre-Kindergarten to an@gmail.com.
starting keeper. We have a talented pro- ed to shooting the basketball and
The midfield is led by gram on and off the field,
senior Augustyna Brestar she wrote. We need to
(captain), juniors Jacque-
line Smith, Ailis Mont-
focus on playing together
and communicating when
Boys track: Stoughton Girls track: Top-three
g o m e r y, C a s s i d y B a c h
(captain) and sophomores
we find ourselves in diffi-
cult situations. dominates quad finishes in 14 events
Melissa Browning, Brooke Continued from page 8 Walker (100, triple jump),
Scheel and Alita Frick. Hutcherson (200), Bormett Continued from page 8 (55.9) were first and sec-
(400), and Krumholz (shot ond.
Hutcherson (triple jump) put) all finished third. Silbaugh was third in
Conference: Defending champ and Elijah Krumholz (dis- Weier and Staver) won the shot put with a throw
True threw for 108-7 1/2 the event in 4:23.8.
cus) also won events. in the discus, and Wheeler of 29-9.
Ouk claimed the pole Stoughton added a Mount Horebs Alexa
Oregon the team to beat vault with a height of 11-6.
finished the 800 in 2:22.9.
Walker crossed the fin-
second and third place in
the triple jump.
Gabel (33-0) and Hirs-
brunner (30-11) were
Hutcherson took first in ished line in the 100 in
Continued from page 7 Thoma, junior honorable the triple jump with a dis- Amber Hodkiewicz first and second.
mention defender Karen 11.3, and he reached 38-2 was runner-up with a
tance of 39-10 1/4, and 1/4 in the triple jump. Mya Lonnebotn (100),
Walker and sophomore Krumholz claimed the dis- leap of 30 feet, 3 3/4 Ashworth (200) and
Wisconsin Eclipse play- Hutcherson finished the
honorable mention defend- cus with a heave of 130-9. inches, and Lauren Jake Renee Anderson (1,600)
ers, junior Emma Roemer 200 in 23.7, and Bormett
er Madeline Cruz. Tommy McClain (shot was third with a distance all won JV titles.
and sophomore Maddy was third in the 400 in
E d g ew o o d g r a d u a t e d put), Malachi Alvarez (110 of 28-5. This was the first out-
Schwartzmiller, who both 54.8.
first-team forward/midfield- hurdles) and McLaury M o n r o e s L ex u s door meet of the 2017
have significant club expe- Krumholz threw for a
er Andrea Tipple. (400, long jump) all fin- Trickel took first (30-4 season.
rience. distance of 41-1/2 in the
The rest of the confer- ished runner-up. 1/2). The Vikings return
The Red Hawks and the shot put.
ence also looks to spoil the McClain reached a dis- Alexandria Lightner indoors for the W/TFA
Crusaders also have depth Logan Armagost (400),
plans of the top contenders. tance of 41-8 to take run- and Kennedy Silbaugh indoor championships
and experience returning, Nick Walker (800), Tyler
Monona Grove returns ner-up in the shot, and took home the other Saturday at the Universi-
and Milton lost a 1-0 over- Kalagian (3,200), Nathan
senior second-team mid- Alvarez finished the 110 top-three finishes of the ty of Wisconsin-White-
time game to Oregon in the Hutcherson (110 hurdles),
fielders Liz Pulvermacher hurdles in 18.6. meet. water.
D2 sectional final last sea- Bradley Yarwood (pole
and Annabelle Shere and McLaury reached 19-6 Lightner was third in Stoughton athletes
son. vault), Lazaro Medina-Ar-
sophomore second-team 3/4 in the long jump and the 300 hurdles in 58.6, not competing in White-
Milton returns senior guijo (long jump), Ryan
midfielder Gabi Arnold. finished the 400 in 53.9 for behind Mount Horebs water will travel to the
first-team forward Karlee Ewald (discus), Nick
The Silver Eagles graduat- his second places. Lindsey LaBorde (49.0) McFarland Invitational
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midfielder Maggy Hen- (shot put) all won JV titles.
nah Cruz and second-team Brandon Wheeler (800), Points Alyssa Belling
schler, junior second-team
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BOARD OF EDUCATION $15,000 from WISTAF Trust Account for made by Bev Fergus, seconded by Scott Committee at the March 6, 2017 board pm, AESC Staff Development Center; approve the February 16 to March 1, 2017
the Martha Flugum Scholarship; $8,000 Dirks, ;and carried unanimously to ap- meeting. Policy Committee Meeting - February 28 check register as presented; We would
STOUGHTON AREA from WISTAF Trust Account for the Slet- prove the minutes of the January 9, 2017 CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was @6:30 pm & March 6 (5:00 pm at Kegonsa like to give a sincere thank you to the fol-
SCHOOL DISTRICT tum Scholarship; $3,600 from Kegonsa regular meeting; approve the January 5 made by Bev Fergus, seconded by Alli- Elementary School); Finance Committee lowing individuals and groups and move
REGULAR MEETING Working for Kids - $200 for each class- - January 18, 2017 check register & Pcard son Sorg, and carried unanimously to Meeting - February 20, 2017 approval of their donations to the Dis-
room teacher for classroom and student statement as presented; We would like approve the January 23, 2017 regular A motion was made by Freye, sec- trict: $500 from JSB Ventures LLC (Jim-
DECEMBER 19, 2016 supplies; $3,199 from Stoughton Foot- to say thank you to the following indi- meeting minutes; approve the January onded by FitzGibbon, and carried unan- my Johns) for scholarships; $100 from
A regular meeting of the Board of ball Inc. for the Football portion of Hudl; viduals and groups and move approval 19-February 21, 2017 check register as imously to adjourn at p.m. Paulette Carter for River Bluff German
Education of the Stoughton Area School $1,200 from the Kiwanis Club of Stough- of their donations to the District: $2,040 presented; We would like to say thank __________________________________ students trip to Bemidji, MN transporta-
District was called to order Monday, De- ton for an Employee Stipend at Stough- from the Stoughton Sports Boosters for you to the following individuals and Bev Fergus, Clerk tion costs; $25 from Stoughton Antique
cember 19, 2016, at 8:25 p.m. in the Ad- ton High; $500 from Kegonsa Working for Neptune Sporting Event Software; $700 groups and move approval of their do- Published: April 6, 2017 Mall River Bluff German students trip to
ministrative and Educational Services Kids for student art supplies; $500 from from the Stoughton Sports Boosters for nations to the District: $3,507.18 from WNAXLP Bemidji, MN transportation costs; $20
Center Board Room by President, Scott Rob Schipper for Stoughton High A&P Hudl Software; $500 from the Stoughton the Stoughton Viking Wrestling Club from Lisa Koenecke for River Bluff stu-
Dirks. Science Class books; $200 from Heart- Sports Boosters for Eye in the Sky;$400 for Badger State Invitational Wrestling *** dents trip to Washington, D.C.; $20 from
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Scott song Assisted Living for SHS Madrigal from Wisconsin Milk Marketing Inc. for Tournament expenses; $2,940.30 from BOARD OF EDUCATION Lieneke Hafeman for River Bluff students
Dirks, Bev Fergus, Yolibeth FitzGibbon, singers jackets; $200 from Stoughton student/classroom recognition; $200 the Stoughton Viking Wrestling Club for trip to Washington, D.C.; and, related
Joe Freye, Sara Rabe, Brett Schumacher, Lions Club for SHS Madrigal singers from Rotary of Stoughton for Madrigal expenses related to the Bethlehem Hol- STOUGHTON AREA donation budget adjustments for $665.
Allison Sorg, Donna Tarpinian and Nicole jackets; $100 from The Garment Shop Singers Jackets; $4,071 from the Gobble iday Classic Wrestling Tournament in SCHOOL DISTRICT There were no professional educator re-
Wiessinger. for SHS Madrigal singers jackets; $81.24 Wobble Event (Chip in for Meals) with Pennsylvania;$79.99 from the Stoughton tirements, resignations, or contracts to
PUBLIC COMMENT: None from Sandhill Working for Kids for print- Level Up Fitness to be used for meals Viking Wrestling Club for a scale; $1,000
REGULAR MEETING approve at this meeting.
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR/ RE- making supplies for art; $25 from Kent & for needy students (Contributors $2,000 from P. Stephen Christenson for the FEBRUARY 20, 2017 COMMITTEE REPORTS: President
PORT: Dr. Onsager reported that there Helen Karberg for the Margaret Larson from UW Health (Dawn Davis);$500 from Kristen Christenson Memorial Scholar- A regular meeting of the Board of Scott Dirks reported on the first meeting
will be a security update, Woods Com- Memorial Scholarship fund in In memory Tom Kotlowski;$361 from Level Up Fit- ship; $500 from McGlynn Pharmacy for Education of the Stoughton Area School of the new Poverty Task Force Commit-
munication update, and Norse Star Spot- of Robert Christen; coats, hats, mittens, ness (Christine Kotlowski);$300 from Scholarship; a Martin Alto Sax valued at District was called to order Monday, Feb- tee; next meeting will be held on April
light on learning presentation provided and boots for safety and comfort of stu- Susan Sez(Amy Kahl);$100 from Brian & approximately $1,250 and a Gemeinhardt ruary 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Admin- 3, 2017. Donna Tarpinian reported on
in January 2017; Winter Break will be dents from LakeView Church valued at Amy Kahl;$100 from Mark & Angie Halv- Silver Flute valued at approximately $250 istrative and Educational Services Center the several policies with revisions to be
12/23/2016 through 1/2/2017. Dr. Onsager $350; and, related budget adjustments erson;$100 from Fuller Excavating (Nan- from Susan Showers; and, related budget Board Room by President, Scott Dirks. brought to the next board meeting, March
has been awarded a Distinguished Con- for $5205.24; moved approval of an in- cy Craig, Brad, & Darcy);$100 from Eric adjustments for $8, 027.47; approve the BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Scott 20, 2017.
tributor award which he will accept on ternational field trip request for Stough- & Christine Benedict;$50 from Marilyn professional educator resignation of Tina Dirks, Yolibeth FitzGibbon, Joe Freye, DISCUSSION: Safety Committee Up-
behalf of the District at the FFA Alumni ton High School students to travel to Gardner ;$50 from Thor & Beth Ander- Hanson, Learning Strategist, Kegonsa El- Sara Rabe, Brett Schumacher, Allison date - Erica Pickett, Cal Merath, Erin Con-
State Conference, February 4, 2017. Portugal & Spain departing in July 2018; son ;$50 from Stoughton Hospital (Lau- ementary School, effective February 16, Sorg, Donna Tarpinian and Nicole Wi- rad, Dan Holzhuter, Brian Shimon & Chief
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was and moved approval of the Dane County ra McDonald Mays) ;$50 from Jill & Nick 2017 pending receipt of $1,000 for liqui- essinger. Excused: Bev Fergus. Leck gave a safety presentation that
made by Bev Fergus, seconded by Nicole School to Work 66.0301 Contract for the McHone;$50 from Kathy Lyons;$50 from dated damages and, approves a field trip LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: State Bud- focused on the ALICE (Alert Lockdown
Wiessinger, and carried unanimously 2016-17 school year. Philip & Melissa Jones;$45 from Chris & request for River Bluff students to travel get - Donna Tarpinian reported on the Inform Counter Evacuate) training for 17-
to approve: December 5, 2016 Regular DISCUSSION: April Eddy;$40 from Darin & Cheryl Tes- to Concordia Language Village in Bemi- letters sent to legislators regarding lo- 18 school year implementation. Cameras
Board Meeting minutes; December 1, A. Wood Communications Group sier;$30 from Jessica Hartman;$25 from dji, MN from May 5-7, 2017. cal control of school start dates, state linked between school buildings and the
2016 to January 10, 2017 check register Update - Lynn Wood from Wood Com- Mike & Teresa Lankey;$20 from Amy Her- COMMITTEE REPORTS: None. budget timeline, and encouraged board police department was also discussed.
and Pcard statement; We would like to munications Group gave a presentation mes;$20 from Colleen Bradley;$20 from DISCUSSION: members to attend the upcoming event 2017-2018 Staffing - Dr. Onsager re-
say thank you to the following individ- updating the schoolboard on the prog- Randy & Elise McLaury;$10 from Cynthia A. Applied Population Lab Presen- - WASB 2017 Day at the Capitol, March viewed the recommended additions and
uals and groups and move approval of ress by the Educator Compensation Liddle); and related budget adjustments tation - Sarah Kemp, UW- Madison Re- 15, 2017 @ The Monona Terrace & State reductions to 2017-18 staffing as follows:
their donations to the District: $1,650 Committee. totaling $ 52,605.24; and approval of pro- searcher, Sarah Kemp, Researcher from Capitol Building. Increases - 1.0 Educator-5th Grade, Sand-
from Sandhill Working for Kids for water B. Code Violation Presentation - Mel fessional educator retirements for Patty the Applied Population Laboratory at PUBLIC COMMENT: A River Bluff hill (increased enrollment at grade level);
fountain conversions at Sandhill; $1,000 Dow, Athletics/Activities Supervisor, Droessler and Howard Roloff at the end UW-Madison, gave a District Enrollment student provided a public comment on 1.0 Educator-Learning Strategist, River
from SHS Band Boosters for SHS 2016 gave an informative presentation about of the 2016-17 school year. Projections presentation. District enroll- the importance of CPR/First Aid training Bluff (increased enrollment at grade lev-
field show production music; $1,000 the Student Code of Conduct and how it COMMITTEE REPORTS: WASB Con- ment numbers continue to decline. for all teaching staff. el); 1.0 Educator - Learning Strategist,
from Stoughton Viking Wrestling Club works. vention Recap - Dr. Onsager, Scott Dirks, B. Social Media Task Force Update/ DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR RE- Sandhill (restructure to provide stronger
for exercise equipment in the SHS fitness C. Budget Adjustments (Revisions/ Donna Tarpinian, and Yolibeth FitzGib- Recommendations - The Social Media PORT: Dr. Tim Onsager reported on the student support & staff collaboration);
center; $210 from Kegonsa Working for Transfers) - Erica Pickett, Director of bon shared information learned at the Task Force gave a report along with rec- work completed by the Compensation 1.0 Educator-Learning Strategist, Kegon-
Kids for Kegonsa student All-State Choir Business Services, talked with the board sessions they attended at the recent 2017 ommendations. Board members asked Committee (Full board presentation sa (restructure to provide stronger stu-
registration fees; $37.78 from The Kula about potentially adding budget transfers WI Education Conference at The Wiscon- many questions. scheduled for March 20, 2017), clarified dent support & staff collaboration); 1.0
Foundation(Red Robin) for SHS students to the board consent agenda on a regular sin Center, Milwaukee, WI. The general C. Strategic Planning Update - Save the number of technology devices at Educator-Learning Strategist, Fox Prairie
in need; and, related budget adjustments basis, possibly monthly. speaker at the convention, Liz Murray, the Date April 8, 2017: Dr. Onsager gave the buildings, described the processes (restructure to provide stronger student
for $3,897.78;and approve a River Bluff D. Poverty Task Force - President gave an inspiring presentation. Scott an update on the Strategic Planning and procedures that are in place for the support & staff collaboration); & 1.0 Ed-
Field Trip Request for 7th grade students Dirks and the BOE discussed the cre- Dirks encouraged all Board members to event scheduled for Saturday, April 8, district water supply, and provided in- ucator-Speech & Language, River Bluff
to travel to Trees for Tomorrow. ation of a poverty task force that would attend at least one day of the convention 2017. Board members were asked to formation regarding several upcoming (increased IEP minutes for speech & lan-
COMMITTEE REPORTS: None. focus on how best to meet the needs in the future. send any participant names that should meetings: Joint Facilities/Policy meet- guage services); total increase 6.0 FTE in
DISCUSSION: of our economically disadvantaged stu- DISCUSSION: be invited to the event. ing-topic to be pesticides/herbicides/turf the amount of $450,000. Decreases - 1.0
A. Policy 206.00 Purchasing - Policy dents. A. 2015-2016 Audit Update - Brian DISCUSSION/ACTION: management on 2/28, Policy meeting on Educator- Kindergarten, Fox Prairie (de-
Committee Chair Donna Tarpinian re- DISCUSSION/ACTION: Mechanic (Reilly, Penner, and Benton) A. Policy 1014.00 Locker Room/Des- 2/28 following the joint meeting, and the creased enrollment at grade level); .4
viewed the revisions to the Purchasing A. Policy 206.00 Purchasing - A mo- Brian Mechanic, of Reilly, Penner, and ignated Dressing Area/Restroom Privacy strategic planning event A Community FTE Educator-Art, High School (declining
policy for members. This item will be tion was made by Tarpinian, seconded Benton, gave the annual audit report; our - A motion was made by Donna Tarpinian, Conversation-Preparing our Students for enrollment); .5 Educator-Social Studies,
placed on the next regular board meeting by Schumacher, and carried on roll call District received an unqualified opinion, seconded by Sara Rabe, and carried on a the Future on Saturday, 4/8/17. High School (declining enrollment); .5
agenda for board action. vote (Schumacher, Fergus, Sorg, Tarpin- the highest we can receive. roll call vote (Schumacher, Fergus, Sorg, CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was Educator-English, High School (declining
B. Policy 207.00 Activity Funds - Pol- ian, Freye, Wiessinger, Rabe, FitzGib- B. 2016 Innovation Grant Presenta- Tarpinian, Freye, Wiessinger, Rabe, Fitz- made by Allison Sorg, seconded by enrollment); 2.0 Educational Assistants,
icy Committee Chair Donna Tarpinian re- bon, &Dirks) to approve the revisions to tions - Due to scheduling conflicts, the Gibbon, & Dirks) to approve the revisions Joe Freye, and carried unanimously to Kegonsa (students transitioning to River
viewed the revisions to the Activity Fund 206.00 Purchasing policy as presented. Innovation Grants presentation was not to Policy 1014 Locker Room/Designated approve the February 6, 2017 regular Bluff & change in service delivery); and
policy for members. This item will be B. Policy 207.00 Activity Funds - A available this evening. Dressing meeting minutes; approve the February 1.0 Educator-Behavior Specialist, Riv-
placed on the next regular board meeting motion was made by Tarpinian, second- C. 48 Acres Update - Judy Single- Area/Restroom Privacy as present- 2 through March 7, 2017 check register er Bluff (unfilled in 16-17, reallocated to
agenda for board action. ed by Fergus, and carried on roll call vote tary provided an update on the 48 acres ed. and Pcard transaction report as present- speech & language); total decrease 5.40
C. Policy 208.00 Student Sales of (Rabe, Schumacher, Wiessinger, Tarpin- of land that was donated to our district B. Bus Lease Resolution - Resolu- ed; We would like to say thank you to the FTE in the amount of $339,000. These
Merchandise & Advertising - Policy Com- ian, Sorg, Fergus, FitzGibbon, Freye, & several years ago located in the Town tion Authorizing the Acquisition of Equip- following individuals and groups and increases/reductions result in a net in-
mittee Chair Donna Tarpinian reviewed Dirks) to approve the revisions to 207.00 of Dunkirk just outside of the city limits. ment, the Execution and Delivery of a move approval of their donations to the crease of .60 FTE equaling $111,000. This
the revisions to the Student Sales of Mer- Activity Funds policy as presented. Judy presented some options to consid- Lease Purchase Agreement and Related District:$1,000 from Sandhill Working for item will be placed on the March 20, 2017
chandise & Advertising policy for mem- C. Policy 208.00 Fundraising (for- er as far as treating noxious weeds grow- Instruments, and Determining Other Mat- Kids for document cameras for Art and agenda for board action.
bers. This item will be placed on the next merly known as Student Sales of Mer- ing on the property and potential use for ters in Connection Therewith - 2 buses. Music; $1,000 from the American Legion DISCUSSION/ACTION: 2017-2018
regular board meeting agenda for board chandise & Advertising) - A motion the land. Committee work continues for A motion was made by Brett Schum- Post 59 for the American Legion Scholar- School Calendar - A motion was made
action. was made by Tarpinian, seconded by determining long-range vision for this acher, seconded by Bev Fergus, and car- ship fund;$489 from the Stoughton High by Allison Sorg, seconded by Donna
D. Policy 209.00 Asset Management Wiessinger, and carried on roll call vote parcel. ried on a roll call vote (FitzGibbon, Rabe, School Music Boosters for music and Tarpinian, and carried unanimously to
& Disposal - Policy Committee Chair Don- (FitzGibbon, Wiessinger, Tarpinian, Fr- D. Policy 1014.00 Locker Room/Des- Fergus, Schumacher, Wiessinger, Freye, supplies;$50 from Alliant Energy-Mating approve the 207-2018 school calendar as
na Tarpinian reviewed the revisions to eye, Sorg, Schumacher, Rabe, Fergus, & ignated Dressing Area/Restroom Privacy Sorg, Tarpinian, & Dirks) to approve the Donation Program for SHS band supplies presented.
the Asset Management & Disposal policy Dirks) to approve the revisions to 208.00 - Policy Committee Chair, Donna Tar- resolution as follows: RESOLUTION and classroom materials; backpacks and FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Regular
for members. This item will be placed on Fundraising Policy (formerly known as pinian reviewed the revisions to Policy AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF school supplies for students in need Board meetings - March 20 & April 3 (6:15
the next regular board meeting agenda Student Sales of Merchandise & Adver- 1014.00 Locker Room/Designated Dress- EQUIPMENT, THE EXECUTION AND DE- from Marilyn Skerpan valued at approx- pm @ Fox Prairie Elementary Building
for board action. tising) as presented. ing Area/Restroom Privacy. The Policy LIVERY OF A LEASE PURCHASE AGREE- imately $700;and, related donation bud- Tour & 7:00 pm Regular Board Meeting
E. Policy 210.00 Fraud Prevention & D. Policy 209.00 Asset Management Committee has reviewed the revisions MENT AND RELATED INSTRUMENTS, get adjustments for $2,548.00; approved @ Fox Prairie Elementary School); Fa-
Reporting - Policy Committee Chair Don- & Disposal - A motion was made by Tar- and recommends approval. These policy AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN professional educator retirement of cilities Committee meeting - May 16; Fi-
na Tarpinian reviewed the revisions to pinian, seconded by FitzGibbon, and car- revisions will be placed on the February CONNECTION THEREWITH. WHEREAS, JoAnn Gerke at the end of the 2016-2017 nance Committee meetings - March 20
the Fraud Prevention & Reporting policy ried on roll call vote (Schumacher, Fer- 6, 2017 agenda for final review and Board the Stoughton Area School District (the school year; approved a trip request for and April 17.
for members. This item will be placed on gus, Sorg, Tarpinian, Freye, Wiessinger, action. Lessee) presently wishes to acquire the Stoughton High School Quiz Bowl A motion was made by Joe Freye,
the next regular board meeting agenda Rabe, FitzGibbon, &Dirks) to approve the DISCUSSION/ACTION: two school buses (the Equipment) from team to travel to the National Quiz Bowl seconded by Yolibeth FitzGibbon, and
for board action. revisions to 209.00 Asset Management & 2017-2018 Open Enrollment Seats McFarland State Bank (the Lessor) by Tournament on May 26-28, 2017 in Atlan- carried unanimously to adjourn at 8:15
F. Policy 211.00 Vendor Suspension Disposal policy as presented. Available - A motion was made by Don- lease purchase agreement over a term of ta, Georgia; and approved of budget revi- p.m.
& Debarment - Policy Committee Chair E. Policy 210.00 Fraud Prevention na Tarpinian, seconded by Bev Fergus, five years under the terms of the propos- sions for Funds 10 & 27 for the addition __________________________________
Donna Tarpinian reviewed Vendor Sus- & Reporting - A motion was made by and carried unanimously by voice vote al of the Lessor dated January 18, 2017, a of the Technology 2D/3D Engineering Bev Fergus, Clerk
pension & Debarment policy for mem- Tarpinian, seconded by Fergus, and car- to approve the 2017-18 District wide open copy of which has been available for re- Grant in the amount of $7,000 and Dane Published: April 6, 2017
bers and recommended that there be no ried on roll call vote (Rabe, Schumach- enrollment seats as presented. view by the governing body of Lessee pri- County School to Work Consortium Re- WNAXLP
changes made to this policy; reviewed er, Wiessinger, Tarpinian, Sorg, Fergus, District Regular Education Spaces or to this meeting (the Proposal); and imbursement of $10,430; and to increase
date will be added. FitzGibbon, Freye, & Dirks) to approve Available for 17-18: 4K 36 spaces avail- WHEREAS, the Equipment is essential IDEA Preschool and Flow Through Grant ***
DISCUSSION/ACTION: None. no changes to 210.00 Fraud Prevention able; 5K 45 spaces available; 1st 45 for the Lessee to perform its governmen- budgets to cover additional costs for
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: & Reporting policy adding the reviewed spaces available; 2nd 44 spaces avail- tal functions. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT professional development, equipment ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Regular Board Meetings: January date of January 10, 2017 for reference. A able; 3rd 34 spaces available; 4th 63 RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY required by a students IEP, and materi- SUBSTATION STRUCTURE
9, 2017 (6:15pm Stoughton High School second motion was made by President spaces available; 5th 7 spaces avail- OF LESSEE AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. It als and supplies to support occupational AND MATERIALS
Building Tour; 7:00 pm Regular Board Dirks, seconded by Sorg, to amend the able; 6th 14 spaces available; 7th 9 is hereby found and determined that the and physical therapists. Move to approve
Meeting @ Stoughton High School); first motion to reopen discussion of the spaces available; 8th 10 spaces avail- acquisition of the Equipment under the building reclassifications based upon STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN
Policy Committee Meeting - January 9, policy as there were policy changes (Tar- able; 9th 71 spaces available; 10th 37 terms and conditions presented to this changing needs, and other related bud- PROJECT NO. S11-16D
2017 @ Stoughton High School Multi pinian & Fergus approved). A third mo- spaces available; 11th 51 spaces avail- meeting and incorporated in the Proposal get adjustments totaling $23,654 SPECIFICATION NO. 3020,
Purpose Room; and Finance Committee tion was made by Tarpinian, seconded able; 12th 30 spaces available. Total are in the best interests of Lessee. Sec- COMMITTEE REPORTS: None.
meeting- January 23, 2017 by Fergus, and unanimously carried on District Wide Regular Education Spaces tion 2. The acquisition of the Equipment DISCUSSION: 2017-2018 School VOLUME XLI
A motion was made by Freye, sec- Calendar - Allison Sorg reported on the Stoughton Utilities will receive
roll call vote (FitzGibbon, Rabe, Fergus, available 496. under the terms set forth in the Proposal sealed bids for Substation Structure and
onded by Fergus, and carried unani- Schumacher, Wiessinger, Freye, Sorg, District Special Education Spaces of the Lessor are approved. The Direc- recommendations from the Calendar
mously to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. Committee for the proposed 2017-2018 Materials. Bids will be received at the of-
Tarpinian, & Dirks) to approve the revi- Available for 17-18: EC 0 spaces avail- tor of Business Services of Lessee (the fice of Forster Engineering, 550 N. Burr
__________________________________ sions to 210.00 Fraud Prevention & Re- able; 4K 0 spaces available; 5K 1 Representative) and the School Board school calendar. This was the boards
Bev Fergus, Clerk porting as presented. space available; 1st 3 spaces available; President (the President), or either first reading. Oak Ave, Oregon, WI
Published: April 6, 2017 DISCUSSION/ACTION: None. 53575 until 1:00 p.m. local time on
F. Policy 211.00 Vendor Suspension 2nd - 1 space available; 3rd 1 space of them, shall be and each herby is au- the 13th day of April, 2017, at which time
WNAXLP & Debarment - A motion was made by available; 4th 0 spaces available; 5th 0 thorized to execute, acknowledge and FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Regular
Board meetings - March 6 (6:15 pm Keg- all bids will be publicly opened and read
Tarpinian, seconded by Schumacher, and spaces available; 6th 0 spaces avail- deliver the agreement, schedules and aloud.
*** carried on roll call vote (FitzGibbon, Wi- able; 7th 0 spaces available; 8th 0 related forms (the Agreement) provid- onsa Elementary Building Tour & 7:00 pm
Regular Board Meeting @ Kegonsa Ele- The bids shall be addressed to:
BOARD OF EDUCATION essinger, Tarpinian, Freye, Sorg, Schum- spaces available; 9th 1 space available; ing for the acquisition of the Equipment Forster Engineering, 550 North Burr Oak
acher, Rabe, Fergus, &Dirks) to make no 10th 1 space available; 11th 0 spac- from the Lessor under the terms of the mentary School) & March 20; Joint Facili-
STOUGHTON AREA changes to 211.00 Vendor Suspension & es available; 12th 0 spaces available. Proposal, and to include such changes, ties/Policy Committee meeting: February Ave, Oregon, WI 53575
SCHOOL DISTRICT 28 - 5:30 pm; Policy Committee meeting: And shall be marked: Sealed Bid,
Debarment policy adding the reviewed (Speech and Language services are at insertions and omissions thereto, as Submitted by (bidders name), Substa-
REGULAR MEETING date of January 10, 2017 for reference. capacity). Total District Wide Special Ed- shall be approved by the Representative February 28 6:30 pm & March 6 (5:00
pm at Kegonsa Elementary School); Fa- tion Materials, Specification 3020, Vol-
JANUARY 9, 2017 FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Regular ucation Spaces available 8. and/or the President executing the same, ume XLI
Board Meetings - January 23, 2017& Feb- FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Regular the execution and delivery of the Agree- cilities Committee meeting: May 16; Fi-
A regular meeting of the Board of nance Committee meeting: February 20, The work shall include furnishing
Education of the Stoughton Area School ruary 6, 2017 (6:15 pm Sandhill Elementa- Board Meetings - February 6, 2017 (6:15 ment and/or such schedules and related and delivering of a substation structure
ry School Building Tour; 7:00 pm Regular pm Sandhill Elementary School Building forms being conclusive evidence of such March 20, & April 17.
District was called to order Monday, Jan- A motion was made by Joe Freye, and materials package for the Stoughton
uary 9, 2017, at 7:12 p.m. in the Multipur- Board meeting at Sandhill Elementary Tour; 7:00 pm Regular Board meeting at approval. Section 3. The Representative West Substation.
School); Policy Committee Meeting - Feb- Sandhill Elementary School) & February and the President, or either of them, here- seconded by Yolibeth FitzGibbon, and
pose Room at Stoughton High School, carried unanimously to adjourn at 7:30 Bidding documents may be exam-
600 Lincoln Ave, Stoughton, WI by Presi- ruary 6, 2017; Finance Committee meet- 20 Regular Board meeting at AESC; Poli- by is, authorized and directed to execute ined at or obtained from the office of the
ing - January 23, 2017; Facilities Commit- cy Committee Meeting - February 6, 2017 and deliver any and all papers, instru- p.m.
dent, Scott Dirks. consulting Engineer. The nonrefundable
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Scott tee meeting - January 10, 2017 (5:00 pm Sandhill Elementary - IMC); Fi- ments, opinions, certificates, affidavits _______________________________
fee for these documents will be $20 (for
A motion was made by Freye, sec- nance Committee meeting - January 23, and other documents and to do or cause ___________________________________
Dirks, Bev Fergus, Yolibeth FitzGibbon, an electronic copy) and/or $50 (for a
Joe Freye, Sara Rabe, Brett Schumacher, onded by FitzGibbon, and carried unan- 2017; Staff Appreciation Event - January to be done any and all other acts and Bev Fergus, Clerk
printed copy).
imously to adjourn at 9:32p.m. 28 things necessary or proper for carrying Published: April 6, 2017
Allison Sorg, Donna Tarpinian, and Ni- WNAXLP Forster Electrical Engineering, Inc.,
cole Wiessinger. __________________________________ A motion was made by Freye, sec- out this resolution and the Agreement. 550 N. Burr Oak Avenue, Oregon, Wis-
SPOTLIGHT ON LEARNING: Norse Bev Fergus, Clerk onded by Sorg, and carried unanimously Section 4. Pursuant to Section 265(b) of consin 53575, 608.835.9009
Published: April 6, 2017 to adjourn at 8:42 p.m. the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as ***
Star staff members, Isabelle Genter (Ed- No bid will be accepted unless ac-
itor in Chief), Serene Pellett (Assistant WNAXLP __________________________________ amended (the Code), Lessee hereby BOARD OF EDUCATION companied by a certified check or bid
Bev Fergus, Clerk specifically designates the Agreement bond of at least five percent (5%) of the
Editor in
*** Published: April 6, 2017 as a qualified tax-exempt obligation STOUGHTON AREA
Chief), and Garrett Kluever (News SCHOOL DISTRICT bid amount, payable to the Owner. If the
Editor) along with Laura Streyle, Stough- BOARD OF EDUCATION WNAXLP for purposes of Section 265(b) (3) of the successful bidder
ton High School Language Arts teacher, Code. Section 5. This Resolution shall be REGULAR MEETING fails to execute and file the contract
STOUGHTON AREA *** effective immediately upon its approval
gave an in-depth presentation of the
SCHOOL DISTRICT and adoption. The undersigned certifies MARCH 6, 2017 (and any required payment or perfor-
Norse Star sharing the history, staff BOARD OF EDUCATION A regular meeting of the Board of mance bonds or assurances) the amount
member involvement, and the process/ REGULAR MEETING that the above resolution was approved of the check or bid bond shall be forfeited
STOUGHTON AREA and adopted by the School Board of the Education of the Stoughton Area School
work involved in producing each issue. JANUARY 23, 2017 District was called to order Monday, to the Owner as liquidated damages.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: WASB Res- SCHOOL DISTRICT Stoughton Area School District at its
March 6, 2017, at 6:45 p.m. in the LMC at Stoughton Utilities reserves the
A regular meeting of the Board of meeting held on February 6, 2017, and
olution - Donna Tarpinian reported that Education of the Stoughton Area School REGULAR MEETING further that such resolution has not been Kegonsa Elementary School, 1400 Ver- right to reject any and all bids, to waive
she would be attending the 2017 Wis- District was called to order Monday, Jan- FEBRUARY 6, 2017 non St., by President, Scott Dirks. irregularities and informalities there in
consin State Education Conference in repealed or amended and remains in full and to award the contract in the best in-
uary 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Admin- A regular meeting of the Board of force and effect. BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Scott
Milwaukee, January 17-20, 2017 and will istrative and Educational Services Center Education of the Stoughton Area School Dirks, Yolibeth FitzGibbon, Joe Freye, terest of the Utility.
take part in the delegate assembly at the CONTEMPLATED EXECUTIVE SES- Published: March 30 and April 6, 2017
Board Room by President, Scott Dirks. District was called to order Monday, SION - Exemption Wis. Stat. 19.85 (1) Sara Rabe, Brett Schumacher, Allison
conference; more information will be BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Scott February 6, 2017, at p.m. in the Cafeto- Sorg, Donna Tarpinian and Nicole Wi- WNAXLP
shared at the next meeting following the (c) to discuss District Administrator
Dirks, Bev Fergus, Yolibeth FitzGibbon, rium/Stage Ares at Sandhill Elementary evaluation. President Dirks stated a need essinger. Excused: Bev Fergus.
Convention. Also included in Tarpinians Joe Freye, Sara Rabe, Brett Schumacher, School, 1920 Lincoln Ave., by President, LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Donna Tar- ***
report: Governor Scott Walkers State of for executive session citing Wis. Stat.
Allison Sorg, Donna Tarpinian, and Ni- Scott Dirks. 19.85 (1)(c) to discuss District Adminis- pinian reviewed several assembly bills
the State report on January 11 and a re- cole Wiessinger. BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Scott and answered questions from board
cent CESA 2 letter. trator evaluation. A motion was made by
SPOTLIGHT ON LEARNING: Isabelle Dirks, Bev Fergus, Yolibeth FitzGibbon, Joe Freye , seconded by Yolibeth FitzGib- members.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None. Genter gave an informative Stoughton Joe Freye, Sara Rabe, Brett Schumacher, PUBLIC COMMENT: Jonathon
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR RE- bon , and carried unanimously on a roll
High School Senate report. Allison Sorg, Donna Tarpinian, and Ni- Coughlin, 1117 Hamilton St. #205, clari-

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PORT: Dr. Onsager thanked the great call vote (Rabe, Schumacher, Wiessing-
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Donna Tar- cole Wiessinger. er, Tarpinian, Sorg, Fergus, FitzGibbon, fying his recent school board candidate
Norse Star staff for their presentation and pinian updated the Board regarding; LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Local Con- response published in the Courier Hub.

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hard work. The building tour earlier that Freye, & Dirks) to move into executive
upcoming Budget Bill from Governor trol of School Start Date - Donna Tarpin- session at 8:55 p.m. The Board will re- DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR RE-
evening revealed great things happen- Walker, information regarding the State ian gave a legislative news update which PORT: Dr. Onsager thanked Ms. Conrad
ing at SHS and he thanked SHS staff and convene in open session.
Superintendent candidates, and provid- included WASB information regarding President Dirks called an executive and staff for the Kegonsa building tour
students. Dr. Onsager also reported on a
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recent Hub article, the upcoming Facili- WI Education Conference, 1/18/2017 - PUBLIC COMMENT: Nick Lowe changes being made in the building
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uary 10, 2017, and invited BOE members Monday, February 6, 2017 at 9:05 p.m.
kee, WI. Edgerton, WI, presented Dr. Onsager in the Multipurpose Room at Sandhill achievements of the High School wres-
to attend the Staff Appreciation event on PUBLIC COMMENT: None. with the WI FFA Alumni Distinguished tling team, girls basketball team, and
Elementary School. Present: Dirks, Tar-
January 28, 2017.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR RE- Contributor Award from the 2017 State pinian, Fergus, Sorg, Schumacher, Fitz- boys basketball team this year. Future
board presentations will include a tech-
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made by Bev Fergus, seconded by Joe Gibbon, Freye, Rabe, Wiessinger. Mem-
invitation to Board members to attend DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR RE- bers discussed District Administrator nology report (chrome books for 6-12th
Freye, and carried unanimously to: ap- the Staff Appreciation Event on Janu- PORT: Dr. Onsager thanked the FFA grade), Building Bridges program (possi-
prove the December 19, 2016 regular
meeting minutes; approve the 12-15-16
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We would like to say thank you to the fol- March 6, 2017 (6:15 pm Kegonsa; Ele-
on February 2. A special preview of the Counselor week - Feb. 6-10, 2017, up- mentary School Building Tour; 7:00 pm made by Allison Sorg, seconded by Ni-
lowing individuals and groups and move PBS program will be shown at the Opera coming School Board Candidate forums, cole Wiessinger and carried unanimously
approval of their donations to the Dis- Regular Board meeting at Kegonsa Ele-
House on January 31 at 7:00 pm. and the Pops Concert. ALICE training in- mentary School); Joint Facilities/Policy on a voice vote to approve the February
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RDA: Historic value at RDA-owned Highway Trailer building in question


Continued from page 1 public workshops, there its plans before voting to responses, Becker said. its master developer if the Thats a lot of subsi-
was little interest expressed demolish the building. Chicago-based Tanesay council requires the build- dized housing in one area
Because the RDA owns in saving the Highway Swadley noted the RDAs Development, which the ing to be part of the rede- of the city, he said. Were
the building, the councils Trailer building, he told March 8 meeting agenda RDA chose as the projects velopment. there any studies to see if
authority to block the dem- the council. Most con- didnt have anything listed master developer, was the The RDA has planned a thats feasible?
olition has been questioned. sidered it blight, and the about the Highway Trailer only one to respond directly four-day design charrette He suggested the council
But Becker later told the neighbors want the whole building, and he suggested to the RFP, Becker added. to begin April 30, but it should discuss its afford-
Hub the RDA is going to area cleaned up. the 2009 Railroad Corridor Two other developers will not take place without able housing policy before
do whatever the council Supporters of the dem- Neighborhood Plan might Gorman and Company, and a master developer, Becker accepting a proposal to
asks. olition moratorium argued need to be updated. He also Movin Out selected a said. build more of it.
He added the RDA con- the community values its suggested additional study specific site in the overall Ald. Regina Hirsch Becker responded that
siders the Highway Trail- history and historic struc- about its potential effects. redevelopment area to work (D-3), a member of the Movin Out has conducted
er building a liability tures, and charged the RDA Suggestions of slowing on. RDA, accused Tanesay of market studies and has a
because it blocks a view of hadnt consulted the public the process down prompt- Gorman proposed rede- playing games by not waiting list for Elven Sted.
the river and redevelopment before deciding to demolish ed an exasperated response ve l o p i n g t h e H i g h w a y wanting to participate in They are confident they
area from Main Street, and the building. from Becker. Trailer building into a the charrette if the Highway can do the second phase for
because the master develop- Members of the RDA You need to start gener- 59-unit apartment building. Trailer building remains. 50 units and open full, he
er has said he wont partic- said theyd been working ating TIF, he said. Weve Movin Out, which suc- The developer is already said, adding that Gormans
ipate in the design charrette to acquire properties in got a master developer, cessfully redeveloped showing his hand at how plan would add 50 units of
if the building remains in the redevelopment area for and weve got everything vacant land along the riv- easy he is to work with us, subsidized housing as well.
place. years and had held several teed up to go. And to take er owned by Stoughton she said. That puts up a Swadley noted the
When the RDA sent out public-information meet- actions like a demolition Trailers in 2010-11, asked red flag for me. He nev- Stoughton Area School Dis-
a request for proposals last ings, where community moratorium or to ask for the city to acquire another er mentioned it before (in trict has been struggling
year searching for a mas- members talked about their more studies, were going Stoughton Trailers building meetings with the RDA) with declining enrollment
ter developer, a map of the desires for the area. The to lose what weve got and on Eighth Street and sell it and now hes playing these for years, and hopes rede-
redevelopment area includ- Highway Trailer building then well have to start over. to the developer, who would games? How many more velopment would bring
ed in the RFPs did not show was not included in the It jeopardizes the TIF, build a two-story apartment games will he play through- families with young chil-
the Highway Trailer build- redevelopment maps or and well have to find a new building with 50 units. out this development? dren to town.
ing because it was not part plans, Becker said. master developer. Becker explained the Becker disagreed. He charged its too late to
of a preferred develop- Ald. Michael Engelberger Gorman proposal would He didnt even know get answers because you
ment plan the council had (D-2) and council president Other options a risk compete with the housing there was a Highway Trail- already accepted Movin
approved in 2009 as part of Tim Swadley (D-1) said The RDA last year sent that Tanesay plans to build er building on that site, he Outs plan.
a Railroad Corridor Neigh- they were disappointed the an RFP to 144 developers and would block a sight line said. Becker said thats not
borhood Plan, Becker said. RDA hadnt communicated in Wisconsin and northern of the river and redevelop- Hirsch said Gorman had c o r r e c t : T h e s e a r e n t
Throughout all of the more with the council about Illinois, and received three ment area from Rotary Park indicated it would be will- plans; theyre just propos-
and Main Street. ing to serve as a master als. We still need to develop
He also pointed out that developer on the project, the plans, and thats what
Gorman would rely on his- and she noted the Movin the design charrette is all
toric tax credits provided by Out would need TIF assis- about to help prepare the
the state and federal gov- tance to make its plan work. master plan for this area.
ernments, which are cur- Truehl suggested the
rently threatened with being Questioning details council not lose sight of the
reduced, as well as low-in- Some alders questioned larger redevelopment proj-
come housing tax credits. aspects of the project, ect. He said Movin Outs
The RDA views it as a including whether the proj- proposal could be a sepa-
risk moving forward with ect would be marketable, rate discussion that we can
Gorman, he said. whether low-income hous- revisit.
Becker also presented an ing puts extra strain on city But for the design char-
analysis of tax-increment services and how the devel- rette to move forward, the
financing that would be opment might affect the Highway Trailer building
generated by the projects. school district. has to come down, he said.
He estimated that Tanesay Engelberger expressed Whats at stake is that we
and Movin Out would gen- concern about having too have a master develop-
erate $6.6 million more in many low-income hous- er that the RDA believes
TIF revenue than Gorman ing units in a prime real has the experience and can
would with a different mas- estate area along the river, in fact pull off the kind of
ter developer. noting that Elven Sted a development that the com-
He said while demoli- 36-unit housing complex munitys been looking for
tion of the Highway Trail- just east of the redevelop- for years.
er building is not immi- ment site already provides Contact Bill Livick at bill.
nent, the RDA would lose low-income housing. livick@wcinet.com

Theres no time to waste


when a rate like this comes
around. Alder suggests saving different building
WITH A SUMMIT CERTIFICATE: Ald. Greg Jenson (D-3), who voted for
the demolition moratorium two weeks ago,
hopes of working in the factory.
Jenson thinks that architecturally, its
introduced an alternative last week to saving much more interesting than the Highway
You earn one of the highest interest rates in our area the Highway Trailer building. Trailer building and that it could have a host
He said preserving the Highway Trail- of uses if it were restored, including a com-
Your deposits are insured for at least $250,000 er building is not as important as a smaller munity center or a year-round farmers mar-
building, located closer to the river, that has ket.
Theres no penalty for funds withdrawn to use toward a more historical value. I dont think it would be that hard to
Summit mortgage (non-IRA Certificates only) If any building is going to be saved, he redesign or save that building, Jenson said.
said, thats the one I want saved. If the developers not willing to work with
Plus, get a 0.10% RATE BUMP** when you open your Jenson wasnt sure what year it was built that, I would be very disappointed.
Certificate as an IRA but thought was before the turn of the last Engelberger agreed with Jenson, and said
century, and may have been a blacksmith he hopes the developer would incorporate a
Theres no more waiting for a rate worth waiting for. shop, a foundry or a wagon making compa- historical design theme for the entire area.
ny owned by T.G. Mandt. Jenson told the Hub he would ask the
So why wait? In the late 1800s, Mandts Wagon Works
was Stoughtons major industry, attract-
council to reconsider its demolition morato-
rium at its next meeting, Tuesday, April 11.
ing Norwegian immigrants to the area with Bill Livick
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