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City of Stoughton

Landmark decision will wait

Public response opposes to preserve historic buildings. Its a bad decision to do commission then discussed the issue and
The century-old building on East South unanimously voted to table it until such
Highway Trailer designation Street is a key property in the citys 12-acre anything with that building time as the city has a redevelopment plan
riverfront redevelopment area and has been except tear it down. for the site.
BILL LIVICK the subject of much debate over the past Sixteen people spoke during the public
Unified Newspaper Group six months. hearing and two emails were also read and
At question is whether to save the build- Don Wahlin, Stoughton Trailers owner entered into the record. Only two support-
The Landmarks Commission respond- ing, which has been vacant for 20 years ed designating the 100,000-square-foot
ed to public comments Thursday, Aug. 10, and now presents a threat to public safety, could have recommended the designation building a Local Landmark, while most of
postponing a proposal to recommend the or demolish it to make way for redevelop- to the Common Council, which two weeks the rest strongly opposed the idea.
city designate the Highway Trailer build- ment. ago went on record in support of the nom- Its a bad decision to do anything with
ing a Local Landmark. The commission met to consider a nom- ination. that building except tear it down, said
The commissions decision came as a ination to make the building on a Local Instead, commissioners listened to com- Don Wahlin, owner of Stoughton Trailers,
surprise to many, considering its charge is Landmark, which would prevent its demo- ments during a public hearing that over-
lition until at least 2018. The commission whelmingly opposed the nomination. The Turn to Trailer/Page 3

Stoughton Area School District

Pay rate stalemate

SASD compensation the committee working on
the issue or focus instead on
committee cant adjusting the existing plan.
The board did not reach
reach consensus a consensus over how the
committee should proceed,
LAUREN THILL although they asked the
Hub correspondent committee to bring back
more information on the
After nearly two years of specifics of their discussion
work, a committee tasked to to better direct the boards
come up with a new teacher recommendation.
compensation plan for the The compensation com-
Stoughton Area School Dis- mittee will meet again
trict has reached a stand- Thursday, Aug. 24. Dirks
still. told the Hub Tuesday he
School board president plans to put teacher com-
Scott Dirks told the board pensation back on the
Monday night the Com- boards agenda for its next
pensation Committee has meeting, Aug 28.
been unable to reach a T h e b o a r d ex p r e s s e d
consensus on how to pro- confusion about why the
ceed. Now, it will be up to
the board whether to keep Turn to Pay/Page 10

Diana Cutshall and Debbie Beckwith, sisters, gear up for the Virtual Dementia Tour. The group of siblings participated in
Photo by Amber Levenhagen
City of Stoughton

Council approves sale

the tour to learn more about what their mother is experiencing in the early stages of Alzheimers.

This must be so difficult of former Marathon site

Azura virtual tour gives a sense of what dementia feels like
AMBER LEVENHAGEN The tour led groups of
four at a time into a room
symptoms of aging and
dementia, including los-
Tammy Pence, director
of community relations at
Developer plans 8 The citys Redevelop-
Unified Newspaper Group
in the basement of St. ing control of senses and Azura, led around 40 peo- housing units on ment Authority bought the
Azura Memory Care, an Anns Church. Participants arthritis. ple through the VDTs July half-acre parcel on the cor-
assisted living and nurs- placed pieces of sharp Participants were then 25 and 27, and Aug. 3, and half-acre lot ner of West Main Street and
ing home in Stoughton, plastic in their shoes, guided into the room and said the demand for partic- Prairie Street more than
invited people to simulate wore over-sized gloves g ive n s eve r a l t a s k s t o ipation continues to grow. BILL LIVICK five years ago, along with a
the experience of living with fingers sewn togeth- accomplish. One major When I witness a Unified Newspaper Group neighboring smaller lot that
with Alzheimers or oth- er, headphones that played challenge, other than lim- grown man wipe tears out used to have a single-family
er forms of dementia by static noise and glasses ited vision and mobili- of his eyes and say This The former Marathon gas home on it.
participating in a Virtual that blurred and darkened ty, was that static noise must be so difficult for my station could be the site of The RDA has invested
Dementia Tour (VDT). vision. blocked out most of the new housing soon, after the more than $300,000 in the
These all simulated directions that were given. Turn to Dementia/Page 12 Common Council approved
its sale on Aug. 8 to a local Turn to Marathon/Page 3

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AMBER LEVENHAGEN It is so great to see how this commu-
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Clubs Stuff the Bus fundraiser raised each of these events that make you want
more than $5,000 in cash and school to do it again where people go up and
supplies that will help support the above what you might expect to help
Stoughton Area School District during those in need.
the coming school year. McFarland State Bank held a week-
The Stuff the Bus fundraiser, held long fundraiser that helped contribute
Aug. 12, asked residents to donate mon- to the total amount of money raised, and
ey and school supplies to fill the school other businesses, including Blackhawk
bus that was parked at Wal-Mart. Credit Union, Stoughton Lumber Yard,
Around 80 hours of volunteer work Thrivent Financial and Wal-Mart, also
from 22 different club members helped donated.
coordinate and run the event, which took The bus was delivered to the Stough-
place at Walgreens and Wal-Mart on Sat- ton Area School District administration
urday. building Monday. The supplies will be
Mike Niedfeldt, event coordinator and distributed across the district to help
Stoughton Lions Club president, told the support classrooms and students in need.
Hub he was thankful for the volunteer
support, specifically two who showed up Contact Amber Levenhagen at amber.
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Town of Rutland Marathon: Construction
Gravel pit reopening causes a stir must be complete by 2018
Continued from page 1
Unified Newspaper Group Rutland in brief property, city officials
said, and is selling it for
$72,000 to developer Todd timeline
A recently reopened gravel pit on Center Road in Rut- Sealcoating complete Nelson. He plans to build 2000: Speedway
land has caused some questions and concerns among resi- two fourplexes at the site.
dents about the increased volume of truck traffic. The town last month approved a lowest bid contract of purchases property,
$70,492 from Scott Construction for sealcoating Sunrise The sale was scheduled operates as Marathon
Town Chair Mark Porter said the town is exploring its to close Friday, Aug. 11.
options to regulate the pits operations. Road, Bass Lake Court, a portion of Old Stage Road and 2005: Station closes
Flint Road. The project is now completed. RDA chair Peter Sveum
The pit had not been operating since around 2000, but explained the RDA had April 2010: RDA makes
recently reopened to accept clean fill from nearby con- Flooding concerns been trying to sell the prop- $169,000 offer on site
struction. Porter said the owner, Kevin Hahn, has been erty for five years and went
cooperative with town residents. Town Chair Mark Porter told the Hub that based on October 2010: RDA
advice from the town attorney, the town cannot assist prop- through three commercial purchases property from
However, hes running a business and with that comes brokers. He said the sale
a lot of traffic, Porter said. erty owners with the flooding earlier this year on Truman ABP Properties, LLC, of
Street. Several houses on the street had flooding issues. isnt going to recoup the Kenosha
The topic was on the agenda for the Aug. 15 town meet- citys expenses, but the
ing. He said the attorney advised the board the town may November 2010: Gas
not perform work on private property unless there is a effort succeeded in remov-
ing a blighted property from station building demol-
Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De direct benefit to the town. ished, cleanup helped by
The property owners will be advised that theyll need to Main Street that will be
Laruelle at replaced by eight new hous- $30,000 EPA grant
take action on their own to fix the drainage issues, he said.
ing units. August 2011: RDA
We did accomplish get- meets with developers
ting that corner cleaned up, about plans, but they
Sveum told the council. never happen
Trailer: Opponents to landmark designation cite city finances
Ald. Scott Truehl (Dist.
4), whos also an RDA September 2012: City
member, added that it will purchases Prairie Street
Continued from page 1 next year, at a cost of at redevelopment plan this Whatever the city decides also bring in tax revenue. property
least $8 million. year. to do with the building, He urged his council col- May 2013: Prairie Street
which sold the building to I honestly dont feel the The RDA voted in March its going to be expensive. leagues to approve the sale. houses demolished us-
the city in 2010. city can afford to restore to demolish the building to A recent report estimated This isnt a win finan- ing $45,000 state grant
Ald. Mike Engelberger the Highway Trailer build- clear the site for redevel- the building shell could be cially, but Im happy to get August 2017: Marathon
(D-2) was the only person ing, he said. Its blocking opment. A week later, the restored at a cost of $2 mil- this property back on the site sold to Todd Nelson
to ask the commission to an opportunity that could council blocked the demo- lion to $2.5 million and put tax rolls, he said.
recommend designating the be a nice project that will lition. The council reversed the cost of demolition at $1 The property is in the
building a landmark. He benefit Stoughton for many its vote in April and decid- million to $1.2 million. downtown tax-increment outside the box a bit. I just
said Stoughton is known years to come. ed instead to save a small- Using that shell-to-house financing district and will dont like the return on
for valuing its history and Another resident, Bob er structure, known as the apartments was a key ele- generate revenue for the investment.
that the Highway Trailer Diebel, urged the commis- blacksmith shop. Then in ment of the Gorman propos- district once the buildings The RDAs sale contract
building is an important sion not to recommend the July, the council changed al, which called for develop- are completed. The district with Nelson stipulates he
part of the citys past. building become a Local its mind and again voted to ing 59 dwelling units in the must close within three must complete construction
He noted the RDA had a Landmark because it could support preserving the entire building. The RDA passed years. by the end of 2018.
developer interested in pre- undermine the entire river- complex. on the proposal earlier this While the RDA owns the Theres a clause that
serving the Highway Trail- front redevelopment. The councils shifting year in favor of develop- property, state law requires if nothing happens after a
er building when it looked The best way to make positions caused a design er Elven Steds proposal to any property it wants to year, we can take the prop-
for a master developer last sure that a successful riv- exercise with the community build apartments on Eighth sell be subject to council erty back, Truehl noted.
fall. erside redevelopment to be postponed from May Street in an abandoned approval. One of the conditions
The developer (Gorman does not happen is for this until July, and the uncer- building owned by Stough- Nelson intends to build in the purchase agreement
and Company) wanted to building to be preserved, tainty led the RDAs chosen ton Trailers. two fourplexes at the site says the project shall have
do this building at no cost he said. master developer, Tanesay, The council seems more but has not yet submitted an assessed value of at least
to the city, he said. Ald. Greg Jenson (D-3) to withdraw from the project interested in the Gorman building plans. He previ- $800,000, but city attorney
After listening to the asked why a building that the same week. proposal, and last Tuesday, ously told the RDA the Matt Dregne said theres
public, commission chair has been vacant for two The RDA purchased the Aug. 8, it directed RDA buildings would be similar nothing guaranteeing the
Peggy Veregin said while decades and not main- Highway Trailer building chair Peter Sveum to contact in appearance to Livsreise, condition.
she believes the building is tained since the city pur- from Stoughton Trailers for Gorman to find out whether the nearby Norwegian her- Sveum told the council
eligible to become a Local chased it five years ago is $150,000 in 2012. At the the developer would still be itage center. the RDA wanted a person-
Landmark, it seems to me suddenly being considered time, Engelberger was one interested in restoring the Ald. Dennis Kittleson al guarantee on the value
the most important thing is for landmark protection. of the alders Mayor Donna building. (D-1) dissented on the 9-1 his project would generate,
to get the redevelopment It seems to be political, Olson cited as instrumental The following day, Sveum vote. He argued the city but Nelson wouldnt do it,
project back on track. he observed. in encouraging the acqui- got in touch with Gorman is selling this for 25-cents Sveum said.
This building is sucking Jenson asked the com- sition, arguing it would be representative Nicole Sol- on the dollar, and suggest- Its a little loose, he
the energy out of what we mission to be careful in good for economic develop- heim and reported Gor- ed the site would be better said of the estimated proj-
should be doing finding making this decision and ment. mans interest is dependent used for a public park. ect value, but its the best
a developer and getting the not to put a roadblock Designating the building on whether the state budget We have a clean slate we could do.
redevelopment going, she before the council. He a Local Landmark would includes funding for the there, and we have no pub-
added. This should be a noted that not only is it prevent it from being demol- states historic preservation lic restrooms downtown, Contact Bill Livick at bill.
community project. I think holding up redevelopment, ished for at least 10 months tax credit program. he said. We should think
the city needs to step back, theres also an urgent safe- and would require the Rede- They will be interested
take a breath, and let the ty issue that led the city to velopment Authority and in revisiting their propos-
RDA do its job. close off two blocks of East city to attempt to restore al after the state budget has STOUGHTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Blocking an South Street last month. the building, commissioner passed, he told the Hub. ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION
It is either going to Alan Hedstrom explained FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND STAFF
opportunity cause us to abandon the at the Aug. 10 Landmarks Contact Bill Livick at bill.
August 2017
(riverfront redevelopment) meeting.
Some opponents of des- project completely, or it is To Whom It May Concern:
ignating the building a going to force us to spend Federal legislation requires that employees and building occupants

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Letters to the editor

Kangaroo event was irresponsible

This is in regards to the their natural habitat, with people
Stoughton Pick n Save store, crowding them. This is not in the
which held an event with the best interest of the animals.
Timbavati Wildlife Park on Sat- Im ashamed at Pick n Save
urday, August 5. for condoning this event or any
The Wildlife Park brought similar events. I urge the grocer
live kangaroos to the store for to stop hosting these type of
people to hold and take pictures events, and urge Timbavati Wild-
with. This is extremely irrespon- life Park to stop exploiting these
sible, as these kangaroos are animals for money.
purely being used as a means Ashle Crowe
for profit. These animals were City of Appleton
under extreme duress, outside of

Remove the Highway Trailer building

On Thursday, Aug. 10, I and families who can reinvest in
attended my first ever public our community and have chil-
service committee meeting, the dren in the school district. We
Landmarks Commission meet- need a beautiful riverfront that
ing. will attract visitors who will like-
Im glad I did I was so ly head to our beautiful down-
happy and proud of all of the town, stay for dinner and maybe Community Voices

Apparently, Im now
comments that were shared even plan their next trip back.
during the public hearing on We need them to spread the word
the Highway Trailer Building. I of all Stoughton has to offer and
have lived in Stoughton nearly kill the notion that were just a
my whole life. I moved here as a po-dunk town with nothing going
child in 1986 and have lived here on except pig wrestling.

ason of a beach town

since, choosing with my husband Please those of you making
(a true lifelong resident) to raise the decisions in this city that will
our family here. Ive been so dis- impact us for decades to come
appointed in our citys leadership please do the right thing.
in the handling of this building Tear down this building, beg
yet thankful for the council
members who have remained
level headed and fiscally respon-
sible on this matter.
the developer to come back and
move forward with the plan to
redevelop our riverfront. Thank
W hen I received an email
at work titled Best
Beach Towns to Live
In, I was curious. So I opened it
to see if any of the cool beaches
bottom five were all from New
York. But even last-place Shir-
ley, N.Y., on Long Island, had an
official Shirley Beach. It was on
Bellport Bay, a pretty big body
their whistles when that hap-
pened, too.
Anyway, I had to find out what
made a beach town, and Wal-
letHubs criteria was reasonable
Our city needs growth we Jennifer Hanson
need more young professionals City of Stoughton Ive been to in California, Flor- of water. in a way. It factored housing
ida and South Carolina were on Now, I havent lived in my costs, share of for-sale water-
the list. beloved hometown since 1984, front homes and quality of beach
The top two were Naples and but I dont think they have water. I guess Stoughton could
Key West, Fla. upgraded the beach at Lake rank high in those categories.
Dang it, Kegonsa. Or LaFollette Beach Whats more interesting,
I thought. and its awesome seaweed. though, were the general items
I never got Sometimes you could walk out the towns were measured by, and
sunburned on 100 yards or more from its tiny thats where Stoughton earned
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Vol. 136, No. 4 either of those beach and the water would still its No. 18 spot. They were:
USPS No. 1049-0655 beaches. (I only be waist-deep. affordability, weather, safety,
Periodical Postage Paid, Stoughton, WI and additional offices. am a proud, The Stoughton Municipal Pool economy, education and health
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e-mail: 3. Eden Prairie, Minn.; No. 4. their whistles when that hap- to tell my brother, Jeff, and me
Circulation customer service: (800) 355-1892 Traverse City, Mich. pened. about that. When were Tom Geez. I think the beach time By the time I was 10 or so, my Sawyer-like kids, our quality
This newspaper is printed on recycled paper.
up there only runs from July 4 to friends and I were sliding down of life couldnt have been bet-
Aug. 4. But I did have my wallet this huge slide on our knees ter than when wed sneak out
General Manager Circulation stolen once while staying out of anddiving off the bottom of it. and go skinny-dipping from the
Lee Borkowski Carolyn Schultz the sun at a Minnesota beach. Wed do unplanned belly flops famous Bass Lake beach. I then started scanning the off the diving board across the
Sales Manager News Top 30. Most were in warmer pool, where the water was much Jim Swenson is a senior
Jim Ferolie climates. But Duluth was No. colder. We even swam under- reporter/copy editor at the Tele-
Kathy Neumeister 12 and 15- 18 were all Northern water, out past the kiddie slide, graph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa.
communities, including Stough- and tried to stand up in the slimy His 35-year career began at the
Advertising Sports ton at No. 18. mud to see if we could get close Courier Hub.
Catherine Stang Jeremy Jones What? to the turtles. Thats out of 227 towns. The The lifeguards always blew
Classifieds Assistant Editor
Diane Beaman Scott Girard
Inside Sales Reporters

Highway Trailer building is not worth preserving

Samantha Christian, Bill Livick,
Monica Morgan Anthony Iozzo, Amber Levenhagen,
Scott De Laruelle, Helu Wang
The letter from James Danky interested in investing in this places or businesses. Even open
Unified Newspaper Group, a division of regarding preservation of High- building (except a few alders space would be better than this
Woodward Communications,Inc. way Trailer building was spot on. with public money) and the hulking mess.
A dynamic, employee-owned media company There are few buildings worth building has no distinctive char- Gary Birch
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Oregon Observer Verona Press August 17, 2017 Stoughton Courier Hub 5 August 17-20, 2017
Angell Park, Sun Prairie
Land purchase approved Includes: Parade on Thursday; carnival,
Car Show Friday, family entertainment stage,
craft fair, petting zoo, beer shelter, bands Friday
& Saturday, food and vendor booths, kid-
City buys 55 acres on the city bought in 2013 as
a site for a future public
years ago, Hebert said.
The plan in 2013 was
would make a presentation to
the Common Council on the
Questions? die korner, midget auto racing Sunday.
Sweet Corn served Sat. & Sun.

southeast side works facility. to buy the land and then project, probably in Septem- (608) 837-4547 $7 per tote, $2.00 per single ear
Public works direc- purchase the house when ber. or Parking $5 (includes admission)
BILL LIVICK tor Brett Hebert told the the city was ready to move The final approvals for Admission: $1.00 Sat. & Sun. only
Unified Newspaper Group Hub his department would forward with its building, the new building will be
use about 10 acres of the and that time is now, he included in the 2018 budget,
The city has acquired 55 recently purchased land explained. he said. That would hap-
for composting and wood pen in late October or early
acres of land on southeast
storage, but its mostly for New facility update November, but everything
side, most of which will be
used for future development. future development. With questions about appears to be on track.
The Common Council He added that the 55 the adjacent land purchase, Officials have estimated
unanimously approved the acres the city bought Friday Hebert updated alders on a roughly $8 million cost
purchase of 55 acres for is unrelated to the proposed the new public works facili- to building the new public
$225,000 at its meeting last public works facility. The ty, explaining that its in the works facility, but that figure
Tuesday, and the city closed land just happens to be next design/development stage. could change significantly
the real-estate deal Friday. to where the new facility is Hebert said after archi- once building plans are sub-
At the corner of County expected to go up next year. tects and engineers at Angus- mitted.
Hwy. A and Collins Road, it The city is also in the pro- Young Associates complete
is adjacent to about 13 acres cess of acquiring a house on plans for the facility, he Contact Bill Livick at bill.
the property it bought four

K-9 swimming fundraiser Aug. 26

AMBER LEVENHAGEN hilarious, Lieutenant Dan requested for each dog.
Unified Newspaper Group Jenks told the Hub. From The fundraiser will sup-
Chihuahuas to Saint Ber- port the Stoughton Police If You Go
Puppies will take over nards, watching these dogs Department K-9 fund, spe-
What: Stoughton Police

Troll Beach, 401 Mandt run around in the water is cifically equipment, as vet-
Pwky., Saturday, Aug. 26, pretty cool. erinary care and food for Department Swim Fund-
for the third annual Stough- Stoughton Police Depart- canine Ole is already pro- raiser
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dog-swim fundraiser. and can koozies will also nesses. Saturday, Aug. 26
From 11a.m. to 4p.m., be for sale. Shirts are $15 For more information,
the beach will be open for
dogs to swim, play, exer-
for adult sizes and $10 for
children. Koozies will be
$2 or $3. Food and bever-
call the police department
at 873-3374.
Where: Troll Beach, 401
Mandt. Pkwy.
Info: 873-3374
Deer Creek
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Coming up Community calendar

Gazebo Musikk Agents at Century 21 Koshkonong Road. and IBD support group at Thursday, August 17
Stoughton will be collecting 1:45 p.m. - Leave for Kos- Stoughton Hospital will have 1-5 p.m., Personal Essentials Pantry, 343 E. Main St.,
The Lowdown will per- donations of coffee and tea hkonong Prairie Historical a guest speaker for the 5:30
form at the next Gazebo for both Stoughton food pan- Society Library and Museum p.m. special meeting Thurs- 3 p.m., Bluetooth and Wireless Direct Connections
Musikk series from 6-7:30 tries 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 1906 Cambridge School day, Aug. 24, at the hospital, class, senior center, 873-8585
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Aug. 18 and during Coffee (211 South Street, Cam- 900 Ridge St. 6-7:30 p.m., Gazebo Musikk presents The Lowdown,
the Rotary Park Gazebo, 324 Break festival Saturday, Aug. bridge). 3 p.m. - Leave for Heather A. Rogers King, Rotary Park, Rotary Park Gazebo, 401 E. Main St.,
S. Sixth St. Bring your lawn 19. Ground coffee and tea West Koshkonong Church DC, from Zelm Chirpractic,
chairs or blankets for the free (cans are preferred) will be (1911 Koshkonong Road). is a chiropractor who special- 7 p.m., R Olde House Society meeting, Stoughton
concert; beer and wine are collected at Wal-Mart and 5 p.m.- Travel back to izes in working with patients Utilities office, 600 S. Fourth St., rohstoughton@gmail.
permitted, but no glasses. Pick n Save. Donations will Stoughton for bingo and/or with Crohns disease. The com
Food and beverages will be also be accepted during busi- meet for dinner on the way support group is free and
for sale at the event. ness hours at the Stoughton home. intended for families and Friday, August 18
For information, visit Century 21 office, 1222 Hwy. For information, email individuals over 18 years of 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stoughton Farmers Market, Stough- 51. The goal is to help every age. Family members and ton Plaza, 1050 W. Main St.,
gazebomusikk. Stoughton resident enjoy cof- market
Medicare presentation caregivers are encouraged to
1 p.m., Classic movie Friday: Man with the Golden
Coffee Break fee for Coffee Break. attend.
Arm, senior center, 873-8585
For information, contact A presentation designed For information,
The 20th annual Coffee Dorann Bradford at dorann. to educate current and future call 873-7928 or visit
Break festival will be held at Saturday, August 19 Medicare beneficiaries will 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Stoughton Community Farm-
Mandt Park, 801 S. Fourth be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednes-
St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat- Afternoon trip day, Aug. 23, in the Bryant Diabetes workshop
ers Market, Forrest Street (North of Main St.), stough-
urday, Aug. 19.
The Sons of Norway Health Education Center Registration is open for a 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Coffee Break festival, Mandt Park,
The event is free to attend Mandt Lodge will offer A at Stoughton Hospital, 900 six-week workshop, Healthy
but a $6 tasting mug or a $15 801 S. Fourth St.,
Day on the Prairie afternoon Ridge St. Living with Diabetes, offered
collectors mug can be pur- trip starting at noon Satur- The presentation will go by Stoughton Hospital, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stoughton Historical Society Muse-
chased to sample coffee in day, Aug. 19, to the Kos- over the four parts of medi- Stoughton Area Senior Cen- um open, 324 S. Page St., 873-1943
the Brew-Off. Other events hkonong area to learn about care and teach how to nav- ter and Safe Communities at Noon to 5 p.m., Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge after-
include the bean spit contest, the churches, the museum igate through the various the hospital, 900 Ridge St. noon trip, meet at Mandt Lodge, arnesonfamily5@
Joe All Wheels car show, and the history of the immi- insurance options. It will The course runs from
Viking Booster Trek 5K Fun gration to that area. be presented by The Retire- 2:30- 5 p.m. on Tuesdays 6 p.m., Bingo (food available at 5 p.m.), Sons of Nor-
Run. There will also be a The updated schedule is as ment Classroom. To regis- beginning Aug. 29 and end- way-Mandt Lodge, 317 South Page St., 873-7209
pork roast and arts and crafts follows: ter for the free event, visit ing Oct. 3. Registration is
vendors. Monday, August 21
Noon- Leave Sons of Nor- required and is $20 per per- 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eclipse viewing, Rotary Park
For information, call the way Mandt Lodge for those For information, call 873- son for the series. The cost
Chamber of Commerce at Gazebo, 324 S. Sixth St.,
who want to caravan over or 2356. includes a book, instructions 7 p.m., Town of Dunkirk Board meeting, Town Hall,
873-7912 or visit the website who need a ride. and snacks. 12:15 p.m. - Meet at East Guest speaker To register, call 873-2356.
654 Cty. Road N (first and third Mondays of each
Food pantry collection Koshkonong Church, 454 E. The Chrons, Colitis
Tuesday, August 22
6:30 p.m., Adult book discussion: Kindred by Octa-
Bahai Faith Covenant Lutheran Church Seventh Day Baptist via Butler, library, 873-6281
For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911 1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-7494 Church of Albion Wednesday, August 23
or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 616 Albion Rd., Edgerton 1 p.m., Book discussion: Kindred by Octavia Butler, Stoughton study classes. Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship 561-7450 senior center, 873-8585
Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship
Bible Baptist Church Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10
5:30 p.m., Medicare presentation, Stoughton Hospi-
2095 Hwy. W, Utica Ezra Church Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath
tal, 900 Ridge St., 873-2356
873-7077 423-3033 515 E. Main St., Stoughton 834-9050
Thursday, August 24
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship Stoughton Baptist Church
Sunday:10 a.m. Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton 2:30-5 p.m., Chrons, Colitis and IBD support group
Christ Lutheran Church 873-6517 guest speaker, Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St.,
700 Hwy. B, Stoughton First Lutheran Church Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship;
873-9353 e-mail: 310 E. Washington, Stoughton 6 p.m. - Evening Service 6-7:30 p.m., Gazebo Musikk presents The Lower 5th,
Summer worship times: 873-7761 Rotary Park, Rotary Park Gazebo, 401 E. Main St.,
5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship St. Ann Catholic Church
323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton
Christ the King Community Fulton Church 873-6448 873-7633 Friday, August 25
Church 9209 Fulton St., Edgerton Weekday Mass: Nazareth House 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stoughton Farmers Market, Stough-
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 884-8512 and St. Anns Church ton Plaza, 1050 W. Main St., Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.; market
Coffee Fellowship: 9 a.m. Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Christian Assembly Church Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
10-11 a.m. Color and Conversation, senior center,
1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton 873-9106 Varsity (High Schoolers): 12-3 p.m. United Methodist of Stoughton 873-8585
Saturday: 6 p.m. worship; Sunday: 10 a.m. AWANA (age 2-middle school): 3-5 p.m. 525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton Saturday, August 26
Good Shepherd By The Lake 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Stoughton Community Farm- ers Market, Forrest Street (North of Main St.), stough-
The Church of Jesus Christ Lutheran Church Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service;
of Latter-day Saints 1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton
10 a.m. - Full Worship
825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton 873-5924 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stoughton Historical Society Muse-
877-0439 Missionaries 957-3930 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. West Koshkonong Lutheran Church um open, 324 S. Page St., 873-1943
Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school and Primary Adult Bible Study: 9:15-9:45 a.m. 1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stoughton Police Department
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship annual K9 Dog Swim fundraiser, Troll Beach, 401
Cooksville Lutheran Church LakeView Church Mandt Pkwy., 873-3374
11927 W. Church St., Evansville 2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton
Western Koshkonong
Pastor Karla Brekke Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship
Lutheran Church
Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School 2633 Church St., Cottage Grove
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship
11 a.m. Bible study Support groups
Diabetic Support Group Low Vision Support
6 p.m., second Monday, 1-2:30 p.m., third Thurs-
Stoughton Hospital, 628- day, senior center, 873-
How to Be a Better Lover 6500 8585
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one an- Dementia Caregivers Parkinsons Group
other, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or 2 p.m., second Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., fourth
insult with insult. 1 Peter 3:8-9 NIV
873-4590 senior center, 873-8585 Wednesday, senior center,
1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton To love others, you must first love yourself.This starts with Crohns/Colitis/IBD
Pete Gunderson accepting yourself,faults and all, and gently nourishing and taking Support Group Multiple Sclerosis Group
Mike Smits Dale Holzhuter care of yourself. Our primary responsibility is to take care of 5:30 p.m., third Wednes- 10-11:30 a.m., second
Martha Paton, Administrative Manager ourselves. A person whose mental or physical health is seriously day, Stoughton Hospital, Tuesday, senior center,

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happiness is also important, because with a sense of joy in our Grief Support Groups Anorexia and Bulimia Group
life,we have something worth giving to others, and indeed, others 2 p.m., third Wednesday, 6 p.m., first Thursday,
will be drawn to us. People are naturally drawn to happy healthy senior center, 873-8585 Stoughton Hospital, 628-
people. Besides being happy and healthy, we should strive to have 6500
an expansive heart that is filled with loving kindness and compas-
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Stoughton Home Talent Girls tennis

up for
Sports editor

Stoughton girls ten-

nis closed the gap to four
points through subsection-
als and sectionals last year
but once again fell shy of
Sun Prairie and the team
state tournament for the
second straight year.
If the Vikings wish to
remain among the favorites
in the Badger South Con-
ference on into sectionals,
the team is going to need
Photo by Jeremy Jones to replace its top singles
Stoughton first baseman Max Fuller dives for a pop up in the eighth inning Sunday against Jefferson. The visiting Blue Devils pulled within a run with three player and the teams top
runs in the inning before Fullers catch ended the inning and helped the Merchants preserve a 5-4 victory in the first round of the Southeast Section playoffs. two doubles teams all of
whom graduated.

Diving into the finals

Sarah Benoy (No. 1 sin-
gles) earned a top 10 seed
at the WIAA Division 1
individual state tournament
the past two season and
played here way to the final
eight as a senior. The win-
an army into battle in Westeros, he did fielders choice to score Medina in the
Stoughton still alive in ningest 1 singles player in
Night League as well
highlight a three-run first inning with
a two-run double and made a crucial
first. Nyhagen, who led the league in
home runs and won the section batting
Whats next school history, Benoy will
be hard to replace.
catch late to ice a win in the opening title, was quiet at the plate for the rest Kendra Halverson and
JEREMY JONES round of the Southeast Section play- of the day - only reaching base when The Merchants welcome Fort
Marissa Robson (No. 1
Sports editor offs. he was hit by a pitch in the bottom of Atkinson, the No. 1 seed from doubles) and Anna Nelson
Our dugout has always been pretty the third inning. the East Division of the South- and Sydney Johnson (No.
Perhaps the most entertaining part positive, Fuller said. We have such Jefferson scored once in the top east Section, to Stoughton for 2 doubles) also graduated,
of the Stoughton Home Talent team is a good lineup right now, everyone of the fourth inning, collecting four leaving the top two doubles
not the on-the-field performance that steps up to the plate pretty confident. It straight singles off Merchant starter
a 1p.m. sectional final game at
Norse Park. The winner advances spots wide open this sea-
led the Merchants within a game from almost brings you back down to Earth Ben Riffle to make it 3-1. son.
the Final Four following Sundays 5-4 when your teammates give you a little Stoughton called a timeout and Rif- on to the Final Four. Halverson and Robson
win over Jefferson but the barbs the crap. fle induced Thomas Schlesner to pop won two rounds at the state
squad hurls at umpires, opponents and Its just a big group of best friends. out to third baseman T.J. DiPrizio Everybody left here is a good tournament last season,
teammates with equal disregard. Its really easy to play loose. and struck out Kevin Krause. Riffle team. Nothing is easy. Nothing is while Nelson and Johnson
With jokes range from movie quotes Stoughton improved to 16-1 on the worked seven innings, allowing the guaranteed, manager Dale Sef- (No. 2 doubles) won their
from sports comedies like The Water- season with the victory and will face one earned run on seven hits and one fens said. bracket at sectionals and
boy to pop culture shows and even Fort Atkinson in the section final game walk. He struck out six. went on to take a round at
some original material mixed in, the Sunday, while Jefferson fell to 13-4 The Merchants got the run back and Stoughton beat the Generals state.
Merchants have kept each other loose with the loss. tacked on another, which proved to be 7-5 in late June. Lydia Brekken moves up
all season. Fuller followed Ryan Nyhagen and the go-ahead run, in the bottom of the from No. 2 to No. 1 singles
Sunday it was Max Fuller that was Dave Hanson to the plate in the first fourth inning. The Merchants are also left this season for the Vikings.
the butt of many of his teammates and pulled a double deep into the left Winder Fuentes doubled to left to in the Night League playoffs Senior Krissy Pohold
quips, telling the 6-foot, 4-inch beard- field gap on a belt-high fastball to lead things off and Medina walked went 16-10 last season at
ed first baseman he looked like a score both runners for an early 3-0 two outs later. Fuentes scored on a
and travel to Mount Horeb at
7:30 p.m. Thursday to play No. 4 singles and finished
Dothraki from the HBO series Game lead. wild pitch and Medina came home second a sectionals.
of Thrones. Lead-off hitter Irvin Medina scored for the game-winning run on a Jake Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff in the Kayla Rippe and
While Fuller wasnt riding a horse two runs and stole two bases in the quarterfinals.
east on the plains of Essos or leading first four innings, and Nyhagen hit a Turn to Merchants/Page 8 Turn to Tennis/Page 8

Girls golf
Three Viking letterwinners return to golf course
ANTHONY IOZZO Juniors Jenny Marshall and contribute on both varsity and
Assistant sports editor Ashley Nelson were both on junior varsity throughout the
junior varsity last season and season. She was the No. 3 golf-
The Stoughton High School will be competing for the No. 4 er in the season opener at Yaha-
girls golf program begins a and No. 5 spots. ra Hills Golf Course Friday.
new chapter this fall with a new The new starting five will Caylie Kotlowski also played
head coach and no returning need to replace graduates four Wisconsin Junior PGA
state qualifiers. Kelsey Taebel and Samantha meets this summer, including a
But the Vikings return three Zweck. Taebel was a state qual- sixth-place finish on July 17 at
starters from last season and ifier last season and finished Odana Hills Golf Course.
two girls from junior varsity to tied for 39th. Zweck was the We will be a hard-working
help lead the transition for Ste- No. 4 golfer and finished 39th team that competes every match
phen Stokes, who was the boys at sectionals. and gets better as the season
assistant coach last season. Genevieve Stout also graduat- goes on, Stokes said.
Juniors Bre Viken and Renee ed from the program after play- Viken was last years No. 2
Anderson and sophomore ing junior varsity last season. and finished tied for 19th at
Myranda Kotlowski all return Freshman Caylie Kotlows- sectionals out of 47 golfers, Photo submitted
after helping Stoughton finish ki is a newcomer to the team The returning letterwinners for the Stoughton High School girls golf team
sixth as a team at sectionals. this year and is expected to Turn to Golf/Page 8 (from left) are: Myranda Kotlowski, Bre Viken and Renee Anderson.
8 August 17, 2017 Stoughton Courier Hub

Golf: Stokes named new coach Girls tennis

Continued from page 8 sectionals.
Viken finished 14th at
the Badger South Confer-
and Anderson was the ence meet and helped the
Vikings finish fourth at Dane Co. invite
No. 3 and tied for 42nd Vikings take fourth as a Stoughton opened the 2017 Annika is a quick leaner I think having seen Sun to lose in a tiebreaker.
at sectionals. Myranda team. season Saturday, finishing who is going to be a real nice Prairie, we were probably Lydia Brekken rolled atop
Kotlowski was the No. 5 behind Sun Prairie, Madison player for us, Reischel said. the second best doubles team the singles lineup to start the
golfer and tied for 36th at Memorial and DeForest but Stacy Benoy and Ashley there which is encouraging to tournament against Madison
ahead of Badger South rival Fisher spend much of the see, Reischel said. Our dou- La Follette before losing to
Monona Grove by a point (or summer playing in local tour- bles team the past couple of Lats Sysouvanh a top 16
a point-and-a-half). naments, and it paid off as years have gotten a lot of balls finisher at state last year - and
Stoughton hopes to improve, Everyone won at least
one match and I thought we
played pretty well overall,
they beat Madison Memorial
in a third-set tiebreaker for
third place. Half of the Memo-
in play and have good around
the net, and thats coming, but
none of those teams probably
Ingrid Goldstrand of Madison
Lydia played well, getting
challenge in Badger South head coach Ryan Reischel
rial team went to state last
year, and Benoy and Fisher
returned sever as well as Stacy
and Ashley.
four or five games off Lats and
she was up 4-3 in the second
Freshman Annika Goetz were the only doubles team to Stoughtons No. 2 dou- set against a good player from
The Stoughton High School girls golf team will drew praise from Reischel take any games from Mono- bles team of Paige and Karlie Memorial but just couldnt
have its work cut out if it is going to challenge the in her first varsity action, na Groves Amanda Newman Halverson lost their second close things out, Reischel
top teams in the Badger South Conference. bouncing back from a first and Hailey Munz, who fin- match to Madison Memorial. said. Its an encouraging start
Defending Badger South champion Milton round loss to win her next two ished in the top eight at state The girls were down big in the to the season for her, though.
returns four of five players from its state-qualify- matches at No. 4 singles. year ago. second set, only to fight back
ing team from last year. Oregon returns four players
from its state-qualifying team, and Madison Edge-
wood gets three players back, including sophomore
state qualifier Grace Welch.
And Watertown, which took fifth in the Little 10
Conference in 2016, is now officially a part of the
Badger South, adding to the competition.
Head coach Stephen Stokes said that the Vikings
will need to overcome any adversity during the year
and hope it can challenge as a team in the tourna-
ment in October.
Milton is the favorite to once again win the con-
ference. Senior Mia Seeman tied for fourth at state
and is second in the 2017 Wisconsin Junior PGA
Player of the Year standings. Senior Holly Gunnink
(tied for 68th at state), junior Taylor Hakala (tied
for 22nd) and sophomore Claudia Seeman (tied for
53rd) also return.
The Red Hawks graduated Leah Foster (tied for
58th). Photo by Jeremy Jones
Oregon should compete again as well, but while Returning letterwinners for the Stoughton girls tennis team (from left) are: Katie Zacharias, Madison Shafer, Karlie Halver-
the Panthers return four starters, they will need to son, Stacy Benoy, Lydia Brekken, Ashley Fisher, Paige Halverson and Krissy Pohlod.
handle the loss of one of the best area players of last

Tennis: Girls look to continue recent tradition

year, Taylor McCorkle.
Taylor McCorkle, who now plays for Division I
North Dakota State, was the individual conference
champion and helped Oregon make state as a team Continued from page 7 on to earn a No. 9 seed at state Jessica Inman. Stoughton head coach Ryan
and finish eighth in Division 1. She tied for 11th where they played their way Molitor and Fox earned the Reischel said. Edgewood is
at state and was named the 2016 Wisconsin Junior to the quarterfinal round. No. 1 seed at state and only always tough and brought in a
PGA Player of the Year. freshman Annika Goetz will The Silver Eagles No. 2 lost six games in four match- freshman left-hander who will
Senior Andi McCorkle is one of the top returners play No. 3 and 4 singles, doubles team of senior Sara es on their way to the title. probably play No. 1 singles
for the Panthers. She was 32nd at state in 2016 and respectively. Paulson and sophomore Jewel Sango meanwhile, played her for them.
is 43rd in the Player of the Year standings. Junior Stacy Benoy and Ashley Lindwall also way to a third- Stoughton and conference
Sydney McKee is also a top returner. McKee was Fisher played No. 3 singles returns. place finish at newcomer Watertown hope to
42nd at state last year. and doubles last year but look
to make the move up to No. 1
Edgewood Whats next the Division contend with be MG and the
Juniors Ally Payne (tied for 43rd at state) and has won the 2 state meet, Crusaders.
Brooke McCallum (77th) also return. doubles this season. Stough- last eight Stoughton travels to while Inman Watertown returns two spe-
tons Paige and Karlie Halver- Badger South
Madison Edgewood brings back three of five
son opened the season at No. Palmer Park in Janesville fought into cial state qualifiers in senior
starters. Welch finished third in the Division 2 state titles, but the round of No. 1 singles player Ric-
meet last season and is the lone state qualifier back. 2 doubles. the two-time at 8a.m. Friday as part eight. ki Budewitz and half of the
The Crusaders, who tied for second in the con- Katie Zacharias and Emi- defending of the Lake Geneva Bad- Junior teams No. 1 doubles team in
ference and took fifth at sectionals, also bring back ly Erdahl opened the season D iv i s i o n 2 ger Sweet 16 tourna- Kinsey Kessel junior Jenna Koepp. Seniors
junior Corinna Smith (tied for 10th at sectionals) at No. 3 doubles, though state champi- ment. Where the Vikings and the Drake Celeste Bayer (No. 2 singles)
Reischel said that spot on Crusaders
and sophomore Anaka Leske (43rd).
remains up in the air. graduated a play on Saturday will be sisters, Grace
(senior) and
and Meghan Petroski (No. 4
singles) are also back as solid
That will be a matter of lot of talent determined by how they Lizzie (sopho- players.
finding the right combination coming of a fare on Friday. more) hope to We had a good run, finish-
this season, Reischel said.
Girls golf 19-0 season
which culmi-
lead the team
to a third state
ing second the last three years
in conference and sectionals,
Conference preview
Vikes finish 14th in opener
nated with a 7-0 victory over title. Other returning varsity Reischel said. While we may
Monona Grove could be Stevens Point Pacelli. players are Claire Stein and not be as top heavy as in the
the team to beat in the Bad- Ranked No. 1 in the state Julia Hess. past, losing someone like Sar-
ger South this season with coaches poll all year, the team Monona Grove is a good ah Benoy and Sydney John-
ANTHONY IOZZO sophomore Hailey Munz and graduated the state champi- team with good singles depth son, who was a top 16 doubles
Assistant sports editor senior Amanda Newman both on doubles team of Maddie and one of the best doubles player the past two years, but
returning. Rotating at No. 1 Molitor and Abby Fox and a teams in the state. It will be our goal is to finish up there
The Stoughton High singles through most of the pair of seeded individual state interesting to see what they close to where weve been in
School girls golf team trav- regular season the duo went qualifiers in Emma Sango and do with the singles lineup, the past.
eled to Yahara Hills Golf
Course Friday to open the
2017 season in the WPGA/
Madison Edgewood Invita-
Merchants: A win away from the Final Four
The Vikings finished 14th Continued from page 7 inside and he just yanked it. finally locked in and felt Stoughton 4,
as a team with a 368. Sperloen regrouped and got loose, Sperloen said. Get-
Junior Bre Viken finished Photo by Anthony Iozzo out of the jam as first baseman ting out of that inning, I Evansville 2 (8 inn.)
tied for 15th with an 81, and Freshman Caylie Kotlows- Wenzel single. Max Fuller laid out to make wasnt worried about losing A short-handed Merchants
freshman Caylie Kotlowski ki tees off on the 13th Jefferson came charging a catch on a short pop up by the game at that point. team beat Evansville 4-2
was tied for 53rd with a 93. hole Friday in the WPGA/ back with three runs off reliev- Thomas Schelsner. Sperloen sat the Blue Dev- Thursday to advance onto the
Sophomore Myranda Kot- Madison Edgewood er Erick Sperloen in the top of It was one of those in-be- ils down in order in the ninth, second round of the Night
lowski finished tied for 56th invite at Yahara Hills Golf the eighth, though. tween hits where I felt if I sat getting Esau Rameriz and League playoffs.
with a 94, and junior Renee Course. She finished with Left-hander Evan Anfang back and wait for the ball to Brian Klug to ground out to Alex Zacharias threw sev-
Anderson was tied for 73rd a 93. went with a pitch and drove come to me, its going to be a Stoughton corner infielders en innings, striking out 13.
with a 100. in through the left side of the really close play, Fuller said. Fuller and DiPrizio. He then He gave up three hits. Two of
Junior Jenny Marshall Stoughton infield to lead off Its always tough to make a got Dylan Ott to fly out to those came against the Jays
Stoughton Scramble Mon-
finished tied for 83rd with the eight. A potential double play with the pitcher covering Nyhagen in right field for the lead-off hitter, who stole mul-
day at Coachmans Golf
a 103, but her score didnt play ball by Patrick Cottrell first base, so I saw it up in the final out. tiple bases and scored both
count with the team score. turned into an error, putting air and I though the best play Ike Roth took the loss for runs for Evansville.
Miltons Taylor Haka- Oregon won the meet with a runner on first base before was if I could catch in middle Jefferson, being chased after Tanner Klitzke went 2-for-
la and Milwaukee Home- a 63, led by an eagle from Roby Schelsner hit a sharp air. 3 2/3 innings. He allowed four 3 with an RBI and Tyler Wil-
steads Speedy Kent both senior Andi McCorkle on single past third and Christian It was a huge out to squash earned runs on six hits and berg came up with a big sacri-
18. Stoughtons A team fin-
finished with 71s to tie for Ott launched a three-run shot any further momentum going two walks. Cottrell came out fice fly to score Hanson late in
ished second with a 64. Fort
first place. Milton won the over the 340 sign in left field. to Jefferson and meant the from behind the plate to fin- the game. DiPrizio had the big
meet with a 319. Atkinson was third with a It was a fastball inside and Blue Devils would send their ish the game and didnt allow two-out, two-strike hit in the
66. he just turned on it, Sperloen 8-9-1 hitters to the plate in the a run. He struck out two and bottom of the eighth inning to
Stoughton Scramble Stoughtons B team shot said. I probably should have ninth inning. didnt allow a hit. score the go-ahead run.
The Vikings hosted the a 78. gone outside but we came After that home run, I
Obituaries August 17, 2017 Stoughton Courier Hub 9
Michael J. Nordlie Snappers baseball team. Marlyn H. She was born at home Christina; and 16 great and devotion went above
Most of all Mike enjoyed on the farm on April 2, grandchildren, Nick, and beyond.
spending time with his Christianson 1924 to Albert and Tillie M i t c h , C o l i n , C a r t e r, Celebration of Marlyns
f a m i l y, e s p e c i a l l y h i s Anderson, the first of 7 Seth, Isaac, Eric, Isabelle, Life was held at 11a.m.
grandchildren and enjoyed siblings. Paisley, Michelle, Grant, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017,
t a k i n g t h e m t o D i s n ey On March 16, 1942 Austin, Aden, Alex, Ruby, at Cress Funeral Ser-
World several times. she married the love of and Rocky. She is sur- vice, 206 W. Prospect
He is survived by his her life, Oliver J. Chris- vived by 1 sister, Gladys St., Stoughton. Visitation
wife of 43 years, Jean; two tianson before he left for Roberts and sister in law will be from 10a.m. until
sons, Brian (Sarah) and 4 years of active duty in Dorothy Anderson and the time of services. She
Chad; five grandchildren, World War II. Together Many Nieces and Neph- will be laid to rest next to
Ty, Cheyenne, Brianne, they raised 6 children, ews. her husband at Highland
Jackson and Savannah; two LaVerne Christianson, She was preceded in Memory Gardens. Fol-
brothers, John (Mary) and Richard (Theresa) Chris- death by her husband; lowing the burial, family
Michael Nordlie Ken (Mary); many nieces, tianson, Helen Christian- parents; and siblings and and friends are invited a
nephews and cousins; and Marlyn Christianson
son, Debra (Alan) Wall, their spouses, Chester luncheon at the Stoughton
Michael J. Nordlie, age numerous friends. Mike Terri (Mark) Singkofer, (Connie), Harry (Wilma), American Legion Post 59.
65, passed away surround- was preceded in death by Marlyn Helen (Ander- and Lori (Oralia) Chris- Gerald, Arlene and Emil. Please share your mem-
ed by his family Wednes- his parents; father and son) Christianson, tianson. She had bragging Special thanks to the ories at cressfuneralser-
day, Aug. 9, 2017 at Agrace mother-in-law, Owen and beloved wife, mother, sis- rights to 12 of the most Agrace HospiceCare
after a five year battle with Eunice Veum; and many ter, and grandmother went beautiful grandchil- team, Dr. Agni and Naz- Cress Funeral Home
cancer. aunts, uncles and cousins. to rest Saturday Aug. 12, dren. Shannon, Aman- areth Home for their lov- 206 W. Prospect St.,
He was born in Stough- Funeral services were 2017 at home surrounded da, Amber, Cody, Lon- ing care for mom. Very Stoughton, WI 53589
ton on Oct. 18, 1951, the held on Tuesday, Aug. 15, by family. nie, Chris, Candi, Troy, special thanks to grand-
son of Raymond and Josie 2017, at Covenant Luther- Travis, Tina, Tera, and daughter Tera. Her love
Nordlie. an Church in Stoughton.
Mike graduated from Burial took place in Graves
Stoughton High School in Cemetery. A special thank
1969. On June 22, 1974 you to Agrace HospiceCare
he married Jean E. Veum. in Fitchburg, you were our Elizabeth Schultz 7, 1921 to Dr. Frederick she met. She was active 1991.
Together they loved trav- home away from home C. and Ada (Bjoin) Hen- in the Methodist Church, A memorial service
elling and going on road since April 2. derson. Stoughton Library board, will be held on Saturday,
trips. Please share your memo- She graduated from Blue Stocking and Entre Aug. 19, in the chapel at
Mike worked in the ries of Mike at CressFuner- Stoughton High School Nous clubs, and was Skaalen, 400 N. Morris
Stoughton area for over 40 with the Class of 1938 always ready for a game St., Stoughton. The fami-
years and retired in Janu- Cress Funeral Service and attained a bachelors of bridge. ly will greet visitors from
ary of 2015. Mike enjoyed 206 W. Prospect Street degree from Whitewater Liz is survived by 1-2p.m. with the service
attending Stoughton boys Stoughton, WI 53589 State Teachers College in daughters Ann Kirk and at 2p.m. Heartfelt thanks
and girls hockey games. He (608) 873-9244 1942. J a n e ( S t eve ) D u B o i s ; to the skilled and car-
was a big fan of the Beloit Liz met George Schul- grandsons Joshua Kirk, ing staff at Skaalen who
tz of Tomahawk, Wis. Samuel Kirk and Jason looked after Liz for six
at Whitewater and mar- Ries; step-granddaughter years. Yours is a diffi-
Kyle W. Monroe Doug (Sue) Skjolaas; eight ried him on May 31, Bekah DuBois and her cult job and you are tru-
cousins, Brandon, Cort- Elizabeth Schultz 1944 when he was home children Matthew and ly appreciated. In lieu of
ney, Jack and Anna Garcia, on leave from the Coast Anna; niece Sandra Ham- flowers, please spread the
James and Ben Amera and Lifelong Stoughton Guard. ilton; nephew Frederick kindness that exemplified
Mary and Andy Skjolaas; resident Elizabeth Liz She enjoyed being A. Henderson; and spe- Lizs life.
and numerous other rela- Schultz, 96, passed a h o m e m a ke r a n d t h e cial friends Alice, Eliz- Please share your
tives and friends. He was away on Aug. 11, 2017, many friends she made abeth and Cecily Long, memories of Elizabeth at
preceded in death by his at Skaalen Nursing and throughout her life. Like and Nancy Pearson. She
grandmother, Sandy Mon- Rehab Center. her heart, her door was was preceded in death by Cress Funeral Service
roe. Elizabeth Jane Hender- a lwa y s o p e n , a n d L i z her brother Dr. Frederick 206 W. Prospect Street
Funeral services will be son was born in the red found something inter- B. Henderson in 1973 and Stoughton, WI 53589
held at Gunderson Stough- brick house on W. Pros- esting about everyone her husband George in (608) 873-9244
ton funeral and cremation pect in Stoughton, on Feb.
care, 1358 Hwy. 51 North
Kyle Monroe at Jackson St., Stoughton,
at 11a.m. Friday, Aug. 18,
Kyle William Monroe, 2017. A lunch, celebrat-
age 25, of Beloit, lost his ing Kyles life, will follow Suzanne R. Nyhagen her home at the age of 90. children. Some of the best (Phil) Amundson, Ryan
struggle with heroin addic- Sue was born on Sep- times of Sues life were Nyhagen, and Zach Nyha-
the service at Rockdale tember 23, 1926, living spent Up North at their gen; great-grandchildren
tion Wednesday, Aug. 9, bar & grill, 222 Water St.,
2017, at his residence in her entire life within four resort Forest Primeval in Avery and Quinn Bahn-
Rockdale. Visitation was blocks of her birth home St. Germain, where many son; and numerous nieces
Beloit. held at the funeral home
He was born on Dec. 27, where she lived with her great friends and fami- and nephews.
from 4-7p.m. Thursday, parents, Tom and Edna, ly memories were made. A celebration of Sues
1991, in Neenah, the son of Aug. 17, 2017, and also
Deborah Skjolaas and Mar- and brother, Jim. Sue also had a deep love life will be held Saturday,
from 10a.m. until the time After completing her for dogs, having a dog as Aug. 26, from 4-7p.m.,
tin Monroe. of the service on Friday.
Kyle enjoyed working schooling in Stoughton, a companion her entire at the American Legion,
Kyles family would like Sue went on to nurs- life. None of her outfits 803 N. Page St., Stough-
with his friends/co-workers you to know that casual
at SSI Technology. ing school at St. Marys were complete without ton. In lieu of flowers,
dress is welcome. Online Hospital in Madison. dog hair. memorials in Sues name
Kyle is survived by his condolences may be made
parents; two brothers, Alex She spent many happy Sue is survived by her may be made to Dane
at years working as a nurse children: Maren (Tom) County Humane Society
and Cody Monroe; mater- Gunderson Stoughton
nal grandparents, Mer- Suzanne Nyhagen at the Nazareth House in Spangler, Gwenn Nyha- or Agrace Hospice & Pal-
Funeral & Cremation Care
le and Virginia Skjolaas; Stoughton. gen, Dee (Dave) Hanz, liative Care. Mange tusen
1358 Hwy. 51 North at Jackson St. Suzanne (Sue) Nyhagen Sue married Robert and Jay (Kris) Nyha- takk!
paternal grandfather, Jim (608) 873-4590 passed away peacefully Nyhagen on Oct. 9, 1948.
Monroe; two aunts, Diane gen; grandchildren Ben
on Sunday, Aug. 13, in Together, they raised four (Melissa) Bahnson, Erika
(Ronnie) Ansley and Dean-
na Skjolaas-Garcia; uncle,

Jonathan J. 2017. in the local pulls with his J o n s g e n e r o s i t y wa s pride in keeping his staff nephews, and extended
He was born on Nov. 15, truck. Jon adored his prin- known by all who knew engaged and going above family and friends.
Halverson 1964 in Madison to Jim and cess, Bailie, especially him. He was a huge sup- and beyond to help them Memorial services will
Sharon (Midthun) Halv- when he could watch her porter of local festivals and be successful. Jons lead- be held at 11a.m. Satur-
erson. Jon graduated from compete on the Stoughton events donating time, ership built a great team of day Aug. 19, 2017 at West
Stoughton High School in golf team and spend time materials and equipment. long-term employees that, Ko s h k o n o n g L u t h e r a n
1983. In 1991, Jon attend- just hanging out and chat- He enjoyed socializing more importantly, were his Church, 1911 Koshkonong
ed Utica Fest, and fell in ting. He was never without with his family, friends friends. Rd., Stoughton. Visitation
love at first sight. He mar- his best friend, Rachael, and employees at various Jon is survived by his will be held from 4-8p.m.
ried the love of his life, and they spent numerous festivals and at truck and loving wife Rachael; chil- Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at
Rachael Reese, on April hours at Jons shop, trav- tractor pulls throughout the dren Ben and Bailie; par- Cress Funeral Home, 206
24, 1993 in Stoughton. eling and creating special year. ents Jim and Sharon Halv- W. Prospect St., and from
Jon was a very loving m e m o r i e s t o g e t h e r. H e Jon started working in erson; brothers and sisters, 10a.m. until the time of
father to his son Ben, 22, cherished time with his the family business of Jim Jodi (Rocky) Baumer, of service on Saturday. Fol-
and daughter Bailie, 18. family and friends at the H a l ve r s o n Tr u c k i n g a t Evansville, Jeffrey Halv- lowing the service, family
Jonathan Halverson
He enjoyed attending truck cabin up North, making the age of 16. He went on erson, of Stoughton, Julie and friends are invited to a
pulls with Ben over the time for countless week- to build several success- Matson, of Stoughton, meal in the church fellow-
Jonathan J. Halverson, years, but recently stood as e n d s o f s n ow m o b i l i n g , ful businesses including: Joel Halverson, of Stough- ship hall.
age 52, passed away from a proud father on the side- boating, and cruising in Jon Halverson Trucking ton, Jenny (Todd) Hanson, Jon was able to provide
an accident on Aug. 13, lines as Ben participated his 1967 Ford Fairlane. I n c . , H a l ve r s o n L o g i s - of Oregon, Jay (Brenda) the gift of life through
He loved Ranger rides and tics Inc., Forever Sandfill Halverson, Stoughton; organ donation.
hanging out with his best and Limestone Inc., J&R In-laws Beverly Kenne- Please share your memo-
Celebrating 25 Years in Business! pal, goldendoodle Finley. H a l ve r s o n Fa r m s L L C , dy and Robert Paus, of ries at cressfuneralservice.
Jon was especially fond Albion Self Storage LLC, Lake Mills; sister-in-law com
WisConsin MonuMent & Vault Co. of family gatherings and and JHTI Shop LLC. Jon Carie (Doug) Nelson, of Cress Funeral Home

159 W. Main St. 873-5513 his moms home cooking, was a strong advocate for Cambridge, and Bridget 206 W. Prospect St.
Serving Stoughton since 1989. most notably her roasted his employees and own- Reese, of Lake Mills. He Stoughton, WI 53589
chicken. er-operators. He took great is also survived by nieces,
10 August 17, 2017 Stoughton Courier Hub

Pay: Board members split over whether to modify or scrap compensation plan
Continued from page 1 Staff are leaving the district

committee has been unable

because of the compensa-
tion plan, Sorg said.
Timeline About the plan
to come to a recommenda- B o a r d m e m b e r S t eve 2011: Act 10 passes
Jackson said stability and Before implementing the current plan, district super-
tion, and nobody who spoke May 2015: Teacher compensation plan passed by school intendent Tim Onsager said the district could no longer
was able to completely reducing teacher turnover
board, 7-2
clear it up. are a benefit to the commu- afford the former steps and lanes system of educator
nity. August 2015: Teachers receive their evaluations, some evaluation and compensation, by which teachers were
District superintendent
When we lose the teach- express concerns at board meetings
Tim Onsager told the board
ers, we lose a lot, Jackson automatically paid by education and tenure.
he did not attend the meet- September 2015: School board votes to send the plan
ings but it has been my said. Theres more to it back to a committee for improvement That was a pre-Act 10 system, set by collective bar-
understanding the differ- than just the fiscal part. gaining agreements.
August 2015: Compensation committee work at a stand-
ent ideas the committee had Modify or scrap? still, school board to decide next move
come up with were neither The career ladder system approved in May 2015 di-
feasible nor any better than Board members were vides educators into four color-coded groups, based part-
what the district had been split over which direction us from building a consen-
the compensation com-
plan would be an adequate ly on experience. Future raises are based on district-ap-
doing thus far. solution. He cited a survey sus? When we talk about proved professional learning.
The board approved the mittee should take. Some conducted several years ago this issue, we talk a lot in
current plan in May 2015 wanted to continue trying
to create a completely new
that revealed 70-80 percent the abstract on where the Teachers can move levels when they are evaluated
after more than a years of the districts staff were compensation committee under the states Educator Effectiveness system. Accord-
work from a committee compensation plan, while unhappy with the current is and that they might be
made up of Stoughton Edu- others thought they should compensation plan. stuck. But I wish we had ing to the district, an educator can move into a higher
cation Association mem- work on repairing the cur- Im trying to figure out the specifics in front of salary range if they demonstrate a set of characteristics
bers, district administrators rent system. how successful the com- us on what issues theyre and expectations for an educator in that level, including
and district-chosen teach- Dirks said because the mittee could be, going back stuck on, said Coughlin.
committees efforts had sharing effective educational practices, researching better
ers. It drew little attention to something that has that Theyve done work for a
at the time, but when teach- reached an impasse, there much disdain, Jackson year, there must be some- instructional methods and assuming leadership roles in
ers received information was no possibility of com- said. What lipstick are you thing that we can gather their schools.
that August on how they ing up with a new plan in going to put on that pig to that is constructive.
would rank in the new plan, the foreseeable future. make it look good? Board member Joe Freye
there was significant outcry We k n ow t h e r e a r e Board member Jon urged the teachers that were spoke of her disapproval as excluding the compensation
among educators. things that need to change, Coughlin said the board in attendance at the board a taxpayer and as a mother committee from the pro-
In response, the board Dirks said. The question doesnt yet have enough meeting to contact mem- of two students in the dis- cess.
voted in September 2015 is not what compensation information to decide bers with their opinions and trict. Onsager said there was a
to bring the matter back to plan does the board think which direction to go, and thoughts about the compen- Take care of your edu- misunderstanding that the
committee for further work. we should have or what it that having the specifics of sation plan before the next cators, Loftus said. That committee would not be
T h o u g h t h ey w e r e n t should look like, the ques- the committees agreements meeting. will make people stay. involved in the compensa-
agreed on how it should be tion is do we tell the (com- and disagreements would SHS Spanish teacher tion conversations moving
done, several board mem- pensation) committee to help the boards recommen-
Involving teachers Jonathan Daugherty urged forward. He said the point
bers emphasized that one stop trying to design a new dations to the committee. Three people spoke from board members to please of the boards recommenda-
way or another, the com- one, which after all this He requested the min- t h e a u d i e n c e , ex p r e s s - include teachers in the tion was not to take control
pensation plan needs to be time doesnt seem to be utes from the compensation ing concern that the board process. away from the committee.
changed to increase teacher getting anywhere or do committees meetings, or might take over the process Dirks clarified several I think what the com-
retention. we want them to focus on at least a summary of the and cut out the work of the times the Employee Rela- mittee needs is direction
Board member Allison repairing the plan weve got progress and conversations committee. tions Committee was not from the board saying This
Sorg called the turnover rate right now. the committee has had over Sandra Loftus worried proposing to take over the is what we want you to be
concerning, pointing out Jackson expressed doubt the past year. about the alarming rates work of deciding upon a focusing on, Onsager
the number of resignations. that modifying the current What issues are keeping of teacher turnover, and new compensation plan or said.

STATE OF WISCONSIN, tion as provided by law. Please forward the bids to: Town posed conditional use permit application map (Map 5-2) to reflect annexations and NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to
Section 3. Severability and Conflict. of Pleasant Springs, 2354 County Road by Goodwill, for an In-Vehicle Sales and changing the use of property located in Wis. Stat. 66.1001(4), in consideration
CIRCUIT COURT, If any section or part of this ordinance N, Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589, Attn: Service use (Drop Off Drive-through with Section 7 from agriculture to commer- of the above recitals that are expressly
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid Shadyside Drive Culvert Bids canopy) for Goodwill, 1780 US Highway cial. The proposed amended map was incorporated herein, the Common Coun-
CREDITORS (INFORMAL by a court of competent jurisdiction, the The Town of Pleasant Springs Town 51 & 138, Stoughton, WI. recommended for adoption by the Town cil of the City of Stoughton, Dane County,
remainder of this Ordinance shall not be Board reserves the right to reject any and The property is more formally de- of Rutland Plan Commission at their Wisconsin ordains as follows:
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE affected thereby. all bids, waive any informality in bidding scribed as: meeting on August 7, 2017. The Rutland 1. The Amended Comprehensive
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF The above and foregoing Ordinance or accept any bids which serves the best Parcel #281/0511-063-9802-2 Town Board adopted Resolution 2017-08- Plan, with the following modifications, is
EMIL G. ROBYN was duly adopted at a regular meeting of interest of the Town of Pleasant Springs. Legal Description: PRT LOT 1 01 as the first step toward adopting the adopted as an amendment to the Com-
Case No. 17PR512 the Town Board of the Town of Rutland TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGS CSM 5317 CS24/144&146-8/4/87 DE- proposed changes at their meeting on prehensive Plan pursuant to Wis. Stat.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: on August 8, 2017, by a vote of 4 ayes, 0 By: ____________________________ SCR AS SEC 6-5-11 PRT SE1/4SW1/4 August 8, 2017. This notice is submitted 66.1001.
1. An application for Informal Admin- nays, and 0 not voting. Maria Pili Hougan, Clerk/Treasurer COM SW COR SEC 6 TH ALG S SEC to satisfy the notification requirements of a. 116 S. Page Street must be shown
istration was filed. APPROVED: Published: August 17 and 24, 2017 LN N87DEG0014E 1830.42 FT TH s. 66.1001, Wisconsin Statutes. as multi-family residential on the existing
2. The decedent, with date of birth By: s/Mark Porter WNAXLP N02DEG0020W 71.72 FT TO POB SD The Town of Rutland has sched- land use map and future land use map.
February 2, 1926 and date of death July Mark Porter, Town Board Chair PT BEING THE SW COR LOT 1 CSM uled a public hearing on adoption of the b. Norse View Heights Preliminary
18, 2017, was domiciled in Dane Coun- Attest: s/Dawn George *** 5317 TH N02DEG0020W 774.85 FT amended Town of Rutland Comprehen- Plat Rezoning: This area has been ap-
ty, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing Dawn George, Town Clerk PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TO NW COR SD LOT 1 TH ALG N LN sive Plan on: proved to be rezoned contingent on a
address of 400 N. Morris, Stoughton, WI Published: August 17, 2017 The City of Stoughton Planning SD CSM N89DEG0611E 313.49 FT TH Thursday, September 14, 2017 at number of items which the developer is
53589. WNAXLP Commission will hold a Public Hearing S01DEG5619E 219.52 FT TO NE COR 6:30 p.m. currently working on. The future land use
3. All interested persons waived no- on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 EXISTING WAL-MART BUILDING TH Town of Rutland Hall map must reflect the proposed zoning.
tice. *** oclock p.m., or as soon after as the mat- ALG E LN SD BUILDING S01DEG5619E 785 Center Rd. c. Norse View Holdings at N. Page
4. The deadline for filing a claim STATE OF WISCONSIN, ter may be heard, in the Council Cham- 160.06 FT TO SE COR SD BUILD- Stoughton WI 53589 Street and County Highway B: The de-
against the decedents estate is Novem- bers, Public Safety Building, 321 South ING TH S21DEG4704E 45.70 FT TH If you have any questions or com- veloper has tentative approval for a two
ber 10, 2017.
CIRCUIT COURT, S01DEG5619E 351.05 FT TO N R/W USH ments regarding the draft plan, please family residential development at this lo-
Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton,
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a pro- 51 TH ALG SD R/W ON CRV TO RIGHT feel free to contact the Clerk by mail at cation pending providing more informa-
County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton CREDITORS (INFORMAL posed conditional use permit application RAD 5969.58 FT LC S88DEG2527W 4177 Old Stage Rd., Brooklyn WI 53521, tion related to access and layout of the
Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1005. by Stoughton Pick, LLC, for an In-Vehicle 147.14 FT TH S89DEG1052W 180.94 FT by telephone at 608-455-3925, or by development. The future land use map
Danell Behrens
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE TO POB CONT 5.69 ACRES M/L (FOR- e-mail at must reflect two family residential at this
Sales and Service use (Retail Fuel Cen-
Deputy Probate Registrar MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ter) for Pick n Save, 1750 US Highway 51 MER WALMART PARCEL) This property Dawn George, Clerk location.
July 28, 2017 RICHARD E. SERSTAD & 138, Stoughton, WI. description is for tax purposes. It may be Published August 17, 2017 d. The changes to pages 30-32,
Michael D. Rumpf Case No. 17PR538 The property is more formally de- abbreviated. For the complete legal de- WNAXLP shown on Exhibit B, which have been
PO Box 1 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: scribed as: scription please refer to the deed. recommended by the Landmarks Com-
Cambridge, WI 53523 1. An application for Informal Admin- Parcel #281/0511-063-9821-2 For questions regarding this notice *** mission, shall be incorporated in the
(608) 423-3254 istration was filed. Legal Description: PRT LOT 1 please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Amended Comprehensive Plan.
Bar Number: 1015663 2. The decedent, with date of birth CSM 5317 CS24/144&146-8/4/87 DE- Administrator at 608-646-0421. *** e. Chapter 8, section B. f. must be
Published: August 3, 10 and 17, 2017 Additional information including revised to include the following lan-
April 2, 1936 and date of death July 14, SCR AS SEC 6-5-11 PRT SE1/4SW1/4
a location map can be found at: http:// CITY OF STOUGHTON, guage: It is imperative that the city and
WNAXLP 2017, was domiciled in Dane County, COM SW COR SEC 6 TH ALG S LN SD
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing ad- SEC N87DEG0014E 1830.42 FT TH 381 E. MAIN STREET, city council be open to working with the
*** dress of 710 Taylor Lane, Stoughton, WI N02DEG0020W 71.72 FT TO N R/W mission/ STOUGHTON, WI 53589 Stoughton school district and Stoughton
Published August 17 and 24, 2017 school board within the next two years
WNAXLP ORDINANCE OF THE to specifically discuss, address and im-
3. All interested persons waived no- SD R/W N89DEG1052E 180.94 FT COMMON COUNCIL
ORDINANCE NO. 2017-8-1 tice. TH ALG CRV TO LEFT RAD 5969.58 plement a plan that takes into consider-
AN ORDINANCE 4. The deadline for filing a claim FT LC N88DEG2527E 147.14 FT TO *** AN ORDINANCE TO ation future growth analysis, improving
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE housing options, job creation, marketing,
REGARDING ENGINE against the decedents estate is Novem- POB TH N01DEG5619W 351.05 FT TH ADOPT THE AMENDED addressing poverty trends and declining
ber 24, 2017. N21DEG4704W 45.70 FT TO SE COR The City of Stoughton Planning COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF
BRAKING IN THE TOWN OF 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane WAL-MART BLDG TH N01DEG5619W Commission will hold a Public Hearing enrollment issues of the school district.
RUTLAND, DANE COUNTY, County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton 160.06 FT TO NE COR SD WAL-MART on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 THE CITY OF STOUGHTON This plan should be reviewed annually
Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1005. BLDG TH N01DEG5619W 219.52 FT oclock p.m., or as soon after as the mat- Committee Action: Planning Com- thereafter to serve as an example of best
WISCONSIN mission recommends approval 7-0 practices in a joint effort to increase the
The Town Board of Supervisors of Danell Behrens TO N LN SD LOT 1 TH N89DEG0611E ter may be heard, in the Council Cham-
Deputy Probate Registrar 211.03 FT TO W R/W KINGS LYNN RD bers, Public Safety Building, 321 South Fiscal Impact: None quality of life of the community. Further
the Town of Rutland, Dane County, Wis- File Number: O-6-2017 amend to add to the comprehensive plan
consin does hereby ordain as follows: August 4, 2017 & NE COR SD LOT 1 TH ALG CRV TO Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton,
Attorney Thomas Lee Hebl LEFT RAD 637.00 FT LC S31DEG2657E Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a pro- First Reading: June 27, 2017 chapter 8, section B. 8. adding after the
SECTION 1: Regulations Related to
Hebl, Hebl & Ripp, LLP 72.81 FT TH S34DEG4332E 99.88 posed conditional use permit application Second Reading: July 11, 2017 first sentence Implement as a policy
Motor Vehicle Conduct Prohibited. Sec- RECITALS as described above in Chapter 8 section
tion 1 shall be created as follows: PO Box 46 FT TH S34DEG3732E 148.97 FT by Blake George for an Indoor Institu-
Sun Prairie, WI 53590 TH ALG CRV TO RIGHT RAD 520.81 tional use (Church) for Calvary Gospel A. Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 62.23(2) B. f..
1) Engine Braking Prohibited. and (3), the City of Stoughton is autho- f. Table 22, as found on page 165-
(1) Definitions. 608-837-4325 FT LC S20DEG3101E 255.24 FT Church at 1501 E. Main Street, Stough-
rized to prepare, adopt, and amend a 166 in the category of land use, must be
Bar Number: 1013883 TH S88DEG0118W 149.01 FT TH ton, WI.
a. Engine Brakes are any mechan-
Published: August 17, 24 and 31, 2017 S02DEG1022E 74.96 FT TO NE COR The property is more formally de- comprehensive plan as defined in Wis. modified to add the following language:
ical exhaust device, compression brake Stat. 66.1001(1)(a) and 66.1001(2). Implement the balanced residential de-
or other device in a motor vehicle other WNAXLP LOT 2 SD CSM TH ALG N LN SD LOT 2 scribed as:
S89DEG4621W 184.00 FT TO NW COR Parcel #281/0511-092-8160-8 B. The Common Council of the City velopment policy and the detailed design
than conventional brake pads and drums of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin standards for multi-family housing as
or disks, used for the purpose of slowing *** SD LOT 2 TH S01DEG5830E 187.00 FT Legal Description: SEC 9-5-11 PRT
TO SW COR SD LOT 2 & N R/W USH 51 NE1/4NW1/4 COM 35.3 FT S & 633.9 FT adopted the City of Stoughton Com- presented in Chapter 6, section C.
or stopping a motor vehicle. TOWN OF TH S89DEG4841W 64.24 FT TH ALG W OF SEC N1/4 COR TH N0DEGW 33 FT prehensive Plan (the Comprehensive g. Table 22 under Detailed Planning
b. Emergency means a situation in PLEASANT SPRINGS CRV TO RIGHT RAD 5969.58 FT LC TO CLN USH 51 TH S89DEGW 200 FT Plan) on May 31, 2005, and subsequent- must be modified to add to the Implemen-
which there is an imminent and immedi- ly amended the Comprehensive Plan on tation Plan to develop a Downtown Mas-
ate risk of injury to a person or damage REQUEST FOR BIDS S87DEG2835W 50.76 FT TO POB CONT TH S 217.8 FT TH N89DEGE 200 FT TH N
ter Plan within five years.
The Town Board of the Town of 5.20 ACRES M/L (PICK N SAVE PARCEL) 184.8 FT TO POB 1 ACRE This property June26, 2012 pursuant to Wis. Stat.
to another vehicle or property. The term
This property description is for tax pur- description is for tax purposes. It may be 66.1001. 2. The City Clerk is directed to file a
does not include situations which result Pleasant Springs, Dane County, Wiscon- copy of this Ordinance and the Amended
from operating the vehicle in excess of sin will receive sealed bids in the office of poses. It may be abbreviated. For the abbreviated. For the complete legal de- C. Attached hereto and incorporated
Comprehensive Plan with all of the enti-
the Clerk/Treasurer, Maria Hougan, at the complete legal description please refer scription please refer to the deed. herein as Exhibit A is a proposed Amend-
the posted speed limit or from lack of due
to the deed. For questions regarding this notice ed Comprehensive Plan (the Amended ties specified in Wis. Stat. 66.1001(4)(b).
care by the vehicle operator. Pleasant Springs Town Hall, 2354 Coun- 3. This Ordinance shall take effect
ty Road N, Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589. For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Comprehensive Plan).
(2) Unlawful use of Engine Brakes D. The Amended Comprehensive upon passage by a majority vote of the
and Compression Brakes. It shall be un- Bids must be postmarked by Thursday, please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421.
Administrator at 608-646-0421. Additional information including Plan, together with all maps and descrip- members-elect of the Common Council
lawful for the driver of any vehicle to use August 31, 2017 or hand delivered to and publication as required by law.
the Clerk/Treasurer before 4:00 p.m. on Additional information including a location map can be found at: http:// tive materials included or referred to,
or operate or cause to be used or operat- has been on file and available for public This Ordinance was duly considered
ed Engine Brakes in the Town of Rutland, Thursday, August 31, 2017. Bids will be a location map can be found at: http://
opened on August 31st at 4:00 p.m. mission/ inspection in the office of the City Clerk. and adopted by a majority vote of the
except in an emergency. E. On June 27, 2017, following no- Common Council of the City of Stough-
(3) Penalties. Any Person who is Bids will be awarded at the Sept. 5, mission/ Published August 17 and 24, 2017
Published August 17 and 24, 2017 WNAXLP tice as required by Wis. Stat. 66.1001, ton on July 11, 2017.
convicted of violating any provisions of 2017 Town Board meeting. Attachment: Exhibit A City of
WNAXLP the Planning Commission and Common
this ordinance shall forfeit not less than Bid packets may be picked up at: NOTICE Council held a public hearing regarding Stoughton Amended Comprehensive
fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two Town of Pleasant Springs, 2354 County
TOWN OF RUTLAND the Amended Comprehensive Plan. Plan
hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per vio- Road N, Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589; M, *** Attachment: Exhibit B Landmarks
lation. Any person who is convicted of T, Th-10:00-4:00; (608)873-3063 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING ON F. The Amended Comprehensive
Commission Recommendations
Plan contains all of the elements speci-
a second or subsequent violation of the The Town of Pleasant Springs is tak- The City of Stoughton Planning PROPOSED AMENDMENT fied in Wis. Stat. 66.1001(2). All attachments are located in the
same provision of this ordinance in less ing bids for the removal and replacement City Clerks Office for review.
of storm sewer culverts under Shadyside
Commission will hold a Public Hearing TO THE RUTLAND G. The Planning Commission of the
than twelve months shall forfeit not less on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 Council Adopted: July 11, 2017
than two hundred dollars ($200.00) nor Drive. The project includes 120 lineal feet oclock p.m., or as soon after as the mat- COMPREHENSIVE PLAN City of Stoughton, by a majority vote of
Mayor Approved: July 11, 2017
the entire Planning Commission, has
more than five hundred ($500.00). of culvert replacement, 2 intake struc- ter may be heard, in the Council Cham- The Town of Rutland is proposing an
adopted a resolution recommending that Published: August 17, 2017
Section 2. Effective Date. This Or- tures, 900 lineal feet of swale excavation, bers, Public Safety Building, 321 South amendment to the Towns Comprehen-
the Common Council adopt the Amended WNAXLP
dinance shall take effect and be in force 1800 square yards of seed restoration, Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton, sive Plan. The proposed amendments to
Comprehensive Plan.
from and after its passage and publica- asphalt pavement patching, and erosion Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a pro- the Town of Rutland Comprehensive Plan
control. are basically updating the future land use ORDINANCE *** August 17, 2017 Stoughton Courier Hub 11
20 teams participate in Kubb Invitational
Photo submitted
Stoughton Kubb Invitational
winners all received knives
The annual Stoughton eight rounds of qualifying earned the top two seeds as their trophy. The handles
Kubb Invitational was held play, which left no teams in the eight team champi- were created by the Stoughton
Saturday, July 22, at Vir- undefeated. Both Black onship bracket. Senior Center Wood Shop and
gin Lake Park. A total of and Blue (Darren Finger laser engraved by the Stough-
ton High School Fab Lab.
20 teams participated with and Matthew Erdman) and Contact Amber Levenha- Pictured L-R (Front) Matthew
players from Minnesota, Furor Celtica (Evan Fitz- gen at amber.levenha Erdman, Matt Green, Evan
Illinois and Wisconsin. gerald and Dave Giese) Fitzgerald. (Back) Chad Bevers,
The tournament included only had one loss and Darren Finger, Dave Giese, Jake
Roth, Nick Roth.

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Dementia: Tour focuses on

education, understanding
Continued from page 1 Azura states Alzheimers
A view from the tour
disease is diagnosed every Unified Newspaper Group
mother and father, you 68 seconds in the United
know youve made a dif- States, and 50-70 percent The Virtual Dementia Tour
ference, she said. of people with the disease lasted about 10 minutes each
P. K. Beville, a special- will exhibit agitated and and was designed, for those
ist in geriatrics and found- violent behaviors. The tour with full cognition, to under-
er of the nonprofit Second focuses on education and stand what the disease of
Wind Dreams, created understanding, so care- dementia sounds, looks and
the experience and the givers can learn why their feels like.
program was eventually loved ones react negative- Tammy Pence, director
adopted by Azura. ly and how to combat it. of community relations at
Pence said select staff Pence emphasized the Azura, and other Azura and
members at every Azura importance of patience Stoughton Hospital employ-
facility are trained to facil- when communicating ees, held our hands and
itate the tour to promote with someone who has helped us walk into the room
education about dementia the disease. She suggested in the basement of St. Anns
and Alzheimers. approaching individuals Church, which was dark and
Some of the people who from the front, not from had strobe lights blinking at
regularly participate in the sides or from behind, different workstations.
the VDT are specialists because limited vision can In a normal speaking
who work at memory care scare and cause hostility. voice, we were given a list
facilities, but Pence said a Direct eye contact, getting of things to accomplish in
growing number of attend- down to their level and the allotted time: draw a Photo by Amber Levenhagen
ees is caregivers and fami- giving only one direction clock with the hands show- Participants were asked to put pills from the bottles into the tray.
ly members of people with at a time are also helpful. ing 10 past 4, find the jacket
the disease. Its so rewarding to and put it on and zip it up,
Weve had such an know were helping fam- set the table for four, count but that was a result of pull- different items scattered: pill face so I could see because
amazing turnout of fami- ilies who are in the jour- out 17 cents in change and ing a few words through the bottles, coins, a pile of mis- none of it was what I was
lies because it shows they ney of caring for someone put it in the change purse, static the room was dark, matched socks, paper and told to do.
want to understand and with this disease, Pence put the batteries in the flash- so I wasnt able to read her pencils, cups and plates and After the buzzer signaled
want to be in the reality said. I know theres a lot light and turn it on. The sec- lips. disassembled flashlights. that our time was up, we
of their loved one, under- of families out there doing ond group was given simi- I wa l ke d a r o u n d t h e I settled on staying busy were led out one by one
stand they cant change, this by themselves and my lar tasks: find the pants and room and found the pile of and decided to try to match back into the hallway, where
but that we can change hope is that they know put the belt through the belt clothes, and grabbed a shirt socks, which was difficult we took off our gear and
how we communicate and there are people out there loops, take three pills out of and a pair of pants. But I because I couldnt see color settled in to talk about the
approach to help them who can help support them two prescription bottles and didnt know what to do next. or gain control of my dom- experience. Members of my
understand, Pence said. through their journey. place them in a cup, clear The other participants inant hand because the fin- group echoed my thoughts
They are now able to take The Azura and Second the table, write down seven were walking around the gers of my glove were sewn it was eye-opening to see
some tidbits with them Wind Dreams websites things that are brown that room trying to accomplish together. what our loved ones expe-
and apply it to their loved have more information you buy at the grocery store, their tasks but I couldnt The notes that I later was rience every minute of their
ones. about caring for someone set the clock for 8:40. tell if it was with a purpose able to read on my participa- day: the confusion, anxi-
Because of the increas- with AD. The problem was I or if they were as confused tion sheet, listed everything ety and stress of not under-
ing number of people with couldnt understand any- as I was, so I decided not to I did under strange behav- standing what is happening
Alzheimers, the need for Contact Amber Levenha- thing she said. I thought she copy what they were doing. ior touching money on around you.
the tour is strong. gen at amber. told me to pick out an outfit The room had several the table, matching socks, We couldnt compare 10
Information provided by to wear to the grocery store, tables and workstations with putting objects close to my minutes to a lifetime.