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Thursday, December 19, 2013 Vol. 48, No. 30 Verona, WI Hometown USA $1


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Verona Fire Department

Order delays VFD layoffs

Judge stops city from hiring until at least mid-January
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Nov. 27: Lawsuit filed by Local 311 firefighters union Dec. 16: Temporary restraining order granted city cannot layoff Verona Fire District firefighters until the lawsuit is dismissed or settled Jan. 17: Hearing on motion to dismiss lawsuit Feb. 19: Hearing on temporary injunction that would prohibit firefighter layoffs entity offering employment to a new department, while the union contends the city is taking on the responsibilities of the dissolved Verona Fire District. Anderson said the courts duty was to take

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Katie Gilles, left, plays cards with Jesaamie Henderson, right, in the Apartment with Rikki Christman. The group spends Tuesday mornings in the room playing cards, working on projects or simply relaxing after swimming in the schools natatorium for an hour. Theyre part of the Functional Vocational Program for 18-to- 21-year-olds with developmental disabilities run through the high school.

Program guides graduates with developmental disabilities

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You hear disability and then youre kind of like, What does that mean? Once they see its just another human being and theyre really capable, theyre like OK.
Fritz Wendorf, Functional Vocational Program adviser life skills, all those kinds of things, said special education instructor Fritz Wendorf, who has been involved with special education and seen the program working in the district since 1998. Students become eligible when they apply for adult with disability services through the county and then apply for the program through the school district during their senior year of high school. Rikki Christman, 19, is in his second year of the

A temporary restraining order issued Monday has barred the City of Verona from laying off any of its full-time, unionized firefighters. The move will prevent the city from hiring any new full-time firefighters as it was preparing to take over the dissolved Verona Fire District, but fire protection is expected to continue without interruption. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Peter C. Anderson issued the order after about two hours of argument by attorneys from the Local 311 firefighters union and the city. The city maintained that it is a new

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For some students, graduation day is not the end of their high school experience. Some graduates with developmental disabilities choose to continue their education at Verona Area High School until the age of 21, with a program that teaches job and life skills to help them succeed in their post-school life. While technically those in the Functional Vocational Program for 18-to- 21-yearolds are not students anymore, its run through and funded by the Verona Area School District and the group meets in a room called the Apartment in the school. The Functional Vocational Program has multiple components, including paid and volunteer work, physical activity and weekly outings to different community businesses and gathering places, such as dentists offices. It offers a chance for the students, their parents and local groups and businesses that get involved to learn what will be needed to succeed in their future. The purpose would be to work on employability skills,

Verona Area School District

AP class demographics troubling for VAHS

VASD considers pre-requisites changes
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Tremayne Miller, 20, cleans windows, sweeps, mops and vacuums twice a week at Ace Hardware in Verona. He will finish the program when he turns 21 in the spring, and will transition into the county program at that time.

Verona Area High School administrators are considering changes to the schools Advanced Placement program in an attempt to close an achievement gap and get more under-represented students into more rigorous classes. VAHS principal Pam Hammen and assistant principal Brian Boehm presented to the Verona Area School Board Monday a partnership

the school has taken on with Equal Opportunity Schools, an organization that works to close the so-called achievement gap and is funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The partnership, which the district received a grant to partially fund but is still paying $18,000 for, aims to fix a demographic problem in the Advanced Placement classes, where only nine African-American students and 12 Hispanic/Latino students are enrolled in AP classes, compared with 369 white and Asian students, leaving heavily unequal proportions of students, both socioeconomically and

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December 19, 2013

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Stoner Prairie Elementary School fourth and fifth graders completed a month-long project Friday as students from around the school had a chance to buy homemade products from them. The project asked the students to develop a business model, factoring in the costs of materials to learn the basics of economics. Right, Julia Teixeira purchases an item from Taliana Mundt-Beasleys table at the economics bazaar. Below, Abby Evans awaits customers for her homemade ornaments at her table.
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Verona Road construction

Intersections near McKee, Williamsburg up for debate
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What: Verona Road public forum on McKee intersection When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 Where: Fitchburg fire station Info: Visit single-lane roundabout option. Discussion at the public meeting leaned toward the roundabout, and Joe Bunker, a consultant design leader from Strand Engineering, indicated the roundabout came with fewer questions for engineers, as well. The change to the singlepoint interchange at Verona Road and Hwy. PD also leads to a consideration of three options for PD west of Verona Road: Signalized U-turn Freeflow U-turn Fitchrona Road extension The changes are necessary because there will no longer be an option to turn left from Kapec Road onto PD, planners explained. Both U-turn options would allow semi-trucks and school buses enough room to make the turn, Bunker pointed out, alleviating some concerns. A PDQ representative expressed concern over the options at both sites, as PDQ will lose a right turn in from PD at one location, and faces possible backup in its parking lot on Williamsburg Way at another location. Strand representatives said they were doing their best to work with the local businesses when other residents also questioned how the construction and changes could affect traffic getting to those businesses or people going to work. Planners also gave an update on Stage 1, which included replacing the Seminole Highway bridge that reopened Nov. 14. The stage also includes working on Verona Road between Raymond Road and Nakoma Road and adding lanes to the Beltline between Whitney Way and Seminole Highway. That work is expected to be completed by 2016, and it will be broken into three phases. Officials will hold another public meeting Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Fitchburg fire station from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information on the project, visit veronaroad-18-151.

Fifty people filled a conference room at the Fitchburg Public Library last Wednesday night to hear about and share thoughts on Stage 2 of the Verona Road construction project. Stage 2, which will consist of construction between Raymond Road and McKee Road/Hwy. PD and at the intersections, is expected to begin in 2017. While a new singlepoint interchange at PD -- an underpass -- has been decided on, other projects that are part of Stage 2 remain open to options, and attendees questioned the engineers and contractors on those options, on both Williamsburg Way and west of Verona Road on Hwy. PD. The WilliamsburgVerona intersection will be converted to a diamond interchange, with Verona Road traveling underneath Williamsburg Way, meaning the intersection at Williamsburg Way and Anton Drive also needs a change. Engineers are considering both signalized and


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(Numbers do not include TIF) Jurisdiction 2011 2012 2013* %Inc. City of Verona $6.33 $6.46 $6.77 4.9% Dane County $2.82 $2.97 $3.14 5.7% State $.17 $.17 $.17 1.85% MATC $1.68 $1.79 $1.85 3.29% VASD $10.62 $11.13 $10.88 -2.2% Total $21.62 $22.52 $22.81 1.3% Average value* $282,000 $272,000 -3.8% Lottery Credit $110.83 $117.56 $133.72 First Dollar Credit $83.74 $84.34 $78.52 Garbage fee $160 $160 $170
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December 19, 2013

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Woman accused of stealing more than $100K

A Verona woman was charged with felony theft after she allegedly embezzled more than $100,000 from a state surplus sales program in Verona, University of Wisconsin police said in a news release. Police discovered former UW Surplus with a Purpose (SWAP) senior accountant Sonja Dedrick, 42, embezzled $144,642 following a months-long investigation, according to the release. SWAP employees noticed around $45,000 missing in late September, which led to a broader audit and discovery of the full amount that had been stolen, UWPD said. The release said Dedrick admitted to stealing the money over the last year to pay bills. The money has since been recovered, according to police. A criminal complaint had not been filed by the district attorneys office by the Verona Press Tuesday deadline. Scott Girard

Man faces felony OWI after citizen call

A Hollandale man faces a felony OWI charge after a traffic stop on Hwy. J near Hwy. G in the town of Springdale earlier this month. According to a news release from the Dane County Sheriffs Office: A concerned citizen called in a possible impaired motorist driving on the rim of a blown out tire around 10:39 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. The driver, identified as Ernest J. Newel, 39, was arrested for his fifth offense OWI. He was also cited for Inattentive Driving and Expired Registration. He was arrested and taken to the Dane County

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Jail, and later released on a $500 signature bond. Online court records show Newels most recent OWI arrest was in 2008. A status conference is set for Jan. 13 in Dane County Circuit Court. Mark Ignatowski

Verona taxes drop

Bills were mailed earlier this week
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Oct. 1 1:44 a.m. Police were dispatched to a home on the 100 block of Chapel Royal Drive after a residential alarm went off. Upon arrival, it was observed that the home smelled strongly of marijuana, and the 34-yearold homeowner voluntarily handed over the remainder of the blunt he had been smoking. 1:12 p.m. A student at Badger Ridge Middle School was cited for underage possession and consumption of alcohol after he had brought it to school that day. 1:39 p.m. A high-school girl was seen exchanging objects behind a folder with an 18-year-old outside the K-wing of the school. Although she denied any exchange, a search of the folder was completed and nine Swisher Sweets cigars were found. Oct. 2 8:58 a.m. A 38-year-old woman reported her purse stolen out of her vehicle at her residence on the 800 block of Grenwood Drive. The woman described her purse as a tan over-the-shoulder bag that contained her wallet, drivers license and several credit cards. She later called back to report that her four-year-old daughter had hidden it behind a bookshelf in her home. 8:37 p.m. A six-year-old girl was reported missing from her home on the 200 block of Jefferson Street after locking her bedroom door, kicking out the window screen and running away. A neighbor brought her home after seeing her under a tree in their lawn. Oct. 3 12:12 p.m. Two suspicious letters describing a high schoolers desire to assassinate two other students were turned into the high school office. When questioned, the writer of the letters stated that he had been trying to play a joke. He was suspended from school on the conditions that he will work with school counselors and mental health officials upon return. 1:57 p.m. An incident where a high school student argued with a teacher and continued to be rude and disrespectful from the day before was reported to an officer at the school. The teacher also had to leave his class to escort the student to the office, where during that time he told the teacher, Youre a b----. 3:10 p.m. A special education student at the high school was observed running through the commons area, knocking over two female students as he exited out of door No. 5. Once outside, the student climbed on top of a staff members vehicle, causing scratches on the hood and dents around the sunroof. He was eventually coaxed down to the ground and into the wheelchair. Oct. 4 11 a.m. A 43-year-old man reported $12,000 in property stolen from his workplace on the 1900 block of Milky Way. The burglary of four 800-pound spools of copper wire happened overnight, and the equipment used to load up the stolen material was left behind. 5:57 p.m. A 29-year-old woman reported that her employer had cut her pay from six dollars an hour down to five without informing her as the business, located on the 100 block of Main Street, had gone from paying her cash to adding her to the official payroll. She also reported multiple issues referring to liquor and food service at the restaurant. Kimberly Wethal

If you werent sure whether your taxes this year would go up or down, youre not alone. The first reassessment since before the Great Recession caused many homes to change significantly in value, even as the average dropped a more modest 3.8 percent. But most homeowners found by the end of last week that their property taxes dropped this year, at least a little. The average homeowner, with that $272,000 home dropping in value by the average amount (from $282,000 last year), will pay $146 less overall. Thats mostly because of the Verona Area School District, but it also includes increases in the Lottery Credit and the end of five years of increases in the Madison Area Technical College tax rate as a result of a 2008 referendum. Not every homeowner is eligible for the First Dollar Credit or the Lottery Credit, and those amounts a combined increase of $10 from last year do not vary by the value of the home. Though those numbers arent clear from the information received in tax bills which show increases against the assessed value, making its first change in five years for the most part, homeowners will be seeing decreases. Tax bills were mailed and generally expected to arrive last week. Taxes are due Jan. 31, but many homeowners pay part or all of the bill before the end of the year to count it toward their 2013 taxes. The increase of 29 cents per $1,000 in assessed value represents a 1.3 percent increase, on its own far less than last years hike and a significant drop when assessed valuation changes are factored in. Partly, that is because VASD got


significantly more state aid than in the year before. Last year, similar news late in the process kept the tax increase down, but school taxes were still responsible for most of an average $150 increase. It is also because the district started a 4-yearold kindergarten program last year that required an upfront investment that is paying off in increased enrollment (and therefore state aid) this year. This year, only the city and Dane County increased the mill rate for Verona property owners, at least in terms of market (equalized value) rates. Even Madison Area Technical College stayed steady this year, after five years of increases related to a 2008 referendum for a total of 37 cents per $1,000 in assessed value. The citys increase, with an additional police lieutenant, a public works position and a half-time library aide, was slightly higher than last years, at 3 percent based on equalized value. The first half of the taxes is due Jan. 31 and the rest by July 31. The tax information is expected to be available Dec. 18 significantly later than usual on Access Dane (accessdane. That website will also accept online tax payments, though that comes with a fee and most residents bring in their tax bills and sign over the amount to the city. If the amount is more than you need to pay, the city will issue a refund check after it has cleared. It cannot refund the excess at the time of payment. Verona City Center is open until noon Dec. 31. Payments postmarked by Dec. 31 will be credited as a December payment for tax purposes. The city also has drop boxes in the City Center parking lot and main entrance, at 111 Lincoln St. For Town of Verona residents, the office is open until 5 p.m. Dec. 31, and payments will be accepted at the State Bank of Cross Plains-Verona.

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Letters to the editor

Fiscal restraint is important in budgets

I would like to respond to Ms. Beckfields letter to the editor in Dec. 12 Verona Press. Having spent nine years on the Verona Area School Board I know how important each vote is. It was not the $100 a year that the library vote would have cost each tax payer, or the $4,800 senior transportation budget vote that bothered me. It was her casual way of looking at raising taxes that bothered me. To her it was a few trips to star cinema. Why stop there, how about the police, fire department, parks and recreation, public works and on and on. Hundred dollars here hundred dollars there - the next thing you know you have just taxed the senior, or young family right out of Verona. My point is this, when you sit in elected government body chairs like the city council you must look at the big picture first. It is hard to vote against something you may personal like (I know) but sometimes you just have to hold the line. Tom Duerst Town of Montrose

Budget focuses on needs, not wants

I have to commend our mayor and a majority of our city council for their sound decisions on the budget. Debate was contentious at times, the wishlist was large but in the end the Common Council did the right thing by granting crafting a spending package based on needs demonstrated by priority rather than by wants. You should be proud of what you produced. While I am sure there are some who may disagree, the budget was a common sense budget, one that keeps our excellent services and provides for some of the little things that make Verona a special place to live. The only downside is we did not add additional funds to the fire department, an area we must pay very close attention to. With common sense budgeting in the future and no outside influences telling the city taxpayers what they should be raising taxes for we can keep Verona the special place it is. Thank you! Gordy Disch City of Verona

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I wish to deeply thank the members of the public who were touched by my story about losing a $20 bill, which was a significant portion of my food budget for that week, and who donated money to me to make up for it. My faith in humanity is indeed restored. I am asking anyone moved by my story to donate instead to the Verona Food Pantry or to Second Harvest. I do struggle to get by, but there are many more people who struggle even harder. Hunger is on the rise, even in Verona. For more info: Thank you, and bless your hearts!

t was a cool, chilly October night. Never had I felt this cold in my life, but it was necessary in order to experience my first high school football game. I joined the Verona Wildcat fans huddled in the stands. In the opposite bleachers, Regent fans supported their team. Everybody Georgia NeSmith in the stadium City of Verona was screaming, jumping and having a very good time. But I was totally confused. I realized that football fans Thursday, December 19, 2013 Vol. 48, No. 30 have their own USPS No. 658-320 Blanco language and Periodical Postage Paid, Verona, WI and additional offices. that I urgently Published weekly on Thursday by the Unified Newspaper Group, needed a beginA Division of Woodward Communications, Inc. ners guide to football. POSTMASTER: Send Address Corrections to The Verona Press, 133 Enterprise Drive, Verona, WI 53593. I did not know football rules Phone: 608-845-9559 because I am from Costa Rica. In my country we play soccer, not FAX: 608-845-9550 football. That was the first cule-mail: tural difference I found when I came to Verona four weeks ago. This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. In that moment, I thought how different our cultures Costa Rican and American - are. HowGeneral manager News ever, four weeks later, I have David Enstad Jim Ferolie changed my mind and I have realized that we are more similar than I would have expected. Advertising Sports To be immersed in the AmeriDonna Larson Jeremy Jones can culture was something I was looking for as an essential Classifieds Website step to grow in my professional Kathy Woods Victoria Vlisides career and deepen my English speaking skills. As many people of my generation, I did not have Circulation Reporters the opportunity to learn English Carolyn Schultz Scott Girard, Bill Livick, Anthony Iozzo, at school when I was young. Mark Ignatowski, Scott De Laruelle However, speaking English is a must nowadays in my counUnified Newspaper Group, a division of try, especially for people doing WOODwARD COMMUNIcATIONS,INc.

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business with companies in the United States. But how I achieved such kind of immersion was something not easy for me to me find, until I met Verona resident Dustin Dresser in Costa Rica two years ago. After college, he traveled around Latin America and eventually settled in Costa Rica, and he taught company-sponsored English lessons to my co-workers. After I began taking his classes to improve my speaking and listening skills, we began thinking about a cultural immersion in the United States. And here, four weeks into my visit to Verona, and I am in the Dressers house, seeing snow falling for my first time. Among the thousands of new experiences I have had here, there are some surprising similarities among our cultures. First, of course, is American football and what I know as futbol. Ive seen how American families enjoy their Friday night games (and their Saturdays and Sundays, too). Though its a totally new sport for me, finally I learned the rules and I was able to enjoy the game as I enjoy soccer in my country. Now I understand how our countries share the same passion: We both enjoy the sport, we both suffer, and we both love our players. Another similarity is the nightly supper. In Costa Rica, the majority of families eat rice and beans every day. Chicken, fish, beef, salad and vegetables usually accompany that base, especially at lunch and dinner. Having supper in the Dressers

home has been a beautiful and particular experience for my sense of taste; food preparation and food taste is really different. However, we have in common the after-dinner chats, the dinner prayer and the simplicity of enjoying the meal and having a good time that is, at the end, the most important. And then there is the warmth. No, I dont mean the weather; in Costa Rica we have two main seasons, dry and raining, with the temperature always around 70 and 80 degrees. We do not know the sensation produced by 29 degrees and having to wear two or three layers of clothes to work outside. But the important thing is not how low the temperature goes or how frosty you get; what I am bringing now with me to my country is the warmth, brotherhood, friendship and affection received from the Dresser family and all the people I met here. If someday you visit my country, I am sure you will receive the same warmth. Our cultures share the same feelings about the work, the family and God, no matter the differences in food, sports, the weather or borders. The cultural immersion I have lived has taught me that. Thanks to my friend Dustin, his entrepreneur efforts in my country and his family in Verona, my dream came true. Hasta la vista! Bernal Blanco is a software development executive in Costa Rica who has been traveling with 2004 VAHS graduate Dustin Dresser.

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A photo page of Verona Area Childrens Theaters production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in last weeks Verona Press contained the wrong caption information for one of the photos. Instead of describing one of the Herdmans swinging around a Baby Jesus doll (which was in a separate photo that was not printed), it should have read: Grace tries to keep Gladys Herdman (Ellie Gerndt) who only decided to take part in the play after hearing there were free snacks from distracting everyone by running around pretending to be a superhero and turning the show into an adventure caper. The Press regrets the error.


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December 19, 2013

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Path: Adviser hopes to expand functional vocational program out of high school building
Continued from page 1 program, and he volunteers in the school office, at the library and at the Marquee Ballroom. Im learning how to be independent, Christman said, adding that he hopes the volunteer jobs he is currently doing will lead to paid work while in the program and as he continues in life. Im actually glad to be working with the teachers; they are really helpful. And being able to make new friends, its very good.

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Job skills

Businesses get involved with the Functional Vocational Program for a range of reasons, but regardless of intention, Wendorf said the students almost always quickly gain the respect and affection of coworkers and managers. These young people become such an endearing part of their team, and they really embrace them for who they are, she said. Because you hear disability and then youre kind of like, What does that mean? Once they see its just another human being and theyre really capable, theyre like OK. Those relationships and the students work often lead to continued jobs after leaving the high school program and transitioning into an adult program, Wendorf said. Current student Chris Larson, 19, works at Latitude in Verona, where he sorts and delivers mail and helps with outgoing checks. Lisa Johnson, HR generalist at Latitude, looks forward to Larson coming into work every Tuesday and Thursday, and said the days he does not work are disappointing. Every day he comes in with a positive attitude, hes happy. You say hello to him and he smiles, Johnson said. Its just a joy to see him. Wendorf said the program typically focuses on what skills a student already has and what skills he or she needs to develop when working with businesses and deciding where a student should be placed, and they make sure not to inundate the small local businesses that are helping out.

Brandon Fitzwilliams works twice a week at Pure Sweet Honey Farms in Verona putting labels on the honey bottles along with a job coach. The two usually put around 1,000 labels on in each hour and fifteen minute shift.

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What: Functional Vocational Program for 18-21 year-olds Where: Verona Area High School Who: Graduated students with developmental disabilities Number of students: 19 Info: E-mail Fritz Wendorf at wendorff@ or call 845-4637 how excited they are that theyve earned their own income, that they worked for that money, and its really incredible. That worth and that value, its huge.

Alex Colbert, background, puts together pamphlets with Katya Lewis on a Tuesday morning in the Apartment at VAHS. Participants in the program learn work and life skills through projects, interacting with one another and volunteering.

work ethics. He doesnt think because hes handicapped that he can sit home and watch TV all day. Cook said the other parts of the program, such as the trips to Target, helped Brian learn how to be disciplined and controlled in daily activities like shopping. Youre not going to buy toys or videos every time you go to Target. Youre going to buy items you need in your daily life. He had to learn that, she said, adding that before the program he always wanted to get a movie or toy when they went to Target. Cook said she was lucky to have lived in the VASD, and said the counselors understanding parents and students needs and worries is key to the programs success. As a parent, you start to get a little nervous They know that and they make sure that these kids are ready to go out into the world, she said. They do everything they can to make sure that happens.

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Christy Cooks son Brian, who suffers from pretty severe autism, graduated from the program in June and works at Pizza Hut and for Mark West doing part assembly. While neither of those jobs were the same he held while he was in the Functional Vocational Program, the skills he acquired from working at The Heights and the AmericInn hotel while in the program were vital in setting up his future, Cook said. He gained, first of all, the work ethics that you get up and go to work and earn a living and this is your schedule and you work your full shift, she said. He gets the idea of going in and his break time and

Eventually, the participants in the program have to leave school, as it only covers them up to age 21. When that happens, most transition into a similar program through Dane County that will help them for the rest of their lives. By that time, Wendorf said, the program aims to have a student working 20 hours per week, often split among multiple jobs. That number is important, she said, because the county program determines whether someone can sustain that level of work, and therefore that level of income, for the rest of their life. So theyre saying based on their income level right now, thats what they can sustain throughout their lifetime. These are young adults who need paid work, she said. (Businesses) dont have to keep them at your job for the rest of their lives, but if you can employ them so they
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can exit high school with this many paid hours, its huge. While the schools job coaches and support staff no longer work with the student and their family directly after they leave the program, Wendorf said they will often hear stories of how they are doing, whether that means growth, a small misstep or a lost job. The program has 19 students this year, and Wendorf said she expects it to continue to grow, based on the size of the incoming group of freshmen with special needs. Wendorf said she is looking into options for moving the program off the VAHS campus. Hopefully you can work more directly on life skills, and its like their peer group shifts, so they kind of arent caught up in the high school end of it, she said. So we want them to move on and start that next phase. Have a clean break from high school.

Examples from other districts that have taken their program off site include using churches, houses donated by real estate companies or businesses with

extra space, Wendorf said. Regardless of facilities, Wendorf said the programs benefits for students are hard to quantify, and the inspiration they get from it is passed onto the job coaches and instructors who work with them. When a student starts that first job, and they get that actual first paycheck, its kind of the priceless thing, she said. Theres no other way to describe it,

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December 19, 2013

The Verona Press

Coming up
Kiwanis accepting donations
The Kiwanis Club of Verona is underway with their annual collection of winter wear donations. If you have any winter coats, hats, gloves, or scarves, you may place them in the large collection bin in the Glacier Edge Elementary School entrance area.

Community calendar
mittee, City Center 10-11:30 a.m., Womens 7 p.m., Common Council, City Center Group: Hypnotherapist Sue Joy-Sobota, senior center. 10:30-11:30 a.m., bingo at the Verona Senior Center, 845-7471 12:15 p.m., Coping with chronic illness by Shelley Peterman Schwarz, senior center, 108 Paoli St. 7-9:30 p.m., Chris Murray, Tuvalu Coffee House & Gallery, 300 S. Main St.

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 Pastor Rich Johnson 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship times THE CHURCH IN FITCHBURG 2833 Raritan Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711 (608) 271-2811 Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 Phil Haslanger GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA (608) 271-6633 Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Way SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Worship West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 &10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship LIVING HOPE CHURCH At the Verona Senior Center 108 Paoli St. (608) 347-3827, SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 Lead pastor: Jeremy Scott SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship REDEEMER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 102 N. Franklin Ave., Verona Pastor Dwight R. Wise (608)848-1836 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Pastor: Jacob Haag THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Service ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC PARISH 301 N. Main St., Verona (608) 845-6613 Fr. William Vernon, pastor SATURDAY 5 p.m. Sunday Vigil, St. Andrew, Verona SUNDAY 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli 9 and 11 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona Daily Mass: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 427 S. Main Street, Verona (608) 845-6922 Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter Narum Services 5 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday - office hours 8-4 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday Special services - 5 p.m. Saturday. Dec. 21, Sounds of Christmas, 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, lessons and carols, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, family worship, 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., candlelight worship, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, festival worship, 5 p.m., 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 29, blended worship. SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 502 Mark Dr., Verona, WI Phone:(608) 845-7315 Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry 9 a.m. Sunday School - 10:15 a.m. worship service - Staffed nursery from 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Hour SPRINGDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA 2752 Town Hall Road (off County ID) (608) 437-3493 Pastor: Jeff Jacobs SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Communion Worship SUGAR RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 N. Franklin St., Verona (608) 845-5855, Pastor: Gary Holmes SUNDAY 9:00 & 10:30 Contemporary worship with childrens Sunday school. Refreshments and fellowship are between services. WEST MADISON BIBLE CHURCH 2920 Hwy. M, Verona, WI 53593 Sunday (nursery provided in a.m.) 9:15 a.m. - Praise and worship 10:45 - Sunday School (all ages) 6 p.m. - Small group Bible study ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Located at Hwy. 92 & Ct. Road G, Mount Vernon (608) 832-6677 for information Pastor: Brad Brookins SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST At Hwy. 69 and PB, Paoli (608)845-5641 Rev. Sara Thiessen SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Thursday, Dec. 19

Country Gospel

Friday, Dec. 20

The Verona Senior Center will host the final Country Gospel event of the year at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. The next event will be held in March.

City, town and school offices closed

Wednesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Movie time

Come to the Verona Public Library from 2-4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30 for a free viewing of Despicable Me 2 (PG) in the community room.

Course information fair

A course information fair will be held Monday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m. at Verona Area High School. This event is for incoming Freshmen, current 8th grade students. From 6-7 p.m. there will be a program including scheduling information, academic department presentations and a question and answer session. From 7-8 p.m. students and their parents can have one-on-one conversations with teachers, take tours and enter their course requests online. For more information, contact Nick Olson, olsonn@ or (608) 845-4491.

4 p.m., Verona Youth Tuesday, Dec. 31 Ballet Nutcracker, VAHS New Years Eve Performing Arts Center, Verona City Center 300 Richard St., closes at noon, Town Hall 7-9:30 p.m., Last open until 5 p.m. Minute Notice, Tuvalu Coffee House & Gallery, 300 S. Main St. Tuesday, Jan. 7 5 p.m., Local candidate filing deadline Monday, Dec. 23 6:30 p.m., Finance com-

Saturday, Dec. 21

12:30 p.m., Retro Swing Band birthday/anniversary lunch, senior center, 8457471 2-4:30 p.m. Movie time: Despicable Me 2, See minions, community room, Verona Public Library, 845-7471

Monday, Dec. 30

Whats on VHAT-98
Wednesday, Dec. 18
5 p.m. Common Council from 12-09-13 7 p.m. - Capital City Band 8 p.m. Book Presentation at Senior Center 10 p.m. Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 11 p.m. Tom Waselchuck at Senior Center Football 8:30 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 11 p.m. Tom Waselchuck at Senior Center from 12-09-13 9 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 10 p.m. Joe Wineke Historical Society 11 p.m. - Tom Waselchuck at Senior Center

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Saturday, Dec. 21

Thursday, Dec. 19

7 a.m. Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Tom Waselchuck at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 7 p.m. - Words of Peace 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. Joe Wineke Historical Society

8 a.m. Common Council from 12-09-13 11 a.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 1 p.m. - 2012 Wildcats Football 4:30 p.m. Joe Wineke Historical Society 6 p.m. Common Council from 12-09-13 9 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Joe Wineke Historical Society 11 p.m. - Tom Waselchuck at Senior Center

Monday, Dec. 23

7 a.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2012 Wildcats Football 9 p.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 10 p.m. Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 11 p.m. Tom Waselchuck at Senior Center

7 a.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. Book Presentation at Senior Center 6 p.m. Common Council from 12-09-13 7 p.m. - Capital City Band 8 p.m. Book Presentation at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 11 p.m. Tom Waselchuck at Senior Center

Thursday, Dec. 26

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Sunday, Dec. 22

Friday, Dec. 20

7 a.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. Book Presentation at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2012 Wildcats

7 a.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 9 a.m. Resurrection Church 10 a.m. - Salem Church Service Noon - Common Council from 12-09-13 3 p.m. - Book Presentation at Senior Center 4:30 p.m. - Joe Wineke Historical Society 6 p.m. Common Council

7 a.m. Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Tom Waselchuck at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Resurrection Church 8 p.m. - Words of Peace 9 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. - Joe Wineke Historical Society

7 a.m. Capitol Fitness at Senior Center 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. Tom Waselchuck at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. Veterans Day at Senior Center 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. Joe Wineke Historical Society

Gifts of the Spirit

In First Corinthians, Paul speaks of various spiritual gifts, including the gifts of prophecy, speaking in tongues, healing, teaching, and even helping and administration. It is clear from the context that Paul is talking about individual gifts which benefit the Christian community. Some will be teachers and some will be preachers. Some will speak in tongues while others will interpret their utterances. All are essential for the health and benefit of the whole, in the same way that the parts of the body are all essential for the integrity and well-being of the whole body. We should cultivate the spiritual gifts which God has bestowed on us, in the same way that we should not let any useful talent go to waste. While some gifts are deemed to be higher than others, we should remember that every gift has its place in the well-integrated community. Prophets and preachers may be more edifying than helpers and administrators, but every church needs its helpers and administrators to function smoothly. We should reflect on our spiritual gifts and how we can develop them to maximize our contribution to our church and the larger body of Christ. Christopher Simon via Metro News Service To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12: 7

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December 22 and 23
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December 19, 2013

The Verona Press

Verona history
40 years ago
About 100 town residents engaged in a spirited debate over a proposed University of Wisconsin Foundation golf course and housing project during a special board meeting requested by a petition. Residents favored the plan for the golf course, at County M and PD which would be built in 1991 as University Ridge but not the residential development, which did not end up getting built. The chamber of commerce and village both supported the residential development. The Salem United Church of Christ celebrated its 50th anniversary with special services and dinner. A photo in the Press showed the old church at the corner of Main and Church streets, which was torn down in the mid 1960s. Officers told the Verona Fire District that more space would be needed soon for the fire station, which did not have a meeting room or an office, nor could it accommodate a new pumper truck. The current station was built in 1976 and will likely be razed after a new station is built next year. The villages new $144,000 water tower on West Verona Avenue was finished and painted. It was located next to the old tower, which would be taken down over the winter. The town was asked to rename several roads in order to conform with the countys new road naming and house numbering system. Some were too similar to other roads in the town or elsewhere in the county, such as Locust Lane, Cross Country Trail and Shady Bend. Others changed names when they crossed into other towns, such as Woodside Road, which became Fritz in Montrose, and Timber Lane, which changed to Cleveland Road when it went into Middleton. The Common Council had to return proposed budgets back to department heads to come up with a 5 percent cut and therefore soften a tax increase. Among the hotly contested items were a proposal to postpone crack-filling of streets by a year, saving $7,200, but the public works director said such work was needed to prevent water from seeping in and freezing in the winter. One alder called the road program a farce. Budgets came back close to that amount, and the council voted to spend $490 reinstate a police department bicycle monitoring program and allow the parks department to raise an additional $1,000 from fee increases. Verona firefighters were among several departments that took part in training by burning a house at U.S. 18-151 and McKee Road, near the Monkeyshines Tavern. Former Verona High School football coach and teacher Ralph Frank died at age 64 in his hometown of Oconomowoc. Former village president Everett Whitesel died at age 70. enabled easier planning and growth for many years. The switch was expected to take place in January 1995, ending the burden on the citys overloaded sewer treatment plant and sending waste to the Nine Springs plant. The $2.5 million deal (paid over 20 years) allowed the city to avoid building a larger, $6 million sewer treatment facility. The Verona Senior Center looked for local municipalities to double their funding of the program from a total of nearly $9,000 to almost $19,000. Now a city department, its 2014 budget request was more than $400,000. Verona police officers Erik Goth and Dave Dresser spotted a garage fire in the middle of the night and helped a family evacuate their home. The two also used fire extinguishers to help control the blaze until firefighters arrived. The VAHS theater cast and crew donated $738 from their showing of Nunsense to the Doug and Ann Princl after the family learned their 2-year-old daughter had a rare metabolic disorder that eventually proved fatal. The Princls, who would be the beneficiaries of at least two other fundraisers that year, still live in Verona, and Ann is still a teacher in the district. Tom Marks broke an 11-year-old cross country record held by Bill Niederberger during the elite, 18-school Middleton Invitational. The girls swim team won the Small School State meet. The Town of Verona gave approval for Confiserie Candinas coffee shop to be built off County BP. The business was expected to open in fall of 1994. It is now known as Candinas Chocolatier and is still run by Mark Candinas. Stampfls Shortstop Inn reopened its restaurant on the west side after an Aug. 30 fire gutted the building and put nine employees temporarily out of work. The American Legion Mason-Lindsay Post dedicated its new hall, 60 years after the post was founded. The 3,600-square-foot hall had actually opened on Legion Street in February, moving from a much smaller building on Park Lane. The Verona Public Library joined 18 other libraries in the South Central system in joining a new computer system called LINK, which provided faster service, increased access to materials and more growth potential. The state began preparing a 4-mile stretch of U.S. 18-151 between Badger Mill Creek and Raymond Road for a $7 million reconstruction the following spring. Jim Ferolie still contained many salvageable items, including antique plumbing and heating fixtures, intricate woodwork, decorative trim, chandeliers and two walk-in safes. The school board by a 3-2 vote mapped out its remaining undeveloped property in the Kettle Creek neighborhood for a sale despite a neighborhood controversy in which residents said that when they purchased their houses they were told the land would be turned into a park or green space. The sale along with lots in Fitchburg and Westridge raised revenue for the purchase of six acres in Hawthorne Hills and development of a new elementary school that would eventually become Glacier Edge Elementary School in 2006. The Long John Silvers and A&W restaurant closed unexpectedly. A manager from a different store who was in town to help close the restaurant said employees had been notified a week in advance but the information had been kept from the public. The A&W had been open since 1950s, and was the only fast-food restaurant in town until Michaels Frozen Custard opened in 1988. It was sold and converted to the combination restaurant in 2001. A strange, unexplained car accident happened on the 800 block of Enterprise Drive. A resident claimed to hear screeching tires and looked outside, seeing a body in the street next to a car. The driver of the vehicle got out, took the body and placed it in the passengers seat. After the car sped off, the caller went out and saw a puddle of blood about 8 inches in diameter. Police could not locate the vehicle. A thief stole two credit cards from Veronas Smoke Out Cleaners. The thief was caught on camera, but was wearing a mask and gloves. Several purchase were made on the card until the thief went to the Madison Best Buy store and attempted to buy a $1,400 computer without any identification. The Plan Commission approved a plan to allow VACT to construct a practice facility at 405 Bruce St. It gave them a place to practice and construct sets. Police broke up a huge underage drinking party on Azurene Lane. Eleven juveniles were cited, another 15 questioned, but after the first officers arrived, approximately 60 to 70 juveniles began to flee. Several got into vehicles and drove away. Police broke up two underage Halloween parties. One was after a noise complaint at the Super 8 hotel, and 10 juveniles were cited for drinking. Police then discovered an unrelated party in another room. Three Verona Area High School singers Maija Goczeski, Eleanor Owens and Sarah Schulbert were chosen to be a part of the 2003 Wisconsin State Music Associations All-State Honors Choral groups. They were among 2,170 students who applied for 439 positions. Verona golfer Kate Wierwill won the WIAA Division 1 state girls golf tournament by one stroke. Michael Fiez

Manufacturers visit VAHS

On Nov. 5, a group from the Wisconsin Engineering Operators brought frontend loader and excavator simulators to Verona Area High School for more than 100 students to try. They also had a chance to learn about careers in the trades. The organization is located in Colma, and is going to high schools around Dane County this year to educate students about engineering trades.
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Verona and Madison agreed to hook the citys sewer system into the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, a move that

Dane County demolished a Verona landmark: the oldest portion of the Badger Prairie Health Care Center. Known as Dane County Asylum when it was built in 1883, it was the cousin to the Dane County Poor House across Verona Avenue, which had been torn down in the 1950s. But with the cost of maintenance and the requirements for health care facilities rising, it was no longer of value. Employees gathered for a final photo outside the building, which was taken down rather than demolished. It

December 19, 2013

The Verona Press


Students participate in worldwide Hour of Code

Verona Area School District students participated in a worldwide event last week created to inspire interest in computer programming and technology careers. The event, through the website, ran Dec. 9-13 as part of Computer Science Education Week throughout Wisconsin, and offered students a chance to learn basic coding and programming skills through an hourlong program that had them play games and then learn the coding behind the actions they had made happen on the screen. Glacier Edge, Sugar Creek, Stoner Prairie, New Century, Badger Ridge, Savanna Oaks and Verona Area High School all participated, with students from kindergarten through 12th grade having a chance to play with Angry Birds and other characters. More than 16 million people participated in the event worldwide. As an introduction to the program, students watched a video on the site featuring sports stars, tech company owners and even President Barack Obama encouraging them to learn how to code as the importance of technology continues to grow. Anyone can still take part in the Hour of Code through

Sugar Creek student Ella Gorzalski completes a puzzle on the smart board in the schools LMC as part of the Hour of Code.

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Glacier Edge kindergartner Evelyn Rice looks at the Hour of Code tutorial on her computer.

Alex Johnson, left, works with Briana Mackesey through the Hour of Code tutorial at Verona Area High School.

Stoner Prairie students Cael Turkow, left, and Jack Dingle work through the Hour of Code tutorial on an iPad.

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December 19, 2013

The Verona Press

Fire: Hiring on hold

Continued from page 1 an impartial view and provide a common sense ruling on the issue. I really dont feel so badly having the city continue what basically is the status quo, Anderson said. Its the same fire chief, same firefighters, same duties, same function and even the same contract. Monday they intend to try to have the lawsuit dismissed, and they argued briefly part of their case. Waskowski argued that the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, a state agency that oversees public and private employment conflict resolution, should handle the case. Waskowski said the union could have filed its complaint as early as April when the city and town agreed to dissolve the district. Ehlke, who represents Local 311, said the circuit court would be the most expeditious way to get a ruling on the issue, as WERC decisions can drag out for months and even years, he said. Anderson said the TRO ruling doesnt determine who will win the lawsuit. He said the case would likely be determined based on legal arguments, rather than arguing the facts of the case. Several facts of the case were stipulated in a legal document signed by both parties last week. Both sides have pretty good arguments, Anderson said. Neither of the arguments seems wholly implausible. However, Anderson said it seemed the union made a strong case that the city is more of a continuation of the fire district than a new entity and that city might want to weigh the benefits of a protracted legal proceeding. I do think the City of Verona might want to think about where theyre going in this case and what its going to get them, Anderson said. How terrible would it be to keep this union, these firefighters and this contract as opposed to probably the same union, one new firefighter and a similar contract?

Hiring on hold

The decision puts a hold on plans to hire firefighters for the city-run department that was slated to take over Jan. 1. City administrator Bill Burns said in an email to the Verona Press that the city would postpone its hiring process because of the ruling. Burns added that a special meeting of the Common Council would be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, to provide alders and the mayor with an update from the city attorney. Much of it is expected to be in closed session. Burns said Monday the city had not received the written order, but he said the Verona Fire District will still dissolve at midnight Dec. 31 and the city will take over the fire department Jan. 1. The full-time district employees will come to the city as employees with respect to the existing collective bargaining agreement which was extended by the court action, Burns said.

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On Dancer
Isha Bhargava, 4, from Madison is delighted to sit for a photo with her mother, Manisha, for a photo with Dancer, one of three reindeer who visited the library during a tour before Christmas. Kids and their parents lined up for photos in Santas sleigh and checked out the other reindeers in their pen. It was popular enough that the library had to have people directing traffic to find parking.

Verona Youth Ballet

Charmaine Ristow, Artistic Director

New or continued?

Nutcracker Suite
Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 4:00pm
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The city has argued it will be creating a new department with a new staff structure and therefore doesnt have to adhere to the collective bargaining agreement that was approved between the firefighters and the Verona Fire District. But the unions lawsuit, filed last month, called the Verona Fire District an alter ego of the city for several reasons, including a majority of seats on its commission. At the hearing Monday, attorney Ted Waskowski said the city was likely going to offer employment to some but not all of the current Verona Fire District employees. We wouldnt be here if we were simply going to make offers to all five existing employees, Waskowski said. There will be at least one offer toan outsider. Court documents note the city will continue some contracts carried over from the district such as phone, internet and a leased copier but other contracts including insurance policies and payroll software would be canceled and new ones would be used by the city. Union attorney Bruce Ehlke said the city is simply taking a larger role in managing the same operation. Ehlke likened the city to a majority shareholder that has bought out a minority owner: Both parties will continue to receive the same services.

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The final version of the temporary restraining order will be drafted by the unions attorneys and reviewed by the citys legal team. The order adds yet one more delay to the citys planned hiring process, which originally figured on making offers in midNovember. The Common Council has been divided on the issue in recent months, with half of the citys alders voting to subvert its own Police and Fire Commission by withholding funds for recruitment. The funds were eventually approved in October after Mayor Jon Hochkammer cast the tiebreaking vote to overturn a prior decision that was itself made after the issue was deferred once. The latest setback will last at least a month. A motion to dismiss the lawsuit is expected by the city as early as Dec. 20; the union will have until Jan. 3 to respond; and the city will have another five days to reply before a hearing on Jan. 17. If the motion to dismiss is denied by Judge AnderSeeking dismissal son, a ruling on a temporary Lawyers for the city injunction will be held Feb. indicated at the hearing 19.

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December 19, 2013

The Verona Press

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Happy Holidays
Eagles nest

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An eagle had been at least until it turned cold perching above the Sugar River near Manhattan Drive.

Eighth-graders hospital fundraiser nets $1,431

Savanna Oaks Middle School eighth grader Julia Rimkus put together a fundraiser for the UW Health American Family Childrens Hospital (AFCH) that ran from Dec. 9-13. Each house had a milk jug to put the money they raised into and the money will go to the Childrens Hospital Area of Greatest Need to support their patients and families. With a goal of $300, the group raised $465.67. The Childrens Hospital will use the proceeds for such purposes as patient programs, research, staffing, family support services, specialized equipment, education or facility enhancement. The houses raised: Gr8West: $97.15, Gr8East: $63.69, Badger West $30.50, Badger South: $92.54, Supernova Mittelstaedt, Aspinwall& Strohbush: $68.18 and SuperNova: Symes, Schaff & Weibel: $113.61. Photo submitted SuperNova: Symes, Schaff & Weibel raised the most money and they won Julia Rimkus fundraiser netted $465, and matching donors brought the total over $1,400. an ice cream party. An anonymous donor matched the ice cream party. A second anonymous total raised to $1,431.34. amount raised and has paid for the donor donated $500, bringing the




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What: Verona (6-0 overall, 4-0 Big Eight) vs. Middleton (4-1, 4-0) When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Middleton High School Info: The winner of the game is alone in first place in the Big Eight Conference

It has been a wild Big Eight Conference boys basketball season five games in, and Verona Area High School is right in the middle of the melee. After holding off a wild comeback attempt by Janesville Craig in an 82-79 win last Thursday, the Wildcats came back from What: Verona (4-2 a 10-point deficit at overall, 3-2 Big Eight) Madison La Follette vs. Madison Memorial for a 58-56 win on (4-1, 4-1) Saturday. When: 7:30 p.m. The two wins put Friday Verona (4-2 overall) Where: Verona Area in a five-way tie for second place in the High School conference with La Info: If Verona wins, Follette, Madison there will be at least a West, Beloit Memo- three-team tie for firstrial and Janesville place in the Big Eight Craig, all at 3-2. The only one of those teams the Wildcats lost to was Beloit. And things could get even crazier Friday when the Wildcats host first-place Madison Memorial (4-1, 4-1) at 7:30 p.m. A win will mean a possible five-way tie for first place or, at the very least, a three-way tie. I think we have a chance if we play solid to be in every game, and that is all you can ask for, head coach Alan Buss said after the Craig game. We are only giving up 48 points a game and lost twice, so I said to the guys, We are playing good defense. You continue to do what you do on defense, and we will figure out our offense.

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Cats remain undefeated as first-place battle looms

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Girls basketball

Verona 82, Janesville Craig 79

The madness began against Craig last Thursday when it seemed like Verona was getting back to .500 in the conference, up 13 with two minutes to play. The Cougars would not go so quietly, however, rattling off five 3-pointers down the stretch and getting within four points. The Wildcats held its ground at the free-throw line, though, and went 8-for-12 down the same stretch to keep its lead. Craig hit its final 3-pointer with a second left, and that was the game. We played them a couple of years ago, and they scored 30 points in the fourth quarter just

The Verona Area High School girls basketball team didnt allow a double digit quarter in a 46-25 win against Madison Memorial last Friday at home. The Wildcats (6-0 overall, 4-0 Big Eight) now must turn its attention to fellow first-place rival Middleton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Verona travels to play the Cardinals (4-1, 4-0) with the winner being alone on top of the conference. The Cardinals have scored 60 points per game, while the Wildcats have only given up 37 per game. Sophomore Grace Douglas and junior Elizabeth Norregard lead Middleton with 110 points combined. Junior Lexy Richardson (63 points) and sophomores Grace Mueller (52) and Kira Opsal (50) lead Verona.
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Senior guard Mitch Flora powers to the basket Thursday, Dec. 12, in a Big Eight Conference battle with Janesville Craig at Verona Area High School. Flora scored 17 points in an 82-79 win.

Verona 46, Madison Memorial 25

like that. It was almost a carbon copy, so I wasnt sharp defensively. really surprised, Buss said. I dont want to say Besides that 33-point fourth quarter, the we got complacent, but we missed some matchups. But we scored 82 points, and we played Turn to Boys BB/Page 14

The Wildcats were led by senior Jenni LaCroix and Richardson with 10 and nine points, respectively, against the Spartans.

Verona keeps rattling off wins despite low shooting percentage

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Boys hockey

Verona boys hockey ran its winning streak to seven games last week, adding three more Big Eight Conference wins. The undefeated Wildcats are now 7-0-0 overall on the season (6-0-0 conference). Despite the wins though, Verona continued to struggle to put the puck into the back of the net with much consistency against a trio of solid goaltenders. I think weve recorded over 50 shots on goal in each of the last few games, Wildcats head coach Joel Marshall said. We are drastically

outshooting our opponents, however, we have not produced very many goals creating a subpar shooting percentage. We have seen some pretty good goaltenders, but its a little concerning when it happens multiple games. Although he said the team is missing a natural goal scorer like a Zach Jones, who was named Mr. Hockey for Wisconsin a year ago, Marshall added, Id be more worried if we werent getting the scoring opportunities.

Thorton throughout Thursday evenings Big Eight showdown inside the Eagles Nest Ice Arena, but struggled to find the back of the net for much of their 4-0 victory. Senior forward Charlie Parker did manage to beat Thorton twice, but it was senior defenseman Pat Stevens who got Verona on the board first, striking seven minutes into the first period. Sun Prairie (2-5-0, 1-5-0) battled, but didnt have an answer for Verona sophomore Nathan Cleghorn on the other end. Verona 4, Sun Prairie 0 Cleghorn only faced nine Photo by Anthony Iozzo T h e W i l d c a t s p e p p e r e d shots on goal, stopping them Junior forward Grant Smith fights for the puck in the offensive zone Thursday, Dec. 12, Sun Prairie goaltender Jake Turn to Hockey/Page 14 against Sun Prairie at the Eagles Nest Arena.

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Boys swimming

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Gymnasts take eighth in first meet

The Verona/Madison Edgewood gymnastics team traveled to the Waterford Invitational on Saturday without one of the states top gymnasts. Sophomore Lexi Alt sat the meet out with an ankle sprain, while Hannah Semmann was out with a knee injury. Meanwhile, teammate Tatum Teskey is just coming back from an ankle injury and was able to compete bars and floor with watered down tumbling. With our lineup comprised of mostly newcomers and JV girls, our focus for this meet was on personal victories, co-head Rachael Hauser said. Sammy Seymour and Kirsten Queoff competed for the first time in gymnastics. Queoff even stuck her beam routine. Thats really impressive for her first time up on the beam in a competition, Hauser said. Becca Wilson competed on bars for the first time, and also performed a new floor routine with some upgraded tumbling. Freshman Emma McGuire had the task of being a varsity all-arounder for her first-ever high school meet.

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Erik Wickstrom swims the backstroke during the 200 IM race Saturday at the Blackhawk Invitational. Wickstrom took third place in 2 minutes, 7.04 seconds. Verona/Mount Horeb was third as a team with 270 points.

Swimmers take third place at Fort Atkinson Invitational

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Emma was nervous, but her performance was fantastic, Hauser said. We saw solid performances from our more seasoned competitors Rachel Samz and Mandy Michuda. Last years state runner-up Burlington/ Badger/Catholic Central/Wilmot took top honors with a 145.325. Mukwonago/Kettle Moraine (137.225) and last years state champion Franklin/Muskego/Oak Creek/ Whitnall (137.175) rounded out the top three. Verona/Madison Edgewood finished eighth with a score of 110.575. Last years WIAA Division 1 state allaround champion, Bailey Fitzpatrick of the Burlington co-op, took top honors Saturday with a combined score of 37.85. Teammates Jenna Fitzpatrick and Molly Benavides, who finished third and eighth overall at state a year ago, placed second and third at Waterford. Fitzpatrick, who won state titles on floor (9.5) and the uneven bars (9.6), won both events last weekend (9.6). She also added Saturdays balance beam title with a 9.425. Last years state champion vaulter, Benavides, scored a 9.725 Saturday. The Wildcat/Crusaders host Middleton at 6 p.m. Thursday and then dont return to action until after New Years.

The Verona/Mount Horeb boys swimming team fell short on both ends of Fridays Sun Prairie Triangular against the host Cardinals and Madison West Regents. Sun Prairie has several solid swimmers, head coach Bill Wuerger said. The Big 8 Conference has been very competitive every year weve been a member. The Wildcats hung tough with Sun Prairie, but ultimately fell just shy of the win, losing 87-83. Madison West, who figures to battle Madison Memorial atop the Big Eight Conference standings this season, was another story. Finishing runner-up to the Spartans at last years WIAA Division 1 state meet, the Regents won seven of 11 events en route to a 108-62 win over Verona. Wildcat senior Kade McGilvray claimed two of the three events the Regents didnt dominate, taking the 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly in 22.39 seconds and 55.05,

respectively. The 100 free belonged to Sun Prairie sophomore Caleb Meixner (49.76), who also led the Cardinals to first place in the 400 free relay (3:24.52). Verona/Mount Horebs Glen Hook, Jimmy Conway, Jacob Wellnitz and McGilvray finished runner-up to the Regents in the 200 free relay (1:35.34). Wellnitz added a second-place finish in the 200 (1:54.43) and 500 free (5:15.95) as well. Veronas JV team defeated Sun Prairie 124-30, but fell 98-72 against West. We swam well at Sun Prairie, with many very good early season times, Wuerger said. Conway had a solid meet (100 fly, 200IM) and James Wellnitz dropped 15 seconds in the 500 free. The Wildcats three backstrokers (Adam Francis, and Will McMillan and Bryce) all stepped up and gave us a chance at the end

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Metro Lynx cant stop Rafferty in tough loss

Kelsey Rafferty scored five goals for the non-conference Bay Area Ice Bears, which buried the Middleton girls hockey co-op 6-1 last Saturday. Already trailing 3-0 midway through the second period to the fifth-ranked Ice Bears (6-1-0 overall), the Metro Lynx (4-3-0 overall, 1-1-0 Badger Conference) picked up their lone goal of the game as Emma Vincent scored with four-and-a-half minutes remaining. Hunter Kurbel stopped 33 of 39 shots on goal in the loss, while the Ice Bears Audrie Murphy turned away eight of nine shots. The Metro Lynx travel to Viroqua (0-3-0, 0-2-0) for a Badger Conference game at 7 p.m. Thursday before hosting the rival MSO Icebergs (5-3-0, 2-0-0) at 8 p.m. Saturday inside the Madison Ice Arena.

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Boys BB: Kellerman hits game-winner at La Follette

Continued from page 12 defense held Craig to a lot of one-anddone possessions and only allowed 26 points at halftime. Top that off with four scorers in double digits, and on paper, it seemed like the game was always in Veronas control. Sophomore guard Cole Schmitz scored 22 points, while junior guard Will Kellerman added 21. Senior guard Mitch Flora added 17, and junior forward Jake Toman chipped in 13. Senior forward John Tackett knocked in six points. We pushed the ball up the floor like we wanted to. We attacked, and we moved the ball, Buss said. Craig also had its fair share of scoring, most of it coming in the fourth. Senior guard Jerry Ngobi led all scorers with 24 points, while senior guard Nolan Maresch added 16. Freshman guard SanTrell Payton chipped in 13 points. Ngobi had 10 of his points in the fourth, while Payton had nine. Maresch had six in the fourth.


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Verona 58, La Follette 56

The wildness continued into Saturday as the Wildcats saw a one-point deficit turn into a 10-point shortcoming. But Verona was able to get to the line 14 times in the fourth quarter and knocked in 11 to tie La Follette. Verona was 16-for-19 overall. The game was still tied with six seconds left, and Kellerman, who led the Wildcats with 15 points, nailed a layup. La Follette missed its last second shot and a putback attempt, and the Wildcats were now in the middle of an early season conference race for first. Flora added 14 points, while Schmitz and Toman chipped in 11 and 10, respectively. Tackett scored six. La Follette was led by senior forward Keahn Dunn with 14 points. Junior point guard Darold Thomas and senior forward J.J. Collins added 12 and 10, respectively.

Big early-season matchup next

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The schedule doesnt get any easier with the Spartans up next, winners of the last 10 Big Eight titles. The Spartans only loss this season came at the hands of Middleton (2-3), but Memorial has won by double digits over Janesville Parker (1-4), Madison

Sophomore guard Cole Schmitz drives in for a layup Thursday, Dec. 12, in a Big Eight Conference battle with Janesville Craig at Verona Area High School.

East (1-4) and Madison West. The West win was by 36. Madison Memorial is led by senior forward Darrlyn Willis with 78 points, senior forward Tyler Lindquist with 64

and junior point guard Shareef Smith with 50. Verona has had balanced scoring from Kellerman (88), Schmitz (87), Flora (68) and Toman (66).

The Verona Area High School wrestling team was 1-3-1 last Saturday at the Dells Duals Classic at Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. The Wildcats defeated Cumberland, an honorable mention in Division 3 according to wiwres, 48-33 and tied Whitnall 39-39. They lost to Gale Ettrick Trempeleau/ Melrose-Mindoro 39-28, Slinger 37-36 and Lomira 45-32. Junior Dakin Coons, junior Eric Schmid, sophomore Matt Waller and freshman Brandon Daniels all went 5-0. Junior Jackson Bryant and sophomore Trayvonn Johnson were both 4-1, and sophomore Garrison Stauffer was 3-2. Coons pinned Jonathan Khosa (Cumberland) in 2 minutes, 52 seconds, Nick Miller (Slinger) in 4:46 and Evan Schrauth (Lomira) in 52 seconds. He also defeated Mike OHara (GET) 11-7 and had a forfeit win. Daniels pinned Jim Springsteen (Cumberland) in 2:43 and Matthew Patterson (Whitnall) in 57 seconds. He also won by major decisions over Cole Rossow (GET),11-3, and Tyler Garriety (Lomira), 10-0. The final win was a forfeit. Schmid had pins over Jeff Maynard (GET) in 54 seconds, Oscar Quintana (Cumberland) in 14 seconds and Adam Beine (Slinger) in 52 seconds. He added a 9-0 major

over Casey Seltrecht (Lomira). Waller pinned Ryan Riedel (Lomira) in 1:27, Drew Rihn (Cumberland) in 1:38 and Ken Herr (GET) in 1:43. He also had a forfeit and defeated Joe Price (Whitnall) 4-2. Bryant had pins over Ben Gilbert (Cumberland) in 33 seconds, Peter Moore (Whitnall) in 52 seconds, Steve Sacotte (Slinger) in 4:47 and Jackson Ringle (Lomira) in 1:21. Johnson had a forfeit and pins over Patrick Higley (GET) in 2:24, Taylor Pease (Cumberland) in 5:27 and Ryan Keierleber (Whitnall) in 20 seconds. Stauffer pinned Jon Homontowski (Whitnall) in 3:46 and Turner Moe (Cumberland) in 5:31. He also defeated Cole Williams (GET) in a 4-3 decision. Lomira finished first in the white pool, while Whitnall took second. GET was third, and Cumberland and Slinger were fifth and last, respectively. An honorable mention in Division 2, St. Croix Falls was first in the blue pool, while DeForest was first in the red pool. Ranked No. 4 in Division 3, Spring Valley/ Elmwood took first in the black pool. Verona continues the season at 7 p.m. Thursday in a home dual against Madison La Follette. It then travels to the La Crosse Civic Center for the Bi-State Invitational Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27-28.

Hockey: Wildcats remain undefeated on young season

Continued from page 12 all for the shutout. Thorton registered 69 saves in the loss. It wasnt until Grant Smiths power-play goal at just over 11 minutes into the second period that the Wildcats were finally able to go up on Memorial for good. Seid added an exclamation point two-and-a-half minutes into the third period, scoring an unassisted shorthanded goal. Sophomore Alex Jones stopped 19 of 22 shots on goal to preserve the win for Verona. The Spartans (2-4-0, 1-3-0) hung around as long as they did in large part thanks to the play of goaltender Zach Osborn, who saw 57 shots on goal. Fromberger set up four of the five goals. Cleghorn stopped 17 shots to earn the win. Beloit dropped to 2-4-0 in the Big Eight with the loss (4-6-0 overall) despite Ashton Walked turned aside 70 shots on goal. The Wildcats host fellow Big Eight Conference undefeated Middleton (4-2-1, 3-0-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday. Verona travels to Rochester (Minn.) for its annual holiday tournament Dec. 26-28 where the first game will pit the Wildcats against Eau Claire Memorial. Verona and the Old Abes met last year in the WIAA state championship game with Eau Claire Memorial winning 6-1. Im confident that guys will step up and start capitalizing on more opportunities as the season progresses, Marshall said. We are playing pretty good hockey so far, the scoring touch is all we need to develop in order to make it another very successful year.

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Continued from page 13 of the meet, Wuerger said. The Wildcats host Janesville Parker at 5 p.m. Friday. They return to action two days after Christmas when they travel to Mequon for the Highlander Invitational at 10 a.m. Friday. Arrowhead, Muskego, Shorewood, Greenfield/ Greendale and Lake Forest (Ill.) round out a talent field. Edgewood (388.5). Wickstrom, who was part of three other top three finishes at the meet, finished second to DeForests Nicholas Potter in 5:15. Potter bested the field with a blistering early-season time of 4:54.28, while Wellnitz took third in 5:16.25. Prior to that, Wickstrom finished third in the 200 individual medley in 2:07.04 behind Edgewoods Payton teDuits (2:05.12) and McFarlands Joe Heiser (2;06.18). McGilvray racked up a pair of third-place finishes in the 50 free and 100 freestyles. Edgewoods Jack McLaughin (22.39), who finished third at last years Division 2 state meet, held off Baraboos Tanner Craker (22.62), who was eighth at state, for top honors in the 50 free. McGilvray rounded out the top three in Fort Atkinson with a 22.7.

Verona 5, Mad. Memorial 3

Verona senior forward Harry Seid scored twice Saturday inside Eagles Nest Ice Arena to help the Wildcats defeat Madison Memorial 5-3. Ty Pelton-Bryce scored an evenstrength goal four-and-a-half minutes into the first period to give the Spartans their only lead. The Wildcats answered four minutes later on the power play thanks to Brogan Baker before Seids first goal 10 minutes into the period gave Verona its first lead. Parker, who had a goal and two assists, later pushed Veronas lead to 3-1 early in the second period only to watch Jacob Padley and Blake Komplin score to draw the Spartans even.

Verona 5, Beloit Memorial 0

Baker scored twice and added an assist in a 5-0 shellacking of Beloit Memorial on the road Tuesday evening inside Edwards Ice Arena. Forward Charlie Parker added a pair of goals, while Brodie Roehrig chipped in the final score. Senior defenseman Philippe

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Society, and a founding Paul R. Marty, age 83, member of The Sugar River passed away at his home Ducks Unlimited Verona on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Chapter. Paul is survived by Paul was born on the family farm on May 17, 1930, his wife of 62 years, Doroto Carl and Emma (Rhiner) thy; children, Pat (Michael) Marty. He attended Gordon Ehly, Nancy (Steve) BolSchool, a one-room school lig, and Jean (Gary Cannhouse, later graduating from alte) Marty; grandchildren, Verona High School in Mikaela & Mitch Ehly, 1948. In high school, Paul Tyler (Whitney) Knudtson, lettered in boxing, football, Jackson & Wyatt Bollig, baseball, and basketball; he and Charlie Cannalte; sister, holds the record for the most Virginia (Clarence) Witt; points scored in a basketball Paul Marty sister-in-law, Mary Hefty; game before more recent brother-in-law, Leo Sweerule changes. Paul married ney, and many nieces, nephhis high school sweetheart, Verona Ameriews and life-long friends. Dorothy Sweeney, on Aug. c a n L e g i o n Also survived by his hunting 11, 1951, at St. Andrew Mason-LindLabrador Retriever, Max. Catholic Church in Verona. say Post 385, Preceded in death by his He enlisted in the U.S. Navy a leader of the Gordon Go- parents; brothers, Art (Darin December of 1951; while Getters 4-H Club, and was a lyn) & Russ (Marge); sister, serving, he continued box- president on the St. Andrew Kathryn (Greg) Tierney. A ing and played for the Navy Catholic Church Council. Mass of Christian Burial All-Star Softball Team. He was especially proud was held at St. Andrew After being honorably dis- of his Swiss heritage. Paul Catholic Church, 301 N. charged, Paul worked at loved the outdoors, espe- Main Street, Verona, on SatMURA, University of Wis- cially golfing, fishing, hunt- urday, Dec. 14, 2013, with consin Computer Center ing, and trap shooting with Father William Vernon preand American Family Insur- his family and friends; he siding. Burial with full miliance, where he was an agent passed his passion on to his tary honors followed at St. in Verona more than 30 nephews and grandsons. He Andrew Catholic Cemetery. years. Paul played for the was a life-time member of To view and sign this guestVerona Home Talent Base- the Dane County Conserva- book, please visit: ryanfuball team for many years. tion League, board mem- He was a member of the ber of the Ruffed Grouse Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Verona Chapel 220 Enterprise Drive 845-6625

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December 19, 2013

The Verona Press

VAHS: Gorrell: We want more kids taking more rigorous, relevant courses
Continued from page 1 racially. To get each group up to 70 percent participation in AP classes among both low income and medium/high income students among all the races, the school would need to add 59 medium/ high income and 19 low income white and Asian students, 23 medium/high income and 19 low income Hispanic/Latino students, 15 medium/high income and 21 low income AfricanAmerican students and two medium/high income and three low income students of other races. Superintendent Dean Gorrell joined Hammen and Boehm in pointing to the importance of these classes in preparing students for college. In a recent survey of VAHS students done through the partnership, 94 percent of respondents said they have an interest in pursuing college education. The survey also showed that many students, especially those from under-represented classes, felt they had information barriers in front of them to taking AP classes, including not knowing the classes existed, not understanding the benefits or not having enough information from AP teachers and staff. Board member Joanne Gauthier said the problem has existed for years in regard to knowledge and a stigma around AP classes. I didnt know what AP was until all my friends were taking the classes, Gauthier said. Its an old problem. An even higher percentage of students responding to the survey again highest among underrepresented students reported expectation barriers to taking the classes, including a lack of adult encouragement, no expectation at home of attending college and a perception of being unwelcome in the classes. Hammen, Boehm and Gorrell also stressed that while the rules surrounding AP classes, including classes required as prerequisites, are issues the high school has to decide on, closing the gap in AP classes is a 4K-12 problem for the district. That was demonstrated when Gorrell invited administrators from all of the districts schools to a presentation when the survey data was received weeks ago. While the schools administrators work to change the rules, there are also pre-conceived notions from teachers and staff that they need to change, including concerns about dumbing down AP classes or lowering test scores, reflecting poorly on their teaching. Its a fear factor about who is going to notice if I dont do as well. We dont care how kids do on a test, Gorrell said. We want more kids taking more rigorous and relevant courses for them that light them up, that have shown consistently to be an indicator of completing college. Boehm pointed to other districts that have worked with Equal Opportunity Schools that have not seen their test scores go down, though he did not cite any specific district. It has not diminished the scores, Boehm said. Its opened up the world of AP to a lot of folks who are benefitting from it who currently are locked out of that. One aspect of the survey created Student at a Glance information for each student, listing their interests, grade point average, trusted teachers, knowledge about AP classes and how many teachers recommended them for an AP class. The presentation cited two specific examples, with one student having a 1.89 grade point average, typically well below what would be expected of a student before entering AP classes. However, the student also had two teachers recommending her to take AP classes. This reflected a broad change in what VAHS staff members see as the best predictors of success in AP classes. The survey showed the highest success indicator, according to staff, was student motivation, followed by student interest, quality of teaching, prerequisites, grade point average and test scores. Moving forward, administrators plan to use that information to target students who they hope will take those classes, and have the trusted teachers they listed begin those conversations, and hope to begin closing the gaps by fall 2014. Monday night. Before giving final approval, they are considering moving a five-day weekend currently scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 3 a week earlier, to break up the first quarter more evenly. The current draft has school beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, with the first quarter ending Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. The second quarter would run until Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, with winter break falling between Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, and Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Third quarter would begin Monday, Feb. 26, 2015, and go until Friday, April 3, 2015, when spring break would also begin. The school year would resume April 13, 2015, and end June 11, 2015. The board will consider the calendar at future meetings.

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December 19, 2013

The Verona Press

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are advised of an opportunity to request a public hearing by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to consider the proposed highway improvements. The Proposed Action includes the following: The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve the level of safety and service of the project portion of US 18/151 to that which is consistent with its function as backbone route on the Wisconsin Department of Transportations (WisDOT) Connections 2030 network. Three primary needs for the Proposed Action have been identified for this portion of US 18/151. Long-term highway corridor preservation Emerging safety and operational concerns Land use/transportation planning and coordination Long-term highway corridor preservation Between 2000 and 2010 most of the corridor communities have experienced population growth. Though the growth rate varies among the communities, population forecasts predict growth trends to continue for most of the communities along the corridor. As populations grow, there are increased demands for access to housing, education, and employment. Traffic volumes are predicted to increase as populations increase within the local communities and the larger cities in the area, increas-


ing the importance of maintaining this portion of US 18/151 as a safe and efficient backbone corridor. Developing a proactive plan to limit access points along the highway and preserve a corridor for the investment the public has already made in this facility ensures that the best preservation solutions are not precluded by past or future development decisions. Lands needed for grade separation structures (interchanges and over/underpasses) and local connecting roads can be preserved. Emerging safety and operational concerns Operational and safety needs for US 18/151 are expected to grow as traffic volumes and development along the corridor increases. In 2009 and 2010, traffic volumes along this section of US 18/151 ranged from 14,500 vehicles per day (vpd) to 20,400 vpd. Future traffic volumes are anticipated to increase to 19,100 to 33,600 by the year 2037. The statewide average crash rate for rural expressways is 55 crashes per hundred million vehicles miles (HMVM). Five of the 11 sections along this corridor exceed the statewide crash rate. Additionally, five of the 11 sections exceed the statewide rate for injury crashes (18.4) and 6 of 11 sections exceed the statewide rate for fatality crashes (0.8). As mainline and side road traffic volumes increase along this highspeed rural facility, the ability to get on, off or across US 18/151 will become more difficult because the frequency and duration of gaps in US 18/151 traffic will decrease. If all other conditions remain unchanged, this may increase the frequency of drivers using smaller than desirable gaps when accessing the highway from side roads and driveways. This may result in more crashes overall and of particular concern, an increase in the number of severe crashes, given the significant speed differential between vehicles on the four-lane highway compared to those entering. Input from members of the public indicates a common and growing concern with the increasing difficulty in safely accessing the highway, and the risk associated with making these movements. Local land use/transportation planning and coordination Land use changes in the area are contributing to increases in traffic on US 18/151. Identifying future changes in access can help communities ensure that development plans are compatible with the planned transportation system.

Joint efforts on the part of WisDOT and local communities to plan and develop in ways that are compatible with the eventual building of alternative access and safe crossings eases the conversion of US 18/151 to a freeway facility, reducing negative impacts on communities and property owners. Another principal benefit of the planning and mapping process is to provide certainty to land owners and local communities regarding the location and amount the right of way needed for changes to the highway system. This would avoid potentially costly relocations and disruptions for property owners in the future as the corridor is converted to a freeway. Proposed Action Summary To achieve the purpose and need, the Proposed Action would eliminate all public and private at-grade access on US 18/151. New access by interchange and grade-separated crossings of most intersection side roads plus additions and alterations to the local road network are necessary to provide suitable routes for traveling to and accessing US 18/151. These alternate routes must provide for safe travel without unreasonable indirection and ensure that an adequate response time for emergency services is maintained. This US 18/151 Freeway Conversion Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) is a planning action to identify the requisite improvements. Prior to the funding for the construction of the improvements identified in the EA, the right-of-way needed to convert this facility to a freeway may be Officially Mapped under Wisconsin State Statute 84.295(10). This statute provides the Department the authority to purchase Officially Mapped lands as right-of-way and serves as a link between the planning and preservation process and the final project design. Construction of the Proposed Action would eventually result in designating this portion US 18/151 as a Freeway under Wisconsin State Statute 84.295. Prior to either action under 84.295, WisDOT will hold a public hearing. The Proposed Action (Preferred Alternative) would add a total of four new interchanges, seven grade-separated crossings (two underpasses and five overpasses), 21 miles of new and altered local roads and one pair of auxiliary lanes approximately ? mile in length. Approximately 70 at-grade crossing would be eliminated along the corridor, including 34 at-grade intersections, one commercial driveway, 19 residential

driveways, and 16 field entrances. The changes/additions to county and town roads would be constructed in accordance with the volume and classification-based standards in WisDOTs Facilities Development Manual (FDM) for new construction or reconstruction. The two-lane county roads would have a traveled way width of 20 to 24 feet and shoulder width of three to six feet. Town roads would have a traveled way width of 20 to 22 feet and a shoulder width of three to six feet. The Preferred Alternative will have an access control element for all interchanges. In general, no new access will be allowed between ramps and the nearest side road intersections. Access control will be extended along all legs of those nearest side road intersections. The access control distance will generally be the larger of the functional area of the intersection or county minimum distance from intersection to nearest access point. These controls will be added at existing interchanges to the extent they do not already exist. Existing access points within the access control limits will be evaluated as to their effect on safety and capacity on a section by section basis as part of the final design. The total amount of real estate required to construct the Proposed Action is estimated to be 479.8 acres. Further information concerning the proposed improvement is available at the Departments Southwest Region in Madison, Wisconsin at the address given below. A public hearing may be requested by individuals to whom the proposed project is of significant concern. The hearing request should indicate the concerns and reasons why a hearing is requested. A public hearing may be held if it is determined that there is substantial public interest to warrant a hearing. Before making a request for a public hearing, persons are encouraged to contact the Departments Project Manager, Larry Barta, P.E. at (608) 2463884 to express their views and discuss those aspects of the proposal that are of concern. If a hearing is held, it will consider location and design aspects of the proposed improvement; the social, economic, and environmental impacts and effects of the proposed improvement (including those aspects that may require permit application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pursuant to Section 404 of the Federal Clean Water Act); and whether the improvement is or is not in the public interest and consistent with the goals and objectives of

area planning. A request for a public hearing may be made by submitting a written request to Larry Barta, Project Manager, WisDOT Southwest Region, 2101 Wright Street, Madison, WI, 53704-2583, postmarked on or before Friday, January 3, 2014. If a hearing is held, notice of the time and place of the hearing will be published in area newspapers. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are further notified of the availability of an Environmental Assessment of the proposals impacts and effects which has been prepared and filed according to the State and National Environmental Policy Acts. This document indicates that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated to occur as a result of this improvement. Printed copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for inspection and copying at the following locations: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation Southwest Region Larry Barta, Project Manager 2101 Wright Street Madison, WI, 53704-2583 (608) 246-3884 WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711 Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation DTSD - Bureau of Technical Services Rebecca Burkel, Director 4802 Sheboygan Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7965 (608) 516-6336 Mount Horeb Public Library 105 Perimeter Road Mount Horeb, WI 53572 Phone: (608) 437-5021 Dodgeville Public Library 139 South Iowa Street Dodgeville, WI 53533 Phone: (608) 935-3728 Verona Public Library 500 Silent Street Verona, WI 53593 (608) 845-7180 Barneveld Public Library 107 W. Orbison Street Barneveld, WI 53507 (608) 924-3711 Electronic copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for review at the following municipal offices: Village of Ridgeway, 113 Dougherty Court, Ridgeway, WI; Phone: (608)

924-5881 Village of Barneveld, 403 East County ID, Barneveld, WI; Phone: (608) 924-6861 Village of Blue Mounds, 11011 Brigham Avenue, Blue Mounds, WI; Phone: (608) 437-5197 Town of Dodgeville, 108 East Leffler Street, Dodgeville, WI; Phone: (608) 935-5808 Town of Ridgeway, 6300 Prairie Road, Ridgeway, WI; Phone: (608) 9242247 Town of Brigham, 407 East County ID, Barneveld, WI 53507; Phone: (608) 924-1013 Town of Blue Mounds, 10566 Blue Vista Road, Blue Mounds, WI; Phone: (608) 437-5311 Town of Springdale, 2379 Town Hall Road, Mount Horeb, WI; Phone: (608) 437-6230 Town of Verona, 335 North Nine Mound Road, Verona, WI; Phone: (608) 845-7187 City of Dodgeville, 100 E. Fountain St., Dodgeville, WI; Phone: (608) 930-5228 An electronic copy of the document is also available on the WisDOT Project Website: Comments regarding the environmental impacts and effects of the proposed improvement are invited to be submitted to the Department of Transportation postmarked on or before Friday, January 3, 2014. Mail to Larry Barta, Project Manager, WisDOT Southwest Region, 2101 Wright Street, Madison, WI, 53704-2583. Comments can also be submitted via email on or before Friday, January 3, 2014 at Larry.Barta@dot. Persons with an interest in or knowledge about historical and archeological resources in the project are invited to include such information as part of any comments submitted or contact Larry Barta at (608) 246-3884. Note: The Southwest Region Office is handicap accessible and the hearing impaired can contact the District through the Wisconsin Telecommunication Relay System phone number 711. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Transportation System Development Project ID # 1200-08-00 Published: November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2013 WNAXLP


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your IRA and your 401(k). These tax-advantaged accounts can be good options for your retirement savings strategy. Also, try to reduce your debt load. Its not always easy, but the lower your debt payments, the more money youll have available to invest. Heres another resolution: Build an emergency fund containing six to 12 months worth of living expenses, with the money held in a liquid account. Such a fund will help you Brendon Diers, AAMS avoid dipping into long-term investments for emergencies, like a new furnace or major car repair. Another key resolution: Make sure your protection needs are being met with Financial Advisor the proper amounts of life and disability insurance. Finally, resolve not to overreact to market volatility. Youll help yourself greatly by following an appropriate investment strategy in every market environment. Work to turn these resolutions into realities. Your efforts could pay off well beyond 2014.
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your house or coming down the chimney? Surprisingly, this issue has not been decided in the courts; however, here are some things to consider. Generally, the airspace that is 500 feet or more above ones house is navigable airspace. And, pursuant to federal law, the public has the freedom to travel through that airspace. Assuming Santas sleigh is an aircraft, and assuming Santas ight plans keep him at 500 feet (because he is a law abiding jolly fellow), Santa has what amounts to a license to y in the airspace above ones house. Federal regulations also grant aircraft a limited exception to the minimum federal altitude of 500 feet for certain take-offs and landings. However, while Santa may be able to y over your property when leaving your neighbors roof, he may be in trouble if his reindeer cause any damage to your roof upon his landing. Further, one of the property rights a person has is the possession and exclusive control over his property, which includes the right to exclude others. So is Santa trespassing when he lands on the roof and comes down the chimney? Or, does he have consent (i.e. permission) to be there? Consent can be expressly given or it may be implied from the conduct of the homeowner, the relationship of the parties, or custom. Consent is required to confer a license on another to enter your property. Therefore, be forewarned that leaving milk and cookies out on or about December 24 of any year would support a strong argument for implied consent. In my legal opinion, dont be a Grinch this holiday season; rather, give Santa an express invitation to stop on by and enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones.

Q. Can you legally prevent Santa from flying over your house or coming down the chimney? A. Lets say youre a Grinch and that Santa left you a lump of coal last Christmas and you expect the same this year. Can you legally prevent Santa from ying over

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on listing an older home. The inspection can give you an overview of what may need repairing or what you might be up against when a buyer has their inspection. Repairing items prior to listing your property can improve how your property shows and minimize potential negotiating later. Keep in mind, the majority of buyers will still want their own independent inspection. The main objective of a pre-inspection is for your own information for repair and disclosure purposes. Inspectors are generalists and not all are created equal. For a list of great local inspectors, check out our website under About the Area. Making a Difference, One Home at a Time! (608) 492-2272


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the mouth. They are caused by a virus that many of us were exposed to years ago. Cold sores are actually not related to colds or fevers but can be triggered by any illness, fatigue, stress, sun or wind exposure and other things. Cold sores are contagious and can be spread to other people and other parts of your body especially once the blisters appear. Some people get warning that a cold sore is developing by feeling a tingle or itchiness at the spot on the outer lip where the sore will erupt. It is during this moment, before any sore is visible, that immediate preventive medications can be effecDr. Patrick Tepe, DDS tive. These prescription anti-viral medications come in capsule and cream form and must be started immediately. These medications are very costly and do have some potential side effects. For the average adult that gets a cold sore just once in a while, there is little more that can be done but for those that get sores monthly or more, it may be worth speaking to your dentist or physician about the options. Ask your dentist or physician if a medication may be right for you. Once the blisters appear follow a few simple rules. Do not burst the blisters yourself. Do not apply Vaseline, Carmex or lip balm. Always wash your hands following any contact with the sores. The over- the-counter medicated cream, Abreva, can reduce the healing time slightly by helping to dry the sore. There are prescription creams as well that also can reduce healing slightly and possibly with greater effectiveness. Once the blisters appear though, healing must take its course, usually 7-10 days.

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to be electronic. What should I do? A. Remember that a wish list is just that. Treat this as an opportunity to show your children that while it can be fun to make a list, its not a guarantee but more a list of possible ideas. As the parent, its up to you to make choices that you feel are best for them and within the family budget. There are many fun crafts, toys, and board games that can make great gifts and when children are exposed to them they may discover theres more to life than electronics.

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primary reason: they dont feel old. But these days many senior centers have evolved way beyond providing basic services to only those seniors who arent able to get around easily. Have you ever wanted to paint, but didnt have the time? Maybe you want to write creatively, or learn photography but you need the support of others Stephen Rudolph to feel more comfortable. From teaching computer skills, to planning FACHE, CSA vacations, to helping with career advice, senior centers now offer a plethora of opportunities for seniors of all ages. Some are even dropping the name, senior! Check with acquaintances or the BBB to nd a senior center in your area, and you just might be surprised. Discover the benets of senior centers.

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